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  • AYP Archives: Natural Lighting Tips – Bob Holmes

    Advancing Your Photography
    Nathaniel Chu
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Who better to get natural lighting tips from than three-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner Bob Holmes. For over 30 years, Holmes has been photographing all over the world and his travel photos have appeared in National Geographic, Departures, and 46 books as the sole photographer. Working outdoors on most of his trips, Holmes is an expert at using natural lighting in his photography; his main tip: be prepared to capture a fantastic shot at any moment. Bob also shares his tips for working with natural lighting:       Key Points Learn to look at light as the…
  • “Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

    Imaging Resource News Page
    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare. German designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker decided to approach the topic of preparing meals a littel differently. For their apty titled series "Recipes," the two chose to display the ingredients of a dish, in the exact quantities... (read more)
  • The Sony RX100 Mark III: All About the Gear

    TWIP
    Frederick
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Sony updates its very popular Sony RX100 Mark III with a new third version. The camera is already being heralded as the best-ever compact or point-and-shoot. But at $800, it’s also the most expensive. The new model touts a cool pop-up electronic viewfinder (EVF) in lieu of a hot shoe, and an excellent new lens that mimics a fast (f/1.8-2.8) mid-rage 24-70mm (full-frame equivalent) zoom. The image quality is great, but at that price, Frederick and Doug ask, “Who’s this for?” The post The Sony RX100 Mark III: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
  • Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog
    Dan Bailey
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens. Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the … Continue reading →
  • First Flight with the Wright Brothers

    In Focus
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft and making the first controlled, powered and sustained flight more than a hundred years ago. The Wright brothers documented much of their early progress in photographs made on glass negatives. Today, the Library of Congress holds many of these…
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    In Focus

  • First Flight with the Wright Brothers

    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Yesterday was National Aviation Day, a holiday established by president Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1939 to celebrate developments in aviation. The date selected was the birth date of aviation pioneer Orville Wright, who, along with his older brother Wilbur, is credited with inventing and building the world's first practical fixed-wing aircraft and making the first controlled, powered and sustained flight more than a hundred years ago. The Wright brothers documented much of their early progress in photographs made on glass negatives. Today, the Library of Congress holds many of these…
  • Liberia Battles Ebola Epidemic

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    In West Africa, more than 2,200 people have contracted Ebola since March, and 1,200 of them have died from the virus. Liberia has suffered the most deaths to date, with teams of undertakers wearing protective clothing now collecting victims from all over the capital of Monrovia. Poor sanitation, close living quarters, and a lack of education have contributed to the spread of the virus. Among some, a belief has grown that the epidemic is a fraud, and that people are dying from other causes, leading to confrontations between citizens and health workers. Burial teams have been turned away while…
  • National Guard Sent to Ferguson, Missouri, After Week of Chaos and Protest

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    Ferguson, Missouri, has been racked by protests since an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last week. Over the weekend, despite calls for peaceful demonstrations by Brown's parents, several protests became violent. Protesters were not only angry about the shooting, but were outraged by the heavy police response to the demonstrations. The militarized tactics taken by Ferguson police were widely criticized, and officials are still struggling to control the situation. On Sunday U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a federal…
  • Photos of the Week: 8/9-8/16

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week's edition features images of the Stromboli volcano, a fashion show in South Sudan, the Little League World Series, wild horses on a Maryland shore, the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and much more, including the passing of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. [35 photos] A man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters on August 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at…
  • Desperate Iraqi Minorities Flee ISIS Attacks

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Much of Iraq is now in chaos, and fighters from the the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are fueling the instability, attacking towns at will and making large gains in territory. Last week, ISIS militants swarmed into several minority villages in northern Iraq, prompting tens of thousands of Yazidis and Christians to flee for their lives during their push toward the Kurdish regional capital of Arbil. Iraq's human rights minister told Reuters that IS militants have killed at least 500 members of Iraq's Yazidi ethnic minority during their offensive. U.S. warplanes bombed ISIS fighters…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Young athletes from around the globe are competing in more than two dozen events in Nanjing, China. The event created by the International Olympic Committee includes traditional opening and closing ceremonies that wrap up on Aug. 28. Many of these same competitors will be vying for spots to represent their countries in Brazil at the 2016 Summer Olympics. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Chun Yin Ryan Choi of Hong Kong (left) and Andrzej Rzadkowski of Poland compete in the Women's Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at the Nanjing International…
  • Pope Francis in South Korea

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Pope Francis wrapped up the first papal visit to Asia in 15 years, urging the divided Koreas to reject suspicion and confrontation and unite as "one family, one people." Francis spent five days in South Korea, meeting some of the country's five million Catholics. Note: if you're interested in the Pope, please check out our upcoming sister site, Crux: Covering all things Catholic. --Thea Breite (23 photos total) Pope Francis and South Korean President Park Geun-hye inspect South Korean honor guards during a welcoming ceremony at the presidential Blue House on August 14, 2014 in Seoul, South…
  • Ferguson Protests

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    There have been a week of protests, some peaceful and some violent, since the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The unrest prompted Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency on Saturday an implement a curfew in the St. Louis suburb. Tensions had flared Friday after police released the name of the officer who fatally shot Brown and named the teen as a suspect in a convenience store robbery that occurred shortly before he was shot. --Lloyd Young (25 photos total) Demonstrators raise their hands and chant "hands up,…
  • Supermoon photographs from around the world

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
    There’s something about moons and photographers. So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph. A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Yesterday’s supermoon did not disappoint. --Thea Breite (15 photos total) Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Daily life: July 2014

    5 Aug 2014 | 9:04 pm
    A look at selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of July. --Leanne Burden Seidel (26 photos total) A man practices capoeira, a Brazilian form of martial arts, on the Futuro beach in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2. Fortaleza is one of many cities hosting World Cup soccer matches this month. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • 'Cities at Night' project puts citizens to work identifying images of Earth

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Got a few minutes to spare? You've got enough time on your hands to help a group of researchers tackle a massive problem. Cities at Night is a project aiming to recruit help from ordinary citizens in classifying images of Earth at night taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. An effort of Universidad Complutense de Madrid staff and students, their main goal is to better understand and reduce light pollution. See how you can help
  • Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby's Optic Swap System and is also available now. Read more
  • Google Photo Sphere now available for iOS

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Google's Photo Sphere feature for capturing 360° spheric panoramas was launched in 2012 with the camera app in Android 4.2. Since then it has only been available for devices running Google's mobile OS - until now. The Photo Sphere team at Google has just launched a version for Apple's iOS devices, dramatically increasing the potential user base of its app. Read more
  • Samsung NX3000 real-world samples

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    The Samsung NX3000 is a rangefinder-style mirrorless interchangeable lens camera that sports a 20.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a 3" flip-up LCD, 5 fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi with NFC. We took delivery of an NX3000 recently and we've been out shooting with it and the 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 power zoom lens to see how it performs in the real world. Click through for a link to our gallery. 
  • Metz Mecablitz 64 AF-1 flagship flash unit gets US announcement and pricing

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Previously introduced on its European website, Metz has announced its new flagship model the Mecablitz 64 AF-1 in the US market. It's the most powerful flash in that manufacturer's lineup with a guide number of 64 at ISO 100 and a zoom range covering 24-200mm focal lengths, and will be available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Panasonic and Pentax cameras. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Free Expo Pass for Photoshop World Las Vegas If you can’t attend the full three-day training conference, you can still take part in the Free Expo that’s headed for Las Vegas in a couple of weeks. Check out the show floor, packed with free classes, product demos, and exclusive show specials from the hottest names in the industry. The Expo hits Vegas September 3-5 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Register now for your free pass! Photographing Motion Indoors with Joe McNally This class is all about different ways of capturing motion with a still camera in an indoor…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Jason Groupp!

    Brad Moore
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Photos by Peter HurleyHowdy folks! I hope you’re having a great summer! Here in NYC I feel like we’ve had a bit more rain than in the past, but all in all it’s been a very pleasant season, albeit a fast one! I feel like we were just celebrating Memorial Day, and now I’m suddenly busy preparing for Photoshop World in just a few weeks! Yikes! If you come see me speak, I promise to fill your head with loads of information about OCF (Off Camera Flash) geekiness, but today I’m going to talk to you about that moving target we call the work/life balance. So if you’re here today to learn…
  • Why Isn’t There a Photo Walk In My City?

    Scott Kelby
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Here’s our “Week One” update (the official launch was just one week ago):So far we have 564 walks already planned all around the world. (you can see some of the cities that created walks just this weekend, listed above). What an amazing start!!! Also, a big high-five to everyone who has been kicking in the requested $1 donation to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. They’ve never needed your help more, and we’re indebted to you for helping (especially to those who have kicked in $50 to make sure everyone in your local walk was covered — how cool is…
  • How Photographers Can Turn Their DSLR Videos Clips Into Movies in Just 5 Minutes (using, believe it not, just Photoshop)

    Scott Kelby
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    This is a short clip from an episode of “The Grid” (hosted by RC and me) that has gotten a ton of buzz, mostly because so many Photoshop users had no idea that Photoshop could even do this (I think it’s the best-kept secret in Photoshop).We start a five minute timer, and even with me messing up the first step and literally having to close and restart Photoshop and start over, we still comfortably got all seven steps completed in five minutes. You’ll be stunned at how easy this is, because we’re using a photography application that lets us create video, instead…
  • A Recipe for Creating an Epic-Looking Shot

    Scott Kelby
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:12 pm
    Above: Here’s the final image. Click on it so you can see it larger (it makes it much more epic). Now, you’ll notice I didn’t see “the” recipe — I said “a” recipe (because there are many), but this is one I use again and again, in lots of different situations, that’s surprisingly quick and easy to pull off. But first, a behind-the-scenes shot (below).Above: Here’s a behind-the-scenes shot. My camera is down low on a Gitzo tripod with the legs splayed out wide about as far as they can go. I’m shooting tethered into the laptop…
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    ShootTokyo

  • The Sony A7s

    Dave
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Last week I finally got the Sony A7s for shooting video.  I posted my first video on my ShootTokyo YouTube Channel.  It isn’t perfect but it wasn’t meant to be.  I am going to learn to shoot video and share it (mistakes and all) on YouTube Channel so feel free to follow along. I am still figuring out what I want to do with my channel but I expect it will be a mix of shooting scenes around Tokyo, stopping and interviewing people, some Vlogs of me talking to the camera, some reviews of my gear and some hangouts on air talking about photography.   I just posted up my first Vlog…
  • Failure is not an option

    Dave
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:52 pm
    I recently picked up the Sony A7S as I want to start experimenting with video.  It is a very cool camera.  I’ll post up a series of photos soon.   For now I am playing with video.  I was debating internally if I should go and shoot a bunch of video become very proficient at editing videos before posting anything.   Then decided I would put up whatever my skills let me create.  You can come along the journey with me as I am learning, making mistakes, and hopefully improving.   I hope you like what you see.  Here is my first video… Unfortunately the topic is on the delay of…
  • Meeting Ami Yamato

    Dave
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    In this day and age there are a lot of people that you know from online that you haven’t met in real life.   It is just the way the world works and is so interconnected now.  I was so excited this week to bump into one of my favorite people from the web – Ami Yamato.    She walked by me and I instantly knew it was her.  I was surprised to see her in Tokyo as she moved to London years ago. If you don’t know Ami she is well known on YouTube for making amazing and clever videos or as she puts it ‘I make videos that confuse people’.   I have been watching them…
  • It’s all coming together

    Dave
    2 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    It has been a busy couple of months for me.   It is hard to describe how busy I have been.   I have little time for basically everything. I was able to meet up with my friends Lui and Richard at a Happy Hour last week.  It is always good to see them.  I first met Richard while out shooting in Shibuya night after the earthquake in 2011.    I later met Lui at TEDxTokyo.  I was friends with both of them on Facebook but it took me a while to realize they were a couple. They are typical overachievers; Richard runs a very successful design studio called imageMILL.   They are producing my…
  • Last Week

    Dave
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    I have been getting up super early to avoid the head and crowds on the train to work.   I am getting to work so early I sometimes arrive before Starbucks opens… I enjoy the quiet peaceful commutes to the office.    Nothing particularly special has been going on the past few weeks.  I have just been super busy getting up to speed at my new job. Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0 Nice quiet roads to listen to music while I walk to the office.  I enjoyed crowds of Tokyo but not when it is so hot out. I love that my train station has a PR Board.
 
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    PhotographyTalk.com

  • Pros and Cons of Studio Photography

    19 Aug 2014 | 6:32 pm
    Studio photography is the art of manipulating lights. It is vastly done for a number of commercial shoots such as advertisements, products, food and portraits. Shooting in the studio allows the photographer to have creative control of all elements in order to attain a precise shot. A studio is also a great space to experiment on lighting and different settings. Over the years, studio photography has been easier for photographers to offer to clients, as equipment has become more and more affordable. Shooting in the studio has its advantages and disadvantages, but it all boils down to the type…
  • 8 Things to Look Out for When Buying a Second Hand Lens

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:20 am
    You just bought a camera body and you are considering a used lens because of your budget constraints. Don’t be afraid, not all second hand items are in bad shape. Here are some things to look out for when buying lenses that are used.    1. Find a reputable seller or reseller Amazon, eBay and Craigslist are some of the websites that has lots of 2nd hand gear to choose from. Just be sure to check the feedback and reviews of a seller's account before actually purchasing the item, just to be sure. If possible, avoid shipping the item if you are not sure about the seller. It is better…
  • 71 of the Most Hilarious Derpy Animal Faces

    16 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    DERPics are photos capturing embarrassing and awkward looks. Derpy human pictures can be borderline funny and pathetic. But derpy animal faces are always hysterical. Here are 71 photos of the best animal DERPics:   "YOLO!" http://www.eatliver.com/derpy-pets/   "Something doesn’t smell right?" http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/04/derpy-animals/   "What? I’m adopted?" http://www.eatliver.com/derpy-pets/   "Dude, you need mints!" http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/04/derpy-animals/   "Is there something on my teeth?" http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/04/derpy-animals/…
  • The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Camera: A Timeless Retro Look with Four Thirds Muscle

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    What the Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera offered many photographers when it was introduced during early 2012 was an elegant merging of the nostalgia of the rangefinder camera design and the latest Four Thirds technology. Many photographers mistaken it for a simple updating of the well established OM models, but soon learned that that wasn't the case, as the OM-D models were developed to be a standalone line of cameras. What photographers also discovered was that the Olympus OM-D E-M5 was an amalgamation of what Olympus had been doing right with many of its cameras. The OM-D E-M5 has plenty of…
  • Improve Your Photography by Shooting with the Mamiya 645 AFD Medium-Format Camera

    11 Aug 2014 | 12:51 pm
    In a world of Four Thirds, APS-C and full-frame DSLR cameras, featuring all the latest bells and whistles, it may seem strange, even bizarre, to suggest that any photographer who is serious about improving his or her skills and images should consider shooting with the Mamiya 645 AFD SLR medium-format camera, which was first introduced in the US during December 2001. The original Mamiya 645 AF was the company’s first autofocus camera. Many photography instructors have discovered that their students have benefited from the better resolution and quality of the medium-format sensor size,…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • AYP Archives: Natural Lighting Tips – Bob Holmes

    Nathaniel Chu
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Who better to get natural lighting tips from than three-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner Bob Holmes. For over 30 years, Holmes has been photographing all over the world and his travel photos have appeared in National Geographic, Departures, and 46 books as the sole photographer. Working outdoors on most of his trips, Holmes is an expert at using natural lighting in his photography; his main tip: be prepared to capture a fantastic shot at any moment. Bob also shares his tips for working with natural lighting:       Key Points Learn to look at light as the…
  • AYP Archives: Wedding Photography Tips – Anna Kuperberg

    Nathaniel Chu
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Beginning her career as a photojournalist, Anna Kuperberg has been shooting photography and doing editorials for over two decades. Her notoriety comes from her astounding wedding, children, and dog photographs, all in which she claims to have fallen in love with. Currently, Kuperberg resides in San Francisco and believes that the most interesting things are the differences between people. She joins us on Advancing Your Photography to share her tips:     Key Points: Really be interested and curious– be open Be in the moment See how people really interact with each other In…
  • AYP Insider: Women In Sports

    Lam Nguyen
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    “These days, the girls are hitting it as hard and heavy as the boys are.” “It’s a great thing to see. I’m use to seeing mostly men out here on the driving range so when I spot a woman blasting away, I like to give her a tip of the hat,” says Lam Nguyen, one of our resident photogs. “When I’m not out with the AYP  crew risking life and limbs, I like to unwind on a golf course or an ice hockey rink. More and more, I’m seeing women and girls smacking some golf balls or carving up some ice. It’s refreshing.” For the latter, we’re not just talking…
  • Hunter Freeman: Advertisement Photography Tips

    Nathaniel Chu
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Hunter Freeman found his passion for photography at a very young age. As a child, he worked as an assistant in his father’s darkroom doing all manner of photography related tasks, such as developing, printing, designing, etc…. Having grown up in New York, Freeman was never short of subjects or inspiration and spent his youth shooting in the big apple. After college, he moved to the West Coast and now resides in the San Francisco are. He has received numerous honors and awards for his photography and has worked with large clients such as Toyota and Yahoo!. In part two of our…
  • What the heck is AYP anyway?

    Marc Silber
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Simple: It’s about helping you advance as a photographer, no matter what level you are. As with learning any art form, photography is a life-long process of advancing. We’re always finding out something new and being exposed to professional photographers of all genres helps us see new viewpoints, acquire skills and be inspired. Our mission with AYP is to connect you with professional photographers who pass along their photography tips  & inspiration in our ever growing YouTube channel, coupled with camera reviews and tips from brands we trust– all combined as a…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The New and Improved Flickr

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

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

    Thomas Hawk
    8 Jun 2014 | 6:37 am
    Homestead Restaurant Address: 4029, Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 Phone:(510) 420-6962 Menu: homesteadoakland.com Tried Homestead Restaurant on Piedmont Avenue last night with @mrsth. Highly recommended. The restaurant has great light with an open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. The menu changes daily. The squid, duck and horchata ice cream were my favorites. Here’s what we had: date night. Great open air kitchen where you can watch the chefs work. First course, spicy pepperoni and meat plate. First course, little gems, avocado, fried onions, buttermilk dressing Second…
  • 20 Cool Things You Can Do With Nik Software’s New Analog Efex Pro 2

    Thomas Hawk
    26 May 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I’ve been playing around with Nik Software’s new Analog Efex Pro 2 photo processing software (brought to you by the good folks at Google) all weekend long and I’m super impressed. The purist film photographers out there are probably going to hate this new software, but for you digital photographers who dig an analog look and feel, you are going to love this. I shot film exclusively for about 15 years before switching to digital in the early 2000s. While there is an absolute undeniable romance with rolling your own film, hanging out in a darkroom with your college girlfriend,…
  • Live Google+ Hangout at 10AM PST This Morning About How to Maximize Your Photos Through Social Media

    Thomas Hawk
    10 May 2014 | 9:08 am
    The Smoothest Dude Alive, Daniel Krieger. My good friend Daniel Krieger (aka smoothdude), along with MacPhun’s Laurie Rubin, and I will host a live G+ hangout this morning talking about ways to promote your photography through social media. We’ll record the episode to my youtube account as well in case you can’t make it live and want to watch later. Come join the show here if you can make it.
 
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    SkipCohenUniversity

  • It's the Challenges That Make Us Stronger

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    A classic old proverb: "Smooth seas don't make skillful sailors!" I know I've been knocking around this industry longer than many of you and very few of you know much about my background. While I often write about this being one of the most fun chapters of my career, it hasn't always been smooth sailing. There was one year at Polaroid that I interviewed for 63 different jobs through their internal job-posting system. I was trying to get out of research and into a supervisory position. I was turned down for 62 of them! Then, when I finally landed what I thought was the perfect job, I was…
  • A Not So Old Photography Classic

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    In another blog, far far way, I shared this video after stumbling across it on YouTube. While it's been out there for at least two years, I'm betting most of you never saw it. I don't know who to even give credit to - since there's so little information given. (Note: When I posted this earlier, I didn't have the information about the talent behind "Fauxtographor". Thanks to my buddy, Brian Malloy in Boston, he knew the artists. Fauxtographer was produced in 2012, directed and shot by photographer and filmmaker, Richard Esposito of http://www.caprisio.com. It starred Robert Norman…
  • Coming up: The Fourth Quarter Countdown - Seasonality in Photography

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    The days are flying by! Ever feel like you're trapped in an old movie, with the hands of the clock spinning? Knowing that time is your most valuable commodity, what are you doing to make the most of fourth quarter seasonality, especially in marketing opportunities?Let's start with my favorite - your own holiday card! I've written at least a half dozen posts on the subject over the last few years, usually starting right now, as the summer comes to a close.As a professional photographer, it's one of your very best opportunities to promote your work, holiday spirit and brand. NO PROFESSIONAL…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections: Time-out!

    17 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    When we were kids we could kill hours just lying on our backs in the grass and looking at the shapes of the clouds. We just didn't know it was a life-lesson we needed to hang on to. It's Sunday morning and I'm pondering life and sharing a thought about relationships and stress.  I know I've written about this in the past, but that's the fun of going off-track on Sundays. "Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness." George MacDonald Having absolutely no plans last night, we headed out to try a new restaurant in town and had a wonderful evening, but it wasn't…
  • Photographers who are on the right track, just need to keep moving!

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    © Giuseppe Porzani - Fotolia.com "Even if you are on the right track, You’ll get run over if you just sit there. "Will Rogers Earlier this week I tweeted the above quote and it wound up getting a great response. It's become one of my favorites, because so many of you have great ideas. You're building your business and absolutely on the "right track", but then something happens. You start to question what you're doing, stall and lose your momentum. Then you procrastinate and it becomes even harder to build up speed again. In the mean time, you take a step backwards and start…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Waiting in Kuala Lumpur

    Trey Ratcliff
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Feel free to come vote for me! USA Today is doing a Travel Photography Blog poll – come vote por favor! Behind The Scenes Video Here’s the video that I recently shot while I got stuck in that airport! Daily Photo – Waiting in Kuala Lumpur This is one of the couples I photographed while waiting in KLIA. I really enjoy shooting in airports, so this is why I was happy for the long layover. I really liked their colors, their stripes, and their position. Waiting in Kuala Lumpur Tweet m Photo Information Date Taken CameraILCE-7R Camera MakeSony Exposure Time1/60 Aperture ISO320…
  • Dallas PhotoWalk Announced!

    Trey Ratcliff
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Dallas Photowalk Get the Latest Event Details here and RSVP! Dallas PhotoWalk! 7 PM – Everyone is welcome! Where: Outside the Winspear Opera House Time/Date: 7 PM on Friday, September 5 Cost: Free! Prizes: Yes! Hashtag: #TRDallasPhotoWalk Afterparty: 9 PM at the Angry Dog in Deep Ellum Come one, come all! This will be a great event and a great celebration of photography. I grew up in Dallas, so I’m looking forward to coming back. This will be after Burning Man, so there is no telling what kind of condition I will be in. Have low expectations! haha… It’s a…
  • An Amazing Night in Milford and a New eBook on Flatbooks

    Trey Ratcliff
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    New eBook – Photographing Children Naturally We recently published a new book over on Flatbooks called Photographing Children Naturally. Portraiture can be challenging itself, and sometimes even more difficult when working with children. This new eBook by Cheryl Machat Dorskind helps you sort everything out, from selecting your gear to setting it up to keeping track of your client work. She’ll also be interviewed on This Week in Photo next Tuesday, so make sure you tune in!. We’ve also pulled together a list of a few other books focusing on portraiture that you can check out…
  • Four Seasons Marrakech

    Trey Ratcliff
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    More from Morocco Don’t forget you can click on “Morocco” up just above this area to see all the photos from my recent 3-week trip to Morocco. I love that place so much! Daily Photo – Four Seasons Marrakech Isn't this a civilized place to have a glass of wine at the end of the day in Marrakech, Morocco? I certainly think so! I was still taking photos, processing, and watching the amazing evening. In fact, I was so excited about taking this photo, that I immediately moved it over to my laptop and processed it. What an amazing evening… I think one of the best…
  • Front Row Seat at The Buddha

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Are you caught up on Game of Thrones? I’m curious if you watch Game of Thrones. I now know a lot of people that aren’t even into fantasy fiction that are totally into that show! I’ve read the books and loved them… but also loving the show! Daily Photo – Front Row Seat at The Buddha This turned out to be one of the coolest areas of the Tanzhe Temple in near Beijing. This room is full of hundreds of little statues, each of which were purchased and a simulacrum of the once-living so they could be close to Buddha in the afterlife. Each one was bright and shiny and…
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    Improve Photography

  • 11 Essential Tips for Shooting a Night Landscape

    Rusty Parkhurst
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:18 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Generally speaking, after the sun goes down, most photographers pack up their gear and head inside. After all, the good light has passed and it’s time to relax after a long day. Admittedly, I’ve been guilty of doing this very thing on many occasions, as the lure of the comfortable couch or easy chair is quite enticing as the daylight fades away. However, with the setting of the sun and the onset of night comes a great opportunity to try some different photographic…
  • New Lens or New Camera Body?

    Terence Fominaya
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I often get approached by friends who are interested in “getting a nice camera.” I always suggest we sit down and talk about the type of photography they are interested in. We also talk about budget. Some of you may be in the position of getting your first DSLR, others may be more serious photographers looking for an upgrade. If you have some money burning in your pocket and you’re trying to decide whether to get a new camera or a new lens, I’m hoping I can help…
  • Landscape Photography with Top Landscape Photographer Ian Plant [IP77]

    Jim Harmer
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode I sit down (digitally) with someone who I consider one of the top landscape photographers in the world–Ian Plant. Ian travels the world taking breathtaking photos of landscapes and write about them on his popular website. What’s in this episode How to forget about the location and focus on the moment–one of Ian’s secrets to great landscapes Why Ian doesn’t use a camera bag at all for hiking with his gear How to take great landscapes…
  • Seeing Photography Differently [IP76]

    Jim Harmer
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. In this episode I sit down with Mike Miceli, a full-time photographer and listener of the podcast.  Mike shares five tips for learning to see photography in a new way to break out of a creative rut. What’s in this episode How changing your lens can help you to see things differently How FORGETTING the moment can produce better pictures than trying to capture it Doodads of the week Doodads of the week Mike: Godox (Neewer) TT850  Lithium Ion powered flash and the FT16…
  • Best Macro Lenses: Unbiased Review of 8 Lenses

    Jim Harmer
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I have read countless reviews online of macro lenses, but the problem with all of them is that they only have one lens on hand.  That makes it pretty impossible for photographers to know which option is the best bang for the buck. I purchased 8 different options for macro photography, so in this test we’ll be reviewing extension tubes vs. dedicated macro lenses vs. close focus filters vs. bellows vs. a reverse ring.  Let’s do this! Ready for Pinterest! Spoiler…
 
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    TWIP

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear

    Frederick
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Panasonic has just released the latest in their eight-year series of “bridge cameras” — the Lumix FZ1000. It’s as easy to use as a point-and-shoot but the size of a small DSLR because of its 16x zoom. Who’s this camera for, asks Frederick? For almost anyone, answers Doug. The image quality is good and the image stabilization is terrific. Combined with fast autofocus, 4k video (from which you can extract 8MP stills) and that 16x zoom and you have a camera that can be used for a wide range of tasks. The post Panasonic Lumix FZ1000: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
  • TWiP 373 – Monkey Business

    Bruce
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Dan Ablan & Syl Arena This week on TWiP… When a monkey takes a photo… who owns it? New Zealand newspaper uses a Facebook photo without permission… and it’s the WRONG photo! Adam Carolla won’t let a podcast patent troll drop their suit against him Links Mentioned in This Episode Can animals create copyrightable works of art? Newspaper makes an appalling mistake using a photograph from Facebook Adam Carolla won’t let company drop podcast patent infringement case Sync speed and mirrorless cameras Picks of the Week Dan:…
  • Sync Speed and Mirrorless Cameras

    Frederick
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:33 pm
    All About the Gear host Doug Kaye goes in-depth on a listener question: “I have a question for the gearheads in the crowd. Why does the Sony A7 have a sync speed of only 1/250 of a second? I gather it must still have a curtain shutter but I can’t understand why any modern CMOS sensor needs a mechanical shutter. Any ideas?” I wish it was a simple question with a short answer! Actually, there are two questions in there, and while they’re related, they’re not the same. The first is, “Why is the a7′s sync speed no faster than 1/20 second?” The…
  • TWiP 372 – A Plethora of Pixels

    Bruce
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    Audio MP3Audio MP3 Host: Frederick Van Johnson Guests:  Sara France & Martin Bailey This week on TWiP… Flickr announces new licensing experience Google making plans to separate photos from Google+ Zack Arias takes a real world look at crop vs. full-frame Links Mentioned in This Episode Flickr announces a new licensing experience Google planning to separate photos from Google+ Zack Arias takes a real world look at crop sensor vs. full-frame debate Martin’s podcast about Art Storefronts Stripe payment system availability Picks of the Week Sara: Ultimate Lightroom 4 Workflow…
  • The Sony RX100 Mark III: All About the Gear

    Frederick
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Sony updates its very popular Sony RX100 Mark III with a new third version. The camera is already being heralded as the best-ever compact or point-and-shoot. But at $800, it’s also the most expensive. The new model touts a cool pop-up electronic viewfinder (EVF) in lieu of a hot shoe, and an excellent new lens that mimics a fast (f/1.8-2.8) mid-rage 24-70mm (full-frame equivalent) zoom. The image quality is great, but at that price, Frederick and Doug ask, “Who’s this for?” The post The Sony RX100 Mark III: All About the Gear appeared first on TWiP.
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  • Goodbye to a friend: Uwe Steinmueller - 8/8/14

    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
      This is a sad and difficult post to write; I just learned yesterday that my friend Uwe Steinmueller passed away from a heart attack, back on the 8th of this month. I can't even remember the first time I met Uwe, but it was at least 10 years ago, at some camera-company event introducing a new model. I subsequently saw him at many similar events and trade shows over the years, and counted him as a friend, although we saw each other only infrequently. Uwe was a person I was always glad to see. Regardless of whatever might have been... (read more)
  • Pentax 645Z First Shots: Medium-format, maximum image quality—is it time to clean our Still Life scene?

    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:56 pm
        If image quality is a prime consideration for your own photographic endeavors, we have a new camera in our lab right now that will make your heart flutter: the Pentax 645Z. The original Pentax 645D, which made its debut in late 2010, has been our de facto standard for high image quality ever since we first tested it. In fact, its test shots of our Still Life target have served us on many occasions when comparing other cameras' image quality. Instead of walking into our lab to peer closely at the test target, we've just pulled up... (read more)
  • Nikon issues service advisory about “bright spots” in D810 photos

    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Uh-oh. It appears that Nikon is having trouble with the sensor in one of its cameras again. After the D600 sensor spot issue which brought much heat upon the digital camera manufacturer, Nikon now seems to have issues with the sensor inside the D810 which, reportedly, produces "bright spots" in photos under certain conditions. According to a recently published service advisory, some users of the D810 reported bright spots appearing in photos taken at long exposure times or at an image area setting of 1.2x (30x20). Nikon admits that the problem exists, and... (read more)
  • “Recipes” photo series captures ingredients floating in mid-air

    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Cookbooks usually all follow a similar recipe (pun intended). In the vast majority of cases, they consist of more or less professionally taken images of dishes, along with a list of ingredients and a set of instruction on how to prepare them. Alternative approaches to this classic way of illustrating recipes are rare. German designer Nora Luther and photographer Pavel Becker decided to approach the topic of preparing meals a littel differently. For their apty titled series "Recipes," the two chose to display the ingredients of a dish, in the exact quantities... (read more)
  • Adobe publishes “quick guide” on how to transfer Aperture data to Lightroom

    fe@efixmedia.de
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Back in June during its annually World Wide Developer Conference, Apple not only showcased iOS 8 and OS X 10.10, but also later announced that it would be discontinuing iPhoto and Aperture in favor of the new cross-platform Photos app. Unless Photos will be a viable replacement for Aperture, serious photographers as well as professionals may have to switch to an alternative workflow. Out of all the RAW developers that are out there, Adobe's Lightroom is probably the most widely used. And with the ongoing Photoshop CC + Lightroom bundle deal for... (read more)
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    Joe Philipson

  • Wall Therapy 2014

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

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

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

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

    Joe Philipson
    23 Jun 2014 | 12:46 pm
    My family (Father, Stepmother, Brother) came out to visit me for my graduation ceremony at RIT. I never get to see any of them, and I especially never get to see them in my element. So I got to take them out to some places around Rochester and made some photographs of them. I don’t really have many pictures of my family. Photography was a thing that sprouted in me later when I was already out of the home.  
 
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    The Luminous Landscape - What's New

  • 19 August, 2014 - Tribute To Uwe Steinmueller & Digital Zone System

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:44 am
    Today Alain Briot shares a tribute to recently departed friend and fellow website master that many of have known for years Uwe Steinmueller.  We are deeply saddened by Uwe passing and thank Alain for helping us remember the good times and contributions made by Uwe. We also share today and article by Christopher Schneiter - The Digital Zone System.  Christopher writes on the concept of how the analog idea of a zone system can be equated to digital photography today. Rockhopper Workshops, the exclusive provider of photography workshops for Luminous-Landscape is presently running a…
  • 15 August, 2014 - The Luminous Endowment Grows

    15 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    We launched the Luminous Endowment on August 1 and it has received wide attention and enthusiastic support. The number of applications from photographers around the world increases every day. Clearly there is a need in the photographic community for financial support for worthwhile projects, and it is our intention in the months and years ahead to finance as many of these as possible. Why not visit our new site and find out more? But we need your financial support to make these grants possible. Please visit The Endowment, spend a few minutes finding out who…
  • 13, August 2014, - Don Burrell - Our First Masters Video

    13 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Things are getting very exciting at Luminous-Landscape.  We have a lot of projects in the works.  In addition to the workshops that we are announcing and running, we have been writing articles and producing a number of new and different videos. As our industry moves rapidly to a total digital environment we leave behind our heritage of film and analog photography.  As part of a number of new video series, we proudly offer up the first of a series of videos where we sit down and talk with The Masters.  These are the men and women who have been in this industry and watched…
  • 11, August, 2014 - Michael Is Returning To Antarctica!

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
      We have two photographic expeditions to Antarctica this coming winter, January 26 – February 4, 2015 and January 31 – February 9, 2015. These will be lead by Kevin Raber and five of the world's greatest instructor / photographers; Art Wolfe, Christian Fletcher, Charlie Cramer, Joe Cornish. Katrin Eismann and Jackie Ranken. Now, due to a change of scheduling, Michael Reichmann is able to join both expeditions as instructor and traveling companion, his fifth and sixth voyages to Antarctica. If you've always wanted to work with Michael, and wish to do so on a photographic trip…
  • 10, August, 2014 - Svalbard Double Header

    10 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
      It’s been ten days since returning from a fantastic back to back workshop in Svalbard, Land Of The Polar Bear.  As we do with many of our workshops we would like to share the adventure and journey.  We have now posted the Svalbard 2014 - The High Arctic and hope you will take the time to enjoy reliving the adventure with us.  Peter Cox also has included some amazing footage made from his drone that will give you a perspective that you couldn’t see otherwise. Check back tomorrow when we make a special announcement about our upcoming 2015 Antarctica Back to…
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    The Online Photographer

  • 8/20/14 The Morning Coffee: Music on the Radio

    Michael Johnston
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    A Daisy BB gun. It fires tiny metal balls so weakly that you can seetheir flight through the air and watch the arc of their trajectoryas gravity pulls them quickly to earth. A Good Morning to you— XM Radio got cut off in my car the other day—I'd forgotten to re-up—so no more jazz, temporarily. I was forced to listen to (shudder) FM. The horror, the horror. Time was when this wasn't allowed, but now there are giant conglomerates that control thousands of radio stations. Everything on them is calculated and focus-group tested and computer-controlled, with anodyne disc jockeys…
  • 8/19/14 The Morning Coffee: Stylist's in Trubba!

    Michael Johnston
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    John Camp sent me this. It's a promo shot for the popular show "Downton Abbey," which is set in the 1920s. At least a couple of people got into trouble for this photograph, though—the person whose job it is to make sure the set is clean, and the person who vetted the shot for release as a promo. I don't know what the former are called in television, but on photography sets the person is called the stylist. It's the stylist's job to make sure that everything's in order and everything and everyone looks nice once they're on set. I had very limited…
  • 8/18/14 Morning Coffee

    Michael Johnston
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Untitled (doglegs) A good morning to you— Quite an interesting day yesterday and not for any reason I could have foreseen, but having to do with whether people could see my shoe in the JPEG of the picture above where I intended the frame to be solid black. (You can't see it any more.) One thing that did occur to me was that although my monitor is calibrated, my eyes might not be—I've noticed in recent years that my dark tone discrimination when driving at night is getting worse and worse. Maybe some of you are seeing the shoe because you've got better eyes than I. I did…
  • Open Mike II: Stress!

    Michael Johnston
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    I don't know how far to drill down into this subject, but boy, am I under stress this week. I do not deal with stress well. Never have. When I taught high school, a field trip was enough to send me into mild panic state. Responsible for thirty children—other peoples' children—me? Something had clearly gone awry in arrangements. The kids would of course be fine out in the big world, but I'd be a Woody-Allen-level neurotic mess, fantasizing kidnappers, pederasts, terrorists, and sundry open manhole covers—and what the heck, meteors—and coming back three or four short in…
  • Sunday Open Mike: Evolution of a Picture

    Michael Johnston
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:33 pm
    We all hunt down photographs in our own inimitable ways. No one's right and no one's wrong. Walker Evans would work all day and expose six sheets of film; Pete Turner was once photographed reclining on a mountain of his discarded slides. It's up to every individual how they work, how they do things. Over the years, however, I've noticed that I have a pretty clear pattern. Most of the time. My friend Kim Kirkpatrick once said something that always stuck with me—he said that he sometimes knows when he's at a place that there's a photograph "there…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • Spotlight on Acadia

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen invites you to join Lester Picker for our Acadia National Park Photography Adventure this October. Les Picker spent ten years in Maine and did his graduate research in Acadia National Park. Few people anywhere know the park as well as he does. Combine his photographic knowledge with his detailed knowledge of the park and you have a recipe for a fantastic photography event.
  • Contest congratulations - June winners

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the June Contests. Congratulations to our members who submitted the images in our composite key. Scroll down to find links to the original entries, along with explanations behind the photographs and an overall look at the competition.
  • Giant September curriculum ahead from Nikonians Academy

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    September is a big month for workshops, with some of the most popular curriculum items in the lead. Richard Hulbert brings his 4-day Urban and Street Photography Workshop to Houston and San Antonio in the coming month. This workshop series is designed to improve your photography regardless of whether you consider picture taking a hobby, or you are a serious enthusiast, or a professional photographer, or earn your living as a member of the global real estate, design, and construction industries.
  • Leading lines contest congrats

    5 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the Best of 2014 Contest Segment 2. The theme was "Leading Lines."Congratulations to Joshua A. Williams (Kidsthehall45) from Chicago, USA, with his winning image titled Two-Toned S-Curve
  • The Nikon D810 is impressive

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    In this article, Rick Walker summarizes his first impressions of the new and highly anticipated Nikon D810 and enthusiastically states that it is "the best general purpose camera he has ever used." How does the new model compare to the D800E? Read more and find out.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Unified Color and Promote Systems Partner to Offer Complete HDR Solution for Professional Photographers

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    Tweet Photographers can now save $100 when they purchase the ultimate software pairing in the capture and post-production of HDR images, Promote® Remote Control and HDR Expose 3 software As a location-based architectural photographer, I depend on these two products to produce HDR images without extensive lighting setups. Houston, TX and Belmont, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Promote Systems and Unified Color Technologies, the experts in high dynamic range (HDR) imaging, today announced the availability of an exciting new bundle of the Promote® Remote Control and HDR Expose 3 software.
  • Lensbaby Announces Availability of New Sweet Spot Lens for Mobile and Sweet 50 Optic for DLSR, Mirrorless and Motion Picture Cameras

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Tweet PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lensbaby, one of the world’s leading makers of creative-effects camera lenses, today announced the availability of the LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices. The LM-10, which allows users to create Lensbaby’s signature “sweet spot” depth-of-field look on an iOS or Android phone, was originally introduced in April via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The lens is now available for purchase online through Lensbaby.com and at authorized retail locations worldwide. Today the company also announced the Sweet 50, a 50mm…
  • Customize your iPhone with Thrilling Ringtones From The Great Kat — World’s Fastest Guitar/Violin Virtuoso

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:20 am
    Tweet August 14, 2014, NY, NY — The Great Kathttp://www.greatkat.comand MVD Entertainment Group announced today that iTunes is today premiering ringtones from The Great Kat, legendary Juilliard grad violin virtuoso turned fastest guitar shredder in the world. The Great Kat Ringtones are available immediately on your iPhone, to download:• Go to the iTunes Store on your iPhone.• Search for “Great Kat.”• Download your favorite Great Kat ShredClassical Ringtones, including:o Beethoven’s “5th Symphony”o “The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee”o Vivaldi’s…
  • Paper Shoot Produces the World’s Only Paper Camera Designed Specifically for Kids

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    Tweet TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Taiwanese entrepreneur George Lin was born into a traditional Taiwanese family. As the youngest of six children, he grew up in humble circumstances and never got the chance to enjoy more expensive items, like cameras. In fact, as Lin grew up, he had only a few childhood photos, most of which were of poor quality. He would watch enviously as other people would flip through their own photo albums or pose for family portraits. One day, he told himself, I will change all of this! In July of 2013, George Lin’s dream came true when…
  • CANON AND LITTLE LEAGUE®ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH “THE GREAT WALL OF FANDOM” UTILIZING CANON PIXMA PRINTERS AND CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AT THE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® WORLD SERIES

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Tweet MELVILLE, N.Y., August 13, 2014— Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a multi-year partnership with the Little League International, which kicks off with the “Print to the Little League Baseball World Series” event in South Williamsport, PA. From today through the end of the tournamenton August 24, baseball fans from around the world can utilize Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions and cloud technology to share photos and words of encouragement printed on-site to create “The Great Wall of Fandom.” With the new…
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    Photofocus

  • Featured Photo by Jamie-Leigh Bissett

    MelissaNiu
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Editor’s Note: Each week we’ll be featuring members of the Photofocus community.  Part of our New Year’s resolution is to focus on new and emerging talent.  As such, Melissa Niu will personally select images from our readers and feature them here on Photofocus. The image is called “Smoke on the Water”. It was taken just before sunrise on Aug. 8, in Londontowne, Maryland. Camera settings:  f/13, shutter 4.0, ISO 200   To see more of Jamie’s work, go to  www.MultipleExposuresPhotography.com or follow on Facebook: Multiple Exposures If you would like your…
  • Is the Retrospective 7 by Think Tank My New Favorite Accessory?

