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  • Visitors at 2 different castles in Scotland

    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    The castles in Scotland have a great infrastructure in terms of visitors entry, facilities for visitors, ticketed entry, and so on. There are provisions for food and drink, well maintained outdoors (even though the actual castle building may be in ruins). The overall effect can be very beautiful. Some of the most famous castles in Scotland are Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, but there are other castles that also attract a large number of visitors, also because of their setting. A couple of such castles are the Eilean Donan Castle and the Urquhart Castle, both on the shores of Lochs and with an…
  • Letanguerrant: P!NK at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    The Leica Camera
    Biana
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    This series examines the photographers who exhibitd at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of Letanguerrant who gives us a look on stage and behind-the-scenes of singer P!nk’s [...]
  • photokina 2014: the bellwether trade fair draws 185,000 visitors

    Imaging Insider
    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Tweet Press Release No. 29 / Cologne, 21 September 2014 photokina 2014 – 16-21 September 2014 Position as the world’s leading innovation and business platform for the imaging sector emphatically underscored – once again some 185,000 visitors from around the globe flocked to photokina in Cologne – exhibitors praise strong international presence The 33rd photokina, which ended on Sunday (21 September 2014), was a great success. Some 185,000 visitors from more than 160 countries experienced a trade fair that presented a rarely seen image of youthfulness and freshness. Action cams and…
  • White Balance: what you need to know

    The Discerning Photographer
    DiscerningPhotog
    29 Dec 2013 | 8:30 am
    Do you know how to effectively control White Balance on your DSLR camera? Accurately recording color temperature during exposure is a critical skill thall all photographers should learn. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Your DSLR camera is probably set for Auto White Balance, or AWB, and that’s fine up to a point. The key to Auto White Balance is understanding what’s it’s doing and how it’s doing it; from there, an understanding of white balance and how to control it will definitely make you a better photographer. WHAT IS WHITE BALANCE? An illustrated Kelvin scale of relative…
  • Many Years Ago

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

  • Opening Weekend of Oktoberfest 2014

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:07 am
    One million steins of beer were consumed over the weekend, kicking off the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival, according to organizers. The Bavarian beer festival, held on Munich's Theresienwiese, lasts 16 days and will welcome more than six million visitors from around the world. This year, the average price of a mug of beer at any of the tents this year comes to €10.67 ($13.70 U.S.). Gathered here are some of the scenes from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2014. [25 photos] People celebrate the opening of the 181st Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany, on September 20, 2014. The…
  • Photos of the Week: 9/13-9/19

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    This week, we have a look at photographs of debutantes at the Queen Charlotte's Ball, a crumbling Soviet memorial in Bulgaria, an Estonian raccoon dog, Saqqara's pyramid of Djoser, Hurricane Odile in Mexico, and much more. [35 photos] A pod of orca whales swim in the waters of the San Juan Islands near Friday Harbor, Washington, with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
  • California's King Fire

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:21 am
    The King Fire started about five days ago, in a California canyon 60 miles east of Sacramento, and has since burned an estimated 70,000 acres of steep forested terrain. The wildfire is one of nearly a dozen major blazes being fought across the state right now, driven in part by the ongoing severe drought conditions. The King Fire continues to grow (as of now, it is only 5 percent contained) and has prompted the evacuation of 2,000 residents so far. Firefighters plan to strengthen their control lines and protect as many of the 1,600 nearby homes as they can over the coming days. [25 photos] A…
  • Scotland's Big Decision

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:09 am
    Tomorrow, legal residents of Scotland, ages 16 and older, will be voting in a referendum to decide their country's independence from the United Kingdom. While ending a centuries-old union is a complex and emotional issue, the wording on the ballot could not be more simple -- "Should Scotland be an independent country?" -- with only two choices, yes or no. Interest in tomorrow's vote is extremely high, and more than 97 percent of Scotland's eligible voters are registered to vote. "No" voters had the edge in polls for most of the past year, but "Yes" voters surged ahead to take a brief lead…
  • The Eruptions of Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:23 am
    In southeast Iceland, the Bardarbunga volcano system, located under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajoekull, has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could erupt explosively, wreaking havoc on air traffic once again. An eruption of Bardarbunga, the largest volcanic system in Iceland, has the potential to be even more disruptive than the 2010 eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajokull. Scientists are closely monitoring the site, as lava continues to spew from fissures, earthquakes rumble underfoot, and nearby glacial ice appears to be melting, possibly…
 
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    The Big Picture

  • Syrian Kurdish refugees flooding into Turkey

    22 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    At least 130,000 refugees have poured into Turkey over the past three days, escaping an Islamic State offensive in Syria. On Friday, Turkey reopened its border but forces fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of Kurdish protesters who accuse Ankara of favoring Islamic State against the Kurds. --Thea Breite (20 photos total) Syrian refugees gather at the border in Suruc, Turkey, late Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. (AP)
  • Images from NASA

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:29 pm
    A collection of images released by NASA gives us a look from above and beyond earth. Amazing technology allows us to view our world in ways we could never imagine. --Leanne Burden Seidel (10 photos total) An active region just about squarely facing Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (largest class) as well as a coronal mass ejection on Sept. 10. The flare lasted longer than usual and sent out a burst of radiation into space. A darker wave of material was propelled across part of the Sun's surface. Images were taken in a wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. (NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory)
  • Volcanic activity

    17 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Thousands of people today started to evacuate the area near the Mayon Volcano in the Philippines after scientists warned of an imminent eruption. Compiled here are images from volcanic activity around the globe in the last couple of months. --Lloyd Young (18 photos total) Lava cascades flow down the slope of restive Mayon Volcano as seen from Legazpi City, Albay province, Philippines, on Sept. 17. Tens of thousands of people living near the Philippines' most active volcano began to evacuate after increased activity prompted government scientists to warn of an imminent eruption. Dozens of…
  • Deadly flooding in India and Pakistan

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:29 pm
    Hundreds of people have died from the worst flooding in years in India and Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people are left homeless, with some still stranded in submerged homes. Most people in Kashmir's largest city Srinagar were affected by this disaster. Risk of disease is now a major concern due the stagnant water that still fills the area as emergency workers continue the relief efforts. --Leanne Burden Seidel (33 photos total) Kashmiri residents struggle to withstand sudden and strong water currents while wading through floodwaters in their efforts to move to safer places in Srinagar,…
  • Sleepers: Part II

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Whether you get enough sleep or not, here are some more sleepers who took advantage of wherever they were in the past few months to catch some shuteye. --Lloyd Young (30 photos total) Chinese shoppers sleep on a bed in the showroom of the IKEA store on July 6 in Beijing, China. Of the world's ten biggest Ikea stores, 8 of them are in China to cater to the country's growing middle class. The stores are designed with extra room displays given the tendency for customers to make a visit an all-day affair. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking…
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Twice as good? What you need to know about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Five years is a long time in the camera world, but that's how long Canon's EOS 7D was on the market - buoyed by a midlife firmware update that kept it impressively competitive against APS-C offerings from other manufacturers. Canon has not been idle in the past few years, it seems, and the new EOS 7D Mark II is a huge upgrade over the original 7D, offering improvements to every aspect of its feature set. We got hands-on with a pre-production sample recently. Click through to see more.  
  • Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Fujifilm's new X100T is the latest evolution of its popular X-series of enthusiast compacts. Introduced with this model is an updated Hybrid Viewfinder that includes a new electronic rangefinder feature and automatic brightness controls. The X100T carries over the 16MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor seen in its predecessor as well as a fixed 23mm (35mm equiv) F2 lens. We've had access to a pre-production model for a few days - just time to prepare a small gallery of samples.
  • DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3 ties for first

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's latest waterproof flagship smartphone, picking up where the Z2 left off. Like that phone it's 4K capable and also offers an atypically-large 1/2.3"-type sensor. Just like the Z2, that's a 20.7MP Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor nestling behind a 27mm equivalent F2.0 lens. All this has encouraged Sony to offer ISO 12,800, which it says is the highest of any smartphone. Learn more about how it performs
  • Behind the Shot: Spot the Shark

    21 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    Nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his image 'Spot the Shark', taken at Breiðamerkursandur - 'the ice beach' in Iceland. In this article he explains how he set up and took the picture, and the post-processing steps required to get to the final result. Click through for the full story.
  • Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When Panasonic came to see us recently in our Seattle offices we were expecting the much-rumored LX8. That didn't happen, but what we saw was quite a surprise. The LX100 is one of Panasonic's most ambitious cameras yet, marrying a Four Thirds sensor with a 24-75mm (equivalent) F1.7-2.8 lens, in a body not much bigger than that of the LX7. Full manual control, a built-in EVF and 4K video round-out the specification sheet nicely. Click through for a hands-on tour of the new camera.
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • My Seven Favorite Features in IOS 8

    Scott Kelby
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:32 pm
    I can’t give you my favorite iPhone 6 features, because mine hasn’t come in yet, but I did makes the leap to IOS 8 this weekend and I absolutely love it! My favorite IOS update in years. So, without further ado (yes, that was ado), here are my Seven Favorite IOS Features (and some of ‘em are kinda hidden, but awesome nevertheless):(1) QuickType Predictive Typing I read about this one online, and I kind of shrugged, but once I used it, it became my #1 most-favorite, how-did-I-live-without-this feature. It basically predicts with uncanny accuracy what the next word…
  • Our Exclusive First-Look at the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    Scott Kelby
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    It’s here — it’s only 47-second long, and you’ve never seen a “first-look” quite like it. ;-)Hope you have a great weekend!Best,-Scott
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Scott Kelby’s Shoot Like A Pro Tour Come spend the day with Scott Kelby, the photographer who wrote the bestselling book on digital photography, as he brings the concepts, images and ideas from his best-selling book series to life at his Shoot Like A Pro Tour! Here are the upcoming dates:Sept 26 – Houston, TX Oct 1 – Orlando, FL Oct 10 – Westminster, London, UK Oct 17 – Charlotte, NC Dec 1 – Ft. Lauderdale, FLLeave a comment for your chance to win a ticket to one of these upcoming seminars!The 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk We’re just a few weeks away from…
  • Joe McNally at the Monroe Gallery – Santa Fe – Oct 3 – Nov 23

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Hey everyone – RC here. If you have spent any time on this blog or at KelbyOne, you have more often than not come across of Joe McNally.  With over 30 years in the business, he is one of the most sought after photographers out there working today.  He’s shot for Sports Illustrated, Newsweek, LIFE and National Geographic – winning a dizzying amount of awards in over 60 countries.But the best honor for him yet happens this October 3 – November 23 2014 at the Monroe Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He will have his first solo show!  I figured it would be neat to share…
  • The Official 2014 Worldwide Photo Walk T-Shirts Are Here!

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    We’ve got some really cool t-shirts for walkers and leaders this year (one of the many walker shirt designs is seen here), and once again (with the gracious help of Rob Jones of Towner Jones Photography), we’re using this to give back as 100% of the profits from t-shirt sales go directly to the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. Last year (with Rob’s help and generosity) we raised over $6,000 to feed and cloth the children), and this year we’re hoping, with your help, to hit $10,000 just from t-shirt sales alone (which they could really, really use and we can really,…
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    ShootTokyo

  • A day in Tokyo

    Dave
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    When I got back from Jakarta last week I just crashed.  I took off a few days and didn’t do much of anything.  I had big ambitions to do a few blog posts and shoot a few videos but I ended up doing basically nothing.   I was really tired after all of my travel.   Sunday was dedicated to photography…more on that in a minute. Monday was a cram session for the release of ShootTokyo: The Book which was released on Tuesday.   I needed to make sure all of my shipping addresses were sorted, my eBook and Digital Image Pack were finalized.    The book looks even better than I…
  • Exploring Jakarta

    Dave
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    I finally had my first day off in a while today.  All of my travel and work has eaten up a lot of my weekends late.   I’m looking forward to a few days off when I get back to Tokyo. One of my readers of ShootTokyo Wiama and his friend Astrid kindly offered to bring me out in Jakarta and show me the city.   This is a city I have always wanted to go to so it was nice to see it.    I was also able to get out for a few hours of video shooting yesterday as well.  I need to edit my video next weekend but keep a look out for it on my YouTube Channel.    I also picked up one of those…
  • Leaving Bangkok

    Dave
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    A short but busy trip I’m leaving Bangkok en route Jakarta.  I haven’t been to Jakarta before so excited to see somewhere new.   I really hope I have time to get out and shoot a bit of Jakarta. I tried to get out a second night for photography but the weather wasn’t having it and the rain poured down just as I was about to go out… Today’s configuration:  Sony A7s with a Leica Summicron 28mm f/2.0 I didn’t have a chance to use but the hotel had a very cool roof top pool that I wanted to check out.  Infinity pools are so cool. I passed this place on the…
  • A short walk in Bangkok

    Dave
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    After a short flight (well 5 hours seems short lately) I settled into my hotel and decided to go for a short walk in Bangkok while it was still light out.   I haven’t been to Thailand for about 3 years.   It is nice to be back and see how the city has changed. As always you have to choose your direction carefully or you can get stuck in a lot of traffic… Today’s Configuration:  Leica M Monochrom with a Summilux 28mm f/2.0 The remains of a phone booth… I saw this giant weird Micky Mouse sorta graffiti everywhere… The one thing I am always amazed about in South…
  • Nakameguro Festival

    Dave
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    In my overly busy schedule lately I was able to get out for a few hours so I headed to Nakameguro.  Luckily there as a festival underway.   I actually attended the same festival at the end of a photowalk a few years ago. I have been running non-stop lately.   I just got back last night from Singapore and Mumbai.    I think things will slow down a bit in the fall but for now I have trips coming up to Bangkok this Sunday and then on to Jakarta.   I also have trips to Korea and London scheduled.   I’m sure India will find its way back into my schedule again soon.  It’s all…
 
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    PhotographyTalk.com

  • Photos with not too great composition? Tricks to Getting a Winning Composition Every Time.

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Composition is arranging several elements in your photo at your chosen perspective to best tell a story or to emphasize beauty. Compositions are visual representations of the combination of rules principles that define a beautiful photo. Composition also conveys and controls the message that the photographer wants to tell. There are cases when arranging or repositioning the subject of the photo is not possible. When this arises, you as a photographer should reposition or move the camera. For example, the horizon in a landscape photograph is not physically possible to move. You should try to…
  • How your Clients Can Market your Photography Business with their own Mobile App

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Despite the long history of traditional media and the widespread use of new media – Internet, social media and mobile – consumers still trust what may be the oldest form of “advertising,” often known as earned advertising, or word-of-mouth, more than any other. Nielsen polled consumers in 58 countries during a 2013 online survey and found that 84 percent of them trust “recommendations from people I know.” In fact, word-of-mouth has increased in its trust among consumers 6 percentage points from Nielsen’s 2007 survey. Ads on branded Websites were second, but 15 percentage points…
  • Poorly Exposed Photos? 11 Ways to Master Exposure

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Poorly exposed photos?  Ways to Master Exposure  When you talk about mastering exposure, you talk about the basics of photography. Earlier on, it’s something you should nail down in your photography experience. The common mistake newbie photographer makes is to shoot on auto mode. However, while this is great for a while, you’re not really getting most of your camera and you’re not really developing a wide array of photography skills when you’re auto mode.  Exposure basically tells you how much light you let into your camera. Too much light can wash out your photos. Too…
  • Tips for Proactive Steps You Can Take to Help Your Insurance Company Protect Your Valuable Photography Equipment

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Obtaining specific insurance coverage for your photography equipment is an absolute must, especially if you’re a serious amateur or professional with thousands of dollars of equipment. Even hobbyists and enthusiasts should have the right kind of policy to protect their first DSLR, although it is an entry-level model. A homeowner or renter’s policy may cover lower-cost photo gear, but these policies often have a deductible that may be more than the replacement cost. Although you can add what’s called a rider to your homeowner or renter’s coverage, any claim, especially for equipment…
  • Beginner Photographers: 14 Tips You Need to Know, To Quickly Improve your photos.

