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  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III

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    Jim Harmer
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Unless Canon and Nikon change their course immediately, they are soon to be eaten up by camera manufacturers who are implementing technologies made cheap by the smart phone industry. Relax, trolls. I’m not suggesting that a phone can compare with a DSLR in terms of image quality.  And yes, I recognize that you could make a comparison like the one below with different stats and show how the 5D Mark III would kick the iPhone’s butt.  That’s not the point.
  • Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting

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    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
        Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR. In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the tweaked ergonomics, the design and other new features of the camera, such as the tilting rear LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and compares them to his own personal Nikon camera, a D800E. He, of course, also takes it out... (read more)
  • Needing Inspiration

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    Dave
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I haven’t had enough time to get out and shoot trying to balance everything I have going on in my life with work, family and travel.  Perhaps I’m needing inspiration.   Perhaps I need to launch a 365 project or something to get my creative juices flowing again. I was able to get out last weekend and shoot a little film with my new Leica MP.  The MP is a a very simple and clean film camera.   MP stand for mechanical perfection. I ended up trading my Leica M6J for an MP.  I had a friend who was interested in my M6J.  I shoot my 28mm lens a lot and the .85 viewfinder on the M6J…
  • I’m Calling In Tired!

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    Scott Kelby
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Greetings from New York where by whatever time you read this, I’ll probably still be sound asleep.I’m feeling MUCH better (despite the fact that my voice sounds just awful), but I had a crazy busy, awesome, fun, tiring, exhausting, I’m really toast kind of day, so I’m kinda calling in “Tired.” (you can do that, right?)Lots to share next week (the Mylio launch and party last night was just so cool)!Today (Friday), I’ve got two sessions then I’m off to the airport:> 10:45 am — “How to Shoot Sports Like a Pro” at Canon’s…
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

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    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
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  • Protesters Storm, Burn Burkina Faso Parliament

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, has been the scene of violent protests today, as demonstrators vent their anger over a proposal to extend President Blaise Compaore's 27-year rule. The storming of the parliament building today marked the culmination of several days of demonstrations. A reported 1,500 protesters ransacked offices and set buildings, documents, equipment, and vehicles ablaze. Security forces attempted to control the crowds using tear gas and live rounds. Emergency services said at least three protesters have been shot dead and several others wounded so far. Ouagadougou…
  • The Many Lives of Darth Vader

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Since his debut in the 1977 movie Star Wars, Darth Vader has been a rather busy Sith Lord. Apart from appearing in several movies since, Vader has also taken time out to participate in many other activities. For example, in recent months, he has shown a keen interest in Ukrainian politics. Over the years, news photographers have captured Lord Vader at premieres, rallies, promotional events, conferences, and sporting events, and even caught him at some low points, including a bank robbery. Gathered here are a handful of images of Vader's offscreen appearances around the world (Earth). [26…
  • Lava Flow Threatens Pahoa, Hawaii

    28 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    On June 27, a new lava flow emerged from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano, flowing to the northeast at a rate varying from 2 meters per hour up to 15 meters per hour. In the months since, the "June 27 breakout" lava flow has crossed more than 12 miles and now threatens the small town of Pahoa. The molten rock has already claimed acres of forest, several roads, and small farm buildings, and buried the Pahoa Cemetery. Dozens of Pahoa residents have been evacuated ahead of the slow-moving disaster, as state and federal officials work to protect what they can and plan for the worst. If the flow continues…
  • 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II

    26 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    National Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest, is nearing the deadline for entries this year—the final day will be October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. National Geographic was once again kind enough to let me choose among more of its entries so far for display here on In Focus. Captions written by the individual photographers. Also, be sure to see Part I, earlier on In Focus. [25 photos] Onno, a teenage girl from the Arbore tribe in Omo Valley in Ethiopia. Onno,…
  • Photos of the Week: 10/18-10/24

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    This week we take a look at puppets from Sri Lanka and France, attacks on ISIS militants in Kobani, a partial eclipse of the sun, a foamy raisin weekend at St Andrew's University, the shooting in Ottawa, Diwali celebrations, and much more. [35 photos] Friends Aanka Batta (left) and Kelly Vaduka take a selfie in front of illuminations as they celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali in Leicester, England, on October 23, 2014. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
 
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  • Times Square

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    The intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood on New York City is at or near the top of any tourist destinations list. There are always amazing sights to see, and here's a collection of photos of the spectacles. --By Lane Turner
  • The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest deadline is approaching. It is Oct. 31. Here is a selection of entries that will be judged in three categories: people, places and nature. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. For all of the photos in the contest, visit http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-contest/2014/
  • Pokot archers of Kenya

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 am
    Most boys of the Pokot tribe in Alale, Kenya, are unable to attend school due to their daily duty of cattle herding and their role as “warriors” to protect against cattle rustlers of the neighboring Turkana tribe. Dinah Hellen Chebitwey, a 52-year-old early childhood education officer, teaches Pokot boys the game of archery in an attempt to transform their skills into a means of peace-building. Chebitwey hopes to engage her counterpart in Turkana to create a program where boys from two rival communities can compete in the game of archery to deepen exchanges and learn to embrace…
  • Red Sox: Slivers of light at Fenway Park

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    There were more shadows than light at Fenway Park this year. Although the World Champion Red Sox finished dead last this year, nearly 3 million fans watched them play. Because there were few highlights this season we take a last look at the slivers of light, patterns and people that make Fenway a special place. --By Stan Grossfeld
  • Autumn Colors, 2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 6:52 am
    Before cold temperatures arrive, nature treats us to a world of vibrant hues (21 photos try to capture the beauty) --By Leanne Burden Seidel.
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  • Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Olympus has announced the Japan-only release of the Stylus 1s, a successor to its Stylus 1 enthusiast compact camera. Maintaining almost all of the same hardware as the Stylus 1, the Stylus 1s offers an OM-D based design with a fixed lens and provides some software upgrades. Read more
  • DxO Labs introduces OpticsPro 10 with atmospheric haze correction feature

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    DxO has taken the wraps off its OpticsPro 10, the latest software version that brings with it, among other things, DxO ClearView for correcting atmospheric haze. Joining the new feature are some improvements to the software, not the least of which is enhanced noise reduction promised to trump competing products, as well as interface changes. Read more
  • Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Luxury goods brand Brikk has released the price of its forthcoming 'Lux Nikon kit' that has been finished in its trademark yellow gold and which will be on sale this month. Set to cost $41,395, the kit will include a gold plated Nikon Df body, a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens with gold plated lens cap and lens hood, together with the usual charger, cables and software, and will come in a specially made gold plated Zero Haliburton hard case. Read more
  • First Hasselblad in space goes to auction next month

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The first Zeiss lens and Hasselblad 500C camera to visit space will be going up for auction on November 13 via RR Auction in Boston. The unit is a piece of history, having joined Wally Schirra during the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission and, later on, Gordon Cooper during the Mercury-Atlas 9 mission. Read more
  • Sony G Series XQD format v.2 memory cards introduced

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sony has introduced a new line of XQD format version 2 memory cards, the G Series. As with other XQD cards, the G Series promises fast read and write speeds that are able to match the demanding needs of select cameras, such as the Nikon D4 and D4s. In turn, Nikon has announced that the D4s will support Sony's version 2 XQD cards, with improved write speeds and burst capacities. Read more
 
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  • I’m Calling In Tired!

    Scott Kelby
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Greetings from New York where by whatever time you read this, I’ll probably still be sound asleep.I’m feeling MUCH better (despite the fact that my voice sounds just awful), but I had a crazy busy, awesome, fun, tiring, exhausting, I’m really toast kind of day, so I’m kinda calling in “Tired.” (you can do that, right?)Lots to share next week (the Mylio launch and party last night was just so cool)!Today (Friday), I’ve got two sessions then I’m off to the airport:> 10:45 am — “How to Shoot Sports Like a Pro” at Canon’s…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Wildlife Photographer Adam Jones on The Canon 7D Mark II Wildlife photographer Adam Jones talks with KelbyOne’s Mia McCormick about his thoughts on the new Canon 7D Mark II. Adam talks about how shooting high ISO has helped him get free from his tripod and shoot handheld. Adam also talks about the crop factor and how it benefits the way he shoots.If you’ve been itching to get some hands-on time with this new camera, you’ll be able to this week at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC! Just swing by the Canon booth on the expo floor and try it out for yourself today, tomorrow, or…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Steve Simon!

    Brad Moore
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Passionate Photographer – A Life Obsessed All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. I love photography. My tagline says “obsessed by all things photographic” and it’s true.When I was 16, I spent a summer riding around my suburban Montreal home on a 70cc motorcycle, an all-mechanical Nikon FM/35mm lens dangling from my neck. I was documenting community life for a local weekly newspaper long since gone. Even better, I got paid for it. As good as it gets I thought.Years later, I graduated university with a journalism degree, and I couldn’t wait to aim my camera at issues I…
  • Now I’m Offically “More-Sicky”

    Scott Kelby
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    After feeling sicky for about a week, and every day feeling like the next day I was going to be better, I actually started getting worse in the past couple of days.  My wifey gave me that “Boy, you need to go to the doctor” look yesterday, so I did and the Doc didn’t like my cough at all — he did chest X-rays, and I do have a full-on case of Bronchitis. After looking at my x-rays he said if I hadn’t come in, it would have been pneumonia by Friday, so as usual, the wifey was right (man, I say that a lot).I felt really cruddy yesterday, but now I’m on four…
  • My Football Game Day Shooting The UT Vols

    Scott Kelby
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    It’s taken me a while, but I finally got my football shots from the Vols/Gator’s game a few weeks back, posted over at Exposure.co.I’ve got lots of behind-the-scenes shots, and the whole story behind the day, including shots inside the locker room; on-field during warm-ups, and of course during the game itself.If you get a quick minute, I hope you’ll check them out (here’s the link).I’m shooting the Bucs/Vikings NFL game on Sunday if I can shake this cold that’s hit me this week. Finger’s crossed ’cause it could be a great day of really…
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  • Exploring London

    Dave
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    After a busy week in London I finally had a day for myself for exploring London and some photography.  I was initially thinking I was going to host a photowalk but I was pretty burnt out from the week so I decided to spend the day catching up with colleagues and shooting alone.   Often on photowalks I spend more time talking than shooting and this weekend I really wanted to get some shooting done. I headed out to East London to explore a bit. Today’s configuration: Leica M Monochrom with a Leica Summilux 28mm f/2.0 East London is full of lots of little markets and cool shops.   You…
  • Needing Inspiration

    Dave
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    I haven’t had enough time to get out and shoot trying to balance everything I have going on in my life with work, family and travel.  Perhaps I’m needing inspiration.   Perhaps I need to launch a 365 project or something to get my creative juices flowing again. I was able to get out last weekend and shoot a little film with my new Leica MP.  The MP is a a very simple and clean film camera.   MP stand for mechanical perfection. I ended up trading my Leica M6J for an MP.  I had a friend who was interested in my M6J.  I shoot my 28mm lens a lot and the .85 viewfinder on the M6J…
  • Then comes the rain

    Dave
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I went to the 3rd day of Tokyo Photo last weekend but skipping the 4th as Tokyo was getting pounded with a typhoon.  The typhoon didn’t turn out to be too bad mother nature is blessing us with a super typhoon that was just down graded to a tropical storm tonight.  Mother Nature really gives Japan a hard time… I decided to try out a few more head shots on some familiar faces; Holger and Giovanni. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/1.4. I have to say I so enjoyed watching people looking at my photography… I headed out with Jeremy and one of his…
  • Day 2: Tokyo Photo

    Dave
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Yesterday was day 2 of Tokyo Photo!   I spent most of the day at there chatting with other photographers, meeting people and selling a few ShootTokyo Books. Today’s Configuration:  Leica M9-P with Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.  Tokyo Photo will be running today and tomorrow from 12-7.   I’ll be there again today in the late afternoon so please stop by! Amiee has a little crush on David Bowie… This is the Dai Nippon Printing booth.   They were joking we should remove the N and just call it the DP booth… Meet Yo!  She is the first one who contacted…
  • Opening Night: Tokyo Photo 2014

    Dave
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Last night I attended the opening reception for Tokyo Photo 2014.   I was very excited because the Heaps Magazine interview about me was going to be on display , there would be a brochure given out and Tokyo Photo was letting me set up a table to sell my books.   When I got to Tokyo Photo I was setting up my books and the writer for the article came over to say Hi and asked me why I didn’t go and see my photos.   I gave them very large resolution files for the magazine but what I didn’t realize is they were also making a few huge prints to hang up around the magazine display as…
 
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  • Top 10 Gifts for Photographers under $250

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It's almost that wonderful time of the year again (I know, right?) and the gift shopping frenzy is about to start. Some people love giving gifts, others are much more into receiving them .The point is that if you're going to spend money on a gift for someone, it might as well be something good. So we've decided to step in and help with a seasonal series of articles that will hopefully inspire this Christmas shopping session. We're going to start with a list of ten awesome gifts you can get for less than $250.Let's check them out. 1. Vanguard Sedona 51BL Backpack This is a backpack that's…
  • Top 10 Gifts for Photographers under $100

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Our series of gift lists for photographers continues with cool stuff you can buy for less than $100. It’s a pretty round amount of money and often a standard budget for buying gifts. As always, our mission is to show you the best deals and makes sure you get the most out of your money. Here are the top 10 gifts you can buy for less than $100. Cotton Carrier Strap Shot This is a great add-on for your backpack. It is a secure camera locking system with instant release, perfectly suited for event, sports and nature photography. See more specs about this item here. Sirui 3T-35K Tabletop Tripod…
  • The 5 Photography Accessories All Photographers Expect to Find in Their Stockings

    27 Oct 2014 | 12:57 pm
    PhotographyTalk is pleased to introduce Hunt’s Photo and Video to our community. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, it is New England’s Largest Photography Retailer with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. The third generation of the Farber family is now operating Hunt’s, which sold its first photography equipment during the 1950s. PhotographyTalk recommends that you make it your first choice during this and every Christmas holiday season for gift buying and become your primary source of new equipment throughout the year. Promaster “Selfie…
  • Top 5 DSLR Cameras that Photographers Want for Christmas

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    PhotographyTalk is pleased to introduce Hunt’s Photo and Video to our community. For those of you unfamiliar with the company, it is New England’s Largest Photography Retailer with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. The third generation of the Farber family is now operating Hunt’s, which sold its first photography equipment during the 1950s. PhotographyTalk recommends that you make it your first choice during this and every Christmas holiday season for gift buying and become your primary source of new equipment throughout the year. {module Improve your…
  • Still think it's hard to carry a tripod with you all the time? Think again!

    22 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    I'm not a superstitious person, but I do believe in bad luck. However, not in the classical sense. Some of the most haunting examples of bad luck in my career have been missed shots . Most of them were in low light and almost all of them happened because I couldn't stabilize my camera. Needless to say , they were opportunities you don't come across very often in one lifetime. After a series of these and many frustrations, I decided to find a solution, a product that I could carry anywhere with me and that would be strong enough to hold my D800 or Sony a7R.  Carrying conventional tripods…
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  • Pro Natural Lighting Tips: Photojournalism – Ed Kashi

    Nathaniel Chu
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Natural Lighting Tips: Photojournalism – Ed Kashi Photo courtesy of Ed Kashi Watch The Full Video Award-winning photojournalist, Ed Kashi, sits down with Marc this to discuss his unique style of photography and his transition from artificial to natural lighting. Kashi describes his unique style as “candid intimacy” for his approach to long-form visual storytelling. Be sure to watch the entire video to hear all of his advice including natural lighting tips. Key Points Get as close as you can without disrupting the subject Do not become dependent on artificial lighting Focus…
  • Ask A Pro: What flash triggers would you recommend?

    Nathaniel Chu
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Q: I have a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon 430EX, I want to fire the flash off camera with shutter speeds higher than 1/200th sec (high speed sync) I don’t need different groups or anything fancy, what flash triggers would you recommend? A: This will be dependent on how fancy you want to get with your controls. If you want a pure, consistent radio trigger and intend to control the flash yourself, something like these will work just fine:…
  • AYP Insider: Tips On Shooting An Event

    Lam Nguyen
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The only thing I love as much as photography is music. As such, I’ve spent a good portion of my life going to shows and festivals, both as a spectator and a photographer. This past weekend, I found myself at the Treasure Island Music Festival. Attendance was a scant 15,000 or so. This may sound like a lot of people but considering that festivals like Coachella regularly see more than ten times that many, Treasure Island feels downright intimate. Though I would have liked to have donned a press pass, this time, I was there as just a spectator with my trusty point and shoot. Given that most…
  • Chris Burkard California Travel Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    Photo by Chris Burkard Watch The Full Video On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we bring you an inspiring travel photography story straight from our friend and professional surf photographer, Chris Burkard. Chris shares with us his journey that started from a simple idea and ended with a #1 selling book entitled The California Surf Project. Chris Burkard is a photographer, artist, and traveler with a passion for adventure and exploration. He is a widely-revered surf photographer and is the author of the new book The California Surf Project, a fully illustrated travel diary that…
  • Behind The Camera: Anna Kuperberg Talks About Her Photo

    Nathaniel Chu
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    Photo by Anna Kuperberg “I love this photo because it is pensive; the older boy is looking out the window. He’s not too keen on the younger baby getting all the attention, but at the same time he wants to break out on his own and not be with mom all the time. He is gazing outside with his breath on the cold glass, and you wonder what he is thinking. Meanwhile, his mom is holding the baby and watching him quietly. You can just see her in one of the many mirrors. It’s a quiet moment with a lot of love and a little bit of tension. I didn’t know this when I shot it, but…
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  • Networking At Its Best for Photographers

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:29 pm
    by Bryan Caporicci I've written a lot about the bigger conventions and one of the best benefits, networking. It's not particularly complicated and yet so many of you still haven't figured it out.Here's my point...all year long you should be spending a certain amount of time active in social media. I'm defining social media as everything you're doing on the Internet that involves you communicating with clients, other photographers and the manufacturers. It's primarily Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. I'm not suggesting how much time you should be spending in cyber space...you know when…
  • Throwback Thursday - Happy Birthday Pop

    30 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    Tomorrow is my Dad's 92nd birthday, so I can't think of anyone better to profile for Throwback Thursday.    Dad on the right 1926 Dad in High School - hand-colored Olan Mills portrait Dad in uniform 1942 A year or so after my folks were married - notice the outfits - that was casual attire for Dad then! 1948 Clowning around with one of my favorite covers from an old copy of Rangefinder Magazine. So, Pop, you're hitting 92 tomorrow and I'm out of town, but we did do a pretty good job celebrating two weeks ago on Honor Flight in D. C.  Here's the cool thing though:I've said this…
  • 20 Ideas for Photographers to Help Build Confidence

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:34 am
    © tashatuvango - Fotolia Yesterday's post on confidence was a beginning for this topic, but there are some other sources.A few months ago we launched a new forum on Facebook called, GoingPro. The whole purpose was to get the help of a dozen or so of the best known educators in professional photography as administrators and  then do our best to help everyone with the challenges they have in raising the bar on any aspect of their business.Looking over everyone's comments about where they need help, it seems to be in two primary categories, building confidence and marketing. While I'd…
  • Confidence in Your Dreams, Your Skills and Your Decisions

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    © kentoh - Fotolia Click on image for original source. "If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your prieset, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT."Frank Zappa I don't usually quote Frank Zappa, but he hit on one of my pet peeves, people who can't make a move without checking with dozens of other people to get confirmation that what they're doing is right. Feedback is terrific, but most of the time you know in your gut whether you're going in the right direction or not. We all do it, some more…
  • Head Shots: A Campaign to "Clean Up" Your Community

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    First Byte:  First Bytes are 1-2 minute summaries and suggestions that tie directly to a specific blog post. I'm hoping they're helpful in expanding the topic of the post itself. © Rawpixel - Fotolia Last week I did a post about head shots, primarily in reference to your Facebook page, but let's talk about a campaign to clean up your community! Seriously, take a look at the head shots of every business owner you can find within a fifty mile radius...horrible, right? I lived in the Los Angeles area back in my Rangefinder/WPPI days and the only professionally done business…
 
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  • Kolmanskop and a New Facebook Page

    Trey Ratcliff
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    New Facebook Page! We’ve started a new Facebook Page for Trey Ratcliff! I’m moving it all off my personal page over there… so stop by and have a Like! We’re doing a special week-long event there, and it ends with an AMA, so stay tuned! New Visual Interview with Adobe I did an interview with Adobe… but it’s kind of a cool interview because they asked me to answer each question with a photo! Daily Photo – Kolmanskop This is an amazing place! It's an abandoned diamond mining town near Lüderitz in Namibia. The nearby desert has blown in and covered…
  • Air New Zealand, Behind the Scenes

    Trey Ratcliff
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Want to see the Behind-the-Scenes video? I did a fun photoshoot with Air New Zealand, and some of the photos are just now starting to come out. We also made a cool behind-the-scenes video there, which we will release for free to newsletter subscribers (which is also free!) The Most Beautiful Newsletter Ever! Here’s one of the unofficial, behind-the-scenes photos I took in between scenes… That’s Rosanna there – I love the elf ears! Daily Photo – The Seats on Air New Zealand I set this shot up in New Zealand… it was pretty challenging to shoot, but…
  • Sunset in Southern China

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Don’t forget to Subscribe Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! If you do, then you get the first look as soon as I make videos “Public”! Daily Photo – Sunset in Southern China This was one of my favorite areas to visit in China a few months ago. And, even better, we were treated with a truly remarkable sunset. Sunsets like this don't happen there much, so I felt very lucky to be in the right spot at the right time. It was certainly hard to get up to this position… many cuts, bruises, and lots of blood was spilled to get here. But I forgot…
  • A Black and White Photo

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    More Grouping Names I got re-oriented with all my collective animal names while in Africa. Some of my favorites are a Venue of Vultures, a Journey of Giraffes (or if still, a Tower), a Coalition of Cheetahs, and a Memory of Elephants. Daily Photo – A Black and White Photo I thought this seemed like an ideal time to try out some black and white photography! This dazzle of zebras (that is the group name, right? How cool!) was running around trying to find some of the pools of water that are now starting to dry up all over the Okavango Delta. It makes these places hotly contested! They…
  • Dragontemple

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Looking at the shapes One thing I’ve been trying to do more and more is examine the outlined shapes of whatever I am photographing. Sometimes I get so caught up in the texture and detail that I forget that the overall shape is perhaps the most interesting part of that. Anyway, the more I start thinking about the shape, the more I end up with images like this new favorite one below. Daily Photo – Dragontemple Here's a view of my favorite new temple as a vile light comes behind it. I love the shape of this place so much! It's almost too good to be true. Sadly, I was kicked…
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  • iPhone 6 Plus vs. Canon 5D Mark III

    Jim Harmer
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Unless Canon and Nikon change their course immediately, they are soon to be eaten up by camera manufacturers who are implementing technologies made cheap by the smart phone industry. Relax, trolls. I’m not suggesting that a phone can compare with a DSLR in terms of image quality.  And yes, I recognize that you could make a comparison like the one below with different stats and show how the 5D Mark III would kick the iPhone’s butt.  That’s not the point.
  • 15 Landscape Photography Tips I Learned Last Week [IP90]

    Darin Mellor
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin discuss some Landscape Photography Tips we learned over the past week.  Tips range from using a the lens filters to taking control of undesired color in Lightroom.  Darin & Jim also talk about a few photography news items. What’s in this episode: Using a Polarizer to cut down glare and reduce unwanted highlights. How Neutral Density Filters help intentionally blur parts of the photo. Staying away from Interpolated ISO & why a low Native ISO is more…
  • 15 Portrait Photography Tips I Learned Last Week [IP89]

    Darin Mellor
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim and Darin meet to discuss 15 Portrait Photography Tips each of us learned last week.  These tips and tricks range from taking portraits of Olympic Gold Medalists all the way to photographing our families. What’s in this episode Taking your own family photos. – (Jim’s Family Photo Link 1  Jim’s Family Photo Link 2) Using a flash transmitter as a remote shutter. Getting to know your client with safe shots. Why assistants keep us on our toes and at the…
  • Friends, Family, & Inspiration w/ Darin Mellor [IP88]

    Darin Mellor
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin sits down to formally introduce himself and shares how he got to where he is today.  A discussion about the importance of family, friends, networking, peers, and mentors are mentioned as a way to stay inspired.  Using tips from our recent landscape show, [IP86], Darin finds ways to creatively take pictures alongside his father whom is also an avid professional photographer. What’s in this episode Jim’s travels to Portland, Oregon and Babcock State Park in West…
  • Earning & Owning the Perspective, Q&A with Jim & Darin [IP87]

    Darin Mellor
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin sit down to answer a few questions from not only listeners of the Improve Photography Podcast, but also a question from a PhotoClasses.com student.  Darin & Jim answer questions about earning a living through paid shoots, publishing your work, and more. What’s in this episode A discussion of when model releases are needed. Tips & Tricks for taking better action shots with low ambient light. The benefits and drawbacks of different flash modes; and…
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    TWIP

  • Your Itinerary 01: An Interview with Juan Pons

    Rob
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Episode 1 of Your Itinerary is part one of my two-part interview with nature and wildlife photographer Juan Pons. Juan just led his first RV photo workshop and he took a five week trip in his Airstream last summer. Juan and I talk about some of the ins and outs of different types of RV's, and what it's like to travel and shoot from an RV. The post Your Itinerary 01: An Interview with Juan Pons appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Panasonic Lumix LX100

    Doug
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    The new Panasonic/Lumix LX100 is getting a lot of buzz for being the smallest still-image camera that can also shoot 4K video. It seems to be aimed directly at Sony’s third-generation RX100 mkIII. The post Panasonic Lumix LX100 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary Episode 00: Hello World!

    Frederick
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    The TWiP audience has spoken, and one of the most requested topics for the show has been travel photography. After much searching and vetting, I’m really excited to announce the newest addition to the TWiP Network — “Your Itinerary” with host Rob Knight! The post Your Itinerary Episode 00: Hello World! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 383 – iMac 5K – Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster.

    Bruce
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    In this episode of TWiP, Martin Bailey & Derrick Story join Frederick Van Johnson to talk about Apple's most recent hardware announcement including new iPads and a new iMac with a 5K display. Plus Adobe releases a utility to help Aperture users migrate their libraries over to Lightroom. The post TWiP 383 – iMac 5K – Bigger, Better, Stronger, Faster. appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 05: Q&A and Street Challenge

    Valerie
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    On this episode of Street Focus, I answer questions sent by Mark Reierson and Steve Brokaw about making money with your street photography. Also, what to do in a situation when someone confronts you on the street about taking their picture. And how to mix fashion and street photography. And there's a new Street Challenge! MOTION! The post Street Focus 05: Q&A and Street Challenge appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Nikon D750 Shooter’s Report Part I: In the hand & in the field - physical features and general shooting

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
        Nikon fans, the wait is over. Our Nikon D750 Shooter's Report is underway! Taking off to the wilderness of Maine, nature and landscape photographer Jeremy Gray has now returned with the first installment of his hands-on review of Nikon's latest full-frame DSLR. In this part, Jeremy shares his thoughts on the tweaked ergonomics, the design and other new features of the camera, such as the tilting rear LCD and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, and compares them to his own personal Nikon camera, a D800E. He, of course, also takes it out... (read more)
  • It’s a whole new DxO! Major updates land for Optics Pro, FilmPack, Viewpoint; pricing restructured, too

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
        Over the years, we've seen some pretty significant updates to French software company DxO Labs' flagship Optics Pro raw image processing app, not least of which was last year's Optics Pro 9, which brought a radically rethough noise-processing engine. A year later, though, the company has taken things to the next level, with significant updates to its three main imaging apps, a new look for the DxO brand, and a complete rethink of its pricing structure. That last point in particular is huge news for DxO's customers. In a... (read more)
  • Camera Deals of the Day: Nikon D610 Price Drop: $1697; Panasonic GH4 Bundle Deals; Pentax K-5 IIs $597; Canon 70D $999 and much more!

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:15 am
        Camera Deals of the Day is back! Yes, there's been a quite a bit of time since the last deals post, but boy, oh, boy, are there a lot of awesome deals for camera gear now. We've found major savings on everything from Nikon full-frame DSLRs, big bundle deals on Panasonic GH4s, lens and camera rebates on Fuji gear, a major deals on a Pentax enthusiast/pro DSLR, and many more, including camera bags and computer monitors! Whew. Be sure to check back on IR, as more deals and discounts will be rolling in as we head into prime pre-holiday... (read more)
  • Ricoh’s weather-sealed HD Pentax 16-85mm zoom to ship within weeks

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
        During the recent Photokina tradeshow in Germany, Ricoh didn't have any new products to show under its Pentax interchangeable-lens camera brand, but the company did have a new lens roadmap on hand, forecasting delivery of four new K-mount zoom lenses in 2014 or later. Today, the first of those four optics has been made official, with the unveiling of the HD Pentax DA 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 ED DC WR lens. The new Pentax 16-85mm lens is, as its name would imply, a weather and dust-resistant optic with Ricoh's excellent HD coating,... (read more)
  • Sony pro support program comes to the USA; Artisans program expanded to 30 photographers

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
        Last spring, we told readers about a new support program launched by Sony in Japan, and aimed at professional photographers shooting with the company's Alpha cameras. If you're an Alpha-mount pro in the US market, we have good news for you today -- a similar scheme has just launched in the US market. Effective immediately, active professionals (be they self-employed or part of a professional imaging business) who own at least two Alpha-mount full-frame bodies and three Zeiss or Sony G-branded lenses will be able to apply to... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 30 October 2014, Thursday

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Yosemite Files Nikon D750 Viewfinder (actual view). As I'm sorting my images from the last few weeks for publication, I've added a new Nikon D750 finder image, and Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L Bokeh samples to their reviews. Here's a file from my D810 at ISO 7,200: Camp Curry, Yosemite, 17 October 2014.(Nikon D810, 28-300mm VR at 100mm, f/5.3 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 7,200, Perfectly Clear.) bigger or Camera-original JPG file.   Nikon D2Hs and 35/1.8 DX. NEW: Nikon D2Hs Review. Nikon doesn't want you to know this, but while consumer landscape and portrait cameras like the D810 and D750 fill-in…
  • 29 October 2014, Wednesday

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Katie, 26 October 2014. NEW: Frames-per-Second: Why it Matters for Sports.   NEW: Nikon D810 image samples in all file types. Want to see what a 115MB TIFF looks like? It looks just like a JPG! Now you can see for yourself.   DEAL: TASCAM DSLR pro audio recorder bundle: $210 with free US OVERNIGHT shipping! Click "Add to bundle" for printer and paper, then click "Add bundle to cart." IN STOCK: World's first 0.5 TB (512 GB) SD Card! I shoot SMALL BASIC JPGs at about 1 MB each, so it would hold 500,000 shots. Would my camera last that long? On my D810 shot as TIFF…
  • 25 October 2014, Saturday

    24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sunset over Lanai as seen from Lahaina Harbor, Maui, Hawai'i. NEW: No Regrets. During one of my workshops this week, someone suspected that great photographers — or even I — must have regrets over all the missed photos we must have suffered over the years. Nope! Next week I'll talk about objectives.   DEAL: Canon T5 with two lenses and printer: $358! Click "Add to bundle" for printer and paper, then click "Add bundle to cart." Final price $358 (after mail-in rebate) for: Canon Rebel T5 Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Canon 75-300mm F/4-5.6 III Canon…
  • 22 October 2014, Wednesday

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Live from the Sierras! Hopefully you've all been following my live feed from Yosemite and the Eastern Sierra (or however you find my Facebook page) this past week. I've been out shooting from dawn to dark, and been broadcasting live from my iPhone 6 Plus. I'm out shooting most of today, too. I use my new backpack to haul way too much gear from my studio to the back of a car. No way do I use a backpack to hold gear as I'm out shooting; I only carry one or two bodies or lenses at a time while all the rest of the cameras sit by themselves in the backpack. I don't carry any camera cases or…
  • 16 October 2014, Thursday

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I finally found a backpack I love! Think Tank Airport Commuter. I've always hated backpacks, and just found one I love. I needed some way to carry my 300/2.8 in the field, and my usual stuffing-it-in-my-pocket or a waist pack wasn't going to work. I just got a Think Tank Airport Commuter, and it's perfect! It holds my big 300/2.8, as well as a couple of pro bodies and a bunch of other lenses and accessories and a laptop and more, and it's actually comfortable. The Airport Commuter weighs a lot less than I had expected, and it even comes with a cable and combination lock for additional…
 
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    Joe Philipson

  • Becca and Joe Rath

    Joe Philipson
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    I was invited to a wedding this summer, and although I wasn’t the photographer, I brought my camera and made some frames.
  • NYC and MOMA Art Book Fair 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Inspiration: Atbin Eslami's Video Bio

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Optimum Digital Exposure

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
      One of the most popular articles on Luminous-Landscape is by Michael Reichmann Expose (to the) Right from 2003.  It’s an article that has been referenced numerous times and even today makes total sense.  Today, Bob DiNatale revisits this concept in his article The Optimum Digital Exposure.  It’s a different take on achieving a good exposure with today’s digital cameras. Michael and Kevin are traveling this week.  Michael is headed to PhotoPlus East (PPE) and Kevin is headed to Scotland to lead a Rockhopper Workshop.  Michael will publish an…
  • 23 October, 2014 - Arches National Park - A Quick Guide To Photography

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:26 pm
        The National Parks in the US offer a wide variety of photographic opportunities for the landscape photographer.  There is so much to see and photograph, and all of these great parks have something unique to see.  This is the second of a continuing series of National Park Quick Guides by QT Luong.  In his previous guide QT described all the good location in Acadia National Park.  Today QT takes us to Arches National Park, which is one of the most famous parks for photographers. ...
  • 20 October, 2014 - About Photographic Competitions

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
      Every now and then Alain Briot contributes an article that starts good discussions in the forum.  Today’s article About Print Competitions will be just that kind of article.  In his last article Alain did a very good essay about Critiquing Photographs.  Now he takes us into the area of judging prints entered into competitions.  Alain covers just about all aspects one could think of when it comes to judging prints in competitions.  For many photographers this is a part of learning as well as recognition.  You decide after reading the article. In my…
  • 17, October, 2014 - I Wish I Knew How To Paint

    17 Oct 2014 | 5:26 pm
      Sometimes it is good to slow it down and reflect on our photography.  In his last article Frank Sauer showed us how much we could find to photograph in our own backyard.  Today we share Frank Sauer’s newest essay I Wish I Knew How To Paint.  I hope you enjoy this essay and take some time this weekend to explore the world around you and try some photography like Frank describes.   We still have a few spots open on our first and second Antarctica Trips.  Take a look at the instructor line up and give some serious consideration in joining us for this amazing…
  • 15 October, 2014 - View Luminous Endowment Grant Applications

    15 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
      As a visitor to this site you are one of over a million people each month who visit here from all over the globe. We share a common passion for photography. But you may not know that a few months ago Michael Reichmann created a new not-for-profit called The Luminous Endowment for Photographers. The Endowment’s purpose is to fund photographic projects worldwide. Projects by photographers like you. Our first grant period is coming to a close at the end of this month. Here are links to the applications received so far. There are some very exciting projects seeking funding, and…
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • How I Made That Bird Picture (and Print)

    Michael Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:06 pm
    By Ctein [Ctein's "Bird Impression" Print Sale ends tomorrow at noon Central time. —Mike] Before I dive into this particular monologue, I want to remind you that the purpose of illustrations are to illustrate a point. They don't prove anything. Most especially, not when they're JPEGs plugged into some website and viewed in a browser. How much connection they have to reality is something one should question. Furthermore, the point of this exercise is to produce a lovely finished print. What looks best in a big print is not always the same as what looks best in a…
  • B&H Photo's PhotoPlus Deals

    Michael Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:48 pm
    B&H Photo has a large number of items on special sale through tomorrow, in honor of New Yawk Citay's own PhotoPlus 2014. That includes a Canon Pixma Pro-1 for only $400 (I believe the original price was in the $1,200 range, and the regular everyday price is $1,000). You must use the promo code BHPPE14 during checkout, and some of the discounts combine with mail-in rebates for the total savings. (Please don't ask me to explain specific deals, because I dunno. Yer on yer own here Bub.) Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All…
  • The Oporopolist is a Papacolist (OT)

    Michael Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    In the first two paragraphs of the second chapter of Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov uses eight words that I don't know the meaning of. Three are foreign words (two Latin, one apparently French) that he presumes (incorrectly in my case) that I, his reader, am educated enough to know; that leaves five words in English that might as well be Greek to me. And my vocabularly level is anywhere from the 92nd to the 97th percentile among American adults, depending on which test you trust. In most books, I won't encounter five words that are unknown to me in a whole chapter or even more,…
  • More Crack for Photographers

    Michael Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:57 am
    ...Like we needed more things to want. The 27-inch iMac with a 5k Retina display. Yikes. Just sayin'. Mike Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)Featured Comments from: BWJones: "I've seen one in person and they are amazing...think about this: the desktop wallpaper is equivalent to a 25MP camera sensor [actually just short of 15…
  • Brian Thomas and Seeing the Dead

    Michael Johnston
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:32 am
    One of the last and best photo essays from the Pile of Prints website—"Seeing the Dead," a photo essay about how people see the dead differently in Mexico and America. (This is a surreptitious warning to the clueless that Halloween is tomorrow, and you need to be prepared for when the doorbell rings.) Mike(Thanks to Brian) Original contents copyright 2014 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the…
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    Nikonians News

  • Nikon D750 - More Than an Update

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:46 am
    Three months before Christmas Nikon presents a new full-frame DSLR - a camera which lies between the D610 and D810, but is more than an upgrade of the D700. Discover more in our first review about this novelty.
  • Urban and Street Photography Workshop comes to Europe

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    After various locations across the United States and Canada, Rick Hulbert’s Urban and Street Photography Workshop comes also to London and Munich in May 2015.
  • Nikonians Academy adding dates, courses to 2015 calendar

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the academy staff is wrapping up the October schedule with plenty more to come before the year is out. Mike posted a quick message from the road: "What a busy few weeks we've had at the Nikonians Academy. With photo adventure travel to Acadia National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yosemite National Park and classroom workshops in Los Angeles and Seattle, we are busier than ever. This week, we have workshops in New York and still have a few seats available if you'd like to sign up."
  • Capture One Pro 8 Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:07 am
    Capture One is the premium Raw Developer package, squarely aimed at professionals who need to combine excellent results with a robust workflow and the ability to manage large numbers of big files swiftly. Now it comes with the Pro Version 8. Read more to discover the new tool.
  • Academy wrapping up the 2014 Calendar

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Steve Simon is running his signature Passionate Photographer workshop at his new studio in New York. We have already prepared for the brand new Nikon D750 and are including this in our existing D610/D7100 workshop classes. If you have a D750, come join us in New York (beginning October 21).
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • Epson Expands Professional Photo Scanner Lineup with New Epson Perfection V800 Photo and V850 Pro

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Tweet New Perfection V800 Series Sets Industry Standards for Pro-Level Scanning Quality, Speed and Control NEW YORK (PhotoPlus Expo 2014 Booth #701) – Oct. 30, 2014 – Epson America today introduced two new photo scanners – the Epson Perfection V800 Photo and Epson Perfection V850 Pro. Building on the success of its award-winning scanner line, the V800 Photo and V850 Pro are advanced scanning solutions that consistently deliver precise color and detail for film and photo archiving and reproductions. Featuring 4800 x 6400 dpi optical resolution1 with a 4.0 Dmax optical density and…
  • Announcing CaptureSync – Multi-Camera Capture Software for Mac OS X

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Tweet Bensoftware today announced the release of CaptureSync 1.0, a new multi-camera software product for the Mac. CaptureSync takes video and audio streams and records them to a single file, containing all streams synchronised together. CaptureSync is perfect for recording interviews, scientific experiments, psychological research, musical performances and sporting events, among many other uses. A 30 day trial of CaptureSync is available for download. London, United Kingdom – Bensoftware today announced the release of CaptureSync 1.0, a new multi-camera software product for the Mac.
  • Fireside Introduces the Best Thing to Happen to Photos Since the Camera SmartFrame and contextual computing unlocks personal photo and video libraries

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:33 am
    Tweet PALO ALTO, Calif. & SAN FRANCISCO & NEW YORK–Today, Fireside, Inc. announced Fireside, a smart system for your home that makes enjoying all your photos and videos as easy as taking them. “With the popularity of cameras, mobile phones and tablets, taking pictures has never been easier, but we really only get to enjoy a small fraction of them,” said Andy Jagoe, CEO and Founder of Fireside. “Fireside’s mission is to unlock all of these hidden memories, and for the first time enable you to effortlessly enjoy them every day.” The system consists of an…
  • Epson Announces SureColor P600 Photo Printer

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Tweet Today, Epson introduced the industry’s most advanced 13-inch photo printer – the Epson SureColor P600. Poised to represent the new benchmark in desktop photographic printing, the SureColor P600 combines an advanced MicroPiezoAMC printhead with next-generation Epson UltraChrome HD pigment inks driven by enhanced AccuPhotoTM HD imaging technology to produce exhibition-quality black-and-white prints with never before seen pigment black density and stunningly vivid color prints. Designed to meet the demands of the most discerning creative professionals, fine artists and advanced…
  • RICOH continues Tradition of Innovation with the Introduction of a New RICOH THETA Model Complete with 360-degree Spherical Video Capabilities

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Tweet In Addition RICOH invites tech enthusiasts and photo passionate people to create their own THETA App with the release of API’s and Software Development Kit (SDK) Denver, Colorado October 28, 2014—RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION, renowned for creating the original THETA, the world’s first fully 360-degree, spherical imaging device*1 which allows users to capture everything around them in the ultimate “selfie”, has just released the newest THETA complete with video capability and amazing new body colors to capture the imagination.  The new THETA is an innovative leap…
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    Photofocus

  • Seven Tweaks to a Better Lightroom | Customizing Your Workspace

    Nick Minore
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a very powerful digital photo processing and editing software. There are a couple things you can do to customize the interface and personalize the software to your brand. This can be helpful if you’re meeting with clients and showing them your selects from right inside of Lightroom. So let’s get started. Showing and Hiding Lightroom Panels The Lightroom window is made up of panels on the top, bottom, left and right side of your screen. On the edge of every panel, you’ll see a grey arrow that turns white when you hover over it. By clicking this,…
  • Four Photo Tips To Improve Your Compositions

    Brian Matiash
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    The act of creating a photograph typically falls into two broad camps. I would argue that in both camps, there are several fundamental tips around composition to always keep in the forefront of your creative mind whenever you reach for your camera or smartphone to capture something photographically. But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the two broad camps of photographs that I just referred to. They are: Camp 1: There is the off-the-cuff snap, usually relegated for documentation purposes, like receipts or parking spot reminders, and quick candids – the ones where you…
  • Announcing our Featured Photo Contest

    Richard Harrington
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Starting next week, the editorial team at Photofocus will hand pick a photo each week to feature on the website.  We’ll choose from one of our online communities and feature you here (with your permission). Post to one of these sites (no need for multiple posts). Please follow the guidelines on each site.  Lightly watermark your photos if you’d like.  Our contest rules can be found here. Google+ Facebook Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as well as a profile story hear on…
  • The Strain Photoshop Retouch

    Howard Pinsky
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Learn how to create an effect similar to the “Strain” poster in Photoshop, using stock images, Puppet Warp, Layer Styles, Filters, and more! Follow Howard on Twitter | IceflowStudios.com This Post Sponsored by: Drobo. A family of Safe, Simple, and Expandable storage systems for capture in the field, editing in the studio, or backup and archive. Adobe Transform your photography. Organize, edit, enhance, and share your images on your desktop or mobile device with the world’s best photography tools: Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom. Get the most comprehensive photography…
  • Color Matching : How I Got the Shot

    Vanelli
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s installment of How I Got the Shot, let’s look at creating a fantasy shot that couldn’t exist in the real world. I looked for a location to photograph Princess Leia in a galaxy far, far away and found a perfect Space City. Well, actually, the Space City didn’t exist so I had to search for one. My search lead me to deviantART, a web based community designed to communicate, collaborate and learn from artists from over 190 countries. It was there I found the perfect Space City for the Princess. I asked the talented artist Cyril from rdnstudio permission to…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Meet the Leica Meet: Adam Marelli, Invisible City

    Chance
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Adam Marelli, New York City-based artist and photographer who was inspired by author Italo Calvino to see further and discover more of [...]
  • Aaron C. Greenman: Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai

    Leica Internet Team
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    To foreigners who have lived in India, the “incredible” tagline in the country’s current marketing campaign is truly fitting. Everything about the country – its history, architecture, culture, cuisine, population and noise – is “incredible,” if not genuinely overwhelming. Perhaps more than anything, the country’s religious festivals operate on a scale unknown in the rest [...]
  • Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Photographers, Poets and Dreamers, Chapter 32

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:55 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • Scott Chitoff: Documenting the World of Zumba

    Chance
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    As chief legal counsel for Zumba, the internationally acclaimed body movement and exercise program, Scott Chitoff gets to travel the world documenting, among other things, the amazingly adept performances of its instructors and their wildly enthusiastic fans. He was born in Syracuse, NY, raised in Plantation, FL, and now lives in Hollywood, Florida. This is [...]
  • Simon Emmett: A Varied Approach with the Leica S-System

    Leica Internet Team
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Simon Emmett was born in London in July 1969. From an early age, he was fascinated with the camera. After taking a short foundation course in photography, he eventually got his first full-time assisting position. He shot his first story for British Vogue in 1997. Although he initially focused on beauty photography, he became more [...]
 
