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  • Photos of the Week: 3/21-3/27 (35 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, tornado damage in Oklahoma, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more. An Orthodox priest blesses Sergey Semchenko of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on March 26, 2015, in Kazakhstan. The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the…
  • Nikon D5500 camera tested at DxOMark

    Nikon Rumors
    [NR] admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Best DxOMark rated Nikon DSLR cameras DxOMark posted their Nikon D5500 DSLR camera ($796.95) review: "Hard-core Nikon fans aren’t likely to find too much here to get excited about, especially as the company has traded the touchscreen LCD for the built-in GPS of the D5300. Now D5500 users will have to budget $250 extra for the GP-1 and have it take up the accessory shoe, or spend another $15 for the GP1-CL1 strap clip. Of course, you could possibly sync location data using the Wireless Mobile Utility app, but that’s another story. In terms of sensor performance alone, the Nikon D5500 is…
  • Firmware Friday: Updates land for 7 cameras including Sony A6000 and A7-series, Pentax 645Z

    Imaging Resource News Page
    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
        Firmware Friday returns this week with a raft of camera updates from Nikon, Pentax and Sony, as well as updates for Nikon's UT-1 Communication Unit, two of Canon's professional camcorders, and the software Ricoh bundles with (or sells for) some of its Pentax-branded camera. It's quite the week for updates, in other words! We'll start our roundup with Sony, as the company has far and away the most firmware news this time around. The Sony A6000, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R and Sony A7S updates are all about adding support... (read more)
  • Nikon D7200 First Shots posted: A peek under the hood at our initial lab test sample images

    Imaging Resource News Page
    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
        The long awaited successor to the popular Nikon D7100 has just touched down in our lab, and we wanted to get you our First Shots without delay! The big story with the D7200 is a big increase in buffer depth over the predecessor, granting sports and wildlife shooters greater image capture ability for burst shooting. We'll take a closer look at that and all the other major changes in our review to come, but for an initial glance at still image quality as ISO rises you can use our First Shot lab samples of our Still Life test... (read more)
  • On This Day 36 Years Ago: The Signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (1 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    In 1978, after more than a year of diplomatic efforts, the Camp David Accords were signed, establishing a framework for peace between Egypt and Israel. Egypt had been in a state of declared war with Israel since 1948, punctuated by several short but violent conflicts, including the Six-Day War in 1967. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance laid the groundwork to get representatives from Egypt and Israel to meet and discuss conditions for ending hostilities and normalizing diplomatic relations. Israel agreed to withdraw its troops from the Sinai Peninsula, and…
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Photos of the Week: 3/21-3/27 (35 photos)

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    This week, we have photos of the Germanwings flight crash scene, preparations for launch at the Baikonur cosmodrome, a sinkhole in New Jersey, unrest and airstrikes in Yemen, Alaskan Wood bison returning to the wild, the last Jew in the Turkish town of Edirne, tornado damage in Oklahoma, a memorial to Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, and much more. An Orthodox priest blesses Sergey Semchenko of the Russian Search and Recovery Forces after having blessed the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Launch pad on March 26, 2015, in Kazakhstan. The NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and the…
  • On This Day 36 Years Ago: The Signing of the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (1 photos)

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    In 1978, after more than a year of diplomatic efforts, the Camp David Accords were signed, establishing a framework for peace between Egypt and Israel. Egypt had been in a state of declared war with Israel since 1948, punctuated by several short but violent conflicts, including the Six-Day War in 1967. In 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Secretary of State Cyrus Vance laid the groundwork to get representatives from Egypt and Israel to meet and discuss conditions for ending hostilities and normalizing diplomatic relations. Israel agreed to withdraw its troops from the Sinai Peninsula, and…
  • The Big Thaw (31 photos)

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Friday was the vernal equinox, the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, despite continued wintry conditions in a few places (I'm looking at you, New England). As the sunlight becomes more prevalent, people, plants, and animals are beginning to emerge from their winter modes to step outside, bloom, and otherwise welcome the sunshine. These photos show festivals and glimpses of the new season from around the world, as we shake off the winter and greet the spring. Sun shines through the petals of a daisy in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on March 9, 2015. (Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty…
  • A Virtual Drive Through Bhutan (30 photos)

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Google's Street View vans continue to cover countries around the world, stitching together panoramas and allowing armchair travelers to hit the road. A few years ago, I posted "A Trip to Bhutan," a photo essay made up largely of the agency photographer's shots, which had a great reception. Today I'd like to show you a few views of Bhutan's remarkable landscape and colorful architecture, courtesy of Google's Street View team (with links in the captions, so you can explore more on your own). Covering most of the roads in mountainous country, some of the shots were…
  • A European 'Supertide' (12 photos)

    21 Mar 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Part of France's North Atlantic coast and southwestern England braced for their first giant tide of the millennium on Saturday as the alignment of the sun and the moon created an ocean surge not seen since the 1990s. This so-called "supertide" or "tide of the century," with surges up to 14 meters high, actually happens every 18 years. The high tides have turned France's famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island, and sent bore tide waves into England's River Severn, and the extreme low tides have exposed areas of beach and rock unseen since 1997. An aerial view as…
 
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  • Crisis in Yemen

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Since the horrific attack on Shi’ite mosques last week, Yemen has been tumbling into chaos. Militants of the Islamic State claimed responsibility, intensifying conflict with the rebel Houthi group that continues to gain control of parts of the country. Saudia Arabia has conducted airstrikes to try to stop the advance, and ground troops could also be sent from other countries. NOTE: Graphic content -- By Leanne Burden SeidelAnti-Houthi protesters demonstrate in Yemen's southwestern city of Taiz, March 23. Soldiers loyal to Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi fought off dozens of Shi'ite…
  • Mascots bring the spirit

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:29 pm
    With the NCAA March Madness Tournament underway, the mascots are out in force to bring good luck to their teams. Here are some of them, and other mascots representing their team or organization. -- By Lloyd YoungThe mascot of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 68-49 during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena on March 22. (Bob Leverone/Getty Images)
  • Ceremony fit for a king

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Thousands of people lined the streets of Leicester, England, Sunday to view the coffin of King Richard III as it made its way to Leicester Cathedral for three days of public viewing before his remains are reinterred during a service attended by members of the royal family. The skeletal remains of the king were discovered in 2012 under a parking lot some 500 years after he was killed during the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. -- By Lloyd YoungThe King Richard III statue stands in the gardens of Leicester Cathedral, in Leicester, central England on March 19. King Richard III, the medieval…
  • Spring scenes

    20 Mar 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere. The vernal equinox is anticipated by many looking forward to warmer temperatures and a welcoming rebirth. In some areas of the world, the signs are more apparent. This year, the first day of spring held the distinction of coinciding with a solar eclipse. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelPedestrians walk past flowering trees in Piedmont Park, March 16, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/Associated Press)
  • Colors in the Sky

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    With a severe solar storm raging, the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, could be seen from the island of Nantucket this week. The phenomenon, usually visible only much farther north, takes place when gaseous particles in the Earth’s atmosphere collide with charged particles released from the sun. -- By Lloyd YoungThe aurora borealis, or the northern lights, over Derwent water near Keswick, England, on March 18. The northern lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere with charged particles released from the sun. (Owen Humphreys/Associated…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Readers' Showcase: Raymond Pang

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    'Whales made me do it' isn't exactly what we expected to hear when we asked DPR reader Raymond Pang how he got started in photography. Then again, he's not really your typical photographer. When he couldn't find an app to help him plan out shoots in advance, he learned iOS app development and created one. Take a look at some of his images and read more in our Q&A. See gallery
  • Lee Filters introduces updates to super-wide SW system to fit more lenses and reduce flare

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way. Read more
  • Adaptalux introduces portable lighting studio for macro photography

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    Adaptalux has introduced a new portable lighting studio, likewise called Adaptalux, which is designed specifically for macro photography. The design is modular in nature, allowing photographers to 'rebuild' it in different ways to meet different needs. This is achieved using a core Control Pod into which Lighting Arms are plugged, with each Lighting Arm being customizable in regards to color, beam angle, brightness and diffusion. Read more
  • X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The X30 is the latest iteration of Fujifilm's line of premium compact cameras. Featuring a 12MP X-Trans sensor coupled with a 28-112mm equivalent fast zoom, the X30 is a capable camera, made more enjoyable compared to its predecessors by the addition of a high-resolution electronic viewfinder. Our man in England, Damien Demolder has been shooting with one and shares his take. Read review
  • Manfrotto launches miniature Lumie LED lights

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Accessories manufacturer Manfrotto has announced a new series of consumer LED lights that offer portable continuous output for stills and video photographers. The Lumie Art, Play and Muse lights are powered by a USB rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that is said to deliver over an hour’s worth of continuous lighting. While the Art and Play models come with a hotshoe adapter and a tripod mount, the Muse additionally has a ball and socket head that makes angling the light easy. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • “Howdy” From Holland!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: Greetings from here in The Netherlands Got here yesterday and spent the day with my buddy, fashion photographer, lighting wizard, and awesome instructor, Frank Doorhof (that’s a copy of the Czech translation of Frank’s bestselling “Mastering The Model Shoot” I saw displayed when touring Frank’s cool new studios in a town outside Amsterdam).We went to go shooting yesterday, but by the time I took my “jetlag avoidance nap” the rain had moved in, so we didn’t get any shooting done, but today we’ve got permission for what could…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Moose Peterson’s Safari Adventure Moose goes on safari! With a career studying and photographing wildlife for over three decades, Moose has his first African safari and you’ve got a front row seat. Join Moose as he encounters the wide array of wildlife that calls the Mala Mala Game Reserve in South Africa home. Moose shares his take on the gear he brought along with his tips and techniques for capturing images that help tell the story of your trip.KelbyOne Live Want to learn from Scott Kelby or Joel Grimes live in person? Check out these seminar tour dates to see if they’re…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Tom Bol!

    Brad Moore
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    NEW FRONTIERSAll photographers have familiar subject matter. Maybe you are wedding photographer, a sports shooter or a headshot specialist. You cover similar events and subjects year after year. The natural progression is you start asking yourself, ‘is there a different way to photograph this familiar subject?’ Sometimes unique perspectives or new locations prompt spikes in creativity and original ideas. Sometimes new lighting or post processing creates fresh looks. And other times new gear comes along that lets you realize new possibilities.I’ve been photographing adventure sports for…
  • My Favorite Football Shots From The 2014 Season

    Scott Kelby
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:06 pm
    OK, I am WAY behind on posting this, especially since we’re just about to start cranking up the 2015 NFL season, but it’s one of those better-late-than-never things (at least that’s what I keep telling myself). :)A 60-Second Recap: I wound up shooting about the same number of games this year as I did last year, but I still missed quite a few games overall due to my travel schedule and family vacations (I have the opportunity to shoot about 21 games total per season if I shoot every single week, including preseason).  I shot most of the Bucs home games, and I picked up a…
  • This Weekend Only – 25% OFF Prints from MPIX!

    Brad Moore
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    THIS WEEKEND ONLY – 25% OFF ALL PRINTS! Our friends at Mpix are here to help you clean out your camera just in time for spring with a 25% off all prints sale you can’t afford to miss. From now, Friday March 20, through Sunday March 22, fill up your cart with whatever prints you’d like to purchase, then enter the promo code kelbyspringcleaning at checkout to receive the discount!Maybe it’s time to freshen up your home with some new photos for your walls, give that special someone a way to remember that amazing day you shared recently, or it’s just time you…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Mumbai

    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I just spent the last week in Mumbai India.   I have made a few trips to India in the past year but I haven’t had much time for photography so wanted to make sure I was able to take some pictures this trip.   The trip was for an event my company was hosting.   It was great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.   I got to speak on a panel on Social Media with a few friends; Rega Jha the Editor of Buzzfeed India, Model Scherezade Shroff, and Rohan Joshi from the comedy collective AIB.   They are all very funny people so it made for a really fun panel.
  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 2

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    I am continuing flashing Tokyoites with a deadpan look on their face…  I am getting the hang of this and really getting a feel for which backgrounds work well with this.  I really like how the images are coming out. Meet Frederique… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron 28mm f/2.0 a Leica SF 24D Flash. Meet Duncan (aka PDR)…. He is a well know YouTuber in Japan.   I mentioned one of his recent videos in the past.  It’s worth a watch ‘McDonald’s Japan Future F#%k Ups‘.  It’s in Japanese so enable english subtitles……
  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 1

    Dave
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    I have been carrying my Leica M Monochrom 28mm lens and my small Leica flash for the past week. My shots while out on the street didn’t come out that great but I also didn’t really try that hard.  I mostly spent my time shooting people.  I think I am getting the hang of this configuration and I really like the results I am getting. Meet Hiroko… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron 28mm f/2.0 a Leica SF 24D Flash. Meet Bernie… Meet Alex… Waiting for OKGO…. OKGO Acoustic Session at YouTube Space Tokyo… Meet DJ Mac… Meet…
  • Flashing February

    Dave
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    I picked up the Leica SF 24D Flash a few years ago but I haven’t used it much.  I mostly use my larger Leica SF-58 Flash which I am pretty comfortable with but it isn’t very practical or very ergonomic to shoot with.    I want to get better with the SF 24D and I want the results to be more predicable.  I am sure it is pretty straight forward but I just haven’t dedicated any time to shooting with it. I really liked the paparazzi look I got on Matthew’s Birthday.  I really want to work on that work a bit more.   I don’t like jumping out at people and taking…
  • Matthew’s Birthday

    Dave
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Saturday was my friend Matthew’s birthday so on Saturday night I headed out to Devil Craft in Hamamatsucho.   This place has great craft beer and deep dish pizza.   I was actually surprised how good it was.   I wanted to be a bit lazy so I bolted my small flash on my Leica Monochrom and turn it into a big point and shoot camera… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0 with a Leica SF24D Flash Matthew and Masako… Many people there were into photography so mostly the conversations resolved around photography or cameras… After some…
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • How To Use A GoPro Gimbal

    Nathaniel Chu
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    How To Use A GoPro Gimbal Watch The Full Video On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we show you ways to use a GoPro Gimbal including how to set it up and a side by side comparison to see how it stacks up against video footage without using one. Be inspired, shoot, and share. The gear used: GoPro G3 Ultra Canon 5D Mark III The post How To Use A GoPro Gimbal appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Brian Smith Photography Tips During The 2015 WPPI

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Brian Smith Speaking at 2015 WPPI Watch The Full Video Brian Smith speaks during the 2015 WPPI. He shares his tips about “zooming with your feet” composition, image scaling, using a fixed focal length, and looking for the “moment.” Please excuse the sound, it was a busy day at WPPI! Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Brian Smith Photography Tips During The 2015 WPPI appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Zither – Your Gear, Organized

    Nathaniel Chu
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Watch The Full Video It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for! Zither is now available in the Apple AppStore. Organize all of your things by scanning the bar code. Track your warranty, receipts and even your user manuals. Zither – your gear, your life, organized. Download it here: http://apple.co/1wZU3H7 Here’s what the Twitter world has to say so far: "Zither Helps You Organize Gear, Receipts, Manuals, & Warranties"http://t.co/xDYbTOpCAv via @PetaPixel @zithersystems pic.twitter.com/Cd4CmTxOha — B&H Photo Video (@BHPhotoVideo) March 15, 2015…
  • AYP Street: iPhone Photography w/ Sher

    Nathaniel Chu
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:44 am
    Image by Sherilyn Oribello Watch The Full Video We’ve said it many times before: gear doesn’t make you a good photographer. That statement could not be more true with our guest, Sher. Armed with just an iPhone, Sher has taken photography to a whole new level. Her amazing street photography is just another example of how you don’t need a $3000 camera to capture beautiful images. Check it out on this episode of Advancing Your Photography and learn the secrets to better photography. Follow Sher on Instagram: @_Sher With over 26,000 followers on Instagram, Sherilyn Oribello has…
  • Deanne Fitzmaurice Scores SI Cover Photo

    Nathaniel Chu
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Image by Deanne Fitzmaurice via SI Finding out that you were adopted is one thing, but to find out your biological father was inarguably the most dominant pro basketball player in his era is a whole other story. If you haven’t heard already, that is exactly what happened to Aaron Levi. Levi is an artist from San Francisco who claims to be the son of NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain. The story was picked up by Sport Illustrated and features Deanne Fitzmaurice‘s image (above) as the cover photo. Visit Deanne Fitzmaurice‘s website for more. The post Deanne Fitzmaurice Scores SI…
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    Thomas Hawk

  • Priime, The Best iPhone Photo Editor I’ve Ever Used

    Thomas Hawk
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Disclosure, I am an advisor to Priime and have styles included in their style marketplace. Boom. Just a few hours ago Priime went live in the Apple iTunes App Store and already on launch day Apple is featuring it in their best new apps section. What is Priime? Priime is the best mobile phone editor I’ve ever used. I’ve been using it behind the scenes for the past few months and am blown away by how much better it is than anything else out for mobile editing today. The free app features a powerful suite of editing tools allowing you to enhance a lot of the basics around your…
  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

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

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

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

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

  • A windy day at the Forbidden City

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Beijing From Above Today’s photo is related to this video I made below! You can read the whole story about the incarceration here on the blog! Daily Photo – A windy day at the Forbidden City Here's my assistant in China, getting wind-blown and umbrella-inverted at the Forbidden City. As much as I like to tease her for being a rather useless assistant who could carry little more than an African swallow, she did get me out of incarceration with her fast-Chinese-talkin'. It wasn't too long after this that we ended up behind lock & key for flying the quadcopter in…
  • Periscope Up! Join me for Wine, Cheese, and Photo Questions Tonight!

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:59 am
    Experimenting with Periscope Time/Date: – 9 PM Friday PT, 11 PM Friday CT, Midnight New York and EST! – (5 PM New Zealand Time Saturday) You guys know I’m an early-adopter of sorts. I had a GREAT experiment with this new app for iPhone/iPad called Periscope, which is connected to Twitter and allows me to broadcast live any time. Download Periscope for Free here. Basically, any time I choose, I can choose to broadcast live and share what I see, ask questions, or answer questions. I’m gonna experiment again tonight, so come join me and help me explore this! Right now,…
  • the angry mouth opened as the sea ice cracked a smile

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Explorers of Yore I don’t know how those old-timers did it! A long walk from here would get me over to Shackleton’s famous hut in Antarctica. While I was in there, I saw a small dark room. It was amazing! How people back then could take photos then go back to a frozen dark room to edit them is simply beyond me. I barely had enough energy to take out my SD card and put it into my laptop to import into Lightroom! Daily Photo – the angry mouth opened as the sea ice cracked a smile Here, it is a crisp morning. I'm on a cliffside on the edge of an Antarctic volcanic island…
  • Wet, Dark London at Night

    Trey Ratcliff
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Reflections I’ve often thought about how awesome it would be to have a team of people around me all the time, each person holding a huge bucket of water. We could all work together to go wet down an area for a photo. It’s hard for me to think of a time when a dry pavement is better than a wet pavement! Of course, this idea is crazy, until I have my personal robot-bucket army, that is. Daily Photo – Wet, Dark London at Night Not far from here, I had a bit of a sketchy moment! Locals will know where this is, and there is a long alleyway with all kinds of intersecting and…
  • Getting Lost in the Souk

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The finishing touch by MacPhun! I used MacPhun Intensify to get some of this final sharpness. I use it a lot now… another cool one is MacPhun Tonality which is a quick black&white kinda program I also recommend! Not having a plan… …still seems to be one of the best plans of all when going out for an evening of photography. I mean, you can make one decision as to a starting point, but then let it flow from there. That’s what we did here below… I think if we would have had a set plan, we never would have found this incredible place! Daily Photo – Getting…
 
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  • The Best Lenses for Weddings & Portraits [PS 4]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica, Darin, & Nick gather to discuss the best for portraiture, weddings, & life events.  Tips on essential gear & things to leave at home when shooting weddings & portraits.  Q&A with two readers of the Improve Photography website. What’s in this episode: Our favorite lenses for shooting portraits! Best lenses for wedding receptions & events! If forced to work with only one lens, which one would Nick, Erica, & Darin keep? – The why…
  • Shooting a Wedding & Living to Tell About It! [PS 3]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Nick, Erica, & Darin sit down to discuss what it takes to survive Wedding Photography & how to gain more clients!  Planning, planning, planning; what goes on before the big day. What’s in this episode: Erica, Nick, & Darin talk about strategies used gaining Wedding clients. Are bridal fairs really worth the time, money, & effort? The way to a better day! – Pre Wedding Planning! Getting to know your couple. Creating a timeline for clients. Hydrate,…
  • Building Portfolios & Gaining Clients [PS 2]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin, Erica, & Nick discuss tips & tricks for building portfolios & gaining clients.  Answering a question from a reader of the Improve Photography website related to Portrait Photography.  Nick, Erica, & Darin talk about three lessons learned this week! What’s in this episode: Building a portfolio using proven techniques including: offering pro-bono sessions to wet your beak, attending workshops, & more! Gaining clients by posting & tagging your…
  • Laying the Foundation [PS 1]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Welcome to Portrait Session! Erica Kay, Darin Mellor, & Nick Page sit down to discuss laying the foundation for successful Portrait Photography.  The trio talks about the battle of the lighting setups, lessons learned, and more! What’s in this episode: Getting to know Erica, Nick, & Darin. Laying the foundation for good Portrait Photography. Light, focus, & making the client comfortable. Studio strobes versus speed lights. – Battle of the lighting setups!
  • News, Nerding, & the Canon 5D MK IV! [IP 115]

    Darin Mellor
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:38 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin sits down with Jeff Harmon & Nick Page to discuss the 2015 Apple Macbook, Canon 5D MK IV, & a BIG announcement from Google.  The trio discuss realistic numbers on what it costs to become a professional photographer. What’s in this episode: Apple announces the 2015 MacBook.  Is it a good pick for photographers? RIP Google + The Canon 5D MK IV is coming in the fall.  Is it the camera Canon users have been waiting for? What does it really cost to make the…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP 405 – The Paradox of Choice

    Bruce
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Can avoiding gear can actually help your photography? Plus Nikon thinks your hot shoe needs sprucing up and are photographers sleepwalking into photography armageddon? The post TWiP 405 – The Paradox of Choice appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 27: Streets of the World – Washington DC with Lynford Morton

    Valerie
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:14 am
    For this new installment of Streets of the World, I'm taking you to Washington DC and your guide for this special segment is Lynford Morton The post Street Focus 27: Streets of the World – Washington DC with Lynford Morton appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 22: See the World with David duChemin

    Rob
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Photographer, educator and author David duChemin discusses travel photography and his latest ebook, See the World. The post Your Itinerary 22: See the World with David duChemin appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 006 – Creativity for Photographers with Sean Kernan

    Jan
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    Try out these exercises to enhance your creativity as a photographer The post TheFIX 006 – Creativity for Photographers with Sean Kernan appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Workshop: Landscapes & Fine Art Nudes in Joshua Tree, CA

    Frederick
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Join us for a 3-day, 2-night all inclusive workshop discovering the natural beauty of Joshua Tree National Park, combined with the beauty of the female form — au naturel. In this workshop you will photograph landscapes and nude models in and among the rocks at Joshua Tree National Park. The rock formations at Joshua Tree […] The post TWiP Workshop: Landscapes & Fine Art Nudes in Joshua Tree, CA appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Firmware Friday: Updates land for 7 cameras including Sony A6000 and A7-series, Pentax 645Z

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
        Firmware Friday returns this week with a raft of camera updates from Nikon, Pentax and Sony, as well as updates for Nikon's UT-1 Communication Unit, two of Canon's professional camcorders, and the software Ricoh bundles with (or sells for) some of its Pentax-branded camera. It's quite the week for updates, in other words! We'll start our roundup with Sony, as the company has far and away the most firmware news this time around. The Sony A6000, Sony A7, Sony A7 II, Sony A7R and Sony A7S updates are all about adding support... (read more)
  • Canon releases series of tutorials for its Digital Photo Professional and EOS utility programs

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
        It might not be the most widely-used setup for post-production, but Canon’s Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility programs offer a solid option for anyone looking to organize, process and export their RAW photography workflow. To help those looking to give its a try, Canon has released six tutorials, each of which explains and walks through the respective programs one step at a time. The tutorials range between five and thirteen minutes a piece and can be watched à la carte or as a complete series. Below we’ve gathered the... (read more)
  • Sony patent shows off curved, full-frame sensor and accompanying lenses

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
        A new patent from Sony, published March 19th, shows off what could very well be the schematics of the first full frame camera with a curved sensor. Even the abstract of the patent is a bit complicated in nature, but in essence, it describes a full-frame image sensor that would allow future lenses to be more compact in size without sacrificing quality. Sony didn’t just tease a nonexistent or single lens though. They’ve provided the full specs for multiple lenses. However, the specs shared aren’t likely what they’ll be advertised... (read more)
  • Manfrotto launches Lumie, consumer-level series of continuous LED lights

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:17 am
        Italian camera accessory manufacturer has released Lumie, a new series of consumer-level LED lights. Powered by rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries, each of the lights offer continuous, flicker-free lighting for over an hour. The three units are called Lumie Art, Lumie Play and Lumie Muse, which put out 220lux, 440lux and 550lux, respectively. In addition to the power difference, the Play and Muse both feature a hotshoe mount, while the Muse tosses in a ball and socket head for good measure. The lights are balanced for a color... (read more)
  • Nikon D7200 First Shots posted: A peek under the hood at our initial lab test sample images

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:49 pm
        The long awaited successor to the popular Nikon D7100 has just touched down in our lab, and we wanted to get you our First Shots without delay! The big story with the D7200 is a big increase in buffer depth over the predecessor, granting sports and wildlife shooters greater image capture ability for burst shooting. We'll take a closer look at that and all the other major changes in our review to come, but for an initial glance at still image quality as ISO rises you can use our First Shot lab samples of our Still Life test... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 27 March 2015, Friday

    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II. NEW: Nikon 55-200mm DX VR II Review. OK, back to reality. This is a swell little lens for DX.   NEW: How-To Pages at 1X These are lessons showing a great photo and then explaining how it was created.   Neumann KH 120 A. NEW: Neumann KH 120 A & D Review. When you absolutely, positively need to hear what's really in your audio before your client does.  
  • 26 March 2015, Thursday

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L. ALL NEW: Canon 11-24mm Review. Wow, this new Canon is a landmark that expands the envelope of photographic capabilities, and this is probably the longest review I've ever written. I've been working on it all week. It's the world's widest professional SLR lens, and it's also sharper than anything that used to come close to this wide. It, along with the 100-400 IS L II, are landmark lenses that let us do new things we never used to be able to do.   NEW: Ultra-Ultrawides compared So by how much does the Canon 11-24mm exceed the Nikon 13mm and others? Now you'll know.
  • 24 March 2015, Tuesday

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 5DS. NOW ORDERABLE: Canon 5DS. We now can order it at Adorama, at Amazon and at B&H. It's important to order now, since if you don't, you'll be at the back of a very long line. Order now, and if you hate it, it's easy to return for a full cash refund. You can't lose by ordering now (you don't have to pay until after it arrives), but if you don't order, you may get stuck having to pay a gouged price if you want yours in time for summer vacation. Don't order it anywhere but at an approved source, since Canon doesn't seal its boxes, you'll have no way to know if you're getting one…
  • 21 March 2015, Saturday

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My Canon 11-24mm just arrived, and it has just ended Nikon's nearly 40-year span of having the world's widest professional SLR lens, which used to be the Nikon 13mm f/5.6. Not only is the new Canon much wider than anything before, but it's also optically magnificent. It's much sharper than anything similar, except for the Nikon 14-24mm, which is still a pretty good lens — but that old Nikon lens is nowhere near as wide. This, along with the 100-400mm L II that I got for Christmas and for which most people are still waiting, is a world-changing lens. Each of these expands our…
  • 19 March 2015, Thursday

    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon D5500 and 35mm f/1.8 DX. NEW: Nikon D5500 Review. Wow; this little gem is awesome. With Nikon's first and only touch-screen, it handles much faster than other Nikons.   Free photography presentation tonight TONIGHT: Lev Tsimring speaks as the San Diego Photo Club — free. Be there at 7PM, Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St, Pacific Beach. See some of Lev's work.    
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    Of all of the wonderful things that have happened since I began writing Strobist eight years ago, certainly the best is the steady parade of creative people I have met as a result. And few are more talented (or insan motivated) than London-based photographer Drew Gardner.We grew up in the same era, both working for newspapers in our respective cities. We left the papers and graduated to second careers. Drew moved onto a mix of editorial, commercial and art photography. And I, well, sometimes I'm not sure how exactly to describe what it is that I do.So it was with equal parts curiosity and…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

    16 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Paris, the latest installment in The Traveling Photographer series, has just posted to Lynda.com. Photographed this past May, the hour-long episode includes lots of practical, real-world advice for anyone who may be considering traveling to Paris with their camera. In addition to all of the city-specific travel advice, much of the episode explains how to make the most of your time there as a photographer. There are segments on where to go to get the best cityscapes, street shooting and even a section on shooting in Paris through a specially adapted toy camera lens.If a trip to Paris is in…
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • Badlands National Park – A Quick Guide To Photography

    QT Luong
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    Badlands National Park protects a fantastical landscape of ragged peaks and deeply eroded ridges. Because there are no real landmarks there, I find it easier to make my own discoveries. Almost all visits to his uncrowded park take place along the 30-mile long Badlands Loop Road, although there is more than that to the park: the unpaved Sage Creek Rim road, and the mostly undeveloped South Unit. Most points of interest are roadside, or a short hike from the road, that I am describing from east to west. When To Go The best time of the year to visit is early summer, in June and early July. The…
  • Eschewing Perfection

    Michael Reichmann
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Perfection is the Enemy of Good Looking for perfection is to insist on the total realization of a goal and to reject any compromise. This decreases the chance of achieving even a part of that goal. Many photographers are hung-up on the pursuit of technical perfection. They obsess over MTF charts and other measurable aspects of image quality. But, the pursuit of perfection is to worship a false god. Perfection is unattainable. Street Kiss. Havana, Cuba. March, 2015 Rather than trying for perfection, the goal, and one that is attainable, is personal excellence. Excellence is not quantitative,…
  • Luminous Landscape NEW Video Service

    Chris Sanderson
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:10 pm
    As many of you know, video has played an important role in the Luminous Landscape from its beginning. Back in late 1999, Michael & I were driving up to his cottage in Muskoka when I broached the idea of doing a television series on Photography. Within only a few days, we started shooting material for that series – Michael was keen! We had accumulated a few hours of footage when we decided that being beholden to a network and their advertisers was a very real downside to the project. We would not be our own bosses. Another huge negative was the then-essential demand to fairly…
  • Antarctic Erotica

    Michael Reichmann
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:29 pm
    It’s In The Eye of the Beholder We live in a highly sexualized society, at least in the developed western countries. Sadly though, sex has become so commoditized that little shocks us any more. Cable TV is essentially uncensored, while hard core porn is just a mouse click away on the Internet. But there’s a difference between commercial / advertising driven sexual come-ons, such as the Sports Illustrated’s issue currently on newsstands across the U.S. and Canada, (see below), and outright pornography. Most adults would agree that much of the time hard-core porn is pretty…
  • Journey Into The African Wild With Anton Lyalin

    Anton Lyalin
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Publishers Intro… I met Anton Lyalin, a Russian photographer, a number of years ago while running a Phase One PODAS workshop.  It was an immediate friendship.  I witnessed his growth as a photographer over many years and workshops together. Anton is a well-versed gentleman who owns and runs a number of steakhouses in Moscow.  (How could a steak-loving guy be anything but fun?)  He has a smile that stretches from ear to ear and is a very generous person.  At a workshop in Scotland he negotiated a purchase for a large bushel of fresh live crab.  He brought the crab back to the hotel and…
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Portraits

    Michael Johnston
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    All this talk of lighting makes me eager to do portraits again. Portrait photography was my only professional specialty. My breakthrough there came when a friend who owned a frame shop in Georgetown (a fashionable neighborhood of Washington D.C.) gave me a beautiful display space in her store. I hung fifteen portraits in the round room in the center of the store where she did her consultations for customers. Any of her customers who saw my work there would call me wanting work in just the style I happened to practice, which was a great boon. In return, I'd leave the finished work at the frame…
  • Are the Days of "Studio Strobes" for Amateurs Done?

    Michael Johnston
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    The recent demise of Paul Buff has made me wonder...who's using high-powered flash any more, I mean outside of the professional world? The reason to use flash as opposed to the "hot lights" common throughout the 1920s, '30s and '40s were many. They were more efficient with electricity, they didn't overload location electrical circuits, and they weren't hot—models and portrait subjects didn't have to swelter and sweat under the pitiless intensity. For this, their one big drawback—which is that they didn't allow you to directly see the light you…
  • Paul C. Buff 1936-2015

    Michael Johnston
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:51 am
    Paul "Buggy" Buff, of Nashville, Tennessee, passed away on March 14th at his farm in Alabama, at the age of 78. A friend of Frank Zappa's who ran a West Coast recording studio in the 1960s and one of the last of the inventor/entrepreneurs, he is best known to photographers as the folksy founder and owner of the photographic lighting company which bears his name. He manufactured and marketed several lines of studio monoblock flash units that were innovative and powerful but always bargain-priced, such as the "Alien Bees" line. Studio "strobes" as they were…
  • Blog Note

    Michael Johnston
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    TOP has been publishing online for 3,375 days and counting, and along the way I've written, by rough but conservative estimate, approximately the word count of 12 100,000-word novels. It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta be lucky enough to do it. (Photo of me by Zander, who just made the Honor Roll at the University of Wisconsin.) If you don't contribute any other way and would like to, you can use PayPal to mcjohnston at mac.com...or do some shopping at Amazon, Amazon UK, or B&H Photo for yourself. I  have to be off tomorrow (Wednesday), but I'll post more…
  • Ever Get a Cover?

    Michael Johnston
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Here's a photograph called Light Through Tulip by John Lehet. Here's the photograph as it appears on the photographer's website: Here's the book Phyla of Joy: Poems by poet Karen An-hwei Lee, cover designed by Howard Klein: Front cover Back cover Here's Karen An-hwei Lee's Phyla of Joy on the publisher's website: Here's photograph of Karen reading from Phyla of Joy: Photo by Chelsea Knight / Campus Times And here's the book on the Amazon page (note that it can be purchased from the publisher, where more of your money goes to the right people):…
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikonians Academy prepares for photo adventures

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Since the 15th Anniversary ANPAT Announcement last week, over a third of the available spaces have been accounted for. Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) takes us to a favorite location from years ago and we'd love to have you along on the adventure. The 15th Anniversary ANPAT will be held from September 26 to October 3. ANPAT veteran Eric Bowles is leading our trip to the Badlands in South Dakota.
  • The 24-70mm/2.8G ED IF AF-S Nikkor Review: An All-Around Classic Lens

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:39 am
    Joseph Gamble says if he were headed out to take a photograph and could only take one lens, it would likely be Nikon’s 24-70mm/2.8G ED. The lens simply covers the essentials and it is the type of workhorse zoom that any professional or serious enthusiast really needs to own.
  • 15th Anniversary ANPAT invitation issued - Fall in South Dakota

    17 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    This year we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Nikonians.org community, and for some members, the celebration will be extra special. Our fall season Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT) will be officially known as the 15th Anniversary ANPAT. It will be held From September 26 (arrival) to October 3 in South Dakota. The invitation has been released for you to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) in this target-rich region for splendid photography opportunities.
  • Think Tank Photo March Deal

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    Free 15” laptop case with purchase of Think Tank Roller Our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced a special offer that runs through March 31, 2015. Purchase any new rolling camera bag directly from Think Tank Photo, mail in the rebate form downloadable from their website, and they will send you a 15" laptop case for free!
  • Nikonians Academy spotlight on photo adventures

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    If travel and adventures are at the top of your 2015 goals, the Nikonians Academy has plenty to offer. Highlights include trips to U.S. National Parks, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, and downtown San Francisco. Each of these trips has been designed with a small attendance size to make sure you have as much one-on-one time with the trip leader as you need.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • The Copyright Zone – A legal guidefor photographers and artists in the digital age

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Tweet If you license or publish images, this guide is as indispensable as your camera. The Copyright Zone: A Legal Guide For Photographers and Artists In The Digital Age, 2nd Edition provides specific information on the legal rights of photographers, illustrators, artists, covering intellectual property, copyright, and business concerns in an easy-to-read, accessible manner. This second edition covers: what is and isn’t copyrightable, copyright registration, fair use, model releases, contracts and invoices, pricing and negotiation, and much more. Presented in a fun and easy to digest style,…
  • Beastgrip Pro Camera Rig for Phoneographers Builds on Success of Previous Model, Adds New Products Like Depth-of-field Adapter, Wide-angle and Fisheye Lenses

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    Tweet CHICAGO, March 27, 2015 – Beastgrip, the world’s most versatile smartphone rig and lens adapter system, is getting an upgrade, and its makers are again asking for help from the Kickstarter community to make it all possible. Within just 24 hours of its launch, thecampaignreached 100% of its funding goal of $50,000. Since its introduction two years ago, smartphone photographers and videographers have relied on Beastgrip (http://beastgrip.com/) to produce exceptional imagery and tell compelling stories. The current Kickstarter campaign will fund production of the Beastgrip Pro,…
  • Phase One Releases Capture One Pro 8.2 – Update adds most advanced color grading options of any RAW converter

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    Tweet Photo by Pete Webb COPENHAGEN, March 24, 2015 – Phase One today released Capture One Pro 8.2 with more tools to deliver a competitive edge for professional photographers. Capture One Pro is renowned for its optimal raw file conversion and intuitive image editing for more productive workflows. Customers are professionals working under tight deadlines, who demand the highest-quality imaging from their raw files, artists seeking to distinguish their work from the mainstream, and enthusiasts who just want the best. “Capture One Pro 8.2 marks the next step in Phase One’s continuous…
  • LayersXXL Enhances Photoshop Elements with 180 Photo & Design Features

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:32 pm
    Tweet The Plugin Site (www.ThePluginSite.com) is pleased to announce LayersXXL, which adds up to 180 powerful features to Photoshop Elements for Windows that were previously only available in Photoshop. These features are available as new menu items (in light green color), icons and dialogs, so they seamlessly integrate into the user interface of Photoshop Elements. LayersXXL upgrades Photoshop Elements with features of Photoshop and bridges the gap between Photoshop Elements and Photoshop. LayersXXL works with version 6 to 13 of Photoshop Elements for Windows. Overview LayersXXL offers tools…
  • Fantasea Line FG7X Housing for the Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera Announced

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:15 am
    Tweet Fantasea Line proudly announces the release of a new and stylish waterproof housing for the Canon G7 X camera. The housing is now available and accepting orders! The FG7X Housing was specifically designed for the Canon G7 X, thereby providing the most compact, sturdy and ergonomic housing in the market for this camera. TheFG7Xis manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The FG7X has been successfully depth tested to 80 meters (240 ft.) and is…
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    Photofocus

  • Common Lightroom Questions

    Eric Renno
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently manned a ‘pod’ for Adobe at The Photography Show here in the UK. The questions were pretty diverse but there were a few Lightroom questions that came up a few times, so I thought I’d share them here just in case readers were experiencing the same; I’ve Been Using Aperture, What’s the Easiest Way to Migrate to Lightroom? Adobe have released a great plugin that takes the strain out of the process. You should work carefully through the process but it works really well. The plugin can be downloaded free from here. You can find more details about this in this Photofocus post…
  • Quick: You Have 5 Minutes to Get the Shot. Where Do You Start?

    Vanelli
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’m sitting in New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport.  My producer and fellow Photofocus author Nick Minore arranged for me to wait 8 hours for my flight back to Florida. After traveling from city to city teaching several Build it and Shoot workshops that spanned 6 weeks, we realized I fell behind in writing articles. Nick thought sticking me in an airport for 8 hours with no distractions would get me to write. He was partialy right. I got distracted but it caused me to write this article. She got me thinking I saw this beautiful girl walk by for a second time. I…
  • What Causes a Memory Card to Corrupt?