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Research! Read on ways to improve your photography. It’s good that you are reading one already. Attend workshops Go to photography workshops that best suit your style and genre. Free workshops are ok but if you are thinking of pursuing a career in photography, you must invest time and money to learn the craft. A one camera / lens setup is all you need While the society thinks that having pro gears equate to pro photographer and having many gears will make you a good photographer, as a budding photographer, you should only get one lens and one camera body to start. Get to know your gear well…
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Apple iOS 8 Review

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:42 pm
    The new Apple iOS 8 is out and there are a bunch of new features. Advancing Your Photography gives you a close look into what’s new and our favorite additions to this new operating system. The post Apple iOS 8 Review appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Back To Basics: Introduction To Shutter Speed

    Nathaniel Chu
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    You try to shoot a moving subject or an action shot and the image comes out blurry; we’ve all been there. The way to fix this is through your shutter speed settings. Changing the speed rate of your shutter can be difference between capturing that perfect shot or ending up with a blurred blob. Shutter speed is the length of time a camera’s shutter is open; allowing light in for exposure. Join us on this episode of Advancing Your Photography as we get back to basics and discuss the importance of shutter speed. Follow along as we show you the secret behind shutter speed. Check out…
  • Behind The Scenes: Chase Jarvis

    Nathaniel Chu
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    In order to capture great shots, a lot of times it’ll mean you have to put your body on the line. Chase Jarvis is one photographer who does not shy away from putting it all on the line for the sake of a great shot. Join us as we go behind the scenes with one of the world’s best: Chase Jarvis. See more of Chase’s work at www.chasejarvis.com Watch more of Chase Jarvis sharing some tips on the steps you should take before a photo shoot. Be Inspired, shoot, and share. The post Behind The Scenes: Chase Jarvis appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Archives: Bob Holmes Takes Us Through A Shoot

    Nathaniel Chu
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Bob Holmes has been all over the world and his travel photos have appeared in National Geographic, Departures, and 46 books as the sole photographer. In this video he shows us a simple photo using a doorway to create composition. Make sure to watch his other video about using natural lighting. The post AYP Archives: Bob Holmes Takes Us Through A Shoot appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Life Through Photography: An Exclusive with Marc Silber

    Nathaniel Chu
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Our very own executive producer, Marc Silber, was featured on This Week in Photography. “My love of photography began when I was in grade school and grew as a means of telling visual stories. As the etymology of photography is “light writing” I find photography and film to be my favorite forms of ‘ writing’ and expression.” said Marc. “Our mission with AYP is to help fellow photographers and artists advance – a continuous process of learning.  With the launch of our new site we are connecting our community with Pros who pass along their insight and inspiration,…
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • How Apple Botched This Morning’s Livecast

    Thomas Hawk
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs connected to the 5 TVs in our home. We have Mac minis in the kitchen and in the home office. I’ve pretty much purchased just about every iPhone ever sold. I waited in line overnight for the very first iPhone down in Palo Alto. So, as you can imagine, I was looking forward to this morning’s livecast of Apple’s new announcement. Like millions of other Americans, however, the livecast took place at 10am on a Tuesday morning when I was at…
  • Viva Las Vegas with Keith Urban at the Cosmopolitan, iPhone Style

    Thomas Hawk
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    This past weekend I shot my first iPhone only concert ever — Keith Urban at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas with Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Neimann. I was there with my wife mrsth for our 18th wedding anniversary. We’re both big Keith Urban and country music fans, so when I saw he was playing at the swanky Cosmopolitan (which is absolutely the best place to stay in Vegas these days), I booked us a room there for the weekend and we celebrated 18 years in style. A great show was made even better thanks to Jessica Northey who put us in touch with Keith’s management (thank…
  • The New and Improved Flickr

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

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

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

  • The Art of Holding Focus Without Burning Out

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:55 pm
    © graphilandia - Fotolia.com "If you decide to run the ball, just count on fumbling and getting the shit knocked out of you a lot, but never forget how much fun it is just to run the ball! "Jimmy Buffett I missed "Marketing Monday" yesterday. So, welcome to Marketing Tuesday...The quote above was just too good not to share.  There are too many of you have taken a few hits and forgotten how much fun it is to run the ball!  The "ball" is your business and while it has days loaded with stress, you're still running your own company and getting closer to living your dream...or maybe…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - Honesty, Integrity and Passion

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:27 am
    "You've got to listen to the voice in your gut. It is individual. It is unique. It is yours. It's called being authentic."Merideth Vieira They're just three words, but nobody could demonstrate honesty, integrity and passion better than Sandy Puc in yesterday's second episode of "Weekend Wisdom".  Actually, she demonstrated all ten qualities of leadership from the image above. That's why she's one of the most respected educators and artists in our industry.She gave us all the most honest in-depth background into the rise, fall and rise again of her business and life...or maybe it started…
  • Defining Success as a Photographer

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    This morning's post is a little out of the norm for what I normally share on the weekends, but it's so relevant to all of us. Two weeks ago, working together with SproutingPhotographer.com we launched "Weekend Wisdom". It's meant to be a very different kind of podcast, with the idea being that we drill down on just one topic, typically the components of a specific project or promotion. We want these podcasts to be relevant and helpful with a "how-to" quality when it comes to marketing and business.  Our first episode with Don Komarechka was very specific and talked about self-publishing,…
  • A Friday Quickie for Photographers...Believing in Yourself

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    © adrian_ilie825 - Fotolia.com I found a terrific quote on perspective in Kathryn and Ross Petras' book..."It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done". "Don't believe them when they tell you how bad you are and how terrible your ideas are, but also don't believe them when they start telling you how wonderful you are and how great your ideas are. Just believe in your work and you'll do just fine."  Michael Uslan I remember a podcast with good buddy, Matthew Jordan Smith. Matthew talked about the importance of developing your own style and referenced his early days, just starting out.
  • Just to Make You Smile...

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Every now and then there's a moment in our lives when an icon totally exceeds our expectations. It's one of those "close encounters" that simply makes you smile. I'm sharing this video, which hasn't been released to the general public yet, but here's your chance to see it first. Somebody shared it on my Facebook feed and now I can't find who it was to say "thanks".  Just trust me and enjoy the next minute and a half. The story behind it is great too. Here's the link to AdWeek.
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Earthmelting Truck

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Grunge HDR If you’ll notice, I haven’t been doing much grungy HDR stuff lately. I never did that much back in the day, but I did dabble in it. I could do more, I suppose, but I don’t really seek out all those abandoned kinda places. I don’t know why. I know some people really like that, and that’s cool. But I do find I end up going to pretty, beautiful places rather than rundown grungy places. I’ve never really thought about this until I wrote this paragraph, but it is an interesting thing I am noticing. Daily Photo – The Earthmelting Truck We recently found a new…
  • Late Morning at Mitre Peak

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Edited with Macphun This photo below is one of many I have done lately with Macphun software. See more in my . Daily Photo – Late Morning at Mitre Peak If visiting Milford Sound, one great piece of advice is not to go all the way to the water’s edge at low tide. Some of the best shots are from the still reflection shots of the puddles that form from the retreating water. There are hundreds of these little pools. Some are clear without rocks and others have rocks. I decided to move around until I found a nice sequence of them. Late Morning at Mitre Peak Tweet m Photo Information Date…
  • The Lines of the Sahara

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Using Humans in Landscape Photos Whenever I put a human or capture a human in a photo, I am reminded of how much it adds to the sense of scale. I’m a bit hard on myself, I suppose, because I lament that I don’t think of it more often. But then I recall that I should stop all that fretting about the past. Maybe I’ll remember to do it more in the future, maybe I won’t! It doesn’t matter. Daily Photo – The Lines of the Sahara One of the hardest types of photos I took while in the desert were fully zoomed in at 300mm while on camelback. The motion a camel makes is incongruous…
  • Another Amazing Sunset at Bendemeer

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Burning Man Here’s a new video I made from Burning Man. How did I make the animations? Check out the Animoto Review here on the site. Seeing Nature for What it Is Sometimes while I’m taking peaceful sunset photos like this, I feel like I can see the matrix for what it is. It’s quite meditative and creative. I think more and more people are discovering some of these secrets of the Earth through photography. Maybe you know what I mean. Daily Photo – Another Amazing Sunset at Bendemeer This is a new housing development area near Arrowtown and Queenstown. They have huge tracks of…
  • Road to the Sunset in Iceland

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    What’s in Trey’s Bag? I’m sure many of you have clicked the links at the top of the blog that show the kind of stuff I carry around on a daily basis, but here is a video you may have missed! Walter Mitty Can I say something that most of you will probably disagree with? Sorries in advance! But, for the life of me, I just cannot like that Walter Mitty movie. I found it to be entirely silly, ridiculous, and preposterous in almost every way. Now, nothing wrong with that, I say. I love a good silly, ridiculous, and preposterous movie. For example, give me Monty Python all day…
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  • iPhone 6 Plus Camera In-Depth Review

    Jim Harmer
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. I have shot with just about every popular camera model on the market from cell phones all the way up to $10,000 DSLR cameras and lenses, but I checked my Lightroom stats this week and found that 38% of my photos taken in the last year were taken with the iPhone iSight camera.  I don’t use my iPhone camera for serious photography work most of the time, but I trust it to document my children’s lives, to capture the moments that would otherwise be missed when my other…
  • RAID’ing Photokina News [IP83]

    Darin Mellor
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin talk about big news from Photokina 2014 and various ways to back up photography related files. Before discussing the very exciting products unveiled at Photokina Jim & Darin emphasize the importance of redundant backups for Lightroom Catalogs, photos, and more. What’s in this episode An important discussion of why it is important have multiple copies of important files. Exploring the various options photographers can use to back up their work. Two new…
  • 9 Photographers Who Are Changing Photography

    Kevin Reilly
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Mainstream photography has been around for over 100 years and you might think it and the artists who practice it would be pretty well established by now. But there are always going to be a small number of artists who break the bounds of conventional thought, master the latest technical innovations and find new outlets to share their enthusiasm for the art. I believe this story could easily be entitled “900 Photographers Who Are Changing Photography”, because as I wrote it, I…
  • Top 35 Places to Shoot in Virgina

    tmersh
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. For those who haven’t been to Virginia, it may be surprising how much photographic opportunity there is in the state. From beach to mountain, from battlefields to presidential estates, from winter wonderlands to summer water sports – no matter what kind of subject you’re looking for, you can find it in Virginia! Taken from personal experience and polls among local photographers, here are 35 prime locations for shooting in the Old Dominion. Coastal Region 1 and 2.
  • Hallelujah! The Canon 7D Mark II Is Here!

    Jim Harmer
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Canonistas rejoice!  One of the most popular cameras in Canon history is back with a new and improved version.  The Canon 7D Mark II was just announced, and I have a feeling it’s going to be just as popular as the previous version. The original Canon 7D was announced back in August of 2009.  2009!  So it’s definitely time for a refresh.  Let’s see what’s new. 20.2 megapixel sensor 10 frames per second (!!!) with a 31 raw buffer and a 1096 jpg buffer…
 
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  • Street Focus 000 – An Exploration of Urban Photography

    Frederick
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Introducing Street Focus! The newest addition to the TWiP Network. If only Henri Cartier-Bresson were around today to see the advances in photography and more specifically street photography! I’m confident he would be proud at how Valerie Jardin, the newest host to join the TWiP network, is spreading the good word about street centric photojournalism. Welcome […] The post Street Focus 000 – An Exploration of Urban Photography appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus Teaser!

    Frederick
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:12 pm
    I’m excited to let you know that very soon we will be launching the newest addition to the TWiP Network — Street Focus, a show “focused” on street photography and hosted by TWiP regular Valerie Jardin. The post Street Focus Teaser! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Talks 001: Photo Storage Strategies with Scott Vouri

    Frederick
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Taking the correct steps to safeguard your photos should be number one in your priority list as a digital content creator (photographer). Unfortunately, this important topic is an after thought for many. We have no problem purchasing the latest cameras, lenses and software, yet when it comes to protecting the priceless images created by all […] The post TWiP Talks 001: Photo Storage Strategies with Scott Vouri appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 378 – Apple Announces iPhone 6

    Bruce
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    This week on TWiP, Apple announces the iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus, Nikon unveils the D750 & SB-500, and Canon reveals the 7D Mark II. The post TWiP 378 – Apple Announces iPhone 6 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Panasonic Unveils the Lumix GM5

    Frederick
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Earlier this week at the Photokina trade show, Panasonic introduced the LUMIX DMC-GM5! Skipping three whole numbers from the amazing little GM1, the new GM5 sports a number of improvements over the now “old” GM1. Big things in small packages The body design now uses a magnesium alloy, and the GM5 now integrates a 1,166K-dot […] The post Panasonic Unveils the Lumix GM5 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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  • Leica variants of Panasonic’s large-sensor, fixed-zoom cameras debut at Photokina

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
        As we continue to dig our way out from under the last of the camera announcements from the Photokina tradeshow, we've just published our previews of the Leica D-Lux (Typ 109) and Leica V-Lux (Typ 114). These two fixed-lens cameras are the first in the D-Lux and V-Lux series to move to Leica's somewhat clumsy new naming schema which aims to emphasize the series name over the individual camera model, but that's far from the only reason they're interesting. Leica's D-Lux and V-Lux model lines have long consisted of rebadged,... (read more)
  • Leica renames last-gen cameras, makes them significantly more affordable

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
        Fancy a Leica camera, but don't want to buy second-hand, and put off by the new camera pricing? If so, a couple of new Leica models might be of interest. You'll still need deep pockets -- especially if you want a DSLR -- but not quite as deep as was previously the case. The Leica S-E (Typ 006) DSLR and Leica X-E (Typ 102) fixed-lens compact are the latest two models to appear as more economical -E versions, following in the footsteps of 2012's Leica M-E. Unlike that camera, however, these new models aren't feature-trimmed... (read more)
  • Firmware Friday: Olympus E-M1 update lands ahead of schedule, Leica updates S-system cameras

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
        The last few weeks or so might have been a bit manic, thanks to the biennial Photokina tradeshow that's been underway in Germany, but that doesn't mean things have been quiet on the firmware front. The very opposite, in fact! A few days ago, we told you about a new firmware update for the Olympus E-M1 digital SLR, currently under development and promised for delivery from September 24th. Well, as it turns out that firmware has arrived already, so if you're an E-M1 shooter, it's time to start updating. New features on offer... (read more)
  • Canon’s venerable fast-shooting APS-C gets a major upgrade: We compare the 7D vs. 7D Mark II

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
        When Canon introduced the 7D Mark II early Monday morning it quickly shot to the top of our charts in traffic. Given it's been 5 years since the release of the original 7D (a veritable eternity in the digital photography space), we expected it to handily surpass its older brother in every way. But we didn't expect the new camera to give Canon's full-frame DSLR lineup a run for its money. Yes, dynamic range and low-light suffer from the smaller sensor, but this camera eats the more expensive 5D Mark III (5D Mark III vs. 7D Mark II... (read more)
  • Considering an iPhone 6 Plus? This is the most beautiful camera(phone) review we’ve ever seen.

    mtomkins@imaging-resource.com
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
        The high-end cameraphone market is thriving, with plenty of strong options, from the Nokia Lumia 1020, to the Samsung Galaxy S5. Heck, Panasonic just announced development of their CM1, featuring a monstrous 1" image sensor with 6 times the area of recent iPhone sensors. It's not clear how the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will fare against such stiff competition, but a recent review suggests the battle will be fierce. Photographer and videographer Austin Mann recently took off to Iceland with an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6... (read more)
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  • 19 September 2014, Friday

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless microphone set. NEW: Sennheiser wireless DSLR mic review. Complete with live truck video!   NEW: B&H now carries Audeze headphones. I reviewed the LCD-3 recently as the world's best-sounding headphones that you can plug into a standard headphone socket, but you only used to be able to get them direct from the manufacturor. Now we all can get the LCD-3 direct from B&H. These headphopnes are for serious music listening, not for feild monitoring for recording video. For feild monitoring as you'd use with the wireless mic above, the $100 Sony MDR-7506…
  • 16 September 2014, Tuesday

    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon F6 and 50mm f/1.4 AF-D. 10 Anniversary: Nikon F6. The Nikon F6 was announced on 16 September 2004, and ten years later, is still the world's best 35mm SLR.   Honeywell Pentax H1a and clip-on CdS meter with Super-Takumar 55mm f/2. NEW: Honeywell Pentax H1a Review.  
  • 15 September 2014, Monday

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 7D Mk II with 18-135mm IS STM. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II. Canon's replacement for the 5-year-old 7D. This new Mark II is now THE sports camera short of a $6,500 pro body, with 10 FPS shooting! With the ability to synchronize itself automatically to flickering arena lighting, the 7D Mk II just became the world's best indoor sports camera at any price, unless you bring your own arena strobes. NEW: Canon LP-E6N battery. The 7D Mark II uses this new battery, which is included with the 7D Mk II. It charges in the usual Canon LC-E6 charger for the older batteries, too. NEW: Canon WFT-E7A v2…
  • 13 September 2014, Saturday

    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You have to love Amazon Ordering is always easy from Amazon, and returns are even easier. I just got a defective light switch from Amazon, went to the Amazon.com, and in about 15 seconds had a label printed out to return it. Actually, all I did was stick the page in the box. Amazon is sending UPS back to my house to pick it up from me, free. I don't have to call anyone or drive anywhere to return it. Nothing is more local than my front doorstep. Thank you Amazon!  
  • 12 September 2014, Friday

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Nikon D750. The D750 is a D610 with a flippy screen and the superior autofocus system of the D810.   NEW: Nikon 20mm f/1.8.   NEW: Nikon SB-500.   NEW: Nikon 52mm close-up lens. LEICA M3 and 50mm f/2 SUMMICRON. NEW: Just Use It. You can't wear out a good 35mm camera.  
 