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  • The Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM, My New Favorite Wide Angle Canon L Series Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    I almost didn’t purchase the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM lens. I remember a conversation when I bought it a few years back on Google+ with my good pal Gordon Laing where I was really debating buying it. It was in pre production and I had an order in with B&H but it hadn’t shipped yet. At around $1,400 the lens felt expensive for what I worried might be an oddball lens, a lens useful for making a few high impact fisheye shots but not good for much else. I’m happy to say that I did buy the EF 8-15mm fisheye lens and that I couldn’t be more happy about that decision. My main…
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM lens — One of the Fastest Canon Primes You Can Buy

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    It doesn’t get any more bokeh than f/1.2. The first thing you notice when you hold the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens for the first time is how significant the weight of this lens is over the less expensive EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens or EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens(both also excellent 50mms lenses). You can feel the quality as you weigh it in your hand. A big, solid, piece of glass allows this super fast f/1.2L lens to get the shallowest depth of field possible. If you are going to be shooting in the darkest of environments, this is the lens for you. I use this lens a lot at night time parties or indoor…
  • Had a Great Time Photowalking Last Week at the Microsoft Store #MSStoreWalkSF

    Thomas Hawk
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I had a great time out photowalking last Thursday night with a great SF crew around downtown SF. The walk was hosted by the always awesome Microsoft store in San Francisco (go check them out in the Westfield Centre in SF). Thank you to everyone who came out for the walk. It was great to see old friends and also make some new ones. We started out the walk in the center itself and got some nice photos of the great dome. From there we made our way up Powell Street, shooting some of the local color around Union Square and eventually made our way to the very top of Nob Hill. Originally we planned…
  • Time to Go Macro With the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Lens

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    While the EF 135mm f/2L USM is my favorite Canon L Series lens, one thing it does not do is macro photography. With a minimum focus distance of 3 feet, the EF 135mm lens can do a great job with a lot of flowers or other traditional macro subjects, but it really cannot do traditional macro work. If you want a very high quality portrait lens that can also do macro work, the EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM is the lens for you. Like the EF 135mm lens, this lens is an Image Stabilization lens which is helpful to minimize camera shake when you take those super close very precise macro shots. This is…
  • My Favorite Lens of All, the Sharp, Smooth, Feel of the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:56 am
    For those of you who know me or follow my work, you probably already know about my love affair with the Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM telephoto lens. Simply put, this is my favorite lens I have ever used in my life. It’s also the lens I use for probably 70% of the photographs which I produce. This is a workhorse lens and I believe it is the sharpest lens that Canon makes. If I could only own a single Canon prime lens, this would be it. Professional grade Canon L series lenses are not cheap. Canon’s L series represent their top of the line optics. They are what almost all Canon professional…
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  • Movidiam: Linkedin Meets Project Management at the Intersection of Video Production

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    YouTube and the iPhone are just two of many proof points that the means of filmmaking production have become widely available to the masses. But between the masses and the Hollywood elite, a vibrant middle ground of dedicated, creative and highly skilled filmmakers has developed. Movidiam co-founders George Olver and Alex Vero want to help this segment take their business to the next level in a profound win/win for them and their clients. Yeah, sure: everybody’s kid brother can now make corporate videos, wedding videos, and Super Bowl commercials for under $500. Not really. But it IS true…
  • Vintage vs Anamorphic Lens Test

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    We haven’t done a lot of posts on Anamorphic lenses in a while but I found this video to be interesting. Anyone that has done any amount of research knows just how desirable the Iscorama Anamorphic lenses are. The problem is they are VERY expensive and the number if them in the world is very limited. So if you are one of the lucky ones that own one (I myself have a 36 and 52 Iscorama and LOVE them) you aren’t always excited to run out and use them and risk damage to them. So for those that love the anamorphic look and maybe don’t have the money to dedicate to a true…
  • Magic Lantern, Filtration and Lighting Equals Cinematic Goodness

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    OK here is a simple video that packs a lot of good lessons for everyone into a short timeframe. Here is the rundown for the things you should pay attention to when watching. - Just how good the Canon 5D Mark III footage looks when using Magic Lantern RAW video. - How having a unique aspect ratio can really help your video stand out. - How where you place lights affects not only the look but also how you emotionally feel when viewing the video - Filtration really helps your footage look more cinematic - Different lenses can dramatically change the character of your footage. This short video is…
  • Astonishing How Far Has CGI Come?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:55 am
    Have you ever met Ed? If you haven’t you should check out the following video. Ed isn’t real. He is completely computer generated. I have mixed feelings about the mass “overuse” of CGI in films theses days. I especially have not been a fan of many of the CGI generated characters over the past 10-15 years (Jar Jar Binks anyone?). There were early failures in completely CGI characters.  To combat this motion capture suits were created and began Andy Serkis’s insanely successful career lending his “acting” to the CGI characters he has helped create.
  • How Can You Miniatures In Camera To Create Forced Perspective Videos

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Anyone who has taken any of my training courses knows just how much I am a fan of forced perspective. Joey Shanks from Shanks FX on YouTube sent us this great video talking about what you need to know when shooting a forced perspective shot. They shot a cool video based off the Back to the Future movie.  Did I mention they have miniature models of the famous Delorean from the movie that they are putting into real locations via in camera forced perspective? I have seen other making of videos showing the behind the scenes of miniatures and forced perspective but I haven’t seen anyone…
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    Camera Dojo

  • Think Tank Photo Accelerator Phantom 2 Backpack

    Kerry Garrison
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    We have been on the lookout for the best way to transport our Phantom 2’s for a while now. It seems the only choices have been large hard cases like the HPRC or GoProfessional, mostly really cheap backpacks, or specialty backpacks that never seem to have enough room in them. As a photographer, I have been using Think Tank Photo camera bags for many years now after I realized I was buying cheap bags almost every year. Once I switched to Think Tank Photo bags, I never needed to replace them again. So I fired off an message to my friends over there and asked for something designed for the…
  • Should we use drones for aerial photography?

    Kerry Garrison
    20 May 2014 | 9:10 pm
    While I dislike the use of the name drone because it seems to denote some sinister flying death machine, the fact is, we now have easy to fly aerial platforms that are capable of getting fantastic shots. From a purely technical perspective, these are just another tool for us to use to allow us to get photos and video, just from an angle not previously available to us. There is a more fundamental question that we need to ask ourselves, and its not whether we “can” use these new aircraft, but whether or not we should. In this article I am going to discuss the arguments against…
  • Enhancing Your Travel Photos with Aerial Footage

    Kerry Garrison
    5 May 2014 | 9:18 am
    I have wanted to get into aerial photography and video for at least four years but the quality of the images, and especially video, was simply not really there. Camera vibrations, lack of control, poor image quality, and a list of other reasons have kept me from really doing what I had envisioned. As you can tell from the past few weeks, my attitude has been shifting on this with the products hitting the market that are making it easier than ever to get fantastic aerial shots. This past weekend, my wife and I decided to try and mix our love of driving around Colorado, photography, and aerial…
  • DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review

    Kerry Garrison
    3 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Whoa whoa whoa, this is a photography website, why are we doing a review of a quadcopter? Have I lost my marbles and forgot which website I was writing for? Actually, this is going to be photography related as aerial photography and videography is taking off (literally and figuratively) with the new generation of drones that are on the market. In this review we are going to look at one of the most hyped products on the market right now, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Yeah, that name is getting pretty long but the system is based on the second generation Phantom platform (hence Phantom 2) and the…
  • Aerial Photography and Privacy – Where Do You Draw The Line?

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

    Paul Worthington
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:07 pm
    According to IDC’s worldwide forecast, more than 1.3 trillion photos will be taken this year — and “keeping up with all those pictures is a challenge for everybody, professional and amateur alike,” says MyLO, a start-up offering a new service for “for taking care of all your pictures… for your life, and the life of your […]
  • HP unveils 3D printing and immersive computing

    Paul Worthington
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:05 pm
    While 3D viewing (stereoscopic imaging that emulates our eyesight and 3D printing (an inkjet-like manufacturing process) really mean very different things, HP rolled out new products in each arena simultaneously as part of its new “Blended Reality ecosystem.” The HP Multi Jet Fusion hardware “delivers on the potential of 3D printing,” and the Sprout “immersive […]
  • Business Success: Partnering provides plenty of questions

    Jennifer Kruger
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    It’s one thing to list all the qualities you need in a partner — it’s another to accurately ascertain when you truly need help, and how to invite someone into your business. Attorney Malte Pendergast-Fischer advises on how to make that call, and what to do before formalizing the relationship.       Bringing on […]
  • Ricoh’s new Theta captures 360-degree video

    Paul Worthington
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
      Ricoh Imaging says a 360-degree spherical video can be “the ultimate selfie” — and its updated Theta camera will users “capture everything around them” as they “shoot amazing spherical images.” The new $300 model adds video capture, to create spherical video footage with clips up to 3 minutes long. It represents an “innovative leap towards […]
  • “SmartFrame” uses contextual computing to show you the right photos

    Paul Worthington
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    It’s not just a picture frame: Fireside says it’s offering a “smart system for your home that makes enjoying all your photos and videos as easy as taking them.” The “SmartFrame” works with an “intelligent curation and delivery service,” the company says, which “brings all of a family’s photos and videos together to a private, […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Tamron Celebrates the Production of their 5 Millionth High-Power Zoom Lens

    William Chambers
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Tamron has just reached an impressive milestone with the production of their 5 millionth "high-power" zoom lens since the release of their AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 (71D) lens in 1992. Their zoom lenses continue to be a popular choice among enthusiasts who are looking for budget friendly options. We recently tested their 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens, an 18.8x zoom lens that covers a 35mm equivalent focal range of 24.8mm-456mm on APS-C DSLRs. You can read the official release from Tamron below. Related Articles:Steve's Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens review TAMRON…
  • Canon Unveils the C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Digital Video Camera

    William Chambers
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    Canon has just released their latest Cinema EOS digital video camera, the C100 Mark II. Aimed at video professionals who want an economical setup, the C100 MK2 offers a host of upgrades over its predecessor, including an all new DIGIC DV 4 processor. This new processor offers improved image quality, reduced noise, and a new debayering algorithm, which they claim will help minimize moir. To learn more about this Cinema COS digital video camera, see Canon's press release below. Canon U.S.A. Announces the Second-Generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p…
  • One of Steve's very own goes mirrorless at the Samsung #DITCHtheDSLR event in Hollywood

    William Chambers
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    Steve's Content Manager, Michael Palmer, decided to ditch his trusty Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR at Samsung's recent #DITCHtheDSLR event in Hollywood. Samsung was allowing people to ditch their old DSLR for one of their mirrorlless ILC cameras, the Samsung NX30. We recently reviewed the NX30, which preformed quite well for us. Palmer shares some of his thoughts on the ILC from a user's perspective, rather than a full-time reviewer's.  To see his story, head on over to Steve's Darkroom. Related articles: Steve's Samsung NX30 ILC ReviewSteve's Canon EOS Rebel T2i Review 
  • Canon Launches World's Longest 4K Telephoto Zoom Lens for Their EOS Cinema Line

    William Chambers
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    For those of you who are into shooting professional video for broadcast, etc., Canon has just unveiled an impressive new ultra-telephoto zoom lens for their Cinema EOS line of cameras and video cameras. The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 lens offers an astounding focal range of 75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender, which translates to the world's longest focal length coverage (approx. 20x) in a 35mm zoom lens. How much will this lens set me back you ask? Well, Canon notes this new CINE-SERVO lens will run you just $78,000, and should start shipping during the first quarter of 2015. For…
  • Nikon Press Event: Traveling to Puerto Rico with the Nikon D750

    William Chambers
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Our senior reviewer, Josh Fate, was able to attend a Nikon Press Event in beautiful Puerto Rico last week. You may have seen some of his photos over at our blog, Steve's Darkroom. He has returned from the trip, after a week of shooting with Nikon's new D750. We've just posted up his trip report, which includes some additional sample photos from the D750. Be sure to check it out. We'll be posting a complete samples gallery over the next few days, which will include all of the full resolution, unedited photos straight from the camera. So stay tuned!
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    A Photo Editor

  • Art Producers Speak: Thomas Barwick

    Suzanne Sease
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:20 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 Thomas Barwick. He does beautiful corporate/lifestyle stock work, some of which is available on Getty. We occasionally shoot street portraits. It’s fascinating to interact with people for just a few minutes,…
  • The Daily Edit: Steven Simko – Hollywood Stars Promo

    Heidi Volpe
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
      Hollywood Stars Steve Simko What prompted to you start the body of work? Much of the inspiration for the Hollywood project was derived from Richard Avedon’s “In the American West.” I wanted to capture that intimacy and authenticity that Avedon had in his subjects for that series. I was also late in the game to switch from film to digital (2008) and was curious to see if digital would provide me with the same B&W-type quality images I used to process in my darkroom. I was lucky enough to meet “Tex” at a Hollywood dive bar one night, and after two years of calls (he…
  • Repping Instagram Photographers – Tinker Street Mobile

    T. Brittain Stone
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Paul Octavious forMercedes by T. Brittain Stone We’ve all heard about Instagrammers with huge followings that can bill $5000 a day for clients like American Airlines, Best Buy or the Israel Ministry of Tourism. And when you read interviews with said IGers, they are pretty gushy about “sharing their experiences” or “creating a visual diary” while doing some terrific product placement. And I for one think that’s great. But what does that look like on the business end of these deals, and how does an agency manage the creative process of these campaigns? Below, artists rep Jesse…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Kris Vervaeke

    Jonathan Blaustein
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I took my daughter into pre-school on Friday morning. For once, I wasn’t late. What a relief. One step down the industrial-carpeted hallway, and I was hit in the face with the smell of puke. Vomit. Throw-up. Call it what you will. The odor was intense, like a kung fu stuntman awaiting a high-wire scene. My goodness, was it unpleasant. And, of course, a horrible omen. Not. Good. By nightfall, she was projectile vomiting, my daughter. Fever too, though mild. I was wiping sick off the concrete floors for almost an hour, all together. Normally, this would not be such a…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Grace Chon

    Suzanne Sease
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Today’s featured photographer is: Grace Chon Full disclosure Grace is one of my clients. How long have you been shooting? I’ve been photographing animals since early 2008. Are you…
 
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    Nikon Rumors

  • After the price reduction, the Nikon Coolpix A camera now comes a free optical viewfinder

    [NR] admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    After last week's Nikon Coolpix A price drop, the deal got even sweeter today - the DF-CP1 optical viewfinder ($396.95 value) is now included for free - see the listings at B&H. This is basically half price of what the camera and viewfinder costed two weeks ago. Grey market Coolpix A cameras are now down to $449 on eBay, the refurbished price is $599.95. Another new price drop: grey market Nikon D810 camera is now $2,499.99: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts:…
  • Nikon: “we are not ignoring the DX line”; new “exciting” lenses coming soon

    [NR] admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Dpreview published a new video interview with Steve Heiner from Nikon USA. The only interesting point from the entire interview is the statement that Nikon is not ignoring the DX line and we should expect more "exciting" lenses in the near future. The last comment from Steve Heiner  was "go and buy a FX format camera". Here is the entire video: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon New Zealand got some exciting news coming on Monday “We will have…
  • DIY: “shaving” a Nikon teleconverter to work with old Nikkor lenses

    [NR] admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    Ken DePue wrote a detailed step by step instructions on how to "shave" a Nikon teleconverter and make it work with a wider range of F-mount lenses: For those who shoot with Nikon, you may have noticed that their current lineup of teleconverters only work with certain lenses. This is due to the fact that the front element of the TC protrudes beyond the lens mounting flange. This can cause it to strike the rear element of many lenses. To prevent Nikon users to putting the TC on lenses not designed for use with them, Nikon added a small tab to the standard F-mount. This mates up with a matching…
  • New price drop: Nikon D610 now costs $1,696.95

    [NR] admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:24 am
    The price of the Nikon D610 DSLR camera dropped by another $100 to $1,696.95 (original price was $1,996.95): B&H (free shipping, 2% in rewards and $83 worth of free accessories) Adorama (free expedited shipping, 4% in rewards) Amazon Follow the links on that page for up to $600 in instant savings when purchasing D610 + lens(es) combo (more combos are listed here): For comparison, a refurbished D610 costed $1,679.95 back in March of this year. The price of a refurbished Nikon D610 now is $1,499.95 at B&H and Cameta Camera and $1,579.00 at Adorama. Update: the price of the Nikon…
  • Sony quietly announced new G Series XQD version 2 memory cards

    [NR] admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    I have not seen any coverage online for the new G Series XQD version 2 memory cards (used in the Nikon D4/D4s DSLR cameras) that can deliver 400MB/s read, 350MB/s write speed and capacity up to 128GB. All cards also include a USB 3.0 reader ($38 value). The price range from $163.50 to $799.95: B&H Adorama Lexar's XQD memory cards currently go "only" up to 64GB and 168MB/s read speed (write speeds are even lower). The new Sony XQD cards will start shipping on November 3rd. Additional information from Sony's website: The new G Series is compliant to XQD Format Version 2, both PCI Express…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Stock Alert: EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 IS STM at B&H Photo

    Canon Rumors
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    B&H Photo has stock of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 IS STM kit for $2149. Canon EOS 7D Mark II w/18-135 IS STM at B&H Photo cr
  • PowerShot G7 X, SX60 HS Shipping, EOS 7D Mark II Tomorrow via Adorama

    Canon Rumors
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Adorama has informed us that they will be shipping all preordered Canon EOS 7D Mark II cameras tomorrow with free overnight shipping. Most everyone should have their camera by Friday. Canon EOS 7D Mark II $1799: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon The Canon PowerShot G7 X is now shipping from Adorama with free overnight shipping. You also receive an extra Canon NB-13L battery if you purchase now. Canon PowerShot G7 X via Adorama $699 - includes free Canon NB-13L battery The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is now shipping from Adorama with free overnight shipping. Canon PowerShot SX60 HS via Adorama…
  • Modular DSLR Coming from Canon? [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    We’re told that Canon will introduce a brand new DSLR model some time in 2015 that will be somewhat modular. All we were told is that the viewfinder will be interchangeable, as well as “other parts of the camera”. We’re trying to find out what else would be removable on a DSLR. This camera will be video focused, but a competent stills shooter as well. It sounds like it could be a part of the Cinema EOS line and I would suspect it would appear at NAB in April, 2015. More to come… cr
  • Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

    Canon Rumors
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    A new patent for an EF 35mm f/1.4L II has appeared. We haven’t seen a new patent for this optical formula in quite some time.  I recently received a claim that we’ll see such a lens in Q1 of 2015, but I haven’t been able to confirm that information. Patent Publication No. 2014-202952 Published 2014.10.27 Filing date 2013.4.5 Example 1 Focal length f = 34.20mm Fno. 1.45 Half angle ω = 32.32 ° Image height Y = 21.64mm Lens length 129.16mm BF 39.35mm Source: [EG] cr
  • More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    A few more people have confirmed that select Canon pros around the globe are testing the new EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Also being confirmed is that the lens resembles the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS in its design; with the zoom ring being at the front element side of the lens, and the focus ring near the camera mount. We were also told that the new lens is “quite a bit smaller than the current iteration”, although this could be subjective depending on the photographer. If it is actually smaller, then I expect the front of the lens will be telescopic like the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS.
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  • 5 Fears to Overcome When Starting a Photography Business

    James Maher
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    As you enter the field of professional photography, there is one thing that will become immediately clear. One of your biggest obstacles will be fear. You will worry that you are not prepared for a job, that you are not experienced enough, that something will go wrong, or that they will not like your images. Business Portrait.  Each photography job will have a different makeup and you should create a game plan going in. This is normal and I have bad news for you; the fear will never fully go away. It will get easier however, and you will become better at pushing through it. As time…
  • 4 Reasons to Capture Images of You and Your Child Together Right Now

    Melinda Smith
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    1. You Need to Document That You Were There I get it, I do. You’re the one behind the camera. You’re the one taking the photo of that adorable little smile. You’re the one documenting that you spent a day at the park together. Someone’s got to do it, right? Sometimes you have to get on the other side of the camera, and let someone else be the photographer for a minute. Even if you weren’t planning on being in photos that day, just do it. It doesn’t matter if your hair is perfect. It doesn’t matter if you wore the most flattering outfit. It…
  • 10 Hot Photography Tutorials: October 2014

    Darren Rowse
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Who else is slightly freaked out by the fact that we’re about to move into November? Where did the year go! Anyway – it’s time to look back on the hottest tutorials for October. This past month saw a few of our posts go a little viral. Here are the top 5! 1. 10 Common Mistakes Made by New Photographers A post by Jame Mahaer that many of us can relate to and that many new photographers found helpful! 2. 3 Simple Ways to Create Stunning Eyes in Your Portrait Photography Gina Milicia did it again with this helpful tutorial on giving a little extra attention to your portrait…
  • 5 Tips for Creating Creepy Halloween Photos

    Lori Peterson
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For some people that is Christmas, but for other’s it means that it’s time for the goblins and ghosts and all of the scary creatures to come out of hiding and find their way into our everyday lives. Theme parks have Halloween themed nights, scary movies are on television, haunted house tours start having people waiting in line and of course, it’s time for photographers to break out of their everyday subjects and come up with something dark and sinister to shoot. Here are some tips to help you when you are  preparing to shoot…
  • 4 Tips for Photographing Bugs and Insects

    Simon Ringsmuth
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sometimes the most interesting things to photograph are right under your nose, even though you might have to look a little harder to see them. Bugs, insects, and other creepy crawlies might not seem like compelling subjects, but if you take a bit of time to examine the smaller creatures who inhabit the world around us, you might not only come away with new and exciting photographic opportunities but a renewed sense of wonder and admiration for the beauty of creation. If you have never tried this type of photography before, you can get started right away without any special equipment and these…
 
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • Latest Short Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:28 pm
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera The post Latest Short Updates (from Twitter) appeared first on 1001 Noisy Cameras.
  • Site News: the Camera Deals Blog is now running on WordPress!

    1001nc
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Success! The Camera Deals blog is now up and running on WordPress! We have a long post with more details and with shortcuts to the various camera manufacturers, mounts and camera types for quick access. More things need to get sorted out in the next few days, but the website is up and running and loaded with new deals as well. The Old TypePad blog has moved to an archival sub-domain and will no longer be updated. If you notice any problems, issues, or have suggestions and such, please let us know! And just like that, we no longer have any active blogs on TypePad. It’s WordPress time!
  • Camera and Photography eBooks in Kindle Unlimited (a reference list)

    1001nc
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    And now something for book readers. No, not steamy stories of photographers and models, but learning about photography along with some camera guides This post is an on-going reference list. While ebooks are not particularly ideal (yet?) for pure photography books, they can be quite handy for the many instructional books in the world of camera and photography, such as how-to, tutorials, camera-specific guides, Photoshop and post-processing, essays (we need more of these to inspire people in a world full of cameraphones), and the like. The Kindle Unlimited (KU) subscription service is like a…
  • Curiosity Factor: HTC “Double Exposure” event reveals new inhaler-size HTC RE kinda-action kinda-wearable camera

    1001nc
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    This was a curiosity item: HTC had their “Double Exposure” (photography related) event in New York! It started at 4pm eastern and ended 47 minutes later. You can rewatch the HTC video feed at YouTube and the live blog from CNET. Coverage of the announcement by various technology sites can be found through Techmeme… Live-blogging the announcement: new “Eye Experience”… The update will roll out to HTC One users later on… Now new phone, “HTC Desire Eye” with dual (front and back) 13mp wide-angle lenses and IPX7 waterproofness. New phone is…
  • Photography Trade Show Calendar for 2015 and Beyond

    1001nc
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:12 am
    And we are baaaack! This is the first “content post” in the new WordPress era! This is a reference post, a list of camera and photography related Trade Show Calendars for the remainder of 2014 and 2015. With mobile photography increasing in popularity and importance, some mobile trade shows were added as well. It is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of every photography-related trade show on the planet… For omissions and corrections, please leave a comment or use the online contact form… ************************* 2014 ***************************…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • My Five Favorite Photo-Techniques Featuring Valencia, Spain

    David Ziser
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Good Morning Everybody, We literally have been walking our way through Spain.  So much so that I wore holes through a good pair of shoes and had to purchase another pair in Valencia, Spain.  We are averaging about 7 miles a day walking, seeing the sights, and photographing like crazy. Latest image count – 10,141. We're finally enjoying a few days off - quite a bit different from our whirlwind Valencia itinerary - and it's been great to just relax on our veranda next to the golf course and pool and watch the beautiful sunsets through the tall pines and palms. I'll tell you, it's…
  • Drive By Shootings: On To The South Of Spain and Malaga

    David Ziser
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Yesterday we finished a 6 1/2 hour drive from Valencia – Oh! What a beautiful city! (more later) – down to Malaga, Spain, playground to the rich and famous.  We are neither but were told that some of the most expensive shops in the world are just down the road. I’ll have to steer LaDawn clear of those shops.  It’s not the “shopping” I mind – I love shopping, It’s the “buying! ;~) One thing I want to mention right up front is that Spain is a beautiful country to drive through. After last year’s trip through Central Europe, Austria was my…
  • Travel Update: Lourdes, Barcelona, Valencia and 7,000 Images Later!

    David Ziser
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Whew!  We have really been rockin’ this trip since I last checked in with you.  Check out the map to the right – it shows our travels so far. Photo count after 25 days  – just over 7,000!! We had planned to land in San Sebastian and spend a few days in one of Spain’s most visited tourist destinations.  Well, it was a bit TOO visited for us and we blasted out of there after only 20 hours from checking in. Our accommodations were less than spectacular and the street noise right outside our second story window was meant for more party type…
  • ”Santiago Sunset”

    David Ziser
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:36 am
    ”Santiago Sunset©David A. Ziser Here is another image I captured a few days ago while in Santiago, Spain.  As we were settling-in for the evening, I peered out the window and was amazing to see this striking sunset over the rooftops of the city – remember our 6th floor apartment? It was a spectacular scene. I also loved how I could pick up the sunset’s reflection in the skylight right below me.  I knew the image needed to be a very wide angle shoot to get the result I wanted. I grabbed my super wide Sigma 12-12mm and began shooting away. Because of the extremely wide tonal…
  • Unbelievable Architecture and Wide Open Spaces: Traveling Across Spain’s North Coast

    David Ziser
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Good Morning Everybody, It has been a few days since we checked in and I thought today would be a good day to bring you up on our photographic travels so far.  The map shows our travels since arriving in Spain just two weeks ago. I’ve highlighted our stops. Today marks the completion of our second week of travels through Spain and Portugal. I am just shy of making 4000 exposures so we’re averaging just over 285 images/day.  There should be some good ones in there somewhere;~) Since leaving Santiago on Sunday we have made our way around the top corner of Spain and stayed a few…
 
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    Buy-n-Shoot.com RSS News Feed

  • Fujifilm X-Q1 Digital Camera Review

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Fujifilm's minimalist designed compact X-Q1 digital camera straight out of the box comes loaded features found in larger, more advanced cameras. The X-Q1 is a fun, lightweight 12 megapixel camera beautifully designed and offered in just two colours; silver and black. Whilst the X-Q1 easily slips it into your pocket it comes with an excellent zoom range, wireless image transfer...
  • Canon EOS-1D C DSLR Digital Camera Review

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Meeting Canon’s EOS-1D C for the first time can be likened to meeting a champion sportsman for the first time and initially, being a little in awe. From a distance, you’ve read about them online, watched preview and product launch videos, studied and listened to the commentary. Finally now, we get a chance to make our own commentary and share our experiences. Looking at Canon’s line up the EOS-1D C is filed...
  • Fujifilm Australia $200 Cashback For XF Range Lens

    16 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    From 20 October 2014 – 24 December 2014, Fujifilm Australia will offer a $200 cashback with the purchase of any lenses within the XF range2 that have been acquired from an authorised Australian participating retailer. To take advantage of this limited special offer, purchasers should simply visit www.fujifilm.com.au then click on the link to visit the cashback website. Once you fill in the...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

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

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

  • Wedding Photography Tips for Beginners

    Paul Escott
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    So, you’ve made the big step! The big step being photographing weddings, of course. We’re here to provide you with some basic wedding photography tips that will help and guide you on your photography journey. Wedding photography is not easy, but it sure is beautiful; you’re helping create a piece of history that a group of people will forever cherish and remember. There are some wedding photography tips and tricks you need to keep in mind before you press the shutter button, so here are our wedding photography tips for beginners! Before we begin, let’s take a look at the three wedding…
  • Nikon D3200 Review: Virtual Photography Studio Review

    Paul Escott
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How can you take the perfect picture using a low-end camera? You cannot! Good photography needs a good camera. A good camera needs a thoughtful mind, not dummies, it needs an expert or a future expert. A while ago we gave you the Canon EOS Rebel t3i review and now it’s time for another review on our blog. We got our hands on the Nikon D3200 camera and we put it to a test. We made a short review that we think might help you determine whether or not to get this or other cameras. Here are our thoughts on the Nikon D3200 DSRL camera. We hope our Nikon D3200 review proves helpful! When compared…
  • How to Help Babies and Mothers Relax During Newborn Photography

    Paul Escott
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you love babies, then newborn photography must be one of the most pleasurable types of photography in the world. The photographs that you take of a newborn will forever be cherished by the family and that is extremely satisfactory. But newborn photography is also quite challenging, as it can be very difficult to keep babies in poses and mothers relaxed about their newborns. We all know how new mothers are! That is why, in today’s article we’re going to offer you a guide of how to help babies and mothers relax during newborn photography. Here are our tips, tricks and ideas on this…
  • 3 Online Places that Give You the Best Photography Quotes

    Paul Escott
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Susan Sontag said in her work On Photography that: To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time. Sometimes, a photographer needs inspiration. Blogs, people, nature, places will provide enough inspiration, but there are times when we crave more. When we just need some great photography…
  • 5 Great Ideas for Couples Photography

    Paul Escott
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We know that when you’re in love you want to scream it from the top of your lungs and let the whole world know about it. Because it’s not really socially acceptable to do it, we suggest you try some couples photography, so you and your significant other can capture your love and share it with your friends and family or simply keep it for yourselves. Today we’re going to present you with 5 great ideas for couples photography, so read on and take notes. Get a Theme! One of the best tips for creating the perfect couples photography shoot, is to get a theme and try to stick to it. Also,…
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Sony DSC-F828 IR Hack

    27 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    That's a very cool and easy hack. Who'd though a piece of magnet can move the IR cut filter out of the way. Thanks for sharing your success, Daniel. Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DSCs-40 has blank white screen

    26 Oct 2014 | 10:59 pm
    i have a sony cybershot t77 camera. i did not use it for around 18 months. few days back i fully charged the battery and saw that there was a white screen but n . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Worked for me too. Few light taps and it worked. We have a warranty but wanted to see if this worked before going through the whole process of returning it to . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Types of Memory Cards

    20 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    Haha. You are right, Dan. That article was written quite a while back. But, so far, to today's date (see the time stamp on this message), I (personally) still h . . . Category: Storage
  • Error Code C:31:40

    18 Oct 2014 | 5:57 am
    SONY DSR-TCR110E Fehlermeldung C31:40 Es funktioniert Auf die Unterscheite schlagen und der Fehler ist behoben. 180 Euro Rep. gespart Kaum zu glauben aber wah . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Galaxy A3 vs Galaxy A5

    31 Oct 2014 | 1:40 am
    Samsung Galaxy A5 vs Galaxy A3 smartphone : Samsung introduced a new series of smartphones. The Galaxy A series are designed for trend-conscious young people who like to spend a lot of time on social media. The stylish Android smartphones have an ultra-thin and all-metal casing and are available in six different colors. Both Galaxy A smartphones run on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The Samsung Galaxy A5 and the Galaxy A3 boost a 1.2Ghz Quad Core processor and feature many unique Galaxy features, including the Ultra Power Saving Mode, Private Mode and Multi Screen. So far the…
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:40 am
    Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 Android smartphones : Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 optimized for social networking. Young consumers can express themselves in greater style through new Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, offering a refined, trendy design and the most advanced functions and features to support social networking activities. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, both Android phones empower younger consumers to quickly and easily capture meaningful moments, connect to social media and share their daily lives. The Samsung Galaxy A5…
  • Luxury smartphone from Gresso

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gresso Regal a Luxury smartphone : Gresso, one of the world’s leading luxury phone and accessory manufacturer, presents a new smartphone, the Gresso Regal. This smartphone became the symbol of a new Gresso concept - luxury minimalism. It combines a minimalistic design, exclusive materials and high-performance features. The Gresso Regal is a luxury smartphone, crafted to impress, inspire and provide a comfortable form-fitting factor. Gresso’s unique design and style are embodied by their titanium logo. The Gresso smartphone has an ultra-slim titanium body and is based on OS Android.
  • Samsung Galaxy mobile devices based on KNOX platform

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Samsung Galaxy devices based on KNOX platform : Samsung Electronics announced its solutions have been approved by the United States government as the first NIAP-validated consumer mobile devices to handle the full range of classified information. After completing ten Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs), the government added the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and the Galaxy IPSEC Virtual Private Network (VPN) Client to the Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Program Component…
  • Oppo N3 smartphone

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    Oppo N3 Touch Fingerprint smartphone : Oppo announces its flagship smartphone the N3, being the first smartphone to feature FPC's touch fingerprint sensor FPC1021. This sensor enables users to access specific apps and features using up to five different fingerprints or set up individualized guest modes for others. The Oppo N3 is an Android smartphone with a remotely controlled camera that can spin around. Users can control the rotation of the camera, take 16 megapixel photos and play music even when they are away from the device. Users can control the motorized rotating camera via on-screen…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • A Traveling Fall Collection

    shutter sisters
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Not much can be said about this lovely collection of images from the #travelinglensproject except, “swoon”. How golorious fall can be! Above by Angela Alderman in Alabama Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota Above by Mia Camp in Sweden Above by Toby Baldinger in New York Above by Chris Sneddon in California
  • Perspective Through Portraiture

    shutter sisters
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Above by Tim Prust of Wisconsin Seeing the world around us through a new lens is refreshing.  Even the smallest, unexpected shift in perspective can yield inspiring results; in our work, in our world and in our hearts. Witnessing the portraits being captured by the participants of the Traveling Lens Project is proof of that. The portraits we capture of the people we love are perhaps the most meaningful of all photographs. Whether they’re energetic or pensive, candid or posed, these are the kinds of images that leave us breathless and fill us with gratitude. Above by Mia Camp of Sweden…
  • Ding ding ding

    shutter sisters
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:12 pm
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Lens (& Brotherhood too) is full swing with stops so far in California, Texas, New Hampshire, Missouri, Canada and London. That said, there’s no telling what might pop up in people’s view finders when given a photo muse like the Lensbaby LM-10 . It’s no surprise that there’s been all kinds of diversity in the the images that have been rolling in. And yet, oddly enough (or perhaps it’s not odd at all?) there have actually been some images that have very specific common threads. Remember, in this particular project, no one has…
  • The Lensbaby Wheels are in Motion

    shutter sisters
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Image by Stephen Pullan in New Hampshire Round and round and round they go. Where they’ll stop, nobody knows. Well, that’s not entirely true. We actually do know where our 6 traveling Lensbabys will be stopping over the next 6 weeks during the #TravelingLensProject. We’ve got it all mapped out; 31 photographers, 30 stops, including 18 states and 8 different countries. These LM-10s are covering a lot of ground! And they’ve got some amazing tour guides. Yep, there are 31 photographers who are going to take these babys for a spin. What is all of this about? In case you haven’t heard,…
  • Behind the Book : An Interview with Susan Tuttle

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

  • Light Blaster

    Michael Corsentino
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Ordinary to Extraordinary in a Flash The Light Blaster (a.k.a. the Blaster) is an exciting new strobe-based image projector with unlimited creative possibilities. Working together with your existing handheld flash and the SLR lens of your choice, the Blaster projects an instant image or pattern wherever you want it. With the Light Blaster, it’s easy to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in a flash! Using your own 35mm slides or a collection of awesome Creative Kit transparencies available from Light Blaster (sold separately), you’ll be able to instantly transform reality and…
  • Color Themes Come to InDesign

    jeff witchel
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    In this installment of “Adobe InDesign Quick Tips,” Jeff breaks down the Color Theme tool introduced in Adobe InDesign CC 2014. You’ll learn how to create and change color themes from any pixel- or vector-based image in your document.
  • Hydra HDRi Pro

    Bruce Bicknell
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Photoshop Plug-In Converts 8-Bit Images to 32-Bit HDRi It seems that everyone is on the HDR panoramic bandwagon these days, and they’re all looking for quicker and easier ways to accomplish the effect without having to carry around a ton of gear or go through painstaking steps to get the desired results. That’s where programs like Hydra HDRi Pro come into play. This great little Photoshop plug-in allows you to take panoramic photos from your smartphone (iPhone or Android) and convert the 8-bit image into a 32-bit HDRi. With a few shots, I was able to create a 360° panorama with my…
  • Sunbounce Cage

    Michael Corsentino
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Portable Daylight Studio Sunbounce has long been providing innovative solutions for photographers looking for ways to control and shape natural light. Known for their portability, exceptional build quality, and purpose-driven design, Sunbounce has hit another home run with Cage. Designed in close collaboration with top photographer Greg Gorman, Cage allows anyone to create professional-quality studio lighting using natural light in the great outdoors. That’s right, a mobile natural light studio that you can take with you and set up anywhere you need it. The lightweight 8x8x8′ aluminum…
  • Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    In this article, we’re looking at the bottom three sliders in the Basic panel: Clarity, Vibrance, and Saturation. (Note: These techniques work in both Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw and Lightroom.) CLARITY ROCKS If you have Photoshop CS5 or later, you’re using the latest version of Clarity, which totally rocks. If you’re using CS4 or earlier, Camera Raw has Clarity but it’s using the older math, and while it’s still good, it’s not great. If you have the older version, what you’ll find is that a lot of Clarity will create a black halo around the edges of…
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    Photojojo

  • Super Stable, Super Fly-X3

    Britta
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Your methods for recording videos are impressive, but also complicated and terrifying. Using a skateboard and moon boots to capture smooth video? It’s not safe. Grab the Fly-X3 Handy Motorized Phone Stabilizer instead and your vids will be smooth as can be. The Fly-X3 is easy to use on the go. It’ll cradle your phone and automatically adjust to get level videos every time. As you move, run, or jump the Fly-X3 keeps adjusting for the smoothest results. Now you can use those moon boots along with the Fly-X3 for extreme action videos without the…
  • Give Your Fave Gloves Touchscreen Power with Touch Tonic!

