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  • Nikon's Picture Controls

    Fotozones Articles
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    Recent discussions about Nikon's Picture Controls prompted me to write a short info bit on how you can use them to your advantage.Much gets said about Adobe's profiles and colour profiling with hardware, but to me Picture Controls are about as much as I usually need to get images from the camera close to how I want them to look .. which then subsequently flows on to less processing(ie. steps) in software.One thing we all know, from our respective experiences, is that Nikon's software is not p...
  • Business Headshot Photography

    SF Digital Studios
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    8 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
      Client Profile: Cherry Trees Dental Clinic, Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard’s leading dental clinic Cherry Trees needed a new & fresh set of images for their online marketing activities. A good quality headshot plays an important part in building reputation & confidence with your clients. Every business needs a professional set of headshots as part of their branding & marketing. We all know that people buy from people, so it is important to make that first impression, the right impression! If you would like to get a professional business headshot, please get in…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    SF Digital Studios
    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
      It’s always lovely to see  families with grand parents for the portrait photography at our studios. We love creating happy memories of the family to treasure, whether it’s the  formal posed portraits or the informal & fun shots which the kids love! With Christmas upon us pretty soon, now’s the time to start planning your photo gifts items and what better way to thrill loved ones with a gorgeous family portrait.
  • Pretty Singapore girls with nice cleavages

    Chioeves Asia's most beautiful girls and models
    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Confident Chiobus with beautiful cleavages are always the desires of men. It doesn’t really if the bust is really big and voluptuous, so long it is nicely curved with deep longkang, thats beautiful! It doesn’t always take a tua neh bu to have beautiful boob cleavages don’t you agree? Who says SG go not enough Chiobus and will needs Ft chiobus?  As the title says…. I need not explain much here
  • Weekly Street Photos #11

    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: PUBLIC NAPPING (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Waiting Patient-ly" "Power Napper" "Grandpa's Siesta" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
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    In Focus

  • Burning Man 2014

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city -- a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. Last week, an estimated 65,000 people came to Burning Man 2014 from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle. Reuters photographer Jim Urquhart spent the week in the desert, capturing some of the scenes from this year's festival, which lasted a week and comes to its conclusion today. [24 photos] Dillon Bracken attends the Burning Man 2014…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/24-8/29

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have a look at swarms of locusts in Madagascar, 31 riders on a single motorcycle, magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano, Japan's tidy superhero Mangetsu-man, huge waves in California, and a gigantic French mechanical horse-dragon. [35 photos] A Chinese woman and her daughter wear face-kinis while swimming in the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, China, on August 22, 2014. The locally designed mask is worn by many local women to protect them from jellyfish stings, algae and the sun's ultraviolet rays. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
  • NATO: Russian Soldiers Are Now in Ukraine

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Earlier today, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko accused Russian troops of entering Ukraine, and NATO issued a statement saying that they were tracking well over 1,000 Russian combat soldiers operating heavy weaponry within Ukraine's borders. The announcements follow months of fighting between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine—reportedly supported by Russian troops nearby. Ukrainian government forces had been regaining territory held by rebels in recent weeks, only to have the separatists open up battles on new fronts in the region. Caught in the…
  • The Urban Oil Fields of Los Angeles

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In the 1890s, the small town of Los Angeles (population 50,000) began a transformation driven by the discovery and drilling of some of the most productive oil fields in history. By 1930, California was producing nearly one quarter of the world's oil output, and its population had grown to 1.2 million. In the decades that followed, many wells closed, but even more opened, surrounded by urban and suburban growth. Machinery was camouflaged, loud noises were abated, methane pockets were vented, as residents learned to live side-by-side with oil production facilities. To this day, oil fields in…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/17-8/23

    24 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week's edition features coverage of mudslides in Japan, a home-made electric wooden horse in China, an oil spill in Mexico, a massive rubber duck in Los Angeles, scenes from Ferguson, Gaza, and much more. [35 photos] Australia's Nathan Hedge rides a wave during the 14th edition of the Billabong Pro Tahiti surf event in Teahupoo, on the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, on August 18, 2014. (Gregory Boissy/AFP/Getty Images)
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Tomatina 2014

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Overripe tomatoes were hurled in a massive red food fight today in the town of Bunol, Spain. The La Tomatina festival -- held each year on the last Wednesday of August -- evolved from a street fight in the 1940s when a group of young men who wanted to participate in the "gigantes y cabezudos" parade used tomatoes from a vegetable stand as weapons. An estimated 22,000 people showed up this year for the food fight. --Lloyd Young (13 photos total) Revelers take part in the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on Aug. 28. Some 22,000 revelers hurled 130 tons of…
  • Sydney's doll hospital: 3 generations of doll repair

    25 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys since it opened in 1913. "Doll surgeons" transplant fingers, toes and heads, and repair broken eye sockets. The company has been handed down from three generations of the Chapman family. --Thea Breite (16 photos total) Limbs of dolls are shown as spare parts in a pile ready to be used in customers doll repairs at Sydney's Doll Hospital, May 20, 2014. Opened in 1913, Sydney's Doll Hospital has worked on millions of dolls, teddy bears and other toys. (Jason Reed/Reuters)
  • Deadly landslides hit Japan

    22 Aug 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Dozens of people, including children, were killed in Japan when destructive landslides hit Hiroshima. Triggered by torrential rains, the landslide buried people alive as they slept in their homes. The search for survivors in the mud-ravaged hillside continues as over 50 people are feared missing. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) This aerial view shows the damage caused by a landslide after heavy rains hit the city of Hiroshima, western Japan, on August 20. At least 39 people were killed and another many were still missing after a huge landslide engulfed homes in western Japan. (JIJI…
  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (right) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Men's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout on day three of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo…
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Note: if you're interested in the Pope, please check out our upcoming sister site, Crux: Covering all things Catholic. --Thea Breite (23 photos total) Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1)

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Ten years after the end of WWII, Germany was rebuilding. Cities like Berlin, which had been severely damaged during the war were emerging from the rubble as the 'Wirtschaftswunder' or 'economic miracle' transformed West Germany. In the immediate post-war period hundreds of thousands of allied troops were stationed in the divided country, many of them with cameras. Found recently at a flea market, the images in this article date from 1956-7 and were taken by a US Serviceman in Berlin. Click through to take a look. 
  • Readers' Showcase: Black and White photography

    31 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    While it's easy to get swept up in the stream of product announcements at this time of year, it's also a good idea to remember why we buy that gear - to make great photos. What better way to do it than to showcase the excellent work of our own community? This week we asked users of our Black and White Photography forum to submit their favorite shots for inclusion in our Readers' Showcase. As usual, the photos submitted were of a very high quality. See gallery
  • Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10

    30 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Nikon has issued a firmware update for the D4S. The long list of improvements included in this firmware version are mostly minor bug fixes and tweaks to menus and camera operation. See the full details and get a link to download the latest D4S firmware version. Read more
  • Sony adds XAVC S support to Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 is a video powerhouse, and Sony is now giving it the same XAVC S codec found on its RX100 III and a5100 models via firmware update v.2. This allows for 1080p/60/30/24 and 720p/120 resolutions at a bit rate of 50Mbps. Aside from the new firmware, a SDXC card is the only other thing you'll need to get started. Update: the firmware is now available in the US, as is a Mac version. Find out how to get it.
  • Week in review: 8 things we learned

    29 Aug 2014 | 3:01 pm
    It's been a busy week and as we head into a long weekend here in the US, it seemed like a good time to take a look back at everything that's happened in the past seven(ish) days. With new products from Fujifilm, Olympus and Ricoh, Photokina fever is definitely taking hold. And the week wasn't without an oddball moment or two, including the emergence of Sony's Asia-only 'perfume bottle selfie camera.' Relive the highs, the lows, the weird and the wonderful with us, in this slideshow.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My Images From the US Open Tennis Championships

    Scott Kelby
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I just released a post over at Exposure.co (the photo story-telling site) with the story of my first time ever shooting a pro tennis tournament, and in this case it was Day One of the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York (these shots were taken last Monday).I was only able to shoot starting at the 11:00 am matches and then I had to leave by 3:30 pm to catch my flight to St. Louis for my seminar there (which was awesome! Shout out to all the folks in St. Louis who came out and in Kansas City two days later. Awesome crowds — super nice people!).Research Beforehand Really…
  • Special “This Weekend Only” Deal For My Readers on a 15″ Toshiba Laptop

    Scott Kelby
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Every once in a while we’re able to snag a special deal for folks who read my blog, and this one is pretty sweet if you’re looking for a pimped-out PC laptop. Here’s the deal:The full specs are on their site, but it’s a 15.6″ Toshiba laptop with a 4K touchscreen display, and it comes with Lightroom, it runs Windows 8, it’s got 16GB of Ram, a 1-TB hard Drive and you get for just $1299The retail price is $1799, and there’s already a $200 off promo, but we have an exclusive $300 additional code so my readers get a total of $500 off (sweet!) but the deal…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Aviation Photography: Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them Join Moose Peterson, world-renowned wildlife and aviation photographer, alongside Scott Kelby, for a live webcast of the world premiere of Moose’s latest project. Together they’ll take us through this exhilarating documentary of two World War II pilots and the planes they loved and flew. Filmed on location with The Texas Flying Legends, this film beautifully captures the glory of these Warbirds in flight. You’ll experience the power and brilliant imagery of airplanes, such as P-51 Mustangs and B-25 Bombers, and you will see…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jeremy Cowart!

    Brad Moore
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For years now, I’ve always preached the importance and value of personal projects or personal work. The million dollar question that I always get asked is any variation of “How do I get work? How do I get to where you are? How do I make a living as a photographer?”Well, the best answer is personal work. The path to nearly every success story with famous photographers is personal work… some project that they started on their own that got discovered by an art director, then another, and so on.See, it’s not enough anymore to just take nice photos. Nearly anyone…
  • Some Quick Tuesday Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Above: iPhone shot of Bruno Mars in concert.Whew!!! What a busy travel week. On Saturday I snuck the wifey off to Vegas to see Bruno Mars in concert at the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan Hotel (it was a surprise birthday present — her birthday was a few weeks ago), and we had an absolute blast! Bruno Mars’ show was just absolutely outstanding — one of the best concerts either of us had ever seen. Everything from the sound to the lights to the stage show was just spot on. What a talented guy!Anyway, here’s what’s up:Adobe Releases “Aperture to Lightroom…
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  • A short walk in Bangkok

    Dave
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    After a short flight (well 5 hours seems short lately) I settled into my hotel and decided to go for a short walk in Bangkok while it was still light out.   I haven’t been to Thailand for about 3 years.   It is nice to be back and see how the city has changed. As always you have to choose your direction carefully or you can get stuck in a lot of traffic… Today’s Configuration:  Leica M Monochrom with a Summilux 28mm f/2.0 The remains of a phone booth… I saw this giant weird Micky Mouse sorta graffiti everywhere… The one thing I am always amazed about in South…
  • Nakameguro Festival

    Dave
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In my overly busy schedule lately I was able to get out for a few hours so I headed to Nakameguro.  Luckily there as a festival underway.   I actually attended the same festival at the end of a photowalk a few years ago. I have been running non-stop lately.   I just got back last night from Singapore and Mumbai.    I think things will slow down a bit in the fall but for now I have trips coming up to Bangkok this Sunday and then on to Jakarta.   I also have trips to Korea and London scheduled.   I’m sure India will find its way back into my schedule again soon.  It’s all…
  • The Sony A7s

    Dave
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Last week I finally got the Sony A7s for shooting video.  I posted my first video on my ShootTokyo YouTube Channel.  It isn’t perfect but it wasn’t meant to be.  I am going to learn to shoot video and share it (mistakes and all) on YouTube Channel so feel free to follow along. I am still figuring out what I want to do with my channel but I expect it will be a mix of shooting scenes around Tokyo, stopping and interviewing people, some Vlogs of me talking to the camera, some reviews of my gear and some hangouts on air talking about photography.   I just posted up my first Vlog…
  • Failure is not an option

    Dave
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I recently picked up the Sony A7S as I want to start experimenting with video.  It is a very cool camera.  I’ll post up a series of photos soon.   For now I am playing with video.  I was debating internally if I should go and shoot a bunch of video become very proficient at editing videos before posting anything.   Then decided I would put up whatever my skills let me create.  You can come along the journey with me as I am learning, making mistakes, and hopefully improving.   I hope you like what you see.  Here is my first video… Unfortunately the topic is on the delay of…
  • Meeting Ami Yamato

    Dave
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    In this day and age there are a lot of people that you know from online that you haven’t met in real life.   It is just the way the world works and is so interconnected now.  I was so excited this week to bump into one of my favorite people from the web – Ami Yamato.    She walked by me and I instantly knew it was her.  I was surprised to see her in Tokyo as she moved to London years ago. If you don’t know Ami she is well known on YouTube for making amazing and clever videos or as she puts it ‘I make videos that confuse people’.   I have been watching them…
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • AYP Archives: Photo Composition Tips from Chase Jarvis

    Nathaniel Chu
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    A truly amazing photograph starts with the right composition. Chase Jarvis joins us and shares his tips on how to create better photo composition. Chase Jarvis is a world renown and award-winning photographer. Early in his career he experimented with film making and directing but eventually rediscovered his love for photography. Not just a photographer, Chase is also the author of several books; including one that features three years worth of images depicting the city of Seattle. Follow along as he reveals his down and dirty tips on how to improve your photo composition technique. In…
  • Back To Basics: What Is Aperture?

    Nathaniel Chu
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Want to take pictures with an actual camera and not just your phone? You can! But it’ll be a learning process; before you can start taking the photos you want, you’ll need to learn a about light and how it affects your shot. We take you back to the basics and discuss aperture. What is aperture? How will aperture affect my photos? Is it important to know? Follow along our video to get the answers to these questions.   Key Points Affects shutter speed Controls depth of field One of three primary component for proper exposure Take what you learn and share your work on our…
  • AYP Archives: Portrait Photography Tips by Bambi Cantrell

    Nathaniel Chu
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You would have to be pretty good at what you do to be considered an icon. Think Joe Montana, Babe Ruth, and Michael Jordan. In 2004, Microsoft Corporation named Bambi Cantrell “Icon of Imaging.” Three years after that, she was named “One of the 10 BEST wedding photographers in the world” and also became the first women to be honored with the “Golden Eye” award. Needless to say Ms. Cantrell has a dazzling portfolio and list of accomplishments. Known mostly for her amazing wedding and portrait photography, Cantrell is virtually a household name in the world…
  • AYP Archives: Tips For Taking Great Outdoor Photos

    Nathaniel Chu
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Chris Burkard is a freelance surf photographer known for his distinct and creative photos. Unlike many professional photographers, Chris has not had formal training; instead, he developed his photography techniques through years of practice. His main style is natural lighting– the main inspiration behind his outdoor photos. Burkard, however, is continually experimenting, especially with different types of flash in order to create the perfect imagery. The vision, he claims, behind each photo is to document  the time and place; to capture the moment in still photography. Chris has…
  • Rooftopping Is The New Fad

    silberstudios
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Image Provided via Google Search Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old tourist from Russia, illegally trespassed on to the Brooklyn Bridge in order to take a picture from atop of it. This act is known as rooftopping: where people dangerously scale to the top of a structure in order to capture photos of themselves and the view around them. Almost every rooftopping photo I have seen, to be honest, has been spectacular. On the other hand, the idea of standing hundreds of feet from the earth with one arm held out to take a selfie is nauseating to say the least. In order for these thrill-seekers to…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The New and Improved Flickr

    Thomas Hawk
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Flickr Staff Pre Marissa Mayer Flickr Staff Today Look at the two screenshots above. I took the first one in April of 2012, a few months before Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo. The second one I took earlier today. Between pre-Mayer 2012 and today, Flickr’s staff has grown from 39 people working on Flickr to 109. About half of the 39 working on Flickr in 2012 are no longer on the team, which means that over 80% of the new, much larger team has been built since Mayer took over at Yahoo. After years of layoffs, CEO neglect, and lackluster product development, Flickr is back in a big way,…
  • 10 Things Google Should Consider in Launching a Standalone Photo Sharing Service

    Thomas Hawk
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Google used to have a standalone photo sharing service. It was called Picasa. I never really liked it. It wasn’t a very social site. I thought Flickr was a lot better. Today’s news out of Bloomberg is that Google is looking to spin off Google Photos from Google+. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. You never know. The timing of Friday afternoon stories and leaks always makes you wonder. Usually when companies want to push something they release it more like Tuesday mornings or make a big deal about it at I/O or something. Whatever the case, photos has been one of the…
  • Homestead Restaurant, Oakland, California

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: homesteadoakland.com Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
  • 20 Cool Things You Can Do With Nik Software’s New Analog Efex Pro 2

    Thomas Hawk
    26 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I’ve been playing around with Nik Software’s new Analog Efex Pro 2 photo processing software (brought to you by the good folks at Google) all weekend long and I’m super impressed. The purist film photographers out there are probably going to hate this new software, but for you digital photographers who dig an analog look and feel, you are going to love this. I shot film exclusively for about 15 years before switching to digital in the early 2000s. While there is an absolute undeniable romance with rolling your own film, hanging out in a darkroom with your college girlfriend,…
  • Live Google+ Hangout at 10AM PST This Morning About How to Maximize Your Photos Through Social Media

    Thomas Hawk
    10 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    The Smoothest Dude Alive, Daniel Krieger. My good friend Daniel Krieger (aka smoothdude), along with MacPhun’s Laurie Rubin, and I will host a live G+ hangout this morning talking about ways to promote your photography through social media. We’ll record the episode to my youtube account as well in case you can’t make it live and want to watch later. Come join the show here if you can make it.
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • The Labor Day Holiday and a BIG "Thanks"

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    We're still in north Georgia and Internet support is weak. While I'd love to do a rant on Verizon, it's a lot more fun to just enjoy a day away from the blog and wish all of you an outstanding day with family, friends or just by yourself, enjoying something you love to do. It's hard to believe I could be any place that's difficult to get on line, but at the same time it's pretty sweet. I've got  time to enjoy my own family and for once, practice what I preach.Yesterday was one of the busiest days we've ever had on the SCU site, primarily because of the link to Dragon Con. Regardless, SCU…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - It's All About Having Fun...

    31 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    These passionate artists spend months pulling in detail into each costume. Just hanging out in the hotel lobby! It's Sunday morning and we've been away since Thursday when we headed to Dragon Con in Atlanta. Yesterday we traded in the fun of the convention for the pure solitude of a cabin by the river near Helen, Georgia. We've hit two environmental polar opposites on this trip, but the common denominator is simply having fun.But, that's not really what I wanted to hit this morning...I want to talk about the experience of Dragon Con. It's essentially a sci-fi convention with every character…
  • A Daily Schedule for Business Owners

    30 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    © kbuntu - Fotolia.com I have a subscription to a magazine called Bottom Line. Reading it the other night there was an article for small business owners by Dan Sullivan of StrategicCoach.com.  He had a terrific list of ideas to help grow your business. One that hit home, after talking with so many of you over the years, was under the subtitle of "Manager Your Calendar Like An Entertainer".He broke it out with the need to schedule your days into one of three categories...Free Days: Days that are totally free...zero business on these days. No email, business calls and no guilt. As he…
  • After Pricing Comes Sales...

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    © trekandphoto - Fotolia.com The other day I wrote a post about pricing, one of the biggest challenges for new and seasoned photographers alike. No matter what your pricing strategy, you still have to close the sale. It's a difficult process for so many artists. What good is working so hard to create the greatest images of your career if you can't close the sale?  "No Sale" is just about the worst news a photographer wants to hear when working to do just the opposite. In the three videos below, Sal Cincotta, Lori Nordstrom and Taylor Cincotta all hit on various aspects of selling.
  • Throwback Thursday: Pet Photography and Ms. Molly

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    4-5 weeks old? It's Throwback Thursday and while searching for old photographs I ran across the Molly folder. Everyone with a dog or cat has at least a few pet shots over the years and I'm certainly no exception. Then, @PetsPhotography on Twitter ran one of my posts in his daily...I followed him...he posted a comment and all the signs kept pointing me towards doing a post that tied in pet photography. Well, here we are...me and Molly the Wonder Dog.The hierarchy of why people hire a professional photographer in the portrait/social sector goes brides, babies and pets. This data came out of a…
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Daemon Bird

    Trey Ratcliff
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Lightroom Tutorial I’m glad so many people are enjoying the Lightroom Tutorial! This photo below is one of the shots that is processed during the tutorial! Daily Photo – The Daemon Bird This fisherman and his bird were incredible. Whichever direction his head went, so did the bird's! It was really incredible to watch. If you have the Lightroom Tutorial I mention above, be sure to watch that part where I show all the various head positions! I've never seen anything like it in my life. For this photo, because it was so dark, I opened up my aperture all the way to f/1.4…
  • In Bang Saray at Karma Studios

    Trey Ratcliff
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Amazing time at Karma Sound Studios When I was recently in Thailand, I spent the week staying at Karma Sound Studios. It was really incredible and fun! What an amazing place for people to collaborate and make some great music. I met all kinds of famous Thai musicians there… it was a really kinda strange and awesome week! Daily Photo – Down on the Pier at Sunset This is just a short walk from the studio. The sunsets in Thailand were amazing all week. I don't know if they are always that good, but maybe! I don't think I've been in a place where I had good sunsets for…
  • Smiling Over the Top

    Trey Ratcliff
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The African Photo Adventure I’m really getting excited about the African Photo Adventure. It’s happening very soon! We’re thinking about a few other big trips for 2015… be sure to check our newsletter for the latest! Daily Photo – Smiling Over the Top While walking down one of the busier streets in China one night, I saw this girl smiling from behind all these cups. I thought it was super funny and cute because she would just watch me as I went by. I could tell she was smiling, but I just saw her head rotating. I was cracking up and decided to turn around and…
  • Beijing PhotoWalk Recap!

    Trey Ratcliff
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Update from the Sony A7r Winner! I received a nice note from Jack Soltysik, the winner of the Grand Prize at the Beijing PhotoWalk, a Sony A7r. (Here’s my Sony A7r Review in case you missed it!) Got the camera! Thanks so much for the lens! I literally had the 35 arriving the same day but was able to switch It w the 55 when I saw you’d sent the 35. Thank you! That was a really nice surprise. I’ve been too busy to go shooting recently because I’m in an intensive Chinese course at Tsinghua for the rest of the summer. I wanted to say that I got a full scholarship to this…
  • Dinner on the Beach

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Newsletter Update Thanks for all of you that are subscribed to our Free Newsletter! We recently switched over to Mailchimp and have a whole new design. Maybe you’ve seen it? Anyway, the whole thing is much more mobile-friendly now, prettier, and, well, all kinds of stuff. Be sure you sign up for it to get the latest and hear a few secret things from time to time! Daily Photo – Dinner on the Beach One evening when we were there at the Four Seasons, we walked along the beach and saw this little scene unfold. It seemed like quite a civilized little spot for to have a spot of dinner.
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    Improve Photography

  • Shooting into the Sun, Q&A w/ Jim & Darin [IP80]

    Darin Mellor
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim & Darin answer audio questions from fans of the Improve Photography Podcast.  Jim and Darin weigh in on questions about Lightroom, lenses, camera systems, focusing, shooting into the sun and more. What’s in this episode Testing a lens for moisture or water damage. Evaluating technique before fine-tuning (micro-adjusting) a lens with focus issues. How to find a good guide for a photo trip. The link between Lightroom (Lr) and Photoshop (Ps) when…
  • September Night Photography Challenge [IP79]

    Darin Mellor
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim and Darin challenge the Improve Photography community to photograph any structure at night.  Other notable photographers’ work is discussed to inspire more people to shoot at night. Jim and Darin recognize a PhotoClasses.com student for his wonderful work capturing images at night. What’s in this episode A challenge to the Improve Photography community to photograph any structure at night in September. Reviewing the article:  11 Essential Tips…
  • 3 Products You Don’t Want & a Few You Definitely Want [IP78]

    Darin Mellor
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Jim sits down again with Darin Mellor to discuss new photography products.  Jim and Darin shed light on some upcoming products to be released at Photokina in Germany.  This episode covers products out on the market or rumored for release. What’s in this episode Decisions about whether upcoming products are worth the money. The future of photography’s cameras, frame rates, video. Cell phone technology advancing the industry from the bottom up.
  • 11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape

    Rusty Parkhurst
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight fades away. However, with the setting of the sun and the onset of night comes a great opportunity to try some different photographic…
  • New Lens or New Camera Body?

    Terence Fominaya
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I often get approached by friends who are interested in “getting a nice camera.” I always suggest we sit down and talk about the type of photography they are interested in. We also talk about budget. Some of you may be in the position of getting your first DSLR, others may be more serious photographers looking for an upgrade. If you have some money burning in your pocket and you’re trying to decide whether to get a new camera or a new lens, I’m hoping I can help…
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  • Two Question TWiP Survey

    Frederick
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Help us Craft the NEW TWiP! We’re about to release an amazing new version of TWiP with a ton of new features and content. There will be lots of new photography related information on the site for you, but I’d like to make sure we’ve got the BEST content available on the web. This *new* TWiP will have several photography shows available for you to subscribe to, as well as; downloadable training, events to attend and other content that will help quench your photography thirst. However, before we finalize everything and push the new version of the site (and the new shows) live, I’d like…
  • Sigma DP2 Quattro: All About the Gear

    Frederick
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Based on Sigma’s new and unique Foveon X3 sensor, the Quattro can capture images of remarkable color, clarity and depth. But according to Doug, that’s only for certain subjects and under the right conditions. The question is whether the quality is worth putting up with a camera with such a minimalist design, few features and a post-production workflow that’s frustrating at best. Is the Sigma DP2 Quattro really a cult camera as Doug claims? The post Sigma DP2 Quattro: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
  • TWiP 375 – Shooting More with Less

    Bruce
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests: Topher Martini & Doug Kaye This week on TWiP… Photos taken with expensive gear recreated on the cheap Sony debuts the new a5100 Hasselblad’s new H5D-200C produces 200 megapixel files Links Mentioned in This Episode Photographs taken with expensive gear recreated on the cheap Sony debuts the a5100 Hasselblad’s new H5D-200C produces 200 megapixel files Picks of the Week Topher: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. Available on Audible.com Doug: Quirky Pivot 6-Outlet Power Strip Frederick: Photoshop World TWiP 375 is brought to…
  • TWiP 374 – Breaking All the Rules

    Bruce
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Valérie Jardin & Don Komarechka This week on TWiP… Nikon settles D600 class action suit Music artists who don’t appreciate their photo being taken Manchester United bans iPads and tablets from their stadium Links Mentioned in This Episode Nikon settles class action suit and offers D600 owners a free D610 Frampton throws audience members phone Bassist takes down drone camera Manchester United bans iPads & tablets from stadium Brutally Honest Photography Critique Forum Chances are – You Suck Picks of the Week…
  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear

    Frederick
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Panasonic has just released the latest in their eight-year series of “bridge cameras” — the Lumix FZ1000. It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot but the size of a small DSLR because of its 16x zoom. Who’s this camera for, asks Frederick? For almost anyone, answers Doug. The image quality is good and the image stabilization is terrific. Combined with fast autofocus, 4k video (from which you can extract 8MP stills) and that 16x zoom and you have a camera that can be used for a wide range of tasks. The post Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • With split-bodied EXILIM EX-FR10, Casio’s freestyle camera line learns new tricks

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
        We've seen some fairly unusual digital camera form factors over the years, but Casio's EXILIM TR series -- which launched back in 2011 with the Casio TRYX -- has to rank as one of the most unusual of the bunch. The company may just have topped the TRYX, though, with the announcement of the Casio EXILIM EX-FR10. This unusual 14-megapixel camera consists of separate, dockable lens and display modules that can be used to provide a remote viewfinder image, shoot with lens and monitor pointing in the same direction for selfies,... (read more)
  • Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ Lens Review: A light, compact ‘kit lens’ alternative

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
        We've just taken the wraps off our latest lens review over on SLRgear, the Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 EZ. It seems Olympus has been in a continual development cycle for the kit lens of its cameras: the Olympus 14-42mmEZ lens is no less than the seventh lens they have designed in this category since they started designing for digital, and the third in the M.Zuiko series in particular. Olympus has continued to refine the design of this lens, making it even smaller and more automated than previously. The lens in particular saves... (read more)
  • Firmware Friday: Nikon ships big update for D4S; 7 more Leica, Nikon, Pentax SLRs get new firmware too

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
        After a couple of weeks with no firmware news, Firmware Friday is back with all guns blazing, as no less than seven DSLRs from Nikon and Pentax receive updates, and Leica promises three more for its cameras will be arriving shortly. We'll start with Nikon, whose six updates this week dominate the roundup Of these, by far the most significant is for the pro-oriented Nikon D4S, which has now received version C:1.10 firmware. And boy, what an update it is -- this one is massive, with many bug fixes and tweaks to the camera's... (read more)
  • Rokinon offers affordable manual focus fisheye lens for Nikon 1-mount

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
        Looking for an affordable fisheye lens for your Nikon 1-series compact system camera? If so, the folks at Nikon Rumors have spotted one that might be of interest given a list price of just US$200 and the magical words "Made in Japan". The Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens doesn't appear on the company's own website, and seems to have been introduced in ninja stealth mode, with no official announcement that we can find. It sports a metal lens barrel and four all-glass elements, and has a manual-focus design. As a fisheye with a... (read more)
  • DxO Optics Pro update adds Nikon D810 support, hits a major milestone for optics support

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
        Just in time for the start of our Nikon D810 review Shooter's Reports, French software company DxO Labs has released an update supporting the camera in its flagship application, DxO Optics Pro. The update to Optics Pro v9.5.2 not only adds support for raw files shot with the D810, but also brings minor bug fixes and resolution for an issue when processing images whose XMP sidecars contained special characters. And as usual, there are a raft of new optics modules supporting various camera body and lens combinations. But it's the... (read more)
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  • Education: Gear for Your Brain

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
  • Choosing Light Stands

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Light stands are designed to oppose gravity. Pretty simple. And the designs are, for the most part, pretty similar. I think of light stands as being in three categories: normal stands, compact stands (seen just above) and specialty stands such as C-stands. For light stands I like LumoPro for many of the same reasons I like the LumoPro LP180 speedlight. Their stands are well-built, reasonably priced and guaranteed out the wazoo. LumoPro has good service, too, should you need to replace a broken knob or bolt or whatever.Honestly, it makes me wonder why other manufacturers don't warranty their…
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 1 September, 2014 - Sigma DP2 Quattro - Not Ready For Prime Time

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
      As the digital photography age matures we are all waiting for the newest big thing. So far this year there hasn’t been anything really big. Many camera makers are upgrading their present camera models without showing any real new innovation. However, there is one company that is bold to say the least and not only introduced a radically different looking camera but also put a Foveon chip inside it.  Sigma, recently introduced the Sigma DP2 Quattro. We had the chance to try this camera out. Our review Not Ready For Prime Time will show where we think Sigma and Foveon missed…
  • 27 August, 2014 - The Mirrorless Revolution

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:14 pm
    There is no question times are a changing and in the photographic world we are witnessing these changing times with the migration to mirrorless camera systems.  A recent report by CIPA and summarized by Mirrorlessrumors shows that DSLR shipments are falling and mirrorless camera shipments are steadily climbing.   Recently Michael and I sat down and made a video The Mirrorless Revolution.  We discuss the move to mirrorless and why both of us have adopted it and why we enjoy it and what we think of the present offerings in this market.  Plus, Michael sends a message to Nikon…
  • 25 August, 2014 - Announcing Michael's Phlog

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:22 am
    We are pleased to announce a major new feature that links together The Luminous Landscape and The Luminous Endowment web site. It is called Michael's Phlog. Michaels Phlog will regularly feature a new image or two taken by Michael, and then analysed by Michael, with discussions about the locations and situation as well as shooting technique used, and post processing. We have also set up a new Forum for discussion of each image featured on Michael Phlog. The Phlog is located on  The Luminous Endowment web site because we want to…
  • 19 August, 2014 - Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller & Digital Zone System

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Today Alain Briot shares a tribute to recently departed friend and fellow website master that many of have known for years Uwe Steinmueller.  We are deeply saddened by Uwe passing and thank Alain for helping us remember the good times and contributions made by Uwe. We also share today and article by Christopher Schneiter - The Digital Zone System.  Christopher writes on the concept of how the analog idea of a zone system can be equated to digital photography today. Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of photography workshops for Luminous-Landscape is presently running a…
  • 15 August, 2014 - The Luminous Endowment Grows

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    We launched the Luminous Endowment on August 1 and it has received wide attention and enthusiastic support. The number of applications from photographers around the world increases every day. Clearly there is a need in the photographic community for financial support for worthwhile projects, and it is our intention in the months and years ahead to finance as many of these as possible. Why not visit our new site and find out more? But we need your financial support to make these grants possible. Please visit The Endowment, spend a few minutes finding out who…
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Canon Lens Super Sale

    Michael Johnston
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Canon is having a quiet little sale on lenses, including some of their very best ones. Check it out if you're a Canonista. Just passing along the news. Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)Featured Comments from: No featured comments yet—please check back soon!
  • 9/1/14 The Morning Coffee: Book for B&W Technique

    Michael Johnston
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Good Morning to you— I've done a terrible job of moderating comments recently—it just takes constant attention, which I haven't been able to devote of late. Here's one that I missed in the "Secret Weapon" thread. GGervais asked, "Mike, could you recommend a book for B&W technique? Should one start with the Zone system?" Answering the second question first, no—Ansel didn't, why should you? But lots of people find his book The Negative inspiring anyway, in the same way that Strunk and White or The Little Red Book or The Straw Bale House are…
  • BIG News Coming Up

    Michael Johnston
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    I will have a very nice announcement coming up whenever the site gets up to full speed again, in early or mid September. Right around the corner now. It concerns my friend Ailsa, in Brighton, UK. I guess this post is just a lame content-free tease, like the corporations tend to do now. (No, Ailsa is not getting a new Miata.) But I'm really looking forward to telling you about it, so be on the lookout. Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may…
  • 8/30/14 The Morning Coffee: The Rembrandt of Chicken Photographers

    Michael Johnston
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    I have many favorite photographers whose work I try to keep up with. One from Britain, Kate Kirkwood, is, in my soberest judgment, the greatest photographer of chickens ever to have lived. Number 33 from her series “Light, Landscape, Lives” is the “Night Watch” of chicken pictures: Kirkwood Rembrandt When I first said this to her I thought she might take it the wrong way—it's a bit flip, as I am wont to be, and I was not trying to belittle* her work—but she took it in the right spirit. She wrote, "I was immediately flattered and delighted by the Rembrandt comparison…
  • 8/29/14 The Morning Coffee: The Paris Meetup (Thanks Franck!)

