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  • Review: Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 OSS (Sony Full Frame E Mount)

    The Phoblographer
    Chris Gampat
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The Sony Zeiss 16-35mm f4 OSS is a lens that the photojournalist, real estate and landscape photographer will swoon over. But not many others.
  • The Ten Best Gifts for Photographers

    The Online Photographer
    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    1. Whatever YOU most want. Merry/Happy Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Solstice to you and yours! 2. Crystal camera paperweights from Fotodiox. There's a Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, or Leica. Irresistable. 3. The F-Stop Watch. Wholly impractical (who wears a watch these days? Nobody under thirty) and it doesn't even make a whole lot of sense conceptually (a shutter-speed dial might be better in that respect). Even so, the F-Stop Watch from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild works as a conversation piece as well as a timepiece. And it's fun. And not even too…
  • 6 Indoor Photography Shoot Ideas

    ePHOTOzine
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you're looking for indoor photography inspiration have a look at our 6 shoot suggestions.
  • The Ten Best Digital Cameras

    The Online Photographer
    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Always with a thumb clamped on the pulse of the Zeitgeist, herewith TOP's totally idiosyncratic, completely subjective, plausibly deniable, and cheerfully self-incriminating list of Digital Cameras We Love at the cusp of 2015—the digital cameras we think are the hottest at the moment and the most desirable. (This is a rolling post—check back to see new additions.) 1. C'mon. Do I really have to tell you? You can't guess? Seriously, you already know, right? 2. Olympus OM-D E-M1. An interesting and curious fact about photography is that even many people who do it for a living…
  • Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints

    Digital Photography Review
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more
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    In Focus

  • Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing weather in Asia, the Taliban attack in Peshawar, Reindeer in Scotland, and the hostage crisis in Sydney, and much more. [35 photos] One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Iranian-born Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis walked into the cafe and held a number of patrons and employees hostage, making demands of the Australian government. The standoff ended hours later in gunfire, with two hostages killed, and Monis shot by…
  • Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:14 am
    National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize Winner, Brian Yen, will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. Gathered below are the winning images from the People, Nature, and Places categories, as well as honorable mentions, with captions written by the individual photographers. Be sure to see earlier selections of the entries, Part I, and Part II, earlier on In Focus. [19 photos] Grand Prize Winner. "A Node Glows in the Dark" In the last ten years, mobile data,…
  • After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, opening fire on the students with automatic weapons and detonating multiple explosive devices. The attack killed 132 children and nine staff members, and another 120 were injured. All of the gunmen were killed when the attack was brought to an end eight hours later by government forces. The Pakistani Taliban, claiming responsibility, said the assault on the children was in retaliation for attacks on their own families in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani Army has been carrying out an…
  • 2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2014, erupting volcanoes included Mount Sinabung, Mount Kelud, and Sangeang Api in Indonesia, Bardarbunga in Iceland, Mount Ontake in Japan, Tungurahua in Ecuador, Pico do Fogo in Cape Verde, Mount Etna and Stromboli in Italy, Pavlof in Alaska, and Kilauea in Hawaii. Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year. [40 photos] Mount Sinabung spews…
  • Photos of the Week: 12/06-12/12

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    This week we have an oil spill in Bangladesh, protests about new pornography laws in London, the Afghan Bruce Lee, the breakup of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Grand Canyon filled with clouds, a big wave surfer in Nazare, and much more. [35 photos] A polar bear plays with a pylon during celebrations marking its first birthday in an enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on December 9, 2014. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle)
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Gold Standard: Nikon D750 review posted

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    The D750 is Nikon's newest FX-format camera, offering a number of features from the D810 in combination with a 24MP sensor. It also boasts a faster frame rate than any non-professional full-frame Nikon DSLR since the D700. Aimed squarely at enthusiasts and full-frame upgraders the D750 boasts a comprehensive video and still photography specification - see how it performed in the field and in our extensive studio tests. Read review
  • Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more
  • Leica issues T (Typ 701) firmware update

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Leica has released firmware version 1.3 for its T mirrorless camera (Typ 701). The latest update promises a collection of performance improvements for the unit's startup time and image quality, along with general bug fixes. Learn more
  • Fujifilm announces macro tubes, tethering software and X-series firmware availability

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 am
    Update: Firmware updates are now available - click through for a download link. Fujifilm has unveiled two macro extension tubes for its X-series interchangeable lens cameras, as well as a launch date for the previously-promised Fujifilm X-T1 firmware. More firmware updates are also announced for the X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X-30, as well as the introduction of tethering software for PC. Read more
  • Motorola Moto X (2014) camera review

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Despite using the same name as its predecessor, the new Moto X is a very different device. Its 5.2-inch 1080p OLED screen, thin bezels and aluminum body give it a premium feel. In the camera department it offers a 13MP sensor and F2.25 aperture, 4K-video and a dual-LED ring flash. We put it through our comprehensive testing - see if the 2014 edition is a better choice for mobile photographers than the original Moto X. Read review
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My Photo Essay: “A Little Bit of London” (and a first-look at the free photo storytelling App “Project Luca”)

    Scott Kelby
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Morning gang (it’s still morning, right?) Sorry for the late post (putting this together took way longer than expected).Those of you who follow me regularly here on the blog have seen the photographic stories I’ve posted over on my exposure.co account, which I think is an absolutely marvelous way to tell a story with both pictures and words (here’s a link to my exposure page and you can see what I mean). Far better than any blog post.Meet Project Luca A buddy turned me onto this new iPad-based free photo storytelling app called Project Luca (it’s still in Beta at this…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    8 Krazy Deals Today is day 7 of our 8 Krazy Deals, and for today’s deal we’re offering a KelbyOne Annual Membership Plan with Bonus! In addition to your full year of all access to KelbyOne online training and all of the things that come with it, you’ll also get a free portfolio review from industry professionals! For more info, check it out right here.Photographing Groups: Small to Large with Tony Corbell Our newest class is by none other than Tony Corbell! Tony has photographed three U.S. presidents, 185 World Leaders, 65 Nigerian Heads of State, about 600 brides and…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Bill Fortney!

    Brad Moore
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Season For Giving Since it is approaching Christmas, you may think this is an blog entry about Christmas gift giving, but it’s actually not!Let me start with a funny story! You may have heard Scott Kelby refer to me as “Bill Fortney – A Man Barely Alive!”  and wondered what that is all about? Well let me give you the back story. I met Scott about a dozen years ago when I worked for Nikon and called on him as a client. We went on to become great friends! My father died at age 66 and I was in my mid to late fifties when I met Scott. I guess I thought with heredity and all I…
  • Help Us Welcome “The New Guy” at KelbyOne, Julio Aguilar

    Scott Kelby
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Hi gang, meet Julio. He’s a little shy in the video above (after all, it’s just his first day), but he’s an awesome guy (we’ve been working with him for about a year – he helps out on complex shoots and assists the instructors that come here with location shoots and stuff while they’re taping classes for KelbyOne). He’s an event/portrait photographer himself, and he’s joining our team full-time as chief editor, fancy-pants blog specialist, and big kahuna of content on the just-launched KelbyOne blog, where you’ll find him every day…
  • Dear “Twitter Clause” – Can I Please Get These Four Things For Christmas? (or at least for 2015)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I really like Twitter a bunch. I do. Super Dig it! That being  said, I could totally and utterly “love” Twitter…if somehow for Christmas (or maybe just for 2015) Twitter added these four things that I believe would revolutionize, re-engerize, and just do a lot of awful lot of good all around. Here goes:(1) Stop penalizing me for including a photo with my Tweets You send me emails telling me how awesome it is to add images to my tweets. You show me stats which show that each tweet with a photo is likely to get so many more retweets and favorites, it’s just crazy. But then…
 
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    ShootTokyo

  • Finding Temples

    Dave
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    One thing I love about living in Japan is finding temples to explore. There are some really amazing temples in Tokyo.   After living here a while you find yourself going back and fourth to the same temples over and over again.  One of my favorite temples to explore is Zojoji.   Zojoji was the site of Tokyo Photo 2013.   It has a few very interesting paths along the side that are full of Jizo statues.  You can read more about them and the history of Zojoji here. Today’s Configuration:  Leica MP with Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and Summicron 28mm f/2.0 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.  I love…
  • ShootFukushima

    Dave
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I have finished my ShootFukushima project last week.   If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out please do.  It comprised of 9 posts of the trip that have been shared more than 4,500 times!  As a photographer is it really good to work on projects sometimes.  I haven’t done this in a while so it was nice to get the chance to get out and work really hard on one project. I have summarized my project with a video: Click HERE to view the embedded video. Here was the ShootFukushima journey: Ouijuku with NHK NHK (Japan’s largest broadcaster) aired a special in Fukushima on…
  • Lunch in the Clouds

    Dave
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    My friends Stephen and Laura were in town from Taipei this weekend.  My wife Mayumi and I caught up with them for a long and casual lunch at the New York Grill on the 52th floor of Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt Hotel.    The bar in this restaurant became famous in the 2003 epic movie Lost in Translation.   One of the best ‘Japan’ movies if you haven’t seen it. The restaurant is known for it’s amazing views but the clouds today weren’t having it.    We were surrounded on all sides by clouds without much to see. Today’s Configuration:  Sony A7s with a…
  • The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1

    Dave
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    A few weeks ago Panasonic released the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 in France and Germany and is expanding to the UK.  I was lucky enough to find my way to one.    This is being positioned as a Smart Camera or a Compact Camera with Smartphone Technology.   It is a full Android phone that Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 1-inch 20MP sensor.    It has a Leica branded 10.2mm f2.8 lens. This camera is absolutely fantastic.  I am always taking pictures and it is awesome to be able to so easy to slide the ‘on’ slider for the camera and snap a shot.  I almost always have my phone in…
  • Goshikinuma Lake

    Dave
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:09 am
    So I have reached final post in my ShootFukushima series.    This was a great trip and I really enjoyed learning about the area.  I’ll have a video coming in the next few days. I’m glad I have been posting all of these up over the past few weeks.  It gave me time to shoot a very cool new camera.   Look for a post later in the week… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The second night on my trip I stayed at Shiguretei Hotel.  This was a cool 2 guest room hotel attached to a fantastic traditional Japanese…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • AYP Tips: Steps To Take Better Landscape Photos

    Nathaniel Chu
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:14 am
    AYP Tips: Steps To Take Better Landscape Photos Image by Lam Nguyen Watch The Full Video On this episode of AYP, we show you how to take better landscape photos. There are a few things you can do to improve your shot including how you hold you camera with the right technique, using a tripod, and changing your aperture setting. Be sure to watch the entire video for a full and detailed description of each tip. Key Points Good camera holding technique Try using a tripod make sure it’s leveled Keep your aperture small longer shutter speed Keep in mind the “rule of thirds” The…
  • AYP Tips: Using Flash

    Nathaniel Chu
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Watch The Full Video On today’s episode of AYP, we talk about different ways and techniques on using flash to get a natural, non-flash look. We show you different gears you can use to get different results as well as a breakdown on how each tool differs from one another. Key Points The flash itself bounce it off walls control the direction and power of flash Bounce reflector mimics light source larger than the flash softens light source Direct Diffuser similar to bounce reflector but focuses light Dome Diffuser broader light combination of reflector and diffuser Expose for light…
  • How To See Natural Light: Tips From Bambi Cantrell

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Learn from one of the best in the business! We spend some time with Bambi Cantrell and pick her brain about shooting in natural light and achieving dramatic memorable shots. Check out the full video here. The post How To See Natural Light: Tips From Bambi Cantrell appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Blog: Travel Photography (Final)

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Blog: Travel Photography (Final) And just like that, two weeks have passed and my journey through Asia has come to a bittersweet end. In case you missed my blogs, I’m just your average amateur photographer trying to continue to advance my photography. I’ve been armed with a Nikon 1 V3 and had to opportunity to take it on a two week journey through different parts of Asia. Looking back now, in just two weeks I went from knowing absolutely nothing about photography, to feeling confident about sharing (some) of my photos with the public. With the help from AYP tips and just sheer…
  • AYP Insider: Natural Light Portraits… At Night?

    Lam Nguyen
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    AYP Insider: Natural Light Portraits at Night? Don’t get me wrong. I love daylight just as much as any other photographer. The sun is my friend and I’ve learned to use it, hone it and shape its light to create some of my best images. Does this mean that you’re only going to pull out your camera during daylight hours? I hope not. For some, it’s about not wanting to use or carry around a flash. Direct flash from the camera is usually too harsh and an off camera flash can be annoying and cumbersome. Even having a diffuser and/or a bounce on your flash means you’re…
 
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • Bryan Caporicci and JB Sallee...Congrats!

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Over the last week or two, there's a lot that's been going on and so often I miss the moments. I know I've got a lot of photographers who I consider good friends and probably never did a blog post like this, but consider it one of my early New Year's resolutions. It's real simple - I just want to slow things down. Instead of always working, I want to stop now and then, look around me and pay attention to what's going on.I know I'm not alone. There are a whole bunch of you who can identify with the challenges of stepping away from trying to build something every day. We need to be listening…
  • Throwback Thursday - Anybody remember Pat Boone?

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    With most of my Throwback Thursday posts I try and relate it to people from the photographic community. However, this week's is all about family, printed images and great memories.  All of which I couldn't share with you, if right off the bat, I hadn't found the original print. A quick trip through the scanner and here it is.This is where a few of you are going to roll your eyes, but the truth is, just handing people a jump drive with their digital files is NOT going to guarantee that 50+ years later, like I'm doing right now, anybody is going to have the technology to even look at the…
  • We Can't All Be Napoleon Dynamite!

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Just click this banner and you'll land in the Google+ Hangout for Mind Your Own Business. "I don't have a New Year's resolution. You don't need that crap when you're perfect."Napoleon Dynamite and for those of you who aren't as fine-tuned as Napoleon Dynamite... Every year we all do the same thing - we start thinking about all the things we can do to make next year stronger and more successful. Many of you look at your earnings each year and often, not until you file your taxes, do you even know if this year was better than the last. Then you make resolutions and you enter the new…
  • Weekend Wisdom - "How to Ruin a Business Without Really Trying"

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Just click the banner to listen to the podcast! Click on the book to read more. Ever met somebody and within the first minute you knew you had a lot in common and the potential for a great friendship? Well, meet MJ Gottlieb, who in all honesty, I barely know. I "met" MJ and his partner, Gary Oneil, on Twitter. I started reading their tweets and following the links. Over and over again they'd take me to a source loaded with great advice on business and marketing.Well, we did a few RT's of each other's tweets and I did a little research and was hoping I could talk MJ into doing a podcast. He…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - Stop Making Excuses!

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    © michaklootwijk - Fotolia It's another typical Sunday morning and I've got a specific goal today with a topic near and dear to all of us. Simply put, stop making excuses! "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses!" George Washington Carver I was at Polaroid for almost 17 years, Hasselblad for 12 and Rangefinder/WPPI for 7. All along the way I saw the same thing happen when projects didn't work out the way we expected. Whoever owned the majority of the project would proclaim, "...but we learned a lot!" At Polaroid, because everything was…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • DJI Inspire and HDR Photos

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    HDR Tutorial I know many of you already have my new HDR Tutorial, but wanted share this little promo below for all the new people that come to the blog from time to time! First Inspire Photo I put that photo on yesterday’s blog post – check it out in case you missed it! Daily Photo – HDR Photo and the DJI Inspire Because the Inspire gives you manual control over the camera, you can take full-on proper HDR photos! The current version of the software I am using is a little clunky, but it is all controlled through the iPad. I can set the shutter speed or adjust the exposure…
  • My first photo with the DJI Inspire

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    First DJI Inspire HDR Photo coming tomorrow! What’s the DJI Inspire? It’s the coolest new quadcopter (see my DJI Phantom review in the meantime) – it is a bit bigger than the last one and has an amazing system for video and photos. I’ll write a big review of it at some point here… but it shoots 4K video and streams it right back to your iPad. It shoots great photos in RAW — man it just seems to do everything! I’m just now learning how to use it, but I wanted to share a few early things here with you. And since the camera shoots in Manual mode, I can take…
  • The Creation Wars – New Episodes!

    Trey Ratcliff
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    “The new DJI Inspire Quadcopter & Lark gets called into Battle!” Welcome to the big show #5! This is a weekly show featuring a really fun photography competition with a twist! For those of you that just wanna see the new Inspire DJI Quadcopter, jump to about the 9 minute mark! Key times: 1.00 Intros 9.00 DJI Inspire Preview/Talk 23.00 A.D. Wheeler Cohort Submission 35.30 Angela B. Pan Cohort Submission 42.00 Mason Marsh Cohort Submission 53.00 David Marx Cohort Submission 1hr 02m 30s Submission Roundup 1hr 08m Voting/Twitter coverage 1hr 12m Gino The Hipster 1hr 16m 30s The…
  • Some Favorite Photos and a New Daily One!

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A trip down memory lane Here are a few favorite photos I thought I might re-share! And, as always, there’s a new Daily Photo at the bottom. Thanks again to everyone that comes to the blog so often… you guys are the best! And thank you for recommending it to your friends too. I hope you’re having a good holiday season! Daily Photo – Lounging at the Fish River Canyon Here's one of the swanky places we stayed at during our Namibian Photo Adventure! It was so incredible… When we weren't out shooting, we were either processing photos, drinking, lounging by…
  • New Lightroom Presets for the Holidays!

    Trey Ratcliff
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    New Bonus Pack for the Holidays! I just released this new set of Lightroom Presets for the Holidays! This pack has 10 of my new favorites… it’s been about half a year since I have released anything, and this stuff has been building up in my Lightroom, so, anyway, here’s a great pack for you! Which presets come in this 2014 Holiday Preset pack? “Abs Underneath” “Candy-Coloured Fishnets” “Game of Stones” “Morning Without Chaos” “Red Planetlight” “Samurai Kiss” “Sandstorm Beyond” “Something Borrowed” “Warmer Fruitpop” “Zenith Noir” Daily…
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    Improve Photography

  • Customize Your Bokeh!

    Jeff Harmon
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Customize the shape of the bokeh with a neat little hack from diyphotography.net Did you know you can sort of “customize” the shape of the bokeh in your shots?  Me either.  Just ran across this today over at diyphotography.net and thought I would pass on the link.  Click here to checkout a very simple and cheap (nearly free) way to try something new. Can you imagine what Christmas lights on a house may look like with this?  Or that Christmas tree in back of your…
  • Editor’s Choice Holiday Gift Guide 2014

    Jeff Harmon
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. All of us here at Improve Photography are photo nerds.  Sure, there is a lot more to good photography than the gear, but it is so much fun to talk about the latest stuff.  The Christmas holidays give us a chance to geek out over the things that are on our wish lists.  We hope you all enjoy it and maybe get a few ideas.  Here are the picks from our Editors for 2014 in a few different budget categories Less than $25 Jim Harmer (Editor in Chief) Triggertrap!  Triggertrap is an…
  • 3 Reasons the “Nifty Fifty” Is the Second Thing to Buy

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. A 50mm f/1.8 should be a beginner’s 2nd lens So you’ve picked up your first DSRL along with a kit lens. You’ve been playing with the features, getting to know the camera and the lens. Now you’re starting to think about what to buy next. A lot of advice tells you to invest in lenses, but which one should you start with? If you look into many professional photographer’s bags, you’ll come across the answer—a 50mm prime lens. With all of the choices out there…
  • Years of Doodads In Minutes! Improve Photography’s 100th Episode! [IP100]

    Darin Mellor
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. We have done it!  Jim & Darin are pleased to bring you the 100th installment of photography geekery!  To celebrate the 100th Episode we decided to talk about notable Doodads of the Week that have helped (and continue to aid) us in Improving our Photography skills. What’s in this episode: Notable Doodads of the Week Jim, Dustin, & Darin have been mentioning to help you Improve your Photography skills! Darin’s first impressions of the Sony A6000.  Is he done…
  • Beginner’s Dilemma #2: Which Card to Buy

    Jeff Harmon
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Will you pin this? With many manufacturers and multiple symbols on SD cards, here is which memory card a beginner should buy! SD or CF Card? The first part of your choice is likely made for you as it depends on which type of slot your camera has.  The majority of cameras have a slot for the physically smaller sized SD cards (pictured to the left) rather than the larger CF cards.  Some of the “professional” cameras only offer the CF card slots, but most of the newer…
 
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  • TWiP Talks 07: Chris Fenwick on Final Cut Pro X for Photographers

    Frederick
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 am
    In this interview Chris Fenwick and I discuss video. Specifically, which program photographers should choose when making the move into the world of video. The post TWiP Talks 07: Chris Fenwick on Final Cut Pro X for Photographers appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 13: The Reunions with Chris Porsz

    Valerie
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    I am pleased to share with you a conversation with my good friend and UK photographer Chris Porsz. Paramedic by night and a street photographer by day, Chris wanders tirelessly the streets of Peterborough, England with his camera in his quest to find familiar faces he photographed 30 years earlier in order to shoot a reunion. The post Street Focus 13: The Reunions with Chris Porsz appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 08: Wildlife around the World with Kevin Loughlin

    Rob
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Your Itinerary this week features Kevin Loughlin with Wildside Nature Tours. His photography shows knowledge of photography and the animals he photographs. The post Your Itinerary 08: Wildlife around the World with Kevin Loughlin appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 390 – TWiP’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Bruce
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Frederick Van Johnson, Martin Bailey & Jeffrey Totaro share their holiday gift ideas for photographers. Plus BitTorrent Sync offers a free solution to backup your photos. The post TWiP 390 – TWiP’s Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 12: Streets of the World – Madrid with Levi Shand

    Valerie
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    In this Street Of the World segment of Street Focus, I am taking you to Madrid. Levi Shand will be your guide for this adventure! The post Street Focus 12: Streets of the World – Madrid with Levi Shand appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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  • Canon G7X Shooter’s Report Part I: It’s all about the zoom for Canon’s first large-sensor pocket camera

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:25 am
        When we published the first part of our Panasonic LX100 Shooter's Report last week, we pitted it head-to-head against the Canon G7X and Sony RX100 III, a duo of pants pocket-friendly, large-sensor enthusiast compact cameras for a real-world comparison. Truth be told, though, the latter two cameras are even closer rivals, sharing similar -- or perhaps even identical -- sensor designs, as well as closely-matched bodies in terms of size and feature set. Now, we return with the first part of our Canon G7X Shooter's Report, and it's... (read more)
  • Rat brains, bugs with gears and more in the winning images of Olympus’ BioScapes competition

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
        Olympus has officially announced the winners of its 2014 BioScapes photo competition. From rat brains to the birth of a fruit fly, the microscopic images captured reveal a strange, beautiful world to us that we could never see with our own two eyes. First place in the competition went to a video of a fruit fly growing (still pictured below). The recording was done in 30-second intervals over the course of 24 hours. In it, we catch a glimpse of how cells divide and differentiate within... (read more)
  • All your photo rights belong to us, says Time Inc. UK

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:01 pm
        Time Inc. UK is taking heat after announcing a change to its contract with its freelance photographers. The new terms require that freelance photographers surrender ‘all rights’ to images taken on assignment for the roughly 60 niche publications Time Inc. UK owns. Interestingly, these cross-publishing rights are only applicable to Time Inc. UK’s niche publications, not its weekly TIME news magazine. Such an exception is small comfort to many photographers, though. David Hoffman, spokesperson for Editorial Photographers UK (EPUK),... (read more)
  • Airport Helipak, the backpack designed for your drone

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
        Think Tank Photo has officially unveiled the Airport Helipak, a camera backpack specifically designed to safely store and transport your DJI Phantom drone. Powerful but fragile beasts, drones can be troublesome to carry around with their fragile rotors and handful of necessary components. To solve this issue, Think Tank’s Airport Helipad snugly secures your DJI Phantom and its accessories inside an easy-to-carry backpack. The bag has enough room for the Phantom, its controller, extra batteries, a dedicated external display,... (read more)
  • Yongnuo clones Canon’s ‘nifty fifty’ down to every last detail at half the price

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
        Yongnuo, known maker of low-cost speedlights and radio triggers, is officially getting into the optics game. Continuing its tradition of ripping off products from the larger makers in the photography world, its first foray into the optics world is a ‘nifty fifty’ that is all but identical to Canon’s 50mm f/1.8. This ‘clone’ as we’ll call it, is identical to Canon’s 50mm f/1.8 in almost every way: the typography, the placement of buttons, the focus ring and more. The only real difference is the lack of Canon branding and the price...
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 19 December 2014, Friday

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    World's Best DSLR Deal DEAL: Nikon D3100 with 18-55 & 55-200mm: $339! This is usually a great deal at $499, and now a complete steal at $339 — with free shipping! No, neither lens is VR, and yes, it's refurbished, which is usually just like new, minus the fancy box — but for $339 it's the best deal ever on a complete DSLR system. That's $339, not $399, and it includes free US shipping. I buy refurbished; I just ordered a Canon 320EX for myself on sale as well. The 320EX is Canon's best small flash today.   DEALS: Panasonic Lumix specials. DEAL: ATH-M50x headphones…
  • 18 December 2014, Thursday

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Third night of Hanukkah 5767 Third week of Advent 2014   Ending this Week: Sale on Phil Steele Photography Courses My friend Phil Steele has extended his private members only sale to all of us. Check out his previews to see why so many people love his courses. He's got a 60-day no-risk money-back guarantee, so you've got nothing to lose. Phil's courses are the best I've seen. SAVE 33%: Secrets of Successful Event Photography. SAVE 15%: Lightroom Made Easy. SAVE 15%: Photoshop Basics for Photographers. SAVE 15%: Pro Portraits with Off-Camera Flash.   Canon Deals Canon EF 24-105mm…
  • 17 December 2014, Wednesday

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S II. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S II Review. Nikon's lightest autofocus 300/2.8 ever, and a superb performer.   DEAL: Sennheiser HD 650 headphones for $359.95. If you missed on on Adorama's $315 deal 10 days ago, here's another chance to get the HD 650 for much less than the usual $409. I've got mine that I got from Adorama on my head right now, and they are fantastic. They've been Sennheiser's top model for many years, with only two other consumer models adding fancy cords and packaging to up the price to four digits.   DEAL: Nikon D3 in box for $1,348. This…
  • 16 December 2014, First night of Hanukkah 5767

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 7D Mk II and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II Performance. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II High ISO Sample Images. I'm just starting on my formal review, and the good news is that the 7D Mk II is awesome. You may find my Canon 7D Mk II High ISO Sample Images particularly interesting. The 7D Mk II seems as good as last year's full-frame.   A good investment in bad photography Looking at my comparison to other 24mm f/1.4 lenses in my Nikon 24mm f/1.4 review, I was tickled to discover that while all other similar lenses, as well as the Nikon 24/1.4 have dropped in price in the past 5…
  • 14 December 2014, Sunday

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL of the DAY: Nikon D7000 for $499. Amazon, yay! DEAL: Nikon D3200 for $349.99 with free US shipping I don't know this particular dealer, but eBay is always there to help if there are any concerns. See also How to Win at eBay. DEAL: Canon SX50 HS (50x Optical Zoom) with a ton of extras: $349. DEAL: Fujifilm X-A1 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm with case and card: $449! Free US shipping.  
 
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    Strobist

  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

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

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

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

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

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    To some a foot bridge abutment, to others a studio. I've long kept a picture file of versatile nearby locations for photographing people. This foot bridge abutment on Columbia Road about two miles from my house is a great example, and it actually gets used a lot.Above it's seen in normal daylight. But with the right light it offers so many different looks. Read more »
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • 16 December, 2014 - Photograph America Newsletter

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
      For the last 15 years, I have been purchasing and using the Photograph America Newsletter published by Robert Hitchman.  I got turned onto this publication when I visited Big Bend National Park with some fellow photographers.  His guide was a tremendous help getting us to the best spots.  Every time I took a trip to a National Park or other popular photographic location I would check the big binder of newsletters from Robert. Now all his newsletters are available and fit on a jump drive. The opportunity presented itself a few months ago to visit with Robert and along…
  • 15 December, 2014 - Camera Equipment Of The Year 2014

    14 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
      It’s been an interesting year photography wise with some groundbreaking new products.  The trend is towards mirrorless and the stand out products this year fell into the mirrorless category.  As always Luminous-Landscape has its eye on the hot gear.  Today Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber share their Camera Equipment Of The Year report.  Read what they thought was hot and not as well as disappointments and predictions for the coming year. We have an opening on the second Antarctica Trip in January.  If you are interested in this trip and a special offer…
  • 12 December, 2014 - Special Antarctica Offer and An Article About Color and Human Vision Anomalies

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    A few years ago I was traveling with LuLa’s good friend Bill Atkinson.  Over dinner one night we got into a conversation on color and how the human eye and mind see color.  It was quite fascinating not to mention mind boggling.  Bill is one of the industries experts on color. Over the years, we have published stories about Color and Human Vision.  The way the eye sees color is quite fascinating. Today Charles Johnson Sr. shares his article on Observing and Managing Color: Dealing With Human Vision Anomalies.   An interesting read on understanding how we see…
  • 9 December, 2014 - Sony A7 MKII Hands-On Report

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    Some companies (you know who I mean) are slow, stodgy, conservative and cautious. None of these adjectives can be applied to Sony. They are impetious, aggressive, innovative and overall risk takers. If they screw up, as they sometimes do, they simply brush themselves off and forge ahead. With the recently introduced Sony A7 MKII we see a continuing evolution of what was once the NEX brand and is now just Sony's Alpha brand using the new full frame FE mount.  I have had a week to work with the new MKII. With its redesigned body, in-body stabilization and superior autofocus…
  • 7 December, 2014 - The Olympus 40-150mm Lens

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
      It’s a photographers market right now.  Tough decisions must be made as to what gear to purchase.  There is no question the mirrorless revolution is well under way.  We recently reviewed the new Samsung NX1 with some very impressive specs.  The Olympus OMD and Fuji systems have been growing very fast and let’s not forget Sony with the amazing a7 system.  Sony took another step forward this last week and announced the Sony a7 II with some amazing features.  We are now testing a version and we should have a report very soon. So, if you join the…
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    The Online Photographer

  • The Ten Best Gifts for Photographers

    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    1. Whatever YOU most want. Merry/Happy Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/Solstice to you and yours! 2. Crystal camera paperweights from Fotodiox. There's a Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, or Leica. Irresistable. 3. The F-Stop Watch. Wholly impractical (who wears a watch these days? Nobody under thirty) and it doesn't even make a whole lot of sense conceptually (a shutter-speed dial might be better in that respect). Even so, the F-Stop Watch from The Unemployed Philosophers Guild works as a conversation piece as well as a timepiece. And it's fun. And not even too…
  • The Ten Best Digital Cameras

    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Always with a thumb clamped on the pulse of the Zeitgeist, herewith TOP's totally idiosyncratic, completely subjective, plausibly deniable, and cheerfully self-incriminating list of Digital Cameras We Love at the cusp of 2015—the digital cameras we think are the hottest at the moment and the most desirable. (This is a rolling post—check back to see new additions.) 1. C'mon. Do I really have to tell you? You can't guess? Seriously, you already know, right? 2. Olympus OM-D E-M1. An interesting and curious fact about photography is that even many people who do it for a living…
  • Two Tips: One for Fuji X-T1 Owners, One for Apple Laptop Buyers

    Michael Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    First of all, a few days ago when we were discussing the Fuji X-T1, a couple of people complained about the write speed. The X-T1 is one of the few cameras on the market configured to take advantage of the new UHS-II high-speed cards. UHS-II cards are significantly more expensive (I wanted four of the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-II cards, but bought just two of the 16GB cards, attempting to have my cake and economize too), but they're much faster—250 MB/sec. write speed compared to 90 MB/sec. write speed for the UHS-I version of the same card, and just 6 MB/sec. for the cheapest SD…
  • The Classic Messenger Bag

    Michael Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    New With three days left for free expedited shipping at B&H prior to Christmas, they're offering a great price on the updated version of the all-time classic messenger bag. The Domke F-842 (currently less than half price at $64.99) is a Domke F-802 but with a padded slot added for a 13" laptop and a panel added for securing the bag to the handle of a rolling cart. If you want the laptop too you can get an Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro for $120 off or a mid-2014 Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro laptop with Retina Display for $150 off. My Domke F-802 was a freebie from Kodak in the…
  • The One That Got Away

    Michael Johnston
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    This came up in the preceding days. If there was one at all, what's the one camera you almost bought, but didn't, that you now wish you had? For me it was a beautiful new 5x7 Deardorff displayed at Ferrante-Dege in Cambridge, Mass. It was actually a 4x5 Special with a 5x7 back, I think. I was visiting my mother and stepfather (he taught at the Kennedy School) in the late '80s or early '90s, and I kept getting drawn back into Ferrante's as though by a tractor beam, to gaze longingly at that Deardorff. Here's what it looked like. (And the reason I wanted a 5x7?
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikonians.org introduces new eZine

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    Nikonians.org official electronic publication, The Nikonian, just got a notable upgrade. Not only did the design change significantly, improving the readability and aesthetics, it also includes an important new feature - from now on you will be able to view full size images.
  • The 20mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Review

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Nikon continues to progress in the design and performance of its lenses as shown here for the newest 20mm lens versus the previous design and the current best Nikon (zoom) lens which can also take a photo at 20mm. It is remarkable, to say the least. Read more and see how it performed in the test.
  • Nikon D750 Initial Impressions - User Review

    7 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Mike Hagen looks at Nikon's newest DSLR camera and tests it in sports photography and beyond. Look at his observations and what made him say, that "there is so much to like, that I am officially giving it one of my highest camera recommendations ever."
  • New Think Tank backpacks for Nikon systems

    3 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Nikon D5300 systems are now available. The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.
  • Black Friday Offerings from Think Tank Photo

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In celebration of the coming holiday season, our friends at Think Tank Photo have announced a couple of fun special offers.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Phase One has released Capture One 8.1 which offers new camera and lens support, new features, stability improvements and bug fixes.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Tweet Capture One 8.1 is available now in four versions: Capture One Pro, Capture One DB (digital back version), Capture One Express (for Sony), and Capture One Express (for Sony). Feature enhancements include:– Ability to edit images in external applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or Pixelmator– Improved Auto Adjust– Live View for select models of Sony cameras– Quick cursor tools– Find/replace naming– Additional and improved naming tokens– Multiple on-screen guides for aligning and composing images.– Incremental camera controls– Up to…
  • Phase One Delivers A-series cameras — for the Fine Art of Photography

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Tweet COPENHAGEN, December 17, 2014 — Phase One today begins shipping the first A-series medium format camera systems. Blending the best of Phase One and ALPA technology through highly-integrated precision components, these cameras are designed to capture outstanding images with greater ease, convenience, and fun. The three Phase One A-series models include the A250, A260 and A280. They are based on the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body, plus a Phase One medium format IQ2 A-series digital back — the 50 megapixel CMOS-based IQ250; the long-exposure-capable 60 megapixel, full frame…
  • ZEISS Asserts Its Position In Difficult Environment

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Tweet Revenue and earnings above the previous year – continued high level of expenditure on research and development Revenue increases 19 percent to EUR 4.287 billion EBIT reaches EUR 360 million mark Cautious outlook for fiscal year 2014/15 STUTTGART/Germany, 17/12/2014.In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended 30 September 2014) ZEISS has increased both its revenue and earnings: revenue rose to EUR 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion). This equated to an increase of two percent. Negative currency effects adversely impacted the revenue and earnings of ZEISS. Without these effects the…
  • PROGEARX LAUNCHES LINE OF GOPRO ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORIES & MOUNTING SOLUTIONS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Tweet Ultimate in Action Photography with Unique Highs and Lows & 180° POV Photo & Video Angles to Document Your Exciting Outdoor Adventures ProGearX Extends & Mounts Action Cams to Your Head, Poles, Surfboards, Skis, & Bars for Stunning Shots while Kayaking, Biking, Skiing, KiteSurfing, Wake Boarding, & More December 15, 2014 – Park City, UT – ProGearX www.progearx.com, the action camera accessory company developed by iStabilizer, the brand that made the “selfie stick” famous, launched today a new line of GoPro and other action camera mounts and…
  • Samsung NX1 Showcases 4K UHD Capabilities in Short Film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Tweet ‘In a City’ crowd-sourced film shot entirely in 4K UHD on the Samsung NX1, a new premium mirrorless camera Ridgefield Park, N.J. – December 11, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. ‘In a City’ was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD(UHD) on the Samsung NX1, the new premium mirrorless camera, and depicts diverse perspectives of seven cities from across the globe. The actor and his global team of cinematographers capture the essence…
 
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    Photofocus

  • Interview with Photographer: Scott Jarvie

    Pamela Ann Berry
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Meet photographer Scott Jarvie. You can see his prints of Mormon temples in many LDS religious book stores and magazines around the United States. He started out mostly doing wedding photography but this past year has been traveling the United States shooting religious buildings. His most recent book project can be found at http://americanfaithproject.com. Many of us would love to fulfill a dream, take time off from life as we know it and do nothing but take photographs of subjects or stories that uplift and inspire not only other photographers but fans and clients. This is exactly what…
  • How the Leaf Shutter Will Shape The Future of Modern Photography

    Zach Sutton
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Photography has come a long way over the last 10 years. With our transition into digital photography, new techniques have been discovered, and work that once seemed impossible is being created on a day to day basis. Sure, we’ve seen the advances digital sensors have done for photography – but I want to talk to you about the forgotten technology – leaf shutters. My absolute favorite camera I’ve used in my career as a photographer comes in the Phase One IQ250 camera system. It’s medium format, costs a fortune, and has incredible dynamic range. That said, what impresses…
  • A Free Class on Stop Motion Animation

    Richard Harrington
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Our partners over at lynda.com have unlocked 12 classes as part of their 12 Days of Learning.  This is a chance to take 12 free classes without needing to sign up for a trial. My recommendations is that you  try some of the free classes out, and if you like it, Photofocus readers get a 10 day free trial at lynda.com/photofocus. Here’s a class of mine that’s unlocked for free. Getting Started with Stop Motion Animation This is a fun way to explore photography and video.  In fact if you’re staying indoors this holiday season you can make your first stop-motion animation.
  • Your Last Chance to Enter Our Camera Contest — The Freedom to Choose

    photofocusadmin
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    TODAY is the final day to enter our Freedom to Choose Camera Contest with SongFreedom.  The official rules appear at the bottom of this story. We’ve got a new partnership with SongFreedom.com, and we’re excited to introduce you to them and the power and impact they can add to your creations. They are all about Artists working together, supporting each other, and keeping out industry thriving. SongFreedom allows us to license truly popular music–the songs we hear on the radio–as well as excellent indy stuff for our slideshows and videos. Their recordings are the…
  • Have You Created Your 2015 Metadata Copyright Preset?

    Vanelli
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Now is the perfect time to create a 2015 copyright preset that will add your copyright information to your photos’ metadata automatically when you import them using Lightroom. It’s a good idea to add personal details to your images so anyone viewing that image on the web or preparing the file for print at a printing lab can determine who owns copyright of the image and what they can do with it. If the image is copyrighted the metadata can show this and give information on how to contact you if they need permission to use your photo. Where to add the information Open the Import dialog…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Andy Spyra: Out of the Dark

    Leica Internet Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    2015 marks the centenary of the Armenian genocide. Many Armenians survived the massacre because they were taken in and hidden by Kurdish or Turkish families. Many of their descendants only found out about their origins decades later. Photographer and Leica Oskar Barnack Award winner Andy Spyra set out in search of their story. We spoke [...]
  • Dolorès Marat: Everything is an Excuse for a Potential Photo

    Leica Internet Team
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    Creator of a poetic, singular oeuvre in colour, magnified by Atelier Fresson prints, we talk here to Dolorès Marat, a grand figure of photography, whose “Mille rêves” exhibition (A Thousand Dreams) inaugurates the new Leica Store in Paris on 105-109 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, with its gallery, book store and Leica Akademie (December 1, 2014 [...]
  • Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 34

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • #LeicaFotopark: Fred Mortagne is Here, Where are You?