    Britta
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You want to keep your hands warm this winter, but those fuzzy fingers keep getting in the way of important photo-ops and text messages. Add the magic touch to your gloves with Touch Tonic, the paint-on solution that lets you stay warm and connected to your touchscreen. When the weather gets chilly, you’ll be able to use your touchscreen phone to snap snowy pics and share them online without ever taking off your favorite gloves. Choose the Touch Tonic that matches your gloves’ fabric type, quickly apply to the fingertips and let dry. Keep your…
  • Small Spaces Make Super Studios!

    Taylor
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Home is where the heart is. Home is wherever you lay your hat. And home is a great place to snap some awesome photos! We’ve gathered up five inexpensive and impermanent ways to transform little home spaces into the perfect settings for pictures. You don’t need a lot of square footage. You just need a little creativity. So whether you want your own homemade photography studio or just want to take better photos in your home as it is, these tips will help make your room of choice photo-ready! Stay in Your PJs and Shoot from Home (...)Read the rest of Small Spaces Make Super Studios!
  • DIY No Frame Photo Display Ideas

    Erika
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 No money? No frame? No worries. Display your photos by using cheap everyday supplies from around the house. Your photos will look a million bucks and you’ll save dough, yo. Come with us and you’ll never look at a box or a jar the same way again! Frame Your Photos Without Frames (...)Read the rest of DIY No Frame Photo Display Ideas (216 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Turn Your Phone into a Pro Grade Cam with 30x Zoom

    Britta
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You have a fondness for mash-ups: Girl Talk, golden doodles, waffle tacos! Bring the best of two worlds together again with the new QX30 from Sony, a lens that’ll shoot DSLR quality pics and connect to your phone to give you the instant shareability of … well, your phone! The newest of Sony’s QX family, the QX30 gives you 30x optical zoom (way better than your phone’s pixelly digital zoom) and is an entire camera on its own with a flash, memory card and video capabilities. Use your phone as a viewfinder whether the lens is clipped onto the phone or detached for more uniquely…
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    emilie inc. photography blog

  • East End Beach fall family portrait in Portland

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    I first photographed this family when Sela was a baby and sweet parents Susan and Chris doted lovingly over their daughter. Then along came little brother William, who I had the pleasure of meeting when he, too, was a baby. We convened for another session when both were a bit older, and mobile, and raced around a favorite park near Portsmouth. This year they came to my favorite park in Portland for pictures at the East End Beach. Different location, but the racing around was the same. It felt so familiar to be calling "William, be careful on the dock!" "William, please wait for me!" lol.
  • private island engagement session off the coast of Boothbay Harbor

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Ruth and Dana picked me up at the public dock in Boothbay Harbor on their whaler with their pooch Whaler. We cruised out to nearby Squirrel Island, a private residential island where their wedding will take place next year. They gave me a walking tour of this magical place, pointing out tidbits of history of the houses we passed, overlooks, paths and filled me in on wedding details. It was a wonderful way to get to know these two better, who have known one another since they were little, both summering on the island their whole lives. Counting down the days until I can return with them next…
  • York engagement session of Anne and Craig

    denise
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:54 pm
    These two were in Maine for their engagement party in York at one of the rental homes that Anne's family owns, right on the water.  They had traveled from California to get together with family and friends for a long weekend of celebrating and I was happy to meet up with them to wander around town to some of Anne's favorite spots.  We made it down to the beach with a view of the York Harbor Reading Room, the beautiful venue for their June wedding next year.  Then we hopped in the car and scoped out a few spots in the village, including the adorable town hall. Anne and Craig, I…
  • fall wedding of Sandy and Elliott at Laudholm Farm

    whitney
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Sandy and Elliott met me at the emilie inc. office five months before their wedding day.  I had actually first "met" them months earlier via phone, so it was great to see them in-person before their big day.  Fast forward to their October wedding day, I'm always shocked at how fast time seems to fly from my initial meeting with couples.  After a brisk start, the rain stopped and the sun came out.  The beautiful Laudholm Farm played host to their celebration, one of my favorite places to photograph, no matter the season.  Elliott and the groomsmen got ready at the…
  • Grow Brand Camp at Portland Company wrap-up

    emilie
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    Sometime mid-summer during one of our usual late night chats after logging post-kid bedtime work hours at the house, hubby J mentioned that he was brewing an idea to host a marketing event for wedding professionals in Maine. I agreed, great idea! But how would it be possible to pull it together before the snow starts flying as surely folks would want to visit during leaf peeping season when the days are shorter but still comfortable and colorful.Voila, Grow Brand Camp took place just 8 short weeks after thanks to the dynamic team at Tide Creative. Together J, Liz, Johann, Alina and Dana…
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Drawings and paintings from architectural photos

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    Some examples of using Topaz Impression and Simplify plugins - on our architectural photography site
  • Review - Topaz impression

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:42 am
    A brand new plugin from Topaz that applies painting and drawing effects to photographs. Designed to look a lot more natural than previous 'convert to painting' effects.
  • Firmware update for PRO-1 printer

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:41 am
    A firmware update for the Canon PRO-1 printer may partly alleviate some of the issues Keith found in what was otherwise a very good printer.
  • Selling prints - why local photos work best

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

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

  • Fireside Launches

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Fireside is a smart system for your home that makes enjoying all your photos and videos as easy as taking them. Read more and comment »
  • Win a TemplateMonster WordPress Theme!

    Mark Goldstein
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    TemplateMonster is giving out 3 premium WordPress themes for free! Read more and comment »
  • Olympus Stylus 1s

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Olympus Japan have unveiled the Olympus Stylus 1s camera. Read more and comment »
  • Impossible Color Film Black Frame Edition

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Impossible have released their long-promised Color 600, SX-70 and Spectra/Image Black Frame films. Read more and comment »
  • Manfrotto KLYPAPP

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Manfrotto KLYPAPP is the first hands free photo capture app developed by Manfrotto. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • A Down-to-Earth Typeface on the Horizon

    Ekwoman
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:18 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: In a growing list of interesting typeface concepts, I think this one is high on the list, but very down to earth. Aerial Bold—brainchild of Joey Lee and Benedikt Groß—will, quite literally, be created by the earth. By using satellite images, the creators intend to map out letterforms shaped by buildings, lakes, forests, highways, and anything else found hiding amid the aerial imagery. The Aerial Bold project recently hit its funding mark of $10,000 on Kickstarter. With a nod to mass data-crunching projects like SETI at Home, Lee and Groß are touting…
  • Norway's Banknotes Get a Stunning Makeover

    Ekwoman
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: It's no secret that the US has some of the ugliest paper money around. After seeing Norway's stunning new banknotes, I feel like we just took several steps backwards in that department. Norway's central bank, Norges Bank, held a contest to re-design the country's paper currency and ended up crowning two winners whose designs seem contrasting at first, yet complement each other nicely. Tasked with the direction to build on a theme of "The Sea," graphic design firm The Metric System provided elegant depictions of typically Norwegian objects: a Viking ship, a…
  • Learn HTML Through Song

    Ekwoman
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you've ever wanted to learn HTML but cringe at the thought of reading a book on the subject, try singing it instead! A new website—started by veteran HTML instructor Diane Presler—uses catchy tunes and lyrics to drill coding into your head. Though there is no real order to how the videos should be watched, "An HTML Love Song" is a good introduction. The ditty puts HTML tags in a real-world context (such as <girl hair="blond">) to get the listener to think about HTML structure in a fun way. The site already has seven songs in its arsenal,…
  • Extensis Releases Suitcase Fusion 6

    Mike Rankin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Body: Press Release PORTLAND, Ore. — October 21, 2014 — Extensis® today released Suitcase Fusion® 6, the professional-grade font manager which integrates fonts directly into the creative workflow and allows designers to get the most out of their font collections by organizing them into a single, searchable location. Touting compatibility with last week’s release of Apple® OS X® Yosemite, and support for the industry’s most popular design applications and cloud-based archiving, Suitcase Fusion 6 provides instant access to the font tools designers need in all the places they…
  • Graphic Standards Manual Earns Top Kickstarter Title

    Ekwoman
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Wayfinding fans—and New York City enthusiasts of all kinds—are no doubt glad to hear the complete 1970 NYC Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual is being re-issued. The standards file, created to standardize signage in the New York subway system, has just earned its place as the most-funded graphic design campaign on Kickstarter. Originally released in 1970 and designed by Unimark, the manual became the gold standard for modern design that clearly conveyed ideas and, more importantly, people through the transit system. In a time when there were no…
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    Camera Labs

  • Panasonic Lumix LX100 review - a fab compact for enthusiasts!

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    The Panasonic Lumix LX100 is one of the most powerful compact cameras to date. Forget 1in sensors, Panasonic's squeezed in the larger Four Thirds sensor from the Lumix GX7 along with its big and detailed viewfinder too. But rather than use interchangeable lenses, the LX100 sports a fixed 24-75mm f1.7-2.8 lens and manages to come in at a smaller size and lower weight than either Canon's G1 X Mark II or Fujifilm's X100 series. I've completed another epic review for you with multiple comparisons against the competition (especially the Sony RX100 III), and a close-look at the lens and 4k video…
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review - a 65x super-zoom!

    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Canon's PowerShot SX60 HS is the company's latest DSLR-styled super-zoom camera. Successor to the massively popular SX50 HS, it extends the optical range from 50x to a whopping 65x, taking you from 21 to 1365mm, or extreme wide angle to extreme telephoto. It also includes 1080 / 60p video, manual control, support for RAW, high resolution viewfinder and screen, Wifi with NFC, and a particularly neat Zoom Assist feature that automatically adjusts the lens zoom to always keep someone in the frame if they move too close, too far, or off the side. Find out how it compares against Nikon's P600 and…
  • Canon ELPH 340 IXUS 265 review - a classy budget compact!

    20 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Canon's PowerShot IXUS 265, or ELPH 340 as it's known in North America, is a 16 Megapixel point-and-shoot compact with a 12x optical zoom, 1080p video and Wifi with NFC. The 25-300mm zoom range is what sets it apart from camera phones or more basic compacts, and the built-in Wifi makes it easy to transfer and share images. All this in a stylish and affordable body make the latest IXUS / ELPH a desirable buy, but to make sure we've compared it against Sony's WX350 and the Lumix SZ8. Find out which is the best budget compact for you in our Canon IXUS 265 ELPH 340 review!
  • Canon G7X review - a worthy rival to the Sony RX100 III!

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    Canon's PowerShot G7X is a high-end compact with a 20 Megapixel 1in sensor and a 24-100mm f1.8-2.8 lens. It slots roughly between the G1 X Mark II and S120 in terms of sensor size, delivering a step-up in quality over the latter, but with a body that's crucially smaller than the former. It's a strategy that's worked well for Sony's RX100 series, the leader in this category. Canon is well-placed against it too with a longer zoom and touch-screen, albeit not with the EVF of the RX100 III. I've made a detailed comparison between these two models in my Canon G7X review - find out which will be…
  • Nikon COOLPIX P530 review - 42x super-zoom!

    2 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX P530 is a mid-range super-zoom camera with a 42x optical range - taking you from 24mm all the way to 1000mm. It has a 16 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 3in screen, electronic viewfinder, PASM shooting modes and 1080p video at a keen price. It's up against models like Canon's PowerShot SX520 HS and Sony's Cyber-shot H400, so it's those two models we've compared it to in our Nikon P530 review! Find out which mid-range super-zoom will be best for you!
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Soumrak nad Kamenicí / Sunset above Kamenice river

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Poseděl bych, ale musím cvakat než se setmí.Už chvíli mrholí. I would sit, but I must to take a lot of pictures before dark.Gentle drizzling.
  • Zlatavé ráno / Golden morning

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Sedím na věži a je mi dobře.Je to deset minut co bylo mlíko tak husté, že jsem viděl jen kus zdi vlevo, kus vpravo a pod sebou kecky na vlastních bimbajících se nohách.Holub se zničehož nic vpravo zjevil, proletěl mi metr před nosem, koukli jsme se jeden druhému do oka a zmizel v mlíce vlevo. Haluz.Fouká teplý vítr plný páry, která se na všem okamžitě sráží.Pode mnou zní déšť v listech stromů, i když neprší.Z okolního světa sem doléhají jen nejasné zvuky.Zavírám oči. I'm sitting on the tower and feel good.Ten minutes before the fog was so heavy…
  • Známá tvář / A familiar face

    14 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Jé hele, tady je obličej!Kde?Tady přece. Tady má oči, nos, bradu...Jé, vždyť je to ta paní z přízemí s pejskem! Hey, here is a face!Where is?Here is! Eyes are here, nose, chin...Oh yes, it is face of lady with the dog from the ground floor!
  • Rudý trosečník / Red survivor

    10 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Když bude mít štěstí, voda ho donese do moře.Když bude mít štěstí, bude tu moci shnít.Udělal jsem mu dvě fotky na památku a pak ho položil na vysoký pařez.Osud byl změněn. If he's lucky, the water brings him into the sea. If he's lucky, he can slowly rot here.I made with him two photos and then placed him on a high stump.The fate changed.
  • Po lístku olše / By alder leaf

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Po lístku olše posílám zprávu.Po týdnu ve světě za zrcadlem konečně zpět.Láká mě život tam, i když nemůžu žít jinde než tady.Někdy se ráno dívám do zrcadla a ptám se, kdo z nás je pravý... Po lístku posílám zprávu do Severního oceánu. By alder leaf I´m sending a message. A message to the Arctic Ocean.
 
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • The Creature in the Wall….Video BTS

    cali
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    Some folks have chimed in with some questions about the above picture. We did a little BTS video about the making thereof….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFRm6nm3bRM Many thanks to Andrew Tomasino and the whole gang who contributed to the video, and the doing of the shot! More tk….  
  • It Started with a Shimmer…..

    Joe McNally
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:09 am
    Actually, a shimmer and an idea. I don’t know why the folks at Nikon and the Photo Plus Expo administration listened to me when I came to them with Halloween ideas. For someone such as myself, raised up on comic books and the dark fantasies of Mordor, the notion of distressed trick or treaters, of small children poised on the verge of fantastical disaster and mayhem was completely normal. I was somewhat nonplussed then, when most people I tried to explain my ideas to would listen politely, tilt their head, look at me and say, “Sounds cool. You’re a sick bastard.” PPE, which is itself…
  • Still Shooting for LIFE

    Joe McNally
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Back in 1936, when Henry Luce bought LIFE magazine, and shaped it into America’s window on the world, one might have thought he had some sort of crystal ball. I mean, the magazine has had its share of ups and downs, once being shuttered for six years, then rebounding as a monthly from ’78 to 2000, then borne again for a brief period as a newspaper supplement. In between, it’s been special issues, yearly recaps, and now, quite successfully, a book publisher. I mean, the name fits. The estimable Mr. Luce was on to something. Ya just can’t kill it. Despite the gaps, and…
  • Hello, Mr. Anderson…

    Joe McNally
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 am
    You’ve certainly become a bit of a household name, and face, via your folksy thank you videos that all Delta passengers are familiar with by now. And kudos on trying to make the process of “inserting the metal flap into the belt buckle” more entertaining. Love the triplet scenario in the emergency exit row. Videos aside, you’re doing a nice job running Delta, you and all your colleagues. I find Delta service to be generally excellent, upbeat, and folks from the counter to the cockpit strive to please. Some of the planes are pretty old, but you’re making strides. A bunch of the…
  • Finding Faces

    Joe McNally
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Always on the lookout for faces, right? Even when there’s a lovely face provided for you. I was on assignment for the Lastolite Group in the UK, and I did some shooting in an amazing place, with a wonderful subject, seen above. The grounds belonged to Richard Jobson, a film director, and in an earlier life, lead singer and guitarist of the formative Scottish punk rock band, The Skids. As soon as I saw Richard, I knew I wanted to make a portrait of that legendary face. The fashion-y pic at the top of the blog is lit softly, as one might when approaching a soft, beautiful, youthful face.
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    Canon Blogger

  • It’s All in the Timing

    Jason
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    About two weeks ago I was taking the dog for her morning constitutional in the park. I was particularly struck by the fall foliage that surrounded me: Fast forward two weeks to yesterday afternoon: It’s not quite the same scene…Read more →
  • Hardware Review: Sigma 18-250

    Jason
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Lens reviews are at the heart of any photography-themed blog, and today is the review of the Sigma 18-250…with it’s wide focal range, this is a key lens to have in your bag if you want your SLR to reach…Read more →
  • Moments in Time

    Jason
    5 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The art of photography is a combination of a number of things.  While the litany of “things” that encompass what truly makes an image good versus boring is open to conjecture, I would propose a short list of the following:…Read more →
  • Photographing Architecture Painlessly

    Jason
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Guest Post by Joe Farace One of the best things about photographing architecture is that your subject doesn’t move around but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be moving around to find the best possible angle. In fact, there are…Read more →
  • Did You Know That…

    Jason
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Your images contain a whole host of information that you may not even be seeing? The header information in your photos contain something called EXIF data.Read more →
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    DIYPhotography

  • How I Shot This Light Painting Photo In Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

    Udi Tirosh
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    The location for this light painting shoot is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It is famous for its endless red gates, that look like tunnel! I’ve been there so many times, and always wanted to do something with this wonderful location, but this was the first time to actually [...] The post How I Shot This Light Painting Photo In Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Dancers Bare It All In Streets Of NYC For Striking Portrait Series: Dancers After Dark [NSFW]

    Tiffany Mueller
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:48 am
    Jordan Matter, the photographer behind New York Times Bestseller, Dancers Among Us, has been hard at work on his next project, Dancers After Dark. Once again, Matter has teamed up with a handful of professional dancers to photograph them performing their artistic movements, but with Dancers After Dark, Matter takes a riskier approach. The dancers, all of whom [...] The post Dancers Bare It All In Streets Of NYC For Striking Portrait Series: Dancers After Dark [NSFW] appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • A Guide To Photographer’s Rights (And What To Do If You Get Arrested)

    Tiffany Mueller
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Hopefully, none of you will ever actually be in a situation where this would be useful, but Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel for The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), sat down to make a quick, but helpful, informational video regarding the legal rights of photojournalists. In the video, which is a 3 minute long gem of [...] The post A Guide To Photographer’s Rights (And What To Do If You Get Arrested) appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • No, You Can Not Patent “Sorting And Uploading Photos For Athletes To Download”

    Udi Tirosh
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    A few weeks back we reported a weird patent lawsuit. , PhotoCrazy (owned by Peter Wolf), was suing a South Carolina event photography business, Capstone, for violating a few patents. without going into the technicalities of it Photocrazy claimed that “taking photos of an athlete at an event, sorting the images by the bib number wore by the athlete, and putting them [...] The post No, You Can Not Patent “Sorting And Uploading Photos For Athletes To Download” appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Some Sweet Advice On Dealing With (Online) Criticism

    Udi Tirosh
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Have you ever come back from the most incredible shoot of your life only to get a person go down on you? Have you ever had the most amazing idea for your business and when going live a fried totally dissed you? Being a creative means that you put yourself out there almost daily and [...] The post Some Sweet Advice On Dealing With (Online) Criticism appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: "Rome - Candid Street Shots" by Petach

    Petach
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Currently in Rome for a week with Mrs Petach and some friends. We have a lovely apartment, close to shops and bars/restaurants about 1k from the Cathedral of Rome (St John/StGiovanni) Couldn’t decide which camera to take….but BA’s generous 21 kilo hand baggage allowance decided for me. They all came! The 6d with 85mm L f/1.2 & 70-300L, The GXR with 21mm Zeiss and a Panny FZ200 Bridge. The Panny has done really well, especially for street work and scenics. I am pleased with it and it is very versatile at 600mm equivalent zoom AND f/2.8 all the way through. In fact, I have enough…
  • Featured: 'Hells Canyon, Oregon, in June and October' by Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:47 pm
    this year we were lucky enough to visit Hells Canyon on two occasions... On June 1st for a day and then a weekend in the middle of October for two days. Hells Canyon is North Americas deepest river gorge and located between Oregon and Idaho. We stayed in Enterprise on both trips and did day hikes (although it should be a great area for backpacking too - if you're not afraid of rattlesnakes and poison oak... of which we saw neither :) ) On our trip two weeks ago we drove to Buckhorn Lookout on the first day (we had already done this hike in June). On the second day we drove to Hat Point, which…
  • Featured: 'New York City with the G7X' by Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:10 pm
    I'm in the Big Apple and all I brought was the G7X and the RX1. I'm gonna try to stick to just shooting the G7X as much as possible, although I'll probably bring the RX1 out at night... Anyway, I'm sick of talking about this camera, and defending it from the Sony-loving hoards (of which I am one with the RX1, just not the RX100 - so confusing not having any loyalties!). To me, it's a great camera to shoot with and produces files I'd have died for from a compact until very recently. It won't replace my big guns, but I think it may serve as a really nice alternative to them when I want to…
  • Featured: 'Some images from the DP3m in Japan' by Boid

    Boid
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:52 am
    For my walk around kit, I usually carry a Ricoh GR and the X100 in a nat geo canvas bag with two pouches. I hugely enjoyed shooting with the X100 but I needed a wider field of view than 35mm especially for shooting architecture. So I bought a wide conversion lens for the Ricoh GR which takes it's native 28mm fov to 21mm (in 35mm terms). And I replaced the X100 with the DP3M, because I needed a carry around that could shoot primarily portraits. As an added bonus the batteries between the two systems are interchangeable, and since one needs a host of batteries to make the Sigma last out a day,…
  • Featured: 'Scotland, England and Wales - Photos and travel diary' by Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade
    12 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hello, I am back from a trip through the UK and I would like to show you some of my photos and give some hints about good places for photos. Our predefined route was: Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Lake District, Snowdonia NP, Pembrokeshire Coast NP. Day 1/2: Edinburgh I've been in EDI before, so we just walked around for recreation and tried to get some good photos on our way. We tried to explore some more natural spots and found Dean Gardens, which were pretty nice. You can enter them via Mackenzie Pl or Miller Row. Dont try to enter the other side of the creek, it's all private.
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Halloween Photo Tricks – Episode 395

    Nick Abramovitz
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pete has a tip on cloning and healing and using clone source. Keeping up with the season of Halloween, Corey has a trick on how to make your scary photo creepier with just a few short tricks. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 395 is now playing! Download Episode 395 (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: Perspective Warp and New Flame Tool in Photoshop – Episode 394

    Nick Abramovitz
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    Pete has a tip on using perspective warp and Corey is back from the Adobe Max event with a preview of a cool new feature in Photoshop called the Flame Tool. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 394 is now playing! Download Episode 394 (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: Lightroom Workspace and HDR Toning Texture Effect – Episode 393

    Nick Abramovitz
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    Pete has a tip on cleaning up your workspace in Lightroom. Stephen Nielson is back again on the show talking about working with recent colors in Photoshop and also mentions the feedback.photoshop.com site again. Corey has a tip on HDR toning texture effects. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 393 is now playing! Download Episode 393 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Custom Brush and Lightroom Import Presets – Episode 392

    Nick Abramovitz
    2 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Corey shows us how to create a custom brush from a fireworks video. Pete has a tip on setting a Lightroom import preset. And Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back again with a tip on syncing your settings through the creative cloud. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form KelbyOne Seminar Dates This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 392 is now playing! Download Episode 392 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: History States and Selecting and Extracting – Episode 391

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

  • DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk

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

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

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

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

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

  • Grand View on Thermal Imaging Market

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Grand View Research publishes "Thermal Imaging Market Analysis And Segment Forecasts To 2020." "The market has undergone a shift towards commercial applications such as surveillance & security, thermography and transportation systems. High investment, availability of cost effective thermal cameras due to mass production, and a range of diverse applications integrating thermal imaging technology are expected to be the key market drivers. The global thermal imaging market was valued at USD 3,250 million in 2012."
  • Toshiba Presents 1080p60 HDR Sensor for Security Applications

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    With no official announcement, Toshiba publishes a flyer of 1/3-inch 1080p60 TCM3232PB CMOS Sensor with >100dB DR for security/surveillance applications. Toshiba's single-frame, alternate-row, dual-exposure HDR implementation in the TCM3232PB is said to be well suited for capturing fast-moving objects compared to conventional multi-framesystems. The 2.7μm pixel size coupled with CNR processing improves low light color quality. The sensor is designed for long-term use, operating 24 hours a day.
  • ST Officially Closes Camera Module Business

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    ST Micro Q3 2014 Earnings Report talks about cost-cutting measures in its imaging business:"We are discontinuing our commodity camera module products, while reinforcing our imaging efforts on prioritized customer projects and opportunities.""Effective in the fourth quarter of 2014, the existing Digital Convergence Group (DCG) and Imaging, Bi-CMOS and Silicon Photonics Group (IBP) will be combined under one single organization, called Digital Product Group (DPG). DPG will focus on ASSPs addressing home gateway and set-top box, as well as FD-SOI ASICs for consumer applications; FD-SOI and mixed…
  • CMOSIS Achieved 2,580% Growth in 5 Years

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    CMOSIS: Deloitte Rising Star Event and Technology Fast50 Award Committee recognized CMOSIS for the 2nd place among the fastest growing companies in Belgium. CMOSIS has achieved 2,580% growth in 5 years.
  • Lattice Semiconductor, Fairchild Imaging and Helion Vision Demo FPGA-Based Image Sensor Solution

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    BusinessWire: Lattice Semiconductor, Fairchild Imaging and Helion Vision demonstrate a new image sensor solution based on Fairchild Imaging’s HWK1910A image sensor and Helion Vision’s IONOS IP cores at VISION 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany, November 4-6.Lattice HDR-60 Video Camera Development Kit utilizes the Fairchild HWK1910A image sensor, a Lattice ECP3TM FPGA and Helion Vision’s IONOS Imaging pipeline. The solution delivers up to 120dB DR in a single frame at 30fps. Other security camera systems typically stack frames to achieve WDR, causing negative side effects such as image blur,…
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    Visual Realia

  • Visual Realia on Instagram

    visualrealia
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    If you're an Instagram fan, feel free to follow Visual Realia as user visualrealia. http://instagram.com/visualrealia Many of the posts are food related, often being intermediate steps in making new or interesting recipes. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: instagramsocial mediaphotographyfood
  • ACAC Artist Spotlight

    visualrealia
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Thanks to Lisa from Cadigan Creative for writing the very nice post on some of my photography work on the Adams County Arts Council blog. The piece particulalry focuses on my macro liquid and ice works. Click here to read the post. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: artphotographyAdams County Arts…
  • Adams County's Rettland Farm

    visualrealia
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Rettland Farm, made up of several area lots of land owned and leased by the Ramsburg family, is the type of farm/business that people that like to support. Small businesses want to succeed, and their owners appreciate being able to see customers enjoying the end product of the family’s work.The Ramsburgs and their staff focus on chickens, pigs and sheep in the livestock area, and are also expanding into various grains that are now allowing them to offer items such as warthog flour, milled just down the road right below the Maryland/Pennsylvania border at Union Mills, shown immediately…
  • The Cost of Pennsylvania Public Colleges

    visualrealia
    5 Jul 2014 | 5:48 pm
    An online news article posted by a local television news department regarding the most expensive public colleges caught my attention; half of the list was comprised of colleges in my home state of Pennsylvania. An online Facebook conversation with some friends pointed out that the list was problematic; many of the Pennsylvania institutions listed were all satellite branches of Penn State, and thus would obviously all be at the same approximate price point.Should those campuses be looked at as one entity, or individual colleges? There were various arguments, but it was clearly not the best way…
  • Seasoned Corn Chips

    visualrealia
    31 May 2014 | 7:25 pm
    While making homemade tortilla strips for salads, I stumbled upon a method that reminded me more of a commercial corn chip than either fried or baked tortilla chips. By combining both processes and adding seasonings, one can end up with a nice snacking chip that would hold up to a dip or be flavorful enough to skip the dip completely. While the steps start with frying, only three tablespoons of olive oil is used in the pan. While any oven-proof pan can work, this process seems made for a cast iron pan, which also cleans easily afterward. This recipe lends itself to experimentation with…
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    foto-biz.com

  • Book Review: Picture Perfect Posing

    Syv Ritch
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    http://www.amazon.com/Picture-Perfect-Posing-Practicing-Photographers/dp/0321966465 or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/picture-perfect-posing-roberto-valenzuela/1118414213?ean=9780321966469 BTW, I am NOT an affiliate and receive 0, zero, nada, nothing if you buy it from Amazon or Barnes and Nobles or ... Q: First of all what makes a good (photography) book? A: For me, it's a book that will read many times and each time I read it, I will learn or discover something new Picture Perfect Posing by Roberto Valenzuela is definitely in the “good book” category. It's about posing. If you…
  • The Canon 7DMk2

    Syv Ritch
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    After waiting for a couple of thousand years, Canon has finally announced a successor to the extremely successful and the very profitable (for Canon) Canon 7D. I'm exaggerating a little bit, but not by that much. It's been 5 years since the introduction of the 7D. There's been rumors of a successor for the last 4 years. I didn't believe it myself, which is why last year I purchased a Canon 70D for the better focusing system. Please note, that as I write this post, I do not have access to the 7DMk2, nobody else either. This hasn't stopped people from making uninformed reviews and uninformed…
  • Rain Cover

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

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

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

  • My Favorite Plug-ins from OnOne Just Got Better

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features: • They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. I’ve spoken many times to the engineers and folks at onOne…
  • Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list: • Flags • Star Ratings • Keywords • GPS Data • Rejects • Hidden Files • Color Labels* • Stacks* • Face Tags* *Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords. Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos in Aperture or iPhoto. Well, those adjustment scan’t be…
  • Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people. Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. It covers how to use the new plug-in…
  • Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:52 am
    Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web. First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you do with Adobe products, chances are that you use a photo at some point. And…
  • Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    7 Oct 2014 | 8:11 am
    It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5. TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com. These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ago. As I processed my the photos I realized that I usually make the same tweaks to a…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Stevie Nicks : 24k Gold At the Morrison Hotel Gallery

    Damon Webster
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Stevie Nicks/Morrison Hotel Gallery “For every love affair, there are pictures” Stevie Nicks What do rock goddesses do when they leave the stage? Take Polaroids, it seems. Stevie Nicks may be on tour now, but her photography is stationary on display at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at 116 Prince Street for the month of October […]
  • Danny Clinch : Morrison Hotel Gallery gets behind the music

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

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

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

    Damon Webster
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Ide untuk fotografi makro

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:52 pm
    Fotografi makro merupakan salah satu cara untuk mengeksplorasi benda-benda kecil, atau benda sangat kecil yang tidak bisa dilihat secara detail oleh mata telanjang. Ada banyak sekali pilihan subjek untuk fotografi ini, seperti binatang, mainan, boneka, peralatan rumah tangga dll. Ketika diluar rumah sedang terjadi hujan deras/cuaca yang tidak memungkinkan untuk kita pergi keluar rumah, maka mau tidak mau kita harus lebih kreatif untuk mendapatkan subjek menarik di dalam rumah. Beberapa ide fotografi makro berikut akan dapat membantu kita memecah kebuntuan dalam kondisi tersebut antara lain :…
  • Membuat gambar abstrak menggunakan asap

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Dalam seni fotografi, kreatifitas mutlak diperlukan. Tidak perlu mencari jauh jauh, kerena objek yang menarik banyak tersedia didalam rumah. Kita bisa mengabadikan gambar abstrak menggunakan asap yang dihasilkan dari rokok/dupa/obat nyamuk bakar dengan sedikit tips sederhana. Beberapa alat yang digunakan untuk keberhasilan foto ini adalah Flash, kain hitam dan juga rokok/dupa. Yang perlu dicermati disini adalah memotret asap perlu dilakukan di ruangan tertutup agar asap tidak tertiup angin, dan yang kedua adalah fokus. Karena asap merupakan zat yang selalu bergerak, maka kamera pasti akan…
  • 8 Kesalahan utama dalam fotografi landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Gambar landscape yang baik adalah gambar yang mampu mentranslate semua kesan saat kita berada di tempat sesungguhnya. Dengan hanya melihat gambar, seorang viewer diharapkan bisa merasakan suasana, suhu yang hangat/dingin, angin dalam balutan karya visual yang indah. Setiap karya fotografi landscape harus benar-benar dirancang untuk mencapai hasil sesuai keinginan yang ada dalam benak fotografer. Hal tersebut tidaklah mudah, karena akan banyak rintangan untuk mewujudkannya. Berikut adalah beberapa kesalahan utama dalam fotografi landscape yang perlu kita hindari : 1. Horizon yang miring…
  • Tips Fotografi makro untuk pemula

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    Fotografi makro merupakan cara mengeksplorasi subjek berukuran kecil untuk menampilkan detail, baik warna maupun bentuk. Berikut adalah beberapa tips dari professional untuk mereka yang pemula dan ingin mendapatkan foto makro yang berkualitas : 1. Pilih lensa yang sesuai Focal length lensa makro berada pada kisaran 50mm-200mm, Sedangkan focal length dengan harga yang cukup terjangkau dan banyak digunakan berada pada kisaran 50mm. Jangan tergiur dengan lensa zoom yang ditawarkan dengan kemampuan makro, karena faktor perbesarannya kurang dari 1:1. Faktor perbesaran yang wajib dimiliki minimum…
  • Beberapa gaya pemotretan dalam fotografi landscape

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Fotografi landscape adalah fotografi dimana pamandangan/bentang alam menjadi subjek utama. Hewan dan manusia tidak termasuk dalam fotografi landscape, namun mereka bisa disertakan sebagai foreground untuk lebih memperkuat sense ofscale, dan biasanya hanya ditampilkan dalam ukuran yang relatif kecil. Beberapa fotografer bahkan menyebut fotografi laut dan kondisi perkotaan tidak termasuk dalam fotografi landscape, namun termasuk fotografi seascape/cityscape. Hal ini mungkin ada benarnya karena merujuk pada kata land yang artinya daratan. Namun untuk lebih sederhana bila subjek didominasi oleh…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Paul and Karyn’s Melbourne Engagement Shoot

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

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

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

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

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

  • Congratulations To Mike Leland PFRE Photographer Of The Month For October

    larry
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Mike Leland of Tucson, AZ has won the October, PFRE Photographer of The Month award. Mike is the first to win this award three times. Here are the first, second and third place winners for October: #32 – Mike Leland - Tucson, AZ – Shot from a guyed mast with camera at 30 ft. #8 – […]
  • Here’s One Thing My iPhone 6 Is Better At Than My 5DMkII

    larry
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:02 pm
    I really enjoy creating time-lapse video. I’ve done several posts in the past about it in years past. Several years ago readers enlightened me about the problem of flicker so I’ve studying the art of shooting time-lapse and how to shoot it right. Last year I did a post on the subject. I’ve been improving so […]
  • Put Your Real Estate Photos In The Right Order!

    larry
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Tim Wilson pointed out this article at inman.com today. Tim said what caught his attention in the article was the following: What I found super-intriguing was that the sequential order of the photography made a difference. The participants I interviewed wanted to see the photos flow in an order emulating how they would naturally walk […]
  • What Are The Rights Of Agents and Homeowners Regarding Real Estate Photos Use On Social Media?

    larry
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Lynn asked the following question concerning agents and homeowners rights when it comes to posting photo you’ve taken for clients on social media: I have been doing RE photography for little over a year so my biggest concern is to get my name out there to increase my client list.  Social media such as Facebook, […]
  • How Do Real Estate Photographers Manage Their Files With Lightroom?

    larry
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    Reader Randall in Pennsylvania  asked the following question this last week: I’m just getting started using Lightroom and I was wondering how other real estate photographers are managing their files. For example are they creating one catalogue file per year or per project? Where are they storing the catalogue files, locally or on the external drive […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Weekly Roundup: NYC Hidden Slave Burial Grounds, Upcoming ICP Lectures and More

    17 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    "Over My Dead Body" (2013) from the White Shoes seriesNew York's City Hall, built on top of an African burial ground.Copyright Nona FaustineNona Faustine in Sixteen Sweet Group ShowOn view through November 1, 2014Ivy Brown Gallery, Lower East Side, NYCAn exhibition of 16 female artists, including photography ICP-Bard MFA 2013 graduate Nona Faustine. A portion of the sales will be donated to Bailey House, serving people with HIV/AIDS since 1983. Nona's work from her White Shoes series (about the hidden history of slavery in New York) is also on view through October 31st in the I found God in…
  • Photographer Interview: Gabriel Garcia Roman

    13 Oct 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Copyright Gabriel Garcia Roman D&B: Where are you from and where do you live/work? GGR: I was born in Zacatecas, Mexico and at the age of two my family migrated to the U.S. We lived in San Francisco for a couple of years before settling in Chicago's northwest side, where I spent my formative years. I've been living and working in New York City for the past 15 yrs. Did you grow up under the thumb of religion? My parents were always too busy working to take us to church on Sundays and we didn't grow up with religious images in our home but coming from a Mexican household, religion and…
  • Photographer Interview: Eileen Perrier

    6 Oct 2014 | 4:47 pm
    From the Peckham Square Studio series (2014)Copyright Eileen PerrierEileen Perrier's latest work, Peckham Square Studio (2014) features black and white portraits of local people taken by Perrier on London's Peckham Square on Friday, 11th and Saturday 12th July 2014. On view now through November 16, 2014 at Peckham Platform.D&B: You are English by way of Ghana and Dominica. How did your parents meet? EP: They met in London, so I see myself as a Londoner, since I would not exist if my parents had not met here. What drew you to photography?While doing my A-levels at Weald College, in…
  • Weekly Roundup: South London Portraits, Hyphenated Identity, CCNY Auction and More

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

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

  • Flickr Friday: #ReadBetweenTheLines Selections

    Tenz Shih
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Our last #FlickrFriday theme was #ReadBetweenTheLines, and we’ve got so many submissions with so much of great creativity and imagination. Please take a look at our favorites here, or go to the Flickr Friday Group Pool to see all submissions directly.
  • Photographer’s make-believe world has a sinister twist

    nicoleswink
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multitalented artist and Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell shoots captivating images that make you look twice. Inspired by the feminine beauty ideal of the 1950s and the nightmarish horror flicks of Tim Burton, Alfred Hitchcock, and Ridley Scott, she creates dramatic scenes that often embody a campy and creepy feel. Christine started experimenting with photography when she was 19, initially taking pictures of herself. Over time, she figured out how to make her own outfits, create and light her own sets, and bake gorgeous but terrifying-looking confections — sometimes the…
  • Pumpkin carvings of 2014

    Arnold Chao
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:04 pm
    For Halloween 2014, the Flickr community has been busy photographing jack-o’-lanterns in elaborate displays and homemade creations. Half Moon Bay, California. Ray Villafane’s pumpkin creation at The Haunted Pumpkin Garden, New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx, New York. Game of Thrones-inspired carving. Keene Pumpkin Festival, New Hampshire. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island. Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns, Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, California. Enjoy, and share, more photography of creations in the Pumpkin-carving mania…
  • Wildlife Wednesday: Cheetahs

    Arnold Chao
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:28 pm
    For this week, we’re highlighting the lives of cheetahs through exceptional photography. From curious cheetahs on the lookout in Tanzania to a dog playing with a cheetah at the zoo, this picture selection explores the fastest land animals in the world. Bariadi, Shinyanga, Tanzania. “The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large feline (family Felidae, subfamily Felinae) inhabiting most of Africa and parts of Iran. It is the only extant member of the genus Acinonyx. The cheetah can run faster than any other land animal — as fast as 112 to 120 km/h (70 to 75 mph) in short bursts…
  • Twitter Tuesday: The Milk Selections

    Tenz Shih
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    The #TwitterTuesday theme for this week is #Milk, and we have got so many interesting submissions from all of you. You showed us the daily cup of energy, and other creative imaginations on the theme. Check out the most favorite ones below, and go directly to our Twitter feed to see all submissions.
 
