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  • 5 Maternity Photography Ideas for Expecting Clients

    Virtual Photography Studio
    Paul Escott
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Becoming a mother is a special, special time in the life of a woman who chooses to walk that path. As cliché as it might sound, women who want a child and manage to become pregnant with one are truly experiencing a touch of the miraculous in their lives, and expecting couples are often so touched by this experience that working with them as a photographer can be the source of great inspiration. It is very often that these couples – or women – want to immortalize the special time they are currently experience through a beautiful photo shoot, and this is where you come in. If you take…
  • 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

    Digital Photography School
    William Petruzzo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for your subject. You the photographer, who is creating with integrity, must meet with yourself inside to bring about bold creativity. The subject, likewise, is faced with many insecurities that they may have very little experience with in their day to day lives. They are in a…
  • Tips on How to Start a Street Photography Project

    Virtual Photography Studio
    Paul Escott
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to another article on street photography! On Friday we’ve given you a few tips on what to look for when out on the streets with your camera in hand and today it’s time we gave you a few tips on how to start your very own street photography project. JH Engstrom is a Swedish photographer and artist who lives in Paris, France. His photographs are stunning portrayals of the human condition and its loneliness and absurdity. When he goes out in public spaces and photographs people and objects, he immerses himself in the atmosphere and you should do the same. Don’t copy other artists…
  • Ted Dwane: Demon Drome Wall of Death

    The Leica Camera
    Leica Internet Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Ted Dwane is a London based photographer and musician in the Grammy Award winning band Mumford & Sons. Ted recently attended The Goodwood Revival on behalf of Leica, along with Mary McCartney, and was granted special access to capture this wonderful festival. Below are his impressions of the Demon Drome Wall of Death, which was on-hand [...]
  • Returning from Trip

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    diglloyd, Inc.
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Search: Yosemite, White Mountains Yosemite, White Mountains     Read more
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    In Focus

  • The Eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    On Saturday, Japan's Mount Ontake volcano erupted without warning, surprising several hundred nearby hikers. Plumes of volcanic gas and ash overtook the fleeing hikers and buried nearby lodges and outbuildings. Though most of the people on Mount Ontake that day were able to escape. 40 suffered significant injuries and at least 36 bodies have been found so far, according to Japanese authorities. More than 24 bodies remain at the summit, and recovery crews have been unable to return, wary of more activity from Ontake as tremors continue to shake the region. [19 photos] Climbers descend Mount…
  • Pro-Democracy Protesters Occupy Hong Kong's Central District

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Since the 1997 handover of Hong Kong to China, the semi-autonomous city has operated under a "one country, two systems" formula, allowing a limited democracy. In August, the Chinese government announced plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections, virtually assuring only pro-Beijing politicians would be on the ballots. Student groups and pro-democracy supporters have taken to the streets in recent days to protest the limitations and to demand universal suffrage. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have occupied Hong Kong's Central District, bringing parts of the city to a standstill.
  • Photos of the Week: 9/20-9/26

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:51 am
    This week, images of a storm cloud over Sydney, synchronized swimmers at the Asian Games, multiple scenes from in and around Syria, a city in Sierra Leone locked down to fight ebola, effigies of demon king Ravana in India, and much more. [35 photos] Feifei, 21, undergoes breast implant surgery at a hospital in Hefei, Anhui province, China. Feifei, who is a third-year university student and a part-time model, received a free breast implant surgery which costs about 300,000 yuan ($48,881), in return for advertising for the hospital. Around 10 days after the operation, she won a prize at a local…
  • The Alberta Tar Sands

    25 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    Buried just beneath a layer of muskeg and forest in northern Alberta, Canada, lies a 50,000 square mile reservoir of heavy crude oil, possibly holding 2 trillion barrels of recoverable oil. These bitumen deposits require a lot of effort to extract, recover, and pre-process before the oil can be sent to conventional refineries. Most of the current extraction process takes place in open-pit mines, with massive machinery scraping up the tarry sandstone and moving it to facilities for processing. As the name "tar sands", or oil sands, implies, the heavy crude is found mixed in with sand, clay,…
  • Fall Is in the Air

    24 Sep 2014 | 6:14 am
    It's my favorite time of year once again - yesterday was the autumnal equinox, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. And 2014 appears to be the year we reach peak pumpkin spice. Autumn is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and of course, spectacular foliage. Across the north, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year's autumn…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Hong Kong protesters refuse to leave

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Protests in Hong Kong continue after tens of thousands of people defied calls for them to dismantle their camps and return home. Demonstrations fanned out to more neighborhoods after police tried to disperse crowds using batons and tear gas early Monday morning. Riot police later withdrew. The pro-democracy protesters are angry at China for limiting their choice in Hong Kong's 2017 leadership elections. Demonstrators used umbrellas to protect themselves from tear gas overnight and to ward off the sweltering sun as they continued their sit-in throughout the day. That gave rise to the…
  • The Natural World: September

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    The Natural World is a monthly post that showcases photography depicting animals (sometimes in man-made habitats) and environments across the planet. --Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total) A Bryde's whale and seagulls feast on anchovies in the Gulf of Thailand, Sept 9. An estimated population of 30 to 35 Bryde's whales are commonly seen along the upper Gulf of Thailand coastlines, between March and October. The Bryde's whale is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which prohibits international trade of any parts of the animal.
  • Asian Games 2014

    24 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The games are well underway in Incheon, South Korea, with athletes from 45 nations competing in more events and sports -- such as kabaddi, wushu, and sepak takraw -- than at the Summer Olympics. The event wraps up with closing ceremonies on Oct. 4. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Japan's Masanori Hayashi (left) strikes the ball against South Korea's Im An-Soo in the men's team sepak takraw preliminary match during the 2014 Asian Games at Bucheon Gymnasium in Bucheon, east of Incheon, on Sept. 24. (Jung Yron-Je/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Syrian Kurdish refugees flooding into Turkey

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    At least 130,000 refugees have poured into Turkey over the past three days, escaping an Islamic State offensive in Syria. On Friday, Turkey reopened its border but forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. --Thea Breite (20 photos total) Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP)
  • Images from NASA

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A collection of images released by NASA gives us a look from above and beyond earth. Amazing technology allows us to view our world in ways we could never imagine. --Leanne Burden Seidel (10 photos total) An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection on Sept. 10. The flare lasted longer than usual and sent out a burst of radiation into space. A darker wave of material was propelled across part of the Sun's surface. Images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. (NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Canon Digital Photo Professional software update boosts camera support

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Canon's Digital Photo Professional software, commonly referred to as DPP, has just received updates to versions 4.0.2 and 3.14.41. Both of these were joined by updates to a roster of the company's other photography-centric software, including the EOS Utility, EOS MOVIE Utility, and Picture Style Editor. Read more
  • DynaOptics wants to bring zoom lenses to smartphones

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Camera modules in smartphones have rapidly improved over the past few years, but on the whole their lack of optical zoom is still a major limitation. Traditional zoom lens designs are generally too bulky for increasingly slim mobile devices, so tech startup DynaOptics is introducing something a bit different. Read more
  • Photoshop comes to Chrome OS in limited beta

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    It appears that Google's Chromebook laptops are finally getting Photoshop, at least in limited beta at first - starting with US-based Adobe education customers. According to a blogpost on the Google Chrome blog, Adobe Photoshop is now available in a limited beta release for Chromebook. U.S.-based Adobe education customers with a paid Creative Cloud account can apply for access to the program, which provides a streaming version of Photoshop to Chromebook users. Learn more
  • More manual control on iOS with Manual Cam

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile OS version, developers have been scrambling to take advantage of newly unlocked camera controls. In the wake of this development new apps have emerged, including Manual Cam, one of the best implementations of manual control on the iPhone we've seen so far. Read more
  • Ricoh updates Pentax 645Z firmware for IMAGE Transmitter 2 software

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has released new firmware for its Pentax 645Z medium format camera to make it compatible with the latest version of the company's IMAGE Transmitter software. Firmware version 1.10, which is available to download by users via the Ricoh website, allows Pentax’s second digital medium format camera to be controlled when tethered to a PC via USB cable, so images can be saved directly from the camera into a chosen folder as they are taken. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Joe McNally’s One-Man-Show

    Scott Kelby
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    One of the greatest photographers ever made is having his first solo gallery show, opening this week at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and if you get a chance — you have to see it in person. Here are the details:Who: Joe McNally What: A solo exhibition Where: The Monroe Gallery: 112 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM (link) When: October 3rd thru November 23rd Why:  Because Joe is a photography students will study after we’re all gone.Here’s a link to the gallery’s site with all the details. Hope you get the chance to see it in person.I’m off to Orlando for my…
  • It’s “Update Your Portfolio” Monday

    Scott Kelby
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    OK, we’ve had “Backup Tuesday” and now it’s time for “Update Your Portfolio Monday” — a reminder that it’s time to shake the dust off that portfolio — see if you have newer, better shots that need to be added. Take a look at the sequence (order) of your images and see if they need changing, see if anything needs to come out, and just make sure everything’s up-to-date.So far, I’ve only had enough time to update my Sports Photography Portfolio (here’s the link). I actually added a new category for College Football, and updated my…
  • Trailblazers: A new series on Powerful Women of Photography

    Scott Kelby
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    This is something we’re really proud, and very excited about  — our own Mia McCormick had the vision and talent to create a brand new series all about inspiring female photographers — woman who are blazing new trails in our industry and changing the way females are preceived in our industry.Mia (an award-winning journalist and instructor herself), just did such a amazing job with this series, and the women you’ll meet, and the stories they tell, will just absolutely captivate you from start to finish. If you’re a KelbyOne subscriber, make sure you watch any interview…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Corey Barker’s Photoshop Down & Dirty Master FX Seminar Tour Come spend the day with Corey Barker, the award-winning designer, illustrator and also best-selling author of the book “Photoshop Down & Dirty Tricks, Volume 2” as he brings concepts, images and ideas from his book to life in this one-day live training seminar.Join him as he ventures to take your Photoshop skills to the next level and beyond by teaching you how to master the eye-popping techniques used by designers, artists, and photographers all over the world. You will never look at Photoshop the same way again!
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Erik Almås!

    Brad Moore
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I believe there’s opportunity for everyone to have commercial success as a photographer in today’s market. This as long as they have a unique and honest perspective…Hi!I’m excited to be writing for Scott Kelby and the Guest blog Wednesday!I’m also excited about the current state of photography!Really excited!Daily I get questions through e-mail and social media. They span a wide range but the BIG question I get asked, among practical advice on gear, computers and offers of coffee and beer is: “How do I MAKE it as a photographer?”“How do I break into advertising photography and…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Found Frames

    Dave
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    With all of my work, travel and personal projects I feel like I am going 1,000 miles an hour lately.  I was in Seoul last week for a few days.   Thankfully I’ll be in Tokyo for a few days but then I have trips coming up to London, San Francisco, and Seoul scheduled.  I’m sure I’ll squeeze something else in there. The one thing I love about shooting film is discovering images you forgot you took or what I like to call found frames… Today’s Configuration: Leica MP3 with various Leica lenses on Portra 400 Trouble in Shibuya… One Saturday I kept seeing women…
  • Paper Pool

    Dave
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    A few more shots from my Sunday of shooting with Rocco.   As I said it was really nice to get out and shoot.   I need to make sure I continue to do more of that.    Sometimes I just don’t have enough hours in my day. Below is a headshot I took of Rocco.   Nothing beats the Noctilux for headshots… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Ricoh GR and Sony A7S with a Leica Summilux 21mm f/1.4 Panda dealings… I went out on Sunday afternoon and checked out Paper Pool a cool new Gallery and Darkroom with a Cafe and Bar in Yutenji.   A fully…
  • A day in Tokyo

    Dave
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    When I got back from Jakarta last week I just crashed.  I took off a few days and didn’t do much of anything.  I had big ambitions to do a few blog posts and shoot a few videos but I ended up doing basically nothing.   I was really tired after all of my travel.   Sunday was dedicated to photography…more on that in a minute. Monday was a cram session for the release of ShootTokyo: The Book which was released on Tuesday.   I needed to make sure all of my shipping addresses were sorted, my eBook and Digital Image Pack were finalized.    The book looks even better than I…
  • Exploring Jakarta

    Dave
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    I finally had my first day off in a while today.  All of my travel and work has eaten up a lot of my weekends late.   I’m looking forward to a few days off when I get back to Tokyo. One of my readers of ShootTokyo Wiama and his friend Astrid kindly offered to bring me out in Jakarta and show me the city.   This is a city I have always wanted to go to so it was nice to see it.    I was also able to get out for a few hours of video shooting yesterday as well.  I need to edit my video next weekend but keep a look out for it on my YouTube Channel.    I also picked up one of those…
  • Leaving Bangkok

    Dave
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    A short but busy trip I’m leaving Bangkok en route Jakarta.  I haven’t been to Jakarta before so excited to see somewhere new.   I really hope I have time to get out and shoot a bit of Jakarta. I tried to get out a second night for photography but the weather wasn’t having it and the rain poured down just as I was about to go out… Today’s configuration:  Sony A7s with a Leica Summicron 28mm f/2.0 I didn’t have a chance to use but the hotel had a very cool roof top pool that I wanted to check out.  Infinity pools are so cool. I passed this place on the…
 
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    PhotographyTalk.com

  • 20 Amazing Images From Antarctica That Will Leave You Speechless

    26 Sep 2014 | 10:27 am
    Antarctica is a place of rare beauty, and that alone is a reason powerful enough to make you want to get there. The icy wonderland has always been a major attraction for landscape photographers. But it's not just the raw, cold beauty that makes you want to see it. It’s the diversity of wildlife that gets nature and animal lovers packing. This rugged land is home to vast penguin colonies, seals and albatross. We've put together a selection of awesome shots taken in Antarctica by Ted Cheeseman and other pro photographers, during his expeditions. This is a way to get a glimpse of what it’s…
  • Cape May, New Jersey: A Lesson in Finding Overlooked Visual Treasures for your Photography Portfolio

    25 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    It’s certainly true that are there are interesting and exciting subject matter for your camera wherever you turn and throughout your daily life; however, it’s also important to leave your comfort zone and travel to places with totally different subject matter and environments to provide you with new challenges. One such place is Cape May, New Jersey, the state’s southern most point of land jutting into the waters where Delaware Bay opens into the Atlantic. As America’s oldest seaport resort, a visit to Cape May is like stepping back into time. The citizens of the town are proud of its…
  • Promoting your Products and Services with Mobile Marketing

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    Many business owners and marketers make the mistake of thinking of mobile marketing as a medium like radio, TV, a Website or social media pages. In reality, mobile marketing is a subset of digital marketing and can’t operate effectively as an independent channel. It must be integrated with local search, social sharing, SMS (text messages) and traditional, printed marketing materials.  The key to make mobile marketing work for your photography business is to understand that 50% of local Internet searches are on mobile devices. After all, you operate a very local kind of businesses.
  • 5 Steps to Transform Your Photos into Wow-Worthy Video Slideshows

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Guest post comes from photographer  Rebecca Danzenbaker Hi all!  I’m a professional newborn, maternity and family photographer located in Ashburn, VA, and I’ve been using   ProShow Web  to produce every single one of my clients’ slideshows for the past few years.  I just love how easy it is and the beautiful quality of the finished products. If you're looking for a great tool to make your own photo and video slideshows, check out ProShow Web. Here are 5 quick steps to get you started! 1. Getting started and picking a theme. Visit  …
  • New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Nature Photography in All Its Colorful Glory

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Science can explain why the green leaves of summer transform themselves into the brilliant colors of fall, but once you and your camera find yourself among the amazing color palette of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, science must give way to fantasy and creativity. Your mind will identify the colors you see as red, orange, yellow and gold, but they will actually defy definition and categorization. The fall colors is just one of the many reasons that you should travel to the White Mountains during October, for the colors are the accents of the amazing landscapes that include 48 mountains…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • AYP Archives: Backpacking With Your Camera Gear

    Nathaniel Chu
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Today we dig into our video archives and bring a very useful tip from our very own Marc Silber. You’ve seen those breath-taking photos of waterfalls and sunsets overlooking a gorge, and now it’s your turn to take a crack at shooting them. But what do you do with all of your camera gear? Follow along with Marc as he shares with you his tips on what essential items to bring, how to protect your camera gear, and the “golden hour” when you should look for your shots. Key Points Bring a camera bag (if you don’t have one, get one below!) Only pack the essentials…
  • Behind The Scenes: Swimsuit Calendar Photo Shoot

    Nathaniel Chu
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, our friend Michael Soo has provided us with some behind the scenes footage of his swimsuit calendar photo shoot with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ cheerleaders. Michael also shares his secret of visualizing an image before shooting it. Join us on this sizzling and exclusive look at a swimsuit photo shoot. More of Michael’s work can be seen here. Be inspired and share your work on our photo share page. The post Behind The Scenes: Swimsuit Calendar Photo Shoot appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Behind The Scenes: Jeff Flindt Surf Photography Shoot

    Nathaniel Chu
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Our friend and pro surfing photographer, Jeff Flindt, shares his behind the scenes footage with us during one of his surf photography shoots. This exclusive video gives you a look into what goes on during a surfing photography session. Join us as we dive in with Jeff and fellow surfers to capture amazing photographs. The post Behind The Scenes: Jeff Flindt Surf Photography Shoot appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Apple iPhone 6 Review: New Camera Features

    Nathaniel Chu
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the release of the iPhone 6! You know about the newer, sleeker design; now get a first look at some of the new features in the new Apple iPhone 6. Its new camera can capture at 240 fps for great slow motion shots. Also new, is the introduction of a time lapse setting. All of that will be covered in this Apple iPhone 6 review. The post Apple iPhone 6 Review: New Camera Features appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Ask A Pro: How To Get Night Photos Without Heavy Software?

    Nathaniel Chu
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Q: Is there a way to get great photos of the night sky without using heavy image editing software? I have a DSLR (Canon 70d) and I have a tripod etc. But my PC is a simple netbook. I’m trying to get photos of the night sky and a lot of tutorials I have seen require a powerful computer to run editing software. A: There are a ton of good online editing sites that allow you to stitch photos and do some advanced photo editing without having to use any of your own computer power. Picmonkey.com has a good set of tools. Fotoflexer is also a decent one but most of this will depend on what…
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • "Don't Let Weeds Grow Around Your Dreams" 

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    © Africa Studio It's a quote from "Life's Little Instruction Book Volume II" and it's one of my favorites. Weeds, like dandelions, are pretty to photograph, but ever noticed how they can take over a beautiful lawn when not controlled? As we head into the fourth quarter, let's take it a step further and talk about some of the "weeds" in your life you need to control.Weed 1: Stop worrying about how much you still have to learn and give yourself a pat on the back for how much you know already. Photography is an art form and nobody ever picked it up overnight. All your heroes started the…
  • Marketing Monday - Fourth Quarter Seasonality for Photographers

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    This week we officially hit the start of the fourth quarter and with it comes some terrific seasonality. While many of you have been thinking and working on your October - December promotional plans, a lot of you are still clueless. I've written a lot about so many different opportunities during the fourth quarter. Here are a few slightly different ways to take advantage of all the opportunities...Blog Posts: Your website is about what you sell, but your blog is about what's in your heart and that includes being helpful. Use your blog to soft-sell your skill set. For example, we're coming…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - "Remarkable!"

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    © Orlando Florin Rosu This past week I was reading a few comments on a Facebook post and one was from a particularly frustrated photographer in the south. So, I did what I often do, picked up the phone and called him. He was surprised to get the call, but before he was ready to talk about the challenges in his business, he wanted me to know he was "just a little guy" completely unknown in the industry. When I read the following quote this morning, it got me thinking about how so many of you see yourself... "Just because people are doing extraordinary things doesn't mean they're not…
  • Photography and Friendships

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Just a short post for a Saturday morning...Last night Sheila and I caught up to good buddy, Roberto Valenzuela. He's in Sarasota to shoot a wedding today and in spite of trying to get together both here and in Ohio over the years, his schedule has always been nuts and it's never worked. When he told us he was going to be here, our response was simply, "We'll take whatever time we can get."We got out to dinner together last night and as with every time we've ever been together, we simply had a blast. We covered just about every topic from religion to the industry to publishing and back. Way…
  • Photography and Taking Risks

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    "If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor." © alphaspirit - Fotolia.com It's a quote by playwright, Neil Simon, but it got me thinking about how many times we've all decided not do something, because it was too risky. In our minds we weighed all the options and so often have exaggerated the real risks. We chose to hold back, because we were afraid of failing. I've written a few times about my own experience of leaving Rangefinder/WPPI over five years ago and Sheila saying to me, "So, what are you afraid of?" My response was just one word, "Failing!"…
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Another Choppy Dropoff in the Southern Alps

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Looking for a fun and scenic helicopter ride? Be sure to look up Choppy’s company when you come to Queenstown. It’s called “Over The Top” and you’ll never forget it! Daily Photo – Another Choppy Dropoff in the Southern Alps One of the greatest things about flying around with Choppy is I can just kinda point where I want her to land, and she does it! She can land anywhere. One time she came over to my house to pick me up, and I thought she’d land in this huge field behind our house. I was sure of it, in fact. I was wrong — she landed right in my driveway! Another Choppy…
  • Going to Swim with the Sharks

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Going to Swim with the Sharks Have you ever been in the ocean with anything dangerous? I’ve done a few things that were ill-advised. As some of you know, one of my phobias is deep water where I can’t see under. I got around that one here because I wore a face mask so I could see what the heck was going on below me. In this case, my getting-around-the-phobia was then taken to the next level with a fairly healthy shark-phobia. What is the word for shark-phobia? Common-sense! Daily Photo – Going to Swim with the Sharks Here’s the view of our little boat as we headed out of the safety…
  • Temples in Thailand

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Religious Architecture I’m getting better and better at identifying a country just by looking at its religious buildings. Not always, though. Europe is really hard because most of the cathedrals look alike. The German ones stand out a bit more in their gothicness. The French ones tend to be a bit more ornate, as you’d expect. But in the Asian countries, there is a much bigger difference. The Japanese ones look nothing like the Thai ones which look nothing like the Chinese ones. It’s interesting! Daily Photo – Temples in Thailand Here’s another good spot that I found thanks to…
  • Low Mist in Mackenzie Country

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Coming to New Zealand? As you know, we have one or two workshops a year here in New Zealand (click on the store up there at the top), but if you are coming on your own and have never been before, here is some advice. New Zealand is big. Way bigger than you think. Many people come for 3 weeks and really spend quite a bit of time driving if they are trying to visit both the north and south island. My advice is just to stick to the south island. That is where I live, and if you are into dramatic landscapes, it honestly doesn’t get any better. Daily Photo – Low Mist in Mackenzie Country…
  • The Horse, Stirred and Shaken

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Riding Horses? I have a confession to make that I think will upset everyone in the audience that enjoys riding horses. Maybe “confession” is the wrong word, because that makes it sound like I did something untoward to the horse. Anyway, I came to the decision that I don’t actually enjoy riding horses. I was at this ranch below in Yellowstone recently, and it was my fourth time there. Every previous time I go horseback riding. This time, when they asked if I wanted to go, I just said no. I really frankly find it to be very uncomfortable and ungainly. I spent more time feeling…
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    Improve Photography

  • 11 Essential Wildlife Photography Tips [IP85]

    Jim Harmer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode I interview wildlife and nature photographer Jay Pierstorff.  Jay teaches photography in Arizona and frequently photographs captive animals.  In this episode he gives some really cool tips for photographing animals. What’s in this episode How to photography animals through a fence How photographers can take stunning photos of captive animals Where to find the best wildlife locations Resources Mentioned Jay’s website Lens Skirt (Jay’s Doodad)…
  • Camera Settings & Composition Q&A [IP84]

    Darin Mellor
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin answer questions from listeners of the Improve Photography Podcast.  Darin & Jim share a neat strategy to gain traction in the Senior Pictures market by working with local high schools. What’s in this episode Advantages & disadvantages of editing photos on a laptop. Recommended screens for photo editing. How to get the best results when shooting in deeply shaded environment. Best practices for exporting photos to share on both social media & a…
  • 21 Tips for Creative Flower Photography

    Rusty Parkhurst
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I’ve always had a fondness for nature and the great outdoors, so it’s only natural (pun intended) that my photographic interests have gravitated in that direction.  Furthermore, if there is one aspect of nature that seems to grab my attention and draw me in for a closer look, it is flowers.  There is just something about the inherent beauty of a flower; the wide variety of colors, shapes, and patterns that provides drama and interest to the landscape.  Whether growing wild…
  • Top 35 Places to Shoot in New Jersey

    ablasko
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. There’s a reason New Jersey is called The Garden State – it’s not a misnomer. And there are a plethora of locations for photogenic opportunities. New Jersey has variety – every season offers something unique and special. Visiting the same place throughout the year – spring, summer, fall and winter – will give you a totally different experience every time you go. The photographic possibilities are limited only by your own imagination. 1  Great Falls of…
  • iPhone 6 Plus Camera In-Depth Review

    Jim Harmer
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I have shot with just about every popular camera model on the market from cell phones all the way up to $10,000 DSLR cameras and lenses, but I checked my Lightroom stats this week and found that 38% of my photos taken in the last year were taken with the iPhone iSight camera.  I don’t use my iPhone camera for serious photography work most of the time, but I trust it to document my children’s lives, to capture the moments that would otherwise be missed when my other…
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    TWIP

  • TWiPster – Our Theme Song

    Frederick
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Enter the TWiPster! Way back in prehistoric times when TWiP first began, Alex Lindsay and Scott Bourne worked with New York City based composer Scott Cannizzaro to create the now iconic theme song for the show. Scott was given very little (no) direction with regard to what the theme song should sound like, and was able to […] The post TWiPster – Our Theme Song appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Talks 002: The Photo Archiving Shuffle with Michael Grecco

    Frederick
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this interview I sit down with director/photographer Michael Grecco to discuss how he manages the data and archiving workflow amongst multiple employees in his busy Los Angeles based commercial photography studio. We also discuss his new site HowtoArchive.com and the free video instruction he’s providing to photographers on the hot topic of digital asset […] The post TWiP Talks 002: The Photo Archiving Shuffle with Michael Grecco appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 379 – Yolo

    Bruce
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    This week on TWiP, Apple announces the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, Nikon unveils the D750 & SB-500, and Canon reveals the 7D Mark II. The post TWiP 379 – Yolo appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 001: Capturing the Essence of the Ordinary – with Thomas Leuthard

    Valerie
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    In this episode of Street Focus, Valerie interviews Thomas Leuthard, a passionate photographer based in the heart of Switzerland who travels to the big cities of this world to witness and document on the street. The post Street Focus 001: Capturing the Essence of the Ordinary – with Thomas Leuthard appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • The End of the Decisive Moment?

    Frederick
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Panasonic has announced a new firmware update for the LUMIX GH4. The firmware adds a new 4K Photo Mode – it’s a “new way of photography” according to Panasonic. This “new way” promises to help take some of the luck (and maybe even skill) out of capturing that decisive moment. The post The End of the Decisive Moment? appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Nikon V3 review: Is this super-speedy flagship the best argument yet for Nikon’s 1-system?

    fe@efixmedia.de
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:16 pm
        Ever since the Nikon 1-series launched back in late 2011 with the V1 and J1, it has divided opinions. 1-series cameras are smaller than most rivals, and they offer some truly impressive performance, but while they've done quite well with consumer photographers in some markets, enthusiasts have been a tougher sell for Nikon. With the Nikon V3, the company hopes to persuade these more experienced photographers to take another look. This new flagship for the 1-series line couples the best of its forebears with some of the best... (read more)
  • The Art of Capturing Aurora: An interview with photographer Jeremy Gray

    fe@efixmedia.de
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:27 pm
    When the sun unleashes a certain type of solar flare out into the surrounding cosmos in our general direction, the result is often an impacting plasma cloud bombarding our magnetosphere. OK - so that's a mouthful, but the result to us down here on Earth is generally twofold, as havoc can be wreaked on our power grids and electrical systems, while incredibly beautiful skies often result from the aurora that are created from the powerful collisions. These breathtaking phenomena generally occur at or near the poles due to their high magnetic charge, and can generally be seen as far as…
  • Canon G7 X First Shots: the Sony RX100-series rival hits our test lab

    fe@efixmedia.de
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
        The Canon G7 X, the "Big C's" answer to the powerful and popular Sony RX100-series of premium, large-sensor compact cameras, was recently introduced at this year's Photokina trade show. Now, our review sample unit has arrived and is already undergoing rigorous testing in our laboratory.  With a large, 20.2MP 1-inch type sensor coupled with and a fast f/1.8-2.8 aperture and a versatile 24-100mm-equivalent focal length range, all packed into a sleek, solid body, the G7 X is undoubtedly going to give the Sony RX100 III -- it's... (read more)
  • Canon SX60 HS First Shots posted: Does the new 65x king of superzooms have the IQ to back that range?

    fe@efixmedia.de
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
        Superzoom cameras are a popular lot, and more people seem to be flocking to them these days, at least here at IR. The race for longer range continues, heating up this year with the farthest achievable focal length to date for an all-in-one superzoom, namely the Nikon P600 which goes to a record-setting 1,440mm equivalent (at 60x). The Canon SX60 HS comes close at 1,365mm, but sports a first for the category by extending 65x given that it's wider at the wide end (21mm vs 24mm eq.). And it far outclasses its predecessor the popular... (read more)
  • 4K video enters the world of action cams with the new GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

    fe@efixmedia.de
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:19 am
    GoPro had already built a 4K video mode into its Hero3+ Black Edition, but at only 15 frames per seconds users were understandably asking for 'proper' 4K to find its way into the tiny action cams sooner rather than later. And now, a year after the introduction of the Hero3+, GoPro finally announces its first fully 4K-capable action cam, the Hero4 Black Edition. As its name suggests, the Hero4 will also come with a Silver Edition counterpart that offers different functionality than its more expensive cousin. While the Hero4 Black Edition supports 4K video at... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 01 October 2014, Wednesday

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G. NEW: Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G Review. A complete review of what turns out to be Nikon's best 20mm lens ever. I'm very impressed with my 20mm!   My D750 is here and I'll be getting to that next.  
  • 26 September 2014, Friday

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Fuji 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 for X-mount cameras. NEW: Fuji 18-135mm Review. A great do-everything lens for Fuji.  
  • 25 September 2014, Thursday

    24 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    In Stock: Nikon D750! Adorama received their Nikon D750s yesterday, so we who ordered ours ought to have them today. As far as I can see, Adorama has more in stock if you haven't ordered yours yet. The Nikon D750 packs the superior AF performance of the D810 in the ergonomically superior D610 body.  
  • 24 September 2014, Wednesday

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL: Canon 5D Mk III with printer and more: $2,849 after rebate. This includes the 5D Mk III, a PIXMA PRO-100 printer (Usually $398), 50 sheets of 13 x 19" Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus (Reg. $38.41), an Adorama Slinger Backpack/Shoulder Bag (Reg. $59.95), an extra Green Extreme LP-E6 Battery (Reg. $34.95) and an Adorama Flashpoint Battery Grip (Reg. $69.95). To get the deal, you pay $3,399 at checkout, and get s $200 mail-in rebate on the camera and another $350 mail-in rebate on the whole shebang a total of $550 in savings. $3,399 - $550 = $2849! All this, and it comes with free US…
  • 19 September 2014, Friday

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless microphone set. NEW: Sennheiser wireless DSLR mic review. Complete with live truck video!   B&W ASW CDM Subwoofer. NEW: B&W ASW CDM Subwoofer Review.   NEW: B&H now carries Audeze headphones. I reviewed the LCD-3 recently as the world's best-sounding headphones that you can plug into a standard headphone socket, but you only used to be able to get them direct from the manufacturor. Now we all can get the LCD-3 direct from B&H. These headphopnes are for serious music listening, not for feild monitoring for recording video. For feild…
 
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    Joe Philipson

  • NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014

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

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

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

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

    Joe Philipson
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Tomorrow I will be attending the Town of Greece to record Dan Courtney give the invocation before the Town Board conducts business. Dan Courtney is an atheist who believes that you shouldn’t have to declare what your religion is before engaging with your local government. I made these photographs of Dan while I was out on his boat filming some b-roll for a potential multimedia piece.   I first met Dan while photographing him for the Wall Street Journal last week, and as some of you know, I have a special interest in religion and how it effects our society.
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    Strobist

  • Choosing a Tripod

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

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

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

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

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

  • 29 September, 2014 - Critiquing Photographs

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:27 pm
      I have been practicing photography in one form or another my whole adult life.  One of the best ways I have learned to be a better photographer is by partaking in print critiques.  Michael and I do this with each others work a lot.  Today’s article by regular contributor Alain Briot, How To Critique Photographs Constructively is all about the process of a photographic critique.  I’m sure you’ll learn a few things from this article.  I particularly enjoyed the illustrations towards the end of the article.   Our friend Sean Reid just…
  • 25 September, 2014 - Stitching - An Advanced Approach

    24 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Well it’s back to business as usual.  Photokina is behind us and we look forward to seeing some real products that we can try out soon.  Many readers who frequent the forum will recognize Bernard Languillier whose article we share today.  Bernard has done a follow-up on a previous article on LuLa Having Fun With Panoramas by Kevin Raber.  Bernard takes image stitching to a new level using software other than Photoshop. His article Stitching - An advanced Approach will allow you to take your Panos and stitched images to a new level. ...
  • 22 September, 2014 - Leica and Fuji Video Interviews Concluded

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
     UPDATE: We now have completed the upload of Part 2 of the Leica video interview and also Part 2 of the Fuji video Interview.  We apologize for the delay, but our Cologne hotel's Internet service had bandwidth limitations. ...
  • 20 September, 2014 - Photokina Day 4 Report

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
      Today was an extremely busy day and our last day at Photokina.  This has been a non-stop four days.  We have packed as many meetings in as we could.  We have walked miles looking at all the booths and we have learned a lot.  We’re actually very excited about some of the products we have seen and look forward to trying many of these products out and reporting back to you what we learn.  In today’s Photokina Day 4 Report we share a number of videos as well as comments and photos from around the Photokina Trade Show floor. Tomorrow we will wrap up our…
  • 19 September, 2014 - Photokina 2014 Report Days 2 & 3

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
      Photokina has been running for three days now.  Today we publish our Photokina Report For Days 2 and 3.  UPDATE: Our 30 minute long interview with Fuji executives about their new cameras and lenses is now online as part of the article. UPDATE #2: Due to a poor Internet connection the Fuji video is truncated about half way through. We are uploading a new versions and will announce it here when it is online. Sorry for the inconvenience. We have one more day at the show and on Friday we will visit Samsung and a few others.  Also we will be doing a Michael and…
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Progress of the Progress*

    Michael Johnston
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    This morning I'm leaving Barrington Rhode Island, a satellite of Providence, where my brother and sister-in-law and niece live. Barrington is a lovely little Eastern community threaded around inlets of the sea. My brother is a psychologist and his wife a scientist, and my niece a fifth grader. Their neighborhood is very close to the city, but very private and quiet, and their house, which is the perfect size for three people, strikes a balance between simplicity and graciousness and welcoming comfort. I got to drop in on a typical day. We picked up my niece at school, went for ice cream,…
  • I'm a...Samsung Man?!?

    Michael Johnston
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    I think big Mr. Blogger is about to get a chance to put his money (and more crucially his time) where his mouth is. Übergizmo is reporting that Samsung is considering the release of a black-and-white-only camera based on the NX300, provisionally called the NX Achromatic. The camera would use a monochrome 20-megapixel sensor with no anti-aliasing filter.It's a bit ironic that Samsung is the camera company I know the least about, and that I'm least familiar with, even though they made my television (excellent) and my refrigerator (outstanding). Given my mouthiness over the years,…
  • Snafu!

