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  • All teed up: Leica T First Impressions Review

    Digital Photography Review
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Leica's new T (Typ 701) is the company's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with autofocus. While its 'guts' aren't much different than other cameras in its class, the hand-built body is all Leica. We've been able to spend some quality time with the German manufacturer's latest baby, and have put together our first impressions of it. Find out what we think of it thus far.
  • The Portrait Session

    KEH Camera Blog
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Now that you've had a consultation and gotten to know your client, it's time to put all that knowledge to work.  You've chosen the location, props, and a date and time.  This is your second point of contact with the client.  It's show time!  Here's how to make the session a success:1. Be on time.  No, be early!  You need to be at the location or have your studio set up long before the client arrives.  This may seem like a no brainer but it's so very important we are going to talk about it anyway.  There is nothing worse than getting an entire family…
  • Nissin i40 compact flash for Nikon cameras now shipping

    Nikon Rumors
    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Last month Nissin announced their new i40 compact flash with LED lights for Nikon cameras. The i40 is now shipping and is currently in stock ($269). Additional information: Specifications: Type For Canon, Nikon, Sony and FT system Guide no. (at ISO 100 in m) 40 (at 105mm zoom head position) 27 (at 35mm zoom head position) Focal length coverage 24 - 105mm (16mm when using built -in wide panel) Power Source Four size-AA batteries Battery storage Directly insert into the body Recycling Time 0.1 - 4 sec Number of flashes (Approx.) 220 - 1,700 flashes LED light run time (Approx.) 3.5hrs (With New…
  • 7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

    Digital Photography School
    James Maher
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can currently pick up 2 eBooks on Street Photography by James on sale now at SnapnDeals! Windswept Hair, Prince and Broadway, SoHo If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter outfits and puts on their most interesting attire. If you live in the southern hemisphere, it’s beginning to cool off nicely. Spring and fall are the best times of the year to capture people and focus on street photography. If ever there’s a time to do it, it’s now. So here is a list of street photography tips…
  • Nikon D3300: All About the Gear

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    What’s new in the entry-level DSLR market? The Nikon D3300 is the latest candidate in this niche. But the real question for most buyers isn’t whether it’s the best DSLR at this level, but whether one might be better off with a comparable mirrorless camera. Doug and Frederick are shooting mostly with mirrorless cameras these days and (in Frederick’s case) are admitted mirrorless fanboys. But they’re both determined to give the D3300 a fair chance. Similar mirrorless cameras seem to have the edge on features, so what reasons are left for a budding photographer to go with a DSLR like…
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    In Focus

  • Squatters in Venezuela's 45-Story 'Tower of David'

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Construction halted in 1994, after a banking crisis and the death of the building's main investor, David Brillembourg. The 45-story tower stood vacant until 2007, when squatters began moving in, displaced by a massive housing shortage in Caracas. Authorities turned a blind eye, and the skyscraper, nicknamed the "Tower of David" (after David Brillembourg), is now home to more than 3,000 residents. The third-highest skyscraper in the country has been jury-rigged with…
  • The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a "rocket war" by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years, its exact origins a mystery. Gathered here are images of this rocket war from the past few years. [26 photos] Rockets fly over bell tower of Agios Markos church during Greek…
  • Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:32 am
    For the past few weeks, armed groups of pro-Russian men have been storming and seizing government buildings in towns across eastern Ukraine. Angered by the new pro-western Ukrainian government and emboldened by Russia's annexation of Crimea, these groups are demanding separation from Ukraine. Ukraine's new government has asked for western assistance, as it tries to recapture police stations, airbases, and other government properties -- without resorting to violence that may trigger a Russian response. Meanwhile, thousands of Ukrainian soldiers are deploying in eastern Ukraine, with even more…
  • South Korea Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Missing

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday, off the coast of South Korea, a large passenger ferry named the Sewol sank in calm seas, while carrying more than 450 passengers, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island. Officials currently confirm only 164 have been rescued, another four listed as killed, leaving approximately 300 passengers still missing. By nightfall, the Sewol had turned upside down, sinking nearly completely below the surface -- only a small part of its bow still visible. Reuters quoted one survivor as saying "The on-board announcement told people to stay put... people who stayed…
  • Scenes of Spring

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Temperatures in the northern hemisphere are finally warming, flowers are blooming, and the sunshine beckons us outside once again. On a nice spring day like today, I thought I'd share some recent colorful images of the season from Germany, Japan, Scotland, the United States, and more. [28 photos] Thousands of Bluebells bloom, carpeting a forest near Halle, south of Brussels, Belgium, on April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
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    The Big Picture

  • Earth Day 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:12 pm
    First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held across the globe to inspire us to appreciate the world we live in and protect our environment. Conservation of natural resources, ending pollution, protecting wildlife, and creating sustainable environments are some of the themes spread among many countries. --Leanne Burden Seidel (18 photos total) The planet Earth is seen in a photo taken by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 07:45EST (11:45GMT) on Earth Day, April 22. (NOAA via Reuters)
  • The Boston Marathon, 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    An American runner, Meb Keflezighi, won The Boston Marathon for the first time since 1983. A year after the bombs exploded near the finish line killing three people and injuring hundreds of others, runners reclaimed the race. A record crowd of one million people, twice the usual number, watched and cheered the runners on. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya defended her title in the women’s race. --Thea Breite (29 photos total) The scene at the Hopkinton start of the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014. (Bill Greene//The Boston Globe)
  • Week of observances

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Religious ceremonies, some solemn, some joyous, took place around the world this week. Holy Week is observed by many different Christians before Easter. The Jewish holiday of Passover is celebrated for a week, and the New Year festivals of Vaisakhi and Thinhyan were also observed. --Leanne Burden Seidel (28 photos total) An Indian Sikh pilgrim parades on April 13 in Bobigny, near Paris, during celebrations for Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year Festival, which also commemmorates the founding of the Khalsa (Sikh community) by the tenth Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) in 1699. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty…
  • Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:28 pm
    On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. --Lloyd Young (20 photos total) Meaghan Melly, center, was not able to finish the Boston Marathon last year due to the bombings, she plans to run and finish it next week with her father. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe)
  • Scenes from the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The 78th Masters Tournament started on April 10 among the colorful flora of the Augusta National Golf Club. The well-kept grounds of the course make a great backdrop for photographing the sport, and the good weather helps with interesting shadows and warm sunlight. --Leanne Burden Seidel (31 photos total) Stewart Cink of the United States hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10 in Augusta, Georgia. (Harry How/Getty Images)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • All teed up: Leica T First Impressions Review

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Leica's new T (Typ 701) is the company's first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with autofocus. While its 'guts' aren't much different than other cameras in its class, the hand-built body is all Leica. We've been able to spend some quality time with the German manufacturer's latest baby, and have put together our first impressions of it. Find out what we think of it thus far.
  • Leica T and lenses herald arrival of mirrorless T-system

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Leica has announced the T-System, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system with autofocus. The first camera in the system, the Leica T, features a 16MP APS-C sensor. Two lenses - an 18-56mm F3.5-5.6 and a 23mm F2 prime have been announced alongside the camera, with the promise of an 11-23mm F3.5-4.5 wide-angle zoom and 55-135mm F3.5-4.5 telezoom to follow. The camera is milled from a solid billet of aluminum and features a touchscreen that the company says uses a user-friendly operating concept. An optional electronic viewfinder provides an alternative to the 3.7" LCD.
  • Solid metal: Creating the Leica T

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    No one will argue that Leica cameras are expensive. But there's more to the cost than just that red dot on the front. Each of the company's new 'T' mirrorless cameras are built by hand in Germany with incredible precision. View the transformation from aluminum brick to finished product.
  • Behind the photo: Sports Illustrated's 'Boston Strong' cover

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    About a week prior to Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon, and a year after the bombing at the 2013 marathon, photographer Gregory Heisler addressed a crowd of thousands gathered at the finish line. The group included runners, first responders and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, all ready to pose for Sports Illustrated's 'Boston Strong' cover photo. Directing the crowd through a megaphone and standing on a raised platform, Heisler captured a portrait of 3,000 proud, resilient Bostonians. Take a peek behind the scenes of this large scale photo shoot. Learn more
  • Lensbaby adds Android option for its selective focus lens

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When Lensbaby launched the  Kickstarter project for its 'Sweet Spot' selective focus lens at the beginning of April it was initially iPhone only. Now the company has added a pledge level for Android users, too. For $50 you can pre-order the Sweet Spot lens and the Android application for your device. Delivery is expected in October. Learn more
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The HDR Book, 2nd Edition by RC Concepcion Congratulations to RC Concepcion on the second edition of his book, The HDR Book, making it as high as #663 in the Amazon Best Sellers list for ALL books!! To celebrate, we’re going to give away free signed copies to three lucky people. Leave a comment for your chance to win, and you can also go buy your copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or pick up a signed copy from the KelbyOne Store!The Art of Digital Photography with Joe McNally Join Mia McCormick as she sits down with Joe McNally for an inspirational hour of conversation that spans…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Beno Saradzic!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m originally from Slovenia but I’ve lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates since 1991.My background is in architectural visualization and illustration. For almost 2 decades, I worked in the Emirates, one of the fastest growing countries in the world, and work was never scarce. I specialized in the creation of photo-realistic, computer generated renderings of master developments, buildings and interiors. Examples of the 3D CG architectural visualization workflow, 2007Somewhere around 2005, many real estate developers started to outsource architectural renderings and…
  • Come and Watch Some KelbyOne Online Classes On Me

    Scott Kelby
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    Want to check out KelbyOne online training for free? Sure ya do! Well, that’s perfect timing seeing as we’ve just set up a FREE (F-R-Dubba-E) 24-hour trial so you can go watch as many classes as you want (which we’d love you do to because you’ll fall deeply in love with this way of learning, and then you’ll join in and get new classes every week on everything from photography to Photoshop to Lightroom and more!).Here’s the link to get the free 24-hour trial.This free trial is just available for a limited time so go right now (quick, like a bunny) and sign…
  • The Blue Angels (from the Sun n’ Fun Fly-in)

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Above: It was pitch dark when we got there, and we were all in position just before sunrise.Hi Gang: Right before I headed up to Photoshop World in Atlanta earlier this month, I got a chance to shoot the US Navy’s famous Blue Angels parked on the flight line at dawn (I was speaking the following day the annual ISAP Summit (the International Society of Aviation Photographers and they took a group of their members along with Pete Collins and me, out to shoot the jets at dawn).Above: Once the sun came up, I got down low and hid the sun behind the tail wings.I shared a couple of these on…
  • Got My Synology NAS Up and Running (plus some other Friday stuff)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Above: That’s not my office behind me. That’s Photoshop User magazine editor Chris Main. You’re only seeing a small part of his sci-fi collection. His office is like an action figure wonderland. Above: Now, does this thing go inside this thingy? Feel the roar of 24 Terabytes of sweet storage. Yeah, baby!Above: A rare sight — me in the server room. Even rarer — me plugging in an Ethernet cable. (the three photos above by RC. The photo below is RC). :)Psyched to get my new Synology NAS set-up yesterday RC helped me get it set-up but honestly, it was a breeze (had I known…
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  • Being Focused

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:16 pm
    I love the feeling when I first start processing images from my Leica Monochrom.  I have the same thought every time.  Why don’t I shoot with this camera more.  The image quality is just so fantastic.    The details in each image continue to surprise me.  I spend more time than I normally do looking at each shot. I spoke the other day about the importance of your gear inspiring you.   I think a lot of photographers continue to buy new gear as they are looking for that inspiration.   I believe when you are comfortable with your gear it becomes an extension of you and reflects in…
  • The Ricoh GR

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    The Ricoh GR IV Digital has been my go to point and shoot camera for the past two years.  It is often in my camera bag and a camera I use when I am with out with my family and just want some quick snaps without the hassle of lugging along my Hasselblad or Leicas.   The Ricoh are my favorite point and shoots.  The GR came out last year.   The big difference with this new GR vs. the previous GR IV Digital is image quality.  The sensor is a massive improvement allowing for higher ISO, bigger images and better night shooting. I wasn’t planning to upgrade but I stopped to look.  I had…
  • Changing the routine

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:29 am
    One thing photographers can struggle with from time to time is inspiration.  Especially for those of us that photography is a hobby.   Where can I go shoot?   What can I shoot?   When can I shoot? I am often shooting on my commute to and from work.  A great way to bring some inspiration to my commute is to switch focal length.  I always shoot prime lenses (fixed focal length) and simply changing lens can bring an entirely new perspective to a familiar place.   The benefit of shooting primes for me is you learn to ‘see’ at a given focal length and then when you switch from…
  • Inspiration and Lifestyle

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    I often hear from people that this is better than that.  I should get this this camera or rather than that camera.  For me what I want is something that fits my life style that inspires me to shoot.   Both of these points are very important to me and my photography. Fitting my lifestyle means I need something that is portable that I can easily carry with me as I got about my day.   Often my day is commuting to and from work, go to business meetings or dinners.   I do a lot of my photography during my commute.   Photographing the same path everyday can be hugely challenging and really…
  • Constant Improvement

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    After seeing the fantastic shots Bellamy took of my previous cameras yesterday I decided it was time to step up my game.    Looking back at yesterday’s images I posted a lot of the subtle charm of the camera is missing because I didn’t have a good location for shooting images of the camera so I needed to covert them to black and white and process a bit to get a good image.   This is one thing I love about the online community.  We share, we learn from each other, and we improve. ShootTokyo for me is my platform for constant improvement.   Constantly improving the site.  …
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    Silber Studios

  • Rock & sport photography tips from Michael Zagaris

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Michael Zagaris is a legendary rock and sports photographer heaving captured iconic photographs of rock stars — from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Rolling stones, the Who and on and on. He then went on to become the team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers with images of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to today’s team. Michael passes along his tips and advice for how he gets inside the world he is photographing. Watch and listen then go out and try what he tells you, to advance your own photography
  • Rock and sport photography tips from Michael Zagaris

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Michael Zagaris is a legendary rock and sports photographer heaving captured iconic photographs of rock stars — from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Rolling stones, the Who and on and on. He then went on to become the team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers with images of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to today’s team. Michael passes along his tips and advice for how he gets inside the world he is photographing. Watch and listen then go out and try what he tells you, to advance your own photography
  • Joe McNally's Tips For Great Lighting

    18 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York and Entertainment Weekly. He gave us some fantastic tips on lighting--speaking its language and how to improve your photography,that will help photographers of all levels.  
  • Should Your Guests Take Pictures at Your Wedding Ceremony?

    18 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The topic of wedding guests taking photos at the ceremony, has started to gain more and more interest in the last couple of years.  I was just getting started in the industry and was second shooting for another photographer  the first time I saw a wedding where the guests were NOT allowed to take photos at the ceremony. The minister announced that the bride requested that all cell phones and cameras be turned off. In this particular case, I was a bit turned off myself by the idea. I thought maybe because the delivery was a bit harsh and abrupt. I was thinking about how if I was at the…
  • Getting Your Photography Groove on

    8 Feb 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Watching the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, I couldn’t help but remember all those images that coincide with the soundtrack of my life that was generated by those 4 amazing artists. Do you remember Joe Holmes telling me the major inspiration for his photography was born out  of the Beatles’ last concert  in San Francisco at Candlestick park?  I must say this really surprised me: I expected him to tell me it was some sort of fairly conservative element. Instead he said it was the sheer raw enthusiasm that was being generated by the…
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  • Wrapping Up a Great  Little Convention

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    We're headed back this morning from ShutterFest. Wrapping things up with old and new friends in the bar late yesterday afternoon, I was reminded why all of this is so important. Sure, it's education, raising the bar and networking, but there's something much deeper that happens, especially with a group like this.It's about spirit and optimism. It's also about a group of people sharing a common passion for business and photography. There are dozens of new people in my network after the last two days and my own attitude is completely recharged...and that's why you need to step out of your world…
  • Education, Networking and Your Skill Set

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:03 am
    Sal Cincotta kicks off the history-making first ShutterFest in St. Louis. In just a few hours I'm teaching my second of three classes at ShutterFest in St. Louis and as I am with any workshop, I'm totally pumped.  Good buddy, Jim Morton, in our Hasselblad days, used to make sure he always gave people a heads-up with "Watchout, Skip's in show mode!"and Tony Corbell would refer to me as "Wound a little tight!" Sheila knows, just looking at my face, if she's going to tell me something important there's a 90% chance I'll forget what she said within ten minutes.As nuts as I get before a…
  • Salvatore and the Beanstalk

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Everyone remembers the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Even if you forgot it, there was a movie released last year all about this story from our childhood.  Well, here’s a spin-off of that same fairytale, only it’s real world…Salvatore and the Beanstalk. Just like our mythical character Jack, Salvatore Cincotta, "Sal", as his family, friends and followers know him, had a bag of magic beans and again like Jack, a dream. It was two years ago that Sal planted his first magical bean – Shutter Magazine. I remember getting a call and being asked if I wanted to be an…
  • Marketing Byte 109: Community Involvement

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    In 1956 an American computer scientist, Werner Buchholz coined the word "bytes".  In trying to define what I want to do with this new series, "marketing bytes" is the perfect description. Along with other writers and educators in our industry we want to give you short concise concepts you can work on to build a stronger business in photography.  Illustration Credit: © Welf Aaron - I've probably written and talked about community involvement more than just about any other topic. It's a critical building block for a successful business and brand. Essentially you're…
  • Pricing, Advertising, Marketing and Film...What a week!

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    This past week was pretty remarkable and while I don't usually do summary posts, there were a few posts I wish I could get everybody to read. If you missed it, just click on the image and you'll get the full post. Pricing: A couple of months ago a young Canadian photographer started a blog, Sprouting Photographer. I'm amazed at Bryan Caporicci's insight and his SCU guest post on pricing is one of the most in depth explanations I've read to date. As photographers it's always the biggest mystery - how to price your product. It's a great post and one of those topics I wish everybody would pay…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Tanneries in Fez

    Trey Ratcliff
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A sprig of mint If you ever visit one of these tanneries, be sure to take a little branch of mint with you. It may just keep you from retching… I don’t know how those guys work in there all day long! Daily Photo – Tanneries in Fez I had an amazing time watching everything in these leather tanneries. This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this, and it was mesmerizing. The men would work these areas and move leather from one area to the next to be dried, cured, died, and every other stage in between. The smell was rather noxious (quite a bit of fermenting…
  • Google Glass in the Middle East

    Trey Ratcliff
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Another cool use of Google Glass I used Glass a lot this trip to record how-to videos and this sort of thing. Right after this, I went to Japan and used it to make this video of what it is like in Shibuya. Pop over to that link to check it out if you haven’t seen it yet! Daily Photo – Exploring the World with Google Glass Just recently, I met this gentleman in the wilds beyond the desert. He was so curious and interested in Glass. Absolutely transfixed, he asked me everything about it, then tried it on and played and played and played! He loved it! First I had him go through the…
  • Autumn in Queenstown, Speargrass Flats Road

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    First on the blog — What does the fall look like here? I wanted to release this video here first to you all… just a little segment of my day — what I saw yesterday. So I’ve been going out every day here to take photos. I’ve gotten some great ones, but then I realized one of the best things about the Autumn here is the soft movement of everything. So I set my Sony A7r to video mode to get a few scenes from the day. There’s no instruction or anything —- and you might even find it rather boring! Also the audio is not so great because of the wind. Sorry about that!
  • Marrakech, Morocco at Sunset

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    A Limited Opening of The Arcanum! We are excited to announce this very first public stage of The Arcanum! This is an early beta, but we are rolling with Masters and Apprentices to test out the system. The video below shows what is happening behind the scenes as well as some bonus info. Enjoy, and thanks again for your enthusiasm! Daily Photo – Marrakech, Morocco at Sunset What a dream come true it was to get to this place! Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to go to Morocco to see what it was like. Actually, I was kind of confused by all the Indiana Jones movies and I thought that all the…
  • Happy Easter from the Ratcliff Family!

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Have a great Easter! Have a good Easter, or, at least have a lot of chocolate! Here’s some super-fresh photos from our Easter egg hunt here today. We go up to The Hills and Sebastian dresses up as this huge bunny. The kids chase him all over the place, over the hills, through the forest, and beyond… he throws out eggs and the kids go crazy for it! Daily Photo – My Daughters in the Autumn Forest Here's my two girls, Isabella and Scarlett. They are walking through the forest here looking for any hidden Easter eggs! The colors have just started to change down here in New…
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    Improve Photography

  • Landscape Photography [IP63]

    Jim Harmer
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:48 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode How Ryan Dyar captures jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes How to create a dreamy, soft light effect in your landscape photos How starving artists can market themselves and “make it” in the fine art photography industry and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Ryan Dyar’s Photography Portfolio (Be sure to check his site for all his social media links!) Ryan’s 500px profile Submit Questions for the Podcast How to Subscribe…
  • Pet Photography 101[IP62]

    Jim Harmer
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Tips for capturing unique photos of pets and animals. The super-simple flash photography technique that produces great results even on animals that won’t hold still. Tips for nailing the focus on moving animals. How to break into the business of pet photography. and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Josh Norem’s portfolio of pet photography Josh’s Pet Photography Facebook Page Smugmug Jim’s Photo Basics Crash Course…
  • Photography Questions and Answers [IP61]

    Jim Harmer
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Changing the file name of your photos for better organization Whether paying the “Adobe Tax” is worth it to buy Photoshop and Lightroom instead of using free photo editing software Setting up a photography website and more! Resources mentioned in this episode How to set up a professional photography website in 10 minutes or less Smugmug Switching from Aperture to Lightroom video Submit Questions for the Podcast How to Subscribe to the…
  • Taking Your Image Quality to the Next Level [IP60]

    Jim Harmer
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:12 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Why image quality has suddenly been such a tremendous focus for photographers in the last year Color calibrating your monitor for perfect color Whether photographers need to use auto focus fine-tune/auto-focus micro adjust Troubleshooting advanced sharpness and focus issues and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Doodad of the Week: BooksTo.Me, the service by the creators of Pro DPI that allows photographers to get a hard-bound book of their…
  • Jim’s Secret Photography Addiction [IP59]

    Jim Harmer
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:55 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. What’s in this episode Jim’s secret photography addiction How to get your photos ranked on Pixoto How photographers can sell their work as stock photography and more! Resources mentioned in this episode Submit Questions for the Podcast How to Subscribe to the Podcast on Your Phone or MP3 Player (free!) For iPhone/iPad/iPod listeners – Click here to download the Improve Photography Podcast in iTunes for free.  You’ll probably want to download the…
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  • Sony A7 / A7R: from Snapshots to Great Shots

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo by Levent Cimkentli A TWiP book review by Levent Cimkentli   A few years ago the Sony Corporation had publicly stated that they hoped to become a major player in the field of digital photography. This however would mean that they would have to compete head-to-head against the big two camera makers, namely Canon and Nikon. Needless to say, the entrenched user base, high performance and deep range of lenses offered by these two venerable brands has made Sony’s quest an uphill battle, especially in the professional sphere. Sony A7 A7R: From Snapshots to Great Shots With the release…
  • TWiP Interns Wanted

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:54 pm
    TWiP is growing! And we’re looking to bring on a few talented interns to help us create the show. No relocation necessary… just a passion for photography! You’ll learn the inner-workings of one of the Internet’s most successful and longest running photography podcasts. You have the opportunity to influence which stories we report on and discuss — and you’ll get to know the TWiP crew! We’re only accepting TWO interns this time around, so if you’re interested, please submit a quick application using the form below now. Loading… The post TWiP…
  • Nikon D3300: All About the Gear

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    What’s new in the entry-level DSLR market? The Nikon D3300 is the latest candidate in this niche. But the real question for most buyers isn’t whether it’s the best DSLR at this level, but whether one might be better off with a comparable mirrorless camera. Doug and Frederick are shooting mostly with mirrorless cameras these days and (in Frederick’s case) are admitted mirrorless fanboys. But they’re both determined to give the D3300 a fair chance. Similar mirrorless cameras seem to have the edge on features, so what reasons are left for a budding photographer to go with a DSLR like…
  • TWiP 356 – Riding the Dropbox Carousel

    18 Apr 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Guest Host: Joseph Linaschke Guests:  Darlene Hildebrandt & Craig Colvin This week on TWiP… Dropbox launches Carousel for organizing and sharing photos Canon undercutting professionals by offering discount portrait sessions Lensbaby turns to Kickstarter to create a new lens for the iPhone Note: This show was NOT recorded as a G+ Hangout so there is no video version this week. Links Mentioned in This Episode Dropbox launches Carousel Dropbox keynote Canon undercutting photographers by offering discount portrait sessions Lensbaby turns to Kickstarter to fund…
  • Pro Video with Mike DesRoches

    13 Apr 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Sony’s Mike DesRoches takes a few moments at NAB 2014 to discuss some of the professional video options available for still photographers looking to up their game into pro video. In this interview Mike talks about how he utilizes his FS700 with a Playstation 3 while traveling as a portable workstation for screening footage. And Sony’s “Journalists Backpack“, a product bundle designed to be an all-in-one solution for the video professional on the go.   The gear Mike discussed… The post Pro Video with Mike DesRoches appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Camera Deals of the Day: $300 off Sony A6000 Kits; Nikon D5300 Kit $1,047; Samsung Galaxy NX $1,200; Olympus E-M1 $1,300, and more!
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
        While we may not be in prime shopping season, there's still some great camera deals floating around including this new $300 instant savings on a couple of Sony A6000 kits with Zeiss lenses (yes, even though the cameras are still listed as "pre-order"). Also up today are some nice savings on a new Nikon DSLR, Samsung Android-powered camera, and a variety of Olympus CSC cameras. Lastly, there's a nice little discount on a enthusiast Canon PowerShot camera. That's all for now, but be sure to check back on IR often for new deals and... (read more)
  • Pentax 35mm HD Limited Macro Lens Review: a high performance optic with classic styling
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
        Over at SLRgear, we continue our reviews of Pentax's updated HD Limited series, now with the Pentax 35mm f/2.8 Macro Limited HD DA review. As with the recently reviewed Pentax 70mm ƒ/2.4 Limited DA HD, the "HD" version of the Pentax 35mm ƒ/2.8 Macro Limited HD DA gets a modern update with Pentax's new High Definition coating, which aims to allow a higher light transmittance and more clarity, plus a slight facelift with a fancy red ring (as opposed to a green one). Lens construction remains largely unchanged with a solid all-metal... (read more)
  • Photo artist Joel Grimes talks style, influence with SmugMug films
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
        SmugMug, the Wall Street Journal’s second-favorite photo storage and portfolio service, just released their latest installment in their video profile series, taking a look at the processes, inspirations, and philosophies that working photographers use today. Their latest subject is Joel Grimes, a commercial photographer known for his surreal composite images. In the 2-and-a-half minute clip, he says that he considers himself an artist rather than strictly a photographer, combining “a touch of reality and a touch of fantasy” in... (read more)
  • Leica T (Typ 701) preview: The Leica for the modern age is here—but where are the lenses?
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
        For most people, the Leica brand summons to mind two things: photographic excellence, and top-shelf style. The 16.3-megapixel, APS-C sensor-shod Leica T (Typ 701) is true to type, positively oozing both qualities -- on paper, at least. It's also quite a bit smaller than the company's rangefinder cameras, especially in terms of height, not to mention a whole lot lighter. And its attractive, Audi Design-styled body is milled from a solid block of aluminum -- a first for a camera, claims its maker. But while Leica's designs... (read more)
  • Faster and more powerful: onOne Perfect Photo Suite update ships next month
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:36 pm
        If you're using onOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 8, we've great news for you. If not, the company's just given you a reason to reconsider adding Perfect Photo Suite to your digital darkroom. In the next few weeks, an updated Perfect Photo Suite 8.5 is set to land, and it brings quite a few worthwhile updates. Perfect Photo Suite 8, if you're not familiar with the bundle, includes nine different plug-in tools for apps including Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. It can also... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 23 April 2014, Wednesday

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
      NEW: Nikon D5200 Users Guide App.   NEW: Canon EOS 1V Review. Canon EOS-1V and Canon EF 50mm f/1.0 L USM. Canon's best 35mm SLR.   Ed Verosky eBooks Ed's moved his eBook Store.   Butterfly Outing in San Diego The Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Safari Park closes this Sunday. My pal Steve Cirone has openings for private one on one instructional tours there all this week, except for Saturday which is already sold out. There are 15 plus species of colorful butterflies point blank. A Private Tour is $245 and includes park entrance, a loaner 100mm Canon macro IS L lens, or…
  • 21 April 2014, Monday

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Home Page. It took a few years to get a round tuit, but I redesigned my home page so the links we actually use are easier to find.  
  • 18 April 2014, Friday

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 18-55mm VR II. NEW: Nikon 18-55mm VR II Review.   Canon 320EX Flash. NEW: Canon 320EX Flash Review.   Senal SMH-1000 Headphones. NEW: Senal SMH-1000 Headphones Review.   Logitech Bluetooth Speaker Adapter. NEW: Logitech Bluetooth Speaker Adapter Review.   HomeSpot NFC Bluetooth Speaker Adapter. NEW: HomeSpot NFC Bluetooth Speaker Adapter Review. Two ways to play from Bluetooth into any car or home audio system — and they sound great for serious listening. Honestly, they sound 99% perfect, and if you're really going to be listening intently for any length…
  • 16 April 2014, Wednesday

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon D3300 and included 18-55mm VR II. NEW: Nikon D3300 Plain-English User's Guide.  
  • 15 April 2014, Tuesday

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Nikon D3300 Review.   DEAL: Canon S110 for $250.   UPDATED: Recommended Cameras.   60 Years of M LEICA M3 and collapsible 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON. I don't recall the date, but LEICA introduced the LEICA M3 and the M system sometime in the spring of 1954, making the M3, and the entire M system, now 60 years old.  
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    Joe Philipson

  • 1st Place “What We Do” Exhibition – BOUND (NSFW)

    Joe Philipson
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:01 pm
    I am happy to announce that I have been selected as winner of the 2014 What We Do which is a photography competition in the photojournalism department at my school, RIT. It such an honor to have been selected and I am so happy to share my work with you all. You can also see some of the other winners here. BOUND Also I am currently working on making a book/magazine about this subject. So I want to make a deal with you. I will send you 5 random prints from this project for $25. These are hand made by me, and I will sign them if you like. Just send me a message: jphilipson {at} gmail
  • Full Frontal Steve 2.0 (NSFW)

    Joe Philipson
    22 Mar 2014 | 12:54 pm
    For several years now, Steve has entered a photograph of himself, nude, for the annual 6×6 show in Rochester’s Contemporary Art Center. Because of this he’s become a popular entry and acquired “Full Frontal Steve” by the gallery workers. For the past couple of years I have been making Steve’s photograph. Last year, I caused a stir when I entered a photograph into a journalism competition last year in the “portraits” category, it stayed in the running until the end but I don’t think the judges were ultimately comfortable with the idea of…
  • Out in the Snow

    Joe Philipson
    20 Jan 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today I had a great time going out and making some photographs with my RB67 medium format camera. I was able to make some winter landscapes at Genesee Vaslley Park. Also out in Scottsville I met a family on a farm who built an ice skating rink in their backyard and were skating around, eating snow, having a good time. It was a fun day out despite the 18° temperature. Now I just have to get the film developed and scanned, if all went well I’ll have some more photographs to post next soon.
  • Mummers Parade

    Joe Philipson
    17 Jan 2014 | 7:27 am
    This year was my first time ever visiting Philadelphia and my very first #Mummers Parade which occurs every New Years day and is considered to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. Working class man spend all year sewing and stitching custom-made costumes and practicing stage performances which are later performed in the streets as part of the parade. Public drinking is allowed, everyone is drunk, everyone. And the drinking starts fairly early sometimes carried over from the night before and continues well into the next morning. This is the Mardi Gras of the East Coast and I’m…
  • Polar Vortex

    Joe Philipson
    8 Jan 2014 | 7:17 am
    This was my obligatory polar vortex shot taken up at Lake Ontario North of Rochester NY.
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  • On Manufactured Opportunities

    4 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Every day I try to spend as much time walking as my schedule will allow. Ideally, I just head off into the woods and shoot for at least ten miles a day. I don't always hit that goal, but even on a bad day I'll get most of it.That's because long walks invariably pay for the time they cost in many ways: health, mental well-being, increased fitness and maybe best of all, a steady stream of ideas.Of those ideas, there is one type that constantly proves itself to be the most valuable to me as a photographer. And that is the concept of the manufactured opportunity. Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout Video is Live

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    Earlier this month I had the honor to host (read: did not have to compete in) the Gulf Photo Plus 2014 Shootout, which this year featured Zack Arias vs. Sara Lando. Zack is a multi-year veteran, Sara is a newb. You'd think she'd be an easy put-down. You'd be wrong.Having been the first person to walk out on stage in the first-ever shootout in 2010, I can tell you it is absolutely terrifying. You feel as if you have made a terrible mistake, and that you have everything to lose and nothing to gain.You feel as if the creative part of your brain just announced, "Eff this. I'm outta here." and you…
  • A Guide to Lighting Indoor Sports

    25 Feb 2014 | 7:09 am
    Newspapers may be circling the drain at this point, but for 150 years they were king of the hill. And the 20 years I spent there proved to be a great ride as well as a non-stop idea lab.Today we'll take a look back at how we developed our multi-budget solutions for lighting winter indoor sports—specifically in high school gymnasiums. Lighting indoor sports opens up a whole new world as compared to trying to shoot available light. You can both freeze action and define the quality of the light in a much better way than the spotty existing overheads.And for the sake of argument, let's…
  • Yep, That's an OCF Magnet at The South Pole.

    4 Feb 2014 | 9:21 am
    Back in 2009 we had a little game going wherein people left Strobist OCF magnets at various places around the world. Some were dropped off and tweeted for the first finder to claim. Others were just placed and photo'd in what can only be considered some pretty impressive spots. One might say it even got a little competitive.Five years later, reader Sebastian Stewart has just dropped an OCF A-Bomb. He has placed an Off-Camera Flash magnet at the South Pole. Sebastian is on a team of NASA scientists who measure atmospheric conditions by shooting (frickin') lasers into the air and measuring the…
  • Winters' Road to Seeing Finally Shipping

    1 Feb 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The seemingly mythical Dan Winters: The Road to Seeing is finally, actually in stock and shipping from Amazon. But even now, over a month after release, they are saying it might take an extra 1-2 days to process. Because Curse of New Dan Winters Book, I guess.Seriously, this thing disappeared pretty much as soon as it arrived (pre-orders?) and was never planned to be a big press run. So if you want it, you best make hay while the sun shines.
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 24 April, 2014 - Three New Articles, Two On The NEW Leica T and Fueling The Endowment

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:11 am
          There are three new articles being published here today; two reviews of the just announced Leica T, one by Michael and the other by Australian contributor Nick Rains. You can also read much more about the Leica T on our colleague Sean Reid's subscription web site Reidreviews. There is also the beginning today of a blog about Michael and Chris' trip to Vancouver and China, to go on press for the printing of Michael's two new books. In addition to daily reports, stills and videos, Chris will be shoting a documentary on book photo production, including interviews with…
  • 23 April, 2014 - Olympus OM-D EM1 and Fuji XT-1 Video Review

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
      Mirrorless cameras are getting a lot of attention these days.  The new Fuji XT-1 and Olympus OM-D EM1 have redefined this format.  Both Kevin Raber and Michael Reichmann have adopted this format for much of their shooting.  We plan to do some more articles going over this format and using it on an everyday basis.  There will be some future articles on this soon.  In the meantime Luminous-Landscape made a video review on using both the Olympus and Fuji. In a two-part video review, Kevin Raber (Luminous Landscape's Publisher) takes a close look at the Olympus…
  • 21 April, 2014 - Panasonic GH4 Review

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:24 pm
    The Panasonic GH4 is a new micro four thirds system camera that is fully competitive in terms of features, functionality and image quality with anything currently on the market. It leaves little undelivered for stills work. If a 16MP image size is adequate for your shooting (and it is for mine), then you'll likely find the GH4 a very practical and enjoyable stills camera. When it comes to video, the GH4 is in a class of its own. There is nothing currently on the market, or even announced from any manufacturer, that can trump the GH4 when it comes to video in a DSLR / CSC form factor. This is…
  • 18 April, 2014 - Why Photography Projects Are Important

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
          When leading workshops I have a topic I like to cover called “Now That You Got It What Do You Do With It”.  This refers to coming home from a workshops with a lot of good images and not really doing anything in particular with them.  On a workshop recently to Tuscany with Art Wolfe he and I were talking and he said you should have a topic or something you concentrate on while shooting and he referred to it as a project.  On that trip I focused on door knockers and the hanging laundry of Sienna.   Today we have come full circle and Alain…
  • 15 April, 2014 - Photography And The Death Of Reality

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
      Rick Sammon seems to be everywhere these days.  He is a well known photographer that works hard and shares his experiences and knowledge generously.  His first article with Luminous-Landscape - Photography and The Death of Reality is meant to get you thinking about your photography and just how far you take your images in your own artistic quest of reality.     There aren’t too many places to slow your photography down and to work the landscape as Isle Of Skye. Come join Kevin Raber, Steve Gosling and Joe Cornish on an amazing photographic adventure to…
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    The Online Photographer

  • Leica Goes Mirrorless

    Michael Johnston
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    ...Er, well, they always sort of were, because Leica traditionally built rangefinders and rangefinders don't have reflex mirrors. But you know what is meant. The Leica T body is hewn from a single billet of aluminum. The new Leica T is a mirrorless system camera that is an exercise in modern style and a beautiful design. The back has no buttons whatsoever—it's touchscreen-based, designed to look and feel familiar to anyone who uses a smartphone. The first lenses are a 23mm (35mm-e) ƒ/2 Summicron-T (bravo—historically the perfect and most-chosen lens specification for the Leica…
  • The Yips

    Michael Johnston
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Ben Hogan, arguably the best golfer in history from tee to green It's a very dirty word to golfers. Some of them don't even like to hear it spoken, as if the word itself has magic powers that could cause them to get infected. In golf, the yips is a movement disorder known to interfere with putting. Yips or the yips is the apparent loss of fine motor skills without apparent explanation, in one of a number of different sports. The technical term is focal dystonia. Athletes affected by the yips demonstrate a sudden, unexplained loss of previous skills. Athletes affected by the yips…
  • A Further Very Small Point About Exposure

    Michael Johnston
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    The conversation has gotten significantly fractured over the past couple of days what with TypePad's unfortunate DDoS troubles (apologies again for the interruption—not that I could do anything about it, believe me), but one last small point about exposure: as is true of lenses, it's not quite as important as it used to be. Excellent lenses and proper exposure are still important with digital—just not quite as important as they were in the days of film. Average and inexpensive lenses are getting better all the  time, and the visual qualitative differences between really superb…
  • Dumb Question? (More Blog Notes)

    Michael Johnston
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I spent yesterday looking into conversion services, which is all pretty overwhelming for someone like me...who's never taken a class. So I have what might be a dumb question to put to the infinite wisdom of the TOP Commentariat Cloud Crowd: If I were to change blogging services, is there any reason why I have to migrate this site to the new service at all? I mean, I didn't last time. I just started the blog over again on TypePad. The old Blogger blog just stayed there and continued attracting traffic...with all its links, categories, and authors intact, all its illustrations still…
  • Our Recent Troubles

    Michael Johnston
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    TOP is hosted by TypePad, a turnkey service from Say Media that uses Six Apart's Movable Type platform. In recent days TypePad has been hit by a series of DDoS attacks that have caused protracted periods of downtime as well as slowed responses and sporadic unavailability of various features. For instance, this morning for a time it was impossible for readers to leave a comment...and might still be. (Sorry about that.) There's nothing I have been able to do about this. We (TypePad customers) are not being given much information; we're told the TypePad staff is working hard to…
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    Nikonians News

  • Academy curriculum adding two Canadian cities

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us the list of cities slated for workshops this year continues to grow. The two newest destinations for the Academy instructor staff are Calgary and Edmonton (in Alberta province, Canada) this June. Academy instructor Steve Simon will be hosting, with the focus on the Nikonians Academy Masters series and his own special two-day session.
  • Digital Tidbits: Filling In Missing Pixels From Panorama Stitches

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:25 am
    Panoramas are a lot of fun not only because of the pleasing visual effect but also because of the challenges they may represent to get it right. One of such challenges is missing pixels while stitching together the images made. In this article, Mike Hagen shows us how to go about it without much hassle.
  • Switching "skins" is easy

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Want a different view as you read our forum discussions? It's easy. Many of our new members have been asking how to switch from our classic white lettering on black background to another view with black lettering on a light background.
  • ANPAT 14 attendees prepare for Colorado

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    The 14th edition of the Annual Nikonians Photo Adventure Trip (ANPAT), already has 11 of 32 seats reserved. You are invited to join Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) for the Nikonians field event of year, at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, USA.
  • Founders meeting leads to future plans

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Nikonians founders Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and J. Ramón Palacios (jrp) have been meeting to discuss future innovations in the community. The meeting was held in Los Cabos in Baja California, Mexico (about a 25 Km strip between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas in South Baja California, Mexico).
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    Imaging Insider

  • Launch of the New Leica T-System – Celebrating 100 years of Leica Innovation (Imaging Insider)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:43 am
    Tweet Los Angeles, California – April 24th, 2014– Leica Camera continues to celebrate its journey into the future with the launch of the radically new yet brilliantly familiar Leica T-System. The Leica-T was designed with dynamic simplicity in collaboration with AUDI Design and it is the fourth system ever to be released from Leica. The Leica T-System features Wi-Fi, a rebuilt graphical user interface (GUI), Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom®, a professional digital workflow solution for Apple Mac® OS X and Microsoft Windows®. Leica has been praised for a century for its precise…
  • 2014 International CES Features Record Number of International Attendees, Confirms Independent Audit (Imaging Insider)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Tweet World’s gathering place for tech innovation welcomes more than 160,000 industry professionals Arlington, Va., April 24, 2014 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, owner and producer of the International CES®, today announced the results of an independent audit that confirmed a record number of international professionals – 40,828 (a 12.7 percent increase from the 2013 CES) – attended the 2014 International CES® from 144 countries. Additionally, 6,757 press and industry analysts attended the show to report on the latest consumer technologies and trends. The 2014 CES…
  • CE Week 2014 Announces 3D Printing Make-Off Competition (Imaging Insider)
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Tweet 3D Designers and Tech Innovators Battle it Out During NYC’s Largest Tech Event New York City, NY, April 24, 2014 – CE Week announced today the launch of the inaugural 3D Printing Make-Off, scheduled for June 25-26, during CE Week 2014, the consumer electronics (CE) industry’s annual mid-year event in New York City. CE Week brings together top media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a robust conference program and networking events all focused on innovative trends in consumer technology. Taking place citywide, CE Week 2014 is scheduled June 23-27 in…
  • Developer of high-end iPhone protography apps introduce support for hardware camera controller accessory. (Imaging Insider)
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Tweet announces support for snappgrip in 645 Pro and PureShot 24 April, 2014 LONDON, UK –, the developer of 645 PRO MK II and PureShot apps for powerful iPhone photography announced today that the latest versions of these popular applications now support the snappgrip wireless hardware camera grip controller. Lee Harris, the developer of snappgrip said “We are delighted to welcome as the first developer to utilise our hardware integration API. 645 PRO MK II and PureShot bring powerful 'big camera' features to iPhone photographers and users of these apps…
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Tweet ELMO Company Announces Amazon as First Retail Partner For Its QBiC MS-1 PLAINVIEW, NY, April 23, 2014 – ELMO USA, long a leading maker of imaging products forschools and businesses, has begun shipping its first wearable camera, the QBiC MS-1.Drawingon more than 90 years experience in imaging technology and optics, the small, lightweight QBiCshoots and records video in full HD 1080p format, takes hi-resolution still images and offers unique features not found on other wearable cameras.The QBiC MS-1 is currently available through Amazon, as the company looks to expand its retail…
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  • New Camera Contest: Win A Canon 5D Mk III or Nikon D800 from

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    You’ve seen our recent announcements about our partnership with and the exciting value they bring to the content of Photofocus. was the very first photographic rental company to offer an optional damage waiver program to its customers. Since then, they have continued to develop innovative options for renters. Today, they announced the exciting Lenscap and Lenscap+ protection plans that limit renters liability in case of a covered event causing damage or total loss of products on your rental. And now to celebrate their new optional add-on plans,…
  • “Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.”

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.” -  William WordsworthFiled under: Inspiration Tagged: photography quotes, William Wordsworth
  • Photoshop Makes Powerful Time-lapse Videos Easy

    Levi Sim
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @45mm, f/11, 1/800s, ISO 400. I’ve been shooting time-lapse sequences ever since the second day I owned a Nikon D700 and realized that it had a built intervalometer. That means I have thousands of pictures I’ve never done anything with at all. In the last year and half, however, I’ve attended some great classes from Rod Harlan and our own Rich Harrington and they’ve shown me how simple it is to use Photoshop to finish a time-lapse sequence with a professional touch. Since Photoshop is familiar, learning a new tool is easy*. These…
  • Featured Photo by Pat Hartley

    22 Apr 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. “The Bald Eagle is for me one of the most magnificent and noble of the Birds and one of the largest birds of prey in North America with a wing spam of approx 7ft. They have now gone from Endangered to Threatened and hopefully will continue to breed in relative safety. Its believed they mate for life. This chap called…
  • Hyperlapse From a Moving Plane

    Richard Harrington
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    Lately, I’ve been pushing the boundaries of time-lapse and exploring hyper-lapse (essentially a time-lapse where the camera is also moving).  Last week on vacation I tried an experiment (shooting from a plane window). For this experiment I kept it simple (after all my six year old daughter was sharing the row with me and you can only be so much of a camera geek when balancing parental duties).  She and I worked together to push the iPhone and see what could be done. The Ingredients LapseIt (a cheap timelapse app for the phone) iPhone 5s (although even an iPhone 4 will work). The…
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    The Leica Camera

  • David English: Sweet 16

    Leica Internet Team
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Did you know that Leica makes a 16 mm lens for the M-series camera? It’s hidden inside the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar. The Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar can be set for 16, 18, or 21 mm, but it’s the 16 mm setting that’s most interesting, because Leica doesn’t manufacture a 16 mm M-mount prime lens. So how does the Wide-Angle Tri-Elmar stack up when viewed strictly as a 16 mm lens? Is the image quality comparable to other Leica lenses? Is it fast enough to use when shooting handheld indoors? And is there a practical alternative to its bulky external viewfinder? Over the past few years, I’ve used…
  • Ray Barbee: LET US ROAM

    Leica Internet Team
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    “LET US ROAM” is an ongoing short film series that shows stories about photographers, artists, filmmakers and musicians inside of the skateboarding culture. Ray Barbee, Arto Saari, Greg Hunt and Atiba Jefferson are all featured with their own film. Here we speak with Ray about his beginnings in skateboarding, his musical career and how he documents his life with his Leica M6. Q: Can you tell us where you’re from, where you currently reside, and some general background information about yourself? A: I was born in San Francisco, CA, but spent most of my childhood in San Jose. In 1984,…
  • Daniel Zvereff: Bandar Log, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:08 am
    Daniel Zvereff is a freelance designer, illustrator and photographer. He travels to the far corners of the world documenting his journeys through images and journals. Introduction One year ago I was sitting in a train station somewhere in-between Varanasi and New Delhi, India, en route to meet some friends. I unfastened a staple from a semi-opened plastic bag of peanuts, poured them into my mouth and bit directly into a rock. I spit it out, extremely disappointed because I hadn’t eaten in hours. Everything had been a mess and I was in a rut — I just couldn’t catch a break. I turned…
  • Inside the 2014 Oskar Barnack Award Jury

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    As usual, it was a tough decision for our jury members to make, but we have our Oskar Barnack Award and Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award winners! Although, we can’t reveal them just yet. You’ll have to wait until May to learn who they are and see their winning images. However, we can show you a behind-the-scenes look into the deliberation process. Watch this video to see how the jury deliberates and chooses the winners. This year’s jury members included: Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director, General Manager of the International Leica Galleries, Austria, Ingo Taubhorn, Chief-Curator…
  • Aaron C. Greenman: Pastoral Geometry in Zeeland

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:52 am
    In the southwest corner of The Netherlands sits Zeeland, an area of profound beauty and tumultuous history. In a country that exists largely below sea level, and one that has made its national struggle a triumph over the oceans – “beter voorkomen dan genezen” (better to prevent than to cure) – Zeeland has shaped its landscape into one perhaps best characterized by the phrase “pastoral geometry.” A large delta, the area constitutes the mouth of several rivers: the Maas, Scheldt and Rhine. Historically, the area was a mudscape that appeared and vanished with the tides but…
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  • Rescue Mission: Retrieve $15K Camera Drone Helicopter in the Amazon (planetMitch)
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Our friend, Denver Riddle from Gorilla Grain (which you can see over on our superStore@planet5D) sent us this note yesterday and while it does have a DSLR in it, the sheer panic over losing $15k worth of gear somewhere in the Amazon rain forest is enough to send chills down your spine! $15K Camera Drone Helicopter Fly Away Crash in the Amazon Rainforest! Chris Newman of CineChopper and GORILLA GRAIN is an experienced RC Aerial pilot. While his day job is a dream, it isn’t always easy and it sometimes comes with STRESS! During a big shoot in the Amazon for Animal Planet, Chris loses his…
  • 40% Price Drop on All Jag35 Product Line (planetMitch)
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    With all the excitement before and during NAB, this article just didn’t get published – our apologies to the folks at Jag35 Jag35 has always produced very nice gear with a target of delivering gear at low prices… but this announcement is just amazing – someone actually lowering prices across the board? Crazy! Jag35 Lowers Prices across their entire product line, up to 40% Jag35 maker of dslr filmmaking gear announces a price drop across their entire product line of up 40%. The US Manufacturer of camera accessories seeks to once again target the entry level Amateur…
  • Upgrade to Nikon’s Bit Rate Released by Nikon Hacker (planetMitch)
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Of course, we’re all excited about the progress of Magic Lantern over on Canon cameras, but what about our friends who are shooting Nikon? Nikon Hacker is showing how it has increased the bit rate. Nikon Hacker Ups the Bit Rate for Nikon Cameras Up to 1080 @64MBPS From DIY Photography: The folks at Nikon Hacker recently released a beta load with an upgrade to the camera bit rate output. Depending on the Nikon Body, you can get up to 64mbps (D7000) as opposed to the 24mbps that the camera ships with from Japan. Over the last month, the Nikon Hacker team has been releasing more patches so…
  • Can you shoot at low ISO and boost exposure in post and get same results as high ISO? (planetMitch)
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Jeff Gaunt sent me this interesting set of photos the other day and I just have to get your thoughts – his theory is that you can shoot at low ISO and boost the exposure in post with photoshop instead of shooting with higher ISOs and not end up with more noise. I’m curious to see what you think… here’s Jeff’s notes: Exposures don’t matter From Jeff Gaunt: I ran an exposure test on a Canon EOS 5D Mark III recently which I thought your readers would find interesting. Its a different test to what most people do but the result was interesting and I think it…
  • The Canon Digital Learning Center Offers Useful Tools for Creative Wedding Professionals (planetMitch)
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    If you’ve ever shot a wedding, you know the pressure to capture the key moments is intense. You may as well run and hide if you miss any of those one-of-a-kind happenings; you’re in deep doo-doo unless you get them all. Professional shooter Joe Simon takes his wedding coverage up a notch – he’s constantly shifting focus to increase the emotion and stylishness of his shots. This higher production value is what makes him a sought-after event videographer. Short of hiring a focus puller and setting up a video village, Simon shows how the Canon EOS C100 camera’s…
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    Camera Dojo

  • Aerial Photography and Privacy – Where Do You Draw The Line?

