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  • Never Seen Before Images Of Kate Moss And More

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Take a look at Rare Vogue archive images, which will also be on display at the LUMAS gallery.
  • Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Woman Hitchhiker It Happened One Night?

    Dull Tool Dim Bulb
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:40 am
    Vintage Erotic Folk Art Carving Woman Hitchhiker.  I date it to 1935...The Frank Capra film It Happened One Night came out in 1934 and startled the country...women had legs, or at least Claudette Colbert did...  Folk Art carving circa 1935 Collection Jim Linderman
  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (24 photos)

    The Atlantic Photo
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents. Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015. (Thomas…
  • 26 February 2015, Thursday

    Ken Rockwell's Updates
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    UPDATED: Canon 5D Mark IV forecast   Watch the Making of an Iconic Photograph Here is a short documentary about the making of the Earthrise photo as shot by our astronauts on Christmas Eve, 1968. What they guy who pulled together this data doesn't understand is that Hasselblads shoot with "magazines." Magazines are interchangeable metal film holders. These magazines are light-tight and let you swap different kinds of film at any time on to the back of any camera. In this case, the guys usually shoot B&W, and only use color when it's needed. In this case, it's hilarious to…
  • The Pond in Ophir, New Zealand

    Stuck in Customs
    Trey Ratcliff
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    No time for Reviews I’m sorry that I haven’t been writing many reviews for you lately. I’ve been running around working on too many projects and taking a ton of photos. One of the first things that slips off the list is New Reviews. I’ve got all kinds of new fun stuff I’m testing, but I just don’t have enough time. You know how it goes. I don’t want to hire someone to write the reviews either… I kind of like everything here being in my own voice, you know? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I am behind… sorry about that! Daily Photo…
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • A Visit to Aoshima, a Japanese 'Cat Island' (24 photos)

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:35 am
    Aoshima Island is one of about a dozen "cat islands" around Japan, small places where there are significantly more feline residents than people. In Aoshima more than a hundred cats prowl the island, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in the quiet fishing village. Cats outnumber humans six to one on the island. Recently becoming popular online, tiny Aoshima has seen a steep rise in tourist visits, overwhelming the handful of permanent residents. Cats crowd the harbor on Aoshima Island in the Ehime prefecture of southern Japan on February 25, 2015. (Thomas…
  • A Winter in Siberia (25 photos)

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Based in Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, the Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin captures scenes from around the region, portraying everyday life as Russians work, play, and survive in a place infamous for its harsh winters. This collection of photos from the past winter shows some of the ways people are coping, including vehicles modified for the winter, hand-built ice-fishing huts, ice sculptures, traditional festivals, sporting events, and more. Pedestrians walk past a truck with a giant Soviet Red Army hat seen on it, an installation created by the Russian artist Vasily Slonov,…
  • Reunions and Ransoms in Burma: Digital Connections Among the Rohingya (20 photos)

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:36 am
    The Rohingya have suffered years of persecution in Burma. Rohingya Muslims are denied full citizenship, their movements restricted, their prospects grim. In a makeshift Internet hut in a crowded internal displacement camp set up for the Rohingya in western Burma, the Reuters photographer Minzayar captured a series of intimate and heartbreaking portraits of families, their faces lit by laptop screens as they contact loved ones and relatives who have left the country for Thailand and Malaysia, escaping the violence that led to 200 deaths and left over 140,000 homeless in 2012. The video chats…
  • Photos of the Week: 2/21-2/27 (35 photos)

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    This week we have a fireball above Calgary, wintry weather from Saudi Arabia to New York City, Iranian speedboats destroying a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, a Japanese polar bear caretaker robot, Chadian soldiers taking the fight to Boko Haram insurgents, a view of the Moon alongside Venus and Mars, and much more. A Shaolin monk poses for a photograph in Chinatown on February 23, 2015 in London, England. The monks practice Shaolin Kung Fu which is believed to be the oldest institutionalized style of kung fu and are demonstrating their skills while in the U.K. (Carl Court/Getty Images)
  • A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport (35 photos)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern transportation hub to piles of scorched rubble in less than a year of warfare. As recently as last May, the airport was still operating and in good condition, though international flights had slowed due to the growing unrest. On May 26, Russian-backed separatist forces of the Donetsk People's Republic seized the airport, losing it to Ukrainian government forces after a brief fight. For months after, battles raged as both sides struggled to hold or retake the facilities, their bombs…
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    Big Picture

  • Documenting one family’s home birth experience

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Home births aren’t for everyone. But for Ashley Bennett, having her second child at home in Medford was an opportunity to be encouraged and supported at a time when she, and many women, feel at their most vulnerable. The birth plan gave Ashleyand her husband, Mike, an array of delivery options, but, as always when it comes to birth, circumstances were unpredictable. The night Ashley went into labor, their toddler, Marin, came down with a fever. And Ashley’s dreams of a water birth — in a giant portable tub — dried up when the new addition to the family, Isaac Douglas Bennett, arrived…
  • Roll out the barrels

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Saudi Arabia’s oil exports have risen in February in response to stronger demand from customers. As OPEC’s top producer battles for market share Reuters photographers around the globe have been photographing oil barrels to document how they are utilized once the fuel has been used. -- By ReutersMen stack oil barrels at a depot in Santo Domingo, Feb. 6, 2015. A group of resident Haitians sell the metal barrels for $9 each to be used as garbage bins, or made into grills or to store water. (Ricardo Rojas/Reuters)
  • Chinese New Year 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The Chinese Lunar New Year began Feb. 19 ushering in the Year of the Sheep, according to the Chinese zodiac. The new year also marks the beginning of the Spring Festival in China, which continues until the Lantern Festival on the 15th day. -- By Lloyd YoungChinese artists perform a dragon dance at a local amusement park during celebrations for the Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 in Beijing, China.The Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends…
  • Wintry woes for the MBTA

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    The MBTA has been struggling to restore service after a massive amount of snow fell on the state, beginning with the blizzard in late January. Beverly Scott, MBTA general manager, said “tremendous progress” had been made in an “absolutely unbelievable recovery” effort. She also said that the commuter rail system is “still having challenges,” operating at a little over 60 percent. Scott said the MBTA woes this winter had sounded several “wakeup calls,” and that the system needs more investment. A look back at our recent public transit woes, due to an unusually harsh winter. --…
  • Carnival and Mardi Gras 2015

    20 Feb 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Pre-Lenten celebrations around the globe, including Carnival and Mardi Gras, wrapped up earlier this week before the marking of Ash Wednesday. Historians say the tradition dates back to Roman times, when the newly converted Christians retained vestiges of their pagan festival, “Lupercalia,” as a period of celebration before the penance during the 40 days of Lent. -- By Lloyd YoungThe Queen of Panama City carnival Onissis Samaniego participates during a parade of the Panama City carnival in Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 16. (Alejandro Bolivar/EPA)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • As Triggertrap pulls plug on Ada kickstarter, CEO Haje Jan Kamps responds to comments from unhappy backers

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Despite a successful round of funding through Kickstarter, Triggertrap has run into difficulties developing its Ada prototype and has announced that it will not be continuing with the project. As of November last year the company had raised nearly £300,000 in crowdfunding for its latest innovation, Ada - a high-speed shutter and flash trigger. Triggertrap CEO Haje Jan Kamps spoke with us about the response he's heard from disappointed project backers. Read more
  • Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    Lowepro has announced a line of new photography bags with a high-end design. The Echelon series includes a roller, laptop brief and attache with premium touches like leather handles and each piece includes a removable All Weather cover. We took the attache model for a spin - find out our first impressions of it. Read more
  • In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Sony Alpha 7S is a full-frame interchangeable lens camera sporting a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. It is identical in body design to the Sony a7 and Sony a7R, but don't let that fool you. Unlike the other two, the a7S is specially geared toward video and low-light shooters. It's capable of 1080/60p video with full-sensor readout and can turn out uncompressed 4K footage to an external recorder over HDMI. Read review
  • Nikon introduces Coolpix P900 with whopping 83x optical zoom range

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon has extended its superzoom range to include the Coolpix P900, offering a 16MP sensor and world's longest zoom lens, which is equivalent to a mind-boggling 24-2000mm. It features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, 7 fps burst shooting, built-in EVF and a fully articulated 3" 921k-dot LCD. The P900 uses a new Dual Detect optical image stabilization system, claiming up to 5 stops of shake compensation. Read more
  • Hands-on with Nikon D7200

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Nikon's new D7200 is an evolutionary upgrade to the D7100, and fixes one of the few major complaints about that model with an increased buffer depth. Other improvements are more subtle, but the addition of -3EV sensitivity to the D7200's 51-point AF array will please low-light photographers. There's also Wi-Fi with NFC, 1080/60p video, and improved battery life. Click through for some hands-on images
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Photographing Richmond’s Historic Byrd Theater

    Scott Kelby
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: It was a cold, gray day in Richmond — perfect for shooting indoors. Here’s an iPhone pic of me in front of The Byrd (photo by Brad Moore).So, last month I’m reading USA Today (online) and I run across an article about classic old historic movie theaters (link) and I saw that one of them was in Richmond, Virginia, which was great because in just a few days I was going to be in Richmond with my seminar tour. So, I asked my assistant Lynn to contact the theater and see if there was any way I could come in the day before my seminar; set up a tripod; and take  some shots of…
  • Today, I’m Loving Mylio on a Whole New Level

    Scott Kelby
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    First, if you’re not familiar with Mylio (and you’re concerned about protecting your images, and you love the idea of having access to all your photos wherever you are), jump over to this link and see what it’s about, then come right back here (by the way, you can download a free trial while you’re there, but wait till later — come straight back here). :)I’ve been using Mylio since it was in early Beta… I was there for the launch in NYC and I think the people and technology behind it are truly amazing. But this weekend, I started over from scratch with Mylio,…
  • Hands on with the Profoto B2 & OCF Modifiers

    RC Concepcion
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    Hey everyone, RC here. At KelbyOne we were excited to spend some time with the new Profoto B2 packs as well as the new OCF Modifiers. In this video, I go over the details on this new portable pack system.For more information, please visit the Profoto Off Camera Flash page at
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Art: The Inspirational Series with Bert Monroy During Photoshop World, Mia McCormick had the opportunity to sit down with Bert Monroy, an insanely talented pioneer in digital art, to get his perspective on art and what inspires him to keep creating. Bert has been an artist his entire life, and is a master in Photoshop and Illustrator with impressive roster of clients and his work hung in galleries around the world. Bert and Mia touch on topics ranging from how he sees digital fitting into the world of art to the impact his work has hard on others, and so much more! Check it out at…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Ron Martinsen!

    Brad Moore
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    An imperfect pub shot is both a rare portrait as well as a great memoryRecently the Ethernet support on my DroboPro stopped working so I thought I lost access to 12 terabytes of archived photographs. I had used Drobo’s dual disk redundancy feature to make sure I was covered if a drive crashed, and I had seen this work flawlessly several times over the last few years. However, I didn’t count on the connection between the computer and Drobo dying. After multiple attempts to get help from Drobo that went unanswered I started to panic! Photos from fun days with our family are irreplaceableI…
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  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 2

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

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

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

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

    8 Feb 2015 | 6:13 am
    I recently just did a big clean up and separating of my social media accounts. I have had a few people ask me this week ‘Why did you unfriend me?’ so I thought I would take a moment and explain what I did. My personal Facebook become full of people that I didn’t know other than online or very casually through photography. I didn’t do a good job when I started out with ShootTokyo of sending people to my Facebook page. It became difficult to share personal achievements with my family, family photos with my family around the world and it difficult see their updates in the…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Silber Studios – Inspiration Starts Here

    Nathaniel Chu
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Watch The Full Video You already know that Silber Studios brings you photography tips straight from professional sources, but we are much more than that. Silber Studios is a full-service media production studio and we have had the privilege of working alongside some of the best people on earth. Here is a behind the scenes look at what else we do here at the mother ship. The post Silber Studios – Inspiration Starts Here appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour And Inspiration Stories

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
      Watch The Full Video We are with Annie Leibovitz as she takes us through her gallery of her life’s most meaningful work. Get an insight into her life and her passion as she shares her stories. For more of Annie Leibovitz’s work, follow her on Tumblr. Be inspired, shoot, and share. Follow us: On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram On Pinterest The post Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour And Inspiration Stories appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Street Photography Tips by Lam Nguyen

    Nathaniel Chu
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:51 am
    Image by Lam Nguyen Watch the full video He can stop after eating one Pringles, cactus plants get pricked by him, and the older he gets, the less he has to stretch. He is AYP’s very own… Lam Nguyen. Lam is a professional photographer who has been a part of AYP from the very beginning but only now have we found the courage to formally introduce him to the world. Watch along for a brief background on the wildman himself and get his tips on how he captures amazing street photography. Be inspired, shoot, and share. Follow us on Social Media and subscribe to get updates on our latest…
  • Exclusive Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour Pt. 2

    Nathaniel Chu
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:35 am
    Watch The Full Video We are with Annie Leibovitz as she takes us through her gallery of her life’s most meaningful work. Get an insight into her life and her passion as she shares her stories. For more of Annie Leibovitz’s work, follow her on Tumblr. Be inspired, shoot, and share. Follow us: On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram On Pinterest The post Exclusive Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour Pt. 2 appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Photo Walk Gets Busted

    Nathaniel Chu
    3 Feb 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Raves and photo walks have a lot in common. Both contain massive groups of people dancing with glow sticks and rolling on some sort of ecstasy. On second thought, the two share very few similarities. But that wasn’t the case during a photo walk in Boyle Heights. What was thought to be a rave turned out to be a group of photographers taking part of a Saturday night photo walk. LAPD were called in to break up a group of about 300 people. Apparently the cause of concern was when objects were lit on fire to create images worthy of capture. Sign me up for the next one. For more on the story…
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  • Another Game Changer - Profoto's B-2 System

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Even if you've only been in the photographic industry a few years, you've probably caught at least one new product launch. There's always a lot of hype from the launching company, often loaded with fluff and no substance. Well, here's a launch that's taking a new product system and matching it up with 18 of the most talented photographers in the world for a test drive and it's remarkable. Profoto's new Off Camera Flash is a complete system, designed to do exactly what they've stood behind for years, helping your raise the bar on the quality of your images. It's an amazing system with an even…
  • Marketing Monday - "Working" a Convention

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    I've written dozens of posts over the years about getting the most out of a convention and with WPPI's tradeshow and heaviest programming kicking off this morning, it sure seems appropriate to put out a few reminders. Here's the spent a lot of money to be here and you've really only got two choices...You can make the most out of it and turn the trip into a life-changing adventure or you can party all week long and miss the opportunities. Sure there are points in between, but I'm already betting a few people are going to miss the bell this morning simply because it's Vegas and…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - The Beauty of Solitude and Time

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    As I get older I’ve noticed I’ve become more appreciative of certain things in life. Words like friendship, health and gratitude all have grown in the intensity of their meaning. This week I’ve become aware of a couple of new ones. They're solitude combined with time. If you’re lucky enough you have a special place on the planet where you can pull away and simply shut off the outside world. While we all hopefully have a place close by, I'm talking about more of a vacation destination.  For me the grand daddy of them all, that one place with the perfect mix of…
  • Going Off the Grid

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Just a hint of one of the greatest places on the planet to go "off the grid". It's Wednesday and I'm about to do something I've NEVER done before. I'm going "off the grid". I've been blogging and posting for at least the last five years, often sharing multiple posts on the same day - not just from me, but from a group of amazing guest photographers, educators and SCU partners.This weekend starts WPPI and as I'm writing this, a meeting in Phoenix with Panasonic just wrapped up last night. I've made a promise to Sheila that I'm going to unplug right through the weekend. No email, no posts and…
  • The Art of Being Clueless

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:16 am
    © masterzphotofo - I hate to sound like I'm trying to beat a "dead horse", but yesterday I got an email response from USAirways. "Thank you for contacting us. I've received your most recent correspondence and am disappointed to learn that you are still upset with us. I have thoroughly reviewed your case. Please be assured, all your concerns about this situation have been taken very seriously. I'm sorry if we initially left you with the impression that they weren't. The details you have provided regarding our service have helped us to identify areas where we need improvement.
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Dubai PhotoWalk!

    Trey Ratcliff
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    See you soon in Dubai! I’m going back to Germany for a spell then stopping in Dubai for a few days. Let’s do a PhotoWalk! It will be on Monday, March 16, at 5 PM. It’s a family-friendly and all are welcome. All camera types too, from mobile phones to DSLRs — this is just a fun chance to get together, learning some things, and take some new sorts of photos! Google+ Event FB Event Location: TBD (still deciding) Date: March 16 Time to meet: 5 PM Hashtag: #TRDubai2015 Skill Level: ALL! If it’s your first photowalk, don’t be afraid, this is the case for Most people…
  • The Pond in Ophir, New Zealand

    Trey Ratcliff
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    No time for Reviews I’m sorry that I haven’t been writing many reviews for you lately. I’ve been running around working on too many projects and taking a ton of photos. One of the first things that slips off the list is New Reviews. I’ve got all kinds of new fun stuff I’m testing, but I just don’t have enough time. You know how it goes. I don’t want to hire someone to write the reviews either… I kind of like everything here being in my own voice, you know? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I am behind… sorry about that! Daily Photo…
  • March 1 – The First-of-the-Month Lightroom Preset party continues!

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    March 1, a Fresh Pack! For 24 hours on the first day of each month, I release a new Lightroom Pack at half price ($2.50). It went great for Jan and Feb so let’s keep the party going! See more on the Lightroom Presets page! Today’s photo below was made with one of the presets. Each pack always includes a Black & White preset, and this is one of them. Daily Photo – Super Hef Comes to the Rescue! We were camping out in a valley near a glacier on the main continent of Antarctica. We were only supposed to be there for three nights, but bad weather came in. It was not quite a…
  • London PhotoWalk Recap!

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    First announced in the Newsletter? What? You didn’t already read this in the newsletter? Oh no! Be sure to subscribe for free here! Not your last chance to win a DJI Inspire Quadcopter! Even if you were not the Grand Prize winner in London, you can still win by dropping a comment on the YouTube video below. It’s a crazy one where I dressed up like a pilot with Kai in Hong Kong… what a fun guy and fun video! PhotoWalk Recap! Here’s a great photo of the crowd before the London photowalk. It’s hard to see me, but do you see that statue of the Holy Crusader holding…
  • An Infinity of Lupins

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Any Good Yoga YouTube Channels? If you know of any good channels that have good yoga stuff, let me know! I’m always looking for good new routines… I like a bit of variety sometimes! Daily Photo – An Infinity of Lupins Yay, my favorite flowers were blooming here just before I went through the Lindis Pass. There are a series of meadows and forests as you approach the pass, and it's one of the best areas in New Zealand to see these flowers. They go on for miles and miles and beyond. The Lindis Pass is the place you cross the Southern Alps as you drive from Central Otago up…
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  • Please Don’t Pay Full Price for these 11 Photography Items

    Jim Harmer
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Photography is not a cheap hobby, but it doesn’t have to be nearly as expensive as most think it is.  Over the last 5 years that I’ve been running Improve Photography, I’ve been hunting down the very best cheap and inexpensive alternatives to photography, which I share in the recommended gear section of the site.  Here are some of my favorite finds, all of which except for #2 I have personally tested and save money with regularly. If you buy all these items,…
  • Best Hard Drive for Photographers

    Jeff Harmon
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Professional and hobbyist photographers alike face a common problem – storage space.  This article explains which brand is the best hard drive for photographers to use for long-term storage of their irreplaceable photo library. The Answer For long-term storage of a photo library, photographers should consider the following: Use 2TB or 4TB SATA III (6GB/s) 7,200 RPM 3.5” (not the 2.5” drives for laptops) drive(s) with 64MB cache (avoid the 3TB size). Avoid “green”…
  • Shoot Report: Photos from the I.P. Oregon Coast Workshop

    Jim Harmer
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Just a few of the photographers on the trip. We never got a group photo with some of those who didn’t make it down to the Redwoods. Last week I had the pleasure of holding a completely free photography workshop with 55 readers of in Oregon. On this page I want to share a play-by-play of some of my photos from the trip, but if you’re looking for full tutorials on how each one of the photos is made, complete with “before Photoshop”…
  • Bad Reviews Scam?

    Jeff Harmon
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. There appears to be a scam running in the United States right now specifically targeting photographers of all types.  The scam isn’t entirely consistent from photographer to photographer, but goes something like this: A seemingly random email inquires about your services A second seemingly unrelated email offering “reputation management services” encourages you to keep their contact info – just in case. A series of fake, angry “clients” send emails about how…
  • Translucent Mirror? What’s That? Stunning Landscape & Wildlife Photography with Alan Shadduck! [IP111]

    Darin Mellor
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin sits down with a stunning Landscape & Wildlife Photographer, Alan Shadduck, who shoots with Sony SLT Cameras.  – Not it is not a mirrorless system!  Alan & Darin dive into the world of Sony’s A99 & A77 MKII SLT Cameras to discover more about this rarely discussed camera system. What’s in this episode: A look into Sony’s other offerings besides their Mirroreless E-Mount offerings. What is a translucent mirror & what purpose does it…
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  • Sony A7II

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    Sony's A7II update brings in-body 5-axis image stabilization and a more robust body that's the same height and width, just a bit thicker and 100g heavier. The post Sony A7II appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 401 – Photoshop Turns 25!

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    On this episode of TWiP, Syl Arena and Derrick Story join Frederick to discuss the Ansel Adams act that was recently introduced to Congress. Plus details emerge about the next version of Lightroom, Peter Lik racks up a 1/2 billion in print sales and Adobe Photoshop celebrates it's 25th birthday. The post TWiP 401 – Photoshop Turns 25! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 002 – Layers, Layers, Layers! with Lesa Snider

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Photoshop author Lesa Snider shares her favorite Photoshop tips for using layers to avoid common photo-editing mistakes. The post TheFIX 002 – Layers, Layers, Layers! with Lesa Snider appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 23: Q&A and Street Challenge

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    This week my guest and I answer questions about B&W processing and how we get over jet-lag and get motivated to go out and shoot in a new location. The post Street Focus 23: Q&A and Street Challenge appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 18: In Bruges

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    Andy McSweeney has made his home in Bruges, Belgium since 2002. He shares his extensive knowledge of the city to help you plan your own photo trip to Bruges. The post Your Itinerary 18: In Bruges appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Should you clean your lens?
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:13 am
      One ride in the back of a pickup truck on a dirt road and your lens could end up like this. It’s looks a lot like sandpaper, doesn’t it? And that exactly how that grit will behave if you rub it with cloth. I hesitate to even discuss lens cleaning; I risk turning you into one of those lens cleaning fanatics simply by broaching the subject and that’s the last thing I want to do. I want you to leave your lens alone. But the time will come when the build-up of daily life needs to be removed and you need to do it carefully. What you... (read more)
  • Lowepro launches Echelon, a luxurious lineup of premium camera bags
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
        Yesterday, Lowepro announced Echelon, a new, limited-edition lineup of luxury camera bags. Sleek in design and constructed of premium materials, the Echelon lineup marks Lowepro’s first endeavor into the high-end bag market. The Echelon lineup is offered as a three-piece collection and consists of a roller for gear-heavy photographers, an attaché for those carrying less gear and a briefcase for a laptop and accessories. For materials, the Echelon lineup doesn’t skimp on tossing in all the... (read more)
  • Camera Deals of the Day: $200 off new Nikon D7200, Price Drops on Canon 5D3 ($2499), 6D ($1399), 7D ($849) and more!
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
        If you've been waiting to jump on the Canon train or to upgrade your current Canon DSLR, now's the time, as they have just announced big price drops on some of their most popular DSLRs. Both the Canon 5D Mark III and 6D bodies and kits have dropped in price, as has the older, yet powerful Canon 7D. Retailers are also adding extra discounts to make the deals even sweeter. Also, this just in: While the Nikon D7200 was just announced last night, there is already a $200 instant rebate on pre-orders over at Adorama! Plus a bunch more... (read more)
  • What is Bounce Flash?
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
      This is a big-time professional studio look and it was done with one little flash pointed at a wall to right. The entire wall becomes a large light source and produces a soft, flattering effect. There are big light sources and there are small light sources. I’m not talking about bright and dim here. I’m talking about size relative to the subject. A cloudy sky is really one big large white light. By comparison, the sun is a small light—it’s a point light source. The cloudy sky makes soft shadows—if any at all. The sun makes... (read more)
  • Apple reveals global ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ advertising campaign and gallery
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
        Apple has unveiled a new advertising campaign and accompanying gallery, titled ‘Shot on iPhone 6’. As the name suggests, the campaign will feature photographs from 77 different artists, whose work will be displayed on billboards and posters in 70 cities, across 24 countries to showcase the camera capabilities of Apple's flagship smartphone. Unlike other advertising campaigns, these photographers weren’t hired, nor were the photographs commissioned by Apple. Instead, Apple sorted through thousands of images published online by... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 04 March 2015, Wednesday

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM. NEW: Canon 24mm f/2.8 IS Review.  
  • 02 March 2015, Monday

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon D7200 and 18-140mm VR. NEW: Nikon D7200. Adds NFC and Wi-Fi to the D7100.   Also new from Nikon: Nikon ME-W1 Wireless Stereo Microphone: $246.95. You put it up close, and it sends audio to your camera for recording. Nikon COOLPIX P900: $599.95.   Sigma Rebates Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Cameras - USA Warranty: $799.00 after $270 Instant Rebate (Reg $1069.00) Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG APO OS (Optical Stabilizer) HSM AutoFocus Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon AF Cameras - USA Warranty: $799.00 after $270…
  • 01 March 2015, Sunday

    28 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon Steals! Canon has dumped a lot of prices for March: Canon 5D Mark III now $2,499.00 at Adorama and at B&H. Canon 5D Mark III with 24-105 L: $3,099 at B&H. Canon 5D Mark III with 24-70/4 L IS: $3,249 at B&H. Canon 6D now $1,399.00 at Adorama and at B&H. Canon 6D with 24-105 STM: now $1,799.00 at B&H. Canon 6D with 24-105 L: now $1,999 at B&H. Canon 7D Mark II now $1,699.00 at Adorama. Canon 70D now $999.00 at Adorama. Canon 7D $849 at B&H. Canon 7D with 28-135 IS: $949 at B&H. Canon Rebel SL1 now $399 at Adorama. Canon Rebel T5 with 18-55mm IS II: now…
  • 27 February 2015, Friday

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy It's a little hard to believe that Leonard Nimoy passed away today since his characters and art are so timeless. If you didn't already know, he was a very serious fine-art photographer, have studied at UCLA and created work extensively since the Star Trek series.   NEW: Take Your Vacation Don't let your boss steal your vacation from you; take it and take pictures! I don't know about where you work, but it's 23º F (-5º C) right now at lunchtime here in New York, so anyone who'd rather go to work than use their accrued vacation must be batty. It was 80ºF…
  • 26 February 2015, Thursday

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    UPDATED: Canon 5D Mark IV forecast   Watch the Making of an Iconic Photograph Here is a short documentary about the making of the Earthrise photo as shot by our astronauts on Christmas Eve, 1968. What they guy who pulled together this data doesn't understand is that Hasselblads shoot with "magazines." Magazines are interchangeable metal film holders. These magazines are light-tight and let you swap different kinds of film at any time on to the back of any camera. In this case, the guys usually shoot B&W, and only use color when it's needed. In this case, it's hilarious to…
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  • Traveling Photographer_NYC has Posted

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

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

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

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

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

  • Life After Luminous

    Valerie Millett
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:10 pm
    “Thus, the task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees.” Arthur Schopenhauer In the summer of 2014, I was fortunate and honored to be featured by The Luminous Landscape in an essay entitled, “Portrait Of An Emerging Photographer“.  The timing was such that it coincided almost to the day of learning of my very first major publication. The Black & White issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, August 2014,  in a feature about Yosemite National Park.  The trip to Yosemite had been in back of…
  • The Nature Of Creativity

    Steve Gosling
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:41 am
    Bamburgh-Dawn Defining Creativity What is creativity? It’s a term widely used in the photographic world but one that is open to a variety of interpretations & definitions. So before I can write an article on the topic I ought to clarify what I mean when I use the word. A simple dictionary definition gives us “characterised by originality of thought; having or showing imagination” (taken from the Collins Concise English Dictionary). When I talk of creativity in the context of photography I have in mind the production of a photograph that moves beyond a pictorial record of…
  • Silo City – Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Kevin Raber
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Silo City, Buffalo, NY I enjoy photography and I love doing landscape photography. It’s the one form of photography that I have never grown bored with or felt burned out on.  Shooting landscapes allows me to slow down and see the scene as well as think about what I want to convey in the final image.  There are times though that I like to dive into another area of interest to me.  Urbex photography – the exploration of urban decay and abandoned things.  It’s a form of landscape photography but involves shooting an aging and decaying manmade landscape. Under The Silos In May…
  • Iceland Above and Below By Hans Strand – Book Review

    Michael Williams
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    Iceland – Above & Below Foreword by Art Wolfe Photography by Hans Strand Triplekite Publishing ISBN: 978-0-957 6345-8-9 Iceland Above & Below is first and foremost simply a beautiful book. This large coffee table volume represents many years and many trips to Iceland by Swedish photographer Hans Strand. It is a book of images with very little technical information about each one. Beautifully printed with a wrap-around color cover in a hardbound binding, this is a volume that screams pick me up and look at me when it is resting on the table. In his brief foreword, Art Wolfe…
  • The Epson V850 Pro Scanner in Context

    Mark Segal
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    New scanner models that claim properties of high resolution and high dynamic range for scanning film always raise considerable interest these days, because there is a dearth of choice on the new product market, while the highly-reputed models of the past have become costly legacy items. Hence when Epson provided me the opportunity to review the new model V850 Pro, the controversies sprang to mind regarding how well a flatbed scanner could compare with high quality dedicated film scanners and whether you need to spend a fortune to get very usable results from a scanner. These issues remain…
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    The Online Photographer

  • Blog Note

    Michael Johnston
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    SNAFU: I'm very late getting the Featured Comments up for "Kryn's Camera." I loaded them in but navigated away from the screen before hitting "Publish." Sorry for the mix-up—they're up now. Mike, TOP Bottlewasher and Bob Cratchit
  • The Old Question, Revisited

    Michael Johnston
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    Introduction: Recently I mentioned, a couple of times, the formulation "successful art convinces" or words to that effect. I was sure I'd written about the idea before, but I couldn't say where or when. So I've been doing a little digging through the archives. I couldn't find anything on the new TOP or the old TOP, or in the old Sunday Morning Photographer, or anywhere else online, and it wasn't easy coming up with anything from my magazine days either. I did find this. It was published in Camera & Darkroom magazine in 1993. At the time I had recently…
  • The Blurb Experience

    Michael Johnston
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:51 pm
    In response to the "Strong Color" post featuring Rodger Kingston's book Looking for Edward Hopper, Chester Williams wrote: Rodger, how has the Blurb experience been for you? Was the printing and color reproduction to your satisfaction? I was very impressed with your images. Here's Rodger's answer: Chester, this is my third book with Blurb. I've been very happy with them and, equally importantly, no one who has bought one of my books has ever had a single complaint about  production quality. I'm always careful to upload high quality JPEGs, and have never had…
  • Video Monday: Cameras Cameras Cameras

    Michael Johnston
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    Stanley Kubrick's cameras: One of the few films among the works of art I've "engaged" with over my lifetime was Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon. The film was based on the novel Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray, the first true occurrence of the "antihero" in English literature. It was and is a ravishing visual feast and a particularly effective conjuring of the past in a modern work of art. If you're interested in the psychological basis of the story, I highly recommend Mark Crispin Miller's essential critical essay…
  • Kryn's Camera

    Michael Johnston
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Following our discussion of the Leica Correspondent, a.k.a. the Leikravitz, I got the following lovely photo and note from Misha Erwitt, reproduced here with permission: Hello Mike, This is something like what Lenny Kravitz must have seen when being photographed by the late great wildman Jim Marshall, though Jim was more likely using an M4. The M3 pictured here is my favorite camera given to me (after intensive lobbying on my part) by my father after it sat unused in a drawer in his equipment closet for a few years. He bought it from Kryn Taconis's widow at the Magnum office in New York.
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    Nikonians News

  • Size does matter

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am has always been a user-driven community. Whenever our members show interest in enhancing our site, we take notice. Our founders have acted on your needs ---
  • Nikonians Academy piling up the kudos

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Photography workshop sessions often rely on positive feedback to generate interest and Rick Hulbert has been hauling in the goods. He just finished his Urban and Street Photography workshop in Charleston, SC to glowing reviews. Check out this message sent to Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen from one of his participants:
  • Academy highlights stretch into warmer weather

    17 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has an update on current and future workshops, concluding with one his favorites — the Iceland Birds and Landscapes Photo Adventure. This week, a group of photographers descends on Charleston, South Carolina for what is destined to be a fantastic Urban and Street Photography workshop with Rick Hulbert.
  • Berger Bros. February specials for Nikonians ends soon

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Nikon gear is now available with extra bargains attached, thanks to manufacturer rebates and our own special connection with the folks at Berger Bros. Camera.
  • Scheduled maintenance 15-FEB-2015 08:00h UTC for 30 minutes

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    We are doing some planned maintenance on our systems Sunday 15-FEB-2015 08:00h UTC (03:00 AM EST). We expect the maintenance not to take more than 30 minutes. In this period of time, will not be reachable.
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    Imaging Insider

  • iSelfie Two – Remote Control another iOS device to take Picture or Video (Imaging Insider)
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:27 am
    Tweet Wimlog today introduces iSelfie Two 1.0, its new remote selfie video cam. Using device-to-device WiFi, iSelfie Two wirelessly connects with another iOS device to remote take photos or video. One device acts as camera host, while the other device acts as the remote control. Once connected, the remote controller is able trigger the camera host to take picture or video, with delay timer. With live camera preview on both devices, the app does not require 3G or a WiFi router to connect. Hong Kong, Hong Kong – While Apple Watch is not yet released, one of the most exciting features is…
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Tweet Spider Holster continues to introduce convenient, reliable solutions to meet photographers’ every need in every shooting scenario Ithaca, NY—February 24, 2015—Spider Camera Holster (, makers of unique, ergonomic camera-carrying solutions for photographers, today announced the launch of the Spider Monkey Rain Cover and Water Bottle Holder. The newest additions to Spider Holster’s professional line of photography accessories, the Spider Monkey Rain Cover and Water Bottle Holder provide a level of protection, reliability and convenience that Spider Holster…
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Tweet More than 10,000 screens were cleaned, polished, and protected with WHOOSH! Screen Shine over the four-day show. TORONTO, CANADA, February 10, 2015 — If there was any doubt that Tech Hygiene was one of the major story lines of CES 2015, it was put to rest today with the announcement by WHOOSH! Inc. CEO Jason Greenspan that an estimated 10,000 mobile device screens were cleaned and polished with WHOOSH! Screen Shine throughout the four-day show. “By any measure, CES 2015 was the most successful show in the three-year history of the company,” Greenspan said today. “Our…
  • Datacolor Announces CHECK 3 Portable spectrophotometer continues tradition of best-in-class colorimetric performance (Imaging Insider)
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Tweet LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. — Datacolor, a global leader in color management solutions, today announced the launch of the CHECK 3 portable spectrophotometer. The completely redesigned CHECK 3 builds on Datacolor’s history of providing world-class portable spectrophotometers for the formulation and quality control needs of color professionals in the paint, coatings, plastic and textile industries. The instrument delivers industry leading color measurement performance, while offering excellent correlation to Datacolor’s world-renowned 600 series of benchtop instruments. CHECK 3 features…
  • MeFOTO Introduces SideKick360 Plus Smartphone Adapter In Twelve Colors (Imaging Insider)
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:40 am
    Tweet   The new “adorkable” SideKick360 Plus is designed for ginormous phones and enhances mobile photography and filmmaking with its Arca-Swiss style quick-mounting base for attaching directly to a tripod. North White Plains, NY – February 10, 2015 – MeFOTO today announced the SideKick360 Plus, a smartphone adapter for the new generation of ginormous phones. It provides mobile photographers and filmmakers with mobile device support allowing them to make sharp photos, videos, time-lapse sequences and long exposures. The colorful smartphone adapter will be available in 12 metallic…
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  • Flashpoint 7′ Auto Stand Mini Review

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Light stands aren’t something I get terribly excited about. But inexpensive light stands that offer great bang for the buck do peak my interest. Adorama just announced the Flashpoint Auto Stand, available in both 7’ ( and 9’ ( models. At $50 and $70 respectively, these stands are affordable by even the most frugal photographer, yet offer some of the utility of much more expensive stands. I got my hands on the 7-foot model so this review applies only to that model – but one could assume it might hold for the…
  • Aperture To Lightroom: Inside My First Steps

    Lisa Robinson
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Over the last few months I’ve been slowly mourning my loss of Apple’s support for Aperture and coming to grips with my inevitable move to Adobe Lightroom (you can read the beginning of my journey here). Today, I’m continuing my series on transitioning from Aperture to Lightroom from my non technical, Aperture perspective. I like to bring a non-technical view to things because there are a zillion technical articles out there where you can find every detail already. It’s been done. But for those of us whose eyes glaze over every time someone talks numbers & letters,…
  • Being An Artist

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Being an artist means: you’re doing human, generous work, that might not work, that changes someone else for the better. Those are the four elements. – Seth GodinFiled under: Photography
  • Mini Review: Drobo USB 3.0 4-Bay Storage Array

    Pamela Ann Berry
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    I was pretty excited when I received my new Drobo. I’m brand new to Drobo and how they work and heard some pretty good things about them so to finally get one in my hands is a big deal for me. I’m always in need of more space and backups because not only do I do photography but I keep busy shooting and editing videos. I have used a variety of hard drives and backups in the past and I can say hands down, Drobo was easiest set up I’ve ever done. The Unboxing I open the box and the 1st thing I see is a white box that says, “Welcome to the World of…” Then you…
  • Make it Happen, or Let it Happen: Which Photographer Are You?

