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  • Nikon 20mm f1.8 review - a new ultra wide prime for Nikon DSLRs

    Camera Labs
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nikon's AF-S 20mm f1.8G is a new prime lens for the company's range of DSLRs. It's compatible with FX-format full-frame bodies on which it'll deliver ultra wide coverage, along with cropped-frame DX-format bodies, where the field id reduced to 30mm equivalent. The Nikon system is of course well-served for ultra-wide coverage with the superb 14-24mm f2.8 zoom, so the big question is how the new 20mm prime compares, slotting in the middle of the range and offering a brighter aperture, not to mention being smaller, lighter and cheaper. Find out in our Nikon 20mm f1.8G review!
  • How to Create a Unique Bokeh Portrait for Under $10

    Digital Photography School
    Nick Fancher
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This shot was lit with one light on the subject along with the Christmas lights. You can have a luxurious bokeh in any of your images for the low cost of $4.99. Yes, you heard me right, just $4.99. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, but you won’t believe me – Christmas lights. Just a single strand of Christmas lights and a couple of flash units are all you need to immerse your subject in full-blown bokeh bliss. This isn’t a double exposure or a Photoshop trick. It can all be done in camera in a single exposure. I bought a strand of cheap Christmas lights from the store,…
  • The Easy Way to Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

    Digital Photography School
    Alex Morrison
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve never heard about the creative use of brushes in Photoshop, this article is for you. If you already know about using brushes, you’ll be able to ramp up your creativity once you learn this easy skill – making your own brushes. What are Photoshop brushes and why you’d want to learn how to make your own? Photoshop brushes are tools that are mostly used just like regular paint brushes to add strokes of color to your images. Most often people will use them as part of their dodging and burning workflow. Some people also use them in digital painting. The built-in…
  • What!!! Sync my digital camera at 1/8000 of a second?

    Lighting Asylum
    Mark Behrens
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Just finished a fantastic workshop in the Sacramento area this weekend, we had a more intermediate to advanced group there so we tackled a couple of standard but difficult to many lighting scenarios. First off, we looked at how to overpower the sun and get great blue skies (not white blown out ones!) in the middle of the day. I know we all say we know how to do this, I say that it is another thing to actually do it! Second was how do we make the inside of a building go dark so we do not see the contents of the building while at the same time exposing the outside of the building and the…
  • Help yourself to a free portfolio sampler

    Tao of Photography
    Andy Ilachinski
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Sudden Stillness - Portfolio Sampler by Andy Ilachinski For those of you interested, and for this month only, I've made the iPad version of my current "portfolio sampler" completely free. If you have an iPhone or iPad, please feel free to download, enjoy (I hope), and pass on this "freebie" to anyone you think might be interested. It contains 16 portfolios in all (with shorter previews of a few others). Since photography is ultimately about sharing (one's aesthetic, travelogues, perhaps even a philosophy of life), my "epiphany" on the way home from work tonight, was simply, "So, why not…
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    In Focus

  • Scenes from Nepal

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:20 am
    Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, and a distinct and rich culture. Gathered here are scenes from around Nepal, of its landscape, its residents, and multiple Hindu festivals and traditions, gathered over the past few years. [32 photos] Mount Ama Dablam, which stands approximately 6,800 meters above sea level, behind Khumjung Village in Solukhumbu District, Nepal, on April 30, 2014. More than 4,000 climbers have reached the summit of Everest, the world's highest peak, since it was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and…
  • Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was announced, leading to protests in many cities across the U.S. In Ferguson, Missouri, where Officer Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown last August, demonstrations quickly turned violent, despite calls for peaceful protest from the Brown family and members of the community. Cars were smashed, stores looted, and at least a dozen buildings were set on fire, as a heavy police presence tried to establish order. Due to safety concerns including sporadic gunfire, firefighters were…
  • The Ship Breakers

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Modern steel-hulled ships are built to last for several decades at sea before repair becomes uneconomical. After their useful life is over, more than 90 percent of the world's ocean-going container ships end up on the shores of India, Pakistan, Indonesia, or Bangladesh, where labor is cheap, demand for steel is high, and environmental regulations are lax. The ships are driven right up onto shoreline lots set aside for ship breaking, then attacked by hammer and blowtorch until all usable material has been stripped away to be sold or recycled. The work is extremely difficult, and low-paid…
  • Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:03 am
    This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas tree in Rio de Janeiro, a plane crash in Chicago, protests in Mexico City, real-life Mario Kart races in Tokyo, a descent into a mysterious hole in northern Siberia, a blizzard in New York state, and much more. [35 photos] A vehicle, with a large chunk of snow on its top, drives along Route 20 after digging out after a massive snow fall in Lancaster, New York, on November 19, 2014. An autumn blizzard dumped a year's worth of snow in three days on Western New York state, where five…
  • Living in War-Torn Syria

    20 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil war. At the moment, Syrian government forces are fighting several rebel groups spread throughout the country, as well as ISIS, the militant group attempting to form a new state carved out of Syria and Iraq. The smaller rebel groups are fighting each other, and just about everyone in the region is fighting ISIS, assisted by airstrikes carried out by a U.S.-led coalition. Pockets of Damascus are stable enough for residents to carry on normal lives, while some distant rural villages have been…
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • 2014 Enthusiast Mirrorless Camera Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
    The enthusiast camera category is small, but mighty. These cameras offer more high-end features and controls than their consumer-level counterparts, many doubling as excellent video and still cameras. Expect fast burst rates, strong image quality, solid AF performance and in several cases, 4k video capture. Read our 2014 enthusiast mirrorless roundup and see how the cameras in this category compare
  • 2014 High-end Pocketable Compact Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Optical zooms with fast glass, the ability to capture in Raw, large sensors (compared to those in smartphones), and even EVFs are finding their way into this class of camera. And while they may lack the controls of bulkier enthusiast compacts, many of them offer comparable image quality in a sleeker package 2014 Enthusiast Pocketable Compact Roundup
  • 2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:15 pm
    There's a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup
  • Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014)

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    As a keen enthusiast photographer, which mirrorless camera should I buy?
  • 2014 Mid-range Mirrorless Roundup

    26 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    2014 saw the addition of numerous consumer-oriented mirrorless cameras, many borrowing high-end features from their enthusiast-level counterparts. These cameras make for excellent second cameras to a DSLR and great standalone cameras for anyone craving controls, good image quality and a compact size. Find out which we recommend in our 2014 Mid-level mirrorless roundup
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  • The Worldwide Photo Walk Leader Competition Winner Announced!

    Scott Kelby
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    This was another really tough one. In fact, I’d say this year’s Leader Competition had the best images submitted of any year yet, and that makes picking one winner a really tough decision. Really tough. I’m announcing the winning image, and three honorable mentions that were all in the running (and any one could have easily have been the winning image — it was that close!).THE WINNER Congratulations to our 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk Leader Competition, Israel Zapata from Spain. I just loved this shot — I love the sense of movement, the expression on the subjects face,…
  • Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

    Scott Kelby
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Traditionally this is a day  where families come together to eat a Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch football until we pass out. It’s just about a perfect day. Our offices are closed today for Thanksgiving, but I’ll be back here tomorrow with some insane deals on all our stuff in honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (known as Black Friday).In the meantime, please enjoy the stock image above…
  • Our Best Cyber Weekend Deals EVER Start Today (this is seriously big!)

    Scott Kelby
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    OK, our Cyber weekend deals start today, and yes it’s our best pricing of the year, hands down, on all sorts of stuff, but dig this…When you sign up for a KelbyOne Annual Membership deal during Cyber Weekend….You get the entire Google/Nik Software Collection included with your membership.That’s right — The entire Nik Collection (it’s usually $149 by itself) included with your membership bundle, and our membership prices are the lowest ever!The collection includes: Silver Efex Pro (the ultimate B&W conversion plug-in) Color Efex Pro (my personal favorite…
  • My 9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide

    Scott Kelby
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Welcome to my “9th Annual Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (yes, last year I brought the “Gonzo” back after a brief break because just calling it a “Holiday Gear Guide” lacked that certain, I dunno, “gonzoness.”) So, I now bring you the blog-version of my “Gonzo Holiday Gear Guide” (which appears in the current issue of Photoshop User magazine, seen above) whose light burns brighter than a thousand suns (insert dramatic pause here), featuring an unbridled collection of 100% absolutely necessary gear that there’s no way we can see clear to live another minute of our…
  • This Photographer Did Something I Just Love!

    Scott Kelby
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A few weeks ago, I posted a link to a very short video tutorial I did over on the new KelbyOne Blog on how to use a camera on a monopod, with a fisheye lens, and trigger it with a wireless remote (here’s the link) for a really unique overhead look (it’s a lot easier than you’d think).This week, a photographer named Konstantin Articus in Germany did something I so love — he took that monopod/fisheye lens idea that I showed for use in sports, and he took that idea and applied it to something completely different, and he got just wonderful results (see below).Thanks so…
 
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    ShootTokyo

  • Goshikinuma Lake

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

    Dave
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    The next stop was to Kitakata Sake Brewery.   I love Japanese Sake.  Its one of the really good things about Japan.  As we approached the brewery I saw this older man filling water bottles from the stream out from.  I asked him why it was doing that.   Apparently the water there is really good and it is the same spring water they brew the sake with. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The one thing that surprised me in Fukushima was no one was phased by the cameras.  People would look at them quickly but then just as…
  • Tea and Crafts

    Dave
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    After getting our fill of cats we headed over for some green tea and crafts.   We were speaking about the difference between Japan and other countries.  One of the things that really strikes me about Japan is how people focus on one thing looking for perfection.   At the tea house the owners entire focus is on tea and nothing else.  Making it perfect. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Noctilux 50mm f/0.95, Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR Perfect it was… I was surprised how calm people were with the cameras everywhere. I still wasn’t used to it… After the…
  • Neko Jinja

    Dave
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:14 pm
    After lunch we headed over to check out this little shop nearby that has a Neko Jinja (Cat Shrine) on the second floor… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Ricoh GR The crew… The Neko Jinja is an entire replicate of a shrine and all of the events that happen during festivals at it being acted out by cats… The detail they put into this was pretty amazing… Only in Japan…  Thanks for stopping by today!   The post Neko Jinja appeared first on ShootTokyo.
  • The Kanji Master

    Dave
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:18 pm
    After a great bowl of Ramen in Kitakata I stopped off to visit a Kanji Master and have him draw my son’s kanji.   I haven never been to a Kanji Master before so I didn’t know what to expect… Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Nocitlux 50mm f/0.95 and a Ricoh GR My smiley NHK Camera Man… He let me know he was going to write my son Kai’s kanji today and a few previous versions as the kanji evolved over time… The first kanji is Kai from 3,200 years ago.  It initially meant deep dark lake.   Later it migrated to ocean and ending on deep far…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Behind The Scenes: Floating Portrait Shoot – Brittany Bowen

    Nathaniel Chu
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:30 am
    Photo by Brittany Bowen Watch The Full Video You heard her talk about her creative portrait photography, now you get to see it in action. Brittany Bowen takes us behind the scenes and you get to see the steps it takes to create these dream-like photos in her floating portrait shoot. Brittany Bowen works full time at Google and is also the owner and operator of Brittany Bowen Photography. Her objective is to create something beautiful through conceptual storytelling and creative portraiture based off of daily inspirations. In addition to her creative series, Brittany also does weddings,…
  • Blog: Travel Photography (Day 1)

    Nathaniel Chu
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Travel Photography (Day 1) As an amateur photographer who is just getting his feet wet in this field, I was armed with a Nikon 1 V3 and a library of AYP photography tips. Then I was off to Asia to test my travel photography skills and, if all goes well, have fun while doing it. The 16 hour flight was grueling, and nothing says you’re thousands of miles from home quite like a steaming hot plate of an airplane meal. But if there were two things I could take from that experience it would be: 1) Always bring a neck pillow on long flights. 2) Don’t eat chili before flying. Despite the…
  • AYP Insider: Street Photography 101

    Lam Nguyen
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    AYP Insider: Street Photography 101 Being a good street photographer requires you to ignore some of your instincts as a human. Taking a good candid photo sometimes requires a level of bravery that is not instinctive for most. Snapping on the street and getting great images means doing things that will take you out of your comfort zone. As such, following these guidelines will help you. 1. Ask For Forgiveness, Not Permission Sometimes, asking for a shot guarantees that you’re not going to get it. Your subjects will know they’re being shot and will react accordingly. In the worst case,…
  • Creative Dream Photography Tips – Brittany Bowen

    Nathaniel Chu
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Creative Dream Photography Tips – Brittany Bowen Image by Brittany Bowen Watch The Full Video As much as we hope, not everyone is able to book professional models for their photo shoots. Brittany Bowen joins us on Advancing Your Photography to share her tips on getting regular people to feel comfortable with having their photos taken. She also shares her inspiration for her dream photography series and other helpful insights. Watch the full video for all of her tips. Key Points Let your subjects know it’s a collaborative effort Keep emotions relative to your composition…
  • AYP Archives: Unique Photography Techniques

    Nathaniel Chu
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    AYP Archives: Unique Photography Techniques Image by Michael Zagaris Watch The Full Video We bring you another video from the AYP archives. We were in San Francisco with Michael Zagaris, also known as the “Z-man”. Michael has shot some of the most amazing rock and roll photos in his career. He became the band photographer for the Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, and many other legends. Early in his career, he was known as a rock and roll insider who took photos of what was, not what was expected; as an insider today, he does the same thing for 21 century bands and artists.
 
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  • Thanksgiving Wishes, NILMDTS and One More "Thank You"

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:10 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. I went to bed last night trying to figure out what I wanted to post this morning. It's Thanksgiving Day, most companies are closed and hopefully most of you have the day off.  Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but as I've gotten older I've grown to be thankful for so many more things in my life. One of those "things" is all of you who have supported the growth of SCU and so many…
  • An Educational Opportunity with Joe McNally

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    Just click on the image and you'll be on Joe's site with access to several exciting promotions. Sadly, this time of year we're all feeling bombarded with "Black Friday" special offers, but every now and then, there's one that comes across my desk that's worth paying attention to. Here's the link to a holiday special with a very short window from Joe McNally and your ability to add "The Language of Light" volumes 1 & 2 to your collection of educational material.If you've ever taken one of Joe's classes then there's no reason for me to explain anything further. However, if you haven't, then…
  • Five Great Ways to Lose Customers!

    25 Nov 2014 | 5:59 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. © Andy Dean - Fotolia Wandering through the Internet looking for a great quote or two about the importance of Customer Service, I came across Desk.com and a list of "Five Annoying Customer Quotes" written by Allyson Stone. She's got a lot of good content on this site, so it's worth checking out some of her other material. Reading her five, I couldn't help but feel I found exactly what I needed,…
  • Photographers - Take Your Time Before You Invest in Studio Space

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    © Andy Dean - Fotolia It's Marketing Monday, plus we're doing a new episode today of "Mind Your Own Business."  Our guest is one of the leading educators in photography, Lori Nordstrom. I was reading the advice Lori gave new photographers on her SCU faculty page and found one of her points perfect to kick off this week's blog posts. She wrote:DON"T BE TOO EAGER FOR A STUDIO SPACE - So many photographers go through this whole idea of "I'll finally be 'for real' when I get a retail location!" Instead, really look at the value of what you have to offer right now!  Find your…
  • Coming Up Today At 4:00 EST - Great Advice to Help You Build a Stronger Business

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:48 am
    Just click the banner above! We're coming down to the wire on 2014 and a new year is just around the corner. That means every business is about to get a clean slate. You're going to have an opportunity to raise the bar on your products, services, presentation, customer service and just about anything else to do with your business.We're very excited about today's guest, Lori Nordstrom. A long time ago Lori created her own niche in education, built on a foundation of helping photographers with marketing and business support. Today's Google+ Hangout is going to focus on some of the best…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • 26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Creation Wars, Episode 1: “Internet Scissoring” Welcome to the premier episode! This is a weekly show featuring a really fun photography competition, represented by some great Masters from The Arcanum! This week we have Karen Hutton, Cap’n Ollie Dale, Jessica Lark, Martin Bailey, and A.D. Wheeler! Tell your friends outside The Arcanum to come support the show at http://www.patreon.com/thearcanum where for as little as $0.01 they can get access to special stuff like getting the show a week early, watching it LIVE, see Pre and Post Show PARTAYS, and more. The show is also…
  • Black Friday Sales for Fans and Photographers

    curtissimmons
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Save 35% on all Presets, Tutorials* and eBooks This Black Friday sales begins NOW and ends on Monday, December 1st All the cool kids are holding Black Friday sales so we thought we would join the fun! Stop by the Stuck in Customs store and save 35% on all Presets, Tutorials* and eBooks! No coupon code is required. We have a variety of different tools and learning resources perfect for any skill level, from amateurs to professionals. See you there! Hey what’s up with asterisk on the Tutorials? Well we JUST launched a brand new Textures tutorial a few days ago. We priced the tutorial and…
  • A Quiver Tree Stands Alone

    Trey Ratcliff
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Portrait Orientation and Composition There is a rule that is sometimes okay to break that you should not put the subject in the middle of your composition. Well, when you switch into Portrait-orientation, all those rules go right out the window! You’re fully allowed to plop things (like the tree below!) right plum in the middle of the frame. Daily Photo – A Quiver Tree Stands Alone These trees are unlike any other tree I've ever seen! They are spread all around many desert-y areas of Namibia, and they are often quite spread out from one another. Each one has a totally unique…
  • Over the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Overhead Panos This is a new thing I am going try to do more of — taking a series of photos while looking straight down then pasting them all together. Most of the cameras on these quadcopters are pretty good, but you can really amp up the resolution if you take a ton of photos and paste them together, like in the image below. Daily Photo – Over the Ghost Town of Kolmanskop Here's a very strange and confusing photo of one of the many abandoned buildings in Kolmanskop from above. The quadcopter was flying overhead and taking pictures straight down. This is a panorama that was…
  • In the Townships of Johannesburg

    Trey Ratcliff
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Curtis in Soweto It was fun hanging out with all the kids around here. I was with Curtis, and I took a photo of him that ended up being his profile photo. You can see it here! Daily Photo – In the Townships of Johannesburg We started our Africa trip in Johannesburg where we settled for a few days to prepare for several weeks in Namibia. While there, we decided to go to into Soweto to visit the townships one day. I didn't know much about them, and I was a little on-edge, but I was with a local guide and everything felt good there. And right after we arrived, we were pretty much…
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    Improve Photography

  • 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for a Budding Photographer

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. It’s that time of year again.  The stores are playing holiday music, trees are lit, decorations are going up, and visiting the local Wal-Mart requires protective gear and a bodyguard. For the budding photographer though, the holidays have a deeper, more special meaning, an importance unto itself, which most people could never understand ¾ the possibility of attaining more gear. All photographers know that their tools are expensive. As a complete inventory, it can be…
  • 5 Tips to Brilliant Photos

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. 5 tips on how to turn otherwise dead or lackluster photos into brilliant photos that come alive using luminosity principles from the masters. I know the feeling. You’re excited about being a photographer. You might even have dreams of being a professional. You just spent $1,500 on a camera and lens.  With anticipation of greatness, you go out shooting.  But the photos come out boring. They’re drab.  You’re embarrassed to tell anyone you spent $1,500 on gear to get…
  • Beginner’s Dilemma #1: Choosing First Camera

    Jeff Harmon
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Will you pin this? If the photography bug has bitten you and you want to get a little more serious about it, here is the camera to start with! The Answer Is… Getting straight to the point the answer of which camera you should buy as you begin your photography journey is frustrating – IT DEPENDS! Seriously.  A recommendation on which specific camera a beginner should buy is 100% not the same for everyone.  There are as many reasons to recommend a specific camera as…
  • Pilot’s License Required to Fly a Drone?

    Jeff Harmon
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. New regulations are being considered in the U.S. that would require a commercial pilot’s license, among other things, in order to fly a drone!       New FAA Regulations? According to an article from the Wall Street Journal (subscription required), the FAA may soon be proposing new regulations restricting the ability to fly an unmanned aerial vehicle, more commonly referred to as a drone, like the newest release from DJI called the Inspire 1. Here are the key…
  • Jim’s Icelandic Adventure [IP95]

    Darin Mellor
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim is fresh off the jetway from Iceland & ready to talk photography.  Darin sits down with Jim to discuss his recent adventure to Iceland with the Improve Photography Travel Group.  Audio recordings of interviews between Jim & some of his fellow photographers & travelers are attached at the end of this episode. What’s in this episode What it takes to plan & coordinate a trip to Iceland to meet up with fellow photo nerds. Items to consider taking &…
 
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  • Street Focus 10: Building 1 with Susan Rosenberg Jones

    Valerie
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    I am pleased to share with you a conversation with NYC photographer Susan Rosenberg Jones. I became aware of Susan's work through social media. I was really intrigued by her on-going project titled Building 1 where she photographs her neighbors candidly in their own apartments. The post Street Focus 10: Building 1 with Susan Rosenberg Jones appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 05: Camera Bag Talk with Peter Waisnor

    Rob
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Your Itinerary this week features my interview with Peter Waisnor. Peter is the Vice President of Tenba and he's been in the camera bag business for over ten years. Peter and I discuss the current trends in how photographers are packing their camera gear, and we look ahead to what changes are on the horizon. The post Your Itinerary 05: Camera Bag Talk with Peter Waisnor appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Apple 27″ iMac Retina 5K

    Doug
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    After a year of anticipation, Apple have finally announced its 27” iMac with Retina 5K Display. It took less than an hour for both Frederick and Doug to jump on in with both feet and place their orders. Now that the wrapping paper has faded, and they’ve had a few weeks of living with their new […] The post Apple 27″ iMac Retina 5K appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 387 – DJI Gets Inspired

    Bruce
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:36 pm
    DJI ups their drone game with the release of the next generation Inspire 1. Skypixel.com looks to be the 500px of Aerial photos. Plus Kiera Knightly says digital shooters aren't as connected to their subjects as film shooters. The post TWiP 387 – DJI Gets Inspired appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 09: Streets of the World – NYC with James Maher

    Valerie
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In this Street Of the World segment of Street Focus, I am taking you to New York City. My good friend, street photographer and native New Yorker, James Maher, will be your guide for this adventure! The post Street Focus 09: Streets of the World – NYC with James Maher appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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  • Nick’s Photography Tips: How to photograph the Thanksgiving dinner table

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:02 pm
        If you are so inclined to shoot the Everyone Around the Thanksgiving Table photo this Thanksgiving, here are a few tips you may find helpful: Turn off your flash. This is mandatory. If you don’t, the folks close to you will be overexposed, and everyone at the far end of the table will be in relative darkness. Turn off the flash. Turn up your ISO. The room is probably going to be dimly lit, and turning up your ISO sensitivity will help you use a faster shutter speed. But faster is a relative term here. You... (read more)
  • Sigma Q&A with Kazuto Yamaki: Why no Micro Four Thirds lenses, and is a full-frame Foveon feasible?

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
      Kazuto Yamaki Chief Executive Officer, Sigma Corp. Finally, another of my interviews from Photokina sees the light of day! Profuse apologies to all our readers that we're only just now getting another of my interviews published from the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, back in mid-September. Things are always hectic here at IR, especially in the Fall when new models are announced and become available for testing, but this year has been particularly so, for myself especially. Between the flood of new models... (read more)
  • Sony A7 II announced in the US market, complete with price and availability

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:48 pm
        A week ago, Sony Japan gave us a surprise announcement with the unveiling of the Sony A7 II, a full-frame compact system camera that improved upon its earlier A7 mirrorless with a groundbreaking five-axis sensor shift stabilization system, an improved, more durable design and plenty more besides. What we didn't know at the time was what the company planned for the US market: Although some other markets provided pricing and availability info, there was no comment on either topic for the camera here in the States. Until now, that... (read more)
  • Forget your GoPro—VSN.Mobil’s V.360 camera will shoot immersive 360-degree video of the action!

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:24 pm
        Last July, you may remember, we told you about a new entry in the 360-degree video market, Florida-based VSN.Mobil. The company's first imaging product is the V.360, an unusual camera that uses contoured mirrors to capture a 360-degree view of the world around it. Now, that product has officially hit the market with an even lower pricetag than was first predicted, and immediately availability from IR affiliate Amazon.com. Since no stitching is required, every still image or frame of video shot by the VSN V.360 is captured in one... (read more)
  • Nick’s Photography Tips: This holiday season, find the groups within the groups

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
        Some things are so painfully obvious they need to be said out loud. That’s another way of saying "here’s how my brain doesn’t work when I get excited". When you shoot a group shot, you’re the star of the show. You’re in charge. And as silly as it sounds, even when I’m arranging the crowd at the family reunion, I get some butterflies in my stomach. That’s a little pathetic, but I’ve come to deal with it. The problem is that my thinking goes a little cloudy, and I often don’t take complete advantage of all of those people...
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 27 November 2014, Thanksgiving Day

    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Adorama Adorama is now offering free expedited shipping (1-3 days) on orders over $49 !!! Most items qualify. Adorama's Nikon DSLR Deals. Adorama's Nikon Mirrorless Deals. Adorama's Nikon P&S Deals. Nikon Coolpix S31 Waterproof & Shockproof Camera just $69.95 (Regular $86.95, refurbished. Nikon D3100 with 18-55 VR for $329.95 with free shipping. (refurbished) Nikon D3300 for $496.95 with 18-55 VR II and free shipping Nikon D7100 for $819.95 (refurbished)   Adorama's Canon DSLR Deals. Adorama's Canon Lens Deals. Canon's best lenses on sale Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM just…
  • 26 November 2014, Wednesday

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Sony A7II. 24MP stabilized full-frame mirrorless.   Fuji X100T Fuji X100T. My X100T is going to be here next week, and I'll let you know what I think. Right now, I think it's going to be awesome!   BLACK FRIDAY The best deals are always online. No way will I be out like some idiot waiting in line at retail. Most of my shopping is already done and I'm going to be enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend with my family exploring, shooting and riding bikes and doing what I want to do — not stuck in a parking lot looking for parking. My time is actually worth something, and I'm…
  • 24 November 2014, Monday

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: How to develop color slide film at home. Times Square at dusk. Nikon F100, Nikon 20/2.8D, Fuji Velvia. bigger. Many thanks to my friend Dr. Tony Santo for sharing this. Personally I mail my E-6, C-41 and B&W to North Coast Photo, and for our do-it-yourselfers, Dr. Santo has finally done all the research and shared it with us. You can get all the Jobo gear you need at eBay. How to Shoot Film. Why We Love Film. Film versus Digital, which just like the age-old rock versus disco dilemma, really depends on your own personal taste. You have to ask yourself what you want to do with your…
  • 22 November 2014, Saturday

    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S Review. A fantastically good lens, but much bigger and heavier than zooms.  
  • 21 November 2014, Friday

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL: Tascam DR-44WL 4-Channel Portable Recorder with Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones: $299.99 + free 2-day shipping. DEAL: Tascam DR-22WL 2-Channel Portable Recorder with Audio-Technica ATH-M30x Headphones: $169.00 + free 2-day shipping.  
 
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    Joe Philipson

  • Crosses of Gaspé

    Joe Philipson
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I made these photos while biking along the the St. Lawrence River towards the Gaspé Peninsula in Ontario, Canada. As of 2011, there are 5,766,750 people who identify as Catholic. This number is down 2.9% from 2001. In fact, All religious affiliation of any sort is dwindling down world wide. It’s as if globalization has made it easier to communicate, and identify with different people. Maybe realizing that we’re all not that different after all, and maybe what we believe isn’t universal truth. I digress. The heavy influence of Catholicism on the culture of Quebec can be…
  • Halloween at Washington Square Park

    Joe Philipson
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I had just finished my day of interning at Steve McCurry’s studios… oh right, didn’t I mention? I got an internship for Steve McCurry’s place, now I’m living in NYC for the next few months. (Another post for another day.) I was on my way to REI after work, I popped out of the subway and the costumed kids and parents were already parading around. I made a ton of pictures there at Washington Square Park and around the subway.      
  • 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
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    Strobist

  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

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

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

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

  • 27 November, 2014 - 25% Off entire Video Catalog

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
     Lu-La's Black Friday Sale is now on! Get 25% Off our entire Video Catalog until midnight Sunday, November 30. Use this coupon code at checkout: 25pcOFF_LL-BF ...
  • 26 November, 2014 - Luminous-Endowment Grant Winners Announced and More

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
      For our US readers, Happy Thanksgiving.  We wish you a great Holiday and we hope you enjoy a lot of turkey and time with your family as well as some good ole US football.   So much is happening at LuLa these days.  We’re busy working on a lot of projects and on  new interesting articles and reviews as well as videos.  Today though we want to share some special news. As you hopefully are aware Michael Reichmann the founder of Luminous-Landscape started earlier this year the Luminous-Endowment.  This is a program to help fund photographers that are…
  • 25 November, 2014 - Yellowstone In The Winter

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:31 pm
      In the last week just about all parts of North America received a very early preview of winter.  In Buffalo they received nearly 6 feet of snow.  And that is before Thanksgiving.  So, in honor of a cold winter ahead we present Nigel Turner’s article on Yellowstone In The Winter.  Nigel who shared an article Symphony In Stone takes us deep into Yellowstone during the coldest part of winter.  Enjoy some beautiful photography and remember just because it is cold out doesn't mean your cameras need to gather dust sitting on the shelf. ...
  • 24 November, 2014 - Samsung NX-1 First Impressions

    23 Nov 2014 | 4:52 pm
      It’s been an exciting week at LuLa.  All the cool new products that were announced at Photokina are finally shipping and arriving at our doorstep for testing and reviews.  Every Photokina has its surprises and this Photokina the buzz was all about the Samsung NX-1.  The specs of the NX-1 were certainly impressive.  Of course we were skeptics as the camera was made by Samsung, a relatively new player in the camera field.  So, does the NX-1 live up to its specs?  Read Michael Reichmann’s Samsung NX-1 First Impressions article to see. ...
  • 23 November, 2014 - Antarctica 2015 Trip Winner Announced

    23 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
      Earlier this year Luminous-Landscape announced a special promo for our video subscription services.  The offer was that if you purchased an annual subscription to our videos we would enter your name for a chance to win an all expense paid trip to our 2015 Antarctica Workshop Trip.  We are happy to today to announce the winner of this trip, Michele Sons from Roanoke, Virginia USA. ...
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    Michael Johnston
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    Separatists (pilgrims) signing the Mayflower Compact, 1620 Just a brief word of thanks to you. I appreciate you coming by my little corner of the Web from time to time. I'm grateful for your interest in our shared pastime and passion. To everyone who is celebrating the holiday today, happy Thanksgiving. Today is a day to turn the usual human impulse around...instead of thinking about what's wrong in the world or our lives, to think about what's right; instead of thinking about the things we don't have, to think about all the things we do; instead of taking our advantages…
  • Shooting for Story Sequences

    Michael Johnston
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:42 am
    I wanted to discuss a few issues concerning shooting story sequences. The concept is the classic "photo essay," a story told in pictures and (often, but not always) words. I'm going to use my "Flight Sequence," which was shot casually, inspired by the spectacular light of a storm edge, as the example. I hope the general principles of the issues I'll talk about will be applicable to other photo essays as well. Some of our readers are, or have been, working photojournalists, so they know a lot more about the subject than I do. I have long identified myself as a…
  • Sony A7II Newly Available for Pre-Order

    Michael Johnston
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    I guess the title says it...body only ($1,698) or with the FE 28–70mm kit zoom ($1,998, shown). Also available for pre-order is the new 70–300mm ƒ/4.5–5.6 G SSM II lens. 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: No featured comments yet—please check back soon!
  • Leicabashing

    Michael Johnston
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    A comment to the "Flight Sequence" post (I've removed it, to avoid embarrassment to the writer, who is a regular contributor to the Comments section) reminded me that I don't like bashing. Meaning, reflexive, unreflective comments against groups of people—whether it's women, or people who dress a certain way, or people with non-majority sexual preferences, or racial or ethnic groups, or professions (lawyer jokes, anyone?), whatever...the list goes on. I should add a proscription against that to the Comment Guidelines, I suppose. Bashing is sometimes a habit, done…
  • Flight Sequence

    Michael Johnston
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    (For S.) Here's a short documentary sequence of part of my day yesterday: My life sure has changed recently. I feel like I've emerged from a comfortable but close and constrained cave to a breeze of fragrant fresh air and a vast fantastic vista lit by brilliant high sun; being in love will have that effect on you—but knowing that in your head and actually experiencing it in the moment are two utterly different things, of altogether different worlds. That's a wordy way of saying I had a wonderful trip. I got home to altogether too much reality: perfectly timed for the start of…
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    Nikonians News

  • Black Friday Offerings from Think Tank Photo

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    Happy Holidays from the founders, moderators and staff at Nikonians.org. Our traditional Nikonians PhotoProShop gift giving list has grown each year and for 2014 we have new items for your friends, family (and even yourself).
  • Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp

    18 Nov 2014 | 1:33 am
    Adobe released recently a number of updates for Photoshop CC,including the new Perspective Warp feature. This is a tool that allows you to modify the perspective of elements within a picture while not impacting other parts of the picture. A common situation where this presents itself is in architectural photography where a building needs perspective correction. In this article from his Digital Tidbits series, Mike Hagen will show you how to correct the perspective of your photo in 9 simple steps.
  • National Parks photo adventures added

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Nikonians Academy instructor Michael Mariant has a brand new 2015 schedule taking you to America's National Parks.   Michael is based on California's Central Coast where for over 20 years he has explored the diverse Western States, from the mountains of the High Sierra to the plateaus of the Great Basin and the deserts to the south, capturing the stunning landscape in traditional black and white fine art prints.
  • September Contest Congrats

    11 Nov 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Nikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the September Contests.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • RICOH IMAGING Launches Online Community for PENTAX and RICOH Advocates, Photo Enthusiasts.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Tweet New forum provides online community for users to discuss gear, tips and opportunities to win RICOH and PENTAX products Denver, Colorado November 26, 2014 RICOH IMAGING AMERICAS CORPORATION is pleased to announce the launch of the new RICOH Engagement Forum. The new forum provides a channel for photo enthusiasts to discuss RICOH and PENTAX related topics and exchange ideas. Launched earlier this month, the RICOH Engagement Forum becomes the definitive online environment to discuss everything and anything RICOH and PENTAX. Ricoh Engagement Forum offers a number of categories. News and…
  • The Future of Digital Imaging Is Here — VSN Mobil Releases 360-Degree HD Video Camera

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Tweet FORT LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwired – November 25, 2014) – Now, every angle is the perfect angle. The highly anticipated V.360°™ camera from VSN Mobil begins shipping today. The V.360° is the first device to capture 360 degrees of video or still images with a 4K/16 Megapixel imager in full 1080p high definition. Whether hurtling down a ski slope, snorkeling, in a business meeting, at a wedding or on a jungle safari, the V.360° camera can capture the experience from every angle at once and let others feel like they are right in the middle of the action. V.360°…
  • ISTABILIZER ANNOUNCES BLACK FRIDAY DEALS UP TO 80% OFF FOR ESSENTIAL SMARTPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY GIFT

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    Tweet Flexible Tripod, Mount, & 360 Degree Lens Priced from $4.95 – $9.95 Fantastic Gift for Photographers — All Three Products for $24.85 Discounts Start Black Friday, November 28 to Cyber Monday, December 1, 2014 at iStabilizer.com – No Coupon Needed November 24, 2014, Park City, UT – iStabilizer™ www.istabilizer.com, the leader in universal lightweight compact tripods, steady cams, dollies, mounts, and remotes for smartphones, tablets, and digital/action cameras, announced today Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals of up to 80% off on their most popular essential gifts for…
  • Adobe Announces Lightroom 5.7 and Camera Raw 8.7

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    Tweet Adobe today announces the availability of Lightroom 5.7, Adobe Camera Raw 8.7 and DNG Converter 8.7 as final releases onAdobe.comand through the update mechanism in Photoshop CC and Photoshop CS6. This release corrects issues reported in earlier versions of Lightroom 5 and Camera Raw 8. In addition, raw file format support is added for 24 new cameras including the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Nikon D750, and Sony ILCE-5100. Specifically for Lightroom 5.7, new features include an importer tool for customers migrating from Aperture and iPhoto, as well as the ability to view comments and feedback…
  • First Hasselblad Camera used in Space sold for $275,000

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Tweet BOSTON, MA – (November 13, 14) The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens carried into orbit onboard Mercury-Atlas 8, and again on Mercury-Atlas9 missions sold for $275,000 on Thursday according to Massachusetts-based RR Auction. Wally Schirra reportedly purchased the Hasselblad 500c camera at a Houston photo supply shop in 1962, and brought it back to NASA for mission use preparation. The modifications that were made by the United States Air Force camera laboratory in conjunction with Wally Schirra and fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper included the installation of a 100-exposure…
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    Photofocus

  • I Am Thankful

    Brian Matiash
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:59 pm
    At first blush, the cynic in me questions why there has to be a singular day where Americans acutely focus a laser-like concentrated beam on being thankful. Why do we have a federal holiday devoted to expressing thanks? Isn’t one of the hallmarks of being a genuinely humble person to be thankful every day? Maybe so. But then the optimist in me comes out and asks, “What’s so wrong about spending a day with loved ones to be jovial and take stock of not only what we have but, more importantly, why we have it and why we’re thankful for it all? I am really thankful…
  • Gordon Parks | A Photographer You Should Know

    Richard Harrington
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can’t walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they’re really – the important people are the people he photographs. — Gordon Parks Gordon Parks spent much of his career as a photographer for Life Magazine.  His subjects included everything from sports and Broadway to poverty, and racial segregation.  He is one of the most respected and provocative photo journalists who’s images documented some of the most challenging times in…
  • Lessons From a Filmmaker

    Levi Sim
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The simplest thing you can do to make your photography better is to work with other photographers, and working with Mason Johnson has certainly opened my eyes to ideas that continue to tickle my brain and stir my creativity. Mason is a filmmaker and producer and head of Klepticenter Productions based in Utah. I’ve worked with Mason on commercials and events, and he’s got a few ideas, both technical and creative, that I think will help you with your work. Technical Tips Your camera is probably capable of making videos, and so is Photoshop, and it’s high time you learned at…
  • Matt Kloskowski & Mark Morrow| Photofocus Podcast 11/25/14

    Richard Harrington
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This week’s podcast interviews photographers Mark Morrow and Matt Kloskowski.  Mark is a landscape photographer and writer for Photofocus.  Matt is the newly appointed VP of Photography at onOne and you may know him from his many books and workshops. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Mark Morrow   Mark Morrow is an active professional photographer based in Roanoke, Virginia, currently specializing in real estate, fine art landscape and architectural projects. Always an avid student of the craft, he enjoys sharing insight…
  • A Few Reasons to Switch to Photoshop from Lightroom

    Vanelli
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    On Halloween a friend of mine asked if I could take a few photos of her son Jet in his Power Ranger costume after school. They showed up at 2:30 pm on a bright Florida afternoon, the death time for most photographs. She comment, “These don’t have to be professional shots, I just want a few in his costume“. I thought to myself, who is she going to show these images to and when they asked who took them, she will say Vanelli. BAM, there goes my reputation. If I’m going to take a photo, I have to make sure it’s the best photo I can possible capture. With the harsh…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Marius Eschweiler: Introducing Printing Service from #LeicaFotopark

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:43 am
    Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! Marius Eschweiler, Head of Imaging Services at Leica Camera, gives us an insider’s look at the creation of Fotopark and details its Print services. Q: Marius, what is your title and your relationship to [...]
  • François Fontaine: Photograms of a Dream-Like Paris with the Leica X Vario, Part 1

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Explore Paris with photographer François Fontaine, born in Paris in 1968 and equipped here with a Leica X Vario for a joint commission on the part of Starwood Luxury Collection and Leica Camera. On this visual tour, we shall journey through famous gardens and museums, but also little-known, offbeat Parisian spots, photographed in ways that [...]
  • #DasPlaetzchen: Holiday Cookie Contest

    Leica Internet Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Get out the sugar, flour, and baking supplies, we’re bringing back our Holiday Cookie Contest and have some new things in store! The idea behind this competition comes from the German tradition of spending time in the kitchen during the holiday season baking up “plaetzchen,” sweet cookies that come in all shapes and colors. The [...]
  • #LeicaFotopark: Rutger Pauw is Here, Where are You?