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    Strobist

  • Traveling Photographer_DUBAI has Ben Posted

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

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    You can't exactly put this stuff in your pocket. And what you get to carry it around will be largely driven by, well, what you care carrying around.Most of you will end up using two small lights with stands and mods and a modest bag of camera gear. Not that there's anything wrong with that. You can do a ton of cool stuff with two speedlights. I have gone far past that level of gear in the past, and often to my regret.If that's you, grab the shoulder-slung camera bag of your choice. Then augment it with this:The LumoPro Padded Lighting Case is cheap ($30), lightweight, protective and perfect…
  • Choosing Hard and Specialty Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    We tend to start out using soft light at a 45-degree angle because it is an easy fix, and it's hard to go seriously wrong doing that.But there are all kinds of light mods, and often choices other than default soft ¾ light can be more interesting. My favorites are snoots, grids and ring adapters.Snoots are like little tunnels you attach to your flash to block part of the light beam. Snoots are not rocket science -- we are just blocking some light. And cardboard works just fine to create tight zones of light that you can use to create something like the photo above.For grid spots, which work…
  • Choosing Soft Modifiers

    1 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Editor's note: In 2011 I wrote a full post on my four favorite soft modifiers. No changes since then. These are still my go-to's, for reasons explained below. So I am reprinting this in the gear selection module. -DHWith the gazillion or so soft light mods out there, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the choices available. And while I have probably shot with more of them that I would care to admit, there are four soft mods that I go back to again and again.As it happens, these four are reasonably priced, too. (Which may well be what attracted me to them in the first place, of…
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  • 22 September, 2014 - Leica and Fuji Video Interviews Concluded

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
     UPDATE: We now have completed the upload of Part 2 of the Leica video interview and also Part 2 of the Fuji video Interview.  We apologize for the delay, but our Cologne hotel's Internet service had bandwidth limitations. ...
  • 20 September, 2014 - Photokina Day 4 Report

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
      Today was an extremely busy day and our last day at Photokina.  This has been a non-stop four days.  We have packed as many meetings in as we could.  We have walked miles looking at all the booths and we have learned a lot.  We’re actually very excited about some of the products we have seen and look forward to trying many of these products out and reporting back to you what we learn.  In today’s Photokina Day 4 Report we share a number of videos as well as comments and photos from around the Photokina Trade Show floor. Tomorrow we will wrap up our…
  • 19 September, 2014 - Photokina 2014 Report Days 2 & 3

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:07 pm
      Photokina has been running for three days now.  Today we publish our Photokina Report For Days 2 and 3.  UPDATE: Our 30 minute long interview with Fuji executives about their new cameras and lenses is now online as part of the article. UPDATE #2: Due to a poor Internet connection the Fuji video is truncated about half way through. We are uploading a new versions and will announce it here when it is online. Sorry for the inconvenience. We have one more day at the show and on Friday we will visit Samsung and a few others.  Also we will be doing a Michael and…
  • 16 September, 2014 - Photokina 2014 Report - Day 1

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
      Every two years the world's largest photographic trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany. This year Michael and Kevin are in attendance and will be reporting on those things that they saw of greatest interest to them, and hopefully to you as well. We will not be reporting on many mainstream items for two main reasons. One, they are being covered very well elsewhere, and two, for the most part that aren't that exciting – al least not to us. Click here for our first day report, images and video coverage. Our friend, Sean Reid of Reidreviews, a subscription site, has…
  • 14, September, 2014 - Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

    14 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
      We have published a few articles on medium format lately.  So, today we take it down a notch and share an article by Olaf Willoughby.  He re-visits the Leica T and his experiences as a user.  You can read test reports and reviews but using a camera is the bottom line.  Olaf digs right down to the heart of it in “Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep - Thoughts On The Leica T”.  It’s Photokina time and I am publishing this article from the Delta Lounge at the Atlanta Airport.  The show opens Tuesday and Michael and I will be there covering all the…
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  • 9/22/14 The Morning Coffee: Cathedral Window

    Michael Johnston
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    And a Good Morning to you. Hope you had a nice weekend. So there's an interesting thing that happens with the light in my yard, at this time of year: There's an opening in the trees that leads back to the soybean field. When the sun gets low in the sky, the light comes through the opening. From the house it looks like a narrow strip of light falling across the yard... ...But when I went out there it's a wider wedge of light that comes to a point like a cathedral window. It's pretty. I haven't gotten a good picture in my back yard yet, but I feel like I will. I missed…
  • Sunday Open Mike: Miscellaneous Thoughts

    Michael Johnston
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    Money utility: Several months ago when I last met Ctein in Madison—May, it was—he had with him a Panasonic 12–35mm lens that John Camp had loaned him. I put it on my OM-D E-M1 and was instantly smitten: it seemed just the right lens for that camera to me. I love the optical look of that lens, too. (Or at least I think I do. It could be that I'm just falling prey to suggestibility, looking at online samples and letting my imagination fill in what I want to be seeing.) I intended to get one. But shortly thereafter, stocks of that lens ran out. It's been back-ordered at B&H…
  • Quote o' the Day: Bill Tyler

    Michael Johnston
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    "There is something psychologically seductive about the term 'full-frame.' Once you've heard it, anything smaller is 'less than full,' or somehow substandard. Of course, full-frame enthusiasts never seem to take the next logical step and move up to medium format—that would be fuller than full, and there's no need to be extra full." —Bill Tyler, in the Comments ©2014 by William Tyler, 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…
  • Look At This

    Michael Johnston
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I'm just starting to catch up on recent product introductions. (My life hasn't settled down at all—my days still range from full to insanely busy, and I'm not entirely managing to keep that "overwhelmed" feeling at bay all the time.) I'm just now catching up to this. Three things make the new Panasonic LX100 grab me: My style of photography—I'm a generalist, walk-around-and-take-notes kind of photographer; small, easy-to-carry but capable cameras naturally appeal. The current Renaissance of cameras designed and well-suited to this style of…
  • More About the 'Torture' Post

    Michael Johnston
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Following the post 'Torture, the Whole Thing' last Thursday, I was pleased to hear from William Todd Schultz, the author of the Dinae Arbus book An Emergency in Slow Motion, who I quoted extensively in the post. Responding to some of your comments, he wrote: For the fun of it I'd like to address a few things said. It's interesting how so many people seem to dislike any attempt to interpret art, no matter how informed or perceptive. It's as if art ought to always stand utterly alone, with no context, no meaning-making, just pure perception. My feeling is that what…
 
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  • Transporting a lot of gear? Think Tank Photo's Production Manager 40 is here for you

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    Think Tank Photo just released the Production Manager 40, a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment, including room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
  • Busy October for Nikonians Academy

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is finishing up the Galapagos Photo Adventure and when he gets back, he won't have much time to unpack. Mike is bringing back (by popular demand) the Lightroom and iTTL wireless flash workshops for the Los Angeles and Seattle Masters Series scheduled for October
  • Freezing motion in low light - an optical viewfinder advantage

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    In his article Tim Marchant reviews a technique to capture moving objects in low-light by under-exposure and then post-processing to recover the image - but without motion blur. Read more on how to show some crisp keeper shots under difficult conditions from your new gear.
  • Nikon releases new FX-format D750

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Nikon has announced their first FX-format D-SLR with a tilting Vari-Angle LCD, along with a new Speedlight and fast wide angle prime lens. The new Nikon D750 will be available in late September with a suggested retail price of $2299.95 USD (body only). The AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED will carry a suggested retail price of $799.95 and the SB-500 Speedlight comes in at $249.95 (both due on the street by late September).
  • Photo Techniques: Exposing for Pinpoint Stars Over a Landscape

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Trying to capture detail in both the landscape and the stars can be difficult, but from about one hour before sunrise to approximately 30 minutes before sunrise there is a sweet spot that allows you to capture enough information in both areas to produce a stunning final image. Follow Mike Hagen as he goes through the checklist of 10 steps to perfect star photography.
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  • CANON CINEMA EOS CAPTURES SPACE IN 4K FOR NEW IMAX® 3D FILM

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Tweet CANON CINEMA EOS CAPTURES SPACE IN 4K FOR NEW IMAX 3D FILM MELVILLE, N.Y., September 22, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon Cinema EOS digital cameras and lenses have been selected by IMAX Corporation for an exciting mission to capture 4K footage in space. The cameras and lenses left Earth Saturday on a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The equipment will arrive at the International Space Station, where astronauts will capture stunning 4K content for the upcoming new 3D…
  • photokina 2014: the bellwether trade fair draws 185,000 visitors

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    Tweet Press Release No. 29 / Cologne, 21 September 2014 photokina 2014 – 16-21 September 2014 Position as the world’s leading innovation and business platform for the imaging sector emphatically underscored – once again some 185,000 visitors from around the globe flocked to photokina in Cologne – exhibitors praise strong international presence The 33rd photokina, which ended on Sunday (21 September 2014), was a great success. Some 185,000 visitors from more than 160 countries experienced a trade fair that presented a rarely seen image of youthfulness and freshness. Action cams and…
  • Round shot VR drive Metric Launched

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    Tweet The Roundshot VR Drive Metric was launched today. Here is the link to its website with all product details: http://www.roundshot.com/xml_1/internet/en/file/modul/news/html.cfm?config=2FFC9548-5056-8276-9C61CB88FCA5D980&lg=EN&did=1&lid=3&newsID=156&pid=1 Roundshot will be at photokina photokina booth B023 in hall 2.1 showing panorama products live.
  • 175 years of photography – 167 years of Tetenal.Pictures best friend.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    Tweet Norderstedt/ColognephotokinaSeptember 2014Tradition – imaging expertise – innovation: These characteristics have distinguished Tetenal since its establishment in 1847. The company has been highly regarded by the photographic community almost since the time “PHOTO” technology was invented. Now Tetenal has launched a microsite – seit1847.tetenal.de – to honor this special event. The site visualises the fascination of photography by presenting a wide range of contemporary milestones. “Happy Birthday PHOTO” is this year’s motto of the Norderstedt-based…
  • Fujifilm Announces Deluxe X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition; New Lenses; and New Instax Wide 300; X100T.

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Tweet FUJIFILM ANNOUNCESDELUXEX-T1 GRAPHITE SILVER EDITION New triple layer coating gives the X-T1a sophisticated and durable finish; EVF updated withNatural Live View and electronic shutter speed increased up to 1/32000 second; X-T1 and XF18-135mmF3.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR black kit announced Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenew special edition FUJIFILM X-T1Graphite Silvera weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) that delivers an instant image preview. TheX-T1 Graphite Silver also…
 
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  • “The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.” ― Henri Cartier Bresson

    photofocusadmin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.” ― Henri Cartier BressonFiled under: Inspiration, Photography Tagged: henri cartier bresson
  • Simply Stunning: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 – Gear Review

    Levi Sim
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    I gotta say, I loved using this lens. Sigma has really out done themselves. I know some people say they’ve owned Sigma lenses and the photos were poor…those lenses were the low end stuff; I could say the same about cheap Nikon and Canon lenses I’ve used. Sigma’s newest professional lenses, however, are the amongst the best glass I’ve ever used. I’m talking here about the latest version, not the older one with the gold trim. I borrowed this one from LensRentals.com to photograph a golf tournament, and it was the best thing I could have done. I got it with the…
  • Avrohom Perl | Photographer of the Week

    Jaron Schneider
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Photos of jewelry that makes you want to buy, subtle imagery of high tech devices in every day life, the perfect shot of food that makes your mouth water… who takes those images? If you’re in New York, odds are you’ve seen some of Avrohom’s work even if you didn’t know it. “I’m a commercial photographer who shoots products, jewelry, food, headshots, some fashion, portraits, and more. After gaining some experience in different areas of photography, I decided to focus exclusively on the commercial side of the business.  There is a string of sushi…
  • “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” – Ansel Adams

    photofocusadmin
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.” ― Ansel AdamsFiled under: Inspiration, Photography Tagged: Ansel Adams
  • Saving Time with the Auto Levels Command in Photoshop

    Richard Harrington
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    When working with the Levels adjustment layer, you may have noticed the Auto button. This command button triggers an analysis of the histogram data by Photoshop that is then used to modify the individual controls of the Levels adjustment. In many cases this results in an image that is properly adjusted for color balance and exposure issues. In others it will get you closer to a corrected image. Step 1. Open the file Auto_Levels.jpg (image provided for educational use only). Step 2. Add a Levels adjustment layer by clicking the Levels icon in the Adjustments panel. Step 3. Click the Auto…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Letanguerrant: P!NK at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Biana
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    This series examines the photographers who exhibitd at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept was on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring the work of Letanguerrant who gives us a look on stage and behind-the-scenes of singer P!nk’s [...]
  • Gerd Ludwig: The Long Shadow of Chernobyl at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:05 am
    This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. Today, we focus on Gerd Ludwig whose haunting images of Chernobyl won him the 2014 Dr. Erich Salomon Prize. This year, “The Long Shadow of Chernobyl” photo book was published in three languages (including an essay by Michail Gorbachev). Gerd Ludwig was born [...]
  • Jürgen Schadeberg: My South Africa: Jazz & Politics at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of music. It embraces all facets of music photography, and today we’re featuring Jürgen Schadeberg, a photographer who captures the “rawness” of the jazz musicians of 1950′s South [...]
  • Jamie Cullum: Passion for Photography and Music at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    Jaime Cullum, a Leica enthusiast exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina, gave a surprise performance debuting his new album ‘Interlude’ in Germany with Leica at photokina! This series examines the photographers who are exhibiting at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014. The focus of this year’s exhibition concept is on impressive photography from the world of [...]
  • Hall of Fame Winner Thomas Hoepker at photokina 2014 #DasWesentliche

    Leica Internet Team
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    This year’s exhibition program at the Leica Galerie at photokina 2014 includes Leica cultural projects including the project “Wanderlust” (teNeues) from this year’s Hall of Fame award winner Thomas Hoepker, a retrospective of his outstanding oeuvre.  With simple humility, Thomas Hoepker has always seen himself as nothing more than an assignment photographer, someone interested in [...]
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  • Discover the New Sony PXW-FS7 Video Camera

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    I have been saying for a few years now that I believe that Sony will end up being the main competitor/threat to Canon as the leading camera company in the video/DSLR space. Sony continued its path to prove me right with their recent release of the FS7. If you are not familiar with Sony’s current video camera lineup it ranges from the VG700, FS700, now the new FS7, the F5 and the F55. The FS7 is rumored to be around $10,000 (body only) and drops in between the FS700 (which retails for around $6000) and the F5 (retails around $16,000-$17,000). The FS7 is aimed directly at Canon’s…
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC LX100 – 4K Content In Your (Rather Large) Pocket

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    What a 4K line-up! First Panasonic introduces its DMC- GH4 which took the pro video production world by storm, then the DMC- FZ1000 bridge camera and now, the DMC- LX100 GN premium compact. Each new camera got smaller and now we have the (almost) pocketable LX100. That’s more 4K-capable consumer-priced pro-quality gear than any other camera maker so far. It is hardly surprising that Panasonic has apparently gone all out for 4K with its latest consumer cameras given they make 4K television sets. Other television makers like Sony and Samsung also make 4K TVs and both have released or…
  • The SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens Hits the 4K Sweet Spot

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    SLR Magic, Hong Kong-based maker of high speed manual lenses has released its SLR Magic 10mm T2.1 Hyperprime Cine Lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, and from the first two videos shot with it, it looks like a beauty. I have a long history of using prime lenses on mirrorless cameras, from well before the term mirrorless came into vogue for non-DSLR cameras. I learned years ago that using beautifully designed, well-crafted, manual, single focal length optics is a joy in itself and can intimately shape your way of seeing the world. And my favourite way of seeing is immersive, via wide angle…
  • RØDE Immerses You in the Scene with Stereo VideoMic X

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    While the visual side of moviemaking has well and truly entered the immersive era via reach-out-and-touch-it 4K acquisition and you-are-here cameras like the GoPro Hero, audio has lagged some distance behind. No longer. Australia-based microphone maker RØDE has introduced the Stereo VideoMic X and from the specs it is a more-than-worthy descendant of the original RØDE Stereo VideoMic. ( See earlier planet5D article about the RØDE Stereo VideoMic X  RØDE pioneered the on-camera video microphone category with the original versions of the monaural VideoMic and Stereo VideoMic, and both…
  • Sony FS7 is to the FS700 as the Canon C300 is to C100?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Den Lennie interview on the Sony FS7 makes a pretty compelling case for the comparison – except the FS7 is 1/3 less expensive than the C300. Take an FS700 and an external recorder like the Odyssey7Q, or take the FS7 – please. For about the same money, you get equally stunning 4K images, though clearly there are other differences between the two cameras (like 14 stops of dynamic range from the FS7 yet in a much more compact form factor). That equivalence within and across brands is one of the big take-aways from this brief on-the-floor interview with filmmaker Den Lennie. A wise man once…
 
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    PMA Newsline

  • Adobe acquires imaging developer Aviary

    Paul Worthington
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    The leading imaging software company has taken in one of the most successful startups of recent years: Adobe acquired Aviary, and “together we will build and connect the next generation of creative applications, “Aviary says. Adobe says Aviary has “an exceptional team and technology platform, as well as expertise serving a robust developer ecosystem.” Privately held Aviary […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Photographers succeeding with social media

    Paul Worthington
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:44 pm
    How can professional photographers and other businesses benefit more from social media? WiFi developer Eyefi commissioned Mark Fidelman to study the work of the top 30 photographers on social media, how they marketed themselves, and how it bettered their business. In this episode of The PMA Podcast, Fidelman, the founder  of Evolvesinc, explains the methodology […]
  • Focus on: Miranda Smith, Gallery 360

    Jennifer Kruger
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Miranda Smith has worked on a sheep ranch, at a zoo, and in retail, but has found her niche as a custom picture framer and as owner and director of Gallery 360 in Perth, Australia. One of Australia’s largest independent framers of prints, photographs, artworks, documents, and objects, and a provider of wholesale framing for […]
  • Saturday is “Save Your Photos Day”

    Admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    What’s September 27, 2014? Oh wait, you already read the headline… That’s right, its Save Your Photos Day! Wait, what’s that? It’s a day “aimed at educating individuals, families, communities and photographers on how to preserve meaningful photos from disasters such as fire, flood and other natural disasters, says the Save Your Photos Alliance ‘ which […]
  • Kodak Alaris unveils innovations

    Admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    It was only a year ago that “a new company was born from one of the world’s most iconic brands.” Kodak Alaris says it is now “on a mission to help consumers unlock the power of their images through innovative technology and state of the art printing solutions,” and this week it showed off some […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Just Published: Our Nikon Coolpix S810c Android Powered Camera Review

    William Chambers
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:04 am
    For those of you who are looking for a new camera, but crave smartphone or tablet functionality, Nikon has you covered with their Coolpix S810c. This 16-megapixel camera offers some typical features for a compact super-zoom, like a 12x optical zoom lens, full 1080p HD video recording, etc. However, unlike most Coolpix models, the S810c is powered by Android's 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system; like you'd find on an Android smartphone or tablet. Combined with built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, this system opens a whole new world of possibilities thanks to access to a plethora of apps available for…
  • SanDisk takes aim at 4K video, with the release of the world's fastest microSD UHS-I memory card

    William Chambers
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    SanDisk continues to be the leader in the memory card world, offering the fastest and most reliable memory devices for compact electronics to date. Now they have released a new high-capacity microSD card that takes aim at those who use cameras like the GoPro for 4K video, which requires both space and speed. The new 64GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I memory card offers plenty of storage for capturing 4K video, along with U3 speed ratings (UHS Speed Class 3) at up to 95MB/s; yes, 95MB/s! They've also updated their other Extreme PRO products, like the new 512GB Extreme PRO SDXC card, the world's…
  • Samsung announces new NX-series flagship ILC, the NX1 SMART Camera