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some believe photographers shouldn’t be seen nor heard during a shoot, they should blend into the background capturing candid shots.Others believe in order to get the shot, you cause a reaction to make it happen. With my outgoing personality, I tend to make the shot happen but I also know the value of blending in and waiting for a special moment to unfold, letting it happen. It’s up to you to decided which photographer you need to be for the situation presented to you. Making it Happen During a golf event for an accounting firm, I started to get bored taking the traditional team photo…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Luciano Checco: The Other Singapore

    Leica Internet Team
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    A passionate humanist and documentary photographer, Luciano Checco was born in Aosta, Italy in 1954, moved to Singapore in 1992, and is now Vice President of a German company that supplies equipment to the oil and gas industry. This is the story of how he created a portfolio that exposes the exploitation and human misery [...]
  • Ben Molina: Appropriately Untitled

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    Ben Molina is a graphic designer currently based in the Bay Area in California. His work has been featured in several group shows and local publications in California. Currently, he is also part of a major street photography exhibition in Manila in the Philippines. In 2014, his “Now Here, Nowhere” slideshow was among those featured [...]
  • Edouard Elias: The Foreigners

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Since the end of 2013, France has sent more than 1200 soldiers to the Central African Republic – including a large number of foreign legionnaires. They come from different countries and fight for a common cause: the end of the civil war. Photographer Edouard Elias accompanied the troops. We spoke with him about his motivation, [...]
  • Lorenzo Tugnoli: The Little Book of Kabul

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    The photographer Lorenzo Tugnoli set out for Kabul with the author, Francesca Recchia, to do a portrait of the city’s creative scene for a very special book project. In their “The Little Book of Kabul,” they show that Afghanistan has more to offer than just war and destruction. The full portfolio can be found in [...]
  • Tom Stoddart: My Favorite Portrait

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Leica Camera will be present at The Photography Show being held in Birmingham, England on March 21-24. The Photography Show takes place in hall 5 at the NEC and you can visit Leica at stand C31. There are a host of events planned including talks and demos by Tom Stoddart, Wayne Johns, Matt Stuart and Richard [...]
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  • Last Minute Sale: WPPI Specials (planetMitch)
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:44 am
    In this installment of “Whoa, Stuff on Sale,” we cull items on sale from B&H like the Panasonic GH4 in honor of The Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference+Expo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.  Call it the WPPI Specials event. The WPPI event ends this week, so last chance to get some discounts and/or free stuff coinciding with the show (some only good through tomorrow, but as always, check details). We’ve chosen to highlight items we think will appeal to planet5D readers in particular, including $600 price drops on some Canon gear , $100 instant savings for Zeiss…
  • BAM! Canon Drops Prices on 5D Mk III, 6D – Plus Add’l Instant $300 Savings (planetMitch)
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    It’s always nice when Canon drops prices.  The price for the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body drops $300 from $3,099 to $2,799; for a limited time, you can take off another $300, bringing it down to $2,499. And that’s not all… If you’ve been waiting for the right time to pick up a Canon EOS 5D Mark III or Canon EOS 6D, this is probably it – today the 5D Mark III is $600 less than it was a week ago, while the 6D is $400 less. Canon Drops Prices on Lens Kits, Too Care for some fries – I mean, L glass or Canon’s new full frame STM lens — with that, and you may be in luck…
  • PocketSKATER²: Are Skaters The Next Sliders? (planetMitch)
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    We recently learned about the eMotimo cart, and now close on its heels is edelkrone’s manual take on the same idea, the PocketSKATER². Is this the next hot space for dynamic camera movement? edelkrone makes uniquely designed and beautifully machined small black things for cameras – and outstanding product launch videos to match. They’ve pruned their line and sharpened their focus, which now consists of their SLIDERPLUS and associated TARGET and ACTION modules; their two FOCUS follow focus models; their MONITOR/EVF holder; and now their refreshed POCKET series (including the POCKETRIG²…
  • Carbon-Envy: ARRI Introduces ALEXA Mini, And I Want One (planetMitch)
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 am
    The ALEXA Mini provokes the same feeling I had decades ago when I first saw the Rollei 6006 medium format single lens reflex: I may not be good enough for it, but if I just hold it, I’ll learn from it and get better. I promise. We don’t expect the just-announced ARRI ALEXA Mini to be on most people’s short list of cameras to buy next, because there are much, much less expensive alternatives more consistent with their (our) skills, budget and clientele. But I wouldn’t be surprised to find a copy of this Mini someday sitting in the permanent exhibition of someplace like the Museum of…
  • $200,000 Worth of Prizes? Holy My RØDE Reel 2015 Short Film Competition! (planetMitch)
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    Last year’s inaugural My RØDE Reel competition brought in over 1,000 entries from almost 80 countries. This year, the pot has been dramatically sweetened, making My RØDE Reel 2015  the coolest candy store of motivation for filmmakers out there. Somebody’s got to win it, so why not you? And even if you don’t, you’ll be richer for the experience in other ways. RØDE has assembled an A-list set of judges (Rodney Charters, Vincent LaForet, Philip Bloom, Ryan Connolly) and mouth-watering prizes from top manufacturers (Atomos, Freefly, BlackMagic, Carl Zeiss, Miller, RedRock Micro,…
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    PMA Newsline

  • On the PMA Podcast: TraDigital with Tim Whitley

    Jennifer Kruger
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    You can morph traditional and digital for “TraDigital” success. Have you been misled to believe traditional media is dead? That nobody watches TV anymore? That broadcast radio is off the air? That newspapers aren’t even used for birdcage liners anymore? That’s not what’s really happening. Do you know how to use “old” media in the […]
  • Hear Georgia’s live radio interview Tuesday at 8:19 am PT

    Jennifer Kruger
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    Be sure to listen tomorrow at 8:19 am Pacific Time, when PMA CEO Georgia McCabe will be featured on “Carlos & Dayna,” a radio show airing on CBS NewsRadio 100.5 FM, KXNT, in Las Vegas. If you are outside of the listening area, you can tune in to her interview online. Just click the “Listen […]
  • IEEE updating image quality ratings

    Paul Worthington
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    IEEE says its industry-wide effort will “develop and deliver a standardized, metrics-based rating system for mobile device image quality” — and they’re asking others to join in the effort. “Stakeholders globally… (are) invited to participate,” says the professional organization dedicated to advancing technology. “The IEEE Camera Phone Image Quality conformity assessment steering committee is engaging […]
  • Nikon zooms 83x; updates SLR

    Paul Worthington
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The new Coolpix P900 has a built-in 24-2000mm lens — an “exciting long zoom” that Nikon says is “capable of reaching previously unimaginable distances.” Also, the Snapbridge function shares images from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built in WiFi and Near Field Communication. The 16-megapixel camera snaps 7 frames per second. It also has […]
  • PMA has a new home — here’s how to reach us

    Jennifer Kruger
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Just in case you missed the message we sent out to members last week, I wanted to be sure to share some exciting news! PMA has a new home. We have partnered with an award-winning professional association management firm, called Coulter, to collaborate with the PMA Board of Directors and CEO Georgia McCabe to strategically […]
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • Go Green Photo Special

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

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

    27 Mar 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Catching up with all of my shoots from my LA trip a month ago (!) and here’s a photo I shot of male model Travis W. He’s a really cool dude with some amazing ink and I got to learn the story behind each of them. I love photographing decorated canvases. If you’ve got a cool tattoo you want shot in a vintage style, contact me!
  • Promotional photos for HTYAE “Much Ado About Nothing”

    20 Feb 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Another fantastic shoot for the Hawaii Theatre and their Young Actors Ensemble. Many thanks to the brilliant director Eden-Lee, the Hawaii Theatre lighting guru Vince for his assistance and of course the talented youth!
  • Headshots of Comedian Misha Han

    10 Feb 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A fun collaboration with my friend Misha Han who moved to the East Coast to be funny and stuff. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeNotReally.
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  • Nikon's New ME-W1: a Water Resistant Bluetooth Microphone

    William Chambers
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:34 am
    Alongside their D7100 and P900 announcements, Nikon released a new wireless lavalier microphone, the ME-W1. This weather resistant mic is powered by two AAA batteries, and uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to compatible Nikon cameras that include a microphone input jack (including D-series, Nikon 1, and Coolpix cameras); with a range of about 50 meters. The new mic will start shipping sometime this month, with a MSRP of $249.95. Visit the Nikon website to learn more. 
  • The D7200: Nikon's Newest Enthusiast DSLR

    William Chambers
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Nikon has really upped their game with the announcement of the new D7200. Occupying their mid-range, enthusiast category, the D7200 is packed with features and performance that will please enthusiasts and semi-professionals alike. These include a 24-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor (which they chose to forgo the optical low-pass filter for increased detail and resolution), their EXPEED 4 image processor (which allows the camera to capture images at up to 6fps, along with full 1080p HD video recording), and, of course, their Snapbridge wireless connectivity (which offers Wi-Fi and NFC…
  • New Mega-Zoom from Nikon Packs an 83x Optical Zoom Lens

    William Chambers
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Yes, that's no typo! Nikon has just announced the Coolpix P900, which is quite possibly the most impressive mega-zoom camera from them to date. This "compact" camera boasts an astounding 83x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent zoom range of 24 - 2000mm! If that's not enough to get you excited, they've packed the P900 with loads of appealing features, such as Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction), which offers up to 5 stops of compensation, as well as their Snapbridge wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi & NFC), and a 16-megapixel CMOS image sensor. To learn more about…
  • Panasonic Announces Two New Micro Four Thirds Lenses

    William Chambers
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Panasonic has just released two new lenses, designed for use with their Micro Four Thirds Lumix cameras; like the new DMC-GF7. The new offerings include the Lumix G 30mm MACRO lens and the Lumix G 42.5mm Portrait lens. The 42.5mm Portrait offers an equivalent focal length of 85mm (perfect for portraiture photography), along with a fast maximum aperture of f/1.7 and their POWER O.I.S. system. The 30mm MACRO offers a minimum focus distance of 4.13 inches from the front of the lens, as well as a 60mm equivalent focal length, f/2.8 maximum aperture, and their proven MEGA O.I.S.
  • Blipfoto and Polaroid Team Up to Form Polaroid Blipfoto - a Unique Photo Sharing Social Network

    William Chambers
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Blipfoto, a growing social networking website that started in the UK, has teamed up with Polaroid to launch globally under the name Polaroid Blipfoto. Unlike Instagram and other popular photo sharing networks, Blipfoto only allows users to upload one photo per day. This encourages users to focus on quality and creativity by choosing just a single photograph from their day to share, creating a unique photo journal of one's life. What started out 10 years ago as a personal project for founder Joe Tree, has transformed into something profound. Users have used Blipfoto to document their…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit: Michael Friberg: GQ / By the Olive Trees

    Heidi Volpe
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    GQ Design Director: Fred Woodward Director of Photography: Krista Prestek Photographer: Michael Friberg    I’d imagine shooting highly produced live performance of a legendary rock band could be anyone’s dream assignment; it’s about the access, up close and personal. What type of obstacles did you run into on this assignment? I’m too young to really have any real knowledge of Motley Crue other than what I’ve seen on VH1 specials about their legendary debauchery. In highschool I grew up going to punk and hardcore shows in abandoned warehouses and rented…
  • The Daily Promo – Arkan Zakharov

    Heidi Volpe
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Arkan Zakharov Who Printed it? This was printed on a sheet-fed press in Toronto. Who Designed and edited the images? I designed and did all press prep on this book, all editing done by me as well. How Many did you make? I did a run of 170 copies. 150 were quarter folded for easier shipping in envelopes. The remaining 20 were folded into a book which was sent in a tube to few select locations. How Many Times a year do you send out promos? This was the first time I have done a promo. I am planning on sending one out annually. ——— @heidivolpe is reaching out to photographers…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Andrew Macpherson

    Jonathan Blaustein
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:16 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I watched “Breaking Bad” for a little while, but then had to I quit. Cold Turkey. No more Heisenberg blue meth for me. No sir. I was doing a Netflix-binge-watch-thing, and made it into the beginning of Season 3. Darker and darker went the ride. Darker and darker still. All of a sudden, after one more adrenaline dump, it became clear to me. There is no happy ending here, only a vortex of misery. Redemption is not interesting to Vince Gilligan. He’s just hooking people, deeper and deeper, so that the whole show becomes a metaphor for addiction. This train…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Geoff Levy

    Suzanne Sease
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Geoff Levy How long have you been shooting? I’ve dabbled with a camera for six…
  • The Daily Edit – People Magazine Oscar Portfolio: Brenna Britton

    Heidi Volpe
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
          People Magazine Creative Director: Andrea Dunham Director of Photography: Catriona Ni Aolain Deputy Photography Director & Multimedia: Christine Ramage Deputy Photo Editor-Entertainment: Brenna Britton Deputy Design Director: Dean Markadakis- Designed this layout Photographer+Director: Peggy Sirota Heidi: We all know Peggy is a star, what was it specifically that made you choose her? Brenna: Creative Director, Andrea Dunham, Director of Photography Catriona Ni Aolain, Deputy Director Christine Ramage, and myself wanted Peggy for her signature style, which means…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikon D7200 additional coverage

    [NR] admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:42 am
    The new Nikon D7200 will start shipping on March 19th according to B&H, Adorama and Amazon UK (the press release stated early April release): The new Nikon ME-W1 wireless microphone is water resistant: Nikon D7200 sealing: Additional Nikon D7200 videos (see also this post for more videos): Related posts: Nikon D7200 announcement tomorrow, additional details Nikon D7200, P900 cameras now available for pre-order Nikon D7200 DSLR camera officially announced
  • Nikon D7200 sample images

    [NR] admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:25 am
    Those are all the official Nikon D7200 sample images I could find online. Full resolution versions and EXIF data can be found at Nikon Japan and Nikon Asia: Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon D3200 sample images Nikon D600 sample images More Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR sample images
  • Nikon D7200, P900 cameras now available for pre-order

    [NR] admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:10 am
    Nikon D7200 pre-order options: Amazon Adorama B&H Best Buy WEX (UK) Jessops (UK) Amazon (Japan) Amazon (UK) Nikon Coolpix P900 pre-order options: Amazon Adorama B&H WEX (UK) Jessops (UK) Nikon ME-W1 wireless microphone: Amazon Adorama B&H Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: The latest Nikon D7200 and Coolpix P900 rumored specifications Nikon CP+ announcement: D7200, J5, P900, AW130, P610, L840, S9900, S7000 and S3700 cameras Reminder: possible Nikon…
  • Nikon D7200 vs. D7100 specifications comparison

    [NR] admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:32 pm
    Specifications comparison between the new Nikon D7200 and the D7100 courtesy of Nikon USA: Nikon D7200 Nikon D7100 Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 12, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Image Comment Location Display Movie Playback Movie Slideshow Photo Information Playback with Zoom Slideshow Auto Image Rotation Full-Frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Image Comment Movie Playback Movie Slideshow Playback with Zoom Slideshow Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View…
  • Nikon D7200 introduction videos

    [NR] admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Nikon D7200 introduction videos: Nikon D7200: Product Tour Nikon D7200: Forget You Not Nikon D7200: Flat Picture Control Nikon D7200: Creative Lighting System Nikon D7200 Behind the Scenes: Sur Argentina, A Visual Odyssey Nikon D7200: Sur Argentina, A Visual Odyssey Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon D7200 rumored specifications Nikon D7200 announcement tomorrow, additional details Nikon D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canon Has Funds, Willingness for More M&As After Axis: CEO

    Canon Rumors
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    (Reuters) – Canon Inc (7751.T) Chief Executive Fujio Mitarai said his company had the funds and willingness for more acquisitions this year after a planned 23.6 billion Swedish crown ($2.8 billion) takeover of network video surveillance leader Axis AB (AXIS.ST). Mitarai has been leading efforts to find higher-growth businesses to complement Canon’s imaging expertise, and help the Japanese company expand beyond a camera market under attack from smartphones sporting competitive image-capturing capabilities. Canon’s offer for Axis represented a premium of nearly 50 percent to…
  • Next L Lens From Canon Will be a Prime [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    We’re told that the next L lens from Canon will be a prime and it will be coming in late summer/early fall of this year. While the source wasn’t sure what lens was coming for sure, they did let us know that prototypes for a replacement of the 35L were out there. This has been a long rumoured lens for replacement, with multiple patents for the optical formula throughout the years. For the moment, lens production capacity is what will dictate when new lenses are announced. The brand new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II has been out of stock around the globe at major retailers for a…
  • Canon EOS 70D Best Camera to Use to Shoot a Weasel on a Woodpecker

    Canon Rumors
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:34 am
    Martin’s incredible image has been viewed more than 1.5 million times on the Buzzfeed website (above) since he shot it on Monday afternoon [Photo credit: Martin Le-May] Apparently the Canon EOS 70D is the best camera to use if you want to capture a weasel riding the back of a woodpecker. Amateur Photographer has done an interview with Martin about his incredible capture. Martin explained that he used a Canon EOS 70D and 300mm f/2.8 lens and has been a photography enthusiast for the past 12 years. He captured the photo using the camera’s programme mode. Read the full interview cr
  • Lens Deals: EF 100mm f/2.8L IS, EF 24-105 f/4L IS

    Canon Rumors
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    A couple of lens deals are currently happening on ebay via BigValueInc (99% approval ) and 6ave (99% approval) Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro $797 (Reg $899 after $50 mail-in rebate) Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS $596 (Reg $1199 retail box) If you wanted a camera to go with your lens…. Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1699 (Reg $1999) cr
  • Review: Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L

    Canon Rumors
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    The flood of reviews for the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L are starting to come in. I think the theme of all the reviews is going to be the same. “Yes, it costs a lot, but it’s awesome”. I’m still waiting to receive mine, and watching other people shoot with it is not a good substitute while I wait. PetaPixel is next with their review of the lens and it includes a lot of sample images. “The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM is heavy and bulky. It is also thrice as costly as the Sigma, which offers slightly narrower focal length and less brightness. However, if image…
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    Digital Photography School

  • Win One of FOUR Online Photography Courses from New York Institute of Photography

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past few years here at dPS, we have run some of our most popular competitions with a very valued partner – the New York Institute of Photography – to give away to dPS readers handpicked photography courses. Due to popular demand, NYIP and dPS bring you yet another opportunity to win one of these valuable courses! For this competition, NYIP is giving away FOUR prizes Each will be won by a different dPS reader. Here’s what you could win: Wedding Photography Course – $999 Value Portrait Photography Course – $999 Value Travel Photography Course – $999 Value…
  • How to Retouch a Portrait with the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom

    Andrew S. Gibson
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have probably seen several portrait retouching programs advertised in magazines or online, and wondered if they were worth buying. The answer is no. I have tried out quite a few, and the truth is that the Soften Skin preset in Lightroom does just as good a job as any of them. For most photographers Lightroom’s retouching tools all are you will ever need. For high end retouching purposes you can go to Photoshop. It’s worthwhile taking some time to think about your personal approach to portrait retouching. Some photographers seem to like the airbrushed, almost plastic look of heavy…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Tripod

    Gavin Hardcastle
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Picture the scene – Bangkok airport and I’m settling into seat 16H on my short Thai Airways flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The lovely hostess hands me a hot, scented towel as I shout ”Bollocks” while slapping myself firmly on the forehead. She gives me a justified look of disdain while I apologize for my outburst and then start begging her to contact Lost & Found as soon as possible. You see, I’d stupidly left my gorgeous carbon fibre, ball head tripod, in one of those plastic trays into which all airports now force you to empty your worldly goods before…
  • Tips for Photographing Cars

    Nick Fancher
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    The scene setup – by placing parking a car in the shade of a building on a sunny day, you can use the ambient light as your main light, illuminating the contours of the vehicle. Photographing reflective surfaces is no walk in the park. So, as you can imagine, photographing cars, which are essentially just giant reflective objects, is really difficult. It comes with all the same challenges, magnifies them, and adds the new wrinkle of your subject being too heavy to reposition easily. Sounds like fun, right? It can be, and it can still be pulled off without the use of a commercial studio,…
  • Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

    Simon Ringsmuth
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really –  you look through the viewfinder (or at the LCD screen on the back of the camera), press a button with your index finger, wait for the camera to focus, and voilà! You’ve got a photo. Well, as the popular saying goes, what if I told you there was a better way? Hidden deep within the settings of most cameras is a feature called Back Button Focusing, and enabling it can transform your approach to photography. A Brief History The…
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

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

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

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

    Itai Danan
    20 May 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is…
  • Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos

    16 Feb 2014 | 2:46 am
    Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos, a set on Flickr. More information on this budget zoom camera can be found in our previous post on the Maginon SZ 24 – 24x optical zoom camera.
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • Staff vs. Independent - Why Staff Photographer Jobs are Declining and What to Do About It

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

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

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

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

    John Harrington
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Talenthouse would like you to believe that they are the “home for all creatives and art lovers.” But it seems that based on their business model and their predatory terms and conditions, Talenthouse exists for one reason: to suck the lifeblood out of the creative community. Talenthouse solicits major corporations to pay fees to Talenthouse to provide those corporations with content sourced from the creative community. To source that content for its clients (Coca Cola (NYSE:KO), Adidas (ETR:AG), Universal (NYSE:GE), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), etc), Talenthouse…
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  • Nikon D810A 36.3MP DSLR Camera

    10 Feb 2015 | 4:26 am
    Nikon Australia has announced the launch of the new Nikon D810A, an ultra-high definition 36.3-megapixel DSLR that boasts an array of features designed specifically to help hobbyists capture images of the night sky in stunning and unprecedented image quality. Able to capture astronomical subjects the emit H-alpha wavelengths of light such as nebulae and other distant galaxies in red, the Nikon D810A...
  • Nikon Adds 6 Coolpix Cameras To Line Up

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:47 am
    From portability and simplicity to dynamic and stylish, the COOLPIX P610, AW130, S9900, S7000, S33 and L840 offer extensive features with premium appeal for a customised choice for all users. Nikon Australia today announced the release of six new additions to the COOLPIX digital compact camera range, introducing the COOLPIX P610, AW130, S9900, S7000, S33 and L840...
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-50mm Lens

    6 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    Olympus Imaging Australia has today announced the new M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II super-zoom type lens for OM-D and PEN cameras. A new professional M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f1.8 PRO fisheye lens is now in development. With a compact size and a versatile wide-angle to long-telephoto *28-300mm zoom range, Olympus’ latest M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm f4.0-5.6 II lens is ideal for ‘one-lens’ travel, sport and family photography...
  • Canon EOS 5DS & 5DS R DSLR Camera

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:06 am
    Redefine what you thought possible with Canon’s new ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs Canon has expanded the legendary EOS 5D series with the arrival of the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R – a new breed of ultra-high resolution full-frame DSLRs. Expanding the renowned EOS 5D series, the EOS 5DS and the EOS 5DS R combine the image quality of medium format with the usability of the EOS...
  • Canon EOS M3 Digital Camera

    5 Feb 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The power of EOS, only smaller – the EOS M3. Canon’s most advanced compact system camera with DSLR-like performance. Canon today reveals the EOS M3 – a powerful Compact System Camera created for photographers who demand premium performance or for professional photographers to use as a secondary camera. Fusing Canon’s unrivalled image quality and DSLR...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • How to Make a Starburst Effect for Your Photographs

    Paul Escott
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    When taking a photo in light sources such as the sun, you may see that your images have a special quality on the light. This unique quality is called a starburst effect. You can use this effect to create a brilliant focal point on your image. This kind of effect is not only limited to sunlight, you can create such an effect with a variety of light sources like headlights, reflected lights and street lamps. This works especially well at night, because the numerous lights in the urban landscape can be used to create a starburst effect. What causes a starburst effect? If a light source is…
  • Adobe Creative Suite 6 vs Creative Cloud

    Paul Escott
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    Adobe launched its Creative Suite 6 back in 2012. The bad thing is that the tools inside the suite are out of reach for most people because of their prices. Even though Adobe offers discounts for people who upgrade from older releases and its software costs a lot less for some segments in the market such as teachers or students they are still quite steep. When Adobe introduced the Creative Cloud, it was received with a little uncertainty but since then the CC saw a lot of success and a lot of people started using it. Adobe Creative Suite 6 is still sold but most people now prefer the Cloud…
  • Wedding Photography Mistakes You Need to Avoid  

    Paul Escott
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    Weddings are serious events. So, if you are not actually a professional photographer yet but still want to venture in the vast world of wedding photography you need to keep your eyes open for some pieces of advice. Here you will find some of the most common photography mistakes you need to avoid if you want to master the art of photography. This list will include mistakes from both the photographer and the soon to be married couple’s points of view. Wedding Photography Mistakes From the Photographer’s Point of View 1. Not Knowing your Gear It is very important to think ahead when it…
  • 7 Wedding Photography Tips for Spring Weddings

    Paul Escott
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:27 am
    Ah, spring! The season when nature comes back to life, everything is green and love floats in the air. Many couples choose to tie the knot during spring when the weather is warm enough for a great party yet cold enough to not force men to wear short sleeved shirts. We have comprised a list with the most useful tips for wedding photography for spring weddings and we are now sharing it with you! 1. Take Advantage of the Natural Light During Spring Weddings Spring is usually the season when you have the sun on your side so why make the best out of all that natural light? Invite the married…
  • How To Shoot Digital Infrared Photography

    Paul Escott
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Image source: The colors we see are just a little portion of the light spectrum. Starting from deep red to violet, the colors occupy about 380 nanometers to 750 nanometers. Wavelengths shorter in size are called Ultraviolet and wavelengths longer than that are called Infrared. Some cameras can even capture this in the form of digital infrared photography. Even though we can’t see with the naked eye these extremities, the sensor on a camera is able to pick up on them. But for normal photography, these wavelengths can be harmful so that is why camera manufacturers put IR…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Error Code C:31:xx

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    Ahmed, is right. I saw these parts suddenly out and didnt realize they came out of my camera. Struggling to solve the C 31 problem i got here and i made it to t . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Error Code C:31:23?

    24 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Smacking it totally works! laughed at the thought but tried it anyway lol. WORKS ! SMACK YOUR CAMCORDER Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:62:10 on DSC-HX400V

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Just tried your tip. Didn't work for me. E:62:10 still flashing. There's also a grinding, halting sound when the camera is turned on and the lens extends It d . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    I simply can not believe this thread. I looked all over the net trying to find a way to correct that "Camera error please turn off then on..." error message wi . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Keychain Digital Camera (66379) - Problems

    15 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Attaching it here... in case that link ever disappears. Category: Digital Camera: Sakar
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Full UK and Ireland Availability for Panasonic LUMIX CM1

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

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

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

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

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

  • Samsung Galaxy S6

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone : Samsung announced the successor to the popular Galaxy S5. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 creates a new standard for design, craftsmanship and performance, the smartphone seamlessly blends premium materials with the most advanced Samsung technology for an unmatched mobile experience. This timeless design required first-of-its-kind glass crafting technology and unmatched quality control, setting the Galaxy S6 apart from every other mobile device on the market. The premium device aesthetics delivers true value and is complemented by a totally new interface that greatly…
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Android smartphone : Samsung announced an entirely redefined smartphone, the Galaxy S6 edge. The smartphone shows unique and outstanding beauty while also providing a solid grip and an immersive viewing experience with the world’s first curved display on both sides. Its glass body, made from the toughest glass to date, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, is available in an array of colourful jewel tones, including White Pearl, Black Sapphire, Gold Platinum, Blue Topaz and Green Emerald, which elicit a unique visual texture as it reflects natural light. This timeless design…
  • Canon EOS Rebel cameras

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:15 pm
    Canon EOS Rebel camera features : Building on the image capture functionality of their predecessors, the Canon EOS Rebel T6s and EOS Rebel T6i feature Canon's new Hybrid CMOS AF III image sensor autofocus system, which allows for high levels of speed and accuracy when capturing Full HD video or high-resolution images in Live View. This is particularly useful when capturing children playing sports, or animals in the wild, when it's imperative to get the shot at the exact moment action is happening. Helping photographers capture those special moments, the new EOS Rebel cameras have high-speed…
  • Canon EOS Rebel digital SLR cameras

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    Canon EOS Rebel D-SLR cameras : Canon USA has recently announced the addition of two new digital cameras to its 2015 EOS Rebel line-up: the Canon EOS Rebel T6s and the EOS Rebel T6i. Featuring a newly developed 24.2 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, both Canon cameras deliver the highest resolution available amongst EOS models with an APS-C format image sensor. The high-performance DIGIC 6 image processor helps provide amazing image quality and speed, so images are clear and sharp. Additionally, the EOS Rebel cameras feature built-in Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities - a first for the Canon EOS Rebel…
  • Rollei Action camcorders

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:45 am
    Rollei Actioncam 410 and Actioncam 400 : Iconic camera manufacturer Rollei has launched its 2015 Action Camcorder range which boasts improved connectivity and recording resolution. Rollei’s Action Camcorder range is the only extreme sports camera that is box-ready for any extreme endeavour, due to the impressive number of accessories included. As well as the extensive list of accessories, including the waterproof casing, bike and helmet mounts, the updated cameras now feature WiFi connectivity and 1080p recording. Jeremy Rother, UK Sales Manager at Rollei says: “With many extreme moments…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • behind the book : an interview with daniela bowker

    shutter sisters
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    We got a chance to catch up with Daniela Bowker, editor at Photocritic, and are excited to share her latest book! Shutter Sisters: Tell Us About Your Book. Daniela Bowker:  Social Photography : Make All Your Smartphone Photos One in a Billion (Ilex Press, April 2014) was conceived to help people take and share better smartphone photos. With so many images flooding a plethora of social media sites, the aim is to show people how best to use their smartphone cameras and the gamut of photography-related apps to make photos that people want to look at, and then how to share them appropriately…
  • behind the book : an interview with Honey Lazar

    shutter sisters
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    It is with great pleasure that we speak with photographer & author Honey Lazar about her inspiring and uplifting book. Shutter Sisters: Tell Us About Your Book. Honey Lazar: My book is called Loving Aunt Ruth: Recipes for A Well Lived Life. Kristin Ohlson, Author, The Soil Will Save Us, wrote the jacket text for the book, which I’ll share. Everyone wants unconditional love. Loving Aunt Ruth invites you to share in it. Ruth Moss’s life was filled with pain and loss, but she responded by reaching out to the world with love. Her niece, photographer, Honey Lazar, asked Aunt Ruth if she…
  • The Great Gear Guide

    shutter sisters
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Remember when we asked you for some of your must-have gear suggestions? Well, we are thrilled to share that the article we were working on is now in print in the December issue of Digital Photo Magazine! You’ll find it on the pages following our monthly column (Point of Focus).  You can pick up a copy at your local newsstand (which can be found at Barnes & Noble if you don’t have a local newsstand). We’re delighted to have had the chance to share selections from Leslie Adams, Holly Clark, Annie Samuels, Kristina Rust, Nancy Lennon, Tracey Clark & Julia Clark.
  • Focusing on EyeTime 2014

    shutter sisters
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Above: Different Shades of the Same Grey by Felicia Simion, EyeTime Future Voices Jury Winner For the past few years Shutter Sisters has had the privilege of helping to support the EyeTime Photo Competition hosted by the Morpholio Project. Tracey Clark was thrilled to be on the jury panel again this year.  She reflects, “It’s always so inspiring to get the opportunity to discover new photographic talent in a contest like EyeTime. Getting the chance to vote on the winners with so many creative and talented judges is such an honor.” Above: Architecture in Limbo by Ben…
  • Everyday People

    shutter sisters
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by Tara Romasanta in Alaska Above by Charlie Murdach in New Hampshire Above by Anika Toro in Tennessee Above by Stefanie Zelske in Germany Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Sarah Vasquez in Washington  
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating Backscreened Prints in Lightroom

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

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

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

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Things are a-changin’ in the world of instant prints. The new Impossible Lab turns any phone or tablet into an instant cam. Plus, Polaroids now come in round. Yeah, round. :-O Click on through then scroll along to see the latest. See Our Instant Photo Tools Roundup (...)Read the rest of New Gizmos for Instant Photo Saticfaction (0 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags:
  • Snag Yourself aPhoto Job!

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Want to take photos? (Yes!) Want to make money? (Yes!) Want to do both at once? (Double yes!) Photo jobs aren’t as rare as one may think. Whether you’re looking for a full-time gig or simply want to make a little extra cash, you just gotta know where to look and how to market yourself. So we’ve got tips to help you find work while simultaneously making it easier for employers and customers to find you. Get ready to call yourself a working photographer! Cha-ching! Photo Jobs Are Calling You! (...)Read the rest of Snag Yourself aPhoto Job! (665 words) © Taylor for…
  • You’ve Got the Talent, Now Get the Gear!

    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    You’ve been honing your skills, now it’s time to pick up some gear and elevate your phoneography talent to top-status. See Our Mobile Photography Tools Roundup! (...)Read the rest of You’ve Got the Talent, Now Get the Gear! (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags:
  • Keep Your Night Light Looking Natural

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Just ’cause the sun disappears after a certain time of day doesn’t mean your camera has to! If you prefer using natural light in your photos, then shooting after dark (both indoors and out) can feel a little intimidating. That’s why we’re here with four solutions for tricky nighttime lighting! You’ll make friends with flash, tripods, and everything else you need so your photo-taking can continue late into the night. Say goodbye to camera curfews. Night owls, rejoice! 4 Tips For Taking Photos After Dark (...)Read the rest of Keep Your Night Light Looking…
  • Make Magical Photo Special FX (no spells required)

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ta-da! We’re about to reveal our best tricks for creating magical photo effects. With a little collection of ordinary objects you can make your photos extraordinary. Turn the whole world into a whole rainbow party, transform a handful of flour into a majestic cloud, paint the night sky with light and more. Read on and you too can put the special in special effect photography. Photojojo’s Guide to Special FX Photography (...)Read the rest of Make Magical Photo Special FX (no spells required) (575 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Comparing scanned black and white film

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

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

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

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An adjunct to our main SC-P600 review that looks at printer initial set-up and installation. Includes wireless connectivity and software installation in more detail than the main review.
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    Photography Blog

  • BiTorrent Launch Sync 2.0

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    BitTorrent have just launched Version 2.0 of Sync, their file hosting/sharing/synchronisation tool for Free BSD, Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Read more and comment »
  • Chasing the Light Magazine Issue 38

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Issue 38 of David Noton’s Chasing the Light online magazine is now available. Read more and comment »
  • Wacom Cintiq 13HD Touch

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    Wacom has announced the Cintiq 13HD touch graphics tablet, which is essentially a 13HD with multi-touch gesture support. Read more and comment »
  • Bowens at he Photography Show

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Bowensl and its videography and broadcast subdivision Limelite, are putting finishing touches to Stand G81, Hall 5 at The Photography Show. Read more and comment »
  • Lowepro Echelon Camera Bags

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Lowepro today announced the Echelon series, the company’s first high-end collection of photography bags designed for the fashion-conscious professional. Read more and comment »
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  • Vote in the Most Overrated Design Contest

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

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

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Regardless of where you stand on the issue of celebrities versus paparazzi, the brilliance of the Flashback line of clothing is sure to make an impression. Made from fabric that incorporates tiny glass particles, the clothing and accessories made from this futuristic material are the only items that show up well when photographed with a flash. DJ Chris Holmes noticed that photos of people wearing reflective clothing were overwhelmed by the eerie glow, thus obscuring the subject's face and other features. No stranger to the flash of paparazzi cameras, he…
  • Lost Type Recovered from the Thames

    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: The tale of loss—and eventual recovery, a century later—of the Doves Type typeface is like something out of an Agatha Christie novel. In 1909 Thomas Cobden-Sanderson and Emery Walker, partners in Doves Press in London, had a falling out which resulted in the dissolution of the company. Mr. Cobden-Sanderson apparently had an issue with his ex-partner using the company's flagship typeface after the break-up. In 1916, he made several covert trips to Hammersmith Bridge on the Thames to send the lead letterforms to their watery grave. Fast-forward to 2013,…
  • Extensis Launches Next Generation Font Menu for Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

    Mike Rankin
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Body: PORTLAND, Ore.—February 18, 2015—Extensis® today announced Suitcase Attaché™, a next generation font menu that unleashes the power of typography in Microsoft® Word and Microsoft PowerPoint®.  Available for download today, Suitcase Attaché connects users to all their fonts in a new dynamic panel where they can browse preview and apply fonts directly in these popular applications. Suitcase Attaché immediately expands font collections by enabling access to more than 1200 free fonts from Google® Fonts, opening options well beyond the norm. Presentation is everything. And…
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  • Měsíc vysokého napětí / The high voltage Moon

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

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

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Už poněkolikáté svítá. Sněhový mrak se přehoupl a zmizel za kamenitým vrcholkem kopce bez jména. Takových tu jsou stovky. Another sunrice today. The snowy cloud swung over the stony peak of no-name hill and disappeared.
  • Správným směrem / In right direction

    8 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Slunce se střídá s větrem, co vhání ostré krystalky ledu do očí. Je to ještě kus. The Sun is turning with the strong wind. The blowing brings terrible sharp ice crystals in my eyes. It's still a piece of path.
  • Na konci cesty / At the end of the road

    2 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Až sem nahoru vede jen cesta vyjetá od čtyřkolek a prošlapaná skotem. Teď v zimě sem turista málokdy zavítá.Vytáhnul bych něco poezie, ale musím do toho snímku furt čučet...jak se ty mraky hrnou a stíny plouží, prostě nádhera.A zase mi mrznou tváře a uši :-) To up here can climb only offroads and cows. Now in winter nobody visit this abandoned land.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • From Here to There…

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

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

    Joe McNally
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    Photographers. We always like new stuff, right? The newest, the fastest, the sharpest! You know the drill. I’m right there with the madding horde as well. We walk around the photo shows, hoping to resist, trying to be Odysseus tied to the mast, and thus prevented from making the mad, desperate leap to the rocky, deadly expensive shores known as “new gear.” But, sometimes, we just can’t, or don’t, resist. My garage is filled with things I had to have, things that would make my life easier, things that were just bound to work so much better and on such a scale that well, expectations…
  • Back to the Desert

    Joe McNally
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    Heading back to the perennially wonderful GPP, and the company of photogs from all over the world, not to mention some of the best instructor/photographers on the planet. It’s a visual festival, not only in the classes and the locations where we go to shoot, but just in the fact of Dubai itself, this odd erector set of glass and steel improbably springing from the eternal sands. Hosted by dear friends Mohamed Somji and Hala Salhi, we convene first for Photo Friday, a non-stop swirl of short classes, with quick hits of information and discussion in bite sized dollops all day long. Then,…
  • A New Job for RC!