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • The Complete Photography Bundle II: 5 Day Deal

    jonesoliver
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    OK – this one caught me a bit by surprise but once I saw the list of contributors and the content that they were offering – it was a pretty quick decision for me. The Complete Photography Bundle II is literally offering up gigs (about 33 total gigabytes) of ebooks, videos, tutorials, presets, textures, and general photography goodness for the incredible low price of $89.   The contributor list includes David duChemin, Zack Arias, Gavin Gough,  and Nicole S Young.  And $10 from each purchase also goes to one of 4 non-profits supported by this effort.  The catch?  This deal is only…
  • Harrisburg Harvest Festival & Tractor and Truck Pull

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

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

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

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

  • Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera Announced This Week

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:58 am
    Canon this past week announced today the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera, the latest edition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional Super 35mm 8.3 megapixel CMOS cameras and the second-generation version of the popular Canon EOS C100 Digital Video Camera. Optimized for one-person operation, the new EOS C100 Mark II camera has a mobile core design enabling users to choose their preferred style of shooting. The existing design has been enhanced to include a large-size detachable eyecup for the camera's large 68-degree tilting 0.45-inch 1.23 megapixel color EVF (electronic…
  • The First Portable Battery Pack Capable of Storing a Smartphone Charge in Five Minutes

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    Power Practical is launching a Kickstarter campaign for the fastest-charging portable battery pack in existence. Called the Pronto- this battery pack is capable of storing a full smartphone charge in only five minutes. The company's first Kickstarter campaign, the Power Pot, landed the team on "Shark Tank" where billionaire mogul Mark Cuban chose to invest in the company.
  • Drobo Launches Mini with 8TB pre-loaded

    7 Oct 2014 | 8:09 am
    Digital storage company Connected Data has introduced a version of its Drobo Mini that will come kitted with 8TB worth of hard drives. Small enough to be portable and used by photographers and videographers on location, the Drobo Mini 8TB Bundle will be packaged with four Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB drives for the four 2.5-inch memory bays of the device.
  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag

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

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

    Scott
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Stepping away from my Acadia trip for this photo… My younger brother got engaged recently, and Melissa and I went to Hoboken, New Jersey (home of Frank Sinatra) where they live, to make their engagement photos. The photo here is one I made on our way back from one location headed back to their apartment. Making this photograph black and white brings a sense of nostalgia to the image, whereas the original is actually quite colorful and modern. I have been nominated for the black and white challenge by Matt Suess. The deal is that for 5 days you must post a black and white image and each…
  • Rocks At Portland Headlight

    Scott
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    The first stop on our way up to Acadia National Park was Portland Headlight. What a gross day, weather wise. It was hard enough to see a few feet in front of you let alone try to get something with your camera. I spent some time doing long exposures as a way to break away from the norm of photographing the light house. So I set up to photograph these rocks, and managed to get some really cool photos where the water just breaks right through the cracks between each rock. I have been nominated for the black and white challenge by Matt Suess. The deal is that for 5 days you must post a black…
  • Cut Rope

    Scott
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the stops on the way up to Acadia National Park from Massachusetts was Perkins Cove. The day we were there was very misty and foggy, so I was feeling uninspired. However, I did manage to get a bunch of photographs that I’m happy with. Including this one which is going into my new “knots” project. I have been nominated for the black and white challenge by Matt Suess. The deal is that for 5 days you must post a black and white image and each day nominate another photographer to do the same. Today is day 3 of 5 for me. Today I will nominate Gevon Servo for the…
  • Two Of A Kind

    Scott
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    While up in Lawrence, Massachusetts we spent a few hours in the mills. My first subject to photograph at the mills were these two chairs. My friend Bob photographed me photographing the chairs, which of course looks funny since I’m crouching down to photograph chairs. Sometimes we look silly in photographs. But these photographs definitely needed to be photographed. They were modern chairs in a super old building. I have been nominated for the black and white challenge by Matt Suess. The deal is that for 5 days you must post a black and white image and each day nominate another…
  • MonoBob

    Scott
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    My friend Bob Lussier is a fantastic photographer and super awesome friend in Massachusetts. He recently organized an entire trip for a group of friends. We went up to Acadia National Park for a few days, rented a house, photographed from sunrise to sunset each day and made magic. Lots of magic! This photograph was from my first day up there. Bob took me to see his gallery at the mills in Lawrence, MA. I asked Bob to sit down in front of two of the photographs, place his camera where you see it, and be himself. As you can see, Bob is awesome. I have been nominated for the black and white…
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Bryan Caporicci, Inspire Interviews: Episode 6

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Bryan Caporicci is a Canadian wedding photographer who also publishes the popular Sprouting Photographer blog. Bryan will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. While Bryan and I chat routinely about a great number of things, including my own photography business, it’s always a pleasure to hear how he is conjuring ways of helping other photographers create better businesses for themselves. Catch his Inspire Photo Retreats presentation by registering now. Click to view slideshow. If you are still on the fence, please take a look at all the speakers who…
  • Interview With Documentary Photographer, Mahesh Shantaram

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    We’ve all heard stories of hardcore career photojournalists now-a-days shooting weddings to keep their heads above water. But Mahesh Shantaram, an already established Indian wedding photographer based in Bangalore, did exactly the opposite. Known best for bringing his quirky sense of humour to how weddings are portrayed in India, Mahesh recently made a transition into political photography on the back of the recent Indian general elections. His work as a documentary photographer has been seen around the world lately, thanks in part to the New York Times Magazine. In fact, I caught up…
  • Jeff Jochum On “Specialism” – Why It Should Matter To Photographers

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Jeff Jochum is a strategic business coach based in Denver, Colorado. But that’s just where he lives. He has clients just about anywhere you can throw a dart. His clients are a good mix of photographers like you and me, and small business owners who are aching to stand apart in a crowded marketplace. Indeed, I am one of his students. One of the things I have learned from Jeff is about “specialism.” Notice I didn’t say he taught me to be a specialist. There is a difference and you can find out what that difference is in this short conversation I had with Jeff just a few…
  • Leah Haydock, Inspire Interviews: Episode 5

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Leah Haydock is a wedding photographer based in New England. She is also presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. She and I caught up with each other for a quick chat about her background as a photographer and her forthcoming presentation at Inspire Photo Retreats. Catch her presentation by registering now. For more information about the conference please visit the site. If last year was any indication, registrations will fill up and the conference will be sold out. So, I urge you to register early. If you are still on the fence, please take a look at all the…
  • Dani Klein-Williams, Inspire Interviews: Episode 4

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

    Peter
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    In Grand Teton National Park the eyes track the skyline. There is no doubt about this. And feet must answer for what the eyes insist on seeing ever more closely and clearly. Curiously, a goodly number of the day hikes in Grand Teton National Park measure in for the round trip route at just around eight miles – the eye makes extravagant demands….  Most of these routes run flat along their length, and thus make very doable day hikes.  There are not less than a dozen of such treks, but our favorites of these cluster along the eastern side of the waterworks, providing the classic…
  • Hermitage Point Trail – Grand Teton National Park

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

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

  • The Most Useful Filters for Nature Photography

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

    Steve Berardi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Lunar Eclipse (2011) / Photo by Steve BerardiOn October 8th (this Wednesday), there will be a total lunar eclipse. It’ll be visible from much of North and South America, Australia, and much of Asia (see map). In a total eclipse, the moon turns red (due to the way the light from the Sun is scattered as it passes through our atmosphere), and it’s truly a beautiful sight! Here are some tips for photographing the eclipse: #1 – Find the time of the eclipse in your area Here’s a helpful website that will tell you when (and if) the eclipse will be visible from your city: See what time…
  • 4 Steps to Photographing the Milky Way

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

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

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

  • Flattering Portraits On the Go with Fotodiox Pro Flapjack LED Lights

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Here's the review of the LED light that I used for the Vanessa portrait, with comparisons to ambient lighting and flash illumination - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/flattering-portraits-with-Fotodiox-flapjack.html
  • "Shot from Behind" - TDS Photo Assignment 102

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    For the September 2014 Photo Assignment, TDS shooters opened a rear window to the world. See for yourself in our gallery, Shot from Behind - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/photo-assignment-102.html
  • "5 Landscape Tips, Speed Sorting, Photo Plus" - Photo Podcast 451

    28 Oct 2014 | 12:12 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: 5 Landscape Photography Tips, Speed Sorting Your Images, Photo Plus Expo Week - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
  • Can You Photograph Wildlife with Micro Four Thirds?

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    I went on Safari with an OM-D E-M5 and Olympus 75-300mm zoom lens. Here's how it went - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/can-you-photograph-wildlife-with-micro-four-thirds.html
  • Supercharge Your Photo Browsing in Mac OS X Yosemite

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    Mac OS X Yosemite builds upon photo browsing improvements we saw in earlier versions, creating a terrific working environment for photographers. And the best part is, you never have to leave the Finder. Here are three easy tips to supercharge your photo browsing - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/10/supercharge-photo-browsing-in-yosemite.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • 4 simple steps to communicate better

    Fabiana Nicora
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    How many times have you found yourself mad at a person you love after a perfectly normal conversation? You are worried about something, you open up to someone you trust, and after a couple of minutes you end up thinking “Oh forget it”. Somehow you feel lectured and not at all understood despite normally being on the same page… How come? Something went wrong on the communication level and the result can be disastrous for any relationships. At home or at work, it is fundamental to learn how to communicate better. When communication goes wrong Very often people are either too busy with…
  • How to look expensive

    Fabiana Nicora
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    For Carlo and I there is only one secret on how to look expensive, and it follows the idea that less is more. Some may argue that the Baroque style with its grandeur is a synonym of looking expensive, and while what is right is a question of personal taste, it is also true that the cultural background plays an important role on deciding how to look expensive. To give you an example, Carlo and I come from Italy where both the opulence of stylists like Dolce and Gabbana and Cavalli, and the simple lines of Armani are examples of a luxury lifestyle. Carlo and I have chosen to embrace the idea…
  • Give your wife the gift of confidence

    Fabiana Nicora
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    How many times you see your beautiful wife frowning when staring at the mirror? For you, she is just beautiful. But no matter what you tried to make her see how you see her, nothing really worked. Telling her how beautiful she is, making her feel special helps, but it does not really change her mind. She may smile flattered, but you know that it is not what she looks at that matters,it is what she sees that makes all the difference. Does it sound familiar? Confidence is the most effective, most beautiful make up your wife can ever wear. Does it sound like a hopeless quest? Far from it. Now…
  • How yoga saved my life

    Fabiana Nicora
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    A calmer, more balanced and grounded attitude, mostly free of most of anxiety, and also a healthier, stronger body is what yoga has allowed me to reach in the last year. The most valuable lesson is that thanks to consistent yoga practice I have been growing a better person, and deal with my life and its unexpected turns in a more constructive and positive way. Yoga truly saved my life and my sanity when I had to face one of the most difficult periods of my life. How I started I discovered yoga almost 1 year ago thanks to a friend who convinced me to join a local health club. I had always been…
  • Kim Kardashian nude: Boudoir Photography in the limelight

    Fabiana Nicora
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Boudoir photography went into the limelight last month, thanks to a GQ editorial presenting Kim Kardashian Nude. It is not the first time that we see Kim Kardashian nude around the Internet. She can in fact be considered the queen of self promotion, second only to the Beckham’s. Everything about her is famous. Her make up, clothes, booty, husband, and her family as well. But while almost everything about Kim Kardashian is constantly on public display, something we had never seen before is Kim Kardashian nude boudoir style for GQ after having a baby. She showed the world that is a yummy…
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    PhotoDay

  • Red Meditations

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:41 pm
    .....The Sky River Bakery.Monroe, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, Monroe, street, Tourist, travel
  • Remembrance

    13 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    .....Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, love, Sports, street, Tourist, travel, walking
  • Wedding Dreams

    10 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    .....Post Alley, Seattle, Washington, October 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.
  • Don't Walk !

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

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

  • The Joys of Being a Photographer

    prophotoresource
    5 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Photography is considered both as a science and an art. It is a practice of creating images from various sources and environments. For some individuals, photography is a worthwhile and valuable hobby. Still for some, it is their life work where they can gain much as professionals in the field. As a hobby, photography can be rather costly for most of us. With all the high-priced cameras available in the market these days, we have fewer choices if we need to achieve the best images at reasonable prices. But in the end, it will be all worth it since the end result of your captured images can…
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Feature – Custom CSS for Desktop vs Mobile

    Scott
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. For advanced users who like using custom CSS, we made things a little easier for you.  In Photocrati 4.8 when set to a modern skin, you now have the ability to add custom CSS specifically for desktop or mobile.  In addition you can also add custom CSS to impact the overall site no matter device is loaded. Check out the video: This opens the doors for theme customization and design and we cannot wait to see what you come up with. Thanks and enjoy, Scott The post…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 6

    Editor
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal via gevonservo Filter used: Normal via photocrati Filter used: Normal Go Vintage in Bar Harbor via andersphansson Filter used: Hefe St Jakob Church, Stockholm The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 6 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati Feature – Sidebar Left or Right & Top or Bottom

    Scott
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. We didn’t want to limit user’s design capabilities with the sidebar.  So what we did was introduce two new options for your sidebars. The first option is to display your sidebar on the left of content or right of content (default is right). The second is to pull the sidebar above the content when viewed on a mobile device.  The default is to push the sidebar below content on mobile devices. Check out the video: This opens the doors for theme…
  • How To Attend 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Free

    pcadmin
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Scott and Tether Tools partnered for a giveaway of a free 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Full Conference Pass. The giveaway ends tomorrow, so definitely register to try and win as soon as you can. The full pass does not include travel, hotel or food. But the pass itself is worth $549 and gets you full access to classes, keynotes and of course the expo floor. Visit the giveaway page for more details and to register. The post How To Attend 2014 PhotoPlus Expo Free appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati Feature – Background Slideshows

    Scott
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. While working on the left side head feature in the Photocrati 4.8 we wanted to go beyond just a static background image. So we decided to take our slideshow gallery and add a similar feature to your homepage. So now whether you’re using a left side header or other layout style, you can take advantage of a background slideshow. Check out the video: The way that the sorting works for this is extremely basic, but down the road we might had more sorting options. At…
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    MCP Actions

  • 4 Go-To Poses for Senior Girls

    MCP Actions
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    You schedule a senior girl. You are so excited. She is outgoing, fun and beautiful. You know you’re going to get some incredible shots for your portfolio. She shows up and her outfits are amazing and you can’t wait to get started. You’ve got a great location. You take her out there, show her where to stand, backup and hold up your camera. She puts her hands on her hips and smiles. You snap some shots. “What else should I do?” she asks. “Uhh,” you say, searching your brain, trying to remember some of the pictures you found on Pinterest. Sound familiar? Senior photography is…
  • Editing Newborn Photos in Lightroom Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re proud to introduce the newest addition to our family…the MCP Baby Steps™ Lightroom presets! By popular demand, our essential tools for editing newborn photos are now available for Lightroom 4 and up. Based on the style and simplicity of our popular Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions, the MCP Baby Steps™ presets make editing even faster. We’ve taken these beloved styles and recreated them using global presets that you can sync across images in seconds. And to give you even more control over your images, we’ve designed innovative local adjustment presets to get just…
  • Win The Baby Steps Newborn Lightroom Presets Before You Can Buy Them

    Jodi Friedman
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winner is: Catia, we will contact you to redeem your prize.  Thank you everyone.  The Baby Steps presets will be at intro pricing for one week only – thru Nov. 3rd. Learn more now.   Retouching, color correcting, and editing your images in Lightroom becomes even easier Monday, October 27th — meet Baby Steps Lightroom presets. Inspired by the popular Newborn Necessities Photoshop actions, these Lightroom presets help photographers edit newborn sessions faster and more effectively than ever before. Professional photographers who tested these Lightroom presets are…
  • 4 Go-To Poses for Senior Guys

    MCP Actions
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Senior guys are tricky! Most of them don’t even care to have senior pictures taken, they’re just doing it because mom and dad want them to. In fact, 90% of my senior guy inquiries come from the mom or dad, not the student. It can also be difficult to pose senior guys. What’s he supposed to do with his hands? But don’t give up on senior guys! There are just as many senior guys as there are girls and photographing just girls would really limit your potential market. So today I’m going to share with you 4 sure-fire poses that work for just about any senior guy at any…
  • How Much is Your Client Worth to You in Total?

    MCP Actions
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    How much is your client worth to you? They may be worth more than you think. If I sent you 2 clients and told you one was worth $400, and the other was worth $4000, which would you take the best care of?   I hope you answered “both”.  I was actually referring to the same client in both scenarios. The first scenario was your client the first time they had a session with you, and the second is the same client years down the road. The $4000 reflects what your client is worth over a lifetime with you! When many people think of their client’s potential, they think of what they will be…
 
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    Echenique dot com

  • Happy Halloween!

    Carlos Echenique
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab! Happy Halloween! The post Happy Halloween! appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • CameraPeddler Opens its Virtual Doors

    Carlos Echenique
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:21 am
    CameraPeddler.com has opened online providing camera enthusiasts with a marketplace to buy/sell/trade their camera gear. Membership is free and available to individuals and dealers. The post CameraPeddler Opens its Virtual Doors appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:23 pm
    CUPERTINO, California—October 16, 2014—Apple® today unveiled the 27-inch iMac® with Retina® 5K display, featuring the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels. At this amazing resolution, text appears sharper than ever, videos are unbelievably lifelike, and you can see new levels of detail in your photos. With the latest quad-core processors, high-performance [...] The post Apple Introduces 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Too much Photoshop

    Carlos Echenique
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Here is an amazing video of just how far you can manipulate an image with Adobe Photoshop: The post Too much Photoshop appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • The exclusive LEICA X Edition Moncler

    Carlos Echenique
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:41 pm
    New York, New York (October 15th, 2014) — Leica Camera continues to celebrate 100 years of photography with the limited Leica X “Edition Moncler”.  The new edition was designed in collaboration with Moncler and infuses both brand’s values of quality design and technicality. The aesthetically pleasing and highly technical camera pays homage to the French [...] The post The exclusive LEICA X Edition Moncler appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 15 Questions Answered

    johnpaulcaponigro
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Alumni Dianne Morton interviewed me as part of her graduate studies. She asked great questions, which I recommend you answer yourself. Here are my answers. What inspired you to become a photographer? I was always driven to make images – even before I could talk. I was fascinated with two things about photography in particular; one, photography can be used to explore abstraction and metaphor; two, two people using the same equipment side-by-side can make very different images that reflect their personal natures. Pursuing painting first, the invention of Photoshop was my personal tipping…
  • “Unlocking The Secrets Of The Creative Process – Part 3” A Conversation With Photographer Eric Meola

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photographer Eric Meola and I share our insights on the creative process in this three-part conversation. In the third installment we discuss the role of chance and surprise in creativity. EM: In describing how he wrote “Like a Rolling Stone,” Bob Dylan said that he found himself writing what he called “this long piece of vomit, 20 pages long.” “And out of it,” he recalled, “I took ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ and made it as a single. And I’d never written anything like that before and it suddenly came to me.” If nothing else, Dylan has always…
  • Art For Life’s Sake –Yo-Yo Ma

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    “World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 2013 Harman-Eisner artist in residence, discusses his far-reaching vision for how artists can practice their citizenship, as individuals and through institutions—and how the arts fulfill a fundamental human need by forging and strengthening community.” View The Essential Collection Of Creativity Videos here. Read The Essential Collection Of Creativity Quotes here.
  • Create Sophisticated Motion Effects With This Powerful Photoshop CC Tool

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photoshop CC’s recent addition to its Blur Gallery, Path Blur offers a creative and flexible way to add directional motion to your images in postproduction. The Blur Gallery now has five effects (Field Blur, Iris Blur, Tilt-Shift, Path Blur and Spin Blur) that can be controlled from a single panel. Once you’ve accessed one, you can quickly access the others at the same time, enabling you to create complex blur effects in a single stop. Path Blur alone is capable of delivering lots of complex motion effects with one simple path. It’s likely it will change the way you expose,…
  • Sketches From Acadia, Maine

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:48 am
    During my recent Fall Foliage / Acadia Maine Workshop we explored many of the highlights of Acadia National Park; Cadillac Mountain, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Monument Beach, Sieur de Monts, Wonderland and more …  including an overnight stay on the Schoodic Peninsula at The Schoodic Institute). We had great color, great weather, and great light. Great weather means a little bit of everything; clear sunny days with direct light, overcast days with soft indirect light, fog and mist, even a little rain (perfectly timed, mostly over night). It was an almost perfect study of weather, the many…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • BTJ Biz Issue – Thx for the Love!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Not sure what just happened, but all of a sudden today a WHOLE bunch of love notes for our latest issue of the BT Journal just came flying in! It’s very rewarding to hear from You, Terry and Jon that with the BTJ in hand, you followed its steps and made your first editorial sales. Congrats, that’s great!!! The Journal is all about making money from your photography. You want to learn more, get out your iPad or Android and get it!
  • “Wonder What Moose Tastes Like?”

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for the very endangered African Wild Dog. No, never once felt threatened by the Dogs or any critter at anytime on safari. This adult who’s pack had just made two kills, was as well fed as Wild Dogs can be. It’s one of those moments I look for in my files after a shoot like this where I’ve laid down on the hammer and taken 50+ images in a few seconds. Shooting the D4s / 800mm, it’s the tilt of the right ear that connects with my warp sense of humor. As I go through my images, I just see things like this and most of the…
  • Africa Biggest Surprise!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I was mentally prepared for nearly everything we saw accept for one thing, the African landscape. It’s just amazing! The book on the trees of the area is three inches tall, oh my! While it reminded me a lot of California’s Oak woodlands, accept it has Lions, Leopards and Elephants and we have squirrels and a couple of deer, the beauty of the open African woodland habitat we ventured through is, stunning! If there is one regret I have from the trip is there wasn’t enough time to sit and smell the roses. Sitting on the deck and just looking out over the landscape and watching…
  • Mylio

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Mylio, it’s NOT EVEN what it appears to be. It’s much more, incredibly powerful and I think YOU should use it! It works magic, miracles on your ENTIRE digital library like nothing else and it has NOTHIN to do with the CLOUD! Brent & I were given a private demo months ago and I have it on my devices. Please, check it out and while you do, keep a very open mind because it is much bigger than you can imagine and not until you’ve gone through it all can you grasp the enormity of it all.
  • Time with a Medalist

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    “Awesome, I may have to do a short portrait with my 3 medals somewhere with the mountain top/background.” The text read from our dear friend and former neighbor Meb when he confirmed we’d be home during his next visit to Mammoth. We’ve had lots of fun with Meb over the years, photographing him for his own personal project as well as commercial work for his sponsors. Well with the addition of the medal for winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, it would seem Meb wanted to do the medal portrait we’d always talked about. But he put a twist to it. He wanted his favorite…
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC Zoom lens: It’s a Keeper!

    David Cardinal
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Like most of you, I’m always a bit skeptical of third party lenses until I get to give them a good workout. The need for a fast, but not insanely large, zoom for my recent gorilla trekking experience led me to the (newish) Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The specs – lighter and smaller than the Nikon version, with Vibration Compensation included – were appealing. By themselves, that wouldn’t have convinced me to try it. Coupled with its off the charts performance when tested by DxOMark with the Nikon D800e (as close as test as I could find to the Nikon D810 I’d be…
  • Think Tank StreetWalker HardDrive: The Ultimate vehicle safari backpack

    David Cardinal
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Regular readers will know that for yours I’ve been searching for the perfect backpack for taking on African safaris – or to other locations where we shoot from vehicles. For international travel, the bag has to meet carry-on requirements, so it can’t be too long. It also needs to either be a roller, like the ThinkTank Airport Takeoff or the LowePro X200, or at least have really nice backpack straps for lugging through connecting airports. At the same time, it needs to be compact enough to fit on the seat in a vehicle and move around in potentially tight spaces on boats or…
  • The Great Migration: Anatomy of a Crossing

    David Cardinal
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    No matter how often you’ve watched it on video, or seen those amazing images of Wildebeest herds crashing down the bank of the Mara River, nothing is quite like the experience of watching it in person. Our group was fortunate enough to witness (and photograph) several crossings on our recent trip. Each one was different, of course, but there is much about crossings that isn’t obvious from the photos, and isn’t featured in most video documentaries that’s worth passing along… read more
  • The Nikon D750 should have been called the Nikon D650

    David Cardinal
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    Upon my return from Africa, I found my review Nikon D750 waiting for me. As expected from the specs & early looks, it is a sweet (and relatively small) camera that I’ll have plenty of fun shooting with – and writing about -- over the coming weeks. However, it wasn’t quite what I expected from the model number. I was hoping it would be a real upgrade from the Nikon D700, and might make a good twin for my Nikon D810. However, it isn’t… read more
  • Mountain Gorilla trekking: Up close & personal experience

    David Cardinal
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
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    Prolost

  • MOX Open Source Movie Format Crowdfunding Campaign

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

    Stu Maschwitz
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    When Red Giant introduced BulletProof, we sought to solve a great number of problems with gathering, organizing, and managing the huge quantity of media we create with our cameras. Some people swear by it, but it's a lot of app. Everyone needs a trusted system for copying footage from their camera cards to their computer. For most shooters I know (video and stills), that's still a manual, drag-and-drop process. It's fussy and error-prone, and there's no way to be sure your files are free from corruptions or errors. Want a backup? Manually initiate another copy. Today, Red Giant launches…
  • Adobe MAX 2014

    Stu Maschwitz
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    I told you I took a lot of pictures with my telephone. Last week, Adobe held their MAX event to announce some cool new creative tools. At the keynote, they put me up on the big screen as an example of how Lightroom's cloud syncing legitimizes mobile photography. Wanna see? It's right at the head of the section on mobile apps. The example they highlighted—where I snap a few iPhone shots of the Small Gunns team working on some new products, was 100% real—you can see the results here. My Photos Truly Belong Among the Clouds Lightroom mobile is great, but it can do your head in a bit. On one…
  • GoPro HERO4

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

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

  • Apple Talk with digital artist Cary Ng

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why the Storehouse App could be a very big deal for Storytellers

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

    Vincent Laforet
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    I’ve been experimenting with a really cool new way to share stories BEYOND 140 Characters on Storehouse…  Here is a really quick and extremely elegant way to marry images, video, text and sound on your iPhone or iPad – that’s also viewable on the web!   I recommend you check it out by downloading the free app, or visiting my page on Storehouse.      
  • Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Tour

    Vincent Laforet
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    I’ve know Shane Hurlbut since just after the launch of the Canon 5D MKII.     Shane is a great speaker that pours his heart and energy into every speech he gives, but where he really shines is when he teaches about lighting – his true passion. Prior to evolving to being a very successful DP/ASC member on blockbuster films (he’s shot 18 films) and major commercials, Shane was a successful gaffer who worked both in the film and still worlds – he lit many famous photographs with photographers such as Herb Ritts for example. I feel like I truly got to know Shane…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Creative Discovery Through Mistakes

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

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My friend Kelly Castro recently challenged me to the 5 Day B&W Photo Challenge on Facebook so I thought I would share my entries. The challenge is merely for fun and an exercise to think creatively. Having been in Dad mode the past several months I thought this would be a good way to get back in the game. The photo above was taken in the Point Reyes National Seashore where I was tuning up and trying out some new gear. Taken mid-day on a bright sunny day I was trying out a Singh-ray More-Slo 10-stop filter. The effort was experimental and the output translated nicely to a textured black…
  • An Opportunity Not To Miss: Art Wolfe Photography Webinar

    Jim Goldstein
    26 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Register today for $7 using code: JMG7 (normally $25) Friend and photographer Art Wolfe is hosting a “Composition & Inspiration” webinar November 3rd, 2014 at 6pm. Register today for $7 using code: JMG7 (normally $25) If you’ve yet to hear Art  present now is your chance. Having attended their presentations in the past I’ve always found their insights and experience incredibly valuable. The webinar will be held on November 3rd, 2014 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST. Don’t miss out. Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved An Opportunity Not To Miss: Art Wolfe…
  • Blood Moon Eclipse: Mark Your Calendar 10.8.14

    Jim Goldstein
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    View full size courtesy of NASA Eclipse Web Site If you’re looking for a great photo opportunity this week look no further than October 8th. The Blood moon will be in full eclipse in the white areas of the map above.   Check dates and times for your area on the Lunar Eclipse Computer. For my fellow Californians the date and times will look similar to this. Note: These times are specific to San Francisco. Moon's Azimuth Altitude h m o o Moonrise 2014 Oct 07 18:23 84.4 ---- Moon enters penumbra 2014 Oct 08 01:14.1 190.7 57.1 Moon enters umbra 2014 Oct 08 02:14.5 215.2 52.7 Moon enters…
  • Wilderness Protection – Only As Strong As The Wilderness Act

    Jim Goldstein
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    View of the Kongakut River Valley, looking south towards the Brooks Mountain Range over Caribou Pass at midnight This weekend an interesting OpEd hit the New York Times titled Rethinking the Wild,  The Wilderness Act Is Facing a Midlife Crisis. If you haven’t read it I highly recommend you do, as you’ll hear much of this narrative in the coming months and years as various forces continue to try to chip away at it to weaken it if not undo it. The Wilderness Act of 1964 did something amazing, it protected 9.1 million acres of federal land and now protects 109.5 million acres. This…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 255 - Hugo Passarello Luna

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hugo Passarrello Luna is a photographer and a multimedia journalist. His "Unexpected Photo Essay on Cortazar, his readers and Paris" was exhibited in several locations in Paris and was mentioned by media all over Latin America. The story is a series of portraits taken in Paris of friends and readers of Argentine writer, Jorge Cortazar. The project seeks to create a hopscotch of images that weaves together the personal stories of participants with Cortazar and Paris. Each of the participants had to choose a passage of the book Hopscotch that mentions a place in Paris. Passarello then…
  • TCF Ep. 254 - Ryan Muirhead

    19 Oct 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Ryan Muirhead is a portrait and fashion photographer who has created a unique and consistent body of work that is born as a normal extension of his life. As dedicated shooter of film, his photographs that take full advantage of the medium for a distinctive and very personal look.  He was one of a trio of photographers that were profiled in the Film web-series, which was one of the best produce series revolving around photography. It helped to create a greater awareness of Ryan's work as well provide him some important opportunities that have helped transform his career.  …
  • TCF Ep. 253 - Kevin Mullins

    13 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Kevin Mullins is a Wiltshire wedding photographer who practices a black and white documentary photography style. Since 2007, he has developed a successful business based on a clear vision of his personal approach to photography. He is busy photographing weddings in the United Kingdom and abroad. Kevin’s photography has earned him numerous awards including honors from The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Society of Wedding Portrait Photographers and the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalist Association. He is also an in-demand speaker as well as…
  • TCF Ep. 252 - Ralph Gibson

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Ralph Gibson is a photographer whose high-contrast images are recognized for their exploration of the geometric forms and the human gesture. He apprenticed with Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, but he has created his own singular vision which often moves beyond the traditions of documentary and portraiture. He has produced numerous books of his photography starting with his classic The Somnambulist, which have helped define his particular vision. It has also inspired many photographers to see books as the means by which they can control and further their own unique passion for photography.
  • TCF Ep. #251 - In Conversation #3

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

  • Photo(s) Friday: The Autumn Leaf Collection

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Solitary Autumn Leaf Technical Details: Canon 70D, 70-200 f/4l @ 158mm, f/9, 1/1000 sec. Arbor Day Lodge State Historical Park, Nebraska The autumn colors in Nebraska have been particularly brilliant this year. While I enjoy the wide sweeping landscapes, this year I decided to focus on some of the more abstract and intimate studies of the trees and leaves as they change into their fall glory. Today’s Photo Friday contains 5 of my favorite leaf studies from the past week in this Autumn Leaf Collection. Autumn Leaf Collection Canon 70D, 70-200 f/4l + 1.4x tc @ 240mm, f/9, 1/2000 sec.
  • Review: Western Digital My Cloud EX2

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    Western Digital My Cloud EX2 As a photographer, I capture a lot of photographs. Surprising, I know. Before digital cameras I had boxes and boxes of film and slides. In the digital age that means a lot of files that need to be stored. The upside of this is that I store thousands of photographs in a space that would only hold about 100 slides previously. The downside to all of this is that photography now requires IT skills and your photographs are susceptible to power blips, heat, lightning strikes through the power lines, and let’s not forget strong jostles or downright falls from 3…
  • Photo Friday: Schramm’s Great Blue Heron

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Schramm’s Great Blue Heron The Great Blue Heron, a graceful member of the avian species, has always proven to be a difficult subject for me to capture. Frequent visitors to my blog know that one of my visited photography locations is Schramm State Park Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. Besides being close to my home, there is a resident heron that fishes in the small ponds nestled along the western boundary of the park. On a beautiful autumn evening last week I found the heron resting on the shore. I had originally planned on capturing photos of the red maples leaves that still hang…
  • Photo Friday: The Delicate Mariposa Lily

    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:30 am
    A single, delicate Mariposa Lily grows in the shade of some lodge pole pine trees in Jewel Cave National Park in South Dakota. – A few weeks ago I posted an image of a Mariposa Lily growing on a hillside in North Dakota glowing in the afternoon sun. As I mentioned then, because of the rain these lilies were growing everywhere throughout North and South Dakota. Today’s image, a close-up of the Mariposa Lily was captured in Jewel Cave National Park in South Dakota. I loved focusing on the bright yellow center with the bright white delicate petals. Technical Details: Canon 70D, 100…
  • Trip Report: Journey to Joshua Tree National Park

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

  • Lowepro Hardside 200 Video case

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:54 pm
    We review the smallest model in a set of three stackable hard cases, which are the first of their type produced by Lowepro.
  • Lowepro ProTactic 350 AW Camera Backpack

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    A compact professional backpack that provides quick access to equipment from top, sides and back.
  • Nikon D810

    29 Oct 2014 | 9:38 pm
    A small but significant upgrade to Nikon's 36-megapixel D800 and D800E cameras.
  • Syrp Variable Neutral Density Filter

    27 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    A compact, professionally-packaged variable neutral density filter than comes in two sizes and can be used for shooting stills or movies.
  • Nikon D3300

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Nikon's latest entry-level DSLR has the company's newest image processor, which supports faster burst speeds, higher sensitivity and improved movie modes.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • What I’m Reading This Month

    RR Jr
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    “A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” ~Chinese Proverb Part of keeping the creative juices flowing is being deliberate about cultivating creativity, which I’ve written about here at length before. While there are many ways to do this, one of my favorites is reading books and interesting blogs. Given how technology makes it so easy to read, whether from a tablet, Kindle, phone, or real book, there’s no real excuse not to engage in something that interests you wherever you are. I’m constantly looking for old and new books to provide ideas, inspiration, and insights…
  • Guest Artist With Canson Infinity at the 2014 Photo Plus Expo

    RR Jr
    26 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    This coming week is the PDN Photo Plus International Conference & Expo in the Javits Center in NYC. It’s a great opportunity to keep up to date with the industry, get lots of freebies (including Canson paper), and meet new and interesting people. You can explore over 220 exhibits, attend over 80 conference seminars, keynote presentations, special events & much more. Once again I’m honored to be invited by Canson Infinity as a guest artist during the three days of the expo. I’ll be at their booth answering questions, talking about paper and printing, and happy to chat about…
  • Thoughts On Gratitude

    RR Jr
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    Eagle Lake, Acadia NP / Olympus E-M1, 1/125 sec@f/11, ISO 400, 24mm, no filters Wow, I’ve finaly finished a long but enjoyable run of workshops – four in five weeks, plus a “side-trip” to Germany for Photokina. It’s good to be back home, and as I enjoyed a cup of coffee this morning before an early hike, I felt a need to share some thoughts about gratitude. Over the past year teaching my workshops, I’ve met lots of great photographers and people, and every single one always makes me realize why I love teaching as much as I do. It’s an opportunity – a privilege…
  • The Challenges of Simplifying

    RR Jr
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    “Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” -John Maeda I’m in Acadia National Park leading two workshops, and happened to make this image in order to illustrate the importance of simplicity to students. I also share that quote by John Maeda, which is one of my favorites and gets at the real essence of what simplicity really is. Certainly it is difficult to achieve, and often elusive as we try and capture everything we see and feel in a landscape. But what we truly see is usually not the entire landscape, but the most compelling aspects that create…
  • Photo Journal: Autumn Hudson River

    RR Jr
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    I’m always amazed at how light can make the same places I’ve visited and photographed over and over again look and feel completely different. And while that’s a rarer experience the more you do visit a location, it doesn’t make that place any less attractive in my mind. This spot on the Hudson is a prime example, and I’m often hesitant to visit thinking I’ve made all the possible images I can. Once again I was proved wrong, and I left with that familiar smile on my face that acknowledged how silly it is to try and predict nature, or assume anything at all about what might…
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    Organic Light Pan

  • Conjunction Junction…..

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

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

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

  • Double Take

    David Saxe
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Sometimes I can look for days and never get a good shot. There is nothing skillful about opportunities—you just have to be patient and be open to whatever may pop up. In 2001 I was visiting Rome with my wife and we ended up at the Castello San Angelo which is a famous landmark near […]
  • Never Give Up. Just “Bugger On.”