    Michael Johnston
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Hi everyone – I'm actually posting this from my iPhone if you can believe it. I drove 550 miles today, and then spent two hours tonight trying to get the hotel's Wi-Fi to work! No such luck. Tomorrow I'm down, but hopefully on Sunday I'll have workable Wi-Fi. See you then? (You can tell I'm not confident.) --Mike, from a hotel in Erie Pennsylvania P.S. Sorry about the broken link, which should be fixed now. Also I am getting what I think is called a comeuppance–did I complain about moderating comments? That's because I never had to do it on an iPhone before! Makes me laugh. Glad I don't…
  • Must Reading

    Michael Johnston
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    ...On Ars Technica. "Bugging out: How rampant online piracy squashed one insect photographer." By Alex Wild. Insect photographer Alex Wild explains why he is giving up the business. "Copyright met the Internet, and the Internet won."   Mike(Thanks to John Camp and several other tipsters) Original contents copyright 2014 by Micahael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)Featured Comments from: No…
  • Jay Dickman's Olympus 12-40mm Samples

    Michael Johnston
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Roving the webby Intertubes for bits related to the Olympus 12–40mm lens led me to National Geographic photographer Jay Dickman's Firstlight Workshops website, which I'd never seen before. He uses the OM-D E-M1, even underwater (in a housing). At the link, I particularly liked the polar bear with his front feet in the water and the last one of the wave and the iceberg. There are a lot of E-M1 shots on the site, but you kind of have to wander around looking for pictures (it actually took me a surprisingly long time to figure out what Jay's last name is—it's barely…
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    Nikonians News

  • Profoto takes cordless to new heights

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Profoto's release of the Air Remote TTL-N, made the Profoto B1 become the world’s first off-camera flash to accomodate TTL with Nikon cameras. Nikon shooters attach the Air Remote TTL-N to their camera’s hotshoe. If you are using a Canon you can use the Air Remote TTL-C.
  • October-November-December Academy spotlights

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Masters Series workshops highlight the Nikonians Academy curriculum in October. Join Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen in Los Angeles and Seattle for workshops covering Adobe Lightroom 5, Nikon iTTL Wireless Flash and camera workshops on the Nikon D810, D4s, Df, D800 and D4.
  • Digitizing Your Slide Library with a Nikon FX DSLR

    25 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    If you ever were in possession of a pre-2002 camera, you have an archive of film negatives or slides collecting dust in a box or binder. You’ve thought about digitizing them but don’t own a scanner and are reluctant to ship them off to an online scanning service. In this article Joseph Gamble explains you how to easily migrate your film archive into a digital state.
  • Acadia Workshop sign-up deadline nears

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:03 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has returned from the Galapagos Photo Adventure and reviewed his current curriculum updates. At the head of the list is a last minute reminder that sign-ups for Lester Picker's Acadia National Park photography adventure are in the last week of eligibility. The 4-day exploration of this national park in Maine, USA begins October 16th.
  • Fall savings with Rocky Nook’s exclusive e-book offer

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Nikonians and Rocky Nook prepared a fall savings campaign for you, featuring 35% off of Nikon eBooks. Rocky Nook publishing is inviting all Nikonian fans to be a part of their one-time sale including Nikon e-books. For the next two weeks, until October 8th, you can purchase any e-book version of a Nikon title for 35% off. Just order from this list and use code NPFALL14 at the checkout.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • CANON CINEMA EOS CAPTURES SPACE IN 4K FOR NEW IMAX® 3D FILM

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Tweet CANON CINEMA EOS CAPTURES SPACE IN 4K FOR NEW IMAX 3D FILM MELVILLE, N.Y., September 22, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D…
  • photokina 2014: the bellwether trade fair draws 185,000 visitors

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Tweet Press Release No. 29 / Cologne, 21 September 2014 photokina 2014 – 16-21 September 2014 Position as the world’s leading innovation and business platform for the imaging sector emphatically underscored – once again some 185,000 visitors from around the globe flocked to photokina in Cologne – exhibitors praise strong international presence The 33rd photokina, which ended on Sunday (21 September 2014), was a great success. Some 185,000 visitors from more than 160 countries experienced a trade fair that presented a rarely seen image of youthfulness and freshness. Action cams and…
  • Round shot VR drive Metric Launched

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Tweet The Roundshot VR Drive Metric was launched today. Here is the link to its website with all product details: http://www.roundshot.com/xml_1/internet/en/file/modul/news/html.cfm?config=2FFC9548-5056-8276-9C61CB88FCA5D980&lg=EN&did=1&lid=3&newsID=156&pid=1 Roundshot will be at photokina photokina booth B023 in hall 2.1 showing panorama products live.
  • 175 years of photography – 167 years of Tetenal.Pictures best friend.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    Tweet Norderstedt/ColognephotokinaSeptember 2014Tradition – imaging expertise – innovation: These characteristics have distinguished Tetenal since its establishment in 1847. The company has been highly regarded by the photographic community almost since the time “PHOTO” technology was invented. Now Tetenal has launched a microsite – seit1847.tetenal.de – to honor this special event. The site visualises the fascination of photography by presenting a wide range of contemporary milestones. “Happy Birthday PHOTO” is this year’s motto of the Norderstedt-based…
  • Fujifilm Announces Deluxe X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition; New Lenses; and New Instax Wide 300; X100T.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tweet FUJIFILM ANNOUNCESDELUXEX-T1 GRAPHITE SILVER EDITION New triple layer coating gives the X-T1a sophisticated and durable finish; EVF updated withNatural Live View and electronic shutter speed increased up to 1/32000 second; X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR black kit announced Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenew special edition FUJIFILM X-T1Graphite Silvera weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. TheX-T1 Graphite Silver also…
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    Photofocus

  • The Flexible HSL and Color Adjustments

    Rob Sylvan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:03 pm
    This is an excerpt from our eBook, “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”. Download it over at iTunes and Scribd! In the Mastering Exposure and Tone chapter we looked at ways to make global tonal adjustments to your photo using the Basic and Tone Curve panels. We also discussed how you can affect colors using the Vibrance and Saturation sliders in the Basic panel. Next up is the HSL / Color / B&W panel, which is an incredibly powerful and flexible tool for fine-tuning the colors in your photo. The HSL, Color, and B&W panel is actually three panels in one (Figure 1). The…
  • Say Hello To Your New Hero, from GoPro

    Doug Daulton
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    We have a new GoPro. In fact, we have three. Like many of you, I have been waiting for these new action cameras to drop. Now that they have, let’s take a look at what each offers, where it might fit in in your kit and what the new entries might signal about the future of the line. Three New Options Hero Key Feature: Accessible Entry Level Model Price: $130 The Hero replaces the Hero 3 White Edition as the entry level model. At $130, the Hero puts the power of the Hero 3 White into the hands of everyone. This mix of power and price point does come with come sacrifices. The Hero no longer…
  • Keep the Color in Your Lens Flare with Flash

    Erik Valind
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Depending on what school of thought you come from there are a few rules that we’re going to break in this photographic exercise. We are going to intentionally put a light source into the frame of our photo and by doing this we are going to artistically create lens flare to add a warm ethereal feel to the final photograph. Nowadays the overexposed lens flare riddled photos are very popular and commonplace, but technically they are a big no-no. *Disclaimer: In my own lifestyle work I LOVE lens flare. This comes in part because I know how to control and apply it to a photograph just like…
  • Come say Ello!

    Brian Matiash
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    It sure does seem as if there’s a new social network cropping up every few weeks, each one vying to grab your attention with hopes of spreading across the Internet and ultimately reaching some sort of critical mass. The latest one that has been generating a lot of buzz on existing social networks like Facebook and Twitter is Ello, a minimalistic blog-style social network that sells itself as being totally ad-free (see what I did there?). Admittedly, I was very skeptical when I heard about Ello because I assumed that this would simply be just another place for the same ol’ people…
  • Featured Photo by Stepen Vosloo

    MelissaNiu
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus. Today’s photo is by Stephen Vosloo.   “This image was created at the end of a much larger shoot for a book cover that I was working on. We had 10 minutes before the Model had to leave and I asked her if I could take her portrait. The styling and her look was just too perfect to pass up. I placed her in front of…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Andy Summers: Desirer Walks The Streets at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring musician Andy Summers who has previously appeared on the Leica Camera Blog. Andy Summers was born [...]
  • Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 31

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • Till Brönner: Faces of Talent at photokina 2014

    Biana
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    This series examines the photographers who exhibited at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Till Brönner. Brönner is not only one of the best and most successful jazz trumpet players [...]
  • 7 Digital Originals: Jennifer Trausch’s 8X10 Exposures and Mark Arnon Rosen and Wendy Marvel’s Mechanical Flipbook

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    7 Digital Originals is a cooperation between Leica and globally selected handcraft artists who carefully transfer digital images taken with Leica T Cameras into individual analog originals. The project dissolves the boundaries between digital and analog and focuses on the value of traditional handcrafts. Every artisan will host an event where they will present their pieces. The [...]
  • Ted Dwane: Demon Drome Wall of Death

    Leica Internet Team
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Ted Dwane is a London based photographer and musician in the Grammy Award winning band Mumford & Sons. Ted recently attended The Goodwood Revival on behalf of Leica, along with Mary McCartney, and was granted special access to capture this wonderful festival. Below are his impressions of the Demon Drome Wall of Death, which was on-hand [...]
 
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

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

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    This past weekend I shot my first iPhone only concert ever — Keith Urban at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Neimann. I was there with my wife mrsth for our 18th wedding anniversary. We’re both big Keith Urban and country music fans, so when I saw he was playing at the swanky Cosmopolitan (which is absolutely the best place to stay in Vegas these days), I booked us a room there for the weekend and we celebrated 18 years in style. A great show was made even better thanks to Jessica Northey who put us in touch with Keith’s management (thank…
  • The New and Improved Flickr

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

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

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: homesteadoakland.com Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
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  • Wait a Minute: Sony A7s Only Outputs 8 Bits?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    The Sony A7s, along with the Panasonic GH4, are game-changers in the mid- to higher-priced video mirrorless/DSLR space. But hold on there, Slim: the trade-offs are just as real with these two cameras as with any other, and some of them are downright surprising. Today, we look at the Sony A7s 4K recording capability and conclude: huh? Welcome to the next installment in our occasional series called “Dr. Evil’s Sharks with Frickin’ Laser Beams.” Shogun, baby! As in: the Atomos Shogun, the 4K, HDMI combination recorder/monitor that allows the Sony A7s with its incredible low light…
  • “Bendgate,” iOS 8 Update Fail Can’t Keep us From Ogling the iPhone 6 Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    You want to know why DxOMark just crowned Apple’s iPhone 6 the best smartphone camera they’ve tested? Well, yeah, you could read their review. Or you could watch this 8-minute video review by Austin Mann which – in the end – proves once again what we already know: in the hands of the right person under the right circumstances, you can create absolutely gorgeous footage with almost anything. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you have the wherewithal to fly to Iceland and get the kind of light that only nature can provide. And — bendy aluminum case notwithstanding — Apple…
  • planet5D DitoGear Winner Shares Demo Reel

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    DitoGear motion kit giveaway winner Dheerankur Upasak puts it to good use in his new demo reel. We’re happy to share Dheerankur’s demo reel with you. A blend of commercial footage, motion graphics and animation, it’s a nice proof point of good gear well used. Thanks, Dheerankur! Message from Dheerankur: Hi, I hope you do remember me I won the Ditogear motion kit through your giveaway. vimeo.com/105108202 This is the reel of our work in which we have used the prize. Thanks a lot Dheerankur Play The Media Reel Via Vimeo Description: This small video is the gist of our past projects. The…
  • Atomos Ninja 2: Well Thought-Out, Well Designed – Does It Fit Your Needs?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Sometimes, it’s the spaces between the specs that are the most informative.  In the case of the Atomos Ninja 2, a great piece of gear demands a thoughtful assessment of intent — and the gear to which it will be connected.   The idea is compelling: turn a great value but compromised piece of digital filmmaking gear into a much less compromised piece through accessories. When it comes to digital SLRs doubling as video cameras, we think about external audio recorders and microphones, cages, rigs, monitors, finders, software hacks, and more. Atomos has become a leader in a relatively…
  • Olympus Adds Top Quality 40-150mm Zoom Lens to Its M.Zuiko Pro Lineup

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    There were signs of intriguing things to come when Olympus released its M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens alongside the OM-D E-M1 camera last year. This first of a new series of lenses, the M.Zuiko Pro series, was intended to rival or surpass the optics and build quality of Olympus’ legendary Four Thirds High Grade (HG) lens series. Reviews of the 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro lens heaped praise on it and positioned it as pro quality glass. I recently did some informal tests of the lens with the intention of mating it to a Panasonic GH4 for 4K movie production and I wholeheartedly agree. Here…
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  • Business Success: Why Predict Failure?

    Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    It’s too easy to be a pessimist. But while pessimists fail, at least they were right about that impending lack of success. In this week’s Business Success article, Alan C. Fox argues that it’s better to better to overcome your possible pessimism, and succeed in spite of it. Fox is the author of People Tools: […]
  • Discover how to be zebra-unique and cheetah-agile at the PMA 2015 Official Business Session

    Jennifer Kruger
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Take a walk on the wild side — wild success in your business, that is. PMA announces Colby B. Jubenville, Ph.D., author of the book Zebras & Cheetahs: Look Different and Stay Agile To Survive The Business Jungle, and imaging industry/retailing expert Bill McCurry will be sharing the stage at the first of two Official […]
  • MMIE 575: Try something new

    Jennifer Kruger
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:58 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #575 – September 30, 2014 Chris Lydle, Chris’ Camera Center, Aiken, S.C. Metallic paper, Facebook and synergy. That’s how MMIE’s Editor Emeritus Chris Lydle looks at his latest success. By the way, he says, he’s not talking about Synergy batteries, he’s talking about the creation of a whole that is greater […]
  • GoPro goes full 4k

    Paul Worthington
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Outdoor action cam maker GoPro updated its lineup with a cheaper model, and a full 4k camera. The Hero4 Black captures 30 frames per second of full 4k video — twice that of a previous GoPro that took 4k at 15fps. It will also take 2.7K video at 50 frames per second, and 1080p video […]
  • Business Success: Ambition and Advice

    Admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Chris Wilkinson was only 19 years old when he started what would become a chain of five one-hour photo stores. “Not afraid to think big, he ran that company like a much larger business, developing systems, procedures and strategies you’d find in bigger, multiple-outlet operations,” write the New Zealand Herald. Now through his First Retail […]
 
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  • GoPro Announces the HERO4 Black and Silver, along with a new affordable HERO camera

    William Chambers
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    GoPro has just released three new HERO models, including the much anticipated HERO4. The new HERO4 comes in two versions, Black and Silver. The Silver model looks to be a HERO3+ Silver with the addition of a touchscreen LCD back, 2.7K video, and a 12MP sensor. The Black model has all of the big upgrades over the HERO3 Black and HERO3+ Black. Some of the most notable are 4K video at 30fps, 2.7K video at up to 50fps, and 1080p video at up to 120fps. GoPro is also boasting 50% faster Wi-Fi when used in conjunction with Bluetooth. They also announced the GoPro HERO, and affordable, "entry-level"…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon 1 J4 ILC Review

    William Chambers
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    Just in time for the weekend, we've completed our hands on test of another Nikon camera; the Nikon 1 J4. A mid-level ILC in the Nikon 1 series, the J4 is packed with some awesome features for such a compact camera. For starters, the J4 boasts an 18.4-megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor, which is mated to their Nikon 1 lens mount system, and controlled by their EXPEED 4A image processor. This processor has already proven to be fast with pasts models we've tested that included it, and the J4 is no exception. Other appealing features include a 3.0-inch touch LCD screen, built-in Wi-Fi, full…
  • Check out our new Photo Blog, Steve's Darkroom!

    Mike Flacy
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    We are excited to launch a new content area on Steve's Digicams, specifically designed to feature amazing photography that we have found around the Internet.Paying homage to the days of film development in darkrooms, Steve's Darkroom is a photo blog where we will be featuring popular photo sets that are making the rounds on the Web as well as interviews with different types of professional photographers.In addition, we will be using the blog to provide additional value to our camera reviews, usually to feature some early shots with new cameras / smartphones that are in high demand. (Be sure…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon 1 S2 Compact ILC Review

    William Chambers
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    We've just finished up testing one of Nikon's smallest ILCs to date, the Nikon 1 S2. This compact and colorful mirrorless camera has some nice specifications, especially in the performance department thanks in part to the inclusion of their EXPEED 4A processor. Other features include a 14.2-megapixel CX-format CMOS image sensor, a 3.0-inch display, full 1080/60p HD video recording, and of course the Nikon 1 lens mount system. The S2 is also one of the more affordable Nikon 1 models, with a street price of about $450 with a kit lens. But, how does it perform? To find out, see our hands on…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon Coolpix S810c Android Powered Camera Review

    William Chambers
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    For those of you who are looking for a new camera, but crave smartphone or tablet functionality, Nikon has you covered with their Coolpix S810c. This 16-megapixel camera offers some typical features for a compact super-zoom, like a 12x optical zoom lens, full 1080p HD video recording, etc. However, unlike most Coolpix models, the S810c is powered by Android's 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system; like you'd find on an Android smartphone or tablet. Combined with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, this system opens a whole new world of possibilities thanks to access to a plethora of apps available for…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Stan Evans: Red Bull

    Heidi Volpe
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Red Bull /Olympic Hopefuls Creative Directors: Ryan Snyder, Ilana Taub Photo Editor: Marv Watson Photography: Stan Evans Photo Assistants: West Coast: Cory Steffen/ East Coast: Will Crakes Hair: / MUA/ Laura Fey Styling: Stan Evans/ Laura Fey   (Grete Elaissen) Grete is the best all around female skier I’ve ever seen but the truth is I’m always excited to bring out here feminine side and show her in another light. 99.9% of the time she’s in a helmet or ski gear but for this moment I got her to wear a dress. Originally she wasn’t quite feeling it (mainly because of…
  • US Forest Service Wild Land Photo Permit Kerfuffle

    A Photo Editor
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    If you want to comment on the “Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness; Special Uses Administration” that was widely reported to allow charging people $1500 to take photos on federal wild lands you can do so here (deadline extended to Dec. 3): https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/09/04/2014-21093/proposed-directive-for-commercial-filming-in-wilderness-special-uses-administration I can’t make heads or tails of the directive pasted below but on Friday the Washington Post reported: After receiving complaints about a proposal to require photographers to have a…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Stephen Shore

    Jonathan Blaustein
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant the other day. My Dad was across the table; we were both a little sketched out. The joint seemed like a front for the mob: dirty, empty, and unintentional. Dad was buying with a coupon, so I guess I already appear ungrateful. Which might end up as the theme of the column, when all is said and done. (Yes, that is foreshadowing.) We were waiting for our tacos when the door flew open. Dramatically. In stepped a very large, crew-cut, blue-eyed man dressed like rancher, in jeans and a Western shirt. He was sporting a baseball cap that…
  • Art Producers Speak: Joseph Puhy

    Suzanne Sease
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Joseph Puhy because he is absolutely darling. The Duke Boys!! It was a dream come true working with my childhood heroes during this project for Doner and autotrader.com While documenting the chaos of running a mud…
  • Bruce Gilden Critiques Art Photography

    A Photo Editor
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    This is pretty funny in ways that it was meant to be and not.
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm VR lens for $179

    [NR] admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    For a limited time you can get a refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with a 10-30mm VR lens at BuyDig for $179 with coupon code C3RDS (free shipping). You will also get a free camera bag: I've said this before: I do not think those are really refurbished cameras, it's just a way for Nikon USA to drop the price significantly and clear their inventory. Update: you can also get a refurbished Nikon 1 Nikkor 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 VR lens for $95 with the same coupon code (C3RDS). I think that discount code will work also for other Nikon products listed at BuyDig. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed…
  • The Nikon D810 “Switch & Save” promo ends tomorrow

    [NR] admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    The Nikon D810 "Switch & Save" promotion will end tomorrow (September 30th). The voucher form can be downloaded here. The current Nikon instant rebates are set to expire on October 4th (they now include the D810 and D4s). The D810 filmmaker's kit is currently in stock at B&H. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: New “Nikon D810 Switch & Save” promo coming on July 17th with up to $1,000 in savings The current Nikon instant rebates are…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #282

    [NR] admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    → Topaz Labs released new software called Topaz Impression - designed to transform your photos into realistic-looking studio art with 47 different presets. The new Topaz Impression is now 25% off until September 30 with coupon code: SEPIMPRESSION. → Nikon is pushing FX cameras: the company announced two full frame F-mount microscope cameras: DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2 (with a full frame 16MP monochrome sensor!). This is an interesting development - previously all microscope cameras used c-mount. → DigiCamControl version 1.2.0 released (free Windows tethering solution for Nikon…
  • Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D810 camera for $2,700 ($600 off)

    [NR] admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:57 pm
    The first refurbished Nikon D810 DSLR cameras are already available for $2,699.88 with free shipping on eBay from Roberts Camera (authorized US Nikon dealer)  - this is $600 less than the MSRP of $3,296.95. FYI: refurbished Nikon D800 cameras currently sell for $2,279, while refurbished D800E are listed for $2,550 - the refurbished D810 is only $150 more than the D800E. Grey market D810 cameras are listed in the $2,800 range. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts:…
  • Nikon NEF Codec 1.24.0 released with D750 support

    [NR] admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Nikon released NEF Codec version 1.24.0 with support for the D750 camera. Nikon NEF Codec makes RAW (.NEF) files easy accessible in a Windows environment. Here is the full list of supported cameras: D4S, D4, D3X, D3S, D3, D2XS, D2X, D2HS, D2H, D1X, D1H, D1, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D50, D40X, D40, D810, D800E, D800, D750, D700, D610, D600, D300S, D300, D200, D100, D7100, D7000, D5300, D5200, D5100, D5000, D3300, D3200, D3100, D3000, Df Nikon 1 J4, Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V3, Nikon 1 V2, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 S1, Nikon 1 AW1 Coolpix A, Coolpix 8800, Coolpix 8700,…
 
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    Canon Rumors

  • DPP, EOS Movie Utility, EOS Utility, Picture Style Editor Updated

    Canon Rumors
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Changes for Digital Photo Professional 3.14.41 Updater for Mac OS X & Windows Supports images taken with EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot SX60 HS, PowerShot G7 X. Mac OS X 10.7 is no longer supported Windows Vista & Windows XP no longer supported A function to delete the shooting data when executing [Convert and save] has been added For EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF-M22mm f/2 STM, EF-M18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the latest lens data can be used, of which Digital Lens Optimizer’s performance has been improved Fixed a phenomenon that a file may not be converted and saved if specific…
  • No EOS-1D X Replacement in 2014 [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    There’s been some talk about an EOS-1D X replacement some time in 2014, and it has been discussed even more with the apparent price drop on the camera through grey market retailers. I have it from a good source that the EOS-1D X won’t be replaced in 2014, but should see an update in 2015. This is a pretty safe bet, especially judging by the EOS 7D Mark II features. That brand new 65 point AF system should be making its way to the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II within the next 12-18 months. cr
  • Review: Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS by Dustin Abbott

    Canon Rumors
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:58 am
    The extensive reviews of the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS continue to roll on. This time Dustin Abbot has posted his review of the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. This is another review that is quite glowing about the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. It looks to be a good upgrade if you have an EF 17-40 f/4L and a great choice if you need a fill frame wide angle zoom don’t need the extra stop of light that the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II provides. I have yet to seriously shoot with the lens, but I hope to change that soon. From Dustin’s Conclusion “This lens is good…really, really good. It is so…
  • Patent: Tamron 10-50 f/3.5-5.6 VC Fisheye for APS-C

    Canon Rumors
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Tamron looks to be continuing their set of VC wide angle zoom lenses. This time with a 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VC fisheye lens for APS-C cameras. This would follow the very well received 15-30mm f/2.8 VC that was shown at Photokina this month in Germany. Tamron 10-50 f/3.5-5.6 VC Fisheye Patent Publication No. 2014-178388 (Google Translated) Published Date 2014.9.25 Filing date 2013.3.13 Example 1 Focal length f = 10.302-21.15-47.803mm Fno. 3.53-5.05-5.62 Half angle ω = 90.00-39.00-17.00 ° Maximum image height Y = 14.200mm (L131 part of the third group) anti-vibration Inner Focus (L134 part of…
  • Deal: Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799

    Canon Rumors
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:59 am
    GetItDigital (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X camera body for $4799 (Reg $6799) via ebay. Canon EOS-1D X Body $4799 (Reg $6799) *as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty. cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next

    Simon Ringsmuth
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Most cameras come with a kit lens that generally works well as a decent all-around workhorse. A common focal range for these lenses is 18-55mm, which means they are capable of wide-angle shots as well as medium-telephoto pictures, and everything in between. The tradeoff for this zoom range, however, is a limited maximum aperture range of roughly f/3.5 when zoomed out (18mm), and f/5.6 when zoomed in to 55mm. Of course some kit lenses cover a longer focal range and have different maximum apertures, but overall most kit lenses are designed for the types of all-around shooting conditions in…
  • 3 Ways to Combat Photography Boredom

    Andrea Minoia
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Boredom is one of the most powerful and inescapable forces on this world and photography is not immune to it. A bored photographer will likely stop to photograph or start producing boring images, which in turns will bore the viewer or client, who will likely stop following or buying the photographer’s boring work. Fighting boredom is, therefore, an absolute priority. When you specialize in a certain kind of photography, after a while you will probably master it. You will know what lens and settings best suit the scene you have in front of you, to get this or that particular mood or…
  • How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

    Monica Day
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. Photographers often watermark their images so that they are properly credited for their work. Here are a few ways to watermark images with Photoshop and Lightroom. Watermarks using Photoshop You can create watermarks in Photoshop several different ways. Here are a few of them. 1. Text layer The first way is to create a text layer. This is great for simple word watermarks. You can then write your name or your photography business’ name. From…
  • 7 Tips for Interacting with People to Create Better Portraits

    William Petruzzo
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Interaction is the basis of a portrait session, in every single way. In the most obvious ways, for example, you must interact with the client to set up the session, during the session, and when the images are done. The portrait session is also an interaction with self, both for you the photographer and for your subject. You the photographer, who is creating with integrity, must meet with yourself inside to bring about bold creativity. The subject, likewise, is faced with many insecurities that they may have very little experience with in their day to day lives. They are in a…
  • How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

    Shiv Verma
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images look so harsh?”. Let us first understand the difference in using natural or ambient light and using a flash. With natural light you have little control over intensity, direction, or color. With a flash, you have a lot more control if you can grasp the fundamentals of light and exposure. Using a flash you can control the direction, intensity, color and distribution of the light. A good understanding of how your flash affects the way the…
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    Canon5Dtips

  • Syrp Genie – Camera Motion Controller – Review

    Tommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Genie – Camera Motion Controller The Genie! A simple and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture Time Lapse Photography and Videos made by Syrp company. The key to Genie is that it can be used with any existing film equipment on tthe rehe market, including Tripods, Sliders, Jib Arms, cable cams, custom platforms or even your office chair! Genie with Cable for Camera and 2 Extensions Specifications Dimensions L: 102mm W: 102mm H: 102mm Movement Speed Linear – 100cm / 25 Sec Panning – 360 degrees / 8 Sec. Battery Life 7 hours or more –…
  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

    Tommy
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    You remember our article about cool trigger device called Nero Trigger, well developers of that great device made new one, better, faster, nicer and more advanced. Love option to connect it to the smartphone! Check it out and help them to launch this great product to the market. Check it out and help them out: Kickstarter Campaign for MIOPS The post MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger appeared first on Canon5Dtips.
  • First impressions: Sony SLT-A77 II

    Tommy
    3 May 2014 | 7:23 am
    While I got for a short while hands on SLT-A77 recently, which I will try to get once more time to make little (late) review, Sony has announced the SLT-A77 II which is “replacement” of that semi-pro APS-C camera. Sony SLT-A77 II key specifications (dpreview.com): 24MP CMOS Sensor with gap-less, offset microlenses 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus (up to 60 JPEGs) 79 point AF module with 15 cross-type AF points, covering 40% of frame Increased control over AF behavior 1080p60 movies with autofocus Audio level monitoring during movie shooting 2.4M dot OLED viewfinder…
  • RTF – Ready to Fly Multi-Copters

    Tommy
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    You heard of drones already, I’m sure of it. As prices go down, once “mission impossible” is now a world spread phenomena. But is it cheap enough for everyone? Let’s see ! Did you see a footage like this and it made you feel, you wanted to do it? It sure did have such an impact on me, so I made “little” research on this topic, as I really want to develop in that direction. The goal was to find myself an affordable RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle). Please read before going any further. This article is written in good will and it is my personal research. What you do and how…
  • How to make HDR Timelapse with RAW images

    Tommy
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:24 am
    Working on the Genie review, thus not writing articles recently, as I’m on the field a lot. I ran into a little issue, while wanting to make HDR Timelapse from RAW images. I made 300 images for a short scene of bigger movie to come, 300 RAW files. I know I have couple of options: convert each and every image to JPEG -2, 0, 2 exposures using Photoshop Lightroom or just load images to Photomatix Pro and use Batch Single Photos on RAW images. Lets see which one is less time consuming.   Convert RAW files to JPEG using Lightroom First question I would ask would be, “Can I make…
 
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  • Santiago: Pilgrim’s (and Photographer’s) Paradise

    David Ziser
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:21 am
    Good Morning Everybody, We departed Santiago de Compostela, Spain yesterday after a wonderful and magical stay. For those of you that don’t know about this exciting location, this is the ending point for the famous Way of St. James 500 mile pilgrimage. The town was packed with pilgrims everywhere who had made part or all of the journey. Let me say, these are not you sandal footed monks of the past.  Many of today’s pilgrims are wearing the latest in fashionable footwear and hiking gear ;~) Anyway… our stay was fabulous.  Once we arrived we immediately parked the car – you…
  • Porto: A Photographic Album

    David Ziser
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Good Morning Everybody, After yesterday’s post I wanted to recap our visit to Porto, Portugal with a selection of images mostly edited by LaDawn.  I think it gives a good overall impression of what we saw while visiting Porto. Porto is a lovely city with all the historic sites of any European town – churches, museums, multi-colored buildings. As an example, check out the image below – it really gives a flavor to the historic and colorful Ribera section in which we stayed.  I’ve added the arrows to show the location of our apartment.  The inside was modern and quite…
  • ”Porto Sunrise Surprise!”

    David Ziser
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    ”Porto Sunrise Surprise!©David A. Ziser This is an image I made a few days ago from our balcony overlooking the river as I watched the early morning light make it’s gradual appearance into the new day.  I was taken by how the well illuminated building on the opposite bank of the Douro River stood out against the bright blue early morning sky.  The contrasting colors held me mesmerized.  With camera in hand I worked to get the image I wanted.  I tried several crops and even reviewing the images in Lightroom, I struggled to select the image I thought captured the moment…
  • Let The Light Shine In: Don’t Miss The Morning Moments!

    David Ziser
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Good Morning Everybody, As I sit here at the computer this morning it strikes me that many people miss many beautiful moments in life.  Myself included sometimes. But as we continue our travels throughout Spain and Portugal - I plan to miss far fewer. What exactly do I mean by the above remark?  Each of us awake each day to a new sunrise, a new day, a new set of daily adventures, challenges and experiences. But from that first moment we open our eyes we have a choice to make – this is especially true of the traveler.  We can either roll over and go back to sleep.  Or we…
  • Salamanca – A Photographic Journey

    David Ziser
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Good Morning Everybody, We had a great time visiting Salamanca, Spain.  Photographic opportunities abounded.  The sights and sounds of the city made for some wonderful “camera candy” any time of the day or night. As with any historic city, we love to stroll the town capturing as much of the architecture as possible. We certainly had plenty of opportunities in Salamanca. I also like to capture the flavor of the city with images of the many cafes and street side restaurants.  The weather was perfect and it seemed everyone was enjoying a meal or just a cup of coffee…
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  • Photography, Elemental Forms, Narrative, and Music

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

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

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

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

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Jul 2013 | 4:50 pm
    “In the evidence and the limit theappearance of being.To create the conditions:The truth appears.Photography:Responses of the Realto thoughts questioning.The infinite and the frame:The mind is the means,The mind is the limit.Levels of Reality.Contingent and Infinite.Interpretations of Being.” ― SILVIO WOLF (1952 - )From "Photography," in Paradiso
 
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Panasonic will add to the 4K capabilities of the LUMIX DMC-GH4 and LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with the release of firmware featuring the new ‘4K Photo Mode’. With the upgrade, the cameras’ 4K video recording capability will allow photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image. This can be achieved whether the...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Panasonic has announced the powerful new LUMIX DMC-LX100 creative compact, with an outstanding feature set for the enthusiast: including a multi-aspect 4/3-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor; a newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens; and 4K video recording. Other features to support superb photography include: a 2764K-dot Live View...
  • Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH Lens

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    With the Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new and particularly compact portrait telephoto lens for the Leica S-System. It is the fastest lens so far in the Leica S medium-format system and offers superior imaging performance at all apertures and distance settings. What’s more, a firmware update is also offered together with the new lens to ensure optimum...
  • Leica S (Type 006) Medium Format Digital Camera

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    With the new Leica S-E, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its...
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  • Tips on How to Start a Street Photography Project

    Paul Escott
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to another article on street photography! On Friday we’ve given you a few tips on what to look for when out on the streets with your camera in hand and today it’s time we gave you a few tips on how to start your very own street photography project. JH Engstrom is a Swedish photographer and artist who lives in Paris, France. His photographs are stunning portrayals of the human condition and its loneliness and absurdity. When he goes out in public spaces and photographs people and objects, he immerses himself in the atmosphere and you should do the same. Don’t copy other artists…
  • Street Photography – What to Look for When Out on the Streets?

    Paul Escott
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome back to our second article on street photography! Last Monday we promised you we would take a more in-depth look at street photography, and that time has come! Today we’re going to talk about what to look for when out on the streets to serve as inspiration. So, you’ve got your camera with you and you’re out on the street, but you can’t aimlessly walk around holding your camera until you see something impressive and worth shooting. Or can you? Well, if you’re just starting out in the street photography field, then I’m afraid you are going to do a bit of wandering about…
  • An Introduction to Street Photography

    Paul Escott
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Have you ever seen something that inspired you on the street while you were walking and you wished you had your camera with you to immortalize the moment? I’m sure you have, all of us have. If this happens to you often, then maybe you should think about going into street photography. In this article we’re going to take a look at what street photography is, we’re also going to discuss approaching strangers and how to overcome the fear or embarrassment you might feel when shooting in the street. This article is only the first one on street photography, but don’t worry, more will follow,…
  • 5 Maternity Photography Ideas for Expecting Clients

    Paul Escott
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Becoming a mother is a special, special time in the life of a woman who chooses to walk that path. As cliché as it might sound, women who want a child and manage to become pregnant with one are truly experiencing a touch of the miraculous in their lives, and expecting couples are often so touched by this experience that working with them as a photographer can be the source of great inspiration. It is very often that these couples – or women – want to immortalize the special time they are currently experience through a beautiful photo shoot, and this is where you come in. If you take…
  • The Best Photography Quotes Tumblr Has to Offer

    Paul Escott
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Most of us are familiar with Tumblr, even though the website is popular particularly in the under 25 age demographic. But the perks and duties of being a well-anchored photographer include staying up to speed with social media, therefore most photographers are also at least a bit familiar with Tumblr even if they’re in their 30s and above. Well, during your Tumblr browsing, you may have noticed a trend which is both hugely popular among its users as it is very friendly to us photographers: the making and remaking of photography quotes, which end up being posted on other social media hubs…
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  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    30 Sep 2014 | 12:04 pm
    wow...and when i had almost given up the hope of my sony DSC W series getting rectified...i somehow got directed to this site...i just cleaned the lens and tapp . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Get Photos onto My Laptop

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    More details would be helpful... like... 1. What kind of memory card is it? 2. Did you connect the camera to the USB port on your laptop to read the memory car . . . Category: Digital Camera: Fuji
  • Camedia Master Software

    27 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    I've given up on Olympus; I'll never buy their product again or any camera that requires 'exclusive' software to transfer files! The only reason I ever favored . . . Category: Digital Camera: Olympus
  • Error Code C:31:23?