    Joe McNally
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    News flash of late! RC Concepcion, the mad genius of the internet, the teller of tales, who speaks in a whole variety of internet/computers tongues, is now the Director of Content and Education at KelbyOne. I personally think that title is a little dry, in terms of encircling and describing the ebullient spirit of the man, his penchant for bubble baths, his abilities to turn a dinner napkin into a website, his knack for making impossibly convoluted stories both interesting and, at long last, coherent, and the sheer, explanatory brilliance of his ability to teach even the most arcane and…
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  • Yet Another Investigation Underway Of WPP Winning Photos; Claims Photo Was Not Taken In Charleroi Surface

    Tiffany Mueller
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    The saga of the World Press Photo competition just won’t quit. At about 3:30 PM EST time on March 3rd, photojournalist Bruno Stevens made an announcement on his private Facebook page claiming he has proof at least one of Giovanni Troilo’s winning photos was not taken in Charleroi, Belgium where the poignant documentary photo series was [...] The post Yet Another Investigation Underway Of WPP Winning Photos; Claims Photo Was Not Taken In Charleroi Surface appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Canon Shows Off with “Prestigious Accolade”. Actually It Is Rather Embarrassing

    Liron Samuels
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    Canon USA proudly announced yesterday that its parent company, Canon Inc., was praised by Fortune magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2015. The company didn’t make it to the top 50, but it ranked 7th in the Computers category. Apple, Ranked #1 in the overall list as well as in the [...] The post Canon Shows Off with “Prestigious Accolade”. Actually It Is Rather Embarrassing appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Daredevil Climbs The Unfinished Skeleton Of The Tallest Building In China. ‘Aerial’ Photos Are Amazing

    Udi Tirosh
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    I am not even sure how to tag this one. 26 years old Daredevil Keow Wee Loong snuck into the yet-to-be-finished Ping An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China. When it is complete, it will be the tallest building in China, and second tallest in the world at 660 meters. For now it is “just” a 660 meters tallest under-construction [...] The post Daredevil Climbs The Unfinished Skeleton Of The Tallest Building In China. ‘Aerial’ Photos Are Amazing appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Scientists Capture The First Ever Photo Of Light As A Particle And Wave

    Liron Samuels
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    The idea of light consisting of both waves and particles was proposed by Albert Einstein over 100 years ago. While the idea has since been accepted, experiments have only been able to display one of these aspects at a time, but never both simultaneously. That has changed now that scientists at EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale [...] The post Scientists Capture The First Ever Photo Of Light As A Particle And Wave appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • World Press Photo Says It Will Not Disqualify Questionable Winning Photos; NPPA Scorns The Decision

    Tiffany Mueller
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:32 pm
      The 58th running of World Press Photo competition has been shrouded by controversy to say the least. Along with the announcement of the winning photos, which we reported on in early February, organizers of the event also made it clear that a whopping 20% of the total entries were disqualified due to excessive post [...] The post World Press Photo Says It Will Not Disqualify Questionable Winning Photos; NPPA Scorns The Decision appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Plate Graphic and New Layout Guides for Templates – Episode 407

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Pete starts out the show with a tip on the new layout guides for making templates in Photoshop. Later on, Corey has a cool trick on making a 3D plate graphic. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 407 is now playing! Download Episode 407 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gotcha Fixes and 3D Light Trick – Episode 406

    Nick Abramovitz
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Pete starts out the show with some little gotcha fixes in Photoshop, ie. flow vs. opacity, number of undos, lock up fix, and thumbnail preview. He also has a quick tip adding on from last weeks episode, on creating backgrounds. Corey demonstrates how you can give your 3d graphics a light effect. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 406 is now playing! Download Episode 406 (In order to download this file directly to your…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Rose and Path Blur to Fur – Episode 405

    Nick Abramovitz
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Corey demonstrates how to use a neat 3D trick in order to make a red rose, just in time for Valentines Day! Also, Pete shows you how to achieve a great looking fur effect by using the path blur feature. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 405 is now playing! Download Episode 405 (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: Compositing, Blending, and Removing Reflections – Episode 404

    Nick Abramovitz
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Corey has a compositing and blending trick that was inspired from the television show Sons of Anarchy. Pete has a tip on removing reflections. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 404 is now playing! Download Episode 404 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: LightRoom Adjustment Brush Setting, 3D Texture Effects – Episode 403

    Nick Abramovitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pete has a tip on using the adjustment brush in LightRoom and what you can achieve by using certain settings from within the adjustment brush. Also, Corey has a tip on creating a 3d wood texture effect. Be sure to check out the new Kelbyone Blog and the Peachpit deal of the week. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Kelbyone Blog This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 403 is now playing! Download Episode 403 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Omnivision Shrinks Pixel to 1um

    Vladimir Koifman
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:18 am
    PR Newswire: OmniVision announces the OV16880, a 16MP sensor built on OmniVision's PureCel-S stacked die technology. The 1/3-inch OV16880 introduces a new 1um (!) pixel technology, as well as advanced features such as phase detection autofocus (PDAF)."Industry observers expect the 1/3-inch image sensor market for 13-megapixel to 16-megapixel resolution segments to double within the next two years, driven mostly by the proliferation of higher resolution mainstream smartphones and tablets," said Kalai Chinnaveerappan, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The OV16880 is the…
  • Toshiba Announces 13MP BSI Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:01 am
    Business Wire: Toshiba announces the T4KB3, a 13MP BSI CMOS image sensor with the optical format of 1/3.07-inch for smartphones and tablets. The new design methodology helps to reduce the power consumption of the new 13MP sensor to 53% of Toshiba’s sensor currently in mass production, to 200mW or less at 30fps. The 1.12um pixel-based T4KB3 is also said to be world’s smallest 13MP sensor. Toshiba “Bright Mode” technology boosts image brightness up to four times in Full-HD video capture at 120fps equivalent. The sample shipments start today.
  • Freescale Presents Automotive Vision Processor

    Vladimir Koifman
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Business Wire: Freescale introduces the S32V vision microprocessor, said to be the first automotive vision SoC with the requisite reliability, safety and security measures to automate and ‘co-pilot’ a self-aware car. “Many automotive vision systems available today are based on consumer-oriented silicon solutions originally designed to enhance gaming graphics or run smartphone apps. But in a new era where cars will serve as trusted co-pilots, utilizing consumer-oriented silicon is fundamentally unwise,” said Bob Conrad, SVP and GM of Automotive MCUs for Freescale. “Relying on…
  • Mentor Graphics Buys Tanner

    Vladimir Koifman
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Semiconductor Engineering reports that Mentor Graphics has purchased Tanner EDA for an undisclosed sum. Tanner CAD is popular among low budget image sensor design houses.
  • Rambus Lensless Sensor Video

    Vladimir Koifman
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Rambus promotes its lensless sensors in this Youtube video:
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Moving All Your Images From Aperture Is Now Built Right In To Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Greetings from Las Vegas (I’m out here for the WPPI [Wedding and Portrait] show. I’m speaking in the Canon booth at 10:45 this morning if you’re here — stop by and say hi). Anyway, I’ve been running into folks here and there asking about finally making the switch from Aperture and what’s all involved, and a lot of folks didn’t realize that Adobe not only created an importer plug-in, but that it’s now actually built right into to Lightroom 5.6 (and higher) itself. So, here’s how it works (there’s an option for importing from iPhoto, too).
  • Setting Up A Print Proof to Test The Brightness Slider (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    In the past few episodes of “The Lightroom Show” we’ve talked about using the Brightness slider in the Print module so you can still use a nice, bright contrasty monitor, and adjust just the file that is sent to your printer (or an online lab for printing) without messing with your original image’s settings, so the print still looks good (we explain this on the episodes). I’ve seen some questions, here and on social media, about how to actually set up a printed proof (for some reason, many Lightroom users really fight the idea of making a printing proof and…
  • It’s “The Lightroom Show” Episode #3 with Scott & RC (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    We’re back with Episode #3, and we packed even more Lightroom goodness in this episode without going over our 15 minute time-limit (but we got really close), and just so you know we’ve been listening: (1) We had lots of requests to take one of our viewer’s images and show how we would edit that image from start to finish (so we did) (2) We added a segment from here on out on tips for using Lightroom Mobile (3) Per numerous request we had the camera crew zoom in tighter from time to time for a more intimate feel (more like they do on The Grid) (4) We included a follow-up…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: Use Auto Sync (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When you are working on a shoot where your lighting and camera settings are fixed, there are changes that you would like to quickly pass to the other images in the shoots. Getting this done quickly can be a great time saver in your workflow. Let me speed this up just a little bit further by adding another tool to your arsenal – Auto Sync. When you make some develop setting changes to your images, you have the option to select the images that are next to the one that you changed.  Pressing the Sync button at the bottom of the basic panel lets you take the settings that you set for the…
  • Lightroom’s Upright ‘Constrain Crop’ Feature “Gotcha!’ (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Above: the uncropped, un-lens-corrected image. I love the Upright feature Adobe added to Lightroom for fixing lens problems. Love, love, love it! Now, beyond that, one feature I love within it is the “Constrain to Crop” feature, because when I turn it on, it automatically crops away any white border areas left over from Upright’s automated correction. However, there’s a little gotcha. Above: Here’s the image after I hit the “Auto” upright correction button, with the Constrain Crop checked on. If I decide I don’t like the way it cropped the image (or I want…
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  • Nikon updates: D7200, Cutting the Wires, And Going Long

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

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

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

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

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

  • Alasan dibalik mahalnya lensa kamera
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Lensa dijual dengan berbagai macam harga, mulai yang murah sampai yang sangat mahal dan memiliki beberapa kelas yang berbeda. Ada beberapa alasan yang mendasari beberapa perbedaan harga tersebut yang akan sama-sama kita bahas disini. Bagi pemula mungkin bertanya mengapa lensa pro level berharga jauh lebih mahal ketimbang lensa standar. atau pertanyaan lain mengapa beberapa brand menjual lensa dengan harga yang sangat tinggi, seperti carl zeiss dan leica. Beberapa pertanyaan tersebut memang cukup menarik untuk dibahas dan tentunya merupakan pertanyaan yang falid. Kategori lensa Untuk…
  • Pilihan kamera nikon terbaik untuk pemula
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Memang sulit untuk memutuskan untuk membeli brand tertentu dari sekian banyak brand yang ada saat ini. Salah satu brand besar yang perlu kita pertimbangkan adalah nikon. Nikon memiliki varian kamera yang terbilang cukup banyak dan tentunya memiliki kualitas tersendiri. Pada artikel kali ini kami tidak akan membahas tentang kelebihan merk Nikon dibandingkan dengan merk lain atau brand besar seperti canon, namun lebih kepada beberapa kamera unggulan milik Nikon. Mengapa unggulan, karena tidak semua kamera nikon sukses dan laku keras dipasaran, ada beberapa tipe yang sangat sukses dan disukai…
  • Tips membeli kamera DSLR
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:49 am
    Memilih satu diantara sekian banyak jenis dan merek kamera tentu bukan hal yang mudah karena bukan hanya produsen besar yang menawarkan kamera dengan kualitas prima, namun saat ini banyak sekali merk yang dapat kita temui menawarkan kualitas serupa dengan harga yang lebih terjangkau. Beberapa hal yang perlu kita pertimbangkan sebelum membeli kamera adalah : - Kamera adalah sebuat alat Ingat prinsip pertama bahwa kamera hanya sebuah alat karena sesungguhnya yang menghasilkan gambar berkualitas adalah manusia. Jadi sebaik-baik alat masih lebih penting tingkat penguasaan kita tentang fotografi.
  • Kelebihan dan kekurangan kamera DSLR vs Mirrorless
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Desain Kamera Digital SLR (DSLR) memiliki beberapa kelemahan/keterbatasan yang melekat. Kamera DSLR pada awalnya memang didesain untuk film dan ketika era digital berkembang maka body yang digunakan tetap saja body mekanis yang lama. BEberapa komponen mekanis seperti mirror, optical viewfinder, pentaprism, sistem phase detection serta oprasi autofokus masih tetap menggunakan yang lama. Sementara kemajuan teknologi terus berkembang dengan berbagai macam fitur baru seperti HDR< GPS,WIfi dll. kamera DSLR tetap saja nyaman dengan fitur yang lama, dan tentunya dengan ukuran yang cukup besar…
  • Kamera DSLR vs Point and Shoot
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Pertanyaan ini mungkin akan muncul ketika kita akan memutuskan untuk membeli kamera, mengapa kita membutuhkan kamera DSLR dan bukan kamera point and shoot atau sebaliknya. Saat ini kamera DSLR ditawarkan dengan harga yang lebih terjangkau dan banyak orang telah beralih dari kamera point and shoot/kamera saku ke kamera DSLR. Dibandingkan dengan kamera Digital SLR kamera saku memiliki fitur dan kemampuan yang lebih menarik seperti GPS, face detection, smile detection dll berbagai macam inovasi lain dibidang teknologi yang tentunya sangat memudahkan pengguna. MEmilih kamera Point and shoot…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Hands

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    I have this fascination with how people hold hands that I picked up from Jeff. We used to write each other letters during our senior year of high school, and he once told me you know you’ve found the one by how your hands fit together. And while I now think that he mostly just said that so he could hold my hand (haha), it kind of stuck around in my head. It’s a small and innocent gesture, but you can read so much from it. I like it best when they find each other and intertwine with ease, fingers falling seamlessly into place like it’s their natural state, like every minute…
  • Mark and Melissa’s Day After Shoot – Kyoto, Japan

    17 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with having the wedding preparations completely behind them now, and being giddy newlyweds who are madly in love. We met up with Mark and Melissa in Kyoto just a week after their wedding, and it was perfect. Japan has always been special to us since the first time we went there for a wedding back in 2012 with our then 4 month old son. Going back was every…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

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

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

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    We went out on a PhotoWalk last week to check out the Harold Washington Library in Chicago. I had been in there quite a few times but never really explored it. On this visit we did. It was amazing how much there is to see and hear there. This is one of many card catalogs […] The post Card Catalog appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Mr. Serious

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    This is a picture from last summer. It came up in conversation this weekend and I thought it would look good in b&w. I converted this using Google’s Nik Silver Efex Pro2. Quite the look eh? The post Mr. Serious appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Branches

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    I usually carry a camera with me all the time. Most of the time I have a few free hours in the middle of the day and weather permitting, I try to take a walk. Most of the time I would throw everything in a backpack. Every lens, a flash, a tripod, and all kinds […] The post Branches appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Fork in the Tracks

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    The proverbial fork in the road tracks. A good friend and I stopped by here recently to make some pictures of the trestles. One thing I learned a long time ago is once you think you have the picture you want, turn around. This is my turn around picture. I don’t drive through here all that […] The post A Fork in the Tracks appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Rookery Building

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

  • The Quicklapse Technique by Sanchez & Olaso

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Art Sanchez, sent me a link to this video today which illustrates a new technique that Art and Miguel de Olaso have developed recently they call Quicklapse that allows them to obtain 8K video resolution. Art and Miguel want to share this new technique with the PFRE community because they believe it is particularly well […]
  • Announcing The Enfuse For Real Estate Photography Video Series

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Simon Maxwell and I are pleased to announce the release of Simon’s new video series entitled Enfuse For Real Estate Photography. Click here or on the image to the right to watch Simon’s introduction to the video series. We have created a new website ( just for the purpose of delivering this streaming video series.  So […]
  • Checkout Scott Kelby’s New Lightroom Show Podcast

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    In case you missed it, Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion started a new podcast called The Lightroom Show. This is a once a week podcast that covers all aspects of Lightroom. If you’re not familiar with podcasts, they are great, just download a podcast App on your smartphone or tablet, use the app to subscribe to podcast […]
  • How Do Real Estate Photographers Deal With Rescheduling?

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Roy asked the following question about real estate photography rescheduling: A number of times in the past I have had to deal with Realtors that are having some work done on the home (staging, repair, remodeling, clean up, landscaping, etc…) and they want to schedule me for the shoot immediately (with no time to waste) […]
  • How Do Real Estate Photographers Handle Window Blinds?

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Today Kelly asked me: How do most real estate photographers handle window blinds? Do they raise them all the way up to let in more light and show the view? Open them at an angle? Open them completely but not raise them? I think It’s impossible to make any blanket statement about what to do with […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: #Feet

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:41 am
    It’s Twitter Tuesday! We want to see pictures that really sweep us off our feet. Foot, feet, footstep, footprint… Take off your shoes, scan your archives, make your choice, and tweet it to @Flickr, adding ‪#‎TwitterTuesday‬ ‪#‎Feet‬. We’ll showcase the best ones on the Flickr Blog tomorrow Photo CC-BY from Josh
  • Whats going on with #TheDress?

    Bhautik Joshi
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    At FlickrHQ we were totally intrigued by #TheDress illusion. Was it white and gold, or blue and black? Opinion is strongly divided, voices have been raised and much confusion has followed. Here’s our own attempt to clear it up by experiment. Human vision is affected by ‘color constancy’ – thats why when we’re indoors things look natural, but a camera sometimes sees it as ‘yellow,’ and when we’re outdoors we see a natural scene, but the camera sometimes sees it as ‘blue’. Add both a blue and a yellow light source and the camera will capture both yellow and blue…
  • Flickr Friday: #Dilemma

    Tenz Shih
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Sometimes we have to face to difficult choices, which we call it dilemma. In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #Dilemma. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr Friday group pool in the Flickr Blog next week. Photo CC By Daniel Oines.
  • Stunning photos from inside blazing wildfires

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:05 pm
    “Fire is a scary phenomenon, definitely,” Kari Greer says. “But when I’m in the midst of the heat and the smoke, it’s just a sensation of complete awe.” For the native of Boise, Idaho, working in the midst of a burning wildfire is just another day at office. As a wildland fire photographer, Kari has traveled across the country documenting unbelievable blazes and the men and women who dedicate their lives to fighting them every day. It all started during college when Kari got a summer job working on a trail crew … or so she thought. “It happened to be a very busy fire season…
  • The Photographic Journal Interview (Excerpt) – Eduardo Torres

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    What do you look for in someone to photograph? I’m interested in lines and shapes, in expressions, in the subtle difference of the little details… freckles, eyes, lips – the type of skin. I don’t think I look for it before the shoot. I look for it as I shoot. I’m interested in the way they are when they are intimate. Honestly intimate. Like with someone they love, that moment they give a loving look. I think I’m interested in knowing how they love, truly love… How would one experience them visually if they were in love with you? I’m not entirely sure…
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • HOW TO VIVALOO – Creating Save the Date Cards with Vivaloo

    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
    OK so lets actually talk about some practical applications for Vivaloo, because just saying the possibilities are endless (while true) is also kinda lame, lets just dive into some possibilities and look at how you an start implementing Vivaloo immediately. ***But first download the app from the iOS app store search “Vivaloo” if your on an android device my apologies you will have the app soon. Open the app and type in the vivakey “DrewVivian” turn on the sound to your device and then keep reading. First Lets look at how we can spice up a pre-existing product. For this…
  • How To Vivaloo – Part 1 Designing for Vivaloo

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    For photographers just discovering the Vivaloo app for the first time it can be a mind-blowing experience. The sheer power of this technology and what it means for both photography studio as well as clients is staggering. NO REALLY… IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! If you’re like me, you want to jump in and start seeing just how far you can push the app so that you can create the best photographic and cinematographic experience for your clients. (this is the part where the needle on the record makes that  Scrrrrcccckkkk sound and I talk in a serious voice) first take a moment before you…
  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

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

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

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A quick little slide show as I finish of the edits for Trissy and Joe’s Lehigh Valley wedding. More updates to follow. Especially the reception which was shot at The Events Center at Blue with DJ’s Mike and George from Gruvin’ Enterprises. Definitely check out the Father’s first look and the Bride and Grooms first touch which was shot at the grooms family farm, in this video.
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • Pinewood Derby Car with Camera

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

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

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

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

    23 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    I just wanted to take a few minutes away from the hustle, bustle, food, and wrapping to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! ———- And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of … Continue reading Merry Christmas! →
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  • Nikon Announces Coolpix S3700 and L32 Digital Cameras

    10 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    Today, Nikon announced two new budget-friendly COOLPIX cameras, the S3700 and L32. These ultra-compact and stylish offerings make it fun to capture stunning images and HD video with ease. From birthday parties to beach days, these new cameras are a welcome addition to any family and are ready to use at a moment’s notice. In addition to a powerful 8x optical zoom, the 20.1-megapixel COOLPIX S3700 offers the experience of Nikon Snapbridge, whereby users seamlessly shoot and share stunning photos from the camera to a compatible smartphone or tablet via built-in Wi-Fi®1 and Near Field…
  • Stellar Resolution- The Nikon D810A Captures the Cosmos in Epic Detail

    10 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    Nikon announced the new D810A, a DSLR optimized for astrophotography and other scientific applications. By modifying the infrared cut filter for the hydrogen alpha wavelength, Nikon has created a camera that gives photographers the ability to capture the diffuse nebulae in the night sky and to create colorful, breathtaking celestial images. The D810A shares its architecture with the powerful and professional high-resolution Nikon D810 DSLR and includes other new features designed uniquely to help capture the cosmos, letting users achieve sharp and vibrant images of the universe. For users who…
  • Pentax K-S2 Digital SLR Introduced by Ricoh

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:02 am
    Building upon the legacy of developing durable SLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-S2 featuring a 20 megapixel, AA Filter-less CMOS sensor with Prime MII. The PENTAX K-S2 offers high image quality and functionality and guarantees compelling imagery. With its weather-resistant body, built-in Wi-Fi and NFC sharing component, it is the perfect companion for families and those who enjoy capturing images. Kitted with the PENTAX K-S2 is a newly designed, ultra-sleek retractable standard zoom lens that measures under 1.5 inches in height.
  • Pentax WG-5 Rugged, Waterproof Camera Introduced by Ricoh

    10 Feb 2015 | 1:43 am
    The adventure continues with the WG-5 GPS, the newest adventure proof camera brought to you by RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION. The latest companion in the WG series is equipped with new features for active, on-the-go photographers including a new underwater mode and enhanced Interval Shooting settings that allow multiple images to be taken over a pre-set time in both still and video modes. With an easy to hold, non-slip body and over two full hours of operation, there is no need to be concerned about missing any exciting moments.
  • New! Samsung NX500 Features 28-Megapixel Sensor and 4k UHD Video Recording

    5 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Samsung today announced the launch of its new camera, NX500, combining industry-leading design and technology for everyday use, with the capabilities that professional photographers can rely on. Featuring advanced technology such as high resolution 28MP BSI APS-C sensors, 4K and UHD video recording, a best in class DRIMeV image processor, NX AF system III, and Samsung Auto Shot, the NX500 has the core functionality of the NX1 engineered into a portable and convenient size. Updated connectivity via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi provide users with an advanced wireless experience, as well as the ability…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • A Mexico Sunrise

    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    July of 2011 is when Melissa and I got married in Mexico. It was a hot summer, and very humid in Mexico. This view is what we had the pleasure of seeing every morning when we looked out of our hotel room. Every morning was filled with so much heat that when I opened the air conditioned room door, my lenses filled up with fog. This photo was made one morning while waiting for that fog to naturally disappear. When I was looking at my archive to find some photos to process, this brought back so many memories from our week in Mexico.
  • Sitting in Central Park

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    While on an Arcanum photowalk a couple months back, we started and ended our journey in Central Park. As we’re about to leave the park I noticed this guy sitting perfectly on the rocks, minding his business. So of course I had to photograph him. Portraits don’t need to show a face to tell a story. Look at the man. Ask yourself what he is reading. Why is he wearing such dark clothes? Why is he reading in that spot? Aren’t those rocks hard to sit on? It was a cold day in NYC, so I also wonder why he decided to sit still and read outdoors on such a cold day. I know I was…
  • NYC From Above The Train Cars

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The High Line is a special place to many New Yorkers.  It’s now also a tourist trap for outsiders. I’ve done many photowalks on The High Line, so it gets quite old, fast. However, this past October I was on a photowalk following a day at PhotoPlus Expo, and it was my first time on this part of The High Line. “What a view, and one that isn’t often seen from above.” That is what was going through my head when I captured the photo on my Nikon D810.  I knew ahead of time I wanted a high contrast, simple toned monochrome photograph. So when I got home and processed…
  • NYC, Birds, Kids & Rick Sammon

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    A couple of months ago I was in New York City for an Arcanum photowalk. It was a great time and I got to meet another one of my apprentices, apprentices from other cohorts and other masters. We walked through a part of Central Park and eventually made our way to the spot you see here. There were a bunch of kids playing around, sitting and talking and a crowd of people watching something going on. It was not in English, so I couldn’t really follow the discussion. You would think that the kids would be the point of focus for this photo, but really it’s the birds. The iconic birds of…
  • WE35 Field Report: Layla’s First Month

    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    This article has two pieces of news to share with the community.  The first is that I have been taking part of a fun project with a group of friends, called WE35.  It’s a sort of photography research project where we are gathering thoughts and photos all made at the same focal point, 35mm.  My first report was my Faces in 35 project. The second bit of news is that my daughter, Layla, was born on January 13th.  She’s tiny, beautiful and has brought so much happiness to my family’s lives. The reason I am mentioning both news items together is because of February’s…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • The Art Of Delight & Why That Must Matter For Photographers Like You

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Bill Holland is a wedding photographer in Colorado and blogger at The Art of Delight. “The Art of Delight helps small businesses design with purpose delightful experiences for their customers. This enables these businesses to not only differentiate themselves in an increasingly heterogeneous marketplace, but concentrate on creating and shipping their art–in whatever form that takes.” Give this interview a listen if making your customers happy is one of your primary goals! Bill Holland suggests some simple tips to make your client interactions a win-win.
  • Do You Have The Intuition To Succeed As A Photographer?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    It has been about a week since I got back from Inspire Photo Retreats. The experience of being there, with 250 other photographers, is still reverberating through my brain. It was a relaxed and yet very informative conference. I highly recommend you go next year. Other than the fact that you and I will get to finally meet, you’ll truly be inspired. I guarantee it. If you are following me on Facebook, you likely saw a few images from the event in Portland, Maine. Getting to Inspire was a bit of an adventure. My friend, and fellow photographer, David Apuzzo, set out at about 10 am on…
  • Anne Almasy, Inspire Interviews: Episode 27

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    7 Feb 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Anne Almasy is a widely published wedding photographer and prolific writer. She will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats, from February 9th through 11th, in Portland, Maine. Anne’s writing is from the heart. It is unapologetic. It is real. Same goes for her wedding photography. Want to see a running theme in her work? Go here. What do you see? Comment below. I caught up with Anne (fan boy that I am) and chatted with her about her upcoming presentation at Inspire Photo Retreats. Give it a listen. I really wish you were coming to listen to her too. If you are going to be there, sound…
  • Emilie Sommer, Inspire Interviews: Episode 26

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Emilie Sommer, a wedding photographer based in Portland, Maine has a wonderful history in photojournalism. She worked at The Washington Post as a picture editor before moving to the north east to establish her business which has blossomed. Her heart, I can tell, is still in telling stories using the visual medium. She founded the Roots Workshop, a popular gathering for photographers who wish to flex their photojournalism skills. One of things that Emilie has done for her business is expand it and open it up so that associate photographers under her company’s banner can also serve…
  • Ned Jackson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 25

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    7 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Ned Jackson, a Boston-based wedding photographer repeatedly participates in the annual Inspire Photo Retreats event. This year, the photography conference will be held in Portland, Maine, from February 9th through the 11th. I spoke with Ned about his repeat presence at the conference and also about his presentation this year. Learn again, from someone who keeps coming back, why Inspire Photo Retreats is a great regional conference. Here are the other Inspire Photo Retreats speakers. Click to view slideshow. Author informationSeshu | Editor, Curator & PublisherSeshu is an Avon, Connecticut…
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  • Do Not Use Lithium Batteries in Speedlites—New Canon Advisory

    Syl Arena
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    While updating the information in my chapter on batteries for the new edition of the Speedliter’s Handbook, I came upon a relatively new service advisory from Canon (December 2014) that advises against the use of lithium batteries in virtually all Speedlites. Canon acknowledges that lithium batteries may become extremely hot when used in Speedlites. This should be considered breaking news for Speedliters. I checked the user manuals for the last five Speedlite introductions and they all say that lithium batteries can be used in the Speedlite. I said a long while back that lithium…
  • Free NYC Seminar, Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites, Sun. Mar 15

    Syl Arena
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    If you are in the NYC-area, I hope that you will join me at the B&H Event Space on Sunday, March 15 for a free seminar—Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites. I will provide a complete update to how my workflow has changed since I started with Canon’s 600EX-RT radio Speedlite system. I’ll also cover how Canon’s new cameras continue to make Speedliting easier. Of course, I will also share loads of insights into how I used Speedlites to create shots like the one just below—lit with a single Speedlite and the Strobos grid kit. Thanks to Canon USA for sponsoring this…
  • Personal Work: My First Steps With Trichroic Lighting

    Syl Arena
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    My original vision was to show how separate red, green, and blue lights can be combined to form the secondary colors—cyan, magenta, and yellow. My obsession with color continues. Last night I worked on a photo to open the “Mechanics of Light” chapter in the new Speedliter’s Handbook. My original vision, much along the lines of the photo above, was to demonstrate how separate sources of red, green, and blue light combine to form all of the other colors. In the photo above, you will see that the secondary colors of light—cyan, magenta, and yellow—appear as shadows. For…
  • ‘Speedliter’s Handbook’ Tops 400 Reader Reviews On Amazon! New Edition Coming This Spring.

    Syl Arena
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    I remain humbled by the success of my Speedliter’s Handbook. Recently, the Handbook passed 400 reader reviews on Amazon. That is a stratospheric number for a photography book. Heartfelt thanks go out to every reader who took the time to share their thoughts on the book. When the book was launched four years ago, I never expected it to be embraced by so many shooters. Looking forward…I’ve been hard at work for these past many months on a complete update of the Handbook (as evidenced by my complete lack of posts here on PixSylated since August). The 2nd-edition will be…
  • 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…
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • We are all different, yet all the same.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bottega Veneta - Emotion of Sound

    John Simoudis
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    For “Emotion of Sound,” Bottega Veneta gave a group of creatives carte blanche to take ambient noise from its atelier and craft a visual story around it. The film is intended to “emotionally engage and indulge the senses” of Bottega Veneta’s audience.Bottega Veneta keeps art at the forefront of its campaigns, offering different perspectives of its collections through creative partnerships. Each year, for every season of looks, Bottega Veneta offers consumer’s a different perspective with a different guest photographer for the campaign. Starting with the fall/winter 2002-2003…
  • Ralph Gibson at Leica

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

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

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

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

  • Immersivity

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

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

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

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This year had some more good news for the Clinton River […]
  • Fall is over?

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Hello, my name is Mark, and I am a bad blogger.   There […]
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  • How To Use A Photographic Blind

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Seamless Panoramas, BTS at the Havana Cafe, Nikon News" - Podcast 469

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Tips for Seamless Panoramas, Behind the Scenes at the Havana Club Cafe set for my movie, Canon and Nikon news. All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
  • The Week Ahead

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    I'm on the road again, this time to Southern California. The drive south on I-5 was exciting on Saturday, with a series of rainstorms to entertain me. I begin the week in Santa Barbara by meeting with the c't Digital Photography editorial team from Germany. I'm hoping to record a segment for Tuesday's podcast as we sit around the work table. I think you'll enjoy hearing how they run their operation in Europe, and why I'm such a strong supporter of c't Digital Photography Magazine. After that, I'll drive down to Carpinteria and work with the film crew...
  • "Backlighting" - TDS Photo Assignment 106

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    For the Jan. 2015 Photo Assignment, TDS shooters faced the sun and raised their cameras. See for yourself in our gallery, Backlighting. (Amazing images...)
  • One Button Auto Bracketing

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:19 am
    Here's how to set up auto bracketing with just the press of one button, perfect for on-the-go HDR capture -
  • "Sell Your Stuff, New Panasonic Glass, Canon for Mirrorless" - Podcast 468

    24 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Selling your excess photo gear for fun and profit, New Panasonic micro four thirds lenses, My favorite mirrorless accessory is made by Canon, Photo book giveaway! All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Enjoy the month of love with Petitis Bisous

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

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

    Fabiana Nicora
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:30 pm
    How many times have you felt anxious about doing something? Maybe it was the idea of giving a presentation in front of your bosses that has given you nightmares. Voice trembling, forgetting the words, or even not being able to answer any of the questions, are the many scary thoughts in our minds. Taking a sick day, or planning impossible strategies to elegantly escape the situation is our deepest dream to avoid making the fools of ourselves. This is what, generally, goes on in the mind of a perfectionist. Me included. This is why I wanted to write something for you and for me on how to stop…
  • Big boobs vs small boobs

    Fabiana Nicora
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    There is no question that every woman has got their hang ups, no matter how close she is to own a “perfect” body. There are tons of gorgeous women, mature as well as very young, and the great majority feels insecure about their looks or has body parts they would love to change. One of the most common body parts women are insecure about, is boobs. The issue is that some women that have big boobs would love to have a smaller size, and many with a little chest, would love to have add more cleavage to their décolletage. So who prefers what? The big boobs vs small boobs issue is often an…
  • “No more page 3″ seen by a boudoir photographer

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

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:51 pm
    .....The Bandaloop Dancers ON the Meany Performance Hall.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Winter, 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Pattern Study...

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    .....In the Odergaard Library.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Winter 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Rainy Walk Away...

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    .....Near Red Square, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...Formal Poker.

    18 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    ........between orchestra rehearsals.High School orchestra contest, Meany Hall.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Winter, 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Competition, Fuji x100, High School, Sports, Style, Tourist, travel
  • Rainy Day Orange.

    9 Feb 2015 | 12:32 pm
    .....Rainy day in Red Square.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
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  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 23

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    via dck_photography Filter used: Normal Shot from Julia’s photowalk @instagood via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Morning …. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Traveling alone …. via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal There are worse ways to spend the evening via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Everyone has my permission to today if it keeps you warm… via gevonservo Filter used: Normal This scenes gave me an idea via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Foggy Days via scottwyden Filter used: Normal The man that waits @instagood via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Peace ? The…
  • 17 Most Popular WordPress Plugins As Of 2015

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    As March approaches we thought it would be fun to share a list of the most popular WordPress plugins as of 2015.  The download counts you’ll see below are the historical downloads of the plugins, not just for the year or previous year. But rather all years the plugins have been available. We’re happy to see NextGEN Gallery among the list! After going through the list, comment with what your favorite WordPress plugins are and why. Now onto the list… Akismet: Downloaded 28,023,667 times (installed by default on many WordPress instances) Contact Form 7: Downloaded 24,142,258…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 22

    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal I can’t wait for the melt … via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal I took the new Sony a6000 out tonight for some test shooting and can say that I’m very impressed via gevonservo Filter used: Normal I almost can’t feel my nose … But it was a pleasant walk… via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Brooklyn is the other way via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Seemed appropriate to share an image of George for Presidents’ Day. This is from a recent research expedition. via moleskp Filter used: Normal The untouched snow…
  • Boost Google Plus Engagement With This Method

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    So I have discovered the secret to reaching a wider audience on Google Plus. Ok, so It’s not a secret really, but I never actually tried this because I thought it was spammy. However, as long as you structure the posts specific to each community then it’s quite alright. Here is the not so magic bullet. Post an image with whatever text content on your personal profile. Link back to your own website for added traffic! Post the same image with same text (without re-uploading, but actually grabbing from an already uploaded albums) in every related community. Make sure you tweak the…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 21

    13 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Held prisoner at home drinking…. #Tea…. via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Ka-boom via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Driftwood at Jordan Pond via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Gator in b&w via blogonechai Filter used: Normal Tanner in Fes, Morocco via moleskp Filter used: Normal CUT looks gorgeous any time of day. I’ve missed seeing her in my feed so I’ll be posting my photos of her every Tuesday for #TerminalTuesday. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal The Mist in Acadia via gevonservo Filter used: Normal NJ Haute Couture…
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    MCP Actions

  • Tips for Getting Paid as an Assistant or Second Shooter

    MCP Actions
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Working as an Assistant or a “Third” or “Second” can be a fantastic way to get started in photography. It’s a tremendous opportunity to learn from established professionals and to help you begin earning money for your work as quickly as possible! Some Definitions Lighting Assistant – someone who moves, sets up or holds lights Studio Assistant – someone who helps a photographer and clients in a studio rocks babies, manages children etc Admin Assistant -someone who helps with the administrative side of running a business, possibly fulfilling orders,…
  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: March 2015 Themes

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    While the MCP Photo a Day Challenge is “daily”, we know everyone has busy lives.  So we want you to join in when you can, whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly – and with your SLR or even camera phone.  The more you practice your photography, the better you get — and sometimes when you do use a cell phone, it requires you to work harder to get that same shot.  We are excited to see your images. Check the MCP Instagram daily to see if your image gets featured! We may feature some periodically on The MCP Facebook Page too. Details: Use the topic/theme as a…
  • How to Make Layer Names Visible in PS Elements

    Erin Peloquin
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Learn to expand your layers panel and make layer names easy to read. When you use MCP Actions in Photoshop Elements, you’ll notice that each layer has a name. And you wouldn’t believe the amount of time Jodi spends naming those layers. Each name give you valuable information about what the layer does or, in some cases, how best to use that layer. So, it’s good to be able to read the entire layer name, right? If you’re not able to read the entire name of the layers created by MCP’s actions, use these tips to display more of the name. Tip 1 – Make the Layers…
  • A Fun Photo Project to Capture Families

    Jodi Friedman
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Sometimes it is fun to mix up your offerings for family portrait sessions or even to try new, creative photos with your own families. Here’s a quick, cute photo project to try next time you are looking for something different. Take individual images against a plain backdrop. Tell each subject to do an expression for a specific look. Then combine the images into a collage. Here is a photo project example done by Ricky Dunigan of her family. She used the words: happy, pouty, silly, and OMG. You could pick any words you want and combine in any way. Consider the MCP Print It Board…
  • The Secret Photography Ingredients to Getting Blurred Backgrounds

    MCP Actions
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the things I see many photographers ask each other is, “How do I get that blurry background?  That bokeh I see everywhere?  What lens does that?”  While we may not always want a blurred background, it can really help in situations where you want to provide a distinct separation between your subject(s) and the background.  Well, it’s not just a specific lens, and there are a number of factors that can play into a blurred background.  This may sound complicated, but once you understand all the factors, it’s really easy to start getting beautifully blurred…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016

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

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

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

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

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

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – The Profoto B2 & OCF Flash Modifiers

    Nick Abramovitz
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    In this Photography Tips and Tricks Product Snapshot, RC Concepcion takes you through a first look at the Profoto B2 AirTTL 250ws Off Camera Flash System as well as the newly designed OCF modifiers and soft boxes. For more information on the new Profoto B2 and the OCF modifiers please visit This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Lenstag System and Wide vs Long Lens – Episode 87

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    RC starts the show off with the question, what is the Lenstag System and why is it important to me? This free system provides a plethora of features for photographers, like a virtual lost and found, a gear registration system which provides updated new & used values for all your equipment. Additionally, Locate where your images are online! Later in the second half, RC answers some viewer mail on the considerations for wide lenses vs long lenses. Website to watch: Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal Lenstag This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: In Camera Presets and Kids Photography Tips – Episode 86

    Nick Abramovitz
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this weeks episode, RC has a tip on changing presets within a Canon or Nikon camera. Also, RC has some tips on shooting kids photography, certain iso's, and shutter speeds to shoot at in order to get that shot in focus. He also talks about using misdirection as a way to get that perfect expression. Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Composition and LG Mega Pixel Camera – Episode 85

    Nick Abramovitz
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    "Pete has a composition tip on childrens photography and paying attention to details in a shoot. RC has a tip on things to keep in mind with large megapixel cameras. • The need for a Tripod • The need for a cable release • Use Timer mode • Mirror Lock up • Don't stop too low - diffraction • Change ISO if you must. Tripods i’m using: Really Right Stuff TQC 14, Really Right Stuff TVC33 L , Platypod pro, Manfrotto Pixi Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal TQC-14: Quick-column series 1 tripod TVC-33: Versa series 3, 3 sections/leg Platypod…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: X-mas Family Portrait and Animated Snow – Episode 84

    Nick Abramovitz
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    Pete and Corey join RC on this season finale of Photography Tips & Tricks. Pete does a live family Christmas portrait and talks about the benefits of lighting with an umbrella or a softbox. Corey joins for the second part of show and gets into the Christmas spirit by doing a demo of a cool snow animation effect. Links Mentioned in the Show RC's Twitter Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 12 Great Photographs By Sebastiao Salgado

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of some of my favorite photographs by Sebastiao Salgado. Read a collection of quotes by Sebastiao Salgado here. ViewSebastiao Salgado’s TED talkhere.
  • Sean Kernan Speaks About Creativity & Photography

    28 Feb 2015 | 5:40 am
    Learn more about Sean Kernan here. Find his book Looking Into The Light here. View my video conversation with Sean Kernan here. Read my conversation with Sean Kernan here. Read 20 Questions with Sean Kernan here.
  • Exhibit – Andy Warhol / The Photographs

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    The Exhibit February 27 – May 10, 2015 The Southeast Museum Of Photography Daytona, Florida In 2008, the Southeast Museum of Photography was one of 183 institutions designated to receive a selection of Warhol’s photographs through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program in honor of the Warhol Foundation’s 20th anniversary. In the spring of 2014, an additional donation of nine photo screen-prints were donated through this program. Through highlights from both donations, this exhibition showcases Warhol’s Polaroids, black-and-white prints, and photo silk-screens to…
  • 11 Quotes By Hiroshi Sugimoto

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of quotes by Hiroshi Sugimoto. “My method is different from the one most photographers use. I do not go around and shoot. I usually have a specific vision, just by myself. One night I thought of taking a photographic exposure of a film at a movie theater while the film was being projected. I imagined how it could be possible to shoot an entire movie with my camera. Then I had the clear vision that the movie screen would show up on the picture as a white rectangle. I thought it could look like a very brilliant white rectangle coming out from the screen, shining…
  • 12 Great Photographs By Hiroshi Sugimoto

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Find out more about Hiroshi Sugimoto here.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Nikon unleashes D7200 chock-full of features from full-frame, but will it finally satisfy as a D400?