    Kerry Garrison
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Aerial photography is not new, we have all seen the effects and benefits of it with tools like Google Maps and Google Earth. But where does the line get drawn in terms of privacy? If you are sitting in your backyard, typically not view able by any of your neighbors, you have a certain expectation of privacy. However, satellites and airplanes are taking pictures of your yard on a regular basis. We need to ask ourselves, where do we draw the line? Here is an image from Google Earth of my backyard, of course, it shows my neighbor’s yards as well as I cannot zoom in any more with these…
  • Why Shutter Speed Matters With DSLR Video

    Kerry Garrison
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:56 am
    I will be the first to admit that when I try to take on a new skill that I become completely obsessed with really understanding every aspect of it in order to do the best I can and use the new skill to its full potential. Such is the case with learning to shoot video with my Canon EOS 7D. Since the best video camera I had up until the 7D was a small Canon Vixia camcorder. While the Vixia can shoot 1080p video, the only settings are 24 fps or 60 fps. The only thing this meant to me was that if I shot action sequences at the faster frame rate, I could slow the sequence down better because there…
  • Getting Started With Aerial Photography

    Kerry Garrison
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    Up until just recently, it was not legal to use a remote control aircraft in the United States for commercial use. This has all just changed as of Feb 2014. With the commercial restrictions now gone, inexpensive and easy to fly aircraft can now take your photography, literally, to a whole new level. This is part one of a series on how to get started with aerial photography, how to choose an aircraft, and what you can expect to achieve with these tools. (...)Read the original post at Getting Started With Aerial Photography (698 words) © admin for Camera Dojo, 2014. | Permalink | 2 comments |…
  • So You Want To Be A Wedding Photographer

    Kerry Garrison
    16 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    You’ve bought yourself a nice camera and in order to justify the thousands of dollars in gear you decide you should try to make some money with it. Well what’s easier than shooting a few weddings right? You walk around, take some shots, give them a disk of images, and collect a fat fee right? How hard can it be, advertise on Craigslist and let the flood gates open. I am not one for writing editorial commentary but things are getting a little crazy in the wedding photography business right now and you need to be aware of what you are putting on the line whenever you shoot a…
  • 10 Essential WordPress Plugins

    Kerry Garrison
    24 Dec 2013 | 4:26 am
    If you are running a website these days it is highly likely that you are using WordPress. I personally do all of my websites for myself and my customers in WordPress as it is easy to use, customize, maintain and has good SEO characteristics. One of the great things about WordPress is its plugins. There are thousands of plugins that can help your WordPress install do all kinds of things. To help you get started with some WordPress plugins I have put together a list of my top 10 plugins that every website should be using. Google XML Sitemaps In order for search engines to be effective, an XML…
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    PMA Newsline

  • PMA and PPFA welcome new members

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    Welcome to the PMA/PPFA family! Solidfuel Sales, Empire, Mich. Thomson Shore Inc., Dexter Mich. Vista Marketing Communications, Indianapolis, Ind. Vukee GmbH & Co., Hamburg, Germany Kohlmann-Blau Gallery, Clinton, N.J. Laird, Georgetown, Texas PJ’s Frame-Up, Portage, Mich. R & J Framing Pty Ltd., Mingay, Victoria, Australia
  • Business Success: No such thing as profit?

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    That’s right, that’s what the headline says: No such thing as profit! I guess we can all go home… Wait, wait, just kidding. Don’t go — read on. This week’s Business Success columnist, Mark Faust, founder of growth and turnaround consultancy and author of Growth or Bust! Proven Turnaround Strategies To Grow Your Business, […]
  • MMIE: Consider this revenue stream

    Jennifer Kruger
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #553 – April 23, 2014 “Our services sales took off to brides only after the introduction of our photo booth business.” Hmmmm. “We could never get brides to talk to us about photographic wedding announcements, photographic thank you cards or all the other printed products we could provide . . . […]
  • Lytro refocuses on higher-end photography

    Paul Worthington
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Imaging developer Lytro garnered lots of attention for its innovative light field photography which captures “the color, intensity and direction of every light ray flowing into the camera,” as the company puts it, “a massive amount of visual information that allows photographers to recreate sights and scenes on a truly experiential canvas.” However, the first […]
  • Blurb offers offset printing, Amazon distribution for custom photo books

    Paul Worthington
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Indie book publishing platform Blurb says its “easier, smarter book design and distribution service” includes direct distribution to Amazon, whose “reach, recognition, and search rankings will help Blurb authors reach a wide audience, especially with specific and niche content.” Also, Blurb’s new BookWright software lets you “design and publish print and ebooks from the same […]
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    Firebird Photography Blog

  • Skin Stories with Travis W.

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

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

    10 Feb 2014 | 10:31 pm
    A fun collaboration with my friend Misha Han who moved to the East Coast to be funny and stuff. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeNotReally.
  • The Man Who Knew Too Much / Film Noir Photos with Trevor

    20 Jan 2014 | 4:30 am
    I gravitate towards actors and performers;  anyone who can step outside of themselves and channel someone else will always be interesting to me because I do the same. Trevor and I collaborated on this film noir-inspired series which we shot in broad daylight with the help of a few well-placed shadows.
  • Promotional Shots for Hansel and Gretel

    15 Jan 2014 | 11:30 am
    My first big shoot of the year! Promotional photos for Hawaii Theatre’s Production of Hansel & Gretel. The cast was awesome, the costumes were phenomenal and the shots are exactly as I envisioned them – colorful and cartoony. If you’re in Hawaii, check out the show running March 2014 (Show info)
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  • Just Published: Our Samsung GALAXY S4 Smartphone Review

    William Chambers
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:16 am
    While Samsung's S4 may not be brand new (the S5 was released about a week ago) , it's still one of the most popular phones on the market right now. While we tested the GALAXY S4 Zoom a while back, we are just now getting to the S4. This handheld device still offers some appealing features for those who are looking to upgrade, including a 13-megapoixel rear camera, which can capture photos at up to 8fps at full resolution in burst mode. The default camera app offers a plethora of exposure options in the form of scene modes and special effects, and with the Google Play market, there are endless…
  • Just Published: Our HTC One (M7) Smartphone Review

    William Chambers
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    We've just finished testing yet another popular mobile device, the HTC One (M7). This sleek smartphone offers an aluminum body that houses a 4MP "UltraPixel" camera. The UltraPixel camera may only boast about half the resolution that you'd normally see from a smartphone camera, however this is because they are using much larger photo sites (aka pixels). They claim this allows the One to offer higher image quality than its competitors, especially in low-light conditions. The sensor is mated to a 28mm lens with a f/2.0 aperture, which also offers optical image stabilization. Check out our hands…
  • Just Published: Our Sony Alpha 7R Full-Frame ILC Review

    William Chambers
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:37 am
    Just in time for your lunch break reading, we've finished publishing our hands on review of the Sony Alpha 7R. One of the most impressive lines of ILCs on the market, Sony's Alpha 7-series offers all the great features we've come to love with their NEX/Alpha ILC models, with the addition of some serious power. This comes in the form of full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensors and their new BIONZ X processor. The Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R models are pretty much identical, with the image sensors being the main difference between them. While we spent the most time with the a7R, we did also get some hands…
  • Eyefi unveils new cloud service

    William Chambers
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Eyefi has just announced a useful new service that allows you to instantly share your photos across various devices (PC, smartphone, tablet, or even a smart TV), with their new Eyefi Cloud. This is made possible with their newer Eyefi Mobi wireless SD cards, which will instantly start the upload process once you've captured an image. Once on the cloud, you can instantly view your photos from any compatible device, with free apps for both iOS and Android platforms. To learn more, check out Eyefi's official press release below.  Eyefi Connects Digital Cameras to the Power of the Cloud…
  • Just Published: Our iPhone 5c Smartphone Review

    William Chambers
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    For those who are considering one of Apple's latest iPhone models as their new mobile companion, we've just finished testing the iPhone 5c. The more affordable 2013/2014 iPhone offering, the 5c shares similar specifications to the iPhone 5, however Apple made some small improvements to the camera and battery, along with adding various color options.  Under-the-hood, or rather on the back of the phone, is an 8-megapixel camera that offers a BSI (Backside Illuminated) CMOS image sensor mated to a fixed f/2.4 lens. Labeled the iSight camera, this unit offers the highest quality images from…
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    A Photo Editor

  • Start Your Own Thing And Follow Your Interests

    A Photo Editor
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s a great job working with magazines as a photographer and it’s really exciting, but then at a certain point you realize that you are just waiting for the phone to ring, you are waiting for that perfect assignment. At that point, I think it is really important to start your own thing – follow your own interests. via Todd Selby Interview | The Talks.
  • Art Producers Speak: Lance Koudele

    A Photo Editor
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:53 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: Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Lance Koudele because in a large project he was able to handle every aspect with grace under fire. He was able to handle the unexpected and somehow found a way to capture the true essence of the project. His eye…
  • I Let The Life Come To The Picture: The Accidents, The Things That Happen By Chance

    A Photo Editor
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    When I’m having a shoot, in the morning the model is arriving from the hotel, the hairdresser is coming from London, a lot of different moods – one is happy, one is crying, one is angry, one is – I don’t know what – sleeping. And even if you have a precise idea of what you want to do, you can’t. Everyone is coming in with all this different energy and you have to deal with them. So you never know what you’ll do in the end. And this I like. I like the accidents, the things that happen by chance. I let the life come to the picture and the creativity flow. via Paolo Roversi…
  • The Weekly Edit – Women’s Health: Sarah Rozen

    Heidi Volpe
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Women’s Health Photo Director: Sarah Rozen Fashion Director: Jacqueline Azria Creative Director: Theresa Griggs Photographers: Williams + Hirakawa Heidi: What made you choose Palm Springs for location? East coast long winter? Sarah: We wanted something dramatic and a little Mad Max feel so we originally looked into this cool dam but couldn’t permit that. Then our Fashion Director, Jacqueline Azria, who is French happened to remember always loving the windmills on the drive to Palm Springs. Did you have a studio day and location day for this? We actually set up a little studio in…
  • This Week In Photography Books: William Christenberry

    Jonathan Blaustein
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Colin looked away, unable to meet her eye. Shame has many tells, and this one was screaming louder than an infant at the witching hour. He’d wanted to tell her the truth for months, of course, but couldn’t bring himself to speak the words. Now, it was too late. Maddy had opened a letter addressed to him. She’d never done that before, but he understood why she’d done it. They’d been married for nigh on 30 years, and he was sure she’d noticed the change in his behavior. First, he started drinking more heavily. When they could afford the…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nissin i40 compact flash for Nikon cameras now shipping

    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Last month Nissin announced their new i40 compact flash with LED lights for Nikon cameras. The i40 is now shipping and is currently in stock ($269). Additional information: Specifications: Type For Canon, Nikon, Sony and FT system Guide no. (at ISO 100 in m) 40 (at 105mm zoom head position) 27 (at 35mm zoom head position) Focal length coverage 24 - 105mm (16mm when using built -in wide panel) Power Source Four size-AA batteries Battery storage Directly insert into the body Recycling Time 0.1 - 4 sec Number of flashes (Approx.) 220 - 1,700 flashes LED light run time (Approx.) 3.5hrs (With New…
  • Nikon USA adds four new brand ambassadors

    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Nikon USA added four new brand ambassadors: Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey, Blair Bunting and Doug Gordon: The Nikon Ambassador Program Expands to Include Four New Photographers MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the addition of four new photographers to the Ambassador Program, a collective initiative dedicated to recognizing the most influential leaders in modern photography. The four additions include commercial shooter Blair Bunting; wedding and portrait photographer Bambi Cantrell; wedding photographer Doug Gordon; and lifestyle and family photographer Tamara Lackey. “These…
  • Nikon DF-N1000 electronic viewfinder service advisory issued in Japan

    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    Nikon Japan reported an issue with the new Nikon DF-N1000 electronic viewfinder ($328.95): when attached to the Nikon 1 V3 camera, removing the EVF could be difficult. The affected products have serial numbers below 11003000: Nikon is offering free repair for the defective units. For now this service advisory was issued only in Japan. Posted by This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon Coolpix L23 service advisory Nikon service advisory Nikon D5000 technical service…
  • More firmware updates for Nikon AW110 and L820, new Nikon Message Centre version

    [NR] admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:08 am
    In addition to the new D4s firmware, today Nikon also released firmware updates for the Coolpix AW110 and L820 cameras and a new Nikon Message Centre version for Windows: Nikon Coolpix AW110 firmware update 1.1 Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU Changelog: An issue that resulted in deviation in the timing of movie video and sound has been resolved. An issue that caused latitude and longitude information displayed with Data imprint to be incorrect has been resolved. An issue that, in some rare cases, caused the camera to freeze while shooting with acquisition of GPS position information has…
  • Nikon D4s firmware updated C 1.01 released

    [NR] admin
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Nikon just released firmware update C 1.01 for the Nikon D4s camera. Download links: Nikon USA Nikon EU Here is the changelog: When Custom Setting f1 (Multi selector center button) > Playback mode was set to View histograms, the histogram was not displayed correctly for the image played back in the monitor, even when the center button on the multi selector was pressed, when the following conditions were met. This issue has been resolved. Image quality was set to NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine, NEF (RAW) + JPEG normal, or NEF (RAW) + JPEG basic. An option other than "Overview data" or "RGB…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Canon Profits Grow in 2014 on Equipment Sales & Reshuffling of Camera Business

    Canon Rumors
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Canon Inc inched up its 2014 operating profit target on Thursday due to strong sales of office copiers and printers in the first quarter, and said a reshuffle of its camera line-up had also helped boost margins. Canon said office equipment sales rose by 9.7 percent in the first quarter, helping lift operating profits by 51 percent to a higher-than-expected 82.6 billion yen ($806.76 million). Camera sales, however, fell by 22 percent year-on-year in the quarter, as the world’s biggest camera maker struggled with the prevalence of high-quality smartphone…
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Coming in October

    Canon Rumors
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
    Sigma is planning to announce a 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens at Photokina with availability coming in October of 2014. There has been no word on the possible 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art or 135mm f/1.8DG HSM Art lenses. I think both the 85 and 135 would be more highly desired than a 24mm prime, though if it’s as good as the 35mm or 50mm, we’ll take it anyway. Preorder the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama Source: [PR] cr
  • Deal: Canon EOS-1D X $5599

    Canon Rumors
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:59 am
    GetItDigital (99.3% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $5599 (Reg $6799) via ebay. Canon EOS-1D X body $5599 (Reg $6799) cr
  • Canon Wins Some TIPA 2014 Awards

    Canon Rumors
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Canon has won some 2014 TIPA awards. About the TIPA Awards The TIPA Awards are renowned as the most influential photo and imaging product awards in markets around the world. All products and their advertising media bearing the TIPA Awards logo indicate that these have passed evaluations by TIPA’s technical committee and magazine editors. A TIPA Awards endorsement is the highest accolade for any photo and imaging product. Canon won the following awards Best Imaging Innovation: Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF Best Professional DSLR Lens: Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Best Digital SLR…
  • Review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    Canon Rumors
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    Bryan at The-Digital-Picture has completed his review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art series lens. As you’re probably used to reading, this lens is a stellar performer and nearly as good optically as the Zeiss 55 f/1.4 Otus, which costs 4 times as much. Says Bryan “While I will dock a few points from this lens for occasional AF inconsistency, the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens is now the overwhelming favorite in the 50mm field. This lens delivers excellent image quality, has a beautiful design and for what you get, a very attractive price. The Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens…
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    Digital Photography School

  • 7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

    James Maher
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    You can currently pick up 2 eBooks on Street Photography by James on sale now at SnapnDeals! Windswept Hair, Prince and Broadway, SoHo If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter outfits and puts on their most interesting attire. If you live in the southern hemisphere, it’s beginning to cool off nicely. Spring and fall are the best times of the year to capture people and focus on street photography. If ever there’s a time to do it, it’s now. So here is a list of street photography tips…
  • Finding Gold in Your Image Archives

    Rowan Sims
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    No doubt like many other photographers, so many of my images have never seen the light of day. This is mostly for good reason; they are out of focus, poorly composed, badly timed, they just don’t make the cut. Often these images may be good, just not the BEST. I have learned though, that there can be gold hiding in your archives, just waiting to be rediscovered, taken into the develop module and shared with the world. I have found that spending some time digging through old shoots can yield some very positive results. Make it part of your workflow to revisit your image archives Maybe…
  • Win a $1500 of Camera Gear with Loving Landscapes

    Darren Rowse
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    Last week we announced a brand new dPS eBook – Loving Landscapes: a Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing with the early bird discount of 33% off what will be its normal price. We’re really pleased both with the eBook and how it helps readers improve their Landscape Photography Post Processing – but also the feedback it is already getting. Here’s what one of our readers – Belinda said: “Thanks for this ebook. I downloaded it at 11pm last night moments after getting your email and was up until 3am reading it and practicing the…
  • How to get Motivated to do more Photography

    Gavin Hardcastle
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Are you one of those photographers who finds there’s a million other things that demand your attention and get in the way of pursuing your passion for photography? You’re not alone. The work/life balance is a delicate dance and it’s easy to get sidetracked by the endless tasks of day to day life, even when things are going well. As a professional photographer you’d expect I spend a great deal of time out there shooting, but the truth is that I don’t get to shoot anywhere near as much as I’d love to. There are a few things you can do however, that ought to…
  • Contest – Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun!

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Win an Olympus E-M10 Camera from Macphun! Every photo entrant receives a prize!!! Over the last several years here at dPS, we’ve run some very popular competitions. This week, we are very happy to bring you our latest photo contest, “Get Outside and Shoot” from Macphun, makers of award winning photo apps for Mac OS! EVERYONE is a WINNER! For this competition, Macphun is giving away a Grand Prize of an Olympus E-M10 Camera, photo submissions published on canvas, and Macphun photo apps of your choosing! Plus, EVERY entrant will receive a complimentary copy of ColorStrokes for…
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  • RTF – Ready to Fly Multi-Copters

    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

    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…
  • PRESET SHOP – Haze-Fade-Flare, Faded Film and Fashion Editioral Presets

    26 Feb 2014 | 3:37 am
    We already wrote about Lightroom Presets from Digital Photo Buzz, but we had highlight on fun factor, instagram look, while Preset Shop are more serious, professional presets for above average Photographers. Do you often wonder how some portraits, wedding shots and especially fashion images have a certain look to it. You know something’s there but if I asked you to tell me what’s so different about these shots you probably  wouldn’t know at first what to say or how to achieve the exact effect. That’s where these presets come in like a sunshine on a cloudy day.
  • How to install EOS Utility if you lost the disk…

    19 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Original reason for this article was the Technicolor profile, which is available here (Read Vincent quick review)! The only problem is that you need to have EOS Utility installed on your computer. If you are like me, you threw the Canon CD away as soon as you opened you 5D Mrk II box. No problem you think, I just have to download the app from the Canon site. Problem is that Canon is only providing an updater, not an installer. Basically this means that you can only update your app, not install it. Luckily they made changes to this issue for Windows users, but problem persisted with the Mac…
  • Amazing abstract images made by Photoshop Masters

    16 Feb 2014 | 5:49 am
    You can find some pretty amazing image manipulation browsing through the internet. I was always fascinated with the image post process abilities of certain individuals and always admired those who knew how to create stunning effects that look so real in “abstract world”. You may not need to be a photographer to use your Photoshop skills on a picture but it helps a lot if you are. Understanding and loving photography gives you a solid ground to master your graphic illusions in a way they look like they’re real.  Two among many Among many images and photo manipulation I saw,…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • TypePad Blogs are back after DDoS attack

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    All apologies for the outage of the last couple of days. Unfortunately the Blogging and Web Hosting Service of the main blog and the Camera Deals blog, TypePad, suffered a major DDoS attack during the weekend, and it was only in the early hours of today that they managed to get everything in order. They had been trying to fix the issues, as evidenced by their non-stop tweeting. The timing of this was rather unfortunate for this blog since it came shortly after our changes blog-post, leading some to think that we just pulled the plug (literally) on the whole thing :( The Latest Instant…
  • Big Blog Changes Effective Immediately: Rebooting What We Cover and How We Cover It

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    All apologies for the delays! This should have happened a few months ago, but I was hoping I could find a way to continue with the original blog-format. It did not work out. Effective immediately, we are pushing the reset + reboot buttons on the Noisy Blogs, we are changing What We Cover and How We Cover it. Here is the situation... The Camera Deals blog continues The Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed) is a fairly self-contained project and will continue. This will also allow us to pay more attention to it. We are evaluating whether to switch it to Wordpress which offers more…
  • Over 64,000 pictures in the Readers Flickr Pool

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:10 pm
    We have another new milestone in the Readers Flickr Pool. Over 64,000 pictures submitted by photographers like you. As usual, we mention the milestone picture, picture #64,000, the Old Overbey Store in Tennessee, an HDR photo by photographer Joel Williams taken with the Leica M9 at 24mm. If you are not familiar with the Flickr Readers Pool, you can check the details (three paragraphs) after the break... The Readers Flickr Pool is a place where photographers of all experience levels and camera types share their pictures. Everyone is welcome to join and submit up to five pictures per day. You…
  • (A1) GameStop to open 150 DSLR mini-stores in select US metro areas in next 3 years

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:44 am
    This is an April Fool's Day 2014 post... Original post after the jump... April is the start of a new fiscal year for many companies, and the start of a new quarter for almost all companies. So a lot of exciting and unexpected announcements are saved up for today! While a lot of brick and mortar stores and chains have closed or reduced their footprint, the management team at Game Stop had the foresight (or luck) to be at the intersection of gaming and mobile, two of the hottest and fastest growing segments in the market. So while other stores are closing, Game Stop is expanding. Last week,…
  • (A1) Launching new Essay blog covering the intersection of Photography and Religion

    1 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    This is an April Fool's Day 2014 post... Original post after the jump... There are thousands of websites on photography and thousands of websites on religion. But there's not a lot at the intersection of the two. So a new essay-blog is launching to cover the intersection of Photography and Religion and Spirituality. This will be approaching the subject matter from both a non-partisan (cameras) and a non-proselytizing (religion) viewpoint. The focus will be on expression and emotion, not "comparison" or trying to "win" arguments about who is right. Already a lot of work is underway, here are…
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • House Judiciary Committee - Orphan Works and the PLUS Solution

    John Harrington
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    On April 2, 2014 - Congress' House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet held a hearing titled Preservation and reuse of Copyrighted Works about orphan works, and asked for insights into matters regarding the need to preserve copyrighted works. Testimony was heard from the Library of Congress, Gregory Lukow, Chief, Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, The Library of Congress (testimony PDF); Mr. Richard Rudick, Co-Chair, Section 108 Study Group (testimony .doc file); Mr. James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia…
  • CalumetPhoto - Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    John Harrington
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:54 am
    While rumors have been swirling for much of the day on Wednesday, the story about whether or not the storied camera store chain CalumetPhoto has filed for bankruptcy have come true. LLC has voluntarily filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listed as case #14-08908 in the Northern District of Illinois United States Bankruptcy Court. The filing is dated March 12, 2014 and the first meeting is scheduled on April 22, 2014. CalumetPhoto, in recent months, has been pulling back from their participation in activities they have, in the past, normally sponsored or been involved in, and…
  • Getty's Flickr Agreement Ends Like Titanic

    John Harrington
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Getty Images, a Carlysle Group (NASDAQ: CG) company, today, announced a "notice to terminate" their relationship with Flickr as a source of images. What was launched in March of 2009, when Getty's editors were characterized by Flickr as "...inspired by the quality and creativity of our members...." (Building the Flickr Collection on Getty Images, 1/21/09) has now ended. The parallel between the launch of the largest ship in the world, and it's eventual sinking because of poor stewardship is similar to Getty and Flickr, where arrogant captains in both settings think they know what they are…
  • Copyright Office Roundtable Discussion on Orphan Works - 2014 Edition

    John Harrington
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The United States Copyright Office brought together stakeholders from across the spectrum of intellectual property producers and consumers to discuss various ways to approach the issue of orphaned works during two days of roundtable discussions Monday March 10th and Tuesday March 11th, 2014, held at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Almost six years ago, we here at Photo Business News wrote Orphan Works Act = Thieves Charter? which delved into what the bills that were proposed to be law were espousing. We followed that up with Orphan Works - History In the Making, and we even wrote…
  • Monetizing Getty's 35M Image Archive via FREE Editorial Uses

    John Harrington
    7 Mar 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Much has been said about the decision by Getty Images to make available to editorial online outlets, over 35,000,000 images, for free. Well, free in the sense that you're not spending any money to use the images. However, in exchange for this, you agree to allow Getty to track all the visitors to your website. How many come, their IP addresses, how long they stay, and so on and so forth. Make no mistake about it either, this isn't "free forever", Getty is looking to get into the big-data business, connecting image viewer data with data analytics from other sources. Once they reach a critical…
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    Photography And Video

  • Turn Day Into A Rainy Night With Photoshop

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:07 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to turn a picture taken in daylight into a night shot including rain.
  • Photographing celebrities.

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    The pro’s and cons of photographing famous people: 10 reasons why photographing celebrities sucks. 10 reasons why photographing celebrities is awesome.
  • Photography with one light and a white wall.

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Use a white wall, a light modifier everybody has access to, to bounce light
  • Tools for travel photography.

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:18 am
    Bringing the gear you need while traveling can be tougher than the challenges Ethan Hunt faces while entering the CIA in Mission Impossible 1 – In this video Mark Wallace explains the tools of use for travel photography.
  • iTunes Style Illustration

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:02 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to make an Itunes styled illustration with photoshop.
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  • Entry-Level Canon PIXMA Printer Now Available

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Those seeking an extremely basic printer heading into this holiday season now have an inexpensive option from Canon to consider. The recently released Canon PIXMA MX392 can be found for an MSRP of $79.99. (Compare Prices)...Read Full Post
  • New Article Has Tips for Combating Lens Fungus

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This time of the year, in the spring and early summer when rainy conditions are common and there's a lot of moisture in the air, you may be more likely to find yourself facing the issue of camera lens fungus....Read Full Post
  • New Article Includes Food Photography Tips

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:23 pm
    What's the difference between a so-so food photo and a great photo of food? When you can hear the viewer's stomach rumbling, you know you've created a great photo. Good photos of food should look good enough to eat. However shooting this type of photo doesn't happen by accident. It takes quite a bit of work and preparation to ensure that your photo of food will look great....Read Full Post
  • Learn to Avoid Basic Photography Errors

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Although photography is a constant learning experience, all photographers seem to have one or two shooting problems that take a long time to overcome. It's important for you to learn how to battle through these especially tricky basic photography errors, though, as the process of overcoming these mistakes is the key to advancing from being a beginning photographer to an intermediate or advanced photographer....Read Full Post
  • Lexar XQD Memory Card Offers 1100x Read Speed

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Lexar's latest editions of professional-level memory cards, the Lexar Professional 1100x XQD, provides some impressive speeds for reading. Using the PCI Express interface and the XQD memory card format, the Lexar XQD can provide a read transfer speed up to 168MB per second (or 1100x)....Read Full Post
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  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4 4K Video Recording DSLM Camera

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    Panasonic today hosted the Australian launch of the LUMIX DMC-GH4; the ultimate professional tool for commercial photographers and videographers, and the latest model in the ever-expanding LUMIX G Series line up. As the world's first DSLM camera with 4K video recording capabilities, the DMC-GH4's quad-core 4K Venus Engine not only facilitates video recording that is four...
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Lens

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Nikon have announced the release of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300MM f/3.5-6.3G ED VR, a 16.7× high-power zoom lens compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras. The AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR is a 16.7× high-power zoom, 18-300mm (angle of view equivalent to that of a 27-450mm lens in 35mm [135] or Nikon FX format) lens that covers...
  • Nikon 1 J4 Digital Camera

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    Nikon has announced the launch of the new Nikon 1 J4, a lightweight and stylish member of the Nikon 1 family that provides high-speed performance. The J4 offers superior image quality in a compact and easy-to-use design. Packed with smart features and industry-leading technologies, the interchangeable lens camera boasts improvements in capturing moving...
  • Nikon COOLPIX S810c Digital Camera

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Nikon has announced the release of the COOLPIX S810c, a compact digital camera equipped with Android and Wi-Fi that combines advanced functions with ease of use. The S810c is an all-rounded camera that allows users to enjoy taking pictures, viewing them, and using them to connect with others. It is equipped with a 12× optical zoom NIKKOR lens...
  • Sony a7S Full Frame Interchangeable Lens Camera

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    Joining the acclaimed  a7 and  a7R family of the world’s smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras, Sony’s new  a7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers. The innovative a7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm full frame...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • How to Reduce Your Photo Post-Production Time in 3 Simple Steps

    Paul Escott
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
    A career in wedding photography doesn’t have to mean a you only do one job, i.e. shoot weddings. Of course, perhaps your business strategy is that of a one-person army, a single-engine machine. That is, you shoot and edit your own photos, without the aid of an assistant or second shooter. However, perhaps your current level of career development has brought you to a less stable position and you alternate between post-production work in the studio, second shooting with various main photographers, and running your own photography operation. The advantage of doing all these things is that you…
  • The Brief Guide to Golden Light Wedding Photos

    Paul Escott
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    They don’t call the golden hour ‘the magic hour’ for no reason. There’s a certain soft, joyous quality to images taken in that kind of light that makes it ideal for the most wonderful portraits, be they for glam shoots or wedding shoots – or just about any other type of photography that involves human subjects. Of course, there’s something to be said about shooting in window light, shade, backlight, and even in direct sunlight. But there’s nothing quite like shooting portraits at magic hour, which is why today we bring you our very own version of a quick guide to golden light…
  • 4 Wedding Photography Tips for Second Shooters

    Paul Escott
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    What’s a second shooter, you ask? Then you clearly haven’t taken on any truly grand affairs. You probably haven’t been following our blog for long, since we’ve featured real-life second shooter advice before. But, to clear things up, here’s the lowdown. Big weddings usually require more than a single photographer, which is when the secondary one, also referred to as ‘the second shooter’ steps in. Today’s post brings a list of tips for second shooters, which we believe  to be relevant, since this position is usually filled by a beginner. It can be complicated to work in…
  • Tips for Mommie Photogs: Shooting Weddings While Pregnant

    Paul Escott
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Some women can’t wait to go on maternity leave once they find out there’s a little one on the way. Along the same lines, shooting wedding photography with a pregnant bride can be one of the most endearing, delicate, and special experiences you’ll have as an artist. However, today’s post is about neither one of those scenarios, but about what you can do if you’re shooting weddings while pregnant. Since wedding photographers are largely freelance, many female professionals choose not to abandon their business, or put in on hold, while pregnant. If you’re about to face this…
  • The One Trick to Get Your Wedding Photography Clients to Follow the Rules

    Paul Escott
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Have you ever had to deal with those kinds of nightmarish wedding photography clients that you just couldn’t convince to follow the rules, no matter what approach you took? You tried sweet talking them and they just got even more relaxed about the rules. You tried to be more firm about your principles (think punctuality, clear-cut decisions about locations, make-up, etc.). They failed to take you seriously – or, conversely, gave up working with you altogether, because you had turned ‘dictatorial’. If such conundrums sound familiar to you, you’re probably also wondering if there’s…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Instagram Using Up a Lot of Battery

    21 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    The best solution is to shut down Instagram after you use it. On Android 4, you can bring up the task list and swipe Instagram to the side to close the app. Bat . . . Category: Camera Phone
  • Coupon Codes

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:32 am coupon codes: Take 35% off the Print & Frame Shop at! Save on paper, canvas, giclee and more! Use Code: MOMAFF35. V . . . Category: Trade
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The double medium tap in my hand worked perfectly! Thanks! Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • 400D XTI excessive power consumption

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Wow, Markus, I never seen such a well written troubleshooting post in the past. First thing that comes to mind is an old battery, but you have already eliminate . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
  • Canon BP511 Disassembly

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:03 am
    Hey! That's a really good idea, Samir! I have a lot of old cellphone 3.7v batteries lying around. And I've been wondering what I could do with them. They might . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Leica T-1 launch and hands-on review

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:09 am
    Leica's new mirrorless compact system camera, the T-1 At 2PM UK time today, Leica formally revealed it's new T-system camera and lenses. We have had some time with the new camera this morning and the bulk of this initial article is a gallery of hands-on photos from the launch preview today (see below).
  • Picture of the Day, Wednesday 16th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Baby and Daddy feet, by aif75 Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. #POTD for Wednesday is a touching composition entirely of feet! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Tuesday 15th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Punk Bluetit, by Ardvorlich Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. #POTD on this Tuesday is, yes, a punk bluetit. You've seen everything now! If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Monday 14th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    Secretary Mugshot, by Wild Images Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Kicking off the new week on the #POTD is stunning close-up of a Secretary Bird photographed in its natural environment in South Africa. If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
  • Picture of the Day, Friday 11th April, 2014

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Morgan Waiting, by inmotionfotos Click on the picture to find out more about the photographer and how the picture was taken. Our final #POTD on for this week - a variation on that famous 'pebbles' poster photo? If you would like the prospect of being chosen to featured on the DPNow POTD, register on our discussion forum, netting free gallery space, and the rest is up to you! And you can help us decide who gets featured in future by nominating your favourites from the DPNow gallery.
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Olympus OM-D E-M10

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Olympus E-M10 system camera : Two months ago Olympus released the new OM-D camera. The OM-D E-M10 is now available! The new E-M10 is a super-slim, beautifully designed, light-weight system camera offering amazing value for best performance in class. A Micro Four Thirds camera packed with sophisticated technologies: large electronic viewfinder, high performance 3-axis image stabilisation and high-speed auto-focus, it also comes equipped with built-in flash and WiFi. The Olympus OM-D E-M10 outperforms DSLR cameras both in size and imaging excellence!
  • Pentax 645Z

    19 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Pentax 645Z medium-format camera : Ricoh Imaging announces the launch of the Pentax 645Z medium-format digital SLR camera. This new model features a newly designed, large CMOS image sensor, this sensor is approximately 1.7 times larger than a full-frame 35mm format equivalent and holds approximately 51.4 million effective pixels. Combined with the excellent optical performance of Pentax 645 lenses, this produces unsurpassed resolution and smooth tonal gradation representations with a real three-dimensional feeling and atmosphere that will overwhelm the viewers. All while ensuring outstanding…
  • Sony Xperia Z2

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sony Xperia Z2 waterproof phone : Sony Mobile introduces Xperia Z2, Sony’s best ever premium waterproof smartphone combining its best display, sound, camera and camcorder experience as well as an exclusive entertainment offer and a growing ecosystem of companion products. The Xperia Z2 Android smartphone is designed with the user in mind, drawing on Sony’s expertise in premium craftsmanship. Enhance your mobile experience with a growing range of innovative Xperia camera apps. In addition to Info-eye, Social live and Timeshift burst, Xperia Z2 also comes pre-loaded with new Xperia camera…
  • Sony Xperia Z2 tablet

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Sony Xperia Z2 waterproof tablet : Sony Mobile set a new standard in tablet innovation with the Xperia Z2 Tablet - the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet with Sony’s best ever entertainment experience. With Xperia Z2 Tablet, Sony has developed a tablet that is both beautifully sleek and portable. Using premium materials, every single detail has been carefully crafted to create the world’s slimmest (only 6.4mm) and lightest (only 426g for Wi-Fi model and 439g for LTE/3G model) waterproof tablet on the planet, making it extremely portable and comfortable to hold, even with…
  • Nikon 1 J4

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    Nikon 1 J4 system camera : Nikon adds the speedy Nikon 1 J4 to its growing range of portable Nikon 1 system cameras. Perfect for those who won’t let life pass them by, the Nikon 1 J4’s powerful combination of acclaimed technology, extraordinary speed, and hassle-free operation leaves nothing to chance. Whether you want to record your baby’s first steps or a photo finish, this is an exceptionally quick system camera that captures the thrills of life with precision. Nikon’s game-changing hybrid AF system now boasts 171 autofocus points, 105 of which are phase-detection points that lock…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Florabella Collection

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Photoshop Actions When it comes to investing in Photoshop actions, I have three criteria: First, they have to do something substantially different than actions I already use; second, they need to allow me to customize their looks; and third, the actions should work synergistically, building on one another as part of a complete workflow solution. The Florabella Collection meets each of these demands, and then some. In this collection, Tennessee-based photographer Shana Rae Rosengarten has created a family of Photoshop action sets covering each aspect of the photographic postprocess: workflow,…
  • Color Swap in Photoshop CC

    Franklin McMahon
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    Learn how to change the colors in your images using Photoshop CC’s color replacement tool, magic wand tool, and refine edge window.
  • Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition

    daniel m. east
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:45 am
    24″ Photo-Editing and Effects Software Driving your way through the seemingly endless crowd of plug-ins and photo-editing add-ons can feel like trying to find parking just before a big concert. One company continues to up its game to go well beyond any one-hit wonder. With the release of version 8 of the popular Perfect Photo Suite from onOne Software, you may find yourself absolutely loving their new material just as much as the classics. Perfect Photo Suite 8 runs well in your favorite Adobe applications for editing, but the stand-alone version also continues to be a great way to run…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile is Now Here!

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    With Adobe® Lightroom® Mobile, your photography is going places. Now you can finally free yourself from the desktop with on-the-go, pro-grade photo editing. • Edit and organize images anywhere, anytime on your iPad or iPhone. • Enhance everything from smartphone photos to raw images. • Automatically sync all your mobile edits with Lightroom 5 on your desktop. • Easily share your photos to all social sites. To sweeten the deal, KelbyOne launched a FREE learning center to help you unlock the app’s full potential. With Lightroom expert Matt Kloskowski, learn how to…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Product Snapshot – Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp

    RC Concepcion
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    In this bonus episode of Photography Tips & Tricks, RC Concepcion reviews a brand new product snapshot, the Eden Park Illumination Plasma Lamp. The Studio 3000 Microplasma Light is a thin panel that is easier to store, transport and set up than traditional studio lights. It also offers high quality, uniform light. Microplasma lighting technology is proving to be a valuable alternative in the specialty and general lighting industry. It is a true planar light source with specifications that match or surpass other technologies. If you’re interested in the technology and in this…
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  • Seal the Deal with a Photo

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Writing your name in cursive to make a promise is fine, but if you really mean it sign with your face! No, don’t stick a pen up your nose. If you’re a Mac user, you can use Preview (that app you use to open PDFs) to create a selfie signature and add it to all your official documents. Nothing says serious business* like a selfie. ;) Learn How to Add Your Photo Signature to PDFs *You might want to consult your bank before endorsing checks with a selfie. Thanks to Seth Terpstra for the tip! (...)Read the rest of Seal the Deal with a Photo (273 words)…
  • The Instax Printer:From Phone Pix to Prints in Seconds

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Meet the Instax Printer, the simplest way to instantly print pics from your phone. We’re sure you two will hit it off splendidly. With a free app and just a few taps on your phone your new BFF makes it easy to turn any photo onto a real live Instax mini print! Crop, edit and filter first … then, tap tap, you’re printing. We might be moving a little fast here, but the Instax Printer makes a great addition to a wedding photobooth too. Grab Your Own Portable Instax Printer $220 at the Photojojo Shop © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink |…
  • DIY: Photo Surprise Easter Eggs

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 What came first? The chicken or the chocolate egg? We don’t know but we do know what came next. You! Surprise a friend as they bite into an Easter egg by hiding a photo on the inside. All you need for this surprise are some chocolate eggs, a little chocolate surgery and a photo of yourself in your Easter best. Put on those bunny ears and hop this way for chocolate surprise fun times. Learn How to Make Your Own Photo Surprise Easter Eggs p.s. Need a pick me up? Go to and HIGH FIVE THE ENTIRE INTERNET. We made this li’l site…
  • Cordito and the ChargeKeyMeet the New Power Couple

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 There’s a new power duo here to keep you (and your phonecam) charged up while you’re on the go. Experience the power of the Cordito cord carrier and the ChargeKey, a USB cable that lives on your keychain. The Cordito keeps your gear in check, tightly rolled up in a stylish leather package. Kind of like a burrito but with less guacamole and more storage space, ready to grab and go. Carrying cords not really your thing? If you’ve got the ChargeKey on your keychain, grab your keys on the way out the door and you’ve got a mini USB…
  • Teach Your Dog To Take A Selfie

    10 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Ever wonder what Fido gets up to while you’re away? Teach your pup to selfie, and all you’ll have to do is follow Mr. Muffins on Instagram to keep tabs. Yes, your dog can take selfies! Our Pal Anna Jane of NYC’s School for The Dogs has been teaching dogs this skill (her pooch Amos is quite a pro). She’s kindly agreed to to let you in on just how it’s done. Convincing your furball to update their Instagram on the regs, is up to you. How To Teach Your Dog to Selfie p.s. Help! Anna Jane’s School for the Dogs’ building burned down. So she is…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • baby Hazel, 11 days old

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    See, the thing is, babies change. Fast. I met Hazel at the hospital and just days later, I nearly didn't recognize her. The growth that happens in a baby's first year, especially the first few weeks, is incredible! It's hard to imagine that she'll be upright and quite possibly walking by her first birthday! Sigh. Slow down, little lady, is what I'm sure we'll be saying all the year through.What an honor to spend the afternoon with this family as they adjust to life with a little one, less sleep and hearts overflowing with love. Parenthood looks so, so good on you. xo
  • Autumn DIY inspiration with Pencil Events at Hardy Farm

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Denise and I were able to tag-team an adorable inspiration shoot organized by Megan Lord from Pencil Events.  Hardy Farm was the backdrop and such a great venue for this fall-inspired theme.  It was my first time there and I loved the feel of the place.  The wood barn is finished, but the rustic appeal still stands.  The open yet private wooded ceremony area is nestled amongst the trees behind the barn.  Ample lawn surrounds the farm, enough for a dinner reception tent and plenty of lawn games.  Rustic rock walls, white farm fences, and pretty gardens decorate…
  • inspiration: April showers

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Links clockwise from top left: The Inn on Peaks Island; Newburyport, MA;  Saddleback Mountain; Phillips Exeter Academy; New Hampshire Lakes Region; Cape Elizabeth, Maine; Newburyport, MA; New Hampshire Lakes Region
  • life is short, go to Disney

    7 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    For Will's first Christmas, his Cincinnati cousins gave him a stuffed animal Piglet. A longtime fan of (classic) Winnie the Pooh (there is an actual Hundred Acre Woods in England and I've been!), I was delighted when he took so quickly to his new little friend, an instant security blanket.Piglet is a daily fixture (and a popular guest on my personal Instagram feed), accompanying us everywhere and snuggled under Will's arm every night. When I was pregnant with Clara, Piglet was the fill-in for practicing what life as a big brother would be like... swaddling, feeding, buckling the carseat,…
  • happy sunday

    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Canon EOS 1200D

    16 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Canon EOS 1200D is a new DSLR camera for entry-level class. There isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the 1100D. The 1200D offers 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor to capture still image and Full HD 1080p Video recording. It has 3-inch LCD Screen, 100-6400 ISO, 9-Point Autofocus System, 3 fps […]
  • Sony Alpha a7S

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:47 am
    Sony Alpha a7S is a new Mirrorless Digital Camera with 12.2MP Full-Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor ti capture still images quality and 4K video recording. Its the first mirrorless camera from Sony which able to record 4K video. The camera has 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor, XGA 2.36M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder, […]
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a new digital camera with improvements everywhere which announced in February 12, 2014. This camera has 12.8MP High-Sensitivity 1.5″ CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 6 Image Processor to produce high image quality. It also supported by Canon 5x Optical Zoom Lens, 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (35mm Equivalent), 3.0″ 1,040k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen […]
  • Samsung NX Mini

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:49 am
    Samsung NX Mini is a new Mirrorless Digital Camera with small body and offers 20.5MP 1″ BSI CMOS Sensor with 3.0″ 460.8k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD. This camera also equipped with Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, 6 fps RAW Continuous Shooting at 20MP, Extended Sensitivity to ISO 25600, […]
  • Selling Photos Online

    Dphotojournal com
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Revenue in February’14: US$ 6,006.22 Total Photos in portfolio: +/- 8000 photos Total Revenue from Microstock in 2014: US$ 12,141.27 It’s now easier than ever to earn extra money from your images by selling them online via micro stock photography sites such as Shutterstock, Fotolia, Dreamstime and many more (please keep reading to find out […]
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Museo Silver Rag paper

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A semi-gloss coated 300gsm cotton rag paper, archival and OBA free. Tested on our iPF8300 large format printer. Now available in the UK via Canon and Oce.
  • Review - Museo Max 250

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    A matte 250gsm cotton rag paper, archival and OBA free. Includes details of profiling and linearisation for colour and B&W. Now available in the UK via Canon and Oce.
  • Review - Topaz DeNoise Plugin

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    A plugin that addresses noise in images and gives fine control over how you reduce it to acceptable levels.
  • Producing a 3 metre print - from an 11MP image

    13 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    From RAW conversion to final print editing, making a 2m x 3m print, for Innova to display on their stand at 'The Photography Show'. Since it's from an 11MP image, there are quite a few subtleties in the processing that can have a huge impact on final print quality.
  • Calibration and profiling - not the same thing

    9 Mar 2014 | 8:24 am
    Monitor calibration or monitor profiling? I probably know what you mean, but actually they are two different things. A short explanation for the usage of the terms that I try and stick to in reviews and when writing about colour management.
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    Photography Blog

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

    Mark Goldstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 is the first compact system camera to offer 4K video shooting. The exciting GH4 also features a 16 megapixel sensor, 12fps burst shooting, 3 inch swivelling touchscreen, electronic viewfinder, built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity, a weather-proof body, and an extensive ISO range of 100-25600. Read our in-depth Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 review complete with with sample photos, test shots, videos and more... Read the review »
  • Leica T Sample Images

    Mark Goldstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Here are 48 full-size sample images taken with the new Leica T compact system camera and the Vario-Elmar-T 18-56 mm f/3.5–5.6 lens, including the entire ISO range of 100-12500. The Leica T is a premium mirrorless camera with a 16 megapixel sensor and a massive touchscreen display. Read the preview »
  • Leica T Hands-on Photos

    Mark Goldstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:01 am
    Hands-on gallery of photos of the new Leica T compact system camera. Read more and comment »
  • Leica T

    Mark Goldstein
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Leica T is a new mirrorless compact system camera. Read more and comment »
  • ImageRent Launches

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:45 am
    Today at Visual Connections Chicago, PressFoto announced ImageRent, a new service that makes more than three million stock photos available for commercial, editorial or personal use online at a minimal cost. Read more and comment »
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  • The Oldest Living Things in the World

    Mike Rankin
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: What’s old? Is an iPhone 4 old? Sure, just ask any teen. How about Windows XP? That’s decrepit, right? So says Microsoft. How about a Sony Walkman? So ancient that kids can’t even figure out what to do with it. Betty White’s pretty old, but still kicking well past 90. But even Betty is a mere baby compared to the subjects in a new photography book by Rachel Sussman titled appropriately enough, The Oldest Living Things in the World. Sussman spent a decade traveling the world photographing living organisms that are at least 2000 years…
  • Put a Printer in Your Pocket

    Mike Rankin
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:26 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: Combine an Roomba with an inkjet printer, shrink it down to the size of a muffin, and what do you get? Something like the Pocket Printer being developed by ZUtA Labs, and funded on Kickstarter. The tiny device is essentially a wireless printhead on wheels that can turn and drive in any direction, spraying ink as it goes. The Kickstarter campaign runs through May 10, 2014, and right now you can reserve a printer in black or white for a pledge of $200. Expected delivery is January 2015. If this product works as advertised you really will be…
  • Spacefish, the World’s First Flexible Flashgun

    Mike Rankin
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: The Spacefish is an appropriately weird name for a weird-looking new product, now being funded on Kickstarter. This gizmo that looks like something from a sci-fi movie is actually the world’s first flexible flash gun. Its bendable neck allows photographers to easily direct and control light. And you can reserve your own Spacefish now for a pledge of £75 ($125) or more. Check out the video below and for more details. Article Slider image:  Liked This? Read These! Weird and Wacky Holiday Stock Art ’Tis the season for…
  • Adobe Releases Lightroom Mobile for iPad

    Mike Rankin
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 0/5Body: Adobe has released a mobile version of Lightroom for iPad that allows users to edit images and sync them to the desktop version of Lightroom. The app is free to download, but in order to use it you must be a subscriber to one of Adobe’s Creative Cloud plans. Also, the app is currently only available for iPads running iOS 7. Adobe has announced plans for an Android version of Lightroom Mobile, but set no date for its availability. Basic features include • Edit RAW images • Edit images from iPad camera roll • Sync mobile edits,…
  • Comic Neue: Comic Sans Reborn!

    Mike Rankin
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Authors: Mike RankinRating: 1.9/5Body: We’ve had our fun with poor old Comic Sans over the years, with excerpts from books like Thou Shall Not Use Comic Sans, referring to it as “Public Enemy Number One” in an InDesign Magazine article on “Bad” Fonts, and offering a rundown of the tongue-in-cheek Defenders of Comic Sans. But thanks to one designer, Comic Sans may just be an ugly duckling that is now turning into a swan. And by “swan” I mean a font that you might actually want to use in professional work. Comic Neue is the brainchild of Craig Rozynski, an…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Daring Greatly to Unlock Your Creativity with Brené Brown on #cjLIVE [Wed, April 9 @ 10am PT/1pm ET]

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    REMINDER: this show is TODAY Wed, April 9, at 10am Seattle time (1pm NYC, 18:00 London) and is broadcast LIVE at Tune in, join the global internet audience + live Q&A w/ Brene, or just in by to say hey. Details below! __ I can say with clarity that the most defining moments of creative/professional success for me have required overtly pouring my most honest, imperfect, afraid, guts-and-all parts of myself into my work. In short – those successes were built on vulnerability – on being real. They were built on daring greatly. What do the…
  • Hands-on with My Favorite Still Photography Camera

    2 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    Hello camera geeks, gearheads and… well… those of you who just want the best tools for your trade. You heard right, I’m back with another unboxing, this time of the hotly anticipated Nikon D4s — generously sent to me to by my friends at DPReview for a hands-on first impression, and it’s available from my homies/gear partners at Adorama. So here goes… First impressions: that familiar Nikon gold box looks pretty much like all the Nikon boxes I remember, going all the way back to the F5 (that was a film SLR – remember those?). In fact, the only time I can remember Nikon…
  • The KEY Characteristic Shared by All The Most Creative People I Know — And It Can Be Yours Too

    25 Mar 2014 | 11:20 am
    I’m a huge believer in making art for art’s sake. Taking photos that no one is going to pay you for. Shooting films that aren’t commissioned or funded. Writing words that the world may never read. I’ve said before that doing and making always trumps talking about it, but there’s also a difference between the doing and making that pays the bills and the doing and making that brings joy, that hones craft, lights creative fires, and that brings meaning to your life. This is personal work. This is creating simply for the act of creating. For some, that creative work…
  • Essential Photo & Video Gear Review — My Detailed, Piece-by-Piece, Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Gear Breakdown

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    I skip 99% of the gear gabbing you’ll find on other photography sites, primarily because I’m more interested in the creative side but also because so many other sites already do it really well. I make the occasional exception, like when a new toy falls into my hands before anyone else, or when I feel some industry hype building around an imminent release that needs to be tempered with some realistic expectations. I did this popular review of my entire kit and how to pack it for travel…um…but that was 6 YEARS AGO. So as you might imagine, a lot has changed. Between that…
  • Creatives, Geeks, Freaks & Voyeurs of the World — Join Me LIVE from SXSW!