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
    I think im gonna have to try beating the bejeesus out of my camera. ill update you on this as ive not been able to use this for some time Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    So i have a Sony Sup Steady Shot DSC-T30 and the camera literally starts to vibrate and wont stop(its like my camera has seizures) and this is my baby so i dont . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
 
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  • Photokina quick hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    A much bigger sensor for the new LX100 but that's not the whole story Panasonic's new LX100 has a Four Thirds sensor at its heart As the budget-end of the compact digital camera market is being slaughtered by smartphones, camera manufacturers are focusing on the premium end. Panasonic Lumix is a prime example with the launch, at Photokina this week, of their latest LX model, the LX100. The headline news concerning the LX100 is its use of basically the same 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor found in the Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system camera.
  • Samsung launches industry’s first 28-megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS image sensor for digital cameras

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    London UK – 17th September, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced its new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C* BSI CMOS image sensor for digital cameras. The S5KVB2 is designed into Samsung’s new compact system camera, the NX1, and will be showcased alongside the camera at Photokina 2014 held in Cologne, Germany until September 21st.
  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Airport International™ LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International™ LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these…
  • Think Tank Releases the Production Manager 40 High-capacity

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Rolling Photography Gear Case SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Think Tank Photo’s newly released Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
  • The New ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM for Professional Reportage Photography

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM is latest member of the ZM lens family OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 16/09/2014. The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM continues the success story of the ZEISS ZM lens family and sets a new standard in the market. First, it is notable for its very high speed. With a maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens creates a pleasing bokeh, which optically enhances the background as the main composition element, while at the same time directing attention to the main motif in the foreground. The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM, which is optimized for digital sensors, also stands out for its…
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  • iPhone 6 test photos

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Apple iPhone 6 photo gallery : Since one week the new iPhone 6 is available in two versions, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both models ha a larger display than its predecessor, yet the new smartphones are a lot thinner. The iPhone 6 smartphone runs on the iOS 8 operating system. This new version is designed to make the most of the larger display. Besides, the Apple iPhone 6 features an improved iSight camera, the new sensor still has 8 megapixels, but has larger pixels of 1.5 micron, to absorb more light. LetsGoMobile published a series test photos.• Take a look at…
  • Nikon Coolpix S6900 test photos

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Coolpix S6900 sample photo gallery : Nikon introduced a so-called Selfie camera. The Nikon Coolpix S6900 features a 3.0-inch tilting LCD display and a built-in camera stand, making it easy and fun to capture high resolution photos of yourself. Also, the camera includes several Glamour mode effects to add even more flair to the self-portraits. Furthermore, the 16-megapixel Nikon Coolpix S6900 features a 12x optical zoom (25-300mm), a 24x Dynamic Fine Zoom, a 4-axis Hybrid Vibration Reduction, a 8 fps burst mode and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology. You can also use the Coolpix S6900 to…
  • Nikon D750 sample pictures

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    Nikon D750 picture gallery : The Nikon D750 is an ideal camera for photographers who demand a professional image quality, but also require an easy to handle camera. The D750 is fast, versatile and extremely portable. The newly designed full-frame size sensor with 24.3 megapixels offers excellent image quality with remarkably low noise at high ISO levels (up to 51,200). The camera features a highly sensitive 51-points autofocus system and offers continuous shooting at a speed of 6.5 fps. In addition, the Nikon D750 has a tilting LCD display and built-in Wi-Fi. The Nikon D750 records smooth…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet : Samsung announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the new Galaxy Note 4. Combining the latest S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides the most unique and powerful mobile experience on the market. The new phablet includes an extraordinary 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display that reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast, better viewing angles, providing a terrific viewing experience. With the device’s large screen, the refined Multi Window feature enables easier multi-tasking.
  • Galaxy Note 4 available for pre-order now

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    Samsung Galaxy Note 4 pre-order : Samsung Electronics announced that the Galaxy Note 4 is now available to pre-order from Samsung Experience Stores across the country, before it goes on general sale on Friday 10th October. Featuring a sleek and stylish design in a premium metal frame, the Galaxy Note 4 combines a superior viewing experience with longer battery life and an enhanced S-pen to provide the most progressive mobile device on the market. Kitted out with a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560x1440) Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note 4 reproduces clearer and more vivid images with deep contrast,…
 
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  • Behind the Book : An Interview with Susan Tuttle

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

    shutter sisters
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Image courtesy of Henry Lohmeyer Ladies and Gentleman, Sisters and Brothers, we are proud to announce a brand new photography project full of exploration, intrigue and visual delights. Brimming with creativity, community and fun, this is a project of great adventure where we send a lens off on a journey like no other. Yes, we said a lens. Introducing The Sisterhood of the Traveling Lens. It’s got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? On this, the maiden voyage of the Traveling Lens project, we’re partnering up with none other than Lensbaby, the innovative folks behind the unique lenses we all…
  • The Must-Have List

    shutter sisters
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:07 am
    We know that no two camera bags (or their contents) look alike (nor should they) , which is exactly why we’re asking YOU for your photographic opinion. We’re working on an article for Digital Photo Magazine’s annual “Buyers Guide” issue and we’re looking to compile the coolest, most useful and inspiring list of photo gear ever. Well, that might be an overstatement but still, we need your suggestions. That said, answer us this: What is the one piece of photo equipment you could couldn’t live without and why? What piece of photo gear do you covet…
  • The Thread that Connects Us

    Tracey Clark
    20 Feb 2014 | 11:44 am
    What can I possibly say to express what’s in my head and on my heart? It seems the words that keep repeating in my head are here we are, again. Again, yes. Only this time, the entire world is different. Beginning again here with Shutter Sisters—in a rebirth of sorts—has had me reflecting on the very start of it, 6 years ago. I feel as excited now as I did then, but in an entirely new way. Over the past years, the breadth of the internet has widened and deepened and it’s exploded with beautiful content, inspiring communities, and creative collaborations. And photography?
  • Discovering Magic

    shutter sisters
    7 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    “As we keep exploring, experimenting, expressing ourselves in our work, we continue to learn, grow and evolve as photographers. No matter how long we’ve been shooting, how well we know our equipment or how many times we’ve read the manuals (or not), there’s always going to be more magic to discover.” -An excerpt from Discovering Magic by Tracey Clark. This article can also be found in the March/April Issue of DP Magazine.
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  • Steadicam Smoothee

    Michael Corsentino
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    So Long Shaky Movies Tired of shaky movies from your iPhone or adventure camera? Do you wish your handheld videos could have the smooth, shake-free look of Hollywood films? Well, you’re in luck. The Tiffen Company has updated its award-winning Steadicam Smoothee system for the latest iPhone, Drift Ghost, and GoPro cameras. The Steadicam Smoothee allows users to “fly” during their videos, easily capturing smooth video footage indoors and out while walking, running, going up and down stairs, through crowds, almost anywhere with precise, elegant control. Proud parents will love the new…
  • Nikon COOLPIX P600

    Rod Harlan
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Zoom, Zoom, Zoom If you’re looking for a camera that shoots faraway objects (birds, the moon, or your kid on stage from the back of the auditorium when you arrive late for her recital), then I have the compact camera for you: the Nikon COOLPIX P600. At 60x optical zoom, it’s the only camera in its category that zooms to 1,440mm. If you want more zoom, you can use Nikon’s Dynamic Fine Zoom to digitally increase the focal length. I found the results very usable when shot from a tripod. Other parts I like on the P600 are the 3″ Vari-angle LCD and the array of manual and auto shooting…
  • Using the Histogram to Learn What the Sliders Do in Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    If you’re like me and you don’t use the histogram on your camera (well, I do use my camera’s highlight clipping warning, but technically that’s separate from the actual histogram), knowing how the sliders in the Basic panel of Camera Raw affect your histogram can be really helpful. If you hover your cursor over the histogram in Camera Raw, it will display the name of the slider that covers that part of the histogram, as well as highlight the area that slider affects. When you do this, you’ll notice that your cursor changes into a two-headed arrow. If you click-and-drag right on the…
  • The New Canon 7D Mark II

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world <em>(hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)</em> OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, <span style=”color: #ff0000″><strong>but for nearly $5,000…
  • Nikon D3300

    Rod Harlan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Great DSLR for the Discerning Consumer Are you looking to take great pictures of kids in action, beautiful landscapes, or people at a party, in any kind of light, with an economical, lightweight, consumer DSLR? Then the Nikon D3300 is for you. There are a lot of DSLRs in the marketplace today. Some cost as much as a good used car, but the truth is that most can take great pictures. What you pay extra for in those cameras are knobs and controls for nonpicture-quality items such as increased video capture resolutions, multiple exposure modes, a second memory card slot, the ability to use the…
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    Photojojo

  • Ultimate Photo Playlist: Songs That Really Click

    Taylor
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photos aren’t just a treat for the eyes. They can also be music to your ears! We’ve put together the Ultimate Photo Playlist, over 70 songs about photos and all of the emotions they stir up– ranging from happy feet to heartbroken. Whether you’re a photographer or simply an admirer of the art, somewhere on this list is a song (or two or three or many more!) for you. Now get ready because these songs are guaranteed to get you in the mood…for photography! Turn Up the Volume (...)Read the rest of Ultimate Photo Playlist: Songs That Really Click (1,043 words) ©…
  • The Cutest Backup Battery with 500% Power

    Britta
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 People say you’re the life of the party. You’ve been known to stay out until the wee hours of hte morning, but it’s so hard to find a friend who can keep up! The Battery Buddy is the friendly face (and high capacity power source) you need to keep you company and keep your phone charged up for adventure. Your new friend is ready to go anytime, packing energy to charge your phone up to 5 times before needing a recharge of his own. Photo and video your adventures without worrying about where you’ll ever find a power outlet at this hour?!
  • 6 Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

    Lauren
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 It’s Apple season everybody! The newest iPhone’s are ripe for the picking. This is the biggest (literally) iPhone update since the beginning of iPhones.The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made their debut, and will be available in stores tomorrow! If you’re getting ready to part ways with your current iPhone, we’ve rounded up some ideas of what you can do with them instead of tossing them in a desk drawer! What Do I Do With My Old iPhone? p.s. Not getting a new iPhone? Cheer yourself up with a chuckle over at whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com. You…
  • How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters

    Erika
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Hey you! Yes, hue! Color your world one photograph at a time by painting with light. Our guide will show you how to amp up your photos with color in a flash, without any fancy equipment or software. Follow the light, friends. A whole chroma of possibilities await. Learn How To Light Paint With Rainbow Photo Filters (...)Read the rest of How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters (429 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: Glow Doodle: Paint with Light in Real Time! ~Have a cool…
  • Harness the Power of Fringe + iPhone 6 Gadgets

    Britta
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You’ve been looking around for years for a fun friend that is both helpful and tiny enough to carry in your pocket. The Tassel Charging Cable Keychain is the little guy you need to help keep you all charged up and be your ever so fashionable friend. The Tassel’s fringe is made of hand-stitched top grain leather. Clip it onto your bag or keyring for a stylish accessory. But don’t let its high fashion exterior fool you, this dude is ready for business. Open the magnetized flap to reveal charging cables for your phone. Choose from Lightning…
 
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  • Asticou Inn wedding of Nicole and Kyle in Northeast Harbor, Maine

    steve
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Nicole and Kyle were married at the Asticou Inn in Northeast Harbor, Maine.In preparation for writing this blog entry, I reread the story about how Nicole and Kyle met during happy hour at a bar in New York City called Turtle Bay.  This quick description in their own words gets me every time.  Familiar with the area from my early years in the city, I could just picture the scene, with no small amount of nostalgia for that time.  And no small amount of happiness that this couple, who fit so well together, met in such a spontaneous and unscripted way.The Asticou hosted our…
  • Southport wedding of Patty and Greg at the Newagen Seaside Inn

    denise
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Ahh, The Newagen.  I just love shooting here.  Patty and Greg obviously saw how wonderful this spot is when they attended a friend's wedding, and I was so happy to be back with such a great couple.First of all, her dress was amazing and like no wedding dress I have seen before.  Layers of tulle formed a voluminous skirt that was both stunning...and hard to maneuver in.  But Patty was a trooper, even when we hiked down a narrow path to a rocky outcropping so she and Greg could have a private first look.  Some of that skirt did not make it back with us, but this bride…
  • Brand Camp, October 7-8 at Portland Co.

    emilie
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    A little less than two months ago, J and his team at local marketing company Tide Creative dreamed up the idea to bring a host of industry talent to Portland for Brand Camp (giggle, giggle). He reached out to his network of colleagues and invited his favorites for a few days of Ted-style inspirational talks and breakout sessions. Not a workshop, not a conference, a summit. And you know, folks said yes! So we have this remarkable team of wedding leaders descending on our sweet little city next week. Unparalleled access to the best of the best! Who want to help all of us grow our businesses!
  • Emily and Patrick's Cape Cod wedding at the Wychmere Beach Club

    whitney
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I met Emily and Pat what seems like forever ago.  It always felt like we had been long-time friends.  Their Portland engagement session was one for the books - I had a blast, they were adorable, and the light was pure magic.  Needless to say, I was psyched for their wedding day.These two had the same easy connection that I had seen months prior, something you find after being together as long as these two have, and more importantly, being the absolute right one for the other.  Emily was blissfully emotional, fessing up to me upon my arrival that she had been crying all…
  • Shelburne Farms wedding of Caroline and Geof in Vermont

    emilie
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    I have a problem of falling in love with my couples, I think. It's wonderful in that I'm able to truly dive in and commit to photograph a wedding as if my best friend is getting married and I want to be sure she has the best possible recollection of her day. But it also leaves me with a emptiness when it's all over! Such was the case with Caroline and Geof at their wedding at Shelburne Farms' Brick House in Vermont. After Caroline and Geof sped away in a convertible down the sparkler tree-lined driveway, Caroline's mom gave me a big hug and thanked me for not just taking pictures, but for…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Selling prints - why local photos work best

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

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

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Tonality Pro is updated to V1.1 The most obvious feature for my own use is the ability to use it as a smart filter (so you can go back and change your settings) - Full support of Smart Objects for Adobe Photoshop. - New “Protection” slider for Clarity: get clarity enhanced where you really need it - avoid bright areas, where you don’t usually want it. - New “Opacity” slider for Lens Blur tool. - Improved RAW processing and support for more RAW file formats. - Improved plug-in performance with the latest versions of Adobe products. - Minor bug fixes to improve reliability.
  • Becoming a freelance photographer

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Updated review of the Adjust V5.1 plugin from Topaz Labs.
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Ahead of our full review, here are 30 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 1100D. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is an ultrawide-to-wide zoom for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-29mm. Read the preview »
  • Samsung Galaxy K Zoom Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Ahead of our full review, here are 30 sample JPEG photos and a 1080p movie taken with the new Samsung Galaxy K Zoom. The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom is a smartphone with a a 10x optical zoom, 20.7 megapixel BSI CMOS sensor, Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Full HD video, and a Xenon Flash. Read the preview »
  • Nikon D750 Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nikon have provided 5 official sample images taken with the new D750 DSLR camera. Update: We've now received a final-production Nikon D750 for review, and have uploaded 54 sample images including the full ISO range from 100-51,200. Click through to download the full-size D750 images. Read the preview »
  • Fujifilm Hails A New Golden Era for Silver Halide Paper

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Fujifilm has pledged to boost its R&D investment in silver halide paper technology as increasing numbers of photographers opt to use it. Read more and comment »
  • Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD docking solution for both Mac and Windows computers. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • Download the Magazine for Creative Cloud Users

    Ekwoman
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you're a Creative Cloud (CC) subscriber, you know you have access to a wealth of apps and services. But all those choices can be overwhelming at times. I often find myself remarking, "Wait…I have that app?" because I haven't explored all that CC has to offer. The folks over at Creative Bloq have put together a tool they hope will help you navigate the riches of Adobe's Creative Cloud. The free Creative Cloud 2014 Magazine is 11 pages (I theorize it's so they can say, "It goes to 11!") of Creative Cloud goodies. There is a comprehensive list of all the…
  • Designer Imagines Beer in Pantone Swatches

    Ekwoman
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Spanish designer Txaber imagines a world where beer lovers choose their brew by Pantone color. Wrapping the suds in cans and bottles with nothing more than a field of color paired with the brew type and Pantone number, the designer lets the product inside speak for itself. The design features a striking contrast between the color field—which takes up a majority of the container—and the silver rectangle imprinted with the Pantone color. The Pantone and brew names are displayed in the Hipstelvetica typeface, available as a free download on Behance. I feel…
  • Free Webinars on Typography

    Ekwoman
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm not a typophile. I don't have an opinion on Frutiger vs. Helvetica vs. Clearview. I can put two typefaces together and see if they look pleasant, but it's visual trial and error all the way. I've been wanting to rectify this deficiency in my design diet. I guess the typography gods must have been bored because they've granted my wish with two new courses being offered by Creative Live. If you aren't familiar with this online training powerhouse, their model is simple: Offer courses taught by industry experts for free while they are being broadcast live…
  • The Origin of the Seattle Seahawks Logo

    Ekwoman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm not a big sports fan—though I've enjoyed a summer of AAA baseball in my new hometown—and I don't really care one way or the other about (American) football. I do, however find sports team logos an interesting subspecies of corporate design, especially as they relate to the history of the team or area they represent. I never really thought much about the history of the Seattle Seahawks logo, though I've always been keen on its incorporation of Pacific Northwest tribal elements. Originally thought to have been generally inspired by the popular totem…
  • Apple Watch Sports New Custom Typeface

    Ekwoman
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Production in the creative realm slowed to a crawl on Tuesday, September 9th as designers, photographers, techies, and the entire population of Apple fanboys—and fangirls—were glued to their computer screens to see what new goodies Apple would unleash during their media event. The rumored iPhone 6 and even the less-likely iPhone 6 Plus made their debut almost as soon as the keynote began. Fast forward an hour or so to a familiar and newly-resurrected phrase, "One more thing." Apple unveiled the nearly mythical Apple Watch. After all the drooling and…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

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

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

    Chase
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I can point to a handful of in-person meetings that changed the trajectory of my career in photography. It’s with that in mind that I’ll ask if you remember the time one photographer scored a private consultation with yours truly + $500 and free photo education? Well, let’s you and me hang out. Given that a)I think I might have some insights to get you un-stuck in your career / review your portfolio / make some recommendations on approach to creativity and business; and b)the last giveaway was a hit; and c)it’s frickin Photo Week right now… we’re going in…
  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

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

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

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

  • Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review - 42x super-zoom!

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

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

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a 16x 24-400mm f2.8-4 lens, 1in sensor and 4k video recording capabilities. The zoom range may be shorter than the 24x of the FZ200 or 60x of the FZ70 / FZ72, but the FZ1000's sensor boasts four times the surface area for better quality. The FZ1000 also has an articulated screen, the same OLED viewfinder as the Lumix GH4, 12fps shooting, built-in Wifi with NFC and support for 1080p video at up to 120fps depending on region. Find out how it compares against Sony's RX10 in my Lumix FZ1000 review!
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS review - high-end tele zoom for mirrorless Alphas!

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

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

  • Mlžné zajetí / A misty captivity

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Konečně jsem měl příležitost si tuhle křižovatku vyfotit.Většinou tu chodím v noci. Sám. S půlkama těsně při sobě.Z toho kapradí napravo od středu vystartoval z heknutím divočák, když jsem ho míjel. O kus dál vyplašil dalšího a pak jeden druhého poháněli ve sprintu nočním lesem.Moje půlky zkoušku obstály. Naštěstí. Today I had a chance to take a picture of this place.Usually I go through in night. Alone. With halves tightly together. From this fern at right of center suddenly runs out a grunt when I passed him. The another one jumped out farther and then…
  • Modré ráno / Blue morning

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Moment na rozhraní noci a dne. Růžovský vrch na horizontu vyčnívá ze spící krajiny Českého Švýcarska. Dole v Jetřichovicích nervózně štěká pes. The moment between night and day. The Ruzovsky hill at the horizon is sticking out from sleeping landscape. Below in Jetrichovice town is nervously barking dog.
  • Klidná tůňka / Peaceful pond

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

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

  • A Quick and Simple TTL Build

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

    Joe McNally
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Very happy to report I’ll be going back to an amazing city, Shanghai, this fall, and working once again with peerless wedding shooter Louis Pang. The two of us have always taught well together, taking different paths to a picture, and using skill sets that complement each other well. Louis of course is the master of the wedding, orchestrating and posing people in wonderful fashion. Me? Well, I’ll be engaging once again in a bit of hopefully creative mayhem with speed lights. I’ve always loved shooting in Shanghai, which is one of the most vibrant places on earth. Louis and I…
  • Profoto B1′s in the Studio

    Joe McNally
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    After PhotoShop World, I stayed in Vegas, which is home base for amazing athletes and performers, such as Manu, above. I did more experimentation with the Profoto B1 units, and made some more strides with the Nikon TTL version of the air remote. I’ll post more material in the next couple of weeks, but the B1 itself has been a wonderful light to play with. I know they are principally designed for location, but we took them into the studio and experimented in a very controlled way. Really enjoying the control of these lights, and the design. Battery life is excellent, and the air remotes…
  • That Day Again….

    Joe McNally
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    In the aftermath, a long time ago now, at the Giant Polaroid studio on the Lower East Side, Harry Davis, a firefighter with Squad 18, got up on the podium, closed his eyes and cradled his axe like it was a newborn. It remains a favorite photo, from a difficult time. Today, all over the city and elsewhere, there will be pause. I will stop by Ladder 9/Engine 33, as I always do, and stand to the side as they ring the bells. I remain honored to have met these amazing people, and to have made a few pictures. Because pictures help us remember. More tk…..        
  • Studio Lighting in NYC!

    Joe McNally
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The week of PhotoPlus Expo, which just happens to fall during Halloween this year, promises to be busy. I’m collaborating with long time colleagues at Adorama to stage two straight days of studio lighting workshops, immediately prior to the PPE blowout at the Javits Center. Here’s the link. We’ll amass a lot of resources, showing off Profoto studio and location systems, as well as speed lights. We’ll have models, manufacturers, demos, and hands on experience shooting for all participants. Gonna be a hoot, and a very rich, busy couple of days investigating lighting…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Hardware Review: Rogue Flash Benders

    Jason
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    One of the most common search criteria on Google that coincides with photography is that of lighting.  It’s no surprise as photography really is all about the light, and when making and taking photos (yes, there’s a difference), one of…Read more →
  • Shooting is for the birds (eye)!

    Jason
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    One of the things we always hear about is that changing your perspective is a great way to see a new angle on things.  Many common methods of changing your perspective include things like Shooting from a higher position looking…Read more →
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Jason
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Hello all, and apologies for the quiet nature of things for the last few weeks.  Life, as always, has a way of interfering with what we have to do versus what we  want to do.  Nevertheless, you must always take a break…Read more →
  • Take Time to Play

    Jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Ever feel like your creativity is  at a standstill?  Something got it on hold?  The common belief is that creative or mental blocks come from trying too hard to actually be creative.  So, how can we stop trying to hard? …Read more →
  • Beautiful Bokeh

    Jason
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Over the weekend, I was taking some time to review some new hardware (not done testing yet, so gotta wait there) and I was testing in various types of lighting conditions, and at various burst rates.  During the course of…Read more →
 
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hiring An Assistant Without Jeopardizing Your Business

    Allen Mowery
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Sooner or later, most of us photographers find ourselves in need of an extra set of hands or feet for a particular project, whether it’s a second shooter (no JFK jokes, please) at a wedding, managing gear and lighting on a commercial shoot, or stabilizing the flower balanced on top of a rocking horse sitting [...] The post Hiring An Assistant Without Jeopardizing Your Business appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Your Aperture Is Sort Of Lying To You: When Is An Aperture Of F1.2 Not Actually A F1.2?

    Tiffany Mueller
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    One of the first things we learn as photographers are F stops and how we can use them to properly expose a photograph, but there is also such a thing as T stops and we don’t always give them the attention they deserve. Of course, a T-stop may not be essential knowledge on every photo you [...] The post Your Aperture Is Sort Of Lying To You: When Is An Aperture Of F1.2 Not Actually A F1.2? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • “Knock Knock”, an animated love-story spread over 14 displays

    Stefan Kohler
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    It is a very wise decision to create something amazing as your first music video. Ukrainian band “Brunettes Shoot Blondes” did just this for their first single “Knock Knock”. It’s 2:27 minutes of awesome animation using 14(!) Smartphone and iPad displays. This clip was created by Kirill Svetashov (DOP), SYT-X (animation) and the Band themselves. So lean back and have some [...] The post “Knock Knock”, an animated love-story spread over 14 displays appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • GoPro 4 Is Out: 4K, Touchscreen, And $130 Entry Level Action Cam

    Udi Tirosh
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    So, the rumors just got to a boiling point when GoPro decided to announce their GoPro 4 line. As with the previous GoPro 3 (and 3+) this line will have 3 cameras to choose from, each with different capabilities and price points: HERO4 Black will be the top of the line with 4K video @ 30fps, 2.7K [...] The post GoPro 4 Is Out: 4K, Touchscreen, And $130 Entry Level Action Cam appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Quick Tip: Photographing a Reluctant Subject? Shoot From The Hip (Or From The Ear)

    Udi Tirosh
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    This has happened to me countless times and I wish I knew this tip back in the days when I was starting out. James Madelin (the ‘Orbis‘ guy) and Matt Granger (Get You Gear Out) just shared this incredibly simple, but useful tip on shooting shy people. James’s tip shares a tip from his photojournalism days where [...] The post Quick Tip: Photographing a Reluctant Subject? Shoot From The Hip (Or From The Ear) appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: History States and Selecting and Extracting – Episode 391

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

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

    Nick Abramovitz
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Corey demonstrates how to put 3d lighting effects into a two dimensional photo. RC gives a quick tip on how to leverage bridge in Photoshop for HDR work. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 389 is now playing! Download Episode 389 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Perspective Warp – Episode 388

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

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

  • Why The Lack of Wifi On The Canon 7D MkII Is Not a Big Deal

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

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

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

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

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

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    ON Semi publishes a catalog of its image sensor products combining Aptina, Truesense and Fillfactory sensors in a single document - an impressive list.
  • Machine Vision Sensor Trends

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:26 pm
    IMV Europe publishes its Vision Yearbook 2014/15 with many interesting articles (pdf version). "Taking the pulse of the industry" is a collection of short summaries on industry trends from various companies. Few quotes:Henning Tiarks, head of product management at Basler:"The year 2015 will be an exciting one for modern cameras and camera technology again! ...It will be the first time the whole range of standard resolutions, from VGA to five megapixels and above, is expected to be covered by CMOS technology. CMOS will therefore become relevant for all existing and new applications in machine…
  • e2v Announces Imaging Business Re-org

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    e2v announces that its imaging business has grown by 26% last year. Following the growth, e2v splits ita imaging business into two: Professional Imaging and Space Imaging.The Professional Imaging business, led by Francois Thouret, and now incorporating the newly acquired AnaFocus CMOS business, will focus on commercial imaging products and services, including machine vision, medical imaging, science and thermal imaging markets. Francois Thouret says "The acquisition of AnaFocus is a key milestone on our journey to grow our business. The acquisition strengthens our position and market share by…
  • Apple Proposes Flexible Pixel Summing

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Apple patent application US20140263951 "Image sensor with flexible pixel summing" by Xiaofeng Fan proposes a multiple pixel sharing with charge summing on floating diffusion:
  • Fast Image Sensor Simulator

    Vladimir Koifman
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Ecole Centrale de Lyon publishes a 2014 PhD Thesis by Zhenfu Feng "Fast Scalable and Variability Aware CMOS Image Sensor Simulation Methodology" devoted to a fast LUT-based image sensor simulator built in Cadence environment:The simulator was used to explore Monte-Carlo pixel variability, starting from classical 3T pixel to quite exotic structures, like carbon nanotube transistor-based pixel.
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  • Rain Cover

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

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

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

    Syv Ritch
    26 Jul 2013 | 9:26 am
    For everyone of my cameras, I have 2 batteries. One in current use and the other one fully charged. The Canon LP-E6 for the 7D, the 5DMkII… is the first battery, for me, that allowed me to make more than 1,000 photos per charge. Actually at the beginning, I was getting around 2,500 photos per charge! That's two 32Gb CF cards. I always buy the spare batteries at the same time as I buy the cameras. Now my batteries, on the 7D, only register 1 bar and I get slightly under 1,000 photos per charge. So it's time to get new batteries. In my neck of the woods, the Wet Coast of the Great White…
  • Lightroom 5: The Upgrading Saga

    Syv Ritch
    12 Jun 2013 | 7:06 pm
    Finally the new Lightroom 5 is out. I waited a couple of days before getting it. I wanted to hear from other people, the more adventurous ones (aka the people that like to live on the bleeding edge of technology) if there was any major, major bug that would be a show stopper. I downloaded my copy of Lightroom 5, took my almost empty wallet out and send my share of profits to Adobe for 2 serial numbers. The license allows for 2 computers, one desktop, one laptop but only for one person. I needed 2 people, so 2 serial numbers. I installed Lightroom 5, then started the program. I needed to…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs

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

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    (Photo courtesy of Fotolia.com) The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

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

  • Danny Clinch : Morrison Hotel Gallery gets behind the music

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

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

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

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]
  • Samsung Goes Big at Photokina: NX1 Camera with 4K video, & a 50-150mm, 2.8 Lens

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:43 am
    Big day in Photokina today. Samsung, on it’s second big launch in a short stretch, announces the new NX1 Smart Camera. Shooting 28 MP, at a blazing 15FPS, They are looking to leverage the legacy of Samsung products communicating not only with each other, but now all NFC phones (like the new iPhone 6). ISO […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Fokus pada kamera DSLR

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Mendapatkan gambar yang tajam secara konsisten merupakan tantangan yang harus diatasi terutama bagi mereka yang pemula. Walaupun ada proses editing untuk memperbaiki kontras, saturasi dan white balance, namun foto blur/kabur akan tetap menjadi foto blur. Kita hanya bisa membuatnya sedikit baik, namun tidak akan merubahnya menjadi tajam. Kunci utama untuk memperbaiki gambar yang blur adalah dengan mencegah gambar blur. Untungnya kamera Digital SLR saat ini sudah dilengkapi dengan berbagai fitur canggih untuk mendapatkan gambar yang tajam. Salah satu fitur tersebut adalah fokus. Apa yang…
  • Peran Mata dalam fotografi portrait

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    Fotografi portrait merupakan kegemaran hampir setiap orang, namun sayangnya seringkali kita menemukan kendala untuk mendapatkan gambar yang baik. Seringkali kita gagal menonjolkan keunikan setiap pribadi dan salah satu bagian tubuh yang mampu bercerita dan memegang peranan penting dalam setiap fotografi portrait adalah mata. Jika kita ingin menghasilkan gambar yang benar-benar baik, maka kita perlu menonjolkan secara khusus bagian mata. Ada beberapa cara untuk menonjolkan mata yakni dengan memberikan fokus, menggunakan kontras warna, zoom in, dll. Beberapa teknik tadi tentunya memiliki…
  • Perbedaan Cahaya langsung dan tidak langsung

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    penggunaan cahaya langsung Sumber cahaya dibedakan menjadi 2, yakni cahaya langsung dan cahaya tidak langsung. Masing-masing memiliki keunikan sendiri serta memiliki kekurangan dan kelebihan yang bisa kita manfaatkan. Sebagai contoh cahaya langsung akan memberikan bayangan keras. Lain hal dengan cahaya tidak langsung yang dipantulkan dan datang dari berbagai arah, sehingga subjek tampak tersinari dengan lembut dan merata. Cahaya langsung adalah cahaya yang datangnya dari satu arah secara langsung, sedangkan cahaya tidak langsung adalah cahaya yang datang dari berbagai arah, yang  didapatkan…
  • 6 Peralatan rumah tangga sebagai alat bantu fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Sadarkah anda bahwa ada beberapa peralatan rumah tangga yang bisa kita gunakan sebagai alat bantu fotografi. Alat bantu tersebut cukup memberikan solusi menghasilkan gambar yang baik, terutama saat pemotretan indoor didalam rumah kita. Peralatan2 tersebut memang cukup sederhana bila dibadingkan peralatan di studio foto, dan mungin kita akan sedikit tertawa, karena terkadang akan terlihat lucu saat menggunakannya. Berikut adalah alat bantu tersebut: 1. Tisu Selembar tisu mampu memberikan efek pencahayaan lembut pada kamera. Ambil satu buah tisu dan tempatkan didepan pop up flash/flash bawaan…
  • Lensa Wide angle untuk fotografi Landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Saat ini kita dihadapkan dengan berbagai pilihan lensa, baik itu lensa prime / zoom dengan berbagai macam panjang focal/focal length. Seringkali pula kita juga bingung dan kurang mengetahui tentang peruntukan masing-masing lensa. Ketika kita mempertimbangkan untuk menekuni fotografi landscape, kita biasanya dihadapkan dengan pilihan lensa wide angle sebagai alternatif utama. Barangkali kita juga sering mendengar berbagai saran tentang penggunaan lensa wide angle untuk fotografi landscape, namun sudahkah kita mengetahui alasannya? Lensa wide angle memiliki perspektif/sudut pandang yang luas…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Marc and Alicia’s Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Review Of New Nikon D750 – By Oliver Zielinski In Berlin

    larry
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Guest post by Oliver M. Zielinski: Just in time with this year’s Photokina Nikon has announced its new camera D750. Finally, this gear combines features real estate photographers have been waiting for. What are the camera’s advantages for architectural photography? We have examined the main new features of the Nikon D750 which are important for […]
  • Real Estate Photography Questions and Answers

    larry
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    I keep getting great questions and post these so everyone can get the benefit of the answers and others can add their thoughts and experiences. Jason’s Question:  I’m thinking of joining the local Association of Realtors as an affiliate to gain access to the Surpa system so I can just enter the homes I photograph without anyone […]
  • Professional Real Estate Photos are an Investment For A Listing Agents Business

    larry
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:29 pm
    PFRE blog reader Terry Iverson, in Redmond, OR, recently wrote the following post on his ActiveRain blog. We are reposting it here because it got such a positive response from Realtors on ActiveRain. 7 Reasons why Agents should retire their camera Think of it as buying a lottery ticket. It is a small risk to pay […]
  • Drone Exemptions for Hollywood Pave the Way for Widespread Commercial Use?

    larry
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:53 pm
    According to the NYTimes: The commercial use of drones in American skies took a leap forward on Thursday with the help of Hollywood. The Federal Aviation Administration, responding to applications from seven filmmaking companies and pressure from the Motion Picture Association of America, said six of those companies could use camera-equipped drones on certain movie […]
  • Congratulations Aaron Flores – PFRE Photographer Of The Month For September

    larry
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Congratulations to Aaron Flores, Phoenix, AZ who has won the September Photographer of the month contest with his photo at the right. Click the image to the right to see a larger version of Aaron’s image. Aaron is a second time PFRE photographer of the month. He won this same theme (Patio, Deck or Garden Space) last September! I […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Weekly Roundup: South London Portraits, Hyphenated Identity, CCNY Auction and More

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

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

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, a group of Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village. Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, the last show to be exhibited at the ICP's midtown museum location, is now open and on view through January 11, 2015. At a preview event last night I got a glimpse of this momentous exhibit. I've always been a fan, but witnessing Salgado's passion and commitment to climate change issues (specifically deforestation) made me appreciate his work…
  • New Photo Work "Inherited Patterns" On View Now at NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Library

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Two images from Qiana Mestrich's latest photo series, Inherited Patterns (2014),on view now through February 22, 2015 at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Libraryas part of the Photo Walls in the Picture Collection Exhibition Series.Dear D&B Readers,After a brief summer hiatus, I'm back with news about my latest show! This work is the second series I've created exploring the sartorial origins of my given first name "Qiana". (You can see images from the first series I created in 2013 titled Namesake here Inherited Patterns appropriate's archival marketing images from the DuPont™…
  • Review of African-American Photography Documentary "Through A Lens Darkly"

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Tuesday, 9/23/14 at 7pm ET, join Qiana Mestrich, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Terrance Jennings and Emma Raynes for a panel discussion on "Curating Culture: Encouraging and Sharing Diverse Voices in Photography" following the screening of Through A Lens Darkly at Film Forum NYC: 209 West Houston Street (Btw Varick Street & Sixth Avenue) New York, NY 10014. THROUGH A LENS DARKLY is on view in NYC from August 27 – September 25, 2014 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., with screenings daily at 12:45, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. Check the link at the end of this post for more screening dates in…
 
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  • 20under20 photographer: Greg Ponthus

    Arnold Chao
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Greg Ponthus grew up in the countryside of Lyon, where he lived in golden light and grassy hills. He stole his first camera from his dad when he was 15 or so and immediately started shooting people he lived with. And two years ago, he moved from France to attend an art school in Brussels. Here’s an expressive portrait selection of his brilliant work that’s known for fantastic tonality and emotional content: greg pths greg pths greg pths greg pths greg pths greg pths We’re so happy to have selected Greg as one of our 20under20 finalists, a group of exceptional young…
  • The Umbrella Revolution

    Kay Kremerskothen
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    min'Home is where the heart is. Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot police shot pepper spray and tear gas at protesters at the weekend, but by Tuesday evening they had almost completely withdrawn from the downtown Admiralty district except for an area around the government headquarters. — Reuters/Yahoo News You can see more photos of the peaceful demonstrations searching…
  • Welcome The National Library of Medicine to The Commons!