    Nick Minore
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN. I was on set with Under Armour, shooting video for interviews and event coverage of the Under Armour All-America event at the end of…
  • Photofocus Podcast March 25, 2015 — Frederick Van Johnson and Justin Seeley

    Richard Harrington
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    This week’s podcast interviews two gurus to help you with your photo skills.  First up is photographer and host of This Week in Photo, Frederick Van Johnson.  Then we catch up with Photoshop guru and lynda.com author Justin Seeley. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Frederick Van Johnson Frederick started is photography career when he enlisted in the millitary.  He’s now the host and executive producer of the popular photography podcast This Week in Photo, a show recorded weekly via Google Hangouts and available to…
  • Mind Your Own Business — Today’s Marketing Challenges for the Professional Photographer

    Richard Harrington
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week — Lightroom is Thursday and Business with Kevin Ames is on Friday. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Friday, March 27, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to SongFreedom and Drobo. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Kevin Ames. We’ll explore practical advice for professional and emerging professional photographers.  We’re going to offer strategies on how to market your work and build your brand.  Even if you have a tiny budget,…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Markus Andersen: A Walk On The Dark Side In Sydney

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Markus Andersen studied art in high school and his first exposure to photography as an art form was using a borrowed Nikon FM2 and a 50 mm lens to shoot abstract images on color negative film. He subsequently studied photography full-time, earning a degree from the Sydney Institute Of [...]
  • Premium Design and Clean Lines: Audi Displays Models at Leitz Park

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Thomas Müller, Director of Digital Marketing at AUDI AG, not only has a passion for cars with four rings; he is also a dedicated Leica X1 photographer. He says, “the camera is so wonderfully compact that I can take it along for spontaneous snapshots wherever I go.” Upon hearing of the collaboration between Leica and Audi, [...]
  • Chris Suspect: Suspect Device at Leica Gallery DC

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Chris Suspect was born in the Philippines in 1968. In the 1990s he helped found Torque Records and played in various DC-area bands including The Suspects, Lickity Split, Spitfires United and VPR. In 2007 he took up photography and has had his work exhibited and published in Germany, England, Brazil, the Czech Republic and the [...]
  • Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 37

    Leica Internet Team
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • Darren Centofanti: Capturing Performance Bikes with the Leica S-System

    Leica Internet Team
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    Darren Centofanti, a native of Adelaide, Australia, is a sought after fashion, advertising and glamour photographer. With over 25 years of professional photography experience, he travels the world on commercial assignments and is currently based in India. His advertising clients include Puma, Adidas, Nokia, Levi’s, Wrangler, Lakme Cosmetics, Smirnoff, UB Group and Reliance. He is also [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • Dual Pixel like video autofocus unleashed with Redrock Focus Tracking!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:24 am
    You’re seeing it first here on planet5D! How awesome would it be if you could have the Canon Dual Pixel AutoFocus (AF) for video autofocusing on ANY camera with ANY lens? Redrock Micro is about to unleash that very technology in what they’re tentatively calling a ‘focus tracking system‘ and they’ve shared this very early preview with you, the planet5D awesome readers! As you can see from the discussion below from Dustin Proteet (a DP used to shoot the ‘spec commercial’ below), they were gunning to shoot this as a single operator with a MōVI as if…
  • SHOCK! Canon surprises everyone with Canon 4k Video Concept Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Is this the Canon 4k video camera to kill all the others? Canon has been rumored to be working on a small 4k video cam and they’ve just shown off this ‘concept’ camera in China – leading into NAB coming up in 3 weeks. These ‘teaser’ images come from a Canon event in China where Hideki Ozawa Canon (China) president was showing off new gear and the famous Jackie Chan made an on-stage appearance to help show off the new ‘concept’ camera. So there’s confusion already… the text of the source materials say “concept” camera, yet, it looks pretty much like a production…
  • What Comes After 3-Axis Gimbals? Maybe The 4-Axis Eyeconic Origin

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Which is the most useful for cinematic shots: a 3-axis gimbal; 5-axis in body image stabilization; or full-blown Steadicam with arm and vest? The Eyeconic Origin (currently on Kickstarter) splits the difference by addressing the up-down motion – the fourth axis — that 3-axis gimbals don’t. 3-axis gimbals are hot, and rightly so. They give small productions access to an approximation of a fully kitted out Steadicam operator, though both tools have their limitations, and the approximation is imperfect. If you want or need to run lean, there are 3-axis gimbals now coming in at close to…
  • Beastgrip Pro and DOF Adapter: Turn Your Smartphone into a Video Beast

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
    How a Ukranian-trained pharmacist came to the U.S. and — after stints as a Comcast technician, graphic artist and photographer — ended up a full-time inventor and creator of the Beastgrip Pro, now on Kickstarter. In the days before the Canon 5D Mark II arrived in 2008, videographers wanting shallow depth of field relied on 35mm adapters. Companies like RedRock Micro, Letus and Cinemek designed these devices to sit between the lens on something like the Panasonic DVX100 on the one hand, and usually a Canon or Nikon still lens on the other. Inside the adapter was a ground glass upon…
  • Filmic Pro Video Contest Winner VADRANGI is iPhoneography Tour de Force

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    A pen doesn’t write the poem — the poet does. And so it is with the grand prize winner of the Filmic Pro Video Contest: the iPhone didn’t make VADRANGI — Harikanth Gunamagari did, along with his team. The iPhone camera is no toy. Filmic Pro – the app that really put iPhoneography on the map – proves it with the recently announced winners of its video contest. I was especially taken by the story and cinematography of VADRANGI, but also enjoyed the beautifully spare and perfectly executed winner in the action category entitled THE DEPTH OF MY COMEDY. Professionals – and…
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  • Amazon offering unlimited online image storage

    Paul Worthington
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:08 pm
    “Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices,” online retailer Amazon claims. “And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up.” Now Amazon promises customers can “rest easy knowing their content is safe and accessible” with its Unlimited Photos […]
  • Motion photo app adds face recognition

    Paul Worthington
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:07 pm
    A “motion-based photo” tool fuses a series of shots  into an animated “moment” that advances as you pivot your phone. Moju Labs updated its app, The Next Web reports, with Face Align, which uses facial detection and recognition technologies to align and blend faces to generate new images of the people you have photographed. The Flashback function […]
  • Watermark your photos faster

    Paul Worthington
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:06 pm
    An updated photo watermarking program for Mac and PC will help you protect copyrighted images quickly and efficiently, the developer says. Bits&Coffee says version 2 of its PhotoMarks batch photo watermarking solution improves the drag & drop support and user interface. “The program can completely customize the appearance of text and logo marks, as well […]
  • PMA holding Strategic Retreat — please complete your survey now

    Jennifer Kruger
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Something exciting is happening next week! PMA is holding a Strategic Retreat near our offices in McLean, Virginia. We have invited about 25 people, representing all segments of our industry, from around the world, to take part in this two-day event, where we will be planning the new direction of the PMA. We will consider communication […]
  • Read tributes to PMA Australia’s Les Brener in Photo Counter

    Jennifer Kruger
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Last week, we shared the sad news of the passing of our friend Les Brener, who was so very instrumental in the foundation and growth of PMA Australia. Photo Counter has published tributes to Les — you can read them here: http://www.photocounter.com.au/2015/industry-mourns-and-celebrates-les-brener/ http://www.photocounter.com.au/2015/a-great-man-les-brener-1931-2015/  
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • A Slice of Danger Promotional Photos

    thecheyne
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I Had the pleasure of shooting some promotional photos for the new film noir comedy written by my friend Miss Catwings! One part Film Noir, a dash of Drama, add One Hardboiled Detective, One Femme Fatale, blend in an Ensemble of Screwball Suspects, top off with some Crisp Dialogue and a heavy helping of Witty One-Liners, Double-Entendres, Two possible Endings, and you’ve got a tantalizing tale for the tastebuds. A Slice of Danger is a fictional account of a Honolulu, that never was. Set in Chinatown, Hawaii, a rotten city, full of crooked cops, deadly dames, lousy low-lifes, pizza…
  • Decade-hopping with Devin

    thecheyne
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    From my decade-spanning photoshoot with agency model Devin H. From a 1940’s mobster to a 1940’s military man to a 1950’s Motown singer, Devin really shined in all the different styles.
  • Go Green Photo Special

    thecheyne
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, a cornucopia of all shades of green. I love green, but I rarely see it in wardrobe. That’s why I propose this special – book a shoot with me where the central color is green and I’ll do it for 50% OFF! Yes, that’s a $100 savings! How’s that for saving some green?! From an emerald green dress to some jade jewelry — to some retro Hawaii rainbow warrior gear! If your shoot centers around the theme of green, then let’s do it! Here’s the fine print: Wardrobe must be provided by you. Wardrobe must be at least…
  • 2015 Valentine’s Contest Winners

    thecheyne
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Lee’s entry to our valentine’s contest was very sweet. Two hardworking parents who have tons of photos with their children, but rarely just the two of them. Lee writes: Nothing could make things better except for a nice photo (not selfie) of just the two of us! We really don’t have much of just us two as our daughters are in all photos or they are our photographers (you can imagine). Lee and Wade — how they look regularly I felt they deserved the opportunity to dress up and be pampered with photos I chose to do a dramatic series of photos inspired by the film…
  • Skin Stories with Travis W.

    thecheyne
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Catching up with all of my shoots from my LA trip a month ago (!) and here’s a photo I shot of male model Travis W. He’s a really cool dude with some amazing ink and I got to learn the story behind each of them. I love photographing decorated canvases. If you’ve got a cool tattoo you want shot in a vintage style, contact me!
 
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  • Canon Launches Free Video Tutorials for Their DPP and EOS Utility Software

    William Chambers
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Canon is now offering free software tutorials through their Canon Digital Learning Center, which are aimed at existing and new users of their EOS Utility and Digital Photo Professional software packages; which were overhauled last year.  Owners of EOS digital cameras can download both programs for free, and these new tutorials will help teach them how to use the software to its full potential. More information, including links to download the software, can be found in the official release from Canon below. Free Canon Digital Photo Professional and EOS Utility Software Video…
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Review

    William Chambers
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:31 am
    We just published our hands on review of the Canon PowerShot SX530 HS. This super-zoom offers a massive 50x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent zoom range of 24-1200mm! While the camera is compact, for a super-zoom, Canon has included their Intelligent Image Stabilization system to help keep images steady and blur free when using its telephoto capabilities. See our full Canon PowerShot SX530 HS digital camera review to see how well it performed. 
  • Fantasea Line Announces New Underwater Housing for the Canon G7 X

    William Chambers
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:08 am
    Fantasea Line has just released a new underwater housing system for the popular Canon PowerShot G7 X camera. This system has been tested to depths of up to 80 meters, however it is certified for use down to 60 meters (200 feet); well beyond the capabilities of most other compact underwater systems. The FG7X housing gives you full access to all of the camera's controls, and even includes a handy shade over the LCD screen area. They use durable o-rings to keep the housing watertight, and they even include a moisture detector at no additional cost. Pricing for the new FG7X is set at…
  • Just Published: Our Fujifilm X100T Premium Compact Camera Review

    William Chambers
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Our latest hands on review is up! This time we tested Fuji's new flagship X-series premium compact camera, the X100T. Building on the foundations laid by the X100 and X100S, this fixed lens prosumer camera is packed with features you'd expect to see on a DSLR or ILC, like an APS-C sized image sensor, however packed into a more compact fixed lens body, which has an appealing rangefinder look and feel. So, how does it perform? See our hands on Fujifilm X100T camera review to find out.  
  • Olympus Announces a New Retro-styled Stylus Camera: the SH-2

    William Chambers
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Olympus has just unveiled the Stylus SH-2, a retro-styled camera that borrows some of its looks from their PEN and OM-D ILC lines. This model is packed with advanced features, including a 16MP BSI CMOS image sensor, 24x optical zoom lens, 5-axis image stabilization system, and built-in Wi-Fi. See our Olympus Stylus SH-2 Preview to learn more.
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Ingvar Kenne

    Jonathan Blaustein
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I often reference movies in this column. Have you noticed? You must have. Otherwise, you haven’t been paying attention. What’s wrong with you? Why would you bother coming here, every Friday, if you weren’t going to pay attention? What’s that? You do pay attention? I’m making unfair accusations? Jumping to conclusions based upon spurious assumptions? I’m sorry. Forgive me. After 17 days of being under-the-weather, I’m grumpier than an alcoholic-undercover-Russian-soldier, fighting in Eastern Ukraine, after the daily vodka…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Agnes Lopez

    Suzanne Sease
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Agnes Lopez Full disclosure Agnes is a client of mine. How long have you been…
  • The Daily Edit – Mossless: Romke Hoogwaerts/ Grace Leigh

    Heidi Volpe
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Stephen Tamiesie ( left to right ) Amy Stein, Cait Opperman, Thomas Prior, Trevor Paglan, Jessica Auer, Michael Itkoff, George Underwood Kathya Landeros ( left to right )  Suzanna Zak and Justin Kaneps Daniel Shea  ( left to right ) Terry Evans and Carson Gilliland Lucas Foglia ( left to right ) Nich Hance Mcelroy, Eric Ruby, Mo Castello, McNair Evans ( left to right )  Keith Yahrling, Andrew Bruah, Lisa Kereszi  Corey Olsen Mossless Founder: Romke Hoogwaerts Partner: Grace Leigh Heidi: What brought about Mossless magazine? Romke: As a kid growing up abroad I had become attached to…
  • The Daily Promo: Ryan Nicholson

    Heidi Volpe
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Ryan Nicholson Who printed it? It was printed by Spangler Graphics in Kansas City where I am based.  Who designed it? Designed by Kirk Lakebrink a Kansas City based designer. Who edited the images? Edited by myself and JP Perlmutter an artist consultant. How many did you make? We printed 275 copies of the piece and I mailed out 220. I will use the remaining pieces as leave behinds at portfolio shows, etc… How many times a year do you send out promos? For the past two years I have sent out 6 direct mail pieces a year (basically one every other month) and this year I am going to do them…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Andy Freeberg

    Jonathan Blaustein
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I got a lot of good feedback on last week’s review. Honestly, I wasn’t that surprised. Who doesn’t love to read the ramblings of a slightly deranged mind? It was as if I were Raskolnikov for a few moments. Fleetingly crazy, only without the menace. Who knew what I might say? I could have written the whole thing stark naked, having a laugh at everyone’s expense, and no one would have been the wiser. This week, however, I’ve moved past the pain-killer phase of this particular illness. As two of my students correctly predicted, it migrated from…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Available now: refurbished Nikon D4 camera for $2,995.95, grey market D810 for $2,249

    [NR] admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Another great deal: Adorama is currently selling refurbished Nikon D4 cameras for $2,995.95 on eBay (used D4 are selling for more). The cameras are refurbished by Nikon USA and come with 90 days USA warranty and free shipping. You can get the same deal directly from Adorama: Update - the price of a grey market Nikon D810 is now down to $2,249. 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: New low price: Grey market Nikon D810 for $2,299.99 B&H discounted some grey…
  • Nikon D5500 camera tested at DxOMark

    [NR] admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Best DxOMark rated Nikon DSLR cameras DxOMark posted their Nikon D5500 DSLR camera ($796.95) review: "Hard-core Nikon fans aren’t likely to find too much here to get excited about, especially as the company has traded the touchscreen LCD for the built-in GPS of the D5300. Now D5500 users will have to budget $250 extra for the GP-1 and have it take up the accessory shoe, or spend another $15 for the GP1-CL1 strap clip. Of course, you could possibly sync location data using the Wireless Mobile Utility app, but that’s another story. In terms of sensor performance alone, the Nikon D5500 is…
  • This is what the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera’s 83x zoom at 2000mm looks like

    [NR] admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    This is not normal: a 2000mm handheld camera. Check out the attached pictures taken with the new Nikon Coolpix P900 and its 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm equivalent) - you can hardly see what's in the frame before zooming in: The P900 is a fairly big camera - see the size comparison with the already big Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 (16x zoom): The Nikon Coolpix P900 (user's manual) does not have the best IQ, but it's certainly appealing for bird photography. You can pre-order the P900 at one of our sponsors: US: Amazon | Adorama | B&H UK: WEX | Jessops | Amazon UK…
  • The new Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera could be announced next week

    [NR] admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    The rumored Nikon 1 J5 camera could be announced next week - the unconfirmed date I have is April 2nd (I hope it's not an April fool's joke). Here is what to expect: 4k video new 20.8MP sensor (some rumors suggested a new 28MP sensor, but this could be a typo) NFC (Near Field Communication) Built-in Wi-Fi Touch screen At least one other new feature/functionality As usual, if you have any additional information on the J5, there are many ways to share it anonymously. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on…
  • Lee Filters announced new SW150 MK II filter system

    [NR] admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Lee Filters announced a new SW150 MK II filter system (replacement for the current SW150 version) that will support the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G lens. It looks like they redesigned it to prevent light bleeding during long exposures. Additional information: 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: Lee SW150 filter system for the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens now shipping Fotodiox announced new WonderPana FreeArc filter system for Nikon wide angle lenses 3D printed filter holder for…
 
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  • Review: Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC

    Canon Rumors
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:46 am
    Friend of the site Dustin Abbott has completed his review of the brand new Samyang 135mm f/2 ED UMC manual focus lens. Dustin came away thoroughly impressed with the optics of the $549 Samyang, and thinks it’s better than Canon’s 135mm f/2L in that regard. As always, the review is a good one with lots of sample images, as well as a video version of the review. As always with Samyang lenses, it comes down to whether or not you’re willing to sacrifice focus aids such as autofocus and focus confirmation (for Canon) for great optics and a lower price. I would be happy to own…
  • Redrock Micro To Introduce Auto Focus Tracking System?

    Canon Rumors
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:24 am
    A new video leaked today showing prototype technology that looks to potentially solve focusing for video. A Commercial and bts from Dustin Poteet – MoVI operator – demonstrates technology from Redrock Micro on a Canon 5D MKII that continuously tracks focus on any subject and between subjects. The prototype seems to use Redrock’s existing microRemote wireless remote focus and microTape sonar rangefinder hooked together. This is billed as a “proof of concept” that is better than Canon’s own dual pixel because it works on any camera and lens, focuses on any type of subject (not…
  • Exploring the EOS 5DS: Fernando Guerra on Architecture

    Canon Rumors
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    CPN has posted another article about the Canon EOS 5DS with thoughts from a Canon Explorer of Light. This time Fernando Guerra expresses his feelings about the camera and how it does with his architectural photography workflow. I imagine the EOS 5DS will be the choice over the EOS 5DS R for this time of work. There’s a much higher chance of moire effects when shooting architecture, and a lot of photographers don’t want to add another step to their processing time. He adds: “I don’t need a camera that weighs four or five kilos and has a lens that looks like a basket. I’m more…
  • Canon Celebrates 12th Straight Year of No.1 Share of Global ILC Market

    Canon Rumors
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    TOKYO, March 26, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (digital SLR and compact-system cameras) have maintained the No.1 share worldwide in terms of volume within the interchangeable-lens digital camera market for the 12-year period spanning 2003 to 2014.1 Canon develops the key components, namely the CMOS image sensors, image processors and interchangeable lenses, employed in its interchangeable-lens cameras. The most advanced of these technologies are incorporated across the Company’s entire product lineup, spanning from…
  • Canon U.S.A. Puts Its Latest Digital Imaging Solutions On Display With Interactive Booth Demonstrations At The 2015 Nab Show

    Canon Rumors
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Highlights Include Shooting Galleries, Live Speaker Sessions, Extensive Lens Exhibits, Full On-Site HDR and DI Suite, and the Canon Theater MELVILLE, N.Y., March 26, 2015 – At the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C432. During the 2015 NAB Show, Canon will feature a live 4K Workflow Demonstration where visitors will have the opportunity to interact with…
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  • Review: Flash Disc Lighting Modifier by Fstoppers

    Suzi Pratt
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The more you experiment with off-camera flash, the more you realize that many lighting modifiers are pretty large in size. From softboxes to beauty dishes to umbrellas, many take up space not only in your camera equipment bags, but also on site at a photo shoot. This may be a small price to pay for the dramatic impact these modifiers can have on the resulting image, but sometimes you just want a really compact lighting modifier that can produce great results. One of the answers to this problem is the new Flash Disc by Fstoppers. A handy little device made to fit speedlights, the Flash Disc…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Shoot the Moon

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    By Luz Adriana Villa The image above and these other 25 images of the moon might give you a hint as to your challenge this week. Night sky photography can be challenging and a lot of fun. Now’s the time to get out and try photographing the moon if you haven’t already. We have several articles on the topic here on dPS if you need assistance: 20 Dos and Don’ts for Shooting the Moon Beyond Full Moon Photography Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos Moon Photography Made Simple By Sam Javanrouh By @lbyper By Christian Ronnel By Dylan Toh Share your shoot the moon images…
  • 25 Photographs of the Moon with Peace and Tranquility

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The moon and night sky is a mysterious thing. Photographs of the moon can be tricky, but done well can convey an overwhelming sense of peacefulness and calm. I love doing night photography and when you can get the stars, moon or the Milky Way it’s even better. Enjoy these images of the moon and allow yourself to star gaze and be inspired: Moonlight shadows by Otto Hütter on 500px Bats under the moonlight by Weerapong Chaipuck on 500px Winter Night by Arild Heitmann on 500px Looks like a Vulcano by Gianmaria Veronese on 500px Lunar Eclipse Over Mt Shasta Revisited by Sean Bagshaw on…
  • How to Create a Simple Slideshow in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    If you’re over a “certain” age, you remember creating slideshows for friends or family members to see. The viewing process required a projector and a screen, plus a darkened room to enable people to see the projected slides properly. Thankfully, things have moved on since then and it’s now much easier to show your photos to an audience. The advent of laptop computers, social media, blogs and photo sharing websites has rendered the old style of slideshow redundant. However, there’s still a place for the new style of slideshow – one viewed on a computer monitor,…
  • Finding the Best Quality of Light During the Day

    Barry J Brady
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Light is the main ingredient in any photograph. Without light, you cannot make an image. Photography is all about drawing or painting with light. One book I read on the subject said that light IS the subject in photography, in many ways, this is true. Light is a difficult phenomenon to quantify. Most of the time, we don’t really think about light in our day to day lives. Shoot for the light… As a photographer however, light is your currency. Without it, you cannot create an image. If you were in a lightproof room, with no light entering the room at all, it would be nearly…
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    DigiCamReview.com

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Reviews

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

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

    Joshua
    26 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    Aldi UK has another budget digital camera, the Maginon SZ350, with a 35x optical zoom lens, 20 megapixel CCD sensor, 720p video, 3inch screen, optical image stabilisation, pop up flash, and blink detection. It’s priced at around £99. If you have one, feel free to post your thoughts, comments, reviews and photos below. Full details on the Maginon website. Alternative budget bridge cameras to look at include: Panasonic Lumix LZ40, 42x optical zoom, £139 at Amazon UK. Sony Cyber-shot H300, 35x optical zoom, £99 at Amazon UK (this one offers panoramic shooting).
  • Nikon D750 Review

    Itai Danan
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The Nikon D750 just had a review published at Neocamera.This professional DSLR has a 24 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor paired with a fast EXPEED 4 processor. Its autofocus system features Phase-Detect at 51 points and is sensitive down to -3 EV, making it one of the most sensitive AF systems around. The D750 starts a new line of high-end DSLRs, one which is aimed at videographers and attempts to deliver high-quality for stills and video. It can capture the former at 6.5 FPS and the latter at full 1080p and up to 60 FPS. Just like its siblings, the D750 offers a 100% coverage viewfinder and…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

    Itai Danan
    20 May 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is…
 
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • VIDEO: Getty Images Losing Ground in Mid-Stock Business as CEO Steps Down

    John Harrington
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    With the news of Getty CEO Jonathan Klein stepping down to take on the role of Chairman (as reported here) Klein will have little to celebrate as the storied company itself celebrates 20 years in business this week. Neither do the photographers whose work is in the Getty Images archives, and who see this announcement - where Klein is Chairman without CEO authority, effectively not much to do - as a last ditch effort to survive, so they are not celebrating either. (Comments, if any, after the Jump)Please post your comments by clicking the link below. If you've got questions, please pose them…
  • Staff vs. Independent - Why Staff Photographer Jobs are Declining and What to Do About It

    John Harrington
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There has been much ado in recent years about the overall decline in the number of staff photographer positions at newspapers, yet an anecdotal observation of these same newspapers shows they are publishing the same number of photographs in print, and even more images are being consumed online.  The dire declines in circulation of a newspaper is irrelevant to the number of photos used, it's the same paper (save for the instances where there's also a reduction in page count) just fewer copies are printed. So why are staff photography jobs being slashed practically everywhere you turn?It's…
  • Getty Images’ Downward Spiral Approaches Judgment Day

    John Harrington
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions for Getty Images (a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, NASDAQ: CG) is on the horizon. Below are some historical insights, and a break down of the latest Bloomberg reports on Getty. First though, here’s a very simple comparison that will illustrate the state of Getty’s bank accounts and loans:If you owe so much money to others that you can’t even afford to pay the interest accrued on the loan, and there are no promises of large cash influxes in the near future, no one will loan you the money to pay your monthly interest expense, let alone pay down…
  • [UPDATED} - Peter Lik - Master Marketer and Successful Entrepreneur

    John Harrington
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Peter Lik's "Ghost", which is the color version of his one-off "Phantom." ©Peter Lik Say what you will about photographer Peter Lik, but you don't have 15 art galleries and a Chief Financial Officer and then belong anywhere but in the category of "successful businessman." An interesting article in the New York Times about Lik - Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. somehow gave fodder for Artnet News to opine "New York Times Exposes Peter Lik Photography Fraud". Now, where do they get "fraud" in the NYT article? Questions? Sure. Fraud? That remains…
  • ImageBrief: A scourge on the photographic industry

    John Harrington
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    In May of 2011, self-proclaimed "…world's first crowd-sourced image library…" launched. Since then, their speculation-based model of soliciting work has eroded the value of assignment-based photography and diminished the overall value of photography in the process. In 2007, Photo Business News published this article "nOnRequest - This is Not Your Father's 'Agency'" where we outlined the failing idea of a "custom stock" business model. PBN wasn't alone in this perspective. Photo District News, in an article titled "Revolutions that never happened" took a similarly dim view of the model,…
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  • My Brand New Apps Are Ready To Go At Only $1.99 each!

    David Ziser
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I know I’ve been laying low for a while but  I’m writing today to get the news out about my brand new $1.99 Photography Apps! Here is the backstory. Last year, my good friend and great photographer Rick Sammon,  asked me to be part of his Mobile Masters Group and twisted my arm to produce three wedding apps [link]. Rick is really an App Master.  I finally completed the project and they look great! Read the rest of the story on the very first set of David Ziser Apps [link] below. You're going to love them My Brand New Apps Are Ready To Go At Only…
  • The Biggest and Best Photo Convention In The Midwest! PhotoPro Expo 2015

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

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

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

    David Ziser
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    ”The Long And Winding Road©David A. Ziser This image was made while traveling through Andalusia, Spain. We had stopped briefly to explore what looked to be an old castle of some kind.  Turned out to be an abandoned water tower for a real estate deal that-went-south in the economic crunch a few years ago. The climb to the top of the hill presented us with some great vantage points for some cool panoramas.  This is one of my favorites. Compositionally I love the road meandering gently through the foreground heading into parts unknown in the distance. The contrasting colors and…
 
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  • Canon IXUS 155 Digital Camera Review

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:39 am
    This small compact is petite and fun to use. The camera is light as a feather and is no heavier than a smart phone but has the punch to produce great images. The IXUS was designed with the point and shoot beginner in mind and also for those who don’t want to sacrifice the quality of their images because of their inexperience. The Canon IXUS 155 offers effortless...
  • Olympus Stylus SH-2 Ultra-Zoom Digital Camera

    12 Mar 2015 | 3:23 am
    Olympus has announced the new Olympus Stylus SH-2 ultra-zoom travel compact camera. It features a powerful 25-600mm aspherical zoom lens, best-in-class 5-Axis optical Image Stabilisation, as well as Wi-Fi for social sharing and wireless camera control. Its new Nightscape mode helps you take the best night-time shots possible with a compact camera...
  • Nikon Coolpix P900 Digital Camera

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Fusing innovative technology and exceptional design, the Nikon COOLPIX P900 engineered for superior telephoto performance with 83x optical zoom takes compact photography to new heights. Nikon Australia is also pleased to announce the launch of the new Nikon COOLPIX P900, a 16.1 megapixel camera with new Dual Detect Optical VR technology that boasts the finest super telephoto...
  • Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Nikon Australia is pleased to announce the launch of the new Nikon D7200, a revolution of image possibilities and connectivity technology. Fast, versatile and fully connected, the sophisticated Nikon D7200 delivers sumptuous stills and excels at video. With a host of features inherited from Nikon’s renowned FX models, the Nikon D7200 has plenty to offer avid photographers.  Delivering exceptional...
  • Nikon D810A 36.3MP DSLR Camera

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    Nikon Australia has announced the launch of the new Nikon D810A, an ultra-high definition 36.3-megapixel DSLR that boasts an array of features designed specifically to help hobbyists capture images of the night sky in stunning and unprecedented image quality. Able to capture astronomical subjects the emit H-alpha wavelengths of light such as nebulae and other distant galaxies in red, the Nikon D810A...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • DSLR Guide for Beginners: The Best Entry Level DSLR Tips

    Paul Escott
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    So, you’ve purchased your first DSLR camera, have you? You most likely read the manual, watched tutorials, asked your fellow photographer friends for tips. And still, you are reluctant to experiment with your new purchase. Do you find it easier to just use the Auto function? You don’t even take the camera out with you because you find it too difficult and somewhat embarrassing to fiddle around with various settings? This guide on the best entry level DSLR tips for photographers just starting out. You may have been toying around with a point-and-shoot camera for a while now, and…
  • Natural HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom

    Paul Escott
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    HDR photography was made to address the restrictions of photography equipment, mainly in the sensors of digital cameras. This technology was intended to recreate in photos, as accurately as possible, a human experience by connecting what the human eye actually sees and what a digital camera can shoot. You can think of HDR as being a complex, ND filter based on software. Instead of applying a filter on your lens when you shoot images, you can accomplish a natural HDR in Photoshop and Lightroom. You won’t have to carry massive equipment with you when taking shots and you can work on your…
  • The Best Light Source is Sunshine

    Paul Escott
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:12 am
    Most people think that the more equipment they have, the better. However, I’m quite the opposite. I find that carrying around heavy lights, flashes and reflectors is a pain. The best light source is sunshine, in my opinion. I would like to share with you some words of advice that will help you take advantage of that big giant reflector up there. With a little luck, you will begin to appreciate the natural light much more whether you hate carrying around big equipment or not. The sun is distinct One of the things I appreciate about the sun is that it’s always different. While it may seem…
  • Camera Exposure Guide: Everything you Need to Know

    Paul Escott
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:38 pm
    There is something called “the exposure triangle” that you must be aware of in order to completely have control over your digital camera exposure. These three elements are ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. These three elements are responsible for the exposure of an image. If you change one of these elements, you will affect the others. This basically means that you won’t be able to fixate on just one of these settings and completely ignore the other ones. Here are some metaphors that will help you better understand the exposure triangle: A lot of people illustrate the connection between…
  • Creative Photo Ideas for Spring 2015

    Paul Escott
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:07 am
    Here are some awesome creative photo ideas for you to try along with the necessary tips to achieve the looks and style in these photos. These are very useful for both professional photographers and amateur ones who want to have a little fun with some beautiful shots. Shoot a daring fashion photo Seeing how winter is coming to an end, why not try to lift up everybody’s spirits by shooting a very vibrant and colorful image. This is a great technique used by Dan Comaniciu, a fashion photographer. He says that you don’t have to make your model wear very brightly colored clothes or use a…
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    The DogBlog :: Photographer Eric Doggett

  • The Art Wall Project

    eric
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
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  • How To Organize Photos in the New Year

    eric
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    So we are off and running in the new year. Hopefully we’ll all be taking a lot of great photos this year whether they are of friends, family, or as part of our business. I thought then that it might be helpful to share how I organize photos in... -
  • Santa In Carbonite

    eric
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    Announcing our 2014 Christmas card – Santa in Carbonite! At the end of every year we collect all of the cool card ideas that we thought of during the season. I then create a calendar event for the next November, listing out the ideas we... -
  • The Quality of the Story

    eric
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Too many times we (myself included) love to rush into the technical/production aspect of whatever we are trying to create, when we should really be focusing more on the quality of our story first. It’s a unique problem in ‘still-image’ visual arts... -
  • A New Site!

    eric
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The post A New Site! appeared first on Eric Doggett Studios. -
 
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  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    I had the same problem with my Sony Cybershot DSC-H200. I tried tapping it on the table and in my hand to no avail. I read a few more post and decided to give i . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DCR-TRV350 tape wont eject C:32:11

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Sony Handycam DCR TRV355E My machine wouldn't eject tapes until I came here and read a post that said unplug your battery and plug the mains lead in it eject . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Sony HVRM10U - C:31:23 Error Code

    22 Mar 2015 | 9:49 pm
    I have a Sony HVRM10U Deck. I bought it on EBAY 2 years ago and the Company I got it from said it had been tested and everything worked. When I got it I turned . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:12 pm
    I just did it on a 9 year old HDR-HC1. It worked! Most amazing thing I have seen in years! Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Micro SD card password in Nokia mobile phone

    14 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    Hi friend! Code no,12345 is any Nokia guru tool for many problems to be set or recovered that experienced myself. Goodluck to U as me. Category: Camera Phone
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Full UK and Ireland Availability for Panasonic LUMIX CM1

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    Press release issued by Panasonic UK The World’s* only 1-inch Sensor Camera with Android OS and Smartphone Functionality Specifications Panasonic Lumix CM1 to receive Android 5.0 – Lollipop upgrade in May Panasonic has announced today that following a successful initial launch phase of the LUMIX DMC-CM1, the world’s only 1-inch sensor camera with an Android operating system & smartphone functionality, it will now be widely available nationwide from Mid-April 2015.
  • Panasonic Launches New LUMIX G 30mm Macro and 42.5mm Portrait Lenses

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    Press release issued by Panasonic UK New lenses further expand world's largest range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and accessories 23rd February 2015 – Panasonic has today introduced two new interchangeable lenses for its LUMIX G range of Micro Four Thirds System cameras – the H-HS030E, a 30mm macro lens, and the H-HS043E, a 42.5mm portrait lens. The versatile LUMIX G MACRO 30mm/ F2.8 ASPH. / MEGA O.I.S. (H-HS030E) is ideal for life-size macro shots – such as close-ups of insects, food or flowers - as well as for stunning portrait. The new LUMIX G 42.5mm/F1.7 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS043E)…
  • BenQ Debuts their First Colour Critical Monitor for Photography and Graphic Design Professionals

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    New great value, colour critical monitor, features: 99% Adobe RGB colour space, hardware calibration, brightness uniformity Built-in Palette Master calibration software co-developed by X-Rite Birmingham, UK, 3 February 2015. BenQ has launched a new 24” colour critical monitor designed for photographers and graphic design professionals with an eye for detail, that value colour accuracy.
  • Every image, everywhere: Canon’s latest irista updates go live

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland,29 January 2015 – Canon today goes live with exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service, irista, making it more user-friendly than ever before. The features going live are part of the next development phase of the platform and include an optimised user experience for tablets, as well as the ability to order high quality photo books directly from irista. Alongside the feature updates, Canon also today unveils new pricing for the irista subscription tiers, giving photography enthusiasts increased storage. Feature upgrades – providing…
  • DxO OpticsPro v10.2 and DxO FilmPack v5.1 optimize their tools for a better user experience

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Support for 4 additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II and the Pentax K-S1 Sale on all DxO products through January 31, 2015 January 28, 2015 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.2, the latest update to its image-processing software of reference for all demanding photographers, as well as DxO FilmPack v5.1, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2. These updates allow all three of DxO’s image processing solutions to support four additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II, and bring many improvements that facilitate the workflow for photographers.
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    BlackBerry Leap smartphone : BlackBerry introduced the new BlackBerry Leap 4G LTE smartphone. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. BlackBerry Leap includes a brilliant edge-to-edge five-inch HD display, BlackBerry’s latest operating system and more than a full day’s battery power, keeping users hyper connected, productive and always in control. With up to 25 hours of heavy use, the BlackBerry Leap will power…
  • Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM smartphone : Microsoft announced a new addition to its affordable range of Lumia smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 430 Dual SIM is built with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 software, a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor featuring a dual-core CPU running at 1.2GHz, and with Microsoft Office, Skype and OneDrive pre-loaded. The new Lumia 430 Dual SIM was designed to help people achieve more at work, at play and on the go. With an estimated retail price of $70, it is also the most affordably priced Lumia that will be able to upgrade to Windows 10.
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:20 am
    Microsoft Lumia 640XL smartphone : The Lumia 640 XL is the latest addition to the Microsoft Windows Phones. The Nokia Lumia 640 XL is perfect for both work and play, the smartphone comes with a wealth of features out of the box at an affordable price. The Lumia 640XL includes a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, and is loaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update, giving you access to great Windows features such as one-swipe Action Center, Word Flow and Live Folders. The Lumia 640 XL will be upgradable to Windows 10, so that when it becomes available later…
  • Microsoft Lumia 640

    18 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone : Microsoft launches the Lumia 640, a powerful smartphone with an affordable price tag. The Lumia 640 takes productivity to the next level by giving you greater flexibility to accomplish more on the go, making it a perfect choice for those who wish to increase their productivity without breaking the bank or for people who wish do more with their smartphones. The Microsoft Lumia 640, powered with the Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim update, offers exciting features such as Live Folders, one-swipe Action Center and world’s fastest texting with Word Flow.
  • Olympus Stylus SH-2

    11 Mar 2015 | 2:40 am
    Olympus Stylus SH-2 digital compact camera : Olympus is proud to introduce the successor model in the Stylus SH line of digital cameras, the Stylus SH-2, featuring a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting and sharing with a smart device, RAW capture capability, and 5-Axis Image Stabilization that supports both still image and video capture. The Stylus camera also adds new Nightscape Modes for stunning night scenes and portraits. The Stylus SH-2 reflects the premium aesthetic of the renowned Olympus PEN series of cameras. The SH-2’s top panel and…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Excerpted from Chapter 13 of The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers For all the wonderful things Lightroom’s Print module does, one feature it doesn’t have is one that lets you backscreen a photo (a staple in most wedding albums). So, I came up with a workaround, where we can use a backscreened image as our page background, and then put another non-backscreened image in front of it on the same page. It’s easy, but not really obvious. Step One: Choose the photo you want to use as your backscreened image, then create a virtual copy of it by pressing Command-’…
  • Geometric Effects

    Felix Nelson
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    One of our senior graphic designers, Margie Rosenstein, asked me to watch the new season intro for So You Think You Can Dance so I could see the geometric, vector-looking video graphics that were used in it. They combined a da Vinci-style mechanical rendering with a Minority Report-like computerized vector effect that was freakin’ cool. She thought it would make a good “Down & Dirty Tricks” column, and she was absolutely right. So right, in fact, that we used it for the September 2014 issue cover design. Here’s how we created it. Step One: Open an image where the subject could…
  • Retouching Portraits in Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) One of the main things we’ve always had to go to Photoshop for was retouching portraits, but now, by using the Spot Removal tool, along with the Adjustment Brush, we can do a lot of simple retouching jobs right here in Camera Raw, where they’re completely non-destructive and surprisingly flexible. Step One: In the portrait shown here (which I shot on stage during my Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It tour, we want to make three retouches: (1) we want to remove any blemishes and soften her skin, (2) we want to…
  • Tiffen Steadicam CURVE for GoPro

    Rod Harlan
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
    Compact, Handheld Camera Stabilizer The Steadicam CURVE for GoPro is designed specifically for one-handed, GoPro camera shoots. Weighing in at just half a pound, the CURVE is the perfect companion for those looking to get Steadicam’s stabilization technology in a compact package. The frame, made from lightweight durable aluminum, includes a standard GoPro quick-release mount. The design includes a collapsible handle for compact storage and portability, or for use as a GoPro hand grip. There’s also a fine-tune adjustment knob for precise balance control, and the unit comes in four colors:…
  • Easily Apply the Trendy Desaturated Skin Look in Photoshop

    Scott Kelby
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release) This is just about the hottest Photoshop portrait technique out there right now, and you see it popping up everywhere, from covers of magazines to CD covers, from print ads to Hollywood movie posters, and from editorial images to billboards. It seems right now everybody wants this effect (and you’re about to be able to deliver it in roughly 60 seconds flat using the simplified method shown here!). Step One: Open the photo you want to apply this trendy desaturated portrait effect to. Duplicate the Background…
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    Photojojo

  • Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

    Taylor
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work. “Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?” Well because, otherwise you wouldn’t get such fantastic-looking effects when you try to combine the two! And once you get close (like macro close) then oil and water’s aversion to mingling will result in some seriously surreal photographs. Excited yet? Good! ‘Cause we’re here to walk you through the five easy steps it takes to create these magical macro shots. Simple Steps for Oil and Water Magic (...)Read the rest of Get…
  • Meet a PJer:Danny Edition

    laurel
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Name: Danny “Dino Dan” Lunden What Do You Do Here? They tell me I do customer service, but really I make photo dreams come true! Favorite Camera: My new Sony QX 100 of course (paired with my iPhone)! Learn Even More About Dino Dan (...)Read the rest of Meet a PJer:Danny Edition (54 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • A Celebration of Droneography

    laurel
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve had photo drones in the Photojojo Shop for over a year! We’ve taken some great flights, shot our fair share of dronies, wrote the book on Drone flying (free with every Drone in the Photojojo Shop) and today we’re launching our first Photojojo designed drone accessory! What a year. Click on through to see photos and videos taken by Photojojo customers (and their drone), check out a world map that lets you get a drone’s-eye-view of hundreds of cities and natural wonders alike. Then, watch our training vids to see if you’ve got what it takes to become a pilotographer. See Just…
  • Snazzy Engineer Prints, Limited Supplies!

    Erin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Spruce up your digs and support awesome photographers! We teamed up with a few of our fave photo makers to offer a limited run (hurry! hurry!) of their work printed up as big beautiful 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Prints. See Our Selection of Engineer Prints (...)Read the rest of Snazzy Engineer Prints, Limited Supplies! (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Leprechaun Approved Gear for St Paddy’s Day

    Erin
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Whoo, Saint Patrick’s Day Eve, time to pour some Guinness in your Lucky Charms! Ok … don’t actually do that. Ever. Instead, feast your smiling eyes on these rainbow treasures, and test your Irish luck finding our gold. See What Lies Beyond the Rainbow (...)Read the rest of Leprechaun Approved Gear for St Paddy’s Day (5 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Canon EF11-24mm review

    7 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Canon's new ultrawide zoom lens goes to a wide angle view, previously unavailable in a rectilinear lens. The review looks at what it's good for, and the image quality it produces. The article also addresses just why you might want to use it.
  • Review - BenQ PG2401PT 24" monitor

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    BenQ are a fairly new addition to the makers of high end pro monitors for colour critical applications. This review looks at the PG2401PT and the software for calibrating it, and its hardware calibration, which includes a 14 bit 3D LUT.
  • Comparing scanned black and white film

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:06 am
    After the review of the Epson V850, we were offered additional scans of one of Keith's test negatives using a Heidelberg Tango drum scanner, an Imacon 949, and the older Epson V750. Some 100% crops give an idea of the differences.
  • Review -Topaz ReStyle

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    With many hundreds of colour and tonality styles, the Topaz ReStyle plugin allows you to quickly adjust the look and feel of a whole image.
  • Review - Epson SureColor SC-P600 A3+ printer

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

  • Olympus SH-2 Sample Images

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 40 full-size sample images and a 1080p movie taken with the new Olympus SH-2 compact camera. The Olympus SH-2 is a 16 megapixel premium compact camera with a 24x zoom lens (25-600mm), 5-axis optical image stabilisation, built-in wi-fi connectivity and RAW file support . Read the preview »
  • Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 46 sample JPEGs taken with the tiny new Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. lens. The Panasonic LUMIX G 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. is an 85mm equivalent short telephoto lens with optical image stabilisation and 240fps Drive Auto Focus. Read the preview »
  • Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 43 sample JPEGs taken with the new Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. lens. The Panasonic LUMIX G MACRO 30mm f/2.8 ASPH. MEGA O.I.S. is a stabilised macro lens with a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:1. Read the preview »
  • Samyang Launches Teaser Campaign

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Samyang has posted a mysterious image on its Facebook fan page. Read more and comment »
  • NatGeo and Manfrotto Present New Mediterranean Collection

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    National Geographic and Manfrotto have launched a sporty new line of photography backpacks, totes and holsters. Read more and comment »
 
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  • XMPie Releases uMerge

    Mike Rankin
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Body:  New York, NY, March 12, 2015– XMPie®, a leading provider of software for personalized communications in print and digital media, announces the release of uMerge, a subscription-based personalization add-on to Adobe InDesign CC.  uMerge is easy to use for InDesign professionals and relevant for a broad scope of applications, from database publishing to small-scale personalization jobs such as newsletters, event invitations, departmental HR communications, financial communications, and more. Now every InDesign professional can create personalized PDF files within InDesign in a…
  • The (Font) Doctor is In!

    Ekwoman
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Even though I am using Typekit fonts more and more—it's part of my Creative Cloud subscription, after all—I still wouldn't be able to function without my trusty font manager. Pre-OS X I was the undisputed Queen of Font Suitcases and could fix any problem I encountered. Those days are long-gone and I now depend on products to help me with the voodoo that is often needed when working with corrupt and troublesome fonts. FontDoctor—which comes bundled with Suitcase Fusion—is available as a standalone product whose main goal is to diagnose and treat…
  • Limited Edition Stock Photos Starring Vince Vaughn and Friends

    Ekwoman
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Getty Images' iStock is promoting Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming Vince Vaughn film Unfinished Business with stereotypically banal stock photos. Vaughn—along with Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco—makes cameo appearances in the sterile "look how much fun working in an office where we all dress in the same blue/black/white color palette is" images via the wonders of Photoshop. With descriptions like "Portrait of multi-racial business team…enjoying victory on white background" and "…dashing business leader…standing confidently with arms crossed at the…
  • Vote in the Most Overrated Design Contest

    Ekwoman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Just because an idea or a product has become widespread or is "what all the cool kids are using," doesn't mean you have to actually embrace it. Same goes for design. First we were all about shiny, glassy icons and web buttons. Now that those are passé, we are all about the flat design, until something cooler comes along. It's like we spend our time jumping from bandwagon to bandwagon. Well, if you've been aching to tell the world how much you despise the pseudo-hand crafted packaging trend, now is your chance. The folks at Co. Design are having a little…
  • Minimalist Movie Posters

    Ekwoman
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I have loved minimalist design since way before I knew the style had a name (or that it was even a style). I was the kid with a poster featuring silhouettes of Han Solo and pals in her bedroom. Luckily for me and other lovers of spartan style, designer Nick Barclay has created a set of prints that satisfies my love of minimalism and movies with his series of movie posters that contain only circles. Yep. He doesn't even mix it up with an oval or a swirl! By using only circles, Barclay has distilled down a theme, character, or plot device to its barest form.
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Chasing Photographs (and Adventure) On Location In New Zealand

    Chase
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    One thing that never gets old for me is the adventure of location photography. I thrive on the travel and escaping from one’s day-to-day, the challenges that Mother Nature conjures up and deploys on you at a whim, and the camaraderie of a crew – be it large or small – united on a mission in search of a stunning photo or two. Now combine that “one thing that never gets old” with another – the stunning country that is New Zealand.  This is perhaps the mother of all location shooting – there’s a reason that Peter Jackson chooses this backdrop for all the fantasy…
  • 6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

    Chase
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into blocks, or otherwise get paralyzed by the creative work that needs doing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I get thrown for a loop all the time. I’ve found myself off my game at numerous times in my career, getting lost for a bit and struggling to re-capture the clarity that comes with great creative vision, intent, and very hard work. And the same is true of so many of my friends who are at the top of their creative…
  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

    Chase
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    You my dear friends all know the drone photography + cinematography, UMAV’s, quadcopters, whatever the hell you wanna call them is all the rage these days. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even I couldn’t have predicted when I was first playing around with this stuff back in 2008, 09 and 2010 how fast this technology was going to blow up (figuratively). And…well… I’ve gotten to know the fine folks from DJI Global, attended their launch event in SF end of last year…and lo and behold, I last week scored their newest machine–The Inspire…
  • How to Overcome NO & Beat the System — “Dear White People” Director Justin Simien on #cjLIVE Wed Dec 10

    Chase
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    UPDATE: In case you missed it, here’s the re-watch of the incredible episode with Justin Simien, below! OR if you’re hungry for my audio PODCAST here via iTunes or (be sure to subscribe) or download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to keep up with future episodes and take a peek back all previous shows including performances by Macklemore and the Lumineers, insights from Adrian Grenier from Entourage fame, Tim Ferriss and many others. It’s my hope that after watching this you… …are now more inclined to take on a huge creative challenge …can use Justin’s…
  • 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.
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    Camera Labs

  • Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review - the best all-round camera in its class!