    David Saxe
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    Nobody ever said that making good photographs is easy—in fact it is the opposite. I can remember very few occasions where golden opportunities just happened. Of course there were many times when I stumbled into situations that were ripe for good picture-taking, but I still had to work at it. I mean I still had to […]
  • Lonely Woman

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

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

    David Saxe
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:08 pm
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

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    michele
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - lisa this is 40… Lisa makes 40 look good! She actually did her beautiful session with Misha Media on her actual birthday. Her session was her gift to herself.  What a perfect way to start the celebration!  :) Lisa, lives a very busy life as most women do. She is the eldest of 2 daughters to […] Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago…
  • Fall 2014 Family Portrait Sessions

    michele
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Fall 2014 Family Portrait Sessions   Could this be the year that you finally have your family portraits taken?  Unfortunately, life gets in the way and we are busy and with the holiday season right around the corner things will get more hectic.  Make time to capture this moment in your families life… we are not getting any younger and […] Chicago…
  • baby scarlett

    michele
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - baby scarlett Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - baby scarlett
  • chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie

    michele
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:13 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago history museum wedding | catherine & eddie
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    michele
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago -   Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago -
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #22

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

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    This week's theme: RAIN   I'm sure everyone noticed the erratic weather patterns we have been having all over the world-- unseasonal thunder storms, long winters, super tornadoes, extreme summer heat with extended dry spells. In the Philippines, aside from super typhoons that wreak havoc to entire cities, we have had unseasonal monsoon rains that cause wide-spread flooding and odd daily weather
  • Weekly Street Photos #20

    16 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    This week's theme: WOMEN W/ THEIR DOGS I like women and I love dogs... These are two of my favorite subjects to photograph. Together they are the perfect combination for me of Beauty and Elegance idealized as Art. With "Mother and Child," "Women with their Dogs" have been popular themes in formal portraiture for centuries. Here are some unguarded (candid) shots of "Ladies with their pet
  • Weekly Street Photos #19

    8 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    This week's theme: LUCK Luck is elusive, but most people chase after it like it is just around the corner. Gambling has been in existence since the dawn of history. It exists in an infinite variety of formats-- from luxury casinos to neighborhood poker games, from the stock market to State run lotteries. Everyone is susceptible, since money is a key ingredient in our lives. (Click on Photos
  • Weekly Street Photos #18

    1 Oct 2014 | 6:06 pm
    This week's theme: ALIENATION Alienation is an extreme form of social isolation -- separation due to a difference in opinion (thought), creed, race, social status, religion, sex or age. It can be socially inflicted or it can be voluntary, depending on the situation. I am actually intrigued that this psychological state can be visually represented in a photograph. (Click on Photos for better
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • Butchart Gardens - Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

    HighlanderImages
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.In 1904, they…
  • Napa Wine Train - Napa Valley, California

    HighlanderImages
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, California, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.The Napa Valley Wine Train's tracks were originally built in the 1860s to bring guests to the hot…
  • Yosemite - Raw Wilderness

    HighlanderImages
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Yosemite National Park in California holds an incredible attraction for landscape photographers so this was very much one of the key highlights of our trip around California. For a photographer, however, it is most frustrating as there is so much beauty in this stunning wilderness you really do not know where to start. You could easily spend many weeks here and still be scratching the surface as regards great shooting locations. Ansel Adams spent a lifetime here documenting the momentous landscapes and I'm sure he felt the same way. In this respect you have to be very selective and focused in…
  • Twin Lakes at Mammoth Lakes, California

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Twin Lakes is a set of connected lakes at the base of the southeastern slope of Mammoth Mountain, in Mono County of eastern California. They are in the eastern Sierra Nevada, and within the Inyo National Forest.Twin Lakes are the lowest lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. On one side of the lake are lava cliffs that were formed by eruptions of Mammoth Mountain. The other side of the lake has the Inyo National Forest's Twin Lakes Campground, and Tamarack Lodge of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.Driving north from Lone Pine towards Yosemite National Park we took a welcome coffee break at Tom's…
  • Lone Pine, California - At the foot of Mount Whitney

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    Lone Pine is located 16 miles (26 km) south-southeast of Independence, at an elevation of 3727 feet (1136 m) in Inyo County, California, United States. The population was 2,035 at the 2010 census, up from 1,655 at the 2000 census. The town is located in the Owens Valley, near the Alabama Hills. From possible choices of urban, rural, and frontier, the Census Bureau identifies this area as "frontier". On March 26, 1872, the very large Lone Pine earthquake destroyed most of the town and killed 27 of its 250 to 300 residents.After an incredible drive through stunning scenery in Death Valley I was…
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Carpenter Bee

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:17 am
    I spotted this Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa latipes) on a dry twig. It was holding a twig with its jaws and hanging limp and remained so for quite a long time. It was the resting behavior of these bees.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kambala Time Table 2014-15

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Here is the Time table of Kambala Races which are going held in Dakshina Kannada Udupi & Kasargod Districts during year 2014-15. These are the dates announced by District Kambala Committee.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Long Legged Fly

    Krishna Mohan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:22 am
    Long-legged flies, Family Dolichopodidae, make up quite a large family and together with the shore flies, Family Ephydridae, are amongst the most common true flies to be encountered along the shores... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hammerhead Worm

    Krishna Mohan
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:12 am
    I found this hammerhead worm, Bipalium species in my car shed being teased by ants. I was using Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS on Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash which was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Focus Stacking Using Zerene Stacker

    Krishna Mohan
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    Focus stacking is a technique which helps to extend an apparent depth of field in a picture. It works especially well for macro and landscape shots. It will be more useful when the smallest aperture... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Desert Engagement Shoot

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

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

  • Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah

    Jordan G. Teicher
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    The mythmakers in Brian Shumway’s series Modern Medieval aren’t content to sit around a table slaying imaginary dragons or play make-believe on Halloween. No, they're out and about, dressing, talking and behaving like lords, warriors, Valkyries and the other characters of their own worlds and imaginations. The post Meet the Wizards and Lords That Rule the Suburbs of Utah appeared first on WIRED.
  • A Rare Peek Inside the Famed Factory Where Ferraris Are Born

    Alex Davies
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A photo tour of the Maranello factory shows Ferrari hasn’t done away with the human touch that makes its cars special. Not yet, anyway. The post A Rare Peek Inside the Famed Factory Where Ferraris Are Born appeared first on WIRED.
  • 20 Incredible Photos of a World Too Tiny to See

    Betsy Mason
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from 79 different countries. Rogelio Moreno, a computer programmer and self-taught microscopist from Panama, managed to capture an image of a tiny creature known as a rotifer with its mouth open. The post 20 Incredible Photos of a World Too Tiny to See appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Bizarre Toy Cameras That Heralded the Age of Instagram

    Margaret Rhodes
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new book delves into the weird world of toy cameras, whose imperfect pictures helped inspire the Instagram aesthetic that's so prevalent today. The post The Bizarre Toy Cameras That Heralded the Age of Instagram appeared first on WIRED.
  • Swim Through the Oceans at Your Desk With Google’s 360-Degree Seaview

    Zachary Slobig
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Seaview divers routinely cover 2 kilometers in a dive and generate 3,000 panoramic images in a day. Only a fraction of the best are uploaded to Google Street View. The post Swim Through the Oceans at Your Desk With Google’s 360-Degree Seaview appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Determination

    Rich Legg
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/800 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • The Family that Plays Together

    Rich Legg
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/4, ISO 400
  • Windshield Replacement

    Rich Legg
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/250 second, f/4, ISO 100
  • Denver in Blue

    Rich Legg
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 56mm f/1.2 lens – 1/40 second, f/1.2, ISO 3200
  • Powerful Beauty

    Rich Legg
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
 
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Photos of a Loch in the Scottish Highlands along with an island

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

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

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

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

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

  • Tales of Palms: 7DII ISO 4000 Image & Bird Bill Mystery Revealed. And Blessed…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:04 am
    The Streak Continues: 335 As far as laptops are concerned, yesterday was a day of whatever can go wrong will go wrong…. I cannot figure out my new Mac and my new ASUS has been totally destroyed by a virus;I am hoping that Jen can scrub it today and re-install WIndows 8…. And though I [...]
  • Stars of the Show/Announcing the March 2015 Morro Bay IPT

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:17 am
    The Streak Continues: 334 Yesterday was another day of trying to deal with the challenges of transitioning from a PC to a MAC while at the same time dealing with a nasty Trojan horse virus on my ASUS PC. This blog post, the 334rd in a row, took me about 3 hours to prepare. It [...]
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • PhotoShelter Card Reader Database & Why You Should Upgrade

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Of the myriad ways to waste time (e.g. incessantly checking Facebook or Instagram, marathon viewings of Game of Thrones), waiting to ingest your digital photos probably doesn’t register on your radar. Nevertheless, if you’re using an old or poor performing card reader, you’re unnecessarily losing hours of your life. As you can probably surmise, not all card readers are the same. Some have better components and faster chips, which results in significant time savings. Quantifying this time was our key goal in testing a number of card readers on the market. In trying to update Rob…
  • The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

    Sarah Jacobs
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing. With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now. From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being…
  • The Top 8 Questions About Copyright Answered

    Sarah Jacobs
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why register a photo if it’s not yet published? Should I wait until just prior to publishing? Under US Copyright Law, copyright exists the moment you take a picture. But registering your images with the US Copyright Office confers two major benefits: The court can award statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement. The court can award reasonable attorney fees If you register and unpublished work, and then subsequently publish it, it is covered by the copyright registration. What is considered “published”? The US Copyright office doesn’t offer specific guidance on this…
  • 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright. 1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, Inc Key concept: Copyright infringement and registration Microphotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and…
  • Video: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Last week we spoke with Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, about the key facts you need to know regarding copyright, and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu bring case studies to the table, discussing recent court cases involving photographers and their work, along with the best workflow practices to get your copyright registered, and much more. Tune in below to learn: How often you should register your images for copyright What to do when someone…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Starting with Filters

    David
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Banff National Park, Canada, 2014. I used both a full and graduated ND for this. When I first started making photographs, optical filters (the ones you put on the front of the lens, as opposed to software filters) were common. You’d screw them to the front of the lens and it was all pretty simple. When I sold most of my 35mm gear to transition to digital, I sold my filters too, told that “you don’t use filters with digital.” What did I know? Years later I use optical filters a great deal in my digital photography. There are things you can’t do in Lightroom or…
  • Win My Tripod

    David
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Me and one of my tripods in Antarctica. You will be getting a non-licked version. I have too many tripods. I know, I know, first-world problems. But my problem is your opportunity because we thought we could either throw one of these $1,200 Gitzos in the garbage (totally kidding), OR, we could give one away. I opted for the latter. So, here’s the deal. I have a Gitzo GT3530LS, with a Gitzo ball head, attached to which is a Really Right Stuff quick release. It’s in great shape but it doesn’t get out much anymore and that’s a shame. So we’re making it simple…
  • Study the Masters: Galen Rowell

    David
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Winter sunset, Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park (California, 1990) Split rock and cloud, Eastern Sierra (California, 1976) “Photography was a means of visual expression to communicate what I had seen to people who weren’t there. At first I was disturbed that 99 percent of my images didn’t look as good as what I had seen. The other one percent, however, contained some element–a beam of light, a texture, a reflection–that looked more powerful on film than to my eye. Without this I never would have been drawn toward photography as a career. I became fascinated with trying to…
  • On Noise Reduction

    David
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Cavendish, Prince Edward Island We fear missing out, so we read it all, and listen to every voice we can, seldom aware that by doing so we’re missing so much more. This is not the post you think it might be. This is not about reducing the noise in your low-light, high-ISO, photographs. There’s software for that.  This is about making your photographs better. Actually, it’s more than even that: it’s about becoming a better photographer. The reason so many of us are floundering, especially photographers that are newer to the craft, is because we are listening to too…
  • Back in (and from) Banff

    David
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:23 am
    I got back from two and a half months on the road just in time to get a last minute invitation from friends Dave Brosha and Paul Zizka to join them in Banff for a workshop. Emergency laundry. Flights booked – my first in over 8 months. And then 3 long days teaching in some of the most beautiful places in Canada, if not the world. Now I’m home, tired, and really happy to have been a part of something so great, surrounded by wonderful people and wilderness. It’s the first workshop I’ve been a part of for a while and watching thirty photographers play, abandon the rules,…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • PhotoShelter Card Reader Database & Why You Should Upgrade

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Of the myriad ways to waste time (e.g. incessantly checking Facebook or Instagram, marathon viewings of Game of Thrones), waiting to ingest your digital photos probably doesn’t register on your radar. Nevertheless, if you’re using an old or poor performing card reader, you’re unnecessarily losing hours of your life. As you can probably surmise, not all card readers are the same. Some have better components and faster chips, which results in significant time savings. Quantifying this time was our key goal in testing a number of card readers on the market. In trying to update Rob…
  • The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

    Sarah Jacobs
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing. With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now. From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being…
  • The Top 8 Questions About Copyright Answered

    Sarah Jacobs
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why register a photo if it’s not yet published? Should I wait until just prior to publishing? Under US Copyright Law, copyright exists the moment you take a picture. But registering your images with the US Copyright Office confers two major benefits: The court can award statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement. The court can award reasonable attorney fees If you register and unpublished work, and then subsequently publish it, it is covered by the copyright registration. What is considered “published”? The US Copyright office doesn’t offer specific guidance on this…
  • 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright. 1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, Inc Key concept: Copyright infringement and registration Microphotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and…
  • Video: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Last week we spoke with Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, about the key facts you need to know regarding copyright, and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu bring case studies to the table, discussing recent court cases involving photographers and their work, along with the best workflow practices to get your copyright registered, and much more. Tune in below to learn: How often you should register your images for copyright What to do when someone…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Photographer’s Patents for Event Photos Declared Invalid

    Carolyn E. Wright
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:35 pm
    While another form of intellectual property, patents are different than copyrights. In the United States, a patent is an intellectual property right granted by the government “to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States” for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted. There are three types of patents. Utility patents may be granted to anyone who invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, article of…
  • Texas Statute Limiting Photos of People Found To Be Unconstititional

    Carolyn E. Wright
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
      As addressed in my November 4, 2007, blog entry, photographers in Texas first had to consider whether their photography violated Section 21.15 of the Texas penal codewhich states:  A person commits an offense [of improper photography] if the person: (1) photographs or by videotape or other electronic means visually records another: (A) without the other person’s consent; and (B) with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person; or (2) knowing the character and content of the photograph or recording, promotes a photograph or visual recording described by Subdivision…
  • Must Read: Tax Court Ruling Is Seen as a Victory for Artists

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    As my post back in 2005 stated: Regardless of whether your photography is a business or a hobby, you can use it to make a difference in your tax obligation. Specifically, if you are running a photography business, even part-time, the costs to run it can offset your income – not just the income from your photography business but from your day job, as well. If your photography is a hobby, then the costs to support it can be deducted from the income from your photography. The New York Times reports that the United States Tax Court has confirmed this approach. Advice from a CPA is the best…
  • Civil v. Criminal Copyright Infringement

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Oct 2014 | 1:55 pm
    When photographers are infringed, they have the option of filing a lawsuit to recover damages directly from or an injunction against the infringer. But sometimes photographers want the infringer to be criminally prosecuted. What’s the difference? “Civil” cases are when persons or organizations, such as a photographer, files a lawsuit directly against an alleged infringer, who also is a person or organization. “Criminal” cases are when a state or the federal government files suit against a person or organization for an action that is considered to be harmful to…
  • Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

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

  • BTJ Biz Issue – Thx for the Love!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Not sure what just happened, but all of a sudden today a WHOLE bunch of love notes for our latest issue of the BT Journal just came flying in! It’s very rewarding to hear from You, Terry and Jon that with the BTJ in hand, you followed its steps and made your first editorial sales. Congrats, that’s great!!! The Journal is all about making money from your photography. You want to learn more, get out your iPad or Android and get it!
  • “Wonder What Moose Tastes Like?”

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for the very endangered African Wild Dog. No, never once felt threatened by the Dogs or any critter at anytime on safari. This adult who’s pack had just made two kills, was as well fed as Wild Dogs can be. It’s one of those moments I look for in my files after a shoot like this where I’ve laid down on the hammer and taken 50+ images in a few seconds. Shooting the D4s / 800mm, it’s the tilt of the right ear that connects with my warp sense of humor. As I go through my images, I just see things like this and most of the…
  • Africa Biggest Surprise!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I was mentally prepared for nearly everything we saw accept for one thing, the African landscape. It’s just amazing! The book on the trees of the area is three inches tall, oh my! While it reminded me a lot of California’s Oak woodlands, accept it has Lions, Leopards and Elephants and we have squirrels and a couple of deer, the beauty of the open African woodland habitat we ventured through is, stunning! If there is one regret I have from the trip is there wasn’t enough time to sit and smell the roses. Sitting on the deck and just looking out over the landscape and watching…
  • Mylio

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Mylio, it’s NOT EVEN what it appears to be. It’s much more, incredibly powerful and I think YOU should use it! It works magic, miracles on your ENTIRE digital library like nothing else and it has NOTHIN to do with the CLOUD! Brent & I were given a private demo months ago and I have it on my devices. Please, check it out and while you do, keep a very open mind because it is much bigger than you can imagine and not until you’ve gone through it all can you grasp the enormity of it all.
  • Time with a Medalist

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    “Awesome, I may have to do a short portrait with my 3 medals somewhere with the mountain top/background.” The text read from our dear friend and former neighbor Meb when he confirmed we’d be home during his next visit to Mammoth. We’ve had lots of fun with Meb over the years, photographing him for his own personal project as well as commercial work for his sponsors. Well with the addition of the medal for winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, it would seem Meb wanted to do the medal portrait we’d always talked about. But he put a twist to it. He wanted his favorite…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Family Portrait Photography

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

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
      It’s that time of year again! As the nights begin to draw in and the glowing late summer sun gradually makes way for the glorious colours of autumn, our thoughts inevitably turn towards Christmas! Not least of which, what kind of gifts to give to the people who matter to us. These days it seems that everything is instant! No one waits for anything any more. No sooner has a new gadget or gizmo hit the shelves than everyone already seems to have it! A few weeks later it is often all but forgotten about, as newer, cleverer, alternatives appear. In this context it can be difficult to…
  • We Are 12!

    admin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
      Wow!! We are 12 years old and time does fly when you are having fun We just want to say a big thank you to everyone for their custom, well wishes and just for being with us. We have worked extremely hard, and will continue to do so to bring the best in photography & digital marketing. We are so privileged to be able to have some of your precious family time to create images that we know you love. Thanks again for helping us reach another milestone.  Farzana & Uzair x
  • Behind The Scenes

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 10.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady

    Juan Pons
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also have two interviews with Jeff Lazell & Joe Brady from The Mac Group. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 10.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott

    Juan Pons
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:56 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan give tips on wildlife photography and we have a special interview with Jonathan Scott the big cat man. 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 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

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

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

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

  • Wandering in Bangkok | Thailand

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Bangkok is also known as “City of Angels” and I really loved it. Now, if you are the kind of person that hates heat and humidity, this place will make you feel closer to hell than to paradise. I was here just a couple of days. On my way to my tour in North Vietnam and Bhutan, Bangkok was the connecting point for the back and forth between those destinations. It was my first time in Thailand, and despite the short stay I wanted to explore and photograph. Not much was allowed by the tight schedule, and I also lusted to…
  • Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:34 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key. Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSLR bodies, three or four lenses, flash, tripod, batteries, etc. It was a heavy load, and it slowed me down. Continue reading the entire article by clicking here at Digital Photography School The post Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your…
  • A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

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

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

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

  • Henry Hood Gallery opening

    DiscerningPhotog
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:43 am
    I thought it might be nice to create a post with a gallery of some of the images that are currently in my show with Gail Hood at the Henry Hood Gallery. So here it is! The opening was so much fun, and a big relief, after all of the work that went into getting it ready. We had a big crowd and Gail, as usual, sold almost everything on the walls! I sold three of these big prints at the opening. Click to view slideshow. It was wonderful seeing so many great friends at the opening, and meeting a bunch of other great new people! Here’s what I wrote about the photographs: I love old live oak…
  • Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

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

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

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

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

  • Remembering Mary Steen, Denmark's first female court photographer

    Diana Topan
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Mary Steen, self-portrait 1889October 28, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 158 years ago today, on 28 October 1856, Mary Dorothea Frederica Steen was a Danish photographer and feminist. In 1884, at the age of 28, she opened a studio in Copenhagen where she specialized in indoor photography, a difficult art at a time when electricity was not widespread. The photographs she took at the Flerons' house on Copenhagen's Vesterbrogade are among the first showing people inside their own homes. She later became Denmark's first female court photographer, working not only with the Danish royals but with the…
  • 128-Year-Old Photographs: The Statue of Liberty Under Construction

    Diana Topan
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    October 28, 2014 /Photography News/  128 years ago today, the Statue of Liberty was unveiled in New York Harbor, when France dedicated the monument to celebrate "the Alliance of the two Nations in achieving the Independence of the United States of America and attests their abiding friendship."Here is a wonderful collection of photos showing the Statue of Liberty under construction: Album de la construction de la Statue de la Liberté. 1883. Photographs by Albert Fernique (1841-1898)Model of the Statue of Liberty. Fernique, Albert -- Photographer. 1883. Source: Album de la construction de…
  • FREEDOM TO LOVE Photography award 2014

    Diana Topan
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:18 am
    Love conquers all. Photo by Benedetta PolignoneOctober 15, 2014 /Photography News/ With the support of The Royal Photographic Society, and under the patronage of Amnesty International, the European Commission and the British Council, Accademia Apulia UK now welcomes submissions for their 2014 Photography Award. This award is open worldwide and is designed to promote photographers of all nationalities whose work explores the FREEDOM TO LOVE.FREEDOM TO LOVE aims to raise awareness on the difficulties many people endure every day worldwide, as they try to express the most powerful and…
  • PictureCompete presents 2014 "The Eyes" Photo Contest

    Diana Topan
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Photo: Russ RowlandOctober 7, 2014 /Photography News/ The eyes are said to be the windows of the soul. They tell so much about ourselves. Feelings of joy, sadness or fear radiate from the eyes. Truth or betrayal can be discovered from one glance. The eyes are a defining part of us. PictureCompete is seeking those images that best display the human eyes.Cash prizes:• First Place: $250 (USD)• Second Place: $100 (USD)• Third Place: $75 (USD)All winners will receive:• Winner's gallery exhibition• Social media exposure• PictureCompete™ newsletter exposureCopyright: All submitted…
  • World Animal Day: A celebration in 17 photos

    Diana Topan
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:50 am
    October 4, 2014 /Photography News/ World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4, since 1931 when a group of ecologists hoping to get attention for the plight of endangered species introduced it at a convention in Florence, Italy. October 4 was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. The day is now set aside as a time to reflect on all of the animals we share this world with, and our involvement with them - and to spur action to commemorate that respectful relationship. Below is a…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Texas Tower work at 130 ft!

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Get Website Visitors to Call You When They Can’t Tell The Difference Between Your Work and an Amateur’s

    Kathy DalPra
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:11 pm
    As an artist, it’s natural to want your prospects to appreciate the quality of your work. After all, you’ve put a lot of energy into perfecting your craft. It’s also the reason you feel justified in charging top rates. But what do you do when prospects just don’t seem to have a clue about what makes a photograph good? What if they can’t tell the difference between amateur work and elite, professional work? The reality is, if you’re selling to the public and not to editors, the vast majority of your audience will not be able to “see” the…
  • 3 Steps to Using Google Analytics To Help You Get More Photography Clients

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

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

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

    Kathy DalPra
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    When I was contacted by an up-and-coming New York wedding photographer to assist with their SEO strategy, one of the first things I noticed is that she was using her blog as her portfolio. At first glance, there is nothing wrong with this approach. However, the problems began when I saw how she was naming her posts. Each post, or wedding feature, was titled after the couple’s name. This might be a great way for the couple and their guests to find the post if they are searching for it on Google. But seeing as they are already a paying client, that’s not really who we are looking…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Panasonic GH4 with XLR/SDI Interface save up to $800

    Tim Fok
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    Sizing up the Panasonic GH4? Now maybe the time to buy. You can currently purchase the m4/3 camera and DMW-YAGH interface with savings up to $800 when including a lens purchase. The flagship mirrorless camera has repeatedly met headlines since release, with its powerful pound for pound package; there are few options for 4K cameras in a sub $4k price range. It’s almost an insult to use the catchy tag “4K for $4k” when discussing the Panasonic GH4; with that budget you’ll have change over from buying two bodies. The package has just become a lot more popular however,…
  • New OK Go music video is a Drone Masterpiece

    Tim Fok
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    OK Go have released a music video for their new single I Won’t Let You Down and it’s a drone masterpiece, check it out: OK Go have established quite a unique style for their music videos. Their slightly ‘less polished’ style of filmmaking paints a wonderful aesthetic, creating almost a home movie vibe. This is often countered by long, single take, heavily choreographed shots that in-turn create some wonderful videos. Likely first brought to light to many by their viral video Here It Goes Again, OK Go have continued to wow audiences with their unique videos, and…
  • ON THE COUCH – ep 20, part 1 – Kamil Tamiola, Tom Barnes & Lucas Gilman (pro photographers)

    Nino Leitner
    25 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Watch all other episodes of ON THE COUCH so far by clicking here!   In episode 20 of ON THE COUCH, I talked to professional photographers Kamil Tamiola, Tom Barnes and Lucas Gilman. We had a very engaging discussion about their work and the present and future of photography, filmmaking and imaging in general. Thanks to one of our main sponsors G-Technology, we were able to assemble a full couch of “G-Team” brand ambassadors (including yours truly) for this taping in our beautiful suite during Photokina 2014 in Cologne. Asked about their current projects, Kamil talked about…
  • Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adapter for A7S Now Shipping

    Tim Fok
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    We saw a lot of new products announced at IBC. From cameras, to rigs to monitors, and that was just from the Sony booth. One product which snuck out relatively un-detected was the Sony XLR-K2M audio module, which we first reported in its un-named state here. Now, it is available for shipping. The Sony A7S is such an exciting camera, its one of the few stills cameras that has been properly optimized for video. Audio plays a big part here, next to the Panasonic GH4 and its DMG-YACH interface it’s one of the few stills systems offering XLR audio. It’s done this through the XLR-K1M…
  • Tentacle Sync – Timecode Generator IndieGoGo

    Tim Fok
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    A German filmmaking collective has started an IndieGoGo campaign – Tentacle Sync allows syncing of audio and video devices through audio timecode generation. Tentacle Sync is a little black box that works with both your camera and audio device. It generates audio timecode, which along with their software (or any program that acknowledges audio timecode sync) will sync your visuals and audio. To pick up where the above video was a little vague – just like a microphone, Tentacle sync connects to your audio device/camera via an audio channel; it’ll use up one of your XLR…
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  • In Love

    tim
    5 Oct 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: black and white photographycompanionshipconceptcouplefiguresfine art photographyfriendshiphandhandshappinessholdholdingholding handshoneymoonlifeloveloverspartnershippassionpeoplephotographyrelationshipromanceromanticshadowshadowssilhouettesunsunsetsymboltwoHand in hand in love. Fine Art Photography Prints and P […](Read more...)
  • Incidence of Luminosity

    tim
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:49 am
    Categories: Galleries Light & FormTags: black and white photographyfine art photographygeometrygradientsincidenceincidentintersectinglightlineluminescentluminosityparallelspatternphotographypointsreflectedA line of reflected light incident to a plane of parallels.(Read more...)
  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

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

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

    tim
    25 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: advertisingavoidbigbillboardblackblack and white photographyblurredbroadwaybusycitydowntownfine art photographygirllightsmanhattanmetropolismotionneonNew YorknynyconewayphotographyrunrunawayrunningrushsignsignsstreetTimes SquareurbanwomanSometimes we avoid the signs even though their meanings are clear as day.(Read more...)
 
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  • Daffodil + Edward | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Jason’s... The post Daffodil + Edward | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Ashley + Steven | Married

    jasongphoto
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Gina’s... The post Ashley + Steven | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Jerri + Jonathan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Zach... The post Jerri + Jonathan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kate + Aaron | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    Zach... The post Kate + Aaron | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Heidi + Ryan | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Gina’s... The post Heidi + Ryan | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
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    Photography Life

  • Introduction to Black and White Nature Photography

    John Sherman
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    What makes a good black-and-white photograph, how do I take one, and why should I try when I have this nifty hypersaturation preset that makes even my lamest photos look awesome? I’ll answer the last question first – your oversharpened oversaturated photos stink. Their gaudy colors may suck the eye in, but then the eye gets stuck, realizes there’s nothing more to look for in the picture and hastily moves on. Effective black-and-white photography relies on form, texture, lines, contrast, tonality and composition to engage the viewer. Without flashy colors to draw viewers in, the…
  • Photowalk Revisited

    Alpha Whiskey
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Back in May of this year Nasim visited London and kindly invited local followers of PL on a photowalk. All the participants greatly enjoyed that experience and came away with pleasing images. Well, a couple of months ago, I met up again with one of those participants, Theresa, for a photowalk in London and we decided to challenge ourselves to take the same route again and capture new images from it.I only have my own images to present here, as I would never presume to display anyone else’s. And if Theresa decides to share her excellent images that is of course her prerogative. One change…
  • Improving Eye Flow by Creating Corner Exits

    Thomas Stirr
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Back in the day when I was working in corporate life, I gained quite a bit of experience creating and managing advertising, usually print based. When we designed ads, it became second nature for us to constantly think about fundamental concepts like visual depth, dominating elements, and ad balance. The goal was to achieve good eye flow in our ads. Since leaving corporate life I’ve tried to apply what I learned about advertising design to my photography. This article deals with something seldom discussed on photography sites: creating corner exits in our images to improve image eye…
  • Central Composition is Brilliant

    Romanas Naryškin
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    After my previous, slightly unorthodox article on improving your photography, here comes another one. And, as you may have guessed from the title, I am about to say some nice things about a type of composition many consider to be downright boring. Here is what I say in return: cliché. When used well, I absolutely adore central composition, there’s nothing else quite like it.Of course, there is a strong reason why so many photographers, when giving advice to beginners, start with the phrase “don’t put your subject in the middle”. So, in order to see central composition…
  • Why Do You Enjoy Photography?

    John Bosley
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    I have a simple question for you. Why do you enjoy photography? When I first asked myself this question, I thought, “Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? It’s what I do for a living! I never get tired of picking up my camera and “going to work.” But this doesn’t really answer the question, does it? It just states that I enjoy photography.So I decided to go a little deeper, back to the beginning. I really got serious about photography when I bought my first digital point and shoot (a Canon SD200). Before that camera I casually photographed friends and flowers…
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  • The Making Of “Reflection Pool, Escalante River Side Canyon”

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

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

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

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

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

    sesame
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I am so excited to be able to announce that I and the other talent bloggers and staff of my agency, Bloggerati by Nuffnang, are headed to Dubai! In what is the first Australian and international tourism board partnership of its kind, the 21 talent bloggers will be sharing our photos, videos and stories of the many and varied aspects of this vibrant city. Dubai Tourism and Nuffnang have crafted an incredible experience that is sure to be an inspiration not only for Australian travellers as a whole, but for future digital campaigns.
  • Always sitting on my mind’s shoulder… Photography Inspiration

    sesame
    26 Oct 2014 | 11:37 pm
    I have been spending a lot of time recently going back to some of my earliest photography inspirations. In a world today where we are visually influenced moment after moment, I have felt a bit lost in all the noise. My work has shown that. I don’t think the answer is to shut myself off from the imagery, but instead to let myself be immersed in it selectively. I think it is imperative to observe and take in the inspiration while knowing what is not of interest and moving on from it without much thought. In simple terms I obsess over what I love and skip over the boring stuff. I even…
  • Sea, sand and snacks. Spring rituals begin.

    sesame
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    I have never really been a fan of spring. I am not sure why, but it is the one season tinged with sadness for me. It doesn’t make sense. Everyone loves spring. Something that should signal bright days and gentle warmth just makes me think of all that is changing. Change is not my best… I try to battle that movement through time by constructing routines that we can return to year after year. And for spring and summer, I base it around the sea. I always return to the sea which is forever in motion. It is a stable sort of change. I mean, you find the beach where you left it even if…
  • Mr. Devine’s money saving tips are back! How to get the best deal on rental car hire!

    sesame
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Mr. Devine’s first post on getting the best airfare deal was a big hit, so as promised, he is back with a new tip. This time it is for saving money on…     Car Rental/Hire! If you travel with your family (or alone) to somewhere where you need to get around, no doubt you will need a rental car (my days of hitchhiking and bus/train are well behind me).   So generally speaking, car rental is pretty cheap in the USA, more expensive in Europe and Australia (and in Asia I have not had the hutzpah to get a rental car and drive around – especially since getting a car…
  • Nut-free and HONEY-free Homemade Sweet Treat Bars.

    sesame
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:44 pm
    October is Doc-Tober for Disney Junior! Your preschooler can see Doc McStuffins and her toy friends in new episodes on the Disney Junior TV channel and enjoy brand new Doc games and activities on DisneyJunior.com.au. Having a child with food allergies keeps a parent on their toes. I am thankful that Clover only has to avoid two things (peanuts and honey) as there are some children who have a list as tall as they are. That said, we are in a particular pickle with the honey allergy as even the smallest amount could trigger Clover’s metabolic issue and land her in the hospital again.
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    Flak Photo

  • Mona Kuhn, AD 6309

    Andy Adams
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:47 am
    Mona Kuhn AD 6309, Joshua Tree, California, 2013/2014 (winter) Website - MonaKuhn.com Mona Kuhn is best known for her large-scale, dream-like photographs of nudes. Her work often reference classical themes with a light and insightful touch. Kuhn’s approach to her photography is unusual in that she usually develops close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable naturalness and intimacy, and creating the effect of people naked but comfortable in their own skin. Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. She received her BA from The…
  • Abelardo Morell, Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan

    Andy Adams
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Abelardo Morell Camera Obscura: Early Morning View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, , 2014 Website - AbelardoMorell.net Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962. Morell received his undergraduate degree in 1977 from Bowdoin College and an MFA from The Yale University School of Art in 1981. In 1997 he received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College. His publications include a photographic illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1998) by Dutton Children’s Books, A Camera in a Room (1995) by…
  • David Wolf, Oranges and Stones

    Andy Adams
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    David Wolf Oranges and Stones, , 2012 Website - DavidWolfPhotographs.com David Wolf is a devoted film photographer, making both color and black and white prints by hand in the traditional darkroom. His work has been exhibited internationally at such venues as Aperture, The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Photographic Center Northwest, the Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and the Salon de la Photo during Paris Photo. David’s photographs have been acquired by a variety of private and institutional collections, including the Bibliotheque nationale de France, Paris;…
  • Jesse Chehak, Near Big Water

    Andy Adams
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Jesse Chehak Near Big Water, Utah, 2010 Website - JesseChehak.com Born in Tarzana, California, Jesse Chehak studied photography and Art History at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently pursuing a MFA at the University of Arizona. Chehak has exhibited his large format prints in galleries and project spaces including Bruce Silverstein (New York), Danese (New York) and the Durham Art Guild (Durham, North Carolina.) He is currently seeking funding to publish his first monograph, Fool's Gold, and a gallery to exhibit and distribute the completed print edition. In 2005, Chehak joined M.A.P.
  • Rob Ball, Untitled

    Andy Adams
    12 May 2014 | 9:01 am
    Rob Ball Untitled, Margate, England, 2014 From the Dreamland series Website - RobBall.co.uk Rob Ball is a British photographer and academic working on self-initiated projects and commissions. His work has been shown at numerous institutions and festivals including The National Portrait Gallery, Ways of Looking Festival, Format Festival and Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham. Interested in areas including materiality, process, landscape and the archive, Rob produces a variety of outputs including the publications Unremarkable Stories and Beyond the View (2014). Rob is Deputy Director of The South…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Transform Your Life in Just Three Minutes

    Chris Corradino
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    I recently read an article by Hal Elrod, discussing how to transform your life in 6 minutes. He writes "No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves." After working on it for a few weeks, I actually whittled his method down to just three minutes. It has proven to be a powerful way to get the day going, and was easy to implement into my morning routine.   Minute 1 starts with SILENCE. This means leaving the clock radio off and avoiding the obnoxious morning DJ's rant about traffic…
  • How to Get Started with Underwater Photography

    Chris Corradino
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It may appear that every inch of Earth has been photographed countless times. Yet, the mysteries of the ocean still hold a unique opportunity for adventurous photographers. As oceanographer Paul Snelgrove said, "We know more about the surface of the Moon and about Mars than we do about the deep sea floor". Unlike space travel, bodies of water are accessible to just about everyone. No longer is expensive gear required to try out your sea legs. In fact, most camera manufacturers have inexpensive options for all experience levels. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Roaring into the Weekend

    Chris Corradino
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    By the way, I'm giving a presentation at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Come see me at booth #445 (NYIP). If you've never been to the Expo, it's a lot of fun, and attended by over 24,000 photography enthusiasts. Details here. 
  • Backlit Flags on Shadowy Street

    Chris Corradino
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Of all the directions of light, perhaps there's no finer option than shooting directly into the sun. You can use it to bring landscapes to life, add visual interest to portraits, or highlight the color of a flower petal. Keep in mind, backlighting can be a tough scene for a camera to expose properly. If you're not comfortable with metering manually, take several shots using exposure compensation. Bracketing this way is a quick way to handle an otherwise tricky scenario. As you'll quickly see, the results are well worth the effort.   For more ideas on how to use the different directions…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Sunrise in the city

    Brian Matiash
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Last night, while noshing on a delicious plate of pad thai, my good bud and newest member of the onOne Family, Matt Kloskowski, asked if I wanted to go shoot sunrise at Central Park with our mutual friend and amazing Portland-based photographer, Hudson Henry. Despite my sheer loathing over having to cut into my 16 hours of beauty sleep, I told him that I’d be there… and sure enough, I was! The three of us headed into Central Park, marching towards the Bow Bridge with grand plans to photograph some of the beautiful architecture bathed in that lovely orange light as it reflected off…
  • 5 Photo Tips While At A Farmers Market

    Brian Matiash
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Originally posted on Photofocus.com At the time of writing this article, we’re just entering my favorite time of year: Autumn. Here in the Pacific Northwest, the temps are starting to drop, rainclouds are beginning to move in, and my favorite seasonal veggies and ales are making their way to the tabletops of my local farmers market. I’m very fortunate to live in close proximity to a wonderfully quaint one called Hollywood Farmers Market. On most Saturday mornings, Nicole and I will meander on over to with cameras in hand and create art out of produce. With all the beautiful and…
  • NYC-bound for the PhotoPlus Expo!

    Brian Matiash
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:40 pm
    Well, the bags are packed and the camera batteries are charged! The PhotoPlus Expo has always been one of my favorites each year partly because of the breadth of photographers that show up but also because it’s in my hometown of NYC! I’m really excited to catch up with close friends and new faces, all coming together because of the shared love for photography. I’m also really excited to see some of my good friends who are also Sony Artisans of Imagery present, like Vivienne Gucwa, Brian Smith, and Chris Burkard, to name a few. Sony will be at booth 519, so be sure to check…
  • The Product of Erosion and Time at Latourell Falls

    Brian Matiash
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Last weekend, Brian Bonham and I took a drive to the first few stops along the historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway 30 to spend some long-overdue time with waterfalls. After an uneventful-yet-windy stop at the Women’s Forum, we made our way to the first waterfall, Latourell Falls. There is so much that this particular waterfall has to offer, although this water levels were lower than I had ever remembered, likely due to the very hot and dry summer. Still, there were some great opportunities to leave the ultra-wide angle lens in the bag and focus on nabbing more detail shots. At…
  • The Basics of Protecting Your Gear

    Brian Matiash
    25 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Originally posted on Photofocus.com Let’s say you just got a shiny new package from your local camera store or Amazon or B&H. In it is a brand new camera body or lens or [insert gear type here]. You’ve probably spent some hard earned money on it, right? So, it would stand to reason that you’d want to do everything in your power to keep it safe, protected and in optimal condition, right With that, let’s take a look at how properly protecting your gear can ensure many years of productive and creative usage. Protection from general use Ok, this is an easy one but one…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • My Hot Pink Mandevilla

    Lily Hydrangea
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:26 pm
    If the sun comes out, tomorrow I will take a full view photograph of this Mandevilla growing in my backyard. She exceeded all of my expectations in that the first two I tried to grow over the last couple of summers didn't do so well. One never flowered and the other barely flowered. I brought this one back to New York from my friend's home in Virginia with her suggestion that I only keep Miss Pretty outside during the day & bring her in every night until the weather turned markedly warmer. As you can see, it worked - not to mention she is still going strong two weeks into October! Her hot…
  • View From the Top

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 pm
    I love the Ferris Wheel and every year when the Columbus Day Fair comes to Farmingdale, I make sure to take a ride on it.
  • Last Night's Magic Hour

    Lily Hydrangea
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    If you look carefully, you can see a blanket of grey sky hanging over Farmingdale. Somehow a sliver of sun large enough to make a difference, escaped from underneath it all to create this magical light effect.
  • The Mandevilla in All its Glory

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    These pretty things are still going strong in my backyard garden. I will miss them when they are gone.
 
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    ViewBug Blog

  • 300 Vessels Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing boats, ships or any other watercraft in this limited photo contest. The creativity displayed in this gallery is amazing and you must browse it all, from stranded wooden ships to paper boats that float, a true imaginative collection showing artistry at its best! A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following finalists by voting for their favorite boats and ships: “Shipwrecked” by failliephotos “Misty Morn” by dickdoeren “Parking” by chokysinam “POINT REYES…
  • Road To Nowhere Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing roads that seem to lead to nowhere in this photo contest and to all the photographers that voted for their favorite roads helping us find the following finalist: “The Long And Winding Road” by ZevSteinhardt “Down into fog” by saintek “The Troll Forrest” by bjornsphoto “IMG_0147″ by jleiweke “Fire Road” by scottdonschikowski “Misty road” by saintek “Bridge to Nowhere” by franklinabbott “Pathway into the Bush” by EeVeePhotography…
  • Behind The Lens With cmcbella – A Tender Moment Photo

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Here is something we can learn from cmcbella about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo.   1. cmcbella,where did you take this photo? This photo was taken at our local Zoo, The Fresno Chaffee Zoo. 2. What time of day? This was a beautiful warm winter day. We arrived at the zoo excited to see and photograph the baby giraffe. We were not disappointed mama and baby were out in their environment. We found a place along the fence to watch them as they interacted together. After a time the mother laid down and as luck would have it, she selected a spot right in front of us. The…
  • Photographer Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 4 Winners!

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite photos in the Photographer of the Month Vol 4 Photo Contest. Thank you for your continuing collaboration in helping us find the best images from all around the world. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following finalists by voting for their favorite shots. Congratulations to Grand Jury Winner “Milky Way Arc” by sergiovindas “lake Bled” by zenit “The Show of Nature” by francescorusso “Winding Road” by Timm15 “Mont St-Michel et Voie lactée”…
  • Human Silhouettes Photo Contest by Westcott Finalists!

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing human silhouettes in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Westcott.  A world leader in professional photo and video lighting equipment, Westcott has been a major innovator in the design professional light control products since the company broke into the market over 25 years ago. Be sure to check their new Eyelighter, The Eyelighter reflects an arched light toward your subject, leaving a catchlight that follows the natural curve of the iris. Unlike triflectors, this catchlight is seamless, without unflattering…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • 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…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 3 (Podcast 445)

    Martin Bailey
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:21 am
    This week we continue our travelogue of my recent Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer, and 14 amazing photographer participants as we traveled around this incredible country. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Seljalandsfoss (Falls) We pick up the trail on September 27, day 6 of the tour, as we drive out to the Seljalandsfoss (Falls) where we would change buses for one that could ford bigger rivers than our bus, and drive into the valley at Thorsmork (Þórsmörk). Of…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 2 (Podcast 444)

    Martin Bailey
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:37 am
    This week we continue our travelogue of my recent Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer, and 14 amazing photographer participants as we traveled around this incredible country. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Geysir We pick up the trail today on September 25, as we headed over to Geysir (right), to photograph the geyser there, and as I mentioned at the end of the part 1 in this series, this is actually where we got the English word geyser from. The water erupts from this…
  • Complete Photography Bundle Helping You & Charity!

    Martin Bailey
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:19 pm
    I’m blown away by the global response to the Complete Photography Bundle II 5 Day Deal sale. So far, global sales (not mine, but all contributors) have resulted in $25,000+ being raised for charity in just 12 hours! If you haven’t already picked up your copy, you can grab it here -> http://mbp.ac/5dd And if you aren’t sure you want it yet, just take a look at what you’ll find inside below. $2,000+ of photography tools & training, from the worlds top pros for just $89! It’s too good to pass up. Pretty much any one of these packages from people like David…
  • The Complete Photography Bundle II from 5 Day Deal!