    Kay Kremerskothen
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:34 am
    We are excited to welcome the The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest biomedical library, to The Commons. National Library of Medicine – History of Medicine[Physician taking temperature of young patient] Located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, it has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around…
  • Mono Monday: Fountains

    Arnold Chao
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The flow, cascading effect, peaceful sound: Those kinetic landmarks and architectural centerpieces capture our attention and beckon us to snap shots. Take a tour of some of the many fountains worldwide in this photo selection. rgreen_seFountain Täby Centrum Stockholm, Sweden. amy_woolnoughBarcelona fountain Barcelona, Spain. basairCrowds at Retiro Park in Madrid at dusk Madrid, Spain. Daniel70mi Saint Paul de Vence, France alvaro.blanesFUENTE New York City. Marky Grey BeardMum's fountain dash Liverpool, U.K. Matacz1543 Poznań, Poland. expansion1234fountain in mono Oslo, Norway.
  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XX/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Happy weekend everyone! Below is our latest selection of inspiring photos we added to our favorites during the last couple of days. If you enjoy them, click through to the photographers’ photostreams and discover even more great shots. ESPRIT CONFUSmuriel simon.wrightChemex Lou PeeplesDetroit Morning lamachineaveugleBig Bioy (French Bull Dog) (Explore) okushnarenko Ludvig_Auclairsara TommyOshimafrom the Family Album 03 If you are new to our Weekly Samplr series, we also invite you to check out our previous installments.
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  • Harrisburg Harvest Festival & Tractor and Truck Pull

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

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

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

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

    jonesoliver
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I shared a few from the Roping & Racing events.  This week – rough stock. As it turns out, it was also an odd weekend for the bull riders as no one made it the full 8 seconds.  Good riders – just better bulls. Bull Riding Bull Riding That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch. More Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc Saddle Bronc
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  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag

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

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

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    This fall MindShift Gear will be making its award-winning rotation technology available in a smaller, lighter new backpack, the rotation180º Trail. Accessing gear has never been easier for outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts. With the rotation180º Trail they can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.
  • Think Thank Photo Announces The "Production Manager 40"Rolling Lighting Equipment Case

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    The professional strength, Production Manager™ 40 is a high-capacity rolling gear case designed for pro gear. It's the most convenient way to safely transport and haul a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
 
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  • Night Vision Photographers

    Scott
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have horrible night vision. I have no problem telling you that. So when I am photographing at night I can barely see a few feet in front of me. So how do I get around it? Great question! When I know I will be photographing something at night I always pack one tool with me. A laser pointer. With it I can put a bright dot on an object (my subject) in the distance. Then I can focus easily in pitch black, because my eye and the camera is seeing a point of contrast. I recorded a video for The Arcanum talking about this, so I figured I’d share it here as well. So next time you are in need…
  • Hands Filled With Love

    Scott
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s a really nice feeling, as a photographer, to photograph a couple’s engagements photos and then be asked to photograph their maternity photographs as well. Baby Lucca is now here, but before he entered the world I met the couple at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania where the engagement photographs were made as well. We worked our way around the grounds for some scenic photographs.  Then we went indoors and I found a spot perfect for the photograph you see here, which was also the last photograph of the day. It’s always good to save the extreme closeup photographs until…
  • Come On, Walk On By

    Scott
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Street photography as an introvert or ambivert is different than street photography as an extrovert. As a ambivert you wait, patiently, waiting for some to walk on by. As an extrovert you go out of your way to make sure the photograph is exactly how you want – by means of deeper interaction with the person in the photograph. In the photograph you see here I happen to be waiting, but didn’t have to wait long. I photographed it in a busy section of New York City so my wait about a minute before I noticed the woman walking towards exactly where I needed her. As an added bonus, the…
  • Eerie Georgia

    Scott
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You might recognize this view from another photo of my, What Floats By, which was also featured on the Really Right Stuff blog. This is another view, from a different spot. I went for a more punchy and contrasting processing style for this one to change things up. I call this Eerie Georgia because, well, look.  It’s such a creepy view but yet beautiful at the same time. The greens are vibrant but I would not want to be swimming in that. What lurks beneath the eerie Georgia swamp? Thanks for reading and happy shooting, Scott
  • Shadows, Light & Mystery

    Scott
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    While I was up in Massachusetts a while back I was photographing a Historic Mill during my friend Bob’s workshop. I spent a lot of time playing with shadows and light, bracketing in certain places and doing long exposures in others. The photograph here is one where I noticed some really fun shadows coming through the broken walls of the floor I was on. Then I noticed the doors with the sign that says Exit. I thought, “where does it lead?” So with that all said, enjoy this photograph and the mystery of what’s behind the doors. Thanks for reading and happy shooting,…
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  • Dani Klein-Williams, Inspire Interviews: Episode 4

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Dani Fine Photography is a Northampton, Massachusetts studio that caters to both wedding and portrait clients. Dani Klein-Williams, principal photographer, will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February. Like the other interviews in this series (check out 1 – Doug Levy, 2 – Jane Ammon and 3 – The Scobey’s), we scheduled a quick Skype chat about her presentation at Inspire – “Let’s Get Down to Business… Why Sales are Sexy” Here are a few examples of Dani’s work: Find out more about Dani Klein-Williams here. For more…
  • The Scobey’s, Inspire Interviews: Episode 3

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I have a confession. When I was told about The Scobey’s, I have to admit I didn’t know about their awards, their images or that they had at one time lived very close to me in Connecticut. Now, as Atlanta-based wedding photographers, they are winning hearts and minds for their soft, immersive approach to capturing meaningful moments in a couple’s life. Now, as busy photographers, I have to also admit that it was very difficult to pin them down for an interview. I was eager to speak with them as I found out that they were speaking at Inspire Photo Retreats in February, 2015.
  • How A 6 ft. 5 in. Photographer Blends In At Weddings

    Andrew Hind
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I am 6’5” tall, weigh around 16 stones and have size 12 feet. When I want to use it I have a voice like a fog horn, I’m naturally fairly clumsy and I have been told that I have a certain “presence” – in a good way I think! I therefore take it as a huge compliment when my wedding clients remark that they hardly noticed me taking photographs at their wedding, that I was discreet and, as one wrote to me “I don’t understand how someone so tall can be so unobtrusive!” My natural photographic inclination is as a photojournalist so blending into the crowd is of…
  • Jane Ammon, Inspire Interviews: Episode 2

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    I hope all of you have checked out the first episode, where I interviewed New England photographers, Doug Levy. Starting this month and running through October, I’ll be posting short interviews I’ve conducted in partnership with Inspire Photo Retreats. The interviews will be of each of the presenters and some sponsors, to get a better idea of who they are and why they feel attending Inspire Photo Retreats is important to them. Ok, so for this episode, I spoke with Jane Ammon, a child photographer who serves clients in central New Jersey and part of Pennsylvania. She will be…
  • What Does Sephi Bergerson’s 6 Year Quest Look Like?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    I am reading an advance copy of Chris Guillebeau‘s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. In the first few pages of the book, Chris describes a quest as thus: – Has a clear goal and a specific end point. – Presents a clear challenge. – Requires sacrifice of some kind. – Often driven by a calling or a sense of mission. – Often requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal. My friend and fellow documentary photographer Sephi Bergerson began his quest six years ago to document a wide variety of Indian weddings. When you look at his work, you’ll…
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  • Hermitage Point Trail – Grand Teton National Park

    Peter
    7 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Click on pano thumbnail above to view larger image Grand Teton may very well be the most versatile park in the NP system.  Within park boundaries, one can tackle classic big wall rock climbing, ride your bicycle along paths the run below some of the most dramatic peaks on earth, float a legendary river, or paddle around in beautiful mountain lakes of remarkable clarity. The northern portion of the park is dominating by Colter Bay, with its many boating options.  While these boating opportunities are unique and wonderful, they are not the only reason to spend some time in this part of the…
  • Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Steve Berardi
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Photo by Steve Berardi When you look at a photograph, you don’t view it as a whole. Instead, you first focus on one key area that grabs your attention and then you move your eyes throughout the rest of the frame to see what else is there. Where your eye travels from that first spot depends on the image, and how that spot guides you to another spot in the frame. In an image that has good “flow,” your eye will always know where to go next (elements of the image will guide you). But, if an image doesn’t have a natural direction of flow, then it’s harder for the viewer to move through…
 
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  • A Visual Tour of the Nissin i40 Flash for Micro Four Thirds

    30 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    After posting my review of the excellent Nissin i40 flash on c't Digital Photography, and talking about it on this week's podcast, I still have a few pictures leftover. So I thought I'd put together this brief visual tour for you - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/visual-tour-of-nissin-i40-flash.html
  • "Best Flash for Mirrorless, iPhone Manual Camera, Book Review" - Podcast 447

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: The Best Flash for Micro Four Thirds Cameras, My Favorite iPhone Camera App, Guide for Improving Your Photography - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09tds-podcast-447.html
  • WD My Passport Wireless HD Review

    27 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    After 2 weeks of testing, this device has earned a permanent home in my everyday camera bag, and will be accompanying me to PhotoPlus Expo on assignment. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/wd-my-passport-wireless-hd-review.html
  • Tech Hand-Me-Downs

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    New gear is everywhere. And for those who give in to temptation, decisions must be made about the items being replaced. Here's how I'm using the original iPad, an iPhone 4S, and a MacBook Pro 2008 edition - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/tech-hand-me-downs.html
  • Manual - Custom Exposure Camera App for iOS 8

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    A new app for iOS 8 called, Manual - Custom exposure camera ($1.99), lets you set ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and focus for your iPhone. Plus you get geeky goodies such as live histogram and an EXIF viewer. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/manual-custom-exposure.html
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  • Emma Watson’s UN speech

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

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

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Tuesday 9th September I watched the live Apple event as many other Apple fans. I was excited and curious – as I always am – to be virtually present when they are about to uncover their new products. But when Tim Cook came out with his oversized shirt I felt a bit less exited. He was not Steve Jobs, even if he was trying to be him. And he was not the only one. Steve Jobs’s unique way At the Apple event on Tuesday there were many geeks – engineers, designers, etc. – dressed in a half ironed shirt or a simple T-shirt trying to mimic Steve Jobs’s incredibly…
  • Petits Bisous

    Carlo Nicora
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We are delighted and honoured to have partnered with the stunning lingerie boutique Petits Bisous, the place to go to be enticed and tempted by the most exquisite lingerie in Chelsea. With a stunning boutique on The Kings road, Petits Bisous offers the first luxury lingerie experience to fulfil every woman’s desire from seductive lingerie, to sensual bodices, to any bride’s dream of delicate laces and finest silks. The Petits Bisous collection includes beautiful designer lingerie brands as Fleur of England, Dirty Pretty Things, Lascivious, Nichole the Carle, All Undone, Bordelle, Felice…
  • The Sexualisation of Nudity

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

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

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

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    .....Seattle, Washington, September 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Pattern Recognition.

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    .....Westlake Park.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
 
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  • Photocrati Feature – Width, Maximum & Minimum

    Scott
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. One of the biggest requests for the Photocrati theme was to make the content area wider than 960px. So in version 4.8 we decides to give that option to users. But we also wanted to take it to a new level. So so users have the ability to set the normal width, maximum widget and minimum width. These widths are useful to achieve the exact look you want for your website. They also only impact the desktop version of your website. Once you go to a mobile device the content…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 2

    Editor
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    via dck_photography Filter used: Amaro via dck_photography Filter used: Sutro via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “Wish I had a longer lens …. adds … to wish list ….” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “Success in is gained by carefully accommodating ourselves to a new purpose. Paraphrasing” via scottwyden Filter used: Normal “On a wire” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “In the What enables the wise artisan and good craftsman to create and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men Is foreknowledge. paraphrasing” via…
  • Photocrati Feature – Responsive Galleries

    Scott
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. In this video you’re going to see how your Photocrati galleries are now fully responsive. This means that when viewed on devices with smaller screens the gallery will shrink down to fit the device screen. This happens on the fly and naturally alongside the rest of the content on your website. Check out the video: The coolest part is there is nothing you need to do to make this work. As long as your site is set to the modern skin then it’s now fully…
  • Blogging Advice: Add Context To Your Content

    Scott
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Working at Photocrati I am typically blogging for photographers on a regular basis. However, every so often I write articles, as guest articles, that need to relate to many other industries. Actually, even the photography specific articles can technically relate to other industries but many people overlook that. Today I want to share some simple advice on how to add context to your blog content without making it too difficult on yourself. Add Context To Your Content Some of these tips come from the fact that so many photographers are visual learners instead of book learners.  So the context…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 1

    Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    via scottwyden Filter used: Normal “My favorite WordPress host” via scottwyden Filter used: Normal “Mascot” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “The lights….” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “has fallen … I have walked off into the Bokeh… A Career has ended & a new adventure begins on Monday!” via fdan1 Filter used: Normal “Table deco” via scottwyden Filter used: Mayfair “Mid engagement session” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “Wish I had a longer lens …. adds … to wish list…
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    MCP Actions

  • Free Photoshop Action — to Support Cancer Awareness

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    We hear the word “cancer” so often, it’s easy just to let it roll by without even thinking. But, if you think about everyone you know, it’s hard to think of a family that hasn’t been impacted by it.  And cancer scares me! I worry that I could get cancer and that those close to me might.  That’s because like probably you, cancer has hit close to me too many times already. My grandmother Joan, after whom I am named, died from breast cancer in her early 40s, just prior to my birth.  My father-in-law fought colon cancer in the ’90s and, more recently…
  • How to Turn Your Photo Into Something Magical

    MCP Actions
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    How to Create and Edit a Magical Scene Picture I don’t know about you, but I am a big kid at heart, and I firmly believe in Magic! You want proof? This is what I captured the other day… A girl reading a magic book in a magic forest. Although my inner child would have loved to capture the image in camera, I had to tweak the reality to get to this. Here’s how I turned this more simple image into an extraordinary, magical one. 1. In Camera: It was late afternoon, but not dark yet. I sat my beautiful daughter against an old tree with a fairy tale book in her hands. Behind the…
  • Our High School Senior Posing Guides are Now Available!

    Jodi Friedman
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    LEARN THE SECRETS TO PERFECT POSING! Have you ever felt “stuck” during a senior session? Do you struggle with forced smiles and stiff poses? We’ve got the solution! Our brand-new senior posing guides will help you come up with creative poses, find the most flattering angles, and knock your next senior session out of the park!   Do you specialize in senior girls? Pick up our Poses+ Senior Girls guide for tips, tricks, and 90+ posing ideas.   Need more inspiration when shooting guys? Poses+ Senior Guys will help you break out of your rut.       Or, buy both and…
  • 5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

    MCP Actions
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember when people thought that it was silly to play with computers and that the Internet was just a passing fad?  Fast forward a decade or two later, and most of us can’t live without our mobile devices or are tied to our computers most of the day.  My husband jokes that I might as well have my iPhone surgically attached to my hand.  I rarely put it down. When it comes to your photography business, many of you take to social media in an effort to build your brand. While photographers with a large following and web presence rise to the top, other small photography businesses are…
  • Bring Out Rich Color and Detail in Your Photos

    Jodi Friedman
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to really make the details in your photos come to life with rich color edits The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera

    Carlos Echenique
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
     Hasselblad is set to showcase prototypes of its brand new H5D-50c Wi-Fi medium format camera at photokina (Hall 02.1: Stands A021 – B020)  The new model – a feature-rich upgrade to the H5D-50c CMOS unit launched earlier this year – provides photographers with more freedom than ever before, thanks to an innovative Wi-Fi module.  The [...] The post Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0

    Carlos Echenique
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also [...] The post Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    IndeGoGo Project AXIOM Beta seeks funding to create the world’s first Open Source 4K motion and stills camera. From their page: AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and you get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you [...] The post AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame D-SLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses [...] The post Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8

    Carlos Echenique
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
      September 12, 2014 Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That’s Been Worth Waiting For Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, [...] The post Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
 
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    John Beardsworth

  • Nikon’s D750 – now that’s an upgrade

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

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

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

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

    John
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:58 am
    “Peak Film” for me was around 1999-2000. I went for a 6 week trip to Australia and Japan, then did a couple of trips to Iceland, Italy too, and I used to carry two Nikons and a Bronica SQA with . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • How A Just Few Words Can Change Your Perception / Photography – Sean Kernan

    johnpaulcaponigro
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    An exercise too late for the book Looking Into The Light. “I write to find out what I have to say.” Charles Wright That’s how creativity works. You can try to conceptualize it all you want, but when you begin, it starts to come out differently different … if your lucky. Even if you do it all wrong, you learn more than you ever would by thinking. That’s why exercises function as the heart of my workshops, and new ones occur to me all the time, so many that I never get to a fraction of them in a class. The best of them literally take you beyond yourself. When that happens, you…
  • The Weird World Of Eadweard Muybridge

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    “A fantastic documentary on one of the key people in the history of cinema. A portrait of the pioneering photographer, forefather of cinema, showman and murderer Eadweard Muybridge. Born in Kingston upon Thames, Muybridge did his most famous work in California, where his experiments in early cinema and the public projection of his images using a machine he invented astounded audiences worldwide.” View The Essential Collection of Documentaries On Photographers. Read The Essential Collection of Photographer’s Quotes here. Read conversations with photographers here.
  • Sean Kernan’s new book won’t tell you what to see, but it can show you new ways to look.

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    “Years ago I stumbled on what felt like a secret door into creativity in photography. The secret is that photographers don’t need to hope that creativity will turn up. It’s there in us. Creativity is not something we do, it’s something we are…all the time.” says Kernan. “Sean Kernan has spent more than 30 years investigating ways that photographers find and use creativity. And all that insight now fills a workshop-in-a-book, Looking into the Light: Creativity and Photography, now available as an iBook. Kernan’s book offers ways to get to that creativity for photographers…
  • 17 Quotes On Making Connections

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on making connections. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs “Any fact becomes important when it’s connected to another.” ― Umberto Eco “Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law.” – Louis…
  • 35 Quotes By Photographer Bernice Abbott

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by photographer Bernice Abbott. “Imagine a world without photography, one could only imagine.” – Berenice Abbott “Photography helps people to see.” – Berenice Abbott “What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.” – Berenice Abbott “Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.” – Berenice Abbott “The…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • You Gotta Stop for a Rainbow

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The weekend was full of good stuff from chores to photography. When out on the property working, I like having a camera with me because you just never know what’s going to appear. 99% of what I take doing this just goes on the refrig under a magnet, just a fun memory of fun times. And these images belong there are well but hell, everyone loves a rainbow. We always stop to watch the sun set in the Sierra as no two are ever the same and they all seem gorgeous. This was no different so the Nikon V3 happily clicked away. Then a few heartbeats later, the heavens gave us a little bit better…
  • Going Back Old School

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Our good friends asked if I would mind taking photos for Woodrow’s senior year. We were happy to do it and I found it good to go back to the old school days of portraits. Now understand, I’ve got to think this stuff through, it doesn’t come naturally to me. And just to keep things interesting, they picked all the locations. I had no clue where we were going, no preplanning. So for two hours on Saturday we had a good ol time making some images. This first location they liked was this tunnel of trees. Shooting with the Df / 80-400VR3, I brought the Profoto B1 in close with a…
  • Then There is That Moment

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The storm parts for a second, the light strikes across the sapsucker and the Aspen for just a moment. The D4s cracks off and the shot is made. The morning has been a success, that one special moment preserved. Perfect
  • Looking for the UnCommon

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Starring through the D4s / 800mm at the Red-breasted Sapsucker, I’m looking for those images aren’t the basic “perched” shot. This means looking for and picking up on the biology that might just make for the uncommon shot from the common. That is the main reason I’m shooting with the D4s. I use a camera that shoots 11fps a lot to make up for my “day dreaming.” Often, I get so involved in what I’m seeing I forget to push the button. Then when reality hits and I do hit the button, the 11fps makes up for the “day dream lag” I suffer…
  • “He’s Back!”

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    With that, I came running out to the living room to see what Sharon was looking at. Sure enough, the Red-breasted Sapsucker that first visited last fall had returned to his wells. We’ve been watching but we’d not seen him since he left last year until today. You can see the wells he drilled last year in this photo, they seem to be all dry and useless. It’s hard to tell so far if he is opening these up or drilling new ones. It’s sure fun to see him though! I’m on the deck shooting, so I’m able to shoot basically at eyelevel with him. I’m shooting…
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Mountain Gorilla trekking: Up close & personal experience

    David Cardinal
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
  • Is the Canon EOS 7D Mark II the Nikon D400 DX shooters with a Nikon D300 have been waiting for?

    David Cardinal
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    It’s no secret that APS-C (aka DX-format) shooters have been given short-shrift by both Nikon and Canon for the last 5 years. The venerable Canon 7D and Nikon D300 (and the almost identical Nikon D300S) have been amazing cameras, but are more than long in the tooth. Canon has fixed that for its smaller-format loyalists in one fell swoop with the awesomely-speced Canon EOS 7D Mark II. That begs the question of whether DX loyalists on the Nikon side should consider jumping ship… read more
  • New Nikon D750: Powerhouse upgrade for Nikon D600, Nikon D610 and Nikon D700 owners

    David Cardinal
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Nikon’s new Nikon D750 has something for nearly everyone. State-of-the-art Autofocus, improved 24MP sensor, brand-new, high-performance body design, 6.5 fps full-frame, 100% viewfinder, pro-quality video features, tilting LCD, and a fairly sane price tag of $2300. It is going to be a hard camera to resist for current owners of the Nikon D600, Nikon D610, Nikon D700, and even those who have a Nikon D800 but would love a little more speed and are getting tired of super-large files. I’ll be doing a full field-test when I’m back from Africa, but based on the specs, here are my…
  • 10 things you should know about your camera (and your smartphone)!

    David Cardinal
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I get asked all the time to give advice about what camera someone should buy. Far less often I sometimes get asked a much more important question – “What do I need to learn how to do with my new camera before I take it on my vacation, or to some special event, and try to use it effectively?” Modern cameras (even many of those found in smartphones) have way too many features for anyone to master them all. But there are 10 basic skills you should learn. If you purchase your camera at a camera store with actual human salespeople (there are still a few), you can probably have…
  • Nikon D810 field test–Why I’m planning to buy my review unit

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

  • GoPro HERO4

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

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

    Stu Maschwitz
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you're going to geek out on cinematography, this is the way to do it. In the first five minutes of this video, there's more wisdom about 4K than than can easily be found on the entire rest of the internet. What matters far more than spatial resolution are acquisition dynamic range and display contrast (which is driven by black levels much more than brightness). From there they go on to discuss everything from distibution to lighting to, of course, cameras. Smart guys, good stuff.
  • Big iPhone, Little Camera

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Speaking of the Fujifilm X100T, here's one way I've been thinking about the sizes of the new iPhones announced yesterday (with the help of this printable size comparison PDF from Ars Technica). To say that any phone could be a subsitute for an APSC, F2 monster like the X100S or T would be ludicrous. As would be to claim that I never leave my big cameras behind knowing that my phone is often enough. Both iPhone 6 models feature the same 8-megapixel camera with phase-detect autofocus and ƒ/2.2 lens. The iPhone 6+ adds optical image stabilization. It's a gigantic phone. But it's also a…
  • Fujifilm X100T

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    I love my X100S. Today, Fuji announced its successor, the X100T. Here's a great write-up on it by Zack Arias of dedpxl.com. The X100 series is STILL my desert island camera. I’m so happy they haven’t screwed it up. It still has soul and that — is what makes a Fuji a Fuji. If you vignette the living crap out of a product comparison shot, we can be friends. What I find most intersting about Zack's impression is his (backed up by gorgeous shots) love for Fuji's "Classic Chrome" film emulation, which I first heard about in Fuji's recently-announced X30, a more affordable X-camera with an…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Bob Martus for John Varvatos

    Jamie Zimmermann
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Bob Martus was commissioned to photograph the John Varvatos Fall 2014 Lookbook.   Photographer: Bob Martus For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Accessories, bob martus, Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, john varvatos, men's fashion, photography, Shoes, Still Life Photography
  • Apple Talk with Liam Collins of Rubber Fish Art at Grand Central Terminal

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

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

    Jamie Zimmermann
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bob Martus took a trip up to Olivebridge, New York to photograph the country home of Dana McClure and Chris Lanier. Check out DesignSponge.com to see more of Bob’s photographs of this cozy family home.     Photographer: Bob Martus For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: bob martus, country home, interior decorating, interior design, interior photography, photography,…
  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Ryan Slack

    Jamie Zimmermann
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    We at Glasshouse Assignment are so happy to welcome Ryan Slack. Ryan is a talented portrait, sports, fashion and still life photographer who we are excited to collaborate with.   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, General Interest, News Tagged: Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, models, photographer, photography, ryan slack
 
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • New Video Workshop/Tour with Shane Hurlbut

    David Saffir
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The Shane Hurlbut Illumination Experience Video Tour I’ve spent the last few days supporting the opening sessions of Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Video Tour. Datacolor is a sponsor of these events, which will take place in 26 cities. The sessions are “intended for any filmmaker seeking industry insight on cinematic lighting and cinematography” – but […]
  • Review, Adorama Flashpoint 180 – Portable Flash Unit

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

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

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

    David Saffir
    28 Sep 2013 | 5:28 pm
    Camera to Output – “Begin With the End In Mind” October 19, 2013 Denver, Colorado Join us for this comprehensive seminar, and sharpen your skills in image capture, color managed workflow, studio photography, and post-production techniques. Getting it right in the camera Begin with the end in mind Color managed workflow Introduction: Live Studio Setups […]
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. #251 - In Conversation #3

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

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Thomas Allen Harris, an award-winning Director, is the President of Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences including feature length films, performances and multimedia productions. Chimpanzee’s innovative and acclaimed films - Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), E Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), VINTAGE – Families of Value (1995), - have received critical acclaim at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto,…
  • TCF Ep. 249 - Michael Grecco

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art.  One of the most sought-out visual storytellers in the world, his artistic conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create incomparable distinctive images that are famously dramatic, evocative, sophisticated, ironic and comedic.  Known for his high-concept imagery, Grecco is also famed for his innate ability to connect with each subject.  On the pulse point of still and motion technology and…
  • TCF Ep. 248 - Wyatt Neumann

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    When photographer Wyatt Neumann was 8-years-old his mother gave him Kodachrome 110 camera and told him he could shoot as much as he wanted as long he paid for film and developing. He cut a lot of lawns and delivered a lot papers, eventually turning his new toy into a profession. Wyatt now shoots on a variety of formats ranging from his 120 Mamiya to his iPhone, and his work has been recognized and awarded internationally. Resources:   http://www.wyattneumann.com/   http://issuu.com/wyattneumann/docs/book_final   http://www.aperture.org/crewdson/  …
  • TCF Ep. 247 - Bill Pierce

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

  • Trip Report: Journey to Joshua Tree National Park

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

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

    Derrald
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Lily of the Evening In the late 19th century and early 20th century Teddy Roosevelt would ride all over the badlands of North Dakota. These lilies would catch his eye and enamored with their beauty he would write about them in his diary. Elegant and bursting with color, they dot the prairie growing on hillsides and plateaus throughout the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On a warm evening with no breeze, I spent some time photographing these wild lilies, capturing the light filter through the petals as the sun hovered low on the horizon. I imagined how it must have been during…
  • Photo Friday: Stone and Light

    Derrald
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stone and Light A couple of weeks ago I took the family to Branched Oak Lake to camp. It was the first time outside of the backyard that my kids had ever been tent camping. We relaxed, made a fire, and of course, I brought my camera. Besides the images of the family, I did manage to sneak away to do a bit of work on the shore of Branched Oak Lake. My oldest daughter had found this rock earlier in the day on a hike and wanted me to photograph it – she loved the green moss growing on the sides and how it was by itself out in the water a bit. I always enjoy having my daughters with me when…
  • Field Review of the Canon 70D

    Derrald
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    For the photography enthusiasts that follow my blog, I’d like to let you know that I’ve recently posted my field review of the Canon 70D. I purchased the 70D about 8 months ago and I wanted to provide some feedback to those that might be interested in purchasing it for wildlife, nature, or scenic photography. The article can be found at this link: In the Field with the Canon 70D.
 
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Chef Chen Lanshu for the Wall Street Journal

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di VC PZD lens

    28 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    A smaller and lighter update to a popular extended-range zoom lens for 'full frame' DSLRs, which also boasts faster autofocusing plus moisture-resistance.
  • Nikon D750

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Nikon's latest FX DSLR slots in between the D610 and D810 models and boasts a tilting LCD monitor and EXPEED 4 processor chip.
  • BenQ PG2401PT Monitor

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    An attractive 24-inch monitor that can display 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space and includes all the necessary features for calibration and profiling.
  • Sigma DP2 Quattro

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Sigma's revised compact camera features a total body re-design plus a new APS-C-sized Foveon sensor with 30% higher resolution plus a matching 30mm f/2.8 lens.
  • FIRST LOOK: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    The long-awaited update to Canon's EOS 7D DSLR features Dual DIGIC 6 processors and faster, more accurate autofocusing plus continuous shooting at up to 10 frames/second.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Mindfulness for Creativity

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

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Street Reflections, Paris / Olympus E-M1, 1/200sec @f/4, ISO 800, 90mm As a landscape photographer I’m always looking for light, patterns, color, texture, and all the other elements of visual design that contribute to making a compelling image. This is true whether I’m in a beautiful natural setting or walking the streets of Paris. Regardless of the actual subject matter or situation, training yourself to see the world through that perspective is critical to becoming a better photographer. The practice of “seeing photographically” is key to growth, and when you…
  • Photokina 2014

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    I’ve been in Cologne, Germany for the past 4 days attending the Photokina Trade Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. I’m a guest artist with Canson Infinity, and I’m really honored once again to have my prints on display in their large beautiful booth. The convention takes place over 6 days, and is spread over 8 separate halls (or buildings) so it’s a huge event to say the least. There’s no way I’ll have enough time to see everything, so during short breaks I try and visit some of the vendors I’m familiar with. I spend most of my time in the…
  • Hudson River School Photo Workshop Report

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    We had a great first run of the Hudson River School photo workshop this week, and the weather truly cooperated with great light, dramatic clouds, and constantly changing conditions. I much prefer unpredictable weather over stable forecasts, especially on workshops even if it means there’s more risk of rain. It teaches students so much more about awareness of light, working in changing conditions, and dispels the myth that the only great light is at sunrise or sunset. I see so many photographers leave a location after the so called “golden light” time frame, and miss out on great…
  • Photo Journal: Hunter Beach, Acadia National Park

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
      Olympus E-M1, 1 sec @f/11, ISO 200, 24mm, 6 stop ND During our stay in Acadia National Park last weekmy family and I visited this beach one foggy morning,  I had no real expectations of capturing anything special, we were just there enjoying nature and this special place. In fact, at the parking area it was rather clear and sunny, and I almost left my backpack behind, but thought “better safe than sorry.”But as we hiked further along the half mile trail, a thick fog slowly started to permeate the forest. By the time we reached the rocky beach, we could hear the waves…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • From Darkness…

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lonely Woman

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

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

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

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

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

  • Weekly Street Photos #17

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    This week's theme: ROVING SALESMEN I have always been amused at the wide variety of products I find being sold on the streets of Metro-Manila. Aside from the usual vendors that offer refreshments and snacks to motorists, there are enterprising salesmen that peddle guitars, used clothing, toys and a variety of goods (bonsai trees, house-ware, car-care products, etc.) you will only find in
  • 8th Generation - IPhone 6 & 6 Plus

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
      The new IPhone 6 and 6 plus   It has become a tradition of this blog to review IPhones as they come out. If you look to the right-hand column of this page, you can still see the ancient IPhone icon I still use to display my commercial portfolio. I have been an IPhone user since version one and have upgraded almost from one generation to the next with the exception of the last two versions
  • Weekly Street Photos #15

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This week's theme: COPS I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the police this week-- in honor  of the recent headlines about police officers criminally hijacking a civilian van in broad daylight in the middle of EDSA (Manila's central thoroughfare) for several million pesos; and in gratitude for losing my driver's license after an officer of the law booked me yesterday for an
  • Weekly Street Photos #14

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This week's theme: URBAN POVERTY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "City Beds"   "Spare Change"   "Rhogelio's Uphill Battle" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Aliens are invading, Are You Ready?

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

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

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Ever the opportunistic photophile, I perchanced upon these foraging major workers of the common weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, locked together in a deep kiss, though even if it does seem like the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    I dreamt; and in my dream I was a butterfly. I woke; or is it simply That, weary of the sky, Some butterfly is sleeping And dreams that it is I? – Zhuangzi (369-286 BC) Butterflies are among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

    Krishna Mohan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images In Light

  • Photokina 2014

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

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

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

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

    Ross Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Larger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IILarger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IIRossImages In Light
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • Brilliant Photos Capture Tokyo’s Electric Colors in Unexpected Places

    Doug Bierend
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Tokyo often appears in photographs as a metropolis awash in light and color. Usually it’s neon signs or bright streetlights, but sometimes its something unusual, like the green flash of a flock of parakeets. Photographer Yoshinori Mizutani captures all of these things as he wanders the city seeking inspiration in things he might not understand—like, […] The post Brilliant Photos Capture Tokyo’s Electric Colors in Unexpected Places appeared first on WIRED.
  • See What’s Buried in the Swiss Bunkers Turned Into Secretive Data Centers

    Pete Brook
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In his series Deposit, Swiss photographer Yann Mingard reveals another type of data storage facility: the privately owned bunker space within which individuals, companies and even nation-states secure their most precious code, papers, and in some cases, genetic material. The post See What’s Buried in the Swiss Bunkers Turned Into Secretive Data Centers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Old-School NASA Photos Transport You to Space Exploration’s Glory Days

    Zachary Slobig
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Space photography is largely taken for granted these days. But there was a time not so long ago when images from space had the power to truly amaze, a time when a photo of, say, Ed White floating in the void boggled the mind and inspired the imagination. The post Old-School NASA Photos Transport You to Space Exploration’s Glory Days appeared first on WIRED.
  • Hilarious Photos Capture the Complex Emotions of the Wet Dog

    Jakob Schiller
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Few animals are quite so human in their expression as dogs. If you doubt that at all, check out Sophie Gamand’s photos of canines being bathed. These hilarious and expressive pictures reveal many of the same emotions—anger, humiliation, joy—you see in human faces, underscoring the unique bond we share with our four-legged friends. The post Hilarious Photos Capture the Complex Emotions of the Wet Dog appeared first on WIRED.
  • Beautiful Photos of Explosions Captured at the Perfect Moment

    Jakob Schiller
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Christian Weber makes beautiful photos of explosions. But his pictures aren’t just about crazy arrangements of bright light and smoke. He’s also using them to document the notion of energy---a notoriously difficult subject to capture in a picture. The post Beautiful Photos of Explosions Captured at the Perfect Moment appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Powerful Beauty

    Rich Legg
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • SOLD!