    7 Mar 2014 | 8:37 am
    UPDATE: this is TODAY! starting at 9am SEA time (11am Austin, 12noon NYC, 17:00 London) you can join into the conversation with your truly + the most creative minds from photo, design, tech & music. If I do my job right, you’ll get more insight in a weekend than at a semester of any college – all from people who have found success. LIVE at Ask questions all day at #UberLIVE or @chasejarvis. —– Certainly you’re in the know of famed South-By-Southwest (aka SXSW) – that two weeks every year where the creative, film, music &…
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    Camera Labs

  • Sony Alpha A6000 - mid range mirrorless with great action capabilities!

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sony's Alpha A6000 is a new mid-range mirrorless camera which replaces the NEX-6. It keeps the same body shape, featuring a built-in flash, hotshoe / accessory port, viewfinder and 3in tilting screen, but upgrades the resolution to 24 Megapixels, increases the number of embedded phase-detect AF points, complements the Wifi with NFC, and tweaks the control layout. It's an impressive spec but as always up against tough competition from the likes of the Olympus OMD EM10 on the mirrorless side and the Nikon D5300 representing traditional DSLRs. Find out which is the right camera for you in my…
  • Canon PowerShot SX700 HS review - top-end 30x pocket super-zoom!

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The PowerShot SX700 HS is Canon’s flagship pocket super-zoom for 2014. Successor to last year’s SX280 HS, the new model squeezes in a longer 30x optical zoom into its compact body, along with a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 3in / 920k dot screen, 1080 / 60p movies, full manual control and built-in Wifi with NFC. It’s up against tough rivals with Panasonic’s Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 and Sony’s Cyber-shot HX50V / HX60V both offering 30x zooms in compact bodies, so to help you choose I’ve tested all three side-by-side! Find out which will be best for you in my Canon SX700 HS review!
  • Sigma 24-105mm f4 ART - can it compete with Canon and Nikon?

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Sigma's 24-105mm f4 Art is a new general-purpose zoom lens, available in Canon, Nikon, Sony A and Sigma fits. Mounted on a full-frame camera it delivers an ideal walkaround range from wide angle to short telephoto, or it's equally at home on cropped-bodies where it'll deliver coverage equivalent to 36-158mm. Of course it's up against tough competition from the camera manufacturers themselves who all offer similar or even identical ranges. Find out if it's a serious rival in our Sigma 24-105mm f4 review!
  • Canon PowerShot SX600 HS review - affordable 18x pocket superzoom!

    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Canon’s PowerShot SX600 HS is an affordable pocket super-zoom with an 18x lens range and a 16 Megapixel sensor. It can shoot 1080p30 HD video, has built-in Wifi with NFC and can tag images with GPS data logged from your smartphone. Canon’s 2014 line-up contains no shortage of super-zooms with three compact models and three larger ones. Find out where the SX600 HS fits into the range and whether it’s the model for you in our Canon SX600 HS review!
  • Olympus TOUGH TG2 review - very capable waterproof compact!

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:50 pm
    The Olympus TOUGH TG2 is designed to handle rough conditions: it's water-proof to 15 Meters, shock-proof to 2.1 Meters, crush-proof to 100Kgf and freeze-proof to -10C. It packs a 25-100mm equivalent zoom with a bright lens that starts at f2 allowing the TG2 to deploy lower ISOs than most rivals under the same conditions. It also features built-in GPS and supports optional lens converters to widen or tighten the view. Find out how it compares to the Nikon AW1 and Panasonic Lumix FT5 / TS5 both above and below the water in our Olympus TOUGH TG2 review!
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  • Neúplný výhled / Incomplete view

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jedno neobvyklé zákoutí k focení s pěkným přírodním zarámováním. One unusual viewpoint for shoot with a nice natural frame.
  • Po rozbřesku / After daybreak

    5 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Do zad se mi opírá chlad z lesa, do tváře první paprsky slunce.Stojím na ostrohu nad lesem, nad mlhou, příroda dole předvádí divadlo jen pro moje oči.Nedýchám.Slunce se zastavilo a vteřina trvá už skoro celou věčnost... I feel cold on my back from the forest, in the face hot of the first Sun rays.Standing on the peak above the forest, above the mist, and nature below plays its shows just for my eyes.I can´t breathe.Sun stopped and a second is long as eternity... I see pain I see need I see lies and thieves Abused power with greed I had hope I believed But I'm beginning to…
  • Nad náhonem / Above the ditch

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Večer na Rousínovském potoce...trochu historie, trochu romantiky, techniky i dynamiky.Myslím, že tento náhon nebyl nikdy funkční. Dnes je z rousínovského mlýna penzion. Evening at stream above Rousinov village. Marks of history, romantical, technical and dynamical marks too.
  • Větrný mlýn Světlík / Wind mill Svetlik

    22 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Z vesnice na břehu rybníku Světlíku zůstalo po válce jen několik chalup a tento větrný mlýn, jedinný holandského typu u nás. Starší barevný snímek větrného mlýna. Wind mill stands with another old few buildings at the banks of Svetlik pond, near Krasna Lipa town. Before the Second world war here lived in small village more than two hundreds people. Older colorful photo of the mill.
  • Úplněk nad vyhlídkou / The Full moon above view point

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Poslední diváci odešli, je chvilka na něco fotografování. The last visitors left, so its the time for taking photos.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Prague and Vienna

    Drew Gurian
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:59 am
    This past week on the Charles Bridge in Prague, I touched this image, below the statue of St. John Nepomuk. They say, if you touch this icon, you will return to Prague. I certainly hope so. Just came back home from what has been a non-stop airplane fueled whirlygig of a travel sked that started in early February. Thankfully, we closed on a high note, with Annie along, and a workshop week in two of the most beautiful cities on earth, Vienna and Prague. It’s always a thrill to teach with Annie, as, even apart from her company, she remains a wonderfully informed, kind and patient teacher.
  • New Lastolite Shapers

    Joe McNally
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:05 am
    The folks at Lastolite are pretty cool, especially their chief designer, Gary Astill. Cool, in the sense they are receptive to ideas, which is a somewhat tough quality to find in a manufacturer in the photo industry. Listen to a photographer??!! Whaddaya crazy? They’re all a buncha wackjobs! Point taken. We do dream up some hairbrained schemes now and then, passionate, reckless creatures that we are. But, when you work in the field for a long time, experience all sorts of adversity, attempt to use malfunctioning gizmos that were supposed to work and make life easier, and try reading bad…
  • Cuban Windows

    Joe McNally
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    Dancer by a window, Havana…… Nikon DF camera, 1/25th sec; f4; ISO 400; 24-120mm lens. Cuban Cowboy, by a farmhouse window….Nikon DF camera; 1/50th sec; f3.5; ISO 100; 28mm f1.4 lens.
  • St Lucia in September!

    Drew Gurian
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Heading to St. Lucia again, and the Anse Chastenet/Jade Mountain Resort to teach advanced lighting techniques, and all manner of post production wizardry, courtesy of my good friend and co-instructor, RC Concepcion. We start with an introductory dinner and then, beginning Monday morning, run for five straight days of working with light in one of the most beautiful places on earth. We build in time to relax and explore as well. Here’s a link to the workshop schedule, and all the day to day events, types of rooms, rates, etc. It’s one of my favorite places on earth, so much so, the…
  • GPP.. Through the Eyes of the Lost Boys

    Drew Gurian
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    Cali and Jon here from the studio.. With another amazing GPP event looming in Singapore, Joe asked us younger shooters in the studio to comment on what the annual workshop has meant to us. (Cali) The crew has recently arrived back to the ranch after a lengthy, yet thrilling month and a half on the road.  I mentioned the crew’s return home, however, Joe’s schedule continued him onward to the marvelous city of Havana, Cuba.  At the end of each year, we look back at the previous 12 months and laugh about the crazed schedule endured by all.  It’s only nearing the beginning of…
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Snapping Cat Podcast April 2014

    2 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Your hosts are photographers Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater. This podcast was recorded in the Catskills located in New York State. Snapping Cat Podcast April 2014   Companies and Individuals Mentioned in this Podcast include: OlloClip/Schneider/Nikon/Canon/Olympus/Epson/Trojan/Ztylus/iZZi Gadgets/Adobe/Bell & Howell/Fujifilm//Elmo Company/PhotoWizard/Photojojo/ReadyCase/Sony/Peterson’s/Apple/Vivid HDR/Jack Davis/Robin Saganoff Contact: Sponsored by and and
  • Gadgets:: Jawbone ERA headset lightweight, fits great

    14 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Jawbone’s new ERA Bluetooth headset has to be one of the lightest available and works flawlessly right out of the box. The internal Lithium-ion battery will give you about 4 hours of use for calls, music, podcasts or hands-free smartphone commands. It charges with a microUSB connection or can be purchased with a charging case to double the amount of talk time.Overall, the performance was great on both ends of the phone calls I made to test it. Using Siri on my iPhone was no problem using the ERA’s multi-function button. Callers heard me loud…
  • Lack of Customer service: add JBL Harman to the growing list

    14 Mar 2014 | 9:46 am
    Gearing up for what is my yearly “lack of customer service” column. I have several solid entries with the list growing. I’ve added JBL / Harman to the list; Email one (JBL) who says to email the other ( PR) who says to email the first (JBL). That technology endless “don’t bother me” circle, which frustrates me and many others. Any others, suggestions or problem companies I should look at? email me directly
  • Gadgets:: Get the perfect panoramic with Motrr Galileo

    26 Feb 2014 | 3:59 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN— The Motrr Galileo is an iPhone dock designed for taking perfect 360-degree panoramic images. It’s available for Apple iOS devices in a Bluetooth ($149.95) model and 30-pin dock connection ($99.95). The Bluetooth is listed to work with the iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 4/4S and iPod Touch (5th generation). The 30- pin Galileo is for the iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation). Both work with many photography apps, all listed on the Motrr site ( ). It’s updated as new apps become available but there are…
  • Gadgets:: When it comes to USB why have 2 when you can have 4?

    18 Feb 2014 | 2:17 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN— If two is good, four has to be better for most families when it comes to accessible USB charging ports. Leviton’s four-port device fits exactly to replace an existing AC wall plug/box, substituting the pair of standard plugs with the four USB ports. Its design allows you to plug in your own charging cables for 4.2 amps of power, which is controlled by a microprocessor to accommodate up to four high-powered devices simultaneously. This can include smartphones, tablets, gaming units and digital cameras regardless of the manufacturer. The only…
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  • Breathtaking Surreal Photographs Taken With A $50 Camera (And 100 Ton Of Talent)

    Udi Tirosh
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:44 am
    If you thought that it takes the last word in gear to create incredible work, think Again. Ukrainian artist, Oleg Oprisco uses a $50 Kiev 6C and a strong vision to create photographs like you’ve never seen before. Oleg was born in a the small town of Lviv. He spent some time as a developer [...] The post Breathtaking Surreal Photographs Taken With A $50 Camera (And 100 Ton Of Talent) appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Follow Your Passion: Clark Little on Shooting Waves

    Udi Tirosh
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Wave photographer is probably not a common title, but Clark Little is just that a Wave photographer. The video above is yet a perfect example on how following one’s passion can lead to greatness. It is also a story about one event can change a photographer’s path completely. For Clark it was a UK magazine [...] The post Follow Your Passion: Clark Little on Shooting Waves appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Can Models Suffer From Fear Public Speaking? Apparently Yes

    Guest Author
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Like so many, I desperately fear public speaking. I physically shake and mentally crumble. I’ve always been a better writer than a speaker with so much to say and no way to say it. So when The Photography Show approached me last October asking if I’d like to talk about my precious Dreamcatcher Project to [...] The post Can Models Suffer From Fear Public Speaking? Apparently Yes appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Stock Photography or Just Awesome Family Photos?

    JP Danko
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    One of the things that I love about creating stock photography is that it gives me an incentive to create very artistic and polished photographs of my own family. I have been shooting for Stocksy for nearly a year now, and a sizable portion of my portfolio are photos of family members – to steal [...] The post Stock Photography or Just Awesome Family Photos? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Tour Manager for Three Days Grace Speaks Out On Concert Photography

    Maaz Khan
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    Two days ago, controversy was bred after a clash over social media between photographer Rohan Anderson and the pop-punk band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus; the band began a crusade of defamation against Rohan after being called out for posting his picture up without permission or credit. In return, Rohan sparked a wave of protest from the [...] The post Tour Manager for Three Days Grace Speaks Out On Concert Photography appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Samsung NX30 Review

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    Samsung NX30 Review Samsung’s NX system is a bit of an oddball in the mirrorless market. It’s the second oldest of the compact ILC systems and has a pretty balanced selection of good lenses (if only a few of them), yet has failed to gain the traction of its competitors like Micro Four Thirds, Sony, and Fuji. With the NX30, its newest flagship, Samsung hopes to change some of that. But at a price of $999 and some stiff competition, is it enough? Disclaimer: As usual, this review is written from a real-world usage perspective after having spent some time with the NX30 and a couple…
  • Featured: 'India visit with EPL5 and Panasonic 14mm' by ivoire

    3 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
    A few from India 2 at sunset by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120105 by 2Deye, on Flickr Coracle2 by 2Deye, on Flickr gamers2 by 2Deye, on Flickr ironing done here by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120242 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120250 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120309 by 2Deye, on Flickr P2120540 by 2Deye, on Flickr
  • Canon G1 X Mark II Announced and Looks Amazing

    Amin Sabet
    12 Feb 2014 | 8:57 am
    This is as psyched as I have been about a camera announcement in a long time. Canon today announced the Powershot G1 X Mark II: Key points: -Significantly smaller size than G1 X -Omission of the lousy optical viewfinder -Inclusion of optional XGA electronic viewfinder ($299) -Flip-twist rear display changed to flip only rear display -Multi-aspect ratio sensor (maintains diagonal angle of view corresponding to 1.92X crop factor at 3:2 and 4:3 aspect ratios) -New lens is 24-120mm f/2-3.9 (over a stop faster than G1 X lens) -Dual lens rings (can control aperture, focus, etc) -5cm minimum focus…
  • What in the World? Sigma dp Quattro!

    Amin Sabet
    11 Feb 2014 | 8:07 am
    More information:
  • Featured: 'Streets of La Paz, Bolivia (Life at Altitude)' by Luckypenguin

    8 Feb 2014 | 8:27 pm
    As part of my travels last year I spent about four days in the Bolivian capital of La Paz which lies in the Andes at an (average) altitude of 3600m ASL. It was a chance to stop for a bit, relax and explore. Well, as relaxing as walking up and down steep streets at that altitude can be. The last time that I travelled overseas like this was to the Middle East in 2010 when I had a Canon 50D DSLR and a little Ricoh CX1 compact, and I had neither the experience nor the ability to try any genuine street photography and capture some of the local life that is a big part of the experience of travel.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Vanishing Point and Blend Modes – Episode 378

    Aaron Westgate
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    In the season finale, Corey and Pete talk about their classes at the PhotoshopWorld Conference. Corey shares a tutorial about playing with vanishing point for 2D images and Pete has a tip for Photoshop beginners about using blend modes. PhotoshopWorld Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 Macphun - Intensify This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 378 is now playing! Download Episode 378 (In order to download this file…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Combining and Burning Tricks – Episode 377

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    KelbyOne’s resident “Photoshop Guys”, Pete Collins and Corey Barker, come back to PhotoshopUser TV with new ideas to amplify your Photoshop skills. Corey displays how to combine 2D and 3D Channel tricks for Photoshop use. Pete showcases a new use for the selecting and burning tools to make your images pop. PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 377 is now playing! Download Episode 377 (In order to download this…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Brushes and Spatter Effects – Episode 376

    Aaron Westgate
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:37 am
    Pete talks about Brush charting. Corey has a tip on doing a spatter brush effect. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 376 is now playing! Download Episode 376 (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.)
  • PhotoshopUserTV: Pen Tool and 3D Swirl Trick – Episode 375

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    Only on KelbyOne, Pete Collins and Corey Barker showcases the Pen Tool use for aeronautical photography and a really amazing 3D Swirl Trick. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 375 is now playing! Download Episode 375 (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.)
  • PhotoshopUserTV: Illustrated Effect and Magic Wand Tool – Episode 374

    Aaron Westgate
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:27 am
    Corey has a quick and easy tutorial from his new book that takes a photo and applies an illustrated effect using a grain texture filter and blending modes. Pete has a tutorial on using the Magic Wand tool and its options to make some creative grungy selections. Corey's new book - Down and Dirty Tricks for Designers 2 PhotoshopWorld PeachPit book deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 374 is now playing! Download Episode 374 (In order to download this file…
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    Image Sensors World

  • Forza Silicon Presents 100+MP 60fps Camera Platform

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Forza Silicon introduces the Forza 100+ MP CAM Platform featuring a customizable CMOS image sensor operating at 60fps and supporting multiple camera resolutions­. The dual-mode camera operates in B&W or color and has a proprietary onboard image processor. It can be configured to capture image sequences at resolutions approaching 200MP while maintaining 60fps speed. The modular platform includes a high resolution, visible CMOS image sensor module and camera reference design that can be customized to allow for fast integration into multiple camera hardware designs and applications.
  • Brandywine Photonics Shows 1st Picture from its Deeply Depleted BSI Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    Brandywine Photonics got first images from its FBX-640×512 BSI CMOS sensor with deep depletion, specifically designed for hyperspectral imaging with enhanced NIR sensitivity. The QE, dark noise, and frame rate numbers will be reported later. The sensor was first announced in May 2013 as being in the fab.
  • Invisage Announces $18M Funding Round, Sensor Sampling

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Marketwired: InVisage announces $18M round of funding bringing the total amount that it has raised since its creation to more than $100M. Investors include GGV Capital, Nokia Growth Partners, RockPort Capital, InterWest Partners, Intel Capital and OnPoint Technologies. The additional funding enables InVisage to scale manufacturing capacity from its initial pilot production line to support high volume customers and further its mission to mass produce fast, thin, high performance cameras in ultra-small form-factors.InVisage also expands its leadership team with two new additions: Ephraim Kwok…
  • Lytro Illum Features 40 Megaray Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Lytro announces its second generation lightfield camera having DSLR look and featuring a new, custom-designed 40 Megaray image sensor (vs 11 Megaray in the 1st generation). As with the 1st Lytro generation, the number of pixels in the final image has not been disclosed.Lytro Illum sensorVenture Beat publishes a video interview with Lytro Founder Ren Ng explaining the features of the new camera:DPReview publishes a Q&A session with Lytro CEO Jason Rosenthal and Ren Ng. Few quotes:Q: "What's new about the sensor? It's listed at 40 megarays, but how would you explain that in terms that are…
  • ZTE Flagship Phone Features Aptina Clarity+ Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Aptina reports that ZTE Star 1 smartphone features the company's Clarity+ color filter technology.
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Lightroom Q&A: Snapshots Vs. Virtual Copies (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A common question I get is what the difference between Lightroom’s Snapshots and Virtual Copies. While you could use them interchangeably in some ways, they really have two separate uses. Here goes: What’s a Snapshot? Think of a snapshot as something you’d use when editing a photo and you have a few different paths, editing ideas, or effects you want to try on the photo. It’d be silly to keep hitting the reset button and start over again each time. And if you found a good point where you liked how the photo looked, but wanted to try something difference just in case,…
  • Super-Fast Browsing in onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:04 am
    Anyone that’s ever been to one of my smaller workshops or editing photos next to me knows that, while I do most of my work in Lightroom, I usually look at my photos in Photo Mechanic first. Why? Mainly because Photo Mechanic is lightning fast at showing you your thumbnails and even higher quality photos than Lightroom. Now, I don’t do this all the time. When I have a few extra minutes, it’s actually much easier to import in to Lightroom and choose the Standard Previews option. As long as I give it a few minutes before looking through my photos, I can browse through them…
  • Lightroom Mobile Tip: Selecting A Photo To Represent the Collection (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    Lightroom Mobile launched last week to a huge welcoming crowd at Photoshop World. Since then I’ve heard a lot of great feedback on it and I’m hopeful to see where things go in the future. Anyway, I had a cool tip to share that one of the blog readers (Brian) asked about last week. See, Lightroom Mobile uses collections on the iPad. When you’re looking at all of your collections though, you’re only going to see one photo that represents the collection. But sometimes that photo (that Lightroom chooses automatically) may not be a good representation of the collection for…
  • Your First Tutorial/Look On Lightroom Mobile (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    Well, it’s here. There’s been a lot of talk over Lightroom Mobile since Photoshop World Vegas 2013 (when Adobe first gave everyone a sneak peak). Now it’s here and I wanted to put together a quick tutorial for you. Also, don’t forget that I did a full Learning Center with 8 videos over at KelbyOne and if you’re a subscriber, those videos are always in the subscriber area for you to check out. 1. Getting Lightroom Mobile Up and Running First, you’ll need to download and install the app on your iPad. Here’s the link. Then you’ll need to update…
  • Converting To DNG After Importing To Lightroom (Matt Kloskowski)
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:01 pm
    First off I just wanted to give a HUGE thanks to everyone that came out to my seminars this week in Indianapolis and Columbus, OH. I had two awesome crowds and, while I’m really happy to be on my way home, I had a blast getting to meet everyone who came out. Anyway, I’m on the plane back, and had some time to think about common questions I get. One of those questions is about converting to DNG and whether or not it’s possible to convert to it after you do your Lightroom import. See, the Import dialog has a Copy as DNG option in it. But what if you’re just adding photos…
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  • SXSW 2014: First you have to get the gear there!

    Damon Webster
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]
  • Adobe Lightroom Launches on iPad – Is it ready for takeoff?

    Damon Webster
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    It’s part of the new Holy Grail: How can I work with my images on my faster, stronger, better iPad. I spent hours at the Apple store trying to figure this out. All the apps, all of the dongles, all of the workarounds to maintain a similar workflow with an iPad were possible but clunky. […]
  • SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

    Damon Webster
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]
  • Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

    Damon Webster
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Nikon continues developing its Nikon 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, with the addition of the V3. Sporting a 12,800 ISO at the top end, 20 frames per second, a new hyper auto-focus, and full 1080/60p HD video functionality, this cold be the only camera your family may need. The all important wi-fi is now built-in, […]
  • Nikon & Black Rapid enter into a partnership w/ 2 New Straps

    Damon Webster
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:49 am
    It’s not often that Nikon partners up. With the wide acceptance of the Black Rapid strap as the gear of choice for a lot of workers,now you can show your yellow and black colors proudly, while saving your neck and shoulders. These new designs will fit the Heavier DSLRS as well as a modified version […]
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  • Daftar Lensa Portrait Canon
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    Mempelajari Foto portrait(wajah) erat kaitannya dengan mempelajari kemampuan lensa yang mampu melakukan tugas spesifik tersebut, karena tidak semua jenis lensa dapat menghasilkan foto portrait yang baik. Spesifikasi lensa yang dibutuhkan adalah sebagai berikut : Memiliki Bukaan aperture yang lebar (nilai kecil) Sangat penting untuk memiliki lensa dengan bukaan aperture terlebar (ex. f/1.4) karena akan mampu memburamkan background dan memfokuskan subjek. Background yang buram akan mampu menonjolkan subjek. Keburaman background juga disebut dengan bokeh, baca: mendapatkan bokeh yang…
  • Mendapatkan foto landscape yang berkualitas
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    Ilmu tentang fotografi landscape memang sangat kompleks sehingga memerlukan banyak waktu untuk mempelajarinya, baik mempelajari dengan cara membaca/melihat berbagai literatur maupun banyak praktek untuk mempertajam intuisi. Menguasai beberapa teknik dasar tentunya tidaklah sulit, namun sangat powerful menghasilkan gambar yang menarik. Beberapa tips dan trik foto landscape tersebut adalah sebagai berikut : Gunakan garis pemandu mata menuju subjek utama Komposisi landscape akan tampil sangat kuat jika kita menggunakan elemen untuk memandu mata menuju subjek. Teknik ini disebut dengan leading…
  • Negative space dalam fotografi
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Negatif Space adalah area disekitar dan diantara Subjek dalam suatu gambar. Sedangkan subjek utama disebut dengan positive Space. Gunakan negative Space untuk memperkuat bentuk dan ukuran dengan lebih efektif serta menghasilkan gambar dengan komposisi yang baik. Negative Space merujuk pada ruang kosong/white space, yakni konsep yang telah lama digunakan dalam dunia seni, desain, arsitektur dan seni sejak dahulu kala. Negative Space sangat berguna dalam dunia fotografi dan dapat mengubah foto sederhana menjadi foto penuh makna. Pengetahuan tentang negative space mungkin hanya dimengerti oleh…
  • Mengenal Shutter Speed dalam dunia Fotografi
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
    shutter speed cepat Shutter Speed adalah kecepatan bukaan rana yang dapat mempengaruhi pencahayaan yang sempurna, mengontrol blur, dan membuat efek yang menarik. Salah satu hal yang sangat penting dikuasai seorang fotografer adalah shutter Speed yang merupakan salah satu dari tiga elemen segitiga eksposur. Tepat didepan sensor kamera terdapat tirai yang disebut shutter/rana. Ketika kita memotret maka rana akan menutup dan membuka. Shutter speed lambat berarti rana akan terbuka lebih lama(cahaya masuk lebih banyak) dan shutter speed cepat berarti rana akan terbuka lebih cepat(cahaya masuk ke…
  • Mengenal Aperture
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:08 pm
    pengaturan aperture Aperture secara sederhana bisa diartikan bukaan lensa yang mempengaruhi jumlah cahaya yang masuk ke Sensor. Nilai aperture yang kita pilih akan menentukan bukaan seberapa kecil atau besarnya bukaan lensa. Semakin besar bukaan lensa maka semakin besar pula cahaya yang masuk, dan sebaliknya semakin sempit bukaan lensa maka semakin sedikit cahaya yang masuk. Satuan aperture adalah f-stop, misalnya f/2.8, f/5, f/8, f/22 dan lain-lain. Pengaturan aperture sangat bergantung pula dengan pengaturan Shutter Speed dan ISO, seperti yang dijaelaskan dalam artikel mengenal segitiga…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • 72-Hour Flash Sale at Mary & Martha!

    Dawn Camp
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    There’s a 72-hour flash sale at my Mary & Martha store from Thursday at 8 a.m. PST through Monday at 8 a.m. PST. Items tend to sell out during these sales so I wouldn’t wait too long to order if you’re interested. I’ll update this post if anything sells out; it’s possible that a replacement item would be offered. Grace & Gratitude Apron: Coordinating with the Grace & Gratitude collection, this pretty ruffled apron has rows of colorful prints with the theme verse and the message, A grateful soul is truly blessed, scrolled just under the waist band.
  • Throwback Thursday Stories: (in)RL #tbt

    Dawn Camp
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Saturday is the day for this year’s (in)RL conference! My house is in the middle of the I’m-about-to-have-company whirlwind; I even repainted a bathroom. {Do you nest like a woman in her 9th month of pregnancy when you invite company to your home?} I love this shot from (in)RL here last year. I set up a photo booth and props and we took silly photos. There’s nothing like a pair of fake glasses and a felt mustache to lighten the mood and bring on the smiles! Will you host or attend an (in)RL event this year? I’m linking up with my friend Jessica today for Throwback…
  • Happy Easter from My Family to Yours!

    Dawn Camp
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Happy Easter from My Family to Yours! is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home Sweet Home | All rights reserved
  • less of me, more of Him

    Dawn Camp
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    This Easter week I’ve pondered how much simpler and fuller my life would be if I focused less on me and more on Him. I stopped to shop for a new Easter dress for myself, then remembered I’m two days behind on my seven day Bible plan, which covers the final chapters of each of the four gospels. Last year I spent the weeks leading up to Easter re-reading all of the gospels (if you want to feel more intimately connected to Jesus Christ, I highly recommend it; although I’m always aware of his wisdom, I was reminded of his wit and his humanity) and this year I seem to be too busy…
  • Throwback Thursday: Classic Easter Photo

    Dawn Camp
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This 2005 Easter morning photo is a classic representation of motherhood, even though I’m not in it: mom plans the children’s clothing in meticulous detail—matching shoes and hairbands, coordinated outfits, nothing but the best—and just wants one photo to commemorate her efforts. {You moms know that I probably wore an old, un-ironed dress and didn’t have time to fix my own hair. This remains undocumented, because I’m not in any of the photos.} The kids want no part of it—too young to understand mom’s tireless efforts—except for the oldest (and you can…
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    Yanik's Photo School

  • My New Zealand Photographic Adventure!

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Well, I just got back from an amazing trip through New Zealand and for everyone out there, I suggest you add it to your bucket list! It’s visually stunning with immense natural diversity to make any photographer fall in awe. Here’s the gear we left with: DJI Phantom 2 drone 2 x GoPro Hero 3 2 x iPhone 5S 1 x iPhone 4S Nikon D800 Nikon D7100 2 x Nikon SB-800s The tricky part was to fit the Phantom 2 in a carry-on but once that problem was solved, we were golden. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show! And check out Martin’s version as well HERE ON FACEBOOK.   How to easily…
  • Overview of 4 Panasonic Lumix Cameras

    29 Oct 2013 | 5:16 am
    Panasonic Lumix cameras – 4 great models  The Panasonic Lumix camera series has been helping photographers take stunning pictures ever since its launch 12 years ago. These cameras come in an impressive range of models to suit every need from sleek point and shoot designs to the more sophisticated G series. Here’s a rundown of 4 Lumix models that punch above their weight. Panasonic Lumix G3 Although it came out in 2011, The G3 remains a hugely popular model. It has a winning combination of compact camera features paired with sophisticated styling. The stand out features that make the…
  • Snapshot: A Few Tips to Taking Great iPhone Photos

    22 May 2013 | 4:05 am
    The photographic capabilities of the iPhone are unparalleled. With a variety of apps available to tweak photos and add filters, the ability to capture amazing shots in now literally in the hands of each and every iPhone user. Our mobiles travel everywhere we do, presenting us with the chance to take incredible photos whenever the opportunity arrives. Sometimes it’s hard to get the right shot. Of course, a little information goes a long way, and there are a number of approaches we can take to improve our iPhone photos without having to enrol on a photography course. Some methods are reliant…
  • 5 Great Tips to get your iPhoneography to the Next Level

    12 Mar 2013 | 4:41 am
    It’s time for another great guest post here on YPS! I met Guy Yang through Udemy where most of my video tutorials are featured in a course. There are tons of awesome courses there (I’ve taken quite a few) and Guy’s course on iPhoneography is no exception! Like me, Guy genuinely wants to improve your photography skills and his area of expertise is iPhoneography. I met Guy and watched a few of his tutorials and I can tell you that he has some serious skillz! You can check out his complete and very professional  iPhoneography course RIGHT HERE!
  • BLOW UP! Advanced Photo Techniques for Large Prints

    31 Jan 2013 | 4:52 am
    You’ve entered the sleek, simple, and dramatic of an oversized photograph as the central design feature in a room. You see this motif everywhere, from fashion and interior design magazines to retail settings. At once, the large photo/minimalist room evokes drama, and sometimes mystery or suspense. Done well, it creates a mood that only a few interior designers can match by other means and modernists, bohemians, and creatives everywhere enjoy. Who can say why, exactly? There is something so appealing between the contrast of a minimalism of a wall and the expressive punch of an…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Jon and Rachel’s Montecito, Nuvali Wedding

    7 Apr 2014 | 6:08 pm
    I think it was Jojit, their coordinator, who said that it’s interesting how Jon looks different in photos with Rachel, more carefree and happy, and I get that. We first met them over lunch in Greenbelt, and Jon struck me as someone quiet and serious. But seeing their travel photos and actually taking pictures of them together, it’s amazing how he lightens up so much around her. Rachel’s so full of life, and she really just lights up every room she’s in. And in a way, I think Jon keeps Rachel centered and grounded. They complement each other so beautifully. These crazy…
  • Nicco and Erica’s Tagaytay Wedding

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    We remember every single wedding we’ve ever shot. We can tell you our favorite photos from each one, what the weather was like that day, maybe some funny parts, small things about the couple that stood out, and the moments that touched us and/or made me cry. For people with admittedly very bad memory, I like to think of that as some sort of accomplishment. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for almost six years now. That’s hundreds of couples. Hundreds of loves. We hold on to these stories dearly. And I love how so many stories of love intersect with ours. Nicco and…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Coron Engagement Shoot

    19 Mar 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Marc and Alicia got married last weekend. It was all sorts of lovely, and I can’t wait to blog about it (along with many other weddings that I’ll hopefully get around to blogging soon). But for now, I want to share their engagement session last month, shot in Coron, Palawan. It was Jeff’s and my first time there, and it was so much more beautiful than I had imagined, it took my breath away. Jesy Alto did Alicia’s makeup, and Chris Rodil did their hair, and the trip and shoot were doubly fun because of the wonderful company. Marc got us a boat for the shoot, and I was…
  • Photographs as Proof

    25 Feb 2014 | 2:24 am
    I shared an old black and white photo on Instagram earlier, and it’s been at the back of my mind all day since. I first saw this photograph 2-3 years ago. My heart still breaks each time I see it. It’s by Duane Michals, taken back in 1974. Below it, he wrote: “This photograph is my proof. There was that afternoon, when things were still good between us, and she embraced me, and we were so happy. It had happened. She did love me. Look, see for yourself!” It’s almost ironic how such a sad photo can be so inspiring for us, especially since we’re wedding…
  • Kicking Off 2014

    29 Jan 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Wedding season has been nothing short of wonderful for me and Jeff. I’ve been on an incredible high through most of it, really. We hit the ground running this year, and we’re both so psyched and looking forward to the rest of it. I couldn’t let this month end without sharing a bit of what we’ve been up to lately. I’m missing this blog something fierce. Here’s enough love to fill your weekend cup to overflowing. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did taking them. ♥
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  • Davies Pond – Long Exposure

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:26 am
    Headed out to Davies Pond around 8pm to make a few long exposure pictures. This was my favorite one of the night. Looking at my exif data in Lightroom I realized I never reset my clock when the time changed this spring. I always forget about one.The post Davies Pond – Long Exposure appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Lucia

    11 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Meet Lucia! My brothers’ new puppy.The post Lucia appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Goose in the Woods

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    A goose in the woods near me. I liked the light on this guy.The post Goose in the Woods appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Local Creek

    8 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    A creek near me that will more than likely look quite different in a few months. Landscapes are much easier to explore in the winter but infinitely better looking in the warmer months! The downside here is that everything appears to be the same color. Converting this picture to b&w seems to have separated some […]The post Local Creek appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • …and Yet Another Snow Event!

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:09 am
    I’m starting to believe winter is not going to end anytime soon. This time the snow was heart attack snow. Very wet. And very heavy. The weight of the snow was too heavy for one of the branches on one of the trees in the front yard. Also too much for one of the trees in […]The post …and Yet Another Snow Event! appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Lighting For Real Estate Photography Turns 26!!!

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    It’s been just over 2 years (26 months to be exact) since Scott Hargis and Malia Campbell released the Light For Real Estate Photography Video Series. As Scott points out in the post on his blog on this subject, “it has become the benchmark for learning to light interiors for photographers all over the world.” […]
  • What Are Real Estate Photography RCMA Operators Doing To Protect Against Risk?

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Matti in Michigan  raises the question about what other real estate photography/videography RCMA operators are doing to protect themselves against risk. She says: It would be great to find out what current operators are doing for insurance or how they are handling any potential liability or questions from agents and sellers about this fact. I’m […]
  • What Are The Top 10 DSLRs?

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:28 pm
    I think it’s interesting to occasionally look at what the most popular DSLRs are. In the past I’ve used the data that Amazon makes available on what the top selling DSLRs are and several commenters said, “that’s all wrong because many people buy at B&H.” I think the most important  thing is that you are looking […]
  • This Week In Real Estate Video #106 – McGrath Takes Property Video To The Next Level

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Over the last six months or so Brett Clements of has been telling me about what McGrath has been doing with video marketing. But it  was just last week that what he was talking about finally sunk in so I now understand what he’s been talking about and I have to admit it’s pretty cool! This video is […]
  • Real Estate Photography Question And Answer

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Manuel’s Question: I read Scott Hargis’s Lighting Interiors book and it’s awesome, but I have one concern. Why does he never mention white balance? Answer: Shoot in RAW, set your WB on auto and then touch it up as needed in Lightroom or Photoshop. Also, you’ll find that when using flash, the flash will tend to dominate the WB. I […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Japanese Photographer Miyako Ishiuchi's New Book Documents Frida Kahlo's Clothing

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    Photographer and artist Miyako Ishiuchi is one of Japan's most notable female photographers with a career spanning 35 years. In her recent TateShots video interview, Ishiuchi states, "I started photography to ascertain my origins."Ishiuchi's previous works Mother (2005) and Hiroshima (2007) both focused on the photographing of previously-worn garments, evoking the lives and memories of the people who wore them as well as the social climate of post-war Japan.Images from the book Frida by Ishiuchi (2013)Courtesy of RM Having just won the 2014 Hasseblad…
  • Photographer Interview: Keisha Scarville

    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Join photographer Keisha Scarville for an artist talk titled Visually Speaking: A Worldview from Guyana this Thursday April 24, 2014 from 6:30 - 8pm ET at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Scarville and fellow photographer Nikki Kahn will share their contemporary work about Guyana, a former British colony that is part of Anglophone Caribbean but geographically situated in South America.From the series Many WatersCopyright Keisha ScarvilleD&B: Where are you from and where do you live/work now? KS: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, I live and…
  • Weekly Roundup: Stories from Guyana, Afrofuturism in Photography and More

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    Still from Momentum (2011)Copyright Lorna SimpsonLorna Simpson Winner of Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2014On view Apr 11 - June 22, 2014 at The Photographer's Gallery, UKOne of photography's most prestigious awards, Lorna Simpson (b. 1960, USA) is nominated for her exhibition Lorna Simpson (Retrospective) at Jeu de Paume, Paris (28 May - 1 September 2013). The Photographer's Gallery will highlight Simpson's work and those of her fellow nominees Richard Mosse, Alberto Garcia-Alix and Jochen Lempert.Visually Speaking: A Worldview from GuyanaThursday, April 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM…
  • Weekly Roundup: Haute Africa Fotofestival, LGBTQ Panel at AIPAD and More

    11 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Copyright Jim NaughtenHaute Africa FotofestivalMarch 30 – June 9, 2014Meerlaan 32, 8300 Knokke-Heist, BelgiumSix free exhibitions including and outdoor installation exploring the connection to Africa within contemporary fashion - featuring photographers Martin Parr, Wangechi Mutu, Viviane Sassen, Zanele Muholi, Jodi Bieber, Jim Naughten, Phyllis Galembo, Héctor Mediavilla, Sabelo Mlangeni, Jehad Nga, Hassan Hajjaj, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Baudouin Mouanda, Daniele Tamagni, Namsa Leuba and Yinka Shonibare. Untitled #11 from the series The New PreRaphaelites (2007...)Copyright Sunil…
  • Photographer Interview: Sonia Louise Davis

    7 Apr 2014 | 4:26 pm
    For a while now I've been an admirer of photographer Sonia Louise Davis' work, so I was so excited to hear that I'd be sharing the project space with her at the RUSH Arts/Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn. Sonia Louise Davis: Selections is on view until May 17, 2014 and I will be joining her this Sunday, April 13th from 4-6pm ET for an artist's talk also at the Corridor Gallery.Untitled #22 from the series tracing(s) belonging(s), 2011.Copyright Sonia Louise DavisD&B: Where are you from and where do you live/work now? SLD: I was born and raised in New York City. I live 20 blocks away from…
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    Flickr Blog

  • #TwitterTuesday: Handpuppet

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:09 am
           This #TwitterTuesday was all about childhood memories! You played with the theme #Handpuppet, you showed us scenes from your past, whether it was a hand puppet, a puppet performance or just a glimpse of the subject that inspired you. It’s great to see so many pictures that remind us that all of us once were children! As always, thanks to everyone who submitted a photo! We highly recommend checking out all contributions in the @flickr Twitter feed. To see the next challenge delivered directly to your feed, follow us on Twitter or on Flickr. We’ll be back on…
  • NASA celebrates Earth Day on Flickr with #GlobalSelfie

    Matthew Roth
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Blue Marble. It’s one of the most iconic views of our planet. And now you can be a part of it. In honor of Earth Day, NASA is conducting an initiative they’re calling #GlobalSelfie Day, where they will make a mosaic image of the Earth from the selfies people submit to the Flickr group found here. It’s easy to take part. All you need to do is print out this flier, go outside and take a picture of yourself. Then add it to the Flickr group and share via social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. Go to NASA’s site for more information about the #GlobalSelfie project and…
  • Photography helps mom beat postpartum depression

    Ameya Pendse
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    From Joel Robison to Jackson Stack, we’ve shared many stories about the support and influence the Flickr community provides to photographers. But none compare to Rachel Devine’s story. “I’ve always loved photography but never dreamed it would be something that I could turn into a successful career,” she tells The Weekly Flickr in the accompanying video. “Flickr really made that happen; it completely changed my life. I wouldn’t be who I am today without it.” Known on Flickr as sesame ellis, Rachel started taking pictures as a teenager and never really stopped. After college,…
  • #FlickrFriday: No Way Out

    Kay Kremerskothen
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:45 am
    Our new #FlickrFriday theme, challenges you to portrait that claustrophobic, entrapped feeling that you may get when you feel constricted in a narrow, tight space. Stage how you feel when there is #NoWayOut. While our inspiration was the 1980s Kevin Costner movie, we’re sure you don’t have to have seen it in order to develop some great ideas around this week’s challenge. Take your photo for our weekly project from today until next Friday when we announce the new theme, and submit it to the group for a chance to be featured. You can also invite your friends to participate by…
  • #FlickrFriday: The #Yellow Selection

    Kay Kremerskothen
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
                  Our last Flickr Friday theme was all about that bright color of bananas, flowers, lemons, and butter. The theme was #Yellow, and these are some of our favorite submissions to the Flickr Friday group. We were thrilled by the sheer amount of your amazing contributions! Many of you also took the time to pick your favorites and present them in the galleries of favorites thread that you shouldn’t miss out on. It’s never too late: We invite you to go through the pool and create a gallery with your faves to contribute it. Photos from…
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  • Cronulla Wedding Photography – Sidd and Jo

    17 Apr 2014 | 3:01 am
    Sidd and Jo wanted something different for their shoot – a love story set in the sand dunes of Cronulla with a distinct Eastern flavour. They had the talented team at VIP Decorating set up a colourful archway with lanterns and cushions, followed by a shoot by the ocean where they definitely weren’t afraid of getting a little bit soaked. Sidd and Jo are very good friends of ours (Sidd being a seriously talented photographer in his own right – no pressure!) and after watching their free and easy love I can’t wait for their big day at the end of the year. Jo’s hair…
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Nurragingy Reserve – Benita and Amit

    6 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Some photographers like to “force” their subjects into a certain pose or look. My philosophy has always been, if you feel comfortable on your shoot then your true personalities will come through and you’ll love looking back at your pictures. In the case of Benita and Amit, it quickly became apparent that they were not exactly the serious type. So I let them do their butt-pinching, belly-laughing, carefree thing, and this is what happened.
  • Sydney Wedding Photography – Oatlands House – Tharshani and Nealesh

    7 Nov 2013 | 8:20 pm
    After a huge day getting married in a grand Hindu wedding ceremony at Le Montage, Tharsh and Neals went in for round two, getting married in an intimate garden ceremony at Oatlands House. A truly rowdy reception followed, featuring toasts made using whole bottles of scotch, Neals rocking some Fresh Prince dance moves, and some photo booth insanity that continued until the house lights came on. It was a delight working with make-up and hair artist Rani, and Sam and his hard-working cinematography team at Perfect Media.
  • Sydney Family Portrait Photography – Wong

    24 Oct 2013 | 2:01 pm
    It was a delight photographing this energetic, vibrant little family, who have just welcomed a third beautiful girl.
  • Sutherland Shire Wedding Photography – St Andrew’s Cronulla, Westin Sydney – Aimee and Muhammad

    21 Sep 2013 | 5:03 pm
    After two long years of scheduling, rescheduling and trudging through Visa nightmares, Aimee and Muhammad’s big day finally arrived. And by watching the two of them fit together so effortlessly, and the genuine love shared between everyone present, one thing was clear: it was worth the wait.This wedding marked the end of a week of ceremonies, including the Muslim Nikah marriage ceremony and Aimee’s henna/mehndi night. Their ceremony was nice and local – St Andrew’s Cronulla, and reception at one of my favourite venues – The Westin. Aimee’s hair and make-up…
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  • Second installment of “Birds Through The Lens” about to be released

    Juan Pons
    4 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Some of you may be aware of the video photo workshop series I am producing with my friend Alan Murphy titled Birds Through The Lens, well I have some exciting news! We are done with the shooting and the rough edit and I am currently putting the finishing touches on the second installment of the series. Our goal is to release this second installment by the end of this month, yes April 2014. If you are not familiar with the Birds Through The Lens series and like photographing birds you need to check it out. There is no better resource anywhere online or not for photographing birds. I consider…
  • Winter in Yellowstone is Simply Amazing

    Juan Pons
    11 Mar 2014 | 7:45 am
    No matter how many events I teach at every year, and no matter how often I go to Yellowstone, winter in Yellowstone is still an amazing time. This year I had two workshops back to back and both offered very different but rewarding experiences. Every time I am humbled by how many repeat clients I have on my workshops and this year was no exception. Workshop participants this year we had some spectacular encounters with Bison, Bighorn Sheep and Bobcats. In addition we encountered some of the coldest weather I have experienced. One morning in particular we ventured out in -36 degree Fahrenheit…
  • Creating Natural Looking HDR Images using only Lightroom and Photoshop

    Juan Pons
    12 Sep 2013 | 2:44 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Many people do not realize that many of my images are HDR (High Dynamic Range), I believe the reason is because I strive to make my images look realistic and/or natural. The HDR process has gotten a bad rap because many people take an artistic route and create images that don’t necessarily reflect the real world. When Lightroom 4 was released, the fine folks from the Lightroom team gave us a new and interesting new way to create High Dynamic Range images. This has been my preferred method of processing HDR images for quite some time now since it…
  • Winter in Yellowstone 2013 Workshop a success

    Juan Pons
    4 Feb 2013 | 2:24 pm
    I’ve just returned from my yearly “Winter in Yellowstone” photo workshop and I have to say that it was a resounding success. We had some very cold weather and some balmy weather, we say and photographed Bison, Elk, Pronghorn, Big Horn Sheep, Mule Deer, Mountain Jackrabbit, Bobcat and much more. As always I am eager to return and look forward to what next winter will bring. I am already making the arrangements for next year so if you are interested in joining me, I would encourage you to send me an email, this year the workshop sold out very early and I expect the same for…
  • 5 quick tips for wildlife photographers

    Juan Pons
    10 Jun 2012 | 9:01 am
    With this article, I hope to start a semi regular series of quick tips for wildlife and nature photographers. Without further ado, here is the first installment. 1. Keep your eye on the viewfinder – Action can unfold in front of you at any time, and Murphy’s law dictates that you will miss the best opportunity when chimping (If you do not know what chimping means check this article 2. Know your gear – Wildlife photography is somewhat like baseball, you spent lots of time waiting for those few seconds of real action. You NEED to be ready…
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  • #lookforthelight: april 2014

    Karen Walrond
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My favourite April Instagram shots. One of the things I talk a lot about (and indeed, will spend some time on during the upcoming LimeLight Sessions here in Houston in October) is gratitude.  Indeed, I am convinced that gratitude is the key to living a more joyful life:  the practice of being grateful makes it easy to see the moments of joy in your life; furthermore, I think it helps when things aren't going as well as they could to spend some time noticing the moments are do bring you light.  Gratitude just works.Now, I realize that statements like these can seem…
  • evolution/revolution

    Karen Walrond
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    "Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution, and not just a process of evolution."~  Anthony J. D'AngeloI've noticed that every year around this time, I get incredibly restless:  I'm looking for something big, something evolutionary.  Something revolutionary.  This year is no exception:  maybe all the pollen in the air has gone to my head, or something.  This is not a good thing:  it's a dangerous situation, because I'm a person who tends to act rashly.But I'm trying to be a bit more circumspect.It's not easy.Just me?  Is it a spring thing?Song:…
  • a (new) corner of our garden

    Karen Walrond
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These irises show up every year, like clockwork, in our yard.  This is not unusual.What is unusual is that every year, they show up in a different area of our garden.  Like they haven't found the right spot yet. I'm a little concerned that their movement might be an indication that they're haunted, but mostly I'm just grateful that they keep coming back.Song:  Learn it all again tomorrow by Ben Harper with Ellen Harper. 
  • thoughts on vivian maier & the purpose of photography

    Karen Walrond
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This past weekend, I left Marcus and Alex to their own devices, and treated myself to a matinee of a movie I had been dying to see:  Finding Vivian Maier  Have you heard the story behind this movie?  In a nutshell, this 26-year-old guy, John Maloof, who was working on a personal project on the history of a particular Chicago neighbourhood, went to an auction to buy what he hoped would be negatives of Chicago in the 60s.  While the negatives he purchased didn't work for his project, he realized that the images were good ... really good.  He began to research…
  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Here's what made this week awesome:•  I spent most of yesterday driving all over Houston photographing people who were doing kind things for others who could use a hand, for no reason whatsoever other than to just do it.  Next to watching people greet each other with hugs in the arrivals hall at an airport, this is one of my favourite things in the world.•  This National Geographic Instagram photo of a "mermaid" is the business.•  This photographer travels the globe capturing the oldest living things in the world.  I love this for two reasons: (1)  one of…
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  • First Photo Story Over at

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Hi all – just a quick post to highlight my first photo story over at  If you haven’t yet heard about, it’s a photo story telling tool that I think is pretty unique among the portfolio sites out there today. This one is from last year’s trip to Taiwan.  If you get a chance – head on over there and check it out.  And if you’re interested in trying Exposure – they offer free accounts that allow you to post up to 3 stories.
  • Photo 101: Introductory Photo Concepts in 101 Words or Less

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    Clear and concise.  It should be the goal of every instructor.  Richard Feynman once taught QED to a class that was open to anyone in the community.  Yes – Quantum Elecrodynamics – the same topic for which he won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965. To that, here’s my attempt to strip photo concepts to a level that’s clear and concise – and then to share them with folks that have questions. So, if there’s a photo topic that you’d like to see here – drop it in the comments below or contact me by ways of the About page. (and just in case you’re curious – the above 3…
  • 2014 Polar Plunge: Bend Time-lapse

    25 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Just for fun – I posted one of the Contours on a lamp post set to capture the action once a second.  The second camera (set to HD video), was worn by a search and rescue volunteer in the river. The result?  A quick (3:40) overview of the day’s Plunge.
  • 2014 Polar Plunge: Bend, Oregon

    19 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Had the opportunity to visit Bend this last weekend to shoot the 2014 Polar Plunge to support Oregon Special Olympics.  This was my second time at this event – and to be honest, it’s just a heck of a lot of fun. This year, the rain broke just about the time plunger registration started – making for a great morning.  And, as expected, the water was a bit chilly. Part of the event is the costume contest – though not required – it probably helps as a bit of distraction to the near icy waters. Considered labeling this next one “More Beard!”.  For this event – I have the…
  • 2013 Top 11 Photos

    29 Dec 2013 | 12:18 am
    It’s always a great challenge to look back on a year’s collection and to trim to a list of the best.  It’s an exercise I recommend to every photographer out there.  That said, the extra challenge is to get that list to only 10 photos.  Well, I almost made it this year – I trimmed this one to 11.  So, in no particular order, here’s my 2013 list with a bit on each addition. ——————— This first photo is from a children’s church group singing at a convalescence home.  It was a very sweet moment with folks stepping out of their rooms to…
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    Taylor Davidson

  • The Peer-to-Peer Movement

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Signs of how peer-to-peer technologies will disrupt the centralization of the Internet.David Kadavy, Movements are usually a reaction to a particular style that precedes the movement. - Technological changes often bring movements to be. - New movements often involve exploring an old medium in a new way. Art has been defined by a series of movements for thousands of years, each building on or responding to the movement preceding it. But note that movements don’t look like “movements” in the beginning, they look like a couple people trying something new. If it resonates and…
  • The card design model is proliferating across the web, but the card architecture model will have the biggest impact.