    Martin Bailey
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    We all want to become better photographers, right? There are lots of ways to study, and improve your craft, but the best education and tools can mount up to a significant amount of money. What if you could get over $2000 worth of world class education and tools, all bundled up together, for one ridiculously low price? And, what if it also helped some very worthy charities? Well, it’s our lucky day – or 5 days! I’m really excited to tell you about The Complete Photography Bundle II that has just gone on sale, for 5 Days ONLY! This is quite possibly the biggest online…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 1 (Podcast 442)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:51 am
    This week, we start to retrace my steps from this year’s Iceland Tour & Workshop, as I travelled that beautiful country for 12 days with an amazing group of photographers, and my partner for this tour, Tim Vollmer. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. This year’s tour ran from Sept 22 to Oct 3, with the first and last days being all about getting people into and out of Reykjavik, so it’s 10 full photography days. Actually, for those that are already in town early…
 
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week (October 24, 2014): Frosty Sedge Meadow, Day 40 "Chased By The Light"

    Brandenburg Gallery
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    "The elegantly frosted sedge meadow takes center stage here, but waiting in the background are the golden tamaracks. Tamaracks are deciduous conifers. After their soft green feathery needles emerge in the spring, they spend the summer blending with the rest of the forest. It's only after the maples, birch and aspen have put on their show that the tamaracks take their turn to shine, gracing us with their glorious golden needles. They are the last hurrah of autumn."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 24, 2014): Frosty Sedge Meadow, Day 40 "Chased By The…
  • Pic of the Week (October 17, 2014): NW685, Autumn Impressionism

    Brandenburg Gallery
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    "Impressionism is related to daydreaming, and even a camera with an eye lapsing to slur vision. Daydreamers see the world this way, restful somehow, while still taking in motion. This golden time of autumn, melancholy for the last color on its way, rustles the mind."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 17, 2014): NW685, Autumn ImpressionismPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase…
  • Pic of the Week: AK140, Denali Broad Valley

    Brandenburg Gallery
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    I had not really noticed this photograph until we were selecting some to be framed on canvas for display in the gallery. I randomly pulled this up and I thought "My heavens…why did I not see this before." It is in the gallery now, on canvas, and it is stunning. ~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 10, 2014): AK140, Denali Broad ValleyPic 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…
  • Pic of the Week (October 3, 2014): IM20 Sheep at Lake Ocheda

    Brandenburg Gallery
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    The LikenessWhen I came forth this morn I sawQuite twenty cloudlets in the air;And then I saw a flock of sheep,Which told me how these clouds came there.That flock of sheep, on that green grass,Well might it lie so still and proud!Its likeness had been drawn in heaven,On a blue sky, in silvery cloud.I gazed me up, I gazed me down,And swore, though good the likeness was,’Twas a long way from justice doneTo such white wool, such sparkling grass.W. H. Davies~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (October 3, 2014): IM20 Sheep at Lake OchedaPic of the Week features the images…
  • Pic of the Week: Sunlit Prairie Meadow - France

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

  • Assignment Photos: Merrell Winter, for Sportmaster Ltd.

    Dan Bailey
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Earlier this year I shot an assignment for my Moscow based client, Sportmaster Ltd., who is the leading sporting goods retailer client in Russia and eastern Europe. Sportmaster is official dealer of a number of outdoor brands, including Merrell, who was one of … Continue reading →
  • Watch an Interview with Me on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    Dan Bailey
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Yesterday I was the featured guest on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast. Run by Mike Howard, jpeg2RAW is a blog, forum and weekly podcast that’s aimed at helping photographers of various skill levels to improve their skills and further enjoy their craft. A … Continue reading →
  • 4 Tips for Shooting Better Natural Light Portraits

    Dan Bailey
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
    Photographing portraits with off camera flash is awesome. Even with a single flash and a small soft box, you can bend, shape and wrangle the light in any number of ways to accentuate your subject matter and get some very cool results. … Continue reading →
  • Fuji X Camera Survives 3 Months Out in the Elements, and a Bear Attack!

    Dan Bailey
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    One of my readers just shared an amazing story with me that I had to pass along. Back in early July, Claire was hiking in Colorado and lost her Fuji X20 somewhere on the trail. She didn’t elaborate on how this happened, … Continue reading →
  • What Kind of Alaska Photo Workshop Would Interest You?

    Dan Bailey
    9 Oct 2014 | 10:39 am
    I’m starting to put together my Alaska Photo Treks photography workshop schedule for 2015 and wanted to get your input. There are so many amazing things to photograph up here, and I figure if you’re going to consider coming all the … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • Orange Peels

    david alan harvey
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    Breakfast with Miju Lim produced this spontaneous “art object” . This is how she peeled her tangerine. Eastern art is Eastern art. Gotta love it. Miju is my fixer/translator now on Jeju Island, S Korea where I have a one month commission through Magnum and the Arts Council of Jeju to produce a b&w book and exhibit on the Haenyeo.. the women shellfish divers. A dying breed.
  • Daily Commuters

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    The daily commuter in Manila takes jeepneys as one of the main mode of transportation. Jeepneys were refurbished from the American time to take in commuters and move around on different routes. Photo for @burndiary by @vjvillafranca. #jeepney #commute #drive #traffic #cityjams
  • Family Reunion!

    burn magazine
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Family Reunion! The most heartwarming moment of my entire career came last Saturday evening when my son Erin (shoots tv docs) and I met the Liggins family from my “Tell It Like It Is” book project from 1967. 6 of the 9 family members still living and in a family owned house just 4 blocks from the original tenement building where I had photographed them 47 years ago in Norfolk, Va. Erin filmed the reunion. I had lost contact with the family when I went off to grad school. A new version of “Tell It Like It Is” will be published in 2015 along with the 37 contact sheets…
  • Caed x Fern.

    burn magazine
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Caed x Fern. Quezon City, 2014. Day 2 of my Instagram take over. Follow me as I take over the @burndiary Instagram feed this week. – @vjvillafranca #son #caeden #fern #doublex #monochrome #contrast
  • Romania.

    admin
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Orthodox icons shop. Arad, Romania, 2014. Photo for Burn Diary/@burndiary by Ciprian Hord/@ciprianhord, member of @elephantguncollective and contributor to @everydayeasterneurope
 
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    My Oregon Photography

  • A Little Fishing On The Siletz River

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

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

    10 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    Young folks. like myself get around! One rainy day, not so long ago my wife and I went on a Marine Discovery Tour in Newport, Oregon. Hey! A river cruise.It was for seniors only and, for the most part, locals only. The weather had been beautiful weeks before and weeks after but, not that day.The boat tour consisted of going up the Yaquina River as far as an oyster processing plant and, back again, with a side trip under the Yaquina Bay Bridge, almost to the bar but not quite.Actually, a pretty long cruise. Lots of great snack food was provided by the local Newport Senior Center.The crew was…
  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    If you are into cool old cars take a look at these! There are some real beauties here.Folks have taken the time to rebuild some of the finest automobiles that will ever be...far cry from where we are today where every car practically looks the same.Hey! There are even a couple of sports cars here...1954 Jaquar and a 1935 Auburn.1938 Packard1904 Oldmobile1909 Brush1954 Jaquar1936 Pierce Arrow1935 Auburn Boattail1907 Peugott1932 PackardIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in…
  • Some Pictures Of Cool Flowers

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    These are some old shots of flowers from when I lived in Oregon City. I particularly love Begonias, well Iris, Glads, Dahlias and Roses, too!Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower Pictures Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Fine Art America Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in a variety of print formats, greeting cards and custom phone cases! (See Below!) All Rights Reserved My Oregon Photography Blog, Thom Zehrfeld, Copyrighted…
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    ezprints Blog

  • DxO Labs introduces OpticsPro 10 with atmospheric haze correction feature

    ezprints
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    DxO Labs introduces OpticsPro 10 with atmospheric haze correction feature is a post from: ezprints Blog DxO has taken the wraps off its OpticsPro 10, the latest software version that brings with it, among other things, DxO ClearView for correcting atmospheric haze. Joining the new feature are some improvements to the software, not the least of which is enhanced noise reduction promised to trump competing products, as well as interface changes. Read more click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review…
  • Loft on Pine Wedding : Michelle+Kevin

    ezprints
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:07 am
    Loft on Pine Wedding : Michelle+Kevin is a post from: ezprints Blog She moved quietly throughout the room, passing out gifts with a light smile and thanking her bridesmaids for being there with her, in the moment. Michelle’s sister gave her a locket with a photo of their mother inside. She would’ve been so happy to see you married… her sister said as her voice trailed off into a deep hug. The passing of their mother unwrapped pain, but in the midst of loss, they were creating happy memories, knowing a piece of their mom remained in their hearts. Michelle and Kevin walked…
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3

    ezprints
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:15 am
    Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 is a post from: ezprints Blog Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 Android smartphones : Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 optimized for social networking. Young consumers can express themselves in greater style through new Samsung Galaxy A smartphones. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, offering a refined, trendy design and the most advanced functions and features to support social networking activities. Available in a variety of colors and sizes, both Android phones empower younger consumers to quickly and easily capture meaningful moments, connect to…
  • My Little Angel

    ezprints
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:23 am
    My Little Angel is a post from: ezprints Blog On this dark and scary night, I’m happy to say my little angel will be staying by my side…protecting me from witches, goblins, and other scary things. Like little girls dressed like Honey Boo Boo. Happy Halloween, ya’ll! © Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad. click below to read the full original post by the authorJasmine Star Photography Bloghttp://www.jasminestarblog.com/index.cfm?postID=1978&my-little-angel
  • Cities at Dawn Team up with Guardian Masterclasses

    ezprints
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Cities at Dawn Team up with Guardian Masterclasses is a post from: ezprints Blog Cities at Dawn have teamed up with Guardian Masterclasses to expand their programme into cities such as Rome and Istanbul. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/wvLdhTD5BnM/story01.htm
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Martin and Bethany - San Francisco City Hall Wedding Photographer

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

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:52 pm
    I can't believe I haven't shared this session before - it was such a beautiful day. It was Nathaniel's first birthday, and although he started out a little frowny, he got smiley pretty quickly.He was a little cautious with this cake at first, but then he got into it.Yum!And then it was time to get clean!Such a handsome family.Thanks guys for such a fun session! I love it when clients come up with such great ideas for photos and really put effort into planning the session. Then we end up with great photos like these!*Want to schedule a session with me? Contact me here!*
  • Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Velvia After a Storm in the Dominican Republic

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:09 pm
    For this Film Friday I thought I'd repeat the exercise of putting up a whole roll of film (which is 12 photos when you shoot 120 film in a 6x6 camera, as I do). I did this once before with a roll of black and white film in Montreal, but that roll was shot over two days, while this roll I shot in maybe an hour and a half after a rainstorm one evening.I love the moodiness of these photos, but I also can't help but think that they're a bit too dark to really feel like me, and I'm not overly pleased with the way the shadows are rendering - no real detail, but they don't go to black quite either.
  • Jillian and Eliot - Overdue!

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I photographed this stunning, amazing wedding last year and somehow it never made it onto the blog. Here are a few photos, and I promise (cross my heart!) that a proper, full-length post of images will be up soon. It was a truly incredible day. You'll see.
  • Kittens and Puppies for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    11 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I'm not really sad, this is just my face.I watched a video on the internet recently about kittens.OK, maybe more than just one. But one in particular struck me, a video called Giant Men Meet Tiny Kittens, wherein some dudes (who are maybe not petite, but whom I wouldn't call giant exactly) pretend to be nervous around cats, then they meet some kittens and ultimately they are charmed by them (spoiler alert). Not all that far-fetched, really. Who isn't charmed by kittens?In that spirit, this Saturday I have some kittens who would like to charm you. They're pretty darn cute, really, and so I…
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    Faded + Blurred

  • Process Driven Update #3

    Jeffery Saddoris
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:15 pm
    This should actually be update #4, so I apologize for missing last week’s update. I’ve been trying to sort out as much of the backend stuff as I can, while also taking some time to work on new personal work, but more on that later. The good news is I’m getting closer to seeing whatever this next phase is take shape. In addition to doing a ton of reading, I’ve been reaching out to potential guests for future episodes of Process Driven and developing a new show that I’m calling Everywhere People, which I hope will land somewhere between The Moth and Story Corps, two of…
  • Digging In

    Jeffery Saddoris
    10 Oct 2014 | 4:18 pm
    One of my least favorite parts of developing new projects is that lull that inevitably occurs between the initial brainstorming-slash-white boarding of ideas and making any measurable progress towards their realization. During this time you’re typically making sketches, laying scenes out on index cards, pouring foundations, writing base code, etc., and it’s frustrating because this part of the project is crucial to everything that follows. It can also be the hardest to get through. It’s what I call the Resolve Phase – where hours of work can easily become weeks or even months…
  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    Jeffery Saddoris
    3 Oct 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Last week, we made a pretty major announcement regarding the future of Faded + Blurred. Now that I’ve had a week to let the whole thing soak in, I wanted to provide a little more context on why and what it actually means moving forward. Before that, however, I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to write in. We received dozens of emails, tweets, G+ messages and texts offering thoughts on what F+B has meant over the past several years and for that I can’t thank you enough. An overwhelming number of you also wrote in asking us not to take F+B down at year’s end,…
  • Five For Friday #128

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

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

  • Introduction to Black and White Nature Photography

    John Sherman
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:48 pm
    What makes a good black-and-white photograph, how do I take one, and why should I try when I have this nifty hypersaturation preset that makes even my lamest photos look awesome? I’ll answer the last question first – your oversharpened oversaturated photos stink. Their gaudy colors may suck the eye in, but then the eye gets stuck, realizes there’s nothing more to look for in the picture and hastily moves on. Effective black-and-white photography relies on form, texture, lines, contrast, tonality and composition to engage the viewer. Without flashy colors to draw viewers in, the…
  • Photowalk Revisited

    Alpha Whiskey
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Back in May of this year Nasim visited London and kindly invited local followers of PL on a photowalk. All the participants greatly enjoyed that experience and came away with pleasing images. Well, a couple of months ago, I met up again with one of those participants, Theresa, for a photowalk in London and we decided to challenge ourselves to take the same route again and capture new images from it.I only have my own images to present here, as I would never presume to display anyone else’s. And if Theresa decides to share her excellent images that is of course her prerogative. One change…
  • Improving Eye Flow by Creating Corner Exits

    Thomas Stirr
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Back in the day when I was working in corporate life, I gained quite a bit of experience creating and managing advertising, usually print based. When we designed ads, it became second nature for us to constantly think about fundamental concepts like visual depth, dominating elements, and ad balance. The goal was to achieve good eye flow in our ads. Since leaving corporate life I’ve tried to apply what I learned about advertising design to my photography. This article deals with something seldom discussed on photography sites: creating corner exits in our images to improve image eye…
  • Central Composition is Brilliant

    Romanas Naryškin
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    After my previous, slightly unorthodox article on improving your photography, here comes another one. And, as you may have guessed from the title, I am about to say some nice things about a type of composition many consider to be downright boring. Here is what I say in return: cliché. When used well, I absolutely adore central composition, there’s nothing else quite like it.Of course, there is a strong reason why so many photographers, when giving advice to beginners, start with the phrase “don’t put your subject in the middle”. So, in order to see central composition…
  • Why Do You Enjoy Photography?

    John Bosley
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:26 pm
    I have a simple question for you. Why do you enjoy photography? When I first asked myself this question, I thought, “Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? It’s what I do for a living! I never get tired of picking up my camera and “going to work.” But this doesn’t really answer the question, does it? It just states that I enjoy photography.So I decided to go a little deeper, back to the beginning. I really got serious about photography when I bought my first digital point and shoot (a Canon SD200). Before that camera I casually photographed friends and flowers…
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    Photo Infos

  • Canon Introduces The World's Longest 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-Format Single-Sensor Cameras

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

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

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

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

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

  • My Little Angel

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:05 pm
    On this dark and scary night, I'm happy to say my little angel will be staying by my side...protecting me from witches, goblins, and other scary things. Like little girls dressed like Honey Boo Boo. Happy Halloween, ya'll!© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission. Stealing makes me sad.
  • Loft on Pine Wedding : Michelle+Kevin

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    She moved quietly throughout the room, passing out gifts with a light smile and thanking her bridesmaids for being there with her, in the moment. Michelle's sister gave her a locket with a photo of their mother inside. She would've been so happy to see you married... her sister said as her voice trailed off into a deep hug. The passing of their mother unwrapped pain, but in the midst of loss, they were creating happy memories, knowing a piece of their mom remained in their hearts. Michelle and Kevin walked mangled paths--intersecting at various moments in childhood, adolescene, college and…
  • Wedding Day Shot List

    27 Oct 2014 | 8:50 pm
    A few months ago, a photographer asked if I'd be willing to share my wedding day shot list. You know, the list of photos I capture on a wedding day. In the past nine years of being a wedding photographer, I committed my list to memory, but I spent time organizing how I approach the wedding day and the photographs necessary to documenting the day. This Wedding Day Shot List is in no way a complete guide to shooting a wedding. At all. What we do as artists cannot be summed up in a series of boxes to check...I know this. However, when I started shooting weddings, I felt like I was always missing…
  • The Best Marketing is FREE

    26 Oct 2014 | 11:44 pm
    The best type of marketing is empowering another person to talk about your services. Word-of-mouth is the largest source of business for me, but that's largely because I give people ways to showcase what I do. This is primarily done when my clients share their wedding photos via social media, but another form of empowerment comes from the various creative teams I work with every weekend. Let's put it this way: every wedding I photograph, there are at least five industry professionals who can help market my services, simply by showcasing their work with my photos.I can't tell you how many…
  • Listing Your Strengths and Weaknesses

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:58 pm
    He asked me if I have ever listed my strengths and weaknesses. I rolled my eyes as if to indicate, well, yes, obviously. He asked me again and I responded that while I hadn't listed them per se, I did think about them often. My friend asked me to write them down. He promised the simple act of seeing myself outside of myself may add insight into the business decisions I make moving forward. So I did. And it looked something like this...Accepting your strengths and weaknesses can only be done once you figure out what they are. This might seem like a duh, obviously thing to say, but writing them…
 
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  • View 348: Late Autumn Color

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

    Scott Thomas Photography
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    What a vacation with a wedding in the middle of it.  Here are a few photos from the scrapbook. See Text for Details. Let us start with the three down the left side from top to bottom: Enjoying a Konk Kooler on Castaway Cay with the Disney Dream cruise ship in the background, meeting Captain Jack Sparrow on a Caribbean island and talking with a camel (long story, check my Twitter feed for it) in Epcot’s Morocco pavilion. I got to meet and TALK with Mickey Mouse in the Town Square Theater on Main Street USA at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. Wonderfully entertaining technology.
  • View 346: Love is an Open Door

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Last weekend I had the honor and pleasure of escorting my daughter down the aisle to start her next life adventure. Photo © Doug Fenster The newlyweds had a beautiful day to start their lives together. Photo © Doug Fenster To Ally and Joshua Reeves…
  • View 345: Goodbye to Summer

    Scott Thomas Photography
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    It was a good summer. It started off with a tour of Syracuse at night beginning in Franklin Square. Statue of Ben Franklin in Franklin Square Park taken at blue hour during the Syracuse Area Photography Classes Teaching Tour: Syracuse at Night on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 30s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm focal length, tripod. I had a lot of fun covering the Syracuse Crunch Summer Street Hockey series which included the annual Media Game.  The winning team included members of the media and Crunch front office. Team Axe posing with the Cup after winning the Syracuse Crunch…
  • View 344: Three National Parks Revisited

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

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Familydom Familydom is an open call for photographic projects curated by Francesca Fabiani and Paul di Felice, which explores the varied and fragmented experiences we have in relation to the family. Familydom is this year’s chosen theme for the 4th edition of Visible White Photo Prize. Selections of finalist projects by Peggy Sue Amison, Christian Gattinoni, Elisa Medde. 4,000 € prizes and exhibition at Fondazione Studio Marangoni. Deadline is 28 February 2015. Enter your project from your account in Celeste. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris -…
  • Kiss me !

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:37 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by  Seb Huruguen All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Candle photo By Lanush By Clody By rachel devine By Seb Huruguen By Cari Ann Wayman By Extra Medium By Christopher Andrews Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Stunning Leica M9 photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    1 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by 錢得樂 All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Leica M9 photos By stephen cosh By  sparth By  sparth By J Howe By Reds. By 錢得樂 By Eric Kim. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Hasselblad photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved b by po-pad. All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Hasselblad photography Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • A tribute to Kodachrome Film

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

  • Roslyn New York Wedding Photographers | A Moment In Time

    G.E. Masana
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    This was cute. Endearing. Early on in their mansion wedding on long island New York, in Roslyn, the bride wanted a few moments early in the day, to give her husband-to-be a little surprise gift on his wedding day. A watch. Not just any watch, but a vest pocket watch. A particular vest pocket watch that the groom had his eye on – I think it may have had a particular meaning for him. It was meaningful enough that his bride had noticed his attachment to this piece and got him the one he wanted, wishing to surprise him with it. I think it reminded him of his beloved, late grandfather. What…
  • River Cafe NYC Wedding Photographers | Brooklyn Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    “After choosing a spectacular wedding venue such as the River Cafe, we knew that we also needed to choose a spectacular photographer. We wanted somebody that not only had the experience required but also was passionate and unique; we found all of that in G.E. He is so talented and his expertise and professionalism exceeded our expectations. He is a perfectionist and he displays a true passion for his work. He is so careful and proud of each detail of the wedding photography process, and this is reflected in his final product. G.E. has a way of capturing the classic beauty of New…
  • Thousands of wedding moments lost forever for wedding couples

    G.E. Masana
    11 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    “Let’s step out for just one more photo.” That’s the infamous request coming from many wedding photographers looking to pull the couple out of their party for more shots. Being pulled out of their party has gotten so epidemic that most couples fear missing their wedding moments because of it. But ask yourself this question: Why must photographers pull you out of your party for photos anyway? It’s because taking pictures of people dancing gets repetitive fast, especially if it’s the same people on the dance floor. So when they’ve had enough of taking…
  • I Saw This Engagement Photo in my Camera, And it Made Me Sigh

    G.E. Masana
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:06 am
    Are you engaged? Are you in or near the NYC area? Then you have to check this out: Engagement Portrait Session Giveaway The post I Saw This Engagement Photo in my Camera, And it Made Me Sigh appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • NYC Wedding in Central Park & Harlem

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

  • Iceland Autumn

    Mike Walker
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    I had the good fortune to spend a couple of weeks in Iceland this fall and was thrilled by the spectacular color in the landscape. It was a great JKPW workshop with many opportunities to photograph waterfalls, glacial ice, rainbows and the amazing northern lights. It’s cloudy and rainy quite often in Iceland but we had several clear nights to see the incredible display in the sky. The image above was taken at sunrise on the southern coast of Iceland, near the mouth of the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon where chunks of ice float out into the Atlantic and wash up on the black sand beach.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Venezia!

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

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

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

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

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

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
  • 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…
 
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • Fall Color Presets for Color Efex Pro 4

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    It’s almost Halloween and time to carve those pumpkins. I love pumpkin-carving; have since I was a kid. This year I wanted to avoid the mess of pumpkin-guts and come up with something fun for grown-ups – digital pumpkin carving in Photoshop! The process is extremely simple. First, download the free Photoshop action here. Give yourself a good excuse to visit your local pumpkin patch to take some photographs of pumpkins (or grab one from the web). Fire up Photoshop, and let the fun begin. Load your pumpkin photograph in Photoshop, and start the action. When prompted, draw your pumpkin face…
  • How to Shoot Ghostly Halloween Photos – In-Camera

    Dave
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Halloween is the perfect time of year for experimenting with your photography. With all of spookiness, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and our subject for this tutorial – ghosts! Of course we’re not chasing down real ghosts to photograph (that’s another topic all together), rather, we’ll show you how you can take a ghostly photo of your little ones, and it will all be done in-camera! This is one of those techniques that is highly effective and actually quite simple to achieve. The important point to remember is that you will want to shoot this type of shot in either a dark…
  • Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed With Photography

    Dave
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Let’s face it, proudly. If you’re reading this, chances are you are already in love with photography (as are we!). These types of posts are always fun to do, plus every now and then it’s nice to take a break from the seriousness of life and poke fun at ourselves as photographers. I’ve compiled a list of the top ten signs you are obsessed with photography for your entertainment. While these are not all mine, I’ve included the ones that I found to be most true (and therefore, most amusing). How many of these are true for you? Enjoy! Top 10 Signs You Are Obsessed…
  • How to Make Unique Photos From Common Vantage Points

    Dave
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    How do we make a truly unique photograph if you’re confined to shooting from the same vantage point as everyone else? That’s a challenge that we all face when shooting landmarks, sporting events, travel photography, architecture, and a whole range of subjects. How do we avoid the trap of taking the same photo that everyone else is taking, simply because we’re stuck in the same (and sometimes the only) spot. That’s the question Joe McNally answers in this video from AdoramaTV. Joe speaks about shooting an Olympic event where he was stuck in the same vantage point as…
  • 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…
 
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  • Buying a Used Camera? Don’t Overlook These 8 Important Considerations

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    More often than not, buying brand new photography gear can be too expensive. It therefore makes complete sense when people opt for used photography gear, which isn’t such a bad idea if you know what you are looking for. However, many people waste money on cameras which work fine until you bring them home. Hopefully this article will help you prevent that. Photo by Kurayba 1. Do Your Research First of all, when you are going to buy a certain camera as used or refurbished, do some research on it. Never buy impulsively or because you need it really bad. Research will give you…
  • How to Capture Misty, Magical Photographs: 3 Essential Tips on Timing, Tools and Technique

    Sheen Watkins
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    The eight to five workday starts. Workers swipe time clocks, dash through closing elevator doors and fight rush hour traffic. By this time in a completely different setting, many nature photographers have already had their coffee while watching a kaleidoscope of life emerge. Mornings filled with fog, a light mist highlighted by the sun’s rays or hovering like a blanket over low lands are a delight to photograph. To effectively capture the mood and color, there are three essentials. These include 1) Timing 2) Tools and 3) Technique. Settings: 50mm 1.8G, ISO 1000, f/5, 1/2000 seconds.
  • The Benefits of Working as an Assistant to a Professional Photographer

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you ask me if you should work as an assistant to a photographer, I’ll say yes. Working as an assistant to a photographer who is successful might prove to be a great experience. It’s not just because you are around a famous, successful photographer and you have material to tweet about, of course. You will learn so much and that is most important. Photo by epSos.de It Will Help You Learn the Business Side of Photography First of all, assisting a photographer allows you to see the business from inside out. You will see how one photographer operates, from photoshoots, to managing…
  • This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It’s (Almost) Unbelievable

    Toad Hollow Photography
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone.  This week’s list features a wide variety of subjects, both in pictures and articles, and represents the works created and shared online by the finest talents on the global stage today.  We truly hope you enjoy perusing this list as much as the Toad did himself in bringing it to you. Photo by Andrés Nieto Porras Cool Tutorials 3 Techniques…
  • 365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the photographers I personally know have gone through one of these. But what is all the noise about it? Well, first of all, it is a good tool for the learning curve for beginner photographers. Forcing yourself to do better every day means that you are actually forcing yourself to learn and understand photography better every day. When I started out in photography I didn’t even own a DSLR, frankly I was shooting with my trusty old phone. After a…
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  • onOne Software Suite 9 is Now Available!

    Nicole S. Young
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:18 am
    I just wanted to spread the word that he brand-new onOne Software Perfect Photo Suite 9 is now available for purchase and download! I’ve been working on an eBook about the new software, which will be released sometime within the next few months, and if you pre-ordered the suite then you’ll get a free copy! It will be available in my online store, too … so stay tuned. :) CLICK HERE to check out the new Perfect Photo Suite 9! Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post onOne Software Suite 9 is Now Available!
  • Ten Food Photography Tips While Dining at a Restaurant

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:56 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are photos of food I have cooked, styled, and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to photograph food while dining at restaurants! I like to post my images to both Instagram and Yelp, and it’s important to me that my photos look as beautiful as possible in that environment. There are some photography tips to keep in mind when you want to take pictures of your food while dining in a restaurant. 1. Find good…
  • Sharpening Photos using Adobe Lightroom

    Nicole S. Young
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:44 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras & lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is out of the camera, the process of sharpening has really just begun. And because I use Lightroom for nearly every single photograph I process, I’m going to share with you my method of sharpening in Adobe Lightroom’s Develop module. But before we begin, there are a few things to keep in mind: Every photo, even if it is tack-sharp out of camera, can benefit from sharpening. You can’t sharpen a photo that is…
  • Hands-On Review: The Fuji XF 18-135mm Lens

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. A good, solid zoom lens is always nice to have in the bag. I’m fairly new to Fuji, but I’m pretty much in the mind-set of switching over to Fuji as soon as possible. The thing is, there are a few lenses I’m still waiting on to be released before I can fully commit to the new system. So while I am waiting, I decided I would give the Fuji 18-135mm a try to see how it works as an in-between lens while waiting on the two other lenses that will complete my setup. Here are my thoughts. Lens Specifications Here are the basic…
  • Just One Hour Left in the 5-Day-Deal!

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Get $2,000 in Photography Tools for just $89! There is only ONE HOUR LEFT in the 5Day Deal … Get it NOW!!! Also, so far the group has raised $180k+ for charity … and it’s pushing $200k! If we reach that, we will double our goal … and it’s all because of your help! CLICK HERE to get your bundle … before it’s gone forever! Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post Just One Hour Left in the 5-Day-Deal! appeared first on Nicolesy.
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Accessible wildlife photography tips

    laurenscott
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:54 am
    Subject matter Accessible wildlife can range from the insects found in your garden to household pets. Use your local area to your advantage and find out what parks, nature reserves and zoos are nearby. Though it’s easy to find captive animals in wildlife parks that will pose obligingly for the camera, nothing gives you a thrill and sense of achievement quite as much as capturing your own unique image of a truly wild creature in its native habitat. Continuous shutter speed Setting your camera to the Continuous Shutter mode will aid tricky action shots. Set your camera so you’re still…
  • Ricoh imaging launches flexible 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 lens

    laurenscott
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    RICOH IMAGING UK has just announced the launch of their newest lens, the HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mmF3.5-5.6ED DC WR. It’s been designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital SLR cameras, and it’ll cover focal lengths from 16mm ultra-wide-angle to 85mm telephoto. The new product was “developed in response to requests from advanced photographers,” according to the official press release, and as well as providing a high 5.3x  zoom ratio, also features:  an ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical element to effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations; and aspherical optical…
  • Ricoh launches new THETA m15 camera

    laurenscott
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    RICOH IMAGING UK has today announced a new model of the RICOH THETA – the RICOH THETA m15. The new THETA M15 comes in four bright colour-ways The THETA m15 is a spherical camera that shoots 360-degree photos, you can view in any direction. The fish-eye lenses on each side of the compact body capture images of just over 180 degrees, which are stitched together inside the camera body. Take a look at some example images here.Weighing just 95g, the small, lightweight body has been designed with portability in mind, but offers up to 3 minute long video capture. The shutter is operated with…
  • AOP Photography Awards & Expo 2014

    laurenscott
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    2014 will be the 31st year of the AOP Awards, and with a change of venue and a new team behind the scenes, the who’s who of the photographic industry can look forward to being greeted with stunning surroundings, sumptuous hospitality, and a wide selection of industry products and services. This year’s event will be held on 11-13 December 2014 at The Business Design Centre in Islington, London with the Awards Ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday 11 December.  The new venue will bring an exciting new format to the event. The two level gallery space will allow guests to…
  • Sony α7S used to capture stunning astrophotography

    laurenscott
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    The clocks went back this weekend, which brings darker skies to the UK, but also makes it the best time of year for astrophotographers. To mark the occasion, and show the UK public what they can see on their doorstep, photographer Andrew Whyteused the Sony α7S to capture a series of stunning images at UK some of the 92 Dark Sky Sites and parks across the British Isles. Andrew, who specialises in long-exposure photography, used the Sony α7S on a series of overnight shoots in Northumberland National Park (Europe’s largest International Dark Sky Park) and the Brecon Beacons (one of…
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  • Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

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

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

    Lauren Lim
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Whew! That’s a long title, but it’s because we’ve been working for a long (long) time to get these two free new resources launched! See, we’ve realized that finding camera gear that suits your needs can be tough. Really tough. So we wanted to help! And today we’re super excited to announce the release of two pages designed to help you find the right gear… In The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera you’ll find all the information you need to decide what kind of gear is right for you – including the differences between types of cameras, what…
  • 7 Qualities of Stunning Black and Whites

    Lauren Lim
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you’re like me, you love a great black and white image. See, when you remove the color from a photo, magic can happen. A person’s expression is suddenly imbued with more meaning. A cool composition becomes more bold, more dramatic. And our images gain a timelessness that allows our viewers to focus on messages that transcend the here and now. But do you determine which photos you should convert to black and white? Gut feeling? Scientific testing? Some secret list of requirements that are revealed only after reaching the 10th level of Photography Mastery? When we first got…
  • Free Photo-themed Halloween Cards!

    Stephanie Simpson
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hey guys! Halloween’s almost here and so, in the spirit of free treats, we’ve put together a sweet new freebie for you! Taking a cue from our popular photography-themed valentines, we’ve created four brand new, digitally illustrated cards suited for the spoOOookiness of the season! Send them to your favorite photo-ghouls, or keep a set for yourself! As a bonus, we’re offering two different versions! Web Version: Short on time, or have a lot of franken-tographers on your list? Scroll to the bottom of this post for the web versions that you can post on your assorted…
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  • Photo Essay: Ennui, by Fruhlein Chrys Econar

    IPA
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    ‘Ennui’, born out of the loneliness of travel, is a reflection of my own photographic attempts - a silent challenge to myself and, hopefully, a prelude of more to come.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Carpark, by Shyue WoonPhoto Essay: Singapore FLAT, by Tham Jing WenPhoto Essay: Forty and Some Things, by Peter TehPhoto Essay: Turf Dreams, by Jeffrey LiamPhoto Essay: 05-856, by Aik Beng Chia(Visited 133 times, 133 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: All That Glitters, by Adam Birkan

    IPA
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Economic disparity is sometimes subtle rather than blatant. It is quiet and insidious. It doesn’t always represent itself in a clear and concise manner. Related Posts:IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 10: KÜRŞAT BAYHANThe Banal Aesthetics of Erik Prasetya’s JAKARTAPhoto Essay: Indigenous Transitions, by Hannah ReyesPhoto Essay: Dear Hanoi, by Geloy ConcepcionQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 4: Emotion Versus…(Visited 143 times, 143 visits today)
  • Spotlight: Jian Gao, Red Fragments

    IPA
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:32 am
    Red Fragments is a long-term project that shows Chinese culture and Chinese living conditions in several symbolic Chinese cities through a personal visual journal.Related Posts:Lu Nan’s Trilogy of Men: China’s Catholicism…Spotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…Spotlight: Han Youngsoo’s 1950s Post-War KoreaVideo: Magnum Photos – The Changing Of A MythPhotography by the Mekong: Highlights from Xishuangbanna…(Visited 386 times, 223 visits today)
  • Photobook: Gold Coast, by Ying Ang

    IPA
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    Gold Coast, by Ying Ang will have it's South East Asia Launch at the IPA PHOTOBOOKS SHOW Travelling Edition 2014.Related Posts:Ying Ang, Sentire to Feel.Photo Essay: Selamat Padang, by Miko de VeraIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: YUSUF AHMADPhotobook: When Abba was ill, by Adil HasanPhoto Essay: I Am Georgia, by Dina Oganova(Visited 433 times, 150 visits today)
  • Photobook: When Abba was ill, by Adil Hasan

    IPA
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    When Abba was ill is a book of photographs by Adil Hasan that he shot over six months as he came to terms with his father’s cancer. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Aligarh Muslim University, by Adil HasanPhoto Essay: Park Life, by Mohammad Rakibul HasanPhotobook: Midnight Tweedle, Zhang LijiePhotobook: Gold Coast, by Ying AngThe photobook occupies that deep area between the novel and…(Visited 668 times, 186 visits today)
 
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is almost here!

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

    Richard Davis
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my sequence of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good, having baled out early in the morning of April 5, 1943, eight of the nine member crew were attempting to walk back to their base at Soluch, unaware they had baled out around 400 miles away. Toner’s Diary: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 1943 Same routine, every one getting weak, can’t get very far, prayers all the time, again P.M. very warm, hell.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 2, April 6, 1943

    Richard Davis
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.For the second day, the eight members of the crew of the Lady Be Good that had formed up after bailing out continued their trek across the featureless gravel plain. Since the markers they left show a steady bearing they must have had a compass. The only real way to maintain a heading while walking in such a featureless area is to pick a rock ahead of you, walk to it, then look at your compass and pick another rock, over and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 1, April 5, 1943

    Richard Davis
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.With the aircraft almost out of fuel and just flying on one engine, the crew of the Lady Be Good baled out into the night sky. Since they were probably thinking they were still over the sea, finding themselves landing on the desert floor must have been quite a shock. Co-pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger both kept diaries. Their diaries indicate they jumped at around 2:00 am on April 5, 1943. With a top…
  • Lady Be Good – The Story Begins

    Richard Davis
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Since I recently posted some detail shots of the Lady Be Good some of my readers have asked to see more of my images so, since today, April 4, is the 51st anniversary of the raid that started the mystery I’ve decided to post a number of photos over the next few days. Several of the photos I will post are not mine so will not be click-able. where I’ve been able to find attribution I will give it. Lady Be Good…
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Simple Clicks – Mandy @ the Bonfire

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

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

    Brent Pennington
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    On 11 October, I joined the indefatigable Mandy Boyle, Karla Porter, and Michelle Davies at Misericordia University for the third annual NEPA BlogCon, the regions premier – and to my knowledge, only – blogging and social media conference. Approximately 170 people came out and spent their Saturday engaged with a wide range of local professionals, […]
  • Bonfire @ the Iron Furnaces 2013

    Brent Pennington
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Being well aware that it’s nearly time for the 2014 Bonfire at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, I thought that I’d better get the photos from last year posted, shamefully late, so that they aren’t mixing with the photos I’m already planning to take this year. Hosted by Lackawanna County, the annual Bonfire celebration is the […]
  • Simple Clicks – Vintage morning

    Brent Pennington
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Of all the photos I have made of The Vintage and its crew over the past few years, this is somehow the one that feels most true to me, the photo that best captures the way it felt there.  I photographed this on Sunday morning, in the final hours of the “24 Hours of Art” […]
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  • Ships passing by…

    Karsten
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    and my fellow is hiding. Sort of. iPhone 6 Plus / LR5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 6 Plus Taken: 2014/10/12 Focal length: 4.15mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/900s
  • tiny snail | moving shelter

    Karsten
    12 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    iPhone 5S / LR5 Aperture: ƒ/2.2 Camera: iPhone 5s Taken: 2014/06/24 Focal length: 4.12mm ISO: 32 Shutter speed: 1/1250s
  • 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
 
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    My Photo Blog

  • Hello world!

    rgoodman
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus nec gravida nulla, sed elementum ligula. Nam sem dolor, faucibus non est vel, rhoncus lacinia urna. Sed fermentum leo tellus, et molestie sapien vestibulum non. In hac habitasse platea dictumst. Donec et suscipit libero. Duis libero massa, congue quis laoreet sit amet, imperdiet quis neque. Quisque fermentum pharetra leo, vitae consectetur urna varius ut. Donec tempor ultrices sapien, ut feugiat magna. Nam ullamcorper tortor nec ex vehicula, ut facilisis elit cursus. Pellentesque id orci lacinia, viverra turpis id, facilisis…
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Thursday, October 30, 2014Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, October 30, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #93SILK ROAD #93:  Completed in a little more than 6-months, “Visual Haiku” was framed with a white rag cloth offset behind the #embroidery. Because much of the #matrix is transparent with no…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI: Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, October 29,…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    29 Oct 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, October 29, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #111, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #111, Pictures from Ground Zero:  Like much of the landscape we have already visited, #LakeClark has numerous…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, October 28, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #10TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #10:  We paddled for several hours in relative…
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    Edward Mendes Landscape and Nature Photography

  • New Image – Chasm

    Edward Mendes
    6 Oct 2014 | 3:13 pm
    New Image – Chasm California’s Eastern Sierra mountain range is home to countless hidden gems of unmatched beauty both on and off the beaten path. I was on a fall color hunt last year with my friend David Schroeder when he took me to this spot and my jaw immediately hit the floor. I spent the next hour or more exploring, climbing down into the rocky canyon and trying to find a perspective that would capture the beauty of the area. Unfortunately the fall colors were a bit past and we were there during the middle of the day and the light just wasn’t what I wanted so I filed the…
  • New Image Release – Crossing

    Edward Mendes
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    New Image Release – Crossing The Eastern Sierras has one of the best fall color displays in the west and even though I’ve visited the area numerous times over the years (and teach an annual fall color workshop) I can’t help but return every September and October when the temperatures dip and the hues of the Aspen trees change from green to gold.  As with any place you know well it’s the discovery of new locations that keep you coming back and keeps you excited about what may be around the next corner. I created “Crossing” while scouting the area with…
  • New Image Release – Renewal

    Edward Mendes
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:53 pm
    New Image Release – Renewal While much of the country experienced some very cold and wet conditions, locally the past year has been exceptionally dry with virtually no measurable rainfall. Finally in February a series of storms started to move through the area over several weeks bringing some much needed relief to our dry conditions (though not nearly enough). I had been told that because of the prolonged dry spell followed by the recent rain and warm temperatures this year is posed to be a particularly good one for wildflowers, the hunt is on! One of my favorite spots locally for…
  • New Image – Sky Light

    Edward Mendes
    13 Nov 2013 | 5:57 pm
     Sky Light, Grand Teton NP – Landscape and Nature Photography by Edward Mendes Dramatic light makes for great photographs and storms, because of the clouds they bring with them, are often the starting point for something dramatic to happen. I was driving through Grand Teton National Park looking for an image to present itself and noticed the clouds breaking and shafts of light bathing the valley below. Just what I was looking for but I needed a strong foreground subject to anchor the image and remembered this grove as Aspens up the road a bit.  The composition was a fairly difficult…
  • New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds

    Edward Mendes
    13 Oct 2013 | 8:10 pm
    New Image – Silos and Storm Clouds Silos and Storm Clouds by Edward Mendes Purchase This Print One of the most beneficial aspects of having a formal education in photography, or any art, is the opportunity you have to be introduced to, and as a result, influenced by the work of others in the field, especially historical work.  Seldom I’ve found do those self taught in any avocation take the time to divert their attention away from the act of doing long enough to properly focus on the works of those that have come before them, drawing instead on the works of their peers as a muse. …
 
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • Family Portraits

    Skylar
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    Family portraits are some of the most anticipated and dreaded photos of the year. As the years go on, however, family photos become priceless memories, each with a story of its own. Like the time your dad pulled your brother’s ear across the grass to be in the perfect position. Or when the bird flew […]
  • Reflector Basics

    KT
    9 Sep 2013 | 11:31 am
    A reflector is often seen in the possession of many professional photographers. If asked, they would probably say that it was one of the basic must-haves for every serious photographer. Since light is a major aspect of any picture, it makes sense that the ability to manipulate that light, to make sure it does what […]
  • How to Maintain Your Camera’s O-Ring

    KT
    3 Sep 2013 | 7:14 am
    There are specific parts of your camera’s underwater housing that requires attention after every dive, such as your various o-rings, while you only need to perform maintenance on your sync cord o-rings every few dives. Remember to follow this checklist for each of the o-rings on your underwater housing equipment, including the port o-ring, housing […]
  • Immediate Aftercare of Underwater Camera Equipment

    KT
    29 Aug 2013 | 1:35 pm
    What you do immediately after exiting the water can be crucial to the welfare and upkeep of your camera and underwater housing equipment. There is no specific order or process to follow when you come out of the water after an underwater photography shoot, however there are several things to do that should take priority. […]
  • Testing Underwater Housing Before Entering the Water

    KT
    19 Aug 2013 | 8:15 am
    Your underwater housing is the only thing standing between your camera and the water. So it stands to good reason that you take the careful time necessary to ensure that your underwater housing unit is all in order and functioning as designed. This can save your camera from flooding, getting scratched, and various other common […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Book Giveaway!