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:05 am
    The Olympus EM5 Mark II is the latest in the company's popular OMD series. You get the viewfinder, Wifi and PC Sync port of the EM1 along with improved controls in a compact, weather and freeze-proof body. There's also a fully-articulated screen, silent shooting, greatly enhanced movies and improved stabilisation which works with any lens you attach. Oh, and not forgetting a cunning new mode which stitches eight images into a large 40 Megapixel file. Find out why it's become arguably the best all-round camera I've tested in my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II review!
  • Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f2-8 review - the best quality walkaround X-mount lens

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fujifilm's XF 16-55mm f2.8 is a high quality general-purpose zoom for the company's series of X-mount bodies. It delivers a useful walkaround range equivalent to 24-83mm and a constant f2.8 focal ratio, not to mention weather-sealing. It's an unashamedly high-end lens aimed at pros who'll love to couple it with the XF 40-150mm, but does it deliver the goods in practice? Find out in my Fujifilm XF 16-55mm review!
  • Nikon COOLPIX S9700 review - the best budget 30x compact?

    4 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX S9700 is a pocket super-zoom with a 30x optical range, taking you from 25mm wide angle to 750mm super-telephoto. This 16 Megapixel camera also offers 1080p video, full manual control, and uniquely among its latest rivals, both Wifi and GPS built-in. The recently-launched S9900 has also seen prices on this already competitive model fall even further. So is the S9700 the best value 30x super-zoom around? Find out in Ken's Nikon S9700 review!
  • Nikon AF-S 300mm f4E review - a high-end telephoto lens

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Nikon's AF-S 300mm f4E is the long-awaited successor to the 14-year old 300mm f4D. It shares the same 300mm telephoto focal length and f4 aperture as its predecessor, but employs a completely different physical and optical design, with a considerably smaller and lighter body and the inclusion of Vibration reduction to counteract the wobbles. In his in-depth review, Thomas has thoroughly tested every aspect of the new lens, including making multiple comparisons with its well-respected predecessor. Find out if it lives up to expectations in his Nikon AF-S 300mm f4E review!
  • Canon PowerShot SX710 HS review - a 30x zoom in your pocket!

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Canon's PowerShot SX710 HS is the company's flagship pocket super-zoom. Like the SX700 HS before it, the SX710 HS packs a 30x optical zoom into a pocketable body with a 3in screen, 1080p video and built-in Wifi with NFC. New to the SX710 HS is a boost to 20 Megapixels, improved control from the smartphone app, and support for Canon's Connect Station. In my Canon SX710 HS review I've compared it closely against its arch rival, Panasonic's Lumix TZ70 / ZS50 to help you choose the best 30x super-zoom!
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Modré tóny / Blue tones

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Zima je už v nenávratnu a bláznivé jaro zase blázní. Winter already left and crazy spring is crazy as every year.
  • Pozvání / The invitation

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Nechám se tím pozváním zlákat.Co by se mi tak mohlo stát?Kdyby něco, tak jsem hned zpátky.Tak zatím...! It's very nice and tempting invitation. I would like to follow it.What could happens?If anything happens, I'll be back.So far ...
  • Měsíc vysokého napětí / The high voltage Moon

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Toho večera jsem se nechal zlákat takovou docela nenápadnou pěšinou a stopou cizího biku. Pustil jsem se po ní jako ohař. Úplněk mi krásně svítil na cestu a světla bylo skoro jako ve dne. Jenže stopa kola končila po pár set metrech pod posedem a dál pole pod sněhem. Co teď?Jel jsem dál nazdař bůh. Všechny cesty přece vedou do horké vany...!Tahle moje cesta byla skoro o dvě hodiny delší, než jsem plánoval. Bez navigace, suchého trika, sušenky.Projížďka úžasná a pár fotek jako bonus. In memory of the night biking in fresh powder.
  • Černá sjezdovka / Black expert slope

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Hvízdání větru v uších.Bolest stehen.Pálení sněhu na tvářích.Ještě kousek, ještě, ještě jeden oblouk a pak ať to klidně přijde...tak ještě jeden a pak klidně... Wind is whistling in my ears.Thighs pain!Snow is burning on faces.Just a bit, still, one more curve and then let the end quickly come ... so one more curve and then quickly ... Tančil sám ve tvaru ohně, až se místy udýchal. Tanči ještě, tanči pro mě, Slunce volá, tanči dál. Tanči, tanči, tanči. Tanči dokud můžeš, tanči, to udýcháš. Tanči na klaviatuře, tanči dokud můžeš ještě…
  • Kamenitý vrcholek / Stony peak

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Už poněkolikáté svítá. Sněhový mrak se přehoupl a zmizel za kamenitým vrcholkem kopce bez jména. Takových tu jsou stovky. Another sunrice today. The snowy cloud swung over the stony peak of no-name hill and disappeared.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • With Thanks….

    Joe McNally
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    I’ve always enjoyed the company of photographers. So, it was truly enjoyable to share time and stories this week with a group of extraordinarily, wonderfully talented shooters, all of whom share the good fortune of being called a Nikon Ambassador. At an evening gathering of most of the Nikon USA staff, each ambassador was asked to show a quickie version of their work. In my case, that meant squeezing 40 years into five minutes. I actually asked forgiveness for showing a bit of emotion. In photo school, in the 70’s, we used to hang at the darkroom, flipping through issues of this…
  • The Magnificent Lads on the Side of the Tower!

    Joe McNally
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    It is a task as endless as the desert. The Burj Khalifa tower, tallest structure in the world, soars out of the sands like a sharply constructed, elegant needle, seemingly designed to pop the blue balloon of sky overhead. It is a magnet for the eye, and hence the camera. Courtesy of the gracious folks @BurjKhalifa, Waseem and his team, and the Emaar Group, I was allowed to climb to the very top a couple years ago, and made a snap of some very battered shoes. This time, with the training given to me by the Grako Corporation, and the intrepid duo of Mike Flamson and Pieter Van Der Walt, who are…
  • A Fun Walk

    Joe McNally
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:16 pm
    In Dubai, now, from Las Vegas, desert to desert, one kind of glitz to another. WPPI was fun. I was very honored to give a keynote presentation there, but mostly it was a gathering of friends I’ve known in this business for many years. Also did a photowalk, which thankfully occurred on one of those beautiful desert mornings when the light was so crisp and clean it felt like it had been dry cleaned and pressed. I invited the lovely Charlotte O’Dowd, a dancer at Showstoppers, to come along with our group, and her statuesque presence, combined with the light, made our walk more of a skip. It…
  • From Here to There…

    Joe McNally
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    Travel is a wonderful thing. I walked out of my house, where we can barely see the lamp post in the walkway, got into a fast moving metal cylinder, and got deposited, roughly, in the desert, where we did a production shot yesterday. Vegas, here we are again. A change of scenery wasn’t the cause of the trip, though it was welcome. I’m down here for the WPPI Convention, and actually have a role to play, even though I am not a wedding shooter of any note whatsoever. I’m very honored to be giving the keynote address to the convention on Tuesday night. It’s a wonderful turn…
  • Ozzie and the Mirrors

    Joe McNally
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    I shot this years ago, and have written about it, a bit. It was part of a huge Sports Illustrated project about defensive magicians on the baseball diamond. And of course, at that time, if you talked defense, you talked about Ozzie. The Wizard of Oz! The shortstop who looked like he played the position from at least five different starting places at once. My answer was to use mirrors, and simply reflect him around the infield. Coming up with this notion was certainly easier than shooting it. So much so, that the estimable Syl Arena, a speed light magician himself, showed the picture to his…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Color and Your Camera

    Jason
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    In the past I’ve touched on the topic of color and your camera/monitor as it relates to photography… Color and It’s Impact on File Size The Power of Color 5 Elements of Control #2 – Color Hot and Cold Lighting…Read more →
  • Consuming Versus Creating Content

    Jason
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Let’s face it – we have a lot to keep up on these days. On top of managing our own social media footprints, there are magazines to read, forums to attend to (building and engaging with your own community of colleagues and friends), gear reviewsRead more →
  • Merry Creative Christmas

    Jason
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Once the wrappings are all torn off, the glitter vaccuumed, and you think you’ve had enough family time today is probably when you’ll end up here, reading what all the bloggers have to say. Ok, here’s my thought for the…Read more →
  • Tis The Season

    Jason
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    With everyone offering Black Friday, Cyber Monday and super savings on a variety of products, it seems only fitting that the 49 Photo TIps Bundle also jump into the fray for the holidays, so, without further ado – for a…Read more →
  • SLR’s and Self-Cleaning

    Jason
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    I’ve written several times on the blog about cameras and sensor dust, which you can review here, here, and here (5 Ways to Clean, 5 Times to Clean, and 5 Ways to Avoid Dust).  I’ve also elaborated a bit on…Read more →
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • Sofia Monsters is a Fun Project Raising Awareness of the City’s Problems

    Liron Samuels
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Many people would like to see certain things change in their city. Maybe encourage modernization or perhaps slow it down; promote new policies or change existing ones. While most will settle for signing an online petition or ranting on social media, a couple of young artists from Sofia have taken a fun approach to raising [...] The post Sofia Monsters is a Fun Project Raising Awareness of the City’s Problems appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Clever Parody Mocks Apple’s Brag Campaign By Displaying Photos Also Shot On iPhone 6

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Those Apple advertisements featuring gorgeous photos and a simple line of text which shares the photographer’s name along with “Shot on iPhone 6″ are starting to pop up everywhere, subtly leading people to believe all they really need to start taking better cell phone shots is an iPhone upgrade. After Apple plastered the ads all [...] The post Clever Parody Mocks Apple’s Brag Campaign By Displaying Photos Also Shot On iPhone 6 appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Thought You Can Use Amazon’s Unlimited Storage Plan for Your Business? Think Again

    Liron Samuels
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Amazon announced a couple of new Cloud Drive storage plans yesterday, with one of them offering unlimited storage space for photos priced at just $12 a year. Considering that other cloud services charge up to eight times more for just 1TB, Amazon’s plan seems like it could become a hit among photographers. On the other [...] The post Thought You Can Use Amazon’s Unlimited Storage Plan for Your Business? Think Again appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Comparing Eight 200mm Lenses Yields Interesting Results

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:19 am
    If you are an action, wedding, portraiture or a nature photographer you probably have (or want) a 200mm lens, either at fixed focal length or one that can zoom all the way to that spot. It should also not surprise you that not all 200mm lenses are born equal. While weight, compatibility, stabilization and price [...] The post Comparing Eight 200mm Lenses Yields Interesting Results appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • A New Law Allows Indiana Photographers to Refuse Same-Sex Clients

    Liron Samuels
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    A bill called ‘Religious Freedom Restoration’, recently approved by Indiana’s Senate Judiciary Committee, was signed earlier today by governor Mike Pence. The bill’s authors stated its aim is to protect business owners whose religious beliefs prevent them from providing services to gays and lesbians. “Christian bakers, florists and photographers” were given as examples of businesses [...] The post A New Law Allows Indiana Photographers to Refuse Same-Sex Clients appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (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: Crafting the Image and 3D Reflections – Episode 410

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Pete has a tip on crafting your image. Corey answers some viewer mail on creating a 3D reflection within your image and how to do it. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 410 is now playing! Download Episode 410 (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: Lighting Effects for Portraits – Episode 409

    Aaron Westgate
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Corey starts out the show by showing a cool lighting effect for your portraits or wedding photography. Pete has a tip on cleaning up the frame of your image in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 409 is now playing! Download Episode 409 (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: 3D Globe and Blend If Sliders – Episode 408

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Corey has a nifty trick on how to make a 3d globe. Later in the show, Pete has a very informative block of instruction on the blend if sliders in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 407 is now playing! Download Episode 407 (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: 3D Plate Graphic and New Layout Guides for Templates – Episode 407

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Pete starts out the show with a tip on the new layout guides for making templates in Photoshop. Later on, Corey has a cool trick on making a 3D plate graphic. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 407 is now playing! Download Episode 407 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
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    Image Sensors World

  • SPIE Award for Seek Thermal Camera

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:26 am
    SPIE has published a video of its Prizm Award ceremony for Seek Thermal & Raytheon consumer-grade thermal camera, a competitor of FLIR One:One can see a teardown of Seek Thermal camera and its comparison with FLIR One in mikeselectricstuff videos: Part 1 and Part 2, as well as the analysis of its thermal gradient artifacts.
  • Point Grey Comments on Sony CCD Line Closure

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Point Grey confirms that Sony will discontinue operations of their CCD 200mm wafer line at Kagoshima Technology Center in Japan by the end of March 2017. This line is responsible for production of all Sony CCD image sensors used in Point Grey cameras. Point Grey did not confirm exact last-time buy (LTB) or last-time ship (LTS) dates for the affected CCDs, commenting that recently publicized dates of August 2015 and March 2020, respectively, should not be considered final. “Point Grey has been actively discussing details about the closure directly with Sony,” said Michael Gibbons, Director…
  • Xintec to List on Taiwan Stock Market

    Vladimir Koifman
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Digitimes: Image sensor wafer-level packaging house Xintec will be listed on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March. Xintec is a TSMC and Visera affiliate and reported revenues of NT$4.93 billion (US$158M) for 2014. The company presentation gives some background info:
  • ST ToF Proximity Sensor Presentation

    Vladimir Koifman
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:39 am
    ST publishes a recorded video of its Google Hangout session on VL6180X ToF-based 3-in-1 proximity, gesture and ambient light sensor. The session took place today at 4:00 CET.
  • Ziptronix Stacked Sensor Technology Presentation

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Ziptronix kindly sent me its CTO and VP R&D Paul Enquist's presentation at 2015 Image Sensors Conference held last week in London, UK. Few key slides from the presentation:
 
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    Visual Realia

  • Minimum Wage Increase: Right for Conservatives?

    visualrealia
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    There are certain political issues that logically break down between the major parties. But the minimum wage? I never understood why conservatives would not be supportive. But apparently the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation isn’t. In a statement following Governor Wolf’s budget proposal, they note, “Saddling them (small businesses) with burdensome tax increases and increasing the minimum wage does not support the job creators that provide employment to middle-class Pennsylvanians.” Perhaps we should ask small business owners. They’ve been asked. - A (national) survey…
  • "Inside Hanover" Event - May 2, 2015

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

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

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

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

  • Announcing Our Book Giveaway Winners! (Yay!!!!)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    A big congrats to these fine folks who won a copy of my book “The Photoshop Book for Lightroom Users:” 1. Luis Gutierrez 2. Willem Havenaar  3. Muthanna 4. Azel Jacob 5. Yasnier Jauma 6. Cherie Barrett 7. Juan David Hurtado G. 8. bogusz 9. Brett A. Wheeler  10. JP Korpi-Vartiainen If you didn’t win, you can still pick up a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Winners Note: My assistant Lynn Miller will be contacting you directly to get your shipping details. Congrats, and thanks to everybody who entered (and thanks to everybody who included a nice comment in your entry – so…
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Hey guys, RC here. Scott is out in Amsterdam for the Professional Imaging conference in Amsterdam. That won’t stop us from showing you the latest episode of The Lightroom Show! We are so glad you guys are digging it! Remember, if you have any questions that we can solve for you – we’d love to hear them. Keep sending them along. The featured photographer for this show is Adrian Sommeling. Check out his site at http://adriansommeling.com/ ! Have a great weekend! The post “The Lightroom Show” Episode #7 with Scott & RC is here! appeared first on Lightroom…
  • Adding Color

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Original Image One of the great things about the adjustment tools is that you can add color to the affect. Heck it could be the only setting you applied to that tool. I rely heavily on Photoshop’s color picker/eyedropper to help me choose colors since I have been known to have some color issues. But if you use a track pad or tablet device such as a Wacom Intous in Lightroom and you click on the color swatch to choose a color… as soon as you move your mouse out of the color palette, and try to sample a color in the image… the cursor changes to a regular one and you…
  • I’m Giving Away 10-Copies of My “Photoshop For Lightroom Users” Book

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi everybody — to help shake off yesterday’s “No Comment Monday” (save for a last-minute comment or two by Lyle) today I’m giving away TEN signed print copies of my book, “Photoshop for Lightroom Users.”  To enter, just leave me a comment here, and you’re entered. I’ll pick 10 winners on Friday end of day; I’ll sign each one and get ‘em out to you no matter where you are in the world. Good luck everybody! Here’s a video (below) that explains the book (that way, at least you’ll know what you might win). Good luck everybody! (Note: in case you…
  • Printing a Multi-Photo Layout? Consider “Draft Mode”

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
      When I’m printing a multi-photo layout (like the one you see here) I turn on “Draft Mode Printing” (shown circled here in red) which sends a low-res preview version of each image to the printer, instead of making you wait for each high-resolution image to render, so the print comes out MUCH faster, but the quality is still great because the size of each image is so small. Give this “Draft Mode Printing” a try next time you’re doing a multi-photo layout and you’ll be amazed at how great those images look even though they’re just the low…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Nikon updates: D7200, Cutting the Wires, And Going Long

    Damon
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    After last months announcement about the D810A intended for the Astrophotogrpahy market, the latest news is looking at a more general market. With an update to the D7100, a super zoom point and shoot, and wireless mics, Nikon is listening closely to their audience. First up is an update to the best selling D7100, surprisingly: […]
  • Leggo My Miggo! Camera Strap Gives Great Gear Protection

    Damon
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    The mirrorless mindset has come home to me as a 2 part phenomenon: A. Less weight in the bag B. Using more primes It’s true. When I shoot an event, the Nikon Full Frame DSLR’s still come out and the trinity of lenses (14-24, 24-70,70-200) are at the ready. They travel protected in a ThinkTank […]
  • This is not an empty shell

    Damon
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:18 pm
    ( This article was first posted in 2008. Updated, it still feels the same.) Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Rene Magritte, below Nothing like that. Well, maybe a little borrowed concept for the sake of this post. Instead it’s a bit of memory that […]
  • Keegan Allen: Life. Love. Beauty – A Mature Collection From A Young Man

    Damon
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Pretty Little Liars fans will recognize the name Keegan Allen, as character Toby Cavanaugh. But this isn’t Entertainment Tonight. This post is about his new book. I’ll admit that when I was first contacted about the book, my Hollywood spidey sense was tingling, as I imagined it could be a vanity press book, about a […]
  • Octa : Tablet Mounting System – Packs Small, Plays Big

    Damon
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Since the incorporation of the iPad and others into your workflow, the biggest issue has been the best mounting system to use. It could be a tethered screen, or camranger, or shooting notes or lighting sketches you need to have in front of you Whether you need to access the tablet on a light stand, […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Komposisi terbuka dan tertutup

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Komposisi dalam fotografi dibagi menjadi dua yakni komposisi terbuka dan komposisi tertutup. Kedua sub komposisi tersebut masih ibagi lagi dalam sub yang lebih kecil namun tidak akan kita bahas dalam kesempatan kali ini . Komposisi tertutup Komposisi tertutup merupakan gambar dimana semua elemen gambar tertata rapi didalam frame. Komposisi tertutup memilik ciri subjek utama lebih menonjol dan sangat berbeda dari elemen lain disekitar subjek. Seringkali subjek utama terletak didekat area tengah dan tidak pada terian frame. Elemen elemen lain dalam gambar cenderung untuk memandu mata viewer…
  • Teknik fokus and recomposing

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Teknik fokus and recompose merupakan teknik yang sangat berguna bukan hanya untuk fotografer pemula namun juga para profesional. Banyak orang menggunakan cara ini saat berada dalam cahaya minim serta menjumpai subjek yang berada di pojok, apa alasannya? Arti recomposing Saat kita mengambil gambar kita akan berhati hati menempatkan subjek didalam frame yang artinya kita menyusun komposisi(compose). Recompose artinya mengunci subjek dan melakukan komposisi ulang dengan menggeser sudut pandang/posisi kamera sehingga posisi subjek berpindah namun tetap sebagai titik fokus. Sebagai contoh anda…
  • Pentingnya meluruskan horizon dan menyelaraskan garis

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    Kesalahan yang paling umum dilakukan oleh fotografer pemula tentang komposisi adalah garis horizon yang tidak lurus serta garis-garis lain yang tidak selaras. Hal tersebut sebenarnya cukup sederhana namun jika kita memperhatikannya akan memiliki pengaruh yang sangat luar biasa pada gambar yang dihasilkan. Mengapa garis lurus sangat penting Mengapa garis horizon yang lurus sangat penting? karena secara alami mata manusia lebih menyukai garis yang lurus ketimbang garis yang miring. Coba perhatikan ketika kita menggantung foto diruang tamu, kita pasti ingin garis atas frame sejajar dengan…
  • Tips memilih tripod untuk kamera DSLR

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Memilih tripod memang gampang-gampang susah. Susahnya karena begitu banyak pilihan yang ada dipasaran saat ini dengan berbagai kualitas yang berbeda pula. Tripod merupakan alat bantu sederhana yang akan menahan kamera kita saat digunakan dalam kondisi tertentu. Ada beberapa hal yang perlu dipertimbangkan dalam memilih tripod antara lain seberapa tingginya? kondisi pencahayaan yang kita hadapi? Seberapa stabil tripod tersebut? Berapa berat yang mampu ditahannya? Mengapa kita membutuhkan tripod sebelum memilih tripod kita perlu lebih dahulu mengetahui manfaat tripod antara lain : 1.
  • Pilih canon, Nikon atau Sony?

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Pertanyaan ini sangat sering kita dengar dan sering pula menjadi topik hangat perdebatan manakah diantara beberapa brand tersebut yang terbaik? Saya pribadi lebih sering mengulas artikel tentang canon, namun bukan berarti canon lebih superior dibanding brand lain tapi lebih kepada peralatan yang saya miliki adalah merk canon. Beberapa orang sangat terkesan dengan gambar berkualitas yang dihasilkan oleh kamera canon, namun beberapa orang lain sangat terkesan dengan gambar yang dihasilkan nikon. Hal ini akan cukup membingungkan dan membutuhkan penjelasan untuk sama-sama memahami pokok masalah.
 
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  • Intensity

    Jeff
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    While I don’t know most of the rules when it comes to Water Polo, one thing I do know is that I really like watching it! These kids put everything they have into it and can go from joking around on the deck to pure intensity once in the pool when the whistle blows. This […] The post Intensity appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Cloud Gate

    Jeff
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Cloud Gate, aka The Bean is a big destination for tourists and locals alike. It’s a great place to people watch without a doubt. The view of the city from Millennium Park is nothing short of spectacular and it is for the most part, always crowded. Making a picture of The Bean without people in […] The post Cloud Gate appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • BOA: The Slinky Proving Grounds

    Jeff
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    If ever there was a place to test out a Slinky, the north face of the Bank of America building would be it. This is a view of the building from Quincy street and the more I look at it, I can only imagine what a long trip it would be if you had to […] The post BOA: The Slinky Proving Grounds appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center

    Jeff
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    It was a nice day and I decided to hop on the train and head downtown. I always try to stop by the Chicago Cultural Center to see what’s going on and today was no exception. I saw this fellow as soon as I walked into the room. He was fidgeting a lot with his […] The post Saturday Afternoon at the Cultural Center appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Curve in the Trail

    Jeff
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    This is a picture of the walking trail near me. It was one of the first really nice days this year and I felt the need to take a walk. I rarely walk this trail and there wasn’t a whole lot to look at until I happened upon this scene. The post A Curve in the Trail appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • How Do I Photograph A Wine Cellar In The Basement With Very Little Light?

    larry
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Robert asked the following question: I have a photo shoot coming up and the house has a quint wine cellar – 10×18 in size, wine racks and bottles, etc. There is etched glass on the entrance door and etched glass for the large front glass planes. The wine cellar is located in the basement of […]
  • What Should I Charge To Photography A 13,000 SF Apt In Manhattan?

    larry
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    Manuel in New Jersey asks: I am a real estate photographer working and living in NJ. I’ve been in business since 2013. I am now trying to get jobs in NY.  A Realtor in Manhattan just asked me what are my fees for an 13,000, $7M apartment in Manhattan?  I am in puzzled because I have no idea how to charge […]
  • How Do You Compete With Real Estate Photographers Charging Low Prices?

    larry
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Kirt in Connecticut asks: I am based out of Connecticut and competitive pricing is always an issue with every one of us. I can’t seem to get over the hump of other locals. Simply said; the one competior here charges $75 a listing. This is based off a 300,000 listing price. I can’t wrap my head […]
  • Congratulations Seth Parker PFRE Photographer Of The Month For March

    larry
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Wow! Big contest this month! Sixty one entries. Congratulations to Seth Parker of Huntsville, Alabama. Click on the image on the right to see a large version of Seth’s winning image. The competition was much closer this month than last. Jonas Berg of Gothenburg, Sweden came in a very close second. Seth and Jonas were […]
  • What Do Real Estate Photographers Do To Minimize Time Spent Getting Their Clients To Pay?

    larry
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    William asked the following: I currently use QuickBooks online wich work fine for simple accounting and invoice tracking, but I spent a lot of time getting people to pay. I’m interested in moving to a credit card pay system that is more used in the hotel industry. Where the hotel would approve your credit card […]
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  • Daughter channels grief into stunning ‘Wonderland’ photos

    jensawyer
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    “The trigger for the way photography changed my life was my mother’s diagnosis with cancer,” artist Kirsty Mitchell says. “Photography became my voice when I couldn’t speak about what I was going through.” Kirsty’s mother, Maureen, was a beloved English teacher who was passionate about sharing stories. “She wanted to instill a belief in beauty and creativity in children,” the London-based artist recalls. “She collected all these extraordinary books of European folklore with incredible illustrations, and she read to me until actually my early teens.” Photography had…
  • Flickr Friday: the Happiness selection

    Solène
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Don’t worry be happy! Last week #FlickrFriday was all about happiness for the #InternationalHappinessDay and you shared a lot of happy faces and happy moments. You made our day so much better! Thank you all for the great photos, and here are our favorites. Please go directly to our Flickr Friday group pool for all submissions. You will find much more fun, and, of course, great works by all of you.
  • Flickr Friday: Push the button

    Solène
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    What’s going to happen if you press that button? We are often tempted to know what’s behind and also to get the result. It could be a button in an elevator, to cross the street, even the “=” button on a calculator. You can also play with the reflection of your finger in that button or show us your hesitation to push or not the button. Let your imagination do the rest! Ready to press? Push the button! In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #PushTheButton. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr…
  • Iconic images from The Flickr Commons

    Bhautik Joshi
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    With the announcement of our 100th Flickr Commons institution yesterday, we wanted to take a closer look at some of the stories behind iconic photos from the collection. This selection represents a few of our favorite stories, but we highly encourage you to explore the Commons further on your own. The U.S. National Archives, Richard M. Nixon and Elvis Presley at the White House, December 1970. Elvis Presley was famously obsessed with police badges, owning a huge collection of them. A notable hole in his collection was a badge from the then Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (a…
  • The Photographic Journal Interview – Alexandra Benetel

    thephotographicjournal
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    How’d you get started in photography? So it all began back in high school, when I took a Visual Design Course. I remember reading about the course itself and being very interested in what it entailed. I also remember noticing that it took me out of my comfort zone, which was partly why I ended up choosing it. One of the subjects within the course that I ended up taking a particular liking to was Pinhole Photography. We were learning how to construct our own pinhole cameras, how to use them and finally develop the photos we took with them in the darkroom. I was completely fascinated by the…
 
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  • The Super Plungers!

    jonesoliver
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Maybe a better title for this one (and I completely stole this from Alicia) would have been “The Secret Lives of the Super Plungers”. That said, it’s possible the writing is a bit shaky on this one – but hopefully the story successfully highlights this team’s efforts to raise money and awareness for Oregon Special … Continue reading The Super Plungers! →
  • Pinewood Derby Car with Camera

    jonesoliver
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    As a Cub Scout, I recall my one year on the Pinewood Derby circuit.  Sure – that season was compressed to a single evening in the cafeteria of my elementary school – but it was a heck of a lot of fun watching my car take 2nd in all three heats that it bounced down … Continue reading Pinewood Derby Car with Camera →
  • #25 Jerome Kersey

    jonesoliver
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    For folks that read this blog regularly, you know that my assignments typically don’t have me rubbing elbows with public figure types.  But one of the organizations that I’ve had the opportunity to work with the past few years is Oregon Special Olympics (SOOR).  And as a near life-time Trail Blazers fan (there – I … Continue reading #25 Jerome Kersey →
  • Top Photos from 2014

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

    jonesoliver
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    As it turns out, we had the chance to sneak out of town and spend the Christmas holiday up north near Leavenworth, WA – a logging-town-turn-Bavarian-village nestled in the North Cascades .  While we rented a cabin about 30 minutes from town on Fish Lake (near Wenatchee Lake), we made it into town a couple … Continue reading Leavenworth for Christmas →
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  • Full Review of the VSN Mobil V360 Action Still & Video Camera

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Review by Cameratown's Ron Risman: "Let me introduce you to the V.360 - a 360° compact camera that captures the action all around you (in front, in back and on the sides) - eliminating the guess work as to where you should be aiming the camera. With a GoPro you're always trying to figure out whether you should aim the camera outward for a first-person view or inward for a 'selfie' view. With the V.360 everything will always be in frame.
  • New Olympus Stylus SH-2 Features 24x Optical Zoom, RAW Capture, 5-Axis Stabilization, and 1080/60p Video

    11 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    Olympus today introduced a successor model in the Stylus SH line of digital cameras, the Olympus Stylus SH-2, featuring a 24x wide-angle optical zoom lens, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for remote shooting and sharing with a smart device, RAW capture capability, and 5-Axis Image Stabilization that supports both still image and video capture. This sophisticated camera also adds new Nightscape Modes for stunning night scenes and portraits.
  • Nikon's Newly Announced Coolpix D900 Features an 83x Optical Zoom (24-2000mm)

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced the COOLPIX P900, a camera that offers an unprecedented and incredible 83x zoom along with superior performance. This exciting long zoom option provides users with incredibly sharp NIKKOR optics and a 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom* range capable of reaching previously unimaginable distances. In addition to its unrivaled zoom power, the 16-megapixel COOLPIX P900 comes equipped with an array of innovative features and advanced controls for capturing sharp and detailed images as well as Full HD video from afar. Such features include built-in GPS and the experience of Nikon…
  • Nikon Introduces the D7200 DSLR with Improved Sharpness, Low-Light, AF, and HD Video

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    Today, Nikon Inc. introduced the Nikon D7200, a powerful DX-format DSLR built for enthusiasts ready to conquer the next challenge in their photographic journey. Featuring a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and the EXPEED 4 image processing system, the D7200 is capable of incredibly fast performance and capturing phenomenally detailed, sharp images and HD video.
  • Announcing the new ARRI ALEXA Mini

    22 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    ARRI announces the new ALEXA Mini, a versatile additional tool in the ARRI ALEXA camera range that combines a compact and lightweight form factor with the same unparalleled image quality that has made the ALEXA system a gold standard for the industry. Designed for specialized shot-making, the ALEXA Mini perfectly complements a full ALEXA shooting kit and allows crews to eliminate the complications of working with third-party cameras by keeping everything within a single system that is trusted all over the world.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Sometimes Simple Is Best

    Scott
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Photography can be done in so many ways. Subject matters can change depending on the photographer, even at the same location. Sometimes while walking around, doing street photography, it’s important to consider the simple things. This scene really does not have much going on. It’s a very warm photo of yellows and oranges. But there is something about the minimalism of a parking meter against a textured wall, with cool shadows. That’s why I stopped walking to capture this photo. Sometimes simple is best. Think about it.  
  • Reflecting With Reflections

    Scott
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I was looking through my photo archives and came across this photo. While processing the photo it had me thinking about some of the amazing photo trips I’ve had. It also got me excited for upcoming trips. One of the things I keep thinking about is trying too hard, and thinking too much, about certain photo opportunities. Instead of just absorbing where I am and being in the moment, I sometimes get sucked into making sure I get “the shot” that I want. While reflecting on this reflection photo, it made me realize that I don’t have to try, but rather just enjoy the time.
  • Help Me Make Beautiful Women’s Clothing & Educate The World

    Scott
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Here is something extremely special I want to be a part of (and potentially can with your help), and it all starts with a cool story. My friend, Karen Hutton​, was approached by Vida to artistically embed some of her photographs on beautiful clothing for women. At first Karen didn’t know what to expect, but when she finally had a chance to see the clothing in person her mind was blown. The way they used her photographs were absolutely amazing and clever. Then I heard my friend, Trey Ratcliff​, also getting involved in this cool project. He too was so excited about the end results.
  • Sometimes A Neutral Density Filter Just Isn’t Needed

    Scott
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The more common method of making the sky very dark, almost pure black, is to use a graduated neutral density filter. But an expensive filter like that is not always needed. Look at this photo. Composition like this is ideal for a graduated neutral density filter. But I did not use one.  Instead I relied on the dynamic range of the camera’s sensor. I keep my camera on RAW, which gives me far more flexibility during processing to recover highlights and shadows. So inside of Lightroom I used the Black and White tool to bring down the exposure of only the sky. A neutral density filter was…
  • The Everyday Photographer

    Scott
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I have recently started considering myself an everyday photographer. By that I mean, I don’t have one focus in my photography. I absolutely love travel and landscape photography. I also really enjoy street photography. But my freelance photography business makes most of its income from portrait photography. So instead of calling myself a portrait photographer or a landscape photographer, I am going with an everyday photographer. That leaves the door open to any areas of photography I wish to explore now and in the future. How did I get there? Whenever people would ask me what type of…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Why Petronella Lugemwa Rocks Multicultural Weddings

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    I love meeting and getting to know kindred spirits in the photography business. When I photographed South Asian and multicultural weddings, I looked to a few people to inspire me. Knowing that I wasn’t alone as a wedding photographer in a very specific niche was a God-send. I include Petronella among those who kept my spirits alive. So, who is Petronella? Petronella Lugemwa, is a multicultural wedding photographer based in New York. She has a wonderful and diverse background that includes a degree in chemical engineering and a MBA as well. We talked about her beginnings in Uganda and…
  • Learn Scott Robert Lim’s Secrets To Booking A $10k Wedding

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Scott Robert Lim is quite the talker. But he walks the walk too. He is an internationally recognized photographer who has spent over 15 years photographing weddings. He is also a mentor to many photographers around the world. Lim’s CreativeLive courses are always very popular because he never holds back on teaching. In fact, he told me that these days he sees himself more of a teacher than anything else. So, it didn’t come as a surprise that he was teaching through a free webinar again. This time the topic is something close to Lim’s heart – tips to booking a $10k…
  • Matthew Jordan Smith’s Quest To Find The Next American President

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew Jordan Smith’s repertoire as a commercial and fashion photographer is well known around the world. Yet, he chose to work on a personal project that took him to all 50 states. The project involved visiting with 100 families across the USA. He photographed children outdoors, holding up signs with their ambitions and ideas to lead their country. It’s a project that took him 3 years to complete. After pouring his own resources into the project to start photographing children in America, Smith ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. He now has published a book that is every bit…
  • Profitable Wedding Album Design Tips For Busy Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    Melissa Jill, a Phoenix, Arizona based wedding photographer knows all about being busy. But she also knows what it means to be efficient. Melissa Jill Photography – that’s her and her small group of associate photographers – photographs a little over 40 weddings a year. Multiply that number by an average of 2000 digital images to process and you know that’s a staggering amount of time in front of the computer. Melissa, however, outsources her initial edits to ShootDotEdit and leans on her own wedding album design company, Align, to deliver the final layouts. We sat…
  • The Art Of Delight & Why That Must Matter For Photographers Like You

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Bill Holland is a wedding photographer in Colorado and blogger at The Art of Delight. “The Art of Delight helps small businesses design with purpose delightful experiences for their customers. This enables these businesses to not only differentiate themselves in an increasingly heterogeneous marketplace, but concentrate on creating and shipping their art–in whatever form that takes.” Give this interview a listen if making your customers happy is one of your primary goals! Bill Holland suggests some simple tips to make your client interactions a win-win.
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  • 8 month old Owen

    emilie
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    You're going to be seeing a lot of this little guy on the blog as he's the son of our new studio manager, Nicole. I first photographed Owen when he was a little more than a week old last summer. Now he's a busy, curious 8 month old who clearly adores mom and dad. It was a quick, casual session– under an hour– the perfect amount of time to capture how much he's grown before a late morning nap (for him, not me. I wish!). Look at all those teeth!
  • wedding dress shopping at Madeleine's Daughter in Portsmouth

    emilie
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    More than a year ago, Madeleine's Daughter invited me to photograph a busy Saturday morning in their dress shop in Portsmouth. Documenting headshots of the stylists and later the process of brides trying on various gowns and sometimes finding The One was a f-u-n assignment. The challenge was choosing which of the many bridal suites to photograph in as there was action happening in each one! Below are a few images from that morning, but most I am not permitted to share as some of the brides featured still have not yet had their wedding– we wouldn't want to be responsible for spoiling the…
  • warm greetings to (new!) Nicole, our studio manager

    emilie
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:44 am
    A few years ago I received a memorable application from a Cape Elizabeth gal with an MBA and a banking background. Not entirely convinced our worlds would meld, she kept in touch and I watched as her career shifted to marketing at Portland's VIA Agency. She emailed me ideas for blog posts or interesting industry articles. She engaged on our Facebook page. She commissioned me to photograph her family. Just before Christmas she asked if she could come in for coffee. Nearly a year without a studio manager, she offered suggestions on how she could help. Basically, she made it impossible for me…
  • collaboration with Sea Bags

    emilie
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Last spring I received a phone call from Sea Bags asking if we had an upcoming wedding that would like any Sea Bags. Wait, what? For real? I scanned our schedule and gifted the opportunity to Kate and Rob, who hosted a casual, nautical celebration on Cliff Island in Casco Bay (a 45-minute ferry ride from Portland). Planner Heather Cuzzi of Cairn Events incorporated bucket bags for ceremony flowers, wine bags for bridesmaid gifts, a sailcloth covered guest book and a custom wedding date tote bag featuring a liner of guest signatures (a product that has since received great buzz! Sweet!). We…
  • Behind the scenes at BESWOON

    emilie
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Yesterday, you caught a glimpse of the polished pretty in the secret garden room at last weekend's BESWOON. Today, take a look at the team that helped assemble all of that magic.Heather and Amy (below) are the force behind Cairn Events, the event planning company assigned to create the concept for our room.Our models shockingly aren't professional models (but could be!), a cute married couple (with three kids!). Thank you, Zakia and Ross, and to Heather's daughter Maegan!Whitney and Samantha of Gus and Ruby Letterpress in Portsmouth shared a sampling of their stunning custom invitation…
 
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • We are all different, yet all the same.

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    That was the title of a speech I made as an exchange student in Japan way back in 1989. To be honest I can't really remember what I talked about but I do remember I won a brand new Walkman and a very expensive Bizenyaki pottery vase s it must have been pretty good. The guy who won quoted Martin Luther King. But I digress.It has been a common theme throughout my life and work. The fact that, at the core of it, we all basically want the same thing. To be happy, surrounded by family and friends and to live our lives in peace. It's easy to cast dispersions about another people or country when you…
  • Let me help you sort your images out.

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I have a really exciting announcement to make. Well at least I'm excited about it, and so are the clients that I've worked with so far. An expansion of my business into a slightly different, but totally related area.For those of you who don't know, I've been a photographer for close to 15 years now. Which means that I have a lot of pictures. I mean a truly astounding amount of images on both film and digital format. Now for most assignment photographers work involves shooting a job, sending the images to the client and then forgetting about it. The images get stored on some hard drive, backed…
  • What does a professional photographer do?

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he made an interesting comment. We were talking about the business of photography (he's not a photographer or involved in the industry at all) and he made the remark that it must be hard to sell services as a professional when cameras are so good these days that anybody can take a fantastic photo. Ouch.But you know what? Cameras are really good these days. Fast autofocus, brilliant exposure metering and even the ability to change things up in post-processing afterwards if you want. So what is it exactly that a professional does…
  • Big Megapixel jealousy?

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    So the word is out. We Canon shooters may soon be able to stop feeling inferior to our Nikon brethren with their 36 Megapixel D810. Rumour has it that Canon is about to release a whopping big 50MP beast, which brings up some interesting questions.Firstly who needs 50MP? I can see how all those glorious pixels would come in handy if you shoot and print huge prints. I'm afraid I can't remember the last time I printed a picture (although my clients use them in print regularly). So I guess that crosses me off that list.I could also see it coming in handy if you're shooting wildlife and your…
  • Don't sweat the small stuff - at least not at first.

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I haven't really made a big deal out of this,but since hitting 40 I've taken some big steps to get healthy and into shape. Inspired by my constantly fit wife I decided it was time to lose the extra fat gained through the previous 40 years of not really giving a damn.And when I started doing my research into the type of exercise that I would enjoy, and that I could enjoy over the long haul I found a lot of similarities between the world of exercise and the world of photography.You wouldn't think it, but early practitioners of both have a very big point in common. They get hung up on the small…
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • My own Ice Land

    Mark
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Anyone in the nature photography community knows that I […]
  • Immersivity

    Mark
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    After years of trying various earbuds for listening to […]
  • Cold new year morning

    Mark
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    It was quite peaceful out at 6:45 am on the first morni […]
  • Twenty Fourteen

    Mark
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    This will be my 8th year in reviewing some of my favori […]
  • Clinton River restoration

    Mark
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This year had some more good news for the Clinton River […]
 
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  • Completing Your Vision in Post-Processing

    Vic Berardi
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Red-tailed Hawk / Photo by Vic BerardiNote from the editor (Steve): After reading this great post by my Dad, please check out his new blog, where he’s writing about his travels, his passion for hawks, and other thoughts on life. That term “vision”—what does it mean? For me it’s simple. When I get home from a day of shooting, I review all my photos. I intentionally look for the images that stood out when I first saw them through my viewfinder. However, I usually get confusingly disappointed when I realize the camera didn’t capture the scene exactly the way I “saw” it—or…
  • Remember To Update Your Camera’s Clock

    Steve Berardi
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Yesterday (March 8) was the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) here in the US, so I thought it’d be a good time to remind everyone to update your camera’s clock. It’s helpful to keep the clock very accurate (down to the second!), so you can better review your photos later. Sometimes the best way to learn is to constantly review old photos and revisit your thought process of creating those images. So, knowing the exact time the image was shot can help you check other things (like where was the sun at that time?). Having an accurate clock also helps you stitch two scenes…
  • 8 Tips For Photographing Sunsets

    Lindsey Graham
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Photo by Lindsey Graham Photographing the sunset is all about catching rich colors, interesting reflections, dazzling highlights, and dark silhouettes that emerge during this golden hour. As the day wanes, the color and light change minute by minute and elicit an enticing sense of addictive urgency. The perfect shot is all about timing and the ever-changing combination of weather patterns, available light, and time of year ensure that every sunset is different. Be sure to stick around once the sun has vanished so you don’t miss a hue; but most importantly, take a minute to enjoy the…
  • How To Use A Photographic Blind

    Jim Braswell
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Shooting from a photographic blind can be very useful, particularly when photographing wary animals. Although I do not routinely use a blind, there are situations where I do. Such as when shooting birds at a feeding station, or at a watering hole. On one occasion, I was photographing songbirds at a watering hole in the south Rio Grande River Valley of Texas, when this Greater Roadrunner showed up: Greater Roadrunner with Grasshopper / Photo by Jim Braswell Why Use a Blind? I have found that using a photographic blind can be very useful. Photographing wary subjects is sometimes only achieved…
  • How To Photograph The Aurora Borealis

    Jeff Stamer
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Wiseman, Alaska Nikon D800E /14-24 Nikkor f2.8 / 15 seconds/ ISO 3200 — Photo by Jeff StamerSurreal, scintillating and sensuous, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) have mesmerized humans since the dawn of time. Unfortunately, they’re a sight few get to experience unless you happen to live in the far northern (or southern) parts of the globe. For the rest of us, seeing this awe-inspiring phenomena involves quite a bit of traveling and expense! If you are going to invest the time and treasure to cross this off of your bucket list, then let me help you take great Aurora photographs.
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    The Digital Story

  • Setting Up Back Button Focus for Olympus OM-D

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    Back button focus is helpful for portrait and sporting events. Here's how to set it up on an Olympus OM-D (all models including the E-M5 Mark II) - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/set-up-back-button-focus.html
  • Is Our Bias Against Digital Zoom Outdated?