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

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

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

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

  • The beauty of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar with towering mountains in the background

    ashish
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    The beauty of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar with towering mountains in the background (Prints / More photos) There are a number of beautiful, well laid gardens on the shore of the Dal Lake, with towering mountains on one side. These are collectively known as the Mughal Gardens, because the Mughals took a keen interest in setting up, maintaining and expanding these gardens. They have been well maintained, and are now one of the places that tourists come to visit and relax in; and these are not small gardens; they can be pretty large. This is a garden known as Shalimar Garden, a beautiful…
  • A Kashmiri merchant selling artificial jewelry from his shikara in the Dal Lake

    ashish
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    A Kashmiri merchant selling artificial jewelry from his shikara in the Dal Lake (More photos here) Life on the Dal Lake, the main tourist attraction of Srinagar in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is almost like a floating city, with people coming up to the houseboats where tourists are staying on shikaras to sell provisions, vegetables, and even artificial jewelery in this case. This Kashmiri man, a merchant, is on the adjoining shikara (a long narrow wooden boat) and is a floating shop selling artificial jewellery on the lake. In the time it took for our shikara to reach the…
  • A houseboat and its steps and with muck below the boat

    ashish
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    A houseboat and its steps and with muck below the boat (More photos) Houseboats are one of the prime tourist attractions in the Dal Lake in Srinagar. These are wonderfully made, and with great interior decoration. Living here can be very luxurious, depending on the houseboat that has been selected. But, contrary to the expectation of some people, these boats don’t move, they are firmly anchored in place with ropes and metal wires; the only movement being some amount of movement due to waves in the water. Since the boats don’t move, the water below and near them also tends to be…
  • Kashmiri Lady rowing a small boat from the shore of the Dal Lake

    ashish
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Old Kashmiri lady rowing a boat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar (More photos / Prints) A Kashmiri lady rowing a boat in the Dal Lake, close to the shore of the lake. For the people who live on the lake, moving from place to place on the lake on a boat is second nature. In the background is the Boulevard Road, the road that runs next to the lake and has a number of hotels and restaurants on this road. This is one of the most important roads for tourists in the city. There are boats lining the shore of the lake. As you can see, the surface of the lake is many feet below the road level, and in the…
  • Multiple families relaxing in multiple Shikaras in the Dal Lake in Srinagar

    ashish
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Multiple families relaxing in multiple Shikaras in the Dal Lake in Srinagar (More photos / Prints) Tourists come to Srinagar to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. One of the major attractions in the city is the Dal lake, a small lake that is practically the tourist center of the city. Relaxing in a Shikara ride is an essential part of that experience; the tranquil feeling of relaxing in a slow moving decorated boat on a lake, moving among houseboats as well as more open sections of the lake enable one to forget all about tensions and worries and just relax in the moment. Here, one can see…
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Beauty of a Loch in the Scottish Highlands along with hills

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

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

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

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

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Eilean Donan Castle is a very beautiful castle, located on the shore of Loch Duich. It is actually located on an island, named Eilean Donan, which is located very close to the shore. The castle was part of many protests and fighting over the years, and was finally destroyed many centuries back to prevents its use in rebellions. It was only in the first half of the 20th century that the castle was restored back to the condition in which it is seen today and a bridge was constructed to connect the island to the mainland, and over the years, the castle became a tourist highlight. Right now,…
 
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    Dane Sanders

  • Writing is the New Black

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

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

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

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

    Dane Sanders
    23 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    How the new Tonight Show host is reinventing late night while showing us all how to own our entrepreneurial space. In his first week as the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon did what he always does: He delivered the goods. Many pundits believed that the entire genre of late night talk shows had run its course. The golden age of Johnny Carson and Jay Leno and David Letterman had come and gone. We were in a perpetual farewell tour. Sure, there are some funny guys still going strong. Conan is hilarious. Kimmel kills. I remember in college when I would set my alarm every morning just to wake…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Melissa Lyttle Leaving the Tampa Bay Times – #ILovePhoto Chat – Sept. 26, 2014

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week, Allen calls Richard Prince a Jerk, Melissa Lyttle leaves the Tampa Bay Times, the iPhone 6 has a great camera and more. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:05 Chris Anderson photographs Derek Jeter 5:10 Hipstamatic Launches Photo Foundation to help inner city kids 8:35 How does the iPhone 6 camera compare to previous versions? 14:08 Forest Service charges media to take photos 17:18 Melissa Lyttle is…
  • Student Edition – Selects #21

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s back to school season and in celebration we wanted to highlight those PhotoShelter members that are going back to class – getting their BA’s or MFA’s at schools across the world. We called on APA LA’s co-chairman and photographer, Anthony Nex to curate this special edition – and we found some great photography from those comin’ up on the rise. Take a look at the entire email here, and be sure to opt-in to receive Selects if you’re not already! Photo by Sharron Diedrichs, a student in the SVA Masters Program You can also submit your work to…
  • A Drink On Us: PhotoShelter Happy Hours Happening Around the World

    Sarah Jacobs
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This Fall we’re excited to be hosting a series of happy hours – from Seattle, all the way to the Philippines. Come connect with fellow photographers and the PhotoShelter members who are hosting these fantastic events. Did we mention the first drink is on us? It’s all the more reason to get out there and connect with your community. Check out the dates and times below and register today! Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  – at The Cube When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 6-8PM ICT Host: Quinn Ryan Mattingly RSVP…
  • Wireless Image Transmission with PhotoShelter and Nikon

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    PhotoShelter member and adventure photographer Brett Wilhelm recently published on his blog a how-to for digital image transmission using Nikon and PhotoShelter. Here’s his instructions: We hope you learn from the following guide how relatively easy it is today to set up your own wireless digital image transmission system, leveraging off-the-shelf technology from Nikon and PhotoShelter, and thus keep pace with larger agencies and other news sources to transmit images in near real time, or conversely, simply share imagery from a shoot with offsite partners and creatives. We present…
  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Bodies of Work

    David
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Another question from my recent Q&A on Facebook. Some of the questions needed more time and space to answer, this is one of those: How do develop from taking random images to working on projects? What makes a good project? When is it finished? First, I think it’s important to recognize that there are no rules on any of this. The big question is this: what do you want to create? In the case of projects, what I will call a body of work, I think what transforms random individual images into a body of work is cohesion – they work together in some way. How they work together is where…
  • Finding Your Mojo

    David
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:28 pm
    A friend and I, looking for our mojo on Prince Edward Island yesterday. Sometimes we find it, sometimes we don’t, but the search is our job. Last week I spent some time on Facebook answering questions. It was a lot of fun, and something I’d like to do more often. One question that came up a couple times in different ways was this: I’ve lost my drive, my mojo to pick up the camera. I have so much I want to say with my camera but somehow, I’m blocked! In my experience when people talk about losing their mojo, they mean their inspiration. We’ve all been there in some…
  • A Bigger Story

    David
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Dusk. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 2014 Do you know why Apple succeeds the way it does? OK, aside from sexy products? They tap into something bigger than technology. Sure, they’re a technology company, and you either love them or hate them, but they aren’t selling phones or computers. They’re selling a narrative. They’re selling Think Different. Creative freedom. Apple is not alone in this. The best companies – the ones with the most loyal followings – sell a bigger idea and connect what they do to that idea. The other day I opened a discussion about…
  • Waiting, in Newfoundland.

    David
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I get nervous when things come too easily, which, as it turns out, is not remotely the case on this trip. Sadly, I also get nervous when things are tough and there are no guarantees that my work is going anywhere. That’s the tension I’ve been living in on this trip across Canada, now into its 6th week. I’ve been posting images of the trip on Instagram and here on the blog, but not the work I’ve been chipping away at, which has been misunderstood by at least one reader already who wrote to tell me my work sucked and he was close to unfollowing me. Funny how you can get anything online;…
  • Photographers and Money. We Should Talk.

    David
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One day I want to sit down with my readers, somehow, and have an honest conversation about money, and how we make it and manage it as creatives. I don’t know how it’ll happen – it’s hard enough having honest conversations about things that aren’t so surrounded by fear and shame and a general, “I don’t want to talk about it” feeling. Which is odd, frankly, as it’s one of those subjects that, if spoken about freely, could help so many people. The desire for that conversation is why I wrote VisionMongers, and most recently How to Feed a Starving Artist. It’s also why I…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Melissa Lyttle Leaving the Tampa Bay Times – #ILovePhoto Chat – Sept. 26, 2014

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week, Allen calls Richard Prince a Jerk, Melissa Lyttle leaves the Tampa Bay Times, the iPhone 6 has a great camera and more. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:05 Chris Anderson photographs Derek Jeter 5:10 Hipstamatic Launches Photo Foundation to help inner city kids 8:35 How does the iPhone 6 camera compare to previous versions? 14:08 Forest Service charges media to take photos 17:18 Melissa Lyttle is…
  • Student Edition – Selects #21

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s back to school season and in celebration we wanted to highlight those PhotoShelter members that are going back to class – getting their BA’s or MFA’s at schools across the world. We called on APA LA’s co-chairman and photographer, Anthony Nex to curate this special edition – and we found some great photography from those comin’ up on the rise. Take a look at the entire email here, and be sure to opt-in to receive Selects if you’re not already! Photo by Sharron Diedrichs, a student in the SVA Masters Program You can also submit your work to…
  • A Drink On Us: PhotoShelter Happy Hours Happening Around the World

    Sarah Jacobs
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This Fall we’re excited to be hosting a series of happy hours – from Seattle, all the way to the Philippines. Come connect with fellow photographers and the PhotoShelter members who are hosting these fantastic events. Did we mention the first drink is on us? It’s all the more reason to get out there and connect with your community. Check out the dates and times below and register today! Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  – at The Cube When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 6-8PM ICT Host: Quinn Ryan Mattingly RSVP…
  • Wireless Image Transmission with PhotoShelter and Nikon

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    PhotoShelter member and adventure photographer Brett Wilhelm recently published on his blog a how-to for digital image transmission using Nikon and PhotoShelter. Here’s his instructions: We hope you learn from the following guide how relatively easy it is today to set up your own wireless digital image transmission system, leveraging off-the-shelf technology from Nikon and PhotoShelter, and thus keep pace with larger agencies and other news sources to transmit images in near real time, or conversely, simply share imagery from a shoot with offsite partners and creatives. We present…
  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

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

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

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

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

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

  • You Gotta Stop for a Rainbow

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The weekend was full of good stuff from chores to photography. When out on the property working, I like having a camera with me because you just never know what’s going to appear. 99% of what I take doing this just goes on the refrig under a magnet, just a fun memory of fun times. And these images belong there are well but hell, everyone loves a rainbow. We always stop to watch the sun set in the Sierra as no two are ever the same and they all seem gorgeous. This was no different so the Nikon V3 happily clicked away. Then a few heartbeats later, the heavens gave us a little bit better…
  • Going Back Old School

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Our good friends asked if I would mind taking photos for Woodrow’s senior year. We were happy to do it and I found it good to go back to the old school days of portraits. Now understand, I’ve got to think this stuff through, it doesn’t come naturally to me. And just to keep things interesting, they picked all the locations. I had no clue where we were going, no preplanning. So for two hours on Saturday we had a good ol time making some images. This first location they liked was this tunnel of trees. Shooting with the Df / 80-400VR3, I brought the Profoto B1 in close with a…
  • Then There is That Moment

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The storm parts for a second, the light strikes across the sapsucker and the Aspen for just a moment. The D4s cracks off and the shot is made. The morning has been a success, that one special moment preserved. Perfect
  • Looking for the UnCommon

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Starring through the D4s / 800mm at the Red-breasted Sapsucker, I’m looking for those images aren’t the basic “perched” shot. This means looking for and picking up on the biology that might just make for the uncommon shot from the common. That is the main reason I’m shooting with the D4s. I use a camera that shoots 11fps a lot to make up for my “day dreaming.” Often, I get so involved in what I’m seeing I forget to push the button. Then when reality hits and I do hit the button, the 11fps makes up for the “day dream lag” I suffer…
  • “He’s Back!”

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    With that, I came running out to the living room to see what Sharon was looking at. Sure enough, the Red-breasted Sapsucker that first visited last fall had returned to his wells. We’ve been watching but we’d not seen him since he left last year until today. You can see the wells he drilled last year in this photo, they seem to be all dry and useless. It’s hard to tell so far if he is opening these up or drilling new ones. It’s sure fun to see him though! I’m on the deck shooting, so I’m able to shoot basically at eyelevel with him. I’m shooting…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Behind The Scenes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hello world!

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

  • DPE Podcast 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It takes about three-plus hours of motorboat navigation from the popular tourist center, Nyaungshwe, through lnle Lake to reach Taung Tho Kyaung village. Located far at the southern end of the lake, this place is off the tourist circuit and really worth a visit. Numerous small villages along the lake itself and the shores can be seen along the way. The houses are small and modest, built on stilts from wood and bamboo. Intha, meaning “sons of the lake,”is the name of ethnic group that lives here; they are self-sufficient and…
  • Think Tank Photo Announces New Mirrorless Mover Bag Color

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Hey, our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad®. I am big fan of Think Tank, and I use the Mirrorles Mover 30i myself with my Fuji kit.   And don’t forget that by…
  • Cesis in Photos | Latvia

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

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

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

  • Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

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

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

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

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

    DiscerningPhotog
    29 Dec 2013 | 8:30 am
    Do you know how to effectively control White Balance on your DSLR camera? Accurately recording color temperature during exposure is a critical skill thall all photographers should learn. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Your DSLR camera is probably set for Auto White Balance, or AWB, and that’s fine up to a point. The key to Auto White Balance is understanding what’s it’s doing and how it’s doing it; from there, an understanding of white balance and how to control it will definitely make you a better photographer. WHAT IS WHITE BALANCE? An illustrated Kelvin scale of relative…
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Introduction to Close up and Macro Photography

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

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

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

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

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

  • New Blog and Website

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

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

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

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

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

  • WPN "Photographer Spotlight": Michael Hill

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

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

    Diana Topan
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photographSeptember 13, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 54 years ago, on 13 September 1960 (d. 27 July 1994), Kevin Carter was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. Following the winning of the Pulitzer Prize he committed suicide at the age of 33. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a hooded vulture landed nearby. Carter…
  • Ozone Zone International Photo Salon - Competition 2014

    Diana Topan
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    September 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Promoting The Beauty of Our World and Positive Changes. Annual photo salon supporting Artists' Bill of Rights, and under FIAP patronage. 2014 Themes: COLOURMONOCHROME HAPPINESS (special theme)This photography competition's goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special moment in life, a pristine wildlife scene, or a conceptual art image created in studio,…
  • PBS documentary looks at the life of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange

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

  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
       Newburyport, MA is located near the mouth of the Merrimack River which feeds the Atlantic Ocean. A true gem of a Yankee town, deep in typical New England coastal sailing and fishing history.   The center of town has become tourist attraction of many private boutique retail shops. One of the most notable traits of each shop is it's custom signage which hangs outside their door. That they hang in similar fashion may be the only common trait they share, otherwise they are as unique as the business themselves.   Here are a few of what you'll find hanging…
  • Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you like cars from the past that have been meticulously restored, here are few that were on display. Texas Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals this weekend.Here is a link to more photos...   http://bit.ly/1lEGMtl
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    Black Star Rising

  • 3 Steps to Using Google Analytics To Help You Get More Photography Clients

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

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

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

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

    Kathy DalPra
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Good old fashioned relationship marketing still works. I love the Internet for growing a business, but it doesn’t eliminate the power of local promotion. For instance, when I was pregnant with my daughter I started seeing a new chiropractor for the sudden back pain my big belly was bringing on. One of the things I loved about her practice was the modern, zen decor that put me at ease and especially the gorgeous lifestyle canvas prints hanging everywhere. One day when I was waiting for an adjustment and staring at the photography, I realized that one of the photos was my chiropractor…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Updated Letus Helix – $4000 Single Operator Camera Stabiliser

    Sebastian Wöber
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    A few months ago, at NAB 2014 we’ve been reporting about one of the brushless gimbal stabilisation systems we currently find most intriguing, the Letus Helix. Hien Le, CEO of Letus gave us a complete rundown of all the features and advantages of the newest version of the Letus Helix. One of the things most interesting about this brushless gimbal stabilisation system is that it is very light and easy to hold and can be easily operated by a single person. Hien mentions all the other benefits in detail in the video above. Apparently the Letus Helix is currently on back-order, so if you…
  • Wearable Drone Takes Selfie To The Next Level, Meet Nixie

    Tim Fok
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Meet Nixie, a micro drone that wraps around your arm and at the flick of a wrist, takes off to snap photo/video of yourself in action. If the arms lengths, high angle self portrait photo isn’t your thing, or none of your buddies are close by/exist, this could be the device for you. Nixie is a small drone autonomous drone that will automatically take video or photo of you before returning back. The device has is part of the Intel Make It Wearable contest, and in turn is designed to wrap around arm; the flexible rotor arms double up in an almost slap bracelet fashion to secure to your…
  • G-Technology G-Speed Studio XL holds 64TB and can Transfer 1.3GB per Second!

    Sebastian Wöber
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    With 4K becoming more and more a standard format filmmakers and editors need large RAID drives with a fast interface. We’ve seen many Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 drives over the last months. Here’s an entirely new RAID solution by G-Technology. As Mark from G-Tech describes these new G-Technology G-Speed Studio XL drives can hold up to 64TB on 8 drives. That’s 56TB in RAID 5 which is a backup + speed hardware RAID configuration that requires a single 8GB drive to backup your data (backup is split equally across all drives and can always run with 1 missing or faulty drive)…
  • ON THE COUCH – ep 19, part 3 – Ryan Burke (Røde Microphones), Philip Bloom, George Olver (Movidiam)

    Nino Leitner
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:37 pm
    To see part 1 of episode 19, click here. To see part 2 of episode 19, click here.   In the 3rd part of episode 19 of ON THE COUCH, we talk about the importance of audio on a shoot. After all, audio is 50% of a film, but nevertheless, it’s often neglected in shooting environments especially by cameramen who are concentrated on created compelling images by their very nature. Ryan Burke from Røde, Philip Bloom and George Olver from Movidiam.com and I engaged in a compelling conversation about the reasons for this problem and also the difficulties of convincing some clients on smaller…
  • GoPro Hero 4 Revealed, 4K video up to 30p

    Tim Fok
    27 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    The much anticipated GoPro Hero 4 has been announced. The camera will be available as two models, a Black and Silver edition as well as a new entry-level camera simply named The Hero. Much like Apple, GoPro are well known for their methodical, annual announcements for new technology. It’s therefore common that around this time of the year, rumors knock about on the potential spec of the latest camera; 4k 30p has been up there for a while amongst other things. You’ll be pleased to know that it will meet most expectations. First we’ll look at the Black Edition. As predicted by…
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

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

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

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

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

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

  • Jess + Evan | Married

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

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

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

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

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

  • Meet a Friend of Mine: X-E2 First Day

    Romanas Naryškin
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    It must be snowing in hell – I bought a new camera. After much thought, much going back and forth, much of Nasim-nagging with what I not-so-secretly consider to be the most irrelevant questions, I bought a new camera. But that is not what I want to tell you today. All my impressions will come in due time. This time, though, there will be less talking and more viewing, as the first thing I wanted to do with it was… well, photography. Weird, am I not? And what better place there is to try a small, discreet, quiet camera than the narrow streets of my favourite city, Vilnius.A side…
  • Classic Low-Contrast B&W With Lightroom

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    There are most likely as many ways to achieve a beautiful B&W look as there are photographers. Maybe I am exaggerating it a little, but then I am in love with B&W. It is not as if I don’t like colour, oh no. It’s just that I like the “classic” look that much. So today, instead of doing some general article on B&W conversion and trying to cover several different looks, I am going to pick out a photograph and just work on it until it is exactly how I pre-visualized it a second before pressing that shutter. First of all, though, we need a photograph. I…
  • That Classic Vintage Look

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I get asked very, very often how I process my photographs. And it is no secret – most of the time, I simply use VSCO. It suits me so well, coincides with the way I see and pre-vizualise my work, my style and my taste so accurately, only rarely do I need to dive deep into the post-processing closet to pick something else on my own. And yet despite me saying it, I get asked this one question really rather often – how do I achieve that look? It took me a while to figure out what do most people mean by that look, but I have. It’s not the colour or the light or the composition…
  • Let’s Talk About Professionals

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I have a rather peculiar confession to make, something I’ve not spoken of loudly to all that many people before. Here goes: whenever someone asks me what I do in life, what I do for a living, I always cringe slightly. Now, I do not mean Photography Life – I am very proud to work here and enjoy writing interesting articles immensely (whether I manage to write something interesting is a different matter altogether, but I dare say I do every now and then). No. I always cringe before saying I am a wedding photographer. Mind you, I do not actually consider myself a wedding photographer…
  • Photokina 2014: Leica

    Romanas Naryškin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    With most Photokina announcements behind us, it is a good time to look back and overview some of the new products we have not yet covered, namely Leica. As I expected, the new Leica M Edition 60 spawned quite a lot of differing opinions. But it’s not the only camera the legendary German manufacturer has brought to our attention and, whilst none are cheap, the other products are considerably more affordable. There’s the film Leica M-A, a new Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens for the medium format S system and a few smaller format digital Leica models. Let’s glance through them in…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Wallace Stegner: The Wilderness Idea

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

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

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

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

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

  • Family night out to see Melbourne Rising play Rugby and a chance to win tickets.

    sesame
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Brought to you by Nuffnang and Melbourne Rising I must admit that I am not well versed in sport. I come from a soccer family and that was about the extent of my interest in things involving organised running with a ball until coming to Australia. There is such a culture of activity here that on any given night there will be something played somewhere to a crowd of happy fans. As my kids are growing up here, we are fast becoming part of the chorus of cheering crowds, adding new sports to our repertoire often! This was our first time heading to anything Rugby Union related. In fact, up until I…
  • School holiday park hopping and bite breaks.

    sesame
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Welcome to the #snackosphere. I think that is the current subtitle of my life. Seriously, every day with these kids has become a game of how to get them from point A to point B without starving or at least complaining that they might.* They finish one thing and with the crumbs still falling from their faces say; “I’m hungry.” Despite being the worst face stuffing offender, Kieran is still wearing a size three toddler shorts because he is so skinny. Clearly the kids are burning off the fuel as fast as I throw it at them. A mother of teenage boys warned me that the…
  • Mr Devine talks getting the best domestic airfare prices in Australia for a family trip

    sesame
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Since Sesame Ellis was gong to Salt Lake City for a conference (and LA on the way back to visit with friends) I was not all that fond of the notion of continuing to work in a demanding job and at the same time looking after 3 primary school kids (without either outsourcing some of it to unsuspecting friends, or leaving one or more of them alone  at school pickup or in the house).      So I took the time off and decided that we were all going to sunny warm Noosa, Queensland for most of that time.  It would let me take a well needed break from work, spend some quality…
  • Introducing Mr. Devine

    sesame
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    While I am the emotional/creative side of the family, my husband is the travel planner, chef, technology help desk and entire department of financial affairs. As this blog grows, I am always looking for ways to help readers with great content. With that in mind, it occurred to me that Alec’s extensive research into ways of doing awesome things as a family for as little cost as possible would be of value to many of you! I did not think he would be willing to contribute as he is sort known for being the silent and mostly invisible member of our family online, but he surprised me with…
  • 50+ blogger headshots in two days and other reasons I missed everything said at the ProBlogger Event

    sesame
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    From fashion forward to serious and from friendly, fun and adventurous to crafty, knowledgeable, approachable and even classic, these head shots needed to represent so many different personalities in a very small window of time. I am thrilled that ProBlogger had me up for the conference to do these head shots in the Olympus booth. I consider it an honour to be trusted to photograph people who usually run from the camera…there is a reason bloggers live on the internet. The spots were completely booked out within five minutes of the session times released online and everyone showed up…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • How to take great portraits outside (on location)

    NickW
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    How do I take photographs of people outside? Being able to take a lovely portrait image outside is always rewarding but for many people they can never quite get it right.  More often than not your subject ends up either squinting, becoming a bit too dark or one side of their face becomes overly bright whilst the other is clothed in darkness.   It is a strange fact that the majority of people I ask know one rule of photography and yet that rule is wrong – try it yourself, heres the question. “When taking a photograph of a person outside where do I as the photographer want to…
  • Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

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

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

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

    15 Feb 2014 | 1:49 am
    Taking Great Portraits – Introduction course in Chelmsford, essex We had a great day here at Unshaken Photography Training yesterday with a team of new portrait photographers as we took them from limited knowledge to taking some super images as you will see below. The guys on the programme we pretty much all new to working with studio lighting so we started with the basics of talking about the basic lighting equipment to moving onto posing, lighting set-ups and then some key tips on post production (editing) primarily in Lightroom but also with some additional plug-ins (Imagenomic…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Back to Basics: The Many Benefits of Shooting with a Prime Lens

    Chris Corradino
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    There's no denying the convenience of a zoom lens, but there is a trade off most photographers won't admit. They make us lazy. Instead of walking around to find the best vantage point, we stay grounded in one spot. This often results in the last thing any of us want, unoriginal compositions. In this piece, I'd like to share an exercise to break free of these constraints. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Everything Else is Black

    Chris Corradino
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    I've visualized this type of shot for a while but haven't been able to capture it until now. The idea was to show just a sliver of sunlight on a subject while everything else remained in deep shadow. To accentuate this, I underexposed the areas in the shade, rendering it near black. I then converted the shot to B&W in Lightroom and added a bit of contrast.  For more ideas on what kinds of images work best in black and white, check my tutorial here.  
  • Let the Motion Show

    Chris Corradino
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Showing the motion of your subject can be more effective than freezing it. At 1/6th of a second, we see a lively field of grasses swaying to the ocean breeze. This is a much more interesting image than a traditional capture with a fast shutter speed of 1/125. For more ideas of how to use a slow shutter speed for creative exposures, check my article here. 
  • Meet the NYIP Mentors in Popular Photography Magazine

    Chris Corradino
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Popular Photography recently interviewed me for a sponsored series of Photo Tips from NYIP mentors. There's also a terrific piece by Patrick Donehue on the "21 Habits of Successful Photographers". If you'd like to learn more about the common attributes found in many pros, I'd strongly encourage you to read it now and bookmark it for future reference. Finally, be sure to catch the interview with photographer Tim Pannell. His work will absolutely blow you away. 
  • New Tutorial: 5 Things Most Wildlife Photographers Won't Tell You

    Chris Corradino
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Creating a beautiful image of an elusive creature is an exciting challenge for all nature photographers. Unlike the controlled environments common in zoos and farms, wildlife is fleeting. Since most opportunities last just a few short seconds, there is little room for error when the subject finally appears. Equipped with these proven tips and techniques, you can relive the experiences through photos you are proud to call your own. Read the full tutorial here. 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • A Car, a Camera and the Open Road by John Leland

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Photograph Garry Winogrand For a country whose central myths involve travel and its sidekick, reinvention, Americans are often clueless about the true nature of the road. It is not about freedom, rubber, the wind in your hair and “Born to Be Wild” on the stereo. The road is about hardship. It’s the thing between the places we want to be — it’s where we are when we’re 50 miles from nowhere. Read the full story on The New York Times LENS
  • Revisiting 9/11: Unpublished Photos by James Nachtwey (TIME LightBox)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    James Nachtwey happened to be in New York the morning of 9/11 and made his way to Ground Zero. Ten years ago, TIME published Nachtwey’s extraordinary pictures from the day, but he had not revisited those 27 rolls of film since. Read more: James Nachtwey’s 9/11 Photographs – LightBox http://lightbox.time.com/2011/09/07/revisiting-911-unpublished-photos-by-james-nachtwey/#ixzz3D3MoQUGq
  • ‘I Am About To Call It A Day’ by Bieke Depoorter (Burn Magazine)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    ‘I am about to call it a day’ is a sequel on ‘Ou Menya’, a project where I entered the intimacy of families in Russia, while spending one night with them. This time, I have travelled through the United States. It is a series of portraits of places and people where I spent the night while passing through. I meet my family-for-the night on the streets. The social contact, the short and intense encounters and the mutual trust for them to take me into their most intimate privacy is an important element in my work. Visit Burn Magazine to view full essay…
  • Scarred for Life: Mental Illness in the Eastern Congo by Patrick Meinhardt

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    According to the Mental Health Program, at least 15 million Congolese have mental disorders and lack the resources western countries have. A report from the “Organisation suisse d’aide aux réfugiés” (OSAR) states that drugs used in western countries are nowhere to be found in the DRC. Most families are unable to assume the expenses of the treatment, leaving most cases untreated or taken care by NGOs like the Brothers of Charity or Doctors without Borders. Lack of government support isn´t the only obstacle: Mental institutions have to deal with the conception most Congolese coming…
  • Echoes of Africa Along the Carolina Coast by Pete Marovich

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he pitched the idea to a magazine editor. Continue reading on The New York Times LENS 
 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • The Grand Teton in Infrared

    Brian Matiash
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:13 am
    Continuing on down the road with infrared photography experimentation, I’m sharing this photo of the Grand Teton mountain range. The idea of starting so freshly with a new area of photography is very exciting due to the stumbles, but more because of what overcoming those stumbles may yield. Even as I look at this image, I see things that bother me or things that I’d do differently in the field. Regardless, I am sharing the image because it’s important to remind ourselves that growth is not always a perfect-looking photo. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It’s a…
  • Schwabacher Landing

    Brian Matiash
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    First off – I want to say Thank You!!! to everyone for taking the time to send along your happy birthday wishes. It means a lot and I really appreciate the gesture. Well, I made it home safely and got all of my photos taken during the excellent Grand Tetons workshop imported into my primary Lightroom catalog. One of the images that I was most eager to share was this one taken on our second visit to Schwabacher Landing. During our first visit there at sunrise, I noticed that there was still a good amount of fall color in the leaves of some of the trees flanking the water. We knew that…
  • The case for infrared photography

    Brian Matiash
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    Well, I am officially hooked on infrared photography. Earlier this morning, we took our DPW Workshop attendees to the historic barns on Mormon Row Road in Grand Tetons National Park for sunrise. Leading up to leaving for Wyoming, I got the idea to see how infrared photography would work with a Sony A7-system camera body. After doing a bunch of searching for rentals, I found that Lensrentals.com had an A7r body with a 720nm IR filter affixed to the sensor. Thankfully, they were able to get me the body the day before I flew out and I ‘ve been putting it to very rigorous use. While there…
  • Sunrise over Mormon Row

    Brian Matiash
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Well, we arrived at Jackson Hole, WY late last night, got a few hours of shut eye, and made our way out to photograph sunrise at the historic barns on Mormon Row in Grand Tetons National Park. Given that this is my first time in the state of Wyoming, I couldn’t have asked for better weather conditions. We had just the right amount of cloud coverage to let the rising sun’s warm, peachy color reflect off of and afterwards, the sky filled up with these gorgeous, wispy clouds for some long exposure fun. I’m here as the guest instructor for The Digital Photo Workshops that kicks…
  • Quintessential San Francisco

    Brian Matiash
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    The crazy-hot weather in the Portland area has continued this weekend, so I decided to turn to editing a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco just after sunset. The weather was certainly more favorable than it is here today. With that being said, the overcast skies and cooling rain are already forecasted for later this week, but I’ll be taking in some gorgeous landscape scenes at Tetons National Park in Wyoming. Sooooo excited! The post Quintessential San Francisco appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • The Mandevilla in All its Glory

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    These pretty things are still going strong in my backyard garden. I will miss them when they are gone.
  • Last Night's Sky is Today's Rainy Day Antidote

    Lily Hydrangea
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Our last two sunsets have been pretty incredible here on Long Island. & I'm glad I noticed since today is looking like it will be a complete washout. Note to self, make sure to check out this Autumn's evening sunsets every day.P.S. Tuesday night's sky is on my Instagram page.
  • Blurry Flowers at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Every week Lila Acheson Wallace generously provides The MET with awesome flowers. I found this particular arrangement especially exciting to take in.
  • The Sunflowers are Here

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Someone decided to spruce up a corner of their gas station by planting a couple of patches of Sunflowers. I believe they have brightened many a people's day by doing so.
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    Motivation

  • Subdomains, Domains, and Folders…..Oh My!

