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  • Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed

    Digital Photography Review
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    As capable cameras get smaller, photographers and camera bags have adapted to hold these systems. Camera supports have evolved as well - enter the mini tripod, a class of legs and head that can hold up tiny cameras and flashes, but is also strong enough to support full-sized gear. In this group test we look at five such tripods. Which one should you take on your next hike? Read more
  • REVIEW: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens– Can it compete with Sony and Fujifilm? (PART II of II)

    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:46 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II In the first part of my review entitled, Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens–Crazy Sharp with Vibrant Colors, I couldn’t help but share my excitement for what this camera does well. Make no mistake that it takes great pictures in good light and the 12-40mm lens is sure to please even the most picky users. In the hands this camera feels like it should be held by someone driving a Rolls Royce and wearing a made to measure Gucci suit – it screams quality. When you dig deep into the features you start noticing cool things like shutter speeds…
  • Possible Nikon announcement this week

    Nikon Rumors
    [NR] admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    I believe Nikon will have an official announcement this week. I have not confirmed it yes, but most likely we will see the three new Nikkor lenses I already mentioned yesterday. The Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX N lens will not be cheap and gives some new hopes for the Nikon DX product line. 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’s announcement next week could also be for a new high-end Coolpix camera Nikon announcement this week Watch out for Coolpix…
  • 7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers

    Digital Photography School
    Prathap DK
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a beginner photographer, I was swaying around too much at times not knowing what was good and what was not. It took me several years, and countless hours, to really understand the right path and to focus my energy on the right techniques. If this sounds familiar to you, then here are seven incredible tips that will help relieve you of the dilemma a beginner faces in photography. Note: These tips are in no way comprehensive but are definitely a good starting point 1. Buy an Affordable Camera One of the biggest mistakes you could do is to invest all your savings to buy expensive gear. It…
  • Canon PowerShot G3 X

    LetsGoDigital English Edition
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom camera : The PowerShot G3 X is Canon’s first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The camera delivers stunning image quality, whether you have a passion for stills or video, and helps you reach new levels of creativity never before seen in a compact camera. Merging Canon’s first class optics, a versatile 25x optical zoom range, and DSLR-levels of manual control, the PowerShot G3 X gives you the freedom to get closer to subjects as you travel, explore and shoot on the move. Ideal for stunning nature shots, or capturing…
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    PetaPixel

  • A Photographer’s Girlfriend Leads Him One Last Time

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Since 2011, photographer Murad Osmann has been shooting a hugely popular series of photos titled “Follow Me” showing his significant other leading him through scenic locations around the world, from his point of view. We featured the project back in 2013, but recently Osmann’s girlfriend led him by the hand one last time in the photo above… down the aisle at their wedding. Here’s how Osmann documented his proposal and announced their engagement back in July 2014: Two days before the wedding, Osmann documented their wedding preparations in the same style: Other…
  • White House Ends Ban on Photos During Tours; Selfie Sticks Still Banned

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    Today the White House announced that it has done away with a 40-year-old ban on cameras and photos in public tours. Social media, which was previously banned, has been green-lighted as well, and the White House is encouraging visitors to share photos and social media posts with the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour. Michelle Obama announced news of the ban in a lighthearted video posted to her Instagram account in which she tears up one of the old signs that prohibited photos and social media: Big news! Starting today, we’re lifting the ban on cameras and photos on the @WhiteHouse public tour.
  • The Passion of Two Kiwi Landscape Photographers

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Cinematographer Abraham Joffe of Untitled Film Works made this 3-minute short film for Canon about the passion of two award-winning photographers based in New Zealand: Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken. It’s an inspirational look into the world’s and minds of two photographers who have made photography one of the primary joys of their life — when they’re not shooting for work, they’re out making pictures for themselves. “We do it because we just love it. Photography is not a job — it’s our life,” Lanford says.
  • 5 Myths Photographers Will Tell You About Film, or: Why Film Isn’t Afraid of the Dark

    Brian M. Wright
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:47 pm
    You will be hard pressed to find a reasonable working photographer today, who won’t admit that film still has a place in photography and really offers some unique characteristics, even if they choose to not use it. But often photographers who love shooting digital and don’t want to deal with film attempt to write off and make excuses for why they can’t shoot film. I’d like to offer a rebuttal to such excuses, inspired by a recent thoughtful PetaPixel post. I love film, but I think there is no need to make any excuses for shooting digitally in this day and age. Digital…
  • Olympus Air A01 Coming to the US in July for $300

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Olympus’ innovative Air camera was announced back in February, but up to this point it has been a Japan-only product. Not anymore: today Olympus announced that the Air A01 will be available in the United States starting in July for $300. In case you missed hearing about this camera the first time around, it’s an unusual device that’s essentially a camera body that lacks a screen and looks more like a lens. Thanks to its wireless connectivity, you can pair it with a smartphone to have the phone act as the user interface and live view. Built-in Amazon Cloud Drive integration…
 
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Tinder Dry: An Early Start to Wildfire Season in the West (25 photos)

    30 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    Wildfires have already burned more than 1.6 million acres in Alaska this season, and blazes in Washington, Oregon, and bone-dry California have scorched thousands more, taking a number of houses and other structures with them. The fires are widespread, but have largely been contained so far. A very dry winter, low levels of snowpack, and a years-long drought in the West all point to a very active fire season in 2015, and there are months of hotter and drier weather yet to go. The images below are from just the past several weeks, and include photos from Wenatchee, Washington, where about 25…
  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef at Risk (15 photos)

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    The health of the largest ecosystem on Earth is in danger. On Wednesday, UNESCO World Heritage delegates will announce whether they will place the Great Barrier Reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites—a move the Australian government wishes to avoid. The 1,200-mile-long reef brings in billions of tourism dollars every year. Continued concerns about coastal development, particularly coal mining in Queensland, have renewed efforts to protect the reef. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are being threatened. According…
  • Photos of the Week: 6/20-6/26 (35 photos)

    26 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Surfers waiting for a wave at sunset in Chile, the International Day of Yoga in India, the San Juan festival in Spain, erupting volcanoes in Indonesia and Chile, an anti-U.S. rally in North Korea, a gorgeous sunset over Boston’s Fenway Park, a world record set for “Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once” in California, celebrations of same-sex marriage supporters in Washington, D.C., and much more. Rea Carey (left) kisses her wife Margaret Conway on June 26, 2015, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, at…
  • A Trip Around the Solar System (20 photos)

    25 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Robotic probes launched by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and others are gathering information all across the solar system. We currently have spacecraft in orbit around the Sun, Venus, Earth, Mars, a comet, and Saturn, and two operational rovers on Mars. Several others are on their way to smaller bodies, and a few are heading out of the solar system entirely. Although the Space Shuttle no longer flies, astronauts are still at work aboard the International Space Station, performing experiments and sending back amazing photos. With all these eyes in the sky, I'd like to take another…
  • Expanding the Panama Canal (29 photos)

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
    In 2006, Panamanians approved a referendum to expand the Panama Canal, doubling its capacity and allowing far larger ships to transit the 100-year-old waterway between the Atlantic and Pacific. Work began in 2007 to raise the capacity of Gatun Lake and build two new sets of locks, which would accommodate ships carrying up to 14,000 containers of freight, tripling the size limit. Sixteen massive steel gates, weighing an average of 3,100 tons each, were built in Italy and shipped to Panama to be installed in the new locks. Eight years and $5.2 billion later, the expansion project is nearing…
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    Big Picture

  • Great Barrier Reef at risk

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
    UNESCO World Heritage delegates recently snorkelled on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, thousands of coral reefs, which stretch over 1,200 miles off the northeast coast. Surrounded by manta rays, dolphins and reef sharks, their mission was to check the health of the world’s largest living ecosystem, which brings in billions of dollars a year in tourism. Some coral has been badly damaged and animal species, including dugong and large green turtles, are threatened. UNESCO will say on Wednesday whether it will place the reef on a list of endangered World Heritage sites, a move the Australian…
  • Same-sex marriage legalized in US

    26 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    The US Supreme Court made a historic decision today in a 5-4 ruling establishing same-sex marriage across all 50 states, ending two decades of litigation. -- By Lloyd YoungSupporters of same-sex marriage Pooja Mandagere, left, and Natalie Thompson kiss outside the U.S. Supreme Court following the announcement of the ruling on the same-sex marriage case, in Washington, June 26. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
  • European Games 2015

    25 Jun 2015 | 11:41 am
    The first European Games are nearing their conclusion with this Sunday’s closing ceremonies in Baku, Azerbaijan. More than 6,000 athletes from European Olympic nations have been competing in 20 sports, mainly traditional, but also including beach volleyball, martial arts such as karate and Sambo, and 3x3 basketball. -- By Lloyd YoungAthletes clear the water jump during the women's 3000 metres steeplechase during day nine of the Baku 2015 European Games at the Olympic Stadium on June 21 in Azerbaijan. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images )
  • International Day of Yoga

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:08 pm
    The first International Day of Yoga was held on June 21 and India set a record for the largest yoga demonstration in a single venue. Many other countries participated in the holiday recognized by the United Nations. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, sits on a mat as he performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, in New Delhi, India, June 21. With nearly 36,000 in attendance, the yoga gathering set a record for the world's largest to mark the first International Yoga Day. (Saurabh Das/Associated Press)
  • Shooting at Charleston church

    19 Jun 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Nine people were killed Wednesday night when authorities say Dylan Storm Roof, 21, fired upon a prayer meeting inside the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Roof was captured on Thursday after an intense manhunt. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelKearston Farr comforts her daughter, Taliyah Farr,5, as they stand in front of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where the nine people were killed, June 19, A 21-year-old white gunman is suspected of killing nine people during a prayer meeting in the church, which is one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston. (Joe Raedle/Getty…
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2 released with Canon EOS 5DS/R support

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    DxO has introduced OpticsPro 10.4.2, adding Raw support for Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Also added are 789 new camera/lens combination correction profiles. Updates for DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint also make those applications fully compatible with Photoshop CC 2015. Read more
  • Atomos releases AtomOS6.4 firmware upgrade for Shogun recorder

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Video production tool maker Atomos has announced the release of AtomOS6.4, a significant firmware update for its Shogun video monitor and recorder. The update includes a number of useful features, including anamorphic de-squeezing that supports the Panasonic GH4's new anamorphic video mode. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3+

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The Xperia Z3+ is the international version of the Japan-only Xperia Z4. On paper, it's only a minor upgrade over the predecessor Xperia Z3. The 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Sony Exmor sensor and F2.0 25mm equiv. lens are shared with the previous model. Despite having the same specs, camera performance is improved and nabs the Z3+ DxOMark's third place ranking. Read more
  • Olympus brings its Air lens-style connected camera to US

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Olympus is bringing its connected 'Air' camera to the US. Announced in Japan earlier this year and shown off previously in concept form, the Air consists of a 16MP Four Thirds sensor and Micro Four Thirds lens mount and uses your smartphone or tablet screen as its display. It's similar in spirit to the Sony Alpha QX1 but with a smaller body, Bluetooth connectivity and several unique shooting modes. Read more
  • Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    As capable cameras get smaller, photographers and camera bags have adapted to hold these systems. Camera supports have evolved as well - enter the mini tripod, a class of legs and head that can hold up tiny cameras and flashes, but is also strong enough to support full-sized gear. In this group test we look at five such tripods. Which one should you take on your next hike? Read more
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    ShootTokyo

  • For the next 21 days

    Dave
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    I’m back in Tokyo after a short trip to Manila.   […] The post For the next 21 days appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • 5 Cities

    Dave
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:02 am
    I have been in 5 cities in the past four weeks; Singapo […] The post 5 Cities appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • New York City Monochrom

    Dave
    31 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Here is a series of New York City Monochrom images from […] The post New York City Monochrom appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • A few days in NYC

    Dave
    5 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I just spent a few days in New York City last week.   I […] The post A few days in NYC appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • Exploring Tokyo

    Dave
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    I resist playing video games as I know with my personal […] The post Exploring Tokyo appeared first on ShootTokyo.
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Sorting Your Images in Lightroom Using Collections

    tyler
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Adobe Lightroom Collections Watch it here In the second Episode of our Lightroom Tutorials we show you the basics of how to sort your images in Lightroom, how to organize using collections, and how to utilize the survey view. The post Sorting Your Images in Lightroom Using Collections appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • 18 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am

    tyler
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:58 am
    Watch The Full Video When it comes to photography, post processing is just what makes a good image, a great image. For quite some time, our studio has been wanting to produce tutorials for Lightroom and Photoshop, and now they’re here! Our new team member, Jackie, walks us through folder structure and how to import photos into Lightroom.  Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • PT3 Photography Tips From Documentary Photography – Daniel Milnor

    tyler
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Image by Daniel Milnor Watch The Full Video Light, timing, and composition are arguably the three most important parts of taking great photos. But, Daniel Milnor talks about a fourth element– knowing your equipment. Knowing your equipment helps you stay connected with your subjects and that makes a world of difference in capturing great images. Also watch for tips on how to be a better children photographer and the truth behind becoming a wedding photographer.  Be sure to check out parts one and two of this very informative interview for more photography tips. Check out Dan’s…
  • PT2 Photography Tips From Top Documentary Photographer – Daniel Milnor

    Nathaniel Chu
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Image by Daniel Milnor Watch The Full Video Daniel Milnor is a professional photographer who specializes in photo documentaries and creating visual stories. He has been all over the world documenting amazing images through his camera lenses. On this episode he is back at Silber Studios for another insightful interview about his transition from shooting with film to digital. Also on this episode, Daniel reveals his “secret sauce” to becoming a great photographer and talks about one of his favorite photographs. Continue to advance your photography. Find out more about Daniel on his…
  • What’s In My Bag – Photographer Daniel Milnor

    Nathaniel Chu
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Watch The Full Video Ever wonder what a pro photographer carries in their bag? Here is your chance to find out. We’re with Daniel Milnor at Silber Studios and he gives us a sneak peak into what’s in his photography bag. See all the gear he uses and what is essential for him to always have with him.   The post What’s In My Bag – Photographer Daniel Milnor appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
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    Thomas Hawk

  • 10 Reasons You Should be on Ello

    Thomas Hawk
    27 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    1. Because you are a leader not a follower. Because you pave the way. You are a trailblazer. You are like Lewis and Clark, like Henry Ford, like Jackie Robinson. Ride Sally Ride. You skate where the puck is going, not where it’s been. You do not stick around Europe for the Bubonic Plague. You hop on a boat and sail away. Far away. You’re like a pirate, or better yet, a pilgrim, albeit a very thirsty pilgrim who likes whiskey and is also much nicer to your American Indian friends. Who cares that your mother and your aunt and that guy from 2nd grade or the mailroom guy at work are…
  • Get it While It’s Hot! Ello Launches iOS App!

    Thomas Hawk
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:33 pm
    A lot of you who follow my photography and blog know that I’ve been super excited about Ello, my favorite new social network on the web. Today Ello gets even a little bit better with the official launch of their iOS app. They just launched the iOS app about 10 minutes ago, but it may take a little bit of time to propagate in the app store before you will be able to download it. I’ve been testing a beta version of the app for the past few weeks and absolutely love it. If you are a photographer and are not using Ello, I’d encourage you to give it a spin. Put simply, your…
  • Adobe Updates Photoshop and Lightroom with Creative Cloud 2015 and Launches Adobe Branded Stock Photography Library

    Thomas Hawk
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Today Adobe is announcing updates for their Creative Cloud 2015 Photography package as well as the launch of their new stock photography offering Adobe Stock. I saw a demo last week of the new Creative Cloud enhancements. The enhancement that I liked the most was a new slider in Lightroom for haze and dehaze. With the haze slider you can now reduce unwanted haze in photos or add haze back in if you want more of an ethereal foggy type mood. I think that this tool will be especially dramatic when working with long exposure photography where you have clouds or low fog and want to get the mix of…
  • More Thoughts on Google Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    4 Jun 2015 | 5:39 pm
    Last week when Google Photos launched, I quickly tested it out and then wrote a post with my immediate initial reaction to the service. Much of my early disappointment centered around the fact that Google chose to limit the size of photos in the service to 16 megapixels. As a DSLR shooter this meant that a large portion of my library would be downsized with Google Photos. Bummer. Flickr by contrast offers every user 1TB of free storage for your photos (which is more than 99.999% of photographers need at present) at full original high resolution. So in my mind this made Flickr’s free…
  • Thoughts on Google Photos

    Thomas Hawk
    28 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Google launched Google Photos today. For months now people have been talking about how Google was going to decouple photos from Google+ and create a standalone photo product and today at I/O they finally unveiled their latest effort to the world. Last August when rumors about this new service started circulating I wrote a blog post titled 10 things Google should consider in launching a standalone photo sharing service. Here I outlined ways that Google could come up with a very competitive product in the photo sharing space. Google could have given the world something really amazing today and…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • July First, Time for New Presets!

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Ready for the New Presets This is my Birth Month, July 1971, so you know I’m gonna pull out all the stops this month! Pop over to our Trey’s Lightroom Presets to grab the amazing presets for this month. Remember, on Day 1 of every month, we offer them half-price. It’s a heck of a deal, and something I’m happy to offer the most HARD CORE of you that come back month after month for the goodies! Here’s one of the before/afters for ya. Naturally, every preset totally depends on each photo… but this one is called “Daytwister.” After: Before: Daily Photo – A…
  • A Sunset After the Bullfight in Nimes

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Spartacus Here’s a wild show recommendation. Remember the move “300”? If you liked that kind of raw, ethereal, slow-motion absolute violence, then I recommend all four seasons of Spartacus. I know it’s probably a ridiculous thing to say, but I watched every episode and enjoyed them all! It connects to my base male-side, unapologetically. There are really beautiful, interesting, and intense scenes. It’s not for the faint of heart. There’s some of the most intense violence and sex you’ve ever seen, but if you’re cool with that, then jump on board for a wild ride! Daily Photo…
  • Nearly Midnight in Paris

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    On Another Episode of The New Screen Savers The New Sony A7Rii and the RX100 Mark 4 — talking about them with Leo Laporte on The New Screen Savers. This was a fun show for sure… all kinds of stuff actually happened… this is the “highlight reel” kinda with just my stuff on there… but you can also see a little Catherine Hall action! See my Sony A7r Review at or go watch the full episode here: https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers/episodes/8 Midnight in Paris: Video Tutorial Don’t forget to check out the Midnight in Paris video tutorial here on the site……
  • The Rails to Casablanca

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Morocco Video I should have a cool video from Morocco to share with you soon! Daily Photo – The Rails to Casablanca Technically, I suppose, these are the rails between Casablanca and Rabat in Morocco. I shot this out of the back of the train, looking towards Casablanca where I had just left. That’s where the main airport is, and I was disappointed that Casablanca was not a more awesome town! I had just watched “Casablanca” for a second time on the plane on the way there, and I had high expectations, but I’d say it was by far the most disappointing of the places I visited in…
  • Gondolas Lined Up at the End of the Day

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Revisiting the Google Loon Project I was able to join the Google X team here in New Zealand not too long ago for the test launch of their Loon project. Here’s a video I made with Google Glass while there: Daily Photo – Gondolas Lined Up at the End of the Day Naturally, there are gondolas all over Venice, but the best place to shoot them is around the edge of St. Mark’s Square as the sun is setting. Almost all of the gondoliers bring their boats in here at the end of the day and dock them for the night. It’s one of the best times to come see them all lined up in processing.
 
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  • Photo Taco – Travel Photography Tips

    Jeff Harmon
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:40 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Brian McGuckin shares his best tips on travel photography. The post Photo Taco – Travel Photography Tips appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Chicago. Improve Style [IP 129]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:12 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim, Brian, & Darin record from a hotel room in Chicago while attending the Out of Chicago Photography Conference.  The three are asked some questions by Improve Photography Readers including Amber Anderson! What’s in this episode: Jim, Brian, & Darin discuss their favorite places they have shot in Chicago. How do you shoot the Bean in Chicago without the people? What to do when photographing a low-light landscape on a vibrating bridge. Brian & Jim photograph…
  • Photo Taco – Flattering Women

    Jeff Harmon
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:19 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica Kay shares her best tips on how to pose and photograph women so that they will love the results. The post Photo Taco – Flattering Women appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Favorite Lighting Setups & Listener Q&A [PS 16]

    Darin Mellor
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica, Nick, & Darin sit down to discuss different light styles & share our favorite techniques. The three offer insight into how to get unique lighting in portraits & weddings.  Lastly, they tackle reader questions. What’s in this episode: Nick Dominates Light using ‘Boxer’ & ‘Clamshell’ Lighting.  – See the examples below in the show notes. Erica lets us in on her secrets to successful Reception Lighting & gives us a…
  • Photo Taco – Prepping for Travel

    Jeff Harmon
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode Brian McGuckin (host of the Thoughts on Photography Podcast) shares his best tips on how to prepare for a travel photography trip. The post Photo Taco – Prepping for Travel appeared first on Improve Photography.
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    TWIP

  • Your Itinerary 36: Peyton Hale from Landscape to Travel

    Rob
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Peyton Hale is known for his landscape photography, but his work with the Giving Lens over the last few years has turned him into a travel photographer. The post Your Itinerary 36: Peyton Hale from Landscape to Travel appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFix 020: Adobe Mobile Apps + Book Giveaway with Eric Renno

    Jan
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Learn to use Adobe mobile apps, the new Photoshop Mix and Lightroom Mobile, together with Photoshop to make photo corrections, selections, and composites. The post TheFix 020: Adobe Mobile Apps + Book Giveaway with Eric Renno appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Family 005: Jesh De Rox on Going Beyond the Camera Smile

    Jenny
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:03 pm
    In this interview with Jesh De Rox, we talk about what really makes amazing photos. “People often think that photography or getting your picture taken is about the way that you look. But, it’s actually not about the way that you look. It’s about the way that you feel.” How can you go beyond the frozen camera smile to photograph the vivacious child you know and love? The post TWiP Family 005: Jesh De Rox on Going Beyond the Camera Smile appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TT11: Joining the Breed with Melissa Rodwell

    Frederick Van Johnson
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:21 am
    Melissa Rodwell, the force behind a company called Breed. We talk about where that name came from, and how she put the Breed project together. Breed is on the leading edge of on-line eduction for fashion photographers. We discuss her amazing background in photography, where things are today, and where they might go tomorrow. The post TT11: Joining the Breed with Melissa Rodwell appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Canon T6i/750D and T6s/760D

    Doug
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:16 am
    Gordon and Doug look at two new Canon cameras: the Rebel T6i and T6s, also known as the 750D and 760D, respectively. (Yeah, it’s confusing.) The original Rebel was the first under-$1,000 DSLR and now boosted to 24 megapixels, these new models continue as good “above entry level” cameras. Are the additional features in the […] The post Canon T6i/750D and T6s/760D appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Photoflex gets bought out by Promark International Inc.

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Earlier this year we reported on the news that lighting and accessory manufacturer Photoflex had filed for bankruptcy and subsequently closed shop and suspended all sales. Less than three weeks later, Photoflex announced it was opening up shop again, temporarily, while they searched for a potential buyer of the business. Today, Photoflex shared the news many photographers had been hoping for; it’s been purchased by Promark International Inc., a photography conglomerate that also owns Photogenic, Norman, Quantum and other photography brands (pictured below).... (read more)
  • Olympus AIR comes to America: We fall in love instantly!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
        This is the camera that every Micro Four Thirds photographer will want to own! The Olympus AIR is a tiny camera module that uses your smartphone as its viewfinder and user interface, seamlessly bridging the worlds of Micro Four Thirds photography and smartphones, and is the most downright fun camera I've used in at least a decade! OK, saying every MFT photographer is a bit over the top, but I'll stand by "most". With a great price (just $299, body-only), great image quality, and the ability to use any Micro Four Thirds lens... (read…
  • Sony patent details fixed-aperture 28-70mm f/4.0 FE OSS lens

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:16 am
      Sony's current 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 FE OSS lens A recent Sony patent unveils the inner workings of a new 28–70mm f/4.0 OSS FE lens design. Filed back in October of 2013, the patent (translated) displays 13 elements in 9 groups, including one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) element. Also mentioned in the patent is the inclusion of Sony’s OSS (Optical Steady Shot) image stabilization and internal focusing mechanism (4th group in illustration). There aren’t any details on when we might be seeing this lens, if at... (read more)
  • Leica in the final phase of testing its next-gen sensor to fix sensor corrosion issues

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:17 am
    This past December, Leica acknowledged a widespread corrosion issue regarding the CCD sensors and glass covers inside its M9, M9-P, M Monochrom and M-E cameras. Dubbed ‘CCDgate’ by La Vida Leica, Leica promised to replace all cameras with the affected sensor (KAF–18500) and glass (Schott S8612) while working on a developing a long-term solution. The caveat was that all affected cameras would be replaced with the exact same sensor model that was causing the corrosion in the first place. Now, Leica says it’s in the final stages... (read more)
  • Wedding photography workflow tips from Ryan Brenizer

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    As much work goes into a wedding shoot, the most time consuming aspect of any wedding event is post-production. Wedding photographers rarely shoot less than 1,000 images for an event and when it comes to backing up, sorting through, editing and delivering the images, the hours can add up quickly leaving you spending more time at your desk than behind your camera. To help break down the basics of post-production for wedding photography is NYC wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer, who shoots 65 weddings per year on average. In partnership with B&H, Brenizer has... (read more)
 
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  • The Passionate Street Photographer Workshop Vancouver: August 20-25, 2015!

    Steve Simon
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    The Passionate Street Photographer: Vancouver. An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience with Steve Simon Join award-winning street photographer Steve Simon for an unforgettable week of living and breathing photography in beautiful Vancouver. This intimate six-day masterclass (limited to 8 students) will take you on a visual treasure hunt to some of the most interesting and exciting locations in Vancouver. We will explore vibrant, visually rich places and neighborhoods including: Gastown, Stanley Park and English Bay, Chinatown, Granville Island, The Pacific National…
  • The Passionate Photographer Seminar: 10 Steps Toward Becoming Great @ B&H Photo July 21

    Steve Simon
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    I haven’t done one of my Passionate Photographer Workshops in a while but thanks to a special arrangement with B & H Photo, I will be in their event space on July 21st.  This day-long seminar has the potential to get you seeing in a new way and help you find direction and meaning in the work you love to do –to get you to the next level on your way to becoming the photographer you know you can be. Cost is $199 for the day and the class goes from 9:30am and finishes at 6pm with a one-hour break for lunch. We are limited to the first 12 people that sign up. Click here to…
  • The Nikon Manifesto: A Special Transformational Workshop @ B&H Photo July 20, 2015

    Steve Simon
    15 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Through a special arrangement with B& H Photo and their event space I will be doing a very special Nikon transformational workshop on July 20, from 930am to 6pm. The group will be limited to the first 12 people who sign up, at a cost of $199 for the day. You can sign up here. “This is an outstanding workshop, led by a world-class photographer. It is impossible to spend time in a room with Steve Simon and not be inspired to get out there and make great images. I had high expectations and they were exceeded. Steve is very personable, articulate and passionate about photography,…
  • The Passionate Street Photographer Workshop: Student Work May 2015 Edition

    Steve Simon
    6 Jun 2015 | 1:36 pm
    With the second New York City Street Photographers Workshop now history, I prepare for the upcoming workshop which begins June 18th. For added inspiration it was great to see the work of the May participants who all did so well. Bottom line was we worked hard and had a lot of fun as we travelled everywhere in the city during the week, including coverage of the Memorial Parade in Brooklyn, one of the nation’s oldest and it did not disappoint. It was a beautiful and meaningful day. My thanks to everyone who made the week so much fun. So take a look for yourself at the work.
  • The Passing of Beau Biden…

    Steve Simon
    31 May 2015 | 2:56 am
    Like many, I was a shocked to hear about the passing of Beau Biden, son of Vice-President Joe Biden. He was still a young man at 46 which makes the news even sadder. I immediately thought of this picture I made at the 2008 Democratic Convention. The picture stands out to me because I remember thinking that at such a public event, with hundreds if not thousands of photographers covering it and taken from afar with a telephoto lens, this picture had an intimacy that I remembered when I first saw it. It had an impact on me. It was a tender, private moment with thousands watching in person,…
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    Strobist

  • GPP Pop-Up Seattle: Why Go, and What to Expect

    18 Jun 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Several folks have asked for more specifics on the Seattle GPP Pop-Up. So here's the long version.Gulf Photo Plus is widely regarded as one of the best photo weeks... well, anywhere. And deservedly so. Every year, people attend from dozens of countries all over the world.The problem is that GPP is held in Dubai, which is an awful long way for most westerners to travel.But each year Gulf Photo Plus holds a Pop-Up event somewhere other than Dubai. In 2013 they were in London, and in 2014 it was Singapore. This year, for the first time, a GPP Pop-Up is being held in the US. It's scheduled for…
  • On the Road? Backup Without the Bulk-Up

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    I seldom review gadgets these days, but sometimes something is so useful that it's worth telling people about. Such is the case with the SD card-enabled Western Digital My Passport Wireless hard drive.Read more »
  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    UPDATE: Several folks have asked me for more information on the content of the weekend. I can't speak for everyone else, but here is a detailed look at where we are going in my session. -DHI teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

    12 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    So you bit the bullet and spent ~$100 for the stuff needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the UPS guy just dropped onto your dorstep? Where do you start?That is exactly the gap we explore whenever I teach a beginner's lighting class. So today we are going to walk through a "first steps" exercise. Read more »
  • On Assignment: I Got Rhythm

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    I have been photographing dancers for several years now as part of my affiliation with the local arts council. The results were catch-as-catch-can, mostly because of the limitations of flash recycle time, timing, and my not really knowing what to expect from them nor when to expect it. But a little trick I tried last week changed everything. Read more »
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • Luminous Endowment Winners

    Michael Reichmann
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    Winners and New Grant Period Announced Michael Reichmann, together with the Board of The Luminous Endowment for Photographers are pleased to announce The Endowment’s latest grant awards. The Emerging Young Photographer Grant – Jeri Gravlin – UT, USA Grant amount $5,000 The Mylio Grant: Memories and Stories – Jennifer Meyers – Utah, USA Grant amount $2,500 (Due [Read More] The post Luminous Endowment Winners appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Art Of The Photograph, Essential Habits For Stronger Compositions – Book Review

    Michael Williams
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The Art Of The Photograph, Essential Habits For Stronger Compositions By Art Wolfe & Rob Sheppard, Photographs by Art Wolfe Amphoto Books www.amphotobooks.com ISBN 978-0-7704-3316-1 $29.99 In his foreward Dewitt Jones invites the reader to explore what he calls the three critical elements of the book, “the images, Rob’s text, and Art’s stories.” That brief [Read More] The post The Art Of The Photograph, Essential Habits For Stronger Compositions – Book Review appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • A Recommendation

    Michael Reichmann
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    A Recommendation Not a Rant Morten Joergensen is a friend of LuLa’s. He has been expedition leader on several of our Antarctic as well as Arctic expeditions and workshops. Morton has recently published an important book about Polar Bears and their fate, titled Polar Bears on the Edge. It is available both as a paperback as [Read More] The post A Recommendation appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Lu-La Guide to Lightroom CC/6 2015

    Chris Sanderson
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:07 am
    We have published a new set of videos on Lightroom 6, Lightroom CC 2015 and Lightroom Mobile. Kevin Raber and Jeff Schewe go through the features available in the newer editions of Lightroom including LR CC 2015. This wide-ranging video tutorial totalling 3 hours 40 minutes, consists of eighteen videos and includes discussions with Michael Reichmann and [Read More] The post The Lu-La Guide to Lightroom CC/6 2015 appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • A New Perspective On Landscape Photography

    Hougaard Malan
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Landscape photography and a wide-angle lens go together like gin and tonic. It allows the photographer to create immersive depth using relatively small areas of the landscape as a foreground. It converges the lines of land and sky to create a feeling of being pulled into the image by an unexplained force.  Very often, this [Read More] The post A New Perspective On Landscape Photography appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Photo Geekery

    Michael Johnston
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    My head is just exploding with ideas for a "gallery," as I remember one thing or another that I have squirreled away here or there. I use the scare quotes because it wouldn't be a gallery in the conventional sense. It would be more like a 19th century museum, stuffed to the gills with curios and oddities and loads of stuff that would be ultra-cool to deep photo geeks. I've never made a great effort to "collect" in the conventional sense, but I've come across things in my peregrinations through photography that are just too cool to throw away. Moreover, I…
  • Blog Note

    Michael Johnston
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Regular readers might find this hard to believe, but...I'm moving again. I know. Remember Keuka Lake in Upstate New York, in the Finger Lakes region? I've sold my house in Wisconsin, which as you might remember was new to me only last Summer, and bought a small 1880 farmhouse a few hundred feet from Keuka's shores. The closings and the physical move take place late in July. The situation is simple—I can relocate my work easily, and my girlfriend cannot. Neither one of us wanted to face another Winter traveling back and forth. (Delta Airlines stock ought to tick down a tad on…
  • The Photography Critic

    Michael Johnston
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    Lady Eastlake, traditionally considered the first photography critic I have wonderful news for your ongoing photographic education: assuming you haven't already, you can read the entire corpus of one of the earliest critics of photography in one short go. You have only to read "Photography" by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, née Rigby, at A.D. Coleman's website, and Bob's yer uncle. (Er...Barb's yer aunt?) As a bonus, it's quite wonderful. Required reading for every student of the medium. (I first read it as, yup, a student.) Her 1857 essay is the only thing she…
  • Open Mike: Inverted Snobbism

    Michael Johnston
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    I'd like to post up with a brief vote in favor of reverse camera snobbism. That's when the value system is inverted, turned on its ear, such that the prism through which cameras are evaluated is changed to some criterion other than the obvious one. In the case of cameras, it's that good shooters are going to come back with better pictures than people who have better cameras but are worse at using them. This is just snobbism, of course, only of a different kind. It's no more a necessary rule than good camera = good pictures. Still, it's kind of fun. Edward Weston used…
  • 100 Years of Leica

    Michael Johnston
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:19 am
    Or, "Dang I'm Old," Part II. You might want to know that Eyes Wide Open! 100 Years of Leica Photography has finally been published and is shipping. I haven't seen this one yet, but these books are generally very pleasurable—tasty and fun, guilty pleasures, like chocolates to a person with a sweet tooth or catnip to cats. (Here's the UK link. They're almost out.) How would I know if I haven't even seen it? Because I have the one commemorating the 75th anniversary, from 25 years ago. These books are generally treats, not meals, and they're sometimes…
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikonians Academy instructors preparing adventures

    30 Jun 2015 | 6:31 pm
    Our Nikonians Academy instructors are gearing up for photo adventures across the United States as well as the Galapagos Islands in the coming months. The curriculum will be calling on Jim Stamates, Mike Hagen, Michael A. Mariant and Lester Picker to lead some of our most popular adventures.
  • Academy Curriculum heavy on photo adventures through 2015

    23 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has been fine-tuning the curriculum for the coming months and the results is an impressive line-up of the Academy's most popular photo adventures. These adventures cover wildlife, landscape and specialized photography in all parts of the globe.
  • Nikonians Academy adds Sri Lanka to 2016 calendar

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen has added a proven popular photo adventure to next year's schedule. Based on the success of last year's adventure, Lester Picker will be leading another trip to what has been called "the most beautiful island in Asia." The 12-day (11-night) Sri Lanka: Culture and Wildlife photo adventure covers March 12-23, 2016 and is limited to 12 participants.
  • Limited seats for popular Nikonians Academy outings

    9 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is nearly finished with cabin arrangements for his Galapagos Photo Adventure and he's been checking on the overall curriculum for the coming months. The trend he's observed is leaning towards limited seats.This includes the Acadia National Park Photo Adventures as well as Mike's Galapagos trip, the 15th ANPAT in the Fall and Jim Stamates' Grand Teton September excursion.
  • Nikon's Virtual Horizon Feature: Two Great Ways to Use It

    5 Jun 2015 | 5:10 am
    Ernesto Santos shows us ways to photograph leveled images, including images for later stitching for panoramas, faster and more efficiently than when using mechanical means, saving precious time, especially precious when at the golden hours. Read article >>
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • George Eastman House’s historic collection of camera technology named historic landmark

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    Tweet    World’s largest collection of photographic and cinematic technology represents significant scientific achievements, from daguerreotypes to digital … from movie sets to space program  ROCHESTER, N.Y. – George Eastman House’s Technology Collection has been recognized as an Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for its historic significance as the world’s leading collection of photographic and cinematographic technology.The vast collection includes a daguerreotype camera signed by…
  • CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES NEW PIXMA MG3620 WIRELESS INKJET ALL-IN-ONE PRINTER

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Tweet Affordable, Multipurpose Printer Offers Improved Printing Experience with Easier Wi-Fi Setup and Convenient Printing from Compatible Mobile Devices   Melville, n.y., July 1, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the PIXMA MG3620 Wireless1 Inkjet All-in-One (AIO) printer for high-quality photo and document printing. Built with convenience in mind for the everyday home user or college student, this new printer has a simpler Wi-Fi setup than in previous models and includes access to the updated Canon PRINT2 application, a four-color…
  • DxO OpticsPro v10.4.2 supports the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R 

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Tweet Also available, DxO FilmPack v5.1.4 and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.6 are now fully compatible with Adobe Photoshop CC 2015  Paris – July 1, 2015 – DxO, one of the world leaders in digital imaging technology, announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.4.2, DxO FilmPack v5.1.4, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.6 for Mac and Windows. These three updates allow these DxO solutions to support the Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R cameras, and to allow DxO FilmPack 5 and DxO ViewPoint 2 to integrate perfectly with the 2015 edition of Adobe Photoshop CC. Enhanced Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R…
  • Introducing olloclip Studio: an Integrated obile Photography System – Protective Case with mountable Accessory Solutions

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Tweet  olloclip returns to  its community roots to  launch olloclip Studio on Kickstarter Huntington Beach, Calif. – July 1, 2015 – olloclip® is once again advancing the mobile photography world and expanding its product offerings with the introduction of olloclip Studio exclusively on Kickstarter – the same community-driven platform that helpedlaunch its original breakthrough iPhone lens concept worldwide four years ago.    Starting today, anyone can back the development of olloclip Studio on Kickstarter at http://www.olloclip.com/kickstarter. The…
  • PromarkBRANDS Announces Acquisition of Photoflex, Inc.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    Tweet   BARTLETT, IL. – June 30, 2015 — PromarkBRANDS has announced the acquisition of Photoflex, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of lighting tools serving the photography, video and film industries. Together, PromarkBRANDS and Photoflex will bring greater focus to delivering high quality and industry-defining lighting solutions for photographers of all skill levels.   Ken Orlando, PromarkBRANDS President, said “We are very excited to add Photoflex lighting products to our extensive family of photographic brands. Photoflex has distribution in over 60…
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    Photofocus

  • Using Lightroom Mobile to Share Photos From Your Computer

    Nicole S. Young
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    When I travel, I like to share photos from my trip on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Typically I will share one or two photos per day, depending on how much down-time I have and also whether or not I have Internet or data on my phone. But here’s the thing: I am usually creating more than one or two photos per day that I would like to share! Because I am an avid Lightroom user, my solution has been to start using Lightroom Mobile as “storage” for the overflow photos that I don’t get around to sharing during my trip, so that I can post them later on. The basics are…
  • Photo Methodology | Fiery Skies at Balanced Rock

    Brian Matiash
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    After working on a photo from Arches National Park in Episode #2 of Photo Methodology, I thought it’d be fun to keep the trend going. This time, we’re going to focus on the geological wonder called Balanced Rock. According to Wikipedia, the rock that is delicately balanced atop its base sits at 55 feet high and is as long as three school buses. You really need to stand right next to it to appreciate its feat of physics. It seems as if it is going to topple over any minute. Once you park your car in the designated parking area, it’s easy enough to follow walking paths that…
  • Sometimes One Of The Best Shots Is Behind You

    scottbourne
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    PhotoByScottBourne – Fuji X-T1, Fuji 16-56 f/2.8 lens, converted in MacPhun Tonality Pro “Turn around!” That’s what the little voice in my head that runs the photography part of my brain always reminds me to do. “Turn around!” Sometimes one of the best shots is behind you. But it takes discipline to remember to do this. Especially when you’re at one of the singularly most photogenic places in all of Grand Teton National Park, i.e, Schwabacher’s Landing. The photo at the top of this page is the photo I got right after the one I shot below. But the only reason I got the shot…
  • Mind Your Own Business — Special Projects and Social Media with Don Komarechka

    Richard Harrington
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe. It starts at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.  Note: We’ll be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers Plan to one lucky winner who’s in attendance.  You must attend the live hangout in order to win. Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Don Komarechka. Don is well-known on social media and for self-publishing his own book two years ago, Sky Crystals, the art of photographing snowflakes. On this hangout…
  • Printing is the Lost Art of Photography

    Pamela Ann Berry
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Why are prints are so important? Printing is a part of many photographers business or workflow that can be improved. Most of us don’t know how to print or even understand the basics of printing. Sure, the ease of going from one screen to another is often easy, while figuring out how to print at the right size and the right output can be daunting. Why Print? Printing can bring another level to your photography and client base. Prints obviously do not require hard drives, cloud storage, or a powered on device to view.  A print is a tangible item that people can cherish for years. Photos…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Haoming Wang: Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival

    Chance
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Winter Magic is the Blue Mountain’s highest profile and most anticipated annual event. The Blue Mountains is New South Wales’ inaugural City of the Arts, and Katoomba is the heart of that city. It is the weekend when artists, musicians, dancers, drummers, choirs, stalls, and community take over one of Australia’s most famous towns. During [...]
  • Tom Tautz: An Island Against The Light

    Leica Internet Team
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Born in 1975 in Wolfsburg, Germany,Tom Tautz, is the son of two successful advertising photographers. Not surprisingly he has a natural affinity for the visual arts but he didn’t really take up photography seriously until he had left home. By an amazing combination of innate talent and good of good luck he became the CEO [...]
  • DER GREIF: A Reflection from Esther Mathis

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    Leica Camera is pleased to announce a cooperation with DER GREIF, a print and online magazine for photography and literature, on the Leica Camera blog. Below is the next in this series featuring a guest blog post by Esther Mathis. Esther works with the core principle of photography – time. She thus enlarges her photographic language by [...]
  • DER GREIF: An Interview with Roger Eberhard

    Leica Internet Team
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:08 am
    Leica Camera is pleased to announce a cooperation with DER GREIF, a print and online magazine for photography and literature, on the Leica Camera blog. Below is the first of this series featuring an interview of Roger Eberhard. Roger Eberhard is a Swiss photographer and publisher. Many of his photo series have been published as books. [...]
  • Aaron C. Greenman: Our Waterloo

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    “This morning [June 22] I went to visit the field of battle, which is a little beyond the village of Waterloo, on the plateau of Mont-Saint-Jean; but on arrival there the sight was too horrible to behold. I felt sick in the stomach and was obliged to return. The multitude of carcasses, the heaps of [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • Cineasy Touch Solves Sony a7 series, a6000 Record Button Problem

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Simple is good. And in spite of its unfortunate name, the Cineasy Touch is a simple solution to that confounded record button. I love the Sony a6000 [B&H | Amazon] – it’s the camera that convinced me to switch from decades of Canon body upgrades and L-glass up the whazoo to mirrorless – but the record button is a pain in the butt. Right: in the overall scheme of human experience, this is not exactly a big deal. Still, it IS annoying on a shoot. planet5D reader Tom Altman’s Cineasy Touch is this generation’s equivalent of the soft touch release button designed specifically to…
  • Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more on DSLR FILM NOOB podcast

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Via Deejay Scharton @DSLR Film Noob: Mitch from planet5D.com joins me to discuss the Zoom F8, Audio-technica system 10, Instamic, the Tokina 24-70mm f2.8, the Z-Camera, and more. You can find the show notes here. You can find the show on itunes here, Soundcloud, or under the podcast tab above. You can also leave questions on reddit at r/dslr. Find out more! On itunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dslr-film-noob-podcast/id955926668?mt=2 On soundcloud: soundcloud.com/deejay-scharton On dslrfilmnoob.com: www.dslrfilmnoob.com/category/podcast/ You can find planetMitch on www.planet5D.com You can…
  • Book Your Tickets Now! – Visionary Moviemaker Vince LaForet Coming to Sydney & Melbourne Late July

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    Get in fast! Don’t delay! Book your tickets NOW! Vince LaForet is coming to Australia for two two-day seminars, one in Sydney July 18-19 and the other in Melbourne July 25-26. Day one of each will be a lecture, day two will be a hands-on workshop and both components are based on his sold-out Directing Motion tour of 32 cities across the USA in 2014. After just day one of the seminar on the art of camera movement, says Mr LaForet, “I guarantee that you will never be able to look at film in the same way again.” Day two will put all that theory and inspiration into practice by shooting a…
  • Zacuto to Ship Gratical X, ½ Price Little Brother to Gratical HD, in July

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:46 am
    We spoke with Zacuto at NAB about what they were then calling the Zacuto “Eye.” Now that the renamed Gratical X is almost here, the picture comes into sharper focus. It might be better to think of the Gratical X not as the little brother to the well-dressed Gratical HD ($3,100 at B&H and Amazon), but instead its naked fraternal twin: by removing the software functions of the HD (e.g., focus peaking, false color, LUT support) while retaining identical optics (1280×1024), Zacuto has brought the entry price of the line down by 47%, to $1,650. Very smart move: by relying on the…
  • 8k? Really? Where Can You See Footage Online in 8k? YouTube!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Usual Scenario You’re sitting in front of your computer, exporting out the final version of your short film. You’ve slaved over the lighting, framing and composition of each take, ignoring the impatient huffs and puffs from the actors and crew. You carefully graded each clip to take advantage of every bit of resolution, missing deadline’s because you weren’t fully satisfied with the film. Finally, yes finally,the render is complete! You go online only to find that no one is capable of displaying your 8K film! I’m sure most, NAY, all of you have experienced this frustration.
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    PMA Newsline

  • Olympus improves phone photography with AIR add-on lens-cam

    Paul Worthington
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    Olympus says its Air A01 camera delivers SLR image quality to your mobile device. The camera has a 16-megapixel sensor and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount — but no display. Images are composed using a touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet, with which the Air communicates via WiFi. Unlike the iPhone add-on announced by […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Kodak Professional Keepsakes Collections & Creations

    Paul Worthington
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:13 pm
    At the Kodak Professional Pro Lab Workshop in June, Kodak Alaris unveiled the Kodak Professional Keepsakes Collections & Creations (KC2) software which has been more than a year in development. KC2 enables professional labs and photographers to prepare, present, and produce content to new revenue streams. In this episode of the PMA Podcast, Chris Van […]
  • “Vertical Street View” goes up El Capitan

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:46 pm
    From the comfort of your office chair, now you can see what it’s like to climb the world’s most iconic rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan. Google’s latest in-depth “Street View” project followed climbers 3,000 feet up the mass of granite, and yields an immersive panoramic experience. Google says it’s “our first-ever vertical Street View collection.” They […]
  • Throw this camera into a bad situation

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Afraid of what lurks around the corner? Throw this camera in ahead of you. The Explorer was invented at MIT a few years ago — and it’s now being sold by the Boston-based spin-off firm commercializing the idea, Bounce Imaging. The softball-sized tactical sphere is equipped with multiple cameras and LED lights inside its rubber […]
  • Updated thermal camera boosts resolution

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:41 pm
    The new thermal imaging accessory for smartphones from Flir Systems is smaller than its predecessor, and provides four times the resolution. The $250 Flir One plugs into an iOS or Android device to see heat and accurately measure temperature variations smaller than a tenth of a degree. It enables a host of practical applications, the […]
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  • Olympus Brings the Olympus Air to the US

    William Chambers
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:05 am
    Back in February of this year, Olympus announced a new Micro Four Thirds "camera" in Japan, labeled the Olympus Air. What essentially looks like a lens from a distance, the Air (aka A01) is basically a Micro Four Thirds camera stuffed into a small barrel, which houses the mount, sensor, processor, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth radios, etc. However, there is no LCD or viewfinder. That's up to your smartphone or tablet. To learn more, check out our updated Olympus Air (A01) preview. Below is the official press release from Olympus. olympus AIR™ A01 DELIVERS OM-DIMAGE QUALITY IN A smart device with…
  • Samsung Adds New Firmware for the NX500 and NX1

    William Chambers
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    Firmware Version 1.10 for the Samsung NX500 provides significant improvements, including faster autofocus in a variety of lighting conditions, and more detail in 4K videos by increasing the bit rate for capture to up to 70 Megabits per Second. They've also enhanced 1080P video quality by using a larger area of the sensor. Still Photo Enhancements: Improvements to the overall Auto Focus: Enhanced AF performance in low light condition Enhanced AF performance in backlit and spot light Enhanced AF performance in the corners when utilizing 16-50mm PZ lens Enhanced Face Detection AF performance…
  • Just Published: Our Nikon D5500 DSLR Review