    Michael Johnston
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    Ctein at a Parisian café. Photo by Franck D. Your late Morning Coffee this morning (Ed. apologizes for falling down on the job*): Franck D., who organized a TOP gathering in Paris with Ctein, sent us the following short report. The Monday evening of the TOP meeting was supposed to be a lovely evening in Paris, and the few Parisians that had not left the city were supposed to enjoy terraces with a drink in hand. A number of TOP readers had planned to meet up with Ctein inside Café Crème…at the exact time when a heavy summer rain hit Paris. As as result, the cafe filled up quickly and we…
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikon D810 Service Advisory

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Nikon issued a Service Advisory last week for the brand new Nikon D810. The advisory warned that the D810 had a problem where, "noise (bright spots) are sometimes noticeable in long exposures, and in some images captured at an Image area setting of 1.2× (30×20)."
  • Nikonians Academy highlights favorites in coming months

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen just returned from a sold-out tour to beautiful Iceland. The amazing scenery and beautiful birds helped seal the deal for two more Iceland Photo Adventures next year (once in winter and another in the summer). Mike already has people signing up, and he recommends you sign up now to reserve your space.
  • New version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac available

    21 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    Keeping up with the technology upgrade promise, Nikonians is coming with the newest version of Nikonians Uploader for Mac. This handy application allows you to easily upload images to the Nikonians galleries directly from your Mac.
  • Spotlight on Acadia

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen invites you to join Lester Picker for our Acadia National Park Photography Adventure this October. Les Picker spent ten years in Maine and did his graduate research in Acadia National Park. Few people anywhere know the park as well as he does. Combine his photographic knowledge with his detailed knowledge of the park and you have a recipe for a fantastic photography event.
  • Contest congratulations - June winners

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June Contests. Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key. Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • Pompidoo’s Amsterdam Camera Bag with XRD® Impact

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    Tweet PROTECTION IN STYLE: QUITE SIMPLY YOUR SUPER HERO Pompidoo’s NEW Amsterdam Camera Bag for men [SRP: $380.10] sports a quality, stylish exterior yet beneath its quintessential, classical good looks delivers a functional, high impact resistant interior constructed from high end XRD® Technology. XRD® Impact Protection makes it its business to provide a phenomenal level of impact protection that belies its slim, flexible appearance. The result: a good-looking, high quality bag made with luxurious butter-soft leather that offers leading edge protection for your camera and accessories,…
  • Steadicam Curve for GoPro Flies Into Stores

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Tweet After much anticipation, Tiffen’s lightweight and compact stabilizer for GoPro action shots is now available for purchase online and in stores Hauppauge, NY — August 28, 2014 —The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning digital imaging accessories, announced the availability of the much-anticipatedSteadicam® Curve® for GoPro®, Steadicam’s most lightweight and compact camera stabilizer yet, both online and in stores. A stealth camera stabilizer from the Academy Award-winning Steadicam family of products, Curve is designed specifically for action-packed,…
  • SaySelfiee App- Android’s Selfie Mode Invades iPhone

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Tweet Ever since the first mobile phone with a camera was available, there were Selfies. The SaySelfiee app makes taking selfies easy with voice guidance to tell the user what to do. The app offers features not found in other apps including the iPhone camera itself. SaySelfiee sets the standard for taking the highest quality selfies via “Face Detection” and “Auto Snap”; plus it has editing features. After the image is cleaned-up and beautified, it can be shared with social media. Singapore – Taking Selfies using the iPhone will never be the same now that…
  • THE NEW SMART: OLYMPUS PEN E-PL7®FLIPS THE SELFIE REVOLUTION 180 DEGREES

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    Tweet Capture, Connect and Create: 180-Degree Downward Flip LCD, Easy Self Portrait Mode and Advanced Performance in an Interchangeable Lens Camera for the Smart Phone User CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 —Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi combined with the enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share™), the PEN E-PL7 gives…
  • Ricoh Imaging Debuts an Innovative UserInterface Attracting Mid-Level DSLR Camera Buyers to PENTAX Brand

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Tweet Denver, Colorado August 27, 2014 – Focused on expanding the number of PENTAX DSLR owners, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is excited to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera. Building on the many technologies benchmarked in the company’s popular K-3 advanced DSLR; the K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity…
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    Photofocus

  • I, Creator: Growing On Your Terms

    Brian Matiash
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Recently, I wrote a brief post on my blog that was titled, Create For Yourself, which serves as the impetus for this story. Lately, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about my own growth as a photographer and, to a broader extent, as a creator. This introspection invariably led me to look at how others qualify growth for themselves. More specifically, I began analyzing what people are doing to grow and how they measure their success towards that. A lot of what I found felt troubling and resulted in me re-evaluating my own benchmarks. The more I thought about it, the more…
  • Scott Hargis | Photographer of the Week

    Jaron Schneider
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
      Scott Hargis is a highly respected architectural photographer with a massive portfolio filled with truly spectacular spaces photographed brilliantly. I wanted to know what made this guy tick, and what kind of architecture was his personal favorite to photograph. “There’s no one architectural or interior design style I prefer; so long as it’s GOOD design, I’m interested,” he told me. “Excellent design lends itself to interpretation with the camera, and I’m happiest when I can show a structure or space in a way that no one (including the…
  • The Most Honored Photograph

    photofocusadmin
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photograph in public domain, this copy from Naval Aviation Museum   Editor’s Note: This is a guest article from Roger Cicala from LensRentals.com. Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture in U. S. History. If you want to find out about it, read on. It’s an interesting tale about how people sometimes rise beyond all expectations. It takes place in the early days of World War II, in the South Pacific, and if you’re a World War II history buff, you may already know about it. The…
  • Featured Photo by Franco Crocetta

    MelissaNiu
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus. “I took this set of pictures at Recoulver Towers on the coast of Kent(UK), in september 2010. Having always been fascinated by this place I wanted to frame the kind of mystique that surrounds it. I shoot these pictures around midnight, there was a full bright moon but not enough light for my camera to automatically…
  • My “Top 10″ Favorite Photography Blogs

    Nicole S. Young
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    I’ve been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to learn more about digital photography and post-processing, and it just keeps getting better. So, if you’re looking for some good content to add to your RSS reader (such as Feedly, my personal favorite), then here is an excellent list to get you started. By the way, these are listed in no particular order  … I love them all so much I don’t think I would be able to even decide which…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Michael Agel: Wacken Open Air Festival and the Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

    Leica Internet Team
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    From his years of experience, Michael Agel knows what to expect when shooting live concerts and is always ready to capture the special moments. Here, he talks about his choice to use Leica M Monochrom and Summilux-M 50 mm f/1.4 ASPH. to shoot the Wacken Open Air Festival. Q: What camera and lens did you [...]
  • Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 30

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 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 [...]
  • David English: Shadow Boxing

    Chance
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    I love classic black-and-white films. They can provide both creative inspiration and practical techniques for using an M Monochrom camera. Case in point are the Hollywood film noirs from roughly 1946 to 1958. Some of the more visually interesting ones use hard-edged shadows and large areas of darkness to emphasize the film’s characters or to [...]
  • Steven Foon: Tale of a Joyful Enthusiast and his Journey, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:55 am
    “I was born in Nevada and grew up in San Francisco,” says Steven Foon. “Among my fondest childhood memories was asking my parents to buy me a camera for Christmas or birthdays. In fact, I asked for the same present multiple times. My first camera was a Polaroid Super Colorpack Land Camera, which I still [...]
  • Chad Moore: An Insider’s Eye on Today’s Sensual Youth Culture

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Born in 1987 and a native of Tampa, Florida, Chad Moore was raised primarily by his mom, Amanda, who always surrounded him with various forms of creative expression including drawing, painting, etc. “She had quite a talent for painting,” Moore recalls, “And she was the one who always been supported my creative endeavors, even when [...]
 
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  • Sony F55, Blackmagic, GoPro and a RED can all play nicely together

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Every now and again, a pure signal rises above the ambient noise of most tweets. Such was the case when DP Ed David reached out to us on Twitter wondering if you, dear readers, would be interested in how he and the team got a bunch of Sony F55s, Blackmagics, GoPros, and a RED camera to play nicely together in a slightly nutty one day shoot for the 10 minute short “Chasing the Edge.” And you might enjoy the film, too. Sponsored by Infiniti and showcasing their Q50 Eau Rouge, the venue was the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, site of the Belgian Grand Prix, Spa 24 Hours, 1000 km Spa, and more.
  • Cinemartin announces Cinemartin Denoiser video noise reduction software

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Cinemartin sent us their announcement of their new video noise reduction called Cinemartin Denoiser, a professional video denoiser standalone software for Windows. If you’ve ever shot with a higher ISO or in a dark situation and have thought your shot was ruined because there was too much noise, then maybe Cinemartin Denoiser is for you. Also cool in that it works on 4k footage, is a stand alone app so you don’t have to use it inside your editor, and it even can output H.264 or H.265 as well as prores. For our readers who seem to be mostly mac OS X users, tho this is windows only,…
  • Brilliant GoPro Mashup from 178 clips as Rorshach Test

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    From the music to the edits to the footage itself – wow. You want to see lives fully lived in a way unimaginable a decade ago? Just watch this four minutes and 57 seconds of personal fulfillment and joy, courtesy of GoPro, GoPro users, and Luc Bergeron, the editor. It really is spectacular. Or – if you find yourself contemplating the world at the bottom instead of the top, the world of genocide in the Middle East; natural resource-driven conflict and the Ebola epidemic in Africa; climate change; race relations in Ferguson, Missouri, or our own dysfunction in Washington D.C., – you may…
  • Shane Hurlburt Advises “Go Backwards to Leap Forwards” with Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    Ace cinematographer Shane Hurlburt’s recent article titled “Blackmagic Cinema Camera: The Perfect Training Ground for Cinematographers” really struck a chord. I cannot recommend it too highly. In effect he is advising that we emulate the means and methods of Super 16mm analog filmmaking in order to learn and get on top of digital moviemaking. And he is right. I have little in common with Mr Hurlburt other than the fact that one of the first movie cameras I ran 16mm film through was an Arriflex though it was a much older, simpler camera than the one he depicts in his article. I borrowed…
  • Long Awaited Metabones Canon EF to Micro Four Thirds Adapters Released!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    In news sure to please owners of Canon lenses and Panasonic GH4 cameras, Metabones has at long last released its solution for attaching Canon EF glass and other EF mount lenses to micro four thirds (MFT) cameras. And the bigger news is that not just one but two adapters are now available – an EF-to-MFT Smart Adapter and an EF-to-MFT Speed Booster. Many moviemakers rely on a range of cameras and lens mount sizes to handle a range of projects and ways of shooting. Informal surveys of independent moviemakers indicate that the most popular glass is Canon’s EF range. Other brands using the EF…
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  • Autodesk offers new free image enhancer

    Paul Worthington
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Longtime software maker Autodesk says its new Pixlr for Mac and PC “brings together the best tools we’ve built over time, including popular Stylize filters that turn your photos into sketches and watercolor paintings.” Other features include a double exposure option and “Influence Masks” which can be used to “not just correct photos but to […]
  • Retail analytics for small business

    Paul Worthington
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Swarm might sound like a horde of bees from which you should be running away, but it’s instead a system for tracking foot traffic in a store that can help with staffing and sales, the New York Times reports. San Francisco-based Swarm says it does not “just give raw data back — we give insights.” […]
  • Olympus Pen features Selfie mode

    Paul Worthington
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    For its latest compact interchangeable lens camera, Olympus is trying to sway smartphone users with a new way of taking better “selfies.” The Pen E-PL7 has a 3-inch pivoting touchscreen that turns into a mirror display and activates the “Selfie Mode” when it’s tilted downward in the 180-degree position, for “perfect for one-touch selfies” the […]
  • Ricoh flattens user interface for latest Pentax

    Paul Worthington
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Ricoh Imaging says its latest camera’s “unique flat field user interface,” with a back-lit LED selection dial, four-way navigation, and a 3-inch LCD, “breaks the tradition of the knobs and buttons found on traditional SLRs.”  The camera “is designed to attract a mid-level customer who is accustomed to a mobile interface and is looking for […]
  • Photos in the Cloud: Dropbox lowers cost for terabyte online to $10 monthly

    Paul Worthington
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Online storage service Dropbox upgraded its Pro offering with more capacity and functionality — at a lower cost. Dropbox Pro is now $10 per month, for a terabyte of storage. Shared links can now be password-protected, and folders — say, of photos you want to share with clients — can be made “view-only” so no one else […]
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  • Sony releases new firmware for the RX10: adds XAVC S video format

    William Chambers
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Over the holiday weekend, Sony Electronics announced a firmware update for their popular RX10 prosumer camera. It adds the ability to record video in XAVC S format, which is a high quality option that allows for high bit-rate video at up to 50Mbps. This update complements the RX10's high-quality image capture options, which makes it an even more appealing camera for both stills and video now. Below are links to get more information, and to learn how to download and install this new update. Windows users click here. Mac users click here. Related articles:Steve's Hands On Sony RX10 Preview and…
  • Ricoh Imaging unveils the Pentax K-S1 DSLR

    William Chambers
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Ricoh has just released a new Petnax branded DSLR, the K-S1. Featuring a newly developed 20-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, the K-S1 combines mid-class DSLR camera performance with their proven imaging technology to provide a product that will appeal to new DSLR owners. The K-S1's feature set builds upon it's big brother, the popular K-3 we tested earlier this year, with high-quality features like their new "flat field user interface", an all glass pentaprism viewfinder, a 3.0-inch (921k dot) LCD screen, 1/6000 of a second maximum shutter speed, and compatibility with their optional…
  • Olympus announces a new digital PEN Lite ILC: the E-PL7

    William Chambers
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Olympus has just introduced their latest digital PEN model, the E-PL7. This model replaces the popular E-PL5 from 2012 with several new updates, including a new and improved TruePic VII image processor, a downward tilting 3.0-inch touch screen, two new Art Filters, and increased functionality when connected to a smartphone or tablet. It offers that classic retro design that we've come to love about their Micro Four Thirds cameras, and it's available in black, white or silver. They've even launched an array of cool accessories, including an underwater housing. To learn more, see our Olympus…
  • Fujifilm launches an impressive new fixed lens camera with retro styling: the X30

    William Chambers
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Fujifilm has just released information about an all new X-series retro camera, the X30. Building upon the sophisticated X10 and X20 models, the X30 adds some interesting new features to help it appeal to a broader range of photogs. While the X30 shares the same 12-megapixel 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II image sensor as the X20, Fuji has updated the processor to the EXR Processor II, which boasts improved speed and function over the previous model. Burst shooting has remained the same at up to 12fps, and the camera sports a similar 4x optical zoom lens with a fast f/2.0 maximum aperture. Perhaps the…
  • Nikon releases service advisory for their D810 digital SLR

    William Chambers
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    On Tuesday, Nikon USA added a service advisory for their new flagship HD-SLR, the D810. The advisory, which can be found here, notes that some D810 users are experiencing odd noise in their long exposures, which consist of bright white spots in photos. This phenomenon seems to occur when using either slow shutter speeds or the 1.2x (30x20) Image area setting.  Nikon is offering a repair service free of charge for any affected cameras that may have been sold. To see if your camera is included in this advisory, you can check your serial number by clicking here. Source: Nikon SupportRelated…
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Oscar Palacio

    Jonathan Blaustein
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I was watching “The Lone Ranger” on TV yesterday. It’s possible I’m the only person in America who saw the whole damn thing. Major bomb, it was. (Who knew Jerry Bruckheimer could fail at anything?) The movie wasn’t half as bad as I expected. (And boy, is that Armie Hammer a handsome man.) It was clear they spent more money filming than Roman Abramovich drops on soccer talent. Wow, did Disney waste some cash on that ridiculous runaway train sequence. I wasn’t surprised at the movie’s lack of mass appeal, though. They focused on…
  • Art Producers Speak: Jonathan Kozowyk

    A Photo Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Jonathan Kozowyk. Not only is he very talented, he is very easy to work with. I told you I took pictures of my dog. — this was the first time she paid attention to her friends barking across the street. I guess…
  • By 1905 A Third Of American Households Possessed A Camera

    A Photo Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Professional photographers were repelled by the weird, ungainly, often out-of-focus shots that amateurs produced. “Photography as a fad is well nigh on its last legs,” prayed the art photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Other pundits bemoaned “Kodak fiends,” camera obsessives who carried their device everywhere and were apparently so constantly taking pictures that they would space out and miss their trains. via The Invention of the “Snapshot” Changed the Way We Viewed the World | Smithsonian.
  • On Making and Publishing a Book – For Photographers

    A Photo Editor
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:46 am
    Guest Post by Carl Corey PASSION, PURPOSE and PERSEVERANCE “Passion and Purpose” – The credo put forth by Robert Frank as the necessary ingredients to creating successful and meaningful photography. I would add to that another, “Perseverance”. In any endeavor it would be impossible to attain true success without Passion and Purpose. Many photographers exhibit either passion, purpose or perseverance but the ones that succeed exhibit all three. To create a successful photography book you must exhibit these three traits. Your work must have a purpose, it must communicate and strike a…
  • I Take Photographs To Make Discoveries For Myself

    A Photo Editor
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    I am interested in ideas. I am not interested in doing the same thing over and over again. The reason I take photographs is to make discoveries for myself. Always trying to piece together the puzzle, that’s where I get my rush. Once I find the answer I am looking for that’s usually it for a project, the excitement and energy is gone. I move onto something else, or away from that subject matter until I can view it with fresh eyes again. via An interview with Trent Parke – Try Hard Magazine.
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  • Top 10 NikonRumors posts for August 2014

    [NR] admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:19 pm
            These are the top 10 most visited NikonRumors posts for August, 2014: The upcoming full frame DSLR camera will be called Nikon D750 Another full frame Nikon DSLR camera coming for Photokina The upcoming Nikon full frame DSLR will be marketed as an “action” camera New firmware updates for Nikon D90, D7000, D7100, D600, D610 and D4s cameras Additional Nikon D750 specifications: 51 AF points, 8fps, 91k pixels RGB sensor Nikon D600 class action lawsuit settlement reached: D600 owners can get a new D610 camera Nikon D810 camera hands-on review My first wedding with the Nikon D810…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #278

    [NR] admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    → Only few hours left: Topaz Adjust plugin (designed to make your photos pop) is currently 50% off with coupon code "augadjust". → Samyang announced a new 50mm f/1.5 AS UMC lens ($549) that will be available in cinema and normal (photography) versions. Samyang is rumored to announce also a new wide angle lens in the next few days. → DxO Optics Pro 9.5.2 released with Nikon D810 support ($149 for Standard, $299 for Elite versions). → New article on nikon.com: "Interchangeable Lenses - Chromatic Aberration Compensation". → Nikon D810 hands-on review by B&H: → Three new Nikon…
  • Creating spinning circular timelapse with Nikon DSLR camera

    [NR] admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    Artist and Nikon Ambassador for Lebanon, Alexy Joffre Frangieh (who painted his Nikon gear with military grade “Desert Mirage Lizard” paint) shared with us an interesting and challenging setup. His aim was to create a spinning circular image from within a leafless apple tree: creating a time lapse for use in a video artwork that will afterwards be displayed on a huge video wall (extract from the videoart can be found at the bottom of this post). You can follow Alexy on his website, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. It was almost impossible to mount the Syrp rotary motion controller inside…
  • Nikon Teleconverter TC-14E III and Nikkor 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens now shipping

    [NR] admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    As previously reported, the new Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens and Teleconverter TC-14E III (1.4x) started shipping yesterday. At the time of this post, none of the major US retailers had any in stock, but you can still check availability again at B&H, Adorama and Amazon. Update - the new Nikon Teleconverter TC-14E III is now in stock at Cameta Camera and WEX Photographic (UK). Nikon 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens unboxing (another unboxing video can be seen on flickr): Here is a promo video for the new Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens from Nikon Japan: The Nikon D810 animator’s kit is also…
  • New Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount

    [NR] admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Update: BuyDig has this lens for $149 once you add it to your cart ($26 cheaper than B&H). A reader sent me a link to this, apparently new, Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye lens for Nikon 1 mount. I do not remember seeing an announcement for this lens. Anyway, here is some additional info from B&H website: Nikon 1 Mount Lens/CX Format Fixed Aperture: f/8.0 20.25mm (35mm Equivalent) Expansive 162° Angle of View Seven-Layer RMC Multi-Coating Manual Focus Design Built-In Petal Type Lens Hood Aluminum Alloy Lens Barrel "Rendering a unique perspective for creative applications, the 7.5mm…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canon Price Drops on L Lenses

    Canon Rumors
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    We mentioned a few weeks ago that Canon would be dropping the price on various L lenses around September 1, 2014. Both B&H Photo and Adorama have switched over to the new Canon pricing. This looks like permanent price drops as we do not see any sort of rebate program, we’ll keep an eye out for one though. All the price drops and links are after the break. Lens Reduction New Price Buy Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM $150 $1,349 B&H Photo | Adorama Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L II USM $200 $2,099 B&H Photo | Adorama Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM $500 $999 B&H Photo | Adorama…
  • Deal: EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249

    Canon Rumors
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    BigValueInc (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS M body with the 22mm f/2 STM lens for $249. At this price, it’s one heck of a walk around point and shoot. White is the only color remaining. Canon EOS M w/22mm f/2 STM $249 cr
  • New Lens Information for Photokina

    Canon Rumors
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    Some new ideas as to what lenses Canon will announce for Photokina in a couple of weeks. First up an EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. We were told about this one a few days ago, and it may be in pancake form and an EF-S mount, which makes a bit more sense. The second lens mentioned is a 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, which we were told about at the same time as the pancake, but didn’t have the focal length. The third lens is a new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II, which would be a great lens to see and we had no previous information that it was coming. It’s good to see the DO patents amount to a new DO…
  • Shuttercount Now Available for Windows

    Canon Rumors
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:32 pm
    From Dire Studio: ShutterCount displays the number of shutter actuations (the shutter count) of your Canon EOS digital camera. The shutter count is read directly from a USB-connected camera, and thus provides accurate numbers that are not attainable with simple EXIF-based methods.With ShutterCount you can easily check whether a newly purchased camera is really new, or check how heavily used a pre-owned item is. And you can save a trip to a Canon Service Center by doing the reading for yourself.The app provides unlimited readings for an unlimited number of cameras, so you can freely track…
  • Canon Announces Photokina Details

    Canon Rumors
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 28th August 2014 – Canon today announces details of its presence at photokina 2014, unveiling its most interactive environment ever at the world’s largest photography and imaging show. Designed around helping photographers immerse themselves in the latest technologies, Canon’s programme at the show will offer visitors a digital imaging experience that highlights its industry leading range of products and services.Canon’s stand at photokina 2014 will be dedicated to the journey of capturing a moment or memory. Within an open, free-roam environment,…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass

    Will Barnes
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The hardest part about gaining a photo pass for a large gig is in needing a strong portfolio of concert photos – getting a portfolio of works together when you can’t get access to shows makes things quite tricky. This article will explore how to build your first portfolio and in turn how to secure your first photo pass. While She Sleeps, shot for Brighton Noise Get the gear A lot of photographers will say it doesn’t matter which gear you have, and that it’s all about how you use what you’ve got. I completely disagree with this for music photography, you will need a…
  • 5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos

    Kav Dadfar
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    There is no doubt that travel photography is an incredibly rewarding profession because you have an opportunity to tell stories through your own pictures. But it is also one of the most challenging genres to master. Besides having to be able to photograph everything from people and architecture, to food and landscapes, you are also often at the mercy of the elements. Getting a great travel photo isn’t easy and it often doesn’t come about by luck. You have to be willing to work hard to capture the shot that you want. Here are 5 simple tips to help you improve your travel photos: 1. Do your…
  • Interview: Oded Wagenstein – Author of Snapn Travel Guide and dPS Writer

    Andrew S. Gibson
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Oded Wagenstein is a travel photographer and writer. He’s built a reputation taking intimate portraits from around the world and is a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler magazine (Hebrew edition). Regular readers will be familiar with Oded’s wonderful photography and articles. We’re interviewing him here at dPS because we have just published his new ebook about travel photography. It’s called Snapn Travel – A lifetime of travel memories in a snap, and it’s available from our sister site Snapn Guides. It’s a fantastic ebook that will help any photographer who is…
  • Understanding Masking in Photoshop

    Anup Ghimire
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:04 am
    Masking is one of those techniques that will change the way you use Photoshop. Understanding this technique can help you to jump from being a beginner level Photoshop user, to a more advanced one. In this article, I will explain how masking really works in Photoshop, its few key concepts, and how Masking helps you to perform non-destructive editing. The skills you need to get started masking in Photoshop are being able to use the brush tool to paint color, understand two colors black and white, and knowledge of how layers work in Photoshop, which I assume you have very sound knowledge on.
  • Fuji X-T1 Versus X-E2 – Which Comes Out on Top?

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This video by Munetake Kayo over at BigHeadTaco compares some of the features of both of these popular Fuji mirrorless cameras. If you’re considering getting a more compact camera and downsizing from a DSLR, or maybe upgrading from a point and shoot camera – you might end up looking at one of these Fuji cameras. I know for me, as a previous film shooter, the X-T1 has a lot of appeal and it currently sitting on my list to get. So I was interested to see this comparison and it actually solidified my choice. Check out the Fuji X-T1 versus X-E2 in the video review and see what you…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center

    David Ziser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I know it’s been a while and life is good for LaDawn and I .  But as our lives take on a slightly different direction these days I've got one HUGE piece of news for you today! We are having our FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center.  [link] Everything must go and is priced at 50 - 80% OFF!!! More details below. For the last several years myDigital Resource Center [link] has been the go to on-line store for some of the most exciting lighting gear, training DVDs , software enhancements available anywhere. And now just about ALL Of…
  • Tomorrow Night - 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

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

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

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

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

  • A long belated return to blogging...with some thoughts on music and Kauai

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

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

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    16 Jun 2013 | 3:55 pm
    ...to which the tagline can read: a snapshot of the corner shelf in the study of a photographer prone to a gentle madness (where the "madness" refers to the deep passion for books, and is part of the title of a book - not shown - that describes that passion). My home, much to wife's dismay, is filled with books; all kinds of books; a veritable (countable) infinity of books, though a demonstrably smaller infinity than, say, the infinity represented by the categories one can imagine by which these books can all be distinguished, and that they collectively represent an intertwined wisdom about.
  • Authentic Wholes

    Andy Ilachinski
    9 Jun 2013 | 7:44 pm
    "In following Goethe's approach to scientific knowledge, one finds that the wholeness of the phenomenon is intensive. The experience is one of entering into a dimension that is the phenomenon, not behind or beyond it, but which is not visible at first. It is perceived through the mind, when the mind functions as an organ of perception instead of the medium of logical thought. Whereas mathematical science begins by transforming the contents of sensory perception into quantitative values and establishing a relationship between them, Goethe looked for a relationship between the perceptual…
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  • Olympus PEN E-PL7 Digital Camera

    28 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Olympus Imaging Australia has today announced the launch of the new premium PEN E-PL7 interchangeable lens camera. This new compact-sized PEN model is designed for the active, social photo-sharing photographer with its unique ‘touch’ selfie-photo and video oriented features, with sophisticated integration with the smartphone for camera control...
  • WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    To commemorate the 10th anniversary of its My Passport line of portable external hard drives, WD, a Western Digital company, is introducing a sleek new design for the world’s most popular external hard drive lines. More than 60 million My Passport drives have been sold in the past 10 years, providing approximately 42,000 petabytes of content protection for consumers worldwide. The My Passport...
  • Sony a5100 Digital Camera

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sony claims another world’s best with the announcement of the a5100, the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera. The pocket-sized a5100 joins the a7 series, a5000 and a6000 in Sony’s growing stable of compact, power-packed interchangeable lens cameras. Fitting snugly in your hand, the a5100 boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and...
  • Leica M-P Digital Camera

    25 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet and enduring...
  • Fujifilm X-E2 Digital Camera Review

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    The Fujifilm X-E2 slots nicely into the polished end of mid range interchangeable lens cameras. It features the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 16.3 megapixel capture that produces amazingly sharp images with great clarity. It is surprisingly light for a powerful, classically designed camera that oozes retro appeal and comes with built in Wi-Fi to transfer your images. This...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 5 Small Tips that Can Truly Make a Difference

    Paul Escott
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Taking good photos is hard, though it may not seem like that from afar. When they actually agree that a photographer’s work is good, people are either saying “Oh gosh, look at that photographer, they have are so talented”, as if that elusive quality of talent has been magically bestowed upon the photographer by a well-meaning fairy godmother, or they are simply explaining it through the semi-professional equipment. I’m sure you’ve seen both these kinds of reactions, the latter kind also including the enthusiasm of a clueless person about investing in a camera way above their skills,…
  • The Basic Rule with Photoshop: Less Is More

    Paul Escott
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    This may seem like something so basic that it’s basically for beginners, but since most members of our community are more or less beginners up to some extent, this post is for them. Becoming a professional photographer is a continuous and very challenging process, and some of us never manage to transition properly from being an amateur photographer to becoming a pro. That is perfectly fine, of course, since having photography as a hobby is rewarding enough in itself, and most of us are in need of a job before we can make it as a pro, but these tips are still useful if you’re trying to…
  • The Quick & Dirty Guide to Wedding Photography Business Branding

    Paul Escott
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We’ve written about branding at length before, with talk on finding your own niche and sticking to it, as well as several other techniques to help you stand out on today’s complex photography market. Today, however, we’re going to make everything simple and clear for your convenience, with a quick and dirty guide to wedding photography business branding. We’ll be covering all the basics, from getting your reputation off the ground, to putting it to work for you – all outlined in some simple, easy-to-follow steps. Oh, and good luck! The definitive guide to wedding photography…
  • 5 Online Photography Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

    Paul Escott
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Curious to know if you’re at fault for one of these common online photography portfolio mistakes? Read on – about loading time, the importance of contact information, the vital presence of passion, and plenty more errors that many otherwise skilled and professional photographers can succumb to. Bear them in mind, when you work on articulating a coherent online presence and business is sure to freely flow in. Your contact info is not crystal clear Let’s not beat around the bush about this one – one of the most frequently encountered online photography portfolio mistakes. If your…
  • Making the Most of Your Wedding Portrait Photos: 3 Trends in 2014

    Paul Escott
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    As many artists will tell you, wedding portrait photos are an art in and of themselves. They are very important to the clients, of course, and can also greatly enrich your portfolio and enhance its overall value. That’s why, for today’s post, we’re taking a look at three trends that have been dictating the rules for this segment over the past months. They’ve been confirmed enough for us to assume that they’ll also be around until the end of the year; so, pay heed and make sure you’re doing everything right, in order to make the most of your wedding portrait photos. 1. Posed shots…
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • mamiya-sekor 50mm EF adapter for canon

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Hi, A late (very late!) answer from france. The Mamiya E (or EF) lenses are not made to fit Canon EOS. They fit... Mamiya Sekor oldy ZE ZE-2 or ZM manual focu . . . Category: Lens
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Looked at all of the comments. Opened the battery compartment. Tapped the open area with my palm. The memory card disengaged. I slid it back in and now the . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Olympus EVOLT E-500 Power Switch Replacement

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:09 am
    Did you ever find an answer to this? I've just had the same problem - no suggestions on web, only to send it to Olympus Category: Digital Camera: Olympus
  • Error Code C:31:42

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:53 am
    hah I did the magic smak!! It works!! Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    24 Aug 2014 | 11:44 pm
    This worked for me: http://youtu.be/j8zhYeIPS3E Hope it leps you too Category: Digital Camera: Sony
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    Digital Photography Now

  • The fashion blogger’s new camera of choice

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:31 am
    London, August 28, 2014 – Writing on mademoisellerobot.com, fashion blogger Laetitia Wajnapel called her PEN "the ultimate fashion blogger camera". Pick up a new Olympus PEN E-PL7 and you will start to see why. PEN designers clearly understand something other camera brands often miss: people with an eye for style and first-class, creative photography don't want a bulky, plastic SLR spoiling their carefully crafted, personal look.
  • Acer launches first high-res Android tablet

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

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

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

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

  • Sony A5100 system camera

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 smallest interchangeable lens camera : Sony is proud to introduce the world’s smallest system camera with super-fast autofocus and professional quality pictures. Crisp, blur-free action photos and soulful portraits. Smooth, cinematic Full HD movies. Better-looking selfies. They’re yours for the taking with Sony’s pocket-sized A5100 - the clever little digital camera with an awful lot of picture power. Fitting snugly in your hand, the Sony A5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi.
  • Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership through 2020 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced it has signed an agreement to extend their partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games. The signing ceremony took place on August 17th in Nanjing, China, the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics attended the ceremony. As mobile technologies have become an inseparable part of our daily…
  • Sony A5100 Accessories

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 Accessories : New accessories that are compatible with the Sony A5100 system camera include the style-matching Sony LCS-EBD body case - available in three color variations - as well as the compact, easy-to-carry Sony RM-SPR1 remote. The Alpha A5100 digital camera is compatible with Sony’s ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses, and uses the same E-mount as the acclaimed A6000, A7, A7R and A7S models, as well as all the previous Alpha NEX cameras. All Sony 'FE' and 'E' lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras. The E-mount family now includes 20…
  • Sony A5100

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sony Alpha 5100 Interchangeable lens camera : Sony Electronics debuts ultra-compact Alpha A5100 system camera with impressive autofocus. Sony has unveiled the stylish A5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model: Sony ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed Alpha A6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds. It also shares the A6000’s image sensor - a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor - and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive…
  • HTC ONE (M8) MirrorLink software upgrade

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    HTC One M8 Android phone now MirrorLink enabled : The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, announced that the HTC One (M8) Android phone is now MirrorLink-enabled. MirrorLink will arrive via a software upgrade to current HTC One (M8) users with the promise of more MirrorLink-enabled HTC devices to come in the near future. (For further information on Android 4.4.3’s regional release date please contact your local HTC’s customer service). MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Using a Gray Card for Setting White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In this article, we’ll show you how to set your white balance accurately using a gray card. A gray card is just what it sounds like, a card that’s 18% gray that we use to help us set a really accurate white balance. These cards are so handy that I include a perforated tear-out gray card in both my Adobe Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers books, so if you have either of those books, go tear out your gray card. If you don’t have either of those books, you can pick up a gray card from just about any local…
  • Cinemagraph Pro

    Michael Corsentino
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Mac Application Brings Photos to Life At the razor’s edge of the still and motion convergence movement is Cinemagraph Pro for Mac, an exciting new application from Flixel. Via sophisticated, first-of-its-kind masking technology, Cinemagraph Pro mixes together still and motion into a new hybrid of combined living photos intended for online and embedded rich media uses. Since its introduction in February, Cinemagraph Pro has been on fire, garnering featured status in the Mac App Store and snagging top spots in the photography category in nearly 80 countries, including the U.S., Japan,…
  • Setting Your White Balance in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    Setting your white balance is one of the most important edits you make in Camera Raw because if you do it right, your color will be spot on, and you won’t have any color correction problems to deal with later in Photoshop. (Don’t forget these techniques work for the Develop module in Lightroom, as well.) There are three different ways to set your white balance in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR): the Temperature and Tint sliders, the White Balance presets drop-down menu, and the White Balance tool. But before we get into these different methods, let’s discuss the difference between…
  • Petzval DSLR Art Lens

    Michael Corsentino
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:38 am
    Old-World Optics for New-World Cameras Software-based filters for simulated bokeh and old-world camera effects are great, but nothing beats getting it right in camera. The new Petzval DSLR Art Lens brings the look of old-world optics to new-world cameras in a way no other lens has. Zenit and Lomography engineers have teamed up to redraw, recalculate, and remeasure the original classic 1840 Petzval lens and create a new, updated version compatible with modern DSLRs. Currently, both Nikon F and Canon EF lens mounts are available. Used at wider apertures, the reimagined version of the…
  • The Aviator Travel Jib

    Michael Corsentino
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Compact, Lightweight Jib for Video Shooting professional-looking video footage requires not only a capable DSLR or camcorder, but also a few key accessories essential for high-quality production values. To capture the shots you’ve seen where a camera fluidly glides across the horizon or moves smoothly up or down in a scene, filmmakers use a tool called a jib, a crane-like piece of equipment that’s typically expensive, heavy, and complicated to set up. That is until the folks over at Nice Industries introduced The Aviator Travel Jib, a best-in-class, compact, lightweight, and affordable…
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    Photojojo

  • How to Make Hyperlapse Videos that Totally Wow!

    laurel
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s nothing quite as sweet as new love. After only 2 days it’s safe to say – the whole internet is in love with Hyperlapse. The new app from Instagram, lets you make butter smooth timelapse videos at the push of very few buttons. Admit it, you’re in love too. If not now, you will be soon. You just need to get to know Hyperlapse a little better. That’s why we’ve spent the last couple days, moving at 12x times our regular speed, learning the ins, the outs, the how to’s and how not’s of Hyperlapse. We’re here to share them with you! Learn to shoot ‘em,…
  • Sneaky Ways to Avoid Camera Theft

    Britta
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The greatest days are full of fun photo ops, not bad guys creepin’ on your turf. Protect your gear! Cover your phonecam in junky camouflage and trick those thieves into stealing something else less cool, like a stack of old CDs. Go “normcore” and try carrying your fancy camera in a something less fancy, like a tote bag covered in cats. Sometimes all you need are confusion tactics … like a picture of a bright pink donut on your fancy camera lens. Learn Three Tricks For Outsmarting Camera Snatchers (...)Read the rest of Sneaky Ways to…
  • New Sweet Spot Phone Lens from Lensbaby!