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    I've started using the 2X digital zoom function on all of my Olympus OM-D cameras. By doing so, I am able to use a fast prime lens, such as the fabulous Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f1.8 at wide apertures, then double its magnification without losing any light gathering power. Here's a comparison - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/is-digital-zoom-ok.html
  • "Event Photography Tips, Fun with 50 MPs, ACR 8pt8" - Podcast 472

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Essential Tools for Event Photography, 5 Additional Things to Do with a 50MP Camera, ACR 8.8 New Camera Support (but not Lightroom) - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/event-photography-podcast.html
  • Living by Mirrorless and Jpegs

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    For my latest paid assignment, I left the DSLR and RAW format at home, shooting with mirrorless and Jpegs. Here's the upshot - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/03/living-by-jpegs-and-mirrorless.html
  • Adobe Releases ACR 8.8 with E-M5 Mark II Support

    19 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    New owners of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II should be happy to know that Adobe has released ACR 8.8 with RAW support for the latest Olympus mirrorless camera. Current Bridge/ACR owners simply need to go to Help > Updates to download the new version of the software. After a bit of testing, I'm happy to report that the RAW interpretation seems good. The software read the embedded lens profile for my Olympus 75mm f1.8 portrait lens, allowed me to apply a Camera Portrait profile, and did a nice job with all of the basic adjustments. My guess is...
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    Faby and Carlo

  • How to smile for pictures

    Fabiana Nicora
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    To smile or not to smile? It is one of those awkward questions when we find ourselves in front of the camera and we think and now, what shall I do? I believe that a beautiful, authentic smile makes any picture joyful and the subject radiant, however, unless you are a trained actor, it is almost impossible to look natural when someone tell us to “just smile”. Especially because we have nothing to think about or to do, and we dread looking silly or even worse, as awkward as we feel inside. The good news is there are tricks to learn how to smile for pictures and look good. You can learn some…
  • Padded bra. Friend or foe?

    Fabiana Nicora
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Best friend of small boobs and ugly companion of big chests, the famous padded bra is definitively an ugly piece of lingerie and should not be ever worn in public, or in a boudoir photo shoot. However, for the sake of some of my friends who are big fun of it, I will try to find – objectively – some pros and cons of the infamous padded bra. Pros 1. It creates cleavage If this is what you dream about, you definitely should try to wear a padded bra. The padding bit squeezes everything possible and it creates depth in places you would not believe possible. Score! 2. It gives good…
  • “Do I need to get Naked?” tops our FAQs

    Carlo Nicora
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:30 pm
    In the past weeks we have been running a lot of analysis on what our visitors look for on our website, and the frequently asked question “Do I need to get Naked?” tops the number of clicks! Let us be clear before continuing: the amount of skin on show during a boudoir session is what our customer wants. If you want to have your boudoir in skimpy, see-through lingerie, that is fine by us; if you want your photographs to reveal your naked body, that is fine by us; if you want to remain clothed at all times, that is still fine by us. Our idea of boudoir is strictly related to the…
  • Enjoy the month of love with Petitis Bisous

    Carlo Nicora
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Why celebrating one day only at S. Valentine’s when you can enjoy the entire month? For the 1st to 28th February, in cooperation with the luxury lingerie boutique Petits Bisous in Kings Road, we give you the opportunity to win a competition to be photographed in your favourite lingerie. The prize is a bespoke, exciting and stylish Boudoir Experience with us and a print from the photo session worth £300. It includes 1 and half hour of heavenly pampering in the experts hands of a professional make up artist and a photo session tailor made on your dreams and your personality. Winning is…
  • Reclaim your lunch break

    Fabiana Nicora
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It has been a while since I have worked for a company and not for myself, but I still remember it as a shock when moving to the UK and securing my first job, my precious lunch break became a luxury. I come from a country where there is a fairly slow pace of life and, generally speaking, the workplace is quite relaxed, in fact, as a practice, almost every Italian company has one set hour for lunch break that everybody takes. It means that if anyone needs to call any office between 12pm and 2pm, there is a voicemail to greet you. In Italy eating time is a big thing. It is a perfect time to…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • Red.

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    .....Highway 520 self portrait.Near Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington.Almost Spring, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • ...Red Square..redux.

    21 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    ..........The University of Washington, Red Square.Seattle, Washington, near Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...please use the hand rail.....

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    ...The US Post Office, University Avenue.Near the University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, late Winter, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Fuji x100, street, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...on reading.....

    15 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    ...the Odergaard Library, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, near Spring, 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...No Stops.....

    14 Mar 2015 | 4:15 pm
    .....On the "Ave", near the University of Washington.Nearly Spring, 2015, Seattle, Washington......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Design, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Home

    Ilan Bresler
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
  • Bread and Olives

    Ilan Bresler
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Food photography is not really my thing, but it looks... So good! :)
  • Short Rest

    Ilan Bresler
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Italy, Florence, 2014
  • Morning Shift

    Ilan Bresler
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Israel, 2014
  • Portrait

    Ilan Bresler
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:20 am
    Israel, 2014.
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 27

    Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal Somewhere in Battle Creek via dck_photography Filter used: Normal Finally found the at !! @instagood via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Peaceful evening at lake via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Today’s location via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Raccoon (Juvenile) Photographed along the Pine Trail, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA. This was one of three siblings, and the only one with the courage to approach me and satisfy his curiosity. The other two stayed back and called to him to stay away from me. He would have none of that, and…
  • Photocrati 4.8.3 Available

    Scott
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:16 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! This isn’t the anticipated release as we expected, but it’s an important nonetheless. 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…
  • The Benefits Of Outsourcing Photography Editing + More

    Editor
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The benefits of outsourcing are numerous – you can spend more time with your friends and family instead of behind the computer, you can ditch the part of the workflow you like least (depending on how you feel about editing), and you can let someone who’s really comfortable with editing take the reins and do what they do best. But what a lot of photographers don’t know is that there’s a huge financial benefit to outsourcing as well. Think of it this way: if you spend an average of 6 hours per week editing, that’s more than enough time to do a portrait session or…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 26

    Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Asbury Casino via moleskp Filter used: Normal to summer blooms …. via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal California Poppy Photographed along the banks of the San Lorenzo River, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA. via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal From a recent photo walk in via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Saturday morning… raining… at home via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Mule Deer Fawn Spring is almost here! Photographed at the University of California at Santa Cruz. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal The snow is…
  • WordPress Answers: If Only You Knew Then What You Know Now

    Scott
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    In May I will be teaching at B&H Photo in New York City on the topic of WordPress for photographers. The details are in the works, and once we have them we will be sure to post them for everyone to hear about. Until then I have a question for you. WordPress is simple yet complex, like many other software out there. So I am curious what type of things did you wish you knew about, or learned about, when you first started using WordPress? Please comment with your answers. The post WordPress Answers: If Only You Knew Then What You Know Now appeared first on Photocrati.
 
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    MCP Actions

  • Get Ready to Edit Your Bird Images

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Editing Bird Images 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.
  • How to Create a Welcome Guide Template Using Photoshop

    MCP Actions
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Some photographers like to purchase pre-made welcome guide templates from companies such as Magazine Mama, but if you’re a DIYer you can create your own using Photoshop. In this example I will show you how to create your own welcome guide cover using Photoshop in just four easy steps. Before you get started you’ll need to select the cover image. The cover image is important because it sets the mood for the entire welcome guide brochure. Make sure you use an image that will appeal to your target audience. I like to use an image that is cropped in close on the subjects so there is not a…
  • White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy

    Jodi Friedman
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: White Background Food Photography Photo Editing Made Easy 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…
  • The Secret to a Super Easy Color to Black and White Edit

    Jodi Friedman
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: The Secret to a Super Easy Color to Black and White Edit 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…
  • Using Lens Image Stabilization to Get Sharper Shots

    MCP Actions
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Even if you’re a new photographer, you may have heard of image stabilization…both Canon and Nikon use stabilization in the kit lenses on their entry-level bodies.  What you may not know is exactly how to use this feature to your advantage or what it even does.  Read on for the skinny on stabilization. Both Canon and Nikon use stabilization in some of their lenses.  Canon calls it “IS” (Image Stabilization) while Nikon calls it “VR” (vibration reduction).  Third-party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma also have lenses that have stabilization and use…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016

    Carlos Echenique
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:48 pm
    US company Konost has secured funding to develop an all new digital rangefinder camera that sports the Leica M-mount. The Konost FF will be even more minimalist than the Leica M8 yet sports a hybrid optical VF + electronic focusing system that is mechanically coupled to M-mount lenses. Sounds like what Leica should have done with [...] The post Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Ricoh Hints at Full Frame DSLR Prototype at CP+

    Carlos Echenique
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:22 pm
    February 4, 2015 – RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. is pleased to announce the exhibition of a reference product – a digital SLR camera currently under development. The product will be displayed at “CP+” one of the largest and most comprehensive camera and imaging shows in Asia, from February 12-15, 2015 at the PACIFICO Yokohama Convention [...] The post Ricoh Hints at Full Frame DSLR Prototype at CP+ appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad Appoints New CEO

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

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

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

  • See Here: 3/27/2015

    Sobersk
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See Here2015 Women's History MonthCities/Places
  • Link Love: 3/27/2015

    todam
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The public has voted - Congratulations Mayni and Muniri, the newly named Andrean bear cubs at the National Zoo! [via NZP A salute to an extraordinary archivist, Sara Dunlap Jackson of the National Archives and Records Administration. [via Prologue: Pieces of History, NARA] For your reading pleasure - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is offering 422 of its publications free to download. [via OpenCulture For your consideration - A look at the mostly superficial media portrayals of women scientists. [via Scientific American Happy 100th! The Flickr Commons welcomed its 100th member institution…
  • Mary Vaux Walcott’s Wild Flowers

    hensonp
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
     With a hint of spring finally in the air, my thoughts turn to the sights, sounds and smells of trees in bloom and birds nesting. I look forward to a beautiful day in May when I can walk through a nearby nature preserve and see delicate blossoms hiding among the leaf litter.  These wild flowers have not been bred to last in a vase; they appear and disappear quickly, attracting insect pollinators and fading away when that task is done.  What does it take to paint a wild flower that blooms for a single day in a deep forest?  For Mary Morris Vaux (1860-1940), a young Quaker woman who…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Mary E. Rice

    kapsalise
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Smithsonian HistoryBlog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceScience History
  • Science Service, Up Close: "Stealth Authors" and An Appreciation of Honesty

    lafollettem
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Science Service's first director  E. E. Slosson ardently supported the rights of women, in the home and workplace, as well as at the ballot box. Slosson's egalitarian attitudes and reputation for frankness were so well known that even leaders in the woman's movement sought his advice. Emma P. Huth, director of the Bureau of Vocational Information, for example, told Slosson that the Bureau's report Women and Chemistry must convey "no more optimism with reference to women in the field than the facts support." "Is there or will there be place for more" women in chemistry, she asked, and "do the…
 
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Motion Capture and Tethered Capture – Episode 91

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    RC talks about flash usage for capturing motion shots, then does a tip on capturing images while tethered to Lightroom. He also talks about using develop with previous settings while tethered. This week's Photographer's Website to Watch is Carlos Turienzo. Website to watch: 500px.com/darkrigel Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Super-Wide Lens Pano Stitch and Metadata Tags – Episode 90

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    RC has a tip on the use of super-wide lenses to stitch extreme panos. He then shows viewers how to finish those panos with puppet warp and content fill. RC's second tip is on adding metadata tags through iPhone images. Website to watch: Strobist.com Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Mylio

    Aaron Westgate
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Pete welcomes Celebrity and Portrait photographer Matthew Jordan Smith onto the set of Photography Tips & Tricks to give us a short demo of a great way to organize your photos using Mylio. He explains to the viewers what Mylio is and the benefits of Mylio. He then does a short demo on syncing Mylio to your multiple devices. All of Your Photos. All of Your Devices. Always Protected. Say hello to Mylio: the next generation photo management system. For more information, visit Mylio.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Matthew Jordan Smith – Episode 89

    Aaron Westgate
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 am
    Pete host this episode of PTNT and has special guest Matthew Jordan Smith on the show. Mathew's talks about his new photography book that is out on photographing future american presidents. He explain his gear and light set up for achieving these pictures and shows behind scenes images in on how he did his setups. He uses a cool new photo organizing program called Mylio to show his images. Pete has a tip on composition and recognizable objects. Website to watch: Points In A Frame Links Mentioned in the Show Mylio Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Uprezing Photos White Balance Trick and Light Build Up – Episode 88

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    RC kicks off the show by answering some viewer mail on uprezing a photo in Photoshop for a large print. Scott joins RC in the show and shares a tip on getting accurate white balance in the camera. RC concludes the show by showing examples of light build up. Website to watch: Lightroom Killer Tips Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal Lenstag This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 12 Great Photographs By Huntington Witherill

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of photographs by Huntington Witherill. Find out more about Huntington Witherill.  
  • Two Exhibits / Two Lectures – Generations & Process

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Thursday March 26 at 6 pm I’ll present a Canon sponsored lecture at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke, Virginia. I’ll discuss the creative process from many angles in a set of interrelated short lectures, sharing my thoughts on photography, telling the stories behind some of my classic images, and demonstrating the techniques I use. The concurrent exhibits Generations (father / son) and Process will be on display until March 28th. Find details and directions here.
  • 12 Great Photographs By John Paul Caponigro

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of my photographs. Read a collection of my quotes. Read an interview with me. View documentaries with me. View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Paul Caponigro

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of my father’s photographs. Read a collection of quotes by Paul Caponigro. Read an interview with Paul Caponigro. View a documentary on Paul Caponigro. Explore 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers.
  • Alumni Olaf Willoughby – Collaboration Workshop

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    “Actors on a Stage” It was a lightbulb moment. The ship chugged and crunched its way through pack ice. The excited babble of the photographers fell to an awestruck silence as we passed one of Antarctica’s most inspiring sights, an iceberg the size of an apartment block with a deep crystal blue interior. I was shooting from the prow. I turned to look back along the deck and saw about 50 photographers, all shooting from the port side. But one – John Paul Caponigro – had moved to the upper deck and was shooting wave crests on the opposite side of the boat. Why? Later he…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Callaway Cherries

    Moose
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Another location at Callaway Gardens we shot at was at […] The post Callaway Cherries appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Canon G7 X field test: Finally, a worthy competitor to the Sony RX100 III

    David Cardinal
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    Sony brought the premium compact camera segment back to life with its 1-inch sensor RX100, but its rivals haven't left it have free run of the market. Panasonic's Lumix LX100 has become a worthy competitor, although its larger size and greater weight make it a less attractive alternative than Sony's latest version, the RX100 III. Now Canon has come out with a model that combines the popular interface from its "S-series" point and shoots with a few more manual controls and a 1-inch, 20MP sensor, to create the Canon G7 X. It has the best overall image quality ratings of…
  • Sony moves to address mirrorless lens shortage with four new models: 24-240 leads the way

    David Cardinal
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    One by one Sony and other mirrorless camera manufacturers have broken down the barriers to dumping a heavy DSLR and going lighter. Faster Autofocus and amazingly-good Electronic Viewfinders have been key in this effort. Just about the only remaining stumbling block for those used to the large array of lens options provided by Nikon and Canon is the limited selection of lenses for mirrorless models. Sony has quite a variety of lenses, but they come in several different mounts, and many of the best require an adapter for use on their newest mirrorless models like the excellent new Sony A7 II.
  • Nikon unleashes D7200 chock-full of features from full-frame, but will it finally satisfy as a D400?

    David Cardinal
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    For Nikon shooters looking to purchase or upgrade a DX-format DSLR (e.g. APS-C, or “crop” sensor), the new Nikon D7200 has plenty to offer. The camera features the powerful 51-point Multi-CAM 3500 II Autofocus module first introduced in the full-frame Nikon D750. The upgraded EXPEED 4 processor also allows for 6 fps shooting, and 100-shot JPEG bursts. NFC makes pairing the camera with a mobile device over WiFi a cinch (a welcome change from pecking at small screens!). Other nice upgrades include… read more
  • Using presets to establish and enhance your photographic style

    David Cardinal
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    Whether you are an “art” photographer or not, your work may well have a style of its own, defined by how you shoot and how you process images. Or your editors or clients might want a particular look or style in the images you submit to them. read more
  • What size camera is right for you?

    David Cardinal
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    It is a truism in photography that the best camera is the one you have with you. In that spirit, whenever I’m asked for advice on what new camera someone should buy, I try to figure out not just their budget and needs, but how much camera they’re really likely to be willing to carry around. For many, it isn’t obvious what they gain by “trading-up” to a larger, heavier, and more-expensive model. While it is always dangerous to generalize, there are certain rules of thumb about the pros and cons of various types of current-model digital cameras. We’ll help…
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    The DAM Book

  • Sustainable Photography in a Disintermediated Era

    Peter Krogh
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Here’s a little more about our panel presentation on Saturday at SXSW. This is an extension of conversations I’ve been having with my three other panelists for years. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there The Panel Mikkel Aaland is our moderator. I’ve known Mikkel for about 15 years, and we’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of projects together. We’ve both been involved with Adobe and ASMP since the last century.  I was part of the Lightroom Adventure book projects in Iceland and Tasmania that Mikkel created, and Mikkel invited me to the Nordic…
  • SXSW This Week!

    Peter Krogh
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s that time of year again: the annual convergence of tech, content, entertainment, music, film and general weirdness that is South by Southwest, or SXSW. I’ve been going for the last two years, and I find that it’s the most mind-expanding event I attend. This year, I had the pleasure of working with the festival to curate some of the programming. I’ve been working with David Fox, the festival’s archivist to make a day of photography, content and distribution. We’ve got a really interesting day, exploring some of these issues in a multi-faceted way.
  • Cyber Monday 25% off DAM Useful Publications

    Peter Krogh
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    We’re offering our largest ever holiday discount here at DAM Useful. Our Cyber Week deal gets you 25% off all books published by DAM Useful. Order before Dec 7. Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery  $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD $39.95 Sale $29.93 Book and DVD Combo $59.95 Sale $44.96 Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery   $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD  $39.95 Sale $29.93 The DAM Book 2 Electronic Delivery   $19.95  Sale $14.96 Open Roads Open Minds by Steve Uzzell Electronic Delivery  $12.95  Sale $9.71 Book and DVD…
  • DAM Book 3.0 Status

    Peter Krogh
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    We’ve had a number of requests for a status report on The DAM Book 3.0 . Our original intention was to publish the book in electronic form by the end of July. Unfortunately, as they say, life gets in the way. Photo of Dot Krogh by Paul Krogh. People who follow me on Facebook know that my mother died suddenly in May. Since that time, I’ve had to turn my attention to family matters. I’ve had to put a number of projects temporarily on hold to concentrate on planning, details and simply spending time with my family. Those who have gone through this know what I’m…
  • Lightroom *never* fully expires

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

  • Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Julene Bair’s new novel, The Ogallala Road, features an image from Glasshouse stock contributor Elisabet Zeilon.  Filed under: Stock Division Tagged: Elisabet Zeilon, Julene Bair, photography, publishing, stock photography, The Ogallala Road
  • New Work by Kang Kim

    Jamie Zimmermann
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
      Photographer: Kang Kim For more information about Kang or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: blue, butterfly, diamond ring, diamonds, editorial, Fashion, Fashion Photography, jewlery, Kang Kim, lightning, necklace, photography, ring, rings, Spring, Spring Fashion, storm, water
  • Robert Herman Talks About His Latest Project

    glasshouseimages
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Check out the latest work of Glasshouse Images stock contributor and street photographer Robert Herman. He’ll speak at a book signing on Wednesday March 11, from 6-8 PM at the Kinokuniya Book Store,1073 Avenue of the Americas (Between 40th & 41st St) New York City. On view: March 11- April 10, 2015.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Christina Gandolfo photographs Leonard Dick

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Christina Gandolfo recently ventured out to the Culver Studios writers room to photograph the Emmy winning Leonard Dick. Leonard is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the story is featured in the March issue of HBS Alumni Bulletin.     For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: christina, christina gandolfo, emmy, emmy winner, gandolfo, Harvard, Harvard alumni, Harvard…
  • You Are All Invited!

    glasshouseimages
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    Tonight, we’ll be sponsoring a very special event on behalf of Cycle for Survival. Please join us at Bongo in the West Village for cocktails, food, live music, win amazing raffle prizes and more importantly, help us raise money for research and clinical trials to fight rare forms of cancer. Suggested donation of $25 and every dollar raised will be matched, and all funds go directly into global lifesaving research at Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital. All of us have been touched by cancer in some way, and we all know how devastating this disease can be. Help us imagine a world where it can…
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • AIR SFO is Live & the AIR Book is now available for pre-sale

    Vincent Laforet
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Project Air – San Francisco BTS February 2015 from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. I’m proud to announce the publication of the third city of the “AIR” Series:  San Francisco on Storehouse. This has been one of the purest and most exciting projects of my career – this definitely feels like a once in a lifetime experience to me. We are currently in the middle of scheduling a series of shoots in Europe in May thanks to support from G-Technology, and you can expect as series of meetups and events in cities such as Paris, London, Barcelona and a few more – to be…
  • New UGG Treadlite Spot

    Vincent Laforet
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    UGG Treadlite from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. So if you wondered what all of the Freefly MōVI gear stuff was about back in December of last year was about … here is is:   it was for a spot that I directed for UGG for M&C Saatchi LA with a very talented young Director of Photography Matt Wise – the spot was released today. This was an extremely refereshing shoot for me, as we were allowed to roam the streets of Los Angeles and to truly “chase the light” given that the shoes are of course “CGI” elements added in post (or Computer Graphics elements)…
  • Getty Images in Dire Straits?

    Vincent Laforet
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 pm
    I haven’t been able to verify this independently, but there was a recent article in Bloomberg along the same lines that forebodes very tough times ahead for Getty Images – if not its demise. If this is true, this is major news for the photo industry and speaks to an increasingly difficult business landscape for the stock business and the photography market in general. Some will celebrate the demise of a company that has arguably done harm to the photo industry in one way or another, but I personally have many close friends who are some of the very best photographers, editors…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 270 - John Free

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    John Free is a social documentary/street photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His photographic essays have ranged from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to Paris street life.  John has been inspiring to photographers of all ages of all skill levels for many years through teaching sold-out classes and workshops on street photography in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Part stand-up and part evangelist, he speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers.  He is also involved with several non-profit organizations teaching inner-city kids the…
  • TCF Ep. 269 - Andrew Tomasino

    15 Mar 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Andrew Tomasino is a portrait and street photographer who often crosses the lines between both bodies of work, creating interesting narratives within the world he sees. His ongoing personal project, "Queen City", which peels back the curtain of Drag Performers in his home town, was recently featured at the Art Directors Club in New York City.  Resources: http://andrewtomasino.com   http://andrewtomasino.com/blog/   http://www.brinsonbanks.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com
  • TCF Ep. 268 - Acuity Press (Everard Williams & Dennis Keeley)

    9 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Acuity Press creates exceptionally curated, print on demand, fine-art books, that illuminate the work of both established and talented emerging artists. Through our exquisitely made books, collectors, museums and galleries gain access to undiscovered and under represented talent.  They are dedicated to the creation of an elegant, refined and self-directed discovery of new art, that will celebrate the singular vision of the artist and cater to the most discerning of collectors.  Acuity Press was founded by photographers and educators Everard Williams and Dennis Keeley.  Resources:  …
  • TCF Ep. 267 - Joe Aguirre

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    Joe Aguirre is a San Francisco based photographer currently spending his time focused on personal documentary and lyrical narrative projects. Joe lives among his subjects; he uses the street aesthetic to create candid, nude, and conceptual portraiture.  Dividing his time between art and street photography, Joe is searching for a way to communicate his work to the world in a singular presentation.   Resources:   http://www.joeaguirrephotography.com   http://thoughtlesshero.com   http://thebenmolina.tumblr.com   Subscribe to The Candid Frame mailing list to receive your free copy of the…
  • TCF Ep. 266 - Natalia Martinez & Bill Parsons

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Bill Parsons and Natalia Martinez are the team behind Northern California-based Photo Lab Pet Photography and Design Lab Creative Studio (soon to be merged into The Labs & Co.). With a shared passion for animals, their work centers around photographing them in a natural environment and letting their individuality shine. They work with commercial and private clients and volunteer services to shelters and rescue organizations as proud members of HeARTs Speak. They are honored to be favorites of a variety of companies, organizations and publications including Bark Magazine.  They live in…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • March/April of Colorado Life

    Derrald
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Colorado Life – March/April 2015 I apologize for my lack of posts. As is the case with this time of year, I’ve been busy finishing up business items from last year and preparing files for clients for this year. Additionally, I just got back from a short trip to Seattle. Although it was not predominately a photography-related trip, I couldn’t help but take my camera and a few shots. I’ll be posting a few of those next week. In the meantime, today I’m posting the cover of the current issue of Colorado Life. This is an image I took a few years ago in the Sand Dunes…
  • Photo Friday: Cold Water Flowing

    Derrald
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Cold Water Flowing On February 1st eastern Nebraska received measurable snow, something that hasn’t happened very frequently in the last couple of years. Not only was it a good amount, but it was also wet and sticky snow that clung to everything. I ventured out before the wind could blow the snow off the branches and hiked into a winter wonderland at Platte River State Park. I followed the creek for a ways and found a few areas where the water flowed past the snow and ice. I got low to the ground to show the little cascade and used a wide angle to show all the great snow clinging to the…
  • Photo Friday: Quiet Approach

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

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

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

  • Seagate launches new storage solutions

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Seagate has released six new storage solutions designed primarily for consumer and small business usage, with four carrying the Seagate brand and two new drives from Seagate’s premium brand, LaCie.
  • Head On Hub at Sydney Town Hall

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Head On will take over the Lower Sydney Town Hall from 1-10 May for a series of exhibitions and workshops associated with the annual Head On Festival.
  • Photostart opens at ACP this week

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Photostart, a pop-up exhibition presenting the work of students from Term 4 2014, opens at the Australian Centre for Photography on Thursday 26 March at 6:00 pm.
  • Impossible B

    22 Mar 2015 | 4:14 pm
    The Impossible Group has announced the launch of its B
  • Adobe updates Camera Raw and DNG Converter to V. 8.8

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Adobe has released Camera Raw 8.8 for Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC, along with version 8.8 of its DNG Converter for Windows and Mac.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Book Preview: Insights from the Creative Path

    RR Jr
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    I’m happy to announce that my new book “Insights from the Creative Path: Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision” will be launching on April 7th. It’ll be available in multiple formats and hopefully as a hard copy in the near future. I’m really excited about this book and how it can help you become a better photographer and creative artist. A book is useless unless you act on the ideas presented, so I want to offer a few extra’s for those who join my newsletter. From now until launch on April 7th, join the pre-launch list and get: an invitation to a Q+A webinar in April…
  • How to Feed Your Creative Energy

    RR Jr
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:47 am
    I haven’t made an image in over seven weeks. Sure I’ve taken many photos of my family, snapshots of friends, funny moments, product images for my business and other similar photos. But these are not the pictures I’m talking about. I mean pictures that may become a part of my portfolio, where I try and share my artistic vision. I used to worry that a lack of inspiration or motivation was some sort of sign that my “creative well” had dried up so to speak. We’re told in society that productivity is the most important aspect of meaningful work, and that lack of productivity is a bad…
  • Learning From the Masters: Michael Kenna

    RR Jr
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    “Learning from the Masters” is a regular series where I share useful lessons and wisdom we can learn from others, regardless of their medium. The important thing for me is how we can apply these lessons to photography, and to our lives as creative individuals. I’ve written many times about the importance of defining why you photograph, what you’d like to say with the images you make, regardless of whether you achieve that or not. It focuses your attention and limits the distractions. You’re able to identify what speaks to you better. If there’s one photographer in the past 20…
  • Watching vs Waiting

    RR Jr
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    I want to clarify something I wrote recently in one of my Photo Journal posts where I share my workflow from capture to print. After careful consideration, I realized I misinterpreted an important point that for me is at the heart of nature photography. In the post, I talked about visiting a location and looking for potential images, but not really finding anything compelling at first. But there was something visually appealing, something that I couldn’t identify but was captivating nonetheless. You know the feeling I’m sure, when you can’t quite describe it, but you know it inside.
  • Photo Journal: Branches of Trees, Hudson River – Capture to Print

    RR Jr
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Capture “There is always something to photograph; the question is what?” That’s something I used to tell myself every time I went out into the field with my camera. I believed that if I thought positively about each and every situation, it would help me to see better. After all, vision is as much about what is inside our minds as is  what is outside. And it was helpful to the extent that it made me much more aware of the environment, the light, the details. But I realized over time that it also created a different problem, one of expectations, or what eastern philosophers…
 
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Altered Photographs

    David Saxe
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    The photograph above is a fake! What I mean is that the fog effect has been added after the fact in Photoshop to make it look like something that has never really happened. The truth is that it was a sunny day in Lisbon, I took the shot, it was boring because nothing was really going […]
  • Lost Stories

    David Saxe
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    I have always considered myself to be a documentary photographer but I never really thought of myself as a journalist. The reason is that I probably would not have been very successful at it because I have frequently experienced looking for one story and ending up with another. In journalism, I think that is considered failure however having never […]
  • Manipulated Photographs

    David Saxe
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
    Every now and then, I Google myself to see what comes up. There are always surprises. A few days ago, I stumbled on a site that referenced an article I had written years ago regarding the difference between photographs that are taken, and those that are made. What I had said was there is a […]
  • A World Without Photographs

    David Saxe
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    A few years ago I wandered into this bar in Beatty Nevada one sunny morning and ordered a beer. The lady at the bar served me and then mentioned that they were in the middle of a “ladies group” meeting, but I was welcome to hang around. I did, and asked if they would mind […]
  • Fuck photography—temporarily

    David Saxe
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    I haven’t been to busy lately. For the past 3 months I have been sort of inactive as a photographer. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it “creative block” because I don’t really believe in it. It’s just that I am busy with other things (moving in to a new house) and thought […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • CF vs. SD Cards: Which is faster? You’ll be surprised.

    nine-volt
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Our founder, Dana Neibert, just returned from a commercial shoot in which he ran into a problem that he normally doesn’t encounter. Usually, he shoots tethered which for the most part is instantaneous feedback as each image pops up on the screen as he shoots. But last week he shot a job where he was shooting to the CF memory card and shooting about 32GB every 15 minutes at which time each 32GB CF card had to be ingested into a computer so everyone could do a quick review. But waiting for 32GB of images to import while precious daylight was changing was not ideal. He was using the…
  • Put your DigiCase or Pelican case on any stand or tripod

    nine-volt
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    The DigiCaseMount will allow you to mount your DigiCase, Pelican 1510 or Pelican 1490 case to just about any stand or tripod. The DigiCaseMount is made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum which is both lightweight and extremely strong. The DigiCaseMount is secured to your case with 8 bolts to ensures a tight and secure fit. The wide footprint of the DigiCaseMount along with the 8 securing bolts gives a sturdy and strong base for your case to eliminate slop and flexing. Check it out here.  
  • DigiCameraPlate: Never lose connection again.

    nine-volt
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The DigiCameraPlate attaches to the bottom of your DSLR and uses a friction system to keep tether cables from pulling out the dainty connectors that most tether cables are equipped with. The friction system is so effective, you can actually carry the camera around by the tether cable. Our founder is a working commercial photographer and regularly lowers ten pound cameras to his assistants from atop ladders, cherry pickers, etc. (they don’t like it—it makes them nervous). Check out the DigiCameraPlate here.
  • Drones: Five things you should know or use

    nine-volt
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Drones are becoming more and more accessible and affordable. You can go anywhere from a very expensive Freefly Cinestar Octocopter to a very affordable DJI Phantom 2. What most people don’t realize is that now that you are airborne you are an aircraft and are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that a pilot flying a Boeing 787 is. To keep yourself on the right side of the law, a few tips from the APA and aerial photographer Cameron Davidson can be found here.
  • How to Avoid USB Tether Disconnects and Other Fantastic Problems

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

  • Chicago Loft Wedding | Katie & Charlie

    mindy
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago Loft Wedding | Katie & Charlie xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Centered Chef Photography: Michele and Andy   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and…
  • Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy

    mindy
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Adler Planetarium Engagement Session | Mindy & Roy
  • Carnivale Weddings| Kim & Marco

    mindy
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Carnivale Weddings| Kim & Marco xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Carnivale…
  • Prairie Production Weddings | Ashley & Elliot

    mindy
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Prairie Production Weddings | Ashley & Elliot xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest   Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: Prairie Production Photography: Michele and Andy Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo Flowers: Alexandra Jusino of Exquisite Designs Caterer: Food For Thought Band: High Society…
  • The Allerton Hotel Weddings | Claire & Robert

    mindy
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - The Allerton Hotel Weddings | Claire & Robert xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Allerton Hotel Photography: Michele and Andy Designer of Wedding Gown: Rosa Clara Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo Bridesmaids Gown: Monique Lhuillier Hair & Make-Up Artist: Bridal…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #29

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    This week's theme: STORE MANNEQUINS I find mannequins to be wonderful objects to juxtapose in photographs. They give a surrealistic touch to what would otherwise be everyday scenes. Here are some examples.  (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Wrong Way" "Live Mannequin"   "Closed"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #28

    21 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: COMMUTER BLUES Commuting by public transportation in Metro-Manila has its own distinct flavor. Aside from the locally customized vehicles you will only find in this country, like the Jeepney and the Tricycle, we also have the normal ones like taxis, buses and trains. But no matter what type of vehicle you prefer, we do not necessarily follow strict passenger capacity or
  • The "Girl With A Pink Pony"

    16 Mar 2015 | 1:11 am
    I would like to apologize for being remiss on blogging for the last few weeks. I've had back to back deadlines and I've also been busy with my kids. In this part of the world, summer comes in March and both my kids had their end of the year tests in the last two weeks. Anne and I make it a point to tutor them personally, particularly our younger child. So between the test reviews and the
  • My 2015 Oscar Predictions

    21 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
      Over the past several years, I have sporadically posted my pre-Oscar picks particularly when I believe that the year had a good selection of films in competition.   This year was an exceptional year for the movies, maybe because only the best non-blockbuster scripts gets funding beyond the slew of franchised animation, remakes, sequels, prequels, bestseller and comic book adaptations that
  • Photo Mural Commission - Part 3

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    "Trinity" an original photo-triptych by Atom Magadia "To see a World in a grain of sand and Heaven in a wild FLOWER Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour..." William Blake   "There is Nothing you can see that is not a FLOWER..." Matsuo Basho   "No more words In the Name of this Place we drink in with our breathing Stay quiet like a FLOWER so the
 
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Capture One Pro Ver 8 from Phase One - A Brief Review

    HighlanderImages
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:17 am
    IntroductionWith the decision by Apple to cease the development of Aperture and the early reviews of the "replacement" Photos app not being very positive (in terms of not being a true pro users tool and in no way a replacement for Aperture) I decided to take a closer look at Capture One Pro from Phase One. I had dabbled last year with an evaluation copy of Lightroom but was not overly impressed with the application. It was not that intuitive and felt clumsy in comparison to Aperture. Further more its embedded integration with the rest of the Adobe suite and the subscription issue did not…
  • Photos

    HighlanderImages
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    Have just downloaded the beta release of OS X 10.10.3 with the new Photos app and benchmarking this on my MacBookPro. I pulled in a very small Aperture library which was residing on my MacBookPro which seemed to go ok although the app was working overtime doing something as it processed the images (not sure what as there is not an activity window like you get in Aperture).Photos appears to be fairly rudimentary although eventually after a bit of tweaking and browsing I found the histogram window, levels control, white balance adjustment and definition, noise reduction and vignette…
  • i-Mac 27" Retina 5K vs MacPro - A Performance Analysis

    HighlanderImages
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I recently bought a new i-Mac 27" with the Retina 5K screen to replace my 6+ year old MacPro which although still going very well I thought it was time for an upgrade. The new i-Mac 27" 5K model appealed to me as a photographer as the screen resolution would be very valuable when editing and post-processing large RAW images.I was interested to benchmark the performance of the new i-Mac against my MacPro and was very pleasantly surprised by the results.Machine SpecificationsThe specifications of the two machines were as follows:MacPro (Early 2008)CPU : 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel XeonMemory :…
  • Butchart Gardens - Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

    HighlanderImages
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.In 1904, they…
  • 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…
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Common Rose

    Krishna Mohan
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    All these photographs of Common Rose were captured at Sammilan Shetty’s Butterfly Park at Belvai where I did field test of Canon EOS 7D mark II using Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. During... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Intermediate Egret

    Krishna Mohan
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    Along with the Black-headed Ibis which was featured in my earlier blog, I also found the Intermediate Egret which was hunting the same marsh a little far away. As the bank of the marsh was very steep... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Plexippus Jumping Spider with a Cricket

    Krishna Mohan
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    This female Plexippus cf. petersi jumping spider was in my courtyard preying on a cricket. As I scrammed to get my camera, the spider was trying to find a safe place for its lunch among the crevices... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Miyar Kambala 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    Kambala is folk sports that is unique to Udupi & Mangalore districts of Karnataka. It is held throughout the day with different pairs of buffaloes running in a muddy water managed by a chaser.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • USC Engagement Session

    photoblogger
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Tweet USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas This USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas is utterly beautiful. You see, Christine is an alma mater so she knew she wanted this place for her engagement. They’re such an adorable couple. I love it when a couple has a sense of humor and fun to work with too! Gorgeous couple.  This was my first time doing a USC Engagement Session. I have a feeling I’ll be back here again for another. The post USC Engagement Session appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Snow on Mount Baldy

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

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

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

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

  • Working Yosemite

    Ross Murphy
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
     Falling Fire5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger ImageEl Capitan from Pohono trail5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger Image The Merced and Cathedral RocksLarger Image I have been to Yosemite 4 times over the last year and have not come away with anything I really like, I hate to get skunked on these trips, but I still get to enjoy the hiking and making friends with other outdoor types. I will keep hitting Yosemite until I've cracked it. Tunnel View5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L IILarger ImageSome times it takes persistence,  but patience comes in…
  • Location Shooting

    Ross Murphy
    15 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    I am constantly looking for places to shoot, sometimes the light may not be great and sometimes it works out. The more I shoot a specific location the more I learn about the light and how it affects the landscape around me. This was my third trip to the Golden Gate and each time I have discovered a new angle or a preferred location, I haven't yet nailed the Gate, but with my scouting of locations, I soon will. RossImages In Light
  • More on the 5DSR

    Ross Murphy
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    From Canon AsiaConceptual Diagram of Low-Pass Filter Effect CancellationOn the EOS 5DS R, the image of the subject is first separated in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 1, after which the separated images are merged again at Low-pass Filter 2. In the case of the EOS 5DS, the subject image is separated in the horizontal direction by Low-pass Filter 1, and in the vertical direction by Low-pass Filter 2.A newly-developed full-frame CMOS sensor is employed on both models, but they vary significantly in the structure of the low-pass filter that is located immediately in front of the…
  • Time Lapse

    Ross Murphy
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
     Interesting artical on time lapse with the Canon 7D Mk II from CPN and George Lepp Winter Clouds Over the Oregon Cascades 2 from George Lepp on Vimeo.RossImages In Light
  • Hand Held Landscapes

    Ross Murphy
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 secOak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca. Larger ImageHand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Dog Days at the Salon

    Rich Legg
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:16 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8IS lens – 1/30 second, f/2.8, ISO 200
  • Eternity

    Rich Legg
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/60 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Soba

    Rich Legg
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/7.1, ISO 100
  • Tokyo Rainbow Bridge

    Rich Legg
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – .5 seconds, f/4, ISO 800
  • Overnight Construction

    Rich Legg
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 6.5 seconds, f/16, ISO 200
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Beauty of a Loch (one among many) in the Scottish Highlands

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    The terrain of the Scottish Highlands is wonderful when you are driving on the highway that runs through different sections of it. The presence of Lochs, of hills, of taller sections of hills that have rock (but not much of ice) and abundant greenery makes for an interesting drive through the region. When driving in the region, suddenly you will come across a Loch where there is no real mark of civilization;  where you can see the natural beauty of the area. Our journey started by driving out from Edinburgh, and within a few hours, we came across the first Loch. The road had a side…
  • 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,…
 
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    David Sanger Photography

  • Leafstones

    david sanger
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    After a 4-mile hike up a dry forested trail, and another half hour of bushwhacking, I finally reached the obscure summit of peak 1380 on Inverness Ridge in Point Reyes National Seashore. There was no view at all, just trees, bushes and overgrown vegetation. On the way down however I crossed a stream (still running despite the drought) and found a lovely presentation of leaves and stones in a shaded dell. The post Leafstones appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Bagging peaks a step at a time

    david sanger
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    “Last summer, Albany resident David Sanger decided he wanted to find a new challenge — one that would combine his love of the outdoors, his joy upon discovering new places, his hiking and climbing skills and his talents as a photographer. He found it on the many peaks in the Bay Area, climbing as many as he can, as often as he can…….” Writer Susan Alcorn covered my Peaks Project in a story for the The Bay Are News Group newspapers last Sunday. The story also included images from a photo shoot by Oakland Tribune photographer Ray Chavez covering me working the…
  • Griswold Hills

    david sanger
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Yet another fogbound peak, this time out in Griswold Hills in the eastern foothills of the Diablo Range. After a long climb up a steep rocky path shrouded in mist we emerged into the light….. on Facebook The post Griswold Hills appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Okell HIll

    david sanger
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Just outside the vineyard where my son lives with his wife and two kids is Okell Hill, a tall oak-covered grassy hill overlooking the vineyards of Wooden Valley near Fairfield. I have often wanted to climb it, so when we got the opportunity we all hiked up to the top in the late afternoon light. Little Samantha (2 1/2) ran ahead while William (9 months) rode in the backpack. The summit did not disappoint, with clear views as far as San Francisco Bay, and bright backlight on these California Oaks. On Facebook The post Okell HIll appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Black Diamond Mines

    david sanger
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:08 pm
    This was from Day 90 of the consecutive peaks string. When I started this adventure I had no ideas I’d still be going strong after 90 consecutive days climbing peaks hills summits and high points in California. This hike was a return trip to Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in the East Bay to a small, unnamed peak called 919 above an old abandoned mine called Star Mine. It was a steep short scramble through brush and up grassy slopes once I left the trail, and then suddenly the top, with a late afternoon view north across the valley. On the way back I saw a lone coyote crossing the…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • 7D II ISO 1600. Part III: Staring Osprey

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What’s Up? Swim shortened by lightning…. Core exercises and ice bath today. And lots more healthy eating (for a change). Lots more Final Four games. I enjoyed another great night’s sleep with just one pit stop. This blog post took about 2 1/2 hours to prepare and was published from my home at ILE, FL [...]
  • King as Dirt Bird, Dirt Bird as King/70-200mm f/2.8L IS II+1.4XIII TC + 7D II

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    What’s Up? Another nice swim and an ice bath today. And lots more healthy eating (for a change). Amazingly, I slept eight 1/2 hours on Wednesday night with just one pit stop. This blog post took about 2 1/2 hours to prepare and was published from my home at ILE, FL early on Friday morning. [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
  • Unveiling New Lattice Features That Will Drive More Traffic

    Deborah Block
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Have you checked out Lattice yet? Lattice is our new image discovery platform to help get your work in front of new audiences. Join the community by curating boards – collections of PhotoShelter images around a specific topic or theme – to tell your own stories. The boards we’re seeing on Lattice so far are looking fantastic, everything from African Elephants, to Lisbon, to Lightning Photography. They really all do an awesome job featuring beautiful photography from across the PhotoShelter community. We’re truly wowed. We’ve been hard at work to enhance the curator…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Visualize Spots

    David
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    This is a bit of a quickie, but I only just learned it myself. It’s two tips in one. If you don’t already know, there’s a way to visualize the dust spots on your image when using the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom. Not surprisingly, it’s called Visualize Spots and you can click the little box in the lower left to toggle it on and off. That’s Tip #1. The view you get once toggled is the bottom image above (click either image to make them larger). Makes it much easier to see what you’ve missed. However, it drives me mad to have to move the mouse from what…
  • Forget Practice

    David
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Boat under Snow. Hokkaido, Japan. 2015. Yesterday I linked my social media accounts out to an old blog post – Toward Mastery. One of the replies I got was refreshingly honest: I’ve hit a brick wall, and no amount of practicing is working. Twitter isn’t the kind of place to reply meaningfully to that kind of candor, so if you’ll indulge me, I’ll do it here. I know there are a lot of you out there that need to hear it. I’ve met you. Talked to you. I’ve been you, and most days, I’m still you. First of all, you’re wrong on the most basic level, because I’ve…
  • Saw & Mitre Giveaway

    David
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Most of you know how important I think it is to print your work, to hold it, to live with it, and to give it away. Part of that is framing your photographs and giving them the place of attention and honour your craft and vision deserve. I have a lot of frames, but hands-down the nicest ones, made with the same kind of care with which I make my photographs, have come from Saw & Mitre. I love what they do, who they are, and what they’re about. So when they asked me if they could give away a couple of my prints in their frames, I jumped on it. I have two prints to give away – one…
  • Northern Kenya: A Case Study

    David
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Two weeks ago I returned from assignment work in northern Kenya. You’ve seen some of the work already. It’s by far my favourite work, done for my favourite organization – the Boma Project. In fact I like them so much that after my first assignment with them I became a donor, and committed to making my services part of that donation. Today I’m giving you a chance to participate in that with me, and to be among the first to see my fuller body of work. It won’t surprise you to learn I’ve put together an 80-page eBook with over 40 images from this recent trip, and in that…
  • Hungry?