    William Chambers
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:16 am
    Our hands on review of Nikon's new D5500 DSLR is now live. The D5500 is a mid-level DSLR that is aimed at those looking to upgrade from their point-n-shoot to a more capable camera, or those who have an entry-level DSLR and want to get into a body with a bit more power and performance; without spending thousands of dollars in the process. The D5500 offers an appealing feature set, which is packed into a relatively small frame when compared to similar models in this category. Check out our hands on Nikon D5500 review to learn all about it.
  • Just Published: Our Nikon Coolpix P610 Mega-zoom Review

    William Chambers
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    For those looking for a travel camera, or one that can be used to capture just about any situation you may find yourself in, you'll want to check out our latest hands on review of Nikon's Coolpix P610. This "compact" mega-zoom or bridge camera offers an amazing 60x optical zoom lens, which covers an equivalent focal range of 24 - 1440mm. This is a zoom range that is not matched by many cameras on the market today. To help keep things steady, Nikon included a Dual Detect Vibration Reduction system, which they claim offers up to 5 stops of VR correction. Other appealing features include…
  • Canon Launches New Prosumer Camera: the PowerShot G3 X

    William Chambers
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Canon has just announced a new top-of-the-line PowerShot model for their G-series of prosumer digicams; the PowerShot G3 X. Sitting alongside the G1 X, the G3 X offers some impressive features, that will appeal to advanced amateurs, or even professional photogs. These include a 1-inch CMOS image sensor with 20.2-megapixels (the same sensor used in the G7 X), a 24-600mm (equivalent) power zoom lens with 5-axis Intelligent Image Stabilization, a fast f/2.8-5.6 variable aperture range, full 1080/60p video in .MP4 format, a powerful DIGIC 6 processor, and a 3.2" tilting touchscreen LCD with 1.62…
 
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  • Bending the Light

    A Photo Editor
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Rent Bending The Light on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bendingthelight/125079271
  • The Daily Edit – Ben Miller: Edward Magazine

    Heidi Volpe
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    EdwardMag.com Photographer:Ben Miller What niche do you see this publication fulfilling? I had been toying with the idea of this magazine for a couple of years, and when my daughter was born last year, I knew I finally had to do something. Its really concerning that we put unrealistic beauty expectations on our young women through ridiculous levels of retouching and body warping, so I wanted to start a fashion magazine to help change that. EDWARD features all natural, un-retouched models in raw, beautiful editorials. It highlights amazing styles and gives our daughters something to aspire to…
  • The Daily Promo: Joshua Scott

    Heidi Volpe
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:06 am
      Joshua Scott Who printed it? The card was from Modern Postcard, www.modernpostcard.com and the screen wipes are from www.4allpromos.com. Who designed it? Yee Wong at 52kilo, www.52kilo.com Who edited the images? Did it come with images? I edited the images myself along with input from my agents Katie and Kristy at K2 Creative Management, www.k2creativemanagement.com The screen wipes did not come with images. I shot all images. How many did you make? About 250. I think that was the minimum order allowed for the screen wipes. How many times a year do you send out promos? I try to…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Yusuf Sevinçli

    Jonathan Blaustein
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. ”Tis some midnight visitor,’ I muttered, ‘rapping at my chamber door. Only this, and nothing more.'” Edgar Allen Poe, “The Raven,” as I remember it from 7th grade You never know what will stick in your head. Some things stick that we’d rather not, like an image of James Foley getting…
  • Art Producers Speak: Eli Meir Kaplan

    Suzanne Sease
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    We emailed Art Buyers and Art Producers around the world asking them to submit names of established photographers who were keeping it fresh and up-and-comers who they are keeping their eye on. If you are an Art Buyer/Producer or an Art Director at an agency and want to submit a photographer anonymously for this column email: Suzanne.sease@verizon.net Anonymous Art Buyer: I nominate Eli Meir Kaplan because we love his editorial style of shooting. And from a producers standpoint, he is so easy to work with, gets along great and totally connects with our art directors, clients love him, and he…
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  • Nikon F3 camera was used to shoot the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie

    [NR] admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
        Ron Volmershausen published another interesting video showing how the guys at ILM used a stock-standard Nikon F3 to film parts of the mine car chase scene in the Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom movie. The film registration system within the F3 proved to be so accurate for the stop-motion filming, that the only modification required for the film transport mechanism was a slowing down by 1/3 the speed of the MD-4 motorized winder. Here is the video: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on…
  • New material added to nikkor.com website

    [NR] admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Nikon published several new updates on their nikkor.com website: → New article on the AI Nikkor 18mm f/4 wide-angle lens → Two new "Philosophy of Nikkor" videos → New video from the Nikkor Motion Gallery series: Night life by Wriggles & Robins Related posts: New Nikkor.com website 1 Nikkor 32mm f/1.2 lens listed on Nikon USA website, we should be very close to the release date Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.8G website now removed from Nikon Imaging
  • Price and first picture of the new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens

    [NR] admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 am
    The Japanese price for the new AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens will be 1.16 million yen (tax included) or around $9,500. In the US the current 500mm f/4 version is priced at $8,295. My guess is that the new 500mm lens will costs around $8,999 in the US. This is the first picture of the new Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-80mm f/2.8-4E ED VR lens and few additional details: DX format Lightweight Electromagnetic diaphragm Nano Crystal coating ED glass Fluorine coating VR up to four stops Japanese price: 120,000 yen (incl. tax) or around $980 (US price will probably be $899) Shipping in Japan…
  • Possible Nikon announcement this week

    [NR] admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:28 am
    I believe Nikon will have an official announcement this week. I have not confirmed it yes, but most likely we will see the three new Nikkor lenses I already mentioned yesterday. The Nikkor 16-80mm f/2.8-4G DX N lens will not be cheap and gives some new hopes for the Nikon DX product line. 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’s announcement next week could also be for a new high-end Coolpix camera Nikon announcement this week Watch out for Coolpix…
  • Last few Nikon Coolpix A cameras still available at $399

    [NR] admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:51 pm
    I believe those are the last new Nikon Coolpix A cameras currently available at $399 from an authorized Nikon reseller on eBay. All other major stores are already out of stock. 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 announced new compact cameras in Japan: Coolpix S3600, Coolpix S6800 and Coolpix L30 Six new Nikon Coolpix cameras New low price: refurbished Nikon Coolpix A camera for $329
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  • The Canon XC10 is Now Shipping

    Canon Rumors
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    We’ve received word from various places that the Canon XC10 camcorder has begun shipping, LensRentals.com received a whole pile of them today, and should start renting them fairly soon. B&H Photo still lists availability as July 15, 2015, but we expect that to change. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor UltraHD 4K at Read more...
  • Canon Releases Recommended Lenses List for EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Canon has released their list of recommended lenses according to The-Digital-Picture. Notable omissions from the list are the EF 35mm f/1.4L, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, TS-E 45mm f/2.8 and EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS. Oddly enough, all of these lenses are on the “to-be-replaced” soon list (“soon” is always a relative term Read more...
  • Tamron Product Advisory for Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:49 pm
    A notice regarding compatibility issues with the EOS 5Ds and the EOS 5DsR, and availability of firmware update service (JUNE 2015) Dear users and potential purchasers of Tamron interchangeable lenses for Canon. Thank you for being a valued customer of Tamron products. We have learned that the AF functions of the following interchangeable lenses for Canon Read more...
  • Sigma Product Advisory for EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Sigma issued a service notice (from Sigma Japan) regarding a Live View issue withthe Canon EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R camera bodies and some Sigma zoom lenses. Phenomenon When the Live View Mode button on the camera body is pressed, the operation stops without displaying images on the rear LCD monitor. More Information If your lens was updated Read more...
  • Did Sigma Beat Canon to an f/2 Zoom? [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    We’re told that Sigma may have beaten Canon to the market with an f/2 zoom for full frame cameras. We’ve been told over the years that Canon was working on a zoom lens faster than f/2.8, but nothing had ever come of it. We’re now being told that Canon has been working on a wide Read more...
 
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  • 7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers

    Prathap DK
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a beginner photographer, I was swaying around too much at times not knowing what was good and what was not. It took me several years, and countless hours, to really understand the right path and to focus my energy on the right techniques. If this sounds familiar to you, then here are seven incredible tips that will help relieve you of the dilemma a beginner faces in photography. Note: These tips are in no way comprehensive but are definitely a good starting point 1. Buy an Affordable Camera One of the biggest mistakes you could do is to invest all your savings to buy expensive gear. It…
  • dPS Mid Year Sale – 7 Hot Deals In 7 Days

    Darren Rowse
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    For some of us it’s summer time,  for most of us it’s the middle of the year, for all of us it’s time for a huge dPS sale! If you’ve been a Digital Photography School reader for a while, you probably already know about our huge end of year sale (prepareations are already under way for this year’s). But last year we ran a mid year sale too – and it was so popular with readers – it’s back! See the sale page here for each deal as it goes live. For the next 7 days we’ll share with you a special offer on some of our own products as well as…
  • 5 Tips That Will Make Your Food Photos Stand out from the Crowd

    Nicole Branan
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Food photography may be more popular now than ever before. The blogosphere is exploding with pictures of food, and social media sites like Pinterest and Instagram are flooding you with never-ending streams of food photos 24/7. Creating food images that stand out in this massive sea of content is a difficult task. Here are five tips to help you get your food photos noticed. #1 Don’t be afraid of shadows Shadows make a scene look realistic, give your food texture, and create mood, so don’t hesitate to make them part of your food photo. To create nice, dark shadows let your light fall onto…
  • Writer’s Favorite Lens: Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    One of the primary reasons I built my mirrorless kit with Olympus gear, was their wide array of high quality lenses. From fast primes to convenient zooms, they have all of the important focal lengths covered. It wasn’t until I picked up the Olympus Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 however that I really experienced the true potential of this micro four thirds system. Since purchasing the lens a few months ago, it has rarely left my camera body. Not only are the optics incredible, but it features many surprising benefits. Here are some of the main reasons it has become my favorite lens. Image Quality…
  • 7 Tips for Better Skyline Photography

    Richard Schneider
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Reminder: now until July 7th (AUS EST) the Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks eBook is on 50% off at Snapndeals. When we talk about cityscape photography, one of the most basic and trademark shots is the full skyline; the artificial horizon, made of buildings and towers jutting up and down into the sky above. Skylines can be jagged and coarse, or faint and smooth, often depending on the nature of the city itself. Follow these tips for better skyline photography: 1. Find a Good Vantage Point Outside the City To find the city, escape it. One surefire way to capture a city skyline…
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    DigiCamReview.com

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review

    Itai Danan
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II refines the performance of its predecessor by improving on key aspects. Its 16 megapixels Four-Thirds CMOS sensor is paired with an improved 5-axis image-stabilization system which lets it produce a 40 megapixel Super-Resolution image by combining 8 precisely aligned images. A new processor and faster shutter allow it to shoot at 10 FPS and up to 1/16000s shutter-speeds to freeze action. Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Read on to find how what the improvements are capable of.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Reviews

    Joshua
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is out, with a 16 megapixel sensor, 5-axis image stabilisation, FullHD video recording, microphone socket, vari-angle tilting swivelling touch-screen, 10-11fps continuous shooting, a super quiet shutter, live composite mode (very cool!), Wi-Fi, and a 40 megapixel shooting mode as well. It’s available in silver or black for £899 body only. It’s been reviewed by a number of people, with detailed reviews available at ePHOTOzine.com, Robin Wong, DigitalRev (Video), The Phoblographer, Nicholas Goodden (who went on to buy it), SteveHuffPhoto Part 1, Part…
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review

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

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

    Itai Danan
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The Nikon D750 just had a review published at Neocamera.This professional DSLR has a 24 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor paired with a fast EXPEED 4 processor. Its autofocus system features Phase-Detect at 51 points and is sensitive down to -3 EV, making it one of the most sensitive AF systems around. The D750 starts a new line of high-end DSLRs, one which is aimed at videographers and attempts to deliver high-quality for stills and video. It can capture the former at 6.5 FPS and the latter at full 1080p and up to 60 FPS. Just like its siblings, the D750 offers a 100% coverage viewfinder and…
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  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: June 23 (2015): new Tokina 24-70mm f2.8 (C/N) SLR lens… new Sigma 24-35mm f2 SLR lens…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    28 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera
  • New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

    1001nc
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    UPDATE (MAY 18 in 2015): Something looks different? YES!!! After a month, I finally replaced the mega-font-bold-o-sprawling default 2015 WordPress Theme with a more suitable one! This will be adjusted in the next few days and evolve as this main blog evolves. This is a simple self-explanatory theme, but if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment or use the online contact form or le Twitter. In parallel, we also updated the WordPress Theme of the Camera Deals blog to something even more compact and readable. Both of these themes are responsive, so they will…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    15 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: May 17 at 4:51am ET in 2015 + black manufacturer refurbished Nikon D3100 body only for $200 at Adorama + Panasonic 20mm f1.7 II lens (silver or black) with 4% rewards, 3yr spills/drops warranty at Adorama + Olympus E-M5 (first generation) with 14-42mm in different colors for…
  • Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

    1001nc
    1 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form… ************************* 2015 ***************************…
 
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    Digital ProTalk

  • Let's Make A Difference In A Child's Life and Pick Up A "Ton" of Training Videos, E-Books, Actions & Presets At The Same Time! Last Call–14 Hours Left!

    David Ziser
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
      This Summer’s educational opportunity of a lifetime is over just 14 hours from now! Hi Everybody, I shot out a quick email last Sunday evening telling you about an absolutely fantastic opportunity to pick up 100's of training videos, eBooks, over 825 Presets and Actions, 6 full 1 year subscriptions, and much more PLUS help children in need at the same time. If you didn’t receive it let me fill you in now. Tell Me What’s All Included? These bundled resources cover a wide range of photographic topics - Lighting, Photoshop, Posing, Weddings, Nature Photography, just to name a…
  • Summer's Ultimate Photography Bundle is Happening NOW! - Only 3 Days Left!

    David Ziser
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:02 am
    OK gang - here is the back story of one of the most fabulous photographic educational/value offers EVER!  I get a call from one of my buddies over at Think-11, a major player in many things photographic – training, actions, gear, etc. They tell me they plan to put together the BIGGEST offer EVER for photographers wanting to take their photography to the next level with 100's of  hours of training videos, eBooks, and over 825 Presets an Actions, 6 full 1 Year subscriptions, and more from over 30 of the industry's best photographers and trainers. First let me say - I was honored by…
  • ”Surf City”

    David Ziser
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:19 am
    ”Surf City©David A. Ziser I made this image a few days after a long 90  minute walk down the beach.  My final destination was a little beach restaurant named Zipper’s.  It’s quite popular with the surfers that make their annual pilgrimage to San Jose del Cabo for the fine surfing ways.  In fact, this weekend is the annual Los Cabos Open of Surf competition [link] with takes place right at the world famous Zipper’s beach. Just as I was making my way from the beach up to the restaurant, I had to pause briefly for this “surfer dude” to pass by.  The moment…
  • Hurricane Blanca–The White Fury!!! We Survived!!!

    David Ziser
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Good Morning Everybody, As most of you know LaDawn and I have been hanging out in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico for the last few months. Somewhat sadly, we actually head for home in just a week.  Our stay has been wonderful over the last several weeks -  but in just the last few days we have experienced quite an adventure. Anyone listening to the news this past weekend surely heard about the category 4 hurricane named Blanca heading for Cabo San Lucas and the Baja peninsula.  Uhhhhh, that would be directly towards us!                  …
  • Life Is Good! & PPN Summer Meeting Happening June 28-29, 2015-test

    David Ziser
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Just doing a quick check in with everyone. I have to tell you, life is good. LaDawn and I are back in Mexico for two more weeks enjoying the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, sand, and sea breezes. It’s been a great trip again this year. The image below is our terrace view about every morning – breathtaking! I head back home temporarily to photograph an event for some of my very favorite clients this weekend – a B’nai Mitzvah of two very beautiful young ladies. I’ve been working with the family for over 15 years.  It will be fun to see all the family…
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    Buy-n-Shoot

  • Leica Q Digital Camera

    15 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    Leica Camera AG, presents the first of a new line of digital compact cameras, Leica Q. With a full-frame sensor and a particularly high-speed, classic focal length prime lens, the Leica Q stands out due to its fast and intuitive handling. Its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens makes it ideal for available light situations and has an angle of view that reproduces scenes with natural perspectives and...
  • Leica Summilux-M 28mm F/1.4 Asph Lens

    5 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    With the Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH., Leica Camera expands the lens portfolio of the Leica M-System with a new high-speed wide-angle lens. This is the first Leica M lens ever to combine an initial aperture of f/1.4 with the popular 28 mm standard focal length. This makes it ideal not only for photojournalism, but also for architecture and landscapes and in all lighting situations. The fast initial aperture...
  • Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G7 Digital Camera

    26 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Panasonic has unveiled the new LUMIX DMC-G7, which offers stunning 4K video, and exciting new 4K Photo modes that mean you never miss capturing that once in a lifetime moment. Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic, said: “The technology we are introducing today makes missing the moment a thing of the past. We’ve all experienced pressing the shutter button...
  • Panasonic HX-A1 Action Camera

    26 May 2015 | 9:24 pm
    The Panasonic HX-A1 action camera is wearable, compact and tough – ideal for recording dynamic point-of-view video in rugged outdoor situations, including capturing night vision in total darkness. Doug Campbell, Senior Product Manager, Imaging, Panasonic Australia, said: “The HX-A1 is built for action. Its cylindrical shape and lightweight 45g form factor means it’s truly...
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition Camera

    21 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Olympu is pleased to announce a limited edition version of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II camera. The new OM-D E-M5 Mark II Limited Edition model is painted with a unique titanium colour that pays homage to the classic OM-3Ti 35mm SLR film camera. Sold in a kit together with specially designed accessories, a small production of 7,000 kits will be on sale globally from June 2015. The OM-D E-M5...
 
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • Aperture Settings and Techniques Part II

    Karsten Monroe
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Now that you know what aperture is and how it works, let’s experiment with some aperture settings and basic photography techniques for popular niches. Whether you want to achieve a more intense, powerful portrait or a more in-focus flower photograph, we have prepared useful and simple guidelines for you to follow. Aperture Settings and Photo Techniques for Expressive Portraits In order to get expressive portraits, photographers usually focus on the subject creating a shallow depth of field. If you want to concentrate the attention on your model, and achieve a more diffused background,…
  • Light and Shadow: Two Powerful Photography Tools

    Greta Jacobs
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    Quality photography relies heavily on light. The very meaning of the word “photography” underlines the importance of finding the perfect lighting balance, as it stems from two Greek words: “phos” (meaning light) and “graphis” (which translates into drawing). But despite the fact that most photographers would argue endlessly over the fact that lighting is everything, there is exquisite creative potential in the lack of this highly praised element. Though often overlooked, shadows can only exist in the presence of light. Oxymoronic, I know, but light would be nothing were it not for…
  • Aperture Settings and Techniques Part I

    Karsten Monroe
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    One of the most important things in photography is having a strong knowledge of the basic techniques. That is why we have chosen to approach the use of aperture settings for various types of photographic results, from expressive portraits to beautiful landscape pictures. This post reflects the first part of our promise and focuses mainly on the meaning and importance of aperture techniques. The second part of this topic will show you how you can experiment with different aperture settings for different photography niches. Stay with us to learn more about choosing the aperture and using your…
  • Street Photography Projects You Should Take a Look at

    Geta Movila
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    Whether they document everyday life or major events, street photography projects are challenging and sometimes socially-engaged. Street photographs are powerful mediums dealing with and showcasing human condition at a certain point in time. Experts make a distinction, though, between street photography and documentary photography, the second one overlapping with photojournalism. Documentary photographers often deal with complex  sociological and political aspects. Street photographers, on the other hand, are simply inspired by urban environments and public spaces. Most of street photography…
  • Pet Photography Tips & Tricks

    Greta Jacobs
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:00 am
    As fun as it may look like, pet photography can be a tough nut to crack. Apart from having the appropriate equipment and skill, it takes a bit more of patience and genuine care for your models. Don’t worry! We are here to provide you with special tips and ideas on how to create the best pet photo shooting atmosphere. Dealing with the technical side of the story is equally important, so make sure you stop our useful camera settings and tricks. Let’s get started! Pet Photography Tips for a Relaxed Photo Shooting Pets are like little kids. They need careful attention and a nice, clean…
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    The DogBlog :: Photographer Eric Doggett

  • 100 Things I’ve Learned about Photography in 10 Years, Part III

    eric
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:08 am
      Note: this is the final post in my 3-part series titled “100 Things I’ve Learned about Photography in 10 Years”. You can catch part 1 here and part 2 here. I hope you’ve enjoyed this series. Today it’s time for... -
  • 100 Things I’ve Learned about Photography in 10 Years, Part II

    eric
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
      Note: this is the second in my 3-part series titled “100 Things I’ve Learned about Photography in 10 Years”. You can catch part 1 here. I hope you enjoyed part one of this multi-part post! Today I was having a conversation... -
  • 100 Things I’ve Learned about Photography in 10 Years

    eric
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Note: Part II is posted here. It’s taken me 10 years to write this post. Well, not exactly. More like a few weeks. But it comes from a decade of experience. 10 years ago this month, my son Brandon was born. That was the month that I started... -
  • The Art Wall Project

    eric
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    The post The Art Wall Project appeared first on Eric Doggett Studios. -
  • How To Organize Photos in the New Year

    eric
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    So we are off and running in the new year. Hopefully we’ll all be taking a lot of great photos this year whether they are of friends, family, or as part of our business. I thought then that it might be helpful to share how I organize photos in... -
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Error Code C:31:40

    27 Jun 2015 | 6:40 am
    Yesssss! Ich habs auch gemacht und viele verloren geglaubte videos sind gerettet! I did it too... and many videos I thoght I had lost are saved. Thanks to the . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:19 am
    Wow!! You are awesome. I too was about to pitch the camera. I read your suggestion and tried the "tap" trick and now it works!! I am so excited to have it wo . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Fixed FujiFilm FinePix T by Tapping

    24 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    I tried the recommended tapping methods several times with my (virtually new)Fujifilm Finepix T and eventually, after a couple of fairly sharp taps on the table . . . Category: Digital Camera: Fuji
  • Sony DSC-F717 shows black screen

    16 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    These cases are called PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE. Consumers should fight this crime fiercely. Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • driver for Gigaware VGA PC Camera

    10 Jun 2015 | 3:37 am
    That ISO install CD that someone uploaded doesn't even read or mount. Great work, thanks for wasting my time. Category: WebCam
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Canon PowerShot G3 X

    22 Jun 2015 | 9:50 am
    Canon PowerShot G3 X superzoom camera : The PowerShot G3 X is Canon’s first superzoom compact camera to feature a 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS sensor. The camera delivers stunning image quality, whether you have a passion for stills or video, and helps you reach new levels of creativity never before seen in a compact camera. Merging Canon’s first class optics, a versatile 25x optical zoom range, and DSLR-levels of manual control, the PowerShot G3 X gives you the freedom to get closer to subjects as you travel, explore and shoot on the move. Ideal for stunning nature shots, or capturing…
  • LG G4

    19 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    LG G4 smartphone : LG unveiled its eagerly anticipated LG G4 smartphone. With the G4, LG focused on delivering comfortable elegance, a great visual experience and a human-centric user experience. The LG G4 camera features a rare-in-smartphones F1.8 aperture lens which allows 80 percent more light to hit the image sensor than in the LG G3. The innovative camera module is paired with the new IPS Quantum Display that is better in every way than the innovative Quad HD display introduced to the world in the LG G3. The LG G4 embodies human sensibility that is clearly visible in its Slim Arc…
  • Pentax K-3 II

    6 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Pentax K-3 II SLR camera : Ricoh Imaging is pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax K-3 II digital SLR camera. The new flagship model of the Pentax K-series delivers exceptionally high-resolution images supported by state-of-the-art technologies including an enhanced shake reduction system - the most highly effective in the K series - and a newly developed super-resolution technology; the Pixel Shift Resolution System. Following in the footsteps of the award winning Pentax K-3, this new camera is designed to be compact and maneuverable, the Pentax K-3 II offers easy operation and a swift…
  • 4K Video recording with the Nikon 1 J5

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Nikon 1 J5 4K video features : From action-packed Full HD footage to colourful 4K travelogues and smooth time-lapse movies, the new Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera is your perfect 4k video partner. Aside from 4K movies, you can shoot Full HD video at 1080/60p and harness the camera’s speed to record exquisite slow-motion (120-fps) HD movie clips. The phenomenally fast Nikon 1 hybrid autofocus system with quick and accurate phase-detection AF ensures smooth video action with precision subject tracking. E-VR (electronic Vibration Reduction) keeps your footage sharp, even when filming at full…
  • Sony 4k Handycam camcorder

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam camcorder : The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony’s Handycam camcorder range, combining Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation, versatile manual operation and striking 4k video features in a compact body - all at a great price. Building upon the successful introduction of the FDR-AXP33 in early 2015, the Sony FDR-AX33 gives further choice to consumers who are looking to capture their precious memories in 4K. Both Sony camcorders allow easy viewing of content via the supplied HDMI cable on a 4K TV but for those users who wish to share their movies…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Photoshop World Payment Plan Announced

    Perry Lawrence
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:41 am
    KelbyOne (parent company to Photoshop World) announced today two multi-payment plans for Photoshop World in Las Vegas. With the two-payment option, attendees will get a subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography annual plan. With the three-pay option, attendees will get a ticket to a Rock ‘n Roll After-Hours Party with the band, Rebel Soul. Click on the links below for more info.
  • After Effects – Staying Organized

    Daniel
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    From bins to media managing your project files, stay organized in Adobe After Effects.
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 3

    Daniel
    21 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding motion to the 3rd installment of this lower third creation series—made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 2

    Daniel
    20 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 1

    Daniel
    19 May 2015 | 10:49 am
    Join Daniel as we go through adding a lower third creation — made totally in After Effects, no outside programs!
 
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    Photojojo

  • Tip-Top Tips for Shooting Fireworks

    Erin
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    With the 4th of July fast approaching, you’re probably already searching for the best ways to shoot them ‘werks. We’ve got you covered here with a few quick ‘n dirty tips and an excellent article covering more depth. Quick Tips Prime Location: Scout out the best location for the show in advance – downwind of the fireworks and free of obstructions. Manual Focus: Your auto-focus is gonna have a rough time here, so don’t rely on it. Manually set your focus to infinity (or a bit closer for Canons.) Low ISO: You’ll want the blacks to remain black, so keep things at or under ISO…
  • Nifty Fifty Flash Sale!

    Erin
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Today only, we’re throwing a Flash Sale with five products at 50% off and YOU choose which five! We trust your opinion. VOTE for your faves from now until 12PM EST Winners go on sale from 12PM-2PM EST. Nifty, eh? Cast your vote as many times as you want and enlist your friends to vote … maybe even bribe them into voting for your favorite. Get your vote on! © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Today We Celebrate. Free Prints for Everyone!

    laurel
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:44 am
    We’re weeks away from kicking off something BIG! And we want you (our very best pals) to know first. So, come take a peek at our sneak preview and grab up a li’l present while you’re at it. Claim Your Free Print from Parabo Here Hurry, only the 5,000 folks who ask get one. Oh good gracious, we’re so excited we could burst! © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Poptography

    Erin
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    You may have noticed that photography has increased in popularity in the past decade, you know, just a bit. This photo boom can almost entirely be attributed to the photoing power of mobile phones. We’ve entered a new golden age of photography and it’s fascinating to watch current culture mix up the art a bit. In this article on ImageBrief, Avril Delaney (whoa, cool name!) covers what she believes to be the top five ways pop culture is influencing photography. She presents some interesting challenges artists face as a result of these influences, and we’re always up for a challenge…
  • Celebrate the New SLR670m With Free Film Today!

    Erin
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your worlds are about to collide. In the best way possible! The Polaroid SX-70 has not only been restored to factory perfection by MiNT, but it’s also been given a modern kick with Time Machine. The result? A new classic as the SLR670m. Time Machine gives you incredible creative control, with 16 manual settings including long exposure, Auto and Off modes. To celebrate our instant love for this modern marvel we’re throwing in free instant film with these instant cams and printers, today only! Not since the 70s has there been a better time to go instant. Free Film With These Instants…
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Pro Review

    Mark Goldstein
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    The Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Pro is a new professional fisheye lens for the Micro Four Thirds system of interchangeable lens cameras. Offering a diagonal angle of view of 180 degrees, the Olympus 8mm Fisheye lens also features a fast f/1.8 aperture, weather-proofing and speedy auto-focusing. Read our Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye Pro review to find out if it's worth adding to your lens collection... Read the review »
  • Canon Files Patent Hinting at Full-Frame CSC Offerings

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    Canon have filed a patent that suggests the company may be working on a 35mm full-frame compact system camera. Read more and comment »
  • Atomos Release AtomOS6.4

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    The latest free AtomOS update brings eight new features for Shogun users. Read more and comment »
  • Olympus Air A01 Goes to America

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    The Olymous Air A01, a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled camera unit designed for use with smartphones, will become available in the US in July. Read more and comment »
  • Leica Issue Statement on Testing of New Sensors

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Leica says the development phase of a new generation of imagers, which should fix the corrosion-related issue pertaining to the cover glass of the sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom and M-E, has nearly been completed. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro

  • New ‘Extensis Fonts’ Panel Brings the Power of Typography to Google Docs

    CreativePro Staff
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:29 am
    PORTLAND, Ore. — July 1, 2015 —Extensis® today released Extensis Fonts, a new font panel for Google® Docs™ that allows users to quickly access and use thousands of fonts from the Google Fonts collection. Available as a free add-on via Google Docs, Extensis Fonts presents a dynamic font panel where users can browse, preview and apply fonts directly in their Google documents.  Users can: Immediately access the entire Google Fonts collection of over 1200+ fonts Select any text and with one click apply a font Easily browse font options with large, easy-to-inspect font previews Search…
  • Sweden Gets a Global Branding Treatment

    Erica Gamet
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Scandinavians are at it again! This time, the Norwegians step aside and let the Swedes bask in the design spotlight with a global branding initiative for the entire country of Sweden. Spearheading the task is the Söderhavet agency of Stockholm. The main thrust of the branding was to create a cohesive brand for the country, and to make it obvious when organizations were communicating on behalf of Sweden. As the agency puts it, “…to unambiguously represent Sweden in the world.” The agency’s first hurdle was how to organize the varied identities of government agencies…
  • Recosoft ships PDF2ID v4.5 – Convert PDF to InDesign CC, CC 2014 and CC 2015

    CreativePro Staff
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Osaka, Japan, June 25 2015 – Recosoft Corporation the developers of PDF conversion applications and Adobe InDesign conversion solutions has started shipping PDF2ID v4.5 the newest PDF-to-InDesign and XPS-to-InDesign conversion plug-in for InDesign Creative Cloud 2015. PDF2ID v4.5 has been enhanced to support Adobe InDesign CC 2015, the latest release of InDesign for both the Mac and Windows platforms. PDF2ID Standard and PDF2ID Professional v4.5 now support batch-converting PDF files to InDesign (indd) format. Additionally, PDF2ID v4.5 natively recognizes Adobe Illustrator files…
  • InkyDeals Offers Mega Graphics Bundle

    Erica Gamet
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:12 am
    For only a few more days, you can get the Super Premium Typography Creation Kit for just $34 at InkyDeals. This bundle of typographic joy contains so many great items, I won’t attempt to list them all here. Besides, it’s much more fun to scroll down the massive list and drool over what’s included. The bundle—valued at over $7,000—has a vintage-inspired, hand-drawn theme running through most of the elements. From their penciled logo vector elements and the vintage overlays and textures to the wonderful organic typefaces and background photos, this megapack of goodies…
  • Sharpen Color Awareness with Fun Vision Test

    Erica Gamet
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:49 am
    I don’t know anyone who actually enjoys taking tests. Heck, even the eye doctor’s exam gives me sweaty palms. I recently stumbled upon a little color vision test that adds a little gaming excitement while testing your ocular acuity—and you won’t end up being told you need bifocals. It’s dubbed simply “Vision Test,” from a site called iGame. To start, you’re presented with four large squares—one of them a slightly different shade than the others—and a timer with 15 seconds on it. Your goal is to click on the square with the distinct shading. It…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Switch It Up: On the Other Side of the Lens with Cassey Ho.

    Chase
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:02 am
    I’ve spent most of my life behind the camera, but I occasionally end up out in front of it too. Like the buzz I get talking with inspirational pals, or when I want to laugh/cry/hide under a rock, or other times still when I get to launch a thing or two that the world hasn’t seen before. And then there’s the ‘other side of the lens’ stuff I get the opportunity to as a…um…”influencer” (wack term / really awkward). I say no to 99% of that stuff (esp cringe-worthy things) UNLESS it has something to do with what I love – like say the…
  • First Hands on with MIMIC — It’s a Game Changer [ Plus Score a Free MIMIC + MOVI Package ]

    Chase
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Today I’m excited to be the first to share with you a piece of game-changing technology that will help new AND established cinema / video camera operators capture world class moving pictures in the most intuitive, simple way that I’ve ever imagined. And if you read to the bottom of this post, you’ll see I’m giving you a chance to win this gear valued at ~$5000. Over my career in the photo & film industries I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate behind-the-scenes with many of the brightest minds, top brands and most innovative products. Among those I count experiences with…
  • Chasing Photographs (and Adventure) On Location In New Zealand

    Chase
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    One thing that never gets old for me is the adventure of location photography. I thrive on the travel and escaping from one’s day-to-day, the challenges that Mother Nature conjures up and deploys on you at a whim, and the camaraderie of a crew – be it large or small – united on a mission in search of a stunning photo or two. Now combine that “one thing that never gets old” with another – the stunning country that is New Zealand.  This is perhaps the mother of all location shooting – there’s a reason that Peter Jackson chooses this backdrop for all the fantasy…
  • 6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

    Chase
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into blocks, or otherwise get paralyzed by the creative work that needs doing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I get thrown for a loop all the time. I’ve found myself off my game at numerous times in my career, getting lost for a bit and struggling to re-capture the clarity that comes with great creative vision, intent, and very hard work. And the same is true of so many of my friends who are at the top of their creative…
  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

    Chase
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    You my dear friends all know the drone photography + cinematography, UMAV’s, quadcopters, whatever the hell you wanna call them is all the rage these days. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even I couldn’t have predicted when I was first playing around with this stuff back in 2008, 09 and 2010 how fast this technology was going to blow up (figuratively). And…well… I’ve gotten to know the fine folks from DJI Global, attended their launch event in SF end of last year…and lo and behold, I last week scored their newest machine–The Inspire…
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    Camera Labs

  • Panasonic Lumix G7 review - a great mid-range camera!

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix G7 is a mid-range mirrorless camera, employing a 16 Megapixel sensor with 8fps shooting (6fps with AF). The G7 becomes the company's latest camera to support 4k video in addition to 1080p at up to 60p. As with earlier 4k Lumix cameras, you can grab 8 Megapixel still photos from video. The new angular body features a dedicated drive mode dial, a 2360k dot OLED viewfinder and 3in fully-articulated touch-screen, along with focus peaking, silent shooting, built-in Wifi and timelapse capabilities. It's one of the best-featured mid-range cameras around, but is it the best in…
  • Olympus 8mm f1.8 review - high-end Fisheye for MFT!

    10 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    The Olympus 8mm f1.8 Fisheye is a new lens for the Micro Four Thirds format, capturing a 180 degree field of view across the diagonal when mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body. It becomes the third fisheye for the system, but what makes it unique is the f1.8 aperture, two stops brighter than its Lumix and Samsung rivals and in fact the World's fastest fisheye for any format. As a member of the Olympus Pro series, it's also weather-proof. Find out if it's the Fisheye for you in my Olympus 8mm fisheye review!
  • Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 review - high-end ultra-wide for MFT!

    8 Jun 2015 | 2:03 am
    The Olympus M Zuiko Digital 7-14mm f2.8 Pro is an ultra wide angle zoom for the Micro Four Thirds format. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic mirrorless body, it offers an equivalent range of 14-28mm, and as a member of the Olympus Pro line-up, it's also weather-sealed. The Olympus 7-14mm f2.8 isn’t however the only ultra-wide zoom available for the Micro Four Thirds format. Most notably, there's the Lumix G 7-14mm f4, a lens which shares the same coverage albeit with an aperture one stop slower. Find out how they compare and which is the best ultra-wide for you in my Olympus 7-14mm f2.8…
  • Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 review - the new King of ultra-wide?

    1 Jun 2015 | 3:27 am
    Tamron's SP 15-30mm f2.8 VC is an ultra-wide zoom that works with full-frame bodies and is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. It gores up against Nikon's legendary 14-24mm f2.8, matching the f2.8 constant focal ratio and zooming longer, while only losing 1mm from the wide-end. Uniquely it also boasts optical stabilization, and the price also comes-in comfortably below the Nikon and especially the upcoming Canon 11-24mm. Can it really compete on quality? Find out in Thomas's Tamron 15-30mm review!
  • Panasonic Lumix 30mm f2.8 - affordable macro lens for MFT

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic's Lumix G 30mm f2.8 is an affordable Macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers a 60mm field-of-view that makes it an ideal general-purpose prime lens, but the key selling point is its ability to focus close-enough to deliver 1:1 magnification. Impressively the Micro Four Thirds system already has two existing macro options, each employing longer focal lengths, so in my Lumix 30mm Macro review I've taken an in-depth look at this latest option to see if it's the model for you!
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Javorový lístek / The maple leaf

    27 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Směs slunečních paprsků, pramenité vody a čistého tlení. A mixture of sunshine, spring water and pure rotting.
  • Dubový lístek / The oak leaf

    20 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jen tak... Just shoot...
  • V černém i bílém hávu / In black and white shadows

    16 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Objekty vlastně nemají barvu, svým povrchem pohlcují světlo a jen určitou barvu spektra odrážejí. Takže základem je vyvážit pohlcování a odráženíA to ty jako fotíš?Většinou. Někdy i daleko větší kraviny Actually, objects have no color, their surfaces absorbs the light and just reflect a certain color of spectrum. So, the goal is to balance the absorption and reflection :-o
  • Na konci sklizně / At the end of the harvesting

    12 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Vzpomínka na konec loňských prázdnin. Remembrance for the end of last year summer times.
  • Vivitar 100-300mm f5 (M42)

    6 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Poštěstilo se mi obstarat krásný teleobjektiv Vivitar 100-300mm f5 (M42) close focus. Podle výrobního čísla vyrobila Tokina v 1977 nebo 1987, originál Japan, nerozbitý, neotlučený a s minimem prachu. Tenhle objektiv má závit M42 a tak je nasazen přes redukci. Ta musí být dostatečně masivní a precizní, aby to fungovalo. Hmotnost samotného objektivu je kolem 950g, samé sklo a kov. Ostří se ručně pomocí funkce lupy. Lupa na mém Oly měla 10x zvětšení a tak ostření v přírodě bylo docela v pohodě. Na Fuji zvětšuje lupa asi 7x (údaj jsem nenašel) a to je…
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • So What If……

    Joe McNally
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    So my client in Beijing asked me to shoot a well known weightlifter in front of the main temple at the Summer Palace. Which is fine, and doable. But as photographers, we are charged with going into imagination mode, pretty much all the time. It’s just part of the job you get used to, as you articulate your twist on something, often traveling into the realm of the impossible or difficult or just outright strange. And we get used to the various reactions at the meetings we are called to which often range from exuberant delight (somewhat rare) to outright incredulity to slack jawed, head…
  • A Happy Weekend Blog…

    Joe McNally
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:21 am
    Just a quick, lighthearted blog for the weekend. Many thanks to Nikon and the MWW Group for putting together a lovely little video about the couples who stepped up into the Nikon Wedding Truck   a couple weeks ago. And, many thanks to Tina Trinh of ABC World News Now for putting together a fun video piece about the adventures of the truck. If you have a couple minutes for a laugh or a cry, or a remembrance of your wedding, the links above are just sweet and fun for a summer weekend. All best to all! More tk…. The post A Happy Weekend Blog… appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
  • Don’t You Worry About Your Car, Sir! We’ll Just Have Harley Here Take a Look! Meanwhile, You Can Use “The Loaner!”

    Joe McNally
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Maybe I read too many Johnny Torch comics when I was a kid. But I always wanted to try a shot like this,  with two oxy-acetelyne torches wielded by a wild man mechanic in a fantastical, down home garage. Would have been much harder a number of years ago, but with the technology we have now, with radio controlled strobes and the resolution of a Nikon D810, which this was shot on, it’s, well, I won’t say it’s easy, but it sure is fun. It’s more than fun, actually. It’s a frikkin’ laugh riot when you finally get to make a picture out of a long held piece of…
  • Father’s Day Special 2015!

    cali
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:07 am
    Fun with flash on Father’s Day! The popular Language of Light, Volumes One and Two are available for a holiday special. Super sale this year, details and descriptions below. As I said when we launched the second DVD of the Language of Light series, this one is fun. LOL 1 had lots of nuts and bolts, step by step instruction, exact parsing of f-stops and shutter speeds, and placement of lights and shapers. It was also all speedlights, all the time. This one follows in the same footsteps, with diagrams, f-stops and the whole shebang, but is more conversational, with the video camera…
  • The Nikon Wedding Truck, BTS

    Joe McNally
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:40 am
    Early am, on Thursday, June 4th, the truck sat at Fast Ashley’s Studios in Brooklyn. We had staged it there to prep and prop the empty, 20′ box truck as a studio on wheels. It was not without its challenges. Given the narrow confines, I was worried about light contamination and bounce in there, so we lined the whole truck with duvetyne fabric. We also shrouded the very back wall of the truck with a 6×6 Lastolite cloth, with speed clips that we were able to snag onto the actual truck walls. This became one studio. Back there we put up a 3×3 Lastolite Skylite Rapid, on a…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Are You in a Negative Space?

    Jason
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Negative space in a photograph can have a huge impact! 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 it?  The term is kind… Read more → The post Are You in a Negative Space? appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Leading Lines in Your Photography

    Jason
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    For this week’s edition of “Thursday Thoughts”, I’d like to take a look at the subject of composition. We always are striving to enhance our composition, either by understanding the rules of composition better, or by pushing the envelope in… Read more → The post Leading Lines in Your Photography appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Four Features to Look For in a Digital Camera

    Jason
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    One of the most common questions I get comes from people that are in the market for a camera, and it speaks to a general idea of what features to look for in a digital camera.  It takes many forms,… Read more → The post Four Features to Look For in a Digital Camera appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • How to Build a Glamour Photography Portfolio

    Jason
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Guest Post by Joe Farace There’s in one inescapable reality of glamour photography: You need a portfolio to attract models but you also you need models to build that portfolio.  Just as you will determine a potential model’s talent by… Read more → The post How to Build a Glamour Photography Portfolio appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Eight Ways to Awesome Photos

    Jason
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:30 pm
    One of the worst moments in photography is when you get things back on the computer from a shoot to see that dreaded blur instead of an awesome photo (or awesome photos)!  If only you had been able to stabilize… Read more → The post Eight Ways to Awesome Photos appeared first on Canon Blogger.
 
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: MindShift’s complete storage system for action cameras

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:03 am
    By Gregg MindShift Rotation 180-degree Trail 16L backpack Action camera systems are designed to work in extreme conditions and the MindShift action series is produced with the same mindset. The series includes 13 products ranging from filter pouches up to backpacks for storing your camera systems in a safe manner with easy access. According to MindShift, they were designed with organization and ease of access in mind, and after seeing samples from the line it’s a slam dunk that they have achieved that and more. According to the company website, “All fabric exteriors are treated with a…
  • Gadgets:: Control electric devices with the Satechi IQ Plug

    admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:38 am
    By Gregg Ellman :: #greggellman @greggellman The Satechi IQ Plug is so smart, it can control any device plugged into it. It also shows you how much power is being consumed and even has a weekly programmable schedule for turning a device such as a light, on and off. Download the free app (Google Play and the Apple App store) and then connect your smartphone with the plug via Bluetooth 4.0; pairing the device takes just a few seconds. Once the app is running, plug the IQ Plug into a standard AC power outlet (100-120V) and then plug your device into the IQ Plug. Now you can turn your device on…
  • Gadgets :: 2015 May 18

    admin
    31 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    By Gregg Ellman :: #greggellman @greggellman  The SkylinkNet alarm system kit is nothing fancy but it’s easy to setup and works well for a simple home security system. Like any other smart-home system, it has to be connected to a home Internet system and works with an iPhone or Android smartphone (not included). What is included in the kit is an Internet Hub, motion sensor, key chain remote and a pair of window/door sensors. Where you connect the sensors is your choice, there’s no right or wrong. The kit is designed to start off with the basics and then add on from there. Window, door or…
  • Gadgets:: Organize and transfer content with SanDisk 3.0 Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    By Gregg Ellman – #greggellman @greggellman San Disk’s new plug-n-play Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0 has the typical USB connection on one end, as expected from a flash drive. But this one stands out because the other end has a microUSB connector which makes it ideal for moving content on devices including OTG enabled Android smartphones. To organize and transfer content, you must download the free SanDisk Memory Zone app in Google Play. Consider that app your file cabinet to access files and move content on or off a device. This includes photos, music, movies and contacts. You can…
  • Gadgets:: SkylinkNet alarm system simple and secure

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By Gregg Ellman – #greggellman @greggellman The SkylinkNet alarm system kit is nothing fancy but it’s easy to setup and works well for a simple home security system. Like any other smart-home system, it has to be connected to a home Internet system and works with an iPhone or Android smartphone (not included). What is included in the kit is an Internet Hub, motion sensor, key chain remote and a pair of window/door sensors. Where you connect the sensors is your choice, there’s no right or wrong. The kit is designed to start off with the basics and then add on from there. Window,…
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    DIYPhotography

  • White House Lifts Ban on Photography, But With Limitations

    Allen Mowery
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    In a move reversing a 40-year ban that I didn’t even know existed, the White House has lifted its photography restrictions.  For more than four decades, visitors to the White House have not been allowed to take photos during tours.  With this new decision, you will be allowed to document your visit, selfie all over the place, [...] The post White House Lifts Ban on Photography, But With Limitations appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • A Portrait Shot 30M Under Toxic Water With A Stuffed Cormorant

    Udi Tirosh
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    What if a big company approached you with the following suggestion, how would you react? We love what you do and want to support you as part of our Stay True campaign. Is there anything you’d like to do that you’ve never done before? when Ballantines approached Benjamin Von Wong with such a suggestion, he reacted by [...] The post A Portrait Shot 30M Under Toxic Water With A Stuffed Cormorant appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Sony Banking on Its Image Sensors; Will Raise $4 Billion to Invest in Development and Production

    Liron Samuels
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Once known for its compact discs and Walkmans, Sony has suffered losses from its consumer goods in recent years. These losses, along with the success of the division in charge of image sensors lead to a surprising move by the Japanese giant. Sony announced yesterday that it will raise 440 billion yen (nearly $4 billion) [...] The post Sony Banking on Its Image Sensors; Will Raise $4 Billion to Invest in Development and Production appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How Rosco Makes Their Famous Swatchbooks

    Udi Tirosh
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    If you are using hotshoe strobe, you are probably familiar with the Rosco Swatchbook. At roughly 7 US Dollars this wonderful swatch book let you gel your strobe to any possible color. If you are lucky, you can get one from your local cine or photography store, but even if not, it is still a [...] The post How Rosco Makes Their Famous Swatchbooks appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • New EU Proposal Could Make It Impossible To Take Photos In Public

    Allen Mowery
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Will public photography soon be impossible in Europe?  A new proposal being submitted in the European Union parliament may mean almost that. “Freedom of Panorama” is a a term we don’t hear frequently, but its importance is vital to the photography community.  In short, Freedom of Panorama is a part of copyright law that gives individuals the [...] The post New EU Proposal Could Make It Impossible To Take Photos In Public appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Image Sensors World

  • Powerchip to Build 12-inch CIS Fab in China

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:33 pm
    CTimes: Powerchip has signed a cooperation agreement with China Anhui Hefei government, to set up a joint venture “Hefei Jinghe”, a 12-inch fab located in Hefei with monthly production capacity of 40,000 wafers, with total investment of 13.53 billion yuan. The new joint venture will have 0.15um, 0.11um and 90nm processes, and will manufacture image sensors, among other things.
  • ESPROS Publishes its QVGA ToF Demo, Detailed Datasheet

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    ESPROS epc660 BSI ToF sensor is probably the world's only ToF device having its detailed datasheet (106 pages) openly available at the company's FTP site.ESPROS also publishes a Youtube video with a demo of its sensor's capabilities:
  • Sony to Raise ~$3.6 Billion to Invest in Stacked Sensor R&D and Production

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:45 am
    Reuters: Sony announces its plans to raise $3.6 billion via new shares and bonds to expand stacked image sensor R&D and production. It's Sony's first new share issue in 26 years, worth close to a tenth of its current market value. The company expects to raise 321 billion yen ($2.62 billion) from a public stock offering and a further 119 billion yen from a convertible bond issue to fund a boost in sensor output capacity at its advanced plants in Japan.For some reason, Sony PR document blocks copy/paste function, so I'm showing a snapshot of it:
  • Next iPhone Dual Camera Rumors

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:34 pm
    DPReview quotes Business Weekly Taiwan newspaper speculations that the next Apple iPhone might have a dual rear camera, similar to HTC M9+ and Huawei Honor 6+ phones. The original article talks about an interview with Largan CEO Linen Ping and the chances that Largan business would surge in future. No credible source was cited for these rumors.
  • Plasmonic Color Filters Review

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:53 am
    Glasgow University, UK thesis "Structured Photonic Materials for Multi-Spectral Imaging Applications" by Iain James Hugh McCrindle presents a nice overview of the progress in plasmonic and metamaterials-based color filter designs. There are still not really competitive with pigment-based CFAs, but might improve over time:Plasmonic CFA response (on planar surface)
 
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    Visual Realia

  • Memes

    visualrealia
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: memehumorphotograph
  • John's Burnt Mill Bridge

    visualrealia
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Located roughly six miles from Hanover, not far off of Centennial Road, is a small bridge easily driven over without noticing its beautiful structure and historical significance. John’s Burnt Mill Bridge, sometimes referred to locally as Camelback Bridge, was accepted into the list of National Register of Historic Places in 1974. (Its official designation for the county is Bridge No. 56.) It spans the south branch of the Conewago Creek in Mount Pleasant and Oxford Townships, Pennsylvania. While there are some discrepancies regarding the construction date of the bridge, ranging from 1800…
  • Schmucker Art Gallery Panoramas

    visualrealia
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Adams County Arts Council's annual juried exhibit continues through June 19th, 2015. Participating artists and art lovers are fortunate to have the show housed in such a wonderful home, Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery. Juror Cristin Cash of St. Mary’s College of Maryland selected a wide range of styles and mediums for display You can get a feel for the exhibit and the gallery by clicking on the three panoramas below. Not all works are shown; you are encouraged to attend this show and other upcoming exhibits at Schmucker Art Gallery and in your hometown and region. Art is best…
  • Online Questions of Courage: Caitlyn Jenner

    visualrealia
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:54 pm
    When controversial topics arise in the media world, I tend to be much less interested in the controversy itself than the reactions from folks, both in person and on social media. Now that the newsfeed (which rarely has anything to do with news or food, for that matter) is slowing in terms of reactions to Jenner, I’ll note my head-scratching after seeing the various Facebook posts. When did bravery/heroism/courage become a competition? Did I miss some grand pronouncement that there can only be one heroic act a year? The posts noting that Jenner can’t be considered to have made a brave…
  • Adams County Arts Council Annual Juried Art Exhibit

    visualrealia
    31 May 2015 | 11:49 am
    Adams County Arts Council's annual juried exhibit has opened at Gettysburg College's Schmucker Art Gallery, and runs through June 19th. Juror Cristin Cash of St. Mary's College of Maryland selected 47 works and 39 represented artists of various mediums. The free exhibition is open six days a week (closed on Mondays) from 10 AM to 4 PM. Extended hours (until 7 PM) are available on June 5th, 12th and 13th. The opening reception will be held on Friday, June 5th, 5-7 PM. I'm fortunate to be represented with two works this year. Stopped by today, and as always for the show, I was impressed with…
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Revisit the past

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    So my wife was wanting me to print out some of our family pictures to hang on the wall, and so when she had made her selection of images that she wanted, I had a few of them that were just small files for display on the web, and when I went looking for the large jpeg, I could only find the RAW image. So, I had to re-edit them using the latest version of Lightroom. The difference in the two images is pretty cool when you look at the detail in the clouds and the more precise way I could brighten the faces etc… And so my tip for today is to go back to some of your favorite images or even…
  • Using the new Dehaze slider on Fireworks

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:13 am
    This tip comes courtesy of one of our readers (thanks Randy F.) who pointed out in a comment here last Friday that the new Dehaze slider just added to Lightroom CC works pretty darn well for removing haze from Fireworks, and with July 4th coming up, I thought it was a perfect tip for today. I have noticed that the slider is much more effective (no pun intended) on images still in RAW format, versus those in JPEG (I did a comparison on the same file in RAW vs an exported JPEG and it’s a pretty wide difference). So, keep this up your sleeve for the Independence Day post-processing. Hope…
  • Results from Friday’s “Lightroom Mobile Use” Survey

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Here’s the results from Friday’s one-question survey about your use of Lightroom on your mobile devices. I’m saw some comments here, and over on my Facebook page and Twitter where some folks didn’t realize that it’s now available on Android tablets and phones, so if you didn’t realize it, it’s time to go download it and give it a whirl. Interesting to note: A margin of only 8% separates the “You bet!” response from “Not interested at all” crowd, which I thought was a bit surprising, until I read some of the comments here about…
  • Got a Quick Sec For a One-Question Lightroom Survey?