    Leica Internet Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here, they share their thoughts and impressions. Rutger Pauw grew up around Rotterdam in [...]
  • Ryoma Kashiwagi: An Artist’s View of Le Mans

    Leica Internet Team
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    Fascinated with photography and motor racing at a very young age, Ryoma Kashiwagi spent a dozen years as a successful photojournalist covering the Middle East before finding his true calling as a fine art fashion photographer. Here he shares the fascinating story of how he came to create “Le Mans Classic 2014,” a work that may [...]
 
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

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

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

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

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

  • Major Mega Post with 20+ Black Friday Photo/Video Gear Deals!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    We’ve gathered an amazing group of “Black Friday” specials for you guys and gals! Many of these have started now, and we even have more that will be announced on Friday and a couple for “Cyber Monday” too! These deals are fleeting but significant for many of you. After all saving money on photo and video gear doesn’t happen every day of the year! If you’re looking for Christmas presents for me, just pick anything from the sales below and have it sent to my house please! SUPPORT planet5D Please also remember… if you would like to support planet5D…
  • Masters in Motion Heading To Texas in December: Get There If You Can

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    A Zoolander-level (“Ridiculously good-looking”) agenda and set of A-list presenters at Masters in Motion – a three day event for filmmakers coming up in just two weeks — promises inspiration, learning and collaboration pretty well guaranteed to up your game. If only we lived closer to Texas! Some of us at planet5D know and/or have attended workshops with Shane Hurlbut and Alex Buono, two of the stellar presenters at Masters in Motion (Shane is a renowned DP with Hollywood credits like TERMINATOR SALVATION and NEED FOR SPEED; Alex is the epitome of grace-under-pressure as DP of the…
  • Kickstarter Staff Pick Lumera Brings WiFi and Social to the Rest of Us

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Pack-of-cigarettes-sized, open source hardware add-on Lumera allows instantaneous transmission of your DSLR and mirrorless shots to social networks; offload to USB drive; and remote control of your camera via smartphone app. For those of us with older-school cameras (read: no integrated WiFi), there is hope. Lumera is an open source hardware and software solution that knits together Bluetooth, WiFi and your smartphone to create a smart, social camera. Want to upload shots you’ve just taken immediately to online social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Twitter – or something like Dropbox?
  • New Sony Sensor: 21 Stops of Dynamic Range at Base ISO of 5120

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    THIS is what innovation looks like, and Sony’s leading the charge. Do you REALLY want to complain that Sony is already releasing a Mark II version of the A7? Get real. Sony has been innovating, continuously improving and putting itself on the line in the marketplace at a torrid pace over the last several years, and we are richer for it. This is what kaizen is all about, a term first popularized in the U.S. with the Toyota Production System during a period which saw Toyota rise to dominance in the auto industry. The irony, of course, is that the process originated with American engineer and…
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 Firmware Update for December Confirmed – Will It Include V-Log?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    When Matthew Allard ACS recently reported on NewsShooter that he had seen the V-Log profile in operation on a Japanese photographer’s Panasonic Lumix GH4 at Inter BEE hopes were raised that V-Log would make it into the popular hybrid camera’s December 2014 firmware update. Allard then amended his post to report that a Panasonic spokesperson said that V-Log will not be in the December firmware releases and that “they are just testing it”. So what is V-Log and why was Allard and many other GH4 owners – yours truly included – so excited at the prospect that it may arrive in a future…
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  • Yahoo acquires photo startup Cooliris

    Paul Worthington
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Photo service Cooliris announced it was acquired by Yahoo. The company was founded in 2006, with a simulated 3D wall for displaying and browsing photos online. It recently launched an app to look at photos across multiple online sites, and the BeamIt messaging tool. The buy is more of an acqui-hire according to the Yahoo announcement […]
  • Business Success: How to blog when you’ve no idea what to say

    Admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Having a blog on your business’ website can be a great way to attract, inform, and interact with customers. However, a blog either has consistent new content — or it is among the living dead, and despite the popularity of a certain TV show, will repel, not attract, your customers. So how do you keep […]
  • PMA honors Kirk Sidley with 2015 Hall of Fame Award

    Jennifer Kruger
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Join with us in congratulating our friend Kirk Sidley, owner of Picture Perfect in Portland, Ore., who is the recipient of the 2015 PMA Hall of Fame Award, PMA’s highest honor. Kirk will be recognized at the PMA 2015 Conferences, January 5, 2015, at Bally’s Las Vegas. The PMA Conferences will immediately precede the Digital […]
  • MMIE goes on holiday hiatus until January

    Jennifer Kruger
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    This week begins the annual holiday hiatus for the McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange. We wish you a wonderful, healthy and prosperous holiday season. Be sure to look for the return of the MMIE in January!
  • On the PMA Podcast: Measuring image quality with Daniel Grotta

    Paul Worthington
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    For more than a decade, Daniel Grotta and Sally Wiener Grotta of Digital Benchmarks have reviewed and rated digital cameras. But what are the benchmarks for photography today? The Grottas tracked the various quality metrics for cameras for years — and Daniel finds the primary consideration for most people nowadays is simply how quickly can […]
 
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Sony Officially Announces the Alpha 7 Mark II in the US

    William Chambers
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:01 am
    Last week we wrote about Sony's quiet launch of their new Alpha series ILC, the A7 Mark II. Today, they have officially released the camera into the US market. Since we know all about the camera already, the only additional information this announcement offers is the US pricing and availability of the A7 Mark II, along with details about three new A-mount lenses.The new lenses include the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G SSMII telephoto zoom lens, the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSMII, and the Vario-Sonnar T* 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA. More details on these lenses can be found in the official press release…
  • Sony Quietly Releases the New Alpha 7 Mark II

    William Chambers
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:08 am
    Yesterday, Sony Electronics quietly released information about an all new full-frame Alpha series ILC, the a7 Mark II. Sporting very similar specifications to the a7, including the same 24.3-megapixel full-frame Exmor CMOS image sensor, Fast Hybrid AF system, and 3.0-inch tilting display, the Mark II adds support for Sony's newer XAVC-S video codec, an all new 5-axis in-body image stabilization system (compensates for up 4.5 stops), improved shooting and AF performance over its predecessor, and a few design tweaks. For more product images and/or information on specifications, check out our…
  • Adobe Lightroom 5.7 Update Released

    William Chambers
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Adobe has just released Version 5.7 of their popular photo editing software, Photoshop Lightroom. You can download this update directly, or via the upgrade option within earlier Lightroom versions. Version 5.7 includes additional RAW camera file support, new lens profiles, and corrects some bugs reported with earlier versions.  Camera Rumors notes that v5.7 adds support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, PowerShot G7 X, and PowerShot SX60 HS, along with four Canon EF mount lenses from Zeiss, Sigma, and Tokina. Below are the update notes from Adobe:Upgrade NotesTo update your Lightroom 1,…
  • Save Some Coin with Sony's Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

    William Chambers
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:50 pm
    If you're looking to get a new Sony camera, this post is for you. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Sony will be running some awesome sales on several of their camera lines, including their Alpha products. They noted that these deals will be available though all of their authorized Sony dealers, including Amazon, B&H Photo, etc. Below is a list of some of the deals you can expect to see. Click the links to view current pricing at Amazon, but remember the sale doesn't start until the 28th! Sony a5000          Sony a5000 kit w/ 16-50mm…
  • Just Published: Our Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 Review

    William Chambers
    12 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    On Monday, we posted an early look at the E-PL7's sample photos. We've now completed our full, hands on review. The latest model in the Digital PEN lineup, the E-PL7 is a compact mirrorless ILC that uses Olympus' Micro Four Thirds lens mount system, and borrows many of its high-end features from their more expensive OM-D line. These include a powerful 16-megapixel 4/3 Live MOS image sensor, the TruePic VII image processor, and an in-body 3-axis image stabilization system to name a few. To learn all about this stylish new ILC, see our in-depth Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 digital camera…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Daily Edit – Modern Farmer

    Heidi Volpe
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:49 am
    Art Director: Sarah Gephart, MGMT. design Photography Directors: Luise Stauss and Ayanna Quint, Stauss & Quint Photographers: Richard Bailey, Henk Wildschut, Grant Cornett, Daniel Shea, Lauren Fleishman, Tom Schierlitz, Rush Jagoe, Alexi Hobbs, Cedric Angeles How long has your studio been in business; aside from Modern Farmer, who are some of your other clients?  LS&AQ: We started our studio Stauss & Quint at the beginning of this year and work with design firms, book publishers, online magazines and custom publications. Some of our clients include Pentagram, Ten…
  • Richard Renaldi Interview

    Jonathan Blaustein
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: I wanted to start out talking to you about Chicago, because you’re from there, and I know very little about the place. But the more looked at your website, I wonder if you belong anywhere? Do you live out of a suitcase? Richard Renaldi: No. You were looking at the Hotel Room pictures, I imagine. And maybe some of the “Crossing” project. I do travel a lot, but that project, (The Hotel Room portraits,) is 16 years worth of travel. Some of it has been for work, and my partner and I are definitely travelers, not tourists, so we like to do some adventuring.
  • This Week In Photography Books: John Gossage

    Jonathan Blaustein
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein When I was young, a school year felt like a decade. Time moved like blue children’s goop, as it slithers out of its container. (Slurp, slurp, slide a millimeter, slurp, slurp.) I’m well aware that this idea is far from new. That time moves more quickly as we age. I know it. You know it. So why do I mention it now? Because it will be Thanksgiving next week. We’ve already had snow here, and it’s dipped below 0 at night. Honestly, I’m not sure how this happened. Summer feels like it was just here; the moisture residue on the window pane, after…
  • Art Producers Speak: Jennifer Whalen

    Suzanne Sease
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 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 Jennifer Whalen because I saw an old soul within an emerging talent. Jennifer has the eye, the skill and the production chops of a much more experienced shooter but has the fresh approach of someone seeing things…
  • Photographers’ Rep Julian Richards on Why He Abruptly Quit the Business

    A Photo Editor
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    PDN: What kinds of changes to the industry had the biggest impact on your work as an agent? JR: Before I answer, I should say that the governing principles remain the same. It’s a timeless dynamic, going door-to-door flogging stuff. There’s all sorts of nuance, but it only takes one bout of sitting in an advertising agency’s reception area surrounded by portfolios—waiting for the assistant art buyer to totter out and escort you to a conference room—to allay any doubt that there’s something fundamentally Willy Loman about the whole gig. That hasn’t changed. Nor…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Topaz Labs Black Friday special

    [NR] admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:25 pm
    From November 28th through December 1st, TopazLabs are offering their entire Photography Collection (all 15 products) for $249.99 (reg $429.99) with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2014. For more information, click here. The TopazLabs Photography Collection includes the following products: Related posts: Black Friday deals are back: Nikon D300 for $1,365.95 plus cheap memory cards Black Friday deals First wave of Nikon Black Friday deals
  • Nikon Black Friday deals *UPDATED*

    [NR] admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Those are the Nikon related deals I was able to collect as of today (some of them have been ongoing for few days already): → Nikon D3300 for $496.95 ($150 off) → New: Nikon D3300 with 18-55mm lens (refurbished) and free Adobe Lightroom 5 for $379.99 → Nikon D5200 with 18-140mm lens for $796.95 ($400 off) → Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm lens for $996.95 ($300 off) → New: Nikon D7000 for $549.95 ($350 off), Nikon D7000 with 18-55mm lens for $649.95 ($300 off), Nikon D7000 with 2 lenses and free accessories for $796.95. → Nikon D7100 (grey market) for $775.76 → Nikon D610…
  • Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens video and photo samples

    [NR] admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 pm
    We have already seen some video footage taken with the rare Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fisheye lens which over the years has been listed on eBay with price tags ranging from $27k to $99k. Before listing their lens on eBay, the folks from the Danish store Photografica also took some sample video footage with the 220° angel of view lens: Here is a sample photo taken with the lens: More information on the lens can be found here. See all Nikon 6mm Fisheye Lens listings on eBay. Photografica Via Petapixel Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way…
  • The latest Nikon patents

    [NR] admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
        Nikon filed a patent for tracking moving objects without looking at the viewfinder - the camera will lock on the moving object and provide feedback to the photographer with a vibrating shutter button. Nikon filed a patent for changing the depth of each RGB pixel in order to optimize the spectral sensitivity characteristics. Nikon patented a lens barrel that can pan and rotate in oder to take landscape, portrait and panorama pictures. Nikon 200mm f/4 lens patent Nikon 85mm f/2.8 lens patent Nikon patented an OLPF (optical low pass filter) optimized for different shooting distances.
  • Another $100 price drop on the Nikon Coolpix A, refurbished D610 now $1,439.95

    [NR] admin
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The price of the Nikon Coolpix A camera dropped another $100 to $599 at B&H, Adorama and Amazon (you can also take an additional $25 off at Amazon with this offer). The camera was $699 three weeks ago. Update - B&H is now also offering free SanDisk 16GB Extreme SDHC Memory Card and Pearstone Onyx 250 camera pouch. The price of a refurbished Nikon D610 camera is now $1,439.95 (compare to $1,199.99 for a grey market and $1,596.95 for a new D610). The Nikon instant rebates were extended without any changes to the lens selection. More Black Friday deals and ongoing rebates are…
 
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    Canon Rumors

  • Deals of the Day: EF 24-105 f/4L IS & EOS 5D Mark III Body

    Canon Rumors
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    These 3 deals on ebay are good until 11:59PM ET on November 27, 2014 or until stock has been depleted, whichever comes first. This is probably the least expensive I have seen the 5D Mark III body and the T5i kits brand new with large stock levels. Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS $599 (Reg $1199) via Adorama (99.6% approval) Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2399 (Reg $3199 after MIR) via BigValueInc (99.2% approval) Canon EOS 5D Mark III $2399 (Reg $3199 after MIR) via AllNewShop (99.4% approval) Canon EOS Rebel T5i w/18-55 IS STM $499 (Reg $649) via Blutek (99.3% approval) B&H Photo has deals on Sandisk…
  • Sigma 24-105 f/4 DG OS ART Production on Hold?

    Canon Rumors
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    We’re told by a Canon Rumors reader that Sigma has stated that production of the 24-105 f/4 DG OS ART series lens is on indefinite hold for all mounts. Good afternoon, Unfortunately, production of the 24-105mm has been halted in all mounts.  It was originally supposed to be released for Sony this month, but now production is on an indefinite hold.  I will save your e-mail address and get back to you when we know more. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day! Best regards, *Name Removed* *Position Removed* Sigma Corp of America We hope to hear why production has…
  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Sample Images

    Canon Rumors
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    PhotographyBlog has posted a lot of sample images from the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake lens. From PhotographyBlog “Ahead of our full review, here are 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens, mounted on a Canon EOS 7D Mark II. The Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a moderately wide pancake prime lens for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, offering a 35mm equivalent focal range of 38.4mm. A gallery of 51 sample images taken with the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens” View the sample images cr
  • Deal: EOS-1D X $4699 Today Only

    Canon Rumors
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:23 am
    GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X for $4699 via ebay (Reg $5999 after $800 MIR). At time of writing this, we’re told this is the least expensive we’ll see the EOS-1D X this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Canon EOS-1D X Body $4699 (Reg $5999 after MIR) cr
  • Patent: Contact Cleaning Body Cap

    Canon Rumors
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:41 am
    Here’s a fun one, howabout a body cap that cleans the contacts in the camera every time you put it on and take it off? Mix that with a backcap that does the same and that should eliminate those pesky contact errors. Patent Publication No. 2014-219568 Published 2014.11.20 Filing date 2013.5.8 Canon patent Body cap with a cleaning member for rubbing the contact Source: [EG] cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • How to Create a Unique Bokeh Portrait for Under $10

    Nick Fancher
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    This shot was lit with one light on the subject along with the Christmas lights. You can have a luxurious bokeh in any of your images for the low cost of $4.99. Yes, you heard me right, just $4.99. How, you ask? I’ll tell you, but you won’t believe me – Christmas lights. Just a single strand of Christmas lights and a couple of flash units are all you need to immerse your subject in full-blown bokeh bliss. This isn’t a double exposure or a Photoshop trick. It can all be done in camera in a single exposure. I bought a strand of cheap Christmas lights from the store,…
  • A Practical Review of the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens

    Barry J Brady
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 Lens You will hear this from many photographers – “invest in your lenses”. Camera bodies will come and go, but a good lens can last a very long time. This was the advice that I first received when I started taking my photography seriously. Initially, I thought it was a bit hyped. I bought a cheap 70-300mm lens and used it at the first wedding I shot. I thought the images were fantastic until I bought a better lens a year later. I then realized how much difference a good lens can make. This review is not going to be a technical review of the lens. You…
  • The Easy Way to Make Your Own Custom Photoshop Brushes

    Alex Morrison
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve never heard about the creative use of brushes in Photoshop, this article is for you. If you already know about using brushes, you’ll be able to ramp up your creativity once you learn this easy skill – making your own brushes. What are Photoshop brushes and why you’d want to learn how to make your own? Photoshop brushes are tools that are mostly used just like regular paint brushes to add strokes of color to your images. Most often people will use them as part of their dodging and burning workflow. Some people also use them in digital painting. The built-in…
  • 3 Tips to Take Better Landscape Photos Regardless of the Weather

    Diego Lapetina
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photographers are a special type of people that usually pay a lot of attention to detail. They’re also known to be patient and perseverant. However, in my opinion, landscape photographers are a unique breed. I’m sure that only a hand full of people are willing to hike 10 miles with 25 pounds of photography gear on their back, just because they hope to seize the perfect moment. Generally, in photography, practice leads to improvement. However, practicing landscape photography is a bit trickier since you don’t have control over the light setup, the weather, or the subject.
  • Is Being a Photographer Synonymous With Being an Artist?

    Will G. MacNeil
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sure, the concept of photography falls under the realm of one the arts, but can you strictly label someone an artist based on their job or hobby? Photographers are everywhere nowadays. Beyond the thousands upon thousands of photographers who have businesses and make a living taking pictures, there are also all the families with cameras and anyone who halfway knows how to use a camera phone. Every single one of you who calls yourself a photographer has the opportunity, in my opinion, to call yourself an artist. The term artist has a powerful meaning that is non-discriminatory. You, as an…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • Black Friday 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room

    1001nc
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:21 pm
    It is that time of the year once again where we launch our chaotically adorkable Black Friday Camera Deals Situation Room! This is a permanent post that will be updated multiple times during the next few days and serve as a summary of the madness. Bookmark this page! Or if you prefer, you can check the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed). For a breakdown of the Black Friday Circular Ads, check our earlier BF Ad breakdown post. Latest Update: Nov 27 at 4:07pm ET – look for the [NEW!] tags for new additions… DSLR Gear + Canon EF…
  • Fuji X100T Stock Status tracking page

    1001nc
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Fuji is continuing their Big Sensor Prime line with the all new X100T APS-C fixed lens camera! This post is tracking the stock status of the camera! With the move to WordPress, we are no longer using Javascript widgets for the Stock Status table. It is plain HTML so you can read it on more devices and browsers. You can bookmark this in your browser or your RSS News Reader or your favorite bookmarking service (XMarks, Pinboard, etc). Latest update: November 24, 2014 at 12:18am ET – new invasion of supplies, including Amazon itself… The price is $1300. A price is only shown below if…
  • Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

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

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

  • ”Gentle Souls”

    David Ziser
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    ”Gentle Souls©David A. Ziser I find this image utterly fascinating. Or maybe it’s the subject matter. We all know jellyfish are not so gentle, especially if you are stung by one.  But in keeping your distance and watching them move made this title come to mind.  Somehow watching the movement of a jellyfish just mesmerizes me. The gentle, delicate structure of the miracle of nature is just beautiful to see. This image was made while we were visiting Valencia’s wonderful City of Arts and Science. Your right – this photo was taken in an aquarium.  I made most of my images…
  • Travel Photography Pointers: Portugal & Beyond

    David Ziser
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Good Morning Everybody, After our brief stay in Gibraltar we headed out to Villamoura, Portugal which was about a 2 1/2 hour drive.  Once again, we were presented with the ever changing landscape.  From wind turbines to those beautifully designed Spanish bridges.  I have to say – Spain has the most exciting modern architecture throughout the country – more than any other country LaDawn and I have traveled. We finally arrived at our newest destination about 3 in the afternoon. A quick side note – we had always wanted to stay in this resort.  It is one of the jewels of…
  • ”The Long And Winding Road”

    David Ziser
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:25 am
    ”The Long And Winding Road©David A. Ziser This image was made while traveling through Andalusia, Spain. We had stopped briefly to explore what looked to be an old castle of some kind.  Turned out to be an abandoned water tower for a real estate deal that-went-south in the economic crunch a few years ago. The climb to the top of the hill presented us with some great vantage points for some cool panoramas.  This is one of my favorites. Compositionally I love the road meandering gently through the foreground heading into parts unknown in the distance. The contrasting colors and…
  • Looks Like Prudential Insurance Was Here ;~)

    David Ziser
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I thought I’d sneak in a quick post today about our unfortunately short visit to the Rock of Gibraltar. After a weeklong stay in Malaga we had to overnight one night on our way to Villamoura, Portugal. Gibraltar seemed to be the perfect mid-point stop. We've never been to that part of the world and I never in my life expected it to be visiting Gibraltar but now –here we were. It turns out that it was one of the highlights of our travels. Needless to say the approach to the city is quite impressive when you first see the shadow of the rocket Gibraltar, one of the…
  • ”A View From The Top”

    David Ziser
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    ”A View From The Top©David A. Ziser Here is another image I captured during our stay in the Andalusia region of Spain.  The locales in this part of Spain are simply spectacular.  This image was made from the town of Ronda which was built on the top of the cliffs in the area.  This setting gave the residents a perfect vantage point in order to keep their eyes on any would be intruders. Shooting mid-day under very sunny lighting conditions can be quite challenging.  In the past I have tried to remedy the situation by shooting my Canon 5D Mark III in HDR mode.  I’ve…
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    Tao of Photography

  • Help yourself to a free portfolio sampler

    Andy Ilachinski
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Sudden Stillness - Portfolio Sampler by Andy Ilachinski For those of you interested, and for this month only, I've made the iPad version of my current "portfolio sampler" completely free. If you have an iPhone or iPad, please feel free to download, enjoy (I hope), and pass on this "freebie" to anyone you think might be interested. It contains 16 portfolios in all (with shorter previews of a few others). Since photography is ultimately about sharing (one's aesthetic, travelogues, perhaps even a philosophy of life), my "epiphany" on the way home from work tonight, was simply, "So, why not…
  • Photography, Elemental Forms, Narrative, and Music

    Andy Ilachinski
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:07 pm
    "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.... I get most joy in life out of music" - Albert EinsteinIn my "Long belated return to blogging..." blog entry a few weeks ago, I alluded to finding a new reverie in the "music" of Kauai's tonal forms and rhythms - something I'm becoming more and more drawn to in general (far transcending what my "eye" saw during my family's trip to Kauai in July, and something I am becoming more and more sensitive to in my photography); but I did not, in that…
  • Kauai Bamboo

    Andy Ilachinski
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    “A monk asked Ts'ui-wei about the meaning of Buddhism.  Ts'ui-wei answered: "Wait until there is no one around, and I will tell you."  Some time later the monk approached Ts'ui-wei again, saying, 'There is nobody here now.  Please answer me.'  Ts'ui-wei led him out into the garden and went over to the bamboo grove, saying nothing.  Still the monk did not understand, so at last Ts'ui-wei said, 'Here is a tall bamboo; there is a short one!'” ― Zen Parable
  • A long belated return to blogging...with some thoughts on the "music" of Kauai's tonal forms and rhythms

    Andy Ilachinski
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music. - Ansel AdamsHaving been absent from blogging for a little over a year (!) - due mostly to ill-timed but persistent "day job" responsibilities (as always) - this entry marks a long overdue, though happy, return to musing on this forum. Though long absent from public view on this blog, my photo-related work has not actually suffered much in the intervening time. I have continued "experimenting" with color abstractions, played with a number of promising (and not so promising) new portfolios, and have a number of stories to…
  • Synesthetic Landscapes: Harmonies, Melodies, and Fugues

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Aug 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Synesthetic Landscapes by Andy IlachinskiAddendum: (1) a recent review (in French) appears on the We Love Photo blogsite; (2) related images have appeared in Lenswork Extended DVD Edition #105; and (3) a selection of older images (that do not appear in the above book, but are from the same portfolio) and an accompanying essay will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of Stone Voices.
 
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  • Samsung NX1 Digital Camera

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

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

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Canon have introduced the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a...
  • Nikon 90 Million NIKKOR Lens Production Milestone

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    Nikon Australia is proud to announce it has reached the milestone achievement of 90 million in total production of NIKKOR lenses1 for Nikon interchangeable lens cameras. The milestone, officially reached at the end of October 2014, is also accompanied by the equally momentous 50 million total production mark for NIKKOR lenses equipped with Nikon’s exclusive Silent Wave Motor (SWM) technology...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • 8 of the Best Point and Shoot Cameras on the Market

    Paul Escott
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    As the quality of smartphone cameras is steadily increasing, point and short cameras have to constantly bring out new, innovative features to be able to cope with competition. A point and shot camera is a camera that lacks the weight and bulky design of a DSLR but it is still able to take high quality photographs very quickly. The main focus behind the best point and shoot cameras spins around the idea of how to take incredibly detailed pictures with a camera that is very small and portable. Moreover, people tend to buy a certain kind of smartphone just because it has a high number of…
  • Top 7 Free Photo Editing Apps for Android and iOS

    Paul Escott
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Although smartphones are now offering a large variety of phone cameras, making the art of photography available to masses of people, sometimes, in order to get the best picture, you have to work with it a bit. This top includes 7 good, free photo editing apps, available for both iOS and Android devices. ” What is a good photo editing app?” some may ask. Well, the answer is a bit vague: it depends on what you actually expect from it. An app and a phone camera cannot replace a professional camera and a good Desktop Photo Editor like Photoshop, but they can add a little sparkle to your…
  • Where to Buy and Rent Photography Equipment Online

    Paul Escott
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:14 am
    We’ve talked before on our site about where to buy good and cheap professional photography equipment and today we’re going to take an in depth look at the online sector. The big cities, such as Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami or NYC have lots of stores where you can spend hours searching for the best piece of essential equipment; but when it comes to the online, things get a bit more complicated. You can’t hold the camera in your hands like you would in a physical store and you can’t talk to the salespersons, who, aside from a gleeful Hi, always have precious information for you.
  • What is Boudoir Photography and How to Approach It?

    Paul Escott
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:44 pm
    Boudoir Photography Boudoir photography’s increasingly popularity is telling us that people are losing their inhibitions, which can be a great thing, but boudoir photography is not new at all, it first started taking off in the early ‘20s. Back then it was only actresses and models who would be shot in skimpy outfits inside their boudoir. Now, everyone’s doing and loving it. Before we start, you need to keep in mind that boudoir photography differs from nude photography or erotic photography. Today we’re going to take a closer look to boudoir photography and give you, the…
  • Top 5 Best Canon Digital Cameras to Try

    Paul Escott
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you thinking about casting aside your old Canon Elph series camera and getting a new and more advanced Canon digital SLR camera, but you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of Canon digital cameras available on the market? Worry not, we have just the thing for you! Today we’re going to take a look at the top 5 best Canon digital cameras out there, so you can find the perfect Canon digital camera for you. 1. Canon Powershot SX50 HS Digital Camera This 12.1-megapixel Canon is a $400 digital camera with an astounding 50x Optical Zoom, a 12.1megapixel CMOS Sensor and 24-1200mm (35mm…
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  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    27 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    Thank you all for sharing the tip! I gently banged the battery side of my camera against the table jokingly thinking it wouldn't work but it did!! The E:62:10 e . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony DSC-P41 C:13:01 main circuit board problem

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:12 pm
    i have this problem with my handy-cam with the memory stick no mater what i did i could not make it recognize the memory but i noticed that when the camera warm . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00

    23 Nov 2014 | 2:03 pm
    I can see this solution has made a lot of people happy since 2006. I have a DCR-PC101E camcorder and also had the C:21 error message for some time. So, I though . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Sony DSC-T300 E:62:20

    22 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Hey Natan, I have the same problem after fixing the vibration problem. Have you found any solution? Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Problem using SDK kEdsCameraCommand_BulbStart

    17 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    In a code project I'm developing the following code works: result = EdsSendCommand(camera,kEdsCameraCommand_TakePicture,0); Result is EDS_ERR_OK. When . . . Category: SDK
 
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  • Asus competition finds selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online

    19 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Kate Moss and Harry Styles lose out to Big Ben: almost two thirds of people prefer landscapes and nature photography to celeb shots and selfies London, UK, 13th November 2014 – ASUS, a leading vendor of high-quality smartphones and tablets, today reveals that selfies and celeb photographs are losing out to landscapes and nature photography online. In a survey of social media users, almost two thirds were more likely to ‘like’, share or engage with a photo of a landscape, nature scene, animals or landmarks, compared to posts containing photos focused on people.
  • Kingston Digital lets users capture the action with double the memory

    13 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    Capacities Doubled on microSDHC, microSDXC; SDHC/SDXC Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom, November 12, 2014 -- Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced a powerful duo in storage with capacity upgrades to both Class 10 UHS-I microSD and Class 10 UHS-I SDHC/SDXC cards. The Class 10 UHS-I microSD is now available in 128GB capacity*. It is perfect for apps, music, photos and videos that take up significant space on a smartphone or tablet. Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC devices, its…
  • The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM – Powerful telephoto performance, wherever you are

    11 Nov 2014 | 2:19 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 11 November 2014 – Canon today introduces the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in Canon’s acclaimed L-series, ideal for passionate sports and wildlife photographers. A successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, the new model features a range of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability, setting a new benchmark for performance from a compact super telephoto zoom lens.
  • Last chance for photographers to #RePicture the world

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ unprecedented global competition, which explores how we can change the paradigm around stereotypical imagery currently used to describe people and communicate concepts London – 6 November, 2014: There are just two weeks to go to enter Getty Images’ global competition, which calls for photographers to help #RePicture the world and break free from stereotypes. Getty Images, the world’s leader in visual comunication, has received almost 6000 entries from photographers in 67 countries, challenging stereotypes through imagery…
  • Digital Film Tools Releases Composite Suite Pro 2.0 and zMatte 4.0

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:06 am
    OFX plug-in support is here! Los Angeles, CA – November 4, 2014 – Digital Film Tools, developer of visual effects software, today announced that its Composite Suite Pro v2.0 and zMatte v4.0 plug-ins now support the OFX plug-in format. The Foundry’s Nuke visual effects software and Sony Vegas editing systems are qualified hosts.
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Kyocera DuraForce rugged Android phone

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    Kyocera DuraForce rugged smartphone : The Kyocera DuraForce is a rugged 4G Android phone that can withstand extreme environments and accidents. The rugged handset is capable of navigating tough environments because it has IP68 dustproof, waterproof and Military Standard 810G protection. Kyocera DuraForce can go more places and withstand tough environments and accidents because of its built-in durability. It has Military-Standard-810G protection against dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, blowing rain, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, and water immersion. Certified for IP68, this…
  • Sonim XP7 rugged smartphone

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    Rugged Android smartphone from Sonim : The Sonim XP7 is the cornerstone of Sonim’s Mission Critical Solution. An ultra-rugged Android smartphone, with LTE and WiFi, the XP7 is outfitted with unrivaled features such as a touch screen that can be viewed in direct sunlight and easily used with dirty or wet work gloves. An extra loud speaker, noise cancellation, powerful battery, resistance to drops and water and a 3-Year comprehensive warranty are just some features of the Sonim XP7 that provide peace of mind to enterprises and workers alike. Access to vertical enterprise worker safety and…
  • Rugged phone cases for new iPhone 6

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:18 am
    Sunrise Hitek rugged case for the Apple iPhone 6 series : Signature Case for the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Sunrise Hitek is one of the most rugged and durable phone cases available. These exclusive signature cases for the popular Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus from Sunrise Digital are shipping now in models for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in color choices of white, black and gray. This rugged case is sleek, yet sturdy enough to handle the toughest wear and tear. Simple three-piece construction uses matte finish TPU and textured polycarbonate which protects the phone from all angles,…
  • 4K UHD video streaming service

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:55 am
    Wuaki TV releases 4K UHD Movies in Europe : Wuaki TV, a leading movie and TV series streaming service, announced 4K ultra high definition (UHD) movies will be available on Wuaki TV from 1st December. This high-quality content will be initially available in Germany and France, and the company is currently in talks to bring the 4K catalogue to the other countries where Wuaki TV is operating, the United Kingdom and Spain, soon. The catalogue will also be available in Italy in the following weeks. This announcement coincides with Wuaki TV’s official launch in Germany, completing a successful…
  • iBudy a kids smartphone

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    A smartphone device for children : iBudy is the first device that connects parents and children as easily as a smartphone but without the disadvantages. The reason a parent will not give a phone to his child is exactly why he will prefer an iBudy. The iBudy app allows parents to follow the child's activity (his location, route, etc.), find the child in places it's usually difficult to locate someone (beaches, parking lots, etc.) thanks to the smart compass and send messages (texts or emoticons). The iBudy app will advise if the child approaches or leaves a trusted area (school, home, etc.)…
 
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    Shutter Sisters

  • Moving Right Along with the Lensbaby LM-10

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

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

    shutter sisters
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:39 am
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by  Michael Petruzzi in Michigan Above by Leigh Love in Oklahoma Above by Mia Camp in Sweden Above by Claudia Lauro in Minnesota Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Tim Prust in Wisconsin Above by Henry Lohmeyer in Missouri  
  • 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 A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project.
  • 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…
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  • Editing Audio Clips in Adobe Audition

    Daniel Bryant
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    You have video editing down, but what about audio editing? Daniel walks you through microphone selection, recording and cleaning up the audio, and adding music to create dynamic compositions.
  • Check out B&H’s Massive Cyber Deals for KelbyOne Members ONLY!