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

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

    David Cardinal
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
    It is a truism in photography that the best camera is the one you have with you. In that spirit, whenever I’m asked for advice on what new camera someone should buy, I try to figure out not just their budget and needs, but how much camera they’re really likely to be willing to carry around. For many, it isn’t obvious what they gain by “trading-up” to a larger, heavier, and more-expensive model. While it is always dangerous to generalize, there are certain rules of thumb about the pros and cons of various types of current-model digital cameras. We’ll help…
  • Nikon D810A: The ultimate gift for the astronomer who has everything

    David Cardinal
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    Nikon has announced a highly-specialized version of its popular Nikon D810 DSLR, optimized for astrophotography – the Nikon D810A. It is nearly identical to the D810, except for a few key upgrades that make it ideal for astronomers: Sensitive to H-alpha wavelengths (helpful for solar & nebulae photography) Enhanced Live View operation when long exposure times are used Additional information displayed in the Viewfinder to assist night time shooting Manual-mode shutter speeds extended to 900 seconds (in M* mode) read more
  • Sony A7 II Field-tested: A pro-friendly upgrade to the full-frame A7

    David Cardinal
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    With its high-performance hybrid focusing system (combining both phase detection and contrast detection in a mirrorless camera) Sony has been breaking down one of the final barriers for mirrorless to take over a bigger chunk of the DSLR market. read more
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  • Lightroom Iron Chef, The Video

    Stu Maschwitz
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    Photo by George Post Last month, at the Bay Area Lightroom User Group, I got to try something I'd always wanted to do. In front of over 100 people, I used Lightroom to develop 29 mystery photos submitted by members of the audience. I called it Lightroom Iron Chef, but Jeffrey Friedl described it better: ...Stu Maschwitz sits down to a blacked-out Lightroom catalog loaded with a couple dozen photos submitted by strangers, and one by one he unveils and processes them as the whim strikes him, providing a running commentary about his artistic reasons for doing things, or technical comments about…
  • Slugline Back to School Sale: 40% Off For Two Days

    Stu Maschwitz
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    Slugline is on sale! Allow myself to quote myself from the Slugline Blog: Last year, we received a nice email from a film student at NYU asking about an educational discount. Unfortunately, there’s no mechanism for this in the App Store (except the volume educational pricing, which we do participate in), so we hatched a plan to do a back to school sale that anyone could take advantage of. Does the timing actually make any sense? Are you even a student? Who cares? Slugline is on sale for 40% off through Thursday. That’s $23.99 instead of the usual $39.99. Take advantage of this sale…
  • Lightroom Mobile 1.3 Has a Big New Feature and a Big Old Bug

    Stu Maschwitz
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Adobe quietly updated its mobile version of Lightroom last month. The update includes a highly usable, and even slightly hackable, new feature, and a long-standing bug that can cause your photo adjustments to be lost. Almost Presets The headlining feature of Lightroom Mobile 1.3 is the ability to copy and paste settings from one photo to another. It’s handy to be able to make an adjustment to one photo and copy it to others, but the reason I like this feature is that it offers an end run around the image editing limitations imposed on the mobile app. Lightroom Mobile renders and processes…
  • Dennis Muren on Lighting

    Stu Maschwitz
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    The all-important chrome ball of computer graphics. I was seduced by the chrome ball. My first job in Visual Effects was at Industrial Light and Magic. I struggled to learn the technical aspects of the job, but my first success at the company was artistic—Dennis Muren liked my lighting. The first shot I lit and composited at ILM, in 1995. Dennis Muren was, of course, a hero to me, and so this meant a lot. Every morning, sitting in Casper dailies with him, was surreal to me. Here I was, having my work critiqued by someone I’d idolized since I was old enough to read about how my…
  • Slugline T-Shirts

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    We are printing a limited run of Slugline T-Shirts. There's just 11 days left to order yours, and then they are gone. Like tears in rain. If I see you wearing one of these, drinks will be on me.
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    Stone Thrower

  • You Are All Invited!

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

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

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

    Jamie Zimmermann
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
        Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 Jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: animals, beatle, Bitter Melon, butterfly, Butterfly in Wheatgrass, cauliflower, Cauliflower and crab, crab, dark, david, David Bishop, delicious, dew, dewy, dramatic lighting david bishop photography, edible flowers, edibles, Floral, flowers, Food, Food Photography, Glasshouse, Glasshouse Assignment,…
  • Ryan Slack for AYR

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

  • Getty Images in Dire Straits?

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

    Vincent Laforet
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    This is bold prediction, but it’s clear to me that over the next several years, the standalone still camera will disappear from the hands of everyone – with the exception of a few high end professionals. Professional photographers (if they still exist then… and I think many, or to be honest some will) will continue to make photographs with DSLR/ Medium format and perhaps mirrorless still cameras – but the vast majority of photographers will continue the exodus towards smartphones. The smartphones and/or iPhones have already won. I’ve been a photographer for 25…
  • If you can’t make fun of yourself …

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:34 pm
    All I can say is… I haven’t laughed this hard in a Very.  Very.  Long.  Time. Doesn’t actually matter what this gentleman is actually saying in Spanish or in the subtitles… you have to admit his laughing it UTTERLY infectious.  Hope you laugh as hard as I did.   Amazing how things can get SO distorted with time. But I’m just posting this because this guy made me laugh so incredibly hard.   Enjoy and realized we’ve been on an incredible ride thanks to the Canon 5D MKII and “Reverie.” One thing is a fact:  that camera changed my life, and I…
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  • New Gear Frenzy: Thoughts on the Canon 5Ds, 5Ds R and Canon 5D IV

    Jim Goldstein
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:06 am
    I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my thoughts on the recent Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R DSLR announcement including… Are you getting one? Which one? What’s the difference? Is this the Canon 5D IV Is it worth sticking it out with Canon vs jumping to Nikon or Sony? I’ve also seen a lot of random rash statements online such as…. Too late Canon I’ve already switched to Sony/Nikon. Canon marketing sucks. How does this camera fit into their line up? Canon loses. Seeing that the Canon 5Ds /Ds R will not be released until June and Canon Marketing has seemingly…
  • Review: Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Tripod Head

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    One of the more impressive pieces of gear that I’ve been using as of late is the Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head. I can’t say I’d have ever thought of myself being excited over a tripod head, but Zenelli has made one of the sexiest pieces of equipment I’ve seen and used. As you’d imagine any product that is Carbon Fiber is going to come with a hefty price tag and this gimbal head is no exception, but for those in need of cutting the weight of their gear for remote trips this could be worth the spend. It’s important to note that the fact this…
  • Sunset Over West Maui

    Jim Goldstein
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Sunset light illuminates clouds over west Maui This was taken on a trip a year back atop the peak of Haleakala. While many are lured to this location to see the sunrise one should not miss sunsets either. It’s not everyday you get to sit a top the world and see for up to 30 miles or more in every direction. While driving here with my son he wisely stated, “This volcano is too big!” It is gigantic (10,023 feet above sea level) and amazing even more when you think how far down it goes below the ocean (28,227 feet from the ocean floor). It’s only rivaled by Mauna Kea on…
  • Best Photos of 2014 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 267 - Joe Aguirre

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

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Bill Parsons and Natalia Martinez are the team behind Northern California-based Photo Lab Pet Photography and Design Lab Creative Studio (soon to be merged into The Labs & Co.). With a shared passion for animals, their work centers around photographing them in a natural environment and letting their individuality shine. They work with commercial and private clients and volunteer services to shelters and rescue organizations as proud members of HeARTs Speak. They are honored to be favorites of a variety of companies, organizations and publications including Bark Magazine.  They live…
  • TCF Ep. 265 - Kale Friesen

    2 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Kale Friesen was born into the expansive vistas of Saskatchewan in 1981. At a very young age Kale became immersed in art and knew that he was destined to work in the arts. Kale spent his entire youth painting, drawing and playing music, and it wasn’t until he discovered photography that Kale understood how best he could realize his aesthetic vision.  In 2001 Kale headed west to Vancouver BC where he continued my love of arts, music and skateboarding.  A hunger to see the world and be inspired, Kale moved to Paris, France in 2006 to focus on his artistic pursuits. After…
  • TCF Ep. 264 - Ugo Cei

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

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

  • Photo Friday: Cold Water Flowing

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

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

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

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

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

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:52 pm
    A relatively minor update brings some easy self-portraiture functions to Panasonic's entry-level G-series camera.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Panasonic's latest 'travel zoom' camera has a larger grip and reduced resolution for better low-light performance.
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:46 pm
    A fast, stabilised, wide-angle zoom lens for 'full-frame' DSLR cameras.
  • Samsung NX1

    8 Feb 2015 | 7:41 pm
    A high-resolution interchangeable-lens camera, with fast autofocusing and continuous shooting plus extensive connectivity options, reviewed with the latest firmware update.
  • Samsung NX 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S ED OIS zoom lens

    8 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    A fast, premium-quality standard zoom lens that is ideally suited to the NX1 camera but can be used on any Samsung NX ILC.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • March 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper – Adirondack State Park, NY

    RR Jr
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:47 am
    The March 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. A recent trip to the Lake Placid region of NY, one of my favorite “local” landscape locations, yielded this image on a cold, cold day. As always, come closer to nature in the Adirondacks. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image as Desktop…
  • Photography Questions Answered From Facebook Community

    RR Jr
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:29 am
    I hold a regular Q+A session on my Facebook every every so often, and this weekends session was full of great questions. I’ve included them here with some extra clarification on my part since I usually have limited time to answer them live. Thanks to all for participating, I’m always grateful for the opportunity to help in any way I can. What would be the largest acceptable print in terms of resolution from an 18 MP camera? Assuming a good capture that is sharp and low in noise, you can easily print up 20” x 30” from 18mp. Again, the quality of the raw file is paramount and this is…
  • Success Stories: How A Printing Workshop Changes Everything for a Student

    RR Jr
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    During the Digital Fine Art Printing Workshop, I ask the students to bring an image that we can develop and print in class. I received this email from a recent student and wanted to share it here (with his permission) together with my thoughts. “Robert, the image you printed for me during the workshop has been printed dozens of times by several different labs. All of those results were disappointing, which led me to believe I hadn’t captured it correctly. I had hesitated to give you that image because those earlier printing attempts convinced me the image wasn’t worthy of being…
  • Field Test: Carbon Fiber Tripod and Ballhead from FLM

    RR Jr
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    A good tripod and ballhead is one of a landscape photographers most important investments. Camera stabilization is critical to achieving the sharpest images, and the quality and operation of a tripod should be an enjoyable experience, not get in the way of your image making. So often that’s exactly what happens when we struggle with tripods, and either see them as a necessary evil or avoid their use altogether unless absolutely necessary. On workshops, I don’t blame students when they avoid using their tripods in spite of my nagging that they should. I can see their focus and…
  • The Business of Photography: Creation and Productivity Software

    RR Jr
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    My main computer is a Macbook Pro Retina 15” which I use every single day as a photographer and small business owner. While I do have an iPad, which I love, I depend on the laptop for all creative and productive tasks. Whether writing blog posts, managing my websites, brainstorming, or creating presentations, I need the control and power that I can’t get on an iPad. I’ve tried and used many different applications over the years, but listed below are the ones I install on every machine I own. They allow me to use my laptop in ways I would have never dreamed of years ago, and let me wear…
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Lost Stories

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

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

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

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

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

  • My 2015 Oscar Predictions

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

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:44 am
    "Trinity" an original photo-triptych by Atom Magadia "To see a World in a grain of sand and Heaven in a wild FLOWER Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand and Eternity in an hour..." William Blake   "There is Nothing you can see that is not a FLOWER..." Matsuo Basho   "No more words In the Name of this Place we drink in with our breathing Stay quiet like a FLOWER so the
  • Canon's New High Resolution 5DS & 5DS R

    6 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    My long wait is finally over! Canon just came out with cameras I actually want... and need. The new Canon EOS 5DS R and its twin 5DS As a commercial studio and fine-art photographer, image resolution is critical to my work. The last time I was this excited about a camera was 13 years ago when the Canon EOS-1Ds first came out; arguably the 1st successful full-frame DSLR, after the
  • Weekly Street Photos #27

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: MANILA'S HOMELESS - 2 Photographs of the "homeless" (Manila's Homeless, Manila's Urban Aetas), can be offensive to some people. But ever since I started shooting on the actual streets of Metro-Manila, my camera refuses to turn away from a reality that readily greets me anywhere I look.   In the Philippines, a third-world country, you would have to be blind not to notice
  • Photo Mural Commission - Part 2

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

  • Miyar Kambala 2015

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

    Krishna Mohan
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    Same day as I photographed sun bathing Little Cormorant, on the opposite side of that marsh, I spotted Black-headed Ibis. Ibis was flooded with great evening light. I wanted to get into the marsh and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Little Cormorant

    Krishna Mohan
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:22 am
    With over 30 participants, our “2nd Free Photography Gear Boot Camp” conducted last Sunday was a great success. It was a basic introduction to common photographic equipment along with few... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Indian Golden Oriole

    Krishna Mohan
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:43 am
    I spotted this female Indian golden oriole on a ficus tree eying the ripened ficus fruits. On that day I was carrying my Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L II IS lens fitted with Canon EF 2X... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Culex Mosquito

    Krishna Mohan
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Fun part of insect photography is getting bitten by them. Macro photography consumes both considerable amount of time as well as considerable quantity of blood which are donated to these insects.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images In Light

  • Time Lapse

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

    Ross Murphy
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Nikon D800E,  AF-S 70-200 f/2.8 G II ED, f/7.1 at 195 mm 1/500 secOak tree and flowers outside Gilroy, Ca. Larger ImageHand held landscapes can be achieved by using fast shutter speeds and good camera technique to ensure sharp images. Always shoot as fast as possible, open up the aperture as needed to maintain a fast shutter speed, hold your breath and brace the camera or your body against a solid object, use image stabilization.Whats a fast enough shutter speed? I would try to stay above 1/250 sec, but faster is better, once you drop below that threshold its time to get out the tripod.
  • EF 11-24 f/4

    Ross Murphy
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    The new EF 11-24 f/4 World’s widest angle ultra-wide zoom with 11-24mm focal length.f/4 fixed aperture, high-performance standard zoom L-series lens.Uses four aspherical lens elements (including the world’s largest diameter ground aspherical lens within a photographic lens) and UD and Super UD lens elements, ensuring the highest image quality.Canon unique SWC and new ASC anti-reflective coatings.Fluorine coating on the lens surfaces to prevent dirt sticking to lens elements.Silent, fast autofocus using a ring type USM.A nine-blade circular aperture creates beautiful out-of-focus…
  • Canon EOS M3, Europe only?

    Ross Murphy
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Hoping this is a worthy camera and much better focus than Canons last offering. Also that they actually sell it here in the US.24.2 MP APS-C size CMOS sensorPremium image quality using DIGIC 6 ProcessorSelectable ISO range of 100-12,800 with expansion to 25,600Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing system with 49 AF pointsFocusing assist with Manual Focus Peaking and AF+MFLarge, tilt-type 3.0in (1040k) 3:2 ClearView II touchscreen with sRGB colour reproductionHigh quality Full HD 1920x1080 movies at 24p and 30p in MP4 format with full exposure controlBuilt-in WiFi with NFC supportFully compatible with…
  • Canon 5DS and 5DSR

    Ross Murphy
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:26 am
    Canon 5DSRUpdate: rumors have it that the noise and DR are in fact better at base ISO with the cost of high ISO noise, if this is the case the new camera may be designed specifically for low ISO shooting, which makes total sense. This does present a problem for people that shoot on both ends of the ISO scale, you will now need two cameras, one for low ISO 50mp studio/landscape shots and one for everything else.Can you say 50mp? Well Canon can, this should be an interesting press release, the big one here is the EF 11-24 f/4 lens, but I'm very interested to see what this new camera can do, it…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Tokyo Rainbow Bridge

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

    Rich Legg
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:39 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 6.5 seconds, f/16, ISO 200
  • Bonsai

    Rich Legg
    2 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56 f/1.2 lens – 1/70 second, f/1.2, ISO 400
  • Rainbow Bridge at Low Tide

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

    Rich Legg
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue

    Allen Murabayashi
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    “World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.” – About The Foundation, World Press Photo “Up to 20% of World Press Photo entries that made it to the penultimate round of the contest were disqualified after they were found to have been manipulated or post-processed carelessly, the Dutch organization has confirmed.” – World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists, TIME Magazine, Feb 12, 2015 “I think the contest standards have been quite clearly discussed in…
  • Webinar: Developing Your Worth & Brand as a Wedding Photographer (Plus – A Tamron Lens Giveaway!)

    Sarah Jacobs
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    It may not be obvious, but your wedding photography business’ brand and its worth — i.e. what your able to earn — go hand in hand. The stronger your brand, the more you’re able to capture the hearts and minds of potential clients and charge them accordingly. In this special webinar in partnership with Tamron, we’ll talk to internationally renowned wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz. The duo, with 10 years’ experience shooting and building their own business, has presented workshops to wedding photographers from London to Australia and been featured on Inside…
  • Selects #31: Silver

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We know this color may give off an icy cold feel for some, but we loved the subtle sparkle of our Silver board on Lattice so much, we just had to share. Peep some of our favorite submissions in the 31st edition of Selects, here, then check out Lattice to view the full collection in all its shiny glory. For our next Selects, we’d like to switch up the focus. We recently released our 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, and we want to know: What’s the winning image in your portfolio? If you’ve got one image in mind you consider truly contest-worthy, we want to…
  • Logan Mock-Bunting’s Freedivers | I Love Photography | Ep. 47 | Feb. 26, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    This week we talk to photographer and freediver Logan Mock-Bunting about his underwater photos from a recent freediving contest where contestants hold their breaths for over 3 minutes and dive to depths of 200 feet or more. Download the podcast Get the podcast: Watch the broadcast: 0:45 An interview with Logan Mock-Bunting and his freediving photos 11:09 Was the WIRED article title sensationalist? 18:29 Peter Lik uncovered in the New York Times 20:18 More World Press Photo contest controversy 22:50 Spencer Platt captures frozen rivers in NYC…
  • 5 Thrilling Images of Daredevils on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Each we week we pick a theme and compile five of our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for the discovery and curation of great photography from PhotoShelter members. This week, we chose to highlight the brave, the fearless, and the downright crazy, with five photos of daredevils doing what they do best. We found these images on Lattice boards curated on varying topics, from mountain biking, to motor-sports. Hold on for dear life and check these out: We begin with this mountain biking POV shot by Jay Goodrich. The motion blur in the foreground sets the speed, with the in-focus…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • To Africa with the Fuji X-T1

    14 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Two Fuji X-T1s and lenses for this trip to Kenya. The bag is one of my carry-ons, a briefcase from Filson My conversion to, and love affair with, smaller cameras is about as complete as it can be now. If the social media I’m reading is to be believed, it’s complete for many others as well. Photographers seem to be jettisoning their heavy DSLR gear in favour of smaller mirror-less cameras, and while I doubted I’d be doing so as quickly, when I get on the plane to Kenya for two weeks of assignment work tomorrow, I won’t be taking a DSLR. My transition has been slow. I…
  • SEE THE WORLD For $15, Win a Fuji*

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Today we’re releasing a book we’ve been planning for a long while. It’s a book about travel photography that just never happened, until now, because I was busy traveling. But today it’s out and if you buy it this week, before February 19, 2015, you can save 25% on it, and be entered to win a Fuji X-E2, one of my favourite cameras, and an 18-55mm lens. We all create differently, but I could travel the world with this one camera and lens and be very happy. It’s about as close to the ideal travel kit as I’ve seen, and I’d love to send you off on your…
  • The Travelling Photographer

    7 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    “Wherever you go, you take yourself with you.” ~ Neil Gaiman In Hokkaido last month one of the guys I was traveling with made an astute observation, that no matter where we travel as photographers, we will always have the same creative struggles as we do at home because “we take that same photographer with us wherever we go.” Indeed. As I gear up to launch SEE THE WORLD on Wednesday, and to head to Kenya on assignment later this same week, I’m turning my own thoughts to one of the things I love most in this world: traveling the world with my cameras. The camera, for me…
  • Commodity Failure: A Rant

    3 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Oh, am I going to catch shit for this one… Every once in a while, despite my best efforts to keep my head down and avoid this stuff, I hear someone complain again about “amateur” photographers (don’t even get me started on the term faux-tographer, I’ll have an aneurism) cannibalising the photography market because they work for less than industry standard, or – God help us – for free. And then these complainers head off to Walmart to get their discounted goods. Sigh. I’ve done so well at restraining myself lately, and haven’t had a rant for ages, but God help me,…
  • Finding Vision?

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tetrapods in the Sea of Japan. Hokkaido, 2015. I spent way too long last week trying to come up with a way to express something in the 140 characters that Twitter allows. I had seen something in one or another of my social media streams, something about a course where you can “find your photographic vision.” There was something about how it was written that got my knickers twisted, maybe because a couple years ago I would have used similar words and I think I’ve grown in my understanding. Maybe because I worry some of you are going to fall for it. Photographic vision is not something…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue

    Allen Murabayashi
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    “World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.” – About The Foundation, World Press Photo “Up to 20% of World Press Photo entries that made it to the penultimate round of the contest were disqualified after they were found to have been manipulated or post-processed carelessly, the Dutch organization has confirmed.” – World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists, TIME Magazine, Feb 12, 2015 “I think the contest standards have been quite clearly discussed in…
  • Webinar: Developing Your Worth & Brand as a Wedding Photographer (Plus – A Tamron Lens Giveaway!)

    Sarah Jacobs
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    It may not be obvious, but your wedding photography business’ brand and its worth — i.e. what your able to earn — go hand in hand. The stronger your brand, the more you’re able to capture the hearts and minds of potential clients and charge them accordingly. In this special webinar in partnership with Tamron, we’ll talk to internationally renowned wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz. The duo, with 10 years’ experience shooting and building their own business, has presented workshops to wedding photographers from London to Australia and been featured on Inside…
  • Selects #31: Silver

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We know this color may give off an icy cold feel for some, but we loved the subtle sparkle of our Silver board on Lattice so much, we just had to share. Peep some of our favorite submissions in the 31st edition of Selects, here, then check out Lattice to view the full collection in all its shiny glory. For our next Selects, we’d like to switch up the focus. We recently released our 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, and we want to know: What’s the winning image in your portfolio? If you’ve got one image in mind you consider truly contest-worthy, we want to…
  • Logan Mock-Bunting’s Freedivers | I Love Photography | Ep. 47 | Feb. 26, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    This week we talk to photographer and freediver Logan Mock-Bunting about his underwater photos from a recent freediving contest where contestants hold their breaths for over 3 minutes and dive to depths of 200 feet or more. Download the podcast Get the podcast: Watch the broadcast: 0:45 An interview with Logan Mock-Bunting and his freediving photos 11:09 Was the WIRED article title sensationalist? 18:29 Peter Lik uncovered in the New York Times 20:18 More World Press Photo contest controversy 22:50 Spencer Platt captures frozen rivers in NYC…
  • 5 Thrilling Images of Daredevils on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Each we week we pick a theme and compile five of our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for the discovery and curation of great photography from PhotoShelter members. This week, we chose to highlight the brave, the fearless, and the downright crazy, with five photos of daredevils doing what they do best. We found these images on Lattice boards curated on varying topics, from mountain biking, to motor-sports. Hold on for dear life and check these out: We begin with this mountain biking POV shot by Jay Goodrich. The motion blur in the foreground sets the speed, with the in-focus…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Congressional Hearings re Copyright on Thursday, February 26, 2015

    Carolyn E. Wright
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 pm
    On February 26, 2015, the Congress will hold two separate hearings relating to the functions and funding of the U.S. Copyright Office. Both hearings will begin at 1:30 pm and will be streamed through the respective Committee websites. The full House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from external witnesses regarding a variety of questions, including current and future statutory responsibilities, Constitutional issues, technology, fees, and appropriations. This hearing is part of the Committee’s commitment to review the copyright law to assess how well it is working in the digital age.
  • Take Action-Remind The 114th Congress That Copyright Is Vital to Creatives

    Carolyn E. Wright
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:06 pm
    From the Copyright Alliance: As the new Congress convenes in D.C. and takes up important copyright issues, please sign this letter reminding Congress of the vital role that copyright, free expression, creativity and innovation continue to play in our lives. “There is no “left” or “right” when it comes to respecting copyright. The creative community stands united in support of a copyright system that has made and continues to make the United States the global leader in the creative arts and the global paradigm for free expression. Our copyright system is not perfect but, like…
  • U.S. Copyright Office Releases Report on Technical Upgrades Project

    Carolyn E. Wright
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    The Register of Copyrights has released a report from the Special Projects Team responsible for studying technology issues and business improvements related to the Copyright Office’s services. The report was delivered to the Register by the Copyright Office Chief Information Officer Doug Ament, who chaired the multi-year analysis. The effort was one of 10 areas of focus publicly announced by the Office in Priorities and Special Projects of the United States Copyright Office: 2011-2013. The Office’s technology infrastructure impacts all of the Office’s key services, and is the single…
  • No Copyright Infringement Intended?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Some people claim that they don’t intend to infringe other’s copyrights when they reproduce, display, distribute, or create derivative works of copyrighted works. But will that make a difference as to their liability? Probably not. Several courts have addressed this issue by holding that a “person doesn’t have to have the ‘specific intent’ to violate the copyright protection to be liable for infringement. Coogan v. Avnet, Inc., 2005 WL 2789311 (D. Ariz. 2005), quoting Atlantic Recording Corp. v. Chan, 94 Fed. Appx. 531, 533 (9th Cir. 2004). Neither does a…
  • Photo Attorney Blog Celebrates TEN YEARS!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Today is the 10th Anniversary of the Photo Attorney® blog! Thank you for your continued support!  This blog is full of helpful information for the photographer’s legal needs. With hundreds of blog entries on a variety of legal subjects that affect photographers, the best way to find information is to use the search tool located at the top right hand corner of the page or check the Posts by Topic at the bottom of the right hand column. Subscribe to the RSS feed to easily get new posts. Also follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for other links and quick updates on the law. Learn even more…
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  • Ice, Sun dogs and Parhelic Circle

    18 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    It’s been cold this February in Maine—by local accounts, we’ve had more ice in Portland Harbor than has been seen in decades, and the Coast Guard has been using it’s ice breaking ship to keep the harbor navigable. However, “navigable” is relative; smaller boats have not been able to escape the harbor due to the ice buildup, which has now even reached Peaks Island: View looking north along western edge of Peaks Island.   The cold weather means that small animals (such as a recently sighted mink) can even make the trek from Peaks Island to neighboring…
  • Portland harbor, Maine

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    After a long snowless stretch this winter, Portland Maine has now received over 6 feet of snow, and has been in a deep freeze for some time. This morning Portland Harbor was flooded with ice, and I made this image from the Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island.
  • Track Meet at Scarborough Maine

    21 May 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Now that I’ve finished teaching the Spring Semester and am into summer school, I was able to go to my oldest daughter’s track meet, which was held in Scarborough, ME. It was a gorgeous day, not too cold, not too hot. A lot of standing around occurs as events are run by grade level, so I spent my time photographing mostly students from King Middle School. It’s way more interesting to photograph track events now that I feel like I consider myself a runner at this point. The long jump was especially interesting, as the camera affords one a glimpse of each runner’s form in…
  • Mt. Madison, White Mountains, NH

    5 May 2014 | 7:13 pm
    It’s a little early in the season for proper trail running in the White Mountains, but I decided to try for a Presidential Traverse this past weekend. (The Fastest Known Time (FKT) was set last September by Ben Nephew in a crazy time of 4h 34min; a time I have no hope of achieving) In any case, I started at 5 am with a breakfast of 4 eggs, sour cream, bacon, and a coffee with heavy cream. I then ran to the dock to catch the 6:15 ferry off the island. Gear from my run (Yaktrax in pack). Shoes are the excellent New Balance MT110’s. Then, it was a 2.5 hour drive to Pinkham Notch, and…
  • Sacred & Profane 2013

    20 Oct 2013 | 8:44 pm
    This past Saturday (19 October) was the 18th celebration of the “Sacred and Profane”, and art festival that takes place just down the road from my house on Peaks Island. It takes place at Battery Steele (See the USM Free Press article. Although I lived on Peaks Island 11 years ago, yesterday’s event was my first time attending. The weather was wonderful, and the venue at Battery Steele (and old WWII concrete bunker) was totally transformed and an enormous amount of effort went into cleaning up Battery Steele, and creating all the art installations. Of course, Battery Steele…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Toddler Fun :)

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

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:22 am
      It was a delight to photograph such a lovely little girl. Her beaming smile dressed as her favourite characters really did turn her into a princess for the day! We make sure that every child is completely relaxed within a couple of minutes so that they can have fun whilst we work hard to get some beautiful images for every parent to love forever. Here’s a little peak at some of our favourite images from Charlotte’s portrait photography session: If you would like some fab portraits of your prince or princess, please contact us on 01525 850795. For more information, please visit our…
  • Google 2-Day Masterclass

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Google hosted a 2-day Masterclasss at their hub in Victoria, London last week for Google Partners. Over 70 leading agencies from all over the UK attended this Masterclass which was presented by one of Europe’s leading digital marketeer Steen Rasmussen of IHH Nordic from Denmark. The event was part of the training Google Partners need to undertake to keep up to the latest in digital marketing. At this special training event, we learnt some powerful techniques for acquiring new clients from our expert trainer. Topics covered were how to pitch business, pricing and negotiations, proposal…
  • Chiltern Economic Forum

    17 Feb 2015 | 3:11 am
      The launch event for the Chiltern Economic Forum was held at The Old Palace Lodge Dunstable on Friday 13 February 2015 encouraging local businesses to network over drinks and a buffet, as well as enjoy a very entertaining talk by Lord Digby Jones on the important role that business and commerce have to play in our economy. Lord Digby Jones’ insight and views on industry and politics was delivered with a generous mix of his inimitable humour and had a captive audience from beginning to end.   A number of dignitaries, including Mr. Andrew Selous MP,  were also present,…
  • Little Darlings Launches At Tesco

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

  • DPE Podcast 3.1.15 – An interview with Catherine Hall and Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    In this episode we have an interview with editorial and lifestyle photographer Catherine Hall, plus Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography and go head to head providing landscape photo tips. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.15 – An interview with Chas Glatzer and Rick and Juan discuss creative visualization

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

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

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

    Juan Pons
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    In this episode we have a special guest, Rob Sheppard. Rob is a good friend of both Rick and Juan. During this episode we talk about the classes we each have on Craftsy, and give some of the best tips we provide during our classes. Plus we have discount links on the show notes for our classes on Craftsy. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Fuji X-T1 Twins Go to Iceland 

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

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

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

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

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

  • Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

    22 Feb 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Native Magnolia blossom, February 21, 2015. (Photo copyright 2015 / Andrew Boyd) The weather has been absolutely crazy here–balmy today, highs in the mid-70s, but then rain followed by the temps slamming down into the mid to low 30s by tomorrow night. It’s driving me nuts and it’s given me a cold and I’m tired of all of the wet and cold….but hey, I shouldn’t complain because our weather is so LAME compared to what’s happening around the rest of the U.S., right? Japanese Magnolia blossom, Februrary 21, 2015. (Photo copyright 2015/Andrew Boyd)  …
  • Henry Hood Gallery opening

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

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

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

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

  • DIY: Free printable DSLR lens hoods

    Diana Topan
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    February 28, 2015 /Photography News/ It isn't that lens hoods are really expensive, but if you hardly ever need one, you can probably find a better way to spend the $10-50 a lens hood would set you and are two nearly identical websites that offer free printable lens hood templates for a huge list of lenses. The only difference with is that it offers hoods that are “optimized” for crop sensor cameras. Whether you need a hood for a Canon prime, a Nikon telephoto, or a Sigma macro lens, you'll find that on both sites. Templates are available…
  • In pictures: The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards finalists

    Diana Topan
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:40 am
    February 24, 2015 /Photography News/ The 2015 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards today announces the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth categories.Recognising and rewarding the world’s best contemporary photography from the last year, the 2015 competition received the highest number of entries in its eight year history – 173,444 images from 171 countries – and a 24% increase on 2014.Speaking about the shortlisted images, Astrid Merget Motsenigos, Creative Director of the World Photography Organisation and organiser of the awards said: “The sole purpose of…
  • The fascinating technique that lets you capture sound waves on camera

    Diana Topan
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    February 23, 2015 /Photography News/ Did you ever wonder what different sounds look like? Thanks to the science behind the Schlieren Flow Visualization now you can see and capture the differences in air pressure caused by various forces such as sound or heat.So, how does it work?Here is a graphic that depicts how we are able to photograph movement in the airwaves, thus creating sound waves, by using a a series of objects to reflect and divert the waves for the camera to be able to capture it.This results in a photograph - like the one below - which shows the sound waves created by a pair of…
  • TeraBella Media Presents: The Open Portfolio 2015 Call for Entries

    Diana Topan
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:56 am
    TBM Stock ImageFebruary 20, 2015 /Photography News/ Whether your passion is landscape, portrait, documentary/street or something entirely unique, TeraBella Media (TBM) is interested in displaying your interpretations. TBM is inviting all photographers to send images that best represent their own personal style. The subject matter is open for each photographer. Image files may be in black and white and/or color. Participants may submit up to eight images that are most characteristic of their individual photographic approach. First, Second and Third place finalists will be chosen. Additionally,…
  • In Photos: Valentine Love From the Early 20th Century

    Diana Topan
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:08 am
    February 14, 2015 /Photography News/ Here is a collection of photographs from the beginning of the 20th century. Happy Valentine's Day!Zulu couple, 1903. (via Okinawa Soba)Young couple chalking hearts onto a tree. Valentine's Day, 1944. The Galt Museum & ArchivesThe kissYoung couple seated in garden, circa 1900. Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection, Powerhouse Museum. Gift of the Estate of Raymond W Phillips, 2008.Margaret Ballardini & Fred Watson, Luna Park, St Kilda, Victoria, ca. 1927. Photographed by M D True, Electric Studio. Soldier's goodbye & Bobbie the cat, ca.
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Just Hours From Death to Lottery Winner!