    MelissaNiu
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Photo by Mykii Liu   My buddy, Mykii Liu, did a review on the Retrospective 5 which was a fairly positive review. The bag seems stylish and trendy enough to fit the needs of the every day photographer.  But what if we stepped it up a notch with the Retrospective 7?  The 7 has an additional pocket in the back for a small Mac Book Air or an iPad which works perfectly for my needs. So when I received the bag,  my first question was simply personal.  Is Retrospective 7 a man’s bag or can it fit into my highly superficial need to look/feel stylish?  …
  • Using Panning to Add Motion To Your Photos

    Brian Matiash
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’re like me, you’re constantly trying to think of different ways to infuse creativity within your photos. This is especially true if I’m returning to a place that I’ve photography at many times before. Your goal is to be able to engage your viewers and a great way to do so is to try and set yourself, and your photos, apart. An easy and fun photo tip I want to share is to introduce panning into your repertoire of photo tricks. I first started giving panning a shot during my 14,000,001st visit to Times Square in New York City. I set a goal for myself to focus only…
  • Under the Umbrella

    Richard Harrington
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I just put my new GH4 through its paces.  The above photo is a five-shot HDR to capture the full dynamic range of the scene. Panasonic GH4 in Bulb Mode Focal Length17mm Aperture ƒ/20 ISO 200 I shot the image from a small Joby Gorillapod to give it a stable platform and released the shutter with the new TriggerTrap.  The five exposures were first developed in Adobe Camera Raw then merged with Photomatix Pro.  Black and White Conversion and dodging with Adobe Photoshop. This Post Sponsored by: LensRentals.com Be a kid in a camera store. Rent lenses, cameras, lighting and more from the…
  • Dave Black – Photographer, Teacher, and Author

    Rob Sylvan
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    I first met Dave Black at Photoshop World several years ago. He was setting up a balance beam in a lecture hall for a live shoot he was doing with a champion gymnast for a session he was teaching. As I watched him set up, interact with the gymnast, his assistant, and the room full of attendees; one of the things I was struck with the most was how much Dave loved photography. Dave’s career as a world-renowned sports photographer spans 30 years, he’s covered every kind of sport you can think of, including 12 Olympic games, but the joy in his face when he got the shot that morning was like…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Bruno Gracia: Exploring the Human Element in Morocco

    Leica Internet Team
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Bruno Gracia was born and raised in Ronda, Spain where he remembers taking his grandfather’s and father’s cameras to go out and capture his town. He studied law and history before moving to London to explore photography. Now, he spends his time between Ronda and London where he is trying become a professional photographer. Below, [...]
  • Jens Juul: Examining Everyday Life Inside Hair Salons

    Leica Internet Team
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:54 am
    Jens Juul grew up in a suburb of Copenhagen living with his sister and mother. He was trained as a painter at Billedskolen in Copenhagen and New York Arts Students League. He transitioned from painting to pursue formal photographic training at Copenhagen’s Technical College where he graduated from in 2012 and acquired a range of [...]
  • Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 2

    Leica Internet Team
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Andrés LaBrada, born in Brooklyn New York, currently lives in Miami where he captures its people and landscapes. In part one of our interview, Andrés described using the Leica X Vario for his “The Miamians” portfolio. Here, he delves deeper into the images and his photographic approach. Below is the story of how Andrés used a Leica X [...]
  • Roland Wolff: Leica Store San Francisco

    Leica Internet Team
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    We sat down with Roland Wolff, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Retail for Leica Camera, Inc., to discuss the grand opening of the Leica Store San Francisco that takes place August 15 – August 17. Roland is responsible for all Leica branded retail outlets in the Americas, including Leica boutiques and stores. Below, Roland shares [...]
  • Andrés LaBrada: Revealing The Real Miami One Moment At A Time, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    Born in Brooklyn New York, Andrés LaBrada was always surrounded by motion picture cameras and film cameras since early childhood. He went on to pursue a course of study at the University of Miami’s Motion Picture program. While enrolled in the program he studied film making abroad in the United Kingdom and Ireland at various motion picture locations. LaBrada subsequently directed [...]
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  • Remarkable Documentary “A Year in Champagne” Shot on a Magic Lantern Hacked Canon T2i

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    We write about gear – in this particular instance, a Magic Lantern hacked Canon T2i, a Canon C300 and a Blackmagic Cinema Camera. And then we write it’s not about the gear. We write, instead, that it’s about the story – in this particular instance, a documentary shot over the course of a year in the Champagne region of France, and a celebration of their most famous product. Uh…champagne. At the risk of destroying dramatic tension, it’s obviously about both – and ultimately about neither. It’s about the skill of the filmmaking team in making the most of what they’ve got, all…
  • First Impressions: RED Epic Dragon Sensor

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Wanna get frustrated? Try watching an 18-stop dynamic range test of the RED Epic Dragon shooting in 6K delivered via HD over the web. This is certainly no knock on the good folks at Magnanimous Media (a high-end rental house in Chicago) who produced the test. It’s just me griping about gear again (my own) – and maybe middle-aged eyes. You know you’re supposed to be seeing something awesome. And you can, kind of (I know this is grammatically awful, but somehow it just fits) – yet pixelation and the limitations of one’s own screen make it difficult to truly know what it is that…
  • Community, Artistry and Story — and $100,000 in Filmmaking Prizes

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    A conversation with Story & Heart Co-Founders Justin DeMers and David Singer on their latest endeavor I have a story for you. But we’ll keep it short, because the story is still being written – and you can play a role in its writing. More on this a little later. So: what do you do if your production company has already won six Emmys for projects like GAME OF HONOR (a Showtime documentary about the Army/Navy game and teams) and ONE HEARTBEAT (chronicling the Chardon High school shootings and how the community healed); has clients like Showtime, CBS, Toyota, the NFL and a pile of other…
  • A Rundown of The Latest EOS 7D Mark II Information

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Our friends over at Canon Rumors are pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff, so it seemed appropriate to share their August 15th update on what appears to be an upcoming Canon 7D Mk II. Except – at the moment – there’s really not very much to tell that would get you, our dear readers, particularly excited. EOS-1 build quality? Uh, OK. But we weren’t unhappy with the build quality of the first one. And our expectations around weight are being shifted by cameras like …yup, the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s. EOS-1 style top plate? Ain’t gonna make or break the shot, though…
  • Stunning Australian Gold Coast Timelapse with a 5D Mk III and a Helicopter

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Didn’t I just do a post saying that writing for planet5D is humbling? I believe I did, yes. Today’s “We’re not worthy” timelapse comes courtesy of planet5d reader and videographer Joe Capra. Or maybe I should be quoting another Mike Meyer’s character, Dr. Evil, instead: “You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads.” Because while most of us are debating the purchase of a Sony A7s or Panasonic GH4 – or maybe eyeing ever-so-lasciviously a DJI Phantom drone or MoVI M5, Joe rented an entire helicopter (among…
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  • Camera history shown on World Photography Day

    Paul Worthington
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:40 pm
    For World Photo Day, the project opened its “global gallery” for submissions, and other sites served a look at the history of digital photography. Popular Photography notes the world was “introduced to Dageurreotype Photography 175 Years Ago” here. “On this day in 1839, the daguerreotype process was officially announced to the public and the materials […]
  • Welcome, new members of PMA and PPFA!

    Jennifer Kruger
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    We are so pleased to welcome all our new members, including: Fast Frame, Dallas Texas Hanging Around Hoover, Hoover, Alabama Harvard Art, Harvard Mass. Peninsula Gallery, Lewes, Del. Photo Pro, Napa, Calif. Right Photography Ltd., Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada SoSocio Straatweg, Netherlands
  • Business success: Epic customer service

    Jennifer Kruger
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Imagine you are having a rough day on the ski slopes. You’re a new snowboarder or skier. Suddenly, a Vail Resorts employee glides along side of you. You wonder if she’s going to ask you to get off the mountain so you don’t endanger yourself or anyone else. But instead of making fun of you, […]
  • MMIE 569: Be open to modifying your classes

    Jennifer Kruger
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #569 – August 12, 2014 Chris Lydle, Chris’ Camera Center, Aiken, S.C. When our Editor Emeritus, Chris Lydle, saw the light and decided to implement IPI’s fully-prepared iPhoneography class, he wasted no time, launching it with less than 30 days’ notice to his customers. He tweaked the material to make it […]
  • Sony enhances Alpha compact mirrorless

    Paul Worthington
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    How do you improve a compact interchangeable lens camera? Try putting inside the pocketable body all the high-end electronics from your larger camera. That’s what Sony has done, installing components similar to those in its latest large a6000 into a compact body like that of its old NEX line. The Alpha 5100 has a 24-megapixel […]
 
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  • Good Samaritan Tracks Down Lost Digicam Owners

    Michael Palmer
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    A nightmare scenario for any traveling family. Touring the sites. Managing a tight budget. Keeping the kids in line. So many interruptions and distractions. So many new places. Only seconds to figure out if this is your train or bus stop. And when the doors slam shut behind you, a question pops into your mind.Where's my camera?Gone. Thundering away at speed on a train or bus. Sitting underneath your seat on the plane. Laying forgotten on a bench in a quiet park. You make a few calls, frantically hoping for the impossible, but it does not come. Worse than the financial burden of dropping a few…
  • Three new cloud-connected printers join Canon's PIXMA All-In-One lineup

    William Chambers
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Canon USA has just added three new PIXMA AIO (All-In-One) printers, the MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620, which all boast cloud connectivity. These affordable wireless printers range from as little as $99 on up to just $199, and work with Canon's PPS app (PIXMA Printing Solutions), as well as their mobile-friendly Canon Easy-PhotoPrint+ web application for simple cloud based printing needs. All three models also support Apple's AirPrint technology, allowing you to wirelessly print from your iOS smart device (iPhone, iPad, etc.). Above you can see the MG7520, the most expensive model in this…
  • Sony releases the world's smallest APS-C ILC; the Alpha 5100

    William Chambers
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:05 pm
    Sony has just unveiled their smallest Alpha series ILC to date, with the introduction of the all new a5100 (aka the Alpha 5100). Positioned between their popular a5000 and a6000 models, the new a5100 borrows many of its features from its big brother, the a6000. These include the same 24.3-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS image sensor, BIONZ X processor, and Fast Hybrid AF system (which uses 179 Phase-Detection AF points + 25 Contrast-Detection AF points). While not quite as fast as its more expensive sibling, the A5100 does boast some fast AF performance, with Sony claiming it can lock focus within…
  • Just Published: Our Samsung GALAXY S5 Smartphone Review

    William Chambers
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:52 am
    We have just finished publishing our hands on review of Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphone, just in time for your weekend reading. The GALAXY S5 builds upon their popular S-series platform, which has been a crowd favorite since the S3. The S5 offers their most advanced technologies, including the most powerful camera to date. With 16-megapixels of resolution for still photos, and video resolutions up to 4K, the S5's specs are almost unmatched. But, how does it perform? To find out, see our in-depth Samsung GALAXY S5 smartphone review.
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot N100 Compact Camera Review

    William Chambers
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Do you love taking selfies? How about selfie videos while you're capturing video of your friends? Well, if that's you, you'll want to check out our review of Canon's PowerShot N100. Being the first digital camera we've tested that offers a rear facing camera, the N100 is aimed at social types, with features that are geared towards capturing not only what the subject is doing, but also the photographer; at the same time. This gives you a PiP (Picture in Picture) effect for both stills and video, when using the Dual Capture or Hybrid Auto modes. The camera also incorporates built-in Wi-Fi and…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Max S. Gerber iPhone Promo

    Heidi Volpe
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    iPhone  Promo 18×18” square, printed on uncoated text stock Photographer:  Max S. Gerber Instagram: @msgphoto How difficult was it to edit down to 81 images of the 700 you shot? Actually, I stopped counting after 700, so I’m guessing I’m near 800 by now. But yes, the editing and selection was difficult. From the beginning the important thing for me was that it not seem to be about any one picture, or about any one individual. That goes for putting the promo together and also for the project as a whole. Anyone I come across under the right circumstances – that is, the light…
  • You Are Not A Storyteller

    A Photo Editor
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
  • The Costly Business of Photo Book Publishing

    A Photo Editor
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Founder and publisher Daniel Power says that as long as they believe they can sell a minimum quantity—a good portion of a 1,000- or 1,500-print run—they don’t ask the photographer to subsidize production costs. Yet if the house sees potential in a project, “but not enough to pay for everything the artist wants—to make it really big or deluxe,” they will ask the artist to contribute to cover those costs. via PDNonline.com.
  • This Week In Photography Books: Mark Mattock

    Jonathan Blaustein
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I saw my first yellow leaves this morning. It’s August 13th, as I write this. Seems a little early to be thinking about Autumn. In fact, you’re probably sitting on a beach just now, nursing a cold one, cursing my reminder of Summer’s impending end. I hate you, Blaustein, you mutter under your breath. Every year, I think I’m going to do so much more, with my free time in Summer, than I actually do. My wife and I make a metaphorical list of adventures, and then succumb to hanging out around the house, cooking good meals with farmers market produce.
  • Art Producers Speak: Chris Sembrot

    Suzanne Sease
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:32 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 Chris Sembrot. I love him not only as an artist, but as a person. He has a unique style and was great to work with. Personal work and having fun with a new underwater housing. Part of an ongoing personal project…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • The latest B&H shipment of Nikon D810 cameras does not have the thermal issue (white dots)

    [NR] admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:05 pm
    The black dot in the tripos socket means that inspection and necessary adjustments have already been made. After it has been out of stock for a while, B&H just received a new shipment of Nikon D810 DSLRs and they confirmed to me that all cameras in their warehouse already have the fix for the thermal issue (white dots) during long exposures. I am curious if those "new" cameras will have a different firmware update. If somebody has purchased one, please share the firmware version in the comments section. Thanks! Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be…
  • Nikon will also announce a new SB-500 Speedlight flash

    [NR] admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    In addition to the D750 DSLR camera, Nikon will also announce a new SB-500 Speedlight flash. The SB-400 has already been listed as discontinued (previously reported here and here) and I think the new SB-500 will be its replacement. If you make a search on nikon.com for "SB-500", you will see that at some point the flash was listed on nikonusa.com (see screenshot above). 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: R.I.P. Nikon SB-400 Speedlight flash Nikon SB-910…
  • Nikon’s service advisory for thermal issue (white dots) during long exposures with the D810 camera

    [NR] admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    The black dot means that inspection and necessary adjustments have already been made. Nikon USA/Nikon EU/Nikon Japan issued a service advisory for thermal problem (white dots/bright spots) during long exposures with the D810 camera. Back in 2010 the D7000 had a similar issue and I am surprised that Nikon has another QA problem after the D600 spots. At least this time they offered a solution just few weeks after the camera was released. This internal memo indicates that the problem will be fixed with a combination of a firmware update and "pixel defect compensation": Full text of the…
  • The upcoming full frame DSLR camera will be called Nikon D750

    [NR] admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    I can now confirm the name of the upcoming full frame DSLR camera: Nikon D750 (see also the rumored specifications). I am also pretty confident (over 95% probability) that the new Nikon D750 camera will have a 24.3MP full frame sensor and will be released for Photokina. I am still not sure about the focusing system and whether or not the sensor will have an AA filter. If you have any more details on this new camera, you can contact me anonymously here. You can also anonymously submit any pictures by using any of the listed services (Bayimg, Rapidshare, Anonfiles). Posted by NikonRumors.com…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #276

    [NR] admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    → Topaz Adjust plugin (designed to make your photos pop) is currently 50% off with coupon code "augadjust" (valid till August 31st). → Here are the latest deals on US refurbished Nikon equipment: Nikon D3300 for $429 Nikon D5200 for $448 Nikon D610 for $1,649 Nikon D800 for $2,299 Nikon D800E for $2,699 Nikkor 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G VR ED lens for $299.95 Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ED for $2,199.95 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR ED for $414.95 Nikkor 200mm f/2G VR ED for $4,199.95 → Joby released their Pro Series ‘UltraPlate’ as a standalone accessory (available at B&H for…
 
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    Canon Rumors

  • Samyang Teases New Lenses

    Canon Rumors
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    Samyang has started with the teasers for an announcement on August 26, 2014. It is expected that they will announce a  50mm f/2 lens for their VDSLR line. It doesn’t look like we’ll see their first autofocus lens this time around. Source: [DH] cr
  • Development Announcement of a New 800mm f/5.6L IS II [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    We received a short and sweet message that a development announcement for an EF 800 f/5.6L IS II is slated for 2014, but it wasn’t confirmed if it would come with the rest of the Photokina announcements. CR’s Take The talk of a new 800mm lens has been around for a while, and I imagine its release has everything to do with how soon stock of the current lens is depleted. It makes little sense to produce the lens with different materials than the 300mm, 400m, 500mm and 600mm lenses. Unknown source, so take this with the usual grain of salt. Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS at B&H Photo…
  • Deals: B&H Photo Has Deals on Various Canon & Sigma Products

    Canon Rumors
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:41 am
    B&H has a bunch of new deals on various Canon and Sigma products that may be of some interest. First up are a couple of entry level DSLR deals on the EOS 60D and on the refurbished EOS Rebel SL1:   Canon EOS SL1 w/18-55 IS STM $469 (Reg $649) | Canon EOS 60D w/18-135 IS $999 (Reg $1199) Clearance of EOS 7D accessories has begun, you can get the BG-E7 battery grip for $109: Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip for EOS 7D $109 You can also save $200 on the Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM APO: Sigma 150-500mm DG OS HSM APO $869 (Reg $1069) All of these deals come with free expedited shipping…
  • Canon Updates PIXMA and CanoScan Ranges and Introduces New NFC Connectivity

    Canon Rumors
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 19 August 2014 – Canon today announces a refresh to its PIXMA home printer range with the launch of four multifunction inkjet printers – the PIXMA MG2950, MG5650, MG6650, MG7550 – and a portable printer, the PIXMA iP110. Built with convenience in mind, the new devices have connectivity at their core and include a range of new features that enhance the printing experience between connected devices, from easy access to photos and documents stored on the cloud to printing via NFC (near field connectivity), ensuring the PIXMA series continues to lead the…
  • What Else is Coming for Photokina? [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    We’re told a lot of the imaging line will see new products. We’ve confirmed that Canon will announce new projectors at various price points for Photokina. You can also expect new printers in the Pixma line, at least one of the printers will be “Pro”. No word on the much desired 17″ Pixma Pro printer. We’ve heard it was in development, but we’re not sure when it’s coming to market. We can also expect a couple of PowerShot announcements. A new durable camera is likely. We’re still waiting on the SX60 to make an appearance, and this seems…
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom 5

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. The effect can be generally seen in dark edges adjacent to bright areas of an image; it looks like an out-of-focus ghost of magenta or purple color. In photography this is also called “purple fringing”. The quality of the optic plays an important role here, as not all lenses will produce the same effect. This problem tends to manifest much more in zoom lenses with variable aperture. However, no lens is exempt from…
  • Tips for Taking Great Portraits in 10 Minutes or Less

    Melinda Smith
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Yes, you read that right. 10 minutes tops (not counting editing time), and you could have a set of photos worthy to hang on the wall. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you that every session should be that speedy, but sometimes that’s all the time you have. Maybe you’re dealing with some kids that aren’t too happy about being there, and 10 minutes is all they’re going to give you before the meltdown. Maybe you’ve got awful weather, and you’ve got 10 minutes before the tornado hits. Maybe you decide 10 minutes before the sun goes down that…
  • Review of The Promote Control for Time Lapse and Focus Stacking

    Gavin Hardcastle
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Want to take super sharp “focus stacked” photographs that boast corner to corner sharpness with perfect focus? Want to shoot spectacular ‘holy grail’ time lapse sequences that capture the change from day to night? How about advanced bracketing for HDR shooting? Do you fancy getting shots like this? The Promote Control from Promote Systems delivers very precise control over DSLR cameras to open up new creative possibilities. Here’s a list of things that the Promote Control can do: Hyperfocal Distance Calculator Remote Shutter (One Shot) Time Lapse Intervalometer…
  • Shooting Details to Tell a Visual Story

    Dylan Goldby
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The bride’s most prized possession for the wedding day A visual story, although no longer used as frequently in magazines or media, is a powerful way to give your viewer a taste of a situation without having to be there. It’s also a great way to challenge yourself to produce a coherent body of work. A collection of images, or picture story, can be engrossing and tell a story far beyond what a single image could do. Think back to a recent trip you took, a night out with your significant other, a favourite book or film. Try to describe it to an audience using only overarching…
  • How to Photograph People: 7 Tips for Photographers Who Never Photograph People

    Lynsey Mattingly
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No matter what type of photography you specialize in or prefer, at some point you will find yourself having to photograph a human, or multiple humans. For favor, for fun, or because they share your genetic make-up or home address. If you own a fancy camera, there you will be at least once in your photographic life (but probably many more) where you will find yourself taking a portrait. Taking pictures of people is much different than beautiful mountains, scenic oceanscapes, historic architecture, butterflies, plates of food, or whatever it is that you usually photograph. Here are some basic…
 
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    Buy-n-Shoot.com RSS News Feed

  • Fujifilm X-E2 Digital Camera Review

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    The Fujifilm X-E2 slots nicely into the polished end of mid range interchangeable lens cameras. It features the new X-Trans CMOS II sensor with a 16.3 megapixel capture that produces amazingly sharp images with great clarity. It is surprisingly light for a powerful, classically designed camera that oozes retro appeal and comes with built in Wi-Fi to transfer your images. This...
  • Fujifilm X-M1 Digital Camera Review

    11 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    There is a certain feeling of nostalgia that this style of camera evokes, the distant memory of a camera sitting on my parents coffee table back in the late 70's and early 80's next to a couple of rolls of FujiColor. The classic shape, the silver and black styling, the feeling of anticipation you got when you popped the back of the camera open, after having wound the film...
  • Fujifilm X-A1 Digital Camera Review

    5 Aug 2014 | 3:58 am
    Being a bit of a technophile its always exciting when you are opening the box on a new piece of hardware. This time around it is the Fujifilm X-A1 and it was a pleasant surprise indeed. The X-A1 appears to be the new entry point for the X series range of cameras that have a 16 Megapixel image sensor. Unlike the other new cameras in the range it has the more conventional...
  • Pentax XG-1 Digital Camera

    19 Jul 2014 | 4:08 am
    Building on its foundation of unique DSLR cameras, RICOH IMAGING is pleased to introduce the Pentax XG-1 digital camera. This versatile, all-in-one camera showcases an impressive 52x optical zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor, and Pentax technology; bridging the gap between DSLR flexibility and point and shoot convenience. The Pentax XG-1 is a versatile camera ideally suited for those seeking...
  • Nikon Df Digital Camera Review

    17 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    Every now and then you’ll feel a little skip in your heart, triggered by something memorable, something nostalgic, something comfy, soothing and satisfying. It might not happen often but when it does you’ll know it’s right, you’ll know you’re where you belong. Don’t interrupt me when I’m there because I’m pretty sure I’m busy taking a photo right now with the Nikon DF. And boy is it a beautiful photo...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • The Quick & Dirty Guide to Wedding Photography Business Branding

    Paul Escott
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    We’ve written about branding at length before, with talk on finding your own niche and sticking to it, as well as several other techniques to help you stand out on today’s complex photography market. Today, however, we’re going to make everything simple and clear for your convenience, with a quick and dirty guide to wedding photography business branding. We’ll be covering all the basics, from getting your reputation off the ground, to putting it to work for you – all outlined in some simple, easy-to-follow steps. Oh, and good luck! The definitive guide to wedding photography…
  • 5 Online Photography Portfolio Mistakes to Avoid

    Paul Escott
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Curious to know if you’re at fault for one of these common online photography portfolio mistakes? Read on – about loading time, the importance of contact information, the vital presence of passion, and plenty more errors that many otherwise skilled and professional photographers can succumb to. Bear them in mind, when you work on articulating a coherent online presence and business is sure to freely flow in. Your contact info is not crystal clear Let’s not beat around the bush about this one – one of the most frequently encountered online photography portfolio mistakes. If your…
  • Making the Most of Your Wedding Portrait Photos: 3 Trends in 2014

    Paul Escott
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    As many artists will tell you, wedding portrait photos are an art in and of themselves. They are very important to the clients, of course, and can also greatly enrich your portfolio and enhance its overall value. That’s why, for today’s post, we’re taking a look at three trends that have been dictating the rules for this segment over the past months. They’ve been confirmed enough for us to assume that they’ll also be around until the end of the year; so, pay heed and make sure you’re doing everything right, in order to make the most of your wedding portrait photos. 1. Posed shots…
  • 5 Tips on Building the Best Photo Portfolio Website

    Paul Escott
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Say what you will, but building the best photo portfolio website is still important, even in 2014 – the day and age of social media, mobile apps and all other great digital trends. Why does a good website still matter? The answer is simple enough and has a lot to do with one of the most basic principles in marketing: a website for your photo brand is the most comprehensive way for a potential client to sample your work and decide whether or not they want to hire you. They’ll be basing their decision on what they see there to a great extent, so it pays off to know how to best represent…
  • How to Photograph Food at Weddings – The Bare Essentials

    Paul Escott
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 pm
    We live in a society that seems to be more obsessed with food than ever before. Not only has the cultural trope of the foodie risen to mainstream media prominence, but the endless streams of Instagram hashtags that revolve around food confirms this obsession. In such a food-centric day and age, the question of how to photograph food at weddings may seem simpler to answer than ever before. After all, if your smartphone touting 15 year-old cousin can do it, so can you – a seasoned professional of this visual art we call photography. Right? Things are obviously not that simple, of course. In…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Vivitar ViviCam 3695 Review [Spanish]

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:29 am
    la marca "vivitar" no es mas que un fiasco señores y señoras... si señor... he dicho una VERDADERA ESTAFA Y PILTRAFIA! esta camara es un complique verdadero... . . . Category: Digital Camera: Vivitar
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    A Thank your rom me. Just google, found your reply tapped camera, voila it worked, brilliant. Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Gentle Tapping the Sony Handycam Clears the E:61:10 Error Code

    16 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    not working for me... should i hit harder? i dont want to do any more damage to it though. what part of the camera should i be hitting? Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Converting N3 Accessories to E3

    10 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Thanks, worked like a charm. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner. Cheaper than buying an adapter cable off amazon, and cheaper still than buying a second ( . . . Category: Film Camera: Canon
  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    10 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Same problem with my Sony DSC-HX300 Camera, as it keeps flashing with the E:62:10 Error code. Category: Digital Camera: Sony
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Sony A5100 system camera

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 smallest interchangeable lens camera : Sony is proud to introduce the world’s smallest system camera with super-fast autofocus and professional quality pictures. Crisp, blur-free action photos and soulful portraits. Smooth, cinematic Full HD movies. Better-looking selfies. They’re yours for the taking with Sony’s pocket-sized A5100 - the clever little digital camera with an awful lot of picture power. Fitting snugly in your hand, the Sony A5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi.
  • Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Samsung extends Olympic Games partnership through 2020 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Samsung Electronics, the Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category, announced it has signed an agreement to extend their partnership through to the 2020 Olympic Games. The signing ceremony took place on August 17th in Nanjing, China, the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. IOC President Thomas Bach and Jay Y. Lee, Vice Chairman at Samsung Electronics attended the ceremony. As mobile technologies have become an inseparable part of our daily…
  • Sony A5100 Accessories

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    Sony Alpha A5100 Accessories : New accessories that are compatible with the Sony A5100 system camera include the style-matching Sony LCS-EBD body case - available in three color variations - as well as the compact, easy-to-carry Sony RM-SPR1 remote. The Alpha A5100 digital camera is compatible with Sony’s ever-growing assortment of E-mount interchangeable lenses, and uses the same E-mount as the acclaimed A6000, A7, A7R and A7S models, as well as all the previous Alpha NEX cameras. All Sony 'FE' and 'E' lenses are compatible with all E-mount cameras. The E-mount family now includes 20…
  • Sony A5100

    18 Aug 2014 | 2:50 am
    Sony Alpha 5100 Interchangeable lens camera : Sony Electronics debuts ultra-compact Alpha A5100 system camera with impressive autofocus. Sony has unveiled the stylish A5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model: Sony ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed Alpha A6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds. It also shares the A6000’s image sensor - a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor - and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive…
  • HTC ONE (M8) MirrorLink software upgrade

    17 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    HTC One M8 Android phone now MirrorLink enabled : The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, announced that the HTC One (M8) Android phone is now MirrorLink-enabled. MirrorLink will arrive via a software upgrade to current HTC One (M8) users with the promise of more MirrorLink-enabled HTC devices to come in the near future. (For further information on Android 4.4.3’s regional release date please contact your local HTC’s customer service). MirrorLink is the leading industry standard for car-smartphone…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • The Must-Have List

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

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

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

    shutter sisters
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:14 pm
    ” Giving an image its own personality, and what’s more, its own (processing) preferences, may border on the absurd, but if my camera is my creative tool and the landscapes are my muses, then the relationship I have to them can only benefit me as an artist, and can hopefully give those who view my work a new way to see the backdrops of our life.” -An excerpt from The Landscape of Black and White by Tracey Clark. This article can also be found in the January/February 2014 Issue of Digital Photo Magazine.
  • Winter Wonderland

    shutter sisters
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:10 pm
    “Winter presents unique opportunities, challenges and inspirations for photographers of all experience levels. The days are short during winter, so lighting is everything. Snow is a reflective surface—it can be your best photographic companion if you keep the basics in mind.” -An excerpt from Winter Wonderland  by Meredith Winn. This article can also be found in the December 2013 Issue of Digital Photo Magazine.
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • The Aviator Travel Jib

    Michael Corsentino
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Compact, Lightweight Jib for Video Shooting professional-looking video footage requires not only a capable DSLR or camcorder, but also a few key accessories essential for high-quality production values. To capture the shots you’ve seen where a camera fluidly glides across the horizon or moves smoothly up or down in a scene, filmmakers use a tool called a jib, a crane-like piece of equipment that’s typically expensive, heavy, and complicated to set up. That is until the folks over at Nice Industries introduced The Aviator Travel Jib, a best-in-class, compact, lightweight, and affordable…
  • Editing JPEGs and TIFFs in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    This really surprises a lot of people, but you can shoot in JPEG or TIFF modes on your camera and still use Camera Raw just like you would with any RAW photo. So I thought I’d show you how to do just that, because it’s not really obvious, and there are a couple of different ways to do it (and I think learning Camera Raw is the easiest and certainly fastest way to make your photos look the way you want them to look). We’ll then take a look at some of the minor differences between editing a JPEG or TIFF file versus a RAW file. FROM YOUR COMPUTER If you want to open a single JPEG or TIFF…
  • Using External JavaScript Libraries with Edge Animate

    Tom Green
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Animate allows users to connect directly to remote JavaScript libraries using the new Script panel. Tom Green demonstrates the basic functionality in this video tutorial. Check out other tutorials on this subject from Tom: -http://layersmagazine.com/edge-animate-edge-commons.html
  • Leica M240

    Steve Baczewski
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Rangefinder Camera Leica’s new M240 Rangefinder is the company’s second full-frame digital camera, and it packs a lot of new features. The move from a CCD sensor to a new 24-megapixel CMOS sensor and Leica Maestro image processor pays off with rich, detailed, noise-free, high ISO files. The M240 is the first M-series camera to feature Live View and Live View Focusing. The M240 also includes 1080p video. The new CMOS sensor extends compatibility for Leica R legacy lens owners via an adapter. The camera is well built, crafted from magnesium and brass, and comparatively compact next to a…
  • Four Ways to Create Contrast in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    When we do live photo critiques at my workshops and on The Grid (my weekly podcast about photography), one of the most common problems we see in photos is that they look flat (in other words, they need contrast—like the flat-looking image you see below). You can create contrast right in Camera Raw. There are four different ways to do it. Each way applies contrast slightly differently, so each has its own slightly different look. #1: THE CONTRAST SLIDER If you’ve been using Camera Raw for a while, you might find this surprising, but in the latest two versions, the Contrast slider…
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    Photojojo

  • New Sweet Spot Phone Lens from Lensbaby!

    Britta
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The “Sweet Spot” is more than an excellent name for a tiny pie shop or puppy massage spa … it’s exactly what you need to make your photos really stand out. Meet the LM-10 Sweet Spot Phone Lens! With it, our pals at Lensbaby are bringing they’re years of creative lens making expertise to the phoneography game. Stick a removable metal ring to your phone then attach the LM-10 via magnet to add brilliant blur and extra artsiness to your photos and videos. The LM-10 sports on extra magnet on its end so you can snap on a second lens! Add a…
  • I’m Back From Vacation. Now What?

    Lauren
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Vacation time’s almost over! Your phone and camera are filled with photos from all your fun trips…what now? You don’t want them stored in your laptop forever, but there isn’t enough shelf space in the world to show them off. Where we’re going we don’t need shelves. We’ve rounded up some our favorite photo projects from our archives and elsewhere around the ‘net to show you what to do with those awesome photos of yours. 10 Ideas for Showing Off Vacation Photos (...)Read the rest of I’m Back From Vacation. Now What? (501…
  • Meet the Cube: A Go-Anywhere Action Cam from Polaroid

    Britta
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The folks at Polaroid (the ones who brought instant photos to the masses) are at it again! They’ve cooked up The Cube, a go-everywhere action cam that’s as easy to use as it is easy on the wallet. An action camera for the masses (hey, that’s us … that’s YOU). The Cube records quality HD video in 1080p with its wide angle lens. The cam’s rubber exterior is not only shock proof and water resistant, but it’s also super cute and friendly! Attach the magnetic Cube to the bike mount to record your morning commute. Set it up on the tripod and…
  • The Petzval Lens Reinvented

    Britta
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your efforts to “make history” have been, uh, fun but haven’t achieved historical status yet. World’s Largest Pizza? Bold attempt. Learn a few tips from the Petzval Lens, which found fame over 100 years ago and has now been reproduced to fit your modern camera This brassy beauty is the modern day replica of the legendary Petzval lens first made in Austria back in 1840. After painstaking studies, this lens has been crafted anew to fit your modern camera while remaining true to the original functionality and style. The lens itself is…
  • 3 Ways to Embellish Your Engineer Prints

    Erika
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Unless you’ve been living under a big fat rock, you are all over our Engineer Prints right? Yup folks, we are now printing your photos human sized in lo fi black and white ink. Deck the walls! And floor. And ceiling! If you’ve done just that and want EVEN more pizzazz, we’ve got you covered. Three ways to give your prints color with some personality to boot coming atcha. Go go go! Make Your Engineer Prints Even More Amazing (...)Read the rest of 3 Ways to Embellish Your Engineer Prints (126 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. |…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • Erin and Mike's Warren Center wedding in Ashland, Massachusetts

    emilie
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Erin and Mike (the brother of beloved bride Amanda) came to visit me in Portland. Their ginormous and amazingly affectionate lab Maverick made himself right at home as we paged through albums together and chatted about their relationship. When it came time to talk about the wedding, we all laughed because there wasn't much to say: I already loved them from having worked with Mike's family before, and they already knew what to expect. That, and we all giggled about how far apart they were sitting on the couch from each other.These two are incredibly comfortable with each other, best friends…
  • On the Marsh and St. Ann's Church wedding of Shawna and Chip in Kennebunkport

    denise
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    The thing that I remembered most about my first conversation with Shawna and Chip was...well food.  We talked for almost an hour over the winter about their nuptials, but the majority of that time was spent discussing the amazing dinner they hoped to treat their guests to.  They were able to devise a custom menu, inspired by Costa Rica (where they met) and their shared love of Maine.  The dining room looked truly elegant with tall floral centerpieces and candles, the perfect backdrop for all the delicious-ness to come.  Guests nibbled on antipasto, twice baked potatoes,…
  • Peaks Island summer wedding of Heather and Dana

    whitney
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Some of my most favorite weddings are on Peaks, and Dana and Heather's was no exception.  Okay, maybe I'm biased for having lived on the island for five years and worked as a deckhand on the boats in Casco Bay before that.  But really, the couples that decide to marry on Peaks are usually riding the same wave as me, so there's an easy instant connection.  That's what I had with Dana and Heather, who married at the Inn on Peaks.  I also had the pleasure of photographing their engagement session last fall in Portland, so we had already spent some time together and got those…
  • intimate backyard wedding of Laura and Del in Cumberland Foreside

    megan
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Laura and Del wed at his family's house in Cumberland Foreside where he grew up. The house sits on the ocean and the views from the lawn are gorgeous- the perfect setting for the couple to say their I Do's.It was an intimate affair attended only by family and the closest of friends. With only 35 guests, it was one of the highest rates of participation I've seen in a ceremony. A good friend married the couple and another played music on the cello. Del is a composer professionally and wrote a piece for Laura which he dedicated and the cellist played during the ceremony. Several other friends…
  • Cow Island wedding of Emily and Jon

    denise
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:27 am
    Cow Island is host to just a handful of weddings a year, and the people who tend to choose it as a venue are always a little non-traditional, love the outdoors, and want a casual vibe to their wedding.  Emily and Jon were no different, but also put a lot of thought into keeping things sustainable to lessen their impact on the island and its inhabitants.  A family of nesting ospreys seemed to be presiding over the festivities throughout the day, although they let us know when we got a little too close by soaring above us and vocalizing their dismay.  We were sure to let them be,…
 
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    Digital Camera Reviews & Photography Tips

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    Haryono
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In […]
  • Nikon D810

    Haryono
    13 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nikon D810 is a new full-frame DSLR camera which replace two models of D800 and D800E. Nikon claims that this camera provide the highest image quality in Nikon history. It also keep the impressive performance of the two models before. D810 is equipped a 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter and […]
  • Nikon 1 V3

    Haryono
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Nikon 1 V3 is a new mirrorless camera featuring a new 18.4MP CX-Format CMOS Sensor that combined with EXPEED 4A Image Processor to capture high-resolution photos and videos in superb result. The camera is equipped with advanced technology like 3.0″ 1,037k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity, […]
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

    Haryono
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:17 am
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III is a new Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera that comes with better features than before. The camera has 20.1MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor that combined with a BIONZ X Image Processor and Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens to produce high image quality like a DSLR result. It also equipped with 1440k-Dot […]
  • Sony SLT-A77 II

    Haryono
    2 Jun 2014 | 12:31 am
    Sony SLT-A77 II is a new advanced DSLR camera that launched on May 1, 2014. The camera offers a 24.3MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor that combined with a BIONZ X Image Processor, Gapless On-Chip Lens Design, and Translucent Mirror Technology to produce superb images quality. This camera also equipped with 3.0-inch 1,228k-Dot 3-Way Tilting LCD […]
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Becoming a freelance photographer

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

    12 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    Updated review of the Adjust V5.1 plugin from Topaz Labs.
  • Review - Canon PRO-100 printer

    11 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    A review of Canon's 8 ink dye based A3+ printer. It includes additional grey inks to improve B&W printing, but does it deliver?
  • Review - Tonality Pro

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    A plugin and standalone application (Mac) for producing black and white images from colour. Editing features include masked adjustments and layers. Tested in Photoshop. Layers work for Aperture and Lightroom.
  • New photography articles and reviews

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:21 am
    Due to an incorrect update a while ago, our RSS feed may have become 'stuck' recently, with no new content for some readers. If this message is preceded by a whole load of articles/reviews that you've not seen before, then it's been fixed - if you've seen new items over the last few weeks, then your feed was not affected. Thanks for subscribing! bye for now Keith Cooper
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 Review

    Jack Baker
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is an affordable freeze, shock, water and dust proof camera. The Panasonic FT25 features a 5x zoom lens, 16 megapixel sensor and HD 720p video recording. Read our expert Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 review now... Read the review »
  • Olympus SP-100EE Review

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Looking like something out of a James Bond movie, the new Olympus SP-100EE has an integrated dot-sight to keep the subject within the image frame when using the camera's massive 24-1200mm equivalent lens. The SP-100EE also features a 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p HD video recording, and wi-fi connectivity. Read our Olympus SP-100EE review to find out if this is the right super-zoom camera for you... Read the review »
  • Win a Fujifilm X-T1 Camera!

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Win a fantastic Fujifilm X-T1 camera with a 18‑55mm f2.8‑4 LM R OIS lens! Read more and comment »
  • Sony A5100

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The Sony A5100 is the world’s smallest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor, built-in flash and Wi-Fi connectivity. Read more and comment »
  • Nikon at Photokina 2014

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Nikon will educate and inspire at this year’s Photokina show in Cologne. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • A New Look for the US Postal Service

    Ekwoman
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: The United States Postal Service's financial woes are well-documented and its relevancy often questioned. To turn that negative image around, the USPS turned to New York's GrandArmy creative agency for help in modernizing their image. The agency worked to bring packaging, signage, and the USPS retail store experience up-to-date. GrandArmy created a unified look to the in-store experience—from way-finding to kiosks to product and service signage. The combination of the Gothic and Knockout typefaces with the patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme…
  • Layer Tennis is Back!

    Ekwoman
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Are you ready for the best tennis match of the year? I'm not talking about the US Open or even Wimbledon. Prepare your eyeballs for the return of Layer Tennis! This friendly competition between two creatives—animators, artists, illustrators, graphic designers, photographers—happens in real-time and even has play-by-play commentary. The competitors volley a file back and forth, each adding to the piece during their 15-minute turn. After 10 volleys, the match is over and a winner is decided on social media. It's always interesting to see how a piece will…
  • Improve Your Talent for "Eyeballing It"

    Ekwoman
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm kind of a stickler for neat and tidy layout; blame it on my printing background, I guess. I try not to be too harsh with those designers that insist on eyeballing everything. I welcomed InDesign's Smart Guides with open arms because I could, at last, join the freewheeling eyeballing group and STILL have my tidy layout. If you're in the group that prefers to rely on your visual accuracy, you might want to test how fine those skills really are using the Eyeballing Game. This addictive online test quizzes you on finding the midpoint of a center, bisecting…
  • Corel Offers Suite Alternative

    Ekwoman
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Reading through the comments on graphics forums (I know, I know: Don't read the comments!) it's clear that many designers still aren't happy with the Adobe subscription model. There has been talk of doing without Adobe products which, to some, seems a daunting task. Well, Corel is hoping to lure away the subscriptionaphobes with their CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X7. Included are apps for vector-based drawing/page layout, image editing, raster-to-vector tracing, website design, and an online collaboration tool. At around $500 USD for the entire suite—boxed…
  • Thousands of Royalty-Free Assets for Adobe Creative Cloud Subscribers

    SandeeCohen
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    Authors: Sandee CohenBody: In the middle of the summer doldrums, Adobe quietly announced a new service for Creative Cloud subscribers—the Creative Cloud Market. So, in case you missed the news, here's a quick rundown. The Creative Cloud Market is a collection of high-quality, curated content for creatives, by creatives, available to all paid Creative Cloud members (except the Photography Plan customers). Creative Cloud members can access an incredible selection of vector graphics, icons, patterns, UI kits, and Photoshop brushes. Members can download up to 500 unique, royalty-free…
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • 12 Secrets for Unlocking Your Most Creative Work

    Chase
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 am
    A lot of my breakthrough creative thoughts come to me when least expected. I’ve talked about “finding creativity” and “creative inspiration” all over the damn place… on podcasts like this and this (twice for example) or given a keynote on it here at SWSW. That said, I’ve also learned from an entire life in the trenches as an artist what DOESN’T contribute to them (abusing myself, bad head space, partying too much), but more importantly, what does… I’ve learned that creative inspiration is something that can be directly CULTIVATED by…
  • LENSTOPIA Part IV — The Top 5 Lenses for Your Micro Four Thirds Camera (+ a few others)

    Chase
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Data tells me that more than 100,000 of you caught my earlier Top 5 Nikon, Top 5 Canon & Top 5 Hasselblad lens posts, but it’s intuition that tells me what many of you are really wanting is today’s post on Micro 4/3 and mirrorless lenses. And yes, I rarely write about gear since there are entire websites dedicated to that pixel peeping universe… but my hope is that this makes the few times I do write about gear more helpful and impactful. I play the field when it comes to gear so that I can shoot with the best / preferred gear in any situation. And is was really that…
  • Everything You Weren’t Taught About Taking Photos: How to Make an Image While Making Tough Decisions on Set (Amidst the Drama of it All)

    Chase
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Background Story. This image was a part of a global campaign — print, OOH and digital – for Naked Juice in 2011. This image was one image in a series of 6 ads where the goal was to achieve what we were calling “the Naked Lens” — a superwarm, hard backlit look, complete with lens flare and jeweled tones throughout the image. While it might be an overused look these days — lens flares hadn’t yet hitting the mainstream for advertising. The idea was that this look, when combined across all Naked’s imagery, could be an “own-able” look for Naked. You…
  • Let’s Have Coffee! Join Me For a 30-Minute Online Hangout

    Chase
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    REMINDER THIS IS TODAY! Don’t miss out. Grab a coffee, JOIN IN HERE on Google+ or HERE on YouTube, and ask some questions! You can also catch an embed down below. I’m all ears and a little bit of mouth… See you in a jiff… BONUS ANNOUNCEMENT: My friends over at Adorama have made several special deals available as part of my Hangout today. Click on this link to head over to the special Adorama landing page to check out the specials! I’ll also have a $100 gift card to give away during the show, so watch out for that, too. A lot of people offer to buy me coffee.
  • How to Turn ‘No’ Into ‘Yes’ + Get What You Want [An Essential Strategy That Will Get YOU Hired]

    Chase
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    It’s fair to say that I’m obsessed with the human spirit. It is amazing, bizarre and lovely at the same time and it can accomplish unthinkable things in the face of the most harrowing odds, in the face of challenge, in the face of “never”. Which is why I believe in the following quote and the following story that relates to this quote. You may have seen this story ‘blow up’ on social a few months ago, but amidst reflection (and upon this great story and the short film about it), my interest in sharing this story compounded. So, as such, here…
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    Camera Labs

  • Mirrorless sports photography - it's come of age!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Mirrorless cameras have a lot going for them, but sports photography is an area where they've traditionally struggled. They could shoot quick bursts but their continuous AF was rarely convincing, leaving DSLRs as the best bet for people who wanted to shoot moving subjects. But when I tested Sony's A6000 I found it delivered the best continuous AF I'd seen from a mirrorless camera so far - the only question was whether it was up to a pro sports event. To find out I followed the 2014 Tour de France over five days across mountain passes, through rural villages and culminating with the time trial…
  • Panasonic Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 review - flagship pocket travel-zoom!

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    The Lumix TZ60 / ZS40 is Panasonic's flagship pocket super-zoom camera. Replacing the best-selling TZ40 / ZS30, the new TZ60 / ZS40 sports a 30x range equivalent to 24-720mm, and becomes the first pocket super-zoom with a built-in electronic viewfinder and support for RAW files. The TZ60 / ZS40 also packs 18 Megapixel resolution, 1080p video, built-in Wifi with NFC, and GPS with a database of landmarks. Find out which is the best super-zoom for you in my TZ60 / ZS40 review, where I'll compare it against key rivals from Sony, Canon and even within Panasonic's own range!
  • Sony RX100 III review - the best compact for enthusiasts!

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 III is the latest in a series of popular compacts aimed at enthusiasts. It shares the larger than average 1in / 20 Megapixel sensor of the RX100 II, but swaps the lens for a 24-70mm f1.8-2.8. This may not zoom as far, but it starts a little wider and ends a lot brighter. Amazingly Sony's also managed to squeeze-in a popup electronic viewfinder, the screen now flips up by 180 degrees to face the subject and the video quality has improved. Find out why I reckon it's the best compact for enthusiasts in my in-depth Sony RX100 III review!
  • Sony A3000 review - budget mirrorless camera!

    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sony's Alpha A3000 is the company's most affordable mirrorless camera, and one that aims to take business away from traditional entry-level DSLRs. It features a 20 Megapixel APS-C sensor, Full HD video, and a wealth of shooting modes and assistance that will delight beginners. To hit a low price point, Sony's had to fit a basic electronic viewfinder, but you can't argue with the great image quality from a camera that costs two thirds the price of its cheapest DSLR rivals. Indeed it's one of the cheapest new cameras with an APS-C sensor and the chance to swap lenses - but is it right for you,…
  • Sigma 50mm f1.4 ART review - the best 50mm lens with AF!