    William Chambers
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    Samsung has just introduced their latest NX-series ILC, the NX1 Smart Camera. The new flagship model in this line, the NX1 is packed with their latest features and technologies, like UHD 4K video recording and "Smart" Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC tech. The camera boasts an APS-C sized 28-megapixel BSI CMOS image sensor, which is controlled by their new DRIMe V image processor. Autofocus is handled by a new NX AF System III, which offers a powerful AF Assist Beam (covers up to 15m) and Wide Phase Detection to help track subjects. Oh, and did we mention this camera can shoot at up to 15FPS with…
  • In celebration of 75 years of optics, Canon releases three new EF lenses

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Canon has added three new EF lenses to their ranks, including two new silent motor (STM) models. The new EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM offer smooth and quite autofocus, which is great for video recording. The EF 24-105 offers a versatile focal range for general, everyday photography with the addition of their Image Stabilization to help keep images free from blur. The EF-S 24mm lens gives you a more compact form factor, along with a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8. They also introduced a new EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens, which is designed to be a more portable, super…
  • Canon adds three new PowerShot models

    William Chambers
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Along with their recent announcement of the EOS 7D Mark II, Canon has added three new PowerShot cameras to several their popular camera lines; the G7 X, SX60 HS, and the N2. All three boast some impressive features, like the SX60's massive 65x (yes, 65x!) optical zoom lens, the G7 X's 1-inch 20.2MP image sensor. To learn more about each new camera, see our previews by clicking on the links below:Canon PowerShot G7 X PreviewCanon PowerShot SX60 HS PreviewCanon PowerShot N2 Preview THREE NEW HIGH-END, ADVANCED POWERSHOT MODELS FROM CANON U.S.A. EMPOWER PHOTOGRAPHERS TO CREATE AMAZING IMAGES AND…
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    A Photo Editor

  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade

    A Photo Editor
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    From Paul Melcher’s blog “Thoughts of a Bohemian” since editorial photography’s dominance in our cultural landscape diminished, the advertising world had to look elsewhere for inspiration. No longer can they count on their magazines to give them a hint on what type of photography is successful. Instead, they turned to the new trend indicator : Social media. It will not be surprising, it is happening already, to see editorial photography influenced by brand photography. In an effort to keep pace with current trends, online and print publications are more and more looking…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Rosalind Fox Solomon

    Jonathan Blaustein
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I know a photographer who won’t tell people he/she is Jewish. It’s a secret. He/she worries for his/her safety, if the information ever got out. I still remember the fantasy of Barack Obama’s inaugural days as President, when people spoke of a post-racial society. It would be funny, if it weren’t so sad. How ridiculous that idea seems, in retrospect. There is, and has always been, the other. People who don’t look like you, talk like you, or copulate like you. People who worship a deity with a different name. Them. They’re not like us.
  • Art Producers Speak: Patrick Fraser

    Suzanne Sease
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 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 Patrick Fraser. I worked with him on extremely complicated projects and he always over delivered. Understanding vision of agency creative, suggesting solution for unusual concepts, delivering beautiful photography…
  • 21st Century Book Deal Hustle

    Jonathan Blaustein
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Every era gets the catch phrase it deserves. Just think about “Where’s the beef?” Remember that cranky old lady on the Wendy’s commercials? Of course you do. That it happened during the 80’s, when actors like Stallone and Schwarzenegger were beef-caking up the movie theaters? Not a coincidence. By now, you know my own catchphrase like you know the pixel count on your new iPhone. I always talk about the 21st Century Hustle. Hustle this, hustle that. I might as well be Huggy Bear strutting down the street in Starsky and Hutch, for all I talk about hustling. What…
  • Portfolio Events May Not Be Worth It For Established Photographers

    A Photo Editor
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    What advice would you give to established photographers who are “on the fence” about attending a networking event? To be honest, I’m not sure it’s worth it for established photographers who have a presence in NY already.  It’s expensive and it’s probably more worth their while to put that money towards promos or testing.  I would, however, suggest it for photographers who are trying to break into the scene and meet reps and art buyers. via Notes From A Rep's Journal.
 
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikon D750, Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 and SB-500 Speedlight to start shipping this week

    [NR] admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    The Nikon D750 camera (see updated pre-order options) is scheduled to start shipping tomorrow (September 23). The new Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens and SB-500 Speedlight will both start shipping on September 25. The Nikon D750 manual is already available online (in French). Few additional D750 sample images from Nikon France (see also this post): New Nikon D750 promo video: Nikon D750 hands-on field test: Nikon 20mm f/1.8G lens review with sample images: See also previous D750 posts: Nikon D750 promo, product tour, hands-on videos Nikon HD-SLR cameras video features compared (D750 vs. D4s,…
  • Weekly Nikon news flash #281

    [NR] admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    → Refurbished Nikon Df cameras are now available from $2,295. Refurbished Nikon D610 cameras are now $1,579. → New QuickPro training DVDs: Nikon D810 Beyond The Basics & Training DVD Nikon D810. → New: AquaTech Elite 800 underwater housing for Nikon D800/D800E/D810 cameras. → Nikon Cinema blog: Lens selection focus technique for DSLR video. →  The brand new Topaz Impression is now 25% off (until September 30) with coupon code: SEPIMPRESSION. → Roberts Camera is offering an extra 10% off when you buy two or more lenses from their eBay store. → The new Profoto Air Remote…
  • The 2014 Photokina show is now over

    [NR] admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    The 2014 Photokina show is now over (pictures above: Nikon 750 attached to a multicopter at Photokina, credits: coptograph.com & jantotrappe.de). Here are few new lenses for Nikon cameras that were announced during the show and I have not covered on [NR]: →Samyang announced a "photography" version of the V-DSLR 50mm T1.5 AS UMC lens: the Samyang 50mm f/1.4 AS UMC will be available in Nikon F mount. → Schneider Kreuznach announced three new lenses for Nikon DSLR cameras. → Not officially announced yet, but Sigma is working on new 24-70mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses. Nikon @…
  • Nikon 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens delayed, a new professional mirrorless camera “might happen one day”

    [NR] admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Nikon Japan published another apology that the 1 Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens is not yet available because of the large demand from customers (they issued a similar note for the V3 camera back in July). The lens was supposed to start shipping on June 26th, but I have not seen any lenses in the US yet (a batch was received in Europe over a month ago). Update: apparently there was a shipment in the US back in June. At a recent interview at Photokina with Amateur Photographer Nikon defended their Nikon 1 system and the lack of large sensor mirrorlesss camera. Nikon did not exclude the…
  • Brikk is coming up with a “Lux” Nikon Df camera and 14-24mm f/2.8 lens in 24k gold

    [NR] admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    In November 2014, the couture manufacturer Brikk will release their new "Lux" Nikon Df camera and Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 lens in 24k gold. Pricing and additional information are coming soon. Update: the prices of the camera+lens kit will start from around $30k. Related posts: Eye candy: Nikon FA limited edition gold film camera Samyang coming up with a new full frame 24mm f/1.4 lens for Nikon mount More Black Gold
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    Canon Rumors

  • Review: Canon PowerShot SX520 HS

    Canon Rumors
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:26 am
    The first review for the new Canon PowerShot SX520 HS has been posted on Photographyblog.com. I’m actually a big fan of this series of Canon superzooms. They’re light weight, easy to use and have pretty good image quality. I usually recommend these to the casual, yet eager photographer. From PhotographyBlog “Cramming a big 42x optical zoom into a compact body with a small-ish sensor is never going to make for the best of bedfellows if the ultimate in image quality is your aim, but we’d argue the 16 megapixel Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is more about convenience, flexibility…
  • Deals: Canon EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 6D Bodies

    Canon Rumors
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    GetItDigital (99.3% approval) via ebay has a couple of deals on Canon EOS bodies. I think we’ll see prices of these bodies hover around this, give or take $100, until at least Black Friday in November. Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2585 (Reg $3199 after MIR) Canon EOS 6D Body $1442 (Reg $1699 after MIR) *as always with ebay, these items are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty. cr
  • Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC Gets First Test

    Canon Rumors
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Matt Granger got to spend some time with the recently announced Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 VC lens for full frame cameras. We think he’s one of very few that’s been able to take images and video with the lens. You can see more at MattGranger.com cr
  • Sigma Opens Up About Their Roadmap

    Canon Rumors
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
      Sigma has opened up about their future plans to Focus-Numerique and what sorts of lenses and products they are, and are not developing. Sigma will update their 24-70mm f/2.8 EX DG HSM (with an f/2 version?) and 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM lenses. Sigma’s next DSLR will have a brand new design philosophy. Sigma is not interested in developing a new mirrorless interchangeable camera for now. Source: [PR] / [FN] cr  
  • Canon Looking Into a New Mount System

    Canon Rumors
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:58 am
    According to an interview with Mr Makoto Sakaeta Masaya, the managing director of Canon Image Communication Business Division. Canon is exploring the possibility of a new lens mount. I suspect its application would be for a full frame mirrorless system of some kind. Read the Interview (Google Translated) Source: [NL] via [DCW] cr
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    Digital Photography School

  • The Winner of $1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is….

    Darren Rowse
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    Recently we launched our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography. As part of the launch we put everyone who purchased a copy into the draw to win $1000 in camera gear. The winner of this competition is…. Yves Wepadjuie! Congratulations Yves – we’ve just emailed you with details of how we’ll get you your prize and can’t wait to see what you buy! Thanks everyone else for picking up a copy of the Essential Guide to Black and White Photography – the eBook has received some amazing feedback and we appreciate you supporting dPS with your purchase –…
  • Nature and Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

    Adam Welch
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    If you have an interest in wildlife or nature photography there is a good chance you have seen an image at some point that has completely taken your breath away. Maybe it was a photograph of a sweeping landscape washed in the golden light of the dying afternoon sun or close-up of some small natural miracle that you had never noticed before that moment. You might even have asked yourself, “How did they do that?” Well, the majority of those incredible photographs came about through a good deal of physical hardship, practiced patience, and a healthy amount of self-made luck. Here are…
  • Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key. Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSRL bodies, three or four lenses, flash, tripod, batteries, etc. It was a heavy load, and it slowed me down. I am a Nikon shooter, so my first approach to unload weight was to carry an all-purpose lens. I got the Nikon 28-300mm, and along with this, I’d carry the 14-24mm for wide-angle shots. Now I needed a…
  • 20 Tips for Photographing Historical Reenactments and Festivals

    Bruce Wunderlich
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No matter what the season, people love to congregate in special places to celebrate or commemorate special events. Here are some tips that may help you take maximum advantage of the opportunities that festivals and historical reenactments present. #1 Research the event before you go Do some homework before you attend the event, to get an idea of the subject of the celebration, and something of its history. For example, if you are attending a battle reenactment, a little research before you arrive may give you an inside advantage as to how the battle may unfold in front of you. Even local…
  • Tips From a Landscape Photographer

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    B&H Photo Video is a huge mega camera store in New York City, but they also have a great selection of helpful videos. In this video Robert Rodriguez Jr. gives you some tips and insight into what it’s like to be a landscape photographer. Capturing something that means something to you Capturing emotion in photos is the essence of being creative Compositions with layers to add depth Why going back to one place again and again can help you take better photos of it  The 4 a.m. filter Printing your work, making it tangible “Before you can think out of the box, you have to start with…
 
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  • Syrp Genie – Camera Motion Controller – Review

    Tommy
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    The Genie – Camera Motion Controller The Genie! A simple and extremely easy to use device used for motion control and image capture Time Lapse Photography and Videos made by Syrp company. The key to Genie is that it can be used with any existing film equipment on tthe rehe market, including Tripods, Sliders, Jib Arms, cable cams, custom platforms or even your office chair! Genie with Cable for Camera and 2 Extensions Specifications Dimensions L: 102mm W: 102mm H: 102mm Movement Speed Linear – 100cm / 25 Sec Panning – 360 degrees / 8 Sec. Battery Life 7 hours or more –…
  • MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

    Tommy
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:54 am
    You remember our article about cool trigger device called Nero Trigger, well developers of that great device made new one, better, faster, nicer and more advanced. Love option to connect it to the smartphone! Check it out and help them to launch this great product to the market. Check it out and help them out: Kickstarter Campaign for MIOPS The post MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger appeared first on Canon5Dtips.
  • First impressions: Sony SLT-A77 II

    Tommy
    3 May 2014 | 7:23 am
    While I got for a short while hands on SLT-A77 recently, which I will try to get once more time to make little (late) review, Sony has announced the SLT-A77 II which is “replacement” of that semi-pro APS-C camera. Sony SLT-A77 II key specifications (dpreview.com): 24MP CMOS Sensor with gap-less, offset microlenses 12fps continuous shooting with autofocus (up to 60 JPEGs) 79 point AF module with 15 cross-type AF points, covering 40% of frame Increased control over AF behavior 1080p60 movies with autofocus Audio level monitoring during movie shooting 2.4M dot OLED viewfinder…
  • RTF – Ready to Fly Multi-Copters

    Tommy
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    You heard of drones already, I’m sure of it. As prices go down, once “mission impossible” is now a world spread phenomena. But is it cheap enough for everyone? Let’s see ! Did you see a footage like this and it made you feel, you wanted to do it? It sure did have such an impact on me, so I made “little” research on this topic, as I really want to develop in that direction. The goal was to find myself an affordable RPV (Remotely Piloted Vehicle). Please read before going any further. This article is written in good will and it is my personal research. What you do and how…
  • How to make HDR Timelapse with RAW images

    Tommy
    16 Mar 2014 | 5:24 am
    Working on the Genie review, thus not writing articles recently, as I’m on the field a lot. I ran into a little issue, while wanting to make HDR Timelapse from RAW images. I made 300 images for a short scene of bigger movie to come, 300 RAW files. I know I have couple of options: convert each and every image to JPEG -2, 0, 2 exposures using Photoshop Lightroom or just load images to Photomatix Pro and use Batch Single Photos on RAW images. Lets see which one is less time consuming.   Convert RAW files to JPEG using Lightroom First question I would ask would be, “Can I make…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center

    David Ziser
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I know it’s been a while and life is good for LaDawn and I .  But as our lives take on a slightly different direction these days I've got one HUGE piece of news for you today! We are having our FIRST EVER MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE at our Digital Resource Center.  [link] Everything must go and is priced at 50 - 80% OFF!!! More details below. For the last several years myDigital Resource Center [link] has been the go to on-line store for some of the most exciting lighting gear, training DVDs , software enhancements available anywhere. And now just about ALL Of…
  • Tomorrow Night - 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

    David Ziser
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Hey everybody - don't miss this FREE 90 minute July 8th Webcast tomorrow evening at 7:00 p.m. with award winning photographer, trainer, and author - Michael Mowbray!  REGISTER FOR FREE RIGHT HERE! As I mentioned a few weeks ago, PhotoPro Network is presenting an entire series of "Members Only"webcasts this year but is making this first webcast open to everybody FREE!!! Michael is an amazing photographer who has perfected the art of lighting with his little speed-lighting gems. Check out his images here and his new Speed-lighting book "Shoot To Thrill" right here. I just picked up my…
  • ”Rolling Thunder”

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:54 am
    ”Rolling Thunder©David A. Ziser This cloud formation was one of the strangest and most eerie we have ever seen at the tip of the Baja peninsula, in San Jose del Cabo and maybe ever. Generally it’s all beautiful blue skies, soft cool breezes and amazing sunrises and sunsets.  That was not the case two days ago when a weather front rolled in and looked to devour the entire area.  These kind of things happen around here but they are quite rare – heck it only rains 10-12 times a year.  Two days ago was one of those times. LaDawn and I both stopped what we were doing just so…
  • I Have Not Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth, I Promise;~)

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:50 am
    I'm afraid most of you think I have fallen off the face of the earth these days but I have to tell you - that certainly is not the case ;~)  We've been visiting and exploring San Jose del Cabo at the end of the Mexican Baja peninsula for the months of May and June working on several projects remotely.  WE head back home next Monday and jump right into a very busy summer. The sunrises (like the one above) sunsets, beaches and coast-lines are breath-taking and really easy on the eyes.  Don't you just love technology allowing me to work, with a little bit of play, from all over…
  • 12 Keys to Awesome Off-Camera Flash – FREE Webcast!!!

    David Ziser
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:49 am
    Hey everybody - don't miss this FREE 90 minute July 8th Webcast with award winning photographer, trainer, and author - Michael Mowbray! PhotoPro Network is presenting an entire series of "Members Only" webcasts this year but is making this first webcast open to everybody FREE!!! Michael is an amazing photographer who has perfected the art of lighting with his little speed-lighting gems. Check out his images here and his new Speed-lighting book "Shoot To Thrill" right here. I just picked up my Kindle copy and can't wait to get into it! This "LIVE" rapid fire program is just what any…
 
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  • 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.
  • Appearance of Being

    Andy Ilachinski
    2 Jul 2013 | 4:50 pm
    “In the evidence and the limit theappearance of being.To create the conditions:The truth appears.Photography:Responses of the Realto thoughts questioning.The infinite and the frame:The mind is the means,The mind is the limit.Levels of Reality.Contingent and Infinite.Interpretations of Being.” ― SILVIO WOLF (1952 - )From "Photography," in Paradiso
  • Escher, Paul Klee, and a Turtle, Oh My...