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

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

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
       Horses are big, powerful and at times intimidating animals. They are workers, athletes, farmers and friends. To the unassuming, they might be considered invincible and durable animals. Most of the time that could be true but to those that really know horses, know better.   Horses are emotional and fragile animals. Creatures of habit that stress when those habits are changed. Physically complex animals with extremely long intestinal tracts measuring up to 100 feet. All of that intestine can get twisted during the digestive process. Stress, weather changes, diet changes,…
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  • ZEISS, SLR Magic, Samyang – lens competitors ON THE COUCH together! ep 21, part 1 (of 3)

    Nino Leitner
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Watch all other episodes of ON THE COUCH so far by clicking here! It’s always refreshing to see companies who compete in the same or similar markets sit peacefully together and talk to each other, rather than trying to make others look bad for their own gain. We have this beautiful example here with ZEISS, SLR Magic and Samyang, three VERY different manufacturers of lenses. To be more exact, it’s Christophe Casenave from ZEISS, Andrew Chan from SLR Magic and Joost Wierenga for Samyang (from Disnet B.V. distributor). Among the new products they presented are (click the links for…
  • Edelkrone Release Pocket Rig 2 and Pocket Skater 2 – Small Camera Rigs for Your…

    Kevin Alexander
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Edelkrone has announced updates to two of their products that are worth checking out. First, there is the new Pocket Rig 2, a compact camera rig ideal for run and gun scenarios. Pocket Rig 2 It may be a little bulky to actually fit in your pocket, but for good reason. A support arm folds out from underneath the baseplate. It’s fully adjustable and allows you to comfortably shoot from the shoulder or even the hip. They’ve also included industry standard 15mm rods that unfold from the other side. You can easily attach a follow-focus and matte box. The rods even extend about 7 inches (18cm),…
  • Cinevate Hedron Slider Review

    Tim Fok
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    The Hedron is a new line of Cinevate camera sliders, available in four lengths from 2 to 5 foot. With a payload of 100lbs this is a heavyweight slider, I was sent the 3 foot version to check out and review. Crafted from CNC aluminium and lighter than Cinevates Atlas 10 slider at respective lengths, the Hedron ships with all terrain adjustable legs and anti-scratch feet. It’s compatible with Moco systems for motion control, and a counterweight for vertical slides, but the most exciting optional extra is the flywheel. This is quite a unique feature of the Hedron, it attaches to the carriage…
  • ARRI ALEXA Mini Hands-On and First Footage at BVE 2015

    Nino Leitner
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    We are here at BVE 2015 in London and together with our UK man Tim Fok I had a chance to have a hands-on with the super lightweight Alexa Mini, and an extended chat with Arri product manager for cameras, Michael Jonas. As might already have read in our news post about the new Alexa camera, the new “baby” Alexa is targeted at gimbal (like on a MoVi M15) and multicopter shooters. However, when holding it in our hands we realized that this camera will also be very popular with “normal” shooters who want to stay extremely small without sacrificing the legendary Alexa…
  • OWL – Quick Change Filter Adapter for Mirrorless Cameras

    Kevin Alexander
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    How many times have you wished for a quicker, easier way to change filters on your lens? Let’s face it. It’s not fun. Taking the time to switch out filters can easily lead to a missed shot. And that’s assuming you can actually get the filter off your lens. How many times has your filter just been stuck? Well, check out this cool project on Indiegogo for a unique filter adapter for mirrorless cameras. It’s called the OWL. This little device sits in between your camera body and the lens, and allows you to quickly change your filter. Check out their video to see how it works. How nice…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Bryna + Geoff | Married

    19 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Gina’s... The post Bryna + Geoff | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

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

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

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

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.11 – Noah Kalina

    Bryan Formhals
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    A few years ago, Noah hosted two photobook meetups at his Williamsburg studio. He organized them with Jorg Colberg and I after several months of chatting about photography and photobooks. We liked the idea of a small group of people pulling books from their collections and sharing them with a small group. It’s a great way to experience photobooks. The last month Olia and Russet of 10×10 Photobooks have organized two photobook salons here in New York and they’ve gone very well. It’s a great format for browsing photobooks, and mingling with like minded people.
  • Episode 2.10 – Amy Lombard & Sarah Jacobs

    Bryan Formhals
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
      Episode 2.10 – Amy Lombard & Sarah Jacobs Amy and Sarah joined us at Eddy’s place in Greenpoint to talk about their careers, Vivian Maier, and the fact that perhaps some photographers are publishing photobooks when they don’t need to. Amy’s had a busy year since transitioning to become a full time photographer. She’s regularly shooting for Vice, New York Mag’s The Cut and The New York Times, as well as continuing to pursue her own projects. It was great to have her on the show, especially since our conversation from season one has had to…
  • Episode 2.9 – Russet Lederman & Jeff Gutterman

    Bryan Formhals
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Episode 2.9 – Ruesset Lederman & Jeff Gutterman  As I was putting together the posts for this episode, I again realized how fortunate I was to have looked at the great books that Russet and Jeff brought for this episode. When we started out this season, I couldn’t have predicted that we’d be able to look at a first edition of Masahisa Fukase’s Ravens. I remember Hin Chua raving about it several years ago which is when I first heard about it. Then of course it was named the best photobook of the last 25 years.  So, I was excited for this episode, and probably a little…
  • Episode 2.8 – Gabriela Herman & Manjari Sharma

    Bryan Formhals
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    With this episode, we decided to add an introduction before the conversation with the guests. It’s something we’re going to experiment with in future episodes to see if it works. I think it will. This gives us a chance to catch up and chat about some things we’re reading or watching. Of course, the main event is the conversation with the guests, and this week we’ve got two who are not only incredibly talented photographers, but also very good friends, which made for a great conversation. Gab was one of the first photographers who reached out to me when I first started blogging. She…
  • Episode 2.7 – James Chororos

    Bryan Formhals
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Photograph by Tom Starkweather Episode 2.7 – James Chororos  “Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.” – Robert Adams I like this Robert Adams quote. I’ve been reading Why People Photograph the last few months. It’s a good read, but also incredibly boring at times. I do most of my reading on the internet which really isn’t intellectually or creatively healthy for you, me or…
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    Photography Life

  • The Versatility of Prime Lenses

    Guest Poster
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Zoom lenses are convenient, as everyone knows. I’d imagine that the vast majority of us started our photography with a simple 18-55 kit lens – I know I did, and I used it to take some of my favorite photos. However, it never seemed like a good fit for my style of photography. My first prime lens was the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR macro, a truly fantastic lens. At the time, I had never attempted macro photography. It is no exaggeration to say that the 105mm macro opened new worlds for me, and its sharpness was unbelievable. I had discovered the magical world of prime lenses.Flash forward to…
  • Astrophotography Tutorial

    Guest Poster
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Astrophotography is a hobby rapidly gaining popularity thanks to the fast advancing CMOS sensor technology. Over a decade ago, the light recording material employed in astrophotography was primarily chemical emulsion. Its low sensitivity makes it very hard to record the weak signal from deep space. In addition, the lack of real-time feedback is a huge source of frustration for beginners. Operational errors such as out-of-focus can only be realized after several nights of hard work after the film is developed. In the mid 90s, the advent of cooled CCD cameras provided solutions to both the…
  • Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light Review

    John Sherman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s been bugging me that I only have a handful of decent insect photos, despite owning a macro lens primarily for that purpose. When they weren’t flying or running away from me, they were biting me, and when I tried the pop-them-in-the-fridge-to-cool-them-down trick – well, let’s just say Mr. Tarantula is still napping. I felt awful about that and vowed never to ice down a critter again unless it was a penguin with heat stroke. Still I’ve been seeing tons of great bug photos lately and it rekindled my interest. If I could just dial in the lighting, maybe I could start nailing some…
  • Nikon D7200 High Resolution Sample Images

    Nasim Mansurov
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Nikon D7200 has been announced, but full resolution image samples are not yet available at NikonUSA or Nikon Imaging. Below are the images I was able to find through Nikon Japan. At this time there are only 5 full-resolution image samples available, but I will update this article if I find more this week. Sadly, all images below were captured at ISO 100 and there are no high ISO samples to look at yet. Nikon Asia and other regional sites do have more sample images, but none of them are at full size.As usual, please right click images and save them to your computer or open images in a new…
  • Nikon Lens and Camera Rebates Extended

    Romanas Naryškin
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    As many may have expected, Nikon has just extended the lens-only and camera rebates all the way to March 28th. And it is a good thing, too, as it gives more time for customers to get the lenses they’ve always wanted without having to purchase a camera body as well. But if you are looking for a new DSLR, the bundles are also available.Below are the current lens rebates categorized by lens type. What we think to be the best deals are highlighted in bold:1) Prime LensesNikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G Lens ($596.95, $100 off regular price)Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens ($496.95, $100 off regular…
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  • New Philip Hyde Exhibit, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport

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

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

    David Leland Hyde
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Rock Climber And Mountaineer Ed Cooper Packed A Large Format Camera To The Top Of Many Of North America’s Highest Peaks Now He Speaks Out About His Explorations, First Ascents, Sierra Club Books, Conservation And Philip Hyde’s Contribution Short Bio of Ed Cooper Ed Cooper, author and photographer, working with a newly acquired 5×7 Gundlach Bundschu view camera, top of Mt. Reynolds, Glacier National Park, Washington, copyright Ed Cooper Collection 1964. Cooper nearly always carried all of his own medium and large camera equipment to the tops of many of North America’s…
  • Best Photographs Of 2014

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

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log The purpose of the now classic book, Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde was to help in the conservation efforts to expand Canyonlands National Park and to aid in developing wilderness or national park protection for the Escalante River Canyons. Below read about the section of the project where Philip Hyde photographed the Escalante River and Ernie’s Country in Capitol Reef National Park and The Maze,…
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  • Too Long and not long enough.

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

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

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

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    I am very clear about not being able to multi task. I am also very familiar with my body clock and corresponding productive hours. My afternoon is not my creative time. I am very good at staring into space from about 3 to 7 pm each day. After 7 it is time for the kids to all wind down and start the long journey to bed. When they are all tucked in bed, I am ready to go to sleep as well. Or at least read in bed. I am not going to get anything useful written after 3pm on any day, so when the kids were home for school holidays, I only had my good intentions. There are no more than 24 hours in…
  • Ready for the real new year to begin.

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

  • Reach for New Heights

    Chris Corradino
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
  • Florida's Gulf Coast: A Hot Spot for Bird Photography

    Chris Corradino
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Florida is one of the better bird watching spots I've had the pleasure of photographing. Many of the animals are remarkably comfortable being viewed even at close distances. Check out my full report over on the PicsArt blog.
  • Photographing Sunset from a Snowy Picnic Bench

    Chris Corradino
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 am
    The road leading to the overlook at Captree State Park was blocked off to vehicle traffic. This was likely due to the heavy snow and thick ice that filled the parking lot. Rather than turning back, my client (John) and I parked in a nearby lot, and just walked over. With partial clouds, a frozen landscape, and the sun close to setting, all of the ingredients for a dramatic landscape were present. Still, even the most promising scenes can suffer from poor compositions. Rather than setting up the tripod right away, I recommend walking around and looking through the camera to explore…
  • You're on the Right Track

    Chris Corradino
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:33 am
    "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker in Snow

    Chris Corradino
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    All of this snow, coupled with bare trees make it a prime opportunity to photograph backyard birds. Caught this Red-bellied woodpecker with a 400mm lens at 5.6. 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Day 4 in Iceland

    Brian Matiash
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Our fourth day in Iceland had us saying goodbye to the Jökulsárlón region and brought us to our stopover in the quaint town of Vik. The day started off with us breaking out of bed at 5AM to photograph even more brilliant aurora and was then followed by a third shoot in an ice cave. After that, we checked out of our hotel and made our way to Skaftafell National Park and laboriously hiked to Svartifoss, a waterfall with notable vertical basalt formations that instantly reminded me of Latourell and Abiqua Falls in Oregon. Naturally, I felt right at home. :) When we wrapped up the waterfall…
  • Day 3 in Iceland – Aurora Edition!

    Brian Matiash
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    My third day in Iceland was certainly a busy one. We started off by shooting a new ice cave at sunrise, which was great except for when my leg broke through the surface of a frozen river. The ice caves themselves have proven to be one of the most challenging things that I’ve ever photographed but I’ll save that for a future post. Later in the day, we visited a black sand beach that was riddled with frozen burgs all along the shore. After getting more than my share of ocean water in my boots the evening before, I played it a bit safer and stayed further back for my shots. After…
  • Day 2 in Iceland

    Brian Matiash
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    My second day in Iceland was filled with all sorts of new experiences even beyond those that I had on my first day. I got to experience a beautiful sunrise from within a beautiful ice cave and shoot sunset on a black sand beach riddled with giant icebergs. In between both of these experiences, we were lucky to catch Jökulsárlón when there was minimal wind blowing. Despite the little wind, it was a bit of a challenge to get 2″ exposure when the bergs themselves weren’t moving. It is pretty trippy to see these gigantic pieces of ice float right on by you. Fortunately, I was able…
  • Day 1 in Iceland

    Brian Matiash
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    It hardly takes any time at all to understand why so many landscape and nature photographers flock to Iceland. It’s one of those places that absolutely lives up to the hype surrounding it. After landing here yesterday around 7am, we drove for about seven hours to our little hotel. Along the way, we stopped to photograph the glacier lagoon in Jökulsárlón as the sun began to set. Thus far, Iceland’s diverse landscapes have proven to be a wonderful challenge for me. I’d never seen glaciers or icebergs like these before and it certainly is a departure from the sort of…
  • Photo Tip: Getting in the right frame of mind

    Brian Matiash
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    By the time this post publishes, I’ll be almost thru my first full day in Iceland. While there is no shortage of beautiful photos shared by other talented photographers from the area, none have been taken or shared by me and this is something that I’m very excited to change. Before heading out there, though, I did my usual research and spoke with several friends who have already been there. But there is another type of preparation that I don‘t think I’ve ever really written about so I thought it’d make for a good photo tip. And that is the preparation of editing…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • This Won't be Happening Today

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

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

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This is what today feels like, except with an extra dose of rain.
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  • 5 Tips That Will Improve Your Milky Way Photography

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    We are excited to share the following tips by guest judge Chris Collacott. Chris is an international award-winning photographer who is known for his stunning natural landscape, architecture, and cityscape images. He specializes in large-scale panoramic photos. Collacott’s recently achieved highest scoring gigapixel image and 4th place overall in the EPSON Pano Awards 2013 for the built environment, and one of his most notable accomplishments include having one of his Vancouver Skyline photos showcased on a 23-foot mural in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Athletes Village. 1. The Gear…
  • 30+ Jaw Dropping Autumn Shots – View All The Fall 2014 Photo Contest Finalists!

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best autumn photos in this photo contest with multiple winners and chances to win a brand new Nikon 1 10MP Camera. Autumn, the foliage season, is one of the most popular seasons amongst photographers offering a wide range of colors and sceneries, be sure to get inspired by browsing the thousands of submissions in this photography contest. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Elena Shumilova for her collaboration as a guest judge. Elena has captured the attention of the world with her endearing and ethereal photos of…
  • Learn Why A ViewBug Member Says: When I think “photography” I think of a canvas, as a painter would

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    “I would describe my work as falling somewhere between beauty and dream” We are happy to share our conversation with ViewBug community member lisagriffin. Lisa is from Ireland and is lucky enough to have an endless supply of “fairytale” locations around her which she uses creatively to her advantage in her photography.  Enjoy our conversation and get inspired! When someone looks at your photos, what do you want them to take away from it? What are you trying to communicate? Usually when someone thinks “photography”, they think weddings, with blushing…
  • Walk 50 Steps and Shoot Photo Contest Finalists!

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos shot after having walked away from the subject in this photo contest with chances to win the C-Loop HD strap and more. We appreciate the collaboration of friend and professional photographer Vitaliy Zalishchyker as a guest judge. Vitaliy Zalishchyker is photographer based in Hannover (Germany), works on location and worldwide, is on the road a lot. Vitaliy is greatly influenced by fashion and transforms these ideas into his fashion and wedding photography. His pictures suggest scenes of perfection, while his strength lies in…
  • Learn How Polarising Filters Will Improve Your Architecture Photography

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:16 am
    We are happy to share our conversation with talented ViewBug community member DrawsWithLight. David is a UK based photographer and has received over 800 Peer Awards on ViewBug, clearly we all love his images. Below he shares some awesome tips plus insights on how he accomplishes the magic behind his images. 3 quick tips on how to improve Architecture photography 1. Don’t forget that polarising filters aren’t just for making the sky a deeper blue! Polarisers remove reflections and are useful for taking these distractions out of glass, metals and polished stone etc. Using a…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #2 Part 1 (Podcast 461)

    Martin Bailey
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:06 pm
    This week is the first of a two part series to walk you through a selection of photos from my second Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido Tour for 2015. These tours are in many ways the highlight of my year, so I’m sad to see them finished, but the resulting photos will keep me going for a while as I now start to work into my year. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. The itinerary for this tour is identical to Tour #1 that we discussed in the previous two episodes, but of course it was…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #1 Part 2 (Podcast 460)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:38 pm
    This week we complete our two part series to walk through 24 photos from the first of my two Japan Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido winter wonderland wildlife tours for 2015. As you’ll hear today, the weather gave us some unique challenges on this tour, but as usual we handled the situation, had an amazing time, and came away with some beautiful photos. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. We finished last week in the middle of day six, when we were back with the Red-Crowned…
  • Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido 2015 Tour #1 Part 1 (Podcast 459)

    Martin Bailey
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:58 am
    This week we start a two part series to walk through 24 photos from the first of my two Japan Snow Monkeys & Hokkaido winter wonderland wildlife tours for 2015. As you’ll hear next week, the weather gave us some unique challenges on this tour, but as usual we had an amazing time, and came away with some pretty cool photos. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. We started our tour with a three day visit to the adorable Snow Monkeys, which are a three hour drive north-west of…
  • Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure 2015 #2 (Podcast 458)

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

    Martin Bailey
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Last week, I completed a 12 day Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure with special guest David duChemin and 13 other amazing photographers. This was the first landscape only tour that I’ve done in Hokkaido, and we had a pretty amazing time, so from today I’m going to walk you through a selection of photographs from the tour to give you a taste of what we got up to. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Before we start looking at the images, let me give you a little…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • MPR Tom Weber interview with Jim Brandenburg aired today.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Jim was on Minnesota Public Radio today with Tom Weber talking about his new project Nature365 and some thoughts about the wolf hunt.  We hope you'll tune in.  Hear the MPR archive.You can see the daily video at our Facebook page: You can sign up for daily email reminder here.Brandenburg Gallery in Luverne & Ely, Minnesota (877)

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

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

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

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

  • It's Early, Cold and WORTH IT!

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
     by Jillian Bell Let me start by saying I am not a morning person... You can quote me on this. I spent the last week in northern Minnesota where the daily high reached -5F and had forgotten how crisp and refreshing the air feels, but more importantly had forgotten a great advantage to an extremely cold sunrise. Sun dogs scientific name parhelia, are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere often co-occurring with a luminous ring. (from Knowing your environment…
  • Bokeh For Beginners

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

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

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

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

  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Photography Trek – July 19-25, 2015

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

    Dan Bailey
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    After months of writing, selecting images, editing and proofing, I finally got see a printed version of my first book. I just received an advance copy of Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, which will be published by Focal Press on April 28, … Continue reading → The post Preorder My Outdoor Action Adventure Photography Book appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • New Alaska Snow Biking Photos

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

    Dan Bailey
    4 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Once you start shooting professionally, whether full or part time, you quickly realize that actually shooting photos is the smallest chunck of time you’ll spend in a given day, week or month. The majority if your time is spent with organizational tasks, such as … Continue reading → The post Cradoc Photo Business Software – fotoQuote and fotoBiz appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • The Joys of Shooting in Special Light

    Dan Bailey
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    You never know exactly what you’ll get when you head outside with the camera, especially when shooting landscapes. Sure, you often have preconceived notions about specific subject matter; you might even have ideas about how you plan to frame it. Perhaps you’ve … Continue reading → The post The Joys of Shooting in Special Light appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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    D Evil's Own Paradise by Dr.A.Cool AAH

  • Women Entrepreneurs up close in Dilli Haat!

    10 Feb 2015 | 3:15 am
    One fine warm wintry Sunday, decided to go to Dilli Haat to hunt for a copper finger ring for my son. Did not get the ring, but yes, the new theme was pretty fresh.The Ministry of Women and Child Development had organised an exhibition on the Women of India in Dilli Haat.  Women artisans and entrepreneurs from across India had their various products displayed.As usual there were your usual press photographers, and of course many other photographers armed with their DSLR cameras and fancy lenses and tripods, shooting anything and everything that moved or did not move. :-)This…
  • World Cup FIFA songs (playlist)

    26 May 2014 | 2:24 am
  • Tripura Rahasyam

    11 Feb 2014 | 9:54 am
    Tripura Rahasyamgreat stuff. Now I just need to findthe book ;-)
  • Options for Android :-) The Future of Android

    10 Sep 2013 | 10:52 am
    So we had an eventful 2-3 weeks..Nokia bought out by Microsoft, KitKat and Google android and now the IOS 7 launch ...iPhone 5??!! whatever#pastries #desserts etcsuddenly remembered an old photograph I had taken.. #google have a look for inspirationFor some more entertainment have a look at theseAndroid KitKat 4.4
  • The safest safe

    19 Aug 2013 | 10:32 am
    Guarded by the skulls and bones
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

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

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

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

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

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

  • February Photo Month Winner Week 4

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    February Photo Month Winner Week 4 is a post from: ezprints Blog Find out who’s won the final Nikon Coolpix P530 camera in February’s Photo Month. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzine–27077
  • Better, buffer: Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review posted

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Better, buffer: Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review posted is a post from: ezprints Blog Nikon’s D7200 has some big shoes to fill. The D7100 was one of our favorite midrange DSLRs of the past few years, and though it’s by no means a radical upgrade, the D7200 presents some notable new features. It has a 24.2MP CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter, an updated 51-point AF system sensitive to -3EV, a much larger buffer that can take up to 27 Raw images at 6 fps, and Wi-Fi with NFC. Read more click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital…
  • The WORKSHOP : Sydney, Australia

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    The WORKSHOP : Sydney, Australia is a post from: ezprints Blog As a child, I was fascinated with Australia…so fascinated, it bordered on obsession. As a homeschooler, my mother decided to channel my obsession interest and create a curriculum around all things Australia. Math was converting feet into meters, science was a study of koalas and kangaroos, and english focused on the syntax of letter writing (she found me a pen pal in Sydney). I wrote a report on the Sydney Opera House and promised I’d visit one day. At the time, we didn’t own a car, my father caught the bus to…
  • In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    In the Spotlight: Sony Alpha 7S Review posted is a post from: ezprints Blog The Sony Alpha 7S is a full-frame interchangeable lens camera sporting a 12.2MP CMOS sensor. It is identical in body design to the Sony a7 and Sony a7R, but don’t let that fool you. Unlike the other two, the a7S is specially geared toward video and low-light shooters. It’s capable of 1080/60p video with full-sensor readout and can turn out uncompressed 4K footage to an external recorder over HDMI. Read review click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital…
  • BiTorrent Launch Sync 2.0

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    BiTorrent Launch Sync 2.0 is a post from: ezprints Blog BitTorrent have just launched Version 2.0 of Sync, their file hosting/sharing/synchronisation tool for Free BSD, Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – News
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  • On Taking Pictures #147: Artistic Post-It® Notes

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    This week, should there be standards defining what is and isn’t photojournalism? Plus, are labels important, necessary or just noise? We also take a look at a potential alternative to Photoshop, the new Affinity Photo. Spencer Tunick is our Photographer of the Week. Download MP3 (42MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists | TIME It Takes Two to Tango: Instagram Account Brings Photographers Together | TIME Photoshop contest – Wikipedia, the free…
  • Between Chaos & Control, Part Two [Guest Post]

    Kristopher Matheson
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:08 pm
    “Being constantly creative and producing new works for people to enjoy and criticize is both intensely satisfying and painstakingly difficult.” – Kristopher Matheson Part One of Between Chaos & Control is available here. Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes How you arrive at creativity is in your hands alone. I don’t think people can be taught to be creative. You only need a sense of self-discovery, to be open to new ideas, to be fearless, to be willing to let go of your control and take chances—you have to educate yourself. The best course of action you or I…
  • Craft & Vision Podcast: David duChemin

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    “I just want people to get lost in the sense that they follow their own curiosity.” – David duChemin David duChemin is a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author and the accidental founder of Craft & Vision. In this episode, he sits down with host Jeffery Saddoris to discuss how he explores and engages the world when he travels and offers insights to help aspiring travel photographers mine richer experiences of their own. Download MP3 (26.4MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes   Visit his…
  • On Taking Pictures #146: Pattern Recognition Machine

    Jeffery Saddoris
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    This week, we’re going deep into discussing the power of a single photograph. Social or emotional impact notwithstanding, are photographs (or art for that matter) better with additional context? Also, you’ll never believe what Carol Armstrong found in her closet. Iconic sports shooter Neil Leifer is our Photographer of the Week. Download MP3 (37MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures 2015 Listener Survey On Taking Pictures – G+ – Assignment: #streetscene Humans of New York Lets…
  • Fragile Heroes: A Conversation with Sandra Chevrier [Q&A]

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Feb 2015 | 8:28 pm
    “The aesthetic is important to capture the eye of the viewer, but without a message it would be empty.” – Sandra Chevrier Listen Subscribe via RSS  or  iTunes I don’t remember where I first saw the work of painter Sandra Chevrier, but do remember very clearly that I was struck by it straight away. It was a painting from her series “Les Cages” – a beautiful woman’s face, which had been partially obscured by thick multicolored dollops of paint. The idea of obscuring features is core to Chevrier’s work, both in “Les Cages,”…
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  • The Versatility of Prime Lenses

    Guest Poster
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Zoom lenses are convenient, as everyone knows. I’d imagine that the vast majority of us started our photography with a simple 18-55 kit lens – I know I did, and I used it to take some of my favorite photos. However, it never seemed like a good fit for my style of photography. My first prime lens was the Nikon 105mm f/2.8G VR macro, a truly fantastic lens. At the time, I had never attempted macro photography. It is no exaggeration to say that the 105mm macro opened new worlds for me, and its sharpness was unbelievable. I had discovered the magical world of prime lenses.Flash forward to…
  • Astrophotography Tutorial

    Guest Poster
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Astrophotography is a hobby rapidly gaining popularity thanks to the fast advancing CMOS sensor technology. Over a decade ago, the light recording material employed in astrophotography was primarily chemical emulsion. Its low sensitivity makes it very hard to record the weak signal from deep space. In addition, the lack of real-time feedback is a huge source of frustration for beginners. Operational errors such as out-of-focus can only be realized after several nights of hard work after the film is developed. In the mid 90s, the advent of cooled CCD cameras provided solutions to both the…
  • Bolt VM-110 LED Macro Ring Light Review

    John Sherman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s been bugging me that I only have a handful of decent insect photos, despite owning a macro lens primarily for that purpose. When they weren’t flying or running away from me, they were biting me, and when I tried the pop-them-in-the-fridge-to-cool-them-down trick – well, let’s just say Mr. Tarantula is still napping. I felt awful about that and vowed never to ice down a critter again unless it was a penguin with heat stroke. Still I’ve been seeing tons of great bug photos lately and it rekindled my interest. If I could just dial in the lighting, maybe I could start nailing some…
  • Nikon D7200 High Resolution Sample Images

    Nasim Mansurov
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    The Nikon D7200 has been announced, but full resolution image samples are not yet available at NikonUSA or Nikon Imaging. Below are the images I was able to find through Nikon Japan. At this time there are only 5 full-resolution image samples available, but I will update this article if I find more this week. Sadly, all images below were captured at ISO 100 and there are no high ISO samples to look at yet. Nikon Asia and other regional sites do have more sample images, but none of them are at full size.As usual, please right click images and save them to your computer or open images in a new…
  • Nikon Lens and Camera Rebates Extended

    Romanas Naryškin
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    As many may have expected, Nikon has just extended the lens-only and camera rebates all the way to March 28th. And it is a good thing, too, as it gives more time for customers to get the lenses they’ve always wanted without having to purchase a camera body as well. But if you are looking for a new DSLR, the bundles are also available.Below are the current lens rebates categorized by lens type. What we think to be the best deals are highlighted in bold:1) Prime LensesNikkor AF-S 28mm f/1.8G Lens ($596.95, $100 off regular price)Nikkor AF-S 35mm f/1.8G ED Lens ($496.95, $100 off regular…
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  • Hasselblad Masters 2016 is now open

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

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

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

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

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

  • The WORKSHOP : Sydney, Australia

    3 Mar 2015 | 12:45 am
    As a child, I was fascinated with fascinated, it bordered on obsession. As a homeschooler, my mother decided to channel my obsession interest and create a curriculum around all things Australia. Math was converting feet into meters, science was a study of koalas and kangaroos, and english focused on the syntax of letter writing (she found me a pen pal in Sydney). I wrote a report on the Sydney Opera House and promised I'd visit one day. At the time, we didn't own a car, my father caught the bus to work, our refrigerator was empty, and we shopped at thrift stores. Instead of…
  • Lessons I Learned from my Dog

    1 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Greet loved ones at the door. The best way to start the day is staying in bed a little bit longer. Forgive and forget. Always make time to cuddle. Eat what's been served. Bark, but don't bite. Listen without questioning. It's okay to stick your head out of the car window and smile. Stay curious. Share your toys. End each day with a kiss.© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • It's Worth Fighting For

    26 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    On the best days you feel your creative work is passable. On the worst, you want throw your camera/paint brush/pen/script/book against the wall. But here's the kicker: simply showing up and doing it is far better than the alternative. If you want success, show up for three years and work like your life depends on it. Because it does. The work will teach you how to survive. It will make you humble. Best yet, it'll make you hungry. The work will prove that success isn't luck, getting a break or having connections...success is showing up every day when no one is watching and honing your craft,…
  • How to Get a Client to Respond...and Book You

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was recently contacted by a bride asking me about me packages and she responded by saying that everything that I offered was exactly what she wanted and the right price for her. After a few days, she sent me an email saying that they would love to hire me and when could we meet up to sign the contract. We had set up a date to meet until she emailed me again saying that her fiancé found another photographer who they're considering working with, but she would let me know what they decide. Ok, what do I respond to that? And how long is it ok to wait for them to make up…
  • Client Gift Ideas : Under $30

    24 Feb 2015 | 12:55 am
    If you've followed my blog for a while, you'll realize I love sending my clients gifts. I've received quite a few questions in regard to how I do it, when it happens, and to whom I send them. But the truth of the matter is that it really just depends on the gift I'm sending. For instance, the Valentine's gift I recently sent was posted just for this year's clients. But there've been times when I sent gifts to last year's clients, this year's clients, and next year's most depends on the gift itself (and, let's be real, my budget). Most my gifts are personalized for my clients as a…
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  • The Big Oak of Thomasville, Georgia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:05 am
    Cinderella Cinderella is a fictional character and is the main protagonist in Disney’s twelfth animated film, Cinderella (1950), and its two sequels. The Disney version of the character was based on the French version of the tale by Charles Perrault, written in 1634 in Histoires ou Contes du Temps Passé. She is the second in the Disney Princess line-up. Cinderella was voiced by the late Ilene Woods in the original film with Jennifer Hale taking over in the sequels. Cinderella is about 19 years old with strawberry-blonde hair, blue eyes, and a fair complexion. She is made a servant in her…
  • Design Trends 2015 – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:09 am
    In 2015 we’re looking forward to a great leap forward in design evolution. We’ve seen some great jumps over the past few years in design shifts. Flat design exploded onto the scene in 2013 but has now been replaced with the popularity of Material Design moving into 2014. Authentic, free stock photos are now easier than ever to find and use in projects. Free high-quality fonts continue to be used in better web and printing projects. We’ve made a few bold predictions that are brand new for 2015 as well. Magical realism is being applied to design in the same way it’s been applied to…
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  • The Reason We Make Wedding Photographs

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

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

    G.E. Masana
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Anyone with a camera nowadays can take a wedding picture. It’s simple. Point a camera at a wedding… and take a picture. Your guests will do that with their snapshots. Ah, but… it’s another thing to capture what your wedding feels like. And those are the moments which give your wedding deeper meaning and significance. Those are the unscripted moments of your life. And those moments have the most profound meaning for you. But how would a wedding photographer know when it’s that kind of moment? You could snap a shutter every five seconds – and still miss the most profound moment…
  • Raphael Vineyard Wedding | Long Island Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    1 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Raphael Vineyard Wedding The post Raphael Vineyard Wedding | Long Island Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • This is what love looks like – Engagement Portraits in Central Park, NYC

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

    Mike Walker
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    Looking out my window at home, watching the snow fall, it’s nice to think back to a couple of days ago when I was visiting Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in Utah with Jennifer King Photography Workshops. The weather there was surprisingly mild for February and it allowed for extended photography opportunities including some pleasant night photography. The image above was taken at the Grand View Point in Canyonlands at sunrise. It is a spectacular vista overlooking the white-rimmed canyon below. The shot below, while not particularly dramatic and an image that is iconic for Arches…
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  • How To Quickly Master DSLR Camera Exposure

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

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

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

    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 5 Volume Five is our biggest release yet, including over 30 minutes of video content! In this edition we explore portrait lighting patterns using both flash and natural lighting, the role of the digital darkroom with respect to lighting decisions, and how to make amazing winter photographs while keeping your gear safe. We also have a compelling piece on one photographer’s transition from digital to film and how it can ignite an even deeper passion for the craft. Readers will also learn post-processing techniques in Lightroom for sharpening and noise reduction, and…
  • Mind Over Megapixels

    26 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    If you bought or received any new photography gear this Holiday Season, this is for you. Whether you’re a true beginner with a pocket sized camera, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, the 14 Secrets of Great Photography were designed to power you to the next level. Despite what the manufacturers want you to believe, creativity can’t be withdrawn from an ATM machine. Strip away all of the marketing hype, instant rebates, and sales pitch propaganda, and you are left with a light gathering box. To create compelling art, we must train our mind, not the machine. BUY NOW!
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    Light Stalking

  • Jump for Joy: 19 Beautiful Photos of Frogs

    Jason D. Little
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    I know not everyone shares this opinion but I think frogs are captivating creatures. As a kid, anytime someone asked me what my favorite animal was, I replied very self-assuredly that is was the frog. I’m not sure why this was, considering pigeons dominate New York City wildlife, not frogs. And whenever anyone used the words “frog” and “toad” interchangeably, I was quick to let them know that frogs are not toads and toads are not frogs! My obsession with frogs has diminished considerably, but I still find them quite photogenic — their big eyes, their astonishing variety of colors…
  • The Most Inspiring Photography Articles and Photos of the Week

    Toad Hollow Photography
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    With another week behind us, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to the best material to share here with everyone.  This weeks list is composed of a particularly profound interview from an industry leader, a selection of tutorials, a review and a special feature, wrapped up with the usual great photography and interesting blogs.  We really hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Photo by Frederik Ranninger Interviews Video: In Conversation with Joe McNally: Building A Lasting Photography…
  • 4 In-Camera Tools That Can Help You Create Beautiful Landscape Images

    Sheen Watkins
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    From sunrises, sunsets, desert ranges, majestic mountains to fields of flowers, creating beautiful landscape images can be easy at times, and sometimes difficult. There’s a lot to think about when composing beautiful images. Sure, we have to determine our ISO, depth of field and exposure compensation. We also need our tripod, cable release and possibly even a filter or two. Then, we need to get our composition just right. A lot of sky? A hint of sky? Or, no sky at all? Finding and framing up our images is a lot of work creatively and technically. However, there are a few in-camera…
  • Learning from Your Mistakes Even When No One Knows You’ve Made Them

    William Petruzzo
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    By the time we’re adults, most of us have learned that mistakes are much better teachers than successes are. Mistakes engage our ingrained loss aversion. If you make the mistake of walking away from your camera bag on the sidewalk, if it’s stolen, you’ll feel the sting of losing your camera to a thief every time you set it down in public. Loss aversion is usually a stronger force in our mind than the drive to acquire. It means that, as far as our subconscious learning mind is concerned, we’ll work harder not to lose something we already have, than to work hard to get something we…
  • 7 Simple Maintenance and Care Tips to Keep Your Digital Camera in Great Shape

    Sheen Watkins
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Camera bodies, lenses and accessories are significant investments that require care. They start the day with us at sunrise, finish at sunsets and stick with us for the many moments in between. They attend parties, milestone events, embark with us on travel or when we’re just kicking around the house looking for something to shoot. Many take care of their gear after every outing. Some wait until it’s very obvious that a good cleaning and maintenance is well overdue. With a few dollars and a few minutes of routine care time, your investment will require less costly maintenance. Read…
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  • Adding Shallow Depth of Field in Photoshop

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

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

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

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

    Nicole S. Young
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:49 pm
    This article was originally posted on When photographing an image with some type of line, path, or object that will go out of my frame, my very first instinct is to find a way to push it towards one of the corners. This also works well for items that are coming into the frame, too. Compositionally speaking, this type of framing is very pleasing. It can prevent a road, stairway, or limb from the appearance of being chopped off or awkwardly positioned in the photograph. It can help bring balance to the image as a whole. Keep in mind that to do this, you may need to tilt your…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Restore old photos with our ten top tips!

    Matt Bennett
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Final image 1. Fix large areas The Patch tool is fantastic for copying detail from one area of an image to another and is perfect for repairing any backgrounds that have deteriorated. Simply select it from the Toolbar, draw around the area to fix and then click and drag that selection to the area you want to use as a replacement. It is quicker and more reliable than any other tool. 2. Clone Stamp and Spot Healing The Patch tool is too fiddly for tiny areas, so use the Spot Healing Brush or Clone Stamp tool to take care of small imperfections. Because you can control brush size, you can see to…
  • A camera lens vs the human eye

    Matt Bennett
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Camera-Lens-vs.-The-Eye-1 This fun infographic has been created by Clifton Cameras with BBC and National Geographic sources. We thought you might enjoy it!  
  • Learn to shoot live music in Digital Photographer 158

    Matt Bennett
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Black Label Society by Steve Johnston Issue 158 of Digital Photographer magazine is currently on sale, and it’s packed full of pro tips to improve your photography! Available also as a digital magazine for your iPad or tablet device, Digital Photographer 158 includes an in-depth guide to live music photography. One of our favourite elements of this feature is professional music photographer Steve Johnston’s guide to how to make friends rather than enemies when working as a photographer in the music industry! Click the links above to find out more.
  • New Nikon D7200 is faster and better connected

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
      The new D7200 is an evolutionary upgrade to the D7100, with an increased buffer depth Nikon has today announced a new DSLR to lead its range of DX-format cameras, and this offering comes in the form of the well-connected D7200. Inside the lightweight body – the same as the D7100 at 675g – there’s a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range from 100-25,600 to help minimize noise in low-light situation, and an EXPEED 4 processor for 30% faster image processing than its predecessor. To streamline the sharing process, users can now choose whether to transfer their…
  • Crimson Sun-bird (female) by Arindom Bora

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    A big congratulations to Arindom Bora, whose image Crimson Sun-bird (female) has been named as this week’s star image on the Digital Photographer’s website! Arindom shot this beautiful little bird in his back garden, and using a 300mm lens and fast shutter of 1/2000sec was able to capture this subject in pin-sharp quality. We absolutely love about the colourful nature of the shot, and the bright background really complements the bird. Well done Arindom! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • The Photography Advice I Give Every Time

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

    Rob Lim
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    ***Super exciting! You could WIN a Slide neck strap and Clutch hand strap! Check out our review, then head to the bottom of the post to find out how to enter the giveaway!***  We clearly have a backlog of neat photography gear we’ve been meaning to test out! And today’s products from Peak Design are super nifty. In fact, they’re trying to solve many of the problems that plague neck straps and hand straps. Problems that have bugged us for years, to the point where we pretty much gave up on straps all together. Have they succeeded? Let’s find out… The story begins when the…
  • And the Winner of the Smartphone Printer Is…

    Lauren Lim
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    We recently wrapped up a very thrilling giveaway for a Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1, and wanted to announce our lucky winner! A huge congrats to our winner, Maureen, we hope you have a ton of fun with your new printer! And an equally huge thank you to everyone who entered! We have some pretty exciting giveaways planned for the near future, so stay tuned, and make sure to join our free Explorers Club so we can email you to let you know when the next one is open! Have a happy day, friend! Lauren & Rob The post And the Winner of the Smartphone Printer Is… appeared…
  • Free Photography-themed Valentines Cards

    Lauren Lim
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Hey guys! With Valentine’s Day nearly here, we want to remind you about our free photo-themed Valentine’s Day cards! We put this set of four hand-illustrated cards together last year, but – good news! – spreading the love (and the silliness) doesn’t get old. So do it up again this year – print them off and pass them out in person, or share the digital versions with your photo-pals on social media. Web Version: Is social sharing your thing? Then just scroll to the bottom of this post for the web versions that you can post on your favourite networks! Print Version: If…
  • Review: Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1

    Lauren Lim
    8 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    As photographers in a digital age, we’re always on the lookout for easy ways to get our photos off of our devices and into our hands. So when we heard about the Fujifilm Instax SHARE Smartphone Printer SP-1, we were excited. This miniature printer – it’s smaller than your average paperback book – lets you print photos from your smartphone or tablet wirelessly, on Instax film, in just seconds! Watch the video below for a quick demo and review of the printer. Then read on for our full rundown on this cool little gadget! Basic Specs Ok, some basic specs on this printer. Size…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • The Past is the Present: A Workshop with Pablo Bartholomew

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    A wonderful free workshop for those in or connected to Myanmar by our friends at Myanmar Deitta and led by influential photographer Pablo Bartholomew.Related Posts:IPA Photo+ Workshop: Vignettes from Yangon CityYangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…Video: Pablo Bartholomew – A Life in PhotographyCall for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…(Visited 57 times, 57 visits today)
  • Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 pm
    An evolving, recommended list of photo festivals and events in the East, South and Southeast Asia Festival Circuit.Related Posts:Asia Photo Festival Circuit Watch 2014Taipei Art Photo Show 2013 – Call For SubmissionsChoosing Chobi MelaIPA Stickies #1 November ’13The 8th Angkor Photo Festival wants your work!(Visited 526 times, 526 visits today)
  • StarDust, by Debashish Chakrabarty

    22 Feb 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Surface is a fiction, physicality another. Time begins to flow and incidents started to occur. A billion years ago they ate some light, dreamed of a pale blue dot.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Rear Window, by Debashish ChakrabartyPhoto Essay: Blue Yamuna, by Jerome LorieauJu Duoqi – Fantasies in Chinese CabbagePhoto Essay: Strange Fruit, by Jes AznarPhoto Essay: Project 37, by Chow Chee Yong(Visited 487 times, 165 visits today)
  • Call For Applications: Grant for IPA PHOTO+ Workshop MANILA

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    We are offering 1 Scholarship Grant for the IPA PHOTO+ Workshop MANILA which takes place 20th – 24th April 2015. DEADLINE: TUESDAY, 17TH MARCH 2015.Related Posts:Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for…Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Thai…Call For Applications: Scholarship Grant – IPA Mentorship…(Visited 906 times, 182 visits today)
  • The Great Wall, by Fan Shi San

    15 Feb 2015 | 6:58 pm
    The Great Wall passes through several provinces include Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Hebei and Liaoning until it plunges into the Yellow Sea.Related Posts:The Life of Bicycles in China, by Wang WenlanCuratorial Note: We Are Farmers Exhibition, by Ore HuiyingPhoto Essay: 胡 | WHO, by Wilfred LimSpotlight: North East Men, by Wang Fuchun, ChinaA Diary: 6th Guizhou Photo China Original Photographic…(Visited 590 times, 35 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady Be Good – Day 8, April 12, 1943

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

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

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

    Richard Davis
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 Shelley, Rip, Moore separate and try to go for help, rest of us all very weak, eyes bad. Not any travel, all want to die, still very little water. nites are about 35, good N. wind, no shelter, 1 parachute left. Ripslinger’s Diary: FRIDAY, April 9, 1943 5th day out & we all thought we’re gone. All wanted…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 4, April 8, 1943

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

  • Portraits of Love

    Brent Pennington
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:15 am
    The absolute best reason to make a portrait is out of love.  Whether it’s the love one person has for another, or the passion someone has for a cause, or the sheer love of creating great images for a team. The photos here feature my beautiful fiancee Mandy and they are portraits of love.  But […]
  • Christmas Parties!