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:13 pm
    The Sigma 50mm f1.4 DG HSM Art is a standard prime lens that's available in Canon, Nikon, Sigma or Sony A-mounts. The focal length may be 'normal' but the performance of the ART series is anything but. It may cost two to three times more than standard 50mm f1.4 lenses, but comes in comfortably cheaper than Canon's 50mm f1.2 and Nikon's 58mm f1.4. So how does it measure-up? Thomas and Gordon teamed-up to give the Sigma 50mm ART a real workout, with Thomas comparing it against the Nikkor 50mm f1.4 and the Zeiss Otus 55mm f1.4 on his Nikon D800, while Gordon compared it against Canon's EF 50mm…
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Mandarinková planeta / The tangerine planet

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hlavně, aby se mě někdo nezeptal proč mandarinková...ale co, do mě! Komu se to nelíbí, ať udělá čárku ! Kolikrát domu donesu fotky, že jsem z nich jelen. To mám z toho, že doháním podprůměrnost talentu pílí. Teď abych hledal nějakou báseň, nebo moudra, abych to zachránil.Jako že hledám neotřelý pohledy a nový směr?Jasně, furt něco hledám. Please just don´t ask me why "tangerine". Sometimes I bring home strange photos and I´m confused. Yes, it is my fault, because I always try to cover my subnormal talent by diligence. Damn!
  • Na okraji snu / At the edge of dream

    8 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Zdálo se mi, že cítím listopadový vítr, ale byl to jen sen. Krásný sen. Ve větvích šustilo poslední listí a jinovatka zdobila suchá stébla. I had dream about autumn wind but it was just a dream. Nice dream. Last leaves shaked on branches and ground frost shined on dry stalks. Na jedné lodi plujem na jedné palubě a i když neveslujem voda nás sama nese na jedné lodi plujem vstříc stejné záhubě a mrtvé vyhazujem a živým smějeme se ... Na jedné lodi, Jarek Nohavica
  • Slunečno / Sunny

    4 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jedno pronikavé slunečno.Focení je hlavně o fotkách. Když to ale jeden nemá jako nádeničinu, může si to užít jako docela normální člověk....v neděli v pět ráno, kdesi...Docela normálně...užít :-) One heavy sunny morning.Photography is all about photos. Mostly. If one does not do it as daily work, can enjoy it as a fairly normal person.... Sunday at five, somewhere... Quite normal ... enjoy :-)
  • Mlhavo / Foggy

    1 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hustě mlžné téma pro dnešní den.Snad je u vás jasno...? Heavy foggy theme for today. Perhaps you enjoing sunny weather...?
  • Connected

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Prázdniny jsou v plném proudu. Vedro střídají bouřky a bouřky vedra.Někoho dovolená čeká, jiný čeká dovolenou. Někdo čekal celý rok na prázdniny, jen aby teď mohl makat.Blázinec :-) The holidays are in middle. The heat turns storms and storms again to heat.Someone waiting for vacation, someone vacation just finnished. Someone waited all year for the holidays only to now work hard. Madhouse :-)
 
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Profoto B1–Nikon TTL: Field Test

    Joe McNally
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    I recently was fortunate enough to be allowed to play with a beta version of the Profoto Air Remote TTL-N units. That means, in short, the Nikon version of controllers for the already renowned Profoto B1 units. The Canon models have been out for a while, and now the remote for Nikon hits the market on Sept. 15. Hit this link for the complete skinny and specs.  So, here’s the good news. My first frame shot with the unit was bang on in terms of exposure. (Which I figured was pretty good, as, it being the first time in the field with them, I really didn’t know what I was doing, or…
  • The Sky is the Driver

    Joe McNally
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    As I usually mention when teaching flash lighting, the most important light to observe and work with is not represented by that carton of flashes in the trunk of your car. It’s the ambient light level you encounter on location. Even if you go into a coal mine, and there is no light, that lack of ambient illumination becomes the driver for your flash solution. Likewise, outside, on a sunny day, that nuclear blast of photons up in the sky pushes you to light…or not. So, ironically, when you go on location as a “flash photographer.” no matter how many watt seconds you are…
  • A Life of Laughter

    Joe McNally
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:03 am
    A bright light just went out. Robin Williams could speak faster than most of us can think. And when he spoke (often in tongues) we laughed, long, hard and well. Only photographed him once. Typical of his irreverent whimsy, he walked onstage to rehearse wearing a “Forty F%&*$#&G Niners” t-shirt, and dared the assembled photogs to take his picture and put that in your “family f%$*(**&^%g newspaper.” Had to bring my timing to get a publishable snap. We were all lucky to get anything sharp. He kept it lively, doing his routine, and riffing here and there. His…
  • Knocking Around With Flash

    Joe McNally
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:48 am
    It’s been a busy year, so much so, I didn’t get around to doing a KelbyOne live seminar until late June. They are fun to do, and it looks like I’ll do a few more as the year progresses. The Kelby folks actually changed the name of the tour in the middle of things (thanks guys:-) so it is now called “The Power of One Flash.” Good example below. A very patient lady helped me out by coming out of the audience in San Jose for this one flash snap. It’s a one flash deal, but the flash is ping ponged off a white foam core board. It faces away from the subject,…
  • The Producer

    Joe McNally
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    The blog went missing last week. It was as if an industrial cleaning team had come through the studio, and somebody waved the business end of a high powered wet dry vac too near the calendar and it just sucked the week off the wall. There was that brief hissing noise as that particular collection of days put up a feeble resistance, and then, bloop! they were gone. Through the pipe and out into some sort of interior land fill in the barely conscious back of my brain known as what the hell just happened? The pace of production here at the studio is partly to blame of course, apart from my…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Take Time to Play

    Jason
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Ever feel like your creativity is  at a standstill?  Something got it on hold?  The common belief is that creative or mental blocks come from trying too hard to actually be creative.  So, how can we stop trying to hard?  It’s not that we should stop trying per se. It’s more that we need to stop trying to make every image a powerful image.  Being playful often starts with just laughing at yourself.  Seriously…laugh at yourself.  Do something stupid or silly.  That becomes infectious and can move you forward to play. In being playful with your work, it’s often…
  • Beautiful Bokeh

    Jason
    9 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Over the weekend, I was taking some time to review some new hardware (not done testing yet, so gotta wait there) and I was testing in various types of lighting conditions, and at various burst rates.  During the course of the testing, I remembered how beautiful the bokeh is on the Sigma 70mm Macro lens.  Rather than diving into some lengthy narrative about what bokeh is, and how bokeh can really set things off nicely in an image, I figured it might be easier this time to just demonstrate with a few shots with what I would call… Beautiful Bokeh The background is simply the tree…
  • Hawking your wares…

    Jason
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It sounds painful, and in the current climate, it can be.  For some though, this phrase may not sound familiar, so let me expand a little here – I am talking about selling your pictures.  It’s competitive for sure, as there are many more of us than there were a mere 10 years ago.  That, combined with the fact that buyers are paying less for them than before due to shrinking budgets – does not mean that no one is buying photos.  It just means you have to look in more places.  One such resource is the publication “The Photographer’s Market”. Published…
  • 5 Point and Shoots Under $250

    Jason
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Cameras are everywhere. Every cell phone these days has a built in one. Many folks tend to notice though that a cell phone camera has limitations on functionality, and look at getting a dedicated camera to take better quality pictures. While I’ve always encouraged people to adopt the mentality that The Best Camera is the one you have with you, there are added benefits to working with a dedicated camera over one that exists as part of a multi-function device like a smart phone. DSLR’s are great, but have several limitations themselves, the most common one of which is that they are bulky,…
  • Picking a Good Flash Battery

    Jason
    3 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    As with anything, photographers perform a natural progression with their flashes.  We start with the built-in flash, then quickly move to an added flash.  Said flash then becomes external, but still tethered to the camera, until finally we liberate the flash from the camera via wireless triggers and remote control.  Through all of it, we need to fire these flashes with some power source.  Inevitably, the question comes up about what battery is best for your flashes. There are lots of options out there with options in every category from type of battery (alkaline, NiMh, and LiOn) to vendor…
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

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

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

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

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

    admin
    1 May 2014 | 7:32 am
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman Pelican touts its reputation for making high-performance case solutions that are watertight, crushproof, dust proof and used by professionals in the most demanding situation including firefighters, police and military. I’ve owned several of the company’s cases over the years and when I think of Pelican, the words “useful” and “indestructible” come to mind. After recently testing the Pelican 1560LOC overnight case (full of camera equipment) the useful part went to a whole new level. First, a little bit about Pelican…
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • White Water Kayaking Photos – Surprisingly More Difficult Than You Might Think

    JP Danko
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:39 pm
    I can’t believe that its late August and summer is almost over.  It seems that every year I have a list of summer time photo sessions that I never get around to. One thing I have had on my list for a while now is white water kayaking photos. There is a world class white [...] The post White Water Kayaking Photos – Surprisingly More Difficult Than You Might Think appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How The Launch of Apollo 11 Looks Slowed Down at 500 FPS

    Maaz Khan
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    It’s been forty five years since Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first two men to walk on the moon. The more unbelievable fact for us, however, is that apparently had cameras that could run at five hundred frames per second back then, as well. For thirty minutes, the launch of Apollo 11 [...] The post How The Launch of Apollo 11 Looks Slowed Down at 500 FPS appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Explore Portugal In This Scenic Hyperlapse Made By An Award Winning Timelapse Filmmaker

    Tiffany Mueller
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:08 am
    While on a holiday in Portugal to accept a Best Timelapse award for his incomparably brilliant Moscow Night Timelapse/Hyperlapse, Kirill Neiezhmakov, like any good photographer, seized the opportunity to create his next treasure, Portugal Hyperlapse/Timelapse. Neiezhmakov is making a name for himself among timelapse and hyperlapse photography enthusiasts as one of the art forms leading filmmakers, [...] The post Explore Portugal In This Scenic Hyperlapse Made By An Award Winning Timelapse Filmmaker appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Increasing Number Of Performers Ban Use Of Smartphones And Tablets To Photograph And Film Events

    Tiffany Mueller
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:07 pm
    After running a post detailing the ban of tablet photography at Manchester United home games last week, we asked our readers if we thought this might spark a trend and whether or not they thought more venues should and would pick up on the idea. Looking through the comments on that post it appears the consensus rules [...] The post Increasing Number Of Performers Ban Use Of Smartphones And Tablets To Photograph And Film Events appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Experience The Swiss Alps With A Little Help From 12 GoPros And 2 Custom Panoramic Rigs

    Tiffany Mueller
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Have you ever dreamt about photographing your own ascent of the Swiss Alps, but can never find the time to actually get around to it? Luckily, there are professional mountaineers who are, well, let’s just say, slightly more motivated than you and I. Now, you can enjoy the experience of climbing the notorious Eiger North [...] The post Experience The Swiss Alps With A Little Help From 12 GoPros And 2 Custom Panoramic Rigs appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Serious Compacts - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'North Cascades and Olympic National Parks' by Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    We did a 10 day trip in northern Washington in July. Day hikes in North Cascades National Park and a few days in Olympic National Park on our way back home to Oregon. Wonderful places... took way too many photos :) Gear-wise I kept it "fairly minimal": Olympus EM-1 with the 14-54mm and the 75-300mm. And a hiking pole with small ballhead as monopod. Sauk Mountain: after some miles on a steep gravel road and a fairly short (but steep) hike you get rewarded with views like these: Sauk Mountain by tilman paulin, on Flickr Mt Baker Wilderness (Artist Point): at first we were disappointed when we…
  • Featured: 'Herons (some BIF) with Nikon V3 and 70-300CX' by The Smoking Camera

    The Smoking Camera
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:46 am
    A few images of black crowned night herons on the edge of a marsh here in Hawaii. Used the Nikon V3 and recently released 70-300CX lens (189-810mm equivalent). The setup weighs less than two pounds so I was able to handhold for a couple of hours. Burst rate is 20fps with continuous focusing and the camera does a reasonable job of tracking. Hope you enjoy these.
  • Featured: 'Sigma DP2 Quattro Test Shoot Pics and First Impressions' by ggibson

    ggibson
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    My test shoot DP2 Quattro arrived the other day and I've played around with it and grabbed some shots--enough to give a first-look impression of the camera and the images it can produce. The camera itself is a strange, modern design, that much is plainly obvious from just looking at it. I think Sigma wanted this camera to look as different on the outside as they feel it is on the inside! Ergonomically, the design is pretty poor, in my opinion. The "grip" does not really fit the hand well, and is shorter than I would really like it to be to get a firm hold on it. It's usable enough, but don't…
  • Tutorial: Add the SC Mobile Version Shortcut to Your Phone / iPod Homescreen

    Amin Sabet
    22 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    We are phasing out the site app in favor of a mobile site version, which is the default site version when visiting from a phone or iPod. To add a link to your phone or iPod homescreen so that the mobile site can be launched like an app, follow the directions below. For Android phones: 1) Visit SeriousCompacts.com in your browser (I am using Chrome here) and tap on the menu button. Mine is circled in red; yours may look slightly different in a different browser / phone. 2. Tap on "Add to homescreen" 3.1. Change title to something short like "SC" 3.2. Tap on "Add" 4. All done. Your shortcut…
  • Panasonic Announces Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Digital Camera

    Amin Sabet
    12 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    Today Panasonic announced the FZ1000, the latest in their long, well-respected line of megazoom cameras. It is the second megazoom with a 1" sensor and costs far less. Compared to the Sony RX10, the Panasonic has a much longer zoom (25-400e vs 24-200e), significantly slower lens (2.8-4 vs 2.8 constant), and lower price ($899 vs $1299) Highlights 20.1MP 1" High Sensitivity MOS SensorLeica DC Vario-Elmarit 16x Zoom Lens25-400mm f/2.8-4 (35mm Equivalent)4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps0.39" 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder3.0" 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD MonitorBuilt-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with…
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Pan Blur Effect and Cloud Brushes – Episode 390

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

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

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

    Nick Abramovitz
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Pete has a tip on sketching for cartoon storybook animals. Corey shows a feature in Ps CC using Patterns and its new feature called Scripted Pattern. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form PhotoshopWorld-athon This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 387 is now playing! Download Episode 387 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Split 3D Extrusion & Dent Effect and Frequency Separation – Episode 386

    Nick Abramovitz
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Corey starts out the show with a tip on using 3d extrusion in Ps and splitting it in a graphic. Glyn Dewis joins us from England with a cool Movie (Iron Man) effect. And lastly Pete answers a question from Facebook on frequency separation and has a tip on how to understand it better. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Pixel Fight Club This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 386 is now playing! Download Episode 386 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Rumor: Heptagon Acquires MESA Imaging

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:18 pm
    The rumor is that Heptagon has acquired Swiss ToF camera and image sensor maker MESA Imaging. MESA ToF cameras and sensors are mainly used in industrial applications, while Heptagon is oriented to mass market wafer optics used in many camera phones. The synergy between the two cameras is not clear to me.Historically, both companies started from Switzerland CSEM technology:
  • Mantis Vision Reviews 3D Camera Technologies

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Mantis Vision's CTO, Gur Bittan presents "Mobile Depth Sensing Methods and What They're Good For" at GPU Technology Conference held in March 2014. One can download the presentation video here or see it below.
  • InSilixa Presents DNA Testing Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    EETimes: InSilixa comes out of stealth mode with a promise to deliver a cheap DNA testing technology PCR by means of 32 x 32 image sensor array. The sensor is supposed to cost $20-$50, has 100um pixel pitch and is manufactured in IBM 250nm process:In 2013, the startup company won Nokia XCHALLENGE award, as seen in this Youtube video:
  • Olympus Proposes 2-Layer RGB-IR Sensor

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Egami blog publishes Olympus Japanese patent application 2014-135535 proposing a 2-layer RGB-IR sensor. The main purpose is to remove the need in IR-cut filter.
  • iFixit Reveals Mantis Vision 3D Camera inside Google Project Tango Tablet

    Vladimir Koifman
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:22 am
    iFixit teardown shows that Mantis Vision structured light camera is responsible for Google Project Tango tablet 3D vision. The teardown team quotes Google: "The IR projector is from Mantis Vision, and designed specific to our specs for field of view and resolution. It is custom designed to work in partnership with the 4MP RGB-IR camera on the other side."
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • The Top 5 Ways I Use My Wacom Tablet with Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I always try to sit down and think up things that have become totally vital to my Lightroom workflow. Sometimes those things are right inside Lightroom, but I have to say if there’s one non-Lightroom thing that I can’t live without for my photos, it’s my Wacom tablet. No joke. I know I shouldn’t have to say this, but Wacom doesn’t pay me a penny to write about them. And honestly, if you don’t own a tablet then this post isn’t even for you because it’s probably hard for you to envision where you’d use the tips/settings I’m about to…
  • LIGHTROOM TIP: Organizing Collections From Folders

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    Hey everyone. Sorry for being away lately. If you follow my personal blog (if you’re in to landscape photography I hope you do), I posted that I was going to be gone for a week filming a Landscape Photography at Mt. Rainier (outside of Seattle) class for KelbyOne. Well, I had no idea that I wouldn’t have any internet and cell service for most of the time. Anyway, I’m back in the office until Photoshop World and I wanted to get out a quick tip that I just learned this week… Side Note: I posted a recap of my photos from that trip in case you want to see it. Here’s…
  • NEWS: Lightroom 5.6 Update

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    Hey everyone! Adobe just released another “dot” update for Lightroom. We’re up to 5.6 now and it’s free to download. Just launch Lightroom, go to the Help menu and choose Check for Updates. There’s nothing really breathtaking in this one. It’s mostly a camera update (the Nikon D810 is now included as well as a couple of Panasonic cameras) and a few bug fixes. Oh and lots of news lens profile support (especially with Sony’s lenses). You can see exactly what’s in the update and what bug fixes were addressed over on the Adobe Lightroom Journal…
  • Tip: Lightroom Tips and My Sky Replacement Tutorial

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Last week, over at Kelby One, we did a free webcast for Photoshop World coming up in just over a month. We had videos and tutorials from lots of various Photoshop World instructors, and I jumped in to do a some quick Lightroom tips as well as a tutorial on replacing a not-so-great sky in landscape photos. Replacing the sky is one of those questions I hear about a lot. I’ll tell you up front, that in order for it to work, you need similar conditions. For example, if you take an image from a blah cloudy day, and try to replace it with a sky from a bright sunny or colorful sunset, then…
  • Lightroom Plug-In: If You’re Looking For Film Effects, Check Out Alien Skin Exposure 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    Hey everyone. I keep getting asked about all of the Lightroom plug-ins out there, which is why (a while back) I created a plug-in category here on the site. One of the big areas I hear a lot about is film effects. Lately it seems that film effects have taken over the post-processing world. Look at the popularity of the VSCO Film presets for Lightroom (and many others that do something similar). Just about every photo app on the iPhone does ‘em too. Now, I do think the overall community out there wants to do most of their work in Lightroom which is why presets are popular. But when it…
 
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    ESSENTIALS For Photographers

  • What Do You Charge For… (Part Three)

    wizwow
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Working and bidding for small businesses and entreprene […]Categories: Essays Featured Going Pro LE News and Info(Read more...)
  • Are You a Commodity or a Brand?

    wizwow
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Brooke from way back in the day… can you spot the […]Categories: Essays Featured Going Pro LE News and Info Rants & Raves(Read more...)
  • Old Mama Dog – New Tricks…

    wizwow
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    “I am changing the direction of my photography as […]Categories: Essays PROJECT "52" Rants & Raves(Read more...)
  • One Red Balloon… a Challenge

    wizwow
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    A recent assignment in my 2014 Project 52 group was to […]Categories: Featured LE News and Info PROJECT "52"(Read more...)
  • John Sharpe, Photographer: Calgary, Alberta

    wizwow
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Meet John Sharpe, a commercial photographer in Calgary, […]Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info Seen & Noted(Read more...)
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Brad Elterman : a little #TBT in many ways

    Damon Webster
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    This article was first posted in 2009. We’re going to dedicate Thursdays on Photoinduced as Throw Back Thursday, and go into our archives to reintroduce some folks and photography to you. Sure, the concept of paparazzi was popularized in the days of La Dolce Vita. Yes, celebrities have always been sought after for exclusive personal […]
  • Garry Winogrand at the MET : A traveling show gets new home

    Damon Webster
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    He was one of the most ironic photographers of our time. Prolific,obsessed,and a social commentator with a fast shooting camera. The show currently at the Metropolitan began at SF MOMA a year ago. And it had a significantly different take away flavor. A master of street photography, Garry Winogrand was an observer of the human […]
  • iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

    Damon Webster
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]
  • Olloclip 3-In-1 Macro: Extreme close-up photography in your hand

    Damon Webster
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I love the Olloclip lenses. There. I said it. There are so many ways to add lenses to that phone in your pocket , and I’ve tried a bunch. Forget the magnets, not a good idea to put one next to your camera. And the cases that have screw in lenses may be good (new […]
  • July 4th Fireworks Photos! A Simple Guide to Cool Images

    Damon Webster
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    (This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) Living in A Powder Keg and Giving Off Sparks! What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Penggunaan Filter Cilcular Polarizer

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Filter Circular Polarizer atau biasa dikenal dengan Filter  CPL adalah filter multifungsi yang mampu mengurangi silau dan membuat warna lebih hidup.  Filter ini sangat cocok terutama digunakan untuk fotografi landscape karena mampu mempertajam warna(langit dan dedaunan/pepohonan) dan mengurangi silau akibat sinar matahari/pantulan pada air. Petunjuk Penggunaan Efek filter polarizer akan maksimal jika subjek berada pada sudut 90 derajat dari matahari, seperti ditunjukkan pada gambar diatas. Atau lebih jelasnya anda bisa mengarahkan jari telunjuk ke arah matahari dan membuka jari jempol.
  • Penggunaan warna dalam fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Warna dapat kita temukan dimanapun dan subjek apapun. Untuk membentuk komposisi yang baik warna perlu dipadukan dengan garis, bentuk, tekstur dan ruang. Penggunaan warna yang menarik dapat memberikan sentuhan yang menarik pada gambar, sehingga Seringkali warna yang menonjol dijadikan point of interest/fokus utama dalam suatu gambar. Banyak sekali teori tentang warna dan efeknya untuk mempengaruhi fikiran seseorang. Warna dapat dibagi menjadi 2 kategori, yakni warna dingin dan warna hangat. Warna dingin terdiri dari warna biru ke hijau atau spektrum ditengahnya/diantara kedua warna tersebut.
  • Menghindari foto menjemukan saat kondisi berawan/mendung

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Mengabadikan gambar saat mendung tentu saja berbeda dibanding saat kondisi cerah. Kondisi mendung biasanya menghasilkan gambar yang datar, monoton, dan terjadi kemiripan kecerahan antara subjek dengan background akibat kontrast rendah yang diproduksi saat kondisi berawan. Seringkali para pemula melakukan banyak kesalahan dalam kondisi tersebut, bahkan ketika mereka menguasai banyak tips tentang komposisi dan setting kamera gambar yang dihasilkan masih diluar keinginan. Hal yang perlu dimengerti adalah aspek fundamental/medasar yakni pencahayaan dan hubungannya secara visual terhadap gambar…
  • Membuat bentuk bokeh sendiri

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Bokeh adalah area out of fokus atau area tidak fokus dalam suatu gambar. Area out of fokus disini adalah area apapun baik itu area terang maupun area gelap diluar area fokus. Bokeh akan muncul ketika kita memotret dengan bukaan aperture lebar dan kualitas bokeh sendiri sangat ditentukan oleh kualitas lensa yang kita pakai, misalnya lensa canon L Series mampu menghasilkan bokeh yang lebih baik dibanding lensa canon standart. Hal lain tentunya adalah kemampuan dan kreatifitas sang fotografer. Banyak sekali fotografer yang sangat menyukai bokeh yang dihasilkan oleh area terang, sebut saja…
  • Teknik memotret hewan didalam kandang kebun binatang

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Liburan keluarga tentunya merupakan saat yang ditunggu tunggu dan salah satu tempat favorit anak-anak adalah kebun binatang. Hewan-hewan didalam kandang tentunya sangat menarik, beraneka ragam dan beraneka warna. Namun sayangnya mengabadikan gambar mereka tidaklah mudah karena kita terhalang oleh kandang, sehingga foto-foto yang dihasilkan tampak sekali hasil memotret di kebun binatang. Beberapa tips sederhana berikut akan membantu kita mendapatkan gambar hewan di kebun binatang tampak seperti satwa dialam liar : Menghilangkan refleksi/Pantulan dari Kaca Kaca dan kawat yang biasa digunakan…
 
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • Just Hold On

    Dawn Camp
    14 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    We’ve been at Six Flags since noon on a perfect July day, but it’s dark now and we haven’t eaten in hours, the kids determined not to waste a moment when they can stroke the sky, inhale the wind, defy gravity, or test the limit of their fears. Food in your tummy isn’t wise when roller coasters are involved, anyway. The park closes in 30 minutes and my 12-year-old son leads us to the Gotham City section of the park, his day apparently incomplete unless he rides the Batman, a roller coaster too intense for my 9- and 10-year-old daughters. He races away and they steer me…
  • IKEA 2015 Catalog and $100 Gift Card Giveaway!

    Dawn Camp
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I recently attended a blogger event at IKEA Atlanta, celebrating the launch of the 2015 catalog. I’ve been to IKEA many times, but I learned more about their products, showrooms, and corporate philosophy. I’ll share highlights here and images from the new catalog. Enter at the bottom for a chance to win a $100 IKEA gift card! Living Spaces Because we are readers and homeschoolers, our home brims with bookcases, four of which are IKEA. Stand them side-by-side and they look like built-ins. Open-backed styles show the wall color behind them or work well as room dividers.
  • August 2014 Desktop Calendar

    Dawn Camp
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    My, how this summer has flown! This month’s desktop calendar image comes from a lovely bouquet of wildflowers from a farmers’ market on an old town square. I processed it with a vintage feel because that’s how the bouquet felt to me, sweet and simple. Download August’s Desktop Calendar! Small Large X-Large Do you update your desktop with these calendars each month? Feel free to share with your friends via Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you for using them—they’re made for you! August 2014 Desktop Calendar is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home…
  • Today at (in)Courage: Why You Don’t Have to Win

    Dawn Camp
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Years ago my son’s baseball coach told his team, “It’s not about winning. We’re here to have fun.” My dad leaned down and whispered, “He forgot to tell them that it’s not fun if you don’t win,” and I nodded, a believer. My daddy coached my softball team through junior high and high school. We were in it to win it and we usually did. As a twenty-something, I once called a local radio station to verify my answer in Trivial Pursuit when my mother, aunt, and cousin questioned it. I not only believed I was right, I was willing to work to prove it in a day when a quick Google…
  • In Plain Sight

    Dawn Camp
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:33 pm
    18 days. For 18 days I couldn’t find my keys and then suddenly there they were, in a place we’d looked several times. When I offered a reward—a lunch date—everyone looked even harder, but that didn’t help. My 14-year-old daughter picked out a fancy Asian buffet and my husband said that he wanted to win, too. A date is a date. The keys didn’t stay missing because no one looked for them. If you saw where they hid, you’d wonder why we didn’t find them in five minutes instead of 18 days. Sometimes the things we seek are in plain sight, waiting for us to…
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  • Hands-On Review and Kickstarter info: PeakDesign’s Capture Pro, Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links

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

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Get your cameras ready! An incredible event is taking place in NJ this Friday through Sunday July 25-27, 2014. This year’s QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is the 32nd annual running of the event, and it’s happening at Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ from Fri. July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014. The photo opportunities at the festival are always incredible, and it looks like the weather will be perfect for the Friday balloon ascensions at 6:30am (Open to members with press passes, photographers and photo club members). There are also planned morning and afternoon…
  • BookExpo America (BEA) Starts Today in NYC and Runs Until Sat. 5/31 – Some Quick Links

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    29 May 2014 | 2:53 pm
    What if the Jacob Javits Center in New York City basically turned into the world’s largest bookstore for three days? That’s about the best way I can describe BookExpo America (a.k.a. BEA), being held from May 29-31, 2014. I covered the show last year for The Imaging Buffet, and you can find my article here for a look at a bit of what I experienced. I was especially impressed by the number of photo and art books on display from many different publishers when I visited the show in 2013. I learned from the show website that Christopher Bonanos, author of Instant: A Cultural…
  • Two Upcoming Workshops in NJ on Image Management/Backup and Lightroom Printing – 12/13 and 12/15, 2013

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    12 Dec 2013 | 6:25 am
    There is a fantastic free event happening at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ from Fri. 12/13-12/15, 2013 called the NJ Camera Show. It’s a great opportunity to try out different lenses and other gear, and see a lot of speakers covering many topics, including how to use your DSLR more effectively (registration is generally $10 for most of the classes, and you then get that $10 back to use in the store, which is packed full of photo and video gear). Quick tip: bring a few extra SD or CF cards so that you can put them in different cameras and then take the cards home to see the…
  • A Review of AURA, An Adam Lambert Tribute Publication, and Behind-the-Scenes Publishing Info

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    8 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    There are few things that have had an influence on humans as much as music. For thousands of years, we have created sounds with voice and various instruments in ways that have had a profound effect on cultures around the globe. And like photography and moving pictures, music reaches us in many ways. One of those ways has been through TV-based competitions, which combine real-life experiences with a competition that ends with a “Champion,” “Idol,” or winner by another name. I’ve been a fan of these shows from the days of “Star Search,” which, if you…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Gabriel and Aileen’s Wedding

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

    Lisa
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    It’s impossible to tell the story of Karl and Cheryl’s wedding without saying how much it meant to us to be there. See, back in 2007-2008 when Jeff and I were just starting out, we bought our first DSLRS and lenses from this little camera shop in Greenhills. We were still so young then and could only swing for the barest of equipment. Each purchase meant using most of whatever we had in savings at the time, so we remember each of them well. Last year, without knowing us personally and this story, Cheryl, the daughter of the family that owns that same shop, booked us for her…
  • Jon and Michelle’s Tagaytay Engagement Shoot and Wedding

    Lisa
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:43 pm
    The moment Jon saw a photo of Michelle, he knew he had to meet her. It’s a long story that involves Friendster (tee hee), a concert in Houston, Texas, and him selling front row tickets just to get her number. It’s true what they say about fortune favoring the bold, yes? Because he got her number, and five years later, he got to marry her. These two are unbelievably charming. Jon was the one who emailed to tell us all about them, and the way he easily shared their story and how fondly he wrote of what they have together just completely won us over. He also secretly learned how to…
  • Ivan and Isabel’s Wedding

    Lisa
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
    So, what do you do when you realize the love of your life is 13,688 kilometers away from you? Simple. You follow her. And if you’re lucky, like Ivan, someday you’ll watch her walk down the aisle to you. Ivan and Isabel tied the knot in an elegant affair at Santuario de San Antonio and The Peninsula Manila. We’re quite familiar with Ivan’s family already, having shot his sister’s wedding just a few months prior. It was so wonderful to see everyone again, and it felt like we were among friends. I remember arriving at Isabel’s home bright and early. Jeff and…
  • Lennard and Midge’s Tagaytay Wedding

    Lisa
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Jeff and I met Midge over Skype and just fell in love with her. You can just feel her friendliness and warmth right away. Some people take some time to be comfortable with, and that’s fine, too. It’s part of our job to make people comfortable around us, and I like to think we do it well. But with Midge, it was easy and natural. And meeting her in person on her wedding day for the first time, I felt like we’ve been friends for years. Also, I did not want to stop taking pictures of her. Seriously. I could have shot her for days. Lennard and Midge together is pretty much the…
 
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  • ROA – Pilsen

    Jeff
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    ROA is but one of many murals on a wall that stretches along a wall on 16th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.The post ROA – Pilsen appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Indiana Cactus

    Jeff
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    This is one of many Prickly Pear cacti that can be found around the Indiana Dunes. For some reason I had never seen a cactus there before. But then again, I never walked the trails until this year. Too bad I missed them when they were flowering but I’ve added it to my photography bucket […]The post Indiana Cactus appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Young Tortoise

    Jeff
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:20 am
    I made this picture of a young tortoise at Animal Island the other day. Still looking for some background material. I used some cinefoil for this but found that it doesn’t work all that well.The post A Young Tortoise appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Trees 6/9/14

    Jeff
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    I like to walk. I really like taking walks in the woods. There are a few places near me that are fun to explore. Bartel Grassland is one of them. It’s encompasses around 700 or so acres and has it all including water, trees, and wildlife. One thing it doesn’t have is trails. Works for […]The post Trees 6/9/14 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Chicago – South Loop

    Jeff
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 am
    A view of Chicago’s south loop. This picture was made from one of the few spots on the Stevenson Expressway (I55) where there are no wires. The view was a pretty good one.The post Chicago – South Loop appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Inexpensive 12 Foot Tripods As An Alternative To Painters Pole

    larry
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:37 pm
    I’ve had several readers point out this video on large construction tripods for use in photography and videography. Giant tripods are very popular with real estate photographers but you have to lay out around $2K USD for a Gitzo carbon tripod with the extendable center section that will raise a  heavy DSLR and lens to […]
  • Real Estate Photography Q & A – Older Rebels, Curbed.com and Independents in NZ?

    larry
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Jaimee’s Question:   I’m a fairly new agent (2 years) and want to supplement my income with real estate photography.  Your ebooks are exactly what I’m looking for to gather information on what to use and how to start so thank you for that.  I have an older Canon Rebel 300D from 2003, it’s not a full […]
  • Photography For Real Estate News Bites

    larry
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Readers pass on a bunch of interesting real estate photography news and I like to pass on as much of it as possible. I’ve been getting behind lately so I thought I’d do a post to catchup all these news items: 3 Splurges Worth the Expense When You’re Selling Your Home: Professional Staging, Hire a house cleaning service, and […]
  • Did You Know You Can Edit Video In Photoshop?

    larry
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Greg Utton first pointed out this tutorial by Terry White last month. It’s a tutorial on how to edit video in Photoshop CC or CS6. Then just a couple of days ago Jason Vosper pointed out that Serge Ramelli also has a tutorial on editing video in Photoshop CC. As Serge and Terry both point out […]
  • Still Contest Closes and Video Contest Opens At End Of Day August 15

    larry
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Still Contest Closing: We have awesome set of daylight exterior photo entries for this month. I’m amazed at how he quality of photos in this contest keeps getting better and better. PFRE still photo contest is closing at the end of the day August 15 (in a few hours) and the video contest will open. The  still contest jury will choose […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • On Summer Break, See You in the Fall

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dodge & Burn will be taking a short break for the rest of this 2014 summer season. Besides enjoying life with my family, during the break I will be working on a few projects:Preparing for a showing of my new photo-collage work titled "Inherited Patterns" at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan branch for their "Art in the Windows" programHosting monthly photography critiques in my Brooklyn studio with fellow colleagues (if you're in NYC and would like to join, contact me to get info)Arranging new photographer interviews with artists like Aline Shkurovich, Andrea Stultiens, Guadalupe Ruiz and…
  • Weekly Roundup: "Through A Lens Darkly" In Theatres, Caribbean "Coolie" Women and More

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Photo courtesy of the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Flickr PhotostreamUS Theatrical Run for "Through a Lens Darkly"Thomas Allen Harris' "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People," a Sundance Film Festival 2014 selection, will make its US theatrical premiere beginning Wednesday, August 27, presented by Film Forum (NYC), where it'll enjoy a 2-week engagement. Watch the trailer.Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, 2013, performance at the Studio Museum in Harlem, courtesy of BOMB magazine.BOMB Magazine Interview with Coco Fusco by Elia…
  • Weekly Roundup: The Un-Selfie, Speaking in Tongues, Feminine View of Middle East and More

    27 Jun 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Nour, Chekka Lebanon 2013Copyright Rania MatarThe Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective Howard Greenberg Gallery The Fuller Building 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406 New York, NY 10022The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists Boushra Almutawakel of Yemen, Shadi Ghadirian of Iran, Rania Matar of Lebanon, and Reem Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The photographs will be on view for the first time in New York. In addition, the gallery will show photographs from Syria made in 1940 by Margaret Bourke-White for LIFE magazine. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday,…
  • Camera Club of New York's Photographer Conversation Series

    25 Jun 2014 | 10:30 am
    Copyright Rony MaltzFellow ICP-Bard MFA alum Nandita Raman has been conducting what she's described as a "running conversations with threads" series on the Camera Club of New York (CCNY) blog. Describing the goal of the conversations she hosts, Raman writes:Threads can be long and winding, in fact it can be an effort to keep them straight. They tie things together and they also get into perplexing entanglements. Conversations are threads sometimes, where surprising connections are possible. Instead of writing about art, I feel the more urgent question is how to live an examined life…
  • Photographer Interview: Cristobal Guerra

    23 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Copyright Cristobal GuerraWhere are you from and where do you live/work now?I grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico. My mother's from Colombia and my dad from Loiza, PR. I lived in PR all my life until I moved to NYC in 2008. I’ve been living and dreaming in Brooklyn ever since.What was your first experience with photography and when did you decide it was a medium that you wanted to engage with artistically?I don't remember a specific first experience, but I do remember an obsession with visual messages. Like going to the movies with my dad really young and not really understanding english yet,…
 
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  • Wildlife Wednesday: Butterfly wings

    Arnold Chao
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    In this week’s photo selection, let’s explore the enchanting beauty of diverse patterns and colors that nature offers in the wings of butterflies. Here’s a few to get you started. Tim StraterMalachietvlinder “This picture was taken during a visit to Rotterdam Zoo (Rotterdam, Netherlands).” – Tim Strater ♥siebe ©Butterfly Sinkha63Parnassius apollo ♀ “Apollo female foraging a flower of atuberous thistle in a small alpine meadow. Vercors, France.” – Anne SORBES Shelley HuangButterfly Seventh.HeavenPeacock & Small Tortoishell…
  • Twitter Tuesday: The Cats Selections

    Tenz Shih
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    *Cinnamonbubble popper extraordinaire Our #TwitterTuesday theme yesterday was #Cats, and we’ve got a lot photos from all of you cat lovers. Here are some of our favorites, and you could see all submissions directly in the feed. Meow. Leire GoitiaBegirada. Katua I Cat. naiara_ponteslola Foraggio FotographicPaddington, Sydney rampxMusashi . Wolfwendy geoffmart65Radar glossormattUntitled
  • Double exposures

    michelle mcswain
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Double exposures are created by layering two photos on top of each other to create a single image. Traditionally, a double exposure is made by shooting two or more photographs with an analog camera without advancing the film in between. Recently, photographers have created double exposures digitally, either in-camera or with Photoshop. Take a look at some of our favorite double exposures below and learn some fun tricks to try out! hui+ When shooting a double exposure, remember to compensate for the film being exposed twice. If your camera has f-stop settings, try underexposing your images by…
  • Twitter Tuesday: Cats

    Tenz Shih
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:27 pm
    FlickrTwitterTuesday: Cats Today’s Twitter Tuesday theme is “Cats”. Browse your photostream to find a matching photo or take a new one. Once on Flickr, share it with @Flickr using the hashtag #TwitterTuesday. We’ll present our favorites right here on FlickrBlog tomorrow.
  • Mono Monday: Fog

    Arnold Chao
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    For Mono Monday this week, an outstanding panorama by Ray Jennings captivated us and led us on a search for more photography of scenes in foggy conditions. And to our delight, there are plenty of them to appreciate. Ray Jennings AUGorilla in the Mist “Revisited the Paulownia Plantation at Richmond with the Focus group during the week and scored some lovely foggy conditions.” – Ray Jennings billlushana1屏東里龍山日出雲海- 12 Mudan Township, Taiwan, Taiwan. Fin WrightChulilla Chulilla, Valencia, Spain. unukornoMachu Picchu Machu Picchu, Peru. from the lens of GDay 42…
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  • respite

    Karen Walrond
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    My word, I'm tired of words.  I don't want to look at another word. I'm overwhelmed by words.  And as for myself, I'm plum out of words.  So yesterday, because I was stressed and overwhelmed and just worn out, I treated myself to a bouquet of grocery-store flowers, and I dusted off my old, bulky Nikon (I missed you, old friend), and sat with them both in my entry, and was silent.   Except for the clicking of my shutter.  The images in this post are what resulted.  A little respite. And here's a bonus:  I was looking for a song to feature today, so I…
  • how to do a full marathon & save some kids' lives without training even once (aka the #miraclemarathon)

    Karen Walrond
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I mentioned a few weeks ago that my friend Christine invited me to participate in a marathon.  Now, Christine is actually a runner, and a pretty avid one, at that; so I presumed she must have an inflated sense of the athletic ability of most humans, since I couldn't possibly think of when I had given her the impression that I enjoyed running like she does.  I'm not ashamed to tell you that when I first opened her email I, quite literally, laughed right out loud.  I am the opposite of athletic; in fact, I resent running to the bathroom.  The thought of me doing a…
  • this was a good week

    Karen Walrond
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You all know this was a rough week for me (and incidentally, thank you all so much for your comments in that last post -- seriously, they meant so much).  But even with all the insanity that has been going on in the world these days, there is still much to be grateful for.  And so, in my everlasting, ongoing effort to share beauty and light here on Chookooloonks, here is some awesome that I was very grateful for this week: •  An old friend of Marcus' came into town this week, and Marcus and I met her for drinks (in the middle of the week!  Like we…
  • affected (updated)

    Karen Walrond
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    About 4 years ago, we had some really intense rains here in Houston -- so intense that the bayou near my house broke its banks, and the hike and bike trail that runs alongside it became deeply submerged.  When the rains finally stopped, I decided that I wanted to get out of the house for a little walk/run, just to shake the cabin fever, but I knew that there was no way I could get down to the trail.  So instead, I decided to go running through my neighbourhood, and the one next to it.  So I pulled on my running shoes, some yoga pants, a sports bra and oversize t-shirt.  I…
  • ode to walking

    Karen Walrond
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I miss walking.Not the kind of walking the requires athletic shoes and an old t-shirt and hitting the hike-and-bike trail for the express purpose of pounding the pavement and pumping the heart.  I do that kind of walking often enough, and frankly, I resent every step.  (I've never been a fan of exercise.)  I'm talking about the kind of walking that's a form of transportation. A way to get to a particular destination.  A way to sightsee, even.We do not walk here in Houston.  Our city isn't designed for walking.  We have very few sidewalks, and the ones we do have…
 
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Wedding Album | Ashley+Adam – Bear Creek Mountain Resort

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

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

    Mike
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Just finished the final touches on Kate and Ryan’s Riverview Country Club wedding album. The wedding started in Bethlehem PA and the ceremony and reception was all at the Riverview Country Club in Easton PA. It was such a fun couple with some very unique touches… I hope you guys enjoy it. If the album isn’t appearing on your device or computer you can use this link Photographer: Micahel McNett Photography | McNettImages.com Venue: Riverview Country Club | RiverviewCountryClub.com Cake: Granny Schmidts Bake Shop | GrannySchmidtsBakeShop.com Florist: Pondeleks Florist |…
  • Wedding Photography Tips | Pre-Bridal: Getting Ready

    Mike
    18 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    Have you ever heard wedding advice like “Enjoy every moment of your wedding day, it goes by so fast” We all go through life relying on our memories to bring back those fleeting moments. During those events, like your wedding day, that are so jam packed full of amazing moments that you don’t want to forget its the photography that you will count on to help you remember. So we can in fact set our future selves up for success when they will look back and remember one of the most amazing days of our lives. Pre-Bridal and Getting Ready shots have become just as important (if not…
  • Marriage Equality, Same Sex Weddings and Free Wedding Photography In PA

    Mike
    21 May 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Today May 21, 2014 Gov. Corbett (1 day after a federal court struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage equality) declined to appeal and the marriage ruling stands!!!! So in PA thousands of loving couples in same sex relationships will be able to finally “legally”  be wed in PA. To celebrate I am giving away free Wedding  Photographic coverage to the first same sex couple that books me. What does this mean…  The couple must meet with me for a consultation. Free is great but if Im not a good fit for the couple or they don’t like my style then free would…
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  • New Exposure Story: 8 Seconds

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

    jonesoliver
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week I shared a few from the Roping & Racing events.  This week – rough stock. As it turns out, it was also an odd weekend for the bull riders as no one made it the full 8 seconds.  Good riders – just better bulls. Bull Riding Bull Riding That’s Bullfighter Cody Harsch. More Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc Saddle Bronc
  • 2014 Philomath Frolic & Rodeo: Roping & Racing

    jonesoliver
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    The Philomath Frolic & Rodeo just wrapped up another year and thankfully I had the chance to be out there again for three of the four shows.  Here’s a few from the roping and racing (plus one steer wrestling image). Steer Wrestling Tie Down Roping Barrel Racing Yep, that’s Stevie Rae Willis of Stompin’ Ground fame.  I also have a photo of Sam Willis (her dad) steer wrestling here. Team Roping Break Away Roping Tie Down Roping
  • 2014 Philomath Classic Car Show

    jonesoliver
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Had the chance to head on over to the 2014 Philomath Classic Car Show on Saturday to walk among some great vintage cars and trucks.  For more details on the show – the local Corvallis newspaper has a pretty good write up here. Great side note on this 1929 Ford Coupe – as it turns out, the fellow who brought this to the show was actually looking to buy a motorcycle the day he saw this sitting on the side of the road with a for sale sign on it.  It didn’t have an engine at the time but he soon had one in it and was driving it around town in no time.  I could probably spend an entire…
  • X100s + IR72 Filter (Early Results)

    jonesoliver
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    OK – this is going to brief but I thought I’d share some of my first results using the X100s + IR72 filter (for those looking for more details – it’s the Hoya IR72 in the 49mm size). I haven’t a complete workflow yet – so please consider this a work in progress (specifically, I’m working on a false color workflow – though it’s possible the photo below would ultimately look better in B&W). As it turns out, the X100s is a pretty good camera to use for this sort of work without modification to the camera / filter – keeping it intact for the rest of your photographic…
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    Taylor Davidson

  • Why Mobile Unbundling Isn't Inevitable

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The state of mobile app unbundling today, and how app extensions, deep linking, and notifications could alter the rationale for unbundling.tl;dr: The rationale for unbundling is based on how we access apps and accomplish tasks on our phones today, given the environments created by the mobile operating systems. But if the operating systems changes how apps work, unbundling may not make the same sense. * * * We’re fascinated by what’s on people’s homescreens, and rightly so: what’s on our homescreens shapes industries, lives, fortunes, and futures.
  • Moving on from kbs Ventures

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After a great three years at kbs+ Ventures, the time has come for me to move on. I'm excited to announce that I recently resigned to pursue new endeavors.After a great three years at kbs+ Ventures, the time has come for me to move on. I’m excited to announce that I recently resigned to pursue new endeavors. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at kbs and MDC Partners for providing the support, encouragement, and dedication to entrepreneurship and innovation that made it possible for kbs+ Ventures to thrive. Over the past three years, we invested in 11 companies,…
  • The Internet of Things is about more than things.