    Leica Internet Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here they share their thoughts and impressions. Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director [...]
  • Simone Schedoni: Leica Meets Schedoni to Create Unique Items

    Leica Internet Team
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Schedoni s.r.l. is an Italian, Modena-based and family-run company, whose history, skills and experience in working leather to create high-standard goods go back to 1880. After detailing his company’s spirit, evolution and main business, Simone Schedoni, chairman of the firm, discusses how the collaboration with Leica Camera originally came about to design the “Schedoni for [...]
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • Mophie… the Best thing to happen to the iPhone since the iPhone

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’m a huge fan of Mophie. I started using the juice pack plus about a year and a half ago and since using it have never once ran out of battery power on my iPhone 5s. Even using it during a long day out shooting, somehow the I always end up making it through an entire day of heavy use. The great thing about the juice pack plus is that it is also a case for your iPhone. I’ve dropped my iPhone a few times and was happy that I had my juice pack plus on it to help protect it. Last week Mophie sent me one of their new powerstation plus charging units. You connect this device up to any…
  • The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:19 am
    Douglas MacMillan has an article out in the Wall Street Journal today about the controversy surrounding Flickr selling prints of Creative Commons photos and not paying contributors for these images. It should be stressed that Flickr is only doing this on Creative Commons licensed photos where free commercial use is permitted by the license. If you license your photos Creative Commons Non-Commercial, this does not include you. In the article he quotes Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield: “Yahoo’s plan to sell the images appears “a little shortsighted,” said Flickr co-founder Stewart…
  • 10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Ello

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    Ello is the most exciting new social network to appear in years. It’s a vibrant place full of interesting thinkers and artists — I spend more time on Ello than any other network right now. Every day new and interesting people are signing up, plugging in and joining. Although Ello is a social network like many others, it is also unlike many others as well. Ello has it’s own way of organizing things and after spending a few months on the site I thought I’d share some best practices for getting the most out of Ello. 1. NSFW. As a community with a lot of artists as early…
  • Ello, My New Favorite Social Network

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    I just spent $40 on a t-shirt. I don’t think I’ve ever spent $40 on a t-shirt in my life. The t-shirt is a limited edition threadless Ello t-shirt designed by @nopattern. I’ve been given t-shirts in the past by many social networks and sites. I have a Google+ t-shirt, I have a Facebook t-shirt, I have a Flickr t-shirt, I have a friendfeed t-shirt from back in the day. Twitter never gave me one, but that’s ok. The Ello one I bought for myself though. I like to think that this is some small way that I can help contribute towards the ad-free social experience that quickly has become my…
  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
 
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    planet5D

  • James Coulson Shoots Short Documentary Series ‘Other America’ Guerilla-Style with Canon 7D and Zoom H4n

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    James Coulson’s Other America is a 12-part series of short but pithy movie snapshots made during a road trip across some of the more out-of-the-way parts of the lower 48 states. Traveling self-funded and solo, it was his chance to see the America that rarely if ever makes it to the silver screen. Coulson has gained a rare trust from subjects he only just met, putting them at their ease, capturing their innermost thoughts. The result is a modern day digital movie equivalent of Dorothea Lange and other photographers of the Farm Security Administration. These are the sorts of real life…
  • Vitec Group Acquires SmallHD

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Brit imaging conglomerate adds highly regarded U.S. field monitor company SmallHD to its already impressive list of brands. Never heard of Vitec? Me either. But you have heard of smallHD, makers of the AC7 that we reviewed in glowing terms a couple of months ago. And odds are you know well Anton/Bauer, Gitzo, Litepanels, Manfrotto, OConnor, Sachtler, and Teradek – among others. What all of these brands have in common is that they are owned by Vitec, a UK publicly traded company whose mission is to “capture the moment.” As a Cartier-Bresson fan, I like it. As a fan of creative…
  • SpeedLooks Version 4 Shows its True Colors

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    We’ve mentioned Speedlooks several times recently and they’re getting rave reviews! They asked us to also let you know about their Christmas Sale going on until January 4th with a special planet5D bonus! LookLabs is having a Christmas sale! Beginning December 24th until January 4th, Studio LOG and Studio Linear are 25% off. As a bonus, readers of planet5D can get an additional 5% savings with this promo code: santagrades SpeedLooks Version 4 is now available! It’s packed full of new features, updated looks, camera patches, all wrapped into two new packages. Color by LookLabs now…
  • Doco Director Yvonne Russo Won’t Use Crowdfunding Again and Here’s Why

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Independent Producer/Director Yvonne Russo is shooting Viva Verdi!, a documentary about musicians living and teaching at Casa Di Riposo per Musicisti in Milan, the home built by Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. After crowdfunding the production, Ms Russo has declared she will never use crowdfunding again. Here is why. Crowdfunding, salvation for independents? With the erosion of traditional film funding systems around the world, it appeared that crowdfunding might provide salvation for benighted independent moviemakers, especially documentary producers and directors. Moviemaker-friendly crowdfunding…
  • Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format. His verdict? “Sharp, rectilinear, and clean.” Like many of us Adam Wilt was intrigued to receive news of the Veydra Micro 4/3 Cinema Lenses Kickstarter project back in November. Like fewer of us he wrote an article – New Glass: Veydra Cine Primes for Micro 4/3 – and checked the veracity of this amazing, much needed project and the credentials of its creator, Ryan Avery.
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  • Prints for less than penny

    Paul Worthington
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:51 pm
    That’s right: way less than a penny, at just $0.003 per photographic print. And instantly, as well. Yes, of course there’s a catch. And here, it’s a true case of “you get what you pay for” — ironically, as the prints are made from the thermal paper used for cash register receipts, which changes color […]
  • EyeEm edits, shares photos — and edit choices

    Paul Worthington
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Online imaging community developer EyeEm introduced “a completely new set of editing tools for iOS and Android” — and shares the ‘recipe’ used on each image as well. The new “Open Edit” function “lets you explore how other photographers edit their images,” the company says, “and makes it easy for you to try their edits on […]
  • Casio synchs seven snapshooters

    Paul Worthington
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Hey, if you happen to have seven Casio Exilim EX-100PRO cameras, have we got an app for you! Actually, Casio has the app, but it’s free: SynchroShot synchronizes seven Exilim EX-100PRO cameras. The system allows you to capture high-speed video footage or a continuous sequence of photos from multiple perspectives, The Verge reports. Accuracy is […]
  • 500px app adds camera capture, Adobe edits

    Paul Worthington
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    The 500px photography sharing service has updated its iOS app, and not just with in-app capture capabilities — it also now sports image enhancement tools it says use Adobe’s Lightroom technology. It can adjust exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance, temperature, tint, sharpening, and noise reduction, and has 22 presets. The Camera tool has manual controls […]
  • Compact but costly medium-format camera

    Paul Worthington
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Danish developer Phase One has combined its medium-format sensors with camera and lenses from Swiss camera maker Alpa for a compact but pricey product. Phase One is selling the mirrorless A-series cameras for $47,000 for a 50-megapixel model, with manual controls for shutter speed and aperture, a mechanical shutter, and no autofocus or automatic metering. […]
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  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Ultra-Zoom Camera Review

    William Chambers
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    We've been impressed with Canon's SX-series of Ultra-Zoom cameras since the SX10 IS back in 2008, and their latest SX60 HS is no exception. This camera boasts an almost unbelievable optical zoom range of 21mm - 1365mm, which equates to 65x magnification. This is paired with a HS series CMOS image sensor that provides 16-megapixels of resolution, Canon's DIGIC 6 image processing unit, and an Intelligent IS system. This combination allows the SX60 HS to offer improved performance, image quality, and video quality over past models. They've also bundled built-in Wi-Fi, NFC technology, and an…
  • Is GoPro Going to Start Making Drones for Aerial Video?

    William Chambers
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    According to Jack Nicas at The Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes. While no official word from GoPro has been released, Jack's WSJ article mentions that GoPro intends to start selling their own brand of multirotor helicopters (often referred to as 'quads' or 'drones') by late 2015, with a price tag between $500 and $1000. That's quite a range, and even at the latter end they'll be offering a very competitive product in a growing industry. Currently, many aerial photo and video professionals, along with enthusiasts, are using GoPro's HERO cameras on their drones. Companies like DJI and…
  • Just Published: Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review

    William Chambers
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Our in-depth review of Panasonic's flagship FZ-series super-zoom is now live. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 continues the traditions laid forth by its predecessors, offering Panasonic's latest technologies, along with stellar performance and quality. Some of its spotlight features include a large 1-inch CMOS image sensor that offers 20.1-megapixels of resolution, a 5-axis optical image stabilization system, 4K HD video at 30fps (along with 1080/60p and 120p), and a fast f/2.8-4.0 16x optical zoom lens. All this is packed into a DSLR-style body, offering a nice large handgrip and lens barrel. To learn…
  • Just Published: Our Samsung NX3000 Compact ILC Review

    William Chambers
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    For those looking for a compact ILC with a retro look, the Samsung NX3000 may be just for you. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera boasts some appealing features, such as the APS-C sized 20.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, tilting 3.0-inch LCD screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, NX lens mount system, etc. All of this and more is packed into a stylish shell, which is much more compact that your typical DSLR. For all the details on this petite ILC, see our Samsung NX3000 digital camera review.
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera Review

    William Chambers
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    We've just finished up testing Canon's latest G-series PowerShot, the G7 X. This powerful fixed lens camera offers some impressive specifications, like a 20.2-megpaixel 1-inch CMOS image sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, tilting 3.0-inch touchscreen (with over 1 million pixels), a fast F/1.8 lens, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology to name a few. While an expensive camera, spotting a suggested retail price of $699, the PowerShot G7 X has a lot to offer; especially if you're looking for some of the best image quality and performance you can receive from a fixed lens, compact digicam. To learn…
 
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  • Work from Photo NOLA, Part 1

    Jonathan Blaustein
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    It’s Wednesday morning. I’m sitting at my kitchen table, where I like to write. Outside the window, the snow has just begun to fall. White flakes drop from the sky like so many perfect coins, tossed into Trevi Fountain. In the black wood stove, piñon logs gurgle as their latent energy is converted into heat. The flames crackle too; the only sounds I hear in this otherwise silent, winter world. It’s the Holiday Season, and we’re all getting ready to shut things down for a little while. To spend time with our families, perhaps take a vacation. Do our best to regenerate…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Mike Marques

    Suzanne Sease
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:21 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Mike Marques How long have you been shooting? 12 years professionally Are you…
  • A Visit To The Getty

    Jonathan Blaustein
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    The phone beeped in the middle of the night. A text. Must have been Dad, I thought, shaking off my dreams. He wakes up at 3:30 in the morning. He must have sent me good wishes on the trip. Jesus Christ, Dad. It’s the middle of the night. Give me a f-cking break. I swatted at the phone to shut it up, and went back to bed. I was due up super-early to head to California, so I was none-too-pleased to have my anxiety-ridden sleep interrupted any further. Parents. When the phone beeped again, this time as an alarm clock, I rolled out of bed at 5. My eyes refused to open, like a recalcitrant…
  • The Daily Edit – More Magazine: Emily Shur

    Heidi Volpe
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    More Magazine Creative Director: Debra Bishop Senior Art Director: Jamie Prokell Photo Director: Natasha Lunn Associate Photo Editor: Stephanie Swanicke Assistant Photo Editor: Gabreille Sirkin Photographer: Emily Shur Who did the graphic sign for the first shot did that come from the magazine? Yes the lettering on the sign came from the magazine.This shot was conceived ahead of time because the art director knew he was going to use this image as the opener.The magazine asked me to photograph Nadia (our model) with and without the piece of cardboard she’s holding. Styling and casting…
  • Magnum Photographer Trent Parke

    A Photo Editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    via Trent Parke Magnum photographer on Vimeo.
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  • Finally: Nikon rumored to announce a new Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 FL VR lens

    [NR] admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    Pictured: the current Nikon AF-S 300mm f/4D IF-ED lens Nikon will soon introduce the long rumored AF-S Nikkor 300/4 VR lens with Nano and fluorine coating. The new lens is expected to be very lightweight and will replace the current AF-S model ($1,369). Nikon has already filed at least two different patents for a 300mm f/4 lens - in 2012 and in 2013. Those are the rumored basic specifications: Minimum focusing distance: 1.4m./55in. Filter size: 77mm Tripod collar will probably be sold s separately (just like with the Nikon RT-1 tripod mount ring for the 70-200mm f/4 lens) Related posts:…
  • Nikon Coolpix A camera now $399, listed as discontinued

    [NR] admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    The last few Nikon Coolpix A cameras are currently selling for $399 at B&H - that's $700 off with free next day delivery (only silver models left at that price). You can add the DF-CP1 viewfinder for another $99 - see the link under "Savings Available": A black Coolpix A with a viewfinder is now $569. The camera is already listed as discontinued at Amazon: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon TC-14E II teleconverter listed as discontinued again Nikon TC-14E…
  • Adorama is offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty on selected Nikon cameras and lenses; B&H now has free next day delivery

    [NR] admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Adorama is currently offering a free 1 year drops & spills warranty to selected Nikon cameras and lenses. Update - B&H is offering free next day delivery: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Adorama is offering free overnight shipping on the latest Nikon products (D750, 20mm f/1.8, SB-500) Adorama estimates the Nikon D4 delivery as “late March 2012″ Nikon USA will fix the dust/oil issue in all D600 cameras for free (even if out of warranty)
  • Difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating

    [NR] admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Many readers (including myself) were initially confused between Nikon's fluorite lens and fluorine coat. Here are how both terms are described on Nikon's website: Fluorite lens Fluorite is a monocrystal optical material that features a high transmission rate within both the infrared and ultraviolet zones. With its superb anomalous dispersion properties, fluorite intensely blocks the secondary spectrum in order to effectively correct chromatic aberration within the visible light spectrum – something that is more difficult to achieve at longer focal lengths. It is also significantly lighter…
  • Nikon D750 1.01 and D810 1.02 C firmware updates released

    [NR] admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Nikon released new firmware updates for the D750 and D810 DSLR cameras: Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01 (USA | EU) When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed) When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera…
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  • Quick Comparison: Canon’s new 400mm Options

    Canon Rumors
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 am
    Roger at LensRentals.com has done a quick comparison of the EF 400 f/4 DO IS and EF 400 f/4 DO IS II as well as the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. From LensRentals.com on the EF 400 f/4 DO IS II 400mm DO mtf50 400mm DO II mtf50 Center 1190 1490 Weighted Avg. 970 1350 Corner Avg. 740 1100 “The difference in Canon’s computer-generated MTF charts for the 400mm DO and 400mm DO II is pretty striking, and I think our results confirm that difference shows up in actual optical testing as well as in the computer ray tracing.  Canon also says the new design has…
  • Canon USA Warns Against Lithium Battery Use With Speedlites

    Canon Rumors
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Details AA Lithium batteries cannot be used with any Speedlite or Macrolite products and compact battery packs including those listed below because certain AA lithium batteries, in rare cases, may become extremely hot during usage in such products. Canon Products Speedlite 220EX Speedlite 270EX Speedlite 270EX II Speedlite 320EX Speedlite 380EX Speedlite 420EX Speedlite 430EX Speedlite 430EX II Speedlite 540EZ Speedlite 550EX Speedlite 580EX Speedlite 580EX II Speedlite 600EX Speedlite 600EX-RT Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Compact Battery Pack…
  • Canon Has Released an Updated Version of its Digital Photo Professional Software

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D… Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow…
  • Review: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. From TDP “As it stands, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is a nice lens overall. The size and weight of this lens are easy to handle for long periods of time and the lens shape is comfortable to use. For a moderate price, the 24-105 STM covers the full frame image circle with very good image quality. The modern STM AF system gets the job done nicely and the image stabilization system makes sure that camera motion blur is not detracting from that image quality. This is…
  • High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    We have confirmed that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon in 2015 and it will be around 50mp. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style body, so don’t expect the price to be above $4000. We have yet to confirm when in 2015 the camera is coming, as the exact date may be unknown to Canon at the time of writing this. More to come once more is confirmed. Some of what was in this previous post has been confirmed as far as resolution and body style. cr
 
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  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Festive Food

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Well it’s that time of the year again. We spend days cooking and preparing for the big feast, then we stuff ourselves and retire to the sofa. Yup it’s holiday time. By Grant Frederiksen Whichever religion or faith you practice, and wherever you live – there is likely some sort of festivities going on this month. I’m spending the holidays in Nicaragua so it will be very different that back home in Canada with my family. I’m sure we’ll have a big meal but it may not be the traditional turkey with all the trimmings – it could look like grilled meat of…
  • 25 Mouthwatering Holiday Food Photos to Wet Your Appetite

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the holiday season upon us that also means big family gatherings and festive meals. Food photography is a great way to capture some of the festivities and color of the season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Omisoka or something else – likely it involves food. Enjoy this set of holiday food photos to help you get in the mood or maybe even get some menu or photo ideas or both! Dream House by Siggi B on 500px Christmas tiramisu by Darius Dzinnik on 500px Untitled by Julia Hernandez on 500px x mas cocktail by Peter Harasty on 500px Hot drink with whipped…
  • Deal 7: Save 60% On our ‘Going Pro’ eBook

    Darren Rowse
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    I can’t believe we’re at day 7 in our 12 days of Christmas! Deal 7 this year is perfect for those of you who secretly dream of making money from their photography. If that’s you – today we’re offering a 60% saving on our ‘Going Pro’ kit. Bundled in this kit are: Going Pro: How To Make Money From Your Photography, 91 pages of first-hand experience to help you sell your images the way you want, by experienced magazine photo editor Kelly Kingman. 2 hours of Audio downloads of interviews with pro photography experts Susannah Conway, Charles Borst, Suzanne…
  • 7 Things You’ll Want to Know Before Turning Pro

    Laura Babb
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Seven Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Turning Pro Do you remember your first job? Your first, proper, grown up full-time job. You probably walked in on your first day, not really having much of a clue about what was expected from you. Your manager probably sighed to themselves at the thought of moulding your young, inexperienced self into a viable member of the workforce. It probably took time but with some guidance, a bit of a learning curve, and probably a few mistakes along the way, you made it. Now replicate that situation, but imagine you don’t have a manager, or any…
  • Why Manual Exposure is Better for Winter Wildlife Photography?

    Martin Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    My winter wildlife photography tours and workshops put us in locations with lots of snow on the ground, which presents a new issue for most people – how to get good exposure without continuously messing around with exposure compensation. You have to tell the camera to brighten your images by up to two stops of exposure to make whites white, because the meter in your camera wants everything to be a mid-tone gray. For example, here is a photograph of one of our main subjects, the Japanese Red-Crowned Crane (above, left). It’s a predominantly white bird on a snowy white background.
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  • Nikon D750 Review

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

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

    Joshua
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:46 am
    Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos, a set on Flickr. More information on this budget zoom camera can be found in our previous post on the Maginon SZ 24 – 24x optical zoom camera.
  • Latest Digital Camera Announcements (CP+ edition)

    Joshua
    7 Feb 2014 | 10:06 am
    CP+ is about to happen, and here are the latest digital cameras that have been announced. Nikon Coolpix: P340 – Entry level serious compact, 5x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi S9600 – 22x optical zoom pocket camera S9700 – 30x optical zoom pocket camera, 3inch screen, manual controls P600 – 60x optical zoom, tilting vari-angle screen P530 – 40x optical zoom AW120 (Waterproof, 18m) S32 (Waterproof, 10m), 13mp Olympus: Stylus Tough TG-850 (Waterproof, 10m), tilting screen for self-portraits Stylus SP-100EE – 50x optical zoom, with dot-sight OM-D E-M10 –…
  • New Digital Cameras – CES 2014

    Joshua
    8 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    It’s currently CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas), and as expected, numerous new cameras have been announced, here’s a roundup of the new cameras announced: Nikon: D3300 DSLR, 24mp, entry level DSLR with a new compact zoom lens CoolPix L29, 5x zoom L30, 5x zoom L330, 26x zoom, 20mp L830, 34x optical zoom, 16mp S2800, 5x zoom S3600, 8x zoom S5300, 8x zoom S6700, 10x zoom S6800, 12x zoom Samsung: NX30 – 20mp, Mirrorless with tilting EVF and screen Galaxy Camera 2 – Android camera with 21x zoom WB2200F – 60x zoom with dual grip ultra zoom bridge…
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  • Holidays 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room

    1001nc
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    It is that time of the year once again where we launch our chaotically adorkable Camera Deals Situation Room! This year we are continuing this mega-post throughout the Holiday Shopping Season, until the end of 2014! This is a permanent post that will be updated multiple times and serve as a summary of the madness. Bookmark this page! Or if you prefer, you can check the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed). Latest Update: Dec 20 at 2:48am ET – Saturday Lightning Deals on Panasonic GH3, Leica 42.5 f1.2 and all day Nikon D5200 two lens kit at…
  • New Experimental Feature: The Black Friday Camera Deals Situation Room will continue until the end of 2014

    1001nc
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    We have a new experimental feature for 2014! The Black Friday Camera Deals Situation Room will continue throughout the Holiday Season, until the end of 2014! It has now morphed into the Holidays 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room (permalink to bookmark). It is the same url as before, I just changed the name to convey the message that it continues and it’s not just Black Friday. If you are following the action through RSS, you are covered too. You can get the latest deals play by play using the full-text RSS Feed of the Camera Deals blog. The post New Experimental Feature: The…
  • Fuji X100T Stock Status tracking page

    1001nc
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Fuji is continuing their Big Sensor Prime line with the all new X100T APS-C fixed lens camera! This post is tracking the stock status of the camera! With the move to WordPress, we are no longer using Javascript widgets for the Stock Status table. It is plain HTML so you can read it on more devices and browsers. You can bookmark this in your browser or your RSS News Reader or your favorite bookmarking service (XMarks, Pinboard, etc). Latest update: December 15, 2014 at 12:20am ET – a week later, supply situation improves a bit, plus we have some freebies at a couple of places… Fuji…
  • Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

    1001nc
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Time flies! We are in Black Friday season once again. This post goes through the various Black Friday Circular Ads for 2014 and points out the items of camera and photo interest. This post only focuses on Circular Ads. It will be updated multiple times (this is the permalink for bookmarking purposes) until we cover most of the stores or my brain turns to mush – whichever happens first (most likely the latter). For deals as they happen (eg online deals), check the Camera Deals blog with full-text RSS feed. *** FOR THE LATEST ONLINE DEALS *** *** check Black Friday 2014 Situation Room…
  • How to Opt-Out of Adobe’s Tracking of Desktop App Usage Information

    1001nc
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    Adobe is not exactly a champion of user privacy. In addition to the high profile hacking case of a few months ago, they also got caught red handed data hoarding on ebook users. And that’s before you consider all the issues with the Adobe PDF Reader software and Flash. So if you want to limit your exposure to Adobe’s data hoarding a little bit more, there is one option in your Adobe.com account profile that you can control, it tells Adobe not to collect “Desktop App Usage Information”. It is turned ON (ON = collect data) by default. I have no way of knowing how much of…
 
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  • How to fix pet eye in photoshop

    admin808080
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to fix the reflection of flash in pet’s eyes using photoshop. Related PostsRing flash effect using photoshopHow to fix missing teeth in photoshopHow to create reflections with photoshopAdding Light Spill / Reflection with PhotoshopAdding Realistic Reflections With PhotoshopHow to add lighting effects in photoshop using gradients.Apply eye shadow with photoshopMake eyes multi tonal in photoshopHow to black eyes out in photoshopCreate amazing eyes with photoshopHow to Color, Brighten and Sharpen Eyes in Photoshop!Retouching Eyes Professionally with…
  • 5 Tips For Faster Editing

    admin808080
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Here are 5 tips for quicker video editing. Related Posts5 Airbus A350’s in flight formationsEliminating That “Digital” Feel From DSLR FootageEdit / improve your videos using photoshop’s camera raw filterLightroom 5 editing techniques tutorial RAW editHigh speed photography tips with Chase JarvisTen Video Tips for DSLR – The basics3 tips for cutting and compositing with photoshopTips for recording and implementing foley sounds in your videosThe Basics of Recording Audio for Digital VideoWhat is focal plane and how does it affect focus ?Light Metering a White…
  • Titanfall: Free The Frontier VFX Breakdown

    admin808080
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Check this amazing break down of visual effects Related PostsThe visual effects of GI Joe: Rise of CobraStalingrad VFX reel Gopro 4 reel5 Airbus A350’s in flight formationsThe 2014 Formula 1 rules explained with amazing CGIHow to use free transform in photoshopThe mathematics and science behind the animations of PixarTips for recording and implementing foley sounds in your videosSteady steadicam steadinessDIY HologramsEdit / improve your videos using photoshop’s camera raw filterRemember me – The social revolutionBilliard trick shots filmed with a goproBoston layer lapseThe…
  • How to Master Smart Objects in Photoshop

    admin808080
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to use smart objects in photoshop. Related PostsPhotoshop tutorial: Smart ObjectsCreate sunbeams with photoshopVanishing Point with PhotoshopHow to Master the Clone Stamp Tool in PhotoshopMaster motion blur in photoshopHow to Master Dodging and Burning with 4 Techniques How to Master the Transform Tool in Photoshop7 DIY Photography Tips Using Household ObjectsHow to Add Skin Texture to a Photo in PhotoshopHow to adjust make up using frequency separation in photoshopHow to Replace a Sky line with PhotoshopHow to Retouch Lips in PhotoshopHow to Create a…
  • How To Create Snow In Photoshop

    admin808080
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to create snow with photoshop. Related PostsHow to create realistic snow with photoshopHow to create a winter snow scene with photoshopPhotoshop Snow Brush Custom Snow Brush With PhotoshopWinter look / falling snow effect tutorialPhotoshop Fish Eye EffectCreate flaming text with photoshop How To Make A 3D Flag with photoshopPhotoshop Starburst Effect TutorialPhotoshop Spotlight Effect TutorialUnderstanding and Creating Luminance Masks in PhotoshopPhotoshop Retro Lomo Effect TutorialCreating Patterns On Clothing in Photoshop Vivid Sky Effect with…
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  • Canon EOS 1200D Digital Camera Review

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:41 pm
    The Canon 1200D has been deliberately targeted at the first time digital SLR purchaser and to this end it its hits the mark beautifully. In my mind its a bargain given what you get. When I bought my first entry level DLSR it was way more expensive and did not come close to the 1200D in terms of its performance. Straight out of the box you will be able to start capturing both photo's and videos at a very...
  • Samsung NX1 Digital Camera

    25 Nov 2014 | 3:55 am
    Samsung Australia has today launched the NX1, a new camera designed for advanced photographers. The NX1 can deliver superb image quality, ease of use, and a speedy Auto Focus (AF) system. The new Samsung NX1 camera is now available from leading photography and retail stores with a RRP of $1,899.00 (body only, lenses sold separately). Featuring up to 15FPS continuous AF shooting...
  • Sony World Photography Awards 2015 Open For Entries

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the World Photography Organisation, are now open for entries. Professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world can enter their best work for free at www.worldphoto.org. Photographers will compete for a range of cash prizes and the latest cutting edge digital imaging equipment from Sony...
  • Sony a7 II (ILCE-7M2) Digital Camera

    21 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    Sony have released the a7 II (ILCE-7M2), the next in the a7 series of interchangeable-lens models and the world’s first[1] camera with optical 5-axis image stabilisation designed for a full-frame image sensor The camera offers outstanding image quality in a compact size and light build, and it carries on the traditions of the a7 series, which includes the world’s smallest and lightest...
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Canon have introduced the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 10 Great Gifts for Photographers this Holiday Season

    Paul Escott
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    You plan on buying a cool gift for a photographer and you have no idea what to get them? Maybe you don’t know them that well, or if you do, you have no clue about photography and what would make a good gift? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because today we have 10 great gift ideas that any photographer would love to receive this Holiday season. We’ve made it really easy for you to purchase the items, as we’ve linked them to Amazon, so all you need to do is decide on something and follow the link.  Here are 10 great gifts for photographers this Christmas. 10. Macro Extension…
  • 7 Valuable Photography for Beginners Tips

    Paul Escott
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    When it comes to photography and beginners, most want-to-be photographers get lost in the sea of new and complicated words like ISO, exposure, aperture and so on, so here is the point in which we come to your aid. This will be the first guide from a series of articles containing valuable photography tips for beginners and it includes most of the words that are associated with photography and their definition. 1. DSLR, SLR, Point and Shoot cameras This is probably the main question when it comes to photography cameras for beginners: What kind of camera should I choose? Well, a point and shoot…
  • Aperture vs Lightroom: Final Showdown

    Paul Escott
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    As Apple has announced that it is going to cease the development of its photo tool, Apple Aperture, more and more Aperture users are inclined to switch to Adobe Lightroom. When it comes to Aperture vs Lightroom, the silent “war” between the two photography editing tools began almost ten years ago. If you too want a bit of help with finding out what are the differences and similarities between Aperture and Ligthroom and why should you choose any of these two, here are some tips that might help you out. Lightroom vs Aperture: Photo Storage The biggest difference between Lightroom and…
  • 4 Best DSLR Camera Choices for Entry-Level Photographers

    Paul Escott
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    There is a series of factors that have to be taken into consideration when talking about the best DSLR camera choices for beginners, such as price range, features or frequency of use. What is the best DSLR camera for beginners? The answer to that question depends pretty much on what you expect from a DSLR camera and how you can make the camera fit your expectations. If you are an entry-level photographer who feels the need to invest more in his passion for photography, after trying the wide range of point-and-shoot cameras out there, then you probably should invest in a DSLR camera. A DSLR…
  • 4 Great Uses for Black and White Photography

    Paul Escott
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Black and white photography is still one of the most popular techniques of digital photography in the world. If you too love black and white photography more than you do color photography, then you’ve come to the right place. We, too, love black and white photography and our professional photographers are happy to share with you 4 great uses for black and white photography. Erotic Black and White Photography Erotic photography looks absolutely amazing in black and white. A female or male nude body will always look much better when shot in black and white, so we suggest you try giving erotic…
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Error Code C:31:23?

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:43 am
    Slapped the side 2 times and tape worked beautifully. It ejects, plays and records. Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Sony dvd505 E:40:01

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    It happened to me with an HDR-MV1 camera when i select to liinear audio. The cam display the E40:01 during the recording. I was looking for the mean of the code . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Hi people! I took out my PC101E to move film from the cassettes and over to my MacBook and got a couple of tapes done. Then this moisture error appeared and af . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:91:01 Error Code on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    could someone repeat merco's solution? Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    SOLVED !! - Here is the fix guys - no banging needed, and it works. Only difference is I used a SMALL amount of WD40 instead of butane gas to spray into the ge . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Belkin iPad keyboards

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Belkin iPad Air keyboards : Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, announced availability of its new keyboards for the iPad Air 2, the award-winning QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard and the QODE Ultimate Keyboard. Belkin’s most advanced iPad keyboards to date, both keyboards are designed specifically for the iPad Air 2 and are available exclusively at AT&T and via the Belkin website. "We are excited to be the first retailer to offer the new QODE keyboards this Holiday," said Michael Cowan, accessories business director at AT&T. "Our customers benefit from having two…
  • T-Mobile 4G LTE Family Plan

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    T-Mobile Unlimited 4G LTE Family Plan : T-Mobile is taking a stand for everyone who wants wireless without all the confusion and without limits for themselves and their families - unveiling America’s only family plan with unlimited 4G LTE data for the whole family and a multi-line family discount. Available tomorrow, the new Simple Choice family plan starts at just $100 per month for two people - and it goes all the way up to 10 people for just $40 more per line - when everyone on your plan wants unlimited blazing-fast data on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network. While the old…
  • iPhone 6 Encrypted smartphone

    6 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Apple iPhone 6 Encrypted smartphone : The design and branding pioneers at Brikk are excited to announce the launch of the Lux iPhone 6 Secure. Brikk is a luxury technology-driven brand that is rapidly redefining the meaning of opulence. This smartphone makes encrypted phone calls with no communication record, making it the perfect mobile device for anyone whose correspondence may be the target of interception by third parties. The Lux iPhone 6 Encrypted phone models have built in technology, provided by security firm Kryptall, identical to the technology used to protect telephones used by…
  • Android app shrinks photo files

    5 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    Accusoft Cram Android app : Accusoft announces the release of Cram, an easy-to-use Android app that shrinks JPEG photo files to as little as one-third their original size while retaining the resolution, full display / print dimensions and quality of the original photo. Available now in the Google Play store, Cram is free to install and use for up to 300 photos. For a $1.99 in-app purchase, users may cram an unlimited number of photos. By compressing JPEG files with Cram, Android users can reclaim more than 60% of the storage space those original files occupied, freeing up room for more photos…
  • Sony RX100 III waterproof housing

    1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Waterproof housing for Sony RX100 III : Fantasea Line proudly announces the release of a new and stylish waterproof housing for the Sony CyberShot RX100 III camera. The housing is now available and accepting orders! The FRX100 III Housing was specifically designed for the Sony RX100 III, thereby providing the most compact, sturdy and ergonomic housing in the market for this camera. The waterproof housing is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labeled controls.
 
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    Shutter Sisters

  • The Great Gear Guide

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

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

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

    shutter sisters
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by Shelly Elsing-Goddard in California Above by Nina Jensen in Denmark Above by Charlie Murdach in New Hampshire Above by Toby Baldinger in New York Above by Vaida Abdul in Lithuania Above by Michael Morgan in Illinois Above by Tiffani Bearup in Colorado
  • Playful Pops of Color

    shutter sisters
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Stefanie Zeiske in Germany Above by Shelly Elsing-Goddard in California Above by Chris Sneddon in California Above by Anita Starkoff in Florida Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota
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    Layers Magazine

  • Check Out Jay Maisel’s Interview Over at KelbyOne

    Perry Lawrence
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Jay Maisel is an internationally acclaimed photographer who is equally gifted in his ability to distill the wisdom earned from decades of capturing light, color, and gesture through the lens of his camera. Join Mia McCormick as she spends an hour as a guest in Jay’s iconic home discussing topics that range from the aspirations of his youth to how the transition from film to digital opened the doors to new photographic opportunities. Over the course of their conversation Jay reflects on lessons learned from professional assignments, personal projects, and life itself. Jay is a true living…
  • PhotoSweeper

    Erik Vlietinck
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Clean out Your Duplicate Images PhotoSweeper works with Aperture, iPhoto, and Adobe Lightroom libraries and image folders to find duplicates and look-alikes based on time interval or by comparing histograms or pixels. You start the process by having the app create a catalog of your images—I used my collection of more than 6,500. (Note that you can save the catalog for later use.) After cataloging, decide which algorithm you want to use. Duplicates will find only exact duplicates on a byte-per-byte basis. Other methods, which resemble more or less the way you’d compare your photos,…
  • Sigma 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM

    Michael Corsentino
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Quality, Ultra-Telephoto, Full-Frame Lens Sigma continues to innovate with their 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto lens. While designed for full-frame sensors, it’s equally at home when used with smaller APS-C sensors. That’s a lot of flexibility for one lens. This is a lens that’s not only affordable, but ideal for subject matter as diverse as nature, wildlife, sports, and portraiture where compression trumps wider apertures. Welcome amenities such as optical stabilization (OS), typically reserved for costlier glass, help compensate for camera shake and make it…
  • Snagit 3

    Erik Vlietinck
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Share Image and Video Screen Captures TechSmith has recently overhauled its screen-capture utility, Snagit, and I tested Snagit 3 on the Mac. (The software key will unlock both Mac and Windows versions.) You start by pressing Command (PC: Ctrl)-Shift-C, which launches orange crosshairs. They’re typically drawn to objects such as windows and parts of a webpage, but if you drag them, they’ll act like any selection tool with a pixel size and color-under-cursor loupe to guide you. When you release your mouse, the crosshairs change into a resizable, movable selection rectangle, under which are…
  • Flashpoint Streak Light 180 Ws Flash and Blast Pack

    Michael Mackenzie
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Precision External Flash and Battery Pack The Flashpoint Streak Light 180 is a large, hot-shoe mounted flash powered by the Blast Pack. Streak Light uses a replaceable bulb with a diffusion cover. The Blast Pack is a lithium battery with a shoulder strap, two ports to power two flashes, and an LED battery power readout. Simply mount the Streak Light on your hot shoe, connect the Blast Pack to it with the provided cable, put it over your shoulder, and let the fun begin. While the combination may sound cumbersome, it doesn’t feel overly bulky (if you’re using a flash with external battery…
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    Photojojo

  • Gift Guide 4Our Last All New Guide of 2014

    Britta
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your house is lit, the tree is up, the stockings are hung, and the boxes are wrapped. But wait, are those boxes and stockings still empty?! Fill ‘em up with photo gear and capture the holiday memories. In our very last gift guide of the year, we’ve got 7 all new gift ideas. See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #4 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Gift Guide 4Our Last All New Guide of 2014 (17 words) © Britta for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Meet the Socialmaticfrom Polaroid

    laurel
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The camera of the future is here! Well, in the very near future of 2015 it will be. And you can be the first in line to snag one. The Socialmatic from Polaroid is half top-of-the-line digital camera, half instant-photo-printer, and half social-sharing machine. That’s too many halves! All this goodness cannot be constrained by math. This 14MP camera has a big ol’ touchscreen and Android built in. So you can edit using your favorite apps, print your masterpiece and post it online right then and there. There’s even a 2MP selfie-cam on the…
  • Gift Guide 3Seven New Gifts for Photographers

    laurel
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gifting time is inching closer and we’ve got another bunch of new products to wrap up in paper and bows. From the adorablest backup battery to the magical gizmo we used to light paint those floaty words ^^ up there ^^, these gifts are sure to add a little merry and bright to your holidays. See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #3 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Gift Guide 3Seven New Gifts for Photographers (17 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • 7 Instant Cameras + Free Film with Every One

    laurel
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Oh my good gracious.” “How did you know?” “Eeeeeek!” That’s just the kinds of things you should get used to hearing if you put any instant cameras under the tree this year. To make sure your lucky giftees can start shooting on Christmas morning, we’re giving you (and untimately them) a free pack of film with every instant camera in our shop. TODAY ONLY! So hurry up and browse our instant cams below and pick the perfect one for each of your lucky pals. The film’s on us. See All 7 of Our Instant Cameras (and get FREE film) (...)Read the…
  • Woohoo! It’s Gift Guide 2

    laurel
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The tree is up. Ornaments abound. It’s time to pile up the presents underneath it. Well, you’re in luck! This gift guide contains 6 BRAND NEW photo gifts (and stocking stuffers too). See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #2 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Woohoo! It’s Gift Guide 2 (17 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • anniversary trip to St. John, USVI

    emilie
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When we toasted our 5 year wedding anniversary in April, J and I decided spur-of-the-moment to book a trip to St. John, where we were married, to celebrate at the end of the year. Reservations made, we looked forward to this tropical getaway all summer long. It was what helped keep our eyes-on-the-prize when the weeks were long and time spent together as a family seemed too infrequent.Last week was the week! Balancing illness (with an emergency trip to the island health clinic!) and the heart-breaking news of a dear friend's passing while away, we did our best to eek out a week's worth of QT…
  • Brooks-Brewer family portrait at French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine

    whitney
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The Brooks and Brooks-Brewer families are the kind of people who greet you with the warmest smile and most open arms.  I loved photographing the Brooks-Brewer side of the family last year, while a little Miss Bristol was in utero.  She finally entered the world six months ago, and over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I was able to meet her for the "second" time, along with more of the Brooks clan at their private estate in Stockton Springs that hosts weddings and events year-round.  Jessika's mother and father, Bonnie and Bob, and Jessika's younger brother Rob and his…
  • Higgins Beach winter engagement session

    emilie
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Baby, it's cold outside!!Hopestill (Hopie) and college sweetheart Nicholas met me at Higgins Beach where they had their first (surfing) date while attending Colby College. They are marrying in Falmouth next spring, where Hopie grew up, and wanted to be sure these special sands were somehow captured as part of their wedding story.Initially they had proposed a surfing shoot. At sunrise. YES! I'd be game for that! But when the forecast offered numbers nearly in the teens, a bundled up afternoon stroll on the beach with pup Willow seemed a more comfortable alternative.Twenty-five minutes in (or…
  • Henry and Asa in Cape Elizabeth

    emilie
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The cute factor is off the charts with these two! The perfectly adorable children of 2010 wedding couple Jenny and Lee were a joy to photograph at their Cape Elizabeth home on Sunday. I had met older brother Henry three years ago during our Pink Initiative pop-up portraits on the Eastern Prom on a very cold, cloudy day. Meeting younger brother Asa and seeing big brother dote on him made my heart mush. Sibling relationships are magic! Such buddies already, and so much fun together! I took note of the tenderness between each member of this treasured family as we tossed leaves and even played…
  • three sisters in Central Park, part 2

    megan
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I had the pleasure of photographing Annabel, Grace and Olivia for the second year in row. (You can view images from their session last fall here.) It was such fun to see how these girls have grown. Especially at such a young age--Olivia was just one when I photographed her last!--the changes in one year are dramatic. We lucked out with a fairly warm morning so we met up in Central Park for some photos before returning to the apartment. It was definitely a busy little morning now that Olivia is walking and Annabel and Grace are as speedy as ever, but the girls had a great time pushing dolls in…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Megamast, photography from 8 metres

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    A portable carbon fibre camera mast that takes your camera up over 8 metres (28 feet) weighs under 7kg. An initial test review looks at elevated photography, using a CamRanger to control camera and mount via an iPad.
  • Article - Testing a new fine art paper

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    After finding a large box of unbranded paper in the print room, Keith outlines his basic testing and profiling process, both for colour ICC profiling and black & white printing.
  • Review - DxO 10.1

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    Detailed review of the latest version of DxO Optics Pro, looking mainly at its RAW file conversion capabilities.
  • Review - Topaz Glow

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    A new image editing plugin from Topaz that offers a wide variety of effects, glows, edge and line based enhancements and artistic effects.
  • Review update - Topaz impression V1.1.1

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    An update adds many new preset options and adjustments to the software for creating painting or drawing effects for your images.
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) Review

    Jack Baker
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is is a new super-zoom compact camera, offering a large 1-inch image sensor with 20 megapixels, 4K video recording and a 16x zoom lens with a 25-400mm focal range. Priced at £925 / $1350, read our expert Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) review to find out if it can justify its price-tag... Read the review »
  • Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap Review

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap is a cheap and cheerful fisheye lens that doubles up as a protective body cap for your Micro Four Thirds camera. Read our Olympus 9mm f/8 Fisheye Body Cap review to find out if this new unique lens deserves a place in your camera bag... Read the review »
  • Phase One Launches A-Series Medium-Format Cameras

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Phase One has started shipping the first A-series medium format camera systems. Read more and comment »
  • Digital Photo Professional 4.1.50

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software. Read more and comment »
  • Capture One 8.1

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Phase One has released an update to Capture One. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • A Lighthearted Calendar for the New Year

    Ekwoman
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Exactly who decided that December is a time to reflect on the past year and to plan for improvements to be made in the new year? Even with the promise the new calendar year holds, we all knows that kind of thinking usually lasts until about January 12th. Why not embrace the futility of the "new year, new you" thinking from the start? I present to you the Calendar of Silly Holidays. Printed on 12 separate postcards, each month features a whimsical—yet real—holiday. Whether you're looking forward to National Kick Butt Day or can't wait to celebrate…
  • Last Minute Gift Idea: Styluses from Adonit

    Mike Rankin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Authors: Mike RankinBody: Earlier this month, we published our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Over Part 1 and Part 2, Erica Gamet offered up nearly 50 gift ideas for the creatives on your list, including styluses from Adobe, Lynktec, and Sensu. But if you're still in the market for a stylus or two, check out the offerings from Adonit: Jot Touch and Jot Script. The Jot Touch ($99) offers features familiar to many pro-level styluses, including a fine point tip, programmable shortcut buttons, pressure sensitivity, and palm rejection so you can rest our hand on the screen without…
  • Adobe To Acquire Fotolia: Adds Stock Content Marketplace To Creative Cloud

    Mike Rankin
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Body: Press Release SAN JOSE, Calif. Dec. 11, 2014 Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video, for approximately $800 million in cash. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos, significantly simplifying and accelerating the design process. The acquisition of Fotolia cements Creative Cloud’s role as…
  • A Repository of Thousands of Free Comics

    Ekwoman
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you're into comics you know that, like many hobbies, it can get very expensive, very quickly. What if you could download 15,000+ comics for free? Well you can. They're just not exactly current and you probably haven't heard of many of them. The Digital Comic Museum offers a large collection of fully-scanned publications from the "Golden Age of Comics" available for free download. The issues on offer all date from before 1959 and notably absent are the big names—the ones even I've heard of like Marvel and DC. The big names have ongoing copyright…
  • Crowdfunding Focus: Playing Cards Designers Will Love

    Ekwoman
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Crowdfunding—raising money for a project or cause from diverse sources via the internet—seems to be the way to bring the next great invention or special interest product to fruition these days. Companies such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are brimming with the newest ideas and gadgets, just waiting for you, the crowd, to financially back these tiny little seedlings of an idea. Every so often I'll share a few of these with you, highlighting either fully-funded projects, or ones that are nearing the finish line to become a reality. Be sure to tell me what…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • How to Overcome NO & Beat the System — “Dear White People” Director Justin Simien on #cjLIVE Wed Dec 10

    Chase
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    REMINDER: this show is TODAY Wed, Dec 10, at NOON San Francisco time (3pm NYC, 20:00 London) and is broadcast LIVE at http://www.chasejarvis.com/live. Tune in, join the global internet audience + live Q&A w/ Justin Simien. PLUS – I’m giving away a camera today too! Details below – see you soon. __ Years ago as an up & coming photographer, I got so damn sick of hearing NO, sick of hearing what I had to BE and what my work had to LOOK LIKE in order to “make it”. Now years later and after some modest success, I…actually, wait, who am I…
  • Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk

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

    Chase
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    UPDATE: The contest has closed and we have a winner! Steve Groves has been randomly selected – and he scores the 1:1 with yours truly, $500 from Adorama and the entire PhotoWeek 2014 from CreativeLive. Stevo: send an email to production@chasejarvis.com to claim your prize and get that consult scheduled. Everyone else: thank you so much for entering! __ I can point to a handful of in-person meetings that changed the trajectory of my career in photography. It’s with that in mind that I’ll ask if you remember the time one photographer scored a private consultation with yours…
  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

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

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

  • Nezřetelný výhled / The unclear view

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Okamžik zapomenutí, pro změnu, v Saském Švýcarsku.Letošní podzim se s barvami a krásným fotogenickým počasím moc nepředvedl. Přebírám se v archívu, doufám, že příští rok... Sunrise moment in Saxony Switzerland.This year autumn didn´t show us core photography weather. Hopefuly next year will be better...
  • Odpoledne v Českém Švýcarsku / Evening in the Czech Switzerland

    2 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Východy a západy slunce, nejlépe s mlžnou pokrývkou stoupající z chladných roklí, patří k nejúžasnějším okamžikům v Českém Švýcarsku. Sunrises and sunsets, preferably with a fog rising from the cold gulches, are one of the most amazing moments in the Czech Switzerland.
  • Rudé motivy / Red themes

    21 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Po dlouhém a zamlženém dni vyšvihlo Slunce pózu na obzoru a zmizelo definitivně. After a long and foggy day the Sun created just one pose at the horizon and disappeared.
  • Pod proudem / Under the stream

    16 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Vítr ho strhnul a teď mu voda nakládá. Jen tak.Jak to už v životě chodí... Wind ripped him down and now he is treatening by heavy stream. Just like that.How it goes in life... Kua, dobře to ty študáci před tim čtvrtstoletim rozehráli, co? :-oJestli si vůbec uměli představit takovouhle svobodu, dospělost...
  • Podzimní Kamenice / Fall at Kamenice river

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Plující barevné listí se mi proplétá pod nohama, poskočí na peřejích a pak mizí z očí. Colored leaves are sailing between my legs, than jumping little on the rapids and disappearing from sight suddenly.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • B&W Challenge….