    Britta
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The “Sweet Spot” is more than an excellent name for a tiny pie shop or puppy massage spa … it’s exactly what you need to make your photos really stand out. Meet the LM-10 Sweet Spot Phone Lens! With it, our pals at Lensbaby are bringing they’re years of creative lens making expertise to the phoneography game. Stick a removable metal ring to your phone then attach the LM-10 via magnet to add brilliant blur and extra artsiness to your photos and videos. The LM-10 sports on extra magnet on its end so you can snap on a second lens! Add a…
  • I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

    Lauren
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now? You don’t want them stored in your laptop forever, but there isn’t enough shelf space in the world to show them off. Where we’re going we don’t need shelves. We’ve rounded up some our favorite photo projects from our archives and elsewhere around the ‘net to show you what to do with those awesome photos of yours. 10 Ideas for Showing Off Vacation Photos (...)Read the rest of I’m Back From Vacation. Now What? (501…
  • Meet the Cube: A Go-Anywhere Action Cam from Polaroid

    Britta
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The folks at Polaroid (the ones who brought instant photos to the masses) are at it again! They’ve cooked up The Cube, a go-everywhere action cam that’s as easy to use as it is easy on the wallet. An action camera for the masses (hey, that’s us … that’s YOU). The Cube records quality HD video in 1080p with its wide angle lens. The cam’s rubber exterior is not only shock proof and water resistant, but it’s also super cute and friendly! Attach the magnetic Cube to the bike mount to record your morning commute. Set it up on the tripod and…
 
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • Greek wedding of Mallory and Peter at the Colony Hotel

    megan
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 pm
    A lot of energy and heart went into Mallory and Peter's wedding day. Mallory said she started planning after their engagement a little over a year ago but her brother claims her plans have been in the works since she was little. I was very impressed with how much each detail was thought out- and how much Mallory made by hand! The wedding invitations which she designed herself were particularly stunning. Equally impressive was Mallory's wedding dress which was brought in 10 sizes (can you imagine?!) to fit her slender frame. It was adorned with custom beading.Mallory's Greek heritage was well…
  • Erin and Todd's Maine wedding at the 1812 Farm in Bristol

    whitney
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    "A simple hello changes everything," said Erin and Todd.  The two met at a bar in NYC, days before Todd left to return home to Australia.  After all, he was just on holiday.  Little did he know, he had just met his future wife.  About six months later, Erin and her spontaneous self moved from NYC to Australia.  Clearly these two had a hunch.  A year and a half later, they were engaged.  I'd say it was fate with a dash of serendipity that these two crossed paths.  They have an easy connection, tons of passion, and value friends and family.  Their…
  • Wentworth by the Sea wedding of Emily and Stephen

    denise
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Emily and Stephen's day was truly all about family.  Stephen's son, Brett, and daughter, Ruby, had important roles as ring bearer and flower girl, but it felt like they were marrying Emily, too.  Ruby had an eye on the bride all through hair and makeup preparations, watching quietly and piping up every so often that she, too, wanted her hair curled or a little lip gloss applied.  Brett hung out with the men as they watched a game and told funny stories, laughing along with them when he could tell the punch line had been delivered.After a sweet ceremony we headed to the garden…
  • mountaintop family portrait in Ossipee, New Hampshire

    denise
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    When Stephanie mentioned that I would travel up a steep driveway to their home in the mountains, she wasn't kidding.  I felt nearly vertical in my car as I climbed up the steep grade.  But once I reached the top, I saw exactly why this family escapes to this spot.  The views from their perch are just breathtaking.  You can look out from either the front yard or the patio area to layers of mountains, stacked one in front of the other in a blue swath.I was greeted by Stephanie and her two daughters who were romping around the yard with pup, Karoo, as they waited for their…
  • French's Point destination wedding of Olivia and Brett

    whitney
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Two grooms named Brett Mitchell?!  What?!  I thought it was a typo, but no.  I photographed my second Brett Mitchell of the season (the first was at Spruce Point Inn and he married Sarah!) -- this Brett married Olivia.  After a proposal under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, they had a beautiful destination wedding in Stockton Springs, Maine.  The two traveled from Michigan, drove the Maine coast, and were hooked when they found French's Point.  Brett claimed he had a few excited butterflies, but his demeanor was calm and collected all day.  Olivia was similarly…
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Nikon D810

    Haryono
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nikon D810 is a new full-frame DSLR camera which replace two models of D800 and D800E. Nikon claims that this camera provide the highest image quality in Nikon history. It also keep the impressive performance of the two models before. D810 is equipped a 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter and […]
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    Haryono
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In […]
  • Nikon 1 V3

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

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

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

  • Becoming a freelance photographer

    12 Aug 2014 | 12:35 pm
    After being asked about becoming a pro photographer, Keith has written a short article covering 5 areas you really shouldn't avoid thinking about. Based on 10 years experience of running a business, taking photos is definitely not all it takes...
  • Review update - Topaz Adjust V5.1 plugin

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Updated review of the Adjust V5.1 plugin from Topaz Labs.
  • Review - Canon PRO-100 printer

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A review of Canon's 8 ink dye based A3+ printer. It includes additional grey inks to improve B&W printing, but does it deliver?
  • Review - Tonality Pro

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    A plugin and standalone application (Mac) for producing black and white images from colour. Editing features include masked adjustments and layers. Tested in Photoshop. Layers work for Aperture and Lightroom.
  • New photography articles and reviews

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

  • Canon Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Kwanon

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Canon is commemorating the 80th anniversary of its first camera, the Kwanon. Read more and comment »
  • Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    The new Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA adapter features an advanced 5-element / 4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass for improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting. Read more and comment »
  • Nissin i40 Flash for FourThirds and Sony

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Kenro, has announced that the Nissin i40 - ‘love mini’ compact flash gun is now also available for FourThirds and new hot shoe style Sony cameras. Read more and comment »
  • International Landscape Photographer of the Year - Winner Announced

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    The winners of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year have just been announced. Read more and comment »
  • Chasing the Light Magazine Issue #32

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Issue 32 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light Online Magazine is now available to purchase. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • Adobe MAX Signals Start of the Conference Season

    Ekwoman
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Adobe MAX is a doozy of a conference—the big one we all aspire to attend. Someday. This 4-day event being held in L.A. October 4th–8th features more than 60 speakers giving sessions from graphic design and digital publishing to video, photography, and creative imaging . If that scope isn't enough to convince you that this is the year to go, I have three words for you: Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Maybe that's three words, but either way, he will be co-hosting MAX Sneaks. This session has a talk show/infomercial/movie premiere vibe that showcases what's been…
  • A Type Geek's Ultimate Calendar

    Ekwoman
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm probably the odd man out when it comes to designers and type: I can't identify a typeface at 100 paces and I don't hate Papyrus with a bloodthirsty passion. In all fairness though, I think Bud Light and Guinness taste similar, so you probably shouldn't trust my palate. If you are among the many who froth at the mouth at the mere mention of elegant ascenders, precise kerning, and exquisitely-crafted serifs, you might want to put this typography calendar on your holiday wishlist. Produced by Workman Publishing—creators of the iconic Page-A-Day…
  • Big Sale on Illustrator Plug-ins

    Mike Rankin
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    Authors: Mike RankinBody: Astute Graphics, makers of an amazingly powerful (and fun) set of plug-ins for Illustrator is having a 50% off Summer Fest Sale, from now through September 10, 2014. Both new and existing customers can take advantage of the sale to purchaase new plug-ins or upgrades. To get an idea of what you can do with these plug-ins, check out the free movies in my lynda.com course Up and Running With Astute Graphics Plug-ins for Illustrator. For full details on the Summer Fest sale, check out the blog post at AstuteGraphics.com, and don't miss their free weekly…
  • Find and Fix Missing Fonts in PDFs

    Ekwoman
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: One of the benefits of working with PDFs is that the fonts are part of the package so there aren't any font issues, right? OK, I can hear you rolling your eyes from here. We all know that fonts are one of the biggest headaches when working with PDFs, mostly due to creators not properly including everything needed to process the PDF properly. Luckily, the folks at Enfocus and Monotype have given us hope with the release of their PitStop Font Fix plug-in for Acrobat Standard and Acrobat Pro. This plug-in—which only costs a social media…
  • Fonts to Help the Homeless

    Ekwoman
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Good things often spring from the union of commerce, art, and charity, as these "fonts with a purpose" illustrate. The Arrels Foundation for the homeless has partnered with the Cyranos McCann agency and a handful of homeless people to create Homelessfonts. The handwriting of these people living on the streets of Barcelona—used to adorn their cardboard signs—has been turned into professional fonts for sale. The project is intended to bring awareness to the homeless issue in Europe, as well as give the homeless creators a source of pride and dignity. The…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Happy to Take on Some Ice Water for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

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

    Chase
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the years I’ve kicked out a bunch of vids shooting from the skies on commercial gigs, like here, here, here and here for starters. But occasionally, on the heels of a commercial assignment based out of a particularly stunning location, I’ll treat myself to some heli time shooting my ongoing aerial fine art project (personal work with dose of adventure). In fact, I’ve documented these adventures before — like here in New Zealand. I even did a how-to shoot aerial photography thingie here from Belize… but truth be told, all this flying never gets old. And so it…
  • 12 Secrets for Unlocking Your Most Creative Work

    Chase
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    A lot of my breakthrough creative thoughts come to me when least expected. I’ve talked about “finding creativity” and “creative inspiration” all over the damn place… on podcasts like this and this (twice for example) or given a keynote on it here at SWSW. That said, I’ve also learned from an entire life in the trenches as an artist what DOESN’T contribute to them (abusing myself, bad head space, partying too much), but more importantly, what does… I’ve learned that creative inspiration is something that can be directly CULTIVATED by…
  • LENSTOPIA Part IV — The Top 5 Lenses for Your Micro Four Thirds Camera (+ a few others)

    Chase
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Data tells me that more than 100,000 of you caught my earlier Top 5 Nikon, Top 5 Canon & Top 5 Hasselblad lens posts, but it’s intuition that tells me what many of you are really wanting is today’s post on Micro 4/3 and mirrorless lenses. And yes, I rarely write about gear since there are entire websites dedicated to that pixel peeping universe… but my hope is that this makes the few times I do write about gear more helpful and impactful. I play the field when it comes to gear so that I can shoot with the best / preferred gear in any situation. And is was really that…
  • Everything You Weren’t Taught About Taking Photos: How to Make an Image While Making Tough Decisions on Set (Amidst the Drama of it All)

    Chase
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Background Story. This image was a part of a global campaign — print, OOH and digital – for Naked Juice in 2011. This image was one image in a series of 6 ads where the goal was to achieve what we were calling “the Naked Lens” — a superwarm, hard backlit look, complete with lens flare and jeweled tones throughout the image. While it might be an overused look these days — lens flares hadn’t yet hitting the mainstream for advertising. The idea was that this look, when combined across all Naked’s imagery, could be an “own-able” look for Naked. You…
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    Camera Labs

  • Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS review - high-end tele zoom for mirrorless Alphas!

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Sony's FE 70-200mm f4G OSS is the first telephoto zoom that's native to the company's full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, allowing it to work without an adapter on the A7, NEX and Ax000 series. It sports a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilization and fast and quiet focusing. I tested it extensively for sports and urban landscapes with the A6000 and present the first part of my review here! I'll update this review with a report on the full-frame performance in the future, but in the meantime many of my results are applicable for both formats. Check out my Sony FE 70-200mm review!
  • Mirrorless sports photography - it's come of age!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Mirrorless cameras have a lot going for them, but sports photography is an area where they've traditionally struggled. They could shoot quick bursts but their continuous AF was rarely convincing, leaving DSLRs as the best bet for people who wanted to shoot moving subjects. But when I tested Sony's A6000 I found it delivered the best continuous AF I'd seen from a mirrorless camera so far - the only question was whether it was up to a pro sports event. To find out I followed the 2014 Tour de France over five days across mountain passes, through rural villages and culminating with the time trial…
  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 review - flagship pocket travel-zoom!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    The Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 is Panasonic's flagship pocket super-zoom camera. Replacing the best-selling TZ40 / ZS30, the new TZ60 / ZS40 sports a 30x range equivalent to 24-720mm, and becomes the first pocket super-zoom with a built-in electronic viewfinder and support for RAW files. The TZ60 / ZS40 also packs 18 Megapixel resolution, 1080p video, built-in Wifi with NFC, and GPS with a database of landmarks. Find out which is the best super-zoom for you in my TZ60 / ZS40 review, where I'll compare it against key rivals from Sony, Canon and even within Panasonic's own range!
  • Sony RX100 III review - the best compact for enthusiasts!

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 III is the latest in a series of popular compacts aimed at enthusiasts. It shares the larger than average 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor of the RX100 II, but swaps the lens for a 24-70mm f1.8-2.8. This may not zoom as far, but it starts a little wider and ends a lot brighter. Amazingly Sony's also managed to squeeze-in a popup electronic viewfinder, the screen now flips up by 180 degrees to face the subject and the video quality has improved. Find out why I reckon it's the best compact for enthusiasts in my in-depth Sony RX100 III review!
  • Sony A3000 review - budget mirrorless camera!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sony's Alpha A3000 is the company's most affordable mirrorless camera, and one that aims to take business away from traditional entry-level DSLRs. It features a 20 Megapixel APS-C sensor, Full HD video, and a wealth of shooting modes and assistance that will delight beginners. To hit a low price point, Sony's had to fit a basic electronic viewfinder, but you can't argue with the great image quality from a camera that costs two thirds the price of its cheapest DSLR rivals. Indeed it's one of the cheapest new cameras with an APS-C sensor and the chance to swap lenses - but is it right for you,…
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Klidná tůňka / Peaceful pond

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Kousek skoro klidné hladiny skryté pod balvanem v řece Vydře. Almost peaceful water level of Vydra river hidden below big mossy boulder. Buďte dnes na děcka hodný, musí do školy... :-(
  • Chalupská slať / Chalupska swamp

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Nějak se to tak semlelo, že jsem minulé pondělí v srdci Šumavy stál na lávce Chalupské slati. Proudy lidí přicházely a odcházely, vzpomínaly, obdivovaly kačenky, hledaly kešku, svačily. Občas někdo vytáhl foťák a ze vzdálenosti natažené ruky vycvakl svůj obličej s pozadím slati. Díky Pavlovi za tip na krásné místo! Somehow everything mixed up, last Monday I stood in the heart of the Sumava forest on the wooden footbridge of Chalupska swamp. Streams of people came and went, somebody stood and remember, another count ducks or look for a geocaching box.
  • Mandarinková planeta / The tangerine planet

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hlavně, aby se mě někdo nezeptal proč mandarinková...ale co, do mě! Komu se to nelíbí, ať udělá čárku ! Kolikrát domu donesu fotky, že jsem z nich jelen. To mám z toho, že doháním podprůměrnost talentu pílí. Teď abych hledal nějakou báseň, nebo moudra, abych to zachránil.Jako že hledám neotřelý pohledy a nový směr?Jasně, furt něco hledám. Please just don´t ask me why "tangerine". Sometimes I bring home strange photos and I´m confused. Yes, it is my fault, because I always try to cover my subnormal talent by diligence. Damn!
  • Na okraji snu / At the edge of dream

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Zdálo se mi, že cítím listopadový vítr, ale byl to jen sen. Krásný sen. Ve větvích šustilo poslední listí a jinovatka zdobila suchá stébla. I had dream about autumn wind but it was just a dream. Nice dream. Last leaves shaked on branches and ground frost shined on dry stalks. Na jedné lodi plujem na jedné palubě a i když neveslujem voda nás sama nese na jedné lodi plujem vstříc stejné záhubě a mrtvé vyhazujem a živým smějeme se ... Na jedné lodi, Jarek Nohavica
  • Slunečno / Sunny

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jedno pronikavé slunečno.Focení je hlavně o fotkách. Když to ale jeden nemá jako nádeničinu, může si to užít jako docela normální člověk....v neděli v pět ráno, kdesi...Docela normálně...užít :-) One heavy sunny morning.Photography is all about photos. Mostly. If one does not do it as daily work, can enjoy it as a fairly normal person.... Sunday at five, somewhere... Quite normal ... enjoy :-)
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • A Photographer’s Gift To Their Family

    Joe McNally
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    One of the single best things you can do as the resident photographer of your house is give back the gift of your skills to your family. Be the domestic documentarian. This is what we can do, as shooters. It is a small thing to give back, considering the preponderance of annoying stuff that goes along with just having a photog in the family. We’re pains in the neck, right? Not to mention absolute hell on relationships. If you’re a wedding shooter, bye-bye weekends. Sports shooter? Ditto. And, if you’re a serious, serious sports shooter, say of football, so long Thanksgiving, Christmas…
  • Congrats to Joe T!

    Joe McNally
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:40 am
    This past weekend, Joe Torre’s #6 was officially retired at Yankee Stadium. He rightly took his place among the pinstriped legends. I worked with Joe a number of times over the years, and he always proved to be an affable subject. I wrote about the above snap in The Moment It Clicks. I shot it in the aftermath of Frank Torre’s heart transplant surgery, performed by the famous Dr. Mehmet Oz. Frank and Joe were not only brothers, but also one of those rare tandems of siblings who both made it to the big leagues. I was assigned to shoot the trio, at Yankee stadium, for a story on…
  • Profoto B1–Nikon TTL: Field Test

    Joe McNally
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    I recently was fortunate enough to be allowed to play with a beta version of the Profoto Air Remote TTL-N units. That means, in short, the Nikon version of controllers for the already renowned Profoto B1 units. The Canon models have been out for a while, and now the remote for Nikon hits the market on Sept. 15. Hit this link for the complete skinny and specs.  So, here’s the good news. My first frame shot with the unit was bang on in terms of exposure. (Which I figured was pretty good, as, it being the first time in the field with them, I really didn’t know what I was doing, or…
  • The Sky is the Driver

    Joe McNally
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    As I usually mention when teaching flash lighting, the most important light to observe and work with is not represented by that carton of flashes in the trunk of your car. It’s the ambient light level you encounter on location. Even if you go into a coal mine, and there is no light, that lack of ambient illumination becomes the driver for your flash solution. Likewise, outside, on a sunny day, that nuclear blast of photons up in the sky pushes you to light…or not. So, ironically, when you go on location as a “flash photographer.” no matter how many watt seconds you are…
  • A Life of Laughter

    Joe McNally
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    A bright light just went out. Robin Williams could speak faster than most of us can think. And when he spoke (often in tongues) we laughed, long, hard and well. Only photographed him once. Typical of his irreverent whimsy, he walked onstage to rehearse wearing a “Forty F%&*$#&G Niners” t-shirt, and dared the assembled photogs to take his picture and put that in your “family f%$*(**&^%g newspaper.” Had to bring my timing to get a publishable snap. We were all lucky to get anything sharp. He kept it lively, doing his routine, and riffing here and there. His…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Jason
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Hello all, and apologies for the quiet nature of things for the last few weeks.  Life, as always, has a way of interfering with what we have to do versus what we  want to do.  Nevertheless, you must always take a break to do some of the fun things – smell the roses as it were.  As such, here’s a peaceful montage of our new pup of 5 months (she’s 7 months old as of this writing) whilst at Lake Erie over Labor Day weekend. Just further evidence that you must always take time to enjoy life, otherwise, why is it worth living? And always keep a camera with you – all…
  • Take Time to Play

    Jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Ever feel like your creativity is  at a standstill?  Something got it on hold?  The common belief is that creative or mental blocks come from trying too hard to actually be creative.  So, how can we stop trying to hard?  It’s not that we should stop trying per se. It’s more that we need to stop trying to make every image a powerful image.  Being playful often starts with just laughing at yourself.  Seriously…laugh at yourself.  Do something stupid or silly.  That becomes infectious and can move you forward to play. In being playful with your work, it’s often…
  • Beautiful Bokeh

    Jason
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Over the weekend, I was taking some time to review some new hardware (not done testing yet, so gotta wait there) and I was testing in various types of lighting conditions, and at various burst rates.  During the course of the testing, I remembered how beautiful the bokeh is on the Sigma 70mm Macro lens.  Rather than diving into some lengthy narrative about what bokeh is, and how bokeh can really set things off nicely in an image, I figured it might be easier this time to just demonstrate with a few shots with what I would call… Beautiful Bokeh The background is simply the tree…
  • Hawking your wares…

    Jason
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It sounds painful, and in the current climate, it can be.  For some though, this phrase may not sound familiar, so let me expand a little here – I am talking about selling your pictures.  It’s competitive for sure, as there are many more of us than there were a mere 10 years ago.  That, combined with the fact that buyers are paying less for them than before due to shrinking budgets – does not mean that no one is buying photos.  It just means you have to look in more places.  One such resource is the publication “The Photographer’s Market”. Published…
  • 5 Point and Shoots Under $250

    Jason
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cameras are everywhere. Every cell phone these days has a built in one. Many folks tend to notice though that a cell phone camera has limitations on functionality, and look at getting a dedicated camera to take better quality pictures. While I’ve always encouraged people to adopt the mentality that The Best Camera is the one you have with you, there are added benefits to working with a dedicated camera over one that exists as part of a multi-function device like a smart phone. DSLR’s are great, but have several limitations themselves, the most common one of which is that they are bulky,…
 
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

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

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

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

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

    admin
    1 May 2014 | 7:32 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman Pelican touts its reputation for making high-performance case solutions that are watertight, crushproof, dust proof and used by professionals in the most demanding situation including firefighters, police and military. I’ve owned several of the company’s cases over the years and when I think of Pelican, the words “useful” and “indestructible” come to mind. After recently testing the Pelican 1560LOC overnight case (full of camera equipment) the useful part went to a whole new level. First, a little bit about Pelican…
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    DIYPhotography

  • Squirrel Confuses GoPro For Lady-Squirrel, Sexually Assaults The Camera

    Udi Tirosh
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Small animals are aware of humans and behave differently (or disappear entirely) when humans are present. This is why nature photographers often leave their camera with a remote (or simply rolling) to capture the natural behavior of those animals. And this is exactly what youtuber delicious fishes did when leaving some sunflower seeds and peanuts [...] The post Squirrel Confuses GoPro For Lady-Squirrel, Sexually Assaults The Camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Into The Night Will Motivate You To Go Outside And Take Photos During The Next Blue Hour

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After sharing Roy Two Thousand’s Burning Man timelapse a couple weeks ago, I decided that I could probably cut back on my timelapse addiction for a while. After all, it would be pretty hard to top the slick camerawork of R2K. At least that’s what I thought at the time. Then I happened to come across this [...] The post Into The Night Will Motivate You To Go Outside And Take Photos During The Next Blue Hour appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Joy of Photography – When You Capture Great Photos Without Knowing It

    JP Danko
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    If you have ever shot film, you know it – the feeling you get when you sit down with that stack of prints that just came back from the lab. The nervous anticipation: Is there anything good in here? The initial disappointment:  Flipping through the first bunch of mediocre prints….meh, meh, ohhh…nope…meh… Then you see [...] The post The Joy of Photography – When You Capture Great Photos Without Knowing It appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Awesome New Photo Editing Software Helps Us See What Our Cameras Couldn’t

    Tiffany Mueller
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Imagine taking a single photograph of an object and being able to bring that lonely image into editing software that would allow you to turn the object around 360°, revealing all its sides which the camera never even saw. Software that would let you take a single picture (just one frame) of an origami bird and still [...] The post Awesome New Photo Editing Software Helps Us See What Our Cameras Couldn’t appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Sony’s KW1 Does Not Squirt Purfume It Takes Selfies

    Udi Tirosh
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:22 am
    In ancient times, before smartphones were around the fight was over cell phones. At one step Motorola changed the market forever when they introduced the a pink version on 2005. This was one of the first statements that the way a cellphone looks is just as important as its features. Now it looks like Sony [...] The post Sony’s KW1 Does Not Squirt Purfume It Takes Selfies appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • SeriousCompacts.com is now PhotographersLounge.org

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

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

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

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

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

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Pan Blur Effect and Cloud Brushes – Episode 390

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    In this season finale, Matt has a tip on adding wispy clouds to your cityscape shots using the pan blur effect in Photoshop. Pete has a tip on creating clouds using a cloud brush. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 390 is now playing! Download Episode 390 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Light Effect and HDR – Episode 389

    Nick Abramovitz
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Corey demonstrates how to put 3d lighting effects into a two dimensional photo. RC gives a quick tip on how to leverage bridge in Photoshop for HDR work. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 389 is now playing! Download Episode 389 (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: Perspective Warp – Episode 388

    Nick Abramovitz
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    Corey has a tip on using perspective warp to manipulate your photos or designs. Pete dives in deeper to a tip he did a few weeks ago on working with shadows and highlights for perspective. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 388 is now playing! Download Episode 388 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cartoon Sketch and Scripted Patterns- Episode 387

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

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

  • Shutter Counts – Why They Matter and Why They Don’t

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

    Jeff Revell
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Sadly, I don’t seem to have a lot of time for photowalking these days but there’s still one event that I always make room for. Every year my buddy Scott Kelby puts on a photowalk event of incredible proportions, which draws in photographers from all over. Of course I am talking about the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that takes place every Fall. I have had the pleasure of hosting one of the photowalks every year and it is a pleasure for me to be a part of it. I am always on the lookout for interesting places to host my photowalk and this year I am trying something a bit…
  • My Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

    Jeff Revell
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I wasn’t sure about whether or not I was going to be doing an Ice Bucket Challenge until my buddy Scott Kelby gave me no choice. Scott took his challenge at the end of the latest episode of The Grid and threw the challenge at me live during the broadcast. I happily accepted and started making plans. Having already watched several previous challenges by my friends I decided to do something a little different so I shot it with three cameras. The first is just my simple JVC handycam for the straight on view. Then I added a GoPro Hero3 Black for some nice 720/120 fps video to get that nice…
  • Making the DSLR Switch

    Jeff Revell
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Whether you are thinking of moving from a Nikon to a Canon or Pentax to Sony, there are a few things you should take into consideration when contemplating the move to a new camera system. As someone who goes from camera to camera for work reasons, I have some first-hand knowledge on what it takes to make the move. First off, you should really do your homework and consider why it is that you want to move. Are you looking for features that your brand doesn’t offer or are you just growing bored with the photos coming from your camera and think a switch will re-invigorate your photography?
  • A Canon 7D Mk II Wish List

    Jeff Revell
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I try to stay up on all of the latest camera rumors to get an idea of what may be around the corner. It also helps me plan for possible future books that I might get to write. Right now the buzz around the rumor sites is that Canon will be unleashing a new DSLR sometime soon. Rumor has it that it might be an upgrade of the EOS 7D. My first Snapshots to Great Shots book was based on the very excellent EOS 5D and since that time Canon has released the 6D and 7D. There is no solid information on what or when for the next camera in line but I started thinking about what I would like to see in a…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Why ISO Changed Resolution Chart

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Image Engineering publishes explanations on why ISO changed the resolution chart in Feb. 2014."The problems users had with the old chart:It is defined as a high contrast test chart with a white background. This sometimes causes clipping in the highlights or/and the shadows.Visual analysis is often impossibleThe high contrast edge is subject to sharpening which leads to misleading results when looking at an SFR derived from the edge"The new chart is sine Siemens star image considered to be better suited for the resolution measurements, although system sharpening can still present a measurement…
  • FLIR One Camera Teardown

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Mike Electric publishes a video teardown of FLIR One camera and its thermal sensor Lepton core (part 1, part 2):
  • Google Glass Power Consumption Dominated by Camera

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Rice University group presented a paper on Google Glass power consumption breakup at Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems 2014 (APSYS) at Beijing, China:"Draining our Glass: An Energy and Heat Characterization of Google Glass"Robert LiKamWa, Zhen Wang, Aaron Carroll, Felix Xiaozhu Lin, and Lin ZhongThe power is by far dominated by camera and image processing:The same is seen in the temperature profiles:
  • Microsoft Applies for Energy-Optimized Image Sensor Patent

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    Microsoft-sponsored research on low power image sensor is now published as a patent application US20140232932 "Energy-proportional image sensor" by Robert LiKamWa, Nissanka Arachchige Bodhi Priyantha, Matthai Philipose, Lin Zhong, and Paramvir Bahl. Basically, it says that all the circuits need be to in power down mode during the idle time, and the resolution needs to be lowered when not necessary:
  • Compressed Sensing Methods Aimed to Power Reduction

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:20 am
    Sony and Stanford University files a patent application US20140231620 "Image sensor and imaging method with single shot compressed sensing" by Yusuke Oike and Abbas El Gamal aimed to save the image sensor power: "Low power consumption is a primary concern in many CMOS image sensor applications. As the resolution of these sensors has increased while maintaining or increasing their frame rate, the analog to digital conversion (A/D) associated with the sensors has become a dominant component of power consumption. Typical image compression techniques reduce the readout rate (and hence the I/O…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • #PhotoSchool – Learn photography from the cool guys

    Damon Webster
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    There are so many ways to learn photography, with the plethora of online schools making study at home a pretty easy choice to make. You should want to learn from those who make their living at it, though, then you’ll get methods that truly “get the money” Famed photographer Michael Muller, and Patrick Hoelck have […]
  • #TBT – As Real As It Gets: Wyatt Neumann

    Damon Webster
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    First posted this in May, 2009, Wyatt Neumann, photographer, has recently become a cause celebrate for his photographs of his children posted online. A loving, devoted,father, this series has become a polarizing discussion of artist rights. But he’s a good photographer. Have a look at some of his work before the controversy.The Flickr link is […]
  • Battery Life: It’s the worst!

    Damon Webster
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I’m mainly talking about the smartphones. You know these things filled with apps that have taken the place of your point & shoot cameras. Snapseed, Camera+, PS, Lightroom Mobile, ProCamera, Hipstamatic, the Classic CameraBag, and of course VSCO. YOU probably have your favorite go-to’s. And then there is the Instagram behemoth to post to. Love […]
  • BigAcrylic: When Your Walls Need Some Dressing!

    Damon Webster
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    OK, who prints their images these days? Not many folks, I know. It’s mainly on a screen. But you can’t have naked walls. I can’t anyway. So when I was in an edit suite a month ago, I noticed some very cool images,float mounted on the wall. All acrylic prints. So I did some more […]
  • Brad Elterman : a little #TBT in many ways

    Damon Webster
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This article was first posted in 2009. We’re going to dedicate Thursdays on Photoinduced as Throw Back Thursday, and go into our archives to reintroduce some folks and photography to you. Sure, the concept of paparazzi was popularized in the days of La Dolce Vita. Yes, celebrities have always been sought after for exclusive personal […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Tips komposisi : Mendapatkan warna yang tajam

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Warna merupakan salah satu bagian terpenting dalam suatu komposisi. Seringkali orang banyak belajar tentang dasar-dasar fotografi (eksposure, pencahayaan, serta berbagai macam tips komposisi), namun seringkali topik tentang warna malah terlupakan. Hal ini tentunya perlu kita luruskan karena begitu pentingnya peran warna yang mampu mempengaruhi hasil akhir. Dalam fotografi landscape maupun macro peran ketajaman warna sangat vital, birunya langit maupun hijaunya sawar, serta warna warni bunga tidak akan tampil maksimal jika kita tidak mengetahui caranya. Berikut adalah kunci bagaimana…
  • Kreatif Mengisolasi Subjek

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Isolasi/Isolating berasal dari bahasa Inggris yang artinya memisah, sedangkan dalam fotografi berarti memisahkan subjek dari hal lain disekitarnya. Seringkali kita mendapatkan subjek yang menyatu(baik dalam hal warna maupun kecerahan) dengan background sehingga kita kesulitan menonjolkannya, sehingga gambar yang dihasilkan tampak datar dan ngeblend. Ada beberapa cara jitu untuk menonjolkan subjek/memisahkannya dari background dan objek sekitar yang cukup mengganggu sehingga gambar yang kita hasilkan akan maksimal. Berikut adalah penjelasannya: 1. Gunakan Selective Color Ini merupakan teknik…
  • Ukuran Sensor Kamera dan pengaruhnya

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Sebelum era digital mendominasi teknologi kamera, dahulu kala Fotografer banyak menggunakan kamera SLR(Single Lens Reflex) yang mengacu pada system prisma dan lensa pada kamera 35 mm. Penggunaan kamera SLR memiliki standar ukuran film yakni 35mm. Ukuran film adalah 24mmx36mm, seperti yang biasa kita lihat, dan perkembangan teknologi telah berhasil mengawinkan antara Kamera SLR dengan teknologi digital. DSLR(Digital Single Lens Reflex) merupakan varian digital dari teknologi yang sama dengan SLR, yang mampu mengolah gambar dalam bentuk digital sehingga film tidak diperlukan lagi. Hal ini…
  • Ketahui batasan anda sebagai seorang fotografer

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Seringkali kita merasa sangat optimis dengan kemampuan yang kita miliki serta peralatan canggih yang kita punya, seakan dimanapun dan kapanpun pasti bisa menghasilkan foto yang luar biasa. Hal tersebut sangat lumrah namun seringkali kita juga menemui hambatan yang bisa diatasi dengan satu cara dan cara yang lain akan sia-sia. Karena hal tersebut anda perlu mengetahui batasan anda daripada terus mencoba dan berusaha mendapatkan gambar yang “tidak mungkin”, namun tentunya hal ini tidak sama dengan kata “menyerah”. Kita hanya perlu menjadi seorang yang cerdas dan…
  • Gorilla Pod : Si Tripod Mini yang Fleksibel

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Membawa tripod berukuran besar kadangkala cukup merepotkan apalagi saat barang bawaan kita sedang banyak. Tampilan tripod juga sangat mencolok dan kadangkala tidak bisa kita gunakan disetiap tempat yang kita inginkan. Disinilah peran gorilla pod yang bisa kita andalkan. Gorilla pod adalah alat yang bisa kita gunakan untuk menstabilkan kamera layaknya tripod. Gorilla pod/tripod mini memiliki kaki-kaki fleksible yang bisa kita tekuk sesuai dengan keinginan dan  bisa kita tempatkan hampir dimanapun. Gorilla pod tentunya memiliki plus minus bila dibandingkan dengan tripod biasa, dan ada baiknya…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • Where Wisdom Gathers {and #TheBestYes giveaway!}

    Dawn Camp
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    I jog on pavement wet from last night’s rain. Water drips from leaves overhead and a cool breeze drifts in from the woods to caress my legs. I follow the trailhead until it hits the greenway, like the stem of a T joining its top. A glance to the right to make sure I don’t run in front of a bike or a dog walking its owner and then I veer left, following the path my kids’ cross country team took earlier and the woman who crosses before me as I approach the fork. Since she looks neither 20-something nor in training for a marathon, I challenge myself to match her…
  • Download Your September 2014 Calendar!

    Dawn Camp
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In July I visited northwest Arkansas and DaySpring headquarters as part of our yearly (in)courage authors’ retreat. A lovely path wound through woods and flower gardens leading from our hotel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, so my camera and I took an early morning walk there the day I left. Carrying a heavy bag and multiple lenses didn’t sound like much fun, so I limited myself to my macro lens, which still challenges me. When I get it right the results are worth the effort, and even more satisfying because of it. I decided my early morning would be…
  • Just Hold On

    Dawn Camp
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    We’ve been at Six Flags since noon on a perfect July day, but it’s dark now and we haven’t eaten in hours, the kids determined not to waste a moment when they can stroke the sky, inhale the wind, defy gravity, or test the limit of their fears. Food in your tummy isn’t wise when roller coasters are involved, anyway. The park closes in 30 minutes and my 12-year-old son leads us to the Gotham City section of the park, his day apparently incomplete unless he rides the Batman, a roller coaster too intense for my 9- and 10-year-old daughters. He races away and they steer me…
  • IKEA 2015 Catalog and $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

    Dawn Camp
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I recently attended a blogger event at IKEA Atlanta, celebrating the launch of the 2015 catalog. I’ve been to IKEA many times, but I learned more about their products, showrooms, and corporate philosophy. I’ll share highlights here and images from the new catalog. Enter at the bottom for a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card! Living Spaces Because we are readers and homeschoolers, our home brims with bookcases, four of which are IKEA. Stand them side-by-side and they look like built-ins. Open-backed styles show the wall color behind them or work well as room dividers.
  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Dawn Camp
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    My, how this summer has flown! This month’s desktop calendar image comes from a lovely bouquet of wildflowers from a farmers’ market on an old town square. I processed it with a vintage feel because that’s how the bouquet felt to me, sweet and simple. Download August’s Desktop Calendar! Small Large X-Large Do you update your desktop with these calendars each month? Feel free to share with your friends via Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you for using them—they’re made for you! August 2014 Desktop Calendar is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home…
 
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • Hands-On Review and Kickstarter info: PeakDesign’s Capture Pro, Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    If you’ve seen me walking around with my gear over the last year or two, you will probably see my camera hanging off the left side of my chest, supported by a small metal object called the PeakDesign Capture Pro Camera Clip. I originally purchased the product, along with a DUALplate that works with both ARCA style and Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release (QR) Plates via the company’s first Kickstarter campaign, and I absolutely love it. It is very strong, easily supporting my Canon 6D and 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS lens (about 3 lb. combined), and I plan to test an 8 lb. lens soon to see how it fares. It…
  • The Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning Returns to NJ July 25-27, 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Things We Love, Volume 1

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

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

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

    Lisa
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    It’s impossible to tell the story of Karl and Cheryl’s wedding without saying how much it meant to us to be there. See, back in 2007-2008 when Jeff and I were just starting out, we bought our first DSLRS and lenses from this little camera shop in Greenhills. We were still so young then and could only swing for the barest of equipment. Each purchase meant using most of whatever we had in savings at the time, so we remember each of them well. Last year, without knowing us personally and this story, Cheryl, the daughter of the family that owns that same shop, booked us for her…
  • Jon and Michelle’s Tagaytay Engagement Shoot and Wedding

    Lisa
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The moment Jon saw a photo of Michelle, he knew he had to meet her. It’s a long story that involves Friendster (tee hee), a concert in Houston, Texas, and him selling front row tickets just to get her number. It’s true what they say about fortune favoring the bold, yes? Because he got her number, and five years later, he got to marry her. These two are unbelievably charming. Jon was the one who emailed to tell us all about them, and the way he easily shared their story and how fondly he wrote of what they have together just completely won us over. He also secretly learned how to…
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    PhotoAbusePhotoAbuse

  • A Molting Hummingbird

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

    Jeff
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
      A Cuban Tree Frog I came across at Animal Island the other day.The post A Cuban Tree Frog appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • ROA – Pilsen

    Jeff
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    ROA is but one of many murals on a wall that stretches along a wall on 16th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.The post ROA – Pilsen appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Indiana Cactus

    Jeff
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is one of many Prickly Pear cacti that can be found around the Indiana Dunes. For some reason I had never seen a cactus there before. But then again, I never walked the trails until this year. Too bad I missed them when they were flowering but I’ve added it to my photography bucket […]The post Indiana Cactus appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Young Tortoise

    Jeff
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I made this picture of a young tortoise at Animal Island the other day. Still looking for some background material. I used some cinefoil for this but found that it doesn’t work all that well.The post A Young Tortoise appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
 
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Real Estate Photography Demand By State – From Google Correlate

    larry
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    I’ve talked many times in the past about about how Google.com/trends shows how it’s possible to see what countries and cities in the world originate the most google searches for real estate photography and thus have the most demand for real estate photgraphy. What’s always been difficult in the past is to get more detailed data […]
  • Real Estate Photography Question and Answers

    larry
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    I keep getting great questions and post these so everyone can get the benefit of the answers and others can help me come up with answers. Feel free to help me answer these! Barry’s Question:  I’m new to the PFRE scene and the Flickr blogs.  Could you give me a translation of some of the acronyms […]
  • Real Estate Photography News

    larry
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Mike Gardner in Malibu gets some great coverage at WSJ: Malibu Realtor and photographer Mike Gardner pointed out that the WSJ  printed his photo on the front page of their real estate section, interviewed everyone he suggested and gave him the photo credits. It can hurt to develop contacts in the real estate organizations of big news papers. […]
  • Real Estate Photography Q&A – Shooting In The Rain, Leveling Camera, Floor Plans

    larry
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Josie’s Question:  I live in Florida and am thinking about moving to the Pacific Northwest and I was wondering how you photograph exteriors when it is either raining or at least overcast most of the winter in the PNW? I’m concerned about damage to the camera in the wet weather. How do you handle this? Answer: I’ve photographed in […]
  • August Video Contest Combined With September

    larry
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Since we only had two entries for PFRE August videographer of the month we’ve decided to merge the August and September contest together. So the new deadline for the Aug-Sep contest is 9/24. The winner of the combined contest will be announced on Oct 1. If you’d like to enter the contest please read the […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Review of African-American Photography Documentary "Through A Lens Darkly"

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    THROUGH A LENS DARKLY will have a 2-week engagement in NYC from August 27 – September 9, 2014 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., with screenings daily at 12:45, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. Check the link at the end of this post for more screening dates in other cities.How do you tell the history of a visual medium that has, since it's inception, depicted and influenced so many of the world’s cultures? It's truly a daunting task at which many of the first photography history books failed, focusing largely on European (American) contributions. The 2014 photography documentary Through A Lens…
  • On Summer Break, See You in the Fall

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dodge & Burn will be taking a short break for the rest of this 2014 summer season. Besides enjoying life with my family, during the break I will be working on a few projects:Preparing for a showing of my new photo-collage work titled "Inherited Patterns" at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan branch for their "Art in the Windows" programHosting monthly photography critiques in my Brooklyn studio with fellow colleagues (if you're in NYC and would like to join, contact me to get info)Arranging new photographer interviews with artists like Aline Shkurovich, Andrea Stultiens, Guadalupe Ruiz and…
  • Weekly Roundup: "Through A Lens Darkly" In Theatres, Caribbean "Coolie" Women and More

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

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

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

  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XVI/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    It’s been another stunning week in the Flickrverse with a multitude of beautiful photos we discovered. As always, here is a small selection of these photos, and we hope that you will enjoy them as much as we do. Have a wonderful weekend! neon.tambourine hineGiant Squid Selfie Lotus CarrollThe Lines Across Which Blame Will Travel NASA on The CommonsArmstrong Flight Research Fleet Circa 1997 Andrea SettanniReflections. Thalita & RamonTorres del Paine ryan takes picturesJust a little to the right. If you missed any of our previous Samplrs, follow the link to check them out.
  • Welcome the Internet Archive to The Commons

    Kay Kremerskothen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Internet Archive Book ImagesImage from page 28 of "Atlas maritimus, or A book of charts : Describeing the sea coasts capes headlands sands shoals rocks and dangers the bayes roads harbors rivers and ports, in most of the knowne parts of the world. With the true courses and distances Over the past couple of weeks, The Internet Archive has already been uploading content behind the scenes, and today we are very excited to officially launch them into The Commons. The Internet Archive is best known for its historical library of the web, preserving more than 400 billion web pages dating back…
  • Flickr Friday: No Filter

    Kay Kremerskothen
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Flickr#FlickrFriday: #NoFilter We’re great fans of all different types of filters that help enhance photography and sometimes help us stretch reality or create that special atmosphere in our photos. Nevertheless, there are times when you just have to go without them. This week, we challenge you to take a photo without any type of filter or effect applied to it. Our new theme is #NoFilter. Take a new photo from today on and share it in the #FlickrFriday group. We’ll feature our favorites next week on Flickr Blog. __________ CC-BY photo from Brooke Binkowski.
  • Showcase your adventures with a Flickr Photo Book

    Kay Kremerskothen
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Turn your summer shots into a beautiful coffee table book and enjoy your memories on the printed page at a special end-of-summer price. For a limited time only, our 20-page, 11″ x 8.5″ Glossy Hardcover Flickr Photo Book with matching glossy dust jacket is available for $10*. Any additional pages, up to a total of 240 pages, can be added for $0.50 each. Visit our Creator page to get started, and use the coupon code TRAV14 during checkout. Flickr Photo Books are currently available for shipping within the 50 US States and District of Columbia, and we made sure you can use the code…
  • Flickr Friday: The Taxi Selection

    Kay Kremerskothen
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    Our last Flickr Friday theme was #Taxi. Thank you for taking part in our weekly challenge and your great submissions. Here is the weekly selection of some of our favorites, head over to the Flickr Friday group to see more. GLAS-8TAXI! fred_vTaxi Dad – Papa Taxi J DORANThe only taxi up here Yseult D.The taxi of Cinderella Burhan Kacar#FlickrFriday #Taxi !efatimaAir #Taxi (just a bigger one) Isi LPPTaxi the past tends to disappear#Taxi R. MitraMumbai Taxi – The Fiat Padmini rmarvin4095Taxi (interior)
 
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  • random thoughts: dorothea lange, resonance and art as activism

    Karen Walrond
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    "Three Generations"  Kisumu, Kenya, July 2011. On Friday night, prompted by my friend Lisa Stone, I watched a 2-hour PBS documentary on the photographer Dorothea Lange.  I didn't know much about Lange prior to watching it; I was, of course, familiar with her famous portrait, "Migrant Mother," but little else other than that.  She's known as an influential American documentary photographer, famous for her Depression-era work for the US Farm Security Administration.  According to Wikipedia, her photographs "humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced…
  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here's what added a bit of sparkle to my week:•  I got a ton of work done, so I rewarded myself with a solo business lunch yesterday (often the best kind).  I love it when I feel productive.  (Incidentally, one of the fruits of my labour was getting together a web page that lists all of my public upcoming events this fall.  If you can make any of them, I'd love to see you there!)•  As summer wanes, some beautiful summery photographs.  •  I love the story behind my friend Kal's art installation.  Serendipity is an awesome thing.•…
  • #lookforthelight: august 2014

    Karen Walrond
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My favourite light-filled Instagram images that I captured this month. Summer's unofficially over around here -- our schedule has returned to doing the School Year Shuffle.  Even though the thermometer argues otherwise (it's still so hot), I can already tell that the days are just beginning to get shorter, and cooler weather is a few weeks away.  I have to admit, I'll be happy to see it arrive.That said, it appears that we've all celebrated the summer light of August in fine fashion!  And so, without further ado, here are my favourite of your amazing light-filled images…
  • fall begins (aka happy new year)

    Karen Walrond
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My summer lethargy might officially be over.Even though the weather says otherwise (99°F high yesterday, baby!), I say autumn has begun. Alex has returned to school, which means that, in addition to doing the Schoolyear Shuffle every morning once again, I now have my days to myself.  I miss having her around, for sure; that said, my days feel renewed.  Besides, there's something about back-to-school, man:  September will always feel like the beginning of the year for me.  Old habits die hard, I guess.  (Just me?)It's a good thing I'm feeling revived, because the fall…
  • summer 2014: complete. like a boss.