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

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

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

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

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

    3 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, March 3, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #28TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #28:  Finally some breaks appeared in the clouds,…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    2 Mar 2015 | 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, March 2, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #126HUDSON RIVER #126:   Here is another dirt country road in the mid-Hudson valley also graced by the infamous #Hudson valley light. To be…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, February 27, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #53SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #53…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

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

  • 4 Critical Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Lens

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:35 am
    It is not as easy as it seems, choosing a lens for shooting pictures, that is. Most people, however, will pick a lens without thinking and seemingly capture great images at times. They are just plain lucky. You would think there is nothing to it, choosing the right lens that is. But there is a […]
  • Landscape Photography (It’s All About the Light)

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you ask a landscape photographer – what is the key element that can help you make prize winning landscape pictures; the answer, most certainly, would be – “get out of bed early.” Landscape photography isn’t as simple as you think it is. There’s lot more to it than just getting out of bed pretty […]
  • What is Auto Exposure Bracketing (and how do I use it?)

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Auto exposure bracketing, or AEB, is a term that is used to signify a process where the camera automatically takes two or more exposures but with different exposure values. This method is generally used when the photographer isn’t quite sure what the correct exposure for a scene is. You would argue that the auto exposure […]
  • Sunset Photography (Easy as 1, 2, 3)

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    You may have probably faced this challenge many times. You’re standing in front of the most magical sunset. You decide to whip out your camera and take a picture. Except, your camera somehow decides that the scene is too bright and chooses to under-exposes it. The result is a bright blob (representing the sun) at […]
  • An Introduction to Flash Painting

    9 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Slow shutter speed does open up a whole world of possibilities in as much as creative photography is concerned. Literally, you are limited only by your imagination when it comes to what you can do with a DSLR set to slow shutter speed. One of the creative uses of slow shutter speed is flash painting. […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • NYC Day 3

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Quick updates… and bad lighting. Got a few new books at MoMA and saw their amazing collection additions on view. ================= Sponsor - Audible Audible is the internet's leading provider of audio books with over 150,000 downloadable titles across all types of literature including fiction, non-fiction and periodicals. For a free audio book of your choice, visit Remember to subscribe Follow us on social! Twitter: Facebook:…
  • Feinstein Documentary Update

    25 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I'm in New York City this week to work on the next phase of the Harold Feinstein Documentary. This project started in December as an interview with Harold for the show and has since turned into a longer form documentary. I'm going to be in NY for the next 5 days. I'm working at YouTube Space New York on Saturday to film the 4 people for the project. I'll be filming Howard Greenberg, A.D. Coleman, Sean Corcoran and Robert Shamis. I do have some downtime on this trip so we're going to try for a meetup on Sunday. If you're interested in coming, I'll post the details on…
  • Capturing Motion: From Vroman to Titarenko

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Using motion in photography can create an amazing, ghost-like quality when used in contrast with surroundings that are sharply in focus. We talked a lot lately about interpretations. In this video I take an in-depth look at 2 photographers who interpreted motion in the same manner, but brought their own personal style and culture to the image. AC Vroman was an early practitioner of photography in the late 1800's. He was an accomplished photographer who worked with Native American's across California, Arizona and New Mexico. He's also known for starting the oldest bookstore in Southern…
  • Photography: Truth vs Beauty

    18 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    In this video we will take a look at ethics and how photography is used. This is an interesting debate and being both an art and a science there has always been the age old argument of truth vs beauty. The Economist story: Narciso Contreras / AP Historical Work: Gustave Le Grey Oscar Rejlander Henry Peach…
  • Behind the Image :: Steel House

    14 Feb 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Join me as we go behind the scenes in post production on an image I made in West Texas last weekend. Often times we are out shooting and we find something of interest but don't have the exact equipment or timing required to get the shot as perfect as we'd like. Last week I was in Lubbock, Texas and drove out to Ransom Canyon to see Robert Bruno's Steel House. All I had was my Sony NEX 5. I opted to do a panorama knowing I'd have some work to do in post. In this video I'll show you a complete behind the scenes and talk about how I made the image from the RAW files from the Sony NEX 5. Artist…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • World Press Photo And Its Credibility Issue

    Allen Murabayashi
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    “World Press Photo is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide.” – About The Foundation, World Press Photo “Up to 20% of World Press Photo entries that made it to the penultimate round of the contest were disqualified after they were found to have been manipulated or post-processed carelessly, the Dutch organization has confirmed.” – World Press Photo Disqualifies 20% of Its Contest Finalists, TIME Magazine, Feb 12, 2015 “I think the contest standards have been quite clearly discussed in…
  • Webinar: Developing Your Worth & Brand as a Wedding Photographer (Plus – A Tamron Lens Giveaway!)

    Sarah Jacobs
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    It may not be obvious, but your wedding photography business’ brand and its worth — i.e. what your able to earn — go hand in hand. The stronger your brand, the more you’re able to capture the hearts and minds of potential clients and charge them accordingly. In this special webinar in partnership with Tamron, we’ll talk to internationally renowned wedding photographers Justin & Mary Marantz. The duo, with 10 years’ experience shooting and building their own business, has presented workshops to wedding photographers from London to Australia and been featured on Inside…
  • Selects #31: Silver

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:59 pm
    We know this color may give off an icy cold feel for some, but we loved the subtle sparkle of our Silver board on Lattice so much, we just had to share. Peep some of our favorite submissions in the 31st edition of Selects, here, then check out Lattice to view the full collection in all its shiny glory. For our next Selects, we’d like to switch up the focus. We recently released our 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests, and we want to know: What’s the winning image in your portfolio? If you’ve got one image in mind you consider truly contest-worthy, we want to…
  • Logan Mock-Bunting’s Freedivers | I Love Photography | Ep. 47 | Feb. 26, 2015

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    This week we talk to photographer and freediver Logan Mock-Bunting about his underwater photos from a recent freediving contest where contestants hold their breaths for over 3 minutes and dive to depths of 200 feet or more. Download the podcast Get the podcast: Watch the broadcast: 0:45 An interview with Logan Mock-Bunting and his freediving photos 11:09 Was the WIRED article title sensationalist? 18:29 Peter Lik uncovered in the New York Times 20:18 More World Press Photo contest controversy 22:50 Spencer Platt captures frozen rivers in NYC…
  • 5 Thrilling Images of Daredevils on Lattice

    Fernando Gomes
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Each we week we pick a theme and compile five of our favorite photos from Lattice, our new destination for the discovery and curation of great photography from PhotoShelter members. This week, we chose to highlight the brave, the fearless, and the downright crazy, with five photos of daredevils doing what they do best. We found these images on Lattice boards curated on varying topics, from mountain biking, to motor-sports. Hold on for dear life and check these out: We begin with this mountain biking POV shot by Jay Goodrich. The motion blur in the foreground sets the speed, with the in-focus…
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  • GPP 2015
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:49 pm
    This time tomorrow I'll be sitting on an Emirates flight, winging my way towards Dubai for GPP 2015. The event runs from the 6th-13th and I'll be running four of my favourite workshops. After GPP I'll be heading to Oman for a few days with Issa AlKindy then back to Dubai for a few more days. Watch this space :)
  • Venice Carnival 2015 #5
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Something a bit different today, taken during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour, and processed using a variety of textures and borders. On a related note, we've just started accepting bookings for 2016 and four of the twelve places are already booked. If you think you might be interested in joining us please take a look at the following link. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 7.56am on 14/2/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF…
  • Venice Carnival 2015 #4
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    Here's another shot from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, taken from the Rialto Bridge. If you're interested, you can find out more about next year's trip here: capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.11am on 11/2/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 50mm f/4.0 1/550 aperture priority +2/3 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none very minor
  • Venice Carnival 2015 #3
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    This is a shot of one of the participants from our Venice Carnival Photo Tour, shot during our natural light workshop. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.14pm on 19/2/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 56mm f/1.2 R f/2.8 1/240 manual n/a evaluative 200 yes RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none no
  • VCPT (alt #1)
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    This was shot during our trip to Burano during our Venice Carnival Photo Tour. It says nothing about the Carnival, or Venice, but I like how it turned out. It's also a great testament to Fuji's new lens, the XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR. Even wide open this is a very sharp lens. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.48pm on 14/2/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 106mm f/2.8 1/200 aperture priority +1 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none…
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    The New Camera

  • Nikon D7200 Announced by Nikon

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Nikon D7200 is professional series DX format camera, the camera features 24.2MP CMOS sensor and comes without optical low pass filter, hence you will get super sharp images even when viewed at 100%, the camera built with Expeed 4 image processor that enables you to capture images at 6fps of continuous shooting speed and we Continue reading Nikon D7200 Announced by NikonRelated Posts:Nikon D7200 Coming Before March 13, 2015Nikon D5500 Announced By Nikon – Press Release and…Nikon D7200 and Nikon J5 also ComingNikon D7200 to Feature 51 Points AF SystemNikon D800S and Nikon D7200…
  • Nikon P900 – Megazoom Camera from Nikon

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Nikon has finally announced a new superzoom camera Nikon P900, the camera features 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor and massive 24-2000mm equivalent zoom lens, the camera also features built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, hence you can share your images without any physical pain, on the rear side of the camera we have a 3″ 921k-dot LCD screen Continue reading Nikon P900 – Megazoom Camera from NikonRelated Posts:Nikon P610 Camera with 60X Optical Zoom AnnouncedNikon Updated its Compact Zoom Camera – L840, S9900,…Nikon P600 with 60X Optical Zoom – AnnouncedNew Nikon S9500 and S6500…
  • Specification and Image of Sony Fullframe Lenses – 2015

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Just before the announcement of the upcoming Sony Fullframe lenses the specification and images surfaced over the web today, take a look at the specification below with the lens image, Sony FE 90mm f/2.8G Macro OSS lens Lens Mount: E-Mount Focal length: 90mm Maximum Aperture: f / 2.8 APS-C distance: 135mm Minimum aperture: f / 22 Filter size: 62mm Image stabilization: Yes Minimum focusing Continue reading Specification and Image of Sony Fullframe Lenses – 2015Related Posts:Sigma officially announced 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM lensLeaked Image and Specification of Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSMNew…
  • Fuji High Resolution Camera Coming Soon

    1 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Its not a rumor it’s a confirmed news, During an interview at dpreview Fujifilm Manager Iida said that they will launch a high resolution camera, We still have the same objective, and our R&D team is working very hard to meet this demand. We will go to a higher megapixel [sensor] at some point. It’s on Continue reading Fuji High Resolution Camera Coming SoonRelated Posts:Canon Confirms Development of High Resolution DSLRCanon Working on New Mirrorless System CameraCanon EOS 5D Mark IV GossipPossibility of Canon Fullframe Mirrorless CameraMegapixel Monsters Coming in 2015
  • Nikon P900 Specification Leaked, Coming on March 2, 2015

    28 Feb 2015 | 3:34 am
    To be announced Nikon P900 camera specification leaked today, the camera is rumored to feature 80X optical zoom, the recently announced Nikon P610 camera limited to 63X zoom only, so it will sure set zoom benchmark in the camera industry. Take a look at the rumored specification below 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm) – for comparison the latest P610 Continue reading Nikon P900 Specification Leaked, Coming on March 2, 2015Related Posts:Confirmed: Nikon D7200, Nikon J5, Nikon P900 and Many…Nikon D7200 and Nikon J5 also ComingNikon D7200 Coming Before March 13, 2015Reminder: Nikon…
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  • Take part in the Plein Air Camp Hill Arts Festival

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    From July 6th to 11th 2015 Voies Off Festival of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographies in Arles will celebrate its 20th anniversary ! Receiving applications from more than 60 countries, it has become both an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and a unmissable event for outstanding professionals Amongst the candidates, the […]
  • A Chance to Win a share of $10000 – Participate now

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation […]
  • 35th Annual Spring SIGMA Photography Contest 2015

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the November 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2015. ELIGIBILITY – This contest is open to all amateur photographers in the United States, Canada, and around the world. EARLY ENTRY: April […]
  • Win Samsung Galaxy Tablets 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Showcase your talent for photography and win! We’ve got Samsung Galaxy tablets to give away. You can easily win one of them by uploading your talent on Talents from all the categories are eligible for the contest, but they must be uploaded between 24 February and 25 March. Remember that you are limited only […]
  • Chasing the Light Photo Contest 2015

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Chasing the Light Juried Photo Competition’s next contest is OUR WORLD UP CLOSE: MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY. Any close-up or macro image is perfect for this theme. Images from across the globe will be accepted for this juried competition. Our judge, internationally known macro photographer Mike Moats will be looking for your finest examples of close-up/macro photography. […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • What makes a website standout

    16 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Whether you are primarily selling your product, service, or knowledge physically or online matters little nowadays, what really matters is that you stand out from the rest of the competition in one way or another – and that, for the most part, should include your website! With today’s globalization, you need to be able to reach as much of the masses as possible, no matter what country they are from. And what better way to do that than by having an eye-catching, content filled website? While the content is strictly dependent on the nature of the industry you are in, the attractiveness of…
  • Capturing the Best Christmas Photo

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

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

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

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

  • Journal du photographe – Traiter une photo sous Optics Pro 10

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

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

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

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

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

  • Taking Flight

    Arnie Lee
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Things With Wings   Like many others, I’ve been fascinated with flight and things that fly. On a recent trip to the parts of the USA where the sun is bright and warm, I had another chance to look skyward. Here’s a short gallery of some of the sitings that caught my eye.     For those who are interested these photos are from Death Valley National Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, McCarran International Airport, Creech AFB, Nellis AFB and Everglades National Park.     Written by: Arnie Lee        
  • CES 2015 – Photo Accessories

    Arnie Lee
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show – Accessories for Photographers   I’ve been attending the Consumer Electronics Show for more than 30 years. This huge expo is the premier showcase for new and innovative products that are slated for homes and businesses this year.   While walking the several miles of aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center, a couple of areas especially caught my attention: 3D printers and drones. You can read my show reports here: 3D Printing Technology and Drones.   But as someone who also has a keen interest in photography, here are a few of the…
  • CES 2015 – The Drones

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Consumer Electronics Show – Drones   For more than 30 years, I’ve started the New Year with a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show. CES is the premier showcase for new and innovative techie products that are in line to hit the store shelves. This year I notice the proliferation of 3D printers and picture-taking drones at the show. Earlier, I wrote a short article about 3D Printing Technology that I saw at CES. There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the use drones for commercial purposes, manufacturers from around the world are gearing up for battle as they try…
  • CES 2015 – 3D Printers

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show – 3D Tech As I mentioned previously, I started this New Year flying from the cold and snowy Midwest to a warm and sunny Las Vegas to attend the CES 2015 industry event as I have been doing for thirty-something years. I’ve participated at CES on both sides of the aisle. For many years we exhibited our computer software products. For the past several years, I’ve been attending as an industry member. Now I have the opportunity to find out what new gadgets are coming down the tech turnpike. All things 3D have been progressing at an amazing clip for…
  • CES 2015

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

  • March Wallpaper Is Ready

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rocks and Clouds

    Michael Frye
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Half Dome and clouds from Tunnel View, Yosemite NP, CA, USA “Time, geologic time, looks out at us from the rocks as from no other objects in the landscape… Even if we do not know our geology, there is something in the face of a cliff and in the look of a granite boulder that gives us pause.” — John Burroughs Photography has a great ability to showcase contrasting textures, which is perhaps why hard rocks and soft clouds fit together so well. In Yosemite the rocks are a given; they’re always there. It’s the clouds that are more elusive, especially during these…
  • Signs of Spring

    Michael Frye
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Redbud along the Merced River, Merced River Canyon, March 2013February has been exceptionally warm, so I probably shouldn’t be surprised to see signs of spring already. But redbuds? In February? Apparently so. Claudia drove up to Yosemite Valley on Saturday, and reported seeing redbuds and a few poppies blooming in the Merced River Canyon west of the park. It’s not unusual to see poppies in late February, but the redbuds are a month early. Claudia said that only a couple of them were in full bloom, but many more were starting. Temperatures dropped significantly over the weekend,…
  • More Birds, and a Horsetail Update

    Michael Frye
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Moon, Venus, and Ross’s geese, San Joaquin Valley, CA, USA I’ve been working on a book deadline, so haven’t been able to get to Yosemite Valley and check on Horsetail Fall recently. But I did break away from the desk on Friday to go down to the Central Valley and photograph birds. At first the light was rather uninspiring, because the fog I was hoping for had lifted into a low overcast. But it turned out to be a great day. I photographed one of the biggest goose takeoffs I’ve ever seen, with perhaps 30,000 birds lifting off at once; one of the photographs below shows…
  • Subject, Meet Light

    Michael Frye
    15 Feb 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Ross’s geese taking flight at sunset, San Joaquin Valley, CA, USAIt should come as no surprise to any photographer that the interaction between subject and light is important. In fact, I’d say that this interaction is the essence of the whole thing; it’s what photography is all about. But which comes first? Do you look for an interesting subject, and then find the right light for it? Or do you look at the light first, and then find a subject that fits the light? I think both approaches can work. But having said that, I almost always think about light first. What’s the light…
  • Yosemite Falls by Moonlight

    Michael Frye
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Upper Yosemite Fall illuminated by the rising moon, Monday night After photographing Horsetail Fall on Monday evening I was thinking about heading home, but it occurred to me that this might be the perfect night to make a photograph I had been thinking of, with Upper Yosemite Fall backlit by the rising moon. The moon was due to rise about 11:00 p.m. Consulting PhotoPills, it seemed like the angle and phase of the moon were about right. And with the waterfalls so full, plus cloud-free skies, it seemed unlikely that I’d ever find better conditions. So I decided to go for it. I had dinner at…
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    Photography Bay

  • Lowepro Unveils Limited Edition Echelon Series Camera Bags

    Eric Reagan
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Lowepro has announced new limited edition line of luxury camera bags – the Echelon Series. The tree-piece series includes a roller, attaché and laptop brief with high-end features such as custom-cast metal hardware and saddle-stitched, premium leather handles. Each of the bags is wrapped in 840 denier black nylon fabric and features YKK RC-Fuse locking zippers and TSA-approved locks. The bags feature several accessory pocks, removable organization panels and a removable, all weather rain cover. The Echelon Roller can handle up to two pro-sized DSLRs, 6-8 lenses (up to a 300mm), a…
  • SanDisk Unveils 200GB microSDXC Card

    Eric Reagan
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:54 am
    SanDisk has announced a new 200GB microSDXC UHS-I card designed for mobile devices, besting the size of its previously largest 128GB card. The new card delivers of to 90MB/s read speed (unknown write speed) and will be available in the second quarter of 2015 for $399.99. microSD cards are growing at a bigger rate than any other memory card format thanks to mobile devices. According to IDC, seven out of 10 images captured by consumers are from smartphones and tablets. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Vello Shutterboss DSLR Remotes at 20% Off – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:17 am
    B&H has Vello Shutterboss timer remotes at 20% off right now. Check them out here at B&H Photo. These are great remotes for the money. For more details, read my Vello Shutterboss Review. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Panasonic Lumix FT5 Waterproof Camera for $197 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:21 pm
    B&H has the Panasonic Lumix FT5 rugged and waterproof camera for $197.95 (reg. $297.95) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Update ver. 1.3.3

    Eric Reagan
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Canon recently issued a firmware update for the 5D Mark III to version 1.3.3. The new firmware provides for the following improvements and fixes: Improves the AF controllability when shooting in Live View mode with a wide-angle lens (fixed focal length or zoom). Corrects some incorrect indications on the “English” and “Russian” menu screens. You can download the firmware here on Canon’s website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Editor’s Picks: Brit Awards, Banksy and The Dress

    Annabelle Quinn
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    March 2, 2015 – Ya’An, Sichuan, China – March 02, 2015-Ya’an, China- Giant Panda eats bamboo at the Bifengxia Base of China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Pandas (CCRCGP) in Ya’an City Ya’an, Sichuan, China. Yong Wang/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from zumaamericastwelve261595 It was the dress that sparked a million debates. Is it blue and black or white and gold? Social media blew up this week as millions of people shared the image of “the dress” trying desperately to figure out what color it truly was.
  • Just for Smiles: Kusama’s Polka Dot Art

    Olivia Morley
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
    The artwork ‘High Heels For Going To Heaven’ by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is on display at the 4th ArtRio fair, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 September 2014. This art fair is one of the biggest in Latin America. ANTONIO LACERDA/EPA/Newscom. License this image from epalive354501 Yayoi Kusama is one of the most well-known contemporary artists in the world, and has been creating bold and memorable artwork since the 1950s. Kusama’s art studio is located just across the street from the place Kusama has called home for the last 38 years – a psychiatric…
  • Cute Animal Pics: Hippos

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Hippopotamus Knuddel from Belgium is pictured in his enclosure at Hanover Zoo in Hanover, Germany, 07 December 2012. Jochen Luebke/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this from dpaphotos809160 Hippos just look like happy animals. They seem to always have at least a small smile on their face. Pictures of them, even fighting or hunting, are impressive and make them look like they know a funny secret.This past week it was revealed that hippos are actually closer relatives of whales and dolphins than they are of pigs or cows like we had previously thought. This new fossil evidence…
  • Athlete in Focus: Manny Pacquiao

    Ty Cobb
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:06 am
    Manny Pacquiao (R) of Philippines hits Timothy Bradley of the United States during the WBO welterweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Naoki Fukuda AFLO Sports/Newscom. License this image from aflosports115925 Adhering to the words of that classic idiom, it’s better late than never, Manny Pacquiao is finally going to flight Floyd Mayweather on May 2 in Las Vegas. While the fight is taking place five years late, that hasn’t tempered excitement for what is going to be the richest fight it history.   Over the years both have…
  • Pictures of the Week: Sugar Skull Makeup

    Ty Cobb
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    Two women with sugar skull makeup. (c) / Nailia Schwarz/Newscom. License this image from westendrf178431 Sugar skulls are at their peak in the fall during the Day of the Dead and Halloween. That doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed the rest of the year. Thanks to carnival celebrations and our partners at WestEnd we found some great photos of Sugar Skull makeup.   While most sugar skull art is beautiful there is something extra cool about a good sugar skull makeup job on the face. That’s exactly what WestEnd photos proved. With everyone from young…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • chronicle of a death foretold

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

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:50 am
    The recent news of Adobe’s acquisition of microstock company Fotolia has sent ripples throughout the photo licensing world. The software company purchased the 11 year company operating in 23... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:08 pm
    He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, he played one of the most iconic roles on TV and directed movies. And he died this morning. I’m of course talking about Leonard Nimoy. And I’m sure as many of you did, I grew up with him on TV, obviously in Star Trek as Mr. Spock.. and I … Continue reading tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer The post tfttf672 – Leonard Nimoy, Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf671 – Don’t Trust Chris (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Chris has a discussion with his guest C.J. Chilvers on why you shouldn’t trust someone like Chris telling you how to do your photography. Also a look behind the scenes of how to build a wall paper pack with 20 images at 12 different crops, making this a whopping 240 individual files and another great … Continue reading tfttf671 – Don’t Trust Chris The post tfttf671 – Don’t Trust Chris appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • The New Wall Paper Pack Is Here! (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:09 pm
    It’s here! The new ICELAND 2015 WALL PAPER PACK has been released, you can get it at and if you use code THIRTYOFF, you’ll get 30% off your purchase. The wall paper pack includes 20 high quality pictures at 12 different resolutions, including a 5k Retina resolution version of each picture, pixel perfect for … Continue reading The New Wall Paper Pack Is Here! The post The New Wall Paper Pack Is Here! appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf670 – Primes Are Great Teachers – Q&A (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:28 am
    Chris shares his most important tip on buying a smaller camera, Paul wants to find out what the deal with prime lenses is, Ryan asks about composition guidelines for panorama pictures and Tony wonders what the best photo backup strategy might be. Show Links: Iceland 2015 – Photos by Chris Marquardt Obama with a selfie … Continue reading tfttf670 – Primes Are Great Teachers – Q&A The post tfttf670 – Primes Are Great Teachers – Q&A appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Galapagos anyone? (Chris Marquardt)
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Photo: Vasilis Tsikkinis Okay, so this is a completely unexpected development for me, but one that I’m very happy about. Some opportunities seem to come from nowhere. Or maybe I helped a bit by doing some networking. I’ve been networking a lot over the years, which in the end enabled me to take photographers to … Continue reading Galapagos anyone? The post Galapagos anyone? appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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  • Welcome Scott Kelby Blog Readers!

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:19 pm
    I’d like to thank Scott Kelby for giving me another opportunity to do a guest article on his blog. If you are interested, you can see my first article I did for his blog here. I’d like to welcome those of you who are coming over to check out my blog for the first time – thanks for stopping by! If you are new to my blog there’s a few important things you should know: Pay attention to the right column ------>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>As you page down, this is where you will find an index to my: Popular Posts…
  • REVIEW: ioSafe 1515+ NAS powered by Synology DSM–The Ultimate in Photo & Video Storage (Special Offer)

    23 Feb 2015 | 11:18 pm
    ioSafe NAS 1515+ powered by Synology DSM Protects against Fire & Flood Recently I had every photographers worst nightmare come true – my storage solution (a DroboPro) – stopped being visible to my computer so I feared I had lost 12 TB of images! I had used Drobo’s “dual disk redundancy” for protection, but I failed to think about what happens if the Drobo can’t communicate with my computer. After numerous attempts to contact both Drobo support, media relations and even the CEO went unanswered I decided to join Scott Kelby in saying I’m done with Drobo (see Scott’s story).
  • REVIEW: Flixel Cinemagraph Pro (Discount)–Motion Photos

    17 Feb 2015 | 1:49 am
    Flixel Cinemagraph Pro makes making cinemagraphs easy!Copyright Ron Martinsen © All Rights Reserved If you are like me, you’ve probably been very intrigued by the cool cinemagraphs found on the web (especially on the home page), but many people like me also haven’t had the time to figure out how to do them! Most things in photography are time consuming enough, and video makes it even worse. As a result, I had little desire to find another way to consume my time. Well I’m happy to report that after a little research I found out that it is not only easy it’s fun too! Here’s…
  • Presidents Day Deals from Zazzle, Smugmug, CanvasOnDemand, Nikon, Fujifilm & More

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:51 am
    20% All Orders at Use code: YEAROFZSHEEP - Starts 2/17/2015This offer expires on 2/21/2015 Save 20% off at SmugMug Use code SASVdayThis offer expires on 2/18/2015 Think Tank Photo February special offer AppHouse 8 or AppHouse 10 tablet cases for free + $50 or more orders get a free additional bagSee my review of this product This offer expires on 2/28/2015 Try KelbyOne for FREE + 10% Off Discounts on everything 7 Day Free Trial plus 10% off all memberships and productsSee my review of this product Canvas On Demand - Save 40% off for President's Day Use Code: Presidents40affSee my…
  • $20 Off Topaz Restyle until Feb 28, 2015–One Click Photo Editing Shouldn’t Be This Cheap!

    10 Feb 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Restyle Collection Thumbnails Viewer Topaz Labs is one of the most creative software editing companies in the photography business and their hot product, Restyle is definitely one of my favorites. As I mention in my review, what’s really cool about this product is that it analyzes your photo and gives you hundreds of one click editing suggestions. Here are a couple images that I prepared for this article that are straight out of camera one click photo edits using the Restyle preset listed under the photo: Edited only with Restyle's Shadowy Orange Rose Preset I loved how the rich colors of…
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    Pamela Viola
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
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    Pamela Viola
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:59 am
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    19 Feb 2015 | 1:34 pm
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  • Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

    Michael Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle underground during the 80s and 90s. He was able to capture images showing the movement from its inception through the days of bands such as Nirvana becoming huge commercial successes in the music industry. Peterson became the unofficial photographer for the record label Sub Pop, which was started in 1986 and went on to become the first label for bands such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney. In an August 2008 interview with The Times, label…
  • Fox and Getty Team Up to Promote Movie with Stock Photos Featuring Vince Vaughn and Co.

    Michael Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:03 pm
    20th Century Fox has come up with an unusual way to promote its upcoming film Unfinished Business. Teaming up with Getty Images and its iStock service, the studio has created a series of generic-looking stock photos showing Vince Vaughn and his co-stars in a corporate atmosphere. Adweek, which first shared the photos, reports that 12 photos were created for the campaign. They will be shared in groups of 4 over the next three weeks through the premiere of the film on March 6, 2015. As you can see, the images poke fun at the cold, sterile look you’ll find in Getty stock photos of office…
  • A Handmade Wooden Leica Rangefinder Complete with Two Interchangeable Lenses

    Michael Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Check out this handmade Leica rangefinder replica crafted out of wood. It has quite a bit of detail, a viewfinder you can look through, an iconic red dot, and two wooden lenses that you can actually swap on and off the lens mount. The camera is offered by Foto Henny Hoogeveen, a camera store in the Dutch city of Lisse that specializes in Leica, Rollei, Voightlander, and Zeiss gear. The shop writes: For the Leica photographer who has everything, this handmade Wooden camera comes complete with two interchangeable lenses. Bearing the Leica “Red Dot” logo and made from hard wearing…
  • Photographer Proposes by Flashing the Big Question Onto His Girlfriend’s Portrait Backdrop

    Michael Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:32 am
    Three years ago, photographer Marvin Lewis and his then-girlfriend-of-5-years Amanda Marie began an annual tradition of doing a photo shoot on their anniversary. For this year’s photo shoot on the couple’s 8th annivesary, Lewis decided to make it extra special by asking Amanda to marry him. The way he popped the question involves photography in a clever way: he projected the big question onto the studio backdrop using his off-camera flash, allowing Amanda to see it when she reviewed the photo on the back of the DSLR. Lewis projected the words “Amanda Will you marry me”…
  • Steven Spielberg to Direct Jennifer Lawrence in Biopic About War Photog Lynsey Addario

    Michael Zhang
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    If you’re a fan of both photography and major Hollywood movies, there’s an upcoming film to add to your “must watch” list. Steven Spielberg has signed on to direct a war photographer biopic with actress Jennifer Lawrence as photojournalist Lynsey Addario. The film will be based on Addario’s new memoir It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War. The Guardian reports that there was a major bidding war for film rights that included prominent Hollywood figures such as George Clooney, Reese Witherspoon, and director Darren Aronofsky. Warner…
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  • Rapid Flowing Virgin

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah – March 3, 2009 This is one of my favorite photographs. Do you like black & white photography? Comment here. I took this photograph in 2009, at Zion National Park. I really liked the moving water, textures and highlights. The water was a muddy brown, which I felt detracted from the image, so I converted it to black & white. For those interested in technical details, I used a slow shutter speed (1/15th of a second, handheld) to create the movement blur of the water. I used a flash to add highlights and freeze some water movement. I also…
  • Heart of a Daffodil

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tabletop, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 3, 2010 My wife, Arlene, bought a bunch of Daffodil stems. Sitting in a vase in the kitchen for several days, they started to bloom and caught my eye. Technical alert: I used my macro lens at a small aperture to get maximum depth of field, however, when you are that close the area of focus is less than a quarter inch. I wanted two areas sharp, so I re focused and took a second photograph. I then combined the two in Photoshop. Enjoy. David Several people have suggested I produce note card sets and calendars. What do you think?
  • Mosaic of Rapid Flowing Virgin

    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah – March 3, 2009 This one is converted to a black & white. I also applied my favorite new mosaic effect.
  • Which “March 2nd” photograph do YOU like best?

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    Well, today I had a real conundrum. I couldn’t decide which photograph to post today. As most of you know, I like to choose a photograph I took on this day or one that is particularly relevant to the date in some way. Today I had a difficult time choosing so I decided to let you vote on your favorite from ones I shot on this date. Also, please leave your comments below. Take Our Poll
  • Utah Landscape #5

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hurricane, Utah – March 2, 2009
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Using Pinterest to Grow Your Wedding Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Planning a wedding is a daunting process! There are so many logistics to manage. So many vendors. So many decisions. In fact, the average bride spends 250 hours planning her wedding. What if your photography can help brides plan their big day, capturing leads before they’re ready to select their wedding photographer? Below we outline a creative way to use Pinterest that targets couples not necessarily looking for your service at the very moment, but who will be in the very near future. Before a couple even begins looking for a photographer, you can provide them with a useful resource to…
  • Check Out this Fascinating Interview with Georgia McCabe

    Forum Admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:45 am
    Georgia McCabe is a long-time friend of H&H. Over the past five years, as our social media marketing consultant, she has guided us and many of our family of customers through the ever-changing and growing world of social media. And now, Georgia has taken on a new endeavor – CEO of PMA. In this interview, Georgia explores some of the history of our photography industry and the many challenges we face in the future. Be sure to take the time to listen – we know you will find what Georgia has to say extremely fascinating. Click the logo below to go to PMA’s website to hear…
  • Art Is Made, It Is Not Given: a story of fine art torn edged prints

    Forum Admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    The first time I held a piece of fine art paper was in an advanced drawing class in college. The first time I really appreciated the paper was a semester later in printmaking. That class was my first and only C. A grade that I was both proud to have received and was well earned. This coming from an honors student means a lot. The hardest class I have ever taken. The class began with a C and you had to go above and beyond for something higher. My professor explained, while holding a fine art etching with beautifully torn edges, “Art is made, it is not given. Everything is average until we…
  • An Interview with Bobby Carlsen

    Forum Admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    We caught up with Bobby Carlsen of Bobby Carlsen Photography at SYNC last month to ask him a few questions. See what he has to say! Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab, February 2015

    Forum Admin
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Using a fish-eye lens for events

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 3Just because a fish-eye lens distorts the scene in front of it, that is no reason to shy away from using it at events. On the contrary! I've even used it on my second camera at weddings. It turns out I'm not the only one. Gene Ho gave an interesting talk on just that subject at B&H Photo in 2012. The physics of the glass enlarges whatever is closest to it, thus emphasizing it.The great thing about using a super wide angle lens is that you can get really close. At an event such as a wedding or, as below, at an antique automobile show where people expect for…
  • Using a fish-eye lens for architectural photography

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 2In Part 1 of this series, we saw some of the fun you can have with a fish-eye lens and learned what you have to watch out for when using one.As with any architectural photography, the lines and light are the main elements and should be kept in mind at all times. When using a fish-eye lens, however, your lines often turn into curves, especially on the edges of your frame. In the photograph below you can see how the lines of the spiral staircase actually complement the curvature of the framing window, as do the round-back chairs in the café.Café in downtown…
  • Getting closer

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The fish-eye experience, Part 1Getting the big picture at the weekly market in TübingenI'm not the first one to write about the fun you can have with fish-eye lenses. But this is the first time I've written about it to this extent.In June 2012 I bought a Walimex Pro 3.5/8mm Fisheye for Sony and have used it on the Sony A77 and A7 since then. It is an APS-C lens, so on the full-frame A7 you have to set the camera to capture the photo on the smaller sweet spot on the sensor. Otherwise, you get this:The shadows cast by an APS-C lens on a full-frame sensorThe shadowy fringe around the…
  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
  • At the blog hop! Ding-a-ling!

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I have been asked by Uta Lenk to write something on my blog about my art and to request the same of three further blogging friends. This is known as a blog hop, she tells me. So I'll look for the best three bloggers to pass the torch to once I've warmed up to this task.So here are the questions and the brief answers.1. What am I working on?Several things. Everything and nothing.Several things: still life photography, our vacation photos, renewing my interest in street photography (long story, soon to appear on my other blog, "1000 Awful Things"), continuing my documentation of Stuttgart…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Death Valley Rivulets

    Howard G
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:49 am
    Death Valley is hot, though I have to admit that it was rather pleasant during the workshop I recently attended there, with daytime temperatures often in the 80s.  In fact, it was a welcome break from the sub-zero temperatures that we have been experiencing in Western Pennsylvania. The summer, however, would be a different story.The reason for the extreme heat in this region which is the lowest point in North America (up to approximately 250 feet below sea level in some portions) is explained in these paragraphs from Wikipedia:"As a general rule, lower altitudes tend to have higher…
  • Death Valley Warm Up

    Howard G
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:11 am
    I recently returned from a workshop photographing in Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park and Death Valley in California. The workshop was run by John Barclay, Dan Sniffin, and featured black and white 'specialist' Chuck Kimmerlee.  Needless to say, it was absolutely fantastic from start to finish, from the instructors and the arrangements they made, the teaching they gave,  to the terrific like minded people I met.The title of this post has nothing to do with global warming or the temperature in Death Valley (though it was a VERY pleasant 70-80 degrees during the…
  • Is The Tide Turning?