    Howard
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is to let those who read, and hopefully enjoy, my blog know about an upcoming change. When I originally assembled my current website I placed my blog in a subdomain (it turns out this was not my wisest move).  That is why the URL for my website is www.howardgrill.com, while the URL for my blog is blog.howardgrill.com. Be that as it may, this type of setup is one that is not easily duplicated when going to a typical ‘prefab’ webhost.  This means the URL of my blog will change when I switch hosts. Poof….gone!  The same is true of all my email subscriptions and inward…
  • Squarespace – The Pros

    Howard
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me: the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the same at least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratch be responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devices use no Flash allow for the storage and download of…
  • Choosing A Photography Website Host

    Howard
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    A number of weeks ago I posted that I was considering putting together a new website. There were several reasons, but two which were of paramount importance: when I initially coded my current website using Dreamweaver there was no concern about how people might view the site on mobile devices.  The situation is very different at the current time and, best I can tell, optimizing a site for display on mobile devices entails quite a bit of work. Because of he way my site is set up, it is quite an endeavor to add images and thus it has not been updated frequently at all.  I need a site that is…
  • Geometry

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

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

  • Meet Rodion, Creative Photographer and ViewBug Member

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    We are happy to feature Rodion, a ViewBug member from Chicago who has received over 300 Awards on ViewBug and is sharing his awesome photos and insights with all of us. Checkout Rodion’s profile on ViewBug to see many of his photos. Hi Rodion, tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style? I am a Chicago-based Creative Engineer working in the automotive aftermarket industry. My profession involves art direction, advertising, producing TV commercials, web, multimedia, design, video and when I’m not taking the photos, I’m directing the photo shoots.
  • Dream Locations Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the interpretations of “Dream Locations”. A big thank you to the contest guest judge is Anthony Moore. “I’m a self taught photographer so I find my inspiration in all forms of media including video. I think taking inspiration from other photographers and narrows the field of unique images. I enjoy reading and watching the national geographic magazines and shows. Almost every day I surf the web for new ideas and new images. Google+ is a great way to do this. I follow numerous photographers there, on…
  • Tree Trunks Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their beautiful photos showing tree trunks. A big thank you to WoodSnap for their collaboration and for providing the awesome prizes for the winners. Another big thank you to the WoodSnap founders for helping us judge this contest. In October of 2010, Ricky Anderson approached Mike Lastrina with the idea of utilizing our combined printing skills and create a company that produced custom wood wall art. We wanted to create a new medium to capture a person’s most cherished memories, as well as form a company where people genuinely love what…
  • Waves Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:24 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their  best photos showing waves for a chance to win a Triggertrap and more amazing prizes. A big thank you to Ed Heaton for his collaboration as a guest judge. Ed is an award-winning, internationally published professional photographer/educator. Along with being a Tamron “Image Master”, he’s been hailed by Outdoor Photographer Magazine as a “Landscape Master”. With his extensive knowledge of composition, light and technique, he is able to create extraordinary depth in his images exhibiting the mastery level of his…
  • Earth Day Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the Earth Day Photo Contest, a great way to celebrate earth’s beauty through photography. A big thank you to guest judge Etienne Bossot. Seven years, countless S.E Asia photography tours and over 4,000 successful students ago, Etienne Bossot set up his camera in Hoi An, Central Vietnam and like many artists before him was seduced by the unique clarity of light, romanic scenery and charismatic characters and their customs. The SE Asia Photography Tours were born of a combination of Etienne’s passion to discover ways of…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Sunlit Prairie Meadow - France

    Jayne H
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    "The calming effect of nature is always the best antidote. Here are subtle variations on a theme of light, shifting and swaying with the grasses, beneath an ocean of sky."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 26, 2014): FR181 Sunlit Prairie Meadow - FrancePic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during…
  • Pic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox Stare

    Brandenburg Gallery
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I'm picking another close-up this week, Young Fox Stare. This little guy has the sweetest face, no wonder we anthropomorphize animals. ~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox StarePic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Sep. 19 - Sep.
  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grove

    Brandenburg Gallery
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    "I am particularly drawn to Jim's images that are lit with the mellow glow of sunlight. Sigurd Olson, in his book, Runes of the North, refers to this light as Ross Light. The nature artist Francis Lee Jaques used it brilliantly, as does Jim. The summer evening sun burnishing these birches invites me to linger a bit longer before night falls."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grovePic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the…
  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 05, 2014): M613 Reindeer Moon + Jim's Extra Backstory

    Brandenburg Gallery
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    "For the full Harvest Moon on September 8th, a Swedish bull reindeer in northern Sweden contemplates ..... or could it be a Finnish reindeer that crossed the border looking for a mate?"~ MilliRavenwood Studios, Brandenburg GalleryJim's Extra Backstory: "I’m pleased to see Milli had picked this image for the Pic of the Week. Last year I spent the summer in Scandinavia with some time in the mountains of Sweden. Reindeer (Renar in Swedish), similar to our North American caribou, have always fascinated me. Now I know why.One evening while hiking in the high forest I happened upon…
  • Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up

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

  • “Creating a Sense of Isolation”

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

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

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

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

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

  • You Already Have The Right Photography Gear

    Dan Bailey
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    I don’t always practice what I preach, so believe me when I say I can relate to your gear issues. I’ll give you an example. As you may know, my first passion was the guitar, and when I’m not out shooting photos, editing … Continue reading →
  • Awesome New Photography Gear – September 2014

    Dan Bailey
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There’s a lot going on in the photography world this month. Photokina has just gotten underway and almost everyone has introduced new products to feature at the giant, bi-annual trade show. Some of this stuff is pretty impressive and worth checking out if … Continue reading →
  • Shooting Action with the Fuji 18-135mm lens

    Dan Bailey
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Summer leaves town in a real hurry as soon as September hits Alaska. As much as I hate to see the warm weather and long days depart for the year, fall does mean the start of cyclocross season, so that’s a tradeoff I’ll take with … Continue reading →
  • 20 Instagram Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World

    Dan Bailey
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    I’m proud to be featured this week within an amazing group of image makers. Branding and social media coach Jane Ellen wrote a post called 20 Instagram Accounts Of Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World and stuck me in … Continue reading →
  • Hiking on the Lake George Glacier, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In my next life, I might decide to be a glacieologist. I’m awed by the overwhelming magnitude of these immense rivers of ice and the sheer power they have to carve out entire mountain ranges. Of course, they do all this in … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • malin fezehai – a kind of purgatory

    Kaya
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls Malin Fezehai A Kind of Purgatory: African Refugees in Israel play this essay   By some estimates, 60,000 African asylum-seekers — mainly from Sudan and Eritrea — reside in Israel. For these men, women and children, the journey to the country is perilous: traversing hostile countries, often encountering bandits and facing the Egyptian and Sinai deserts before they even reach the border. Many who start the journey…
  • Venice #4

    david alan harvey
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
  • Pensive

    burn magazine
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    Pensive #istanbul @ekinik
  • Gueorgui Pinkhassov and his daughter Alexandra in Venice.

    david alan harvey
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
  • Rain in Instanbul

    burn magazine
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    #istanbul on a daily basis #taksim @ekinik
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme 2015

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

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

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

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

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

  • Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next

    ezprints
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next is a post from: ezprints Blog Most cameras come with a kit lens that generally works well as a decent all-around workhorse. A common focal range for these lenses is 18-55mm, which means they are capable of wide-angle shots as well as medium-telephoto pictures, and everything in between. The tradeoff for this zoom range, however, is a limited maximum aperture range […] The post Ready to Upgrade Your Kit Lens? Tips for Which Lens to Invest in Next by Simon Ringsmuth appeared first on Digital Photography School. click…
  • Nikon D5300 Kit And 50-200mm Lens Up For Grabs

    ezprints
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Nikon D5300 Kit And 50-200mm Lens Up For Grabs is a post from: ezprints Blog This month, you can win a Nikon D5300 kit with 18-55mm lens and a 55-200mm zoom lens! click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/7W6IaVFKAqA/win-a-nikon-d5300-kit-and-55-200mm-lens–26285
  • Hiring An Assistant Without Jeopardizing Your Business

    ezprints
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Hiring An Assistant Without Jeopardizing Your Business is a post from: ezprints Blog Sooner or later, most of us photographers find ourselves in need of an extra set of hands or feet for a particular project, whether it’s a second shooter (no JFK jokes, please) at a wedding, managing gear and lighting on a commercial shoot, or stabilizing the flower balanced on top of a rocking horse sitting [...] The post Hiring An Assistant Without Jeopardizing Your Business appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the authorDIYPhotography.net -Hacking Photography,…
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Images

    ezprints
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Sample Images is a post from: ezprints Blog Ahead of our full review, here are 30 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 1100D. The Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM is an ultrawide-to-wide zoom for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 16-29mm. Read the preview » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/A883joFQFig/story01.htm
  • October Nikon Photography Courses

    ezprints
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    October Nikon Photography Courses is a post from: ezprints Blog Expand your photographic potential by joining Nikon for a training course this October. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/_s0JrinvTSM/october-nikon-photography-courses–26283
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Film Friday - Expired Film, Lake Merritt and the Ferry Building

    Jessica Mironov
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    It's Friday and I'm all out of words (used them all up this week, should have been more careful!).But fortunately I'm not out of pictures. And I just shot nine rolls of film in the Dominican Republic that I'm about to get developed, so I won't be out any time soon. It was a fantastic trip, and I'll tell you all about it soon, once I get a few more words back in stock.Have a great weekend!*Interested in a film or digital portrait session? Please contact me for details!**Want to see more film? Check out all the Film Friday posts!*
  • Erik and Bayley Married - City Hall Wedding Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few photos from a beautiful City Hall wedding recently. More coming soon!
  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few kitties for you this Caturday.This little fluffball was caught in some sort of fire before she was rescued. Fortunately, Animal Care and Control San Francisco is able to give animals like this the special care they need. She was super cute, and didn't seem to be in much pain for her photographs - she was mostly focused on getting as many head scratches as she could.And this big fluffball was so great! A little shy about photographs, but then, who isn't? I love cats with this coloring.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San…
  • Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Black and White, Mostly Montreal

    Jessica Mironov
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    An interesting exercise today. I thought I'd share with you a whole roll of medium format film (I only get twelve photos per roll with a 6x6 camera), and I decided to share it all in the order I shot it.A couple of things you might learn from this: I almost never photograph any scene twice. Film is precious to me (and expensive!) so I try really hard to get it right the first time. If I don't get it right, I don't get the shot. That's okay; that's life.I'm also, especially with the square format, really attracted to symmetry. I love shooting down streets and alleyways, and I always feel like…
  • Kristen and Kyle Married - Santa Cruz Mountain Wedding Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    It was a gorgeous, beautiful sunny day in the Santa Cruz mountains when Kyle and Kristen got married. Many more photos to come soon; this was an epic day!*Want to have us photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
 
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    Faded + Blurred

  • Five For Friday #128

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

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

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

    Jeffery Saddoris
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Faded + Blurred was started five years ago this month at a time when I really didn’t know which way was up. My mom had just died and, as I have said before, I felt as though I had lost my direction – my North if you will. In the beginning, Faded + Blurred didn’t really have a direction beyond offering a way to promote our monthly photo walks, but it was something I could pour myself into both as a creative outlet and as a way to compartmentalize some of my grief. Five years and more than 1000 posts later, I think we’ve built a fantastic resource for those of you who…
  • Five For Friday #127

    Nicole Rae
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert Located 12,000 feet above sea level and covering more than 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and also serves as the backdrop for Asako Shimizu’s incredible fine art landscapes. Every photograph in the series On Her Skin was shot on film using a Hasselblad 500cm and no digital retouching. The images are other-worldly with their deep and vibrant blues and reflections that make them look as if people are walking in the…
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    Snapfactory

  • The Where To Start Chart

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

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

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

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

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

  • Meet a Friend of Mine: X-E2 First Day

    Romanas Naryškin
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    It must be snowing in hell – I bought a new camera. After much thought, much going back and forth, much of Nasim-nagging with what I not-so-secretly consider to be the most irrelevant questions, I bought a new camera. But that is not what I want to tell you today. All my impressions will come in due time. This time, though, there will be less talking and more viewing, as the first thing I wanted to do with it was… well, photography. Weird, am I not? And what better place there is to try a small, discreet, quiet camera than the narrow streets of my favourite city, Vilnius.A side…
  • Classic Low-Contrast B&W With Lightroom

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:46 am
    There are most likely as many ways to achieve a beautiful B&W look as there are photographers. Maybe I am exaggerating it a little, but then I am in love with B&W. It is not as if I don’t like colour, oh no. It’s just that I like the “classic” look that much. So today, instead of doing some general article on B&W conversion and trying to cover several different looks, I am going to pick out a photograph and just work on it until it is exactly how I pre-visualized it a second before pressing that shutter. First of all, though, we need a photograph. I…
  • That Classic Vintage Look

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I get asked very, very often how I process my photographs. And it is no secret – most of the time, I simply use VSCO. It suits me so well, coincides with the way I see and pre-vizualise my work, my style and my taste so accurately, only rarely do I need to dive deep into the post-processing closet to pick something else on my own. And yet despite me saying it, I get asked this one question really rather often – how do I achieve that look? It took me a while to figure out what do most people mean by that look, but I have. It’s not the colour or the light or the composition…
  • Let’s Talk About Professionals

    Romanas Naryškin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    I have a rather peculiar confession to make, something I’ve not spoken of loudly to all that many people before. Here goes: whenever someone asks me what I do in life, what I do for a living, I always cringe slightly. Now, I do not mean Photography Life – I am very proud to work here and enjoy writing interesting articles immensely (whether I manage to write something interesting is a different matter altogether, but I dare say I do every now and then). No. I always cringe before saying I am a wedding photographer. Mind you, I do not actually consider myself a wedding photographer…
  • Photokina 2014: Leica

    Romanas Naryškin
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    With most Photokina announcements behind us, it is a good time to look back and overview some of the new products we have not yet covered, namely Leica. As I expected, the new Leica M Edition 60 spawned quite a lot of differing opinions. But it’s not the only camera the legendary German manufacturer has brought to our attention and, whilst none are cheap, the other products are considerably more affordable. There’s the film Leica M-A, a new Summicron-S 100mm f/2 lens for the medium format S system and a few smaller format digital Leica models. Let’s glance through them in…
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    Photo Infos

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Best Tips for Submitting to Wedding Blogs

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was hoping for a quick piece of advice. I know you've already posted about this but what would be your favorite tip you'd say to an aspiring photographer that really wants to be featured/published on a popular website? Sincerely, Really Wants Dear Really Wants, Yes, I did blog about how to submit photos to be featured on popular wedding blogs, but I think your question is great. I love the Cliff's Notes version of anything, so here's my advice... Shoot clean imagery, document the details, and submit the story not just pretty photosWedding bloggers love photos of the…
  • Nine Years of Marriage

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Yesterday we ended up at a beat-up Indian restaurant. The type of place you pretend not to notice the stains on the table cloths, but whose tikka masala makes you cry tears of happiness. We didn't expect to celebrate our anniversary there, but after a series of thwarted plans (oh, we had lots and lots of lovely plans), we simply shrugged our shoulders and celebrated the best way we knew how: together. I don't pretend to have a great marriage, but what I can say about love is that it never looks how I expect and the even best laid plans are suspect to life's trade winds. But I suppose that's…
  • Big Dreams Require Big Dreamers

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:42 am
    Last night I sat around a table with a group of friends, new and old. The table was set with a beautiful array of food and the sun set over a pastel sky in the hills of Los Angeles. After the glasses had been refilled, our conversations changed: the longer the night became, the more honest we were. And here's what came out: we're all scared. Like, mind-boggling-shat-yourself scared.This is incredibly hard to admit. As creatives, we long to hide behind our success and be comfortable where we are, but it never works like that. Ever. Once you've made a dream come to reality, life forces you to…
  • Client Gifts : Customized Toffee

    24 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    I love giving gifts. I like giving gifts more than I like getting them...there's just something about the act of thinking about someone else and surprising that drives me wild. Gifts are a way for me to express my appreciation when words don't feel like enough. And there are few people who deserve my appreciation more than my lovely clients. Every six months, I like to send my current clients something special (you can see gifts I sent in the past by clicking here), and they're usually an idea that comes to life by way of something I love. Case in point: I've been obsessed with B.Toffee for…
  • San Francisco City Hall Elopement : Heather+Dan

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    His parents owned a coffee shop in Vancouver, Canada. Dan never wished to grind beans or steam milk, but one day eight and a half years ago, he walked into his parents' shop, saw a beautiful girl behind the counter, and began to pester his parents about getting a job. Suddenly, Dan's passion to make an espresso was comparable to nothing else. Skeptically, his parents gave him a job on one condition: he couldn't date any of the other employees. Dan either ignored his parents' requests or just failed to hear them over the rush of the lattes being served because the minute he saw Heather, he was…
 
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 344: Three National Parks Revisited

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

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I love Ford Mustangs.  Have driven them for years with a couple of breaks for other cars. I always came back to a Mustang.  On Saturday, I attended the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York with hundreds of other Mustang fans. Ford Mustangs on display at the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Click Here to see more photos from the 2014 Northeast Mustang Meet There were Mustangs from the very first edition which was introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New…
  • View 342: At the Starting Line

    Scott Thomas Photography
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I procured a couple of PocketWizards over the summer and took them for a test drive (so to speak) at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip near Cicero, New York. PocketWizards Nikon D7100 camera at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. are receiver/transceiver units which can remotely trigger a camera’s shutter from a distance. This allows me to put a camera in places which are not safe to photograph from. At ESTA, I put a Nikon D7100 camera with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Ulta-Wide Angle (UWA) Lens at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. As…
  • View 341: Magic Hour Football

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In photographing high school football, I really do not have the correct camera and lens to shoot into the night.  High school stadiums have lights which are not bright enough for photography without a camera that can handle it.  Like a Nikon D3s or D4(s). Baldwinsville Bees Quarterback Madison Wolfanger (7) calling a play at the line against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014. Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX). With kick offs around 6:30pm in my area.  I have the last hour before sunset…
  • View 340: Day at the New York State Fair

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

  • A tribute to Kodachrome Film

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

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Many professional photographers and photography enthusiasts love to do one thing, and that is to travel. The world we live in boasts so many beautiful landmarks and landscapes, and this visual outlines some of the places that are most visited by photographers. Source : Visual.ly Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • 10 great Love photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Love Photography Love is an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also said to be a virtue representing all of humankindness, compassion, and affection —”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”. Love may describe compassionate and affectionate actions towards other humans, one’s self or animals. In English, love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from pleasure (“I loved that meal”) tointerpersonal…
  • Are you compact or reflex ?

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Difficult to choose between a compact camera or a reflex camera… This little test will help you. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • NYC Wedding in Central Park & Harlem

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

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

    G.E. Masana
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Part one of this wedding can be seen here. “I knew I was falling in love when I started following Manish around his apartment watching him brush his teeth!” – Christine We chose early July for our wedding because we love the outdoors. And so, we absolutely wanted a garden wedding, but simply couldn’t find the perfect spot on the Maine coast, where Christine grew up. Since we live in NYC, we decided to look around the area here. Out on long island we fell in love with Orchard Hill, a charming colonial on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, New York. It has an intimate elegant…
  • Orchard Hill Wedding at Old Westbury Gardens – part one

    G.E. Masana
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    From the bride: I knew I was falling in love when I started following Manish around his apartment watching him brush his teeth! We chose early July for our wedding because we love the outdoors. And so, we absolutely wanted a garden wedding, but simply couldn’t find the perfect spot on the Maine coast, where Christine grew up. Since we live in NYC, we decided to look around the area here. Out on long island we fell in love with Orchard Hill, a charming colonial on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, New York. It has an intimate elegant feel and charm that fit us both perfectly. And if…
  • 12 Stunning Photos Of NYC Engaged Couples In Love

    G.E. Masana
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Don’t want your engagement photos looking like cheesy cookie cutter snapshots your cousin could take? Want photography that looks like a work of art? Okay then… here’s your chance: This is a Complimentary Portrait Session (Reg. value $690). For engaged couples only. There’s no purchase required. No obligation. And right now for a limited time you also get a $100 Gift Certificate good towards portraits. All you need to do to claim a Portrait Session and Gift Certificate now is simply schedule a portrait session below the images (then enter coupon code RE)…
 
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • A Taste of Puglia…Alberobello

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

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

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

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

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

  • Pentax K-3, K50 and Ricoh WG-4 Deals

    photoxels
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    Adorama Deals: Starting tonight after 12.30 AM EST Pentax K3 body and kits will have a $100 instant rebate. The following items will have $100 off: Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera Body, 24 MP, Selectable Anti Aliasing Filter, SAFOX 11 Autofocus, Professional H.264 video, Weather Sealed Pentax K-3 Digital SLR Camera with DA 18-135 WR […]
  • GoPro: New HERO4 Black, HERO4 Silver and HERO Cameras

    photoxels
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    NEWS RELEASE GoPro Introduces HERO4: The Most Powerful GoPro Lineup, Ever HERO4 Black: 2x the Performance of the Previous Black Edition GoPro, now featuring 4K30, 2.7K50 and Ultra High Speed 1080p120 Frames per Second Video Capture HERO4 Silver: Professional Quality Capture with Built-in Touch Display Convenience SAN MATEO, CALIF. (September 29, 2014) – GoPro, Inc. […]
  • CONTACT Photography 2015 Featured Exhibitions: Send a Submission by the Deadline of Nov.14, 2014 by 5PM

    photoxels
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival invites you to be a part of CONTACT, either as an Open Exhibition or a Featured Exhibition. Open Exhibitions are non-juried, while Featured Exhibitions are subject to a submission process. All participants for Open Exhibitions  and  Featured Exhibitions must register with CONTACT on their website. Please note you must register on […]
  • A Life With Leica: Featuring Thorsten von Overgaard

    photoxels
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Northpass Media filmed this video over 7 days in May 2014, featuring Danish photographer Thorsten von Overgaard as he practices his craft throughout the streets of Rome, Italy. Thorsten Von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Filmed with […]
  • “Express your creativity” Contest: Submit Your Photo or Video Online before 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on Sept.28, 2014

    photoxels
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The following video presents Sun Life Financial Express Your Creativity Contest | Concours Sun Life exprimez votre créativité: Submit a photo or video of yourself doing anything creative or cultural you love and you could win! You could win a culture lover’s weekend or A Money for Life experience: A $5,000 financial portfolio from Sun […]
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • My book is off to the printer!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Links to the Finest Photos and Articles of the Week You Won’t Want to Miss

    Toad Hollow Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    With another week behind us we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all known points of the internet looking for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs.  This week’s list plays host to a wide variety of genres and topics, all posted by some of the finest artists working in the field contemporarily. We hope you enjoy checking out these photos and articles as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Thomas Leuthard TUTORIALS 3 Street Photography Tips for Capturing the Decisive Moment – this is a great article to read, even…
  • Simple Pet Photography Tips and 10 Fun Images to Inspire You

    Sheen Watkins
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Some of our favorite scene stealers in movies and photography are of pets and children. Beautiful pet photographs can be captured using techniques found in both people and wildlife photography. It’s also quite common for new and experienced camera owners to ‘practice’ using their best canine and feline family members. Regina – ©Sheen’s Nature Photography Pet photographers work in an array of settings from inside the studio to the great outdoors. A fun attitude and a bit of patience are two fundamental requirements to capture the expressions of our fur-children…
  • 7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Fricken Awesome!

    Jason D. Little
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    What follows is a collection of photographs consisting of concepts and subjects you’ve no doubt seen thousands of times over, concepts and subjects you’ve probably incorporated into your own photography. The ideas on display here aren’t original and there is a good chance that some of you have simply seen enough them; they are cliché. Clichés are what they are, though, because they’re relevant and relatable. We don’t always need things to be cutting edge or abstract in order to appreciate them. So, while the images below may all be labeled as cliché, the fact is most of us still…
  • What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

    Jason Row
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have substituted the word animal for the word lens. You see in terms of what lenses do, they are all equal, their sole purpose is to focus the light from the scene in front of us onto the sensor or film inside our camera. Today, however, we will take a look at what makes some of these lenses more equal than others. The Glass As with most things in life, lens glass comes in varying degrees of quality. The very best glass, the stuff found in the top pro-end…
  • How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    It won’t be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is available or we are adding light through strobes or other light sources. However, light can also be used as a brush and one could essentially paint a picture in the photograph with it. It is a bit more complicated process than our usual photography and it is almost completely done blind – you can see the result only when the shutter closes – but the results can be impressive. Photo by darkday. So how do you photograph light…
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    Nicolesy

  • Say Hello to Ello: My Thoughts on the Newest Social Media Site

    Nicole S. Young
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    Nicolesy on Ello In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new social media site in town: Ello. It’s still a baby, just a few months old, and I just got my invite a few days ago from my hubby, Brian Matiash. You can request an invite on their site (left side of the page from that link) … or get lucky and have someone send you one! Sure, I know what you’re thinking … it’s another social media site. Do we really need more? I’m already actively posting to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google+, and have profiles on a few other sites that I…
  • Stop Feeling Guilty

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Whether you are a full-time photographer or a weekend-warrior, there will be times when you take a break. Maybe the weather is crappy so you’ve stayed indoors, or you are immersed in other projects or activities. Or, maybe the inspiration is just not there. Whatever it is, it’s time off from photography that you may not have wanted or planned. I will oftentimes have periods of time where I don’t even use my camera. I’m usually busy doing other things, such as writing a book or taking time off to play in my ceramics studio. When these lapses happen, it’s easy to…
  • Using Vinyl Backgrounds for Food Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Recently, Ink & Elm sent me a few of their backgrounds (free of charge) to try out with my food photography. I have used their product in the past and had posted about them in another article here on the blog, Food Props and Styling Resources for Photographers. The past few backdrops I have used were hit-and-miss, but I think that they have made some great improvements. They sent me two backdrops: one with a wood print, and one with a bokeh print. They were able to print the “wood” image on a vinyl that had less nylon texture to it, which can be one of the complaints about…
  • Food Photography with the Fuji X-T1

    Nicole S. Young
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Yesterday I set up the Fuji X-T1 for my first at-home food photographs. I have been carrying this camera around for the past few months and have used it many times to photograph my food at restaurants (mostly for my Yelp account), but this was the first time I used it in my typical at-home setup. Bottom-line, it performed very well! I also photographed the same setup with my Canon 5D Mark III, and you can see the two photos below for comparison. Hover over the image to view the metadata, and click on each photo to view larger. I’ve been playing around with the notion of switching…
  • Latourell Falls

    Nicole S. Young
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The end (of summer) is near … thank goodness! This has been an interesting summer. Brian and I moved to Portland in April to escape the always-warm and zero-cloud skies of the South Bay in California, and so far we have only had blue skies and heat here in Portland! Oh, the irony. Anyone who knows me understands how much I despise hot, cloudless weather. Give me a chilly and overcast day and I am one happy camper! The good part is that it will change in time; I’m really looking forward to overcast skies and cool weather to complement the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Story behind the still

    laurenscott
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Photographer’s name: Marco Urso Websites: www.photoxplorica.com, www.compagnidiviaggio.com About Marco: After three decades as an international manager in the field of tour operating, Marco Urso now devotes most of his time to photography, mainly concentrating on Wildlife and Travel genres. He’s received several awards at International and National Photo Contests, among them National Geographic, Travel Photographer of the Year, Hasselblad Awards, Nature best contest, Outdoor Photographer of the Year, Italian Wildlife Photo Contest, Glanzlichter, and he’s also received golden…
  • Just Married by Jason Kvame

    laurenscott
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    Just Married by Jason Kvame The star image on the Digital Photographer website is Just Married by Jason Kvame, for his lovely capture of this newly married couple. The shot uses some lovely golden light, and an aperture that blurs a distracting background to focus on the couple – well done, Jason! Remember that if you’d like to see one of your images named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do! For some quick tips on getting the best from your wedding photography, take a look at our top wedding tips here.
  • Top wedding tips

    laurenscott
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Preparation. Make sure you know the plans for the day inside out and speak with your client in advance of the wedding so that you’ll be able to foresee any tricky timings. If you think it’s appropriate, this gives you the opportunity to suggest changes to improve your end result. Smile. This goes a long way to reassure clients and helps for referral business too. No matter how hard you’re working, no one likes a miserable face at a wedding. Set expectations. Don’t promise that the images will be ready more quickly than you can process them. During the busy summer…
  • Get to grips with Curves

    laurenscott
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Curves and levels are often talked about in the same context as they both affect the tonal range of your photos, however they do this in different ways. Using the Curve tool in Photoshop CS6, you can pick any value in the image and tweak the tonal range at that point, which makes it an incredibly precise tool, for perfect exposure and contrast. In this quick tutorial we’ll go through how to adjust the curves, and the effect of different adjustments to the tonal information  of your image. 1. Open your image This is our original image, that we're going to add some more contrast to…
  • Stroboscopic flash

    Matt Bennett
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Stroboscopic flash Follow these steps to create your own stroboscopic, multi-flash images. Step 1 – Set up your flash The numbers over on the right-hand side of the display indicate the number of bursts that the flash will produce and the number of flashes per second (in hz). Step 1 Step 2 – Set your exposure You must remember to ensure that your exposure length is in line with the settings that you’ve applied to your speedlight, and vice versa. For this, use the flash count divided by the frequency (hz) formula to help you work this all out. Step 2 Step 3 – Start shooting…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Photography Gear Giveaway! Win a $250 Gift Card to B&H Photo!

    Stephanie Simpson
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Want to get yourself some sweet new photography gear, for free? You’re in luck! Because we’re giving one lucky Photography Concentrate reader a gift card to B&H Photo – the wonderland of photography stores – loaded with $250!  No purchase necessary, and we’re making it easier than ever to boost your chances of winning. The details We’re giving away one $250 gift card to B&H Photo, woohoo! The gift card is good for purchases made online and in-store. Giveaway start time: RIGHT NOW (Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00AM PDT). Giveaway end time: Thursday,…
  • 10 Tips To Save Money On Camera Gear

    Lauren Lim
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Photographer’s have a love/hate relationship with gear: we love how much fun it can be to try a new piece of equipment, and the surge of creative energy it can bring. But we hate how much money it all costs! In fact, spending too much money on gear is dangerous territory. It’s easy to get caught up in the cycle of buy, buy, buy, and wind up sending yourself into debt, and putting your business in jeopardy. But you can’t avoid gear – you need it to create your images! So how to still get that gear, without breaking the bank? Here are 10 ways to approach gear purchases that will help…
  • 3 Secret Ways To Make Lightroom Smart Previews Even More Useful

    Lauren Lim
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s an important new feature in Lightroom 5 that you might not be taking full advantage of: Smart Previews. We’ve been using Smart Previews over the past year and there’s a big tip that I want to share with you. About Smart Previews First, a little bit about Smart Previews: You can create Smart Previews of your photos in Lightroom 5. Once you have the Smart Previews, you will be able to view photos in your library, even if they are not currently connected to your computer. You can even edit photos that aren’t currently connected! It’s like magic! Once you re-connect a hard…
  • 51 Ways to Get People To Smile for a Photo

    Lauren Lim
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You could just ask them to smile. “Say cheese!” Photographers do it all the time. And (assuming they aren’t toddlers or teenagers) your subjects will probably comply. But there’s a big difference between the fake smile they’ll plaster on their face for you, and a real, genuine, spontaneous smile – one that came about because they actually were happy, not because they were told to pretend. I have a feeling that you’re the type of photographer who wants to go for that real smile. You’re awesome like that. Now getting people to that place where they’re naturally…
  • 12 Answers To Your Burning Questions About Shooting Raw

    Rob Lim
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Who ever thought that something called raw would be so scandalous? When we wrote the very simple article, 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Shooting RAW, we had no idea what was in store for us. Over the past couple years it’s turned into a giant, and gets the most views and comments and debates of any post on our entire site! Crazy. And while it has helped a lot of folks learn all about shooting in the raw format, and get better quality images from their cameras, it has also opened up some questions. So today I’ll be going over some of the most frequently asked questions and…
 
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Jiguang Pianyu 吉光片羽 – Chinese Female Photographers Showcase

    IPA
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:09 am
    Jiguang Pianyu 吉光片羽 is a contemporary showcase of 5 young female photographers and artists in China. Related Posts:Ju Lanqing wins the prestigious Three Shadows Photography…Flux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary…Reflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, ChinaIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Photo Essay: The Rare, by Zhang Lijie(Visited 148 times, 150 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Rare, by Zhang Lijie

    IPA
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    This photography project, started from 2009, focuses on people who have rare diseases in China. Who are they? How can they survive? What do they need?Related Posts:Photo Essay: Airborne, A Struggle to Survive Tuberculosis,…W. Eugene Smith, myself, and Minamata: 1971-2012, by TakeshiPhoto Essay: The Ex-Patients, by Quinn Ryan MattinglyKodokushi: Apartments of Lonely Deaths in Tokyo, by SoichiroPhoto Essay: Vanishing Existence, by Kosuke Okahara(Visited 435 times, 435 visits today)
  • Spotlight: Han Youngsoo’s 1950s Post-War Korea

    IPA
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Though struggling with the multifaceted after-effects of Korean war, the 1950's was period of recovery. Han Youngsoo, born in 1933 in Gaesung.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Korea On Foot, by Oliver RawPhoto Essay: Meet the Columbans, by Aujin RewPhoto Essay: Borderline: North Korea, by Tomas van Houtryve…Photo Essay: A Third Korea, by Oliver RawReflections: Seoul Impressions(Visited 339 times, 339 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Last Orangutans, by Sandra Hoyn

    IPA
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:52 pm
    Orangutans, an entirely Asian species in the family of great apes, roam Indonesian rain forests on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Garden, by Sean LeePhoto Essay: Durian Days, by Kevin WY LeeIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 8: HIROYUKI ITOIPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Land Ends, by Andri Tambunan(Visited 621 times, 621 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: City Of Small, by Thet Htoo

    IPA
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    There is a city called Yuzana Garden City about one and half hour drive from Yangon. This town is a home for 'Small', a slang for secret wives of rich men.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Awakening Yangon, by MinzayarPhoto Essay: Burma’s Hidden War, by Htoo Tay ZarPhoto Essay: Rangoon Dawn, by Kevin WY LeeYangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…Photo Essay: 燦射陰 /Sun-Sha-In, by Hiroshi Yamauchi(Visited 900 times, 900 visits today)
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Lady of the Lake

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

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

    Brent Pennington
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    What started as a website upgrade turned into a lot more!  (That seems to happen a lot…)  But at any rate, after a long absence from the web, I’m back and the site is live once more.  I’m still making photos, still looking for clients, and still in love with shooting portraits that really capture […]
  • Promotional Shoot – RXV

    Brent Pennington
    23 Oct 2013 | 7:00 am
    The very best photo shoots are the ones where the photographer, client, and talent are all completely in sync and the images coming out of the camera are spot-on, there’s real collaboration going on, and everyone is having fun. To be realistic, it’s the sort of ideal shoot – almost a nirvana – that’s hard […]
  • The Roving Photographer Art Show

    Brent Pennington
    5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 am
    Some news from my other website, where I share my personal work and talk photography: The Roving Photographer – local photographer Brent Pennington presents a collection of his personal work, which focuses on nature and landscape photographs from his adopted home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Printed in a variety of mediums including canvas and metal, […]
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    A Life Well-Lived

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

    LittleBearProd
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, September 30, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #6TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #6:  We chose to make this kayak trip up into…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, September 29, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #104HUDSON RIVER #104: "Being there" at the VERY END of a not-so-great weather day was not too bad either. Sometimes that #HudsonRiverLight…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, September 26, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #31SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, September 25, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
 
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    Obvious State Studio

  • New Release: Glad I Met You

    Nichole Robertson &#38; Evan Robertson
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    GLAD I MET YOU An excerpt from the first in a series of short stories. Jack had been waiting twenty minutes when Sarah entered the café. He knew her face well and would have spotted it through the window, but he was focused on his cold coffee. So rather than witness her arrival, he felt it—a wave of warm summer air that reached out to him from the open door, carrying the faint scent of flowers.The breeze invited him to look up. At the sight of her, he raised an inch or so from his seat. But, of course, she wouldn’t recognize him, so he sat back down and watched her scan the café. Her…
  • Curtains

    Nichole Robertson &#38; Evan Robertson
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    His cheek burned where she had slapped him, but he refused to rub it. He wouldn’t give her the satisfaction. Instead, he stared right through his mother at the small box of chocolates on the counter.Soon she would drop them in the garbage. But first would come the storm of rhetorical questions he knew not to answer. She took his face roughly and he fixed his fierce eyes on hers as long as he could, but she always prevailed in a staring contest.He looked back at the chocolates and thought of the woman in the shop. Her smile. Her light blue dress. The aroma of roasted cinnamon and…
  • The Tulips

    Nichole Robertson &#38; Evan Robertson
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    It’s been two weeks and you won’t die.I tossed the other tulips days ago. Slimy, petal-less stalks. They left a trail of powdery brown pollen to the sink. Then yesterday, the water soured. I poured it down the drain – a brown, acrid scum that filled the room with its bad breath. The stench lingered. It drove me into the bedroom, and I closed the door for an hour to be sure it was gone.Yet you two remain. Two perfect, pretty, undead tulips.It seemed so clear a week ago. Why should I throw them out? So what if he turned out to be a jerk? I’m not going to get all melodramatic –…
  • Café St. Régis

    Nichole Robertson &#38; Evan Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Excerpt from The Paris Journal.…Outside of Café Saint-Régis, which faces the bridge from the Saint-Louis side, the staff prepares for the morning customers. It’s chillier here. The sun won’t reach the interior of the island for hours. The only warmth emanates from inside the café, carrying good smells with it. A waitress, clearly in charge, directs the staff as she organizes the one-shot cups on top of the espresso machine.The two waiters drag tipsy stacks of cane chairs to the sidewalk. There’s very little street traffic on the island, but on its perimeter, the sound of cars…
  • On Books

    Nichole Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    I remember the day Evan and I packed up our books.We were recently married, moving to the New York City suburbs, and in the middle of a purge-induced adrenaline rush. We parted ways with dollar store kitchen utensils, tossed all 90s fashion, and left our yellowed white couch on the sidewalk for bulk trash. We saved the books for last, because there were hundreds, and needed to clear the floors to make space for the task.It took longer than expected, because what began as packing with the occasional pause to reminisce about a favorite author, evolved into frantic searches for favorite passages…
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    The Art of Photography

  • Ferrania Film Now Available!

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Christmas in September folks! Ferrania film is now available for order via the companies Kickstarter Project. This Kickstarter is for the first batch of Ferrania. This will be a 100 ISO chrome film - a re-engineered version of Scotchchrome which was the last film that Ferrania made before going under. Help bring this company back by buying yours today. Available in 35mm, 120mm, 8mm cine and 16mm cine. As I mention in this video, this is your chance to put your name in photography history by getting Ferrania through this first run. You can find all the details below:…
  • Do I Need A Photography Agent?