    29 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cards are not the first form of embedding rich media and enabling interactivity, but it's the one with the biggest future. Look beyond the design of cards to the architecture behind them.If you’ve used Twitter, Google, Tinder, Secret, Spotify, Pinterest, Jelly, Kik, Facebook’s Paper app or a host of newer startups, you’ve probably seen a card. Cards have quickly become a dominant design pattern for mobile devices because of how the design format is able to deliver information in an easily readable, scannable format that is easily navigable with a single finger, often the…
  • Publishing as a Product, Pageviews as Users, and What The Shift Means

    10 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Re-thinking publishers as "intent engines", and what it takes to get thereI’ve been thinking a lot about content publishing lately, but I’m not the only one. Venture investment is flowing into publishing, to the tune of $330 MM over 2013, up 117% over the previous year, and it’s driven by a range of early and later-stage financings (data below from CB Insights): Big investments into Buzzfeed ($46 MM), Vox Media ($80 MM), Business Insider ($30 MM), Cheezburger ($37 MM), Sugar ($46 MM) and others may have stolen the headlines, but there’s a range of other interesting…
  • The mobile single-purpose app strategy

    8 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Thin wedges can be valuable icebergs.Me, talking about Facebook’s unbundling strategy in Crain’s: Mr. Davidson sees acquisition possibilities for New York startups down the road as Facebook looks to further “unbundle” its experience into single-use applications, the way the social-media giant has done with messaging and photography, he said. For instance, Facebook might invest in apps for location services and contact management— areas where New York startups show strength. There has been a lot of great analysis of the strategy behind unbundling Facebook’s user…
  • Fundraising for Entrepreneurs

    22 Feb 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Slides from a talk about Fundraising for Early-stage Entrepreneurs I gave at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, Feb 14, 2014 View on Slideshare, Fundraising for Entrepreneurs
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  • Lytro Unveils World's First Light Field Camera and Software Platform

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
    Lytro revealed today its powerful vision for the future of photography with the unveiling of LYTRO ILLUM, a light field camera and software platform designed to redefine the way we portray the world around us. Built to harness the full power of the light field, the professional-grade LYTRO ILLUM will give photographers a new medium capable of capturing visual experiences in their purest form — not as a static cross-section of reality but an authentic, interactive window into their world.
  • Guide- How to Create Breathtaking Timelapses of the Night Sky

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:42 am
    Ever since I can remember, I've had a fascination with the night sky. As a young kid I'd stare up at the stars. Later, I'd take my daughter out during meteor showers to see how many shooting stars we could count. And throughout, I've experienced an uncanny need to keep staring at the full moon for about an hour after it rises. Yet my fascination with the night sky grew exponentially about six years ago when I learned that my digital SLR had the capabilities to capture the brilliance of the night sky, including details that my own eyes weren't able to resolve. After capturing a sequence of…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials - such as non-destructive processing of files - and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free professional-class photo editing from the confines of the desktop.
  • Sony Announces the α7S Full-Frame Camera with ISO Sensitivity up to 409,600

    6 Apr 2014 | 9:44 am
    Joining the acclaimed Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R family of the world's smallest full-frame interchangeable lens cameras1, Sony's new Alpha 7S model puts extraordinary sensitivity, low noise and spectacular 4K video quality into the hands of professional photographers and videographers. The innovative Alpha 7S camera features a newly developed, 12.2 effective megapixel 35mm Exmor® CMOS sensor paired with a powerful BIONZ X image processor, allowing it to shoot at a sensitivity range of ISO 50 - 4096002 with unprecedented dynamic range and low noise. The new model is also the world's first camera to…
  • Panasonic Announces a 15mm F/1.7 ASPH Interchangeable Lens for Micro Four-Thirds Format

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    Panasonic is proud to announce the LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH interchangeable lens for the Micro Four Thirds format. (35 mm camera equivalent: 30 mm). The new LEICA DG SUMMILUX 15mm / F1.7 ASPH. allows photographers to capture images with beautiful defocus features produced by F1.7 lens. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens is very compact and lightweight. The SUMMILUX 15mm lens will be available this May in black with an MSRP of $599.99.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • 6 Travel Blogging Accessories To Not Forget

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    When preparing for travel it’s easy to forget something that can be useful to continue working. I’ve done it, you’ve done it and now it’s time to stop. When I am preparing for travel I often make a list of the necessities. I put it into an Excel spreadsheet. In one column I include the necessities and in the second column any accessories that would go along. Below are some travel blogging accessories that I make sure I have with me or readily available at any given point in time. I asked around on social media to get some feedback on this and two of the common replies…
  • Filter vs Brackets

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photographers are often faced with a choice to make. It might be aperture or shutter speed, or it can be something out of the hypothetical ballpark. In this photograph I was faced with the choice of capturing it using neutral density filters or simply bracketing into a HDR. I decided on the HDR route so I could travel lighter than normal. As you can see, I was able to get the sky to become nearly black and still keep the texture and tone of the beautiful building. This was made using 3 bracketed photographs at 1 stop increments. I then used the Merge to 32bit plugin from Photomatix (save 15%…
  • Let’s Talk About Tripods

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I am happy to share that my first article at Digital Photography School has been published. For my first article at dPS I wanted to write about a topic that many photographers are interested. However, I wanted to do it in a very different way. So I went for the tripod topic as a start. Instead of just talking about what tripods are or providing a review of a tripod, I decided to write about the many differences in tripods and how some can work better for certain situations like landscape photography, portrait photography and more. Here is a preview of the first paragraph. (don’t mind…
  • Exploring New Territory

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently spent a day wandering around New York City with my friend Gevon.  We met up with Quentin of fotoclasses at Brooklyn Beans Roastery, talked for a bit and then kept walking and shooting. One of the beautiful things about walking around places you spend little time at, is that feeling of seeing and experiencing something for the first time. It’s like growing up all over again. For example, tasting an amazing maple coffee or getting down low on cobblestones and then come across what you see in this photo. Graffiti in the streets of Brooklyn. the Brooklyn Bridge, beautiful light…
  • Photography Business Revamp aka PhotogBizRevamp

    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’ve been following my blog for some time now then you’ve likely heard me mention Rachel Brenke on numerous occasions. In fact, she even guest blogged about model releases for street photography. Rachel is a lawyer (aka The LawTog) and photographer, and there is no one better to talk about the togethers together than her. That is why I am extremely excited to share a new online course Rachel has put together called PhotogBizRevamp, or Photography Business Revamp. Rachel offered the course for two years but shut it down for a year improve it with a lot more depth.  Here are…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Salesographer For Savvy Portrait & Wedding Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:42 pm
    I posted the sales link to Salesographer on Facebook a few days ago and one photographer who took me up on it said this: Hi Seshu, I followed your link to Salesographer. Bought it and really like his straight forward approach to pricing and sales! You are probably wondering what Salesographer is all about. Fair question! “Salesographer is a pricing and profit-boosting sales strategy for photographers lacking the cash flow mojo. You will learn pure, not-from-concentrate sales & pricing education that will take you step-by-step on how to price, present, and sell your photography,…
  • Announcing A New Partnership With Inspire Photo Retreats

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am thrilled to announce a new partnership between Tiffinbox and Inspire Photo Retreats. After attending the annual gathering for the last three or four years, I was impressed by how and why the organizers emphasize fostering a community of photographers. Indeed, the very idea of working together came about because it was clear to me that Inspire’s vision matched that of Tiffinbox; to inspire photographers by elevating their craft and business skills through education, practice and honest feedback. What is Inspire? Inspire is a retreat-style conference for professional wedding and…
  • Learn Professional Photography Skills From Ed Verosky

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    One of the first e-books I bought was Ed Verosky’s on Flash Photography. Soon after he published “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level” and “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level II”. Long on value and short on price, these resources gave me the technical know-how to get started in this business. Early this year, Ed decided he wanted to teach a great many more people. So he started a website, where over a year, you can learn professional photography skills. If you ever wanted to know how to light someone or create a portrait of someone, but didn’t…
  • Introducing Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog & BizRevamp

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:54 am
    Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog has helped scores of photographers to get legally legitimate. If you were working without a contract, she can hook you up. If you have a legal question about delivering files or photographing minors, she always has a ready answer on her popular blog. Recently I had an issue where some of my content from this blog suddenly appeared on another site. I had not given the other website my approval to copy and paste my content. So, I approached Rachel and asked her what I should do about it. She gave me two solutions: 1) try and contact the other blogger and ask…
  • Get This Free Twitter Guide By Photoshelter

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    My first foray into social media (even before it was called that, I believe) was on Twitter. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was a skeptical dabbler. Now approaching 9000 followers (small compared to some other very popular people), I credit Twitter for being the catalyst for my headshot portrait photography business in Connecticut. More on how all that worked out another time, but I wanted to let you know that my friends at Photoshelter have launched a new guide on using Twitter that you should download and read. Like all of their other guides, this one packs a punch and even I have…
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  • Adding Magic To Flat Light

    Syl Arena
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    Natural light photographers often advocate placing your subject in open shade. When compared to the harsh shadows of midday sun, the benefit of open shade is that the shadows are very soft because the light comes at your subject from a wide range of angles across the dome of the sky. The downside to open shade is that the low contrast of the light (the difference between the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows) creates an image that lacks texture and depth. Fortunately, a single Speedlite can add a lot of magic to the shot. Fig. 1 — Ambient light only (open shade on the north…
  • Learn To Light This Summer: My Trio of Week-long Workshops

    Syl Arena
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Learning to mix Speedlites and small strobes on location: “Crafting Dramatic Light With Small Strobes”—Santa Fe Workshops Is a week-long summer photography workshop right for you? It depends upon whether you want to invest a week shooting and lighting or spend a week lounging around the pool. I love the workshop-way of teaching photography—collaborative, hands-on, and fun. If you are looking to take your understanding of lighting to a higher level, then I hope that you will join me for one of my week-long workshops this summer.   Rocky Mountain Workshops Flash Photography…
  • This Week In Photo 348: What’s In A Name?

    Syl Arena
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:01 am
    This Week In Photo #348 is now live. I re-join TWiP’s eternally effervescent host, Frederick Van Johnson, and welcome TWiP first-timer Shiv Verma for rousing conversations about the world of photography, including our thoughts on: whether we’re grabbing URLs in the new .photography and .camera domains why it’s crazy to hire a wedding photographer who posts a Craigslist ad soliciting photos to pad his portfolio what happens to photographers who license work for a photo credit and then change their minds licensing and business resources available to photographers on…
  • Stepping Inside Havana’s Camera Obscura

    Syl Arena
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:41 am
    Havana’s camera obscura sits three floors above the Plaza Vieja, the Old Plaza, and overlooks the entire city. Stepping inside its viewing room was one of my favorite moments during my trip to Cuba last spring. Even non-photographers marveled at the live-action view of the city that we witnessed. Of the 70 or so giant camera obscura around the world, Havana’s is the only one in Latin America. Consider it a must-see if you visit the city. A room-sized camera obscura Periscope-style camera obscura were used by artists in the field. First mentioned some 2,300 years ago by Aristotle…
  • This Week In Photo #344: The Return of Syl Arena

    Syl Arena
    25 Jan 2014 | 6:41 am
    I had the great fortune this week to return to the This Week in Photo (TWiP) podcast as a guest host alongside TWiP’s effervescent host Frederick Van Johnson and architectural photographer extraordinaire Jeffrey Totaro. During the show, I come clean on why I suddenly went off-line for five months–starting with my trip to Brazil last August. As Frederick puts it, I went “all Jimmy Hoffa and came back.” We also have rousing conversations about our individual thoughts on New features added to Photoshop CC (and our opinions on Adobe’s Creative Cloud business model)…
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • One Too Many Conversations

    Bob Towery
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    Fuji X-T1 From the lovely and interesting Canal District in Indianapolis.
  • One Chance to Save Her

    Bob Towery
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Fuji X-T1 First ever posting of a shot from Chicago. One of my "interpretive" images. One Chance to Save Her.
  • Leaving Home for a Trip

    Bob Towery
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:12 pm
    With a view from my house like this, sometimes I wonder why I ever leave? But I have wanderlust. I'm headed out for an 11 day trip, doing lots of photography and a major bucket list item. I won't be doing any posting from the road, so I wanted to leave you with a nice one for now.
  • Special Place

    Bob Towery
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:09 am
    I feel so fortunate to live in such a special place.
  • Lisa

    Bob Towery
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:54 pm
    I have become the curator of over 42,000 images taken by my sister in law, Lisa Towery, who passed away from Cancer in March 2014. She was a wife, mother, photographer, and artist. She introduced me to her best friend from child hood, Debbie, whom I married. This image is one of her many "selfies." I cannot imagine being able to create a better image than this, in her circumstances. I really have to say it is one of the most beautiful images I have posted here. Having reviewed tens of thousands of her images, this one speaks to me like no other.
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  • How to make Instagram better.

    John Simoudis
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    Image via CrunchBaseHow addicted have we become to Instagram? It has become the cooler sibling to Facebook and one of the preferred hangouts of creatives who use it to share campaigns and inspirations.Instagram is also quickly becoming a platform where visually-driven brands choose to display not only behind the scenes photos but also more polished campaigns.I don't know what Facebook has in mind for Instagram and how to improve it as a social media platform. I do know though that it seems to be in need of an overhaul to continue attracting this creative audience and continue evolving.Here…
  • Sweet deal from OnOne for owners of Nik and Topaz plugins.

    John Simoudis
    30 Jan 2014 | 12:09 pm
    OnOne are offering a special upgrade to those who own Nik Software (including Google's NikCollection), Topaz Labs, or any other digital photography plug-in a $50 savings if they purchase their new Perfect Photo Suite 8 Premium Edition. From their press release:"With all of the new photo editing capabilities now included in the Suite and the question among some photographers on if they should subscribe to Adobe CC, we thought this was a good way to provide passionate photographers, such as those who own other plug-ins, another option to get the photo editing tools they need."Perfect Photo…
  • Speed Retouching Rolex Daytona Platinum

    John Simoudis
    17 Jan 2014 | 11:46 am
    In my years working as a creative especially around jewelry and timepieces, I have found it hard to explain to clients all the work that is necessary to make luxury objects appear perfect.This video of an expert retoucher's job on a Rolex Daytona is the perfect illustrator of how meticulous post-production is essential for optimal results.Visit me at:
  • JAR exhibit at the MET.

    John Simoudis
    4 Dec 2013 | 4:40 am
    Nothing can prepare you for the beauty that is JAR. Beauty needs no explanation. Visit me at:
  • The Unforgettable Photograph - by George Lange

    John Simoudis
    16 Oct 2013 | 2:20 pm
    When I was starting my design practice 15 years ago I met George Lange, celebrity photographer. George, for those who are lucky enough to know him, is one of the most affable, talented, energetic creatives on the planets. George was the first photographer to entrust me with styling an important photo shoot and over the years he and I worked on many exciting and memorable projects.George holds a very special place in my heart so, right off the bat, I want to be clear that I'm very biased about reviewing his great new book, The Unforgettable Photograph.Full of incredible George Lange photos,…
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  • How To Add Contrast To Landscape Photos

    Steve Berardi
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Sunrise in the Mojave / Photo by Steve BerardiAdding contrast to a landscape photo is one way to make it a more compelling image. When we think of the word “contrast” we usually think about contrasting colors or brightness. But, there’s also another type of contrast that you can capture in your images: subjective contrast. Here’s a quick look at the different types of contrast and how you can capture them in your images: Color Contrast The most common way of adding more contrast to your images is photographing a scene with strong contrasting colors. With landscape photography, this is…
  • How To Photograph the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse

    Steve Berardi
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn April 14/15, there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from most of the US, Canada, and Central America, and parts of South America (see map). In a total eclipse, the moon turns red (due to the way the light from the Sun is scattered as it passes through our atmosphere), and it’s truly a beautiful sight! Here are some tips for photographing the eclipse: #1 – Find the time of the eclipse in your area This upcoming eclipse occurs around midnight (PST), so the actual date of the eclipse is confusing (it could be April 14 or…
  • Write For PhotoNaturalist and Earn $40!

    Steve Berardi
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:53 pm
    When I first started PhotoNaturalist over five years ago, my original vision was to have lots of different photographers writing about their experiences and sharing their knowledge with other nature photographers. My father and I have done most of the writing here on PN up until now, but now that PhotoNaturalist is generating a stable income every month, I’d like to start featuring more guest writers on the blog. We can offer $40 per post. Writing for PhotoNaturalist is a great way to share your knowledge, make some extra money, and market yourself (for every post we’ll include your bio…
  • What Is Tripod Load Capacity?

    Steve Berardi
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:40 pm
    When you’re shopping for a tripod, one of the more confusing numbers you’ll run into is the tripod’s “load capacity.” It sounds pretty simple: shouldn’t that just be the maximum weight the tripod can handle? Well, it’s a little more complicated than that, and unfortunately there’s no universal standard for determining the load capacity. So, one manufacturer might say their tripod can handle 20 lbs, while another manufacturer’s standards would rate that exact same tripod at 30 lbs. Generally, the load capacity of a tripod refers to the maximum weight that a tripod can handle…
  • How to Reduce Noise in Your Photos

    Steve Berardi
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Noise is that ugly discoloration that makes your photos look “grainy” (like in the image on the right, where the noise has been exaggerated to make it more clear). It’s one of the most annoying things you’ll have to deal with in digital images. Although you’ll never get rid of noise completely, there are a few things you can do to reduce it so it’s barely noticeable by the viewer: #1 – Get a good exposure The best way to avoid noise in your photos is to get the best digital exposure possible, by using the histogram. This will ensure you maximize the signal-to-noise ratio in…
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    The Digital Story

  • The Early Days of Digital Photography

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    The story of a request for a print captured with a 4 MP camera, and how it turned out -
  • Canon Teases New Product

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Canon Hong Kong is teasing a new product launch for April 24 on its Facebook page.
  • "An RX200?, Nimble 4x5 Format, Flickr 3" - Photo Podcast 424

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This week on The Digital Story photography podcast: Sony RX 200 in the Works?; an Ultra-Nimble 4x5 Camera; Loom and Doom; and Flickr 3.0 for iOS is Solid - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story -
  • Classic BW Portraiture with Aperture and Silver Efex Pro 2

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    Even in the digital age, you can create B&W portraiture with a classic film grain and tonality. Thanks to inspiration by photographer Gary Tyson, I've added a new workflow for these types of images using Aperture 3 and Silver Efex Pro 2. Here's how -
  • The New Mobile Flickr (again!)

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    This time Yahoo got it right. Flickr 3.0 for iOS is an app of beauty. Here's more about it -
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Make up tips for the modern bride

    Fabiana Nicora
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The modern bride knows what she wants. She knows her own style and especially for her big day she wants something unique that complements her beauty in a very unique way. Sure, the perfect wedding gown is what makes it, but the modern bride knows that the right make up is as important to create the perfect look for the perfect day. Because the modern bride wants to celebrate who she is, the bride’s make up needs to reflect her personality without compromising on the bridal style. Eyes When I mention smokey eyes, what often comes to mind is a strong dark make up Kardashian style. A dark…
  • How to Handle Photography Prices Questions

    Carlo Nicora
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    “I really love your style, but I find your photography prices quite high…” If you have heard this at least once, raise your hands. If you haven’t, expect to receive one if your photography prices go anywhere away from the high street photography prices. There are many truths behind photography prices and how to position yourself in the market, but how we discussed already in the past, you should have your photography prices written black on white, for many reasons. Today we will tell you how to deal with customers who challenge your photography prices. Know the Reasons…
  • How to choose the lingerie that fits your body shape

    Fabiana Nicora
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    There is no better happy feeling for a woman than shopping for shoes and lingerie. Shoes and lingerie complement each other when it comes to feeling and looking beautiful and feminine, hardly any other combination can be more powerful. But lingerie in particular has that secret power to make you feel confident whether you show it or not because you know it is there and the feel of lace and silk on your skin is amazing. Even if I have my own personal preference in terms style of lingerie, especially when it comes to being in front of the camera for a boudoir photography session, there are…
  • Boudoir Photography: whose agenda is it? Your customers or yours?

    Carlo Nicora
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    In the part few days, we had the opportunity to reflect on a crucial element in a Boudoir Photography Experience: agendas. While chatting with friends and models, this element came out more than once. When you photograph your customers, whose agenda do you follow: yours or theirs? Do you go from pose to pose just because this is what your posing manual says, or do you listen to what your customer are actually after? If we haven’t been clear enough, let us clarify this once and for all: as a photographer you should focus on what your customers want. If you want them to buy from you, you…
  • Powerful women and their traits

    Carlo Nicora
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Powerful women in our society are portrayed as strong and commanding. They generally wear a suit, sometimes replacing the trousers with a skirt. When we see their images online, they look dominating. They look like powerful men, just in another body. I personally find this to be wrong. Powerful women have traits men will never have, and in portraying them in the same way, we give powerful women a strong disadvantage over their male counterparts. We take powerful women strengths and we remove them. Powerful Women: Marissa Mayer’s Vogue Shoot When Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, posed for…
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  • rack bikes.

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    .....Third Place Books, Kenmore, Washington, April 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2013-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, bicycles, books, Buy it, color, design, excercise, Fuji X100, shopping, sports, Spring, Street Photography, Tourist, travel
  • On the Hanford Reach

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:03 pm
    ........Near the Hanford Reach, near Othello, Washington, April 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2013-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, color, clouds, Sky, Spring, Summer, travel, weather
  • ...taco truck.

    18 Mar 2014 | 10:51 am
    ........a taco truck on East Main in Monroe, Washington, March 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, color, cooking, eating, Food, Industry, Monroe, street, Tourist, travel, weather
  • M & M

    15 Mar 2014 | 12:40 pm
    .....M & M Antiques, Monroe, Washington, March, 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, color, design, gentrifacation, shopping, Style, Tourist, travel
  • The Jayme Biendl Memorial Run 2014.

    27 Jan 2014 | 1:55 pm
    .....A foggy Sunday in Monroe,Washington.The 2014 Jayme Biendl Memorial Run......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: campaign, color, excercise, groups, Monroe, police, Politics, race, runner, running, sports, weather
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Morning Shift

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

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

    Ilan Bresler
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:48 am
    Israel, 2014.
  • Enchanted

    Ilan Bresler
    29 Jan 2014 | 3:54 am
    Israel, 2014. You can only envy their naivety, no? :)
  • Princess

    Ilan Bresler
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:11 am
    Tel-Aviv, 2014 iPhone 5s :)
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  • 2014 Photocrati Fund Update & Extension

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Hi Everyone, We wanted to give a quick update on the Photocrati Fund progress. The submissions so far have been incredible. However, one of our judges has been unavailable and disconnected from communication while on a job.  So we decided to extend the deadline of the fund until Monday, April 28. This gives our judges more time to review the projects and photographs in addition to you, the photographers, having more time as well. So please spread the word and tell every photographer you know with a humanitarian project to get their submissions in. Click on any of the social sharing buttons,…
  • Sales In Photography – Boosting Your Business

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our friends at Preveal acquired an amazing sales product called Salesographer, and they just relaunched it with a new lower price. Salesographer is a pricing and profit-boosting sales strategy for photographers lacking the cash flow drive and the sales mindset. You will learn pure, not-from-concentrate sales & pricing education that will take you step-by-step on how to price, present, and sell your photography, without feeling like a sales person. Salesographer teaches you: How to really price for profit How to package your products around their value How to teach your clients to…
  • Make Something Worth Making

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Embed This: Share this by using the buttons below The post Make Something Worth Making appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Recording of WordPress for Photogs Google Plus Hangout Talking Themes

    8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    On April 2nd I joined Peter Adams and our last minute guest, Rachel Brenke, for a chat about WordPress for photographers. The topic for the Hangout was themes, and it was a great first discussion. It’s also the first for many to come. For those who have never heard of Peter Adams, please check out this eBook that he wrote about WordPress for photographers. Before you view the video I want to mention that one of the things that sparked this discussion, and the idea of a monthly Hangout around WordPress specifically for photographers, is an article that Peter wrote. Soon after his article…
  • Inspiration Is Around Every Corner

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Embed This: Share this by using the buttons below The post Inspiration Is Around Every Corner appeared first on Photocrati.
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    MCP Photography Blog

  • 3 Tips To Get Amazing Macro Photography Shots This Spring

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. For most of us across the USA, it has been an unusually cold winter, from which we are eagerly anticipating the transition in to the warmth of spring. For macro and nature photographers the wait is even more unbearable than for most. Gear sits cleaned, packed, and ready to go in anticipation of the return of the wonderful critters we will photograph as soon as the warmer spring breezes signal them to once again show themselves to us. So as we enter this new season, here’s three essential tips to successful nature macro photography. And while far from a…
  • Lighting Your Portraits: Broad Light vs. Short Light

    MCP Guest Writer
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog.   Lighting patterns can make or break the look of a portrait.  Lighting can make someone appear heavy or slimmer than they actually are and give a completely different look to an image. In the image below, the author of this post simulated the look of different lighting ratios in Photoshop – to show the different light patterns. Broad light: Broad light is lighting the broadest or more open side of the face, the side toward the camera. See the image on the right. The main light is on the right side of her face creating a broad light.  This creates a…
  • 10 Tips For Spring Family Portraits For Photographers

    MCP Guest Writer
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog.   10 Tips for Photographers to Prepare For Spring Family Portraits In my previous post, I highlighted 5 tips for clients on how to get ready for Spring Family Portraits. This post will focus on the photographers’ side and discuss how to be prepared for the Spring Family Portraits season. 1) Gear Readiness Check all your equipment. Get cameras and lenses cleaned and serviced. Check reflectors for any tears. I recently had an issue with my primary camera and it was a MAD RUSH to get it serviced and ready for my weekend session! I, personally, am a Canon…
  • Should You Jump Ship From Facebook For Google Plus?

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. This is the question most photographers are asking right now.  I hear the buzz all over social media. “Should I leave Facebook for Google Plus?” And the answer is: NO. Don’t jump ship from Facebook. Just change the way you use it.  Times have changed — you may feel like less people see your images and posts, no matter incredible the photos or exciting the conversation. Facebook constantly changes their algorithm.  They need ad dollars to please stockholders, and unfortunately this leaves less space for the content you want to deliver and…
  • 5 Tips For Getting in Spring Family Portraits (Share With Your Customers)

    MCP Guest Writer
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog.   Tips For Getting Ready For Your Spring Family Portraits I’ll wager a bet that most of us are eagerly awaiting Spring. This winter has certainly been an extreme one! Between the subzero temperatures, snow blizzards and being cooped up indoors, we are ready for sounds of birds chirping, warmer temperatures and bursts of color everywhere. This is a prefect time to start thinking and planning for your Spring Family Portraits! If you skipped taking Holiday Family Pictures either due to the busy holiday season or because you did not want to look like an…
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    Nuena Photography

  • Sneak Peek: Dagger Cannonball Thunderfang (Kira Stackhouse)
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Ahhh a sneak peek shot of Dagger Cannonball Thunderfang the pomeranian from our photoshoot last week. Here he is doing his favorite trick, clap, clap! More pics coming soon… stay tuned!
  • Happy Easter Bunny! (Kira Stackhouse)
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    “Easter” Bunny is wishing you a happy and healthy Easter!
  • InstaDogWalk this Sunday! (Kira Stackhouse)
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:03 pm
    I’m really excited about the first InstaDogWalk event, happening this Sunday in San Francisco! If you have a dog (or just love dogs) and have no plans this Easter Sunday, join us for a dog-friendly photo walk around the Embarcadero. We’ll be walking with our dogs and taking great photos with our phones and mobile […]
  • Wag Hotels San Francisco Easter Party 2014 (Kira Stackhouse)
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to Wag Hotels’ 5th annual Easter egg hunt for dogs in Golden Gate Park! I extend my extreme apologies out to everyone because my printer had gotten stuck on “paper jam” after only a few photos, and I wasn’t able to print the photo strips. If you’re on […]
  • Oliver the French Bulldog (Kira Stackhouse)
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Meet Oliver the French Bulldog! What a handsome fellow, I visited his home for a photo shoot last week and had an absolute blast. This little guy is quite the ham, and he just loves balls and squeaky toys! Here are some of my favorite shots from our session… there are a lot, so hard […]
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  • Near and Fargo(ing)

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:45 am
    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. THE BIKE POST! There is still a small amount of dirt here in Newport. Not much, but there if you look hard enough. Nature is being voted out here in favor of more concrete, wood, fake grass and stucco, so I’m not long for these parts, but until that day I […]
  • It Was All So Easy

    9 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    It was all so easy. I didn’t know it at the time. There was no reason to know. There was only reason to want, to get and to experience. “Who was your greatest rival?” the driver was asked. “Well, if you go far back there was a guy, a pure driver, a complete driver, but […]
  • Ebooks

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    I just got a brand new laptop. Yep, a screaming fast 13-inch maxed out on RAM. It had been a long while since I had a new machine. I got used to all the tricks I had to employ to get my old laptop to actually do the things I needed to do. No two […]
  • Because I Can: The Postcard Book

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Hey Folks, This is the latest post in the “Because I Can” series about making Blurb books in an edition of ONE. Yes, you heard and read correctly. I’m making books with the intention of capping the print run at ONE book. Why? BECAUSE I CAN. We have really only had this option since about […]
  • Salsa Fargo Update

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    Don’t worry everyone, I won’t go as long between Fargo posts in the future. (I hear the photo geeks moaning, grinding teeth and searching for the unsubscribe.) I’ve finally gotten out for a few short rides. Still fighting Lyme, so I’m not breaking any records, nor will I be for the foreseeable future, but I’m […]
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    John Beardsworth

  • Distant afternoons

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    No doubt a reflection of one’s own age, I fear this blog is in danger of becoming a series of obituaries. Not long ago it was Lou Reed, then Tony Benn, and I could easily have rambled on about Tom . . .
  • Photography on the BBC

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:39 am
    I wonder if the BBC is having a photography week. On Sunday I noticed What Do Artists Do All Day? featured the great Albert Watson dragging his team of assistants around the beautiful, windswept landscape of the Isle of Skye. . . .
  • On great leaps forward

    14 Mar 2014 | 3:17 am
    Is it such a bad thing to have a strong sense of diminishing marginal returns from new camera gear, or is it more a sign of confidence and feeling you know what counts? I ask this because over the last . . .
  • Tony Benn

    14 Mar 2014 | 1:07 am
    Tony Benn at Wapping, 2013, unveiling a plaque to Thomas Rainsborough, the radical Civil War colonel Sad to hear this morning’s news about Tony Benn. He’d been quite frail when I saw him speak last year at the unveiling of . . .
  • What’s the (U) Point?

    25 Feb 2014 | 6:49 am
    Interesting to see Nikon have sneaked out a beta of a new incarnation of Nikon Capture – called Nikon Capture NX-D – which is free to use until September  2014. Capture NX, which I’ve owned ever since I went over to . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Contact Sheet – Iceland 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. There were many surprises on our recent DPD workshop in Iceland. Anticipating auroras we encountered heavy weather, which we expertly dodged with resourcefulness of our hosts at Focus On Nature. In the images I made during this week I found something old and something new. I revisited a few old themes – reflections and ripples. I connected new themes – contrails and tire tracks. But the bird’s eye views we saw during one hour of aerials both over frozen highlands and along flowing rivers were the…
  • Andre Kertesz – Masters Of Photography – 1983 BBC Documentary

    19 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    This documentary offers a rare opportunity to hear from the master himself Andre Kertesz. View more Photographers Videos here. Read conversations with photographers here.
  • Contact Sheet – Morocco 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. Click here to enlarge. I anticipated being out of my comfort zone for the majority of my recent DPD adventure to Morocco. As a surreal landscape photographer I’ve had very little experience with street photography and portraiture. It was great practice. I did better than I expected. Practice makes better. While I don’t plan to release any of these images, my vision and skills are stronger for having made them. The questions that were asked and clarified were the most…
  • 34 Quotes On Awareness

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Here’s a selection of my favorite quotes on awareness. “To be awake is to be alive.” – Henry David Thoreau “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle “To be conscious means not simply to be, but to be reported, known, to have awareness of one’s being added to that being.” – William James “Although it is difficult to pinpoint the physical base or location of awareness, it is perhaps the most precious thing concealed within our brains. And it is something that the…
  • Andy Goldsworthy – Rivers & Tides – Documentary (2003)

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    Andy Goldsworthy offers a glimpse into his world, mind, and creative process. View more Videos On Photographers here. Read conversations with photographers here.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D4s Vid BTS

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s the gear used to shot the Vid: Profoto B1 x2 (lighting) Avenger C-Stand Lastolite TriGrip (diffusion) Trigrip Holder Light Stand, Black – 6′ D4s 24-70AFS Elvid FieldVision 11″ Action Arm Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Tram TR50 Lavalier
  • D4s 1st Month – a Vid

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
  • Click2Click in the Big Apple!

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    14-15 June, that’s right, Click2Click is coming to New York! We just held our first one and it was extremely successful and we’re looking forward to keep the momentum going. This is a two day, very intensive course giving you the knowledge and confidence to take your camera and make those great images you desire to tell your story. We start in the classroom getting to know our cameras. We then go out for very targeted photography to make the shots to learn more about our cameras. Finally, we’re back in the classroom taking our photographs we just took into the Digital…
  • Welcome the New Ambassadors!

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Nikon USA today announced publicly the latest four, new Ambassadors (welcome to the family!) Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey, Blair Bunting and Doug Gordon. The Ambassador program is growing and our outreach extending so reach out to any of us, we’re here to help YOUR photography!
  • Back Up Slope They Come

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We know spring has sprung at our home when the Steller’s Jays are back in mass. In the winter, the majority of them do a down slope migration to warmer haunts. But once the spring equinox occurs, back up they come. As the time gets closer to start a nest, the males are quite spectacular like this one individual. We had a snow today and that big, soft, overcast light was perfect to give them a little attention, especially with their lookin so good. Shooting from my desk, I just watch until a gorgeous individual appears and then simply go click. Their blue stripes in the crown are simply…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • It’s not heavy, it’s my Nikon D4S

    David Cardinal
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    With apologies to various rock legends for ripping off their song title, that’s how I felt after shooting a concert yesterday with a review Nikon D4S. I wanted to stress the low-light shooting capability of the camera, so I deliberately brought a slower zoom (my really handy Nikon 70-200mm f/4 AF-S). That allowed me to be a little more maneuverable in the crowd, but forced me to bump my ISO way up. I picked ISO 25600 (I probably could have survived with half that, but I wanted to really push the envelope). In any case, the Nikon D4S delivered in three really major ways: read more
  • Lightroom goes mobile: Hands-on with Lightroom for the iPad

    David Cardinal
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Adobe has taken Lightroom mobile, announcing a highly simplified version for the iPad that syncs seamlessly with your main computer’s Lightroom collections. It is well-designed and a joy to use. I’ve been working with it for the last week, and have posted my hands-on review on Extremetech. Frankly, the tablet I carry every day isn’t an iPad (it’s a Samsung Note 10.1 2014 Edition), but Lightroom mobile is one of the first apps that’s tempted me to bring an iPad along as well. It’s free to get started for anyone with a Creative Cloud or Photographer Program subscription from Adobe…
  • Wacom’s Cintiq Companion: Hands-on with the all-in-one mobile darkroom for pros

    David Cardinal
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    I’ve been using a Wacom Cintiq Companion off and on for the last few weeks to do my image review & editing. It is a gorgeous – expensive – Wacom-enabled 12” Windows 8.1 tablet that can run full-on Adobe Creative Suite applications. read more
  • Does 9300 = 400? Rumored Nikon D9300 may be the long-awaited Nikon D400

    David Cardinal
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Along with the Yeti and UFOs, the Nikon D400 has been long-rumored and much-anticipated. read more
  • Nikon agrees to give new cameras in cases where a D600 can't be fixed

    David Cardinal
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Nikon has gone another step -- beyond offering to replace the shutters in any D600s that are experiencing sensor spotting -- by saying it will provide a brand new camera to any owners who have had their cameras serviced "" and still have issues. read more
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    The DAM Book

  • ASMP DC Tuesday the 22nd

    Peter Krogh
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    I’m speaking at ASMP DC Tuesday night with Tom Kennedy. We’ll be looking at the current state of social media for photographers. This will include some of the issues I’m writing about here, follow up on The Instagram Papers,  and  strategy recommendations for making use of social media. We hope to get some good engagement from the crowd – discussing of what’s working, effective tools and creating a social media strategy. Come out to CDIA in Georgetown from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm. $10/ASMP members, $20/ Non-members, $5/Students. www.simplesharebuttons.comShare...
  • UGC and PGC

    Peter Krogh
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    As I outlined previously in The Fire Hose, there is a flood of User Generated Content (UGC) being redirected for editorial and marketing purposes. The flood waters are rising constantly, as new services come on line to collect the content, mine it and monetize it. Even though this will be transformational in the photo and communication realms, it does not mean the end of Professionally Generated Content (PGC). In fact, most editorial, marketing and advertising efforts will need a combination of both. Let me outline how I see the relationship between UGC and PGC. I’ll also take a quick…
  • What’s a Multimedia eBook?

    Peter Krogh
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    As I’ve been presenting to audiences recently, I’ve realized that the books we’re producing are a bit mysterious to some. Most people don’t have experience with true multimedia publications. While some eBooks will have “bonus video”, few are created from the ground-up to integrate both text and multimedia as a seamless experience. Right now, we have two books in this category: Organizing Your Photos and Multi-Catalog Workflow. I’ve made a short video (1:24) that helps explain what we’re producing. I’m sure this will be a common media type…
  • Lightroom mobile now available – eBook Too!

    Peter Krogh
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Adobe has just released the first version of Lightroom mobile. This allows integration between a Lightroom catalog and your iPad, as well as publication to a website, as shown above. This screenshot shows the same collection, this time on the iPad. On the iPad, Lightroom mobile enables a two-way workflow between desktop and tablet. You can export photos to the iPad, and then make adjustments, set flags and add to collections. Changes you make on the iPad get synced back to the main catalog on your computer. And here you can see the Develop tools at the bottom of the screen. Once you make…
  • April Newsletter Available

    Peter Krogh
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    We’ve published our April Newsletter. It has special offers, links to the most important blog posts, news about upcoming appearances and more. Click the link to go to a web version, or sign up here to make sure you get notified by email. You can also sign up to get blog posts by clicking the Sign Me Up button at right. www.simplesharebuttons.comShare...
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  • Slugline Birthday Sale

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:16 am
    From the Slugline blog: Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of Slugline’s launch. For Clinton and I, It’s been an amazing year of building and using the app. By far the best part of the experience has been the amazing screenwriting community, more and more of whom embrace Fountain and Slugline with open arms every day. The feedback you’ve given us has helped make Slugline better than we ever could on our own. Your unanimously 5-star ratings and reviews have given us something to be proud of for sure, but we have so much more work to do. But for now,…
  • Lightroom Mobile

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Adobe has released Lightroom mobile, an iPad companion app for Lightroom that syncs with your desktop catalog via Creative Cloud. Is it the mobile companion app to Lightroom I asked for two years ago? Not exactly. It’s both much more, and a little less. Lightroom mobile is based on the rather remarkable achievement of running the entire Adobe Camera Raw engine on your mobile device. This, combined with the recent addition of lightly-compressed proxies to the DNG format, means that Lightroom mobile can accurately edit the full range of values in your raw originals, and then sync those…
  • Slugline 1.0.6

    27 Mar 2014 | 11:21 am
    From the Slugline blog: Slugline 1.0.6 is available now on the App Store. This is mostly what we call a “maintenance release,” where we fix all the great bugs you found in our last big update. But we also added something kinda big, which is support for Fountain 1.1 The free demo has also been updated with the new features and fixes.
  • The Frame’s the Thing

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:04 pm
    Photo by Kenneth Lu “The most important thing in art is The Frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively—because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a ‘box’ around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall?” – Frank Zappa At this year’s CinemaCon, projector maker Barco has revealed “Escape,” a projection system that adds screens to the sides of the theater. Ted Schilowitz, formerly of Red Digital Cinema, demoed the system for me a few…
  • Red Giant Universe

    12 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    From the Red Giant blog: Red Giant Universe is a community that gives members access to fast and powerful free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual effects and motion design. Every tool in the Universe library of effects and transitions is GPU-accelerated, both Mac and Windows compatible, and works across multiple host applications including: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X and Motion. The Universe library of tools is continuously growing—new effects and transitions are added regularly, and existing tools are updated often, based on user feedback. A free subscription gets…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Ryan Schude’s “Them & Theirs” Featured in Slate

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:49 am
    Slate’s photography blog, Behold, recently featured Ryan Schude’s project “Them & Theirs.“ Photographer Ryan Schude’s series “Them and Theirs” is a vibrant, sometimes whimsical take on car culture mostly in and around Los Angeles. The project, which began in San Francisco in 2001 while Schude was studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, initially focused on people with vanity license plates. He put the project on hold and didn’t begin shooting it again regularly for nearly a decade. Although many of the subjects are friends or friends of friends, Schude…
  • Bob Martus Shoots President Cheese for HUGE

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Digital agency HUGE, Inc. commissioned Bob Martus to photograph President Cheese products for the launch of their new website, Art of Cheese. Head on over to the beautifully-designed website to find some recipes for their delicious cheeses! Photographer: Bob Martus Prop Stylist: Christopher White Food Stylist: Michelle Gatton For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: bob martus,…
  • Rapini, by David Bishop

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    David Bishop recently photographed some rapini from his home garden. With all of the recent sun and warmth this Spring, David’s garden is really blooming! Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: David Bishop, Food Photography, rapini
  • Home Goods, Photographed by Bob Martus

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    Bob Martus and designer/stylist Christopher White teamed together to create a photographic study of beautiful and unusual objects for the home, inspired in part by the above custom brass chandelier with blackened steel accents, created by White. Photographer: Bob Martus Stylist: Christopher White For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: bob martus, Christopher White, home goods,…
  • Tales from Red Vienna, Photographed by Zachary Maxwell Stertz

    Charles Ludeke, Glasshouse Assignment
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    SpotCo commissioned Zachary Maxwell Stertz to photograph Nina Arianda for the Tales From Red Vienna promotions. The off-Broadway show is currently playing at the Manhattan Theatre Club through April 27, 2014. Photographer: Zachary Maxwell Stertz For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Charles Ludeke Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 charles@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: Manhattan Theatre Club, Nina Arianda, Off-Broadway Play, Tales From Red Vienna, zachary maxwell…
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    A Photography Blog

  • Tumblin’

    Rachel Hulin
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Hey folks, I’ve got a new tumblr situation for new work. Check it out at Ciao!
  • Swan Song…

    Rachel Hulin
    7 May 2013 | 10:33 am
    Making new work. A sample.
  • Oh, hi. New work: The Swinging Series

    Rachel Hulin
    20 Mar 2013 | 7:50 am
    Yo. It’s been a while. I’m reinventing this space as a scratchpad for new projects and news and blatherings-on. If I’m lucky, no one’s watching. I’m tired of flying babies, much as they are fun, so I’ve been making portraits. Of folks on swings. A strange thing happens to faces on swings. There’s a sense of abandon. Who even came up with the concept of swinging, anyway? It’s playing around with gravity, just for fun? I love recreation. It seems too good to be true.
  • Breaking Boundaries: Manjari Sharma’s Darshan

    Rachel Hulin
    7 Jul 2011 | 8:06 am
    I realize we’ve had a bit of a hiatus lately over here on APhoBlog, but I’m pulled out of retirement by some really staggering work by Manjari Sharma. In this age of instagram and everythingshotwitha5D (which I myself am guilty of), it’s rare to see something truly new and groundbreaking, especially as it pertains to the photographic medium itself. Enter Manjari Sharma’s Darshan. Named for a Sanskrit word which means “sight”, “vision” or “view, Manjari’s new project seeks to photographically recreate nine classical images of Hindu…
  • elsewheres

    Rachel Hulin
    26 May 2011 | 12:59 pm
    If you’re in Australia, check out the amazing lineup (Soth, Ulrich, Stein) and curatorial debut of Stacy Arezou Mehrfar at No Direction Home at the Head On Festival.
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  • Return of Film: Snowy Sunrise at Gates of the Valley

    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:17 pm
    It’s been 10 years since I last took photographs with film. My backing a pinhole camera Kickstarter project, the Ondu camera, is what swayed me to take another stab at shooting film. The camera I chose from the project is a 6×12 medium format pinhole camera. It has an aperture equivalent to f/133 and a focal length of roughly 40mm (in 35mm camera terms).  I’ve never used a pinhole camera so it’s been quite an exciting exploration of a very primitive form of photography. No view finder, no glass lens, no CF cards, no histogram and being an extended piece of the camera…
  • 101 Landscape Visionary Insights Not To Miss – A New eBook & Video Series

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you love outdoor photography and are hungry to learn more from seasoned professionals then there is a great eBook and video series that has just been launched: 101 Visionary Insights. 10 professional photographers, including myself, discuss inspiring and creative techniques to improve your photography and get the most out of your time in the field. Download a free eBook with 10 tips today If you like what you see in the sample eBook linked above be sure to purchase the full ebook and video series for as little as $12. You’ll find insights from myself Jim M. Goldstein, Gary Crabbe,…
  • Extreme X-Class Solar Flare Is Erasing Digital & Film Photos Worldwide

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:01 am
    In a stunning event shocking NASA, the European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency the Sun flexed its power last night with an unprecedented X-Class solar flare (Update: some astrophysicists are contending it’s the first detected Z-Class solar flare). Unlike extreme solar events like the Carrington Event this solar storm has erased film and digital photos world-wide. Prints, film negatives and digital files have shockingly been affected equally being erased into oblivion. Neil deGrasse Tyson was quoted as saying, “The sun once again has humbled us with its power.
  • Moonbow Photographers in Action

    Jim Goldstein
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:01 am
    Most years I venture out to photograph moonbows in Yosemite National Park, but this year I’m wondering if conditions will make it worth while. The extreme drought conditions across the state of California have resulted in low snow levels across the Sierras.  While I’m sure there will be enough snowmelt to keep Yosemite’s falls flowing the question is for how long and at what intensity. We’ll have to wait and see if there is a great but short period to photograph moonbows or if a slow and steady melt will result in consistently poor conditions. Time will tell.
  • Haleakala Anti-Crepuscular Rays

    Jim Goldstein
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:08 am
    Anti-crepuscular rays appear in the sky at sunset above the shadow of Haleakala over the Pacific Ocean Sometime ago I mentioned my favorite view on the island of Maui is the 30 mile shadow of Haleakala at sunset. This past year when I visited I was treated to an interesting display of anti-crepuscular rays converging on the horizon. This happened just before sunset and the perspective effect of the rays converging on the horizon was quite a mind bender. Remember this was seen with the sun to my back as the beams of light made their way around the gigantic Haleakala volcano. The next time…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 228 - Marissa Roth

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Born and raised in Los Angeles, Marissa Roth is an internationally published freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer. She has worked on assignment for various prestigious publications including The New York Times, and was part of The Los Angeles Times photography staff that won a Pulitzer Prize for Best Spot News Coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and a number of images are in museum, corporate and private collections. A commissioned portrait project by The Museum of Tolerance/ Simon Wiesenthal Center, to…
  • TCF Ep. 227 - Karen Beard

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Karen Beard is a photographer and co-founder of Shestock, a new photo agency which focuses better ways to use stock images and photo assignments to connect to women. Created as an alternative to traditional photo agencies, this organization hopes to redefine the kinds of images that represent women in editorial, commercial and stock imagery.  Links:
  • TCF Ep. 226 - Robert L. Cunningham

    30 Mar 2014 | 10:40 pm
    A professional photographer for more than a decade, Robert L. Cunningham has photographed 9 heads of state, 12 prime ministers, 3 governors, multiple astronauts, cosmonauts, CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, renowned actors, musicians, and professional race car drivers, as well as service members from 15 different nations. His work has taken him aboard underway US Navy submarines, into zero-gravity in low earth orbit, and to more than 450 cities in 25 countries. The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum features a permanent display of his work. He has documented 132 missions as an embed…
  • TCF Ep. 225 - Cheryl Dunn

    23 Mar 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Cheryl Dunn is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who was born in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University with a BFA in Art History. After moving to NYC in the mid 80's, she spent a large part of her career documenting city streets; and the people who strive to leave their mark there from graffiti writers, artists, skaters, boxers, bikers, protesters, and assorted characters.  In the late 90's she began to focus on filmmaking, creating classic films about artists of her generation who have influenced the realities of urban life through their own work. Her films have played…
  • TCF Ep. 224 - Deborah Sandidge

    16 Mar 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer specializing in travel and freelance work.  Deborah enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through workshops, seminars and writing. She is highly respected for her ability to simplify challenging technical issues for her students and workshop/seminar attendees.  Deborah is frequently requested as a guest speaker for her unique ability to blend both the technical and artistic aspects of photography, and to enthusiastically share her knowledge with others.  She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Platte River Art Show – April 5th and 6th

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Platte River Art Show – April 5th and 6th Be sure to join me and all the other wonderful artists at the Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show, April 5th and 6th at the Lodge. I’m excited to display many of my newest works from the past year as well as some old favorites. It’s one of my favorite shows, lots of fun and I look forward to seeing everyone there! Mahoney State Park is off I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln.
  • Photo Friday: Nebraska’s Great Expanse

    21 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Nebraska’s Great Expanse Gilbert-Baker WMA is part of the Pine Ridge escarpment in extreme western Nebraska. It is so close to Wyoming, in fact, that the ridge that is furthest in the distance is the state border. On this spring day I climbed as high as I could on a rocky ledge and watched as storm clouds rolled through dropping rain and leaving everything a verdant green with a nice pine scent. Technical Details: Canon Rebel SL1, 10-22 ef-s lens, Singh-Ray Warm Polarizing Filter Gilbert-Baker WMA, Nebraska
  • Photo Friday: Badlands Before the Storm

    28 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Badlands Before the Storm On a warm summer evening as I was photographing Badlands National Park in South Dakota, I could hear thunder in the distance. As I continued to capture the landscape a patch of mammantus clouds began to creep closer. Generally associated with severe thunderstorms, I began to get my gear ready in case things turned bad and I had to leave quickly. Luckily, the wind shifted and the storm began to move away, just at the last light of day began to peak through the remaining clouds in the west illuminating the landscape. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 24 TS-E f/3.5L…
  • Saving Nebraska’s Sandhills: Another Setback for the Keystone XL Pipeline

    24 Feb 2014 | 11:19 am
    A small lake nestled in the Sandhills reflects the rising sun on a cool spring morning. Nebraska, it seems, continues to flummox TransCanada, Inc., builders of the Keystone XL pipeline. For those who may not have heard, Judge Stephanie Stacy issued a ruling that invalidated a bill that Nebraska’s Governor Heineman wrote that would have allowed the pipeline. Originally slated to cross the beautiful Sandhills, construction was moved to the east, but there is still a bit of the pipeline that still crosses a small section. Ring-Necked Pheasant I’ve been watching these developments closely. As…
  • Photo Friday: Remnants of Autumn

    21 Feb 2014 | 7:36 am
    Remnants of Autumn With eastern Nebraska lacking snow pretty much this entire season, I grabbed my macro lens and went on a hike in search of intimate nature scenes. While hiking through Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue I found some old snail shells scattered about on the forest floor that had been abandoned by their previous tenants. I’ve always loved showcasing the nautilus design and using it with close-up work. Technical Details: Canon Rebel SL1, 100 2.8L Macro, 1/125 sec., f/5.6 Fontenelle Forest, Nebraska
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    Photo Review News

  • Samsung Launches NX30 CSC in Australia

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Samsung Electronics Australia has announced the Australian availability and pricing of the NX30 Camera, which has just received the TIPA 'Best CSC Advanced 2014' award.
  • TIPA Awards for 2014

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    The Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) has just announced its annual awards for 2014.
  • Portrait Pro 12 Released

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    The latest version of Anthropics Technology's portrait retouching software includes a number of new features to provide more natural-looking results and greater creative control.
  • Plastic Camera Workshop

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The Ludlites group of plastic camera photographers will hold an exhibition of their work and conduct a free workshop on low-fi photography as part of the Head On Photo Festival, which opens in Sydney next month.
  • Pentax 645Z Unveiled

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Ricoh Imaging has announced details of the Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR camera, which features a large CMOS image sensor with approximately 51.4 effective megapixels.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Sigma 24-105mm f/4 DG (OS) HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:43 pm
    An affordably-priced 'standard' zoom lens for cameras with 36 x 24 mm sensors, which offers excellent build quality and imaging performance.
  • Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
    A fast and affordably-priced general-purpose, short-zoom lens for DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.
  • Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:23 pm
    A fast, moderate wide-angle, prime lens with professional build quality and imaging performance.
  • Canon PowerShot G16

    3 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The latest G-series PowerShot features a faster DIGIC 6 processor, Wi-Fi connectivity and some new shooting modes.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    The latest model in Panasonic's Travel Zoom range features a 30x zoom lens, integrated GPS recording, Wi-Fi functionality and raw file capture.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Light At Sea, Smoky Mountains

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Olympus E-M1, 150mm, 1/250 sec @f/5.6, ISO 200 I’ve always been inspired by the dramatic seascapes of Frederic Church and how he managed to capture the raw beauty and power of the ocean. Little did I expect to experience the same visual and emotional response on top of Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains. One moment I was looking at rolling mountains, and the next I saw a vast ocean rolling towards me with increasing intensity. It was a quick instant, but enough to point my mind and vision in a direction I had not noticed before – namely how to make an image match that mental…
  • First Light, Great Smoky Mountains

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    “Meaning is not what you start with, but what you end up with.” —Peter Elbow The post First Light, Great Smoky Mountains appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • Photo Journal: Simplifying Chaos in the Smoky Mountains

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    150mm, 1/250 sec @f/ 3.5, ISO 200 I’m in the small town of Townsend, Tennessee just outside the Great Smoky Mountains teaching a 4 day workshop next week. It’s a long 12 hr drive from my home, but thankfully I made it safe and sound. It’s always hard to leave the family for two weeks, but the internet makes the distance seem much less than it is, and I’m able to respond to “crisis” issues between my kids much faster. The tress are just starting to bloom. Redbuds are vivid and the dogwoods are at their peak. I always arrive at a workshop location a week…
  • Inside the Canson Paper Mill With the Olympus E-M1

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this year I spent 10 days in Annonay, France, a small city just south of Lyon, and home to the Canson  paper company. I was invited as a guest artist to their bi-yearly “Customer Days” event, where distributors from around the world come to learn about new products and attend seminars and training. As a Canson ambassador, I gave a daily presentation on how and why I use Canson Infinity paper, and shared my thoughts on the best ways to help and educate photographers about printing in general. A short drive from the resort where the conference was held is Canson’s…
  • A Simple But Powerful Exercise For Any Landscape Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    In my last post, I shared photographer David Ward’s take on making evocative images; how we should do more than just describe the landscape. We need to let others see what we think about a place, subject, or a moment in time. How to go about doing this leads to all sorts of questions, including whether it’s possible in a single photograph. Perhaps an approach that considers our mindset, goals, and what we bring to this creative process is worth considering. Connection and Instincts One of the things I slowly realized when I started photographing the landscape was that there was an…
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    Clouds 365 Project - Photography by Kelly DeLay

  • 4-23-14

    Kelly DeLay
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Amazing, amazing lightning show this evening outside of Throckmorton, Texas. I just love chasing around this area, always seems to produce beautiful storms. One of my all time favorites from the project! This is one exposure. Powerful!
  • 4-22-14

    Kelly DeLay
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Beautiful fair weather clouds in North Texas this morning. Only lasted for a couple of hours then they were off to the southeast. Getting ready to head up on the Plains tomorrow. Should see some big storms this week.
  • 4-21-14

    Kelly DeLay
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Storms started popping up all around the North Texas area this afternoon. I could not chase any of them, so I went out to capture this cool looking high based storm that was just developing. Nice updraft with a anvil overhead that just blocked out the sun. Made for some interesting contrast :)
  • 4-20-14

    Kelly DeLay
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Beautiful Easter morning in Waco, TX. The clouds were painting the sky as the kiddos looked for hidden treats. It rained off and on for the rest of the day, so I was glad to get this one. Hope everyone had a wonderful day :)
  • 4-19-14

    Kelly DeLay
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Beautiful day Waco, Texas. The sky and the clouds were great all day, with a mixture late this afternoon. The sun broke through and painted the sky with a little color. Love the scenery here!
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    Organic Light Pan

  • Still Out There?