    Joe McNally
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:02 am
    Cher, just as Moonstruck was breaking, and she was on her way to an Academy Award. Upper East Side of NYC, 1987. Tri-x, one flash. More tk…. The post B&W Challenge…. appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
  • B&W Challenge….

    Joe McNally
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    Circa, The Church Lady, SNL, NYC. Tri-x. More tk…. The post B&W Challenge…. appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
  • The Gift of Organization

    Joe McNally
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    I’m not much of a computer person. I can use one, and get myself around, but the nuances, controls and finessing of these machines, which is second nature to some, elude me. Organization and knowledge of where things are is important though, as I generate a lot of pictures. So when the folks at Mylio asked me to beta test this new program (the name Mylio stands for “my life is organized”) I jumped at the chance. I was most recently set adrift by Aperture, and for me, PhotoShop and Lightroom are the deep end of the pool. This seemed, dare I say it, simple. In the sense that…
  • B&W Challenge…

    Joe McNally
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
      Have always loved to shoot black and white. Started in the business in newspapers and wires, back in the 70’s, when color was considered an exotic beast. There is this challenge associated with B&W imagery flying around on the internet, and I’ve been nominated for it numerous times. Just haven’t taken it up, given the hectic nature of flying, shooting, running the studio, flying, teaching, assignments, flying…. Lots of miles this year. My Delta account for the year is at 420,000. (I get bonus miles cuz I travel so much and luck into upgrades, but it’s…
  • A Good Picture Editor!

    Joe McNally
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    Today’s blog is over at Jimmy Colton’s estimable Z PhotoJournal. It is high praise to refer to someone as a good picture editor. That means that he or she is possessed of certain qualities.  Among them, and not in any particular order,  would be a deep sympathy for the uncertain craft of being a photographer; an understanding of the near keening need photographers have to engage in their trade, and to tell stories that move people and create understanding; the necessary patience, acumen and diplomacy to be the benevolent bridge between the raging beast of the…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Think Negative – not Positive

    Jason
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sounds odd doesn’t it?  Yet believe it or not, the use of something called negative space can be very powerful in photography.  But what is negative space?  The term is kind of hard to describe in words, but the best…Read more →
  • Creating a Black Background Through Flash

    Jason
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    That’s right – you will be learning today how to create a black background by using your flash.  It kind of sounds counter-intuitive, but it really works!  Trust me!  So, here’s what happens…you take a picture of some knick-knack or…Read more →
  • Tis The Season

    Jason
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    With everyone offering Black Friday, Cyber Monday and super savings on a variety of products, it seems only fitting that the 49 Photo TIps Bundle also jump into the fray for the holidays, so, without further ado – for a…Read more →
  • Three Photo Tips

    Jason
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If you really want to take great pictures, it’s like anything else. You need to practice, practice, and then practice some more. Someone somewhere said it takes 10,000 hours to become really proficient at anything. Whether that’s 10,000 hours of…Read more →
  • Photography and Morality

    Jason
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I was doing some portrait work for some local friends/clients (they’re getting holiday pictures done) and it involved both group and individual shots.  The group was two parents, their dogs, and a couple kids ages ranging from 13-18.  Group shots…Read more →
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • Want To Know More About Stop Motion Photography? This Free Online Course Can Help Get Your Started

    Tiffany Mueller
    20 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    If you ever wanted to try your hand at stop motion photography, or just learn more about it, here’s your chance. As part of their 12 Days Of Learning promotion, the online education resource, Lynda, is offering an entire course on stop motion photography free of charge–you click through here to view it. Taught by [...] The post Want To Know More About Stop Motion Photography? This Free Online Course Can Help Get Your Started appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Shooting Kim Coates: How To Balance Crew, Cast And Client Needs In A Corporate World

    Guest Author
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Earlier this summer, Cinescapes Collective was hired by Tourism Saskatoon to produce a video series featuring some of Saskatoon’s local and international talents as they talk about why they love Saskatoon so much. One of the people we featured in the series was Kim Coates, star of the show, “Son’s of Anarchy”. We felt his [...] The post Shooting Kim Coates: How To Balance Crew, Cast And Client Needs In A Corporate World appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Three Ways To Photograph A Perfect Watch

    Laya Gerlock
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    Over the last month I’ve been writing about different ways to shoot a watch. One way involved using only DIY modifiers and the other one was done using nothing but an iPad. This is the last part of the series and it is focused more on using photoshop way to complete the shoot. Before I begin, [...] The post Three Ways To Photograph A Perfect Watch appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Quirky PrintSnap Instant Camera Let’s You Create Instant Prints On The Cheap

    Tiffany Mueller
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:52 pm
    As a camera, the PrintSnap may not be for everyone, but don’t let that stop you from checking out this awesome camera hack. The prototype of the instant camera featured in the quirky video below, was handcrafted by electronic tinkerer, Ch00f, who had an epiphany while waiting in line at the local Nordstroms. The quickness in [...] The post The Quirky PrintSnap Instant Camera Let’s You Create Instant Prints On The Cheap appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Flickr Issues Apology, Removes Creative Commons Photos From Marketplace; But Is It Too Little Too Late?

    Tiffany Mueller
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    In an announcement made today on Flickr, their Vice President Bernardo Hernandez, has issued an official apology letter to it’s users after launching their Wall Art Marketplace program which allowed other Flickr users to purchase prints of photos in the Creative Commons photo pool, with all proceeds going to Flickr. Though Flickr was not actually [...] The post Flickr Issues Apology, Removes Creative Commons Photos From Marketplace; But Is It Too Little Too Late? appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'Nikon V3 and 70-300cx excels at Surf Photography' by The Smoking Camera

    The Smoking Camera
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:58 am
    The Nikon V3 and 70-300cx lens may be the ultimate lightweight surf photography combo. This combo gets me to 800mm without a tripod or monopod. Works best in good light, but does OK under less than ideal conditions. Today I took a few photos at the Billabong Pipe Masters on the north shore of Oahu. This is the final leg of the Vans Triple Crown surf competition in Hawaii. Started off cloudy but as the day progressed the sun came out and the waves become larger and larger. Waves become so large and wind picked up so competition was suspended. Lots of broken surfboards but surfers unharmed.
  • Important Information Concerning the CCD Sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom / M-E

    Lightmancer
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    This just in In some cases, particularly when using the camera models Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom or M-E with smaller apertures (5.6-22), effects caused by corrosion of the sensor glass may be encountered. Leica offers a free replacement service for the CCD sensors of cameras affected by this problem as a goodwill arrangement. This goodwill arrangement applies regardless of the age of the camera and also covers sensors that have already been replaced in the past. Customers who have already been charged for the replacement of a sensor affected by this problem will receive a refund. We have now…
  • Featured: "a thousand shapes are at your side": All Hallows Eve in Ashland

    MiguelATF
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Almost 200 years ago, an American clergyman and writer, Arthur Cleveland Coxe, wrote a poem about the ritualistic aspects of All Hallows Eve aka Halloween - in the poem he wrote that on Halloween "a thousand shapes are at your side and also that there were "a thousand hellish demon sprites. My experience on the streets of Ashland, Oregon - known for its theater (the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) - was that there were a thousand different and tantalizing images for an enterprising street photographer. There were memorable masks - Rabbit & Eagle by La Chachalaca Fotografía, on Flickr…
  • Trains and Bikes to the Beach

    KillRamsey
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Every Fall a group of us meet up at North Station in boston on a sunday morning, hop the trains with bikes to Ipswich MA, then go to an orchard and a beach before coming back home. The orchard does a fruit wine tasting event, with 30ish different kinds of fermented goodies... gooseberries, blackberries, raspberries, mulberries, dandelions, ginger, and of course apples and pears. All but the ginger are grown on-site. They send you through 4 rooms during an hour, pouring little samples and explaining everything. There's a barn with animals, and snacks, and cider donuts, and live bluegrass... My…
  • Featured: 'Australian Motorsport Images (V8 Supercars)' by Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Last weekend I had a chance to attend the V8 Supercar event at the Gold Caost, Australia courtesy of my sister and her working relationship with an event sponsor. The V8 Supercars are an Australian form of Touring Cars that evolved from the international Group A category that was diminishing in popularity in the early 1990s. In the beginning of V8 Supercars the category was limited to production based racecar versions of the Australian made Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but in the last few years it has changed to allow entry from any manufacturer who can source a four door sedan and a…
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D X-mas Ball and Patterned X-mas Ornament – Episode 402

    Nick Abramovitz
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Corey has a tip on creating a 3d Christmas ball design. Pete uses the presets package that we sell on Kelbyone to create a cool pattern to make a Christmas ornament with a 3d look-a-like effect. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 402 is now playing! Download Episode 402 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gingerbread Man and Christmas Wrapping Paper – Episode 401

    Nick Abramovitz
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Pete shows the viewers how to make a gingerbread man from scratch, using various 3D effects and textures. Pete demonstrates how to create your very own Christmas wrapping paper using a vector graphic. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Fotolia.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 401 is now playing! Download Episode 401 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Wacom Tablets and Snow Animation Effect – Episode 400

    Nick Abramovitz
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    Pete has a tip for viewers this holiday season looking to get a Wacom tablet. He goes through the setting up of your Wacom tablet and setting presets for yourself. Corey has a cool holiday snow animation using layer styles. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Wacom Products Kelbyone Cyber Weekend This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 400 is now playing! Download Episode 400 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Lightroom Editing and 3D Face Effect – Episode 399

    Nick Abramovitz
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Pete has a tip on Lightroom workflow and editing your photos in Lightroom. Corey has a tip on creating a 3d effect on the face. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 399 is now playing! Download Episode 399 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Gear Creation and Raw Features – Episode 398

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Corey has a tutorial on making a gear in 3d. Pete gives some tips on editing your photo in camera raw and various the benefits for using camera raw. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 398 is now playing! Download Episode 398 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
 
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    PhotoWalkPro

  • Panning for Motion

    jeff
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    When you think of photographing a fast moving subject the first thing you probably think about is a fast shutter speed. The faster the subject, the faster shutter speed you need. But have you ever gone the other way with it? Remember that when you are photographing an event, you are also telling a story and one great method for telling the story of a fast moving subject is through the use of panning. The pan shot has been around for decades and is ideal for subjects that move directly across your path. It’s not a guaranteed winner every time but with some practice, you can get a shot…
  • DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk

    jeff
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This year marked the seventh anniversary of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk and the seventh time I have hosted a walk (eight if you count the two I hosted the first year). Each year I try and find interesting locations. This year I revisited a previous location but with a twist. I had hosted a photowalk on the Mall in Washington DC a couple of years ago and decided I would go back to the same spot but this time it would be an after-dark event. As it turns out, the choice of going at night was pretty popular as my photowalk was full to capacity.   I think one of the big reasons that…
  • Just a Few Days Until the Worldwide Photowalk

    jeff
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Hey everyone, just a reminder that it’s just a few more days until the 2014 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalks kick off. If you haven’t already signed up, don’t despair, there is still time for you to go to the official photowalk website and locate a photowalk near you. Photowalking is a great way to meet people with common interests, shoot in places you may not normally shoot, and maybe grab a few great shots for your portfolio. My photowalk in DC is completely full (there is a 50 person cap per photowalk) but there are lots more to choose from in locations all over the…
  • Why The Lack of Wifi On The Canon 7D MkII Is Not a Big Deal

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

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

  • BASF Chemical 3D Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Germany-based BASF, the world's biggest chemical company, develops a 3D image sensor and a camera. "In 2011, BASF scientists invented a new technology with the potential to impact markets as diverse as consumer electronics, automotives, medical applications, and the security industry. At the heart of this technology is a new physical effect, enabled by chemistry developed within BASF. Through a novel distance measurement technique, 3D position detection and 3D imaging can be performed as never before.Up to now, in state-of-the-art technologies, 3D information was captured either passively by…
  • Philips CCD Camera Gets Emmy Award

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:43 am
    Grass Valley's LDK 6000 DPM CCD Multiformat HDTV Camera System, first introduced at the NAB Show in 2000 by Phillips, which was subsequently acquired by Grass Valley, gets 2014 Emmy Award for its ability to capture multiple video formats and frame rates without physically changing the image sensor.Based on Grass Valley's patented Dynamic Pixel Management (DPM) imager technology, the LDK 6000 Camera has been used in a wide variety of high-profile sports events and broadcasting projects. "The Philips LDK6000 HD Camera System, first demonstrated in 2000, uses their patented DPM (Dynamic Pixel…
  • Gentex Announces HDR CMOS Sensor with Per-Pixel Exposure Control

    Vladimir Koifman
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Marketwired: Gentex announces an HDR image sensor with per-pixel exposure control: "Automotive video for rear vision requires a camera with high dynamic range, which is the ratio between the brightest and darkest areas of a given scene. The challenge is to display the details in the darkest and brightest areas of a given scene simultaneously, without causing the display to "washout" due to bright light sources. The new Gentex camera meets this challenge in a unique way, with a proprietary CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) imager that delivers unprecedented dynamic range. The…
  • Altera Presents 4K Video Processing IP

    Vladimir Koifman
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Altera presents its video processing solutions in a series of videos. The first video talks about about the challenges in 4K processing IP:Another video talks about challenges on the way to 8K HEVC encoder:The third video talks about 4K 60fps real-time HEVC encoder:
  • InVisage Sets a New Record for Capital Raised by Any Imaging Company

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    InVisage announces that it has set a new record for capital raised by any imaging company. The company adds China Oceanwide USA Holdings, the US subsidiary of China-based China Oceanwide Holdings Group to its roster of investors. With Oceanwide’s investment, InVisage’s total funding for its latest round has grown to $32.5M. The previous investment round announced in April 2014 has already brought the company's total investment "to more than $100 million." Then, in Oct. 2014, Invisage got a venture loan.“We’re delighted to continue to attract market-driving investors,” says Jess Lee,…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Simple, Yet Smart ‘Color Labels’ Idea From One of My Readers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    After taking my survey yesterday, Andy Ramsay, posted a comment with the very simple, clever, and effective way he uses Color Labels in Lightroom. Here’s what he wrote: “I use traffic-light-style colour labels to identify ‘Needs Work in Photoshop’ [Red], ‘Been worked in Photoshop, Needs final LR adjustments’ [Amber], and ‘Ready for Release’ [Green]. …My portfolio smart collection is built to only use photos that are coloured Green and tagged ‘portfolio’.” This is the type of stuff we all tend to over-think. Love the…
  • Results from Yesterday’s Lightroom “Tagging” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    Thanks to 1,800+ of you who were kind enough to take the survey yesterday (much appreciated). I was surprised to see… …that nearly 40% of the respondents use Color Labels as part of their workflow, especially since Lightroom Mobile doesn’t yet support Color Labels (a feature that’s been in the desktop version of Lightroom since 1.0). It supports Pick Flags and Star Ratings, but not Color Labels. Maybe if the LR team at Adobe sees that enough people use Color Labels they’ll add it to a future Lightroom Mobile update. So, thanks again to all of you who participated.
  • Follow Up: Insetting One Photo On Top of Another In Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Hi Gang: This is just a quick follow-up to my post earlier this week on Back-screening an image. At the end, I showed an example with an inset photo overlapping a full bleed photo and I offered to show how it’s done (because it’s not super obvious. Well, it wasn’t to me the first time I tried it anyway). A few folks asked me to show it, so here’s one way to get it done: STEP ONE: While you can do this from scratch using the “Custom Package” Layout Style (in the Layout Styles panel) and then use the Cells panel to create it, I think it’s quicker to…
  • Will You Take a Quick One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    My buddy Terry White (from Adobe Systems) posted a survey yesterday on the use of different ways to tag your images in Lightroom (Pick Flags, Star Ratings and Color Labels), and I wanted to do the same thing here today with my audience (don’t go look at Terry’s — I don’t want it to taint your answers). So, if you wouldn’t mind, can you just take this quick one-question survey and let me know which of these three methods you use (you can choose all of them, or just one or two — choose as many as you use in your own workflow). I’ll post the results shortly.
  • Follow-up to Yesterday’s Lightroom Mobile Post From Lightroom Guru Rob Sylvan

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    [Hi Gang: Yesterday when I did my Lightroom Mobile post, Rob was kind enough to drop in with answers to some questions folks had about how Lightroom Mobile handles the transfer of files, in particular Raw files, and his answers were so helpful that I invited him to dig in a little deeper today with a follow-up post of his own. Many thanks to Rob for taking the time, and for being such an awesome part of the overall Lightroom community. -Scott] Greetings! Scott was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to do a follow up to his post from yesterday where he demonstrated his [link=  for…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 5 : Bits and Bobs

    Damon
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    You know when someone is into a particular hobby, profession, or basic interest, you struggle to find a gift for them figuring that they already have it, or are about to buy it for themselves? Here’s a few items to fill out your list for the photog on your list. It may just show that […]
  • Your History In Your Future : A personal assignment for the holidays

    Damon
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Ok, the Black Friday Sales are done, The Cyber Monday sales are in the rear view mirror, and fingers crossed, any remnant of turkey is a memory. You could have some new gear and may be wondering: what would be the best way to test it all out? With holidays here, your chances of hanging […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 4 : It’s All In Your Hands – Phone Photography

    Damon
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hope you had some Black Friday luck in shopping, and are ready for Cyber Monday!Some sweet deal out there, but the current models of things are a bit elusive in those sales. Oh well. Now for the current Gift Guide: We’ve moved past the question about point and shoot cameras V smartphones. Game over. So […]
  • Black Friday Photo Gear Links 2014

    Damon
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Before we continue on our gift guide, there are some items you are already looking into, and there ares some deals you may want to take advantage of tomorrow. Of course there will be Cyber Monday! Some of the places with special Black Friday links all listed: THIS JUST IN!! SAVE $2300 at BH on […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

    Damon
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book! You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on. I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between […]
 
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Tips untuk fotografi wide angle

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Jika kita mendengar tentang fotografi wide angle bisa jadi menganggapnya sebagai salah satu tipe fotografi termudah. Namun berbeda pendapat dengan sebagian fotografer yang justru menganggap sebagai tipe fotografi tersulit untuk mendapatkan gambar excellent. Pernahkah anda membidik sebanyak 30 orang dalam satu frame? Mungkin anda akan berusaha menumpuk mereka, memintanya untuk duduk atau meninggikan bagian belakang sehingga wajah dari setiap individu bisa nampak dengan jelas. Namun hal ini akan cukup menyulitkan jika anda tidak memiliki lensa sudut lebar dan bila bergerak mundur ke belakang…
  • Cara Menggunakan reflektor fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 am
    Perbedaan mereka yang pemula dengan yang benar benar ahli ditentukan dari konsistensi mendapatkan gambar berkualitas, entah itu dengan bantuan alat, teknik ataupun visi seorang artis. Seringkali kita menemui situasi minim cahaya atau mungkin sebaliknya cahaya berlebih sehingga tidak sesuai dengan apa yang kita inginkan. Cara terbaik untuk mengkompensasi kekurangan cahaya adalah dengan menggunakan reflektor sebagai alat bantu. Selain reflektor kita juga bisa menggunakan diffuser untuk mendapatkan cahaya yang lembut dan merata. Reflector dan diffuser merupakan alat yang relatif terjangkau,…
  • Cara menggunakan shutter speed dalam fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Belajar menggunakan shutter speed dengan efektif akan membuat gambar lebih hidup dan mampu mengabadikan pergerakan subjek tanpa blur. Shutter speed merupakan durasi waktu shutter kamera tetap terbuka untuk mengijinkan cahaya memasuki kamera dan ditangkap oleh sensor. Shutter sendiri merupakan komponen kamera yang terbuka saat tombol shutter release ditekan dan akan menutup otomatis sesuai setting durasi. Namun jika kita mensetting dalam bulb mode maka shutter akan tetap terbuka selama shutter release tidak ditekan untuk yang kedua kalinya. Shutter speed ditampilkan melalui LCD kamera dalam…
  • Mendapatkan foto portrait menawan

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Salah satu cara untuk menangkap ekspresi terbaik seseorang adalah melalui fotografi. Dan bisa dibilang media foto mampu menangkap gambar lebih realistis dibandingkan media lain. Faktor Kepribadian Banyak sekali tutorial yang enyarankan kita untuk memilih lensa dan kamera yang akan kita gunakan. Memang hal tersebut bisa dibilang sangat penting namun bukan faktor utama untuk mendapatkan gambar portrait yang berkualitas. Faktanya adalah fotograferlah yang mampu mendapatkan gambar berkualitas dan peralatan hanya bersifat mendukung. Latihan pertama untuk mendapatkan portrait yang indah adalah…
  • 10 Cara untuk meningkatkan kualitas Gambar untuk pemula

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Jika anda seorang pemula dalam dunia fotografi mungkin akan mengalami beberapa kesalahan mendasar saat mencoba menghasilkan gambar yang berkualitas. Hal ini tentunya bisa diakibatkan oleh banyak faktor, namun yang paling dominan adalah kurangnya pengetahuan tentang ilmu fotografi. Pada dasarnya dengan kamera DSLR apapun kita bisa menghasilkan gambar yang berkualitas jika mengetahui beberapa cara berikut: - Jangan terpaku pada megapixel Megapixel merupakan angka seberapa besar gambar anda bisa dicetak dikertas. Megapixel tidak akan mempengaruhi kualitas gambar yang dihasilkan, namun kualitas…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • Composition and Lighting Tip from Digital Photo Academy Instructor Don Peters

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Last month, we started highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy (DPA). This month, we’re highlighting an image from Photographer Don Peters, one of the 100+ instructors at DPA. Don is based in Chicago as well as Orlando (generally during the winter months). This photo definitely reminds me of the colors I often see when visiting the amazing theme parks located in and around Orlando. photo © Donald Peters, All Rights Reserved (click for a larger version) “My mantra, in my Composition in the Field Classes for DPA, is to look for color, shape,…
  • A Winter Image and Inspirational Thoughts by Photographer and Digital Photo Academy Instructor Frank Siteman

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    I’m very happy to announce that periodically, The Imaging Buffet will be highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Digital Photo Academy offers live weekend photography classes in approximately 20 cities across the United States each month. This month, we’re highlighting an image from Boston-based Photographer Frank Siteman, one of the 100+ Digital Photo Academy instructors. With winter coming soon (hopefully not too soon!), Frank’s image and tip to capture a snowy evening can serve as inspiration: photo © Frank Siteman, All Rights Reserved…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Day 1 Quick Review

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    It’s late October, and that means the candy store of all candy stores for those who love everything related to photography and video (a.k.a. the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo) is open for business at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Before Day 2 begins, I wanted to get a quick post out about my thoughts on the show, and highlight a few things that I highly recommend seeing. To sum things up in a few words, the show (as usual), is amazing. There are about 220 vendors, representing virtually every photo and video product category imaginable. My favorite thing to…
  • Hands-On Review and Kickstarter info: PeakDesign’s Capture Pro, Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links

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

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

  • Mong and Mel’s Montecito Wedding

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

    Lisa
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Three weeks ago, we had the pleasure of flying off to Melbourne to shoot Paul and Karyn’s engagement session. We fell in love with Sydney when we shot there a few months ago, and were looking forward to visiting Melbourne. Everyone’s been raving about the coffee, and they seriously weren’t exaggerating. The coffee was so good in all these charming little hipster cafes, Jeff and I were having 3-4 cups a day. Each. Probably not the healthiest choice, but it was just that good. And the food, don’t even get me started. Melbourne is so chill and laidback, so different from…
  • Marc and Alicia’s Wedding

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

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

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

  • Hustle and Bustle – Chicago Style

    Jeff
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    With the nice weather we’ve been having lately considering it’s December in Chicago, I’ve been wandering around the downtown area looking for interesting pictures. I think I may have found one here. The previous week we were at the same spot and while I liked the pictures, they didn’t look right to me. I couldn’t […]The post Hustle and Bustle – Chicago Style appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Lake & Wells

    Jeff
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    Cross one off the bucket list. I have had this picture of the intersection of Lake & Wells on my list for over 20 years. I have taken many pictures of it but was never happy with the results until a couple of weeks ago. I chose to go with b&w here to show more […]The post Lake & Wells appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Monroe Street Stop

    Jeff
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    The Monroe Street stop on the CTA Red Line – Chicago, ILThe post Monroe Street Stop appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Big Uncle Jack

    Jeff
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    My Uncle Jack. I made this picture of him over the weekend at my Mom’s birthday party. It’s hard to make a bad picture of this guy! I used an sb600 flash bounced up towards the ceiling and wall to light him.The post Big Uncle Jack appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Random Alley

    Jeff
    7 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    A random alley in Chicago’s Loop. This was a 15 second exposure with an aperture of f6.3. I converted this frame to b&w using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I was pretty happy with this one and maybe, just maybe, I might start a series of long exposure alley pictures. Could be interesting. Maybe.The post Random Alley appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Real Estate Photographers Must Educate Their Clients About Photo Licensing

    larry
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Aubrey recently asked the following question: I’ve had cases many times where my clients use my photos improperly, maybe we could start a separate discussion about this.  My experience hasn’t been a positive one. Example: I’ll take photos for an agent and for one reason or another the listing will switch to another agents without […]
  • How should Real Estate Photographers Handle Christmas Trees and Other Holiday Decorations?

    larry
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Vic asks: How should I handle Christmas trees and Christmas lights and other holiday decorations?  It’s hard to ask clients to remove these decorations because they are in the middle of their holiday celebrations.  But, in a month photos with holiday decorations will look dated.  Is it worth pushing a shoot back until after the […]
  • Getting Started In Real Estate Photography

    larry
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:07 pm
    I get lots of questions like the following from people just getting started in the real estate photography business: I’ve been reading your website like a dog. I’m out of work at the moment and was thinking about maybe starting something like this. I love photography and was a real estate agent in the past […]
  • News Of Interest To Real Estate Photographers Flying or Thinking About Flying Drones

    larry
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 pm
    ALPA (Airline Pilots Association) is lobbying congress for transponders on UAS and certified pilots: Captain Chet, a PFRE photographer and qualified ATP (Airline Transport Rating) pilot sent me this link to a recent ALPA press release. Chet commented that: While I applaud the union for taking a stance, this is a bit absurd. Capt Moak is […]
  • Is The White Balance Variation Between Different Flash Brands Significant?

    larry
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Vic asks the question: My question is regarding flashes.  I have four flashes, but three different models.  I have a Canon 430EX II, and old Canon 540EZ and two new YN-560 III’s.  I have triggers for everything and they all work well with my camera.  But, I wonder if you have any experience with white […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • The art of pet photography

    nicoleswink
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Nineteen-year-old pet photographer and California native Jessica Trinh is on a mission. She doesn’t want to take “just another cute dog photo,” she wants to make pet photography an art form. By creating magical and artistic scenes in her photos, she illustrates something more — that these dogs have emotions that come to life. Ever since Jessica can remember, she has had an affinity for dogs. So, when she was 11 years old, it was no surprise that she bonded instantly with her first canine pal, Chuppy, a golden retriever. Two years later, her parents gave her her first camera, and she…
  • Flickr Friday: To Infinity and Beyond Selection

    Tenz Shih
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    The theme for #FlickrFriday last week was #ToInfinityAndBeyond and we have to admit it wasn’t easy, but we still got so many submissions. You showed us many creative interpretations on the theme, including letting something flying into universe from anywhere, even a kitchen sink. Check out our favorites here, and welcome you to see all submissions directly in our Flickr Friday group pool
  • Flickr Friday: Matrix

    Solène
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:20 am
    It’s Friday! Follow the white rabbit for #FlickrFriday and enter the matrix! The Matrix is the pillar, it’s a structure that gives the energy to reproduce, surround and build things. It’s the tissue between cells and also a rectangular array of symbols and numbers. How are you going to interpret the theme today? Will you enter the matrix with Neo and follow the white rabbit? Take your shot from today but beware: certain Agents might watch you… Submit your shot in the #FlickrFriday group. We’ll showcase our favorites in Flickr Blog next Friday. Photo CC By Steve Jurvetson…
  • The Photographic Journal Interview (Excerpt): Laura Taylor

    thephotographicjournal
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    You were doing a Polaroid series around events and music festivals for awhile. Does that shyness with your camera still play into that? For several years I did a Polaroid series that was based around Coachella for Kanon, a vodka company who no longer is selling in the US. I did that three summers in a row, plus some events they threw around LA. They basically would hold these big private parties and usually were collaborating with a fashion designer. They were just very pretty parties and would at times have celebrity guests. They hired me to take all Polaroids of the party, which is really…
  • An Update on Flickr Wall Art

    Matthew Roth
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    We’re sorry we let some of you down. About a month ago, we introduced Flickr Wall Art to allow our members to order printed photos on wood or canvas. Over the past few weeks, we’ve received a lot of feedback from the community and beyond — while some expressed their excitement about the new photography marketplace and the value it would bring, many felt that including Creative Commons-licensed work in this service wasn’t within the spirit of the Commons and our sharing community. We hear and understand your concerns, and we always want to ensure that we’re acting within the…
 
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    Southern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by Jay » Southern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by Jay

  • Sydney Wedding Photography – Gardens on Forest – Jess and Joel

    Jay
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:36 pm
    From the intimate garden ceremony at Gardens on Forest, to the reception entrances where Joel’s brother piggybacked in on the Jess’s sister, to the out-of-control photo booth and the sparkler exit, Jess and Joel’s wedding was fun from start to finish. Hair/make-up – Anna Poshe Cake: Yummies Venue: Gardens on Forest Favours: Bomboniere Factory
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Curzon Hall – Revina and Shaminder

    Jay
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    There was never a dull moment at Revina and Shaminder’s big Sikh wedding. From when Shaminder entered the temple (Gurudwara) and had to barter with Revina’s sister to be allowed entry, to the bitter-sweet moments when Shaminder’s dad bound the couple together and when Revina left her home to join the groom’s family, to the dancefloor which was more like a rave than a reception – it was a wedding not to be missed. Hair and Make-up: Fareha Cinematography: Perfect Media
  • Sydney family portrait photography – Welsch

    Jay
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My good friends Karl and Bec (who are also insanely talented photographers) joined me for an afternoon with their two beautiful kids. We explored the coastline around Cronulla and ended up at a little gem of a place with vast rock flats and unique rock formations which the kids loved playing on. I’ll definitely be back here again for another portrait session!
  • Sydney wedding photography – Doltone House, Mary Immaculate Church – Vicky and Paul

    Jay
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    From Vicky’s handmade gown to the pastel shades of flowers adorning their bridal table, Vicky and Paul’s wedding was one resplendent in style and joyful moments. Following their ceremony at Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley and some photos in the sun at Centennial Park, Vicky, Paul and their guests got down to business with a serious session of Greek dancing. Things then started to get out of hand as the boys started challenging each other to take shots off the dance floor without using their hands (of course) – apparently a tradition (and one I condone whole-heartedly). Hair by…
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Opera Point Marquee, Doltone House – Priyanka and Tejas

    Jay
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This was a high energy week of dance performances and vibrantly coloured Hindu wedding rituals, set against a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, in celebration of Priyanka and Tejas. The girls’ mehndi by Zenat, hair and make-up by Fareha, cinematography by Moving Presentations, Mandap and decor by Decor-a-shaan.
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Wedding Album | Cory and Sara – Woodstone Country Club

    Mike
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    So excited to get Cory and Sara’s Album complete from their Woodstone Country Club Wedding This is going to be one of our new out of the box albums with a black and white pallet the 2 images you first see in the slide show are from the inside lid and bottom of the box…. I will post some picts when they arrive here in the studio. if the album above is not there or its acting funky, you can also see it by going to https://albumexposure.com/mcnettimages/public/cory-and-sara
  • NEW PRODUCT: Out of the Box Wedding Albums

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

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

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

    Mike
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a Lehigh Valley Wedding photographed at the Club at Morgan Hill in Easton PA that we just completed the album design of, IMO is stunning. The bride got ready at Trendz of Saucon Valley and then got ready at Vintage Resturant at the Club at Morgan Hill where she also had here ceremony as well as the reception. Bradley Wilson and his team at Vintage really knocked my socks of with the food and execution of the day (could sing enough praises)…. Big Kudos to the DJ as well. Kevin Ramaley from Rockin’ Ramaley not only kept the dance floor packed but transformed an already…
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists

    jonesoliver
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried to gather up just about every photo-centric holiday gift list that I’ve found but if there’s a list you think should be added here – just let us know in the comments.  So, without further delay and in no particular order – here’s The 2014 Big List … Continue reading Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists →
  • My Pre-Thanksgiving Post

    jonesoliver
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yes, I’ve posted this before.  In fact, for a few of the earliest years of this blog, I posted this each Thanksgiving.  I almost consider it a public service announcement… Enjoy – and have a great Thanksgiving! How to Carve a Thanksgiving Turkey.
  • 2014 Holiday List of 40 Photography Gifts Under $100

    jonesoliver
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Somehow I missed this post last year – but hopefully I can make it up to you this year by doubling the list and making it not 20 items – but 40 great photography gifts.  I think it’s ambitious – but let’s give it a shot. The rules are simple:  photography-centric gifts under $100 that … Continue reading 2014 Holiday List of 40 Photography Gifts Under $100 →
  • Photo 101: Where to Print?

    jonesoliver
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Looking for printing services?  Here’s a few to consider that may not be on your list: Bay Photo.  If you buy photos from my portfolio site – they’ll likely be printed at Bay Photo.  They’re great! WHCC.  Another awesome place to print. There’s also mpix. Sometimes you just need a print fast that doesn’t cost … Continue reading Photo 101: Where to Print? →
  • Photo 101: Histograms

    jonesoliver
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    In-camera, histograms can help you get the best exposure possible  and see quickly if information is lost from over or under exposure.  In post, they can help you fine-tune the image. Here’s a simple example of what correct, over, and under exposure could look like on a histogram. Here it’s balanced. Here the image is … Continue reading Photo 101: Histograms →
 
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Fantasea Line Introduces Underwatear Housing for the Sony RX100 III Camera

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Fantasea Line proudly announces the release of a new and stylish waterproof housing for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III camera. The housing is now available and accepting orders! The FRX100 III is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The FRX100 III has been successfully depth tested to 80 meters (240 ft.) and is certified to a maximum depth of 60 meters (200 ft.), which is well beyond the 40 meter (130 ft.) dive limit of most compact housings.
  • Sony Introduces the A7 II, the World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Sony today has introduced another exciting addition to its full-frame α7 lineup, the α7II (model ILCE-7M2), a new mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that is the world's first full-frame camera to feature 5-axis image stabilization, allowing it to compensate for camera movement in five different directions to produce extremely sharp handheld images. This 24.3-megapixel camera adds 30% faster AF responsiveness, enriched video shooting, Wi-Fi, NFC, and much more.The Sony α7II full-frame mirrorless interchangeable lens camera will be available beginning on December 9th as…
  • VSN Mobil Releases 360-degree HD Video Camera

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    Now, every angle is the perfect angle. The highly anticipated V.360° camera from VSN Mobil begins shipping today. The V.360° is the first device to capture 360 degrees of video or still images with a 4K/16 Megapixel imager in full 1080p high definition. Whether hurtling down a ski slope, snorkeling, in a business meeting, at a wedding or on a jungle safari, the V.360° camera can capture the experience from every angle at once and let others feel like they are right in the middle of the action. V.360° retails for $399.00 at www.v360life.com, including free shipping. It is also…
  • Canon Announces Their New Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Super Telephoto Lens

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:45 am
    Canon today announced the highly anticipated Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, a second generation compact super-telephoto zoom lens featuring significant advancements in optical quality, image stabilization performance up-to-four steps, and rotating-zoom-ring design. This new L-series super- telephoto zoom lens features Canon L-series weather resistance and rugged magnesium housing to meet the needs of wildlife and sports photographers or photojournalists working out in the elements.
  • Registration is officially open for Timelapse Moab 2015 Dark-Sky Workshop

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    TimelapseMoab.com announces that registration is now open for "Timelapse Moab 2015," an advanced 5-Night dark sky time-lapse workshop taking place in Southern Utah from May 13-17th, 2014. Timelapse Moab is the most comprehensive and advanced timelapse workshop - with a focus on teaching all the skills needed to capture and produce breathtaking night sky films.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Mango Smoothie

    Scott
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Meet Armando, a fantastic photographer from Colorado.  He is a professional retoucher as well and from what I understand his work is printed throughout Colorado on billboards. Neat stuff! During our recent trip to Maine a waitress accidently called Armando the name Mango.  It turns out that when Armando was younger that people would call him Mango.  We got a good laugh. But then we all realized that Armando’s personality is very smooth and to the point.  So it hit us to start calling him Mango Smoothie.  The name stuck.  I don’t know for sure if he likes it, but he laughed…
  • Do Photos Have To Be In Focus To Be Good Or Interesting?

    Scott
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    What do you think? There are thousands of photographs from the history of photography that are not in focus.  So why do people get upset when a photograph is out of focus? It really depend on the photo. That’s my opinion at least. Photos don’t have to be perfectly in focus to be interesting. This photo from a NYC subway is soft because I did not want to look like a creepy dude making a photograph of the dude standing that close to me. So I did the fake “looking at my screen” quick framing and capture. The photo is super interesting and a fun “street…
  • Thoughts from Padawans – Kyle Van Etten

    Scott
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I decided to start a series of articles from my apprentices at The Arcanum. It’s a way for them to get their work out there, and at the same time share their thoughts from their experiences learning in The Arcanum. With that said, read on to learn from my apprentice. Kudos to you if you caught the Star Wars reference. – Scott – I have to say since joining The Arcanum and taking on the challenges as I level up, I find myself trying new things constantly, making bolder processing decisions, experimenting, looking things up, figuring out how someone did something, recreating,…
  • My Favorite Photography Podcasts

    Scott
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have had the honor of being a guest on many photography podcasts.  In fact, two of them are by far my favorite podcasts in the photography industry. Every so often photographers ask me what podcasts I recommend.  I never kept a list like that before, so I figured now is a good time to share my favorites. When choosing my favorites I decided to share a business, a technical and a general photography podcast. I hope you enjoy these three as much as I do. Sprouting Photographer is the newest of these three podcasts, but Bryan and Rob do an amazing job interviewing photographers, educating…
  • No Spilled Milk

    Scott
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is always a blast to photograph the Lawrence mills.  It is one of those locations that photographers could visit over and over and always see something new to photograph. On the way up to Maine for a big photo trip, we made a pitstop at the mills.  This time I noticed something I somehow missed the last time. On a table was a box of Pasteurized, Homogenized, Standardized Milk.  Directly next to it was a box of soup. Turns out that those two items have been on the table for years.  In fact, my friend Dave Wilson photographed it a couple years ago. One of the beautiful things about…
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    Texas Landscape Photography

  • Balance – Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
    Nature teaches us many valuable lessons in life such as “Balance”. For a photographer, nothing beats hiking around in Big Bend’s Grapevine Hills area. Enjoy! Balance – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2011 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 24mm, f/14 for 1/50th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe…
  • The Big Valley – Big Bend’s Pine Canyon, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The Big Valley – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 35mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 400 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’48” W, 5340.6 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • Steep Ridge – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    There’s something very powerful, almost spiritual, about standing at the base of the tallest peak in Texas. I took this shot from the base of Guadalupe Peak at the entrance to Bone Canyon. Standing at 5200 ft, you’d never guess the peak was more than 3000 feet higher. Man, what a view! Steep Ridge – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted.
  • Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 200 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’33” W, 5237 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • A Texas Pyramid – Davis Mountains, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Texas Pyramid – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/14 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°33’25” N 104°16’40” W, 5123 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • How To Use Panlight To Remotely Redirect Your Off-Camera Flash

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    If you are a photographer who use off-camera flashes to photograph weddings or portraits, you are my kind of people. You like to create punchy images that separates your subjects from their backgrounds and make them truly stand out. Am I right? The Problem But we all experience a well-known scenario. There you are, ready to make some sweet images of a wedding couple dancing the night away at their reception. Your assistant or VALS (voice-activated light stand) is away in the Bahamas. You need to move that off-camera light down and out by about 32 degrees because your clients are losing…
  • David Jackson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 11

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Did you know David Jackson was a police officer before he turned to photography? Did you also know that he has penned two of the most popular blog posts in Tiffinbox history>? Seriously, go read this and read this. Mind blown, right? Dave, as he is known to friends, is a great photographer, teacher of lighting and author. But I have seen up close (visiting him twice in Appleton, Wisconsin), that he is also an incredible father and husband. He is what I would like to grow up to be someday. When you meet him, you’ll be easily charmed by his humor and his very humble attitude to what he…
  • Arielle Doneson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 10

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Arielle Doneson is a wedding photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She prefers to shoot film over digital. That alone should pique your interest in our chat below. Arielle is also going to be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats. It’s in Portland, Maine. I hope you will join us. Spots are limited and they are on track to sell out. I strongly suggest you register for this truly unique conference today. Please take a moment to view and enjoy Arielle’s lovely wedding photography below: Amazing right? Click the graphic below and you’ll be quickly transported to the…
  • Jason Grubb, On Instagram Marketing For Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Jason Grubb, a wedding photographer in Denver, Colorado has strategically increased his Instagram followers and converted some of them into paying clients. Having a significantly smaller following on that social medial site, I was intrigued to learn more from him. While our chat was short, I trust you will find a ton more useful and actionable information from Jason during his ShootDotEdit webinar on December 3. Find out more here. Oh, and do follow him on Instagram too! Lastly, do take a moment to check out Jason and Gina’s wedding photography below. I also invite you to visit their…
  • Susan Stripling Mautner’s The Dynamic Range For Photogs

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    In 2012, Susan Stripling Mautner was named one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers by American Photo. She photographs 50 weddings a year. She has been at this for about 15 years now. When she gets up on stage, people pay close attention to what she has to say about the wedding photography industry. So, it’s no surprise that she just launched The Dynamic Range, a repository for all her thoughts on the subject of photography. I got an exclusive opportunity to speak with her about The Dynamic Range and why she chose to create a new space that includes a blog and a storefront where you can…
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  • ‘Speedliter’s Handbook’ Tops 400 Reader Reviews On Amazon! New Edition Coming This Spring.