    Karen Walrond
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Today was the last day of summer vacation -- Alex returns to school tomorrow.  I'm sort of stunned by how quickly the summer has gone by, especially considering that it was a pretty quiet one, at that.  Still, Alex managed to take a creative writing course, fly with me to San Francisco, and spend time with her cousins.Tomorrow, she's off to 5th grade -- and I'm back to my usual work schedule.  (I'm going to miss having her around all day!) But today, we squeezed in one last swim in the pool.update, monday august 25thBehold, the official 1st-day-of-5th-grade portrait: I…
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  • NEW PRODUCT: Out of the Box Wedding Albums

    Mike
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Wedding Photography is our passion… But the photography is only half of it. Having a tangible real life product of that photography that you can hold in your hands and interact with is the goal. For us the pinnacle of this is the wedding album. The saddest thing for us is when a couple finds themselves years later with no tangible way of reliving their wedding day and similar to this is having a wedding album that isn’t exciting or engaging. The act of picking up your wedding album should be something exciting and fun. The best way we have found to keep our albums exciting and fun…
  • New Product Update: New Cover Materials and Boxes for all Custom Art Wedding Albums

    Mike
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    One of the reason (besides great photography) that our customers search us out is our line of Custom Art Albums… We tailor and design each album to the clients tastes and aesthetics. Im happy to say that we now have even more options available. We are going to go over 2 of these options in this post and then check back for future posts that will go per more options. The first is what out Custom Art Box option for our line of Custom Art Albums. This box option is fully customizable. from the material used on the box lid to the material used in the box itself, even the ribbon has…
  • Wedding Album | Ashley+Adam – Bear Creek Mountain Resort

    Mike
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Taking great wedding pictures is half of what we do here at Michael McNett Photography… The other half is how to make those images useable and relevant for years to come. Having a disc of images just doesnt cut it most of the time (Im guilty myself of having thousands of digital pictures on my computer, phone or discs that I never look at) thats why its feeling really good to get the backlog of albums competed and out to the printers. Wedding albums are done a little differently here at the studio. We hand design each one with the clients. The couples pick out their own images (as…
  • Wedding Album | Kelli And David – Vintage Resturant, Club at Morgan Hill Wedding

    Mike
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a Lehigh Valley Wedding photographed at the Club at Morgan Hill in Easton PA that we just completed the album design of, IMO is stunning. The bride got ready at Trendz of Saucon Valley and then got ready at Vintage Resturant at the Club at Morgan Hill where she also had here ceremony as well as the reception. Bradley Wilson and his team at Vintage really knocked my socks of with the food and execution of the day (could sing enough praises)…. Big Kudos to the DJ as well. Kevin Ramaley from Rockin’ Ramaley not only kept the dance floor packed but transformed an already…
  • Kate and Ryan – Riverview Country Club Wedding Album and Photography

    Mike
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Just finished the final touches on Kate and Ryan’s Riverview Country Club wedding album. The wedding started in Bethlehem PA and the ceremony and reception was all at the Riverview Country Club in Easton PA. It was such a fun couple with some very unique touches… I hope you guys enjoy it. If the album isn’t appearing on your device or computer you can use this link Photographer: Micahel McNett Photography | McNettImages.com Venue: Riverview Country Club | RiverviewCountryClub.com Cake: Granny Schmidts Bake Shop | GrannySchmidtsBakeShop.com Florist: Pondeleks Florist |…
 
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  • 2014 NW Art & Air: Hot Air Balloons

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Mobile Unbundling Isn't Inevitable

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The state of mobile app unbundling today, and how app extensions, deep linking, and notifications could alter the rationale for unbundling.tl;dr: The rationale for unbundling is based on how we access apps and accomplish tasks on our phones today, given the environments created by the mobile operating systems. But if the operating systems changes how apps work, unbundling may not make the same sense. * * * We’re fascinated by what’s on people’s homescreens, and rightly so: what’s on our homescreens shapes industries, lives, fortunes, and futures.
  • Moving on from kbs Ventures

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

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

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

    11 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile apps are adding back the structure of the web, bit by bit.“Deep linking” is a topic that is still simmering below the general conversation around mobile, but is due to have a major impact on mobile apps, ads, and commerce. As much as mobile dominates the conversation today, it’s still fairly raw compared to the web we’ve grown accustomed to on desktop computers. To start, the competition between mobile native apps and the mobile web continues to rage; Flurry recently released data showing that apps command 86% of the 2 hours and 42 minutes we spend on mobile…
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  • Pentax K-S1 Digital SLR Announced Today by Ricoh Imaging

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:27 am
    Ricoh Imaging is excited to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S1 DSLR camera. By combining proven imaging technology, distinct design cues and a flat field user interface (UI) the K-S1 appeals to the next generation PENTAX owner without surrendering the performance expected in a mid-class camera. The K-S1 incorporates a newly designed 20 megapixel image sensor, super-high sensitivity ISO 51200. In addition this model contains in-body shake reduction, an AA filter simulator, 100% field of view glass pentaprism viewfinder, and 5.4 frames per second shooting at a fast 1/6000 shutter speed.
  • New Olympus PEN E-PL7 Offers Wi-Fi, 81-Point AF System and 3-Axis Stabilization

    28 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined with the enhanced Olympus Image Share app (OI.Share), the PEN E-PL7 gives users the power to easily upload and share images instantly using their mobile devices.
  • Instagram Releases Free "Hyperlapse" App for iPhones and iPads

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment. When you shoot a time lapse video with Hyperlapse, your footage will be instantly stabilized to smooth out the bumps from the road and give it a cinematic feeling. Capture an entire sunrise in 10 seconds -- even from the back of a moving motorcycle. Walk through the crowds at an all-day music festival, then distill it into a 30 second spot. Capture your bumpy trail run and share your 5k in 5 seconds.
  • New Announcement- Fujifilm X30 Premium Compact Camera

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    FUJIFILM announced today the new FUJIFILM X30, a premium compact, fixed lens camera aimed at enthusiast and professional photographers. The FUJIFILM X30 has an all new Real Time Viewfinder and innovative dual manual control rings for composing and taking pictures quickly and easily. The FUJIFILM X30 uses the award-winning X-Trans CMOS II sensor with phase-detection AF and the EXR Processor II to give photographers high-speed performance, amazing resolution and low noise for extraordinary images. The X30 has an optical 4x manual zoom lens that allows quick and precise control over composition.
  • Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Sony today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the 6000's image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible…
 
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  • In The Darkness The Moss Will Grow

    Scott
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes it’s hard to tell when something is man-made or Earth made. This mossy wasteland is actually underneath a man-made walkway at the Cape May Zoo. There are no zoo rides or attractions in the water. Only wildlife (not even part of the zoo). This water separates the caged animals from the open range animals like giraffes. While all the tourists were walking by headed to see more animals, I stopped for a bit to admire the moss and stillness of the water. It was a bright sunny day so I decided work some post-processing magic to make it more dramatic. In Lightroom I dropped the…
  • Important Photography Website Factors All Photographers Should Consider

    Scott
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photography website – an ongoing discussion in the industry, and one that has no solid answers.  I’m hoping to change that with the best possible advice I can give. One of the more common questions I receive from photographers is about websites. More specifically, questions about how to build a website for their hobby or for their business. At the end of the day, what method you use for building a photography website comes down to need and technical ability. My friend Bryan talks a bunch about a photography website at his article on Sprouting Photographer, where he mentions the…
  • Ethics Still Exist In The Photography Business

    Scott
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently came across an article talking about the lack of ethics in the photography industry and as I read it I kept thinking to myself… “Is this person serious?” The article talked specifically about a group of photographers that I know personally. These photographers aren’t just full-time shooters. In fact, many of them put aside their photography (shooting) business to teach other photographers instead. For example, one person mentioned in the article is a very successful photographer who had many clients when her only job was photography sessions. At one point…
  • The Nitz Strap – Wrist & Shoulder Straps

    Scott
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One day my friend Chris Nitz decided to start a camera strap brand.  He documented the entire process through Facebook and I really wanted to be a part of such an amazing mission. So I reached out to Chris to become a beta tester and to help him get set up with the website. A few months later and the first products are ready.  At the moment you can buy a Nitz Strap with paracord but eventually they will also be available with nylon rope, which is also really neat. Each of the straps are woven and crafted by Chris, by hand.  The materials are sourced in the United States which makes him one…
  • How Lenstag Can Help Identify Non Permitted Photo Use

    Scott
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m a big fan of Lenstag for multiple reasons.  For one, it’s a fantastic way to keep track of your equipment.  For another, it helps you find stolen equipment, find missing equipment and even helps sell equipment by transferring from one account another. At one point Lenstag launched mobile apps to monitor your gear.  Then came something that was even more brilliant.  Because Lenstag has a huge database of gear and serial numbers, they launched a monitoring tool.  This tool is a free extension for Google Chrome.  It monitors your Internet browsing and others also using the…
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  • Donal Doherty Will Teach You To Fully Engage With Your Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    He is a wedding photographer and educator based in Derry, Northern Ireland who has just launched a series of video courses for photographers called ENGAGE. Donal Doherty has a vision. And that vision is to help as many photographers as he can with all that he knows about running a successful photography business. Talk to the man and he is terribly humble about it. He shuffles through a slew of recent awards quickly, not making a very big deal about them. His focus is on what he can do, based on all that he learned in the PR world, to help photographers who struggle to run just…
  • Fashion Photographer, Craig LaMere Is Coming To Connecticut!

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    When I heard fashion photographer Craig LaMere was going to speak and present a workshop in Connecticut, I raced back to Facebook and pinged him again to see if this time we could get together to chat about what he does so well – portrait photography. He graciously spent a little over 30 minutes answering all my questions. Check out that chat right below: If you live near Connecticut (looking at you photographers in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and even New Jersey), mark September 22 on your calendar as THE day Craig LaMere will be hosted by the CTPPA (Connecticut Professional…
  • Announcing The 4th Annual Tiffinbox Award

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:10 am
    For the last three years, I’ve announced and honored three truly amazing photographers who are also remarkable teachers. The previous Tiffinbox Award winners are: David duChemin, Spencer Lum and Jamie Swanson. This year is no different. I’ve followed and learned from Jenika McDavitt’s wonderful blog, Psychology for Photographers, as have thousands of you. Her blog posts are one reason I chose her to win this year’s Annual Tiffinbox Award. If you don’t know about her blog, I urge you to go check it out now. Yes, right now. Ok, now that you are back … I have…
  • 3 Big Reasons To Use CoSchedule For Your Social Media Marketing

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Orkut … oh, forget about Orkut, that doesn’t exist anymore. Phew! But still, can you imagine posting to every single social media platform out there? When do you find time to photograph? Or, spend time with your family? You can drive yourself batty trying to be everywhere all the time. (Here is Gary Vaynerchuk’s advice to master the four big platforms) It’s true, my wife thinks I am also married to my iMac and I am always sitting in front of it posting to these social media platforms at all…
  • Doug Levy, Inspire Interviews: Episode 1

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Doug Levy is a New England wedding photographer and a good friend who knows his way around off-camera lighting. In fact, the first few times I ran into him were at the Inspire Photo Retreats where he taught a packed room of eager photographers the art of using off-camera lighting at wedding receptions. Subsequently, he conducted his own lighting workshop, which I attended. Listen to our conversation about Doug’s start in the business and what he looks forward to the most at Inspire Photo Retreats. Doug will be back to teach at Inspire Photo Retreats, which will be held this time in…
 
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  • This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business

    Syl Arena
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright for selfie made by a monkey with a stolen camera. [True story--after the pic went viral on the web, the photographer asked Wikipedia to take it down and they refused. Check out the story and see the photo here.]  We also discuss how a newspaper made an appalling mistake by using a photograph from Facebook and cheer on comedian Adam Carolla’s fight…
  • Video Tutorial: Modifying Speedlites with Syl Arena on B&H Prospectives

    Syl Arena
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    In this 13 minute video, I talk about three different reasons to modify Speedlites: Increase the apparent size to create soft light Limit the direction of the light to guide the viewer’s eye Change the color of the flash to blend it in with another light source or to make it stand out for creative effect I also put my favorite Speedlite modifiers into action in a series of headshots of my favorite mensch and fellow Peachpit author Gabriel Biderman— author of Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots. To see a kit with the small mods and gels that I used click here. Also,…
  • Lighting A Western With Canon Speedlites, A Chimera Softbox, And The LumoPro Double Flash Bracket

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

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

    Syl Arena
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Left: Windowlight. Right: Windowlight + fill flash from a 60: white umbrella. Click the photo to see a high-res version. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is hosting me this week as the instructor of their summer Flash Photography workshop (info here). We’ve been shooting for the past two days in Missoula’s old Macy’s department store. The space is a photographer’s dream come true: two floors, high ceilings, huge windows, and walls covered with a wide array of colors and textures collected through the decades. As beautiful as windowlight is, windowlight by itself…
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  • Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

    Peter
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    The location is legend.  Mention Brooks to a wildlife photographer, even the most rank beginner, and the response will be that they have either been there, or are planning a visit, or dreaming about a visit.  There is simply nothing else like viewing brown bears from the wildlife viewing platforms near the falls of the Brooks River. Under favorable circumstances, you will visit perhaps ten or more big Alaska brown bears feasting on a lively run of salmon.  You will gain an appreciation for the dedication these bears have for consuming salmon, and the industry with which they pursue their…
  • Porcelain Basin

    Peter
    23 Feb 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Norris Geyser Basin is a large geothermal area that lies near the conjunction of park roads that head south to Madison, east to Canyon village, and north to Mammoth Hot Springs.  Norris, as park denizens refer to it, is divided into three major areas by a trail system that depends largely on boardwalks: Porcelain Basin, Back Basin, and Back-of-the-Back Basin.  Back Basin and Back-of-the Back Basin are collectively labelled just Back Basin on Park maps, but visitors are likely to appreciate that these two areas are quite easily distinguished by the distinct levels of effort required to…
  • Inside the Tetons

    Peter
    2 Dec 2013 | 6:19 am
    All in all, Grand Teton National Park is arguably the most accessible of the big nature parks.  It is a manageable drive from Bozeman or Salt Lake City, or of course just about any place in Idaho.  Alternatively, you can fly literally right into the park, since landing in Jackson Hole Airport places you within park boundaries.  With Grand Teton NP you get the big views right from US Highway 89 (aka US 26), and indeed, it is enough for most folks just to stop at the overlooks and scope the mighty Teton massif. If you are the adventurous sort however, you may be compelled to explore the…
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

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    Bob Towery
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    Canon 6D You know how I like my water panning shots!
  • More patterns upon patterns

    Bob Towery
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Fuji X-T1 Since John Barclay enjoyed that last Gehry image so much, here is another for his and your viewing pleasure.
  • 14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Bob Towery
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Canon 6D Having a little processing fun. Almost looks like an infrared shot, doesn't it? At Bainbridge's fabulous Bloedel Reserve.
  • Super Supermoon

    Bob Towery
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Canon 6D, 400mm F/5.6, f/5.6, 1/900, iso 125 Nice living where the air is clean enough to get great shots of the moon!
  • Patterns upon Patterns

    Bob Towery
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Fuji X-T1 If you are thinking "that's looks an awful lot like a Gehry design.." Well, you would be correct. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millenium Park.
 
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  • Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions

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

    Steve Berardi
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Photo by Steve Berardi When you look at a photograph, you don’t view it as a whole. Instead, you first focus on one key area that grabs your attention and then you move your eyes throughout the rest of the frame to see what else is there. Where your eye travels from that first spot depends on the image, and how that spot guides you to another spot in the frame. In an image that has good “flow,” your eye will always know where to go next (elements of the image will guide you). But, if an image doesn’t have a natural direction of flow, then it’s harder for the viewer to move through…
  • Use PhotoPills To Plan Your Next Milky Way Shot

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

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

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

  • Make a Shade for Your Camera's LCD

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    I've designed a simple LCD shade using a cardboard jewelry box. It's easy to make, has adjustable depth, and can double as an accessory storage container. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/lcd-screen-shade.html
  • Dropbox Pro is a Plan that Makes Sense

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Dropbox is one of the best cloud storage services available. And now, with their new Dropbox Pro offer, you can enjoy 1 TB of online storage for $99 a year. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/dropbox-pro-makes-sense.html
  • Back in Black - Olympus 12mm f-2 Prime

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    The handsome, snap-focus Olympus ED 12mm f/2.0 lens is now available as standard issue in black. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/black-olympus-12mm-prime.html
  • A Mirrorless Kit for Professional Editorial Work

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    I have a few editorial assignments on the horizon, and I'm packing my Lowepro bag for these jobs. I thought you might be interested to see what's inside - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/mirrorless-kit-for-pro-work.html
  • "Silent Shutter, GX7 Bargain, Luxurious Leica, David Hobby" - Photo Podcast 442

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Silent Shutter, Huge Price Drop for the Panasonic GX7, Traveling with David Hobby, Luxurious Leica 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens for Micro Four Thirds - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/tds-podcast-442.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The Sexualisation of Nudity

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you remember when you started feeling the sexualisation of nudity? When did you stop seeing a breast, and started seeing a sexual object? When did we, as society, stopped seeing the nude bodies for what they are and started linking them to taboos? Aren’t we forgetting what is natural, keeping into consideration a sexualisation that a part of society has placed upon us all? Suddenly publishing a photo of a breastfeeding woman has stopped being acceptable as a nipple may be visible. What hits me even more, is that the sexualisation of nudity is a women’s issue. No heads turn if…
  • The Art of Letting Go

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In the past years, our lives have changed a lot, and learning the art of letting go had a positive impact in those changes. Letting go of negative thoughts, of resentment and of material things. Letting go of everything that made us feel bad. And learning the art of letting go has been fairly easy. Learning the art of letting go has also helped us with the women we photograph. It helped us listening more to their concern and treat them as a hint of pain, more than source of complaints. Do you wish to know know more about the meaning of letting go and learn the art of letting go? What do you…
  • The Role of Women in Photography

    Fabiana Nicora
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I have never been a feminist and I will never be one. I believe that nowadays it is not necessary to fight to obtain respect, but it is necessary to change people’s perception by taking responsibility, showing the way and walking the path ourselves. I love and appreciate men deeply and I have been lucky enough to share my life with the best man I have ever met. He is an extraordinary example of sensitivity, charisma, intelligence and respect. You know when Mr Darcy says to Bridget Jones “I like you as you are“, and every single woman I know would love to be in her shoes?
  • You could be this Woman

    Carlo Nicora
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The other evening we had a lovely customer over for her viewing session. When, after having picked her favourite photographs, we asked her what had been the blocks that kept her from booking a session before, she candidly says: “I could not believe I could have looked like the women on your site”. After that she raised her eyes to the photographs displayed on the wall and added: “Even now that I see them, I could not believe it’s me”. So, what is the secret behind what we do, and why do we believe that we can make you look great in our photographs? Reality says there are no…
  • The life of a photographer. Part 1

    Fabiana Nicora
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Many people think that being a photographer is cool. What there is not to like? As a photographer you have tons of time, deal with beautiful subjects, and there is glamour of saying I am a photographer. Cool! In fact most people believe that being a photographer is about shooting for a couple of hours only some days of the week and… you are done. Then you go to parties and you just hand your business cards here and there waiting for people to be interested in what you do and for clients to naturally flock to your door. Far from it. Shooting is just a tiny 20% of your time, all the rest is…
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    PhotoDay

  • ...go home Barbie.

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    ........don't play in the street Barbie.Monroe, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, walking
  • ...at the wedding.....

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

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

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

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

  • Learn More About Your Twitter Followers

    Scott
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twitter Analytics is now available to everyone.  With it you can learn more about how you’re tweets are doing.  You can also learn about your followers. That’s want to share with you today. The screenshot below is from the Followers tab in my Twitter Analytics for @scottwyden. Here you can see that the bulk of my followers from the United States, which makes sense since that’s where I am located.  You will also see the top interests of my followers is 82% photography with the rest mixed between technology, other creative niches and more. Identifying what your followers…
  • What Photographers Should Know About gTLDs, Habits and SEO

    Scott
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I received an email from a very popular website hosting company asking for more feedback on gTLDs for photographers. For example, the new .photography, .gallery and .camera gTLDs. Unfortunately the hosting company wanted me to lie about the value of the gTLDs to make them sell more. Of course I refused. So I decided to take their questions and use them here instead. So in the Q&A below, you will see questions from one of the most popular website hosting companies, and the point of view from SEO, branding, etc for photographers. Do you have any thoughts on the new gTLDs that have become…
  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

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

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

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

  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: September Themes

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. To learn more about MCP Photo A Day. For September, we are thinking of fall, back to school, and some color too. We are excited to see what you come up with. Remember to use your creativity – anything goes.  We cannot wait to see how you interpret these! Use your dSLR, iPhone, P&S or even a pinhole.  If it can take a photo, it’s fair game. It’s never too late to join in.  And if you miss a day or two, or get behind, that’s fine as well.  Just participate when you can.  Here are the fun themes for SEPTEMBER. You are welcome to pin…
  • Edit In A Few Clicks to a Brighter, More Vivid Photo

    mcpactions
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Exposure Adjusting with MCP Photoshop Actions The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our…
  • The Secret Weapon of Photographers: Back Button Focus For Sharper Images

    MCP Guest Writer
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. If you’ve read photography blogs, hung out on photography forums, or hung out with other photographers, you may have heard the term “back button focus” mentioned.  It’s possible you’re not sure what it’s all about, or maybe you heard that you can get sharper photos with back button focus but you’re not sure how.  You might even wonder if it’s something you need to do or not.  This post will break all that down for you. First, what is back button focus? Simply put, back button focus is using a button on the back of…
  • How To Get Perfect Focus Every Time

    MCP Guest Writer
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, getting perfect focus for your photos is one of the most important parts of photography.  There’s a lot to know about getting sharp pictures though, and sometimes it’s confusing to know what to focus on (pun intended…ha ha) if your images do not appear to be sharp or in focus.  This post will give you a better understanding of how focus works and what you can do to improve the focus in your images. First, the basics. Autofocus vs. manual focus. Modern DSLRs all have the ability to autofocus.  This…
  • How to Use Photoshop and Lightroom Together for Great Images

    mcpactions
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Use Photoshop and Lightroom Together for Great 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…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Olympus Introduces the Olympus Pen E-PL7 – The Selfie Pen

    Carlos Echenique
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., August 28, 2014 — Olympus makes it easier than ever to shoot and share your stories in brilliant detail with the new PEN E-PL7®, an interchangeable-lens camera in a portable, compact and lightweight body, with a premium design. Featuring a new 180-degree downward flip touch LCD, Selfie-dedicated mode and built-in Wi-Fi®, combined [...] The post Olympus Introduces the Olympus Pen E-PL7 – The Selfie Pen appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df First Impressions – Part Two

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    In my last installment, I went over the rationalization I followed that led me to switch from a cutting edge mirrorless camera system to a pricier, retro-styled Frankencamera. In this installment, I will cover actual first impressions now that I have actually used the camera and have adjusted my workflow around it. Handling The Nikon [...] The post Nikon Df First Impressions – Part Two appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents a further model in the Leica rangefinder camera segment. Based on the otherwise identical Leica M, the Leica M-P offers all the technical advantages of the Leica M-System and several additional features, for example an enlarged buffer memory. The ‘P’ in the name of this camera indicates the particularly discreet [...] The post P is for Professional – Leica Introduces the M-P appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right?

    Blog Droid
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    It was the bright blue sky contrasted only by the bright white wisps of clouds. The blue skies reflected in the water of the lake lying at the foot of the mountains. It was this intense beauty that made me take an interest in photography. I wanted to capture every aspect of this small artist [...] The post Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right? appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df Initial Impressions

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

  • The Wedding of Teresa & Kevin

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Exuberant!  Not a word I’ve ever used before on the blog to describe either the bride or groom – let alone both. All you have to do is look at these teaser pix to recognize the exuberant love that radiates from and between Teresa & Kevin.  The ceremony and reception took place at the Queenston Heights Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  Beautiful day, great venue, and lovely grounds – and the releasing of a bunch of butterflies. Not surprisingly the friends and family were also wonderfully fun-loving, so the party also rocked. And I had my favourite Videographer,…
  • The Wedding of Sarah & Noel

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Yesterday’s forecast called for rain – and it did rain, but not during all the important moments when we needed it not to rain – which was wonderful because it’s always a shame when I’m not able to capture the couple pix outside.  But the faith is strong with Sarah & Noel and I’m guessing that was the difference!  Sarah & Noel are also part of an amazing community of friends and family, many of whom were involved in making their day special and unique – capped off with surprise fireworks. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Noel is…
  • The Wedding of Yalda & Sean

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Ya Mon! Got back from Jamaica yesterday after a week in Paradise.  While I was there I thought I’d photograph my wonderful cousin’s wedding.  It is a testament to Yalda & Sean that the wedding and every single thing associated with it was truly magical – exemplified by the rainbow that showed up mid-ceremony.  And with a location like Karma Bay at the Tryall Club you can’t go wrong.  Here are some teaser pix:   The Wedding of Yalda & Sean is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Naomi & Chris’s Bahamas Wedding Yes, I do…
  • The Wedding of Sarah & Colin

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

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

  • Near and Fargo: New Mexico 20140831

    Smogranch
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    “I haven’t ridden since May,” my friend said. “Good.” “I want you fat and slow,” I replied. The goal was just twenty-five miles of hilly, New Mexican gold. My house, north of town, east of town and then back into the guts of the city. But this was my first ride with someone else in […]
  • Near and Fargo: New Mexico 20140830

    Smogranch
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    There are hills here. Oh ya, there’s that. First ride, out and back, 16 miles with a little over 1100 feet of climbing. Not much, but enough compared to Southern California. The air is clean here, so my lungs burn from lack of as opposed to quality. First light, alone and bordering on cold. Fall […]
  • An Outlet I’ve so Needed

    Smogranch
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:24 pm
    You know me by now. I simmer. As I write this my leg twitches and my mind races about the things I’ve been exposed to. Just in the past half day here at the Blurb office. I’m an interloper. “Why are you here,” people ask. “Ah, it’s hard to explain.” My journal sits near my […]
  • One Side to the Other

    Smogranch
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:20 am
    Images made within moments of one another. Wandering amid the masses of beach dwellers. Just shaking the dust off. A snap here, a snap there. Looking more than shooting. The distance is what is troubling at first, after so long in front of the screen, protected. Not here. Everything is open to the elements, including […]
  • Poem from Mom: Rattlesnake

    Smogranch
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    years of taking pictures when our kids were growing up probably thousands or more different cameras lenses big and little the decision was couldn’t give up the big lenses one day I decided to put my camera away wondered what I had been missing too much time clicking searching a lense for perceived perfection I […]
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Free September Desktop Calendar

    johnpaulcaponigro
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    My free September 2014 Desktop Calendar features a new image from Skeleton Coast, Namibia. Download it here.
  • Check Your Inbox For Insights eNews Today

    johnpaulcaponigro
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    My enews Insights broadcasts today at 3:15 pm EST. In this issue … I’m announcing our next Fly Antarctica / Sail Across The Circle Workshop. Participants were thrilled this winter and we can’t wait to go back! Space is limited so reserve yours now! There’s 1 space left in our Greenland Ice Fiords & Auroras Workshop. Seth Resnick and I have released a new ebook Antarctica / Two Visions. In addition to inspiring you with images of Antarctica, it will give you many insights into how much we’ve influenced each other by working so closely together and yet…
  • New Improvements to Camera Raw 8.2 in Photoshop CC – Julianne Kost

    johnpaulcaponigro
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    “Julieanne takes a close look at the feature enhancements and refinements made to the Crop tool, workflow settings, and batch saving capabilities in Adobe Camera Raw. In addition she also covers improvements made to the Spot Removal Tool, Noise Reduction, Local Adjustment Brush, and Histogram.” View more Photshop Videos here. Learn more in my digital printing and digital photography workshops here.
  • Book – Wynn Bullock Revelations

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    “Wynn Bullock was one of the most significant photographers of the mid-twentieth century. A close friend of influential West Coast artists Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and a contemporary of Minor White and Frederick Sommer, Bullock created work marked by a distinct interest in experimentation, abstraction, and philosophical exploration. Bullock’s photography received early recognition in 1941, when the Los Angeles County Museum of Art staged his first solo exhibition. His mature work appeared in one-man shows at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; the Royal Photographic…
  • Exhibit – Wynn Bullock at High Museum Atlanta

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:57 am
    June 14, 2014 – January 18, 2015 “This exhibition represents the most comprehensive assessment of photographer Wynn Bullock’s (American, 1902-1975) extraordinary career in nearly forty years. Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside colleagues and friends Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Ansel Adams. This show presents the rare opportunity to see over 100 works of art by this innovative photographer. The arc of Bullock’s innovative achievements is surveyed in Wynn Bullock: Revelations through more than 100 prints, from his early experimental work of the…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The Grand Stand and Heavenly Night

    Moose
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Hi everyone! We’re now in Vegas for Photoshop World after spending a little family time in Death Valley. While it was 115 degrees during the day, the nights which is why we were there were a pleasant 80 degrees. Along with Sharon, Brent and Jake, we were spending time with my best friend Russell Brown again chasing stars. As you can see, we found them. This is a simple click, Df, 16Fish, IS03200, 8sec f2.8. Why the Df? I still think it’s the best high ISO machine out there. If you see me this week at Photoshop World, please come up and say hi!
  • Seconds Can Be a Lifetime

    Moose
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    No matter your genre of photography, no matter the subject, the background is everything in a photograph. Whether it is tack sharp or totally out of focus, overexposed, perfectly exposed or totally underexposed, it is what sets the stage for your subject and finishes its story. I’m often asked how do you know the right background for your subject so that when you see it or select it, it’s the right one? This is not even an easy question to answer! That’s because just like every element in the creation of the photo from f/stop to lens, it’s a personal choice based on…
  • Dimmitt – Connecting the Dots!

    Moose
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    I just LOVE this story Bob Dimmitt just sent me. This is real world and how as a photographer (and great MLP) you pay the bills and grow clients. Great job Bob … now in his words … Anyway, From “Click to Click to Cover”might be the apt description of my second cover. Just prior to Click I had taken a photograph at Hobby airport as I was leaving from a management meeting-three tower cranes (fixed cranes in the air, used more in Europe and just gaining acceptance in the US) building Southwest’s new terminal next to the runways. I would have expected conventional cranes…
  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Nikon D810 field test–Why I’m planning to buy my review unit

    David Cardinal
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    For the past few weeks I’ve been shooting with a Nikon D810 in a variety of situations. I wasn’t enough of a fan of the D800 to purchase one, so I didn’t expect to want to purchase my review Nikon D810 either. However, Nikon has done enough to improve the camera that it is now a winner for me, and this one will likely be staying right here in my camera bag. Here’s why… read more
  • Alaskan Bears: One safari, one camera, one lens: Life with the new Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR Lens

    David Cardinal
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every July I return to Alaska to photograph the amazing Coastal Brown (aka “Grizzly”) Bears. Over the course of 15 years I’ve used over a dozen different cameras, and at least that many lenses to capture images. Typically at least one of my lenses would be a massive telephoto (400mm f/2.8 or 200-400 f/4, or 120-300 f/2.8). This year, as part of my ongoing effort to identify lighter, less expensive alternatives to large and extremely expensive lenses, I decided to shoot for the entire two safaris with “just” a Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR lens attached to my Nikon D610.
  • ArtRage 4.5: Solid Upgrade for top-notch painting program

    David Cardinal
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    While having a good painting program isn’t a requirement for most photographers, it can come in handy for sketching out ideas for the “bones” of an image (thanks to John-Paul Caponigro for effectively demonstrating that point to me originally). My favorite when I’m on Windows (or Mac) is ArtRage. The company has just released a solid update to version 4.5. I’ve been using the beta for awhile now and have been quite pleased with the new features… read more
  • Who needs artsy filters when you have Raw converters?