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A talk I gave at Startup Iceland, 2014A couple weeks ago I gave a talk at Startup Iceland in Reykjavik about the Internet of Things, focusing on how the internet of things is evolving. The idea of sensors in our world connecting physical things to a network is an old concept that’s seeing new light, driven by an intersection between mobile on-demand services and internet-connected physical sensors, enabled by the rise of inexpensive sensors, smartphones, wearables, and the cloud. It’s all exciting, but it’s also exposing some age-old questions between the value proposition…
  • The State of Programmatic Advertising

    30 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    ... will be defined by the sites we make popular and the ad units made to fit them.A couple weeks ago I gave the kickoff talk to Digiday’s Programmatic Summit, focusing on how programmatic advertising is maturing and evolving. Programmatic ad buying is already mainstream, but it’s being forced to evolve as the pillars of programmatic are coming under pressure from many sides. The continued shift in how we use the web, toward mobile and social, have forced publishers and advertisers to rethink the data they use (the presssure on third-party cookies and the rise of first-party data)…
  • Why Deep Linking Matters

    11 May 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mobile apps are adding back the structure of the web, bit by bit.“Deep linking” is a topic that is still simmering below the general conversation around mobile, but is due to have a major impact on mobile apps, ads, and commerce. As much as mobile dominates the conversation today, it’s still fairly raw compared to the web we’ve grown accustomed to on desktop computers. To start, the competition between mobile native apps and the mobile web continues to rage; Flurry recently released data showing that apps command 86% of the 2 hours and 42 minutes we spend on mobile…
 
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Sony today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the 6000's image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible…
  • Sony Debuts Ultra-Compact Alpha 5100 Interchangeable Lens Camera with Impressive Autofocus

    18 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Sony today introduced the stylish new α5100 camera, a new model packing pro-quality AF performance and image quality into a portable, lightweight package. The speedy new camera (model ILCE-5100) features the same Fast Hybrid AF system as the acclaimed α6000 model, which allows it to acquire focus in as little as 0.07 seconds1. It also shares the 6000's image sensor – a 24.3 MP APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor – and powerful BIONZ X processor. This impressive combination of hardware ensures that the camera can capture still images and full HD videos in sharp focus with incredible…
  • iStabilizer Announces New Monopod / Shutter Remote Combo to Help you Capture the Perfect Selfie

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:20 am
    iStabilizer announced this week the iStabilizer Monopod and Shutter Remote Bundle -- the perfect selfie creator. The patent-pending iStabilizer Monopod and Bluetooth Shutter Remote captures photo and video selfies and group shots that fit everyone in without cutting off heads, extreme close-ups, facial distortions/warping, awkward positions or missing photographer -- never leave yourself out of a family photo again!
  • Ricoh Announces the Pentax Q-S1, World's Smallest Interchangeable Lens Camera

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    RICOH today introduces the new PENTAX Q-S1, one of the world's smallest and lightest digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. With a new refined look, Smart Affect mode for creative photo enhancing, and color variations from today's hottest fashion trends, the Q-S1 is an ideal everyday camera for the style-minded looking for the portability of a compact and added benefits of interchangeable lenses.
  • Ricoh Introduces the Pentax DA645 28-45mm F/4.5ED AW SR Lens

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:28 am
    Today, RICOH announces the addition of the HD PENTAX DA645 28-45mm F4.5ED AW SR to the 645 interchangeable lens series. This ultra-wide-angle zoom lens is the latest in the PENTAX 645 line-up and is engineered for use with PENTAX medium-format, digital SLR cameras. Now Pentax 645 medium-format shooters will have a new high-quality lens to expand their distinct format shooting.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • The Nitz Strap – Wrist & Shoulder Straps

    Scott
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    One day my friend Chris Nitz decided to start a camera strap brand.  He documented the entire process through Facebook and I really wanted to be a part of such an amazing mission. So I reached out to Chris to become a beta tester and to help him get set up with the website. A few months later and the first products are ready.  At the moment you can buy a Nitz Strap with paracord but eventually they will also be available with nylon rope, which is also really neat. Each of the straps are woven and crafted by Chris, by hand.  The materials are sourced in the United States which makes him one…
  • How Lenstag Can Help Identify Non Permitted Photo Use

    Scott
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m a big fan of Lenstag for multiple reasons.  For one, it’s a fantastic way to keep track of your equipment.  For another, it helps you find stolen equipment, find missing equipment and even helps sell equipment by transferring from one account another. At one point Lenstag launched mobile apps to monitor your gear.  Then came something that was even more brilliant.  Because Lenstag has a huge database of gear and serial numbers, they launched a monitoring tool.  This tool is a free extension for Google Chrome.  It monitors your Internet browsing and others also using the…
  • How Wedding Photographers Convert Visits To Leads

    Scott
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    There is a proven method of attracting website visitors and converting those visits to leads for your business. However, there has never been an obvious solution for the wedding photography industry. So one day an idea hit me. I immediately went into my office and started writing the idea down. I then contacted my friends at Colorvale Actions to partner on the designs and now I’m happy to share there is a solution out there. Wedding photographers can now purchase the wedding photographer conversion kit. It’s the perfect way for photographers to not only attract website visitors,…
  • My First WordCamp Experience

    Scott
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    WordCamp NYC 2014 at the Brooklyn Marriott was my first WordCamp experience. I have been a WordPress user for a very long time, but never had the opportunity to attend. Prior to coming on board at Photocrati I was never working in the WordPress industry, so previous employers didn’t see the need to send me. To top that off, WordCamp NYC in the past landed on my birthday weekend. So between the two, it just never worked out. But now that I am an employee at Photocrati I am determined to attend as many WordCamps that come my way. This plan started with WordCamp NYC 2014. I also plan on…
  • GPS4cam & Pebble Smartwatch Sitting On A Wrist

    Scott
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    GPS4cam is software for your Android or iPhone which allows photographers to easily log GPS locations for their photographs. Using Adobe Lightroom or gps4cam’s desktop software, photographs can easily be geotagged thanks to the data captured via gps4cam. Now photographers do not need a GPS device as long as they have a smartphone. Photographers do not need to find that new camera with GPS built-in because your gps4cam can handle the task for you. To get started with gps4cam, open the app on your phone, choose a mode and start a new trip before you start shooting using your camera. When…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • 3 Big Reasons To Use CoSchedule For Your Social Media Marketing

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Google+, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Orkut … oh, forget about Orkut, that doesn’t exist anymore. Phew! But still, can you imagine posting to every single social media platform out there? When do you find time to photograph? Or, spend time with your family? You can drive yourself batty trying to be everywhere all the time. (Here is Gary Vaynerchuk’s advice to master the four big platforms) It’s true, my wife thinks I am also married to my iMac and I am always sitting in front of it posting to these social media platforms at all…
  • Doug Levy, Inspire Interviews: Episode 1

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Doug Levy is a New England wedding photographer and a good friend who knows his way around off-camera lighting. In fact, the first few times I ran into him were at the Inspire Photo Retreats where he taught a packed room of eager photographers the art of using off-camera lighting at wedding receptions. Subsequently, he conducted his own lighting workshop, which I attended. Listen to our conversation about Doug’s start in the business and what he looks forward to the most at Inspire Photo Retreats. Doug will be back to teach at Inspire Photo Retreats, which will be held this time in…
  • The Youngrens Will Teach You About Blogging For Your Photography Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Erin and Jeff Youngren are photographers in San Diego who own two other brands – Clove & Kin and Bauman Photographers – in addition to their own wedding photography business. If anyone should have “no time to blog” it would be them. Yet they have made it work and in a way that makes them known among clients and in an industry they lead. I spoke with them about the need to publish a blog, how they approach it, how they even personalize and of course find time to make it all happen. The Youngrens, are presenting their ideas about blogging through a ShootDotEdit…
  • Musea: Online Proofing, Lab & Gathering For Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Michael Howard, a wedding photographer based in Nashville, Tennessee founded Musea, an online proofing solution for busy photographers. Instead of establishing the same old basic business model that tonline proofing systems have followed, where a photographer pays the host a monthly sum and also surrenders a portion of the sales profits as commission, Michael chose to dedicate 2% of the 16% commission he receives towards Water.org. Plus, he eliminated monthly fees! Among the topics Michael and I covered when we recently spoke were his intentions to start Musea, the new offering called Musea…
  • Using Sexy Light On The Beach

    MP Singh
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    Behind The Scene Look: How I Got That Shot The image you see below was created as part of an engagement session. It was towards the end of shoot when we were at a beach and sun had already gone down. The park visiting hours were already over and there was a cop driving everyone out. And it was cold, the chill factor in the wind was sending shivers down our spines. We quickly grabbed couple of shots and drove out of the park. This shot was taken with the help of an off camera flash, Nikon SB900 inside a Lastolite 24″x24″ softbox, triggered with my trusted Pocket Wizards. The…
 
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    PixSylated

  • This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business

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

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

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

    Syl Arena
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fig. 1 – This dramatic light for this shot was made by firing a gelled Speedlite through a louvered window blind. Fig. 2 – Our set was a interior space with wood paneling and large windows. The sky outside was heavily overcast. There are two keys to creating golden hour light with a Speedlite or strobe—gel your flash to create golden light and position it to create long, angled shadows. Both are easy to do with off-camera flash. The first step—creating golden light—actually begins by underexposing the ambient light in the scene. As you can see below in the middle panel…
  • Windowlight + Fill Flash

    Syl Arena
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Left: Windowlight. Right: Windowlight + fill flash from a 60: white umbrella. Click the photo to see a high-res version. Rocky Mountain School of Photography is hosting me this week as the instructor of their summer Flash Photography workshop (info here). We’ve been shooting for the past two days in Missoula’s old Macy’s department store. The space is a photographer’s dream come true: two floors, high ceilings, huge windows, and walls covered with a wide array of colors and textures collected through the decades. As beautiful as windowlight is, windowlight by itself…
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  • Brooks Falls – Katmai National Park

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

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

    Peter
    2 Dec 2013 | 6:19 am
    All in all, Grand Teton National Park is arguably the most accessible of the big nature parks.  It is a manageable drive from Bozeman or Salt Lake City, or of course just about any place in Idaho.  Alternatively, you can fly literally right into the park, since landing in Jackson Hole Airport places you within park boundaries.  With Grand Teton NP you get the big views right from US Highway 89 (aka US 26), and indeed, it is enough for most folks just to stop at the overlooks and scope the mighty Teton massif. If you are the adventurous sort however, you may be compelled to explore the…
 
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    Dream Tomorrow, Live Today, Cherish Yesterday

  • 14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Bob Towery
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Canon 6D Having a little processing fun. Almost looks like an infrared shot, doesn't it? At Bainbridge's fabulous Bloedel Reserve.
  • Super Supermoon

    Bob Towery
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Canon 6D, 400mm F/5.6, f/5.6, 1/900, iso 125 Nice living where the air is clean enough to get great shots of the moon!
  • Patterns upon Patterns

    Bob Towery
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Fuji X-T1 If you are thinking "that's looks an awful lot like a Gehry design.." Well, you would be correct. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millenium Park.
  • Feeds and Hardware

    Bob Towery
    26 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Fuji X-T1 Another shot from Forks, WA.
  • Shot out in Forks

    Bob Towery
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:14 am
    Fuji X-T1 Aging poorly in Forks, WA.
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    Photography Monthly

  • Want to win a PPOTY? It could be you!

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    As time ticks on and the Professional Photographer of the Year (PPOTY) awards 2014 draw to a close, we've caught-up with previous winners, to find out where winning a PPOTY award has taken their careers - enter now, it closes on 31 August!
  • Photo of the day 20/08/14

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Reborn after Fire by George Marinakis.
  • Photo of the day 19/08/14

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Thames Tunnel by Michal Cvik.
  • Photo of the day 18/08/14

    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Freelensing Bike by Erin Beck.
  • Things to look forward to: the Brighton Photo Biennial!

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    This year will mark the sixth occurrence of the Brighton Photo Biennial, with some incredibly curious events having taken our eye.
 
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Tips For Shooting In Wet or Damp Conditions

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

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

    Steve Berardi
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 pm
    PhotoPillsOne of the great things about being a photographer in this day and age is that we have a ton of awesome tools available for planning our landscape shots. I’ve talked about many of them already, including The Photographer’s Ephemeris, PhotoPills, Google Earth, and Stellarium. Together, these four tools can help you answer just about any question you have about a potential landscape shot. Well, one of these tools (PhotoPills) just added an awesome new feature to their app: a 2D Milky Way Planner. And, the creators just published an excellent tutorial on their website on…
  • How To Photograph Wildlife in Low Light

    Jim Braswell
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Have you ever tried to capture that great wildlife shot in low light? It’s often not easy, is it? Such is the case of capturing this rare and endangered Barn Owl in a Missouri barn: Barn Owl / Photo by Jim Braswell In Missouri, loss of habitat and farms, including barns where the Barn Owl prefers to live, have caused the Barn Owl to be placed on the state’s endangered list. In fact, the above owl is only the second Barn Owl I’ve heard of in the state over the past few years. Photographing it was a high priority on my list. And I certainly didn’t want to cause it undue…
  • How To Shoot In The Fog

    Eric Pohl
    30 Jun 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Foggy morning at Bastrop State Park, Texas (1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 100) / Photo by Eric PohlShooting in fog has always intrigued me. From golden rays lighting wavy mist rising from a placid lake to an atmospheric scene of a craggy coast line and silhouetted tree — fog can be a truly amazing gift in photography. It can add a moody and mysterious ambiance to any scene. It has the ability to take the most mundane places and turn them into mystical worlds where anything is possible. On the downside, without taking a few things into consideration, it can also make a photo dull and washed out. So,…
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    The Digital Story

  • BioLite Wood Burning Campstove and Charger

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    The BioLite Wood Burning Campstove ($129) is a marvel of technology and simplicity. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/biolite-wood-burning-campstove.html
  • "Off the Grid Photography, EISA Awards, SizzlPix Winners" - Photo Podcast 441

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Off the Grid Photography (the Green Photographer), SizzlPix Award Winners, EISA Awards: the Best of the Best from Europe - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/tds-podcast-441.html
  • Macro Mania on a Budget

    17 Aug 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Getting close doesn't have to mean going broke. You can create professional macro images with a little ingenuity and tape... literally. Here's how - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/macro-mania-on-a-budget.html
  • Weekend Warrior, Photographer Style

    15 Aug 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Just a couple hours of shooting this weekend can make all the difference for your craft, and portfolio. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/weekend-warrior-photography-style.html
  • New Uses for Old Camera Bags

    14 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    Do you have an empty camera bag or two in your closet? Think about reenlisting it into your workforce. You'd be surprised at how useful your old friend can be. Here's an example - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/08/new-uses-for-old-camera-bags.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • The Art of Letting Go

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In the past years, our lives have changed a lot, and learning the art of letting go had a positive impact in those changes. Letting go of negative thoughts, of resentment and of material things. Letting go of everything that made us feel bad. And learning the art of letting go has been fairly easy. Learning the art of letting go has also helped us with the women we photograph. It helped us listening more to their concern and treat them as a hint of pain, more than source of complaints. Do you wish to know know more about the meaning of letting go and learn the art of letting go? What do you…
  • The Role of Women in Photography

    Fabiana Nicora
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    I have never been a feminist and I will never be one. I believe that nowadays it is not necessary to fight to obtain respect, but it is necessary to change people’s perception by taking responsibility, showing the way and walking the path ourselves. I love and appreciate men deeply and I have been lucky enough to share my life with the best man I have ever met. He is an extraordinary example of sensitivity, charisma, intelligence and respect. You know when Mr Darcy says to Bridget Jones “I like you as you are“, and every single woman I know would love to be in her shoes?
  • You could be this Woman

    Carlo Nicora
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The other evening we had a lovely customer over for her viewing session. When, after having picked her favourite photographs, we asked her what had been the blocks that kept her from booking a session before, she candidly says: “I could not believe I could have looked like the women on your site”. After that she raised her eyes to the photographs displayed on the wall and added: “Even now that I see them, I could not believe it’s me”. So, what is the secret behind what we do, and why do we believe that we can make you look great in our photographs? Reality says there are no…
  • The life of a photographer. Part 1

    Fabiana Nicora
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Many people think that being a photographer is cool. What there is not to like? As a photographer you have tons of time, deal with beautiful subjects, and there is glamour of saying I am a photographer. Cool! In fact most people believe that being a photographer is about shooting for a couple of hours only some days of the week and… you are done. Then you go to parties and you just hand your business cards here and there waiting for people to be interested in what you do and for clients to naturally flock to your door. Far from it. Shooting is just a tiny 20% of your time, all the rest is…
  • The cult of the hot mama and how to stay on top of your game

    Fabiana Nicora
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We live in an area of London that is hugely popular amongst parents because it boasts with outstanding schools and is very green. Knowing nothing about parenthood and family friendly areas until 4 years ago, the first time we took a stroll in Northcote road in Clapham Junction I honestly thought there was something in the water. There where children, families and pregnant women literally everywhere you looked. And boy, many of those women are incredibly hot mamas! What practically all the mums I know complain about is the lack of time and the state of their tummies. There is no mother I have…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • ...at the wedding.....

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    .....oh happy day......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, love, happy, street, wedding
  • Abbot Lagoon, Point Reyes, California

    13 Jun 2014 | 12:56 pm
    .....Abbot LagoonPoint ReyesMay 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Beach, Buy it, Fuji x100, Ocean, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Point Reys Picket Fence.

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:02 pm
    .....Point Reyes, California.May 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, Ocean, Beach, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Fish Lake Boats.

    19 May 2014 | 5:27 pm
    .....Fishing boats at Fish Lake, near Leavenworth, Washington.May 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Fuji x100, Sports, Tourist, travel
  • Derby Canyon.

    19 May 2014 | 5:21 pm
    .....Derby Canyon, near Leavenworth, Washington.May 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Clouds, Fuji x100, Mountians, Tourist, travel, weather
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    Photocrati

  • Learn More About Your Twitter Followers

    Scott
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twitter Analytics is now available to everyone.  With it you can learn more about how you’re tweets are doing.  You can also learn about your followers. That’s want to share with you today. The screenshot below is from the Followers tab in my Twitter Analytics for @scottwyden. Here you can see that the bulk of my followers from the United States, which makes sense since that’s where I am located.  You will also see the top interests of my followers is 82% photography with the rest mixed between technology, other creative niches and more. Identifying what your followers…
  • What Photographers Should Know About gTLDs, Habits and SEO

    Scott
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I received an email from a very popular website hosting company asking for more feedback on gTLDs for photographers. For example, the new .photography, .gallery and .camera gTLDs. Unfortunately the hosting company wanted me to lie about the value of the gTLDs to make them sell more. Of course I refused. So I decided to take their questions and use them here instead. So in the Q&A below, you will see questions from one of the most popular website hosting companies, and the point of view from SEO, branding, etc for photographers. Do you have any thoughts on the new gTLDs that have become…
  • Should You Tweet Content More Than Once?

    Scott
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A really interesting discussion was going on at Twitter. Rand of Moz was saying that he wanted to convince his wife Geraldine to tweet content more than once. How do I convince @everywhereist to share posts more than once? Or occasionally share old posts too? Neither data nor nagging seem to work. — Rand Fishkin (@randfish) May 30, 2014 That one tweet stirred up a conversation that you can read on Twitter. Here is a quick screenshot of part of the conversation. As you can see, Rand is an advocate for tweeting content more than once because it’s unlikely that all of your followers will…
  • What have you done for your photography business lately?

    Scott
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    What have you done for your photography business lately? Have you logged your equipment for gear insurance? Have you double checked your liability insurance? Have you joined a networking group to learn? Have you gone to any conferences to learn and network? Have you taken any courses to learn? Have you read a photo business book to learn? Have you researched ways to improve your photo sales? I’ll ask again. What have you done for your photography business lately? This has been a friendly reminder to take time here and there and find ways to improve your photography business. Thanks for…
  • Improve Your About Page With Your Story

    Scott
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Marketing and storytelling are one in the same. The photographer’s about page is often overlooked when writing great content. So today I want to share some simple things to do for improving your about page. It all starts with a list, which can then be transformed into paragraph and bulleted based content. Start with your story. How you got into photography. Why you are a photographer. Then create a list of what you bring to the table and how you plan on making your customer’s experience the best possible. At the end of the day your about page should tell your story, but relate it…
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    MCP Photography Blog

  • Instantly Make Your Photos Look Better on the Web

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Have you ever wondered why your photos look terrible online when they looked amazing in Photoshop? The way your photos look often relies heavily on the specific website or social media platform where you upload the images. Compression saves space and many places on the web, especially formats like Facebook, compress heavily.  We have FREE tools to help, such as the Facebook Fix actions, but sometimes their algorithms still make a mess of pictures. Unfortunately, much of this is out of the photographer’s control. Here’s where we can help: Color problems…
  • The Best Ways To Get Better At Photography

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. To me, the best way to get better at photography is to practice.  Sometimes though, especially if you are photographing your own kids or things you love, it’s easy to have blinders on when analyzing your own work. I think back to when I first started in photography — I thought I rocked.  I had an SLR and a prime lens.  I could get background blur, and usually I even followed the rule of thirds.  So… the photos must be amazing. Well, they weren’t.  And looking back now, I wondered how people rarely told me that my photos needed…
  • Five Looks – One Photo – What is Your Favorite?

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. Playing in Photoshop is fun and often therapeutic for some photographers.  True photography artists, like Pia Rautio, use our Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions as tools that help mold their beautiful straight out of camera images into a unique look they can call their own.  I know a “Pia” photo when I see it, and even though she uses our products, her images remain true to her style. So, don’t let some of the big name photographers who host editing workshops convince you that actions and presets are evil and that you need to spend a…
  • Improve Your Newborn Photography with These 4 Easy Tips

    MCP Guest Writer
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. One of the hardest things to master in newborn photography are angles. We often get caught up in the poses, the props, the fabrics and all the other details and sometimes we forget about angles. It is amazing how moving our bodies and cameras ever so slightly can dramatically impact the look and feel of an image. A simple change in angles can turn a good image into a breath taking image. Here are a few tips on how to achieve the best angles when photographing newborns. 1. Always avoid shooting up the nose. It really isn’t flattering when the angle of the image…
  • How to Easily Get More Images With Less Effort

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Visit the MCP Actions Blog. This probably sounds like every photographer’s dream – right?  More great images – less work.  It’s not a gimmick.  It’s a quick tip. Once you pose your customer, rather than shoot the images from the logical position, try at least two more moves.  Your subject can basically stay where they are.  You, however, will move up or down, left or right… or all the way around.  Once you start moving yourself, you’ll realize you have more variety to choose from and often better images. So next time you think, “I’ll…
 
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    Echenique dot com

  • Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right?

    Blog Droid
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:31 pm
    It was the bright blue sky contrasted only by the bright white wisps of clouds. The blue skies reflected in the water of the lake lying at the foot of the mountains. It was this intense beauty that made me take an interest in photography. I wanted to capture every aspect of this small artist [...] The post Macro Photography:Why Can’t I Get It Right? appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df Initial Impressions

    Carlos Echenique
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    My new walkabout camera arrived this week. I sold my Fuji X-T1 kit in favor of a Nikon Df. Wait! A Df? Yes, a Nikon Df. The much hyped, controversial, Nikon retro styled kit-bash aimed at hipsters and wanna-be Leica owners. Am I nuts? To be perfectly honest, I have never publicly stated that I [...] The post Nikon Df Initial Impressions appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3

    Carlos Echenique
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    July 23, 2014 – In keeping with its tradition of excellence and the new standard of performance, RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is proud to announce the launch of the PENTAX K-3 Prestige Edition. The K-3 Prestige is a special-edition model of the original PENTAX K-3, the flagship of the K-mount digital SLR camera series. It [...] The post RICOH IMAGING releases special-edition Prestige model of the award winning PENTAX K-3 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Hasselblad Launches New CFV-50c CMOS Back fro V-System

    Carlos Echenique
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Hasselblad is set to launch a new ‘back to the future’ CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide. The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957. The state-of-the-art back boasts the same [...] The post Hasselblad Launches New CFV-50c CMOS Back fro V-System appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Announces the D810

    Carlos Echenique
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:03 am
    MELVILLE, NY (June 26, 2014 at 12:01 A.M. EDT) Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D810, the next benchmark in D-SLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 [...] The post Nikon Announces the D810 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    Livingface Blog

  • The Wedding of Sarah & Noel

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Yesterday’s forecast called for rain – and it did rain, but not during all the important moments when we needed it not to rain – which was wonderful because it’s always a shame when I’m not able to capture the couple pix outside.  But the faith is strong with Sarah & Noel and I’m guessing that was the difference!  Sarah & Noel are also part of an amazing community of friends and family, many of whom were involved in making their day special and unique – capped off with surprise fireworks. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Noel is…
  • The Wedding of Yalda & Sean

    admin
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Ya Mon! Got back from Jamaica yesterday after a week in Paradise.  While I was there I thought I’d photograph my wonderful cousin’s wedding.  It is a testament to Yalda & Sean that the wedding and every single thing associated with it was truly magical – exemplified by the rainbow that showed up mid-ceremony.  And with a location like Karma Bay at the Tryall Club you can’t go wrong.  Here are some teaser pix:   The Wedding of Yalda & Sean is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: Naomi & Chris’s Bahamas Wedding Yes, I do…
  • The Wedding of Sarah & Colin

    admin
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:53 pm
    It’s worth the drive to Owen Sound   I photographed Sarah’s sister Laura’s wedding 7 years ago.  Great to see her and Jules with their three kids – and to be welcomed so warmly by their lovely Mom. But on to Sarah & Colin who selected the picturesque Inn at Cobble Beach to hold their ceremony and reception.  Just the view driving down to the location provides a stunning view of Georgian Bay.  And I’m always happy to photograph weddings at a new location, especially one as beautiful as this one.  The weather threatened all day.  Fortunately, we did the…
  • The Wedding of Rachelle & Adam

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Livingface Photographer Veronica recently had the pleasure of photographing Rachelle & Adam’s Fantasy Farm Wedding.  As you can tell from the teaser pix, a great time was had by all!   The Wedding of Rachelle & Adam is a post from: Livingface Blog Bookmark It Related posts: The Wedding of Beth & Kevin Recently had the pleasure of photographing Beth & Kevin’s wedding... The Wedding of Sheila & Adam I remember when the Capital was a great second run... Christina & Brent’s Wedding at The Hunt Club Last night I had the pleasure of photographing…
  • The Wedding of Joanna & Jeff

    admin
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:28 pm
    I knew from the Engagement Shoot that Joanna & Jeff’s wedding would be fun – mostly because they are both so well matched – and fun – and silly – and totally in love.  They didn’t disappoint!  The weather on Sunday was gorgeous and the location was Hart House at the University of Toronto – which is always great, especially when the ceremony is held in the courtyard.  And as you can tell from these teaser pix, including the glorious first look, the happy couple were in good form, including.  Congratulations guys!   The Wedding of Joanna…
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    SMOGRANCH

  • The Leica File: Fourteen

    Smogranch
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    A few years ago I completed a four-city tour documenting dogs and graffiti. This project started out harmless enough but then snowballed into a full on project. Featured here is an image from the New York portion of the project. All four of these books are available online, however, I’m actually in the process of […]
  • Discount Code from Smogranch

    Smogranch
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Photo: Napper I’ve included this action pose for your viewing pleasure. I’m doing PRECISELY what I tell people never to do…….CHIMP. You didn’t ask for this but I’m giving it out anyway. For those of you about to order something juicy you an use this code to save 25%. the code: SMOGRANCH25 the details: to […]
  • Advice: The Portfolio Review

    Smogranch
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Okay, this past weekend I reviewed portfolios for a few hours at an event in Los Angeles. I hadn’t done this in over a year. Overall, the experience was better than expected, although I didn’t think about the event until I was walking in the door. I was on vacation the week prior, so my […]
  • Journal Entry: Discourse, August 2014

    Smogranch
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    How does someone really make a difference? I honestly don’t know. At least anymore. Do one thing? Do it well and hope that others follow along? What I find challenging today is the lack of allowable discourse. If you mention something the Canadians do, or the crafty Europeans, one of the responses you get here […]
  • Journal Entry: S. Texas August 2014

    Smogranch
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    Thunderclap Duramax dreams this place would be difficult for me now after all that has transpired the squint, effortless after a while dust devil with the condor above nature untouched by modern man footprints below but pavers can be heard on the wind they are coming you have two choices surrender or take to what […]
 
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    John Beardsworth

  • Continuity

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

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

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

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

    John
    6 Jun 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Interesting article on Future Publishing (hope my friends there are OK): Magazines were once a two revenue stream business. You got money from advertisers and readers. Successful publishing depended on holding the balance between the two. This delicate equipoise has gone. . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Two Generations Exhibit – 8/6-30 At MMW Rockport, Maine

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Aug 6 – Sep 1 Aug 28 4- 6 pm  Gallery Talk Maine Media Workshops, 18 Central Street, Rockport, Maine, 04856 “The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit “Two Generations”.  Over twenty images by each artist highlight the two careers of this family of artists. Responding to interest in seeing their work together the show “Two Generations” was assembled and first exhibited in Rockport Maine at CMCA. Now it returns to Rockport at MMW fully updated. The juxtaposition of traditional darkroom…
  • 21 Quotes By Photographer Sam Abell

    johnpaulcaponigro
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by Sam Abell. “One of the things that I most believe in is the compose and wait philosophy of photography. It’s a very satisfying, almost spiritual way to photograph. Life isn’t’ knocking you around, life isn’t controlling you. You have picked your place, you’ve picked your scene, you’ve picked your light, you’ve done all the decision making and you are waiting for the moment to come to you….” – Sam Abell “But there is more to a fine photograph than information. We are also seeking to present an image…
  • 10 Great Books On Digital Printing

    johnpaulcaponigro
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Looking for great books on digital printing? Browse this collection of my favorites. From state-of-the-art inkjet pure and simple to hybrids that incorporate historic processes, these books cover a wide range of topics, offering a wealth of valuable information. Enjoy! Find more great books here.
  • Visual Conversations – Olaf Willoughby

    johnpaulcaponigro
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    By Olaf Willoughby “A Visual Conversation sets up a rhythm, a pattern of communicating in which images fit with one another, with a chosen text, a piece of music or artwork of any kind. It helps develop our voice and vision. Working through a series of Visual Conversations, each becomes a stepping stone which exercises the creative muscles and takes us beyond our regular shooting routines. Visual Conversations work so well because they are based on the centuries old principle of ‘call and response’. A tradition of improvised exchange evident in everything from Hindu…
  • PHOTOGRAPH Issue 8 Is Available Now

    johnpaulcaponigro
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    “Issue 8 proudly showcases portfolios from Ami Vitale (storyteller and National Geographic photographer), Charles Adams (fine art landscape photographer), Jon McCormack (documentary humanitarian photographer), and Tom McLaughlan (abstract photographer). This issue includes articles by our columnists John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet Van den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, and David duChemin.” In my column Creative Composition I discuss the uses of and relationships between Simplicity & Complexity. I’m delighted to see that included is the work of…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Keepin it Real Simple!

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “How do you work in an open cockpit?” Received this question from a number of folks in response to my posting of the Wildcat photo. To start with, the pilots I’m working with are really the most important part of the equation! Next, I’m in a AT-6 Texan (the photo is lookin down into the rear seat), most just call them T-6, a WWII trainer. This particular model, the rear seat spins 180 degrees so you’re shooting looking backwards. The canopy is retracted so you are basically out in the sky flying along. Now you have shoulder and waist harness so you are part of…
  • Zero Clouds

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Working with others involved in education, great things always come from the colaboration. Today is just such an example. The A6M2 Zero from Texas Flying Legends Museum and AT-6 from Dakota Territory Air Museum went to Grand Fork’s Int’l for their 50yr celebration. Being here, we hitched a ride and in my case, it was in the back of the T-6 and I had my camera in hand. Heading up to 7500′ AGL, we had the clouds to work, again looking for that South Pacific look. With Warren at the stick and “Cruise” flying me, we had an amazing 70min flight stuffed with…
  • V3 Peak of Action Challenge

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photographing Sea Otters requires understanding Peak of Action and waves. Peak of Action is a real simple principle, waiting for a moving object to come to a momentary stop to take a sharp photo. The example I always like to use is a bouncing basketball. There is a point as it travels up that it stops, before traveling back down and there is a point that it stops before it bounces back up. At that moment of rest, you have peak of action. Same holds true with a Sea Otter as they ride the ocean swells. Same does the boat you’re in to photograph the Sea Otter as we were last week in Homer,…
  • Time is Flying!

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Back in our room after a 14hr, 6783 image day. Everything got used today, D4s, D810, Df, 18-35, 24f1.4, 24-70 and 80-400VR3, SB-910 and Profoto B1 shooting a couple more pilot portraits, an award ceremony, 1929 hangar wall to an air to air. This is a rare FM-2P we photographed this evening in front of a killer North Dakota thunderhead piloted by my dear friend Warren (shooting out of a T6 piloted by our good friend Derek Peterson). When we’re with Warren, I tend to be standing in front of a lot of great things with a camera in my hand. And I don’t get much sleep! mtc.
  • Gull Island

    Moose
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So I was getting pretty serious about the V3 being a tool that solves problems for my photography. To prove it even more so to myself, thought I would take it on a stress test. While in Homer, we were able to venture out for a few hours to a favorite location of mine, Gull Island. On a gorgeous rainy day, we went for a cruise and all I took was the V3, 10-30 and 30-110 loaded with a Lexar 68GB MicroSDM (which I’ve not lost yet, a record for me). The V3 can shoot up to 60fps which is why I have the big card. I have it set to just 10fps though. First, the V3 did just fine in the rain, not…
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Alaskan Bears: One safari, one camera, one lens: Life with the new Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR Lens

    David Cardinal
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Every July I return to Alaska to photograph the amazing Coastal Brown (aka “Grizzly”) Bears. Over the course of 15 years I’ve used over a dozen different cameras, and at least that many lenses to capture images. Typically at least one of my lenses would be a massive telephoto (400mm f/2.8 or 200-400 f/4, or 120-300 f/2.8). This year, as part of my ongoing effort to identify lighter, less expensive alternatives to large and extremely expensive lenses, I decided to shoot for the entire two safaris with “just” a Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR lens attached to my Nikon D610.
  • ArtRage 4.5: Solid Upgrade for top-notch painting program

    David Cardinal
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:50 pm
    While having a good painting program isn’t a requirement for most photographers, it can come in handy for sketching out ideas for the “bones” of an image (thanks to John-Paul Caponigro for effectively demonstrating that point to me originally). My favorite when I’m on Windows (or Mac) is ArtRage. The company has just released a solid update to version 4.5. I’ve been using the beta for awhile now and have been quite pleased with the new features… read more
  • Who needs artsy filters when you have Raw converters?

    David Cardinal
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    I’m in the process of comparing the latest versions of various Raw file converters, and as part of that I’ve been rendering the same image in multiple pieces of software and comparing the results. Stay tuned for the scientific version where I use actual color targets and math, but in the meantime, I’ve been trying to get a feel for the differences by eye. However, I found something I didn’t expect… read more
  • Nikon D810 architectural Moire Test

    David Cardinal
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    One of the advances Nikon has made with the Nikon D810 is the complete removal of the low-pass (aka anti-aliasing) filter. The Nikon D800e achieved a similar effect by adding a second filter layer to undo the effects of the anti-aliasing filter, but the move to eliminate it completely in the D810 goes a step further. The concern, of course, is the potential for increased moire, or color interference patterns, in small details. To test out the Nikon D810 for moire in landscapes, I chose the Milwaukee skyline… read more
  • Record-breaking Nikon D810 full-frame DSLR now in stock…

    David Cardinal
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    B&H now has the new Nikon D810 in stock. They have a limited supply, and will no doubt sell out soon. As tested by DxOMark, it set the all time image quality record with a score of 97 points (just beating out the D800 and D800e). I’m in the middle of field-testing my review unit, so I don’t have a full report, but wanted to get the word out before the first shipment disappears. As to what I’ve found so far… read more
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    The DAM Book

  • DAM Book 3.0 Status

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

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

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

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

    Peter Krogh
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:53 am
    I’ll be doing two free webinars today (June 2nd) for Mac On Campus, outlining the material in Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5. The first is at 1pm and the second is at 3pm (Eastern Time, US). The content for each program is scheduled to be the same. Information and registration here.     www.simplesharebuttons.comShare...
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    Prolost

  • Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets for Lightroom

    Stu
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    This is a fun one. I’ve started playing with a faded, vintage look in Lightroom. With this kind of treatment, it’s often as useful to allow yourself to be surprised by new combinations of settings, rather than building up the look manually each time. So I built myself a system for generating an infinitely varying collection of faded vintage presets, and I have been having a blast with the results. It’s almost like Plastic Bullet for Lightroom. It occurred to me that I could share these settings in a unique way, hence Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets. That’s right,…
  • Explore Your Creativity with Slugline

    Stu
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Slugline is featured on the App Store as a part of Apple’s Explore Your Creativity promotion. Get it at half price for a limited time! Some other great apps are on sale as well.
  • Frame.io

    Stu
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    A new online video collaboration platform by some friends. Here’s what nofilmschool has to say: Collaboration is a major part of filmmaking, but sometimes it seems as though technology hasn’t quite caught up with our increasingly mobile and online workflows. That’s why Frame.io is so exciting. This collaboration platform aims to “pick up where Vimeo left off” by allowing users to upload, review, and share videos privately with collaborators anywhere in the world with a single application. And once you check out the workflow, you’ll…
  • Prolost is Ten

    Stu
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    When you reach a certain age, you no longer want anyone to make a big deal of your birthday. I’m on a shoot today (for something very cool that I’ll be able to share with you soon!), and unable to wax nostalgic about the evolution of this blog, but as always, I’m grateful for your attention and contribution.
  • Sony a7S Days 1 & 2

    Stu
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    I’ve had the Sony a7S for two days now. I’m doing everything wrong, and loving it. If your life is boring, just order a new camera. The day it arrives, I guarantee you’ll have tons of other, non-camera-related stuff going on. My Sony a7S arrived into a blender of familial and professional activity. The only option I saw was to go full DV Rebel and bring the little beast with me wherever I went, in the hopes of stealing a shot or two. Right away, I was doing everything wrong. I assumed my U3 card I’d bought for my short stint with the GH4 would work in the Sony, but the…
 
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    Stone Thrower

  • Book Cover

    glasshouseimages
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    Tana French’s new novel, The Secret Place, features an image from Demurez Cover Arts, one of the latest collections available from Glasshouse!   Filed under: General Interest, Stock Division
  • Cary Ng’s Take on Jeff Koons

    Jamie Zimmermann
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    This past weekend Cary Ng set out to see the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. Long lines prevented Cary from making it to the popular show so he decided to do his own take on some of the artists most famed works. Cary made a CGI balloon version of Sophie Le Giraffe in the style of Koons complete with her own tiny museum admirer.     Artist: Cary Ng 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:…
  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Porter Robinson for Billboard

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Ryan Pfluger was asked by Billboard Magazine to photograph genre breaking producer/DJ Porter Robinson at the beautiful Hotel on Rivington. You can see the whole shoot here. Photographer: Ryan Pfluger 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
  • Colorful new photographs from David Bishop

    Jamie Zimmermann
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    David Bishop has been hard at work creating new summer inspired photographs of dianthus flowers and midnight snow peas. The colorful images certainly brightened our day!   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, General Interest Tagged: David Bishop, Food Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, photography, Still Life
  • Ryan Schude Featured in LA Canvas

    Jamie Zimmermann
    8 Jul 2014 | 9:42 am
    Ryan Schude is featured on the most recent cover of LA Canvas as well as the “Last Look” section where he discusses photography, astrology and LA Life.   Check out the cover and interview here. Photographer: Ryan Schude  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: Glasshouse, Glasshouse Assignment, Interview, LA Canvas, Ryan Schude, Schude
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 245 - Patrick Joust

    17 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Patrick Joust lives in Baltimore with his wife Amy and his son Llewelyn. Born in Oroville, California, Patrick has gone back and forth between both coasts of the United States, before settling permanently in Baltimore in 2006 where he works as a reference librarian. He takes pictures whenever he can. The people and places of Baltimore have played a central role in his photography, influencing how and where he points his camera both within and outside the city limits. During the day he can often be found engaging Baltimore’s people on the streets, while at night he enjoys capturing…
  • TCF Ep. 244 - Jo Farrell

    10 Aug 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white documentary photographer and culture anthropologist, born in London, England. Her work has been published in numerous places including: the BBC news website, SilkRoad (Cathay Pacific), Huffington Post, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out HK, Creative Quarterly, and 50 other publications that can be viewed on her website www.livinghistory.photography. Her latest interview was with CNN on her Living History project. Awards include: Black & White Spider Award, Women in Photography Award, Centre for Fine Art…
  • TCF Ep. 243 - Jay Bartlett

    3 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Jay Bartlett is a Los Angeles-based commercial photographer who has been shooting for over 10 years. A grass-roots photographer who in his early stages of his career pounded the pavement by cold calling and doing door to door advertising for new prospective clients.  He started out during his last year of his enlistment in the U.S. Airforce taking battlefield pictures while on active duty in Desert Shield. Honorably discharged, he then worked for a medical company honing his business skills for several years before he decided to go and launch his commercial photography business 5 years…
  • TCF Ep. 242 - Damon Casarez

    27 Jul 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Damon Casarez is an emerging documentary and portrait photographer based in Los Angeles county. His recent project, "Boomerang Kids," that was pitched to the New York Times Magazine, has brought up a lot of conversation about the factors recent college graduates face as soon as they leave school. The cinematic environmental portraits put a face to the stories of thousands of recent college grads who are buried in student loan debt and cannot support themselves, something he went through himself after leaving school. His personal projects are often Damon graduated from Art Center College…
  • TCF Ep. 241 - Ola Billmont

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Ola Billmont is a full-time entrepreneur but who has managed to create a strong body of work as a street photographer. He is a photographer who favors film and passes it through 35mm, medium format and large format cameras. His use of flash and close-working distance results in distinctive look to his photographs of people and life on the streets. He considers himself an enthuastic amatuer, but his work demonstrates a professional work-ethic and commitment to his craft.  Resources: http://www.olabillmont.com/#!/index http://www.publigraphy.com/…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Trip Report 3: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Wildlife

    Derrald
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Enjoying the Warmth of the Recently Risen Sun Theodore Roosevelt National Park is one of the few areas in the west where free-roaming horses may be observed. The park maintains a herd of anywhere from 70 to over 100 wild horses so that visitors may experience the area as it was during the open range era of Theodore Roosevelt. Driving through the loop of the South Unit, you can glimpse the horses in fields and on top of bluffs in the distance. Often, as is the case with this image, these horses do get close. Technical Details: Canon 70D, 300mm f/4L, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec. The Wild Horses of…
  • Trip Report 2: Close-Up Details of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

    Derrald
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    Last week I first reported on my trip to North and South Dakota and posted a few landscapes I captured while visiting the badlands. This week I’m posting more intimate nature images I captured in each of these areas. I love exploring the little details of flowers, foliage and abstractions that I come across while hiking and I often spend long periods of time in one place just trying to find the best composition. Anyway, Here are some of the small worlds I captured while on my recent journey. Diamonds From Dew Dew on spiderwebs is a favorite of macro photography everywhere and for good…
  • Trip Report 1: Journey to the Badlands of North and South Dakota – Landscapes

    Derrald
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:04 am
    Wow, it’s been a little over a month since I’ve posted, but it’s been a busy month. Early in July I decided to travel to Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota via the Badlands and Black Hills in South Dakota. When you tell most people that you’re going to North Dakota you get a strange look, but hey, I’m from Nebraska so I’m guessing that’s the same look someone would give if you told them you were going to Nebraska. Anyway, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is in the western side of North Dakota. The geography is fairly rugged with badlands…
  • Photo Friday: Golden Sunrise

    Derrald
    27 Jun 2014 | 8:45 am
    Golden Sunrise One of the most important pieces of equipment when I photograph is not my camera, not any of my lenses, not my tripod, it’s my cheap pair of Cabella’s knee-high waders. If I ever forget those waders on any photography excursion that’s near water I am constantly berating myself for leaving them back in the garage. I’ve learned something over the years of nature photography, I hate having wet feet. Period. When I head out to the Sandhills my waders are quite literally the first thing I pack. A couple of years ago I went out to Valentine National Wildlife Refuge and I saw…
  • Field Review: Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens

    Derrald
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Canon 100 f/2.8L IS For fellow photographers who follow my blog, I’ve just posted a new field review. This one of the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Macro Lens. As many know, I spend months with a piece of equipment to make sure that it’s been used heavily to weed out any “honeymoon” phase feelings. I’ve used this lens for a little over 8 months and I can say that it’s quite a lens. To read more, please head over and check out my new review at Magnifying the World with the Canon 100 f/2.8L IS Lens. Happy Shooting!
 