    Syl Arena
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    I remain humbled by the success of my Speedliter’s Handbook. Recently, the Handbook passed 400 reader reviews on Amazon. That is a stratospheric number for a photography book. Heartfelt thanks go out to every reader who took the time to share their thoughts on the book. When the book was launched four years ago, I never expected it to be embraced by so many shooters. Looking forward…I’ve been hard at work for these past many months on a complete update of the Handbook (as evidenced by my complete lack of posts here on PixSylated since August). The 2nd-edition will be…
  • This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business

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

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

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

    Syl Arena
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fig. 1 – This dramatic light for this shot was made by firing a gelled Speedlite through a louvered window blind. Fig. 2 – Our set was a interior space with wood paneling and large windows. The sky outside was heavily overcast. There are two keys to creating golden hour light with a Speedlite or strobe—gel your flash to create golden light and position it to create long, angled shadows. Both are easy to do with off-camera flash. The first step—creating golden light—actually begins by underexposing the ambient light in the scene. As you can see below in the middle panel…
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  • Don't sweat the small stuff - at least not at first.

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

    4 Jul 2014 | 9:16 pm
    I've just come back from a whirlwind trip up to Japan. My wife had a few days off in a row so we decided to quickly pop up there to say hello to her Dad and give the kids a bit of a holiday. This is my youngest son Keyra playing with fireworks in the local park behind his Grandad's house.Family holidays are difficult times for travel photographers, well for any serious photographer whether professional or amateur I guess. That desire to photograph all the amazing things that you see often clashes with your family's desire for you to spend more time with them.Photography is by its nature a…
  • Why you need to be interested in more than just photography.

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    There seems to be a bit of confusion in the photographic world about what you need to know to be a better photographer. The overall search for knowledge seems to be around technique and equipment. What aperture do I use to take this photo? How many flashes do I need to take this photo? How many bracketed exposures do I need to take this HDR photo? But in all this searching people are missing the most fundamental questions? What do I want to say with this photo and why should people care?After you've learned how to take an HDR multi-image stitched panorama with 32 off-camera speedlights what…
  • Why you need your copyright and your clients don't.

    10 Jun 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you take a look in the bottom right hand corner of this image of the Champs Elysees in Paris you'll notice a big Copyright Symbol with my name and website details around the outside. Copyright. It's one of those things that we don't always pay as much attention to as we should. Now granted that the copyright laws may be different depending on where you live in the world but there are some generalities we can make before we move on to specifics.When you take a photograph for your own personal pleasure the copyright is yours. That means that nobody else can take that photograph, use it…
  • Never be afraid to admit who you are...

    9 Jun 2014 | 5:10 pm
      So I'm sure it hasn't gone unnoticed around here but I've been very quiet in the blogosphere. And on social media. An on the internet in general.And while I'd like to tell you that I've been so busy photographing all round the world that I just haven't had time, that's not exactly true.Mind you, I have been doing a lot of travel. In the last year or so I've been to Bangkok, Japan a couple of times and a month or so in Europe.And my local Cairns photographic work has also kept me very busy, but so busy that I couldn't find time to sit down and put out a blog post every week or…
 
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  • Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

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

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

    John Simoudis
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alien Skin introduced Exposure, its film simulation Photoshop plugin a few years ago. It was one of the first - if not the first - plugin that allowed photographers to simulate popular film stocks in Photoshop.I am a huge fan of Polaroid films and I have used many plugins and actions over the years that tried to simulate those emulsions, some more successfully than others. When I used Exposure 3 (the first version I owned) I instantly fell in love with the way it rendered some of Type55 film emulsions.Now in its 6th version, Exposure is a very mature mature plugin that has so many tricks up…
  • Inside Tiffany's private jewelry salon.

    John Simoudis
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:06 am
    Bloomberg goes inside Tiffany for a rare look of their exclusive private jewelry salon.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • Some interesting books

    John Simoudis
    23 May 2014 | 8:02 am
    Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated.Francois Halard(one of the top interior photographers in the world)The First Mile: A Launch Manual for Getting Great Ideas into the MarketVisit me at: www.simoudis.com
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • How To Prepare For An African Safari Trip (Part II)

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

    Jack Dausman
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Photo by Jack DausmanThe lioness bared her fangs and we took the moment. Click. We had tracked three lions for about an hour in the Kenyan Samburu Game Reserve, waiting until the senior lioness had relaxed near the road. It had required another 20 minutes of patience before she had looked in our direction and grimaced. Safari photography is a unique blend of sports and landscape vision. Animals don’t pose. And, the lighting can’t be set. You have to be prepared for the moment. Sadly, I’ve seen many instances where people have traveled thousands of miles to show up at a game…
  • New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography

    Steve Berardi
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In the last six years, we’ve published over 240 posts here on PhotoNaturalist. With each new post, it gets harder to dig through the older posts and find the ones you might be interested in. It’s one of the most common comments I get from new readers. So, I thought now was a good time to create a “best of PhotoNaturalist” eBook that contains all of our most popular posts (but only including posts written by me, because I do not have permission to resell other writers’ posts). The eBook is 108 pages, and has 53 of my top posts. I determined the “top posts”…
  • The Most Useful Filters for Nature Photography

    Jim Braswell
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    When photographing nature, there are many times when a photographic filter on the end of the lens can help improve the image, or give the image a different effect. Such is the case when I captured Maroon Creek (Colorado) with a Neutral Density filter: Maroon Creek / Photo by Jim Braswell Kind of like “creativity in a can.” What filters are most useful for shooting nature? Polarizing Filter The polarizing filter is one of the most common filters that nature photographers use. It works by removing glare and reflections from the scene. A polarizing filter is useful for: Saturating a…
  • How To Photograph The Lunar Eclipse

    Steve Berardi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn October 8th (this Wednesday), there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from much of North and South America, Australia, and much of Asia (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 Here’s a helpful website that will tell you when (and if) the eclipse will be visible from your city: See what time…
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    The Digital Story

  • Highway 101 After the Storm

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    The storm parted about halfway through my trip south to Santa Barbara. I was traveling on Highway 101 near Santa Maria when the light and landscape came together presenting me this irresistible image - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/highway-101-after-the-storm.html
  • Apple Adds 7 Cameras with RAW Compatibility 6.02 Update

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Photographers using Mac OS X Yosemite and Aperture, iPhoto, or Preview have seven new RAW formats available in the latest 6.02 update - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/apple-adds-7-cameras-to-latest-raw-update.html
  • "Canon Takes Aim, Holiday Photo Tips, SizzlPix Winners" - Photo Podcast 458

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Canon Takes Aim at Mirrorless (again!), Holiday Photo Tips, New Polaroid Socialmatic Camera, SizzlPix Winners, BPG?- All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/tds-podcast-458.html
  • Can the Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Replace Your Compact?

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    We dream of having everything we want in one package. But the fact of the matter is, it's tough to be a world class smartphone and camera in one tiny device. Does the Panasonic CM1 get us there? http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/replace-your-compact-with-panasonic-cm1.html
  • The Nimble Photographer Store Final Holiday Sale

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    For the next week only, the Urban Explorer Kit is on sale for $24.95 (reduced from $34.95.) - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/urban-explorer-kit-on-sale.html
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  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 3

    Fabiana Nicora
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    As I mentioned before there are tons of makeup ideas around, but not every one is the right one for every age. It is all well and nice to have tutorials made by young women in their 20s and 30s, but you will realise that when you start hitting 35, your skin and your facial features start to change and so should the way you think your makeup. Eyeshadows In my previous posts, I have talked about Clinique as a marvellous brand for skin care and also for foundations. Personally I find their products to be incredibly good, but when it comes to makeup, they are not the best makeup ideas. Their…
  • Make up ideas for mature women. Part 2

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    With time our skin looses its plumpness and elasticity, in fact, it starts sagging and getting lined. When the light hits our faces, it does not find a smooth, tight surface where to land, but an uneven surface, and this creates shadows that give the general appearance of age and tiredness. As said in my previous post, there are plenty of make up ideas that will help us improve our look dramatically. To make the most of what nature has given us, and minimise the signs of time, we need to know how to play with the light to fill those shadows that makes our skin appear tired and aged. And…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 1

    Fabiana Nicora
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Nowadays there are plenty of tutorials on Youtube, not only explaining, but actually showing how to apply makeup. And there are also Pinterest boards where you can find every tip you can imagine on techniques and products that are incredibly useful. However, when it comes to makeup ideas for mature skins, I find there is a bg gap in the knowledge available online. Mature women (40+) are into makeup and beauty as much, and maybe even more, than young girls, and are actually the ones more attentive to spending money on makeup, because they know that to take care of themselves they need to buy…
  • Want to gain confidence? Get naked!

    Fabiana Nicora
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Women – generally speaking – lack confidence. Wherever we go, we often feel insecure ourselves. We also question whether we are strong enough, and whether we are good enough for most of our lives. This is especially true when we talk about the most visible part of ourselves. Our bodies. While we rationally know that the issue is not fitting in a standardised idea of beauty, but about being content with who we are, we do not know how to gain confidence. The only way to gain confidence is pushing our limits. We are never going to change our results, if we are not ready to change…
  • The hair issue. What make up artists can’t do for you

    Fabiana Nicora
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Short, long, curly or straight, we all have a love-hate relationship with our hair. Hair can be an issue for women therefore, I have the utmost respect of who works as a hairdresser. In my opinion, without exaggerating, working with women and their hair is one of the toughest jobs in the beauty industry, second only to being a plastic surgeon. Even being a hair stylist is a hell of a responsibility, especially for those who work for big creatives in the fashion industry. It is safe to say that hair, more even than make up – that is of course important – sets the look and the mood…
 
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  • Photocrati 4.8.2 Available

    Scott
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re happy to announce that a new version of the Photocrati Theme is now available via automatic update in your WordPress admin section! Before Installing or Updating Before installing or updating, we recommend backing up your existing files and database.  We also recommend saving your current customization features as a preset. *Please note that even after updating, you may still see additional updates available. This is due to caching and will go away within a few hours. To verify that you are running version 4.8.2, visit the Appearance tab of your WordPress admin and the…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 13

    Editor
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Yes yes it was snowing a tiny bit when I first left the house this morning… via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Good morning via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal Just witnessed a rainbow being born! of the day via photocrati Filter used: Normal @scottwyden hanging out with other Arcanum photographers via robbgood Filter used: Normal Walking/Snowstorm. via robbgood Filter used: Normal Coal Train, Bozeman, MT. Montana & Wyoming coal is hauled by train; several trains each day; to West coast ports for export to China. via nickpappagallo Filter used:…
  • The Many Benefits Of A Free Offer

    Scott
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many benefits of a free offer. By “free offer” I mean something that you, the website owner and photographer, provides to website visitors for free to download. The average photographer does not know what to offer visitors or why, so let’s discuss that for a little. At my website I have two download offers currently. One is a pre-shoot checklist to help photographers and customers plan for a photo session. The other is a long exposure checklist which is useful for anyone looking to try long exposure photography. Both of which need a website visitor to enter their…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 12

    Editor
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Today was my last full day of vacation , it was awesome I can’t wait till I take an actual full week off hehehe Anyhooo there was coffee, good food and great ideas, fantastic day. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal New canvas trio hung via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Haninge-Skå 7:e december via dck_photography Filter used: Normal Looking through my crystal ball via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 12 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 11

    Editor
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Downhill course Medvědín via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It’s Gotta be safe it says ‘free hugs’ via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Fragile beauty via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Enchanted in a tower via gevonservo Filter used: Normal The wait …. it’s the Trap The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 11 appeared first on Photocrati.
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  • A Quick Step by Step Edit

    Jodi Friedman
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: A Quick, Impactful Edit The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.  And…
  • How to Photograph Christmas Lights

    MCP Actions
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you want to photograph Christmas lights and don’t know where to begin? Hopefully your busy season has wrapped up and you are ready to play.  I love the lull of winter for a few different reasons.  Since I’m in Michigan winter means cold and snow and long dark nights.  One great thing about winter is having more time to photograph for myself and my family.  A favorite over the past few winters has been capturing the holiday lights to bring back memories for years to come.  One thing most blog posts on the topic will say is use a tripod (or maybe a bean bag on a car ledge).
  • How to Edit Super Sweet Silhouette Photos

    Jodi Friedman
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re honored to have so many talented photographers who use MCP products.  For a showcase of customers who use our editing tools, visit MCP Show and Tell and join us on the MCP Facebook Group. Below, Pia Rautio, shares how she edited this precious parasol silhouette image three different ways. Comment below and tell us which edited look is your favorite.     Edit 1 – (top right) Light Rose Edit: Enlighten presets (Rich + Urban Bliss + Color Tweaks) & Inspire actions (Base + Bittersweet + Rose Petals + Sweet Dreams + Prom Queen) Edit 2 – (bottom left) Dark…
  • Spread the Cheer with Holiday Gifts for Clients

    MCP Actions
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The holidays are the perfect time to make your clients feel extra special and keep them talking about you all year round. There are many reasons that you should give your clients something special, but for me it is about doing something amazing for them as a ‘Thank You.” If you can take the time to spoil your friends with handwritten notes and Starbucks gift cards, you can take the time to come up with something unique and creative for your clients. Holiday Gifts: Things your customers will love to receive from you. There are many creative gifts for every budget. 1. Ornaments: When…
  • How to Stay Safe and Legal with Photography and Railroads

    MCP Actions
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Train tracks are fun to photograph.  With leading lines and cool textures, many photographers flock to the railroads for senior photos, family portraits, and even artsy images.  There’s many dangers to photographing on the rail lines — and in many cases, you could end up breaking the law.  Here’s what you need to know. I live in West Virginia. We have gorgeous scenery and fall colors people travel miles to see. We offer history, white water rafting, superb biking and hiking…plenty of reasons for people to travel through our state. We are home to coal. We are about…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Special Offer from Tiny Prints

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

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

    Carlos Echenique
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I have now had the Nikon Df for several months and have travelled quite a bit with it. The Nikon Df is the simplest full-frame Nikon in terms of features, but the design point of this camera is a retro throwback to the “good old days” when cameras took pictures, period. As such, the Nikon [...] The post Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter

    Carlos Echenique
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    LumeCube is the first technically-versatile, external flash and lighting experience for use with smartphones, digital cameras and GoPro. It’s features include: 1.5” cube encased in water resistant silicone shell Flash or constant video mode for GoPro® HeroCamera or smartphone Fully controllable flash & brightness duration via smartphone app Smartphone app allows you to individually control [...] The post LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Happy Halloween!

    Carlos Echenique
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! Happy Halloween! The post Happy Halloween! appeared first on Echenique dot com.
 
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Finding New Clients – Memo2Freelancers

    johnpaulcaponigro
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Corwin Hiebert and Eileen Rothe, the driving forces behind BusinessActionPlanner.com, just released their first free semi-monthly magazine Memo2Freelancers. This issue features advice on Finding New Clients as well as a profile on freelancer Vanessa Powell. Download Memo2Freelancers here. Get more great tips from pros on their blog. Find out about their Business Action Toolkit here.
  • Alumni Jerry Grasso Featured In LensWork Magazine

    johnpaulcaponigro
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Alumni Jerry Grasso’s photographs are featured in the current issue of LensWork magazine. It’s a dream come true for him. Congratulations Jerry! “One of my “bucket list” items was to be published in what I consider to be one of the most prestigious magazines dedicated to the promotion of fine art photography in the world today: LensWork Magazine. I have been a subscriber since 2004. In fact, I credit the podcasts of editor Brooks Jensen as one of the early influences on my artistic training. There are so many great, brief articles related to photography; more than enough…
  • Alumni Louisa Paez Michelin’s New Exhibit

    johnpaulcaponigro
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Louisa Paez Michelin’s new exhibit opens tonight Thursday, Dec 18 from 6-8pm in Boca Raton, Florida. Congratulations! Find out more about Louisa Paez Michelin here.
  • Photoshop’s Match Color May Change The Way You Think & See

    johnpaulcaponigro
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
     How was this effect created? See the illustrations below. Little explored and capable of opening up whole new frontiers in color adjustment, Photoshop’s Match Color is a tool every user should be aware of, even if it’s only to know what’s possible. There are three primary reasons to consider using Match Color. 1  - Match two colors exactly.   (Match the color of one object to another.) 2  - Remove strong color casts.     (It’s great for neutralizing underwater casts.) 3  - Creatively apply the color in one image to another. (This will blow your mind!) A…
  • PHOTOGRAPH Issue 10

    johnpaulcaponigro
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is out and 20% off today. “Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive Charlton, who discusses how his art is influenced by his admiration of the Dutch masters for their use of Chiaroscuro; and Jim Kasson’s Staccato series, borne of the idea to make a short set of exposures at night and reassemble them in…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Elegance While Slipping

    Moose
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    It was one of those magical mornings at Bosque when the night time temps went down for the count so at sunrise, it was a brisk 19 degrees. While the cranes and geese stay warm, the water does not and ice forms. Not thick enough to form around the birds but enough of a freeze to create a thin layer on the pond. So thin that bigger birds punch through and lighter birds walk on top. Thin over the deeper portions of the pond and thicker nearer the shallow portions. The cranes which slowly move from the main flock to wake up, socialize and then take off have to negotiate this ice field and while…
  • A Family Affair

    Moose
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    So love what Brent does with my images!
  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Ten Travel Accessories I can’t live without

    David Cardinal
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    We’re getting down to the wire for holiday gifts, and if you’re like me, there are always a couple people that are hard to shop for. So I wanted to pass along my top travel accessories, in case one of them would help fill the bill: read more
  • The amazing “one-legged” fishermen of Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

    David Cardinal
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Inle Lake in Myanmar is famous for its “one-legged” fishermen. They perform the seemingly impossible feat of rowing (and steering) their small, teak-hulled, wooden boats with one leg wrapped around a single oar while managing to fish with a net at the same time. read more
  • iStabilizer monopod: More than just a 'selfie-stick'

    David Cardinal
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:29 am
    There is no doubt that the biggest market for the novel iStabilizer "monopod" for your smartphone (or small point and shoot) will be taking better selfies. Getting the camera away from your face, and not having to hold your arm at an awkward angle is a big win. But as a photographer, I was also intrigued by the possibilities it offered for getting shots from unusual perspectives…. read more
  • Some new ways to enhance the color of your wildlife photos

    David Cardinal
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    There are plenty of tools to work directly on the color of your images. Many photographers don’t realize that you can often also enhance color by working on contrast. read more
  • Finally! Canon replaces nearly-antique Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

    David Cardinal
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:05 am
    Canon shooters who don’t want to lug a huge and expensive telephoto zoom along with them, and haven’t wanted to go third party have had only one option for the past 16 years (believe it or not, that’s how long it has been). Finally Canon has introduced a totally revamped model, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM Lens. The new lens has all the right specs: read more
 
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    The DAM Book

  • Cyber Monday 25% off DAM Useful Publications

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

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

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

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

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

  • Held Prisoner by File Formats

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few years ago, I started a long-form writing project. Some might call it a “book,” but “books” need to get finished, and this, clearly, was not such a project—otherwise you’d have heard of it. I began the project in Scrivener, an app with a devoted following of which I was a member. Incredibly powerful, and with a multi-document, structured approach designed specifically for book writing, it seemed the perfect choice. Scrivener saves its own file format, called .scriv, which is essentially a folder full of files. The text itself is stored in multiple RTF files, which is an open…
  • Red Giant Year-End Sale

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    It only happens once a year, and today's the day! Everything at Red Giant is 40% off.That means Color Suite, with Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, Mojo, Cosmo and Denoiser is just $360, marked down from $599.Shooter Suite, featuring the indispensable PluralEyes and the awesome new Offload, is just $240, usually $399.The same great deal applies to the Effects Suite and Trapcode Suite of course. There's never a better time to get Magic Bullet. And it's a great time to be using Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista, with the powerful new mask tracking features in After Effects and Premiere. Powerful,…
  • Congratulations on Your Opinion

    Stu Maschwitz
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Here’s a question that literally no one has ever asked, ever: “Hey, do you have an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek?” There’s no need to ask that question, because of course you do. Everyone has an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek. Or the casting of a new superhero movie. Or, well, anything having to do with movies. Certainly about the new Star Wars teaser. We’re all experts on movies. We love them, we freeze-frame them, and we react to them. And our reactions are our opinions, and our opinions are us. So we feel that they are important. And we are wrong. Drink…
  • Visual Effects are Not the Answer

    Stu Maschwitz
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    From the time I saw Star Wars, almost all of my favorite movies have been full of visual effects. My love of film and of visual effects developed simultaneously. I ultimately worked at Industrial Light & Magic for four years, even putting in some time on Star Wars itself, for better or worse. After that, I co-owned a visual effects company for ten years. Visual effects can contribute enormously to a film. Few of us will ever forget the AT-AT attack on the rebel stronghold in The Empire Strikes Back, or the T-rex stepping out from the paddock in Jurassic Park. But while visual effects can…
  • MOX Open Source Movie Format Crowdfunding Campaign

    Stu Maschwitz
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    If you've ever longed for an open source alternative to Quicktime, now you can hep make it happen. From the MOX Indiegogo page: There are already movie formats aimed at professional users, but they each fall short in one way or another. Some are not cross-platform, making them difficult to hand off to colleagues. Others do not support key features like higher bit depths and lossless compression. Few have well-designed APIs so that applications can take full advantage of them. Most require developers to pay licensing fees. The source of these failings is that the formats are not open.
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    Stone Thrower

  • Bob Martus for People Magazine

    Jamie Zimmermann
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:14 am
    Pick up a copy of People Magazine’s Holiday Entertaining Special to see all of the delectable goodies photographed by Bob Martus.   Photographer: Bob Martus For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: biscuts, bob martus, cake, cocktails, Food, Food Photography, glasshouse assignement, photography, ramen, Still Life Photography, yummy
  • Evan Kafka for Care Connect

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Evan Kafka was commissioned to photograph for the new Care Connect and website. Check out the hilarious campaign below.   Click here see the photos in action.   Artist: Evan Kafka For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division
  • Martin Adolfsson Featured in D2 Magazine

    Jamie Zimmermann
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Martin Adolfsson’s images were recently featured in the Swedish magazine D2. Martin’s travel and architecture photography skills were utilized to highlight architecture in the Utah Desert.   Artist: Martin Adolfsson For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: News Tagged: architectural photography, Architecture, architecture photography, Glasshouse Assignment, martin Adolfsson, photography, travel,…
  • Apple Talk with digital artist Cary Ng

    Jamie Zimmermann
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    “The Design and Craft of Digital Environments” Cary Ng is a digital artist specializing in CGI and 3D Illustration for Advertising and Design Visualization. He is also adjunct faculty at Parsons and FIT. Cary will discuss his creative process for building CG Environments. He will focus on the tools and techniques used to build everything from architectural scenes with buildings and cityscapes to digital nature scenes full of trees and rocks. Apple Store Grand Central Terminal 7pm November 6th Artist: Cary Ng For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for…
  • Kang Kim Wins PDN Competition

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:12 am
    Congratulations to Kang Kim who is a winner of the PDN Objects of Desire still life contest!     Photographer: Kang Kim For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.com  Filed under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: credit card, desire, Glasshouse Assignment, Kang Kim, PDN, photography, Still Life, Still Life Photography
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Holiday Goodie Shopping Guide for your MōVI

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I’ve been shooting a commercial for 2 weeks this pre-holiday season and I’ve really had a chance to put the MōVI through it’s paces once again.   We’ve been flying the MōVI handheld, on roller blades, running around,  on a jib, on a suction cup mounted to a cab, and on an RC car from Freefly Systems called a Tero.   What I can tell you is that I’ve finally got MY system down… it took me awhile but i’ve found my "perfect" formula if you will and I’m happy to share it with you below in the hopes that you fly your MōVIs…
  • If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS.

    Vincent Laforet
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
      Many of you may have noticed how somewhat “quiet” this blog has been this year.   I thought I would share some of the reasons why, because I think that they have far reaching implications far beyond this little blog… The simple excuse is that I broke my arm this January, and that I couldn’t write for several months.    I also changed my media consumption habits (both as a result of the injury, as well as to general social media trends) to newer, more immediate and often shorter form ways of communicating, such as Twitter, Instagram…
  • Why the Storehouse App could be a very big deal for Storytellers

    Vincent Laforet
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:23 pm
    As many of you know,  I have been involved in storytelling in one form or another for 25 years now.   The act of finding a story, researching it further,  gathering media be it with still images, video, sound or text is my favorite part of the process by far.    The post-production and delivery method part of the process?  Well… not so much.   Perhaps that’s why I’m so excited with the way I and hundreds of thousands of others have started to interact with a new iOS app called "Storehouse" that has recently just been launched on…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Blog Project: Your Best Photos From 2014

    Jim Goldstein
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Our planet has nearly completed its orbit around the Sun once again and if you’re a regular JMG-Galleries reader that means one thing…  it is time to kick off the 8th annual best photos of the year blog project. This is by far my most popular blog project. Year over year this project has continued to increase in participation with last years participation hitting 328 participants (see Best Photos of 2013,  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). Around this time of year people start to ask if I’d be running this project again. The answer clearly is always YES! 1. I…
  • Group f.64 Signed Book Giveaway

    Jim Goldstein
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Mary Street Alinder Group f.64 Book Signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Street Alinder during her Group f.64 book signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with Mary Street Alinder she was an assistant to Ansel Adams also wrote Ansel Adams: A Biography. Her latest book chronicles the famous Group f.64 photography movement that included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston. If you’re a fan of photography and the West Coast Photographic Movement then this book, which…
  • Vemödalen vs. Zero to One

    Jim Goldstein
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:57 am
    When behind the camera I often ask myself if I’m incrementally adding to an existing body of work or if I’m truly creating something new. Two pieces of work recently released bring my internal struggle to words and images. Vemödalen, embedded below, and Peter Thiel’s new book Zero To One. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows defines vemödalen as: n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject…
  • Creative Discovery Through Mistakes

    Jim Goldstein
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:10 am
    One of the great things about creativity is that it can germinate from a mistake. The trick for photographers is to develop an awareness and eye to see mistakes as creative opportunity so as explore them until they become a crafted photograph. It is very easy to feel that we have to be in control of the creative process from beginning to end and that is not required. Sometimes taking an extended look at a mistake can yield new ideas that would never have come to mind otherwise. Working a scene and trying new angles, settings, focal lengths, etc. is one way to hone your final product through…
  • B&W Challenge Day 1 – Point Reyes National Seashore Clouds

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My friend Kelly Castro recently challenged me to the 5 Day B&W Photo Challenge on Facebook so I thought I would share my entries. The challenge is merely for fun and an exercise to think creatively. Having been in Dad mode the past several months I thought this would be a good way to get back in the game. The photo above was taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore where I was tuning up and trying out some new gear. Taken mid-day on a bright sunny day I was trying out a Singh-ray More-Slo 10-stop filter. The effort was experimental and the output translated nicely to a textured black…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • Join Team Saffir — Help Support David’s Recovery

    csaffir
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Charter members of Team Saffir   C. David Tobie’s November 18th post told about the stroke my brother and well-known photographer, David Saffir, suffered in early November, and the fundraising drive David Tobie, Ken Sklute and Michael Ritzer started to help David and his wife Sue cover their extraordinary medical and related expenses (his related to the stroke […]
  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

    cdtobie
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:43 pm
    We are writing this note for distribution to all the places where David Saffir has generously provided his expertise and wisdom over the years; please distribute as appropriate. Many of you will recognize David’s name. Some from the excellent book he contributed to our Mastering Digital Series, named Mastering Digital Color. It still sits on […]
  • Enhance Your Photography: Look Into the Smaller “Landscapes”

    David Saffir
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
      My personal work includes a lot of landscape shooting, and I usually try to take in a large swath of territory. I often like the grand vistas, the sweeping plains and looming mountains. In urban landscapes I might include wide-angle shots of buildings crowded together, along with bustling streets and milling people. But sometimes […]
  • New Video Workshop/Tour with Shane Hurlbut

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 261 - Karen Hutton

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Karen Hutton has worked as an actress, a horse trainer, a voice over artist as well as a photographer. Her versatility revolves around her passion for telling stories.  Her life-long love for photography has always been part of her life, but in recent years she has created her own personal space in the photographic community, helping to inspire others with her work and generosity.  Her work is driven by a passion for light. As she says, ‘Life is Light isn’t a tagline. It’s me’.  Resources http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 260 - David duChemin

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    David duChemin is an assignment photographer based in Vancouver. He has extensive international assignment experience on six continents. David duChemin’s idealism doesn’t seem to be fading any. In fact it looks like it’s settling in for the long haul. He still wants to use his powers for good (and not for evil); he still wants to save the world and be a resource to others who would do the same. As such, his main client work is serving the international NGO community.   Resources:   http://davidduchemin.com   http://craftandvision.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 259 - Frederick Van Johnson

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:49 am
    Frederick Van Johnson is the host of the very popular podcast, This Week in Photo, also known as TWiP. It is a show where he and a few other photographers, or other industry professionals get together to discuss what has been happening over the past week in the world of technology, politics, art and science as they apply to photography. TWiP is a free show that is recorded weekly using Google+ Hangouts.  He is also an accomplished photographer, marketer, public speaker and producer. He has specialized as a photography and marketing coach. As the founder of Mediabytes, he shares his…
  • TCF Ep. 258 - Jeff Rojas

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Jeff Rojas is an American Photographer based in New York City. After a stint working in corporate America, he left to pursue his passion for photography full time. Now his primary body of work includes Portrait and Fashion Photography, although he’s directed misc. fashion films and commercials. Rojas also frequents as a photography instructor and has taught on various photographic platforms including: CreativeLIVE, WPPI, PhotoPlus Expo, Gulf Photo Plus and APA. Resources:   http://www.sajorffej.com   http://www.billy-kidd.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 257 - Jamel Shabazz

    9 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed.  He is the author of 3 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’, ‘The Last Sunday in June’ and ‘A Time Before Crack, Jamel is presently working on his fourth book, entitled ‘The 90’s'. Jamel is dedicated to mentoring youth, both in the…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Prints on the Shore

    Derrald
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Prints on the Shore Before sunrise on the last day on my trip last month to Ponca State Park I decided to take a walk along the shore of the Missouri River. It was a crisp morning and the clouds were rolling through quickly. I bundled up and moved quickly to keep the blood flowing. As I passed a small tributary I decided to further explore at the little inlet. There I found fresh raccoon tracks in the sand near the water. It appeared the little critter had made his way down to the water and then walked along the shore for a bit. Probably out to get some water or maybe a bit of fresh air. As…
  • 2015 Nebraska Calendar Sale

    Derrald
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    2015 Nebraska Scenic Calendar 2015 Nebraska Scenic Calendar I just received my final shipment and I’m selling my new 2015 Nebraska Calendar for $9.99 plus shipping through my website at http://store.journeyoflight.com/2015nebraskacalendar. There’s still time to pick one up as a gift for the holidays. Be sure to get one while they last!
  • Big Black Friday Sale! – 4 Days of Fine Art Print Deals

    Derrald
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    From today until midnight (Central) on Monday, save 30% on any fine art prints and fotoflots from the Journey Of Light Store! Looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift? Then look no further. Be sure to use coupon code BlackFriday14 at checkout. Oh, and did I mention that the shipping is FREE as well?
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Derrald
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Turkey! Wishing everyone a joyous and yummy Thanksgiving!
  • Sunstars in Landscapes

    Derrald
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Sunstars! I recently guest blogged for fellow photographer and friend Frank Comisar. For those interested in what it takes to create sunstars in photography check out the article at: Sunstars in Landscapes. Happy Shooting!
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    jlmphotos's PhotoBlog

  • Cam the Puppy

    jlmphotos
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    My 14 year old Zaida passed away on November 6th of this year. She was a true friend, and companion for all those years. This is Cam, a black Labrador retriever that I'm babysitting for my daughter. I've had him here at home since Thanksgiving and I don't want to give him back! What a lifesaver! He keeps me busy, and occupied and I haven't really mourned my Zaida fully yet. He's playful, fun, smart, well-trained, and oh -- he loves ANY water from a rain puddle in a parking lot to crashing ocean waves he dives right in! Unfortunately, I have to "return" him after Christmas and I'm sure gonna…
  • Late Afternoon On The Water

    jlmphotos
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
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  • Oh Lobster Tree! Oh Lobster Tree!!....

    jlmphotos
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    These images are of the famous Rockland Maine Lobster Tree. The "building" of this behemoth is accomplished by volunteers in the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving Weekend lighting event. This is a Rockland tradition going on it's eleventh year. Anyway, new lobster traps are provided by a company that manufacturers them; they are stacked and then zip tied together. Keep in mind each trap is approximately 40 pounds. The garland and lights are added as are the lobster floats. Each lobsterman in town is represented by one float. At the end of the holidays there is a $50.00 raffle that will win…
  • Waiting on The Season

    jlmphotos
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
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  • Moonrise over Nubble Light

    jlmphotos
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Arguably the most gorgeous lighthouse in the state of Maine, or the entire East Coast for that matter.   Powered by Photoblog.com
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:57 pm
    The long-awaited update to the EOS 7D features Dual DIGIC 6 processors, more sophisticated autofocusing and continuous shooting at up to 10 frames/second.
  • Samyang 12mm f/2.8 AS NCS Fish-eye lens

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    An affordably-priced, manual focus fish-eye lens with a 180-degree field of view for DSLR cameras with 36 x 24 mm sensors.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Panasonic adds a built-in EVF with 1.166 million dots to its ultra-compact M4/3 CSC and replaces the built-in flash with a separate flashgun.
  • Fujifilm X100T

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Fujifilm's latest fixed-lens camera provides an improved hybrid viewfinder, an electronic shutter and a larger, higher-resolution monitor.
  • Sony α5100

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    An update to the popular α5000 that provides higher resolution, a touch-screen monitor, improved movie recording and a fast hybrid AF system with 179 detection points.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Final Q+A Day of the Year

    RR Jr
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    If you follow me on my Facebook page, you know I do a regular Q+A day where I answer questions related to photography and creativity. I enjoy helping as many as I can, and sharing everything I’ve learned along this creative journey I’ve been fortunate to enjoy for so long. When I don’t know the exact answer, it reminds me we’re all students and that keeps me motivated to continue to learn and share. Tomorrow will be the last Q+A session of the year on Facebook, but I also wanted to extend it to all of you here as well. So please leave any questions you have…
  • The Importance of Being Yourself

    RR Jr
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Reaching the Horizon, Maine People often ask me for advice about their careers, their creative pursuits, their goals and strategies for becoming more creative. And especially how to become a better photographer. Given that I am still learning to do this myself, there is one consistent response I give to each and every person. Decide to be yourself. Commit to your vision of whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. There is so much pressure in our society today to live up to some ideal, value, or other prescribed definition of achievement or success. And there is no shortage of those…
  • Using the Identity Plate in the Lightroom Print Module

    RR Jr
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of the features I use extensively when making prints in Adobe Lightroom is the Identity Plate, which allows you to easily place your name or logo on all of your prints. It creates a very professional looking presentation, and also helps promote your name as a photographer. I almost always print my logo at the bottom of every print, even if I’m going to mat and frame it. If the print is ever removed from the frame, my logo is there to verify it was printed by me since I’m the only person with access to the original logo file. And best of all, as the video shows, it’s super easy to do…
  • Video Tutorial: Mounting Prints Onto Gatorfoam Board

    RR Jr
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Have you ever wanted to display your prints in a modern and professional looking way without incurring the cost of traditional framing? How about avoid glass and all of the problems it causes with glare and reflection? And best of all do it yourself at home? I certainly have, and the solution I’ve been using for a few years is Gatorfoam board. Gatorboard, as it’s commonly called, is similar to foam core, but is much stiffer and stronger which is important to avoid warping over time. It’s also available in black which is ideal for a modern and clean look. I buy a version that has a…
  • New 2015 Dates for Digital Fine Art Printing Workshops

    RR Jr
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    One of the things I learned attending several photo conventions this year with Canson Infinity is that more and more photographers are discovering the value in printing their work. And they want to control the process themselves for the creative freedom it provides. I’ve written about it at length before, but suffice to say that it’s the best and only way to truly appreciate your art in a physical, concrete medium. That adds tremendous value to all of the time and effort you’ve already invested in photography, and certainly makes your work stand out from the crowd. The Digital Fine Art…
 
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Paris, 2008

    David Saxe
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
      A few years ago we were vacationing in Sicily and returned home by way of Paris. We had a three day layover and I was of course looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I had picked up some bug in Sicily and was not at my best. I remembered something my doctor had told me years […]
  • Christmas Pageant, Fort Pierce, FL 2009

    David Saxe
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Who knows why some people like certain photographs? If anyone has an answer, I would like to hear it. One of the things that I love about photography is that it is very personal. Some people love certain images and others will hate the same ones. It really does not matter who the photographer is—famous […]
  • A Visit to Havana: What it has to do with batting averages.