    Youssef Ismail
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Of course I am.  Still wandering, still wondering, still marveling and chasing the light.  Still looking for that moment that strikes awe in my heart and reminds me of my place in this vast universe.  Sometimes its not anywhere to be found.  Then at other times it just sneaks up behind you and smacks you across the head and says ‘Wake Up Dummy!’.  And then there are those times when it can be seen coming from far off giving you the time to prepare to be wowed! Such is the case when an eclipse of either the sun or the moon is pending.  A few millennia ago seeing such an event…
  • Sparks Of Light – 3/13/14

    Youssef Ismail
    13 Mar 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The Earth is sick. It has a fever. And like us, we develop a fever when our bodies have been invaded by a pathogen. The fever helps accelerate our antibodies to exterminate the pathogens. Only now with the Earth, we are the pathogen making her sick. The Earth is doing what it must to survive. Guess who won’t? I suppose its true…you get what you pay for. Peace.
  • Sparks Of Light – 1/15/2014

    Youssef Ismail
    15 Jan 2014 | 10:24 am
    Mother Earth will perish at the hands of the greedy and will not saved by the bleeding hearts. This is so because the greedy love money more than the bleeding hearts love our Mother. The greedy will stop at nothing in pursuit of money and bleeding hearts stop when they die with no one left behind to take up the fight.
  • Sparks Of Light – 9/23/2013

    Youssef Ismail
    23 Sep 2013 | 9:24 am
    God takes care of children, old folks and fools, while the devil plays with the rest of us tools.
  • Speaking In Silence

    Youssef Ismail
    21 Sep 2013 | 4:29 pm
    Each month this lone natural satellite of ours cycles through its phases always returning to the waxing crescent and appears in its performance after the sun has gone down. Each month, it seems, that its performance falls increasingly on an ever growing number of deaf ears. Speaking In Silence Now you might be asking, how can we hear the moon when it is a visual experience? And to that I would reply, do we really hear with our ears? I had a teacher once who gave me advice. Be careful about what you do, people are listening to you with their eyes. In an age that is filled with imagery, actions…
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • Havana

    David Saxe
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:02 am
    A few weeks ago, I visited Havana, Cuba on a photo tour. That seems to be the only way Americans can visit Cuba these days but it is not entirely a bad idea. What was interesting to me was that we had an Itinerary of places to vista and photograph. There was a boxing club, […]
  • Ordinary People

    David Saxe
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
      One thing I have noticed about people is that whether they are up or down on the income scale, it affects their desire to photographed. Rich people are afraid—afraid of what I do not know but they are afraid. Usually, they decline the opportunity to be photographed by a stranger. I suppose with money, […]
  • Action is Sometimes Where the Action is Not

    David Saxe
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Deland is a small town in central Florida which I pass through either on my way to or from Daytona when I go to “Bike Week”. I kind of like the place but I am not sure why. This is the second time I have been here and walked up and down the empty streets […]
  • Hollywood Beach (Again)

    David Saxe
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
      Another sunny day at Hollywood Beach. I have been here so often, I don’t look at the beach anymore—at least not as often. Every now and then I look at the condos and hotels overlooking the beach. You never know.Filed under: Photograph Tagged: Beach, Florida, Hollywood Beach, People, photography
  • Thoughts on photographing during Daytona Bike Week.

    David Saxe
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:59 am
      Bike week can be exhausting and when it is hot, it takes its toll. This year I made two decisions when I came back for a second round at Daytona. 1. Wear a hat. 2. Drink beer. 1. Wearing a hat was a no-brainer. Since I don’t have much hair left on top, I […]
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  • Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

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

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

    1 Mar 2014 | 7:19 am
    By popular demand, we have developed a magnetic lightweight and rigid sunscreen for the Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air that sets up in seconds using a magnetic mount. The shade is made from 6061 aircraft grade aluminum with durable cloth hinges which is both very lightweight and rigid and creates a professional and clean sun shade unlike many of the clunky collapsable solutions currently on the market. The DigiShade Lit is available for pre-order now.  
  • Some of the Best Photos of the Night Sky and How to Make Your Own

    24 Feb 2014 | 8:09 am
    Fstoppers has posted an awesome article on how to shoot those great night shots with stars and the milky way. They even give good insight and where and when to shoot those shots along with the all important post processing. Check out the article on their site.
  • A Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment (and what to do if you get arrested)

    21 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    PDN has posted and interview with Mickey Osterreicher who is the lead counsel for the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association). He explains the laws that protect news photographers from police interference. He also offers tips on how to avoid confrontations with police, how to protect yourself legally, and what to do if you get arrested. Check the short but informative video here.
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • catherine & eddie

    21 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - catherine & eddie   Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - catherine & eddie
  • jenn & seth

    11 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - jenn & seth  Congratulations Jenn & Seth!  Thank you for having us at your beautiful destination wedding at the Sublime Samana in Dominican Republic!  We had so much fun getting to know your friends and family.  You two are too cute together!  We’re so honored to have captured your wedding! xox Michele and Andy Misha Media A big […] Chicago…
  • bethie & jason

    21 Feb 2014 | 6:25 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - bethie & jason   xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Forge, Vernon Hills, IL Photography: Michele and Andy, Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaids Gown: David’s Bridal Flowers: ArtQuest, ltd. Cake: Three…
  • lindsay & brian

    13 Feb 2014 | 8:33 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - lindsay & brian xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: Our Lady of the Woods Parish Reception: Rialto Square Theatre Photography: Michele and Andy, assisted by Bryan of Misha Media Benchmob  Designer of Wedding Gown: Paloma Blanca from A L’Amour Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade…
  • 11 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am

    11 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am
    Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography -   Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photographer | Destination Wedding Photography -
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Toil

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

    26 Feb 2014 | 1:40 am
    The photograph above was taken at an abandoned row of heritage style houses at Bukit Nanas in Kuala Lumpur. The image has a tremendous amount of detail in terms of light, shadow, colour and texture and I think highlights the amount of information or "data" that can be extracted from a photograph (or in this case a series of photographs) to create a final image that is close to what we perceived in reality with the human eye. I wanted to take this image as an example and describe a little of the process I use to extract this information from the raw images and create the final image above.The…
  • White Elephant of Bukit Kiara

    21 Feb 2014 | 4:53 am
    Bukit Kiara is a small jungle-clad set of hills on the west side of Kuala Lumpur bordering with Petaling Jaya. Surrounded by up-coming residential and commercial areas such as Damansara Heights, Sri Hartamas, Desa Sri Hartamas, Mont' Kiara, Taman Tun and prestigious sporting venues such as Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club and Bukit Kiara Equestrian Centre this small area of land has become increasingly under pressure for potential development given its strategic location. Bukit Kiara has numerous trails and paths originally used by rubber tappers and now increasingly used by walkers,…
  • Aperture - Potential Dangers of Using Stacked Images

    11 Jan 2014 | 8:37 pm
    All of my RAW master images are stored in my Aperture database as referenced files. This means that the original master RAW files reside on a separate disk system rather than in the Aperture Library itself, with my Aperture application itself and the Aperture Library residing on my main MacPro system disk. This has many advantages of maintaining your Aperture Library to a reasonable size, particularly when your image database system becomes very large. I have about 15 years of digital photos plus earlier digital scans of my 35mm and film camera photos stored in my Aperture system so the file…
  • Best of 2013

    30 Dec 2013 | 5:07 am
    With 2013 almost at a close it is time to look back and reflect on some of the key photographic moments of the year. It was a busy year indeed on the travelling front with 4 major trips to Cambodia, Nepal, Europe and China.----At the start of the year I was involved in an interesting photo assignment for a property development company who had major investments in Kuala Lumpur and in particular in the Mont' Kiara area. I prepared a portfolio of images of the Mont' Kiara area to highlight all the key facilities such as schools, shopping centres and sporting facilities as well as photographing…
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    Web Design and Photography Highlights

  • Join our Facebook Community!

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We would love to have you “Like” our Facebook page and participate in our Cutcaster Facebook community! If you are looking for images, post what you need so we and our talented artists can work to meet those needs! Photographers and illustrators, we encourage you to post your best work to boost your sales! Also, if you are building your own Facebook community, check out our Facebook-related images! We have icons, “thumbs up” like icons and more!  
  • Tech Tip: Using Curves to make a Photo fit your Style

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
    Photoshop curves is a powerful tool for photo editing and can be used to create greater contrast, change the color balance, bring more light into a photo, or darken it to change the mood of an image. Master it and you can come up with settings that mimic vintage film or other photography styles. Check out this detailed guide from the online learning community for photographers, Cambridge in Colour to get the most out of curves!    
  • Make an Crafty Project with our Pinterest Easter DIY Collection

    14 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We’ve created a whole board of fun Easter craft projects on our Pinterest page using our colorful patterns and Easter images. Make adorable baskets for your office or group, cards for greeting or invitations, and decorations for the Easter holiday.
  • Design 101: GIF, JPG, PNG, TIFF vs Vectors- What’s the Difference?

    4 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Why are there so many image file types? Because every file type has its place. GIF, JPG and PNG are best used on the web, TIFF files work best for print and vectors are the most versatile for editing the size of an image. Vectors can be scaled from tiny business cards all the way up to graphics on the side of a semi-truck trailer. Vectors can also be blown up huge and scaled back down over and over without losing the quality of the original. Most files (known as rasters) are made up of tiny dots or “pixels” and when you increase or decrease the size of the image, you’re just…
  • Featured Collection: The Timeless Romance of Sepia

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    If you color any photograph with a rich sepia brown tone,  the transformation is more than simply visual, it is emotional. Sepia evokes the past, with its nostalgic homage to vintage photography. It also has a dreamlike quality that makes even familiar objects and landscapes look as if they are from another world or another time. Cutcaster has a stunning collection of images soaked in sepia tones. Use them to heighten the emotion of your message, and connect with your customers through the romance and magic of sepia.
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • House Gecko

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    I found this Common House Gecko on the window glass pane of my house. It was foraging for insects at night on the other side of the glass thus showing me its belly. The under surface is beautifully... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oil and Water Abstracts

    Krishna Mohan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    When I asked for the glass baking tray along with two glass tumblers from the kitchen, my better half was surprised. Then when I asked for spoonful of olive oil, her surprise increased. Knowing my... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Orange-tailed Marsh Dart

    Krishna Mohan
    4 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    This female Orange-tailed Marsh Dart (Ceriagrion cerinorubellum) damselfly was sitting in my garden amidst undergrowth. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Image Noise

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Mar 2014 | 4:04 am
    Image noise is random variation of brightness or color information in images due to electronic noise produced by the sensor of a digital camera. It is the digital equivalent of film grain from the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Bagworm Moth

    Krishna Mohan
    21 Mar 2014 | 3:18 am
    I photographed this Bagworm Moth when I was testing Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 camera. Bagworms are a small family of moths approximately 1,300 species that make up the family Psychidae, in which all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images In Light

  • Lytro Illum

    Ross Murphy
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    Lytro announce a new version of their Light field camera, with a 30-250mm f/2 lens, that's right f/2, the technology is very interesting, but their last camera and sensor proved only a gimmick from a photographic standpoint, this may change that, they look like they may have something on their hands this time around. From the Lytro site:Product Features SensorCapture a deeper picture.LYTRO ILLUM’s 40 Megaray customized sensor, with Lytro’s patented microlens array technology, unlocks the ability to capture the color, intensity and direction of the light rays flowing into the…
  • New Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens

    Ross Murphy
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lensI never would have thought I would say this just a year ago, but Sigma has smartened up and now designs good lenses, with their new ART series DXO Test's show conclusively that it out performs most other lenses. So this only applies to the ART series of lenses, but its a good sign from a company known for producing marginal lenses, if I wanted to put a 50mm lens on my 5D today, it would be the Sigma.Buy it here at B and HReviewed at The Digital Picture RossImages In Light
  • Shooting an Icon - Yosemite

    Ross Murphy
    21 Mar 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Image: El Capitan and the Merced, 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, 16mm @ f/16. Larger ImageImage: The Merced River, 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, 16mm @ f/13.Larger ImageI have always wanted to go back to Yosemite, but I was kind of disappointed on this trip, perhaps I have seen to much of it in pictures ? at any rate the next time I return, it will be to the upper part that is less traveled, Tuolumne Meadows above Yosemite Valley, it has the beauty, less crowds and the wilderness feel that the lower valley lacks, a winter stop in the lower valley might be nice, if there was plenty of snow.Upper…
  • Getting Exposure

    Ross Murphy
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:48 pm
     Marketing, marketing, marketing, that's what is needed to get your photos published, I have put my work on a lot of web sites, from National Geographic to Facebook and dozens in between, including submitting the above shot to Yahoo weather. If you want to get your work noticed you have to work at it.Your shot at National Geographic got me noticed by them and subsequently published by them, here.I can't express it enough if you want to get noticed, work hard at getting your work out there. It will take a while, but if you have what it takes to stand out in a crowd and you market…
  • Adjusting White Balance

    Ross Murphy
    16 Feb 2014 | 10:44 am
     Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8, 44mm at f/9, 30 secGlobal adjustment to 9107K Larger ImageOriginal White Balance of 5950K, camera set to auto white balanceGlobal adjustment to 9107K local adjustment in Lightroom to sky of -28 I'm always pushing the merits of shooting RAW and white balance is a another reason to do so, the temperature of color is basically a layman's description and it can really only be adjusted in RAW. Light varies in temperature from cool to warm , an example would be LED light, compared to tungsten or midday sun to sunset, some times a camera can get fooled and…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Ash

    Rich Legg
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/4, ISO 100
  • Yeti on the Highway

    Rich Legg
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:50 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35mm f/1.4 lens – 1/340 second, f/2, ISO 200
  • Sakura Springtime in Kyoto

    Rich Legg
    19 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/600 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
  • Lunch: Looking Back

    Rich Legg
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    FUJI X-T1, FUJINON 27mm f/2.8 lens – 1/40 second, f/2.8, ISO 400 Shrimp head miso soup, served in a sushi restaurant in Tokyo. Delicious.
  • Cityscapes in Blue: Tokyo

    Rich Legg
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    FUJI X-T1, FUJINON 18-55 f/2.8-4 lens – 1/15 second, f/4, ISO 3200 Last week in Japan I captured the above cityscape of Tokyo from the lower observation deck of Tokyo Tower. The tall building on the far left of the image is Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, a 54 story skyscraper. It was April of last year that I took a cityscape (below) from the observation deck of Mori Tower featuring the Tokyo Tower. On this trip I sought to create the above image as a companion to complete the set – one image looking east from Mori Tower toward Tokyo Tower, and the other looking west from Tokyo Tower…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Using Flash: First Impressions Can Be Deceiving…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Join me at Gatorland for a ton of learning. If you want to learn to use your flash, you will not want to miss this one. Click on the composite image to enjoy a larger version. Click on the composite to enjoy the larger size. The Gatorland Short Notice Saturday Full-Day In-the-Field [...]
  • Round and Round…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The Streak Continues: 145 I published this post just after 7:00am Amsterdam time, about 1:00am on the east coast. We enjoyed another great morning at Keukenhof–the place is amazing, and then enjoyed a touch of Holland on our afternoon visit to Delft. Not to mention one of the best meals that any of us had [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Study the Masters: Ernst Haas

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:02 am
    Born in 1921 in Austria, Ernst Haas (1921-1986), like Saul Leiter born two years later, became known for his early work with Kodachrome. His photography was strongly graphic, emphasizing colour as a compositional elements and often using motion and reflections. Haas was a member of Magnum and a colleague of contemporaries Robert Capa and Henri Cartier Bresson. You can see his work and find out more on the website of the Ernst Haas Estate. Take some time to look through his work. Study the composition. Then poke around the website,  Philosophy By Haas is a particularly good read, as are the…
  • Personal Projects

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Mongolia series. 2012. Hasselblad and some old film. There’s a lot of talk among photographers about personal projects. I assume, by this, we mean projects that are not for clients, though I’ve tried very hard to never do a project that is not in some way also personal. Life’s too short. For me the key word isn’t “personal” because that’s assumed. If it’s not personal, don’t do it. No, for me the key word is “project.” The idea of a project is that it’s something specific, defined by constraints, and I believe very…
  • Composition & Questions

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    We often talk about composition as though its something that can be done right or done wrong. When you look at it in those terms photography is not about expression, but about following the rules. The best thing I ever learned on the photographic journey was this: there are no rules. None. Nope, not even the rule of thirds. No such thing. We make compositional decisions for all kinds of reasons, but if “following the rules” or “doing it right” are among those reasons, the resulting images will be just like all the others. They can be sharp, free from chromatic aberration, and made…
  • Study The Masters: Saul Leiter

    16 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    I’m starting a new series called Study the Masters. Short and sweet, it’s my chance to put you on to photographers from the past that have made our art what it is. Hands down, the best photographic education, once you know how to use a camera, is to study the work of others. This is my way of suggesting who some of those others might be. This week it’s Saul Leiter (1923-2013), a New York photographer who left us this past November. Saul was an eccentric artist who photographed and painted in the same neighborhoods in New York all his life. I love Saul’s use of colour…
  • The Visual Imagination

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:55 am
    A couple years ago I sat in a wheelchair in front of a painting, a piece from one of Canada’s Group of Seven, a landscape from the northern shore of Lake Superior. I could feel the temperature of the wind on my skin, I could recall the acidic smell of soil rich with pine needles, even feel the sun on my face. It was a turning point for me. I left wondering what I could do to create that kind of experience in my own photographs. That was the start of a journey I’m still enjoying, and a renewal of some of my passion for creative photographic expression that’s unbound by the…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Copyright Office Establishes New Fees to Begin on May 1

    Carolyn E. Wright
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office has announced a new fee schedule covering registration, recordation, and related services; special services; Licensing Division services; and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) services. These fees will take effect on May 1, 2014. The final rule establishing the new fee schedule was published in the Federal Register and a summary is shown below: This new fee schedule is the product of a multiyear process of studying current Copyright Office fees, evaluating the Office’s budget requirements, and considering public comments. While a number of fees, including the…
  • Congrats to our Winners and Additional Offer from Image Witness!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:37 pm
    Congrats to our winners of the Image Witness Giveaway! George Widman Scott MacQuarrie Patrick Lauzon The great folks at Image Witness have an additional offer. As Photo Attorney readers seem to be really keen on protecting their content, Image Witness is extending an additional offer to anyone that missed out. This will be valid for the next 3 days only (the offer expires at midnight, April 12, 2014 EDT) and only for the first 50 photographers who take advantage of this offer. If you signup for any paid plan and use the promo code (PHOTOATTR14),  Image Witness will give you 2 months…
  • Image Witness Giveaway!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The great folks at Image Witness have an offer for Photo Attorney blog readers to help them manage where their content is being used online. Image Witness is an image tracking and protection platform that is custom built for photographers and agencies. Image Witness provides the foundation of a good image protection strategy. Watermarking and other options are useful in attempting to prevent infringement but you still don’t know if you have a problem until you look online. Trying to manually determine where your entire image collection is posted online is an impossible challenge. Yet…
  • Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Carolyn E. Wright
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office’s February 10, 2014, Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in Washington, D.C., on March 10–11, 2014. Comments are now due by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on May 21, 2014. For more information, including the comment submission form, please see You just finished reading Copyright Office Extends Period of Public Comment in Notice of Inquiry Regarding Orphan Works and Mass Digitization! Follow Photo…
  • Copyright Office Posts Form to Request Participation in May 5, 2014, “Making Available” Roundtable

    Carolyn E. Wright
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a May 5, 2014, public roundtable for its “making available” study. To request to participate in a roundtable session as a speaker/participant, please submit the form available at to request participation must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on April 11, 2014. The Office requests that each participating entity designate only one individual as its representative on a particular roundtable session, although different individuals may…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D4s Vid BTS

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s the gear used to shot the Vid: Profoto B1 x2 (lighting) Avenger C-Stand Lastolite TriGrip (diffusion) Trigrip Holder Light Stand, Black – 6′ D4s 24-70AFS Elvid FieldVision 11″ Action Arm Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Tram TR50 Lavalier
  • D4s 1st Month – a Vid

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
  • Click2Click in the Big Apple!

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    14-15 June, that’s right, Click2Click is coming to New York! We just held our first one and it was extremely successful and we’re looking forward to keep the momentum going. This is a two day, very intensive course giving you the knowledge and confidence to take your camera and make those great images you desire to tell your story. We start in the classroom getting to know our cameras. We then go out for very targeted photography to make the shots to learn more about our cameras. Finally, we’re back in the classroom taking our photographs we just took into the Digital…
  • Welcome the New Ambassadors!

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Nikon USA today announced publicly the latest four, new Ambassadors (welcome to the family!) Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey, Blair Bunting and Doug Gordon. The Ambassador program is growing and our outreach extending so reach out to any of us, we’re here to help YOUR photography!
  • Back Up Slope They Come

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We know spring has sprung at our home when the Steller’s Jays are back in mass. In the winter, the majority of them do a down slope migration to warmer haunts. But once the spring equinox occurs, back up they come. As the time gets closer to start a nest, the males are quite spectacular like this one individual. We had a snow today and that big, soft, overcast light was perfect to give them a little attention, especially with their lookin so good. Shooting from my desk, I just watch until a gorgeous individual appears and then simply go click. Their blue stripes in the crown are simply…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Google Adwords: Made Easy

    21 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    We’re excited to release the first dates for the brand new free seminar series on Google Adwords: Made Easy.  These seminars are aimed at small businesses who wish to get started with Google Adwords, the world’s largest advertising platform. Google have just launched The Great Google Partners Adventure which has some great offers for advertisers to take advantage of and get started with their online marketing activities. Why not come along to our free seminar and find out how you can take advantage of this super promotion. Getting Adwords Certified.. We are proud and thrilled to…
  • Gangsters & Molls

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 am
    Gangsters & Molls Event was held at the Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club and was organised by Rocci as part of raising sponsorship for the Virgin Money London Marathon. The evening was truly well supported by the locals in aid of The Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity. Great evening, great entertainment and well done Rocci! Here’s a little video of the evening…. Events Inc. As always it is a pleasure to work with the team from Events Inc. We’d highly recommend Sonia & Brett for any of your events, be it a social one or a corporate one.      
  • Auto Awesome Photobombs!!!

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:05 am
    Do you love photobombing? Are you a serial photo bomber and want to create some celebrity photobombs? Now you can with Google+ Auto Awesome. This is all about fun & surprises which brings your photos to life. Whether it’s a David Cameron or David Beckham, earn respect & admiration from your friends with a celeb photobomb. If you have any awesome photobombs, please feel free to share it on our Facebook page. Happy Photobombing Image credits Google.
  • Calling All Parents…

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:13 am
    We are proud to team up with Leighton Buzzard NCT to bring you a fantastic Free Baby & Toddler Photo Competition worth £165! Just bring along your 0-5 year old for a fun mini photo shoot where we will capture your baby’s cutest expressions. You then choose your favourite image to enter the competition- It’s as simple as that! This Free Baby & Toddler Photo Competition is for everyone and not just for NCT members. To enter the competition, please scroll down and fill in the short form. We will contact you and book your baby’s photo session. Terms & Conditions:…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    5 Mar 2014 | 6:23 am
    At SF Digital we’re passionate about creating outstanding family photography. No matter how many of you, we’ll take memorable family photos. Regardless of where you’d like to capture your time together, family picnic, a day out, or even in the studio, we’ll take family photos that reflect you all. We believe it’s important to capture the true you, not a posed and uncomfortable shot. Here’s some of our family portraits from our recent photoshoots. Baby Oliver at only 3 weeks old – how cute!      
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    I Love Photo Blogs

  • Get Connected – Build Relationships to Drive Your Business

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Get Connected: Build Relationships to Drive Your Business is the ultimate career resource for wedding and event photographers. Discover the techniques high-end pros use to land jobs, increase their earnings and create a steady influx of new clients. Novices on the hunt for that ever-elusive first gig and established photographers can benefit equally from the information within. BE SMART, LOOK LUCKY The average photographer wastes a fortune on ineffective marketing, ignoring the one strategy that’s been proven to generate up to 75% of their income: networking. We all do it, but few do it…
  • Photography Business Secrets: The Savvy Photographer’s Guide to Sales, Marketing, and More

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Give your photography business an edge with these professional insights! There are already more than 150,000 professional photographers in the U.S., according to Department of Labor statistics, and thousands of serious amateurs are continually seeking to become established. Whether yours is a new or long-standing photography business, you have plenty of competition. Lara White has collected the best advice from her popular photography business website,, into this guide for your reference. She covers establishing your brand, defining policies, setting prices, creating a…
  • Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Photographer, author, and educator Roberto Valenzuela has a proven track record for teaching and explaining difficult concepts to photographers of all skill levels. His remarkable ability to break down complicated ideas into understandable, approachable elements that photographers can truly grasp–and then use their new found knowledge to improve their photography–made his first book, Picture Perfect Practice, a breakout success. In Picture Perfect Posing, Roberto takes on the art of posing. For many photographers, after learning to compose an image and even light it properly, a portrait…
  • Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography eBook

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Digital Photo Retouching, an inspirational eBook with lots of beautiful images, retouching tips, articles and a few illustrated text and video tutorials for amateur and professional photographers who edit their work in Adobe Photoshop. Keep in mind that most of the techniques are described and demonstrated in the video tutorials, don’t expect a lot of pages of text. This digital book is created for visual artists, and visual artists learn best from watching, not reading. Learn more about Digital Photo Retouching! This eBook is jam-packed with great retouching tools and techniques for…
  • CPP Exam Study Guide

    28 Mar 2014 | 12:38 pm
    “The Most Helpful and Inexpensive Study Guide for the CPP Exam.”  Planning on taking the CPP (Certified Professional Photography) Exam? Are you not sure what exactly what material you need to know? You’re in luck! The only guide you’ll ever need is right here, and I promise it will help you understand everything you need to know. Powerful Tools to Help You Pass your Exam A Full 100 Question Practice Exam Quizzes After Each Chapter Covers Chapters 1-17 of Photography 10th Edition Book (Chapter 18 is not on the exam) Complete & Outlined Exam Material Sidebar Navigation Menu…
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    Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass

  • Castle Wedding Venues in the South

    20 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Planning a castle wedding in Hampshire and DorsetThe post Castle Wedding Venues in the South appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Rhinefield House Wedding: Laura & Kim

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:47 am
    Laura & Kim’s wedding at Rhinefield House in the New Forest was great fun from start to finish. From the moment they met at the top of the aisle I don’t think they broke eye contact and stopped grinning through the whole ceremony (and most of the way through the day too) All through to […]The post Rhinefield House Wedding: Laura & Kim appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • New Forest Engagement Portraits: Ruth & Matt

    6 Apr 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Beautiful sunny shoot in the woodsThe post New Forest Engagement Portraits: Ruth & Matt appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Southsea after the storms

    6 Apr 2014 | 2:13 pm
     The post Southsea after the storms appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
  • Storybook Wedding Album: New Sample Photos

    23 Mar 2014 | 8:19 am
    A modern, luxury wedding albumThe post Storybook Wedding Album: New Sample Photos appeared first on Hampshire Wedding Photographer Amy Wass. Wedding Photographer Southampton.
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 04.15.14 – This is the 100th Episode of the DPE Podcast, Rick and Juan recorded this episode from live Photoshop world

    Juan Pons
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    This is the 100th episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast. In this special edition Rick and Juan record the podcast from Photoshop world in Atlanta. At the Photoshop world expo we recorded 31 mini interviews with many of the instructors and listeners of the podcast, each of these give at least one photo tip. Thanks to all of our listeners for their loyalty and their questions. We look forward to getting to our 200th episode. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 04.01.14 – In this episode of the DPE Podcast we have two interviews, first we have Peter Read Miller then we interview Jay and Varina Patel

    Juan Pons
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    In this episode of the DPE Podcast we have two interviews, first we have Peter Read Miller then we interview Jay and Varina Patel Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast…
  • DPE Podcast 03.15.14 – This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions.

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of the DPE podcast is all about your questions. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You guys have…
  • DPE Podcast 03.01.14 – On this episode we have two interviews, with Tim Grey and Trey Ratcliff

    Juan Pons
    1 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast we we have two interviews, with Tim Grey and Trey Ratcliff. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.14 – On this episode we answer your questions and we have an interview with app developer Craig Ellis

    Juan Pons
    15 Feb 2014 | 6:16 am
    In this episode of the Digital Photo Experience Podcast we answer your questions and we have an interview with Craig Ellis. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:22 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” keeping the order by accommodating the passengers. He is really only trying to make “more room” so more people can fit in. I am on my way to Flora Tristan, a small town located in the outskirts of Arequipa, surrounded by locals. Most of them…
  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Back in February I went to New Orleans just for a weekend. I strolled around this amazing city making photos mainly around the French Quarter and across the river in Algiers Point. Coincidently with my trip was the first week of Mardi Gras, ahhh!!!! Mardi Gras in New Orleans… The beginning of 2 weeks of Carnival and celebrations and while the more family oriented and traditional parades are running along Canal Street, many of the tourist activities centers on the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. This is where at night,…
  • Wandering in Lima | Peru

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:15 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this place justice; with 9 million inhabitants, this is not only the capital, but also the most populous city in Peru and one of the biggest cities in South America. Lima pleasantly surprised me, the cityscape presents a mix of architectural styles which juxtapose the…
  • Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:47 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from the trip soon, you can also follow me on G+ to see individual photos and posts and you can check the fundraising page and more details of the project here. The photos on this post  were made in the Shan Province, close…
  • Highlights of New Orleans

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:59 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Sharing some of the photos I like the most from my weekend in New Orleans. This was a short trip, unfortunately the second and last day rained really bad, so what I had planned for that day couldn’t happen, or let’s say it ended up in a different way. Despite the weather conditions I was able to make some images around the French Quarter, and the afternoon spent in Algiers Point was also great…  2 of photos shared in this post were taken from there. I enjoyed my stay, and left with the sensation that needed at…
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    The Discerning Photographer

  • Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

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

    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

    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…
  • Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    24 Dec 2013 | 7:39 am
    Fallow land and meter box, Pass Christian, Mississippi. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Another fruitful morning of shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The striking thing about this area is how omnipresent Hurricane Katrina still is, over 8 years after that massive and devastating storm flooded and blew its way through this fragile coastline. There are pockets that look recovered but vast sections of that shoreline that still look quite devastated, the live oaks and open fields marking the spots where homes used to stand. Katrina memories…
  • Christmas photography tips

    22 Dec 2013 | 1:27 pm
    Slowing down your shutter speed to pick up the overall room exposure, then using a bit of gelled strobe to shoot your subjects, results in a photo that captures the look and feel of the event. Canon EOS-1D Mark IV camera with 50mm f2.5 macro lens, 1/10th sec @ f2.5, ISO 400. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) One of the duties that tends to fall to you as the photographer in your family will be that of holiday photographer. This is never more expected than during the Christmas season. How to make actually decent photos of your family gathering, more than the expected lined-up group shots? Here…
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Flowers on DSLRs and Smartphones

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 pm
    I've a new flower photography workshop in May and I am trying something new: mixing DSLRs and Smartphones. So people know they also can photograph flowers with smartphones. As always, the most important element in each photograph is... the photographer.
  • Careful With That Polarizer!

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    While polarizers are great to reduce reflections and saturate colors, it is easy to overdo it in the heat of the action. So, beware if you use a polarizer in landscape photography, as most people do, to darken blue skies. Here are some simple rules to get the best results.
  • FOTOdigital: April Issue is Out Now!

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:43 am
    Réhahn's Vietnam is the top story in the April's issue of FOTOdigital. A view of Vietnam and its people by a photographer that has lived there for 7 years. This issue also looks at photography in Virtual Worlds, explores sky photography and looks at some new products from MindShift Gear and Think Tank Photo. Check it out now!
  • Book Your Daily Safari

    10 Mar 2014 | 2:11 pm
    April is a time for the wild boar piglets to be born at Tapada Nacional de Mafra. It is also a time to see the new born deer discovering the world. The right time for a unique safari you can book during week days, for a Iberian Safari made for photographers. Book yours from Monday to Friday!
  • In April, Dance On a Volcano

    4 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    On the 12th April 2014 I will lead a photo tour to take participants some 72 million years into the past, and Dance on a Volcano. It's a visit to one of the most unique geological places in the Atlantic Realm area, a monument we need to preserve. Photography can help to preserve it. Come and join me for a day of discovery!
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    Vincent Mistretta's Blog

  • Inspiration

    Vincent Mistretta
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    I had much inspiration this weekend. I recently upgraded my Nikon D700 to the new flagship D4s. I also spent the whole weekend outside which was a welcome relief to the horrible winter that I hope is now in the record books. My last bit of inspiration comes from my soon to be 98 year […]
  • Nikon 80-400, One Great Lens

    Vincent Mistretta
    28 Oct 2013 | 4:30 am
    I have been looking forward to this product update ever since it was rumored that Nikon was working on it. (Image courtesy of Nikon USA) I finally had the opportunity this weekend to take the lens out and see what it can do. I am very impressed by how this lens feels in my hands. […]
  • Molting Black Capped Chickadee

    Vincent Mistretta
    13 Aug 2013 | 4:00 am
    This is what the Black Capped Chickadees usually look like in my backyard. They are a fairly common species for me so I am a little curious as to why I never noticed them molting before. Below is an image made this past weekend. It was overcast so the birds colors do not pop the […]
  • Willet Chicks!!

    Vincent Mistretta
    8 Jul 2013 | 3:30 am
    I have been visiting this Willet nesting area for years. As some readers will remember I have had some close encounters with Willet chicks but I have never been fast enough to get glass on them….until now. One of the reasons I like this photographic location is that it enables me to use my car […]
  • Sunrise

    Vincent Mistretta
    20 May 2013 | 4:30 am
    Hope you all have a great start to your week. I also hope you get to experience some great sunrises this summer. I plan on being back behind the lens again this holiday weekend
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    Photography News

  • TeraBella Media Presents: The Human Hand Photography Competition

    Diana Topan
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    Photo: Linda GolobApril 15, 2014 /Photography News/ Our hands reveal so much about us and can expose so much about our lives. Our hands can reveal our race, gender, age, and our occupation. We work with our hands, communicate with our hands and help others with our hands. Hands can create works of beauty, and they can be instruments of destruction. Whether they are the young, unblemished hands of a child or the aged and weathered hands of an elder, TeraBella Media invites you to submit your best representations of the human hand.Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200…
  • 2014 Women's Initiative Grant for photographers, photojournalists

    Diana Topan
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    April 14, 2014 /Photography News/ The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women's Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.The Alexia Foundation's main purpose is to encourage and help photojournalists create stories that drive change. While the traditional grant guidelines put no limits on the subject matter for grant proposals, a number of proposals about women's rights in the last few years have been so powerful that we have been…
  • PhotoStack: Learn, share and win

    Diana Topan
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:06 pm
    April 7, 2014 /Photography News/ PhotoStack will teach the basics.  You'll share on their forum and compete to win awesome rewards  with increasing prize levels.This is your opportunity to become a member in April and share in some great rewards.  Sign up now to get first pick of PhotoStack's limited, pre-launch rewards.Building your photography skills and stacking the odds of winning in your favour.Cash prizes:First place: $500+Every 1 in 100 entries: $50Deadline: ongoingWebsite:
  • 2014 "Abandoned" photo contest deadline extended

    Diana Topan
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:26 am
    The deadline of "Abandoned" photo contest has been extended until April 18, 2014.Photo: Cindy VaskoApril 2, 2014 /Photography News/ PictureCompete presents “Abandoned.” There is something terribly intriguing with deserted structures. Perhaps we are drawn to the mystery of the past purpose and function of these buildings. Perhaps we wonder about the individuals who once occupied these dwellings. Possibly, as photographers, we are drawn to capturing the “bare bones” and the essence of a subject and allowing our viewers to use their imaginations. PictureCompete invites you to submit your…
  • Wordsworth Donisthorpe and the first motion picture of London

    Diana Topan
    24 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    Wordsworth Donisthorpe filmed London's Trafalgar Square traffic in 1890; these are the surviving 10 framesMarch 24, 2014 /Photography News/ Born on March 24, 1847 in Leeds, Wordsworth Donisthorpe was an English individualist anarchist and inventor, pioneer of cinematography and chess enthusiast.On 9 November 1876 Donisthorpe applied for a patent for the Kinesigraph, an apparatus 'to facilitate the taking of a succession of photographs at equal intervals of time, in order to record the changes taking place in or the movements of the object being photographed, and also by means of a…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • 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...
  • Happy Birthday Carter!

    31 Dec 2013 | 5:39 pm
    The latest addition to the McBride family....
  • Auto Photography with LED Lighting

    19 Sep 2013 | 6:47 am
       Auto photography with a strobe can be a endless process of trial and error. On a highly reflective surface, such as a new car, controlling acceptable hot-spots and reflections from flashes can be time consuming at best. Enter the constant light and Live View on the camera. In this series of shots a Neerwer CN-160, 160 LED video light with variable power recommended by Scott Bourne a while back was used. Adjusting the position and intensity of the light while viewing the results on the camera LCD real time for the desired result was a snap. The light was used both on a light stand…
  • Boys and Their Toys

    5 Jul 2013 | 2:55 pm
       Here is just another example of "Boys and Their Toys" I had the opportunity to shoot a few days ago. A good friend, aka "Blackie", brought his new Harley to show off. It wasn't scheduled as a photo shoot but I knew if I suggested we do it while he was here he'd be happy we did later.I was right!He ordered three 16 x 24 metal prints.
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    Black Star Rising

  • How Getty’s Free Images Will Overtake The Direct Marketing World

    Rohn Engh
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Marketing is the art of supplying products to people when you know their buying preferences. It’s an easy sell, unless you don’t know what they want. has solved the problem. The company owns millions of photos. They have figured out how to turn their massive old-school photo agency into a giant Internet advertising network. Getty Images (soon to be called by a different name), has devised a method of learning the preferences of a social site, blog, website or an individual. A lot of revenue can result from their simple formula. What’s the most popular entity on the…
  • The Day My Photojournalism Career Ended

    Rohn Engh
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yes, I am indebted to photojournalists around the world who dare to donate their skills, sometimes their lives, to bring me non-fiction reports on how it’s going out there. I am no longer one of them. In my early days as a wandering photographer, I fashioned myself to be a freelance news reporter with a camera (sometimes called a photojournalist). I had a loose tie with a stock agency called Photo Researchers back in New York City. I would send them finished 8×10’s and look for future checks to continue my first love: stock photography. Curiosity Took Me to Paris My curiosity about…
  • With Color, Less is More

    Ellen Fisch
    17 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    I learned to develop black and white photography in my college darkroom decades ago. Back then, we didn’t shoot or develop color photographs. Instead, we hand-tinted black and whites if we wanted to colorize our images. I learned a lot about values, composition, form and line in those days by using black and white rather than color to express my subject. Some Photographs Are Stronger with Monochromatic Tones I think that the architecture I remain focused on in my photography is well suited to the monochromatic palettes of black and white and sepia. There is a certain attention to…
  • How to Capitalize on Your Photo Addiction

    Rohn Engh
    3 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    How can you photograph only what appeals to you and still survive economically? Very often, a working photographer will say, “I’ve got to put bread on the table, so I find myself shooting subjects that will pay the bills, and these usually aren’t subjects that are of burning interest to me.” Making Money by Shooting What You Love IS Possible Thanks to the Internet, communication has fragmented the world of photobuyers into more accessible targets. Most photo researchers and buyers in the editorial world are specialists. They don’t stray from their specialty because they need to stay…
  • 3 Questions to Simplify Your New Marketing Strategy

    Susie Hadeed
    17 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    When looking at implementing a new marketing strategy into your photography business, or even evaluating current marketing strategies, it’s important to know what your goals are with the strategy. I’ve been re-evaluating some of our marketing over the past few weeks, and I’ve found three questions that are important to consider when looking at different strategies. What’s my goal? The answer to this question needs to be super specific. For instance, every marketing strategy I use is intended to bring in more business, but writing that on each one wouldn’t be very helpful. If I’m…
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  • NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 8 – G-Technology

    Nino Leitner
    20 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    In a new episode of our talk format ON THE COUCH, Greg Crosby from G-Technology gives us a run-down of their new storage products targeted specifically to the increasing storage needs of professional filmmakers and creatives. Their new Studio series was designed with the new Mac Pro in mind, both in looks and functionality: it supports Thunderbolt 2, uses server-grade 7200 3.5″ HDDs in a 2-bay (G-Raid Studio) and a 4-bay (G-Speed Studio) version with up to a whopping 24TB. The G-Raid Studio supports RAID-0, RAID-1 and JBOD, while the G-Speed Studio is a hardware RAID that supports…
  • NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 7 – B&H

    Nino Leitner
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Our lead sponsor for ON THE COUCH is B&H – a camera and accessories retailer everyone knows, in fact the largest in the United States. In this special episode, I talked to Gabriel Biderman from the marketing department of B&H, to hear about his impressions from this year’s NAB and the big trends that they notice (and which they have a lot more insight in as they know what sells best). Be it 4K, octocopter drones or camera movement – Gabriel knows exactly what their customers like. B&H has a huge superstore in New York (covering an entire street block!), where…

    Sebastian Wöber
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    This is the last of my videos for NAB 2014. It is a tribute to the people who attended NAB and all who followed our coverage. Thanks for your continued support and friendship. The equipment used for this video was: The camera of choice each year at NAB is the good old Canon 5D mark III. Ideal and compact for nice 720p video and shallow depth of field. I used the Technicolor Cinestyle picture profile. The lens used was the great Zeiss CP.2 35mm T/1.5 Super Speed that brought a very lovely and cinematic bokeh to the shots since I couldn’t control any lighting.   This was sitting on a…
  • NAB 2014 video – Larry Thorpe runs us through the new Canon 17-120mm Cine-Servo Zoom Lens

    Sebastian Wöber
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Canon didn’t release any new large sensor cameras at this NAB. Some people are unhappy, others rejoice that Canon takes their time to craft something relevant instead of throwing a spec sheet at us like many manufacturers seem to be in the habit of doing nowadays. While Canon stays silent on the camera side, they did present a very noteworthy piece of glass at NAB 2014. Their new Cine-Servo Zoom is one of a kind. Larry Thorpe is a true mastermind when it comes to cinema equipment and explaining the tech behind it. I was very honoured to get the chance to listen to his wisdom on and off…
  • NAB 2014 – ON THE COUCH – ep 6 – Zacuto, Rodney Charters, ASC & Bruce Logan, ASC

    Nino Leitner
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    This is a very special (sixth) 50 minute episode of ON THE COUCH, in which we had the pleasure of hosting my friend Rodney Charters, ASC, best known for his work as director of photography on “24″, “Shameless” and now the new “Dallas”, Bruce Logan, ASC, best known for his work on the original TRON, the original Star Wars films and Batman Forever, as well as the owners of Zacuto, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn – both of them shooters with decades-long experience in production themselves! Of course we talked about the new Zacuto products, their nice new…
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    Photography Life

  • Tamrac ZipShot Tripod Review

    Thomas Stirr
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Recently when I was investigating ultra-lightweight and portable tripods I came across the Tamrac ZipShot. This tripod is one of the most innovative, lightweight tripod designs to hit the market in some time. The tripod comes in two sizes: the TR404 mini which extends to 28” in height, weighs 9 ounces and folds up to 9” in length. The larger model is the TR406 which extends to about 44” in height, weighs 11 ounces, and folds up to 15”. Both models are weight-rated by Tamrac to support 3 pounds.As you can see from the photo below, the Tamrac ZipShot tripod is very diminutive when…
  • Weye Feye Review

    Guest Poster
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    This is a review of Weye Feye product (usage with Nikon D800 camera, iPhone 5 & iPad 2). Weye Feye is a wireless and remote control unit for a DSLR. This product is made by a company called “XSories”. I think this is a French company with a subsidiary located in Hong-Kong. Another device providing similar functionality (and known better than Weye Feye) is CamRanger. The primary reason why I started looking at an external camera control unit was pretty simple. Prior to purchasing and using the D800, I was using Olympus E-5 cameras (still use them). Olympus E-5 has a fully…
  • Not All Lens Filters Are The Same

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    The subject of using or not using protective lenses can invoke heated debates among photographers, with both sides often fiercely defending their choices. I am not going to debate whether it is right or wrong to use protective filters – that’s certainly a personal choice. I have been using them for a number of years now to protect my higher-end lenses and make it easier to clean lenses with recessed front elements (such as on Nikon 50mm f/1.4G / f/1.8G). Having had bad experience with purchasing a low-quality no-name brand filter when I just started photography (it was sold to me…
  • Why Zeiss Does Not Make Autofocus DSLR Lenses

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    One of the frequently asked questions by our readers when we post information on Zeiss lenses (which are often optically stellar), is why Zeiss does not make autofocus lenses for DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. As you may already known, Zeiss is currently making autofocus lenses only for two specific mounts – Sony E (for NEX / Alpha series mirrorless cameras) and Fuji X. This line of autofocus lenses labeled as “Touit” is limited to a few lenses at the moment, with full autofocus capability and compatibility with both Sony and Fuji mirrorless cameras. So one might…
  • The Question of 18-300mm Lenses, Part Deux

    John Sherman
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article is written in response to “The Question of 18-300mm Lenses” article written by Romanas Naryškin. I used to like my 18-300mm zoom – I called it my Guilty Pleasure Lens (GPL). It was hands-down the most fun lens I ever shot with. When I wanted to just go out on an adventure outside and had no idea what I’d run into, instead of grabbing my FX body, my 16-35mm zoom, 50mm prime, 105mm macro, 80-400mm zoom and of course a manservant to carry all that gear, I’d grab GPL and my D7000 and blast on down the trail. Sure GPL wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two

    David Leland Hyde
    2 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Two: Across The Misty Ranching Highlands Jones Creek In Jones Hole, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 by David Leland Hyde. Archival Chromogenic Prints Available.  Arrival In Vernal, Departure For Dinosaur (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part One.”) Even with sporadic rain and spring virgas dotting the horizon, the high open mountain passes of Rocky Mountain National Park, shining with stark beauty, already felt dry like the deserts of the interior and Western side of Colorado. Coming from the…
  • This Land Is Our Land: Philip Hyde And The American Wilderness EXTENDED

    David Leland Hyde
    28 Feb 2014 | 11:13 am
    El Capitan, Clouds, Fall, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, copyright 1973 by Philip Hyde. A giant 32×40 archival print of El Capitan, Clouds greets visitors to This Land Is Our Land exhibition. This Land Is Our Land Philip Hyde and the American Wilderness Show Extended through March 18, 2014 Due to popular demand, we have extended the Philip Hyde show another two weeks, until March 18. We look forward to seeing you in the gallery. Philip Hyde (1921-2006) dedicated his life to photographing and defending the western American wilderness, working with the…
  • The Art Of Vision: Outdoor Photographer Magazine Article By David Leland Hyde

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Feb 2014 | 5:24 am
    The Art Of Vision Learn to connect with the landscape like the great masters Ansel Adams, Minor White, Philip Hyde and others By David Leland Hyde, Photography By Philip Hyde And David Leland Hyde Original Proposed Article Title: Minor White, Philip Hyde and His Schoolmates on The Art Of Seeing Expanded and revised from the blog post, “Imogen Cunningham, Minor White And Their Students On The Art Of Seeing.” My four page feature article in this month’s print issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, delineating how to more effectively harness the creative mind, bond with the natural…
  • Philip Hyde Explored Wilderness In Photographs

    David Leland Hyde
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:05 am
    Philip Hyde Speaks Out About Respecting And Defending The Five Deserts of North America By Jane Braxton Little Note: This article originally titled “Philip Hyde: Exploring World In Photos” by Jane Braxton Little appeared in the Feather River Bulletin on October 7, 1987 just before the release of Drylands: The Deserts of North America. Jane Braxton Little now writes for the Sacramento Bee and magazines such as Audubon, American Forests, Scientific American, Nature Conservancy, Sierra, Native Peoples and many others. She is a full-time freelance writer who travels the world on…
  • Golden Decade Photography Exhibit At Mumm Napa Gallery

    David Leland Hyde
    13 Feb 2014 | 5:42 am
    The Golden Decade: Photography at the California School of Fine Arts, 1945-1955 Mumm Napa Gallery Exhibition February 15 through July 13, 2014 Opening Reception February 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Mumm Napa Gallery Several artists featured in the exhibit will attend… RSVP  707-967-7740 Glacial Granite, High Sierra Backcountry, Yosemite National Park, California, copyright 1950 Philip Hyde. A 1950 vintage silver gelatin 5X7 contact print and two other Philip Hyde photographs will participate in the Golden Decade Photography Exhibit at Mumms Napa, Main Gallery. Smith Andersen North and…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine

  • Thoughts on school and the evolution of individual learning.