    Aaron Westgate
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Are you looking for the perfect gift for this holiday season? Look no further! If you are a KelbyOne member, then CHECK out the HUGE Cyber Weekend Deals that are NOW AVAILABLE with our trusted Partner, B&H! You can find these savings after you log in, on the KelbyOne.com Members only page. These EXCLUSIVE DEALS are on some of the hottest photo, video and audio hardware and software in the industry and are only available online. Hurry theses DEEP DISCOUNTS end December 1, 2014. Not a KelbyOne member? Join now to get these limited-time savings!
  • G-RAID with Removable Drives

    daniel m. east
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    High-Performance Enterprise RAID Storage Solution There are a lot of external storage solutions with many different configurations available today. Depending on your specific needs, it’s no longer just about size and speed, but about connections and compatibility. For most photo and design pros, the combination of all of these elements is important, but reliability is the must-have for today’s digital world. As G-Technology has long been known for their excellent products and the most current connectivity, their new G-RAID with Removable Drives high-performance line with Enterprise-grade…
  • Exposure 6

    daniel m. east
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    New Features Make Images Look Handcrafted Bringing the analog film world to digital photography is what Exposure does for photographers. From discontinued (as most are) film emulation to push and pull effects and creative manipulation, Alien Skin continues to lead the pack with this latest update. Over time, I’ve reviewed each software version, and the company (never one to rest on its laurels) has added some great new features to Exposure 6, as well as improvements to many of the best parts of previous versions. Exposure 6 now includes Alien Skin’s creative focus and lens-simulation…
  • Elinchrom ELC Pro HD

    Michael Corsentino
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    High-End Compact Flash Unit Elinchrom President Chris Whittle put it best when he explained, “We set out to make a unit that would not only change the way a photographer works but also the way they think. We believe the ELC combines everything a photographer needs with everything a photographer wants, plus the consistency and reliability that you expect from Elinchrom.” What is it exactly that makes the new ELC Pro HD heads so compelling? Begin with three exciting new shooting modes that will change the way you work: Sequence Mode allows sequential triggering of up to 20 ELCs in bursts or…
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  • It’s Here! Gift Guide 1Six NEW Photo Gifts

    laurel
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    The holidays snuck up on you a bit last year resulting in some less than stellar “gifts”… a stocking stuffed with actual socks and canned fruit? Get a jump on things now and grab the stuff your friends and fam really want! Take a gander at these 6 six brand new photo goodies (and a few old faves) we hand-picked to maximize your gift giving glory this year. See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #1 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of It’s Here! Gift Guide 1Six NEW Photo Gifts (0 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • 5 Festive Ways to Craft Your Engineer Prints

    Taylor
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Want seriously impressive seasonal decor? Some lo-fi black and white Engineer Prints may be just what you’re looking for! They’re super BIG (3 feet x 4 feet!) but lightweight and therefore perfect for decorating/crafting. So check out our five ideas on how to use your prints around the house this holiday season. They’ll look amazing whether you keep them larger than life or cut ‘em down in size. 5 Ways Your Prints Can Spread Cheer This Season p.s. Know a friend who loves crafts as much as we do? Put a smile on their face…
  • FREE MONEY: Give Us a RT, We’ll Give You $$$

    laurel
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’re giving away gift codes in the Photojojo Shop! You can grab either $2, $5, $7 or $10 off anything in the shop, just by following us on Twitter and giving us a RT. It’s a good ol’ fashion swap. Head to the Shop to get all the detailz. This only lasts one day, so get to it (and get some fun new gear). Get a jump on things now and grab the stuff your friends and fam really want! Check out these top-notch goodies we’ve hand-picked to maximize your gift giving glory this year. © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Use Photo Drones for Fun Family Portraits

    Taylor
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You don’t have to fret over getting your youngins to say cheese for this year’s family portrait. Why? Because family photo shoots turn into playtime once a Photography Drone is involved! We’ve thought of 8 entertaining ways to not only make the most of your drone’s high-flying perspective, but to also keep your photogenic family having a blast from beginning to end. So gather the fam and get ready for some up-up-and-away fun! 8 Amazing Family-Friendly Drone-tography ideas! Learn More About the Phantom 2 Drone (...)Read the rest of Use…
  • DIY Pop-Up Photos

    Erika
    6 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Flat pack, flat hair, flat soda. Flat out yuck. Nothing good ever comes with just one level so it’s time for your photos to aim higher. Step up and give your photos depth with a quick stack, a fold and a pop. Pop-up photos make sweet keepsake gifts and will make any desk/wall/shelf look great. Feel that? Another dimension awaits! (oohhh-oohhhh-hhoooh) Learn How To Make Your Own Pop-Up Photos (...)Read the rest of DIY Pop-Up Photos (301 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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  • Henry and Asa in Cape Elizabeth

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

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

    emilie
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Hot on the heels of Joanna's plea to help with her family holiday card photo, mutual friend (and elementary school pal of mine) Heather reached out. Could I spare 15 minutes with her family for Pink Initiative, too? Certainly! A usually busy, animated bunch, we were thrown by the serious siblings posing for the camera despite our best animated antics, silly songs and dance moves. We managed to crack a few of those frowns and enjoyed an all-too-brief catch-up in between. Love this crew and so grateful for everyone's support of breast cancer research and awareness via Pink Initiative. More than…
  • Patrick Dempsey and Jackson Laboratory honored by the MCC

    emilie
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    It's a little strange to be writing a blog post about Patrick Dempsey while he's currently on my television screen a few feet away. Yes, 'tis true, we photographed McDreamy last weekend! He was in town to receive an award from the Maine Center for Creativity's biennial Maine Creative Industries Gala at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. Recognized with co-recipient The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, the evening celebrated both for their creative achievements in cancer care and research. Patrick, as you likely already know, founded the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing in Lewiston…
  • baby Archer

    emilie
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Virginia and Andrew were in Maine for the weekend for Andrew's 40th (happy day!) and asked me to photograph their other major event of 2014, baby Archer! Happily! This darling little family was staying at Inn by the Sea, one of our favorite wedding and elopement venues and now one of my favorite portrait locations, too! With the weather a bit brisk and checkout time looming, we stayed in their hotel room- one of the lovely new beach suites- for our session. The light was divine, as was our little subject and sidekick pooch Camden. I loved the modern furnishings, the blazing fireplace and…
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review update - Topaz impression V1.1.1

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    An update adds many new preset options and adjustments to the software for creating painting or drawing effects for your images.
  • Review - Epson Perfection V850 Pro scanner

    5 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Review of Epson's latest v850 flatbed scanner It uses LED lighting and handles large format film up to 10x8 and 6400 dpi. Tested with film and slides. Includes additional scan s/w and i1Profiler with IT8 targets for profiling.
  • 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.
 
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    Photography Blog

  • Win a Samsung 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens!

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    We’ve teamed up with Samsung to give away a fantastic 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA Lens (Black) worth £500! Read more and comment »
  • Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards!

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Win 1000Gb of Memory Cards with Photography Blog and 7DayShop. Read more and comment »
  • Win a Michron Time-Lapse Photography Device!

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    We’ve teamed up with Alpine Labs to give away a smartphone-programmable Michron time-lapse device to 5 lucky winners! Read more and comment »
  • Win a Vanguard Alta CA AGH Tripod!

    Mark Goldstein
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta CA AGH tripod! Read more and comment »
  • Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR Sample Images

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:45 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are sample images taken with the Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens. The Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR lens is an incredibly versatile ultra-zoom lens for Nikon cropped-sensor DSLR cameras. Read the preview »
 
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  • Let Your Work Flow With Flow!

    Mike Rankin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:59 am
    Authors: Ilene StrizverBody: Computers and software have come a long way in terms of making features and functions user-friendly using the keyboard and mouse. But there are still actions that are time-consuming and awkward, requiring several steps to accomplish the desired result. Flow is the answer! Flow is a very cool tool in development that can shorten and simplify many of these multi-step tasks with fast, easy-to use shortcuts. This elegant, puck-like device is a completely programmable wireless tool that uses hand gestures, sensitive touch, as well as haptic technology (touch…
  • Another Norwegian Design Coup!

    Ekwoman
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Those clever and artistic Norwegians are at it again. First they went and made their paper currency look like teeny works of art, and now they are on track to make everyone else's passports look antiquated in comparison. As with the currency re-design, Norway’s National Police Directorate held a contest (is this a Norwegian thing?) to give their country's passports and identity cards a makeover. Oslo's Neue design firm won the competition and went with a not surprisingly minimalist design. Adhering to the theme of "Norwegian landscape," the agency created…
  • Typegenius Makes Matching Typefaces Easy

    Ekwoman
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: For someone who is fairly blasé about fonts, I sure spend a lot of timing thinking and writing about them. It's the nature of the graphic design beast, I guess. The great thing for me is that there are always tools popping up to help me nurture my understanding and appreciation for typography. (NOTE: I recently wrote about the Type Connection game here, which I use for the same purpose.) A recent addition to my stable of type-centric tools is Typegenius. Created as part of Muno Creative's 20/20 Challenge to create 20 products in 20 weeks, Typegenius is…
  • How to Open InDesign Documents in Older Versions

    Ekwoman
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Many of Markzware's products really get at the heart of issues we as designers and production folk have to deal with. Their latest offering—MarkzTools—excels at scratching an annoying itch we've all encountered. This InDesign plug-in allows users to open up documents in older versions of InDesign than the version in which they were created. Are you still the only one working in CS5.5, while the rest of your workgroup is immersed in the world of the Creative Cloud? No worries: MarkzTools can help. The MarkzTools plug-in is as simple to use as other…
  • Typekit Adds Hamilton Wood Type Collection

    Ekwoman
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Typekit—the font subscription service that is a part of Adobe's Creative Cloud—recently added the entire Hamilton Wood Type Foundry collection of typefaces to its library. The Typekit library is constantly growing and this latest addition brings the artistry and craftsmanship of Hamilton into its ranks. The Hamilton collection consists of 37 typefaces, raising the total number in the Typekit library to nearly one-thousand. The Hamilton Wood Type Foundry (HWT) is known for traditional wood type, and most of their library consists of digital re-creations…
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    Camera Labs

  • Nikon 20mm f1.8 review - a new ultra wide prime for Nikon DSLRs

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Nikon's AF-S 20mm f1.8G is a new prime lens for the company's range of DSLRs. It's compatible with FX-format full-frame bodies on which it'll deliver ultra wide coverage, along with cropped-frame DX-format bodies, where the field id reduced to 30mm equivalent. The Nikon system is of course well-served for ultra-wide coverage with the superb 14-24mm f2.8 zoom, so the big question is how the new 20mm prime compares, slotting in the middle of the range and offering a brighter aperture, not to mention being smaller, lighter and cheaper. Find out in our Nikon 20mm f1.8G review!
  • Sony W830 review - the best camera under $100?

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Sony's Cyber-shot W830 is a point-and-shoot compact with an 8x optical zoom, 20 Megapixel resolution and 720p video packed into a slim and light body. It offers a step-up from the cheapest compacts on the market while maintaining a double-digit price tag. For this kind of money you won't get Wifi or 1080p video, but the basics are there along with a useful zoom range, panorama mode and in-camera charging. Find out if it's the best budget compact in our Sony W830 review!
  • Nikon L830 review - a great value super-zoom!

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nikon's COOLPIX L830 is a DSLR-styled super-zoom camera with a surprisingly powerful feature-set for the money. You get 16 Megapixels, 1080p video, a tilting 3in screen and a 34x optical range equivalent to 22.5-765mm. At this price there's no Wifi, nor much manual control either, but there's no arguing with the core specification for the price and that's why it's understandably become one of the best-selling cameras around. To find out if it deserves the sales we compared it against Canon's newer PowerShot SX400 IS. Find out which takes the budget super-zoom crown in our Nikon L830 review!
  • Nikon D750 review - my favourite DSLR to date!

    12 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Nikon's D750 is a 24 Megapixel full-frame DSLR with a new 51-point AF system, 6.5fps shooting, 1080 / 60p video and becomes the first FX-format DSLR from Nikon to sport built-in Wifi and an articulated screen! Equally impressive is how much the D750 inherits from the D810, including 9 frame AEB and the 91k dot RGB sensor, making it classier than the D610. And the real sweetener? It costs $1000 less than the D810. I shot with both side-by-side to help you make the right choice, so find out which full-frame DSLR will be best for you in my Nikon D750 review!
  • Canon SX400 IS review - budget 30x superzoom!

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    Canon's PowerShot SX400 IS is an affordable compact super-zoom camera with a 30x optical range, 16 Megapixel resolution and a 3in screen. It's a new model that sits below the PowerShot SX520 HS in Canon's current lineup, offering an alternative form factor to other 30x models like the SX700 HS. It also goes up against Nikon's best-selling COOLPIX L830, so the obvious question is how they compare. Find out in our Canon SX400 IS review!
 
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Rudé motivy / Red themes

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

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

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

  • BLACK FRIDAY…CYBER MONDAY!

    cali
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    It all sounds kind of ominous, doesn’t it? Hardly has a jingly ring to it, the way one might expect for the titular opening of the holiday shopping season. I vastly prefer the day in between these two, which is now referred to as “Small Business Saturday.” Sounds like a kinder, gentler day, and here at the studio, we definitely qualify. Hard to get smaller than us. Big, we ain’t. So it’s a welcome thing, this Small Business Saturday initiative. We have a pretty short list of things to offer – some things are on sale and a couple of brand new things to share in case…
  • Last Week of the Show

    Drew Gurian
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s been a wonderfully heady six weeks for the studio, to have our work up on the walls of the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe. The show was reviewed well in the prestigious journal of the photography gallery world, Photograph. And lots of people stopped by the gallery. It’s been a terrific experience, from the search through older files to scanning and printing images that had not ever been printed before. My heartfelt thanks go out to Sid and Michelle Monroe, who initiated the idea of the show, curated it, and saw it become reality on the walls of their beautiful gallery.  We made…
  • The Power of a Returned Photograph

    Joe McNally
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Dave Burnett is over in Dubai right now, working with Mohamed Somji and our dear friends at GPP. I have known David since the late 70′s, and have always stood back in awe as he amassed a visual archive that is the stuff of our collective histories. Got a wonderful email from him this morning that mentioned Ravi’s Restaurant. (I’m in Hong Kong, and bouncing off the walls of my hotel with the false energy of jet lag masked by a couple espressos.) Last year, I made a few portraits of the staff at Ravi’s, a wonderful restaurant on the streets of one of the those out of the…
  • Five Lights, Done Fast

    Joe McNally
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    I say this. Everybody says this, when it comes to lighting a photograph. “Get your main light done first!” Make sure you get that lead light, the flash that makes the statement, done first and done right. That light, big or small, announces, characterizes, beautifies, polishes up, and declares your subject as the rock star of the photo. One hopes for this, anyway. It is generally up front and at the center of the action, in the foreground. And, quite naturally, that’s the light you work on first, as it anchors the photo.  But every once in while, it makes sense to build a…
  • A Big Thank You (in the words of Lynn DelMastro)

    Drew Gurian
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:26 am
    Hope everyone had a fun Halloween weekend! How best to say it in the photographic world, but through pictures! I had the extreme pleasure (okay, make that challenge) to produce two amazing Halloween themed photo shoots for Joe. I have many people to thank! Starting with lots of love going out to Nikon for their incredible support of this project! And also to PPE 2014 who provided huge banners of the images at the Expo! For the “Faerie in the Bedroom”…. thumbs up to my incredibly competent assistant producer, detail driven Treviana DelMastro (okay, the apple doesn’t…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Photography and Morality

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

  • Dan & Elmo Trash Photography Podcast November 2014

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
    Dan Burkholder and Elmo Sapwater Trash Photography Podcast. Discussed: Brand New OLLOCLIP 4-in-1 lens kit for iPhone 6 and 6 plus; Moment lens; Ztylus Revolver Lens Turret kit; Camera Companies that may be in trouble; iLoome tempered glass protection for smartphones; Kingston storage and media reader. Other companies mentioned include: Apple, Sigma, Foveon, Kodak, Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, and Olympus.   Take a listen and trash photography here. PLAY NOW… Time: 23 minutes. #danburkholder #elmosapwater #imaginginsider #snappingcat Contact us: SnappingCat@gmail.com
  • Gadgets:: Jabra’s Stealth, iPad lens and a disco ball

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    By GREGG ELLMAN Twitter.com/greggellman The Stealth is Jabra’s latest Bluetooth headset in a never-ending line of amazing products. Before you try it on, the ultra modern looks and design are impressive. I’ve tried an overwhelming number of sound devices in my ears and there’s nothing specific to tell you about what will work and what won’t, past the comfort. But I will say the Stealth was instantly comfortable. The next thing I noticed was an on/off switch, not an annoying button you must hold for a few seconds to put it on or off, never knowig if it’s on or off. Just hit the…
  • Gadgets:: Portraiture comes to the video side

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

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

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

  • You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    Living on the ISS has it perks (like putting a Gopro in a Bubble, or capturing amazing timelapses), but one of the more underestimates benefits the lack of need for Selfie Sticks. You see, when the gravity is not pulling the camera down you can just place it in space, it has nowhere to fall [...] The post You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How The SNL Title Sequence Was Made? With A Ton Of Creative Camera Use

    Guest Author
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:08 am
    Editor’s Note:  I am a big SNL fan and I love their super stylish opening title sequence. The production of this sequence shows true mastery and understanding the photography format (they use freelensing, creative bokeh, light painting, tilt-shifting and just about any other creative tool out there). Alex Buono, the Director of Photography of the sequence [...] The post How The SNL Title Sequence Was Made? With A Ton Of Creative Camera Use appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • How To Use A Remote Shutter Release to Start and Stop Video Recording on Your Nikon Camera

    JP Danko
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:40 am
    I have been filming a lot of tutorial videos lately, and one of the problems that I keep running into is starting and stopping video recording on my own. This usually involves me walking over to the camera, pressing record and then walking back into position to film the video.  I have tried using a [...] The post How To Use A Remote Shutter Release to Start and Stop Video Recording on Your Nikon Camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • See What Sony’s A7II’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization Looks Like With No Lens On

    Paul Faecks
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    One of the main selling points of the recently announced Sony alpha a7II is its 5-axis in-camera image stabilization. YouTube user Sean Ellenwood uploaded a video yesterday that shows how the Sony’s 4.5 stops of stabilization exactly work. Since stabilization is done in-camera it should also work with 3rd-party lenses. What’s amazing about 5 axis stabilization is [...] The post See What Sony’s A7II’s 5-Axis Image Stabilization Looks Like With No Lens On appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • What Makes A Great Photo?

    Tiffany Mueller
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:03 am
    It’s hard not to love Joel Grimes. Not only is he a gifted photographer, but he’s also an outstanding educator and great source of inspiration. In the inspirational video below, Grimes’ down to earth, you-can-do-this personality shines as he talks about what makes a photograph great–and it might not be what you’re expecting to hear. [...] The post What Makes A Great Photo? appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: "a thousand shapes are at your side": All Hallows Eve in Ashland

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

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

    Luckypenguin
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:13 pm
    Last weekend I had a chance to attend the V8 Supercar event at the Gold Caost, Australia courtesy of my sister and her working relationship with an event sponsor. The V8 Supercars are an Australian form of Touring Cars that evolved from the international Group A category that was diminishing in popularity in the early 1990s. In the beginning of V8 Supercars the category was limited to production based racecar versions of the Australian made Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, but in the last few years it has changed to allow entry from any manufacturer who can source a four door sedan and a…
  • Franiec Grip coming for G7X in mid-November

    demiro
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    $35 http://www.kleptography.com/rf/#camera_g7x
  • 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…
 
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Wacom Tablets and Snow Animation Effect – Episode 400

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

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

    Nick Abramovitz
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Corey has a tutorial on making a gear in 3d. Pete gives some tips on editing your photo in camera raw and various the benefits for using camera raw. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 398 is now playing! Download Episode 398 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Mixer Brush and Negative Space Design – Episode 397

    Nick Abramovitz
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:33 am
    Pete has a tip on using the mixer brush. Stephen Nielson from Adobe is back to give us some tips on how to improve users workflow. Corey has a tip on negative space design. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 397 is now playing! Download Episode 397 (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: Tree Effects – Episode 396

    Aaron Westgate
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    Corey starts off with a tutorial on how to use the hard-to-find tree fill feature, which is under the fill dialogue. Pete follows up with a path blur effect that he uses on some tree-filled landscape photos. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form 500PX.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 396 is now playing! Download Episode 396 (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…
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    Image Sensors World

  • ESPROS Announces BSI ToF Imager

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:30 am
    ESPROS announces epc660, a BSI 3D-TOF imager with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. epc660 is an integrated SoC combining high-QE BSI CCD pixel array and complete control logic to operate the device, an integrated LED driver, capable of driving more than 200mA peak current, and a high-speed 12-bit parallel video interface. The sensor speed is 66 TOF frames per second at QVGA resolution or up to 1000fps in "advanced operation modes." The advanced CCD pixel architecture is said to be the enabler for camera systems that can tolerate ambient light levels of up to 130Klux. Depending on the system…
  • World's Smallest Thermal Camera

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Norvegian-language TU Industry reports that Prox Dynamics' PD-100 world's smallest military grade UAV is equipped by the smallest to-date FLIR thermal camera weighting just 0.5 gram. A few months ago was their smallest camera 25 grams. The unit which is mounted in the PD 100 T weighs half a gram, says CTO and Prox Dynamics Entrepreneur Petter Muren. The whole drone with visible and thermal cameras weighs just 17.5g:Thanks to SO for the link!
  • Sony Achievements and Plans

    Vladimir Koifman
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
    Sony has held an 2014 investor day today in Tokyo. Sony devices business presentation, shows impressive achievements and ambitious plans for a 3-year future:
  • Samsung Samples 1.0um Pixel Products

    Vladimir Koifman
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:31 pm
    Samsung has held Investors Forum 2014 on Nov. 17 in NYC. Image sensor business update includes sampling of 1.0um pixel sensor:
  • Gestigon Completes Series A Round

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Lübeck, Germany-based gesture recognition company Gestigon announces it has closed a Series A funding round with a 7-digit-USD financing 10 days ago. The company has been founded in 2011 as a University of Lübeck spin-off, and now employs 21 people in offices in Lübeck, Germany and Sunnyvale, CA.Gartner's 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies maps gesture control as a maturing up technology with its plateau of productivity to be reached in the next 2-5 years:
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Happy Thanksgiving Lightroom Lovers!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Today in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving; a national holiday where we give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy (and I truly feel like the most blessed guy on earth). Our offices are closed today for Thanksgiving (whoo hoo!) as traditionally this is a day where families come together to eat a massive Thanksgiving turkey feast, and then we watch football until we pass out. It’s just about a perfect day. If it’s not Thanksgiving where you live today, I wish you and your family a wonderful “Thursday” (and it’s totally cool to have a turkey feast today either way.
  • Lightroom Tweaks for Landscape Photographers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    Just came across this article over at Lightstalking.com called “3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing” written by British travel photographer Jason Row. Worth checking out (here’s the link).     The post Lightroom Tweaks for Landscape Photographers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • TIP: What To Do If You’ve Lost The Original Image File…

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    This is pretty strong case for creating Smart Previews when you import your images into Lightroom, because even though the Smart Preview is smaller than the original, it’s actually larger than you’d think (it’s 2,540 pixels on the longest edge). That way, if you get in a bind and lose the original image (for whatever reason), you can Export the Smart Preview as a DNG file so you will have a physical file that you can actually print around letter size at 240 ppi — that’s ain’t bad. So while it won’t have the same full resolution as the original, at least…
  • If You’ve Ever Wanted The Nik Collection of LR Plug-ins, Now’s Your Chance

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:14 am
    Today we kicked off our “Cyber Weekend” deals at KelbyOne, and well…check this out. When you buy an annual KelbyOne membership (as low as $149) you get the full Nik software collection of LR/PS plug-ins included with your membership. The full collection! Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, the new Analog Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro — all of it (heck, the collection itself sells for $149). Anyway, pretty incredible deals on memberships and a whole bunch of other stuff. Our “Cyber Weekend Deal Page” is at this link.    The post If You’ve Ever Wanted The Nik…
  • My “Magic Number” for Nice Subtle Edge Vignetting

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Adding a vignette (darkening the edges all the way around the image to focus the attention on your subject) is definitely one of those things you either love with the passion of a thousand burning suns, or you hate it with every fiber of your being. Most folks fall on one side or the other (kind of like people feel about HDR), but I think one reason is that, like HDR, people tend to greatly overdue their vignettes making them really obvious and over the top. Personally, I’m a fan of adding a very subtle vignette — one that you wouldn’t really even notice was there (a kind of…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

    Damon Webster
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book! You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on. I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Extras They Need

    Damon Webster
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:22 am
    Let’s continue on with some more gifting ideas, taken from our real world usage of this gear. We can call them accessories, but these are some needed items for the photographer. Hmmmm….. difference between need and want? Not for me to say. Let’s start with gifting the portrait shooters using speedlights and recco of a […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2014 Part 1: GoPro or GoHome

    Damon Webster
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Ahhh yes, it’s that time of year again! Gifting for others, self gifting, deals aplenty, and the economy moves forward. But how to discern the right goodie to get? We’ve been looking at a ton of good through the year and will let you know what we feel is worth your time, and wrapping expertise. […]
  • Fotodiox Flapjacks : Tasty Name for a Sweet LED Lighting Solution

    Damon Webster
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:13 am
    Have you tried them all? The explosion of LED lighting solutions in the past years have yielded some great choices for the videographer or still photog needing continuous light. The Studio options are getting cheaper, but are they getting better? After year of using the square or rectangular, which are still viable, I’ve found that […]
  • Padcaster : An iPad studio tool AND a DSLR Camera Cage

    Damon Webster
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    There are times when the gear you need, is cloaked in another format, used for something completely different. After purchasing the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera recently, the small size is amazing for the media quality you can generate. There are some drawbacks: you need an external sound recorder, and the small size means you […]
 
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Panduan panorama dari para ahli

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Gambar panorama memang menawarkan sensasi keindahan tersendiri namun kadangkala ada beberapa keterbatasan dan kendala saat kita ingin mengabadikan gambar panorama. Kendala seperti keterbatasan peralatan adalah salah satu masalah yang kerap dialami oleh banyak orang. Biasanya untuk mengabadikan gambar dengan angle yang luas kita mengambilnya dengan lensa wide angle dari sudut yang agak jauh. Hal ini memang tidak menjadi masalah, namun disaat kita memerlukan resolusi yang lebih besar, dan diperbesar beberapa kali lipat maka gambar akan pecah. Dengan mode panorama hal tersebut dapat dengan mudah…
  • Mendapatkan gambar grafitti yang menarik

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Grafitti dapat ditemui dimanapun, baik di tembok-tembok perkotaan maupun pedesaan. Seperti sama-sama kita tahu bahwa grafiti yang baik merupakan karya dari tangan-tangan kreatif yang sangat pantas diabadikan. Dalam bahasa Indonesia graffiti berarti coretan yang bisa dikategorikan dalam street photography. Pada umumnya graffiti kaya akan warna yang merupakan pencerminan imajinasi dari sang pelukis . Untuk mendapatkan gambar yang baik kita tidak memerlukan peralatan khusus, hanya saja kita perlu mencari lokasi-lokasi tempat grafiti tersebut berada. Kuncinya adalah menemukan grafitti yang…
  • Tips fotografi makro alami

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Fotografi makro memiliki ciri yang sangat khas yakni menonjolkan detail benda-benda berukuran kecil, baik warna, bentuk maupun tekstur. Bantuan lensa makro sangat diperlukan, namun kita harus waspada karena area yang difokuskan sangat kecil yang memerlukan bantuan tripod untuk mencegah pergerakan sekecil apapun. Dengan kamera modern saat ini kita bisa mengambil gambar makro sebanyak yang kita mau dengan harapan beberapa diantaranya memiliki fokus yang tepat ketika tidak menggunakan tripod. Mata merupakan bagian yang sangat menarik untuk dijadikan fokus utama, cobalah untuk mengubah posisi…
  • 5 Objek Fotografi Makro yang “tidak biasa”

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    Apakah anda sedang mencari sesuatu yang menarik dan tidak biasa untuk dijadikan objek foto makro anda? Ingin beralih dari objek-objek biasa yang diabadikan oleh banyak orang seperti bunga, daun, tanaman serta jamur atau hewan seperti kupu-kupu/laba-laba? Semua objek tersebut memang bisa menghasilkan gambar yang sangat menarik namun tentunya kurang unik. Berikut adalah beberapa objek untuk ide fotografi makro yang unik dan menarik : 1. Peralatan makan Peralatan makan seperti sendok, garpu dan pisau merupakan objek yang sangat menarik. Kita hanya perlu mengumpulkan dan menyusunnya menjadi…
  • Komposisi Fotografi Makro

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Ketika melihat gambar makro yang diambil dari jarak sangat dekat mungkin anda akan merasa gambar tersebut memiliki kesan intim/mudah diterima dibandingkan objek yang diambil dari jarak lebih jauh. Hal ini merupakan fakta bahwa efek yang dihasilkan dari objek yang diambil dengan jarak dekat akan memiliki kesan tersebut. Fotografi makro akan lebih mengekspos secara detail objek berukuran kecil sehingga akan membutuhkan fokus yang benar benar akurat. Untuk mereka yang menggunakan kamera point and shot/kamera saku hal pertama yang perlu dilakukan adalah merubah ke mode makro yang biasanya…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • A Winter Image and Inspirational Thoughts by Photographer and Digital Photo Academy Instructor Frank Siteman

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mong and Mel’s Montecito Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Monroe Street Stop

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

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

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

    Jeff
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:36 am
    I took a stroll around the Loop in Chicago and made this picture of the intersection at Adams & LaSalle on my way back to the train.The post Adams & LaSalle appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Berries

    Jeff
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
      These are some berries I came across on a recent walk with a friend. Usually I’m pretty alert and can see cool photo ops but I walked right by this. I didn’t notice them until I turned around and saw my friend making a picture of them. Worst of all, it wasn’t the first, […]The post Berries appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • What About Holiday Gifts or Promotional Gifts As A Marketing Tool?

    larry
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Today Jonathan posed the question: I was wondering if you have ever discussed the topic of holiday gifts or promotional gifts as a client retention/acquisition tool. I’m talking coffee mugs and USB key type stuff. With the holiday season approaching this might be a good way to lure potential clients. Any thoughts? My general feeling […]
  • PFRE Still and Property Video Contests Are A Great Learning Opportunity

    larry
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Today (11/24) I turned over both the still and video contest to the respective juries for voting. The reason I want to point this out is that studying the entries in both contests is a great learning opportunity. The entries in these contests are some of the best-of-the-best in the real estate photography and videography genre. In […]
  • Why Doesn’t PFRE Have A Facility For Posting Real Estate Photography Jobs?

    larry
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:34 pm
    A while ago I got a question from Ben in the UK: I’m a UK based property photographer / floor planner and wandered if you have a facility / section to post jobs. I’m looking to recruit a photographer. Also, do you have many UK visitors to the site? Answer: No I don’t have a […]
  • Tasmanian Homeowner Gordon Brown Stars In Property Video Of His Property

    larry
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Thanks to Scott Hargis for pointing out this great little property video that his friend Jasmin Latona in Tasmania, AU shot. The star of this video is Gordon Brown, the home owner! Gordon is an antique dealer and does a fantastic job of describing the history and presenting the details of his property. Not many homeowners that can to […]
  • Reader Questions About Shooting Rentals and North Facing Homes

    larry
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Jason’s Question:  What is the best way to shoot exteriors that have lots of shadows or in complete shadow due to the front-side facing North? Answer: I would say do a twilight shoot. At twilight North facing vs South Facing doesn’t make much difference. Problem is of course this takes an extra trip or a very carefully […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Photographer Interview: Nona Faustine

    3 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    "Like A Pregnant Corpse The Ship Expelled Her Into The Patriarchy"(Atlantic Ocean Coast of Brooklyn, NY),from the White Shoes series, Copyright Nona FaustineD&B: Where are you from and where do you/live work now? NF: I was born in Brooklyn, New York and I work and reside there.You've been photographing since age 4. How important was that early exposure to the camera?Yes, my uncle actually put the camera in my hand and my father was the family photographer. This early exposure made me very comfortable with the camera as an instrument. I learned early on that there was power in an image.
  • 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…
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: The Street Art selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    The theme for this week’s #TwitterTuesday was #StreetArt, and it was a tough call. There were so many beautiful shots, showing beautiful art, different interventions, all kinds of stencils around the city and the most amazing murals we ever seen. Thank you so much for your photos! Here are our favorites from all of you, and you can go directly to our Twitter Feeds to see all submissions. wowitsacow Beauty on a backstreet someonesinthewolf24 Jack In The Box
  • Buying a digital camera: Part 2, cameraphones

    Bhautik Joshi
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    (Part 2 of a five-part series. Read the first post here.) Cameras have been a regular feature in cellphones and smartphones for well over a decade now. They are common, cheap, and nearly everyone with a smartphone already has them. Cost On their own, smartphones typically range in cost from US$400-600 over their lifetime. Versatility & performance For casual shooting, many regard cameraphones as ‘good enough.’ Most are remarkably similar – they capture pictures in the 8-12 megapixel resolution range, tend to have no optical zoom and relatively poor low-light performance and poor…
  • A closer look at Flickr’s curated Wall Art collections

    Matthew Roth
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    As many of you know, last week we announced that we are now offering more than 50 million photos to print as part of Flickr Wall Art. These include curated collections from our new Flickr Marketplace in various popular categories–such as travel, abstract, landscapes, food, and animals–as well as beautiful images from Flickr’s Creative Commons collection. In response to questions and feedback from Flickr community members, we wanted to provide you with some more information about this new product. First, why are we doing this? We see Flickr Wall Art as an added value to our…
  • Buying a digital camera: Part 1

    Bhautik Joshi
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    With the holiday season fast approaching, many of you are going to be thinking about getting a new camera. But there’s a bewildering array of cameras that you can buy – so how do you cut through the marketing hype to work out which one is right for you? Three competing factors should affect your choice: budget, versatility (how many different situations does it work in) and performance (how good the pictures are). Our four main systems to compare are camera phones, compact cameras (point-and-shoot), micro 4/3 systems, and Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) / Mirrorless Interchangeable…
  • Holiday eats

    Katerina
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    If you aren’t already in the mood for the holidays, we’ve collected some beautiful food photos on our new Pinterest board that will make your mouth water. One recipe I’m excited to try out this year is Smitten Kitchen’s Crispy Sweet Potato Roast. Sweet potatoes are easily one of my favorite foods – partially because they’re nearly impossible to mess up, and they’re always delicious. Smitten Kitchen’s addition of a salsa verde garnish makes this recipe a refreshing twist on a Thanksgiving classic. Check out these other recipes by our very own Flickr foodies, and explore our…
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • My Pre-Thanksgiving Post

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

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

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

    jonesoliver
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    In-camera, histograms can help you get the best exposure possible  and see quickly if information is lost from over or under exposure.  In post, they can help you fine-tune the image. Here’s a simple example of what correct, over, and under exposure could look like on a histogram. Here it’s balanced. Here the image is … Continue reading Photo 101: Histograms →
  • DIY: Slider (with bearings) for Under $100

    jonesoliver
    4 Nov 2014 | 5:49 am
    Sliders are great tools for video and time lapse applications.  That said, to buy a good slider that uses bearings can be expensive.  And a reasonable slider that uses friction can run around $100. Now I understand that there are a number of slider builds out there but I was looking for one that could … Continue reading DIY: Slider (with bearings) for Under $100 →
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Sony Introduces the A7 II, the World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

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

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

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

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

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Think Tank Photo will be releasing a new size to our highly popular Digital Holster line-up, the Digital Holster 5. Designed specifically for users of small to medium mirrorless cameras and lenses, it can be worn as a shoulder bag or attached to a belt, whichever best serves your needs.
 