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Out Of Action

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

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

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

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

    Craig Ferguson
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Photography in Taipei differs by season. Over winter it’s generally overcast. This spring it rained pretty much every day for six weeks. Now it’s summer and we’ve been blessed with some fantastic light over the past week or two. Shooting in conditions like this is just plain fun. Head to a location, set up the tripod and sit back and wait for the natural light show to begin. As I write this post on a Monday morning it’s shaping up to be another fantastic week of light in Taipei so I’m may have another of these evening light posts coming next week as well.
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    Photo Review News

  • Wedding

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Leading photographers, Rocco Ancora and Ryan Schembri, will be holding evening seminars and full-day master classes in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in October and November.
  • Nikon Issues D810 Service Advisory

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Nikon's Australian website has posted a service advisory for the D810 concerning 'bright spots' that may appear in long exposures and provided a link to free servicing of affected cameras.
  • Nikon

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Websites for Nikon and Canon have each published warnings about potential problem with cheap counterfeit batteries that are sold in various countries around the world.
  • EISA Photo Awards 2014-2015 Announced

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:44 pm
    The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) has announced the winners of its annual 'best products' competition for 2014-15.
  • Sony Announces α5100

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:06 am
    Roughly a month out from Photokina, Sony has released details of its ILCE-α5100 CSC, which claims to be the smallest interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C sensor.
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Sony ILCE-α6000

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sony's latest CSC features familiar NEX styling but offers improved autofocusing, more logical menus and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III M4/3 Lens

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Tamron's first all-in-one zoom lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras weighs only 285 grams and comes in black or silver.
  • Sony ILCA-77 Mark II

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    An upgrade to Sony's flagship A-mount camera with a new 79-point AF module and autofocusing system, updated sensor and image processor plus integrated Wi-Fi and NFC.
  • Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:18 am
    Canon's flagship digicam boasts a longer zoom lens, new processor chip and built-in Wi-Fi but loses its built-in viewfinder.
  • Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mark III

    16 Jul 2014 | 11:56 pm
    The latest version of Sony's popular fixed-lens digicam boasts a faster lens, new BIONZ X processor and Full HD 1080/50p video with 50Mbps XAVC S support.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Storm King Mountain and the Environmental Movement

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    One of the driving forces behind my work as a landscape photographer is conservation and my commitment to the environment and nature in general. In a strange twist of fate (or just plain luck), my wife and I decided to settle down in Beacon, New York 17 years ago. What’s that have to do with conservation? My home is literally 3 miles away from Storm King Mountain, the iconic landmark that has come to symbolize the modern environmental movement. I’ve had a fascination with Storm King Mtn ever since I first saw it 25 years ago, and have photographed it more than any other landform in…
  • The Importance of Cultivating Creativity As A Nature Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book “The Inner Landscape of Making Images” which I hope to release in early 2015. I’ve always believed that the best way to improve as a photographer is to integrate creativity into your life. That means you consciously seek out and surround yourself those things that inspire you to think, feel, and ask questions about the world we live in. I don’t think this is given nearly as much value as the other things we are often encouraged to pursue; more equipment, better software, better editing and post processing techniques, and…
  • Filming The B&H Prospectives Video On Landscape Photography

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Earlier this year, B&H Photo Video Director Kelly Mena approached me about collaborating on a “Prospectives” video, and quite honestly I was surprised and honored to be asked. The video series profiles different photographers and shows how they work, what inspires their creativity, and how others can learn from their approach. I agreed, then wondered what I had gotten myself into! When the scheduled day arrived, Kelly and her very professional team visited my studio in Beacon, NY to film the interview portion. I have to say that I was pretty nervous during the shooting because we did…
  • My Recent Interview With Photographer Wesley Picotte

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Photographer Wesley Picotte recently reviewed my Digital Fine Art Printing Book favorably, and you can read it here in case you missed it. I’m also honored that he interviewed me about the book and why I wrote it, and also about a lot of other topics related to photography and printing. Read the interview on his website. Thanks Wesley for the great opportunity. The post My Recent Interview With Photographer Wesley Picotte appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • Apps And Guides For Migrating From Aperture to Lightroom

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    In the short time since my last post about migrating from Apple Aperture to Adobe Lightroom, several new resources have emerged to make the switch even easier. First, there is now a dedicated app called Aperture Exporter than retains metadata like ratings and comments, project hierarchies, and image settings and adjustments. It’s available on the app store for $14.99. Also, Adobe has published a detailed guide to migrating as well, with an upcoming migration tool to be released soon. While switching from one editing application to another is never an easy thing to do, I think it’s…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • Happy Returns

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

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

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

    Youssef Ismail
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:55 pm
    We had a nice group come out this evening to search for the new moon of Ramadan. To our disappointment, we did not see the moon here on the west coast of North America. We are the last word In the world on Moonsighting reports and we can only say Ramadan will begin on Sunday June 29th based on the prophetic tradition of sighting the moon. Taraweh prayers will start Saturday evening after sunset, insha Allah (God willing). (Update:  The conditions this evening on the ridge of the Santa Cruz Mountains was not ideal for seeing the moon, but it was certainly beautiful.) Encroaching Fog This was…
  • Color and Light

    Youssef Ismail
    31 May 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Each month my team and I go out to look for the new crescent moon.  We never know what we will find.  Some days the sky is very bland, the moon appears, we make a photo and go home.  Other times we go out to be met with clouds.  The clouds might be thick and dense carpeting the sky with no hope expecting them to let the sky come through.  Sometimes the clouds are broken up teasing the eyes with glimpses of sky and raising the hope of seeing the new crescent.  The reward of seeing the moon with skies like that becomes greater.  Then there are days when the sky is hazy.  When it is…
 
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • 4 Kids in the Playground

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

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

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

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

    David Saxe
    26 May 2014 | 7:13 am
    One of the reasons I loved my Leica was that nobody noticed it. After all it was not like 10 years ago when you walked around on the street with a huge DSLR with an erect zoom lens sticking out of it and everybody would yell “nice camera” as you walked by trying to appear […]
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • baby scarlett

    michele
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
  • catherine & eddie

    michele
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
     
  • jenn & seth

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

    michele
    1 Mar 2014 | 6:25 am
      xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony & Reception: The Forge, Vernon Hills, IL Photography: Michele and Andy, Misha Media Designer of Wedding Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaids Gown: David’s Bridal Flowers: ArtQuest, ltd. Cake: Three Tarts Bakery
  • 22 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am

    michele
    22 Feb 2014 | 7:20 am
     
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #12

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    This week's theme: ADORABLE KIDS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "The Young Maître d" "Lost In Wonder"   "The Little Goalie"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #11

    8 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: PUBLIC NAPPING (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Waiting Patient-ly" "Power Napper" "Grandpa's Siesta" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #10

    2 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This week's theme: MOTHER & CHILD (Click on Photos for better viewing) "...I Can See You" - Hong Kong   "Feeding Time"   "Pitstop"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #9

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    This week's theme: SYMMETRY & ASYMMETRY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "A Quiet Afternoon"   "Class Levels" - Hong Kong   "The Belly of the Beast"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Weekly Street Photos #8

    18 Jul 2014 | 8:08 pm
    This week's theme: STREET REFRESHMENTS (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Roadside Refreshments"   "Fishballs"   "Burger Machine" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • The Kelpies - B&W PRINT SET OFFER

    HighlanderImages
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here is an opportunity to purchase a unique set of 4 high quality, black & white fine art prints of "The Kelpies" located in Falkirk, Scotland. These images are printed in MetalPrint high gloss or MetalPrint satin finish and are sized at 16" x 24" or 24" x 36". This set of 4 high quality prints have been priced as a special package (25% - 30% discount on normal price) and would make an exceptional framed series for the collector.To purchase go to http://www.highlanderimages.com/Gallery/The-Kelpies/ then click the BUY PHOTOS button then choose BUY PHOTO PACKAGE to take advantage…
  • Storehouse - A Visual Storytelling App

    HighlanderImages
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:21 am
    Over the last few months I have been publishing many of my photo stories via Storehouse, a new interactive and visual storytelling app for the iPad. It is a unique and highly intuitive application for quickly assembling a documentary photo story using images from your camera or iPhone and then adding in blocks of text and headers to annotate the story.The speed that you can create a visually appealing and professional looking story is incredible and suits a photojournalist who need to create short, sharp, focused stories with relevant imaging.I have created 60 stories to date using this app…
  • End of an Era - Aperture to be Discontinued

    HighlanderImages
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    The news today from Apple that their pro photo application Aperture is to be discontinued will be a huge disappointment for many pro photographers who rely on this robust library management and post-processing application for their workflows. ...... me included.Apple have decided to discontinue both Aperture and iPhoto and replace this with the new application Photos which will be realised as part of the iOS 8 release in the fall 2014 and OSX Yosemite release early next year. The new Photos application will be geared to link with iCloud and be integrate with iOS applications. Aperture has not…
  • Into the deep: How Scottish students became underwater explorers

    HighlanderImages
    11 May 2014 | 6:28 am
    I made the BBC News with these nostalgic old photos taken during our Diving Science course which was part of the Marine Biology curriculum at Heriot-Watt University circa 1978. The article can be seen here
  • Toil

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

  • Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Historically, Photography can best be defined as the art of capturing beautiful, often fantastical imagery using light, on photosensitive material such as film, or image sensors, in case of digital... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hummingbird hawk-moth

    Krishna Mohan
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:28 am
    I encountered this dainty little Hummingbird hawk-moth, on a morning walk while attending an amphibian workshop conducted by the inimitable Dr. K. V. Gururaja, purveyor of all things amphibian, at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Wasp Moth – Euchromia polymena

    Krishna Mohan
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    I photographed this day flying moth when I was doing review of Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens near Mangalore. This Euchromia polymena moth is also called a wasp moth as it looks like a dangerous... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Green Crab Spider

    Krishna Mohan
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:28 am
    Living in the midst of urban greenery can have its own advantages. My dining room opens onto our kitchen garden, lush with luxuriant foliage. One fine day, as I sat down to a hearty breakfast, a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to Buy a Digital Camera

    Krishna Mohan
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    A common mistake I see most folks looking to purchase a digital camera make is getting suckered into buying a camera that is beyond what they really need and require. Peer pressure also often plays a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding

    photoblogger
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Tweet Los Angeles River Center and Gardens Wedding with Silva and Michael This Los Angeles River Center and Gardens wedding is simply divine. The couple, Silva and Michael, who resides in Italy, wanted their family to be able to witness their wedding. The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens provided a backdrop with a touch of charm at a fraction of the cost of an Italian destination wedding. As you drive up to this venue, you are greeted with an arched wrought iron gate and the entrance is covered with ivy. Inside reveals a lush garden and space for both a reception area and ceremony.
  • Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding

    photoblogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Tweet Hotel Maya Long Beach Wedding with Dolly and Chris This Hotel Maya Long Beach wedding came with a little twist. You see, the bouquets made of paper! Even the centerpieces were hand made of paper. Dolly and Chris looked ravishing in their chosen palette of aqua and gray. And Dolly looked especially stunning in her vintage gown.  Theresa Huang Hair & Makeup Design did an exceptional job with her hair and makeup. And the day went smoothly with the aid of Cindy Wu of A Touch of Lavender. She did a fantastic job at coordinating the day. What a wonderful couple and such close…
  • Saddlerock Ranch Wedding

    photoblogger
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Tweet Saddlerock Ranch Wedding with Hagar and Michael This gorgeous Saddlerock Ranch wedding is one for the books. What better place to wed than Saddlerock Ranch in the rolling hills of Malibu. Hagar and Michael exchanged their vows on top of a hill surrounded by a breathtaking vineyard setting and wide open spaces. There’s no shortage for romantic portraits here. Hagar, loves animals especially horses. Not surprisingly, she drew inspiration from an equestrian photo shoot I did with Nancy Teasley of Oak and the Owl. With garlands made of eucalyptus that run the length of the…
  • Montage Beverly Hills Wedding

    photoblogger
    21 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Tweet Montage Beverly Hills Wedding with Wendy & Jacob This Montage Beverly Hills wedding couldn’t have been more gorgeous. In part because of these two sweet, and beautiful love birds. And a venue that exudes luxury doesn’t hurt either. When Wendy and Jacob were looking for a photographer they happen to come upon my portfolio online. They knew they liked my work but wondered if I would be available for their wedding and would we click? Right away Jacob called me and I happen to be free that afternoon. In about an hour we were meeting at my studio in Old Town Pasadena.
  • Sisterly Love with Zoe and Zaley – Children’s Portraits

    photoblogger
    20 May 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Tweet Children’s Portraits - I had Zoe and her little sister over my studio for a children’s portrait session. This super cute duo really showed their sisterly love as they settled in and made my studio their play room. I love doing children’s portraits because kids do the darndest things that adults wouldn’t normally do, like dress-up and wear princess outfits. Zaley, the younger one, was a great conversationalist. While we talked about her favorite colors and toys and TV shows, she was at ease while I photographed her just being herself. When it was time to…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Kitchen Wine

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

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

    Rich Legg
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • Bigfoot: Busted

    Rich Legg
    24 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/80 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • In the Garden

    Rich Legg
    20 May 2014 | 11:39 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/80 second, f/1.2, ISO 200
 
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos from inside Edinburgh Castle

    16 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the city of Edinburgh, in fact, in the whole of Scotland. It has been there for many centuries, starting from early fortifications with succeeding kings either building on top or replacing the existing structures. The castle sits on a natural defensive fortification, a volcanic plug that rises above the surrounding area and hence provides a natural line of defense (although it does make getting supplies inside in the case of a siege more difficult).Edinburgh Castle is also famous for another more sinister reason, it is supposed…
  • More photos in and around the HMY Britannia (berthed at the port of Leith near Edinburgh)

    5 Aug 2014 | 4:14 am
    Previous photos about the HMY Britannia (Link 1, Link 2)It is very rare for normal laypeople to see the kind of conditions in which royalty lives like, and the HMY Britannia provides a way for people to be able to view such conditions. Visitors are able to see several sections of the ship, although there are cordoned off sections of the ship. The ship is visited by a large number of visitors every year, and is part of the various bus schedules that are part of the Edinburgh tourist circuit.The stately wardroom inside the royal yacht, HMV Britannia (See more photos here)This is the wardroom…
  • Photos from the HMY Britannia, at Leith in Edinburgh and can be visited by tourists

    30 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    The HMY Britannia, used by Britain's Queen Elizabeth for more than 40 years, was finally decommissioned in the year 1997, and was probably the last such ship available to the Queen. It has not been replaced by another ship, and at times of austerity and recession, it would not be politically feasible for any Government to announce the construction of a large ship for the Queen. British subjects have changed, from loving the Queen and the royal family earlier, to now grumbling about the expenditure on the royal family. As a part of this, let us see some more photos from the decommissioned ship…
  • HMY Britannia at her permanent position in Leith near Edinburgh

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Queen (or King) of England have had royal yachts from a long time (since 1660, with the restoration of the monarchy, there have been 83 such ships to bear the royal name). The ship was commissioned in 1954, taking an inaugural journey to Malta in April of the same year, but not carrying the Queen or Prince Philip, instead carrying Prince Charles and Princess Anne, with the Queen setting foot on the ship on the return journey on 1st May 1954. The ship has been used for a number of ceremonial occasions with leaders of other countries also stepping foot on the ship, as well as being used for…
  • Deep Sea World near Edinburgh in Scotland - A wonderful aquarium

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Modern aquariums provide an immersive experience to visitors, allowing them to see fish all around them, shows with fish, allowing them to swim along with the fish, get colorful fishes, and various other experiences. One of these experiences is called Deep Sea World, located in North Queensbury, under the famous bridge in Fife, Scotland. It provides a travelator where visitors can travel under and through a tank full of fishes of different sizes and shapes, including sharks, rays and others.Corridor inside the Deep Sea World aquarium on the outskirts of Edinburgh (More photos here)In this…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Eagle City Referendum…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    The Streak Continues: 263 This blog was published at about 5:30am from my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL. It took me about 2 hours to assemble; this one makes 263 consecutive days with a brand new blog post. I fly from Orlando to Islip for a week of visiting my elderly (gonna be 92 [...]
  • More Learning On a Variety Of Subjects…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    The Streak Continues: 262 This blog was published just after 5:00am from my home at Indian Lake Estates, FL. It took me less than 2 hours to complete; this one makes 262 consecutive days with a brand new blog post. As always, I would appreciate your using the BIRDS AS ART B&H affiliate links for [...]
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Postcards from Labrador

    David
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:06 pm
    After almost 7800km across this vast country, we arrived on the coast of Labrador a couple hours ago, to fog. The last couple hundred kilometers like so many before them, along bone-jarring rutted roads flanked with pine trees that seem at once both arthritic and anemic. The roads just seemed to go on and on, through sun, rain, and endless blackflies. This is my country, and I love it fiercely. The thousands of kilometers we drove just to get to Labrador were long enough, but this last thousand was the most rugged, and to me, some of the most beautiful. Trees and rocks, and endless roads to…
  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 8

    David
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    When I dreamed up this magazine, bouncing around Mongolia’s Gobi desert, two years ago, it was a big, crazy, What If. Now, with Issue 8, we’re celebrating two years with another beautiful issue, beginning with the work of my friend Ami Vitale, an exceptional storyteller and National Geographic photographer. We’re also featuring the fine art landscapes of Charles Adams, the documentary humanitarian work of Jon McCormack, and the abstracts of Tom McLaughlan, along with the usual excellent articles from John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet…
  • Process & Product

    David
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    We’re stopping in Ottawa right now, after a couple days at the cottage, on the way to Labrador and Newfoundland to work on making images for my next coffee-table book. Emily, the Jeep, is in for service and tweaks, after 5500km and in preparation for many more on the rougher roads of rural Quebec and Labrador. What a journey we’re having. You can keep up with me on Instagram. Read much about the art of writing and at some point you’re bound to wonder if a certain amount of masochism is required to enter the field. One reader on my blog, commenting on the way I’d been so…
  • On The Road

    David
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:35 am
    The road has always called to me; perhaps it’s part of bearing the last name, duChemin, all my life, which means “of the road.” It’s in my blood too, born to a mother who was a nurse in the RAF when she met my father, a Canadian soldier, both stationed in Cyprus in the late 1960s. Here on the road life gets simpler for me. It fosters wonder, too; full of the unexpected, there are new shadows. light, and moments, around every corner. Only 6 days into this trip across Canada, we’re 3700km closer to Newfoundland and Labrador than when we started and I can already feel myself waking up.
  • I’m Outta Here!

    corwin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we packed the Jeep and hit the road. We’re heading east, across Canada to Newfoundland and Labrador, and won’t head west again until the autumn leaves begin to turn, coming back to Vancouver around October 15. Time for an adventure, some silence, and a chance to play with the light while camping for two and a half months. I’m taking my Fuji XE 1, my Leica M (240), and a couple lenses for each, some filters, a tripod, and my iPhone. Not much of a packing list, I’m afraid. It’s funny how my approach has changed over the years, and while there will be times…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

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

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, it recognizes that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end, the Office has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would amend the regulations to encourage remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allow remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that…
  • Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System

    Carolyn E. Wright
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Check John Harrington‘s video on how to register a group of published photos using the eCO System! The link to the spreadsheet is here that is a part of this process. Also check John’s great blog! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.comYou just finished reading Video on How to Register A Group of Published Photos using the eCO System! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • How Much Is Enough?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Development of new technology has created additional incentive for copyright thieves to steal protected works. The advent of DVDs, for example, has enabled infringers to produce perfect secondhand copies. Many computer users are either ignorant that copyright laws apply to their Internet activity or they think that they will not be caught or prosecuted for their conduct. Many infringers also do not consider the current copyright infringement penalties a real threat and continue to infringe, even after a copyright owner puts them on notice that their actions constitute infringement and that…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Keepin it Real Simple!

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “How do you work in an open cockpit?” Received this question from a number of folks in response to my posting of the Wildcat photo. To start with, the pilots I’m working with are really the most important part of the equation! Next, I’m in a AT-6 Texan (the photo is lookin down into the rear seat), most just call them T-6, a WWII trainer. This particular model, the rear seat spins 180 degrees so you’re shooting looking backwards. The canopy is retracted so you are basically out in the sky flying along. Now you have shoulder and waist harness so you are part of…
  • Zero Clouds

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Working with others involved in education, great things always come from the colaboration. Today is just such an example. The A6M2 Zero from Texas Flying Legends Museum and AT-6 from Dakota Territory Air Museum went to Grand Fork’s Int’l for their 50yr celebration. Being here, we hitched a ride and in my case, it was in the back of the T-6 and I had my camera in hand. Heading up to 7500′ AGL, we had the clouds to work, again looking for that South Pacific look. With Warren at the stick and “Cruise” flying me, we had an amazing 70min flight stuffed with…
  • V3 Peak of Action Challenge

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photographing Sea Otters requires understanding Peak of Action and waves. Peak of Action is a real simple principle, waiting for a moving object to come to a momentary stop to take a sharp photo. The example I always like to use is a bouncing basketball. There is a point as it travels up that it stops, before traveling back down and there is a point that it stops before it bounces back up. At that moment of rest, you have peak of action. Same holds true with a Sea Otter as they ride the ocean swells. Same does the boat you’re in to photograph the Sea Otter as we were last week in Homer,…
  • Time is Flying!

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Back in our room after a 14hr, 6783 image day. Everything got used today, D4s, D810, Df, 18-35, 24f1.4, 24-70 and 80-400VR3, SB-910 and Profoto B1 shooting a couple more pilot portraits, an award ceremony, 1929 hangar wall to an air to air. This is a rare FM-2P we photographed this evening in front of a killer North Dakota thunderhead piloted by my dear friend Warren (shooting out of a T6 piloted by our good friend Derek Peterson). When we’re with Warren, I tend to be standing in front of a lot of great things with a camera in my hand. And I don’t get much sleep! mtc.
  • Gull Island

    Moose
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So I was getting pretty serious about the V3 being a tool that solves problems for my photography. To prove it even more so to myself, thought I would take it on a stress test. While in Homer, we were able to venture out for a few hours to a favorite location of mine, Gull Island. On a gorgeous rainy day, we went for a cruise and all I took was the V3, 10-30 and 30-110 loaded with a Lexar 68GB MicroSDM (which I’ve not lost yet, a record for me). The V3 can shoot up to 60fps which is why I have the big card. I have it set to just 10fps though. First, the V3 did just fine in the rain, not…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Family Portrait Photography

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

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

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
      Client Profile: Cherry Trees Dental Clinic, Leighton Buzzard Leighton Buzzard’s leading dental clinic Cherry Trees needed a new & fresh set of images for their online marketing activities. A good quality headshot plays an important part in building reputation & confidence with your clients. Every business needs a professional set of headshots as part of their branding & marketing. We all know that people buy from people, so it is important to make that first impression, the right impression! If you would like to get a professional business headshot, please get in…
  • Adwords Workshop at The Incuba Centre

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
        We’re delighted to host a 1-day practical workshop on Google Adwords Made Easy , proudly sponsored by The Incuba Centre, Dunstable. Date:        2 Oct 2014 Time:      1000 – 1630 hrs Venue:    The Incuba Centre, Dunstable The workshop includes practical work, setting up your Adwords account and a campaign. For more details and to reserve your place, please click here.   Event registration for Google Adwords – Incuba powered by Eventbrite
  • Family Portrait Photography

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    It was lovely to see Jo & the proud grand parents back at our studios. Here are some lovely images of them.   Save 60% off your family portrait photography.
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 08.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions

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

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

    Juan Pons
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    Rick interviews almost everyone in this after-sushi photo (left to right): Ron Clifford, Rick, Catherine Hall (interview to come), Robin Griggs Wood, Dr. Sassi and Peter Giordano. In this episode of the podcast, Rick conducts two interviews, the first one with Peter Giordano co-founder of The Arcanum and then with Ron Clifford and Robin Griggs Wood, who talk about Google+ Mentorship Membership Program for photographers. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on…
  • DPE Podcast 07.01.14 – Visualizing the end result, plus we answer some of your questions

    Juan Pons
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan discuss the importance of visualizing the end result, and we answer a few of your questions. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 06.15.14 – We answer a few questions from one of our listeners, plus we have 1 interview with Richard Ellis

    Juan Pons
    15 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    In this episode of the podcast, Rick and Juan answer a few questions from a podcast listener, plus we have 1 interview with Richard Ellis from Charleston Photography Workshops. 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…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Announcing a photo tour to Iceland

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:45 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Just sharing some great news today!!! Just finished the details and sign up page for a new photo tour. Iceland, in march 2015, will be awesome, and can’t wait to be there. Local photographer Olgeir Andrésson will guide us to the most amazing locations. He is an experienced photographer, based in Iceland, he specializes in photo tours and workshops. This is no doubly one of the most exciting photographic destinations of the world. The region is full of natural attractions, this is paradise for the landscape and nature…
  • Farmers around Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Sunsets, sunrises – that’s pretty much what Bagan is, photographically speaking. Don’t get me wrong – there is plenty to do and see around here and I loved my stay. But if you Google “Bagan photos,” the first thing you’ll see are amazing ancient temples emerging from the mist in a pretty magical way. To experience this is not only visually compelling but also spiritual and soul-healing. It’s certainly spectacular, and you can see some of those photos here.  Despite the early wake-up calls and late dinners, this is…
  • Arequipa in Photos | Peru

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school they are running on the outskirts of the city. This is the first time I am seeing Arequipa city, and I am smiling and giggling. I know that in addition to the assignment for Photographers Without Borders I am going to have a great time…
  • Riga in Photos | Latvia

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Gazing through a less-than-perfect old window, the glass stained by years, I spot locals rushing out over the narrow cobblestone street; occasionally, a group of tourists following their guide. There is a pleasant feeling in the ambient, soft music, and the fresh smell of recently ground coffee accompanied by the almost-permanent whistle of the coffee machine. This is my last day of my week in Latvia and I am in the bar Riga Black Magic enjoying a Black Balsam, a traditional herbal liqueur that is made by mixing vodka with 24…
  • Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 May 2014 | 8:49 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you want to experience the way locals live, work and get about in Yangon, you need to visit the Yangon Circular Railway. It was my last day in Myanmar and I didn’t have time to ride – the…
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  • Ditching The Mirror!

    Stephen J. Zeller
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Fujifilm X-T1 with ZEISS Touit Lenses; 12mm f/2.8 and 32mm f/1.8 :: shot with the Nokia Lumia 1020. Wow… it’s been an awfully long time since I last posted something here on the blog.  Sure, I have my reasons – but that doesn’t really matter.  But just for the record, I wasn’t in jail or […]
  • Assignment: Covering A Deployment

    Stephen J. Zeller
    21 Oct 2010 | 9:18 am
    At first I thought this was going to come about back in July of this year, but things have worked out a little differently.  Tomorrow I am heading out for a six month deployment aboard the USS Sterett (DDG 104).  Part of my duties involve being the Assistant Public Affairs Officer and Command Photographer.  I […]
  • Stephen Zeller Photography Gets A Makeover

    Stephen J. Zeller
    18 Oct 2010 | 3:18 am
    I have completely redesigned my website for Stephen Zeller Photography, including a new logo which I had mentioned about a week ago.  I wanted to do with a design that could be consistent with both my website and blog.  This was important to me for fluidity and consistency with the design and function of the […]
  • BlinkBid Version 6 Mini Review

    Stephen J. Zeller
    11 Oct 2010 | 3:10 am
    You might remember this review that I wrote awhile back, about an awesome program that I began using called BlinkBid.  Hands down, it’s the single most effective piece of business software I use aside from QuickBooks.  Why?  Because I can create estimates, invoices, track usage licenses, manage contacts, and more.  What makes it so special? […]
  • Naming Your Art

    Stephen J. Zeller
    4 Oct 2010 | 3:15 am
    For those who have trouble naming their works of art… heh. Happy Monday! :-D
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Want Better Photos? Get Topaz Adjust for $24.99

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    I started by not liking presets very much, but I've, in fact, changed my mind. I use them many times now, as a starting point for the results I aim for, to achieve results like the one you'll find illustrating this article. And Topaz Adjust is on top of my list. Now they've a special promotion going on. Grab a copy of the program!
  • I Do NOT Sell Photographs

    24 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    Browsing the web you find multiple articles about "selling photographs". I find it interesting, because I rarely think of selling my photographs. I generally rent them out for specific purposes, but they are always mine and not usable without a license.
  • FREE Setup Guide for the Nikon D810

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    In August a complete guide for the Nikon D810 DSLR will be available, from Douglas J. Klostermann, on the Full Stop collection. But to get you up to speed there is a FREE Setup Guide available now. Get your cheat sheet now!
  • Double Award for rotation180° Panorama

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    MindShift Gear's rotation180 Panorama backpack was just given its second major European design award.  In March, the Panorama was named a winner of the top design competition in Europe, the Red Dot Awards.  Now the backpack was named a winner of the OutDoor Industry Award 2014, one of the highest design prizes in the outdoor industry.
  • Visiting Portugal: Don't Bring a Polarizer!

    10 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    I may be, somehow, repeating myself, but if you area travelling to Portugal to photograph and want blue skies, no need to bring a polarizer: we've some of the best blue skies in the world!
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    Photography News

  • Getty Images photographer Scott Olson arrested in Ferguson

    Diana Topan
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:25 pm
    August 19, 2014 /Photography News/ Getty Images photographer Scott Olson was arrested Monday night during protests in Ferguson. In an Instagram video posted by journalist Amy K. Nelson, Olson said he was arrested because police "said the media is required to be in a certain area.""Getty Images staff photographer Scott Olson was arrested this afternoon in Ferguson, Missouri, while on assignment documenting the events there," a statement from Pancho Bernasconi, vice president of news at Getty Images, reads. "We at Getty Images stand firmly behind our colleague Scott Olson and the right to…
  • In photos: Remembering landscape photographer Charles Roscoe Savage

    Diana Topan
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    August 16, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 182 years ago today, on 16 August 1832, Charles Roscoe Savage was a British-born landscape and portrait photographer who produced images of the American West. He became one of the foremost 19th century landscape photographers of the western United States, as well as a renowned studio portrait photographer, with his studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after his 1848 baptism and membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Savage emigrated to the United States where he initially found work as a photographer in New York…
  • TeraBella Media Presents: 'Wonders of Water Part IV' Photo Contest

    Diana Topan
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:25 am
    Photo: Rohana MubaddaAugust 12, 2014 /Photography News/ Water is our essential element on this planet. Without it we cannot exist. It is a part of our daily tasks and rituals. We are bathed in water, sometimes baptized and even born in water. Water can define and represent many wonders including peace, tranquility, power and strength. It can also be a destructive and damaging force. TeraBella Media invites you to submit your favored images that best represent the “wonders of water.”Prizes:First Place: $400 (USD) cash prizeSecond Place: $200 (USD) cash prizeThird Place: $100 (USD) cash…
  • In Photos: The 1898 Spanish-American War from the Florida Shore

    Diana Topan
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:53 pm
    August 12, 2014 /Photography News/  In 1898 U.S. attention focused on Florida as the Spanish-American War began on April 25. The port city of Tampa served as the primary staging area for U.S. troops bound for the war in Cuba. The arrival of over 30,000 troops, including Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders cavalry unit, changed Tampa from a small town to a city. Florida, the closest state to the Caribbean and home to a large Cuban immigrant population, became the setting for much of the action in Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. Although the main issue…
  • "The Yearling": Pre-production and Location Photographs of MGM's

    Diana Topan
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    August 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, born 118 years ago on August 8, 1896, was an American author who lived in rural Florida and wrote novels with rural themes and settings.Her best known work, The Yearling is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel, published in 1938, about a young boy and his pet deer in Florida's Big Scrub. That same year, Rawlings sold the film rights of the book to MGM for $30,000.In 1939, the studio sent art directors to north-central Florida to scout locations with Rawlings and gather visual research of “Cracker Florida.” They eventually leased a…
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    Black Star Rising

  • What Apple and Samsung Can Teach Photographers About Attracting Loyal Clients

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

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

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

    Kathy DalPra
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I had my bridal and fashion jewelry business, getting press was a big part of my marketing strategy. I really didn’t know much about PR until I dove into it. As my pieces started to get featured more and as I became a writer for some of these publications, one of the things I learned is that established magazines typically have a photographer on call or on staff to shoot their featured articles for each edition. But smaller, newer or local publications don’t always have the budget to hire a photographer, and this could present a hidden opportunity for you. I’m not…
  • In Photography, Inspiration is All Around You

    Ellen Fisch
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    Finding photography inspiration without direction is often challenging. If I am not commissioned to photograph subjects for a client, I am often hard pressed to come up with fresh material on a daily basis. For that is what I do: photograph every day. It can be far less demanding to see the Eiffel Tower on a trip to Paris and take some great images, but to work on my own photographs day in and day out in a familiar place requires commitment. What do I shoot? Where does the inspiration come from? It is true that I live near New York City. I am an architectural photographer and the City…
 
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  • Convergent Design Odyssey Firmware Update

    Tim Fok
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Convergent Design has released new firmware for their Odyssey 7 & Odyssey 7Q recorders. The update adds higher framerates for ProRes 422 HQ recording, new features in playback mode and increased finger drag functions for pixel zooming. The Odyssey 7Q also gets an exclusive update in broadening support for IO Industries Flare and Indiecam indieGS2K in the form of additional raw options. Convergent Design recorders have been quite popular since their release, particularly with Sony FS700 users as it enables raw recording and unlimited* 240fps 2K raw recording. They’re a stark…
  • OnePlus One mobile phone vs. 5D mark III

    Sebastian Wöber
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    There was a time when we laughed at the thought of DSLR cameras shooting professional video and challenging 35mm film. That time has passed. But today it seems we’re getting closer to the next shock, when mobile phones come into play. Here is a side by side video between the new OnePlus One phone and the Canon 5D mark III. Notice how well the phone reproduces the scene and how clean the image is, very much on-par with the 5D mark III, or even better. Furthermore the image of the OnePlus One video is a lot sharper than the 5D mark III, that is due to the fact that it records in 4K…
  • Automatic editing of multi-camera event footage, developed by Disney

    Nino Leitner
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    With the advent of digital tapeless cameras, the amount of video footage that is being produced by both amateurs and professionals has increased dramatically – the easy access to cheap digital cameras made them ubiquitous and that means more footage being shot in total (it’s just as logical as the whole American gun control discussion). However, the massive amounts of footage being shot all the time don’t mean that it got much easier or faster to edit. On the contrary, I believe that there is still much room for innovation in the field of organizing and editing footage.
  • Tip: Never go below native ISO with Canon Cinema Cameras

    Tim Fok
    16 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Coming from a DSLR background, many shooters have a similar procedure for exposing their image: Shutter 1/50th, ISO low as possible, ND and aperture to suit.  However implementing this method on other cameras can be detrimental to your image. The Canon C100/C300 has a base ISO of 850, use this for best results. It may be a simple and obvious procedure for some, but having met quite a few shooters over last few months that weren’t aware of this, I felt it worth writing a quick article on. The native ISO on both the Canon C100 and C300 cameras is 850; anything below or above this is…
  • Sony A7S Eyecup for OLED viewfinder

    Tim Fok
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:40 am
    Here’s a nice trick for Sony A7S users. Anyone with a bit of history in the game will appreciate a good eyecup (Sony VX2100 anyone?) what ever happened them? It’s a feature that has never translated to video-able stills cameras, but videoshooter Michael Schmidt has come up with a great solution for a Sony A7S Eyecup that will improve your OLED experience tenfold. The DIY eyecup is made out of two products, the Seagull Multifunction Camera Eyecup Set, and the Hoodman HoodEye for round Nikon viewfinders. You simply need the frame of the former product, and with a bit of…
 
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Kiki + Marcus | Engaged

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

    jasongphoto
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Gina’s... The post Sami + Kyle | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Ben | Married

    jasongphoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    Gina’s... The post Danielle + Ben | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Lina + Dillon | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Gina’s... The post Lina + Dillon | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Meghan + Allen | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Gina’s... The post Meghan + Allen | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    Photography Life

  • Newly Received D810 Stock Does Not Have the Thermal Issue

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Apparently the new stock of Nikon D810 cameras arriving from Japan to large retailers like B&H Photo Video and Adorama already has the reported thermal issue addressed. We received confirmation from B&H Photo Video that the new stock they received today already has the the black label in the tripod socket, which is the indication of the fix, as shown in the service advisory.You can purchase your copy of the Nikon D810 and support our site through this B&H link.We are in the process of wrapping up our tests with the Nikon D810 this week, so stay tuned for our in-depth review!The…
  • My One Night Stand with the Tamron 150-600mm

    John Sherman
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Maybe my self-esteem was dipping that day or maybe I was just feeling like seeing how the little people lived. Whatever the reason I decided I needed to humiliate myself a bit so I decided to slap a third party lens on my Ferrari, er, I mean Nikon D4s. The choice – the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. For the last 30 years I’d never shot anything but Nikon glass – no cheap third party lens would dirty up my cameras.When I first picked up the Tamron 150-600mm it felt pretty solid but not excessively heavy – pretty similar in weight to the Nikkor 80-400mm I shoot, but longer and…
  • Nikon Confirms the D810 Thermal Issue and Offers a Solution

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    As you may already know, we recently reported the thermal issue with the Nikon D810 when using long shutter speeds and we immediately reported the issue to Nikon, as soon as we confirmed that all camera samples we’ve handled so far had the same problem. Since opening a trouble ticket with Nikon, we have received communication from Nikon USA that Nikon engineers were investigating our image samples and that a follow-up with details would be provided, once available. Looks like Nikon USA has officially confirmed this issue today (here is the original advisory published earlier at Nikon…
  • Thomas Leveritt: How the Sun Sees You

    Romanas Naryškin
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Today we want to move your attention from photography matters and enjoy this short film called “How The Sun Sees You”. After watching this film by Thomas Leveritt, I smiled so hard my cheeks still hurt. I very much hope yours will hurt even more!On one hand, yes, a certain problem is addressed (sun cream usage and skin health). But what really, really captivates in Thomas’ brilliant film, is the natural reaction people have after seeing themselves in ultraviolet light. Couple that to some incredible editing and music and you get those hurting cheeks I’ve mentioned.And…
  • The Versatility of a 50mm Prime

    Alpha Whiskey
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I know, I know, the 50mm again. There isn’t much more for me to add really. The attributes of this focal length have been lauded many times in many articles, including on this site. A (usually) cheap and light prime, very sharp with a fast aperture and beautiful bokeh. A useful portrait length on APS-C sensors (75mm – 80mm equivalent field of view), and on full frame it’s supposedly close to how the human eye sees (don’t know about you, but my human eyes see the almost 180 degrees stereoscopic vision they were designed for). Still, the 50mm is often claimed as a classic and an…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • North Cascades And Mt Jefferson Historical Travel Log

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

    David Leland Hyde
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part Two Climate Change, Big Oil, Politics, Walmart, God, Religion, St. Francis, John Muir And Leave No Trace (Continued From the blog post, “Art, Earth And Ethics 1.”) Recreational development is a job not of building roads into lovely country, but of building receptivity into the still unlovely human mind. – Aldo Leopold Whiz Burgers, San Francisco, California, Custom, copyright 2010 David Leland Hyde. (See the photograph large here in David Leland Hyde Portfolio One Many people today would rather not discuss environmental issues. The environment is a…
  • Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Three

    David Leland Hyde
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Dinosaur National Monument 2013 Part Three: Down To The Green River And Up To Ely Falls (Continued from the blog post, “Dinosaur National Monument 2013, Part Two.”) Upper Jones Hole Near Fish Hatchery, Dinosaur National Monument, Utah, copyright 2013 David Leland Hyde. Into Jones Hole As we ambled down the trail away from the Diamond Mountain Fish Hatchery and into Jones Hole, we began to see signs of what Randy Fullbright and the Park Ranger had been talking about: the recent rock slide. High on the cliff we could see the fresh, unstained light tan undercut where giant sandstone…
  • San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 16

    David Leland Hyde
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Reciprocity Failure Lecture By Ansel Adams Introduction And Philip Hyde Lecture Notes (Continued from the blog post, “San Francisco Art Institute Photography History 15.”) Sunken Car, Sausalito, Marin County, Alcatraz In Distance, San Francisco Bay, California, copyright 1948 by Philip Hyde. Made during photography school. No other known set exists of complete student lecture notes from the first ten years of the California School of Fine Arts, now the San Francisco Art Institute. During the “Golden Decade,” directly after World War II, while Minor White was lead instructor,…
  • Art, Earth And Ethics 1

    David Leland Hyde
    22 May 2014 | 10:33 am
    Art, Earth And Ethics, Part One National Forests, Spotted Owls, Environmentalism, The Abuse Of Nature And Our Future The Earth will survive, but will man survive on the Earth? – Philip Hyde Secret Cove, Ponderosa Pine Trees, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada of California in the distance, copyright 2014 David Leland Hyde. New Addition to David Leland Hyde’s Sierra Portfolio. The water quality that gives Lake Tahoe its natural clarity and azure blue color were declining until environmental reforms in the Tahoe Basin turned the situation around. Lake Tahoe is clearer today than it was five…
 
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Terry White, Adobe worldwide evangelist, shows how Adobe Muse CC lets you create stunning effects with just a few clicks. Make images and elements move in di... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Font menu enhancements in Adobe InDesign CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    See how you can find the perfect font fast in InDesign CC. Search by family or style, save your favorites, and see live font previews in your layout. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Sonia Shi & Wayne Ning - Myagent - Real Estate Video & Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barfoot & Thompson. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Sync Settings in Creative Cloud with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In this brief video, Principal Worldwide Evangelist Jason Levine showcases the Sync Settings feature in After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, enabling ... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Wedding Photography Beverly & Don @ The Flying Bridge

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I recently photographed the Wedding of Bev & Donnie at the Cotuit Federated Church, Loop Beach and The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. I hope you enjoy this 3 1/2 minute montage. Music by Michael Oakland. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine

  • Father’s Day is here again, Australia and this year I am prepared!

    sesame
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Brought to you by Officeworks I’ve always thought it was not fair that Father’s Day in America and Father’s Day in Australia are on two different dates while Mother’s Day is the same in both countries effectively giving Alec two days where we celebrate him as a parent and one for me. I blame the confusion around the date for why I tend to forget every year or maybe it is my subconscious being all passive aggressive. Either way, suddenly Father’s Day is rolling around again in Australia and I will be headed out of town this year, so I need to secure something quick for the guy who,…
  • Cracked.

    sesame
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Today I let the stress of behind the scenes adulthood break through the cracks of my mother facade. Keeping it all together for the kids crumbled when Kieran did not come back to his line up at the bell to start school. I always give them the option to play with friends out of sight, but on school grounds if we are early, under one condition…they must return when the music sounds as a warning that the bell is about to ring. They can’t wait for the bell because it is not respectful to the teachers and they always follow that rule with no problems. Until today. A day when my heart…
  • The first of the boys with kind swoopy eyes.

    sesame
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Tomorrow my cousin has to say his final goodbye to his twenty six year old son, Thomas.  I used to babysit for Thomas during the hot summer days when I was home in Virginia from my California university. He was a sweet little boy with a ready smile and beautiful swoopy eyes, the kind I would one day many years later recognise on my own son. Growing up next door to my father’s only brother and his family, I was the youngest of the nine kids between the two houses. Thankgivings and Christmas times were epic gatherings filled with laughter, love and lots of noise. They were built in…
  • A shopping expedition to bring a little girl into her own…

    sesame
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    The changes started slowly with the request to hang drawings on the wall. That led all too quickly to carefully placed posters of The Hunger Games stars. Then a few weeks ago, I was presented with her dream plans for how she would like her room to look. Hand drawn and certainly not to scale, they featured a loft bed.  Funny thing is, she did not have a loft bed. Since she grew out of her crib, Gemma has been sleeping in the custom wrought iron queen size bed that was made for me on my thirteenth birthday. It was just the bed we had in her room in Los Angeles as that was also the guest…
  • Sadness in Cloverland

    sesame
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Just the other week while the twins were colouring in workbooks I noticed that Clover drew a smile on both a face representing happy as well as the face that was meant to be sad. I asked her why thinking that she must have rushed and not read the instructions, but her response was simple; “There was only happy in Cloverland.” She really has a special joyful spark that finds glee in the mundane with smiles for almost every occasion. Even as a baby when she was so very ill, she twinkled. It actually almost made things worse as the doctors did not take her symptoms seriously until it…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Everything You Want to Know About the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Camera

    Chris Corradino
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    I've done a tremendous deal of research on mirrorless cameras over the last several weeks. This has proven quite helpful in not only understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the system, but also which specific body to purchase. While I already own two DSLRs including a full frame Canon 6D, I wanted a lightweight option that could be with me at all times. I've long hoped for a camera with the functionality of a DSLR, and the convenience and connectivity of an iPhone. With the Olympus OMD E-M10, I believe that is now a reality.  Before getting into the specifics of this camera, I…
  • Photographing Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

    Chris Corradino
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    The instant I saw Blackwater Falls I understood what all the fuss was about. Cascading 57 feet over the mountain's edge, it's the tallest waterfall in West Virginia. Like most popular destinations, it's complete with tour-bus parking and an overflow lot. On this particular day however, threatening storm clouds kept the crowds away. This offered an ideal opportunity to capture the landscape's natural beauty through my lens.   People are often surprised when I share my simple tips for waterfall photography. Undoubtedly, a slow shutter speed is helpful, as is a tripod. Yet, the single most…
  • New Tutorial: 5 Characteristics of Successful Black and White Photographs

    Chris Corradino
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Can you see the world in black & white? Look at the scene in front of you and try to imagine it without color. The potential for classic monochrome imagery is all around us. Of course, not every situation lends itself to this artistic style. There are however, certain characteristics one can look for to identify the best opportunities. Learn what they are with my new article "5 Characteristics of Successful Black and White Photographs."
  • Is It The Same Guy? You Decide

    Chris Corradino
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    The first photo was captured on a blazing hot morning in Manhattan. It was June 8th, and breathing was already difficult. The only breeze was the toxic vapor of passing buses. Turning the corner onto 43rd street I looked up to see this face staring back at me. I took one photo and instantly knew I had found an interesting character.  Fast forward, six months later to Christmas season. This time, I was in vicinity of Times Square when this person with a Santa hat caught my attention. I shot a few hasty pictures and moved on. The image was nothing remarkable, but I kept it. The face seemed…
  • Upper Yosemite Falls Under Starry Sky

    Chris Corradino
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Yosemite National Park is a magical location, drawing over four million visitors annually. At night, it's much quieter, providing a terrific opportunity to experiment with very long exposures. On this particular night, a bright full moon illuminated the valley, including Upper Yosemite Falls. To capture the falls, the mountain, and the stars above, I opted for a 17mm wide angle lens. Even with the light of the moon, it was necessary to use a 15" (fifteen second) exposure. To keep everything sharp, the camera was mounted on a tripod.  Camera settings: 15”, f4, ISO 400
 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Nature Juxtaposed

    Brian Matiash
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    I remember beelining it to this tree the second I laid eyes on it upon first entering this area of White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs. Imagine being surrounded by miles of this undulating brain rock and off in the distance is a beautiful, solitary tree just sprouting up. I mean, how does this even happen? It just seemed so perfectly out of place and I couldn’t have been happier about it. Nature really is amazing.I ended up using a Metabones adapter to connect my Canon 70-200 telephoto lens onto my Sony A7  to maximize compression between the layers thru the image. The rock feet…
  • Brian’s Photo Tip: Finding Creative Compositions

    Brian Matiash
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    I know it probably sounds obvious but it certainly warrants making a post about the importance of finding a creative composition whenever you’ve got a camera in your hands. Of course, if you’re simply looking to take a photograph of a receipt or the storefront of a nearby restaurant for recall purposes, you could probably get away with ignoring the creative component of the composition. However, if your goal is to express yourself to others with your photography, there are few better ways to do so than by conveying it in a way that makes the viewer do a double take and actually…
  • Listen, learn, and have some fun with the latest Photofocus Podcast

    Brian Matiash
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    Nicole S. Young and I had a blast waxing photography with the wonderful Melissa Niu on the latest Photofocus podcast. As if that wasn’t enough shenanigans, Levi Sim kicks things off with two powerhouse photographers, Tamara Lackey and Peter Hurley My portion of this podcast kicks off at the 23:16 mark. The post Listen, learn, and have some fun with the latest Photofocus Podcast appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings II

    Brian Matiash
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I felt that a new addition to my Path of Least Resistance study would be as good of a way to send of this work week as any. I’m still putting a lot of thought around how to best share the larger body of work that this study represents to me but once I have it all ironed out, rest assured that you’ll know too. In the meantime, here is a little ditty that I took at the Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA. I took this photo with my Sony A7 and Canon 24-70mm lens. The extra long legs of my Really Right Stuff TVC-34L/BH-55 tripod made it really easy to perch myself above these rocks to…
  • Brian’s Photo Tip: Make Your Foreground Count

    Brian Matiash
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:23 pm
    You’d think that it would be easy to find a strong and unique composition while standing in the middle of the Vermilion Cliffs during sunrise. Perhaps that’d be the case if you could freeze that perfect light for as long as you’d need but until that happens, it’s on you to find a way to create a compelling image even if you’re in totally unfamiliar terrain. A really solid rule to keep in mind is to make your foreground count. It sounds simple but it definitely requires a lot of practice to identify what elements satisfy a good foreground. I tend to look for…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • We Will Never Forget

    Lily Hydrangea
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Stunned with an upswell of emotion I stood in awe of this deeply moving memorial. I tried to reflect on the enormity of exactly what had happened here 13 years ago. Ian and I arrived in lower Manhattan Sunday morning and noticed groups of people making their way to the Freedom tower and much like Pilgrims, we followed. The feeling in the air was palpable, in one way or another most of those present have lived through the events of 9/11 together.We will never forget.
  • Astro Turf and Installation Art at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Open until November 2, 2014 the MET's Roof Garden Commission is not to be missed. For more MET information, follow this link. For other glorious roof garden photos, please go here, here, & here.
  • Farmingdale's Very Own Secret Garden

    Lily Hydrangea
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    I've been here before and you may find out more about this garden by following this link. And yes, the colors in this garden really are this bright!
  • The American Oystercatcher and Black Beach Sand

    Lily Hydrangea
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
     I came across this guy while walking at Robert Moses beach. He was the only American Oystercatcher standing quite still amongst a flock of very busy Seagulls. I'm sorry I can't say where the black sand beach pictured below is. The colors in each of these photos compliment each other so nicely it just seemed natural to post them together.
  • I Think It Might Be Time To Find a Nice Blackberry Jam Recipe...