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:16 am
    Hi Gang – I’m back from vacation (took some time off for a trip with the family before my son heads off for college). Would you mind taking a quick survey about your use (or non-use) of the Mobile version of Lightroom? Aww, thanks…you are awesome (and here’s the link): Lightroom Mobile Survey Hope you all have an awesome Lightroom-infused weekend (I’m doing a fashion shoot today for a KelbyOne online class, and I’ll be tethering into Lightroom and using Lightroom mobile so the Art Director can see my shots live on an iPad during the shoot). Best, -Scott…
  • Quick workflow tip

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like to have as much room for images in my Lightroom panels, and so I will hide my side panels, but sometimes you want to jump from one folder to another in either the Library or Develop module. You can easily do that if you have the Filmstrip open at the bottom. Simple Right-click on the black bar of the Filmstrip to bring up a new menu that has a list of your recent folders amongst other things. Right click brings up more options menu Now the key is to click on the black bar, not the dark gray one just above it. That won’t do anything for you. Remember black bar will go far……
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • CE WEEK – A Fast Look at Some Cool New Tech

    Damon
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:50 pm
    It’s the halfway mark to CES in Las Vegas, and CE WEEK has come to NYC. What that means is that a lot of new tech that may be useful for you as a photog, or just tech for your life is getting shown off. Haven’t put into a real world review situation yet, but […]
  • Real World Review: Nikon D750 – A Lot To Love In A Smaller Package

    Damon
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:23 pm
    First of all, I’d like to say that Nikon has totally gotten the Wi-Fi right! The Nikon D750 works like crazy. After shooting for the day at the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, I was transferring the photos to my phone while on the subway and posting to social media, immediately. Right until the subway […]
  • Wyatt Neumann : Last Notes From The Road

    Damon
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:21 am
    please see note at bottom of post. First posted this in May, 2009, Wyatt Neumann, photographer, has recently become a cause célèbre for his photographs of his children posted online. A loving, devoted,father, this series has become a polarizing discussion of artist rights. But he’s a good photographer. Have a look at some of his […]
  • Miggo Agua : Serves and Protects With A New Take On Camera Carrying Bags

    Damon
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:06 pm
    New York City has changed the way I carry my gear. And the gear I carry. When I was in LA, carrying a heavy bag and tossing it into a car on the way to a new destination, was no big deal. In NYC, the gear is with me for the long haul. All dang […]
  • ThinkTank Photo Offers You A Little Freebie

    Damon
    12 May 2015 | 6:36 pm
    FREE CAMERA STRAP OFFER! Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special “Gear Up For Summer!” special offer. Buy one of their highly acclaimed backpacks and they’ll include a Blue Camera Strap V2.0 and Camera Support Straps V2.0 (a $44.50 value) for free! Take a load off your neck, shoulders, and back by […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Komposisi Fotografi landscape paling efektif

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Mendapatkan gambar landscape yang menarik sepertinya bukan hal yang sulit. Kita tinggal mendapatkan lokasi menarik dan merencanakan kondisi pencahayaan alami yang ingin didapatkan dan klik! gambar menarikpun akan didapatkan. Namun semudah itukah? Pada kenyataannya kita justru sering kecewa dengan gambar yang telah diabadikan. Kemegahan alam, kesan 3 Dimensi justru tidak terekam. Terdapat banyak Perbedaan mendasar antara pemula dan mereka yang handal yakni ide, pengetahuan, pemilihan peralatan, dan perencanaan yang matang. Dengan mempelajari apa yang dimiliki oleh “ahli” maka kita…
  •  Manfaat subjek/objek tunggal  dalam komposisi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Saat memotret kita pasti sering menemukan subjek tunggal atau objek tunggal dimana titik  tersebut akan menjadi point of interest satu satunya dengan background maupun foreground yang berfungsi memperkuat subjek tersebut. Kadang pula kita kebingungan saat menemuinya, karena banyak sekali metode yang dapat kita gunakan dalam menyusun komposisi. Atau dalam beberapa kasus kita menemui lebih dari satu subjek/objek utama untuk dibingkai dalam satu gambar, yang juga akan memerlukan pengetahuan agar muncul keseimbangan didalamnya.   Subjek tunggal memberikan banyak keuntungan, antara lain kita…
  • Belajar fotografi dasar A-Z

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Fotografi merupakan sebuah karya seni, dan sama dengan aliran seni lain yang selalu mengeksperikan jiwa dan selera sang seniman. Untuk mendapatkan gambar yang menarik, bukan hanya perlu belajar tentang kemampuan teknis namun juga membutuhkan visi kreatif. Dalam dunia digital, mempelajari aspek teknis berarti belajar tentang kamera dan komputer. Kamera merupakan alat dan alat tidak akan bisa menciptakan karya, namun fotograferlah yang melakukannya. Sama seperti lukisan, bukan tinta dan pena yang menghasilkan karya namun pelukislah yang menghasilkannya. Jika anda mulai belajar fotografi…
  • Alasan menggunakan filter polariser 

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Filter CPL atau Cilcular polarizer sangat bermanfaat saat memotret langsung dibawah sinar matahari. Filter ini mampu menghilangkan silau yang diakibatkan oleh objek non metalik dan menghadirkan warna lebih cerah alami. Dahulu kala saat masih menggunakan film filter polartiser menggunakan tipe linear namn saat ini dengan majunya teknologi telah menggunakan tipe cilcular yang menghadirkan kemudahan pemakaian karena tidak akan membingungkan fokus kamera. Saat kita memutar ring polarizer maka akan merubah arah cahaya, yang seperti arti kata “polarize” dalam bahasa indonesia yakni…
  • Cara mendapatkan background yang lembut untuk fotografi portrait

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Background yang baik merupakan kunci sukses sebuah foto portrait. Karena background juga berperan penting dalam menonjolkan subjek, dan merupakan bagian dari cerita suatu gambar. Foto portrait umumnya memiliki bokeh yang lembut dengan subjek yang nampak tajam. Lalu bagaiman cara mendapatkan background sempurna layaknya fotografer professional? 1. Gunakan bukaan aperture yang lebar Dengan lensa berkualitas tinggi akan memproduksi bokeh yang lembut, dan semakin banyak jumlah blade yang di miliki maka akan semakin bulat bokeh yang dihasilkan. Dengan bukaan aperture lebar kita akan mendapatkan…
 
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    Yanik's Photo School

  • Get Topaz DeNoize now at $20 off!

    Yanik
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:05 am
    There are many third party plugins for Lightroom but my favorite still is the Topaz Labs suite. In this suite, my favorites include Topaz Adjust, Topaz ReMask and, of course Topaz Denoize. I’m such a fan of Topaz Labs that I’ve even given free live webinars in partnership with Topaz (see below)! Yes, that’s how much I love their products. Those of you who’ve been following Yanik’s Photo School for many years, you know that I rarely promote products unless I tested them and I know that they will improve your photography workflow, and Topaz products like DeNoize…
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015 is Out! Here’s What’s New.

    Yanik
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:57 am
    Adobe has an new update called Adobe Creative Cloud 2015. So what does this mean for photographers? Let’s look at what’s new in Photoshop and Lightroom. If you want the complete list of updates for all CC products, you can check it out HERE. Let’s start with Photoshop… Artboards lets you make multiple layouts of different sizes in a single document Device Preview shows how designs and interactivity will look and adapt on mobile The Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush, and Patch tools have been turbocharged with Mercury Graphics Engine enhancements Photoshop Design Space…
  • Yanik’s Photo School 2.0 is live!!

    Yanik
    8 Jun 2015 | 8:45 am
    The Brand new Yanik’s Photo School is now live! Woohoo! I’ve been running YPS since 2008 and I’ve spent the last 6 months rebuilding Yanik’s Photo School from the ground up and I’m proud to show it to you today! As before, all the photo tutorials, Photoshop tutorials and Lightroom tutorials currently found in my extensive course curriculum are free and will always be free for everyone. I structured them into 8 courses so that you can now monitor your progress and save where you are in your lessons. What’s also great is that YPS is mobile friendly so you…
  • My New Zealand Photographic Adventure!

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

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

  • Anton and Ana’s Tagaytay Wedding

    Lisa
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:32 am
    We first met Anton and Ana over Skype, as they were planning their Tagaytay wedding all the way from New York. I remember being smitten with Ana immediately, because really, that smile. I don’t even need to say more. Watching people and getting a feel for them and what makes them tick is second nature to me and Jeff now, but Anton was a little difficult to read. He was quiet the entire time, and cooking. I would later find out on the day of the wedding that he’s a chef. Lovely how they were able to build that into the wedding with some well thought out details. I wasn’t able…
  • Love and Stories

    Lisa
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:14 pm
    “Tell me a story.” During our freshman year in college, we’d often find ourselves lying down on his bedroom floor, listening to his mix tapes. I’d ask him to tell me stories of his childhood, of his life before me, of random things that happened to him that day. Since then, he’s been telling me stories. At some point over the years, he would tell me that I know all his stories already, that I’ve heard them all before, but I don’t care. He’s the best storyteller I know. It feels the same, and his voice soothes me all the same. I would fall asleep…
  • Carlo and Patricia’s Wedding

    Lisa
    30 May 2015 | 10:08 pm
    Jeff and I remember Carlo and Patricia’s wedding as the elegant intimate wedding with hundreds of guests. I know that sounds strange, using the word “intimate” for a large wedding, but going through the photos, these were people who genuinely loved them and celebrated with them. So maybe intimate has nothing to do with the number, but with how much you are loved by the people around you, and they just happen to have many who do. I adore Patricia. I light up every time I see her. She told me about her work while we were in her bridal car outside the church, and she spoke…
  • Ralph and Paula’s Wedding

    Lisa
    7 May 2015 | 10:46 pm
    You might know Ralph and Paula from their Sydney engagement shoot. If you haven’t seen that one yet, you should! I shared the story of how they met there, and Sydney is so beautiful it hurts. We had the best time running around the city with them, and Jeff and I remain madly in love with it because of these two. I’ve always loved Paula’s taste in, well, everything. I could have spent the entire day just swooning and shooting their thoughtfully curated wedding details. How everything came together was beyond dreamy – the colors, the fabrics, the flowers. So much love to…
  • Hands

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

  • Real Estate Photography Licensing For Rental Properties – How Should it Work?

    larry
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Carlos recently posed a question on photo licensing that I don’t think we’ve talked about. His question is as follows: My niche is the vacation rental market, mainly condos and I have one main client which sends me the majority of my jobs. I have become aware that the client rental management company may be […]
  • June Video Contest Will Be Extended Through July

    larry
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Since we only have 4 entries for the June video contest we are extending the June video contest through July. That is, you can keep submitting your video contest entries through July 22 and the video jurors will then vote on the June and July entries together.
  • What Do You Need to Get Started Shooting Some Property Video?

    larry
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:43 pm
    Brent who is a Realtor in New Zealand asks: I list a lot of homes in an affordable price range and they typically sell within 4 weeks. I use a professional photography for stills on nearly all my listings. I am an avid photographer, have the gear (although dated) and can take my own photos […]
  • As A Photographer How Can You Use Social Media To Promote Your Business?

    larry
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Peter in New York recently asked: Would you know of photographers who would share their knowledge how they use Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and those sites to promote their business. I would love a “how to & why ?”. To answer Peter’s question my first reaction is to point at a photographer that is doing a great job of […]
  • My Response To The Issues Raised With This Months Photographer Of The Month Contest

    larry
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:16 pm
    I want to respond to everyone about a couple of issues that arose with this months PFRE Photographer of the month contest. Here are the two issues: Theme definition: Some people felt that Tony’s winning image didn’t conform to the theme of  “Large interior adjoined space.” Voting process: Some people thought that various entries that […]
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: The Alley Selection

    Leticia Roncero
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thank you to all the Flickr users who participated in this #TwitterTuesday under the theme #Alley. Your submissions were fantastic and we had a very hard time selecting the images to showcase today. We received photos of alleys from all over the world and they were all special and charming. You can see them all in our Twitter feed. Here is our selection! Be sure to check out next week’s challenge…
  • Travel buddies

    Tatiana Criscione
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not everyone enjoys selfies when travelling. But everyone loves travelling! So how can you show your creativity with wonderful landscapes while on the road? Some people have the solution for you, and it looks really cute: travel buddies. Check our gallery of travel buddies here on Flickr. Be sure to share your own pictures in the gallery’s comments section and get inspired for your next trip!
  • Photos reveal a side of cosplayers you won’t see at Comic Con

    Ryan Fritzsche
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Like many people, portrait photographer Corey Hayes enjoyed comic books as a kid but hadn’t been particularly interested in them as an adult. So when he attended New York Comic Con in 2008, he was looking forward to revisiting his youth, and curious to see what it was like. But as soon as he saw how the “cosplayers” — fans costumed as their favorite comic, film, or anime characters — attracted the other attendees, he knew he had found a photographic story waiting to be told. (Scroll to the bottom of this article for a bonus video with Corey) “The reaction that the attendees had to…
  • Twitter Tuesday: Alley

    Leticia Roncero
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:26 am
    Alleys don’t have a great reputation but they do have special charm. Today we want you to show us the different sights of them! Scan your archives, make your choice, and tweet it to @Flickr, adding #TwitterTuesday #Alley. We’ll showcase the best ones on the Flickr Blog tomorrow. http://www.twitter.com/flickr Photo CC-BY from Miguel Virkkunen Carvalho (flic.kr/p/ewQ9DL)
  • Flowers in her hair

    Leticia Roncero
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    With their colors and fragrances, there is no doubt that flowers make beautiful adornments. In a crown, in a bun or on the top of your head, we invite you to see and take inspiration from our latest gallery: “Flowers in her hair”. Be sure to share your own pictures in the gallery’s comments section and tell us how you wear your flowers! Gallery curated by Jessie Sandler, Photo Editor for the Flickr Marketplace
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

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  • Sony’s RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to Acclaimed Cyber-shot RX Series

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Sony has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras. The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data3 and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few…
  • Timelapse Death Valley 3-Night and 4-Night Workshops Announced for the Fall 2015

    10 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Timelapse Death Valley 2015 is an intimate 3 and 4-Night timelapse workshop designed for photographers and cinematographers that want to learn the skills needed to capture professional quality timelapses using DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras. The workshop combines classroom sessions with on-location shooting, and is designed for photographers of all skill levels.
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  • OxyLED Q6 Rechargeable LED Light for Night Photography & Timelapse

    2 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    As a professional photographer my gear list keeps growing and growing, so when I find tools that help lighten the load I get pretty excited. In 2013 I began teaching advanced night-sky time-lapse photography workshops under the dark skies of Moab, UT. One of the challenges I faced was how to light our foregrounds so that each workshop participant would be positioned properly to benefit from the effects of the light. While I brought three video lights of varying sizes to the workshop I soon discovered that everyone would benefit from having access to their own light. Plus, the video lights I…
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • WE35 Field Report – Swapping Frames

    Scott
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The June mission for the WE35 project was to swap RAW files with another member of the WE35 project. The member we swapped with was determined randomly from Justin and Armando of The Photo Frontier. I was partnered with Billie Lusk who does her processing in Photoshop Elements.  I do most of my processing in Adobe Lightroom and on1. It’s always fun to process someone else’s photographs as it makes you think outside of your comfort zone. The photo below is what Billie provided to me. She described it as a “scenic overlook in Colorado Springs – before the sun burned off…
  • House Below The Milky Way

    Scott
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I am very proud to share this as the first of a series of photographs from Washington state. A few weeks ago I flew into Seattle, Washington to meet up with a group of friends. We spent the day walking the city and then head up to the Palouse area the next morning. Oddly enough, this photograph is one of the last I made during the trip. It was following our final sunset. But it is also the most challenging and most rewarding photograph I made from the trip. Why? Because until now I have been cursed with bright skies, light pollution and full moons. Each of which prevented me from being able…
  • Travel Photography With A Mindshift Rotation 180

    Scott
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I know it might feel comfortable or sound obvious to pack as much camera gear as possible for a photography trip. But I’m here to tell you that you do not need all of your gear. In this article I am going to discuss strategic planning to bring as little camera equipment as possible for a trip. For a recent trip to Seattle and Palouse, Washington, I didn’t want to carry my heavy 2.8 glass from Nikon. That includes the 24-70 and 70-200. I could have easily packed both of those lenses and then my 1.7x extender for the 70-200 and I’d have a fantastic range of glass from wide to…
  • Scenes From New York City

    Scott
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today I wanted to share some photos from around New York City. These were made during a photowalk I hosted in NYC for The Arcanum. A photo from the South Street Seaport area of New York City. Just in the shadows of the World Trade Center, or now the Freedom Tower, this resembled a great display of growth. New York City returned from the ashes of a great disaster. And is striving every day. I think this photo of the rubble serves as a sense of success following the disaster in NYC on 9/11.  Beyond the rubble is something standing tall, to remind us of our freedom. In the shadow of the Freedom…
  • To The Right

    Scott
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is another scene from Brooklyn, New York. The vibrant red painted brick wall, plastered with posters and graffiti act as a perfect backdrop for street photography. In fact, this is one of my favorite street photographs in my collection. I even used it as an important part of my street photography ebook. Some of the important components of a street photograph are as follows: Strong overall scene Strong subject matter Bold color or monochrome tone Overall interesting to look at So as you move in your direction within street photography, think about those items.  
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • What Photoshop Techniques Do You Want To Learn From Lindsay Adler?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Lindsay Adler is a renowned portrait and fashion photographer based in New York City. It is quite likely that you have seen her teaching on CreativeLive or KelbyOne. On July 1st, she will be conducting a free webinar thanks to ShootDotEdit. While she is a master as lighting, posing and photography, she also commands a great level of respect from her peers for her retouching, using Photoshop. Indeed, the free webinar she is teaching is called Photoshop Techniques for Photographers. Lindsay and I managed to speak briefly about her background in the industry, why she is compelled to teach and of…
  • Why Does RJ Kern Pursue Personal Projects Through The Year?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    RJ Kern is ranked as one of the top 50 wedding photographers in the US. But that’s just one genre of photography that he rocks. He is a passionate artist who pursues personal projects at every opportunity. “I’ve gone from a coffee shop show to two solo gallery shows and a group exhibition in less than a year … all after deciding to invest in my art long-term and not pour my money into an MFA (I applied, got rejected last year) and put it into my personal work.” In this interview for Tiffinbox, we sat down to talk about what inspires him to do personal work. Lean…
  • Recipe For Disaster: A Dash Of Laziness and A Splash Of Ego

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    The Back Story My fourth-grader was going to play his violin and sing with his classmates. The stage was nearly set. Like eager parents in the second row, I craned my neck to see where Rohan was going to stand. The curtain had just been closed and a slideshow highlighting the music program at the school played in the screen looming above us. As we waited for the video to end, I noticed that the chorus was being led in by the teachers, behind the curtain. Towards the bottom of the curtain, I could make out their feet shuffling back and forth in restless anticipation of the big reveal. This was…
  • Gerik Parmele’s Hack To Stop Photos App From Loading On Your Macintosh

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    4 Jun 2015 | 7:16 pm
    Raise your virtual hand if you are a photographer who uses an Apple Macintosh computer – laptop’s like MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or the desktop iMac or MacPro. So, you feel my pain then don’t you? You know, when you insert a memory card from your camera into the card reader and instead of just having access to your files through the Finder, you are abruptly confronted by Apple’s new Photos application. It launches, like an unsolicited pop-up advertisement on your favorite website. The reaction is to go and shut the program down. Quickly. How many times in a day do you…
  • What Is Roberto Valenzuela’s Secret Hot Sauce To Posing Clients?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Roberto Valenzuela is a wedding photographer and author based in Los Angeles, California. You may have caught him recently on CreativeLive where he just wrapped up a course on lighting. His first two books – Picture Perfect Posing: Practicing the Art of Posing for Photographers and Models and Picture Perfect Practice: A Self-Training Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Taking World-Class Photographs are both best sellers. Roberto’s third book, Picture Perfect Lighting: Mastering the Art and Craft of Light for Portraiture will be out at WPPI in 2016, but you can pre-order it now.
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    Lanora Mueller Photography

  • Viking Grand European Tour: Clouds along Rhine River

    Lanora
    28 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    The landscape along the Rhine River was a moving panorama outside my stateroom on the Viking Longship Bestla. Disclosure: I was fortunate to be Viking Cruises’ guest on the 15-day Viking Grand European Tour. All photos captured by my independent eye. The post Viking Grand European Tour: Clouds along Rhine River appeared first on Lanora Mueller Photography.
  • Inside a spire of the great cathedral of Cologne

    Lanora
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:22 am
    The post Inside a spire of the great cathedral of Cologne appeared first on Lanora Mueller Photography.
  • Sunset on the beach at Roses, Costa Brava, Catalonia

    Lanora
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    The post Sunset on the beach at Roses, Costa Brava, Catalonia appeared first on Lanora Mueller Photography.
  • Last minute entry! Explore the Elements: Earth, air, fire, water #ExploreTheElements

    Lanora
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    A blog post by Bethany Salvon of Beers and Beans that popped up in my email today reminded me this is the last day to enter Thomas Cook’s Explore the Elements photo contest. I was kindly nominated by Agata of NullnFull.com some weeks ago, and the deadline almost whizzed by. Even though I am very intimidated by the beautiful photos already submitted by other travel bloggers, I’ve decided to enter nevertheless. Earth Patchwork of verdant fields in the Sacred Valley of Peru Nowhere is the immense staying power of the earth more apparent than in the mountains and valleys of…
  • Super moon over Willamette River, Portland, Oregon

    Lanora
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    The rising super moon on a clear night in July 2014 adds its reflection to the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon. The post Super moon over Willamette River, Portland, Oregon appeared first on Lanora Mueller Photography.
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    PixSylated

  • Finally Finished! Meet The New ‘Speedliter’s Handbook’

    Syl Arena
    21 Jun 2015 | 9:45 am
    After 14 months on the project, I have finally crossed the finish line. The new Speedliter’s Handbook is heading to press and will start shipping in early August. We’ve made five laps around the sun since I wrote the original Speedliter’s Handbook. In those five years, much has changed about the way I use Speedlites. Of course, Canon’s introduction of the 600EX-RT system—with its built-in, two-way communication—was reason enough to update the book. Yet, this new edition is so much more. Virtually every word, photo, and diagram in the first edition has been evaluated and…
  • Learning To Use Canon’s 600EX-RT Speedlite

    Syl Arena
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I continue to plow forward on the update to the Speedliter’s Handbook — which includes all the necessary insights on how to operate the 600EX-RT Speedlite. I expect that the new edition will be out by mid-summer. (See it here on Amazon.) In the meantime, here is a laundry list of online resources that I have produced that cover the 600EX-RT system and Speedliting in general. 600EX-RT Specific Mastering The 600EX-RT With Syl Arena — a video presentation that I did for Canon Digital Learning Center The 600EX-RT System — an article/video that I did for the Canon Pro…
  • Do Not Use Lithium Batteries in Speedlites—New Canon Advisory

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

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

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

  • Promotionals for Hawaii Theatre Murder Mystery

    thecheyne
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Recently shot some promotional images for Hawaii Theatre Center’s Murder Mystery Fundraiser party. Got to work with talented actors who brought the colorful characters to life and kept us all laughing through the shoot!
  • Headshots for Designer Chris Ota

    thecheyne
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    My buddy and fellow designer moved to work for Apple, so before he migrated over, I got the chance to shoot these headshots of him. I wanted to convey his niche (User Interface Design) and also create quirky, eye-catching portraits. I made some custom props to resemble larger-than-life versions of icons that people are no-doubt familiar with in this era.
  • Ivy League Headshots of Patrick

    thecheyne
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Patrick made his debut appearance in our 2015 calendar and since then we’ve had several shoots. Here’s some photos from an Ivy League inspired shoot we did recently.
  • A Slice of Danger Promotional Photos

    thecheyne
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I Had the pleasure of shooting some promotional photos for the new film noir comedy written by my friend Miss Catwings! One part Film Noir, a dash of Drama, add One Hardboiled Detective, One Femme Fatale, blend in an Ensemble of Screwball Suspects, top off with some Crisp Dialogue and a heavy helping of Witty One-Liners, Double-Entendres, Two possible Endings, and you’ve got a tantalizing tale for the tastebuds. A Slice of Danger is a fictional account of a Honolulu, that never was. Set in Chinatown, Hawaii, a rotten city, full of crooked cops, deadly dames, lousy low-lifes, pizza…
  • Decade-hopping with Devin

    thecheyne
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    From my decade-spanning photoshoot with agency model Devin H. From a 1940’s mobster to a 1940’s military man to a 1950’s Motown singer, Devin really shined in all the different styles.
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • Anne and Craig's coastal wedding at the York Harbor Reading Room

    denise
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    I was thrilled to come back to York for Anne and Craig's wedding after photographing their engagement session here last fall.  Anne has been wanting to get married at the Reading Room since she was young, having looked up at it from the York Harbor Beach over many summers.  However, it almost didn't happen!  After Craig's proposal, they inquired at the Reading Room for the 2015 season and... they were booked.  Booked solid for the entire summer.  After this heartbreaking news, Craig and Anne's dad, Ed, were tasked with going out one day and looking at venues.
  • Cape Elizabeth family session with Baby Rex

    denise
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    It's been almost exactly 3 years since I photographed Amanda and Mike's wedding in Cape Elizabeth, and I got to return to that very spot to meet their 8 month old son, Rex.  I had such a lovely time at their wedding that I just knew seeing them as a family would be something special, and it was.  This little guy is such a character already!  He was also rocking some hair that just would not play nicely, which I loved. And seeing the looks on Amanda and Mike's faces as they watched their son just filled my heart.  I walked away from this shoot with a huge smile on my…
  • Charlotte turns two

    emilie
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    It's a little wild to think that I first photographed this busy toddler when she was days old. Now she's a walking, talking funny little person! We strolled to Falmouth's Town Landing, their usual afternoon routine, for some shell searching and boat counting before retreating home as raindrops began to fall. So grateful to Charlotte's parents for regularly inviting me to document their family – this marked Charlotte's sixth session! Adore you three (four! Wyatt the pup, too!)! 
  • Carolyn and Paul's romantic spring wedding at Migis Lodge

    whitney
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    Migis Lodge is one of my absolute favorite venues in Maine.  The spirit of that place is quite special and seems to whisk you away elsewhere the minute you see the brown sign on route 302 and roll down their narrow, windy road.  Needless to say, I was thrilled when Carolyn and Paul wanted me to photograph their rehearsal dinner.  Carolyn is a fellow Salt Institute alum, so she and I share our love for documenting the full story, plus I welcomed any chance to make it to Migis again to photograph their big weekend.  With rain in the forecast for the wedding day, the bonfire…
  • Hopie and Nicholas' Falmouth Foreside wedding at the Portland Country Club

    emilie
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:12 pm
    When Hopie arrived to her house from the salon, she asked if I wanted to hang out with her brother and her cousin while she and her bridesmaids got dressed and she'd be down in a little bit. "It would be more fun for you, right?" she said. I love this about Hopie. No frills, no fuss. But I followed her upstairs anyway.The day continued in much the same calm flow. We were early to the church. The ceremony lingered just long enough with heartfelt readings and reflections. We extended our post-ceremony spin in an antique car to make a spontaneous stop at Town Landing. Even the sun was agreeable…
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • How To Build Your Own Flash Bracket

    Robert Visconti
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Keeping on pace with my last post regarding external flash units, I’ve decided to show you one of my “do-it-yourself” (DIY) projects: building an external flash bracket. Having the majority of my lenses fitted with the same quick-release plates, this flash bracket mounts to all of them with ease and full versatility. Check it out: Assembled Flash Bracket What Is a Flash Bracket? Soon after I purchased my Better-Beamer, I started looking at external flash brackets for the long lenses. A flash bracket locates the external flash unit off (and, more importantly: higher up) from the lens.
  • Need Help Identifying a Bird In Your Photo? Check out this website!

    Steve Berardi
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiHave you ever photographed a bird and had no idea what kind it was? Sometimes it’s easy to identify it later by looking through a bird book, and sometimes not so much. And, even when you do identify it, it’s nice to get some confirmation from other people. Well, we’re in luck, because a team of ornithologists and computer scientists at Cornell have developed a web app called Merlin that helps you identify the bird in your photo. And, it works surprisingly well! I was skeptical of the app at first, but it accurately identified the bird species in numerous photos of…
  • Using Your Smartphone As a Post-Processing Playground

    Steve Berardi
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiPost-processing is one of the most important steps of creating a powerful image (as my dad wrote about in a previous post). Ansel Adams once said, “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” In modern day digital photography, post-processing leads to the “performance” part that Adams refers to. A RAW file from your camera can go in so many different directions. In the past year or so, I’ve been really trying to improve my post-processing skills (especially with landscape images), and I discovered that one…
  • Benefits of Using a Flash Extender

    Robert Visconti
    19 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Note from the editor (Steve): This is a post by our newest writer: Robert Visconti. He primarily photographs wildlife (especially birds), and he’s got some really cool ideas for DIY projects and optimizing your camera gear. In this post, he talks about using flash extenders and how to make one work better. A flash extender is just that: it extends the flash’s output to a much greater distance by using a Fresnel lens. A flash without the extender literally “floods” the entire subject area with light. The extender takes this conical shape of light and concentrates it into a beam, hence…
  • Photographing a Subject for Multiple Uses

    Jim Braswell
    5 May 2015 | 6:24 pm
    Spring Bluebells / Photo by Jim Braswell When photographing a subject, do you picture in your mind just how that photo will be used? Do you ever consider multiple uses? I got caught in the trap of shooting for a single use, early in my photographic endeavors. When putting together a series of images for a nature calendar, I found some older images that would have been wonderful to include in the calendar. But these images were all shot as verticals (or, “portraits”) and were not able to be cropped to a suitable horizontal format. In some cases, you may be able to re-crop a…
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    The Digital Story

  • What Makes the Olympus Air Different

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:47 pm
    It's like Micro Four Thirds optics were designed for this moment - The Olympus Air - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/06/what-makes-the-olympus-air-different.html
  • "5 Unique Portrait Tips, Happy Clients, Dual Lens iPhone?" - Photo Podcast 486

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Today on the TDS Photo Podcast: 5 Tips to Energize Your Portraits, New Camera Tech for Next iPhone?, Surefire Happy Clients - all of this and more with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/06/unique-portrait-tips-podcast-486.html
  • DxO ONE vs iPhone 5S Sunset Shoot

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:32 pm
    A dramatic sunset captured with an iPhone 5S and DxO ONE. Here's how they stack up - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/06/dxo-one-vs-iphone-5s.html
  • The Visual Shot List

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:37 am
    Make sure you and your client are on the same page. Here's how to build a visual shot list for your next big assignment - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/06/the-visual-shot-list.html
  • iCloud and Photos for OS X

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:10 am
    A big advantage to Photos for OS X is its iCloud integration. This allows photographers to tie together their mobile devices with their computers. Here's a quick walkthrough to set it up - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/06/icloud-and-photos-for-osx.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Female Photographer and being no lesser photographer…

    Carlo Nicora
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:30 pm
    The role of the female photographer is slowly starting to change the world. For example, I have always found funny that Faby, for some time in the past, felt to be the lesser photographer of Faby and Carlo. More than funny, it has always been frustrating to see her creative genius put down by few false convictions. These convictions found their roots, primarily, in the photographers’ circles. Male dominated, technical oriented, these circles have been the standard for photographers since I can remember. The culture has always been flavoured by testosteronic comparison for who had the…
  • 5 beauty mistakes that make you look cheap

    Fabiana Nicora
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The way you look shows your sense of style to the world, and every single one of us wants to be recognised as women with great taste. It does not matter how expensive what we wear and the make up we use are, there are still some bad beauty mistakes that can make look cheap. Whatever the budget we want to invest in our look, for me, looking cheap is never – ever! – a good thing. 1. Too much perfume Smelling like the entire perfume department of Selfridges is not cool. It can be the most amazing, alluring, fragrance ever, but too much of a good thing inevitably becomes a bad one.
  • Heartbreaking: I won’t shoot film! Should you?

    Carlo Nicora
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Despite my love for film, I am a digital person. Recently I have been following rants and raves of photo bloggers about film photography, and I made up my mind. Despite coming very close to buying a beautiful film camera, I decided against it. In this post I will shed some light on my thoughts about shooting film, the rationale behind my decision of going on shooting digital and some words of advice for those of you who are considering shooting film. Are you ready to tumble down the rabbit hole of a heartbreaking decision not to shoot film? The slow pace of film, the pro One of the things…
  • 3 deadly mistakes I made in choosing my PT that you can avoid

    Fabiana Nicora
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I am now over 40 and it is definitively more challenging to shed those pounds in excess that have been bothering me since I had my little one, so I hired a professional PT to help me achieve my goal of getting back in shape. I had not expected to happen in an instant, however, it has been terribly disappointing to see no results after 5 months. That is why I want to share with you the mistakes I made in choosing my PT, so that you can make a better choice and get the results you work for. 1.Be sure you and your PT are on the same page I felt uneasy and disconnected from my PT from the very…
  • Write a Business Model. You need it!

    Carlo Nicora
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The definition of business model is not very simple: A business model describes the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers, and captures value, in economic, social, cultural or other contexts. In simpler word, a business model describe why and how a business generates value (not just money). Every business should have one, and this includes photographers; however, having met some many up and coming photographers is making me view the definitions of “professional” or “amateur” in a different way. If before this revelation I had always assumed that a…
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    PhotoDay

  • ...the Look of Love.

    23 Jun 2015 | 11:37 am
    .....Thanks Burt.Seattle, Washington.Spring 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • ...chairs and paintings.

    22 Jun 2015 | 2:40 pm
    .....In the HUB, the University of Washington.Seattle, Washington.Spring, 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • A View from the HUB.

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:25 pm
    .....The HUB, the University of Washington.Seattle, Washington.Spring, 2015......Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Dinner Patterns

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:02 pm
    .....Dinner at the Henry Art Gallery.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring, 2015..... Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
  • Dollar Daze...

    17 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    ...On the Ave, near the University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring, 2015.....Made on a Mac ©2015...Jim Scolman. 
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Selfie

    Ilan Bresler
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    Selfie rules the world :)
  • Home

    Ilan Bresler
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
  • Bread and Olives

    Ilan Bresler
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:52 am
    Food photography is not really my thing, but it looks... So good! :)
  • Short Rest

    Ilan Bresler
    2 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Italy, Florence, 2014
  • Morning Shift

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

  • How To Use Stellar Stories For A Photography Business

    Scott
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Stellar is an app for mobile devices which let photographers create photo stories, with text and video. I am using Stellar to share some of my travels and photo projects. You can see a story from my Palouse, Washington trip here. In fact, here is the story embedding in the blog post. (If you are reading via email or RSS then you likely to need to visit the blog post on the Photocrati site in order to see the embedded story) I recorded a video showing how to bring your professional photographs through Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile directly into your phone and then into Stellar for a story.
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 38

    Editor
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Normal View from inside looking out. via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal An alternative perspective on the Palouse Falls via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Pre-rally prep. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal House beneath the Milky Way via thomas_karanikas Filter used: Normal Stop by the lake via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal California Quail (Adult Male) Enjoying the Sunrise Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Parcourse, Scotts Valley, California. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Hills on fire via teresaneuhaus Filter used: Juno…
  • The WordPress Secret Link Paste Feature

    Scott
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    WordPress has a feature built-in that many people do not know about. It’s called Link Paste. Typically when you insert a link you will highlight the word(s) you want to link and then click on the link icon in the TinyMCE bar. How does a simple copy/paste sound? Try this… Copy a link, like http://www.photocrati.com using either command+c on a Mac or control+c on a PC. Then in a blog post or page, highlight a word, or a few words. When highlighted, use command+v on a Mac or control+v on a PC to paste the link for those words. What you should see is the words linked like you used the…
  • This Photography Offer Is Kind Of A Big Deal

    Editor
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:55 am
    Our friends at Think Eleven have just published a new photography bundle called The Big Deal. It contains over $4,000 worth of photography tools and resources, for only $99.  20% of which gets donated to some amazing charities. List of Contributors (in no particular order): Lindsay Adler – Designing an Image & Studio Lighting Guide, Subscription to NEW website Jared Platt – Comprehensive Collection of 400 Lightroom Presets & Lightroom Webinar Mylio – 1 Year Subscription Dave Cross – 1 Year Subscription Tony Sweet – 13 Videos Covering Macro Photography,…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 37

    Editor
    11 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Merriam’s Chipmunk Eating Elderberry, Part Two Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. photography via moleskp Filter used: Normal The munchkin’s first railfanning trip, chasing steam locomotive SOU 630 on May 18, 2014 PLEASE NOTE: No trespassing was involved; this photo was taken under controlled conditions supervised by the local police, TVRM volunteers & @norfolksouthern employees while the railyard was open to the public for the 21st Century Steam excursions. SOU 630 is to our right, just out of…
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    MCP Actions

  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: July 2015 Themes

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

    Erin Peloquin
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Adobe’s latest release of Creative Cloud 2015 offers improvements across the desktop and mobile apps that photographers use most. << SUBSCRIBE to Adobe CC 2015 NOW >> Here’s a quick rundown of the features most helpful to you. Lightroom Easy Dehaze – remove atmospheric haze to recover color and contrast, or add haze for artistic effects. Local Whites & Blacks adjustments – the Whites and Blacks sliders are now available on the Local Adjustment Brush, the Radial Filter and the Graduated Filter. Do MCP’s Presets work in Lightroom CC 2015?
  • How to Master the Art of Floating Fruit Photography

    MCP Actions
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love fruit… not only do I love to eat it… I love to make it into fun and interesting creations. This tutorial will show you how to make your fruit float. No, I do not have any levitation secrets from David Blaine, although that would be WAY cooler. Still, after following these steps you will be able to wow your friends and maybe FEEL a little bit like Blaine himself. First, we will talk about the fruit and how to take the picture. Items Needed: Camera Sliced Fruit or Vegetable White countertop or poster board Toothpicks Photographing the fruit: You will need a bit of patience for this,…
  • How to Vanish Color Casts using MCP Actions

    MCP Actions
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
      What are color casts? Color casts are unwanted tints of color in your photos.  As you can see in the picture below, the model’s arm has a yellowish tint to it, where it should match the color of the rest of her skin tone.   How to Quickly Fix Color Casts Using MCP Actions There are many ways to correct color casts, but I prefer to use the Manual Color Switcher action from MCP’s Inspire set.  It gives a great result in record time, and I am all about doing things quickly and effectively. Steps: Play the Manual Color Switcher Action Double click the color swatch and…
  • How to Extend Space and Add a Photo Prop in Photoshop

    MCP Actions
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
      Some sessions don’t go as planned… Photoshop to the rescue! Since we didn’t have balloons or a cake and balloons to keep his attention, I had to get creative to get the photo shown above. Equipment used – Nikon D610, 35mm lens Lighting – AB800 Strobe with PLM Editing Software – Photoshop CS6   Here is the SOOC image showing the bubbles that were used to get the baby’s attention.  To the right is a stock photo I purchased to add later.   Step 1 – Extending & Editing The Backdrop To extend the backdrop, I use the…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Leica Unveils the Q

    Carlos Echenique
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, presents the first of a new line of digital compact cameras. With a full-frame sensor and a particularly high-speed, classic focal length prime lens, the Leica Q stands out due to its fast and intuitive handling. Its Leica Summilux 28 mm f/1.7 ASPH. lens makes it ideal for available light situations [...] The post Leica Unveils the Q appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Arte Di Mano Case for Leica M240 + Grip

    Carlos Echenique
    17 May 2015 | 10:14 pm
    OK, if I ever win the lottery, I am buying a Leica M240 kit that looks like this except in silver:   That’s a Leica M240 + Multifunction Grip in an Arte Di Mano leather half-case that covers the whole shebang. Such decadence! Since money is no object in this little fantasy, I might drop [...] The post Arte Di Mano Case for Leica M240 + Grip appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Konost to Release Digital Rangefinder Camera in 2016

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

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

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

  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Mary Jane West-Eberhard

    kapsalise
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceBlog Categories: Smithsonian History
  • Staff Matters: Meet Our New Additions

    todam
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    The Archives is made up of wonderful, helpful, and hard working individuals who strive to acquire, preserve, and make accessible records that document the history of the Smithsonian Institution. Some of our staff have been at the Smithsonian for 30 plus years, while others are just beginning their tenure here. There will be some changes in the office as we welcome new staff members coming on board this summer who bring their expertise and new ideas to the Archives. Continuing our series on introducing new staff, I'd like to welcome our new Preservation Coordinator, Alison Reppert Gerber. …
  • Sneak Peek 6/29/2015

    robym
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:46 am
    Blog Tags: Sneak PeekMammalsBlog Categories: Collections in Focus
  • See Here: 6/26/2015

    Sobersk
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereScienceCities/Places
  • Link Love: 6/26/2015

    todam
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Seven red pandas were born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute! [via Smithsonian Science News You never now what you'll find - A photograph acquired from an estate sale may have Vincent van Gogh amongst the people in it. [via Colossal With funding from a Foundations planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the seven women’s colleges once known as the “Seven Sisters” launch College Women: Documenting the History of Women in Higher Education which brings together online digitized letters, diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of women who attended the…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Perfectly Clear Presets and Adjustments

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:19 am
    RC welcomes Riley Stricklin from Athentech for another Product Snapshot of Perfectly Clear, an intelligent image correction plugin. Are you ready to perfect your photos with just one click? Riley demonstrates the abilities of one-click image correction to get that stunning image faster by applying 20 corrections automatically, counteracting your camera's limitations and delivering photos as vibrant as life itself. He also goes more in-depth with presets like Beautify and demonstrates how you can make more adjustments to your image within the preset. Links from the show Athentech.com This…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: First Look – Edelkrone Slider Plus

    Aaron Westgate
    22 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    RC welcomes Mia McCormick on to the set of Photography Tips and Tricks for a first look video of the Edelkrone Slider Plus. Mia gives a review on the slider and demos how to use it. She also gives viewers some tips on other items to add to the slider for the video enthusiast. Links from the show Edelkrone.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Rapid Box XXL and Convert to DNG – Episode 96

    Aaron Westgate
    7 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    In this season finale, RC has a tip on using the Wescott Rapid Box XXL. He shows viewers how easy it is to get the Rapid Box set up and going on your photography shoot. He also has a tip on using Convert to DNG and Lossy DNG in Lightroom. Website to watch: PhotoshopWorld Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Snapshot – Perfectly Clear

    Aaron Westgate
    4 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    RC welcomes Riley Stricklin on to the set of Photography Tips & Tricks for a product demo of Perfectly Clear, an intelligent image correction plugin from Athentech. Are you ready to perfect your photos with just one click? Riley demonstrates the abilities of one click image correction to get that stunning image faster by applying 20 corrections automatically, counteracting your camera's limitations and delivering photos as vibrant as life itself. Links from the show Athentech.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Tethering with LR Mobile and Custom Pages – Episode 95

    Aaron Westgate
    30 Apr 2015 | 6:51 am
    RC does a tip on tethering to Lightroom and having it sync to your mobile app for Lightroom. He also has a tip on creating a custom page in Lightroom for printing. Website to watch: Sharon Farmer Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Photographer Arnold Newman – Interview & Heisler’s In Memoriam

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    Photographer Arnold Newman is widely considered the ‘father of environmental portraiture’. Newman offers candid insights in an interview. Master photographer Gregory Heisler pays tribute to his mentor. View 12 Great Photographs By Arnold Newman here. Read quotes by Arnold Newman here. View more in The Essential Collection Of Documentaries On Photographers.
  • 12 Great Photographs By Harry Callahan

    johnpaulcaponigro
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Read Quotes By Harry Callahan here. View a documentary on Harry Callahan here. View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.
  • The Big Deal – $4000 in Photo Education, Software and Memberships for $99!