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • 2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Photographers

    Scott
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Every year I like to share some of my favorite Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for photographers. This year I’m happy to share another list and this time also some of my own fresh deals! My Deals From November 26 – December 1, 2014 you can save 66% on any of the products sold on my website. This includes my ebooks, presets and the Wedding Photographer Conversion Kit. This deal does not include my ebook sold by Peachpit Press. Save 66% by using the coupon code GobbleGobble. Deals from Work (WordPress!) The Photocrati theme is normally $89, but from Black Friday through Cyber…
  • How Photographers Can Find Their Vision

    Scott
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    A common thread amongst newer photographers, and photographers looking to grow, is vision. I’m often asked about how to find vision. The answer isn’t simple, and I have actually written about it in the past. I don’t think it can be taught because a photographer’s vision isn’t black and white. There are so many colors and variances. The only thing we can do, as educators, is to offer guidance to push people towards finding their own visions. Using challenges that are broad so the photographer is forced to think using their creative brain. Or specific as we discover…
  • Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park

    Scott
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jordan Pond is beautiful location tucked away in Acadia National Park in Maine. It is a location where you can see mountains in the distance.  The mountains are called bubbles because the are extremely round and resemble bubbles. I love scenes like this for a few reasons. The rocks and driftwood in the water sits perfectly so when doing a longer exposure their peak through the icy water perfectly.  Then the trees in the distance pop off the lighter mountain background.  To top it off, it was a very foggy morning so remains of the fog floats above the trees. Talk about a beautiful view.
  • My Friend Daryl

    Scott
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is my friend Daryl. He and I met via social media many years ago. One day he said to me that he keeps struggling to join the photowalks I was organizing on a regular basis. So my reply to him was something along the lines of… “then let’s plan one together so you have no choice but to attend.” And that is what happened. Over the years Daryl and I have become super close friends. This photograph was made at my recent headshot photography meetup. It shows Daryl’s natural smile and that’s what these past 5 days have been about. I have nominated myself for…
  • Headshot With A Splash Of Color

    Scott
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is Erin.  I met her via The Arcanum as she is one of the apprentices I’m mentoring. I had the pleasure of meeting Erin in person during a headshot photography meetup I organized. During our time making photos and sharing headshot photography tips and trips, my friend Joe decided to set up a backlight with a purple gel.  This was the result of the light. It added a really nice purple tint to the black background. I decided to share this photograph because it is one of my favorites from the day, and Erin’s smile is extremely natural. I have nominated myself for the smile…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Susan Stripling Mautner’s The Dynamic Range For Photogs

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
    In 2012, Susan Stripling Mautner was named one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers by American Photo. She photographs 50 weddings a year. She has been at this for about 15 years now. When she gets up on stage, people pay close attention to what she has to say about the wedding photography industry. So, it’s no surprise that she just launched The Dynamic Range, a repository for all her thoughts on the subject of photography. I got an exclusive opportunity to speak with her about The Dynamic Range and why she chose to create a new space that includes a blog and a storefront where you can…
  • Jared Bauman, Inspire Interviews: Episode 9

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Jared Bauman is the President and Founder of ShootDotEdit, a company that helps busy wedding photographers tackle their image editing processes. He and ShootDotEdit have made a long term commitment to sponsor and attend every Inspire Photo Retreat conference. And, they will be back again in February 2015 as well. Anyone who meets Jared will be immediately taken by his warm California charm and his genuine interest in your welfare; not just business. As a photographer himself, he gets our rhythm like no other “vendor” and I put that word in quotes because I suspect most vendors…
  • Daphne Chan’s Photo Project On Gender Identity

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Daphne Chan is a fine art photographer based in Vancouver, Canada. But she is embarking on a three-month residency in New York City to explore and perhaps discover gender identity among the LGBT community there. When we met briefly in NYC, at Photo Plus Expo, I was both intrigued and baffled by her decision to drop her business cold and move to a different city, just to pursue a personal project. It was perhaps my own curiosity to know how she made the leap that motivated me to write to her and ask her to come on TiffinboxTV. The project is called Transparency: The Gender Identity Project and…
  • How To Swiftly Create Wall Art For Your Photography Clients

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:34 am
    Chris Scott launched Preveal a few years ago as an iPad-only application that helps photographers create wall art for their photography clients. But Chris isn’t one to sit still. He felt the iPad application was a good start but it left so many who didn’t own the device out in the cold. Well, Chris worked with a developer to create SwiftGalleries. Chris and I got together to chat about what SwiftGalleries is all about and why photographers should consider this sales tool for their photography business. Check out this video as well, explaining how SwiftGalleries works:
  • Sean Kernan, Looking Into The Light: A Workshop-In-A-Book

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Sean Kernan is a photographer, teacher and author based in Connecticut. He often teaches at the Maine Media Workshops + College. We sat down to talk about his new book, Looking Into The Light, which helps photographers resuscitate their sense of discovery and wonder through exercises and practice. It is, as Kernan says, a workshop in a book, so it isn’t something you should read cover to cover in one sitting. It is to be nibbled at and examined in a mindful manner. These exercises will “let you be empty and expectant” at the same time, allowing you a “spaciousness of…
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • Don't sweat the small stuff - at least not at first.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Photo of the day 27/11/14

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Curves by Alison Melrose.
  • 50 Best Gifts for Photographers

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    To help with the search for the best Christmas presents for photography lovers, we're bringing you one of the best gifts for him or her every day from now until 24 December.
  • Photo of the day 26/11/14

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Ice by Carla Regler.
  • Photography Monthly December Issue Hits Shelves Today!

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Winter has officially hit us, and with us all trying to stay away from the freezing temperatures outside, it's the perfect time to grab a copy of PM December out today and snuggle up with a cuppa!
  • Samsung Fire Competition!

    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    We have teamed up with those creative bods at Samsung to launch a photo competition spanning the next six issues of PM, with some super-cool prizes to boot
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    Image Design Blog

  • The mentor, the master - Harry Pearson, 1937-2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography

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

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

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

  • Ghost Drone Can Get You Flying for as Little as $375

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    If you want to try your hand at ariel photography, but have been nervous before about your skill level or making a big investment, consider backing the Ghost Drone project. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/ghost-drone-backer-project.html
  • "Mirrorless Favs, 5 Backup Tips, Nimble Black Friday" - Photo Podcast 455

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: All (Backup) Systems Go, Mirrorless Camera Recommendations, Nimble Black Friday, Workshops Update - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/tds-podcast-455.html
  • My Recommendations for Mirrorless and Premium Compacts

    24 Nov 2014 | 11:38 am
    For those who appreciate quality and nimbleosity, I've published my recommendations for mirrorless and premium compact cameras - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/derrick-camera-recommendations.html
  • Fotodiox Diffused LED Light for Easy Product Photography

    23 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Product photography just became a lot easier with the Fotodiox Flapjack LED. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/11/fotodiox-flapjack-LED-for-product-photography.html
  • 4 New Cameras with Apple RAW Update 6.01

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:22 am
    RAW support for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Fujifilm X30, Nikon D750, and the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 were added to the Apple ecosystem that currently includes iPhoto, Aperture, and Preview. Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.01 is currently available in the Mac App Store. This update requires Mac OS X Yosemite. Aperture Tips and Techniques To learn more about Aperture, check out my Aperture 3.3 Essential Training (2012) on lynda.com. Also, take a look at our Aperture 3 Learning Center. Tons of free content about how to get the most out of Aperture. Want to Comment on this...
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Want to gain confidence? Get naked!

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

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

    Fabiana Nicora
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    It may be that Samuel Johnson was right, but despite loving this city with all my heart, something wrong is happening here and yes, I admit it, I am getting tired of what London is becoming. What I love about London I have always loved the buzz, the creativity and the unique quirkiness that London has always represented. I fell in love with this city as soon as I put my foot down the airplane. Pollution, germs or staying on the right on the escalators, have never bothered me. I am not scared of being trapped in the tube, and I love the crazy night buses that I had read on Harry Potter…
  • The nipple issue

    Fabiana Nicora
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    The nipple issue appeared to have reached worldwide proportions of censorship in our society, but funnily enough, the first ones to be nipple shy are often us women. What is the nipple issue? Apparently nipples are to be censored, cancelled, covered, and somehow vilified because seen as “sexual“. I am not sure what this nipple issue is about – I am definitively not nipple shy and am all up for a tasteful and elegant nude -, but I do believe that a breast without nipple looks very weird. I remember Helmut Newton complaining for the same issue about nipples when women in the…
  • 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…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • ...near Everett.

    10 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    ........near Everett, Washington.November 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Clouds, Fuji x100, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Faces in a Window.

    7 Nov 2014 | 1:13 pm
    .....Near the Sno-Isle Library.Monroe, Washington.November 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, street, travel, walking
  • 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.
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    Ilan Bresler Photography

  • Short Rest

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Find Optimal Background Image Size Using Google Analytics

    Scott
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    1366 x 768 is the most popular screen resolution by average. However, that might not be the case for your website. In fact, if your visitors are photographers then more than likely the website is being viewed on a large color calibrated monitor. But if your visitors are potential photography services customers then the chances of being viewed on an tablet size monitor is increased. Here are some links to sites talking about the most popular screen sizes. http://www.hobo-web.co.uk/best-screen-size/ http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_display.asp…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 9

    Editor
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Gong on a train ride via gevonservo Filter used: Normal via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Glad I’m just the photographer and not the goalie via gevonservo Filter used: Normal For a second there I thought I was in via raspinell Filter used: Normal Hayedo via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Something from the recent archives , thanks @scottwyden for letting me test the 20mm The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 9 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Who Are Your On Social Media? Person or Brand?

    Scott
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Buffer App posted a fantastic article on their blog talking about what you share on social media and how you portray yourself. The article is super important to read for photographers because so many are individual freelancers but also so many work as a team. So the question becomes, do you portray yourself as a person or as a brand? Who Are You On Social Media? In my personal opinion I believe it depends on the business.  If a wedding photography business has a Twitter account as @WeddingBiz and not @JohnDoe then the Twitter persona should be the brand always. That doesn’t mean that…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 8

    Editor
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Handball season begins. via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Pep talk via npappy123 Filter used: Normal Central park photowalk via igzabeher Filter used: Normal From the PAC Photowalk in Central Park after Photo Plus, Halloween weekend. igzabeherphotography.com via scottwyden Filter used: Willow Lighting tight spaces via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Goal! via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Yes … yes it is a foggy morning by the pale sky light…. The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 8 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Sprouting Photographer Announces free “Take Back Your 80%” Course

    Scott
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Our friends at Sprouting Photographer have launched a really cool business course for photographers. When starting a photography business, many photographers do not realize how of the creative work is done compared to the business work. Typically it is 80% business and 20% creativity. When photographers do not realize this, it shocks them greatly from the get go. Well, our friends at Sprouting Photographer just launched a free course called “Take Back Your 80%” which is intended to help guide photographers through the process of swapping that 80% and 20% so that photographers are…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • MCP’S Biggest Sale Ever Starts Now

    Jodi Friedman
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Scroll down to reveal your promo code — use this at checkout starting today and save BIG! Please do us a favor and PIN/SHARE this post if you love photography, editing or MCP.  It would mean so much to us. The sale / discount code is valid today, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, this coming Sunday, and Cyber Monday. The post MCP’S Biggest Sale Ever Starts Now appeared first on MCP Actions.
  • Which Is Better? The Film vs Digital Debate

    MCP Actions
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s confession time. I used to think that modern photographers who used film cameras had lost their minds. I admit it, I judged them a bit. Who would use film vs digital? Who on earth would PAY for film and then PAY again for developing and WAIT for the images? For only 24 or 36 frames? What kind of Koo-laid were they drinking? I was happy shooting 600 frames per session and checking the back of my LCD after each change in lighting. I mean, advances in cameras have come a long way and image quality is better than ever. Deep down inside, I think was actually…jealous? I mean, who…
  • Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

    MCP Actions
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
      With the holiday prep in full swing, you may be looking for that ideal gift for that photographer friend of yours, or items to put on your own wish list. Below is a list of some great tools that I have on my own wish list, or that I have come across and thought they looked like fabulous finds for any shutterbug. From stocking stuffers to big eye-poppers, there is something sure to fit anyone’s budget. PowerPax $6.39: Nothing is more annoying than to empty the contents of my camera bag when searching for charged batteries for a quick change out during a shoot, and end up pulling all…
  • A Photographers Guide to Understanding Light

    MCP Actions
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    “Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman Understanding light and how it works is a key to amazing photography.  Learn tips and tricks now to get the most from the light around you. The Best Time to Shoot: The Golden Hours The best light for taking photographs is available to you during the ‘golden hours,’ which are roughly one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset. This light is soft and diffuse and casts golden hues on all it touches. It’s…
  • Fix Exposure, Color and Light for Beautiful Portraits

    Jodi Friedman
    14 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Fix Exposure, Color and Light for Beautiful Portraits The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they…
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    Echenique dot com

  • LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter

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

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

  • A not-so-remote quarry

    John
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:14 am
    Dalt’s Quarry is in Borrowdale, just off the path from Grange to Castle Crag I got back from the Lake District at the start of the week. Before I went the forecast really hadn’t been too promising – a series . . .
  • Norway in 5 minutes

    John
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    For one reason or another, something always crops up whenever I’ve planned to visit Norway. Long ago, a Norwegian girlfriend moved on before our summer trip, a business conference was cancelled at the last minute, and more recently a tour . . .
  • Nikon’s D750 – now that’s an upgrade

    John
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    So Nikon have just announced a D750, and it’s got some interesting new features for Nikon’s higher end bodies. Early this year, when I switched from a D700 to a D800, I wrote about how it felt a rather old-fashioned camera. . . .
  • Continuity

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

    John
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:40 pm
    Even before yesterday’s announcement  Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture, consistently the most-visited page on my Lightroom site was Moving from Aperture to Lightroom. Since the devil is always in the detail, I would encourage any Aperture refugees to read . . .
 
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Send Kids To Japan Fundraiser – Fine Art Print 80% Off For A Limited Time

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    BUY IT NOW! $99 80% off for a limited time All profits will be donated to the CRMS / Japan Student Exchange program. This fine art print by John Paul Caponigro portrays autumn colors at Asticou Gardens in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Asticou Gardens is styled after a Japanese stroll garden with many traditional Japanese design features elegantly blended with the natural setting and vegetation of coastal Maine. Much like this exchange program, it is a seamless fusion of Maine and Japan. Each fine art print is printed on an 8.5×11 inch sheet of coated archival rag paper using pigmented…
  • Exploring Bones On Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    It wasn’t surprising that I found many bones in Namibia’s Skeleton Coast Park. Sharing Henry Moore’s and Georgia O’Keefe’s fascination with bones I couldn’t resist making a number of sketches with my iPhone. Here’s a selection of them. View more Namibia posts here. Find out about my Namibia digital photography workshop here.  
  • Tracking An Elephant On Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

    johnpaulcaponigro
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    In the Wilderness Safari’s Skeleton Coast camp they name the elephants after the guides. The old male, Papa G, not wanting to scuffle with younger males, often walks alone far away from the herd. In musk he can become testy. Giraffes, oryx, baboons and people alike stay at a respectful distance. One evening, we followed Papa G from sunset to dusk, as he weaved his way out of a dry riverbed, across small dune fields, through clay playas, around small mountains that sheltered our camp, and to the water hole that lay close by. Chance encounters like these help make every day special. View more…
  • Headspace – Treat Your Head Right

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:55 am
    Headspace is meditation made simple. Using their app and online techniques they make it easy-to-learn, fun-to-do, and relevant to your everyday life. (It got my 13 year old son to start his own meditation practice!) See what 10 minutes a day can do for you today. Try Headspace now! Learn more about Meditation here.
  • All It Takes Is 10 Mindful Minutes – Andy Puddicombe – TED

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    “When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present.” Take 10 today with Andy Puddicombe’s delightful App and website – Headspace. Learn more about Meditation here. Find Recommended Reading on Meditation here.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The Happiest of Turkey Days to You!

    Moose
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    With so much to be thankful for in 2014, Moose & Sharon, Brent, Katt & Jake wishes you all a great Thanksgiving! and no Thanksgiving would be complete without seeing this ….
  • What Really Makes Photography Fun

    Moose
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    When all the f/stops and shutter speed settles, there is one thing that really makes photography fun … family! Whether they are the subject or who you come home to after a photographic adventure to share your photos with, it’s all about family. And when you can share the photographic process with family (the boys & me in Africa a month ago), well then you really know the fun. Just another great thing to be thankful for in our photography.
  • There is Just Something About … Wilderness

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    …that just sucks you in. Its quiet, its serenity, its taking you as you are, it’s just a place where one can get lost for all the right reasons in all the right ways. The Chilkat Valley is such a wilderness where the sounds of the ice drifting down the river and the calling Bald Eagles are all the sounds floating on the frost laden air. It’s just another thing I’m so thankful for, that something about … wilderness.
  • Nikon Rebate Huge Hit!

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    WOW … pick a body and receive HUGE instant Nikon Rebates. I’m told a TON of you are taking advantage of the huge savings … get them while they last. Something to ponder watching that football game this week.
  • The Magic of Eagles

    Moose
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks … thanks for the gorgeous Chilkat River Valley that in the 70’s wise folks were smart enough to preserve for the eagles. Thankful for the GREAT guys who asked us to come up to witness this amazing part of our wild heritage. And thankful the majesty of the Bald Eagle still flies in our skies and we can watch them endlessly going through their antics. It was an amazing week with much more to come once back to a reliable connection. Homeward bound after this past week, it sticks in your soul, the magic of eagles.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • iStabilizer monopod: More than just a 'selfie-stick'

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

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

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

    David Cardinal
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    I’ve always envied pros wandering around with their classic Domke photo bags. Sleek, practical, and oozing history, they were also rugged enough to take a beating anywhere in the world. However, whether because I needed to lug large lenses, carry a laptop, or have a bag with enough padding so that I could check it in a pinch, there was never a Domke that fit my needs. Until now. The new Domke Metro Messenger bag is perfect for a traveling photographers “walk-around” gear and laptop. I’ve been using one for a few weeks, so I have plenty of experiences with it to share with you… read…
  • Nikon D750 Field test: All the camera you can fit in one hand -- Updated with Nikon D810 comparison

    David Cardinal
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    The first impression you get when taking a Nikon D750 out of the box is that it is the perfect size and shape for a DSLR (at least for me). It is smaller and lighter than other "semi-pro" models, with a deep hand grip that makes it easy to carry in one hand – even without a strap. It’s no mirrorless or rangefinder, but a pleasant change from larger DSLRs. read more
 
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    Prolost

  • Visual Effects are Not the Answer

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

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

  • Bob Martus for People Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

  • Vemödalen vs. Zero to One

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

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

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

  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

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

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

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

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

    David Saffir
    3 Oct 2013 | 3:46 pm
    New Webinar – sponsored by Datacolor and co-sponsored by Metz Not too long ago, standard practice for lighting large spaces involved hauling a lot of heavy equipment into a venue, laying out electrical service lines, creating support stands and scaffolding, and so on. Of course there was also tearing it all down, packing it away, […]
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 259 - Frederick Van Johnson

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

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

    9 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Jamel Shabazz has been documenting the ‘Urban Life’ for over 30 years. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY he picked up his first camera at the age of 15 and proceeded to record the world around him. Jamel has drawn inspiration from the great James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Robert Capa, Chester Higgins and Eli Reed.  He is the author of 3 monographs, ‘Back in the Days’, ‘The Last Sunday in June’ and ‘A Time Before Crack, Jamel is presently working on his fourth book, entitled ‘The 90’s'. Jamel is dedicated to mentoring youth, both in the…
  • TCF Ep. 256 - Corwin Hiebert

    2 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Corwin Hiebert is a management and marketing consultant to creative entrepreneurs (like world-renowned photographer and best-selling author David duChemin). He is the author of the  book Living the Dream: Putting Your Creativity to Work [and Getting Paid] and he's the business development instructor at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. His company is called Taendem Agency. He doesn't blog, he delivers. He has released the Business Action Planner, a 300+ page PDF, which walks photographers through the process of creating a successful photographic business.    Resources:…
  • TCF Ep. 255 - Hugo Passarello Luna

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hugo Passarello 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…
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

    Derrald
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Morning’s First Light For today’s image, I’m posting a photograph captured this summer in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. A beautiful and peaceful place, today’s image was capture on a calm, quiet morning at Stockade Lake on the western edge of the park. It was a perfect day to capture the reflection of the morning sun illuminating the clouds to the east. It was so calm the grasses on the shoreline did not sway at all as I captured this image of solitude and serenity. Technical Details: Canon 5d Mark II, 24mm TS-E f/3.5L lens, f/13, 1/4 sec.,…
  • Happy Halloween!

    Derrald
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Happy Halloween Wishing everyone a safe and spooky Halloween!
  • Photo(s) Friday: The Autumn Leaf Collection

    Derrald
    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.
 
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    Photo Review News

  • Sony unveils α7 II (ILCE-7M2)

    21 Nov 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Sony has announced an update to its α7 interchangeable-lens camera, the α7 II (ILCE-7M2), which features optical 5-axis image stabilisation.
  • Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9 updates

    21 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Blackmagic Design has announced a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera.
  • Samsung launches NX1 camera

    21 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Samsung Electronics Australia has released the NX1 camera, which features a 28-megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS sensor, 4K and Ultra HD video recording and high-level Wi-Fi capabilities.
  • Australian and international photography exhibition

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:54 pm
    An exhibition of images from acclaimed Australian and international photographers opens today and runs until 21 December 2014 at the new Badger
  • Firmware update for Olympus CSCs

    13 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Olympus has issued a firmware update for its OM-D and PEN cameras that improves AF performance with the recently-released M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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

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

    12 Nov 2014 | 4:18 pm
    An update to the popular α5000 that provides higher resolution, a touch-screen monitor, improved movie recording and a fast hybrid AF system with 179 detection points.
  • Sirui T-025X Carbon Fibre Tripod Kit

    3 Nov 2014 | 4:47 pm
    A compact and lightweight carbon fibre tripod that is ideal for travelling photographers with CSC cameras or smaller DSLRs.
  • 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.
 
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Thankful For All The Time Spent in Nature

    RR Jr
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    I’ve been really fortunate in my life, simply because of all the time I’ve been able to spend in nature. That’s probably the main reason I decided to become a landscape photographer. More than the cameras, the gear, the prints, the often scary but exciting opportunity to share my work with others…it’s the quiet moments in nature I appreciate the most. And more than that, I’m thankful for the privilege and opportunity I’ve had of sharing nature’s beauty with family, friends, and students this year. A great little book I picked up recently…
  • Learning the Essentials of Composition in Landscape Photography

    RR Jr
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Yesterday I gave a talk at the BH Event Space titled “Essential Composition in Landscape Photography,” and I wanted to share some of it here on the blog. As I prepared for the talk, I realized how daunting it was to try and cover all the different approaches to composition, and at the same time make it clear and simple to understand. So I relied on the best definition of composition I have ever heard: “To compose a subject well means no more than to see and present it in the strongest manner possible.” – Edward Weston I love this definition because it is specific yet so…
  • Workflow Video – Editing and Stitching Panoramas Using Lightroom and Photoshop

    RR Jr
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    Hudson Valley Snow / 8 images from Olympus E-M1, f/5.6@1/1250 sec / ISO 400, 20mm, no filters I get lots of questions about stitching and editing panoramas, and since I just made one last week here in the Hudson Valley after our first snow of the year, it seemed like an opportune time to make this video. I used Adobe Lightroom 5 to make the initial adjustments and Photoshop CC for stitching. I also used a new fantastic FLM tripod and ball head which I’ll get into more detail in a future post. Watch the video for the in-depth details, as well as my aesthetic approach to making the…
  • What You Need As A Photographer

    RR Jr
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    There’s only one thing you really need to be creative as a photographer; imagination and the commitment to hard work. While magazines and camera manufacturers may disagree, I think most experienced photographers will agree that tools don’t inspire creativity, imagination and curiosity does. Human history has produced great art regardless of the tools available, from cave paintings to fantastic pinhole photographs. None have let the limitations of their tools inhibit their inspiration to share something worthwhile, or work hard at developing their vision. How do I know this?
  • E.O. Wilson On The Value of Metaphor in Art

    RR Jr
    14 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    “The creative writer, composer, or visual artist conveys, often obliquely by abstraction or deliberate distortion, his own perceptions and the feelings he hopes to evoke — about something, about anything, real or imagined. He seeks to bring forth in an original way some truth or other about the human experience. He tries to pass what he creates directly along the channel of human experience, from his mind to your mind. His work is judged by the power and beauty of its metaphors. He obeys a dictum ascribed to Picasso: art is the lie that shows us the truth.” E. O. Wilson I read…
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • A Boring day in Paradise

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

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

    David Saxe
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    I rarely go back to the same place to take photographs but there are some spots that I am truly attracted to. For instance there is this wall, a wall in West Palm beach, another in Hollywood Beach, a corner of Madison Square Park in NYC—and many more. The interesting thing about these places though […]
  • Explanation Not Required

    David Saxe
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    I look at a lot of photographs these days. I cannot help it because the web is saturated with photography—both good and bad. Sometimes you see an image and like it immediately—it just sucks you in. Other times you look at a photo, and you are puzzled—you just cannot connect with what the photographer is trying […]
  • Patience may be a virtue

    David Saxe
    1 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Everybody has their own style in taking photographs. And included in that style are “sub styles” which further define a photographers mark. For instance, I like documentary photography or what is commonly known as “street photography”. Although I am not entirely comfortable with that term, that is what I do, whenever I have a camera […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

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

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

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

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

    nine-volt
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
    Photographer Matt Molloy has created a nice how-to time stacking tutorial from time-lapse images. He goes into further detail in a blog post you can find here.
 
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Weddings at Queen of All Saints | Syeda & Mark

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

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

    michele
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:28 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 - Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement Photos| Lori & Lorenzo We had so much fun with these two at their engagement session!  Can’t wait for their wedding in 2015! Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding…
  • The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding | Jenny & Rudy

    michele
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:38 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 - The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Wedding | Jenny & Rudy Thank you Jenny & Rudy! xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Bride’s Guide: Ceremony: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Reception: The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus Photography: Michele and Andy of Misha…
  • Green House Lofts Wedding | Crystal & Andrew

    michele
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:34 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 - Green House Lofts Wedding | Crystal & Andrew Ceremony: Queen of All Saints Church Chicago, Il Reception:  Green House Lofts Join us on FACEBOOK!  Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest A moment alone in Queen of All Saints Church Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple,…
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #24

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

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

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

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

  • Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

    Krishna Mohan
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:19 am
    My bathroom is haven for spiders. Huntsman spider, Cellar spiders (Pholcidae), Adanson’s House Jumper are all coexist with us. They also help rid my bathroom of pesky cockroaches, ants and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Developing Digital Black & White

    Krishna Mohan
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

    Krishna Mohan
    7 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Studio Family Portraits

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Golden Gate

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

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

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

    Ross Murphy
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:26 pm
    5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f/4 L IS, f/9, 4 sec at 111mm Larger ImageTwo shot panorama of Seattle at dusk. Processed in Lightroom and CS6.  I like to shoot a city scape just after sunset at dusk, the city lights are visible and the sky has not yet turned black. Seattle is still my favorite city to shoot, there are many locations that offer excellent views like the classic one above, Kerry Park on Highland Ave.More of my Seattlescapes can be found hereRoss Images In Light
  • Perspective Correction

    Ross Murphy
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Larger ImageImage: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, 24mm, f/11 at 1/60 sec. Perspective correction is something we come up against whenever architectural elements are the subject matter of a photograph. This image of the lighthouse in Mukilteo is a good example. Looking at this image subjectively some will say the image should be fully corrected and some will say it would look un-natural that way. I believe a certain amount of distortion is acceptable and appears more natural.   Other issues with correction are reduced resolution due to crop and sharpness loss from the correction itself,…
 
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • Mind-Bending Dioramas That Distort How You See Reality

    Jakob Schiller
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Photography has long been debated as a source of “truth.” However, what you see in a photo is not always reality. The post Mind-Bending Dioramas That Distort How You See Reality appeared first on WIRED.
  • Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space

    Zachary Slobig
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    When photographed through a microscope, drops of seawater look like the outer reaches of the cosmos. The post Magnified Plankton Looks Just Like Outer Space appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Psychedelic Customized Big Rigs of India

    Zachary Slobig
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    The cargo trucks criss-crossing India are brash, psychedelic folk art. They're covered from bumper to bumper in religious iconography, talismans, and all manner of elaborate motifs, prompting the men behind their wheels to affectionately call them their "painted ladies." The post The Psychedelic Customized Big Rigs of India appeared first on WIRED.
  • 24 Photographs Taken at the Exact Same Moment All Around the World

    Anna Goldwater Alexander
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    It would have taken just one of those 24 people to flake out for the whole project to fail. Thanks to all two-dozen participants around the globe, that didn’t happen. The post 24 Photographs Taken at the Exact Same Moment All Around the World appeared first on WIRED.
  • Incredible Photos Taken at Exact Opposite Ends of the Earth

    Wired Magazine
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Stand up. Look at your feet. Now imagine boring a hole straight down. After nearly 8,000 miles that hole would break through to the other side—another hemisphere, another culture, another season, another world. Wherever it ends up, you and the other side are at antipodes, diametrically opposed points on Earth. The post Incredible Photos Taken at Exact Opposite Ends of the Earth appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Fusion

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

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

    Rich Legg
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    iPhone 5S – 1/30 second, f/2.2, ISO 50
  • Self Portrait: On the Job

    Rich Legg
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 lens – 1/25 second, f/5.6, ISO 3200
  • Jack

    Rich Legg
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/5.6, ISO 100
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    Dane Sanders

  • A Guilt Free Double Dogg Dare on Black Friday

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

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

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

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

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

  • Happy Accidents: Sometimes When You Screw Up, You Wind Up Smelling Like Jellied Cranberry Sauce

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    This tight head and neck portrait of a Wild Turkey tom was created near my home at Indian Lake Estates way back when, on February 16, 2008 with the Canon 500mm f/4L IS lens (now replaced by the much lighter Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM lens), the 2X II YC (now [...]
  • Hard to Believe Subject Variety at Bosque

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:20 am
    The Streak Continues: 361 Denise and I finished up Day 2 of our Bosque Creative IPT at the crane pools with a decent sunset and lots of very good silhouette opportunities. At Bosque even the clear sunsets can be great if you know where to be. We went out of the box in the pre-dawn [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • The Pyrrhic Victory of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” in Photos

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    In August, Scott Olson’s photo of a defiant, kneeling man, captured the all the complexity and emotion of the tragedy in Ferguson. TIME featured a vertical crop on their cover. Artist Eric Drooker credited Olson as the inspiration for an oil painting used as a New Yorker cover in the same week. This week in Ferguson, MO, a grand jury decided against indicting Officer Darren Wilson. A wave of protests ensued, and Getty photographer Justin Sullivan captured this incredible silhouette of a man with his hands up rimmed by the light of cop cars. As protests turned to rioting and…
  • The Integrity of the Image tl;dr

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr: Using the darkroom as an analogy and starting point for the discussion of digital manipulation is outmoded There are no concrete, widely accepted guidelines. Interviewees assess images on a case-by-case basis.
  • 13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah Harry) a quick tweet, and get a big dose of inspiration this Holiday season. Danny Clinch – Danny Clinch Rockstar photographer, Danny Clinch, compiled his iconic images into his eponymous tome. Fans of contemporary portraiture as well as music lovers will dig this book, and the foreword by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. Testament – Chris Hondros Chris Hondros was tragically killed in a mortar attack while covering the unrest in Libya. Hondros…
  • The Fastest SD Cards for the Canon 7D

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Hudson Bay Polar Bears

    David
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
      In a couple days I’ll be on a small plane heading towards Wapusk National Park on Hudson Bay, Cape Churchill to be exact, to live on the tundra buggies for 8 nights and spend my days with Polar Bears and Arctic Fox. I’m thrilled. It’s the first of several bear trips I’m doing over the coming year. I’ve also chartered the Ocean Light II again later in 2015, and will be in the Khutzeymateen with the grizzlies and the Great Bear Rainforest looking for the kermode, or Spirit Bear.  My time among the grizzlies in the Khutz last year was some of the most…
  • Study the Masters: Margaret Bourke-White

    David
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    At the Time of the Louisville Flood (1937)   Gandhi (1946) “If you want to photograph a man spinning, give some thought to why he spins. Understanding for a photographer is as important as the equipment he uses.” –Margaret Bourke-White “Utter truth is essential and that is what stirs me when I look through the camera” –Margaret Bourke-White. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) died from the effects of Parkinson’s disease the year I was born. In her 67 years she accomplished an astonishing amount for one lifetime, for anyone, let alone for a woman of her generation. She is …
  • About Critique

    David
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Popular photography education is awash in the idea that critique is helpful. God knows there are more than enough voices out there willing to give it, solicited or otherwise.  And while I think it can be helpful, it often falls wildly short on the ability to provide that critique in a positive way. Nor, I think, does it give any guidance on how to choose those voices, or even what to do with that critique, once given. I believe that getting honest critique, as hard as it is to both find it, and listen to it, is important in our growth as both craftsmen and artists. Taken from the right…
  • Inspired by the Tangible

    David
    8 Nov 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Any company whose mission revolves around being inspired by the tangible and getting images off our devices and into our hands is a company run by people I want to hang out with. So I’ve been ordering prints from Artifact Uprising and am seriously impressed with them – their quality and their service are spectacular. And their blog is inspiring, too. Go to the Ambassadors page, on which I am self-consciously featured among some truly talented people – people whose work you might just want to check out. I preach the “print your work, live with it, and share it”…
  • The Created Image, Vol.02

    David
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    This July we hosted the second Created Image conference here in Vancouver. This time I was joined by Steve Simon and Piet van Den Eynde for this intense photography weekend. Over two days we talked about making compelling photographs – from learning to see and honing the skills that have nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with making images, to the power of visual storytelling, and the digital darkroom. What we packed into these two days of education was enough to stretch even the largest brains and hearts.  And knowing that not everyone can afford the time or money to…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • The Pyrrhic Victory of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” in Photos

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    In August, Scott Olson’s photo of a defiant, kneeling man, captured the all the complexity and emotion of the tragedy in Ferguson. TIME featured a vertical crop on their cover. Artist Eric Drooker credited Olson as the inspiration for an oil painting used as a New Yorker cover in the same week. This week in Ferguson, MO, a grand jury decided against indicting Officer Darren Wilson. A wave of protests ensued, and Getty photographer Justin Sullivan captured this incredible silhouette of a man with his hands up rimmed by the light of cop cars. As protests turned to rioting and…
  • The Integrity of the Image tl;dr

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr: Using the darkroom as an analogy and starting point for the discussion of digital manipulation is outmoded There are no concrete, widely accepted guidelines. Interviewees assess images on a case-by-case basis.
  • 13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah Harry) a quick tweet, and get a big dose of inspiration this Holiday season. Danny Clinch – Danny Clinch Rockstar photographer, Danny Clinch, compiled his iconic images into his eponymous tome. Fans of contemporary portraiture as well as music lovers will dig this book, and the foreword by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. Testament – Chris Hondros Chris Hondros was tragically killed in a mortar attack while covering the unrest in Libya. Hondros…
  • The Fastest SD Cards for the Canon 7D

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:47 am
    Taxes are a headache for everyone.  But photographers often have special tax issues to consider. How do you find out what applies to you? Go to your states tax website and search for “photographers.” For example, conducting an Internet search on “Nevada state tax,” this website is one of the top options: http://tax.nv.gov/ After entering “photographers” in the search box in the upper right hand, one of the results leads to this: http://tax.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/taxnvgov/Content/TaxLibrary/October%202011%20Nevada%20Tax%20Notes%20Issue%20176.pdf where you…
  • Thank you for your service, Veterans!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Thank you for your service, Veterans!! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
  • Including Dates of Publications with Your Registered Photos

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
      As discussed in this August 19, 2014, blog entry,  the U.S. Copyright Office has issued a public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition. In Section 1116.1 of the Compendium, entitled “Eligibility Requirements” for “Group Registration of Published Photographs” (Chapter 1100, page 56) it states: If the applicant provides a range of publication dates in the application and identifies the specific date of publication in the deposit copies, the Office will retain the deposit material for the full term of the copyright. In all…
  • Do You Need a Permit to Photograph in Wilderness Areas?