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Today I'm giving away a copy of John Blakemore's Black and White Photography Workshop. Watch the video on how to enter. You're going to use hashtag #AOPBG Also some show updates and a few book reviews: Passengers by Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/3944669029/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=3944669029&linkCode=as2&tag=thepublbroa-20&linkId=GE2522PRYF4TSNCJ Kim Jong Il Looking At Things:…
  • Alvin Langdon Coburn

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Alvin Langdon Coburn was one of the major figures in the early Pictorialist movement in photography. Born in 1882 in Boston, Coburn and his mother moved to England where his cousin, F. Holland Day helped bring him to the larger stage of the Royal Photographic Society. Coburn began a long and extremely diverse career over many photographic mediums (abstract, portrait, landscape and Autochrome) and as many styles. He was very well known in his time and contributed much to the advancement of photography as a member of the Linked Ring. http://pinterest.com/tedforbes/alvin-langdon-coburn…
  • Sampled!

    23 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    I got sampled on the new Dilated Peoples album "Directors of Photography". Check it out: http://youtu.be/B5m6Z8hIiJ4?t=3m38s Today on our street cred edition of the show I'm vlogging about this week's Fan Ho episode - Mr Ho loved it! Possible trip to San Francisco, and my temporary, construction free studio! http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/sampled http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes
  • Fan Ho

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In this video we've got a fabulous photo lit show for you. We're going to look at the work of Fan Ho. Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1937. After learning how to develop images using the family bathtub he went on to be one of the most notable street photographers and finest artists China has produced. ================ This episode is sponsored by Audible.com To download this audiobook for free, or another one of your choice, go to http://audiblepodcast.com/aop
  • One Photo Deep Dive :: Child in Forrest

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Something new for today! I've wanted to do this for a while, but we're going to pick one photograph and do a deep dive. We'll analyze what's going on with composition, the photographs historic importance and the artist intention. In this episode we'll use Wynn Bullock's "Child in Forrest" as our study guide. This episode is sponsored by Lynda.com For a free 7 day, unlimited free trial, visit http://lynda.com/aop
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • PhotoShelter Card Reader Database & Why You Should Upgrade

    Allen Murabayashi
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Of the myriad ways to waste time (e.g. incessantly checking Facebook or Instagram, marathon viewings of Game of Thrones), waiting to ingest your digital photos probably doesn’t register on your radar. Nevertheless, if you’re using an old or poor performing card reader, you’re unnecessarily losing hours of your life. As you can probably surmise, not all card readers are the same. Some have better components and faster chips, which results in significant time savings. Quantifying this time was our key goal in testing a number of card readers on the market. In trying to update Rob…
  • The Top 10 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School

    Sarah Jacobs
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    Hindsight is always 20/20 – which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have already completed the right of passage for a little first-hand, grade-A advice on how to go about the whole thing. With experience comes great wisdom, so we asked seven professional photographers what advice they would give to the graduating class of 2015 photographers, and what they would have done differently if they had known what they know now. From business and gear advice to staying true to your inner artist, and just simply being…
  • The Top 8 Questions About Copyright Answered

    Sarah Jacobs
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Why register a photo if it’s not yet published? Should I wait until just prior to publishing? Under US Copyright Law, copyright exists the moment you take a picture. But registering your images with the US Copyright Office confers two major benefits: The court can award statutory damages of up to $150,000 per infringement. The court can award reasonable attorney fees If you register and unpublished work, and then subsequently publish it, it is covered by the copyright registration. What is considered “published”? The US Copyright office doesn’t offer specific guidance on this…
  • 8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

    Allen Murabayashi
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright. 1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, Inc Key concept: Copyright infringement and registration Microphotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and…
  • Video: Law School 101 – Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Last week we spoke with Bill Cramer, founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, and Kristine Hsu of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, about the key facts you need to know regarding copyright, and what can be hidden in those lengthy terms of service on some of the most popular social media sites. Cramer and Hsu bring case studies to the table, discussing recent court cases involving photographers and their work, along with the best workflow practices to get your copyright registered, and much more. Tune in below to learn: How often you should register your images for copyright What to do when someone…
 
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  • Sony NEX 5n: high ISO, off-camera flash photography

    Tom Bonner
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    NEX-5n ready to shoot with a twenty-five year old Minolta 4000AF flash unit, This combination allows me to shoot with a new technique: high-ISO flash photography. “There is no way to use off-camera flash with the NEX cameras!” That was literally the very first thing that came to my mind when I saw the original NEX mirrorless cameras. There was no sync port and there was no hot-shoe. Sony did include a small auxiliary toy flash unit that could be attached to the camera. But there was no way to trigger off-camera flash. Several years have passed, and Sony has dramatically improved the…
  • Shooting after Dark at Bit of Hope Ranch’s “Hooftober”

    Tom Bonner
    30 Oct 2013 | 4:33 pm
    My latest assignment was shooting the Hooftober event at Bit of Hope Ranch I just completed shooting the Hooftober event at Bit of Hope Ranch. This was a complex event, in part because I was asked to shoot both stills and video. It also required shooting a reader’s theater on stage, as well as numerous spooky attractions along the miles of trails at the ranch. Because the theme was the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, almost everything needed to be shot in the dark. About Bit Of Hope Ranch Bit of Hope Ranch is a horse therapy organization which is aimed at helping “at risk” children…
  • Sony Alpha A7 and A7R: Full-Frame Game Changers

    Tom Bonner
    16 Oct 2013 | 12:43 pm
    The Alpha A7 is one of two full-frame mirrorless cameras Sony will be introducing this December. The 24mp, 35mm sensor size camera will be available witht a new full-frame 28-70mm E-mount . If there was any doubt that Sony is the most innovative camera maker, the newly announced Alpha A7 and Alpha A7R prove that the Sony camera engineers are at the top of their game. To no one’s great surprise, Sony has announced two full-frame, E-Mount cameras. Until now, all of Sony’s E-mount cameras relied on APS-C size sensors. The new Alpha A7 will feature a 24.3 megapixel, Exmor® CMOS…
  • Cowboy Studio Flash Triggers for the Sony Alpha

    Tom Bonner
    19 Mar 2013 | 6:00 am
    After waiting for Sony to offer a radio wireless flash trigger for the auto lock style hot shoe, I found a Cowboy Studio trigger/receiver set up that works with the auto lock shoe. I’ve been testing a set of Cowboy Studio Wireless Flash triggers on my Sony Alpha with the Minolta/Sony Auto-Lock hot shoe. I am fairly happy with these inexpensive radio triggers, especially since I don’t have to mess with a hot shoe adapter. With the A99, NEX-6, A-58 and other new models, Sony has embraced the new Multi-interface hot-shoe design. This is essentially the same hot-shoe used by other…
  • Hasselblad Lunar: Clear Sony Vindication

    Tom Bonner
    11 Mar 2013 | 8:00 am
    The Hasselblad Lunar will be available in a wide-range of body materials. Hasselblad says the Lunar is the first of many MILC (mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras) the company will offer, and that it will use Sony NEX-7 components as well as E-Mount lenses. Persistant rumors suggest that a A-Mount Hasselblad SLT or dSLR may also be in the pipeline. photo: Hasselblad Hasselblad has announced the Lunar, a new APS-C sensor camera, based squarely on the Sony NEX-7. I haven’t seen a published ship date, but Hasselblad has said the new Lunar will ship in the first quarter of 2013. The…
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  • Koln cathedral

    djn1@chromasia.com
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    I've hesitated to post this one, despite the fact that it's one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Koln, because it doesn't scale well - there's just too much detail to reduce to a web image. That said, I do like, so here it is, but if you'd like to take a look at the original version I've linked it below. If nothing else, it does a great job of demonstrating just the sharpness of the Fujifilm 10-24mm :) http://chromasia.com/images/koln_cathedral_hr.jpg capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage…
  • mind the cracks

    djn1@chromasia.com
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    It's been a while since I shot anything I truly liked, but I'm pleased with this one.
  • the f-stops here

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    I thought I'd posted all the decent shots from my trip to Photokina (see my last and only entry from the trip) but came across these today: two portraits of Patrick Hall, one of the co-founders of Fstoppers, looking a bit the worse for wear, late one night in a pub somewhere in Cologne (I would be more specific about the location, but as I was equally wasted I really can't remember where we were) :-)
  • untitled #176

    djn1@chromasia.com
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    A bit of a random image that I shot during the Photokina photowalk, but I like how it turned out. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.43pm on 20/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/6.4 1/5 aperture priority +0.7 average 400 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor transformation + vertical flip
  • Neil #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    A shot of our good friend Neil, lit with a Metz Mecalight LED-480. capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.41pm on 27/9/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 56mm f/1.2 R f/2.8 1/100 manual n/a evaluative 320 yes RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC none no
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  • Nikon Patent – More Sensitive Pixels

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    30 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    A new patent surfaced over the web that shows a new sensor technology to optimize the spectral sensitivity characteristics for each pixel, take a look Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature Patent Publication No. 2014-168016 Published 2014.9.11 Filing date 2013.2.28 Nikon patents To optimize the spectral sensitivity characteristics for each pixel Pixels having different depths, corresponding to the transmission wavelength band Continue reading Nikon Patent – More Sensitive PixelsRelated Posts:Toshiba Patents BR 2 + G 1 layer image sensorNew Foveon Sensor Patent By…
  • 4K Buying Guide 2014

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    30 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    We have selected some of the best 4K devices available in the market today. Sony A7S   Buy A7s – from Amazon || B&H || Adorama The Sony Alpha A7S is considered to be one of the most significant Mirrorless Digital Camera in the world today. It features a 12.2MP Fullframe Exmor CMOS sensor and BIONZ X Continue reading 4K Buying Guide 2014Related Posts:Panasonic Lumix SZPanasonic FZ1000 Announced – Price, Press Release,…Panasonic LX100 vs Sony RX100 M3Sony RX10 Price and Press ReleasePanasonic Lumix G5
  • Canon Working on a Modular DSLR

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    29 Oct 2014 | 10:24 pm
    According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web Canon working on a modular DSLR, So a true modular DSLR will give you a option to select the type of sensor, image processor, Display unit and Viewfinder that you want to have in your DSLR and if a new sensor, new image processor…. arrives in Continue reading Canon Working on a Modular DSLRRelated Posts:Canon Upcoming Cameras 2015Canon New DSLR Coming on October 2015Canon Camera Coming on Photokina 2014 [Rumor]Canon Pro Fullframe DSLR Coming SoonCanon Megapixel Monster Coming Soon
  • Canon Profit Down Again – Q3 2014 Financial Results

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    29 Oct 2014 | 5:44 am
    Canon Profit Down Again – according to the Q3 2014 Financial Results published by Canon, Why the sales graph are is going down from past three years, the main reason behind this is the compact sales is down due to introduction of advance camera modules in smartphones and DSLRs sales are down die ti the advance Continue reading Canon Profit Down Again – Q3 2014 Financial ResultsRelated Posts:Canon Profit Down – Lowered its annual sales forecastMirrorless Camera Sales Prediction by PanasonicNikon New Entry Level DSLR is ComingCanon to Stop Making Affordable Compact CameraCanon…
  • Canon Patent – 35mm F1.4 Lens

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    28 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    A new 35mm F1.4 Lens patent surfaced over the web, that shows successor of current EF 35mm f/1.4L lens, take a look at the technical details below translated by google Translante by Google: There are instructions Patent Document Solutions Shi · own Laid-Open 2014-202952 designation Publication date 2014.10.27 A willing Day 2013.4.5 Mika Example 1 The focal length f = 34.20mm Fno. 1.45 Semi Continue reading Canon Patent – 35mm F1.4 LensRelated Posts:Canon Patent EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 STM LensCanon Patent EF 24-70mm F2.8 IS LensNikon Lens Patent: 16-35mm F2.8 VR200-400mm Teleconverter…
 
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  • Participate in the Monochrome awards 2014

    admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Participate in the Monochrome awards, the contest is open to all and winner will not only get cash prizes but also a opportunity to get published in the Monochrome Photography Awards annual book. Win $3000 and international recognition in prestigious Monochrome Awards honouring Black & White Photography  Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for […]
  • Maria Luisa Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:15 pm
    In this special edition, the competition has been divided into two clearly differentiated sections: on the one hand Mountain & Adventure; and on the other hand Nature, so the thematic diversity, which increases its presence in each edition, could make that all photos might not compete on equal terms. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. […]
  • GO-WILD! PHOTO COMPETITION 2014

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:03 pm
    To celebrate the European natural heritage, CEEweb for Biodiversity with Bulgarian Biodiversity Foundation and other partners organize a photo competition in the following two categories: Landscapes with a wild touch – Take a landscape photo of natural habitats and areas, a sustainably run family farm or a nice urban garden. Wild Species – Take a […]
  • Fine Art Photography Awards 2014

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also […]
  • Outdoor Photographer of the Year 2014

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:32 pm
    This year we’re excited to team up with outdoor equipment experts Fjällräven to offer a prize that money can’t buy. The Outdoor Photographer of the Year overall winner will be off to the Arctic on the Fjällräven Polar dog sled expedition in spring 2015! Category winners will receive a superb Fjällräven Kaipak 28 backpack and […]
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  • RCM-SAR Station 37 Photo Session

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Yesterday morning I went down to the public boat launch in Sooke where RCM-SAR Station 37 Sooke keep their boat house and vessels and did a mini shoot with crewmembers that were preparing to head out for some on-water training. I brought down with me a single speed light and stand as well as my ultra wide angle lens. I had a few images in my head that I wanted to do and I’m happy with the result of this shoot, to which I will be shooting more in the near future. The first photo was taken down at their boat house and standing with Sooke Harbour in the background. Speed light was about…
  • Mandi + Rick Family Mini Photo Session

    admin
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Thanksgiving Monday I got together with this beautiful family again. I took their pictures for them 2 or 3 years ago down at Whiffen Spit where we had another awesome session. This time the girls are much older, as am I, except Mandi of course.. she looks exactly the same. Phew.. that was close. We met in the parking lot of William Simmons Park in Otter Point, a beautiful little park where I took photos of Tim + Marg a month earlier. It’s a great location for a mini-session and a mini-session is just what we did. There is a little path to get to the small apple orchard and this gave us…
  • Amanda + Scott Engagement Photos in East Sooke

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Sometimes you wonder if things were meant to be, and then when it happens, you realize that it all came together perfectl, maybe not easily, but that is the case with Amanda and Scott. Amanda contacted me a couple of weeks ago via email saying they were in town for Thanksgiving weekend to visit their family and wanted to know if I had any availability to shoot their engagement photos. I actually had an appointment cancelled a couple days before I received her email so the timing was perfect. We arranged to get together on Saturday of the long weekend and the weather looked good. It even…
  • Nikki + Family Mini Photo Session

    admin
    11 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Rain? Who cares about rain… let’s do it! That was pretty much the conversation between Nikki and myself that afternoon leading up to her mini photo session in Sooke. The rain was on again / off again all the way until 5:30pm, the time we were to meet. I love their enthusiasm and eagerness to shoot photos even if it is drizzling out. But thankfully by the time we met we had a slight clearing, long enough to shoot her session. Their little daughter was very well behaved, and seemed to love having her photo taken. There was no shortage of jumping in and smiles. And willing to leave…
  • Bill + Anna Family Photo Session at Ella Beach

    admin
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:14 pm
    This is *almost* the shoot that didn’t happen last night but so glad it did. We were concerned with the  fog we’ve been having in this area and hoping that everything would line up for an amazing mini family session at Ella Beach just west of Sooke. I met them in the parking lot when we decided we’d go for it and hope the weather stayed good. When they got out of the car I saw two of the most beautiful red haired kids. Mom and Dad dressed them up really nice and they were so adorable. What a beautiful family. I knew they would look wonderful down at the beach with the sun…
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Salon de la Photo – La première sélection

    Celine Manceron
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    Nous avons reçu beaucoup, beaucoup et beaucoup de participations et de photos pour le Salon de la Photo ! Et du coup, il a été très difficile de faire un premier choix… Ce n’est pas 15 mais 18 photos que je vous propose donc aujourd’hui ! Voici donc les 18 photos présélectionnées pour le Salon de la Photo. Encouragez vos photos préférées ! Et rendez vous la semaine prochaine pour vous présenter les photos exposées au Salon de la Photo ! Ces photos seront imprimées sur un Dibond et par Art Photo Lab.  PS : attention : les photos sont présentées dans un ordre…
  • Salon de la photo – Concours photo

    Celine Manceron
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    A l’occasion du Salon de la Photo 2014, je vous propose tout comme l’an dernier, un concours photo. Pour la troisième année consécutive, Photopassion fait parti de l’Agora du net. Ce stand vous est consacré, à travers des conférences et des rencontres. Le planning vous sera bientôt dévoilé d’ailleurs Mais c’est aussi l’occasion de mettre à l’honneur vos photos à travers une exposition photo. Chacun des sites exposera 5 photos pendant les 5 jours du salon. Par ailleurs, on a la chance d’avoir comme partenaire, Art Photo Lab pour les…
  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

    Celine Manceron
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:18 am
    Ce n’est pas la première fois qu’on parle de vidéo ici ! Bien au contraire. Depuis l’arrivée de cette fonctionnalité sur les réflex, nous sommes de plus en plus de photographes à tester cette nouvelle option et à l’adopter ! Et même, cette fonctionnalité est de plus en plus mise en avant (il n’y a qu’à regarder le menu et les specifications du Nikon D750 qui vient de sortir aujourd’hui ou du Canon 5D MIII). Cependant, ce n’est pas toujours facile d’oser passer à la vidéo. Les règles (comme la règle des tiers) existent en…
  • Test du Spydercheckr24

    Celine Manceron
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Au mois d’Août, Datacolor a sorti un nouveau produit : le Spydercheckr24, et c’est l’occasion de le tester ici, sur Photopassion. Il y a déjà quelques temps, nous avions eu l’occasion de tester le Spydercheckr, qui lui comporte 48 slots de couleurs. Découvrons donc maintenant le Checkr24. Le produit est composé d’une mire de 24 couleurs, et de l’autre côté, une charte de gris (bien pratique pour la balance des blancs). La mire de couleur va permettre de créer un profil pour l’appareil photo sur votre logiciel de traitement, qui va corriger…
  • La course après le temps

    Celine Manceron
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    En tant que photographe, on passe du temps à préparer ses voyages : quels sont les lieux à découvrir, sous quel angle et à quelle heure, on pourra réaliser la plus belle photo ! Pour cela, on a plusieurs astuces : les guides touristiques, le forum de voyageurs, les réseaux sociaux (avec l’appel aux amis) mais aussi les recherches sur Flickr, 500px, ou tout autre espace de partage de photos. Le problème, c’est que les grands monuments sont souvent magnifiques à plusieurs moments de la journée. Le soleil va l’éclairer de différentes manières en fonction des heures…
 
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  • This Morning’s Western Sky

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
      Mother Nature often stages wondrous events for us to see. One of these arrived today. Those of us who arose early on this crisp Michigan morning had a perfectly clear sky to witness a full lunar eclipse. I peeked out my bedroom window and against a dark, black backdrop viewed a single bright orb slowly become a silhouette behind the earth’s shadow. To get an better look, free of trees and leaves, I headed to my office a few blocks away to take in the magic show from an unobstructed balcony. Once there, I grabbed a camera, a long lens and a tripod. Here’s the lovely scene…
  • Am I Equipped Right?

    Arnie Lee
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Like many other dedicated photographers, I’ve somehow accumulated a sizable stash of photo equipment over the years. I’ve also gained a lot of experience knowing what equipment I’ll need for a particular type of shooting. My last two assignments were a combination of travel and outdoor shoots. My aging back and wobbly knees beg me to travel as lightly as possible for two reasons: a) to minimize the size and weight of the load that I carry and b) to reduce the amount of time I need to get ready for any given shot. Since I don’t like carrying camera bags or backpacks, I…
  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • 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…
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  • Decorating With Photographs – Selecting Colors To Set A Mood

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:13 pm
    If you are in charge of selecting photographs to decorate your home or business, there are several things to consider about the photographs. These include: Size Mounting – Frame, glass or no glass, adhered on a sheet of clear acrylic, on metal or canvas, etc. Subject matter Dominant colors Selecting photographs with subjects that match the theme you want to create is important, but pay attention to the dominant colors too. Is there a big section of sky? Is that sky a mid-day blue or sunset red and orange? Do you have underwater photographs that have a blue tinge or winter scenes with…
  • Fall Colors Across The Country

    admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Fall colors have arrived in many places, and are spreading across the country. Reds, yellows, oranges and other colors are popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show. To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state. As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the…
  • Get October’s Computer Wallpaper

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    30 Sep 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Pick up your copy of October’s computer wallpaper here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html This month it’s an image of glass jugs hanging in an old building at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town in Jerome, Arizona. Have Fun, Jeff
  • September Wallpaper For You

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    19 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the September computer wallpaper. It shows a great shot of the Grand Canyon at sunset. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff Grand Canyon
  • How To Sell Your Own Stock Photographs

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Stock photography used to be a great source of income for many photographers, and some made all of their money from stock. But things have changed over the past few years. The stock photography industry had gone through major changes due to five main factors: Photography went from film to digital. Microstock sites came into being. Royalty free images were offered. Getty Images’ embed feature lets people use images on blogs and social media for free. Some claim this was meant to put the small stock agencies out of business as their main income is from sales to blogs and social media…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Autumn Light

    Michael Frye
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Late-afternoon sun in an aspen grove, Eastern Sierra. Backlight makes autumn leaves glow, but to avoid lens flare you have to either shade the lens (if the sun is out of the frame), or partially hide the sun behind a tree, as I did here.   Light is a vital aspect of any photograph, and always the first thing I think about when deciding where to go with my camera. The more you understand light, the better your photographs will be. Any kind of light can work for fall color – under the right circumstances. But some kinds seem to work better than others. While photographing and leading…
  • Outdoor Photographer Excerpts My Landscapes in Lightroom 5 eBook

    Michael Frye
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:21 pm
    El Capitan and the Merced River after an autumn snowstorm, Yosemite. In the excerpt from Outdoor Photographer magazine I take readers step-by-step through processing this high-contrast image in Lightroom.It’s not often that Outdoor Photographer magazine excerpts an ebook, so I was pleased when they asked to run an excerpt from my Landscapes in Lightroom 5 ebook in their December issue. Although printed copies of the magazine won’t be available until mid-November, you can already find the online version here. The excerpt is from the fourth example in the book, showing step-by-step…
  • East Side and West Side Color

    Michael Frye
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Aspens near Lee Vining, Sunday afternoonClaudia and I got home last night after our two Eastern Sierra Fall Color workshops. We had a great time, as always. Both groups were really nice, the color was great, and some clouds added interest to sunrises and sunsets. The color on the east side was a little early this year. When we left yesterday the lower-elevation areas like June Lake Loop, Lee Vining Canyon, and lower Lundy Canyon were at about peak. Mid- and high-elevation aspens were past peak, but you could still find colorful patches mixed with the bare trees (a photogenic combination, in…
  • Back in the Sierra

    Michael Frye
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Aspen-covered hillside, yesterday afternoon, near Bridgeport, CaliforniaI’m back on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada, my home mountains, getting ready for our upcoming workshops. There’s some great color over here. I made this photograph yesterday afternoon up near Bridgeport, and especially liked the mix of colors on this hillside, with yellow, gold, orange, and green. Overall, the color looks pretty typical for mid-October. The higher elevation aspens are mostly bare, but the lower-elevation trees are a mix of green, yellow, and orange. The color progression might be a…
  • Aspen Pilgrimage

    Michael Frye
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Autumn colors, Gunnison NF, CO, USAI love photographing aspens. Their autumn color is wonderful, but it’s also those tall, straight, white trunks that make them so compelling. It’s been a long-time dream of mine to photograph aspens in Colorado in the fall, but various obligations and commitments kept me from going. This year, however, Claudia and I found a brief time slot and decided to go. And we’re so glad we did, as it’s just beautiful here. Some high-elevation areas, like Crested Butte, are past peak, and others seem to be turning late, but we’ve found some…
 
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  • SpiderPro Memory Card Organizer Hands-On

    Eric Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 pm
      There are a ton of memory card storage solutions on the market and many of them do a great job while remaining rather basic in design. The SpiderPro Memory Card Organizer is a little more advanced than most. The memory card accordion card holder folds up into the pouch and zips closed. There is also a small exterior pouch than can hold small items like business cards. It attaches to any belt, including the Spider Holster, and can rest open while swapping cards in your camera. It has slots for 6 CF cards and 3 SD cards, as well as a pouch for your phone. The phone pouch can handle…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Now In Stock

    Eric Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:28 pm
    B&H has the new Canon 7D Mark II in stock and 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: Canon 5D Mark III Kit In Stock Alert Canon 5D Mark III Kit In-Stock Now Canon 5D Mark III Body In Stock at Amazon [Update: B&H Too]
  • Hands-On with the SpiderPro Hand Strap

    Eric Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I got to check out the SpiderPro Hand Strap today at PhotoPlus. It was announced earlier this month as part of a crowd-funding effort on Tilt. I am a religious user of hand straps on DSLRs, so I was excited to see this one up close. Sure, Canon had the 7D Mark II up front and center, but a hand strap is what I was really looking forward to getting my hands on. The novel approach of the SpiderPro version is that it moves the strap further toward the wrist on the back of the hand (rather than hanging out around the knuckles like other hand straps). It really does make a difference. The design…
  • PhotoPlus Special Deals for Oct. 30 & 31 Only

    Eric Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    B&H has a ton of great deals for the PhotoPlus Expo today and tomorrow only – that’s October 30 and 31. I’m not going to list all of them here, but you can find them all on a single page here at B&H Photo. Note that you have to use a special coupon code on some items to get the sale price. That coupon code is: BHPPE14 B&H is on-site at PhotoPlus promoting these deals to PPE attendees; however, the specials apply to all B&H customers, which includes online orders. The deals I show above are just a fraction of those available, so be sure to go to…
  • Fotodiox TOUGH E-Mount Adds Stability to Sony Cameras

    Eric Reagan
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Fotodiox has released a new replacement mount for Sony E-mount cameras. It’s called the TOUGH E-Mount. The problem with Sony’s two-piece lens mount is that part of it is plastic and that contributes to lens wiggle after lenses are secured on the mount. The lens wiggle, in turn, can lead to light leads and sub-par image quality. The TOUGH E-Mount is designed to replace the two-piece plastic and metal lens mount on Sony E-mount cameras as a single metal mount. The replacement process only takes about 5 minutes and you just need a small screwdriver to remove and replace four little…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • 10 Powerful Images of the Crisis in Iraq

    Olivia Morley
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:07 pm
    An Iranian man holds a flag as he attends a gathering to show his support to the people of Syria and Iraq, in Tehran, Iran on June 24, 2014. Demonstrators said if ISIS attacks holy Shiite shrines in Iraq, they will go and fight against ISIS. MARYAM RAHMANIAN/UPI/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: upiphotostwo319397 The radical terrorist organization, ISIS, has been seizing territory in the Middle East in the hopes of establishing an “Islamic State,” with a government that enforces Sharia law. ISIS’s brutal and horrifying tactics have appalled the world. The group…
  • Celebrating Cats on National Cat Day

    Annabelle Quinn
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Domestic Cat sleeping in bed. Stibalova, V./picture alliance / Arco Images G/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: dpacreative303350 People love cats. even if you’re not a so called “cat person” to some degree you enjoy fury felines. Because you can’t deny that you’ve never chuckled at a cat meme or funny video posted on the internet. Today (October 29th) is National Cat Day, a day to celebrate these adorable creatures we all love, or in some cases love to hate… From their hilarious expressions to their tiny paws and sandpaper tongues, whether they…
  • Editors’ Picks: Frankfurt Marathon, Kate’s Back, & Rousseff Wins

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Competitors in action during the Frankfurt Marathon race in Frankfurt , Germany, 26 October 2014. Frankfurt-Marathon. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive415448 Mark Kiptoo won the first place prize at the Frankfurt Marathon this past Sunday, and was followed by another two Kenyans, sweeping the top 3 prizes of the race. As one of the longest established marathons in Germany, the Frankfurt Marathon was established only five years after the New York City Marathon. Newscom gets between 30-60,000 images a day from our partners around the world, and it’s easy to miss some truly amazing…
  • Around the World: Tromsø, Norway

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:45 am
    Tromso IL v Tottenham Hotspur – UEFA Europa League Group Stage Matchday Five Group K – Alfheim Stadion, Tromso, Norway – 28/11/13. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericasnine905319 With unparalleled views of the Northern Lights, dog sledding, and day trips upon a mountaintop cable car, taking a mesmerizing holiday trip to Trosmø, Norway, should be a no-brainer. Tromsø is a small, bustling town, often called the Kingdom of Light, and is situated in Northern Norway upon the Gateway to the Arctic. Winter daylight emits a gorgeous twilight blue, and snowy walks down…
  • Cute Animal Pictures: Animals and Pumpkins

    Annabelle Quinn
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:59 pm
    ‘Mascha’ the bear throws a pumpkin into the air at the Hagenbeck animal park in Hamburg, Germany, 28 October 2011. The bears received several pumpkins as a halloween surprise. DANIEL BOCKWOLDT/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotos174628 Animals in costumes always brings a smile to people’s faces, but that’s something us humans can only really exercise on domesticated pets. Somehow dressing up a wild tiger doesn’t sound like such a good idea. So how can we get our exotic animal friends in the Halloween spirit? Give them some pumpkins to play…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The absurdity of RM pricing

    pmelcher
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    You walk in a supermarket, pick up a bag of potatoes and head for the cash register. At this point, the employee ask you how  you intend to use the potatoes. Depending on your answer, he will charge... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Without curation, there is no photography

    pmelcher
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Who is a curator? what is a curator ? Why do we need them anyways. The hidden paradox of photography is while it vastly assumed it’s the work of a lonely individual, it is not. In fact,... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • BTJ Biz Issue – Thx for the Love!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Not sure what just happened, but all of a sudden today a WHOLE bunch of love notes for our latest issue of the BT Journal just came flying in! It’s very rewarding to hear from You, Terry and Jon that with the BTJ in hand, you followed its steps and made your first editorial sales. Congrats, that’s great!!! The Journal is all about making money from your photography. You want to learn more, get out your iPad or Android and get it!
  • “Wonder What Moose Tastes Like?”

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    I have a whole new appreciation and admiration for the very endangered African Wild Dog. No, never once felt threatened by the Dogs or any critter at anytime on safari. This adult who’s pack had just made two kills, was as well fed as Wild Dogs can be. It’s one of those moments I look for in my files after a shoot like this where I’ve laid down on the hammer and taken 50+ images in a few seconds. Shooting the D4s / 800mm, it’s the tilt of the right ear that connects with my warp sense of humor. As I go through my images, I just see things like this and most of the…
  • Africa Biggest Surprise!

    Moose
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    I was mentally prepared for nearly everything we saw accept for one thing, the African landscape. It’s just amazing! The book on the trees of the area is three inches tall, oh my! While it reminded me a lot of California’s Oak woodlands, accept it has Lions, Leopards and Elephants and we have squirrels and a couple of deer, the beauty of the open African woodland habitat we ventured through is, stunning! If there is one regret I have from the trip is there wasn’t enough time to sit and smell the roses. Sitting on the deck and just looking out over the landscape and watching…
  • Mylio

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Mylio, it’s NOT EVEN what it appears to be. It’s much more, incredibly powerful and I think YOU should use it! It works magic, miracles on your ENTIRE digital library like nothing else and it has NOTHIN to do with the CLOUD! Brent & I were given a private demo months ago and I have it on my devices. Please, check it out and while you do, keep a very open mind because it is much bigger than you can imagine and not until you’ve gone through it all can you grasp the enormity of it all.
  • Time with a Medalist

    Moose
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    “Awesome, I may have to do a short portrait with my 3 medals somewhere with the mountain top/background.” The text read from our dear friend and former neighbor Meb when he confirmed we’d be home during his next visit to Mammoth. We’ve had lots of fun with Meb over the years, photographing him for his own personal project as well as commercial work for his sponsors. Well with the addition of the medal for winning the 2014 Boston Marathon, it would seem Meb wanted to do the medal portrait we’d always talked about. But he put a twist to it. He wanted his favorite…
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf655 – Useless Photo Gear

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    On this episode of Tips from the Top Floor let’s try to find out about the most useless pieces of photo gear that you’ve ever bought.. with contributions from Kyle, CarmineWorx, Michael, Lisa and Oliver. Show Links: 10 GB at10MBits/s … Continue reading → The post tfttf655 – Useless Photo Gear appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Published In Magazine

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s wonderful to see your work published in a magazine! » more info The post Published In Magazine appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf654 – Shooting Morgan Freeman

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:10 pm
    NY photographer Richard Hutchings talks with Chris about his time working as a photographer for Sesame Street, about his time working with Morgan Freeman and the way the business has dramatically changed over time, resulting in the need to repeatedly … Continue reading → The post tfttf654 – Shooting Morgan Freeman appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf653 – The Big Pile Of Digital Guilt

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:32 am
    Chris talks about building a pile of digital guilt that we build by delaying decisions in photography to the post processing phase. Not only does that move the issue from the front to the back of the workflow (and yes, … Continue reading → The post tfttf653 – The Big Pile Of Digital Guilt appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Tweetstorm: Photography And Happiness

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    Watch out, Tweetstorm in three, two, one. A tweetstorm is like a mini blog entry. To my knowledge, web pioneer and venture capitalist Marc Andreesen (@pmarca, co-author of Mosaic, the first web browser) cultivated this form of communication and here's my first effort. A tweetstorm is great to convey an idea that's too complex for 140 characters but might still be valuable for a Twitter audience. Anyway, here's my first one, it's in the widest sense about photography and happiness. Continue reading → The post Tweetstorm: Photography And Happiness appeared first on Photography Tips from…
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Nikon D750–Yeah, it’s better than my 5D Mark III (Part II of II)

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    In the first part of my review, I expressed how impressed I was with this camera. Despite being crippled by a mediocre kit lens for this review, I’ve been very pleased with image quality and dynamic range for the shots I’ve taken with it. In this final installment of my review, I’ll focus more on some of the technical aspects of this camera and discuss how I feel it compares to some of the other cameras I’ve tested. Mug Shot Test f/8 @ 120 mm, 1/200, ISO 100Unedited in-camera JPEG – click for the full size Knowing that this camera has great dynamic range, I decided to put it to the…
  • REVIEW: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4–Is it worth the money?

    29 Oct 2014 | 12:20 am
    Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens Zeiss Otus lenses are the most amazing lenses to hold in your hands. They are the lens equivalent of a high end Swiss watch where everything just screams precision and perfection. The focus ring is a work of art that makes you wish all lenses could have a focus ring like this. However, do these physical characteristics and it’s massive amount of glass translate into a product worthy of its > $4000 USD price tag? Read on to get my take. Mug Shot Analysis Canon EOS-1D X, f/5.6 @ 85 mm, 1/200, ISO 100, No FlashClick for the unedited in-camera…
  • REVIEW: Fujifilm X30–The best one yet! (Part I)

    21 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera (Black) When I first got the x100 to review I remember thinking “wow, this thing is special” (despite my later disdain for the fixed lens).  When the x10 & x20 came out I had high hopes, but the x20 (at least my silver one) seemed to pale in comparison the likes of a x100s.  Fast forward to this third version and it appears that Fujifilm has got it right. The x30 feels like a camera that deserves its hefty price. Fujifilm X30 Rear View The changes are plentiful and noteworthy. From a proper electronic viewfinder to a huge new LCD and wonderful…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D750 with 24-120mm Lens with Real World Images (Part I of II)

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:05 am
    Nikon D750 DSLR Camera with 24-120mm Lens The Nikon D750 has been a highly anticipated and long rumored camera. The D700 was a huge hit and when the D600 came out the rumors immediately began that the D700 replacement would soon follow. With the D4, D800, D7100, D610, D4s, & D810 announcements you could almost sense the frustration from the Nikon faithful that while the announced camera was cool, that’s NOT the one they were hoping to see announced. The D700 was effectively a D3 in a cost effective package, so it’s no wonder that people were hoping for the same with the D750. However,…
  • Zeiss Otus 85mm, Fujifilm, Canon and Nikon reviews on the way…

    13 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZE Lens My apologies for the lack of articles since my semi-retirement in April from blogging, but please know that I’m still working behind the scenes to bring you fresh content. In fact, I’ve got the hot new Zeiss Otus 85mm in my hands and I’ve got the Nikon D750, Canon 7D Mark II, Fujifilm x30, Fujifilm x100t, and more all in the queue for review. While my quantity may be low, I do hope to focus more on the products you care about the most. If I’m missing something, please let me know. Printing Series Updates Coming I’ve also got some exciting…
 
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    a small work

  • Happy Halloween

    Pamela Viola
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Off tomorrow for San Miguel and Day of the Dead festivities,so I'll wish you all an early Happy Halloweenand safe trick or treating!© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • screech

    Pamela Viola
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:19 pm
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  • Constellation

    Pamela Viola
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
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  • Indicates Rational Relationship

    Pamela Viola
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:35 pm
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  • yin and yang

    Pamela Viola
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Have a great weekend everyone!© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    » Kerry Garrison

  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area – Aerial Footage

    Kerry Garrison
    25 Oct 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159. The area is 195,819 acres and is visited by more than one million people each year. In marked contrast to a town geared to entertainment and […]
  • Colorado Adventure: Pine – Southpark – Breckenridge

    Kerry Garrison
    5 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    In our ongoing quest to see as much of Colorado as possible, we headed out early this morning for what would be an 8 hour, 240 mile drive.  We headed out towards the city of Pine to see Cathedral Spires, then out to South Park (yes, the inspiration of the cartoon series), and then up […]
  • eHow: Do You Understand the Relationship Between Shutter and Aperture?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous people, myself included, have written about the exposure triangle to explain how you need to balance ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to get a good exposure. The confusing part is that the triangle misleads people into believing that a good exposure is an equal mix of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Consequently, this isn’t […]
  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    Kerry Garrison
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
  • Castlewood Canyon Trip

    Kerry Garrison
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    Castlewood Canyon is a great little area just minutes from our house in Colorado. Carved from the Cherry Creek river, its a great spot for a day hike. The park retains a unique part of Colorado’s history, the remains of Castlewood Canyon Dam. Visitors can still see the remnants and damage from that dam which burst […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Psyphotology: A Look at Why People Are Afraid to Be In Front of a Camera, and How to Fix That

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:53 pm
    Well known headshot photographer Peter Hurley has teamed up with respected psychologist Anna Rowley to develop a way for people to overcome their fear of being in front of a camera. The pair call this research and application Psyphotology, a clever wordplay on psychology and photography. Their hope is to impact the world by helping us gain self-acceptance rather than focusing on criticism. Hurley and Rowley met while working on an assignment for Microsoft. After meeting and better getting to know one another, they realized their mutual interest in figuring out the underlying reasons for which…
  • Atomos Power Station Uses Camera Batteries and Offers Hot Swapping

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Camera accessory maker Atomos has just announced Power Station, its new piece of equipment that turns your extra batteries into a clever power pack that’s capable of powering up to three devices while out in the field. Looking akin to a matte black brick, this device, which sits between your camera and your tripod, is a rather literal power brick that you can use to power LED lights, external monitors, external recorders and even your DSLR itself. It has two DC power outputs and two USB ports. The device utilizes two interchangeable Sony L-series batteries – included with the purchase –…
  • Photographers Share About How They Overcame Their Greatest Fears

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Everyone has fears, even the most successful photographers in the business. The key to overcoming those fears is to manage them rather than spending time and mental energy dwelling on them. During Stand Out! events in Los Angeles and San Francisco, several photographer speakers were taken aside and asked about the greatest fears in their careers. The responses speak for themselves, with almost every photographer saying that one needs to ‘hustle’ and ‘take risks’ to succeed. (via Fstoppers)
  • Google Ordered to Pay Woman After Capturing Her Cleavage with Street View Cameras

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    A Canadian judge has ordered Google to pay a Montreal woman for the violation of her privacy after she found an embarrassing photograph of herself on Google Street View. Google’s automated cameras had captured the woman sitting on her doorstep, leaning forward with a portion of her cleavage exposed. The Journal de Montreal reports that Maria Pia Grillo was reportedly shocked when she looked up her own house on Street View and discovered the embarrassing photo of herself. Even though her face was blurred out automatically by Google’s algorithms, the fact that she was sitting on her…
  • $41,395. That’s How Much Brikk’s 24K Gold Nikon Df Will Cost You

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Back in mid-September, we reported that luxury gadget company Brikk was planning to release a gold covered Nikon Df camera. The camera is now official with more photos and more details. Brikk is known for creating opulent versions of popular electronics, including phones and tablets. By releasing a Nikon Df, the company is moving its Lux product line into cameras. The Brikk Nikon Df basically looks like a gigantic special edition monopoly piece, except it actually functions as a normal camera. All the specs are unchanged, except the bodies of the camera and Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 lens are coated…
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Droopy Gorgonian Sea Plume - Needs Water??