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Get this amazing deal here!
  • Exquisite Corpse Unveiled – Maine Media Workshops – June 24

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    An art sale fundraiser for Maine Media Workshops + College. June 24, 2015 – Brewster Point Barn, Rockport, ME VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 pm / Main Event 6:30-8:30 pm “This summer our friends, local artists, and community members will gather in Rockport to celebrate the spirit of creative collaboration that is at the heart of everything we do. Originally enjoyed as a parlor game by French Surrealists in the early 1920s, exquisite corpse is a collaborative artistic process that celebrates the unexpected. In most forms of the game, only a portion of what one artist has created is…
  • Julianne Kost Demo’s Lightroom CC’s Hidden Gems

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    “Discover new features and enhancements in Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more!” View more Lightroom videos here. Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops here.
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Little House on The …

    Moose
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website I’ve gone past this house on the ridge for decade […] The post Little House on The … appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Front Page

  • Capturing an African safari memory with the DxO ONE

    David Cardinal
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Clearly telephotos dominate when we think of safari lenses. But sometimes the most compelling images are the ones that show both ourselves and the animals. Having a small, quick, camera that can record the moment is a huge win. I took a number of such shots with the DxO ONE on our just-finishing safari to Botswana and Zimbabwe, but this was one of my favorites:
  • Images from Johannesburg with the DxO ONE

    David Cardinal
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    The Melrose Arch mall and environs in Johannesburg provided some good locations to capture images for the new DxO ONE. To make sure the camera was doing as much of the work as possible, I left it on Auto mode for all but a couple of the shots. Here’s a gallery of some of my favorites (NOTE: This is a pre-production camera, so final image quality will be different when the unit ships to customers) – Images are all copyrighted, so ask for permission before using them)…
  • DxO ONE: Introducing a new kind of mobile camera

    David Cardinal
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    I’ve been working with a very exciting new camera that I’m happy to be able to tell you about now that it has been announced. It is called simply the ONE, from image processing software vendor DxO. DxO has used its industry-leading expertise in evaluating cameras and lenses, and creating image processing pipelines, to create a camera that works seamlessly with your iPhone, but produces much better images. The ONE is built around a 1-inch sensor – far larger than the ones found in mobile devices, including the one in the iPhone. It’s the same size sensor that’s found in much larger,…
  • Adobe Photoshop 2015: Comparing the new Dehaze filter with DxO's ClearView

    David Cardinal
    16 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
    Regular readers will know that I’m a big fan of using the ClearView filter in DxO’s Optics Pro to reduce various kinds of contrast-lowering issues in i
  • Quick tip on when your next point and shoot should be a superzoom

    David Cardinal
    11 Jun 2015 | 12:25 pm
    While smartphones have put a large dent in the compact camera market, tens of millions are still sold, and I often get asked about what features to look for when purchasing one. Headline numbers in ads often include not just resolution, but zoom range. Some models, like the Lumix DMC-ZS50 I'm currently testing, offer ranges up to 30:1 (effectively a 720mm telephoto lens at the long end). It is really tempting to think, "Wow! Why not get one that does that?" However, there are tradeoffs...
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    Prolost

  • Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom, Version 2.1

    Stu Maschwitz
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:58 pm
    A combination of Blockbuster Cyan and the new Fade preset group. With the release of Lightroom 2015.1/6.1, I’ve updated my Prolost Graduated Presets to version 2.1. You’ll recall that these Lightroom Develop presets, arranged in gradations, allow you to dial in common color adjustments by previewing and reacting, rather than moving a bunch of sliders (if you haven't seen this in action, watch this video). This updates adds the following three preset groups: Dehaze, as detailed here, not only makes it easier to visually adjust the new Dehaze effect, it makes it possible for Lightroom 6.1…
  • Lightroom June Update Adds Dehaze Control, These Free Presets Make Sure You Can Use It

    Stu Maschwitz
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:14 pm
    I can see clearly now, Dehaze is on. Adobe just released Lightroom 2015.1, also known as Lightroom 6.1, as well as Lightroom Mobile 1.5 for iOS. These are incremental updates to Lightroom’s spring release of 2015/6.0. There’s support for some additional cameras, local Black and White clipping controls, and a new effect for removing atmospheric haze from your photos. Some of the new features are only available to Creative Cloud subscribers, but I’ve released an update to the Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom that works around this limitation (and adds two powerful new preset groups…
  • A Hallway of Doors

    Stu Maschwitz
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:05 pm
    With both Offload and Slugline, I’ve had the opportunity to practice a theory about software User Experience. I call it the “hallway of doors,” and it’s a way of visualizing the tax levied on users by seemingly beneficial features and functionality. My favorite apps are the ones that do one thing, and do it well. The user experience of these single-purpose apps can be imagined as a hallway that the user travels down. There’s one way in (launching the app), and one way out (exporting a PDF of your screenplay in Slugline, successfully importing your camera media in Offload).
  • BulletProof Discontinued

    Stu Maschwitz
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:14 am
    Two years ago, Red Giant released BulletProof, a media management tool for video shooters. Today, they announced that it is being discontinued. Because I stood up in front of a thousand people at NAB two years ago — and all of the readers of Prolost — and pitched the vision of this app as “the other half of your camera,” I feel I owe you an explanation of what happened. BulletProof was not a successful product, for two important reasons: You didn’t buy it. BulletProof didn’t sell well. It never made enough money to cover its substantial development costs. That could have been…
  • How to Create the “LUT Look,” and Still More Tutorials

    Stu Maschwitz
    6 May 2015 | 8:09 am
    Five new, short tutorials on the new Magic Bullet Suite 12. First up is the Memory Colors scope in Magic Bullet Looks: Looks 3.0 comes with a set of presets designed to get you started with basic to advanced color grading. Here's how they work. Here's a short overview of the new Lens Vignette Tool in Magic Bullet Looks: It's easy to quickly toggle the grade off in Looks to check your work. Here's how: And finally, I show you how to create from scratch, using just Colorista III, the heavily hue-constrained look that so many popular LUT packages provide. Although I prefer to keep this look…
 
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    Stone Thrower

  • New Work From David Bishop

    Jamie Zimmermann
    3 Jun 2015 | 10:08 am
    “The Hollow” is David Bishop’s newest work. Try to spot all of the critters in this photo. It’s harder than it looks!   Photographer: David Bishop For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 Jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: animals, ants, bees, bunnies, critters, cute, David Bishop, david bishop photography, flowers, fluffy, fluffy cute, frogs, nature, nature photography, photographer,…
  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Clinton Perry

    Jamie Zimmermann
    12 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    We are excited to announce the addition of Clinton Perry to our roster of photographers.   For more information about Clinton or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Beach, clinton, clinton perry, clinton perry photography, decor, decorating, Glasshouse Assignment, interior decorating, interior design, perry, photographer, Portrait, Portrait Photography, skateboarding, Swimming
  • Christina Gandolfo – American Photography 31

    Jamie Zimmermann
    8 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Christina Gandolfo was selected for the American Photography 31. The photo was taken for Los Angeles Magazine. You can see the photo and all of the selected images here. Congratulations Christina!     For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: american photography, american photography 31, bingo, christina gandolfo, Glasshouse Assignment, la, los angeles magazine, photo, photographer,…
  • Calling All Photographers!

    glasshouseimages
    29 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Glasshouse Images is looking for creative and prolific artists with a unique vision to submit their best images for consideration into our distinctive and selective collection. Accepted work will be seen by clients all over the world. Send links to your websites and portfolios here: photos@glasshouseimages.com Eric Schwortz / Glasshouse Images / 1779700496Filed under: Stock Division
  • New Work From Christina Gandolfo

    Jamie Zimmermann
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Christina Gandolfo was recently commissioned by LA Magazine and Bicycle Magazine. Check out the amazing work below.       For more information about Christina or any of the Glasshouse photographers, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division Tagged: athlete, bar, bicycling magazine, bike, christina, christina gandolfo, gandolfo, kym perfetto, la, la life, la magazine, melrose umbrealla co., photography, sports photography, tearsheets
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Directing Motion Australia Is LIVE! July 2015 Sydney & Melbourne.

    Vincent Laforet
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
      Thanks to incredible support by RODE Microphones and Atomos, I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce I’ll be traveling to Australia next month to deliver brand new, 2 day Sydney and Melbourne ‘Directing Motion’ workshops that aim to raise the bar from the successful US tour in 2014.   Sydney Workshop details and tickets – click here Melbourne Workshop details and tickets – click here     Last year, I hit the road with MZed, and delivered the Directing Motion tour to over 3500 attendees across more than 30 cities in the US. It was an incredible…
  • Project AIR Workflow

    Vincent Laforet
    26 May 2015 | 3:24 am
    Project AIR workflow from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo.   For many of us, workflow is the least “sexy” part of any photo or video project.   That is until you find yourself waiting forever for a copy to finish as those minutes and hours eat into the few hours of sleep you will get that night/morning…  or worse:  when you run out of time, and you take a shortcut (because you have to leave a location, or simply need to get some sleep) and you fail to make a redundant copy… and disaster strikes. There are MANY ways that you can lose critical data:  it can…
  • London Has Landed!

    Vincent Laforet
    16 May 2015 | 3:31 pm
    We kicked off AIR Europe this week and shot London a few days ago – already very excited to share what I shot with you all, but for now, here’s a little taster of the free meet up events G Tech has kindly being putting on, the first of which was in London. Great event and turnout, and was simply wonderful to connect with so many of you passionate film makers and photographers, and to share a little of the background of AIR as well as hear about your own projects.   Our next event is in Barcelona on Monday May 18th, come join us! Events to follow in Berlin and Paris –…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • My Latest Interview: Finding Your Own Vision vs Hunting Trophy Shots

    Jim Goldstein
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:49 am
    My latest interview with Rick Sammon on the DPExperience podcast talking about landscape trophy shots & finding your own vision is now online. If you’re looking for some ideas on how to improve your photography I recommend listening. My discussion starts around the 41 minute mark. Enjoy and feel free to ask me any additional questions in the comments of this post. Have great day! http://dpexperience.com/podcast/Episodes/DPE-20150615.mp3 Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved My Latest Interview: Finding Your Own Vision vs Hunting Trophy Shots The post My Latest Interview:…
  • Snowy Sunrise at Gates of the Valley

    Jim Goldstein
    28 May 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Snowy Sunrise at Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park via 6×12 ONDU pinhole camera I never thought I’d say it, but it’s been fun dabbling with film again. While I still haven’t resorted to 35mm film in my old SLR I have been enjoying my time with an ONDU pinhole camera. I bought this camera via a Kickstarter campaign in 2013. Turns out ONDU is running a Kickstarter campaign for their 2nd generation pinhole cameras. If this type of photography interests you I highly recommend their cameras. Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved Snowy Sunrise at Gates of…
  • Remembering Rebecca Jackrel: Wildlife Photographer and Friend

    Jim Goldstein
    5 May 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Rebecca Jackrel Having Fun Behind the Camera It is with pain in my heart and tears in my eyes that I write this memoriam of my friend Rebecca Jackrel who recently lost her battle with cancer this week. Rebecca was a driven and dedicated wildlife photographer who prided herself in recent years raising awareness to the plight of the Ethiopian Wolf via the Ethiopian Wolf Project with Will Burrard-Lucas . Quite the world traveler her trips always centered around conservation wildlife photography of subjects spanning the Albatrosses of Midway, Polar Bears of Churchill and Svalbard, Spirit Bears…
  • My Favorite Features in Adobe Lightroom 6 (CC)

    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    The long awaited next version of Lightroom is out and below is my list of favorite features and improvements: Note before you upgrade I recommend reviewing  Steps to Save Your Ass With Lightroom Catalog Changes 1. Graduated Filters – Brush function A new Brush function has been added to Graduated Filters so that you can create custom edges versus a linear edge. Graduated Filter Brush Function 2. Performance: Optimized Multi-Processor and Multi-Core Support + GPU  Utilization This version of Lightroom has improved export performance that leverages more of your available system…
  • 6 Steps to Save Your Ass With Lightroom Catalog Changes

    Jim Goldstein
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:05 am
    Avoid downtime with these 6 steps to keep your Lightroom Catalog in tip top shape: 1. Know Where Your Catalog Resides Lightroom saves catalogs in the following folders: Windows: \Users\[user name]\Pictures\Lightroom Mac OS /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom When in doubt check here: (Mac OS) Lightroom > Catalog Settings (Windows) Edit > Catalog Settings   Know Where Your Lightroom Catalog Resides 2. Save Metadata to Your Files To save metadata to your files highlight your images and hit Command-S on Mac or Control-S on Windows. This will save author’s name, resolution,…
 
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 280 - Hatnim Lee

    27 Jun 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Hatnim Lee is a Korean-American editorial photographer who has shot everying from fashion to weddings. Her personal project focuses on her family's liquor store in the Washington DC area. The resulting images, which were recently showcased in PDN magazine, capture a unique perspective that reveals both a family and a community.    Resources:   http://www.hatn.im   http://www.hatnimleeweddings.com   http://www.jeromeliebling.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe   http://thisweekinphoto.com   info@thecandidframe.com  
  • TCF Ep. 279 - Jake Niece

    7 Jun 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Jake Niece is a wildlife firefighter who is also a passionate photographer. He has documented his work and that of his fellow firefighters. The results are unique photographs the captures a personal perspective on wildfires and the people who fight them. After a career as an engineer, he has transitioned to working as a photographer who also captures images of snow and motor sports.    Resources:   http://www.jakeniece.com   http://jerrydodrill.photoshelter.com/#!/index   http://www.squarespace.com/stories?channel=podcast&subchannel=candidframe&source=candidframe  …
  • TCF Ep. 278 - Doug Hyun

    31 May 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Doug Hyun has made a career of making great still photographs for some of the best television and motion picture productions including Spiderman, Deadwood, Carnival, Six-Feet Under, Nip/Tuck and Curb Your Enthusiasm.    Resources:   http://www.motionpicturestills.com   http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL5347YF   http://www.thearcanum.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com  
  • TCF Ep. 277 - Niko J. Kallianiotis

    24 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Niko Kallianiotis is an educator and photographer based in Pennsylvania. He started his career as a newspaper photographer, first as a freelancer at The Times Leader, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and then as a staff photographer at The Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton, Ohio, and The Watertown Daily Times in Watertown, New York.    He is currently an Assistant Professor of Photography at Marywood University in Scranton, PA and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is also a contributing photographer for The New York Times. His work has been published and…
  • TCF Ep. 276 - Colin Westerbeck Pt. 2

    18 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography.  This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Westerbeck   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821227262?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0821227262&linkCode=xm2&tag=thecanfra-20   http://natandvir.com   http://streetphotography2015.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com    
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Trip Report 3: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Landscapes

    Derrald
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Fort Robinson Twilight Today is my third and final trip report on this year’s journey to the panhandle of Nebraska. As I mentioned in the earlier trip reports the weather was very dynamic, switching between sun and storms and back again. This type of weather is always both exciting and challenging to capture. I feel today’s choices really shows these shifts and how I tried to utilize the conditions to photograph the landscape in my vision. The first image in today’s selection is of Ft. Robinson State Park in northwestern Nebraska. I’ve been through Ft. Robinson several…
  • Trip Report 2: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Close-Ups

    Derrald
    23 Jun 2015 | 6:53 pm
    Mariposa Droplets Sometimes the most intricate and colorful subjects are found close to the ground or are small and often hidden. Over time as a photographer my Macro lens has become one of my favorite lenses for exploring the world. I can and often do spend hours studying one flower. The white lily, for instance, was my subject for almost an hour and a half as I crawled around to get the perfect vantage. I wanted to accentuate the drops and explore the beauty of this Great Plains flower. Only For a Day This spiderwort at Ash Hollow State Historical Park was also no exception. I spent a good…
  • Trip Report 1: Spring in the Nebraska Panhandle – Wildlife

    Derrald
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    The senses really come alive during the spring in the Panhandle of Nebraska. First, I’ve got to mention the wild thunderstorms. Rain, lightning, thunder all combine to create awesome experiences. Although I’m not a storm chaser I love to watch these powerhouses of weather cross the vast prairies, canyons, and sandhills of western Nebraska. On my recent journey I was soaked, hailed on, and even saw a rainbow or two (Or was that a double rainbow?). Secondly, Nebraska is a haven for all sorts of wildlife, especially birds. If you’re a birder the little lakes in the sandhills…
  • Photo Friday: Spring Singing

    Derrald
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    Spring Singing I’ve recently returned from a trip around the panhandle of Nebraska logging over 1,600 miles. I witnessed some incredible storms in the Sandhills, spent a peaceful evening on a rocky outcropping at Ft. Robinson State Park, and I had a chance to photograph some burrowing owls again. I’m currently working on processing and culling the thousands of photographs and hope to have a few posts dedicated to the trip report. In the meantime, here is an image of a Western Meadowlark who was quite loud, incidentally, singing away on top of a fencepost near the southern entrance…
  • Photo Friday: Ducklings

    Derrald
    29 May 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Sometimes the best subjects are those close to home. At a little pond, not far from my house about two weeks ago several little ducklings were born. For the first week I tried to capture some images of them, but the weather hadn’t cooperated and frankly neither did the ducklings. Multiple days of rain kept me away. This past week we finally had a couple of beautiful days. I grabbed my camera and headed out at the first opportunity of a some better light. I watched the ducklings paddle around the small pond for a good couple of hours total. It was great fun to watch them play with each…
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    Photo Review News

  • Firmware update for Samsung NX500

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Samsung has issued a firmware update for its NX500 mirrorless camera, providing improvements to still and movie performance and capabilities.
  • Free webinar on Spyder5 colorimeter

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Tomorrow evening Datacolor will broadcast a free webinar titled "Why Upgrade to Spyder5 and which version is right for you?"
  • Entries open for Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Entries are being sought for the 2015 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, which runs concurrently with the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Australia’s richest art prize.
  • Ricoh GR II unveiled

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:26 pm
    Ricoh/Pentax has updated its popular GR compact camera with a new model, the GR II, which uses the same 16-megapixel APS-C sensor and 28mm equivalent f/2.8 lens.
  • Canon announces PowerShot G3 X

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Canon's latest PowerShot G-Series camera, the PowerShot G3 X, offers the highest specifications in the premium compact camera line to date.
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Canon EOS 750D

    30 Jun 2015 | 10:55 pm
    An entry-level DLSR offering 24.2-megapixel resolution, fast Hybrid CMOS AF III focusing and embedded Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Canon PowerShot G7X

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:25 pm
    A premium compact digicam with enthusiast-style controls, a fast, 4.2x optical zoom lens and a 20.2-megapixel 13.2 x 8.8 mm BSI-CMOS sensor.
  • Leica Q

    21 Jun 2015 | 5:35 pm
    The new Leica Q features a 24-megapixel full frame sensor, a fast f/1.7 28mm Summilux lens and high-resolution EVF in a classically-styled magnesium alloy body.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

    14 Jun 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Panasonic's latest G-series camera, the DMC-G7 combines 4K video and enhanced autofocusing in a compact, affordably-priced CSC.
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:59 pm
    A fast, weatherproof ultra-wide angle zoom lens with professional build quality and a sophisticated optical design.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Canyon Lines, Utah

    RR Jr
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Canyon Lines, Utah – Olympus E-M1, 1/80 sec @f/8, 90mm, ISO 200, no filters One of the things I see students struggling with most often is knowing where to start—the equivalent of the writer’s blank page. As any writer knows, that’s the most intimidating part of the writing process, where the fear is greatest. Photography is very much the same especially when we’re in a new location for the first time. Or perhaps you’re revisiting a familiar location but don’t quite know where to start so that you don’t feel like you’re repeating yourself. I’ve been in both situations…
  • The Importance of Imitation

    RR Jr
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    Tivoli Bays, Hudson Valley I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.- Montiagne There’s a lot of  focus today in making “original” images, but is that really the path towards developing a personal style? Perhaps a better way is simply to steal, in the most benevolent way, from others who inspire us until our own voice emerges. After all, isn’t this the way most if not all great artists became innovators in their respective creative pursuits? Theres’s no shame in imitation, except when it becomes a means to an end. At…
  • Making Every Detail Count as a Photographer

    RR Jr
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:09 am
    I walked into my local coffee shop recently and noticed a new photography exhibition on the walls. Most were fairly large (20″ x 30″) images of urban landscapes featuring trees, footpaths, and other similar scenes. They were mounted in nice wooden frames with a standard white mat. At first glance, I liked the perspectives the photographer used for many of the images, using a wide angle lens to create a dramatic perspective. Get close enough to a tree, as several of the images did, and the branches take on a life of their own, creating bold lines and repeating shapes throughout the image.
  • June 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    RR Jr
    5 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    The June 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the southwest. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image as Desktop Picture”).
  • The Cubans – A New Book by Jay Seldin

    RR Jr
    29 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Great photographer and fellow Canson ambassador Jay Seldin has a new photo book based on his many trips to Cuba that I think is worthy of your support. He’s self-publishing it on Kickstarter, and I think it’s a great addition to any photographer’s library. “The Cubans” is a book of 80 black and white photographs, celebrating the Cuban people, their lives, and their cultures. Regardless of what type of photography you like, there are many things to learn from Jay’s work. He’s a documentary social photographer with a great sensitivity to both his subjects and the art of…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • Something Unexpected

    Youssef Ismail
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    The delinquent photographer is back again.  Hey, this time its only been 3 months!  Anyway, this evening Venus and Jupiter were aligned with each other in the evening sky after sunset and for about two and a half hours they could be seen hanging over the western horizon.  I thought it was an fairly unique occurrence and decided to photograph them. I pulled out the Nikon D2x and the 400mm f/5.6 lens that I use to photograph the moon each month.  I made the first photo at an ISO setting of 100 which required an 8 second exposure.  I knew that was too long but wanted to see how much blur…
  • The Creative Edge…With A Dose of Good Luck!

    Youssef Ismail
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    I know I have been delinquent since October of last year.  I apologize.  My teaching schedule has had me on the ropes for much of that time and even though working with students on some pretty incredible science and engineering projects leading up to the county science fair is creative, its just not the same as losing oneself behind the camera and producing a piece of art that just touches the soul. To remedy my absence and get my creative photographic juices flowing again I decided on heading out to the happiest place on Earth.  No, not Disneyland….but Yosemite!  I could not think…
  • Conjunction Junction…..

    Youssef Ismail
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:49 am
    ….What’s Your Function? That is the opening line of a little musical cartoon I remember growing up with that taught grammar through songs, as well as other elementary school topics like math and history.  The series was called School House Rock and could be found today on DVD as well as being online. This past Thursday an event took place in our skies that goes by that very name, a conjunction.  In this case it was the coming together of the Sun and Moon.  As a matter of fact, the Sun and Moon enter into conjunction every 29.5 days.  When referring to the Sun and Moon,…
  • From Darkness…

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

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

  • Gifture is the New Instagram

    Scott Webb
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion. Hurray, Instagram made a bunch of coin for it’s awesomeness! NUWOMB is still one of Instagram’s biggest fans, but there is a new app on the block that’s got an added element of fun: Gifture. Gifture: Animate the Everyday There has been a rise of animated gifs of late and Gifture app has been a long time in development. I started to wonder if we’d ever see Gifture in the wild.  Huh? Designer for the app, James McDonald had been showing teasers of the app development via Dribbble. It was a long time in the making.  Now that the app is live,…
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Spring Valley Nature Center Engagement Session | Sarah & Steven

    mindy
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:21 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 - Spring Valley Nature Center Engagement Session | Sarah & Steven xoxo 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 - Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James

    mindy
    19 May 2015 | 9:33 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 - Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: Waldorf Astoria Chicago Photography:   Michele and Andy Coordinator: Akeshi with   Kesh Events Flowers:  Vale of Enna DJ: Daniel Moose Events Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe

    mindy
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 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 - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe xoxo 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 - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott

    mindy
    8 May 2015 | 9:04 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 - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott xoxo 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 - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • chicago maternity photos | alicia

    michele
    6 May 2015 | 11:34 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 - chicago maternity photos | alicia 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 - chicago maternity photos | alicia
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #35

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    This week's theme: SINGAPORE PHOTOGRAPHERS I thought it would be appropriate to restart my weekly street posts with photos from my recent trip to Singapore. My children were still on Summer Vacation, so my wife and I decided to take the family to the Lion City for a week.   Despite my desperate need for R&R, I took my cameras with me (to my wife's chagrin)-- fearing that I will regret not 
  • Weekly Street Photos #34

    4 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    This week's theme: ASKALS Before I go on my 3 week vacation (with my kids), I want to leave you with one last set of photos...   When you walk on the streets of Metro-Manila you will surely come across an Askal (short for Asong Kalye: street dog or native mongrel). Often maligned and maltreated (sometimes even butchered as a delicacy), our native 'Dingos' are none the less considered to be
  • Weekly Street Photos #33

    25 Apr 2015 | 10:10 pm
    This week's theme: OVERHEAD SHOT 2 (Color) Part 2 of last week's theme. I find the "Bird's Eye-View" of the world refreshing. It gives us a detached 'godlike' view of humanity from above, where we can observe ourselves more objectively. Here are a few some colored examples...  (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Follow The Leader"   "Triage"   "Wi-Fi Central" --All Photos are
  • Weekly Street Photos #32

    19 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: OVERHEAD SHOT I love taking pictures from above to punctuate my shooting routine. Viewing my subject overhead automatically refreshes my point of view and affords me a momentary pause to reassess my perspective on most photo projects I do. Here are a few examples in Black & White...      (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Equilibrium" "Human Ant Farm"   "
  • Weekly Street Photos #31

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: EASTER SUNDAY Easter Sunday is a big day of celebration for Filipino families. Most traditional (elderly) Filipino Catholics literally believe that Jesus gets "reborn in spirit" each year on Easter, a spiritual regeneration parallel to the physical cycle of death and rebirth we find in nature.   I remember my grandfather being a member of a select group of initiates 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Canon EOS 5DS R First Impression Review

    Krishna Mohan
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:11 am
    Last Friday I picked up my new Canon EOS 5DS R DSLR camera. Monsoon had just arrived to my home town with incessant rain which made outdoor testing difficult, still I wanted to test out this new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Android App for My Blog

    Krishna Mohan
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Android dominates the mobile platform and is widely used. Creating and publishing Android App to the Android Market for my blog was one of the idea suggested by a friend of mine. You must be... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Signal Fly – Platystomatidae

    Krishna Mohan
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:49 am
    I found this signal fly resting on a leaf in my garden near the kitchen compost pit. I used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro at 2X magnification. I used Canon MT-24EX macro... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Gruesome Beetle Sex

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:11 am
    Fierce competition for fertilisation rights is fairly common among insects and has led to the evolution of some truly gruesome sexual strategies. This “sexually antagonistic co-evolution” is found in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Long-legged Fly

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:01 am
    Unlike the vast majority of insects that flee upon being approached too closely, these dainty Long-legged flies are not easily spooked from their chosen perches, making them ideal photography... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Calamigos Equestrian Wedding

    photoblogger
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:01 am
    Tweet Calamigos Equestrian Wedding with Whitney and Jason It was great to have worked with Modern LA Weddings on this Calamigos Equestrian Wedding with Whitney and Jason. Nam Lam and Hovik Harutyutyan did such an amazing job styling and coordinating this wedding. The couple, who reside in London, relied on Modern LA Weddings to coordinate this gorgeous wedding and boy were they surprised. Whitney’s jaw dropped as she entered the room. She was amazed beyond belief. Congratulations to the twosome on tying the knot. I feel so lucky to be a part of it. The post Calamigos Equestrian…
  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding

    photoblogger
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:20 am
    Tweet Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding with Loretta and JJ This Millennium Biltmore Hotel Wedding spared no expense. With grandeur and opulence bursting from the seams it was a fairytale come true. Held at a capacious ballroom and lit up like a Christmas tree by the one and only TMMPro team. This amazing wedding offered a boba tapioca bar catered by Ten Ren. And can you imagine that dessert bar? Loretta, the bride, also had two sets of wedding gowns. It was quite a feast for the eyes. Best wishes to the newlyweds, JJ and Loretta, for such a beautiful wedding and to all that made it…
  • Early Spring Anniversary Celebration

    photoblogger
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Tweet Early Spring Anniversary Celebration This early Spring anniversary celebration with Chiali Meng and her family had all the right ingredients for a fabulous family portrait session. First of all, this location is so unique.  The location looks like this only but once a year in early Spring. When the almond grove starts blooming in this time of year it looks like a wintery scene. It’s so beautiful and surreal that it felt I was in another world. The most amazing thing is that Chiali styled this herself. I was so glad to be a part of it and the results are breathtaking. Happy…
  • USC Engagement Session

    photoblogger
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Tweet USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas This USC Engagement Session with Christine and Thomas is utterly beautiful. You see, Christine is an alma mater so she knew she wanted this place for her engagement. They’re such an adorable couple. I love it when a couple has a sense of humor and fun to work with too! Gorgeous couple.  This was my first time doing a USC Engagement Session. I have a feeling I’ll be back here again for another. The post USC Engagement Session appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Snow on Mount Baldy

    photoblogger
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Tweet Snow on Mount Baldy When the rain storms came recently,  we knew there was snow on Mount Baldy. Luckily it’s only a short drive away to this mountain getaway. Armed with hot water thermos and hot cocoa, we journeyed to the slopes to enjoy our favorite past time in the snow – sledding. And sure enough it was beautiful up there with clean, crisp air and trees that stood mightily over the snow covered ground. We had an amazing time, met some new friends and I got to take photos to remember it all. The post Snow on Mount Baldy appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
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    Images In Light

  • 5DS/R Info and samples from around the web

    Ross Murphy
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:56 am
    The 5DS and 5DSR are now available and people are starting to report on it from around the world.I will start linking to them here so I have a place to refer to.Is Medium format in trouble? probably, unless they find a way to improve and innovate faster than, Sony, Canon and Nikon are all moving quickly to high resolution sensors with Nikon at 36mp and Sony at 42mp . Even fashion photographers are going to have a hard time justifying more than 50MP cameras, I certainly will not need more than that.At  300dpi, 8688 x 5792 will give output prints from this camera at 19 x 29…
  • Sony A7 R II announced

    Ross Murphy
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:46 pm
    Sony just announced the A7 R II, 42mp Back Side Illumination (BSI) 4K video up to ISO 102400 with IBIS 5 axis sensor stabilization.It offers full EF lens support for Canon users with Metabonse adapter, including AF  and continuos tracking and aperture control. Supposedly it has a fast phase detection AF system, but I will wait to hear what the early testers have to say.From Dpreview :  This is potentially a huge deal – especially for Canon users. We’ve used an a7R II with a Canon 24-70mm lens and a Metabones adapter, and focus is indeed very fast indeed. We’ll be looking…
  • More from Big Sur

    Ross Murphy
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:38 am
     5D Mk III, EF 16-35 f4 IS L, f/16, 1/60 sec, ISO 100, hand held on fence post.  5D Mk III, EF 16-35 f4 IS L, f/13, 1/200 sec, ISO 100, hand held on fence post.Big Sur is sure turning in to one of my favorite places to shoot, nudge nudge, know what I mean?A place that holds its rightful location at the top of peoples list's to shoot, I have been fortunate recently to spend some time in this area, witnessing scenes like this one unfold as I drive along the coast highway. Truly a beautiful place, sometimes magical and mystical, but always very photogenic.  5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f4…
  • Catching the Light

    Ross Murphy
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Image: Fuji XT-1, XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OISDriving up "The Hill" in Big Sur, I had to pull over and shoot this scene, the sun was breaking through the clouds in dozens of spots, it looked like light dancing on the water, as a matter of fact it was : )Luckily I had a Fuji XT-1 sitting next to me on the car seat, so I zoomed in and captured this scene, the Fuji meters quit well and I had a hard time deciding on black and white or color for this one.Viewed large it is a wonderful scene with the light spots going far in to the background of the image.RossImages In Light
  • Canon EF 16-35 f/4 IS L

    Ross Murphy
    28 May 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Larger Image5D MK III, EF 16-35 f/4 IS L, 29mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO 100, hand held.It was not that long ago that Canon users complained about the wide angle zoom offerings, because Nikon had the 14-24 f/2.8. Now Canon has surpassed Nikon with both the EF 11-24 f/4 L and the EF 16-35 f/4 IS L and I'm sure soon an f/2.8 wide angle zoom.I sold my 16-35 f/2.8 II because of the reviews I read on the new 16-35 f/4 and couldn't be more happy. I know, f/2.8 vs f/4, the age old argument, the thing is, they are for different photographers, most people can get away with f/4, f/2.8 is mostly for low…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • One Sun

    Rich Legg
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:38 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8 lens – 1/3800 second, f/2.8, ISO 400
  • Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

    Rich Legg
    25 May 2015 | 4:23 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/850 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Day 6

    Rich Legg
    11 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56 f/1.2 lens – 1/180 second, f/2.2, ISO 200
  • Homeless in Tokyo

    Rich Legg
    8 May 2015 | 4:16 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/50 second, f/4, ISO 3200
  • Incense in Hong Kong

    Rich Legg
    22 Apr 2015 | 11:57 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 35 f/1.4 lens – 1/50 second, f/1.4, ISO 200
 
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    Ashish's Photos

  • Cut tree trunks piled up for further processing after logging

    ashish
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:22 am
    Cut tree trunks piled up for further processing after logging (More photos and prints here) A small pile of tree trunks that have been cut, separated from the roots and branches, and kept one on top of the other for further processing in Srinagar, in Kashmir, India. These will then be sent to a tree processing plant where their bark will be stripped off and then will be cut into the desired shapes. I liked the view of these tree trunks.
  • The Dal Lake, and the front part of the garden in front of the Mughal Garden

    ashish
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:35 am
    Shalimar Garden, the Dal Lake, and mountains in the background The Dal Lake, and the front part of the garden in front of the Mughal Garden (More photos and prints The setting for the gardens is very beautiful, with the Dal Lake right next door (and this is the sector that is clear, does not have any houseboats) along with the hill that houses the Shankaracharya temple. The Shalimar Garden is a very beautiful garden located on the right bank of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, the capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the famous gardens on the banks of the Dal Lake, located on the…
  • Tourists at the car parking outside Shalimar Gardens

    ashish
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    Tourists at the car parking outside Shalimar Gardens on the shore of the Dal Lake Visitors along with parked vehicles in front of the Shalimar Garden (More photos and prints) Visitors passing on the road in front of the Shalimar Bagh in Srinagar. In the background, even though it may not be so clear, the water of the Dal Lake is visible. There is a road separating the garden and the Dal Lake, and on one side of this not so wide road, there is parking for the vehicles used by tourists to visit the garden. People have to walk on the road to move from side to side, as can be seen in this photo.
  • The beauty of the Shalimar Garden in Srinagar with towering mountains in the background

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

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

  • Lovely eating options in The Highlands Club in Fort Augustus

    30 Jun 2015 | 4:49 am
    What a place to have food. You are in the mood of some nice food and drinks, and a good environment along with friends would be great. What could be better than the surroundings of Loch Ness, one of the largest lakes in Scotland (it may not be the largest in terms of surface area, but due to it being the lake that has the maximum average depth, it has the maximum volume of water); of course, if 'Nessie', the reputed Loch Ness monster emerges from the lake, then probably its dinner would be us. A simple wooden table and chairs on a small strip of land that seems to project into the lake, at…
  • A Benedictine Abbey in Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:13 am
    If you were to go to the quaint Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands on the shore of Loch Ness, you would come across this beautiful building, a Benedictine Abbey. Imagine being able to live in this place, and yes, you can. This is a former Benedictine Abbey, which was an Abbey for more than a century but was finally shut down for lack of funds. The project for building such an Abbey was started in 1874, but it took some time for collecting the necessary funds, and the Abbey was finally completed in 1880. In 1882, it was removed from English control and was made independent, reporting…
  • Beauty of a Loch (one among many) in the Scottish Highlands

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

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

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

  • Open Road

    david sanger
    7 Jun 2015 | 5:57 pm
    This Sunday June 7 a segment on my Bay Peaks project is featured on Open Road with Doug McConnell on NBC Bay Area Channel 11. Welcome to new visitors. There’s lots more about the project on my Facebook and Instagram pages and I’ll be gradually posting more here as the project proceeds. note: this image is from Boggs Mountain State Forest in Lake County, a seldom visited, previously logged pine forest north of Cobb Mountain. The post Open Road appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Forest Quiet

    david sanger
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Even in the middle of the Bay Area it is amazing how easily one can get away from it all. One of the hidden gems of the Mid Peninsula Open Space District is this trail through the redwoods to the top of Bald Knob, a wooded summit off Tunitas Creek Road. When I visited I was keen to try out the new ‪#‎iPhone6‬ camera with improved closeups and better focus control. Using “The camera I have with me” is an important part of this project, but it’s always a help when the technology improves. So far I have not been disappointed. Of all the summits I think this was the…
  • Mists

    david sanger
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The vast Diablo range stretches south from the Bay Area between the Central Valley and the coastal ranges. On this 13-mile hike deep in the interior the land was rugged with little sign of human habitation, far from the main roads, ineffably quiet and spectacularly beautiful. These gnarled trees were high on a ridgetop and shrouded in fog as we approached. California seems at times a crowded metropolis, but in truth most of the state is wild land, sparsely occupied. I think it’s these wildernesses and forests that keep us sane. The post Mists appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Leafstones

    david sanger
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    After a 4-mile hike up a dry forested trail, and another half hour of bushwhacking, I finally reached the obscure summit of peak 1380 on Inverness Ridge in Point Reyes National Seashore. There was no view at all, just trees, bushes and overgrown vegetation. On the way down however I crossed a stream (still running despite the drought) and found a lovely presentation of leaves and stones in a shaded dell. The post Leafstones appeared first on David Sanger Photography.
  • Bagging peaks a step at a time

    david sanger
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    “Last summer, Albany resident David Sanger decided he wanted to find a new challenge — one that would combine his love of the outdoors, his joy upon discovering new places, his hiking and climbing skills and his talents as a photographer. He found it on the many peaks in the Bay Area, climbing as many as he can, as often as he can…….” Writer Susan Alcorn covered my Peaks Project in a story for the The Bay Are News Group newspapers last Sunday. The story also included images from a photo shoot by Oakland Tribune photographer Ray Chavez covering me working the…
 
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • 100-400 II Draws First Blood…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Stuff I have slept great the first two nights with not a trace of jet lag. I always do great flying to places; not so good flying back home regardless of the direction. Tired as we were after the first day of puffins, most of us made it out after dinner to photograph a nearby [...]
  • artie: Locked and Loaded /Photo by Jennifer Morris

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Stuff Our red eye flight to EDI was a piece of cake. I actually slept pretty well. Denise did not. We met the group at about 10:15 am, met met our transfer truck right on time, picked up our rental vehicles, stopped for a great lunch, and arrived at our lodgings just after 3:00pm. Then [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age

    Allen Murabayashi
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    The resurgence of interest in film photography is more than just nostalgia. There is still an ineffable quality to film.  The physical tangibility combined with a slower, more intentional process has attracted a new generation of photographer to augment the stalwarts. We love film, and we’re constantly amazed at the companies, entrepreneurs and photographers that continue to support it in its various forms. Our newest guide, Film Photography in a Digital Age, is a bit of an ode to film and the people who support and use it. Inside this guide you’ll find: Why does film persist?
  • Integrating Your Personal Style into Commercial Work: Tips from Kareem Black

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Kareem Black graduated from the School for Visual Arts in 2000 when the economy was flush, and he quickly found work for clients like The Fader, GQ, Elle Girl, Sony Music Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Featured in 2005 as one of Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers, Black is now known for both his top-notch studio abilities as well has his talent for capturing the frenetic energy of New York’s party scene. This New…
  • How to Make Your Marketing Hum: Advice from Emiliano Granado

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Emiliano Granado picked up a camera in 2001 as a hobby. He was working at a New York advertising agency and didn’t like it at all, so he decided to take a class at International Center of Photography. It snowballed into a new career, and he was able to quit his job in 2005 and start freelancing as an assistant while shooting personal work. He got his first assignments in 2007. Today, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based photographer’s portfolio…
  • Tips for Breaking into Commercial Photography

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Chrissy Lynn got her start in photography in 2000 shooting her friends’ bands in Washington, DC. From there, she spent several years dabbling in documentary, editorial, fine art, interiors and, well, anything else that struck her. “I’ve done everything,” she says. After some soul searching, she realized should couldn’t keep being a jack-of-all-trades. Now based in San Francisco, this sought-after photographer has found her niche…
  • Introducing the PhotoShelter Mobile App

    Rachel Reiss
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Your business never stops moving. Whether out in the field or hustling for the next assignment, client image requests and opportunities to promote yourself don’t wait for you. And these days, the time it takes to respond can make all the difference. We get it. Professional photography is a demanding job. Success doesn’t come easy. Yet every so often, you get a rare moment to sit back and say “I just crushed it.” Today, we’re happy to announce a new tool that will help with exactly that.  Introducing the PhotoShelter mobile app! Ready now on the App Store for iOS…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Gimme Shelter – Win a Year with Photoshelter

    David
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:57 pm
    I doubt I’m the last photographer to get on board with Photoshelter, but I might be close. And if I put it off this long, some of you might have too. I’ve toyed with the idea of looking more deeply into Photoshelter for ages and finally pulled the pin, in part because I want to overhaul my blog and the existing portfolio (like the blog itself) was getting sluggish and was hard to update easily. I resisted Photoshelter for a while because I didn’t like the look of many of the portfolios I saw, but when I dug around under the hood a little I found some templates I really…
  • Back in the Khutz

    David
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Three days is not enough for these adventures, even less so when Air Canada loses your luggage en route to Prince Rupert and you’re socked in by fog the first morning, but when we finally flew into the Khutzeymateen Inlet in British Columbia’s wild west coast, and began sitting with the grizzlies from our inflatable zodiac, it’s like time just stopped. Words can’t describe what I feel for these bears and the experience of being among them, in their home, but I hope the photographs can. Four of us chartered the Ocean Light II, giving us more room in the Zodiac (there…
  • Poetry & Imperfection

    David
    12 Jun 2015 | 3:23 pm
    The third in a trilogy of opinionated editorial articles about getting past the craft in order to express vision. I’m heading back to the Khutzeymateen this weekend and have 3 days with the grizzly bears and the wilderness and with any luck the bee in my bonnet will take his leave and I’ll return with a renewed calm. This article comes, not from frustration at the industry (a rather vague entity) but from seeing the frustrations of my students, and the hesitance they exhibit in their work because they’re not sure they’re allowed to do the things they want to do. It is…
  • Stop Using A Camera, Start Making Photographs

    David
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    The day my photography changed was the day I stopped learning to use a camera and started learning to make photographs. Indulge me: it’s more than just semantics, at least it was for me. We begin, most of us, learning photography as the art of using a camera, figuring out the buttons and dials and learning to focus and expose. It’s a first, necessary stage. And many, if not most, of us camp out there way too long. I did. We point our cameras at things, we expose, we focus, we press the button. And we wonder why, day after day, our photographs don’t get better. So we focus on the flaws,…
  • The Place of Craft

    David
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    “Sharpness is over-rated. No one has ever looked at the best photographs of this century and been moved emotionally because it was tack sharp or because the histogram was perfect. We suffer, not from a lack of technical ability, but from a lack of visual literacy, imagination, and the willingness to connect emotionally – and vulnerably – with our subjects.” That’s what I wrote yesterday. It’s not new thinking for me, and if you come by here more than once in a blue moon, you know it’s old hat. Hell, it’s not even new thinking in the photography world. It’s a sermon…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age

    Allen Murabayashi
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    The resurgence of interest in film photography is more than just nostalgia. There is still an ineffable quality to film.  The physical tangibility combined with a slower, more intentional process has attracted a new generation of photographer to augment the stalwarts. We love film, and we’re constantly amazed at the companies, entrepreneurs and photographers that continue to support it in its various forms. Our newest guide, Film Photography in a Digital Age, is a bit of an ode to film and the people who support and use it. Inside this guide you’ll find: Why does film persist?
  • Integrating Your Personal Style into Commercial Work: Tips from Kareem Black

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Kareem Black graduated from the School for Visual Arts in 2000 when the economy was flush, and he quickly found work for clients like The Fader, GQ, Elle Girl, Sony Music Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Featured in 2005 as one of Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers, Black is now known for both his top-notch studio abilities as well has his talent for capturing the frenetic energy of New York’s party scene. This New…
  • How to Make Your Marketing Hum: Advice from Emiliano Granado

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Emiliano Granado picked up a camera in 2001 as a hobby. He was working at a New York advertising agency and didn’t like it at all, so he decided to take a class at International Center of Photography. It snowballed into a new career, and he was able to quit his job in 2005 and start freelancing as an assistant while shooting personal work. He got his first assignments in 2007. Today, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based photographer’s portfolio…
  • Tips for Breaking into Commercial Photography

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Chrissy Lynn got her start in photography in 2000 shooting her friends’ bands in Washington, DC. From there, she spent several years dabbling in documentary, editorial, fine art, interiors and, well, anything else that struck her. “I’ve done everything,” she says. After some soul searching, she realized should couldn’t keep being a jack-of-all-trades. Now based in San Francisco, this sought-after photographer has found her niche…
  • Introducing the PhotoShelter Mobile App

    Rachel Reiss
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Your business never stops moving. Whether out in the field or hustling for the next assignment, client image requests and opportunities to promote yourself don’t wait for you. And these days, the time it takes to respond can make all the difference. We get it. Professional photography is a demanding job. Success doesn’t come easy. Yet every so often, you get a rare moment to sit back and say “I just crushed it.” Today, we’re happy to announce a new tool that will help with exactly that.  Introducing the PhotoShelter mobile app! Ready now on the App Store for iOS…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Copyright Office Requests Public Comment on Mass Digitization Pilot Program

    Carolyn E. Wright
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments to assist it in developing draft legislation that would establish a legal framework for certain mass digitization activities. For the past several years, the Office has been exploring ways to facilitate and support mass digitization projects serving the public interest while appropriately balancing the interests and concerns of copyright owners. In its recently issued Orphan Works and Mass Digitization Report, the Office proposed the creation of a limited “pilot program” that would allow certain…
  • Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act – Ray v. ESPN

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Preemption of State-Law Tort Claims by the Copyright Act - Ray v. ESPN! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Proceed with Caution: Copyright Office Releases Report on Orphan Works and Mass Digitization

    Carolyn E. Wright
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The U.S. Copyright Office today released Orphan Works and Mass Digitization: A Report of the Register of Copyrights. The Report documents the legal and business challenges faced by good faith users who seek to use orphan works and/or engage in mass digitization projects. It provides a series of legislative recommendations that offer users a way forward out of gridlock, but also take into account the legitimate concerns and exclusive rights of authors and other copyright owners. The Copyright Office has long held the view, which it reiterates in the Report, that too many valuable projects are…
  • Photography Rules in National Parks

    Carolyn E. Wright
    29 May 2015 | 10:58 am
    Check out this great article by Mattie Schuler at Backpacker.com on the rules for photography in the National Parks, with quotes from Photo Attorney, Carolyn E. Wright. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Photography Rules in National Parks! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Drone Photography and the Law

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Photographers and videographers are discovering an exciting way to shoot via drones. But be sure that you understand the laws related to this new area before taking off.  First, check Photo Attorney’s article on flying drones at Lynda.com.  Then see Forbes’ report on media use of photos taken from drones. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Drone Photography and the Law! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Finger … faster!