    Carolyn E. Wright
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Wild Stallion Fight – © 2014 Carolyn E. Wright (Taken on BLM Land) This is a guest blog entry by Photographer Jeff Conrad (check his great Sun/Moon Calculator and article on Depth of Field), who has followed the legislation on permits to photograph on public lands for years, including this blog post in September 2013. Thanks for his clarifications and information on the recent proposal about photographing in wilderness areas below: Permits to Photograph in Wilderness Areas? By Jeff Conrad A recent proposal (Federal Register, September 4, 2014) to revise the Forest Service Handbook…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The Happiest of Turkey Days to You!

    Moose
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    With so much to be thankful for in 2014, Moose & Sharon, Brent, Katt & Jake wishes you all a great Thanksgiving! and no Thanksgiving would be complete without seeing this ….
  • What Really Makes Photography Fun

    Moose
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    When all the f/stops and shutter speed settles, there is one thing that really makes photography fun … family! Whether they are the subject or who you come home to after a photographic adventure to share your photos with, it’s all about family. And when you can share the photographic process with family (the boys & me in Africa a month ago), well then you really know the fun. Just another great thing to be thankful for in our photography.
  • There is Just Something About … Wilderness

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    …that just sucks you in. Its quiet, its serenity, its taking you as you are, it’s just a place where one can get lost for all the right reasons in all the right ways. The Chilkat Valley is such a wilderness where the sounds of the ice drifting down the river and the calling Bald Eagles are all the sounds floating on the frost laden air. It’s just another thing I’m so thankful for, that something about … wilderness.
  • Nikon Rebate Huge Hit!

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    WOW … pick a body and receive HUGE instant Nikon Rebates. I’m told a TON of you are taking advantage of the huge savings … get them while they last. Something to ponder watching that football game this week.
  • The Magic of Eagles

    Moose
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks … thanks for the gorgeous Chilkat River Valley that in the 70’s wise folks were smart enough to preserve for the eagles. Thankful for the GREAT guys who asked us to come up to witness this amazing part of our wild heritage. And thankful the majesty of the Bald Eagle still flies in our skies and we can watch them endlessly going through their antics. It was an amazing week with much more to come once back to a reliable connection. Homeward bound after this past week, it sticks in your soul, the magic of eagles.
 
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Family Portrait Photography

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

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 11.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer

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

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

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

  • Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X 

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:28 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski This is a long overdue post, sharing some more photos of the beautiful plains of Bagan taken during my last year trip. Although I posted pictures from Bagan before, I still do have a lot of material from this adventure and I’m still going through the photos and processing them. This is truly a remarkable site. It’s been almost a year since I returned and vivid memories keep coming to me from Bagan every time I daydream and return to this magical place. Of course the most iconic and recognizable images from Bagan are the over…
  • Photographing in Airports

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Ahh, the joy of travel photography, who doesn’t love that? But like everything in life, all that glitters is not gold. For travel photography, you actually need to travel, and in many circumstances, air travel and lengthy waits in airports are common. Nobody likes being stranded in a terminal for hours…….  Continue reading the entire article by clicking here at Digital Photography School     The post Photographing in Airports appeared first on Daniel Korzeniewski Photography.
  • An Afternoon at the Lang Gom Tho Ha Village | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Staying a couple of days in Hanoi was an exhilarating experience. Photographing and exploring the old rural Vietnam was one of the main reasons for the trip to the northern region of the country. Vietnam is a place of bewilderment; there is no need to travel long from the big conglomerates to see unspoiled rural life. Just about fifty kilometers away from Hanoi, on the banks of the Cau River, the ancient village of Lang Gom Tho Ha offers a trip back in time. Real country life still happens here; perhaps the fact that the Cau River…
  • Hanoi in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:13 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Beautiful lakes surrounded by broad tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, ancient temples, citizens that seems to be always on the move, and rich in cultural and culinary traditions, Hanoi – the capital city of Vietnam – can be visually intoxicating at first, in the good sense. This is paradise for the street or travel photographer. I had a wonderful time strolling around and taking photos. Just imagine a location so inspiring that in every turn of a corner there is a new story praying to be captured and…
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • Think Tank Photo Releases New Bags

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

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

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

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

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    I recently came across one article on a website suggesting that Canon and Nikon can be blamed for the DSLR market dramatic shrinking. The author of such an article must either live outside of this world or have an out of focus vision of reality...
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    Photography News

  • 2015 Aftermath Project Grant of $20,000

    Diana Topan
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    November 11, 2014 /Photography News/ The Aftermath Project’s mission is to support photographic projects that tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. Grant proposals should reflect an understanding of this mission. Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict, not just international wars. The conflict may have been at the community…
  • Snap Photography Festival - 13th - 17th April 2015

    Diana Topan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Press releaseA world class line up is announced as part of SNAP, the UK's first ever photography festival aimed at wedding and lifestyle photographersCopyright © Alan LawNovember 21, 2014 /Photography News/ The launch of www.snapphotofestival.com today showcases the first ever festival of this kind in the UK.  Held at the beautiful Fforest resort, in West Wales. The festival will run to the same format as a music festival, but is designed as an immersive learning and creative development experience for more than 100 photographers from all over the world.  Some of the world's most…
  • Remembering Mungo Ponton, Inventor of the Photoengraving Processes

    Diana Topan
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    Mungo PontonNovember 20, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 213 years ago today, on 20 November 1801, Mungo Ponton was a Scotish inventor who in created a method of permanent photography based on sodium dichromate.In 1839, while experimenting with early photographic processes developed that year by William Henry Fox Talbot, Ponton discovered the light-sensitive quality of sodium dichromate. He presented his findings to the Society of Arts for Scotland, but did not attempt to patent the photographic process. However, he published his findings in the Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. Others…
  • Life Framer Photography Prize | Edition 2

    Diana Topan
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    November 3, 2014 /Photography News/ A prestigious jury, 3 international exhibitions and $7000 in prizes…Life Framer is an international photography prize designed to source and showcase outstanding photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers. Its aim is to bring exposure to talented photographers from all over the world: their talent, their art, their lives.The first edition of the award was an overwhelming success, with 24 winning photographers discovered and showcased in exhibitions in London and Switzerland. Edition 2 builds on this success - more ambitious and truly…
  • 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…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • 1300 Pounds of Fragility

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

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

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    A unique event at Texas Motor Speedway showing why Red Bull is truly the king of extreme sports productions. Timed pylon races within the confines of the race track proved to be very entertaining.
  • 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. 
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Great Black Friday Deals for Filmmaking Gear – B&H, TheMusicBed, Kessler …

    Nino Leitner
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    It’s that time of the year again – Thanksgiving, many people taking a break and getting ready for the holiday shopping craze that starts hours later, on Black Friday. As it happens, everybody and their mum is trying to sell you something especially during that time of the year when they want you to believe that there are great savings to be made. Truth is, these savings aren’t all that great in many cases, so it simply takes time to assess a deal for what it’s really worth. We here at cinema5D tried to do just that and here’s a condensed list of currently rebated…
  • Kickstarter – Mikme One Touch Wireless Recording Microphone

    Tim Fok
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Here’s an interesting tool that some filmmakers struggling with audio may like. Mikme is a wireless recording microphone, offering 24bit 96kHz audio at the touch of one button. Check out their Kickstarter campaign in the video below: Mikme is discreet, small and simple. One top button turns the device one, records audio and plays back your last clip; it is designed to make audio capture incredibly easy. Further more at the base is control for volume, battery indicator, Bluetooth pairing, a 3.5mm output for headphones/camera etc and a USB for charging and data transfer. The integrated…
  • Tentacle Sync Timecode Generator – perfect in-camera audio synchronization – Quick review

    Nino Leitner
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    We already reported about it in a recent news post (click here) – Tentacle Sync is a small black box (about the size and shape of a LP-E6 Canon battery which you might be familiar with from the 5D and 7D) which attaches to your camera and audio recorder and generates timecode.  Now the guys behind the Indiegogo campaign and the product itself gave us a chance to use their prototypes and take them for a spin on a shoot. And I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed. Syncing video and audio has been an important issue for mid-range to semi-pro shooters ever since DSLRs became…
  • Panlight Kickstarter – remote directional control for lights and small cameras

    Tim Fok
    22 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    Crowd funding is all the rage when it comes to innovative gadgets these days – check out the Panlight, a remote directional control device for lights and small cameras alike. Although the Panlight has been primarily targeted at photographers for flash placement, it can equally be useful for filmmakers with use of lightweight lights such as small LED panels. The Panlight is a designed to sit onto top of a light stand and mounts to your device via cold shoe attachment. The controller allows you to remotely refine the position of the light by adjusting the Panlight with 360 degrees of…
  • Kickstarter – BeeWorks 5 Camera Stabilizer with Unique Kinetic Remote

    Tim Fok
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:56 am
    Check out this Kickstarter of the BeeWorks 5 camera stabilizer, a lightweight 3-axis gimbal device with a unique Kinetic Remote that follows the physical movement of the operator. The BeeWorks 5 (or BW05) is a an all aluminum, sleek design that does well in slenderizing the form factor of a motored camera stabilizer; all motors and wires are hidden and the battery tucks up into the arm. It can proudly self classify as lightweight, coming in nearly 3/4s of a pound lighter than the Movi M5 at 4.06lbs. It has internal cable runs for USB and HDMI that run through the carriage to the handle,…
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • Lighting The Way

    tim
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Categories: Galleries WonderingsTags: asphaltblack and white photographybuildingcityfine art photographyilluminationlamplamp postslightlightinglightsphotographyreflectionroadstreetstreet lightsurbanwaterSometimes you must reflect in order to light the way forward.(Read more...)
  • Digital Billboard 2

    tim
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Categories: Architectonic GalleriesTags: advertisingarchitecturebillboardblack and white photographybuildingChicagocitydotsfine art photographyformIllinoislineperspectivephotographyurbanA second take on the Digital Billboard.(Read more...)
  • 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: Dreamscapes GalleriesTags: 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...)
 
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

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

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

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

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  • Sensor Crop Factors and Equivalence

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    The subject of sensor crop factors and equivalence has become rather controversial between photographers, sparking heated debates on photography sites and forums. So much has been posted on this topic, that it almost feels redundant to write about it again. Sadly, with all the great and not-so-great information out there on equivalence, many photographers are only left more puzzled and confused. Thanks to so many different formats available today, including 1″/CX, Micro Four Thirds, APS-C, 35mm/Full Frame, Medium Format (in different sizes), photographers are comparing these systems by…
  • Sony A7 II Pricing Announced

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    It did not take long for Sony to bring its new A7 II full-frame camera to the US market. But then, even from the Japanese announcement article, it is clear that the A7 series of mirrorless cameras are very popular among photographers, and this new model adds the very welcome sensor-based 5 axis image stabilization that works with any lens. Ought to be a real success for the manufacturer, especially at this price.Pre-Order InformationClick one of the following links to pre-order the new full-frame mirrorless Sony A7 II camera from B&H:Sony A7 II body only for $1,698Sony A7 II body + Sony…
  • How Taking a Step Back Adds Story to Photography

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    We all have our strengths and weaknesses, as well as ways to deal with the latter. And it is only natural for us to sort of… drift towards our strengths. Hold on to them, practice as often as we can and, by doing so, get even better at them. And so, before I inevitably talk about close-up portraits (which I am not very good at), I thought I’d first discuss much more loosely composed photography (which, though far from having mastered, I dare say I am rather better at).My word. This is such a relief to write about.NIKON D700 + 85.0 mm f/1.4 @ ISO 200, 1/1600, f/1.4Probably the…
  • Think Tank Airport Roller Derby Review

    John Bosley
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This is a review of the Think Tank Airport Roller Derby rolling camera bag. When I first saw that Think Tank had released a new 4 wheel camera bag, I was immediately curious. I had been using the Airport 4-Sight since it first came out and was very happy with it, but had filled it with as much gear as could fit in it and simply needed more room. The Roller Derby is a larger bag that looks like it has a few improvements over the 4-Sight. Could it become my new camera bag?1) Product Specifications1.1) Features– 4 dual wheel sets (8 wheels) – Meets US domestic and most international…
  • David and Goliath Visit Bird Kingdom

    Thomas Stirr
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    After an early arrival of winter in Southern Ontario I thought I’d escape it for a few hours by taking David (my Nikon 1 V2 with CX 70-300mm VR) and Goliath (my D800 with Tamron 150-600mm VC) to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada.NIKON 1 V2 + 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 159.8mm, ISO 1600, 1/30, f/5.6NIKON 1 V2 + 32mm f/1.2 @ 32mm, ISO 1600, 1/100, f/5.0Bird Kingdom features several display areas, two of which have many free flying birds. The Encounter Room has a number of parrots, cockatoos, and macaws on perches, as well as a small collection of reptiles. There are no free flying birds in this…
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  • Four New Philip Hyde Authorized Releases From Slickrock With Edward Abbey

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log Philip Hyde Photographs The Escalante River And Ernie’s Country In Capitol Reef National Park And The Maze, Canyonlands National Park For Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest With Edward Abbey On Sale For A Limited Time:  New Release Archival Fine Art Chromogenic Lightjet And Digital Prints Of Four Iconic Philip Hyde Photographs From Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest For more information about New Release Prints Pricing see the…
  • 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…
 
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  • The Countdown to Dubai is On!

    sesame
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism The countdown to Dubai is on. I really can’t believe that in the next week I will be flying with 20 other bloggers and everyone from my agency to experience some of the best the UAE has to offer. My camera is charged (actually, I am bringing two!) and the memory cards are cleared off, ready to be filled with unbelievable colour. Other than my cameras, sunglasses and sandals, I am not quite sure what to pack for this trip. I want to be respectful of their modest dress code, but it will be hot. I think it will be a week of…
  • Did someone speed up life?

    sesame
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    It is already time to send Gemma off to school camp again. That means that more than a year has passed since her nasty broken arm and that first time I really had to let her leave the nest on her own. In the twelve months that have flown by, I have found even more respect for this amazing girl we are raising. She is funny, happy and smart, but also still so young. Little things like a moth darting around the bathroom or the rumble of thunder in the distance can send her into our room at night yet she begs me to see the latest Hunger Games movie. While she might test the boundaries with us…
  • Worth every penny in every fountain I have passed!

    sesame
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    I believe in the power of wishing. While I am not naive enough to think that the power of wishing alone can cure a disease or that sitting on the couch with your fingers crossed will cause you to win the lottery, I do think that positive thinking is essential to propelling good fortune. It is what gets you out the door to live life as fully as you can every day and even off your couch to go and buy a lottery ticket. That hope of “what if?” was what led me to enter the Moments of Triumph Facebook competition for expats. There was a chance for an expat living in Australia to bring…
  • Lunchbox Routine

    sesame
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I have finally gotten into a routine in the mornings for lunchbox making and I think it helps that the core lunch for all three of my kids is the same on a day to day basis. I can’t get all fancy and search Pinterest for lunches that look the most amazing scenes from kid’s books made out of food for a bevy of reasons. Some more obvious than others. The main reason being, my kids will just not eat it. It isn’t that they are so in awe of the art involved, nope, they just get weirded out when their food is fancy. The other top reason being, I am not that mom*, but let’s…
  • Our Sunday and the outtakes…

    sesame
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:27 pm
    On Sunday I decided to do a quick Day in the Life of. There was no other reason than I wanted a photo challenge. I had seen the five days of black and white prompt making the rounds on Facebook, but I had yet to be nominated, so I thought I would do it anyway. When I decided to post the first photo I had taken and edited into black and white, I did not feel done. It had been a while since my last DILO, so with my replaced LG G3 in hand I set out to capture our day in images. Sunday looks like this. Then there was a little flat tire incident. Followed by a scooter incident. Which prompted…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • 8 Reasons I'm Grateful to Be a Photographer

    Chris Corradino
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    At about the same time each November, the photography corners of the internet are littered with lists to crown the best equipment of the year. Rather than adding more of the same, I'm opting to detail what I love about being a photographer.   1) A photographer has contact with all kinds of people from various walks of life. Whether I'm leading a workshop, or engaged in a shoot, I'm always fascinated to hear about the amazing things other people are doing. Perhaps no better example than Malala Yousafzai, who I met briefly during a portrait session. Although just 17 years old and of…
  • Last of the Autumn Color

    Chris Corradino
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Here are some scenes from Central Park taken a few weeks ago. Now, only the hardiest of leaves remain on the trees. The rest have been raked up to prepare for the inevitable first snow. 
  • Find Your Photo Passion

    Chris Corradino
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    When my photography students begin their image-making journey, my first lesson is not about f-stops or shutter speed. Instead, I advise them to work towards discovering their photo passion. What is it that they'll sit in the rain all day to shoot? Inevitably, each person has a different answer, and many are not yet sure. To find one's focus is an important first step though. When you love what you do, it's more likely that you'll stick with it and succeed. Read my recent tutorial for more tips on finding your photo passion. 
  • Walking Your Walk

    Chris Corradino
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    "Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream." - Marlon Wayans
  • Become a Visual Detective

    Chris Corradino
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    The way you view the world will undoubtedly impact your photography. If you're having trouble changing your vision, simply adjust your approach. Rather than thinking like a photographer, consider yourself a visual detective. This forces one to really study the space around them while paying careful attention to details. Through our inquisitive nature, we can uncover moments and photos that most would pass by. Let curiosity guide your compositions and you will learn to see differently. 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Brian Matiash
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    First off – I want to wish all of my fellow Americans a warm, safe, and happy Thanksgiving! Second, I’d like to share a little writeup that I just published over at Photofocus on what being thankful for 2014 means to me. I hope you enjoy it! http://brians.photos/PFThankful The post Happy Thanksgiving! appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • The new Sony a7II is ready for pre-order in the US!

    Brian Matiash
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Suffice it to say that I am very excited about new Sony a7II. Aside from the redesign of the body and enhanced hybrid-AF, the real show stopper here is Sony’s inclusion of a world’s first in-body 5-axis image stabilization in a full-frame mirrorless camera! Up until today, we hadn’t heard word about pricing and availability for US-based orders but that has now changed. Preorders are now being accepted at Amazon (click here) and B&H Photo (click here)! So waddya think? Will you be preordering? The post The new Sony a7II is ready for pre-order in the US! appeared first…
  • Improve photo compositions by segmenting

    Brian Matiash
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    Among the many roles that you, the photographer, have to take on, being the guide for your viewers is chief among them. If you present your viewers with a photo that lacks a sense of direction or flow, they will move on. Since the majority of our work these days is shared online and the time spent by viewers who are browsing is precious and fleeting, it’s our job to make sure that we do what we can with our photo compositions to engage the viewer. One way that I like to approach my photo compositions is by segmenting them into distinct zones. This gives the viewers’ eyes room to…
  • Winter approaching in infrared

    Brian Matiash
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    I was excited for yesterday’s trip to Kodak’s favorite dog park, Thousand Acres, near Troutdale. Despite the cold and the rain, I was pumped because I had the opportunity to put two new pieces of gear to work for the first time. Last week, I received my freshly modified Sony a7 converted to infrared. After my trip to Grand Tetons National Park a few months back, I had been itching to get one of my cameras converted. Thankfully, the good folks at Precision Camera were more than up to the task of performing the conversion. My good friend at Sony, Johnny Pham, highly recommended…
  • The uncertain path

    Brian Matiash
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:57 am
    Split toning is one of my favorite stylization actions to apply to my photos. Actually, judging by the success of companies like VSCO, it is safe to say that lots of photographers are digging hard on split toning. And why shouldn’t we? This simple technique allows me to add another layer of complexity to my images beyond what I would be able to capture just with my camera. I took this image a few weeks ago after Nicole and I finished up a shoot at Big Spring Creek Falls. I believe we were on FR90 when we came across this expanse of hilly pavement. The fog was moving fast so we jumped…
 
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  • On the Waterfront

    Lily Hydrangea
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:13 am
    I haven't been to Sea Cliff in ages. I remember visiting a great Aunt Louise who lived in the town years ago. Recently my parents & I drove by her old place to see if it was as charming and quaint as I remembered. It was, and though I didn't get a good picture of my aunt's old house, I did find this interesting scene just around the corner from it. I found this article when I googled Sea Cliff power plant. In short, Karin Barnaby of Sea Cliff started a petition to try and save this historic sight for lots of good reasons.  I urge you to go to this page and read about them here.
  • Priscilla and I would like to say Happy Veteran's Day to all our Veterans

    Lily Hydrangea
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
  • Connecticut as Seen from Oyster Bay

    Lily Hydrangea
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:52 am
    Someone was having a good time sailing on the bay the other day. If you look closely you can see a dark figure sitting on the edge of the sailboat. And check out those white caps!
  • 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.
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  • A Conversation with Superbowl and NBA Finals Photographer Jeff Lewis

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:05 pm
    We are excited to share our conversation with photographer Jeff Lewis. Jeff has photographed many high profile events including the Superbowl and the NBA finals for clients such as the Associated Press, the NFL Network and more. His work has been featured in Sports Illustrated, ESPN the magazine, GQ, Maxim, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times to name a few. You can follow Jeff on ViewBug and visit his website. 1. Tell us a bit about yourself, how do you describe your photography style? I’m a freelance sports photographer contracted with the Associated Press and own a company…
  • Light It Up Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing different sources of light in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Animoto. Animoto Pro is more than just a slideshow. A marketing, presentation and sales tool used by top photographers, Animoto creates emotionally-charged videos of your work in minutes. A special thanks to friend & professional photographer David Olkarni for his collaboration as the guest judge. We appreciate the votes of the photographers that helped us find the People’s Choice! Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Endless…
  • Meet ViewBug Member And Talented Photographer Brendan Van Son

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:23 am
    Brendan Von Son is a Canadian travel photographer and writer. He has been on the road as a travel journalist for over 5 years now and have seen over 80 countries. He is also the owner of the adventure travel magazine Vagabundo Magazine and is leading a photography workshop in Peru this coming May, find out more! To see more of his photos follow Brendan on ViewBug. “I really like ViewBug. To be honest, I’m not so concerned with the “winning” of contests. I like to come to ViewBug because the contests stretch my creativity. They allow me to try to focus on a given…
  • 18 Things We Are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:24 am
    With the holiday season just around the corner, we wanted to share our gratefulness for all the things that made 2014 such a fun, exciting and great year. To start the holidays we want to share this Monumental Cyber Monday Deal: Get 1 year of ViewBug Premium + Macphun Tonality Pro for $49 – that’s a $128 value for $49! Upgrade Now! Use Code: CyberYeah Want to go Pro? Upgrade to a year of ViewBug Pro for $119 ($20 off) and we’ll include Macphun Tonality for free.   18 Things We are Thankful For This Holiday Season: 1. You: Thank you for being with us during this…
  • Fstoppers Volume 5 Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their favorite photo in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Fstoppers. Fstoppers features product news, reviews, rumors, original projects and talented photographers from 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 the following finalists: “Colossus” by joseramos “A Trip through Space.” by caillumsmith “Sugar Grove Shelf Cloud” by jodimair “On the move” by DesireedeLeeuw…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Oirase Mountain Stream 2014 Travelogue (Podcast 449)

    Martin Bailey
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Today I walk you through two days of shooting in the beautiful Oriase Keiryu, which is a mountain stream not far from Towada Lake in Aomori, the northern-most prefecture of Honshu, the main island of Japan. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. At the end of October, one of my best friends here in Japan got married, and my wife and I were invited. The wedding was near my friend’s home in Akita, a prefecture of Japan way up north, on the western Japan Sea side of Honshu, the main…
  • Prevent Printer Head Cleaning with Automation (Podcast 448)

    Martin Bailey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today we’re going to take a look at how to create a fully automated scheduled printer workout to prevent printer head cleaning, after periods when the printer was not used, to avoid having the printer throw away large amounts of ink. 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. When I first bought my Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6350 24″ wide large format printer, I was really impressed with how seldom it had to clean its print heads. At least until Canon did some maintenance on the…
  • Finally! The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Announced!

    Martin Bailey
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Eleven years ago, if you’d asked me which was my favourite lens, without hesitation I would have told you the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens. It was versatile, with a huge zoom range, and light—a very hand-holdable lens. But that was back when cameras had 6 megapixels, and weren’t very demanding on our glass. Then, the pixel count started increasing, and by 2006, as our cameras passed around 10 megapixels, we out-resolved the 100-400mm. It became soft, first at the long end, anything over 300mm, then as we hit 12 and higher megapixels, it pretty much became unusable. I…
  • The Business Action Planner with Corwin Hiebert (Podcast 447)

    Martin Bailey
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:47 am
    Today I welcome Corwin Hiebert back to the podcast. You may know Corwin as the manager to David duChemin, but he is a man of many hats, one of which he wears as the co-owner of Taendem, a boutique company that offers business management services for creatives, and he’s here today to talk about an incredible new product that Taendem just released. 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. In this interview, we discuss the Business Action Planner in detail, but also during our…
  • Iceland Tour 2014 Travelogue Part 4 (Podcast 446)

    Martin Bailey
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Today we complete our four part series of travelogue episodes covering my September Iceland Tour & Workshop with Tim Vollmer and our amazing group of photographers. 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. We pick up the trail on September 29, 2014, when we started our day in the Jökulsárlón lagoon. It rains a lot in Iceland, and the group was getting used to working in soggy conditions. But this day was set to bring us some high winds as well. So high that our driver would be…
 
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week: Frosted Grass Sparkles

    Marcia Mahoney
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
     "This is the perfect illustration of mornings this time of year in the north country. These beautiful golden sparkles brought the story of Rumplestiltskin to my mind, the miller's daughter having to spin straw into gold.  That is what has happened here.  Jim has spun frosted grass into translucent gold and silver."~ MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (November 21, 2014): NW679 Frosted Grass SparklesPic 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…
  • Pic of the Week (November 17, 2014): BW121 Raven in Birch

    Brandenburg Gallery
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:40 am
    "So cool, calm, and collected in the face of the storm."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (November 17, 2014): BW121 Raven in BirchPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Nov. 17 - Nov. 21)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take…
  • Brandenburg Prairie Foundation & Give to the Max Day

    Heidi Brandenburg
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:48 am
    Minnesota’s Give to the Max Day is today, Thursday, November 13, 2014! It is the one day that you can help make a difference for many non-profits in Minnesota. We hope you’ll consider giving a tax-deductible donation to the Brandenburg Prairie Foundation. Any amount you can give will help us continue our goal of preserving, expanding and educating people about Minnesota’s native prairies. Sioux quartzite 2014Bison rub at Touch the Sky 2014Glacial scraping on sioux quartzite 2014  We are so proud of our Touch the Sky Prairie, a unit of the Northern Tallgrass Prairie…
  • Pic of the Week (November 7, 2014): IM63 Pine Plantation

    Brandenburg Gallery
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
                                                                              " sanctuary                                                                            church               …
  • Pic of the Week (November 1, 2014): BW155 Wolf In a Bog"

    Brandenburg Gallery
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:50 am
    You're looking, looking, looking at all the textures, the shapes, the colors, the rugged overwhelming beauty of a bog. Then suddenly you see her, the wolf. She has been watching you the whole time.~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (November 1, 2014): BW155 Wolf In a Bog"Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Save 30% on My Behind The Action eBook

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

    Dan Bailey
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    One of my favorite technique for shooting landscapes, or any subjects for that matter, is to create diagonal lines in my compositions. Diagonal lines add drama and make for much more dramatic imagery, because they have a feeling of instability … Continue reading →
  • My 4 Favorite Lenses for The Fuji X Cameras

    Dan Bailey
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Cameras are cool, but it’s the glass that really counts. After all, lenses are main reason you buy into any camera system. As much as you love your current DSLR or mirrorless body, in a few years, you’ll no doubt be using the … Continue reading →
  • Meet Rick and Vyv – Two Ultra Lightweight Tripods From 3 Legged Thing

    Dan Bailey
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    A tripod is a tripod is a tripod, right? After all, how much can you vary the design of a simple 3 legged thing like the tripod. I saw quite a few of them last week at PhotoPlus Expo, but … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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    burn magazine

  • On Patrol

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    “In the busy and loud night of Rio, the police makes its patrol“. Reviewing my shootings from last night I thought I should post especially this one. Behind photographers you find relevant friends and collaborators. It is the moment to mention and to say thank you toNanda, always taking care while I am shooting. @peterbauza for @burndiary
  • A passerby

    david alan harvey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Well I rarely post 3 shots from the same situation. Yet I couldn’t decide. From literally a few minutes under heavy winds and rain. A passerby stops to check out the scene and thus becomes a part of it. It will be interesting to see which of 3 most popular. #outerbanks #nagshead #wind
  • Alex b/w

    david alan harvey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    #outerbanks #nagshead
  • Alex

    david alan harvey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    It’s a cool rainy blustery day before Thanksgiving on the #outerbanks .. I love these days when most are inside watching tv. My friend @alettrich is with her family for the holiday on break from college. She’s also always up for a photo. So I shot a few playing with my new waterproof camera.
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    david alan harvey
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Closeout. #surf #outerbanks #nagshead #wind
 
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    ezprints Blog

  • 2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup

    ezprints
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup is a post from: ezprints Blog There’s a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review…
  • 2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup

    ezprints
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    2014 Enthusiast DSLR Roundup is a post from: ezprints Blog There’s a lot of action in the enthusiast DSLR segment at the moment, and this category in our seasonal roundup includes the top-performing APS-C DSLRs from each manufacturers. These cameras may not have full frame sensors, but what they do have is pro-level controls and features, borrowed from their high-end cousins. Read more in our 2014 enthusiast DSLR roundup click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review…
  • Kisses + Disses : Forest Fear

    ezprints
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Kisses + Disses : Forest Fear is a post from: ezprints Blog So here’s the thing with nature: it doesn’t like me. In fact, I walk through forests and the trees peel away, like I’m center of a banana. If there’s a one in a million chance something could happen as a fluke accident in nature, odds are it’s definitely happening to me. Here are a few examples… -JD and I traveled to a small island off the coast of Nicaragua. I was bit by a sand flea on my ring finger, causing it to swell and cut the circulation on my finger. It turned blue. My ring had to be sawed…
  • You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space

    ezprints
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space is a post from: ezprints Blog Living on the ISS has it perks (like putting a Gopro in a Bubble, or capturing amazing timelapses), but one of the more underestimates benefits the lack of need for Selfie Sticks. You see, when the gravity is not pulling the camera down you can just place it in space, it has nowhere to fall [...] The post You Don’t Need A Selfie Stick To Take A Selfie In Space appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the authorDIYPhotography.net -Hacking Photography, One…
  • Pentax K-S1 Matching ‘Sweet’ Themed Neck Straps

    ezprints
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Pentax K-S1 Matching ‘Sweet’ Themed Neck Straps is a post from: ezprints Blog Strawberry Cake, Blue Cream Soda and Lime Pie camera straps are now available from Pentax. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/RG_QvcQWKPA/pentax-k-s1-matching–sweet–neck-straps-26607
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Happy Caturday!

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

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

  • On Taking Pictures #134: A Couple Dozen Eye Rolls

    Jeffery Saddoris
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:45 pm
    This week, a discussion around a documentary about Polaroid, called Time Zero, gets us wondering about objects versus process and whether there is more intrinsic value in the artifact or the content. We also look at a few “link-baity” news items around the value of photography as art. Carrie Mae Weems is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-134.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community: #horizon Time Zero | The Last Year of…
  • Update #4

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Stay tuned. The post Update #4 appeared first on Faded + Blurred.
  • On Taking Pictures #133: No Way Out But Through

    Jeffery Saddoris
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    This week, are you an artist or an entrepreneur? While on the surface they may seem similar, each offers a unique set of challenges that often require very different approaches to overcome. It’s an important question that many of us wrestle with as we try to find a balance between creating art and producing product. Guatemalan shooter Luis Gonzalez Palma is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-133.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures…
  • On Taking Pictures #132: Some Kind Of Sublimation

    Jeffery Saddoris
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:31 pm
    This week, a wrap up of our terrific OTP meetup in Philly sparks an interesting discussion. Should art – both the making and the viewing – be a privilege or a right, regardless of ethnicity or economic standing? Are humans better with a healthy serving of art and culture in their diets? Also, is there such thing as too much art? Fascinating installation artist Chris Engman is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-132.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on…
  • On Taking Pictures #131: Fuddy Duddy Hall of Fame

    Jeffery Saddoris
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:21 pm
    This week, is your image your own? Should photographers be able to use photographs of you without your permission – or even your knowledge? Also, an interesting discussion around when the idea for a project is more interesting than the execution. Plus, pricing and what freelance photographers can expect to make. Miller Mobley is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-131.mp3   Show Home on 5by5.tv   Subscribe on iTunes   Podcast RSS Feed Show Notes This week’s assignment on the On Taking Pictures Google+ Community:…
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    Photography Life

  • Sensor Crop Factors and Equivalence

    Nasim Mansurov
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    The subject of sensor crop factors and equivalence has become rather controversial between photographers, sparking heated debates on photography sites and forums. So much has been posted on this topic, that it almost feels redundant to write about it again. Sadly, with all the great and not-so-great information out there on equivalence, many photographers are only left more puzzled and confused. Thanks to so many different formats available today, including 1″/CX, Micro Four Thirds, APS-C, 35mm/Full Frame, Medium Format (in different sizes), photographers are comparing these systems by…
  • Sony A7 II Pricing Announced

    Romanas Naryškin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:55 pm
    It did not take long for Sony to bring its new A7 II full-frame camera to the US market. But then, even from the Japanese announcement article, it is clear that the A7 series of mirrorless cameras are very popular among photographers, and this new model adds the very welcome sensor-based 5 axis image stabilization that works with any lens. Ought to be a real success for the manufacturer, especially at this price.Pre-Order InformationClick one of the following links to pre-order the new full-frame mirrorless Sony A7 II camera from B&H:Sony A7 II body only for $1,698Sony A7 II body + Sony…
  • How Taking a Step Back Adds Story to Photography

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
    We all have our strengths and weaknesses, as well as ways to deal with the latter. And it is only natural for us to sort of… drift towards our strengths. Hold on to them, practice as often as we can and, by doing so, get even better at them. And so, before I inevitably talk about close-up portraits (which I am not very good at), I thought I’d first discuss much more loosely composed photography (which, though far from having mastered, I dare say I am rather better at).My word. This is such a relief to write about.NIKON D700 + 85.0 mm f/1.4 @ ISO 200, 1/1600, f/1.4Probably the…
  • Think Tank Airport Roller Derby Review

    John Bosley
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:31 pm
    This is a review of the Think Tank Airport Roller Derby rolling camera bag. When I first saw that Think Tank had released a new 4 wheel camera bag, I was immediately curious. I had been using the Airport 4-Sight since it first came out and was very happy with it, but had filled it with as much gear as could fit in it and simply needed more room. The Roller Derby is a larger bag that looks like it has a few improvements over the 4-Sight. Could it become my new camera bag?1) Product Specifications1.1) Features– 4 dual wheel sets (8 wheels) – Meets US domestic and most international…
  • David and Goliath Visit Bird Kingdom

    Thomas Stirr
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:57 pm
    After an early arrival of winter in Southern Ontario I thought I’d escape it for a few hours by taking David (my Nikon 1 V2 with CX 70-300mm VR) and Goliath (my D800 with Tamron 150-600mm VC) to Bird Kingdom in Niagara Falls, Canada.NIKON 1 V2 + 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 @ 159.8mm, ISO 1600, 1/30, f/5.6NIKON 1 V2 + 32mm f/1.2 @ 32mm, ISO 1600, 1/100, f/5.0Bird Kingdom features several display areas, two of which have many free flying birds. The Encounter Room has a number of parrots, cockatoos, and macaws on perches, as well as a small collection of reptiles. There are no free flying birds in this…
 
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • The THANKFUL List

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    There were moments growing up when groceries would be left on the porch of our childhood home. Once a lady from church passed my mother an envelope with cash. I was sponsored to attend summer camp because everyone knew (but I had no idea as a kid) we were poor. But where others saw struggle and strife, my parents raised their five kids to see opportunities and have faith in life's darkest moments. I suppose that's why I love Thanksgiving. My family has learned to live with little, and we've learned to live with more. Our love for each other and support of our dreams makes me realize wealth…
  • Kisses + Disses : Forest Fear

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:04 pm
    So here's the thing with nature: it doesn't like me. In fact, I walk through forests and the trees peel away, like I'm center of a banana. If there's a one in a million chance something could happen as a fluke accident in nature, odds are it's definitely happening to me. Here are a few examples... -JD and I traveled to a small island off the coast of Nicaragua. I was bit by a sand flea on my ring finger, causing it to swell and cut the circulation on my finger. It turned blue. My ring had to be sawed off and I endured one of the most painful afternoons. Ever. Because of a SAND FLEA. -I sat in…
  • Featured : Carolina Bride

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Last year I had the honor of flying to Blowing Rock, North Carolina for one of the prettiest weddings I've ever been able to photograph. Better yet, the wedding belonged to two of the nicest people the world has ever produced. Ever. Lanier and Scott have left an indelible impression on my life and I'm happy to now call them friends. Their wedding was featured in the National Issue of The Knot Magazine, but I'm honored yet again to see it published in Carolina Bride. This book is so gorgeous and to see Lanier's wedding grace the pages fills my heart with happiness.The book is filled with…
  • So You Want to Photograph a Destination Wedding?