    Howard G
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    There has been a good deal of talk recently (by photographers whose work I truly respect) about the possibility that landscape photography has slowly been getting quite cliche, and that this process has been exacerbated by social media.You know the type of image I am talking about.  They often tend to be wide angle, often (over)saturated, often (over)sharpened images made at sunrise or sunset in iconic locations. These are the type of images that tend to trend well on social media.  I don't have to try to verbalize the issue, as it has already been done extraordinarily well by…
  • Digital Photo Art

    Howard G
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:20 am
    I loosely consider that there are four types of Photoshop users.  Remember, this is a pretty loose definition!Graphic designers Photographers who use Photoshop to 'develop' their RAW images and process their photos (ie everything starts out as 'real', no matter what it is ultimately made into)Digital artists that create work starting with a blank canvas and who fill that canvas with their own creations using the tools available in the program (ie nothing is 'real')Something in between, where 'real' photographs are composited with other photos, layered with textures, vectors,…
  • The Rule Of Thirds

    Howard G
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:22 am
    I think the "Rule of Thirds" ought to be called the "Guideline Of Thirds".  It is certainly a good 'rule' to keep in mind and most often gives very pleasing results.  But to call it a rule implies that nothing good will ever come from breaking it.  A guideline is, well, a guideline.  Something to be considered and used when appropriate, which is not always. The "Rule of Thirds" says that the strip of land at the bottom of this image should take up the entire bottom third of the photograph. But when making the photo (this was one from my trip to the…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • ISPWP Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:42 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Winter 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Lanny Mann | Canmore, Alberta 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 Spring 2015 contest.
  • Chicago Wedding Photographer Oriana Koren | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:05 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Chicago wedding photographer Oriana Koren of Oriana Koren Weddings. Oriana Koren Bio Before I picked up a camera thirteen years ago, I welded a pen and dreams of being a storyteller. Over the years, I’ve found my love for rich narratives based on the inner life seeped into my picture making and found a home in documenting weddings. Oriana is a nationally published, award-winning documentary photographer, specializing in documentary wedding photography. She is a proud member of the prestigious and highly selective Wedding Photojournalist…
  • Real Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    Joe Milton
    19 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, New York Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: New York Wedding Date: October 23, 2014 Client Names: Shira and Kobi Real Wedding Description This amazing couple really wanted to book me for their wedding, unfortunately, I was already booked on the day. Shira, the bride, decided to have one more day outdoors, just to be photographed by me, what a huge compliment… we had a session just outside NYC, about an hour away, and then went back to the city. I had an amazing time! Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | New York…
  • Tips for Tropical Weddings from an Expert Coordinator in Costa Rica

    Joe Milton
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Tips for Tropical Weddings from an Expert Coordinator in Costa Rica By Christina Craft, Costa Rica Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member I’ve spent the last four years photographing some beautiful destination weddings in Costa Rica, often teaming up with one of the world’s best wedding coordinators, Larissa Banting from Weddings Costa Rica. I’ve seen first-hand how an expert wedding coordinator can ensure couples and their guests have the best wedding possible, especially with all of the additional considerations and hitches that can happen in a tropical climate. I asked…
  • Interpreting Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages – A Guide for Engaged Couples

    Joe Milton
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Interpreting Wedding Photography Pricing and Packages – A Guide for Engaged Couples By Christina Craft, Victoria, BC Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member After working as a wedding photographer since 2005, one of the most common questions I’m asked is about how I create my packages and prices. I realize since this is usually the first time a couple has ever hired a photographer it can be very confusing to understand wedding photography lingo. I put together this article to help you understand the language we as photographers use when we describe our packages, and some questions you can…
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • Make Your Website Stand Out Among Other Online Photography Portfolios on the Web

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    “Working in a professional arena, your portfolio is your career calling card.” While references can impress to a certain extent, you will garner little attention unless you can show to the world how impressive your work history is. And that – in an attractive way. The best way to flaunt your impressive work is through a design portfolio website. It is by all means the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. It is also an essential component of your photo-business, especially if you’re only just starting a photography business. But while many designers have their own design…
  • In the Spotlight: Minneapolis based Photographer Brandon Lepasti

    6 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Brandon Lepasti is a Minneapolis based Portrait photographer. He completed his BFA from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Brandon finds himself particularly attached to snowboarding since childhood, and in turn, snowboard photography. He has been the recipient of the FY 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board along with many other awards and titles. View complete portfolio at 1. Tell us about the initiation of your career in photography? Did you always want to be a photographer? I was a sponsored snowboarder back in high school. I used to…
  • Get Inspired: Top 8 Artist Portfolios

    28 Jan 2015 | 2:14 am
    Someone rightly said that the world is but a canvas of our imagination, but painters I believe weave multiple worlds in their canvas. A painting or an artwork speaks volumes about his personality and imagination. Because of it’s high pertinence in the real world, it is paramount for any artist to document their artwork appropriately. Pixpa’s clean and bold themes give artists full freedom in showcasing their artwork, the way they want. Don’t miss these outstanding portfolios featuring great paintings all powered by Pixpa. 1. Redd Walitzki   2. Humberto Calzada   3. Chadney…
  • In the Spotlight: Fashion and Commercial Photographer Archisman Misra

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Archisman Misra is a fashion and commercial photographer based out of New Delhi and Kolkata. He discovered his passion for photography, while pursuing Computer engineering. He decide to follow his heart and took up photography professionally with a great support from his family. Along with being a passionate photographer, Archisman is a traveler, a book worm and a foodie. His photographs seek to narrate a story. He tries to weave his works with a diverse range of many forms of still life photography. View his complete portfolio at Archisman Misra Photography 1. When did…
  • Unveiling an All-New Pixpa Experience!

    15 Jan 2015 | 3:37 am
    Our recent product revamp coupled the launch of 11 new themes has caused a stir in the creative circles. The brand new state-of-the-art themes are up and running and are finding immense popularity with photographers, architects and designers for their professional online portfolios. The advanced new features will improve your website creating experience and provide you with a more striking and impacting end product. While we’re really excited about these new enhancements, a lot more are on the road-map, we promise! Here’s why the Pixpa revamp is a good news if you’re an online…
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Borrego Sunset

    Ron Niebrugge
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    Sunset, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. Recent sunset in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Sunday through Monday we received almost another half a inch of rain – made for some challenging conditions for my workshop, but could benefit the wildflowers going forward.
  • Borrego Palm Canyon

    Ron Niebrugge
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Borrego Palm Canyon, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. Another new one from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.
  • Borrego Wildflowers

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California.     Another desert wildflower image from this week.
  • Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 2015

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    Desert wildflowers, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California. This was last night – things are looking good!  With much cooler temperatures in the weekend forecast, along with clouds and rain, the wildflowers could be looking good for the next week or two, with the cactus blooms lasting longer.  Unfortunately, wind is also in the forecast, that won’t help.  So where are the best wildflowers? This image is near the east end of Henderson Canyon Road – this area is looking very nice, with lots of desert gold still emerging, along with plenty of verbena, primrose and even…
  • Kenai Peninsula Discovery Guide

    Ron Niebrugge
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Janine kayaking in Bear Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. Spotted this cover at a convention last weekend – we weren’t aware of it since the sale was made by an agent –  so it was a nice surprise! This is in Bear Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park. We spent the night there last summer, but this image was actually from a trip a couple of years earlier. Thanks
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Reach for New Heights

    Chris Corradino
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
  • Florida's Gulf Coast: A Hot Spot for Bird Photography

    Chris Corradino
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Florida is one of the better bird watching spots I've had the pleasure of photographing. Many of the animals are remarkably comfortable being viewed even at close distances. Check out my full report over on the PicsArt blog.
  • Photographing Sunset from a Snowy Picnic Bench

    Chris Corradino
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 am
    The road leading to the overlook at Captree State Park was blocked off to vehicle traffic. This was likely due to the heavy snow and thick ice that filled the parking lot. Rather than turning back, my client (John) and I parked in a nearby lot, and just walked over. With partial clouds, a frozen landscape, and the sun close to setting, all of the ingredients for a dramatic landscape were present. Still, even the most promising scenes can suffer from poor compositions. Rather than setting up the tripod right away, I recommend walking around and looking through the camera to explore…
  • You're on the Right Track

    Chris Corradino
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:33 am
    "Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker in Snow

    Chris Corradino
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    All of this snow, coupled with bare trees make it a prime opportunity to photograph backyard birds. Caught this Red-bellied woodpecker with a 400mm lens at 5.6. 
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    PPA Today

  • Take Your Business to the Next Level for Real, with a Business Basics Workshop

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    By Chris HomerIf you're just starting a photography business, or have recently moved from part-time to full-time photographer, you probably feel a little bit overwhelmed by all the different things you must implement to have a successful business. Don't panic! PPA's Business Basics Workshop WILL help get you over the hump and set your studio up for success This workshop answers all those questions you might have - everything from legal and financial aspects of running a studio to picking a business model and developing a pricing strategy that works for you! Better yet, this Business…
  • Free PPAedu Video! This month: "Skin Retouching" with Joel Grimes, Cr.Photog.

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    By Sarah AckermanWith more and more advanced technology, the art of skin retouching has become extremely refined. As we all know, out with the old, in with the new! Gaussian blur and high pass retouching are now passé. To help you out in March, PPAedu is offering for free to all photographers "Skin Retouching" with Joel Grimes, Cr.Photog. In this class, you'll learn frequency separation in Photoshop, foundation, high texture later and the lasso tool! Grab the video now, it's free on through the end of March!PPAedu is the online education platform for PPA photographers.
  • Scam Alerts, Seeing the Difference and Super Sales: The Top 10 Photography Blogs You Need to Read from the Week of 2/21-27

    27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    By Sarah AckermanCan you believe March is almost here? Where did February go?! In case you haven't been keeping up on your blog reading, here are our top 10 posts on photography from around the internet!Scam Alert! Beware of Emails Bullying you, Then Offering Online Reputation Management SolutionsREPUTATION PROTECTION: Scammers have started attacking photographers, threatening us with bad reviews, then offering pricey online reputation management solutions to clear it all up. Read up on what you can do to protect or clean your business reputation here! Jeb Bush's Wedding Photos Were Shot…
  • Copyright: An Interview Ross Oscar Knight

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    By: Lauren Walters Have you ever had someone steal your work or discredit you? Don't fret! PPA is here to help! If you hire a lawyer, you'll be spending A LOT OF MONEY in legal fees, but if you are with PPA, most likely we'll be able to protect your work for FREE or, if damages have already been done, for a fraction of that insane legal cost. PPA photographer, Ross Oscar Knight, specializes in weddings, fine art and corporate events. Ross had a project that received a lot of exposure when it went viral in 2007, thanks in part to the feature on the Oprah Winfrey show. Soon after, people…
  • Update: PPA Weighs In On Drone Regulation in DC

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    By: Lauren WaltersPPA CEO David Trust was in DC the past two days advocating for photographers like you! He and PPA's copyright team in D.C., the Nickles Group, had a series of meetings with Representatives of Arizona, California, Georgia, Missouri, Utah and Wyoming and Senators from Los Angeles and Oklahoma who all have a say on the FAA's proposed rules for regulating the use of drones in the United States. The proposed rules are awaiting approval and are now in a 60-day comment period, during which PPA is working diligently to pull together comments for submission.   The revised…
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    Tangents Blog

  • photography tip: available light portraits – finding that sweet spot

    Neil vN
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    photography tip: available light portraits – finding that sweet spot of light A regular theme on Tangents, is using interesting found light sources while shooting portraits on location. For example: using sunlight reflected off a traffic sign. With this straight-forward portrait of Irene, a photographer friend in New York, I want to show a neat little trick here – helping your subject understand exactly where you want them to stand. Here we had random reflections of glass structures in Manhattan, giving random spots of lights.  I wanted to use one of these spots of lights here…
  • photography workshops

    Neil vN
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:17 pm
    photography workshops for 2015 The group photography workshops are full-day events – and are a mixture of seminar presentation and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. There is free parking, and it is easily reached from the main highways in the area. There is also regular bus transport from NYC. (We can fetch you from the bus terminal.) The fee for the full-day workshop is $600 and the workshop is from 9am to 8pm. Lunch and refreshments are included! The workshops are now limited to 6 people – and working within my own studio with more equipment…
  • in-camera special effects with gobo projection

    Neil vN
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    in-camera special effects with gobo projection I still have this old-school preference for effects done in-camera and effects achieved with interesting lighting, over effects achieved nearly entirely through digital manipulation. Absolutely no disrespect to digital artists who create astonishing work. However, my jaw drops when I look at the sheer scale of the work of a photographer like Gregory Crewdson. Naturally then, my hero is Gregory Heisler, who has a true genius for creating diverse work through amazing lighting. So that would be my inclination – how much can I achieve…
  • more tutorials on using your camera

    Neil vN
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    tutorial: focusing modes for your camera I want to expand the exposure metering tutorials with other basic tutorials on camera settings and photography techniques. It’s been in the works a while now, and here is the tutorial on the focusing modes of your camera. Similar to many of the other tutorial articles on Tangents, I wanted to distill the essential elements, and make it as uncomplicated a topic as I could. The more I delved into the various AF options and how they work, it became more difficult to generalize it in an accessible but still truthful way. I’d love to hear…
  • WPPI 2015 – Master Class & Photo Walk

    Neil vN
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    WPPI 2015 – Master Class & Photo Walk I will be at WPPI again this year, presenting a Master Class, as well as a Photo Walk. Details below. Click on the banners to get to WPPI’s site. Even if you’re not attending these two events, do say hello when you see me around. (I tend to wear my computer glasses which limits my distance sight – so if it looks like I don’t recognize you, I probably didn’t. Come over and say hi! WPPI 2015 – Master Class 28 – overcoming tough lighting scenarios When shooting a wedding, we don’t always have the…
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  • A Beautiful Rainy Day for a Wedding | Omni Montelucia Resort | Scottsdale Wedding Photographer

    12 Feb 2015 | 12:30 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. When planning a wedding in Arizona you would never ever suspect that it could possibly rain on your wedding day. Never in a million years. It is sunny here every single day or so it seems. So a rainy Saturday is not a welcome sight. Fortunately for this couple the deluge occurred before their ceremony and it rained a little bit after but thank goodness the ceremony went off without a hitch! A destination wedding for this…
  • Surprise Finish Line Marriage Proposal | PF Chang Rock n Roll Maration | Phoenix, AZ

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 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 romantic. I love that this Mr. decided to do a finish line proposal and have it documented! How awesome is that? He wanted to tell the story of her day. The early morning start to the PF Chang Rock n Roll Marathon. And of course the big Finish. A finish line proposal. How amazing??? And the best part, she didn’t even know we were there – until of course the very end. Finishing a marathon to me is a huge…
  • Bentley Projects | Downtown Phoenix Venues | Wedding Photography

    7 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. “I like you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” EE Cummings When we met this couple I guess close to a year ago,  you could tell immediately how genuinely in love they were with each other. So natural. So real. You knew that they were head over heels for each other but you also knew right away how important they were to each other and how…
  • Wedding Selfies | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

    1 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. I love group selfies at weddings. What are these even called??? There isn’t a wedding we attend that we can’t get at least one of these fun shots! Needless to say brides weren’t doing this 15 or so years ago when we started our business!!!
  • Cheers to Love | Wedding Engagement Photography

    31 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Last post before the New Year! A recap of some engagement sessions from this past year.  So glad there is no shortage of couple’s in love! We were fortunate enough to cross the country and cross the ocean to document some pretty special couples head over heels in love. In case you didn’t guess, we love what we do!
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  • Seascape Beach Resort wedding photography

    23 Feb 2015 | 10:28 pm
    There was a special bit of magic around this wedding. Besides how awesome this couple is, it was a gorgeous Fall day at Seascape beach Resort in Aptos. What a beautiful venue for a wedding, as you can see. I am always so excited when I get to shoot there. The bride and groom, Rachel and Andrew are so cool, and are surrounded by wonderful family and friends. They all made this wedding FUN! Shout out to all the great vendors that helped make this day perfect: Maggie Rawleigh, Bridgette Quartararo, and all the professional staff at Seascape. Seascape Flowers made all of the stunning floral…
  • Holman Ranch wedding photography Carmel Valley

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I absolutely love Holman Ranch! When I drive in through the gates, I feel like I’m entering an enchanted world of beautiful rolling hills, oak trees, gorgeous ranch houses, stables, etc. It’s one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the state. With so much beauty everywhere, and a couple that is totally in Love, like Deirdre and Christian, you get a lot of awesome images. They certainly knocked it out of the park with all the beautiful details that they planned to make their wedding day so personal, and perfect. Their love for each other, and their beautiful families, made for…
  • Byington Vineyard & Winery Los Gatos wedding photography :: Juliette & Mike

    21 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    I loved this session, it was unforgettable, for a few reasons. Yes, Juliette and Mike really are that in Love. Yes, Juliette is a gorgeous creative artist, and writer for the Huffpost. Yes, Mike’s a stud. Yes, they are super fun, were a blast to shoot with, and had tons of good ideas for shots- they were up for anything (always a recipe for awesome). They were even up for shooting in a construction site (that’s a whole ‘nother story). As you can see, they rocked their session. I seriously can’t wait to shoot their wedding this Fall at beautiful Byington Vineyard &…
  • InterContinental The Clement Monterey wedding photographer : Kat & Zac

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:35 pm
    I smiled the entire time I was editing these images. THANKS so much Kat & Zac, your wedding was spectacular! This is why I love photographing weddings, what a beautiful day, great friends and family, and a lot of LOVE all around. Special thanks to Kat’s mom Libby for all of your help arranging everything. Followers of this blog, you’ll recognize Kat & Zac from their rockin’ engagement session. As I predicted, their wedding at the beautiful InterContinental The Clement Monterey, was really fantastic. Shout out to Donal Daly and all the great staff! From Kat’s…
  • Monterey Beach Resort wedding photography ::: Jimmy & Allyson

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    November at the California coast is beautiful. You can get beautiful sunsets and dramatic skies. Not much fog. If you’re a landscape photographer, you might want to add the Natural Bridge in Santa Cruz to your portfolio. Bring the tripod for long exposures. This is the time- you might see me there at sunset trying for the perfect shot : ) Meet Jimmy and Allyson, a super sweet couple from the East Bay, getting married on the beach in Monterey at the Monterey Beach Resort next year. They love the coast, and I was psyched when they said that they wanted to shoot their engagement session…
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  • 01/15: Joshua Tree

    Josh Fassbind
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Anka’s birthday is at the end of January and this  year, we celebrated with a two-day road trip to Joshua Tree National Park. It was our first time there and it was amazing! It is so vast and so diverse. You go from rocky hills to plains to boulders… so many photographic opportunities. Next time we go, we’ll probably camp in the park for an even better experience. Oh and you should see the sky at night, stunning!
  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

    Josh Fassbind
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I spent 4 days in Paris for the New Year with Anka and some close friends. We stayed in the 20th arrondissement (no, Fox News, it is not a “no-go zone”) and it was nice to discover a new neighborhood. It is a working-class and diverse neighborhood and it felt authentic. The great farmer’s market, little cafés and bakeries all contributed to a great experience. Far removed from the touristy Paris I am accustomed to, it was a very nice change. We also visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by architect Frank Gehry and the building is insane! I still like the Walt…
  • 12/14 :: The Mother Road/Monument Valley.

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    At the end of 2014 Anka and I took a 4-day road trip to Monument Valley and drove, as much as we could, along Route 66. It was a lot of fun and now I really want to drive from L.A. to Chicago.
  • Shooting the Suspenders: great food for a good cause.

    Josh Fassbind
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Holy smokes! When opening WordPress to type this post, I came to realize nearly 4 months have passed since I last posted something here. All lot has happened in these 4 months but that’s not why I came to write here. The reason I wanted to post to my blog today is because of an improvized shoot I did yesterday in collaboration with We Like L.A. I’ve been in contact with Brian —the guy behind We Like LA— for a few months now and when he called me the other day asking about this shoot, I was immediately on board. The idea was to photograph Angelo and Thomas, two great human…
  • JAPAN: Tokyo.

    Josh Fassbind
    28 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I tell you about Tokyo, I need to set things straight. Before going, I had this preconceived idea in my mind (another one) about Tokyo: it’s huge, it’s futuristic, it’s stressful and that’s not the side of Japan I will like. I’m happy to tell you I was completely wrong. Is it huge? Definitely. Is it futuristic? Not as much as I thought it would be. Is it stressful? Might be, probably is on a daily basis but as a tourist I didn’t feel it. Did I dislike it? No, I loved it! Now that I’ve cleared the air, let’s dive into the exciting city…
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    Nature Photography Blog

  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here’s a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony’s A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be…
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  • The Only Way To Succeed On Facebook Is By Failing

    Adam Gassman
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Thomas Edison said, “Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt.” The only way to win on Facebook is by learning from your missteps and being prepared to adapt to every possible scenario. Small missteps are what will lead to a much better understanding on how to package your content for Facebook most effectively. Since its launch from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard dorm room in 2004, Facebook has become a content behemoth that almost all websites depend upon for traffic. However, since its…
  • A Jim Carrey Impersonator Fooled Everyone At The Czech Oscars (PHOTOS)

    Sophy Ziss
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Today in bizarre news that is really, totally, wholly true: a man pretending to be Jim Carrey fooled both the producers of and crowd at The Czech Lions. Prague Movie Awards had fake dude posing as Jim Carrey. Nobody knew. Were they blind? WTF? via /r/funny … — Reddit Funny (@redditfunnybot) February 23, 2015 The Czech Lions are the highest possible honors that the Czech Republic awards to films and filmmakers, and they were fooled by a Jim Carrey impersonator. We’ll keep saying it until you believe it. Some guy managed to fool The Czech Film Awards and…
  • UH OH! Vicemo Is Airing Your Dirty Laundry (PHOTOS)

    Tara Mastroeni
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:29 pm
    Now, the internet has never been known as a place that showcases our best decisions, but this takes things to the next level. After looking closely at Venmo, a money-sharing app similar to Paypal, writer/developers Mike Lacher and Chris Baker noticed something kind of funny. People in their social sharing feeds were paying each other for drugs and other shady activities without bothering to be the least bit subtle about it. Like, at all. So, they created Vicemo. Their website aggregates all of the publicly posted illicit transactions on Venmo in real time. The results prove that the…
  • Blake Little Gives Behind The Scenes Look At His Sticky ‘Preservation’ Monograph (VIDEO)

    Natalie Krawczyk
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Photographer Blake Little is known for his portraits of celebrities, but one of his most recent works didn’t involve any familiar faces. Instead, he created a Craigslist ad in search of models. 90 people answered the call, ranging in age from two to 85-years-old, and none of them knew quite what to expect when they arrived at Little’s studio. But one thing is for sure, none of them could guess Little’s strange request — to film them as his crew poured honey all over their naked bodies. The idea to pour honey over actors first came to Little when he was taking photos…
  • DIY HIV Test Is Only An App Away: The Smartphone Dongle That Can Diagnose Users For STDs

    Julianne Adams
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    A simple new device may soon be making massive waves in healthcare, according to tech site Geek Snack. Created at Columbia University, the iPhone and Android dongle quickly diagnoses patients for sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. A user puts a pinprick of blood inside a plastic cartidge (Source: YouTube/Sia Lab) The cartridge slips into the dongle, it reads the sample (Source: YouTube/Sia Lab) The app clearly displays the results (Source: YouTube/Sia Lab) As the picture shows, the app and dongle currently read for the existence of three STDs. This may not sound like much but as the…
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  • No paparazzi

    Tara R.
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:23 am
    People and pets – the two most difficult creatures to photograph. I’ve had better luck capturing moments with wild animals than either of my kids or any of my furkinder. […]
  • Penny for your thoughts

    Tara R.
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:28 pm
    He was never someone who willing shared his feelings. He’d just hold it all inside, dropping vague hints about things that were bothering him, but never saying exactly what the […]
  • The perfect cup of tea

    Tara R.
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    She picked an old-fashioned tea kettle because it whistled when the water boiled. That evoked wonderful memories of her grandfather, and how Gramps taught her to brew the perfect cup […]
  • Roy G. Biv

    Tara R.
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Roy G. Biv… red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – that elementary school acronym we learned so we could remember the colors of a rainbow, and their prism […]
  • A job well-done

    Tara R.
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:26 pm
    “A very dramatic rescue this morning, Bercu.” Minkin Bercu, a Level 5 Guardian Angel, licked creamy icing off his fingers as he popped the final bite of a grande Cinnabon […]
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors—Natural or Artificial Light

    27 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    Reflected or Directed Light Qualities While I’m still a photographer that uses artificial lighting in my photo shoots with Hensel lights and Chimera soft boxes, I also use reflected light from the California Sunbounce system. I use both their Pro and Mini versions with either the gold, silver, or white fabrics to reflect artificial light [...]
  • Photography Reflectors — Subtractive Lighting

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Black Reflector In the beginning of the “Photography Reflectors” series of articles, we talked about several fabrics used with the California Sunbounce system of reflectors, silver, white, gold and zebra. Most photographers usually think about these types of reflector fabrics, but seasoned veteran photographers also know the importance of black fabric reflectors. Black reflectors [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—The Golden Rule

    9 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It’s About Using The Right Tool While many will describe my photographic style as warm, and some will even state that I often rely on warming gels and white-balance, I for one will tell you I only use these more warming techniques when I practice photographing women whether it’s fashion, glamour, beauty or fine art [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Recreating North Light

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    As Early As The Renaissance Era In the previous six articles about photography reflectors we’ve covered many topics, but now we’ll focus on using a reflector to create “north light.” No, you don’t have to point your reflector from a northern angle to your subject to gain this effect, but it helps to know the [...]
  • Lighting & Cameras, Paradigm Shifts In Photography

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s Happening Now, Don’t Get Left Behind In my last article, Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras, you became aware of how the Pacific Ocean drowned my Canon DSLR camera during one of my recent Maui photography workshops. If you read the entire article, thank you, and that means you found out that in my search for [...]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • 10 places to Photograph in Ft. Collins this weekend
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:49 pm
    RMSP will be in Fort Collins, Colorado on March 7-8 as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Fort Collins from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep the locations near the Hilton Fort Collins, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a couple of places that looked great and would…
  • Shoot For The Moon!
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    The invention of the telescope certainly brought some of the mysteries of the moon closer to us, but it was Apollo 11 that brought it within arms length and with the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Neil Armstrong allowed us to imagine the cosmos at our feet. Since most of mankind will never have the opportunity to actually walk on the moon, we’re left with viewing, contemplating, and if we’re photographers, creating that imagination with our cameras from our own beloved celestial home.   One of the challenges of capturing great moon…
  • 10 places to photograph in Eugene this weekend
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    RMSP will be in Eugene on February 28 and March 1 as part of our 2015 Photo Weekends Season. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting then heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Eugene from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep a few locations near the River Valley Inn, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a few that looked great and would require a bit of a drive and…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Seattle This Weekend
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    RMSP will be in Seattle, Washington on February 21 and 22 for the third of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Seattle from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep the locations near the Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a couple of places that looked great and…
  • Canon, CES and Pixma Pro Printers … Vegas Style
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:20 am
    Guest article written by 2012 Career Training graduate Heather Gill.   The call from Canon came at the end of a tough year. I had packed up and moved my business to a new location, and just wasn’t sure if it was going to be revivable in a new city. I had just started reaching out to photo editors of local magazines when the call came from New York, so naturally I thought it was one of them. The call came at the end of October 2014. It was an ad agency inquiring as to what kind of camera system I used. Without hesitation I said that 95% of the time its Canon and the other 5% was my…
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  • Nikon D5500 Review | Neocamera

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Review | Neocamera

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor. Stabilized ultra-bright ultra-wide-angle 4.2X optical zoom lens. ISO 125-12800, 1/2000s-250s shutter-speed, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS. Dual-controls dials and a tilting 3" LCD.
  • Fuji X100T Review | Neocamera

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The latest classically-styled fixed lens camera from Fuji packs a 16 MP sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and a bright F/2 fixed 23mm lens. It offers a unique hybrid EVF/OVF with Digital Range Finder in a highly mechanical design.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review | Neocamera

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The most compact interchangeable lens digital camera capable of 4K Ultra-HD video. Equipped with a 16 MP Four-Thirds CMOS sensor capable of 12 FPS. Its class-leading autofocus system is sensitive to -4 EV. Fitted with a 2.4 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor and 1 MP 3" Rotating LCD.
  • Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review | Neocamera

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review added to the Fuji X-T1 Photographer Experience. This is the top-of-the-line X-mount lens with constant maximum aperture in a weathersealed and freezeproof body with built-in optical image-stabilization.
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    Ralph Velasco

  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
  • Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need

    27 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Shoot Fast … 12 Seconds is All You Need   Good travel photography is about being ready to capture moments as they happen.  Much of the time things are moving very quickly, and for the most part great subjects and interesting photo opportunities aren’t going to wait around for you to set up your camera, check the settings, adjust the lighting, pose your subject, etc., so being prepared is paramount. When I scout out a location in advance of a trip I’ll be leading is when I attempt to get the majority of my photography done, although I do let my…
  • Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else 5-Day Black and White Challenge   Recently I accepted my friend and photography student Abby Krim’s 5-day black and white challenge that had been going around Facebook for the last few weeks, and so over the course of 5 days I posted a black and white image from somewhere in the world, as well as the story behind it, which had also been part of the “assignment.” I really enjoy posting images that I’ve made in the many wonderful places I’ve had the honor of visiting, and I’ve had many people tell me that they…
  • Summary of All 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users

    7 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
      Summary of the Complete 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   As promised, here is a compilation of all 52 categories of a shot list as found in the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ll use this information as the basis for creating and customizing your own shot lists. What other categories can you think of?   Essaouira, Morocco Abstracts An abstract image, the subject of which may be by definition unrecognizable, can still allude to something unique about the place you’re shooting.     Cappadocia, Turkey Aerials Take advantage of…
  • The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 4

    30 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
      The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List from the My Shot Lists for Travel app for Non-iOS Users   Part 4   And here’s the final installment of 13 categories of a shot list from the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a insider’s look at the app, especially if you’re not an iOS device user. Coming soon will be a complete summary of all 52 categories.   Chefchaouen, Morocco Shopping Admiring colorful and interesting displays is another form of recreation for those interested in retail therapy, or just gathering items for…
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  • "Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will..."

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    “Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that.” - Ally Condie (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
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    2 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
  • "Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious."

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    “Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious.” - Anna Taylor (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
  • lunalab:beetroots: ofthemoons: Cognitive Restructuring for...

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    lunalab:beetroots: ofthemoons: Cognitive Restructuring for Anxiety oh wow really nice to see this, this is how i deal with unwanted thoughts/impulses and it has worked wonders for me. it’s the only thing that’s worked.
  • Body myths debunked:

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    edrecoveryprobs:Myth no.1 - When I am skinny, I will like my body: When you accept your body for all its wonderful quirks and imperfections, you will like your body. Myth no.2 - Losing weight will make me happy: Following your dreams, surrounding yourself with people you love and appreciate and forgiving yourself and others will make you happy. Myth no.3 - A healthy lifestyle means working out every day and never eating bad food: No food is bad, and a healthy lifestyle is doing what’s good for your heart as well as what’s good for your body. Even if that means lying in bed all day…
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    Mike Moats

  • Tulips on the Stairway

    Mike Moats
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
      If you have followed my blog for a while you know that my main area to shoot in my house is on the stairway. There is a large window at the second story of the foyer that floods the stairway with nice even natural light. __________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ I bought some flowers and found some potted Tulips that were a little different as they had frilly edges rather than the straight edge petals, so that made them a little different, and that’s the kind of stuff I look for when buying…
  • Macro Boot Camp coming to the Northwest

    Mike Moats
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    After years of talking about bringing the Macro Boot Camp to the Northwest, I finally set a date and place.  I am only able to do one location and decided to go to the tri-city area of Washington which is located in the middle between Portland, Seattle, and Spokane.  Hope you can make it. Macro Boot Camp Red Lion Hotel Columbia Center – Kennewick, Washington September 18,19,20, 2015 Cost $199 sign up at __________________________________________________________  Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and…
  • Fun Shooting Plants

    Mike Moats
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:58 am
    Had a great group in Ocala Florida for my Macro Boot Camp.  Also got some nice images from the plant life around the hotel we were at. ___________________________________________ _______________________________________ _________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________   Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images…
  • Photographers Working for Free or Low Pay

    Mike Moats
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    The idea of new photographers working a job for free or low pay is not uncommon, and many that are new to the business of photography feel in some cases the exposure and the word of mouth could bring them more business in the future. Depending on the situation it may work out well, or may not. I know pro photographers complain when they see a new photographer trying to get into the business and charging lower rates then all the other established pros.  I guess they shouldn’t be charging the same rates if they are new and inexperienced. A pro athlete doesn’t start out at the…
  • So You Thought Those Were Tulips

    Mike Moats
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:52 am
    If you have seen this image of mine with the Tulips in the tree trunk, you weren’t alone if you thought they were Tulips. I found this stump in a swamp and I liked the design in the wood and the hole offered a nice place to put some flowers. It’s a natural flower vase. I have a few images with tree stumps that have holes that I filled with flowers, and I call them “stump art”. These flowers are actually not Tulips, but a tiny flower called an Orange Star. The Orange Star flower comes from Ecuador in South America and these little guys are less than an inch tall. So this whole area of…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Abandoned Gas Station, Thrall, Washington, 2013

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    A black and white photograph of an old abandoned gas station in Thrall, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white rural photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Abandoned Gas Station, Thrall, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Tacquala Lake Panorama, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    A black and white panoramic landscape photograph of Tacquala Lake in Kittitas County, Washington after a early Fall snowfall. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white panoramic landscape photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Tacquala Lake Panorama, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Lowland Winter Forest No. 3 Tacoma, Washington, 2015

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    A photograph of the winter forest along the hiking trails in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my nature photography project titled Lowland Winter Forest, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Lowland Winter Forest No. 3 Tacoma, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • The Corner, Ellensburg, Washington, 2013

    28 Feb 2015 | 9:07 am
    A black and white photograph of the corner of an old building in the downtown historic district of Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white urban photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post The Corner, Ellensburg, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rocks in the Snow, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007

    27 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    A black and white photograph of rocks near Sunrise at Mount Rainier National Park, Washington after the first snow of Autumn. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white landscape photography project titled Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Rocks in the Snow, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • nature365 – Jim Brandenburgs newest project

    Olaf Bathke
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    My dear friend Jim Brandenburg has launched a new project. It is an “every day project” from the father of all photography and nature related “every day projects” (Chased by the Light is probably the first of that kind) If you want further information about his new project listen to this interview with Jim. If you are interested in Jims work at all you can listen to an interview I took 2011 when he was on a visit in Schleswig Holstein. You need big ears like an elephant to listen to this video because of the bad audio quality. But I guess it is…
  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Everthing must change

    Olaf Bathke
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:40 am
    Everything must Change “…No one stays the same!.. For that’s the way of time… There are not many things in life You can be sure of… Except, rain comes from the clouds Sun light up the sky Hummingbirds do fly” Listen to the great interpretation from Nils Landgren (Nils Landgren – Everything Must Change) that provides comfort. Excuses It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. There has been many changes in the last year. I am not in the mood to write much about it. The last time I have published something personal was a family status…
  • It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home

    Olaf Bathke
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Check out this new image from Instagram The post It feela like I got a grip on myself again in terms of nature photography, todays trip feels like coming home appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
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  • Photo-walk at Alviso Marina County Park with Adobe friends || California diaries

    3 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
  • The World Remade - A Slightly Tweaked Version of Human Beings

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    All evidence indicates that human beings started out well enough. Traveling. Discovering cool things like fire, wheel, language, dance, music, art, and what not. They were open-minded, humble, inquisitive, curious, generous, and didn't worry much before sharing their knowledge. The term "Patent" wasn't coined back then. Money had no meaning what-so-ever. But somewhere down the line, we lost our way. Boundaries were marked. Money was invented. Various divisions started appearing in the society. Religion, wealth, gender, race, caste, everything started defining who we were. And soon enough,…
  • Flower with Rainbow Effect of Adobe Photoshop Express

    1 Mar 2015 | 10:03 pm
    (Moved from other blog) Few weeks back I started using an iPAD software/application for photo editing and it's by Adobe. Name of the software is Adobe Photoshop Express. There is a single click effect, named as 'Rainbow' which is applied on this photograph. This was a simple pink flower with black background. I have fallen in love with this application. More photographs can be seen HERE...
  • Photowalk in Santa Clara with Photographers and Adobe Team-1 [Flickr]

    VJ's Travelling Camera
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
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  • Few Raindrops in Scorching Summers of India || Summers of Delhi

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:22 pm
    (Moved from other blog) Everyone wish to have some rain during this extreme summers in North India and weather gets worse during the month of June. Hot wind all the time and sunlight for longer time of the day. Apart from that pollution of big cities add more spice to it. All this make lives of lot of people hell. Everyone wishes to have some rain during this time of the year. Few days back Delhi was also blessed with some showers, but it was no use. Although 1 day after rain was comparatively comfortable.  Above photograph is shot duirng summer rains that happened last week...
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    All About Images Blog

  • The Future of TV

    Mark Mizen
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    A quantum apple a day keeps the computer virus away The quantum future of TV may be no further away than your nearest inkjet printer. Researchers have demonstrated the use of inkjet technology in the printing of quantum dots, which are useful in high-resolution displays.  Quantum dots are very small semiconducting structures that emit light of a specific color, with the exact color dependent on the size of the dot. Large numbers of dots of different sizes are then combined to create a full-color display, and with these displays come quantum apples and anything else we can imagine. Now if I…
  • See the Invisible

    Mark Mizen
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:47 am
    Last year, Jeffrey Tibbetts looked up at the moon and saw something he had never seen before: despite its being a crescent moon, most of it covered in the Earth’s shadow, the entire circumference was visible to him. “Oh god, it was really cool,” recalls Tibbetts, who cofounded the independent research organization Science for the Masses. Night after night, he could see all of the moon, regardless of what phase it was in. His daytime vision had also changed: sunrises were especially spectacular, almost neon in their brilliance. Kerry Grens, “Seeing Red,” The Scientist,…
  • Beer and Photography

    Mark Mizen
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:32 am
    This weekend I was able to combine my two favorite activities, beer and photography, with New Belgium’s Snapshot Wheat Bear. Highly recommended. The camera on the Snapshot label is the Kodak Instamatic 104. Sixty million of these cameras, which used 126 film and a flash cube, were sold in the 1960’s and 1970’s. 126 film is no longer available but if you want to try out one of these cameras, instructions are available online to reload 126 cartridges with 35 mm film. See 35 mm film in your 126 cartridge and Reload Your Old 126 Films with Fresh 35mm Film for more details. Get…
  • Happiness

    Mark Mizen
    13 Feb 2015 | 6:27 am
    Happiness creates success; success does not create happiness. I had always assumed it was the other way around, but after reading Shawn Achor’s The Happiness Advantage, I realize that is not the case. In fact, there are many things we can do to increase our happiness, including being grateful for the things we have, being kind to others, exercising, and simply relaxing through meditation. Although Shawn Achor doesn’t mention it directly, photo books, scrapbooks, and other photo memories also contribute to happiness, since these photos help us remember our past experiences and in…
  • An Amazing Poem About Selfies

    Mark Mizen
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    As I lift my finger and press the button, a dense forest of transistors, organize themselves like a civilization out of the desert, forming a path for the flow of electricity, so measured out of the trillions of possibilities, one designed to guide the flow of chi, to open the third eye composed of a megapixel of sensors as photons from the heavens fly lightyears across the blackness of space and time before they see a pale blue dot growing exponentially bigger and enter into a foaming sea of atmospheric anomalies, a tumultuous ride, the same that makes the stars twinkle and stutter and as…
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    The ProShow Blog

  • The Insider’s Guide to Selling Slideshows for Profit

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ready to start selling your photo and video slideshows for profit? Click the play button below to watch this informative webinar with your hosts Cathi Nelson (Founder of APPO) and Jenny Larson (Owner of Forever Digital Memories). Both Cathi and Jenny share their tips on making the most out of selling to clients and keeping them coming back for more. Topics Covered: I. Know Your Market + Getting New Business II. Working with Clients III. Pricing Your Services IV. Delivery Options & Packaging V. Workflow Tips for Pros Using ProShow Want More Tips & Inspiration for Your Business?
  • The Ultimate Slideshow Effects Guide for ProShow 6

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    With over 900 built-in effects in ProShow Gold and Producer combined, plus hundreds more from ProShow Effects Packs, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options you can choose from. Luckily, the Creative team at Photodex has got you covered with the most comprehensive list of recommended effects to date! These go-to ‘staple’ FX were selected for their versatility, production value and frequency of use — perfect for making professional photography slideshows, personal slideshows and commercial videos. For your convenience, these effects…
  • 5 Intro Ideas for Every Type of Photo and Video Slideshow

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:03 pm
    The way you start your slideshow (or any presentation) — sets the tone & context for all that follows. The moment the video starts to play, your audience will spend the first 30-60 seconds sizing up three things: the quality of the delivery the substance of the content the overall interest level With such limited time to grab your audience’s attention, the first 60 seconds needs to be extra good. For this reason, it’s definitely worth putting some extra thought into the intro for any slideshow, especially if it’s for a client. Since slideshows come in many shapes and forms…
  • Words of Wisdom: Take Your Love of Photography to the Next Level

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:12 am
    photo by William Innes If you’re looking to step up your game and take your love of photography to the next level, check out these inspiring words of wisdom from this group of seasoned pros. Read their tips below. 1. Don’t Overthink Stuff If you want to be a pro and you think you have the chops and gear – pull the trigger. It’s scary, but so worth it. I did it nine years ago and they have been the best years of my life. – William Innes 2. You’ve Got to be Willing to Work Talent and vision are important, but today’s successful photographer has to be…
  • Improve Your Slideshow’s Flow with Montages & Videos

    18 Feb 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Flow — in terms of a slideshow, song or movie (anything that changes over time) is somewhat tricky to describe but you can feel it. It’s about energy and its relationship with the structure of the work. Most people can tell if the flow of a slideshow feels good (even if they don’t know why), because there is a feeling of momentum and new things around the corner and because… they don’t feel bored! If a slideshow looks nice but feels dull or a certain part feels ‘stuck in a rut’, the flow needs improvement. To see this concept in action, take a look at a song. If you…
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • How to Calculate Sales Volume (Weighted Average)

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s common perception that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. This was popularized by the Pareto Principle (also known as Pareto Efficiency). There’s also another belief that 90% of the web content is produced by 10% of users (“1% Internet Culture Rule”), which is what Google Local Guides hopes to achieve. However, is there a way to empirically verify this? Certainly! Example + Tutorial I fabricated a scenario below. You can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. The goal is to calculate the weighted average. Weighted Average Explained Imagine that…
  • Building Loyal Followers

    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Recently, a small business owner asked me whether she should give away thank-you gifts for referrals. My response was outright no. I do believe in thank-you cards, but gifts should be spontaneous, such as, “I saw this item and thought of you!” The reason is because of the habit loop. If the reward is extrinsic (quantifiable), would referrals stop coming if, but not limited to: you stop giving gifts a competitor gives better gifts When it comes to competitive strategy, your goal is to create entrenched value. Entrenched value is having a competitive advantage (e.g., inimitability /…
  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
  • Better Marketing or Better Product First?