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    The Samsung GALAXY Tab 3 Kids is the tablet that grows with your child. With intuitive Kids Mode, parental settings and a great selection of preloaded apps, it’s the unique tablet for kids that parents will love. School starts back tomorrow after two weeks off. It has been amazing to watch the twins over the holidays as they continued developing their fledgling reading skills. I have been thinking a lot about education and learning lately. Back in my school days, we had textbooks and homework sheets and tests. Wash, rinse, repeat. I did not think it would be much different with my kids.
  • My Flickr Moment.

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    It is week 10 over on Let The Wild Rumpus Last. We all met because of Flickr. I have said it many times, Flickr changed my life.  Today they shared my story.  See it here on my Flickr Moment. Thank you to my virtual parent group (it wasn’t and still isn’t just moms!) for getting me through it all beautifully. Just the other day, Gemma was texting with Madame. How fast a decade goes. I did not just make friends, but my kid did as well.
  • A review of the Samsung GALAXY Tab3 for kids and a chance to win something handy!

    13 Apr 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Sponsored by Samsung and Nuffnang As I have mentioned before, I have been struggling with my kids’ addiction to technology as of late. I was on the search for some practical ways to control the screen time as well as how I could leverage their love, enthusiasm and natural talent for this sort of play into learning. Only Gemma had her own tablet though and the twins were left to a dvd and/or video games. Samsung sent us their new GALAXY Tab 3 for kids. I am already a devoted Samsung fan girl, so I was excited to see what their tablet was like.  In our family we are very…
  • Dreamworks comes to Melbourne

    12 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Week nine for Let The Wild Rumpus Last is here and I submitted a frame from my mom/daughter date with Gemma to the DreamWorks Animation exhibition at ACMI.  It is always such a pleasure to spend some one on one time with each kid. The kids love those outings as well since they don’t have to fight for my complete attention. After hearing that the kids gala would be a bit crowded and busy, I decided it might be a bit much for Kieran. I am glad that he stayed home as it was so loud and super squishy. We had a blast though and the throng thinned out enough for us to easily enjoy…
  • Trapping time in a rectangle. That’s what I do.

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    I am finding out that there is a moment around five and a bit when the baby really fades from the child. Sure, there are still other moments, but for the most part I turn around and see a kid where I could swear I just put my infant down.  Now, I don’t remember it happening so dramatically with Gemma. Then again, when she was that age there really were babies in the house. Two of them just learning to walk in the opposite direction of each other. I think I was a bit distracted. There are moments now with Gemma when I clearly see that her kid years are speeding towards teen…
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    Flak Photo

  • David Hilliard, When Lips and Skin Remember

    Andy Adams
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    David Hilliard When Lips and Skin Remember, Rontonda West, Florida, 2012 Website - David Hilliard’s multi-paneled color photographs direct the viewer’s gaze across the surface—allowing narrative, time and space to unfold. He draws from personal histories to create new, imagined realities. Hilliard has exhibited nationally and internationally, and is the recipient of prestigious awards including a Fulbright grant and Guggenheim fellowship. An artist and dedicated educator, he received his BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt), and MFA from the…
  • Emiliano Granado, Untitled

    Andy Adams
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    Emiliano Granado Untitled, Panama City Beach, Florida, 2009 From the Time of Your Life series Website - Emiliano Granado was born in La Plata, Argentina. His family moved to the United States when he was four years old to escape the political insecurity following The Dirty War of the late '70s. He graduated from Amherst College in 1999 and has studied at the International Center for Photography and School of Visual Arts. His interest in popular culture can be seen in his earlier work, At the Track and Beach Party, a study of motor racing culture and Spring Break…
  • Jillian Freyer, The Ritual

    Andy Adams
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Jillian Freyer The Ritual, Connecticut, 2012 From the The Four series Website - Jillian Freyer is originally from Connecticut and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Jillian will be completing her BFA in photography at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the spring of 2014. Jillian received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship for the 2013 Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Stephen D. Paine Scholarship and has had work featured in various publications.
  • Allison V. Smith, Mill Street

    Andy Adams
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:39 am
    Allison V. Smith Mill Street, Rockport, Maine, 2013 From the Maine series Website - Allison V. Smith has been a fine art and freelance editorial photographer since 2004 when she left her staff photography position at the Dallas Morning News. After graduating from SMU in 1993 with a degree in journalism, she worked for 7 different newspapers over a 15 year period. Smith's clients include: The New York Times, Garden & Gun Magazine, Texas Monthly , Johnson & Johnson, University of Southern California . Smith was recently commissioned by the Nasher Sculpture Center…
  • Ian Van Coller, Salamina and Sara

    Andy Adams
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Ian Van Coller Salamina and Sara, Vaalwater, Limpopo, South Africa, 2014 From the Limpopo series Website - Ian van Coller was born in 1970, in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in the country during a time of great political turmoil. His work has addressed complex cultural issues of both the apartheid and post-apartheid eras, especially with regards to cultural identity in the face of globalization, and the economic realities of every day life. Van Coller received a National Diploma in Photography from Technikon Natal in Durban, and in 1992 he moved to the United States…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Work Like an Amateur

    Chris Corradino
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:16 am
    To succeed as a professional, one must retain the spirit of an amateur. The literal definition means, "doing something for pleasure, or the love of." Thankfully, we don't need a dictionary to follow our hearts. When you are enthusiastic about what you're shooting, it translates to the viewer. Photography after all, is a universal language we can all relate to. 
  • Candelabra in Tuscany Wine Cellar

    Chris Corradino
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Working with high ISOs and a bit of flash can help capture situations that were once problematic. Stay tuned for my upcoming article on everything you need to know about ISO.
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:08 am
  • It's the Little Things

    Chris Corradino
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    Once the spectacular morning light vanishes, I turn my attention to capturing the nearly endless details of the surrounding sights. The FDR Memorial for example features subjects that protrude from a sheer wall. Rather than photographing this straight on, I used a wide aperture to create something more unique. At f2.8, the background is thrown completely out of focus. This brings sole attention to the face. 
  • New Article: Top Spots to Photograph in Washington DC

    Chris Corradino
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    If you've ever considered visiting the Nation's capital but are wondering "what are the best places to photograph in Washington DC?" Here are some of my favorites along with some practical and technical tips on the best way to approach it. Read the whole piece over on the PicsArt blog. 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • Northern Montana’s Hi-Line by William Albert Allard

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:54 am
    The earnest saga of farming and ranching in northern Montana began with a misconception that verged on a lie: free land, enough to feed your family! But the land wasn’t quite free, and it was far from enough. Read the full story on National Geographic View the full essay on William Albert Allard’s website
  • When the World Turned Its Back: James Nachtwey’s Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:38 pm
    In 1994 TIME photographer James Nachtwey witnessed the devastating effects of the Rwandan genocide. On the 17-year anniversary, the photographer looks back on the tragedy. Read more: TIME LightBox
  • In the Name of Jesus by Krzysztof Maniocha

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:04 am
    How do you praise your God? How do you pray to Him? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? Ghanaians believe. Posters and billboards advertising conventions, new churches, miracle prayers, religious matters of all sorts are spread all around Ghana. Pastors of every Christian denomination proclaim the Word of God in radio and television, in buses, street corners and market squares. Everywhere you can hear the word: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! His name and image are found in many contexts-often employed more in a magical way than as a personal approach to God. Self proclaimed pastors and prophets are another…
  • Revisiting the Rwandan Genocide: Origin Stories From The Associated Press

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Photograph by David Guttenfelder Under Stapleton’s leadership, Bouju and three fellow photographers at the Associated Press were awarded the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for their coverage of the genocide. Bouju had been in the field the longest: he remained in Rwanda for six months, until he was relieved by a young freelance photographer from Iowa named David Guttenfelder. Continue reading the full story on National Geographic’s PROOF Blog.
  • Veiled Truths by Hossein Fatemi (NY Times)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    30 Mar 2014 | 4:35 pm
    One day I was walking with a female friend in Tehran when she was pulled away by the police and held in one of their offices for a few hours. Her crime? She wasn’t wearing the proper hijab — the head scarf that, in some interpretations of Islam, women must wear whenever they are in the presence of men who are not close relatives. In Iran, the government insists that all women wear it. My friend was told to ask a friend or relative to bring the proper hijab for her to wear. Until it arrived, she could not leave. She told me that I shouldn’t just take photographs of wars, but that I…
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  • The traffic goes Vrroooom!

    Brian M
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:14 pm
    My initial reaction to finding out that I’d be climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia was that of pure delight. It was quickly followed by the wrath of a thousand hot flames when I was told that cameras were pretty much strictly forbidden. And then a calm wave of happy happy joy joy swathed over me like a favorite blanket when I was told that we had media passes secured, allowing each of us in our Topdeck Travel group to bring any one camera body and lens. For safety’s sake, there were always at least two points of contact between the camera and the…
  • These last few days

    Brian M
    19 Apr 2014 | 9:48 am
    Well, we’re in a full-on packing frenzy, trying to make sure that we take what we need and donate what we don’t. This time next week, I should be settling into my new home back in Portland, OR. I’m really thankful to be able to continue on with Google and work out of the downtown PDX office while also returning back to MTV on a monthly basis. All in all, it is working out quite nicely. I’m just really excited to be heading back to the city that I fell in love with and came to call home. Purchase this print
  • Celebrate Earth Day with #MyBeautifulEarth !

    Brian M
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Next Tuesday, April 22nd, is Earth Day and Google+ has partnered with the fine folks over at TIME to celebrate our marvelous planet and we want everyone to get in on the celebration. Just share your favorite photo(s) from your corner of the world here on Google+, tagged with #MyBeautifulEarth . Now thru Earth Day, the editors over at Time will be picking their favorite photos to feature on April 22nd and, trust me, it’s going to be very awesome! So get on with your sharing and tagging!
  • Forward movement

    Brian M
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    Day 2 since returning from 4 weeks of crazy travel – things are slowly starting to fall back into place. It has been great to reconnect with my colleagues here in the office and the jetlag will hopefully dissipate by the weekend. All in all, life is nice. I hope the same can be said for you guys! Purchase this print
  • Hooroo, Australia!

    Brian M
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Well, today marks four weeks since I had left the Bay Area for a whirlwind trip to Tokyo and all around Australia. During that time, I was able to meet up with some great old friends and take on some fantastic new ones. I even got to give a big hug to Gretchen Chappelle, a wonderful and artistic soul who I’ve known for a few years here on Google+ and was finally able to HIRL. I had the fortune of visiting some remarkable locations and even got to witness some of them under extremely rare circumstances. In all, it truly has been a memorable month and I sincerely want to thank Lauren…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • La Bonbonniere Revisited

    Lily Hydrangea
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:17 am
    When Ian was home on spring break, we drove into Manhattan for a quick visit to our old stomping grounds in the West Village. I've posted about this amazing NY food landmark before and I am happy to report it is still open for business and still serving its menu of quintessential New York (yummy) diner food.
  • My brothers and I in our Easter Sunday best

    Lily Hydrangea
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    It's hard to believe Forty something years ago my two older brothers and I posed for this picture. Can you tell which one is the rebel? 
  • Here she is...

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:52 am
    I took my cousin to the lighthouse at Fire Island on that glorious Thursday we had last week. She was visiting from Pennsylvania and couldn't wait to see the beach she used to play on as a child. We walked the boardwalk to the lighthouse and then took the path to the beach. It was pretty awesome.It's hard to believe that four mornings earlier we had weather like this!
  • A favorite trail

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Today is a gorgeous day weather wise and so was last Saturday at Uplands Farm where I spent the better part of the morning hiking. It seems like I was just here, but that was last December!
  • Until next year, flower show...

    Lily Hydrangea
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Last weekend I found myself in front of Macy's Herald Square at 9AM on Sunday morning. Unbeknownst to me, it was the last day of their flower show. If you look at the reflection in the picture below, you can see one of New York's busiest intersections is nearly empty - so I got to enjoy Macy's windows without the crowds. It was a beautiful sunny morning.
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  • Projects

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    What does one do when a self-contained project appears completed?  Or at least completed enough that it can stand alone now even if more were added later?  This is an important question if one of your goals is to get your work ‘out there’……if you want to get it seen. Brooks Jensen, the editor of LensWork, has commented on this issue many times in his writings and podcasts.  In the current era there are many, many ways to get your work seen by an audience.  In fact, any one person might choose to put their project into several different formats in order to have it…
  • The Things They Carried

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    Every so often I take the liberty of writing a blog post that has nothing to do with photography. This is one of those times. I recently finished reading a book by Tim O’Brien entitled The Things They Carried. It is ostensibly a book about the war in Vietnam. But it really isn’t. It is a book about war in general, except it really isn’t that either. It gets closer to say it is a book about what it is like emotionally to be a soldier in a war, but it really goes deeper than that as well. To me it is a book about dealing with the unfathomable, not only in war, but in life. And…
  • Quick Quotes: Edward Weston

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:37 am
    “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” Edward Weston I know there are those of you out there who eschew the formal rules of composition! Rules are there as guides.  They provide a firm foundation in what can work, but, once you get the idea, breaking the rules can open up new ways of seeing.  Edward Weston seems to think so anyway, and his word is good enough for me!
  • Photographic Personality

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Over time, I have been to many photographic workshops that I have really enjoyed. But several years ago I went one that was was the only workshop that I did not like attending.  And the reason for that helped me to understand a bit about my photographic ‘personality’. This particular workshop was about five or six days in duration, and during that time we photographed at Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and Canyon De Chelle.  What could be bad?  Well nothing really, as long as you like moving from spot to spot fairly rapidly and are OK with ending up being at…
  • The Artist’s Statement

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    The artist’s statement can be very difficult to write. It is often filled with artspeak that is incomprehensible to the average everyday viewer. I found myself wanting to write a very plain and simple statement to go with my black and white botanical project which I am calling “Floral Forms”. I wanted it to clearly state what the project was about without a lot of verbiage that would make the average “non-artist” viewer roll their eyes. The following is what I came up with. Have I succeeded? FLORAL FORMS One of the most prominent characteristics of flowers are…
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Learn How Gary Roylance Took This Photo

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:38 am
    “This is one of a series of shots for our friend and client Michelle Birdsworth of Ambyth Dachshunds here in the UK. He was a single puppy born by C Section on 4th March 2014. As he was an only puppy and his Mum was so ill Michelle wanted to mark his Mum’s bravery by documenting his first few weeks of life which he has spent under the care of my wife Lisa at our home. He was photographed in my home studio on 26th March 2014, his eyes have now opened fully and he is exploring his new world. We think he one handsome little fella and his name is Lance.” – Gary EXIF: Nikon…
  • Arches Photo Contest Finalists

    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their creative and unique photos showing arches in different ways and shot from unique angles. A big thank you to ThinkTank Photo for providing the awesome prizes for the contest and to guest judge William Innes. William Innes, is the principal photographer of William Innes Photography. His specialty is wedding photography in the Southern California area. He writes for several online photography magazines and blogs, and presents photography related workshops. William is currently a member of the Panasonic Lumix Luminary team. He is a member of…
  • Making Faces Photo Contest Winners

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their awesome funny faces in this contest. Another big thank you to Peter Hurley for judging the contest. Peter Hurley began his career in front of the camera modeling for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch. Due to his experience, technique and engaging personality, Peter has developed a forte of bringing out the best in his subjects. His talent has been shared with hundreds of photographers that have taken his workshop, “The Headshot Intensive,” and thousands that have purchased his DVD, “The Art Behind The…
  • Microcosmos Photo Contest Winners!

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the microcosmos around us. The submissions are fun, exciting, interesting and educative showing us details that we may not even know exist. The collection gathered within this gallery shows emphasis on detail, patterns and textures in an incredible variety of styles, be sure to browse all the gallery. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Kerry Murphy for her collaboration as a guest judge and for her insight and tips: Evolving your macro eye can take time and practice. Here are a few tips I’ve picked…
  • The Need Light Speedlite Tour Photo Contest Winners!

    21 Apr 2014 | 3:06 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the Need Light? Speedlite! Tour Photo Contest. Thousands of photographers helped us gathered an incredible collection of different styles and techniques to use light, specifically flash type lighting. The Need Light? Speedlite! Tour shows you how to master the techniques and harness the possibilities of small strobes. You will learn how to create beautiful and dramatic photos in any situation using only Speedlites. No matter what brand of camera you use, this tour will teach you about light: where to place it, how much to use, and…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How I Shot Tacos

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you thought about photographing tacos? How would you go about photographing it? Would you photograph them open or closed? Would you go about styling them with or without salsa? What about the background? The Light? In today’s post, we will learn one photographer’s approach to photographing tacos. Mexican food in general is very unique. Tacos in that can be photographed in many different ways. We invited Phi to share her photography journey and take us behind the scenes of this Taco photograph. She walks us through, in great detail, about her thought process, decisions she…
  • How I Shot Black on Black Food

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Black subjects on Black backgrounds is a tricky photograph to make.  Do you see how many elements in the photograph above are black/dark? Do you see the top right corner? In this post, Greg Dupree shares with us how he photographed black subject on black background. Read how he controls light and decisions he made for this photograph. About the Photographer Like most photographers…no matter what discipline they are in.. I think they still like to consider themselves artists.  It sort of came along with a natural progression. As a kid, I had a love for Comic books…I think my mom…
  • How I Shot White on White Food Photo

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 am
    White on white photographs have a unique challenge. Every piece in the photo is white or close to it and yet the subject should be differentiated from props and the background. Do you see the cheese? And the flower? And the spoon? In this post, Valeria Necchio shares how created this white on white photo. Learn about her food photography process, how she came up with this idea and all the decisions she made to get to this image. About  the Photographer I opened my blog in 2009, but didn’t actually start to publish any content until the spring of 2010. At the time, I had recently graduated…
  • How I Shot Ice Cream in a Can

    31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 am
    Photo by Ellen Frémont Ice cream is a very exciting subject. As exciting it is, it is also challenging. In this post, Ellen Fremont talks about how she went about making decisions for taking this photo. This post is focused on the initial decisions and shares how she choose mood for the photo and lighting decisions. Let me introduce you to Ellen her food photography process and how she took this photo. About  the Photographer Hello, i m Ellen Frémont (from Saveurs Vegetales). I’m fascinated by vegetarian cooking, by nature (In all its forms), naturopathy (traditional holistic…
  • 7 Dramatic Examples of Movement in Food Photos

    30 Oct 2013 | 5:21 am
    Copyright Michelle Minnaar {} Movement in food photography creates amazing drama. These photod are harder to capture and food and action tell a great story. Take a look at these examples of movement in food photos. Copyright Reluctant Gourmet {} Copyright Peter Georgakapolous {} Copyright {} Copyright Deborah Jones Copyright Emma Galloway {} Copyright Katie Newburn {} 6 Quick Steps on How to Improve Photography…
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    Jake Garn Photography

  • Synchronicity

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

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

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

    Jake Garn
    25 Apr 2013 | 7:34 pm
    I just prepared a short post on how I’ve found a market for some of my past images for members of the online photography workshop at In the meantime […]
  • Reflections on Shoot For Love

    Jake Garn
    18 Apr 2013 | 3:36 pm
    I have been spending a lot of time on the Shoot for Love project lately and haven’t been shooting much, ironically enough. If you’d like to participate in the latest […]
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Earth Day 2014

    Jayne H
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:59 am
    People saving whales,And giving your thanks to our seas.My respect to the ones in the forest,Standing up for our old trees.-Xavier Rudd, Better PeopleWhile in Sweden this past August,  I had the rare opportunity of photographing what researchers call the oldest living tree on Earth. This Norway spruce took root in the Dalarma Province over 9,550 years ago. Read more at National Geographic.With today being Earth Day, I'd like to honor its founder, former Wisconsin U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who started this annual event, on April 22, 1970, as an environmental…
  • Bog Beauties

    Jayne H
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you haven't received a copy of the March-April issue of the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, here's a view of our "Bog Beauties" feature.  It's hard to imagine, after this long winter in northern Minnesota, that several of these orchid gems could be blooming within 6 weeks.  In Jim’s public speaking, he often makes an analogy between this photograph of him blowing the seeds from the orchid seed pod and his photographs and writings.  Out of his thousands of words and images that have been published (or the 10,000 orchid seeds contained in the seed pod), he knows full…
  • 27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm

    Jayne H
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Jim Brandenburg- Brandenburg Gallery is NOT advertising for an office assistant position on Craigslist.  We are not opening an office in Sacramento CA.    If you see any advertisement pertaining to either, please do not respond.  This ad is NOT associated with our company in any way.   Thank you.
  • Winter's End

    Jayne H
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Winter's EndLate afternoon dusting on weathered moose skullLynx wanders through the courtyard at Jim's north woods home called Ravenwood;  photo was shot through the window.  It has been an exceptionally long cold winter with many record breaking low temperatures and snow depths here in the Northwoods.  But we live in Minnesota and we, as most northern states, claim the saying, "if you don't like the weather just wait a minute."A week ago, I made the two-hour drive down to Stoney Point on the north shore of Lake Superior.  This time of the year, during our last…
  • Medicine of the Wolf live on Kickstarter Today!

    Heidi Brandenburg
    11 Feb 2014 | 10:15 am
    Medicine of the Wolf, A Los Angeles based film about Minnesota's wolf hunt,featuring Jim Brandenburg, is live on Kickstarter starting today!View entire press release here."I am indeed proud to contribute my years of experiences, feelings and photography to Julia Huffman's inspired documentary Medicine of the Wolf. I have not spoken out publicly about this misguided and unfortunate wolf hunt here in Minnesota and our neighboring states; mainly because of disbelief that our legislature could be so irresponsible with continuing a hunt under the umbrella of science. It's not about science or wolf…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Spring Has Arrived

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

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

    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Bell We talk about the weather often here in MinneSNOWda. Here in Minneapolis, 2013-2014 proved to be the 5th coldest winter in state history. With record breaking snowfalls in all parts of the country, I'm glad to say "it's almost over". All over my city, people are active outside all year round. To help curb our cabin fever, St Paul hosts the Annual Winter Carnival to celebrate the changing of seasons. You'll find common activities like pond hockey tournaments, Loppet and cross country ski racing as well as some oddities like a fat-tire bicycle obstacle…
  • Don’t put your camera away when it’s cold outside…

    Rob Moody
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Rob Moody With some proper care and handling you can bring your camera outside to shoot even in the harshest conditions. From frozen landscapes to frozen waterfalls, there are numerous winter scenes that are just waiting to be photographed with your creative eye. Winter also provides an uncluttered canvas of unique possibilities due to its inherent harshness and lack of crowds. Far less people go outside in the winter making it easier to position for that ultimate landscape image of fresh snow. Whether it’s the combination of frozen ice alongside the motion of moving water, glowing…
  • Darken your foreground objects so they’re silhouetted against the background for impact!

    Rob Moody
    25 Feb 2014 | 5:37 am
    By Rob Moody I’m able to do this using the Overexposure/Underexposure Compensation mode, represented by a +/– symbol on a button near the shutter release button on most cameras (on some entry-level DSLRs and most point-and-shoot cameras, this mode may only be found through the menu). This mode can be used to brighten or darken the entire image by rolling a command dial, you can either take away or add to the exposure until the desired look is achieved. Rolling the command dial to the minus side makes the image darker and silhouettes the already-dark objects in the foreground against the…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Big Savings on SanDisk Memory Cards

    Dan Bailey
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto Got cards? Got fast cards? Got big cards? As cameras keep improving, RAW file sizes keep getting bigger, as do the buffer sizes, and you find that the older, slower cards don’t quite keep up anymore. Especially when shooting in continuous mode, which isn’t just for action. I love CH for grabbing the slight changes in expression when I’m photographing people. Right now you can save up to 50% and more on Sandisk SD memory cards. There are quite a few models on sale right now, so it’s a pretty good time to stock up. In my mind, the best value…
  • The Fuji X-T1 as a Pro Action Assignment Camera

    Dan Bailey
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:10 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto I just finished shooting a week-long assignment for a new client here in Alaska. The job involved a variety of challenging locations, weather and subject matter that ranged from fast action, outdoor lifestyle, portraits, running kids, extreme mountain terrain, and a host of other photographic situations that pushed both my skills and my gear. Of course, I took along my Fujifilm X-T1, figuring that I’d shoot it side by side with my Nikon D700. It seemed like a perfect opportunity to further test its capabilities in a very high demand assignment situation…
  • Lightroom 5.4 Adds Fuji X-T1 Support and an iPad app

    Dan Bailey
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto Last night, Adobe rolled out Lightroom version 5.4, which finally includes RAW support for the new Fujifilm X-T1 camera. They also announced a brand new tablet app called Lightroom Mobile, which now brings Lightroom’s essential tools to the iPad. Available only to Creative Cloud subscribers, Lightroom Mobile lets you export a collection of photos over the cloud, allowing you to edit, rate, and organize images on your iPad and then seamlessly sync the changes back to your desktop. The app takes advantage of Lightroom 5′s Smart Preview feature, which…
  • CLARITY, Photography Beyond the Camera Volume 3

    Dan Bailey
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:19 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto The latest issue of CLARITY: Photography Beyond The Camera has just been released and is ready for download. If you haven’t seen CLARITY yet, it’s a very well done PDF magazine that’s written from the perspective that photography isn’t just your hobby, it’s your lifestyle. Shooting photos isn’t just something you do in your spare time, it’s some that consumes your passions and plays a huge part in how you live your life. Topics covered in CLARITY revolve around creativity, deeper ideas behind image making, technical…
  • Springtime Aerial Photography in Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:41 am
    TweetFollow @Danbaileyphoto I love flying in Alaska in springtime. The first few weeks following the Spring Equinox usually bring clear weather to the Anchorage area, warmer temperatures and great warm light that hits the still snow covered peaks of the Chugach Mountains between 8-9 PM. For these reasons, spring is my favorite time for aerial photography; there’s nothing quite like chasing alpenglow in my little Cessna 120. I live pretty close to Merrill field, so if it’s late afternoon, and the skies are clear, I can head down to the airport around 6PM, preheat the engine with…
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    burn magazine

  • The Usual Chaos

    burn magazine
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    The usual chaos at a junction in Tehran. You gotta develop the skills to deal with the chaotic streets and learn how to cross them and make it to the other side sound and safe, all in one piece. According to a research done by UNICEF and Iran’ ministry of health, every 19 minutes, one person dies on Iran’s roads. Iran has the highest rate of fatal car accidents in the world, twenty times more than the world’s average.
  • Old house

    david alan harvey
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
  • sergiy lebedynskyy – Euromaidan (2014)

    burn magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:05 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 Sergiy Lebedynskyy Euromaidan (2014) play this essay   I couldn’t give any other answer to the situation happening in Ukraine except for this one. The feeling that I was missing something very important, which I had since the beginning of the protests in Kiev, made me come and look at the Maidan with my own eyes. This place had a unique quality – being there, you could find what you were looking for. Nationalists, or…
  • Too Many Baby Pictures

    david alan harvey
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:42 am
    I tease people about posting too many new baby pictures, and now here I am the most guilty. I can’t help myself. Well I always have photographed family and friends more than anything else. I have snuck pictures of my family and friends into many magazine pieces and books my whole photo life. Plus I was testing a new portrait lens. Seems to work. The beat goes on with Lyla, Michelle and Bryan.
  • Late Night

    burn magazine
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:41 am
    Mahshid share a joyful moment with her boyfriend, hanging out late at night in his apartment in central Tehran. In contrast to most westerner’s perception, it is very common in large cities in Iran for the youth to have relationships outside of marriage. Photo by@kianahayeri instagraming from Iran for @burndiary.#Tehran #Iran #youth
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • 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
    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 extremely visual and diverse locale, it is the perfect…
  • Maciej Pestka

    26 Mar 2014 | 8:30 am
    All images © Maciej PestkaBrad Feuerhelm rubs shoulders with Maciej Pestka’s self-published photobook The Life of Psy and gets a glimpse into a hilarious case of mistaken identity. Maciej Pestka’s The Life of Psy is a brilliant navigation between the borders of fame, photography, and the complexities of credence sought through images. During Barcelona Fashion Week in 2013, Korean-born, French-raised Dennis Carre attended a whole host of parties and events in which people throughout the fashion and beauty industry wrongly identified him as K-Pop singer, Psy of ‘Gangnam…
  • Kuba Dąbrowski @ Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Poland

    13 Mar 2014 | 8:42 am
    Piotr Drewko drops in on Kuba Dąbrowski’s solo exhibition at Walsaw's Zachęta – National Gallery of Art, Poland.Kuba Dąbrowski’s exhibition titled A Drama Feature Film of Polish Production is a vibrant attempt to create well-structured visual correspondence based on artist’s long and fruitful escapade with photography. Entering the gallery we are faced with a chaotic, yet pleasurable space filled to capacity with a vast number of snapshots and portraits from Dąbrowski’s past.Having read the curatorial statement we’re starting to grasp the principle narrative stream, which is a…
  • The Advanced Photography Intensive at Columbia University School of the Arts

    24 Feb 2014 | 3:34 am
    Our partners at Columbia University School of the Arts have announced its Advanced Photography Intensive, which aims to engages students in all elements of photographic practice and the development of a portfolio. A combination of technical tutorials, individual meetings with internationally renowned artists and art professionals (Thomas Roma, John Pilson, Elinor Carucci, Michael Spano, Susan Kismaric and Vince Aletti), as well as a series of seminars and group critiques, provide students with the tools they need to advance professionally and further develop the core elements of their…
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Pictures Of Spring Flowers In Oregon

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    Hey! Spring is springing and so are flowers. One of the neatest times of the year.The first photo here of a single Tulip is one of my favorites. The photo was captured at the Woodland Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon. This was kind of a get now on the ground type of shot.I spend a lot of time photographing flowers so, prepare yourself in future posts. Please enjoy! Images of Spring FlowersImages of Spring FlowersImages of Spring FlowersImages of Spring FlowersImages of Spring FlowersEnglish RoseImages of Spring FlowersImages of Spring FlowersMy photography can be purchased in many different…
  • Tulip Festival in Woodburn Oregon

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    One of the finest tulip festivals is in Woodburn, Oregon...the "Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm" Thousands flock to it every year when the tulips are in bloom.I spent two days photographing beautiful flowers at the Wooden Shoe. It is a gala event and it is an event the whole family can enjoy.The whole time I was there it was overcast. That's the best time to photograph flowers, not when it is sunny out.I always try to go when they are first open. I f you don't there gets to be too many folks wondering around in your photos.If you ever come to Oregon, make sure to visit when the tulips are in…
  • Visiting Jacksonville Oregon

    20 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    This is the third post, and last for now, on Jacksonville, Oregon. A quaint and beautiful place on this earth, whereas if you have been good and kind to others, maybe they will let you visit.The first two photos are of the Bluedoor Garden Store...does it remind of a "big box storefront"? I don't think so! This is a typical storefront in Jacksonville which just adds oddles of charm to the town.The third photo is of the Jackson County Courthouse built in 1883. The county seat has since moved to Medford.The fourth photo is of "Merci". The fifth and sixth of the "Magnolia Inn". The 7th...just a…
  • What To Do In Jacksonville, Oregon

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:59 am
    If you are in Southern Oregon, make sure you visit Jacksonville...a tad off of the I5 Freeway, north of Ashland. Then, do something different, get out of your car and explore.Here is the first post (Link) Jacksonville, Oregon !Maybe, even arm yourself with some type of a camera, walk around and have at it!There is absolutely nothing that is boring about Jacksonville. Unless, of course you are a mall won't find one of those.It's a historic town. A town that had redone itself, or maybe more accurately, preserved itself and has opted for charm.The Antique Furniture Shop -…
  • Jacksonville, Oregon

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:20 pm
    There are  a lot cool places in Oregon and, Jacksonville, located in the south part of the State, is one of them.It is a National Landmark with tons of neat old buildings that have been restored with pride. Just being in Placerville, California (Heart of California Gold Country) a few days earlier...have to say, sorry  folks but, Jacksonville has a couple of legs up. Armed with my Pentax and Canon cameras, I roamed the streets and photographed as much as I could...even in the rain. My lens got wet and I didn't notice it until I unloaded my pics to the computer. I can't get all the…
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    ezprints Blog

  • 7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season is a post from: ezprints Blog You can currently pick up 2 eBooks on Street Photography by James on sale now at SnapnDeals! If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter outfits and puts on their most interesting attire. If […] The post 7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season by James Maher appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the authorDigital Photography…
  • Breathtaking Surreal Photographs Taken With A $50 Camera (And 100 Ton Of Talent)

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Breathtaking Surreal Photographs Taken With A $50 Camera (And 100 Ton Of Talent) is a post from: ezprints Blog If you thought that it takes the last word in gear to create incredible work, think Again. Ukrainian artist, Oleg Oprisco uses a $ 50 Kiev 6C and a strong vision to create photographs like you’ve never seen before. Oleg was born in a the small town of Lviv. He spent some time as a developer [...] The post Breathtaking Surreal Photographs Taken With A $ 50 Camera (And 100 Ton Of Talent) appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the…
  • New Leica T Camera System For The Smartphone Generation

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    New Leica T Camera System For The Smartphone Generation is a post from: ezprints Blog Leica has announced the Leica T (701), a new mirrorless camera with touchscreen and built-in Wi-Fi. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzine
  • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Wins TIPA Award

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M10 Wins TIPA Award is a post from: ezprints Blog The Olympus OM-D E-M10 has been voted 2014’s best compact system camera (CSC) in the entry-level category by the TIPA. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – News
  • Behind the photo: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ cover

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:14 am
    Behind the photo: Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ cover is a post from: ezprints Blog About a week prior to Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon, and a year after the bombing at the 2013 marathon, photographer Gregory Heisler addressed a crowd of thousands gathered at the finish line. The group included runners, first responders and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, all ready to pose for Sports Illustrated’s ‘Boston Strong’ cover photo. Directing the crowd through a megaphone and standing on a raised platform, Heisler captured a portrait of 3,000…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • San Francisco Engagement Session - Winny and Terry Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    A couple of photos from a fun recent engagement session, Giants-themed, as all good things are! More to come soon.
  • Guinea Pigs for Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Okay, so no, these are not cats or kittens. But I think if you give these little pigs a chance, they might sniff and squeak their way into your heart. Especially once you notice how cute their little bums are!Also, their tiny little paws. And fingernails.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals (like these guinea pigs!) at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • Film Friday - The Presidio

    Jessica Mironov
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    A couple of film shots from a foggy evening in the Presidio.
  • Kittens for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Happy Caturday!! Enjoy these kittens.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cats and kittens, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at*
  • The Bridge

    Jessica Mironov
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:17 pm
    A couple shots from a trip out on the water this weekend.
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    Faded + Blurred

  • On Taking Pictures #104: Happy Doing What You’re Doing Right Now

    Jeffery Saddoris
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    This week, we discuss experience versus results and how process sometimes trumps outcome. Also, do photographers, particularly photojournalists, have a responsibility to filter what not to show? A listener question about placing a value on our work – why is it so difficult? Carl van Vechten is our Photographer of the Week.   Show Home on   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes On Taking Pictures – Community – Google+ Paris Photo Los Angeles 9/11 – The Falling Man – YouTube Lytro changed photography. Now can it get anyone to care? How The…
  • Figuratively Speaking: Jeremy Mann

    Jeffery Saddoris
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    There seems to be a growing trend towards hyperrealism in art, and while I have great respect for the technical ability required to do it well (such as here, here and here), I find often that it’s somewhat akin to watching special effects sequences in film – in that I find myself pulled from the narrative thinking more about what’s gone into creating the effects, rather than experiencing an emotional connection to the scene. Painter Jeremy Mann goes in the complete opposite direction, instead creating work that is incredibly visceral and evocative. I first became…
  • Five For Friday #105

    Nicole Rae
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:19 pm
    “You don’t make art out of good intentions.” – Gustave Flaubert When you first look at Katerina Plotnikova’s work, you might assume a lot of it is manipulated in Photoshop. There are images with foxes, snakes, bears, tigers, and many times her subjects are suspended in trees or by ropes in the air. Most of the time, however, the images have very little processing done to them. She works with animal trainers as well as tow-truck drivers, using their cranes to suspend the furniture and models. Her portfolio is filled with work that is both magical and surreal. [via 500px]…
  • Textus: Seung Hoon Park

    Jeffery Saddoris
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    Berenice Abbott once said “Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.” Despite the fact that digital is where mainstream photography is going, I find it both comforting and inspiring that so many photographers are still shooting film. In fact, while a number of popular stocks have been discontinued, film is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance; either by established photographers going back to it, or in emerging photographers experiencing the magic of silver and light for the first time. I happened upon the work of…
  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I would definitely  not want to be a judge in this year’s National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest – not with all of the fantastic work being submitted. We – at least I – tend to get caught up in the day to day minutiae of living and can easily forget what the incredible beauty and diversity of our little place among the Cosmos looks like. From breathtaking vistas of exotic lands to intimate portraits of the people that inhabit them, photography connects us like no other medium – it inspires awe and wonder, while at the same time allowing us to treasure both…
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    Love that Shot

  • Project 365 Success Tips for Smartphone Users | Nina Jensen

    Nina Jensen
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    In my fourth month of my Project 365 Photo Challenge, I’d like to share some motivational tips to help keep you clicking those daily photos. The key to success is to keep it simple―use your smartphone all the way from shooting to editing, […]
  • Using Your Photography to Make a Difference | Stacy White

    Stacy White
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Giving back is an important part of life, and being photographers we have a special way in which we can do this. You do not have to be a professional photographer to make a difference! With so many options and places that would […]
  • An Introduction to Neutral Density (ND) Filters

    Stacy White
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:31 pm
    There are so many things that we try in photography that make us all think, “what gives?” I’m not sure what subject you were trying to photograph, Jenny, but hopefully this will help! What are ND Filters? A neutral density – also known […]
  • (S2P) Day Five | ISO

    Misti Tracy
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Activity: Find a location with moderate light, not too bright and not too dark. Set the ISO to 100, adjust the settings to create a proper exposure and snap a photo. Then, progressively set the ISO higher until you’ve reached the maximum ISO […]
  • (S2P) Day Four | Shutter Speeds

    Misti Tracy
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:44 pm
    Activity: Just like we did yesterday, I want you to select a subject to photograph many different ways (preferably one with motion). This time, adjust the dial on your camera to Shutter Priority mode. Then work your way through each of the shutter […]
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    Outdoor Photo Gear

  • Review: MindShift rotation180 Panorama

    David Rosenthal
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    A Game Changer There are times when you encounter a product that changes your assumptions about how things work in this world. They can be simple, like intermittent windshield wipers. I’m old enough to remember the first time I saw them in action. Such a simple solution to something that anyone who drives in the rain has to face. At the risk of hyperbole, the MindShift rotation180° Panorama is that kind of product. I look at this pack and I remember shooting at Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley, and trying to change a lens. You learn quickly the first time you set your pack down on those…
  • Gura Gear Chobe 19-24L Field Review

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    DISCLOSUREFor the record I am a member of the Gura Gear Pro Team, and do receive bags for testing and review. However, I purchased all of my GG bags before my association began, and would happily do so for a future model.This post is not sponsored by GG. I like to keep things up front and honest, and I always suggest use what works best for you, that’s what matters most. Intro One of the things I rely on daily, whether heading to my local coffee shop to write, or flying to a workshop or event, is a good travel bag. In it I carry those extra but important things that help me stay sane or…
  • Westcott Apollo Orb vs. Photek Softlighter II

    John Adkins
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Just got the new Westcott 43″ Apollo Orb octabox for speedlights and I have to say it is one sweet light mod.  Since there are already several good reviews of the Orb out there, instead of doing a review of just of the Orb, I decided to do a comparison of the Orb with its closest competitor, the Photek Softlighter II.  Both are really nice lighting modifiers and while they have many similarities, there are a few noticeable differences as well.  Let’s check ‘em out… First off, in looking at the two side by side (please note, the pics are NOT to scale), you’ll…
  • Processing Images With Vision

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
    Ice Patterns, Hudson River / Olympus OM-D E-M1 , f/4 @1/60 sec, ISO 200, 40mm (effective) “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” - Peter Adams Processing Images With Vision A great print relies on proper processing and interpretation to achieve good tonal separation, rich gradations, sharpness, and what I like to call emotional impact. Every photograph you capture needs your interpretation, otherwise they just become a record of what you saw, not what you felt. For instance let’s imagine you’re enjoying a serene moment at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountain…
  • Indoor Flower Shoot Video

    Mike Moats
    11 Feb 2014 | 12:00 am
     Here is the image I shot in the video. There was no difference in the images with or without the diffuser. Here is a vertical of this tulip. I like this version better. Here I added the “Solarization” filter in Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4, and got a nice dramatic feel. Check out my first video Here   You can visit Mike’s blog and learn about his workshops here: Tiny Landscapes Mike’s eBooks are available in the OPG store here: Mike Moats Outdoor Photo Gear - Make the most of your outdoor photography adventures with instructional guides and equipment reviews by…
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    Photography Life

  • Tamrac ZipShot Tripod Review

    Thomas Stirr
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:56 am
    Recently when I was investigating ultra-lightweight and portable tripods I came across the Tamrac ZipShot. This tripod is one of the most innovative, lightweight tripod designs to hit the market in some time. The tripod comes in two sizes: the TR404 mini which extends to 28” in height, weighs 9 ounces and folds up to 9” in length. The larger model is the TR406 which extends to about 44” in height, weighs 11 ounces, and folds up to 15”. Both models are weight-rated by Tamrac to support 3 pounds.As you can see from the photo below, the Tamrac ZipShot tripod is very diminutive when…
  • Weye Feye Review

    Guest Poster
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    This is a review of Weye Feye product (usage with Nikon D800 camera, iPhone 5 & iPad 2). Weye Feye is a wireless and remote control unit for a DSLR. This product is made by a company called “XSories”. I think this is a French company with a subsidiary located in Hong-Kong. Another device providing similar functionality (and known better than Weye Feye) is CamRanger. The primary reason why I started looking at an external camera control unit was pretty simple. Prior to purchasing and using the D800, I was using Olympus E-5 cameras (still use them). Olympus E-5 has a fully…
  • Not All Lens Filters Are The Same

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:58 pm
    The subject of using or not using protective lenses can invoke heated debates among photographers, with both sides often fiercely defending their choices. I am not going to debate whether it is right or wrong to use protective filters – that’s certainly a personal choice. I have been using them for a number of years now to protect my higher-end lenses and make it easier to clean lenses with recessed front elements (such as on Nikon 50mm f/1.4G / f/1.8G). Having had bad experience with purchasing a low-quality no-name brand filter when I just started photography (it was sold to me…
  • Why Zeiss Does Not Make Autofocus DSLR Lenses

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    One of the frequently asked questions by our readers when we post information on Zeiss lenses (which are often optically stellar), is why Zeiss does not make autofocus lenses for DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. As you may already known, Zeiss is currently making autofocus lenses only for two specific mounts – Sony E (for NEX / Alpha series mirrorless cameras) and Fuji X. This line of autofocus lenses labeled as “Touit” is limited to a few lenses at the moment, with full autofocus capability and compatibility with both Sony and Fuji mirrorless cameras. So one might…
  • The Question of 18-300mm Lenses, Part Deux

    John Sherman
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article is written in response to “The Question of 18-300mm Lenses” article written by Romanas Naryškin. I used to like my 18-300mm zoom – I called it my Guilty Pleasure Lens (GPL). It was hands-down the most fun lens I ever shot with. When I wanted to just go out on an adventure outside and had no idea what I’d run into, instead of grabbing my FX body, my 16-35mm zoom, 50mm prime, 105mm macro, 80-400mm zoom and of course a manservant to carry all that gear, I’d grab GPL and my D7000 and blast on down the trail. Sure GPL wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but…
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    Dev Wijewardane Photography

  • Dark Bar-sided Skink - Sydney, Australia

    Dev Wijewardane
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Dark bar-sided Skink - Sydney, AustraliaFirstly, sorry for the prolonged absence. A new family member has meant that photography has taken a back seat to other more important activities. However, I was able to duck out for about an hour or so this morning and here are the results. I opted to head out with the macro lens and see what  I came across.More info after the jump.Dark bar-sided Skink - Sydney, AustraliaI came across a tree where large sections of bark had separated from the trunk and created a number of "hiding places" for insects. Closer inspection revealed the skink which…
  • R - Beef Rendang

    Dev Wijewardane
    20 Jul 2013 | 6:42 pm
    Beef Rendang with Cucumber SaladAfter a longer hiatus than we care to think about, we are finally back with ‘R’. One reason and the other have kept us from keeping to the weekly aspect of the Project, but we had never abandoned it in our thoughts. We’ve still got a list of recipes we are keen to try out, and despite all the interruptions in recent weeks, we will keep going. We’re determined/stubborn/pig-headed like that.We’ve been eyeing this recipe from Rick Stein’s lovely book of recipes from South East Asia for a while now and the timing of ‘R’ is somewhat serendipitous as…
  • Q - Quince stuffed with Lamb, Pomegranate and Coriander

    Dev Wijewardane
    12 Jun 2013 | 4:24 am
    Quince Stuffed with Lamb Pomegranate and Coriander “This is a stunning dish that we always go back to. We regularly teach a simplified version in our Saturday morning classes at Leiths cookery school in London. There, we don’t stuff the quince but just dice it and cook it in the sauce with the meat filling shaped into meatballs. We recommend doing that if you don’t have the time or the inclination to stuff the quince (it is a pretty hardy fruit!).”– Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi,‘ Jerusalem’More photographs inside.Fresh QuinceFrom the very start of the project, we decided to…
  • P - Pork Rib Racks Braised in Pedro Ximinez

    Dev Wijewardane
    2 Jun 2013 | 5:46 am
    Pork Ribs in Pedro Ximinez“Meaty, sticky, smoky and sweet – these braised pork ribs are fun finger food for carnivores. There is something primal about holding a bone in your hand and pulling the meat off with your teeth. Some people can do this with such style and panache that it becomes sensual.”– Frank Camorra & Richard Cornish, ‘MoVida – Spanish Culinary Adventures’More Photographs inside.There was nothing sensual about the say we tucked into these pork ribs! They were just too good to be worrying about style and panache. Being Sri Lankan, and comfortable with eating…
  • O - Octopus and Orange Salad

    Dev Wijewardane
    12 May 2013 | 5:55 am
    Octopus and Orange Salad“There are few animals as visually stunning as a baby octopus when cooked. Purple-tinged arms curl and twist into an eye-catching swirl that looks more like a sculpture in an art museum than a meal on a plate.”– Mark Sisson, ‘Mark’s Daily Apple’More photographs inside.We thought we’d try an ingredient we’d never worked with before for ‘O’ and enthusiastically picked octopus as the key ingredient without any idea of a recipe. Dev trotted off to the fish markets early on Sunday morning, while I flipped frantically through my cookbooks without much…
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  • ONA Bags : Brixton Giveaway

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    JD and I met when we were 17 years old. I look back at our prom pictures together and realize we've, literally, grown up together. We often laugh at the clothes we wore (JD used to don size 46-inch pants...I mean, really?!) and our hairstyles (I rocked bangs that looked like I cut them with a ruler). One thing I'm happy to say is that, with time, our fashion sensibilities have improved. I prefer to think I'm the avant garde fashionista of our duo, but one look at JD's pocket square collection and you'll know otherwise. It was a delightful surprise when seeing my new ONA camera bag, JD…
  • The WORKSHOP : NYC + DC + ATL + Chicago + Dallas

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Whenever I start a sentence with, "Wouldn't it be fun if..." JD immediately worries about my definition of fun. This happens because my idea of fun is creating a new project...and then passing off the logistics to JD. I like the thrill of ADVENTURE! CHALLENGES! and CONNECTIONS! without all the work that's required to make it happen. Over dinner a few months ago, I asked JD "Wouldn't it be fun if we hosted photography workshops around the U.S. and got to meet new and amazing people?!" To my surprise, JD smiled...and relaunched At first I didn't believe it could happen,…
  • Strawberry Farms Wedding : Christin + Brian

    21 Apr 2014 | 10:39 pm
    She walked into Strawberry Farms perfectly poised, floating much like a ballerina centerstage. Her hands carefully touched her wedding dress, her grandmother's tea ceremony dress, the crystals on lip of her shoes. If nothing else, Christin was ready. Ready to marry the man who unexpectedly became the center of her world. Brian's friends casually joked with him, recalling days when Brian wondered if he'd ever find "The One". He focused on his career and love for basketball, but nothing quite filled the void in his heart until he crossed paths with his college friend, Christin. She was…
  • A Penchant for Dramaticism : The Cactus Story

    20 Apr 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Last Friday, at a wedding we were photographing in Arizona, I stepped into cactus. Or it might have jumped out at me. Either way, it was painful (and really stupid). JD and I arrived to the bride's wedding suite to take preparation photos and I gathered the bridal details. After securing her dress, shoes, and jewelry, I walked outside to the patio. I climbed a small wall to shoot the shoes and jewelry against the gorgeous Arizona environment. Then I felt this intense pain in my lower leg. I looked down and then nearly fainted (JD insists I'm dramatic, but COM'ON!). I let out a panicked moan…
  • Should Entrepreneurs Promote Posts on Facebook?