    Andy Ilachinski
    16 Jun 2013 | 3:55 pm
    ...to which the tagline can read: a snapshot of the corner shelf in the study of a photographer prone to a gentle madness (where the "madness" refers to the deep passion for books, and is part of the title of a book - not shown - that describes that passion). My home, much to wife's dismay, is filled with books; all kinds of books; a veritable (countable) infinity of books, though a demonstrably smaller infinity than, say, the infinity represented by the categories one can imagine by which these books can all be distinguished, and that they collectively represent an intertwined wisdom about.
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  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Digital Camera

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

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    Panasonic will add to the 4K capabilities of the LUMIX DMC-GH4 and LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 with the release of firmware featuring the new ‘4K Photo Mode’. With the upgrade, the cameras’ 4K video recording capability will allow photographers to capture spur of the moment shots by cutting out individual frames from 4K video to create a 8-megapixel equivalent JPEG image. This can be achieved whether the...
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Panasonic has announced the powerful new LUMIX DMC-LX100 creative compact, with an outstanding feature set for the enthusiast: including a multi-aspect 4/3-inch high sensitivity MOS Sensor; a newly-developed LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens; and 4K video recording. Other features to support superb photography include: a 2764K-dot Live View...
  • Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH Lens

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    With the Leica Summicron-S 100 mm f/2 ASPH., Leica Camera AG, Solms, presents a new and particularly compact portrait telephoto lens for the Leica S-System. It is the fastest lens so far in the Leica S medium-format system and offers superior imaging performance at all apertures and distance settings. What’s more, a firmware update is also offered together with the new lens to ensure optimum...
  • Leica S (Type 006) Medium Format Digital Camera

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    With the new Leica S-E, Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, offers an ideal entry-level model for Leica S medium-format system. The camera provides practically all technical advantages of the Leica S (Type 006) and presents an attractive alternative within the Leica S-System. The new colour scheme, with a top deck in anthracite grey paint and a silver anodised shutter speed dial, adds even more to its...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • An Introduction to Street Photography

    Paul Escott
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    Have you ever seen something that inspired you on the street while you were walking and you wished you had your camera with you to immortalize the moment? I’m sure you have, all of us have. If this happens to you often, then maybe you should think about going into street photography. In this article we’re going to take a look at what street photography is, we’re also going to discuss approaching strangers and how to overcome the fear or embarrassment you might feel when shooting in the street. This article is only the first one on street photography, but don’t worry, more will follow,…
  • 5 Maternity Photography Ideas for Expecting Clients

    Paul Escott
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Becoming a mother is a special, special time in the life of a woman who chooses to walk that path. As cliché as it might sound, women who want a child and manage to become pregnant with one are truly experiencing a touch of the miraculous in their lives, and expecting couples are often so touched by this experience that working with them as a photographer can be the source of great inspiration. It is very often that these couples – or women – want to immortalize the special time they are currently experience through a beautiful photo shoot, and this is where you come in. If you take…
  • The Best Photography Quotes Tumblr Has to Offer

    Paul Escott
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Most of us are familiar with Tumblr, even though the website is popular particularly in the under 25 age demographic. But the perks and duties of being a well-anchored photographer include staying up to speed with social media, therefore most photographers are also at least a bit familiar with Tumblr even if they’re in their 30s and above. Well, during your Tumblr browsing, you may have noticed a trend which is both hugely popular among its users as it is very friendly to us photographers: the making and remaking of photography quotes, which end up being posted on other social media hubs…
  • 5 Sensible Ideas for Couples Boudoir Photography

    Paul Escott
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:49 am
    During your career as a photographer working with people, if you manage to successfully transition from doing this as a hobby to becoming a pro, you will be approached by couples quite often. When two people feel happy together, when they are at the beginning or when they have simply reached a new relationship milestone, it is quite often that they want to celebrate that feeling by commissioning a series of couple photography. But on that note, you shouldn’t be surprised that sometimes they want to try couples boudoir photography, since it’s one of the most popular commercial trends of…
  • The Best Photographers We’ve Encountered Online in 2013-2014

    Paul Escott
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Talking about something as definite as “best photographers “ can be more than a little bold, if truth be told, since the visual arts in general and photography in particular are so highly subjective that picking absolutes is impossible. But since we’re not claiming to choose the best photographers of all time, but only a few select ones which caught our eye since last year and the months that passed from this one, we dared to give it a go. 1. Davina Palik and Daniel Kudish This couple of photographers, based in Montreal and Ottawa, specialize in wedding photography, taking beautiful…
 
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  • E:62:10 on DSC-T9

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    So i have a Sony Sup Steady Shot DSC-T30 and the camera literally starts to vibrate and wont stop(its like my camera has seizures) and this is my baby so i dont . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • E:91:01 Error Code on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    I have a Sony DSC N1 and tried Merco's solution as well as all other solutions on this page. After some of the solutions the error went away but it still wouldn . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • error message -inspite of new, fully charged battery.

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    with Sony Handicam, dvd92, in spite of installing new, fully charged battery..get error message .. Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Hacking a Kodak C813

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:12 pm
    to get into c813 service menu: menu >> setup >> about (while holding down the delete button) cursor-right cursor-down cursor-left cursor-up. After this initi . . . Category: Digital Camera: Kodak
  • JVC GR-AXM250 won't eject

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    My camcorder does everything. Plays, records etc. But I can't get the tape out. The eject button does not work. Its like it doesn't even acknowledge it when pre . . . Category: Video Camera: JVC
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  • Photokina quick hands-on with the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    A much bigger sensor for the new LX100 but that's not the whole story Panasonic's new LX100 has a Four Thirds sensor at its heart As the budget-end of the compact digital camera market is being slaughtered by smartphones, camera manufacturers are focusing on the premium end. Panasonic Lumix is a prime example with the launch, at Photokina this week, of their latest LX model, the LX100. The headline news concerning the LX100 is its use of basically the same 16 megapixel Four Thirds sensor found in the Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds mirrorless system camera.
  • Samsung launches industry’s first 28-megapixel APS-C BSI CMOS image sensor for digital cameras

    17 Sep 2014 | 1:18 am
    London UK – 17th September, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today announced its new 28 megapixel (MP) APS-C* BSI CMOS image sensor for digital cameras. The S5KVB2 is designed into Samsung’s new compact system camera, the NX1, and will be showcased alongside the camera at Photokina 2014 held in Cologne, Germany until September 21st.
  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    Airport International™ LE Classic Premium Quality Rolling Camera Bag SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport International™ LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank’s all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these…
  • Think Tank Releases the Production Manager 40 High-capacity

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    Rolling Photography Gear Case SANTA ROSA, CALIF. – Think Tank Photo’s newly released Production Manager 40 is a professional-strength, high-capacity rolling gear case designed for professional photographers. It is the most convenient way to safely transport a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
  • The New ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM for Professional Reportage Photography

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM is latest member of the ZM lens family OBERKOCHEN/Germany, 16/09/2014. The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM continues the success story of the ZEISS ZM lens family and sets a new standard in the market. First, it is notable for its very high speed. With a maximum aperture of f/1.4, the lens creates a pleasing bokeh, which optically enhances the background as the main composition element, while at the same time directing attention to the main motif in the foreground. The ZEISS Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZM, which is optimized for digital sensors, also stands out for its…
 
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  • Canon PowerShot G7 X test photos

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Canon PowerShot G7 X photo gallery : The new PowerShot G7 X is an innovative and powerful digital camera with comprehensive control and an impressive speed. This premium camera is designed for serious photographers. The Canon PowerShot G7 X is compact in size and has a stylish metal body. The camera boosts a large format 1.0-type image sensor with 20.2 megapixels. In addition, the PowerShot G7 X features a bright 24mm ultra wide angle f/1.8-2.8 lens that lets you capture professional portraits, but also macro close-ups. The quick AF-system features 31 focus points offering a wider and more…
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II photography

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Canon 7D Mark II photography features : The new EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The camera's AI Servo AF III autofocus algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customized for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera users…
  • Canon 7D Mark 2 Digital SLR camera

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Canon 7D Mark 2 digital SLR camera : The Canon EOS 7D Mark 2 digital camera features the next generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D D-SLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speedii and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform…
  • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS test pictures

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Canon PowerShot SX60 HS sample picture gallery : Canon expanded its superzoom camera line-up with the PowerShot SX60 HS. This compact bridge camera gives photographers the ability to zoom up to 65x without loss of quality. The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS features a 21mm ultra wide angle lens to capture everything you want, from beautiful panoramic landscapes to close-ups of wildlife at great distance. The camera quickly focuses and is equipped with an Intelligent Optical Image Stabilizer to counteract camera shake. The Canon SX60 HS is equipped with a DIGIC 6 image processor and a 16.1 megapixel…
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    21 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Photokina 2014 - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera : Canon is proud to introduce the affordable EOS 7D Mark II D-SLR camera, incorporating professional features for high quality photography. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS camera features a range of 'EOS firsts' such as Dual DIGIC 6 image processors for superior image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10fps, as well as Canon's first 65-Point All Cross Type autofocus system for compositional freedom and accurate fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • Behind the Book : An Interview with Susan Tuttle

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

    shutter sisters
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Image courtesy of Henry Lohmeyer Ladies and Gentleman, Sisters and Brothers, we are proud to announce a brand new photography project full of exploration, intrigue and visual delights. Brimming with creativity, community and fun, this is a project of great adventure where we send a lens off on a journey like no other. Yes, we said a lens. Introducing The Sisterhood of the Traveling Lens. It’s got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? On this, the maiden voyage of the Traveling Lens project, we’re partnering up with none other than Lensbaby, the innovative folks behind the unique lenses we all…
  • The Must-Have List

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

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

    shutter sisters
    7 Feb 2014 | 1:50 pm
    “As we keep exploring, experimenting, expressing ourselves in our work, we continue to learn, grow and evolve as photographers. No matter how long we’ve been shooting, how well we know our equipment or how many times we’ve read the manuals (or not), there’s always going to be more magic to discover.” -An excerpt from Discovering Magic by Tracey Clark. This article can also be found in the March/April Issue of DP Magazine.
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  • Nikon COOLPIX P600

    Rod Harlan
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Zoom, Zoom, Zoom If you’re looking for a camera that shoots faraway objects (birds, the moon, or your kid on stage from the back of the auditorium when you arrive late for her recital), then I have the compact camera for you: the Nikon COOLPIX P600. At 60x optical zoom, it’s the only camera in its category that zooms to 1,440mm. If you want more zoom, you can use Nikon’s Dynamic Fine Zoom to digitally increase the focal length. I found the results very usable when shot from a tripod. Other parts I like on the P600 are the 3″ Vari-angle LCD and the array of manual and auto shooting…
  • Using the Histogram to Learn What the Sliders Do in Photoshop Camera Raw

    Scott Kelby
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    If you’re like me and you don’t use the histogram on your camera (well, I do use my camera’s highlight clipping warning, but technically that’s separate from the actual histogram), knowing how the sliders in the Basic panel of Camera Raw affect your histogram can be really helpful. If you hover your cursor over the histogram in Camera Raw, it will display the name of the slider that covers that part of the histogram, as well as highlight the area that slider affects. When you do this, you’ll notice that your cursor changes into a two-headed arrow. If you click-and-drag right on the…
  • The New Canon 7D Mark II

    RC Concepcion
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    First, watch that video above (it’s got all the major specs, and we deliver them short and sweet!), then come on back down to find out why I think the just-announced Canon EOS 7D Mark II is literally going to shake up the entire sports and wildlife photography world <em>(hint: we’ve never seen a camera with these specs, at this low a price — ever!)</em> OK, thanks for watching the video — what you just saw was literally the little brother to Canon’s flagship 1DX, <span style=”color: #ff0000″><strong>but for nearly $5,000…
  • Nikon D3300

    Rod Harlan
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Great DSLR for the Discerning Consumer Are you looking to take great pictures of kids in action, beautiful landscapes, or people at a party, in any kind of light, with an economical, lightweight, consumer DSLR? Then the Nikon D3300 is for you. There are a lot of DSLRs in the marketplace today. Some cost as much as a good used car, but the truth is that most can take great pictures. What you pay extra for in those cameras are knobs and controls for nonpicture-quality items such as increased video capture resolutions, multiple exposure modes, a second memory card slot, the ability to use the…
  • Highlight Clipping in Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw (and Why You Should Care)

    Scott Kelby
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    I come from a traditional film background where we were concerned with nailing the exposure for the shadows and would let the highlights kind of take care of themselves. Today, with digital sensors, it’s exactly the opposite. Our main concern is retaining highlight details, making sure that the brightest parts of our images have detail. If we don’t keep a close eye on the highlights, they can blow out or clip, where those areas have no detail. How does highlight clipping even happen? It happens in one of two ways. First, it happens in camera when you take the shot. If you’re…
 
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  • The Cutest Backup Battery with 500% Power

    Britta
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 People say you’re the life of the party. You’ve been known to stay out until the wee hours of hte morning, but it’s so hard to find a friend who can keep up! The Battery Buddy is the friendly face (and high capacity power source) you need to keep you company and keep your phone charged up for adventure. Your new friend is ready to go anytime, packing energy to charge your phone up to 5 times before needing a recharge of his own. Photo and video your adventures without worrying about where you’ll ever find a power outlet at this hour?!
  • 6 Things You Can Do With Your Old iPhone

    Lauren
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 It’s Apple season everybody! The newest iPhone’s are ripe for the picking. This is the biggest (literally) iPhone update since the beginning of iPhones.The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have made their debut, and will be available in stores tomorrow! If you’re getting ready to part ways with your current iPhone, we’ve rounded up some ideas of what you can do with them instead of tossing them in a desk drawer! What Do I Do With My Old iPhone? p.s. Not getting a new iPhone? Cheer yourself up with a chuckle over at whatshouldidowithmyoldphone.com. You…
  • How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters

    Erika
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Hey you! Yes, hue! Color your world one photograph at a time by painting with light. Our guide will show you how to amp up your photos with color in a flash, without any fancy equipment or software. Follow the light, friends. A whole chroma of possibilities await. Learn How To Light Paint With Rainbow Photo Filters (...)Read the rest of How To Paint With Light using Rainbow Flash Filters (429 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: Glow Doodle: Paint with Light in Real Time! ~Have a cool…
  • Harness the Power of Fringe + iPhone 6 Gadgets

    Britta
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You’ve been looking around for years for a fun friend that is both helpful and tiny enough to carry in your pocket. The Tassel Charging Cable Keychain is the little guy you need to help keep you all charged up and be your ever so fashionable friend. The Tassel’s fringe is made of hand-stitched top grain leather. Clip it onto your bag or keyring for a stylish accessory. But don’t let its high fashion exterior fool you, this dude is ready for business. Open the magnetized flap to reveal charging cables for your phone. Choose from Lightning…
  • Happy iPhone 6 Day! Learn Your Phone Phortune

    laurel
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:26 pm
    iPhone 6 is cool … But we’ve got our own magic! Visit our shop on your phone and *shake* to get your phone phortune and win up to $10 off. If there’s a new iPhone in your future, check out our photo accessories for your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Check out these iPhone 6 Accessories (that work with other phones too) (...)Read the rest of Happy iPhone 6 Day! Learn Your Phone Phortune (156 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags: Related posts: You’ll Jump for the 2-in-1 Backup Battery and Power Cord Extra photos for…
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  • Alden Castle wedding of Laura and Esteban in Brookline, Massachusetts

    whitney
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Brookline, MA is a cool city next to Boston.  It's been the home of Laura and Esteban for more than a decade, but each independent of the other.  Several years ago, Laura's best friend married Esteban's brother and they were both in the wedding party.  While they've known each other for years, their friendship took a different turn a couple years ago.  In nutshell, when these two decided to marry, that's when I came into the picture.  They chose Alden Castle, a beautiful venue in their "backyard" of Brookline, whose history and aesthetics caught Laura's art director…
  • The Barn at Hardy Farm wedding of Lee and Chris in Fryeburg, Maine

    steve
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Lee and Chris were wed at the compound that is The Barn at Hardy Farm.  This location has it all: a rustic farmhouse, a revamped barn, a lodge through the woods, and a serene clearing among the trees for the ceremony.  Add a platform for a big, beautiful tent, and you have an incredible spread for a celebration.  Not to mention Fryeburg is close enough to the state line, about a quarter mile, that our New Hampshire couple surely felt right at home.This late August wedding was one of those rare occasions where I knew the wedding was going to be incredibly fun right off the…
  • SMCC wedding of Emily and Adam in South Portland

    whitney
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:54 am
    Emily and Adam visited me at the office on Commercial Street in December, so their Labor Day weekend wedding seemed far off, but of course I knew it would be here before we knew it.  We hit it off, I loved learning about them and their pooch Baxter, and the plans for their laid back local wedding at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland, which is the keeper of some prime real estate -- on the shore of Casco Bay and minutes from Portland.  Their grassy ceremony knoll on top of the old bunker that overlooks Willard Beach and Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse is part of their…
  • Fort Fairfield wedding of Jen and Chas

    megan
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Jen and Chas planned the most wonderful wedding celebration up in Fort Fairfield, Maine. I was surprised when their driving directions said to take I-95 to its end and then hop on Route 1 to drive further north but I loved being introduced to a new part of the state. From what I can tell, the area is known for its beautiful landscapes, potato production, moose population and its close vicinity to French Canada. I sadly didn't see any moose but I heard lots of French scanning through the local radio stations and I soaked in the gorgeous scenery. The festivities took place on the potato farm…
  • Hazel at (almost) 6 months

    emilie
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:08 pm
    It's September. The prettiest month in Maine (I think), but also the most busy. I was itching for a follow-up session with this little lady (she's clearly changed so much since her newborn days!), and her sweet parents offered to come to me so I wouldn't have to make the drive to NH. Amazing. It was both a wonderful excuse to clean my house, but also catch-up with this favorite trio. Going in, I knew I wanted to make images that would capture Hazel at this darling age, but also provide a generic background. It was a tough, but fun, challenge! Editing through the images I joked that they were…
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  • Nikon D810

    Haryono
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Nikon D810 is a new full-frame DSLR camera which replace two models of D800 and D800E. Nikon claims that this camera provide the highest image quality in Nikon history. It also keep the impressive performance of the two models before. D810 is equipped a 36.3MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor with No Optical Low Pass Filter and […]
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

    Haryono
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In […]
  • Nikon 1 V3

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

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

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

  • Architectural photo blog

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

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    Tonality Pro is updated to V1.1 The most obvious feature for my own use is the ability to use it as a smart filter (so you can go back and change your settings) - Full support of Smart Objects for Adobe Photoshop. - New “Protection” slider for Clarity: get clarity enhanced where you really need it - avoid bright areas, where you don’t usually want it. - New “Opacity” slider for Lens Blur tool. - Improved RAW processing and support for more RAW file formats. - Improved plug-in performance with the latest versions of Adobe products. - Minor bug fixes to improve reliability.
  • Becoming a freelance photographer

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

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

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

  • Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review

    Gavin Stoker
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Canon PowerShot SX520 HS is a bridge super-zoom camera with a 42x zoom lens. The Canon SX520 also offers 16 megapixels, a 3-inch LCD screen, full manual controls and 1080p HD movies. Read our in-depth Canon PowerShot SX520 HS review now... Read the review »
  • Win the Latest SanDisk Products for your Camera and Mobile Device!