    David
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    “When your hands are full of thorns but you can’t quit groping for the rose…” ~Bruce Cockburn. I feel myself getting hungry. Or perhaps I’m always hungry but only now recognizing that gnawing feeling for what it is. I get that way when I come out of a time of gorging myself creatively, as I have recently in Kenya. I come back to the emails and Facebook and blogging, and client needs, and eBooks, and the camera sits. The hunger is to create new work, work that opens me to new experiences, and gives me the deep soul-satisfaction of having created something, told a story, touched…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
  • Unveiling New Lattice Features That Will Drive More Traffic

    Deborah Block
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Have you checked out Lattice yet? Lattice is our new image discovery platform to help get your work in front of new audiences. Join the community by curating boards – collections of PhotoShelter images around a specific topic or theme – to tell your own stories. The boards we’re seeing on Lattice so far are looking fantastic, everything from African Elephants, to Lisbon, to Lightning Photography. They really all do an awesome job featuring beautiful photography from across the PhotoShelter community. We’re truly wowed. We’ve been hard at work to enhance the curator…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Lands

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of five people or fewer conducting commercial filming on public lands and waterways. In addition to the permit, the film crew must notify the applicable management agency for the federal land at least 48 hours before entering the area. The head of that agency may deny access to a film crew if, in addition to other reasons, “the filming includes the use of…
  • Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law

    Carolyn E. Wright
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    While often similar, copyright law in the United States is a bit different than that in other countries. As a follow up to the blog entry on the “Comparison of U.S. and Canada Copyright Law,” Peter Knight, a partner and attorney with the firm of Banki Haddock Fiora and author of Copyright – The Laws of Australia, helped to prepare the Australian part of chart below:   Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Comparison of U.S. and Australia Copyright Law! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick…
  • Jury Awards Photographer $200K for Infringements

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    New York awarded photographer, Lyle Owerko, $200K in less than an hour of deliberation for infringing two photographs that the defendants copied from the Internet, not realizing that they were protected by copyright. The jury found the infringements to be willful, according to the jury’s verdict form. More background on the case here:  http://biedermanblog.com/music/boom-artist-boxes-record-label-for-infringment/ Congrats, Lyle!   Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Jury Awards Photographer $200K for…
  • Providing Photos to a Client = Published?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Registering your copyrights accurately is vital, as infringers often will challenge your registration to avoid paying statutory damages. Part of registering copyrights correctly is determining whether they are published or unpublished. This blog has many posts on what constitutes publication, such as: Are Photographs Posted on the Internet Published? and Copyright Registration Issues. Also check AMSP’s article on “Defining Published and Unpublished?” Many photographers provide images for their clients to review and then possibly display or distribute one or more of those…
  • Why Are We Surprised When Infringers Lie?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Putting salt in the wound, photographers and other creatives often are even more frustrated when infringers don’t make things right when accused. Such was the case for a Alison Green at www.askamanager.org when she discovered someone copied her reader’s resume cover letter from Alison’s website. Alison explains what happened next, including receiving a barrage of excuses and accusations. When someone infringes your copyright, the infringer usually offers some excuse to try to avoid liability. Many of these excuses appear compelling on the surface, but they don’t stand…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Callaway Cherries

    Moose
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Another location at Callaway Gardens we shot at was at […] The post Callaway Cherries appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Breathtaking Wildlife Video

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    This is one of the best wildlife photography video we’ve come across. Simply stunning! Norwegian wildlife photographer Asgeir Helgestad captures the beauty and soul of the natural world as part of the RED Collective series: Bringing visionaries into focus. Asgeir’s work can be seen at http://www.articlight.com.
  • Business Headshot Photography Open Day

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
      Your image is your brand and how you portray is how people will perceive it. Very often prospective clients can judge someone by their profile headshot photo. A professional headshot will go a long way to enhance your online reputation on social media & business networks like LinkedIn. Your headshot needs to inspire confidence and give you the edge over your competitors. Why You Shouldn’t Use A Selfie! We see a lot of ‘selfies’ being used as a profile & business headshot. We all love selfies and we all want to save some money wherever we can. However, selfies…
  • Cracking Easter Offer

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    We’re excited to launch this amazing Easter offer for your Family Portraits. Saving you a cool £200! Don’t wait too long as this offer will expire on 6 April 2015. All you need to do is book this offer now and use it within 6 months of purchase. That’s it! Buy For Yourself Or As A Gift For Someone With high resolution digital files, you can print photos for yourself, grandparents or family in any size (up to 20×30″), create photo gifts, upload to social media and Here’s how the offer works: Includes your professional portrait photography session at our…
  • Mother’s Day Special Offer

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Need a special gift for Mothers’s Day? Want to get something other than flowers and chocolates? At SF Digital we have a great Mother’s Day gift that will make any mum feel very special! For just £25 we will create a personalised Gift Voucher for a weekday Portrait Experience AND one 7×5 print, for either a family portrait session or just the kids. A cool saving of £55! All you have to do is give us a call on 01525 850795 to place your order and you will be able to collect your voucher in time for the weekend.
  • Toddler Fun :)

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:03 am
    Riley certainly kept us on our toes during his photo shoot – a typical toddler full of energy! We had lots of fun playing with toy cars and crawling on the floor and here are two favourite images that Riley’s mum just couldn’t resist! 2-3 year olds are a great age to capture, when they are mobile and exploring their world and we can see their little personalities reflected in the images we create. See you soon, Riley!   If you would like some fab portraits of your prince or princess, please contact us on 01525 850795. For more information, please visit our Children Portrait…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 3.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions and we discuss the end of landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also discuss the end of landscape photography as we know it. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
  • DPE Podcast 3.1.15 – An interview with Catherine Hall and Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    In this episode we have an interview with editorial and lifestyle photographer Catherine Hall, plus Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography and go head to head providing landscape photo tips. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.15 – An interview with Chas Glatzer and Rick and Juan discuss creative visualization

    Juan Pons
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this episode we have an interview with wildlife photographer and photo workshop instructor Chas Glatzer, plus Rick and Juan talk discuss creative visualization. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via…
  • DPE Podcast 02.01.15 – An interview with Tim Grey and Rick and Juan talk about the future of photography

    Juan Pons
    1 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    In this episode we have a an interview with the one and only Tim Grey, plus Rick and Juan talk about photography trends. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
  • DPE Podcast 01.15.15 – In this episode we have an interview with Art Wolfe and Rick and Juan talk about wildlife photography

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

  • Bhutan in Photos – 33 Images from The Land of the Thunder Dragon

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Flying through the Himalayan range for a sharp descent into the Paro airport is something you often hear or read about, but it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I realized why this is one of the most spectacular landings in the world. The short runway is located in a deep valley and surrounded by peaks as high as 18,000 feet. The sensation and sight of flying so close to the mountains is pretty wonderful; at points you almost feel you could touch them. The Land of the Thunder Dragon is as unique and evocative as the…
  • Fuji X-T1 Twins Go to Iceland 

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It was a tough decision, but I finally made up my mind – after all, I am preaching “Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate your Travel Photography” – and so, in a couple of days I’ll be jumping on a plane to Iceland with just two Fuji X-T1 bodies and Fujinon lenses. I know I declared a full switch to Fuji not too long ago for travel photography, but this one was different. This will be my first time in Iceland and I am really looking forward to it; I’ll be wandering around the ring and mainly making landscape photos.
  • Vietnam in Photos | The Book

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I just finished putting together a book with all the photos and stories from the Vietnam trip. I had an amazing experience and every time I look at the photos, it brings back unforgettable memories. Honestly speaking, I want to go back, badly. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serendipity and stunning landscape of the northern mountains, I just want to spend more time in the country, and I´ll probably do it pretty soon. The book has over 90 beautiful photographs of Vietnam. It includes Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and Bac Ha,…
  • Bac Ha Market in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Peeking out over the balcony, from my room I can watch the bustling activity taking over the town. Blue tarps cover the streets almost entirely, making shelter for the merchant stalls – this is the Bac Ha Sunday market in Northeast Vietnam. We made it here last night from Ta Phin, the village we stayed near Sapa, with the idea to explore the famous market. Bac Ha is the largest city in the area, and the Sunday market is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. Thousands gather here every Sunday. I’d say this is not just a place…
  • Sapa in Photos | Vietnam

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

  • 2016 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program - Call for photographers

    Diana Topan
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    March 28, 2015 /Photography News/ Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning…
  • 2015 ''Our Future is on the Table!'' photo contest

    Diana Topan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    March 18, 2015 /Photography News/ Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? The six talented finalists of the EDD15 Photo Contest will be invited to attend Europe’s largest development forum, European Development Days 2015 on 3 & 4 June where their photos will be exhibited and they will have the opportunity to meet key actors in development and share their ideas for our future.Each year, the production of food contributes to various strains on the environment, including water shortages, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and pollution.
  • Photographer Spotlight: Jonathan Brooks

    Diana Topan
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    Self-portrait. Photo © Jonathan BrooksMarch 17, 2015 /Photography News/ World Photography Network is very pleased to announce its popular segment: "Photographer Spotlight.” In this part of their newsletter they will be interviewing various fellow photographers and learning more about what motivates them, what their goals are and what direction they wish to take with their art. This issue's "spotlight" is on photographer Jonathan Brooks.World Photography Network (WPN): Why have you chosen photography as your method of expression?Jonathan Brooks (JB): I have always had a passion for…
  • In photos: Remembering Diane Arbus and her profound world

    Diana Topan
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    March 14, 2015 /Photography News/ Born into a wealthy Jewish family in New York 92 years ago on March 14, 1923, Diane Arbus made her reputation photographing people on the margins of society: losers, misfits, nudists, transvestites, prostitutes, the mentally retarded, sideshow freaks, and almost anyone who seemed not to fit in easily with her upper middle class background. And occasionally she photographed celebrities, sometimes to their dismay. Diane Arbus, Untitled (3), 1970-71, © The Estate of Diane Arbus. Courtesy of Masters of Photography At age 18 Diane married Allan Arbus (divorced…
  • Remembering inventor and pioneering photographer Jules Dubosq

    Diana Topan
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    March 5, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 198 years ago today, on March 5, 1817, Louis Jules Dubosq was a French instrument maker, inventor, and pioneering photographer."Still life with skull", by Louis Jules Duboscq, ca. 1850In 1844 David Brewster invented the stereoscope, a new invention that could take photographic images in 3D. Later, Louis Jules Duboscq took Brewster's invention, improved on it, began to manufacture the apparatus as well as to produce stereoscopic images. In 1851, Dubosq dispayed his pictures in London where the stereoscope attracted the attention of Queen Victoria…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Lottery Winner Getting Bigger by the Day!

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
       If you have been following the progress of our puppy Brodie, you can see from these new photos how big she is getting. Now in her fourth month of life she really developing into a fine young dog. It's been quite a journey from a three week old abandoned pup to her present state for both she and myself. Nurturing a pup that young was extremely time consuming and tedious. To see her today is both rewarding and comforting in that she was raised to a healthy young dog and that she has a good home.Brodie and Brandy
  • Just Hours From Death to Lottery Winner!

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
       Well, that might seem like a stretch, unless your name is Brodie. Just ten weeks ago Brodie was in a bag on the side of a country road, thrown out like trash by the likes of someone who really IS trash. Less than four weeks old at the time, she was certain to never see the light of the next day if not for my wife and a friend who were out for some exercise on that road. Agast that someone could dump an animal like a beer can out the window, she brought the infant pup home. She is doing quite well, thanks to my wife and I, enjoying life, as she should.Brodie and Brandy at play
  • Amateur Radio Equipment

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

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

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

  • People vs Product

    Pranav Bhasin
    9 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    In a technology based business, people are your biggest asset. Focus on developing and nurturing them and a great product will follow!
  • Are Indian Buyers Evolved Enough To Accept A Mobile Only Marketplace?

    Pranav Bhasin
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    [Contributory article for Business Standard] India is one of the fastest growing e-commerce markets globally, and a fairly unique one too. One of the key statistics that stand out is that over 75% of Indians have a mobile device, but only 15% have access to broadband. Therefore, going by the fundamentals, it was always a mobile-first market waiting to happen, and the time has come. This year, smartphones have shown smart growth to reach over 117 million users in India and are expected to grow to 205 million by end of 2015. 3G subscriptions are also expected to grow handsomely from 88 million…
  • E-Commerce Breaking Barriers

    Pranav Bhasin
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:02 am
    [Contributory article for Digital Market Asia, New Year Edition ] The year gone by, 2014, will always be remembered as the year that marked the arrival of e-commerce in India. The year was marked with some of the boldest moves by Indian and global players, astronomical valuations of e-commerce companies, strong growth of smartphones and mobile internet and heavy discounting to drive consumers to purchase online. Let’s get to some numbers first. The Indian e-commerce market, while still at a relatively nascent stage, is already worth $10 billion and expected to grow to $43 billion over the…
  • Did You Know Microsoft Is The Number One Smartphone Devices Maker?

    Pranav Bhasin
    12 Sep 2013 | 12:13 pm
    Don’t blink your eyes in disbelief – you read it absolutely right! Microsoft is really the number one smartphone device maker in the world. And if that is not surprising enough, the real reason for its leadership position is Android, not the Windows Mobile operating system. And if you are still in your senses and reading this, let me also tell you that Microsoft will make more than $3.6 Billion from Android in 2013. Holy cow! What’s happening here? To understand the details, we will need to go back in history. When Google started working on Android, it was floated as an open…
  • Apple Adds A Dash Of Color With The Launch Of iPhone 5C

    Pranav Bhasin
    10 Sep 2013 | 12:20 pm
    If you’ve always wished to own an iPhone, but could not because of the steep price, your wish has just been granted. Apple has just announced iPhone 5C, the first ever iPhone to be priced at less than USD 100. How is iPhone 5C different from iPhone 5? For starters, this is the first time I have seen Apple move away from monotones, both on the site and the colors in which the device is available. The iPhone 5C is available in Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green, in addition to the standard White color and I am sure that girls are going to love it! Everything else seems to be at par with the…
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    cinema5D » News

  • Images Released of a New Canon 4K Camera

    Kevin Alexander
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Rumors are swirling after images of a new Canon 4K Camera were leaked online. The photos show Canon China President & CEO Hideki Ozawa holding the camera at a presentation. At some point he is joined on stage by… Jackie Chan? The images first appeared at PhotoRumors.com, along with some leaked details. Rumored Specs 1″ CMOS Sensor 58mm filter Built-in Wi-Fi Similar shape to the Canon EOS 70D External viewfinder Canon 10X optical zoom 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 4k video fixed lens (35mm Equi. 24-240mm) Perhaps we will see this announced at the 2015 NAB Show? One can only speculate at…
  • SmallHD 502 Compact 5″ FullHD Monitor

    Tim Fok
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    SmallHD has announced a new 5″ monitor, the 502 has a compact FullHD screen and loaded with features such as SDI/HDMI cross conversion, advanced scopes and 3D-LUTs. The SmallHD 502 comes in at the smaller end-of-the-scale for on-camera monitors, with a 5″ screen and weighing less than a 1 lbs you’d be forgiven for mistaking it as a smartphone. What the 502 lacks in size it makes up for in resolution, with a 1920X1080 LCD display and pixel density greater than the iPhone 6 (441 pixels per inch); most monitors of this size (including the flagship SmallHD DP7 line) will be…
  • 8 Essential Steps to Perfect Exposure – The Knowledge Any Cameraman Should Have

    Richard Lackey
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    We all love to joke that we’ll fix it in post, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It does require a coherent thread of understanding from set lighting and perfect exposure, all the way to color correction. In this article we will take a close look at each step to remind us how to create a perfect picture and have less to worry about afterwards. We will have to nerd it up a bit, but just think – you won’t have to fix it in post anymore. The science will help set your creativity free. Just because you mostly work with the creative side of your brain does not mean you can leave…
  • Edelkrone FocusOne Pro – A Unique New Follow Focus System

    Kevin Alexander
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    Edelkrone’s FocusOne Pro is a unique take on the traditional follow focus system, giving camera operators a better view of the focus marker. Unlike other systems, the focus marker on the FocusOne Pro faces the camera operator. The marker is manually adjustable, eliminating the need for a pen. The operator simply rotates the marker point to its desired location.   While the unique location of the marker point is the highlight of the system, there are a few other features worth mentioning. It is compatible with all 15mm rods, however a separate adapter is available for 19mm rods. Reverse…
  • 2.5K BMCC Gets Compressed RAW Recording – How Much Does it Save?

    Kevin Alexander
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Compressed RAW recording has finally come to the original 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera. While the other cameras have had the ability to record compressed RAW, the original version of the camera has lagged behind… until now. The 2.1 Firmware update for Blackmagic Cinema Cameras is now available for download, giving original BMCC users the flexibility of recording RAW while increasing recording times. How much does it save? After updating my camera I wanted to see the difference in recording time. I shoot onto a 240GB drive, which when shooting uncompressed RAW at 23.976 fps gives me about…
 
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • Cypress Of Solace

    tim
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Categories: Dreamscapes GalleriesTags: barrenblack and white photographyblurcalmcloudcloudsCypressfine art photographylakelandscapemotionpeacefulphotographyreflectreflectionseclusionsilenceskysolacesolitudesportstreakswamptimetreeVirginiawastelandwaterweatherwindFine art photograph of a cypress tree (Read more...)
  • Lighting The Way

    tim
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Categories: Galleries WonderingsTags: asphaltblack and white photographybuildingcityfine art photographyilluminationlamplamp postslightlightinglightsphotographyreflectionroadstreetstreet lightsurbanwaterSometimes you must reflect in order to light the way forward.(Read more...)
  • Digital Billboard 2

    tim
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Categories: Architectonic GalleriesTags: advertisingarchitecturebillboardblack and white photographybuildingChicagocitydotsfine art photographyformIllinoislineperspectivephotographyurbanA second take on the Digital Billboard.(Read more...)
  • 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...)
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Madeline + Jamie | Engaged

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

    jasongphoto
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Jason... The post Jessica + Ethan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Bryna + Geoff | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Gina’s... The post Bryna + Geoff | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Jess + Bryce Engaged

    jasongphoto
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Gina’s... The post Jess + Bryce Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

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

  • Episode 2.15 – Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha

    Bryan Formhals
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I met Corey Presha last fall sometime, maybe at the NY Art Book Fair. That was around the time I first heard about SUN, a new publishing company he was apart of along with Bill Sullivan, Charlie Johnstone, Matthew Gamber, Aaron McElroy, Curtis Hamilton and maybe some more people, I’m not exactly sure whose officially apart of it, and that’s one aspect I like about it. I got to talking with Corey about photobooks and ended up meeting Charlie Johnstone at the second photo salon hosted by 10×10. I dig what they’re up to so I invited them onto the show. They seemed like a…
  • Episode 2.14 – Amanda Jasnowski & Sarah Jacobs

    Bryan Formhals
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    I met Amanda Jasnowski for the first time after the opening for the Photographer’s Playbook at Aperture. James Chororos introduced us and Eddy later suggested she should come on the show. I thought it was a good idea. She’s a photographer I’ve known from primarily her Instagram where she has a crazy amount of followers, which as we discussed has some great advantages but also some drawbacks. I thought she’d make a good guest because she has built a large social media following over the years and leveraged it into a solid career, but she’s also someone whose still questioning the…
  • Episode 2.13 – Pete Brook

    Bryan Formhals
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Pete Brook was one of the first photo bloggers to reach out to me when I started LPV several years ago. I’ve always admired the dedication and passion he brings to his work with Prison Photography as well as his thoughtful articles for Raw File. It was great to catch him while he was in town so we could talk about the exhibition he curated, Prison Obscura which is still up at the New School in NYC. The dysfunctional prison system in America was not on my radar until I started following Pete’s work, and I’m sure the same can be said of many other people who have come in contact with it.
  • Episode 2.12 – Ethan Aaro Jones

    Bryan Formhals
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    Ethan was in town at the end of January for Soth’s Songbook opening, so Tom suggested we bring him on the show. They’re old friends from RIT and back in 2008, Ethan and David Wright collaborated on  puase, to begin, which was around the time I started blogging on LPV. Pause, to Begin is a unique project born in discussions about the direction of contemporary photography today. A competition geared towards the emerging photographer, Pause, to Begin selected 15 photographers in April, 2008. After a juried selection, the creators of Pause, to Begin traveled 10,000 miles to meet and…
  • Episode 2.11 – Noah Kalina

    Bryan Formhals
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    A few years ago, Noah hosted two photobook meetups at his Williamsburg studio. He organized them with Jorg Colberg and I after several months of chatting about photography and photobooks. We liked the idea of a small group of people pulling books from their collections and sharing them with a small group. It’s a great way to experience photobooks. The last month Olia and Russet of 10×10 Photobooks have organized two photobook salons here in New York and they’ve gone very well. It’s a great format for browsing photobooks, and mingling with like minded people.
 
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    Photography Life

  • Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit Review

    John Sherman
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit is a lightweight three-softbox continuous light source for studio shooting. MSRP is $604.90, but it seems to be perpetually discounted at B&H. As I write this it is priced at $348.95. The kit comes with stands, softboxes, heads and bulbs, everything you need to get started shooting portraits except the model and background (oh yeah, and camera and photographer, d’oh).NIKON D4S + 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 800, 1/200, f/4.5Ah, there we have a model and a background. Unfortuantely, this kit doesn’t come with a hair stylist.A three-light…
  • Travel Diary Part Two: Streets of Manhattan

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    I’m a European. Through and through. Even now I am sitting at a coffee house, tired from a sleepless night, my mind a little hazy. And yet, despite that, I am quietly remembering my favourite streets of my favourite city that I got to know with my favourite people, and that city, at least the loveliest part of it, is European down to last brick. It’s just outside that big window and it’s called Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. I love the narrow streets and tiny churches. I love how old, confusing and irrational the planning is, at least at first glance. I love its outright…
  • Nikon and Canon Rebates Ending Soon, Not To Be Extended

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Remember the lens rebates Nikon announced a while ago? One of the few and far-between times when you can get an instant rebate on certain lenses without having to buy a DSLR camera, too. Unfortunately, these rebates are coming to an end and will not be extended. If you are still weighing your options, do hurry as the offer is only valid till the 28th of March (Sunday). It’s the same situation with Canon rebates, too.Nikon RebatesBelow are the current Nikon lens rebates categorized by lens type. What we think to be the best deals are highlighted in bold:1) Prime LensesNikkor AF-S 28mm…
  • DX to FX – upgrading from D7000 to D800E

    Spencer Cox
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    I’ll admit it — I was a bit late to the party. While everyone else has been enjoying the brand new D750 and D810, I have been happily stuck with my aging D7000.Being a student, I am on a student budget. This means that I buy used technology, and I buy old technology. I have nothing against this, though, since older DSLRs are truly dependable machines, and they still are capable of producing wonderful images. Over the course of two years, I have taken 50,000 photos with my D7000, and it doesn’t look a click over 10,000.NIKON D800E + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 100, 16/10, f/16.0When the…
  • Please Welcome Spencer Cox to the Team!

    Nasim Mansurov
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    I am excited to introduce yet another great addition to our talented team at Photography Life and this time I would like to present Spencer Cox. Spencer grabbed the attention of many of our readers with his inspiring posts and I was thrilled when he agreed to join our team. Please give a warm welcome to Spencer!My name is Spencer Cox, and I am an eighteen-year-old student photographer. I am an avid hiker and backpacker, and, alongside my wonderful friends and family, photography is one of the most important aspects of my life.Becoming part of the Photography Life team has been an unbelievable…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Living The Good Life 4

    David Leland Hyde
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Living the Good Life, Part Four Failure In Carmel (Continued from the blog post, “Living The Good Life 3.”)   “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”  ~ Jack Canfield About This Blog Post Series: “Living The Good Life” Riffle Through Woods, Plumas County, Northern Sierra, California (Vertical Version) copyright 1983 by Philip Hyde. This view of Indian Creek is from the roof of the Hyde home they named Rough Rock. It is essentially the same view the Hydes watched…
  • Monday Blog Blog: Mark Graf Up Close, On Ice Or Underwater

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Mark Graf: Notes From The Woods PhotoBlog Lessons On How To Make Captivating Nature Photographs Almost Anywhere Coral Reef, Little Cayman, Caribbean Sea, Nikon D700, Nauticam underwater housing, dual Inon Z240 strobes. “This photograph represents a lot of what I enjoy about the underwater world. Everything you see is animal life. Animals familiar, and some very foreign to land dwellers. All of which make the ocean a fascinating place to explore, and deserving of our attention to preserve the highly complex chain of life that exists within it.” (Click on image to enlarge.) (What…
  • New Philip Hyde Exhibit, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport

    David Leland Hyde
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts” Exhibit, SFO Museum Snow On Cinders And Cinder Cone, Nevada, copyright 1962 Philip Hyde. The main publicity photograph chosen for the 2015 SFO Museum show, “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts.” If you are flying into or out of San Francisco International Airport, (SFO) and you are traveling via Southwest, US Airways, Delta, AirTran or Alaska Airlines, you will have the opportunity to see a museum installed exhibition of Philip Hyde’s photographs in Terminal One. The show called, “Philip Hyde: Mountains and Deserts,” will hang…
  • Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 21

    David Leland Hyde
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log: June 14-September 14, 1971 by Ardis Hyde (Ardis, David and Philip Hyde in Their Camper. Continued from the blog post, “Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 20.”) Part 21: Traveling Inside Denali National Park, Alaska. (Formerly McKinley National Park.) Savage River Campground to Mt. Denali, Wonder Lake Campground (Mt. McKinley, Wonder Lake Campground.) Mt. Brooks, Wonder Lake, Alaska Range near Mt. Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska, copyright Philip Hyde 1971. Previous digital image was a Creo flatbed scan of a 10×12 dye transfer vintage…
  • Ed Cooper: Mountaineer, Rock Climber And Large Format Photographer

    David Leland Hyde
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Rock Climber And Mountaineer Ed Cooper Packed A Large Format Camera To The Top Of Many Of North America’s Highest Peaks Now He Speaks Out About His Explorations, First Ascents, Sierra Club Books, Conservation And Philip Hyde’s Contribution Short Bio of Ed Cooper Ed Cooper, author and photographer, working with a newly acquired 5×7 Gundlach Bundschu view camera, top of Mt. Reynolds, Glacier National Park, Washington, copyright Ed Cooper Collection 1964. Cooper nearly always carried all of his own medium and large camera equipment to the tops of many of North America’s…
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  • Celebrating a Decade of Living Online

    sesame
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    A decade ago today, I decided I had to do something. I had to fight to get back my love of photography from the thieving emotional grip of post natal depression. Motherhood was something I had wanted for so long and I anticipated the arrival of this new stage in my life with nothing but excitement. The first four days after my daughter arrived were the ones of  dreams come true. On the fifth day while my heart was wide open expecting only love, something sinister snuck in and began to steal everything. By the time I noticed the shadow hiding behind the familiar figure…
  • What to do with the worries before bedtime? There’s a Mummy Hack for that!

    sesame
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    DAIRYLEA believes that food is best made with simple, honest ingredients. To support fun-loving mums of the world, we invented MUMMYHACKS – Mummy inspired ideas that take the ‘um’ out of being a mum. ​For more useful tidbits visit mummyhacks.com.au. The other week a few mothers were asked by DAIRYLEA to come together for a creative brainstorming session – a HACKADEMY – and come up with some MUMMY HACKS that just might make life a little bit easier for parents of school aged kids. The day was fun, and in the end there were a lot of wonderful and simple ideas compiled. I…
  • Too Long and not long enough.

    sesame
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    We have vacationed on a beach before, but it was a time share in Mexico with the big kids before our youngest ones were even on the radar. I am not sure where the photos are from the last time we were together, but that visit was more recent despite me travelling alone to LA. That means that the last time my friend Karin saw Gemma and the twins, was about a year after the black and white photo was taken.  However I write it, what I am trying to say is that we are way overdue for some beach walking. Luckily, I won us a trip to do just that very thing. Together. Around the Bay of…
  • Summer Light Lingers

    sesame
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:09 pm
    No matter how long we have been shooting, I am of the opinion that photographers can always stand to learn something new. Over the last few years, I have been fascinated with the water portraits of Deb Schwedhelm Photography​ as well as more recently Alix Martinez Photography​. At Clickin Mom’s conference, Click Away, last year I made sure that after my talk finished I had time to hear Alix speak. I came away with great information (and a wonderful group of new friends) from that one session (and the speakers cocktail party later that evening.) I also confirmed my desire to…
  • Judy Devine :: Girly Geeks DIY Tween Lipstick

    sesame
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
        DIY Tween Lipstick Non-toxic crayons  Organic coconut oil Tiny jars (or even a travel pill box) Glass jar Sauce pan Plastic knife and spoon (& even a wooden skewer) The girls decided on the colour of their individual lipsticks by colouring in on white paper combining different Crayola brand crayons until they found their perfect “blends”.  They discarded the wrappers of those crayons and then cut the coloured sticks up into thirds. Rummaging through the recycling pile, they found two glass jars that they would use to melt their formula. Into these…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • Backing up data – Guide for Photographers and recommendation of company

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fire Island Lighthouse Under a Vibrant Sky

    Chris Corradino
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Blending Texture with Color

    Chris Corradino
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is another in-camera double exposure made at the Planting Fields. I used a close up of tree bark as the texture to layer on top of the flower.  The orchids below were created with a second exposure of Spanish moss.  A quick web search reveals the many creative ways other photographers are using this feature. Check it out. 
  • A Much Needed Burst of Color

    Chris Corradino
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    After the freakish snow that started Spring, it was a relief to find these brilliant flowers, even if they were indoors. I created this look with an in-camera double exposure. The first image was a sharp rendition of the flowers, while the second frame was a super close up of the same subject. The camera then stacks them together into one frame. 
  • Spring Begins on Long Island

    Chris Corradino
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    A single blade of grass breaks through the newly fallen snow at the Planting Fields Arboretum on March 21st, 2015, the first official day of Spring. 
  • How to Make Your Backyard Bird Photos Sing

    Chris Corradino
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Birds are some of the most challenging things to photograph. There are however, a number of tricks you can use to counter their skittish and unpredictable nature. In this tutorial I'll reveal how to go beyond mere record shots, to images that really sing. Read the entire piece over on the PicsArt blog.
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Pushing the boundaries

    Brian Matiash
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    I have an acute memory as to when I first realized just how terrified I was of heights and, surprisingly, it’s a fear that I didn’t realize I had until well into my 20s. It was back in 2004, on my first trip to the Grand Canyon. Alas, if you ever need a place to serve as a barometer to gauge your fear of heights, the Grand Canyon is possibly the best. Now, while I still haven’t fully shaken this fear, I will say that I’ve gotten MUCH better at coping with it. I don’t think I am quite ready to hike down the Bright Angel trail (yet) but I am finding myself more…
  • Icebergs!

    Brian Matiash
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:35 pm
    At some point before or very early on in my recent Iceland/Norway trip, Colby Brown Photography warned me about being extra mindful of the waves at the black sand beach near Jökulsárlón. He told me stories of many workshop students getting gear totally saturated by saltwater from rogue waves that came out of nowhere. He also told me about how Varina Patel, of Visual Wilderness, caught the business end of some of the beached icebergs that you see here. At first, I brushed it off as Colby being melodramatic. I thought, “this isn’t my first rodeo… I’ll be fine.”…
  • Fighting Thru The Blerch

    Brian Matiash
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    I first became aware of The Blerch thru the wonderful and hilarious comic series by The Oatmeal. The more I learned about The Blerch, the more I hated it. In Matthew Inman’s (The Oatmeal’s creator) own words, The Blerch is “…a wretched, lazy beast. He tells me to slow down, to walk, to quit.” I suspect that more than a few of you have seen The Blerch conjured up in your own lives, too. It reared its gross head at me yesterday. Plans were in motion to visit Cape Kiwanda, in Pacific City, OR, because the forecasts were looking very favorable for a great sunset. I…
  • ‎Norway‬ and its sense of scale

    Brian Matiash
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    If there was one concept that crept into my mind the instant I landed in Norway, it was the importance of conveying a sense of scale. In most of our cases, Colby, Joe, and I were totally surrounded by gigantic mountains with beautiful peaks but in order to truly provide an idea of their grandeur, it would be important to find juxtaposing elements that showcase the contrast in size. One day, as we were driving back to our cabin from a sunrise shoot, the three of us spotted a fjord that wasn’t frozen over, which meant that there could be some beautiful reflection action going on. What…
  • The changing tides of Norway

    Brian Matiash
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Ahhhh, Haukland Beach in Norway. Colby, Joe, and I shot sunrise and sunset here… a lot. At first, that may sound tedious or monotonous, and in a way, you’d be right. But the more I thought about it, the more I came to appreciate this rocky shore because while the physical environment around us was static, the weather was anything but. Want to photograph a beach in a hail storm? Cool, wait 10 minutes. Want to shoot it with gigantic waves blasting the rocks due to the gale force winds? No problem, give it 5 more minutes? Oh, were you hoping for a break in the clouds to let the sun…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Three More Days Until Spring

    Lily Hydrangea
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    None of these florescent greens have found their way into my backyard yet, these are from last years archives. The days are getting longer. Now all we need is some green then spring shall be complete.Sadly, the Northeast is expecting yet another "wintry mix" by the end of this week. I hope the weather people are wrong.
  • Wintertime Waves at Robert Moses

    Lily Hydrangea
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    I haven't seen waves quite like this in ages. The picture quality isn't the greatest but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can perhaps get a sense of how the sea is spraying up as each wave turns and crashes. It was pretty awesome, and cold too.
  • Snow on the Beach

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Last weekend I went for a walk on the beach at Robert Moses and this is what I found.
  • This Won't be Happening Today

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    Only because it's 10 degrees outside in Farmingdale- with a "real feel" temp of -6 degrees
  • A View of the Long Island Sound as seen from Caumsett

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

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    “These photos are all so wonderful that it’s hard to pick. The canoe just wins not because the others are inferior, but simply because the lake photo simply grabs me. If there’s a place I want to be and the perspective is telling me the story, it’s the canoe. It’s simply the canoe. ” –  Nan Palmero Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with a unique perspective in this photo contest with chances to win an EPSON Photo Printer.  A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Nan Palmero for his collaboration as a guest…
  • The Front And Center Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the main subject in the front and center in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Animoto.  View Guest Judge Scott’s Selection Process   A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Scott Wyden Kivowitz for his collaboration as a guest judge. Scott Wyden Kivowitz is a photographer from New Jersey that shares his passion for photography any way he can. Scott’s work consists of portraits, commercial real estate and business photography combined with landscape photographs. Scott is…
  • Community Spotlight: Ericmontagna “I find inspiration when I see other photographer’s photos”

    Enrique Malfavon
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    Hello ViewBug Community! Today we are excited to share photographer Ericmontagna in our Community Spotlight. His awesome photos and the awesome locations he is shooting caught our attention. Lets all give him a warm welcome, have fun! 1. I love photography because: I love photography because it takes us places we would not normally be – it leads us down new paths that some of us wouldn’t normally take. It also brings us closer to like-minded people who we eventually call friends. It continues to challenge how I look at things – it’s something that I will never…
  • A Magical Gallery Of Photos With Unique Lighting – View The Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot showing the magic of light in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Focal Press. Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for over 75 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: audio, film and digital video production, photography and digital imaging, animation, broadcast, theatre and web design. We are committed to publishing high quality books filled with practical hands-on information, dealing with cutting-edge and converging technologies…
  • Photofocus Feature Photo Contest Volume 1 Finalists!