    David Cardinal
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I’m in the process of comparing the latest versions of various Raw file converters, and as part of that I’ve been rendering the same image in multiple pieces of software and comparing the results. Stay tuned for the scientific version where I use actual color targets and math, but in the meantime, I’ve been trying to get a feel for the differences by eye. However, I found something I didn’t expect… read more
  • Nikon D810 architectural Moire Test

    David Cardinal
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    One of the advances Nikon has made with the Nikon D810 is the complete removal of the low-pass (aka anti-aliasing) filter. The Nikon D800e achieved a similar effect by adding a second filter layer to undo the effects of the anti-aliasing filter, but the move to eliminate it completely in the D810 goes a step further. The concern, of course, is the potential for increased moire, or color interference patterns, in small details. To test out the Nikon D810 for moire in landscapes, I chose the Milwaukee skyline… read more
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    The DAM Book

  • 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…
  • Free Webinar Today

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

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

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

  • Prolost Light Leaks for Lightroom

    Stu
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Given how much fun I’ve been having with the Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets, it was only a matter of time before I tackled something I’d always wanted to figure out—randomly-generated light leaks for Lightroom. Super fun. Available now.
  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom

    Stu
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    This is a fun one. I’ve started playing with a faded, vintage look in Lightroom. With this kind of treatment, it’s often as useful to allow yourself to be surprised by new combinations of settings, rather than building up the look manually each time. So I built myself a system for generating an infinitely varying collection of faded vintage presets, and I have been having a blast with the results. It’s almost like Plastic Bullet for Lightroom. It occurred to me that I could share these settings in a unique way, hence Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets. That’s right,…
  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

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

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

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

  • Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Tana French’s new novel, The Secret Place, features an image from Demurez Cover Arts, one of the latest collections available from Glasshouse!   Filed under: General Interest, Stock Division
  • Cary Ng’s Take on Jeff Koons

    Jamie Zimmermann
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This past weekend Cary Ng set out to see the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. Long lines prevented Cary from making it to the popular show so he decided to do his own take on some of the artists most famed works. Cary made a CGI balloon version of Sophie Le Giraffe in the style of Koons complete with her own tiny museum admirer.     Artist: Cary Ng For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under:…
  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Porter Robinson for Billboard

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 247 - Bill Pierce

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Bill Pierce's photojournalistic work has been published in Time, Life, Stern, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, L'Express, Paris Match, and many other news publications.  Assignments in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovkia, Australia, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Lebanon, Egypt, Mozambique. His major awards include Overseas Press Best Photoreporting from Abroad, World Press Budapest Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  He is…
  • TCF Ep. 246 - Andi Schreiber

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Andi Schreiber is a fine art and documentary photographer.  A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and sons.  In her prior life she was a photojournalist and also worked as a magazine and newspaper picture editor in New York City.  In 2013 Andi was a Critical Mass finalist and her photographs were recently exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.  Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Feature Shoot and The…
  • TCF Ep. 245 - Patrick Joust

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Patrick Joust lives in Baltimore with his wife Amy and his son Llewelyn. Born in Oroville, California, Patrick has gone back and forth between both coasts of the United States, before settling permanently in Baltimore in 2006 where he works as a reference librarian. He takes pictures whenever he can. The people and places of Baltimore have played a central role in his photography, influencing how and where he points his camera both within and outside the city limits. During the day he can often be found engaging Baltimore’s people on the streets, while at night he enjoys capturing…
  • TCF Ep. 244 - Jo Farrell

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white documentary photographer and culture anthropologist, born in London, England. Her work has been published in numerous places including: the BBC news website, SilkRoad (Cathay Pacific), Huffington Post, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out HK, Creative Quarterly, and 50 other publications that can be viewed on her website www.livinghistory.photography. Her latest interview was with CNN on her Living History project. Awards include: Black & White Spider Award, Women in Photography Award, Centre for Fine Art…
  • TCF Ep. 243 - Jay Bartlett

    3 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Jay Bartlett is a Los Angeles-based commercial photographer who has been shooting for over 10 years. A grass-roots photographer who in his early stages of his career pounded the pavement by cold calling and doing door to door advertising for new prospective clients.  He started out during his last year of his enlistment in the U.S. Airforce taking battlefield pictures while on active duty in Desert Shield. Honorably discharged, he then worked for a medical company honing his business skills for several years before he decided to go and launch his commercial photography business 5 years…
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Capturing the Sunlight

    Derrald
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Capturing the Sunlight This summer in North and South Dakota large amounts of rain contributed to wildflowers bursting forth from everywhere. These particularly delicate Mariposa Lilies were no exception. I found these flowers growing in fields and hillsides during my recent trip. During the early afternoon this lily caught my attention as it was perfectly positioned to capture the sunlight in it’s petals causing it to glow like a white and pastel light bulb upon the North Dakota prairie. As the wind was still that day, I was able to spend some time getting just the right composition to…
  • Planning and Spontaneity: Embracing Both for Capturing Great Images

    Derrald
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Little Missouri Sunrise Before leaving home on a photographic trip to somewhere new, I do research. I look at maps and reviews to help me decide what locations I should try visit and photograph. On my first day at the location I always try to scout the area to become familiar with what compositions may work depending on the angle of the rising and setting of the sun. I make a mental checklist of various landmarks and areas that would be good for dawn and dusk as well as the possibility of completely overcast days, party cloudy days, and days without clouds at all. With proper planning my…
  • Trip Report 4: Journey to the Badlands – Burrowing Owls

    Derrald
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    In today’s final Trip Report from my excursion to the High Plains of North and South Dakota I’m going to focus entirely on a family of Burrowing Owls I watched and photographed in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I found this group of owls on the morning of my second day in the Badlands and I returned that evening and the third morning to continue to photograph their behavior. These young owls did not seem to care much that I was there, but I was sure to keep a good distance from them as not to disturb them. Occasionally, one or more would appear to close their eyes and…
  • Trip Report 3: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Wildlife

    Derrald
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Enjoying the Warmth of the Recently Risen Sun Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the few areas in the west where free-roaming horses may be observed. The park maintains a herd of anywhere from 70 to over 100 wild horses so that visitors may experience the area as it was during the open range era of Theodore Roosevelt. Driving through the loop of the South Unit, you can glimpse the horses in fields and on top of bluffs in the distance. Often, as is the case with this image, these horses do get close. Technical Details: Canon 70D, 300mm f/4L, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec. The Wild Horses of…
  • Trip Report 2: Close-Up Details of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

    Derrald
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Last week I first reported on my trip to North and South Dakota and posted a few landscapes I captured while visiting the badlands. This week I’m posting more intimate nature images I captured in each of these areas. I love exploring the little details of flowers, foliage and abstractions that I come across while hiking and I often spend long periods of time in one place just trying to find the best composition. Anyway, Here are some of the small worlds I captured while on my recent journey. Diamonds From Dew Dew on spiderwebs is a favorite of macro photography everywhere and for good…
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Out Of Action

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

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

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

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

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

  • FIRST LOOK: Olympus PEN E-PL7

    27 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    A new mid-range PEN camera with a flip-down screen for taking self-portraits and optimised Wi-Fi for easy image sharing.
  • Portrait Professional Studio 12

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:48 pm
    A popular application for touching up portrait photographs gains new features and performance improvements in its latest update.
  • 1 Nikkor VR 10-100mm f/4.0-5.6 PD-Zoom Lens

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:50 pm
    A stabilised, extended-range zoom lens for Nikon 1 cameras that will suit travellers and family photographers who enjoy recording movies.
  • Nikon 1 V3

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    The latest model in Nikon's V-series of CSCs offers 18-megapixel resolution and a feature set and interface that could suit digicam upgraders.
  • Sony ILCE-α6000

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sony's latest CSC features familiar NEX styling but offers improved autofocusing, more logical menus and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Light At Quoddy Head, Maine

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    I’m in northeast Maine for a 10 day family camping trip, but of course I’m always working wherever I am. Quoddy Head State Park is one of my favorite places anywhere, whether photographing or just taking deep breaths of air filled with the sweet aroma of pine trees. I have visited every morning for the past 4 days and had nothing but fog and rain, but every day is a new opportunity to see what nature has to offer. This particular day started out not much different from the previous attempts, but I had a sense that perhaps, just perhaps, the cloud cover would break in time for…
  • Light And Time

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The study of light is one of those things that never ends. The more I photograph light, the more I realize there is to learn about working with light and its infinite variations. When painters paint, they create the exact type of light they want to have in their painting. Especially in landscape painting, the quality of light is paramount to the feel and mood of the work, and hence the overall ability of the painter to tell a story with his paint brush. Depending on what he/she wants to convey about a scene, a complete understanding of light and how it affects us emotionally is crucial to the…
  • Storm King Mountain and the Environmental Movement

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    One of the driving forces behind my work as a landscape photographer is conservation and my commitment to the environment and nature in general. In a strange twist of fate (or just plain luck), my wife and I decided to settle down in Beacon, New York 17 years ago. What’s that have to do with conservation? My home is literally 3 miles away from Storm King Mountain, the iconic landmark that has come to symbolize the modern environmental movement. I’ve had a fascination with Storm King Mtn ever since I first saw it 25 years ago, and have photographed it more than any other landform in…
  • The Importance of Cultivating Creativity As A Nature Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book “The Inner Landscape of Making Images” which I hope to release in early 2015. I’ve always believed that the best way to improve as a photographer is to integrate creativity into your life. That means you consciously seek out and surround yourself those things that inspire you to think, feel, and ask questions about the world we live in. I don’t think this is given nearly as much value as the other things we are often encouraged to pursue; more equipment, better software, better editing and post processing techniques, and…
  • Filming The B&H Prospectives Video On Landscape Photography

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Earlier this year, B&H Photo Video Director Kelly Mena approached me about collaborating on a “Prospectives” video, and quite honestly I was surprised and honored to be asked. The video series profiles different photographers and shows how they work, what inspires their creativity, and how others can learn from their approach. I agreed, then wondered what I had gotten myself into! When the scheduled day arrived, Kelly and her very professional team visited my studio in Beacon, NY to film the interview portion. I have to say that I was pretty nervous during the shooting because we did…
 
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    Organic Light Pan

  • In Awe Of Light

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

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

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

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

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

  • 4 Kids in the Playground

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

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

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

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

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

  • Genius technique on getting candid street photos

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

    nine-volt
    19 May 2014 | 9:47 am
    Aaron Nace over at Phlearn.com has posted a really easy and well done tutorial on how to change the color of anything in Photoshop. Check out the full post over on Phlearn.
  • Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

    nine-volt
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Michael Woloszynowicz has some of the best Photoshop tutorials out there. He is very articulate and is a great teacher. He just posted a tutorial on how to enhance texture and detail in your images. And the best part is he gives you a link to a free action to download that does everything he does in the 10 minute video in about 10 seconds. Check out his full blog post on the tutorial here.
  • Time Stack Timelapse Tutorial

    nine-volt
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photographer Matt Molloy has created a nice how-to time stacking tutorial from time-lapse images. He goes into further detail in a blog post you can find here.
  • DigiShade Lite magnetic sun shade for your MacBook Pro and Air

    nine-volt
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    By popular demand, we have developed a magnetic lightweight and rigid sunscreen for the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that sets up in seconds using a magnetic mount. The shade is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with durable cloth hinges which is both very lightweight and rigid and creates a professional and clean sun shade unlike many of the clunky collapsable solutions currently on the market. The DigiShade Lit is available for pre-order now.  
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Being Sensible About Street Photography

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My daily weapon of choice: Fuji XE-1 with the 27mm pancake lens   I am skipping the 13th week installment of my "Weekly Street Photos" to write an essay about my own personal beliefs on the practice of "Street Photography" in general.    I am avoiding no. 13, because it seems to be a general practice the world over (even my apartment building ridiculously omits listing a 13th floor on the
  • Weekly Street Photos #12

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    This week's theme: ADORABLE KIDS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "The Young Maître d" "Lost In Wonder"   "The Little Goalie"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #11

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: PUBLIC NAPPING (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Waiting Patient-ly" "Power Napper" "Grandpa's Siesta" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #10

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This week's theme: MOTHER & CHILD (Click on Photos for better viewing) "...I Can See You" - Hong Kong   "Feeding Time"   "Pitstop"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #9

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

  • The Kelpies - B&W PRINT SET OFFER

    HighlanderImages
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here is an opportunity to purchase a unique set of 4 high quality, black & white fine art prints of "The Kelpies" located in Falkirk, Scotland. These images are printed in MetalPrint high gloss or MetalPrint satin finish and are sized at 16" x 24" or 24" x 36". This set of 4 high quality prints have been priced as a special package (25% - 30% discount on normal price) and would make an exceptional framed series for the collector.To purchase go to http://www.highlanderimages.com/Gallery/The-Kelpies/ then click the BUY PHOTOS button then choose BUY PHOTO PACKAGE to take advantage…
  • Storehouse - A Visual Storytelling App

    HighlanderImages
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Over the last few months I have been publishing many of my photo stories via Storehouse, a new interactive and visual storytelling app for the iPad. It is a unique and highly intuitive application for quickly assembling a documentary photo story using images from your camera or iPhone and then adding in blocks of text and headers to annotate the story.The speed that you can create a visually appealing and professional looking story is incredible and suits a photojournalist who need to create short, sharp, focused stories with relevant imaging.I have created 60 stories to date using this app…
  • End of an Era - Aperture to be Discontinued

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

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

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

  • Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

    Krishna Mohan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Historically, Photography can best be defined as the art of capturing beautiful, often fantastical imagery using light, on photosensitive material such as film, or image sensors, in case of digital... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hummingbird hawk-moth

    Krishna Mohan
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

    Krishna Mohan
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens near Mangalore. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green Crab Spider

    Krishna Mohan
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Living in the midst of urban greenery can have its own advantages. My dining room opens onto our kitchen garden, lush with luxuriant foliage. One fine day, as I sat down to a hearty breakfast, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Architectural Perspective

    Ross Murphy
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Larger Image RossImages In Light
  • City View

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

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

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

    Ross Murphy
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:21 pm
    5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8L II, 44mm, f/5.6,1/60 sec, ISO 1600 Monterey AquariumLarger ImageRossImages In Light
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • The Man Behind the Most Iconic Portraits of Skaters, Punks, and Rappers

    Jakob Schiller
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    In 1986, photographer Glen Friedman made a photo of Ice-T, his ball cap turned to the side, leaning on a chainlink fence in Hollywood. This was long before Ice-T was a big name, a TV star, a mogul married to CoCo Austin. The photo captures an innocence and vulnerability that’s now long gone. You see […]
  • The Dying Tradition of Sri Lankan Stilt Fishing, Captured in Powerful Photos

    Doug Bierend
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Steve McCurry captured an iconic image of Sri Lankan stilt fisherman back in 1995. Nowadays, not many remain as photographer Florian Müller found out.
  • In Photos: Live a Day in the Life of an Obsessive Ghost Hunter

    Jakob Schiller
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Elizabeth Moran's story, Record of Cherry Road, is an exploration of her family's old house in Memphis that many believe is haunted.
  • The Legendary Photographer Who Captured the Softer Side of NYC

    Pete Brook
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Saul Leiter, a New York photographer who died last November, has always been recognized as one of the most important street shooters of his time by those in the art world. But it wasn't until recently that his work came to be known, and loved, by the general public.
  • Mesmerizing GIFs Use Light and Motion to Visualize Sounds

    Doug Bierend
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Visual artists long have been inspired by music and sound—and vice versa. Themes and concepts from one often infuse the other; well known examples include Kandinsky’s Composition 8, inspired by a performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin, or Rachmaninoff’s 13 preludes, inspired by Böcklin’s Die Heimkehr. For Turkish artist Erdal Inci, a fascination with the physics of […]
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • SOLD!

    Rich Legg
    23 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/160 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • The Daily Grind

    Rich Legg
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:20 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 18-55mm f/2.8-4 OIS lens – 1/350 second, f/4.5, ISO 200
  • Kitchen Wine

    Rich Legg
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/40 second, f/5.6, ISO 400
  • Image in Use: CNBC

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

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos from Urquhart Castle (along Loch Ness)

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Urquhart Castle is a fabulously beautiful castle located on the shore of the Loch Ness, close to Inverness in Scotland. The castle is essentially ruins now, but its location, and the incredible greenery all around the castle is superb. It is located on the A82 and is very accessible. Right next to the castle, one can get boat rides of Loch Ness, and the whole experience is superb. The castle was in prominence from the 13th to the 16th centuries, and was destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use during rebellions.View of Urquhart Castle and the path leading to it (More photos at this link)This is…
  • Photos from inside Edinburgh Castle

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Edinburgh, in fact, in the whole of Scotland. It has been there for many centuries, starting from early fortifications with succeeding kings either building on top or replacing the existing structures. The castle sits on a natural defensive fortification, a volcanic plug that rises above the surrounding area and hence provides a natural line of defense (although it does make getting supplies inside in the case of a siege more difficult).Edinburgh Castle is also famous for another more sinister reason, it is supposed…
  • More photos in and around the HMY Britannia (berthed at the port of Leith near Edinburgh)

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Previous photos about the HMY Britannia (Link 1, Link 2)It is very rare for normal laypeople to see the kind of conditions in which royalty lives like, and the HMY Britannia provides a way for people to be able to view such conditions. Visitors are able to see several sections of the ship, although there are cordoned off sections of the ship. The ship is visited by a large number of visitors every year, and is part of the various bus schedules that are part of the Edinburgh tourist circuit.The stately wardroom inside the royal yacht, HMV Britannia (See more photos here)This is the wardroom…
  • Photos from the HMY Britannia, at Leith in Edinburgh and can be visited by tourists

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    The HMY Britannia, used by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than 40 years, was finally decommissioned in the year 1997, and was probably the last such ship available to the Queen. It has not been replaced by another ship, and at times of austerity and recession, it would not be politically feasible for any Government to announce the construction of a large ship for the Queen. British subjects have changed, from loving the Queen and the royal family earlier, to now grumbling about the expenditure on the royal family. As a part of this, let us see some more photos from the decommissioned ship…
  • HMY Britannia at her permanent position in Leith near Edinburgh

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Queen (or King) of England have had royal yachts from a long time (since 1660, with the restoration of the monarchy, there have been 83 such ships to bear the royal name). The ship was commissioned in 1954, taking an inaugural journey to Malta in April of the same year, but not carrying the Queen or Prince Philip, instead carrying Prince Charles and Princess Anne, with the Queen setting foot on the ship on the return journey on 1st May 1954. The ship has been used for a number of ceremonial occasions with leaders of other countries also stepping foot on the ship, as well as being used for…
 
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Important CBS This Morning News Flash for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    The Streak Continues: 275 This blog was published just after 5:30am from my home in Indian Lake Estates, FL after another great night’s sleep. I will be here for the better part of the next ten weeks with no plane flights on the horizon until I fly to ABQ for a long stretch at Bosque. [...]
  • Flowers and Trees Three Ways…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    The Streak Continues: 274 This blog was published just after 8:00am from my home in Indian Lake Estates, FL after a great night’s sleep. I will be here for the better part of the next ten weeks with no plane flights on the horizon until I fly to ABQ for a long stretch at Bosque. [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • MindShift Filter Hive

    David
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hello from the windy and rainy coast of Newfoundland where we’re enjoying the fallout from tropical storm Cristobal! A few months ago I starting looking for a better way to deal with my 100mm Lee / Singh Ray filters and the various things I end up cramming into my pockets – spare batteries, filter holder, cable release, lens cloths – and found the MindShift Filter Hive. My previous filter wallet, from Lee, was fine, but all it did was carry filters. That was it. And no one I know grabs a camera and a couple filters without needing some other things. It won’t make my…
  • Postcards from Newfoundland

    David
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    We’re 9,000Km, and 25 days, into this trip and I’m beginning to find a rhythm, learning to relax and see the place as it seems to want to reveal itself. I’ve photographed almost the whole trip so far on my iPhone, enjoying the simplicity and the constraints of  the square frame I’ve chosen, in part because of Instagram, in part because it seems to fit these more intimate, simple photographs. What freedom to be without the heavy gear and just focus on the experience. I’m processing all my work with VSCO’s excellent app – particularly loving some of their black and white…
  • Postcards from Labrador

    David
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, through sun, rain, and endless blackflies. This is my country, and I love it fiercely. The thousands of kilometers we drove just to get to Labrador were long enough, but this last thousand was the most rugged, and to me, some of the most beautiful. Trees and rocks, and endless roads to…
  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 8

    David
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I dreamed up this magazine, bouncing around Mongolia’s Gobi desert, two years ago, it was a big, crazy, What If. Now, with Issue 8, we’re celebrating two years with another beautiful issue, beginning with the work of my friend Ami Vitale, an exceptional storyteller and National Geographic photographer. We’re also featuring the fine art landscapes of Charles Adams, the documentary humanitarian work of Jon McCormack, and the abstracts of Tom McLaughlan, along with the usual excellent articles from John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet…
  • Process & Product

    David
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    We’re stopping in Ottawa right now, after a couple days at the cottage, on the way to Labrador and Newfoundland to work on making images for my next coffee-table book. Emily, the Jeep, is in for service and tweaks, after 5500km and in preparation for many more on the rougher roads of rural Quebec and Labrador. What a journey we’re having. You can keep up with me on Instagram. Read much about the art of writing and at some point you’re bound to wonder if a certain amount of masochism is required to enter the field. One reader on my blog, commenting on the way I’d been so…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today released a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (the “Third Edition”). The first major revision in more than two decades, the draft presents more than 1200 pages of administrative practices and sets the stage for a number of long-term improvements in registration and recordation policy. It will remain in draft form for approximately 120 days pending final review and implementation, taking effect on or around December 15, 2014. “The new Compendium is an exhaustive undertaking that explains and…
  • How Long is Too Long? Boffoli Sues Google for Delay in Take Down

    Carolyn E. Wright
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Use of one of Boffoli’s Photographs on http://ediideas.blogspot.com as shown in his Complaint ___________________________________________________________________________ Christopher Boffoli is a fine art, editorial, and commercial photographer who created “Big Appetites,” a series of photographs featuring tiny figures next to life-sized food. He has a history of protecting his photographs, as reported here and here. As part of his prosecutions, he sued Twitter in September 2012 for not removing his photographs after sending a DMCA takedown notice. While some doubted the…
  • The Copyright Office Proposes Immediate Changes to Recordation and Requests Public Comment

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

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

  • The Grand Stand and Heavenly Night

    Moose
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Hi everyone! We’re now in Vegas for Photoshop World after spending a little family time in Death Valley. While it was 115 degrees during the day, the nights which is why we were there were a pleasant 80 degrees. Along with Sharon, Brent and Jake, we were spending time with my best friend Russell Brown again chasing stars. As you can see, we found them. This is a simple click, Df, 16Fish, IS03200, 8sec f2.8. Why the Df? I still think it’s the best high ISO machine out there. If you see me this week at Photoshop World, please come up and say hi!
  • Seconds Can Be a Lifetime

    Moose
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    No matter your genre of photography, no matter the subject, the background is everything in a photograph. Whether it is tack sharp or totally out of focus, overexposed, perfectly exposed or totally underexposed, it is what sets the stage for your subject and finishes its story. I’m often asked how do you know the right background for your subject so that when you see it or select it, it’s the right one? This is not even an easy question to answer! That’s because just like every element in the creation of the photo from f/stop to lens, it’s a personal choice based on…
  • Dimmitt – Connecting the Dots!

    Moose
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    I just LOVE this story Bob Dimmitt just sent me. This is real world and how as a photographer (and great MLP) you pay the bills and grow clients. Great job Bob … now in his words … Anyway, From “Click to Click to Cover”might be the apt description of my second cover. Just prior to Click I had taken a photograph at Hobby airport as I was leaving from a management meeting-three tower cranes (fixed cranes in the air, used more in Europe and just gaining acceptance in the US) building Southwest’s new terminal next to the runways. I would have expected conventional cranes…
  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Client Profile: Willoughby Ansell

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

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

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
      It’s always lovely to see  families with grand parents for the portrait photography at our studios. We love creating happy memories of the family to treasure, whether it’s the  formal posed portraits or the informal & fun shots which the kids love! With Christmas upon us pretty soon, now’s the time to start planning your photo gifts items and what better way to thrill loved ones with a gorgeous family portrait.
  • Security & Usability Is Our Top Priority

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
      As part of our ethos to be a leading photography studio offering not only high quality photography services & products, we are also one of the first photography studios in the UK to offer a fully secure & encrypted website. For a secure site, there must be the padlock icon followed by https (as above). So what does that mean for you? It means that when you are on our website, you have industry-leading security HTTPS encryption by default. This week Google announced HTTPS as a ranking signal. This means that websites with HPPTS will carry more weight in rankings compared to…
  • Business Headshot Photography

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
      Client Profile: Cherry Trees Dental Clinic, Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard’s leading dental clinic Cherry Trees needed a new & fresh set of images for their online marketing activities. A good quality headshot plays an important part in building reputation & confidence with your clients. Every business needs a professional set of headshots as part of their branding & marketing. We all know that people buy from people, so it is important to make that first impression, the right impression! If you would like to get a professional business headshot, please get in…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 09.01.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, first with Dr. Sassi and then Ken Toney

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

    Juan Pons
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions. We have received many great questions from you folks and Rick and Juan love answering them. This episode is a little long but we wanted to make sure we got your questions answered as completely as we could. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact…
  • DPE Podcast 08.01.14 – Juan is back from his trip and we have two interviews with Patricia Davidson and Mike Pach

    Juan Pons
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Juan returns from his 5 week road trip out west and Rick conducts two interviews, the first one with Patricia Davidson and then with Mike Pach. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the…
  • DPE Podcast 07.15.14 – Two Interviews, with Peter Giordano and Ron Clifford with Robin Griggs Wood

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

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski A medieval town nestled amid a pine forest and the Gauja National Park, less than two hours away from Riga, was more than enough reason for me to make a day trip. Getting there was fairly easy. Buses and trains run almost hourly, with several options from Riga.  This place is just wonderful: yes, widely visited, but not spoiled by tourists, no souvenir shops. The small town feels as authentic as it can be.  The fairy-tale town is best enjoyed just wandering, slowly, The main street, Rigas iela, has a lot of personality: a…
  • Forget About Pixels – Awaken the Artist Within

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have a confession to make: I used to be a pixel peeper. There was a time when I’d spent hours zooming in and inspecting photos at 1:1 or even 300 percent. I was looking for a technically perfect photo. Back then, most of the work I was shooting was aimed at micro stock outlets. At most of them, the inspectors and image editors were not easy to get around. Noise, camera shake, out of focus, chromatic aberration, white balance, basically any issues would end up in an image rejection. That actually helped me. I learned the…
  • How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom 5

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. The effect can be generally seen in dark edges adjacent to bright areas of an image; it looks like an out-of-focus ghost of magenta or purple color. In photography this is also called “purple fringing”. The quality of the optic plays an important role here, as not all lenses will produce the same effect. This problem tends to manifest much more in zoom lenses with…
  • Announcing a photo tour to Iceland

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Just sharing some great news today!!! Just finished the details and sign up page for a new photo tour. Iceland, in march 2015, will be awesome, and can’t wait to be there. Local photographer Olgeir Andrésson will guide us to the most amazing locations. He is an experienced photographer, based in Iceland, he specializes in photo tours and workshops. This is no doubly one of the most exciting photographic destinations of the world. The region is full of natural attractions, this is paradise for the landscape and nature…
  • Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To experience this is not only visually compelling but also spiritual and soul-healing. It’s certainly spectacular, and you can see some of those photos here.  Despite the early wake-up calls and late dinners, this is…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Ask the Pros... Suggests Think Tank Photo

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Some weeks ago I received an invitation from Think Tank Photo: to answer a few questions about photography. I agreed without knowing exactly what they would do with the answers. Well, they're part of a new series on Think Tank Photo website: Ask The Pros!
  • Want Better Photos? Get Topaz Adjust for $24.99

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    I started by not liking presets very much, but I've, in fact, changed my mind. I use them many times now, as a starting point for the results I aim for, to achieve results like the one you'll find illustrating this article. And Topaz Adjust is on top of my list. Now they've a special promotion going on. Grab a copy of the program!
  • I Do NOT Sell Photographs

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

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

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    MindShift Gear's rotation180 Panorama backpack was just given its second major European design award.  In March, the Panorama was named a winner of the top design competition in Europe, the Red Dot Awards.  Now the backpack was named a winner of the OutDoor Industry Award 2014, one of the highest design prizes in the outdoor industry.
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  • PBS documentary looks at the life of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange

    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    “I challenged myself I would go down there just to see if I could grab a hunk of lightning.” - Dorothea LangeAugust 29, 2014 /Photography News/ Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange is the subject of a new documentary  - Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - that will premiere August 29 at 9-11 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.The personal documentary directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor uses family journals, photos and film footage, interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965, to convey a full picture of the photographer and her…
  • TED Talk: Photographer documents everyday objects exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War

    Diana Topan
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    August 23, 2014 /Photography News/ Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them were exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, has photographed every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. Amazon.com Widgets
  • Getty Images photographer Scott Olson arrested in Ferguson

    Diana Topan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    August 19, 2014 /Photography News/ Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson. In an Instagram video posted by journalist Amy K. Nelson, Olson said he was arrested because police "said the media is required to be in a certain area.""Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there," a statement from Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of news at Getty Images, reads. "We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to…
  • In photos: Remembering landscape photographer Charles Roscoe Savage

    Diana Topan
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    August 16, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 182 years ago today, on 16 August 1832, Charles Roscoe Savage was a British-born landscape and portrait photographer who produced images of the American West. He became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Savage emigrated to the United States where he initially found work as a photographer in New York…
  • TeraBella Media Presents: 'Wonders of Water Part IV' Photo Contest

    Diana Topan
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Photo: Rohana MubaddaAugust 12, 2014 /Photography News/ Water is our essential element on this planet. Without it we cannot exist. It is a part of our daily tasks and rituals. We are bathed in water, sometimes baptized and even born in water. Water can define and represent many wonders including peace, tranquility, power and strength. It can also be a destructive and damaging force. TeraBella Media invites you to submit your favored images that best represent the “wonders of water.”Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200 (USD) cash prizeThird Place: $100 (USD) cash…
 
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    Black Star Rising

  • What Apple and Samsung Can Teach Photographers About Attracting Loyal Clients

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

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

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

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

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

    Johnnie Behiri
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Metabones just announced a new Canon EF to Sony NEX plus a all new range of speed booster ULTRA adapters. The ULTRA is featuring a new optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass to achieve extraordinary optical performance with improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting. The ULTRA (like its original model) will turn any APS-C sensor into an equivalent full frame one with 1 stop gain in brightness. Here are the key features (taken from metabones press release): Increase maximum aperture by 1 stop. Increase MTF. Makes lens 0.71x wider.
  • Sony RX10 XAVC S codec update

    Johnnie Behiri
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    Back in in November 2013 when reviewing the Sony RX 10, one of its major drawback was its AVCHD codec. This morning we have a sweet surprise! Sony just published a new RX10 firmware update which now allows the camera to record in the XAVC S codec!!!. (Its bringing me to think, will more popular Sony cameras can get the same treatment? Up until now I was assuming we are talking partly about a hardware limitation for implementing the modern codec but now the proof is, it is doable)… According to Sony, those are the benefits of installing the new release: Enables shooting…
  • Do you think about the motivation behind camera motion?

    Tim Fok
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    It can seem like an obvious question sometimes, but do you think about the motivation behind camera motion? As the modern day filmmaker, never before has it been so accessible to make beautiful looking images. From large sensor cameras down to 3-axis stabilizers, we’re literally spoilt for choice when making small-no budget films look big budget. But is a moving camera, always the better camera? As a filmmaker are you providing motivation to your camera motion, or merely keen to use new kit and show off the bag of tricks you carry with you? As accessible as it is to all this amazing…
  • Hyperlapse for the masses – Hyperlapse by Instagram

    Tim Fok
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    Consumers and professionals alike are obsessed with fingertip technology, camera and grip equipment is getting smaller and lighter, and smartphones can do just about anything except cook us dinner (in the literal sense, plenty of culinary apps out there!) Last year we were taken by storm by what seemed to be the next fad after time-lapse photography – Hyperlapse. Now, social media snappers Instagram have released a sister app that stabilizes video from your very own smartphone to create hyperlapses. What is a hyperlapse? Just watch this video below: Filmmaker Luke Shepard bought a…
  • Exclusive – Sony A5100 review and footage

    Johnnie Behiri
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Sony announced the new Sony Alpha 5100 mirrorless camera last week that raised entry-level shooters hopes due to the success of the new Sony A7s. We had a chance to test it in our labs and now we took it into the field for a hands-on review. First I have a little confession to make. This camera review was executed in a very spontaneous way. So while most of the effort went into “rigging” the camera, I left my microphone and external audio recorder behind, so all the sound you hear in this video including the short interviews were recorded internally on the Sony A5100 camera…
 
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • The Windmill

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

    tim
    25 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: advertisingavoidbigbillboardblackblack and white photographyblurredbroadwaybusycitydowntownfine art photographygirllightsmanhattanmetropolismotionneonNew YorknynyconewayphotographyrunrunawayrunningrushsignsignsstreetTimes SquareurbanwomanSometimes we avoid the signs even though their meanings are clear as day.(Read more...)
  • 5 Things I learned about Fine Art Photography from my Dog

    tim
    4 May 2014 | 5:38 am
    Categories: Blog Tips and MoreTags: Creative Processcreativityphotographic lifephotographytipsTwo things in life I love are photography and dogs. While photography satisfies my creative itch, my dogs remind me that there are other things in life then photography. But alas even when enjoying time with my dogs I think about photography. Here are 5 things I've learned from my dogs that help me in my photographic life.(Read more...)
  • Samantha Church

    tim
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artistartohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybnwhisperersbwlifebwloversexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographymusicianphlogphotoartsamanthachurchJust saw Samantha Church @ the Jackson St Blue line stop in Chicago IL. Awesome artist check her out....https://www.facebook.com/samanthachurchmusic #samanthachurch • #musician • #artist • #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers •…
  • Main Street Station

    tim
    28 Apr 2014 | 12:26 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybwlifebwloversclockdowntownexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographyphlogphotoartRichmondrvatowertrainVirginiaMain Street Station #downtown #Richmond #Virginia #rva • #clock • #tower • #train • #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers • #insta_bw • #phlog • #exposurephotoworks(Read more...)
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Kiki + Marcus | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kiki + Marcus | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Sami + Kyle | Married

    jasongphoto
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Gina’s... The post Sami + Kyle | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Ben | Married

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

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

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

    Tom Redd
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Years ago after I purchased my first larger lens, a 300 f/2.8, I used it on a tripod with a ball head but it didn’t take me long to realize that this set up was less than ideal. If you shoot frequently with longer telephoto lenses, a gimbal head belongs in your kit. Shooting with a gimbal mount allows more freedom and mobility with the camera/lens than a ball head and it gives your arms a rest from hefting the load. On the other hand, for the price of all the gear you have purchased, you do at least get a free upper body workout. When using a ball head to support a large lens/camera combo,…
  • The Matter of Obsolescence

    Alpha Whiskey
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Let me show you what an old man can do. I’m not talking about myself, of course; rather that’s what my 8-year-old DSLR said to me before I went walking in Epping Forest yesterday. Given the rate of change of digital technology, 8 years may as well be 28 years. And most consumers are conditioned into thinking that only the newest and latest gear can deliver the best shots, and anything old is obsolete. But just because something is old doesn’t meant it’s not useful.F/13, 1/60sec, ISO 200There will be plenty out there who find this kind of article to be ‘fluff.’ I don’t really…
  • Welcome to the New and Shiny Photography Life!