    Mark Goldstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    We’ve teamed up with SanDisk for a product bundle giveaway! Read more and comment »
  • Win a Vanguard Alta Pro AB100!

    Mark Goldstein
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta Pro AB100 tripod! Read more and comment »
  • Canon Issues Service Advisory for 4 Super Telephoto Primes

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Canon has issued an updated service advisory for its EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM, EF500mm f/4L IS II USM, and EF600mm f/4L IS II USM lenses. Read more and comment »
  • Blackmagic URSA Hands-On Photos

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Want to know exactly what the new, high-end Blackmagic URSA digital motion picture camera looks like in the flesh? Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • Free Webinars on Typography

    Ekwoman
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm not a typophile. I don't have an opinion on Frutiger vs. Helvetica vs. Clearview. I can put two typefaces together and see if they look pleasant, but it's visual trial and error all the way. I've been wanting to rectify this deficiency in my design diet. I guess the typography gods must have been bored because they've granted my wish with two new courses being offered by Creative Live. If you aren't familiar with this online training powerhouse, their model is simple: Offer courses taught by industry experts for free while they are being broadcast live…
  • The Origin of the Seattle Seahawks Logo

    Ekwoman
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: I'm not a big sports fan—though I've enjoyed a summer of AAA baseball in my new hometown—and I don't really care one way or the other about (American) football. I do, however find sports team logos an interesting subspecies of corporate design, especially as they relate to the history of the team or area they represent. I never really thought much about the history of the Seattle Seahawks logo, though I've always been keen on its incorporation of Pacific Northwest tribal elements. Originally thought to have been generally inspired by the popular totem…
  • Apple Watch Sports New Custom Typeface

    Ekwoman
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Production in the creative realm slowed to a crawl on Tuesday, September 9th as designers, photographers, techies, and the entire population of Apple fanboys—and fangirls—were glued to their computer screens to see what new goodies Apple would unleash during their media event. The rumored iPhone 6 and even the less-likely iPhone 6 Plus made their debut almost as soon as the keynote began. Fast forward an hour or so to a familiar and newly-resurrected phrase, "One more thing." Apple unveiled the nearly mythical Apple Watch. After all the drooling and…
  • 2015 ePublishing Event Ready to Launch

    Ekwoman
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Authors: Erica GametBody: BookNet Canada is playing host to the ebook production world with the second installment of its ebookcraft conference. Held in conjunction with their annual Tech Forum—focusing on digital developments in the book publishing industry—the one-day ebookcraft conference will be held in Toronto on March 11, 2015. While little info for the upcoming event has been made available, judging by 2014's inaugural event, topics will most likely encompass ebook typography, standards, designing for multiple devices, and user experience. The 2014 conference played host…
  • Pantone Releases Summer 2016 Color Trends

    Ekwoman
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: All your burning questions about upcoming color trends are probably answered within the pages of PANTONE's Colour Planner Summer 2016. The 120 pages cover color forecasts—18 months ahead of the season—and are arranged by color themes. Whether you're part of the graphic design world, an industrial designer, or inhabit the fashion realm, keeping in step with color trends is a vital skill. The volume—which retails for $750—is set up with a ring binder, to allow for removal of the individual pages. Included is a set of removable Pantone color swatches…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • Let’s Hang Out! WIN a Meeting with Me + $500 in Camera Gear + all of CreativeLive Photo Week for Free

    Chase
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I can point to a handful of in-person meetings that changed the trajectory of my career in photography. It’s with that in mind that I’ll ask if you remember the time one photographer scored a private consultation with yours truly + $500 and free photo education? Well, let’s you and me hang out. Given that a)I think I might have some insights to get you un-stuck in your career / review your portfolio / make some recommendations on approach to creativity and business; and b)the last giveaway was a hit; and c)it’s frickin Photo Week right now… we’re going in…
  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

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

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

    Chase
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:31 am
    I know, I know! I’m two weeks late for the #ALS #icebucketchallenge…I hate being late for an internet meme, but this is obviously way more/bigger/important than a meme… In this case, as you know by now, the world is raising awareness and money for ALS research. I’ve donated to ALS for not hitting my 24hr mark… and it’s never too late for a good cause, so bring on the ice anyway, per the vid above. I explain in more detail about my tardiness in the vid above, but want to thank everyone who nominated me. Lots of lovely people/folks/groups throughout the…
  • Aerial Landscape Photography Porn – Iceland Style

    Chase
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
    Over the years I’ve kicked out a bunch of vids shooting from the skies on commercial gigs, like here, here, here and here for starters. But occasionally, on the heels of a commercial assignment based out of a particularly stunning location, I’ll treat myself to some heli time shooting my ongoing aerial fine art project (personal work with dose of adventure). In fact, I’ve documented these adventures before — like here in New Zealand. I even did a how-to shoot aerial photography thingie here from Belize… but truth be told, all this flying never gets old. And so it…
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    Camera Labs

  • Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 review - the classiest bridge camera yet!

    3 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    The Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a DSLR-styled superzoom with a 16x 24-400mm f2.8-4 lens, 1in sensor and 4k video recording capabilities. The zoom range may be shorter than the 24x of the FZ200 or 60x of the FZ70 / FZ72, but the FZ1000's sensor boasts four times the surface area for better quality. The FZ1000 also has an articulated screen, the same OLED viewfinder as the Lumix GH4, 12fps shooting, built-in Wifi with NFC and support for 1080p video at up to 120fps depending on region. Find out how it compares against Sony's RX10 in my Lumix FZ1000 review!
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f4G OSS review - high-end tele zoom for mirrorless Alphas!

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Sony's FE 70-200mm f4G OSS is the first telephoto zoom that's native to the company's full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, allowing it to work without an adapter on the A7, NEX and Ax000 series. It sports a constant f4 focal ratio, optical stabilization and fast and quiet focusing. I tested it extensively for sports and urban landscapes with the A6000 and present the first part of my review here! I'll update this review with a report on the full-frame performance in the future, but in the meantime many of my results are applicable for both formats. Check out my Sony FE 70-200mm review!
  • Mirrorless sports photography - it's come of age!

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

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

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

  • Sám v lese / Alone in the forest

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Konečně jsem měl příležitost si tuhle křižovatku vyfotit.Většinou tu chodím v noci. Sám. S půlkama těsně při sobě.Z toho kapradí napravo od středu vystartoval z heknutím divočák, když jsem ho míjel. O kus dál vyplašil dalšího a pak jeden druhého poháněli ve sprintu nočním lesem.Moje půlky zkoušku obstály. Naštěstí. Today I had a chance to take a picture of this place.Usually I go through in night. Alone. With halves tightly together. From this fern at right of center suddenly runs out a grunt when I passed him. The another one jumped out farther and then…
  • Modré ráno / Blue morning

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Moment na rozhraní noci a dne. Růžovský vrch na horizontu vyčnívá ze spící krajiny Českého Švýcarska. Dole v Jetřichovicích nervózně štěká pes. The moment between night and day. The Ruzovsky hill at the horizon is sticking out from sleeping landscape. Below in Jetrichovice town is nervously barking dog.
  • Klidná tůňka / Peaceful pond

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Kousek skoro klidné hladiny skryté pod balvanem v řece Vydře. Almost peaceful water level of Vydra river hidden below big mossy boulder. Buďte dnes na děcka hodný, musí do školy... :-(
  • Chalupská slať / Chalupska swamp

    24 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Nějak se to tak semlelo, že jsem minulé pondělí v srdci Šumavy stál na lávce Chalupské slati. Proudy lidí přicházely a odcházely, vzpomínaly, obdivovaly kačenky, hledaly kešku, svačily. Občas někdo vytáhl foťák a ze vzdálenosti natažené ruky vycvakl svůj obličej s pozadím slati. Díky Pavlovi za tip na krásné místo! Somehow everything mixed up, last Monday I stood in the heart of the Sumava forest on the wooden footbridge of Chalupska swamp. Streams of people came and went, somebody stood and remember, another count ducks or look for a geocaching box.
  • Mandarinková planeta / The tangerine planet

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Hlavně, aby se mě někdo nezeptal proč mandarinková...ale co, do mě! Komu se to nelíbí, ať udělá čárku ! Kolikrát domu donesu fotky, že jsem z nich jelen. To mám z toho, že doháním podprůměrnost talentu pílí. Teď abych hledal nějakou báseň, nebo moudra, abych to zachránil.Jako že hledám neotřelý pohledy a nový směr?Jasně, furt něco hledám. Please just don´t ask me why "tangerine". Sometimes I bring home strange photos and I´m confused. Yes, it is my fault, because I always try to cover my subnormal talent by diligence. Damn!
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • Shaping Light in Shanghai!

    Joe McNally
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    Very happy to report I’ll be going back to an amazing city, Shanghai, this fall, and working once again with peerless wedding shooter Louis Pang. The two of us have always taught well together, taking different paths to a picture, and using skill sets that complement each other well. Louis of course is the master of the wedding, orchestrating and posing people in wonderful fashion. Me? Well, I’ll be engaging once again in a bit of hopefully creative mayhem with speed lights. I’ve always loved shooting in Shanghai, which is one of the most vibrant places on earth. Louis and I…
  • Profoto B1′s in the Studio

    Joe McNally
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    After PhotoShop World, I stayed in Vegas, which is home base for amazing athletes and performers, such as Manu, above. I did more experimentation with the Profoto B1 units, and made some more strides with the Nikon TTL version of the air remote. I’ll post more material in the next couple of weeks, but the B1 itself has been a wonderful light to play with. I know they are principally designed for location, but we took them into the studio and experimented in a very controlled way. Really enjoying the control of these lights, and the design. Battery life is excellent, and the air remotes…
  • That Day Again….

    Joe McNally
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    In the aftermath, a long time ago now, at the Giant Polaroid studio on the Lower East Side, Harry Davis, a firefighter with Squad 18, got up on the podium, closed his eyes and cradled his axe like it was a newborn. It remains a favorite photo, from a difficult time. Today, all over the city and elsewhere, there will be pause. I will stop by Ladder 9/Engine 33, as I always do, and stand to the side as they ring the bells. I remain honored to have met these amazing people, and to have made a few pictures. Because pictures help us remember. More tk…..        
  • Studio Lighting in NYC!

    Joe McNally
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    The week of PhotoPlus Expo, which just happens to fall during Halloween this year, promises to be busy. I’m collaborating with long time colleagues at Adorama to stage two straight days of studio lighting workshops, immediately prior to the PPE blowout at the Javits Center. Here’s the link. We’ll amass a lot of resources, showing off Profoto studio and location systems, as well as speed lights. We’ll have models, manufacturers, demos, and hands on experience shooting for all participants. Gonna be a hoot, and a very rich, busy couple of days investigating lighting…
  • #PSW 14!

    Joe McNally
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    We did our “Characters On Location” pre-con yesterday in Vegas at #PSW14. Always fun. We had great participants and the usual array of fantastical performers from the Vegas world of Cirque du Soleil and other shows. Great people, such as Manu, above, are a wonder in front of the camera, and very giving of their skills to the class. Shot on black, with two Profoto B 1 units, fitted with large strips, governed by egg crates. Above Manu is an SB 910, fitted with a gridded Flashpoint beauty dish.  (There is a new version out. Contact jsnyder@adorama.com) The SB unit is running on a…
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    Canon Blogger

  • Shooting is for the birds (eye)!

    Jason
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    One of the things we always hear about is that changing your perspective is a great way to see a new angle on things.  Many common methods of changing your perspective include things like Shooting from a higher position looking down Shooting from a lower position looking up Renting a lens you’ve never used before and only using that for a week Try shooting portraiture or product photography – something you’ve not done before. This is just the tip of the iceberg, but imagine taking even one of these to as much of an extreme as you can!  I recently had an opportunity to…
  • Happy Labor Day Weekend!

    Jason
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Hello all, and apologies for the quiet nature of things for the last few weeks.  Life, as always, has a way of interfering with what we have to do versus what we  want to do.  Nevertheless, you must always take a break to do some of the fun things – smell the roses as it were.  As such, here’s a peaceful montage of our new pup of 5 months (she’s 7 months old as of this writing) whilst at Lake Erie over Labor Day weekend. Just further evidence that you must always take time to enjoy life, otherwise, why is it worth living? And always keep a camera with you – all…
  • Take Time to Play

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

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

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

  • Adobe Announces Acquistion Of Aviary; Promises To Push Mobile Editing To New Heights

    Tiffany Mueller
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Adobe announced today they have acquired Aviary, a photo editing software developer that is, perhaps, most notably known for it’s free contribution of their SDK (software development kit) to third-party developers.  The powerful SDK is currently the backbone to over 6,500 different mobile apps including apps from Flickr, Photobucket, and Squarespace. From the looks of the press release and [...] The post Adobe Announces Acquistion Of Aviary; Promises To Push Mobile Editing To New Heights appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • An Optical Illusion That Turns Celebrities Photos Into Monsters (But Only In Your Mind)

    Udi Tirosh
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Take a minute to watch the video above. Focus on the middle cross. Now watch it again and focus on either on the sides. We have grown and were taught that celebrity headshots represent the ultimate beauty. And they usually do. But not always. An optical illusion called the “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”. But…. It [...] The post An Optical Illusion That Turns Celebrities Photos Into Monsters (But Only In Your Mind) appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Attorney Faces Suspension After Photoshoping Herself Into Photos With Celebrities

    Tiffany Mueller
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:57 pm
    A California lawyer, Svitlana Sangary, is facing legal trouble of her own after she was caught posting fake photos to her business website. Sangary added herself to dozens of photos, making the images appear as though she were personal acquaintances of different celebrities and politicians. The California Bar Association is now suggesting to the Supmreme [...] The post Attorney Faces Suspension After Photoshoping Herself Into Photos With Celebrities appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • 6 Of My Favorite Photography Books

    Jeff Guyer
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    I posed a question to the DIY writing staff last week. I was wondering how many of them still read hard-copy photography magazines, and if so, I wanted to know if they subscribe or just purchase the occasional issue. It’s something I’ve been curious about for a while. After all, when you think about just [...] The post 6 Of My Favorite Photography Books appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • $7 DIY Diffusion Hack And Bonus Color Grading Tutorial All In Less Than 10 Minutes

    Tiffany Mueller
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Film Riot is awesome. Where else can you go to learn how to make the world’s easiest DIY diffusion and get a free bonus lesson in color grading? We have them to thank for putting out this video clip that shows us how to save money by using a cheap shower curtain to diffuse lights [...] The post $7 DIY Diffusion Hack And Bonus Color Grading Tutorial All In Less Than 10 Minutes appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Featured: 'Mingalaba!, Burma (Image heavy)' by Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Hey guys, earlier this year I did a trip to Burma (Myanmar), and I wanted to share my experience with you, I’ve been asked a lot: Why Burma? My response is, I don’t know. My decision on what places to visit, or why, are based on the simple interest of exploring the unknown, the uncanny, personal desires, and basically just having the chance of going to places that I know very little about them. Visiting the golden land and get lost, with no plans other than simply let encounters and experiences guide me through this country, is my plan. After 24 hours, I arrive in Yangon. The smells, the…
  • SeriousCompacts.com is now PhotographersLounge.org

    Amin Sabet
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    When I started SeriousCompacts in early 2007, smaller digital compacts weren't being taken seriously. To the industry and in the public eye, pro and enthusiast photography meant big DSLRs. A group of us understood that smaller cameras could produce seriously good images, and the site was born. Now in 2014, the rest of the world has caught up. For 4-5 years now, it seems hardly a month has gone by where some prominent magazine or blogger wasn't proclaiming that it might be time to drop the DSLR and go mirrorless. These days, those posts read a lot like "Time to Get a Smartphone?" — late…
  • Featured: 'North Cascades and Olympic National Parks' by Tilman Paulin

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

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

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

  • Grab a Bargain on the eBook Version of My Exposure Book

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

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

    Jeff Revell
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    Sadly, I don’t seem to have a lot of time for photowalking these days but there’s still one event that I always make room for. Every year my buddy Scott Kelby puts on a photowalk event of incredible proportions, which draws in photographers from all over. Of course I am talking about the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk that takes place every Fall. I have had the pleasure of hosting one of the photowalks every year and it is a pleasure for me to be a part of it. I am always on the lookout for interesting places to host my photowalk and this year I am trying something a bit…
  • My Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

    Jeff Revell
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    I wasn’t sure about whether or not I was going to be doing an Ice Bucket Challenge until my buddy Scott Kelby gave me no choice. Scott took his challenge at the end of the latest episode of The Grid and threw the challenge at me live during the broadcast. I happily accepted and started making plans. Having already watched several previous challenges by my friends I decided to do something a little different so I shot it with three cameras. The first is just my simple JVC handycam for the straight on view. Then I added a GoPro Hero3 Black for some nice 720/120 fps video to get that nice…
  • Making the DSLR Switch