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the best of your abilities as a photographer in this photo contest in collaboration with Photofocus. Regardless of the type of photography you choose to focus on, Photofocus is here as a helpful and educational resource for the aspiring and professional photographer. A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the following finalists: “Mogador” by NiCoBoCo “Horseshoe Bend” by kelliklymenko “from the darkness (1 of 1)” by robynlesley…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

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

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

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

  • Final Verdict Review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II (Podcast 464)

    Martin Bailey
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Following on from my First Impressions review of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, today we’re going to dive in a little deeper, and see how this new offering faired during my Winter Wonderland Tours here in Japan over the last few months. 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. Although I’ll touch on some of these areas again today, I ran through many of the great new features in that earlier First Impressions review, which was episode 453, so check that out as well to hear more…
  • Canon EF 100-400mm Mark II Lens Review (Podcast 463)

    Martin Bailey
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:36 am
    Canon recently released a long awaited Mark II version of their legendary 100-400mm lens, that was loved by many until the resolution of our cameras out-grew it. Today we’re going to take a look at this new lens, to see if it was worth the wait. 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. As the megapixels of the images that our cameras record increases, the demand on our lenses to resolve light down to a finer point of light increases too. Without sharp lenses, high resolution cameras…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #2 Part 2 (Podcast 462)

    Martin Bailey
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    This week is the last of a two part series to walk you through a selection of photos from my second Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour for 2015. We pick up the trail on day seven, with one last Whooper Swan photo, before the majestic sea eagles, and a surprise visit from a beautiful Northern Fox. 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. Towards the end of last week’s episode, when I walked you through the first 12 photos from Tour #2, I mentioned that the swans often run along the…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #2 Part 1 (Podcast 461)

    Martin Bailey
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This week is the first of a two part series to walk you through a selection of photos from my second Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour for 2015. These tours are in many ways the highlight of my year, so I’m sad to see them finished, but the resulting photos will keep me going for a while as I now start to work into my year. 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. The itinerary for this tour is identical to Tour #1 that we discussed in the previous two episodes, but of course it was…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #1 Part 2 (Podcast 460)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    This week we complete our two part series to walk through 24 photos from the first of my two Japan Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido winter wonderland wildlife tours for 2015. As you’ll hear today, the weather gave us some unique challenges on this tour, but as usual we handled the situation, had an amazing time, and came away with some beautiful photos. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. We finished last week in the middle of day six, when we were back with the Red-Crowned…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Helicopters and Icebergs- Recap of My Knik Glacier Photo Workshop

    Dan Bailey
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:32 pm
    This past weekend, I led my Knik Glacier Photography Workshop here in Alaska and provided 5 people with an amazing photo adventure. Run through my workshop company, Alaska Photo Treks, we based at the Knik River Lodge, about 50 miles east of … Continue reading → The post Helicopters and Icebergs- Recap of My Knik Glacier Photo Workshop appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Review of the Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    13 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    A camera system is only as good as its glass. This has always been the case with photography, even back in the days of film. No matter what body you’re using at any given time, the lenses are what ultimately determine … Continue reading → The post Review of the Fuji XF 50-140mm f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek – July 19-25, 2015

    Dan Bailey
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:46 am
    I’m excited to announce the latest offering in my 2015 photography workshop schedule. Join me this summer for my Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek, from July 19-25. During this special 7-day backpacking adventure photography workshop, I’ll take you on a journey through … Continue reading → The post Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek – July 19-25, 2015 appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Preorder My Outdoor Action Adventure Photography Book

    Dan Bailey
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    After months of writing, selecting images, editing and proofing, I finally got see a printed version of my first book. I just received an advance copy of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, which will be published by Focal Press on April 14, … Continue reading → The post Preorder My Outdoor Action Adventure Photography Book appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • New Alaska Snow Biking Photos

    Dan Bailey
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    We’ve had some great weather here in Southcentral Alaska lately. Mind you, not quite enough snow, but at least the skies have been cold and clear. I’ve been taking advantage of the great winter light to shoot some really cool … Continue reading → The post New Alaska Snow Biking Photos appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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  • l’Île de la Cité

    burn magazine
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    Today I went to l’Île de la Cité, when I came to the point, I saw a lady dancing by herself under a big weeping tree. It was very mysterious. She was dancing with the tree. @burndiary #paris @michella_bredahl
  • Back

    burn magazine
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    #paris #burndiary @michella_bredahl
  • On the phone

    burn magazine
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Woman on phone. Jardin du Port de l’Arsenal. #paris @michella_bredahl
  • Carnaval, Brazil work

    david alan harvey
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Carnaval, Rio de Janeiro. Part of a series of my Brazil work for Leica M magazine upcoming. Leica M9. ‪#‎Rio‬ ‪#‎carnaval‬ ‪#‎leica
  • Marylin sleeping

    burn magazine
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    Marylin sleeping. Riding metro line 11 from Belleville to Châtelet #paris @michella_bredahl
 
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    The "Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art" (JSMA) is in Eugene, Oregon...right on the University of Oregon campus! The museum basically features Northwest and Asian art.I don't know any other way to say this, other than it rivals many so-called "big time museums". It not the biggest museum in the world. Yet, it is not small. It is a remarkable place to visit...especially set on a college campus! The U of O should be very proud!The museum was built in 1933 to house a collection of Asian art. It has grown since!Below, is a smattering of art that is on exhibit. You need to visit this fine museum,…
  • Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is located in Newport, Oregon. It is is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd.It is a first-class  museum full of maritime educational material and exhibits. Before it was a maritime museum it was Gracie's At Smuggler's Cove...a restaurant and entertainment facility.It has received major renovations since it was Gracie's and continues to grow and grow.Below is just a smattering of what is in the museum. Most interesting for my wife and I were the Japanese Fish Prints or, Gyotaku (Fishing Rubbing). You might want to do a little research on Google about it.
  • Flower Images

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I have posted an array of flower images on my blog for perusal. Two of my favorite  places to photograph flowers is to go to Schreiner's Iris Gardens and Adleman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon.I find both...well, my wife's flower gardens, to be superb places to photograph various flowers in bloom! I offer prints, posters, greeting cards and more on my Artist Web Site and through Red Bubble. I have placed links on how to purchase them under each photo.Flower ImagesBeautiful Flowers - Iris (link)   Purple Puffs and Iris (link)         …
  • Aviation Art

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

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

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    One from the long list of shoots I haven't blogged yet! I shot these for a local dentist office a long while ago, Smile SF, combining (maybe for the first time!) my architectural shooting with portraiture. Farah Sefidvash was great to work with as she knew exactly what she wanted, but also listened to my suggestions. For example, I suggested shooting just before dusk to get the best light for the exterior shots.I loved the use of this purple throughout the office! It's calming, but not as expected as blue would be.I love the bright, clean feel of the entryway, with the plants providing just…
  • Caturday is Back!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    A few cats and kittens for you this Saturday morning. I've got some engagement sessions to shoot, some coffee to drink, and a whole host of blog posts to start putting together, not to mention some photos to edit (like always). Still, I'm pretty excited that it's the weekend. Have a great one, and enjoy these furry felines while you do.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • A Couple of Portraits

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So . . . . blogging. Hmm. Yeah, back to that. I know I've been away awhile (which we can partially blame on laziness, absolutely, and also partly blame on this really weird unexplained medical phenomenon wherein my left elbow basically stopped working mid-January and has only recently gotten semi-back-to-normal and which was not conducive to typing a lot).Anyway, I still love this blog. I still want to be here. I have blogging plans, people! They will happen. I know they will. To start off, here are a couple of mini-portrait sessions that I didn't really think needed their own blog post, but…
  • Sneak Peek - Marin and Eric

    Jessica Mironov
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A few photos from a recent wedding that I can't wait to share with you.*Want to have me photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
  • Happy Guinea Pig Saturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    I know it doesn't sound quite as good as Caturday, but these guinea pigs were really too cute not to share, even if they don't create a good portmanteau with any day of the week.We had two pairs of pigs, each a mother/daughter set, and all very cute.Guinea pigs love snuggles too.And who doesn't love a good guinea pig bum shot?For the second pair, we brought out some lettuce. And now I don't think I ever want to photograph a guinea pig without lettuce. I think you'll see why.Lady and the Tramp!Lettuce tug of war.Where did all the lettuce go?Look! There's some. I must grab it.Yum. Find…
 
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  • The Things We Do For Love: Why Self-Investing Isn’t Self-Indulgence

    Patrick Shipstad
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    “It’s about investing the time to explore and refine your art and finding your creative voice.” – Patrick Shipstad Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes When a child shows an interest in something like sports, the arts, activities, etc., a parent (usually) wants to nurture those interests to see if they develop into something their child will excel in, or at least have fun trying. That support can include sending them to camp, taking them to practice, going to their games and recitals, and buying them all the special outfits and supplies they might need. I would…
  • On Taking Pictures #149: It’s a Little Bit of a Ghost

    Jeffery Saddoris
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This week, what a difference a week makes. We begin with some followup to last week’s show and discuss expectation, process vs product and how for some (me) Artist is not the same as artist. Also, iconic photographers don’t always make iconic photographs. Plus, we reflect a bit on the life of Leonard Nimoy both as an actor and as our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-149.mp3 Download MP3 (38.9MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes The Private Photo Shoot that Sparked a War Inside Van Halen — Cuepoint — Medium Norman Seeff,…
  • An Unlikely Recovery

    Jeffery Saddoris
    7 Mar 2015 | 10:49 am
    “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes On a recent episode of On Taking Pictures, Bill and I were discussing the story of Carol Armstrong, wife of famed astronaut Neil Armstrong who, according to several news sources, found a mysterious white canvas bag while cleaning out a closet in their home. As it turned out, the bag contained some 20 artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, including the actual 16mm film camera that recorded not only the Eagle’s final descent to the…
  • Craft & Vision Podcast: Corwin Hiebert

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Your photography business isn’t about your photography. It’s about your business. Your friends and family tell you how talented you are—that your photographs are so good that you should do it professionally. The idea is exciting, but you need a plan. Because just hoping that making photographs and sending out wishes and dreams won’t create a successful business. In this episode, I sat down with Corwin to discuss the business side of creativity. Corwin has developed a fantastic suite of tools for photographers called the Business Action Planner. In this conversation, topics include…
  • On Taking Pictures #147: Artistic Post-It® Notes

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    This week, should there be standards defining what is and isn’t photojournalism? Plus, are labels important, necessary or just noise? We also take a look at a potential alternative to Photoshop, the new Affinity Photo. Spencer Tunick is our Photographer of the Week.   http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-147.mp3 Download MP3 (42MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists | TIME It Takes Two to Tango: Instagram Account Brings Photographers Together | TIME Photoshop contest – Wikipedia, the free…
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  • Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit Review

    John Sherman
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The Impact Soft and Natural 4 Socket 3 Light Kit is a lightweight three-softbox continuous light source for studio shooting. MSRP is $604.90, but it seems to be perpetually discounted at B&H. As I write this it is priced at $348.95. The kit comes with stands, softboxes, heads and bulbs, everything you need to get started shooting portraits except the model and background (oh yeah, and camera and photographer, d’oh).NIKON D4S + 105mm f/2.8 @ 105mm, ISO 800, 1/200, f/4.5Ah, there we have a model and a background. Unfortuantely, this kit doesn’t come with a hair stylist.A three-light…
  • Travel Diary Part Two: Streets of Manhattan

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:47 am
    I’m a European. Through and through. Even now I am sitting at a coffee house, tired from a sleepless night, my mind a little hazy. And yet, despite that, I am quietly remembering my favourite streets of my favourite city that I got to know with my favourite people, and that city, at least the loveliest part of it, is European down to last brick. It’s just outside that big window and it’s called Vilnius, capital of Lithuania. I love the narrow streets and tiny churches. I love how old, confusing and irrational the planning is, at least at first glance. I love its outright…
  • Nikon and Canon Rebates Ending Soon, Not To Be Extended

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Remember the lens rebates Nikon announced a while ago? One of the few and far-between times when you can get an instant rebate on certain lenses without having to buy a DSLR camera, too. Unfortunately, these rebates are coming to an end and will not be extended. If you are still weighing your options, do hurry as the offer is only valid till the 28th of March (Sunday). It’s the same situation with Canon rebates, too.Nikon RebatesBelow are the current Nikon lens rebates categorized by lens type. What we think to be the best deals are highlighted in bold:1) Prime LensesNikkor AF-S 28mm…
  • DX to FX – upgrading from D7000 to D800E

    Spencer Cox
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    I’ll admit it — I was a bit late to the party. While everyone else has been enjoying the brand new D750 and D810, I have been happily stuck with my aging D7000.Being a student, I am on a student budget. This means that I buy used technology, and I buy old technology. I have nothing against this, though, since older DSLRs are truly dependable machines, and they still are capable of producing wonderful images. Over the course of two years, I have taken 50,000 photos with my D7000, and it doesn’t look a click over 10,000.NIKON D800E + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 100, 16/10, f/16.0When the…
  • Please Welcome Spencer Cox to the Team!

    Nasim Mansurov
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    I am excited to introduce yet another great addition to our talented team at Photography Life and this time I would like to present Spencer Cox. Spencer grabbed the attention of many of our readers with his inspiring posts and I was thrilled when he agreed to join our team. Please give a warm welcome to Spencer!My name is Spencer Cox, and I am an eighteen-year-old student photographer. I am an avid hiker and backpacker, and, alongside my wonderful friends and family, photography is one of the most important aspects of my life.Becoming part of the Photography Life team has been an unbelievable…
 
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  • Coming Soon: On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    Perfect Photo Suite is a full-featured photo editor that works either as a plug-in editor to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and Aperture, or as a standalone app. Regardless of your workflow, the Suite provides all the necessary tools for editing your photos, improving portraits, adding popular looks in color or black and white, resizing for large-format printing, and making complex selections with minimal effort.Read more about the New Version of On1 Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 at their blog.
  • Hasselblad Masters 2016 is now open

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    "We believe the new Masters Awards 2016 programme is the most compelling ever for the world's most accomplished photographers. For this edition we have new categories and each of the ten winners will not only gain a Hasselblad Master accolade and global exposure but also a new high-end Hasselblad medium format camera." - Perry Oosting, Hasselblad CEOThe biennial hunt is on to find ten outstanding photographers worldwide who will win elite 'Hasselblad Master' honours for 2016.Photographers looking to enter the new-look 2016 competition will have from February 16th until May 31st 2015 to submit…
  • Global photography competition showcasing the world’s best landscapes & seascapes

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Entries Open February 16thThe 2nd International Landscape Photographer of the Year2015Sydney, Australia2014 saw the first year of the competition, and was a great success with 2233 images entered from around the world, culminating in a stunning first collection of the top 101 images. The collection was published in a beautiful coffee table book by Momento Pro.In this second year of the competition, we are again very pleased to have the depth and judging experience of five of the world’s best photographers, including the overall winner of the 2014 International Landscape Photographer of the…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED AND LONG ZOOM CAMERAS

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

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

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Failure taught me... ...humility ...how to get back up ...when to admit I'm wrong ...how to fight ...sensitivity ...how to apologize ...success comes only after dedication, patience, and pain ...how to color outside of the lines ...when to give myself grace ...how to succeed. In short, my failures have taught me how to flourish in a state of hope, fear, and perseverance.© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • Los Angeles Home Engagement : Danielle+Randy

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    Four years earlier, they were introduced by mutual friends and enjoyed a time of light conversation and laughter. Their paths later veered and took them in new directions, but they found themselves on a group trip to Las Vegas together. Friends of friends gathered in Sin City for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Danielle and Randy reconnected and the once light conversation they shared turned into hours of deep connection. When they returned to Southern California, they decided to pursue their romantic inclinations. Danielle invited Randy to enjoy a Mexican meal at Orange County's…
  • Half Moon Bay Wedding : Esther+Jeff

    23 Mar 2015 | 10:54 pm
    Jeff is the type of guy who sees the big picture, plays the long game, gets what he wants. It could be his magnetic smile or effortless charm, but his friends know he's the go-to guy to make things happen. This could probably explain how Jeff approached Esther while she was on a date with someone else and believed she'd agree to join him at a later point in time. And here's the kicker: she did. Esther was dining with a first-time date at an Ethiopian restaurant in San Francisco when Jeff walked through the door. Their eyes met, but they each went back to their respective conversations. Later…
  • Should You Turn Away Business?

    22 Mar 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Dear Jasmine, Have you ever turned a wedding down because of the wedding planner they've hired? I have an inquiry and the client is working with the a planner that makes me want to hide in a dark hole. She was incredibly disrespectful to me in our first interaction, I was hired by the restaurant owner to capture details and environment shots for their site/marketing promotion, before anyone from the wedding arrived. When they did arrive I packed up my gear and tried to introduce myself to her before heading out. She yelled: "DELETE ALL PHOTOS!!!!" "If I so much as see one of my wedding photos…
  • A 30-Day Wedding Photography Course...for FREE!

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:05 pm
    How does spending 30 days together sound? No, really. Would you like to join me for 30 days and commit to starting/revamping your wedding photography business? If so, I'm incredibly EXCITED to join creativeLIVE to bring together an online bootcamp that will change your approach, drive, and--most importantly--your perspective. This course will be broadcasted for FREE from May 18-June 26, 2015, so if you tune in every day, you'll see a new 45-90 minute episode! I'll be covering Posing...How to Get More Business...Lighting...Marketing...Workflow...and SO much more! But here's the BEST part: Join…
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  • View 354: New York Frozen 2015

    Scott Thomas Photography
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Last month I shared a photograph of Taughannock Falls from January, 2013. This past weekend, I traveled down to Taughannock Falls State Park to see how the waterfall was looking after a record number of days of below normal and often below freezing (32 degrees F/0 degrees C) temperatures. What I found was an astounding amount of ice and snow build up beneath the falls reaching over 50 feet (15 meters) from the surface of the splash pool. Taughannock Falls photographed on March 7, 2015 in Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV +0.3,…
  • The Big Oak of Thomasville, Georgia

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    The historic Big Oak in Thomasville, Georgia dwarfs two people standing underneath its 164 feet of canopy. Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/200s, f/8, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 11mm focal length. The Big Oak of Thomasville, Georgia has some impressive statistics. It is over 330 years old with branches which spread out over 164 feet. The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is 68 feet tall with a trunk 26 feet in circumference. When it was registered with the Live Oak Society back in 1936, the tree’s girth was 21 and a half feet. The sprawling canopy of branches of the Big Oak is helped along with…
  • View 353: St. Marks Lighthouse

    Scott Thomas Photography
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    St. Marks Lighthouse at sunset in the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge near St. Marks, Florida. Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/6s, f/16, ISO 100, EV 0, 11mm Focal Length, tripod. So, while many of my upstate New Yorkers are in the middle of snow and extreme wind chills, I have been spending time in Florida. While the weather has not been seasonal weather wise, each day has been sunny and 50 degrees warmer than back home. Yesterday, I spent the day touring the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on the northern Gulf coast of Florida. I saw alligators warming in the Sun, ospreys hunting over…
  • Focus on Epcot Photowalk

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Black and white presets for Lightroom To get the full power of LR4, it’s very useful to use specific presets (with LR4 image processing 2012). Because of the new “image processing algorithm”, LR3 presets can be use but maybe not give you the result you want ! Remember one thing, when you use a LR3 preset, the little button let you update the old preset to the new version (if you press this little button, you will be able to convert your preset). But when you apply the update with the new version, you will most likely see some difference between the old and new image (light and exposure…
  • When to Use JPEG, GIF, and PNG – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    If you’d like to know exactly which is the perfect image filetype to use for which images, and save a lot of space and bandwidth in the process while maintaining a quality image, check out the handy reference below for the facts. Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com
  • Infrared photography : 10 stunning pictures !

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Thumbnail picture is  All rights reserved by  David.Keochkerian  Infrared Photography In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Film is usually sensitive to visible light too, so an infrared-passing filter is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible…
  • Before there was Photoshop – film photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Watch Konrad Eek work up a print using only darkroom techniques. Join lynda.com as we celebrate 25 years of Photoshop with inspiring stories from luminaries who have helped shape the most prolific design tool of our time. Source :  Linda.com  
  • The History of the Camera

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:15 pm
    The History of the Camera Infographic Cameras have come more than a long way since their ancient beginnings. This infographic reveals the milestones in photography and cameras that got us to the remarkable level of photo-sharing that we are at today.   The History of the Camera infographic by spacechimpmedia.
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Why Do They Want To Keep Your Wedding Photos Boxed Into Their "Mold"?

    G.E. Masana
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    And why do they want you to “copy cat” all the other brides? Breaking news: They’ve finally redefined the word “unique” to make it mean “ordinary” and “typical” – when it comes to your wedding photos. I was looking at a popular well known wedding site and they were asking a NYC wedding photographer how a bride can get unique photos of her day. Her professional advice? Find a “really cool graffiti wall.” And, “stand in front of it”. Seriously? Isn’t this graffiti wall thing a shot we’ve ALL seen…
  • To See Each Other Before For Wedding Photographs Or Not?

    G.E. Masana
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    There’s one big truth about the question of “should we see each other before the ceremony” which never gets talked about – but makes a huge difference for the wedding couple. And it’s not about making more time for the cocktail hour or anything like that. No, it’s about something way bigger. Something way more meaningful to the couple. Two things, actually. So I’ve pointed them both out in this article. I saw this in action at this wedding. The bride and groom were not going to see each other prior to the ceremony but at the very last minute had a change of heart. And they had…
  • The Power Of One Singular Photo

    G.E. Masana
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Were you to ask all your married friends if their wedding photographer assembled the bridesmaids for a group shot in front of the house before they left for the wedding, many of them would undoubtedly say yes. It’s a very common standard shot. But it can rob you of something extremely special in your life. No, it’s not merely that you end up with the same routine photo as everyone else (though that’s certainly true). It’s that at any given moment in your life you can either do one thing – or another. And if what you’re doing, if what your moment is involved with, is being…
  • The Reason We Make Wedding Photographs

    G.E. Masana
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    It’s these poignant moments in people’s lives which captivate me as a photographer when I’m at my brides’ and grooms’ weddings. Maybe it’s because of the prevalence of everyone picture-taking that people think of photos in terms of simply snapping shots of others grinning into a camera. But I don’t. That’s not what I’m looking for when I make a photograph. It’s because on a wedding day the depth and breadth of what I witness happening in front of my eyes is not limited to two people grinning for a camera. Never. Instead, the stories I behold encompass many, many little…
  • Bourne Mansion Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Every time I photograph a wedding at Bourne Mansion I come away with new images different than before. There’s always something more to photograph. A big thumbs up to Steven the very excellent Banquet Manager at Bourne Mansion Make-up and Hair Styling: Maria @ Hair Effex Bridal Gown Designer: 2B Bridal Bridal Gown Salon: Kleinfelds New York Cake: Blackforest Bakery Flowers: In Full Bloom Entertainment/Music : Times Square Orchestra The post Bourne Mansion Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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  • DMBLGiT Feb 2015 Winners, Judges and Upcoming Contests

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

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

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • 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…
 
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  • The World of FUJIFILM Film Simulation – Episode 3: Velvia

    photoxels
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
     Images courtesy Fujifilm Velvia. Fujifilm has published Episode 3 – “Velvia” in their series of “episodes” on their unique Film Simulation modes. Velvia (or “Velvet Media”) is a reversal film FUJIFILM introduced in 1991 that quickly set the standard for landscape and nature color photography. If you like vibrant (highly saturated) colors, then dial in […]
  • Intel Security Announced the “5 Habits of Practically Unhackable People”

    photoxels
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    While April 30 is more than a month away, Canadians are already filing their taxes – and cybercriminals are aware. Consumers are using the Internet to look up tips and even file their own taxes online, making it easier than ever for cyberscammers to take advantage. Now is the opportune time for Canadians to make sure they’re doing everything they can to keep […]
  • Canon at 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas April 13–16: Live 4K Workflow Demo, 4K Frame-grab Demo, Latest Digital Imaging Solutions & More

    photoxels
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    This video presents  CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Lens from Canon Pro on Vimeo. Introducing the new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens (CN20x50), available in EF and PL mount versions. At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas, April 13-16, Canon will showcase its full line of professional, high definition imaging equipment for motion picture, television […]
  • Zeiss Offers Extended Warranty of One Extra Year With Online Registration for ZEISS Lenses: Starts on 13 April and Ends on 30 June 2015

    photoxels
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Effective from 13 April 2015, it will be possible to register not only camera lenses, but also ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 and ZEISS Compact Zoom CZ.2 cine lenses online and therefore receive an extended warranty for an additional year. To mark the 125th anniversary of ZEISS camera lenses, the online registration of ZEISS cine lenses […]
  • Canon Has No.1 Share of Global Interchangeable-lens Digital Camera Market from 2003 to 2014

    photoxels
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Canon’s digital SLR cameras include: EOS-1D X, EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i, and EOS M3 Mirrorless compact-system camera. PRESS RELEASE Canon celebrates 12th straight year of No.1 share of global interchangeable-lens digital camera market TOKYO, March 26, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today that the Company’s interchangeable-lens […]
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  • B&H Photovideo Event Space Presentation

    John Batdorff
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    My 45th Birthday Celebration I’ve been a little derelict in my duties here on the blog. After putting so much energy into my books and eBook (5 in 3 years!) I was feeling like I needed a re-boot.  Last month I turned 45 and took a little time off to recharge. Not that I’m sweating getting older or anything, I just needed to take time to eat cake. Especially that peanut butter chocolate beauty Staci made me. But, now Spring is in the air, Chicago is starting to defrost, and my passion for photography and writing are coming out of hibernation! I’ve got a few blogs planned, the…
  • Spontaneity Breeds Creativity

    John Batdorff
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Sometimes spontaneity breeds creativity. We can all get stuck in the daily grind, finding ourselves uninspired, and needing a little kick to get our creative wheels turning again. I don’t know about you, but in the midwest this time of year, for me inspiration can prove especially difficult. The skies are low and gray, the streets are gray, and the ground is even gray as we haven’t had much snow. Plus we’ve been traveling a lot and speaking to libraries and camera clubs to promote my newest book, so we’ve been pretty busy. (ISO 320, f/8 @ 1/750th) This past week Staci…
  • How To Back Up Lightroom Presets

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

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

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

    Dave
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Do you ever struggle with the composition of your photographs? Are you striving to create photographs that aren’t just good, or even great – but truly remarkable images? Do you sometimes feel that your vision and your results just aren’t quite lining up? If you’re one of the many photographers who share these challenges, then we’ve got a pretty awesome announcement for you. PhotographyBB is excited to announce the release of a brand new tool to help you make the best photographs you’ve ever made. It’s our second Rapid Learning eBook – and…
  • How To Quickly Master DSLR Camera Exposure

    Dave
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:51 pm
    If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few ugly shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone in auto mode, determined to make the best of it and learn manual “another time.” So, Why Bother With Manual? Believe it or not, the technical component…
  • FREE Downloadable Guide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos

    Dave
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Whether you are new to DSLR photography or revisiting the fundamentals of exposure, this supportive guide will show you how to make better photographs using your DSLR. The eGuide: Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials is packed with tips and techniques for making better photographs by understanding the fundamentals of exposure. This eBook is valued at $4.99, but FREE TODAY from the fine folks over at Craftsy (our favourite site that provides outstanding education for creatives). Delivered in PDF format, this guide is formatted to be easily printed or…
  • BOKEH: Creating With Shallow Depths

    Dave
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    BOKEH: Creating with Shallow Depths inspires photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. Landscape photography enthusiasts of all levels will learn how to widen their aperture to see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract ethereal images that have deeper meaning and interpretation. A shallow depth of field can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this extensive 122-page guide will show you exactly how.
  • CLARITY Volume Five Now Available!

    Dave
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 5 Volume Five is our biggest release yet, including over 30 minutes of video content! In this edition we explore portrait lighting patterns using both flash and natural lighting, the role of the digital darkroom with respect to lighting decisions, and how to make amazing winter photographs while keeping your gear safe. We also have a compelling piece on one photographer’s transition from digital to film and how it can ignite an even deeper passion for the craft. Readers will also learn post-processing techniques in Lightroom for sharpening and noise reduction, and…
 
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  • The “Best” Focal Length for Street Photography? There Is No Such Thing

    Jason D. Little
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    “What’s the best _________ for _________ ?” Can you fill in the blanks? Even if you stay well within the realm of photography you could rattle off an endless stream of possible answers. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all asked them: what’s the best lens, camera, focal length, aperture? For birds, flowers, fireworks, sports? I understand this sort of question gets asked so often, particularly by those who are in the early phase of their photographic evolution; it’s natural to look at all the impressive work around you and want to replicate what others have done. You figure if you…
  • 10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

    Jason Row
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly so in the digital era where new ideas and techniques are constantly evolving. If you are just starting out in photography, all this information can seem overwhelming. So, today, we are going to take a look at ten everyday, very simple techniques to improve your images. 1. Understand Autofocus Probably the biggest demotivator to a new photographer is getting home to find that their images are either out of focus or not focused in the right place.
  • How Photographers See the World Differently

    Sheen Watkins
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Have you ever thought about how photography impacts you? I’m not referring to the business side but the personal side. Something inspired us to pick up the camera at some point in our lives. When you used it for first time, did you already know that you would have the eye, the passion for photography? Did the desire to be behind the lens occur after seeing one of your first photos or did it evolve over time? Photographers see the world differently. On road trips we see ‘stop the car now’ moments that would never draw attention from 99.999% of the population. On a nature…
  • What are Smart Objects in Photoshop CC and How to Use Them in Your Photo Editing

    Jason Row
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    A very powerful and yet often forgotten function within Photoshop CC are Smart Objects. Smart Objects were originally created for graphic design use and introduced in Photoshop CS2. Since then, they have evolved into an extremely useful tool for photographers. One of their major uses is their ability to allow non destructive editing not only of the images but also of filters applied to an image. In this article we will take a look at some things that you can do with Smart Objects. What are Smart Objects? When you convert an image to a Smart Object, what you are effectively doing is saving…
  • Coolest Photography Links of the Week: Tutorials, Reviews, Great Photography and More

    Toad Hollow Photography
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    The photography world is vibrant and alive right now with many artists and visionaries active in creating and sharing great images online. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching all over the internet, looking for links to some of the best tutorials, special features and great photography to share here with everyone. We hope you enjoy checking out these amazing posts and pictures as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Photo by Adam Bautz Tutorials The complete SEO guide for photographers: 50 tips to maximize your Google rankings & get found online –…
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  • What’s In My Camera Bag: Thailand Trip

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:17 pm
    At this time tomorrow I will be on a flight to Bangkok, Thailand. I’ll be spending a few days in the big city before jumping on a domestic flight to Chiang Mai, where Michael Bonocore and I will be leading a workshop with The Giving Lens. It will be my second time on this trip with TGL to Chiang Mai, and I’m really excited to explore everything again with fresh eyes. As you can see in the photo with this post (or if you read my recent article), I have decided to bring the Fuji X-T1 system along. I wanted to give it a second chance, and figured that a second trip to the same…
  • Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

    Nicole S. Young
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to add a shallow depth of field effect to a landscape photograph using the Tilt-Shift Blur Filter in Adobe Photoshop, and then refine it with layer masking. This effect works best on images that have leading lines, allowing the blur to easily fade into the distance. 1. Convert the Layer to a Smart Object I will start with my photo opened up inside of Photoshop CC. When I add filters to images, such as the Blur Lab filter in Adobe Photoshop, I want to make sure that I am also working…
  • Taking a Second Chance with the Fuji X-T1

    Nicole S. Young
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:54 am
    Not long ago, I purchased a Fuji X-T1. At first, I was in love. The retro feel, knobs I could change exposure settings with (I’m not much of a fan of all-digital settings), and the fact that it was just so small made it the perfect walk-around camera. I mostly used it at the local farmers market and to photograph my food at restaurants. It was so nice to have a camera on me but didn’t feel like I was carrying a camera. Then, later in the summer, I went to Grand Teton National Park. I brought my new Fuji setup along with me to see how it fared as a landscape camera. The next…
  • New Release! The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    $50.00 Video Training for Perfect Effects 9 I just released a brand-new product today, The Complete Guide to Perfect Effects! As many of you know, I’m a fan of onOne and have created training on their products in the past. This comprehensive video course is a project I have been working on for some time and am super excited to finally release it to you.x Save 50% with the code PERFECT50! Update: This coupon code is currently expired. For the first week you can get this video course for a whopping 50% off! Use the discount code PERFECT50 to get your discount. Discount offer ends…
  • Want Great Travel Photos? Get up Early!

    Nicole S. Young
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a “morning person”, but when I travel my alarm is almost always set to wake me up before the sun rises. Whether it’s to photograph landscapes and nature, or to walk through a less-crowded market, I always find that time is on my side when I get up early. Here are some of the reasons that I’m keen on early days for photographers: 1. You see a “different” side of the area you’re visiting My trip to Vietnam was one of my first experiences with walking the…
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Create a faded photo effect in five steps

    Matt Bennett
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Final photo 1. Background and photo Step 1 Load up your background and a texture. Open both files then drag and drop the background on top of the texture. 2. Set some grain Step 2 Convert the background layer into a Smart Object and run the Camera RAW filter. In the Camera RAW dialog box, go to the Effects tab and set Grain: 65, Size: 62 and Roughness: 86. Slide the Vignette amount up to 82. 3. Apply blur Step 3 The Camera RAW filter add a realistic film grain to the image, but the effect is a but too sharp to be believable. To counteract this, use a Gaussian Blur filter set to 2.5 pixels. 4.
  • Find great shooting locations with Great Days Out app

    laurenscott
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:42 am
    How It Works, the popular science and technology magazine, today announced the launch of its latest innovative and free mobile app, Great Days Out.   It’s designed to highlight interesting and unusual places in the UK that guarantee a ‘great day out,’ and could prove to be an invaluable tool for the photographer looking for their next shooting location!   The app showcases thousands of places, from art galleries and castles, to palaces, parks, National Trust and English Heritage centres, zoos, railways, cathedrals and much more. Photographers using the app will be spoilt…
  • See your artwork displayed at MCM London Comic Con

    laurenscott
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:04 am
    To celebrate the release of MAD MAX: FURY ROAD on May 14, in association with Warner Bros. Pictures and MCM London Comic Con, Photoshop Creative magazine are giving you the chance to show off your creative skills in the ultimate fan artwork competition. The challenge is to design an alternative poster that will be judged by the director, George Miller himself, and also displayed at MCM London Comic Con on 22-24 May 2015. THE PRIZE! Not only will the winning poster be displayed at MCM London Comic Con, but the winner will also win a trip to London with an overnight stay and two tickets to…
  • 4 ways to be a great photography assistant

    laurenscott
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    One of the nest ways of entering the industry is by earning your stripes as an assistant photographer. It’s a way of learning from the best, developing your personal style and building your own confidence. Here are the four unspoken rules of assisting, and a way to make sure you make the best impression. Be alert Try to anticipate what the photographer will need before they actually do. By knowing their equipment inside-out you’ll be able to expertly assemble and safely store the gear. Never leave it unattended on a location shoot. No self-promotion When working for another…
  • Todays Eclipse by John Baird

    laurenscott
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    This week the star image on the DP gallery goes to John Baird, for his shot of the solar Eclipse last week. While the cloudy weather meant many spectators missed out on a view of the eclipse, John managed to shoot this impressive spectacle from Warrington, England. Using a focal length of 400mm and narrow aperture, the edges of the sun are super sharp. We absolutely love the atmosphere from the clouds, and the rule of thirds lends a strong compositional symmetry to the shot – Well done John! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the…
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  • Final Copies of Our Fine Art Book Available + A Seaworthy Sale!

    Lauren Lim
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes! Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly! And now that we’re down to the last copies, we wanted to…
  • 7 Things I Do When I Get Back From A Photography Trip

    Rob Lim
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Do you have a routine for getting back on your feet after an exciting photography adventure? We recently returned from a trip to Kauai, Hawaii and here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple days. 1. Import and Backup Keeping your photos safe is the number one priority! My backup workflow actually starts while we’re still traveling. I’ll save the details of our travel workflow for another post, but basically by the end of the trip I already have all the photos from the trip on a portable hard drive along with a temporary Lightroom catalog that was used during the trip. When we…
  • And the Winner of the Peak Design Pro Strap Pack Is…

    Lauren Lim
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Last week we wrapped up an awesome giveaway for a Pro Strap Pack from Peak Design, and wanted to announce our lucky winner! A huge congrats to our winner, Dallas – we hope you dig those new camera straps! And an equally huge thank you to everyone who entered! We’re going to keep the exciting giveaways rolling, so don’t disappear! And if you’re not already a member, make sure to join our Explorers Club (it’s free!) so we can email you to let you know when the next giveaway is up and running! Have a happy day, friend! Lauren & Rob The post And the Winner of the…
  • The Photography Advice I Give Every Time

    Lauren Lim
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    Whether I’m talking to a seasoned pro, or a friend with a point-and-shoot camera, there’s one piece of photography advice that I always give before they go on a trip, to a big event, or are about to embark on a photographically-rich experience: Take more photos than you think you need. It’s astounding how quickly we habituate to the amazing things around us.  After just a few days in a new city things start to feel familiar, and we stop seeing everything as brand new and worthy of a photo. Near the end of the night at a wedding the cameras are tucked away, no longer…
  • Review: Slide Neckstrap & Clutch Handstrap

    Rob Lim
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out… The story begins when the kind folks from Peak Design got in touch to see if we wanted to check out their Slide neck strap and Clutch hand strap. We get a lot of inquiries like this, and don’t have time to…
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  • The Dark Heart Of Photography?

    Robert Godden
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    The old maxim ‘The camera never lies’ appears in recent weeks to have gone from being the photojournalist’s badge of trustworthy, evidential pride to a metaphysical conundrum.Related Posts:Photography and the Art of SeeingAn Afternoon with Robert Zhao at the Institute of Critical…Invisible Interview: Lam Yik Fei, Hong KongQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 8: Moving from Film…Tay Kay Chin’s Unphotographable(Visited 3,679 times, 3,702 visits today)
  • Jannatul Mawa: Invisible Boundaries and Class Dynamics

    Kevin WY Lee
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:13 am
    Mawa created ‘Close Distance', typological portraits of middle-class housewives and their domestic helpers, especially for her community and others in privileged positions in Dhaka’s educated middle-class.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Close Distance, by Jannatul MawaChoosing Chobi MelaPhoto Essay: Helper Lover, by Thomas LeeGetting Personal with Sohrab Hura – An interview with…Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle(Visited 97 times, 99 visits today)
  • Portraits from Singapore with Love

    Kevin WY Lee
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    On a little street called Kerbau Road in Little India, stands Sajeev Digital Photo Studio, a quaint little photo studio run by 49 year old photographer K. Sajeev Lal with his wife Sheeja Shaj.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Ulan Bator Ger Community Photo Studio, by LauraMaleonn: The Boy with the Magic BrushInvisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 3IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 17: SAMSUL ALAM…Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 8: Moving from Film…(Visited 2,290 times, 314 visits today)
  • Paul Yeung: Toothpicks and fairytales at the Food Fair

    IPA
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:47 pm
    There was a well-known Chinese romance story about a cowherd (Niulang) and a weaver girl (Zhinu). One day, the young cowherd Niulang met a beautiful girl, Zhinu, the seventh daughter of the Goddess.Related Posts:Paul Yeung, A Fragrant Fascination with Fairs in Hong KongPhoto Essay: Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir, by Paul YeungPhoto Essay: The Flower Show, by Paul YeungPhoto Essay: Dear Love, by Salma Abedin PrithiIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…(Visited 213 times, 58 visits today)
  • 2nd FOCUS Photography Festival opens in Mumbai

    IPA
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    FOCUS Photography Festival Mumbai opens their second edition from 12th to 26th March 2015.Related Posts:The 8th Angkor Photo Festival wants your work!Choosing Chobi MelaPhoto Festivals Asia Watch List 2015“Making images is maybe 10 percent of my work.”…The Past is the Present: A Workshop with Pablo Bartholomew(Visited 319 times, 15 visits today)
 
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  • Better Black and White Photos with Topaz

    Richard Davis
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Yamaha with Vance&Hines Silencer, Topaz Black and White Effects This is a short article on better black and white photos with Topaz Black and White Effects. Why Black and White? We live in a world of color so why black and white photos? Perhaps it’s because the older among us grew up with them in the newspapers and with black and white TVs. Maybe it’s because so many images are color these days that black and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 8, April 12, 1943

    Richard Davis
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is the last in my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No help yet, very (unreadable) cold nite. Ripslinger’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No entry made. Monday April 12 was the last day that Toner made an entry in his diary and it was a single sentence. According to Walker, Toner’s diary was found in the pocket of a rolled up set of flight coveralls.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 7, April 11, 1943

    Richard Davis
    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: SUNDAY, April 11, 1943 Still waiting for help, still praying, eyes bad, lost all our wgt. aching all over, could make it if we had water; just enough left to put our tongue to, have hope for help very soon, no rest, still same place. Ripslinger’s Diary: SUNDAY, April 11, 1943 Palm Sun. Still struggling to get out of dunes and find…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 6, April 10, 1943

    Richard Davis
    8 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: SATURDAY, April. 10, 1943 Still having prayer meetings for help. No signs of anything, a couple of birds; good wind from N. Really weak now, can’t walk, pains all over, still all want to die. Nites very cold, no sleep. Ripslinger’s Diary: SATURDAY, April. 10, 1943 Walked all day and night. Suggested Guy, Moore and I make out alone.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 5, April 9, 1943

    Richard Davis
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 Shelley, Rip, Moore separate and try to go for help, rest of us all very weak, eyes bad. Not any travel, all want to die, still very little water. nites are about 35, good N. wind, no shelter, 1 parachute left. Ripslinger’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 5th day out & we all thought we’re gone. All wanted…
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  • Wedding Photography

    Robert
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Most expert photographers will let you know that the most stressful occasion you can ever photo is a wedding. Ideal for the vast majority, this occasion can’t be rehashed or restaged, so its critical to hit the nail on the head. Plan ahead, recover your supplies and up batteries prepared and be arranged to be adaptable. In the matter of the formal wedding shots, albeit the vast majority will need the standard family line up pictures, recall to be innovative. Detract your lady and man of the hour from the disturbance and spot them inside by a major window or where there is a bit of…
  • CityScape Photography

    Robert
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    The majority of us will live in huge city. Amongst the cement and tall structures there is a chance to catch the cityscapes from an intriguing edge; at evening time. When it gets dim in a city, the manufactured lights go ahead and make the open door for some shocking shots. Night photography is a test, and frequently experimentation is the way to achievement. It is conceivable to handhold a cam and still shoot around evening time yet this may oblige a more extensive gap, a higher ISO rating and some glimmer with the goal that the pictures don’t get to be blurry. A tripod is obliged when…
  • Photographing Your Newborn

    Robert
    8 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Infant photography can appear like a frightening field of photography. It’s one thing to photo scenes or stance grown-ups who take guideline, however living up to expectations with something as delicate and eccentric as an infant can draw out the tension in even the most prepared photographic artist. Child Photography : Everyone loves infant and we want to catch photography with them. Despite the fact that we need to hold up for the brilliant minute and valuable shot we are prepared since it is truly astounding and makes you cheerful. It sets aside part of time for the exactness the…
  • Early Photography and Photojournalism

    Robert
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:48 pm
    NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS venture to every part of the globe to report the magnificence and differing qualities of its more distant ranges. The pictures they bring home stir our longing to investigate, comprehend, and preserve the common world for the eras that will tail us. Through today’s technology, photos may be made and saw immediately and transmitted through online media entrances. These are important assets for offering encounters and data rapidly, yet for the most dynamic and exact presentation of nature, nothing adversaries a huge configuration print. Like a painted creation, a…
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  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, March 27, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #57SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Thursday, March 26, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, March 26, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #114SILK ROAD #114:   By 1998, we had completed quite a few #embroideries, and I felt we finally had enough work to show what we were trying to accomplish. Zhang was very eager to have the work more…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, March 25,…
 
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    PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple

  • How to Analyze Your Photography (4 Simple Steps)

    rajibmukherjee
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Introspection and self-analysis is an essential aspect to develop as a photographer. This leads to a realization of the mistakes that one is committing and that realization in turn leads one to improve in his work. But often an individual doesn’t have what it takes to be a staunch critique of one’s own work. It […] The post How to Analyze Your Photography (4 Simple Steps) appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Simple Tips to Produce Low-key Images

    rajibmukherjee
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    A very simple technique that allows you to produce interesting images is the low-key treatment. It is actually a combination of lighting technique, choice of background and color of clothes as well as entails the use of a very specific law in physics, known as the inverse square law. Low-key treatment or lighting setup isn’t […] The post Simple Tips to Produce Low-key Images appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Travel Photography | How To Capture Unforgettable Moments

    rajibmukherjee
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    India is a feast for your senses. It is a visual, cultural, aesthetic and culinary treat like you have never ever experienced. It is a nation that is a unique blend of languages, believes, practices, architecture and religious believes. Speaking of religious believes, religion assumes an integral part in the lives of her people, something […] The post Travel Photography | How To Capture Unforgettable Moments appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Depth of Field (How, What, & When)

    rajibmukherjee
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:23 pm
    As a beginner photographer you may have been introduced to the term depth of field. This is one of those terms that you are likely going to hear quite a lot and will deal with regularly in your photograph. Playing with depth of field, no doubt, will become an important part of your photography. Definition […] The post Depth of Field (How, What, & When) appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Why Do You Need a Neutral Density Filter?

    rajibmukherjee
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The neutral density (ND) filter is second in importance to only the circular polarizing filter (C-PL). I will write a separate dedicated article on the importance of the C-PL, which will highlight the many advantages of this wonderful accessory for your lens. In this article, however, I shall be concentrating on the neutral density filter […] The post Why Do You Need a Neutral Density Filter? appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
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    The Art of Photography

  • What Is A Photograph?

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    What Is A Photograph? I think this is an important idea to reconsider from time to time if we are looking to improve our own work. By just that nature of the world today, the definition of what a photogaph can be is a very complex one - much more than it was in the 19th century. We're at a point in history with such a rich tradition leading up to an explosion in technology - there are many possibilities. At the same time, I think as photographers we are sometimes too close to the "forrest" to see the bigger picture. These are some thoughts - would love to hear your voice! Leave me a comment!
  • Four Fabulous Photography Channels +1

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I’ve got some recommendations for photographers on YouTube that I think everyone should check out. I’ve got a cooking channel in here too to expand your mind outside the photography world as well. So in order of appearance: Ben Horne https://www.youtube.com/user/bensdmkII Paul Griffiths (Live and UnCut) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnZh5W8JtXZza8VcD4NwWA Kevin Meredith http://lomokev.com/ Adrienne Stortz – xoxo cooks https://www.youtube.com/user/xoxocooks (check out that spicy bloody mary!) Daniel Duarte http://daniel-duarte.com/ Sponsor: Squarespace.com Squarespace is the easiest…
  • Who Influenced Saul Leiter?