    28 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this video we’re going to look at the first installment of AOP Pro. This is a series we’re going to start dealing with the professional aspects of photography as a career, self promotion and marketing. We’re going to discuss photography agents. This is an important aspect of a photographers career and the right agency can open doors and negotiate jobs for you bringing a skill that you might not have as a creative. How do you go about finding a photography agent? What can they do for you? We will explore that in this video. Sponsors: Shutterstock Contributer :: Submit your original…
  • Shadows and Highlights In Adobe Lightroom

    27 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We’re now moving up to 3 shows a week! In light of this we’re going to try some new stuff. I’m going to start a series that will happen once a week called In Post. We’ll start by covering some post production techniques that are useful for photographers. In this video we’ll be going over Adobe Lightroom and how to deal with details that fall outside the exposure range of your camera. I’ve got a sample image we’ll be using to rescue some shadows that went to dark and bring out some details that are lost outside the dynamic range of the camera. Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you…
  • What Would Weegee Do? Photography and Self Promotion

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Today we've got a newer topic that I've not really covered on the show before, but I think is really important. Self Promotion and Marketing for Photographers Marketing and Self Promotion is hard. But I really want to find a way to help those of you who are trying to figure out how to do this better. In this video I'm going to look at two stories of famous photographers and how they handled this and made really unique careers and were good at selling themselves. Please leave me a comment and let me know what challenges you're having in this area - I'd like to come back to this topic once in a…
  • Josef Sudek

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/josef-sudek/ Josef Sudek was a wonderful Czech photographer who had a great influence on me when I started out as a photographer. Born in 1896, Sudek's work can be divided into two distinctive periods. He started out as a pictorialist and then later his work becomes post-pictorialist going between several genre's including romanticism and modernism. But despite the category, Sudek's work is comprised of a compositional style that remains intact which is quite impressive for any photographer, particularly of his generation. Sponsors: Shutterstock Contributer…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • Melissa Lyttle Leaving the Tampa Bay Times – #ILovePhoto Chat – Sept. 26, 2014

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 11:10 am
    Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. This week, Allen calls Richard Prince a Jerk, Melissa Lyttle leaves the Tampa Bay Times, the iPhone 6 has a great camera and more. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:05 Chris Anderson photographs Derek Jeter 5:10 Hipstamatic Launches Photo Foundation to help inner city kids 8:35 How does the iPhone 6 camera compare to previous versions? 14:08 Forest Service charges media to take photos 17:18 Melissa Lyttle is…
  • Student Edition – Selects #21

    Sarah Jacobs
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    It’s back to school season and in celebration we wanted to highlight those PhotoShelter members that are going back to class – getting their BA’s or MFA’s at schools across the world. We called on APA LA’s co-chairman and photographer, Anthony Nex to curate this special edition – and we found some great photography from those comin’ up on the rise. Take a look at the entire email here, and be sure to opt-in to receive Selects if you’re not already! Photo by Sharron Diedrichs, a student in the SVA Masters Program You can also submit your work to…
  • A Drink On Us: PhotoShelter Happy Hours Happening Around the World

    Sarah Jacobs
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    This Fall we’re excited to be hosting a series of happy hours – from Seattle, all the way to the Philippines. Come connect with fellow photographers and the PhotoShelter members who are hosting these fantastic events. Did we mention the first drink is on us? It’s all the more reason to get out there and connect with your community. Check out the dates and times below and register today! Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Photo by Quinn Ryan Mattingly Where: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  – at The Cube When: Thursday, September 25, 2014 6-8PM ICT Host: Quinn Ryan Mattingly RSVP…
  • Wireless Image Transmission with PhotoShelter and Nikon

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    PhotoShelter member and adventure photographer Brett Wilhelm recently published on his blog a how-to for digital image transmission using Nikon and PhotoShelter. Here’s his instructions: We hope you learn from the following guide how relatively easy it is today to set up your own wireless digital image transmission system, leveraging off-the-shelf technology from Nikon and PhotoShelter, and thus keep pace with larger agencies and other news sources to transmit images in near real time, or conversely, simply share imagery from a shoot with offsite partners and creatives. We present…
  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
 
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    Tarun Chandel's Photoblog

  • Then I glanced at upon that hill

    Tarun Chandel
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    As I was moving along the road I glanced upon that hill and for some strange reason I got drawn toward it.Tarun Chandel
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Tarun Chandel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1 Safadarjung Road Delhi - Indira Gandhi Memorial Indira Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi Indira Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Indira Gandhi US in silhouette, New Delhi Indira Gandhi's Letter to Mahatama, New Delhi Bangladesh Free Banks Nationalised Indira Gandhi Study Room Indira Gandhi Last Saree, New Delhi Indira Gandhi walking, where she was shot Last Steps - Indira Gandhi Memorial, New DelhiTarun Chandel
  • Kharghar Heights Navi Mumbai

    Tarun Chandel
    6 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them. They have too much to take in, I suppose.- Ruskin BondKharghar Heights Navi MumbaiTarun Chandel
  • Freedom

    Tarun Chandel
    4 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    सुबह की किरणो को रोकें जो सलाखें है कहाँजो खायालों पे पहरे डाले वोह आँखें है कहाँपर खुलने की देरी है परिंदे उड़ के चूमेंगेअसमानआज़ादियान, मांगे ना कभी मिले जो छीने वही जीले- उड़ानTarun Chandel
  • Museum are fun places

    Tarun Chandel
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Museums are fun places, the reason I say that is it gives me a feeling of time travel. It makes me marvel at the things that we take for granted in our day to day life. Like the phone that I have in my hand and through which I am writing this post. It is a small powerful device but I have had my moments of frustration with it: slow response, hanging up, bad connections, and many more. Yet I wonder what would the users of the phones that I saw in the museum would feel about this phone. Or even how cumbersome it would have been if I had to use such phones. Old fixed line phone. Probably needed…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • untitled #176

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    A bit of a random image that I shot during the Photokina photowalk, but I like how it turned out. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.43pm on 20/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/6.4 1/5 aperture priority +0.7 average 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor transformation + vertical flip
  • Neil #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    A shot of our good friend Neil, lit with a Metz Mecalight LED-480. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.41pm on 27/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 56mm f/1.2 R f/2.8 1/100 manual n/a evaluative 320 yes RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #7

    djn1@chromasia.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    A shot of Tiggy, taken during our recent trip to Bulgaria. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.49pm on 30/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • beach art

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you've already taken a look at the original you'll know that I took a few liberties with this one, mostly in terms of blurring the clouds, but also in terms of tidying up the foreground and horizon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.09pm on 21/7/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #6

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

  • Samsung B&W Mirrorless Camera in February 2015

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    According to latest rumors surfaced over the web Samsung will announce Black and White APS-C sensor based mirrorless camera, the camera will use the same sensor as of NX300 camera without color array and AA filter. If the rumor is true than Samsung will become second camera manufacture (after leica) to introduce a pure B&W photography Continue reading Samsung B&W Mirrorless Camera in February 2015Related Posts:Samsung NX400 Coming on Q1 of 2015Samsung NX400 and Upcoming Lenses DetailsSamsung Fullframe Mirrorless Coming SoonSamsung EX2 – Pro Compact Coming SoonSamsung NX30 vs.
  • New Medium Format Camera Coming from Sony and Mamiya

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    Latest rumors suggest that Sony in collaboration with Zeiss and Mamiya are preparing to announce new medium format on 2015, no detailed specification available yet, as we know that Sony is producing high quality CMOS sensors used in the latest cameras like PhaseOne and Hasselblad, so there will be no problem for Sony to develop Continue reading New Medium Format Camera Coming from Sony and MamiyaRelated Posts:Sony to Announce Medium Format CameraNikon Medium Format System Coming in September 2014Canon Medium Format Rumors [August 2014]Sony Compact Medium Format Camera ComingSony and Nikon…
  • Canon 1DX Mark II Coming on 2015-16

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    According to latest rumors from trusted sources of canonrumor, Canon almost completed its 2014 announcement and no pro camera coming in 2014, so possibly Canon will announce Canon 1DX Mark II and 5D Mark IV in 2015-16 (next 12-18 months), Canon will sure add advance AF system and Fullframe Dual-pixel CMOS AF sensor in upcoming Continue reading Canon 1DX Mark II Coming on 2015-16Related Posts:Canon 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II Rumor UpdateCanon 1DX Mark II and Canon 5D Mark IV Coming on Q1 of 2015Canon Camera Coming on Photokina 2014 [Rumor]Canon Testing New Fullframe DSLRCanon Camera Coming on…
  • Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX50 HS

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Take a look at the specification comparison review between these two camera, Canon SX60 HS is a successor of Canon SX50 HS camera and it features improved optical zoom lens, more resolution and more….   New Features in Canon SX60 HS Canon added a newly developed 16.1-megapixel High Sensitivity CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 6 image processor inside Continue reading Canon SX60 HS vs Canon SX50 HSRelated Posts:Canon SX60 HS Coming With 60X Optical ZoomCanon SX60 HS Sample ImagesCanon SX60 HS Coming in September 2014Canon SX60 HS to feature 65X Optical ZoomCanon SX50 HS vs Canon SX40 HS
  • Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 vs Nikon D610

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Specification comparison between Nikon Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 vs Nikon D610, the image is approx actual size representation of all the three camera… now take a look below And the price difference   Clear Winner – Nikon D810 As we can clearly see that the Nikon D810 is offering better core specification by having ultra high-resolution sensor, no-optical Continue reading Nikon D750 vs Nikon D810 vs Nikon D610Related Posts:Nikon D750 Does Have Low-Pass FilterNikon D750 Coming in Photokina 2014Nikon D750 is Available For Pre-orderNikon D750 Sample ImagesNikon D750 First Image…
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • National Geographic Travel Photo Contest 2015 [UK and Ireland only]

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Take part in the recently announced National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2015, It’s back! The National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2015 is now open for entries. Renowned for stunning imagery, we’re always on the lookout for the best in photographic talent behind the lens. This year we’ve got even more great prizes, new judges and […]
  • Golden Turtle Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    27 Sep 2014 | 7:35 pm
    The Golden Turtle includes various creative competitions aimed at identifying the best works and projects demonstrating the beauty and harmony of wild nature. Festival wildlife «Golden Turtle» representing the best works submitted to the contest, as well as other projects aimed at preserving wildlife annually held in Moscow. After completion of the Moscow Festival of […]
  • Save the Children International Photography Commission

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    We’ve teamed up with Save the Children and Magnum Photos to offer one IdeasTap member the photography opportunity of a lifetime. Right from the beginning, photography has been at the heart of Save the Children’s campaigns. Documenting real people, in their environment, and sharing their personal experiences with mass audiences, is key to the charity’s […]
  • Participate in the Visual Storytelling Awards

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Participate in the lens culture latest photography competition This is an international call to discover the best visual storytellers today — from all corners of the world! We are searching for photography in Documentary, Personal Stories, Photojournalism, Fictional Narratives, and any other photography that tells a story. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+ Entry […]
  • Participate in the Kreol Magazine Photography Contest

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Enter the competition for the best photo which illustrates “Separated by Water but United by Culture” Express through images what it means to you. The aim of the contest is to showcase the culture through music, dance, interpretive arts, language and traditions. All photo submissions should attempt to express the meaning and impact of culture […]
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Greg + Lisa Family Mini-Session

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    This was my first ever mini-session. I’ve been thinking about this for some time but wasn’t really sure if I could pull it off given 30 minutes to work with a family to get some great images, but I did it. So what do you get? You get me for 30 minutes in 1 of 4 pre-chosen locations around Sooke. 5-10 hand processed, print ready, images plus web sized images perfect for Facebook and email. All this for $75.00 I put a contest on my Discover Sooke Facebook page asking people to suggest a good location around Sooke to shoot in and Lisa and her family won it. We met at 6pm and we had a…
  • Lindsay + Russell Family Photo Session

    admin
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Another wonderful family photo session yesterday morning in East Sooke, again at Aylard Farm. The sun was coming up, the grasses had the morning dew still on them and these troopers were ready for a couple of hours of wandering around taking photos. The first one was taken along the path leading to the fields. With the sun close to their backs and large smiles on their face, we spent a few minutes capturing some different images here.  I really like the lens flare on this image. The next image, as you can see, was shot with the morning dew being burned off by the sun, it was quite hazy. We…
  • Steve on white background

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Steve contacted me as his art director wanted an image of him shot with a pure white background. I’m not sure what they are up to, but we ended up shooting this with my large portable white background and 1 24″ softbox, camera left with speed lights. The garage was painted white so we were able to get a lot of reflected and bounced light. Can’t wait to see what they are going to do with this. Yes, I shoot this type of stuff too and it is good for corporate or web type materials.
  • Laura + Steve Family Photo Session

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:09 pm
    I’ve known Steve and Laura for some time now and this isn’t the first time that I have worked with them. A couple of years ago we did another awesome session in East Sooke and they wanted to go back. Ruby, the little dog, was just a puppy the last time we did this. We met in the parking lot and discussed some ideas and caught up with each other. Steve was running a little late as he had a prior commitment so we started without him. These are just a small glimpse of the many photos they received. I brought a little stool with me and plopped it in the middle of the field and told…
  • Jordan + Lindsay Family Photo Shoot

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Last weekend we arranged another lovely photo session at Aylard Farm in East Sooke. One of my favourite locations to shoot as it offers everything in a beautiful location. You have a forest setting, large fields and of course the ocean and beach. This was another morning session and the lighting is different in the evening session offering a different feel, so it is a really good location to bring a family with tons of amazing places to have a photo session. Meet Lindsay and Jordan, another beautiful family who chose Aylard Farm. Starting off down the path through the fields near the parking…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

    Celine Manceron
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on parle de vidéo ici ! Bien au contraire. Depuis l’arrivée de cette fonctionnalité sur les réflex, nous sommes de plus en plus de photographes à tester cette nouvelle option et à l’adopter ! Et même, cette fonctionnalité est de plus en plus mise en avant (il n’y a qu’à regarder le menu et les specifications du Nikon D750 qui vient de sortir aujourd’hui ou du Canon 5D MIII). Cependant, ce n’est pas toujours facile d’oser passer à la vidéo. Les règles (comme la règle des tiers) existent en…
  • Test du Spydercheckr24

    Celine Manceron
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Au mois d’Août, Datacolor a sorti un nouveau produit : le Spydercheckr24, et c’est l’occasion de le tester ici, sur Photopassion. Il y a déjà quelques temps, nous avions eu l’occasion de tester le Spydercheckr, qui lui comporte 48 slots de couleurs. Découvrons donc maintenant le Checkr24. Le produit est composé d’une mire de 24 couleurs, et de l’autre côté, une charte de gris (bien pratique pour la balance des blancs). La mire de couleur va permettre de créer un profil pour l’appareil photo sur votre logiciel de traitement, qui va corriger…
  • La course après le temps

    Celine Manceron
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    En tant que photographe, on passe du temps à préparer ses voyages : quels sont les lieux à découvrir, sous quel angle et à quelle heure, on pourra réaliser la plus belle photo ! Pour cela, on a plusieurs astuces : les guides touristiques, le forum de voyageurs, les réseaux sociaux (avec l’appel aux amis) mais aussi les recherches sur Flickr, 500px, ou tout autre espace de partage de photos. Le problème, c’est que les grands monuments sont souvent magnifiques à plusieurs moments de la journée. Le soleil va l’éclairer de différentes manières en fonction des heures…
  • Salon de la photo 2014 – Invitation gratuite

    Guillaume Manceron
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Les vacances sont maintenant presque terminés pour bon nombre d’entre nous et il est temps d’attaquer la fin d’année avec le sourire, dans la joie et la bonne humeur pour cela on vous offre vos invitation gratuite Du coup, pour vous mettre tout de suite de bonne humeur, le Salon de la Photo de Paris 2014 et Photopassion s’associe une nouvelle fois pour vous offrir vos invitations gratuites ! Vous n’aurez aucune excuse de ne pas vous rendre à cet évènement incontournable de la photo en France. Pour obtenir vos invitations gratuites, rien de plus simple :…
  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Quand on me parle du Tour de France, cela m’évoque de nombreux souvenirs, notamment de la caravane J’ai eu l’occasion de les voir plusieurs fois passer, que ce soit en Dordogne, en Pyrénées Atlantique, et plus récemment, il y a 4 ans, prêt de Palaiseau. Cette année, quand le tracé du tour a été annoncé, nous avons tous été très surpris de voir une épreuve en Dordogne entre Bergerac et Périgueux. Et la surprise a été encore plus grande quand on a découvert que le seul contre la montre du tour passait devant la maison de famille, dans la fameuse côte de…
 
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    Stay Focused

  • Am I Equipped Right?

    Arnie Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Like many other dedicated photographers, I’ve somehow accumulated a sizable stash of photo equipment over the years. I’ve also gained a lot of experience knowing what equipment I’ll need for a particular type of shooting. My last two assignments were a combination of travel and outdoor shoots. My aging back and wobbly knees beg me to travel as lightly as possible for two reasons: a) to minimize the size and weight of the load that I carry and b) to reduce the amount of time I need to get ready for any given shot. Since I don’t like carrying camera bags or backpacks, I…
  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    Arnie Lee
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • September Wallpaper For You

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the September computer wallpaper. It shows a great shot of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff Grand Canyon
  • How To Sell Your Own Stock Photographs

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Stock photography used to be a great source of income for many photographers, and some made all of their money from stock. But things have changed over the past few years. The stock photography industry had gone through major changes due to five main factors: Photography went from film to digital. Microstock sites came into being. Royalty free images were offered. Getty Images’ embed feature lets people use images on blogs and social media for free. Some claim this was meant to put the small stock agencies out of business as their main income is from sales to blogs and social media…
  • Do you need photographs for your business? Then you need to know this

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Your company needs a photograph of your town for a brochure you’re going to use to promote your business. You contact a photographer who supplies you with the perfect photo. When you get the brochure printed up, the photograph looks so good you decide to put it on your website. A week later you receive a bill from the photographer for several hundred, or thousand, dollars for the right to use it on the website. But wait, you paid the photographer to use the photo; you should be able to use it any way you want, right? Wrong. It all depends on what rights you purchased. It can be an…
  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for August. After several days of rain, mushrooms popped up everywhere at the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area near Flagstaff. These tiny mushrooms were growing out of a fallen log. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • What To Charge For Your Prints

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    An opportunity has presented itself, and you are asked to sell your prints in a gallery or a business. But what should you charge? Set your prices too low, and you’ll go broke. Too high, and no one will buy. What is a realistic balance? The answer to that question is as much magic as science. The problem is that there isn’t a hard and fast rule to determine pricing. Instead, it’s what the market will bear. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to setting a print’s price: What does it cost to make a print? Download my Cost Estimator spreadsheet to see what it…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • North Lake Sunrise, and an Early Fall Color Report

    Michael Frye
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    Stormy sunrise at North Lake, Bishop Creek Canyon, Sunday morningAfter photographing lightning near Bishop on Saturday night (see my previous post), I thought there might be some interesting clouds still hanging around on Sunday morning, so I woke early and drove up to North Lake, near the upper end of Bishop Creek Canyon. And there were clouds – almost too many. Another small rain squall was moving up from the south along the Sierra crest, approaching Bishop Creek Canyon just as the sun was due to rise. There were enough clouds to the east that I thought they might block the light. And I…
  • A Stormy Night

    Michael Frye
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Lightning over Bishop and the Owens Valley, CA, USAOver the weekend Claudia and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Millpond Music Festival in Bishop, over on the eastern side of the Sierra. This is the 15th consecutive year we’ve attended this festival. Hanging out with friends, listening to music underneath the high peaks of the Sierra, made for a wonderful, relaxing, fun weekend. And as a bonus, I got to photograph some interesting weather. The land around Bishop is semi-desert, so it doesn’t get much rain. We’ve been sprinkled on a couple of times at Millpond, but had…
  • Fire and Half Dome

    Michael Frye
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meadow Fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley at night, with Half Dome on the left, Yosemite; 9-7-14, 8:44 p.m.Sunday afternoon Claudia and I saw dramatic images on the Yosemite webcams of a fire in Little Yosemite Valley. We’ve had many fires around here the last two summers, and I’ve made plenty of fire photographs. But how often can you photograph a fire next to Half Dome? We decided to head up to Washburn Point (near Glacier Point) to take a look. The origin of this fire is officially under investigation. The park service has been letting the lightning-caused Meadow Fire burn…
  • In the Heat of the Night

    Michael Frye
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moonlit sand dunes and the Milky Way, Death Valley. This is the photograph I originally envisioned from Death Valley, with dunes lit by the setting moon and the Milky Way above. (20 sec. at f/2.8, 6400 ISO)Where do you go to escape the crowds on Labor Day weekend? How about Death Valley, where the temperature was forecast to be 112 degrees! That should keep the tourists away. Okay, escaping the crowds wasn’t really the motivation for going to Death Valley in August. I had an idea for making a photograph with low-angle moonlight illuminating the sand dunes, and the Milky Way above. The moon…
  • Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

    Michael Frye
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    In the early 2000s, my wife Claudia – then manager of The Ansel Adams Gallery – saw the need for small, inspirational books for the Yosemite visitor. She worked with Steve Medley, the president, publisher, and editor for the Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy), to find meaningful quotes about nature, conservation, and Yosemite, and pair those quotes with my photographs to create the original Yosemite Meditations book. Since then, Yosemite Meditations has gone through several reprints, and spawned two companion volumes: Yosemite Meditations for Women, and Yosemite Meditations…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Panasonic Lumix GX7 $300 Instant Rebate

    Eric Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    B&H has the Panasonic GX7 body or kit with a $300 instant rebate, which brings the body only price down to $697.99 and the GX7 with 14-42mm lens kit down to $797.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: New Panasonic GX7 Gets $100 Instant Rebate Pentax K-5 Price Drop and Instant Rebate Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Lens $170 Instant Rebate
  • Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 II Lens for $299 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    ebay (via mzgamers) has the Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II APSH lens for $299.99 (compare at $427.99). Check it out while they last here on ebay. ebay seller mzgamers has a 100% positive feedback at the time of this post. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II Lens for $348 – Deal Alert Panasonic Lumix GF3 + Lens for $179 – Deal Alert Panasonic Lumix G 20mm f/1.7 II ASPH. Lens Released
  • GoPro HERO3+ for $349 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:52 pm
    With the introduction of the new GoPro HERO4, we are now seeing a $50 price drop on the HERO3+ with its price now $349.99. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: GoPro “HERO” Entry-Level Model Leaks Out Watch the GoPro Hero3 Black Edition Promo Video GoPro HERO3 Silver Edition Now In-Stock
  • Canon 60D Kit w/ EF-S 18-135mm IS Lens for $749 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    ebay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon 60D with the EF-S 18-135mm IS lens for $749.99 (reg. $1199) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay. Note, this is likely a grey market item with an in-house warranty from BigValueInc, which has a positive feedback rating of 99.2% at the time of this post. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon 6D for $1399 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $698 – Deal Alert Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $639 – Deal Alert [Update: Gone]
  • Sony Medium Format Rangefinder Coming?

    Eric Reagan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Rumors are churning again that Sony could release a medium format rangefinder camera soon – within the next 12 months. Previously, we had heard that Sony would release a medium format camera similar in form factor to the Mamiya 7 rangefinder. While that may still be the case, the latest rumors from what Photo Rumors calls a “very good source” says that both Sony and Mamiya will release rangefinder-styled cameras. Sony makes a 50MP CMOS sensor that is used in Hasselblad, Pentax and PhaseOne medium format cameras, so it would not be a huge surprise to see Sony come out of…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Around the World: 12 Unique & Beautiful Travel Destinations

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    Swimming with harmless Jellyfishes, Mastigias papua etpisonii, Jellyfish Lake, Micronesia, Palau. Reinhard Dirscherl/NHPA/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: nhpaphotos114091 Jellyfish Lake, Palau, Micronesia Swimming with jellyfish? Sounds a little dangerous. But not in Palau’s Jellyfish Lake, where the millions of isolated golden jellyfish have lost their sting due to no predators in the saltwater lake. Most of the time, pictures just cannot do these beautiful places justice. But at Newscom, we’ll always try! So take a look at these unique travel…
  • Pictures of the Month: September 2014 on Newscom

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Careful you dont fall over! .A sightseer does yoga on the edge of a 700 metre-high cliff as she takes in the breathtaking views. Solent News / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotosfive585458 September has been a busy month, with many amazing pictures to prove it. Not only is Fall in full swing with falling leaves and discussions about Halloween costumes, but it’s time again to round up some of the best pictures we’ve seen this September on Newscom. In the headlines, we saw pictures of Oscar Pistorius leaving his trial on bail, the NFL’s dealings…
  • Just For Smiles: Dog Surfing Competition

    Annabelle Quinn
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    A dog competing in the large category rides a wave at the Surf City Surf Dog competition in Huntington Beach, California, USA, 28 September 2014. MICHAEL NELSON/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive379311 Over the weekend two dog competitions took place in very different parts of the world. And these competitions weren’t your typical competition for canines like say the Westminster dog show, no this was dogs competing on surfboards. And boy, are they glorious pics… We know most dogs like water, heck they even enjoy it when it comes in the form of snow, but dogs…
  • 24 Pics of Fall Foliage

    Annabelle Quinn
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Colorful are the autumn leaves on the various trees in the French Garden of Celle. The park is a utility and pleasure garden in the court yard tradition of the early 17th century. Photo: Klaus Nowottnick Date: October 31, 2011. Klaus Nowottnick/picture alliance / Klaus Nowottn/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo201563 This week marked the official start of fall and with the autumn season upon us, there comes a bittersweet feeling. We are sad to see summer go, all those beach days behind us, but fall is just so beautiful. Like seriously, is there anything prettier than…
  • Cute Animal Pics: Black Cats

    Ty Cobb
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    Black House cat in Grass. imago stock&people/imago/blickwinkel/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: imagostock692558 Black Cats have long had a bad rap for bringing scary, bad luck. However in many parts of the world they are seen as good luck which seems to make sense because how can animals this cute be bad luck or evil?   You might think there is only one kind of black cat, but there are in fact 22 different cat breads that have an all black coat including some of the world’s biggest cats. While many of them are actually something to be scared of, the rest can be just as…
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  • Fitness photos with model Adrienne Jordan

    Francis Specker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I spent a couple day on location around Los Angeles with Adrienne Jordan shooting fitness/life style photos. Adrienne is a travel writer and photographer and her work can be seen on her website: www.adriennejordan.com .
  • NYC Street Photography with the Sony A7

    Francis Specker
    10 May 2014 | 8:14 am
    Trying out the Sony A7 camera and the kit 28-70 lens on the streets of New York. Shot raw and then converted to black and white with Adobe DNG, Adobe Raw Converter, and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Divergent Star Shailene Woodley portrait

    Francis Specker
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Two looks, one high-key and one low-key, of actress Shailene  Woodley during a 10 minute photo session during a press junket for the film, "Divergent", at the Four Seasons Hotel on assignment for the New York Daily News. The typical press junket for a major motion picture is for the studio to rent out a block of suites at a nice hotel, usually the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can usually tell from a lot of photos if the photo was shot there as pieces of furniture or the same balcony view is used by the photographer. My standard procedure is to set up at least two different…
  • Greetings from the Met Costume Ball

    Francis Specker
    13 Jun 2013 | 6:44 pm
    Madonna Michelle Williams Nicki Minaj Kirstin Dunst Katie Holmes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Vivienne Westwood Jennifer Lawrence Gisele Bündchen Beyonce
  • What You Didn't see on TV at the Grammys

    Francis Specker
    23 Feb 2013 | 7:57 pm
    Riff Raff Takes A Selfie Chris Brown tries to shake Taylor Swift's hand Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham Adele gets squeezed by Dave Grohl SkyBlu and Nancy O'Dell RedFoo sports a GoPro 3 camera Kelly Obourne and Giuliana Rancic Kimbra Hunter Hayes makes an entrance Deadmau5 and Kat Von D 2 Chainz without any chains Quincy Jones and his girl group Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Rick Ross and his cigar Fun Travis Barker brings his family Rihanna Adele and Rihanna Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Rihanna and Chris Brown Beyonce and Jay Z Katy Perry and John Mayer Jonny Depp
 
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The new force in photojournalism

    Paul Melcher
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It used to be that when trouble hit the streets, autocratic governments would shut access to the media, in particular to photographers. Those were targeted for a few reasons: One, they were easily... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget ( Updated)

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • You Gotta Stop for a Rainbow

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The weekend was full of good stuff from chores to photography. When out on the property working, I like having a camera with me because you just never know what’s going to appear. 99% of what I take doing this just goes on the refrig under a magnet, just a fun memory of fun times. And these images belong there are well but hell, everyone loves a rainbow. We always stop to watch the sun set in the Sierra as no two are ever the same and they all seem gorgeous. This was no different so the Nikon V3 happily clicked away. Then a few heartbeats later, the heavens gave us a little bit better…
  • Going Back Old School

    Moose
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Our good friends asked if I would mind taking photos for Woodrow’s senior year. We were happy to do it and I found it good to go back to the old school days of portraits. Now understand, I’ve got to think this stuff through, it doesn’t come naturally to me. And just to keep things interesting, they picked all the locations. I had no clue where we were going, no preplanning. So for two hours on Saturday we had a good ol time making some images. This first location they liked was this tunnel of trees. Shooting with the Df / 80-400VR3, I brought the Profoto B1 in close with a…
  • Then There is That Moment

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The storm parts for a second, the light strikes across the sapsucker and the Aspen for just a moment. The D4s cracks off and the shot is made. The morning has been a success, that one special moment preserved. Perfect
  • Looking for the UnCommon

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Starring through the D4s / 800mm at the Red-breasted Sapsucker, I’m looking for those images aren’t the basic “perched” shot. This means looking for and picking up on the biology that might just make for the uncommon shot from the common. That is the main reason I’m shooting with the D4s. I use a camera that shoots 11fps a lot to make up for my “day dreaming.” Often, I get so involved in what I’m seeing I forget to push the button. Then when reality hits and I do hit the button, the 11fps makes up for the “day dream lag” I suffer…
  • “He’s Back!”

    Moose
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    With that, I came running out to the living room to see what Sharon was looking at. Sure enough, the Red-breasted Sapsucker that first visited last fall had returned to his wells. We’ve been watching but we’d not seen him since he left last year until today. You can see the wells he drilled last year in this photo, they seem to be all dry and useless. It’s hard to tell so far if he is opening these up or drilling new ones. It’s sure fun to see him though! I’m on the deck shooting, so I’m able to shoot basically at eyelevel with him. I’m shooting…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • Become a Patron

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Become a patron, get rewards! I just added a new way to support the show: Patreon. Think crowd-funding for artists. Become a patron starting as low as $1. Did I mention rewards? Yes, rewards will be based on the size … Continue reading → The post Become a Patron appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf650 – A Q and an A and an iPhone

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    Chris will briefly talk about the new iPhone 6 and how that relates to photography. He’ll also try to find the elusive value of art and let’s see if we can help brad to stylize his photos through post production. … Continue reading → The post tfttf650 – A Q and an A and an iPhone appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf649 – GAAAAH, NOT AGAIN! Cliché Photos And What To Do About Them

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    You take a sunset picture. Oh no, not again. HDR? Seen it all. Or maybe a color key where a red rose sits lonely in a sea of black-and-white? Clichés are everywhere in photography. Chris explores how bad it really … Continue reading → The post tfttf649 – GAAAAH, NOT AGAIN! Cliché Photos And What To Do About Them appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf648 – Your Biggest Mistake Ever

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    This episode is about one single panicked phone call from a photographer who wonders if he made a really bad mistake. Chris tries to find out if making mistakes can be avoided. Quote of the day: “Skill in photography is … Continue reading → The post tfttf648 – Your Biggest Mistake Ever appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    23 Aug 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge is taking the world in storm. And to those who say “enough already”, I respond: if you don’t want to see it, ignore it. Here’s what this is about: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS. … Continue reading → The post Chris Got Very Wet. And Cold. #icebucketchallenge appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • New Blog Location

    cbohnhoff
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The New Chris Bohnhoff’s Photo World It’s been my good fortune over the years to photograph some subjects that people are interested in: wonderful chefs, organizations doing good work, fun events. So it’s a bittersweet thing to pack up this WordPress blog and move over to a new, blank platform. There’s a lot of work here that I’m proud of, and it’s fun to look at all the images made over the years. But technology moves on, hackers do their thing, and best practices must keep with the times. So I’m off to this new spot with a new look, but the same…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    cbohnhoff
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    cbohnhoff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    cbohnhoff
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    cbohnhoff
    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Welcome Topaz Webinar Visitors (30% off coupon codes until October 6th included)

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    Thank you to everyone who attended my Topaz Labs Webinar! Click here to see all of the Topaz Labs products and be sure to visit my discount coupon code page to get a discount on ALL Topaz Labs products.  From now until Monday October 6th, you can also enjoy these limited time special offers: ronweb5 CLICK HERE and use the coupon code above to get 30% off everything except Impression ronimpression CLICK HERE and use the coupon code above to get 25% Impression. If you haven’t seen it already, Impression is an awesome (albeit a little slow at this time) product that can create some…
  • Ask Ron: First Thoughts about the Canon 7D Mark II

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II One of my readers asked me for my thoughts on the new Canon 7D Mark II, so here’s what I said… Due to the wave of new product announcements it may be a while before I get around to reviewing one, but on paper it sounds very exciting. The 7D was a revolutionary body when it was released and for quite some time until the 5D Mark III & 1D X came out, it really had some features (like Zone AF) that I really longed for. Now one thing I hated about the 7D was its very mediocre image quality due to its sensor (shared with the 60D) – it just had too many megapixels for…
  • Free Topaz Presets, New Product & Discount Offer

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
     Workflow Tips from the Pros on Topaz Adjust Topaz Labs is now offering FREE new presets and workflow tips for the latest release of Adjust that was recently released. The new version updates the user-interface to keep up with the great changes in the preview system featured in other Topaz products. It feels faster and more robust than its predecessor too! You can buy Adjust or any Topaz Labs product with my discount coupon code or you try it for free for 30 days. All New - Topaz Impression This is a very cool product that can create some amazing effects for your images, but it does…
  • Thoughts on the new Fujifilm X100T, X-T1 Graphite & More announcements

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m a bit of a Fujifilm fan boy because I’ve had quite a bit of enjoyment out of reviewing and owning X-series cameras. As a result, I get excited to hear about what’s new when new models are released. Amidst all the hoopla around the iPhone 6 announcement, I almost missed this one! Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera The Fujifilm X100s is a very good camera that I enjoyed reviewing quite a bit. I was very surprised when I had discovered a new replacement was already being released. The full press release is here, but the highlights are an improved rear LCD &…
  • Canon Rebates and New Gear Announcements

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Click here to learn more about the new Canon Rebates and the latest hot gear released recently!
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    a small work

  • Keeper of the Key

    Pamela Viola
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    And now, back to my character studies...© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Ruby

    Pamela Viola
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
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  • Curiosity E

    Pamela Viola
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    From the curiosity series...Through the portals of dreams and memories there are curiosities.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    Pamela Viola
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    From the curiosity series...Through the portals of dreams and memories there are curiosities.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Just So and A Hint

    Pamela Viola
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
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  • eHow: Do You Understand the Relationship Between Shutter and Aperture?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous people, myself included, have written about the exposure triangle to explain how you need to balance ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to get a good exposure. The confusing part is that the triangle misleads people into believing that a good exposure is an equal mix of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Consequently, this isn’t […]
  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    Kerry Garrison
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
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  • Curious Baby Owls Investigate a Camera Left Near Their Nest, Cuteness Ensues

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Here’s a cute little video that shows what happened when As Goprod set up a camera next to the next of an owl family. After the mother flies away, the little baby owls come out to investigate the mysterious object that showed up out of nowhere. You can almost see the gears spinning in the owls’ heads as they try to determine whether the camera is friend, foe, or food: (via Laughing Squid)
  • Netflix Looking to Pay Three Instagram Allstars to Travel To Movie Sets and Take Pictures

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re confident in your Instagram photography, enjoy traveling and are looking to like your pockets with an extra $4,000, Netflix has a job opening just for you. The company, is looking to hire three “Grammasters” to take an all-expense-paid trip of a lifetime to different movie sets, take pictures of them, and get paid for doing it. The position will require two weeks of your time, in which you will travel across the United States and capture some of the most iconic locations to ever appear in entertainment. All of your travel and other expenses will be taken care of, and at the…
  • The Entrancing Cinemagraph Creations of Julien Douvier

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The cinemagraph genre is one of the most exciting to follow because, unlike almost every other type of “photography” (in quotes since you they aren’t photos in the traditional sense of the word), it’s not yet oversaturated with phenomenal work. Almost everywhere you turn you’ll find a great street photographer, or landscape photographer, or fine art photographer. But when you stumble across a master at creating cinemagraphs, he or she is one of only a handful. Julien Douvier is one such photographer. As you might remember, earlier this month we featured a number…
  • ‘No Ad’ App Replaces NYC Subway Ads With Art From the International Center of Photography