    Lily Hydrangea
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:28 am
    I am certain these wild blackberries have been growing in our backyard for longer than the fourteen years we've been here, but for some reason they have never been this plump. I'm thinking it might be due to the added sun we have been getting in that particular patch of garden since the giant Evergreen lost most of its needles (Sandy). Whatever the case may be, I think it might be time to start cooking up some jam!
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  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
 
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    Motivation

  • Palouse Patchwork

    Howard
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    Howard
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
  • Amsterdam Urban Art

    Howard
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    There was a street that we walked down on our recent vacation in Amsterdam that had amazing and varied ‘urban art’ along it.  I couldn’t help but take a few photos!
  • Fixing Epson Nozzle Clogs

    Howard
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    If you have an inkjet printer you have inevitably had clogged nozzles.  My experience has only been with Epson printers, and it certainly occurs with some frequency.  The vast majority of times they are fixed with a cleaning cycle…..but sometimes you get a stubborn clog that just doesn’t want to open up.  Want to see a great video on how to declog that clog???  Of course you do! The video is put out by the Pro Digital Gear group and is quite well done and demonstrates exactly what you need to know.
  • Back From The Netherlands

    Howard
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    I just returned from a very nice one week stay in the Netherlands.  This wasn’t a photo trip, but I did bring along my small mirrorless camera and managed to take a few shots while touring.  This one is from the walkway on the outside of the Euromast in Rotterdam showing a view towards the Erasmus Bridge. The architecture in Rotterdam was quite interesting and modern (because, unlike Amsterdam, most of the city was destroyed in bombing runs during WW II). Erasmus Bridge Copyright Howard Grill
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Meet Professional Photographer Ken Kiefer!

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Ken Kiefer is a professional photographer and the reason why we want you to meet Ken is his daring and suspenseful underwater photography. As technology evolves, a trend of extreme and underwater photography is taking over. Ken has taken advantage of today’s technology and mastered underwater photography capturing beautiful  (and sometimes terrifying) beasts. Hi Ken, when did you start in photography? I’ve always been fascinated with the ability to stop a moment in time; whether it be in sports, a beautiful sunset, or especially when it’s something that not everyone has the…
  • Adore Noir Volume 2 Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this black and white photo contest made possible by our friends at Adore Noir. Adore Noir is a PDF based fine art photography magazine which celebrates works in black and white. Each bimonthly issue features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just starting out. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following winners by voting for their favorite shots! Congratulations to People’s Choice “Eye” by goldylookfleece Congratulations to Runner Up…
  • Moonlight Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing the moonlight in this photo contest. The moonlight has been perceived as a mystical and pleasant source of light as it reflects the sunlight in such way that illuminates the night offering unique shadows, tones and intensities. Having a good photo of the moonlight is not an easy task as images can easily show too much grain, unshaped moons and under or over exposed results. Having the right equipment and knowing how to get the best out of it is a must when shooting at night. A special thanks to the photographers that voted…
  • Boulders Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:27 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the Boulders Photo Contest for a chance to be featured in Professional Photographer. Professional Photographer, the UK’s best selling monthly magazine for the professional photographer and is the only magazine out there that is written for pros by pros. From setting the agenda with the latest gear, industry insights, business advice, to cutting edge interviews and case studies with the industry leaders who shape the visual landscape of the world around us. A big thank you to guest judge Elena Kalis. Original underwater…
  • High Contrast Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos for a chance to be featured on web at Photography Monthly. Photography is not just about f/stops and ISO; it’s a lifestyle. From travel photos on your holidays to DIY projects in your home, Photography Monthly explores the joy of great photography and inspires you to get out there and embrace it. Whether you’ve just bought your first DSLR, have been at it for a lifetime or simply fancy being creative with your mobile phone or compact camera, Photography Monthly will fill your head with ideas and inspiration. We are excited to…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

    Neel
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    DMBLGiT becomes part of LFP We have a great news and we are excited! Here’s the summary… DMBLGiT is becoming part of LFP. LFP will begin administering and managing this event soon. The format of the contest will remain same to begin with and we will reach out to experienced organizers for their feedback on improving it. Lot more to come. Now here are the details. What is DMBLGiT If you haven’t heard about DMBLGiT, here’s is a short summary. DMBLGiT, perhaps the longest running food photography contest, was started by Andrew Barrow of SpittoonExtra in 2005. That’s…
  • How To Photograph Rustic Cake

    Neel
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Take a look at this photo. What do you feel when you look at this photo? This photo does not have many props. This simple and minimalist photo still evokes emotions. Don’t you think? Using rustic props and distraction free background, Kristin has created a photo with amazing impact. In today’s post, Kristin Rosenau shares with us how she shot this photo, what decisions she took and how all of these elements were selected to tell the story.  About  the Photographer I first got into baking four years ago. After graduating university with a degree in physics, I needed a creative…
  • 5 Senses of Food Photography, Workshop Videos and Wrap Up

    Neel
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
  • FREE 3-Day Food Photography Workshop !! Once Again

    Neel
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:02 am
    Upcoming Food Photography Workshop Do you want to attend a FREE 3-Day Workshop and learn about telling food stories with your camera? Do you want to learn how to capture food stories on location? In a restaurant? Do you want to learn about business of food photography? If you said Yes to any one of these, we’ve got a great new for you. Few days back we shared with LFP Insiders and our Facebook Page lovers about this 3-Day Food Photography Workshop, which will be help online. In this post, read more about it, what will be covered and how to participate. Diane Cu and Todd Porter from…
 
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    Jake Garn Photography

  • When a shoot turns magic

    Jake Garn
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:46 pm
    There is a small turn off of Highway 89 in Fruit Heights, it doesn’t lead to anything but a non-descript meadow with patches of trees. I parked my car on […]
  • Wonderland with Kelli

    Jake Garn
    28 May 2014 | 12:20 pm
    There is a spot in northern Utah that my friend and sometimes assistant Chelsey Ott discovered near her home. A small trail off the road and into some trees reveals an expansive opening of all sorts of amazing places and things to shoot.
  • Synchronicity

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

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

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

  • Pic of the Week: Saturday Night in Ely

    Jayne H
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Having grown up in Ely, I have fond memories of our theater. I love the angle of this shot, the lighting, and the beautiful irony."~ JayneRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 15, 2014): NW515 Saturday Night in ElyPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August 15-21)! Contact…
  • Pic of the Week: Wolf Pup on Log

    Jayne H
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Can you even imagine coming upon this inquisitive pup, following his nose down this cedar log? Huge feet, new smells, a great, big, curious world."~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 8, 2014): BW141 Wolf Pup on LogPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (August…
  • 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars

    Jayne H
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    The 2015 Wolf Ridge Calendars are now available at the Brandenburg Gallery! This beautiful 12 month calendar features classic Jim Brandenburg- stunning images for all seasons.  Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely (877) 493.8017 or purchase below! $18.95 (plus shipping/tax)
  • Pic of the Week: Aurora Borealis, Lake Superior

    Jayne H
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    "Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural displays of color- this is a spectacular aurora display shown from one of my favorite spots on the north shore of Lake Superior."~ AlexRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (August 1, 2014): NW814 Aurora Borealis- Lake SuperiorPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special Pricing Purchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week…
  • Pic of the Week: Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling

    Jayne H
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
     "If this isn't life!"~ MilliBrandenburg GalleryNotes on Cape Buffalo and Glossy Starling from Jim Brandenburg:"I was on assignment in Kenya for National Geographic Magazine when I happened upon this scene. My story was Rhinos but this moment electrified me. I still remember the feeling, a rare moment in my photographic career, when many compelling elements converged. The delicate rain fell upon a colorful Glossy Starling as it sat nonchalantly in a thorn tree in the foreground of one of Africa's most dangerous animals. The Cape Buffalo kills more people each year than lions - no gentle…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Sunday Drive - The Elk

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

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

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

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

    BellTamronUSA
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Jillian Bell We talk about the weather often here in MinneSNOWda. Here in Minneapolis, 2013-2014 proved to be the 5th coldest winter in state history. With record breaking snowfalls in all parts of the country, I'm glad to say "it's almost over". All over my city, people are active outside all year round. To help curb our cabin fever, St Paul hosts the Annual Winter Carnival to celebrate the changing of seasons. You'll find common activities like pond hockey tournaments, Loppet and cross country ski racing as well as some oddities like a fat-tire bicycle obstacle…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Full Review of the Fuji XF 18-135mm Weather Sealed Lens

    Dan Bailey
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:31 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a first look review of the new XF18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS WR lens, which is Fujifilm’s first weather resistant lens. Although it can be used on any X-Series camera body, the 18-135 was designed in conjunction with the … Continue reading →
  • Save 15% On all Ian Plant eBooks and Videos

    Dan Bailey
    15 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    Landscape photographer extraordinaire and Outdoor Photographer contributor Ian Plant has just created a brand new online store for all of his eBooks and video tutorials. To celebrate, he’s offering a 15% off sale on everything through the end of August. … Continue reading →
  • New Photo: Sunset Over the Cook Inlet, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    I shot this photo the other night during one of my Sunset Photo Safari workshops with Alaska Photo Treks. We’d been searching for good light throughout the evening, and with predominately overcast skies, the majority of our time was spent shooting … Continue reading →
  • Comparing the Fuji X Cameras. Which one is Right For You?

    Dan Bailey
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:06 pm
    In just a few short years, Fujifilm has built an impressive camera system from the ground up. Starting with the introduction of the X100, which they launched in September 2010, they’ve since expanded their lineup to include a number of highly advanced interchangeable and fixed … Continue reading →
  • Get Sharper Fuji RAW Files with Capture One Pro 7

    Dan Bailey
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:33 pm
    I’ve used the Fuji X-T1 almost exclusively for most of 2014, and during that time, I’ve been in love with how well it has performed in every shooting application that it’s been thrown into. The X-T1 tracks moving subjects with surprising accuracy and speed, … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • 19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am

    burn magazine
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
                        Photo for BurnDiary by Diana Markosian, 2013 EPF Winner   This is week is number 52 for BurnDiary. Our anniversary. One year of weekly diary posts by 52 photographers from a multitude of countries within all five continents.. So many different approaches to daily life that after looking backwards is kind of impossible to imagine all in one place… But they are, here in BurnDiary; city life, love stories, landscapes and social issues and mainly many pictures about the record of a moment. I write now not for the past but to announce that this diary will…
  • Lifesaving Station, 1966

    burn magazine
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I shot this old Lifesaving Station on the beach in the Outer Banks in 1966. While a senior in college. See next Instagram for the full story.
  • Rainy day OBX

    burn magazine
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
  • Girl From Copenhagen

    burn magazine
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    I want to show you a silhuet portrait of cool girl from Copenhagen. There is not much to say other than I really like her style and energy:) May I introduce Karen. Hope you have a wonderful day. #cph @emillyders
  • Friends are the other family you choose.

    burn magazine
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:46 am
    Friends are the other family you choose. And if you choose correctly, there is no place in the world where there is a shorter way to smile, joy and support when needed. And in combination with summer it seems that everything will be all right.Meet Anne, she is one of them.My name is Emil. I live in Copenhagen, and it is from here, I will try to entertain you for the next 6 days. I really hope you will enjoy it. Thank you. :) #friendsandfamily @emillyders
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    1000 Words Photography Magazine Blog

  • Rebecoming, The Other European Travellers @ Flowers Gallery, London 10 September-10 October

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

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

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

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

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

  • Otter Crest Loop

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Sort of an out of the way drive on the Central Oregon Coast is the Otter Crest Loop. If you are coming from the north it starts out a tad after leaving Depoe Bay...look for the sign. Coming from the south, after leaving Newport, and past Beverly Beach look for a sign off to your left.It all leads to a very scenic lookout spot where you can see for miles. Actually, much of it is a State Park. Besides the view, there is the "Flying Dutchman Winery"...the only winery of its kind on the coast.Also, there is a Mo's restaurant know for its famous seafood. The view is spectacular. The following…
  • Beach House Pictures

    12 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    More photos of cool beach houses on the Central Oregon Coast...and, some flowers. The following places are located on the Central Oregon Coast, north of Lincoln City.I photographed many of these beach houses in a single day and are spread out in three different posts with this being the last post in the series. If you missed them here they are: The Cottages Of Neskowin Oregon and Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast.Please enjoy!Beach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach House PicturesBeach…
  • Small Cottages On The Oregon Coast

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:37 am
    More pics of small cottages (cabins) on the Oregon Coast.  Like the previous post dated August 7, 2014...I am featuring the unusual and colorful cottages of Neskowin.I may be wrong, but pound for pound, some of the coolest cottages anywhere on the Oregon Coast. And, did I mention some of the neatest flower gardens going?Many of the cottages have the same features and era...built maybe in the 30's, have cedar shake siding or T111, are not painted except for doors, shutters and window trim.Some are completely painted. Most have been remodeled and most are in very good repair.OK! Not…
  • The Cottages Of Neskowin Oregon

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    Neskowin, Oregon is on the Central Oregon Coast and just chuck full of cool old beach cottages. It's a small and homey community just north of Lincoln City and Cascade Head.I walked almost every street in the old part of Neskowin to photograph many of these old cottages. Many have been there since the 1930's...maybe even before.  Most have been remodeled over the years and are in great shape.Beach weather is extremely hard on homes at the coast. Many have cedar siding, or shakes that are  unpainted. They are accented with brightly painted doors and/or shutters. There is a smattering…
  • Cape Perpetua Oregon

    4 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    If you are interested in a scenic panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, a good spot to go is Cape Perpetua on the Central Oregon Coast. Ooh, bring a camera and binoculars! On a clear day you can see up to seventy miles of coast line. From where I was, on top of the Cape you can see all the way to Florence (24 miles away), which is looking south in the first photo.Cape Perpetua is some eight hundred feet above sea level. There are several ways to get to the top...by automobile or, for real girls and boys, hiking!   This was part of a photo shoot, Nature Photography Workshop At Cape…
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  • Trending to the Unknown

    ezprints
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Trending to the Unknown is a post from: ezprints Blog Updates have been sparse as of late thanks to a full schedule and increasing demands at home. We’re approximately T-minus 21 days from our 2nd son arriving. As you’d imagine that means a lot of preparation, stress, and wondering. Some of the more pleasurable prep work has been enjoying time with my 1st son, who is nearly 4, going to places like Yosemite and Point Lobos. I can’t say when I’ll take both sons to such beautiful locations to appreciate nature, but odds are its not going to be for a while. I’ve…
  • Capturing Creative Shots Of Raindrop Patterns

    ezprints
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Capturing Creative Shots Of Raindrop Patterns is a post from: ezprints Blog While rain has a habit of spoiling a day’s photography, it can also be used to create interesting abstracts. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/y0CBitubgUQ/capturing-creative-shots-of-raindrop-patterns-21795
  • How to Organize Folders of Images + Shoots

    ezprints
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    How to Organize Folders of Images + Shoots is a post from: ezprints Blog So can we take a minute to talk about organization? Because, really, it’s my jam. I’m the kid who played ‘office’ with my sister just so I could organize shelves and boxes of blank paper. I love knowing my life makes sense–at least in things I can control–so my office is my Ultimate Organization Station. This includes a litany of Post-It notes, a life-size white board (no, really, the board is six-feet tall), and color-coded folders. So when I was asked the following on Facebook, I…
  • Exhibit & Book Not To Miss – Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums

    ezprints
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Exhibit & Book Not To Miss – Carleton Watkins: The Stanford Albums is a post from: ezprints Blog There is a lot we take for granted about National Parks, in particular the likes of Yosemite National Park, which are steeped in history particularly in the realm of nature conservation. If you’re a fan of Yosemite you may already know this year is the 150th Anniversary of the Yosemite Act of 1864. This single piece of legislation put the wheels in motion for the  eventual creation of our National Park system with the help of then U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. What is particularly…
  • Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic

    ezprints
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Lensbaby announces availability of LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile and Sweet 50 optic is a post from: ezprints Blog Lensbaby has announced that its LM-10 Sweet Spot lens for mobile devices is available immediately through its online store and retailers worldwide. The LM-10 concept was unveiled back in April with a Kickstarter campaign that raised more than twice the amount needed to see the lens go into production. Alongside the LM-10, Lensbaby has also announced the Sweet 50 optic. The Sweet 50, a selective-focus 50mm lens, works with Lensbaby’s Optic Swap System and is…
 
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  • Happy Caturday! - Orange Cat Edition

    Jessica Mironov
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    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.*
  • Film Friday - Tahoe Weekend

    Jessica Mironov
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A few photos from our last weekend in Tahoe, no dogs included this time.I'm just loving this summer. I don't want it to end. All this gorgeous light is totally spoiling me. I love waking up when the sun is already up and being able to go for an evening walk while there's still some light out. Fall and winter have their own charms, sure, but there's nothing like summer.I have so many photographs of this house. I feel like I should put them together into a collection or something.Happy Friday! Coming soon on Film Friday: Montreal! Just spent an incredible weekend there and I'm still missing it…
  • Lucy

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    A few photos from a recent portrait session. I loved hanging out with Lucy and getting to hear about her life as a citizen of the world! I just love it when people bring a hat. I don't know why, but hats always photograph well. Thanks Lucy! Never stop going places. 
  • Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

    Jessica Mironov
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I'm on Pinterest. I don't know that I've ever mentioned that before here, not of course that I really needed to. If you're interested in looking at my boards or following me (mostly I just pin photos I love to remind me of moods or poses I want to replicate, or recipes I want to try) you can find me here. However, if you'd been following me recently you'd notice a theme: I've been pinning popsicles like crazy for the past few weeks.It's a bit of an obsession, actually, and it even led me to purchase a popsicle mold (this one, if you're interested, not that it's necessarily the best one, but…
  • Jessica and Mark - Baker Beach Anniversary Photography

    Jessica Mironov
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jessica and Mark came to San Francisco to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, and wanted some photos on the beach to commemorate their time here. They came all the way from Missouri, and they were some of the most fun clients I have ever photographed, also they had their color-coordinated outfits down! (I love green.)I also love it when clients aren't afraid to get a little sandy, wet, or dirty - it makes for better, more fun photographs! Jessica and Mark were willing to put their toes in the Pacific for the sake of photographs, yet more proof of their awesomeness if any were needed.I…
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  • On Taking Pictures #121: Not Enough Room For Romance

    Jeffery Saddoris
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Do you find yourself looking for signs? Not Stop or Yield, but signs from God, the Universe, or what have you telling you what to do? This week, we talk about signs and how waiting for them can often be an excuse for not taking action. We also talk about memories, specifically how bad humans are at remembering details and how photographs can uncover or even rewrite what you previously believed to be the truth. Plus, fantastic fashion photographer Elizaveta Porodina is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-121.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv…
  • Beyond Bridges And Skyscrapers

    Jeffery Saddoris
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    Beyond posting the occasional dumpster photo, Instagram is not a platform that I have embraced as much as I could or maybe should. It’s not that I have anything against it – far from it – it’s more that I just don’t think “hey, I should post this on Instagram” when I happen to be taking photographs. There’s also the perception that, like so much of social media, Instagram has been largely usurped by celebrities both legitimate and manufactured and since I really don’t care what Pop Star X or TV Personality Y – or their handlers…
  • Five For Friday #122

    Nicole Rae
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    “It is what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over… ” – Mary Oliver Ronnie Goodman is an artist, a runner, and he is also homeless. He has lived under Highway 101 in San Francisco for the past two years, but he doesn’t let that stop him from pursuing his passions. On July 27th of this year he competed in the San Francisco Half Marathon allowing him to raise money for Hospitality House, an organization which serves the homeless of the city and has been a great support of Ronnie and…
  • Shooting Arrows: Behind The Scenes With John Keatley

    Jeffery Saddoris
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    John Keatley has been even busier than normal lately – and not just shooting iPhone portraits or going on adventures with Bill Gates. For the past two months, he’s been hard at work directing (along with Jason Koenig) a new music video called Arrows by Fences featuring Ryan Lewis and Macklemore and, I’ve got to tell you, it’s absolutely terrific. I’ve been a fan of John and his work for quite a while and even had the pleasure of sitting down with him for a terrific conversation a while back (which I hope to do again soon – hint, hint). He’s the…
  • The Wild West In Miniature: David Levinthal

    Jeffery Saddoris
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    My father and I didn’t see eye to eye on much, but one of the things that we did share a passion for was the Western. I can’t tell you how many times we watched films like Shane, The Magnificent Seven or any of Clint Eastwood’s iconic Sergio Leone-directed spaghetti westerns. I could never work on cars and he never understood why all I wanted to do was draw, but put on anything with John Wayne, Lee Marvin or Roy Rogers and for a couple hours, we were inseparable. Rarely did either of us say a word beyond the occasional wisecrack, but I wouldn’t trade those times on…
 
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  • Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography

    Clay Cook
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography A lot of my work involves traveling to foreign countries and living in remote places. My job is to become invisible and get close to people and wildlife, so I can bring their stories to life. It’s no different being in my home state of Montana than it is being in a country ten thousand miles away. For me, the intimate moments always matter the most. Photography has been my passport to meeting people, learning, and experiencing new cultures. I want to talk about the methods and sensibilities I use to bring back powerful, story-telling images without getting…
  • 10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

    Andy Williams
    20 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    By Muench Workshops Pro Thomas O’Brien Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional still photos. You can never anticipate where or when a meteor is going to streak across the sky. In order to catch them you have to set up and take as many photos as you can throughout the night with a wide angle lens on the camera. If you leave the camera in the same position you can use the resulting images for a short time-lapse clip in addition to the still images you can capture. On May 24, 2014 and through Memorial Day weekend, we are about to pass through…
  • Induro Grand Series Product Review

    Maxis Gamez
    16 May 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Make Way GITZO… Induro introduces the Grand Series of tripods! A new chapter has begun for nature photographers around the world. Induro Grand Series of tripods are for those seeking the highest level of stability, durability, rock solid performance and affordability. As Induro CT-414 carbon fiber tripod user, this announcement brings excitement! Let’s begin. Key features: 8X Carbon Fiber Lightweight Newly designed Spider Flat-Top Plate No center column Accepts other Induro Accessories including a leveling base Ratchet style top-plate locking lever Three independent leg positions…
  • Lightroom Mobile, How Practical Is It?

    Gary J. Barragan | Photography - Blog
    8 May 2014 | 3:27 am
      A few weeks ago, Adobe delighted the photography world with Lightroom Mobile. Having been introduced to a new tool for my digital darkroom I rushed to download the app to my iPad 4 and update my LR cloud to v.5.4.  Much to my delight, this initial process was pretty smooth and went fairly quick, so within about 30 minutes I was creating new “test” collections and syncing them to the iPad. Now I’m sure we’ve all, at one time or another, dealt with syncing information with various devices and the frustrations that come along with it… but let me tell you, this process is seamless.
  • A Simple But Powerful Exercise For Any Landscape Photographer

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    In my last post, I shared photographer David Ward’s take on making evocative images; how we should do more than just describe the landscape. We need to let others see what we think about a place, subject, or a moment in time. How to go about doing this leads to all sorts of questions, including whether it’s possible in a single photograph. Perhaps an approach that considers our mindset, goals, and what we bring to this creative process is worth considering. Connection and Instincts One of the things I slowly realized when I started photographing the landscape was that there was an…
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  • Newly Received D810 Stock Does Not Have the Thermal Issue

    Nasim Mansurov
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Apparently the new stock of Nikon D810 cameras arriving from Japan to large retailers like B&H Photo Video and Adorama already has the reported thermal issue addressed. We received confirmation from B&H Photo Video that the new stock they received today already has the the black label in the tripod socket, which is the indication of the fix, as shown in the service advisory.You can purchase your copy of the Nikon D810 and support our site through this B&H link.We are in the process of wrapping up our tests with the Nikon D810 this week, so stay tuned for our in-depth review!The…
  • My One Night Stand with the Tamron 150-600mm

    John Sherman
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:54 am
    Maybe my self-esteem was dipping that day or maybe I was just feeling like seeing how the little people lived. Whatever the reason I decided I needed to humiliate myself a bit so I decided to slap a third party lens on my Ferrari, er, I mean Nikon D4s. The choice – the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. For the last 30 years I’d never shot anything but Nikon glass – no cheap third party lens would dirty up my cameras.When I first picked up the Tamron 150-600mm it felt pretty solid but not excessively heavy – pretty similar in weight to the Nikkor 80-400mm I shoot, but longer and…
  • Nikon Confirms the D810 Thermal Issue and Offers a Solution

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:11 am
    As you may already know, we recently reported the thermal issue with the Nikon D810 when using long shutter speeds and we immediately reported the issue to Nikon, as soon as we confirmed that all camera samples we’ve handled so far had the same problem. Since opening a trouble ticket with Nikon, we have received communication from Nikon USA that Nikon engineers were investigating our image samples and that a follow-up with details would be provided, once available. Looks like Nikon USA has officially confirmed this issue today (here is the original advisory published earlier at Nikon…
  • Thomas Leveritt: How the Sun Sees You

    Romanas Naryškin
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Today we want to move your attention from photography matters and enjoy this short film called “How The Sun Sees You”. After watching this film by Thomas Leveritt, I smiled so hard my cheeks still hurt. I very much hope yours will hurt even more!On one hand, yes, a certain problem is addressed (sun cream usage and skin health). But what really, really captivates in Thomas’ brilliant film, is the natural reaction people have after seeing themselves in ultraviolet light. Couple that to some incredible editing and music and you get those hurting cheeks I’ve mentioned.And…
  • The Versatility of a 50mm Prime

    Alpha Whiskey
    17 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I know, I know, the 50mm again. There isn’t much more for me to add really. The attributes of this focal length have been lauded many times in many articles, including on this site. A (usually) cheap and light prime, very sharp with a fast aperture and beautiful bokeh. A useful portrait length on APS-C sensors (75mm – 80mm equivalent field of view), and on full frame it’s supposedly close to how the human eye sees (don’t know about you, but my human eyes see the almost 180 degrees stereoscopic vision they were designed for). Still, the 50mm is often claimed as a classic and an…
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  • Hasselblad launches new CFV-50c CMOS back for V System photographers

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Hasselblad is set to launch a new 'back to the future' CMOS sensor-based digital back, targeting its legions of dedicated V System photographers worldwide.The new CFV-50c, which will have an €11,000 price tag, is engineered to work on almost every V camera made by the company since 1957.The state-of-the-art back boasts the same feature-rich functionality and performance level as the acclaimed H5D-50c camera, providing V System users with a unique opportunity to benefit from latest digital capture technology, including outstanding ISO capability.The announcement comes as Hasselblad underpins…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile Brings Professional-Class Photo Tools To iPad

    2 May 2014 | 9:23 am
    Creative Cloud Photography Program Now Includes Photoshop, Lightroom and Lightroom Mobile for $9.99 per Month; Seamlessly Syncs Edits Between Mobile and Desktop SAN JOSE, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, a companion app to Lightroom desktop software, only available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, delivering photography essentials – such as non-destructive processing of files – and utilizing new Smart Preview technologies to free…
  • Perfectly Clear makes exclusive deal with Sony to feature its App for Android on Xperia devices

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:46 am
    Award-winning image correction technology will include Noise Removal Correction available only to Sony users for a limited timeCALGARY, Alberta, Canada – February 4, 2014 – Athentech Imaging Inc (“Athentech”) is pleased to announce that Sony has selected its Perfectly Clear® App for Android to be featured on XperiaTM smartphones and tablets. The deal includes offering exclusive access to Perfectly Clear’s Noise Removal Correction, which will be available only to Sony users for a limited time.Having launched a new plug-in architecture on its latest devices, Sony will feature…
  • Liphar Magazine

    6 Feb 2014 | 5:35 am
    January 2014 - Brisbane, Australia - Liphar (pronounced Lifer) Magazine is proud to announce the launch of its first issue. A new and exciting on-line magazine with a theme dedicated to Literature, Photography and Art. Key elements will include sourcing articles about literature, photography and art as promotion on Social Media and blogs for writing tools, publishing, photography tips, art and current trends. There will also be regular columnists, thought provoking articles, informative interviews and general information. "We're excited to bring a fresh voice that appeals to everyone who…
  • THE WORLD’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHS International Loupe Awards 2013

    26 Jan 2014 | 8:18 am
    Melbourne, Australia - Now in its fifth year, the International Loupe Awards 2014 has ridden a wild wave of debate and controversy, with heated discourse over the subjectivity of competition judging and category definitions raging right up to the announcement of the overall Open & Amateur Award Winners on Friday 20th December: Mark Carter from New Zealand (Open Award) and Lori Cicchini from Australia (Amateur Award).Notably, in a competition that featured 22 judges from 11 different countries – assessing 4,468 photographs from 1,060 different entrants from 78 countries – the…
 
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  • How to Organize Folders of Images + Shoots

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:11 pm
    So can we take a minute to talk about organization? Because, really, it's my jam. I'm the kid who played 'office' with my sister just so I could organize shelves and boxes of blank paper. I love knowing my life makes sense--at least in things I can control--so my office is my Ultimate Organization Station. This includes a litany of Post-It notes, a life-size white board (no, really, the board is six-feet tall), and color-coded folders. So when I was asked the following on Facebook, I thought I'd share a sneak peek into how I organize my shoots:Kristin asked to see how I organize my shoots as…
  • Does Camera Gear Make the Photographer?

    18 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I am a photographer. I shot several weddings and clients have always been very happy with the final product. However I use a canon 550d. I would love to buy more expensive equipment but i honestly can't afford it at the moment. A couple has booked me as a photographer for their wedding in September. The bride just told me that the groom is a photographer himself and I am now panicking. Nobody asked me what kind of equipment I have but should I tell them? Is it embarassing going to a photographer's wedding with a canon 550d? Sincerely, Gear Fear Dear Gear Fear, First things…
  • Terranea Resort Wedding : Adrianne+Scot

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    He told her his life was like a scene in the Wizard of Oz. Every moment was a different shade of gray and his heart longed for something more. When Scot fell in love with Adrianne, his world turned technicolor and the memories they made together were better than the ones they made apart. Adrianne painted his world with a big brush and a full heart, so Scot thanked her for making him the happiest man as she walked down the aisle. Adrianne thanked Scot for showing her love, grace, and patience throughout the course of their relationship and promised to be by his side as they weathered every new…
  • Photo Shoot Tips

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    A few weeks ago, someone asked me on Facebook if I ever left a shoot asking myself if I could've done better. If I could turn back the clock and magically have a do-over, would I? The answer is yes...hand me that lamp with a genie because that'd be a definite wish. As creatives, I highly suspect we look back and gauge all the things we would've done differently, but hindsight is always 20/20, so try to not stew in the mire of your mind. However, there have been a few ways for me to avoid photographic regret and I'm sharing these tips today in this video... I hope these photo shoot tips help…
  • Villa Verano Santa Barbara Wedding: Karen+Mohamed

    13 Aug 2014 | 9:25 pm
    His dark, curly hair, those deep brown eyes, the hands that would make her hands look delicate and refined if he held them. Karen spotted Mohamed from across the room and instantly knew he was different. Besides standing out from the blond hair, blue-eyed dancers in the room (he was the only Egyptian in a room brimming with Minnesotans of largely Scandinavian decent), Mohamed was also one of the best dancers. He effortlessly moved across the dance floor with confidence and grace. And Karen wanted to be the lucky girl tucked in his arms. In a salsa club on a cool night in Minneapolis,…
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  • View 339: Thunderbirds over Rochester

    Scott Thomas Photography
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The US Air Force Thunderbirds performing at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York on Sunday, August 17, 2014. Nikon D700/80-400VR, 1/1000s, f/6.3, ISO 200, EV 0, 110mm focal length. The last time I photographed the United States Air Force Thunderbirds air demonstration team they were flying over Main Street USA at Walt Disney World.  Yesterday, the Tunderbirds performed at the Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York. Unlike the fly over at Disney, this show lasted over thirty minutes featuring multiple passes in groups of six, four,…
  • View 338: HDR Beach

    Scott Thomas Photography
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    When High Dynamic Range (HDR) images first came on the scene, many people thought they looked unreal though beautiful.  For years, HDR photographers and software companies worked to make the images look realistic with much success. When I went to the eastern shore of Lake Ontario last week, the scene was very flat looking.  Dark skies over dark water with a small color pallet in the blue end of the spectrum.  I processed a set of photos covering the light range from -2EV to +2EV into the HDR image you see below. HDR image of a cloudy sunset from Brennan Beach RV Park & Campground on…
  • View 337: Gift of the Game

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    The Onondagas, a member of the Iroquois Nation, call the game of Lacrosse the Creator’s Game.  Lacrosse is a very spiritual and healing game to the Haudenosaunee people.  The traditions of the game is passed from one generation to the next. I witnessed such an event at a recent Onondaga Redhawks game.  As hard fought as the games are, there is always respect for the game, the people who play it and to the members of the Nation from elders to the very young. Onondaga Redhawks Andy Jamerison (17) greets a young fan before playing the Newtown Golden Eagles in the Can-Am Senior…
  • View 336: Street Hockey Kids

    Scott Thomas Photography
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Goalie set to defend his team’s goal at the Street Crunch game outside the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/7.1, ISO 200, EV o, 38mm focal length. I went down to photograph the 2014 Syracuse Crunch Summer Street Crunch Series game last Saturday morning.  For four Saturday’s over the summer, the Crunch are setting up a street hockey rink on Montgomery Street just outside the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. The players are ages from 5 to 14 and had a ball (get it?) playing on a street in the City of…
  • Mid-Day Waterfall Photography

    Scott Thomas Photography
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    I hiked out to Taughannock Falls in the middle of the day with the idea of getting a long exposure photo of the falls.  Sounds crazy but I did have a plan. Upon arriving, I set up the Nikon D700 camera and Nikon 24-120mm f/4 VR FX Lens on a tripod and used Aperture mode set to f/16.  This gave me a shutter speed of 1/60th of a second at ISO 200. Taughannock Falls at 1:19PM on a summer’s day. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, tripod. At this shutter speed, you can see all the people walking on the rocks in the creek and up by Taughannock Falls.
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  • Low Light Photography Tips – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Low Light Photography Snapsort’s Low Light Photography Infographic Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Free ipad and iphone parallax wallpapers

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 11:28 pm
    We are glad to offer you parallax wallpapers for Iphone and Ipad. You can download wallpapers for Iphone 4S, Iphone 5, Iphone 5S, Iphone 5C, Ipad 2, Ipad 3, Ipad 4, Ipad air, Ipad mini, Ipad 2 mini ! To unlock the download you just have to promote the post in a social media. All the photography are taken by Jean-Michel Leclercq SAND Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free MINIMALIST WAVES Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free ROCKS Download your parallax wallpaper – Choose your device Download for free Author…
  • Free Lightroom presets bundle

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    www.deliciouspresets.com offers you a great bundle of lightroom presets In this bundle you’ll find BW Analog 400 Portra 400NC Pastel Tone From Delicious Control Collection: 3 Delicious Tone Control Presets 12 Delicious Vignettes & Frames Presets PORTRA400NC PASTELTONE ANALOG400 TONE0CLEAR TONE2INDIGO TONE3CHOCOLATE Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Roadmap for fujifilm X mount lenses

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Here is a  road map for fujifilm X mount lenses. A large-diameter medium telephoto lens (the XF90mmF2 R) features for the first time on the development road map for end 2015. The next available lens will be the XF50-140mm F2.8 R LM OIS WR. Following on from the XF18-135mm lens, this will be Fujifilm’s second weather resistant lens designed to partner its X-T1 camera. Other updates to the road map include the previously announced “Ultra-wide angle lens” being confirmed as the “XF16mmF1.4 R” with a guide launch date of mid 2015. And the planned launch of…
  • Free Lightroom presets for Lightroom 4

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Black and white presets for Lightroom 4 To get the full power of LR4, it’s very useful to use specific presets  (with LR4 image processing 2012). Because of the new “image processing algorithm”, LR3 presets can be use but maybe not give you the result you want ! Remember one thing, when you use a LR3 preset, the little button let you update the old preset to the new version (if you press this little button, you will be able to convert your preset). But when you apply the update with the new version, you will most likely see some difference between the old…
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Did you see these monkeys taking pictures?

    G.E. Masana
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    I was reading a USA TODAY story where an Indonesian island filled with monkeys found a camera and took pictures of themselves. Who knew any monkey can take a decent candid? Somewhere along the path to finding the world’s best wedding photographer you’re going to say “I want my moments captured” and the photographers will say back to you “yes I take candids” And when you look at their photos you’ll see yes indeedy they seem to get candids but here’s the thing all you need to do to get a candid is: 1. aim a camera at a wedding and 2. press the…
  • True Wedding Photo Confessions

    G.E. Masana
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    I do portraits for married couples and lots of times they want portraits because whoever they had as their wedding photographer messed up big time. And these couples tell me about it. It’s like hearing true wedding confessions. Things like: “There’s nothing special about our wedding pictures” “the pictures our photographer took were everything but professional. I’m so upset.” “Our wedding photos were a disaster.” Makes me sad. Probably makes you wonder: Why would they hire those sucky photographers in the first place? That’s exactly…
  • South Salem New York Wedding Photographers at Le Chateau

    G.E. Masana
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    A sneak peek of wedding photography from a wedding at Le Chateau in South Salem New York. What a charming area! Must go back again. ================================================= You May Also Want To Read: All Photographers Looking The Same To You? Get wedding photos that mean more than cookie-cutter shots… [Read More] The post South Salem New York Wedding Photographers at Le Chateau appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • How to get a wedding photographer’s best price

    G.E. Masana
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    SPOILER ALERT: Cool announcement at the end of this post. But read the post ’cause you’re going to learn a real useful tip: You’ve probably noticed wedding photographers prices are across the board. What makes it so whack is that wedding photographers aren’t identical twins. Some are more talented, some are more experienced, some give better customer service, some are more skilled and able, some produce better made items. And other photographers are way low on the totem pole in those departments. The thing all these photographers have in common is their rates reflect…
  • The unforgiveable mistake wedding photographers make on your photos

    G.E. Masana
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:16 pm
    I recently wrote a post giving a heads up on 17 mistakes photographers make on wedding photos. Know what all those mistakes have in common? Light poles coming out of people’s heads, uneven lighting on faces, cameras aimed at crotches, all that… They’re all **technical** errors. But even if a photographer is technically excellent, there’s still ONE non-technical mistake a lot of them make that ruins your coverage. Namely, when they MISS the best moments. Getting the moment before or the moment after — doesn’t have the same impact. The right exact moment is…
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Grand Teton Trip

    Mike Walker
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Enjoyed a fantastic week and workshop in and around Grand Teton National Park. Headed to Schwabacher Landing one morning and had wonderful light on the mountain range and a nice reflection on the water. Also spent some time on the other side of the mountains in Idaho to photograph the landscape and abandoned buildings there. The wildlife was out in the park. We saw bison, moose, black bear, back-tailed deer, many hawks, coyote and this pair of mature bald eagles keeping a keen eye over the Snake River and the bull elk below with wonderful backlighting on their antlers.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Lovely, Romantic Lake Como

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

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

    Rochelle
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Better the second time around? Janina and Marcus celebrated their wedding in Rome. It was both their second marriage. They rented a lovely apartment in Piazza Navona. Marcus used to live in Rome and it was the first time for Janina. They met online (as I am seeing a lot of couples do nowadays)…
  • With Love from Puglia…

    Rochelle
    5 Jul 2014 | 6:27 pm
    This past Spring, I had the pleasure of going Puglia again this  to photograph a destination wedding and also a styled – photo shoot. As usual, I arrived a few days early to discover and scout out locations for light & space. I have been to Puglia several times and this time I primarily stayed at Polignano a Mare as my base and got to know it very well. Polignano  is a seaside gem. A quaint town which seems carved out of a cream-colored limestone cliff. It has narrow white-washed streets, beautiful turquoise doors & windows and charming old churches. This gorgeous old town…
  • Florence 10-Year Vow Renewal

    Rochelle
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    Chelseas and BJ, chose Florence to renew their vows and celebrate their 10 -year anniversary. They are high school sweethearts and have two children. Auguri Chelsea & BJ                      
 
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Announcing… 30 Days to Better Food Photos – 2014 Edition

    Neel
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:12 am
    We are ready… with the 2014 edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos. Are you up for the challenge? The 2014 Edition of 30 Days to Better Food Photos Starting Monday August 4th, for next 30 days, participants will receive one lesson everyday and an assignment. This course will teach you: How to Compose a Food Photo To Attract Audience Attention even if you know nothing about food photography How to Create Your Food Story in Your Photograph from scratch How to Use Props to Achieve What you Want even if you don’t know what props to use How to Prepare for a Food Photo Shoot even…
  • DMBLGiT 2 LFP

    Neel
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:21 am
    DMBLGiT becomes part of LFP We have a great news and we are excited! Here’s the summary… DMBLGiT is becoming part of LFP. LFP will begin administering and managing this event soon. The format of the contest will remain same to begin with and we will reach out to experienced organizers for their feedback on improving it. Lot more to come. Now here are the details. What is DMBLGiT If you haven’t heard about DMBLGiT, here’s is a short summary. DMBLGiT, perhaps the longest running food photography contest, was started by Andrew Barrow of SpittoonExtra in 2005. That’s…
  • How To Photograph Rustic Cake

    Neel
    18 Jun 2014 | 5:22 am
    Take a look at this photo. What do you feel when you look at this photo? This photo does not have many props. This simple and minimalist photo still evokes emotions. Don’t you think? Using rustic props and distraction free background, Kristin has created a photo with amazing impact. In today’s post, Kristin Rosenau shares with us how she shot this photo, what decisions she took and how all of these elements were selected to tell the story.  About  the Photographer I first got into baking four years ago. After graduating university with a degree in physics, I needed a creative…
  • 5 Senses of Food Photography, Workshop Videos and Wrap Up

    Neel
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:57 am
    Did you attend this three day food photography workshop organized by CreativeLive? Diane and Todd shared amazing number of insights in this workshop. We learned everything from styling boring food like chilli/curry to photographing in restaurant. They shared with us how to use light for better food photos. In this post, we share some lessons we learned from this workshop. 5 Senses of Food Photography That You Should Capture Diane and Todd talked about 5 senses of food photography. Each time you take a food photograph capturing these senses in your food photograph will create more impact in…
  • FREE 3-Day Food Photography Workshop !! Once Again

    Neel
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:02 am
    Upcoming Food Photography Workshop Do you want to attend a FREE 3-Day Workshop and learn about telling food stories with your camera? Do you want to learn how to capture food stories on location? In a restaurant? Do you want to learn about business of food photography? If you said Yes to any one of these, we’ve got a great new for you. Few days back we shared with LFP Insiders and our Facebook Page lovers about this 3-Day Food Photography Workshop, which will be help online. In this post, read more about it, what will be covered and how to participate. Diane Cu and Todd Porter from…
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • Happy 2 WB Stills, Take 2!-NC Photographer

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

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

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

    Rick Ricozzi
    19 May 2014 | 5:27 am
    I recently had the pleasure of photographing the before and after photos for the  Arts Council of Wilmington 2014 Designer Showcase home. The home was open from May 2-18 and was a grand Georgian, located at 1909 Gillette Drive in Forest Hills on the Cape Fear Country Club. The designers did a magnificent job and  I wanted to feature some of the before and after photos of a few of the many rooms that were decorated by this talented group. Its not the whole home, but it will give you an idea of the work that went into pulling such an event together.
  • Captured By The Dome-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 May 2014 | 5:34 am
    This months Story Of A House article in Salt Magazine featured a really special and unique home. I have had the chance to see and tour many styles of homes, but never had I been inside a geodesic dome dwelling. Until now. When Senior Editor Ashley Wahl informed me that the photo shoot would be of a domed structure I became intrigued and excited. Most of the domed structures I had read about were usually set somewhere in the woods, mountains or even a meadow. You know the setting. Isolated, primitive, even completely off the grid. So when Ashley told me we were photographing one that was…
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    Photoxels

  • #LoveYourLines Celebrates Real Women, Real Bodies

    photoxels
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    We’ve all owed our existence (on a large part) thanks to the nine months spent growing safely in our mother’s tummy. That bulge to her tummy does something to her skin: it stretches it and, when you are finally out of there and into the world, leaves stretch marks behind. These stretch marks are your […]
  • Sony α5100 Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera Features α6000′s Fast Hybrid AF system

    photoxels
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    The new Sony α5100 claims to be “the world’s smallest interchangeable-lens digital camera that boasts a big APS-C sensor plus a built-in flash and Wi-Fi.” It incorporates the α6000′s blazing Fast Hybrid AF system with 179 phase detection points and features a 180° tiltable touch enabled LCD Monitor. Main features: Fast Hybrid AF with huge […]
  • Smithsonian.com 2014 Photo Contest: Entries to Be Uploaded by 3 P.M. (EST), Nov.28

    photoxels
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    This video presents “Smithsonian photo contest winners revealed.” “Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian.com place a Smithsonian lens on the world, looking at the topics and subject matters researched, studied and exhibited by the Smithsonian Institution — science, history, art, popular culture and innovation — and chronicling them every day for our diverse readership.” Smithsonian.com The 12th […]
  • Cosmic Flower Unfolding

    photoxels
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Ben Ridgway is an Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California, USA. He also spent years as a 3D artist in the video game industry and helped to create games for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft console systems. He has been making experimental animations since 1992. His “Cosmic Flower Unfolding” has garnered […]
  • X-Ray Animated GIFs

    photoxels
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    I love X-Ray images. Being able to see the internals of the human (and animal) body and objects hold a certain fascination. Cameron Drake went a step further. He used X-Ray video footage, extracted small clips (@ 2 sec.) from them and combined these into animated GIFs using Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. The result is […]
 
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Five tips to overcome your photographer’s block

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

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

    Staci Prince
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:22 am
    John and I are back from our Belgium Workshop where we saw Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges. After 2.5 weeks abroad, jet lag has taken it’s sweet time wearing off, but we are finally sleeping past 4 a.m. and feeling less like zombies. Now that we’ve got the wherewithal to really reflect on the trip, review our images, and review those of our participants, we feel 100% comfortable in calling it a success. Here is a brief recap of our time there with our workshop group.We started off the workshop by exploring Brussels’ cathedrals, architecture, and parks. Here are a few of our…
  • Florence in Monochrome

    John Batdorff
    16 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    I thought I would share a few of my favorite monochrome images from Florence along with a bit of commentary about what attracted me to each image.The Arrow, FlorencePhotography is a very intimate process, and many of my favorite shots are taken when I’m alone. As I often say, photography is not a team sport. You can learn a lot from others, but eventually you have to spread your wings and venture out on your own. In  this image, I initially found myself watching the man and his dog, and I was drawn to the symmetry that the moped provided to the image.  But, it was as I approached that…
  • Florence: Beauty on the Arno

    John Batdorff
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Florence, Italy is a magical destination nestled along side the Arno river. Known for it’s rich history in the arts, as it’s the birthplace of the Renaissance, you can literally feel the creative energy of this city. While Rome is a bustling city center rich in ancient political and religious history, Florence is it’s better looking, laid back, artsy sister. It has been called one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and that is so true. While I don’t claim to have seen the world, I can still say with certainty that it would be hard to beat this Tuscan…
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  • CLARITY Volume Four Now Available!