    David Saxe
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    I have been thinking about Cuba lately. I visited there last April and absolutely loved the spirit, the vibes, and the people of that wonderful country. Its time to go back but alas, this year we sold our condo, and bought a house in Florida and things are a bit busy here so it may […]
  • A Boring day in Paradise

    David Saxe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Why am I posting this picture? Sometimes, even I cannot answer my own questions. Its a beautiful landscape that I shot about 5 years ago on the Island of Capri in Italy. That day was for the most part a disappointment because it was just too touristy—even for me. It was 5 hours of constant […]
  • Woman Walking: Santa Monica, CA 2006

    David Saxe
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    It occurred to me today that it has been about 10 years since I closed my darkroom and switched to digital. Unlike a lot of photographers who have done the same and either struggled with it or were slow to warm up to it, in my case it was swift and painless. I think it […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • How to Create Snow in Photoshop

    nine-volt
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Here’s another killer tutorial from Aaron Nace at Phlearn that will come in handy at about this time of year. This video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on adding realistic snow flakes to your image. Check it out in the video below and also head on over to Phlearn’s blog post to read all about it here.
  • DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

    nine-volt
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    A transport case has been our number one requested piece of equipment since launching the DigiPlate line. The DigiCase is based on the Pelican 1510 case for its ruggedness and it is also the largest size case you can carry-on on a commercial airline. The DigiCase active suspension system suspends the DigiPlate Pro in the middle of the case so you can leave your laptop and all your accessories attached to the DigiPlate Pro during transport. Then just pop open the case and you are ready to get to work. There is also a ton of room for cables, extra hard drives, camera bodies and lenses…
  • Genius technique on getting candid street photos

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

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

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

  • Weddings at Hotel Arista | Tiffany & Mike

    michele
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:35 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Hotel Arista | Tiffany & Mike Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Hotel Arista | Tiffany & Mike
  • Weddings at Brookfield Zoo | Sarah & Mitch

    michele
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Brookfield Zoo | Sarah & Mitch   Thank you Sarah & Mitch! xox Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits -…
  • 2014 Holiday Print Sale

    michele
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - 2014 Holiday Print Sale Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  We want to let you know that the wait is over :) The DOORBUSTER SALE that you have been waiting for is finally here!!  Well… not really… but memories always trump a $200 85 inch 4K TV anytime!!! Right?!?!  :) Our Annual Holiday print sale is in full […] Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Weddings at Queen of All Saints | Syeda & Mark

    michele
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Queen of All Saints | Syeda & Mark Thank you Syeda & Mark! xox Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: Queen of All Saints, Chicago Reception: InterContinental O’Hare Chicago Photography: Michele and Andy of Misha Media Designer of Wedding…
  • Weddings at Wrigley Field | Jeremy & Gwynne

    michele
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Wrigley Field | Jeremy & Gwynne Gwynne & Jeremy tied the knot at the historic Wrigley Field in Chicago.  It is definitely a unique experience to have say your wedding vows on the playing field and we were so honored that they hired us to capture this special moment.  I loved how they all dressed in their best Cubbie blue outfits.  Check…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Why I Shoot "Street"

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My favorite "Street" film camera, a 1960s B&H Dial 35 To go forward, we sometimes have to step back...   That is exactly what I did when I decided to branch out formally into "Street Photography," six months ago. After being involved in the Photographic Arts for more than a third of a century, the practice of taking photographs was beginning to lose its magic. From an amateur hobbyist, I
  • Weekly Street Photos #24

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:22 am
    This week's theme: MANILA'S HOMELESS When you take photographs on the street, in any city in the world, you are bound to come across the "homeless." But in Metro-Manila squatters abound, that it is almost impossible to ignore them. As a photographer who chronicles people as they go about their daily lives, I believe that it is my duty to also highlight the plight and the existence of these
  • Weekly Street Photos #23

    2 Nov 2014 | 9:09 pm
    This week's theme: STREET MURALS The Metro-Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has a project of beautifying Manila city streets with murals. I have been having a blast juxtaposing them in photographs. Here are three of my favorites. (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Sparrow Lane" "Shadows" "Mind Trip" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #22

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    This week's theme: FATHER & SON I just saw the movie "The Judge" starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall, so I have been thinking about my own relationship with my dad and my son lately. It seems easier for guys to find differences and to just let kinships fall apart. It's specially harder to maintain a strong bond between males from two different generations. But fathers do love and
  • Weekly Street Photos #21

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    This week's theme: RAIN   I'm sure everyone noticed the erratic weather patterns we have been having all over the world-- unseasonal thunder storms, long winters, super tornadoes, extreme summer heat with extended dry spells. In the Philippines, aside from super typhoons that wreak havoc to entire cities, we have had unseasonal monsoon rains that cause wide-spread flooding and odd daily weather
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Tawny Coster Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    It was near dusk, when I spotted this delightful Tawny Coster butterfly (Acraea terpsicore) weakly fluttering over a patch of Tridax Daisy flowers (Tridax procumbens), popularly known as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Modified Kambala Time Table 2014-15

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Mudbath Due to Supreme Court order Kambala races were withheld in Coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. On 15th Dec 2014, The Karnataka High Court gave an interim order , allowing Kambala,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Art of Smoke Photography

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    The art of smoke photography is an ethereal technique, through which exquisite strands of mysteriously swirling smoke are captured against a largely black or white colored backdrop, and it is a feat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Halictine bee

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Honey bees are not the only bee species that are significant for human wellbeing. I found this Halictine bee resting by biting and hanging on to seed cluster of grass. Halictine bees which are also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Review

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    When the original Canon EOS 7D made it’s début, back in 2009, it offered photography enthusiasts the first ever affordable cropped sensor Camera, with hyper fast burst rates capable camera for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Studio Family Portraits

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

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

    photoblogger
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Tweet Lawry’s Beverly Hills Wedding I photographed a Lawry’s Beverly Hills wedding for a friend of mine recently.  I got to know Euri and Kendra of Fleuretica from the first wedding I photographed some years ago. In fact we’ve worked on a number of weddings together. We even collaborated on many occasions. And when Euri got engaged to David, she had asked me to photograph her dream wedding. Of course I accepted the honor with pleasure. And when she decided to get ready at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, I was even more excited because the interior of this hotel is…
  • Desert Engagement Shoot

    photoblogger
    19 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Tweet Desert Engagement shoot with Natalie and Rafa How cool is this desert engagement shoot? An Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 added a retro vibe in this edgy photo shoot with Natalie and Rafa. And what a location? This desert engagement shoot just wouldn’t be the same without the dramatic rocky and alien landscape. I wanted to give this shoot a kind of Vanity Fair flair to it. The post Desert Engagement Shoot appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

    photoblogger
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Tweet San Ysidro Ranch Wedding with Danette and Daniel I photographed a San Ysidro Ranch Wedding on a winter month up in Santa Barbara last year. This summer, the lavenders were in bloom and Danette and Daniel looked stunning against the backdrop of San Ysidro Ranch. And the Santa Barbara Courthouse was just as spectacular. Historic and beautiful, the Mural Room is a wonderful place for a ceremony.  With just a touch of mood and atmosphere the Mural Room makes a memorable day even more special. Best wishes to Danette and Daniel for a day of bliss and matrimony. Rebecca of Imagine…
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    Images In Light

  • Lee Big/Little stopper Filter

    Ross Murphy
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, Lee Big Stopper. F/5.6 at 5 sec.Larger Image5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8 L, Lee 0.9 GND. F/13 at 0.4 sec.Larger Image5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, Lee Big Stopper. F/11 at 21 sec.Neutral density and polarizing filters are about the only filters really needed any more for landscape photography, there are a few exceptions, but currently these filters dont really have an option that can be done in camera or in post.ND filters allow you to control the amount of light hitting your sensor, along with aperture control, you can allow the right amount of light to do exactly what you…
  • Long Exposure in bright light

    Ross Murphy
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 35mm, 8 sec at f/16, Lee Big StopperLarger Image Shot mid day with the Lee Big Stopper, 10 stop neutral density filter. I was hoping for faster moving clouds to achieve the look I wanted, but this was a decent start. I will try some more in San Francisco in the next few weeks.Its pretty cool to be able to shoot so slow on such a bright afternoon, it opens new doors and gives one a chance to try some new technique's.The Big Stopper requires the Foundation kit to use. RossImages In Light
  • The Golden Gate

    Ross Murphy
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe Bay5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper - f/11, 30 sec, 38mm. Larger ImageThe Golden Gate Bridge from Baker Beach5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II - f/11, 6 sec, 70mm.Larger Image Shooting the San Francisco Icon. After living in the area for nearly six months now, I decided it was finally time to capture some images of the Golden Gate Bridge. My research showed the 4 best angles to shoot the bridge from, without using a boat or helicopter that is.  Baker beach, Marin headlands or Battery Spencer, Fort Point and Horseshoe Bay.Now I need to…
  • EF 11-24mm f4L USM

    Ross Murphy
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    A recently leaked on line image shows my dream lens, the EF 11-24mm f4L USM, yes thats f/4 constant aperture, why? size mostly, but with a super wide its main purpose in life is wide angle landscape and architecture so f/2.8 is not really needed and by keeping it at f/4 it can have an even wider field, hence the 11mm, while keeping size and weight down. I absolutely love the Nikon 14-24, but this one will be way better for my purpose's. I hope this is true, I will run right out and get it. Will be tough to swallow the rumored price of $2800, but it will pay itself off quickly.RossImages…
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II

    Ross Murphy
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
     Here is a lens a lot of people have been waiting for, I look forward to trying this one in Yellowstone.The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L II USM Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens is scheduled to be available in December 2014 for an estimated retail price of $2,199.00 Order it hereCanon CPN EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame FormatOne Fluorite and One Super UD ElementAir Sphere and Fluorine Lens CoatingsRing-Type USM AF Motor, Internal FocusOptical Image Stabilizer with 3 ModesRotating Zoom Ring & Torque AdjustmentWeather-Sealed DesignDetachable, Rotatable Tripod CollarRounded 9-Blade…
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • Disorienting Photos Turn a Volcanic Glacier Into Alien Terrain

    Jenna Garrett
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Photographer Dan Holdsworth captures a world that always feels a bit alien. His landscapes, real or imagined, transform the familiar into something that confounds and overwhelms. Interested in notions of perception and the sublime, Holdsworth creates an unknown universe for his series Mirrors FTP, released as a photo book earlier this year. He made the images at […] The post Disorienting Photos Turn a Volcanic Glacier Into Alien Terrain appeared first on WIRED.
  • What if Drones Stopped Going to War and Started Taking Selfies?

    Jordan G. Teicher
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    If a drone had the day off, what would it do? That’s fun to imagine, and if they’re anything like us, they’d probably snap some selfies while doing it. That’s the fate imagined by IOCOSE, a European art group. Their series In Times of Peace imagines a utopian society where drones are no longer needed for surveillance or war, and are instead free to roam about unencumbered. Luckily, IOCOSE already had a drone on hand to help actualize their idea—a Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 the group bought for one of their members as a wedding gift. The post What if Drones Stopped Going to War and Started…
  • The Electrician Who Makes Bolts of ‘Lightning’ in His Basement

    Jordan G. Teicher
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    By day, Jacques Emery is a middle-aged electrician living in Martigny, Switzerland. By night, he descends into his basement, where a kind of magic happens. There amongst a sea of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and coils, he is transformed into something of a mad scientist, experimenting with the strange and beautiful power of electricity. Photographer Olivier […] The post The Electrician Who Makes Bolts of ‘Lightning’ in His Basement appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food

    Jakob Schiller
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    According to the creation narrative, God made green plants on the third day, an idea that inspired the title of Henrik Spohler‘s project, The Third Day. His series documents industrial agriculture’s obsession with monoculture and large-scale farming across Europe and the US. The title isn’t a religious reference, but instead intended to comment on how we now play creator, conquering and manipulating plants in “unnatural” ways. The post The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food appeared first on WIRED.
  • Metagramme Blends Your Recent Instagrams Into One Weird Photo

    Jakob Schiller
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Instagram’s now got more than 300 million users worldwide, and they’re uploading some 70 million photos and videos each day. Trying to imagine what even a fraction of that looks like will make your head explode, Metagramme makes it a little easier. The post Metagramme Blends Your Recent Instagrams Into One Weird Photo appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Lens Focal Length Comparison

    Rich Legg
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Here is a comparison I recently created for my studio lighting class. It shows the difference in nine separate lens focal lengths, ranging from 20mm to 200mm, used for a studio portrait. The exposure and camera height remained constant, with the camera moving backward for each subsequently longer focal length to maintain the same eye placement in the image. The difference definitely becomes more subtle above 100mm, with the main difference being the relationship between head and body size. My preference is in the 100-120mm range, which keeps the body size from appearing “too…
  • Intelligun

    Rich Legg
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • Fusion

    Rich Legg
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56 f/1.2 lens – 1/125 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
  • Rush

    Rich Legg
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 100
  • Leica in Hand

    Rich Legg
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    iPhone 5S – 1/30 second, f/2.2, ISO 50
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    Dane Sanders

  • A Guilt Free Double Dogg Dare on Black Friday

    Dane Sanders
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
    It’s been about eight years since I left my life as a college professor, began life as an entrepreneur and wrote my first book. In retrospect, it seems kind of weird that I was publishing for creatives on the heals of a job teaching leadership and character development. It turns out though that witnessing people make their mark by creating a life of love and service to others is one of my favorite things to do. It’s also why Seth Godin accurately described that first book as “a photography book not about photography.” I was just smuggling leadership and…
  • The Vacuum Dilemma: Why Most Conferences Aren’t Solving Any of Your Problems

    Dane Sanders
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Find out more at http://convergesummit.com It’s Monday morning, 8:20am. You got in late. You’re a little jet-lagged but you’re not worried about it. With bullet-proof coffee in hand and the lingering whiffs of the most ah-mazing conference lingering in your mind, you’re ready. Ping. “Just a sec” you think. “I’ll just scan my emails really quick before I get to changing my world.” 9 hours later, the whiffs have evaporated. What happened? Where did my day/week/month/quarter/year go? Worse yet, as you wander around discouraged,…
  • Talent or Bust!

    Dane Sanders
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:22 am
    How Alex Blumberg’s new Startup podcast can help you lower risk by leveraging your best talents and skills.   Alex Blumberg’s podcast about launching his Start Up is mesmerizing. The Planet Money and This American Life producer’s transparent account of launching his new business around long-form audio production is not only inspiring, it’s compelling. With each episode, I’m left with the feeling that I need to lean in even further with my own start-ups. Why? Because this guy is like best-in-class. He might even be best in the world at what he does. I mean, how could a guy who…
  • Writing is the New Black

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

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

  • A Brush-up Tutorial on Working in Manual Mode

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:09 am
    What’s Up? This blog was adapted from one originally published here on July 3, 2013. I finished this post in the lobby of the Albatross Hotel on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Along with the rest of my shipmates I boarded the Ortelius on the afternoon of 15 DEC. We get back to dock on [...]
  • First Blood…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    What’s Up? I wrote this blog post in the Albatross Hotel on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Along with the rest of my shipmates I boarded the Ortelius on the afternoon of 15 DEC. We get back to dock on the the morning of 9 JAN. There is no wifi on the ship. That means [...]
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 52 Reason to Love Photography | I Love Photography | Ep. 43 | Dec. 18, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    It’s our annual recap of Reasons to Love Photography! We pick some of our favorites from our list of 52. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:17 Johnny Nguyen’s Photo of Devonte Hart 3:28 The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed 5:28 Joana Toro Photographs Costumed Characters in Times Square 8:02 Sofie Amalie Klougart Photographs Romance Tourism 10:50 Sandro Miller…
  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Favourite Things

    David
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Between you and me, sometimes the whole Gear is Good, Vision is Better thing makes me worry that people think I don’t like toys, but if you know me at all, you know that’s just crazy talk. I like stuff. I’ve been accused of having champagne tastes, by no less an authority than my own mother.  So this, not really one of those holiday gift guides – because it’s probably too late anyways, is a short list of some of my favourite stuff from this year. In some way these 11 things just kind of made me a little happier. Once a year I open the floodgates on a discussion…
  • Glory Days

    David
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
      Ethiopia, 2006 It might surprise some of you, and to others be a shocking reminder of how fast time flies, for me to tell you it was only 10 years ago I stepped off the stage as a comedian for the last time and returned to my dream of being a photographer. Comedy, which I did for twelve years and loved with all my being for most of that time, had grown wearying. The laughter of others never got tiring to me, but conjuring it up while playing a character, instead of being just me, without the stage name, without the funny faces, began to take its toll. And so I changed. On a dime, or so it…
  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 10

    David
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The latest issue of PHOTOGRAPH is, as it always is, gorgeous. Featuring articles, portfolios, and interviews with  some truly talented photographers. Be inspired by the dark art of Brooke Shaden, the surreal black and white architectural work of Susan Burnstine, the colourful impressionistic street photographs of Jim Kasson, and the beautiful Ethiopian portraiture of Clive Charlton, along with articles about visual flow from John Paul Caponigro, photographic rhythm from Michael Frye, and others, like Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet van Den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, and me. It’s…
  • Make It Now.

    David
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This moment, this light, in Cape Churchill last week: it didn’t last long. You can photograph it, or let it pass you by. But you may never see it again.  Last week I was sitting in a tundra buggy not photographing polar bears. The bears, driven by a months-long hunger were out on the sea ice, hunting seals. If we’d been there a couple days earlier we’d have had more time with them. But you can’t do anything about the weather, and you never know these things in advance. What you do know, is what’s in front of your face, and that – at least for one day on…
  • A World of Stories

    David
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru A couple months ago an incredibly enthusiastic team of storytellers approached me about getting on board with a new platform they were creating, a place to nurture and tell stories, and when I found that they had even more energy than I have for the telling of passionate, beautiful stories from around this planet, I said yes. Today, Maptia re-launched and I’m inviting you to check it out.
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 52 Reason to Love Photography | I Love Photography | Ep. 43 | Dec. 18, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    It’s our annual recap of Reasons to Love Photography! We pick some of our favorites from our list of 52. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:17 Johnny Nguyen’s Photo of Devonte Hart 3:28 The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed 5:28 Joana Toro Photographs Costumed Characters in Times Square 8:02 Sofie Amalie Klougart Photographs Romance Tourism 10:50 Sandro Miller…
  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures in Copyright Infringement Damages

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127,087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5 of the 6 images at issue were eligible for statutory damages, 4 of those infringements were found to be willful, with the jury awarding maximum damages of $150,000 for 1 of those infringements. Congrats! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures in…
  • Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not correct. Instead, as the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Oracle v SAP, 12-16944, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco): We have never required a plaintiff in a copyright infringement case to show that it would have licensed the infringed material. We decline to impose such a requirement now. A copyright holder…
  • “Unsound” – Must Watch

    Carolyn E. Wright
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Support the project. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
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    Carolyn E. Wright
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
  • Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits

    Carolyn E. Wright
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    On November 4, 2014, U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell issued a directive on commercial filming and photography permits. He included lots of good nuggets in this directive. The most important to nature photographers is: I also want to emphasize that commercial photography only requires a permit if the photography takes place at locations where members of the public are not allowed, or uses models, sets, or props. Commercial film and photography permit fees should be primarily viewed as land-use fees. If the activity presents no more impact on the land than that of the general…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Elegance While Slipping

    Moose
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    It was one of those magical mornings at Bosque when the night time temps went down for the count so at sunrise, it was a brisk 19 degrees. While the cranes and geese stay warm, the water does not and ice forms. Not thick enough to form around the birds but enough of a freeze to create a thin layer on the pond. So thin that bigger birds punch through and lighter birds walk on top. Thin over the deeper portions of the pond and thicker nearer the shallow portions. The cranes which slowly move from the main flock to wake up, socialize and then take off have to negotiate this ice field and while…
  • A Family Affair

    Moose
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    So love what Brent does with my images!
  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
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    SF Digital Studios

  • 5 Top Tips For Business Headshots

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    New Year New Start? What are your hopes and aspirations for 2015? We hope that it is a good year for you and your career, and that this time next year you will be able to look back and celebrate the realisation of your visions and dreams. In this day and age, an effective online presence is essential to get ahead in the business world. Whether you have your own business or are employed by others, you need to ensure that all the information about you online is up to date and positive. We are all aware of the need to guard our digital footprint and avoid inaccurate or unhelpful information…
  • Leighton Buzzard Christmas Light Switch On 2014

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leighton Buzzard came to life with a mixture of music, fireworks and festive fun last weekend. The event was to celebrate the official switch on of the Christmas lights by none other than our local superstar Mr. Frank Bruno. The weekend was organised with a variety of entertainment & activities which included a Christmas Craft market, food court, Santa’s Grotto and live entertainment. Leighton-Linslade Rotary Club provided plenty of Christmas spirit in the lead up to the official light switch on. Here’s a short video of the Christmas Lights switch on by Frank Bruno. Enjoy!
  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Here’s some gorgeous images from a recent family portrait photography session at our studios of the Chiappetta family. We love working with kids of any age and make sure the whole family has a great time which reflects in the images.     The Chiappetta family loved their images and have put up a very touching review on our Facebook page here.     If you haven’t decided on how to treat your family this Christmas, how about book a family portrait session with us and we promise you will be thrilled with your images. Our studio is only a short distance from…
  • Grow Local with Google

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    Google launches a brand new campaign ‘Grow Local’ for businesses to grow locally. From high street retailers to small businesses working from home, Grow Local with Google Partner will get you noticed online, help you connect more potential clients and to grow your business locally. Grow Local is about connecting Google Partner agencies with local businesses and championing the work we do to help our communities bloom online. To help you nurture new and existing clients, we’re going to be: – Sharing the very latest insights into your customers – Showcasing best-in-class case studies…
  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
      We were delighted to welcome the Siddle family to our studios recently. As always everyone was feeling nervous, but we soon got into the swing of things and all nerves were soon forgotten! The biggest compliment was to be told that we’d managed to get a really lovely picture of the mum, who normally hates having her picture taken! The children were really well behaved, which always helps! We captured a range of images that everyone was pleased with – here are some of their favourites:    
 
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    ILovePhotoBlogs

  • Best Digital Cameras of 2014

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:47 pm
    ‘Tis the time of the year to list the best of the best, our top digital cameras selections for your review. To make our list, each camera has to have the certain something which separates it from the crowd. These are the best digital cameras we’ve checked out. Be sure to check back periodically to see if any new models have made our list. see all cameras Best Cheap Digital Camera Sony W800/S 20 MP Digital Camera (Silver or Black) MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images Sony Lens w/ 5x Optical Zoom Reduced blur with SteadyShot Image stabilization Capture your…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 12.15.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels

    Juan Pons
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    In this episode we have two interviews, first with Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels. We also have a special give away from our new sponsor. Make sure to listen to the podcast to find out how to win two f the most popular products from Macphun. 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”…
  • DPE Podcast 12.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper

    Juan Pons
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper from HDRSoft. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 11.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer

    Juan Pons
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you…
  • DPE Podcast 11.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan share their secrets on getting inspired

    Juan Pons
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan share their secrets on getting inspired. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You…
  • DPE Podcast 10.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady

    Juan Pons
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady from The Mac Group. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • The Road to Halong Bay | Vietnam

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski   Just got some news from Think Thank Photo, their new Perception Backpacks are now available. Designed with the Mirrorless user in mind, the Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15″ laptop and a 10″ tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits…
  • Halong Bay in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski A refreshing breeze coming from the Gulf of Tokin is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking beauty of the over two thousand limestone islands emerging from its emerald waters. This is Halong Bay and I am relaxing and enjoying myself on the top deck of a typical junk boat exploring this mythical place. Halong is also known as “the Bay of Descending Dragons.” According to legend, the gods sent a family of dragons as protectors when Vietnam started to develop into a country and needed protection from invaders. The dragons…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of…
  • Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X 

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am just back from a three-week trip from Vietnam and Bhutan, and although I’ve traveled with only Fuji X cameras in the past, this was the first time I totally relied on them for a long journey. Tired of carrying gear when traveling I was on the lookout for a compact camera that could travel well. I was happy to carry my Nikons on trips, but there were instances when I didn’t want to go out with them. There were particular places in big cities that were unsafe, or when just going out for dinner after a day of shooting on a…
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Topaz Glow, a New Vision for Photographers

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Topaz Glow is the new program from Topaz Labs. I tested the beta versions of this new sandbox of visual experiences. Try it too and start by giving this Christmas some extra Glow!
  • Think Tank Photo Releases New Bags

    3 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    Think Tank Photo have released a new size to their popular Digital Holster line-up, the Digital Holster 5 for small to medium mirrorless cameras and lenses, along with some new backpacks also for mirrorless systems, the Perception series.
  • Introduction to Close up and Macro Photography

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

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

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

  • FudPix.com: The New and Unique Food Photo Community

    Diana Topan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Press ReleaseExciting new food photo community launches, where members make money selling photos of their culinary creations.December 17, 2014 London, UK /Photography News/ Freshly launched FudPix.com is a stunning food photography community that provides excellent money making potential for its members. Membership is free and users can earn a bit of extra money by selling their uploaded photos.Accounts on FudPix are easy to set up and image uploads are approved within 24 hours, setting the site apart from many stock photography sites. Once photos have been approved, they are…
  • Free online course: Improving your image - dental photography in practice

    Diana Topan
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    December 17, 2014 /Photography News/ Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography.Starts on January 5, 2015Duration: 4 weeks, 5 hours/weekCertificates availableEducator: Mike SharlandAbout the course:This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the basics of choosing correct equipment and setting it up, to optimum settings, techniques for consistent imaging and the safe storage of images.The course is taught…
  • Photojournalist Luke Somers killed after a failed rescue attempt

    Diana Topan
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    December 6, 2014 /Photography News/ American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was held hostage by al Qaeda in Yemen since 2013, and had appeared in a video appealing for help earlier this week, was killed Saturday after a failed rescue attempt, his sister said.Luke Somers' family appealed in a video to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him. "Luke is only a photojournalist and is not responsible for any actions the US government has taken," his brother said.Lucy Somers said she learned of her brother's death from the FBI. "We ask that all of Luke's family members be…
  • Al-Qaeda threatens to execute photographer Luke Somers

    Diana Topan
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    British-born photographer Luke Somers facing executionDecember 4, 2014 /Photography News/ Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen is threatening to kill British-born American citizen Luke Somers, who was kidnapped in Yemen in September 2013.  The clip begins with a reading in Arabic from Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, an al Qaeda official. It  is aimed at the US government, and it gives Washington three days to meet several demands or "otherwise, the American hostage held by us will meet his inevitable fate".Appearing in the video wearing Western style clothes Luke Somers pleaded for help:"My name…
  • Let Robots Take Care of your Photos

    Diana Topan
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:25 am
    December 3, 2014 /Photography News/ Do you like to share your photos on various online services? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for your Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos into various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px), publishes each photo at the best time so that it’s seen by the most viewers, and collects all feedback in one place.“Though it aims for the…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Rescued Puppy Update...

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

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

    18 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
       Horses are big, powerful and at times intimidating animals. They are workers, athletes, farmers and friends. To the unassuming, they might be considered invincible and durable animals. Most of the time that could be true but to those that really know horses, know better.   Horses are emotional and fragile animals. Creatures of habit that stress when those habits are changed. Physically complex animals with extremely long intestinal tracts measuring up to 100 feet. All of that intestine can get twisted during the digestive process. Stress, weather changes, diet changes,…
  • Texas Tower work at 130 ft!

    18 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Amateur radio friends gathered to help a fellow ham remove antennas from his 100 ft tower in North Texas. With the help of a massive crane at 20 meter, 30 meter and 40 meter stack was dismantled from a 22 ft, 3 inch chrome-moly mast.
  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A unique event at Texas Motor Speedway showing why Red Bull is truly the king of extreme sports productions. Timed pylon races within the confines of the race track proved to be very entertaining.
 
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  • Redrock microRemote – wireless follow focus – Review

    Nino Leitner
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Over the past decade or so, cameras have gotten a lot smaller and thereby more portable and flexible. People realized the cameras could be put onto various different contraptions to get shots that were previously seen impossible – small jib arms, lightweight dollies, handheld stabilizers like Steadicams and Glidecams, and gimbals, which have become widespread only recently thanks to Freefly’s MoVi and the DJI Ronin, among many others. Remote focusing is becoming mainstream … The problem with all these gadgets is that while cameras have gotten smaller, the underlying principle of…
  • Kickstarter – MOTA Wireless Charger for GoPro.

    Tim Fok
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Here’s a Kickstarter campaign that I can see having no problems fulfilling its goal. The MOTA Wireless Charger is a docking station for the Hero 3 and 4 that also charges an additional GoPro battery as well as phones and accessories via USB ports. The neat design of the MOTA Wireless Charger allows you to charge your GoPro by simply docking it in the device. The wireless pad taps into the USB port on your GoPro, and sits between the camera and its casing. This is great for use in the field, saving hassle by alleviating the need to remove the casing to charge your GoPro. The MOTA…
  • Sony FS7 Review – Climbing the Cathedral

    Nino Leitner
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    When I had a chance to check out a very early model of the new Sony FS7 in an exclusive hands-on in London in August (we reported about it before with the hands-on video – click here), I already knew that this camera had the potential to shake up the industry significantly. F5-like quality at half the price, built-in professional 4K (XAVC codec) in a professional shoulder-mount camera for much less than the still extremely popular Canon C300 (still one of my favourite cameras) – in one word: impressive. A few months later, after it has been officially introduced at IBC in…
  • Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ adds HDMI to 4K recorder

    Tim Fok
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Convergent Design has released a recorder that will compete nicely with the Atomos Shogun. The Odyssey 7Q+ is a 4K raw recorder, with the addition of a HDMI input for direct compatibly with cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7S. The Odyssey 7Q is a compact solution combining advanced recording abilities over SDI with a 7.7″ OLED screen for monitoring. The Odyssey 7Q+ offers exactly this, but with a HDMI input also. Check out the below video released by Convergent Design discussing the wide capability of Odyssey 7Q+. The down conversion of a signal is a nice touch; on smaller…
  • Red Giant 40% off everything for 24 hours

    Nino Leitner
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Red Giant, the makers of such indispensable post production software like Pluraleyes, Looks Suite, Colorista II or Trapcode, just started their annual big sale, which traditionally lasts only for 24 hours. That means 40% off everything, which is quite significant. Just head over to Red Giant and use the code “BIGSALE40″ on checkout to pay 40% less. It ends at 8 am PST on Dec 10, 2014. The post Red Giant 40% off everything for 24 hours appeared first on cinema5D.
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Kali + Jonathan | Married

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

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Andrea + Carrston | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:39 pm
    Zach... The post Andrea + Carrston | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Katie + Chase | Married

    jasongphoto
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Gina’s... The post Katie + Chase | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
 
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich

    Bryan Formhals
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich  As I mentioned last week, we recorded the episode with IPG at the apartment of Mathieu Asselin and Olia Yatskevich in Long Island City as part of a double header. This week, I’m excited to share the conversation I had with Olia and Mathieu who each have a unique perspective on photography and photobooks. Olia is one of the collaborators behind 10×10 Photobooks, and the popular Photobooks group on Facebook. You will have a difficult time finding anyone more passionate and knowledgeable about photobooks than Olia.
  • Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani

    Bryan Formhals
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani  Yoshi & Tamara were one of the first guests last season. We had a nice conversation, even though I had no idea what I was doing. This year they contributed to ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ so I ended up working closely with them which allowed me to learn more about their process. The more I’ve learned about their photography, the more I’ve come to respect and admire them as artists.  As collaborators they’re in sync when discussing their projects and ideas, but they each retain their…
  • Episode 2.1 – Eddy Vallante & Tom Starkweather

    Bryan Formhals
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
      Episode 2.1 – Tom Starkweather & Eddy Vallante After finishing the first season of the podcast I wasn’t sure I wanted to keep doing it. It was tough for me to listen to myself as I was editing. It’s a very humbling experience. You realize you’re not as articulate as you might think and your biting curse words don’t come off so well when recorded. Fortunately, Eddy Vallante and Tom Starkweather, two guests from the first season, and now two good friends, volunteered to collaborate with me on the production of the podcast. Tom knows audio, so he’s handling that. He…
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    Bryan Formhals
    7 Nov 2013 | 4:07 pm
  • The LPV Show: Episode 19 – Amelia Coffaro

    Bryan Formhals
    9 Oct 2013 | 5:05 pm
    How beautiful are the cells that make up our bodies? The day of my diagnosis, I had a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy, over just a short few hours. For someone who’d really only ever visited the doctor for yearly physicals, I was terrified. Medical language and tools and machinery and their sounds are sometimes scarier than the actual procedure or disease itself. During my biopsy, I remember lying on the table wondering what it looked like “inside a biopsy.” Several weeks later, I had the privilege of meeting my pathologist and my cancer. What seemed so ugly at the time actually…
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    Photography Life

  • Latest Fujifilm Firmware Updates Now Available

    Romanas Naryškin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    As promised, Fujifilm has made the new firmware versions for some of its mirrorless cameras available starting today. For those who missed our previous article, the following cameras are eligible for the new firmware: Fujifilm X-T1 (both black and silver edition), X-E2, X-Pro1 and X-E1. It is important to note that all cameras receive slightly different updates with the X-T1 gaining the largest number of improvements and new features.Firmware Update DetailsAs is now usual with Fujifilm, the new updates bring a plethora of new features and other improvements. Fujifilm X-T1 owners ought to be…
  • Nikon Releases Firmware Updates for D750 and D810

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Nikon has just released firmware updates for two of its most recent and highly regarded full-frame cameras, the D750 and D810. Updates for both cameras fix a small number of equally mild issues, but is still worth downloading for best experience during use. Keep reading for details and download links!Nikon D750 Firmware Version C:1.01 DetailsThe new firmware update for Nikon D750 fixes the following issues (quote):When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting…
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro Calibration System Discount at B&H

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    Update: the $95 discount is no longer valid, but the $25 mail-in rebate is still available.For the next few hours, B&H is offering a huge discount on what is likely among the best screen calibration systems out there – the X-Rite i1Display Pro. It is the system of Nasim’s personal choice and one I am looking to purchase, too. Hopefully, the stock does not run out before I order my copy!X-Rite i1Display ProThe regular price of this device is, as near as makes no difference, $250. And that is quite a lot. However, for the next nine and a half hours, there is a $95 discount. On…
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Q&A Session #2

    Romanas Naryškin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I did the first Lightroom Q&A session over a year ago and I think it is about time I do one again. As before, you are welcome to ask any question you like about Lightroom. I very much hope to answer all of them by updating this article. I will run this session for up to a week and update the article regularly with answers. If there are any questions very specific to a certain case, I may answer them in the comments section. Specific, to-the-point questions will be answered in this article, while questions requiring more extensive explanation may be covered in separate articles in the…
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Firmware Update

    Romanas Naryškin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Do you remember the Profoto B1 flash? We had the pleasure of reviewing it a few months ago. If you are into flash photography and need a portable, but powerful light source, I suggest you read that review. Suffice to say it left us thoroughly impressed. And now Profoto decided to add to the already good impression by releasing a firmware update. As if a firmware update for a strobe isn’t peculiar enough, it’s not actually meant to fix any issues (not that there were any, in our experience). Nope. It’s there to add an actual feature, and one strobists will very much…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Best Photographs of 2014

    David Leland Hyde
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    2014 The Year In Review The Year 2014 was one of my most prolific since I started photographing 39 years ago when my father, American wilderness photographer Philip Hyde, gave me a Pentax K1000.. For a summary of my adventurous childhood with Dad and Mom and some of my other experience, read, “About David Leland Hyde.” I have been prolific with words as usual. Including that My feature article, “The Art of Vision: Learn to Connect with the Landscape Like the Great Masters Ansel Adams, Minor White, Philip Hyde and Others,” appeared in Outdoor Photographer magazine in…
  • Season’s Greetings! Holiday Gift Certificates Give Long-Term Value

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Hanukkah! Prospero Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! (This Post Sticks To The Top. Regular Blog Posts Begin Below.) Gift Certificates Receive 20% Off On Archival Prints! Send a <<contact request>> for the 20% Savings. Gift Certificates 20% Off Until January 5, 2015 A Portion Of All Proceeds Go To Clean Energy Research And Other Conservation And Environmental Causes. Holiday Gift Certificates Provide A Lifetime Of Value And Enjoyment With the global influence of Walmart and other supersized retailers, small…
  • Craters Of The Moon Collector’s Greeting Cards

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    (Regular Blog Posts Begin Below This Holiday Announcement) Now Available While Supplies Last… “Authorized Edition” Collector’s Museum Graphics Greeting Cards Perfect For The Holidays… Of “Lava, Flowers, Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho, 1983″ by Philip Hyde Lava, Flowers, Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho, 1983 by Philip Hyde. Museum Graphics “Authorized Edition” Collector’s Greeting Card. Original printing Museum Graphics Greeting Cards Collector’s Item, out of print. 5X7 Color Cards, blank inside. One…
  • Four New Philip Hyde Authorized Releases From Slickrock With Edward Abbey

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log The purpose of the now classic book, Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde was to help in the conservation efforts to expand Canyonlands National Park and to aid in developing wilderness or national park protection for the Escalante River Canyons. Below read about the section of the project where Philip Hyde photographed the Escalante River and Ernie’s Country in Capitol Reef National Park and The Maze,…
  • The Making Of “Reflection Pool, Escalante River Side Canyon”

    David Leland Hyde
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Travel Log by Philip Hyde Group Sierra Club Trip, Escalante River Canyon Backpack Escalante, Utah, May 1968 Note: Thanks to Bill Clinton, On His Last Day in Office, The Escalante Wilderness Is Now Part of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument By Philip Hyde May 1: Gates Cabin Camp to Camp Below 25 Mile Canyon Reflection Pool, Curved Sandbar, Forming Arches, Escalante River Side Canyon, Escalante Wilderness, now Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, copyright 1968 by Philip Hyde. (To view the photograph larger or order prints: “Reflection Pool, Forming Arches,…
 
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • From Ski to Sea in just one day.

    sesame
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism Or maybe you want to go from sea to ski? Either way, you can do both in a day because IT’S DUBAI! I have never before been someplace where you can do the best of the extreme weather sports in the same city no matter the date. Imagine staying at a Swiss style chalet where the view from your bedroom window is of the slopes you have been skiing or snowboarding down. Then imagine after breakfast the next day, you decide you feel like warming up on the soft sands of the gulf coast beaches or a dip in the beautiful water. Well, it…
  • Home Again and Inspired

    sesame
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I came home from this trip so inspired. It wasn’t simply a getaway for bloggers to share what amazing things Dubai has to offer, but also our annual Bloggerati meeting. While I can’t go into details about anything we discussed, I can say that I left this trip with even more confidence in my agency and their vision as well as twenty new blogging tribe members who will help collaborate and inspire to move this industry forward in fantastic ways for not just us and our readers, but all who consider this a career. I’m so proud to be even a small part of these exciting times.
  • Making and completing my bucket list in one day with the Desert Safari Experience in Dubai

    sesame
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I am not really a bucket list kind of girl. I always thought that it was just because the concept was a bit too morbid for me. I don’t want to think about running out of time to do things, I just want to do them. Now I know that avoiding contemplation of my own mortality wasn’t the reason at all! I just never knew about the things out there worthy to strive for on a list until the other night. Of course I was aware of various travel experiences, but never having gone on one before, I would toss them all into the “too…
  • My Beautiful Temporary Address :: The Address Hotel Dubai Mall

    sesame
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism One of the advantages about documenting this adventure in Dubai with so many bloggers is that we could sample a selection of the hotels that Dubai has to offer! I am staying at The Address Dubai Mall and with its proximity to the largest shopping centre in the world as well as the tallest building on earth, it is a popular spot. So popular that it was completely booked out the day we landed so our rooms were not immediately ready when we arrived. I can see why this would be a top choice for visiting families as the kids club…
  • Exploring in Dubai from the historic old city straight to the top of the tallest building in the world.

    sesame
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism We landed in Dubai as the sun rose over the desert and hit the ground running. The first order of business was to get settled into our hotels. Because we arrived so early in the morning, I had some free time before my room was ready to go and get a local SIM for my phone. WiFi has been easy to access so far, but since we were going to be spending our first day in old Dubai city, I wasn’t sure it was going to be as readily available. Luckily I am staying at The Address Dubai Mall and as you can imagine from…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Don't Be the Squirrel

    Chris Corradino
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    "The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in a maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don’t know what to do with it." - Edward Weston, 1927
  • Download the 14 Secrets of Great Photography Today

    Chris Corradino
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    After several months of working on my very first eBook, it's now available for download! Get it now for the special introductory price of $3.99! It's delivered in PDF format for maximum compatibility with all of your devices. Buy Now $3.99 'd like to take a moment to share how the idea came to be. I was hired to teach on a cruise and mistakenly thought everyone would be super experienced. As such, I prepared all kinds of uber-technical presentations complete with instruction on histograms, grad ND filters, etc. After boarding the ship and meeting most…
  • Why Did the Photo Lab Crop My Image?

    Chris Corradino
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab.On most DSLRs, an image straight out of the camera appears as a rectangle due to the 2:3 aspect ratio. When enlarged, this translates to an 8x12 print. This creates an issue for those who wish to make a standard 8x10 print. Your image is essentially too large to fit on the paper. As such, the lab has no choice but to cut two inches off of the photo. Those two inches may very well be part of your subject's head, making for undesirable results. The solution: If you are interested in…
  • 4 Tips to Capture the Brilliance of Butterflies

    Chris Corradino
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    From a tightly woven cocoon to its ultimate flying form, the butterfly represents growth and change. To photograph these gems of nature, try this series of 4 special tips and techniques. These apply to just about any type of camera, even a smartphone.
  • Let Your Heart Be Light

    Chris Corradino
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The glow from a building mounted thermometer appeared to read 25 degrees. I pulled the hat down a bit lower, lowered my head further into the scarf and began to walk with purpose. Destination: 30 Rock As I progressed further uptown, the crowds grew thicker. With that, cops, barricades, confused tourists; and the realization that it's Christmas in New York. It is at once pure madness and yet holiday bliss. It's a spectacle most rationale minds would avoid at all costs, but I make an exception to see it each year anyway.  In fact, I've reduced myself to a human sardine several times…
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • Beer, Bait & Ammo by Michael Loyd Young (Burn Magazine)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    A SOUTHERNER…by definition is an American who lives in the south…It’s more than that…from Texas to the Carolina’s the south is a way of life. Visit Burn Magazine to view the full essay or purchase the book!
  • TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Photo YURI KOZYREV—NOOR FOR TIME From the gruesome civil war in Central African Republic to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, the devastation in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis in Syria, TIME’s photographers produced some of the most compelling images of the past 12 months. Visit TIME.com to view the full feature! 
  • A Car, a Camera and the Open Road by John Leland

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

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

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

  • Goodbye, Drobo. Hello, G-Technology!

    Brian Matiash
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    You’ve likely read plenty of posts and articles by photographers who talk about the gear that they find absolutely crucial when they’re out in the field or in the studio on a shoot. Cameras, lenses, tripods, lights, and the like. There is a similar list of gear that we also have when the shoot is over, the camera is packed, and the batteries are charging. Things like your display, the computer you’re using, and, of course, the capabilities and reliability of your primary, secondary and travel storage arrays. There has been only one instance in my career as a photographer,…
  • The many layers of nature

    Brian Matiash
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    I love the elemental changes that the cold weather of winter brings to nature. It’s something that I never experienced or thought about for most of my life, growing up in Brooklyn. We don’t have mountain ranges or miles upon miles of these trees in the big city. So, when I am able to experience scenes like this one, I try to keep a strong sense of appreciation about how differently my life has materialized thus far. It’s never a negative, mind you… it’s always a good thing. If I had to do it all over again, I would, so long as I’d still be able to have my…
  • Detroit: The City of UrbEx

    Brian Matiash
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    I’m still reeling from the past three days in Detroit. Never in my life have I seen such an extensive and accessible assortment of schools, churches, factories, and hospitals in this concentrated of an area. For the urban explorer, it really is a playground at a large-city scale. In the course of this weekend, we ended up visiting 11 sites, each offering its own sacrifices to the UrbEx lords. Fortunately, we all made it through without incident, except for my knee, which I landed on after climbing onto some loose rock. I’m still going through the collection of photos taken but…
  • What’s In My Bag #1 – Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014

    Brian Matiash
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    I’ve long intended on creating a little video series that covers the gear that I pack for specific trips/shoots along with why I’m packing them. For this first installment of the “What’s in my bag” series, I go over the gear that I’m packing for my first trip to Detroit (which I’m currently on now). The entire trip revolves around shooting abandoned structures and is proving to be a blast so far. I’m looking forward to sharing some editing videos soon! Enjoy! The post What’s In My Bag #1 – Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014 appeared first…
  • Some Lensbaby Fun

    Brian Matiash
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    When I visited Emerald Falls for the first time the other week, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to put my new Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens to work. It had been so many years since I used a Lensbaby but there has always been something alluring to them. Little did I realize that Lensbaby’s headquarters is situated 10 minutes from where I live in Portland. The folks there were super kind to invite us for a grand tour and even provided me with a Lensbaby fitted with the Sony E-Mount. Upon putting this new lens to use at Emerald Falls, it became quickly apparent…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • My New Wallpaper...Ho Ho Ho

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This is what today feels like, except with an extra dose of rain.
  • Christmas Cactus and Reflections in Providence

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Almost one year ago to this very day, I shot this Christmas Cactus on Wickenden Street in Providence. Funny sentence eh? I've shared winter orchids form this same florist earlier this year here.If you are experiencing a very rainy and overcast day like I am, maybe this photo will help brighten up your evening.
  • Last Thanksgiving #tbt

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    My mom made this for our family and it was delicious. And, is it just me, or does Thanksgiving already feel like a month ago?
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    サプリ効果でなるダイエット方法や流れについて

  • ダイエットサプリの点滴

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    認知されているサプリメントの取り入れ方としては、経口で取り入れるつまりカプセルやドリンクなど、直接口から取り入れるタイプのものが多いとされています。特にダイエットに効果を期待できるとされているタイプのものの場合には、効果が期待できるものとして評判が高いものの中には、ドリンクやサプリメントなどのタイプで取り入れておくことが重要視されています。…
  • 目的

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    そこで問題となるのが、この「サプリメントの服用による効果」です。どんなに手軽という魅力があっても、実際に効果が見えなければ、そもそも意味をなしません。ではこの点はどうなっているのでしょうか。この点を口コミなど、実際に使用した人の評価で聞いてみると、実にその答えは様々となっています。目的を達成できたという声の一方で、達成できなかったという声もありました。…
 
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    ViewBug Blog

  • A Converastion With ViewBug Member Jose Ramos

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    We are excited to share our conversation with Jose Ramos. Jose is a very talented photographer who has receive many awards on ViewBug, be sure to check out his ViewBug profile. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style? My name is José Ramos, and I’m a 32 years old photographer from Portugal. I mostly shoot long exposure landscape photos, which is the genre that fascinated me the most since I’ve ventured into the craft. Portugal has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, facing west, where sunsets are usually intense and captivating,…
  • Piers Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing piers in this photo contest. The submissions are outstanding and the locations of the images are absolutely surreal! Be sure to browse all the photos in the gallery and get ideas for your next trip to the waterfront. A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the People’s Choice and to friend & professional Alex Stoen photographer for his collaboration as a guest judge. Congratulations People’s Choice “Loch Ard Fisherman…” by davidmould…
  • Year In Review: Our 20 Favorite Photos Of Cute Dogs

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    There is no better way to end the year than enjoying a set of beautiful cute dog photos. Save your favorites into your own personal Inspiration Gallery and learn the techniques behind them. Year In Review: Our 24 Favorite Black and White Landscape PhotosView Post
  • Year In Review: Our 24 Favorite Black and White Landscape Photos

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Another amazing post showing some of our favorite photos of 2014. Enjoy the images below, get your creative juices flowing, learn from your peers  and improve as a photographer. Remember to follow these amazing photographers to see more of their photos.       Year In Review: Our 23 Favorite Photos Of Animals In The WildView Post
  • Year In Review: Our 23 Favorite Photos Of Animals In The Wild

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    We continue our posts of amazing and inspiring photos on ViewBug. These are amazing creations from seasoned pros to amateurs, ViewBug is for photographers of all levels. Here are some of our favorite shots, enjoy! Year In Review: Our 27 Favorite Captivating PortraitsView Post
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Shooting for Stitched Panoramas & Avoiding Parallax Shift (Podcast 452)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    Today I’m going to walk you through a few tips for shooting images to later stitch together to create high resolution panorama photographs. We’re going to cover two methods for finding the No Parallax Point which helps with avoiding parallax shift, as well as looking at some easier methods of shooting that also work great. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Today’s episode is actually an adapted version of a topic I cover in detail in my Striking Landscapes eBook…
  • Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.10 Now Available!