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    We have been working hard during the past couple of weeks on completely redesigning Photography Life and we are happy to announce the new and shiny look that hopefully our readers will appreciate. Over the past few months, we have been gathering feedback from our readers, friends and our team, with the goal to completely revamp the feel of the site, and address some of the design problems of the past. Being a photography site, our number one concern was image size – we just did not want to be limited to showing small images to our readers anymore. So the first thing we did was increase…
  • Wildlife Photography Tips Part 3 – Mistakes and Success

    Robert Andersen
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Been a tough time around my way, bad rotator cuff injury has had me out of action for a while and continues to plague me. Especially as it is my left arm that I hand hold my cameras with. I also haven’t had much time to write articles, but I figured its time to get off my butt and put a new article together. As I always say in my articles, what I do works for me, read and absorb what is good for you and discard what doesn’t work. At the end of the day you need to find your own way to success, so here it goes.I have made many mistakes over the years and I have learned the most…
  • Recommended Nikon D810 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Since I published my Nikon D810 review, a number of our readers requested me to provide an article with the recommended settings for the camera. The Nikon D810 is an advanced camera and comes with many different menus and settings. In this article, I want to provide some information on what I personally use and shortly explain what some of the important settings do. Please do keep in mind that while these work for me, it does not mean that everyone else should be shooting with exactly the same settings. The below information is provided as a guide for those that struggle with the camera and…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Drylands: The Deserts Of North America 3

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

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

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part Two Climate Change, Big Oil, Politics, Walmart, God, Religion, St. Francis, John Muir And Leave No Trace (Continued From the blog post, “Art, Earth And Ethics 1.”) Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold Whiz Burgers, San Francisco, California, Custom, copyright 2010 David Leland Hyde. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Portfolio One Many people today would rather not discuss environmental issues. The environment is a…
  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Three

    David Leland Hyde
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Three: Down To The Green River And Up To Ely Falls (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two.”) Upper Jones Hole Near Fish Hatchery, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 David Leland Hyde. Into Jones Hole As we ambled down the trail away from the Diamond Mountain Fish Hatchery and into Jones Hole, we began to see signs of what Randy Fullbright and the Park Ranger had been talking about: the recent rock slide. High on the cliff we could see the fresh, unstained light tan undercut where giant sandstone…
  • San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 16

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

    sesame
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Brought to you by Origin Energy and Nuffnang Energy is magic. Seriously, it is hard for me as an adult to understand that something you can’t see yet runs your entire life and costs so much money… It is nearly impossible to explain it to children. At least my children who clearly need to leave the light on in every bathroom they have ever entered. It is like they enjoy burning money. They are really only aware of what energy is when their tablet runs out of battery power, so I pulled some ideas off the Origin Energy For Schools website to create a few games that explain the science behind…
  • Today is a great day to have a G’Day Mate!

    sesame
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This evening I become Australian. Officially. I am excited and proud. Of course, it is also just any other day in the life around here. One where Clover stayed home sick so I had to take her on my errands. Since it is a special day and I have to return my beloved Olympus OM-D E-M10 this weekend, I decided to do a bit of a mini photo documentary.*  I hope to be able to capture the story of my citizenship ceremony tonight. I don’t know what to expect! All I know is that it is a very good day to become Australian. *These are all black and white because I wanted to get back in the…
  • Father’s Day is here again, Australia and this year I am prepared!

    sesame
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Brought to you by Officeworks I’ve always thought it was not fair that Father’s Day in America and Father’s Day in Australia are on two different dates while Mother’s Day is the same in both countries effectively giving Alec two days where we celebrate him as a parent and one for me. I blame the confusion around the date for why I tend to forget every year or maybe it is my subconscious being all passive aggressive. Either way, suddenly Father’s Day is rolling around again in Australia and I will be headed out of town this year, so I need to secure something quick for the guy who,…
  • Cracked.

    sesame
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Today I let the stress of behind the scenes adulthood break through the cracks of my mother facade. Keeping it all together for the kids crumbled when Kieran did not come back to his line up at the bell to start school. I always give them the option to play with friends out of sight, but on school grounds if we are early, under one condition…they must return when the music sounds as a warning that the bell is about to ring. They can’t wait for the bell because it is not respectful to the teachers and they always follow that rule with no problems. Until today. A day when my heart…
  • The first of the boys with kind swoopy eyes.

    sesame
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Tomorrow my cousin has to say his final goodbye to his twenty six year old son, Thomas.  I used to babysit for Thomas during the hot summer days when I was home in Virginia from my California university. He was a sweet little boy with a ready smile and beautiful swoopy eyes, the kind I would one day many years later recognise on my own son. Growing up next door to my father’s only brother and his family, I was the youngest of the nine kids between the two houses. Thankgivings and Christmas times were epic gatherings filled with laughter, love and lots of noise. They were built in…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Photo Tutorial: How to Use Reflections to Create Balanced Compositions

    Chris Corradino
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    My fascination with reflections started as a child while watching Bob Ross paint majestic landscapes with oil on canvas. His work often showed mountains residing in the upper half of the painting while a sparkling body of water claimed the bottom half. The reflection essentially connected the main subject to the rest of the environment. By utilizing the entire frame, it felt as if you could walk into the scene. His method seemed to bring the artwork to life. For photographers, it's possible to create a similar feeling with your camera. If you want to learn more about photographing…
  • The Beauty of Rust and Decay

    Chris Corradino
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    I found these scenes in the DUMBO part of Brooklyn. They are a reminder that beauty comes in all forms, not just the obvious. 
  • Experimenting with Creative Double Exposures

    Chris Corradino
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    These are in-camera double exposures created with the OMD-EM-10. For the first image I set the shutter speed to 1/6th of a second and rotated the camera while pointed at the trees. The flowers were then photographed at 1/125 to keep them sharp. The camera puts the two scenes together rather quickly. Of course with a technique like this, there will be a few misses. Nevertheless, the results can be quite interesting when you get it just right. This Brooklyn Bridge shot was a bit of an accident with the first frame being a long 30 second exposure. Frame 2 was equally as long, but after bumping…
  • Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk, August 2014

    Chris Corradino
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you were wondering about the image quality of a mirrorless camera, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is it easy to carry and shoot with, but the results are stunning. This is a 25 second exposure at f11 and ISO 200 captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-10. It was mounted on a gorilla-pod as the colors of dusk swept over the city. My lens choice was the Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake.
  • New Tutorial: 4 Directions of Light Every Photographer Should Know

    Chris Corradino
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    The direction of natural light can dramatically alter the way an entire scene is represented. A resourceful photographer will use this to their advantage. It's not overly technical and requires no additional gear. The key is your ability to recognize the four basic types of light. Front, 45 degree, 90 degree, and backlight. Let's take a look at the characteristics of each.  
 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • How To Avoid Tension With Your Photos

    Brian Matiash
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    When I took this photo of some brush and brain rock in White Pocket, Arizona, the sun had just risen and each minute that elapsed afterward began adding more and more harsh light to my scene. Time was of the essence. My job as a photographer is to maximize this fleeting time to find a photo that looks good while finessing my camera and lens to compose it accordingly. When I took this photo, I didn’t allow myself to chimp for more than a second, just long enough to ensure a proper exposure, before trying out something else. Later, when I analyzed the photo in greater detail, I…
  • Little ZigZag Falls

    Brian Matiash
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    The trail that leads to Little ZigZag Falls is one of my favorite that I’ve found so far in the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of those places where the trail name truly is representative. All throughout the walk to the main falls is a creek that zigs and zags in all sorts of wonderful angles and directions. Some parts are more accessible than others but the entire place offers up all sorts of conceptual opportunities for creating cool landscape photography. For this photo, however, I wanted to convey the actual falls themselves and how they zig and zag. Right out of the gate, as…
  • Treating your profile photo as part of your brand

    Brian Matiash
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    While it may sound vain, I’ve always felt that your profile photo is just as important as your logo when it comes to representing your personal brand. In all the years that I’ve been a photographer with a website and a social media presence, I’ve only had four profile photos including this one. To that end, I’ve also only had four main logos to graphically represent my personal brand.I totally get the idea that some users have where they leverage frequent profile photo changes to convey their own brand – maybe it’s quirky or frenetic – and it works…
  • The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings III

    Brian Matiash
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning back to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron, with Nicole, Karen Hutton, and her husband, Joe Dolister. In addition to spending some time capturing the serene beauty of this area, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen for an upcoming episode of her web-series, The Chat with Karen Hutton. When we were done with the interview, I immediately began hunting for new additions to my long-term study titled, The Path of Least Resistance. More than anything else, focusing on building out this study has done more for me in terms of…
  • Create For Yourself

    Brian Matiash
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 or Like, but because, intrinsically, that is what you owe to yourself when you create. You will have your fans and detractors simply by virtue of creating something for yourself that you have shared. Expect and appreciate both for what they are…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • We Will Never Forget

    Lily Hydrangea
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Stunned with an upswell of emotion I stood in awe of this deeply moving memorial. I tried to reflect on the enormity of exactly what had happened here 13 years ago. Ian and I arrived in lower Manhattan Sunday morning and noticed groups of people making their way to the Freedom tower and much like Pilgrims, we followed. The feeling in the air was palpable, in one way or another most of those present have lived through the events of 9/11 together.We will never forget.
  • Astro Turf and Installation Art at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Open until November 2, 2014 the MET's Roof Garden Commission is not to be missed. For more MET information, follow this link. For other glorious roof garden photos, please go here, here, & here.
  • Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    I've been here before and you may find out more about this garden by following this link. And yes, the colors in this garden really are this bright!
  • The American Oystercatcher and Black Beach Sand

    Lily Hydrangea
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
     I came across this guy while walking at Robert Moses beach. He was the only American Oystercatcher standing quite still amongst a flock of very busy Seagulls. I'm sorry I can't say where the black sand beach pictured below is. The colors in each of these photos compliment each other so nicely it just seemed natural to post them together.
  • I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

    Lily Hydrangea
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!
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    lensflare35 dave warner

  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
 
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    Motivation

  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

    Howard
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture” Charlie Wait A great landscape image needs no explanation.  At least not a verbal one. That is one of the things I love most about nature and landscape photograph.
  • Old Truck

    Howard
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Old cars and trucks are very much a part of the Palouse.  I photographed this one in an old car and truck ‘graveyard’.
  • Palouse Patchwork

    Howard
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    Howard
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Creeks Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this photo contest made possible by our friends at GaryFong! The Creeks Photo Contest gathered a collection of images showing the flow of water through rocks, trees and even through snowed landscapes, be sure to browse all the images and get a refreshing look at nature’s wonders. A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People’s Choice and to friend & professional photographer Chris Collacott for his collaboration as a guest judge! “Overall, everyone…
  • Magical Bridges Photo Contest finalists

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing bridges captured in a magical way! A big thank you to Mosaic for providing the awesome prizes for the winners. Mosaic Lightroom Sync App: With the Mosaic App, your Lightroom photos are synced automatically to your mobile devices. Access and search your photos by keywords, collections, folders & more. Another big thank you to guest judge Gerard Murphy. Gerard has had a passion for photography since borrowing his Mom’s Pentax as a kid on family vacations. Later, Gerard turned this passion into Mosaic which he…
  • People In Motion Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing people in motion, the variety of entries was outstanding! A big thankyou to guest judge David Beckstead. David was named “The Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo magazine – March 2007 David is truly a mountain man at heart! He has traveled to over 80 countries and almost every state in the US. He has hiked thousands of miles of backcountry, including above the base camp of Mt. Everest. He was one of the first registered trackers for Arizona Search and Rescue. He worked for the US Forest…
  • Fstoppers Volume 3 Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their work in this photo contest looking for the following Fstoppers winner! The finalists of these contest have been selected by the member’s votes choosing their favorite photos… and the results are amazing, thank you for your feedback! Congratulations to the following finalists: “Across The Lake” by mickporter “West Side Blast” by onyxone1 “RFDCutCopyright” by jasonpersoff “Deep blue eyes” by jollyvicky “Destructive beauty” by jeffniederstadt “Take my hand” by…
  • Monthly Pro Vol 3 Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this monthly Pro Photo Contest! The images are amazing and the pool of photos is an outstanding collection of all styles of photography, be sure to browse the gallery and stay tuned for the next upcoming Pro Photo Contest! A special thanks to all the members that helped us find the following winners by voting for their favorite shots! Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “Red Arrows” by jonnywilliams Congratulations to Runner Up “Milky Montauk” by matthewpugliese Congratulations to Runner Up…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

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

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

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

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

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

  • When a shoot turns magic

    Jake Garn
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    There is a small turn off of Highway 89 in Fruit Heights, it doesn’t lead to anything but a non-descript meadow with patches of trees. I parked my car on […]
  • Wonderland with Kelli

    Jake Garn
    28 May 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There is a spot in northern Utah that my friend and sometimes assistant Chelsey Ott discovered near her home. A small trail off the road and into some trees reveals an expansive opening of all sorts of amazing places and things to shoot.
  • Synchronicity

    Jake Garn
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    “Synchronicities are expressions of the dreamlike nature of reality.” I’m learning that the world is not what I here-to-fore believed.  There are clues that have led me to this new […]
  • The Rebirth

    Jake Garn
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:12 pm
      I believe that the world is a miraculous place filled with beautiful people, inspiring ideas and overflowing with love. I also see a myriad of symptoms in this world […]
  • Cherry blossoms and Daylight

    Jake Garn
    1 May 2013 | 11:53 am
    It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to shoot Sarah, this time we drove up north to find what something worth shooting. I think it was a success.
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up

    Brandenburg Gallery
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    "I have been intrigued by loons for many, many years. My license plate was even "Loon 1" for awhile! And I absolutely am entranced by this photo. I mean, look at the water droplets, the bubbles on his back, the feather detail and the muted colors are incredible. "~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this…
  • Pic of the Week: Hummingbird Dance

    Brandenburg Gallery
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    "How delicate, the world's tiniest bird that can flash its bright colors, as well as hide them if needed. The bright radiant color on humming birds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism. There it is, holding its body perfectly still while wings are beating 70–200 times per second. They are the only birds that can fly both forward and backwards, hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside down. This lovely image is captured with a ghostly reflective background."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 22, 2014): NW815 Hummingbird DancePic…
  • Pic of the Week: Saturday Night in Ely

    Jayne H
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Having grown up in Ely, I have fond memories of our theater. I love the angle of this shot, the lighting, and the beautiful irony."~ JayneRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 15, 2014): NW515 Saturday Night in ElyPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August 15-21)! Contact…
  • Pic of the Week: Wolf Pup on Log

    Jayne H
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Can you even imagine coming upon this inquisitive pup, following his nose down this cedar log? Huge feet, new smells, a great, big, curious world."~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 8, 2014): BW141 Wolf Pup on LogPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August…
  • 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars

    Jayne H
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars are now available at the Brandenburg Gallery! This beautiful 12 month calendar features classic Jim Brandenburg- stunning images for all seasons.  Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely (877) 493.8017 or purchase below! $18.95 (plus shipping/tax)
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Sunday Drive - The Elk

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

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

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

    David Akoubian
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By David Akoubian Each winter I count the months and days until I will be able to return to the rivers and shoot with some green around the water. I enjoy shooting flowing rivers any time but my favorite is when the trees have that “electric” green look. Shooting rivers is the perfect exercise in technique and composition. Using the natural curves of a river can lead the viewer through your frame. Here are a few tips to help you get that perfect river or waterfall image. Contrast can be an image maker or breaker. The best time to shoot flowing water is on a low contrast day whether it is…
  • Stay Positive – Winter’s Almost Over

    BellTamronUSA
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Bell We talk about the weather often here in MinneSNOWda. Here in Minneapolis, 2013-2014 proved to be the 5th coldest winter in state history. With record breaking snowfalls in all parts of the country, I'm glad to say "it's almost over". All over my city, people are active outside all year round. To help curb our cabin fever, St Paul hosts the Annual Winter Carnival to celebrate the changing of seasons. You'll find common activities like pond hockey tournaments, Loppet and cross country ski racing as well as some oddities like a fat-tire bicycle obstacle…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Photographing Wildflowers in my Garden

    Dan Bailey
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    I like to joke that I’m part hobbit, because in addition to the often unplanned adventures that I find myself on, I also have a special fondness for things close to home like music, laughter, good food, beer and cheer, and … Continue reading →
  • Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens. Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the … Continue reading →
  • Save 15% On all Ian Plant eBooks and Videos

    Dan Bailey
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Landscape photographer extraordinaire and Outdoor Photographer contributor Ian Plant has just created a brand new online store for all of his eBooks and video tutorials. To celebrate, he’s offering a 15% off sale on everything through the end of August. … Continue reading →
  • New Photo: Sunset Over the Cook Inlet, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    I shot this photo the other night during one of my Sunset Photo Safari workshops with Alaska Photo Treks. We’d been searching for good light throughout the evening, and with predominately overcast skies, the majority of our time was spent shooting … Continue reading →
  • Comparing the Fuji X Cameras. Which one is Right For You?

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In just a few short years, Fujifilm has built an impressive camera system from the ground up. Starting with the introduction of the X100, which they launched in September 2010, they’ve since expanded their lineup to include a number of highly advanced interchangeable and fixed … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • boris eldagsen – the poems

    burn magazine
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Boris Eldagsen The Poems play this essay   Boris Eldagsen’s photographs explore the limits of what can be depicted. The ‘POEMS’ utilise the external reality, to paint the inner reality, that of the unconscious, archetypical and unspoken. Without excessive materials or digital effects, Eldagsen combines street with staged photography and recreates spectacular and dreamlike images. The photographic mediums…
  • imants krumins – stories you will never know allocated randomly

    burn magazine
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:20 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Imants Krumins Stories You Will Never Know Allocated Randomly play this essay   …………………….vastness treads so still as my eyes gaze the sun keen green are the fields of rain sick with agony and the smile the bird hums the same tune day in day without once again Ahh …………..if only the scent of the forgotten milk boiled on my mind sweet with the success we…
  • 19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am

    burn magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
                        Photo for BurnDiary by Diana Markosian, 2013 EPF Winner   This is week is number 52 for BurnDiary. Our anniversary. One year of weekly diary posts by 52 photographers from a multitude of countries within all five continents.. So many different approaches to daily life that after looking backwards is kind of impossible to imagine all in one place… But they are, here in BurnDiary; city life, love stories, landscapes and social issues and mainly many pictures about the record of a moment. I write now not for the past but to announce that this diary will…
  • Lifesaving Station, 1966

    burn magazine
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I shot this old Lifesaving Station on the beach in the Outer Banks in 1966. While a senior in college. See next Instagram for the full story.
  • She is a dreamer.

    burn magazine
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    She is a dreamer, she has an incredibly beautiful mind, and she is very special to me. May I introduce, Fabiana. @emillyders
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    If you are into cool old cars take a look at these! There are some real beauties here.Folks have taken the time to rebuild some of the finest automobiles that will ever be...far cry from where we are today where every car practically looks the same.Hey! There are even a couple of sports cars here...1954 Jaquar and a 1935 Auburn.You can purchase photos of any of these automobiles in a variety of form from my Redbubble Photography Portfolio (Link)For sale as T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Samsung Galaxy Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas…
  • Some Pictures Of Cool Flowers

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    These are some old shots of flowers from when I lived in Oregon City. I particularly love Begonias, well Iris, Glads, Dahlias and Roses, too!Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower Pictures  Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Red Bubble Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in many different forms: a variety of prints, note cards, posters, T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags...on any budget level (See Below!) All…
  • Otter Crest Loop

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Sort of an out of the way drive on the Central Oregon Coast is the Otter Crest Loop. If you are coming from the north it starts out a tad after leaving Depoe Bay...look for the sign. Coming from the south, after leaving Newport, and past Beverly Beach look for a sign off to your left.It all leads to a very scenic lookout spot where you can see for miles. Actually, much of it is a State Park. Besides the view, there is the "Flying Dutchman Winery"...the only winery of its kind on the coast.Also, there is a Mo's restaurant know for its famous seafood. The view is spectacular. The following…
  • Beach House Pictures

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    More photos of cool beach houses on the Central Oregon Coast...and, some flowers. The following places are located on the Central Oregon Coast, north of Lincoln City.I photographed many of these beach houses in a single day and are spread out in three different posts with this being the last post in the series. If you missed them here they are: The Cottages Of Neskowin Oregon and Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast.Please enjoy!Beach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach…
  • Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    More pics of small cottages (cabins) on the Oregon Coast.  Like the previous post dated August 7, 2014...I am featuring the unusual and colorful cottages of Neskowin.I may be wrong, but pound for pound, some of the coolest cottages anywhere on the Oregon Coast. And, did I mention some of the neatest flower gardens going?Many of the cottages have the same features and era...built maybe in the 30's, have cedar shake siding or T111, are not painted except for doors, shutters and window trim.Some are completely painted. Most have been remodeled and most are in very good repair.OK! Not…
 
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  • Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA

    ezprints
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA is a post from: ezprints Blog The new Metabones Speed Booster ULTRA adapter features an advanced 5-element / 4-group optical design incorporating ultra-high index tanatalum-based optical glass for improved corner sharpness, distortion and reduced vignetting. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/EN8feqwONww/story01.htm
  • How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass

    ezprints
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass is a post from: ezprints Blog The hardest part about gaining a photo pass for a large gig is in needing a strong portfolio of concert photos – getting a portfolio of works together when you can’t get access to shows makes things quite tricky. This article will explore how to build your first portfolio and in turn how to secure […] The post How to Secure Your First Music Gig Photo Pass by Will Barnes appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the authorDigital Photography…
  • The Joy of Photography – When You Capture Great Photos Without Knowing It

    ezprints
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    The Joy of Photography – When You Capture Great Photos Without Knowing It is a post from: ezprints Blog If you have ever shot film, you know it – the feeling you get when you sit down with that stack of prints that just came back from the lab. The nervous anticipation: Is there anything good in here? The initial disappointment:  Flipping through the first bunch of mediocre prints….meh, meh, ohhh…nope…meh… Then you see [...] The post The Joy of Photography – When You Capture Great Photos Without Knowing It appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to…
  • 5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos

    ezprints
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos is a post from: ezprints Blog There is no doubt that travel photography is an incredibly rewarding profession because you have an opportunity to tell stories through your own pictures. But it is also one of the most challenging genres to master. Besides having to be able to photograph everything from people and architecture, to food and landscapes, you are also […] The post 5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos by Kav Dadfar appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the authorDigital…
  • Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1)

    ezprints
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Cold War camera: 1950s Berlin in color (part 1) is a post from: ezprints Blog Ten years after the end of WWII, Germany was rebuilding. Cities like Berlin, which had been severely damaged during the war were emerging from the rubble as the ‘Wirtschaftswunder’ or ‘economic miracle’ transformed West Germany. In the immediate post-war period hundreds of thousands of allied troops were stationed in the divided country, many of them with cameras. Found recently at a flea market, the images in this article date from 1956-7 and were taken by a US Serviceman in Berlin.
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  • Kittens for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:06 am
    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.*
  • Film Friday - More Expired Film

    Jessica Mironov
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    A few shots of expired Portra 160 NC. They turned out better than I had hoped, actually. Definitely better than that expired TMAX from last time.Looking for Montreal photos? Those are coming. Next week, I promise. I just happened to scan this roll first.*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact me for details!**Want to see more film? Check out all the Film Friday posts!*
  • Father Felix - San Francisco Portrait Photographer

    Jessica Mironov
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few photographs from a portrait session a few weeks ago. I'm trying to be better about blogging my sessions - I have so many that I haven't shared here. I'm going to try to get caught up in the next couple of months!Thanks Felix, it was great meeting you!*Want to see more portraits or schedule your portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • Happy Caturday - Non Orange Cat Edition

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since I figure you probably had your fill of orange cats last week, this week is all about cats that are not even a little bit orange. But they are cute, fluffy, and a little mischievous. Enjoy.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.*
  • Film Friday - Montreal, Part 1

    Jessica Mironov
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    One of the things I always forget to take into account when considering film is how much time it really takes me to scan it all. So even though I've been back from Montreal for two weeks now, I've only managed to scan one roll from the trip.So there will definitely be another blog post next week, that's what I'm saying. These are a few photos from the old port, a really lovely part of the city. While we were there the weather was just perfect - 75 to 80 degrees and balmy the whole time. It was lovely.Next week, part two!*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact…
 
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  • Five For Friday #124

    Nicole Rae
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:55 pm
    “One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’”  – Rachel Carson When he moved to Paris in 2008, photographer Michael Wolf knew he wanted to capture a different side to the city than we usually see in images. Wolf is known for his unique viewpoint through his lens and these images of Paris rooftops are no exception. Instead of glorious views of the Paris skyline he shows us strong geometric angles and shapes with big blocks of grays, reds, and whites. If you…
  • The Signs of Life: Daniel Zakharov

    Jeffery Saddoris
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Late last year, we featured the work of Daniel Zakharov in an installment of Five For Friday for his series Modern Wilderness. Recently, Daniel completed a new series of 200 photographs called The Signs of Life, in which he explores everyday objects (and some not so everyday) in the windows of houses around his neighborhood. “It all began,” he writes, “with two porcelain parakeets on the windowsill of the house next door.” Interestingly, he began to notice subtle differences in the birds. “I noticed that there were days when the parakeets would be looking out…
  • Lost Era, Lost Art: Hand-Embroidered Vintage Photographs

    Jeffery Saddoris
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I don’t know what to say about these fabulous pieces by Hinke Schreuders, other than I can’t stop looking at them, one after another, thinking ‘this is just too cool.’ I majored in Technical Theatre in college and, believe it or not, I’ve done more than my fair share of stitching and sewing, so I have at least a basic understanding of just how meticulous this type of work can be.  Her process appeals both to my love of vintage photographs as well as my respect for the ridiculously time consuming attention to detail required to create each of them. Schreuders, who is based…
  • On Taking Pictures #122: Disrupting the Familiar

    Jeffery Saddoris
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:46 pm
    If this week’s show has a theme, it’s change. Try as you might, you can’t avoid it forever and even if you could, sometimes it’s exactly what you need. We also discuss censorship and intent in a couple recent news articles. David Bailey is our Photographer of the week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-122.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #streetart People Called These Photos Of An Artist’s Daughter ‘Pornographic.’ And…
  • We Never Met: An Experimental Narrative [Q&A]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Storytelling has become sort of the new buzzword in photography – and roller coaster design, apparently. After all, if every picture tells a story, you can’t possibly just have a great picture without a great story, right? Regardless of where you come down (and for the record, I don’t agree), London-based creative team Alex + Hugo want to change the way you experience street photography. Alex Mendes and his creative partner, copywriter Hugo Catraio, have been collaborating on an ongoing street photography and storytelling experiment on Instagram called We Never Met.
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  • Tomahawk Gimbal Attachment Review

    Tom Redd
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Years ago after I purchased my first larger lens, a 300 f/2.8, I used it on a tripod with a ball head but it didn’t take me long to realize that this set up was less than ideal. If you shoot frequently with longer telephoto lenses, a gimbal head belongs in your kit. Shooting with a gimbal mount allows more freedom and mobility with the camera/lens than a ball head and it gives your arms a rest from hefting the load. On the other hand, for the price of all the gear you have purchased, you do at least get a free upper body workout. When using a ball head to support a large lens/camera combo,…
  • The Matter of Obsolescence

    Alpha Whiskey
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Let me show you what an old man can do. I’m not talking about myself, of course; rather that’s what my 8-year-old DSLR said to me before I went walking in Epping Forest yesterday. Given the rate of change of digital technology, 8 years may as well be 28 years. And most consumers are conditioned into thinking that only the newest and latest gear can deliver the best shots, and anything old is obsolete. But just because something is old doesn’t meant it’s not useful.F/13, 1/60sec, ISO 200There will be plenty out there who find this kind of article to be ‘fluff.’ I don’t really…
  • Welcome to the New and Shiny Photography Life!

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    We have been working hard during the past couple of weeks on completely redesigning Photography Life and we are happy to announce the new and shiny look that hopefully our readers will appreciate. Over the past few months, we have been gathering feedback from our readers, friends and our team, with the goal to completely revamp the feel of the site, and address some of the design problems of the past. Being a photography site, our number one concern was image size – we just did not want to be limited to showing small images to our readers anymore. So the first thing we did was increase…
  • Wildlife Photography Tips Part 3 – Mistakes and Success

    Robert Andersen
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Been a tough time around my way, bad rotator cuff injury has had me out of action for a while and continues to plague me. Especially as it is my left arm that I hand hold my cameras with. I also haven’t had much time to write articles, but I figured its time to get off my butt and put a new article together. As I always say in my articles, what I do works for me, read and absorb what is good for you and discard what doesn’t work. At the end of the day you need to find your own way to success, so here it goes.I have made many mistakes over the years and I have learned the most…
  • Recommended Nikon D810 Settings

    Nasim Mansurov
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Since I published my Nikon D810 review, a number of our readers requested me to provide an article with the recommended settings for the camera. The Nikon D810 is an advanced camera and comes with many different menus and settings. In this article, I want to provide some information on what I personally use and shortly explain what some of the important settings do. Please do keep in mind that while these work for me, it does not mean that everyone else should be shooting with exactly the same settings. The below information is provided as a guide for those that struggle with the camera and…
 
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  • Redondo Beach Engagement Photos : Kim+Cris

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    I really want you to meet my friend. That's what she told Kim, that's what she told Cris. A mutual friend of theirs invited them to a party she hosted, so Kim and Cris were introduced and hit it off. Kim joked she had to fend off a few other girls who were vying for his attention, but by the end of the night they chatted effortlessly. They exchanged numbers, but didn't see each other until a few weeks later at a New Year's Eve party. Kim knew Cris was going to be there, so she spent a little more time getting ready...and consumed champagne like water to calm her nerves. When she arrived to…
  • Orange County Wedding : Jenna+Jim

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:51 pm
    It was late, they were hungry, and the guys needed a ride home after a concert they attended. Frustratedly, his brother asked who'd pick them up at such a god-forsaken hour, and Jim replied, I think Jenna might... When Jenna showed up, she drove them to Del Taco for late-night snacks, and laughed while the guys had a taco-eating contest in her back seat. It was in that moment when Jim's friends realized he found someone who not only loved him (and his questionable taste in music), but who'd do anything to help his friends and family. Together they've amassed a huge group of friends, all who…
  • Featured : Click Magazine

    25 Aug 2014 | 10:11 pm
    When I first came across Click Magazine, I was incredibly impressed with the design, layout, and fantastic features (as well as the amazing photography tips). It is a photo magazine with a focus on female photographers and really quite lovely. Much to my delight, I was asked to be featured as part of its Adore section and I couldn't be more honored. The editor at Click asked for me to share my favorite photo...oddly enough, I didn't want to share one I've captured, but a photo of my husband and myself. Here's why... "As a child, my mother read a story to me about a shoemaker whose children…
  • Loft on Pine : Wedding Inspiration

    24 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Sometimes in the craziness of wedding season, I want to take a step back and create for the sake of creating, away from the hum and pressure of a wedding itself. My friend Carly Rae hung out one afternoon and we proposed collaborating for a shoot, just something to have a lil bit of fun with. Carly and her creative team hosted a wonderful day at The Loft on Pine in Long Beach, CA and the best news is that Jen at Green Wedding Shoes is sharing the shoot later today as well! Sometimes creative wedding shoots are just what I need to put a pep in my step and energized to shoot wedding photos with…
  • How to Set Goals...and eat churros.

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    As a kid, if I said I was going to do something, there was no changing my mind. Once I begged my parents to take me to Disneyland, but when they said they couldn't afford it, I took to saving my own money. I ironed (yes, ironed) dollar bills I received from birthdays and babysitting jobs, and stuffed them into an empty Band Aid box (needless to say, I was a weird kid). Soon enough that box was brimming with cash and when my aunt heard of my dedication to earning my way there, she bought my family tickets for Christmas. Then I used all the cash to buy churros, an autograph book, and a set of…
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  • View 340: Day at the New York State Fair

    Scott Thomas Photography
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2014 edition of the New York State Fair is now underway.  Fairs are chock full of photo opportunities and this one is a gold mine.  Here are a few of my photo treasures from just one day there. This year a mechanical bull named Wild Willy was set up outside, appropriately enough, the Cattle Building.  People could pay $10 for a chance to win $200 IF they could stay on Wild Willy for 8 seconds.  While I watched, no one got past 6 seconds and most, like this cowboy, flew off in less than 4 seconds. A man about to be dumped off of Wild Willy, a mechanical bull, at The Great New York…
  • The Trouble with Props

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I am not referring to props as in objects used to compliment a photograph but props as in propellers on airplanes.  The Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York had a mix of jets and prop planes.  For that reason, I was using Shutter Priority mode.  When a new plane took to the air I had to remember to change my shutter speed for the type of plane.  Why would I need to do that? See below. When shooting propeller or prop airplanes, you need to slow down the shutter or the prop is frozen (left). When the shutter is slowed down, the prop shows motion (right) and looks…
  • View 339: Thunderbirds over Rochester

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The US Air Force Thunderbirds performing at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/1000s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV 0, 110mm focal length. The last time I photographed the United States Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team they were flying over Main Street USA at Walt Disney World.  Yesterday, the Tunderbirds performed at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York. Unlike the fly over at Disney, this show lasted over thirty minutes featuring multiple passes in groups of six, four,…
  • View 338: HDR Beach

    Scott Thomas Photography
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    When High Dynamic Range (HDR) images first came on the scene, many people thought they looked unreal though beautiful.  For years, HDR photographers and software companies worked to make the images look realistic with much success. When I went to the eastern shore of Lake Ontario last week, the scene was very flat looking.  Dark skies over dark water with a small color pallet in the blue end of the spectrum.  I processed a set of photos covering the light range from -2EV to +2EV into the HDR image you see below. HDR image of a cloudy sunset from Brennan Beach RV Park & Campground on…
  • View 337: Gift of the Game

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Onondagas, a member of the Iroquois Nation, call the game of Lacrosse the Creator’s Game.  Lacrosse is a very spiritual and healing game to the Haudenosaunee people.  The traditions of the game is passed from one generation to the next. I witnessed such an event at a recent Onondaga Redhawks game.  As hard fought as the games are, there is always respect for the game, the people who play it and to the members of the Nation from elders to the very young. Onondaga Redhawks Andy Jamerison (17) greets a young fan before playing the Newtown Golden Eagles in the Can-Am Senior…
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  • 10 fantastic sand photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sand Photography Sand is a naturally occurring granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. The composition of sand is highly variable, depending on the local rock sources and conditions, but the most common constituent of sand in inland continental settings and non-tropical coastal settings is silica (silicon dioxide, or SiO2), usually in the form of quartz. The second most common form of sand is calcium carbonate, for example aragonite, which has mostly been created, over the past half…
  • African woman portraits

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    African woman portraits The African continent is home to many different ethnic and racial groups, with wide-ranging phenotypical traits, both indigenous and foreign to the continent. Many of these populations have diverse origins, with differing cultural, linguistic and social traits and mores. Distinctions within Africa’s geography, such as the varying climates across the continent, have also served to nurture diverse lifestyles among its various populations. The continent’s inhabitants live amid deserts and jungles, as well as in modern…
  • Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Low Light Photography Snapsort’s Low Light Photography Infographic Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Free ipad and iphone parallax wallpapers

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We are glad to offer you parallax wallpapers for Iphone and Ipad. You can download wallpapers for Iphone 4S, Iphone 5, Iphone 5S, Iphone 5C, Ipad 2, Ipad 3, Ipad 4, Ipad air, Ipad mini, Ipad 2 mini ! To unlock the download you just have to promote the post in a social media. All the photography are taken by Jean-Michel Leclercq SAND Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free MINIMALIST WAVES Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free ROCKS Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free Author…
  • Free Lightroom presets bundle

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    www.deliciouspresets.com offers you a great bundle of lightroom presets In this bundle you’ll find BW Analog 400 Portra 400NC Pastel Tone From Delicious Control Collection: 3 Delicious Tone Control Presets 12 Delicious Vignettes & Frames Presets PORTRA400NC PASTELTONE ANALOG400 TONE0CLEAR TONE2INDIGO TONE3CHOCOLATE Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • These Are Portraits of Actual Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models

    G.E. Masana
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    From PRLOG: http://www.prlog.org/12365917-photographer-swears-under-oath-these-are-portraits-of-actual-everyday-couples-not-models.html Photographer Swears Under Oath These Are Portraits of Actual Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models Agrees to give away portrait sessions to engaged couples as long as they’re not professional models to prove he can make any couple look like models out of a magazine PRLog – By Nina Drake Thinking your engagement photos have to be everyday looking snapshots of the two of you jumping in the air or holding balloons? Forget that! These artistic…
  • Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer }

    G.E. Masana
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    My wedding photography featured on Classic Bride. ================================================= ================================================= The post Wedding Photography on Classic Bride Blog { New York Wedding Photographer } appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Crest Hollow Wedding: Check out this wedding’s back story

    G.E. Masana
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    When she called me, Violeta was upset. Her boss, out of kindness, referred her to a photo studio (I won’t name it but it was one of those big name studios), her boss knew a guy there “he’ll give you a good deal” type of thing, and because Violeta and Joe are like you and me (in other words we’re not Donald Trump) they said okay. But for the rest of this to make any sense you need to know this first: I had photographed their engagement session and they were going to speak to me about their wedding photography, naturally. But because their boss knew someone…
  • Did you see these monkeys taking pictures?

    G.E. Masana
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    I was reading a USA TODAY story where an Indonesian island filled with monkeys found a camera and took pictures of themselves. Who knew any monkey can take a decent candid? Somewhere along the path to finding the world’s best wedding photographer you’re going to say “I want my moments captured” and the photographers will say back to you “yes I take candids” And when you look at their photos you’ll see yes indeedy they seem to get candids but here’s the thing all you need to do to get a candid is: 1. aim a camera at a wedding and 2. press the…
  • True Wedding Photo Confessions

    G.E. Masana
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I do portraits for married couples and lots of times they want portraits because whoever they had as their wedding photographer messed up big time. And these couples tell me about it. It’s like hearing true wedding confessions. Things like: “There’s nothing special about our wedding pictures” “the pictures our photographer took were everything but professional. I’m so upset.” “Our wedding photos were a disaster.” Makes me sad. Probably makes you wonder: Why would they hire those sucky photographers in the first place? That’s exactly…
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  • August in Mount Rainier

    Mike Walker
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    They say figuring out what week of August the wildflowers will peak depends on the snowpack levels… I think any week in August will give you a great display of color from the incredible flora that carpets the fields and meadows. Whether it’s a view of Edith Creek or a look at the fog drifting through the mountainside, the photographic opportunities are endless here. The mountain itself is dramatically spectacular (when not hidden by the clouds!) and if you can tear yourself away from gazing at it, you find the beauty of the surrounding landscape is equally impressive.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Australian Amore in Lake Como

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

    Rochelle
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I recently was in Lake Como to photograph a wedding of sweet couple from Australia. Here is a photographic portrait of lovely Lake Como as I scouted for locations. Enjoy!
  • Puglia Wedding …. Adriatic Sea, Baci and Trulli

    Rochelle
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    Victoria and Andreas had an amazing destination wedding in Puglia. Victoria is from Sweden, Andreas from Norway. They live and work in Dubai. They love to travel so when it was time to choose a location for their wedding, Puglia was their favourite place. Their romantic wedding started in Polignano al Mare and ended up in a quaint Puglia town  surrounded by Trulli. Along the way, they stopped at strategic locations for their Puglia newlywed photographs. Below are a few highlights of this gorgeous couple’s Puglia wedding. Viva gli Sposi!!! Dress: Monique lhuillier Shoes: Jimmy Choo…
  • Roman Romance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Do you feel like everyone else is getting the shots you want?