    14 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Recently while researching an episode that I'm working on (Saul Leiter, Early Black and White) - I found an interesting quote from an interview stating who Saul Leiter's influences were. He cited Edgar Degas, Pierre Bonnard and Édouard Vuillard. Saul was also a painter his whole life, though he's less known for his painting work. I'm not sure if Saul knew this, but all 3 of the painters he named as influences were also photographers. I think this creates an interesting thread of painters influenced by photography influencing another photographer who also paints. In this video we're going to…
  • One Photo Deep Dive :: Steichen Aerial Bombing

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    I found a great photograph for a "one photo deep dive" as we haven't done one of these in a while. This image was made somewhere between 1917 and 1920 and is credited to The US Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces, Photographic Section under the command of Major Edward J Steichen. We don't know if Steichen actually made this image or if it was someone in his section. Steichen served in the Army during World War I and in the Navy during World War II. He was brought in to oversee the photography efforts. To this point, military photography had been very documentation oriented with…
  • The Road To Greatness In Photography

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Developing maturity and greatness as a photographer requires years of practice, combined with trial and error to develop your talents. As we talked about Michael Kenna yesterday, the subject came up about Kenna clones. Sure his style is beautiful and minimal. Its easy to copy. But clones will never be more than copies of Kenna. Michael Kenna is naturally talented for sure. He also spent years paying his dues. In fact he wasn't known in the gallery world for over 20 years after starting as a printer with Ruth Bernhard. That's because he was dedicated enough and willing to do what was required…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • New Member Shout Outs: March Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love seeing new PhotoShelter members get their amazing work up and on display quickly with our mobile-friendly, HTML5 portfolio websites. That’s why every month we hand pick a few of the newest members that caught our eye with their professional work and unique site design. This month we’ve discovered a landscape photographer using the Element template to display his beautiful work in a simple, clutter free way, as well as a commercial and travel photographer both using different templates that suit their work. Ray Palmer Name/Site: Ray Palmer PhotoShelter template: Element…
  • Video: Copyright & Your Rights – Straight Talk on the Facts vs the Fiction

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    This week talked to photographer Jack Reznicki and IP attorney Ed Greenberg, who have been favorites in the industry for their no-bull, get-straight-to-the-facts approach to explaining and making sense of the confusing world of legal jargon and copyright technicalities. Together they’ve written the Photographer’s Survival Manual, and their newest release, the second edition of The Copyright Zoneis an essential for every working photographer. Through real world case studies, personal asides, and their clear, plain English speaking style, they’ve gained a following of photographers who…
  • 5 Decisive Moments Captured on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Each week, we compile our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for people who love photography. You can use Lattice to discover beautiful images and also curate boards on topics you’re passionate about. This week, we combed through Lattice to find the 5 best street photographs that exemplified the diversity of the niche as well as harkened back to its origins with a focus on Henri Cartier-Bresson and the decisive moment. Take a look: To start off, we take on a formalist aesthetic with this photo by Cecilia Colussi. The lines, shapes, and tones, reminiscent of both Paul…
  • New Guide! The SEO Guide for Photographers

    Sarah Jacobs
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    When it comes to Search Engine Optimization, the most important question you can ask yourself is: how can I improve my SEO so my photography business is easily found online? The SEO Guide for Photographers, (re-released with the newest, most relevant information) answers this question and gives a lay person’s low down on the oft-misunderstood world of search engines. This Guide will help you gain a better understanding of Google Analytics, become familiar with SEO lingo, and help you understand why you’re not topping the search list on Google. Inside the Guide you’ll find: How…
  • Unveiling New Lattice Features That Will Drive More Traffic

    Deborah Block
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Have you checked out Lattice yet? Lattice is our new image discovery platform to help get your work in front of new audiences. Join the community by curating boards – collections of PhotoShelter images around a specific topic or theme – to tell your own stories. The boards we’re seeing on Lattice so far are looking fantastic, everything from African Elephants, to Lisbon, to Lightning Photography. They really all do an awesome job featuring beautiful photography from across the PhotoShelter community. We’re truly wowed. We’ve been hard at work to enhance the curator…
 
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • GPP 2015 #8

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:14 am
    A slightly unusual view of Dubai creek today, shot through the viewfinder of Craig Marshall's Hasselblad 500 during my Gulf Photo Plus Shoot the Street workshop. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.24pm on 8/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 55mm f/4.0 1/1100 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 5x4
  • GPP 2015 #7

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    I've been down to the mosque at Abu Dhabi quite a few times in the last few years but have never come away with any shots that I felt like sharing until this trip. Of the few I'll be posting I think this is probably my favourite, a shot of the internal courtyard at sunset, constructed from 5 stitched images.
  • GPP 2015 #6

    djn1@chromasia.com
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    A shot of my good friend Craig Marshall, taken during my Shoot the Street workshop at this year's GPP event. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.35pm on 8/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 55mm f/5.6 1/600 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 1x1
  • Masirah Island 2015 #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:16 am
    A slightly silly shot today (of Isaa), but one that captures the flavour of our recent trip round Masirah Island in Oman. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.46ppm on 16/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 16mm f/8 1/600 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 1x1
  • Three trees, Oman

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    I can't remember exactly where this was taken, but we were about an hour from Masirah on our way back to Dubai when we spotted these elegantly arranged trees not far from the side of the road. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.37ppm on 17/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 16mm f/16 1/350 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
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    The New Camera

  • Nikon D5500 Camera at DxOMark Lab

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Nikon D5500 score published at DXO Mark Lab, the score is just amazing and better than any of the present mid-entry level APS-C camera, take a look at the score chart below.The most interesting part Nikon D5500 low light performance is better than  Canon 70D and Nikon D7100 DSLR, As we can see marginal difference between Continue reading Nikon D5500 Camera at DxOMark LabRelated Posts:Nikon P7700 at DxOMark LabNikon D5500 Sample ImagesNikon D5300 at DxoMark LabCanon 1D X DxOMark Score :(Nikon DF DXOMark Score
  • Nikon P900 83X Zoom Demo

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    As we know that Nikon P900 is the only camera in the world that features 83X megazoom lens, finally after a long wait now its time to check out the P900 hyper-zoom performance .. and one word.. it’s unbelievable Now it’s time for demo… Small red-block.. You can see the massive power of P900 optical zoom..The last image Continue reading Nikon P900 83X Zoom DemoRelated Posts:Nikon P900 vs. Canon SX60 HSNikon P900 vs Nikon P610Nikon L320 – 26X Zoom Demo and Sample ImagesNikon P900 Specification Leaked, Coming on March 2, 2015Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Zoom Demo
  • Panasonic GX8 Coming in September 2015

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:09 am
    According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web, Panasonic will announce the GX7 successor on September 2015, the camera will sure have upgraded set of specification and it may also include 4K recording that will sure catch users eye. STAY WITH ON FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOOGLE+ to get live news + rumors 24X7+     Related Posts:Panasonic GF7 Camera Coming on CP+ ShowPanasonic GX8 My Feature 4K, Coming in May-June 2015Panasonic 4K Camcorder Coming in April 13, 2015Canon 7D Mark II Coming on September 5, 2014Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400 Successor Coming on…
  • Panasonic Working on Mass Production of Organic Sensor

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    Finally Some good News, according to French website DChome Panasonic will soon develop organic sensor in collaboration with Fuji, take a look at the major specification of the upcoming sensor The upcoming organic sensor is only 1/6 of the thickness of the current CMOS sensors, The sensor is upto 1,2 ISO stops more sensitive and also features Continue reading Panasonic Working on Mass Production of Organic SensorRelated Posts:Panasonic and Fuji Organic Sensor Based Camera DelayedFirst Sample Image of Samsung Upcoming Organic SensorPatent News – Organic Sensor by SonyFujifilm and…
  • Canon 4K Camera Specification Leaked

    admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    The Canon upcoming 4K camera features 1″ sensor and 10X optical zoom lens inside it, the shape of the camera matches with Canon rebel series DSLRs… take a look at the major specification below… Canon 4K Compact camera major features 1″ CMOS Sensor 58mm filter Built-in Wi-Fi Similar shape to the Canon EOS 70D External viewfinder Canon 10X optical zoom 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 4k video fixed lens (35mm Continue reading Canon 4K Camera Specification LeakedRelated Posts:Canon 4K Camera Coming with 10X Optical Zoom LensCanon G17 Rumor UpdateCanon to Announce a New Big Sensor…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Renaissance Photography Prize 2015

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. Now in its eighth year, the prize is looking to discover talent and celebrate the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience […]
  • Culture Collective Call for Entries

    abhishek
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:29 pm
    Cultures can be anything from a collective of humans, or animals, or bacteria that thrive through various associations such as nature, religion, government, internet and business. We live with each other in communes that rely on one other daily, and we are affected by our cultures whether they are defined by the parameters of what […]
  • ArtKudos International Photography Competition 2015

    abhishek
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Participate in the ArtKudos International Photography Competition 2015, the contest is open for all and entrants have to pay $35 of fee to upload your images… Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: $35 US dollars to submit 3 images. Prizes:  Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at www.artkudos.com. Cash awards totaling $4,500 […]
  • Big Picture Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:47 pm
    The contest will end soon March 31, 2015, so hurry up and participate in one of the most popular contest of the web. BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect […]
  • Photographique Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Photographique opened in early 2008 with the aim of providing photographic laboratory services in a stimulating and inspirational environment. Photographique has always had photography at it’s heart. The entire team are keen photographers so we are very much a business run by photographers for photographers, offering a stunning range of top quality laboratory services nationally. […]
 
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Maternity Photo of Woman in Black and White

    admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A couple of nights ago a friend asked me to take a few pregnancy photos of her as her due date is poking its head around the corner. This is the 3rd baby for them and the 3rd time I’ve taken their photos. However this is the first time that I was able to use my new home studio and lights. We did a bunch of images, some all on white, some on grey and some with her 2 children, but this is the one that I was trying to achieve when I asked her if I could try something. I set up my small strip light and had her face it, about 4 feet in front of her and used about 1/4 power.  Aside from…
  • Genevieve and family photo session at Royal Roads

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    This photo session was booked quite some time ago and we’ve been talking back and forth about time, weather and high hopes that we were going to pull this off before Christmas. This time of year can be so unpredictable but the weather gods were on our side and we had a spectacular full family photo session at Royal Roads on their beautiful property. The sun was setting just behind the trees and the gardens were open. The nooks and crannies of the property are vast and there are tons of areas to explore and sit. Another awesome session done and clients very happy. Busting out the seams…
  • More Christmas mini studio sessions in Sooke

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Just a few more Christmas mini sessions that we’ve been shooting this past weekend in our new studio. We’re loving all the people we are getting and the results are really well received. Thank you all for booking with us. Seana, my wife, has been shooting these and has been really busy. I’ve been focusing on the outdoor sessions with clients, which we’ve been very busy with as well. To book your mini session, running from now until Dec. 24th, please email me at jason@vandervalk.ca
  • Busy with Christmas Mini Sessions

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    We’ve been busy with Christmas Mini Sessions in our small studio, which is fantastic. This allows us to give clients what they need with small kids and not have to worry about it being cold or raining. And a Christmas theme to boot. Grandparents love these types of photos. Here is another Christmas mini session that we shot over the weekend. They had a lot of fun and so did we. This was shot by my wife, Seana. Great captures of these cute kids! Limited sessions available until Dec. 24th. Book your session today by contact me at jason@vandervalk.ca
  • Mickey family photo session in East Sooke Park

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Sometimes you get families that just like to have fun. Ones that just go with the flow, laugh, joke, play around. Well, this was one of them. And it was a lot of fun hanging with them in Aylard Farm in East Sooke Park. We had some really nice back lighting for our session starting late in the afternoon. Everyone brought their smiles with them and some funny faces, but we worked through this full family session and the results are wonderful. It was just one of those sunsets tucking behind the large trees that made this light magical. Dad and son, talking about how this would be a great wide…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Comment bien préparer son shooting photo

    Celine Manceron
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Nous sommes très nombreux à aimer le portrait, que ce soit dans le cadre de la photo de rue avec des portraits volés, dans le cadre de prestations, avec des portraits plus posés, ou lors de séances de lifestyle. Certains se laissent également tenter par le studio. Nous allons parler aujourd’hui des shootings photo, et particulièrement de : comment s’organiser et trouver du monde pour réaliser ses shootings. Mais tout d’abord, qu’est ce que c’est qu’un shooting photo ? Un shooting photo, c’est ni plus ni moins qu’une séance photo (de 2, 3, 8 heures…) autour d’un…
  • Passer de l’autre côté de l’objectif

    Celine Manceron
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Je pense que beaucoup d’entre vous se reconnaitront : en tant que photographe, on refuse souvent de passer devant l’objectif… On aime rester derrière, d’une certaine manière, dans l’ombre… Rester derrière l’objectif est un bon moyen de se cacher des regards, des photos, mais malheureusement, c’est aussi un bon moyen de ne pas garder de traces ni de de souvenirs. En disant cela, je me souviens des mots que j’emploie avec mes mariés. « Un mariage, c’est une journée ! Bien sur que c’est important. Mais les photos…
  • Journal du photographe – Traiter une photo sous Optics Pro 10

    Celine Manceron
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Il est temps maintenant de traiter un ensemble de photo sous DXO Optics Pro 10 ! En effet, on a pu voir dans les précédents articles, comment installer, et comment se présente le logiciel Optics Pro 10 de DXO. Aujourd’hui, je vous présente les outils vous permettant de traiter vos photos. J’avais présenté dans une conférence Lightroom, toutes mes étapes de traitement, que je vais essayer d’appliquer tout naturellement sous Dxo. Ces étapes étaient les suivantes : La correction d’objectif Le recadrage et la ligne d’horizon La balance des blancs…
  • La course aux étoiles ?

    Celine Manceron
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Ces derniers temps, on parle moins de matériel sur Photopassion, et surtout, on ne vous retransmet pas textuellement tous les communiqués de presse que l’on peut recevoir annonçant un nouveau boitier, un nouveau trépied ou un nouvel accessoire… Cela ne correspond plus à notre ligne éditoriale. On préfère réaliser un test, écrire des tutoriels, et vous présenter de nouvelles photos ! Bref, place à la photo sur Photopassion ! Cependant, ce n’est pas pour autant qu’on ne suit pas l’actualité des marques, et tout particulièrement celles de Nikon et…
  • 10 mots à connaître en photographie

    Celine Manceron
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    On a déjà eu l’occasion d’évoquer dans la dernière Masterclass, le langage et les différents sigles liés à la photographie. Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui, je vous propose 10 mots que vous pourrez entendre dans la bouche d’un photographe, et leur explication ! LA FOCALE La distance focale, ou plus souvent appelé focale, est la distance qui sépare le centre optique de l’objectif du capteur (ou de la pellicule en argentique). Cette distance est exprimée en millimètre. Cette focale, c’est ce qui va définir votre…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • The Lightning Bug – Lightning Trigger

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    About six months ago I bought a Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. I wanted one to make my lightning photography easier and safer. No more leaving the shutter open for countless 30-second exposures to hopefully get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It’s great. The Lightning Bug attaches to a camera’s hot shoe, and then it watches not for lighting, but the burst of infrared that precedes a lightning bolt. Point it towards a storm, choose your settings and just wait for the shutter to fire. Your camera will capture the bolt…
  • March Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    The March wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a mountain in the Grand Canyon illuminated in a sea of shadow. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • February Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    The February wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a heron in a wetland near Lake Mary in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • How to select a commercial photographer for your business

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

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

  • Happy Spring!

    Michael Frye
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Paintbrush and lupine near Tioga Pass, Yosemite NP, CA, USA Although spring officially began two days ago, here in California we’ve had springlike conditions since February, while in the northeast spring is just a rumor. But flowers will bloom everywhere, eventually, and it’s a great season for photography. Though I usually prefer to photograph flowers as part of a landscape, sometimes I enjoy doing closeups as well. This image was made in the Yosemite high country a few years ago, with part of a paintbrush in focus, and out-of-focus lupines in the foreground. This technique of…
  • Special Print Sale: One Day Left

    Michael Frye
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Moon rising above the Valley, Yosemite National Park Just a reminder that the special Ansel Adams Gallery print sale ends tomorrow, at 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time. So until then you can get a 16×20 or 20×24 print of this image, Moon Rising Above Yosemite Valley, or Orchard and Sunbeams With Fog, for 25% off. Click here to see all the details, and read the stories behind the photographs. — Michael Frye The post Special Print Sale: One Day Left appeared first on In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog.
  • Special Ansel Adams Gallery Print Sale

    Michael Frye
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    Orchard with sunbeams and fog, Sacramento Valley, California I’m pleased to announce that once again The Ansel Adams Gallery is sponsoring a special print sale of two of my photographs, at 25% off the normal price. The two images we selected for this offer are Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California, and Moon Rising Above the Valley, Yosemite National Park. These two photographs have never been exhibited at a gallery or sold before, although, as many of you know, both of these images were voted by my readers to be included in my best images of 2014, and the Orchard…
  • A Good Year for Redbuds

    Michael Frye
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Redbud, rocks, and the Merced River (April 2002) I had a chance to drive up the Merced River Canyon (west of Yosemite along Highway 140) yesterday to check on the flowers. It’s not turning into a good year for poppies in this area. There are scattered patches of poppies in shadier spots, but all the south-facing slopes look very dry. There are very few poppies near the beginning of the Hite’s Cove Trail, on Grandy’s Hill, or any of the other prime poppy locations. But the redbuds are looking great. Overall, they’re close to their peak now, or maybe just before peak.
  • When Should You Include a Foreground in a Landscape Photograph?

    Michael Frye
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Clouds and reflections, Tenaya Lake, Yosemite Does every landscape photograph need a foreground? Not always. Some of the world’s most memorable landscape photographs lack any foreground – like Moon and Half Dome by Ansel Adams, or Galen Rowell’s Last Light on Horsetail Fall (go to page 2). On the other hand, many classic landscape images do have foregrounds – prominent ones – like another Ansel Adams photograph, Mount Williamson from Manzanar, or many images by landscape master David Muench. So how do you know when to include a foreground in your own landscapes? Ask yourself…
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    Photography Bay

  • YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 vs Canon 50mm f/1.8 II Comparison

    Eric Reagan
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:22 am
    In the above video, Kai from DigitalRev takes the YongNuo 50mm f/1.8 lens for a spin and compares it directly with the lens it is attempting to copy – the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • DJI Phantom Deals End Saturday

    Eric Reagan
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    Several DJI Phantom packages have instant rebates available that are ending this Saturday, March 29, including a DJI Phantom 2 with a Zenmuse H3-3D 3-axis gimbal for $729. Additionally, the DJI Ronin 3-axis hand-held gimbal is $500 off. Check out all the deals here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 50 Optic for $199 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    B&H has the Lensbaby Composer Pro with the Sweet 50 Optic for $199.95 (reg. $299.95) right now. It is available for Canon, Nikon, Sony A, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds and Pentax K mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Samsung NX500 Now In Stock

    Eric Reagan
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    B&H has the new 28.2MP Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera in stock with free expedited shipping. The $799 (with lens) camera also has the ability to capture 4K video. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
  • New Canon 4K Video Camera Revealed

    Eric Reagan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
    It looks like Canon’s upcoming 4K video camera was revealed at an official Canon event somewhere in Asia. The images show a camera that looks similar to DSLR but with a fixed lens. Notably, it is much smaller than Canon’s EOS C100 and other current cinema cameras. The camera has a 1″ sensor and a 10x optical zoom with a 8.9-89mm f/2.8-5.6 lens, which works out to a 24-240mm equivalent zoom range. It also includes built-in WiFi, an electronic viewfinder and a rear LCD. We have previously seen rumors of a 4K video camera for $2500 or less due this spring and recently viewed a…
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  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Zayn Malik

    Annabelle Quinn
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    ZAYN MALIK QUITS ONE DIRECTION Pop star ZAYN MALIK has quit ONE DIRECTION, six days after walking out on the British boy band’s tour of Asia due to stress. The 22-year-old singer jetted back to the U.K. following a storm of publicity about his private life, prompted by photos of him holding a young woman’s hand during a night out in Thailand. KB4/Dan Jackman/WENN/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennphotosfour980912 One Direction fans have been heartbroken since the announcement that band member Zayn Malik would be leaving the all boy group. However, that is exactly…
  • Hot Topics: Yemen’s President, Darren Sharper, and Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

    Olivia Morley
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Anti-Houthi protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against the Houthi militia and to show support for Yemeni President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Sana’a, Yemen, 04 March 2015. According to reports thousands of anti-Houthi protesters took to streets to show support for President Hadi and protest the Houthi control of the capital Sana’a and large parts of the country. YAHYA ARHAB/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive572113 This week, Yemen’s president fled from a rebel army, former NFL player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault, and Sgt. Bowe…
  • Editor’s Picks: Beginning of Spring, Presidential Nominees and Smiley

    Annabelle Quinn
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    US First Lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) reacts with an interpreter (L) as Akie Abe (2nd R), wife of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, laughs during a roundtable meeting of a Japan-US Joint Girls Education Event at the Iikura guest house in Tokyo, Japan, 19 March 2015. FRANCK ROBICHON/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive590348 First Lady, Michelle Obama took a three day trip to Japan this past week, immersing herself in the Japanese culture. She met with Japan’s First Lady while on her trip, in what looks like from pictures was a fun time. Newscom gets between…
  • Athlete in Focus: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Ty Cobb
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Floyd Mayweather, Jr. of the United States celebrates after winning the WBC welterweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Naoki Fukuda/AFLO/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: aflosports176125 During his 18 years as a pro boxing  Floyd Mayweather Jr. has yet to lose a single fight. That record has often been called into questions by Mayweather’s skeptics since he has not fight Manny Pacquiao. On May 2nd can silence them by beating Pacquiao in the biggest fight of his career. Growing up with a dad and two uncles who boxed…
  • Pictures of the Week: Inside 10 Pinterest-Worthy Homes

    Olivia Morley
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Private Residence, Pett Level, United Kingdom. Architect: ECE Architecture Ltd., 2014. Interior with view of countryside. View Pictures/RichardChivers/VIEW/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: viewphotos180339 Our partners at VIEW Pictures have contributed some incredible photos to our collection. VIEW works with photographers who specialize in capturing the most compelling images of architecture and interior design. We featured VIEW in a blog last year, where we showcased several images of architecture and cityscapes. VIEW’s interior design images are just as captivating. Take…
 
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  • Refreshing Innovators

    pmelcher
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:59 am
    In an industry that practically defines itself by its conservative progress, it is nice to see bursts of innovation. As we have written many times, it is almost exclusively outsiders who introduce... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • chronicle of a death foretold

    pmelcher
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Suddenly, out of nowhere, Bloomberg started spewing articles after articles on the sorry state of Getty Images. Three in a row, which is more than they did in the last 3 years combined. Fresh from... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Callaway Cherries

    Moose
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Another location at Callaway Gardens we shot at was at […] The post Callaway Cherries appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Chris discusses how misunderstood sharpening is. Sharpening is often perceived to be a necessity in the digital world. Partially that’s right. The anti aliasing filters and the de-mosaicing process will reduce the sharpness and detail in a picture. By increasing edge contrast, sharpening will increase the perceived sharpness. It will thus make the photo more … Continue reading tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses The post tfttf676 – Q and A and Sharpened Horses appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Chris and Allan (of The Two Hosers’ fame) dissect the rule of thirds and its implications on your photography. What many of you might see as a bland and boring topic that could be discussed within five minutes turns into an engaging discussion of over half an hour. Plenty of new insights here. Show Links: … Continue reading tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds The post tfttf675 – The Rule Of Thirds appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Chris gives you some advice on buying a camera, he’ll look into the specific problems of working with clients who don’t know anything about image composition and it’s time to take a closer look at concert photography. Also another chapter from CJ Chilvers’ book: How to read about photography. Show Links: Concert Photography: a few … Continue reading tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely The post tfttf674 – Choose Your Teacher Wisely appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf673 – The One Thing That Will Make You A Better Photographer

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    Learn what makes us like pictures from certain cameras better than from others, find out about Chris’ new watch this video recommendation, including the story of a picture taken on the top of Rockefeller Center and let Chris hand you the one thing that will make you a much better photographer. New Real York Inside/Out … Continue reading tfttf673 – The One Thing That Will Make You A Better Photographer The post tfttf673 – The One Thing That Will Make You A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, he played one of the most iconic roles on TV and directed movies. And he died this morning. I’m of course talking about Leonard Nimoy. And I’m sure as many of you did, I grew up with him on TV, obviously in Star Trek as Mr. Spock.. and I … Continue reading tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer The post tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Lytro Illum Light Field Camera Review–Take 2–Separating Fact from Fiction

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera No you aren’t experiencing déjà vu, I’ve re-released this article with some new content instead of doing the typical part II. If you are just joining me then there’s no reason to read the previous article as it just points to here now. Intro I’ve been very interested in Lytro’s light field cameras since I first read about them a few years back. Once I saw the NFC championship game shot with the Illum I reached out to the company and my B&H rep and got a couple models sent out to me. In this review I share my findings on both the camera as…
  • REVIEW: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens–One of the Best Lenses Ever (PART I of II)

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:56 am
    Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM Lens Prior to this review if someone asked me what the best lens Canon has ever made was, I’d have to say either the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM or the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM.  However, this review has convinced me that the “best lens ever” discussion requires this lens to be in the discussion as it is simply amazing. We are talking Zeiss Otus good! By now you’ve probably read other reviews that gush over this lens, so you’ve probably come here to get my real world take on it. This is where I usually get flamed for bringing all the love back to…
  • REVIEW: Lytro 8GB Light Field Digital Camera

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Lytro 8GB Light Field Digital Camera (Electric Blue) Ever since I first heard of Lytro, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this camera. I couldn’t imagine how something so cool could be packed into such a tiny package at such an affordable price. However, 5 minutes with this camera quickly reminded me of a saying my parents always told me – “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”. Fortunately I’ve had a chance to review the Lytro Illum, which is a proper camera. However, this thing is the most disappointing product I’ve had in my hands since the Bower SFD926C Digital…
  • Learn where my Lytro Illum Review has moved -

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
      THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN RE-WRITTEN AND NOW LIVES AT http://www.ronmartblog.com/2015/03/lytro-illum-light-field-camera.html   Lytro Illum Light Field Digital Camera   March 26, 2015 Update: I made a mistake Prior to reviewing the Lytro I had incorrect assumptions about its purpose and what it could do due to a lot of bad information I had previously read or heard. My assumption was that it was primarily a camera where you could shoot first and set the focus and aperture later. Videos like this one by Lytro helped to reaffirm that after the fact refocusing was the primary…
  • Big Price Drops from Canon and new Coupon Codes

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:19 am
    Click here to see the newsletter with all of the deals this week. Here’s an example of just a few, but more are included in the newsletter… Canon 5D Mark III Instant Rebate & 2% Reward $300 off plus free extras (1 option includes a printer & case)See my review of this product This offer expires on March 28, 2015 Canon 7D Closeout Sale Save up to $850This offer expires on While supplies last Athentech Perfectly Clear Special Offer Save 10% off Athentech Perfectly Clear with Coupon Code: RONMART Where to order Click here to see the newsletter with rest of the deals this week…
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    Pamela Viola
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
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  • Cuba Cars

    Pamela Viola
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
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    Pamela Viola
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
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  • Life in Cuba

    Pamela Viola
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    For the curious, a few more images from my days in Cuba...© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Cuba Layers I - IV

    Pamela Viola
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:21 am
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  • Colorado Adventures Website

    KerryG
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    As we have been adding more and more content to our Colorado Adventures, and have many more planned this year, I figured it was best that they have their own home. The new home for the articles about what we do around Colorado, please visit http://coloradoadventures.tips. There you will find pictures and videos from all […]
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Aerial Footage

    KerryG
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and […]
  • Colorado Adventure: Pine – Southpark – Breckenridge

    KerryG
    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?

    KerryG
    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

    KerryG
    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 […]
 
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    PetaPixel

  • Instagram Censors Photo of Fully Clothed Woman on Period, Causes Uproar

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:32 am
    Instagram sparked controversy this week after deleting this photograph of a woman lying on a bed, with menstruation blood seen on her clothing and on her sheets. She’s demanding to know why other more graphic or risqué photos are allowed on the service while images of a fully clothed woman on her period are not. The Washington Post reports that the photo was captured and shared by Rupi Kaur, a poet and artist from Toronto who’s currently working on a photo series about menstruation for a visual rhetoric course at the University of Waterloo. The artist statement of her project…
  • Photographers Shooting in West Virginia Reportedly Harassed and Detained by ‘Mob’

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Photographer Marisha Camp and her brother Jessie were recently passing through West Virginia on a nationwide tour for a documentary series when they were reportedly confronted by “a hostile mob.” The residents were suspicious of the photo taking and allegedly harassed and detained the duo until a trooper arrived and escorted the photographers from the scene. Above is a news report about the incident that aired on local NBC station WVVA, which reports that it received phone calls, emails, and Facebook messages from parents concerned about their children’s safety. The messages…
  • Buying or Selling Used Gear on Craigslist? Arrange the Meetup at a Police Station

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    If you’re planning on buying or selling some camera gear with the help of Craigslist, here’s a simple tip: the lobby of your local police station is a safe place to arrange the meeting with the stranger. An increasing number of police stations across the United States are officially offering their lobbies and/or parking lots as a place for people to hold their Craigslist transactions. It has long been recommended that Craigslist meetups be held in a public place around other people, but having police officers nearby rather than civilians can be an even better option. Craigslist…
  • Matt Herron on His Iconic Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery Marches

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    50 years ago, civil rights photographer Matt Herron documented the Selma to Montgomery marches that highlighted racial injustices in the American South and helped to pass the Voting Rights Act that year. He ended up capturing one of the iconic photographs of the marches that remains recognizable to this day. In the video above, Herron talks about photographing the march and how the iconic shot came about. (via ISO 1200)
  • Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shootout

    Roger Cicala
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:36 am
    This ‘Just the Lenses’ article will take advantage of a Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination. Sensor architecture, micro lenses, in-camera image processing and other things affect those results. A third-party lens on a Canon 5DIII will have different results than the same lens on a Nikon D800 for example. Since my company, LensRentals, is into optics, we like testing just the lenses…
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    MyDailyPhotograph.com »

  • Your Name on a Grain of Rice?

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Venice Beach, California – March 28, 2009 Something for the person that has everything… Your Name on a Grain of Rice? Complete with aliens and take your photo with a muscle body….
  • The Snake Man

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Venice Beach, California – March 28, 2009 On the boardwalk of Venice Beach there are many “unusual” characters. When I took this fellows picture and started to proceed on my walk, he yelled for me to stop. He wanted me to photograph him doing his thing on his unicycle. I was in a hurry and told him I would on the way back. When I returned he had moved on. Haven’t seen him since. I hope his snakes didn’t get him.
  • Movement of Spring Leaves

    david
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rosebush, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 28, 2010
  • Walking Malibu Beach

    david
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Malibu, California – March 22, 2009 Well, six years ago today, I was living in Santa Monica. My friend Louis called and asked if I wanted to meet him in Malibu for some clam chowder. I took the 15 minute drive North, to Malibu. We had lunch and decided to go shoot some pictures. This is one of them. One of the things I really love about the West Coast/Pacific Ocean is the cliffs and big waves. The ride along the PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) is one of my favorites. Here are some others photographs, from this day, that I have previously posted. Oh, and Happy Birthday to William Shatner!!
  • Philadelphia Skyline Over FDR Park

    david
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    From I-95 South, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 22, 2011 I took this on Tuesday. We frequently head South to Delaware for day trips of shopping (no tax in Delaware), or just to spend the day out of the city. I would look out the car window and see the skyline over FDR Park and comment on how I wanted to take a picture but couldn’t get a good angle from the front seat. I asked my wife to remind me to get in the back seat the next time we headed South. Well, this time I finally remembered to get in the back seat. Here is the photograph taken with my 300mm zoom lens. Your…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • 7 Videos That Show What It’s Like to Photograph NCAA Basketball

    Forum Admin
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:46 am
    Since H&H specializes in school photography and sports photography, we figured why not combine the two and talk about the NCAA Basketball Tournament! We found some amazing videos that put you right in the middle of the action at NCAA Basketball games. There are even filled with tips that may help you with your sports and school photo shoots. First up, here a news story about a photographer who has been capturing the Final Four for the past 60 years! These next few videos are so cool and informative. Check out photographers using a backup camera to give you a first person point-of-view of…
  • What is a Lean Lunch?

    Forum Admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Lean lunch has taken on a new meaning at H&H this year.  Lean Lunch is not just a healthy lunch consisting of low fat choices, but  it also includes continuous improvement!  Lean lunch is a time that the H&H staff eats lunch and watches videos or listens to training on how other people incorporate lean concepts in their companies.  Then the staff explores creative ways to implement lean principles in their own areas including software development, customer service/office areas, and new product development. H&H began our lean manufacturing journey in 1999 and it has been one of…
  • Talking with Professional Photographer Kirk Voclain

    Forum Admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    Bentley caught up with Kirk Voclain this month and got the opportunity to interview him. This entertaining interview gives insight into photography and business. Learn the three secrets of being a successful photographer and what unique trait Kirk thinks his studio has! Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab — March 2015

    Forum Admin
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    MARCH 2015 Spring is in the air, and so are the winds of change. As we do some spring cleaning around the lab, we have decided to do a little spring cleaning for the look of our newsletter as well. Beginning with the March 2015 issue, we will have a leaner, and cleaner look. Simply scroll through to read more, or link to lengthier articles or blogs. Enjoy! Image above by Ty Fischer   table of contents   specials new products schools and sports blogs education collages on the road again Back to the top march specials   PHOTO COVER PRESS BOOKS   The ultimate press book! This…
  • Using Pinterest to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Planning a wedding is a daunting process! There are so many logistics to manage. So many vendors. So many decisions. In fact, the average bride spends 250 hours planning her wedding. What if your photography can help brides plan their big day, capturing leads before they’re ready to select their wedding photographer? Below we outline a creative way to use Pinterest that targets couples not necessarily looking for your service at the very moment, but who will be in the very near future. Before a couple even begins looking for a photographer, you can provide them with a useful resource to…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Using a fish-eye lens for events

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 3Just because a fish-eye lens distorts the scene in front of it, that is no reason to shy away from using it at events. On the contrary! I've even used it on my second camera at weddings. It turns out I'm not the only one. Gene Ho gave an interesting talk on just that subject at B&H Photo in 2012. The physics of the glass enlarges whatever is closest to it, thus emphasizing it.The great thing about using a super wide angle lens is that you can get really close. At an event such as a wedding or, as below, at an antique automobile show where people expect for…
  • Using a fish-eye lens for architectural photography

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 2In Part 1 of this series, we saw some of the fun you can have with a fish-eye lens and learned what you have to watch out for when using one.As with any architectural photography, the lines and light are the main elements and should be kept in mind at all times. When using a fish-eye lens, however, your lines often turn into curves, especially on the edges of your frame. In the photograph below you can see how the lines of the spiral staircase actually complement the curvature of the framing window, as do the round-back chairs in the café.Café in downtown…
  • Getting closer

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The fish-eye experience, Part 1Getting the big picture at the weekly market in TübingenI'm not the first one to write about the fun you can have with fish-eye lenses. But this is the first time I've written about it to this extent.In June 2012 I bought a Walimex Pro 3.5/8mm Fisheye for Sony and have used it on the Sony A77 and A7 since then. It is an APS-C lens, so on the full-frame A7 you have to set the camera to capture the photo on the smaller sweet spot on the sensor. Otherwise, you get this:The shadows cast by an APS-C lens on a full-frame sensorThe shadowy fringe around the…
  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
  • 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…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • The Doors Of Pittsburgh OR Why I Photograph

    Howard G
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
    I have a fair number of photographs of interesting doors from in and around the Pittsburgh area.  These types of images are pretty common and, in fact, I am sure most people have seen those posters of "Doors Of (fill in the blank)".  But I guess those posters are around because interesting doors are, well, ....interesting.....and fun. They always makes you wonder both what and who is behind them.  It occurred to me that, though I have a lot of this type of image, I have actually processed very few of them. As I started to consider the possibility of processing a few,…
  • How To Change The Epson 7900 And 9900 Printhead

    Howard G
    21 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    As long time readers may know, some time ago I had major problems with my relatively new Epson 7900 printer.  In fact, I ended up buying a new one because the cost of having Epson service replace the printhead was absurd......it closely approximated the cost of a brand new printer which came with a one year warranty, as opposed to the thirty day warranty the Epson service came with.Had I seen this video by Eric Gulbranson, I might have had half a chance at fixing it myself.  At any rate, I would have tried.  So I thought I would share the information.  But here's the…
  • Quick Quotes: Don McCullin

    Howard G
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    "Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling.  If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures"Don McCullinAs my teacher Nancy Rotenberg used to say, you have to go 'beyond the handshake'. This quote further elaborates on that idea.  If I can't feel it nobody else will either, especially when viewers are, by necessity, (since they can only look at a print or computer screen) once removed from the reality I was standing in front of when making the photograph.Subscribe to Motivation…
  • Mesquite Dunes Abstract

    Howard G
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    In my last post I spoke about how making photographs of the Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley required a different "way of seeing" since the process was more about making abstracts than it was taking photos of sand dunes.  Well, while out making those photographs I took a few minutes to see if I could take the process one step further by making abstracts of abstracts!How so?  I decided to try making some 'swipe' images.  These are photographs that are purposefully made into  abstracts  by moving the camera while the shutter is open during the exposure.  You simply…
  • Mesquite Dunes

    Howard G
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    During the workshop I recently attended in Death Valley, the group had two occasions to photograph the magnificent Mesquite Sand Dunes.  The size and vastness of the dunes are hard to describe! The time to photograph the dunes is in the morning or evening when the sun is low in the sky, particularly on a cloudless day.  With few clouds and the sun low in the sky the light is very directional and certain areas of the dunes that are brightly lit are juxtaposed with areas in shadow, drawing abstract patterns across the landscape.Making photographs here requires a different way of…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Madrid, Spain | Madrid Wedding Photographer Denis Cherim

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Denis Cherim, Madrid, Spain Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Madrid Wedding Date: September 13, 2014 Client Names: Raquel & Jose Real Wedding Description Raquel and Jose are a couple of young painters who are in love with their colourful life. They were very excited to do a different engagement session with something special for them. It is because of that we brought some holi powder and made a big color fight. Hope you enjoy with this session full of smiles and colour. photos ©Denis Cherim Wedding Photographer Contact Information Denis…
  • Real Wedding | Baile Govora, Romania | Romania Wedding Photographer Marius Tudor

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Marius Tudor, Baile Govora, Romania Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Palace Hotel, Baile Govora, Romania Wedding dress: Adina Constantinescu Wedding Date: August 30, 2004 Client Names: Adina & Alin Real Wedding Description Adina is a young Romanian wedding dress designer, while Alin is an young engineer. They decided to “move” all their friends for the wedding at the Palace Hotel. Located under the Carpathian Mountains, Baile Govora is a perfect wedding venue for Romanian couples. Having so great energy, the couple and their family…
  • Real Wedding | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer Julio Lopes

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Julio Lopes, Rio de Janeiro Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Mansao Rosa Wedding Date: February 28, 2015 Client Names: Micherle & Leonardo Real Wedding Description The making of the wedding was held at the Hotel Sofitel in Copacabana Beach – Rio de Janeiro – Brazil, and the ceremony and the party were held in one of the most Luxurious Party Houses of Rio de Janeiro, the Rose Mansion. photos ©Julio Lopes Wedding Photographer Contact Information Julio Lopes | Rio de Janeiro wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Julio Lopes…
  • Real Wedding | Hamburg, Germany | Hamburg Wedding Photographer Torben Röhricht

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Torben Röhricht, Hamburg, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Hamburg, Germany Other Wedding Vendors: Catering & http://www.gluecksagenten.de/hochzeitsplanung.html Wedding Date: December 31, 2014 Client Names: Anna & Tom Real Wedding Description On 31.12.2014 we had a stylish New Year’s Eve wedding of Anna and Tom. The wedding location was an old fortress at Stade, near Hamburg, Germany. We were allowed to take the couple all day: From preparation to midnight. A very atmospheric free ceremony was held in the vault of the…
  • Real Wedding | Tel Aviv, Israel | Jerusalem Wedding Photographer Shmuel Diamond

    ispwp
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Wedding Photographer: Shmuel Diamond, Jerusalem Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Tel Aviv Israel Wedding Date: February 04, 2015 Client Names: Gilad & Racheli Real Wedding Description A relaxed Jewish wedding in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in the world – Tel Aviv. Both the bride and groom were great and the atmosphere in general was awesome… Everyone had a great time photos ©Shmuel Diamond Wedding Photographer Contact Information Shmuel Diamond | Jerusalem wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Diamond Images Photography | Email:…
 
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • In the Spotlight: Philadelphia based Photographer Timothy Valshtein

    Pixpa
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Timothy Valshtein is the “creative engine” behind High Wire Photography and is based out of Philadelphia. Timothy has inherited a command over photography from his father and has his inclination to photography rooting back to his childhood. He is currently pursuing his masters in psychological sciences along with photography. Timothy particularly delights in Street Photography but is ready to take up all genres of photography. In a recent interview with Pixpa, Tim shares his journey and experiences as a photographer. To view his complete portfolio, visit Highwirephoto.com.  …
  • Make Your Website Stand Out Among Other Online Photography Portfolios on the Web

    Pixpa
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    “Working in a professional arena, your portfolio is your career calling card.” While references can impress to a certain extent, you will garner little attention unless you can show to the world how impressive your work history is. And that – in an attractive way. The best way to flaunt your impressive work is through a design portfolio website. It is by all means the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. It is also an essential component of your photo-business, especially if you’re only just starting a photography business. But while many designers have their own design…
  • In the Spotlight: Minneapolis based Photographer Brandon Lepasti

    Pixpa
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Brandon Lepasti is a Minneapolis based Portrait photographer. He completed his BFA from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Brandon finds himself particularly attached to snowboarding since childhood, and in turn, snowboard photography. He has been the recipient of the FY 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board along with many other awards and titles. View complete portfolio at brandonlepasti.com. 1. Tell us about the initiation of your career in photography? Did you always want to be a photographer? I was a sponsored snowboarder back in high school. I used to…
  • Get Inspired: Top 8 Artist Portfolios

    Pixpa
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    Someone rightly said that the world is but a canvas of our imagination, but painters I believe weave multiple worlds in their canvas. A painting or an artwork speaks volumes about his personality and imagination. Because of it’s high pertinence in the real world, it is paramount for any artist to document their artwork appropriately. Pixpa’s clean and bold themes give artists full freedom in showcasing their artwork, the way they want. Don’t miss these outstanding portfolios featuring great paintings all powered by Pixpa. 1. Redd Walitzki   2. Humberto Calzada   3. Chadney…
  • In the Spotlight: Fashion and Commercial Photographer Archisman Misra

    Pixpa
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Archisman Misra is a fashion and commercial photographer based out of New Delhi and Kolkata. He discovered his passion for photography, while pursuing Computer engineering. He decide to follow his heart and took up photography professionally with a great support from his family. Along with being a passionate photographer, Archisman is a traveler, a book worm and a foodie. His photographs seek to narrate a story. He tries to weave his works with a diverse range of many forms of still life photography. View his complete portfolio at Archismanmisra.com. Archisman Misra Photography 1. When did…
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    Sixtyone North - Alaska Photography

  • Burn Belly Fat Quicker With Forskolin Extract

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Do you have an excess of belly fat that you desperately wish you could get rid of? Maybe your belly fat is due to too much stress in your life, causing cortisol to be released and resulting in a middle that is less toned than you’d like it to be. Maybe you haven’t worked out in a while and your diet is lacking. Or maybe you just naturally seem to have more belly fat than is ideal for you. Whatever the reason, many people are looking for something that can help them to cut that belly fat back and have a midriff that they absolutely love. The solution may be in supplements that are…
  • Comparing Forskolin with Garcinia Cambogia

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Recently you may have tried hard to get the best supplement to assist you in reducing your weight. One of the supplements that you may have encountered is Garcinia cambogia extract, which is among the most popular supplements in the world. The other supplement which its usage is highly growing all over the world is forskolin. The two supplements are natural and come from naturally growing plants. The supplements have a few known side effects and any healthy person can adopt their usage. Some of the benefits associated with their usage either individually or as a combination include the…
  • How Effective is Forskolin for Weight Loss?

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

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

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

  • Nutirwik Creek Aurora

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Nutirwik Creek, Brooks Range, Alaska. This is looking the opposite direction up Nutirwik Creek from yesterdays photo.  It is interesting how different the colors in the aurora looked the other direction. I can’t wait to get back for more!  I’m going to be in the area for four more nights in late August and early September, as part of a polar bear and autumn color photo tour I’ll be guiding for friend Hugh Rose.  With just 5 guests, and timed to hit the amazing autumn colors in the Brooks Range, I think this will be a great trip.  Throw in more auroras, and it could also…
  • Brooks Range Aurora

    Ron Niebrugge
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Aurora over Nutirwik Creek in the heart of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Another Aurora Borealis from last weeks tour in the Brooks Range.
  • Dillon Mountain Aurora

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    Aurora borealis over Dillon Mountain in the Alaska Brooks Range. Back from an amazing trip well north of the Arctic Circle into the Alaska Brooks Range as part of an awesome Aurora photo tour.  This was one of the first nights – it got better every night, culminating with a coupe of hours of the best Aurora I have ever photographed!  I’ll share more in the days to come.
  • Home and Gone

    Ron Niebrugge
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:42 am
    Aerial of my hometown of Seward, Alaska from this past fall. Well I’m already off – heading North of the Arctic Circle to co-lead an Aurora Photo Tour.  I won’t have internet, so I’ll be out of touch for about 10 days.  See you on the backside!
  • Cactus Sunrise

    Ron Niebrugge
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Anza-Borrego from earlier this week. I’m posting from the Phoenix Airport waiting for my flight back to Alaska.  It was a great six weeks in the desert. I’m only home for two very busy days – we have a unusually large back-load of prints to prepare and ship during these two days – not sure why the increase, but no complaints!  And thanks for your patience! Then I’m off to the Arctic to co-lead an Aurora photo tour with Hugh Rose.  Should be a great trip!  I know most of the guests, and it will be a fun group.
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Fire Island Lighthouse Under a Vibrant Sky

    Chris Corradino
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:16 am
    “Man must behave like a lighthouse; he must shine day and night for the goodness of everyman.” ― Mehmet Murat ildan
  • Blending Texture with Color

    Chris Corradino
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is another in-camera double exposure made at the Planting Fields. I used a close up of tree bark as the texture to layer on top of the flower.  The orchids below were created with a second exposure of Spanish moss.  A quick web search reveals the many creative ways other photographers are using this feature. Check it out. 
  • A Much Needed Burst of Color

    Chris Corradino
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    After the freakish snow that started Spring, it was a relief to find these brilliant flowers, even if they were indoors. I created this look with an in-camera double exposure. The first image was a sharp rendition of the flowers, while the second frame was a super close up of the same subject. The camera then stacks them together into one frame. 
  • Spring Begins on Long Island

    Chris Corradino
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:37 am
    A single blade of grass breaks through the newly fallen snow at the Planting Fields Arboretum on March 21st, 2015, the first official day of Spring. 
  • How to Make Your Backyard Bird Photos Sing

    Chris Corradino
    22 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    Birds are some of the most challenging things to photograph. There are however, a number of tricks you can use to counter their skittish and unpredictable nature. In this tutorial I'll reveal how to go beyond mere record shots, to images that really sing. Read the entire piece over on the PicsArt blog.
 