    Martin Bailey
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.10 has just been released! Pairing darkness and beauty to create light, Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is filled with images and articles that represent the link between obscurity and transparency; just the right light can create new ways of seeing. Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive…
  • Quality of Light with Darlene Hildebrandt (Podcast 451)

    Martin Bailey
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:44 am
    Today we bring you a great conversation with photographer and educator Darlene Hildebrandt, with lots of advice on the quality of light, making the most of shooting with natural light, and some great off-camera flash tips as well. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Darlene Hildebrandt Here are a few bullet points from our conversation, but you need to listen to get the rest this week. Darlene shares a little about her background and education in photography  We…
  • Productive Respites and Floral Fun (Podcast 450)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    When it’s not possible to get far away from home to a beautiful location, I love to just take a walk in the park with my Macro lens, and have some floral fun. Today I’m going to walk you through a few photos from a recent walk, and talk about how I take some of my flower shots to another level. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. I’ve already talked about my black and white flower shots in the past, but today in addition to walking through my thought processes and a…
  • Oirase Mountain Stream 2014 Travelogue (Podcast 449)

    Martin Bailey
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Today I walk you through two days of shooting in the beautiful Oriase Keiryu, which is a mountain stream not far from Towada Lake in Aomori, the northern-most prefecture of Honshu, the main island of Japan. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. At the end of October, one of my best friends here in Japan got married, and my wife and I were invited. The wedding was near my friend’s home in Akita, a prefecture of Japan way up north, on the western Japan Sea side of Honshu, the main…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week (December 19, 2014) NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALL

    Brandenburg Gallery
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    "May you have warmth in your tipi, and peace in your heart." (inspired from a native blessing, unknown author)  Holiday Greetings!  ~MilliBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 19, 2014): NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALLPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 19…
  • Pic of the Week (December 12, 2014): Day 50 Nuthatch Tail

    Brandenburg Gallery
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    "In this photo I can feel all the differences in textures that make up this little guy, a favorite at my bird feeders." ~MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 12, 2014): Day 50 Nuthatch TailPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 12 - Dec. 18)! Contact…
  • Pic of the Week (Dec. 5, 2014): M473 White Weasel

    Marcia Mahoney
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Not only is this first color image of Jim's fun, to me it mirrors the playful and inquisitive nature of both teenagers." ~DianeBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 5, 2014): M473 White WeaselPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 5 - Dec. 11)! Contact…
  • 2015 Jim Brandenburg Calendars! Limited Supply.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    MN Conservation Volunteer- MN Wild Orchids $18Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center $18.95Sigurd Olson's Listening Point $15Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to purchase any of Jim's beautiful calendars before we run out. 
  • Pic of the Week: Horse and Sleigh

    Marcia Mahoney
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    "Over the river and through the woods."~ MilliBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (November 28, 2014): M573 Horse and SleighPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Nov. 28 - Dec. 4)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take advantage of this…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Major Firmware Update for Fuji X-T1, X-Pro1, X-E2 and X-E1

    Dan Bailey
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
    One of the things I really like about Fujifilm is that they develop their cameras and lenses with the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen“, which refers to the concept of continuous improvement. Rather than simply release a new product and make the previous … Continue reading →
  • Digital Photography School 12 Days of Christmas Sale

    Dan Bailey
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It’s that time again, kids!! Every year, Digital Photography School does a really fun 12 Days of Christmas Sale, and the 2014 version is now underway! Every day they offer a significant discount on one of their photography eBooks or video tutorials, which they … Continue reading →
  • Check Out These Huge Cyber Photography Deals

    Dan Bailey
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Cyber Monday is officially underway, and while I would never condone getting up early and standing in line at the big box store, saving lots of money is usually a pretty good thing, especially if you can do it from the … Continue reading →
  • Save 30% on My Behind The Action eBook

    Dan Bailey
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Last year, I released my eBook Behind The Action – Creating Adventure Imagery, Step By Step. It’s a hands-on how-to manual that lays out the exacts step and gear I used to create 12 specific adventure and outdoor type images. Essentially, I … Continue reading →
  • Use Diagonal Lines for Stronger Compositions

    Dan Bailey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    One of my favorite technique for shooting landscapes, or any subjects for that matter, is to create diagonal lines in my compositions. Diagonal lines add drama and make for much more dramatic imagery, because they have a feeling of instability … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • Late

    david alan harvey
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    London. Late…
  • Saudi

    .me.
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    When I’m in Saudi on a Friday, my father will always have us join him to the Friday prayer at the mosque. He’ll ask us to listen to the lecture, and then debate at home and see if we can apply anything we’ve learned. Since we were schooled in England, we went to a catholic school. Always attending the Christian ceremonies. As the rest of the Muslim parents opted their children to stay out of the RE classes, my father would say: “listen to what others say, you’ll learn a great deal about life and how we’re all the same. Different gods, different history…
  • david alan harvey – cuba

    Kaya
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls David Alan Harvey Cuba play this essay       My images above, as well as my Cuba book, are available for purchase through December 25, 2014 here. >     I am very excited about the recent developments between the U.S. and Cuba and feel it has been long overdue for a real dialogue that would lift the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. I am sure it is not on fast track, yet at least it is moving. Since…
  • Tasneem

    .me.
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Hi! This is Tasneem! @tasneemalsultan I’m a Saudi/American photographer shooting mostly weddings in the Middle East and anywhere I get to travel to. Very happy to have the opportunity to share my life on Burn Dairy for a week. Super nervous too! This is my father drinking his tea, in Saudi, as he usually does every evening. He’ll be watching at least an hour of the news alone, then read the newspapers for another hour before heading to sleep.
  • Komorebi

    .me.
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    My last post as Burn Diary contributor, and I’m taking a wee bit liberty with this one. It’s a recent scan of a picture I made for my ongoing personal series, Komorebi. This week has been great, and I’d like to thank @kayaleeberne, @diegorlando, and @davidalanharvey for the opportunities, help and generosity. Thank you, Instagramers, for your views and kind words. And a special thank you to dear Uncle Sohrab, for his continual kindness and friendship, for which I’m ever grateful. @zhaosheila for @burndiary
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Cool Bayfronts

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you have been good all your life and kind to others, as a reward, may you end up on the Historic Bayfront in Newport, Oregon. It's that cool!This is not a travel blog but, I can tell you that the Bayfront, with all its restaurants and shops, is one of many cool places in Newport  to spend your family vacation. You can spend hours and hours there but, there is also the Nye Beach District, Yaquina Outstanding Natural Area, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA, and if all else fails...spend all your time on pristine beaches surfing, sun bathing,…
  • Best Vacation Spots | Newport, Oregon

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Maybe I'm partial, since I live in Newport, Oregon that, just maybe it's one of the best vacation spots on the Oregon Coast. There is a lot to do and there are some great accommodations to be had!Probably the best know attractions in Newport are the "Oregon Coast Aquarium" and the "Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center". Both are located in South Beach across the Yaquina Bay Bridge.  You can easily spend a day, or even two exploring both. Then there is the Nye Beach District!However, the focus here is on the Historic Bayfront Area which houses multiple cool restaurants, shops, fish…
  • Street Scenes

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the great things about being a photographer is to go down a street in any town and capture interesting things about the town with your camera.Silverton, Oregon is one of those places that is cool to photograph. It has a lot to offer...it's a quaint place with friendly people and, far enough away from any big city as to get influenced by any hustle bustle!The first photo is of the "Red Bench" antique store. A must place to visit when you go to Silverton! Great antiques at reasonable prices. The Red BenchThe Red BenchSilver Creek runs through town and here you are viewing the backside of…
  • A Little Fishing On The Siletz River

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:28 am
    Yesterday, I took a day off and did what every fisherman, working or not, wants to do...go fishing on a Monday!I went with a Guide, Bob and, one other fine gentleman from Salem to fish for Chinook in the Siletz River.  We were pretty successful!We started at daylight and once we put our lines in had a fish within about ten minutes. There was a lot of slack time but finally landed three more and were limited out by around noon.Normally, I post lots of pictures. Well, it was raining cats and big fish! I was concerned about my camera. Fishing On The Siletz RiverFishing On The Siletz…
  • Pictures Of Boats In The Yaquina River And Bay

    15 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Since I live in Newport, Oregon is convenient to photograph old boats...some sailboats and other old fishing boats that are on the Yaquina River and in the Bay.The first boat here has to go back to (just a guess) the 1920's. Hey! It's still afloat!The second image is of a wooden sloop and looks to be in pretty good shape.The third shot is definitely of an old timer and as well as the red, white and blue one in the fourth photo. If you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America or Red Bubble Photography site to check out my photography. It can be…
 
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    ezprints Blog

  • Capture One 8.1

    ezprints
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Capture One 8.1 is a post from: ezprints Blog Phase One has released an update to Capture One. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/JXDhI9PHSV4/story01.htm
  • 25 Mouthwatering Holiday Food Photos to Wet Your Appetite

    ezprints
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:48 pm
    25 Mouthwatering Holiday Food Photos to Wet Your Appetite is a post from: ezprints Blog With the holiday season upon us that also means big family gatherings and festive meals. Food photography is a great way to capture some of the festivities and color of the season. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, Omisoka or something else – likely it involves food. Enjoy this set of holiday food photos to […] The post 25 Mouthwatering Holiday Food Photos to Wet Your Appetite by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read…
  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Festive Food

    ezprints
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Weekly Photography Challenge – Festive Food is a post from: ezprints Blog Well it’s that time of the year again. We spend days cooking and preparing for the big feast, then we stuff ourselves and retire to the sofa. Yup it’s holiday time. Whichever religion or faith you practice, and wherever you live – there is likely some sort of festivities going on this month. I’m spending […] The post Weekly Photography Challenge – Festive Food by Darlene Hildebrandt appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the…
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $100-500

    ezprints
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $100-500 is a post from: ezprints Blog If you’re looking for something special but you don’t want to empty your bank account, these gifts for photographers will do the trick. While a wireless hard drive or a film scanner lacks the wow factor that an African safari can provide, these gifts will bring plenty of joy to any photographer’s holiday. click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0668572823/2014-holiday-gift-guide-100-500
  • Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints

    ezprints
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Flickr Wall Art removes Creative Commons prints is a post from: ezprints Blog Flickr has apologized to users upset over its Creative Commons-licensed print options. Effective immediately, all CC images have been removed from its Wall Art printing service. Users are still able to order prints of their own images, photos provided by Flickr’s own licensed artists and photographers who have requested their images be included. Read more click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Sneak Peek - Marin and Eric

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

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

    Jessica Mironov
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I know this blog has been awfully quiet, but that's because I've been busy with some really fun shoots that I can't wait to share with you! More updates soon, I promise!*Want to have me photograph you? Contact me for more details!*
  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
     Enjoy these cats, and I hope you all have a great weekend. I'm off to Atlanta for a one day portrait workshop with Zack Arias, and I am so excited about it!!Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • Martin and Bethany - San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

    Jessica Mironov
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    This is another wedding I absolutely loved but have neglected to blog so far. Martin and Bethany are good friends, and they both have absolutely the best senses of humor. It was a total pleasure to photograph their city hall wedding. I love the intimacy and the lack of planning induced stress at city hall weddings; it's really just about two people promising to spend the rest of their lives together.See what I mean about that sense of humor?And we also got a rare photo with me in it!And then there was some fun with the wedding gifts.And some delicious snacks at Arlequin afterwards.*Want to…
 
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    Imagineerz!

  • Fleur de Paradis

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Fleur de ParadisFleur de Paradisfleur de paradis by Imagineerz!My Google+ profile https://plus.google.com/u/0/104819731733524270102/
  • flower [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: flower
  • shell [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: shell
  • fleur de paradis [Flickr]

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    1 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: fleur de paradis
  • Matariki [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    imagineerz posted a photo: Matariki - Maori New Year
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    Photography Life

  • Latest Fujifilm Firmware Updates Now Available

    Romanas Naryškin
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    As promised, Fujifilm has made the new firmware versions for some of its mirrorless cameras available starting today. For those who missed our previous article, the following cameras are eligible for the new firmware: Fujifilm X-T1 (both black and silver edition), X-E2, X-Pro1 and X-E1. It is important to note that all cameras receive slightly different updates with the X-T1 gaining the largest number of improvements and new features.Firmware Update DetailsAs is now usual with Fujifilm, the new updates bring a plethora of new features and other improvements. Fujifilm X-T1 owners ought to be…
  • Nikon Releases Firmware Updates for D750 and D810

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Nikon has just released firmware updates for two of its most recent and highly regarded full-frame cameras, the D750 and D810. Updates for both cameras fix a small number of equally mild issues, but is still worth downloading for best experience during use. Keep reading for details and download links!Nikon D750 Firmware Version C:1.01 DetailsThe new firmware update for Nikon D750 fixes the following issues (quote):When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting…
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro Calibration System Discount at B&H

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    Update: the $95 discount is no longer valid, but the $25 mail-in rebate is still available.For the next few hours, B&H is offering a huge discount on what is likely among the best screen calibration systems out there – the X-Rite i1Display Pro. It is the system of Nasim’s personal choice and one I am looking to purchase, too. Hopefully, the stock does not run out before I order my copy!X-Rite i1Display ProThe regular price of this device is, as near as makes no difference, $250. And that is quite a lot. However, for the next nine and a half hours, there is a $95 discount. On…
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Q&A Session #2

    Romanas Naryškin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I did the first Lightroom Q&A session over a year ago and I think it is about time I do one again. As before, you are welcome to ask any question you like about Lightroom. I very much hope to answer all of them by updating this article. I will run this session for up to a week and update the article regularly with answers. If there are any questions very specific to a certain case, I may answer them in the comments section. Specific, to-the-point questions will be answered in this article, while questions requiring more extensive explanation may be covered in separate articles in the…
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Firmware Update

    Romanas Naryškin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Do you remember the Profoto B1 flash? We had the pleasure of reviewing it a few months ago. If you are into flash photography and need a portable, but powerful light source, I suggest you read that review. Suffice to say it left us thoroughly impressed. And now Profoto decided to add to the already good impression by releasing a firmware update. As if a firmware update for a strobe isn’t peculiar enough, it’s not actually meant to fix any issues (not that there were any, in our experience). Nope. It’s there to add an actual feature, and one strobists will very much…
 
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    Photo Infos

  • Latest Hasselblad lenses set to star in future Hollywood blockbusters

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Some of the world's leading cinematographers mingled with key Hollywood figures at a packed Los Angeles theatre venue last night (Dec 9) for the launch of latest cutting edge camera technology that will be used to make future big screen blockbusters. Film-makers were invited to 'test drive' the new ARRI Rental ALEXA 65 camera system, which comes complete with specially adapted Hasselblad HC lenses. ARRI says the new system (available from January) comprises camera, lenses and a complete image workflow, and has been developed to capture images of 'staggering intensity and definition'. Said…
  • Professional Photographers of America Offers Additional Business Benefits

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Adds Allied Business Network to Membership Perks ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has added the Allied Business Network (ABN) to its roster of membership discounts. “We understand photographers got into the business because of the pictures,” said Kristen Hartman, PPA director of member value and experience. “Photographers are artists, and that’s what they want to focus on. PPA is proud to offer these perks and savings to our members to help them save some money and focus on what they love.” The Allied Business Network benefit can…
  • Fujifilm Announces Macro Tubes and Launch Timing for New Firmware Updates

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Major firmware update and PC Tethered Shooting Software planned for FUJIFILM X-T1; updates coming for FUJIFILM X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X30 Valhalla N.Y., November 20, 2014 – WEBWIRE – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced two new Macro Extension Tubes for the award-winning line of X-Series interchangeable lens cameras; plus a launch date for a major firmware update and PC Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver and X-T1 Black cameras. New firmware updates that deliver additional features and enhanced controls will also be available for the…
  • Canon Introduces The World's Longest 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-Format Single-Sensor Cameras

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    New Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers Industry-Leading Range Up to 1500mm With Built-In 1.5x Extender MELVILLE, N.Y., October 16, 2014 - With the increasing use of large-format single-sensor 4K cameras for field productions like sports and nature documentaries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the new ultra-telephoto CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens. With the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among Super 35mm zoom lensesi,…
  • Grab The Newest Cam on the Market and Go Capture Life!

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

  • How to Handle Two Brides Inquiring for the Same Date

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Dear Jasmine, Luckily/thankfully we've been getting a ton of inquiries for this upcoming wedding season(!!!!). The issue we're running into is that we'll get an inquiry for a date that will be open when we get the initial inquiry, and then before we hear back from the 1st couple we'll get another inquiry for the same date from a 2nd couple. Since we technically haven't booked the date I tell the 2nd couple that the date is "currently open" but then, what do we do if both couples meet with us, and want to book us? My husband thinks we should pursue both clients since the date is technically…
  • All Because of You

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:58 pm
    I walked into the tea house off Rush Street in Chicago, my hair windblown and my nose red from the cold. I scanned the tables and she yelled behind the counter, he's sitting by the fireplace! I smiled at her and raised a gloved hand in appreciation. I walked over to you and you helped me out of my coat and told me to toast my hands by the fire. You grabbed my hand and we walked to the counter to place our drink order. Before you paid, the girl with the dreadlocks behind the counter said, he waited for you...he told me he'd order when you arrived because a warm drink without you isn't the…
  • When Doing Business, Always Have a Contract

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have recently booked a wedding for December 27th, since the bride has asked us we have been trying to meet with her in person to sign our contract and discuss the big day. One problem is she hasn't been returning our messages/calls, it's getting uncomfortably close to the wedding and still little to no contact. I wouldn't mind so much if this is happened at a different time of the year, but we are cutting down our time with family at Christmas for this wedding. What should I do? Sincerely, No Contact, No Contract Dear NCNC, There's two ways to handle this situation: 1. if…
  • What Questions Should I Ask a Wedding Photographer?

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    So often I see articles in bridal magazines or on wedding planning websites instructing what questions a bride should ask before hiring a wedding photographer. I understand they're meant to help, but most of them omit truly revealing components to what wedding photographers aspire to achieve. For example, here are a few questions I came across in a recent article regarding Meeting with Your Wedding Photographer...     Is it okay for other people to take photos while you're taking photos?     What do you wear to a wedding?     Do you have my wedding date…
  • Family Ties

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The older I get, the more I realize things I should've realized decades ago. Don't respond when you're angry...never leave the house without saying I Love You...wear new underwear on your birthday...basically, all the things my mother told me a thousand times before, but I refused to pay attention. My mother would yell reminders as we ran out the door on the way to basketball practice or whisper them as she kissed us goodnight. Whenever possible, she'd indoctrinate her five children with familial ideology that boiled down one thing: love your siblings, always. All these years later--in spite…
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  • View 350: Frozen Dome Classic

    Scott Thomas Photography
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:19 am
    A record crowd of 30,715 were on hand at the Frozen Dome Classic in the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse University campus in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, November 22, 2014. Nikon D7100/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/320s, f/3.5, ISO 900, EV +0.3, 13mm focal length, Intensify Pro. Yes, this is the famous Carrier Dome and that is a hockey rink. Back in June, this was what the dream of the Syracuse Crunch’s owner, Chief Operating Officer and staff was. It became a reality last week as a dedicated team worked around the clock to construct a hockey rink in only four days to fit the Syracuse University…
  • Photography Show for Hospice of CNY IV

    Scott Thomas Photography
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    I would like to invite one and all to this year’s Hospice of CNY Fine Art Photography Show. This is the fourth year I was asked to produce this show and, I think, it is the best one yet. If you live around Syracuse, the FREE Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the offices of Hospice of CNY (see banner below for the address. It is not far from the 7th North Street exits of Route 81). Refreshments and snacks (including cookies!) will be provided free of charge. This is a great opportunity to see the works of some of the finest local…
  • View 349: Hockey’s Back

    Scott Thomas Photography
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The 2014-2015 Syracuse Crunch players and coaches on the bench during a game against the Binghamton Senators in an American Hockey League (AHL) contest at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Nikon D700/70-200VR, 1/1600s, f/2.8, ISO 4500, EV +0.7, 150mm focal length. My third season photographing the Syracuse Crunch hockey team finally started this past weekend. A wedding and vacation had me missing the first four Crunch home games. It was good to get back to covering a team and a game I throughly enjoy. Syracuse Crunch game against the Rochester…
  • View 348: Late Autumn Color

    Scott Thomas Photography
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Late Autumn color at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. During my vacation to Florida, I missed out on the peak Autumn colors in upstate New York. Last weekend, I went out in search of any late Autumn color while visiting the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. I found some and something else. An immature Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) soaring over the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near Seneca Falls, New York. Nikon D7100/80400VR, 1/400s, f/5.6, ISO 110, EV +0.7, 400mm Focal Length (800mm 1.3x DX). This immature Bald…
  • View 347: Disney Vacationing

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What a vacation with a wedding in the middle of it.  Here are a few photos from the scrapbook. See Text for Details. Let us start with the three down the left side from top to bottom: Enjoying a Konk Kooler on Castaway Cay with the Disney Dream cruise ship in the background, meeting Captain Jack Sparrow on a Caribbean island and talking with a camel (long story, check my Twitter feed for it) in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion. I got to meet and TALK with Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Wonderfully entertaining technology.
 
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    The Photography Blog

  • The Evolution of Photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    The Evolution of Photography is a look at how photography has influenced and shaped society through people, art, events and technology. The project was carried out on behalf of PhotoBox and is meant to give the reader an overview of the history and future of this vast and absorbing topic.   Feel free to visit ! The Evolution of Photography Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Fujifilm X-Pro1 Firmware v3.4 Update

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Fujifilm X-Pro1 Firmware New 3.4 Fujifilm X-Pro1 Firmware 3.4 : Detail of the update The firmware update Ver.3.40 from Ver.3.30 incorporates the following issues: 1.AF+MF : “AF+MF” function enables seamless manual focusing. After half pressing the shutter to autofocus on the subject, fine adjustment can then be made using the manual focus ring. The firmware update Ver.3.00 from Ver.2.05 incorporates the following issue 1.Improvement of AF speed on most existing XF lenses. The updated algorithm will enable AF speed to become faster with the following XF lenses: XF14mmF2.8 R…
  • Essential Tips for Cold-Weather Photography – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    Don’t take your camera out into the cold without proper preparation! This infographic and its accompanying article will tell you the essential tips you need to know to protect yourself and your gear. Source Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Robots for your Photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:32 am
    A new start-up Robots for your Photos is coming up with a new service for photographers. It makes every photographer’s life much easier by making the sharing of his/her photos online as simple as possible. Do you like to share your photos on various online services ? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again ? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for your Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos into various photo servers and online…
  • 10 Beautiful Christmas photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Thumbnail picture is under CC license by christmasstockimages.com Beautiful Christmas Photography Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmaesse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual commemoration of the birth ofJesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of peoplearound the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is…
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • These are engagement portraits? Oh yes they are.

    G.E. Masana
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    One look at these and you might think they’re from a magazine or a fashion spread. Look, they’re simply two people deeply in love. I don’t tell couples to “look more adoringly at each other” or “tell her you love her.” When photographers do that routine, the couples play act and it looks fake because it’s on command. I want real feelings in my engagement portraits. You can’t get natural expressions where people are flush with passion in the look on their faces if you play act. They have to be immersed in their feelings for each other. Look and see. What you’re seeing here…
  • What does love look like?

    G.E. Masana
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    When people are deeply in love, it shows. They can’t help but show it. Their expressions happen naturally. There’s a spark that happens. That’s the moment I want in my camera. You can’t pose love. The post What does love look like? appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • The most passionate engagement portraits you’ll probably ever see

    G.E. Masana
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    One of the things I’ve discovered about love in my journeys as a historian and documentarian of people in love, is: Love Comes In Degrees Not everyone in love loves equally. Some love more. Some love less. When it’s more, it can reach a boiling point where passion for their partner is as hot as it can be. But not everyone has that depth, that degree of passion. This couple did. It so shows in the portraits I created of them. Why? Because. I have people get into their emotions. They feel it. They live their love in front of my camera. In my portraits you see the passion they feel in their…
  • Wedding Photograph Of The Week {New York Wedding Photographer}

    G.E. Masana
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    When wedding blogs and bridal magazines publish photos of my wedding photography, their interest is in depicting the wedding details such as flowers, colors, jewelry and items of that nature. I do photograph those as they are important and part of the wedding, yet to me, wedding photography is about depicting the moments. The day after the wedding, everything becomes history. Your history. We visit the wedding day again and again via the photos because of the day’s meaning, because it was of significance in our lives and a day everyone who has meaning to you all came together to…
  • I photograph the world’s nicest engaged couples

    G.E. Masana
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I probably photograph the world’s nicest engaged couples. Why makes me say that? Because if you’re the stiff, cold, unemotional type, then my portraits don’t resonate with you and you won’t call me. But if you’re the warm, emotional type, who appreciates art, loves photographs, who sees my portraits and it touches your heart, then you will. The post I photograph the world’s nicest engaged couples appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Death Valley fall workshop

    Mike Walker
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Had a fun workshop in Death Valley National Park. November is such a great time to visit, the temperatures are in the 70’s and the days are shorter so the sunrises are later and the sunsets come earlier. Photographing the Mesquite Flat sand dunes is always a special treat and something I could do everyday. The shapes, colors and textures are ever changing as the sunlight creates dramatic graphic patterns. Since sunset comes a little earlier, the group had several opportunities to shoot the night sky. Death Valley is one of the darkest places in the U.S. and the number of stars that you…
 
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Amore a Venezia

    Rochelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Australian couple, Julie and Brian were friends that fell in love on a trip to Asia. During their slow romance Julie became enamored with Brian’s witty sense of humor and gentlemanly charm. He admired her massive heart and in hopes of holding on to it Brian popped the question “mi vuoi sposare” (will you marry me). The Italian words would soon continue as their enthusiasm for travel prompted them to plan another abroad adventure for their wedding in Venice, Italy and make it part of a three month trip abroad to Europe. The occasion’s theme was to represent them as a couple, fun and…
  • Wedding Photography Ravello Italy

    Rochelle
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:52 am
    Wedding Photography Ravello Italy Ayumi and Yumi’s intimate Italy Wedding photographed in Ravello. They decided to have a romantic destination elopement in this gorgeous Italian town.  Ayuma & YUmi travelled all the way from Japan to marry in Italy and stayed at the gorgeous Hotel Caruso. Ravello is also known as the jewel of the Amalfi Coast. It is up high above sea level tucked away in the mountains with breathtaking views of the  whole coastline just above Amalfi. Ravello is a quaint  hill-top town with gorgeous architectural backdrops making it perfect choice for…
  • Venezia!

    Rochelle
    25 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    Venice is always exciting to visit as it is such a unique city. It is a perfect setting for a romantic Italy wedding. For me, Venice wedding photography is about getting lost in the city’s canals and alleyways and capturing Venice’s beautiful architecture and charm. Venice has many idyllic locations like the San Marco Square and Rialto Bridge but it also has many other hidden angles and corners which I try to focus on and stray away from touristy locations for ideal wedding photography. And believe me there are many. Venice is small and can easily we walked. A Gondola ride is a must –…
  • Love, a Clear Reflection ⎜ Puglia with its crystal waters makes the perfect place for a destination wedding

    Rochelle
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    Love, a clear reflection ⎜ Puglia with its crystal waters makes the perfect place for a destination wedding The Mediterranean Sea is a dream destination, it wraps around Southern Italy and the region of Puglia. The undiscovered secrets of this unique area enticed me as the culture infused my photography during a destination wedding proving this ceremony had truly been one of a kind. Sprigs of lavender and olive branches, mementos from the surrounding landscape, scented the elegant gowns and endeared tuxedoes. Pumi pottery, a traditional symbol of good luck provided a resting place for…
  • A Taste of Puglia…Alberobello

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

  • Figure Eight Island Interior Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    I was recently hired to photograph a Figure Eight Island ocean front home that had been completely renovated. The interior designer for the project was Leslie Stachowicz of Peridot Interiors. Leslie’s specialty is residential interior design and she is quite talented. You may view her work by clicking on the above link to her web site. She is also a featured professional on Houzz. I have worked with Leslie before and it is always an enjoyable experience. Plus, it’s always a thrill to see someone who has the passion that Leslie has for her profession. Below are a few photos from…
  • A Certified Passive Home-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    I spend a great deal of time photographing some very beautiful homes. Each one has its own character and the designs in this area are usually traditional in nature, so I am very rarely overwhelmed by a particular homes design. Until recently. This shoot was for the September issue of Salt Magazine. When Senior Editor, Ashley Wahl, told me about the home I was really anxious to do this job. The home is one of three Certified Passive homes in North Carolina and the first Certified Passive home in Wilmington. So yeah, I was excited. The 5500 sf home sits at the top of a beautiful site…
  • Happy 2 WB Stills, Take 2!-NC Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    So today it was back to Buddy’s for more shenanigans with the probably, soon to be famous, Happy 2 WB, dogs. Now today the dogs were itching for a serious card game and also wanted to get their “Pirate” on, since Buddy’s seemed like the right setting for that kind of activity. Well Apollo looked as if he had seen his way around a few card tables, as he put on a card shuffle display before the serious betting began. In fact at one point when he laid down a flush on the bar, all the other players just threw their cards up in disgust. It was pretty intense. In the mean…
  • Happy2WB Stills Shoot-NC Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    So I recently received a call from friend and local photographer, Ned Leary. Some may know Ned for his exceptional landscape and portrait work. Lately, he and his colleague, wedding photographer Will Page, are getting a lot of  notoriety for their Happy video of Wrightsville Beach. First, if you haven’t seen this vid, you are slowly becoming a part of the minority as it has gone crazy viral. So take a few minutes and check it out. Ok, back to the phone call from Ned. It seems he needed someone to help him shoot stills for their next project, Happy 2 Wrightsville Beach, Dog Days. When…
  • The Equinox House-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:51 pm
    For the June issue of Salt Magazine, I once again had an opportunity to spend time in a very cool house. The home of Lynne Herndon is crisp, efficient and modern. The moment you enter the door you feel comfortable. It started out as a simple ranch type design, until Lynne’s architect, Michael Kersting,  decided it needed to be cut in half and a continuous skylight installed connecting walls and ceiling. He had discovered that the house was situated so that twice a year the house was in perfect alignment with the sun. In other words, on the spring and vernal equinoxes the sun rises and…
 
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial

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

    John Batdorff
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:58 am
    We returned last week from our Death Valley 2014 workshop, and although we’re still getting the sand out of our shoes, it was worth it. Our fun loving and talented group of photographers came back with some exceptional images that you can check out on our Facebook Page. I’ve only had time to process a few of my own, but I thought I would share what I have done now. Me, John-O, Staci, Jon, Julie, Gary, Chris, Barry, and Carl There’s something magical about Death Valley and I  consider it a bucket list location for anyone who’s ever wanted exceptional photography in an…
  • Fall Color Presets for Color Efex Pro 4

    John Batdorff
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Fall Color Reflection in Northport, Michigan We just returned from a wonderful weekend camping in Northern Michigan near Sleeping Bear Dunes. The fall colors were amazing, and had the weather been a little more cooperative (meaning anything better than raining with 40mph winds and 38 degrees) then it would have made for a perfect fall tour. Regardless, we had a great time taking our new camper on it’s maiden voyage. We visited family and bounced from one great little town to another, and stopped at the markets to get apples and eat donuts. It really wouldn’t have been a genuine fall…
  • New York City Workshop Report

    John Batdorff
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Kids playing handball in Harlem The New York City Workshops were a blast with two fun groups of very talented photographers. We had participants join us from the United Kingdom, Canada, both coasts of the United States and everywhere in between. It was quite the urban adventure as we covered a lot of ground, from the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise to Central Park at sunset, photographing everything that caught our eyes along the way. There was architecture galore, interesting people, street art, monuments, and more. We walked to the 9/11 Memorial, China Town, Little Italy, Grand Central…
  • My book is off to the printer!

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

  • Using Vintage Camera Lenses With Ease: 5 Simple Considerations

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    A while ago, I wrote an article on vintage lenses. I personally adore vintage lenses. But the reality is that they aren’t that easy to use. In fact, they aren’t easy to use at all. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t ease it up a notch. Vintage lenses are being used out of nostalgia and (mostly) due to the fact that they are cheap (well most of them). Added bonus is that some of them are really sharp and others produce unique effects. Photo by aperture_lag Focusing With Vintage Lenses First and biggest problem that you could have with vintage lenses is focusing. Manual…
  • 4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to make excellent photos all the time. Well I’m sorry to be the one to ruin the fairy tale, but that is just not true. Yes, photography is fun, motivating, inspiring and fulfilling most of the time, but often can be frustrating. This is due to the fact that no matter how good you are, there are many things that are out of your control. For one, you can’t control the weather, nor you can do much about it if it goes bad. But this is just an…
  • 11 Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Photographers

    Sheen Watkins
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just a few days left before it’s December 25th. Hopefully all of your online, cyber, mall shopping is done and gifts are already under your tree. If you need a few more stocking stuffer items for photographers in your family, these last minute gift ideas will go directly to their camera bag for use throughout the year.

 These gifts are available at several online stores (Amazon.com, B&H and company direct too). If you’re running out of shipping time, these stocking stuffers will more than likely be available in your local camera retailer too.

 By the way, a few of…
  • 30 Awesome Photography Links to Dial Up Your Inspiration Quotient

    Toad Hollow Photography
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone.  This week’s list features a wide variety of topics and images, created by some of the best artists working in the field today.  We truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by João Lavinha Tutorials How To Shoot Motorcycles Using Only One Speedlight – this tutorial takes us through the intricate steps of…
  • 15 Outstanding Examples of Photographic Minimalism

    Jason D. Little
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Less is more. It has become a rather trite expression, but that doesn’t make it any less true. There are times when creative works benefit by being constructed from only the bare essentials, no extraneous stuff. No distractions. Minimalism, or the use of stripped-down design elements, is about, as comedian Bob Newhart once declared, “saying the most with the least.” It’s not always necessary to fill the frame in order to make an interesting photograph. To be sure, minimalism is wide open to interpretive flourishes; macro, negative space, and abstract photography can also be…
 
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    Nicolesy

  • Why I Canceled Exclusivity with iStock

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    If you have been following my work for the past several years, you are probably already aware that I have been very involved with microstock photography. In fact, getting started with microstock is what jump-started my career in photography and photo-education. Back in 2006 I started shooting stock to motivate myself and focus on learning more about digital photography, lighting, and post-processing. I joined a handful of sites to start, but quickly realized that iStock was my best bet. It didn’t take long before shooting stock would become my full-time job, resulting in it also…
  • Lightroom Quick Tip: The Painter Tool

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com One of my favorite features in Lightroom also seems to be one that is typically under-appreciated. Have you ever noticed that little paint-can icon in the toolbar below your photos in the Library module? This feature, in my opinion, is one of the single most powerful tools in Lightroom, especially if you are an organization freak (like me). In a nutshell, the “Painter” tool allows you to quickly apply settings to photos with one click (metadata, keywords, presets, and more). It’s great when you are scanning your photos…
  • Ten Gifts for Photographers Under $100

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:59 pm
    The holidays are upon us, but there’s nothing like some last-minute shopping to get the blood pumping! If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the photographer in your life, or just want to pick something up for yourself, then click here to head over to Photofocus to read my list of ten gifts that each cost less than $100. Read the article over on Photofocus. Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post Ten Gifts for Photographers Under $100 appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • My 10 Favorite Filters in onOne’s Perfect Effects 9

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. One of the things I love about Perfect Effects inside of the new onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is the ability to stack more than one filter, blend them together, and ultimately create my very own unique combination of effects. Their new slogan says it all: Your Photo. Your Look. And it couldn’t be more true. This software gives each of use the ability to completely customize the processing from start to finish. Because I’ve been using onOne’s products for several years, I have found myself gravitating to some of the same…
  • Don’t Ignore the Ordinary

    Nicole S. Young
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus. Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic natural formation, such as Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, or a particular event or classic scene, it’s always good to come home with your own version of those sought-after photographs. While theses photographs are great, it can be easy to have blinders on to everything else. Just because you are in a National park to photograph a handful of major landmarks does not mean…
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  • 12 Days of Christmas photo competition coming soon

    laurenscott
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:07 am
    WIN a one-year membership to lynda.com and learn something new every day To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we’re giving you the chance to win 1 of 12  annual memberships to lynda.com – each worth nearly £300!  This gives you premium unrestricted access to more than 3,000 courses covering popular subjects from imaging and photography to web design and management. You will be able to watch and download almost 500 photography courses and more than 20,000 video tutorials. Traditionally, the 12 days of Christmas fall from Christmas day to 5th January, so each of these days…
  • Expose for snow

    laurenscott
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:09 am
    Photographing snow can be a challenge, as the camera will automatically compensate for bright scenes, but you you can overcome this with some clever metering methods.   1. Meter midtones. Use manual and set the metering mode to Spot. Look for a midtone and adjust your aperture and shutter speed until the Exposure Level Indicator is set to 0. 2. Use exposure lock. Set Aperture Priority mode when shooting rapidly changing light conditions, retaining control by locking the meter readings using the AE Lock button.   3. Check the exposure. Use Exposure Compensation to avoid…
  • Stay sharp in every shot with DP156

    philippagrafton
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    In issue 156 of Digital Photographer, which goes on sale today, we have a fantastic in-depth guide to shooting sharp shots every time. Take a look below for a sneak peak of our feature, which covers tips for focusing on wildlife, working with hyperfocal focusing and how to focus stack for front-to-back sharpness.   1. Focus on wildlife Sea eagle in flight by Alan Hewitt Wildlife photographer Alan Hewitt gives his advice on keeping your images sharp while photographing wildlife, including understanding your subject at the environment as well as tips for perfecting your shooting…
  • The Phoenix & The Serpent by Ollie Taylor

    laurenscott
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    The Phoenix & The Serpent by Ollie Taylor has been awarded the title of star image on the DP website this week. It was taken at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, UK, using 21 images stitched together at 3 different degree angles using a panoramic head. We love the vibrancy of this starscape, and the clever stitching that’s taken place in post-processing. Well done, Ollie! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to the Digital Photographer gallery.  You can create your own gallery profile by registering online with…
  • The Power of Photography

    laurenscott
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    Since its inception, photography has been a way to inspire others, and to send a strong message. PhotoVoice is a charity based in the UK that uses photography to bring about positive social change, and they believe in a world in which nobody is denied the right to speak out and be heard. CEO of the charity, Tom Elkins told us why he thinks photography is such a powerful medium to inspire change. “Photography is accessible and immediate, both for those who are taking photographs, and also for those who are viewing them. This makes it a really powerful way to convey a lot of information,…
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Gift Idea: Photography Tutorials!

    Lauren Lim
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Got a photography lover in your life? Give them the gift of a knowledge! It never goes out of style, and there are no batteries required. ;) All of our 11 photography tutorials can be purchased as a gift code, making it super fast and easy for you to give a present that will be sure to get a big high five! Just click here to head to our gift code page where you can get all the details on how to get and give your gift code, and choose the tutorial that your lucky shutterbug will love. There’s something there for any level of photographer. So head on over, check it out, and don’t…
  • Congrats to the Black Friday Giveaway Winners!

    Lauren Lim
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Their names have been up on the giveaway page for a while now, but we wanted to take a quick moment here to congratulate our winners in our Black Friday Giveaway! The Grand Prize went to Eddie M. and he’s enjoying his new Sony a5100 camera! Second Prize went to Shelby B. and we hope she has a blast with her new GoPro Hero! And Third Prize went to Melody B. and she’s putting her Fuji Instax to good use and taking adorable shots of her family! A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway and grabbed a tutorial for a sweet deal! We hope you have a wonderful…
  • Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

    Lauren Lim
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Making money as a photographer can be a struggle. And a significant challenge to making an income out of your images is simply not knowing where to start. So today we’re sharing this gorgeous infographic with you, as inspiration. There are a lot of ways you can make money as a photographer – probably a lot more than you ever thought. (Did you know that “scientific photographer” is a career?? We didn’t!). This list is the result of our research and brainstorming, and, as thorough as we tried to be, we’re certain there are even more. But these will give you a…
  • Win a Fujifilm Instax 210 Camera!

    Lauren Lim
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    WOOHOO! We’re giving away an awesome camera! ***UPDATE: This giveaway is now over. Thank you to all who entered! ****** But first I’d like to tell you a little story about this camera… So the other day we pulled out one of our absolute most favourite cameras. It’s come with us as far as the Peruvian Amazon, and as close as on our wedding and portrait shoots. It’s given us some of our most magical moments. And now we’re using it to introduce our 2-year-old son to the amazingness that is photography. (No surprise, he’s totally obsessed with it). But…
  • Introducing The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera, and Our Recommended Photography Equipment!