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was wondering what your thoughts are on Facebook use for business. Specifically the trend in which you need to pay to have posts promoted. I'm sure you've thought of ways around having to pay for every post to be promoted in order for more of your fans to actually see it appear in their news feed? Cheers, Frenzied Facebook User Dear Frenzied, I love this question because I recently had a conversation with fellow photographers about this very thing. While we may see differently on the matter, I'd love to share my opinion, based on things I've read and personal experience.
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  • Early Spring at Niagara Falls

    Scott Thomas Photography
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    After a long, cold winter, Niagara Falls had built up a large ice pack around the falls and on the talus rocks at the bottom.  Last summer, I photographed the Bridal Veil Falls as people in yellow raincoats walked on the Hurricane Decks.  Last Sunday, the same area had ice packs from ten to thirty feet thick. Bridal Veil Falls from the Canadian city of Niagara Falls. Photos taken eight months apart. Here are some facts about Bridal Veil Falls: Bridal Veil is similar in appearance to the American Falls, starting with a vertical fall of 78 feet (24 m), followed by the water violently…
  • View 324: Season’s End

    Scott Thomas Photography
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2013-2014 season for the Syracuse Crunch American Hockey League (AHL) team came to a close last weekend as they defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs in the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada by the score of 3 to 1.  Jonathan Marchessault, number 18 for the Crunch, scored the last goal of the season at the 14:27 mark of the third period. Syracuse Crunch Jonathan Marchessault (18) shoots and scores the last Crunch goal of the season against the Hamilton Bulldogs in American Hockey League (AHL) action at the FirstOntario Center in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, April 19,…
  • View 323: Spring Sports in Central New York

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    The calendar has turned to Spring but the weather here in central New York is still fluctuating between it and Winter.  I photographed my first outdoor field lacrosse game of the season over the weekend.  The weather started out windy and cold with an overcast sky.  As the game entered the fourth quarter, snow started to lightly fall. Cazenovia Lakers Henry Mann (2) wins the face-off to start the fourth quarter against Baldwinsville Bees Luke McCaffrey (20) on Saturday, April 5, 2015 at Cazenovia, New York. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/2000s, f/5.3, ISO 800, EV +0.7, 310mm focal length,…
  • View 322: Spring Waterfall

    Scott Thomas Photography
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:30 am
    Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York taken on March 23, 2014.Nikon D700/24-120VR, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 32mm focal length, HDR image. Spring arrived last week as the Vernal Equinox occurred. Problem is Nature is far from done with winter weather in upstate New York.  I drove in and out of snow flurries on my trip down to Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York.  The falls were flowing well and even the ice around the plunge pool was starting to break up.  The cold air temperature required me to wear a heavy winter coat and winter photography gloves. The trek up to…
  • View 321: Hockey Drama

    Scott Thomas Photography
    17 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    A few years ago, North American professional hockey leagues added a short overtime period if a regular season game was tied after regulation.  During this five minute overtime period, the teams would only have four skaters instead of the normal five.  This would result in more ice for each team to score.  First team to score during the overtime period would get two points in the standings, the other team only one. Last Friday night, the Syracuse Crunch hosted Superhero Night.  Fans came dressed as their favorite superhero and Captain America dropped the ceremonial puck. Jon DiSalvatore…
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  • 10 great jukebox photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Jukebox A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually a coin-operated machine, that will play a patron’s selection from self-contained media. The classic jukebox has buttons with letters and numbers on them that, when entered in combination, are used to play a specific selection. The term “jukebox” came into use in the United States around 1940, apparently derived from the familiar usage “juke joint”, derived from the Gullah word “juke” or “joog” meaning disorderly, rowdy, or…
  • Lomography- Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    A simple guide to lomography. Use one of these common tools to try out analogue photography – it’s easy and exciting! 10 Golden Rules from ! Source : Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Aurora Borealis – A fantastic time-lapse of the Finnish Lapland

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
     Aurora Borealis An aurora (plural: aurorae or auroras; from the Latin word aurora, “dawn”) is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic andAntarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere (thermosphere). The charged particles originate in the magnetosphere and solar wind and, on Earth, are directed by the Earth’s magnetic field into the atmosphere. Aurora is classified as diffuse or discrete aurora. Most…
  • What is the Bokeh Effect ? – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    Discover how blurry backgrounds became an art form in themselves ! Source : Richard Neate Photography Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • My Instagram best pictures

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Instagram best pictures Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take a picture, apply a digital filterto it, and share it on a variety of social networking services, including its own. A distinctive feature is that it confines photos to a square shape, similar to Kodak Instamatic and Polaroid images, in contrast to the 4:3 aspect ratio typically used by mobile device cameras. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Cheyenne Foster and launched in October 2010. The…
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • What do wedding couples value most in their wedding photographer?

    G.E. Masana
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Every day my phone rings from brides and grooms looking for a wedding photographer. For some of them, they’re looking for anyone with a camera… and a pulse. For others, well, they’re a lot more discerning. They’ve seen their friends’ wedding photos and it’s made them realize: there’s more to want out of a wedding photographer than simply being very good around a camera. Here’s what wedding couples value in their wedding photographer: 1. Professionalism If you’re not used to dealing with polished professionals, there’s a world of…
  • The Secret Place for NYC Engagement Photos

    G.E. Masana
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Imagine: Having your engagement photos in a romantic waterfall setting. Or overlooking a French Gothic mansion. Or in an enchanted forest. What if you could have engagement photos in an exotic setting like that – without ever leaving NYC? Yes, these places do exist. I’ve come upon them in my travels, and I have this idea for you. Come with me now as I build a new portfolio series called, “The Secret Place.” Right now, volunteer to model for me and there’s no charge for the engagement photography session. In fact, when you volunteer I’ll also give you a $100…
  • How long does it take to get my wedding photos?

    G.E. Masana
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:58 am
    The wedding ended at 1 AM. Early the next morning, the exhausted wedding photographer, still half asleep, got a text from the bride: “Can we get the photos today?” Naturally, we all want to see our wedding photos a.s.a.p. Some wedding photographers do manage to eek out one or two the day after the wedding, quickly posting it up as a teaser on Facebook or on their blog. There are those photographers who do all their post production work (all the work they do on the images) in batches, applying universal treatments to groups of digital files at once, to get a fast turnaround of only…
  • What we crave from our wedding photos

    G.E. Masana
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    We spend increasingly more time in front of a computer. In front of a mobile phone or pad. Texting, tweeting and posting, without a word being spoken aloud to anyone. But we’re not really in front of those devices. We’re hidden behind them. We lose something in that process. It struck me while listening to Simon Sinek give a TED talk. He made a case for how there’s a part of us, a part of our humanity, that we’re losing. But it’s a part we need. In fact, we crave it. We crave human connection. We crave human connection in our wedding photosClick To Tweet – Powered…
  • The 3 Simple Steps For Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:12 am
    You’re doing your wedding planning. You’re choosing a wedding photographer. And to prepare yourself friends gave you questions to ask, on top of which you’ve made a list from wedding blogs. You’re looking at wedding photography websites and reading wedding photographer reviews. You’re ready to take copious notes as you meet photographers, do your due diligence, compare, but all the while you’re thinking: Oh my goodness – isn’t there an easier way? Is it this easy? Yes! Here’s 3 Simple Steps for choosing your wedding photographer.Click To…
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  • Activity in St. Augustine

    Mike Walker
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    A weekend photography workshop in St. Augustine, FL provided a ton of activity with busy nest building in the rookery at Alligator Farm Zoological Park. A fantastic opportunity to photograph different types of egrets such as the Little Blue Heron above. The St. Augustine area also offers some wonderful seascapes like the beach at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park with its marvelous green covered rocks. A drive down the coast south of St. Augustine is Flagler Beach featuring a pier that provides a great graphic counterpoint to the early morning sea and sandy beach. More images from this trip…
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Love in (Ancient Roman) Ruins

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
                                                                  Sam and Nathan (from Texas) studied abroad in Rome for a year a few years ago. Both are fascinated with Ancient Rome so we had their newly wed images taken in an Ancient Rome with structures dating back to BC 10- AD 113 – the Roman period of when Claudius & Trajan were emperors. The original red terracotta (the color of Rome) bricks make stunning backdrops:) Below are…
  • Engaged on the Quaint Island of Capri

    20 Apr 2014 | 9:20 am
    A fun Capri Engagement photographed throughout the quaint Island. Rachel & William, both from England, got engaged (and later married) in the most romantic in the World: CAPRI!                                      
  • Primavera – Botticelli Inspired | Gloria’s Spring Portraits

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:41 am
    Gloria’s spring portraits photographed around Rome. Inspired by the renaissance master Botticelli and his painting “Primavera.” A floral photography shoot with cherry blossoms & spring flowers.                                          
  • A Tuscany “I Do” in San Galgano

    4 Mar 2014 | 6:51 am
    Annabelle & John, both from Washington D.C. flew to Tuscany for their romantic wedding. It was an intimate wedding with family and a few close friends.Their wedding ceremony was held at the enchanting 12th Century San Galgano Abbey in the Siena region. They stayed at Villa Stomennano where they also had their reception. Annabelle is an architect, so her architectural eye chose strategic locations for her wedding… Make sure to enjoy the grand finale making of the “Millefoglie-Wedding-Cake” on site by a Tuscan Chef. Delicious:) Beautifully styled & planned by the…
  • A Tuscan Wedding Featured on Magnolia Rouge

    26 Feb 2014 | 11:08 am
    A lovely & fun wedding photographed in Tuscany featured on Magnolia Rouge. Click here to see full wedding post
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • How I Shot Tacos

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you thought about photographing tacos? How would you go about photographing it? Would you photograph them open or closed? Would you go about styling them with or without salsa? What about the background? The Light? In today’s post, we will learn one photographer’s approach to photographing tacos. Mexican food in general is very unique. Tacos in that can be photographed in many different ways. We invited Phi to share her photography journey and take us behind the scenes of this Taco photograph. She walks us through, in great detail, about her thought process, decisions she…
  • How I Shot Black on Black Food

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:08 am
    Black subjects on Black backgrounds is a tricky photograph to make.  Do you see how many elements in the photograph above are black/dark? Do you see the top right corner? In this post, Greg Dupree shares with us how he photographed black subject on black background. Read how he controls light and decisions he made for this photograph. About the Photographer Like most photographers…no matter what discipline they are in.. I think they still like to consider themselves artists.  It sort of came along with a natural progression. As a kid, I had a love for Comic books…I think my mom…
  • How I Shot White on White Food Photo

    4 Mar 2014 | 4:58 am
    White on white photographs have a unique challenge. Every piece in the photo is white or close to it and yet the subject should be differentiated from props and the background. Do you see the cheese? And the flower? And the spoon? In this post, Valeria Necchio shares how created this white on white photo. Learn about her food photography process, how she came up with this idea and all the decisions she made to get to this image. About  the Photographer I opened my blog in 2009, but didn’t actually start to publish any content until the spring of 2010. At the time, I had recently graduated…
  • How I Shot Ice Cream in a Can

    31 Oct 2013 | 4:46 am
    Photo by Ellen Frémont Ice cream is a very exciting subject. As exciting it is, it is also challenging. In this post, Ellen Fremont talks about how she went about making decisions for taking this photo. This post is focused on the initial decisions and shares how she choose mood for the photo and lighting decisions. Let me introduce you to Ellen her food photography process and how she took this photo. About  the Photographer Hello, i m Ellen Frémont (from Saveurs Vegetales). I’m fascinated by vegetarian cooking, by nature (In all its forms), naturopathy (traditional holistic…
  • 7 Dramatic Examples of Movement in Food Photos

    30 Oct 2013 | 5:21 am
    Copyright Michelle Minnaar {} Movement in food photography creates amazing drama. These photod are harder to capture and food and action tell a great story. Take a look at these examples of movement in food photos. Copyright Reluctant Gourmet {} Copyright Peter Georgakapolous {} Copyright {} Copyright Deborah Jones Copyright Emma Galloway {} Copyright Katie Newburn {} 6 Quick Steps on How to Improve Photography…
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  • ‘Pictures of the Year’ Photo Exhibit at the Newseum April 25-Sept. 1, 2014

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    This video presents “Touring the Newseum.” “An introduction to the Newseum and its must-see galleries and exhibits.” On Friday, April 25, 2014, the Newseum will open “Pictures of the Year,” an exhibit that showcases dramatic, award-winning images of the people, events and issues that shaped the world in 2013. The photos are a selection of the best news images from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) contest. Location: Concourse Level, Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Google Map On Saturday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00…
  • Lytro Illum: A new camera that lets you capture and harness the power of light field, allowing you to create living pictures

    22 Apr 2014 | 7:55 pm
    The LYTRO ILLUM includes the following features: 8x optical zoom lens with a max. f/2.0 aperture throughout the zoom range (30-250mm equiv.); Uses a “large” 1-in. 40-megaray light field sensor; Runs on Android; 4-in. articulating LCD touchscreen; Post-capture image adjustments include: adjust focus, tilt, perspective shift and depth of field; View images in 3D, build custom animations, export images into common formats like JPEG and share to the Web or mobile devices; and Workflow is compatible with Photoshop, Lightroom and Aperture. Lytro Illum is available July 2014 for a retail…
  • McAfee Reminds Users to Stay Safe When Recycling Their Mobile Devices

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Great reminder from McAfee today, Earth day, on how to safely dispose of your old computers, external hard drives and mobile devices. Chances are that you have saved lots of  personal info on these devices and, unless you wipe them clean before disposal, you might run the risk of handing your personal info over to unscrupulous persons. And don’t think because you throw your old computers over into a big recycle dumpster that no one will go foraging… Happy Earth day! Recycling and other environmentally friendly practices are top of mind today, and as we reflect on how we can…
  • Celebrate Earth Day 2014: NASA’s #GlobalSelfie Event + Celebratory Events in Canada

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:31 am
    This video presents “Earth Day 2014 Promo.” Enjoy the beautiful scenery on Earth as NASA takes part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day. Today, April 22, is #EarthDay. Are you ready for your #GlobalSelfie? Join NASA and the world celebrate environmental awareness with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event. NASA: #GlobalSelfie Sign for Earth Day 2014 NASA invites you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event. Earth Right Now Campaign The year 2014 is a big one for…
  • ‘Nir Bareket: My Eyes Have Seen. Celebrating 50 Years of Photography’ Exhibition: April 26–July 19, 2014

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Photo credit: Don Jail, 1987, Nir Bareket, City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1243, Series 1216, item 86. Nir Bareket: MY EYES HAVE SEEN CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY FREE Admission April 26 – July 19, 2014 Opening Reception, Saturday, April 26, 1 – 3 P.M. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. The Market Gallery 2nd floor, South St. Lawrence Market 95 Front Street East Toronto, Ontario, Canada 416-392-7604 Gallery Hours Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday 9 am – 4 pm Closed Sunday and Monday…
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Photographing the Vatican

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    The famous spiral staircase at the Vatican Museum. Photographed with a 15mm (full frame equivalent) I just returned from Italy and I’m slowly coming out of my food induced coma with a bit of jet lag mixed in for good measure.  The trip was fantastic; we had great food, beautiful scenery, lovely people, and of course I now have tons of images to process. I’m currently working on getting caught up on some chapters for my new Travel and Street Photography book, but I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few images from photographing the Vatican. Cameras were allowed in many places…
  • New Travel and Street Photography Book

    John Batdorff
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots My love of street photography and passion for travel have finally come together with my latest book, “Travel & Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots.” All photographers, including me, make their fair share of mistakes along the way and this book is a culmination of everything I’ve learned from those mistakes. My objective: Create an essential guide for travel photography and expand upon the basics of my most recent eBook on Street Photography, “Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and…
  • Signature Series Silver Efex Pro 2 Presets

    John Batdorff
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    My Signature Series for Silver Efex Pro 2 I’m really pleased to announce the release of my Signature Series Silver Efex Pro presets. Last year I created and shared with you my Signature Series Black and White presets for Lightroom. Admittedly I was pleasantly surprised by how well they were received. However, since the release of my 2011 book on Black and White From Snapshots to Great Shots, I’ve had many requests for my Silver Efex Pro presets. Well the day has finally come and I am now sharing my favorite Silver Efex Pro 2 presets with you. There are 38 presets here, some are…
  • 6 Tips for Improving Your Street Photography

    John Batdorff
    24 Feb 2014 | 9:25 am
    The Wildlife of London Work with less If there’s one thing that will really help with improving your street photography it is learning to work with less. I love gear and gadgets but when it comes to walking the streets, the key is to not draw attention to yourself and to be able to move quickly. I use a small kit and leave my tripod behind. Keep your kit simple and get to know your equipment intimately so that camera operation becomes second nature. My preferred kit for the streets is a full frame body with a fixed 35mm lens or a mirrorless with a 35mm equivalent lens. Commit to a fixed…
  • The Visceral Side of Street Photography

    John Batdorff
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s something very voyeuristic about street photography.  I rarely seek out what I  consider to be the darker or seedier side of the genre, but on occasion we do cross paths and a certain compulsion (maybe fascination) overtakes me. I can’t always explain every photo I take or my need to take it; at times my need to photograph is more visceral than cerebral and the craving is only overcome by the sound of my shutter. I never regret taking an image, but on occasion I do struggle with an image. I have this drive to document the world around me that sometimes pushes my comfort zone…
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  • Now Available: CLARITY (Volume Three) Photography eBook

    31 Mar 2014 | 10:51 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 3 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Three: Photography Beyond the Camera. Volume Three dives deep into natural lighting and how to work with available light on-location, how to translate compositional elements into more evocative photographs, the 14 secrets of great photography (and these ain’t your typical “follow the rule-of-thirds” or “straight horizons” type of stuff!), what to do when your vision and results just don’t line up, the 3 important factors for photo/file backup longevity, a compelling interview…
  • How a Photography Project 365 Can KILL Your Creativity

    20 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
    The Project 365. It’s the holy grail of personal projects for many photographers. Every photographer that I’ve known to do this has experienced a life-changing transformation as a result of taking on such a feat. Recently, Bill McCarroll contributed a magnificent article on the benefits of undertaking a Project 365. There are tremendous rewards for those of us who are prepared to tackle such a laborious endeavour. As we learned, many considerations that factor into play beyond the time it takes each day to shoot, transfer, post-process, and (maybe) share our daily photographs. It is a…
  • Is a Project 365 Right For You?

    Bill McCarroll
    17 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
    It’s the start of a brand new year, and by now you’ve likely seen suggestions or commitments from other photographers to start a “Project 365” – a photo a day for a year.  It happens every year, kind of like those resolutions you’re tempted to commit to as you turn the page into the New Year.  A Project 365 is a public resolution too; you’re expected to share your daily experience in a personal blog or by posting your work to a social media site like Flickr and perhaps on Twitter.  So, consider it a major commitment. “Hey,” you think…”I’m up to it, I can do…
  • The Camera that Every Photographer Wants to Own

    16 Jan 2014 | 3:15 am
        There’s a camera out there, or rather, a type of camera that every photographer seems to have a deep connection to. This camera has no Wi-Fi, no geo-tagging, or manual functions. Heck, it doesn’t zoom, nor is it even digital! I’m talking about the Polaroid and new Polaroid-style cameras that are making a resurgence among photography lovers both young and old. There’s an intrinsic beauty in a finished photograph that you can hold in your hands. I think that is why these cameras are so dear to us – they deliver a tangible, finished product right into…
  • How to Afford ALL the Photography Gear You Want This Year

    Bill McCarroll
    1 Jan 2014 | 8:15 am
    If you’re like me and most other keen photographers, you’ll be making a series of potentially expensive choices as you acquire gear to help you grow in your photographic endeavors. Most of us have made some decisions that haven’t made the best use of our money; in fact, at times we’ve just wasted it away with purchases we later come to regret. I’d like to offer some structure that may help you avoid these mistakes – the same mistakes I’ve made. Whether you’re just starting out with photography as a hobby or you’re an established…
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  • How to Use Facebook and Social Networking to Speed-Feed Your Photography Addiction

    Sheen Watkins
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It feels pretty cool when a post on a photography Facebook page or other social site receives fast responses of likes, comments and shares. It’s even cooler, when these come from other photographers we respect. While ‘Likes’ don’t pay the bills, they broaden our reach and provide feedback to our work. When fellow photographers jump in on our Facebook Business Pages, Google+ Pages, 500px, Flickr and engage with our postings, it cranks it up a notch. Their loyal followers may get introduced to your work. We learn more than just tips, settings and gear from other photographers. We…
  • Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

    Karlo de Leon
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want motion blur and freeze motion effects more. If you’ve taken time to understand the use of M A S P, or M Av Tv P on the top dial on your DSLR or bridge camera, then you know that it has something to do with controlling the principal settings of your camera, primarily shutter speed and aperture combinations. And like any other technical setting, we all have a preferred shooting mode. Among the four settings, Aperture Priority…
  • 10 Cool Photography Freebies That Include E-Books, Courses and Presets

    Ritesh Saini
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    A popular saying goes, ”There ain’t no such a thing as a free lunch.” Well, we took it as a sort of challenge and brought you some photography freebies that are actually, absolutely free. The freebies include some really useful photography eBooks, online courses and Lightroom presets. We hope you like them.  E-Books Ultimate Field Guide to Photography, by National Geographic This guide by National Geographic can be a serious resource for a beginner in photography as it covers almost every aspect of the basics of photography. From explaining camera settings to tips…
  • 6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos

    Jason Row
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it important to understand how it affects your photography? What is Dynamic Range? Well, let’s start with the fact that all audio and visual sensing devices have a dynamic range. That includes our very own eyes and ears. In visual terms, dynamic range is the ratio between the minimum and maximum light levels that a particular sensor can measure. In the case of our eyes, that range is immense – we can determine a vast amount…
  • These Forced Perspective Images of a Miniature Town Will Simply Amaze You

    Ritesh Saini
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:35 am
    Artists have always been aware of the fact that perspective, when utilized creatively, can be used to produce some stunning results. When a model maker decided to use perspective to photograph miniature versions of American life by creating scaled down buildings and using diecast vehicles from his collection, something incredible happened. A new town was born – Elgin Park. Meet Michael Paul Smith, the ‘mayor’ of Elgin Park – a 1950s American town that exists in his photographs through his meticulously crafted dioramas. While the town may be fictional, the photographs look authentic to…
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  • My Top 20 Photoshop Keyboard Shortcuts

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Originally posted on When it comes to post-processing a photograph, I like to work efficiently. I am definitely a fan-girl of the “work smarter, not harder” belief, and one way to do this inside of Photoshop is through the use of keyboard shortcuts. In fact, my favorite Photoshop course over on is a class called “Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts” by Michael Ninness. Granted, it covers a much older version of Photoshop, but much of what is shown is still very applicable to today’s version. In no particular order, here are some of my top…
  • A Fresh Set of Eyes

    Nicole S. Young
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:25 pm
    The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi – Purchase a print of this image As we progress as artists, one of the most difficult things to master is the editing process. By “editing” I am not referring to post-processing, but rather the selection process of what photos we like and will print, add to our portfolio, or share online. Being a good editor means we recognize the good from the bad, which is more difficult when it is our own work. We have sentiment attached to the photographs that we take, and there’s just no way around that. It could be from the subject in…
  • Photographers: Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Insured

    Nicole S. Young
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    This article was originally posted on Being a photographer, whether as a hobbyist or a professional, requires us to have gear. Much of that gear is expensive, be it cameras, lenses, tripods, and even some accessories. Due to the nature of our work, we will oftentimes be out-and-about with our camera equipment, which involves the risk of losing our gear, having it stolen, or even damaged by the elements. These things can innocently happen to the best of us, and if/when they do happen it’s much better to be prepared than to be without a camera, or your savings … or to…
  • It’s All an Experiment

    Nicole S. Young
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:18 pm
    I wanted to share a quick peek at some of my newest pieces, fresh out of the kiln. I picked these up today, many of which I consider to be in my “experimental” category. I switched to mid-fire clay, which also means I have new glazes and colors to work with, and this batch is kind of my way of testing out some of the new colors on pieces that I’m okay with experimenting on. Overall, I’m letting a lot of what I do it take a life of its own, so I would definitely not quite yet consider these to be representative of my work (yet). But I’m getting there. :) I still…
  • Late-Night Knitting

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:57 pm
    I wouldn’t call myself “crafty”, but I definitely do enjoy making stuff. Knitting has been a part of my life for a while now, and I have even developed a serious affinity towards ceramics as well. (I’ll share more on my ceramic work soon, and after I move into our new house in Portland I’ll keep you all updated on the progress of converting our garage into a ceramics studio, too!) This scarf is one I have been working on since the beginning of my trip to Thailand in February, and I finally just put the final stitches into it tonight! I’ve fallen in love…
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    Secret Agent Mama

  • Bring More Vitality to Your House with Vinyl Stickers

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:34 am
    Do you think your walls are monotonous and boring? Do you think you need some fresh air, so-to-speak, in your home?  Did you ever think of applying that little bit of extra decor to make it more inviting and beautiful? I would like to recommend some simple decorations for your house that are very popular these days— vinyl stickers!   These type of stickers are mainly vinyl and harmless to [our]  health.  They are colorful and come in different patterns and styles. Easily Used Since this vinyl sticker is self-adhesive and hassle-free, you don’t need to use any type of glue or…
  • It’s Spring!

    20 Mar 2014 | 8:38 am
    Spring is here!  Time to say goodbye to the shorter and colder days.  It’s time for the grass to get greener, flowers to bloom, pollen, warmer temps, and rain.  Rain makes me cringe, thought,  since we have to walk Beauford-the-big-black-lab on a leash.   Our yard can quickly become a torrent.   That’s where the Wellington styled boots come in. Lately, I’ve been seeing quite a few people wearing these and I must say that they’ve gotten so much cute over the years.   My first recollection of these boots are boots that my grandfather wore to work in his…
  • Spring Needs to Come Now

    1 Feb 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Michael and I have recently discussed that come spring-time we are going to make some changes to our living room and kitchen (we have an open floor plan so the two are adjoined).   We want to pull out the carpet and replace it with hardwood flooring, replace our living room furniture, put in a back splash and a new big ceramic sink, paint with vibrant colors, and more. I love looking at websites like Wren Living for inspiration.  I love the design, colors, and quality of the pieces they showcase.    The Linda Barker Kitchens are particularly my favorite.   I love how her designs allow…
  • Type II Diabetes Update

    26 Jan 2014 | 1:48 pm
    For two years, during 2011-2013, I was a member at a local conglomerate gym, taking various group fitness classes.   During that time I was able to control my blood sugar through diet, exercise, and daily medication.   I measured my blood sugar every morning using various diabetes screening equipment.   Luckily the medical equipment that I used wasn’t very expensive and I’ve actually seen the prices come down a lot over the past few years. However, the best thing that I did, for my overall health, was switch from the group fitness setting to a CrossFit setting.   Not only…
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    Digital Media Memories

  • $40 for 4 Spring Photos at the Rose Festival at Savannah Botanical Gardens

    Andrea LaGrow
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here $40 for 4 Spring Photos at the Rose Festival at Savannah Botanical Gardens.” It’s Spring – and the days are fast approaching Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. What better gift to give Mom or Dad than a precious memory of you or your loved one perfectly captured and frozen in time for them to frame and gaze upon from time to time? Here are the details: - for $40, you will receive 4…
  • $40 for 4 Photos at Mossy Oaks Music Park!

    Andrea LaGrow
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:55 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here $40 for 4 Photos at Mossy Oaks Music Park!.” It’s Spring – and the days are fast approaching Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. What better gift to give Mom or Dad than a precious memory of you or your loved one perfectly captured and frozen in time for them to frame and gaze upon from time to time? Here are the details: - for $40, you will receive 4 sheets of the same pose - one…
  • Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s.” The post Guardians of the Ribbon’s Pink Fire Truck visit Uncle Maddio’s appeared first on .
  • Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:25 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting.” The post Former Miss America Heather McCallum Speaks at February SAYR Meeting appeared first on .
  • USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival

    Andrea LaGrow
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “Digital Media Memories, LLC is a Lifestyle and Event Photography Studio. They are based in the Savannah, Georgia metro area. You can read the original blog post here USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival.” The post USS Hue City Visits Savannah during St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Festival appeared first on .
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    Eva Photo Studio

  • Snell Isle engagement session| Downtown St. Petersburg engagement session| Tampa wedding photographers

    22 Apr 2014 | 4:38 am
    Beautiful engagement session in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. We started off at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art and then strolled north through Straub Park where they have some amazing banyan trees. Further north there is a great little sitting area which provided some great photo opportunities from lots of different angles. Since there was a music festival and there were tons of people at the Vinoy Park, we decided to head over to Snell Isle for some sunset pictures. We ABSOLUTELY LOVE the way these pictures turned out. Love the way the sun set below the bridge and water horizon…
  • Tampa maternity photographer| Sunset maternity photographer|New Port Richey maternity photographer

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    The post Tampa maternity photographer| Sunset maternity photographer|New Port Richey maternity photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Video | Hollis Garden wedding | Lakeland wedding photographers

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    Beautiful wedding at Hollis Gardens which is located in Lakeland, Florida. The post Video | Hollis Garden wedding | Lakeland wedding photographers appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Odessa family portraits | Tampa portrait photographer | Eva Photo Studio

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Below is a video of a recent family portrait we did. What an amazing little boy. He was so good from beginning to the end of the photo session. He had such a great personality and we all had a blast taking pictures. The location is fabulous and since we had already photographed two previous weddings there, we had great ideas of which locations would work best for this session. As experienced Tampa portrait photographers, we know of lots of great locations, but none as unique as this one. Surrounded by a beautiful lake and with amazing gardens and other lawn features, this has to be one of our…
  • Natalie and Chris | Sirata Resort wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    The post Natalie and Chris | Sirata Resort wedding | Tampa wedding photographers appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Lytro Illum advances light field technology

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    The original Lytro camera let you refocus shots after you’d taken them, but it was a small, blocky camera that didn’t handle quite like a conventional camera. Lytro has now released the Lytro Illum, however, which feels much more traditional and comes with a series of updates. The Lytro Illum lets you adjust focus, perspective and depth of field after you’ve taken the shot and the proprietary software platform enables users to view images in 3D, build custom animations, export images into common formats like JPEG and share to the Web or mobile devices. Key stats of the Illum…
  • Blood Moon by Daniel Sinoca

    Matt Bennett
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Blood Moon by Daniel Sinoca A big well done to Daniel Sinoca, who has captured this week’s star image on the DP website. We love astrophotography and it’s great to see this fine example of the genre on the DP gallery pages. Don’t forget, if you’d like to see one of your images be named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today!
  • Slow motion wildlife videography

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:39 am
    Check out this video of slo-mo videography. Simon King shows you how to use an iPhone 5s and a pair of Zeiss binoculars to film red kites in slow motion. It’s pretty cool, and definitely something to try when you’re out and about on a wildlife shoot. Click here to view the embedded video.
  • Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, now less than £3!

    Matt Bennett
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, now less than £3! Visit the ImagineShop to pick up a discounted photography book using the PHOTO10 discount code! The code gives all customers 10% off the bookazines below: Complete Photography Book Vol.1 Outdoor Photography Book Vol.1 The Travel Photography Book Photography Tips, Tricks & Fixes Vol.1 Digital Photography for Beginners Revised Edition The Black & White Photography Book Revised Edition The Outdoor Photography Book Vol. 1, for example, is now less than £3! Don’t miss out!  
  • A New Beginning by danny briones

    Matt Bennett
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    A New Beginning by danny briones Well done to danny briones, who has captured this week’s star image on the DP website. Lovely colours, a great composition and a well-judged exposure come together to produce a very pleasing effect. Don’t forget, if you’d like to see one of your images be named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today!
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 10 Reasons Why You NEED to Learn Composition

    Lauren Lim
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Composition is one of the most important skills for any photographer to learn. Straight up. No joke. It’s all about how to decide what to include and exclude from your photo, and how to arrange it all to create the strongest image possible. But I’ll confess, I totally neglected my composition study for many years. I thought it seemed boring. I knew the Rule of Thirds so I figured I was set. I was a fool. A fool, I tell you! Once I actually spent time studying composition, and I mean really studying it, from the theories of visual perception, to the compositional techniques of…
  • Incredibly Important Composition Skills! New Tutorial & WIN an iPad mini Retina!

    Lauren Lim
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Oh man, we’re SUPER excited to announce that our latest tutorial is now available, and it’s going to help you take incredible photos! See, building your composition skills is the fastest and most lasting way to create amazing images. But learning about composition can be frustrating. The information out there is vague and confusing. That’s why we’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours researching and creating this tutorial so it will be fast and easy for you to unlock the power of composition, and start creating photos that stand out! Get Incredibly Important…
  • How To Dramatically Improve Your Photos With One Click

    Lauren Lim
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:42 am
    Today  we want to share a super fast way to improve the look of your images in Lightroom. And by super fast I mean with one click. Yes, today we’re going to take a peek at the Lens Correction Panel! Haven’t heard of it before? Well you’re in for a treat! This is a very powerful part of Lightroom that can make some dramatic adjustments to your images. See, many camera lenses create what is known as distortion. It’s a warping or bending of the image, and is especially noticeable when you have straight lines in your photo. So what do you do? Easy! Click a button and…
  • Will Lightroom Mobile Improve Your Photography Workflow?

    Rob Lim
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Today Adobe announced Lightroom Mobile – an iPad app designed to be a companion for the desktop version of Adobe Lightroom. The big idea with this app is that it will allow you to sync photos from your desktop Lightroom to your iPad. You’ll be able to sort through photos and make basic editing adjustments on your iPad and have those changes be automatically synced back to your desktop Lightroom app. Here’s what you need to know about the new app: You can find it here: Lightroom Mobile The app itself is free but it requires a membership to Adobe’s Creative Cloud since the photos from…
  • Should You Go To Photography School?

    Lauren Lim
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ah, the great question: Do photographers need to go to photography school to be successful? If you’re like me, you’ve wondered about this more than a few times. It’s hard to know which path to take in order to create that photo life of your dreams. So join me in the library and let’s chat about it! Watch the video now to see what we did, and what some of the pros and cons of photography school are. Ok, here’s a rundown of the Pros and Cons of photography school! Pros of Photo School 1. Structured Learning Environment One of the biggest benefits of going to…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Singapore Hues: Colour Photography with the new Leica T Camera

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:11 am
    Colour photographs of Singapore taken with the new Leica T camera coupled with the new Leica T Summicron 23mm F/2.0 lens.Related Posts:Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in SingaporeThe most innovative thing Leica Camera can doVideo: Singapore Launch of Leica M9-P and Opening of ABBAS…Leica x IPA Street Photography Workshop, Saturday 1st…Picture Samples: Ricoh GXR M-mount Module with Leica lenses(Visited 58 times, 58 visits today)
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Singapore

    Kevin WY Lee
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    A look at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the fastest growing sport in the world with photographs from the new Leica T Camera.Related Posts:Singapore Hues: Colour Photography with the new Leica T…Video: Singapore Launch of Leica M9-P and Opening of ABBAS…The most innovative thing Leica Camera can doLeica x IPA Street Photography Workshop, Saturday 1st…Picture Samples: Ricoh GXR M-mount Module with Leica lenses(Visited 264 times, 264 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Awakening Yangon, by Minzayar

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:24 am
    With its population of about 5.9 million people comprising different ethnics and religions, city Yangon has now awakened as its country's doors are opened, or at least thought to be opened. Many called it 'Transition'.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Rangoon Dawn, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Myanmar in Transition Part 2, by Lam Yik FeiPhoto Essay: Transplantation, by Withit ChanthamaritPhoto Essay: 燦射陰 /Sun-Sha-In, by Hiroshi YamauchiPhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…(Visited 104 times, 104 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: BLOCKS, by Dustin Shum

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:10 pm
    And as I explored the state of existence of people living in these made-believe happy environments, I also commemorate the 30th anniversary of my own public housing tenancy.Related Posts:IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 10: VITALIY…Photo Essay: FUKUSHIMA × フクシマ × 福島, by…Photo Essay: 15th Anniversary of Hong Kong, by Lam Yik FeiPhoto Essay: The Refugee Problem In Azerbaijan, by Ilkin…Photo Essay: Fighting For Their Homes, by Linus G. Escandor…(Visited 426 times, 426 visits today)
  • 4 New IPA Scholarship Grants Awarded

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:31 am
    We are happy to announce that the 2 Grants for the IPA Mentorship Program have been awarded to Zeng Liwei, Singapore and Pauline Nikka Corsino, Philippines.Related Posts:IPA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAMIPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for…4 IPA PHOTO CAMP MANILA Grants awarded to Young Filipino…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…(Visited 720 times, 720 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady Be Good – Day 2, April 6, 1943

    Richard Davis
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.For the second day, the eight members of the crew of the Lady Be Good that had formed up after bailing out continued their trek across the featureless gravel plain. Since the markers they left show a steady bearing they must have had a compass. The only real way to maintain a heading while walking in such a featureless area is to pick a rock ahead of you, walk to it, then look at your compass and pick another rock, over and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 1, April 5, 1943

    Richard Davis
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.With the aircraft almost out of fuel and just flying on one engine, the crew of the Lady Be Good baled out into the night sky. Since they were probably thinking they were still over the sea, finding themselves landing on the desert floor must have been quite a shock. Co-pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger both kept diaries. Their diaries indicate they jumped at around 2:00 am on April 5, 1943. With a top…
  • Lady Be Good – The Story Begins

    Richard Davis
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Since I recently posted some detail shots of the Lady Be Good some of my readers have asked to see more of my images so, since today, April 4, is the 51st anniversary of the raid that started the mystery I’ve decided to post a number of photos over the next few days. Several of the photos I will post are not mine so will not be click-able. where I’ve been able to find attribution I will give it. Lady Be Good…
  • ALCLAD 24S-T Markings on The Lady Be Good

    Richard Davis
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:47 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.At the request of one of my readers I’m posting three photos showing the ALCLAD 24S-T markings on the Lady Be Good. The Lady Be Good cropped up in the news again recent with the unfortunate events surrounding the disappearance of flight MH370. Of course, a bomber disappearing during a bombing raid in WWII was hardly the news story that MH370 has become. My reader’s request concerned specifically the ALCLAD 24S-T…
  • Leadfield – Death Valley

    Richard Davis
    22 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.In it’s heyday, Leadfield had a population of about 300. Its heyday lasted less than a year as it was built on a fraud. For six months, Leadfield even had a Post Office but when it became clear the mine was a sham, the people drifted away and the Post Office closed in February 1927. These three structures remain, along with a concrete foundation for a stamp mill. Most of the residents lived in tents and other structures…
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    Visual Peacemakers

  • A Peace of my Mind: Rev. Andre Golike
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    Rev. Andre Golike is president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Central African Republic (CAR). I spoke with him when he visited Minneapolis to build support for his ministry. With an average annual income of $410, the people of CAR face many challenges. But despite this lack of material resources, Andre finds a wealth of joy in the people and great hope in the promise of people working together toward a common goal. Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a small difference, then…
  • MediaStorm Methodology Workshop
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:38 am
    The MediaStorm methodology workshop is tailored to educators who are interested in incorporating MediaStorm technique into their curriculum, organizational leaders who are responsible for multimedia departments and business professionals who are interested in starting their own multimedia company that integrates MediaStorm approach.  Learn effective methodology from the MediaStorm staff, who has extensive experience both on the field and in post-production.  The workshop will also include collaborative discussion and critique on effective multimedia business and educational…
  • A Peace of my Mind: Mel Duncan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:09 am
    Mel Duncan is executive director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a well-trained, unarmed peacekeeping force that works in regions of violent conflict around the world to protect local peacemakers. Even in the most violent places on earth, Mel says there are creative and courageous people doing amazing things to foster peace, and it is Nonviolent Peaceforce’s mission to create the space for those local people to do their peace-building work safely. Media Player Right click to download audio   About the Project: A Peace of My Mind began out of the belief that if a single voice can make a…
  • Istanbul Within the Frame
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Guild member, Jeffrey Chapman, and fine art photographer, Winslow Lockhart, will be hosting the next Within the Frame Photographic Adventure in Istanbul, Turkey.  Join an intimate group of eight participants in exploring the ancient history and extravagant architecture of this cultural and geographical bridge between Europe and Asia.   Straddling both sides of the Bosphorus Strait, Istanbul was a strategic stop along the silk road and the only sea route between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.  Founded in 660 BCE as an ancient Greek colony of Byzantium, the city was…
  • Facets: Om Lansal
    8 Mar 2014 | 5:16 am
    Facets is a series of simple interviews with people I meet while going about life in Nepal.  Its simple aim is to show that while our differences are often many and run deep, what we share runs deeper.  Though our experiences and cultures cause us to reflect light in different ways we are all intrinsically rooted in our mutual humanity.  These interviews are carried out in my limited Nepali, the subjects varying degrees of English fluency, or with the help of a translator.  Minor changes to the text are made where necessary to correct potentially confusing grammatical…
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • WEEKLY POST: Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery for 3,000 years. Silk embroidery in Suzhou had been practiced by generational families for 1000's of years.  My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story.Thursday, April 24, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #66SILK ROAD #66: The #dye-painting of the #matrix to eliminate excessive #stitching and allow greater #luminosity was immediately appreciated by all who watched this piece evolve.
  • WEEKLY POST: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert GlennKetchum

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, April 23, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #84 Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #84, Pictures from Ground Zero: The mixture of moisture-laden #weather off the #Pacific and the taller summits of…
  • WEEKLY POST: San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED For the Whales! by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED FOR the Whales!by Robert Glenn KetchumTuesdays World-Renowned Conservation Photographer, Robert Glenn Ketchum, dedicates to the Natural Resources Defence Council (@NRDC) successful #campaign that kept a #whale #birthing #lagoon from #industrial #development.Tuesday, April 22, 2014San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED For the Whales! #69SAN IGNACIO WHALES #69: Dawn the next day found me in that same sling-chair, now pondering the dream-like colored sky reflections on the wet sand during an extremely low tide. It occurred to me that I should have some breakfast and talk a…

    21 Apr 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, April 21, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #81HUDSON RIVER #81: The ring of gate keys was an amazing thing to have. After van camping at a remote group of small #lakes all night in a…
  • ART 90266 featuring Robert Glenn Ketchum

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This month THREE different auctions will offer unique digital prints on metal that are part of my new work. "Looking For Love"   201421" x 24"manipulated color photograph printed on aluminumunique piece, SRP: $750The FIRST AUCTION will feature this image for the benefit of ART90266, a local group that supports art activities and experiences for our local South Bay schools. Watch a brief video about it: event will be held at the SHADE HOTEL in MANHATTAN BEACH on April 24 from 6-10 pm. My friends, Anthony Friedkin, Bo Bridges, and Al Satterwhite have…
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  • Hey Look! A Sneak Peek of The Paris Journal.

    Nichole Robertson
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Today’s a big day. Tax day. Hopefully you’re on the good end of that stick. It’s also a good day here at Obvious State. We just sent our mailing list subscribers the first three chapters of The Paris Journal, Book One. We pretty certain it’s a lot more fun than W2s and 1099s. If you […]
  • Announcing Our New Book: The Paris Journal

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    We’re excited to announce the launch of The Paris Journal. The Paris Journal has been a multi-year labor of love. There have been a few twists and turns along the way, but we’re thrilled with where it has finally taken us. When we launched the app last year (all photos and video), we watched how […]
  • The Drunken Boat

    Nichole Robertson
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    You know that moment when you discover your crush likes the same band as you? The same ice cream flavor? The same precocious, irreverent 19th century boy-poet? You know, the little things. On our second date, midway through a pint of mint chocolate chip ice cream, Evan and I bonded over a mutual affinity for […]
  • Petit Dejeuner

    Nichole Robertson
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” – Lewis Carroll.
  • Rushing to Godot

    Nichole Robertson
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    People in Paris lounge, and they lounge well. They remove shoes and socks, shed cares and settle in. In New York, people often have one foot off the grass and back in the office. That momentary respite on a bench in Bryant Park or on a blanket in Central Park feels temporary – phones remain […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 182 :: The Future of Photography

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This is purely hypothetical, but I think it is interesting to take some guesses at what the future of photography will look like. Other than everyone driving a spaceship, robots, flying cars and microwave ovens - its my assumption that the future of photography would be very different than what we see now. Sponsor: Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video tutorials, including many about photography. For seven days of free unlimited in-depth courses, visit
  • Episode 181 :: Three Tips for Better Photography

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We haven't done a good improvement/philosophy show in a while so I figured today might be a good day to start. So today I'm giving you 3 tips that you can use to improve your photography this week! Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x faster than traditional delivery methods. With a proven track record and over a decade’s worth of experience, companies around the world choose the CacheFly CDN for reliable and unbeatable performance. For more information, visit Shutterstock…
  • Episode 180 :: Koken Updates

    5 Apr 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Koken have launched a few updates to their CMS that we're going to look at on this episode today. If you're not familiar, Koken is a free CMS for building media-based websites. Its ideal for anything image driven such as a photography portfolio providing a competitive alternative to platforms such as Wordpress or Drupal. Links: Episode 153 :: CMS for Photographers (link includes the tutorial video) Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x…
  • Episode 179 :: Vivian Maier

    29 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Vivian Maier is one of the hot names in photography these days. There have been several documentary films produced in the last few years and her story is both mysterious and fascinating, mainly because we don't know much of it. Vivian was a fairly quiet nanny by trade. Her former clients and friends were all stunned to find that later she was an obsessive street photographer. She left behind a legacy of literally hundreds of thousands of negatives displaying a passion for picture taking. For some reason, most assume she fell on hard financial times, she was separated from her massive…
  • Episode 178 :: Sally Mann

    22 Mar 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Sally Mann is an American photographer from Virginia who began her career in the late 70's. She's still producing work today. Her work ranges from landscapes to people with themes that reflect the circle of life - from childhood to death and decay and eventual rebirth. Her photography is often both visually and subjectively challenging but beautiful in both what it reveals to the viewer and suggests beyond the lens. Show Sponsors: Cachefly Bandwidth provided by CacheFly: CacheFly is the world’s fastest CDN, delivering rich-media content up to 10x…
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  • Venice Carnival 2014 #7
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Another of the very interesting characters we met during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour. If you're interested, here's the schedule and details for 2015: capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.00am on 27/2/14 Sony SLT-A99 Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di USD 200mm f/5.6 1/200 aperture priority +0.7 evaluative 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC none minor crop and rotation
  • waves of hope
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:08 am
    The Dubai skyline, shot from the public beach at Jumeirah. Graffiti courtesy of Arcadia Blank. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 6.47am on 11/3/13 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 14mm f/2.8 R f/5.6 1/1400 aperture priority +1.0 evaluative 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none 16x9
  • tilt #2
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:02 am
    Here's the second shot taken with my new Kipon M42 Tilt and Shift adapter along with an Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4. Like yesterday's it's largely experimental, but I think it has a bit more creative merit than the last one. Let me know what you think.
  • tilt #1
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:34 am
    Here's the first of what I hope will be many shots taken with my new Kipon M42 Tilt and Shift adapter along with a Asahi Pentax Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 that I picked up on eBay recently. If you're not familiar with tilt shift lenses take a look at this link. It explains the basics of camera movements and how these affect the appearance of your images. For those of you who are more familiar: this shot was taken with 8 degrees of horizontal tilt at an aperture of f/4. Having taken a closer look at it - i.e. on a decent screen rather than the back of the camera - I think I probably overdid it a…
  • Venice Carnival 2014 #6
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:13 am
    Taken during our recent Venice Carnival Photo Tour in a small shop on the Island of Burano. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.53am on 26/2/14 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 16mm f/5.6 1/15 aperture priority +0.3 evaluative 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC none minor rotation
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    The New Camera

  • Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Leaked Image and Specification

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    Samsung Galaxy S5 zoom images surfaced over the web, the S5 rumored name is galaxy “S5 K” and run Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. It also feature a 4.8-inch display with a 720×1280 pixel resolution. The leaked core specification says - Android 4.4.2 KitKat 4.8-inch display (720×1280 pixel resolution) Samsung SM-C115 packs in 1.3GHz hexa-core (Samsung Exynos 5 Hexa) Mali-T624 GPU 2GB Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom Leaked Image and SpecificationRelated Posts:Samsung Galaxy Camera AnnouncedSony Xperia i1 / Honami – Camera Phone with…Samsung Galaxy S Camera…
  • Leica T type 701 Full Details Leaked

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Leica T type 701 Full Details Leaked accidentally by Leica, the website appread for few seconds and few spartan captured all things before the website was vanished… The details “A large APS-C sensor with 16.5 megapixels ensures colour fidelity, the finest details and pictures with exceptional brightness and clarity, even in unfavourable lighting conditions. And even on Continue reading Leica T type 701 Full Details LeakedRelated Posts:Leica X TYP 113 Camera Coming on 2014Leica T type 701 Leaked Image and Major SpecificationLeica C type 112 Press Release and ImagesLeica Mirrorless…
  • Lytro Illum – Price Press Release, Full Specification and Videos

    22 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Lytro announces its second light-field camera today, the camera comes with massive hardware upgrade compared to it predecessor, the new Illum camera features Custom-designed 40-megaray light field 1″ sensor  (4X bigger than its predecessor) and a F2 (constant aperture) based 30-250mm (8X) fixed zoom lens. The bigger sensor and a bright lens will allow lytro to Continue reading Lytro Illum – Price Press Release, Full Specification and VideosRelated Posts:Lytro – Latest Firmware Update Turns On Built-In WiFiLytro for Windows – Now AvailableLytro Camera AnnouncedShoot…
  • Nikon P8000, P700, D7200, D9300 and D3200 Rumor Update

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Take a look at the list of rumored camera that may be announced on Q2, Q3 and Q4 of 2014. The next possible announcement will be Nikon 1″ inch sensor compact camera… Nikon P700 and Nikon P8000.. take a look at the more details Nikon Coolpix P8000 Nikon P8000 is a compact camera coming with Continue reading Nikon P8000, P700, D7200, D9300 and D3200 Rumor UpdateRelated Posts:Nikon P700 – Big Sensor Mega Zoom CameraNikon P8000 Specification LeakedNikon P8000 to Feature 1 inch sensor [Rumor]Nikon cameras we’d like to see in 2014Nikon D5300, Nikon D4X and Upcoming Lenses
  • Canon Mysterious Product Coming on April 24th

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:39 pm
    Canon Hong Kong published a new teaser on their Facebook page, according to the teaser a new product is coming on April 24, 2014. The teaser text written below the image is quoting Jun’ichirō Tanizaki, (famous writer). Beauty lies not in objects, but in the interaction between the shadow and light created by objects. We don’t have Continue reading Canon Mysterious Product Coming on April 24thRelated Posts:White Kiss / Rebel Coming – Canon Japan Teaser VideoCanon major announcement on April 15thCanon New DSLR Coming on 2nd Week of April 2014Leica T Type 701 Camera TeaserCanon…
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  • Moscow International Fotography Awards 2014