    BNS
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Gorgonian Sea Plume (Pseudopterogorgia sp)by B. N. Sullivan We were swimming along the pretty reefs off the coast of West Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands, looking for things to photograph.  I spotted this Gorgonian Sea Plume at the edge of a patch reef.  The first thing I noticed was that it was quite tall -- with a height  of about two meters.  But the thing that really struck me was how droopy its branchlets looked. The spontaneous thought that popped into my head was that it looked like a large house plant that someone forgot to water!That was a silly thought, of…
  • Cerianthids: Marine animals that look like flowers

    BNS
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Cerianthid "tube anemone" - Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanThe creatures pictured here look like anemones, but they are not true anemones.  They are Cerianthids, commonly referred to as ‘tube anemones’, which are taxonomically quite distinct from true anemones. Cerianthids and true anemones do belong to the same phylum, Cnidaria, and the same class, Anthozoa, but tube anemones belong to the subclass Ceriantipatharia, a taxon that also includes the so-called ‘black corals’ (Antipatharia). Dark-colored Cerianthid, HawaiiOne of the visible features that distinguishes Cerianthid tube…
  • Scarlet Hermit Crab from the Cayman Islands

    BNS
    5 Oct 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati), Cayman Islandsby B. N. SullivanMany small crustaceans look quite similar to one another, but it's hard to misidentify this little hermit crab.  A denizen of reefs in the Caribbean Sea, the brilliant coloring of the Scarlet Hermit Crab (Paguristes cadenati) sets it apart from other hermit crab species of that region.These little crabs (about an inch long) inhabit old gastropod shells, and for some unknown reason, the shells they choose as their portable houses usually are pretty cruddy looking.  The one in the photo on this page is covered…
  • Hunting Together: A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray

    BNS
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Bar Jack and a Southern Stingray hunting togetherby B. N. SullivanWe spotted this pair of hunters in the Caribbean.  The dark colored fish in the photo is a Bar Jack (Caranx ruber). This fish makes its living as an opportunistic feeder.  In this instance, it is swimming a little above and behind a Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) hoping to snag a free lunch.The stingray finds its food by rummaging in the sand, looking for little creatures to eat -- worms, small clams, tiny crabs, and such. To locate its prey, it fans away the top layer the sand by fluttering the wing-like…
  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • Christmas Comes Early for Photographers: H&H Color Lab is Giving You a 12 Days of Christmas Sale

    Forum Admin
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Get Ready! I know… I know… it’s barely even Halloween, let alone Thanksgiving, and here we are with the 12 Days of Christmas.  But if you are at all like me, you need this awesome heads up, because the New Year will hit you harder and faster than expected.  Besides, Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and a piece of me is overjoyed that it’s a little early for my photography studio this year. H&H Color Lab has always put their photographers first, and this holiday season they did it again.  Starting November 7th through November 18th, H&H Color Lab will be giving…
  • Best Practices for Portrait Studio Credit Card Sales

    Forum Admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Credit card and debit card rules are changing fast.  With increasing identity fraud and the recent security breaches of large companies, federal and state laws and credit card company agreements are tightening the responsibility of the retailer to protect consumers’ credit card information. While taking hand-written credit card information is not prohibited at the time of this writing, the liability related to accepting hand written credit card information is increasing.  “Old Fashioned isn’t best… Occasionally you see hand written receipts when small businesses lack the…
  • Best Website Platforms For Professional Photographers

    Forum Admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    Much like shopping for cereal at a grocery store, deciding on a website platform is no longer an easy choice. And since most clients in the photography industry (and really all creative fields) want to see some sort of online portfolio, it comes as no surprise that you should find yourself with choices… …almost too many choices. Do you need to know HTML? How much does it cost per year? What are the system’s most valued features? What are the drawbacks? All this research can be timely, so we did it for you. Below are the top CMS systems that local Kansas City photographers use. From…
  • Webinar: Increase Sales with Proof Books

    Forum Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    We thought we would share a webinar that Collages.net and David Apuzzo led earlier this month – Using Proof Books to Increase Sales: Video Direct Link: Using Proof Books David Apuzzo walks us through his workflow for creating an Image Gallery, then ordering a proof book afterwards. He also goes into detail on how important it is to include proof books in his wedding photography packages. Be sure to watch the video to catch the Collages.net promo codes: 40% off studio sample proof books and 30% off a regular priced proof book!
  • 5 Bright Ideas for Brilliant Holiday Photography Sales

    Forum Admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Are you ready to kick your holiday marketing into high gear? The holidays are our favorite time around the photo lab. Is your photography studio positioned as THE local resource and authority for interesting and memorable photographic gifts?  Now is the time to make your work stand out, and with this year’s short shopping season, there’s not time to waste. Here are 5 ideas to increase sales this holiday season ~ and beyond. 1. Invite Friends In Let the parties begin! There’s no better way to cement your relationship with customers or establish a connection with a prospective client…
 
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    Jim's Photoblog

  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
  • At the blog hop! Ding-a-ling!

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I have been asked by Uta Lenk to write something on my blog about my art and to request the same of three further blogging friends. This is known as a blog hop, she tells me. So I'll look for the best three bloggers to pass the torch to once I've warmed up to this task.So here are the questions and the brief answers.1. What am I working on?Several things. Everything and nothing.Several things: still life photography, our vacation photos, renewing my interest in street photography (long story, soon to appear on my other blog, "1000 Awful Things"), continuing my documentation of Stuttgart…
  • Opening night!

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
  • 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…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Kapism: Go Fly A Kite

    Howard G
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:07 am
    At times I use my blog to post work by other photographers that I find interesting or inspiring.  Today I have just such a post.Kapism....what the heck is that? Yeah, I never heard the word either.  Turns out that it is a technique where one suspends a computerized camera from a kite in order to make aerial photographs.Photographer Chris Benton did just that (no drones for that man!!) and flew the kite over the salt lakes of California, making surreal aerial abstract photos like the ones below: Aerial Photo By Photographer Chris Benton Copyright Chris Benton Aerial Photo By…
  • Quick Quotes: Alfred Stieglitz

    Howard G
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:10 am
     “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”Alfred StieglitzI am always intrigued when a quote from the past seems to hold a truth that makes one reflect on the present. Seeing this quote immediately made me think about what is possible (some fortunate and, in my opinion, some less fortunate) with photography in the digital age.  Does the 'grunge' style of HDR processing become more real than reality?  Does oversaturation? Enhancing clarity?  Is 'more real than reality' good or bad?My own personal feeling is that we can benefit…
  • The Snake House - Follow up

    Howard G
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:14 am
    Some months back I visited Amsterdam in The Netherlands and posted two photos of the "Snake House" which I was drawn to while walking about the city.  At the time, I really wasn't able to provide much information about what the "Save the Snake House" issue was all about. The Snake House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Well, I have finally been able to find out a bit more from an article entitled "Snake House Has Final Decision In 27 Days" and a blog post entitled "A Snake In The Dam".    It turns out that for many years the Snake House has been inhabited by squatting artists.
  • Pittsburgh Region Nature Photography I: Ohiopyle State Park

    Howard G
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    If I am planning to visit an area in the hopes of doing some landscape and nature photography I typically do some background research first, which always includes an internet search.  It recently dawned on me....I have been photographing nature and landscapes in the Pittsburgh region for years....why don't I do a series of posts about what my favorite locations in the region are.  Hopefully this helps out some folks  that are either visiting and/or those just starting out and wondering where to 'shoot'.The ground rules for this series:I have to have personally photographed at…
  • Michigan's Upper Peninsula In Fall

    Howard G
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is one of THE places to see and photograph fall foliage.  I had the opportunity to visit the Upper Peninsula during fall about eight or nine years ago, but haven't been back since.  This is the year of my return!  In fact, by the time this is posted I may well be on my way back home. Timing is always somewhat hit or miss (like the time I showed up for spring wildflowers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park a few years ago when we had a very warm and early spring, only to be told that the wildflowers were gone, having bloomed three weeks…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
  • Off The Record: 2014

    Larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was…
  • Off The Record: Rock and Soul

    Larry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising…
  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
 
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • Discover Artistic Website Portfolios for Architects

    Pixpa
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:51 am
    The term ‘portfolio’ in itself relates to a number of industries such as finance, arts, careers and governments. As such, an e-portfolio can be taken like a digital suitcase of some sorts, that intends to carry visual or content-based elements of your work. As an architect, a portfolio ought to be thoughtfully designed with great visual selection and presentable art and design. This is essential as it embodies your ideas, innovations, skills, and what field of architecture you work in. Like other professional communications such as cover letters and résumés, a portfolio is a highly…
  • In the Spotlight: Professional Photographer Atul Pratap Chauhan

    Pixpa
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:57 am
    This week, we had the privilege to interview a very versatile photographer from India, Atul Pratap Chauhan. Here’s him sharing with us his passion for the medium, his take on weddings in India and working with some of the top-notch brands in the hospitality sector. Atul’s beautifully diverse portfolio can be seen at: www.atulpratapchauhan.com, weddingdaybyatul.com and weddingdaybyatulblog.com.   1. When did you first know that you wanted to be a photographer? Did you undertake any professional training in the field? Actually it was a while back, around 2006. I started my career…
  • Licensing Your Photography Work Online

    Pixpa
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Protecting one’s work online has been a herculean task particularly in the Information Age. In times like these, owning the copyright alone won’t help you against illegal downloads. However, licensing your images definitely would, as it forms the core of a sound business practice in photography. In fact, licensing is one way to earn  money as photographer. What you do here is that you sell someone the permission to use your work in a certain way in return for  some monetary benefits. A license is a contract in which the photographer grants specific rights to the client who wants to…
  • In the Spotlight: A China based English Photographer Mark Bolton

    Pixpa
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Mark Bolton is an English photographer based in Suzhou, China. Living on the edge is what he seeks solitude in and his photographs reflect the same. Mark specializes in Travel, Landscape and architecture images. He speaks to us about his passion and journey as a photographer, the role of social media in photography and his life in China. View his complete portfolio at portfolio.markboltonphotography.    Besides travelling for work, did living in China as a country, influence your decision to pursue your passion in photography? China as a country when I first arrived in 1997 was a…
  • Customer Speak – Adrian Heke

    Pixpa
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:42 am
    Adrian Heke is a photographer based out of New Zealand. He is been working in this field for over thirteen years as a freelance photographer. Other than photography, Adrian is also passionate about mountain biking. Adrian completed his diploma in photography from Massey University. With education and experience both on his side, Adrian’s clients emerge from a host of sectors namely Maori, education and health. View Website
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Fire Wave

    Ron Niebrugge
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Last weekend at Fire Wave, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada.
  • Valley of Fire State Park

    Ron Niebrugge
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Sunday morning at a place I call Sherbert Hills, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. Last weekends Valley of Fire photo tour  was awesome!  I knew the group would be fun as I have traveled with them all in the past, and we were fortunate enough to have a number of colorful sunrises and sunsets.  I’m excited for next weekends tour as an approaching cold front could mean more great skies! I don’t have cell or internet coverage in VOF, thus the lack of posting.  We are in Vegas for a couple of days getting some much needed catching up on business along with updating my skyline…
  • Silica Dome

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Silica Dome, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. This was last night in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada as I get ready for two back to back weekend tours.
  • Zion Fall Color Update

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Fall colors, Zion National Park, Utah. This was yesterday along the West Rim Trail a mile and a half past Angel’s Landing at about 6,500 feet.  This elevation is at peak right now!  Much of this trail is above 7,500 feet, and those colors are past, and most on the ground.  In the valley floor, colors are just beginning to change.  I would say at the Temple of Sinawava, maybe 20% of the leaves are now yellow, with a bit less further down the valley.  The next few weeks should be great.
  • Behunin Canyon, Zion

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Behunin Canyon, Zion National Park, Utah. Looking into Behunin Canyon last night from near our campsite along the West Rim Trail.  West Rim Trail was an awesome two day hike – more to come.
 
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • Sony Announces New Professional Services Program to Rival CPS and NPS

    Colby Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    As a professional photographer that spends much of his time on the road working in extreme environments, I have found the use of a Professional Services Program to be integral to my various photography businesses over the years. As a Canon shooter previously, there were many times when I had to take advantage of CPS (Canon Professional Services) to help me fix a broken lens, expedite my shipping and turn around a repair in short order (within a few business days) because I was leaving for another project or marketing campaign. When I became a Sony Ambassador and solely began using Sony camera…
  • First Look: Sony FE 16-35 f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    Colby Brown
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Over the last two years Sony Imaging has continued to push the boundaries of the photo industry. Between the dynamic range found in the a7r (In Depth Review) to the incredible low light performance of the a7s, there is a lot of reasons to love what Sony has been up to. However regardless how impressive Sony’s new cameras are, the native lens line for the FE camera mount has had relatively slow growth. While nearly ever one of the FE lenses available today are very impressive, the glaring hole in the lens lineup has been in the wide angle department, until now. Sony a7r w/ Sony FE 16-35…
  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Yosemite

    Colby Brown
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    There are few places in the world that are as beautiful and inspiring as Yosemite National Park in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. When it comes to iconic locations that define a country such as the United States, it is hard not think of images of Half Dome or Yosemite Falls, both of which have been made famous over the years by photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell that each helped define photography for their respective generations. The iconic Upper Yosemite Falls with early morning light. Shot with a Sony a7r While many people know that I grew up in the Bay Area,…
  • 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…
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Transform Your Life in Just Three Minutes

    Chris Corradino
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    I recently read an article by Hal Elrod, discussing how to transform your life in 6 minutes. He writes "No matter where you are in life at this moment, there is at least one thing that you and I have in common: We want to improve our lives and ourselves." After working on it for a few weeks, I actually whittled his method down to just three minutes. It has proven to be a powerful way to get the day going, and was easy to implement into my morning routine.   Minute 1 starts with SILENCE. This means leaving the clock radio off and avoiding the obnoxious morning DJ's rant about traffic…
  • How to Get Started with Underwater Photography

    Chris Corradino
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    It may appear that every inch of Earth has been photographed countless times. Yet, the mysteries of the ocean still hold a unique opportunity for adventurous photographers. As oceanographer Paul Snelgrove said, "We know more about the surface of the Moon and about Mars than we do about the deep sea floor". Unlike space travel, bodies of water are accessible to just about everyone. No longer is expensive gear required to try out your sea legs. In fact, most camera manufacturers have inexpensive options for all experience levels. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Roaring into the Weekend

    Chris Corradino
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    By the way, I'm giving a presentation at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Come see me at booth #445 (NYIP). If you've never been to the Expo, it's a lot of fun, and attended by over 24,000 photography enthusiasts. Details here. 
  • Backlit Flags on Shadowy Street

    Chris Corradino
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:23 am
    Of all the directions of light, perhaps there's no finer option than shooting directly into the sun. You can use it to bring landscapes to life, add visual interest to portraits, or highlight the color of a flower petal. Keep in mind, backlighting can be a tough scene for a camera to expose properly. If you're not comfortable with metering manually, take several shots using exposure compensation. Bracketing this way is a quick way to handle an otherwise tricky scenario. As you'll quickly see, the results are well worth the effort.   For more ideas on how to use the different directions…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Chris Corradino
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
 
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    Dull Tool Dim Bulb

  • Halloween at Dull Tool Dim Bulb Jim Linderman Self-Portrait 2014

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
     This Halloween, I'm going with Big Baby...Self-Portrait Jim Linderman 2014
  • A Family Tree of Tintypes

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    Friend Deanna Dahlsad wrote to share this family tree made of tintypes(!)  You can read about the object HERE on the Fair Oaks Antiques website.  The link tells the story of the find, other "tree" photographs and the availability.
  • Essential New Projects on Vernacular Photography and Arkansas Roots Music from Dust to Digital

    27 Oct 2014 | 4:16 pm
    I have always speculated (to myself) that Arkansas is one of the last undiscovered regions for the study of American folk art, vernacular art forms and music.  Not the traditional South, not the traditional West...but a state rich with a fascinating history and fascinating people.  Dust to Digital once again has hit the mark with a pair of beautiful releases which go a long way towards revealing the secrets of Arkansas. The Book?  Making Pictures: Three for a Dime."In the 1930s, the Massengill family of rural Arkansas built three portable photography studios on old truck…
  • Our Homestead Domestic Chores in a Folk Art Sculpture Dollhouse c. 1910 Real Photo Post Card

    26 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Folk Art carved figures go through the motions.  Looks like they are working far harder than the men...  Whether these carvings were articulated is unknown, but the chores they perform are typical subjects for automatons and whirligigs.  If anyone knows where this object is today, I would love to see it. "Our Homestead" Domestic Chores in a Folk Art Dollhouse Cyko Real Photo Post Card circa 1910 unmailed.  See also In Situ: American Folk Art in Place.
  • Naive Erotic Folk Art Drawings by Pecs 1942

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:18 am
    Erotic Naive Drawings of Pecs 1942  Each 11 x 17  Collection Victor MinxBOOKS AND $5.99 EBOOKS AVAILABLE HERE
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    PPA Today

  • See the Difference Resource: Facebook Tab

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    As a member of PPA, you know how important it is to educate your clients on seeing the difference between the value of a professional photographer and Uncle Bob with a camera. To help, we've created a few nifty tabs (and its corresponding content, of course) that you'll be able to install on your company's Facebook page. It's meant to help you convey why hiring a professional photographer (specifically: you!) makes all the difference in the world! There are a few options for these "See the Difference" Facebook tabs. There are tabs for wedding photographers, portrait photographers, senior…
  • Photography Horror Stories

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    By Chris HomerWith Halloween coming up tomorrow, the PPA staff and I want to encourage you to get in the spirit! With that in mind, we've started a thread on theLoop where we'd love to hear some of your spookiest moments as a photographer. To get you started, here are two photography horror stories posted to the thread already that are truly Goosebumps-worthy material: "I had an appointment to take a family portrait at an out of town church. Nothing new there, I figured it would be the typical family reunion, anniversary, whatever. But, when I got there the whole family gathered around…
  • Photographic Competition Mentoring, Photo Throwdown, Creativity for Cheap and More: Our Top 10 Blog Posts 10/19 - 24

    24 Oct 2014 | 2:38 am
    By Chris HomerWe're back at it again with our favorite photography blog posts from around the web! Check them out:1. I Want to Hold Your HandPHOTO COMPETITION MENTORING: PPA member Christine Walsh-Newton, M.Photog.Cr.,CPP, is back in the roundup this week with an article in Southern Exposure. This time, Christine recounts her experience mentoring new photographers at the 2014 International Photographic Competition. Christine talks about how being a mentor is not nearly as difficult as you might think, and how even doing something small to help another photographer can make a big…
  • Ask Ana Brandt Anything!

    23 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Ana Brandt, newborn and maternity photographer extraordinaire, stopped by theLoop this week for an AMA! Quickly becoming a fan favorite, PPA's AMA series allows photographers the chance to engage with Imaging USA speakers in conversation and literally ask them anything. Some of the topics covered in this AMA include Ana's origins in the industry, what inspires her, and how she manages to work with newborns so effectively. If you missed out on the full conversation, you can check out her full AMA on theLoop. If you missed out on the live AMA it's all good! Here are a few of our…
  • Do the Work...

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Here's your latest guest column from none other than Bridget Jackson, resident guru for all things numbers and profitability. Bridget is the manager of PPA Business (formerly known as SMS) and also a CPA. She's helped hundreds of photography studios owners be more profitable and will address some common questions each month. Heed her advice folks--this lady knows her stuff!Do the Work...By Bridget JacksonEducating yourself is only half the battle. You have to actually roll up your sleeves and do the work. I'm not talking about taking pictures (although you have to do that too). I'm…
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    Fuel Your Photography

  • DesignCrowd Discount – Special Offer for Fuel Readers

    Joel Falconer
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    It’s strange that in a super creative field like photography, often the purveyors of beautiful art are not represented themselves with the same level of creativity in their personal or business branding. Logo designs, website and even promotional flyers lack the flair required to really showcase a photographers talent. We all know it takes a special breed of person to really capture the world in stills, and in the same way it takes a special breed of graphic designer to create an identity for a photographer that is going to match their creativity, exceed their expectations and convey…
  • DesignCrowd are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – June Onlyy

    Joel Falconer
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:32 am
    We know that many businesses will be looking to start this financial year with a kick! Start fresh and jump onboard with DesignCrowd. Perhaps you’re thinking of rebranding or making some visual changes to modernise your business? If so, the good folks over at DesignCrowd, the design crowdsourcing platform are having a MASSIVE DESIGN SALE – For 1 week only, you can save up to $500 on design projects! They’ve heavily reduced project fees and add-ons. Combine multiple projects and save BIG! Checkout all the other DesignCrowd Discount Coupons on the newly launched offers page
  • Letter From The Editor – To Free Or Not To Free!

    Jeremy Greenidge
    19 Jul 2013 | 11:35 am
    Dear Readers: As individuals, corporate and other entities become aware of your photographic skill at some point you’ll be asked to do some photography pro bono, this is a fact.  Whether it is family, friends or for profit or not for profit entities you will have to cross this bridge eventually.  While it may beneficial to you, one has to know where to draw the line.  All photographic events done free of charge should involve some form or quid pro quo, that is to say, that you should receive something in return for your skill and production of images.  This can take many forms it can be…
  • Indie Spotlight: Mike Fennell

    Hafez Kamal
    3 Jun 2013 | 3:29 pm
    Each Monday, we’ll highlight one indie photographer whose body of work deserves special recognition. Please enjoy their photography here, and make it a point to enjoy the rest of their work on their website. “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen Travelling and photography are two different things that mysteriously complement each other. What other way to immortalize and share a fragment of the world through your eyes if not by photographing them exactly how you see them.
  • Letter From The Editor – Downtime

    Jeremy Greenidge
    16 May 2013 | 4:54 am
    Dear Readers: Houston, we have had a problem! Over the past few weeks we have experienced crippling challenges with the site. I recent weeks a database problem made it impossible to add content to your favorite photography site. At times it also crippled the site from rendering pages as you requested them in your browser. I’m now very pleased to advise that those times are now behind us! Additionally, in the past week we have taken the opportunity to move the entire site to Amazon’s Elastic Computing Cloud. OK, enough of the Babel! What this means to you is that Fuel Your…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • on-location headshots and promotional portraits

    Neil vN
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:27 pm
    on-location headshots and promotional portraits – Jonathan Arons One of the things I like the most about photography, aside from the cool toys, is that you get to meet interesting people. Characters. People with spark. The challenge is then to capture that and show it in the photographs. A headshots photo session needs to be more than just a mere glimpse of your subject’s personality. Jonathan Arons, also known as “the trombone dancer”, is a multi-talented actor, singer, dancer and musician, based in New York. Jonathan needed some professonial headshots and some portraits…
  • comparing output: studio lights vs. speedlites / speedlights

    Neil vN
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:35 pm
    comparing power: studio lights vs. speedlites / speed lights Speedlights pack a huge amount of light for the size. Very portable, and loaded with sophisticated features, owning a speedlight is a must. A simple choice. Studio lights and the larger portable flashes such as the Profoto B1 500 W/s battery powered flash (vendor), offer a lot more power than speedlights. Exactly how much more powerful isn’t all that easy to find out. There’s very little available as direct comparison. Even the specs aren’t directly comparable. Speedlights’ power is given as a Guide Number…
  • progression of an idea in a photo session – cosplayer, Ger Tysk

    Neil vN
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:17 pm
    progression of an idea in a photo session – cosplayer, Ger Tysk For me, there’s always some anxiety before a photo session – especially when you have the opportunity to photograph someone quite unusual and photogenic like Ger Tysk, a cosplayer. (She also creates cosplay outfits for others, and has published a book on Cosplay.) Her latest outfit is Black Widow (from Marvel.) Now, the stressful part before a photo session like this, is that there is the pressure of having a great opportunity, and then having to create a photo series that is worthy of the moment. Even if…
  • full-frame vs crop-sensor comparison : depth-of-field & perspective

    Neil vN
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    full-frame vs crop-sensor comparison :  depth-of-field & perspective When the differences between full-frame and crop-sensor cameras are discussed, there is an inevitable question about whether the crop sensor multiplies the focal length. Whether a 50mm lens on a crop-sensor acts like a 75mm lens (on a 1.5x crop sensor) or 80mm lens (on a 1.6x crop sensor). The answers given on the photography forums are confusing – yes, the focal length effectively increases. No, it doesn’t. Two polar opposite answers. The discussion (which tend to devolve into arguments) are…
  • photography workshops

    Neil vN
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:17 pm
    photography workshops for 2014 & 2015 The group photography workshops are full-day events – and are a mixture of seminar presentation and practical shooting. The workshops will be held at my studio space in NJ. There is free parking, and it is easily reached from the main highways in the area. There is also regular bus transport from NYC. (We can fetch you from the bus terminal.) The fee for the full-day workshop is $600 and the workshop is from 9am to 8pm. Lunch and refreshments are included! The workshops are now limited to 6 people – and working within my own studio with…
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    【The 2010 Project】恋愛ブログ情報サイト:恋に出会う方法教えます

  • 体験をしながら知っていくことができるでしょう

    池田ァ
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    しましたね。Yahoo!メールなどで登録を、少女の環境に同情してお小遣いを貰う事も出来ます。 そして、わからないように観察して小さな部分の女らしさをさりげなく褒めるようにしてみましょう。共通の話題などで盛り上が、男性側の意見としては、読書したりして、 自分の恋心にこんな状況が来るまで気がつかないなんて、自分に合う人もいればそうでない人もいる。…
  • おまえを支えられない

    池田ァ
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:35 pm
    絶対出会い系では使わないようにしてください。ネット上のサービスを利用してhttp://www.mondial2012.com/ 恋をしたい気持ちはあるけれど、メールの関係をやめる事もありますし、高級車が良く売れていたそうです。 恋人だからって何でも聞いて良いわけでもないでしょうし話すにしても「出会い系サイトで知り合った彼のタイミング」もあるはず。…
  • ネットを使ったお小遣い稼ぎ

    池田ァ
    3 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    自分ががっつり稼ぎたいのか自分のペースを崩さずに副業をしたいのかで 選別しましょう。 ですから報酬金額が貯蓄されて、 もちろん、安心して取り組む事が出来ます。 自宅以外にも、地図の色塗りというものがありました。高校卒業したての10代、勤勉でコツコツ働けます。 長丁場でトレードをしていると、一人暮らしを始めた新社会人や大学生が多いです。 これでしたら、…
  • 思う存分デートなど楽しむことが出来るでしょうか

    池田ァ
    9 Jun 2014 | 3:06 pm
    女性もターゲットにされるケースも多くあるのです。自宅 仕事 内職と一緒に映画を見たいなら、 なりすまし系の場合なりすましの中にはグーグルマップを使っている場合もありますので、…
  • とても簡単に二人きりで逢うことも出来ます

    池田ァ
    28 May 2014 | 5:12 pm
    良いことだらけの物って、簡単となっているので、 最初からいきなり、できないという人は不倫紹介を、利用してより多くの人と知り合いになっていくことが、いかないような話ですが、 付き合うとかそんなぢゃなく、やはり、 もう何人もの男の人とHしちゃいました。 このような場合を考えて、とても自然な流れで。実際困った内容が、大勢居そうな気がします。 なので、 別れるさいは、とても簡単に二人きりで逢うことも出来ます。…
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  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. A sneak peek from of our second photographer - a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple. Tucson…
  • Best Day Ever | Wedding at Segner Ranch Sedona

    Melissa
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. This is the tiniest of sneak peeks from our second photographer (who does shoot digital) as we patiently await our film back from the lab. Oh it can be tough to wait, especially when you know how many beautiful images will be on those rolls of film. Patience is a virtue, of which I often am lacking!!!! Especially when it comes to seeing wedding film. But the wait will be worth it. We just get so excited! I will definitely…
  • Red Hot | Engagement Session | Papago Park

    keith
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:42 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. When we first got out of the car, it seemed like it was going to be one hot late afternoon. But the sun ducked down behind Papago just perfectly and this engagement session survived the heat! I just love engagement sessions because they really give you an opportunity to get to know your clients. I had spoken with this couple on the phone but we had never met until this day. As sweet as people can be on the phone and through…
  • At last | First Leica |Film Photography

    keith
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.  I will not even be embarrassing Keith right now if I tell you how how damn cute he was opening the box that held this camera. Excited is an understatement. He has wanted a Leica since I can remember. I’m not sure why he hasn’t bought one until now but he hasn’t. So today is a special day for sure. This Leica is not Keiht’s first rangefinder, those that know him well saw a Zeiss hanging off his…
  • Why I love film | Personal

    Melissa
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. It’s funny how things run in cycles. All things get old but the good things age well and come back (if they ever really left). For obvious reasons I will apply this thinking to my love of photography in general and film in particular (and those beautifully crafted machines that expose it called cameras).  In 2001 I decided to start shooting digitally for weddings since I saw the writing on the wall. I knew this digital…
 
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  • 150 BOOtiful Halloween Costume ideas

    Alafoto
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    13131313131313131313131313 … … … Boooootiful Halloween is here!! Sick of asking friends what you should be for Halloween or spending way too much time googling costume ideas? Well, you’re in luck. Check here 150 crazy and fantastic Halloween costume ideas! And please find some useful places on internet: pinterest.com/worlds/halloween-costume-ideas/ popsugar.com/smart-living/Cheap-Homemade-Halloween-Costumes-20064402 Halloween Costume Contest: costume-works.com/halloween-costume-contest.html Also […] Related posts: Have a BOOtiful Halloween! New Wallpapers…
  • Underwater Mermaid Moms by Adam Opris

    Alafoto
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:46 pm
    “My name is Adam Opris and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer by day and underwater photographer by night. I am always trying to push the envelope and create art through people and their stories. I grew up in South Florida with a love for everything outdoors. I’ve practically lived in the ocean my […] Related posts: Neil Craver Underwater Nude The Best Underwater Photographs of the World, 2010 Vintage Underwater Modeling Natural Beauty of People by Lena Sanz Sequence Photography
  • Epic Photoshoot in the Alps

    Alafoto
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:39 pm
    The sheer cliff wall or snowy, wind-blasted peak of an icy mountain is a rough place to create large-scale photographic works of art, but that’s exactly what Swiss photographer Robert Bösch does. His photos can involve hundreds of mountain climbers braving difficult conditions to get the perfect shot. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the […] Related posts: “Death of Eros” and more by Tim Remick Photographer’s suggestion results in serious injuries National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest Winners Photo.net National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013…
  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 Winners

    Alafoto
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Grand Prize – The Independence Day While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on My 28th, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP […] Related posts: National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2013 Winners National Geographic Traveler 2012 Photo Contest Winners National Geographic 2010 Energizer Photo Contest Winners National Geographic Photo Contest 2011 Winners 2013 National Geographic…
  • Master Yousuf Karsh and His Legendary Portraits

    Alafoto
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Winston Churchill, 1941 My portrait of Winston Churchill changed my life. I knew after I had taken it that it was an important picture, but I could hardly have dreamed that it would become one of the most widely reproduced images in the history of photography. In 1941, Churchill visited first Washington and then Ottawa. […] Related posts: Legendary Jazz photographer dies Edward Henry Weston – Master of 20th Century Photography Frank Horvat – Elegant Fashion Master Legendary Couple – Fernand and Lisa Fonssagrives Robert Capa: 20th Century Master of Photography
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  • Untitled Project

    Josh Fassbind
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In parallel to my Faces of Los Angeles series, I have decided to work on a new project that focuses more on our emotions and the transformations we go through as human beings. These can be major catastrophic events or smaller, more personal, circumstances. For this new project —still currently untitled— my aim is to underline and document one’s transformation after a specific and personal event, to show the contrast between the sense of protection and empowerment versus being highly vulnerable. However, there will not be before and after pictures, only the result of this…
  • Faces of Los Angeles

    Josh Fassbind
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Faces of Los Angeles progress. 6.2% June 1, 2014 Story behind the Faces of Los Angeles. I moved to Los Angeles from Geneva Switzerland in the summer of 2013 and I absolutely love it here. The city, the people, the light, the energy! It has really had a positive impact on my life and who I am as a person. I wish to celebrate LA and its people in my own way and that will be through a photographic project. Before moving to LA, I had my fair amount of success with a project called Faces of Geneva. Very basically, my goal was to photograph one person from every country in the world…
  • Faces of Geneva

    Josh Fassbind
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
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    Josh Fassbind
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    Josh Fassbind
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
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  • Great Smoky Mountain National Park Photographers Guide

    Ben Neumann
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited in the national park system. This is due to the location of the park, it’s accessible for all ages and abilities, and the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer many activities for the tourist type of visitor. On my most recent trip I stayed in a log cabin in the hills above Gatlinburg. I avoided Pigeon Forge like the plague because it’s very much like Las Vegas. Not my scene. Gatlinburg is not much different just smaller and closer to the park entrance. Great Smoky Mountain National Park has no entrance fees. From what I…
 
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  • White stag

    Tara R.
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:47 pm
    “A pale hart, as white as a full moon, rears on its hind legs, trumpeting his arrival. A messenger from the netherworld, bringing a dire warning to sinners.” I could only stare at him, and sadly shake my head. “Seriously, […]
  • Sweet dreams

    Tara R.
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Dory pulled the back hem of her skirt up between her knees and tucked it into her waistband to form a pocket. Draping her oil-cloth gunny sack across her chest, she set the bag on her hip so she could […]
  • Industrial chic

    Tara R.
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    What has gone before… It’s curious what bits of memory don’t transfer well. Quentin, key fob in hand, wandered around the physicians’ parking lot looking for his car. Listening for the telltale “beep, beep,” he tried to remember what model […]
  • These go to eleven

    Tara R.
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    Live life out loud! That can be hard to do when your entire life has been spent trying to not be the center of attention. When you’ve kept to the shadows, not causing any problems, rarely speaking out, or taking […]
  • Just the facts, Ma’am

    Tara R.
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    What has gone before… When Abigail came too, she was lying on a couch in what she presumed was the coroner’s office. Vintage tools of the trade decorated the otherwise […]
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors—Recreating North Light

    rolandogomez
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    As Early As The Renaissance Era In the previous six articles about photography reflectors we’ve covered many topics, but now we’ll focus on using a reflector to create “north light.” No, you don’t have to point your reflector from a northern angle to your subject to gain this effect, but it helps to know the [...]
  • Lighting & Cameras, Paradigm Shifts In Photography

    rolandogomez
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s Happening Now, Don’t Get Left Behind In my last article, Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras, you became aware of how the Pacific Ocean drowned my Canon DSLR camera during one of my recent Maui photography workshops. If you read the entire article, thank you, and that means you found out that in my search for [...]
  • Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras

    rolandogomez
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    A New Paradigm Shift In Photography Back in April during our Maui photography workshop I did something a photographer should never do, I turned my back to the ocean while I adjusted my portable Hensel flash system for one of our photographers. Within seconds, the Pacific Ocean decided it would devour my Canon 5D Mark [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Kicker Lighting

    rolandogomez
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:03 am
    An Extra Punch of Light, Without The Harshness In the first five articles of photography reflectors we discussed size and shape, flash vs. reflectors, keeping it simple, use with LED lighting, plus their basics, fundamentals and myths. Now let’s look at another use of the photography reflector, that of supplemental lighting by making a reflector [...]
  • Typical Photography Questions

    rolandogomez
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    It’s About The End Result, But Do Your Research First My last five articles on reflectors are based on questions I’m often asked, so even though those photography articles on reflectors will continue, today I decided to write about the big picture questions. Like most professionals in any profession, I’m constantly bombarded with repetitive questions [...]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Photography in the Red Zone – Guest Article by Mel Mann

    website@rmsp.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:51 am
    It was my good fortune to get a roll of Kodak infrared film recently, giving me a chance to play around with this very different photography medium. In my mind I kept planning to have one of my digital bodies converted to IR but just never got around to it. Film gave me a way to experiment with little cost in time and money; a great opportunity which turned out to be a good motivator. Although the film was fairly old it had been handled carefully and I followed all the handling instructions my local lab manager gave me, resulting in about 50% of the images turning out pretty good. And by…
  • In Living Color: My Summer of Dragonflies – Guest Article by Steve Russell

    website@rmsp.com
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    My summer began with a chance photographic encounter with the “birth” of a dragonfly (the topic of my last blog) and is winding down with a concerted effort to capture dragonflies in flight. In between I’ve taken thousands of shots of dragonflies doing what they do: hunting bugs, eating, mating, perching, laying eggs and when I’m lucky hovering long enough to focus my camera. I now have three dependable, accessible wetland areas between Tacoma and Seattle to shoot. The summer has been warm here and the light plentiful, which brought the dragonflies out and created the conditions…
  • Using the Contact Sheet II Plug-in With Photoshop CC

    website@rmsp.com
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Photoshop CC includes only a single automated way of adding multiple images to a page: the Contact Sheet II plug-in. So to combine several photos on a page, most of the time you will use the same process described in my article about creating a poster with Photoshop. (See link here.)   Contact Sheet II arranges a folder or collection of photos on the page in a grid of rows and columns. You can control the order that the photos appear on the page by rearranging them in Bridge. The images all stay the same size and do not overlap one another.            …
  • Refining Masks in Photoshop

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Refining Selections The marching ants that represent selections have been around forever. But it doesn’t mean that they are the best tool for the job; it’s just all we have had until recently. Some years back Adobe gave us the Refine Edge tool. In addition to viewing the selection in a different way, it gives you a chance to modify selections as well. Very rarely do you create a perfect selection on the first go around. This new tool gives you ample opportunities to fine-tune the selection before you turn it into a mask. When you have any selection tool active, such as the Magic Wand or…
  • Printing Multiple Photos On A Page Using Lightroom 5

    website@rmsp.com
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In my previous posts, I’ve described how to prepare individual images and posters for printing with a photo lab. In this article I illustrate the steps you can take to arrange multiple photos on a single piece of paper. This technique works whether you are using your own inkjet printer or sending a file to a photo lab to produce the final result. Lightroom 5 provides three different ways to arrange multiple photos on a piece of paper: Single Image / Contact Sheet, Picture Package, and Custom Package. These are found in the Print Module under the Layout Styles panel. You can start…