    Lauren Lim
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Whew! That’s a long title, but it’s because we’ve been working for a long (long) time to get these two free new resources launched! See, we’ve realized that finding camera gear that suits your needs can be tough. Really tough. So we wanted to help! And today we’re super excited to announce the release of two pages designed to help you find the right gear… In The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera you’ll find all the information you need to decide what kind of gear is right for you – including the differences between types of cameras, what…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Spotlight: Hong Kong Photobooks Selection

    IPA
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:55 am
    Spotlight: Hong Kong Photobooks Selection at the IPA Photobooks Show Selection of Hong Kong Photobooks exhibited at the IPA Photobooks Show 2014 held at Angkor Photo Festival. List selected by Dustim Shum, Salt Yard. Click on titles for link and more info to availability of books online. 1) finale – Karl Chiu (2005) Published by Barbeque Publications It’s hard […]Related Posts:Photo Essay: BLOCKS, by Dustin ShumHong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular…Hong Kong Photo Book Awards – Call For SubmissionsIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013…
  • Curatorial Note: We Are Farmers Exhibition, by Ore Huiying

    Kevin WY Lee
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Huiying's 'We Are Farmers' is indeed a peep into the little known lives of one of Singapore's few remaining farming families. One may also see it as a small epic of founding generations and legacies, as embodied by Huiying's Grandma, the reluctant protagonist.Related Posts:Getting Personal – 8 Photo Essays on Family in AsiaPhoto Essay: Xayabouri Dam, by Ore HuiyingPLUG & PLAY 3 @ IPA Gallery: Female…Photo Essay: Bay Of Dreams, by Kevin WY LeeMoST Artists explores FAMILY ties in Bangkok, Thailand(Visited 75 times, 77 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir, by Paul Yeung

    IPA
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Following my concern on collective behavior of common people, I direct my camera lens to the group possessing power: The Police. Honghongers like to call policemen as “Ah Sir” and policewomen as “Madam”. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Royal Malaysia Police, by Eiffel ChongPhoto Essay: Life Between Signals, by Sailendra KharelPhoto Essay: Punks in the Police Camp School, by Chaideer…IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Showcase: Street Photo Thailand Collective(Visited 1,535 times, 1,541 visits today)
  • Journeys by IPA Workshop Alumni: River Moon, by Dương Hài Cốt

    IPA
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    We spotlight some new work produced by members of the IPA Workshop Alumni, each exploring their new journey in photography. River Moon is a series by Vietnamese photographer Dương Hài Cốt.Related Posts:Young Photographers and their first Projects in VietnamSpotlight: Journeys by IPA Workshop AlumniBefore Tết – Street Photography in Hanoi from the IPA…Join us for IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI, Vietnam | 16th – 19th…Photographer Spotlight: Hai Thanh, Vietnam(Visited 223 times, 223 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Innocent, by Zhang Lijie

    IPA
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    According to international statistics, about eight to fifteen out of a thousand people are autistic, but the numbers are rising. There are more than one million autistic children in China. Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Rare, by Zhang LijiePhotobook: Midnight Tweedle, Zhang LijiePhoto Essay: Sichuan Orphans: Five years on, by Sam WongReflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, ChinaJourneys by IPA Workshop Alumni: Hannah Reyes + Peera…(Visited 467 times, 467 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • James Brandon Black Friday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:07 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. The James Brandon Black Friday deal is now live over at http://rdavispho.to/jamesbrandonblackfriday2014 which takes you right to his store. No coupons are needed – the discounted prices are right there on the items! For the next five days you can get 50% off everything in the store – Video courses, eBooks, Lightroom presets and more! The post James Brandon Black Friday Deal! appeared first on Richard Davis…
  • onOne Software Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:18 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. onOne Software have announced their Black Friday – Cyber Monday deals are now live. Get up to 50% off most of their products! Check it out at http://rdavispho.to/ononeblackfriday2014. You don’t need a coupon code. Just follow the links and the discount is automatically given at checkout. The post onOne Software Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal! appeared first on Richard Davis Photography.
  • Topaz Collection Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    26 Nov 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.It’s that time of year again in the United States – Black Friday Deal Time! Legend has it that traditionally in the United States retail stores would run at a loss, or be ‘in the red’, for most of the year and that the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday is when they would finally cross over to making a profit, or be ‘in the black’ and hence the term, ‘Black Friday’. To encourage…
  • onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is almost here!

    Richard Davis
    12 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Hey everyone, here in the northern hemisphere we’re into Fall. But it’s not just the leaves that are falling from the trees, being Fall it’s that time of year when we’ve come to expect onOne Software to drop a new version of their popular Perfect Photo Suite. And true to form, in a few weeks, onOne Software will drop Perfect Photo Suite 9 on us. If you head over to onOne software now you can pre-order either the full install or an upgrade if you already have a prior version. onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 can be used either as a stand alone full featured photo editor or…
  • Lady be Good – Day 3, April 7, 1943

    Richard Davis
    28 Jun 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.Continuing with my sequence of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good, having baled out early in the morning of April 5, 1943, eight of the nine member crew were attempting to walk back to their base at Soluch, unaware they had baled out around 400 miles away. Toner’s Diary: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 1943 Same routine, every one getting weak, can’t get very far, prayers all the time, again P.M. very warm, hell.
 
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Simple Clicks – Joey

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

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

    Brent Pennington
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In what will most likely be my final outdoor photo shoot before the snow flies this year, I’m thrilled to present Chelsea the harpist! Even being musically-limited myself, I must know a half-dozen guitar players, at least a couple of drummers, and a few keyboarders.  But Chelsea was the first harpist I’ve ever met, and […]
  • Simple Clicks – Mandy @ the Bonfire

    Brent Pennington
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    By next week I’ll be ready to share all the Bonfire photos, but in the meantime here’s a Simple Click of my sweetheart and bride-to-be from that evening!
  • 24 Hours of Art 2014

    Brent Pennington
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    This past August I was privileged to join The Vintage to document their annual “24 Hours of Art” event, which brings together a large number of community artists to celebrate and share their craft non-stop from noon on Saturday through to noon on Sunday.  This year the arts community was well-represented by a wide range […]
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    My Photo Blog

  • Early Photography and Photojournalism

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

  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, December 19, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #43SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #43…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, December 18, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, December 18, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #100SILK ROAD #100:  First and foremost, please forgive the odd #color spectrum that looks like pink/blue circles in the water of this #photograph. They are called #NewtonRings, and they occur because…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, December 17,…
 
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • 6 Hacks for Amazing Black & White Photographs

    Digital Photography
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    For some black and white photography is a romantic reminder of the bygone days. For others it is very much alive. For many of you reading this, black and white photography was the original medium of expression, powerful shades of grey that captured life as we know it. There is a bit of nostalgia involved […]
  • Photo Editing Workflow Tutorial

    Usnea Lebendig
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    If you’ve been practicing photography for a while now, you’ve probably developed some system for post-processing your images. Of course, it’s always great to get the shot perfect in-camera, but since that doesn’t always happen, having a straightforward, streamlined post-processing workflow can save both time and headaches.  The exact workflow process will vary from photographer […]
  • Flashback to the 80’s: A Timewarp Like No Other

    Digital Photography
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Malls in the 80’s were the epicenter of American culture. A social gathering place as much as a vehicle for shopping, people flocked to the mall for music, fashion, food, and people watching. Photographer Michael Galinsky has uncovered his own personal wormhole to this unique time in our country. It was the height of consumerism in […]
  • Top 5 Photo Editing Tools (Absolutely Free)

    Usnea Lebendig
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    These days, even the most basic digital cameras can produce great photos – ones you feel happy instantly sharing. Yet once in while you might also need to tweak something – remove red-eye, correct the white balance, crop and/or level the horizon. Adobe Photoshop still remains, of course, the gold standard for editing programs, but […]
  • Top Camera Black Friday Deals

    Usnea Lebendig
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
      If you’re wondering where the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday DSLR camera sales are, check out the following links.  Standards like B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon, and BestBuy are all offering their holiday finest, and even Sigma’s getting into the picture with a sale on their third-party lenses (available at participating retailers).  And, as seems to […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Harold Feinstein Teaser :: Is Photography Art?

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Well its been a big week. I've been in Boston working with Harold Feinstein on what turned out to be almost 4 hours of video interviews with this amazing photographer. We're quickly turning this into a retrospective documentary on Harold Feinstein's life and work. He's an amazing man who's had one of the most amazing careers a photographer could ask for spanning nearly 70 years. Today I'm going to give you a teaser just so you have an idea of how cool this project is going to be when its done. On one of the days I was interviewing Harold, the news broke of Peter Lik's photograph that sold for…
  • My Travel Rig :: Video Gear, Cameras and Lighting

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    By the time you're seeing this - I've been on location in Boston doing the new video documentary. I made this video to document what all I have in my travel rig. Breakdown as follows: Cameras - Sony FS100 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/ez6c Canon 5D Mk III :: http://theartofphotography.tv/fiwn Sony NEX 6 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/jpcw Sony NEX 5 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/33fw Audio - Tascam DR-60D :: http://theartofphotography.tv/l7j7 Sony PCM D50 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/pgg1 Sony Lav Mic - ECM 77b :: http://theartofphotography.tv/olzs Lighting - 2x Ikan IB500 LED…
  • Ferrania Package!

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/announcement-finally http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes A quick update as I'm heading out the door to go to Boston. I got an awesome package from Ferrania in the mail today! Anne and Dave were nice enough to send me one of the new effe t-shirts and a stack of cards - really cool! You can get them yourself if you'd like - check out their website: http://www.filmferrania.it/store/ A few other mini documentaries I've made in the past: Jim Hodges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIdx_cHxrSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFOctOzyY2M…
  • Harold Feinstein

    6 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Harold Feinstein represents one of the great American street photographers of the 20th Century. With a career that's now spanned over almost 70 years, Harold is probably best known for his images of Coney Island. In this video we'll take a look at a life of Harold's work and his importance in the history of photography. And even better - I'll be flying up to Boston next week to spend several days with Harold as we make our first documentary film! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to see behind the scenes updates! http://instagram.com/tedforbes http://twitter.com/tedforbes…
  • Book Giveaways and An Announcement Finally!

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/announcement-finally http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Quick video today - remember to enter the Twitter book giveaway! Our current theme is botanicals. Submit on Twitter using hashtag #AOPBG Also I'll be flying to Boston this week to start a film on Harold Feinstein! This has been months in the making and I'm really excited to share this with you finally!!!
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    Picaspot.com

  • Saguaro National Park

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    On the west side of Tucson just outside Old Tucson Studios
  • Vyborg Castle

    27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In front of the center of Vyborg you can't mis it
  • Vyborg Castle

    27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In front of the center of Vyborg you can't mis it
  • Budapest

    20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    Picture is taken on a boad trip on Donau
  • Christina Lake

    20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In British columbia, a small village Christina, drive north thru Castlegear, you find the spot when the road turns left, you will have a parkingplace on the left side of the road
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • 52 Reason to Love Photography | I Love Photography | Ep. 43 | Dec. 18, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    It’s our annual recap of Reasons to Love Photography! We pick some of our favorites from our list of 52. Download the podcast Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:17 Johnny Nguyen’s Photo of Devonte Hart 3:28 The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed 5:28 Joana Toro Photographs Costumed Characters in Times Square 8:02 Sofie Amalie Klougart Photographs Romance Tourism 10:50 Sandro Miller…
  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Blackpool pipeline #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    A follow up to my previous image. Shot from a different angle, with Si Longworth wandering around in the background. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.32pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.0 1/120 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • Blackpool pipeline #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Here's another shot from my wander around Blackpool beach the other afternoon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.26pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/210 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none very minor
  • untitled #177

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    I could watch the sea for a very long time. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.47pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/8 1/160 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 2x1
  • a shaded beach

    djn1@chromasia.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    I still have a couple of (pseudo) 'little planets' to post but I thought I'd put this one up first. As you'll see if you take a look at the original I didn't quite nail it in one shot, but I'm happy with the final result. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.19pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/8 1/120 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no (but 2 images combined)
  • Dubai little planet #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.
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    The New Camera

  • Tamron SP 15-30mm Lens Price and Sample Images

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    Finally we have pricing and availability information of the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) lens, the lens price is approx ¥140,000 / $1,178, the shipping of the lens is expected to start from Dec 25th, 2015. Major features of the lens Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22 XGM and LD Glass Elements Vibration Compensation eBAND and BBAR Continue reading Tamron SP 15-30mm Lens Price and Sample ImagesRelated Posts:New Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 Di VC USDTamron SP 150-600mm available In US from January 17, 2014Tamron Announces SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 VC USD LensTamron New Lenses Announced –…
  • Nikon COOLPIX A Available at $399

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
      The Nikon coolpix A Available at $399 only till the stock left. Nikon coolpix A in black color is already out of stock… It’s really a great deal to buy a APS-C sensor based compact camera at $399 only. Click here to see the deal page Related Posts:Nikon COOLPIX A and P330 is Coming SoonNikon Coolpix A at DxO LabNikon Coolpix A Successor Coming in Q1 of 2015Nikon COOLPIX A Available for pre-order at AmazonNikon Coolpix A Successor Coming in September 2014
  • Olympus E-M5 II Surfaced at Taiwan

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    Olympus E-M5 II spotted at Taiwan’s Nccmember.ncc.gov.tw site, the camera is expected to feature 16 Megapixel M4/3 sensor, the camera will also feature 5-axis image stabilization system and will also create 50 Megapixels files (already discussed here), but unfortunately the upcoming camera will not feature 4K recording video, the announcement is expected on the first Continue reading Olympus E-M5 II Surfaced at TaiwanRelated Posts:Olympus E-M6 has PDAF SensorOlympus E-M5 Successor to Feature High Resolution SensorOlympus E-M6 Coming SoonOlympus E-M6 to Capture 40 Megapixel ImagesNew Olympus…
  • Confirmed Canon Megapixel Monster Coming

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web and it’s almost confirmed that Canon will going to announce a Megapixel monster in 2015, the camera will feature a 50 or 46 Megapixel Full frame sensor possibly developed by Sony. The name and exact announcement date is not known yet but the upcoming camera body is Continue reading Confirmed Canon Megapixel Monster ComingRelated Posts:Canon Camera Coming on 2014Canon Megapixel Monster Coming SoonCanon 3D / A1 Coming on Q4 of 2014Canon Megapixel Monster Coming in 2014Canon Megapixel Monster Coming in 2015
  • Panasonic Entry Level 4K Mirrorless Camera Coming at CES 2015

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    According to the latest rumors Panasonic will going to announce a entry level mirrorless camera with a option to record 4K video, the affordable camera may be announced at CP+ show 2015,  but we don’t any confirmation about the specification or the arrival date of the camera yet. The other entry level camera that also rumored Continue reading Panasonic Entry Level 4K Mirrorless Camera Coming at CES 2015Related Posts:Fuji X-M2 or X-A2 Coming in Q1 of 2015Canon New Products Coming SoonNikon Camera Coming in 2015Fuji Mirrorless Camera Coming in June 2013Fujifilm Entry Level Mirrorless…
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • BRIDGES Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Our new contest is designed to connect two years: it begins in 2014 and ends in 2015. It is a bit like a bridge that connects the two banks of the river. Submit your photos of the beautiful, funny, unusual, or other interesting bridges to the contest. The winner gets a really cool prize – […]
  • Your Favourite – Photo Contest December 2014

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Share your favorite images before December 31th, 2014, Send us your images related to “Favorite images ” Theme. The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Winners will be featured at the Aperture Light Website. The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Eligibility: 18+ Free to Enter Prizes: Winner Will […]
  • Photo of the Year contest 2014 – 2015

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This year we are excited to welcome Outdoor Project as our new organizing partner. As last year’s Professional Category sponsor, Outdoor Project will work with Friends of Outdoor School to run the contest. Their passion for promoting environmental education and using inspiring photography to get people outside is the perfect fit. The contest closes February […]
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. There is a major […]
  • World Press Photo 2015

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions. All […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Baby Grows Up Too Fast

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

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

    Montana
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    They say good things do not last long, but one of the best things in my life has sure lasted for more than 10 years now. So yeah, my name is Montana Smith and I was only 15 years old when a cute little present from my father, in the form of a classic Nikon camera changed my life inexplicably. Some people take tens of years to find what their real (professional) passion is, some others never actually find it – luckily, it only took me halfway through my teens to know what I actually wanted to do in life, though I was naturally sceptic at first due to my young age. Having been raised in…
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Genevieve and family photo session at Royal Roads

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

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

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

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

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Over the last few weeks myself and my wife, Seana, have been working very hard at creating a space for an indoor studio in our garage and we are finally there, ready to open the door to everyone to help preserve your special memories. And what better time then a themed Christmas themed shoot?! We are offering 20 minute sessions for your family from now until Dec. 24th. What do you get? 20 minute session for up to 3 people (contact us if you have more) 5 high resolution digital images. You can do what you want with them. Print them, email them, share them and love them Your photos will be sent…
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Comment bien préparer son sac photo

    Celine Manceron
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Au cours du mois de décembre, nous avons organisé, Guillaume et moi, 3 conférences en ligne et totalement gratuites afin de vous aider dans la réalisation de vos photos des fêtes de fin d’année. La première concernait le sac photo, et la composition du sac photo. Suite à de nombreuses demandes de votre part (des personnes présentes et absentes), nous avons enregistré la session, et nous vous la mettons à disposition ! Vous pouvez donc dès maintenant, voir et revoir tous nos conseils sur préparer un sac photo.  En synthèse, ce qu’il y a à retenir dans la composition…
  • Observez le monde qui vous entoure

    Celine Manceron
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Savez vous que vous n’avez pas besoin de faire 3 000km pour prendre des photos ? Savez vous également que vous n’avez pas besoin de planifier une journée « photo » pour en faire ? On oublie trop souvent, en tant que photographe, qu’on peut faire de la photo tout le temps, et partout ! Et surtout, dès qu’on sort de chez soit (bon, même en restant chez soit). Le matin, quand vous prenez le métro, le vélo (attention tout de même), le tram, le train… Dès que vous faites un pas dans la rue, vous pouvez vous trouver nez à nez…
  • Faîtes des photos de touriste

    Celine Manceron
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    Je me connais, j’ai un gros défaut… Je ne sais pas faire des photos de touriste. Donc quand on part en vacances, en voyage, je vais toujours chercher à faire les photos en vue d’un livre photo, d’un reportage sur Photopassion, ou d’une publication sur mon site, mais j’oublie souvent le côté souvenir, et photo de touriste… et c’est un tord. Car, oui, les photos artistiques, c’est bien pour son book ! Les reportages également ! Mais garder également des photos des personnes avec qui on a partagé ces moments, de notre famille,…
  • Pensez au papier !

    Celine Manceron
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    On ne va pas parler photo, ou appareil photo aujourd’hui… ou très peu… Mais, ne vous inquiétez pas, on va bien rester dans la monde de la photo. Malheureusement aujourd’hui, on fait un peu trop confiance en nos ordinateurs / smartphones… Résultat des courses, tout notre répertoire de contact est sur notre téléphone… Mais aussi nos mails, nos adresses… Le problème, c’est qu’est ce qu’il se passe quand vous n’avez plus de batterie ? quand vous n’avez plus accès à la 3G/4G ? ou si on vous vole tout simplement votre…
  • Cachez votre matériel photo

    Celine Manceron
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    L’inconvénient avec la photo, et avec les réflex.hybrides, c’est que le matériel est incombrant… et donc qu’il est voyant. Résultat des courses, on attire vite les voleurs ! Pendant les prises de vue :  Pendant les prises de vue, on a notre matériel autour du cou, ou attachez à une lanière, ou harnais… Le problème, c’est que sur les lanières des marques, il est inscrit en gros la marque, et le nom de l’appareil photo ! Bref, on peut difficilement faire plus discret. Pour ne pas attirer l’attention des voleurs, je vous conseille déjà…
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    Stay Focused

  • Flying Museums

    Arnie Lee
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Warbirds up Close For more than a 15 years in one of my previous careers, our company was immersed in the world of flight simulation. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was attend the many aviation air shows and events. Yearly we would trek to Florida, California, New York and Wisconsin to name a few place where we could see and touch a multitude of flying machines. My favorite time was to stroll along side the many historic aircraft from World War II. Here’s an up close look at of some of the warbird aircraft that we eagerly visited but from a slightly different viewpoint than…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014

    Arnie Lee
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    When October comes around, I usually journey back to the stomping grounds of my youth, New York City. I’m always anxious to attend the PhotoPlus Expo at Jacob Javits Center. This year it was held from October 30th through November 1st. More than 21,000 professional and enthusiasts flocked to Javits to see this year’s expo. on floor seminar from Sony on floor seminar from Canon PhotoPlus combines photo education classes and a large exposition. There are about 80 classes and seminars covering diverse topics such as techniques for posing, lighting, composition, movie making, sound…
  • This Morning’s Western Sky

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
      Mother Nature often stages wondrous events for us to see. One of these arrived today. Those of us who arose early on this crisp Michigan morning had a perfectly clear sky to witness a full lunar eclipse. I peeked out my bedroom window and against a dark, black backdrop viewed a single bright orb slowly become a silhouette behind the earth’s shadow. To get an better look, free of trees and leaves, I headed to my office a few blocks away to take in the magic show from an unobstructed balcony. Once there, I grabbed a camera, a long lens and a tripod. Here’s the lovely scene…
  • Am I Equipped Right?

    Arnie Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Like many other dedicated photographers, I’ve somehow accumulated a sizable stash of photo equipment over the years. I’ve also gained a lot of experience knowing what equipment I’ll need for a particular type of shooting. My last two assignments were a combination of travel and outdoor shoots. My aging back and wobbly knees beg me to travel as lightly as possible for two reasons: a) to minimize the size and weight of the load that I carry and b) to reduce the amount of time I need to get ready for any given shot. Since I don’t like carrying camera bags or backpacks, I…
  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Bowditch Point Park Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
      Fort Myers Engagement Photographers   Nothing short of AMAZING!   posted 2014-12-15 When I started looking for photographers to take our engagement photos Scott Kelsey Photography was one of the first ones I looked at and kept going back time and time again. After I contacted them, I received a super prompt and thorough response; I knew I found the photographers for us! They were extremely helpful in deciding where to shoot, what time, how many outfits, and many other details! They even made a shared Pinterest board of some types of poses I wanted to capture during our shoot.
  • Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island

    Linsey Kelsey
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    October brings magical sunsets to Sanibel Island, Florida. The sky was painted yellow, orange, and pink which reflected off the water, filling the scene with warm luminous light—Perfect for a beachfront ceremony. The ceremony was located at the old Florida Island Inn Resort on Sanilbel Island. Sanibel Island Wedding Photographers | Scott Kelsey Photography The post Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Wedding Reception Table Details

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The post Wedding Reception Table Details appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Fort Myers Beach Engagement Please read this wonderful review that Sam sent us on instagram… The post Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The post Naples Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • My New and Exciting Photography

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

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Following are some of my favorite Holiday music videos. You’ll find the entire spectrum from traditional to shall we say, unique. I hope you enjoy them. There are two new performers this year whose music really brightens up my Holidays. The first is Lindsey Sterling, an amazing hip-hop violinist with some great moves. Listen to her perform Celtic Carol, What Child Is This and Silent Night. The other performer is Pentatonix, an acappella group whose voices blend beautifully. List to their versions of Carol Of The Bells and That’s Christmas To Me. I’ve always been a big fan of…
  • Get December’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    My December wallpaper is ready for you. It’s a picture of Sedona, Arizona after a snow storm. It’s not uncommon for the snow to melt by noon the day after a storm. Get your copy at http://www.JeffColburn.com Have Fun, Jeff
  • How to survive as a professional photographer

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Times have never been harder for professional photographers. They are being attacked on several fronts. The main assault is from: Camera manufacturers – They are making better camera bodies, with more bells and whistles, cheaper every day. I just wish they would make the pro-lenses less expensive. Digital – When an industry goes digital it get eviscerated. Look at the record, movie and TV industries. They still don’t know how to make money on the digital frontier. Amateurs – Those wonderfully talented photographers that shoot for fun. They don’t care if you pay…
  • How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Most of my photography is done outdoors, and living in Arizona gives me some great shooting opportunities. However, northern Arizona has one drawback, wind. It’s windy here, a lot. I went out to shoot aspens changing color recently in the Flagstaff area, but when I arrived there were constant 40 MPH winds with 50 MPH gusts. The leaves were really dancing, which is not what I wanted. I’m used to this in northern Arizona. I don’t like it, but I’m used to it. I’ve checked webcams on the afternoon before going to shoot changing colors, and everything was beautiful.
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Cloud Sculptures

    Michael Frye
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Cloud formations, approaching storm, Mariposa, ThursdayIt was windy last Thursday as the big storm was approaching. Walking from my office toward the house I noticed some unusual clouds to the southwest. I didn’t make it to the house; I grabbed my camera bag and tripod, climbed the small hill behind my office, and spent the next half hour photographing clouds. The clouds overhead were dark, but I could see clear skies to the southwest. The light from that clear patch created a beautiful golden glow on the underside of the clouds, as if it were sunset, even though it was just past noon.
  • Finding Rhythm

    Michael Frye
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Curious deer, YosemiteWe all know that music has rhythm. Speech has rhythm too: the cadence of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs gives language its order and structure, and makes it easier to understand. We don’t usually think of photographs as having rhythm, but they do – or, at least, good ones do. Most effective photographs have some kind of repetition, a pattern that helps give the image cohesion and rhythm. The tenth issue of Photograph digital magazine just came out, and it includes an article of mine called “Finding Rhythm.” I’ve been thinking a lot about…
  • Another Storm on the Way

    Michael Frye
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Clearing storm from Tunnel View, January 2012A powerful storm is forecast to reach California soon. It could be the strongest storm here since 2008, with lots of rain, high-elevation snow, and potentially damaging winds. Yosemite could get two to three inches of rain, with a couple feet of snow above 8,000 feet. Areas further north could get even more. Meteorologists are talking about potential flooding in some places, and mudslides in burned areas. Is this the start of a wet winter? It’s too early to tell, but we’re certainly due for one. There are two more storms forecast for…
  • Moon Above Half Dome

    Michael Frye
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Moon rising above Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Thursday eveningLast Thursday evening the moon was due to rise in an interesting spot. I checked PhotoPills and The Photographer’s Ephemeris, and it looked like you’d see the nearly-full moon rise right over Half Dome if you were standing at Tunnel View. But I wasn’t sure the moon would be visible, as there were a lot of clouds. On Tuesday and Wednesday most of California had received a good soaking – the biggest storm the state has seen in two years. Yosemite Valley got about 1.4 inches of rain, and a foot or two of snow…
  • Moonbeams Over Yosemite Valley

    Michael Frye
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Moon setting on a misty night, El Capitan Meadow, YosemiteSunday night at around 11 o’clock I was, naturally, thinking about going to bed. But I decided to check the satellite images online to see if it might be worth getting up early. The skies had been overcast in the afternoon, with some light showers. Now the satellite images showed skies clearing. It occurred to me to check the moon. I knew the moon was waxing (getting closer to full every day), but wasn’t sure exactly what stage it was in. Looking at PhotoPills told me the moon was at 71% (about three-quarters full), and due…
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    Photography Bay

  • B&H Just Announced Free Next Day Delivery on Thousands of Items

    Eric Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Just in time for last minute shoppers, B&H just announced free next day delivery on thousands of products. Most cameras lenses and normal photo and video accessories qualify for the next day delivery. You can find the full list of gear here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Review: Kenu Stance iPhone 5/5s/6 Tripod

    Eric Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:49 pm
    The Kenu Stance is a compact tripod for any iPhone using the Lightning port, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  The Stance is small enough to easily fit into your pocket when folded up – about the size of a Wrigley’s 5-pack of gum. It has a small, plastic ball head with a male Lightning port adapter on top that inserts into your iPhone’s Lightning port. There’s also a bottle opener on one of the legs. If you want to position your iPhone vertically, you just unfold the legs and stand it up like a tripod. If you want to position your iPhone horizontally, the…
  • Up to $500 Off MacBook Pro Retina

    Eric Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:34 pm
    B&H has several MacBook Pro Retina models with instant rebates up to $500 off regular prices, and with free expedited shipping for delivery before Christmas. Check them out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Think Tank Photo Introduces Airport Helipak for Drones

    Eric Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Think Tank Photo has released the Airport Helipak, which is designed to carry a DJI Phantom or similar-sized quadcopter, along with the radio transmitter, GoPro cameras and other quadcopter accessories. Additionally, the bag has a dedicated compartment for a 15″ laptop. The Think Tank Photo Airport Helipak runs $239.75 and will ship in February 2015. Check it out here on Think Tank Photo’s website. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • One Day Left for Free Expedited Shipping on Photo Gear

    Eric Reagan
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There is just one day left to get free expedited shipping on tons of camera and photo gear gifts if you want them in time for Christmas. B&H has dozens of last minute gift ideas ranging from $5 to $500, which you can find here at B&H Photo. Also, most of the cameras and lenses at B&H also have free expedited shipping if you’ve waited until the last minute to pick up a bigger gift. You can find them here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
 
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Top TV Shows 2014: Mad Men

    Olivia Morley
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    TITLE: Original Film Title: MAD MEN. Spanish Title: MAD MEN. English Title: MAD MEN. Film Director: TIM HUNTER. Year: 2007. Stars: JON HAMM.. Original Film Title: MAD MEN. Spanish Title: MAD MEN. English Title: MAD MEN. Film Director: TIM HUNTER. Year: 2007. Stars: JON HAMM.. RELEASED: 2007. PEOPLE: JON HAMM;. DIRECTOR: TIM HUNTER;. AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS (AMC)/RADICAL MEDIA / Album/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: apaphotos527730 Jon Hamm fans everywhere are dreading the end of Mad Men. The critically acclaimed series is set to wrap up its final season in 2015. The…
  • Politics in Pictures: Harry Reid

    Olivia Morley
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    July 29, 2011 – Washington, District of Columbia, U.S. – During a press conference on Capitol Hill Friday. Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID (D-NV) said his budget legislation would increase the nation’s borrowing authority until March, 2013. He also said that he would not accept a short-term debt limit increase as Republicans are insisting. Pete Marovich/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaglobalfour037051 The US senator became the Senate Majority Leader in 2007. Soon, he’ll become the Senate Minority Leader, and next year, he’ll be up…
  • Hot Topics: Cuban Relations, Sony Hack, and Boston Bomber

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:38 pm
    A poll asking American’s if the U.S. should establish diplomatic relations with Cuba. Staff/TNS/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: krtgfxlive047317 President Obama shocked the US this week by announcing that he was working toward normalizing the United States’ relationship with Cuba, starting with a prisoner exchange. The Sony hackers threatened theaters and got Sony to cancel the premiere of its movie The Interview, and Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in court for a pre-trial hearing. See pictures related to these stories and more, then head back to Newscom where you…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Quvenzhané Wallis

    Annabelle Quinn
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Joined by her Annie co-star, Sandy, Quvenzhane, read the book aloud to NYC-area children. The book is written to entertain and educate children, focusing on what it means to be a responsible pet owner, including the importance of pets receiving regular preventive veterinary care. Quvenzhane, trend-setter of the puppy purse, even aspires to be a veterinarian one day! Jennifer Mitchell / Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotosfive642845 Over the past couple years Quvenzhané Wallis’s main accessory to award ceremonies and premieres has been a variety of…
  • December Red Carpet Images

    Annabelle Quinn
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    London, UK. Evangeline Lilly at World Premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ at Odeon Leicester Square, London on December 1st 2014. Keith Mayhew/Landmark Media. Landmark Media/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: lmphotos159510 There have been a lot of big blockbuster movie releases this December. Which means that there have been a lot of glamorous red carpet premieres. All of our favorite celebs have been photographed at these events, and we here at Newscom want to share a few with you. From Benedict Cumberbatch on the red carpet for The Hobbit: The…
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  • Going Mirrorless Covering Cyclocross Racing in Los Angeles

    Francis Specker
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    A lot of photographer talk about ditching their Canon or Nikon DSLRs for something lighter and compact like the new mirrorless cameras. When I ask them if they will, they usually say they are trying out one as a third camera, but not their main camera. The sports shooters have an even lower adoption rate of mirrorless tech, they need super fast focusing and specialty lenses. I have a different perspective. I started out shooting with manual focus lenses and a camera that maybe shot five frames a second. We covered pro sports for the wire services with black and white film a darkroom and an…
  • Fitness photos with model Adrienne Jordan

    Francis Specker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I spent a couple day on location around Los Angeles with Adrienne Jordan shooting fitness/life style photos. Adrienne is a travel writer and photographer and her work can be seen on her website: www.adriennejordan.com .
  • NYC Street Photography with the Sony A7

    Francis Specker
    10 May 2014 | 8:14 am
    Trying out the Sony A7 camera and the kit 28-70 lens on the streets of New York. Shot raw and then converted to black and white with Adobe DNG, Adobe Raw Converter, and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Divergent Star Shailene Woodley portrait

    Francis Specker
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Two looks, one high-key and one low-key, of actress Shailene  Woodley during a 10 minute photo session during a press junket for the film, "Divergent", at the Four Seasons Hotel on assignment for the New York Daily News. The typical press junket for a major motion picture is for the studio to rent out a block of suites at a nice hotel, usually the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can usually tell from a lot of photos if the photo was shot there as pieces of furniture or the same balcony view is used by the photographer. My standard procedure is to set up at least two different…
  • Greetings from the Met Costume Ball

    Francis Specker
    13 Jun 2013 | 6:44 pm
    Madonna Michelle Williams Nicki Minaj Kirstin Dunst Katie Holmes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Vivienne Westwood Jennifer Lawrence Gisele Bündchen Beyonce
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • What is a photograph ?

    pmelcher
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    As I was doing some research for a long-term project, I realized that as we look and take  photographs everyday, multiple times a day, we never really define what it is.  A dictionary definition of... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Fixing the copyright problem: The cost of Ego

    pmelcher
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    We cannot achieve anything significant by ourselves. As much as we would love to, it is impossible to succeed without the help of others. Yet, over and over, we try with the same predictable outcome.... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Elegance While Slipping

    Moose
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:20 am
    It was one of those magical mornings at Bosque when the night time temps went down for the count so at sunrise, it was a brisk 19 degrees. While the cranes and geese stay warm, the water does not and ice forms. Not thick enough to form around the birds but enough of a freeze to create a thin layer on the pond. So thin that bigger birds punch through and lighter birds walk on top. Thin over the deeper portions of the pond and thicker nearer the shallow portions. The cranes which slowly move from the main flock to wake up, socialize and then take off have to negotiate this ice field and while…
  • A Family Affair

    Moose
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    So love what Brent does with my images!
  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf622 – Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Wide Angels – And Some Qs And As

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Today Chris goes through a bunch of listener questions and feedback. Jonathan asks about deleting pictures in camera, Chris says he never deletes pictures in camera. Mark wants to know if it’s a good idea to switch from automatic mode … Continued The post tfttf622 – Three Hundred Seventy Thousand Wide Angels – And Some Qs And As appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today we’ll hear feedback about Ethiopia from Nina, Michael from Sydney helps Chris with his English (yes, he blanked out on “udder”) and John has a question about the legalities of street photography. Chris tries to find some answers on … Continued The post tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Chris tells about his Ethiopian adventure, about how divers the culture, history, people and landscapes are, about how colorful this country is and how little tourism he encountered while traveling Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, the Danakil desert, the salt flats … Continued The post tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Chris will do some night sky photography in Ethiopia. In this episode he goes over how he prepares for that, what lenses he’ll bring and how he applies the “600 rule” to get the right shape of stars. This episode … Continued The post tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Even while he’s in Ethiopia, Chris finds time for a quick episode. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 72 days to go » Download the MP3 for this episode The post Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: NEC MultiSync PA322UHD 32” 3480 x 2160 Pro Photo/Video Editing Monitor

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    NEC PA322UHD-BK-SV 32" Widescreen LED BacklitColor Accurate IPS Monitor (Shown with SpectraView II) When I was a kid there were two ground breaking HBO specials by the comedian Eddie Murphy called Delirious and it’s sequel RAW. These were a uncensored stand up comedy programs like nothing anyone had ever seen on TV before (at that point). As a minor watching them when my parents were sleeping I found it to be rib cracking funny to watch and 30 years later I still quote numerous bits from these movies. Why am I telling you all of this? Well because my first thought when I first started…
  • Photography Holiday Gift Deals & Ideas 2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Here’s Christmas Deals Newsletter for this week (best deals of the year) and you can sign up for my deals newsletter to stay up on deals during the rest of the year when I don’t post them to the blog. Here’s more gift ideas for last minute shoppers: B&H Holiday Shopping Ideas - 2014 The best one day only deals can also be found via the B&H Deal Zone  This time of year I get lots of emails from spouses asking me what should they get for their photographer junkie who seems to have it all. Well, any photographer will tell you that there’s no way to have it all so there’s…
  • REVIEW: Canon 7D Mark II – Oh No, Not Again!

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    Canon 7D Mark II There’s a reason why you’ve never seen a Canon 7D review on this blog – I thought the sensor on that camera was complete garbage. Now, the 7D wasn’t all bad as it was a very nice camera body with the best AF system I had seen from Canon – at the time it had been released. However, I spent time doing my first bookshelf shots with that camera and was so underwhelmed by what I saw that I didn’t think it was worth losing sleep (during my 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM blogging hours back then) to write an article about it. To all my readers who purchased 7D’s, I apologize for…
  • Think Tank Photo Annual Holiday Deals - 2014

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Perception Backpacks Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems are now available.  The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15" laptop and a 10" tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits four to five more lenses or a large GoPro® kit. My 2nd Brain - 30% Off In…
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Glow (discount offer)

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    For years Nik Software was an innovation leader in photo editing, but ever since they were bought out by Google not much has changed. In that time Topaz Labs has really stepped forward with a fantastic line of products featuring outstanding innovation their newest products like Impression and now Glow. Like many Topaz products which offer unique effects not found by the other major products in the photo editing industry, Glow has some really cool things I haven’t seen before. In fact, I’d couldn’t replicate most of the filters manually in Photoshop as there seems to be some nice…
 
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  • Lady Blue

    Pamela Viola
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
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    Pamela Viola
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
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    Pamela Viola
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
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    Pamela Viola
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
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  • Heels Over Head

    Pamela Viola
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
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    PetaPixel

  • Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks about his process for creating images, from how he approaches photographing people on sidewalks with a Leica 35mm film rangefinder to his love of making photos with his hands in his darkroom. On his website, Wagner writes that his “love and true desire to capture his subject using traditional film is not solely based on the tangible textures and grains that’s visible in the final shot, but also the reality of shooting…
  • A Brief Comparison of Canon 400mm Lenses, Mark I Against Mark II

    Roger Cicala
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens, replacing the original version that’s had a very long, successful run. Not quite so much excitement was generated by the release of the 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. It too replaces a long running lens, but one that has been considered more of a niche lens. (I’ll admit, though, it’s been one of my favorite niches. I used the 400mm DO a lot over the years.) Most surprisingly, neither lens was released at a huge price increase. The new DO II…
  • Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 Billion

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    When Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April 2012, the world balked at the price. Instagram was only a 17-month-old company at the time that had just launched on Android, and there was no income on the horizon. Well, fast forward two years, and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg looks like a genius for making the deal: Instagram is estimated to be worth $35 billion now. The figure comes from a report released by Citigroup today. Using “conservative assumptions about growth and monetization,” analysts estimated that Instagram is…
  • This Photographer Transforms His Dog Into Different Animals Every Holiday Season

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Bristol, England-based photographer Peter Thorpe has a special treat for his clients every holiday season. For the past 20 years, he has sent hilarious promo Christmas cards featuring his dogs as different animals in elaborate handmade scenes. What’s interesting about Thorpe’s images is that, through the years, he has continued to create the scenes using sets and props rather than digital trickery in Photoshop. Here’s a collection of photos that have appeared on his cards over the years: As a bonus, here are some behind-the-scenes shots showing how elaborate the sets and…
  • Rumor: Nikon Will Soon Unveil a New 300mm f/4 VR Lightweight Telephoto Lens

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    Planning to purchase a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D lens? You might want to hold off for now: Nikon is rumored to have a replacement to that lens ready for a near-future launch. Nikon Rumors is hearing that Nikon will soon unveil its new (and long rumored) Nikkor AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 VR lens. It will reportedly feature nano and flourine coating on the glass, a “very lightweight” body, a minimum focusing distance of 1.4 meters, a 77mm filter size, and a tripod collar that’s sold separately from the lens. If price is a big factor, though, you might want to go for the current…
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons

    Nat Coalson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph (negative) made in Seville, Spain. Features white outlines of rectangles against a black background. A large teal, horizontal strip dominates the lower third of the composition. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Also available as handpainted, mixed media Original on canvas. Contact us for a custom quotation. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms

    Nat Coalson
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Zadar, Croatia features rich, saturated hues of red, magenta and purple, contrasting against deep blue and black. The slim, vertical orientation displays dynamic energy created by strong diagonal lines and rhythmic translucent bars. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Balloons

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph features soft circular shapes in yellow and turquoise. Fine art prints available in any size and any material. Contact us for pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Interplanetary Traveler

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Horizontal image features a rough white square set against a textured field of deep browns and blacks, with diagonal lines and studded with blue specks. Fine art reproductions are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Contact us for custom pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • Designer Spotlight: Kevin Grima, Harrison

    Nat Coalson
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    Kevin Grima, Harrison I recently had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the work of Kevin Grima, a lead interior designer with Harrison. I love his work on the interiors for the Windmill Hotel. (See more Windmill photos here.) Harrison is an international design firm headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. From the Harrison web site: “Established in 1990, Harrison has the critical mass, skills base and flexibility to develop highly individual and successful hospitality retail designs as well as international branded offers with a broad scale rollout programme. Yo! Sushi…
 
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  • Two Cacti

    david
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    rest stop, New Mexico – December 18, 2008
  • Arizona Highway

    david
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Out the moving-car window – December 18, 2008
  • Fireside Embers

    david
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cracker Barrel Restaurant, New Mexico – December 18, 2008
  • Foggy Arkansas Motel

    david
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Streetlight in fog, Interstate 30 – Benton, Arkansas – December 17, 2008 – 11:26 AM
  • Thorny Focus

    david
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thorny Focus – Backyard Rosebush – December 16, 2007 Here’s that rose bush again from another angle. Notice how the water droplet acts like a lens and brings background leaves into sharp focus. Droplets are cool! For those that have not seen the Sphere of Hydro Influence posted on June 10, here’s a direct link … http://www.MyDailyPhotograph.com/#sphere
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    The Right Blue

  • It's a Pipefish, but which Pipefish?

    BNS
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Unidentified Pipefish, Fukui Point, Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanNature photographers sometimes find it difficult to positively identify a creature they have photographed in the wild.  Certainly those of us who began taking pictures of critters in pre-Google days had (and still have) shelves full of reference books that we pored over, looking for photos or descriptions of animals we were trying to identify.  Nowadays, the task is made easier due to the wealth of online materials, searchable databases, and so on.  Still, many online photos are misidentified, so the…
  • Hold that pose, little crab!