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    PPA Today

  • Golden Hour Light for Portraits, Behind the Scenes at the NCAA Tournament, Perfect Competition Image: Our Top 10 Photography Blogs from 3/23 - 3/27

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    By Chris HomerHappy Friday! As always, we're back to deliver you a selection of the top photography blogs of the week. From portrait photography to business advice, there's a little bit of everything in this week's roundup. Check them out below. 1. The Growth Of Video (And What It Means For Your Photography Business)BUSINESS: Many photographers have started to offer video as part of their services. If you're thinking of getting into this market, read this post from Fstoppers first! It covers some good points you'll want to consider before you start offering video. 2. Gear…
  • Behind the Camera: Arlene Dicks

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    By: Lauren WaltersPPA is constantly helping photographers be more successful through the benefits, education, copyright advocacy and more offered with membership! As a nonprofit photography association (and the largest!) that's what we do! PPA photographers use and make the best of their membership in many different ways. What matters is to leverage that pool of resource that PPA pushes forth for photographers. Take a look at these "Behind the Camera" videos. This series shows real photographers and how THEY are putting PPA to work for them. Consider how or how else YOU could be using PPA…
  • Competition Critique: Mister Mischief

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    PPA's District Competitions are in full swing and the International Photographic Competition (IPC) is on its way! Entries will be accepted in the beginning of May so make sure you have your images ready.   If you're still on the fence about entering--hop on over and give it a shot! Getting over your fear and entering competition is an incredibly rewarding experience for a photographer--especially when you have your work critiqued by one of our accomplished judges. It's one of the best ways to improve your skills and gain confidence!   If you're wondering what a critique looks…
  • PPA Photographic Competitions: Southeast Competition Now Open, Northeast and Northcentral Results Up, Watch Western District Judging Live This Weekend

    24 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Southeast Photographic Competition Now Open The Southeast District photographic competition is now open! Ring in spring by getting your images ready for the last district competition of the year. Image submissions will be accepted until April 24. Entered works will be judged May 1-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. PPA urges members to enter photographic competition to push themselves to be more, improving their craft and confidence in the process. "Once photographers get over the initial fear of competition, most keep entering year after year and become better photographers in the process,"…
  • Congratulations to Our Newest CPPs

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Congratulations to our newest round of Certified Professional Photographers! These folks have taken the effort to pass the Certification exam, as well as the image submission portion to set themselves apart in the photographic industry. Debbie Andrus, CPP - Camden, ALJennifer Ashby, CPP - Meridian, IDMarina Baklanova, CPP  Albany, CARyan C. Bates, CPP - Vacaville, CADawn  Baxstrom, CPP - Drumright, OKRoben Christian Bellomo, CPP - Carmel, INHumberto F. Boncristiani, CPP - Odenton, MDJaelene A. Bryan, CPP - Pullman, WASandra M. Burns, CPP - Massapequa, NYStephanie R. Carnessali,…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • portrait photography & studio lighting – influences & inspiration

    Neil vN
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    portrait photography – allowing influences to inspire your own style I keep a folder of Inspiration images to which I often add interesting photos shot by other photographers. This serves as an ideas folder. There are hundreds upon hundreds of images. I add to this Inspiration folder, and I also discard images over time as my own style and what I want to work towards, form better shape. I might browse through this and see what sticks in my mind. Sometimes it is the amalgamation of ideas that lead to something new. Even when I try to emulate the style and lighting of an image, there…
  • workshop: wedding photography, style & technique

    Neil vN
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    workshop: wedding photography – Sunday, 26 April 2015 I’m presenting a workshop on wedding photography on: Sunday, on April 26, 2015 at Unique Photo in Fairfield NJ. 12:00pm – 4:30pm   the program description We will discuss real-world practical steps to help you develop and achieve a personal style in wedding photography. We will also discuss photography techniques, as well as topics such as posing and lighting. We will cover various other aspects that photographers can work on and develop, so that they aren’t overwhelmed and daunted by the wedding day.
  • flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 rule and the flash Guide Number

    Neil vN
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:42 pm
    flash photography: applying the Sunny 16 rule and the flash Guide Number In essence, if you know the GN of your flash, then you could use (bare) off-camera flash to match the sunlight, without even metering! There is a super-useful shortcut built into those two simple values: Sunny 16, and the Guide Number. Now, I am pretty sure that when you hear mention of the Guide Number of a flash, you’re most likely switching off already, thinking that it is just an arcane list of numbers – different apertures against different power settings. But hang in there – this is very useful…
  • photography workshops

    Neil vN
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    photography workshops for 2015 The group photography workshops are full-day events – and are a mixture of seminar presentation and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. There is free parking, and it is easily reached from the main highways in the area. There is also regular bus transport from NYC. (We can fetch you from the bus terminal.) The fee for the full-day workshop is $600 and the workshop is from 9am to 8pm. Lunch and refreshments are included! The workshops are now limited to 6 people – and working within my own studio with more equipment…
  • portrait photography – show us a favorite or break-through photograph

    Neil vN
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    portrait photography – show us a favorite or break-through photograph This photograph remains one of my favorites. It was taken circa early 90’s during a studio shoot-out arranged by a camera club (CCJ) I belonged to in Jo’burg. In this photo, the models are waiting for their turn to be photographed in a studio setup, using studio lighting, as well as available light in the large studio. It was a candid moment, as I knelt in front of this model, Megan. For me, this was a transitionary photograph – I was at a point where I knew basic photography techniques. I read…
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    keith pitts photography

  • Shipping Film, It must be Monday | Wedding Film Photographers

    Melissa
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 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. There is something about counting and packing film up that makes me nervously excited on a Monday morning after a wedding weekend. It reminds me of the same nervous excitement I would have the few times I walked across a suspension bridge as a kid. My hands are actually sweating right now thinking of my little sister running across a suspension bridge dangling a million feet in the air on this little bridge on a family…
  • Bentley Projects Art Gallery | Downtown Phoenix Weddings | Featured Venue

    Melissa
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:42 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. The Bentley Projects in Downtown Phoenix is such a great spot for a wedding. We photographed our first wedding here I think nearly 8 years ago and it was just as cool then as it is now. Maybe it’s the loft like qualities of this historic building or the original details but there is something very special about this event space. (It is also one of the better spots to get married in the summer when outdoor ceremonies…
  • Engagement Session in the Snow | Flagstaff Arizona

    keith
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Snow in Arizona? Yes it actually does snow occasionally in these parts. Arizona is one of those incredible states that affords you the luxury of skiing in the morning and driving south a couple of hours and then playing a round of golf and lounging by the sun soaked pool all in the same day. This super sweet couple really, really wanted an engagement session in the snow. As luck would have it, the weekend they had available…
  • We are off to Bali!

    Melissa
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.We have decided to spend the majority of July in Bali this year. As those of you that live in the Phoenix area konw, July is obscenely hot and no one seems to need a photographer! I wonder why! We take the hint and get out of dodge every year. This year: Bali. I’m really excited about this trip but I have to admit that I am struggling a bit with the idea of getting there. I have wanted to travel to Bali for a long time…
  • Super 8 Wedding Film | The House Brasserie Scottsdale | Old Town Scottsdale Wedding

    keith
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:51 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. I just love how weddings come in all shapes and sizes. While the singular quality of getting married is consistent with each wedding, the details of what makes up a wedding day are as unique as each couple. This wedding was no exception. We met this couple last summer over coffee. We sat outside on that warm summer morning and just chit chatted about their wedding – and all that was important to them. We learned about…
 
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    Blog - Ben Neumann Photography

  • Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R Update

    Ben Neumann
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Canon 50 megapixel cameras are now available for pre order. The product is not scheduled to ship until June, but both Amazon and B&H photo have them listed. I have my pre order in for the 5Ds R. Nikon did the low pass filter experiment with the d800 and the d800e. I think the majority of landscape and fine art photographers are going to go with the 5Ds R. As far as studio and product photography goes, I am not sure what kind of situations those photographers will run into, so the 5Ds might be a better choice. Click the links below to pre order your 5D of choice. Pre…
  • Virgin Islands National Park

    Ben Neumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John in the eastern caribbean. I was there only briefly but was able to explore a bit around the Trunk Bay area. Trunk Bay is the best beach and tropical area I have visited. There is only one other place that comes close and that is the black sand beaches in Waipio valley on the big Island of Hawaii. Trunk Bay has postcard worthy scenery with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. During tourist season it's pretty busy but my friends and I didn't have any trouble finding a spot on the beach. The park…
  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here's a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony's A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be the same as…
  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony's sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it Canon…
  • Holiday Gift Guide For Nature Photographers 2014

    Ben Neumann
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:52 am
    Every year I publish a Holiday Gift Guide for nature photographers. If you're looking to find some special presents for the photographer in your life, here's my list of must have gifts for the 2014 holiday season. Wacom Tablet - The Wacom tablet is for the photographer that likes to edit. I love to edit and to me it's all part of the creative process. Wacom makes several tablets but by far the most popular is the medium sized Intuos Pro. There's a learning curve but once you master it you'll wonder why you never had one before. A GoPro - I'm not sure I know anyone that wouldn't love a…
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • Love you like a brother

    Tara R.
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:16 am
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale “Show me.” That was the only thing Mason said when Casper told him about what he and his crew found in the old […]
  • Class reunion

    Tara R.
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:33 pm
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale Sheriff Marshall Mason drove up in the department’s brown and gold Ford Explorer. Disregarding the dirt track leading to Roxie’s house, he left […]
  • A mother’s sorrow

    Tara R.
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:13 pm
    The story so far… Old Wives’ Tale She sat by the coal stove, trying to warm her hands. In her lap was a skein of wool yarn, worked from sheep […]
  • Family resemblance

    Tara R.
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The story so far… “Family Secrets ” and “Reminiscing“ “Send them all home, Casper.” I took the bundle from him, and sat on the floor, cradling it in my arms. “Whaddya […]
  • Farm fresh

    Tara R.
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:25 pm
    It’s been warm enough this week, that I’m going to get my summer clothes out of storage, and pack away my winter stuff. We are past any freeze risk, so […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Introducing … Lee Silliman

    website@rmsp.com
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    For our last evening lecture of the 2014-15 Free Evening Lecture Series, we are pleased to introduce Lee Silliman. Lee has been involved with photography in Montana in a variety of different ways throughout the years – from creating to curating to preserving photographic works for a museum. His approach to photography is a thoughtful one, and his devotion to his process is admirable. And by admirable, I mean he takes an 8 x 10 view camera into the backcountry!  Read on ….   So, let’s start with the basics. Tell our audience who you are and where you are from? I grew up in…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Des Moines, IA this Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:52 pm
    RMSP will be in Des Moines, Iowa on March 28 and 29 as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Des Moines from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. To scout from Missoula, we used Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. And don’t forget that you can make any location feel…
  • Flash Photography Made Simple

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Most photographers tend to shy away from using their on-camera flash and external speedlights. This is understandable given the fact that an uncontrolled flash often causes fake looking pictures with overexposed subjects and harsh shadows. The truth of the matter though, is that flash is easy! Understanding a few simple concepts will allow you take control of your flash and begin to create realistic and satisfying images. Two Exposures The easiest way to control the look of your images is to consider the flash exposure and the ambient exposure separately. The ambient exposure is controlled by…
  • 10 places to Photograph in Missoula, MT This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    RMSP’s next Weekend Event is in our hometown, Missoula, Montana! The challenge of picking the 10 places to photograph this weekend was narrowing the locations down to only 10. All of the locations are near the Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, where the Photo Weekend is taking place, so they are easy to access at the end of the day when you are excited about photography and itching to get out there. Downtown- Downtown Missoula has a great combination of old and new architecture and tons of character. We frequently take students on the streets of Missoula to photograph. Caras Park- The Caras…
  • 10 places to Photograph in Ft. Collins This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    RMSP will be in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 7-8 as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Fort Collins from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep the locations near the Hilton Fort Collins, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a couple of places that looked great and would…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide - 2015 Edition | Neocamera

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our detailed mirrorless digital camera buying guide, fully updated for 2015. This is the best and more current mirrorless guide!
  • Nikon D5500 Review | Neocamera

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Review | Neocamera

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor. Stabilized ultra-bright ultra-wide-angle 4.2X optical zoom lens. ISO 125-12800, 1/2000s-250s shutter-speed, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS. Dual-controls dials and a tilting 3" LCD.
  • Fuji X100T Review | Neocamera

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The latest classically-styled fixed lens camera from Fuji packs a 16 MP sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and a bright F/2 fixed 23mm lens. It offers a unique hybrid EVF/OVF with Digital Range Finder in a highly mechanical design.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review | Neocamera

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The most compact interchangeable lens digital camera capable of 4K Ultra-HD video. Equipped with a 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor capable of 12 FPS. Its class-leading autofocus system is sensitive to -4 EV. Fitted with a 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor and 1 MP 3" Rotating LCD.
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    Panoramic Images of the World

  • Mika Salmi Panoramic Photographer from Finland

    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Panorama of Utransaari 2 supplied by Panoramic Earth Mika Salmi recently joined the Panoramic Earth community, uploading some pictures from Finland. His photography mostly focuses on the areas around Lappeenranta, where he was born, and Joensuu, where he studied Information Technology. Photography has always been a hobby, and recently he has become much more interested in it, learning about panoramic photography and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging in the last six years. Like most photographers, Mika says, “I'd like to think that I've done something right since some people have liked at…
  • Win Camera Gear Worth £3300 with 360Precision

    5 Oct 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Enter the 360Precision prize draw  for your chance to win over £3300 worth of camera gear and software. Open to everyone, this prize bundle is ideal for those wishing to try their hand at panoramic photography.The competition closes on October 23rd 2014 with the winner announced on October 27th.For panoramic photographers, this is one of the most comprehensive, light weight, panoramic photography kit bundles available. It includes camera gear, software, professional panorama hosting and support. But even if you are not a panoramic photographer there is always eBay, so it is…
  • Panoramic Earth Moves to HTML5

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    It has been a while coming, but Panoramic Earth is now moving to an HTML5 panorama viewing engine. Up to now the site has been using a Flash version of KRPano. While this has proved great for several years, Flash is not well supported by mobile devices, especially if made by Apple. As the number of mobile users has increased, so this anomaly has been a growing issue. Panorama of British Museum - Great Court from Stairs supplied by Panoramic Earth For a while it has been possible to render equirectangular spherical panoramic images in HTML5, but not cylindrical. This meant that only part of…
  • Google Maps Goes all 3D on London

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    Google Maps has given London a 3D makeover, allowing us to fly around the city like never before. Click on the Earth view of the map and, voilà, you are now flying through the virtual city as if in a computer game. All the buildings, bridges and landmarks within London are rendered and their perspectives change as you scroll around.London is the latest UK city to receive the new makeover, others include Birmingham, Leeds, Reading and Stoke-on-Trent. So now you do not need to go to the top of the Shard to see what London looks like, simply pull it up on Google Maps and move around.
  • Makarska and the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia

    8 Mar 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Makarska from the Statue of St Peter © Peter Watts Makarska is very picturesque town in the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Nestled between the Biokovo mountains and the Adriatic Sea at the mouth of the Makarska Riviera, it is a very popular tourist destination during the summer months. The whole area is steeped in history, having been occupied for thousands of years and is even written about in Egyptian and Cretan tablets. During Roman times it was called Muccurum, and remains of Roman rule can still be seen in the region, not least in Split which contains the…
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    Ralph Velasco

  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Morocco Interview on Amateur Traveler Podcast   Morocco Interview with Ralph…
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long. Related posts: Interview with Ralph About Travel Photography on the A Fork on the Road Podcast   A Fork on the Road Podcast Interview    ... Travel and Adventure…
  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    RalphVelasco
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
  • Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need

    RalphVelasco
    27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need   Good travel photography is about being ready to capture moments as they happen.  Much of the time things are moving very quickly, and for the most part great subjects and interesting photo opportunities aren’t going to wait around for you to set up your camera, check the settings, adjust the lighting, pose your subject, etc., so being prepared is paramount. When I scout out a location in advance of a trip I’ll be leading is when I attempt to get the majority of my photography done, although I do let my…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • John Barclay at the Macro Photo Conference this Year

    Mike Moats
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    Pro Photographer John Barclay will be one of the eight speakers at the Macro Photo Conference. Oct 10th and 11th in Seekonk, MA. John will be presenting on post processing your images. John will be presenting his Dream – Believe – Create lecture 3 times at the NECCC conference in July.  He’s Honored to be included along with all of the other great instructors including Tony Sweet and Andre’ Gallant. John has the honor as a repeating co-leading this year with National Geographic Photographers Jonathan Kingston, Dewitt Jones and Rikki Cooke in the “See The…
  • Places To Shoot

    Mike Moats
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Check out the Mitchell Park Domes located in Milwaukee, WI. There are three domes, one has a rain forest, one has desert plants, and the third dome has flora. ___________________________________________________________________ Here is my favorite from the Rain Forest Dome. __________________________________________________________________ Here is my favorite from the Desert Dome. _______________________________________________________________________ Here is the favorite from the Flora Dome. ______________________________________________________________________ Website, Workshops and E-Books…
  • Need Electronic Advice

    Mike Moats
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Need some electronic help.  I run into problems at photo conferences with old projectors that run only VGA connectors.  My newer and better laptops have connections only for HDMI.  So I have to use an old laptop that has VGA but the images look terrible when I present using this old laptop and the VGA.  I want to use my newer laptop with the better resolution screen and the HDMI connection.  I bought a VGA to HDMI convertor for $90 but it doesn’t work.  Anyone out there with any experience with this problem.
  • Macro Boot Camps

    Mike Moats
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:41 am
    The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature. Times for the Macro Boot Camps, Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm (SOLD OUT) Comfort Inn, Middleburg Hts,OH, April 17,18,19, Cost $199 (SOLD OUT) Chantilly, Virginia, April 24,25,26, Cost $199 Holiday Inn Express, Milwaukee,WI(near airport) May 1,2,3, Cost $199 Holiday…
  • Hoodman Loupe Sale

    Mike Moats
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    Hunt’s photo is offering a sale price on a great product to help you see you camera’s LCD when outside in bright light.  I’ve used one for years and wouldn’t go out to shoot without it. Here’s a video about the Hoodman Loupe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBM7EZXhbNk&feature=youtu.be Here’s the sale price. http://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/detail_page.cfm?productid=HLPP3M&mfg=Hoodman&show=yes&sp=PFU4f  
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Double Doors Under Lean-to, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Many times, architectural elements are added onto a building to provide additional functionality. On this building on 2nd Ave in Ellensburg, Washington, a framed lean-to structure was added onto a historic brick building to provide either dry storage or protection from the wind outside the double wooden doors with 6-pane muntin windows. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white urban photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Double Doors Under Lean-to, Ellensburg, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G.
  • Deep in the Autumn Forest, King County, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the Autumn forest in the Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Interstate 90 in King County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Deep in the Autumn Forest, King County, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Poplar Tree Plantation, Lewis County, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the Popular Tree Plantation along State Route 6 in Lewis County near Chehalis, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white rural photography project titled Highway 6, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Poplar Tree Plantation, Lewis County, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Sourdough Ridge, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of Sourdough Ridge after an early Autumn snow near Sunrise at Mount, Rainier National Park, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white landscape photography project titled Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Sourdough Ridge, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Abandoned Farmstead, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of old abandoned farmstead on D Road NW in rural Douglas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Abandoned Farmstead, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
 
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • It is still working!

    Olaf Bathke
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:42 am
    Check out this new image from Instagram The post It is still working! appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • nature365 – Jim Brandenburgs newest project

    Olaf Bathke
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    My dear friend Jim Brandenburg has launched a new project. It is an “every day project” from the father of all photography and nature related “every day projects” (Chased by the Light is probably the first of that kind) http://nature365.tv If you want further information about his new project listen to this interview with Jim. If you are interested in Jims work at all you can listen to an interview I took 2011 when he was on a visit in Schleswig Holstein. You need big ears like an elephant to listen to this video because of the bad audio quality. But I guess it is…
  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Everthing must change

    Olaf Bathke
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everything must Change “…No one stays the same!.. For that’s the way of time… There are not many things in life You can be sure of… Except, rain comes from the clouds Sun light up the sky Hummingbirds do fly” Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort. Excuses It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year. I am not in the mood to write much about it. The last time I have published something personal was a family status…
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • A brief view of ruins in Old Fort Campus, Delhi (Capital City of India)

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:05 pm
    This photograph was shot 5 years back when we visited Old Fort in Delhi. It's very close to Pragati Maidan and Delhi-Zoo. There is a huge campus with ruins spread across the place. This is one of the huge building inside Old Fort campus. You can make out an estimate of height by looking at the size of couple sitting below it. More photographs of Old Fort can be checked at - here
  • Candid review of camera in Redmi Note 4G || Gadget Review

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Recently my dad has got a Redmi Note 4G. Recently when I visited my parents in Himachal, I got a chance to try it;s camera and thought to share my experience with the main camera of Redmi Note 4G. In this post, we will only be talking about the main camera of this 5.5 inch device and full review will follow soon.READ MORE =>>
  • Remembering my Life at Adobe and Wishing the Company was into Publishing instead of Software Development - By Vibha Malhotra

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    When I applied for a job at Adobe in 2004, I wasn't really looking for a change. I was working as a Test Analyst in Fidelity Investments and life in general was good. Apart from a good working atmosphere and growth opportunities, the company also provided food and pick-n-drop in air-conditioned cabs. As a young software professional, what more can you ask for? But when I saw an advertisement for an opening in Adobe, I didn't think twice before applying. It was the dream company of almost all software professionals not only in Delhi/NCR but also in other cities. My colleagues at…
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church in San Francisco | California Diaries

    24 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    During our first walk from Union Square to Pier39 through China Town, we come across this beautiful church on our way. This was just next to the China town. This was just across the road and we planned to take a halt before continuing our walk towards Fishermen's Warf.READ MORE =>>
  • LAP Club, Delhi - Like an oasis in the desert

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Few years back, one of my Photographer friends got this assignment to shoot LAP club in Hotel Ashoka. It was the time when club was renovated to host F1 party. Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal owns this club. This Photo Journey shares some of the photographs of this wonderful place in Delhi.READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Polaroid, Kodak, and a Complete Disregard of the Patent System

    Mark Mizen
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    A Triumph of Genius details the epic patent battle between Polaroid and Kodak over the technology behind instant photography. This book is fascinating for two reasons. First, the legal battle is a classic example of corporate arrogance on Kodak’s part. Kodak recognized they might have difficulty with Polaroid’s patents but deluded themselves into believing that all of Polaroid’s patents were invalid. Simple statistics says this is unlikely. Even when Polaroid offered to settle with what appeared to be a reasonable offer, Kodak insisted on dragging the battle to the bitter…
  • Commercialization of Color

    Mark Mizen
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    The Secret Language of Color: Science, Nature, History, Culture, Beauty of Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, & Violet by Joann Eckstut and Arielle Eckstut details the importance of color, and it is disconcerting how commercialized it has become. No longer do we have red, orange, and yellow. We now have Target red, Home Depot orange, and Subway yellow. Similarly, when it comes to naming colors, marketing objectives take precedence over clear description. Could someone please explain why Hope Springs is a shade of burgundy and Dog’s Breath is yellow?  
  • Top 10 False Memories

    Mark Mizen
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Scientists have figured out how to implant false memories directly into the brain. With that, here are the top 10 false memories I would like, starting with a simple request. The Vikings 2012 playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. George Bush’s defeat in the 2004 presidential election. Congress regulating the banking system to prevent another collapse after the 2008 financial crisis. Political reform in China following the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. A tax system that doesn’t reward the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The Supreme Court decision for the FEC in…
  • The Future of TV

    Mark Mizen
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    A quantum apple a day keeps the computer virus away The quantum future of TV may be no further away than your nearest inkjet printer. Researchers have demonstrated the use of inkjet technology in the printing of quantum dots, which are useful in high-resolution displays.  Quantum dots are very small semiconducting structures that emit light of a specific color, with the exact color dependent on the size of the dot. Large numbers of dots of different sizes are then combined to create a full-color display, and with these displays come quantum apples and anything else we can imagine. Now if I…
  • See the Invisible

    Mark Mizen
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Last year, Jeffrey Tibbetts looked up at the moon and saw something he had never seen before: despite its being a crescent moon, most of it covered in the Earth’s shadow, the entire circumference was visible to him. “Oh god, it was really cool,” recalls Tibbetts, who cofounded the independent research organization Science for the Masses. Night after night, he could see all of the moon, regardless of what phase it was in. His daytime vision had also changed: sunrises were especially spectacular, almost neon in their brilliance. Kerry Grens, “Seeing Red,” The Scientist,…
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Show of the Week: Abbey Photography Promo Video

    Amanda
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    A great promotional video showcases your best work and gives potential clients a glimpse of your photographic style. For example, this video from the award-winning team Abbey Photographers in New Jersey, showcases their classic style and some of their best shots. Videos like this can be used to post on your blog, website, Facebook page and more. ProShow makes it easy to make a promo video or commercial of your best photos + videos. With ProShow, the special effects and possibilities are really limitless. It’s what separates me from ordinary photographers. People seek Abbey Photographers…
  • How to Make a Proofing Slideshow for Your Photography Clients

    Amanda
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:24 am
    Whether you invite clients into your studio to watch a video slideshow of their images for the first time, or you send a digital proof for clients to watch in the comfort of their home, one thing remains the same – clients are usually so emotionally moved when they view their images in a moving video slideshow set the the right music, they are often brought to tears…in a good way! Tap into that emotion and lead a proofing and sales session with a slideshow viewing. How to Set Up a Proofing Slideshow in ProShow ProShow makes it super-simple to set up a proofing video slideshow in minutes.
  • New ProShow Theme: Always – Perfect for Weddings & Portraits

    Leslie
    18 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    With Wedding season in full swing, we thought it the perfect time to offer you our new theme and ProShow FX set, suitable for weddings, portraits, basically everything else (it’s that versatile)! We’re so excited to introduce the ‘Always‘ theme – this beautiful new set of instant slideshow effects was co-designed with William Innes, an incredibly talented wedding photographer and Lumix Luminary whom we’re very honored to work with. Guided by a clean, modern and minimal aesthetic – this set of effects shows images and video clips stylishly in their…
  • Tips for Making a Rehearsal Dinner or Reception Slideshow

    Leslie
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The rehearsal dinner is a family-focused event traditionally held the day before the wedding. They come in many forms and range from semi-formal dinners at a restaurant or banquet space, to casual and intimate gatherings at someone’s home. It’s a great opportunity for the wedding couple’s family members to get to know each other (and in some cases – the bride and groom). What better way to add personality & humor to the occasion than a photo slideshow of the bride and groom? ProShow’s automatic slideshow tools make it easy to create your own photo slideshow for a…
  • How To Project a Photo Slideshow at Your Next Event

    Photodex
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Projectors provide a great vehicle through which to display slideshows to any size group. Whether it’s a rehearsal dinner, camera club meeting, wedding or conference, we’ve got some great tips to help make sure your presentation plays perfectly. Hardware Checklist: Be sure and have these items on-hand for a stress-free set up! Laptop for playing the photo slideshow. Cables for connecting your laptop to a projector. (VGA, HDMI or DVI) Laptop power cable. (So you’re fully charged when playing back your video) Screen for projecting onto. Can be a traditional projector screen or…
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • How to Calculate Your Break-Even Point

    Lawrence
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    One of the most important tools in business is to calculate how fast you can break even [every year]. Basically, it means that you have to sell X-number of items before you can start turning a profit. This is different than ROI or ROIC. This helps you: identify realistic goals clarify target audience set reasonable prices target cost reductions In a nutshell, the formula is as follows: Below, I’ll list examples of fixed costs and variable costs. Break-Even Example Let’s imagine that you sell coffee. Your company’s fixed costs (per year), including salaries, is $100,000. The…
  • How to Calculate Sales Volume (Weighted Average)

    Lawrence
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s common perception that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. This was popularized by the Pareto Principle (also known as Pareto Efficiency). There’s also another belief that 90% of the web content is produced by 10% of users (“1% Internet Culture Rule”), which is what Google Local Guides hopes to achieve. However, is there a way to empirically verify this? Certainly! Example + Tutorial I fabricated a scenario below. You can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. The goal is to calculate the weighted average. Weighted Average Explained Imagine that…
  • Building Loyal Followers

    Lawrence
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Recently, a small business owner asked me whether she should give away thank-you gifts for referrals. My response was outright no. I do believe in thank-you cards, but gifts should be spontaneous, such as, “I saw this item and thought of you!” The reason is because of the habit loop. If the reward is extrinsic (quantifiable), would referrals stop coming if, but not limited to: you stop giving gifts a competitor gives better gifts When it comes to competitive strategy, your goal is to create entrenched value. Entrenched value is having a competitive advantage (e.g., inimitability /…
  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
  • Better Marketing or Better Product First?

    Lawrence
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve heard constant debates in the photography industry on whether it is more important to first: have good gear in order to take great pictures or to have good marketing in order to have positive cash flow Unfortunately, these are all decisions of bootstrapped businesses. I’ll tell you that right off the bat that having your bottom line covered is the best approach. You wouldn’t be pressured to act a certain way if money wasn’t an issue. However, I know that that isn’t always the case. Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos? In the sales and marketing world, it’s a…
 
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    Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson

  • Convey Emotion With Your Website Colors!

    StylePeterson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Color gives life and emotion to websites when used artfully. Typically, we learn about complimentary and contrasting colors and the theory of the color wheel at some point in our formal education. However, a true artist, making a short tour of a botanical garden, realizes that these “laws of color” are broken in nature all the time, with very pleasing results. Indeed, those who are observant will find some of the most fascinating applications of unique color palettes in landscapes, and flora and fauna of all types. Our Creator is the Master of Design, and is certainly not limited by the…
  • Mobile Friendly – A Primer

    StylePeterson
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that displays legible, properly formatted, easy-to-navigate web pages on all mobile web devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. A mobile-friendly website is developed with the needs and limitations of smartphones and iPhones addressed in a way that provides a pleasant viewing experience. This includes: Mobile friendly websites are legible and easy-to-read on tiny smartphone screens. The default text size is large enough to be read easily by most viewers. Backgrounds are free of distracting patterns and…
  • The Genius of Design

    StylePeterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Why Good Design Matters Design plays an essential role in every aspect of our lives. The BBC created a series of fascinating series on the history of design entitled “The Genius of Design.” It is a fascinating look at the role design plays in modern industry and culture. This five part series start with the video embedded below.   The post The Genius of Design appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

    StylePeterson
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    The Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, is to my eye one of the natural wonders of the New York City metro area. Hosting more than 4000 cherry blossom trees, this park becomes a spring season wonder that any photographer would not want to miss. The dates for the 2015 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival are April 11, 2015 – April 22, 2015. Be there if you can!   The post 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • Google to Penalize Non-Mobile Websites

    StylePeterson
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:48 pm
    “Your Website Must be Mobile-Friendly.” So Saith Google… Google has made it official. According to the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog, a new search algorithm will be used starting April 21, 2015 to give higher ranking to mobile friendly (smartphone, iPhone and tablet compatible) websites. Mobile devices are becoming the tool of choice for consumer use of Web. If Google does not meet the demand for mobile-friendly websites that are relevant and timely, it will cease to be relevant to smartphone and tablet users. Here is the announcement exactly as it appeared on the…
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    Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ

  • ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy

    Diego Molina
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Hoboken maternity photography & family portraits in Pier C Park, Hoboken. NJ. Our professional photography studio specializing in maternity, baby, family, and natural light newborn photography. The post ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ )

    Diego Molina
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Newborn & family photography in West New York, NJ. Everyone knows that newborn babies are just beautiful and this handsome young infant was no exception. With his adorable petite face and peaceful temperament, his photo session was just perfect. The post 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ

    Diego Molina
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Weehawken Children Photographer, Child Photography session in Weehawken's Water Front Park. New Jersey Leading Photographer specializing in beautiful and timeless maternity, newborn, baby & family portraits. The post Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Newport Green Park ( Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Jersey City Child Photography )

    Diego Molina
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Newport Green Park Child Photography Session. This charming duo of cousins was full of smiles. We shot at a park in Jersey City, NJ on a beautiful late fall morning for a children photography session!. I was very impressed with how well they got along; their facial expressions were stunning! It is always rewarding to photograph kids. They are so full of energy and happiness. The post Newport Green Park ( Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Jersey City Child Photography ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family…
  • The Most Talented Wedding Cakes Designer in Bergen County, Northern NJ & NYC

    Diego Molina
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The Most Talented Wedding Cakes Designer in Bergen County, Northern NJ & NYC. Who is the best wedding cake designer in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area? My Daughter's Cakes owner and cake designer Denise Smith has to come to the top of the list. Not only is she the best cake designer in the NYC metro area but also her charisma and personality make her the person to go when looking for the perfect wedding cake. The post The Most Talented Wedding Cakes Designer in Bergen County, Northern NJ & NYC appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~…
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    Kansas City Sports Photographer | Mark Shaiken Photography

  • Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice

    Mark Shaiken
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Snaefellsnes Peninsula Our last full day in Iceland and we hooked up again with our guide, Villi Godi, and headed north on the west side of Iceland to the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.  The Peninsula is very Iceland, with lots of coastline, snow capped mountains, some waterfalls, and some small Icebergs.  We had the most amazing Fish […]
  • Adventure New Zealand

    Mark Shaiken
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    We find ourselves halfway around the world in a different country, time zone, hemisphere, and day.  Welcome to New Zealand, and my occasional blog of our adventure.  There will likely be no sports images for a couple of weeks as we take in this far away land and meet up with Zac for the first […]
  • four more months

    Mark Shaiken
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:25 pm
    do :: or :: diso is officially 8 months old. I am very proud of the reception the online magazine has gotten from photographers and others and the subscription rate has remained constant. True, Sports Illustrated has not yet called to inquire about an acquisition of my publication, but maybe,  I am not selling just […]
  • Jose Canseco and the T-Bones

    Mark Shaiken
    10 Aug 2014 | 7:53 pm
    August 3, the Kansas City T-Bones sponsored a home run derby featuring Jose Canseco, formerly one of the two bash brothers of the Oakland A’s, author of Juiced (a tell all book about steroids in baseball and his personal use).  The T-Bones are Kansas City’s independent minor league baseball team playing out of Kansas City, […]
  • do : : or : : diso — the first 4 months

    Mark Shaiken
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    do : : or : : diso, my monthly sports photography ezine is now 4 months old.  It has been a labor of love . . . mostly love.  Thanks to Jason Lillie for all the help in making the ezine so simple to create each month that even I can do it without too […]
 
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    Product Photography, Headshots, Portrait Photography

  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Dave
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the “Popular” page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users.This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the…
  • Building Websites for Photographers

    Dave
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    One topic comes up all of the time is the question of websites for photographers and how the photographer goes about getting online. This is especially critical for new photographers trying to enter the business. Even veteran photographers are always looking for a way to build effective, engaging, and business enhancing websites.The answer always comes up in discussions about photographer websites is to contact one of the template site hosting companies that cater to photographers. There are many of them out there some are better than others but for the most part those sites, while making it…
  • Effective tips for kid photography

    Dave
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Doing kid photography  for some portrait photographers is about the same as a mid afternoon dental appointment. We all now … it is hard to get kids do sit still for posing and they are fidgety and well childish.Well … they are KIDS they are supposed to fidgety and childish and that charm is what a  portrait photographer can use to his or her advantage to create dynamic, creative and highly profitable portraits of children.There are a a couple of things that the portrait photographer can do to make the session work more smoothly and (more importantly) make the session a lot more…
  • The Case for Corporate Photography

    Dave
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Corporate photography is a great alternative to videoIn these tight economic times every corporate expenditure must be carefully considered and fully justified.  Often when organizations are faced with budgetary challenges with their events a choice has to be made between professional corporate photography and video services.  While both types of media coverage has their own distinct strengths, we believe that photography is a superior choice depending on the results that is expected from the event.Organizations put on events for 3 primary reasons:MarketingMotivationInstructionThere might…
  • Photoblog-Taking a walk

    Dave
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometimes for me getting away and enjoying my favorite hobby is just necessary. A professional photographer is always thinking about the next images that he is going to create for a client .  For me that getting away time is going somewhere and , well, taking some pictures. Photography for the sake of Photography I find relaxing .  Just a guy and his Nikon. No clients involved and no expectation of creating “marketable” work. Just some images for the PhotoblogYesterday was one of those days.  I just needed away. Away from the computer. Away from the demands of running a…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Just the Lenses: The Great 200mm Shoot Out

    Roger Cicala
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:40 am
    For those of you who haven't read our 'Just the Lenses' posts before, these take advantage of our Trioptics Imagemaster optical bench to compare lenses from different camera mounts with no camera involved. Why is that different? Because all other forms of testing (DxO, Imatest, or even photography) tests the camera-lens combination. Sensor architecture, micro lenses, in-camera image processing and other things affect those results. A third-party lens on a Canon 5DIII will have different results than the same lens on a Nikon D800 for example. Our Trioptics Imagemaster MTF Station Since we're…
  • Visit Us At NAB!

    Sarah
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:55 am
      Register by March 27th and Attend for Free We'll be at the 2015 NAB Show, April 11th-16th. Stop by Booth #C10418 or our table outside of Post | Production World and get our show special: $250 off any rental order of $750 or more. Register using code LV8838 and attend the show for free! Sign-up for an Invitation and Party with Us We'll be hosting a private event for our customers during NAB week (details TBA). If you're attending please let us know and sign-up for an invitation. We'd love to spend time with you! Party With Us at NAB! indicates required Email Address
  • A Quick Zoom Variation Demonstration

    Roger Cicala
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Sometimes I put up posts basically because I find myself answering the same email over-and-over. One of the emails I get a lot is: "I want the best copy of the xxxx zoom lens." People get irritated because my response is usually something like this: Which focal length do you want the best copy at? The long end, short end, or in the middle? By best copy do you want the highest center MTF, the best corners and edges, or is the middle of the image the most important to you? Or do you want the one with the flattest field? And again, at which focal length do you want whatever is the most important…
  • SLR Magic's 50mm APO HyperPrime Cine T2.1 MTF Tests

    Roger Cicala
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
          Zeiss 50mm CP.2 and SLRMagic 50mm T2.1 About a year ago, Andrew from SLR Magic came and spent a couple of days in our lab, testing some of the SLR Magic lenses and getting input on improving the optical adjustments on their lenses. At the time Andrew made it clear their company wanted to up their quality and compete with the better lenses on the market. He contacted me a couple of weeks ago to let me know he was sending a copy of their new 50mm APO T2.1 Cine lens for optical bench testing. During our conversation it became very obvious that Andrew was very comfortable…
  • Canon EF 11-24mm F/4 vs. Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8

    Sarah
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    The new Canon 11-24mm f/4  is their widest ever beast of a zoom. Roger has tested it and said it's as sharp as we had hoped, but I wanted to know how it looked in a real world comparison with the other beautifully bulbous ultra wide, the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8.   Canon 11-24mm on a 5DmkIII & Nikon 14-24mm on a D750 All images shot at ISO 100 with center point focus. Canon 11-24mm @14mm F/4    Nikon 14-24mm @14mm f/4   Pretty close, huh?  The Nikon 14-24mm has been regarded for a long time as the sharpest wide zoom available so it's pretty exciting to see the new Canon…
 
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    Art Wolfe

  • Meisterhaft getarnt: Von der Kunst nicht gesehen zu werden

    Art Wolfe
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:56 am
    Täuschung und Tarnung werden häufig eingesetzt, wenn es darum geht, als Spezies zu überleben, und oft besteht die Überlebenstaktik darin, sich einfach unsichtbar zu machen. Art Wolfe, einer der bedeutendsten Naturfotografen unserer Zeit, fotografierte über mehrere Jahrzehnte hinweg Tiere auf der ganzen Welt, die die Kunst der Tarnung perfekt beherrschen. Ein Gepard verschwindet im hohen Gras, ein Rotfuchs löst sich im herbstlichen Wald scheinbar auf, und was wie eine zarte Orchidee aussieht, entpuppt sich als räuberische Fangschrecke. In magischen Suchbildern für große und kleine…
  • Crossing the Antarctic Circle: Photography Workshop – January 2016

    Art Wolfe
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Start next year on a high note! It is exhilarating – the first moment you step off the ship. Suddenly there is nothing between you and Antarctica. Hundreds of miles of land, snow and ice. You get a sense of how early explorers must have felt stepping off into this vast wilderness – the thrill of the unknown: the adrenaline rush of true exploration, adventure and awesome photography. It is one thing to visit a place but it is another to immerse yourself in it. To not just see the sights but to understand the history, get to know the wildlife and come home with many iconic photos and…
  • Por El Planeta photo competition deadline March 27!

    Art Wolfe
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    There are five more days to enter your photos to the Por El Planeta Photo Competition, with a grand prize of $100,000 to be put toward a conservation photo project. Por el Planeta is not just a photography contest, it’s a movement seeking to transform our relationship with the planet and its wildlife. The competition was born out of a desire to reaffirm narrative photography as a powerful tool that encourages nature conservation and generates an appreciation for biodiversity. “We believe photography is more than just light, beautiful pictures or perfect proportions,” said award-winning…
  • India: Jawai and Jodhpur March 2015

    Art Wolfe
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:21 am
    Most recent photos from Art in Rajasthan!
  • Tales By Light Premiering May 24th!

    Art Wolfe
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
      Last year I traveled extensively with cinematographer Abraham Joffe and the Untitled Films Works crew, filming in East Africa, Papua New Guinea, Alaska and here in Seattle. This work has come to fruition in “Tales By Light” produced by Canon Australia and National Geographic Channel. I am a featured photographer along with Darren Jew, Richard I’Anson, Peter Eastway and Krystle Wright. The series premiers May 24th in Australia on National Geographic Channel. (See the media release for more information.)
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • Home for Dinner

    Tim Stanley
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I guess this is a good thing. A die-hard, business person would look at this and see an empty office complex. They might think that business is going undone and profits are being lost. What a waste. But others might see the late hour and the empty lot, meaning that workers were home enjoying dinner with their families. […]The post Home for Dinner appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Yesterday and Tomorrow

    Tim Stanley
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    If we could speed up time (without the negative effect of growing old) it would be interesting to see how things would change. How tall and large will our cities grow? How will technology change us? Will mankind find a healthy balance with our environment? Will we ever get along and live in peace. I can pose a guess […]The post Yesterday and Tomorrow appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Colorful Mix

    Tim Stanley
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Sometimes just walking around downtown affords an interesting view to capture. Not that this scene is especially breathtaking, but I thought the colors of the evening, downtown buildings and headlights came together for a good mix. This was downtown Houston in December, when City Hall was lit up for Christmas.  The post Colorful Mix appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • The Samurai Warrior Gallery

    Tim Stanley
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One thing I enjoy about good museums is the atmosphere they create for their exhibits and the Houston Museum of Natural Science does it as good as anyone. Walking through the “Samurai, the Age of the Warrior” exhibit, you enter a room with several “warriors” sitting, awaiting your arrival. Needless to say, this was my favorite part of the […]The post The Samurai Warrior Gallery appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • The Samurai Warrior

    Tim Stanley
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For almost seven centuries, the Age of the Samurai is a period of Japanese history when “those who serve” started as armed supporters of wealthy landowners and became warrior-administrators. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a great display of Samurai artifacts, including weapons, armor and more. Though not what I would call a large exhibit, the […]The post The Samurai Warrior appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.