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have a huge dream. It's just crazy weird. And I've been afraid to visualize it (you talked about it in Exposed Magazine). So I'm going to say it out loud for the first time. Here. I want to shoot a wedding in Bali. I do. I really really really do. I love Bali and I want to go back with every fibre of my being. I'm going to start visualizing. Dreaming. Hoping. I want to be back in Asia. So. Badly. Sincerely, The Visualizer Dear Visualizer Let's talk about dreams:  I'm a HUUUUGE proponent of saying things out loud, saying things to others to keep you accountable.  So,…
  • Palihouse Engagement : Erica + Carl

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:10 pm
    She didn't want to go. In fact, Erica wouldn't dream of attending a surprise birthday bash in Chicago for a friend while she was in the final semester of graduate school. No, no she had a thesis to write, tests to study for, and needed to focus on preparing for an upcoming job interview. A dear friend refused to listen to Erica and promised she'd help Erica study on the flight. A bit later, after spending a splendid weekend in Chicago, Erica and her friend prepped for the interview while waiting in the airport for their return flight home. Erica brought up the company's website she was…
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 350: Frozen Dome Classic

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

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

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

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

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

  • How Photography Actually Works – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    This infographic goes into detail about how photography actually works. – See more at: http://visual.ly/how-photography-actually-works Source : Visual.ly by nikkidavis. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • 10 intimate boudoir color photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Thumbnail photography is under CC license. Author :  Emery Co Photo All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license.  Boudoir color photography The term “boudoir” may also be ascribed to a genre of photography. Boudoir photography is not generally a new concept and numerous examples including ones of Kathleen Meyers, Clara Bow, Mae West and Jean Harlow photographed in a boudoir style. Typically shot in a photographer’s studio or luxury hotel suites, it has become fashionable to create a set…
  • How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Nov 2014 | 12:13 am
    This infographic will give you an advice “How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed” in different conditions of shooting. It will be useful for different photographers. Source : Visual.ly Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Cinematic moments

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Cinematic moments Photo cinematic is a frames taken from a movie or photo that displays a frame that looks like taken from a movie. There are no definite rules about a cinematic photography. Sometime people add the black bars above and below their pictures to give effect to feel more cinematic. Thumbnail photography is licensed by ~Ken Tsan All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. By ~Ken Tsan By Ben Hinceman By James Yeung By Dj Poe By sparth By Joep R. Author informationJean-Michel…
  • 10 fantastic Shells photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:11 am
    Shells photography A seashell or sea shell, also known simply as a shell, is a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea. The shell is part of the body of the animal. Empty seashells are often found washed up on beaches by beachcombers. The shells are empty because the animal has died and the soft parts have been eaten by another animal or have rotted out. The term seashell usually refers to the exoskeleton of an invertebrate (an animal without a backbone). Most shells that are found on beaches are the…
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • I photograph the world’s nicest engaged couples

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

    G.E. Masana
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:24 pm
    So here’s the big difference between how you’re photographed by me and how you’re photographed by others: This groom-to-be here said that he was so filled with emotions during this portrait session. How often do you hear that from your guy? And you know what? It shows. You know why? It’s because I don’t conduct the portrait session the same way as so many other photographers do. It’s that plain and simple. Here’s why. Lots of other photographers tell their couples what to do. “Look at my finger! At the count of three, jump… “ Or pose them like stick figurines. I…
  • Vineyard Caterers | Long Island Wedding Photographers

    G.E. Masana
    15 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    Wedding Photography at Vineyard Caterers As you drive out along the north fork, this is one the first of several long island vineyard wedding venues you’ll come upon. We started off in East Hampton and ended the night at Vineyard Caterers. The photos will tell you more about the people, the day, and the wedding story. The post Vineyard Caterers | Long Island Wedding Photographers appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Maharani Indian Engagement Portraits in NYC

    G.E. Masana
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    You have become mine forever. I have become yours. Hereafter I cannot live without you. Do not live without me. Let us share the joys. For yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of vision and every tomorrow a vision of hope. - Hindu Wedding Prayer The post Maharani Indian Engagement Portraits in NYC appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • the vineyard caterers wedding

    G.E. Masana
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Panda bear cufflinks.  A classic ‘65 Lincoln Continental Convertible. The silliest, funniest Father-daughter dance in the history of the world and Michael’s kitchen turned into a chemistry lab etching train tickets to use as escort cards on which guests write their “ticket” to a loving marriage. Yes, I’m talking about Carina and Michael’s wedding at The Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue, NY. What else could it be? The post the vineyard caterers wedding appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Wedding Photography Ravello Italy

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

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

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

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

  • Death Valley 2014

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

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

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

    John Batdorff
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Reviewing cover proofs from the printer I’m happy to announce that my book on Travel and Street Photography is finally complete and the last chapter is off to the printer. The eBook will be available in the coming weeks, and the printed version shortly thereafter. It’s my hope the book proves to be a valuable resource for anyone who’s ever wanted to improve their travel or street photography. The reality is there are more photographers and fewer barriers to entry today than ever before. This book isn’t about making it rich as a travel photographer or how to land your next gig.
  • 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,…
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  • How to: No-Flash Lifestyle Portrait Technique

    Dave
    8 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    If you haven’t heard of Serge Ramelli, prepare to be thoroughly entertained. Serge is full of knowledge, inspiration, and charisma to boot. It’s hard NOT to learn something from him. Serge posts two video tutorials every week on YouTube, and is definitely worth subscribing to if you do any processing work in Lightroom. In the following video, Serge demonstrates his technique for shooting portraits into the sun, with no flash. Using the power of Lightroom to squeeze every last pixel out of a RAW file, Serge shows you how to accomplish the seemingly impossible to produce gorgeous,…
  • 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…
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  • Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Blogging isn’t anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While a blog has many benefits, what particular benefits does it hold for a photographer? In this post, we will look at some reasons why a professional photographer needs a blog and what are some elements of a good blog. People Will Get to Know You Better Well, first of all, people need to know who you are and what kind of person you are. They can’t get that from your business card, and hardly from your portfolio website. Writing for your…
  • The 5 Elements You’ll Find in Great Photographs

    Jason D. Little
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    What makes a great photograph? Is it the subject? Is it composition and framing? Exposure? What about the location and setting? Certainly each one of these elements contributes to the making of a good image, but there’s more to it. You can have a technically “perfect” image that comes across as stale and uninspired, while a shot that’s obviously flawed in some way can garner widespread acclaim. This typically leads one to conclude, correctly, that the line separating good photos from great photos is decidedly thin. There really is no definitive list of elements that contribute to a…
  • 3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

    Jason Row
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many photographers, Lightroom provides all the tools required to make their images pop without ever having to resort to Photoshop. Lightroom’s tools are particularly suited to landscape and urban photographers who want to squeeze every last drop of quality from their images. Today we are going to look at three powerful tweaks that will make your outdoor images sing. 1. The Graduated Filter Although it’s name suggests a similarity with it’s real life…
  • Give Your Week an Amazing Start With These 30 Links to Beautiful Photos and Articles

    Toad Hollow Photography
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    As another terrific week in the field of photography passes, Toad Hollow Photography has been diligently searching all corners of the internet looking for links to the best tutorials, reviews, phone camera accessories, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here.  This week’s list reflects many different facets of the industry, all created and posted online by some of the best artists working today.  We hope you enjoy this week’s list as much as the Toad did in creating it for you. Photo by 霞 客 Tutorials Everything You Need To Know To Master…
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights. Camera vs. Eye Camera sensors, whether they are CCD or CMOS, aren’t able to gather the same information our eyes do. Yes, there is big improvement lately and the…
 
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  • eBook Update … and a Sneak Peek!

    Nicole S. Young
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I thought I would send out a quick update about my upcoming eBook, Step by Step with onOne Software. I’ve had a few questions from those of you who pre-ordered the Perfect Photo Suite 9 about when the book will be ready, and my official answer is that it is coming along nicely and should be ready soon! The plan is to have it “on the shelf” no later than early December, but things are moving along nicely so there’s a chance I’ll have it ready even sooner. (Crossing fingers!) Here are some sneak-peeks of what I’ve been working on over the past few months:…
  • Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video]

    Nicole S. Young
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    In this short video I share a tip on a benefit of using diffusers to soften the light with food photography. If you would like to see the full-length behind-the-scenes, consider following me on Patreon! It’s just $5/month and you will get exclusive content that I don’t share anywhere else. Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter! :) The post Quick Tip: Using Diffusers with Food Photography [Video] appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • Support me on Patreon!

    Nicole S. Young
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Click here to learn more: http://www.patreon.com/nicolesy Just this week I officially launched my brand-new page over on Patreon! I have been building my page for the past few months, and finally got my act together and published it. And I am so excited! This is a new platform for me to share tutorials, videos, behind-the-scenes, and more. It is going to be a fun ride! I can’t wait to see you there. :) Watch my awesome video for more info: Patreon FAQ: What is Patreon? Patreon is like a virtual tip-jar for artists. There are a lot of musicians, comedians, and writers on there…
  • Big Spring Creek Falls

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:23 am
    Yesterday, Brian and I decided to get in the car and drive out to a waterfall. It’s been a while since I have done any landscape photography here in the Pacific Northwest, and let me tell you … it felt so good! The weather is finally back to “normal” (gray and rainy) after a long summer of too much sun and heat. Overcast days are ideal for waterfalls to avoid hotspots from the sun, and the weather definitely delivered a beautiful day for us. We decided to go to a waterfall that I have been wanting (and trying) to visit for several months. The first time we tried to…
  • New York

    Nicole S. Young
    1 Nov 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Brian and I are in New York right now to attend the Photo Plus Expo. It’s the first time I have had the chance to make it out for this conference, and I have a feeling I will be making his a regular, yearly trip. I also LOVE New York, so it’s a good excuse to come back and spend time in the city. Today was the last day of the Expo, and we just finished walking around with a good group of photographers at a photowalk in Madison Square Park. I picked up a new Lensbaby kit at the show, and it was a good excuse to try out the Edge 80 in the park. I have a feeling I’ll be playing…
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  • MAGIX Photostory 2015 Deluxe released

    laurenscott
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Today sees the announcement of MAGIX Photostory 2015 Deluxe, and the new software comes with a wide selection of creative content and effects. Users will enjoy using the intuitive user interface for creating unique Photostories and presentations, without being forced to use templates. The new MAGIX Photostory 2015 Deluxe offers over 300 freely combinable high-quality effects, animations and decorative elements. You can combine individual images to make panoramas or 3D photos, and travel route animations allow you to create interactive presentations of travel images. Included in the bundle is…
  • On The Flower by Ewa Kosecka-Judin

    laurenscott
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:07 am
    On The Flower by Ewa Kosecka-Judin On The Flower by Ewa Kosecka-Judin has been awarded the latest picture of the week with this summery, sharp, macro image, captured in a nearby meadow in July. It presents one of the photographer’s favourite butterfly species, the Small Skipper. We loved the out of focus background, juxtaposed with the detailed focus achieved on the butterfly. Well done, Ewa! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to the Digital Photographer gallery.  You can create your own gallery…
  • 5 tips for black and white photography

    Matt Bennett
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:56 am
    Black and white tips Tap into texture Always keep an eye out for interesting surface textures when you’re shooting black-and-white images. Weathered wood is a good example, but you’ll find an endless supply if you explore the world of mono in macro. Hiding in the shadows Black-and-white shots are often at their best when they’re as much about what you can’t see as what you can. Including plenty of shadows can create a fitting mood and atmosphere. Contrast control Success when handling monochrome often owes much to your ability to judge and control contrast. Black and white can work…
  • The Societies’ Photographic Convention and Trade Show

    laurenscott
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:26 am
      The Societies’ photographic convention and trade show 2015 will take place at the Hilton London Metropole between Wednesday 14 – Sunday 18 January. For aspiring pros, the trade show is a great opportunity to see all the latest photographic cameras, accessories and equipment, with five days of action packed programmes designed to help you put your imagery ahead of the game! What’s on There will be more than 100 stands and live demo areas, with major manufacturer such as Bowens, Canon, Fujifilm and Panasonic all on hand to give product demonstrations and advice. Free to…
  • 10 Creative shooting ideas

    laurenscott
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    Explore unconventional light sources – Consider using nontraditional light in your images. Light from the refrigerator, computer screen, traffic lights, night-lights, car headlights, and fire are all great to create beautiful low-light images. Try turning off the main lights in your house and look to capture other, smaller, light sources than shine out in the dark. Develop narrative themes - Photographers all utilise themes, whether this is a conscious decision or not. For example, innocence, imagination and joy often characterise children’s portraits. Describe in a few words the…
 
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  • Our Legendary Black Friday Event is On Now!

    Stephanie Simpson
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:44 am
    Ahoy, matey! Are you in search of some sweet photography treasure this Black Friday? You’re in luck! Because this year, we’ve gone all out to bring you our biggest SALE and GIVEAWAY, ever. And it’s on right now! Yep, we’ve started the fun early so that you have more time to save. And we’re going to have a lot of fun with this one. You might even find a video of Pirate Lauren on our Black Friday page! Get the details in this post, and then get to it! The sale and giveaway are already underway, and they won’t last forever, so make sure you act TODAY.
  • Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

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

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

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

    IPA
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:32 pm
    When I think about my hometown there are two important people that can not be overlooked. Kinjiro Kida painted the beauty of nature as well as its harshness and the real lives of the villagers. Related Posts:FUKUSHIMARCH Exhibition ShowcasePhoto Essay: Fukushima Now, by Soichiro KoriyamaPhoto Essay: Broken Hallelujah, by Akemi OharaPhoto Essay: Loud Minority, by Hiroshi YamauchiPhoto Essay: FUKUSHIMA × フクシマ × 福島, by…(Visited 590 times, 590 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Rear Window, by Debashish Chakrabarty

    IPA
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:44 pm
    It feels good when I realize this journey of ours is bizarre but together we have an incredible story.Related Posts:Photo Essay: ENCOUNTERS, by Rony ZakariaPhoto Essay: Indrawati River Story, by Arfun AhmedPhoto Essay: Like My Father, by Maika ElanPhoto Essay: My Uncle Tukka, by Swastik PalPhoto Essay: Presence of Absence, by Shahria Sharmin(Visited 813 times, 399 visits today)
  • IPA Photo+ Workshop: Vignettes from Yangon City

    IPA
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:11 pm
    A selection of short stories and visual poems from Yangon City, Myanmar made during the IPA Photo+ Myanmar WorkshopRelated Posts:Yangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…Photo Essay: City Of Small, by Thet HtooPhoto Essay: Rangoon Dawn, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Burma’s Hidden War, by Htoo Tay ZarPhoto Essay: Awakening Yangon, by Minzayar(Visited 400 times, 113 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: No Purpose, by Jay Komuda

    IPA
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 pm
    It is the city that takes our life away, it is the city that makes promises. We trust its brands and corps which make us feel special, needed and valuable.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Boring, by Jaroslaw KomudaPhoto Essay: Modal Istanbul, by Benedicte GuillonIPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Krung Thep – City Of Angels, by Kevin WY…Photo Essay: Urban Musollah, by Zakaria Zainal(Visited 524 times, 56 visits today)
  • Xiaoxiao Xu, The way to the Golden Mountain

    IPA
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:29 am
    Wenzhou is a large port city in the eastern province of Zhejiang with a population of three million. I was overwhelmed by the changes and the combination of memories and contemporary experiences.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Return Of Hundred Daughters, by Kevin WY LeePhoto Essay: Left Behind, by Clary EstesPhoto Essay: Chinese Happy People, by Rachel LimIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 1: ILKIN HUSEYNOVReflections: The Packaged City(Visited 290 times, 21 visits today)
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  • Happy Halloween, 2014

    James Lee
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:19 pm
      For the second year in a row, I took pictures at this year’s Halloween party for the kids of my coworkers. For the second year in a row, I’ve been graciously allowed to share some of those photos with you. Here’s a little strawberry. So cute!   Part of what makes the day a success is we have lots of activities for the kids. This year, that included balloons, crafts, a small petting zoo, and as modeled here, Halloween themed tattoos:   It’s a lot of fun for me, and most of the kids seemed to enjoy it, too. They get to show off their costumes, meet their…
  • New Mexico Road

    James Lee
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    I have posted other photos from New Mexico, as I have family there and find my way there more than anywhere else I travel. This was from a trip to the Land of Enchantment in March, and I went for a six mile run outside of Taos. As you can see, I pretty much had the road to myself. The best camera in the world is the one you have with you, and this day was no exception. My Nikon was back at the lodge, and my iPhone was with me. I’m glad I had it, as I really like this shot. New Mexico Road is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Cocoons

    James Lee
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:32 pm
    There was a recent Radiolab podcast called Black Box that talked about cocoons – worth a listen if you’re interested in learning some really cool stuff about this transformation. Very cool stuff. These cocoons live at the Smithsonian in Washington DC. Cocoons is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Went for a run

    James Lee
    11 May 2014 | 4:42 am
    I typically keep running related blog posts on my running blog, but I do also take pictures while I’m running from time to time. Pull out the phone and snap away, essentially. This one shows a pretty significant milestone for me. That covered bridge at the end of the road, just about a tenth of a mile up, is the finish line of the 2014 Boston Marathon. 26.1 miles down, 0.1 to go. I have a LOT more photos here if you’d like to see more from that day. So why am I sharing it here? Because this site used to be a much bigger focus in my life. As I’ve become a runner, any regular…
  • Where y’all from?

    James Lee
    23 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You know how some tourist spots have a map and invite people to pin where they’re from? This one ran out of pins… so if you look closely, you’ll see pin-holes in the map where people took someone else’s pin and moved it to their home tow. So how about it? Where are YOU from?     Where y’all from? is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
 
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  • Topaz Collection Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.It’s that time of year again in the United States – Black Friday Deal Time! Legend has it that traditionally in the United States retail stores would run at a loss, or be ‘in the red’, for most of the year and that the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday is when they would finally cross over to making a profit, or be ‘in the black’ and hence the term, ‘Black Friday’. To encourage…
  • onOne Perfect Photo Suite 9 is almost here!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    26 Nov 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, November 26,…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 Nov 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, November 26, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #115, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #115, Pictures from Ground Zero:  This view encompasses an alpine-summit-to-lake-basin #habitat that covers…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    25 Nov 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, November 25, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #14TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #14:  TRULY a great find, our #cove not only…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, November 24, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #112HUDSON RIVER #112:  As long as I am at it, I will run a little portfolio of pictures of “nothing.” Just a bunch of bare trees…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

  • Best Web Hosting for Photographers

    Usnea Lebendig
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Whether you’re an avid hobbyist or a working professional photographer, at some point you’ll be looking to create a website and/or photoblog to showcase your work, and at that point you’ll be looking for a fast, reliable webhost. While there are many popular hosting sites out there, photographers have a few specific considerations to keep […]
  • 5 Steps to Amazing Landscape Photography

    Usnea Lebendig
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:28 pm
    These days most of us are taking our cameras just about anywhere we go and landscape photos are a dime a dozen, but if want your landscape photos to stand out from the crowd there are a few key things you’ll have to keep in mind: 1. Take a Moment to Let Yourself Fully Enter […]
  • 5 Street Photographers Whose Work You’ve Gotta See!

    Usnea Lebendig
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Street photography is a tradition as old as the invention of photography itself.  For a street photographer, the street is like a stage full of possibilities, the cast unknown until the shutter is pressed. And it looks easy, right?  Many think it’s all about being in the right place at the right time, but as […]
  • 5 Tips for Amazing Holiday Family Portraits

    Usnea Lebendig
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    The holidays are here and that means it’s time for the proverbial family holiday portraits, but sometimes getting that perfect shot can be elusive in the hustle and bustle of the season.  Whether you’re using the camera on your phone, a point-and-shoot, or a DSLR, the same general principles hold for getting awesome portraits.  Here […]
  • 6 Steps to Becoming a Travel Photographer

    Usnea Lebendig
    14 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
      Ever dream about ditching your day job and exchanging it for getting paid to travel the world and take awesome pictures? Perhaps shooting for magazines like the National Geographic? Well, as romantic as it sounds, succeeding in the travel photography industry takes more than a travel bug and a good eye for the perfect […]
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    Obvious State Studio

  • 2015 Calendars

    Nichole Robertson
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    We’ve just added our 2015 calendars to the shops. The 2015 Paris Calendar is available in The Paris Print Shop and the 2015 Literary Calendar is available at Obvious State.We’ve been working behind the scenes on our new commerce site, so soon you can purchase everything here as well as in our etsy shops.In other news, we just moved into a new office in Manhattan and to a new home in Bucks County, PA. To say we’ve been busy is an understatement! We apologize for the radio silence.
  • New Release: Glad I Met You

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    GLAD I MET YOU An excerpt from the first in a series of short stories. Jack had been waiting twenty minutes when Sarah entered the café. He knew her face well and would have spotted it through the window, but he was focused on his cold coffee. So rather than witness her arrival, he felt it—a wave of warm summer air that reached out to him from the open door, carrying the faint scent of flowers.The breeze invited him to look up. At the sight of her, he raised an inch or so from his seat. But, of course, she wouldn’t recognize him, so he sat back down and watched her scan the café. Her…
  • Curtains

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    His cheek burned where she had slapped him, but he refused to rub it. He wouldn’t give her the satisfaction. Instead, he stared right through his mother at the small box of chocolates on the counter.Soon she would drop them in the garbage. But first would come the storm of rhetorical questions he knew not to answer. She took his face roughly and he fixed his fierce eyes on hers as long as he could, but she always prevailed in a staring contest.He looked back at the chocolates and thought of the woman in the shop. Her smile. Her light blue dress. The aroma of roasted cinnamon and…
  • The Tulips

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    It’s been two weeks and you won’t die.I tossed the other tulips days ago. Slimy, petal-less stalks. They left a trail of powdery brown pollen to the sink. Then yesterday, the water soured. I poured it down the drain – a brown, acrid scum that filled the room with its bad breath. The stench lingered. It drove me into the bedroom, and I closed the door for an hour to be sure it was gone.Yet you two remain. Two perfect, pretty, undead tulips.It seemed so clear a week ago. Why should I throw them out? So what if he turned out to be a jerk? I’m not going to get all melodramatic –…
  • Café St. Régis

    Nichole Robertson & Evan Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Excerpt from The Paris Journal.…Outside of Café Saint-Régis, which faces the bridge from the Saint-Louis side, the staff prepares for the morning customers. It’s chillier here. The sun won’t reach the interior of the island for hours. The only warmth emanates from inside the café, carrying good smells with it. A waitress, clearly in charge, directs the staff as she organizes the one-shot cups on top of the espresso machine.The two waiters drag tipsy stacks of cane chairs to the sidewalk. There’s very little street traffic on the island, but on its perimeter, the sound of cars…
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    The Art of Photography

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Quick video just to express some of the wonderful things and people that I'm thankful for. Especially YOU for watching and supporting all the videos I make! Happy Thanksgiving!
  • My Birthday and New Photo Contest

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Yes its true, I'm another year older - thanks to all for the birthday wishes! So here's the heads up for the next photo competition. Our subject is botanical images and the next book giveaway is the Karl Blossfeldt book! Submit your image by tweeting and use hashtag #aopbg - you're welcome to @ reply me if you'd like. My twitter url is http://twitter.com/tedforbes
  • Doisneau Street Photography Book Giveaway Finalists!

    21 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Here we go with the 2nd book giveaway! Thanks for all who have entered. We'll start the next giveaway in a few days so stay tuned. We are using Twitter for these and the hastag #AOPBG You can see all of the entries here: https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&q=%23AOPBG&src=typd
  • Richard Avedon :: Dovima with Elephants

    15 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In this video we're going to do another one photo deep dive and discuss Richard Avedon's seminal 1955 image, Dovima with Elephants. This is an extremely significant image shot by a young, 32 year old Richard Avedon who was tearing up the fashion photography scene. It was made for Christian Doir's 1955 Autumn/Winter catalog and featured the first evening gown designed by Doir's 19 year old assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. In this video, we'll break down the composition, metaphor and series of contrasts that make this image one of the great fashion pictures of the 1950's.
  • New Stuff - Sneak Peek

    13 Nov 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Vlog episode today! Hope everyone has had a great week. I want to talk about some new stuff I'm working on for the show. The AOP Book Giveaways have been hugely successful so special thanks to everyone who has participated! If you want to see the work people are doing check out the latest Book Giveaway episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVs70dNBAw&list=UU7T8roVtC_3afWKTOGtLlBA I'll be in Los Angeles next week for a meeting with YouTube at YouTube Space Los Angeles. I'll be posting video while I'm on the trip, but if you haven't seen it - there's a great walk through video that…
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • The Pyrrhic Victory of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” in Photos

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    In August, Scott Olson’s photo of a defiant, kneeling man, captured the all the complexity and emotion of the tragedy in Ferguson. TIME featured a vertical crop on their cover. Artist Eric Drooker credited Olson as the inspiration for an oil painting used as a New Yorker cover in the same week. This week in Ferguson, MO, a grand jury decided against indicting Officer Darren Wilson. A wave of protests ensued, and Getty photographer Justin Sullivan captured this incredible silhouette of a man with his hands up rimmed by the light of cop cars. As protests turned to rioting and…
  • The Integrity of the Image tl;dr

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    In response to the increasing ambiguity over acceptable levels of manipulation in photojournalism contests, World Press Photo commissioned a report entitled “The Integrity of the Image: Current practices and accepted standards relating to the manipulation of still images in photojournalism and documentary photography.” It’s 20 pages long, so here’s the tl;dr: Using the darkroom as an analogy and starting point for the discussion of digital manipulation is outmoded There are no concrete, widely accepted guidelines. Interviewees assess images on a case-by-case basis.
  • 13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah Harry) a quick tweet, and get a big dose of inspiration this Holiday season. Danny Clinch – Danny Clinch Rockstar photographer, Danny Clinch, compiled his iconic images into his eponymous tome. Fans of contemporary portraiture as well as music lovers will dig this book, and the foreword by the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. Testament – Chris Hondros Chris Hondros was tragically killed in a mortar attack while covering the unrest in Libya. Hondros…
  • The Fastest SD Cards for the Canon 7D

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    This is a part of our SD/CF/XQD Database. The data in the table below tracks the time (in seconds) it took to write 20 RAW and 20 Fine Large JPG to the memory card. Timing commenced when the camera’s card status light illuminated, and stopped when the light went out. Each test cycle was performed three times, and the average is presented. Lower numbers are better. The figure in the Burst column represents how many RAW photos the camera and card take in 30 seconds. Higher numbers are better. Prior to each test, all cards were formatted within the camera. The same scene was photographed…
  • Computers Can Caption Your Photos (Sort of) | I Love Photography | Ep. 40 | Nov 21, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:36 pm
    A plus-sized model is featured in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, Bieke Depoorter crashes your house for a night and takes beautiful portraits, and the tallest and shortest man in the world get together for a portrait. It must be Friday because this is I Love Photography Live! Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Download the episode 7 feet of snow and counting Mike Hollingshead’s Cinemagraphs of storm cells Lisa Leone’s photos of hip hop artists before they were stars Bieke Depoorter crashed in strangers’ houses Petra…
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  • Sanex Hot-Shoe adapter: give your Sony NEX 5n a hot-shoe!

    Tom Bonner
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Sanex Hot-Shoe in place on the NEX 5n. Now we’re ready for off-camera flash! This time around, we’ll be looking at the Fotasy Sanex hot-shoe adapter for the Sony NEX-5n and other NEX models which Sony “forgot” to equip with a provision for a hot-shoe. If you missed my last post, I became interested in Kristen Dowling’s high ISO flash technique. I wanted to use my NEX 5n as a test vehicle, because it has the best high ISO performance of the various cameras I own. In order to shoot with off camera flash, I needed an add-on hot shoe that would fit the NEX 5n…
  • 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…
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  • HK #3

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    I'd be hard-pressed to tell you why, but this is one of my favourite shots from my recent trip to Hong Kong. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.13pm on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/2.8 1/220 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none 1x1
  • HK #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:23 am
    Another shot from downtown Hong Kong. Apparently, or so I'm told, bamboo scaffolding is both stronger and safer than steel, but it certainly looks a whole lot flimsier :) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.17pm on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/11 1/17 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Hong Kong protests #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    In recent years I've steered away from taking photographs like this one - images of other people's art/creativity - but given the fairly unique circumstances that underpin its origins I decided it was worth the effort. So this, and the next few shots I'll be posting, document some of the many protest posters/art we found while wandering around Hong Kong in November 2014. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.57am on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6…
  • Hong Kong protests #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:26 am
    This is the first of quite a few shots I took of the recent protests in Hong Kong (referred to as Occupy Central, the Umbrella Movement, or Umbrella Revolution). Things have quietened down considerably since the initial disturbances in September, but quite a few areas of central Hong Kong are still occupied by the protesters. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.22pm on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/11.0 1/150 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no…
  • Shenzhen #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    After spending a couple of days in Hong Kong we headed over to Shenzhen in mainland china. This shot was taken towards the end of the second day. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.34pm on 19/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 50mm f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none no
 
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    The New Camera

  • Black Friday Deal – Nikon D7000 Available at $649.95 Only

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    Current Price – $649.95 (32% off) Limited stock of pro APS-C camera Nikon D7000 available at $649.95 Only, so hurry up… Click here to see the deal at Amazon See all deal here – Click on the image for all deals Related Posts:Black Friday Deals: Panasonic DMC-G5KK Available at $299.99Weekend deals: Save on Canon, Nikon and SonyHot Deals- Save up to $500 on Canon 5D Mark III and Canon…Hot Camera Deals$599 Nikon D90! Super special exclusive daily deal!
  • Olympus E-M6 has PDAF Sensor

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:46 am
    According to latest rumors surfaced over the web, Olympus upcoming E-M5 successor ( possibly the E-M6 camera but the name is not confirmed yet) will feature active phase AF pixel sensor and also supports 4K video recording. The camera will also carry the same 5-axis image stabilization system and proven dust-proof and splash-proof technology used Continue reading Olympus E-M6 has PDAF SensorRelated Posts:Olympus E-M6 Coming SoonMore Confirmations: Olympus to Announce New Cameras SoonOlympus OMD E-M1 or E-M5 Successor Coming SoonOlympus PEN E-PL7 Camera Coming SoonOlympus E-P5 will feature…
  • Canon Multilayer Sensor Camera Rumor

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:41 pm
    According to trusted source the prototype of Canon Multilayer sensor camera does exist and being tested the wild, but we are not sure that if Canon is willing to release this product or release this product in the existing configuration or not. Key points about its performance 1. Prototype is not a High-ISO-Monster 2. sensor performs better as Continue reading Canon Multilayer Sensor Camera RumorRelated Posts:Canon Multilayer Sensor RumorsCanon 5D Mark IV Rumor UpdateCanon to use Sony Multilayer SensorCanon Full-frame Multilayer Sensor ComingCanon Upcoming Cameras 2015
  • Pre-order Sony A7 II Camera

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 am
    The recently announced Sony A7 II camera is now available for pre-order at B&H Store. More Details about the camera available here and Sample Images here Click here to pre-order A7 II camera [Body only] Click here to pre-order A7 II camera [28-70mm] Related Posts:Pre-order Samsung NX3000 from B&HSigma 50mm F1.4 Art Lens Available for Pre-orderCanon G1 X available for Pre-Order at AdoramaPre-order Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless CameraPre-order Sony A57
  • Fuji X-M2 or X-A2 Coming in Q1 of 2015

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    According to the latest rumors Fujifilm may update its entry level camera, the camera is expected announce on Q1 of 2015. but as we know that Fujifilm X M1 and Fujifilm X A1, both are the entry level mirrorless camera from Fuji, So we do hope that Fuji will update its existing line of mirrorless cameras Continue reading Fuji X-M2 or X-A2 Coming in Q1 of 2015Related Posts:Fujifilm Entry Level Mirrorless Camera Coming in July 2013Fuji Mirrorless Camera Coming in June 2013Fujifilm X30 is Not Coming with 1 inch SensorFuji X-Pro 2 Coming on Photokina 2014Fujifilm Entry Level Mirrorless Camera…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • New Edition of Oasis Photo Contest 2014

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    The new edition of Oasis Photocontest 2014 is finally here, promoted by Oasis magazine. The major Italian competition of nature photography and one of the most important worlwide. Registrations are open until 31 December 2014. “For all fans of photography, it is a great opportunity to present your work to the general public, thanks to […]
  • Akshaya Patra – Click and Smile Photo contest 2014

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Akshaya Patra Photo contest 2014 is now started, take a look at the details below..the winners will get certificate, trophy and prizes and prizes.. and the contest is absolutely free to enter…. Eligibility Any Entry Fee free Prizes • Certificate • Trophy • Surprise Gifts Limit of Entry 3 Copyright Akshaya Patra reserves the unconditional […]
  • Aperture Light – Vintage Photo Contest November 2014

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:21 pm
    Share your beat vintage style photos before November 30th, 2014 Send us your images related to “Flowers” Theme. The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Winners will be featured at the Aperture Light Website The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Eligibility: 18+ Free to Enter Prizes: Winner Will […]
  • Win PortraitPro Studio 12 Software – Free to Enter

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Participate in the ongoing contest at thenewcamera.com, you can upload your images at Flickr group or send us via email if you don’t have a flickr account, please upload your images under #portrait , #HDR , #landscape , #anythinggoes , #newcamera , #blackandwhite and #wedding Eligibility: Worldwide Entry Fee Free to Enter Categories to enter […]
  • HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2015

    admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Humanity Photo Awards (HPA)is a bennial photo contest and has been held for 8 sessions.It focuses on folklore cultures, including Portrait & Costume, Architecture, Living Custom, Production & Commerce, Festivities, Traditional Rites. What makes it unique is that it has the following five features: 1. It is the only photo contest devoted to folklore cultures […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Capturing the Moment in Wedding

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

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

  • Kristina and family photo session at Sooke Potholes

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:59 pm
    I was looking forward to this full family photo session at the Sooke Potholes. It had been a while since I shot there and the weather looked promising. Cold, but promising. We arrived at the parking lot at 8:30am, did a small meet and greet and walked some of the trails to the old red station alongside the galloping goose. Meet Kristina and her family. A good looking bunch, don’t ‘cha thing? Nicely dressed, sun peaking through the trees and smiles galore we spent some time in this one location getting some really nice shots with the red building. And dad too. There are more, of…
  • Stef and Chris Mini Family Photo Session

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:39 pm
    The sun was out, the day was warm, perfect for a mini family photo session at one of my favourite little parks around here. William Simmons Park in Otter Point. The leaves have definitely fallen off a lot of the trees, but there is still a lot of green foliage around and it doesn’t impact too much the quality of the photos. Many people are concerned and feel like summer is the best time, no, not always. Nothing looks better than some warm sweaters and some family hugs! Stef and Chris chose this park and I was glad to shoot there. A nice afternoon sun, heading below the tops of the trees…
  • Terri Family Mini Photo Session

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    I met Terri and family in Sunriver Estates one afternoon where we spent the next 30 minutes walking along the trails taking photos of her kids, a good looking bunch of kids I might add! We took individual images of each of the kids. To start, the oldest son. Next I shot photos of the oldest girl. The reflector really helped today. The light wasn’t super bright and the trails can be a little dark, so it really helped popping this out, plus it gave mom something to do. And the youngest child, sporting the leather jacket who was a little shy but we broke that early enough! And then all…
  • Ben and Sarah Mini Family Photo Session

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    I’ve known both Ben and Sarah for a couple of years now, so when they asked me to take their family photos last weekend, I jumped at the chance! We opted to walk around Sunriver Estates for their mini-family session. There are a lot of different places to shoot around here and it is a great choice of locations, from playgrounds, to grassy hills, to forest paths and a river chalked full of Salmon right now. We had a really good time, who wouldn’t, look how adorable their son is? Look at those eyes… And what kid doesn’t like riding up on dad’s shoulders? Smiles all…
  • Robinson Family

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    The Robinson family met me last weekend at Ella Beach, a wonderful local beach just west of Sooke down Hwy. 14.  It’s a rocky beach but has a wonderful view of the sun setting, so when you want photos that are sun kissed, this is a great location for it. It also has many large pieces of driftwood for the family to sit and gather on and tons of little things for the kids to explore. Being able to spend some time with each of the kids allows me to get the shots I’m after. Usually the kids start to open up and enjoy the process. We talk, share some information and I ask a bunch of…
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    photographybanzai.com

  • Getting photos organized into date specific folders.