    BNS
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yellowline Arrow Crab, getting situated on a spongeA Yellowline Arrow Crab strikes a poseby B. N. SullivanThis series of photos depicts a Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhyncus seticornis), a common Caribbean species.  With its distinctive pointy-headed spidery shape, bulging eyes, yellow knees and tiny purple claws, it is an interesting photo subject.  As we approached this individual, it skittered onto a bright orange sponge -- also quite photogenic.But crabs are not always the best photo models. In this instance, the crab first struggled to get situated on the sponge, as if it…
  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

    BNS
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis, barbatus), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMeet the Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).  Both the common and scientific names of this fish refer to the frilly, fleshy flaps of skin protruding from its chin.  (The Latin name "barbatus" translates to "bearded.")Like others in its family, Scorpaenidae, the Bearded Scorpionfish is an ambush predator.  Its strategy is to lie in wait for its prey to come swimming past at close range, and then to spring forth with its mouth wide open to engulf its meal in one big gulp.  In order to do this…
  • A Beautful, Fragile Bryozoan Colony

    BNS
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Macro photo of a Lace Bryozoan (Reteporelina denticulata)by B. N. SullivanThis beautiful marine organism is a colony of Lace Bryozoa (Reteporelina denticulata).  Despite their appearance, Bryozoans are neither a coral nor a plant.  Taxonomically, the Bryozoa form a phylum all their own.  Most of the more than 4,000 species of Bryozoans live in the sea.The name Bryozoa translates to "moss animal."  The individual animals that make up the colony are microscopic.  This species builds lacy calcareous structures of interconnected branches, made from the mineralized…
  • Basking Sea Turtles in Hawaii

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
 
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The H&H Color Lab Team Gives Back

    Forum Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    The tradition started many years ago with Patty Shaw and Dan Gallaher—getting H&H team members together after work and making blankets to donate to Project Warmth. For those of you who didn’t have the privilege of knowing Dan or Patty, they started this tradition of making blankets about six years ago.  They both passed away after battling cancer, but the tradition at H&H lives on in their honor! Thursday, December 4th after work, H&H team members gathered in the classroom for fun, fellowship and blanket making! There was no sewing involved—just cutting and tying. Along…
  • Plot a Plan for Prosperity in 2015

    Forum Admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    January – The beginning of the New Year is burgeoning with fresh opportunity (and one of the slower months for business). Now is the perfect time to put plans in place to step into 2015 with a sure foot. Here are 8 easy ideas to improve your photography business in 2015. What You Can Do Right Now! Call your clients. Extended families are getting together, so reach out to clients today and offer to shoot a special friend and family session. Who knows when the clan will be together again? Put some urgency in the mix, set a deadline to book the business, and deliver a small gift when they…
  • 25 Amazing Songs About Photography

    Forum Admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In Ghostbusters, they say to never cross the streams. When it comes to artistic expression though, every stream can be beautifully mixed together to push each medium forward. In this case, the arts of photography and music cross paths to bring words and pictures to life in our minds. Songs, like photographs, can transport you back in time to fond memories of growing up, or help you reflect on the life of a lost loved one. Or sometimes, they may just make you want to “shake it like a Polaroid picture.” Either way, when photography and music mix, we all win. Camera by Matt and Kim Camera by…
  • Here Comes the Sun: January Show Roundup

    Forum Admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The holiday hustle is in full swing, but at H&H Color Lab we’re gearing up for the bustle of a very busy conference season. With more than 20 shows, expositions, and conferences on the books, you’ll find us wherever you are … or where you’d rather be. And who wouldn’t want to be in Florida in January? Join us January 13-16 in Orlando at SPI, where the focus is The Art and Business of Photography. Jeff Gump, Ty and Shannon Fisher are presenting and we’re hosting a fabulous closing party, all at the Wyndham Disney Resort. Next, we head west to the Florida panhandle for SYNC 2015…
  • Five Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Blow Your Clients Away

    Forum Admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Thanksgiving is now behind us and with Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to hang a wreath on the front door and spread holiday cheer! This is also a perfect time of year to surprise your favorite clients with a little something special. After all, everyone loves a good surprise!   Here are 5 gift ideas that can be ordered from H&H Color Lab in a cinch and mailed out before Christmas. Metal Christmas Ornaments H&H Color Lab has an amazing selection of metal Christmas Ornaments that can be customized with your client’s images on one side and your studio logo on the other.
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Getting closer

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

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

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

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Quick Quotes: Bruce Barnbaum

    Howard G
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:36 am
    "For the photographer striving to be creative, the recognition of the vast difference between the scene in front of you and the photograph you can produce is the beginning of your transition from recording a scene photographically to expressing how you feel about a scene emotionally"Bruce BarnbaumIt has always been my feeling, and I know this is not an opinion held by everyone, that fine art photography is about transmitting what something felt like, not what it looked like.  That is why I never understand why someone would attest with bravado that their photo is 'straight out of…
  • Geometry II

    Howard G
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    A few months back, I posted a photo which I had made because of its dependence on simple lines and shapes as well as simple tonal contrasts.  In short, I was drawn to the fact that the image seemed to rely solely on geometry.  In the back of my mind, I have had the idea to do a series of these types of photographs.  In fact, some of the images are already taken and just waiting to be processed.This image represents the second one in my "Geometry" series.  Well, I guess if there are two then that definitely makes it is a series!  I will be…
  • Abstract

    Howard G
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    I love abstract images and wish I took the opportunity to make more of them, or at least process the ones that I have taken.  With that thought in mind, I went back to process one that I have been meaning to work on since I took it last summer. Of course, abstracts are not at all about what the actual object is but, rather, about what it makes you feel and think.  That said, I know that after I take a bit of time to 'take in' an abstract photo I often wonder what it really was a picture of....not because it affects the image in any way but just out of…
  • New eBook - Photographs And Poems

    Howard G
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    The Floral Forms eBook I am pleased to announce that I have recently completed another eBook! The Floral Forms eBook is a book of photographs and poetry that is a collaboration between myself and and writer/poet Michelle Levasseur. I 'met’ Michelle and discovered her poetry on Google Plus. She wrote poems to accompany her photographs. Her words added meaning to her images, peeling away their outer context and enhancing them. I was a fan of her poetry and she was a fan of my photography. We commented on each oth­er’s work. A collaboration seemed appropriate. One of the…
  • Old Truck In The Palouse

    Howard G
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    A photo for the weekend. This image is from my trip to the Palouse and brings back memories of a wonderful day spent with great people and terrific instructors.  The Palouse is not only about rolling hills and abstract landscapes.  It is also about old cars and trucks as well as wide open skies. An old truck in a 'car and truck graveyard' in The Palouse Copyright Howard Grill My webhost seems to be having trouble accepting blog comments from SOME Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. If you try to make a comment on this post and are unable to please feel free to send me the comment…
 
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Venice, Italy | Venice Wedding Photographer Marine Fonteyne

    ispwp
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:43 am
    Wedding Photographer: Marine Fonteyne, Venice, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Venice, Italy Wedding Date: August 28, 2014 Client Names: Gabriella Sinicco & Alexandre Parentes Real Wedding Description A fairy tale in Venice! Gabriella and Alex, a couple that I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph, carry such a rich baggage from so many different cultures that I call them the “Global Trotter’s Couple “. She’s Italo – Brazilian and he’s Greek-Swiss. A couple that is always interested in having new experiences, and when…
  • Real Wedding | Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois | Illinois Wedding Photographer Mark Romine

    ispwp
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    Wedding Photographer: Mark Romine, Illinois, Illinois Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois Reception Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois Wedding Date: July 26, 2014 Client Names: Liz and Lee Real Wedding Description Originally Liz and Lee had planned to have a lovely outside wedding on the terrace of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center building. But the weather decided not to cooperate and a torrential downpour began about fifteen minutes before the ceremony was to start. This was one of those, it rained ‘cats and dogs’ storms.
  • Barbara Zanon Wins 2 Silver Medals at IPA 2014

    Joe Milton
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    ISPWP Member Barbara Zanon Wins 2 Silver Medals at IPA 2014 Congratulations to ISPWP Member Barbara Zanon! A panel of high-level (some names: David Clarke, Tate, Susan Baraz, Stacy Baker of The New York Times, Alison Castle of Taschen, Phil Coomes editor at the BBC, Juan Curto of Camera Obscura, Ken Geiger and Todd James of National Geographic Rob Haggart, Kristina Hicks of Saatchi + Saatchi, Sofia Lahti, Liz Lapp, Frank Maresca, Lesley Martin of Aperture Foundation, Paul Moakley photo editors of TIME, Mick Moore of Britsh Journal of Photography, M.Norseng of Esquire, of C.Newman Telegraph…
  • ISPWP Fall 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Fall 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Fer Juaristi | Riviera Maya, Mexico 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 Winter 2014 contest.
  • ISPWP Member Spotlight – Ben B. Nguyen

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Seattle wedding photographer Ben B. Nguyen of Made Media Photography. Ben B. Nguyen Bio Hi my name is Ben B. Nguyen! Don’t you hate buying a CD and there’s only one song that you like on there? Well I’m a Seattle Wedding Photographer that treats every wedding as if I’m creating a great music album, one that you can listen to in a loop and never be tired of it. I pull in various forms of photography styles to artistically depict every bride and grooms special day. Combine that with a little creativity and amazing knack to make my…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Mamma Mia!

    Larry
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    OFF THE RECORD:  Mamma Mia! This one has been in the work for months!  I’ve been photographing Skyler her whole life and wanted to include her in the series, we just kept running into obstacles.  We couldn’t decide on a cover, then couldn’t locate the right dress.  Finally, the stars aligned and we were able to recreate the cover of the Mamma Mia broadway soundtrack.  The album itself isn’t super well-known, but the fact that the image has loomed over Times Square for so many years certainly inches it closer to iconic status. The Original The original album cover…
  • Off The Record: Wife Scratch Fever

    Larry
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    OTR- Nugent Style For this installment of the Off The Record Project, we are going all the way back to 1977 for the third album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Nugent.  Cat Scratch Fever was a big hit for Nugent, going multi-platinum.  His crazed look helped to make the album cover very memorable. The Original The original album actually has a wrap-around cover – with the cover image continuing on the back of the album- but more on that later. The photo was a very basic setup.  Just find a guy with crazy hair and an even crazier expression.  The simple grey background helps to…
  • Off The Record: Donnadele

    Larry
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Getting Modern Welcome back for another addition to the Off The Record Project.  We’ve been doing a bunch of older album covers lately.  This is probably due to the fact that the 80s produced so many iconic cover images.  For this one, however, we decided to get a little more modern, with an homage to Adele’s classic “21″ album cover.  Let’s take a look at how things unfolded…   The Original Adele’s “21″ cover is a great one for the project because it is very recognizable and it is a wonderful, old-school portrait.  A classic…
  • Off The Record: Mommy Crue

    Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Age of Glam Metal The 80s were know for a lot of things, but “heavy metal bands with big hair” would certainly be high on the list.  For this addition to the Off The Record Project, we decided to explore the work of one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s – Motley Crue. Released in 1983, the band’s second album “Shout at the Devil” made it all the way to #17 on the Billboard charts. The album cover, however, was even MORE memorable. When someone proposed the cover for my project, I knew it was one that had to be done! The Original The original Motley…
  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
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    David's Simple Photography

  • Best Deals on Photography Gadgets This 2014 Holiday Season

    David L. Tong
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    End of the year is the best time for photography equipment, and here are some of the best stocking stuffers online, check them out! They’re not from all categories, but they’re the ones that are flying off the shelves this season. Cameras Samsung NX300M Sony Alpha a7II Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fujifilm X100T Mobile […] Check the Full Post
  • Moshe Zusman Shares Wedding Photography Lighting Tips

    David L. Tong
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    A professional wedding photographer’s ability to use off-camera flash in challenging wedding assignments cannot be discounted. Available light and large apertures can only help us so much and it’s important to have a solid off-camera lighting gameplan in your back pocket. Check the Full Post
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Back to Antarctica!

    Ron Niebrugge
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Antarctica sunset. On a plane across country right now, soon I’ll be back in Antarctica! I won’t have internet for the next 30 days, so enjoy the holidays! See you in a month! I have also pretty much disable comments since last year spammers had a hey day once they realized I wasn’t here to man the ship.  
  • Anza-Borrego Photo Workshop

    Ron Niebrugge
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. The last two years have been very dry, but a heavy rain in August, a little rain last week, and possibly more this week give me hope for some wildflowers this year!  Although, even without wildflowers, there is still plenty to see and photograph. I have been doing a couple weekend workshops a year in Anza-Borrego for many years.  This year I may only do one, and there are only two spots left, so if you are interested, give us a call or email.  Here are far more details:  http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Photo-Tours/Anza-Borrego-Photo-Workshop.htm…
  • Bohemian Waxwing Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Bohemian Waxwing, Seward Alaska. Took a quick break yesterday while packing for Antarctica to photograph these beautiful birds in the backyard – they were everywhere! Pine Grosbeak, Seward, Alaska
  • Black Bear Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Black bear at the Neets Bay Hatchery,Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. I post lots of photos of Brown / Grizzly bears, but black bears are awesome too!  This was from this past July from my bear and whale tour at Neets Bay, Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska.
  • Polar Bear Photo Tours

    Ron Niebrugge
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Polar Bear, Alaska. Next year (2015) I’m going to do two Arctic Alaska / Polar Bear Photo Tours for Hugh Rose.  I’m going to co-guide with Hugh on a trip from September 11 to the 21st just like I did last year.  This is a great trip that includes time in the Brooks Range for landscapes and Northern Lights, along with time on the North Slope, and of course, time with polar bears! But, I’m also excited to be doing a new trip for Hugh – this one I’ll be guiding by myself and it will include only 5 guests.  It is earlier to coincide with the amazing Fall colors in…
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • Initial Hands On: Sony a7II With 5 Axis Image Stabilization

    Colby Brown
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    On November 20th, 2014 Sony surprised the photography world with the announcement of the second generation of the full frame a7 mirrorless camera, known creatively as the a7II, which retails for $1698. While this announcement caught even the Sony rumors sites off guard in terms of timing, the big surprise was that Sony had managed to fit 5 axis in body stabilization into in a small mirrorless body with a full frame sensor, a first for the industry. While Olympus has has similar technology for a while, it has mostly been used in its mirco 4/3rds cameras, with great results. Needless to say,…
  • The Colby Brown 2014 Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month of December, I will giveaway a mix of products from Sony, Wacom, G-Technology, Formatt Hitech, Nik Software, onOne Software and Artifact Uprising. Essentially each week you could win a Sony a6000 or a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or a Premium version of onOne Software’s Perfect Suit 9 and more… Contest Rules: Start Date: December 3rd, 2014 End Date: December 31st, 2014…
  • So You Want to Become a Travel Photographer?

    Colby Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    While we live in a day and age where camera gear is more affordable than ever, photo editing applications are much more accessible and social media platforms have connected each of us with more and more people from around the globe, many photographers still struggle with the idea of working professionally as a photographer. When it comes to travel photography specifically, things are even more complicated. While travel photographers have to learn the craft of photography just as a wedding or stock photographer, they also have to balance the notion of the cost of travel as well. After-all,…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 OSS Wide Angle Lens

    Colby Brown
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    While Sony has continued to take the photo industry by storm with their a7 series of full frame mirror-less cameras, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the FE lens mount lineup to grow. At the top of that list was one of the only holes in Sony’s mostly incredibly impressive lens options for their a7 cameras…namely a native wide angle lens option. Like many Sony converts, I wanted a wide angle lens that was not only light weight and portable, but that didn’t sacrifice in build quality, functionality or image quality. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long. On…
  • Sony Announces New Professional Services Program to Rival CPS and NPS

    Colby Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    As a professional photographer that spends much of his time on the road working in extreme environments, I have found the use of a Professional Services Program to be integral to my various photography businesses over the years. As a Canon shooter previously, there were many times when I had to take advantage of CPS (Canon Professional Services) to help me fix a broken lens, expedite my shipping and turn around a repair in short order (within a few business days) because I was leaving for another project or marketing campaign. When I became a Sony Ambassador and solely began using Sony camera…
 
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Don't Be the Squirrel

    Chris Corradino
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    "The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in a maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don’t know what to do with it." - Edward Weston, 1927
  • Download the 14 Secrets of Great Photography Today

    Chris Corradino
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    After several months of working on my very first eBook, it's now available for download! Get it now for the special introductory price of $3.99! It's delivered in PDF format for maximum compatibility with all of your devices. Buy Now $3.99 'd like to take a moment to share how the idea came to be. I was hired to teach on a cruise and mistakenly thought everyone would be super experienced. As such, I prepared all kinds of uber-technical presentations complete with instruction on histograms, grad ND filters, etc. After boarding the ship and meeting most…
  • Why Did the Photo Lab Crop My Image?

    Chris Corradino
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab.On most DSLRs, an image straight out of the camera appears as a rectangle due to the 2:3 aspect ratio. When enlarged, this translates to an 8x12 print. This creates an issue for those who wish to make a standard 8x10 print. Your image is essentially too large to fit on the paper. As such, the lab has no choice but to cut two inches off of the photo. Those two inches may very well be part of your subject's head, making for undesirable results. The solution: If you are interested in…
  • 4 Tips to Capture the Brilliance of Butterflies

    Chris Corradino
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    From a tightly woven cocoon to its ultimate flying form, the butterfly represents growth and change. To photograph these gems of nature, try this series of 4 special tips and techniques. These apply to just about any type of camera, even a smartphone.
  • Let Your Heart Be Light

    Chris Corradino
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The glow from a building mounted thermometer appeared to read 25 degrees. I pulled the hat down a bit lower, lowered my head further into the scarf and began to walk with purpose. Destination: 30 Rock As I progressed further uptown, the crowds grew thicker. With that, cops, barricades, confused tourists; and the realization that it's Christmas in New York. It is at once pure madness and yet holiday bliss. It's a spectacle most rationale minds would avoid at all costs, but I make an exception to see it each year anyway.  In fact, I've reduced myself to a human sardine several times…
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    Dull Tool Dim Bulb

  • The first Polaroid Instant Photograph : Was it Sexist ?

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Was the very first Polaroid photograph sexist?  Well, clubbing a mate is not generally thought of as proper dating etiquette these days, and certainly knocking your dinner date  companion out is taboo, and topical.As you can see, this early sample Polaroid was distributed to shill the invention of Dr. Land, a goofy backdrop instant photo produced by his technique in a mere 60 seconds!  It is, of course, no better than the early Polaroid cameras.  Fuzzy, and a bit like looking into a polluted studio.  Still, the product revolutionized photography, including that done…
  • Launched Human Cannonball circa 1930 Stunt 8 x 10 photograph used for a Real Photo Postcard order

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Launched!  Human Cannonball circa 1930  (8 x 10 original print used to fill an order for 500 Real Photo Post Cards) Van Fossen Photo Collection Jim Linderman
  • A Folk Art Collection of Wee Men

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    A Folk Art Collection of Wee Men with a penny to illustrate size...of the men.
  • The Clark Brothers of Chautaugua County Present a "Washer Woman" on Parade

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    For a time, the Clark Brothers pharmacy was the largest drug store in Chautaugua County.  Needless to say, according to the History of Chautaugua County by John Phillips Downs, "Politically, Mr. Clark is a staunch Republican..."  Who is playing the part of the washer woman is unknown.Real Photo Postcard circa 1900 collection Jim Linderman
  • Antique Folk Art FREE AIR Sign circa 1930? Petroliana and gasbag comments from Fox News

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    CLICK TO ENLARGEAn antique folk art FREE AIR sign, original paint, 30 inches long.  Inflating your tires correctly, it is generally agreed, can same some 3% of the gasoline used by your car, not to mention helping your automobile to run properly.  Multiply that by the number of cars.  Simple, right?Not when it comes to the President of the United States, who the gas bags of wind at Fox News have told lies about ever since he took office.   Why?  Big Petroleum, Big Business and Big Deceit.  Above clip from Fox News website 2008.  Antique Sign…
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    PPA Today

  • World Records, Heated Arguments and Ideas for 2015 - The Top Blogs from 12/15-12/19

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    What's up faithful readers?! John here, back for another top 10 to let you know what you missed this week while you were busy with Santa portrait sessions or your last wedding of the year. Here's the best blogs from December 15-19! 1). A Good Thing for Our Industry: Peter Lik's World Record HE DID WHAT?! A wonderful thing for our industry! Imaging USA keynote speaker Peter Lik just added another feather to his cap, this time as a world record holder. He just sold a single print for $6.5 million (or three prints for $10 million!). We promise that's not a typo. This blog theorizes just how…
  • Behind the Camera with PPA Photographer, Sharma Ferrugia

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    By Chris HomerThis new video is part of a series that shows off beautiful/talented/awesome PPA members. PPA photographers like you are speaking out more and more about their way of coping with the changes in the industry, what they are doing about it and how they are using PPA along the way. The Faces of PPA series is there to market and show you off (take advantage of it!). This new Behind the Camera series is PPA showing YOU off... but this time, with video! Our first episode featured PPA member, portrait photographer, Jessica Williams. If you missed it, take a look to see how…
  • Bridget's New Year's Resolution Checklist

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    By Bridget Jackson, CPA, PPA Business manager As you look to 2015, it's important to assess where you've been and where you want to go. It's impossible to achieve your goals if you don't have a plan to get there. Here are 6 things you can do in 2015 to meet your financial goals:
  • Peter Lik's Record-Setting Photograph, Astronaut Photography and Dramatic Lighting: Top Blog Posts 12/8 - 12/12

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    By Chris HomerWe're back at it again with our favorite photography posts of the week. Take a look and see what you can use to improve your photography business. And forget the naysayers, photography is anything but dead. Check these out: 1. The Portrait Era is Over!INSPIRATION: How many times have you heard another photographer complain that people no longer want wall portraits, just digital files? Well, this post from the Million Dollar Photographer points out how that simply isn't true! If you've had this feeling before, check it out and see why you shouldn't give up on these timeless…
  • Blurred Lines: Mixing Business with Friendship

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    How my business partner has been driving me around, driving me crazy, and driving our business forward for ten years. By Mariah AshleyYou know your job is fun when your clients provide you with a golf cart for tooling around and snapping their destination wedding. Anytime there is a golf cart involved, work is a good time, right? The only problem that could arise in this scenario is if there are two Snap Girls and only one golf cart. Oooh, instant conflict! What to do? Who will hold the keys to the chariot? Do we flip a coin? Draw straws? Joust? No we do not. Trish drives. It does not need to…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • best & worst photography purchases of 2014

    Neil vN
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    your best & worst photography purchases of 2014 Looking back every year, I’m sure you too are happy with some of your purchases you made in photography, whether gear or software or website related. Purchases that you love and made a difference to you as a photographer. But similarly there are also those purchases you regret. What was I thinking? I should’ve done my homework? In the past I’ve bought some spur-of-the-moment bad decisions. It is especially easy to get swept away at photography trade shows. But I’ve gotten better at it, especially unnecessary…
  • lighting and design: (de)-constructing a photograph

    Neil vN
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    lighting and design in photography: (de)-constructing an image For me, Design in photography relates to the way an image is constructed at the time of shooting. Composition and content. Lighting. Every element which forms part of a successful and eye-catching photograph. Some of the elements in the photograph are pre-visualized, some of it a kind of serendipity that is then expanded on at the time. Some of it might only be understood afterwards in looking at the photograph. My latest book, Lighting and Design for Portrait Photography, looks at exactly that thought-process…
  • review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 … vs Canon and Nikon

    Neil vN
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4  vs  Canon and Nikon Even when taking photography only slightly seriously, you’ll have come up against the legendary name, Zeiss. Renowned for innovations in optical designs that helped shape the history of photography, the Zeiss brand name is also synonymous with precision engineered lenses and impeccable attention to build quality. With all that behind them, Zeiss has released a new range called Otus. The first lens is a Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 (vendor) which Zeiss describes with phrases such as “the absolute measure of perfection”…
  • Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips

    Neil vN
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips Posing women in boudoir portraits is both an art form and a learned skill. Women are by nature sensitive about perceived body flaws. Expert posing aimed at highlighting her favorite features (and downplaying others) can make or break her experience and love of her photos—and ultimately your sale. Petra Herrmann, an exceptional boudoir photographer, based in Kansas City, has the guest spot here with a few of her top-selling poses with some quick posing tips you can try out during your next boudoir session.
  • high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)

    Neil vN
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    high-ISO bounce flash photography The last wedding of the year just behind me, I want to use one of my favorite images to touch again on the recent topic of high-ISO bounce flash with on-camera speedlight. I want to show that the results aren’t a fluke – but that with a consistent approach to bounce flash photography, you can get consistent results. However, since we shoot under various scenario changes, we have to adapt a bit. The venue was this hotel reception room with massively high ceilings … but with the walls closer by. Easy enough to bounce on-camera flash off.
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    keith pitts photography

  • Secret Garden Wedding | South Mountain Phoenix | Film Photography

    Melissa
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 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 last a sneak peek from one of our favorite weddings this year! I have a longer post coming down the road when I share more of the images from this beautiful wedding. But let me leave you with these adjectives: eclectic, sincere, fun, colorful. laughter, original, gorgeous, real. I have so much more to say. Love these two. Stay tuned for more beautiful images from this recent wedding at The Secret Garden in Phoenix.
  • Love just does things | Westin La Paloma Tucson, Arizona | Wedding

    Melissa
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. We do not choose who we love, but rather our souls choose for us. – n.r.h. I think that is so true. There is just something about knowing when you have found the right person. It isn’t a choice but a destiny. This couple could not exemplify more that their souls made a pretty solid decision. Head over heals in love! It’s hard to not love love when you see happiness like this. Just beautiful. This is the…
  • Destination Wedding | Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

    Melissa
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:05 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. Intimate destination weddings for Canadian couples at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale – a beautiful trend. Not surprising since it is starting to get cold in other parts of North America but the weather is just starting to get perfect here. October is a really nice time of the year for a wedding in Arizona. The bride and groom plus a handful of their closest friends and family in this picture perfect desert…
  • Segner Ranch Wedding |Part 2 Film | Private Residence Sedona / Oak Canyon Creek Arizona

    Melissa
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:41 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. Generally I am of the school of thought that less is more. But sometimes you just have to share more because you have to. This is one of those times. Here are the highlights from Keith’s photos of a recent wedding at Segner Ranch in Sedona. A variety of film cameras were used – but his two rangefinders did most of the heavy lifting. Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made S + D day so perfect. This was…
  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. A sneak peek from of our second photographer – a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple.
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    Nature Photography Blog

  • Holiday Gift Guide For Nature Photographers 2014

    Ben Neumann
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Every year I publish a Holiday Gift Guide for nature photographers. If you’re looking to find some special presents for the photographer in your life, here’s my list of must have gifts for the 2014 holiday season. Wacom Tablet – The Wacom tablet is for the photographer that likes to edit. I love to edit and to me it’s all part of the creative process. Wacom makes several tablets but by far the most popular is the medium sized Intuos Pro. There’s a learning curve but once you master it you’ll wonder why you never had one before. A GoPro –…
 
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • This way up

    Tara R.
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    You don’t have to worry. God and me, we’re okay. We talk almost every day. I call him Big G, and he calls me little t. Most of the time we get along great, sometimes we don’t. He does stuff that really […]
  • Violent sky

    Tara R.
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:32 pm
    “I never knew daylight could be so violent.” ~ Florence and the Machine, “No Light, No Light.”Filed under: Skywatch Tagged: contrail, iphoneography
  • Warning: Wildlife

    Tara R.
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:58 am
    They stood at a kitchen sink filled with dirty dishes – one washing, one drying. “Feel free to chime in at any time with your objections,” she said, taking a glass away from her daughter before she crushed it in […]
  • Storm’s a’comin’

    Tara R.
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    The shrieking grew shriller as the volume went higher. Coffee mugs rattled on tables, utensils skipped across plate rim, and nerves frayed along tired edges. A blur of pink blew […]
  • Based on a true story

    Tara R.
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Dr. Gleason found himself in an all too familiar spot – standing with a family representative, studying a patient through an observation porthole of a sterile hospital room door. The subject was a middle-aged mother of two. She was brought in […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Montana High School Photo Contest Winners

    website@rmsp.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    On November 25 we launched our 2014 Montana High School Photo Contest, and today we are tickled to be able to announce the winners. While we typically don’t host contests, after meeting and visiting with hundreds (thousands?) of Montana high school students at a series of career fairs we attended in September, we knew we had to do something. Many of the students we spoke with knew of RMSP, and it was obvious they had a yearning for photography. Witnessing a student from across the room lock eyes with our booth and come running over to introduce themselves left us inspired and wanting…
  • Double Vision Part 2: Faking It!

    website@rmsp.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Okay, so now you know all about using in-camera double exposures to get that ethereal quality in your macro shots. But maybe your camera doesn’t have that feature or maybe you’ve got a bunch of macro shots that you took before you knew about the double exposure technique. How can you create double exposures after the fact? If you’re using Adobe Photoshop or Elements you can create the same beautiful result in just a few simple steps. In this post I’m really just going to cover the Photoshop technique because there are a few more steps. For those using Elements, Adobe has automated…
  • Double Vision Part 1: Making Your Macro Shots Stand Out

    website@rmsp.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stop for a second and picture a good macro shot in your mind. What does it look like? More importantly, what does it feel like? Seriously, do it, I can wait…… Okay, so you need some inspiration? Here are a couple of images that might help you along. Now, the answers will be different for different people but the following list of words covers the most common answers I’ve heard from my students over the last 12 years. Color     Blur     Detail     Softness     Ethereal     Seeing what your eye can’t Not all of the words may have been on your list because we all…
  • B and H Photo – Video – Pro Audio and Canon U.S.A. – Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers

    website@rmsp.com
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Our friends at B&H and Canon U.S.A. are holding a fantastic photo contest for photography students and emerging photographers (less than 5 years in the industry.) They are calling it the Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers.  What makes it so fantastic? Well, take a look at the judges, for example: Peter Read Miller, Drew Gurian, Elinor Carruci and Vincent Laforet. WOW!       There are four categories for this: Portrait Landscape/Nature/Wilderness Sports/Adventure Still Life Truly something for everybody. And take a look at these…
  • A Tale of a Stolen Photo

    website@rmsp.com
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    written by Beau Johnston. I made a conscious decision, when I started writing and photography, that if I wanted to make a name for myself I would need to have an online presence. Websites, blogs, and social media are great tools for getting your work out and in front of the masses. By leveraging these tools, I have acknowledged the risk of having my photography used, without my permission, in everything from personal blogs to advertising. I have tried (nearly) everything I can think of to prevent individuals from stealing my work. I have used right-click protection, small jpegs, and…
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    Neocamera

  • Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review | Neocamera

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review added to the Fuji X-T1 Photographer Experience. This is the top-of-the-line X-mount lens with constant maximum aperture in a weathersealed and freezeproof body with built-in optical image-stabilization.
  • Fuji X-T1 Graphite Hands-On | Neocamera

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Graphite Edition of the excellent Fuji X-T1 adds an ultra-fast electronic-shutter with 1/32000s maximum speed and a number of improvements in a new smooth and highly durable finish.
  • Nikon D750 Review | Neocamera

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The first video-optimized full-frame DSLR features a 24 MP CMOS sensor with ISO 50 - 51200 range, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, with stereo sound and AF-tracking. A 100% coverage viewfinder and large 3.2" tilting LCD with 1.2MP allow precise framing.
  • Best Digital Cameras of 2014 | Neocamera

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The best digital cameras of 2014, selected among each class and for various types of photography.
  • Nikon 1 J4 Review | Neocamera

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The smallest Nikon mirrorless packs an 18 MP high-speed CMOS sensor capable of 60 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, plus slow-motion video up to 1200 FPS.
 
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    The Photo Canvas Blog

  • 2014 Order Deadlines for Christmas Delivery

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Need gifts for Dec. 24? Find out when to order to ensure they’re delivered in time… It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Lights twinkling, children wishing, cookies baking and shoppers stressing! Don't be a casualty of the season; during the month of December a week can fly by faster than you can say Elf on the Shelf! We came up with a handy dandy graphic so you can find your state (international customers, we've got you covered, read on!) – and then see at a glance what your shipping choices are and the absolute last date to order for each. Remember: Express = more costly,…
  • Wild Wednesday: Red-Eyed Tree Frog

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to Wild Wednesday! This series showcases the best of the extra-exciting canvases from our APC customers! Whether the subject is untamed nature, a thrilling extreme sports shot or an intense portrait, they're captured on camera by a photographer, and captured on canvas by the APC team. If it's WILD, it must be Wednesday! Photo: Richard Green – “Red-Eyed Tree Frog” Canvas: 39" x 26" Thick Gallery Wrap with Gloss Finish “I have always loved these frogs with their bright colors and big red eyes, that getting an image was at the top of my ‘must have» list while participating in…
  • In the Limelight: Lou Newman

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    This is “In the Limelight,” our blog series that takes a closer look at some stunning canvas prints and the photographers behind them. Our “Limelight Questionnaire” gets to the who, what, when and why, while the photographers tell us in their own words what they want us to know about the shot. You’ll get information and inspiration In the Limelight!   "Wing Stretch" 24x36 Thick Gallery Wrap © Lou Newman Lilac-breasted Roller, Tanzania, East Africa, 2013. My lens mount was resting on a bean bag on the roof of a Toyota Land Rover and I was concentrating on the bird, hoping to…
  • In the Limelight: Nick Nieto

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is “In the Limelight,” our blog series that takes a closer look at some stunning canvas prints and the photographers behind them. Our “Limelight Questionnaire” gets to the who, what, when and why, while the photographers tell us in their own words what they want us to know about the shot. You’ll get information and inspiration In the Limelight! "The Amazing Eiffel Tower" 42 x 28 Thick Gallery Wrap © Nick Nieto "Probably one of the most memorable images I've ever taken was this one of the Eiffel Tower. Ever since visiting Paris on my honeymoon I fell in love with the city and…
  • Wild Wednesday: Anole Lizard

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to Wild Wednesday! This series showcases the best of the extra-exciting canvases from our APC customers! Whether the subject is untamed nature, a thrilling extreme sports shot or an intense portrait, they're captured on camera by a photographer, and captured on canvas by the APC team. If it's WILD, it must be Wednesday! Photo: John Hintz – “Going Down” Canvas: 38" x 38" Thick Gallery Wrap with Gloss Finish "This photo was taken on my lanai. It was the anole lizard's bright yellow/green color (most of them you see are brown) and perfectly vertical pose that caught my eye. Poor…
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    Ralph Velasco

  • Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else

    RalphVelasco
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else 5-Day Black and White Challenge   Recently I accepted my friend and photography student Abby Krim’s 5-day black and white challenge that had been going around Facebook for the last few weeks, and so over the course of 5 days I posted a black and white image from somewhere in the world, as well as the story behind it, which had also been part of the “assignment.” I really enjoy posting images that I’ve made in the many wonderful places I’ve had the honor of visiting, and I’ve had many people tell me that they…
  • Summary of All 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users

    RalphVelasco
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
      Summary of the Complete 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   As promised, here is a compilation of all 52 categories of a shot list as found in the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ll use this information as the basis for creating and customizing your own shot lists. What other categories can you think of?   Essaouira, Morocco Abstracts An abstract image, the subject of which may be by definition unrecognizable, can still allude to something unique about the place you’re shooting.     Cappadocia, Turkey Aerials Take advantage of…
  • The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 4

    RalphVelasco
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
      The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List from the My Shot Lists for Travel app for Non-iOS Users   Part 4   And here’s the final installment of 13 categories of a shot list from the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a insider’s look at the app, especially if you’re not an iOS device user. Coming soon will be a complete summary of all 52 categories.   Chefchaouen, Morocco Shopping Admiring colorful and interesting displays is another form of recreation for those interested in retail therapy, or just gathering items for…
  • 13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 3

    RalphVelasco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
      13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 3   Here are 13 additional categories of a shot list:   LANGUAGE – Chefchaouen, Morocco Language Look for opportunities to show the local language or languages being used in your destination.   MAN-MADE WONDERS – Near Paro, Bhutan Man-Made Wonders The ingenuity of humans is remarkable, so when you stumble upon an example of how engineering has overcome the seemingly impossible, illustrate that. MARKETS – Casablanca, Morocco Markets Seek opportunities to document the action and myriad…
  • 13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 2

    RalphVelasco
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
      13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 2   As promised, here are 13 more categories of a shot list:   FLAGS – Havana, Cuba Flags Time and again, national pride is expressed by the simple display of a country’s flag. Look for city, state and regional examples, as well.     FLORA – Near Essaouira, Morocco Flora If there’s a particular tree, flower or other plant that’s found only at or near your destination, you’ll undoubtedly want to represent it on your shot list.     FROM THE WATER  – Joklsarlon,…
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    Trapped Light

  • Beside an Apartment Entrance

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
  • Wedding Photo in Paris

    3 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    A Chinese couple posing for wedding photo when enjoying merry-go-round near the Eiffel tower in Paris.
  • Swedish Saleswoman

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    A Swedish saleswoman in Stockholm christmas market
  • Christmas is Coming

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Champs-Élysées boulevard Paris
  • Berlin Wall

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    People watch arts on a part of Berlin wall called East Side Gallery. It is a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin on Mühlenstraße.
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Macro Workshop – Warminter/Doylestown, Pennsylvania

    Mike Moats
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    Macro Boot Camp – Holiday Inn Express, Warminter/Doylestown, Pennsylvania May 29,30,31, 2015  Cost $199 The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature. Times for the Macro Boot Camps, Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm Covered in the Macro Boot Camp: The Best, Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads /…
  • Macro Workshops

    Mike Moats
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    (WINTER/SPRING 2015) Macro Boot Camps The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro/close-up world. ____________________________________________________ Holiday Inn, Monroeville, near Pittsburgh,PA, Feb.6,7,8, Cost $199 Hiton, Ocala, (SOLD OUT) Florida, Feb 27,28 March 1, Cost $199 Hampton Inn, Sterling Hts, near Detroit,MI, March 13,14,15, Cost $199 Hampton Inn,…
  • Are You a Right Brain or Left Brain Photographer

    Mike Moats
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:41 am
    Are You a Right Brain or Left Brain Photographer Left-brain people focus on logical thinking, analysis, and accuracy. Right-brained people, on the other hand, focus on aesthetics, feeling, and creativity. Which are you? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Help your photographer friends learn about this post by sharing through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To see my processing videos click here To save 15% on…
  • Nik Software’s Analog Efex Pro

    Mike Moats
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Classic cameras at your fingertips Get the photo you’re looking for, even if you don’t own the equipment. Effects inspired by traditional cameras bring you back to a specific era. Choose from Classic Camera, Vintage, Wet Plate and Toy Camera. Go beyond filters Use vintage effects designed for the serious photographer. Create professionally stylized images by picking a preset, then diving in to fine-tune your approach. Adjust bokeh, textures, frames and other elements, then pinpoint the location of your effects with precise on-image controls.
  • Lensbaby Sales

    Mike Moats
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Here are some recent deals for Lensbaby Products. ________________________________ Circular Fisheye http://store.lensbaby.com/circular-fisheye-5-8mm-f-3-5/ ________________________________ Composer Pro System Kit. http://store.lensbaby.com/composer-pro-system-kit/ ________________________________ Holiday Gift Guide http://lensbaby.com/gift  
 
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Lyre River No. 7, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    Lyre River No. 7, Olympic Peninsula, Washington A black and white, long exposure photograph of the Lyre River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. Image 130710-9446. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography project titled Lyre River, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Lyre River No. 7, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Bismark Mountain, Skamania County, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Bismark Mountain, Skamania County, Washington A black and white photograph of the Mount St. Helens blast zone (34 years after May 18, 1980) with Bismark Mountain (Skamania County, Washington) in the background. Image 140820-4831. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white landscape photography series. Purchase Print The post Bismark Mountain, Skamania County, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Behind the Scenes: Forest Road 73 / Sun Top Lookout Trip Report

    Steve
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Instead of heading out with the family for shopping, late in the morning I packed up the dog and camera gear into the Landcruiser and headed for the hills. I had no real plan on where I was going to drive to until I reached Enumclaw (where I texted my family my itinerary). Since this could possibly could be the last day before the entire area is shut down because of snow, I decided to do a little exploring up off Forest Road 73 (off State Route 410 above Greenwater, Washington). At the SnoPark parking area, there was a sign stating that the road was washed out 13 miles ahead. With this…
  • Barge Hall No. 7, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Barge Hall, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington A black and white photograph of Barge Hall at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white urban photography project titled Barge Hall, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012 Purchase Print The post Barge Hall No. 7, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington, 2008

    Steve
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington On June 4, 2008, near record low tides on Washington state’s Puget Sound allowed for the rare glimpse of marine life and old industrial structures normally underwater. This black and white photograph of barnacles growing on an old dock piling was taken along Tacoma’s waterfront along Ruston Way. Image 080604-5077. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington, 2008 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • How to Resize a Photograph in Pixels instead of Inches, Precent, CMs, MMs, Points, Picas and Columns?

    19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    This is very common thing to re-size a photographs in pixels, but this is a common query which is asked on forums or blogs. When we open a photograph in Adobe Photoshop Elements and launch Image Resize options through Image Menu, we see pixel information disabled and resizing options are presented in Inches, Precent, CMs, MMs, Points, picas and Columns but not pixels. Does this sounds odd to you?READ MORE =>>
  • I love Photomail in Adobe Photoshop Elements : Best way of quickly sharing your Photographs with Friends in interesting way

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    In my opinion its very bad way of sharing photographs through attaching jpg files with an email and other sharing methods are not very quick... Photomail is the solution for Photographers like me who want to share the photographs through an interesting mail in nice background template... Lets know more about how can we send a Photomail...STEP-1: Select Photographs in Organizer Photo-Well which are to be shared and go to SHARE PaneREAD MORE =>>
  • Fresh snowfall makes Manali town more beautiful and attracts more tourists

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
     Recently Neha visited Manali, when seasons first snowfall happened. This Photo Journey shares some of the beautiful photographs of Manali town with white sheet all around. Manali town looks beautiful after fresh snowfall and that's when one can enjoy the snow in best way. Fresh snowfall makes a place beautiful and after a while the same snow creates mess, if not handled properly. Whenever Kullu valley gets snowfall, many of the tourists from Delhi, Chandigarh and various parts of Haryana/Punjab start moving towards Manali. READ MORE =>>
  • Travelling with kids is more fun and it makes you more responsible traveller & better planner

    18 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Travelling solo, or with friends or even with your partner is completely different than travelling with kids. So far I have travelled solo most of the times and recently started travelling with my nephew and niece. This exposed me to different experiences. Here I would be sharing the way things which changes and some of the tips for folks who plan to travel with kids. And I am sure that many of the readers, who have kids, can add to this.READ MORE =>>
  • Folk dancers from Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh - Kullvi Nati

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Himalayan State of India has various forms of folks dance. They vary from one region of Himachal to another. As an example the dance forms of Kullu valley is different from Kinnaur and Shimla. We met this group on our way to Rohtang pass. This is a 8 years old photograph which I found in my old Hard-drive and thought of sharing today.READ MORE =>>