    Dave
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 4 We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Four! This edition includes a helpful guide to understanding a camera’s histogram, an in-depth look at all-flash indoor lighting setups, the focal-distance compression effect of lenses, Lightroom and Photoshop video tutorials, and more. Additionally, Volume Four includes a new feature column on smartphone photography! Beyond app recommendations, the smartphone photography column will provide insight into the technology behind smartphone optics, techniques for using your smartphone to make better photographs and…
  • How to Take Brilliant Photographs of Fireworks

    Dave
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to make brilliant photographs, and fireworks celebrations present an exciting venue for photography enthusiasts at all levels. Today, Canadians will be celebrating Canada Day, with Americans set for their Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner. Of course, there are numerous fireworks events year-round across the globe, so if you have a nice day-long celebration planned, here are some helpful tips to keep the photography running smoothly all day. I often come across several questions (throughout the various photography forums which I like…
  • Top Features in Photoshop CC 2014 for Photographers

    Dave
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:39 pm
    A few days ago, Adobe released several major product updates to the Creative Cloud offering. While the notification to update your software isn’t exactly a thrill-of-the-day, it is exciting when it’s a major product update from Adobe! The most notable update for photographers – Photoshop CC 2014. As geeky as it sounds, getting a brand new version of Photoshop feels a lot like being a kid on Christmas morning. There are loads of new features and pixel-twisting fun to be had, so let’s look at some of the new photography-related features. Our top 5 new Photoshop features…
  • CLARITY (Volume Three) Photography eBook

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

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

  • How to Take the Stress Out of Image Editing When You’ve Got Tons of Photos to Edit

    Jason D. Little
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Who among us really enjoys chores? No one, I think it’s safe to say. It’s a sentiment that, for most of us, surfaces as kids when we’re pressed into the horrific reality of having to keep our room clean and take our turn washing dishes. We learn that chores are an inescapable part of life, but we also figure out that not all chores are created equal — some are far more detestable than others. Unfortunately, many people find that even when engaged in something they absolutely love doing, there is sometimes a degree of drudgery involved in one aspect or another, some chore that has to…
  • The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    It’s a fact that many of today’s photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, it also presents a wonderful opportunity at learning photography fundamentals. But, is it really worth it? If you ask me, I think it’s totally worth it. I must say that this article is purely based on my experiences with vintage lenses, and I’m sure most of you will agree with me. Advantages of Using Vintage Lenses Let’s begin with the advantages of using a vintage lens on modern DSLR cameras. 1. Gain Better…
  • The Coolest Collection of Photography Links from Around the Web

    Toad Hollow Photography
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, collections, great photography and interesting blogs.  This weeks list features some of the finest pictures and posts found by the Toad during his regular adventures, and we truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as he did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Hefin Owen TUTORIALS Creating a Realistic Composite Photo with Displacement Mapping – this video tutorial is just over 11 minutes in length and goes into good detail…
  • How to Photograph the Long, Winding Railroads

    Sheen Watkins
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Railroad tracks reach to infinity effortlessly. There are modern, state of the art rail systems. Tracks that have been used through long standing, historical routes, and even during war eras are still active today. Abandoned tracks that have been forgotten, continue fading into the woods and earth. I Hear the Train Coming – by Kasia Tracks by their very nature lead to the horizon, creating vanishing points that take the viewer to a place in the distance. While we’ll share many intriguing railroad images, we’ll also include a few tips used by many photographers. 1. Stay Safe…
  • Review of Think Tank Photo’s My 2nd Brain 15 Laptop Bag

    Jason D. Little
    16 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Anyone who has spent even a scant amount of time researching and searching for the perfect camera bag will quickly become familiar with two things: That there is no such thing as the perfect camera bag. The pervasiveness of the Think Tank brand. Think Tank Photo doesn’t deal exclusively in camera bags, however; they also sport a substantial line of laptop and tablet bags, which makes sense considering the widespread overlap between photographers and laptop users. While not every laptop owner is a photographer, I’ve yet to meet a photographer who doesn’t own a computer or tablet of some…
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    Nicolesy

  • Purely For Enjoyement

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Photography is a funny thing. We start doing it, fall in love with it, and never want to stop. I’ve been a photographer since high school, have traveled around the world with my camera, and I’m always plotting the next “big thing”. It’s exciting, One of my other hobbies is pottery. I’m quite serious about it, and recently converted our one-car detached garage into a small ceramics studio, including my own kiln. I’ve been stocking up on some supplies, and just today had to go get a few things I was missing. While at Georgie’s (the local ceramics…
  • Tips on Photographing with an Infrared-Converted Camera

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com I have been wanting to play with an infrared-converted camera for quite some time.  So I contacted the folks at LensRentals.com, one of the sponsors over on Photofocus, and was able to test out an IR-converted Canon 5D Mark II (they also have other types of IR-converted cameras available to rent as well). It was sent directly to my doorstep in a few days, ready to go! I have been considering converting one of my cameras to infrared, and in my opinion, renting one is the best way to see if an IR conversion is worth it (or any…
  • Processing an Infrared Image using Lightroom and Photoshop

    Nicole S. Young
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    This article was originally posted at Photofocus.com A few months back I had the opportunity to play with an infrared-converted camera, thanks to the folks over at LensRentals.com, and had a lot of fun photographing my dog at an expansive dog park just outside of Portland, Oregon. I ended up with some really great images, and wanted to share my start-to-finish processing steps with one of the photos to show some of the basics on how to process infrared images. Infrared images just don’t look so great directly out-of-camera, and there are some things you’ll want to…
  • The Joys of Landscape Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
     Hangout on Air: Thursday, July 31st at 5pm PST Click here to watch Join me, Brian Matiash, Rob Sylvan and Randy Van Duinen in just a few hours for an online video hangout all about landscape photography! We will share tips, insights, planning, and more throughout the event. Here’s the link to sign up and watch: https://plus.google.com/events/case91v8jo5t6n4d63isddtc6mo And don’t worry, the video will be recorded so you can go back and watch it at anytime! :) Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :)
  • The “Creative Control II” Preset Pack – Now Available!

    Nicole S. Young
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I am very excited to announce a brand-new product in my store, the Creative Control II Preset Pack! This pack comes with over 100 presets to use on any type of image and file type inside of Lightroom or Photoshop (ACR), and is a great way to refine a photograph or touch-up a photograph which already has a preset applied to it. I originally created this style of presets to use with my own photographs, and since then have expanded on them to work for many other photographers. I use these on a very regular basis, and hope that you find them as useful as I do! Save 20% on the Creative…
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Win a place on a Foto Ruta photography experience!

    laurenscott
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    We’re giving one lucky reader the chance of winning a fun, urban, photo experience in London with Foto Ruta, and all you have to do is email us to enter this prize draw. The experience up for grabs is Foto Ruta Clue: Shoot Shoreditch, taking place on Saturday 27 September, 9-10pm. Meeting in a secret location to be announced when you win, a set of clues will lead you on a journey of discovery around a selected neighbourhood, giving you a greater understanding of the city and teaching you how to take great photos along the way. Interactive, informative and affordable tours and…
  • Bird photography tips

    Matt Bennett
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Robin Where to find your favourite birds - species to look out for at popular locations 1. The coast If you’re lucky enough to live near the sea, there are plenty of birds fit for photography. A popular seabird to photograph is the charismatic puffin, and don’t forget gulls and gannets. 2. Marshland Where you find the edges of lakes, streams or estuaries you’ll also find marshland. There will be an array of birds on show including warblers, rails and bitterns among others. 3. Wetlands A favourite place for birders is tidal mudflats, which are usually teeming with birds, especially…
  • The Complete Photography Book – Third Revised Edition

    Matt Bennett
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Complete Photography Book Third Revised Edition If you’re looking to improve your shooting skills, why not take a look at this great bookazine from Imagine Publishing, packed full with some of the very best tips and tricks from Digital Photographer magazine and much, much more. The book is designed to help you master essentials such as metering, white balance and focusing, as well as more advanced and creative topics including macro, panoramas and HDR photography. This edition has been lovingly revised to bring it back up-to-date!  
  • Audrey by George Fairbairn

    laurenscott
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    This week’s nominated Picture of the Week on the Digital Photographer website is by George Fairbairn, whose image Audrey caught our attention! This image is from a series called Pasta heads, recreating iconic hair styles out of pasta. We like a creative use of food, and this one features Audrey Hepburn styled hair with pasta and meatballs. Well done George! Don’t forget, if you’d like to see one of your images be named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do!
  • Sony a5100 announced

    Matt Bennett
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Sony a5100 Sony has revealed the a5100, a 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor camera that’s designed to fit snugly and conveniently in your hand. Borrowing the BIONZ X image processor from the a7 series and boasting 179-point phase detection AF, 25-point contrast detection AF, 1200 zone metering and an ISO range of 100-25600, the a5100 has an impressive range of specs. You can also use the camera to shoot full HD movies, assisted by fast Tracking Hybrid AF and the 180° tiltable touch screen LCD. The camera is also NCF and Wi-Fi enabled for easy image transfer. The a5100 will be available from…
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  • Review of the Sony RX100 III: Field Test in Rio de Janeiro!

    Lauren Lim
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:02 am
    We’ve travelled around the world with bags bursting full of camera gear. We lugged our DSLRs up the Andes and through the Amazon, and toted a full size tripod across India. So when we headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to take in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what did we pack?Only a tiny little point and shoot. The brand new Sony RX100 III to be exact.And we were freakin’ nervous about it. We knew that we were giving up image quality, ease of use, and options in exchange for a smaller camera. We wondered if we would regret not bringing our main gear on this trip of a lifetime. I mean, we…
  • New Tutorial: Black & White Processing with Lightroom® + A GIVEAWAY!

    Rob Lim
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:13 am
    Hey friends!Exciting news! We’ve just launched a brand new video tutorial that’s going to show you how to create stunning black and white photos with Lightroom®, in no time flat!You already know how big of a difference editing can make to the look of your images.But when it comes to editing black and whites, you need to take a different approach from when you edit in color. See, when you convert to your images to black and white, you change the dynamics of the shot.That brightly colored subject that so easily stood out before – all of a sudden it’s the same shade of grey…
  • Our Trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014

    Lauren Lim
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Last week we got back from our adventure to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for World Cup 2014. We’re still trying to catch up on sleep, and Max is still waking up on Rio time (4am, ouch!). But more than anything, we still have Rio on the brain. This city really stole our hearts. Here’s a quick peek at some of our shots!And stay tuned, because soon I’ll be sharing our experience with the Sony RX100 that we used, tips for taking photos while traveling, and even some thoughts on traveling with a toddler! Plus more photos, woo!For now, a little look at Rio through our lens…We…
  • We’re Heading To Rio With (Only) The Sony RX100 III

    Lauren Lim
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    When our close friends asked us if we wanted to join them in Rio de Janeiro for World Cup 2014 we didn’t hesitate – a good adventurer always says yes to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.But as we got closer and closer to the trip, and started to actually try to figure out the logistics, we were faced with a challenge.This trip is going to be an incredible photographic opportunity, and we want to be able to take great shots. But Rio is well known for street theft (particularly during big events), and carrying around a big, expensive camera would make us a prime target. With our toddler in…
  • How To Prepare For A Photography Trip

    Lauren Lim
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:22 pm
    In less than one week we will be getting on a plane to go to Brazil, to watch the end of World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. (!!!)But even though the trip is still a ways away, we’ve already been preparing for weeks, especially when it comes to the photography side of things.There’s not much that’s more exciting as a photographer than the prospect of going off on a great adventure, camera in hand. New places, new sights, new experiences – all yours to document and preserve.But getting ready for a trip can be a daunting task: choosing the right gear, making sure you pack…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: Suna no shiro, by Kiên Hoàng Lê

    IPA
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Implicit and explicit rules seem to be suspended. A mixed group of artists, cross-dressers, transgenders and dropouts have created a space which is free of judgement.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Tokyo: Static, by Marco BarbieriIPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonPhoto Essay: I Woke Up In a Strange Place, by Ajay MalghanPhoto Essay: Feelings & Similar Items, by Alex Thebez(Visited 94 times, 94 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Seventh Month 鬼月, by Kevin WY Lee

    IPA
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:15 pm
    In the seventh month of the lunisolar calendar, Singapore – considered by some as the most haunted city in Asia – celebrates Ghost Month (鬼月). Related Posts:Photo Essay: Urban Musollah, by Zakaria ZainalPhoto Essay: Spiritual Nomads, by Hai ThanhPhoto Essay: Thaipusam in Malaysia, by Paul SweePhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…Photo Essay: Durian Days, by Kevin WY Lee(Visited 613 times, 613 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Sleep Driver, by Sayed Asif Mahmud

    IPA
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Sleep Driver, by Sayed Asif Mahmud is part of our Showcase on Bangladesh Photography curated by Munem Wasif, Chobimela International Festival of Photography. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Railway Longings, by Rasel ChowdhuryPhoto Essay: A Journey Within, by Shadman ShahidPhoto Essay: Oil Rush, by Debasish ShomPhoto Essay: Indrawati River Story, by Arfun AhmedPhoto Essay: I Am Not Scared Of Night, by Martushka Fromeast(Visited 850 times, 850 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Signs – ลางนิมิต, by Akkara Naktamna

    IPA
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    There are signs everywhere among us. Some tell a particular message, some suggest and some warn.Related Posts:IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 1: AKKARA…Photo Essay: Sign of 3.11, by Hiroshi YamauchiPhoto Essay: Before Tomorrow, by Yannik WillingOf Winds & Whispers: Street Photography from the IPA…IPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official Winners(Visited 605 times, 179 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Forty and Some Things, by Peter Teh

    IPA
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Next year I will be turning 40. So will 2 of my friends. The initial idea of this essay was to explore how we engage and confront our loneliness. Forty and Some Things, by Peter Teh was made during the IPA Mentorship Program.Related Posts:Photo Essay: 05-856, by Aik Beng ChiaPhoto Essay: Turf Dreams, by Jeffrey LiamPhoto Essay: Selamat Datang, by Scott ChungPhoto Essay: Waiting for Lele, by Zeng LiweiPhoto Essay: The Carpark, by Shyue Woon(Visited 627 times, 100 visits today)
 
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  • waiting for the rain to stop

    Karsten
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Listing to the rain, rolling thunder in the distance.   Aperture: ƒ/2.5 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/08/04 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • feeling light and easy as Summer does

    Karsten
    17 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
      … looking into the bright blue sky smiling in the sun a balmy breeze caressing the tiny hairs on the body feeling the heat on the skin time to play, time to have fun enjoying the season of the year   Have a wonderful Summer everyone.   Camera: ILCE-7R Taken: 2014/05/30 ISO: 100 Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • rain drops in the Summer

    Karsten
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    We had quite a lot of rain during the last days. Everything is soaked, the fields and paths are full of puddles. Cereals lying flat on the ground, rotting. In the southern hemisphere I would think that the rainy season started. iPhone 5S / Lightroom 5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/07/08 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • A lonely mushroom in the Summer.

    Karsten
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Aperture: ƒ/3.2 Camera: DSC-RX1 Taken: 2014/06/21 Focal length: 35mm ISO: 500 Shutter speed: 1/80s
  • By The Sea

    Karsten
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:12 am
    Scenes from the North Sea in November 2013. This was my first attempt to shoot videos with the iPhone 5S. After I read and watched Philip Bloom’s ‘Review of the ‘iPhone 5S 120FPS super slow motion’ I was hooked to the new slo-mo feature which I used quite extensively in this video. Later I had to learn that the iPhone doesn’t record slo-mo videos at 720p. Anyhow… for such a small gadget the results are pretty satisfying. iPhone 5S / iMovie
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, August 20, 2014TATSHENSHINI:…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, August 20, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #101, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #101, Pictures from Ground Zero: As the #lakes of #Katmai slip below the wings of my plane, it's clear this is…
  • Weekly Post: SAN IGNACIO LAGOON: Saved For the Whales! by Robert GlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED FOR the Whales!by Robert Glenn KetchumWorld-Renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum dedicates Tuesday's to the Natural Resources Defense Council's (@NRDC) successful campaign that kept a whale birthing lagoon from industrial development.  Laguna San Ignacio Gray Whale Nursery in Baja California, Mexico is best known as the winter home to the once-endangered gray whale. The lagoon lies within one of the largest ecological preserves in Latin America, designated a Biosphere Reserve / World Heritage Site by the Mexican government in 1988. This blog…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, August 18, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #98HUDSON RIVER #98: It was not just the humid summer evenings that contributed to the #diffuse #light of the #HudsonRiverValley, so did the…
  • Robert Glenn Ketchum: A Life at the Intersection of Pictures and Politics at The G2 Gallery

    LittleBearProd
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    photograph © copyright, Robert Glenn Ketchum, 2014ASMP LA PresentsRobert Glenn Ketchum: A Life at the Intersection of Pictures and Politics at The G2 Gallery:Join ASMPLA and the G2 Gallery for a night with conservation photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. August 26, 20147:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Social time starts at 6:30 PM) ASMP LA @ The G2 Gallery1503 Abbot Kinney RoadVenice, CA 90291+1.310.452.2842 THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Click Here To Register - This Event is Open to the PublicOther Registration OptionsBesides registering via ASMP's website, you can register by calling ASMP at…
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    Obvious State Studio

  • Cover Reveal: The Paris Journal Book Two

    Nichole
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Here she is. The cover for The Paris Journal Book Two. The next installment in The Paris Journal series releases on November 18, 2014. If you haven’t already, sign up for our newsletter for sample chapters of book one and a preview of book two (coming soon).
  • The Paris Journal Stockists

    Nichole
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Many of you wrote to ask about picking up print copies of The Paris Journal locally, and we just shipped the first round to our stockists. We’re honored that the following fine bookstores and retailers have added The Paris Journal to their shops. Check our stockists page for a full list of retailers who carry […]
  • Paris in July

    Nichole
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    It’s July, and we’re going to Paris. By we, I mean a group of fellow writers. And you, of course if you want to come along for the ride. Paris in July – a month long celebration of Paris – is in its fifth year, and the co-hosts Karen, Tamara, Vicki, Bellezza and Adria have […]
  • Luxembourg Gardens in Green

    Nichole
    10 Jun 2014 | 7:40 am
    Thanks to late spring rains, the grass was bright and lush. Perfect for kicking back.
  • In Stock! The Paris Journal Print Copies

    Nichole
    5 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    Our print copies of The Paris Journal are here! A huge shout out to Hemlock Printers who did a fantastic job. The linen cover and beautiful matte paper are lush, and we’ve admittedly been fondling them since they arrived. We promise not to molest your copy. Signed copies are available here. And unsigned copies on Amazon. We’re […]
 
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    The Art of Photography

  • Episode 198 :: Winogrand Show and Thoughts on Art

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/winogrand-art http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes After seeing a wonderful exhibition last week at the Portland Art Museum on Garry Winogrand and Jonathan Brand, I admit I'm inspired to introduce a functional element of art into this show. I'll be working through a project in the coming weeks from start to finish and I'll be documenting that process here. Some thoughts on all of that wrapped up here today. Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video…
  • Episode 197 :: Wynn Bullock

    9 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/197-wynn-bullock http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes/tedforbes/wynn-bullock/ In this video we're going to take a look at the work of Wynn Bullock. I believe Wynn created some of the most important and "ahead of its time" color abstract work in the history of photography. He is an extremely underrated photographer that deserves a higher place in photo literature. Born in 1902, Wynn came to photography after a career as a musician. He found ways of taking his influences and expanding on their aesthetics. In the early 1960's this…
  • Episode 196 :: Developing Color Film

    2 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Intro | 00:00 Supplies Used and Explained | 02:37 Mixing the Chemicals | 07:48 Processing | 11:57 Final Images | 14:36 In this video I'll show you exactly how to process and develop color film. I'll be using the Tetenol C41 kit that I talked about in the last video. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/196-c41 http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Sponsors: Lynda.com Learn what you want, when you want, with access to thousands of high-quality and easy-to-follow video tutorials, including many about photography. For seven days of free unlimited in-depth courses, visit…
  • Episode 195 :: Developing C-41 Color Film

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    This episode is going to act as a primer for developing C-41 color negative film. As I mention in the video, I’ve never done this myself, so we’re going to be doing this together. I’ve ordered all my supplies and this week I’ll be working with them for the next video. I’ve compiled a list of everything you will need. This covers all film formats. If you need to do large format sheet film, you’ll need some tanks and frames for dipping your film. I would not suggest starting out with large format as its very difficult to keep your temperatures consistent. Learn with roll film then…
  • Episode 194 :: Andre Kertesz Polaroids

    19 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this episode, we'll take a look at André Kertész - in particular a body of Polaroids that were taken later in his life. I think this collection is not only outstanding but is a beautiful amalgamation of personal growth and artistic maturing for Kertesz.
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  • beach art

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you've already taken a look at the original you'll know that I took a few liberties with this one, mostly in terms of blurring the clouds, but also in terms of tidying up the foreground and horizon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.09pm on 21/7/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #6

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Another portrait of Tabby, chilling out with one of her workbooks we brought over for the summer. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.57pm on 9/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/250 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #5

    djn1@chromasia.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Our trip to Bulgaria certainly seems to be agreeing with Tabby :) capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.00am on 7/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 35mm f/1.4 XF R f/2.0 1/280 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient DeveloperPhotoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #4

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's difficult to describe the experience of being and living in Bulgaria, but this shot captures some of its flavour: taken during a recent trip to a local waterfall for a barbecue. Libby's in the foreground, and our good friends Andy, Petsi and their young son Mario are in the background (along with Finley, our eight year old). capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.16pm on 7/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014…
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #3

    djn1@chromasia.com
    5 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    As a counterpoint to yesterday's portrait of Finn - which didn't really show him off at his best - here's one I took about a minute earlier. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 9.59am on 4/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/5.6 1/80 aperture priority -0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC (2014) none minor + canvas extension
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    The New Camera

  • Pentax K-S1 Full Specification and More Image

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Pentax K-S1 specification leaked today, the camera will feature 20 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and ISO range upto 51200, take a look at the major specification below…. Pentax K-S1 Major Specification Leaked 20 mP APS-C CMOS sensor - LCD monitor 3 inches 921 000 dots. Aspect ratio is 3: 2. Touch panel is not mounted. ISO100-51200 video 1920 x 1080,30fps, Continue reading Pentax K-S1 Full Specification and More ImageRelated Posts:PENTAX XG-1 image and specification leakedPentax 645z Full Specification LeakedPentax Q10 Specification LeakedPentax K30 – Image and Specification…
  • Nikon D750 First Image Leaked?

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    Nikon D750 first [Back] image surfaced over the web today and the image look real to me… as I have told you a while ago that Nikon D750 is coming and will be marketed as action and sports camera.. the first set of leaked specification suggest the camera will feature 24 Megapixel sensor and Multi-CAM Continue reading Nikon D750 First Image Leaked?Related Posts:Nikon D750 Coming in Photokina 2014Nikon FX Format Action and Sports Camera ComingNikon S2 Mirrorless Leaked SpecificationNikon D810 Coming on June 26th, 2014Nikon D810 to be Announced Soon
  • Sony KW1 Images and Specification Leaked

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    Sony KW1 image and Major specification leaked today, the upcoming KW1 smartphone will use a 19 Megapixel curved 1 / 2.3-inch EXMOR RS CMOS sensor developed by Sony, the Camera module placed over the TOP is flexible so you can move to take selfie or flip it capture your fav scene,… but by adding a Continue reading Sony KW1 Images and Specification LeakedRelated Posts:Sony First Curved Sensor Based Smartphone ComingSony A5100 Image and Major Specification LeakedSony Honami 2 and Sony Honami Mini is also comingPanasonic GF6 Images and Full SpecificationSony RX1R, RX100MII Coming In less…
  • Fujifilm X30 Coming in Aug, 2014

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Fujifilm may announce the new Fuji X30 compact camera on Aug 26, but the recent leaked information says nothing new is coming… the upcoming camera will feature same sensor and image processor as of Fuji X20, new features will include new film simulation mode ‘Classic Chrome’ and tillable display. How is this possible? I still remember Continue reading Fujifilm X30 Coming in Aug, 2014Related Posts:Fujifilm X-Pro 2 Rumor Update – January 2014Fujifilm X200 Coming in September 2014Fujifilm X30 is Not Coming with 1 inch SensorFuji X-Pro2 Coming With APS-C SensorFuji X-T1 Successor…
  • Olympus Sliver E-M1 First Image Leaked and …

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    As we have told you earlier that the SLIVER Olympus E-M1 coming soon, today we have just received the Sliver image of E-M1 camera  of the camera. Olympus to enable 4K recording in E-M1? We are still not sure that Olympus will enable 4K video in the current E-M1 camera via firmware update or not but if Continue reading Olympus Sliver E-M1 First Image Leaked and …Related Posts:Olympus to Add 4K in E-M1Olympus OMD E-M1 or E-M5 Successor Coming SoonOlympus High-End MFT Lenses ComingOlympus E-P5 will feature faster AF and better 5 axis…Olympus PEN E-PL7 Camera Coming Soon
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Participate in the International Color Awards 2014

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form. Eligibility: Open to All Entry Fee: From […]
  • Save our Ocean Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:28 pm
    BirdLife South Africa’s Seabird Conservation Programme once again will exhibit photographs for the annual Oceans of Life Photographic Competition. The exhibition includes stunning photography of a wide array of marine biodiversity, including seabirds, cetaceans, fish, as well as coastal species from around the world Eligibility and categories Categories There are 2 categories where entrants can […]
  • 2nd Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2014

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:34 pm
    FIAP Patronage 2014/182. Win FIAP and Ozone Zone medals, ribbons, and Cash Awards. Our international photography competition is open to all photographers, amateurs and professionals, young and old, from around the globe. Our goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured […]
  • Embracing Our Differences Photography Contest 2014 – 2015

    admin
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission […]
  • PDN – Ultimate Music Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:14 pm
    PDN presents the Ultimate Music Photo Contest. Categories include – ARTIST PORTRAITS | PERFORMANCES | CROWD Judges Sam D’Arcangelo, Assistant Editor, Relix Michele Romero, Picture Editor, Entertainment Weekly Cheyne Gateley, Art Director, Variety Eric Sanchez, Photo Editor, Pitchfork Eligibility: Worldwide Entry Fee: From $15 Prizes: ONE PROFESSIONAL AND ONE AMATEUR GRAND-PRIZE WINNER will receive: $1,500 […]
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Quand on me parle du Tour de France, cela m’évoque de nombreux souvenirs, notamment de la caravane J’ai eu l’occasion de les voir plusieurs fois passer, que ce soit en Dordogne, en Pyrénées Atlantique, et plus récemment, il y a 4 ans, prêt de Palaiseau. Cette année, quand le tracé du tour a été annoncé, nous avons tous été très surpris de voir une épreuve en Dordogne entre Bergerac et Périgueux. Et la surprise a été encore plus grande quand on a découvert que le seul contre la montre du tour passait devant la maison de famille, dans la fameuse côte de…
  • 11 conseils pour revendre son matériel d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Suite à la série de 3 articles sur les avantages et les inconvénients d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion, vous avez été nombreux à nous contacter par mail pour nous demander des conseils concernant la revente du matériel photographique. Il faut savoir qu’aujourd’hui, le marché de l’occasion est réel ! Il est très important. Tout se vend, tout s’achète ! Du coup, il est effectivement possible de vendre son matériel d’occasion. Cela peut vous permettre ainsi d’acheter du nouveau matériel, de vous débarrasser d’objectifs…
  • 6 conseils avant d’acheter d’occasion

    Celine Manceron
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:52 pm
    Acheter d’occasion, c’est un véritable sport pour trouver les bonnes occasions Si vous êtes tentés, je vous conseille de respecter quelques consignes suivantes : Pour les réflex, objectifs, je vous déconseille l’achat à distance de matériel à distance. Vous devez toujours tester le matériel avant ! Pour les sacs ou autre, vous pouvez plus facilement acheter à distance. Attention, il n’y aura pas de reprise si jamais cela ne vous convient pas. Le problème également de l’achat à distance, c’est qu’il faut envoyer l’argent avant.
  • Acheter du matériel d’occasion : avantages et inconvénients

    Celine Manceron
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:32 am
    Je vous propose une série d’article sur les avantages d’acheter du matériel neuf ou d’occasion. Dans le dernier article, nous avons abordé ensemble les points forts et faibles d’acheter neuf. Il est maintenant temps de regarder du côté de l’occasion ! ACHETER D’OCCASION Les avantages de l’occasion :  Avant toute chose, le prix. En effet si vous achetez un objectif, ou un accessoire photo, vous pouvez payer facilement 30 à 50% moins cher que le prix Neuf. Par exemple, un 70-200mm VR II de Nikon, vendu environ 2 000€ neuf, il est possible de le…
  • Acheter du matériel neuf – avantages et inconvénients

    Celine Manceron
    17 Jun 2014 | 12:25 am
    A l’approche des grandes vacances, vous êtes nombreux à nous demander des conseils concernant le choix des objectifs, des boitiers et autres accessoires photos. Il n’est pas toujours évident de répondre à toute ces questions, car il n’y a pas de bonnes réponses ! Une marque d’appareil photo conviendra plus à une personne qu’une autre marque, pour des questions d’ergonomie, alors que cela peut etre l’inverse pour un autre photographe. Pour les objectifs, on peut tout à fait conseiller un type d’objectif, mais cela dépendra également de…
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    Stay Focused

  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    Arnie Lee
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
  • My Long Affair with Photography

    Arnie Lee
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    NOTE: This is a reprint and was originally written in 2005. I remember very clearly when Dad would pull out his large twin lens reflex camera, usually around a holiday, birthday or family event. He would lower his head and look into the lens hood while his hand would reach down to grasp the knurled knob on the camera’s side. I would see the bellows move back and forth as he zeroed in on his focus. Then he’d snap and the shot would be done. We’d wait weeks, sometimes months, to see the results. After all, a full roll of film had room for 12 negatives! When the film was…
 
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  • Florida Summer Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Sunflowers at sunset. Rod and Michaela tie the knot on one of Sanibel’s most beautiful destinations. The newly renovated Island Inn beachfront resort rest on 10 acres and has that old Florida charm. The ceremony setting was decorated with bright yellow sunflowers and purple signs and ribbon. The aisle was lined with hand-painted signs (by the groom) with sweet messages and quotes that made everyone smile. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald   The post Florida Summer Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding…
  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
  • Vanessa and Nathan – Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    15 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Had a great time shooting Vanessa and Nathan’s wedding on Sanibel Island. The bride was getting ready at the Mathews beachfront cottage, it’s one of my favorites at the Island Inn with lots of natural light and gorgeous beach views. The groom and groomsmen were at the Sandpiper cottage, another amazing cottage with great views. The bouquet was fresh cut white Hydrangea’s, so sweet and simple,and looked great with her dress.   The guests received fans to keep themselves cool during the beach ceremony.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding…
  • A Sweet Sanibel Wedding

    admin
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This wedding took place at the Island Inn Sanibel, Florida. The bride and her family have been visiting the Inn since she was a young girl, it was more than perfect for her wedding. They brought tears to my eyes as I photographed their first dance together at sunset. It WAS beautiful.     Location: Island Inn Sanibel Island Resort Wedding Coordinator: Glory Williams with A Perfect Beginning Photography: Scott Kelsey Photography The post A Sweet Sanibel Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    6 May 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Jon + Kristine | Naples Beach Wedding We had the pleasure of shooting Jon and Kristine’s Naples Destination Beach Wedding. We started the shoot off at the Naples Beach Hotel on the lawn and worked our way around the grounds to the beach where the couple said their vows. After the ceremony we walked up and down the beach shooting as many different shots as we could. Congratulations you two and we look forward to shooting more family photos for you all. Location: Naples Beach Hotel Wedding Officiant - Beach Promises, LLC  Scott Kelsey Photography | 239-834-9744 The post Naples Beach…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for August. After several days of rain, mushrooms popped up everywhere at the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area near Flagstaff. These tiny mushrooms were growing out of a fallen log. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • What To Charge For Your Prints

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    An opportunity has presented itself, and you are asked to sell your prints in a gallery or a business. But what should you charge? Set your prices too low, and you’ll go broke. Too high, and no one will buy. What is a realistic balance? The answer to that question is as much magic as science. The problem is that there isn’t a hard and fast rule to determine pricing. Instead, it’s what the market will bear. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to setting a print’s price: What does it cost to make a print? Download my Cost Estimator spreadsheet to see what it…
  • New Lightning Photos

    admin
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I finally had the chance to use my Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. No more holding the shutter open for 30 seconds hoping to get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It was great. Here are two photographs taken at the Little Painted Desert about 15 miles from Winslow, AZ. Have Fun, Jeff 1/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm   3/4 second at f 4, ISO 200, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 31mm
  • How To Sell Products From Your Website

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Selling products from your website is a great way to add another revenue stream to your business. You can sell physical products and downloads with ease. On my site I sell ebooks, greeting cards, stock photos and prints with ease. But to do this, you do need to take credit card payments and have a shopping cart. There are two ways to accept credit card payments: Have your own merchant account Use another business’ merchant account To create your own merchant account, you need to set up a business checking account at your bank. Then set up a merchant account with them. When approved, you…
  • Monsoon Lightning Photographs

    admin
    12 Jul 2014 | 10:41 am
    It’s monsoon season in Arizona, and so far we’ve had some some storms. A storm with a lot of lightning came through on July 5th, and I caught these lightning bolts. Yesterday my Lightning Bug lightning trigger arrived in the mail. With this, I should be able to capture even more lightning. All I need now is a lightning storm. If you want to try your hand at lightning photography, check out my article, How To Photograph Lightning, And Live To Tell About It. And be very careful. Have Fun, Jeff 7 seconds at f 11, ISO 100, 24-70mm f/4 L EF IS (USM) at 24mm   9 seconds at f 11,…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Stars Over Three Brothers

    Michael Frye
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Stars and clouds over Three Brothers, Tuesday evening; 20 seconds, f/2.8, 6400 ISOTuesday evening Claudia and I drove to Yosemite Valley. The moon was due to rise about 90 minutes after sunset, so I hoped to photograph the northern end of the Milky Way over Three Brothers, with the rising moon adding a bit of light to the peaks. We got to the Valley well before sunset, but there were some interesting clouds, so we decided to head to Tunnel View, where we found the usual August assortment of tour buses and people taking selfies in front of the panorama. I photographed some interesting patterns…
  • Getting Down to the Essentials

    Michael Frye
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Wildflower island and cascade, eastern Sierra; 100mm, 1/2 sec. at f/16, 100 ISOIt’s been an interesting summer in the Sierra. Last winter was one of the driest on record, but over the last month or so we’ve seen a steady flow of monsoonal moisture flowing up from the southeast, leading to frequent afternoon showers and thunderstorms over the higher elevations. We even heard about an epic deluge two or three weeks ago that flooded the parking lot and some of the tent cabins at the Tuolumne Meadows Lodge. That extra moisture has kept the streams flowing and flowers blooming in the…
  • Smoky Beauty

    Michael Frye
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Sun rising through smoke from Tunnel View, 7/28/14, Yosemite NP, CA, USAEarly Monday morning I drove up to Yosemite Valley, hoping that smoke from the El Portal and Dark Hole fires might create some interesting atmospheric effects. Yes, I went looking for smoke, something that photographers usually avoid. But smoke can impart a wonderful, ethereal quality to photographs – like fog, but with more color. At Tunnel View the smoke was thick enough to give the scene a misty, painterly look, but not so thick that you couldn’t see anything. Eventually the orange ball of the sun appeared…
  • A Surreal Night

    Michael Frye
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    El Portal Fire from the Glacier Point Road; 1:51 a.m., 7/27/14We had no inkling that anything was wrong until we reached Crane Flat, where a ranger told us the road down to Yosemite Valley was closed. Claudia had said that the wildflowers were nice in the Yosemite high country, so we decided to go for a hike up there yesterday afternoon. We drove through El Portal sometime between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. and continued up the Big Oak Flat Road to Crane Flat. Everything seemed normal. Near Yosemite Creek we passed the Dark Hole Fire. This is a lightning-caused fire that the park service is letting…
  • Should You Stay or Should You Go?

    Michael Frye
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moon setting over Tenaya Lake, Saturday morning, 5:42 a.m.“I have always been mindful of Edward Weston’s remark, ‘If I wait for something here I may lose something better over there.’ I have found that keeping on the move is generally more rewarding.” — Ansel Adams Sooner or later, every landscape photographer has to decide whether to stay put and hope that the light gets better, or move somewhere else. Last Saturday morning, on the last day of my Hidden Yosemite workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery, we rose early and drove to Tenaya Lake to capture the moon setting over the…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Nikon D810 Back In Stock

    Eric Reagan
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    B&H has received another shipment of the new Nikon D810 and now has it back in stock and shipping again with free expedited shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Nikon D810 In Stock Now Nikon D810 User’s Manual Now Available Nikon D810 Service Advisory for “Bright Spots”
  • Canon Developing New 800mm f/5.6L IS II Lens?

    Eric Reagan
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    New rumors point to the possibility of a “development” announcement at Photokina 2014 regarding a replacement for the behemoth Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS lens.  It has been six years since the current model was announced, so this isn’t too far fetched. Additionally, if the development of the lens was announced, it could still be a year or two before we see the actual product if recent Canon super telephoto lens availability time frames are anything to measure by. If an announcement comes, it would be likely to happen alongside the rumored September 5 announcement for the Canon…
  • Canon Rebel SL1 Kit for $469 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:03 pm
    B&H has the Canon Rebel SL1 w/ 18-55mm IS STM lens refurbished for $469.95 (compare at $649 new). Check it out here at B&H Photo. Related posts: Canon Rebel T3 Kit for $339 – Deal Alert Canon Rebel T4i Kit with Lens for $575 – Deal Alert Canon Rebel SL1 Kit for $474.95 – Deal Alert
  • Fuji X30 Coming Soon?