    Moose
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website This Cliff Swallow colony has nested in the same place […] The post Finger … faster! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Google Ad Grants For UNCLE Charity

    admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
      We’re very proud and pleased to help the people of Nepal using Google Ad Grants. The Google Ad Grants scheme offers charities of any size up to $10,000 of advertising spend per month. This amount can be used to promote the charity’s fund raising, events, creating awareness or for any other activity. UNCLE supports the churches and orphanages of the Glorious Ministry and the Himalayan Hope Church in Kathmandu, Nepal. They also support the Glorious Ministry in their work in Hetauda on the Terai. Since the earthquake on the 25th of April 2015 they have been working with both…
  • Business Headshot Photography

    admin
    29 May 2015 | 4:49 am
      Keith Flanagan Consulting are one of the leading consulting company in Aylesbury & London. They specialise in management & leadership courses for Enterprise Architects & IT Leaders. There clients include Tesco, Lidl, Australian Government, Ministry of Defence to name a few. Keith Flanagan Consulting contacted us for business headshots photography and a promotional video for online use and marketing. We listened to the brief and discussed the kind of image/s required. The same was done for the promo video. The images and the video were shot in our fully equipped studios. We…
  • Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre

    admin
    8 May 2015 | 3:53 am
    The Annual Bank Holiday May Day Fayre in Leighton Buzzard was held on Monday 4th May in the Leighton Buzzard Town Centre & Parsons Close Rec. The hugely popular event was attend by the locals in great numbers and we were fortunate to have such great sunny weather as well. This event is run by the Rotary Club of Leighton-Linslade each year. Here are some photos and a video.  
  • We Need Your Vote!

    admin
    6 May 2015 | 1:30 am
    We’re excited & proud to see Farzana standing up a Conservative candidate for the Leighton Linslade Town Council, Grovebury Ward in Sandhills. Tomorrow we need your support & vote.
  • Google ‘Grow Local’ Garden Party

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:14 am
    Last week we were invited to a fabulous Garden Party by Google. This was in recognition to all the agencies who participated in the ‘Grow Local’ challenge campaign – with over 600 agencies taking part, the top 50 were invited to the Garden Party for an evening of fun & celebrations. Here are some photos from the party…        
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 7.1.15 – We have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography

    Juan Pons
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode we have an interview with Jonathan Scott, from the Big Cat Diary, and Rick and Juan Talk about wildlife photography. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 6.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer some of your questions and we have an interview with Jim Goldstein

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:06 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have an interview with Jim Goldstein. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 6.1.15 – Rick and Juan discuss their top 10 techniques for getting inspired photographically

    Juan Pons
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss their top 10 techniques for getting inspired photographically. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 5.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions, and we have an interview with Jill Enfield

    Juan Pons
    15 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions, plus we have an interview with fine art photographer Jill Enfield 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…
  • DPE Podcast 5.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about Lightroom CC, the new Canon 100-400, Canon 7D mkII, and we have an interview with Eric Moore from the Telluride Photo Festival

    Juan Pons
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about the newly released Lightroom CC, Juan discusses his experience with the the new Canon 100-400 mkII and Canon 7D mkII while on his workshop in Alaska. We also have an interview with Eric Moore of the Telluride Photo Festival. 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…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • A Tuscan Village Called San Gimignano | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:44 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am on my way to explore the Tuscan countryside, driving from Florence to Siena, the town I’ll use as home-base for the next couple of days to wander around the scenic routes of the area. Halfway between the two, the small village of San Gimignano seems to be the perfect place for stopping and having a look around. It was here, driving the back roads that lead to one of the town’s entrances, that I had my first contact with the wonderful Tuscan landscape: Amazing rolling hills and never-ending vistas of charming houses…
  • A Night in Florence | Photos

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:04 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski The sun just sits behind the hills surrounding the historic city known as “the Cradle of the Renaissance,” turning the sky into an orange palette that perfectly contrasts with the blues of the bluff. The old town begins to glitter as the lights switch on. This is Florence, and I am one of the privileged visitors observing the sight from atop Piazza Michelangelo’s famous observation deck. People around me are cheering, enjoying the view, relaxing, and drinking wine. There are a couple of guys with tripods. I am taking photos…
  • Venice in Photos | Italy

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I am peeking over the window of the public water bus. “The Vaporetto” connects Marco Polo Airport with the city centre; the ride to my stop is about forty minutes and I can’t wait to be there. The Venetian Lagoon is vast, but the boat navigates at a very fair speed, almost jumping the waves left by the speedier water taxis. This is my first time in Italy; the marvelous Venice is the entry point for my two-week-long adventure. As I reach Arsenale, my stop in San Marco, an almost surreal, warm-tinted sky over the shoreline and…
  • Iceland in Photos – 29 Images of My Adventures Around the Ring

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:24 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski If you travel to Iceland for the first time and you do some research beforehand, you expect to see greatness and amazing landscapes, but in all honesty, there are no words to describe its magic allure once you arrive. As we left Keflavik, a small town about fifty kilometers from Reykjavik that hosts the international airport, I was immediately in awe. This is not an ordinary place, and it was palpable as soon as we started traversing our way to Route 1. Vastness and natural beauty surrounded us. Route 1 is better known as the…
  • Bhutan in Photos – 33 Images from The Land of the Thunder Dragon

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Flying through the Himalayan range for a sharp descent into the Paro airport is something you often hear or read about, but it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I realized why this is one of the most spectacular landings in the world. The short runway is located in a deep valley and surrounded by peaks as high as 18,000 feet. The sensation and sight of flying so close to the mountains is pretty wonderful; at points you almost feel you could touch them. The Land of the Thunder Dragon is as unique and evocative as the…
 
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    Photography News

  • Just started: "The Camera Never Lies" free online course

    Diana Topan
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    Film, images & historical interpretation in the 20th century for those who have a general interest in history that draws on photojournalism as primary evidence, and films based on historical events.June 23, 2015 /Photography News/ This short history course is an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical adoptions as public history.Course at a GlanceJune 22, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (6 weeks of study)5-10 hours/weekLanguage: EnglishCourse SyllabusWeek 1: The Camera…
  • TeraBella Media Presents: "Reflections" Photography Competition

    Diana Topan
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Photo Credit: TBMJune 16, 2015 /Photography News/ Reflections are defining. They are capable of revealing so much about ourselves, an event or a moment in time. The likenesses that are mirrored sometimes reflect the true reality in this world. A reflection can also play a trick on the eyes and not necessarily reveal everything in plain view. At other times they are nothing more than pure illusions. TeraBella Media is seeking your most interesting images that reveal this “mirror image.”Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200 (USD) cash prizeThird Place: $100 (USD) cash…
  • 10 hand-colored photographs of the Crater Lake, Oregon

    Diana Topan
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    June 12, 2015 /Photography News/ 162 years ago today, on 12 June 1853, John Wesley Hillman was reportedly the first European American to see what he named "Deep Blue Lake" in Oregon. The lake was renamed at least three times, as Blue Lake, Lake Majesty, and finally Crater Lake.“Crater Lake National Park may be reached from Medford, Oregon, on the Southern Pacific Railway, and on the Pacific Highway about 36 miles from the southern boundary of Oregon, or from Kirk, on the new Southern Pacific line between Eugene and Klamath Falls and near The Dalles – [aka] ‘California…
  • In photos: Remembering celebrity photographer Julia Margaret Cameron

    Diana Topan
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    June 11, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 200 years ago, on 11 June 1815, Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer best known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for her photographs with Arthurian and other legendary themes.Study of Beatrice Cenci. Model is May Prinsep. 1866. Albumen print, 335 x 267mm (13 1/4 x 10 1/2"). Scanned from Colin Ford's Julia Margaret Cameron: 19th Century Photographer of Genius. Originally from National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, Bradford.Cameron's photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her life…
  • Lisbon in photos: 10 night views

    Diana Topan
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    June 10, 2015 /Photography News/ Today, June 10, Portuguese all over the world celebrate Portugal Day (officially Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas --"Day of Camões, Portugal, and the Portuguese Communities"), which marks the date of Luis de Camoes’ death in June 10, 1580. Camoes wrote the Os Lusiadas, Portugal’s national epic poem celebrating Portuguese history and achievements.Here is a set of photographs realized by Horácio Novais Studio (1930-1988) to celebrate Portugal Day. Courtesy of the Art Library of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.Augusta Street,…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Trek Domane 5.9 Di2

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
       After spending the last four years on a 2011 Trek Madone 5.2 Ultegra I test rode two new bikes. The first was a Trek Domane 5.2 Ultegra. It was the 2015 Domane frame that I wanted to experience. Hearing many of the raves of a more compliant ride, thanks to the ISOspeed coupler and redesigned front fork, I can confirm that both components of the frame work. The ISOspeed coupler is extremely effective. Along with the longer wheelbase and the new fork, this bike is a joy to take on extended rides. The best part is that it feels no less responsive or stiff when out of the saddle than…
  • Spring Has Arrived!

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Spring has arrived in Texas. The Knockout Rose bushes have exploded!
  • Lottery Winner Getting Bigger by the Day!

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
       If you have been following the progress of our puppy Brodie, you can see from these new photos how big she is getting. Now in her fourth month of life she really developing into a fine young dog. It's been quite a journey from a three week old abandoned pup to her present state for both she and myself. Nurturing a pup that young was extremely time consuming and tedious. To see her today is both rewarding and comforting in that she was raised to a healthy young dog and that she has a good home.Brodie and Brandy
  • Just Hours From Death to Lottery Winner!

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

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    A photo of some of the latest in amateur radio gear.....
 
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    cinema5D

  • Sony RX100 IV Footage – First Impressions and Review

    Johnnie Behiri
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:07 am
    Earlier this month Sony announced a bunch of new 4K cameras and the RX100 IV is the first to land on our desk for a test. Sony RX100 IV footage is nice because the camera has internal 4K (UHD) video and slow motion up to 960fps. Before continuing, it is important for me to note, that all the slow-motion footage you see in the video above was upscaled to 4K in order to match the rest of the 4K footage on the timeline, so obviously it is softer. Also, the “flickering” when recording slow-motion is NOT a camera malfunction but is due to the electric circuit’s frequency.
  • Atomos Shogun Update 6.4 – Adds FS700 RAW & FS7 RAW Recording

    Sebastian Wöber
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:09 am
    The new firmware for the Atomos Shogun is here. AtomOS 6.4 released today adds FS700 RAW & FS7 RAW recording and some other anticipated features to the HD disk recorder. AtomOS 6.4 adds the following features: FS700 & FS7 4K-DCI RAW to ProRes/DNxHR record Anamorphic de-squeeze including 2x, 1.5x, 1.33x and Panasonic 8:3 modes Pre-roll recording (up to 8s in HD and 2s in 4K) Custom time lapse recording – Keyframe LUTs can be applied on output, in recording, on screen & split screen Playlist generation of all clips on the disk, user selected clips, cut edited favourite clips or…
  • Zoom F8 – Affordable 10-Track Field Recorder for the Pros

    Sebastian Wöber
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:04 am
    The Zoom F8 is an affordable yet serious 10-track field recorder made for professional sound designers and filmmakers, promising low-noise preamps and support for 24-bit/192kHz audio. Zoom teased their professional 10-track field recorder at NAB in April. We didn’t have much information back then, but now the new device is actually here and it looks like its competing with professional audio tools like the legendary Sound Devices 664 for in-the-field mixing and recording. The marketing campaign for the Zoom F8 field recorder is clearly directed at aspiring pro filmmakers and…
  • Zacuto announces Gratical X – more affordable OLED EVF for $1650

    Sebastian Wöber
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:24 am
    Zacuto released its highly anticipated Gratical HD EVF this year (check out our extensive Review), a professional OLED viewfiner with lots of advanced features. As a budget friendly alternative Zacuto just announced the new Gratical X viewfinder, a version of their OLED EVF starting at $1650. Zacuto’s first OLED EVF, the Gratical HD is now getting company with the new Gratical X. Both units have the same hardware specs (full micro-OLED display with built in diopter). The models differ only in software. The Gratical HD EVF comes with all the professional features like Vectorscope,…
  • Mikme – Wireless Recording Microphone – on Indiegogo

    Nino Leitner
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The miniaturization of cameras is well advanced, even on large sensors with DSLRs and system cameras. At the same time, microphones haven’t changed as much, with only a few companies like Røde trying to minimize the footprint of new microphones and transmitting devices. In comes Mikme, a little box-shaped microphone that promises to give studio-quality sound for on-the-go recordings. The recorder is built in, but it can also be operated through a dedicated smartphone app as well as a Mac or PC. Looks like a cool device to grab b-roll audio for video content on the go, easier to handle than…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Kellie + Rob | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Jason... The post Kellie + Rob | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Nicole + John | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    Jason... The post Nicole + John | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Caroline + Clark | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Jason... The post Caroline + Clark | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Madeline + Jamie | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
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  • Jessica + Ethan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Jason... The post Jessica + Ethan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.28 – Rachel Sussman

    Bryan Formhals
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Recorded June 13, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn The title caught my attention right away: ‘The Oldest Living Things in The World.’ It’s a perfect title for a book and a perfect headline for the internet age. The photographs at first look might not knock you out, but when you realize that the tree you’re looking at is 2,000 years old, the equation changes. Rachel Sussman’s book is a perfect blend of science and art. I can’t recall another book I’ve seen where the captions and the photos work in such harmony to create a powerful viewing experience. I’ve…
  • Episode 2.27 – Andrew Hetherington

    Bryan Formhals
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:50 pm
    Recorded June 5, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Andrew Hetherington has the type of career most editorial photographers dream about. He’s photographed Bill Clinton, Jerry Seinfeld and many other celebrities, his photographs have been on the cover of popular magazines, he’s seemingly on a flight to a new shoot every other week, not to mention his blog What’s the Jackonary was one of the first on the scene in the early days of blogging. I met him early when I moved to New York and it seemed like every time I was out at a photography opening in Chelsea, he’d be there…
  • Episode 2.26 – Mikael Kennedy

    Bryan Formhals
    13 Jun 2015 | 8:12 am
    Recorded June 3, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Mikael Kennedy gets to the point. I think I’ve had about 7 conversations with him in my life but each one has been packed with ideas and memories. Passport to Tresspass (2006-2011), his series of polaroids from his journeys across the United States is one of my favorite road trip projects. It’s a sprawling project, covering 9 volumes, so I haven’t seen all of it, but that’s sort of the point. I was glad Mikael made time to join us early on a Thursday morning to discuss his pending move to Los Angeles, teaching a class…
  • Episode 2.25 – Patrick Gookin

    Bryan Formhals
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Recorded May 31, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I’d met Patrick Gookin in 2007/2008 while I was living in Los Angeles but only vaguely remembered the night when he reached out last year to share his work. It’s a strange feeling when someone remembers a moment with you that you have trouble retrieving. One of the hazards of getting old I suppose. Patrick was in town for a workshop with Todd Hido, but found enough free time to join us to talk about his book Los Angeles By Car, living and photographing in Japan, taking pictures out his window in Silver Lake, and “men…
  • Episode 2.24 – Jennifer McClure and Amy Touchette

    Bryan Formhals
    28 May 2015 | 7:07 pm
    Recorded May 15, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Candid or staged? It’s one of those debates that often get photographers riled up. In the past, I would empathically state my preference for candid photography but as I’ve studied more over the years, I’ve come to appreciate a multitude of photographic approaches. This episode offers a photographer on both ends of the candid or staged spectrum. I met Jennifer McClure while I was reviewing at PhotoNola a few years back. It turned out we live in the same neighborhood. I’ve yet to run into while going to the grocery store…
 
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    Photography Life

  • Creating an HDR Panorama with Lightroom 6

    John Sherman
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Many times in my travels I’ve happened upon a beautiful scene spread wide before me with a huge dynamic range that just begged to be photographed. It would require HDR to capture the range but also need to be stitched together as a panorama. I’d set up my tripod, snap the sequences, then get home and say “Verm, it’s time you give HDR another try.” Which would last about two minutes until the first bracketed set of shots made it into Photoshop HDR Pro and gave me a result that looked like someone painted a coat of gray primer over it.I’d look at the slider panel and have no idea…
  • Sunday Stunts with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

    Alpha Whiskey
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    There are probably more entertaining ways to spend a Sunday afternoon but this stunt display in a field in London was reasonably diverting. I had shot stunt shows before using a Nikon DSLR and the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8. But I knew my EM-5 had only contrast detection AF and was not really camera for shooting action. Nevertheless, there was only one way to find out how it would fair and I took it with me, along with the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 and 12-40mm f/2.8.Olympus 40-150mm F.28. F/3.5. 1/2000sec.In a previous article about shooting moving targets, I explained that pre-focusing was a good…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part Two

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I shared the first part of my exploration of the waterfalls of New England here on Photography Life and promised that there will be a part two. This write up fulfills the promise and continues the story further. My focus this time were the forests of Western Massachusetts, especially those around Route 2 West from Boston. This freeway is also known as the Mohawk Scenic Byway and is a very beautiful drive once you get little beyond the Greater Boston area.Long exposure turns Cascade Brook into silvery mist serving as a striking foreground, Florida, Massachusetts.Nikon…
  • Photo Spots Update

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    As you may already know, we are currently running a Photo Spot Contest (with a grand prize comprised of the new Fuji X-T10 camera) and we are really happy to see some truly amazing submissions from some of our readers. I have been going through all the submissions and approving them one by one and boy, it has been a great experience! It turns out that many of our readers are amazing photographers – some of the submissions are very inspirational to see. So far, we have published a total of 154 submissions and we are looking forward to seeing even more. I have no doubt that this project…
  • Spots Available for our Upcoming Colorado Fall Workshops

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:18 am
    We had a few people cancel their workshop reservations for this fall’s Colorado Fall Workshops for different reasons, so I wanted to let our readers know that there are now a total of 5 spots available for our upcoming Colorado Fall Workshops at the end of September. With three months left until the workshop, there is still plenty of time to register and get your airfare and stay booked at great rates.Below is what we have available:Group 1 (September 24 – September 27, 2015): 0 spots (FULL) Group 2 (September 28 – October 1, 2015): 2 spotsBoth groups are limited to 10…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • I don’t want to go home.

    sesame
    27 Jun 2015 | 12:08 am
    I am a homebody. I love the comfort of familiarity and my own bed. Usually by this point in a trip, I’ve got my suitcase re-packed and am making lists of things to do when I get home. Not this time. I’d like to send for my friends, import my dog and stay put here […]
  • Packing light … the (two) final frontiers. Toiletries and the kids’ carry-ons.

    sesame
    14 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Packing light is not always easy and these two areas always trip me up! I think I have done a pretty good job this time!
  • Sticking to my metaphorical guns…

    sesame
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    Every night I disappoint my kids with a little thing I like to call dinner. It isn’t like we have gone all cult food and cut out sugar nor am I making them eat weird stuff, our family is just eating a mostly plant based diet with a little bit of fish thrown in because […]
  • Checking out Visa Checkout and your chance to win a LUX movie date

    sesame
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Brought to you by Visa Checkout In the first post of this blog series, I shared with you what I got to do with all the time that I got back by using Visa Checkout. In this instalment, I want to show you just how easy it is to use, as well as offer two […]
  • Giving new meaning to Urban Jungle

    sesame
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    Today we went downtown to see The Lion King. It was a brilliant treat (thank you Auntie Karen!) to dress up and go to the theatre. Kieran even relented and wore something other than his beloved soft tracksuit pants! He looked ever so handsome. Clover is rich with hand-me-down dresses at the moment and doesn’t […]
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Helpful Items in My Photography Bag

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Here are 13 mostly ordinary items I find helpful in my travels. None of these are very expensive, but all serve a specific, and important purpose.   Tiny LED Flashlight - for working in the darkGaffer tape - taping wires down, marking spots, emergency fixesSmall screwdriver - to tighten any loose screwsRubber bands/Twist ties - to clean up and organize wiresMicrofiber cloths - to keep your lens cleanHotel Shower cap - for rain protectionAllen key - for securing quick release tripod platesBusiness Cards - for unexpected marketing opportunitiesPen and paper - to leave a note…
  • Photographing Butterflies with the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    The macro capabilities of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 are eye-opening. Coupled with the OMD EM1, I was able to capture sharp, colorful butterfly images at the Sweetbriar Nature Center. BTW, if you haven't been here, they do amazing work to care for and rehabilitate wildlife. Sue volunteered there for a while and the people who run it do an outstanding job. Places like this deserve your support. Like most places on Long Island, it gets a bit crowded on the weekends but I was there on a quiet Friday, which allowed me to really take my time and carefully compose each…
  • Chilling on a Sunday Afternoon

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
  • Out for a Walk in the Park

    Chris Corradino
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
  • Light and Shades

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    I entered this dark passageway where the sun was peaking through just enough to illuminate faces while everything else fell into heavy shadow. I stood there for a while...waiting, watching, and hoping a compelling subject would appear. 
 
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    Brian Matiash Photography | RSS Feed

  • c’t Magazine Feature: Making of Thor’s Well

    Brian Matiash
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:03 am
    Several months ago, an editor from European-based publication, c’t Digital Photography Magazine, reached out and asked to interview me, noting that he was intrigued at a shared photo I took at Thor’s Well, near Cape Perpetua, OR. I was humbled and graciously accepted. The good folks at c’T Magazine graciously provided me with a PDF excerpt of the article to share with all of you. There is also a German-translated version of the article available to download below. They also provided me with a discount code to offer my readers, giving you 20% off a new subscription to the…
  • Kirkjufellfoss

    Brian Matiash
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    I just received my check-in notice for our return flight that will take us back home to Portland after two wonderful weeks traveling around Norway and Iceland. Both countries offered up some exquisite landscapes and amazing light, along with a sorts of temperamental weather. After all was said and done, Nicole and I ended up circling the entire country of Iceland, veering off the main road, Highway 1, whenever we wanted to visit a particular destination. Kirkjufell Foss is one such destination, located along the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Despite seeing many photos of this particularly…
  • Behold Skógafoss

    Brian Matiash
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:17 am
    We’re about five days into our Iceland Ring Road extravaganza and finally found a comfy service station with free wifi! That basically means that we’re on a mad dash to import/organize/edit photos taken around this beautiful country since arriving and catch up on the disgusting state of my inbox. The first photo that I want to share is of the famous Skógafoss. It was one of our stops and it did not disappoint. We were fortunate enough to have some color in the sky as the sun rose. Unfortunately, it did not last very long but we made the time that we had count. This is a six image…
  • Just go and see

    Brian Matiash
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:05 pm
    If there is one thing that I’ve learned to appreciate about the Lofoten Islands of Norway, it’s how fun and easy it is to explore all of its random paths. Some are paved, some are not… and others are what travelers would consider “primitive” in that there is some semblance of a trail. Whatever the case, your best bet is to get off the main one and see where it takes you. Yesterday, Nicole and I had some rather agreeable weather during our mid-night shoot and we would never have found a scene like this one had we not veered off the main path. This was not the…
  • Reine in the rain

    Brian Matiash
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    With all my travels around the world, it’s safe to say that this one, thus far, has thrown my body clock for the biggest loop. Despite getting to Reine two days ago, I couldn’t get into a normal rhythm. Part of it has to do with the fact that the sun doesn’t actually set in this area from May – July, which is actually quite a wonderful thing. It’s approaching midnight as I type this message and when I look out the window of my quaint cabin, it looks like it’s 6PM. Unfortunately, it has been raining nonstop for two days straight, so shooting has been spotty.
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • #FlashbackFriday

    Lily Hydrangea
    5 Jun 2015 | 11:26 am
    When I think of Massachusetts, this is the type of image that appears in my mind. A few years ago I spent time here traveling back and forth to visit Ian while he was attending a young writer's workshop at Bard College at Simon's Rock - which he absolutely loved.
  • Rain Rain Go Away

    Lily Hydrangea
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    I first noticed the rain clouds over the Home Depot in Farmingdale last Sunday. It was only when I uploaded this photo I spotted the plane.
  • This Morning's Magic Hour

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 May 2015 | 1:06 pm
    The sun lit up the lillies like miniature fairy lights in the garden this morning.And just in case you are in the mood for a little #tbt, go here.
  • 9 May 2015 | 3:00 am

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    I happened upon this pink Dogwood tree almost exactly a year ago to this very day.
  • R.I.P. Brian Moore

    Lily Hydrangea
    8 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Many residents wore blue or carried blue balloons and ribbons as they gathered along Conklin Street in Farmingdale, NY today as a show of support for Brian Moore's funeral cortege.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • City Lights Photo Contest: View The Winners

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing lights in the city in this photo contest with chances to win an Apple TV, iPods and more!  A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Olav Folland for his collaboration as a guest judge. Olav Folland was born a nomad, and graduated from 110 film to an SLR at age nine, while living in the Philippines. “First off, I have to congratulate all of you. When the ViewBug team approached me about judging the first contest here, they made it sound so easy. They told me that “I’d just have to pick…
  • Newborn Photo Contest: View The Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:05 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing newborns in this photo contest with chances to win a Speedlight Flash and more! A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jacob Maentz for his collaboration as a guest judge. Jacob is represented by Corbis and his images have appeared in publications such as Discovery Channel Magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Asian Geographic, Lonely Planet, Viking Press, The Telegraph and Asian Photography. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Sleepy Smiles” by melissapapaj “What stood out to me in…
  • 50 Inspiring Photos With Creative Layers and Compositions: View The Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing a composition with multiple layers in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Good Light! Mag. Good Light! Magazine shows you how to use simple and reliable lighting setups in order to return from your shoot with awesome photographs. It features videos with tips and tricks. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Michael Zelbel for his collaboration as a guest judge. Michael Zelbel is an amateur photographer operating a photo studio in Duesseldorf. On his photography blog SmokingStrobes.com and…
  • 600 Rectangles and Squares Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing rectangles and squares in this limited photo contest with chances to win a large format canvas and more. Be sure to browse the gallery and see the creativity to find squares in unexpected places. A special thanks to all the photographers that provided us with their feedback by voting for their favorite shots helping us find the following finalists. Stay tuned for the winners announcement coming soon… “Lanterns” by AlexScandellari “Ankor Wat Interior” by JoeS “Escher” by KGSPhoto…
  • Behind The Lens With Albert Dros + His Winning Shots

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    We are excited to introduce you to awarded travel photographer albertdros, he shares the techniques and story behind his awarded photo: “I’m a dutch hobby/semi professional photographer who loves photographing all kinds of stuff and loves to travel the world!” 1. Where did you take this photo? I took this photo in a relatively new area in Amersfoort, called Vathorst, the Netherlands. 2. What time of day? I love taking photos of cityscaps inbetween sunset and pure night, meaning blue hour. There’s a sweet spot in which buildings still have their rich colours but are…
 
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Canon EOS 5Ds R Digital SLR Camera Review (Podcast 478)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:44 am
    Following up on my first impressions, this is my full Canon EOS 5Ds R Digital SLR Camera Review. Since my first review I’ve spend three more days in the field, shooting a total of 2,300 frames with the camera and completed a bunch of tests in my studio, and I’m ready to share my findings! About this Review I am in no way supported by or affiliated with Canon, and have paid for my 5Ds R and all of my lenses just like you. I do these reviews to first and foremost to inform myself and you, the readers and listeners, about new gear that is released to the market that I personally…
  • The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle!

    Martin Bailey
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Photography Bundles are becoming popular, and for good reason. They are generally rich with hand-picked products from professional, world-renowned photographers who are experts in teaching others, and the Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle is no exception. From today, for just seven days, you can buy The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle, in three editions; the Beginner Edition, the Intermediate Edition and the Business Edition, to give your photography a boost, whichever level you are at. Here’s a little more detail about each edition… The Beginner Edition If you are just…
  • Developing a Roll of ILFORD 120 Black and White Film (Podcast 477)

    Martin Bailey
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:49 pm
    We continue our a mini-series of Film Fun videos, and today is the big day! In this week’s video we develop a roll of black and white ILFORD 120 medium format film. The podcast released for this episode is just an iPhone optimized low resolution version of the full sized video, which will enable you to view during your commute etc. but to see any detail, it’s best to view the full sized video below. Here’s a the run down of where we are at this point. Part #1 – Loading and Unloading a Yashica-D TLR Camera with 120 Medium Format Film (see here) Part #2…
  • Canon EOS 5Ds R Review – First Impressions – OMG!

    Martin Bailey
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:52 am
    Yesterday I picked up my new Canon EOS 5Ds R 50 megapixels, ultra high resolution DSLR camera, and have since shot around 200 frames, on which I’ve based this first impressions review. I’ll follow up on this with a full review and podcast in a week or so, when I’ve done more shooting, but I am so excited about this camera, I just have to share my initial findings with you. My Expectations Before Buying First of all, let me explain the downsides that I was expecting from the Canon EOS 5Ds R before I actually picked up the camera. I was every bit ready to see slightly soft…
  • Feeding 120 Film into a Paterson Reel for Developing (Podcast 476)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:20 pm
    Today we continue our a mini-series of Film Fun videos, in which I’m walking you through my first experiences in using and processing ILFORD black and white 120 medium format film. The podcast released for this episode is just an iPhone optimized low resolution version of the full sized video, which will enable you to view during your commute etc. but to see any detail, it’s best to view the full sized video below. Here’s a brief run down of where we are at this point. Note that I have also released a second video below, so that you can see me feeding the film into the reel…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • ‘Un Homme et des Loups - A Man and the Wolf’ waterfront exhibition in Argelès-sur-Mer, France

    Brandenburg Gallery
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Jim is honored to be included in the ‘Children of the Sea’ waterfront exhibition in Argelès-sur-Mer, in southern France near the border with Spain. It is the 7th consecutive year of their unique program that features Education for Sustainable Development with this years title Boréal. Jim’s portion consists of images of wolves and the boreal forest around his home near the Canadian border of Minnesota. Adjoining shows feature photographs of Finland by French photographers Olivier Larrey and Thomas Roger. The outdoor exhibit opened on April 10 and closes on October 16, 2015; a million…
  • MPR Tom Weber interview with Jim Brandenburg aired today.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    Jim was on Minnesota Public Radio today with Tom Weber talking about his new project Nature365 and some thoughts about the wolf hunt.  We hope you'll tune in.  Hear the MPR archive.You can see the daily video at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jimbrandenburg. You can sign up for daily email reminder here.Brandenburg Gallery in Luverne & Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017www.jimbrandenburg.com
  • JE SUIS CHARLIE

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

    Heidi Brandenburg
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Celebrationwww.nature365.tv  For many of us this is now a time of reflection. As I recount things that have touched my life this past year I am fairly startled, elated. Rarely have I seen such a dramatic swing of events that have caused such huge consequences on my immediate environment and myself. However there was one recent event that now stands out above the others. In later days I will share in this space other events and new exciting projects that I have been involved in this past year. This last day of the year finds me in Western France putting some final touches on a…
  • Pic of the Week (December 26, 2014): DOS 60 Dew Pearls.

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

  • Download the New Fuji X-T1 Version 4.0 Firmware Update

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    Today, Fujifilm has given us a brand new camera. It’s called the X-T1. You may have heard of it, since it’s been out for almost a year and a half. Of course, with the new version 4.0 firmware update that … Continue reading → The post Download the New Fuji X-T1 Version 4.0 Firmware Update appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Mirrorless Cameras and the Legacy of Photography

    Dan Bailey
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Last week, I went out shooting with my friend Ryan Greeff, who lives here in Anchorage. He also likes to photograph outdoor adventure subjects and sports like mountain biking. He’s only been shooting for a few years, but he’s got a … Continue reading → The post Mirrorless Cameras and the Legacy of Photography appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Solar Charging Solutions For Your Camera Batteries

    Dan Bailey
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:51 pm
    Modern technology is awesome, but it sucks to be tethered all the time. As much as we depend on our gadgets, and especially our cameras, we what outdoor photographers, adventurers and travelers really long for is to be able to … Continue reading → The post Solar Charging Solutions For Your Camera Batteries appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • More Action and Autofocus Tests with the New Fuji X-T10

    Dan Bailey
    9 Jun 2015 | 12:36 pm
    A couple of weeks ago, I posted my full review of the new Fuji X-T10, which is now shipping. I’ve been so impressed with this little camera; it really is a hot little number. The little brother to the X-T1, the new … Continue reading → The post More Action and Autofocus Tests with the New Fuji X-T10 appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • The Challenge of Finding New Vantage Points

    Dan Bailey
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    While giving a presentation on adventure and outdoor photography the other day at my Anchorage book signing, I showed some photos from my recent Oregon bike trip. That’s when my friend Nicholas asked me a very good question about vantage points, … Continue reading → The post The Challenge of Finding New Vantage Points appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
 
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    burn magazine

  • Sun reflection

    burn magazine
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The sun reflects on Ramadan decorations above our heads as we zigzag our way through the old city streets, dazed and unusually quiet until sun sets again. day #9 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #decorations #mission #oldcity #ramadan #jerusalem #burndiary
  • A cliche dream

    david alan harvey
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:32 am
    http://www.burnmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/IMG_7586.mp4 A summer salty breeze brings the sweet illusion of dreams coming true forever.. outerbanks‬
  • Night walk

    burn magazine
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    An ultra-orthodox Jewish man walks by a building site with posters showing what will be: ‘To live at the peak, to be as close as can be’. Sounds so good, who would not want just that? Humans will keep doing their best to destroy this city. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #build #poster #jewish #ultraorthodox #jerusalem #burndiary
  • Break from potato peeling

    burn magazine
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
    A. takes another break from the potato peeling, needs both hands to tell a younger brother what happened in the community since he last visited. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #potato #kugel #family #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary
  • Brothers in stripes

    burn magazine
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Brothers dressed in identical stripes catch the last rays of sun as they come out of the synagogue and hurry off somewhere, in this part of town everybody is always in a rush for no apparent reason. day #8 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #stripe #rush #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary
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    Überblick auf vewd.org

  • Für wen sind die Sky Angebote geeignet?

    Mit
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:02 am
    Vielen Menschen ist ein Sky Abo bekannt und dies nicht grundlos. Dank Sky kann ein ganz besonderes Fernsehprogramm genossen werden. Dies ist nicht nur für die erwachsenen Zuschauer, sondern auch für die Kinder interessant. Mit Hilfe von Sky Angeboten kann jeder bei dem Abschluss von einem Sky Abo Geld sparen. Sky kann schließlich immer überzeugen und ist unvergesslich. Für geringe Preise gibt es besseres Fernsehen und dies sollte sich keiner entgehen lassen. Das neue Sky Sonderangebot überzeugt jeden. Oft handelt es sich um Angebote, die für 2 Jahre gebucht werden. Der Bestellvorgang…
  • C-Date eine online Partnerbörse

    Mit
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:18 am
    C-Date eine online Partnerbörse für jeden Bedarf. C-Date steht für „Casual Dating“ . Diese Börse bedient den dazugehörigen Trend aus den USA und bedeutet wörtlich „unverbindliches Abenteuer“. C-Date wurde 2008 von München aus gestartet und hat mittlerweile weltweit über 23,5 Millionen Erotikkontakt-Begeisterte Mitglieder aus 35 Ländern. Bei C-Date steht die Diskretion bei Erotikkontakten im Vordergrund. Sie präsentieren nicht wie bei den anderen Partnerbörsen völlig frei Foto, die man anschauen kann. Bei dieser Partnerbörse werden Ihnen stattdessen die vom…
  • Handel erfolgreich im Intenet

    Mit
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Bei Banc de Binary ist es wichtig, vor dem ersten Handel ein Konto zu eröffnen. Dieses Konto kann und wird hilfreich sein um den Handel erfolgreich ab zu schließen. Dieser Handel sollte so schnell wie möglich beginnen. Bei der Banc de Binary geht es um einzelne Optionen. Nachdem das Konto freigeschaltet worden ist, kann mit dem Handel begonnen werden. Das gelingt sehr einfach. Der neue Broker muss einfach nur eine Prognose treffen um den Handel auf Banc de Binary erfolgreich ab zu schließen. Ist das erfolgt, dann kann es weitergehen. Der Handel ist niemals zu Ende. Ist ein Gewinn erzielt…
  • Glaube an dich

    Mit
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:34 am
    Nur dann wirst du erfolgreich Der Beitrag Glaube an dich erschien zuerst auf Überblick auf vewd.org.
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Car Prints For Sale

    26 Jun 2015 | 3:30 pm
    If you are a car buff you have come to the right place! I have included all type of cars, hot rods, classic cars.On my website I have many more cars and trucks than what you will see below but, this will give you some idea of what my car prints are like. And, I try to be a little different in the way I present them.You can purchase prints (in a variety of form) from my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website. I have provided links under each photo here so you can chose an appropriate format, for example: 1. Canvas Prints  2. Framed Prints  3. Art Prints 4. Acrylic Prints 5.
  • Portland Oregon Art For Sale

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Since I spent some time growing up and living in Portland, Oregon I wanted to post some of the pictures I have taken of this wonderful city.I have posted for sale, photos that I hope you will like. Most were taken from the East Bank.You can purchase prints (in a variety of form) from my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website. I have provided links under each photo here so you can chose an appropriate format, for example: 1. Canvas Prints  2. Framed Prints  3. Art Prints 4. Acrylic Prints 5. Metal Prints 6. Greeting Cards 7. i Phone Cases 8. Galaxy…
  • Cool Canvas Prints For Sale

    22 Jun 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Canvas prints are popular for a reason! They can duplicate the look of an original oil, acrylic painting or fine art photography on a stretched canvas.On my artist website, “Thom Zehrfeld Photography” (Link) you can choose from hundreds of fine art photography to convert onto varied canvas sizes and, at any budget level.Below you will find a few examples of my work. If you desire a special photograph, or venue please visit the link above. Thank you!The following is an abstract floral bush...robust color (farbe)! Farbe (Link)This is the Pagoda at the Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon.
  • Springbok 2015 Puzzle Photo Contest Winner

    19 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    I am proud to announce that I have won the 2015 Springbok photo puzzle contest with this capture of a nostalgic Flying A Service Station interior in Oregon. They call it "Retro Rewind"...a 1000 piece puzzle! Last year I also won with "Americana" a 500 piece puzzle. Here is the link: http://www.springbok-puzzles.com/Retro-Rewind-p/33-10748.htmRetro RewindAll Rights Reserved My Oregon Photography Blog, Thom Zehrfeld, Copyrighted 2015-2016. Also, please see bottom of page for Product Disclosure and Privacy Disclosure! Thank You!
  • Quality Metal Prints For Sale

    19 Jun 2015 | 8:56 am
    Metal art prints are becoming very popular and there is a reason. They turn out absolutely gorgeous and are extremely durable!The colors in metal prints are super vibrant.  Also, the depth of coating in the process gives any fine art photograph a luminous quality that paper and like materials cannot duplicate.With special coating, the prints have an archival value and durability without the need for a protective glass.They are simply unlike any other finish that can be applied to an art piece. Prices for metal prints on my Thom Zehrfeld Artist Website vary according to size.You can click…
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Azat - Portraits and Head Shots in Downtown Oakland

    Jessica Mironov
    26 Jun 2015 | 7:34 pm
    *Want to have me shoot your head shots or portrait session? Contact me here!*
  • Film Friday - Random San Francisco

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Film Friday is back! With some random SF pictures, taken a rather long time ago but somehow never shared on the blog. I've been shooting a bit less film lately (possibly because I'm down to my last three rolls and haven't been able to justify buying more until I shoot those, also possibly because of that whole month where my left arm stopped working properly), but I still love it, of course. I don't think I'll ever stop shooting digital for my client work, but equally I don't think I'll ever stop shooting film for my personal work. I like the division; it makes sense to me. And I love medium…
  • San Francisco Engagement Photographer - Killian and Silvestre at Sutro Baths

    Jessica Mironov
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I love Sutro Baths. I'm not normally one to play favorites (I enjoy a wiiiiiiiide variety of people, situations, and things) but if I were pressed to choose a favorite location to shoot at in San Francisco, I'd probably choose Sutro Baths. There's just such a huge variety of photos to be found there; lots of nooks and crannies to explore and stunning backdrops to make use of. Plus, it's an awesome place for silhouettes, which I just can't seem to get enough of.I met Killian and Silvestre there a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session, and true to form, it was magical. Of course it…
  • Smile SF

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    One from the long list of shoots I haven't blogged yet! I shot these for a local dentist office a long while ago, Smile SF, combining (maybe for the first time!) my architectural shooting with portraiture. Farah Sefidvash was great to work with as she knew exactly what she wanted, but also listened to my suggestions. For example, I suggested shooting just before dusk to get the best light for the exterior shots.I loved the use of this purple throughout the office! It's calming, but not as expected as blue would be.I love the bright, clean feel of the entryway, with the plants providing just…
  • Caturday is Back!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    A few cats and kittens for you this Saturday morning. I've got some engagement sessions to shoot, some coffee to drink, and a whole host of blog posts to start putting together, not to mention some photos to edit (like always). Still, I'm pretty excited that it's the weekend. Have a great one, and enjoy these furry felines while you do.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.*
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    Faded & Blurred

  • Miss Scarlet and Miss Brown

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    One of the things I’ve really loved about visiting Washington DC is the ability to walk so many places—something that I seldom get the chance to do in the sprawling suburbs ouside of Los Angeles. I’ve been to DC three times and each trip seems to build on the previous one in terms of the scope of things I have been able to see and do. The first trip, I spent most of my time on the Mall, but I got sick, so even that was somewhat of an abbreviated version of what it could have been. The second trip, I ventured away from the Mall (as well as conquering a fear squarely in the…
  • Five Takeaways From Casey Neistat’s Daily Vlog

    Jeffery Saddoris
    20 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    “Our job as creators is to further define any medium.” – Casey Neistat If you’re an On Taking Pictures listener, you know how inspired I am by Casey Neistat. For those of you who have never heard the name, Casey is a filmmaker based in NYC who has built a career by following his passion for making movies with a drive and intensity that—while sometimes intimidating—is always encouraging. For nearly two months, he’s been posting daily vlog entries (along with weekly Q&As) on topics ranging from success and failure to his family to the challenges and…
  • Insights: May 2015

    Kristopher Matheson
    14 May 2015 | 10:31 am
      “Your influences are all worth sharing because they clue people in to who you are and what you do—sometimes even more than your own work.” – Austin Kleon Eight years ago, I faced a choice: stay in Canada or move to Japan. Which would you have chosen, the safety and comfort of home or the unknown and uncertainty of a foreign land? The repercussions of which will reverberate within you for years to come. The knowledge and experiences of living (i.e., not a tourist) in a new culture with differing ways of life, a foreign language, traditions so much unlike your own can…
  • Finding the Path Between Passion and Purpose

    Jeffery Saddoris
    13 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    “No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha   On a recent trip to DC, I was walking through the city looking for interesting things to photograph. One of the great things about a big city is that there’s always something to shoot; you just have to keep looking. This was my second time in DC, and I was going back to a few of the places I had previously visited. A friend of mine has a terrific approach to street photography. He says that your brain is always effectively filtering the amount of detail you can…
  • Paris Photo LA 2015

    Jeffery Saddoris
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the work of icons like Richard Avedon and William Eggleston hanging alongside a host of relative newcomers who you may or may not have heard of. I’ve also been lucky enough to have some great experiences that have transcended the work on display. For example, in 2013, I…
 
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    Snapfactory

  • Visualize the end result

    Mark Wallace
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    When I create videos I’m usually inspired by something I’ve seen, read, or heard. In this week’s Exploring Photography video I was inspired by the words of Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams was big on the idea of seeing the end result before taking a photo. He talked a lot about visualizing a finished print before making a photo. I totally agree with his ideology of seeing before shooting. But the thing that I most admire about Ansel Adams is his concept of post production. I’ve said for years that you can’t “get it right in camera”. It’s not that your camera won’t make good…
  • Some of my favorite Mac apps

    Mark Wallace
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:06 am
    Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you I love gadgets and technology. I definitely have techno joy. Here are a few of the apps that I use on a daily basis. Evernote It took me a while to fully appreciate the power of Evernote. The trick is to use it for everything, that way it will “remember everything.” I use it to clip web pages, save screenshots, take notes during phone calls, keep track of hotel and air reservations, write rough drafts, take pictures of parking spaces and WiFi passwords. If I have a burst of inspiration I make a quick note that I can flesh out later. Once you…
  • A fresh face

    Mark Wallace
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:16 am
    You’ve probably noticed that things look a bit different around here. Years ago I spent most of my time posting articles, images, and updates to the blog. In recent years that’s changed, I’ve spent much more time updating my Facebook page instead. Facebook is great, but by its very nature it limits the quality of the content. Many times I find myself wanting to post longer, more in-depth posts on Facebook. But that’s just not the place for it. So I’ve changed the Snapfactory website to reflect a more traditional blogging platform. I’ll return to posting longer posts here and leave…
  • Playing with FinalCut Pro X

    Mark Wallace
    23 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    Since I edit all my videos on my MacBook Pro I thought I’d edit a few projects using the newest version of FinalCut Pro X just to see if the performance was a bit better than Premiere CC 2014. Here’s what I’ve learned: Once you’ve gotten used to the magnetic timeline Apple’s take on NLE makes sense. However, there are times I miss the simplicity (complexity?) of having all my tracks out for quick edits. I’m pretty impressed with FCP as it stands today. When X was first released I bailed and went to Premiere and this is the first time I’ve even glanced…
  • The Where To Start Chart

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

  • Creating an HDR Panorama with Lightroom 6

    John Sherman
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Many times in my travels I’ve happened upon a beautiful scene spread wide before me with a huge dynamic range that just begged to be photographed. It would require HDR to capture the range but also need to be stitched together as a panorama. I’d set up my tripod, snap the sequences, then get home and say “Verm, it’s time you give HDR another try.” Which would last about two minutes until the first bracketed set of shots made it into Photoshop HDR Pro and gave me a result that looked like someone painted a coat of gray primer over it.I’d look at the slider panel and have no idea…
  • Sunday Stunts with the Olympus OM-D EM-5

    Alpha Whiskey
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    There are probably more entertaining ways to spend a Sunday afternoon but this stunt display in a field in London was reasonably diverting. I had shot stunt shows before using a Nikon DSLR and the Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8. But I knew my EM-5 had only contrast detection AF and was not really camera for shooting action. Nevertheless, there was only one way to find out how it would fair and I took it with me, along with the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 and 12-40mm f/2.8.Olympus 40-150mm F.28. F/3.5. 1/2000sec.In a previous article about shooting moving targets, I explained that pre-focusing was a good…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part Two

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:43 am
    A couple of weeks ago, I shared the first part of my exploration of the waterfalls of New England here on Photography Life and promised that there will be a part two. This write up fulfills the promise and continues the story further. My focus this time were the forests of Western Massachusetts, especially those around Route 2 West from Boston. This freeway is also known as the Mohawk Scenic Byway and is a very beautiful drive once you get little beyond the Greater Boston area.Long exposure turns Cascade Brook into silvery mist serving as a striking foreground, Florida, Massachusetts.Nikon…
  • Photo Spots Update

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    As you may already know, we are currently running a Photo Spot Contest (with a grand prize comprised of the new Fuji X-T10 camera) and we are really happy to see some truly amazing submissions from some of our readers. I have been going through all the submissions and approving them one by one and boy, it has been a great experience! It turns out that many of our readers are amazing photographers – some of the submissions are very inspirational to see. So far, we have published a total of 154 submissions and we are looking forward to seeing even more. I have no doubt that this project…
  • Spots Available for our Upcoming Colorado Fall Workshops

    Nasim Mansurov
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:18 am
    We had a few people cancel their workshop reservations for this fall’s Colorado Fall Workshops for different reasons, so I wanted to let our readers know that there are now a total of 5 spots available for our upcoming Colorado Fall Workshops at the end of September. With three months left until the workshop, there is still plenty of time to register and get your airfare and stay booked at great rates.Below is what we have available:Group 1 (September 24 – September 27, 2015): 0 spots (FULL) Group 2 (September 28 – October 1, 2015): 2 spotsBoth groups are limited to 10…
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • How to Get Your Wedding Featured on a Blog or Magazine

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:13 am
    As the beginning of July approaches, most wedding photographers are in full swing for summer weddings. During this time, it's a great opportunity to leverage your shoots and get them featured because this is my favorite equation: amazing clients + beautiful details + wedding = a great opportunity. I'm a huge proponent of sharing the weddings I photograph because it's a win for the creative team to get their talents displayed, a win for my clients to share how special their day was, and a win because my photos are featured. Win-win-win!If you're looking to submit weddings for publications,…
  • Featured : Kentucky Bride Magazine

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:08 pm
    A bit ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Jaimeson Gann, the Editor-In-Chief of Kentucky Bride Magazine. She was kind, articulate, and extraordinarily insightful...so it was an added honor to be asked to be featured in the magazine. The interview was personal and professional in nature and I loved the opportunity to talk about my passion.To see the magazine and read the article in full, you can find it at Kentucky Bride Magazine.com...© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • Success + The Reality of Following Our Dreams

    25 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Join me today for a one-hour live presentation: The Countdown to the Start of Something New. It'll mark the culmination of my bootcamp, The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience. For the past 30 days, I've been teaching principles that'll change your business...and I'm happy to say that I've seen progress in so many different businesses!! Today we'll bring it all together and I'll be able to thank you for joining me for part of this adventure. I look forward to seeing you online at 9am PST HERE (and it'll rebroadcast for 24 hours after).© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished…
  • Mantra for Frustration + Fear

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:01 am
    Some of life's most important lessons were imparted to me as a child. My mother drilled them into my mind again and again, almost like a mantra to create a healthy human being. As an adult, I acknowledge these lessons are imperative, but they are hard to embrace at times. During moments of frustration or fear, here are a few things my mama told me to stay: I tried my best. I am good enough. I am loved. It's okay to fail as long as I get up and keep tryingI'm pretty sure my mom reminded me of these things because she saw a little girl who dwelled in a constant state of self-doubt and…
  • The Final Week of The 30-Day Experience

    21 Jun 2015 | 11:59 pm
    At the risk of sound cliche, I have to ask, Where has time gone?! I started The Complete Wedding Photographer Experience with CreativeLive five weeks ago and the bootcamp will conclude this Friday. When we began, I anticipated it being an adventure, but I couldn't anticipate just how crazy things would get. A Minor List of the Crazy: -I was filmed during a client consultation at my studio    -How I felt then: Nervous, intimated, awkward, like I talked too much -I was filmed shooting an engagement session on an incredibly windy and bright, hot day    -How I felt then:…
 
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  • View 361: Mustang Nation

    Scott Thomas Photography
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    A proud owner of a 1965 Mustang at the All Ford Show run by the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club at Clay Central Park in Liverpool, New York on Sunday, June 27, 2015. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 100, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. In American automobile history, few cars have created a legion of fans more so than the Ford Mustang has since being introduced as a 1964 1/2 model at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Owners are proud to show their Mustangs at any opportunity like last weekend’s All Ford Show hosted by the Syracuse Shelby Mustang Club at Clay Central Park…
  • View 360: Calder Cup 2015

    Scott Thomas Photography
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    An official Calder Cup game puck awaiting the start of Game 5 of the Calder Cup Final series between the Utica Comets and Manchester Monarchs.Nikon D750/Sigma 15mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 2200, EV +1.0. For the second time in three years, I was able to photograph the deciding game of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Calder Cup Final. Two years ago I watched the Grand Rapids Griffins celebrate in the War Memorial Arena. Manchester Monarchs Adrian Kempe (9) gets the puck past Utica Comets goalie Jacob Markstrom (33) to open the scoring in an American Hockey League (AHL) Calder Cup final…
  • View 359: Walt, the Loch West Monster

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 May 2015 | 3:30 am
    Wooden and metal art sculpture of a serpent named Walt, the Loch West Monster, found along the Creekwalk in Syracuse, New York.Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/250s, f/8, ISO 100, 24mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. Walking on the Creekwalk near West Fayette Street in Syracuse, New York, I came upon the blue serpent sculpture you see here. An example of public art. I got curious as to the serpent’s origin, I did some snooping on Google. I found out the sculpture was given the name Walt, the Loch West Monster after a naming contest back in 2011. I used the Soft HDR filter in Macphun’s…
  • View 358: Spring, Finally!