    Jeff Revell
    17 Mar 2014 | 11:19 am
    Whether you are thinking of moving from a Nikon to a Canon or Pentax to Sony, there are a few things you should take into consideration when contemplating the move to a new camera system. As someone who goes from camera to camera for work reasons, I have some first-hand knowledge on what it takes to make the move. First off, you should really do your homework and consider why it is that you want to move. Are you looking for features that your brand doesn’t offer or are you just growing bored with the photos coming from your camera and think a switch will re-invigorate your photography?
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Apple Applies for Charge Transfer Patent

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Apple keeps applying patents on global shutter pixel and its components. The US20140252201 application "Charge transfer in image sensors" by Xiangli Li, Xiaofeng Fan, and Chung Chun Wan proposes a doping structure for storage node SN, where the part near the transfer gate is lightly doped to create a potential barrier, said to be useful for multiple storage node pixels like this one:
  • Rumor: Avago Acquires Tessera Micro-Optics Facility

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Reportedly, Tessera micro-optics group has changed hands again. Just over a year ago Tessera sold the Charlotte, NC-based group to FLIR. Now, FLIR has sold the ex-Tessera micro-optics division and business to Avago, including the fab. FLIR optical components group is staying in the same building and is retained by FLIR, continuing with development and production support for FLIR ONE thermal camera.It appears that Avago decided not to make any public announcements on the acquisition.
  • Camera Takes Smaller Fraction of iPhone 6 Cost

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    EETimes publishes Teradown.com report on iPhone6 and 6Plus reverse engineering. The camera component seems to take a smaller proportion of the new phones BOM:iPhone 6 Plus Camera Dissected
  • Samsung Image Sensor Forum In China

    Vladimir Koifman
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:55 am
    Samsung presented its CIS news at Image Sensor Forum in Shenzhen, China on Sept. 22, 2014. About the only thing available in open access is an impressive alphabetical list of phones with Samsung sensors inside:· DOOV S2· Gionee ELife E3· Gionee Elife E5· HTC Desire 816· HTC One M8· Huaqin· Huawei Ascend G6· Huawei Honor 3C· Huawei Honor 6· KONKA I158· KONKA W450· KONKA W550· Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro· Loncheer· Nokia X· Oppo R601· Samsung Galaxy S5· Sony Experia E3· TCL EOS· TCL Soul 4· TCL Alto 4.5· Vivo X3· Vivo Xplay 3S· Wintech· Xiaomi Mi 2S· Xiaomi Redmi LTE· Xiaomi…
  • 2013 Leti Annual Report

    Vladimir Koifman
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    2013 Leti annual report has a collection of the last year's papers. The "New 3D-integrated burst image sensor architectures with in-situ A/D conversion" by R. Bonnard, F. Guellec, J. Segura, A. Dupret, and W. Uhring, presented at 2013 Conference on Design and Architectures for Signal and Image Processing (DASIP) shows the 3D imager with clusters of pixels sharing a readout and an ADC:
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  • Rain Cover

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

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

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

    Syv Ritch
    26 Jul 2013 | 9:26 am
    For everyone of my cameras, I have 2 batteries. One in current use and the other one fully charged. The Canon LP-E6 for the 7D, the 5DMkII… is the first battery, for me, that allowed me to make more than 1,000 photos per charge. Actually at the beginning, I was getting around 2,500 photos per charge! That's two 32Gb CF cards. I always buy the spare batteries at the same time as I buy the cameras. Now my batteries, on the 7D, only register 1 bar and I get slightly under 1,000 photos per charge. So it's time to get new batteries. In my neck of the woods, the Wet Coast of the Great White…
  • Lightroom 5: The Upgrading Saga

    Syv Ritch
    12 Jun 2013 | 7:06 pm
    Finally the new Lightroom 5 is out. I waited a couple of days before getting it. I wanted to hear from other people, the more adventurous ones (aka the people that like to live on the bleeding edge of technology) if there was any major, major bug that would be a show stopper. I downloaded my copy of Lightroom 5, took my almost empty wallet out and send my share of profits to Adobe for 2 serial numbers. The license allows for 2 computers, one desktop, one laptop but only for one person. I needed 2 people, so 2 serial numbers. I installed Lightroom 5, then started the program. I needed to…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future. Well, a few blog readers pointed out a plug-in that I hadn’t seen before. It’s called Show Focus…
  • Win A Free Ticket to One Of My Fall 2014 Lightroom Seminars

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 am
    Edit: The Free Tickets have been given away. Here’s the winners: Matthew Jackson – San Antonio Jennifer – Colorado Springs Trisha – Livonia Brendan Reilly – Philadelphia Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year: “Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his…
  • TIP: A Fun, Mean, and Totally Useless Lightroom Hack

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The other week Scott turned me on to a post by Mark Stagi over at Digitalphotobuzz.com. It was called Hacking the Lightroom 5 Splash Screen. It’s actually very cool and I never knew you could do that before. However, before you go visit the site, just understand that it has no educational value whatsoever. But as photographers, I think it’s kinda cool. We love to display our photos, and this is a cool way to do it when Lightroom starts up. Basically, the article goes over how to take the default Lightroom startup screen (seen below) and replace it with your own graphic. It could…
  • VIDEO: Smart Collection Tip on Automatically Sorting Your Photos

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:35 am
    Yesterday, I wrote a post about 3 features that I’d love to see in Lightroom (but probably won’t). They’re 3 features that I think I’d use, but I’m not so sure the masses would and it would be worth the development effort on Adobe’s time. Well, as I wrote the post, I realized a way that I could sort of do one of the features I was looking for. See, I often import some photos in to Lightroom and just start editing. I know I’m supposed to go through and flag/rate them right away, but sometimes I don’t have the time or I just really want to see one…
  • 3 Features I Don’t Think We’ll Ever See in Lightroom (But I’d like to)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’m sure we all have features we’d like to see in Lightroom (or lots of other programs too). And sometimes those features are so meaningful to us that we have no idea why everyone else doesn’t think so too. Well, my post is coming from a different place. I’m fully aware that these features are fairly random and probably only just applicable to me. They’re so specific that I actually don’t think we’ll ever see these features in Lightroom, but I thought it would be kinda fun to throw ‘em out there. Here goes: 1) Auto Flag in Develop –…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Sebastião Salgado : Genesis come to ICP

    Damon Webster
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    “I am not an artist. I’m a photographer” Sebastião Salgado 9/21/2014 Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images. The 8 year project, Genesis, has finally come to NYC at ICP in all of it’s huge print glory. Curated by his wife and constant companion, Lelia Wanick Salgado, […]
  • ThinkTank Photo has a new Production Manager to carry your gear

    Damon Webster
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Not a person, but a sweet new bag in a workable size. Sure they make our favorite camera bags. From the City walker, which is my daily bag, to the Airport International for every travel photo assignment, they just know how to make the best. Why? How about because pro shooters own the company and […]
  • Canon announces 7D Mark II

    Damon Webster
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 […]
  • Samsung Goes Big at Photokina: NX1 Camera with 4K video, & a 50-150mm, 2.8 Lens

    Damon Webster
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Big day in Photokina today. Samsung, on it’s second big launch in a short stretch, announces the new NX1 Smart Camera. Shooting 28 MP, at a blazing 15FPS, They are looking to leverage the legacy of Samsung products communicating not only with each other, but now all NFC phones (like the new iPhone 6). ISO […]
  • Nikon D750 : All of the things you asked for!

    Damon Webster
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    My Nikon D700 has been a good friend for years. Then along came the D800: incredible video specs, 36mp, crazy great body construction. Of course, the d800 beget the D810 bringing it all to a new level. But being greedy, there were things I really wanted and had missed. The just announced Nikon D750 took […]
 
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Tips Fotografi Landscape :Memotret Pegunungan

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Gunung memiliki keindahan alami yang luar biasa, tak peduli musim apapun gunung selalu nampak fotogenik. Gunung dengan pepohonan yang tak terhitung jumlahnya, danau, serta pegunungan disekitarnya merupakan landskap alam yang sempurna. Musim memiliki pengaruh tersendiri terhadap gambar yang dihasilkan, jika musim hujam maka gambar serba hijau yang akan kita hasilkan, lain hal jika musim kemarau dan dedaunan mengering, maka gambar kecoklatan yang akan kita dapatkan. Untuk mengabadikan gambar landscape diperlukan lensa wide angle dengan bantuan filter, dalam hal ini bisa filter ND(Neutral…
  • Tips Komposisi fotografi: manfaat pola berulang

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Pengulangan dalam kehidupan sehari-hari memang sangat membosankan, namun tidak demikian dengan pengulangan pola dalam fotografi. Pola yang berulang justru mampu memberikan pengaruh yang kuat terhadap gambar. Pola dalam fotografi sama dengan irama/rhytem dalam musik. Pola yang berulang jika diabadikan secara baik dan benar maka akan memperkuat maksud gambar. Pola berulang bisa berupa benda atau garis apapun, misal pilar-pilar bangunan, payung-payung ditepi pantai, tumpukan batu bata, bunga-bunga dalam suatu ladang, dll. Jika sedang mencari pola berulang dalam fotografi, terdapat 2 pilihan…
  • Tips Fotografi Landscape : Sense of depth & Sense of Scale

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Pernahkah anda melihat sebuah foto landscape yang sangat indah,  sawah, gunung, pantai atau area terbuka lainnya. Dan ketika membandingkan dengan foto yang kita hasilkan, kita akan menjadi sangat kecewa. Cerita tersebut tentu sangat familiar dan mungkin juga kita alami. Seringkali fotografer melakukan kesalahan baik itu kecil maupun besar secara terus menerus dalam mengabadikan foto landscape. Ketika foto landscape yang dihasilkan tampak tumpul dan datar, mungkin saja kita belum menambahkan apa yang dimaksud dengan “sense of depth” atau “sense of scale” didalamnya.
  • Manfaat ruang dalam komposisi fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Hampir dalam setiap gambar kita pasti menemukan ruang kosong. Ruang kosong tersebut bukannya tanpa makna, karena kosong tidak selalu berarti tanpa apa-apa. Ruang kosong tersebut bisa sangat bermanfaat/menambah keindahan namun juga sebaliknya,  bisa merusak keindahan gambar. Satu hal yang pasti bahwa ruang kosong adalah salah satu elemen komposisi yang tidak terpisahkan. Arti ruang dalam fotografi Ruang adalah area disekitar subjek/area dalam frame yang kosong, ruang tersebut bisa sangat luas, bisa juga sangat sempit, bisa dialam bebas, maupun dalam ruangan(indoor), bisa juga hamparan langit,…
  • perspektif Diminish dalam komposisi fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Perspektif merujuk pada arti visual yakni bagaimana suatu benda terlihat oleh mata manusia. Perspekstif merupakan bagian penting dalam fotografi, karena kita bisa memanfaatkannya untuk menyusun komposisi yang seimbang. Dalam perspektif mata manusia benda jauh akan terlihat kecil dan benda dekat akan terlihat besar dan dalam seni fotografi hal tersebut juga berlaku sama. Perspektif diminish adalah benda yang tampak semakin kecil di kejauhan. Perspektif ini sangat sering dipakai sebagai komposisi untuk menghasilkan gambar yang sangat menarik. Memang istilah ini cukup asing ditelinga, tapi…
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    My Home Sweet Home

  • Why Everything Looks Wonky

    Dawn Camp
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:35 pm
    When some things quit working correctly (like comments no longer showing on posts), I realized it was time for a little TLC under the hood here at My Home Sweet Home. I just updated my theme and not only does everything look different out front, but here behind the scenes, too. Y’all have patience with me while I work out the kinks and figure out how in the world to make it look normal again, okay? xoxoxo, Dawn Why Everything Looks Wonky is a post from: My Home Sweet Home © 2014 My Home Sweet Home | All rights reserved
  • Today at (in)courage: God Both Conceals and Reveals

    Dawn Camp
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Throughout history, man discovers the secrets God chooses to reveal. Sometimes they make Bible verses come alive with meaning not understood by the divinely inspired men who penned them or those who read them in the centuries that follow. “IT IS THE GLORY OF GOD TO CONCEAL A THING . . .” ~PROVERBS 25:2   Sometimes we make the discovery ourselves and gasp, awed by the unmatched creativity of our Creator God, who breathed our world into being by His spoken word. From the detail of a dandelion to the center of a sunflower, God delights in the minuscule: facets found, easily overlooked…
  • See Dolphin Tale 2 in Theaters Today!

    Dawn Camp
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters everywhere Friday, which is also Homeschool Day. For your chance to win free tickets for your entire group from Homeschool Movie Club, share an image of your group seeing Dolphin Tale 2 on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook using the hashtag #HomeschoolDay or post the photo to Homeschool Movie Club’s Facebook page. Homeschool Movie Club will chose a random winner to cover and reimburse their Homeschool Day tickets. This contest is only good for opening day, Friday, September 12, and ends at 8 p.m. Pacific time. My kids begged me to become a Homeschool…
  • Where Wisdom Gathers {and #TheBestYes giveaway!}

    Dawn Camp
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Contest closed! The winners are Southern Gal, Erin, Darleen, Alicia, and Jolanthe. I jog on pavement wet from last night’s rain. Water drips from leaves overhead and a cool breeze drifts in from the woods to caress my legs. I follow the trailhead until it hits the greenway, like the stem of a T joining its top. A glance to the right to make sure I don’t run in front of a bike or a dog walking its owner and then I veer left, following the path my kids’ cross country team took earlier and the woman who crosses before me as I approach the fork. Since she looks…
  • Download Your September 2014 Calendar!

    Dawn Camp
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:12 pm
    In July I visited northwest Arkansas and DaySpring headquarters as part of our yearly (in)courage authors’ retreat. A lovely path wound through woods and flower gardens leading from our hotel to the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, so my camera and I took an early morning walk there the day I left. Carrying a heavy bag and multiple lenses didn’t sound like much fun, so I limited myself to my macro lens, which still challenges me. When I get it right the results are worth the effort, and even more satisfying because of it. I decided my early morning would be…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Henrik and Ria’s Hong Kong Engagement Shoot

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

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

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

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

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

  • Golden Hour

    Jeff
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    A friend and I took a walk the other evening and brought our cameras with. Golden Hour was in full swing by the time we got here and we found a spot that yielded some nice landscapes. This was one of my favorites. I was focused on this plant and decided to shoot into the […]The post Golden Hour appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Praying Mantis

    Jeff
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    This is a pretty cool Praying Mantis as far as Praying Mantises go. The shoot didn’t last all that long as I learned quickly that these guys aren’t really big on standing still. I shot this on my kitchen table using a chunk of white seamless for the background with a white stone tile for […]The post A Praying Mantis appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Molting Hummingbird

    Jeff
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:30 pm
    I saw this Ruby Throated Hummingbird the other day and thought he/she looked pretty interesting. At first I thought it was a youngster but have since been told it is just molting. It’s fun watching these guys zoom around my friends back yard. They are a lot more laid back than the the guys by […]The post A Molting Hummingbird appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • A Cuban Tree Frog

    Jeff
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
      A Cuban Tree Frog I came across at Animal Island the other day.The post A Cuban Tree Frog appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • ROA – Pilsen

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

  • Yongnuo YN560-TX Flash Controller – Adjust Flash Power From Your Camera

    larry
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    There are a bunch of real estate shooters using Yongnuo YN-560-III flashes because they are a very close second to the classic old Nikon SB-80DX flashes. SB-80DX are a great flash for manual real estate work, but are no longer manufactured. Nowadays YN-560-IIIs are only about $71 where as the SB-80dx is usually twice that when you can […]
  • A Follow Up On PFRE Coaching – Kerry Bern Does Personalized Video Tutorials

    larry
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Last month we setup the PFRE coaching page and several PFRE Coaches have told me they are actively coaching people. Kerry Bern told me last week that: Thanks to the coaching directory that you created I started working with a lady located in the Portland area. In the first set of images she sent me was […]
  • PlatinumHD.tv Is Pushing The Boundaries Again – Selling Property With Sex

    larry
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:06 pm
    One thing you can always depend on is our mates at PlatinumHD.tv will always be pushing all the boundaries! They are at it again with this mobile formatted property video that features Australian bombshell Allira Cohrs. They are obviously pushing the technical boundaries with this video. Brett Clements says: First job on the RED Dragon. With a few shots […]
  • Checkout Scott Hargis’s Comments On The September Photo Contest Entries

    larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:26 pm
    I always enjoy reading Scott’s comments on the PFRE photographer of the month contest entries. He doesn’t always have time to do it, but he did this month and just spent several hours this afternoon commenting on over half of the September contest entries. It is well worth your time to read Scott’s analysis and thinking […]
  • What Should Real Estate Photographers Do For Monitor Calibration?

    larry
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:48 pm
    I got a great question yesterday from Kimi who is a real estate photographer. Here’s Kimi’s question: We have been having issues with a particular team of agents (too many hands in the pot), but I feel it has raised a good question. When processing photos in LR, how important is the monitor that you […]
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    Dodge & Burn

  • Photographer Interview: Zun Lee

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

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Sebastião Salgado, In the Upper Xingu region of Brazil's Mato Grosso state, a group of Waura Indians fish in the Puilanga Lake near their village. Brazil. 2005. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images—Contact Press Images.Sebastião Salgado: Genesis, the last show to be exhibited at the ICP's midtown museum location, is now open and on view through January 11, 2015. At a preview event last night I got a glimpse of this momentous exhibit. I've always been a fan, but witnessing Salgado's passion and commitment to climate change issues (specifically deforestation) made me appreciate his work…
  • New Photo Work "Inherited Patterns" On View Now at NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Library