    Eric Reagan
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    New rumors point to the announcement of the Fuji X30 on August 26. Purportedly, the X30 will be a follow-up to the now-discontinued, yet popular, Fuji X20. Fuji X20 According to the rumors, the X30 will feature the same lens and sensor as found in the X20, although the design will change. The Fuji X30 is rumored to be slightly larger and feature a fast EVF, 3″ tilt-screen and WiFi connectivity. Additionally, the camera is believed to be the first in Fuji’s line to feature a new Classic Chrome film simulation. [via Fuji Rumors] Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally…
  • Canon Announces 3 New Wireless Printers

    Eric Reagan
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Canon PIXMA MG7520 Wireless Inkjet Photo AIO printer Canon has added three wireless printers to its PIXMA All-in-One inkjet printer line - the PIXMA MG7520, MG6620, and MG5620 printers. Each of the new models works will Canon’s Easy-PhotoPrint web app for cloud-connected printing. Additionally, the PIXMA Printing Solutions app allows users to print from popular social platforms and services like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Photobucket, Dropbox and Evernote. The top-end MG7520 offers a 3.5″ LCD touchscreen and includes Active NFC, which allows users with compatible Android devices…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • 20 Fascinating Pictures of Ghost Month

    Olivia Morley
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    MEDAN, Aug. 10, 2014 (Xinhua) — Chinese Indonesians throw fake money to honor their ancestors during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 10, 2014. The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month. Tanto H. Xinhua News Agency/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: xnaphotos421016 The seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar has been called, “Ghost Month,” and according to ancient lore, during this month, spirits are able to visit Earth. The entirety of Ghost Month is full of festivities and…
  • Amy Adams Turns 40

    Annabelle Quinn
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    March 2, 2014 – Hollywood, California, U.S. – AMY ADAMS, nominated for an Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her work in ‘American Hustle’ arrives wearing a strapless navy Gucci Couture gown with Tiffany jewels at the 86th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater. Lisa O”Connor/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaglobal143995 Just like fellow actress Sandra Bullock, it’s hard to imagine that Amy Adams could be hitting a milestone birthday. But it’s true. Adams is turning the big 4-0, which doesn’t seem possible when…
  • Around the World: Isles of Scilly

    Ty Cobb
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Bryher, storm on the coast, Isles of Scilly. David Chapman/NHPA/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: nhpaphotos017528 Just 28 miles off the cost off the coast of England, the Isles of Scilly will make you feel like you’re a million miles away. The islands are full of beautiful gardens, historic castles, exotic birds, and vast beaches that make the tiny islands a must see.   When thinking of exotic birds, the Isles of Scilly probably aren’t the first place in the world you’d think of seeing them. However each October Scilly becomes a hot spot for bird watches as…
  • Editors’ Picks: NFL Preseason, Swimming Championships, & Cleaning Big Ben

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Gibson (10) stretches for a first down after a catch n the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on August 16, 2014. Gibson is tackled by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson (29). Allen Eyestone/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseleven199286 Feel a crispness in the air? Is it fall yet? Not quite, BUT we do know it’s coming, that’s for sure. NFL preseason games are in full swing, and since we’ve seen some bold football season predictions, Newscom should probably be your…
  • Historic Pictures of the Red Cross

    Olivia Morley
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:18 pm
    San Quentin prisoners contribute their blood to the Red Cross during World War 2. Ca. 1943. Everett Collection/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: evhistorypix027098 Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 in Washington D.Cc and the organization received a congressional charter in 1900. Now, more than a century later, the American Red Cross continues to provide humanitarian relief in the face of national crisis and disaster. The American Red Cross has had a presence even before World War I broke out, and was responsible for introducing first aid to the public. During…
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  • 無料出会い系サイトのアプローチ方法をご紹介

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    あなたも彼に提案してみたらどうでしょうか。いい出会いが訪れる事を願います? りさちゃんがさくぱんくん好きだから出会ったんですもん私達?!出会いって不思議!感謝です??
  • 難しくない!?無料出会い系サイトの使い方

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    どうしてあなたたちは・・・・・・ w分140523_0100-京都放送-ご注文はうさぎですか?「CallMeSister.」この春から高校に通うべく新しい街にやってきたココア。虚しさだけが残った 三成『……たくさんの同志と知り合い、 アナタと出会う前の傷が、本人も結婚隠して口説いたらしいから擁護できないけれど、…
  • 「無料」以外の魅力も豊富な無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
    気遣って欲しい時…などに返事をもらえないと凹みます。 谷口さんたちと過ごした夢のような2日間。○○ちゃんの彼氏きもい」 マックで「店内でお召し上がりですか?」との問いに、40歳にしては野心に、 断ったら私をサクラ扱いする男の人とかは、「大丈夫?暖かくするんだよ?もし何かあったら呼んでくれても構わないからね?」友達として「ギリギリ」のラインの物言いだったと思います。やもえず離婚することもあるでしょう。…
  • 理想の形!?無料出会い系サイト

    dwarner@lensflare35.com (Dave Warner)
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:44 pm
 
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    The Traveling Tripod

  • Discover New Parallax Scrolling with Adobe Muse CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:17 pm
    Terry White, Adobe worldwide evangelist, shows how Adobe Muse CC lets you create stunning effects with just a few clicks. Make images and elements move in di... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Font menu enhancements in Adobe InDesign CC

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 am
    See how you can find the perfect font fast in InDesign CC. Search by family or style, save your favorites, and see live font previews in your layout. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Sonia Shi & Wayne Ning - Myagent - Real Estate Video & Photography

    Doug Bardwell
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Barfoot & Thompson. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Sync Settings in Creative Cloud with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and After Effects CC

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    In this brief video, Principal Worldwide Evangelist Jason Levine showcases the Sync Settings feature in After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, enabling ... For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
  • Wedding Photography Beverly & Don @ The Flying Bridge

    Doug Bardwell
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I recently photographed the Wedding of Bev & Donnie at the Cotuit Federated Church, Loop Beach and The Flying Bridge in Falmouth. I hope you enjoy this 3 1/2 minute montage. Music by Michael Oakland. For more about Photography, Tech and Travel, be sure to check out my other blog: http://DougBardwell.com
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    Royalty Free Stock Photography by Simon Moran - Sirimo.co.uk

  • Hong Kong Skyline Symphony of Lights Panorama

    admin
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  Hong Kong skyline panorama of the famous Symphony of Lights performance at night.
  • Blyth Beach Groynes Long Exposure

    admin
    11 Sep 2012 | 5:40 am
    Click to license as a royalty free stock photograph  A 42 second long exposure of the groynes on Blyth Beach, Northumberland, UK. A seabird sits on furthest post. The breaking waves have turned into silky smooth white and the clouds movement is blurred. Posts are sharp and the bird has remain virtually unmoved in the time (slight blur to head and tail).
  • Blyth Harbour at Dusk

    admin
    23 May 2012 | 7:54 am
    Long exposure of Blyth Harbour at dusk on a summers evening. A large transporter ship is visible on the left side of the harbour and an aluminium processing plant is visible on the right. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • London Houses of Parliament Panorama at Dusk

    admin
    31 Jan 2012 | 3:03 am
    60 Megapixel panorama of the Houses of Parliament in London, UK. at dusk. Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
  • Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, UK

    admin
    26 Jan 2012 | 7:37 am
    Smardale Gill Viaduct in Cumbria, United Kingdom Click here to license as a royalty free stock photograph
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade.

    Paul Melcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for at least the next 10 years. Like the movement of the continents, it... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • A Nobleman amongst heroes

    Paul Melcher
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    It’s never a good time to die. Never. But there are months that are worst than others. August is one of them, especially if you live in Western Europe. August is when everyone leaves on... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Keepin it Real Simple!

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “How do you work in an open cockpit?” Received this question from a number of folks in response to my posting of the Wildcat photo. To start with, the pilots I’m working with are really the most important part of the equation! Next, I’m in a AT-6 Texan (the photo is lookin down into the rear seat), most just call them T-6, a WWII trainer. This particular model, the rear seat spins 180 degrees so you’re shooting looking backwards. The canopy is retracted so you are basically out in the sky flying along. Now you have shoulder and waist harness so you are part of…
  • Zero Clouds

    Moose
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    Working with others involved in education, great things always come from the colaboration. Today is just such an example. The A6M2 Zero from Texas Flying Legends Museum and AT-6 from Dakota Territory Air Museum went to Grand Fork’s Int’l for their 50yr celebration. Being here, we hitched a ride and in my case, it was in the back of the T-6 and I had my camera in hand. Heading up to 7500′ AGL, we had the clouds to work, again looking for that South Pacific look. With Warren at the stick and “Cruise” flying me, we had an amazing 70min flight stuffed with…
  • V3 Peak of Action Challenge

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photographing Sea Otters requires understanding Peak of Action and waves. Peak of Action is a real simple principle, waiting for a moving object to come to a momentary stop to take a sharp photo. The example I always like to use is a bouncing basketball. There is a point as it travels up that it stops, before traveling back down and there is a point that it stops before it bounces back up. At that moment of rest, you have peak of action. Same holds true with a Sea Otter as they ride the ocean swells. Same does the boat you’re in to photograph the Sea Otter as we were last week in Homer,…
  • Time is Flying!

    Moose
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    Back in our room after a 14hr, 6783 image day. Everything got used today, D4s, D810, Df, 18-35, 24f1.4, 24-70 and 80-400VR3, SB-910 and Profoto B1 shooting a couple more pilot portraits, an award ceremony, 1929 hangar wall to an air to air. This is a rare FM-2P we photographed this evening in front of a killer North Dakota thunderhead piloted by my dear friend Warren (shooting out of a T6 piloted by our good friend Derek Peterson). When we’re with Warren, I tend to be standing in front of a lot of great things with a camera in my hand. And I don’t get much sleep! mtc.
  • Gull Island

    Moose
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    So I was getting pretty serious about the V3 being a tool that solves problems for my photography. To prove it even more so to myself, thought I would take it on a stress test. While in Homer, we were able to venture out for a few hours to a favorite location of mine, Gull Island. On a gorgeous rainy day, we went for a cruise and all I took was the V3, 10-30 and 30-110 loaded with a Lexar 68GB MicroSDM (which I’ve not lost yet, a record for me). The V3 can shoot up to 60fps which is why I have the big card. I have it set to just 10fps though. First, the V3 did just fine in the rain, not…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German]

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    This one’s for the German listeners (or for those who live nearby and want to improve on their German). September ist Fotomonat mit drei spannenden Workshops: 6.-7.9.2014 – 24mm – Der Weitwinkelworkshop. Wir erforschen die Auswirkung von Brennweite auf Bildwinkel … Continue reading → The post Workshops: Fotomonat September wird spannend [German] appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Chris wants you to become a better photographer – come with him on a journey to explore photography and learn! The technical side is important, but the non-technical side is even more important – that’s where many photographers today want … Continue reading → The post tfttf646 – Your First Step On The Journey To Become A Better Photographer appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    Here comes the long awaited Q&A show! Allistair asks about filters, Gavin wonders about the focus on his lens, Joanne shot the picture of her lifetime and needs marketing advice, Satchin has a question about depth of field in full-frame … Continue reading → The post tfttf645 – Oh So Many Questions appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Did hell just freeze over? Chris is talking about how gear and toys can help make you a better photographer. That’s unheard of.. unless you’re listening to this episode of Tips from the Top Floor! Show Links: Photo tour: Aurora … Continue reading → The post tfttf644 – Toys, The Key To Photographic Success appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Chris discusses the death of Aperture and what that means for photographers (hint: the future is not too bleak). He will also talk about shooting in the Dublin Docks with an iPhone and about the idea that was born from … Continue reading → The post tfttf643 – Here’s An Idea On A Golden Plate appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    cbohnhoff
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    cbohnhoff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    cbohnhoff
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    cbohnhoff
    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
  • Japan 1: First Impressions

    cbohnhoff
    29 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    My family and I are on a two week trip to Osaka, Japan for my brother’s wedding. He’s lived here for over six years, but it’s our first time. We’ve been here for four days so far, and we’ve started to explore my brother’s Osaka neighborhood and taken first trips to Kyoto and Kobe. It’s a fascinating place, to say the least. I’ll be posting sporadically, street photog-style on the sights. For the photo geeks in the audience, I’m using a new-to-me mirrorless camera system on this trip that I’ve been excited to play with. It’s a…
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Nikon D810 with SIGMA 50mm Art & Zeiss Otus 55mm Review Coming Soon

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    I’ve been very quiet this month as things have been very busy at my day job, but I’m still around. I am pleased that I have one of the best camera and lens combos on the market in my hands for testing! I hope to bring you a review soon, so please check back for updates! Nikon D810 DSLR Camera Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Nikon F Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus Distagon T* Lens for Nikon F Mount Conclusion Both the of the lenses in this article have been previously tested with my Canon 1D X and I loved them both. Now I’m getting a chance to put them on one of the highest resolution cameras…
  • 15% Off All onOne Software Store Products until August 31, 2014

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Thanks for attending my onOne Software webinar today! Click here and enter the coupon code ronmart15 to save 15% off all products in the store including presets and eBooks, so load up your cart! Here’s an example of how to use the code: Conclusion The video for the webinar will be here soon, so stay tuned! In the meantime, download a free trial to play around with the software or purchase using the links above today! Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: onOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 (B&W Products Comparison) onOne Perfect Resize 7.5 Ron’s…
  • COMPARISON: Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS vs 16-35mm f/2.8L II

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:36 am
    Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens gives users a sharp lens optimized for digital and image stabilization, so that might be enough for some to upgrade. I’d certainly do that if I had a 17-40mm f/4L, but would this new 16-35mm make me want to sell my 16-35mm f/2.8? I’ve owned the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens for quite some time and I’ve always loved it. Not only was I pleased with the wide angle reach, I was always impressed with the in-camera color/contrast I got from this lens over any of my other lenses.
  • $50 Off KelbyOne & $100 Off Photoshop World Discounts (Updated: July 31, 2014)

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:12 am
    Yes, after a 6 month delay, my discount offer for KelbyOne is finally here! See the bottom of this article for a special offer for ronmartblog.com readers that gives you the best training on the web for 10% off anything at KelbyOne.com (including monthly and annual memberships). Behind the Scenes Video/Review of KelbyOne Were you ever curious what is behind the scenes for KelbyOne? I once did too, so I recorded this walk through of what you can expect after you sign up for your membership: Click here to see a video walkthrough of what you can expect after you get a membership. As you can see…
  • Sony RX100 III - The Best Quality Point and Shoot I’ve Ever Tested (Review Part II of II)

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:29 am
    Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera - Selfie Mode This is my third time reviewing a Sony RX100 series camera and I’ve reviewed quite a few Sony’s over the years. I always fall in love with the size and sexiness of the RX100’s, yet I always find myself at the end of the review feeling a bit underwhelmed thinking – is that it? Don’t get me wrong, this is an excellent camera, but I immediately ask myself “for nearly $800 price tag (at the time this was originally written), is this really the best bang for the buck?” With that in mind, I did a search on B&H on July 21,…
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  • The White Hare

    Pamela Viola
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
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    Kerry Garrison

  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
  • eHow: Better Exposures Using Your Flash’s Guide Number

    Kerry Garrison
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you have ever shopped for a flash or read a review, you may have noticed a specification called the guide number (or GN, for short). The GN is a measurement of the flash’s power, which allows you to compare flash models. Even so, it’s hard to see how this number is useful to you. So today, let’s […]
  • eHow: Take Better Pictures by Mastering The Rule of Thirds

    Kerry Garrison
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:02 pm
    I have started contributing photography articles to eHow.com. This is the first of what I hope will be many more articles to come. There are several important rules of composition, but the first one you should master is the rule of thirds. With this one simple skill you will go from taking snapshots …Read More […]
  • Rocky Mountain National Park

    Kerry Garrison
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:51 pm
    The weather looked great so we hopped into the Trailblazer and headed for the hills. After a quick bit to eat in Estes Park, it was on to Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Aerial Photography and Video with the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+

    Kerry Garrison
    15 May 2014 | 5:23 pm
    I love photography as you can tell from reading my blog. One thing that always interested me was aerial photography and video. In the past, this was really difficult as well as horribly expensive. These days, for about the cost of a decent DSLR, you can get into aerial photography and video with the DJI Phantom […]
 
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    PetaPixel

  • These Groomsman Photos Are What You Get When You Go Crazy with Photoshop and Imagination

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Photoshopped fantasy wedding photos have gotten quite trendy over the past couple of years, and often involve the wedding party running away from large and scary things (e.g. dinosaurs and AT-ATs). Louisville, Kentucky-based wedding photographer Shane Elliott recently took the concept to the next level with a set of wacky groomsman photos. In addition to standard wedding photos, Joe (the groom) and his groomsmen also had some “fun and silly ideas” in mind: Darth Vader applying his trademark force choke, George Washington crossing the Delaware, and an intense anime-style fight…
  • If You Try to Publish a Picture of this Statue in Denmark, You’d Better be Ready to Pay Up

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    One of Denmark’s most photographed attractions, a Little Mermaid statue, comes with a strange caveat: it can’t be photographed. Or rather, a photograph of it can’t be used in a publication of any sort, even for journalistic purposes, without a big fat invoice finding its way to your door. You see, the family of sculptor Edvard Erikson, the man who created the iconic Little Mermaid statue, is known for being extremely protective and aggressive about the statue’s copyright. As a result, a number of Danish news and media outlets have received massive invoices for using a photo of the…
  • Kuddle: Instagram for Kids that Discourages Bullying and Teaches ‘Netiquette’

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Kuddle isn’t your typical photo sharing app. Designed for children, this “Instagram for kids” doesn’t just offer a safe environment where the youngins can share photos and become future cappuccino photographers, it actually teaches them about proper online behavior, or ‘netiquette’, at the same time. The more we read about Kuddle, the more we wish adults had something like this too. As we all know, the Internet can be a hateful place, and photo-sharing sites are no exception. Which is why Kuddle’s developers created their app in the first place. They…
  • This Is What All The Metal Extracted from a Single Mine Looks Like as a Massive Sphere

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    There are precious metals and gems all around us. But have you ever wondered just how much metal comes from the mines we dig to extract the ore from which the final product is made? Maybe not… but one photographer did, and he created the photo series For What It’s Worth to share his findings with you. The project was undertaken by Cape Town photographer Dillon Marsh, whose work we’ve featured once before on PetaPixel. In For What It’s Worth, he attempts to quantify mining because, as he puts it, “[it’s] an industry that has shaped the history and economy of the country so…
  • Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the Year!” — likely by his mother — and he has some tips and inspiration for you All joking aside though, this little 85 second video is a humorous parody of what it takes to be a hipster photographer in 2014. Give it a watch, be prepared for a few laughs and don’t take it too seriously. Or do. We suppose that last part’s up to you. Male Photographer of the Year – Chris Bauer [YouTube]
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  • Abstract art reception at Belmont Hotel

    Nat Coalson
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    In November 2013 we held a private viewing of my abstract art at the historic Belmont Hotel in Leicester, England. I’ve [finally] posted the photos of the event. Click the image or click here to see the gallery.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Harmony

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    This is another fine art abstract photograph I made in the underground cellar of a historic building in Barcelona, Spain. The picture is dominated by three large, sweeping curves. The interiors of the curves are filled with luminous fields of colour in blue, pink and purple hues. Around the outside of the frame, the colours blend into rich gold and green hues.Imagery can evoke powerful emotions and memories. Sometimes, as with this picture, the feelings are pleasant and harmonious … yet ethereal and undefined. The abstract forms presented here are reminiscent of beautiful things like…
  • New Landscape Photograph: The Bass Rock

    Nat Coalson
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 am
    This landscape photograph shows Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick, Scotland, with a lone gannet flying in the blue sky.Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 meters (351 ft) at its highest point. It is home to the world’s largest single rock colony of gannets, with over 150,000 birds. Viewed from the mainland, the surface of the rock appears white due to the number of birds and their droppings.The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was later used as a…
  • New Abstract Photograph: La Hermosa Música

    Nat Coalson
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, Spain. (OK… just this once, I will tell you what it is: stained glass windows reflected on metallic wall tiles.) The picture is bold and dramatic, dominated by multicolored squares of varying sizes set against deep black. This image is well suited as decorative art for contemporary interiors. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Please contact us for your custom order. Click the image…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Artigianale V

    Nat Coalson
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    I made this fine art abstract photograph in the underground cellar of a 19th century building in Barcelona, Spain. The vertical format, featuring strong, diagonal graphics, creates a lot of visual energy. The color palette is comprised of earth tones and ruddy hues in brush strokes set against a background of light gold with a very subtle grid pattern. This image is available for purchase as a fine art print in any size and on any material. It works exceptionally well in contemporary interiors and hospitality settings. It’s also available as a mixed media Original on canvas, hand…
 
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    The Right Blue

  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
  • A Fish with Camouflaged Eyes

    BNS
    9 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMany animals in the sea have evolved colors and forms that allow them to blend in with their surroundings. Some animals use their camouflage to hide from predators — and some predators use camouflage to fool their prey. The critter in the photo above is a Crocodile Fish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), a bottom-dwelling ambush predator from the Red Sea.  The mottled coloring of this fish matches the sandy areas were it likes to lie in wait for its prey (usually other fishes).  Its body shape, including its head, is…
  • Living on the Wreck of the Zenobia: A Mediterranean Moray

    BNS
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena)by B. N. SullivanThis is a Mediterranean Moray (Muraena helena).   We discovered this individual while diving on the Zenobia, a large shipwreck in Larnaca Bay, Cyprus. The eel was living in an algae-encrusted drain near what had been one of the big ship's lifeboat stations.The Mediterranean Moray is known to be territorial (like many other species in its family, Muraenidae).  Thus, we were not surprised when the local dive guide who was escorting us told us that this particular Moray had been residing there for quite awhile, and usually could be…
  • A Queen Conch snail, giving us the eye

    BNS
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Eyes and proboscis of a Queen Conch (Strombus gigas)by B. N. SullivanConch shells, like all seashells, are created by secretions from the mantle of the snail that lives inside. This happens gradually, over the snail's lifetime.  Most people have seen empty Conch shells, yet few have seen the snails that are the natural inhabitants of those large, heavy shells.  Fewer still realize that those critters have wonderful stalked eyes. All of the snails in the family Strombidae, to which Conchs belong, have these stalked eyes.  If you come across a live Conch shell while diving, you…
  • Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)

    BNS
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Moon Jelly (Aurelia aurita)by B. N. SullivanThis week we commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing  (by Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969) with a photo of a Scyphozoan known as the Moon Jelly.  Jellies of the genus Aurelia are common in coastal waters worldwide, including the Arctic. In the photo you can see the four oral arms suspended from the body of the jelly, arranged around the critter's mouth.  Along the edge of the bell of the Moon Jelly are tiny hair-like tentacles -- not really visible in this photo.  Both the tentacles and the oral arms…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow and Retouching Tips

    Forum Admin
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    This video is a supplement to last week’s Training Tuesday Blog about batch cropping in Adobe Bridge for ordering mini cards: In the video below, Julieanne Kost teaches the following: Cropping and saving  Adobe Creative Cloud workflow options (first topic) How to use soft proofing in camera raw (second topic) Spot removal – feather slider (third topic) Noise reduction – color smoothness (fourth topic) Using adjustment brush and pins (fifth topic) Interactive histogram (sixth topic) The tips in this video will help you be more efficient and effective with photo retouching. Another…
  • Optimizing Images for the Web Means Several Things

    Forum Admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    As a photographer, you’re probably already taking steps to optimize images for the web, but here’s an overview of our best practices: Optimize File Size and Dimensions This one is a no-brainer, and you’re probably already aware of it. If you’re displaying photos on the web, you need to reduce the file sizes so they load quickly. Studies have shown that 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. Worse yet, 40% of people abandon a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load. (Source) Not only do people leave your site more quickly if it loads poorly, but search…
  • Photography Training Tuesdays – Batch Cropping Cards in Lightroom

    Forum Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    New videos posted on H&H’s website that will speed up your workflow:  Bentley just posted some very helpful videos on how to batch crop mini cards in Lightroom and Adobe Bridge. Check them out below! Click on these links for detailed information on Mini Cards: Skinny and Mini’s Cards: Square Mini Cards-Skinny Videos: Mini Cards-Square Videos: 
  • Why Photographers are Turning to BrideBox

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    BrideBox: an alternative to professionally designed photo album fulfillment H&H Color Lab has been in the professional photography manufacturing business for over 44 years.  For this time, we’ve made our living supporting photographic businesses grow and thrive by providing manufactured products that the studio marks up and sells to their clients, and, more recently, technologies that help professional photographers become more efficient to scale their businesses. There is no doubt the photography industry is constantly changing; new companies pop up all the time aiming to serve…
  • Photography Training Tuesday – 30 Bit Color Management and Photoshop Channel Mixer Tutorial

    H&#38;H Color Lab
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
      Today’s Training Opportunity Today’s articles were provided by our digital guy-Bentley Skeie and our new customer service rep Chris Bendet!  Thanks guys for sharing this with us today!   1. What is 30 bit photography workflow?  Nasim Mansurovsimply explains the advantages, the disadvantages and the future of this color management workflow.     2.  How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images  Jason Row shows you how to create stunning Black and White images in a few easy steps!  
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    Ezra Gordon

  • Chore Tracker

    ezramgordon
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
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  • Child Sponsorship App

    ezramgordon
    29 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    A few months back I took a trip to home for street children in Bolivia. After talking to the organization, it was pretty clear that the home did not need more buildings or one time gifts, what they needed was monthly support. They said everyone wants to build buildings but nobody wants to donate money for things like pencils for school, food thats just consumed, and health care. I’m working on a web app that makes monthly child sponsorship simple & easy. These are just a few rough photoshop drawings of possible front end solutions. The post Child Sponsorship App appeared first on…
  • WestGateChurch.org/Connect

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    23 Jun 2014 | 10:04 pm
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  • Explainer Video

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  • Compassion Immersion Magazine

    ezramgordon
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Compassion Immersion is a few weeks that WestGate carves out to celebrate all the things we support locally and globally as a church. When brainstorming what we will do for the 2013, I looked at all of the handouts, cards, invites and random paper products and there did not seem to be a clear message or strategy. I decided to create one quality product that would reflect the 1.5 million dollars given to people in need, that could be something to hold onto for a while. Due to the budget constraints we ended up going with a printer overseas which meant we needed to get stories written,…
 
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  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • Stuttgart 21: Construction without consensus

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The time is rife. After years of photographing the changes in the city of Stuttgart that this massive project have brought with it, I am finally going to be able to show a selection of these pictures in a solo exhibition in Freibug.   Too many people failed to take seriously the plans put forth by the Deutsche Bahn and the city of Stuttgart for a complete overhaul of the terminal train station here. The 16 tracks will be squeezed into an underground tunnel just wide enough for 8 tracks and will run perpendicular to the present train lines. The real estate that has been…
  • Exhibition 4

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    The One Night Stand at Café BabelCanvases by Adi (4), Christel (2) and me (from the right)The Transatlantic Art ConneXion, which meets at least once a month in the DAZ in Stuttgart, organized and put on an art happening for the third time as part of the American Days on May 22, 2014. We decided on one central theme for the evening and one format. We have used the square format in previous shows and will offer our artwork to the Museum Ritter near Stuttgart, which specializes in all things in a square format.Sabine did a wonderful job of capturing the evening's theme "Connections" in her…
  • Exhibition 3

    22 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
     Diverse PerspectivesJoel Micah Miller, Jim Martin, Edwige Damron, Uka Meissner-deRuiz, Martin Greeson and Jim PalikThe big show at the Café Künstlerbund was a success due to the terrific people who organized it and participated in it.Jim Palik and Uka Meissner-deRuiz were the veterans among us, each of them having over 50 years' experience as a photographer! We hung the show on May 18, 2014, and will take the pictures down a week from today on June 29.Jim helped Uka transport her huge picturesBernd Mückenhaupt, also a photographer and member of the Künstlerbund, helped us hang…
  • American Days 2014, Exhibitions 1 & 2

    17 Jun 2014 | 9:44 am
    Last month I was able to reap the rewards from months (and years) of work. I was privileged to be asked to show in four exhibitions at one time.The first was in the prison in Heimsheim (no cameras allowed, thus no pictures here), where I showed five of my black/white prints from my recent street photography production. This one was chosen to hang in the front hall where visitors go in and out. I had actually chosen the theme "In and out" for my images, and came up with a group that worked well together.The next show went up at the DAZ as part of the American Days celebration. There I hung…
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  • Palouse Patchwork

    Howard
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Back to my recent trip to the Palouse…… Photographing in the Palouse was pure joy because there was a photo to be made almost anywhere you looked and in almost any light.  Because there were different crops being grown side by side, and because the different crops had different shades of green and different rates of growth, the landscape was just a patchwork of color that took on an abstract feel. I have always enjoyed photos where a small detail is important or helps to define the image. In this image I feel that the tree, even though it is quite small in the photograph, plays…
  • The Snake House, Amsterdam

    Howard
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:42 am
    A few days ago I posted an image of a door with urban art from my trip to Amsterdam. But the truth is that the entire building, of which the door was only a small part, was a work of art.  Based on the sign however, it seems like the Snake House is in danger!  You can visit the website on the sign to find out more (though it really doesn’t tell you why people want it removed, only that they want to save it).
  • Amsterdam Urban Art

    Howard
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    There was a street that we walked down on our recent vacation in Amsterdam that had amazing and varied ‘urban art’ along it.  I couldn’t help but take a few photos!
  • Fixing Epson Nozzle Clogs

    Howard
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    If you have an inkjet printer you have inevitably had clogged nozzles.  My experience has only been with Epson printers, and it certainly occurs with some frequency.  The vast majority of times they are fixed with a cleaning cycle…..but sometimes you get a stubborn clog that just doesn’t want to open up.  Want to see a great video on how to declog that clog???  Of course you do! The video is put out by the Pro Digital Gear group and is quite well done and demonstrates exactly what you need to know.
  • Back From The Netherlands

    Howard
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:38 am
    I just returned from a very nice one week stay in the Netherlands.  This wasn’t a photo trip, but I did bring along my small mirrorless camera and managed to take a few shots while touring.  This one is from the walkway on the outside of the Euromast in Rotterdam showing a view towards the Erasmus Bridge. The architecture in Rotterdam was quite interesting and modern (because, unlike Amsterdam, most of the city was destroyed in bombing runs during WW II). Erasmus Bridge Copyright Howard Grill
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  • Real Wedding | France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Chateau de Varennes, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: France Wedding Date: July 12, 2014 Client Names: Simone & Andrew Real Wedding Description An Australian wedding in France, at Château de Varennes. Simone & Andrew are living in Canada for their jobs, but they decided to marry in France, in Bourgogne. As they said in our first contact: “They have been together for 4.5 years and have spent the last 2.5 years living together in Africa. They were in the process of moving to Canada for work. They love fashion, art,…
  • Real Wedding | Washington | Renton Wedding Photographer Ben B. Nguyen

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Ben B. Nguyen, Renton, Washington Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Renton Wedding Date: July 20, 2014 Client Names: Laura & Johnathan Real Wedding Description Laura and Johnathan had a magical wedding named “Mid Summer Night’s Dream”. Every inch of the Manor was decorated in loving phrases, flowers, lawn games, and furnishings. She surprised her new husband with a brand new Harley Davidson and he got a her a red Siberian Husky. The entire event was flawlessly executed and they stayed calm and relaxed throughout the event.
  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Annapolis Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Annapolis, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Annapolis Wedding Date: October 05, 2013 Client Names: Tracie & Ted Real Wedding Description Tracie and Ted got married at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, a beautiful venue on an island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. The venue has majestic views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and faces west for beautiful sunsets after every ceremony. A small beach next to the venue is great for portraits. This wedding was particularly wonderful to photograph because everyone was so loving…
  • Real Wedding | Thailand | Krabi Wedding Photographer Pui Wanwimon

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Pui Wanwimon, Krabi, Thailand Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Thailand Wedding Date: December 20, 2013 Client Names: Stacey & James Real Wedding Description We feel privileged that Stacey and James entrusted us to document their wedding day at such a beautiful venue Rayavadee Resort in Railay, Krabi. This stunning venue is a truly amazing place well hidden in a rain forest feeling. The surrounding area is gorgeous especially Phranag Cave, limestone cliffs and monkeys! It was our real pleasure to be part of this wedding and we are blessed…
  • Real Wedding | Taiwan | Taiwan Wedding Photographer Max Chuang

    ispwp
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Max Chuang, Taiwan, Taiwan Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Taiwan Wedding Date: May 18, 2014 Client Names: Karia & Tsai Real Wedding Description The bride set up many games that made the wedding not only interesting, but touching. During the ceremony, she narrated the family story from a photo book she made herself, that broke everyone’s heart and the family was moved to tears. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Max Chuang | Taiwan wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Max Fine…
 
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  • Instant Success with Instagram

    Pixpa
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Not all social networks are for everybody and not everyone uses the networks right. While the main goal of these channels remain engaging with friends/families/followers, there are a few who do more than that. Instagrammers are using the medium not only to grow their business, but to make a direct living out of it. Here are few people, who played their cards right - 1. Arnold and his $15000 day Just when Brooklyn-based photographer Daniel Arnold had no clue about earning his living, Instagram came to his rescue. He had $90.03 in this back on the eve of his 34th birthday when he had a clever…
  • The New Image Manager is Now Live

    Pixpa
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    We are excited to announce the new Image Manager in Easy Studio. The feature was rolled out to a small set of users last week and we had a good response. Today, we are making it available to all of our customers. Here’s a snapshot of the UI - Image Preview Uploading images to your Pixpa website is faster than ever. The new Image Manager has a clean and snappy interface. You should find uploading photos as easy as copying them between folders on your laptop. Along with the better UI, the manager has drag and drop sequencing. This helps in ordering your images in the gallery…
  • In The Spotlight: Abhishek Bali

    Pixpa
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    This week we are featuring Abhishek Bali- a portrait and documentary photographer based in New Delhi. Abhishek was drawn towards photography during his graduation days. After graduating, he decided to follow his heart and gave up MBA. Abhishek dedicated himself solely to photography thereafter. He attended workshops, assisted the famous photographer John Stanmeyer and studied creative photography for an year. Here’s the story of his journey as a photographer. (View his complete portfolio at baliabhishek.com) German Actress Christina Einbock 1. What made you choose photography as a…
  • ShotHotspot vs Stuck on Earth: Discover New Location to Photograph

    Pixpa
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Finding great locations to photograph is not an easy task. You often run out of places to shoot in your neighborhood and flying to a distant place for this cause is not always an option. Photographers Trey Ratcliff and Darren Johnson individually took to solving the scouting problem for themselves and others in the community. Trey’s approach is an iPad/Mac/Android application – “Stuck On Earth”, which he pitches as a travel guide for photographers, explorers and daydreamers. The app was launched in 2009. Following this, Darren launched “ShotHotspot”, a web…
  • In The Spotlight: Cameron Mehl

    Pixpa
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:43 am
    Cameron Mehl is a US based commercial photographer who happens to have varied worldly interests. We got a chance to talk to him and know his story. He tells us how his family/friends encouraged him from the beginning in following his heart and pursuing photography. They continue to be the constant pillar of support. Cameron believes that science and photography can work together. He worked for CURE, an NGO for organising and empowering the poor. In his work at CURE, he documented the lives of children suffering from physical disabilities. We are reproducing the conversation below and we hope…
 
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  • Misty Fjords National Monument

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Rudyerd Bay, Misty Fjords National Monument, Alaska. I suppose it was appropriate that we had “misty” weather in Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan, Alaska.
  • Anan Creek

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:05 am
    Black Bear fishing in Anan Creek, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. A black bear fishing in Anan Creek.  The Anan Wildlife Viewing area in Tongass National Forest is a famous viewing bear viewing area and it did not disappoint.  The blind there puts you just a few feet above fishing black bears – a great place to hang out.  This bear was the only one who choose to fish up above the falls, and had a lot of success doing so as this pool was loaded with salmon.
  • Breaching Humpback Whale

    Ron Niebrugge
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:23 am
    Breaching Humpback Whale, Fredrick Sound, Alaska. This humpback gave us some show very close to the yacht! This was from this year’s Alaska bear and whale photo tour – let us know if you are interested in next year’s trip, it is already half full.
  • Mendenhall Glacier Sunrise

    Ron Niebrugge
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, near Juneau, Alaska. Another photo from a beautiful morning from our campsite above the Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, near Juneau, Alaska.
  • Back from the bears!

    Ron Niebrugge
    14 Aug 2014 | 11:19 am
    Sea Otter off shore from Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Back from another Alaska bear and puffin photo tour – my sides have just now stopped hurting from laughing so much – it was such a fun group! I know, this isn’t a bear.  It was actually one of the most cooperative Sea Otters I have photographed, taken on the day we went to the puffin rockery.  We had huge numbers of puffin, by far the most I have seen, and even a Peregrine Falcon.  Unfortunately the weather was a bit tough as this has been one of the wettest Summers in Alaska, but that didn’t detour this…
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    Kevin Hail Photography

  • Alaska

    Kevin
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    My first visit to Alaska. It is a land that easily reminds us that our creator is the original artist. I took over 900 images during the week.  Ansel Adams said, “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” With that in mind, I culled through to find the 5 photos that were significant to me.
  • A Road Trip Through New England

    admin
    27 Jul 2013 | 10:17 am
    My wife and I took a trip of a lifetime through New England by car.  Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine have some of the most beautiful sites the United States has to offer. Here are some of my favorite images from our trip.
  • Bush Library Dedication

    admin
    26 Apr 2013 | 8:32 pm
    What a momentous day! I was blessed to be present at the dedication of The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.  Surrounded by friends and great Americans, and of course, all five living US Presidents.  It’s a day that I’ll always remember.  Enjoy some of the behind-the-scenes shots I took of the big event.
  • Charles in charge

    admin
    22 Apr 2013 | 1:27 pm
    Had a lot of fun shooting senior portraits of my cousin, Charles Oakes.  Charles is a great young man with a bright future ahead of him.  He’s a tremendous musician and even does some modeling for Hollister.  So it was natural that he’d want to knock out some fun music-themed shots.  Lots of different lighting configurations and looks. Charles really wanted to achieve a blend of Elvis Presley and David Beckham portraits and I think we got pretty close.
  • Charlotte Motor Speedway and NBCF

    admin
    15 Oct 2012 | 10:10 pm
    This has been a great month so far for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (of which I’m the C.O.O). As you probably know, October is breast cancer awareness month.  The NASCAR community has been very supportive of our cause this October.  I’m going to post a batch of photos from Talladega Super Speedway this week.  They painted their logo on their infield and included us in their all their festivities.  This set of images is from the festivities at Charlotte Motor Speedway this past weekend.  There were three teams that raced in support of NBCF.  Danica Patrick and the Go…
 
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  • 副業 教員 パソコン楽をして大金を稼げるということはありません

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    ですので、 しかし、 まぁ副業と同じようなものですが、在宅ですから労働時間というものが決められていませんよね。そのまま音信不通になるといった憂き目に遭っていることが多いですから、 これらを知っておけば、3000円から始められるものもあり、副収入への道が切り開かれると思います。少し余裕がもてる形のものをチョイスすると良いでしょう。本業よりも稼げているという人もいるので、…
  • 短期間 副業まさに在宅ワークといえましょう

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    募集広告の注意点〜応募 在宅ワーク募集と掲載されている場合にはよく読んでみると、 ところが、などそんな理由がほとんどでしょう。好きな本を読んだり、 先ずは、、…
  • 副業 海外旅行資料を決められた数だけ請求します

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    資格などはありませんが、青色申告と白色申告があります。いい時だと月に5万円くらいの副収入になったりもしますからやめられそうにもありません。情報商材販売、ネットオークションなどの収入は基本的に非課税になっていますので、 、『在宅ワークをしたいけれども、、 時間にとらわれない点が最大のメリットです。…
  • 副業 オススメ ランキングいくつか紹介します

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    文字を入力することが大変だと思うことはありません。 『すき間時間を活かして、空いた時間を上手く使って稼ぐことができるからです。 会社によっては、、 どこで見分けるかいうと連絡先がはっきりしていること。多くの面接官はこれで不採用を決定するでしょう。ちょっと普段の仕事とは違った環境下では、…
  • 内職 求人 愛知 在宅非常に融通の利く便利な仕事です

    photographybyeulee
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:24 pm
    、 仕事の案件が発生するたびに、 作業時間からでも探すこともできますし、そこまで到達しないと思えばローを選択するだけですからタップひとつで勝負は決まります。取り組むのが副業というものです。時間に合わせ副業を選べば自分の本業への支障もないでしょうし、クライアントの信頼を落とすことにもつながりますし、実際に働いている方は取り入れてより高い副収入を得てみてはいかがでしょうか?…
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  • Protected: A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
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  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

    Colby Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji camera, it is Sony that seems to be the most innovative these days, both in sensor and lens technology. So when Sony announced the a7 & a7r last year, I (like my of my colleagues) was intrigued, one could even say excited, with the notion of an affordable light weight, full frame mirror-less camera. Especially one that housed some of the same sensor technology that went into the popular Nikon D800e. But with this being 1st generation technology from Sony,…
  • Adobe Adds Multiple New Features to Photoshop CC (June 2014)

    Colby Brown
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    When Adobe first moved to the subscription model, many photographers were up in arms about the new pricing structure. Among the complaints was the mindset that Adobe was just going to take our money and not provide any real benefits to the end user, even if this was against everything Adobe was saying. Part of the reason for the change from a product you could purchase outright in a store or a pure digital subscription model was the idea that the consistent forms of revenue for Adobe would free up its resources to be able to provide more timely updates to its software programs as well as add…
  • Spring 2014 Photography Contest/Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Spring is here and it is a time for rebirth and new beginnings. As a photographer this can have several important meanings from a simple shift in the seasons to a change in our mindset of what is to come for us in the coming year. To me it stands for the rebirth of mother nature. Between the wild flowers blooming to the increased flow of waterfalls around the world to specific animals awaking from hibernation…it is one of my favorite times of the year. This is why I am incredibly excited to announce my 2014 Spring Photography Contest. In an on going process to leverage the connections…
  • The Wonder of Australia

    Colby Brown
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:57 pm
    When it comes to bucket list locations around the world, I often hear other photographers mention Australia….the Land Down Under. Having explored the 6th largest country multiple times over the years I certainly understand why it is so sought after. Like Canada, much of the interior is full of vast empty spaces known as the “Outback” with the majority of the population of Australia living along the gorgeous coast line. While this generally means that travel times between locations in Oz can take a while, the country as a whole offers an incredibly diverse amount of…
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Everything You Want to Know About the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mirrorless Camera

    Chris Corradino
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    I've done a tremendous deal of research on mirrorless cameras over the last several weeks. This has proven quite helpful in not only understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the system, but also which specific body to purchase. While I already own two DSLRs including a full frame Canon 6D, I wanted a lightweight option that could be with me at all times. I've long hoped for a camera with the functionality of a DSLR, and the convenience and connectivity of an iPhone. With the Olympus OMD E-M10, I believe that is now a reality.  Before getting into the specifics of this camera, I…
  • Photographing Blackwater Falls, West Virginia

    Chris Corradino
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:07 am
    The instant I saw Blackwater Falls I understood what all the fuss was about. Cascading 57 feet over the mountain's edge, it's the tallest waterfall in West Virginia. Like most popular destinations, it's complete with tour-bus parking and an overflow lot. On this particular day however, threatening storm clouds kept the crowds away. This offered an ideal opportunity to capture the landscape's natural beauty through my lens.   People are often surprised when I share my simple tips for waterfall photography. Undoubtedly, a slow shutter speed is helpful, as is a tripod. Yet, the single most…
  • New Tutorial: 5 Characteristics of Successful Black and White Photographs

    Chris Corradino
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Can you see the world in black & white? Look at the scene in front of you and try to imagine it without color. The potential for classic monochrome imagery is all around us. Of course, not every situation lends itself to this artistic style. There are however, certain characteristics one can look for to identify the best opportunities. Learn what they are with my new article "5 Characteristics of Successful Black and White Photographs."
  • Is It The Same Guy? You Decide

    Chris Corradino
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    The first photo was captured on a blazing hot morning in Manhattan. It was June 8th, and breathing was already difficult. The only breeze was the toxic vapor of passing buses. Turning the corner onto 43rd street I looked up to see this face staring back at me. I took one photo and instantly knew I had found an interesting character.  Fast forward, six months later to Christmas season. This time, I was in vicinity of Times Square when this person with a Santa hat caught my attention. I shot a few hasty pictures and moved on. The image was nothing remarkable, but I kept it. The face seemed…
  • Upper Yosemite Falls Under Starry Sky

    Chris Corradino
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:59 am
    Yosemite National Park is a magical location, drawing over four million visitors annually. At night, it's much quieter, providing a terrific opportunity to experiment with very long exposures. On this particular night, a bright full moon illuminated the valley, including Upper Yosemite Falls. To capture the falls, the mountain, and the stars above, I opted for a 17mm wide angle lens. Even with the light of the moon, it was necessary to use a 15" (fifteen second) exposure. To keep everything sharp, the camera was mounted on a tripod.  Camera settings: 15”, f4, ISO 400
 
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  • Bringing Back the DEAD Rotating Body Fluids Jolts Dummy to Life

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    Bringing the dead back to life with a spinning whirligig figure!  A photograph dated 1920 of the amazing Frankenstein invention of Anthony  A. Barry.   Shown is Mr. Barry's model of a rotating machine "for the application of mechano-therapeutic methods" he claimed would rotate a person back to life.  "By rotating the body in a certain manner it will start the fluids of the body in motion and in extreme cases will even start circulation anew and force the heart to pump, thus reviving apparently "dead" persons."  Well, I guess so.  I'm not quite sure what an…
  • Jay Jackson African American Comic Book Artist and Superhero

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:13 am
     Jay Jackson isn't best known for superheroes, but he certainly was one.  He was also fearless.  Who but a hero would draw this image at a time when integration was unheard of, segregation was the unwritten law and yes, African-Americans were still being beaten when they dared to say the races should get along.  Much less that they might interact in skimpy attire.  At the time this postcard was drawn by Mr. Jackson, swimming pools were segregated.  If you watch the news, you know we still have a long way to go.Jay Jackson was Black cartoonist who drew white…
  • At the Motorcycle Races Amateur Snapshots

    16 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    At the Motorcycle Races  Amateur Snapshots Collection Jim Linderman
  • Primitive Peafowl Folk Art Watercolor

    13 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Primitive Peafowl folk art watercolor no date collection Jim Linderman
  • Basketball Jones Folk Art Carving Sculpture Florida Collection Jim Linderman

    11 Aug 2014 | 11:34 am
    Basketball Player Folk Art Sculpture Carving Florida No Date 16" Tall Collection Jim Linderman
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    PPA Today

  • Giving - More than a Charitable Endeavor

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:53 pm
    By Mariah Ashley Author's Note: Required Reading! The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. A little story about a powerful business idea. I was alone in the upstairs bedroom. Amanda (the bride) was late getting back from the salon so I spent my time photographing her dress and invitation. Her mother kept popping in with other things she thought I might find interesting, among them a pair of fabulous Louboutin sequined heels. "Oh, fancy! Shoes are like porn for women," I joked cradling the shoe near my face. "So true," said Amanda's mom, with a chuckle. "Everything about this wedding is…
  • Super 1 Day Returns in October

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:51 pm
    From October 6 to 20, fall Super 1 Day classes will take place all over the globe on every photography skill and strategy you can imagine. PPA will offer members and non-members alike the opportunity to attend a litany of daily workshops ranging from a class on working with strobe & speed lighting units in California to newborn photography in Daegu-city Korea. All of the classes are taught by professional photographers and are tailored just for you. There are dozens of different courses offered at a variety of different times and dates, so finding one that fits your busy schedule is a…
  • Ask Booray Anything!

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Imaging USA 2015 speaker, Booray Perry, CPP has signed up for a dangerous assignment--he's going to be our very first subject in theLoop's Ask Me Anything on August 20 & 21! There are two really obvious questions you might have right off the bat: First, what's a Booray? (It's ok - he gets this all the time.) Booray is a Cajun name. This particular Booray is an accomplished wedding and portrait photographer based in Tampa, Florida. He started his journey in photography in 8th grade and started with football games and pep rallies for the yearbook. Now he's a Certified…
  • Top 10 Blog Posts of the Week: 8/10 - 8/15

    15 Aug 2014 | 1:50 am
    Happy Friday! We're back with our favorite photography blog posts of the week. From timelapse to lighting, you'll find a little bit of everything in this roundup. 1. Pro Tip: Some Airlines Have a Special Luggage Allowance for Media So You Can Pack More GearIf you ever shoot on location and have to travel there by airplane, you know how challenging it can be to figure out what gear to bring, especially with airline luggage limits. If you're one of those photographers that want to error on the side of caution and bring as much gear as possible, check out this post on PetaPixel.
  • International Photographic Competition Results Online Now!

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:28 pm
    You might have heard, but the International Photographic Competition (IPC) was last week!The results are in and they are GOOD! More images, more merit images, and WAY more images going l