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple takes a break on a bench to enjoy the view of the Syracuse skyline at Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York on Saturday, April 18, 2015.Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 400, EV 0, 180mm Focal Length. While upstate New York have had some warm Spring days over the last couple of weeks, last weekend was the first since the Fall of 2014 when both days were warm and dry. Many people took advantage of the weather to visit Onondaga Lake Park near Liverpool, New York to enjoy being outside without heavy winter coats.
  • View 357: Syracuse Nationals

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    On April 10, 1955, the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals went to a seventh game. The location was the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. Built less than four years prior, it was to host the biggest sporting event in its young history. The teams playing the game were the Syracuse Nationals and the Fort Wayne Pistons. Each team had won their three games on home courts. As it turns out, the seventh game was no different but it went down to the final seconds and a comeback by the Nationals who were down by 17 points in the third quarter. Members of the 1955 NBA…
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  • Muriel Debernard Photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    21 Jun 2015 | 2:25 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Muriel Debernard photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography I am Muriel Debernard. I live and work in France. I have made my first experience in art school where I learnt silver picture and story of photography. During this period my camera was a Nikon F301. I do not have any subject that I prefer. I am interesting in all kind of pictures (urban, landscape, people). I try to be more than an observer being invested in what I photograph. My work is instinctive. In one picture, I try to give a feeling, the beauty of…
  • Fashion photoshoot Molly Morrison

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:16 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Molly Morrison is a glamour girl who embraces the aesthetics of past Hollywood starlets. Her curvaceous figure is featured in the likes of FHM, Maxim, Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, and Zoo. She is the new face of an ad campaign for 138 Water, with…
  • Nokia Lumia 925 Camera Review

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:38 am
    Discover The Photography Blog So this week I was asked to review the Nokia Lumia 925. The Nokia Lumia 925 is undeniably sleek with a shiny aluminium band running around the sides, the screen is big but easily hand held and it’s packed with some pretty wizard features, not to mention…
  • 10 great samples of reflections in B&W

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Samples of relections Photography A mirror image is a reflected duplication of an object that appears identical but reversed. As an optical effect it results fromreflection off of substances such as a mirror or water. It is also a concept in geometry and can be used as a conceptualization process for 3-D structures. Source : Wikipedia All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. By Jean-Michel Leclercq By Waxy Dan By Ben Heine By VisualAge By Eve Livesey By ts Dynamic By Quiet Corners By gizmocrazy By…
  • Red Umbrella in photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:19 pm
    Discover The Photography Blog Umbrella An umbrella or parasol (also called a brolly, parapluie, rainshade, sunshade, gamp, bumbershoot, or umbrolly) is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The wordparasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held…
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  • Wedding Photo Of The Week #34 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    When brides get readied in their hotel rooms, doing their hair, makeup and getting dressed in their wedding gowns, we photographers are typically there photographing the bride’s preparation. Some very cool photos can be created at that time to document the activities. Like this one for instance. A quiet moment at the start of her wedding day, the bride looking over her wedding dress. We can imagine what her thoughts may be. The post Wedding Photo Of The Week #34 | New York City Wedding Photographer appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • How Your Moments Become Your Photos | NYC Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    Almost like my post of last week’s Wedding Photo of the Week is this one – and so who says grooms are reluctant when it comes to their weddings? This wedding photo was created right after the ceremony when the bride and groom walked over to the side of the church while their guests exited outdoors. Here again the groom is overjoyed – and I’m sure his bride shared his delight. By my not being directly on top of the wedding couple they’re free to be themselves – and I end up photographing these amazing genuine little moments between the bride and groom that…
  • Ramsey Golf and Country Club Wedding – Ramsey, NJ

    G.E. Masana
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Almost a week after she received her wedding albums, I checked in with the bride. “I have been looking at the albums almost twice a day! They are amazing I can’t get enough of them! Everyone that has seen them are speechless. Thank you so much for everything! I was concerned other photographers wouldn’t be able to capture our love and wedding day to our standards and they would be like every other photos they shot for previous clients. But I was drawn to your work. I couldn’t get it out of my mind. ” Want to see her album? Here’s a peek at their day.     The…
  • Artistic Engagement Photos

    G.E. Masana
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Engagement portraits which are painterly… with feelings… that’s something you can hang on a wall, like a crown jewel of your home’s décor. This isn’t your mama’s engagement photo! Heck, it’s not even like your cousin’s engagement photo. The post Artistic Engagement Photos appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Engagement Portraits in Black & White

    G.E. Masana
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:32 pm
    A beautiful portrait piece, a testament to their love. To showcase at the wedding and to hang in the home. You can get an engagement portrait session, complimentary, at no charge. Go here: Engagement Portrait Session Giveaway The post Engagement Portraits in Black & White appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
 
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  • PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee

    Jay Hoque
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:54 pm
    PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee This time last week were on our way back from Tina & Dee’s awesome destination wedding at the Blue Waters resort… Read More → The post PREVIEW: Blue Waters Antigua Wedding – Tina & Dee appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Wedding Photographer London | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent

    Jay Hoque
    15 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent I think it’s time to break the silence and image drought. As you’ll notice from the archives, it’s been a long long loooooong time since… Read More → The post Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Wedding Photographer London | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013)

    Jay Hoque
    25 Dec 2013 | 10:32 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Wow, it’s the end of 2013 already?! Whether you celebrate or not, we want to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy… Read More → The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2013) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Wedding Photographer London | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent

    Jay Hoque
    19 Mar 2013 | 10:30 am
    Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent – Rennu and Mike Wow! How time flies. It’s been exactly four months since we blogged any work. So, to end the drought, we’re kick-starting… Read More → The post Sikh Pre Wedding Ceremonies Kent appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Wedding Photographer London | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2012)

    Jay Hoque
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:07 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well, I was supposed to write a blog post about how 2012 has been, but being ill for two weeks has delayed me… Read More → The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2012) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Wedding Photographer London | 07984 644704. Written by Jay Hoque.
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  • Photographing Children Naturally: eBook

    Dave
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:44 am
    One of the most common questions among new parents, grandparents, and everyone in between is, “How can I make great photographs of my kid(s)?” It’s an important question, and your role is straightforward as a photographer – understand both technically and artistically how to best translate your vision through the lens. Beyond that, every great photograph needs to include captivating subject matter. Photographing children provides unique opportunities to create powerful, fascinating images that connect with our core and universal feelings of love, joy, pain, and hope.
  • Understanding DLSR Exposure in Just 10-Minutes

    Dave
    18 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    If you’re a new photographer, you’ve probably felt the urge to flip the switch from Auto over to Manual mode just to see what happens. If you’re like me, then you probably felt a wave of confusion, and any photo attempts probably came out too bright, too dark, or even shaky. You may have even fiddled around with the dials to no avail as I did. After a few horrendous shots, I switched mine right back to my comfort zone in auto mode, determined to make the best of it and learn manual “another time.” So, Why Bother With Manual? Contrary to what many professionals…
  • The Top 5 New Features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015

    Dave
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Adobe just announced the release of Lightroom CC 2015, and photographers around the globe are celebrating like kids on Christmas morning! If you’re like me, you likely find yourself doing more in Lightroom and less with Photoshop. That’s about to become even more so the case. Lightroom has come a long way over the years, but today’s release brings with it some game-changing features for photographers. Our good friend Serge Ramelli has put together this video (complete with his signature charisma!) to demonstrate the top 5 new features of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC 2015.
  • Finding Your Vision

    Dave
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    Do you ever struggle with the composition of your photographs? Are you striving to create photographs that aren’t just good, or even great – but truly remarkable images? Do you sometimes feel that your vision and your results just aren’t quite lining up? If you’re one of the many photographers who share these challenges, then we’ve got a pretty awesome announcement for you. PhotographyBB is excited to announce the release of a brand new tool to help you make the best photographs you’ve ever made. It’s our second Rapid Learning eBook – and…
  • BOKEH: Creating With Shallow Depths

    Dave
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:15 am
    BOKEH: Creating with Shallow Depths inspires photographers to think beyond the confines of a deep depth of field. Landscape photography enthusiasts of all levels will learn how to widen their aperture to see the environment as light and shapes, and to create abstract ethereal images that have deeper meaning and interpretation. A shallow depth of field can completely transform a landscape, manipulating an environment that usually can not be changed or controlled. You can create a complex or simple photograph by changing your depth, and this extensive 122-page guide will show you exactly how.
 
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  • A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs

    Toad Hollow Photography
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Another terrific week has just passed us by, with a lot of activity in the world of photography.  This weeks lists of links features tutorials, a review, a handful of special features and the usual list of links to terrific photography.  There is a wide range of topics covered in this weeks list, and we hope you enjoy checking them all out as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Night Sky by Joshua Tree National Park, on Flickr TUTORIALS Profoto Demonstrates the Differences Between On-Camera and Off-Camera Flash – four video segments are posted to this tutorial…
  • 8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

    Jason D. Little
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better perceived as a journey rather than a final destination, something that takes places over the course of a lifetime. With technological innovations persistently growing, a photographer’s skills should be expanding in due accordance. But it is also important to not let the “new” overshadow the fundamentals; we all need to occasionally revisit the basic skills that form the foundation of photography — it’s good to shake the rust off. Below…
  • What Photographers Can Learn From The Visual Styles of These 4 Famous Movie Directors.

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Movies, just like photography, vary greatly in visual style depending upon the artist behind it. Movies and photography are different fields. They vary quite a bit, since movies are motion-pictures, after all. This doesn’t mean that the visual concepts are much different, however. When movie directors draft a concept and visualize a scene, they do that in a manner similar to that of any photographer visualizing a scene for a photo. I would say the main difference is simply the motion. Visual Style (Identity) I’m quite sure that many of you could recognize the work of a certain…
  • Why This Photographer Thinks You Should Watermark Your Photographs

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    The majority of photographers don’t like watermarking their images. Why mar the perfect balance of your picture with a distracting logo, right? Watermarks should be regarded as a necessary evil, however, and photographers and internet users alike have learned to accept it as an inevitability. In this digital age, stealing someone’s image is as simple as “right click, save as.” It doesn’t take much to carry out a digital crime and violate copyright. In my opinion, watermarking is an indispensable protection in the world of photography. Why should you put a watermark…
  • How to Prepare and Sell Your Camera Gear

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Some photographers sadly suffer from a mild hoarding syndrome. In other words, they get overly sentimental about their gear. At the other end of the spectrum, there are also photographers who try to upgrade their gear as soon as possible. No matter which group you would classify yourself in, you would be wise to sell gear that is no longer in use as quickly as possible. The longer you wait to sell it, the more value is lost. So let’s say that you have few pieces of gear that you no longer use (perhaps due to upgrading) and you would like to sell them. Photo by s58y What you might do…
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  • Don’t Let Them Crush You

    Nicole S. Young
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
    Photographers are a fickle bunch. In many ways, we can be supportive, kind, and well-intentioned towards other photographers. I like to think that we all want to help others succeed and enjoy themselves, but unfortunately, not everyone has the same approach. Photographers are competitive. I totally get it. And very few will say what they really are thinking to your face. Have you ever become discouraged after seeing something posted by another photographer? I know I have. It’s tough to feel accomplished when you see your counterparts out in the field, traveling the world, making…
  • Ten

    Nicole S. Young
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    Kirkjufellsfoss, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland Canon 6D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens, f/16 at ISO 100 (HDR exposure, Panorama) This month marks my blog’s tenth anniversary. I started out slow, with no purpose other than to share photos and my experiences. Who knew it would grow to what it has become! Ten years is a long time, I’m so grateful and happy that I am able to spend my life as a photographer, but even more so, that I have been able to use this website as a way to help and inspire others. I find it appropriate to mark this anniversary in a beautiful destination. As I…
  • My Impressions: Comparing the Canon 6D with the 5D Mark III

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:29 am
    About a month ago I purchased a Canon 6D to try it out with my landscape and travel photography. I have been using the 5D Mark III ever since it was released, and while it’s a great camera, it is missing a few features that I have come to appreciate with some of the consumer-level and mirrorless cameras (such as the Canon 70D and Fuji X-T1, for example). These are my thoughts since I have started using the camera with my photography. Please keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive review. There are plenty of sites out there with very detail technical reviews on each of these…
  • Improve Your Landscape Photographs with These Ten Tips

    Nicole S. Young
    20 May 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers, myself included. The enjoyment I get when photographing landscapes stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would gladly hang on my wall. There is definitely an art to photographing landscapes, so here are some tips I put together for both new and experienced photographers to help improve the quality of your landscape images. Be patient Sometimes the “perfect” moment to photograph a scene is a few minutes (or hours) away. The light will change and move…
  • Don’t Stop

    Nicole S. Young
    12 May 2015 | 3:01 pm
    This is my friend, Brian Bonham, braving the waterfall at Emerald Falls. For the past three months my husband and I have been making strides to improve our health. We’re eating better and exercising regularly, intent on losing weight and becoming stronger. So far, we have both seen success, and we’re still going strong. My husband, for example, has lost nearly 30 pounds! He’s doing such a wonderful job and I am so proud of him. Yet, even though we are both putting equal effort and discipline into this endeavor, my results pale in comparison. In 10 weeks I have lost…
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  • Tampa family photographer| Family session in park|

    EPS
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:42 am
    The post Tampa family photographer| Family session in park| appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    We recently had the honor of photographing Missy and Johns beautiful wedding at Armani’s in Tampa. Armani’s is a very well-known restaurant located on the top floor of the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay hotel. Armani’s offers incredibly delicious food [you must try their Antipasto Misto bar which has an mouthwatering selection of imported cheeses and cured meats] and it also offers some of the best waterfront views and sunsets in all of Tampa Bay. A Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay wedding is going to be beautiful. The hotel boasts so many great locations for beautiful photos and the staff is incredibly…
  • Downtown Tampa engagement session | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:19 pm
    This is a great Downtown Tampa engagement session we photographed recently. We had so much fun at several different locations throughout the downtown Tampa area.   This couple has an amazing personality and are constantly smiling [which makes our jobs easy]!  They were up for any ideas we came up with and the entire session was so much fun. We started off near the Tampa Museum of Art where we photographed the above image.  We headed over to Curtis Hixon Park where we did some fun pictures on the lawn and then the couple quickly changed into Miami Dolphins jerseys [they are huge fans] and…
  • Tampa maternity photographer| Beach maternity photographer| Clearwater Sunset maternity

    EPS
    10 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The post Tampa maternity photographer| Beach maternity photographer| Clearwater Sunset maternity appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Video | Feather Sound Golf and Country Club wedding | Clearwater wedding photographers

    EPS
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    The following are just a few of our favorite images from the recent wedding of Melissa and Cody. This Feather Sound Golf and Country Club wedding was such an amazing and fun wedding!! People literally flew in from all parts of the globe [Canada and Australia to name a few] to be a part of this very special event. As you can see, the bride looked amazing and looked like a movie star on her very special day. The groom looked dashingly handsome as well and he was glowing with happiness when he first saw his beautiful bride walking down the aisle. Looking at Melissa and Cody, you could really see…
 
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  • Shoot a frozen flower

    Matt Bennett
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    Final image Photography is often about capturing beautiful, organic things in their natural environments, but it’s also about trying to present the everyday in a way that’s surprising, unusual or unique. Flowers are clearly a hugely popular subject matter for photographers, which is not surprising when you consider the abundant beauty, colour, texture and detail that they offer. However, it’s not always that easy to capture particularly original images of them. A fun, creative solution is to freeze a flower in ice before photographing it. This might sound like a bizarre concept at…
  • Nakisa by Babak Fatholahi

    Philippa Grafton
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:18 am
        This week we’ve selected Babak Fatholahi‘s beautiful portrait, Nakisa, as our image of the week. With its subtle contrast and dreamy tones, plus an engaging pose and a soft bokeh effect, Babak’s shot encapsulates everything that makes a portrait stand out. 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 us today!
  • Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition launched

    amysquibb
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    ©Suzie Tanser, 2014 Cute and Funny category winner Returning for its sixth consecutive year, the Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year looks to recognise the brightest and best of wildlife photography. The popular competition is open to professional, amateur, and young photographers alike. This year’s top prize is an eight-day Estonia photography trip from wildlife holiday specialists Wildlife Worldwide and The Travelling Naturalist worth £1,795 along with an annual subscription to Digital Photographer magazine. Other prizes include a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior…
  • Discover how to use filters with The Studio’s cheat sheet

    Matt Bennett
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:44 am
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  • Exciting new lens from Sigma

    Matt Bennett
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    24-35mm F2 DG HSM Sigma has announced the imminent availability of an exciting new ART-series lens, which they are describing as “the world’s first large-aperture full-frame wide-angle zoom lens offering F2 brightness throughout the zoom range.” This is a very appealing optic, offering the equivalent of, as Sigma says “three fixed focal length wide-angle lenses”, namely 24mm, 28mm and 35mm. The compromise, of course, is the drop from a f1.4 or f1.8 maximum aperture down to f2 – but that’s still very wide and more than wide enough for most people’s…
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  • Impossibly Long Development Times from Impossible Film AKA Not-So-Instant-Film

    Rob Lim
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    I love shooting with instant film! It’s magical to see a print develop right in your hands. We have a bunch of Polaroid cameras hanging around and so I was excited to finally give the Impossible Project Polaroid film a try. Unfortunately it was pretty disappointing to discover that their color film takes about 45 minutes to fully develop! Not-so-instant film! In the video above I show you a quick comparison of the development times between Fuji Instax instant film and Impossible Project SX70 color instant film. The photos below show how long it takes for the Impossible Project color…
  • Quick Introduction to External Flash

    Rob Lim
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Have you ever used an external flash before? If not check out this quick introduction! A friend borrowed one of our external flashes the other week and I gave her a crash course on it. I figured other people might have the same questions so I put together the quick video above. The post Quick Introduction to External Flash appeared first on Photography Concentrate.
  • Canon Autofocus Mode Trick

    Rob Lim
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Today I want to share a trick with you that I’ve been using the increase my keeper count when taking photos of my quick moving son! When you’re shooting moving subjects it’s sometimes useful to switch your camera to a different autofocus mode. On Canon cameras you can switch to the AI Servo focusing mode. With the regular focusing mode (one shot) the camera will lock focus when you press the shutter release half way down, press the release all the way down and the camera takes the photo. This mode works really well when your subjects aren’t moving. With AI Servo the…
  • Family Self-Portraits with Oliver!

    Lauren Lim
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The past three weeks as a family of four have been fantastic. It can be chaotic for sure, and it seems like the time we spend on tasks like tidying the house or taking baths has somehow quadrupled. But getting to enjoy a newborn again, while seeing Max just love him to pieces, is filling up the days with all sorts of joy. Naturally we’ve been takings lots of photos of Ollie day to day, but we wanted to set aside time to do some family self-portraits. It actually took two mornings (one just for all that aforementioned bathing and one for the actual shoot!). But we got it done and…
  • Photo Journal: José González Live

    Rob Lim
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Recently I had the opportunity to photograph a live music show by José González. We were lucky enough to be contacted about the show by his label and when I asked for a press pass they set me up! Here’s a look at some of the shots I got, and a few things I learned along the way! First off, José’s music is incredible and if you haven’t listened to him before I highly recommend checking him out. Here are a couple songs to get you started: This is from Junip, another band José plays in. Preparing Since this was my first show with a press pass I wasn’t totally…
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  • Photo Essay: Situ Gimir, by Sari Asih

    IPA
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:36 pm
    This is a story of a fictional lake, a tribute to the lakes that have disappeared. Some of them, once centres of life, are no longer remembered.Related Posts:Photographer Spotlight: Sari Asih, IndonesiaPhoto Essay: Erratic Landscape, by Sari AsihA Certain Grace: Photography from BandungIPA Southeast Asia Showcase at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival,…20 Instagrams from Asia to Follow(Visited 58 times, 59 visits today)
  • Call For Submissions: Taiwan and Hong Kong Showcase at Angkor Photo Festival

    Kevin WY Lee
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:10 pm
    This is a call for submissions for photographers from Taiwan and Hong Kong with a body of work in documentary photography. Deadline: 28th July, 2015.Related Posts:Photo Festivals Asia Watch List 2015Asia Photo Festival Circuit Watch 2014Hong Kong Photo Book Awards – Call For SubmissionsIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Taipei Art Photo Show 2013 – Call For Submissions(Visited 391 times, 396 visits today)
  • Paris is calling. Asian Photography at PhotoQuai 2015

    Kevin WY Lee
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    Contemporary photography from Asia alongside rest of the world showcasing at the 5th Edition of PhotoQuai Biennale in September 2015. Related Posts:Choosing Chobi MelaPhotobook: Song To Durga, Minstrel Kuik, MalaysiaTaipei Art Photo Show 2013 – Call For SubmissionsCall For Applications: The new Prix Elysée Photographic…If you look at something long enough, it will sprout wings…(Visited 545 times, 546 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Rainbow Congregation, by Francis Fausto S. Tady

    IPA
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Home to at least 80 million Catholics, the Philippines is the only predominantly Christian country in Asia aside from East Timor. Yet beyond the title of a “Catholic nation” there are smaller and less known Christian communities.Related Posts:Lu Nan’s Trilogy of Men: China’s Catholicism…Photo Essay: Strange Fruit, by Jes AznarPhoto Essay: Meet the Columbans, by Aujin RewPhoto Essay: Helper Lover, by Thomas LeePhoto Essay: Re-visioning, by Christian Lam(Visited 481 times, 213 visits today)
  • Fruits of his labor, or lack thereof, by Hiroshi Yamauchi

    IPA
    21 Jun 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Meet Mr. Kaga. A 52-year old homeless man living in Kamagasaki area in south central Osaka City, or Kama for short as locals call it.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Loud Minority, by Hiroshi YamauchiPhoto Essay: Blizzard Day/Calm Sea, by Takahiro YamashitaPhoto Essay: An Old Trail, by Hiroshi YamauchiIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 10: KÜRŞAT BAYHANSpotlight: The Dying Lives of Varanasi Weavers(Visited 455 times, 77 visits today)
 
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Window In Time

    Richard Davis
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Window In Time – View through the clock at the Musee d’Orsay, Paris. View Through The Clock At The Musée d’Orsay A window in time, literally. This is a view through the clock face at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. This is the clock face located on the fifth floor in the North-East corner of the museum. The space behind the clock face in the North-West corner is a restaurant and I don’t find the…
  • Are you ready for The Big Deal coming this summer?

    Richard Davis
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.The Big Deal for photographers is just around the corner! For 11 days from June 14 through June 25 you’ll be able to get over $4,000 of photography resources for just $99! And, when you purchase the bundle you’ll be helping to raise over $200,000 for charity. Click on the banner below for more details on the bundle and how you can participate in this very special offer. The post Are you ready for The Big Deal…
  • Badwater Sunrise

    Richard Davis
    31 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Sunrise at Badwater, Death Valley “There’s a bad moon on the rise” “There’s a bad moon on the rise” rolls the lyric of the old Creedence Clearwater Revival song. No, I’m not that old but I’m not that far off either. As I write this post I’m listening to the track “Outside” by the Foo Fighters. If you saw the ‘Outside’ episode of the Sonic Highways…
  • Here Come The Lads

    Richard Davis
    30 May 2015 | 7:21 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.Here Come The Lads It’s May Madness! While people across the US are familiar with March Madness, as a parent in Texas we also get to enjoy May Madness! It’s that month when everything around the school year comes to a head. There are tests, tests, and more tests. There are performances, there are ceremonies. For me, outside of school there are dance recitals for my daughter and rock’n’roll recitals for…
  • Memorial Day

    Richard Davis
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.US Flag on the Port Bolivar Ferry What is Memorial Day? Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor all members of the US military that have died in service. Not hailing from the US, I have to say I was initially confused about the meaning of Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. In England, where I grew up, we recognized (celebrated is the wrong word) Armistice/Remembrance Day, long since relegated from November 11th to the…
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Arts on Fire 2015

    Brent Pennington
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Another of my favorite weekends of the summer has come and gone, that trademark of June where the Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces are once more shimmering in the heat of molten metal.  It’s Arts on Fire, a celebration of Scranton’s heritage and vibrant local arts culture. The highlight of the event is always the live […]
  • Dirty Girl Mud Run 2015

    Brent Pennington
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Looking back a month or so, to when the leaves were just starting to come out, and Mandy and Amanda made their annual trek through the Dirty Girl Mud Run. For those who may not be familiar, the DGMR is a 5k race that supports cancer research.  Unlike most 5ks, however, this one is for […]
  • First Friday Scranton – June

    Brent Pennington
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last week was the June First Friday here in downtown Scranton, and Mandy and I went down for a bit of a date night.  Burgers, stops in a couple of venues, and then Mandy joined the Vintage Theater Ensemble for play the role of a living mannequin in the window of the vintage pop-up shop […]
  • Portraits of Love

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

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

  • All you need is love.

    hexfire
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:11 am
    What a remarkable day in history. The Supreme Court has ruled that gay couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. In celebration of this ruling, and the landmark leap forward for equality, we want to celebrate love with all couples, especially those who have waited so long to have their commitment recognized. We would like to celebrate by giving away an engagement or anniversary photo session. Whether you’re newly engaged or have been married for years, we want to celebrate love with you.  We will randomly select one entry from all those received between today, June 26th and…
  • Nicole & Jeremy Engagement Photography

    hexfire
    30 May 2013 | 7:40 am
    We met Nicole and Jeremy on a chilly day by the waterfront in Portland for their engagement photography session. Shooting in Maine in the spring time can be a challenge to say the least. You never know what the weather will be like, and even if it is sunny out – the temperature might be below freezing. Nicole and Jeremy were great, and didn’t let the chilly air temps get to them. We had a lot of fun running around the Old Port shooting their engagement photos. Only a few on lookers were found as we shot early in the day. Working downtown can provide a lot of different options for…
  • Conner’s Debut – Newborn Photos

    hexfire
    30 May 2013 | 7:11 am
    Handsome little guy, and a soon to be Bruins fan. Mom and Dad should be very proud! Conner’s newborn photos were done on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon at his home where he could lounge and get ready for the Bruins playoff game that afternoon. Conner did a great job posing for us, and even decided to take a nap right in the middle of the session – which works out great for us to get those awesome sleepy time photos. Newborn photos of a new Bruins fan. The post Conner’s Debut – Newborn Photos appeared first on Hexfire Photography.
  • Ian & Maya – Engagement Photos

    hexfire
    14 Mar 2013 | 6:41 am
    After sliding a beautiful ring on her finger, Ian & Maya contacted Hexfire Photography to shoot their engagement photos.  Before the shoot, we sat down with this couple to pick their brains on style, photographic likes and dislikes and what the future holds for them.  A few short weeks later we found ourselves in the ocean side alleys of Portland’s Old Port photographing with them. And what a fun day it was! Engagement photo session in the Old Port! On a crisp and bright day, we met up with the couple as well as their handsome dog Miles.  Excited to start, Maya explained that…
  • Alyssa & Chris – Engagement Photos

    hexfire
    13 Mar 2013 | 11:56 am
    This engagement photo session was a lot of fun from beginning to end. We have all seen the commercials and you can even sing along to the song (…. this will be….. and everlasting love….dooo do do…).  With the popularity of online dating growing, it is hard to ignore the success rate of eharmony.com.  Christopher and Alyssa are no exception and really should consider creating their own commercial! Engagement photos in Portsmouth are always a fun! Chris and Alyssa contacted Hexfire Photography to shoot their engagement photos in Portsmouth NH; a picturesque and…
 
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, July 1, 2015 NO PEBBLE MINE #146, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #146, Pictures from Ground Zero:   Purple-tongued, and completely pigged-out on blueberries, we stumbled down to…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, June 30, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #45TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #45:  Finally somewhat ice-free, we paddled along…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift, and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, June 29, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #143HUDSON RIVER #143:   Across the @TappanZeeBridge from #Kykuit are the towns of #Nyack and #Congers. The western shoreline of the #Hudson…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, June 26,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, June 26, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #70SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
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    The Art of Photography

  • High End Art: Everything You NEVER Wanted To Know

    27 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Richard Prince recently stirred up the photography/Instagram world when he controversially modified Instagram photographs as his latest work and sold them for upward of $90k a piece. Does this blow your mind? Possibly make you angry? Well get ready. In this video I’m going to give an overview of how the high-end art market works. The art market has become very attractive to investors in recent years for a variety of reasons. According to Bloomberg, this has snowballed into a global $54 Billion industry. Who are the artists? Who are the investors? How does this work? These are some of the…
  • Contrast In Print?

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Contra.st is moving along! We got the website launched last week and so far we’ve got over 1,000 subscribers to the email list. By far, the biggest question has been – will Contra.st have a print version. The answer right now is a hard “maybe”. This last week I went ahead and made a demo issue using Blurb.com and I want to share that with you today. The quality is better than I thought, but still not up to the standard of other magazines out there such as Lenswork, Black And White, and the others. We’ll check it out in this video. This project is sponsored by http://squarespace.com…
  • What About Fine Art?

    20 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    As a followup to last week’s topic of making a career in commercial photography – this week I’ve been asked the obvious next question. What about fine art as a career for photography? This is a tough question to answer as its not unlike coming up with a strategy to be a rock star. Its near impossible if you don’t have the talent and the stomach to work for a long time. In this video I will explain.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Updates (Photography Edition)

    17 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Adobe has released the all new Creative Cloud 2015 Updates! But what's in it for photographers? Well we'll have a look in this video. First off, you need to understand feature additions. Some of them are marketable, but not extremely useful. Others are really nice, but marketers don't find them worth noting. The Adobe CC 2015 updates have both. We'll dive in and look at the big ones. Some of them quite weird. Who knew that haze was such a problem in photography? Well now you can de-haze or re-haze until your heart's content. Sponsor: Lynda.com For a free, 10 day unlimited trial, visit…
  • So You Want To Be A Photographer?

    13 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    And now for the big question. How do you find paid work as a photographer. This is the mother of all questions. Everyone who’s ever enjoyed taking pictures has probably asked this at some point. We all know that photography is a tough business. Its brutal. But its not impossible. My answer is likely not what you expect. We have to face a few harsh realities, but in the end I do want to offer some positive suggestions and I’ll do that in this video. Sponsor: This episode is sponsored by QuickBooks Self-Employed If you work for yourself, QuickBooks Self-Employed helps separate your business…
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • New Guide! Film Photography in a Digital Age

    Allen Murabayashi
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    The resurgence of interest in film photography is more than just nostalgia. There is still an ineffable quality to film.  The physical tangibility combined with a slower, more intentional process has attracted a new generation of photographer to augment the stalwarts. We love film, and we’re constantly amazed at the companies, entrepreneurs and photographers that continue to support it in its various forms. Our newest guide, Film Photography in a Digital Age, is a bit of an ode to film and the people who support and use it. Inside this guide you’ll find: Why does film persist?
  • Integrating Your Personal Style into Commercial Work: Tips from Kareem Black

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Kareem Black graduated from the School for Visual Arts in 2000 when the economy was flush, and he quickly found work for clients like The Fader, GQ, Elle Girl, Sony Music Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Featured in 2005 as one of Photo District News’ 30 Emerging Photographers, Black is now known for both his top-notch studio abilities as well has his talent for capturing the frenetic energy of New York’s party scene. This New…
  • How to Make Your Marketing Hum: Advice from Emiliano Granado

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Emiliano Granado picked up a camera in 2001 as a hobby. He was working at a New York advertising agency and didn’t like it at all, so he decided to take a class at International Center of Photography. It snowballed into a new career, and he was able to quit his job in 2005 and start freelancing as an assistant while shooting personal work. He got his first assignments in 2007. Today, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-based photographer’s portfolio…
  • Tips for Breaking into Commercial Photography

    Sarah Jacobs
    15 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    This interview is just one of many from our free, downloadable Guide: Breaking Into Commercial Photography. For more tips, download your copy today, here. Chrissy Lynn got her start in photography in 2000 shooting her friends’ bands in Washington, DC. From there, she spent several years dabbling in documentary, editorial, fine art, interiors and, well, anything else that struck her. “I’ve done everything,” she says. After some soul searching, she realized should couldn’t keep being a jack-of-all-trades. Now based in San Francisco, this sought-after photographer has found her niche…
  • Introducing the PhotoShelter Mobile App

    Rachel Reiss
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    Your business never stops moving. Whether out in the field or hustling for the next assignment, client image requests and opportunities to promote yourself don’t wait for you. And these days, the time it takes to respond can make all the difference. We get it. Professional photography is a demanding job. Success doesn’t come easy. Yet every so often, you get a rare moment to sit back and say “I just crushed it.” Today, we’re happy to announce a new tool that will help with exactly that.  Introducing the PhotoShelter mobile app! Ready now on the App Store for iOS…
 
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Untitled #178

    djn1@chromasia.com
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:08 am
    Libby and I took the kids down to the beach yesterday evening - it was the hottest day of the year so far - and while I didn't get any great shots of them, I did find this jellyfish. I suspect it was dead, but the tide was coming in and would have covered it about ten minutes later, so I'd like to think it survived. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 7.21pm on 30/6/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 55mm f/5.6 1/680 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera…
  • Masirah Island 2015 #13

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Here's another shot from my trip to Masirah Island (Oman). It's not quite as striking as some of the other shots of these fishing boats, but it does capture something of the peace and tranquility of the trip. I wish I was there now :) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 7.42am on 16/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 37mm f/8 1/300 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
  • Dawn's first light, Dubai

    djn1@chromasia.com
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    I was trawling through some of my processed images today and came across this one, shot in Dubai in 2014. I have no idea why I didn't post it at the time, so thought I'd share it now. As always, let me know what you think. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped?LatitudeLongitude 7.16am on 8/3/14 Sony SLT-A99 Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss T* 24mm f/2.8 1/8 aperture priority +0.3 evaluative 100 no RAW Camera Raw CS6 none 2x1 N25°13.378' E55°15.131'
  • Drigg pillbox

    djn1@chromasia.com
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:51 am
    This is probably the last of the shots I'll be posting from our recent trip to the Lake District: a shot of an old barn - the black building on the left - and a pillbox perched on a small sand dune on the beach at Drigg. If you're not familiar with pillboxes: in England 28,000 of these were built during the early years of World War II, to defend the coast and tidal estuaries. Several thousand still exist, but most, like this one, have seen better days. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage…
  • Whitehaven steps

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Jun 2015 | 4:26 am
    Although this looks like a fairly standard image it's another infrared shot taken with my converted X-E2. As with the previous image I posted I used the Channel Mixer to swap the blue and red channels which, in this instance, has created an image that's fairly close to the original scene. That said, I am glad I shot this with the X-E2 as the quality of light is quite different, particularly the amount of light in the darker areas of the image. I don't have any more IR images to post at the moment, but as soon as the sun comes out I'll head down to the beach and shoot some more.
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    The New Camera

  • Confirmed: No Full-frame Camera from Fuji is Coming

    admin
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Take a look at the text below said by Fuji managers / Takashi Ueno, they don’t believe that Fullframe sensor are better than APS-C Sensor camera… We gave a lot of thought to this, and reached our conclusion that APS-C is the best format for the optimum balance of body size and image quality. Higher image quality Continue reading Confirmed: No Full-frame Camera from Fuji is ComingRelated Posts:SIGMA 24-35mm F2 DG HSM ART Lens for Fullframe Camera…New Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM lens AnnouncedSamsung Announces 16-50mm Premium ‘S’ and…Voigtlander 17.5mm f/0.95…
  • Panasonic Working Next Generation of Image Processor to Support 8K

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    According to the latest reports published at Japanese News Website, Panasonic is actively working on next generation of image processor to support 8K video recording in GH series consumer camera. The 8K resolution is exactly 16 times the resolution of Full HD, every single frame of the 8K videos carry 33Megapixels resolution, to record Continue reading Panasonic Working Next Generation of Image Processor to Support 8KRelated Posts:Panasonic GH6 Coming with 8K VideoPanasonic GM1 Specification LeakedPanasonic G7 Full Specification LeakedPanasonic M4/3 Compact Camera ComingPanasonic LX8 Will…
  • Image and Full Specification of the 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lens

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    Japanese website digicame-info leaked the first images and full specification of the upcoming Nikon 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lens, take a look at the detailed specification below… DX format Lightweight Electromagnetic diaphragm Nano Crystal coating ED glass Fluorine coating VR up to four stops The pric of the lens is approx 120,000 yen (incl. tax) or around $980 (US price will probably be Continue reading Image and Full Specification of the 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR lensRelated Posts:List of Nikon Lenses Coming Soon – 500mm F4, 600mm F4,Nikon Ready to announce a new 16-80mm DX LensNikon…
  • Panasonic FZ300 Coming with 4/3 Sensor and 16X Optical Zoom

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:33 am
    According to latest wired rumors coming above the surface, the to be announced Panasonic FZ300 is rumored to feature a 4/3 sensor inside a 16X optical Zoom lens, take a look at the rumored specification Take a look at the rumored specification of the Panasonic FZ300 camera Sony 4/3 sensor. F1.8 up to 30mm, and at 200mm F Continue reading Panasonic FZ300 Coming with 4/3 Sensor and 16X Optical ZoomRelated Posts:Confirmed: Panasonic G7, GX8, FZ300 ComingPanasonic GX8 and FZ300 Coming in July 2015List of Panasonic Camera Coming in CES 2013Panasonic LX100 Specification Leaked, Coming SoonPanasonic…
  • List of Nikon Lenses Coming Soon – 500mm F4, 600mm F4, 16-80mm F2.8-4G VR

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Take a look at the list of lenses that is expected to arrive soon, we will update you soon as we get any new details about these lenses… Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4E FL ED VR Fluorite element (FL) Three ED elements Electromagnetic diaphragm Lightweight Improved AF performance during motion tracking Fluorine coating VR up to four stops Sports VR mode Nikkor AF-S 600mm f/4E FL Continue reading List of Nikon Lenses Coming Soon – 500mm F4, 600mm F4, 16-80mm F2.8-4G VRRelated Posts:Image and Full Specification of the 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR…Nikon Upgrading its High-End Lenses with…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • 2015 Britpart Call for Entries

    abhishek
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Enter pictures of Land Rovers in locations stretching from rural UK, through to vehicles in a foreign urban environment – use your imagination. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: Free Prizes:  1 x first prize: £250 cash prize, 10 copies of the calendar with the winning image on the front cover and featured inside the calendar and a large Britpart goodie hamper. 11 x second prizes: 5 copies of the calendar and a Britpart goodie hamper. The selected winning 12 photographs will be used in the 2016 Britpart calendar. The winning entries will be announced on 1st…
  • Landscapes photography contest 2015

    admin
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Landscapes photography contest 20 photographs will be selected for an exhibition that will take place at the “Blank Wall Gallery” space. All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest. You can submit individual photographs or portfolios. The fee for single images is 7 euro. Calling for submissions Landscape is one of the most beloved genres of photography. There are photographers totally dedicated to it, who travel around the world trying to shoot the most beautiful and impressive places on earth. There are breathtaking…
  • Nature Conservancy Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 7:20 pm
    The Nature Conservancy Australia, one of the world’s largest conservation organisations, is holding an Australia wide photo competition. Categories include landscape, mobile, people in nature, wildlife and urban, because nature is all around us! Supporting and judging this year’s competition is one of Australia’s most accomplished wildlife and nature photographers, Michael Snedic. This year there will also be a ‘People’s Choice award’. Entrants can get their family and friends to vote for them, to be in the running to win this category. There are over $5,000 worth of prizes to be…
  • MIFA Photography Awards 2015

    admin
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:49 pm
    MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating an ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. MIFA is an exciting photography contest, created by people who brought you the Lucie Awards and Paris Photo Prize.
  • INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON INFINITY 2015

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:33 pm
    The INTERNATIONAL PHOTO SALON INFINITY 2015 is exhibition of art photography organised by Photo club Infinity from Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The photo salon is open to amateur and professional photographers from all over the world. Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of objects via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. SECTIONS / THEMES PORTRAIT (monochrome and color) // PSA PID OPEN (color) // PSA PID OPEN (monochrome) // PSA PID TRAVEL (monochrome and color) // PSA PTD NATURE (monochrome and color) // PSA ND…
 
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Gorgeous West Coast Road home in Sooke for sale

    admin
    6 Jun 2015 | 11:14 am
    I was asked by the builders of this totally awesome and amazing west coast home which is for sale to come and shoot it as it just went onto the market. I’ve shot for these guys before and I love the style of their homes, both inside and out. All the details and lines are well thought out and this property is no exception. For more images of this home on the builders Facebook page, please click this link below. BC Coastal Homes FB Page
  • Cake Smash Session in Sooke

    admin
    20 May 2015 | 7:02 pm
    Last weekend we shot a cake smash photo series in our studio for this cute one year old.  We spent about 45 minutes in total getting all the images that we needed to capture to remember this special day! We all had a lot of fun and the studio floors were a disaster after. Job well done! These are just a few of the images that the family received, here are some of our favourites.
  • Beautiful You – Business Profile Photos

    admin
    14 May 2015 | 8:32 pm
    I was contacted by a long time, internet only, friend. One who we’ve never met before but had conversed and worked with for nearly a decade. Even through she lives only an hour away, we’ve never actually been able to meet face to face, so when she contacted me to shoot some new profile photos for her, I was stoked to finally meet the elusive Tracy. I was a little bit nervous, not sure what to expect. I mean she was always really cool online and over the phone and she has seen my work for years, but it felt like a very different than normal job. We met at a discussed location in…
  • Maternity Photo of Woman in Black and White

    admin
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:55 pm
    A couple of nights ago a friend asked me to take a few pregnancy photos of her as her due date is poking its head around the corner. This is the 3rd baby for them and the 3rd time I’ve taken their photos. However this is the first time that I was able to use my new home studio and lights. We did a bunch of images, some all on white, some on grey and some with her 2 children, but this is the one that I was trying to achieve when I asked her if I could try something. I set up my small strip light and had her face it, about 4 feet in front of her and used about 1/4 power.  Aside from…
  • 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…
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  • June Starved Rock Photoshoot

    Scott
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:58 pm
    My friend and fellow photographer Kings Cosplay set up a photoshoot at Starved Rock State Park in Utica, IL. Though we had our fair share of issues such as part of the park flooding, we did manage to get a decent amount of time to take photos. Besides getting some photography in, I enjoyed the exercise and scenic views! I brought a pretty simple camera kit. The Nikon D600 along … Continue reading →
  • Motorcycle Model Photoshoots

    Scott
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:10 pm
    I recently joined in on a two-day photoshoot Kings Cosplay had scheduled with the local model Ari Jade. The theme was race queen with most of the secondary subject being motorcycles. Here are a few highlight photos: Day one equipment: 28mm f1.8 lens Two flash with a stand, umbrella, and a 6×8″ diffuser. The first day was a bit rough photo wise. All we initially had to work with was … Continue reading →
  • Anime Central 2015 Photos

    Scott
    20 May 2015 | 4:59 pm
    I attended Anime Central 2015 on May 15th and 16th. I have a few general hallway style photos as well as quite a few from photoshoots. Photo links: Facebook Gallery Photography Banzai Gallery Here are a few highlight images from the convention: I tried to stay pretty mobile camera equipment wise as usual with conventions. I brought the Nikon D600, 50mm f1.8g, and two Yongnuo i-TTL flash with wireless triggers. … Continue reading →
  • Getting photos organized into date specific folders.

    Scott
    4 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    It’s difficult dealing with a large number of photos. Over the years I have accumulated a lot and I’ve also deleted a lot. Though I’m sure not as much as some people, right now I have around 1.25TB. Before I go into more specific details about my personal quest to get things organized and backed up to some degree, I wanted to mention the main purpose of this article. To … Continue reading →
  • RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

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

  • Projet : 1 vidéo par jour en Juillet

    Celine Manceron
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Nous sommes aujourd’hui, le 1er Juillet. C’est donc officiellement que les 2 mois d’été ont commencé. Les grandes vacances sont déjà entamées pour nos chers bacheliers, et débutent vendredi pour les autres. Cependant, il n’y a pas de raison que le Photopassion s’endorme Bien au contraire. Avec Guillaume, on vous réserve pleins de surprises pendant l’été en photo et en vidéo. La première étant ce projet un peu fou : 1 vidéo par jour pendant tout le mois de Juillet. Cette vidéo sera sur différents thèmes, photo et vidéo Ce qui m’amène…
  • Pourquoi choisir un hybride

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:52 pm
    La nouvelle Masterclass est programmée ce soir avec un thème très en vogue aujourd’hui : les hybrides. Pour être exact, le thème de la conférence sera : Pourquoi utiliser un hybride en photo ? Comme beaucoup d’entre vous, nous avons eu l’occasion de craquer pour les Hybrides. Si vous hésitez encore, c’est le moment justement de voir les avantages et les inconvénients de ces petites bêtes. Pour parler de ce thème, nous resterons ensemble pendant 1h / 1h30 environ. Pour cela, je vous donne rendez vous ce soir, le 30 Juin, à 20h, heure de Paris. Nous avons…
  • Les soldes 2015 pour les vidéastes

    Guillaume Manceron
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:43 pm
    Faire les soldes, c’est la période de l’année où il fait bon de se faire plaisir et de s’offrir un petit cadeau en ayant moins de remords. Pour ma part je suis un grand fan des boutiques en ligne pour comparer les bons prix et trouver quelques bons plans que je peux partager avec vous. Voici donc une sélection des produits que vous pouvez trouvez pendant les soldes, et qui sont en promotion ! C’est le moment justement de succomber à la tentation et de s’équiper en vue des vacances d’été ! Pour les réflex : Un reflex chez Nikon le D5300 et son 18-55mm…
  • Test du sac Light Delight Full Photo Backpack de Crumpler

    Celine Manceron
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:07 am
    Sur Autour de la Vidéo, nous avons eu l’occasion de tester le sac photo de Crumpler de la gamme Light Delight (les sacs légers) : le Full Photo Backpack. Ce sac est aujourd’hui, l’un des plus grands de la gamme proposé par Crumpler Alors, tout d’abord, qu’est ce que c’est que cette gamme Light Delight ? Il s’agit d’une série de produits composés de tissus ultra légers, mais aussi très très résistants. Idéal donc pour l’équipement photo ! Dans cette gamme, on a eu l’occasion de tester le Backpack, donc le sac à dos de…
  • Interview de Gilles Théophile

    Guillaume Manceron
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:59 am
    Avec la sortie de Lightroom 6 et LR CC, un nouveau livre aux éditions Eyrolles a vu le jour. Ce livre, il a été écrit pour notre expert français de Lightrom : Gilles Théophile. Ayant passé quelques jours à ses côtés lors du dernier salon de la Photo, on avait envie de faire plus qu’une simple critique du livre (qui est excellent au passage). On a donc profite un afterwork organise par Eyrolles chez Graine de Photographe, pour interviewer directement l’auteur du livre. On a même réussi à le garder 100% avec nous pendant 20min (il faut dire qu’il est bavard). Je…
 
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  • Sanibel Island Historic Inn Ceremony

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    30 Jun 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Sanibel Wedding Photographer sanibel wedding venues The post Sanibel Island Historic Inn Ceremony appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Wedding by the Sea

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    24 Jun 2015 | 8:08 pm
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  • Winter Haven Florida Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 May 2015 | 8:27 am
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  • Spring Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
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    The Creative's Corner

  • July Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:09 pm
    Hi All, This month is an image of a honeybee getting ready to snack on a Prickly Poppy. Head on over and get your copy at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • Lightning Photos

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Hi All, I just returned from photographing an extremely active lightning storm in Cottonwood, Arizona. It’s great to have the Monsoon season back. Have Fun, Jeff Click an image to make it larger.
  • Has Someone Stolen Your Photograph?