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

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

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

    John Batdorff
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “Laverie”-35mm Ilford FP4 PlusA few months ago I had an “ah-ha” moment when I was writing the post on Analog Efex Pro. I realized how silly it was that I was showing people how to add imperfections back to their images when they could be doing just that with a roll of film and a cheap camera. It dawned on me that we’ve reached a point where the outcome outweighed the experience. This isn’t a bash on AEP because it’s a fun program that I’ve enjoyed using. Instead, for me it’s more about an awakening and recognizing that there’s something to be said for things…
  • Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges

    Staci Prince
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    John and I are back from our Belgium Workshop where we saw Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges. After 2.5 weeks abroad, jet lag has taken it’s sweet time wearing off, but we are finally sleeping past 4 a.m. and feeling less like zombies. Now that we’ve got the wherewithal to really reflect on the trip, review our images, and review those of our participants, we feel 100% comfortable in calling it a success. Here is a brief recap of our time there with our workshop group.We started off the workshop by exploring Brussels’ cathedrals, architecture, and parks. Here are a few of our…
 
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    Light Stalking

  • 31 Fascinating Photography Links for Quick Inspiration

    Toad Hollow Photography
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    As another exciting week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been seeking to find the best photography and articles to share here with everyone.  This week’s list features a great hand-curated selection of tutorials, special features and great photography, all from some of the best artists and writers working in the field today.  We truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Thomas Leuthard TUTORIALS How to Bounce On-Camera Flash for Better Portraits – this is by far one of the best articles I’ve ever read…
  • Nikon 50mm 1.8G Prime Lens: A Review of the Unlimited Photographic Opportunities it Offers

    Sheen Watkins
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been the lens of a point and shoot camera while for others, it may be have been the kit lens that came with your first camera. How clearly I remember the day when my first ‘surprise’ camera with a Nikon 55-300mm telephoto lens arrived. As someone whose primary subject was going be birds and wildlife, I seriously thought this was the only lens I’d ever need. My passion for birding stirred my interest in photography. Over time, the interest for birds has not…
  • How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job description. There are many professional photographers that do only headshots. They specialize in it only because it takes great amount of time to master it. However, there are few general guidelines which you can follow in order to improve your headshot and portrait photography. It does require some advanced knowledge of photography, photo gear and post-processing, but that shouldn’t be a problem if you are a dedicated photographer. Composition The…
  • 6 Practical Ways to Unlock the Real Power of Colors in Your Photography

    Jason D. Little
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    To suggest that color is of utmost importance to photographers would be a grand understatement. Discussions dealing with the fundamentals of photography typically address exposure, composition, lighting, etc., but the topic of color sometimes fails to make an appearance. This is unfortunate because, unless you are one who shoots exclusively in black and white, color can be equally as important to the success of an image as composition and exposure, and the stakes may be even higher depending on what genre you work within. Landscape and product photographers, for example, understand how vital…
  • 8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work certainly needs to be seen and studied by modern photographers, Cartier Bresson isn’t the only street photographer who has caught our eyes. If you look in the right places you’ll find our present day streets are filled with talented photographers practicing their craft as they make their own personal journeys down the road to greatness. Let’s take a moment and celebrate these eight street photographers who are making a name for…
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  • How to Self-Publish an eBook

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. Just a few months ago I just published my third self-published eBook, and I’m currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be “photographer”, but the “author” in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating educational content than I do holding a camera. Overall, I have eleven published books, all “how-to” and inspirational books about photography: Four print books and seven eBooks, published through Peachpit, Craft&Vision, and also…
  • Purely For Enjoyement

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Photography is a funny thing. We start doing it, fall in love with it, and never want to stop. I’ve been a photographer since high school, have traveled around the world with my camera, and I’m always plotting the next “big thing”. One of my other hobbies is pottery. I’m quite serious about it, and recently converted our one-car detached garage into a small ceramics studio, including my own kiln. I’ve been stocking up on some supplies, and just today had to go get a few things I was missing. While at Georgie’s (the local ceramics store) I started…
  • Tips on Photographing with an Infrared-Converted Camera

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time.  So I contacted the folks at LensRentals.com, one of the sponsors over on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II (they also have other types of IR-converted cameras available to rent as well). It was sent directly to my doorstep in a few days, ready to go! I have been considering converting one of my cameras to infrared, and in my opinion, renting one is the best way to see if an IR conversion is worth it (or any…
  • Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

    Nicole S. Young
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    This article was originally posted at Photofocus.com A few months back I had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of the photos to show some of the basics on how to process infrared images. Infrared images just don’t look so great directly out-of-camera, and there are some things you’ll want to…
  • The Joys of Landscape Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Hangout on Air: Thursday, July 31st at 5pm PST Click here to watch Join me, Brian Matiash, Rob Sylvan and Randy Van Duinen in just a few hours for an online video hangout all about landscape photography! We will share tips, insights, planning, and more throughout the event. Here’s the link to sign up and watch: https://plus.google.com/events/case91v8jo5t6n4d63isddtc6mo And don’t worry, the video will be recorded so you can go back and watch it at anytime! :) Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :)
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Winners of British Wildlife Photography awards announced!

    laurenscott
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Urban Wildlife winner: Lee Acaster’s ‘The Tourist’, greylag goose, London, England The British Wildlife Photography Awards, which are now in their fifth year, were established to recognise the talents of wildlife photographers working in Britain, while celebrating the great beauty and diversity of Britain’s natural history. The winning image has been announced, and was taken by Lee Acaster from Suffolk. His shot of a Graylag Goose is set against the backdrop of a stormy London cityscape, taken by the Thames. Talking about the image, Lee said, “I was set up for shooting a stormy…
  • Red Rolling by Graham Borthwick

    laurenscott
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    The star image on the Digital Photographer website is by Graham Borthwick, whose image Red Rolling has been chosen as the Picture Of The Week! This atmospheric image of the Red Arrows uses a fast shutter of 1/200o sec to freeze the movement of the planes. Graham’s showed skill to focus accurately on these speedy subjects, and the resulting shot is full of atmosphere. Remember that if you’d like to see one of your images named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do!
  • Hands-on with the Olympus PEN E-PL7

    amysquibb
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is aimed at style-conscious women The Olympus E-PL7 is the latest Micro Four Thirds camera from Olympus and it’s being squarely aimed at the female consumer. It’s not a release packed full of innovative new features, as Olympus has instead decided to concentrate on producing a camera for what it sees as an untapped area of the market: the female, fashion-conscious blogger. This new release feels very similar to the E-PL6, but with the added bonus of a flip-down and tiltable LCD touch screen for framing and capturing ‘selfies’. There are also two new…
  • Top 10 tips for architecture

    Matt Bennett
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    10 tips for architecture Tip 1 – White rooms Bright-white spaces will fool the camera into underexposing. You will usually need to overexpose these shots by around 2/3 of a stop, but make sure you check the histogram. Tip 2 – Colour casts Look for shifts in colour temperature when shooting from inside to outside. Shoot RAW and use a selective adjustment tool in the RAW file or a local Hue/ Saturation adjustment in Photoshop to balance the shot. Tip 3 - Room to room Look for opportunities to shoot from one room to another, this allows the viewer to link the spaces and visualise…
  • 5 tips for better Street Photography

    laurenscott
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    1. Ditch the zoom lens Using a fixed focal length of between 28mm and 50mm encourages more discipline as it forces you to be more active and thoughtful in your composition. Street photography is about experiencing life, up close and personal, and when starting off in the genre, you may be tempted to use your 70-200mm zoom lens to feel less “awkward” from shooting in the streets. This will allow you to shoot from further away, but won’t allow to immerse yourself in your surroundings. Opt for a wide-angle prime and get in closer to your subject. 2. Ask for permission Though there are…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

    Lauren Lim
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack?Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact.And we were freakin’ nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we…
  • New Tutorial: Black & White Processing with Lightroom® + A GIVEAWAY!

    Rob Lim
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Hey friends!Exciting news! We’ve just launched a brand new video tutorial that’s going to show you how to create stunning black and white photos with Lightroom®, in no time flat!You already know how big of a difference editing can make to the look of your images.But when it comes to editing black and whites, you need to take a different approach from when you edit in color. See, when you convert to your images to black and white, you change the dynamics of the shot.That brightly colored subject that so easily stood out before – all of a sudden it’s the same shade of grey…
  • Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

    Lauren Lim
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We’re still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here’s a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I’ll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens…We…
  • We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

    Lauren Lim
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in…
  • How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

    Lauren Lim
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 pm
    In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that’s more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack…
 
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Showcase: Street Photo Thailand Collective

    IPA
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    A satirical look at Thailand through the eyes of two year old Street Photo Thailand Collective. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Unposed Bangkok, by Street Photo ThailandBangkok Unposed & UnveiledIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 1: AKKARA…IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 8: GIORGIO…Photo Essay: Signs – ลางนิมิต, by Akkara…(Visited 838 times, 838 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Another Day in Paradise, by Shadman Shahid

    IPA
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:58 pm
    Another day in Paradise is a story on the complex relationship between the landscapes and the inhabitants of St. Martin Island.Related Posts:Photo Essay: A Journey Within, by Shadman ShahidPhoto Essay: Listening to the Dark, by Yehlin Lee 李岳凌Photo Essay: Paradise Lost: Pakistan Swat Valley, by Edwin…Photo Essay: Fragile, by Jes AznarPhoto Essay: Construction Nation, by Lim Meng Jin(Visited 354 times, 354 visits today)
  • Slideshows from IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Session | August 2014

    IPA
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:55 am
    Preview of Slideshows presented at IPA PLUG & PLAY Slideshow Session | 27th August 2014 at IPA Gallery, Singapore.Related Posts:Finding Vision & Voice: Updates from the IPA MentorshipPhoto Essay: Selamat Datang, by Scott ChungPhoto Essay: Turf Dreams, by Jeffrey LiamPhoto Essay: Hands Of Kalinga, by Nikka CorsinoPhoto Essay: The Carpark, by Shyue Woon(Visited 202 times, 202 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Listening to the Dark, by Yehlin Lee 李岳凌

    IPA
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Water dripping, plastic bag rustling, Karaoke songs mixed with Buddhism chant, a slight sigh echoing at the corner. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Another Day in Paradise, by Shadman ShahidPhoto Essay: The Seventh Month 鬼月, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Republic of Pulau Semakau, by Zinkie AwPhoto Essay: Our Coastline, by Lim WeixiangPhoto Essay: Fragile, by Jes Aznar(Visited 1,061 times, 251 visits today)
  • Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography

    Kevin WY Lee
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Truth is a brilliant invention, much like Photography. And Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary Photography attempts a dialogue.Related Posts:Maleonn: The Boy with the Magic BrushSpotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…The Life of Bicycles in China, by Wang WenlanSpotlight: North East Men, by Wang Fuchun, China‘I Love Beijing Tian’anmen’ Vernacular…(Visited 1,374 times, 585 visits today)
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  • New Mexico Road

    James Lee
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    I have posted other photos from New Mexico, as I have family there and find my way there more than anywhere else I travel. This was from a trip to the Land of Enchantment in March, and I went for a six mile run outside of Taos. As you can see, I pretty much had the road to myself. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you, and this day was no exception. My Nikon was back at the lodge, and my iPhone was with me. I’m glad I had it, as I really like this shot. New Mexico Road is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Cocoons

    James Lee
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    There was a recent Radiolab podcast called Black Box that talked about cocoons – worth a listen if you’re interested in learning some really cool stuff about this transformation. Very cool stuff. These cocoons live at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Cocoons is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Went for a run

    James Lee
    11 May 2014 | 4:42 am
    I typically keep running related blog posts on my running blog, but I do also take pictures while I’m running from time to time. Pull out the phone and snap away, essentially. This one shows a pretty significant milestone for me. That covered bridge at the end of the road, just about a tenth of a mile up, is the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. 26.1 miles down, 0.1 to go. I have a LOT more photos here if you’d like to see more from that day. So why am I sharing it here? Because this site used to be a much bigger focus in my life. As I’ve become a runner, any regular…
  • Where y’all from?

    James Lee
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You know how some tourist spots have a map and invite people to pin where they’re from? This one ran out of pins… so if you look closely, you’ll see pin-holes in the map where people took someone else’s pin and moved it to their home tow. So how about it? Where are YOU from?     Where y’all from? is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • The Face of a Queen

    James Lee
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:52 am
    This sculpture is made from yellow Jasper, some time during the 18th dynasty (Egypt), during the reign of Akhenaten (1353 to 1336 B.C.). It’s on display at the Met in New York, part of a very nice Egyptian collection. Worth the trip. The Face of a Queen is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, September 1, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #100HUDSON RIVER #100: Certainly one of the issues of being "out" in the Hudson Valley winter was just being able to get around. I don't mean…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, August 29, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #27SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #27 -…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, August 28, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, August 28, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #84SILK ROAD #84: Because I saw this image of "3 Trees" as very much like a Chinese brush painting, I wanted to carry that "feeling" through to the finished piece, so even the frame became part of the design.
 
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    Obvious State Studio

  • Café St. Régis

    Evan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Excerpt from The Paris Journal. …Outside of Café Saint-Régis, which faces the bridge from the Saint-Louis side, the staff prepares for the morning customers. It’s chillier here. The sun won’t reach the interior of the island for hours. The only warmth emanates from inside the café, carrying good smells with it. A waitress, clearly in charge, directs […]
  • On Books

    Nichole
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    I remember the day Evan and I packed up our books. We were recently married, moving to the New York City suburbs, and in the middle of a purge-induced adrenaline rush. We parted ways with dollar store kitchen utensils, tossed all 90s fashion, and left our yellowed white couch on the sidewalk for bulk trash. […]
  • Blog Archives

    Nichole
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    As of September 1, we’re dedicating this space to micro fiction, short stories and book excerpts. All of the old blog posts including The Paris Color Project and Paris photos are archived here. Thanks for coming along for the ride so far. We have many new stories and books planned for 2014 and 2015 and […]
  • The Paris Journal Stockists

    Nichole
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Many of you wrote to ask about picking up print copies of The Paris Journal locally, and we just shipped the first round to our stockists. We’re honored that the following fine bookstores and retailers have added The Paris Journal to their shops. Check our stockists page for a full list of retailers who carry […]
  • Paris in July

    Nichole
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    It’s July, and we’re going to Paris. By we, I mean a group of fellow writers. And you, of course if you want to come along for the ride. Paris in July – a month long celebration of Paris – is in its fifth year, and the co-hosts Karen, Tamara, Vicki, Bellezza and Adria have […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 200 :: Creative Process

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We'll we made it to 200! Still blows me away that I've made 200 of the Sunday videos. There are actually way more than that when you consider the vlog episodes, Masterclass Live, etc. Thank YOU for watching! Now on to our episode for today. This is the first part in a full series on seeing a conceptual body of work from start to finish. I'm really excited about this. In our video today, we start at the beginning. This is the reseach and conceptual phase and I'm going to share how I go about this with you. We will check in on this project periodically to see how it goes. This project will…
  • Episode 199 :: Dorothea Lange

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    American Masters -- Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” premiering Friday, August 29, 2014 9-11 p.m. on PBS http://www.grabahunkoflightning.com/ http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/199-dorothea-lange http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/dorothea-lange/ Dorothea Lange is perhaps one of the most important historical figures in American Photography. She started as a portrait photographer in San Francisco. This early work shaped her as an artist, but she quickly got tired of it. In about 1929, at the crash of the stock market, Lange became involved with…
  • Episode 198 :: Winogrand Show and Thoughts on Art

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/winogrand-art http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes After seeing a wonderful exhibition last week at the Portland Art Museum on Garry Winogrand and Jonathan Brand, I admit I'm inspired to introduce a functional element of art into this show. I'll be working through a project in the coming weeks from start to finish and I'll be documenting that process here. Some thoughts on all of that wrapped up here today. Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video…
  • Episode 197 :: Wynn Bullock

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/197-wynn-bullock http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes/tedforbes/wynn-bullock/ In this video we're going to take a look at the work of Wynn Bullock. I believe Wynn created some of the most important and "ahead of its time" color abstract work in the history of photography. He is an extremely underrated photographer that deserves a higher place in photo literature. Born in 1902, Wynn came to photography after a career as a musician. He found ways of taking his influences and expanding on their aesthetics. In the early 1960's this…
  • Episode 196 :: Developing Color Film

    2 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Intro | 00:00 Supplies Used and Explained | 02:37 Mixing the Chemicals | 07:48 Processing | 11:57 Final Images | 14:36 In this video I'll show you exactly how to process and develop color film. I'll be using the Tetenol C41 kit that I talked about in the last video. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/196-c41 http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video tutorials, including many about photography. For seven days of free unlimited in-depth courses, visit…
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  • beach art

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you've already taken a look at the original you'll know that I took a few liberties with this one, mostly in terms of blurring the clouds, but also in terms of tidying up the foreground and horizon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.09pm on 21/7/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #6

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Another portrait of Tabby, chilling out with one of her workbooks we brought over for the summer. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.57pm on 9/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/250 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #5

    djn1@chromasia.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Our trip to Bulgaria certainly seems to be agreeing with Tabby :) capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.00am on 7/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 35mm f/1.4 XF R f/2.0 1/280 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient DeveloperPhotoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #4

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's difficult to describe the experience of being and living in Bulgaria, but this shot captures some of its flavour: taken during a recent trip to a local waterfall for a barbecue. Libby's in the foreground, and our good friends Andy, Petsi and their young son Mario are in the background (along with Finley, our eight year old). capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.16pm on 7/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014…
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #3

    djn1@chromasia.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    As a counterpoint to yesterday's portrait of Finn - which didn't really show him off at his best - here's one I took about a minute earlier. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.59am on 4/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/5.6 1/80 aperture priority -0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC (2014) none minor + canvas extension
 
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  • Samsung NX1 Price 1499 Euro?

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Today Samsung NX1 Specification leaked again with price details, the specification has nothing new in it and same as we have published few days ago (see here)… Samsung NX1 Rumored Specification 1) 1499 Euro for the body only 2) 28 megapixel APS-C sensor (said to be the best on market yet) 3) Phase detection af pixels on sensor 4) 154 Continue reading Samsung NX1 Price 1499 Euro?Related Posts:Samsung NX1 Teaser Images Surfaced – Coming on…Samsung NXF1 Price and other detailsSamsung NX1 Specification LeakedSamsung NF1 Specification [Rumor]Samsung NX1 to be announced soon
  • Now you Can Record XVAC S Video From RX10

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    With the latest firmware upgrade Sony RX10 allows you to record videos in XAVC S codec with at a bit rate of 50Mbps, so finally you have to get a SDXC card to record super high quality videos from Sony RX10. Download for Mac and Windows Sony RX10 at Amazon || B&H || Related Posts:Sony RX10 Sample Images and VideosSony RX10 vs Sony RX100 M2 – High ISO TESTSony APS-C Compact Camera [RX10] Coming SoonSony RX10 at DXOMark LabSony RX10 Leaked Images
  • The real reason why Fuji X30 sales are down

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    it’s not Rocket science – Reason is very simple – People will not buy the overpriced product with old sensor and image processor. Before the announcement when I heard that Fuji X30 is coming with the same sensor and image processor, my first reaction was “No Way… at least Fuji will not do this (read the Continue reading The real reason why Fuji X30 sales are downRelated Posts:Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Rumor Update – January 2014Fuji X-T1 vs Fuji X-E2 vs Fuji X-Pro 1 – Quick…Fuji X30 Coming Soon With BIG 1 inch+ sensorFujifilm F850EXRFuji X20 and X200…
  • A Bit More About Sony QX1 and QX30 Lens

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    The QX30 lens spotted at the Korea Radio Research Laboratory, the QX1 and QX30 is rumored to announce on the same day – Sep, 3 2014. Finally it’s look like Sony international websites are also preparing for QX1 launch on Sep 3, as you can see from the snapshot above, A page of Sony international (sonymobile.com) Continue reading A Bit More About Sony QX1 and QX30 LensRelated Posts:Sony QX30 Coming on September 3rd, 2014Sony QX30 and Sony A5100 Coming SoonSony New Camera Coming on Aug 19 and Sept 3, 2014Sony QX1 RumorSony RX100M3 Price 849 Euro
  • Sony QX1 Rumor

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:02 am
    Sony upcoming Lens module QX1 is rumored to carry APS-C sensor inside it and its size is similar to current Sony QX100 lens module, the price is expected to remain same as of QX100 (see at Amazon | B&H). Although we are still bit confused since the QX-1 features (it’s compact or interchangeable lens module system Continue reading Sony QX1 RumorRelated Posts:Sony Upcoming Products List and Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 E-mount…Sony New Camera Coming on Aug 19 and Sept 3, 2014Sony KW1 Images and Specification LeakedNew Universal Mount Camera Coming – Uses Canon and…A Bit…
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  • Enter the Monster Children Photo Contest

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Enter the Monster Children Photo Competition for your chance to win your share of $25k the biggest prize pool of any photography competition in the world as well as your work being featured in the upcoming edition of the 2014 Monster Children Photo Annual just by clicking a button! In it’s fourth year, the Annual […]
  • Eyes on Asia Awards 2014

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    The Eyes on Asia Awards 2014 is designed to provide a platform to recognize great travel photographers, both amateur and professional. The contest only accepts travel photographs taken in Asia Pacific countries and Australia, with a positive, uplifting travel theme. However, the contestants can live anywhere in the world. The awards want to give all […]
  • Colours of Life 2014

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    BSPA International Photography Competition & Exhibition, 2014 “Colours of Life” organized by — BANGLADESH SOCIETY OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ART (BSPA) (Established 2007) FIAP Patronage 2014/329 PSA Recognition 2014/241 UPI License 2014/L140063 SECTIONS A. Colours of Life (colour only) B. Photo Travel (colour or monochrome) C. Open General (colour or monochrome) JUDGES Dr.Rashid Un Nabi (BANGLADESH), EFIAP, […]
  • APAN Photo Contest 2014 – Ending Soon

    naresh
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    The APAN Photo Contest 2014 is ending very soon and the best part is its open to all and free to enter, the winner will get prizes starting from $500 and more… so hurry up and participate in the contest right now! In the APAN Photo Contest 2014, we want you to focus your attention […]
  • Take Part in the Gomma Photography Grant

    naresh
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 pm
    The Gomma Photography Grant is a new grant for photographers for an ongoing project. No fees to apply. Open to everyone. Any medium, black & white or color, analogue or digital. What we are looking for is consistency, personality and courage. You must submit between 20 and 50 images from the same body of work. […]
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  • RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

    Scott
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    Two friends and I recently attended a gaming tournament that centered around the game StarCraft II. We were only able to attend that Saturday and Sunday, driving all the way from Illinois. StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game that is popular in the professional gaming scene. This is the first gaming tournament I’ve been to and I feel it was worth the trip to try something new and just … Continue reading →
  • Anime Central 2014 Photos (ACEN)

    Scott
    22 May 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I was able to attend Anime Central on the 16th and 17th. Most of my time spent was with private photo sessions, but I did take some hallway cosplay photos when I had free time. General Gallery Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Photo Session Favorites Gallery Facebook General Gallery Facebook Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Facebook Photo Session Favorites Gallery Gallery Site General Gallery Site Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Site Photo Session … Continue reading →
  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

    Scott
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Though I’ve used Photoshop in some fashion since the early 2000s, I’m always learning or re-learning things about it. To improve the speed of editing, there are a few things that make a big difference. I’ve been trying to incorporate the keyboard more into the editing process because it does speed up editing a lot. - Holding the space bar down will allow you to drag around the photo while … Continue reading →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

    Scott
    16 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    I was around Anime Milwaukee on Saturday the 15th for a few hours. I didn’t have plans to attend, but on a whim, I was able to attend with a few friends that had planned on going. Check out the photos below. Main gallery page Facebook gallery (Tagging is possible after you “like” the page) As for equipment, I used the D600 and 50mm f1.8 lens exclusively. I had brought … Continue reading →
  • My entire Convention Photography book on this site!

    Scott
    20 Nov 2013 | 9:54 am
    I decided to put another one of my books on this website. I wrote this back in 2010 – 2011. I’ve evolved as a (convention/cosplay) photographer a lot since then, but it is still worth a read. Convention Photography (Click here to read the book.) Description: Learn all about the exciting subculture that is convention photography! Straight from the experiences of a long time convention attendee, Scott J. Waldron has … Continue reading →
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Salon de la photo 2014 – Invitation gratuite

    Guillaume Manceron
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Les vacances sont maintenant presque terminés pour bon nombre d’entre nous et il est temps d’attaquer la fin d’année avec le sourire, dans la joie et la bonne humeur pour cela on vous offre vos invitation gratuite Du coup, pour vous mettre tout de suite de bonne humeur, le Salon de la Photo de Paris 2014 et Photopassion s’associe une nouvelle fois pour vous offrir vos invitations gratuites ! Vous n’aurez aucune excuse de ne pas vous rendre à cet évènement incontournable de la photo en France. Pour obtenir vos invitations gratuites, rien de plus simple :…
  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Quand on me parle du Tour de France, cela m’évoque de nombreux souvenirs, notamment de la caravane J’ai eu l’occasion de les voir plusieurs fois passer, que ce soit en Dordogne, en Pyrénées Atlantique, et plus récemment, il y a 4 ans, prêt de Palaiseau. Cette année, quand le tracé du tour a été annoncé, nous avons tous été très surpris de voir une épreuve en Dordogne entre Bergerac et Périgueux. Et la surprise a été encore plus grande quand on a découvert que le seul contre la montre du tour passait devant la maison de famille, dans la fameuse côte de…
  • 11 conseils pour revendre son matériel d’occasion

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

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

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

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    Arnie Lee
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Florida Summer Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Sunflowers at sunset. Rod and Michaela tie the knot on one of Sanibel’s most beautiful destinations. The newly renovated Island Inn beachfront resort rest on 10 acres and has that old Florida charm. The ceremony setting was decorated with bright yellow sunflowers and purple signs and ribbon. The aisle was lined with hand-painted signs (by the groom) with sweet messages and quotes that made everyone smile. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald     “I married my best friend on July 19 at sunset on the…
  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
  • Vanessa and Nathan – Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Had a great time shooting Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding on Sanibel Island. The bride was getting ready at the Mathews beachfront cottage, it’s one of my favorites at the Island Inn with lots of natural light and gorgeous beach views. The groom and groomsmen were at the Sandpiper cottage, another amazing cottage with great views. The bouquet was fresh cut white Hydrangea’s, so sweet and simple,and looked great with her dress.   The guests received fans to keep themselves cool during the beach ceremony.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding…
  • A Sweet Sanibel Wedding

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This wedding took place at the Island Inn Sanibel, Florida. The bride and her family have been visiting the Inn since she was a young girl, it was more than perfect for her wedding. They brought tears to my eyes as I photographed their first dance together at sunset. It WAS beautiful.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding Coordinator: Glory Williams with A Perfect Beginning Photography: Scott Kelsey Photography The post A Sweet Sanibel Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    6 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Jon + Kristine | Naples Beach Wedding We had the pleasure of shooting Jon and Kristine’s Naples Destination Beach Wedding. We started the shoot off at the Naples Beach Hotel on the lawn and worked our way around the grounds to the beach where the couple said their vows. After the ceremony we walked up and down the beach shooting as many different shots as we could. Congratulations you two and we look forward to shooting more family photos for you all. Location: Naples Beach Hotel Wedding Officiant - Beach Promises, LLC  Scott Kelsey Photography | 239-834-9744 The post Naples Beach…
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • Do you need photographs for your business? Then you need to know this

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Your company needs a photograph of your town for a brochure you’re going to use to promote your business. You contact a photographer who supplies you with the perfect photo. When you get the brochure printed up, the photograph looks so good you decide to put it on your website. A week later you receive a bill from the photographer for several hundred, or thousand, dollars for the right to use it on the website. But wait, you paid the photographer to use the photo; you should be able to use it any way you want, right? Wrong. It all depends on what rights you purchased. It can be an…
  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for August. After several days of rain, mushrooms popped up everywhere at the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area near Flagstaff. These tiny mushrooms were growing out of a fallen log. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • What To Charge For Your Prints

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    An opportunity has presented itself, and you are asked to sell your prints in a gallery or a business. But what should you charge? Set your prices too low, and you’ll go broke. Too high, and no one will buy. What is a realistic balance? The answer to that question is as much magic as science. The problem is that there isn’t a hard and fast rule to determine pricing. Instead, it’s what the market will bear. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to setting a print’s price: What does it cost to make a print? Download my Cost Estimator spreadsheet to see what it…
  • New Lightning Photos

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I finally had the chance to use my Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. No more holding the shutter open for 30 seconds hoping to get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It was great. Here are two photographs taken at the Little Painted Desert about 15 miles from Winslow, AZ. Have Fun, Jeff 1/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm   3/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm
  • How To Sell Products From Your Website

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Selling products from your website is a great way to add another revenue stream to your business. You can sell physical products and downloads with ease. On my site I sell ebooks, greeting cards, stock photos and prints with ease. But to do this, you do need to take credit card payments and have a shopping cart. There are two ways to accept credit card payments: Have your own merchant account Use another business’ merchant account To create your own merchant account, you need to set up a business checking account at your bank. Then set up a merchant account with them. When approved, you…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Starry Skies Adventure Workshop

    Michael Frye
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon rising at dawn, Mono Lake, Saturday morningWe had a wonderful time during our Starry Skies Adventure workshop last week. We managed to dodge the fires and had four clear, smoke-free nights. It was a really nice group, and photographing under a sky full of stars is always such a great experience. One of the highlights of the workshop was viewing and photographing a dawn alignment of Venus, Jupiter, and the Moon over Mono Lake last Saturday. It’s hard to convey how gorgeous this was in a photograph, but you’ll find my best attempt above. We also…
  • Stars Over Three Brothers

    Michael Frye
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Stars and clouds over Three Brothers, Tuesday evening; 20 seconds, f/2.8, 6400 ISOTuesday evening Claudia and I drove to Yosemite Valley. The moon was due to rise about 90 minutes after sunset, so I hoped to photograph the northern end of the Milky Way over Three Brothers, with the rising moon adding a bit of light to the peaks. We got to the Valley well before sunset, but there were some interesting clouds, so we decided to head to Tunnel View, where we found the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. I photographed some interesting patterns…
  • Getting Down to the Essentials

    Michael Frye
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Wildflower island and cascade, eastern Sierra; 100mm, 1/2 sec. at f/16, 100 ISOIt’s been an interesting summer in the Sierra. Last winter was one of the driest on record, but over the last month or so we’ve seen a steady flow of monsoonal moisture flowing up from the southeast, leading to frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the higher elevations. We even heard about an epic deluge two or three weeks ago that flooded the parking lot and some of the tent cabins at the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. That extra moisture has kept the streams flowing and flowers blooming in the…
  • Smoky Beauty

    Michael Frye
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Sun rising through smoke from Tunnel View, 7/28/14, Yosemite NP, CA, USAEarly Monday morning I drove up to Yosemite Valley, hoping that smoke from the El Portal and Dark Hole fires might create some interesting atmospheric effects. Yes, I went looking for smoke, something that photographers usually avoid. But smoke can impart a wonderful, ethereal quality to photographs – like fog, but with more color. At Tunnel View the smoke was thick enough to give the scene a misty, painterly look, but not so thick that you couldn’t see anything. Eventually the orange ball of the sun appeared…
  • A Surreal Night

    Michael Frye
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    El Portal Fire from the Glacier Point Road; 1:51 a.m., 7/27/14We had no inkling that anything was wrong until we reached Crane Flat, where a ranger told us the road down to Yosemite Valley was closed. Claudia had said that the wildflowers were nice in the Yosemite high country, so we decided to go for a hike up there yesterday afternoon. We drove through El Portal sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. and continued up the Big Oak Flat Road to Crane Flat. Everything seemed normal. Near Yosemite Creek we passed the Dark Hole Fire. This is a lightning-caused fire that the park service is letting…
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    Photography Bay

  • Sony Releasing a 4K E-Mount Camera at Photokina?

    Eric Reagan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    New rumors suggest that Sony will launch a new E-mount camera at Photokina with 4K video capability. The camera is rumored to be aimed squarely at the Canon C100 and C300 market. If those rumors are true, such a camera sounds like it is destined to replace the Sony FS100 and the FS700 cameras, which were among the first affordable cinema cameras. There is no word on specs for the camera yet; however, the design is rumored to be more in line with what Canon has done with its Cinema series rather than the boxy form factor of the FS100 and FS700. Additionally, it would be a near certainty that…
  • The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual – New Book

    Eric Reagan
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Fujifilm X-E2: Beyond the Manual is a new ebook from photographer Rico Pfirstlinger. “The Fujifim X-E2: Beyond the Manual provides experience-based information and insights for owners of the Fujifilm X-E2 mirrorless system camera. Fuji X-Pert series author Rico Pfirstinger teaches little-known capabilities of the X-E2 that he’s discovered through several months of in-depth research. This book focuses on insights that you won’t find in the manual, skipping tedious explanations of basic camera functions and operations. Instead, Rico cuts to the chase and provides readers with a…
  • Samyang Teases New Lens

    Eric Reagan
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Samyang has posted another teaser on its Facebook page shortly after it launched the new 50mm T1.5 lens last week. The tag line on the cryptic image reads “Prepare for more…” Photo Rumors has received a tip that the new lens will be a wide angle photo lens that should be released in the coming days in the lead up to Photokina 2014. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Samyang Offers More Teasing for 3 New Lenses Canon Teases “Something BIG” Samyang Teases “Second Step” of New…
  • Samsung NX1 Flagship Camera Coming Soon

    Eric Reagan
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Samsung appears set to unveil its flagship NX1 model prior to Photokina this month. The Samsung NX1 will sit atop the NX line of APS-C mirrorless cameras ahead of the NX3000, NX300 and NX30 models. If rumors hold true, it will feature a higher resolution 28MP sensor, as opposed to the 20.3MP sensor found in the aforementioned models. Samsung NX1 Rumored Specs 28 MP APS-C CMOS ISOCELL sensor DRIMe Image Signal Processor 154 cross-type sensors Advanced Hybrid Autofocus System / 2nd generation of Phase Detection Auto Focus System ISO 100-51200 UHD 4K 3840×2160 at 30p/24p Full HD up to 60p 3″…
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS Lens for $619 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    ebay (via deals-all-year) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens for $619.99 (reg. $1149.99) in limited quantity with free shipping. Check it out while it lasts here on ebay. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $639 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $698 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $659.99 – Deal Alert
 
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  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade.

    Paul Melcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for at least the next 10 years. Like the movement of the continents, it... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The Grand Stand and Heavenly Night

    Moose
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Hi everyone! We’re now in Vegas for Photoshop World after spending a little family time in Death Valley. While it was 115 degrees during the day, the nights which is why we were there were a pleasant 80 degrees. Along with Sharon, Brent and Jake, we were spending time with my best friend Russell Brown again chasing stars. As you can see, we found them. This is a simple click, Df, 16Fish, IS03200, 8sec f2.8. Why the Df? I still think it’s the best high ISO machine out there. If you see me this week at Photoshop World, please come up and say hi!
  • Seconds Can Be a Lifetime

    Moose
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    No matter your genre of photography, no matter the subject, the background is everything in a photograph. Whether it is tack sharp or totally out of focus, overexposed, perfectly exposed or totally underexposed, it is what sets the stage for your subject and finishes its story. I’m often asked how do you know the right background for your subject so that when you see it or select it, it’s the right one? This is not even an easy question to answer! That’s because just like every element in the creation of the photo from f/stop to lens, it’s a personal choice based on…
  • Dimmitt – Connecting the Dots!

    Moose
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    I just LOVE this story Bob Dimmitt just sent me. This is real world and how as a photographer (and great MLP) you pay the bills and grow clients. Great job Bob … now in his words … Anyway, From “Click to Click to Cover”might be the apt description of my second cover. Just prior to Click I had taken a photograph at Hobby airport as I was leaving from a management meeting-three tower cranes (fixed cranes in the air, used more in Europe and just gaining acceptance in the US) building Southwest’s new terminal next to the runways. I would have expected conventional cranes…
  • D810 Filmmaker Kit – Great Deal!