    21 Apr 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Moscow INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is a new exciting photography contest, created by people who brought you the Lucie Awards and Moscow Photo Prize. The MIFA’s mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS conducts an annual competition […]
  • Canon Australia – Shine Photo Contest

    20 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Canon Australia is inviting entries for the Shine Photo Contest 2014, Canon Shine Photo Contest is a competition that’s giving Australians the opportunity to change that. This is your chance to capture a powerful image that makes people think, or feel, or see things differently. So find something that inspires you, or ignites your passion. […]
  • Monochrome Photography Awards 2014

    19 Apr 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition forProfessional and Amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover most amazing photographers from around the world. The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Monochrome Photographer of the Year and Monochrome Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. We are […]
  • British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Want to challenge yourself – and perhaps win a fabulous prize into the bargain? Just start clicking away with your camera to see if you can capture something special. (Note: all entries should be 300 dpi, and between 1MB and 3MB in size.) Our competition theme – What makes a hero? – is both simple […]
  • BBC Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:35 pm
    The winners will be notified by email by November 2014 and published in the December 2014 issue of BBC Wildlife. You can enter a maximum of 12 camera-trap images in any of the six categories. All photos must feature wild animals in their natural habitat. Online submission of digital photographs via the website. Image requirements: […]
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  • plans are fluid

    19 Apr 2014 | 9:23 am
    welcome clouds If I was one of those who made rigid plans and itineraries, I’d be a miserable wreck by now. Luckily my plans are fluid and I can adjust them on the fly. My plan was to head up into higher country for a few weeks, look over a few areas before going to LA, and then deciding my next moves from there. My Jeep decided otherwise though. I just spent a couple of days (and a couple hundred bucks) in Indio doing a little car repair. Hence, my traveling funds vanished and I’m back out in the desert for those few weeks, which is fine. At least my pony seems to be healthy…
  • looking ahead

    29 Mar 2014 | 1:15 pm
    hot desert sun It’s getting pretty damn hot out here in the desert already — many days around 90 degrees. The sun is getting higher in the sky too, and the only shade I have is my hat. I need to start following the season northward, or to higher elevations, and soon. Besides… my feet are starting to itch. I’m starting to look into the possibilities for some dispersed camping in the Angeles and San Bernardino National Forests for a month or two. If you’ve done it, or have any thoughts or ideas or experiences, I’d love to hear about it…
  • cool sign

    21 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • ignore the box

    14 Feb 2014 | 10:02 am
    To be aware of the history and the accepted standards of your chosen medium but not be bound by them… to be willing to experiment with new tools and techniques and ideas… to not only think outside the box, but to ignore the box altogether… to keep an open mind to different philosophies and ways of working…to me these are the cornerstones of a rich, rewarding, creative life as an artist.
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  • Easter Photo Session with Kids

    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We saw some great weather this past weekend. The trees are starting to bud, lawns and grasses need to be cut and the flowers, the flowers around Victoria and Sooke are in full bloom! At least these patches of Daffodils in East Sooke. Heading to the old Glenairley property, which is now owned by RCM-SAR, allowed me to get the early evening light that I was hoping for with the kids. Dressed in their new yellow Easter dresses and armed with Easter eggs, we laid down a small blanket between patches of Daffodils growing between the grasses. The light couldn’t have been any better. The kids…
  • Real Estate Head Shot

    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
  • Baby Shoot at 7 Months

    27 Jan 2014 | 7:06 am
    We try to photograph the early milestone and this past weekend happened the youngest one turned 7 months. We had a 7 month photo session for the first one so we thought we better get one in so they can argue who was cuter when they were older and can safely compare. I propped up my white backdrop and decided on two lights for this. One softbox camera left, about 45 degrees to her and 45 degrees up. And a bare speedlight to hit the background. This light was also back enough to provide a slight rim light to camera right on her face and 1 stop stronger. Shot with the 5dmkII and the 24-105 lens…
  • Promotional Video for RCM-SAR

    23 Jan 2014 | 7:54 pm
    The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Organization put together a V.I.T.A.L (Volunteers In Training And Lifesaving) Campaign and this promotional video was shot and edited by myself. I’ve been a proud member of RCM-SAR for 6 years now and have gone from a new crewmember to a Coxswain at our Station. Having been over 125 missions off Sooke since I’ve started I have accumulated many hours of footage. This past summer another photographer and myself travelled to 8 different Stations across BC to obtain video and audio specific for this video. Shot in the FRC Simulator in…
  • Sunset and fog over the Sooke Basin

    19 Dec 2013 | 9:24 pm
    I’ve been getting into the habit of bringing my camera with me when I drive to and from work. Doing this allows me to get the best of the sunrises and sunsets we have here in Sooke. I tend to leave a little earlier now than usual in hopes of catching some nice skies and such the case happened last night on my way home from work. Each way I pass this one lane bridge on the border of Sooke and East Sooke travelling down Gillespie Road. And most days I pull over to quickly have a glance to see if there is any magical light. I nearly missed it last night as I was feeling like rushing home…
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  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

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

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

    20 Nov 2013 | 9:54 am
    I decided to put another one of my books on this website. I wrote this back in 2010 – 2011. I’ve evolved as a (convention/cosplay) photographer a lot since then, but it is still worth a read. Convention Photography (Click here to read the book.) Description: Learn all about the exciting subculture that is convention photography! Straight from the experiences of a long time convention attendee, Scott J. Waldron has … Continue reading →
  • The Entire Creator Sky Book On This Site

    26 Sep 2013 | 12:03 am
    Any interest in reading the science fiction book I wrote in 2012? I just put the entire text on my website. I’d rather have it be read than sit on Amazon with little attention: You can hate me for the cliffhanger ending later.
  • Cosplay Photographer Anderson Garden Interview Video

    23 Jun 2013 | 12:17 pm
    We recently had a moderately sized meetup at a local Japanese garden. One of the photographers there also does videography and decided to put together a video featuring all of the photographers at the event. The videographer is Charles R. and he goes by the handle “Hikikomorisama.” You can see more of his video work here and some of his photography here. Here is the photographer interview on Youtube: … Continue reading →
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Reportage Photo – La color run

    Celine Manceron
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    Dimanche 13 Avril, et pour la première fois en France, se déroulait la Color Run ! J’avais découvert depuis quelques temps cette course qui avait lieu outre atlantique. Cette course, elle me plaisait, et elle me faisait réver. J’avais vu de nombreuses photos déjà, et donc quand on a découvert cette première édition en France et à Paris, on n’a pas hésité longtemps avant de prendre des tickets. Bon 35€ l’inscription tout de même pour 5km… Donc inscription pour Monsieur. Pour ma part, impossible. Cependant, j’avais prévu de suivre au maximum…
  • Critique de livre – La vidéo HD pour les photographes

    Celine Manceron
    17 Mar 2014 | 3:41 am
    La vidéo HD a envahi le monde des réflex. Désormais, votre boitier ne vous sert plus qu’à photographier, mais aussi à filmer.  Pour vous accompagner dans votre démarche de réalisateur et vidéaste, des livres et des formations commencent à voir le jour. Aujourd’hui, c’est un livre des éditions Eyrolles que l’on va vous présenter : « La vidéo HD pour les photographes – Filmer avec un boitier réflex ». Ce livre est destiné « aux photographes qui veulent tourner des vidéos avec leur reflex numérique » et décomposé en 5 parties : Partie 1 : Une nouvelle…
  • Nouvelle conférence vidéo : les trucs et astuces des vidéastes

    Guillaume Manceron
    14 Mar 2014 | 2:24 am
    La semaine dernière, se tenait la 1ere conférence en ligne et gratuite autour de la vidéo.  Vous avez été très nombreux à venir ! C’est donc pour cela que j’ai décidé de renouveler l’aventure, en vous proposant un nouveau webinaire autour de la vidéo. Cette conférence se tiendra jeudi 20 Mars, à partir de 20h (heure de Paris). Oui, je veux participer à la conférence en ligne gratuite : « les trucs et astuces des vidéastes » Lors de ce webinaire, l’accent sera mis sur les « trucs et astuces » des vidéastes…
  • Esprit vidéo – une formation pour les vidéastes

    Guillaume Manceron
    9 Mar 2014 | 12:20 am
    Dans l’article du 24 Février 2014, je vous parlais d’un webinaire que j’organisais sur le monde de la vidéo sur le site Esprit Vidéo. Ce webinaire, qui a lieu ce soir, porte sur différents conseils de réglages et des techniques de montage vidéo. Il est encore temps de s’inscrire d’ailleurs ! S’inscrire à la conférence en ligne : Savoir filmer dans toutes les situations.  Un peu comme dans les Kinder, une surprise est cachée à l’intérieur de ce webinaire ! Et, spécialement pour vous, je vous en dévoile une partie dès maintenant ! Une…
  • Participer à la 1ere conference en ligne sur la vidéo

    Guillaume Manceron
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Vous êtes de plus en plus nombreux à filmer aujourd’hui avec votre appareil réflex numérique. Vous êtes également très nombreux à nous poser des questions à ce sujet. Pour y répondre, j »ai décidé d’organiser un webinaire gratuit uniquement sur la vidéo avec, à l’intérieur, une surprise pour tous les participants présents. Ce Webinaire est né après une analyse de vos questions, ainsi que mon souhait de partager avec vous, cette passion que j’ai concernant le monde de la vidéo. Ce Webinaire sera uniquement consacré à la vidéo, et à ce qui…
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    Stay Focused

  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
  • My Long Affair with Photography

    Arnie Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    NOTE: This is a reprint and was originally written in 2005. I remember very clearly when Dad would pull out his large twin lens reflex camera, usually around a holiday, birthday or family event. He would lower his head and look into the lens hood while his hand would reach down to grasp the knurled knob on the camera’s side. I would see the bellows move back and forth as he zeroed in on his focus. Then he’d snap and the shot would be done. We’d wait weeks, sometimes months, to see the results. After all, a full roll of film had room for 12 negatives! When the film was…
  • Rapid Fire Nikon D4s

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:53 pm
    How does 11 frames per second sound? At the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Expo last month in Las Vegas, I got a chance to handle Nikon’s newly announced D4s camera. Although it’s lighter than the D4, it has a remarkable 16MP sensor that’s superb at high ISO settings. In fact we saw a demonstration of the camera at an ISO setting of 25600 and there was virtually no noise. With many other DLSRs sporting higher pixel counts, the D4s sacrifices more pixels in exchange for very superior noise reduction. But the feature that caught my eye (actually my ear) is…
  • Sony Alpha 6000

    Arnie Lee
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sony’s Newest “MILC” – Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera I’m apolitical when it comes to camera brands. I use equipment from Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, etc. When traveling for assignments I carry a quality camera and several lenses. For the past few years I’ve gravitated towards the smaller and lighter cameras. What’s more is that lenses for these cameras are also smaller and lighter too so packing is easier. My go-to camera is now a Sony NEX7 which is half the size and weight of the Canon 6D or Nikon D800. But the one downside of the NEX7 is…
  • Camera Straps

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Simple or Stylish There were more than a few exhibitors at the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International Expo showing their accessories. And camera straps were among the most frequent offering. Two particular offerings caught my attention: one for their simplicity and the other for their uniqueness. CustomSLR camera straps   The Air Strap has a wide shoulder pad that is both lightweight breathable. The strap is easy adjustable to different lengths for a variety of carrying situations. Price is about $20. The Glide Strap is a neat shoulder strap that’s split towards the…
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  • Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony

    Linsey Kelsey
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony The wedding ceremony was located on the white sandy beach of the Island Inn Resort on Sanibel Island, Fl. The Island Inn is a charming old Florida resort with beachfront cottages, and hotel on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach is covered with gorgeous sea shells and sea oats that are truly beautiful to watch as they dance in the wind. The post Sanibel Island Inn Wedding Ceremony appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Timeless Southern Waters Wedding

    Scott Kelsey
    15 Feb 2014 | 10:21 am
    So excited to share this timeless Southern Waters wedding we photographed in Fort Myers, Florida. This sweet southern style wedding was surrounded by lush oaks and gorgeous hanging moss, a real old Florida setting. Tim and Dahlia shared a special first look/reveal before the ceremony, which was adorable to witness and capture. So glad we had the opportunity to share this wonderful moment. Location: Southern Waters Weddings & Special Events Hair and Makeup Stylist: Sarah McKenzie Massey with Hair by Crew The post Timeless Southern Waters Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding…
  • Luxe DVD Cases with Senior Portraits

    16 Jan 2014 | 7:08 pm
    For our clients we love to present their photos in something special. The luxe DVD Case is one of the DVD designs we love for our seniors/graduates. The unique design with our customized touches makes for a very memorable delivery. Our senior/graduate portrait packages start at $300 with all images included on DVD. More information here. The post Luxe DVD Cases with Senior Portraits appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Wedding at Tarpon Lodge in Pine Island

    Scott Kelsey
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Wedding Tarpon Lodge! What a great place to get married. If you want a natural , romantic and casual day then you should think about having your Wedding at Tarpon Lodge in Pine Island.  Lush tropical plants flower nearly year round here, so anytime of the year would be perfect for this location to hold a wedding.  I really loved the old historic restaurant that the reception was held in. Large windows surrounded the dining table which really made you feel like you were in an old Florida cottage home. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting an private, old Florida style wedding. The…
  • Naples Best Friends Senior Portrait Shoot

    5 Jan 2014 | 3:47 pm
    What better way to have your senior year portrait photo shoot than to share it with your best friend. This was a fun time with these two beautiful young ladies.  We traveled down to Clam Pass Park in North Naples a little before sunset. The sun was golden and the weather was perfect, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect evening. Enjoy! Naples Senior Portrait Shoot by Scott Kelsey Photography The post Naples Best Friends Senior Portrait Shoot appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
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  • Lunar Eclipse April 2014

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    I hope you all had a chance to see the lunar eclipse in person. It was pretty amazing here in Arizona. If you did miss the show, check out these photos of mine. I used pretty simple equipment, a tripod, wired remote, Canon EOS Rebel XSi and Canon 70-200mm f/4 L EF IS (USM). I shot everything at 200mm and used autofocus. Next time I hope to use a longer lens or extender. I did have to really crop these images to remove a lot of the inky blackness of space. Have Fun, Jeff P.S. Click on an image to see a larger version Full eclipse. I  didn’t crop this or the next one as close as I could…
  • You Want What?

    6 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Check out this funny video. While it’s designed around the plight of a graphic designer, I’ve had this same experience as a photographer. And I’m sure many of you have too. What experience like this have you had? Have Fun, Jeff
  • April Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    2 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for April. It shows blossoms on a Saguaro Cactus (Carnegiea gigantea) about to be visited by a honey bee (Apis mellifera). This Saguaro was on the road to Bumblebee, Arizona. This is also the area where I saw my first rattlesnake. Head on over and get your copy at Have Fun, Jeff
  • My Monthlyish Newsletter Is Out

    11 Mar 2014 | 10:15 pm
    I just sent out my monthlyish newsletter. Check it out here Among other things, you will see some photographs I just took at the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Tartanic An Elephant, close up You can subscribe at or to be sure you don’t miss an issue. Have Fun, Jeff  
  • I’ll be on TV – Barry’d Treasure

    5 Mar 2014 | 11:18 am
    As some of you may remember, I told you that I would probably be in one of Barry Weiss’ episodes of Barry’d Treasure. Well, the show has been scheduled. Barry’d Treasure will premier on March 18th, 10:00/9:00 central on A&E. I don’t know what episode I’ll be in, but it will be when they visit Jerome, Arizona. Have Fun, Jeff
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Dogwoods Have Arrived

    Michael Frye
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dogwoods over the Merced River at sunset, from last springThe last time I was in Yosemite Valley was just over a week ago, and only a few dogwood blossoms had appeared by then. I returned to the valley yesterday, and found that the dogwoods had fully emerged already. This is one of the earliest blooms I can remember, but that’s not terribly surprising with the warm and dry spring we’ve had. Although the flowers will last a couple of weeks, they’re most photogenic when new and fresh, so they’re near peak now. The valley is quite beautiful, with lots of fresh,…
  • Should Your Next Camera Be a Sony?

    Michael Frye
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Willows and cottonwoods in late-afternoon light, Yosemite. The outstanding resolution of the Sony A7r allowed me to make a 40×60-inch print that captures all the fine detail of this image.I don’t review or even talk about equipment very often, but I reviewed the 36-megapixel Nikon D800E last summer because I think it’s such an important, game-changing camera for landscape photography, with exceptional resolution and low noise. Like many Canon users, I’ve been waiting for Canon to offer a competitor to the D800 and D800E. Rumors keep circulating about a 40-megapixel Canon camera,…
  • Lunar Eclipse Over the Trona Pinnacles

    Michael Frye
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Lunar eclipse sequence, April 14th and 15th, Trona Pinnacles, CA, USAMonday night’s lunar eclipse didn’t seem to line up well with any of Yosemite’s features, so I started looking for other locations – preferably someplace with clear, dark skies, and an interesting foreground. Death Valley came to mind, but then I thought of the Trona Pinnacles, near Ridgecrest. I’d never been there, but it seemed like an appropriately “lunar” landscape – so much so that the pinnacles have frequently been used to represent alien landscapes in sci-fi movies, including…
  • Snow at Last

    Michael Frye
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sunrise from Tunnel View after a snowstorm, last Wednesday morningIn this dry winter, snow has been rare in Yosemite Valley, but last Tuesday night the valley got about six inches of new snow. Wednesday the skies cleared, and mist rose around the cliffs – a beautiful morning for photography. I drove up to the park early and started at Tunnel View, then moved to several other places in the valley, and didn’t stop photographing until the sun had melted most of the snow out of the trees. It was definitely a fun morning, and I’ve included a few of my photographs here. Apparently…
  • Photographing the Lunar Eclipse

    Michael Frye
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Lunar Eclipse Sequence, 1:23 a.m. to 4:49 a.m., August 28, 2007, Yosemite NP, CAOn the night of April 14th and 15th viewers in North and South America will be able to see a total lunar eclipse. Most people should be able to see the whole eclipse sequence (weather permitting), though viewers in the far northeast will miss the very end of the event. I’ve photographed several lunar eclipses, and they’re spectacular events to view and photograph. This one is special, however, because it’s the first time I might be able to see the whole eclipse sequence from beginning to end. In…
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  • Lowepro Revamps Toploader Zoom AW II Series

    Eric Reagan
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Lowepro Toploader Zoom AW II series is a refresh of the classic single body and lens bag. New and improved features include a sturdy grab handle and removable/adjustable shoulder strap, a new and improved, outdoor-segment zipper pull, a front organization pocket, and a built-in all weather cover. The Topload Zoom AW II bags include the new models at the moment – the Toploader Zoom 45 AW II, 50 AW II and 55 AW II – and are priced at $39.95, $49.95 and $59.95, respectively. The Toploader Zoom 45 AW II holds a compact DSLR with an 18-55mm lens attached. The Toploader Zoom 50 AW…
  • Canon 7D for $825 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:21 pm
    ebay (via 6ave) has the Canon 7D for $825 (reg. $1299). Check it out here on ebay. Note, this is likely a grey market item with an in-house warranty from 6ave, which has a positive feedback rating of 99.4%. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay and is protected by copyright laws. It is unlawful to (a) edit, modify, alter, or create derivative works of the text, content or links supplied by Photography Bay, (b) use any robot, spider, scraper, other device or manual process to monitor or copy any content from the Photography Bay RSS feed, (c) sell,…
  • Leica T Mirrorless Camera Leaks Out a Day Early

    Eric Reagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:16 pm
    The Leica T official website went live for a brief period today and many images and details of the camera have leaked out a day prior to the announcement. Key specs include a 16.5MP APS-C sensor, a 3.7″ touchscreen display and (here’s a new take) 16GB internal memory. The camera also includes 1080p HD video cpature and built-in WiFi for connection to iOS or Android devices using the Leica T app. Leica T App Screenshot We’ll have more details after the official announcement tomorrow. [via Leica Rumors] Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on…
  • Canon 1D X for $5599 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:55 pm
    ebay (via getitdigital) has the Canon 1D X for $5599.99 (reg. $6799) in limited quantities. Check it out here on ebay. Note, this is likely a grey market item with an in-house warranty from getitdigital, which has a positive feedback rating of 99.3%. Related posts: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens for $639.99 – Deal Alert Canon 5D Mark III for $2,868 – Deal Alert Canon 5D Mark III for $2549 – Deal Alert
  • Video Test: Panasonic GH4 Compared to GH3, Canon 5D Mark III, C100 and 7D

    Eric Reagan
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    The guys from Hillbilly Grip Truck got their hands on a demo model of the Panasonic GH4 and put together a quick comparison video with the GH4 alongside the GH3, Canon C100, 5D Mark III and 7D. You can see in the video below, they walk through several different shots, assigning numbers to the cameras and revealing the models at the end of the video. Additionally, using the power of the 4K resolution that the GH4 delivers, they recut a version of the video to be a more traditional music video (instead of a camera test) using only 2 static shots from the Panasonic GH4 and pan and scan to vary…
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  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Felicity Jones

    Annabelle Quinn
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    The 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards in association with Burberry at the Savoy Hotel in London, UK.. .Pictured: Felicity Jones. James Whatling / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from spnphotosfour169870 She’s a British actress who hasn’t been seen in the limelight in Hollywood, but that could certainly be changing soon. With several smaller films under her belt, Felicity Jones’ latest movie is certainly not small – the Amazing Spider-Man 2 is sure to make big bucks at the box office and maybe launch Jones’ career. She has striking…
  • Top TV Shows 2014: Downton Abbey

    Olivia Morley
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    TITLE: Original Film Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. Spanish Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. English Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. Film Director: JULIAN FELLOWES. Year: 2010. Stars: ELIZABETH MCGOVERN; HUGH BONNEVILLE.. Original Film Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. Spanish Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. English Title: DOWNTON ABBEY. Film Director: JULIAN FELLOWES. Year: 2010. Stars: ELIZABETH MCGOVERN; HUGH BONNEVILLE.. RELEASED: 2010. PEOPLE: ELIZABETH MCGOVERN, HUGH BONNEVILLE;. DIRECTOR: JULIAN FELLOWES;. CARNIVAL FILMS / Album/Newscom. License this image from apaphotos534526 Here’s a show for all of you history…
  • Celebrating Administrative Professionals’ Day with Stock Photography

    Annabelle Quinn
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:43 am
    Portrait of a pensive secretary in her office. Wavebreak Media/Newscom. License this image from wmphotos131966 Today, April 23rd, is Administrative Professionals’ Day also known as Secretaries Day or Admin day. It’s holiday that was created to celebrate those who work as administrative support (i.e. receptionists, or secretaries). So here at Newscom we wanted to honor those who work in this field by putting together some stock photography of administrative professionals at work. But what we discovered while doing this is that apparently only women can do the job of a…
  • Around the World: Great Smoky Mountains

    Ty Cobb
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    View from the Morton Overlook in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adam Jones / “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from ddpphotos294702 When you think of National Parks which one is the first to come to mind? Maybe the Grand Canyon? Yosemite? Yellowstone? Zion, or Grand Tetons? While all of them are very popular none of them are as visited nearly as much as The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With over 9.3 million visitors, the Great Smoky Mountains have more than twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon. One look at…
  • Editors’ Picks: New Zealand’s Beauty, Cairo’s Sham el-Nessim, & Boston’s American Finisher

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:23 pm
    New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington Zoo, meerkat (Suricata suricatta) sitting on rock. (c) / Valentin Weinhäupl/Newscom. License this image from westendrm034390 New Zealand is really high on my travel bucket list. Really high. This seemingly untouched island has one of the most gorgeous landscapes I’ve seen through the eyes of someone else. But until I can see for myself, these pictures of Westland National Park, The Real Shire, and these stunning black and white snapshots at the Wellington Zoo, will have to do. Newscom gets between 30-60,000…
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  • Sundown by Alvar Astúlez

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Sundown by Alvar Astúlez Alvar Astúlez: Photos · Blog
  • Dark Mountains (1) by Stefan Brenner

    23 Apr 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Dark Mountains (1) by Stefan Brenner This is the first picture from my new series Dark Mountains. If you like it please let me know and I'll share more of them with you. Have a nice day my friends! ______ Stefan Brenner: Photos · Blog
  • Spring Road by Jake Olson Studios

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Spring Road by Jake Olson Studios Follow me on Facebook by clicking here -> Facebook Page or paste in your browser! For my new Free Android Ap visit Google Play and download it by pasting this in your browser! For iPhone download here by pasting in your browser! Thanks Everyone! Jake Olson Studios: Photos · Blog
  • Toward the sun 2 by Arnaud Bratkovic

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Toward the sun 2 by Arnaud Bratkovic Arnaud Bratkovic: Photos · Blog
  • Christie by Tracy Parker

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Christie by Tracy Parker Here is another shot from Christie's session last July. She knows how to pull you in with those eyes. Hope you all like it. Thanks. Tracy Parker: Photos · Blog
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Between Twilight and Dawn

    Paul Melcher
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
          The world of professional photography has been scratching its head trying to figure out why so many casual photographers are having as much success, if not more, than they are. After all, on... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Getty Image’s Gamble

    Paul Melcher
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
              It was just a question of time. We have repeatedly wrote here about how the current photo licensing model is broken and obsolete . We also explained at full length how image data collection... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D4s Vid BTS

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s the gear used to shot the Vid: Profoto B1 x2 (lighting) Avenger C-Stand Lastolite TriGrip (diffusion) Trigrip Holder Light Stand, Black – 6′ D4s 24-70AFS Elvid FieldVision 11″ Action Arm Sennheiser G3 Wireless Mic Tram TR50 Lavalier
  • D4s 1st Month – a Vid

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
  • Click2Click in the Big Apple!

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    14-15 June, that’s right, Click2Click is coming to New York! We just held our first one and it was extremely successful and we’re looking forward to keep the momentum going. This is a two day, very intensive course giving you the knowledge and confidence to take your camera and make those great images you desire to tell your story. We start in the classroom getting to know our cameras. We then go out for very targeted photography to make the shots to learn more about our cameras. Finally, we’re back in the classroom taking our photographs we just took into the Digital…
  • Welcome the New Ambassadors!

    23 Apr 2014 | 8:24 am
    Nikon USA today announced publicly the latest four, new Ambassadors (welcome to the family!) Bambi Cantrell, Tamara Lackey, Blair Bunting and Doug Gordon. The Ambassador program is growing and our outreach extending so reach out to any of us, we’re here to help YOUR photography!
  • Back Up Slope They Come

    23 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    We know spring has sprung at our home when the Steller’s Jays are back in mass. In the winter, the majority of them do a down slope migration to warmer haunts. But once the spring equinox occurs, back up they come. As the time gets closer to start a nest, the males are quite spectacular like this one individual. We had a snow today and that big, soft, overcast light was perfect to give them a little attention, especially with their lookin so good. Shooting from my desk, I just watch until a gorgeous individual appears and then simply go click. Their blue stripes in the crown are simply…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf633 – Magical Muscle Memory (Chris Marquardt)
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    Chris briefly explores a 40-year old film format, the 110 pocket film. He has a few observations on what’s the best time to buy a new camera (hint: not two weeks before an important vacation as you won’t have time … Continue reading → The post tfttf633 – Magical Muscle Memory appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf632 – f/213 (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:40 am
    Chris teaches you at least three ways why using a hole instead of a lens to take pictures can really make you a better photographer – and why with the analog taste to it, it is still easy to approach … Continue reading → The post tfttf632 – f/213 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • German speakers: I’ll be on the radio tomorrow night at 10pm (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Yep, me, on Radio Fritz, Apr 11 2014, 22:00 German time. I will talk photography and stuff with Holger Klein during the Blue Moon show. It’ll be in German. Livestream at Ich werde morgen ab 22 Uhr live im … Continue reading → The post German speakers: I’ll be on the radio tomorrow night at 10pm appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Don’t delay, only 33 hours left to order the poster (and more cool stuff) (Chris Marquardt)
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    Wow, thanks to all those who backed the RAIN OVER REYKJAVIK poster campaign, you managed to blast through the campaign goal in record time and all backers will receive the poster soon. As of this post, it’s only 33 hours … Continue reading → The post Don’t delay, only 33 hours left to order the poster (and more cool stuff) appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • It Started With A Matchbox (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    Some projects start with a matchbox… The Marquardt International Pinhole hit many bumps along the way, a lot of prototypes were built and discarded and it was over three years in the making. I couldn’t be happier how it turned … Continue reading → The post It Started With A Matchbox appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • Portrait for Good Housekeeping Magazine

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    A few months back I got a call from Good Housekeeping Magazine to shoot a portrait – here’s the image as it appears in the April 2014 issue: I always love the opportunity to connect with people with interesting histories that editorial photography provides. Dawn, the subject, was great, and my friend and colleague Cindy Rae did beautiful work on her hair and makeup. The shoot was also the perfect opportunity to showcase Verdant Tea, a restaurant and tea shop that opened in my neighborhood in 2013. They have a beautiful space that fit the vibe of the story perfectly, but more than…
  • Fraser 2013 Annual Report

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:21 pm
    The Fraser 2013 Annual Report should be hitting mailboxes right about now – I got my copy  a couple days ago, and it’s a fun one.I’ve photographed the last several annual reports for Fraser, but this was the first that we photographed in the studio. It was also the first designed by my friend and studio-mate Craig Johnson – and his colleague Carlo Apostoli - of Agency F. The result, in Fraser’s words, is the best annual report they’ve had produced. While I love getting out into the world and telling peoples’ stories where they live and work, since…
  • Heartland Restaurant’s Local Artistry

    5 Feb 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Osso buco Last month I had the chance to do some test shooting at Heartland Restaurant in St. Paul – a fun time on many levels. I think of Chef Lenny Russo as the godfather of Minnesota farm to table cuisine. The success and longevity he’s had as a chef and as a restaurant owner is a testament to his skill, and to his ability to innovate. As is becoming more commonplace, Heartland sources locally, then finds unexpected applications for what many may consider unusual ingredients. Heartland just takes the concept to such a high level. For example, their exploration of the mushroom…
  • My Famous Family

    30 Jan 2014 | 12:27 pm
    If you happen to be a member of the Seward Co-op you may recognize this photo from the cover of the latest issue of Sprout!, the co-op’s member newsletter. What you may not know is that those happy people my wife and son! I’ve heard from other people I’ve photographed for the Sprout cover that they feel like minor neighborhood celebrities for a couple weeks after it’s delivered, and it’s fun to watch that happen with my family. We managed to eke out quite a few photos before the kiddo lost interest. It helped that a ‘snack’ of a plateful of cookies…
  • Portrait of a Yogi

    12 Dec 2013 | 1:28 pm
    A couple weeks back I had a chance to photograph my friend Helena Raghubir of the Center for Happiness yoga studio. I’ve photographed Helena a few times now over the past several years, and it’s always fun. Yoga portraits tend towards the staged and perfectly posed, but Helena (and I) wanted to create images that evoked the mental experience of being on the mat. For me, what comes through in these images is Helena’s focus, strength and fluidity, and a grounded-ness that suggests the value of the mental side of a yoga practice over its physical manifestations. Or at least…
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • GUEST BLOG: Bella Dahl Jeans Girl by Vincent Versace

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Copyright (c) Vincent Versace - All Rights Reserved - Used with permission Yet another blast from the past that I found as I populate my new back-up server. THIS ONE was from the Coolpix 850. I get a call from the then  director of marketing of Nikon telling me she wants a picture for PhotoEast that they can blow up to 8 feet by 10 feet shot with the to be announced at the show Coolpix 850 and she wants me to shoot it. It is a Monday. I say "COOL".Then she says find me a very well endowed model, and I want her to be blond. I say "SURE!" (here reasoning was computer geeks and dweebs did…
  • I’m back–sort of…

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:48 am
    After a few weeks break, I'm planning to return with some articles as I discussed in my April 1st article. My goal is to have one to two articles per week for the near term as I catch up on previously promised articles. Articles will include cool products like the Nikon D4s, Fujifilm lenses, a cool new 4k display, paper reviews from Canon, Epson and Breathing Color, and much more. Thanks for your patience during this break and new schedule, and please be sure to stop by from time to time to see what's up. My friends at Topaz Labs have asked me to share with you a special deal they have going…
  • Back to Photography

    6 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    NatashaCanon 1D X 1/160 sec at f/10, ISO 100 at 125mm (70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM) In the first week since I decided to stop working evenings on the blog, I’ve enjoyed what amounts to a great vacation since I actually get to sleep at night. I’m happy, the family is happy, so all is good. Now that I have a little “me time”, I’m looking forward to editing some photos again. Here’s a photo that was part of my Nikon D610 review. I enjoyed working with this model so much that I pulled out my 1D X when I was done with my “work” and shot with my personal gear. This was lit using my…
  • Thanks For Everything! (Not an April Fools’ Joke)

    1 Apr 2014 | 1:20 am
    Moonhee & Ron MartinsenCopyright Unknown Artist – Kyoto Japan In 2006 I went from a millionaire with a family to single and homeless, so I turned to friends to stay alive. They carried me long enough for me to rediscover a long lost passion for photography, so in March 2007 while facing over $5000/mo in legal bills I did something really stupid – I bought my first digital SLRCanon Rebel XTi. This awoke the fire and passion inside of man who started working as a 10 year old boy for $2.50/hr to become fully vested in Social Security by 22 and a multi-millionaire by 29. That selfish man…
  • Do you like the new Fujifilm X-T1 selector buttons?

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:44 am
    X-T1 Selector Buttons shown up top,X-E2 shown at the bottom Never before in my entire history with photography have I ever jumped on the bandwagon and complained about things that the incessant Internet whiners and trolls have complained about for seemingly every camera that gets released. When I reviewed the X-T1 I found it to be an outstanding camera in many ways – one that is a front runner for my 2014 camera of the year – BUT it has a design feature that I can’t ignore. In fact, the design feature is so problematic in my usage for the camera that I had to give this outstanding…
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  • Interview with ArtSee DC

    Pamela Viola
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:42 am
    Don’t Shoot Me: Fine Art and Photography with Pamela ViolaBrighten your workplace, brighten your walls, and brighten your day. The high resolution and vibrant photographs of landscapes and iconic DC structures that grace the walls of Sotheby’s International Reality’s Chevy Chase office shot by Pamela Viola do just that.My first introduction to Pamela was her show at the Hillyer Art Space in September, where she debuted her new take on abstract photography and innovative use of technology in Having a Ball. To prep for my interview I explored her blog where…
  • Faces of India 1

    Pamela Viola
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:09 am
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  • Circus Dreaming

    Pamela Viola
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Good morning Monday. Wishing you a wonderful week!© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Because We Must 2014

    Pamela Viola
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    It's that time of year again...the cherry blossoms surroundingthe Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorialhave peaked.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • India Meets DC Metro

    Pamela Viola
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:28 am
    India meets the DC metro.BG of the metro made with Slow Shutter.Other composite images from India.Made this morning on the way via metro to a meeting.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    Kerry Garrison

  • Daniels Park – Sedalia Colorado

    Kerry Garrison
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Another gorgeous weekend in Colorado and time to hit the road and find another little treasure to explore. This time it was off to Sedalia Colorado to visit Daniels Park. Daniels Park is located in between Castle Rock and Englewood just to the west of I-25. The park features some great picnic spots that overlook some interesting geography. […]
  • Craigslist – How to Catch a Scam

    Kerry Garrison
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:55 am
    Recently I decided I wanted to sell off some old stuff to get some money to buy some new stuff.  I have never had issues with selling stuff on Craigslist before.  I have sold everything from electronics, to furniture, to cars, usually within a matter of hours. My record was an old Ford Bronco, it […]
  • Royal Gorge Trip – Colorado Adventures

    Kerry Garrison
    29 Mar 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The weather is warming up and its time to start hitting up more of the Colorado scenery. Today it was a trip south down to the Royal Gorge, a deep gorge cut into the ground topped with the Royal Gorge Bridge. The bridge is the highest bridge in the United States and one of the […]
  • Tribute to My Grandfather

    Kerry Garrison
    23 Mar 2014 | 11:05 am
    How a small act can change someone forever Last night I received the news that my grandfather had passed away. He had lived a long, full life. This story is about how a small act of his set in motion what would become the primary character trait of mine and set in motion a series […]
  • My Resume

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Feb 2014 | 8:58 am
    Oh the process of job hunting, it is never fun. I recently took a nice exit package just before a corporate acquisition and am looking for another great opportunity to do something cool and techy here in Colorado. To aid in that, I have launched a website specifically as an online resume. Check it out […]
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  • Rumor: Sigma to Release a 24mm f/1.4 Art Series Lens at Photokina

    DL Cade
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:43 am
    To put it lightly, Sigma’s Art line has been a massive success — especially now that the impressive 50mm f/1.4 has joined its ranks — and it might be expanding even further before this year is out. According to Photo Rumors, Sigma is planning to add a 24mm f/1.4 to the Art series in October, which likely means the announcement will drop in September at Photokina in Cologne, Germany. Pricing is rumored to be higher than both the 50mm and 35mm Art lenses, which retail for $950 and $900, respectively. Stay tuned and we’ll be sure to keep you up to speed if more details…
  • Take Your Landscape Pics to the Next Level with These Awesome Photoshop Tips

    DL Cade
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    Vacation photos rarely turn out the way you want them to. Even if you’re a more advanced shooter, you might not have brought all your best gear with you on that family trip to the beach or the Grand Canyon and so, when you get home, you find your photos and your memory of what the scene looked like differ significantly. Fear not, Aaron Nace and Plearn are here to help with a very useful tutorial that will close that gap in a BIG way with a few easy adjustments in Photoshop. We try not to use ALL CAPS often, but we think the difference between the before and after image is worth the…
  • Take a Look at the Unseen Side of NYC with ‘Exploring Off-Limits New York’

    Gannon Burgett
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    New York City culture site Animal recently teamed up with photographer and urban explorer 2e to document the making of some photographs in his collection “Exploring Off-Limits New York.” From Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Factory to The UnderBelly Project, the video and accompanying story takes a look at some of 2e’s not-so-legal and potentially dangerous adventures. It’s worth noting that 2e doesn’t do any of this without a healthy dose of knowledge. After five-or-so years of spending days on end around the areas he explores, he knows the underbelly of New York better than many…
  • Leica Steps Into the 21st Century with the Apple-Esque Leica T Mirrorless System

    DL Cade
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    Leica isn’t known for modern styling and innovative design. For the most part, the company sticks with what works, branching out here and there to release a special edition that is sold for an even more outrageous price than the standard version. But today Leica steps outside of the box with the new Leica T: a APS-C sensor, aluminum unibody camera with surprisingly few physical controls, a large touchscreen and a whole new lens mount. Maybe it’s unfair to immediately tag the Leica T as “Apple-esque,” but when you create a camera out of one solid block of aluminum you…
  • SmugMug Explores the Boundary Between Photos and Digital Art with Joel Grimes

    DL Cade
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Joel Grimes‘ photography is fantastic, and I use that word in its most literal form. As Grimes puts it, “photography is not reality,” and so his work is about exploring the border between photography and digital art as he creates portraits that are unlike anything else out there. Grimes was the subject of SmugMug Films‘ most recent video, which went live earlier today, and if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t particularly enjoy a lot of post-processing in your photos, you should probably skip this one. If, on the other hand, his work inspires you like…
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    eyeLevel | Art, Design + Photography | Blog by Nat Coalson

  • New Abstract Photograph: Genesis

    Nat Coalson
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Fine art abstract photograph features soft, amorphous shapes emerging from a smooth, purple background. Subtle textures with varying levels of transparency are reminiscent of a cellular organism, or possibly a jellyfish, nautilus or other aquatic life. I made this photograph during a trip to western Ireland over the 2014 Easter break. This work is part of a new series I’m developing with solid color backgrounds and mysterious floating shapes. I’ll be releasing more works from this series throughout this coming summer, so stay tuned! Prints are available in any size and on any…
  • New Scenic Travel Photograph: Ballynahinch Rowboat

    Nat Coalson
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    An old boat rests on the shore of a lake in the countryside of western Ireland. in the foreground, slender grasses and reeds cast wavy reflections in the gently rippling water. Prints available in any size. Click for a larger preview.
  • New partnership with HG Arts

    Nat Coalson
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:52 am
    Interior designers working in hospitality now have a new resource for using my fine art photography in hotel interiors! We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve recently begun a new partnership with HG Arts, based in Orlando, Florida, to provide more exciting, original artwork for the hospitality industry. The new collection, available exclusively through HG Arts, currently features nineteen of my fine art photographs selected specifically for inclusion in hospitality projects. Going forward, new images will be regularly added to the collection. To see the work and get more details,…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Jewel Box

    Nat Coalson
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:19 am
    Abstract fine art photograph features the translucent, white outlines of multiple rectangles over a soft background of red, yellow, orange and purple. Prints available in any size and on any material, including Limited Original on canvas. Click image for a larger preview.
  • Photograph from York, England: Door to the Past

    Nat Coalson
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:48 am
    An ancient, medieval stone wall in York, England shows centuries of modifications, including a section that was once a doorway. Prints available; click image for a larger preview.
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The History of “Say Cheese!”

    H&H Color Lab
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    We’ve all heard the saying, but do we know what we’re really saying? The phrase, “say cheese” has become extremely popular in our society but does anyone know why? The most common theory, and what may be the truest, is the fact that the word “cheese” forces you to bring your teeth together in a way that opens up your lips and exposes your teeth and makes you smile. There are many other words in the English language that cause your mouth to make the same facial expression. So how did we land on the word “cheese”? To start, it may be surprising to know that pictures weren’t…
  • Spring Sales Tips for School Photographers

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:20 pm
    School photography year wrap up We are fast approaching the end of another school year.  Here are a few reminders and suggestions to help you prepare for next school year:   1. Make sure you have signed or completed your school picture agreement and set dates with all of your schools for the fall 2014.  It is good to have your fall plan ready if your school is willing to plan ahead.   Here are a few questions to confirm with your schools this spring:   Will the photography take place in the same location as last fall? Is the school expecting an increase or decrease in…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Photo Entrepreneur TV, Photovision, & Photography Classes

    H&H Color Lab
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Training Tuesday topics for this week are: 1.  Check out Photo Entrepreneur TV—H&H Sponsored episode! 2.  Photovision –last day the vault is open! 3.  Summer Classes at H&H—Schools 101 During this episode the boys discuss the old vs. new way of thinking about our industry and the directions we’ve decided to go.   Enjoy part two of an interview with Ken Whitmire about wall decor and how to promote it.    Then we take a question from a viewer about donating to charity auctions!  Enjoy and comment below!  Watch Now!       Vault is open through tonight! …
  • Part 3: 5 Great Examples and Techniques for Using Images to Drive Engagement for Your Facebook Image Page

    Georgia McCabe
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Did you know that Facebook posts with images get more than twice the engagement of text-only posts? As a photographer, you may already be posting a ton of images, but this a handful of specific techniques — including other image sources and strategies — can help you easily grow your interest, engagement and reach. For example, even if you’re a Photoshop expert, I’ll share an awesome free tool that lets you rapidly source free or low-cost images and quickly added text to create effects like visual quotes to drop into your posts in a snap. We’ll look at some fantastic examples of…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Social Media & Photography Marketing Tips

    H&H Color Lab
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Training Tuesday topics for this week are: 1.  Georgia McCabe – Four part blog series on social media marketing 2. Kirk Voclain talks about the best marketing tips you will ever hear!   Georgia McCabe, a guest blogger of H&H, is in the middle of a four part series on social media marketing.  As we all know, Facebook has changed their rules AGAIN, and these changes were the inspiration for this blog series.     Part One:  Make Your Social Media a Magnet for Fan Visuals discusses how “it’s time to think of prospects and customers as your partners, as a tremendous…
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    Ezra Gordon

  • Explainer Video

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:37 pm
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  • Compassion Immersion Magazine

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Compassion Immersion is a few weeks that WestGate carves out to celebrate all the things we support locally and globally as a church. When brainstorming what we will do for the 2013, I looked at all of the handouts, cards, invites and random paper products and there did not seem to be a clear message or strategy. I decided to create one quality product that would reflect the 1.5 million dollars given to people in need, that could be something to hold onto for a while. Due to the budget constraints we ended up going with a printer overseas which meant we needed to get stories written,…
  • Shamina – Bring Me My Love

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
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  • Glow – Christmas Cd

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:13 pm
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  • Monta Vista Running

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    Jim's Photoblog

  • The Sony A7

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Minolta f4-4.5/28-135, 1/60 sec., f5.0, ISO 1600Here is my hands-on A7 report. I have had it for eighteen weeks and kept 13,000 shots, so I should have enough experience to talk about it a bit. Besides, I've been proofreading Gary Friedman's new book on the A7/r cameras and have gained some insights from that great book, too. So here goes:What I've always said about Sony DSLRs goes for this mirrorless camera, too. It feels good in my hands and is very easy to control even with my eyes closed. And how often are we in situations in which either there is no light or you have no time to look at…
  • Stuttgart silhouettes

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Here is a series of images I took this week in the center of town. The Victory Column is being surrounded by scaffolding for some reason, presenting photographers with a unique opportunity to capture this landmark in a different light.Enjoy it while it lasts!
  • To be a photographer

    9 Nov 2013 | 8:53 am
    What I love about being a photographerNo one has ever asked me if I like being a photographer, so I assume they must think it’s natural to enjoy the kind of work I do. And do you know what? I do. Before I became a serious photographer… - I had always taken a lot of pictures, but I must admit now that I didn't really know what I was doing. I knew nothing about the attributes of light, didn't care about composition, was blind to issues such as focus, depth of field and color. - taking photographs of strangers on the street was as far from my mind as spending my afternoons standing in front…
  • Worldwide Photo Walk V

    17 Oct 2013 | 2:08 pm
    Banners celebrating Stuttgart on Reunification Day were still hanging two days laterOctober 5, Fynn and I went on our fifth "Worldwide Photo Walk," an organized gathering of nearly 30,000 photographers around the globe who take pictures in one of over 1,200 cities on one day. In past years, I had led two of the walks in Stuttgart and have enjoyed participating in the others along with Fynn as a "walker."The weather was awful. Whereas it has threatened to rain the past years, or rained and then stopped in time for the walk, this year it rained all morning, so Fynn and I decided to wait it out…
  • Driving through Manhattan

    29 Sep 2013 | 1:05 pm
    After I picked up our rental in downtown Manhattan, I had to drive back up to E. 101st Street to our great bed-and-breakfast to pick up the family before driving down to Richmond. Having my trusty Sony RX100 with me, I put it up on the steering wheel as if I were driving through Russia's traffic-crazy roads.Except that I wasn't really expecting to have to defend myself in court with video evidence of another driver's offensive maneuvers. I just wanted to take some shots of New York life before we left the metropolis.Below is a fairly typical scene - or at least I think it is: a doorman…
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  • Projects

    22 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    What does one do when a self-contained project appears completed?  Or at least completed enough that it can stand alone now even if more were added later?  This is an important question if one of your goals is to get your work ‘out there’……if you want to get it seen. Brooks Jensen, the editor of LensWork, has commented on this issue many times in his writings and podcasts.  In the current era there are many, many ways to get your work seen by an audience.  In fact, any one person might choose to put their project into several different formats in order to have it…
  • The Things They Carried

    16 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    Every so often I take the liberty of writing a blog post that has nothing to do with photography. This is one of those times. I recently finished reading a book by Tim O’Brien entitled The Things They Carried. It is ostensibly a book about the war in Vietnam. But it really isn’t. It is a book about war in general, except it really isn’t that either. It gets closer to say it is a book about what it is like emotionally to be a soldier in a war, but it really goes deeper than that as well. To me it is a book about dealing with the unfathomable, not only in war, but in life. And…
  • Quick Quotes: Edward Weston

    11 Apr 2014 | 1:37 am
    “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” Edward Weston I know there are those of you out there who eschew the formal rules of composition! Rules are there as guides.  They provide a firm foundation in what can work, but, once you get the idea, breaking the rules can open up new ways of seeing.  Edward Weston seems to think so anyway, and his word is good enough for me!
  • Photographic Personality

    6 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Over time, I have been to many photographic workshops that I have really enjoyed. But several years ago I went one that was was the only workshop that I did not like attending.  And the reason for that helped me to understand a bit about my photographic ‘personality’. This particular workshop was about five or six days in duration, and during that time we photographed at Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, and Canyon De Chelle.  What could be bad?  Well nothing really, as long as you like moving from spot to spot fairly rapidly and are OK with ending up being at…
  • The Artist’s Statement

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:04 am
    The artist’s statement can be very difficult to write. It is often filled with artspeak that is incomprehensible to the average everyday viewer. I found myself wanting to write a very plain and simple statement to go with my black and white botanical project which I am calling “Floral Forms”. I wanted it to clearly state what the project was about without a lot of verbiage that would make the average “non-artist” viewer roll their eyes. The following is what I came up with. Have I succeeded? FLORAL FORMS One of the most prominent characteristics of flowers are…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Rome, Italy | Prague Wedding Photographer Artur Jakutsevich

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:29 am
    Wedding Photographer: Artur Jakutsevich, Rome, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Prague Reception Location: Prague Other Wedding Vendors: Alexander Znaharchuk, professional wedding videographer Wedding Date: 01/04/2013 Client Names: Angela and Lin Real Wedding Description What do I like about wedding and engagement photography? I like meeting new people, since I can’t live without new faces and emotions captured by my camera. Originally I come from Belarus, the country where it is not so easy to meet people from different countries and continents travelling for pre or post…
  • ISPWP Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    2 Mar 2014 | 3:08 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Winter 2013 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Galina Nabatnikova | GRANINPHOTO.RU | Moscow, Russia Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Spring 2014 contest.
  • Real Wedding | Liechtenstein Palace, Vienna | Paris Wedding Photographer Fred Marigaux

    Joe Milton
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:05 am
    Wedding Photographer: Fred Marigaux, Paris, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Servitenkirche Church – Central Vienna, Austria Reception Location: Liechtenstein Palace – Central Vienna, Austria Wedding Planning: Michaela Honies / Elegant Events – Vienna Video: Thomas Koppler / Visual Elegance – Salzburg DJ: Sam Totolee Band: Bad Powells Wedding Date: July 28, 2012 Client Names: Cornelia & Ramzi Real Wedding Description When a couple makes you feel instantly “part of the family”, there is no doubt that all along the D-day you will feel extra…
  • Best Wedding Photography of 2013 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

    Joe Milton
    7 Feb 2014 | 5:25 am
    The ISPWP holds a members-only wedding photography contest four times a year. Each contest has 20 different categories, so over the four quarterly contests that adds up to 80 First Place winners for the entire year. Here is a look back at ALL 80 1st place winning images from 2013. NOTE: The four contests include all contests where the results were published in 2013, which includes the Winter 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 contests. Want to see more? Check out the Best Wedding Photography of the Year from prior years: Best Wedding Photography of 2012 Best Wedding Photography of…
  • Fashion + Fine Art Inspired Luxury Workshop, April 7-10, Amalfi Coast, Italy

    Joe Milton
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:02 am
    Fashion + Fine Art Inspired Luxury Workshop, April 7-10, Amalfi Coast, Italy Presenting a once in lifetime, all-inclusive workshop on the unforgettable Amalfi Coast! Come hang out with the very talented ladies: KT Merry Photography, Sandra Åberg Photography, Joy de Vivre, & Jannie Baltzer Couture Headpieces Instantly upgrade your portfolio with images from 3 amazing styled shoots (a beautiful wedding couple, a bridal couture shoot and a gorgeous garden shoot including a swoon worthy tablescape). Styling by Joy de Vivre 2 full days of industry secrets and learning how to get the dream…