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Has someone stolen your photograph? Then let the ASMP know. The copyright office and congress are going to make changes to copyright law for the first time in 40 years, and the ASMP wants to be sure it favors photographers. Have Fun, Jeff http://asmp.org/copyrightreform#.VW_m1kZpGAr
  • New Ebook – How To Find Models Anywhere

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Do you think you can’t find models to photograph because: You live in a small town You’re an amateur photographer instead of a pro You can’t afford to pay a model any money Well, think again. None of these excuses is true. You can find people to model for you no matter where you live, what your skill level or your budget. How To Find Models, Anywhere is exactly what you’re looking for. In this book you will find 10 areas where you can look for models, which will give you a wide variety of models to select from for your projects. Once you find a potential model, you…
  • I’m In Shutterbug Magazine

    admin
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:59 pm
    I’m in Shutterbug Magazine. I’m one of five photographers interviewed for the “How To Sell Wildlife And Nature Photos” article by Maria Piscopo. Check it out. Have Fun, Jeff July 2015 Issue
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Photography Weather

    Michael Frye
    28 Jun 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Sunset over an alpine lake, Yosemite After a long stretch of blue skies, subtropical moisture is moving into the Sierra Nevada this week. That means clouds, thunderstorms, maybe a rainbow or two, and possibly even a chance to photograph lightning – in other words, photography weather! Here are the forecasts for Yosemite Valley and Tuolumne Meadows. This is a typical weather pattern for the Sierra in summer. We’ll get stretches of clear blue skies, then subtropical moisture will move in for a few days, a week, or sometimes even longer, triggering afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
  • Lightroom’s New Dehaze Control

    Michael Frye
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Rainbow over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View – after applying the Dehaze control Last week Adobe added an update to Lightroom CC, designated the 2015.1 release. It includes a couple of new features. The main one is a Dehaze slider, designed to reduce the appearance of atmospheric haze. It’s found in the Effects Panel of the Develop Module. I’m usually skeptical of things like this. Is it really different than adding Contrast or Clarity? Well, yes, actually. Adobe says, “The Dehaze technology is based on a physical model of how light is transmitted, and it tries to…
  • Photographic Memories

    Michael Frye
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Sunbeams in a redwood forest, northern California coast Today is the solstice, the official start of summer. It’s felt like summer for weeks here in the Sierra foothills. It’s been hot, and dry. Four (!) fires broke out near Mariposa and Oakhurst Thursday; fortunately they were all subdued quickly. All of which makes me think about how nice and cool it was in the redwood forests. Temperatures were in the 50s and 60s the whole time we were there, thanks to the perfect, natural air conditioning along the northern California coast. One of the wonderful things about photography is…
  • My Portfolio in Craft & Vision’s Photograph Magazine

    Michael Frye
    17 Jun 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Redbud reflection in the Merced River (part of the portfolio) I’m honored to have a portfolio of my images, plus an in-depth interview, included in the latest issue of Photograph digital magazine from Craft & Vision. Regular readers have probably seen most of the images in the portfolio before, but it’s nice to view them all together, and I thought the questions the interviewer asked were interesting and thought-provoking. There are three other portfolios in this issue – a fascinating and diverse collection. I enjoy looking at different kinds of photography, and especially liked…
  • Planning for Flexibility

    Michael Frye
    14 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Redwoods and rhododendrons along the northern California coast As promised, here are some more images from our time up in the redwoods. I just love this area, with all its damp, primeval moodiness. Claudia and I were there for almost two weeks, and experienced a great variety of weather, including fog, overcast, sun, clouds, and some colorful sunsets. And on the last day of the workshop we went to a beach near Trinidad during a minus tide, where we found some beautiful pools and reflections, and easy access to starfish and other tide-pool creatures. The variable weather required flexibility.
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Yuneec Officially Launches Typhoon Q500 4K Drone

    Eric Reagan
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:07 pm
    We saw the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K quadcopter teased back at NAB 2015 and now it has officially launched with units expected to start shipping over the next few days. The Typhoon Q500 4K builds off its 1080p predecessor with a new camera that shoots 4K video. It will also capture 1080p video at up to 120fps. Still images are 16MP and can be saved as JPEG or DNG RAW files – even while recording video. The built-in camera is stabilized by a 3-axis gimbal, which can be controlled remotely from the ST10+ ground station transmitter. Notably, the ST10+ ground station features a built-in…
  • Nikon Coolpix P900 Can Shoot Moon Close-ups at 2000mm

    Eric Reagan
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:33 pm
    Check out this video shot with the Nikon Coolpix P900 that gives close-up shots of the moon from here on Earth. The P900’s incredible 83x optical zoom range provides the equivalent of 24-2000mm zoom range. Additionally, the P900 allows you to get even closer with a 166x Dynamic Fine Zoom and 332x Digi Zoom for 4000mm and 8000mm equivalent zoom reach, respectively. The P900 captures 1080/60p video as well as 16MP JPEG still image files. For a $600 camera, it does quite a few things that many other more expensive models will not. [via PetaPixel] Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was…
  • 3DR IRIS+ Quadcopter Gets a $150 Price Drop

    Eric Reagan
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:07 am
    Now that 3DR’s Solo quadcopter is almost ready to ship, its predecessor, the IRIS+, is getting a price drop from $749 to $599. Prior to the announcement of the 3DR Solo back at NAB this year, the 3DR IRIS+ was the enthusiast drone that went head-to-head with the DJI Phantom line of drones. The IRIS+ has the ability to use a “Follow Me” feature when combined with a GPS-enabled Android device and the compatible Tarot-2D gimbal is a more reasonable $210 at retail. As the drone market continues to pick up, expect to see more and more advanced drones available and lower and…
  • Watch Thomas Heaton Pick His Shots in Iceland with a Midnight Sun

    Eric Reagan
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:51 am
    In this video, photographer Thomas Heaton travels around Iceland looking for just the right shot at a variety of locations. One of the unique aspects of Heaton’s video is that you feel like you are walking through the process with him as he tries to find just the right shot in just the right location. You hear him say throughout the video that it’s worth the time to walk around and see what is there rather than just arrive and start shooting. Of course, the slow fading light in Iceland helps with that process too. As he points out, you might have 10 minutes to set up and get a…
  • Photo Deals Roundup – June 29, 2015

    Eric Reagan
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Here’s the latest roundup on camera and photo gear deals this week. Cameras Canon 7D Mark II bundled w/ Shure Lenshopper Mic for $1,499 (reg. $1,799) (link) Canon 7D Mark II for $1,199 (reg. $1,799) (link) Fuji FinePix XP80 waterproof camera for $159 (reg. $229) (link) Nikon D3200 kit w/ 18-55mm lens for $349.95 (reg. $526.95) (link) Nikon D750 for $1,579.99 (reg. $2299.99) (link) Nikon D750 bundled w/ Shure Lenshopper Mic for $1,996.95 (reg. $2,296.95) (link) Nikon D7200 kit w/ 18-55mm lens for $929.99 (reg. $1,199 for body only) (link) Olympus OM-D E-M1 for $999 (reg. $1,299) (link)…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Politics in Pictures: Chris Christie

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:44 am
    Newmarket, New Hampshire, United States: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigns with his wife Mary Pat at Rockingham County GOP Happy Hour town hall style discussion at the Stone Church. Keiko Hiromi/Polaris/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: polspphotos133134 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has officially entered the Presidential campaign race for 2016. While it was always expected that Christie would run for president, this announcement hasn’t had quite the power everyone expected after Christie won over the nation back in 2012 when the New Jersey shore was devastated by…
  • Just for Smiles: Barbecues

    Ty Cobb
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Multi-generation family enjoying Fourth of July barbecue. Jose Luis Pelaez Inc Blend Images/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: birfphotos104712 With the Fourth of July just around the corner, many Americans are getting excited for the fireworks – but of course in summer it’s a long wait for the night to take hold. The long day does give revelers the opportunity to put some fire to work throughout the day in the form of barbecues. A good barbecue is sure to put smiles on everyone’s face as the time flies by until sunset.   Throughout the years styles of barbecue have…
  • Guest Blog: Civilian Hardship in Donetsk

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    Residents walk past a damaged house after Ukranian army shelling downtown of Khartsyzk (24km from Donetsk), Ukraine, 18 August 2014. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said 18 August that a political settlement of the conflict in Ukraine was possible only if the government in Kiev halted its military campaign against separatist rebels in the east. SERGEI ILNITSKY/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive322702 Editor’s Note: Today for our featured guest post, we are highlighting an account from epa photographer Sergei Ilnitsky, about the unrest in Donetsk, Ukraine.
  • Pictures of the Week: College Sports on Icon Sportswire

    Ty Cobb
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:02 pm
    Kentucky forward Karl-Anthony Towns (12) shoots the ball during the college basketball game between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Kentucky Wildcats on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, In. Adam Creech/Icon Sportswire DDZ. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotosfour185891 Sports is always about the next man up and summer is a prime example of that despite the fact that few actual games are taking place. Those next players have to come from some where and that’s the leagues’ respective drafts. So this week we’re going to take a look at some of the fresh faces coming out…
  • Hot Topics: Taylor Swift, Tsarnaev, and the Confederate Flag

    Olivia Morley
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:39 pm
    US singer Taylor Swift performs on stage in Cologne, Germany, 19 June 2015. Jan Knoff/dpa/picture-alliance/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpaphotostwo379537 This week, Taylor Swift penned an open letter to Apple, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and southern politicians have demanded that the Confederate flag be taken down. See pictures related to these stories and more, then head back to Newscom where you can always find more images of this weeks’ Hot Topics. US�singer Taylor Swift on stage at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne,…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • A few thoughts on Adobe Stock

    pmelcher
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Jon Oringer of Shutterstock said it well: barrier of entry in  stock photography licensing  today is very low (actually getting lower), barrier to scalability is very high and getting higher. In... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Why we take pictures

    pmelcher
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:07 am
    To understand the role of photography today, we have to understand why we take pictures. We automatically tend to associate picture-taking as an addition to our memory function since a lot of our... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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  • Shutterstock Updates Contributor Terms of Service

    Lee Torrens
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:39 am
    Shutterstock has announced some changes to their contributor Terms of Service, with the changes detailed on their contributor blog. Here’s the highlights: Lower Payout Threshold The new minimum balance to withdraw royalties (and referral commissions) is $35, down from $75.  This means newer and smaller contributors can receive payments more regularly, and will reduce the royalty debt that Shutterstock carries on the books....
  • Dreamstime Next with Monthly Subscription Limits

    Lee Torrens
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Dreamstime issued a press release today announcing the lifting of the daily download limits on their subscription plans. This follows Shutterstock doing the same thing at the end of March this year, and iStock doing it in April of last year when they introduced their first ‘real’ subscription (not a subscription-of-credits).  PantherMedia was actually the innovator of this model, introducing it...
  • Getty Announces Deal With Fiverr

    Lee Torrens
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Today Getty Images announced a new partnership with crowdsourced digital creative services company Fiverr, where all services cost $5. The Details This deal will enable Fiverr users – both buyers and sellers – to use a selection of images from Getty Images and iStock’s Signature collections in the creation of creative designs. The stock images will be available on Fiverr’s website...
  • Picsbuffet – Images Arranged by Similarity on a Zoomable 2D Map

    Lee Torrens
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:30 am
    Picsbuffet is the latest work of Dr. Kai Barthel of HTW Berlin and Chief Visionary Officer (get it?) of Pixolution, a company providing technology and research around visual search solutions in the stock photo industry, and others. It is a “Google Maps style” image search platform for stock photos, utilising Pixolution’s visual search technologies to show a 2D ‘map’ of images arranged by relevance – a fused...
  • Search Experts Slap Down Getty’s Attack on Google

    Lee Torrens
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Last week, Getty Images announced that they’ve been granted status as an ‘interested party’ in the EU’s antitrust investigation against Google.  They blame Google Image Search for what they think is damage to their sales and website traffic. An article on The SEM Post goes into impressive detail explaining how Getty’s complaints are unfounded, and how Getty is itself to blame...
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  • Little House on The …

    Moose
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website I’ve gone past this house on the ridge for decade […] The post Little House on The … appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down.

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:18 am
    Today’s episode tries to answer the question on how far you should stop down your bright prime lens and 10 years ago, Chris’ life went through a fundamental transformationl That’s when Apple introduced Podcasting on iTunes, opening up a massive opportunity for tens of thousands of people. Today Podcasting is seeing another surge and Chris … Continue reading tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down. The post tfttf687 – To Stop Or Not To Stop. Down. appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf686 – In the Louvre

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Jun 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Chris talks about his recent travels to northern India, Sikkim, West Bengal and Kathmandu, Nepal. After a bumpy start, his photography tour took him to wonderful places. He visited tea plantations to see tea pluckers at work, he got to experience the culture and people of this wonderful part of the world and he learned … Continue reading tfttf686 – In the Louvre The post tfttf686 – In the Louvre appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Nepal Is Safe After The Quake

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
    It is now over a month after the big Nepal earthquake and I have just returned from two days in Kathmandu. Let me get this straight right away: whatever you think the current situation in Nepal is, you are probably wrong. Nepal is not one big pile of rubble. Rather the opposite. The country is … Continue reading Nepal Is Safe After The Quake The post Nepal Is Safe After The Quake appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf685 – The Kids Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Stuart has a question on compression. And he doesn’t mean JPG compression, but the visual compression that you get when using a telephoto lens. Is it really the focal length that does it? Or the angle of view? Or maybe the distance between the camera and the subject? Chris explores some of these thoughts. Special … Continue reading tfttf685 – The Kids Episode The post tfttf685 – The Kids Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • People of the Himalayas Fundraiser: $15,000 And Counting

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:31 am
    Thanks to you, the most amazing community on the planet, we have now been able to collect $15,000 through our People of the Himalayas photo book fundraiser. Here is a note that I received from the President of the Maya Sherpa Project, one of the organizations we have given funds to: “Namaste Chris! Thank you … Continue reading People of the Himalayas Fundraiser: $15,000 And Counting The post People of the Himalayas Fundraiser: $15,000 And Counting appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens– Can it compete with Sony and Fujifilm? (PART II of II)

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:46 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II In the first part of my review entitled, Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens–Crazy Sharp with Vibrant Colors, I couldn’t help but share my excitement for what this camera does well. Make no mistake that it takes great pictures in good light and the 12-40mm lens is sure to please even the most picky users. In the hands this camera feels like it should be held by someone driving a Rolls Royce and wearing a made to measure Gucci suit – it screams quality. When you dig deep into the features you start noticing cool things like shutter speeds…
  • REVIEW: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO Lens–Crazy Sharp with Vibrant Colors (PART I of II)

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:21 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera I enjoyed the images I got with the original Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark I, so I was looking forward to doing the testing for this review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Like its predecessor, it is an extremely well built camera that now features a wealth of upgrades. Some of the big improvements include: 1/8000 support (vs 1/4000 max previously) Improved processor Auto Image Stabilization (can be disabled) 10 fps (vs 9) although the burst mode is now limited to 10 RAW (vs 17 previously) More customizable buttons Significantly…
  • Think Tank Photo Product Reviews and Special Offer Details

    29 Jun 2015 | 1:25 am
    *** NOW WITH FREE FEDEX GROUND SHIPPING *** From very early on this blog has been a big supporter of Think Tank Photo bags because I believe them to be the best bags on the market – PERIOD! However, there’s still plenty of people who believe that competitors bags are just as good, so I’m pleased to point to you some great whitepapers available on the ThinkTankPhoto site that might assist you in your purchase decision: Fear for Your Gear While Running Through the Airport Top Six Points When Choosing A Roller How Modular Belt Systems can Alleviate Bodily Aches and Pains Active Shooting…
  • REVIEW: Darling by Jerry Ghionis

    24 Jun 2015 | 1:10 am
    Darling by Jerry Ghionis Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of photo books that celebrate the work of photographers. However, I saw this book at WPPI in Las Vegas this past March and it drew me in. At 16 x 10 x 2 in and weighing in at 5 lbs, this is a substantial book with high quality prints that are often both mesmerizing and inspiring. Darling celebrates the work of master photographer Jerry Ghionis Simply put, if you are going to do a portfolio book this is a good example of how it should be done. What’s more, this is a book that will hook you with the images and I think inspire you…
  • Imagenomic Noiseware & Portraiture Advanced Techniques Video Tutorial

    19 Jun 2015 | 3:07 am
    ISO 6400 Edited Image (Click for Full Size)Original Full Size –> Click here Here’s a video where I demonstrate some of the more advanced techniques of the Noiseware user interface: View Full Screen for 1080p here or on YouTube Page down for more articles about these products and special discount offer. Conclusion Noiseware has been my favorite noise reduction software ever since it won my noise reduction roundup in March 2009. I use it all the time, but a little less so these days as cameras are getting to be so good and sensor level noise reduction.  Portraiture is the only…
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  • Surfer Girl

    Pamela Viola
    20 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
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    11 Jun 2015 | 7:41 am
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  • Hermione

    Pamela Viola
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    Docked this morning in Old Town Alexandria, VA.A replica of the French Navy frigate famousfor ferrying General Lafayette across the Atlantic in 1780.© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Gothic Portal

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    2 Jun 2015 | 4:21 pm
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  • Hillyer Art Space - Big Event Tomorrow - Thursday 5.28.2015

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    27 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
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  • On the Saddle Week 3

    KerryG
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Its been three weeks since I started riding again and it has been a bit of a struggle for sure. The altitude has really added to the challenge but my weight has probably been the biggest factor. Just imagine being in shape and riding and huffing around a pack with around 85 pounds in it. […]
  • Back on the saddle – 2 weeks in

    KerryG
    21 Jun 2015 | 3:58 pm
      My first week on the bike got me a total of 8 miles between two days. That was a little disappointing but week two has been much better. This week I clocked in 27.4 miles with 1,335′ of elevation climbs. Today closed out the week with my buddy Kyle taking me on an off-road […]
  • The Highs and Lows of Biking at Altitude

    KerryG
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:13 pm
    A few months before I moved away from southern California I bought an Infiniti G35. That car was a real beast, I could powerbrake and spin the tires at will. When the car arrived here in Colorado, you would swear someone had swapped the engine out with something from a MoPed. At 6,700 feet, my […]
  • Its Just Like Riding a Bicycle

    KerryG
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Well…I’m 50, out of shape, and way overweight. I’ve lived in Colorado for two years and haven’t done anything to exercise. Shortly before we moved, my last bike was stolen and I have been wanting to start riding again. A little over 15 years ago I was in the best shape of my life, as […]
  • Colorado Adventures Website

    KerryG
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:22 am
    As we have been adding more and more content to our Colorado Adventures, and have many more planned this year, I figured it was best that they have their own home. The new home for the articles about what we do around Colorado, please visit http://coloradoadventures.tips. There you will find pictures and videos from all […]
 
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  • Heart of Flower

    david
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    iPhone photo - Ocean Beach, California - July 1, 2012 I shot this in 2012. For some reason it, caught my attention this morning and I decided to post it as MyDailyPhotograph. Do you know what kind of flower this is? Please tell me.
  • Bee There Again?

    david
    1 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Haddonfield, New Jersey - July 1, 2008 As most of you familiar with my work know, flowers are one of my favorite subjects. When you photograph as many flowers as I do, you always are looking for a different perspective to make the image unique. Although, I must say that flowers are like snowflakes, no two are identical, or so they say…So, adding another element, such as an insect, can add more “life” to the composition. It helps that I also like bugs as photo subjects. You have to get up close and personal with these guys to get the best shots. I have a special lens for the…
  • Cherry Hill Green

    david
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey - July 1, 2008
  • A Single Pine Cone

    david
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:59 am
    San Diego, California - July 1, 2009
  • Watching the Waves

    david
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:01 am
    La Jolla, California - June 30, 2009 With hot Summer temperatures today, time for another cooling-off picture. I love to watch the waves, especially the Pacific Ocean…
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  • What’s It Like to Be a Storm Photographer?

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    18 Jun 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Peak tornado season may be winding down, but there should still be plenty of opportunities for storm chasing photographers to get the perfect shot over the coming months. Here’s some new stories and videos, with advice direct from the experts, on how to capture nature’s destructive beauty from those who do it every day! The Daily Mail profiles a photographer from the UK who quit his job to chase storms in Australia. Popular Photography interviews Mitch Dobrowner about the equipment he uses to take dramatic storm photos. The Ultimate PhotoGuide shares tips every storm photographer…
  • Talking with Jeff Edwards

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    10 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    Meet Jeff Edwards of Scholastic Reflections and Jeff Edwards Studio. In this interview, Jeff answers questions about the school photography business and trends he sees in the future. Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” Newsletter – June 2015

    Forum Admin
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    JUNE 2015 – Happy Summer! For many of you with children, this is a chance to regroup and spend a little more time together and relax a bit. Or is it super busy with weddings, seniors, family portraits and getting ready for the busy fall season? It is also a great time to follow up with clients from your spring sessions to see if they would like to order any additional products using their images. Look for some great specials coming soon as we will be featuring our popular 12 Days of Christmas special during the month of July. Speaking of specials, we are currently showcasing our…
  • Shutterfest 2015 Photography Contest

    Forum Admin
    26 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Four weeks ago I attended Sal Cincotta’s Shutterfest photography convention in St. Louis, Missouri. I was there to teach three different workshops to students from all around the world. This was only the second year Shutterfest has been held and they had 2,000 photographers show up for it. It was truly an awesome experience with a high-energy vibe that would not quit. Photographers and models were shooting non-stop around the Union Station Hotel – where the event was held. There were fashion shoots in the hallways, studio lights set up in the lobby and teams of shooters outside…
  • 15 Fictional Photographers that Can Help Inspire Your Work

    Forum Admin
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    There are countless books and documentaries about “how to” become a great photographer. Works that inspire us and help us to excel at our craft. Don’t discount the impact of fiction on the profession though. For every one person inspired by Ansel Adams, another has caught the photography bug from reading about Jimmy Olson and his adventures with Superman. Just because they aren’t real, doesn’t mean fictional photographers can’t teach us a thing or two about taking great photographs. Austin Powers Does any character capture the pure passion and exuberance that being a professional…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Last Night of the Frühlingsfest

    18 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    On the last evening of the Frühlingsfest in Bad Cannstatt there are always fireworks to mark the end of three weeks of revelry. After the smoke has cleared, there are 45 minutes left for a last drink, a last ride, a last kiss. Hoping to capture all this, I first took my gear to the river and waited. My idea was to capture the fireworks in the reflection of the river, which was nice and calm that evening. I had both my Sony A7 and RX100 with me. I set up everything and made sure I knew where everything was in case I had to leave my hiding place in the dark. It was already 9:45…
  • Still life

    17 Jun 2015 | 11:29 am
    Recently my wife and three children went to visit Oma for a long weekend. I had to stay home and prepare for a wedding I was going to photograph. After they finished waving sayonara through the sunroof of our receding Renault, I re-entered our house and discovered that I already missed its other occupants. I sat down at the piano and played for an hour - uninterrupted - and then made myself a nice meal, enjoying it at my pace and to the strains of my music.There were no proverbial fires to put out, nor were there any time constraints on me for the next three days. I was looking forward to…
  • Exhibition in Bad Cannstatt

    18 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    The German & American Artist Group invites you to its next exhibition, which opens on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 pm. The show is at the historical town hall in Bad Cannstatt (Marktplatz 2, 70372 Stuttgart) and runs through June 9.Here are the pictures I'll be showing. They are from a series of pictures taken from the ground up, looking at nature as an ant might.Poppies and Corn Flowers (60 x 60 cm on canvas)Mainau (60 x 80 cm on canvas)Strawberries (60 x 60 cm on canvas)
  • Using a fish-eye lens for events

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

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

  • Forgotten II, Homewood Cemetery

    Howard G
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    This is another in my series of local cemetery images.  It is not too different from another image I posted from the same location.  This one, however, seems to make a 'stronger' statement to me.  The apparent slow engulfment of the stone seems to say that no matter what man may do, nature ultimately reclaims all. Forgotten II, Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA    © Howard Grill Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by EmailPermalink
  • Quick Quotes: Robert Doisneau

    Howard G
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:08 am
    "If I knew how to take a good photograph I'd do it every time"Robert DosineauI love the wry and only semi-sarcastic humor in this quote!Doisneau was a French photographer who died in 1994 and is most noted for his Parisian street photography. His most known photograph was made in 1950 - "Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)" - seen below. Robert Doisneau's "The Kiss"    © Robert Doisneau There is a bit of an interesting story associated with this image.  Rather than rewrite it, I will quote from Wikipedia:"In  1950 Doisneau created his most…
  • "Our Daughter", Homewood Cemetery

    Howard G
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:18 am
    This photograph brought into my head a line from, title of, and album name from Rod Stewart......"Every picture tells a story, don't it.....".  That's what enticed me to make this photograph in Homewood Cemetery. There is a story here.  The age of the daughter.  The placement in front of what I presume are the parents graves.  The years they all passed.  It may be a sad story. It may be a story we will never know. "Our Daughter", Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA    © Howard Grill Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Mausoleum Engraving

    Howard G
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:23 am
    As I have posted before, I have recently started to make photographs in some nearby cemeteries.  There are all sorts of interesting images, textures, shapes, and stories to be found. I am intrigued by the mausoleums and last posted an image of one of the mausoleum doors.  Here, a design engraved into the concrete of the chamber is what drew my attention.  Mausoleum Engravings     © Howard Grill  Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Mosaic Abstract, Piazza Lavoro

    Howard G
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:41 am
    A few weeks ago I had posted an image from my mural series, taken from a portion of Pittsburgh's Piazza Lavoro mural by Ned Smyth.  I had the opportunity to visit that location again recently and became fixated on another aspect of the mural; something I hadn't seen before.  It is interesting how at times one's mind sees one thing and on other occasions at the same location it sees things which are totally different.On this occasion, rather than seeing 'stand alone' portions of the mural (as in my prior post), I kept seeing very small segments which made abstract patterns and lines.
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Portugal | Portugal Wedding Photographer Fábio and Maria Azanha

    ispwp
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Maria & Fábio Azanha, Portugal Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: http://www.casadomarques.pt/en/estufa-fria.html Wedding Date: June 21, 2014 Client Names: Chiara & Vitor Real Wedding Description When you have the most gorgeous wedding setting filled to the hem with flowers and plants, you know that nothing can go wrong. Chiara and Vitor tied the knot at a Lisbon Greenhouse, surrounded with family and friends, where Chiara´s daughter had held the honour and duty of being a flowergirl, which she completed wonderfully. The beautiful event was…
  • Real Wedding | Tuscany, Italy | Tuscany Wedding Photographer Andrea Corsi

    ispwp
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Andrea Corsi, Tuscany, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony & Reception Location: Relais Badia di Campoleone Wedding Planner: Elia Moretti , Super Tuscan Wedding Planners Wedding Date: June 09, 2014 Client Names: Andrea & Seth Real Wedding Description Andrea and Seth’s wedding will always have a special place in my heart. I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot many same-sex weddings in Italy, as it’s more complicated than in other countries. I was completely at ease with them from minute one, and the breathtaking frame of Badia a Campoleone did…
  • Real Wedding | Hamburg, Germany | Hamburg Wedding Photographer Torben Röhricht

    ispwp
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Torben Röhricht, Hamburg, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: http://www.bhbev.de & http://www.eichenhof-helmste.de Other Wedding Vendors: http://www.freie-trauung-stade.de Wedding Date: May 24, 2015 Client Names: Nancy & Oliver Real Wedding Description On may 24th 2015, we were allowed to accompany a self made country house-style wedding. Nancy and Oliver had a free wedding ceremony in traditional German country house-style surroundings. So a very evocative reportage has emerged. The ceremony was on the country site close to…
  • Real Wedding | Sydney, Australia | Sydney Wedding Photographer Elvira Azimova

    ispwp
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Elvira Azimova, Sydney, Australia Wedding Photographer Ceremony & Reception Location: Curzon Hall Fireworks: Fireworks by the guys from All Occasions Pyrotechnics Wedding Date: March 15, 2015 Client Names: Dariya & Alex Real Wedding Description Dariya and Alex’s Wedding in Sydney, Australia is the standard of elegance and beauty for me. Organized in nearly a year elegant celebration held at a high level due to well-functioning team of professionals engaged in the organization of the celebration. I came to this wedding special by invitation from Moscow as…
  • Real Wedding | Musket Ridge Golf Course, Maryland | Musket Ridge Golf Course Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Musket Ridge Golf Course Wedding Photographer Ceremony & Reception Location: Musket Ridge Golf Course Wedding Date: May 09, 2015 Client Names: Heather & Greg Real Wedding Description Heather and Greg had both their ceremony and reception at Musket Ridge Golf, a lovely venue outside of Frederick, Maryland. The day started with some getting ready photos of Heather with her girls, while my wife and second shooter Karen photographed Greg and the guys. After that, a few quick portraits and on the ceremony. The ceremony site is a flat grass area behind…
 
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • In the Spotlight: Boston based Photographer Matthew Ireland

    Pixpa
    23 Jun 2015 | 12:58 am
    For Boston based photographer Matthew Ireland, the journey in photography has been full of colors. He began his career in photography after he started shooting jazz and hip hop shows. His contribution to a Boston focused blog further ignited his interest in photography. He currently pursues a range of genres like nature, landscape, wildlife and architectural photography. He is also an active contributor of Getty Images. View his portfolio at Mattewiphoto.com. Matthew Ireland Photography 1. When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer? I loved taking photographs as a kid with…
  • In the Spotlight – Fashion Designer Shruti Singla

    Pixpa
    15 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Shruti Singla is Chandigarh based fashion designer. After graduating from NIFT university in 2011, Shruti begun her journey as a designer and there was no looking back since. She specializes mainly in trousseau and custom made garments. The look she creates is elaborate, with loads of fusion from the West in terms of cuts, fits and trims. Her signature style includes playing with a number of color pallets. The brand, “Shruti S” that she has created is synonymous to highly luxurious Indian couture and culture. Read on to know more about her journey. View website   Shruti S…
  • Welcome Aboard – April Edition

    Pixpa
    8 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    A set of good clicks, a dash of creativity and a creative Muse are the sure essentials for an ideal portfolio. Your portfolio is a reflection of your professional personality with your personal touch. Here’re our top customers from last month who certainly prove that creativity has no bounds. Have a look at these beautiful portfolio websites created using Pixpa.   Name: Pramod Saha Pramod Saha Photography Pixpa site: http://www.pramodsaha.com/ On the Map: Balasore, India What we loved about Pramod: Colourful, Ecstatic and Captivating. Pramod’s photographs just seize the right…
  • In the Spotlight: Canada based Photographer Marcel Dee

    Pixpa
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Marcel Dee is a young photographer based out of Canada. Marcel studied Creative Photography from Humber College in Toronto, and graduated in 2010. He mostly shot portraits and fashion there. Photography has been a passion for Marcel since childhood, which is reflected in his awe-inspiring shots. Apart from photography, Marcel has a strong inclination towards technology as well. He talks about his work and portfolio in a recent klatsch with us. Check out his complete portfolio at Marceldeephotography.com. Marcel Dee Photography 1. You started photographing your family since you were six. Tell…
  • Honing your Pixpa Website for Local SEO

    Pixpa
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Even after having a creatively designed portfolio website, your business may not have caught a spark in the real world. There are as the old saying goes, many a slip twixt the cup and lip. And one of the most common slip, which many small business owners tend to ignore is that of SEO. In the current Information age, when browsing on the the internet is at a lightning speed,  ranking high on search engines is not merely a best practice but an imperative enterprise! For a small business, it is primary to rank highly in local searches. Here’re the quick tips to make your business a star in…
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    Sixtyone North - Alaska Photography

  • Are Garcinia Cambogia Supplements Really Effective For Weight Loss?

    admin
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Today Garcinia Cambodia supplements are considered as the most controversial supplements as some of the people use them as an effective tool for suppressing appetite and losing weight whereas others deny their effect for encouraging weight loss and suppressing appetite. So in order to know the truth about the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia on weight loss you should know some scientifically proved truths about this unique fruit of tropical plants. Introduction to Garcinia Cambogia Garcinia Cambogia is the scientific name of the species of a tropical plant known as Garcinia gummi-gutta or…
  • Benefits of Using Garcinia Cambogia for Weight Loss

    admin
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Though Garcinia Cambogia is considered as the best ingredient used for weight loss but many nutrition experts are of the view that it also has a number of other health benefits for its users. In fact Garcinia Cambogia is a small sour fruit of a tropical tree cultivated in Asian and African countries for culinary purposes. But its extract was used for making medicines of various health problems including digestive problems, weight loss, stomach ulcers etc. since long. According to health experts along with weight loss Garcinia Cambogia has several other health benefits for its users, as stated…
  • Choosing the Best Garcinia Cambogia Supplement

    admin
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The biggest challenge faced by the people concerned about their overweight is not how to lose weight but how to get the best products for this purpose by avoiding scams that can worsen their problem. Most of the people worried about their overweight problem usually emotionally commit to lose their weight though they know it is not easy to achieve. Though they know that they have to be cautious about everything in their lifestyle including physical activities and eating habits to lose their weight but whenever they hear about a miraculous product that can make it easier for hem they…
  • Burn Belly Fat Quicker With Forskolin Extract

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Do you have an excess of belly fat that you desperately wish you could get rid of? Maybe your belly fat is due to too much stress in your life, causing cortisol to be released and resulting in a middle that is less toned than you’d like it to be. Maybe you haven’t worked out in a while and your diet is lacking. Or maybe you just naturally seem to have more belly fat than is ideal for you. Whatever the reason, many people are looking for something that can help them to cut that belly fat back and have a midriff that they absolutely love. The solution may be in supplements that are…
  • Comparing Forskolin with Garcinia Cambogia

    admin
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Recently you may have tried hard to get the best supplement to assist you in reducing your weight. One of the supplements that you may have encountered is Garcinia cambogia extract, which is among the most popular supplements in the world. The other supplement which its usage is highly growing all over the world is forskolin. The two supplements are natural and come from naturally growing plants. The supplements have a few known side effects and any healthy person can adopt their usage. Some of the benefits associated with their usage either individually or as a combination include the…
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Adorable Bear Cubs

    Ron Niebrugge
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:58 am
    Second summer bear cubs, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Back for one night after another wonderful bear tour!  These two cute cubs were from early the first morning – I have lots to share, but off to Prince William Sound.
  • Bears, Glaciers and More

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:47 am
    Brown Bear from last June’s Bear Trip. I’m off this morning to lead another Alaska Bear photo Tour!  Seeing new and old friends, and being close to big, beautiful brown bears always makes this one of the highlights on my summer!  When I’m done with the bear trip, I’m off the Prince William Sound to guide a trip on the Discovery, then make a quick trip to Juneau, so I might not have a chance to post much until early July – but then hopefully I’ll have a lot to share!!
  • Muskox Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Muskox, Alaska Arctic. A muskox in the Alaska Arctic – see, I did photograph more than just birds while up there!
  • Pacific Loon

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Jun 2015 | 11:55 am
    Pacific Loon A Pacific Loon from my trip to the Arctic.  I have seen these guys in the past, but have never had an opportunity to photograph them – another really beautiful animal!
  • Spectacled-Eider

    Ron Niebrugge
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:57 am
    Spectacled Eider. Spectacled Eider – another beautiful new bird for me from last weeks trip to the Arctic.
 
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    Nuwomb Creative

  • Gifture is the New Instagram

    Scott Webb
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion. Hurray, Instagram made a bunch of coin for it’s awesomeness! NUWOMB is still one of Instagram’s biggest fans, but there is a new app on the block that’s got an added element of fun: Gifture. Gifture: Animate the Everyday There has been a rise of animated gifs of late and Gifture app has been a long time in development. I started to wonder if we’d ever see Gifture in the wild.  Huh? Designer for the app, James McDonald had been showing teasers of the app development via Dribbble. It was a long time in the making.  Now that the app is live,…
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  • Windows is Now a Viable Alternative For Creative Professionals

    Colby Brown
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to working in the creative world, there is no doubt that many creative professionals (graphic designers, illustrators and even photographers) have historically preferred OSX and the Apple eco-system that it has built around its products. With a relatively sleek UI, strong customer service history and the slogan “it just works”, it is not surprising that many creatives sided with Macs for so many years. Photo Copyright www.cnet.com But things have been changing and for the first time in a long time, a lot of people are starting to once again get excited with what…
  • Sony Officially Announces the a7rII Full Frame 42mp Mirrorless Camera

    Colby Brown
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:46 am
    Today Sony officially announce the new Full Frame 42mp a7rII mirrorless camera. It is the successor to the wildly popular Sony a7r, that had a 36mp sensor. While the a7r was incredibly well received by photo community (especially landscape and travel photographers), it wasn’t a perfect camera. It didn’t have the best AF system in the world (mirrorless or DSLR), was prone to some shutter shake with longer telephoto lenses and had some auto bracketing limitations that were eventually fixed with later additions to the Sony a7 line of mirrorless cameras, such as the a7s and a7II. This…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Christmas Island

    Colby Brown
    6 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    As a professional travel photographer, there is no shortage of incredible locations around the world that I am fortunate to get the opportunity to explore and experience first hand. From climbing mountain peaks in the Himalayas to swimming with sharks in the Galapagos to watching active volcanoes in Iceland. However, for the longest time the remote and wild island paradise of Christmas Island had been on my bucket list. Why? Let’s just say that if Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands had a baby….the result would be Christmas Island. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Sunrise over the…
  • Gear Review: A Photographer’s Take on The LG G4

    Colby Brown
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, there is no shortage of options. Between IOS, Android and Windows Phone you literally have hundreds of phones to pick from at any given point in time. However when it comes to quality mobile phone photography and the cameras inside these devices, there really are only a few companies to look at if you want to capture quality images. While the iPhone has been the benchmark for mobile photography for years and Nokia came out with the 41 MP beast of a camera in the Nokia 1020 for Windows Phone a few years ago, it has been Android that I have…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a6000

    Colby Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    With the digital mirrorless revolution is in full swing with the photo industry, many photographers (pros and aspiring photographers alike) are moving away from their bulky and heavy DSLR bodies and lenses. While many people were interested in the thought of going mirrorless when it first hit the scene a few years ago, the truth was that mirrorless technology couldn’t compete with the offerings of a DSLR at the time. Fast forward to today, and things are much different story. Sony a6000 in use in Iceland Now days many mirrorless cameras not only match DSLRs in terms of image quality…
 
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Helpful Items in My Photography Bag

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Here are 13 mostly ordinary items I find helpful in my travels. None of these are very expensive, but all serve a specific, and important purpose.   Tiny LED Flashlight - for working in the darkGaffer tape - taping wires down, marking spots, emergency fixesSmall screwdriver - to tighten any loose screwsRubber bands/Twist ties - to clean up and organize wiresMicrofiber cloths - to keep your lens cleanHotel Shower cap - for rain protectionAllen key - for securing quick release tripod platesBusiness Cards - for unexpected marketing opportunitiesPen and paper - to leave a note…
  • Photographing Butterflies with the Olympus 40-150mm f2.8

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
    The macro capabilities of the Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 are eye-opening. Coupled with the OMD EM1, I was able to capture sharp, colorful butterfly images at the Sweetbriar Nature Center. BTW, if you haven't been here, they do amazing work to care for and rehabilitate wildlife. Sue volunteered there for a while and the people who run it do an outstanding job. Places like this deserve your support. Like most places on Long Island, it gets a bit crowded on the weekends but I was there on a quiet Friday, which allowed me to really take my time and carefully compose each…
  • Chilling on a Sunday Afternoon

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:53 am
  • Out for a Walk in the Park

    Chris Corradino
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:50 am
  • Light and Shades

    Chris Corradino
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:54 pm
    I entered this dark passageway where the sun was peaking through just enough to illuminate faces while everything else fell into heavy shadow. I stood there for a while...waiting, watching, and hoping a compelling subject would appear. 
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  • Top June Posts on theLoop

    30 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    By Chris HomerWe hope you've been enjoying success throughout June. Check out these top conversations on theLoop and join in! You never know what you might learn, or who your advice can help!Advice on Marketing at a FestivalHave you ever exhibited your work at a summer festival? If you have, share your advice in this thread. If you're thinking about selling your work at a festival, there's lots of good advice to consider as well!A Client Wants to Make Me Sign a ContractOne member brought an interesting problem to theLoop in June. A client asked him to sign a contract guaranteeing that images…
  • How to Get Published, Business and Studio Building Advice and Competition Inspiration: Our 10 Favorite Blog Posts from June 22-26

    26 Jun 2015 | 7:54 am
    By John OwensGreetings photography community! Hope you've all had a wonderful start to summer. To cap things off, here are our favorite 10 blog posts from the week. Dig in! 1. Have or Want To Open Your Own Studio? Read This STUDIO ADVICE: This post from Million Dollar Photographer shares common pitfalls that you'll want to avoid if you have or are considering opening your own studio. Author Bradford Rowley offers 9 things to keep out of your studio space. Take a look around and see if they apply to you! 2. Why Compete? Photographers Weigh In BE MORE INVOLVED: First, some good news: The…
  • Image Critique: Woodland Faces

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    By Megan MitchellHave you been on the fence about entering PPA's International Photographic Competition (IPC)? If you're simply not entering because you are afraid of not scoring well enough, you might be missing a huge learning opportunity! What did you learn the last time you took a risk and tried to step up your work? What else could you learn? If you want to become a better photographer, these are probably the real questions! Entering the IPC and choosing to have your image critiqued is a great way to improve your photography skills. IPC jurors are accomplished photographers who…
  • Want More Sales? You Can't Miss Thursday's Webinar

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    PPA instructor and sales guru Jeff Dachowski, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, is dropping some free advice this Thursday, June 25, 2pm ET, and if you want to Be More Profitable, don't miss it! The webinar is all about Selling to Out-of-Town Clients Jeff will discuss all aspects of long-distance sales, from how to set the stage with the first phone call to the final delivery of portraits! You'll learn how to set and manage client expectations, maintain control of the session and use technology to your advantage. Check out the full class description and Jeff's bio then register! It's FREE and open to both…
  • 2 More Days Only: International Photographic Competition Early Entries Savings!

    23 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    By Chris HomerIf you're thinking about entering the International Photographic Competition (IPC), make sure to get your images entered by Midnight ET, June 25! After that date, there's a $35 late entry surcharge! You'll still be able to enter until July 10, but why waste $35? If you've never entered the IPC before, don't fear having your images judged. The process can be intimidating, but entering the competition really is one of the best ways to improve your technique as a photographer. Read all about why PPA members enter the IPC and how it can help your career in this post. When…
 
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  • themes & context in boudoir photography

    Neil vN
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:09 am
    themes & context in boudoir photography – on the streets of NYC The model in this striking image is my friend, Jessica, a boudoir photographer. Her pose is intentionally this strong and assertive. The concept here (and other images that will be shown in follow-up articles), is part of an on-going project she had planned for a long while now. She had asked me to collaborate with her in taking the photos. The main idea behind the project (and these are my words and interpretation of what we had discussed) – women are objectified in society, but there is a disconnect in how…
  • flash photography workshop – Charlotte, NC – July 25, 2015

    Neil vN
    18 Jun 2015 | 7:24 pm
    flash photography workshop – Charlotte, NC – July 25, 2015 (Sat) A group of photographers in Charlotte asked if I would like to present a flash photography workshop there. After some to-and-fro, we’ve arranged for a really nice venue, and settled on a date – July 25th (Sat). Everything is in place for this to happen – the first workshop away from NJ / NY since the workshop in Amsterdam two years ago. A few details: The workshop will be limited to 12 people. There will be two models. The fee for the workshop is $600 per person. The workshop will start at 9am,…
  • photographers: why use a high-resolution camera?

    Neil vN
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:06 am
    photographers: why use a high-resolution camera? The Nikon D810 (affiliate) is a camera that surprised me for how much I liked using it. The high resolution of this camera was a drawback for me initially. But it had very responsive AF. Also, super-crisp images because of the improved sensor and due to the lack of the anti-aliasing filter. Ergonomics. (I have big hands.) But I didn’t anticipate that I would love the D810 as much as I do. For a long while though I kicked against the idea of using a camera with a very high resolution. But then the Nikon D810 convinced me. There’s…
  • posing people: tips for improving your portrait photos

    Neil vN
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:53 pm
    posing people: tips for improving your portrait photos Throughout the numerous articles on the Tangents blog, I’m often asked about how I go about posing people. I’ve described some of it in the article, adjusting a pose with incremental changes. Instead of a traditional way of posing, it’s mostly a “feel” thing, looking at my subject and seeing if there are elements that could be better balanced. This studio portrait of a model, Adrienne, doesn’t follow rigid guidelines of formal portraiture. Her shoulder is a little scrunched up, and her head is tilted…
  • NYC photo walks – fun photography workshops

    Neil vN
    6 Jun 2015 | 7:32 pm
    photo walks in NYC / New York City With the Photography Workshops in NYC, (whether as an individual workshop or as a group), it’s clear that one of the things that workshop attendees most enjoy, is shooting out on location in New York. I’m now offering three NYC Photo Walks later this year. Two hours where we will photograph a model around a colorful, interesting part of New York City. We will roam around looking for photogenic urban backdrops to photograph the model against. The group will be limited to just 4 photographers, so it won’t be crowded. I will bring the…
 
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  • Canon 5Ds r first thoughts with images

    Ben Neumann
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:34 am
    Canon's 50 megapixel monster arrived at my doorstep just over a week ago. Being a landscape photographer I was concerned about the dynamic range of the sensor. I gathered my things and headed out to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to test the camera out.My first experiment was to test the sharpness and resolution. It's no disputing that this camera is insanely sharp. It's really hard to explain but the best way I can think of is that the images seem 3D like. Everything pops with well defined edges and detail. It's also crazy how much I can crop and…
  • Camera Sales Declining

    Ben Neumann
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A recent report has surfaced about worldwide camera sales. You can see the report here.  What the report states is that camera sales have been declining the last 3 years including mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless sales are still way behind the traditional DSLR market especially in America. While America receives approx 25% of the worlds total camera shipments, we only receive 9% of the worlds mirrorless cameras. It's starting to make sense why Canon hasn't updated their mirrorless system for the American market. Americans aren't buying mirrorless like Asia and…
  • Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R Update

    Ben Neumann
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Canon 50 megapixel cameras are now available for pre order. The product is not scheduled to ship until June, but both Amazon and B&H photo have them listed. I have my pre order in for the 5Ds R. Nikon did the low pass filter experiment with the d800 and the d800e. I think the majority of landscape and fine art photographers are going to go with the 5Ds R. As far as studio and product photography goes, I am not sure what kind of situations those photographers will run into, so the 5Ds might be a better choice. Click the links below to pre order your 5D of choice. Pre…
  • Virgin Islands National Park

    Ben Neumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John in the eastern caribbean. I was there only briefly but was able to explore a bit around the Trunk Bay area. Trunk Bay is the best beach and tropical area I have visited. There is only one other place that comes close and that is the black sand beaches in Waipio valley on the big Island of Hawaii. Trunk Bay has postcard worthy scenery with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. During tourist season it's pretty busy but my friends and I didn't have any trouble finding a spot on the beach. The park…
  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here's a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony's A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be the same as…
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  • Up on the roof

    Tara R.
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The voices in my head are like little birds perched on the roof eaves, warbling discordant melodies. The chittering in my brain is incessant The nonsense pouring out ricochets around […]
  • Monumental muse

    Tara R.
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    I find my muse in a garden, not of flowers, but of marble and wrought iron. There is peace among the stones, a quiet comfort being surrounded by angels and […]
  • A haunting

    Tara R.
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:53 pm
    He is going to get away with it. I’ll be out here until my bones are bleached white, or carried off by coyotes. It’s ironic that I always wanted him […]
  • Star dust rainbows

    Tara R.
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:01 pm
    “The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you. May […]
  • Roots and wings

    Tara R.
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I wanted wings To fly away from the loud voices and angry fists I wanted roots To feel like I was important, cherished I wanted wings To take that plunge […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 4

    website@rmsp.com
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Week 4 is underway now and is as full of photo goodness as is every other week of SI. This week, the experience started out with an optional lecture by Neil on shooting at rodeos, mainly offered in preparation for an annual group trip to shoot the historic Augusta Rodeo this coming weekend. Additionally, Neil gave the students an optional exposure review lecture. Also, internationally acclaimed sports photographer Peter Read Miller gave a stellar presentation on the University of Montana campus as part of the Canon Explorers of Light program. in their Edit classes, the students learned all…
  • EXPERT ADVICE: LinkedIn FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

    website@rmsp.com
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine. Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. For this month’s installment, Dana Ratliff contributed this article on using LinkedIn as a marketing tool.   As a photographer, you may have overlooked LinkedIn as a marketing tool. Maybe because it’s not as visual as some other forms of social media. Maybe it seems too daunting to recall and write out your entire work history. Maybe…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 3

    website@rmsp.com
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:37 pm
    SI is rolling right along. By now in Week 3, the groups A, B and C are gelling as tribes, and have been challenged with the production of their mid-term slideshows due in early July. This is their first major project that will incorporate all of the learning and experience they’ve gained thus far in SI. Their formative thoughts are being pursued and captured in these next few weeks and will consume most of their spare time outside of class to complete their slideshows. The students’ classes this week included intermediate to advanced Develop Module training in Edit, the Creative…
  • Lens Pro To Go Serial Numbers … Be on the lookout!

    website@rmsp.com
    17 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Lens Pro To Go, one of our Educational Partners (… and a group of downright fantastic people) had a severe case of the Mondays this week when they came to work and noticed that their facilities in Concord, MA were broken into and they were robbed of nearly $600,000 worth of gear. (Gulp!) They have now released the serial numbers of each piece of equipment that was stolen. A link to that gear is below. If you are purchasing any camera equipment in the near future and come across any deals that are smokin’ hot, well … the item might be smokin’ hot too. If you do find…
  • Summer Intensive 2015 – Week 2

    website@rmsp.com
    12 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Whew! With Week 1 behind all of our students, instructors, assistants and staff, it’s time to look forward to Week 2 of Summer Intensive 2015. As one might expect, the first week of a program like ours is full of “firsts” and orientation-type activities. As we inch our way through the program however, a routine will emerge and the only constant will be the nonstop flow of information to each student. This week’s instruction builds very quickly on the back of what was learned in Week 1, and this is a repeated pattern with every successive week throughout SI. Week 2…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Canon EOS Rebel T5i Review | Neocamera

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Entry-level DSLR. 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video. Single control-dial and 95% crop 0.85X magnification viewfinder in a comfortable and light-weight body.
  • Nikon 1 J5 Review | Neocamera

    9 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The 1 J5 introduces a new 20 megapixels 1" high-speed CMOS sensor in a compact body with dual control-dials, a traditional mode-dial and a tilting 3" touchscreen LCD. Continuous drive up to 60 FPS at full-resolution, 4K Ultra-HD video capture and a 105-point on-sensor Phase-Detect AF system.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review | Neocamera

    31 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The new E-M5 brings 40 megapixels Super-Resolution capture to Micro Four-Thirds while improving 5-axis image-stabilization and showing off a new 2.4 MP 0.5" EVF with Eye-Start Sensor. Native 16 MP drive @ 10 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS.
  • Fuji XQ2 Review | Neocamera

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Ultra-Compact Fuji premium camera. 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Ultra-Bright F/1.8 wide-angle 4X optical-zoom. Dual control-dials, 3" LCD and built-in WiFi.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review | Neocamera

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Unique premium compact with 12 MP effective multi-aspect resolution and ultra-wide ultra-bright 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8 lens. 11 FPS Drive and 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. Plenty of direct controls plus a built-in 2.8 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor, a 3" LCD and WiFi.
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    PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc.