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

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

    Scott
    22 May 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I was able to attend Anime Central on the 16th and 17th. Most of my time spent was with private photo sessions, but I did take some hallway cosplay photos when I had free time. General Gallery Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Photo Session Favorites Gallery Facebook General Gallery Facebook Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Facebook Photo Session Favorites Gallery Gallery Site General Gallery Site Lolita Fashion Show Gallery Site Photo Session … Continue reading →
  • My Photoshop tips when editing cosplay photos.

    Scott
    6 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    Though I’ve used Photoshop in some fashion since the early 2000s, I’m always learning or re-learning things about it. To improve the speed of editing, there are a few things that make a big difference. I’ve been trying to incorporate the keyboard more into the editing process because it does speed up editing a lot. – Holding the space bar down will allow you to drag around the photo while … Continue reading →
  • Anime Milwaukee 2014 Photos

    Scott
    16 Feb 2014 | 8:21 am
    I was around Anime Milwaukee on Saturday the 15th for a few hours. I didn’t have plans to attend, but on a whim, I was able to attend with a few friends that had planned on going. Check out the photos below. Main gallery page Facebook gallery (Tagging is possible after you “like” the page) As for equipment, I used the D600 and 50mm f1.8 lens exclusively. I had brought … Continue reading →
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Christophe Flers – Vivre de la photo de mariage

    Celine Manceron
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    A l’occasion du dernier Salon de la Photo, différentes conférences étaient organisées, et plusieurs auteurs se sont relayés pour présenter leurs spécialités et leur dernier livre. Et cette année encore, nous avons eu la chance d’accueillir Christophe Flers. Pour ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore Christophe Flers, je vous renvoie vers une interview qu’avait réalisé Guillaume en 2010. Mais voici une synthèse en quelques mots : Christophe est spécialisé dans la photo de mariage, qui a reçu quelques prix et récompenses ! Vous pouvez d’ailleurs découvrir…
  • Liste au Père Noël : les 7 livres photos indispensables

    Celine Manceron
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:58 am
    Avec les fêtes qui approchent, et comme tout bon photographe, on aime bien faire notre liste au Père Noël. Alors, dans cette liste, il y a souvent tous les objectifs rêvés, les derniers réflex ou hybrides… Promis, on abordera ces sujets dans les prochains articles ! Mais commençons d’abord par les livres pour photographe indispensables de cette dernière année. Les secrets de la photo sous marine, d’Amar et Isabelle Guillen Le sujet du livre : Depuis 2/3 années, cette pratique s’est répandue parmi les photographes avec l’arrivée de caisson étanche,…
  • Le bilan, après 5 jours au Salon de la Photo

    Celine Manceron
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Depuis Lundi soir, le Salon de la Photo a fermé ses portes. Certains sont d’ailleurs déjà sur le festival de Montier en Der… Quel rythme cette année pour les exposants Mais revenons au Salon de la Photo. Il est maintenant l’heure de faire le bilan. Le Salon de la Photo, pour nous, c’est 5 jours de rencontres, d’échanges, de conférences, de fous rires… L’agora du net, c’est, cette année, un nouveau site : Dans Ta Cuve, représenté par pas moins de 4 membres ! Et on peut dire, qu’ils étaient motivés nos fans d’argentique…
  • Les photos exposées au Salon de la Photo 2014

    Celine Manceron
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:43 am
    Dans 10 jours, les portes du Salon de la Photo ouvre ses portes. Et il est temps enfin, de vous présenter les grands gagnants de notre concours photo ! Dans le précédents articles, je vous présentais une liste de 17 photos (oui désolé, pas 18) préselectionnées pour le Salon de la Photo. Vous avez été très très nombreux à soutenir vos photos préférées et vos photographes préférés ! Et maintenant, je vous présente le choix final ! Ces photos sont déjà envoyées à l’impression chez  Art Photo Lab et imprimées sur Dibond. Les impressions vont être magnifiques !
  • 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…
 
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    Stay Focused

  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014

    Arnie Lee
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    When October comes around, I usually journey back to the stomping grounds of my youth, New York City. I’m always anxious to attend the PhotoPlus Expo at Jacob Javits Center. This year it was held from October 30th through November 1st. More than 21,000 professional and enthusiasts flocked to Javits to see this year’s expo. on floor seminar from Sony on floor seminar from Canon PhotoPlus combines photo education classes and a large exposition. There are about 80 classes and seminars covering diverse topics such as techniques for posing, lighting, composition, movie making, sound…
  • This Morning’s Western Sky

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

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

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

  • Wedding Reception Table Details

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The post Wedding Reception Table Details appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    We recieved a wonderful review from Sam… The post Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
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  • Florida Summer Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Sunflowers at sunset. Rod and Michaela tie the knot on one of Sanibel’s most beautiful destinations. The newly renovated Island Inn beachfront resort rest on 10 acres and has that old Florida charm. The ceremony setting was decorated with bright yellow sunflowers and purple signs and ribbon. The aisle was lined with hand-painted signs (by the groom) with sweet messages and quotes that made everyone smile. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything” – F. Scott Fitzgerald     “I married my best friend on July 19 at sunset on the…
  • Rachel + Phil | Sanibel Beach Wedding

    admin
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
            “My husband and I were recently married in Sanibel Island, FL. Our wedding planner had recommended Scott Kelsey Photography for our wedding day. Since we are not from the area, we didn’t have the opportunity to get to meet the photographer in person, so we had to trust our wedding planner. I also visited Scott Kelsey’s website ahead of time, and immediately, any worries I had were put to rest. I could see that they did beautiful work with their photography!On our wedding day, both Scott and his wife Linsey were our photographers. Linsey came to…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • How to survive as a professional photographer

    admin
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Times have never been harder for professional photographers. They are being attacked on several fronts. The main assault is from: Camera manufacturers – They are making better camera bodies, with more bells and whistles, cheaper every day. I just wish they would make the pro-lenses less expensive. Digital – When an industry goes digital it get eviscerated. Look at the record, movie and TV industries. They still don’t know how to make money on the digital frontier. Amateurs – Those wonderfully talented photographers that shoot for fun. They don’t care if you pay…
  • How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day

    admin
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Most of my photography is done outdoors, and living in Arizona gives me some great shooting opportunities. However, northern Arizona has one drawback, wind. It’s windy here, a lot. I went out to shoot aspens changing color recently in the Flagstaff area, but when I arrived there were constant 40 MPH winds with 50 MPH gusts. The leaves were really dancing, which is not what I wanted. I’m used to this in northern Arizona. I don’t like it, but I’m used to it. I’ve checked webcams on the afternoon before going to shoot changing colors, and everything was beautiful.
  • Get November’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    My November wallpaper is ready for you. Do you see the balancing boulder? I first spotted this several years ago in Sedona, and whenever I go by I’m glad to see that it’s still there. I just hope I’m there to photograph it when it goes. Get your copy at http://www.JeffColburn.com/ Have Fun, Jeff
  • 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…
 
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Michael Frye
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sun, mist, and oaks in El Capitan Meadow, YosemiteI have many things to be thankful for today. I have a wonderful wife and son, and great friends. We live in a warm, comfortable house, in a beautiful area, where I can see stars at night and drive to Yosemite Valley in an hour. And I get to make my living doing something I love. And on this day, and every day, I’m particularly thankful for all of you, the wonderful community of photographers I’ve met through this blog, for reading, listening, and commenting. It’s great to discuss photography with people who share the same passion,…
  • Too Much Fun

    Michael Frye
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Half Dome, North Dome, and the Merced River at night, with illumination by car headlights, YosemiteIt rained here on Friday night and Saturday morning. The storm cleared Saturday afternoon, so once again I drove up to Yosemite Valley. Unfortunately clouds closed in and muted the light at sunset, but I decided to wait. I remembered a dusk photograph I made from Tunnel View a couple of years ago (the top image in this post), and thought the same light might occur again. Well lightning didn’t strike twice, and the dusk light wasn’t that interesting. But again I decided to wait. I…
  • The Power of Diagonals

    Michael Frye
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Half Dome at sunset from Tunnel View, Yosemite. The dramatic light might grab your attention here, but the interlocking diagonal lines create a cohesive design and a sense of energy.   One of the keys to learning composition is to think abstractly. As Ian Plant says in his excellent ebook about composition, Visual Flow, “Learning to think abstractly about visual elements is the single most important thing you can do to improve your compositional skills.” The less you think about the subject, and the more you think about the underlying abstract design – the lines, shapes, and…
  • Exposure eBook on Sale!

    Michael Frye
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    I know many of you have already purchased my ebook Exposure for Outdoor Photography, which I greatly appreciate – thank you so much! If you don’t own this ebook yet, now is your chance to get a copy at a great price, because Craft & Vision has just put it on sale. Until midnight on Tuesday, November 18th, the book is half price – only $2.50! No discount code is required. In this ebook I start with a comprehensive discussion of exposure fundamentals like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and reading histograms, then go deeper by taking you through ten practical, real-life examples…
  • Knowing What to Look For

    Michael Frye
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Aspens in fog near Ridgway, CO   Claudia and I have been busy since our trip to Colorado in early October, so I haven’t had a chance to post more images from our travels until now. But maybe that’s a good thing, as that time has given me a chance to reflect on the journey. It had been a dream of mine to photograph the autumn aspen display in Colorado, and it more than lived up to my expectations. Colorado veterans said it was the best fall there in many years, and it certainly looked good to us. The sheer number of aspens covering the hillsides was astonishing. The problem was that I…
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    Photography Bay

  • Sony A7 for $1298 – Black Friday Deal

    Eric Reagan
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:52 am
    B&H has the Sony A7 for $1298 (reg. $1698) as a Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend deal. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Additionally, the Sony A7 kit with the FE 28-70mm lens is available for $1598 (reg. $1998). Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Bundle for $1298 – Deal Alert Sony NEX-5R for $648 – Black Friday Deal Sony NEX-C3 w/ Lens for $339.99 – Black Friday Deal
  • Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 Case for $99 – Black Friday Deal

    Eric Reagan
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:10 am
    B&H has the Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 camera bag for $99.95 (reg. $269.95) as one of its Black Friday deals starting today. The roller bag can carry a pro DSLR with 2-4 lens (up to a 70-200mm f/2.8) and features a retractable handle. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Lowepro Pro Roller Attache X50 Case for $79.95 – Black Friday Deal Alert Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150AW for $149.95 – Deal Alert Lowepro Pro Roller Lite 150AW for $119.95 – Deal…
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro System Kit for $599 – Black Friday Deal

    Eric Reagan
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    B&H has the Lensbaby Composer Pro System Kit for $599.95 (reg. $749.95) as only of its Black Friday deals available in Canon EF or Nikon F mount. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Lensbaby Composer at 20% Off – Deal Alert Lensbaby Composer Lens is $40 Off – Deal Alert Lensbaby Composer Pro w/ Sweet Optic 50 for $199 – Deal Alert
  • Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro Lens for $579 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    B&H has the Tamron 16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Macro lens for $579 (reg. $629) after mail-in rebate. It is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts. This deal is only good for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend and expires Dec. 1. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD AF Lens for $349 – Deal Alert Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-5.6 DC Macro OS HSM Lens for $299 – Black Friday Deal Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG OS Macro HSM Lens for…
  • RadioPopper Units up to $30 Off

    Eric Reagan
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:06 am
    B&H has RadioPopper transmitters and receivers up to $30 off regular prices. Check them all out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: RadioPopper JrX Announced – Available Aug. 20 RadioPopper Nano Flash Trigger Unveiled for $69.95 RadioPoppers 15% Off at Adorama for Cyber Monday
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:07 am
    Find this picture on Newscom.com!
  • Hot Topics: Ferguson, Jurassic World, College Football

    Andrea Edmunds Rice
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    A newly displayed ‘I Love Ferguson’ sign is placed over a boarded window at Beauty World on South Florissant in Ferguson. Raffe Lazarian/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseleven708699 This week the whole world watched Ferguson erupt in violence and anger after a grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson. The first Jurassic World trailer showed up online to the delight of fans of the franchise who immediately began overanalyzing it. And college football’s inaugural playoff race is starting to heat up. See pictures related to these stories and…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Eddie Redmayne

    Annabelle Quinn
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Eddie Redmayne attends premiere of Les Miserables at Ziegfeld Theater in New York, NY on December 10, 2012. Joy Scheller iPhoto Inc./Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iphotos328084 He’s an Englishman who has taken his talents to Hollywood, where his career has been flourishing. Eddie Redmayne is proving he can take on big roles no matter how gritty and can work the red carpet with his sultry stare… His breakout role came two years ago when he stared in the highly popular film adaption of Les Miserables. Just this past month Redmayne took on the role impersonating…
  • Editors’ Picks: Ferguson Erupts, ISS Expedition, & Odell Beckham’s Super Catch

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:11 pm
    Protesters gesture in front of a burning auto parts store in Ferguson Missouri, USA, 25 November 2014. According to St Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, the Grand jury decided that Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Protestors have taken to the streets angry that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson was not indicted by a grand jury for the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in August 2014. TANNEN MAURY/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive449351 The city of Ferguson, Missouri, erupted…
  • Around the World: Faroe Islands

    Annabelle Quinn
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Faroe. Ingram Publishing/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ipurestockxthree048675 The Faroe Islands sit north of Scotland between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. However the cluster of islands is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. You may have heard of them before, but if not let us introduce you to one of the most beautiful places in the world. Along with colorfully painted houses and boats lining the coasts, the land itself is full of color. Glorious green land stretches out all around and can even be found growing on the roofs of many homes, a feature that’s been…
 
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • With all due respect

    pmelcher
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:48 pm
    After reading thoroughly the David Campbell’s World Press produced report on image manipulation, one is left with one question : How opinions affect image manipulation..or is an opinion the... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • The difference is what’s missing

    pmelcher
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    The difference is what’s missing. In fact, it is only when a photograph does not show it all that it begins to become powerful and potent. Why ? because it forcefully demands viewer... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • The Happiest of Turkey Days to You!

    Moose
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    With so much to be thankful for in 2014, Moose & Sharon, Brent, Katt & Jake wishes you all a great Thanksgiving! and no Thanksgiving would be complete without seeing this ….
  • What Really Makes Photography Fun

    Moose
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    When all the f/stops and shutter speed settles, there is one thing that really makes photography fun … family! Whether they are the subject or who you come home to after a photographic adventure to share your photos with, it’s all about family. And when you can share the photographic process with family (the boys & me in Africa a month ago), well then you really know the fun. Just another great thing to be thankful for in our photography.
  • There is Just Something About … Wilderness

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    …that just sucks you in. Its quiet, its serenity, its taking you as you are, it’s just a place where one can get lost for all the right reasons in all the right ways. The Chilkat Valley is such a wilderness where the sounds of the ice drifting down the river and the calling Bald Eagles are all the sounds floating on the frost laden air. It’s just another thing I’m so thankful for, that something about … wilderness.
  • Nikon Rebate Huge Hit!

    Moose
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:15 am
    WOW … pick a body and receive HUGE instant Nikon Rebates. I’m told a TON of you are taking advantage of the huge savings … get them while they last. Something to ponder watching that football game this week.
  • The Magic of Eagles

    Moose
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    I just wanted to take a moment to say thanks … thanks for the gorgeous Chilkat River Valley that in the 70’s wise folks were smart enough to preserve for the eagles. Thankful for the GREAT guys who asked us to come up to witness this amazing part of our wild heritage. And thankful the majesty of the Bald Eagle still flies in our skies and we can watch them endlessly going through their antics. It was an amazing week with much more to come once back to a reliable connection. Homeward bound after this past week, it sticks in your soul, the magic of eagles.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Chris will do some night sky photography in Ethiopia. In this episode he goes over how he prepares for that, what lenses he’ll bring and how he applies the “600 rule” to get the right shape of stars. This episode … Continue reading → The post tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Even while he’s in Ethiopia, Chris finds time for a quick episode. Show Links: Iceland in winter: 72 days to go » Download the MP3 for this episode The post Ethiopia Update 1 – A chat with Trevor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Sometimes it’s not just you who gets in a slump about photography, it can be entire groups. Kyle asks the question how to keep his photography club from coming and going like so many before. Also: let’s meet our bovine … Continue reading → The post tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:17 am
    Chris prepares for his Ethiopia trip and answers three intertwined questions by Gabriel, Dave and Brian, all around exposure, grey cards and zones (promise: I only briefly ramble about this). Show Links: Grey cards at B&H Grey cards at Enjoyyourcamera.com … Continue reading → The post tfttf657 – Three Qs And Three As appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Chris is about to travel to Ethiopia in Africa. This has brought up a few questions and triggered the main topic of an entire episode of TFTTF. Listen in to find out what the Africa trip has to do with … Continue reading → The post tfttf656 – Grover Explains Near And Far appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
 
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • REVIEW: Fujifilm x30 – Great, but not a Sony RX 100 III Killer (Part II of II)

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Fujifilm X30 Digital Camera (Silver) Flash Raised In the first installment of my review entitled Fujifilm X30–The best one yet! (Part I), I discussed how much I enjoyed the opportunity to test the new x30. I was a HUGE fan of the x10 and declared it my point and shoot of the year. The x20 was faster, but was actually a little disappointing since it lost the magical EXR mode (and its functionality – the DR Auto & SR+ just aren’t the same). However, I purchased both of these cameras and still own them both to this day. The question now becomes, will I replace my x20 (and potentially…
  • REVIEW: NEC EA244UHD 4k Display–Is it good for photography?

    4 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    NEC MultiSync EA244UHD 23.8" 4K IPS LED Monitor In September 2010 I had my first opportunity to see a 4k display in real life and I was blown away. Every since that day I had looked forward to seeing one sitting on my desktop and this past summer NEC granted my wish by letting me test their first ever 4k display. I’ve been dying to tell you about it but I needed to wait until I got my final retail loaner unit so I could comment on a unit that represents what is actually being sold in the market place. To be clear, NEC did NOT give me a free UHD (4k) display – this is a loaner unit that I…
  • REVIEW: Epson Metallic Photo Paper Glossy & Luster

    1 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Epson Metallic Glossy & Luster Photo Papers I’m delighted to finally get a chance to bring you my review of Epson Metallic Glossy & Luster Photo Papers. This blog was made famous in the printing community for my previous metallic papers reviews, and I had been encouraging Epson for years to develop a metallic paper. Epson also surprised me by not only doing a traditional glossy metallic but also introducing a luster metallic paper. I’m a huge fan of the Epson Ultra Premium Luster and an ever bigger fan of metallic, so the marriage between the two is more than a dream come true!
  • 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…
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  • Freeing Her Mind

    Pamela Viola
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
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    Pamela Viola
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:02 pm
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  • Heels Over Head

    Pamela Viola
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:06 pm
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  • By Chance

    Pamela Viola
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:35 pm
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  • Leaving the Body

    Pamela Viola
    8 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
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  • How to Capture a Beautiful Watch Product Shot Using Only an iPad for Lighting

    DL Cade
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Product photography — even when done with cheap gear like this awesome tutorial using an iPhone, an IKEA lamp and some flashlights — usually involves multiple light sources. But there is a way around that, as Laya Gerlock over on DIY Photography demonstrates in this awesome tutorial titled “How to Shoot a Perfect Watch with Nothing but an iPad.” In truth, you could nitpick the title since you’re using a camera to take the actual picture, but that’s just splitting hairs. What Gerlock is showing you is how to use an iPad or iPhone as your only light source to…
  • Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

    DL Cade
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot landscapey stuff… with people in them.” That, however, is something of an understatement. The 21-year-old photographer’s body of work does, indeed contain “landscapey stuff with people in them,” but that hardly does the spectacular vistas she photographs justice. Gadd started taking pictures in 2007, but didn’t really get serious until 2010 when she embarked on a 365 project of self portraits. By the end of…
  • What Makes a Great Photograph? A Bit of Thanksgiving Encouragement

    DL Cade
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:36 am
    Despite the video’s title, the short, encouraging snippet above from photographer Joel Grimes isn’t about finding a specific set of characteristics that define “a great photograph.” Instead, it’s about finding out what a great photograph is to you. It’s a matter of taste, discovering your personal vision, and then coming to terms with the fact that not everybody is going to love what you do. It’s that last point that Grimes spends the most time on, and the one that we think will resonate with the most people. An encouraging message that is…
  • Tutorial: How to Batch Process Your RAW Time-Lapse Photography

    Gannon Burgett
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Time-lapse photography seems pretty straightforward, right? You just capture a stream of images over a designated time frame and put them together in post-production to create your video. But as simple as that may sound, there are a few basic elements to the post-processing of your images that can greatly alter what the final product will look like. Here to go over just a few of those basics, including batch-editing for color correction, de-flickering images and more, is J.P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens. The video tutorial above is about as simple as it gets, breaking down the post-production…
  • We’re Giving Away a Free Trip to Dubai to Attend Gulf Photo Plus 2015

    Michael Zhang
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:57 am
    Want to attend Gulf Photo Plus 2015 in Dubai next year? We’re giving away a free trip to attend the photography festival from March 6, 2015 through March 13, 2015. One lucky winner will receive: free airfare to and from Dubai from your nearest major international airport (~$1,200 if flying from the US), 5 nights at the event’s official hotel (~$700), ~$1,000 worth of workshops during the event, and a $32 free pass to PhotoFriday at the event. The total package is worth roughly $3,000. Gulf Photo Plus is the region’s biggest photography festival bringing the world’s…
 
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  • Designer Spotlight: Kevin Grima, Harrison

    Nat Coalson
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    I recently had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the work of Kevin Grima, a lead interior designer with Harrison. I love his work on the interiors for the Windmill Hotel. (See more Windmill photos here.) Harrison is an international design firm headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. From the Harrison web site: “Established in 1990, Harrison has the critical mass, skills base and flexibility to develop highly individual and successful hospitality retail designs as well as international branded offers with a broad scale rollout programme. More specifically, our services…
  • Next Solo Exhibition: Anima Astratto at St James Hotel, Nottingham

    Nat Coalson
    7 Nov 2014 | 3:28 am
    My next solo exhibition opens Friday, 14th November at the St James Hotel in Nottingham, England. I’m showing 20 abstract mixed media works, featuring photographs made over the past nine years in locations around the world. The show runs through 3rd January. If you’re in the area, please visit the show! Get all the details here
  • Designer Spotlight: Yohandel Ruiz, RTKL Associates

    Nat Coalson
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    Yohandel Ruiz, Senior Associate, RTKL Continuing my series of features about prominent interior designers working in hospitality, this installment I’m thrilled to present my interview with Yohandel Ruiz. He’s a Senior Associate interior designer (LEED AP) with RTKL who has been described as “an energetic and highly creative member of RTKL’s Miami team”. Yohandel has a background in interior architecture and FF&E with expertise in hospitality, residential and cruise ship projects. He has designed solutions for all facets of commercial and residential interiors, from complete…
  • New Abstract Photograph: Untitled

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:25 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Vertical format features a thin vertical line in orange hues over a textured field of deep browns and blacks. Fine reproductions available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Eye of the Beholder

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Abstract photograph made in Bristol, England features soft streaks of blurred purple, teal and gold hues over a circular form with subtle texture. Available as fine art prints on any material including mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
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  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

    BNS
    15 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis, barbatus), Red Seaby B. N. SullivanMeet the Bearded Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).  Both the common and scientific names of this fish refer to the frilly, fleshy flaps of skin protruding from its chin.  (The Latin name "barbatus" translates to "bearded.")Like others in its family, Scorpaenidae, the Bearded Scorpionfish is an ambush predator.  Its strategy is to lie in wait for its prey to come swimming past at close range, and then to spring forth with its mouth wide open to engulf its meal in one big gulp.  In order to do this…
  • A Beautful, Fragile Bryozoan Colony

    BNS
    8 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Macro photo of a Lace Bryozoan (Reteporelina denticulata)by B. N. SullivanThis beautiful marine organism is a colony of Lace Bryozoa (Reteporelina denticulata).  Despite their appearance, Bryozoans are neither a coral nor a plant.  Taxonomically, the Bryozoa form a phylum all their own.  Most of the more than 4,000 species of Bryozoans live in the sea.The name Bryozoa translates to "moss animal."  The individual animals that make up the colony are microscopic.  This species builds lacy calcareous structures of interconnected branches, made from the mineralized…
  • Basking Sea Turtles in Hawaii

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
  • 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…
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  • 25 Famous Photography Quotes

    Forum Admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    From black and white photography quotes to landscape photography quotes and everything in between; here are a few of the photography quotes that inspire us. Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. – Aaron Siskind Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. – Dorothea Lange The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset. – Catherine Opie To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s…
  • Photo Charity Programs Help Build Business

    Forum Admin
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:48 am
    Do you have a program for giving back? Research shows that people like to buy from people who are doing good things for others and are willing to pay more for those goods and services. Simple acts of generosity can help create a community of loyal followers, serve as focal point for promoting your business, and lead to connections with people you might not otherwise meet. Consider Toms Shoes. Established in 2006, the company has now grown to a global organization with revenue of more than $600M/yr. That growth was fueled by a singular mission to give back through the OneForOne program: buy…
  • Last-Minute Tips To Rock Small Business Saturday

    Forum Admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Five years ago American Express introduced a new holiday tradition, Small Business Saturday, to encourage the country to patronize small local businesses the day after Black Friday. The promotion has become a powerful movement, annually growing in scope and size, generating nearly $6 billion in sales in 2013! The big day is Saturday, November 29, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.  If you registered with American Express, your plans may be in full swing.  If you didn’t make the deadline this year, you can still capitalize on the wave of Shop Small publicity generated by…
  • Six Tips for Sports Photographers

    Forum Admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Leigh LaForest of JL Photo Co in Davidson, MI, visited H&H Color Lab last month. While she was here, we asked her six questions about sports photography. Hear what she had to say! Interested more in sports photography tips? Check out H&H’s sports program. Want to hear more from Leigh? Come by our booth at Imaging USA or sign up for the H&H Sports boot camp in July 2015.
  • 5 Thanksgiving Marketing Ideas For Your Photography Business

    Forum Admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:11 am
    When food and family take center stage this November, who will be around the Thanksgiving dinner table? Maybe you will have a large extended family with grandparents, cousins, and those precious new babies…or a fabulous feast with good friends?  No matter who gathers around the table this year, it’s a day to create and share memories. Thanksgiving begins the annual season for creating and sharing priceless family photographic memories. And is a golden opportunity to remind customers of the intrinsic value of professionally capturing good times with loved ones; now, not later. The…
 
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  • 528 In Moraine State Park.......Yet Another Mood

    Howard G
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:50 am
    I have previously written posts about the Rt. 528 boat ramp on Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. More specifically, I had explained how on most mornings the scene is quite bland, but on some special mornings it just comes alive.Well, several weeks back it went and did it again....strutting its stuff and showing what it can do when the sun and clouds cooperate.For this image I used a neutral density filter to obtain an 80 second exposure, allowing the clouds and the water to blur. Sunrise at Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park, Pennsylvania 528 Sunrise VCopyright Howard GrillMy webhost…
  • Motion Abstracts

    Howard G
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:15 am
    Sometimes my mood determines what images I decide to process. A few days back I wasn't feeling quite so happy as it had become quite clear that winter was here to stay.  As you might have guessed, the cold and the snow is not something that particularly excites me.Many folks probably know how this type of image is made, but, for those that don't, it is done entirely 'in-camera' and not after the fact in Photoshop.  This is actually a stand of tall trees and with the camera on a tripod (though these can certainly be done hand-held as well; the tripod simply makes it easier for me) a…
  • Quick Quotes: Ansel Adams

    Howard G
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.”Ansel AdamsI love this quote by Ansel Adams because it really expresses something I have always felt; that it is truly difficult to make a really good photograph.  Certainly it is harder than anything else I try to do. Very few 'non-photographers' realize that!Permalink
  • Murals

    Howard G
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:02 am
    I have always enjoyed making photos of murals that I run across that look interesting. Often I put just a small portion of the mural into the photo, such as in this image I posted some time ago. I happened across this simple mural of a runner near the old Visitor Center in Ohiopyle State Park a month or two ago and was intrigued with it; particularly the contrast between the runner and the background.  There is no texture compositing in this image.....it is simply how it looked. Even now I am not sure why I like it....something about its simplicity. Mural Of A Runner Found In…
  • A Website Update

    Howard G
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:07 am
    In September, I updated and totally redesigned my website.  There are several new items that I added, but they are buried within some of the drop-down menus, so, since this is my blog, I thought I would give them a shameless little plug :)There are a few new menu items hidden under the mysterious "Etc" drop-down menu:1) Free desktop wallpaper for your computer.  You want it; it's yours to download and use.  If your monitor has a different resolution than the ones I have listed just let me know and I will add your resolution to the list.2) Print Of The Month.  A different…
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • ISPWP Member Spotlight – Ben B. Nguyen

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Seattle wedding photographer Ben B. Nguyen of Made Media Photography. Ben B. Nguyen Bio Hi my name is Ben B. Nguyen! Don’t you hate buying a CD and there’s only one song that you like on there? Well I’m a Seattle Wedding Photographer that treats every wedding as if I’m creating a great music album, one that you can listen to in a loop and never be tired of it. I pull in various forms of photography styles to artistically depict every bride and grooms special day. Combine that with a little creativity and amazing knack to make my…
  • How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Alexandre Paskanoi of Alt Wedding Studio. He is a Montreal, Quebec Wedding Photographer How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits By Alexandre Paskanoi, Montreal Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member One of the questions that couples often ask me is what would be the best location for the “Couple Pictures” or “Bride and Groom Portraits” on the day of their wedding. I offer many different options which will of course depend on a bride’s and groom’s personal preference, the theme of their wedding and what place they…
  • Caracas Venezuela Wedding Photographer Bodakids | ISPWP Member Spotlight

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 4:34 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature España & Venezuela wedding photographers Yusnely Castrillo & Bea of Bodakids. Bodakids Bio Seven years ago we started our dream of opening a photography studio and began the way towards creative wedding photography. We are highly motivated by giving our best to those whom appreciate that photography is a true art form. We are regularly in the fashion pages and the best wedding magazines. We are available for international and destination weddings worldwide. How did you get your start and why did you chose wedding photography as a…
  • Real Wedding | Lake Como, Italy | Milan Wedding Photographer Cristiano Ostinelli

    Joe Milton
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Wedding Photographer: Cristiano Ostinelli, Milan, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Milan, Italy Reception Location: Lake Como, Italy Wedding Date: September 15, 2014 Client Names: Celeste and Mirko Real Wedding Description An original wedding, fun, fabulous, with the theme of the circus and the 1950s. A gorgeous couple, Celeste, swing singer, and Mirko, a collector of 1950’s American cars. An unusual and extraordinary location, the art of the circus, the colors, the feast, the emotions. This is the kind of wedding that I would always love to take pictures. - Cristiano…
  • Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions

    Joe Milton
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Aries Tao of Clovergraphy. He is a Sydney, Australia Wedding Photographer and multiple award winning ISPWP member. Tips on Winning International Wedding Photography Competitions Some thoughts after judging the ISPWP Wedding Photo Contest By Aries Tao, Sydney Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Contest Judge 4th Place, Bride Portrait, Citlalli Rico, Cancun, Mexico I have been recently selected as one of the judges for The International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) competition. It was an honor to judge thousands of awesome wedding photos from…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Wife Scratch Fever

    Larry
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    OTR- Nugent Style For this installment of the Off The Record Project, we are going all the way back to 1977 for the third album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Nugent.  Cat Scratch Fever was a big hit for Nugent, going multi-platinum.  His crazed look helped to make the album cover very memorable. The Original The original album actually has a wrap-around cover – with the cover image continuing on the back of the album- but more on that later. The photo was a very basic setup.  Just find a guy with crazy hair and an even crazier expression.  The simple grey background helps to…
  • Off The Record: Donnadele

    Larry
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Getting Modern Welcome back for another addition to the Off The Record Project.  We’ve been doing a bunch of older album covers lately.  This is probably due to the fact that the 80s produced so many iconic cover images.  For this one, however, we decided to get a little more modern, with an homage to Adele’s classic “21″ album cover.  Let’s take a look at how things unfolded…   The Original Adele’s “21″ cover is a great one for the project because it is very recognizable and it is a wonderful, old-school portrait.  A classic…
  • Off The Record: Mommy Crue

    Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Age of Glam Metal The 80s were know for a lot of things, but “heavy metal bands with big hair” would certainly be high on the list.  For this addition to the Off The Record Project, we decided to explore the work of one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s – Motley Crue. Released in 1983, the band’s second album “Shout at the Devil” made it all the way to #17 on the Billboard charts. The album cover, however, was even MORE memorable. When someone proposed the cover for my project, I knew it was one that had to be done! The Original The original Motley…
  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
  • 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…
 
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    David's Simple Photography

  • How to Harness the Power of Content-Aware Features in Photoshop CC

    David L. Tong
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:46 am
    The Content-aware tools in newer versions of Photoshop is incredibly powerful but many photographers forget this feature simply because it needs a slight tweak on their workflow. However, once you start learning what all these new Content-Aware features can do, you’ll never go back to plain ol’ 2001 techniques. Check them out. Check the Full Post
  • How to Connect with Your Photography Subjects

    David L. Tong
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    Taking great photos because of solid technical skills is an essential part of being a photographer, however, the ability connect with our subjects makes or breaks our portraits. Here are some tips on how to connect with your subjects. Check the Full Post
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • In the Spotlight: Portrait and Event Photographer Kirill Bashkirov

    Pixpa
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Born and brought up in Moscow, Kirill Bashkirov shifted to Spain in the 90s. Kirill specialises in portrait and event photography, but finds himself comfortable with fashion and landscape as well. Presently he is the official photographer for Albeniz Foundation and Queen Sofia Superior School of Music. Apart from this, Kirill also talks to us about his interest with e-sport event and games. Read on his interview to know more about his life and journey. View Kirill’s portfolio at Kirillbashkirov.com. 1. Share with us a little about your early life. You mention a ‘Culture Shock’ –…
  • Outstanding Online Galleries for Portrait Photographers

    Pixpa
    3 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. – Henri Cartier-Bresson It is perhaps this difficulty in portrait photography, that one makes it deserve only the best when it comes to showcasing your work.  Given that the whole essence is to communicate something about the people in the portraits – such as their personality, it is vital that this personality is not lost in translation – that from a photograph in print to a photograph in digital. As such, for portrait photographers, the gallery on…
  • 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…
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    Sixtyone North - Alaska Photography

  • Are supplements effective for weight loss?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Almost 70% of the Americans, who are 20 years or more, are found to use weight loss supplements. Lack of regular exercise or tendency to maintain good figure are the commonly found problems for these people in USA. The reasons of increasing health problems among Americans are unhealthy diet and negligence to exercises. As per USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if one wants to keep good health, he/she has to monitor fat intake & calorie, maintain healthy life style and stay active. Weight loss resources & their effectiveness There are many weight loss resources and dieting…
  • Best Dietary Supplements for Women

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be interested in trying a dietary supplement. While there are many dietary supplements on the market, they’re certainly not all created equal. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the best diet supplements for women, try one of these top choices. Cellular D4 Thermal Shock This is a dietary supplement that has been nominated several times for being one of the best fat and weight loss products on the market today. With this supplement, you’ll find a potent mix of ingredients designed to boost your metabolism while…
  • How To Avoid Ineffective Diet Supplements

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Diet supplements have been very valuable to those who either want to lose weight, pack up some muscles or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have made it convenient for individuals to supply themselves with nutrients that are essential for the body without having to spend money on tons of food that takes a lot of time and energy to prepare. Also, supplements are known to speed up the fitness progress of an individual. With the benefits that they offer, diet supplements can almost be considered as necessities for those who want to get back in good shape. Avoid Ineffective Diet…
  • Choosing the Best Diet Programs For Women

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:17 pm
    With so many different types of diet programs online today, it can easily become frustrating for those who want to lose weight quickly without having to suffer harsh hunger pains. Because women are often prone to gain weight at different times in their life (pre and post menstrual, pregnancy and the like), they may find it hard to get the weight off and keep it off for long periods of time. One of the main reasons for some of this confusion is there are no one size fit all weight loss solutions that will fit the needs of every woman. So, it is important for each individual to review several…
  • Best Exercises For Losing Weight

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:18 pm
    You have pushed yourself to your maximum and floundered onto the ground? It is rest and recovery time, right? Absolutely wrong! Although there are no assured fire recipes for great health, but a mixture of certain exercises can provide you a lifetime of fitness and well being. Staying physically active is the best thing you can do to yourself. Your body will thank you for it! If you are not toning up, trimming done, felling any fitter, it is likely due to lack of exercise. Losing weight with exercise is an excellent way to stay fit and also keep your love handles away. Every woman is abreast…
 
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  • Lisa & Brian Wedding | Pierre Hotel NYC

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    It has been a while since I have blogged and I have promised myself to make the effort to start up again. The reason of course is that all my spare time, well at least the time I would have for blogging and reflecting on all of the weddings I am privileged to shoot, is taken up by caring for my darling little Arielle (now 14 months). If I thought the demands of wedding photography were sometimes intense, the challenges of motherhood are sometime even more of course. Nevertheless, it has given me a deeper more meaningful perspective on my work. When I am shooting a couple, I used to think…
  • Kate & Brett Plaza Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

    admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Thank you Carats & Cake for choosing another of my weddings to feature!   Please check out  Kate & Brett’s Plaza Hotel Wedding Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.    
  • Mike & Carolyn Engagement Shoot | Central Park, NYC

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
  • Lindsay & Peter Engagement Shoot | Central Park, NYC

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  • Suzanne & James Napa Wedding Photography Featured in Carats & Cake

    admin
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    I’m very excited that Carats & Cake has listed Suzanne & James’ Napa, California Destination Wedding as one of my featured works! Carat’s & Cake is a web service that allows Brides & Grooms-to-be to browse inspirational photographs as well as find and contact vendors in order to plan the perfect the wedding! It also allows for recently married Brides & Grooms to upload their wedding photographs and review the vendors they worked with.
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Tongass National Forest

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Wildflowers on Mount Stroller White above the Mendenhall Glacier, Tongass National Forest, Alaska. Another one from August in the mountains above Juneau, Alaska.
  • Grizzly Bear Photo Tour

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:52 am
    Grizzly Bear, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Here is another bear from last summer’s Alaska Bear and Puffin Photo Tour.   Next years June trip is full, but we have a couple of spots left in August.
  • Morning Kayak

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:33 am
    Kayaking in Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, near Seward, Alaska. Janine on an early morning kayak in Bear Glacier Lagoon from a wonderful overnight trip earlier this summer. I am working hard on editing, captioning and key-wording my images from this summer.  It was a busy summer, and fun to go back down memory road is I look back over my photos.
  • Fortuna Bay

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    King penguins, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island, Antarctica. Starting to shift gears and prepare for my third trip down to Antarctica / South Georgia!  Now that the trip is just a few weeks away, I’m getting excited.
  • Lost Lake Trail

    Ron Niebrugge
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Lupine, near the Lost Lake Trail, Chugach National Forest, near Seward, Alaska. From an overnight backpacking trip last summer not too far off the Lost Lake Trail.  This is my favorite trail – one that I run on at least twice a week – gotta say, spending the night up there was an entirely different experience, and one I look forward to repeating again next summer.  Except this time with bug spray!
 