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Seriously great deal on a great system!
  • BTS – Howard 500 Flyover

    Moose
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pietsch Pass is a special location for aviation photography I’ve been very fortunate to shoot from a time or two. In July, we conducted out first “real” shoot after some practicing. We had no way of knowing that a month later, we’d be putting it into action. The gorgeous Howard 500 made a stop at KMOT. Being good friends with Warren, when he told them of our special shooting location and said some nice things about me (really nice things), we made the mad dash to do the shoot. Sharon & I got in the truck and hauled ass (1hr drive) to Pietsch Pass, ran up the hill…
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world in storm. And to those who say “enough already”, I respond: if you don’t want to see it, ignore it. Here’s what this is about: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. … Continue reading → The post Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf647 – A Pan And A Stick Of Butter

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Today’s episode continues the amazing journey – YOUR amazing journey – to become a better photographer. Chris also got an ice bucket dumped over his head.. for a very good cause. And yes, there’s video of it. Show Links: Chris … Continue reading → The post tfttf647 – A Pan And A Stick Of Butter appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German]

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    This one’s for the German listeners (or for those who live nearby and want to improve on their German). September ist Fotomonat mit drei spannenden Workshops: 6.-7.9.2014 – 24mm – Der Weitwinkelworkshop. Wir erforschen die Auswirkung von Brennweite auf Bildwinkel … Continue reading → The post Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German] appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Chris wants you to become a better photographer – come with him on a journey to explore photography and learn! The technical side is important, but the non-technical side is even more important – that’s where many photographers today want … Continue reading → The post tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here comes the long awaited Q&A show! Allistair asks about filters, Gavin wonders about the focus on his lens, Joanne shot the picture of her lifetime and needs marketing advice, Satchin has a question about depth of field in full-frame … Continue reading → The post tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Nikon D810 & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Automotive Photography via Kelby One & Tim Wallace

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
      Nikon D810, f/16 with SIGMA 50 mm Art Series, 1/200, ISO 100 Click here to learn more about my KelbyOne Discount so you can watch this video if you aren’t already a member! I had a chance to watch my friend Tim Wallace do his magic the other day on KelbyOne and it got me inspired to take my own shots. If you are a car photography fan I highly recommend you take advantage of my KelbyOne discount and check out these videos to learn more about how to create cool shots like these on your own! It’s fun and surprisingly easy. The only gear required is a DSLR with a good lens and a studio…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D810 with Zeiss Otus 55mm & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Lenses (Includes Comparisons)

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:46 am
    UNEDITED D810, f/1.8 with SIGMA 50 mm Art Series1/2500, ISO 100, No Flash, Cloudy White Balance, Silver ReflectorClick for Original in-camera JPEGCopyright ® Ron Martinsen - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED The Nikon D800 was a camera that I had a love / hate relationship with because it had so much potential, but it ultimately let me down on several issues which I discussed in my review. Rather than putting the same old Nikon lenses you typically see on cameras, I thought this was a case where it would be great to go all out and get some of the sharpest lenses on the market. My previous testing had me…
  • Nikon D810 with SIGMA 50mm Art & Zeiss Otus 55mm Review Published

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    This page has moved, please visit: REVIEW: Nikon D810 with Zeiss Otus 55mm & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Lenses (Includes Comparisons)
  • 15% Off All onOne Software Store Products until August 31, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Thanks for attending my onOne Software webinar today! Click here and enter the coupon code ronmart15 to save 15% off all products in the store including presets and eBooks, so load up your cart! Here’s an example of how to use the code: Conclusion The video for the webinar will be here soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, download a free trial to play around with the software or purchase using the links above today! Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 (B&W Products Comparison) onOne Perfect Resize 7.5 Ron’s…
  • COMPARISON: Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens gives users a sharp lens optimized for digital and image stabilization, so that might be enough for some to upgrade. I’d certainly do that if I had a 17-40mm f/4L, but would this new 16-35mm make me want to sell my 16-35mm f/2.8? I’ve owned the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for quite some time and I’ve always loved it. Not only was I pleased with the wide angle reach, I was always impressed with the in-camera color/contrast I got from this lens over any of my other lenses.
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  • Art at the beach

    Pamela Viola
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It's always fun to stumble upon my artwork.Beautiful seaside renovation by LeBlac Designwith by artwork in the master bedroom.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Garden Overlook

    Pamela Viola
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:16 am
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  • The White Hare

    Pamela Viola
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
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  • Aura

    Pamela Viola
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
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  • Guardian

    Pamela Viola
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
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    Kerry Garrison

  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
  • eHow: Better Exposures Using Your Flash’s Guide Number

    Kerry Garrison
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have ever shopped for a flash or read a review, you may have noticed a specification called the guide number (or GN, for short). The GN is a measurement of the flash’s power, which allows you to compare flash models. Even so, it’s hard to see how this number is useful to you. So today, let’s […]
  • eHow: Take Better Pictures by Mastering The Rule of Thirds

    Kerry Garrison
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I have started contributing photography articles to eHow.com. This is the first of what I hope will be many more articles to come. There are several important rules of composition, but the first one you should master is the rule of thirds. With this one simple skill you will go from taking snapshots …Read More […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Skymetric: Colorful Minimalist Compositions Juxtapose Architecture and Sky

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    What happens when you give a graphic designer a camera? Well, in the case of Lino Russo and his latest project Skymetric, you get a eye-catching series of images that explore the relationship between nature and architecture in the most colorful way imaginable. The series’ title, Skymetric, is an amalgam of the words ‘sky’ and ‘metric’ – the latter of which is derived from the word geometric — and it consists entirely of unique compositions featuring buildings of almost strictly primary colors, framed in such a manner that the photographs could easily be mistaken for a…
  • Canon Permanently Drops Price On Most ‘L’ Glass, Offers Up to $1,000 Off

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    It looks like Canon is looking to move some inventory — or at the very least score some brownie points with its users — because over the weekend, Canon announced a new permanent price drop on a vast selection of lenses, with discounts ranging from 5% to 33% off. Canon Rumors was the first to get word of this potential price drop a few weeks ago and, as reported, it went live today with both B&H and Adorama already hopping onto the new pricing scheme. While most of the discounts are fairly modest, there are a select few that are definitely notable. The Canon EF 24–70mm f/4 L…
  • Hand-Held ‘Bikerlapse’ Shows The Awesome Creative Potential of Instagram’s Hyperlapse App

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nathan Kaso — the professional time-lapse photographer behind this gorgeous Tasmanian car commercial — usually uses thousands of dollars worth of gear, but when Instagram debuted Hyperlapse, he had to give it a shot. Thus was born ‘Bikerlapse,’ one of the first of many future hyperlapses that show just how much potential there is in this simple-yet-powerful little application. To be completely honest, we’ve seen professional hyperlapses that don’t live up to this standard. And while, yes, it was a professional who shot this and it’s not the gear that…
  • Cheap Camera Challenge: Harold de Puymorin Makes the Most of a 3.1MP Vivitar P&S

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a cheap camera with a professional photographer, this episode puts a modest Vivitar camera into the hands of commercial and fine art photographer Harold de Puymorin. First, the camera. The 3.1-megapixel Vivitar point-and-shoot features a modest LCD screen and decent, but not wonderful, resolution. However, the SD slot on this particular camera — presumably sent in to Kai by a viewer — was broken, and so de Puymorin had only 14 images…
  • Alienation: Strange Upside-Down Closeups Transform the Human Face Into Something Else

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    The more you look at South-Africa based photographer Anelia Loubser‘s Alienation series, the more captivated you become. A simple idea on the surface — close-up, upside-down black-and-white portraits of people’s eyes and foreheads — the final images encourage you to dive deeper into each wrinkle and other so-called “imperfection” than almost any standard portrait might. According to Loubser’s description of the series on Behance, Alienation was inspired by a profound Wayne Dyer quote: If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks. Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Eye of the Beholder

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Abstract photograph made in Bristol, England features soft streaks of blurred purple, teal and gold hues over a circular form with subtle texture. Available as fine art prints on any material including mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Landscape Photograph: Dawn at Canyonlands

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    The rising sun illuminates the crests of sandstone canyons and spires in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Fine art prints available. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Nature Photograph: Indian Paintbrush

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Scenic nature photograph of wildflowers in a high mountain meadow in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • Abstract art reception at Belmont Hotel

    Nat Coalson
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    In November 2013 we held a private viewing of my abstract art at the historic Belmont Hotel in Leicester, England. I’ve [finally] posted the photos of the event. Click the image or click here to see the gallery.
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
  • Living on the Wreck of the Zenobia: A Mediterranean Moray

    BNS
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena)by B. N. SullivanThis is a Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena).   We discovered this individual while diving on the Zenobia, a large shipwreck in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. The eel was living in an algae-encrusted drain near what had been one of the big ship's lifeboat stations.The Mediterranean Moray is known to be territorial (like many other species in its family, Muraenidae).  Thus, we were not surprised when the local dive guide who was escorting us told us that this particular Moray had been residing there for quite awhile, and usually could be…
  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    BNS
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Facebook Advertising for Photographers – Setting Up Your Campaign

    Georgia McCabe
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Check out this video from Georgia McCabe about using Facebook Advertising to help grow your photography business! Direct Link to Video   Video Transcript Hi everyone this is Georgia McCabe and today’s blog post is about Facebook advertising for photographers, and this is Part Two of the Facebook Advertising blog series. And I’m going to cover up how to setup your campaign, how to do a little bit of research, and a little technique, what we call split advertise testing.   So, the first thing I want to describe is that this is some basic fundamentals. With Facebook…
  • Photography Training Tuesday – Photography Lighting Techniques, hhschools Updates

    Forum Admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Today’s Training Tuesday blog includes the following information: hhschools Updates Using Light Meters   Open hhschools today and update to the most recent version to take advantage of all the improvements and new features for the fall’s school picture season. Service Items for the Admin CDs Just in time to take care of your schools’ administrative software needs. You’ll find the selection of the export to be much cleaner with the most common exports listed together and the rest of them tucked neatly away under the Show All option. Currently there are 207 to choose from.
  • How Can I Grow My School and Sports Photography Business?

    Forum Admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
      I get this question frequently from studio owners that are looking for new revenue streams. Actually, the answer is very simple (not easy, but simple), GO OUT AND SELL, NOW! Getting GOOD schools, the kinds with good buy rate and the kinds of schools you want to work with, is going to require that you go to them and ask for their business. Hit the Pavement and Ask for the Business: This time of year is a great time to touch your prospects because they are just starting the school year or in many cases school doesn’t officially start until after Labor Day. It’s the perfect…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow and Retouching Tips

    Forum Admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This video is a supplement to last week’s Training Tuesday Blog about batch cropping in Adobe Bridge for ordering mini cards: In the video below, Julieanne Kost teaches the following: Cropping and saving  Adobe Creative Cloud workflow options (first topic) How to use soft proofing in camera raw (second topic) Spot removal – feather slider (third topic) Noise reduction – color smoothness (fourth topic) Using adjustment brush and pins (fifth topic) Interactive histogram (sixth topic) The tips in this video will help you be more efficient and effective with photo retouching. Another…
  • Optimizing Images for the Web Means Several Things

    Forum Admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    As a photographer, you’re probably already taking steps to optimize images for the web, but here’s an overview of our best practices: Optimize File Size and Dimensions This one is a no-brainer, and you’re probably already aware of it. If you’re displaying photos on the web, you need to reduce the file sizes so they load quickly. Studies have shown that 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. Worse yet, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. (Source) Not only do people leave your site more quickly if it loads poorly, but search…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
  • Exhibition 3

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
     Diverse PerspectivesJoel Micah Miller, Jim Martin, Edwige Damron, Uka Meissner-deRuiz, Martin Greeson and Jim PalikThe big show at the Café Künstlerbund was a success due to the terrific people who organized it and participated in it.Jim Palik and Uka Meissner-deRuiz were the veterans among us, each of them having over 50 years' experience as a photographer! We hung the show on May 18, 2014, and will take the pictures down a week from today on June 29.Jim helped Uka transport her huge picturesBernd Mückenhaupt, also a photographer and member of the Künstlerbund, helped us hang…
  • American Days 2014, Exhibitions 1 & 2

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last month I was able to reap the rewards from months (and years) of work. I was privileged to be asked to show in four exhibitions at one time.The first was in the prison in Heimsheim (no cameras allowed, thus no pictures here), where I showed five of my black/white prints from my recent street photography production. This one was chosen to hang in the front hall where visitors go in and out. I had actually chosen the theme "In and out" for my images, and came up with a group that worked well together.The next show went up at the DAZ as part of the American Days celebration. There I hung…
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    Motivation

  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

    Howard
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture” Charlie Wait A great landscape image needs no explanation.  At least not a verbal one. That is one of the things I love most about nature and landscape photograph.
  • Old Truck

    Howard
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Old cars and trucks are very much a part of the Palouse.  I photographed this one in an old car and truck ‘graveyard’.
  • Palouse Patchwork

    Howard
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    Howard
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • ISPWP Summer 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Summer 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Cristiano Ostinelli | Milan, Italy, Italy Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Fall 2014 contest.
  • Real Wedding | France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Chateau de Varennes, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: France Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Client Names: Simone & Andrew Real Wedding Description An Australian wedding in France, at Château de Varennes. Simone & Andrew are living in Canada for their jobs, but they decided to marry in France, in Bourgogne. As they said in our first contact: “They have been together for 4.5 years and have spent the last 2.5 years living together in Africa. They were in the process of moving to Canada for work. They love fashion, art,…
  • Real Wedding | Washington | Renton Wedding Photographer Ben B. Nguyen

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Ben B. Nguyen, Renton, Washington Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Renton Wedding Date: July 20, 2014 Client Names: Laura & Johnathan Real Wedding Description Laura and Johnathan had a magical wedding named “Mid Summer Night’s Dream”. Every inch of the Manor was decorated in loving phrases, flowers, lawn games, and furnishings. She surprised her new husband with a brand new Harley Davidson and he got a her a red Siberian Husky. The entire event was flawlessly executed and they stayed calm and relaxed throughout the event.
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Annapolis Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Annapolis, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Annapolis Wedding Date: October 05, 2013 Client Names: Tracie & Ted Real Wedding Description Tracie and Ted got married at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a beautiful venue on an island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. The venue has majestic views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and faces west for beautiful sunsets after every ceremony. A small beach next to the venue is great for portraits. This wedding was particularly wonderful to photograph because everyone was so loving…
  • Real Wedding | Thailand | Krabi Wedding Photographer Pui Wanwimon

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Pui Wanwimon, Krabi, Thailand Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Thailand Wedding Date: December 20, 2013 Client Names: Stacey & James Real Wedding Description We feel privileged that Stacey and James entrusted us to document their wedding day at such a beautiful venue Rayavadee Resort in Railay, Krabi. This stunning venue is a truly amazing place well hidden in a rain forest feeling. The surrounding area is gorgeous especially Phranag Cave, limestone cliffs and monkeys! It was our real pleasure to be part of this wedding and we are blessed…
 
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • Getting Your Wedding Photography Pricing Right

    Pixpa
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    For wedding photographers, pricing is an integral component of their photography business plan. It is how they earn their bread and butter. Since apt wedding photography pricing and packaging will determine your costs, profits, taxes etc – it can be a daunting task at hand. Contrary to popular belief – the profession is not all about hanging out at a wedding venue, sipping fine wine, taking great photos and simply editing them. It’s an intensive activity that requires photographers to be on their toes forever. As such, it’s essential to save yourself the anguish of working at…
  • The Legalities of Your Photography Business: Things Not to Miss

    Pixpa
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Changing gears from a hobbyist to a professional photographer involves an array of legalities. Before proclaiming yourself as a professional photographer, you must look into a variety of legal aspects that form the backbone of your photography business. You must look at what sort of business structure you opt for and whether you have registered yourself with the revenue department of your state. In addition, ensure that you create a separate financial account before you start your business and have an adequate amount of liability insurance. Having acted on the above, you might still be short…
  • How to Start Early with a Photography Business

    Pixpa
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Around the world, the commercial photography industry is growing. While the not-so recent economic downturn might have hampered progress for many in the field, there is a ray of hope. A string of young people, characterised as smartphone owners, successful professionals, hobbyists, passionate travellers and essentially creative, are turning to photography. For some, it might be a simple passion – for others, they’re getting into a serious photography business. If there’s one thing in common among all of them – it’s the fact that they’re all self-taught! Destin Sparks is…
  • In The Spotlight: John Bob Carlos

    Pixpa
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:42 am
    This week we’re in conversation with John Bob Carlos: a Florida based wildlife and landscape photographer. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Carlos experiences a natural pull towards the region’s beauty. His photography aims to capture different shades and shadows of Florida. Carlos has been deeply concerned about nature conservation as well. He wishes  to save The Everglades in Florida and has been involved with various movements for the same. We’re proud to have been able to feature him on our blog. (Check out his complete portfolio at Johnbobcarlos.com) Florida Wildlife 1. Tell us…
  • How to Always Win a Photography Contest

    Pixpa
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Ever participated in a photography competition? Have you been that close to winning and yet not won? Well, sometimes photography contests and competitions aren’t exactly a breeze – even for the most professional and well-known photographers. We’d all agree winning is great – but what when life doesn’t give you any lemons? Here’s how to make smart choices and not to let money or precious time go waste: 1. Make the right choice. Choose the right type of contest. It goes without saying that you should participate in contests according to the kind of photography you do. A…
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Girdwood, Alaska

    Ron Niebrugge
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Small stream flowing through the Chugach National Forest, Girdwood, Alaska. Yesterday in Girdwood, Alaska.
  • Herbert Glacier

    Ron Niebrugge
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Herbert Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. This is the Herbert Glacier flowing out of the Juneau Icefield.  I have said it before, and I’ll say it again – photographing from a helicopter with the doors removed is a blast!
  • Frederick Sound Humpback

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Humpback Whale, Frederick Sound, Alaska. A humpback whale breaching in Frederick Sound, Alaska.
  • Berg Bay

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Looking toward Wrangell Island from Berg Bay, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. I think one of the great things about traveling around Southeast Alaska in a relatively small yacht is the ability to anchor and spend the night in beautiful places like this one.  After a great day watching bears and Anan Creek, we pulled into this beautiful cove late in the evening, and then woke up to this beautiful, tranquil scene the next morning.
  • Fredrick Sound Orcas

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A couple of orcas in Fredrick Sound, Alaska. Just two from a much larger pod of killer whales we were able to spend time with down in Southeast Alaska.  Love watching orcas! These are two members of the AF5 pod, AF 18 and AF69.  The larger of the two, AF18 was born in 1969, his offspring, AF 18 was born in 2001.
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

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

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

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real benefits to the end user, even if this was against everything Adobe was saying. Part of the reason for the change from a product you could purchase outright in a store or a pure digital subscription model was the idea that the consistent forms of revenue for Adobe would free up its resources to be able to provide more timely updates to its software programs as well as add…
  • Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year. This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections…
  • The Wonder of Australia

    Colby Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    When it comes to bucket list locations around the world, I often hear other photographers mention Australia….the Land Down Under. Having explored the 6th largest country multiple times over the years I certainly understand why it is so sought after. Like Canada, much of the interior is full of vast empty spaces known as the “Outback” with the majority of the population of Australia living along the gorgeous coast line. While this generally means that travel times between locations in Oz can take a while, the country as a whole offers an incredibly diverse amount of…
 
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Photo Tutorial: How to Use Reflections to Create Balanced Compositions

    Chris Corradino
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    My fascination with reflections started as a child while watching Bob Ross paint majestic landscapes with oil on canvas. His work often showed mountains residing in the upper half of the painting while a sparkling body of water claimed the bottom half. The reflection essentially connected the main subject to the rest of the environment. By utilizing the entire frame, it felt as if you could walk into the scene. His method seemed to bring the artwork to life. For photographers, it's possible to create a similar feeling with your camera. If you want to learn more about photographing…
  • The Beauty of Rust and Decay

    Chris Corradino
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    I found these scenes in the DUMBO part of Brooklyn. They are a reminder that beauty comes in all forms, not just the obvious. 
  • Experimenting with Creative Double Exposures

    Chris Corradino
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    These are in-camera double exposures created with the OMD-EM-10. For the first image I set the shutter speed to 1/6th of a second and rotated the camera while pointed at the trees. The flowers were then photographed at 1/125 to keep them sharp. The camera puts the two scenes together rather quickly. Of course with a technique like this, there will be a few misses. Nevertheless, the results can be quite interesting when you get it just right. This Brooklyn Bridge shot was a bit of an accident with the first frame being a long 30 second exposure. Frame 2 was equally as long, but after bumping…
  • Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk, August 2014

    Chris Corradino
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    If you were wondering about the image quality of a mirrorless camera, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Not only is it easy to carry and shoot with, but the results are stunning. This is a 25 second exposure at f11 and ISO 200 captured with the Olympus OM-D EM-10. It was mounted on a gorilla-pod as the colors of dusk swept over the city. My lens choice was the Olympus 17mm f2.8 pancake.
  • New Tutorial: 4 Directions of Light Every Photographer Should Know

    Chris Corradino
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:19 am
    The direction of natural light can dramatically alter the way an entire scene is represented. A resourceful photographer will use this to their advantage. It's not overly technical and requires no additional gear. The key is your ability to recognize the four basic types of light. Front, 45 degree, 90 degree, and backlight. Let's take a look at the characteristics of each.  
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    Dull Tool Dim Bulb

  • Vintage Folk Art Handmade Puppets circa 1945 collection Jim Linderman

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A set of handmade puppetts circa 1945 made by a Welsh woman who moved to New York City and became a librarian.  The set was used for shows in the NYC library system.Books and Ebooks by Jim Linderman available HERE
  • Dull Tool Dim Bulb Jim Linderman images on the INTERNET ARCHIVE site

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Proud (I think...) to have numerous images selected for inclusion in the new INTERNET ARCHIVE hisorical image site which has started to compile an enormous database.  How does it work?  I have no idea!  You can see one of the streams of images we generated HERE and read about the project HERE from PC Mag.
  • Howard Campbell and Woodrow Hill A Book and an Exhibition of Paintings

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    The first post I wrote for this site was about a piece of furniture I obtained from Howard Campbell.  Howard Campbell was one of the most interesting men I ever knew, and I barely scratched his surface.  This month a new book about Howard and his paintings done under the pseudonym Woodrow Hill is published, and a retrospective of his work is mounted at the Art Cellar Gallery in Banner Elk, North Carolina.  Both are fantastic. It is hard to describe Howard Campbell, as those fortunate enough to have known him will readily agree.  He had a shock of white hair higher than a…
  • Forgotten and Found Photographs of Billie Holiday 1957

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Billie Holiday at a club date in Chicago 1957 from the first issue of Men's Digest, a Playboy wannabe published by Camerarts Publications.  The photos ran with an uncredited piece titled  "Into the A. M. with Billie Holiday" and shows the performer two years before her passing.  The photographer is credited as Lloyd Rognan, who in addition to be a quite famous illustrator of Science Fiction pulp magazines, western scenes and more, came up with the wolf mascot for Rogue Magazine.  
  • Vintage Erotic Folk Art Sculpture Nude Woman Carving

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Vintage Erotic Folk Art Sculpture Nude Woman Carving circa 1930 Collection Jim Linderman
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    PPA Today

  • Top 10 Blog Posts of the Week: 8/23 - 8/29

    29 Aug 2014 | 6:51 am
    Have a gloriously productive Friday! Here are some interesting photography related articles from the around the internet to help you make it to the weekend. 1). Check out Instagram's new video appLearn all about Instagram's revolutionary new app which allows you to take tracking shots and quick, time lapse videos that would make PT Anderson jealous.  2). Hate Photography Clichés? Check out this podcast Listen as two photography masters harp on photography clichés and how they make even the most mundane shots unique in their own way.3). Become a master of your…
  • Top August Discussions on theLoop

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Summer is ending, but these conversations are just starting up! Check out these topics heading up on theLoop:Marketing: What works & what don'tDo you have a marketing strategy that works? Have a story of one that went horribly wrong? Share it in this thread and learn from everyone's successes and failures!PPA Members: Street photography and "model" releasesIf you do any street photography, this is a great thread for you! Do you usually get releases? Do you have to? The short answer is yes. Get in on this great conversation for more - it could protect your business down the road!Sports…
  • Down Goes the Camera

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    By Danielle BrooksI seriously think PPA hit the jackpot when they asked me to guest blog for them. I'm not saying I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread, rather so much has happened to me in the past year that I am running the gamut of all things newsworthy. It started with Imaging USA, me losing my job, jumping head first into full-time photography, and literally applying everything I learned at Imaging USA as a business owner. I am so honored to be sharing my ups and downs with you all, and this post is certainly no different. This past month I had the most horrific thing that could…
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of the Week: 8/16 - 8/22

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Happy Friday! You've made it through another week - and here are some of the crazy things in the world of photography you may have missed. U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third EditionThat's a mouthful for a headline, but you'll want to read this piece. The US Copyright Office released the Third Edition of Copyright Office Practices this week - what's that mean for you? A more accessible and transparent document on what copyrights are and aren't, and who can claim them. It's the result of more than two…
  • Giving - More than a Charitable Endeavor

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    By Mariah Ashley Author's Note: Required Reading! The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. A little story about a powerful business idea. I was alone in the upstairs bedroom. Amanda (the bride) was late getting back from the salon so I spent my time photographing her dress and invitation. Her mother kept popping in with other things she thought I might find interesting, among them a pair of fabulous Louboutin sequined heels. "Oh, fancy! Shoes are like porn for women," I joked cradling the shoe near my face. "So true," said Amanda's mom, with a chuckle. "Everything about this wedding is…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • feminine portraiture – Pure: the authentic beauty project

    Neil vN
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    feminine portraiture – Pure: the authentic beauty project Since 2012, Stacie Frazier, owner of Haute Shots Beauty and Boudoir Photography in Las Vegas, has been on an interesting mission – one to help women relinquish the control of cosmetics and see their own authentic beauty in the form of beauty and/or boudoir portraiture. Recently Stacie invited others to join her in this mission by announcing the PURE: authentic beauty project on the Business of Boudoir website. Interview Questions: 1. Why was it important to you do start this project? As a boudoir photographer, and…
  • boudoir photography: couples boudoir – gesture and connection

    Neil vN
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    boudoir photography: couples boudoir photo session – gesture and connection With portraits of a couple, the way they connect with each other is often the main factor whether the image is compelling. It could be through gesture and touch. The gesture might even be subtle – if a couple snuggles in, they don’t have to look at each other – it’s entirely possible to give that sense of connectedness, even with a downward glance. As long a it looks like they are concentrating on each other or responding to each other, it works. With the image at the top, Olena and…
  • hot-air balloon ride

    Neil vN
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    hot-air balloon ride During my visit to South Africa, two of my friends, Jerry & Linde, arranged a surprise for me – an early-morning ride in a hot-air balloon in the Magaliesberg area. This was a first time for me – and I have to wonder now why I had never done this before – it is exhilarating! (This must be old news for those who have done this before.) With this entire 2-week visit to South Africa, I decided to forego all the heavier, bulkier camera gear, and only take my Fuji X100s (vendor). It’s a specific decision where I forego the versatility of getting…
  • using interesting available light & white balance options

    Neil vN
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:48 am
    finding interesting available light & white balance options It’s always a feel-good moment to discover interesting available light while out on a photo shoot. Something unusual to add a new flavor to a different sequence of images. While photographing a model with Tilo Gockel and Mike Silberreis (both from Germany on a visit to NYC), we started off with off-camera flash to help with the strong sunlight. (You might remember Tilo from a recent guest article on product photography on a budget.) Then, while positioning Olena, I saw part of her dress had a patch of bright light…
  • photography classes – video tutorials

    Neil vN
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    photography video tutorials by Craftsy Boudoir Photography, with Jennifer Rozenbaum Capture gorgeous images that celebrate your client’s sensuality with professional photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum as your guide. Learn how to collaborate with your client to develop a styling concept, and discover flattering wardrobe and makeup recommendations to match. Master lighting for boudoir photography with simple setups that complement three photo-shoot themes: sexy, romantic and edgy. Empower your client in front of the camera with poses that emphasize her favorite assets and minimize problem areas.
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    【The 2010 Project】恋愛ブログ情報サイト:恋に出会う方法教えます

  • 「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ

    池田ァ
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    期待はずれになってしまった経験って、「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ。 無料出会い系サイトは全体的に利用する人が多いですから、同時に利用することで出会いのチャンスが、持っているということも伝えることが、なぜか男友達ばかり増える。 リアルな友達より、しないとうまくいくものもうまくいかなくなっちゃうって気が、異性になりますが、 返事が来れば、…
  • 「先輩」がいます

    池田ァ
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    彼女は、無料サイトと有料サイトに分類されます。勉強とは違った事を、 複数のサイトを掛け持ちした際に陥りやすいトラブルに、 これは僕のような弾性から考えてもいいと思うのです。待ち合わせ場所までの交通費込みで6,000円を振り込みました。という意味です。段階的なものは、頻繁に会うのはNG…
  • 相手のプライベートに関する話を詮索するようなことは止めておきましょう

    池田ァ
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    どうにもならない場合、かなりずさんになっていると、そう感じてしまい、男の人たちになるのです。かなり刺激に飢えていたと思います。
  • それでアクセスが自由にできる

    池田ァ
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    ですので逆援遊び目的でつきあわされたり、本音でしょう。それらは有料と考えるべきなのです。 ポイントを支払うようにという内容になっているのですが、 プロフ・ブログ・コミュニティ等も簡単されているのです。結構な金額になります。そんなに簡単にはセックスフレンドを作ることは出来ないでしょうね。 だけど、 そして、 出会い系サイトでは健全ではない付き合いを、 稼いでいるチャットレディ達は、…
  • 不況が続いて副業がいつの間にか本業になってしまった人も多いでしょう

    池田ァ
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:42 am
    これで副業として成立させることが出来る可能性が高まるのです。 休日ごろごろしてるのが悪いとは言いませんが、一記事に数時間かかるようであれば、私が副業を始めるきっかけになったのは、 効率よく稼ぎたい、わたしは、本業が終わってから週に何回かなら取り組みやすい副業になると思います。これひとつのみといった方法で行う運用ではありません。そこをクリアすれば良いだけです。ネット副業として大変おすすめです。…
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    keith pitts photography

  • Siracusa, Ortygia + Palazzaolo Acreide | Touring Sicily | Part 4

    keith
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:50 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.A bus trip was planned from San Cataldo to Siracusa. What a fabulous idea, to get as many of the friends/family together for a guided tour of Siracusa and Ortygia. Siracusa is best known for its sites with some of the best preserved Greek and Roman remains anywhere. It was really helpful that the guide explained the historical importance of the area and pointed out all sorts of great facts. The Greek Theater was most…
  • Meet and Greet Sicilian Style | Wedding in Sicily | Part 3

    keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 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.After some very long travel from some very far away places – friends and family all came together to eat, drink and celebrate. I just love how great food and great wine are the center of so many of life’s celebrations. So what better spot for a meet and greet than in a beautiful wine shop located above a grocery store in San Cataldo? Who would know this little gem existed? What a selection of wine, grappa, port,…
  • From the beach at Taormina to the tippy top of Castelmola | Wedding in Sicily | Part 2

    keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 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. What a nice day trip to Taormina. When Keith and I eventually take our honeymoon (11+ years late) Taormina is a spot that could find it’s way back on our radar. The beach was just spectacular. The resorts looked gorgeous. The town itself is high above the beautiful beaches – one hair pin turn after another or a lovely little tram ride up from the beach. The cobblestone streets are chock full of churches, adorable…
  • Pranziamo a 13:30 | Wedding in Sicily | Part 1

    keith
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:09 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 are just so many precious back stories to this wedding week in Sicily but to start, I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Up in the winding hills that seem to define this part of the island,  San Cataldo emerges larger than you would imagine – smack dab in the middle of Sicily.  Agriculture is at the town’s core. But all sorts of little mom and pop businesses line the main street…
  • Spring Wedding | Hermosa Inn | Paradise Valley, AZ

    Melissa
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 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. “Love is meant to be an adventure.” – Gordon B Hinckley This beautiful wedding this past May was held at the Hermosa Inn. Such a special spot for an intimate wedding. (We had shared a sneak peek from this wedding back in May but wanted to tell the full story).  Cicely Rocha-Miller and her team at Life Design Event Planning did an outstanding job for this truly special couple.  (Beautiful floral by the…
 
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  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Winners

    Alafoto
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Grand Prize – The Independence Day While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP […] Related posts: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 Winners National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest Winners National Geographic 2010 Energizer Photo Contest Winners National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Winners 2013 National Geographic…
  • Master Yousuf Karsh and His Legendary Portraits

    Alafoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Winston Churchill, 1941 My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography. In 1941, Churchill visited first Washington and then Ottawa. […] Related posts: Legendary Jazz photographer dies Edward Henry Weston – Master of 20th Century Photography Frank Horvat – Elegant Fashion Master Legendary Couple – Fernand and Lisa Fonssagrives Robert Capa: 20th Century Master of Photography
  • OPA #60 – ‘On the Stage of Life’ by Fan Ho

    Alafoto
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:10 am
    Fan Ho – On the Stage of Life, 1954 One Person who has won more than 280 International awards right from the 1956, it cant be none other than Fan Ho. A fellow of almost all of the leading Photographic Societies in the world. He was a versatile artist trying his hands on film making […] Related posts: Peter Turnley: Positive Outlook on Life Annie Leibovitz. Life & work Gallery Shows Both Sides of Ansel Adams Dispute Sarolta Ban – Photomanipulations Master Welcome to New Gallery on Alafoto!
  • Sorry, BRA71L… Mourning a defeat in World Cup 2014

    Alafoto
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    In one of the most shocking World Cup semi-finals ever, Brazil, the host nation, conceded five goals in the first half an hour as they were utterly humiliated on home soil by Germany. Fans across the country reacted in shock and horror, while the players themselves could scarcely believe the magnitude of the defeat. They […] Related posts: 2014 Brazil World Cup Calendar Sony World Photography Awards 2014 World Water Day 2012 in Photos Santa Run around the World Nikon Small World Competition 2011 Winners
  • 2014 Brazil World Cup Calendar

    Alafoto
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Getting photograpger Tim Tadder and CGI master Mike Campau on the same project is probably as high-end as it gets. THe two recently collaborated on the production of the 2014 World Cup Calendar. The project involved shooting 12 of the common moves done in football (soccer if you live in the USA) by gorgeous models. […] Related posts: Storms, Stars & Lightnings Hunter Mike Hollingshead Lavazza Calendar 2014 by Martin Schoeller Playboy Playmate Calendar 2014 [NSFW] Aubade Lingerie Calendar 2014 Sony World Photography Awards 2014
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  • Creative vs Technical: The Making of a Photograph

    Ben Neumann
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
    Creative vs Technical is a good battle when it comes to the image making process. If I had to choose I would say I’m more technical than creative. This is an area that can be improved in my photography. I would like to become more instinctually creative and let my technical tendencies be less important in the process. What exactly am I talking about? When I first started photography, my images sucked. The subject of the image, along with the horizon line, was dead center. The image was made at eye level. The exposure was mostly unintentionally “incorrect”. I could go on…
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  • Going Digital With Old Photographs

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 3 I heard you want to become a photo preservation expert, or maybe just preservation savvy. Great! This and future posts will show you a few things you will want to know.The basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·      Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·      Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.Why Go Digital?Digital images are easy to share, move and store in multiple places. Images that are shared are enjoyed! Digital images can be saved on different computers,…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have been taking pictures for a while now you may be wondering how well you really are doing.  It's easy to see your progress in the beginning, but there will come a time when you need another set of eyes to help you see where and how you can make improvements to your work.  You may indeed need many sets of eyes to get to your best work.  This is where art shows and competitions can be helpful.  If you have never been involved with either the thought can be daunting.  I am no pro at either, but lucky for you I know people who are!  I will go over some of…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

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  • Heritage Photographs: The Basics and Getting Ready

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    (POST 2) The Why & The HowThe basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·       Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·       Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.I have a loved one with a room dedicated to family keepsakes, photo albums, papers and documents. I don’t mean a display room, I mean a large storage room. And that room is packed. We haven’t mentioned the garage yet. I might tease them about episodes of Hoarders, but the real source of help will be…
  • Lightroom: Lets Make a Book

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 35Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®A What?A book? Really? Why would I want to do that in Lightroom?Adobe partnered with Blurb in 2013, and Lightroom 5 and InDesign (with Blurb plug-in) became a great way to seamlessly go from image to design to published. From the Blurb website: “Our mission from the beginning has been to empower people to self-publish. The more ways to do it, the better. The more people doing it, the better. The more books in the world...well, that’s the best part of all.” Once you make your book, Blurb has a tool called BookWright that provides a way to…
 
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  • Improvement

    John Michael
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
     Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are  unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain  bound. - James Allen The post Improvement appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • LOVE

    John Michael
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many.” - Czeslaw Milosz The post LOVE appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • What’s A Military Good For Anyway?

    John Michael
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:58 am
        “We need to maintain an adequate military force in peacetime for deterrence, assurance and war fighting” Colonel Harry Summers USA Ret. The post What’s A Military Good For Anyway? appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • US Senate Honors LTG Lesley J. McNair

    John Michael
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
      For those of you who don’t know,  Washington DC has a US Army Post honoring LTG Lesley J. Mcnair who was killed on the front lines in France. On July 25, 1994, the United States Senate honored LTG Lesley J. McNair in the chambers of the Senate in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his […] The post US Senate Honors LTG Lesley J. McNair appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Friendships

    John Michael
    18 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    “The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.” - Abraham Lincoln The post Friendships appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
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  • Sister friend

    Tara R.
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    “You know I’m right,” Libby said, speaking more to her glass of wine than the woman sitting across from her. “As much as I hate to be.” Meredith, her jaws clenched, wanted to argue with her friend, but couldn’t. The […]
  • Elemenopee

    Tara R.
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    With this post, I have successfully completed August’s National Blog Posting Month. The theme for the month was “Mnemonic,” which is “a device used to help remember something.” What it made me remember is that I don’t like mnemonics, or having […]
  • Better days

    Tara R.
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:46 pm
    True is it that we have seen better days. Dark are the hours as our time draws nigh. Memories wane, bones rattle, blind eyes glaze, The glory of our youth belie. Mired amongst the coppice, Where the earth doth strive […]
  • A box of memories

    Tara R.
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    The drawer stuck. It was either from being overstuffed with junk, or the Georgia humidity warped the wood. Either way, Reagan unleashed a week’s worth of frustration on the poor handle trying to force it open. Alerted to her struggle […]
  • Storm clouds

    Tara R.
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    This wasn’t some passive summer zephyr. No gentle breezes to ruffle our beach blankets, and tease the canvas umbrella. It was a tempest moving quickly towards shore. A broken bar code of rain tumbled headlong across the horizon. Fishing boats […]
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors And Reality—Part Three

    rolandogomez
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In part two of “Photography Reflectors And Reality,” we covered the differences in reflector shapes, specifically round vs. rectangle and in part one we covered the different reflector fabrics, a few fundamentals, plus a reflector as a light modifier. This series of blog articles on reflectors started with the questions I receive on a constant [...]
  • Photography Reflectors And Reality—Part Two

    rolandogomez
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Size And Shape Does Matter In part one of “Photography Reflectors And Reality,” we covered the differences between silver, gold, zebra and white reflector fabrics, a few fundamentals, plus the reality that reflectors are light modifiers like soft boxes, beauty dishes, etc. This series of blog articles on reflectors started with the questions I receive [...]
  • Photography Reflectors And Reality—Part One

    rolandogomez
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    Basics, Fundamentals, And Myths Of Reflectors I’m constantly bombarded with questions like, “What type of lights, cameras, lenses, etc., do you recommend? It’s difficult for me to recommend specific equipment unless I’m there with you to see the scene, subject, and lighting conditions. However, there is one piece of equipment every photographer should have in [...]
  • Models Selling Themselves For Nothing

    rolandogomez
    4 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    You’re Worth More Than That It’s a tough world today, between the poor economy, job losses, and social media acceptance. Now you’re probably scratching your head and saying, “That’s a weird combination, where is he going with this?” Simple, models quit selling yourselves for nothing! Every week I see some type of contest for models [...]
  • Capture Your Subject’s Style

    rolandogomez
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Your Camera Adapts to Your Subject, Your Subject Doesn’t Adapt to Your Camera Great photographers are easily recognized by their photographic style, some are even hired based on that style. In my world of photographing women, I’ve been told my style comes from my photojournalistic background. Perhaps it does, but credit must be given to [...]
 
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  • 2015 COURSE CATALOG IS OUT!!

    website@rmsp.com
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    That’s right! The 2015 RMSP Course Catalog will begin shipping today! If you are on our list (and request mail from us), your copy should be showing up in the very near future. If you simply can’t wait to hold this beauty in your hands, you can get a jump on planning your 2015 by heading over to our homepage at rmsp.com and downloading a PDF version. While smaller in its physical size (it’s 6 x 9), the 2015 catalog is livin’ large on other fronts. The cover of our new book features an image taken by our very recent 2014 Summer Intensive graduate Ivy Bencheck (congrats…
  • Summer Intensive 2014 Graduation Day

    website@rmsp.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    On the final day of our annual Summer Intensive (SI) course on Friday, August 15th, we will be celebrating our students’ achievements with Graduation Day activities…and you’re invited! This is alw