  • Unique Dining Experiences WithLocals.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Jun 2015 | 4:42 pm
      Dining WithLocals.com   Fresh ingredients just waiting to be made into something special.   Recently, while in Barcelona, Spain, I was invited to have a unique dining experience by a relatively new service that matches travelers with local hosts interested in sharing their cooking expertise.  The service is called WithLocals.com, and they also specialize in providing tours and other activities with locals, in fact their tagline is “Connecting people through food and experiences.”   Mon, a Barcelona resident, preparing a meal for us via WithLocals.com.
  • Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

    RalphVelasco
    10 May 2015 | 3:28 am
      Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam   Enjoying a bike ride around the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam.   One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of Lanterns.   Man working with his water buffalo, near Hoi An, Vietnam.   It’s so interesting the everyday scenes of life that can be encountered, and photographed, on these trips, just by pulling over as these opportunities present…
  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show.
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long.
 
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  • "98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male-to-female..."

    22 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    “98% of all “transgender” violence was perpetrated specifically against people in the male-to-female spectrum[1]; of the 38 murders of transgender people reported internationally in 2003, 70% were women of color.[2]” - Transgender Equality: A Handbook For Activists And Policymakers by Paisley Currah and Shannon Minter, published by the National LGBTQ Task Force.Note that the share of violence visited on AFAB transgender people is so small that there isn’t even room in the graph’s scale to divide that by race, but if the statistics for AMAB transgender people are any indication,…
  • egghead grad photo

    22 Jun 2015 | 8:51 pm
    egghead grad photo
  • What do you do when you’re in love with someone you shouldn’t have feelings for I...

    21 Jun 2015 | 1:27 pm
    What do you do when you’re in love with someone you shouldn’t have feelings for I don’t know you read a book and go to the city and put off looking for jobs and drive up to Portland I guess
  • sarahgreenillustration: I’ve been seeing way too much coverage...

    21 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    sarahgreenillustration: I’ve been seeing way too much coverage of the terrorist rather than of the victims, which isn’t right, so I made this. Went more realistic to get more of a resemblance, and all information is based off what I could find on the internet. Hopefully it’s all accurate, if something isn’t, please tell me. Such a horrible event. RIP. 
  • feministbatwoman: We - and by we, I mean, white feminists - need to talk about how [the Charleston...

    21 Jun 2015 | 12:33 am
    feministbatwoman: We - and by we, I mean, white feminists - need to talk about how [the Charleston terrorist] used white female purity to justify murdering black people. “I have to do it,” he said. “You rape our women.” This myth - that black men rape and assault white women - has been used to justify the murder of black people for centuries. It was used to justify lynchings. It was used to justify slavery. It is still used today.  And white feminists absolutely NEED TO REPUDIATE this myth, because white women’s tacit approval - and sometimes vocal agreement - with this myth is…
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    Mike Moats

  • Have a reminder list

    Mike Moats
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    There are many things that we have to remember every time we go out to shoot, whether it be camera functions, composition, subjects, etc. Type up a list of reminders and each time you go out to shoot, read the reminders to refresh your memory. Type it in a small size, trim the paper down to a compact size, have it laminated, and place it in your pack. Here are a few suggestions for your reminder list. Check ISO before each shot Check White Balance before each shot Full depth of field – larger the F/stop number, larger the amount of focus Shallow depth of field – smaller the F/stop…
  • Old Car City is becoming Famous

    Mike Moats
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    Dean the owner of Old Car City called me the other day and wanted to know if I wanted to come on down and join in on the fun.  He had CBS National News people there doing interviews and filming OCC and they found out about OCC from an article that was in the New York Times when they came to OCC a few weeks earlier. Then Dean got a call from Time-Warner News that is coming out on June 8th to also do a interview with Dean about OCC.  Also a company contacted dean about testing out a reality show there.  Wow, lots of cool stuff happening for Dean and Old Car City. Sorry I couldn’t make…
  • Diversify Your Macro Portfolio – Part 6 – Lensbaby

    Mike Moats
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    For the last five days I have mentioned the article I wrote for Outdoor Photographer magazine a few years ago, and for those who would like to read the article Click Here Today is day six, and the final day of Diversify Your Macro Portfolio, and it covers Lensbaby. On days when I want to have some fun and be especially creative, I go to my Lensbaby Composer. The Composer is Lensbaby’s latest generation of its specialty lens aimed at the photographer with artistic vision. The Composer has a ball-and-socket design that allows you to tilt and angle the lens in any direction until you achieve a…
  • Diversify Your Macro Portfolio – Part 5 – Post Processing

    Mike Moats
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:18 am
      I wrote an article for Outdoor Photographer magazine few years ago called “Diversify Your Macro Portfolio”. It talked about varying the different styles that are available in macro. Over six days I explore those various styles, and today is part five, Post Processing. Creativity in macro doesn’t have to end at the time the shutter is released. We have the technology to add some interesting effects to our images in post processing. One of my favorite Photoshop plug-in programs is Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro. This program has 52 creative filters with 250 effects, so there’s a…
  • Diversify Your Macro Portfolio – Part 4 – Back Lighting

    Mike Moats
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:12 am
    I wrote an article for Outdoor Photographer magazine few years ago called “Diversify Your Macro Portfolio”. It talked about varying the different styles that are available in macro. Over six days I explore those various styles, and today is part four, Back Lighting. When it comes to lighting, you can’t beat an overcast day for beautiful soft lighting and color saturation. When I’m shooting with bright sunlight, I carry a 12-inch collapsible diffuser to shade the subject. This gives me a nice even light and takes away any harsh sunlight and distracting shadows. There are times when the…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Old Pilings, La Push, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A long exposure black and white photograph of pilings and seastacks along the Pacific Ocean at La Push, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State seascape photography series. Purchase Print The post Old Pilings, La Push, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Ford F6 Flatbed Farm Truck, Kittitas County, Washington, 2011

    Steve
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of an old Ford F6 flatbed farm truck sitting on a farm in rural Kittitas County near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest farm truck photography series. Purchase Print The post Ford F6 Flatbed Farm Truck, Kittitas County, Washington, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Moonrise Over Mt Rainier, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of a nearly full moon rising over Mt Rainier, the Puget Sound and Tacoma, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest landscape photography series. Purchase Print The post Moonrise Over Mt Rainier, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Old Abandoned Barn, 1st Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of an old abandoned barn on 1st Road NW in rural Douglas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Old Abandoned Barn, 1st Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Lupine in a Burned Out Forest, Washington, 2009

    Steve
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of lupine growing in a burned out forest along Forest Road 39 in Okanogan National Forest, Okanogan County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest Nature Photography series. Purchase Print The post Lupine in a Burned Out Forest, Washington, 2009 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • A memorable road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas & Grand Canyon, USA

    29 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    After a beautiful Photo Journey to Lake Tahoe, Arun & Shivani share this wonderful road journey from San Francisco to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon. This Photo Journey shares some inspiring photographs and information about this road journey. READ MORE =>>
  • GetAway Jungle Camps, Sattal, Uttrakhand - A place for adventure lover

    24 Jun 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Sattal is another interesting place in Kumaun. I have been there thrice. My first trip to Sattal is most memorable one. It was 2006 when I visited Sattal first. That time, we stayed in camps on the other side of lake. This PHOTO JOURNEY shares more about Sattal, things to do and experiences of staying in camps.READ MORE =>>
  • Planning Shrikhand Manahdev Trek - India's one of the most difficult Pilgrimage Trek

    23 Jun 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Recently one of my fellow-trekkers shared this article form Times of India, which say that Shrikhand Mahadev Trek is one of the most difficult Pilgrimage routes. And soon this trek is going to open for everyone. Although I have shared about the trek multiple times, but this post is dedicated to trekkers or pilgrims, who are planning to go to Shrikhand Mahadev this year. This PHOTO JOURNEY would try to share some of the tips for planning it better, because a better plan can make your experience much better. READ MORE =>>
  • An unplanned road journey to Lahul & Spiti with unexpected & thrilling experiences

    21 Jun 2015 | 9:53 pm
    It's an 8 years old story when we planned to do a road journey to Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. My friend Puneet organized this trip for his colleagues at Cybrain Solutions and I was only outsider invited for this trip. It was a quick plan and I reached Chandigarh on same day. This Photo Journey shares some of the exciting moments from this trip to Lahaul & Spiti, along with details & tips to explore this beautiful region of Himachal Pradesh. READ MORE =>>
  • There is nothing like camping under star-spangled sky of Kullu Sarahan, Himachal Pradesh (India)

    19 Jun 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Camping, Trekking, and Budget travel used to be my favorite activities. Over a period of time, things have changed a bit because of multiple reasons. But my love for the outdoors, keeps me compiling these posts around camping places, gears, and so on. Here I am sharing about this brilliant place for camping and the appropriate tips to plan a trip to such places for camping & adventure. READ MORE =>>
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    All About Images Blog

  • Shutterfly and Snapfish rated worst online photo labs

    Mark Mizen
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Improve Photography recently compared eleven online photo vendors, rating Snapfish and Shutterfly at the bottom, even lower than Walmart. I was surprised at these results since Snapfish, Shutterfly, and Walmart are large enough that they should be able to implement proper quality control programs. I can only guess that these companies do not believe in the importance of quality. On the other hand, Pro DPI and Nations Photo Lab were at the other end of the spectrum, receiving top ratings. My take on this survey is that if you don’t like the quality of your photo prints, try another…
  • Are Solid State Drives Reliable?

    Mark Mizen
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Solid state drives (SSDs) are replacing hard drives. The advantages are compelling. SSDs are faster, quieter, and use less power, since they do not rely on a spinning disk. Unfortunately, these advantages come with a drawback. They may lose data, particularly if left at high temperatures or stored without power. In some cases data may be lost in a week or less. Avoid storing computers with SSDs in the heat and do not let them sit idle for long periods of time. Use hard drives instead of SSDs for long term storage and be sure to backup your data. The original presentation from Alvin Cox at…
  • Food Mode for food photos

    Mark Mizen
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:42 am
    If you don’t like the way your dinner looks, I have the solution –  Food Mode. That’s right. Some cameras, including the Canon EOS M3, actually include a Food Mode designed to make food look more appealing. Food Mode combines close-up photography with an increase in saturation to make food look better. Unfortunately Food Mode does nothing for the taste of the food so camera makers still have work to do.
  • Please Selfie Responsibly

    Mark Mizen
    27 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    The selfie stick is a dangerous, destructive device. In the wrong hands, the selfie stick can wreak havoc, creating chaos everywhere. We have Pizza Hut to thank for this public service announcement: Please share this announcement with all of your friends and remember to practice safe selfie.  
  • Wonka Wants a New Camera

    Mark Mizen
    26 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Cameras are going to the dogs. Nikon has designed a new dog camera. When this new camera becomes available, it will take a photo whenever Wonka becomes excited and his heart rate increases. I am expecting photos of every bicyclist, jogger, school bus, and motorcycle that passes in front of our house since these are the things that excite Wonka. Wonka’s only request is for Nikon to add a selfie mode so that he can capture images that appeal to his sense of vanity.
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    The ProShow Blog

  • How To Customize Effects and Timing Control in ProShow Web

    Dylan
    30 Jun 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Want to linger a little on a certain photo or give the viewer more time to read a caption? ProShow Web allows you to easily add effects with custom timing to any photo or video in your slideshow. Let’s take a look at how this works. To Add Effects + Custom Timing: In the show creation screen, select the image or video clip you’d like to add an effect to, then click the FX button in the toolbar. Using this window, you can see all of the effects that are available in ProShow Web. Using the options on the left, you can browse for effects by Photo Orientation and by Category.
  • Las Vegas Photo Walk with Photographer Rob Knight

    Amanda
    25 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Headed to Photoshop World Conference and Expo in Las Vegas this year? Join us for a fun and exciting photo walk to kick off the festivities! It’s free to attend and open to all experience levels. Just bring your camera and come along! Led by photographer Rob Knight, we’ll begin in the beautiful Mandalay Bay Hotel and work our way up the strip. Along the way we’ll explore travel photography, visual storytelling, hybrid photography and more. Participants can submit their photo walk images to be featured in the Photodex booth during the Photoshop World Expo! This event is…
  • See Why Sal Cincotta Loves Using ProShow Web for Client Slideshows

    Amanda
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:52 pm
    We’re thrilled to be working with award-winning photographer & founder of Behind The Shutter magazine, Sal Cincotta. Sal uses ProShow Web to create customized slideshows for all of his clients. “If you are not using slideshows today, I have no idea what you are waiting for. It’s a huge value-add for your clients. If you are using slideshows but feel like you need a little extra control, branding and overall ‘umph,’ check out Photodex’s ProShow Web. I promise you will not be disappointed.” Sal Cincotta. Read Sal’s full review of ProShow Web…
  • Ultimate Story Contest Winner: Melanie Reyes Photography

    Photodex
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:31 pm
    We’re excited to announce the winner of our Ultimate Story Promotional Videos Contest: Melanie Reyes Photography! Watch the winning video above! Melanie Reyes is a wedding and event photographer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her video does an awesome job of telling the story of what it would be like to work with her. Read below to learn how Melanie uses this video to help promote her photography business. “Even after nine years it is a thrill to walk into a wedding or bar/bat mitzvah and creatively document the day. I have a passion for human interaction and portraying relationships.
  • Create 60fps Video in ProShow 7

    Alex
    17 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    In ProShow 7, many of the video file export presets were retooled so that creating high quality video files from your slideshows is simple and consistent. Part of this retooling process included adding 60 frames-per-second presets where appropriate. Today I’m going to cover why you’d want to create a 60fps video file and tell you where you can find these options. Broadcast television has always used the “60i” standard in the United States. This 60i – or 30 interlaced frames per second – gives you 60 unique points of time every second in order to create…
 
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage

    Lawrence
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
    A competitive advantage is an advantage that a company has over its competitors in giving customers more value either through lower costs or added benefits, which increases willingness to pay. The goal is to produce a product that is valued by all customers in such a way that it is inimitable or unattractive for new entry. Photography Industry – Perfect Competition The photo industry is not easy to compete in because it is, in many aspects, perfectly competitive. In a nutshell: Many sellers with homogenous products (i.e., identical) No barriers to entry or exit (e.g., you don’t…
  • The Buckle Wins 49.3% ROIC

    Lawrence
    20 Jun 2015 | 5:02 pm
    My friends (Will Xia, Ryan Perry, Sheng Lu, Caitlin O’Shaughnessy, Jake Gardner) and I recently conducted a case study on The Buckle — a retail clothing store — for Sonia Marcia’s NYU Stern MBA Advanced Strategy class. While most retail clothing companies had an ROIC (return on invested capital) of 15%, The Buckle had a whopping 49.3%. That’s amazing. With such a high return on capital, we investigated. The Buckle was a unicorn — rare mythical creature in the retail clothing industry. The Buckle is nationwide, but it has about half the amount of stores of its…
  • How to Break Down ROIC

    Lawrence
    20 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Imagine that you made $1MM in revenue. That could be a lot of money. What if your costs were $999,999? That means that you have a profit of $1, which might not be so attractive now. This is why it is important to calculate your return on invested capital (ROIC). It’s a formula to calculate how well a company is using capital to generate returns. Having a high ROIC compared to your industry average and/or competitors is important, but it’s more insightful if you can identify the specific drivers that make the ROIC high [or low]. The formula is below. If you cross cancel Sales (or…
  • Starbucks: Expansion to Italy?

    Lawrence
    24 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Why isn’t Starbucks in Italy? Before I can answer that question, let’s first examine Italy’s coffee culture. For those who know me, I love Starbucks, Apple, and Google. To satisfy my curiosity, I like to research my fancied brands. Let’s see … Italy’s Coffee Culture Italians take great pride in their coffee culture. It makes a lot of sense considering that the espresso machine was invented and patented in Italy in 1884 by Angelo Moriondo. With this in mind, the coffee market in Italy was a mature one with “penetration reaching almost 100%.” According to…
  • How to Calculate Your Break-Even Point

    Lawrence
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    One of the most important tools in business is to calculate how fast you can break even [every year]. Basically, it means that you have to sell X-number of items before you can start turning a profit. This is different than ROI or ROIC. This helps you: identify realistic goals clarify target audience set reasonable prices target cost reductions In a nutshell, the formula is as follows: Below, I’ll list examples of fixed costs and variable costs. Break-Even Example Let’s imagine that you sell coffee. Your company’s fixed costs (per year), including salaries, is $100,000. The…
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    Mobile Website Design Portfolio - StylePeterson.com

  • Google Photos for Moi?

    StylePeterson
    14 Jun 2015 | 1:21 am
    Google Photos is yet another new way to share personal information online. It allows you to store your entire collection of digital photographs online. In fact, you can upload them directly from smartphones, tablets and other media devices.  However, consider this: When you take a photo with a smartphone or tablet and upload it to Google Photos (or Flickr, or Dropbox, Picasa, Facebook, etc.) you are not only uploading a digital photo, but also its EXIF metadata and possibly GPS metadata as well. That gives Google and other companies the ability to tell the time and date each photo was taken…
  • Web Design Portfolio Re-Design

    StylePeterson
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    A Web Design Portfolio Made Mobile Friendly I invite you to check out our latest web design project. This web design portfolio is our original website that has been online for close to eighteen years. It has seen a major redesign three times in that period. However, this fourth redesign was made necessary by the need to be mobile-friendly (meeting Google’s requirements in the process). We created a design that works fluidly on smartphones, iPhones and tablets, while remaining fully compatible with desktop computers. Click here to visit our newly upgraded Mobile Friendly Web Design…
  • Convey Emotion With Your Website Colors!

    StylePeterson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Color gives life and emotion to websites when used artfully. Typically, we learn about complimentary and contrasting colors and the theory of the color wheel at some point in our formal education. However, a true artist, making a short tour of a botanical garden, realizes that these “laws of color” are broken in nature all the time, with very pleasing results. Indeed, those who are observant will find some of the most fascinating applications of unique color palettes in landscapes, and flora and fauna of all types. Our Creator is the Master of Design, and is certainly not limited by the…
  • Mobile Friendly – A Primer

    StylePeterson
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that displays legible, properly formatted, easy-to-navigate web pages on all mobile web devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. A mobile-friendly website is developed with the needs and limitations of smartphones and iPhones addressed in a way that provides a pleasant viewing experience. This includes: Mobile friendly websites are legible and easy-to-read on tiny smartphone screens. The default text size is large enough to be read easily by most viewers. Backgrounds are free of distracting patterns and…
  • The Genius of Design

    StylePeterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Why Good Design Matters Design plays an essential role in every aspect of our lives. The BBC created a series of fascinating series on the history of design entitled “The Genius of Design.” It is a fascinating look at the role design plays in modern industry and culture. This five part series start with the video embedded below.   The post The Genius of Design appeared first on Mobile Website Design Portfolio - StylePeterson.com.
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    Dallas Headshots & Product Photography | Image Fusion Studio

  • The $93.00 Dallas Headshot.

    Daveb
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:50 am
    I think everyone should have a great looking PROFESSIONAL  HEADSHOT   From now until 7/15/2015 Image Fusion Studio is offering a very special Dallas Headshot Photography Special. This Headshot special comprises of 30 minute headshot session 2 different looks Your images sent to you via Email The ability to buy prints at 10% off ...and of course our 30-day reshoot Guarantee This is a great deal for models, actors , real estate agents and anyone else that needs great professional head shots. All of this for $93.00.   Slots are going fast for this, so follow the link below and visit our…
  • Headshot Photography session with Nick

    Daveb
    11 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Had an outstanding Headshot session with Nick.  He is a budding actor and a Whovian. Here are a few of the shots .   The post Headshot Photography session with Nick appeared first on Dallas Headshots & Product Photography | Image Fusion Studio.
  • Shooting Savvy

    Daveb
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Recently,  I came across an image created by a pretty famous photographer that I really liked a lot. I liked it so much that I wanted to put my own spin on his concept and create something cool for the photoblog. The concept was simple enough a model on a dark background with a blindfold over eyes. I did not like the concept of the blindfold because it seemed to carry too much emotional baggage. So instead of that idea,  I decided to use a piece of lace. That conveyed me a whole different mood and feel. I really liked the way that concept was coming together. The next part of the…
  • Arkansas Personal Rights Protection Act

    Daveb
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Here we go. Of the rails again. I don’t normally take to this blog to write about wholly political issues. I have tried to make this blog and website in general really about great photography and help to give photographers, both professional and hobbyists some ideas and tips from my experience that will help them expand their understanding of this great field that I am privileged to be a part of. But now is the time that I feel as a professional photographer the need to really speak out in the strongest possible terms about something that a state government is attempting to hoist on…
  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Daveb
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the "Popular" page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users. This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the "Popular" pages. Here are…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House

    Alan Hutchison
    9 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Two Fantastic Wedding Venues – Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House Scottish wedding photographers LOVE a grand venue for creating fantastic wedding photographs and we were spoiled for Margaret and Graham’s wedding as we had two fantastic venues in Dollarbeg Castle and Solsgirth House for capturing stunning photographs for Margaret and Graham. The day started with Margaret and her team of beautiful bridesmaids at Dollarbeg Castle where the make up artist and hairdresser were working their magic on the ladies.  It was a first time visit for us at Dollarbeg Castle and we were mighty…
  • Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard Weddings at Blair Castle are always something very special – it’s a venue that is draped in history and grandeur, so we were delighted last year to be invited by Emily and Richard to capture their wedding at this stunning historical Perthshire Wedding Venue. Blair Castle  is set in the deepest Perth countryside right at the foot of the Highlands.   It is steeped in history and is a “must visit” place if ever you are in that neck of the woods.  It is surely one of the best wedding venues in Scotland and as a Scottish…
  • Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik Wedding of the Year 2014 – Alan Hutchison Photography Well the votes are in and counted and we are delighted to announce that the Winners of our Wedding of the Year 2014 are Carrie and Nik Rankin! Carrie and Nik win a stunning 30” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image from their wedding PLUS their choice of an Ebony+Ivory Portrait Shoot OR a Boudoir Photography Shoot with Morag and her Allure Boudoir Photography Team. From that shoot they will also receive a stunning 20” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image…
  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE – The Winning Wedding Couple will be named…
  • A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW Happy New Year! Having just closed off the editing of our last wedding of 2014 I thought it was an appropriate time to highlight our favourite wedding photographs from the 2014 Wedding Season. 2014 was once again a busy year for us at Alan Hutchison Photography, but when we opened our new Photography studio back in 2013, we decided that going forward we would photograph no more than 40 weddings per year. In the end we ended up shooting 42 (although it was really 41 as one of them was a two-day wedding with two different ceremonies – one Hindu…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • Measuring Lens Variance

    Roger Cicala
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    Warning: This is a Geek Level 3 article. If you aren't into that kind of thing, go take some pictures. I've been writing and discussing the copy-to-copy variation that inevitably occurs in lenses since 2008. (1,2,3,4) Many people don't want to hear about it. Manufacturers don't want to acknowledge some of their lenses aren't quite as good as others. Reviewers don't want to acknowledge that the copy they reviewed may be a little better or a little worse than most copies. Retailers don't want people exchanging one copy after another trying to find the Holy Grail copy of a given lens. And…
  • Canon 5Ds Teardown

    Roger Cicala
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    When Lensrentals.com first got the first Canon 5Ds and 5D sr cameras in stock, Aaron and I immediately started screaming that we wanted to take one apart. It turns out we received enough 5Ds cameras to let us have a day with one to do just that. Of course, we don't expect to find out anything amazing and revealing. We expect it will look pretty much like the Canon 5DIII and 7DII on the inside. But hey, you never know. Plus we'll be repairing these soon enough, so we might as well find our way around now. If you want to do some comparisons yourself, you can compare this to our Canon 5D III…
  • Canon 5DS and 5DS R Initial Resolution Tests

    Roger Cicala
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Like everybody else, we're pretty excited to get our hands on Canon's new 5DS and 5DS R. There are already a lot of hands-on articles about the cameras that probably have told you more than you need to know to make your purchase decision. Of course, for most of the Canon shooters who read this blog, the purchase decision was just which place you want to buy it from. For me, I want some lab data to see just how much of a difference those megapixels make. More particularly, I want to see how much of a difference they make when shot through a reasonably good lens, an excellent lens, and an…
  • We're Hiring! - Summer 2015 Open Positions

    Lensrentals
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:58 am
    We're growing, which means we're hiring! Lenrentals is a fantastic place to work. We believe in working hard, having fun, and giving our customers the best possible rental experience. Our team members get great benefits, including health, dental, paid vacation, and 401(k), not to mention - FREE RENTALS! Please see below for a list of job descriptions. To apply, please send your resume to jobs@lensrentals.com Phone calls not accepted. Customer Service Representative Location: Memphis, TN or Nashville, TN  We are seeking a full-time customer service representative for our Memphis, TN…
  • I Don't Know Why It Swallowed a Fly - Weather Sealed Lens With a Fly Inside

    Roger Cicala
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    I've been blogging about testing and taking apart camera equipment for almost a decade. Lensrentals.com has many thousand lenses these days, and they all get used frequently. When you have lots of lenses and they get used frequently, stuff gets inside them. Usually the stuff that gets inside is dust. Our repair techs open up and clean dust out of more than 100 lenses a week. Not because the dust matters a bit in a photograph; it doesn't. But because people still seem to think it does. People also, for reasons I can't understand, seem to think that weather sealed lenses are less likely to get…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • New Travels to the Edge site!

    Art Wolfe
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:58 am
    In the continued efforts to upgrade our websites- the new Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge site is now live! The new site is responsive to tablets and phones, and trailers to the episodes can be watched on any device. Each episode is sorted by geographical region, season and disc for easier viewing. There is an interactive map so you can view episodes based in different areas. And, we are continuing our work on finding funding for additional seasons of the show! Take a peak and let me know what you think. Please email info@artwolfe.com if you…
  • Participant Photos from Olympic Workshops

    Art Wolfe
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    “Each day, Art would present an abstract element (such as “lines”) and clearly articulate how it could be effectively incorporated into the elements of a picture. Then we would travel to a spot chosen not for its beauty but instead for its ease of incorporating the “abstraction of the day” into our own photographs. Art and his assistants were there to answer questions, but the photographs we took were our own creations. Each morning we presented our own work to the group and for Art’s critique. His gentle humor kept the anxiety levels down and made for a great learning…
  • Revealing Africa’s Major Elephant Ivory Poaching Hotspots

    Art Wolfe
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:48 am
    A study by Sam Wasser, who I’ve had a great working relationship with for several years, has been published in the journal Science that finds the poaching of Ivory in Africa comes from two main sources, including large elephant reserves in Tanzania and Mozambique. You can find out more from the story on NPR’s Morning Edition program or from The Seattle Times article.
  • Call for Audience at Art’s New CreativeLive Event

    Art Wolfe
    18 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Are you interested in being in-studio during my Maximizing the Potential of Remote Locations: Arctic to Antarctic on Monday June 22 , 2015 from 8AM to 10AM in Seattle? We’re looking for outdoor and nature photographers who want to learn about working in remote locations and how to get the most out of their shoots. Learn what is it like to learn in-person at CreativeLive. If you would like to be considered, fill out this form. There is a limited amount of seating and CreativeLive will reach out directly if you are chosen to be a part of this workshop.
  • Earth is my Witness + Night Fisherman print special

    Art Wolfe
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    We have a limited quantity of 7×11″ fine art prints of The Night Fisherman available. Each one is hand-signed by Art, suitable for framing, and we are offering them only with Earth is my Witness. If you use the coupon code blog61715, you will get the set for $149. The coupon is only good for this set (select option Book + Print 2) and only while supplies last.
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • The Aero L-39 Albatros

    Tim Stanley
    11 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Half the reason I enjoy going to the Aeros and Autos show at Ellington Field in Houston, are the airplanes of course. My only complaint is that I wish there were more of them; plenty of awesome cars, just add a few more airplanes, please. The Aero L-39 Albatros is a high-performance jet trainer aircraft […]The post The Aero L-39 Albatros appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Red Rovers

    Tim Stanley
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    At a recent car show with my friend Wayne Brumley, the weather was turning sour and the attendance was low. On top of that, the few folks that were there seemed to be milling about in front of only the cars I wanted to shoot. So I decided to look at pieces or sections of […]The post Red Rovers appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Fluffy Petals

    Tim Stanley
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Some flowers are soft and some flowers are bold. I enjoy shooting flowers and it never grows old. Okay, I’m sorry about the campy poetry. Now you know why I’m not a writer. I do find it fun to shoot floral close-ups though that bring out the detail of these pretty subjects.  The post Fluffy Petals appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Snake Bite

    Tim Stanley
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One of the coolest cars to come from Dodge has been the Viper. It’s one of those cars I have admired from a distance. That is, I’m no expert on the series and its features, but have always liked the appeal of the vehicle. This beautiful example pulled in to the end of the line at […]The post Snake Bite appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Mission Concepción Pano

    Tim Stanley
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mission Concepcion, in San Antonio, Texas, looks pretty much as it did in the mid-1700s. It is still in use for worship today, which makes it all that more special. Though it may not be as large or elaborate as newer churches, the feeling of holiness still prevails in this traditional setting.    The post Mission Concepción Pano appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
 
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Alex & Lila Trejo: July’s Sigma SuperFans

    Sigma
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    July's Sigma SuperFan is actually a couple! Alex and Lila Trejo of Northern Virginia work together as photographers in their studio; as well as being husband and wife! We were struck by their shared passion for photography, and their love for Sigma lenses. Here's the details from our great chat with our July #SigmaSuperFan! The post Alex & Lila Trejo: July’s Sigma SuperFans appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM for Outdoor Action Photography

    Liam Doran
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:55 am
    Editor’s Note: A few years back, we first came to notice the outstanding work Liam Doran was creating with the […] The post Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM for Outdoor Action Photography appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Working with Children Video Series: Young Children

    admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. […] The post Working with Children Video Series: Young Children appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary versus the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports

    Jack Howard
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Last year, Sigma announced a pair of zoom lenses for full-frame cameras, the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports and 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary. With identical focal lengths and apertures, and advanced feature sets including the Sigma-exclusive lens customization, these two new champion zoom lenses share a significant amount of DNA. So, what is the difference between the Sports and Contemporary version of the Sigma 150-600mm zoom lenses? The post The Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary versus the 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports appeared first on SIGMA…
  • Are Teleconverters Still Relevant in Today’s Photography?

    Roman Kurywczak
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    In part 1 of the relevance of teleconverters, I discussed the using the new Sigma TC-1401 1.4x teleconverter out in Bosque Del Apache NWR with the new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports. In this post, I will cover using the new Sigma TC-2001 2x Teleconverter. All images were photographed hand held. The post Are Teleconverters Still Relevant in Today’s Photography? appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Sony Alpha A7R II – Full Breakdown

    Jay
    13 Jun 2015 | 7:02 am
    So lets break this new Sony Alpha A7r II down properly now that we have all digested the initial announcement hype and so fourth…. The $3198 US price tag is starting to become an issue on the web, but we must remember that the original A7r cost $2298 US when it first came out. Then […]
  • New Sony Alpha A7r II, Cyber-shot RX10 II and RX100 IV Announced!!

    Jay
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Sony just dropped a  bombshell of an announcement many of us have been long awaiting! The New Sony A7r II, RX10 II and RX100 IV have just officially been announced by Sony. Full Press re-leases below and I will update article with initial reviews and videos as I find them! First thing that jumped out […]
  • Sony FE 24-240mm OSS Lens Review – All-In-One Full Frame Coverage

    Jay
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    In this full frame Sony E-Mount lens review I will cover the FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens in detail using real world photography and the lab for detailed testing!
  • Sony Mirrorless Camera Rebates and Deals

    Jay
    5 Jun 2015 | 3:38 am
    Check out the latest Sony Mirrorless Camera Deals and Rebates @ BHPhoto (Click Here) | Amazon US (Click Here) Using the links will helps support SonyAlphaLab and keep the camera gear coming for the reviews….. It’s also greatly appreciated and costs you zero to do so Save $750 on older Nex-7 Save $100 on A6000 […]
  • FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – Lab Testing – SEL24240

    Jay
    23 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    I wanted to show you all what the new FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens is capable of in the Lab, so this morning I got up before everybody else and took some test photos in both Raw and Jpeg Quality. I wanted to show you the SEL24240 lens distortion in particular when shooting raw and […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 133 - Vanelli and Friends Cruise - Vanelli - Gary Farber

    fotobug
    28 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Welcome to podcast number 133. In recent news, Adobe has released CC 2015 and the RAW convertor contains new features including a Dehaze function.  Adobe also reset previous trials in order to give users another 30 days to evaluate programs.  Sony has released a new full frame mirrorless camera called the A7R II which has a 42.4MP sensor. There are also a couple new crowd funding products including a portable microphone called the Instamic and a device that will automatically pan a camera to track a person or object carrying a tracking device called Soloshot. Jim just returned from a week…
  • Fotobug - Episode 132 - Alpine Labs Radian 2

    fotobug
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:30 am
    Thanks for tuning into the next Fotobug podcast!  In recent photo news, GoPro shows off a rig that controls 16 cameras to record mufti-angle footage for virtual reality uses, Google has announce a standalone service the separates the photo component of its Google Plus app and now available with unlimited free storage for 16MP and smaller images. GoPro has also introduced a new Hero+ camera with touchscreen and LCD for $299.  Another new app, Kolektio aims to simplify the process of images from a party or other event.  Five photographers have created the world’s larges high resolution…
  • Fotobug - Episode 131 - Smooth Moves DSLR Video

    fotobug
    31 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Thank you for tuning into podcast number 131!  In recent news, Microsoft releases its Hyperlapse algorithm as a new app to produce smooth timelapse videos.  If you like to share your images on various Internet services and are tired of uploading to each individually, there is a new service called Robots for Photos that is currently in beta - if you would like to get an invitation code, listen to the podcast for instructions!  Luka Esenko, our friend from Slovenia is coming out with an app to help you find the best location and time of day to capture optimum images.  Photographer Mary…
  • Fotobug - Episode 130 - Light Painting Basics

    fotobug
    17 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 130!  In recent news, Canon releases an advisory regarding sensor defects on the Rebel T6i/T6s, Wyoming law makers pass a really, really dumb law that could have a very serious effect on photographers, MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow cameras to remove glass reflections from your images, and former students from the robotics lab at UC Berkley are coming out with Lily, a UAV that will follow and videotape (or photograph) holding a special puck - a super selfie! Also - May 29th is the last day to take advantage of Adobe’s…
  • Fotobug - Episode 129 - Macro Light Painting

    fotobug
    3 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast 129!  In recent news, Apple has acquired camera technology company Linx for $20 million, Ricoh established an initiative to salvage, clean scan and return photographic prints found in the area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.  Adobe just released a Creative Cloud version of Lightroom, and if you want a really big lens, there is a NASA lens available right now on eBay.  For more details and more recent news items, be sure to listen to the entire podcast! Jim and Fred also do a review of the original Lytro cameras!  If you have one and would…
 
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    Feature Shoot

  • 13 Different Approaches to Sculptural Food Photography

    Ellyn Kail
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Four eggs stacked on a pile of powder © Virginie Gosselin / Offset Black plums in a jar © Zaira Zarotti / Offset From the pomegranates of Caravaggio and the pears of Paul Cezanne to the oysters of Edouard Manet, sculptural arrays of food have claimed their place in the history of the still-life. Delightful and surprising compositions take us from the realm of ordinary meals and into the world of fantastical feasts, but in photography, constructing these delectable balancing acts can prove a bit more difficult than it might be with a paintbrush. For our latest Offset group show, we’ve…
  • Intimate Portraits of Britain’s Aging Rebels and Mavericks

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mick and Peggy Warner, Mick: “We was all in the Isle of Wight when we saw a Ted with two girls in a cafe. I pointed him out to my son and said, ‘that’s what you want to be my boy’. So he did didn’t he. We didn’t force him like. He liked it and started bopping. But he don’t no more though. Even though we always got our hair in and wear all the gear we’re too old to bop now. I used to do the smooch with Peg but I can’t even do that anymore now. It makes my blooming back ache. So that put the Kibosh on that.” John G. Byrne: “I’m an…
  • Call for submissions: ‘Flora and Fauna’ Group Show at Photoville, Brooklyn

    Alison Zavos
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Feature Shoot is asking photographers of all ages, locations and stages in their career to submit up to 5 images around the theme ‘flora and fauna’ for possible inclusion in our annual group photography show at Photoville on September 10-20, 2015 at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photoville is the largest annual photographic event in New York City, with over 70,000 visitors in 2014. Produced by United Photo Industries, Photoville is “a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers” that includes over 60 exhibitions. For the last 3 years, the Feature Shoot team has…
  • Photos Examine the Impact of Rapid Development on Nomadic Life in Mongolia

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:07 am
    Mongolia is a country divided by two kinds of people. There are those who retain a traditional nomadic lifestyle and those who strive for a more modern life. Photographer Michele Palazzi’s Black Gold Hotel is a long term project about the impact of modernization in Mongolia. In the last few years, Mongolia has experienced a boom in their economy, thanks to the large mining industry. The country is now developing at an extremely rapid pace. Because of this accelerated (and deregulated) development, local populations and traditional ways of life—based on ancestral, nomadic herding—are…
  • Photographer Infiltrates ‘Camera Clubs,’ Where Men Lure Women Into Posing Nude with Promises of Fame (NSFW)

    Ellyn Kail
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:08 am
    “I had been an activist and a feminist since my teens,” remembers Brooklyn-based photographer Chris Verene of his 1990s monograph Camera Club, for which he entered and documented gatherings of men who entice women to pose nude. Under the guise of being well-connected photographers within the fashion and modeling industries, these men are often amateur artists who will use the images to their own ends, offering nothing in the way of payment or professional exposure to the women they deceive. Camera clubs, explains Verene, have been operating since the 1940s and 50s; although some women…
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    Storyteller

  • Should I buy primes or zooms?

    Stanley Leary
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:18 am
    Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 2200, ƒ/5.6, 1/500 Primes vs zooms. Well that is not a simple one size fits all. Don't be the photographer who says always this–you will be just like... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Two Distinct Parts of being a Multimedia Storyteller

    Stanley Leary
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:59 am
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/25 At the end of a very packed week of the Storytellers Abroad Workshop in Bucharest, Romania we showed the projects to our hosts.... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Use light to direct your audience

    Stanley Leary
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:46 am
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/22, 25 sec Storytellers Abroad We are progressing through the multimedia workshop here in Bucharest, Romania. Last night we went... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Shooting in a Romanian village

    Stanley Leary
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:15 am
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 1600, ƒ/5.6, 1/100 Shooting in a village with 10+ photographers drew a lot of attention in a village outside of Bucharest,... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Storytelling is more than ƒ/8 and be there

    Stanley Leary
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:12 am
    Nikon D4, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, ISO 280, ƒ/14, 1/30 ƒ/8 Be There The quote “ƒ/8 and be there” is attributed to Weegee who was a famous street photographer during the 1930’s, 40’s and... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    Photographic Blog

  • Review the 5 Best Cameras Under $200 in 2015

    PhotographicBlog
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Buying a compact camera can be a time consuming task with the massive range of models to choose from, so if you are looking for a clear idea of which camera to pick here’s our list of the best budget-conscious models available. All these cameras have at least 3x optical zoom and some even include image stabilisation to help prevent blurred images caused by camera shake. Compared to phone cameras this is where budget point and shoot models have the edge over a typical smartphone. Modern cameras priced under $200 offer 16 megapixels or more so the images taken can be printing into large…
  • Best Digital Camera under $300

    PhotographicBlog
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Looking to get into photography or just in the market for a new camera but are on a budget. Need to keep it under $300? Well with the advancement in cameras it’s made it very affordable to get something of high quality. So you are in luck, it’s not hard to find something with a set budget of $300. For the under 300 mark you are going to be looking at some solid point-and-shoot types. There are a lot of features to look at and compare so lets take a look at our list of the best digital cameras under 300 dollars. Best digital camera reviews 1. Canon PowerShot SX700 HS Digital Camera The…
  • Best Camera Phone 2015: Find the Top Rated Camera!

    PhotographicBlog
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:35 am
    Looking for a camera phone that takes high quality pictures without a sky-high sticker price? That has all the features you look for in a traditional photographic camera without sacrificing everything you need in a phone? Then you’re in luck! We examined everything the market has to offer to compile this report of camera phone reviews. We did our best to pick a winner for all types of people, whether you’re looking to snap a selfie with your friends while you’re out on the town or to capture important moments that will soon find their way into a picture frame on your wall. In our…
  • Top 15 Photography Blogs to follow in 2015

    PhotographicBlog
    17 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
      I am an avid (some say rabid) amatuer photographer for many years now.  I love to travel the world and explore thru the lens of my camera.  However there are places I will probably never visit and pictures I will never have the opportunity to capture, I turn to the internet to satisfy for phototgraphic hunger when I’m home between trips and shoots. There are thousands of phtograpic blogs and sites out there – and like anyone I have more than my share of favorites that send me daily tips and top photos.. In order to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of my…
  • The Best Underwater Digital Cameras Under $500

    PhotographicBlog
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Are you looking for the best underwater camera on the market but are on a tight budget? Well, we’re offering the three best underwater digital cameras under $500. So, whether you’re looking to spend £150 or more, take a look at our top waterproof camera picks.  What is the Best Camera to Buy? The best camera will be determined by your needs. Whilst you might be looking for durable underwater camera housing to survive arduous conditions, another person might simply be in need of a stylish piece of equipment to take on a sunny holiday. So, don’t just scan the following…
 
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    The Photo Argus

  • 23 Beautiful Pictures of Puffins

    Argus
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:48 am
    Puffins are beautiful seabirds with a colorful beak during mating season and a preference for nesting in crevices and rocks along coastal cliffs or offshore islands. Because of their living environment and fast flight... The post 23 Beautiful Pictures of Puffins appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 230 Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love

    Marc Andre
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Speeding up your post processing workflow will allow you to spend more of your time taking photographs and less time editing them in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. For Lightroom users, making use of develop presets... The post 230 Free Lightroom Presets You Will Love appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Photography Branding – Positioning Your Business

    Argus
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:52 pm
    The staff at www.BrandingAgency.us.com, a creative branding agency whose purpose is to create lasting, authentic and meaningful relationships between the client’s brands and their target audience, wrote this helpful guest blog post for photographers... The post Photography Branding – Positioning Your Business appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 100+ Can’t-Miss Free Photoshop Actions and Action Sets

    Marc Andre
    12 Jun 2015 | 6:22 am
    Photoshop actions can be a huge time saver for the photo editing process, and they can also help you to achieve looks and effects that you may not know how to accomplish from scratch.... The post 100+ Can’t-Miss Free Photoshop Actions and Action Sets appeared first on The Photo Argus.
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • Portraits: The difference between three common light modifiers by Daniel Norton

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Daniel Norton shows you the difference between three common light modifiers and explains when it is best to use each. Text, image and video via Adorama <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code -->
  • 6 Ways to Hold a Camera for Slow Shutter Speeds and Sharp Images

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:59 am
    Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we need to slow down our shutter speed for a proper exposure. In this video Pye is going to show you 6 ways to hold your camera so you can get sharp images even with slow shutter speeds. He is also going to demonstrate how to get excellent hand held panning shots using the 6 tips we discussed! Article Link: slrlounge.com/school Text and video
  • #streetPhotography: Bigheadtaco vs Kale Friesen. Ricoh GR vs Fujfilm X100T

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:39 am
    Two photographers, two cameras with different lenses but with the same idea. street photography: Kale and I finally were able to meet on the streets of Vancouver and start our actual photo challenge. Kale's weapon of choice is the super awesome Fujifilm X100T, one of the most powerful street cameras around. I decided to go with my Ricoh GR because the combination of lens angle of view (28mm
  • #studioanywhere: Fantastic DIY V-Flat Catchlight by Nick Fancher

    29 Jun 2015 | 11:56 pm
    If something characterizes Nick Fancher is his creativity and his philosophy #studioanywhere. A V-Flat Catchlight is his last project, perfect and simple to use with two speedlights. | | #studioanywhere #catchlight #vflat Una foto publicada por Nick Fancher (@nickfancher) el 26 de Jun de 2015 a la(s) 7:42 PDT Teaser 3/3 of the catchlight rig. #studioanywhere Un vídeo
  • Wedding Photography Tips: Post Production Workflow with Ryan Brenizer

    29 Jun 2015 | 9:04 am
    In this episode of B&H Wedding Tips, professional NYC Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer shares his post production workflow from start to finish. Match Total Exposure Ryan walks us through his best practices including his post wedding media management, Lightroom tips, and tricks to sharing your work with your clients. Skin Editing Tips Ryan Brenizer Photography | ryanbrenizer.com
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    Admiring Light

  • First Impressions: Fujifilm X-T10

    Jordan Steele
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:26 pm
    I just got the new Fuji X-T10 in for review today, and I’ll be shooting with it for the next week or two, getting to know the ins and outs.  For X-T1 owners who are thinking of a smaller, cheaper second body, or for those who like most of what the X-T1 has to offer, but don’t want to spend the money for it, the X-T10 is an intriguing body.  I’ve only had a few hours to shoot with the camera, but I already have some impressions and thoughts that I figured I’d share.  Be sure to check back soon for my full in-depth review. Fujifilm X-T10 In the Hand The first thing…
  • Review: Sony FE 28mm f/2

    Jordan Steele
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Sony’s full frame FE lens lineup is somewhat small, but expanding quite rapidly. While Sony has done a nice job of filling in the gaps of the lineup, one of the downsides to the FE lens lineup has been the relatively high cost of almost all the lenses.  That changes with the addition of the new FE 28mm f/2.  The FE 28mm is a fast wide-angle prime that is compact and offers some versatility with the addition of two conversion lenses.   Let’s dive into the details. The Sony FE 28mm f/2 on the Sony A7 II Construction and Handling The Sony FE 28mm f/2 is a compact lens constructed…
  • Review: Sony 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens (SEL075UWC)

    Jordan Steele
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Alongside the new FE 28mm f/2, Sony released two conversion lenses that attach to the 28mm and turn the combination into a 21mm ultra-wide lens and a 16mm fisheye lens.  Today, I’m reviewing the 21mm ultra-wide conversion lens, otherwise known as the SEL075UWC.  The 21mm conversion lens attaches to the front of the FE 28mm and creates a 21mm f/2.8 lens combination with full autofocus and autoaperture.  EXIF data is passed along as well, so the in-body image stabilization of the A7 II and new A7R II will automatically work at the correct focal length. The 21mm conversion lens retails…
  • Sony Drops the Mic

    Jordan Steele
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:23 am
    Yesterday, Sony surprised almost everyone with the un-leaked announcement of the new Sony A7R II.  Of course many expected an A7R II after Sony updated the original A7 with the A7 II last December.  However, the feeling by many was that Sony would give the A7R II the same treatment it gave the A7 II – similar sensor, added in-body stabilization, new body type.  However, the actual release ended up being so much more. Sony’s new Alpha A7R II What Sony released really is a wake-up call to the entire industry.  Even in the mirrorless space, where companies like Fuji and Olympus…
  • 2015 Memorial Tournament Pro-Am

    Jordan Steele
    7 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    The Memorial Tournament is once again being contested this week at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, just outside of Columbus.  I have shot practice rounds many times over the years when the golfers come in, and it’s generally been a fun time.  I missed last year, so I was excited to get back out to Muirfield and shoot the annual Pro-Am that’s held on the Wednesday before the tournament begins. As I have for most of the years I’ve gone, I shot with entirely manual focus glass.  I very rarely shoot sports, and when I do, it’s almost always golf out here during…