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    In every facet of our lives, we’re bombarded by advertisements: online, while driving, on the radio, everywhere. So much so that they become more noise than anything else. So wouldn’t you like to erase some of that noise and replace it with iconic photography? Well, soon you can. For one month, starting in mid-October, No Ad, an augmented reality application will be overlaying pieces of art from the International Center of Photography over the commercial advertisements seen throughout the New York City subway system. The premise behind the app is fairly straightforward. After you…
  • FILM Ferrania Needs Your Help Coming Back to Life; Be a Part of the Film Renaissance

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    There are only four places left in the world that are capable of producing color film for both cinema and photography, and one of those is asking for your help to properly rise from the ashes and help secure “100 more years of analog film.” The company we’re talking about is Italy’s FILM Ferrania, and if you’ve been following the Ferrania story, you know that they’re scheduled to start producing film again (for the first time since going bankrupt in 2003) by the end of this year. So, what’s the problem? We’ll let the architects of…
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  • Think Tank Photo new Mirrorless camera bag

    Nat Coalson
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad®. And don’t forget that by clicking on my link, every time you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear you will receive free gear with your orders. Enjoy!
  • Designer Spotlight: Yohandel Ruiz, RTKL Associates

    Nat Coalson
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL Continuing my series of features about prominent interior designers working in hospitality, this installment I’m thrilled to present my interview with Yohandel Ruiz. He’s a Senior Associate interior designer (LEED AP) with RTKL who has been described as “an energetic and highly creative member of RTKL’s Miami team”. Yohandel has a background in interior architecture and FF&E with expertise in hospitality, residential and cruise ship projects. He has designed solutions for all facets of commercial and residential interiors, from complete…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks. Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Eye of the Beholder

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Abstract photograph made in Bristol, England features soft streaks of blurred purple, teal and gold hues over a circular form with subtle texture. Available as fine art prints on any material including mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Landscape Photograph: Dawn at Canyonlands

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    The rising sun illuminates the crests of sandstone canyons and spires in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Fine art prints available. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray hunting togetherby B. N. SullivanWe spotted this pair of hunters in the Caribbean.  The dark colored fish in the photo is a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). This fish makes its living as an opportunistic feeder.  In this instance, it is swimming a little above and behind a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) hoping to snag a free lunch.The stingray finds its food by rummaging in the sand, looking for little creatures to eat -- worms, small clams, tiny crabs, and such. To locate its prey, it fans away the top layer the sand by fluttering the wing-like…
  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
  • The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

    BNS
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)by B. N. SullivanThe Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is one of the smaller members of the stingray family, Dasyatidae.  We think it's also the nicest looking stingray, sporting those wonderful, eye-catching blue spots.An Indo-Pacific species, this ray is found in the Red Sea, in coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and around the coasts and islands of Southeast Asia.  Despite its wide distribution range, these critters are becoming scarce in some areas due to the aquarium trade:  their pretty coloration and smallish size make…
  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Critically Endangered Species

    BNS
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)by B. N. SullivanThis is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This turtle species inhabits all tropical and subtropical seas around the world, but its numbers continue to decline.The IUCN Hawksbill Turtle page notes: extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three Hawksbill generations as a result of over-exploitation of adult females and eggs at nesting beaches, degradation of nesting habitats, take of…
  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
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  • Lightroom vs. Bridge – Photography Training Tuesdays

    Forum Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Lesson from Julianne Kost:  the difference between Lightroom and Bridge On The Road Education- speakers sponsored by H&H   Video Tutorial – What is the Difference Between Lightroom or Bridge?   What’s the difference between Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge? Check out this video from Julieanne Kost to see her take on this question:   Direct link to video So, Adobe Bridge grew out of Photoshop’s File Browser, a dozen versions ago. Lightroom has evolved from the professional…
  • Showing You Care With Student Safety ID’s

    Forum Admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    School Photographers take note! As I was watching the news last night about a child custody case for a small boy, it reminded me of the important role we play as photographers of our precious children.  Even though we take countless photos of our children, only a few are a head and shoulder photograph that has a clear and accurate representation of what the child looks like.  An accurate, up-to-date image of the child resides on the H&H Child Safety Card that school photographers can add to order inserts.  Every year as we make our annual doctor’s appointment, replace our car…
  • PHOTOGRAPHY TRAINING TUESDAY – HOW TO CREATE SCHOOL CLASS COMPOSITE IMAGES

    Forum Admin
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Class Composites –preparing for classroom composites ASMP Educational Event at H&H   Preparing for Automated Class Composites H&H offers a great product for those school photography studios that need to provide class room composites to schools. These automated composites are available in the hhschools software. The design of these composites should fit the needs of 95% of your schools class composite requirements.  Below are a few steps that we recommend which will make ordering these composites a…
  • Facebook Advertising For Photographers – Analyzing Results

    Georgia McCabe
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    In today’s post, Georgia McCabe wraps up her three-part series on Facebook advertising. If you missed the first two, jump to the links below: How To Use Facebook Advertising To Boost Your Photography Business Setting Up Your Campaign Now for part III: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Ad: Direct Link to Video   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hello, everybody, this is Georgia McCabe and this is Part III of my Facebook advertising blog series. And, today, what we’re going to cover is how to use the Reporting function to see the effectiveness of your ads. Before I do that, I want to first…
  • Training Tuesday – Lighting and Lens Focal Length, Holiday Cards

    Forum Admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Christmas and Holiday Cards –a complete resource guide Lighting Tutorial: How Lens Focal Length Shapes the Face & Controls Perspective:   Urgent—only 14 Fridays until Christmas!  So it is time for you to be talking about, showing and selling holiday and Christmas cards to your clients.  Let’s take a look at the resources H&H has available to help you design and sell photo printed cards:   1- H&H offers FREE Photoshop templates so you can easily produce beautifully designed cards. …
 
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  • Dusty Sensor Chips and How to Avoid the Problem

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    A reader and follower of FreePhotoCourse.com named Sarah sent an email to our general mailbox yesterday with a very good question.  We felt that our answer could be of value to all digital photographers with DSLR cameras, so we decided to post an extended "Tips" answer/article in our readers' forum and on this blog.So here it is!Sarah asked  "I just paid $120 to have my CMOS sensor chip cleaned because it was filled with microscopic dust and particles that were leaving translucent splotches on my pictures.  I've only had this particular DSLR for about 8 months and I…
  • Always Use the Fastest Shutter Speed?

    5 Aug 2013 | 5:16 pm
    A visitor to our site contacted us yesterday with an interesting question about shutter speed.  "Jim" is a newcomer to the DSLR world and is beginning to acquaint himself with manual exposure controls.  His question is logical, but he's missing an important piece of the puzzle.  Here is his question: "I'm a new Nikon SLR buyer and am in the process of studying and learning the ins and outs, and my question is:  Why not have your SLR set to 1/4000 all the time, what's the need to slower the shutter speed? Obviously I understand the purpose of slowing the…
  • Must Springtime Photography be about Flowers?

    15 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    Now that spring has FINALLY decided to stick around (we feel really sorry for the folks in the US northwest and midwest who had to deal with snow even as May settled-in) we thought we would revisit the idea of spring photography and what it means in terms of your subject matter.Nathan Anderson, one of our staff writers/photographers, decided to take his camera along on a spring photo shoot and see just what kinds of photo opp's he could find that exemplified spring.  Here's what he had to say about his photo day trip:"Well, first of all, it struck me as I began planning my day, that the…
  • The Dead of Winter

    24 Feb 2013 | 11:10 am
    As the Feb. 28 deadline nears for entries in our "Winter Magic 2013" photo contest, we've been busy reviewing loads of images that have been pouring in.  It's been a great experience seeing so many beautiful pictures.  Some of them are so spectacular and dramatic that even the winter haters among our team here at FreePhotoCourse.com, have grown to appreciate the beauty and majesty that God paints with his own brush...and yes, in all four seasons!We would like to thank all of the many casual and professional photographers who decided to participate and, being our very first contest,…
  • Spring Photo Opportunities

    25 Apr 2012 | 5:51 pm
    Spring Photo Opportunities No, this is not going to be a post about "cute cats", "cuddly little kittens" or "fabulous felines"!  But, looking at the photo, it's easy to understand why you might think that.  Despite all appearances, this blog post is actually an important reminder about looking for less obvious and more rewarding subjects when it comes to springtime photography.One of our photographers was scouting-out spring photo opportunities the other day, when something occurred to her that should be an important talking point for all photographers at this time of the…
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  • At the blog hop! Ding-a-ling!

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

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
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  • Pete's Lake And Red Rock Falls At Northland Adventurer

    Howard G
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    I am pleased that the website Northland Adventurer, the mission of which is "through illustrious photography, art and story we bring the awe of the Northland to you, wherever you may be", has recently written articles using three of my photographs from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The site defines the Northland as Northwest Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, most of South Dakota, Noertheast Montana and Northern Iowa.The three images used were among my favorites and are shown below.  Click on the link to read the two articles about the locations and while you are there check out the whole…
  • Nature Photography: How To Eliminate The Competition

    Howard G
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:31 am
    With the advent of digital photography, it seems like photographers and their images are everywhere.  Some sobering statistics:Based on 2013 data there are 350 million pictures uploaded to Facebook A DAYIn 2013 Facebook hosted 250 BILLION images (sure, a good portion of them are my pet cat riding on the back of my pet dog, but many of them are also good photos).Image Shack 20 BILLION imagesFlickr - 135 million images FREE for use under Creative CommonsSalable photos?  In 2015 iStock had 11.3 million while Shutterstock has over 42 million of them.   Microstock too cheap?
  • The Palouse In Spring

    Howard G
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    There seem to be two prime times to visit the Palouse in Eastern Washington / Western Idaho. The first is around June, when the various crops are in their early stages, with patchworks of abstract greens and browns (from areas being allowed to lay fallow), and the second is in August, when the harvest occurs.One of the bonuses of visiting in the spring is the possibility of finding bright yellow fields of canola in bloom.  Why do I say 'possibility'? The first reason is that there are not all that many canola fields and the second is that the canola flowers don't bloom for very long.
  • Squarespace - The Cons

    Howard G
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    When I first decided to write a post about the cons of using Squarespace to build and host my website I actually had a far larger list than I do now.  Like any tool, it takes some getting used to.  Let me state at the outset that now that I have finished putting together the site I am extremely pleased with Squarespace overall and can VERY HIGHLY recommend it to those interested in building and hosting a website.I should add that the site is now live (which I guess you already know if you are reading this) at www.howardgrill.com.  Also, see my post about the 'Pros' of…
  • Squarespace - The Pros

    Howard G
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me:the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the sameat least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratchbe responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devicesuse no Flashallow for the storage and download of…
 
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  • Scottsdale Arizona Wedding Photographer Rebekah Sampson | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Scottsdale wedding photographer Rebekah Sampson of Rebekah Sampson Photography. Rebekah Sampson Bio I have been a professional wedding photographer for over seven years. I love weddings because of the love and excitement bubbling all around. Everyone is joyous, happy, and in love. I truly believe I have the best job in the world because I am able to document people’s lives and capture them in their most emotional moments. I still get excited every time I drive up to a wedding. Each one is unique and special in it ‘s own way. I am a…
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Baltimore Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Baltimore, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Maryland Wedding Date: August 09, 2014 Client Names: Sujay & Rachel Real Wedding Description Sujay and Rachel were married at the Inn at the Colonnade in Baltimore. The couple met at John Hopkins Hospital, where they work. And though no doubt the lovely Rachel looks great even in scrubs, she was resplendent in the Indian sari she wore for the ceremony! After the ceremony they went outside for some quick portraits as the sun was setting, then off to the hotel’s elegant…
  • Real Wedding | Ireland | Ireland Wedding Photographer Bartek Witek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Bartek Witek, Ireland, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Ireland Wedding Date: May 10, 2014 Client Names: SallyAnn & Philip Real Wedding Description Intimate Irish wedding in the sunny but also extremely windy Ardmore, County Waterford, SallyAnn’s home town. Relaxed and warm atmosphere during preparations gave me a clear picture of how amazing people will be around me throughout the day. Ceremony in the Saint Paul’s Church that was built in 1838 was very intimate. Strong, warm readings and amazing song performed by…
  • Real Wedding | Russia | Saint Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, Saint Petersburg, Russia Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Russia Wedding Date: July 12, 2012 Client Names: Katya & Anton Real Wedding Description Beautiful and elegant couple Katya and Anton celebrated their wedding in private and remote location near Saint Petersburg in Russia. Their style and unique way to celebrate their marriage created those images. Ronen. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | Saint Petersburg wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Ronen Boidek | Email: ronen@boidek.com | Phone:…
  • Real Wedding | Canada | Halifax Wedding Photographer Liam Hennessey

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Wedding Photographer: Liam Hennessey, Halifax, Canada Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Halifax, NS Wedding Date: October 18, 2013 Client Names: Jay & Melissa Real Wedding Description For as much as this was a wedding, it was also a celebration of Jay and Melissa’s family and friends. The attention to detail was there but the real reason for the event was not lost in the timeline of the day. They laughed, hard. They loved, a lot. They partied. All of them. Everything was perfect. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Liam Hennessey | Halifax wedding…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: 2014

    Larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was…
  • Off The Record: Rock and Soul

    Larry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising…
  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
  • Off The Record: Les Adorables

    Larry
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Next Album As we work our way through the Off The Record Project, I thought it was time to mix in a fairly modern album – a movie soundtrack actually.  While the Les Miserables soundtrack isn’t necessarily an “iconic” album, it is definitely a very recognizable cover.  On top of that, it is actually a pretty cool portrait. Trying to survive the Hurricane! The setup was pretty easy- light the model and hit her with some air to make the hair fly around.  Turns out it took a little more air than I had thought.  By the time things were finished, we had her mom…
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    David's Simple Photography

  • DOF Control for Sharper Photographs

    David L. Tong
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Getting sharper images isn’t just about getting a camera with gazillions of focus points. Understanding the mechanics and physics of why photos are tack sharp or blurry lies not only in hardware, but depth of field as well. Check the Full Post
  • Harness the Power of Focus Area Selections of Photoshop CC

    David L. Tong
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Cutting objects from backgrounds has never been easier with Photoshop CC’s new features such as the Focus Area selection option. PHlean has this awesome tutorial on how to utilize it. Check the Full Post
 
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • In The Spotlight: Atul Sharma – A Lawyer-turned-Photographer

    Pixpa
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    Leaving a corporate profession for a creative one isn’t for the weak-hearted. This week in our interview section, we would like to introduce you one such resolute man Atul Sharma. Atul gave up his career in law to become a photographer and now sees himself involved in various genres artistically. Photography has been Atul’s passion and has made him travel far and wide. Here’s an inspiring tete-a-tete with him! (Visit his complete portfolio at atulsharma.com) 1. You gave up a career in law to follow your passion for photography. Clearly, the role of ‘passion’ in your life has…
  • 7 Points to Build Client Relationship for a Successful Photo Business

    Pixpa
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    In the good old days, when businesses flourished, customers were put on a pedestal and seen as the greatest source of learning. If there is one field where customers are still viewed in a somewhat similar manner, it’d be in the photography industry. For one, without them, photography as a profession would hold little meaning. Running a photo business, here’s what you can do more on your part to build a relationship that is not only professional, but professional with something worth remembering and valuing. Make this professional journey one where you not only make friends but also come…
  • Earning Smart with Stock Photography

    Pixpa
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Every business that’s ever thought of launching an online website, portfolio or simply publicizing their business, the following question has been most redundant: “Where can I find images that are free and easy to download, without the associated hassles of signing-up or paying?” As a photographer, you would know the answer lies in stock photography. Dissecting the ‘Stock’ of the Lot So you’ve got a great photograph of the Champs-Elysees taken towards dusk? But you don’t really know how, where or what to do with it? Well, there are others like you. The smart ones are putting…
  • In The Spotlight: Marian Hammond

    Pixpa
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This week, Pixpa.com had the pleasure to interview Marian Hammond, an extremely versatile photographer and filmmaker, in our interview segment. Marian is the co-founder of a communication and marketing firm, Brink Communication and manages to follow her passion for photography in her free time. Her work captures varied genres and reflects the passion with which he pursues photography. Here’s knowing her in greater detail. (View her portfolio at Marianhammond.com) 1.  How has your love for photography assisted you in your work at Brink Communications? I co-founded Brink three years ago to…
  • Drones: Changing the Face of Photography?

    Pixpa
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Over the past two decades, technology has changed our lives in multiple ways. The drones stand next in line to becoming an indispensable part of our lives. The use of drones or the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), seems inevitable in nearly all  spheres of human activity. The use of drones has taken photography to a whole new level and is expected to widen the scope further. Professionals and hobbyists, both are increasingly using drones for aerial photography. Drones  attached with high-end GoPro cameras, enable photography from heights that are beyond human reach. Here are five  uses of…
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  • Heading Southwest

    Ron Niebrugge
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    The Virgin River in the Zion Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah. Seems I’m not home for very long these days – just a week and a half for this last stretch – but a great week and a half, Alaska can be so beautiful this time of year! We are off today for a fun five week trip.  Planning on doing more backpacking on this trip then usual – have reservations for Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon, and hope to do the West Rim Trail and possibly East Rim in Zion if we can get the permits.  Going to spend time in  Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada where I have two sold out…
  • Fairbanks Fall

    Ron Niebrugge
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Fall colors near Fairbanks, Alaska. Fall colors near Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • How to Photograph Aurora eBook Review

    Ron Niebrugge
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Aurora borealis over the Brooks Range last week, Alaska. This was last week in the Brooks Range. Capturing decent images of the northern lights (aurora borealis) is far more involved then most photographers anticipate.  Finding the aurora, dealing with cold, focusing and exposure are just some of the challenges – I know I made plenty of mistakes along the way when I began to photograph the aurora. When I was learning way back in the days of slides, I know I wasted a long, cold dark night photographing a cool aurora show after manually setting the focus on my lens to infinity, only to…
  • Dalton Highway

    Ron Niebrugge
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    Dalton Highway, Alaska. A southbound truck begins the climb up the 12% grade of Atigun Pass, last week on the Dalton Highway.  This highway was often featured on the show Ice Road Truckers.
  • Valley of Fire Photography Tour

    Ron Niebrugge
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:25 am
    Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Since our first Valley of Fire Tour Photography Tour filled so quickly, we added a second weekend, and now there is only one spot left for it.  So if you are interested, contact us soon. This tour begins with a welcome dinner on Friday night, includes permits for night photography on Saturday night, and finishes after sunset on Sunday night.  This beautiful park contains lots of amazing scenery, and even the chance to see and photograph desert bighorn.  So far, both weekends are all people I have done trips with in the past, so I know they are…
 
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  • Back to Basics: The Many Benefits of Shooting with a Prime Lens

    Chris Corradino
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    There's no denying the convenience of a zoom lens, but there is a trade off most photographers won't admit. They make us lazy. Instead of walking around to find the best vantage point, we stay grounded in one spot. This often results in the last thing any of us want, unoriginal compositions. In this piece, I'd like to share an exercise to break free of these constraints. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Everything Else is Black

    Chris Corradino
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    I've visualized this type of shot for a while but haven't been able to capture it until now. The idea was to show just a sliver of sunlight on a subject while everything else remained in deep shadow. To accentuate this, I underexposed the areas in the shade, rendering it near black. I then converted the shot to B&W in Lightroom and added a bit of contrast.  For more ideas on what kinds of images work best in black and white, check my tutorial here.  
  • Let the Motion Show

    Chris Corradino
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Showing the motion of your subject can be more effective than freezing it. At 1/6th of a second, we see a lively field of grasses swaying to the ocean breeze. This is a much more interesting image than a traditional capture with a fast shutter speed of 1/125. For more ideas of how to use a slow shutter speed for creative exposures, check my article here. 
  • Meet the NYIP Mentors in Popular Photography Magazine

    Chris Corradino
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    Popular Photography recently interviewed me for a sponsored series of Photo Tips from NYIP mentors. There's also a terrific piece by Patrick Donehue on the "21 Habits of Successful Photographers". If you'd like to learn more about the common attributes found in many pros, I'd strongly encourage you to read it now and bookmark it for future reference. Finally, be sure to catch the interview with photographer Tim Pannell. His work will absolutely blow you away. 
  • New Tutorial: 5 Things Most Wildlife Photographers Won't Tell You

    Chris Corradino
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Creating a beautiful image of an elusive creature is an exciting challenge for all nature photographers. Unlike the controlled environments common in zoos and farms, wildlife is fleeting. Since most opportunities last just a few short seconds, there is little room for error when the subject finally appears. Equipped with these proven tips and techniques, you can relive the experiences through photos you are proud to call your own. Read the full tutorial here. 
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  • Upcoming Live Learning Opportunities From PPA

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    You've got a pumpkin spice latte in one hand and a folder full of images you need to review in the other. People walk with their hands in their pockets; everyone talks fantasy football and Halloween. It's then you realize that fall has arrived, and with it, the responsibility of making sure your business is in in order for the New Year! Breathe that crisp, cool autumn air deeply, and fret not because PPA has your back. This fall we have several upcoming educational opportunities for members to take advantage of. Here is a rundown of some of our free, live-learning events that can help you…
  • How NOT to be the One What Did It, the One What Made Your Clients Sad

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    By Mariah Ashley When my daughter was two and having a bad day because she was asked to eat her vegetables, told it was time to go to bed or scolded for coloring on the kitchen wall, she didn't get sad and cry. Instead she got mad. She'd clench her fists and grit her little Chiclet teeth. Looking up at from me from behind her bowl cut she'd snarl, "You're the one what did it! You're the one what made me sad!" It was hilarious and disturbing all at the same time. She's twelve now. We're still working on it. But that's another story. The story I want to tell today is a cautionary tale of how…
  • Top September Discussions on theLoop

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 am
    September was a busy month on theLoop! Check out some of our favorite discussions below:PPA Members: To delete or keep?When you finish a photo shoot, how do you know which photos to keep, and which ones to delete? Members share various tactics they use to tackle this tricky situation. Fine Art Photography: Who to use for metal prints?If you're thinking of offering metal prints to your clients, be sure to check out this thread first! Members share their favorite companies for metal print production. PPA Members: Aches, pains, and injuries of the professionBeing out on a photo shoot…
  • How to Make More (Money) Without Working More (Hours)

    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    A New Era for Credit Card Processing Rates and a Reality for PPA Photographers Buckle up for some big news everyone: PPA has joined forces with Bank of America to offer what is potentially your most money-saving benefit yet. Get ready to be even more profitable! This new benefit means massively discounted rates on credit card processing for all PPA photographers. If you sell prints online, accept credit card payments at your studio or process mobile transactions, this could mean huge, tangible, cost-of-doing-business savings. Now, you're probably thinking, Sounds good, but how does it save me…
  • Top 10 Blog Post for the Week: 9/20 - 9/26

    26 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Welcome to the end of your week! Hooray! You did it! Since you were probably out running around, being extremely productive and profitable, we wanted to round up our favorite photography-related posts from around the internet for you! Photo Throwdown: NYC Part IICOMPETITION: Photo Throwdown is an online series that pitches two pros against each other with photo challenges. It's education, entertaining and you get to see some of the industry's best in some weird situations. Check out this week's episode with Jen Rozenbaum versus Chris Fain (and cast your vote for who you think did the…
 
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    Erudite Expressions

  • Professional Car Shoots Can Be Easy

    ferry
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/CIAS_2013_-_Honda_Urban_SUV_Concept_(8514701860).jpg Since becoming a freelance photographer, I have been called on many jobs that have been keeping me busy.  While most are quite enjoyable, one that really stands out is a photo shoot that I did for an SUV show.  While I have heard of classic car shows, the idea of a SUV show intrigued me so I quickly accepted.  Much to my surprise, there were many sport utility vehicle enthusiasts on hand showing their support.  I was able to enjoy the camaraderie and met plenty new…
  • The Challenges Of Photographing A Hunter

    ferry
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I was recently contacted by a man who runs his own business as a hunting guide. Together with a friend they take small groups of people, usually teenagers, into the wilderness for weekend trips to initiate them into camping and wilderness life but in particular showing them how to hunt. They have been doing this for some time and have developed a small niche providing services to schools for underprivileged teenagers. They will take a group of 2 or 3 teenagers into an environment they have never seen before. It’s an extraordinary process. Some of these teenagers have spent their…
  • Amazing Vacation in St. Croix!

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Now, I know what you must be thinking: “Where the hell did Jake get the money to be going on exotic vacations?” Ha! I didn’t… though I probably shouldn’t be laughing … One of my best friends got married in St. Croix last week and he asked me to shoot his wedding! Congrats Charlie! I felt pretty damn honoured. He and his wife kindly offered to cover my expenses for the trip down, and pay for my services too! Even though I totally would have done it for free. So I was basically paid to have an amazing time in St. Croix with my friends. Pretty sweet if you ask me. The…
  • Budget Diaries: The Hard Truth

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When I left my corporate job behind, I left the luxury and dependability of a monthly pay-check behind too. Even though I’m 100% confident that I have enough money saved up to be able to tide me over until I have a consistent work-flow, I’ve had to be extremely mindful of my budget and I’m still trying to save wherever I can. Even though I am a bit hard-headed I have to acknowledge that some people know more about certain things than I do. While it may not be as glamorous as travelling the world, photographing supermodels and working on your own time, some really great people work in…
  • My First Real Gig! Shooting Interiors

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    When I told my mom I was quitting my job to be a photographer she looked at me like I was crazy. She legit looked like she was about to slap some sense into me. She asked me if I was sure, and asked if I had saved enough money to hold me over if I didn’t get any work. I assured her I had thought this through. I am a grown man after all. After a long lecture, she finally gave me her blessing. Phew! She must have really believed in me, because thanks to my mom, I’m now officially a freelance photographer! Apparently one of her close friends runs an interior design firm and needed a…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • using the Profoto B1 portable flash at a wedding

    Neil vN
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    using the Profoto B1 portable flash at a wedding With wedding photography, there are nearly inevitably time-constraints. It is therefore imperative that you, as the wedding photographer, are able to keep everything running as smoothly as possible on your side. Which implies that it is important that you (and your equipment) are adaptable. And it is also hugely important that your gear is easy to set up, and very reliable. Karissa and Rory’s wedding was the first where I pulled out the Profoto B1 battery powered flash (vendor). I’m even more impressed with it now, than I was when I…
  • book review: Roberto Valenzuela – Picture Perfect Posing

    Neil vN
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    book review: Roberto Valenzuela – Picture Perfect Posing I’ve noticed that articles on Tangents which deal with the topic of how to pose people, gets a lot of attention. Posing is a challenging topic for most photographers except the very best who seem to have an innate gift for it. Books on posing tend to approach the topic as a list of suggestions – the kind of “1,000 poses” type books. Another alternative offered is flow posing where you maneuver a couple through a number of poses mechanically. Both of these approaches means you have to memorize poses by rote,…
  • Nikon D750 – high-ISO noise performance

    Neil vN
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:06 am
    Nikon D750 – high-ISO noise performance The two things everyone is most curious about with the new Nikon D750 (vendor), is the auto-focus performance and the high-ISO noise performance. Here’s a quick preview of what the D750 does at higher ISO settings. Specifically, 3200 ISO and 6400 ISO. To put the Nikon D750 (vendor) through its paces for the (upcoming) review of this camera, I met up with NYC model, Glass Olive for a photo session. In a restaurant we visited, I used the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG (for Nikon) (vendor) at f/1.4 and then tried sequences of images at 3200 ISO and…
  • Nikon D750 – camera settings & custom settings

    Neil vN
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Nikon D750 camera settings & custom settings The Nikon D750 is one of Nikon’s most anticipated cameras. And like you’d expect from a top-end camera, it has a huge range of customizable settings. These make the Nikon D750 a camera which can be configured in a highly personal way, depending on your shooting style and needs. Going through the menu, the options might be overwhelming. Many of them can be left to the default. Some settings will clearly user preference. But with some settings, a change in the function of a button or dial can make a big difference in how the camera…
  • photo gear on sale

    Neil vN
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
      I have a few pieces of photo gear available that I am selling I’m only selling in the continental USA, and the price includes UPS ground shipping. Check the B&H and Amazon links for full details and spec on each item. Profoto gear Profoto 600R kit (w/ PocketWizard module) $1300 link to more photos – the original Profoto bag is included, but not shown in the photos. About this kit. It works like a charm. Never been beaten up. It is the unit that has the built-in PocketWizard module. I would like $1,300 for it. There isn’t any wiggle room with this, since it comes…
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  • At last | First Leica |Film Photography

    keith
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.  I will not even be embarrassing Keith right now if I tell you how how damn cute he was opening the box that held this camera. Excited is an understatement. He has wanted a Leica since I can remember. I’m not sure why he hasn’t bought one until now but he hasn’t. So today is a special day for sure. This Leica is not Keiht’s first rangefinder, those that know him well saw a Zeiss hanging off his…
  • Why I love film | Personal

    Melissa
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:27 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. It’s funny how things run in cycles. All things get old but the good things age well and come back (if they ever really left). For obvious reasons I will apply this thinking to my love of photography in general and film in particular (and those beautifully crafted machines that expose it called cameras).  In 2001 I decided to start shooting digitally for weddings since I saw the writing on the wall. I knew this digital…
  • A Sicilian Affair | Destination Wedding Sicily

    Melissa
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:34 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.
  • Siracusa, Ortygia + Palazzaolo Acreide | Touring Sicily | Part 4

    keith
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.A bus trip was planned from San Cataldo to Siracusa. What a fabulous idea, to get as many of the friends/family together for a guided tour of Siracusa and Ortygia. Siracusa is best known for its sites with some of the best preserved Greek and Roman remains anywhere. It was really helpful that the guide explained the historical importance of the area and pointed out all sorts of great facts. The Greek Theater was most…
  • Meet and Greet Sicilian Style | Wedding in Sicily | Part 3

    keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.After some very long travel from some very far away places – friends and family all came together to eat, drink and celebrate. I just love how great food and great wine are the center of so many of life’s celebrations. So what better spot for a meet and greet than in a beautiful wine shop located above a grocery store in San Cataldo? Who would know this little gem existed? What a selection of wine, grappa, port,…
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  • Shooting the Suspenders: great food for a good cause.

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

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

    Josh Fassbind
    23 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I hope you’ve been enjoying these posts about our Japanese journey. I have a couple more to write after this one: one about bustling Tokyo and the other about my general impression of this amazing country. But let’s not go too fast. First things first. Here is the fourth and last part of the trip before we returned to Tokyo. Kobe. I added Kobe to the list of cities we visited but we didn’t really visit Kobe, we actually experienced Kobe’s main attraction. Still taking full advantage of our train pass, we decided to stop in Shin-Kobe (Kobe’s Shinkansen station)…
  • JAPAN: Matsue – Ibusuki – Naoshima.

    Josh Fassbind
    18 May 2014 | 6:19 am
    Irasshaimase! Last time I wrote, I told you about our fantastic ryokan experience. After that unforgettable stay at ryokan Iwaso, we headed up to Matsue. We decided to go there to get off the beaten track a bit as I had heard from a friend it’s a place few westerners visit on a regular Japanese tour. Matsue. We weren’t disappointed. Matsue, although their tourist information desk is very effective and helpful, is not a city where you will see many foreigners. The highlights of our visits were the castle, which is one of the 12 in Japan that is not a replica, as well as…
  • JAPAN: the ryokan experience in Miyajima.

    Josh Fassbind
    7 May 2014 | 5:55 am
    When in Japan, I think the ryokan is a must-have experience. It gives you just a glimpse of what traditional Japanese inns must have been like many years ago. And what better place to experience this than the island of Miyajima, just South of Hiroshima. The short ferry trip from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima is a sweet one. You can see the island and the Itsukuhsima shrine in the distance, it’s vermillion color standing out from the lush green background. The anticipation of seeing the famous torii in the water was great and I was quite surprised to find people walking around it. As it…
 
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    Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

  • Canon 7D II Announcement

    Ben Neumann
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Canon 7D replacement has been announced! The 7D II seems like a great upgrade to the 7D with improvements in every area! Autofocus, frames per second, 7D II has built in GPS, and the thing that interests me the most is the sensor. It has the same megapixel count as the 70D but according to Canon this is a redesigned sensor with improved sharpness and clarity. It’s no secret the Sony sensors in the Nikon and Sony bodies have been better than Canons sensors in terms of overall quality. I believe Canon has the best lens system on the market by far and I’m hoping someday their…
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    KEH Camera Blog

  • Preserving Heritage Photographs & Going With A Pro

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 4Quick ReviewIn previous posts we talked about the basics of storing old photographs and documents, preparing your workspace, why create digital images of old printed photos, and a few of the tools you will need.Cross-EyedIf all of this sounds daunting to you, and you have the cash, consider delivering your heritage photos to a professional photograph conservator. Keep in mind that converting photographs to digital format takes time, and can be expensive. Be wary of quick-turn-around places. Suppose you have a few concerns about handing over your photographs to someone else. How do you…
  • Lightroom & Book Making: Auto Layout

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Post 37Making Your PicksWe are in the Book making section of Lightroom. Last post we talked about Book Settings. Here we are covering the Auto Layout section. In Preset, check out your options:Left Blank, Right One Photo, CaptionLeft Blank, Right One PhotoOne Photo Per PageUnder Preset you see two buttons, Auto Layout and Clear Layout. Once you have selected your preset choice, you can click the Auto Layout button, and Lightroom automatically fills the pages with the images from your collection, in the order you have them in the filmstrip. If…
  • Going Digital With Old Photographs

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 3 I heard you want to become a photo preservation expert, or maybe just preservation savvy. Great! This and future posts will show you a few things you will want to know.The basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·      Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·      Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.Why Go Digital?Digital images are easy to share, move and store in multiple places. Images that are shared are enjoyed! Digital images can be saved on different computers,…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have been taking pictures for a while now you may be wondering how well you really are doing.  It's easy to see your progress in the beginning, but there will come a time when you need another set of eyes to help you see where and how you can make improvements to your work.  You may indeed need many sets of eyes to get to your best work.  This is where art shows and competitions can be helpful.  If you have never been involved with either the thought can be daunting.  I am no pro at either, but lucky for you I know people who are!  I will go over some of…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
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  • Happy birthday baby sister

    Tara R.
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    “Did you decide what you wanted to do for your birthday, Mom?” Haley was curled up in a recliner in the living room, eating a bowl of cereal. Her mother, […]
  • Three second warning

    Tara R.
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Yeah, I have two of the most fierce guard dogs you could ever imagine. Swift, strong, über protective. Don’t even think about sneaking into my yard or threatening my family. Knock on my door unannounced and you might lose an arm. […]
  • Without peer

    Tara R.
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    I don’t know why I am drawn more to sunsets than sunrises, to the dark rather than the light. There is a sense of magic about the night. A solitude not given to daybreak. A stillness to the day that […]
  • Playground

    Tara R.
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Why do they just come here for drop-offs and kid exchanges? This is a place for fun, for laughter, not for bitch sessions. Gawd! If all they want to do is hurt each other, they can do that in a […]
  • Passing muster

    Tara R.
    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    I blatantly inspect his table manners. Are his elbows on the table? Does he ham-fist his fork? Does he cut his food into manageable pieces, or just cram chunks in his mouth? Does he talk with his mouth full? Is […]
 
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    Lens Diaries

  • Typical Photography Questions

    rolandogomez
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    It’s About The End Result, But Do Your Research First My last five articles on reflectors are based on questions I’m often asked, so even though those photography articles on reflectors will continue, today I decided to write about the big picture questions. Like most professionals in any profession, I’m constantly bombarded with repetitive questions [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—LED Lighting For Black And White

    rolandogomez
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Magic of LED Lighting There are many methods to illuminate a model or a subject in photography and in my recent reflector series articles, the common question is, “What is the best method of lighting my subject?” My response usually starts the same, “What is the intended end result?” It’s about using the right [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Keeping It Simple

    rolandogomez
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am