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 OSS Wide Angle Lens

    Colby Brown
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    While Sony has continued to take the photo industry by storm with their a7 series of full frame mirror-less cameras, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the FE lens mount lineup to grow. At the top of that list was one of the only holes in Sony’s mostly incredibly impressive lens options for their a7 cameras…namely a native wide angle lens option. Like many Sony converts, I wanted a wide angle lens that was not only light weight and portable, but that didn’t sacrifice in build quality, functionality or image quality. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long. On…
  • Sony Announces New Professional Services Program to Rival CPS and NPS

    Colby Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    As a professional photographer that spends much of his time on the road working in extreme environments, I have found the use of a Professional Services Program to be integral to my various photography businesses over the years. As a Canon shooter previously, there were many times when I had to take advantage of CPS (Canon Professional Services) to help me fix a broken lens, expedite my shipping and turn around a repair in short order (within a few business days) because I was leaving for another project or marketing campaign. When I became a Sony Ambassador and solely began using Sony camera…
  • First Look: Sony FE 16-35 f/4 ZA OSS Lens

    Colby Brown
    18 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    *UPDATE – The full in-depth review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 is now live. LINK 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…
  • 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,…
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • 8 Reasons I'm Grateful to Be a Photographer

    Chris Corradino
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    At about the same time each November, the photography corners of the internet are littered with lists to crown the best equipment of the year. Rather than adding more of the same, I'm opting to detail what I love about being a photographer.   1) A photographer has contact with all kinds of people from various walks of life. Whether I'm leading a workshop, or engaged in a shoot, I'm always fascinated to hear about the amazing things other people are doing. Perhaps no better example than Malala Yousafzai, who I met briefly during a portrait session. Although just 17 years old and of…
  • Last of the Autumn Color

    Chris Corradino
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Here are some scenes from Central Park taken a few weeks ago. Now, only the hardiest of leaves remain on the trees. The rest have been raked up to prepare for the inevitable first snow. 
  • Find Your Photo Passion

    Chris Corradino
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:58 am
    When my photography students begin their image-making journey, my first lesson is not about f-stops or shutter speed. Instead, I advise them to work towards discovering their photo passion. What is it that they'll sit in the rain all day to shoot? Inevitably, each person has a different answer, and many are not yet sure. To find one's focus is an important first step though. When you love what you do, it's more likely that you'll stick with it and succeed. Read my recent tutorial for more tips on finding your photo passion. 
  • Walking Your Walk

    Chris Corradino
    22 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    "Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on. Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That's living your dream." - Marlon Wayans
  • Become a Visual Detective

    Chris Corradino
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    The way you view the world will undoubtedly impact your photography. If you're having trouble changing your vision, simply adjust your approach. Rather than thinking like a photographer, consider yourself a visual detective. This forces one to really study the space around them while paying careful attention to details. Through our inquisitive nature, we can uncover moments and photos that most would pass by. Let curiosity guide your compositions and you will learn to see differently. 
 
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    PPA Today

  • PPA Competition Critique: Rustic Cabin

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:46 am
    You might have some fears about entering the International Photographic Competition (IPC), but think about what you could learn! We hear time and time again from competitors that once you overcome your nerves and enter, your skills and technique will improve--not to mention the confidence boost! The best way to get the most out of your IPC experience is to have your images critiqued by an IPC judge. Below is an example of exactly what we're talking about. Don't forget, you can order critiques at your next District Competition too! This is "Entangled" by Pamira Bezman, critiqued by…
  • Top November Discussions on theLoop

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:16 am
    The holidays are almost upon us, and they're definitely a hot topic on theLoop! Check out the top discussions you might want to check out when you need a post-turkey break!PPA Members: Dear Santa, I would like new studio management software!Do you love your studio management software? Chime in! See what people are shopping for or hot tips on what to avoid in this thread. Sales: Pricing photos with Santa eventThe man in the red suit is back in this thread, too! How do you price for an event of 1,000 photos over three days? Chime in!PPA Members: Ask Me Anything: Imaging USA 2015 Speaker…
  • The Case of the Wet Lemming or Who is Norm and Why is He Descriptive?

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    "There is something seriously wrong with the teenage brain," states my 16-year-old son as we sit in my warm car in the pouring rain waiting for his bus. "Agreed." I nod, watching his fellow high-schoolers trudge up to the top of the street in flimsy hoodies. Every single one of them is standing in utter misery without a coat, an umbrella, or common sense between them. The rain is beating down on them cold and relentless. "They look like a bunch of wet lemmings," adds my son. They do. Pathetic wet little rodents with plastered hair, every last one of them. Pride surges for my son for having…
  • 9 Questions with Ana Brandt

    25 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    By Sarah AckermanIt's time to get to know Ana Brandt, Imaging USA 2015 instructor and maternity photographer extraordinaire! Ana has been in the business over 14 years and has never stopped learning. Get to know this pre convention instructor in nine easy questions!1. When did you start your photography career? What prompted it?I became a professional photographer in 1999. I had been taking pictures since I was a teen and had no intention of ever becoming a professional. After shooting for well over 10 years as an amateur, I decided once I moved from the East Coast to the West that I would…
  • Getting Your Work Hung!

    24 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Hopefully you will get a chance to check out the International Photographic Exhibit (right next to the Expo) at Imaging USA in Nashville. When you do, you might wonder where those beautiful images come from. You might even daydream a bit about seeing your own work up there at Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta. You can make it happen. The displayed images make up PPA's Loan Collection and are chosen by a panel of judges at the International Photographic Competition (IPC), held each year in August. Only the top images make it to the prestigious Loan Collection each year, but don't let that intimidate…
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)

    Neil vN
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    high-ISO bounce flash photography The last wedding of the year just behind me, I want to use one of my favorite images to touch again on the recent topic of high-ISO bounce flash with on-camera speedlight. I want to show that the results aren’t a fluke – but that with a consistent approach to bounce flash photography, you can get consistent results. However, since we shoot under various scenario changes, we have to adapt a bit. The venue was this hotel reception room with massively high ceilings … but with the walls closer by. Easy enough to bounce on-camera flash off.
  • review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610

    Neil vN
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:25 pm
    review: high-ISO performance – Nikon 750 vs Nikon D4S / D4 / D810 / D610 With the initial quick test of the Nikon D750 high-ISO noise performance, I was quite impressed. But it really is only in comparison to other cameras that we can see how good it is. With that, I took 5 of the current full-frame Nikon DSLRs to compare them against each other to see their high-ISO noise. Nikon D750 Nikon D4s Nikon D4 Nikon D810 Nikon D610 The Nikon D4s (vendor) is currently the high-ISO king, so it was specifically interesting to see how the 24 megapixel Nikon D750 (vendor) would compare. If…
  • photography book: Lighting & Design Portrait Photography

    Neil vN
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:28 am
    My latest book is now available! Lighting & Design for Portrait Photography A follow-up of sorts to Direction & Quality of Light, this new book is now available on Amazon and bookstores. It’s a slightly eclectic mix, showing and discussing the thought-process with portraits. The examples use available light, bounce flash, off-camera flash as well as studio lighting. The idea is that in every one of the 60 sections, there is something to be learnt and applied, regardless of your level as a photographer or where you shoot. Some of the material has appeared on Tangents before, but…
  • high-ISO bounce flash photography

    Neil vN
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    high-ISO bounce flash photography One of the misconceptions about bounce flash photography that many photographers cling to, is that you absolutely need a white wall or ceiling near you. While it does help, this shouldn’t stop you from trying to be a little adventurous with on-camera bounce flash to see if it gets you the results you want. There have been several articles on the topic of bouncing off various other surfaces, or, not any particular surface nearby: bounce flash photography at wedding receptions  (bride: Juana) high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)  (groom: Andy)…
  • review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens

    Neil vN
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    review: Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens The moment you hold the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART lens (vendor) in your hand, you know it is a serious lens. It is hefty. It feels like quality. It just feels like they took craftsman-like care in designing and manufacturing this lens! Sigma has somehow turned their image around from being just a third-party lens-manufacturer, to a company that needs to be taken seriously for quality optics. It started with the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 ART lens, which proved to be a spectacular lens! (Here is my review: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HMS art lens.) There’s been an…
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  • Secret Garden Wedding | South Mountain Phoenix | Film Photography

    Melissa
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. At last a sneak peek from one of our favorite weddings this year! I have a longer post coming down the road when I share more of the images from this beautiful wedding. But let me leave you with these adjectives: eclectic, sincere, fun, colorful. laughter, original, gorgeous, real. I have so much more to say. Love these two. Stay tuned for more beautiful images from this recent wedding at The Secret Garden in Phoenix.
  • Love just does things | Westin La Paloma Tucson, Arizona | Wedding

    Melissa
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. We do not choose who we love, but rather our souls choose for us. – n.r.h. I think that is so true. There is just something about knowing when you have found the right person. It isn’t a choice but a destiny. This couple could not exemplify more that their souls made a pretty solid decision. Head over heals in love! It’s hard to not love love when you see happiness like this. Just beautiful. This is the…
  • Destination Wedding | Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

    Melissa
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Intimate destination weddings for Canadian couples at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale – a beautiful trend. Not surprising since it is starting to get cold in other parts of North America but the weather is just starting to get perfect here. October is a really nice time of the year for a wedding in Arizona. The bride and groom plus a handful of their closest friends and family in this picture perfect desert…
  • Segner Ranch Wedding |Part 2 Film | Private Residence Sedona / Oak Canyon Creek Arizona

    Melissa
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Generally I am of the school of thought that less is more. But sometimes you just have to share more because you have to. This is one of those times. Here are the highlights from Keith’s photos of a recent wedding at Segner Ranch in Sedona. A variety of film cameras were used – but his two rangefinders did most of the heavy lifting. Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made S + D day so perfect. This was…
  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. A sneak peek from of our second photographer – a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple.
 
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    alafoto.com

  • OPA #61 – Naomi Campbell By Anton Corbijn

    Alafoto
    15 Nov 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Naomi Campbell by talented celebrities ‘hunter’ Anton Corbijn, 1995. Related posts: Naomi Campbell for Harper’s Bazaar March 2012 OPA #27 – Naomi Campbell by Terry O’Neill, 1993 OPA #53 – Naomi Campbell by Arthur Elgort Naomi Campbell on Interview by Mert & Marcus Markus Klinko, Indrani and Double Exposure
  • An afternoon with naked Kim Kardashian

    Alafoto
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    (18+) People can’t seem to get enough of Kim Kardashian. On Tuesday, Paper magazine tweeted out a version of its Winter 2014 covers, one of which features the oil-covered reality star revealing her bare butt with the caption “Break the Internet Kim Kardashian.” The reality star bared all for the cover of Paper magazine. Chris […] Related posts: Helen Flanagan gets NAKED for 2014 Calendar Carolina Ardohain (Pampita) – new Kim Kardashian? OPA #33 – Scarlett Johansson for V Magazine Actual Britney Spears photo or a caricature on ‘Lucky’? Dark…
  • Happy Halloweeeeeeeen! 150 frightened wallpapers for your desktop!

    Alafoto
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    SEE FULL  COLLECTION SEE FULL  COLLECTION SEE FEW OF THEM HERE: Related posts: Valentinize your desktop! 80 Valentine Wallpapers Happy Halloween! 200 Horror Wallpapers Happy Holidays to all! Happy New Year! Happy Valentine from Alafoto! Grab Your 101 Gift!
  • 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
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    Fine Art Nature Photography Blog

  • Critiquing Your Own Work

    Ben Neumann
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    Every once in a while I’ll go back and look at some of my earlier work as a photographer. It may not be helpful critiquing your most current crop of images, but looking at past images we can see what we were doing wrong and what we do now that makes are images better. Here’s my top mistakes I made as a beginning photographer. 1) Including too much in my image – As a beginning landscape photographer I wanted the widest angle possible and I included as much of the landscape as I could. Many of us have heard the saying, “zoom in to get close, now get closer”. Some…
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • Here we come a-wassailing

    Tara R.
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    I’ve been cooking for three days. Tomorrow, there are angel biscuits and an apple pie left to bake, then meringue to top off the coconut cream pie I made today. A glazed ham was baked earlier, and my Mister will […]
  • A storm’s brewin’

    Tara R.
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The story so far… Their corner booth was in the back of the restaurant. Barlowe knew the maître d’ and asked for his regular, secluded table. He needed to talk with Abigail without being overheard. There were still so many […]
  • Nothing but blue skies

    Tara R.
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Perusing my photo library for something to include in my Giving Thanks posts, I looked back to this time last year. It’s been raining here since Friday. Forecasts call for sunny skies the remainder of the week, much like it […]
  • Fragile thanksgiving

    Tara R.
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:33 pm
    My emotions are all a jumble. This is our first Thanksgiving apart. Even saying it like that, “apart,” seems only temporary. I supposed given the circumstances, “asunder,” would be more accurate. I made dressing for dinner even though I never […]
  • Queen Issy

    Tara R.
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:03 pm
    She had the whole house to pick a spot to plunk her bony butt down for her PTA scrub. Of course, she chose to lick all her lady pieces parts as she wallowed on my Publix sales flyer and laptop, […]
 
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors — Subtractive Lighting

    rolandogomez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Black Reflector In the beginning of the “Photography Reflectors” series of articles, we talked about several fabrics used with the California Sunbounce system of reflectors, silver, white, gold and zebra. Most photographers usually think about these types of reflector fabrics, but seasoned veteran photographers also know the importance of black fabric reflectors. Black reflectors [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—The Golden Rule

    rolandogomez
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It’s About Using The Right Tool While many will describe my photographic style as warm, and some will even state that I often rely on warming gels and white-balance, I for one will tell you I only use these more warming techniques when I practice photographing women whether it’s fashion, glamour, beauty or fine art [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters

    website@rmsp.com
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    For landscape photographers the golden hours of light at the beginning and end of day are captivating. Long shadows and dynamic colors that illuminate the natural beauty at this time are certainly magical. Unfortunately, it may be impossible to capture what we see with one exposure because of the limitations in film and camera sensor technology. “Why not” is a good question? Our eyes have a variable aperture called a pupil, so when we view the highlight details (like the sky illuminated by the rising or setting sun) our pupils constrict. When we view the shadow details (like the landscape…
  • Michelle Gustafson’s Eddie Adams Experience

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    We absolutely love hearing from our graduates after they leave the confines of our classrooms. Whether making a big splash in their industry, or simply continuing to do what they love for themselves alone, we love knowing what they (you!) are up to. To us, the reward is simply knowing that they built their education in our halls and now have the ability to apply it however they want in their own lives. The following is a guest post written by 2011 Career Training Graduate Michelle Gustafson. Michelle recently completed the prestigious, intense, and oh-so-admired Eddie Adams Workshop, held in…
  • False Color Infrared – Digital – Guest Article by Mel Mann

    website@rmsp.com
    6 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    In my previous article, Photography In the Red Zone, I discussed the interesting world of Infrared photography and my experimentation with it. The traditional look of Infrared photography is black and white, and while this can be very dramatic, it’s not the only way you can portray IR photography. There is a version known as false color IR where different colors are matched to specific wavelengths in order to identify objects reflecting them. We’ve seen lots of these images because NASA uses false color IR for many of the earth images made by low orbit satellites. With this you can…
  • HELP PORTRAIT 2014 in Missoula

    website@rmsp.com
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    We’re pretty pleased to be playing a role in an upcoming event in Missoula. Founded by Celebrity Photographer Jeremy Cowart, HELP PORTRAIT is an international, non-profit movement of photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers who use their time, equipment, and expertise to give back to those who may not otherwise have access to professional portraits. Rocky Mountain school of Photography will be the venue for HELP PORTRAIT Missoula which will be taking place on December 6, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Our address is 216 North Higgins Ave., in Missoula, MT. The…
  • 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…
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    Neocamera

  • Nikon 1 J4 Review | Neocamera

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The smallest Nikon mirrorless packs an 18 MP high-speed CMOS sensor capable of 60 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, plus slow-motion video up to 1200 FPS.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review | Neocamera

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Uniquely compact mirrorless that features a 16 MP LiveMOS Four-Thirds sensor with ISO 125-25600 range, 1/16000s-60s, 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video. Full manual controls and a very complete feature-set.
  • Fuji X30 Review | Neocamera

    9 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a bright 28-112mm F/2-2.8 mechanical-zoom lens and a 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Now offers a large 0.65X magnification 2.8 MP 100% coverage EVF with Eye-Start sensor. Dual control-dials and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS.
  • Expert Shield Screen Protector Review | Neocamera

    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Expert Shield Screen Protectors offer scratch protection with a crystal clear covering that uses no adhesive.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T5 Review | Neocamera

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Entry-level DSLR with 18 MP, 9-Point Phase-Detect AF, 3 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video in a compact body. The lowest-cost Canon DSLR yet.
 
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    Ralph Velasco

  • 13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 3

    RalphVelasco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
      13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 3   Here are 13 additional categories of a shot list:   LANGUAGE – Chefchaouen, Morocco Language Look for opportunities to show the local language or languages being used in your destination.   MAN-MADE WONDERS – Near Paro, Bhutan Man-Made Wonders The ingenuity of humans is remarkable, so when you stumble upon an example of how engineering has overcome the seemingly impossible, illustrate that. MARKETS – Casablanca, Morocco Markets Seek opportunities to document the action and myriad…
  • 13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 2

    RalphVelasco
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
      13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 2   As promised, here are 13 more categories of a shot list:   FLAGS – Havana, Cuba Flags Time and again, national pride is expressed by the simple display of a country’s flag. Look for city, state and regional examples, as well.     FLORA – Near Essaouira, Morocco Flora If there’s a particular tree, flower or other plant that’s found only at or near your destination, you’ll undoubtedly want to represent it on your shot list.     FROM THE WATER  – Joklsarlon,…
  • Participant Showcase: David Toombs

    RalphVelasco
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
      Participant Showcase: David Toombs   The Burberry Building in Chicago by David Toombs.   RALPH’S TAKE When David agreed to be highlighted in the Participant Showcase feature on my blog I knew he’d come up with some great images from which to choose.  He submitted several very nice shots from Chicago and one from Copper Canyon, Mexico, where we traveled together this past August 2014 on a small group tour.  He’d already been with me three times in recent years on my Chicago Cultural Tours, smartly joining at different times of year to take advantage of…
  • 13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 1

    RalphVelasco
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
      13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 1   This past summer I updated the iPhone app I created, My Shot Lists for Travel, and I also made it go FREE on the iTunes store because I wanted there to be absolutely no barriers for people who had an interest in using the app to create a more well-rounded set of images from their travels.  Since then it’s been downloaded thousands of times by folks using iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch®. SPEAKING OF BARRIERS All along non-iOS users have asked me when I’d be coming out with a version of…
  • Announcing My Latest Trip: Romania

    RalphVelasco
    8 Nov 2014 | 8:45 am
      I’m proud to announce my latest itinerary to one of my new favorite countries, Romania.  Recently I was there to scout out this wonderful country and absolutely fell in love with it. The people are incredibly friendly, and very open to being photographed as they go about their daily lives, harvesting hay, making handcrafts, tending to their fields and milking their cows.  The food is out of this world, and the overall quality of the infrastructure (roads, hotels, other services) are very modern, but still allow us to get a real feel for stepping back in time to witness an…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Topaz Black Friday Sale – Check It Out

    Mike Moats
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    Originally posted on Mike Moats: It’s that time of year again. Chilly temperatures, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday sales! From November 28th through December 1st, Topaz is offering their Photography Collection (all 15 products) for only $249.99. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered. On November 28th through December 1st just click here and enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2014 View original
  • Happy Thanksgiving Day

    Mike Moats
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
      Hope you all have tons of fun on this Thanksgiving Day, and here is a feather of the bird we traditionally chow down on today. Happy Turkey Day. Help your photographer friends learn about this post by sharing through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To see my processing videos click here To save 15% on Topaz products click here
  • Topaz Black Friday Sale – Check It Out

    Mike Moats
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:36 am
    It’s that time of year again. Chilly temperatures, pumpkin pies, and Black Friday sales! From November 28th through December 1st, Topaz is offering their Photography Collection (all 15 products) for only $249.99. Whether you want to achieve stunning photo enhancements or apply artistic effects, this unique collection has you covered. On November 28th through December 1st just click here and enter the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2014
  • New Jersey Camera Show

    Mike Moats
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    I will be presenting at the New Jersey Camera Show at Unique Photo in Fairfield, NJ December 13th – 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm My program is sponsored by Tamron  Click here for more info:  https://www.uniquephoto.com/event/838 Hope to see you there.
  • Think Tank Photo Bag Black Friday Sales

    Mike Moats
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:17 am
    Save 25% on our City Walker messenger bag, click here ____________________________________________________ Whenever you order one of Think Tanks rolling camera bags they will receive our “Road Warriors Kit,” a $44.98 value, for free. click here
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 5, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 5, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 A black and white photograph of alpine trees as viewed on a foggy, late Summer day during a visit to the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Image 140918-5387. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white landscape photography project titled Foggy Alpine Landscapes, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Foggy Alpine Landscapes No. 5, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • McNeeley Peak & Huckleberry Basin, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:20 pm
    McNeeley Peak & Huckleberry Basin, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington A black and white photograph of McNeeley Peak overlooking Huckleberry Basin after an early Autumn snow at Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white landscape photography project titled Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 Purchase Print The post McNeeley Peak & Huckleberry Basin, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rustic Abandoned Farmhouse, Yakima County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Rustic Abandoned Farmhouse, Yakima County, Washington In rural Yakima County, East of Yakima, Washington sits this old abandonded farm house along the road. On the morning I was at this location, the sun had just rose and was casting golden light of the sunrise upon the grassy field and the this old farmhouse,. On the horizon, the tip of Mt Rainier is visible. Image 130518-8067. This photograph is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest rural photography project titled Abandoned Farm, Yakima County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Rustic Abandoned Farmhouse, Yakima…
  • Abandoned Brick Farm House, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013

    Steve
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:05 am
    Abandoned Brick Farm House, D Road NW, Douglas County, Washington A black and white photograph of an abandoned brick farm house on D Road NW in rural Douglas County, Washington. Image 130525-8530. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Abandoned Brick Farm House, D Rd NW, Douglas County, Washington, May 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Evening on the Palouse No. 5, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Evening on the Palouse No. 5, Steptoe Butte, Washington A photograph of the evening views of the Spring Palouse farm lands in Whitman County near Colfax, Washington as seen from Steptoe Butte State Park. Image 140530-2997. This photo is one of a series of images from my rural landscape photography project titled Evening on the Palouse, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Evening on the Palouse No. 5, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Jatoli Shiva Temple surrounded by beautiful hills of Solan in Himachal Pradesh, India

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    Few weeks back I visited Shimla for some work and spent one day with a school friend in Solan. Since hills around Jatoli Shiva Temple are favorites of my friend, he planned a visit to the temple and spend some time together in peace. This Photo Journey share some of the photographs of trek to Jatoli Temple and the beautiful campus surrounded by hills.READ MORE =>>
  • An evening well spent at Decathlon, Noida || #MobileGIRI

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    On a weekend in October, Nishant visited us in Noida with his parents and one of the main agenda was to visit Decathlon. This Photo Journey shares some photographs clicked with iPhone and more details about the place.READ MORE =>>
  • An experience of Mystery Rooms in Delhi (India)

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Few weeks back Adobe friends planned to visit Mystery Rooms in Delhi and this post shares my personal opinion about the experience.READ MORE =>>
  • Is it really worth to work with clients who start the conversation with the keyword 'low budget'

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:44 am
    After reading the title don't conclude that I am going to share the reasons for not working with clients who have low budgets, but want to share some of my personal experiences and associated learnings.The journey with such clients started 5 years back when I wanted to try myself and see if I can deliver professional results & can create good impact for some business. Most of my initial experiences starting with shooting products for e-commerce websites (not very popular names, in fact many of them are closed now :) ). I had to shoot 50 products approximately in a day. Not very…
  • JPEGs opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements on double-click || How to select an application for opening a particular file by default?

    22 Nov 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Many times we see people asking about a very annoying problem through which JPEG or other image formats start opening with random applications installed and even it's annoying at times, when your photographs stat opening up in Adobe Photoshop Elements Editor for viewing them. Let's see how it happens and how to get rid of such problems -READ MORE =>>
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    All About Images Blog

  • Creative Memories, Costco, and KISS

    Mark Mizen
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:50 am
    We now know what has become of Creative Memories. New new re-branded Creative Memories (NNRBCM) remains a direct sales company, with a somewhat simplified career plan. Advisors get a discount and they can sign other advisors up under them. Unfortunately, the actual plan is not simple. Instead of focusing on producing and selling high-quality products for photo preservation, NNRBCM has generated a byzantine labyrinth of policies, procedures, and restrictions that serve little purpose except to limit the potential reach of Creative Memories. The problem with twenty-four pages of rules is…
  • Ahni, Zoe, and Noah Webster

    Mark Mizen
    6 Nov 2014 | 11:08 am
    The rakeshame Ahni, worth little more than a quadrin, and her yoke-mate Zoe maffled the explanation for their tardigradous pace. The wranglesome duo’s babblement became incomprehensible, and Ahni turned into a jackpudding. The nuncupatory Creative Memories remained a mystery to all. See An A to Z of Noah Webster’s Finest Forgotten Words.
  • All About Forever

    Mark Mizen
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:39 am
    Forever preserves memories forever, or at least for the life of the owner plus 100 years. It sounds simple, but it’s not. I spoke with the Glen Meakem, President of Forever, reviewed their documents, and set up a trial account. Forever is a great idea. Forever has even applied for a patent on their business process. What Forever does is to charge a relatively high price for storage and then place the payment in a reserve account where the money is released to the company  a little bit at a time (around 4% per year).  It’s like insurance for your data. And while the system is not…
  • Dr. Mark’s Guide to Photo Safety

    Mark Mizen
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Photo safety is a complex subject and it is difficult to know what to do about it. Here, in one concise list are my recommendations for Ahni, Zoe, Creative Memories, Our Memories for Life, and anyone else concerned about photo safety: Run pH and buffering tests on paper products. These test will verify that the paper is acid-free and buffered to resist the effect of acids in memorabilia and in the environment. Test all colored paper for bleed. Dyes should be an integral part of the paper and not migrate to items attached to the paper. Run the photographic activity test on paper and adhesives.
  • CM Is Back

    Mark Mizen
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Creative Memories is back. It feels like Dr. Seuss and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. To review, we have had two bankruptcies, one new company, and a liquidation. As we left, Flowerdale had acquired the name, patents, and some production equipment. Today Flowerdale announced their plans for the future. It’s both good news and bad. I’ll go with the good news first. The good news is that Flowerdale is bringing back four bookcloth coversets and white, spargo, and natural refill pages. In addition, Advisors (their new name for Consultants) can earn lots of money, with sales…
 
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • 3 Overlooked Steps in Effective Branding

    Lawrence
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Why do people wear TOMS shoes? Is it because: they want to help those who don’t have shoes? want others to know that they are charitable? TOMS shoes are fashionable? TOMS shoes are badged goods. People could have donated directly to a cause, but wearing TOMS demonstrates to others that they do so. Why do people drive Priuses? Is it because: they want to save the planet? they want to save gas? they want others to think that they care about carbon emissions? Prius is a badged good. There are many ways, even more effective ways, to reduce one’s carbon footprint, but driving a Prius…
  • How to Increase Willingness to Pay

    Lawrence
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:07 pm
    I heard a funny story from an esteemed academic recently. Sonia Marciano travels a lot. Not long ago, she went to a fancier hotel in London. Sonia was greeted with the normal pleasantries. At the same time, she received a brochure, highlighting some of the perks of the hotel. Free WiFi — Sonia liked this a lot Free apples — Who doesn’t like sweet apples? Running hot and cold water “Call me spoiled, but I expect running cold and water as a norm just as how I expect four walls,” Sonia giggled. Highlighting What Matters When it comes to increasing a consumers’…
  • Learn to Lower Your Costs

    Lawrence
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    As mentioned in the previous article, “Can You Measure Your Customer Satisfaction?” the goals are to lower your costs (C) and increase your customers’ willingness to pay (WTP). However, you need to know where to focus your cost reductions lest you ostracize too large of your customer population without recouping and overcompensating with new clients. Keep in mind that all businesses are different, so all areas of variance (areas that matter) to your clients are different. You will have to determine which aspects matter and which don’t. With that said, let me tell you…
  • Can You Measure Your Customer Satisfaction?

    Lawrence
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Really? Do you take a ruler and measure its length or a beaker to ascertain its volume? It may seem inexplicable, but customer satisfaction is quantifiable. Willingness to Pay Let’s pretend that you like cookies. A box of it might be priced (P) at $2.50. And you LOVE cookies. So, are you willing to pay $2.51? What about $2.52? Or $2.53? And so forth … until you reach a point where you’re no longer willing to pay (WTP) for the cookies. When it comes to microeconomics (the economics that deals with the factors that influence individual decisions, such as those of your…
  • A Super Simple Solution to Writing Blog Posts AND Testimonials

    Lawrence
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:33 am
    I know that it can be annoyingly difficult for creative artists, especially photographers, to write blog posts. It can be the bane of your right-brained imaginative business. Wouldn’t life be easier if you could just let photos tell the story? After all, a photo is worth a thousand words, right? So, 60 photos is equivalent to a novel. At the same time, how do you ask clients to give you a testimonial? How do you ask in such a way that won’t be intrusive and, worse, presumptuous? Well, I have a solution. The idea came to me after I did a consultation for a client. After making the…
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    BlogEngine.NET

  • Update 3.1.1.0 With Security Patch

    My name
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:11 pm
    If you running BlogEngine 3.0 and up, please update to version 3.1.1. This will install security patch against directory traversal vulnerability along with few improvements and bug fixes.BackupPlease always backup your site before installing any updates. Worst case, you can restore to current version.Auto UpdateFor v.3+ users, you should see "update available" message in the dashboard. It is better run and test update on local (DEV) instance and then FTP files to the host, specially for critical sites. Moving thousands files on busy site may end up in a lock. But if you must run live update…
  • Upgrade to BlogEngine.NET 3.1

    My name
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Newest version 3.1 is available as upgrade from 3.0 and can be installed from admin dashboard. You can install it as auto update with a click of the button, but we strongly recommend doing it on local install and then copying files to hosting server rather than running upgrade on live site. Upgrade by nature does lots of file copy/delete operations and doing it on busy live site may run into error. Please refer to documentation for more details. What changed in version 3.1 Improvements to admin gallery (download counts, ratings and reviews)Custom fields added to author profiles and postsSmall…
  • BlogEngine.NET 3.0 Is Here

    My name
    16 Jun 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Today we are releasing BlogEngine.NET 3.0 with host of new features and improvements. Here is the short list:Auto UpdateMultiple Gallery FeedsMultiple Post EditorsFile ManagerCustom Front PageAlong with new features, there are changes, improvements and bug fixes to make project better. Here couple of big ones. Web Application instead of WebsiteBlogEngine started as website project back in the days when it was defalt option. For variaty of reasons we moved BE to more modern, stable and generally accepted Web Application model. Main difference is instead of deploying .cs files to web server and…