    16 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve heard constant debates in the photography industry on whether it is more important to first: have good gear in order to take great pictures or to have good marketing in order to have positive cash flow Unfortunately, these are all decisions of bootstrapped businesses. I’ll tell you that right off the bat that having your bottom line covered is the best approach. You wouldn’t be pressured to act a certain way if money wasn’t an issue. However, I know that that isn’t always the case. Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos? In the sales and marketing world, it’s a…
  • How Many Packages Should You Have?

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Someone wrote to me about the “ideal” number of packages. As always, it depends. Should you have a la carte, one, two, three, four, or more packages? All businesses (including photographers) need to make the choice so obvious that there’s minimal loss aversion. There’s no right answer. Everybody’s situation is different. Here’s an example of even two packages! Granted that you like soda and want to supplement your meal with a fizzy drink. I could make it very convincing to upgrade if I wanted to. Which would you order? 12 oz soda — $1.50 24 oz soda —…
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    Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson

  • Answer Questions for Better SEO

    2 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Does Your Website Content Answer Customer Questions? There is a trend in Google since the Hummingbird update that is worth noting by all website owners seeking maximum exposure in Google search results. Don’t just provide quality content, anticipate and answer questions. What are the needs and interests of your audience? Seek to provide quality answers in the way your content is written. Why is this so important? Google Wants To Be Your “Answer” Engine Google, in an effort to improve the quality of its search results, is looking for ways to provide more usable responses to…
  • Travel Agents Make A Comeback

    1 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    We Need Our Travel Agents! There is good news for travel agents according to the Los Angeles Times. While the large online travel websites like Orbitz and Travelocity continue to dominate with about 70% of of the travel booking business in the United States, local “brick and mortar” travel agencies are reporting booming business. Travel agents say revenues, bookings and the total number of clients are up in the first half of 2014 compared with the same period last year, according to a survey by the American Society of Travel Agents, which represents nearly 6,000 travel agents…
  • WordPress, GoDaddy and W3 Total Cache Plugin

    28 Feb 2015 | 8:49 pm
    If you have a WordPress website on GoDaddy, here is a tip that can speed it up: One of the best ways to insure that your WordPress website loads pages quickly is by using an online service named a Content Delivery Network (CDN) to cache and deliver graphics to anyone who visits your website. This takes the burden of sending website graphics away from your GoDaddy hosting servers and gives that function to blazing fast web servers worldwide that are nearest to the person browsing your website online (a good thing to do with any web host). WordPress, GoDaddy and the W3 Total Cache Plugin The…
  • Domain for Sale

    27 Feb 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Here is a rare opportunity for a New York City realtor or real estate professional. Finding a great domain name for a real estate website in New York City is like finding a needle in a haystack. Savvy and experienced realtors registered just about every possible domain name one can imagine related to NYC real estate just to keep competition at bay. A great domain name not only gives your website a polished presence, it is easier to sell as a business asset when you retire. domain is for sale. is an easy to remember, professional domain name that…
  • Facial Spa Website Design

    27 Feb 2015 | 4:36 am
    New Facial Treatment Spa Web Design in our Portfolio This is a new responsive website design we recently completed for a Facial Treatment Spa in California. We’re excited about this project because it embodies the principles seen in much of our best work. Stylish, restrained color palettes, elegant and simple presentation, and a strong emotional appeal. As you can see, the website is “responsive,” and will adapt to all portable Mobile-Web devices including smartphones, iPhones, and tablets instantly. This is the home page of this new website, and we will give you more…
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    Diego Molina Photography

  • 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ )

    Diego Molina
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Newborn & family photography in West New York, NJ. Everyone knows that newborn babies are just beautiful and this handsome young infant was no exception. With his adorable petite face and peaceful temperament, his photo session was just perfect.
  • Weehawken Children Photographer – Child Photo Session in Weehawken, NJ

    Diego Molina
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    Weehawken Children Photographer, Child Photography session in Weehawken's Water Front Park. New Jersey Leading Photographer specializing in beautiful and timeless maternity, newborn, baby & family portraits.
  • Newport Green Park ( Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Jersey City Child Photography )

    Diego Molina
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Jersey City Childrens Photographer, Newport Green Park Child Photography Session. This charming duo of cousins was full of smiles. We shot at a park in Jersey City, NJ on a beautiful late fall morning for a children photography session!. I was very impressed with how well they got along; their facial expressions were stunning! It is always rewarding to photograph kids. They are so full of energy and happiness.
  • The Most Talented Wedding Cakes Designer in Bergen County, Northern NJ & NYC

    Diego Molina
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The Most Talented Wedding Cakes Designer in Bergen County, Northern NJ & NYC. Who is the best wedding cake designer in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey and the New York City metropolitan area? My Daughter's Cakes owner and cake designer Denise Smith has to come to the top of the list. Not only is she the best cake designer in the NYC metro area but also her charisma and personality make her the person to go when looking for the perfect wedding cake.
  • 50 Years of Love Portrait Photography – Portrait Photographer Fort Lee, NJ

    Diego Molina
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    I was invited to photograph this beautiful event, where Mehdi and Camille from Fort Lee, NJ celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary marriage of 50 years! It was a lovely affair that took place at Waterside Restaurant in North Bergen, NJ. A perfect venue by the Hudson River that features spectacular views of the NYC’s iconic skyline.
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    Product Photography, Headshots, Portrait Photography

  • Protected: deseree

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 am
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: deseree appeared first on Product Photography, Headshots, Portrait Photography.
  • Effective tips for kid photography

    11 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    Doing kid photography  for some portrait photographers is about the same as a mid afternoon dental appointment. We all now … it is hard to get kids do sit still for posing and they are fidgety and well childish. Well … they are KIDS they are supposed to fidgety and childish and that charm is what a  portrait photographer can use to his or her advantage to create dynamic, creative and highly profitable portraits of children. There are a a couple of things that the portrait photographer can do to make the session work more smoothly and (more importantly) make the session a lot more run.
  • Photoblog-Taking a walk

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometimes for me getting away and enjoying my favorite hobby is just necessary. A professional photographer is always thinking about the next images that he is going to create for a client .  For me that getting away time is going somewhere and , well, taking some pictures. Photography for the sake of Photography I find relaxing .  Just a guy and his Nikon. No clients involved and no expectation of creating “marketable” work. Just some images for the Photoblog Yesterday was one of those days.  I just needed away. Away from the computer. Away from the demands of running a…
  • Dusk Photography @ Viridan Arlington, Tx

    18 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    While photographing another project recently I veered to take a few moments doing something I really enjoy. Night Photography and Architectural Photography has been a passion of mine for some time and it is good when I can spend some alone time a capture a few frames . Since this was personal work I could concentrate on a couple of things that I normally would not play with as a normal part of a client package. Each image in the set is a True HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. That means it is a composite of several images that extends the tonal range of the image. In addition, there was some…
  • Photoblog: Iguana Cuddles

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    A rework of the famous Iguana Cuddles image Over at 500PX  I have been reworking and updating a few of my more well known images. I wanted to add this one to the photoblog because I really love this photograph Iguana Cuddles is an image that I shot along with a series of other images in Honduras. Those other images can be found here . I decided to rework this one a tad to bring out some of the natural color that was in the Photograph. I think that the more intense color is a real enhancement to the beauty that   was in the original . This print is for sale in a number of different formats…
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik Wedding of the Year 2014 – Alan Hutchison Photography Well the votes are in and counted and we are delighted to announce that the Winners of our Wedding of the Year 2014 are Carrie and Nik Rankin! Carrie and Nik win a stunning 30” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image from their wedding PLUS their choice of an Ebony+Ivory Portrait Shoot OR a Boudoir Photography Shoot with Morag and her Allure Boudoir Photography Team. From that shoot they will also receive a stunning 20” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image…
  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE - The Winning Wedding Couple will be named “Wedding of…
  • A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW Happy New Year! Having just closed off the editing of our last wedding of 2014 I thought it was an appropriate time to highlight our favourite wedding photographs from the 2014 Wedding Season. 2014 was once again a busy year for us at Alan Hutchison Photography, but when we opened our new Photography studio back in 2013, we decided that going forward we would photograph no more than 40 weddings per year. In the end we ended up shooting 42 (although it was really 41 as one of them was a two-day wedding with two different ceremonies – one Hindu…
  • Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this!

    6 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this! Linlithgow Palace Weddings are always very very special, but we believe Nadia and Gareth pulled off something exceptional for their wedding at this iconic Scottish wedding venue. So think back to August. Yep, I know that’s hard whilst you are perhaps just in from a cold November’s day in Scotland. Well it may seem ages ago, but this Summer was really quite warm by Scottish standards, and quite dry as well. So it was no surprise to be greeted with a glorious August day for Nadia and Gareth’s upcoming nuptials. But bear with us,…
  • Glenmore House Delights for this Music Themed Wedding

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Glenmore House Delights for this Music Themed Wedding Claire and Lewis’ wedding introduced us to a beautiful exclusive little hotel about 3 miles from our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed – Glenmore House Alloa.  The couple were getting married at St Mungo’s in Alloa and were then moving to Alloa Town Hall for their wedding reception. Now, local wedding photographers will know that there are no ideal places for wedding photography at the town hall, so when Claire and Lewis were doing their wedding planning, they very sensibly chose the stunning Glenmore House…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Canon 11-24 f/4 L MTF Tests

    Roger Cicala
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    I'll be honest. I'm pretty excited about the Canon 11-24mm f/4 L lens. I love shooting ultra-wide and the chance to shoot this wide with a rectilinear lens on a full-frame camera has me pretty excited. But I'm also very aware of how near-impossibly difficult designing a lens this wide would be, so my expectations were tempered a bit. There's a reason I'll often stitch together a couple of 24mm shots for a landscape rather than take one 16mm shot. OK, there are several reasons, but image quality is high among them. So I couldn't wait to get the new lens on the optical bench to see if it was…
  • Just the Lenses: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8

    Roger Cicala
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    Our Just the Lenses posts are optical tests where we compare various lenses on the optical bench. Unlike DxO or Imatest test results, no cameras are involved, eliminating one of the major variables. It's particularly useful when we're looking at third-party lenses that can be used on various cameras. It's hard to extrapolate the results of a test made using a third-party lens on a Canon 5D Mk III when you are trying to determine how it might compare to one shot on a Nikon D800, for example. Testing on the optical bench gives a direct comparison between lenses without any other variables.
  • Canon 100-400 IS L Mk II Teardown: Best Built Lens Ever?

    Roger Cicala
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Canon 100-400 IS Mk II,, 2015   You know Aaron and I love doing teardowns of almost anything. The two types we look forward to most, though, are Sony cameras and Canon lenses, because those tend to be on the cutting edge of engineering elegance. For a couple of weeks now, we've been wanting to sink our screwdrivers into the new Canon 100-400 IS Mk II lens, and yesterday we finally got a few free hours to do it. For those two or three of you who don't like a little lens strip-tease I'll give you the quick summary: the build quality on this thing is amazing. I usually…
  • Addendum to the Nikon 300 f/4E PF ED VR Test

    Roger Cicala
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    When I posted our Imatest results from the single copy of the Nikon 300 f/4E PF ED VR that we had received, I pointed out that the copy was slightly decentered and therefore the results were questionable. We got a second copy of the lens in today, and this one was perfectly centered. I had planned on waiting until we had a half-dozen samples tested before writing anything else, but apparently I stirred up such a hornet's nest with the first results that I thought I'd go ahead and post the results of this well-centered copy. Especially since it looks like it will be several weeks before we…
  • We're Hiring! - Spring 2015 Open Positions

    10 Feb 2015 | 11:58 am
    We're growing, which means we're hiring! Lenrentals is a fantastic place to work. We believe in working hard, having fun, and giving our customers the best possible rental experience. Our team members get great benefits, including health, dental, paid vacation, and 401(k), not to mention - FREE RENTALS! Please see below for a list of job descriptions. To apply, please send your resume to Phone calls not accepted. Customer Service Representative Location: Memphis, TN or Nashville, TN  We are seeking a full-time customer service representative for our Memphis, TN…
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    Art Wolfe

  • 28 Photos for February

    Art Wolfe
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Searching for some winter inspiration? All these photos were taken in Februarys over the last ten years. From migrating birds, crystal clear urban skylines, Antarctic summers, to tropical southeast Asia, the world is packed full of activity and promise.
  • Exclusive Svalbard with Art Wolfe August 18-31, 2015

    Art Wolfe
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Exploring Svalbard, Norway is an unforgettable experience. Because it is so difficult to reach, and to travel around, it is one of the last wild places in the world with stunning arctic wildlife. Unique and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this voyage through the Arctic. Services included in this photography tour: Expedition with 12 nights aboard the MS Stockholm All meals and drinks, including alcoholic, aboard the MS Stockholm included Land activities during the cruise: Zodiac excursions with an expert expedition team Private field instruction with Art Wolfe Portfolio…
  • Art Wolfe Video Learning: An Occasional Series

    Art Wolfe
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I created a series of videos explaining techniques I use in the field. Here is a little introduction to the series that I shot while on South Georgia Island. And let’s get started with Episode 1! To kick things off, I would also like to offer 10% off either of my current “how to” books The New Art of Photographing Nature or The Art of the Photograph! Just key in the coupon code techblog to get the discount.
  • Earth Is My Witness at Benaroya

    Art Wolfe
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    What: Earth Is My Witness Presentation Where: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA When: 7:30pm, April 15, 2015 Presented by Kenmore Camera You can purchase tickets through the Art Wolfe Store or Seattle Symphony (subject to an $8 handling fee) General Admission $26 Seniors and Students $22 Group rates contact
  • 2015: Year of the Ram

    Art Wolfe
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    May the sheep and goats bring us peace, love, trust and happiness this year.
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • The Samurai Warrior

    Tim Stanley
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    For almost seven centuries, the Age of the Samurai is a period of Japanese history when “those who serve” started as armed supporters of wealthy landowners and became warrior-administrators. The Houston Museum of Natural Science has a great display of Samurai artifacts, including weapons, armor and more. Though not what I would call a large exhibit, the unique items on display are very rare and well worth the visit. The exhibit is runs until September 13, 2015.Shooting in a museum can be quite challenging. The glass display cases present constant glare problems and the low…
  • Hays Street Bridge at Night

    Tim Stanley
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    After sunset, the Hays Street Bridge lights up with an odd industrial feel, yet different. The wooden planks below and the iron structure above contrast one another. Add to this the lights that line the sides and shine up through the floor give it somewhat of a contemporary feel. The quite atmosphere at night is somewhat surreal, at least until a train passes underneath. Everything just grows loud as the engines pass, then a rhythmic cadence sets in as the cars stream by. The post Hays Street Bridge at Night appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Big Yeller Flowers

    Tim Stanley
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    After several years of constant photo-taking, it has finally happened. I’ll look back on a few photos and for the life of me, I can’t remember where I shot them. No, it’s not the obvious ones from Europe, Washington D.C or some other famous location. I’m talking about the “generic” photos like a simple sunset, or a big yellow flower (sunflower I’m guessing).If I go back to the original set of photos, I have the a-ha moment when I realize where it came from. Many are from a quick shot with the iPhone that didn’t mean taking out the bigger camera,…
  • Union Pacific 6213

    Tim Stanley
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Everyone so often, I get this feeling before I leave the house, that I should take my camera with me. Truth be told, I should always have one at the ready (something more substantial than my iPhone, that is) in case I come upon something I want to shoot.Such was the case a week ago. It was a pretty Saturday morning and the sun was out for the first time in many day. As I drove into Katy, TX, you couldn’t miss these two Union Pacific engines parked off the highway. My trip would have to be delayed a few minutes, as I found a close place to park and walked over to the vantage point I had…
  • Misty’s First Photo Shoot

    Tim Stanley
    10 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Last Friday evening, my family was out at an event, so it was just me and my border collie, Misty. What to do? Photography, of course.Trying something new, she joined me for a trip out for some sunset photos. Being a rescue dog, I’ve been playing “catch up” on training. When not on a leash, she likes to run (not run, bolt). So I brought an anchor and cable, giving her some freedom to walk around while I took a few photos. She was not as interested in the sky as I was, but did find things off in the distance to watch.Misty is a good travel companion and will be a great…
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art: First Look

    Jack Howard
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Patrick Santucci and I had a few days to check out the first sample of the new 24mm F1.4 DG […] The post Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art: First Look appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Introducing Sigma Vision magazine!

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    Welcome to the premiere issue of Sigma Vision, the new biannual magazine from Sigma Corporation of America, featuring inspiring imagery and great technical advice! The post Introducing Sigma Vision magazine! appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • How to Photograph Your Dog: 9 – Polarizers for Perfect Pet Portraits

    David FitzSimmons
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    After a brisk cross-country ski with our fox red Lab pup Rowan, I decided to take a few snowy mug […] The post How to Photograph Your Dog: 9 – Polarizers for Perfect Pet Portraits appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • LENS EXPLORATION: Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro

    David FitzSimmons
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
       INTRO If you are searching for an all-purpose, compact, and super-sharp macro lens, then look no further than the […] The post LENS EXPLORATION: Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – A Matter of Perspective

    David FitzSimmons
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    With deep snow covering the hills here in Ohio, I couldn’t resist taking Rowan out for a romp in the […] The post How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – A Matter of Perspective appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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  • Best Sony E-Mount Lenses for Portraits, Landscapes, and Street Photography

    14 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    So what is the best E-Mount lens for portraits, landscapes, sports, and street photography with auto focus? I have been getting a ton of questions via email, in the comments, on the forum, on Google, Facebook, Twitter, and on my youtube channel! Therefore, I think it’s about time I write an article breaking down the lenses […]
  • Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens Review – sel1635z

    1 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    In this Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens review I will cover as much real world photography as possible using both the 24mp Sony A7 II and my 36mp A7r full frame mirrorless cameras. I used both raw and jpeg modes so you can get a good feel of what the camera […]
  • Sony Alpha A7 II Rolling Review – Best Full Frame Mirrorless Camera!

    29 Dec 2014 | 8:46 am
    The Full Frame Sony A7II is the latest and greatest mirrorless e-mount camera from Sony! In this review I will go over everything I can think of to test this bad boy out including real world photography and lab testing. I have the killer FE 16-35mm f/4 OSS ZA lens to try out as well […]
  • Holiday Photo Contest – Sony RX100 III – 1st Prize and More…

    27 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    Holiday Photo Contest!! Grand Prize is a New Sony RX100 III courtesy of BHPhoto, and some other gear I have to give away for 2nd and 3rd place winners!! Hi everybody and  Happy Holidays to you and yours With that in mind we decided to host a photography contest with the theme “Holiday Photos”. The […]
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III Camera Review – Perfection At Last!!

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Sony recently came out with their third generation ultra-compact large sensor camera called the Cyber-shot RX100 III, and it’s perfection at last!  In this review I will show you what the camera is capable of in the real world and lab. The RX100M3 packs the same killer 1″ sensor as the previous version RX100 II, […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 124 - Vanelli!

    21 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fred and Jim welcome Vanelli to cohost podcast number 124. In recent news, Nikon has recently shown off the new D810a which is a special version of the D810 modified for astrophotography, Canon is showing off a prototype ultra high-resolution 120MP CMOS sensor, Rumor are circulating about the next GoPro.  In addition, are we headed for a “Digital Dark Age”? Internet pioneer Vint Cerf believes so.  In addition, a small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action pack that many…
  • Fotobug - Episode 123 - Review: Edelkrone PocketShot

    8 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Welcome to podcast 123!  In recent photographic news, Adobe had announced that beginning with Lightroom 6, all future versions will be 64 bit only, Light & Motion has introduced a new GoPro companion light called the Sidekick, and is seeking funding for its production on Kickstarter.  The Sidekick is a lighting unit that fits the GoPros current mount. GoPro also  just recently partnered with the NHL to broadcast live video from cameras on the hockey players.  GoPro has partnered with Visilink to attach small transmitters to the Hero 4 to transmit live HD images from the games. In…
  • Fotobug - Episode 122 - How To: Macro/Closeup photography 101

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for checking out The Fotobug podcast #122! In recent news, more about the issues with Nikon’s D750 flare issues.  First, the camera appeared to be pulled from retailers shelves for a short time, then Nikon stated that all effected cameras would be repaired for free, in addition they released detailed instructions on how to handle the issue and return the camera if necessary.  Canon too has a problem with PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others where the battery contact may have an issue.  Also, Canon wants to increase domestic production in Japan up to 60% due to the…
  • Fotobug - Episode 121 - Ask Tim Grey!

    11 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the first Fotobug podcast of 2015!  Co-hosting on this episode is our friend, Tim Grey! In recent news, Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is working on measures to address the flare issues some users have been reporting, Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, realtor Douglas Trudeau has been issued an OK from the FAA to use a Phantom UAV for taking commercial real estate photos, and digital storage brand G-Technology has announced a collection of new G-Drive models that can withstand a 6 foot fall to a carpeted concrete floor. Fred…
  • Fotobug - Episode 120 - OPW Birds of Prey Workshop

    28 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the final podcast of 2014!  In recent news, the world’s most expensive photograph just sold for $6.5 million dollars.  It is a photo of a slot canyon photographed by fine arts photographer Peter Lik.  In other news, Adobe has acquired Fotolia and will offer it to it’s Creative Cloud customers as well as a stand-alone service. Could JPG be replaced as an image standard?  Well, BPG is a new format that wants to be the next JPG.  It is a 14-bit  format that currently can only be read by a javascript encoder, but has a lot of advantages over the current JPG format. Since the…
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    Feature Shoot

  • ‘Developed: Three Emerging Photographers’ Show Opens in Dumbo on March 5, 2015

    Ellyn Kail
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    We are thrilled to announce the opening of Developed: Three Emerging Photographers, an exhibition featuring the work of the three winners of the first annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Contest: Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett, and Ayumi Tanaka. Grand Prize winner Jiehao Su will be showcasing pieces from his ongoing project Borderland, a wistful visual narrative tracing the rapid urbanization of China’s coastline. In his subtle and muted images, he draws parallels between the shifting topology and the feelings of loss and alienation that come with growing up and leaving the childhood…
  • Photos Capture Street Life in Havana

    Ellyn Kail
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    As a child coming of age in Guatemala, New York-based photographer Jaime Permuth‘s perception of Cuba was shrouded in mystery and clouded by inescapable biases. When he visited the country in November of 2014 to speak at Havana’s Month of Photography, organized by La Fototeca de Cuba, he left all his assumptions at home, choosing to immerse himself within the realities of Centro Habana. A short week after Permuth’s return to Manhattan, President Barack Obama announced his intention to repair US-Cuba relations after fifty-four years of estrangement. When the photographer arrived at…
  • Seattle Baby Performs Hilarious Stunts (With a Little Help from Photoshop)

    Ellyn Kail
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    For Madd Stunts, Seattle-based photographer Brandon Hill transforms his infant son Maddex into a daredevil, a pint-sized thrill seeker taking the city—and his playpen—by storm. Given that Maddex was not able to walk when the project began, the child has had some help in achieving superhuman status. For each shot, Hill’s assistant will safely hold the small subject and gently guide him into position. Although Maddex’s backup is edited out post-production, much of the illusion is created on set, with the photographer capturing the scene from adrenaline-pumping vantage points. Admitting…
  • Raw Photographs Capture the East Village During the Heroin Epidemic of the 1980s

    Ellyn Kail
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Boy On East 5th Street (4th of July), 1984 Embrace, 1984 When New York City-based photographer Ken Schles lived in the East Village in the 1980s, the neighborhood was, in his words, “like a war zone.” He moved to the area in 1978 at the age of seventeen, and on the other side of the 1980s, he would emerge from the wreckage of the heroin epidemic, the AIDS crisis, and abandoned apartment buildings with his book Invisible City, a time capsule of sorts excavated from a city that no longer exists. After graduating from Cooper Union, Schles found a home and built his own darkroom on Avenue B,…
  • Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Mar. 2-8)

    Ellyn Kail
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    © Jiehao Su EXHIBITION: Developed: Three Emerging Photographers, United Photo Industries, 111 Front Street, Suite 204 Dumbo Brooklyn, March 5 – 26, 2015 The winners of the inaugural Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, Jiehao Su, Sebastian Collett, and Ayumi Tanaka, will exhibit ten pieces each from their winning series. Where Grand Prize winner Jiehao Su’s Borderland deals with themes of isolation and belonging in a rapidly urbanizing China, Ayumi Tanaka works in collage to revisit her childhood, and Sebastian Collett creates portraits of his hometown, to which he returned for his…
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  • Lovin' Nikon D750 @ High ISO

    Stanley Leary
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 5000, ƒ/5, 1/250 I have been looking through my photos from the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference shot on my Nikon D750. I was really... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Southwestern Photojournalism Conference wraps up in Fort Worth, Texas

    Stanley Leary
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/100 I had a lot of fun the past few days at the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference and student practicum in Fort Worth,... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • The Culling of Photographers

    Stanley Leary
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When populations of deer get to great they can start to destroy the land due to the lack of resources. There are Wildlife Management Programs around the country to control the population of... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Guest Blog: Story is King!

    Stanley Leary
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Robin Rayne is an Atlanta-based photojournalist for international and domestic magazines and newspapers. Robin is also producing a documentary film on people with significant disabilities who have... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • How to capture "Golden Light"

    Stanley Leary
    22 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.3, 1/30 While most people are facing towards the sunset on the beaches of Hawaii, I like to turn around 180º and face the... Just snippet go to article for more.
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  • Lightroom Presets for Creative Options

    Ed Verosky
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:08 am
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a great all-around tool for importing, organizing, processing, and outputting your images. Lightroom’s Develop module allows you to make changes and add effects to an image without altering the original image file. And, an effect you apply to one image, can be copied over instantly to an entire group of images... Read more » The post Lightroom Presets for Creative Options appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Yongnuo YN560 IV For Off-Camera Flash

    Ed Verosky
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Yongnuo (H.K. Yong Nuo Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese interest that has been steadily making inroads into the high-end external flash market long dominated by Canon and Nikon. Yongnuo produces flash and flash triggering/syncing units that are compatible with Canon and Nikon E-TTL/II and i-TTL as well as non-TTL models. Certainly, the goal... Read more » The post Yongnuo YN560 IV For Off-Camera Flash appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

    Ed Verosky
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    In this video, I quickly demonstrate several steps in a retouching workflow developed by Julia Kuzmenko McKim, a professional photographer and retouching expert.  Here, I'm using two of her popular eBooks as references, both of which I recommend if you're new to retouching.  You can order them here: Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day (New)... Read more » The post Photoshop Retouching Tutorials appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • eBooks: Great Tips for Portraiture Lighting

    Ed Verosky
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Good portraiture skills are crucial to successful photography, but surprisingly, very few photographers have an adequate understanding of all the necessary techniques.  Even many professionals lack what I'd consider some of the essential skills. Sure, anyone can get lucky on the occasional shoot.  And many photographers have a few simple go-to tricks, but that isn't... Read more » The post eBooks: Great Tips for Portraiture Lighting appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
  • Discounts Continue: Photography Training Deals!

    Ed Verosky
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    UPDATE: One or more of these might be extended for a day or two! Here are your Black Friday Deals! If you're looking for photography training, you've come to the right place. Check these out: Secrets of Successful Event Photography: Save 33% on this amazingly popular course offered by Phil Steele. You'll learn tons of... Read more » The post Discounts Continue: Photography Training Deals! appeared first on ED VEROSKY.
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  • Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    11 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Sigma Corporation of America has done it again by releasing more an more lenses us photographer will soon devour and add to our arsenal of lenses. This time around Sigma announces the pricing and availability of the New 24MM 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens as detailed in the official press release below: Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000011468 […] The post Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens appeared first on
  • Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid

    2 Feb 2015 | 11:17 pm
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I love collapsible. The lightsphere collapsible snoot means smaller form factor during transport and storage The small form factor of the collapsed snoot is a huge feature for strobist that do not want to bring too much lighting modifiers on location.   The lightsphere collapsible snoot is made well and seem to provide […] The post Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid appeared first on
  • Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW

    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hiking anyone? Well that is what it looks like if you have the Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW. Yes,  this bag is beautifully disguised to deceive non-photographers to think the Lowepro Flipside Sport 200L AW is merely a hiking backup but in actuality it is a means to secretly transport your invaluable camera […] The post Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW appeared first on

    15 Jan 2015 | 10:42 pm
    “I was very reasonably priced for my skill level and was able to book about 22 weddings the following year, and 40+ the year after that.” PHOTOGRAPHYSILO.COM: In your early years of high school, were you involved in the yearbook ? What sparked your interest in photography? TAURAN WOO:  Actually, when I was in high […] The post WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER INTERVIEW – Tauran Woo appeared first on
  • Don’t be afraid to lose photos of the holidays with Drivesavers

    23 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    We all know how images of our loved ones during the holidays are very important. Especially, when those loved ones are ill and might not be with us any longer. Well, don’t worry. If for some unforeseen issue occurs with your hard drive, the folks at DriveSavers are here to help. Below is a little […] The post Don’t be afraid to lose photos of the holidays with Drivesavers appeared first on
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    Nature Photography Blog

  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here’s a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony’s A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be…
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    The Photo Argus

  • 6 Quick DIY Photography Gifts

    Bill Jones
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    The creative geniuses over at Cooph (The Cooperative of Photography) have created a awesome video demonstrating 6 cool DIY photography gift ideas you can create with very little effort. Here's what you can look forward to learning... The post 6 Quick DIY Photography Gifts appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 25 High Energy Examples of Concert Photography

    Bill Jones
    12 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    There is nothing like experiencing music live. You get to feel the energy of both the band and the audience, creating this symbiotic relationship that feeds off one another. Concerts provide great opportunities to create some amazing images. So pack your camera and bottled water, its time to capture your masterpiece. The post 25 High Energy Examples of Concert Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 50 Extremely Helpful Lightroom Tutorials Covering the Develop Module

    Bill Jones
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Lightroom can be a photographer’s best friend for helping to organize and develop photos. While Photoshop is obviously a very powerful program, Lightroom’s organizational features of the library module make it impossible to ignore,... The post 50 Extremely Helpful Lightroom Tutorials Covering the Develop Module appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • The Beautiful Photography of Eric Hatch

    Bill Jones
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Today we would like to showcase a beautiful collection from our friend, Eric Hatch. Eric in his own words…. “I have been blessed with lousy eyesight. Thanks to poor visual acuity I see shapes... The post The Beautiful Photography of Eric Hatch appeared first on The Photo Argus.
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    See You Behind the Lens...

  • Saturday Citation: From Biz Stone, Twitter Co-founder

    Richard Stinson
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    “Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”  — Biz Stone, Twitter co-founderJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens... Subscribe to See You Behind the Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-14 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
  • onOne Software's Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal

    Richard Stinson
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:47 am
    Select items are up to 50% off including Perfect Photo Suite 9 (15% off). Presets as low as $2.45... WOW! Don't miss out on this Black Friday sale!Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens... Subscribe to See You Behind the Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-14 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
  • 27 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am

    Richard Stinson
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, from Dakota Visions Photography, LLC!A Thanksgiving Day PrayerLord, so often times, as any other dayWhen we sit down to our meal and prayWe hurry along and make fast the blessingThanks, amen. Now please pass the dressingWe’re slaves to the olfactory overloadWe must rush our prayer before the food gets coldBut Lord, I’d like to take a few minute moreTo really give thanks to what I’m thankful forFor my family, my health, a nice soft bedMy friends, my freedom, a roof over my headI’m thankful right now to be surrounded by thoseWhose lives touch me more…
  • 6 Great Infographics On The Impact of Color

    Richard Stinson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:51 am
    Is the choice of colors for your brand more than just personal preference? Does it really matter what color choices you make for your logo and brand? Will your audience really feel differently because of the color combination?Short answer - YES! Let's take a look at six great infographics on the impact of color. This holiday season, it's all about the color!Infographic by British Logo Design Experts++ Click Image to Enlarge ++Source: The Art of Color Coordination Check out Amazon today for great Black Friday Deals in Cameras & Electronics.Infographic by Infographic…
  • In Honor of All of Our Veterans

    Richard Stinson
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In honor of those who have served, we thank you.What is a veteran? A veteran is someone who - whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve - at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to the United States of America for any amount, up to and including his/her life. That is the definition of a veteran and it is worthy of honoring not only today, but every day.Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens...Subscribe to See You Behind the…
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  • Shooting Couriers On The Streets with Flash from a Moving Car by Dylan Leeder

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    See the full series here: Our reader and new friend, Dylan Leeder knows how we love exclusive behind the scenes videos. Well, here you have the making of his project "Couriers On The Streets". That the cold does not stop you. Here we go from Toronto: "Couriers On The Streets" by Dylan Leeder  I've been interested in photographing couriers for a while now.
  • Introduction to Editing, Processing, and Workflow in Lightroom for Street Photography by Eric Kim

    3 Mar 2015 | 9:45 am
    In this video Eric Kim shares some practical tips, tricks, and techniques for editing and post-processing photos in Lightroom 5 for street photography. ## Hotkeys: E: “Enlarge” G: “Grid” / “Gallery” F: “Full screen” Tab: Collapse side columns Tab + Shift: Collapse all columns D: “Develop” ## Workflow: 1. “F” : Make full screen 2. Turn on the “Caps lock” key 3. “P” or “X” : P: Pick, if you
  • Tamron vs Canon 70-200mm f/2.8

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    The Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM ( is a great lens, but the Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD ( is quite a bit cheaper - can you get as decent a lens with the Tamron or is it simply a case of "you get what you pay for"? Text and video via DigitalRev TV   <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code --> <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • For people starting out in film photography: How to load and unload a 35mm film safely

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    A short video to show how to load and unload a 35mm camera safely. Demonstrates both manual and automatic cameras Text and video via HARMAN technology Ltd <!-- BuySellAds Zone Code --> <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • On to Light Shaping with Ryan Brenizer: Turning One B2 Into Two

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    In wedding and portrait photographer Ryan Brenizer’s case, he took a B2 Off-Camera Flash and an OCF Softbox 2x3’ out on a speed challenge in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York. Ryan and his bride-to-be Tatiana brought the equipment to an outdoor photo shoot on an unseasonabl