    15 Sep 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Two images from Qiana Mestrich's latest photo series, Inherited Patterns (2014),on view now through February 22, 2015 at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan Libraryas part of the Photo Walls in the Picture Collection Exhibition Series.Dear D&B Readers,After a brief summer hiatus, I'm back with news about my latest show! This work is the second series I've created exploring the sartorial origins of my given first name "Qiana". (You can see images from the first series I created in 2013 titled Namesake here Inherited Patterns appropriate's archival marketing images from the DuPont™…
  • Review of African-American Photography Documentary "Through A Lens Darkly"

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    On Tuesday, 9/23/14 at 7pm ET, join Qiana Mestrich, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Terrance Jennings and Emma Raynes for a panel discussion on "Curating Culture: Encouraging and Sharing Diverse Voices in Photography" following the screening of Through A Lens Darkly at Film Forum NYC: 209 West Houston Street (Btw Varick Street & Sixth Avenue) New York, NY 10014. THROUGH A LENS DARKLY is on view in NYC from August 27 – September 25, 2014 at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., with screenings daily at 12:45, 2:50, 5:10, 7:20, 9:30. Check the link at the end of this post for more screening dates in…
  • On Summer Break, See You in the Fall

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Dodge & Burn will be taking a short break for the rest of this 2014 summer season. Besides enjoying life with my family, during the break I will be working on a few projects:Preparing for a showing of my new photo-collage work titled "Inherited Patterns" at the NYPL's Mid-Manhattan branch for their "Art in the Windows" programHosting monthly photography critiques in my Brooklyn studio with fellow colleagues (if you're in NYC and would like to join, contact me to get info)Arranging new photographer interviews with artists like Aline Shkurovich, Andrea Stultiens, Guadalupe Ruiz and…
 
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  • 20under20 judge: Lou Noble

    Arnold Chao
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    As a Los Angeles-based photographer who has been on Flickr since 2005, he has taught photography workshops in the U.S. and U.K., and is currently Managing Editor for The Photographic Journal. Lou’s expertise is pretty clear with a glance of his photostream: Gorgeous portraiture. Enjoy a few of our favorites, including snippets of his photo stories. Lou O' Bedlam “Wouldn’t have met Megan without Flickr. Wouldn’t be a photographer without Flickr, either. So it was damn big honor having them choose me for…well, anything, let alone having them choose me as a…
  • Mono Monday: In No Particular Order

    Matthew Roth
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    A ray of sun lighting the way; a phrase caught on the lips like a whistle; a leap of aggressive glee; a glance from the shadows; and a young face pressed against the glass. These and others have enthralled us this week for Mono Monday. We wish you all great adventures in photography today, tomorrow, and the next. Lauren Withrow shahidul001Girl at anwara f6 r8 fm29a N A Y E E MThat's exactly my point ! A. adnanThe enlightened hindu. Ivan DessiPorto swissrollizombie apocalypse .Betina. GusbanoIt's time to read something Streetphoto_bw WeAreJuxt.com Blackandwhite AMPt_community…
  • Flickr Weekend Samplr XIX/2014

    Kay Kremerskothen
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Welcome to our weekly collection of favorites, featuring beautiful photography from some of the amazing photographers you can find on Flickr. Make sure to click through to the featured photographers’ streams and leave a meaningful comment if you are inspired by their work. Benedikt HalfdanarsonHoluhraun eruption (Explored) Craig Goode DesignLemon & Limes Christopher JonassenBefore we begin S_PeterSki Touring | North Norway hexagonesunFrom my C-heads mag. exclusive editorial with Claudia Spirlea sannah kvist20140625_japan6_181 ll Jayc llRite Weaver We hope you enjoyed the selection.
  • Flickr Friday: Through the Looking Glass

    Tatiana Criscione
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    FlickrThrough the Looking Glass | Explore the world in your reflection. Take a shot based on our #ThroughTheLookingGlass theme and share it with us! Explore the world in your reflection. There’s a whole world, out there, in the other side of the mirror. Everything’s backwards, and maybe it’s a parallel universe! Well, we can’t go through the looking glass, but you can show us how that world would be through your pictures! Take your shot starting today or in the coming days and submit it to the group with the hashtags #FlickrFriday and #ThroughTheLookingGlass for a…
  • Flickr Friday: The Saved By The Bell Selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Congratulations and thank you for your great #SavedByTheBell contributions for #FlickrFriday! We saw some playtime in recess, people almost getting up late, and some actual bells that looked beautiful. Here you can have a look to some of our favorites and see all the photos in the Flickr Friday group. Madhusudanan ParthasarathyKids Yuan Lucy Lu#SavedByTheBell Cathy ChoSavedByTheBell (千鈞一髮的水槍大戰) Dondu.SmallNature's Melody CoolMcFlashSaved By The Bell nikimerinoDo what you want. saved Lens Daemmi1,000 balloons Paulina Vaqueiro#SavedByTheBell
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • NEW PRODUCT: Out of the Box Wedding Albums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Think Tank Releases 10th Anniversary Limited Edition Urban Disguise Classic Shoulder Bag

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

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    In celebration of its 10th Anniversary, Think Tank Photo will be releasing a limited edition version of its most popular rolling carry-on camera case, the Airport InternationalTM LE Classic. Crafted with genuine, full-grain leather accents and panels, this classic version represents everything the Think Tank brand is known for: premium quality, innovative design and long-lasting durability. Designed to complement Think Tank's all-new Urban Disguise Classic shoulder bags series, together, these two bags make a beautiful set of matching cases that meet international airline carry-on standards.
  • MindShift Gear's New rotation180°® Travel Away Backpack Provides Security & Quick Gear Access

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    MindShift Gear, developer of the world's first patented rotating backpack, announces it will be releasing the first rotating backpack for global travelers and outdoor explorers, the rotation180°® Travel AwayTM. When traveling in unfamiliar places, knowing where critical items are and protecting them from prying eyes are very important. In one swift motion, only the wearer can rotate the concealed beltpack to the front for instantaneous and secure access to cameras, passports, guidebooks, tablets, or other travel essentials. No more being forced to stop in front of strangers to remove a…
  • MindShift Gear's New rotation180° Trail Backpack Provides Quick Access to Outdoor Exploration Necessities

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    This fall MindShift Gear will be making its award-winning rotation technology available in a smaller, lighter new backpack, the rotation180º Trail. Accessing gear has never been easier for outdoor photographers and action-enthusiasts. With the rotation180º Trail they can hike, mountain bike, ski, and birdwatch without breaking stride. No more removing a cumbersome backpack to access camera gear or trail essentials. In one swift motion, they can rotate the beltpack and grab their gear without taking their eyes off of wildlife or disrupting their creative momentum.
  • Think Thank Photo Announces The "Production Manager 40"Rolling Lighting Equipment Case

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    The professional strength, Production Manager™ 40 is a high-capacity rolling gear case designed for pro gear. It's the most convenient way to safely transport and haul a large amount of lighting equipment. Creative professionals will appreciate the superior design of this large roller with room for multiple flash heads, power packs, monoblocks, softboxes, and light-stands.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • Eerie Georgia

    Scott
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You might recognize this view from another photo of my, What Floats By, which was also featured on the Really Right Stuff blog. This is another view, from a different spot. I went for a more punchy and contrasting processing style for this one to change things up. I call this Eerie Georgia because, well, look.  It’s such a creepy view but yet beautiful at the same time. The greens are vibrant but I would not want to be swimming in that. What lurks beneath the eerie Georgia swamp? Thanks for reading and happy shooting, Scott
  • Shadows, Light & Mystery

    Scott
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    While I was up in Massachusetts a while back I was photographing a Historic Mill during my friend Bob’s workshop. I spent a lot of time playing with shadows and light, bracketing in certain places and doing long exposures in others. The photograph here is one where I noticed some really fun shadows coming through the broken walls of the floor I was on. Then I noticed the doors with the sign that says Exit. I thought, “where does it lead?” So with that all said, enjoy this photograph and the mystery of what’s behind the doors. Thanks for reading and happy shooting,…
  • Take a Stand, Start Taking Steps

    Scott
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    photo by Gevon Like many other photographers, I sometimes grab the zoom lens to make shooting a job easier. But in the middle of job, and many times after, I question whether I actually did make the job easier. So which is it? You see, a zoom lens makes it easy to make a photo at a variety of distances without moving much.  That’s convenience with a price.  One of the prices of owning a zoom lens like a 24-70 f/2.8 or a 70-200 f/2.8 is a hefty price tag many times well over $2,000. Another price is the weight of such lenses.  Yes the quality of the glass is impressive, but carrying the…
  • By The Time I Was 32

    Scott
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By the time I was 32 my life was in a direction I could have never predicted. All my life I have been dealing with color blindness. It’s subtle, not severe. However, it’s still an obstacle to adjust to. As a photographer, color blindness has no advantage or benefit. Only more struggles and confusion. So I adjusted. I found a way to deal with not seeing perfect color. I used tools and asked for help. I had no idea I was dyslexic until I was nearly finished with high school. Never in a million years did I think that I would write for a living. In fact, I first went to college for music…
  • An Open Letter To The Adobe Lightroom Team

    Scott
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Dear Adobe, Adobe Lightroom is my favorite workflow tool for my photography.  Not only that though.  It is the software I use for 99% of my photo processing.  You have made it so extremely useful and efficient to stay organized and work my way through editing photographs. No matter what other software I try, I always return to you.  But since version 5, and especially with version 5.6 our relationship has turned to the rocky side.  If there was a perfect competitor out there I’d break up with you in a heartbeat, but there isn’t one.  So we’re stuck together. Our…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • The Scobey’s, Inspire Interviews: Episode 3

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I have a confession. When I was told about The Scobey’s, I have to admit I didn’t know about their awards, their images or that they had at one time lived very close to me in Connecticut. Now, as Atlanta-based wedding photographers, they are winning hearts and minds for their soft, immersive approach to capturing meaningful moments in a couple’s life. Now, as busy photographers, I have to also admit that it was very difficult to pin them down for an interview. I was eager to speak with them as I found out that they were speaking at Inspire Photo Retreats in February, 2015.
  • How A 6 ft. 5 in. Photographer Blends In At Weddings

    Andrew Hind
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:10 am
    I am 6’5” tall, weigh around 16 stones and have size 12 feet. When I want to use it I have a voice like a fog horn, I’m naturally fairly clumsy and I have been told that I have a certain “presence” – in a good way I think! I therefore take it as a huge compliment when my wedding clients remark that they hardly noticed me taking photographs at their wedding, that I was discreet and, as one wrote to me “I don’t understand how someone so tall can be so unobtrusive!” My natural photographic inclination is as a photojournalist so blending into the crowd is of…
  • Jane Ammon, Inspire Interviews: Episode 2

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    I hope all of you have checked out the first episode, where I interviewed New England photographers, Doug Levy. Starting this month and running through October, I’ll be posting short interviews I’ve conducted in partnership with Inspire Photo Retreats. The interviews will be of each of the presenters and some sponsors, to get a better idea of who they are and why they feel attending Inspire Photo Retreats is important to them. Ok, so for this episode, I spoke with Jane Ammon, a child photographer who serves clients in central New Jersey and part of Pennsylvania. She will be…
  • What Does Sephi Bergerson’s 6 Year Quest Look Like?

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    I am reading an advance copy of Chris Guillebeau‘s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. In the first few pages of the book, Chris describes a quest as thus: – Has a clear goal and a specific end point. – Presents a clear challenge. – Requires sacrifice of some kind. – Often driven by a calling or a sense of mission. – Often requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal. My friend and fellow documentary photographer Sephi Bergerson began his quest six years ago to document a wide variety of Indian weddings. When you look at his work, you’ll…
  • Donal Doherty Will Teach You To Fully Engage With Your Business

    Seshu &#124; Editor, Curator &#38; Publisher
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    He is a wedding photographer and educator based in Derry, Northern Ireland who has just launched a series of video courses for photographers called ENGAGE. Donal Doherty has a vision. And that vision is to help as many photographers as he can with all that he knows about running a successful photography business. Talk to the man and he is terribly humble about it. He shuffles through a slew of recent awards quickly, not making a very big deal about them. His focus is on what he can do, based on all that he learned in the PR world, to help photographers who struggle to run just…
 
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  • Hermitage Point Trail – Grand Teton National Park

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

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

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

  • How To Research a New Photo Location

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Joy of Manual Flash

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    I've switched from TTL flash to manual flashes for my professional assignments. Why? Consistency. Learn more here - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/the-joy-of-manual-flash.html
  • Image Editing Tools Explained in iOS 8 Photos App

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    The new Photos app in iOS 8 not only adds functionality to our iPhones and iPads, but it's a preview of things to come in Mac OS X Yosemite. So it's worth a look at its image editing tools. Here's a tour on my iPad Mini with Retina Display - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/image-editing-tools-explained-ios8.html
  • My Favorite Photokina Camera - the Panasonic GM5

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Now that everyone has put their cards on the table in Cologne Germany, it's time to separate the wheat from the chaff. My favorite camera from Photokina is the diminutive Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM5 Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds digital camera with 12-32mm lens. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/my-pick-is-panasonic-gm5.html
  • No Chimping with This Camera - Leica M Edition 60

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Leica is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the birth of the legendary Leica rangefinder system with a strictly limited special edition - the Leica M Edition 60. "In the place of a monitor screen, you find only an ISO setting dial. All exposures are saved exclusively as RAW data in DNG format. Working with the Leica M Edition 60 demands the same care and attention as when working with analogue models." The front of the camera is beautiful, featuring a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f/1.4 ASPH prime lens. If you watch the unboxing movie on the Leica site, you'll notice...
  • "Lowepro Goes Tactical, 1-Inch Sensor Smartphone, New Pro Zoom" - Podcast 445

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Panasonic's Smartphone with a 1" Sensor, Lowepro's new ProTactic Urban Backpack, and Olympus Announces the 40-150mm f-2.8 PRO Lens - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/09/tds-podcast-445.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Jennifer Lawrence’s nude pictures. Why we should not look

    Carlo Nicora
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    By now, surely many of us know that someone hacked into Jennifer Lawrence‘s phone and published some nude pictures she did of herself. Yes, we all know about it. And no, we won’t post any link. The pictures are public domain now; however, this does not mean that it is ok to go and have a look at them. The reason is very simple; those are private images Jennifer Lawrence did not want to share with the world. Anybody who is hunting those nude pictures down, or publishing them for personal gain, should be ashamed of themselves. And of course this comes from a wife and husband…
  • Why I love Apple and I miss Steve Jobs

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Tuesday 9th September I watched the live Apple event as many other Apple fans. I was excited and curious – as I always am – to be virtually present when they are about to uncover their new products. But when Tim Cook came out with his oversized shirt I felt a bit less exited. He was not Steve Jobs, even if he was trying to be him. And he was not the only one. Steve Jobs’s unique way At the Apple event on Tuesday there were many geeks – engineers, designers, etc. – dressed in a half ironed shirt or a simple T-shirt trying to mimic Steve Jobs’s incredibly…
  • Petits Bisous

    Carlo Nicora
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We are delighted and honoured to have partnered with the stunning lingerie boutique Petits Bisous, the place to go to be enticed and tempted by the most exquisite lingerie in Chelsea. With a stunning boutique on The Kings road, Petits Bisous offers the first luxury lingerie experience to fulfil every woman’s desire from seductive lingerie, to sensual bodices, to any bride’s dream of delicate laces and finest silks. The Petits Bisous collection includes beautiful designer lingerie brands as Fleur of England, Dirty Pretty Things, Lascivious, Nichole the Carle, All Undone, Bordelle, Felice…
  • The Sexualisation of Nudity

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Do you remember when you started feeling the sexualisation of nudity? When did you stop seeing a breast, and started seeing a sexual object? When did we, as society, stopped seeing the nude bodies for what they are and started linking them to taboos? Aren’t we forgetting what is natural, keeping into consideration a sexualisation that a part of society has placed upon us all? Suddenly publishing a photo of a breastfeeding woman has stopped being acceptable as a nipple may be visible. What hits me even more, is that the sexualisation of nudity is a women’s issue. No heads turn if…
  • The Art of Letting Go

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

  • "...hey, Nice Hat !

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

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:24 pm
    .....Street Chess. Westlake Square.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.
  • Geomerty

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    .....Seattle, Washington, September 2014.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Pattern Recognition.

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    .....Westlake Park.Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Steps and Lines.

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    .....Seattle, Washington, September 2014......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012-2014 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking
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  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 1

    Editor
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    via scottwyden Filter used: Normal “My favorite WordPress host” via scottwyden Filter used: Normal “Mascot” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “The lights….” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “has fallen … I have walked off into the Bokeh… A Career has ended & a new adventure begins on Monday!” via fdan1 Filter used: Normal “Table deco” via scottwyden Filter used: Mayfair “Mid engagement session” via gevonservo Filter used: Normal “Wish I had a longer lens …. adds … to wish list…
  • 2014 Photo Plus Expo Photowalk

    Scott
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Are you going to the 2014 Photo Plus Expo in New York City? If so, please join Scott for a photowalk with Nick from the Photographers Adventure Club on November 1 at 4:30pm EST. The photowalk is starting at the 110th Street Central Park subway stop. To get there, take the B or C train from Penn Station (NYC) to the 110th Street stop. The group will make our through Central Park walking by one of the lakes and the reservoir. The route will end at 81st which is the location of the Museum of Natural History. Photo Plus Expo typically gets pretty chilly weather in NYC so please be prepared by…
  • Photocrati Feature: Turn Responsive On and Off

    Scott
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Photocrati 4.8 out we decided to take an opportunity to share some of the new features we’ve included in the theme. In this video you’re going to see how you can easily turn responsive capability on and off. When we decided to add responsive capability into the theme we didn’t want to force all theme users to use it. Because when it comes down to it, not everyone wants that feature. So we converted the standard Photocrati theme into what is now called legacy and modern. Legacy – how the theme was prior to version 4.8, with a non-responsive view that doesn’t…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Roundup

    Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Welcome to the new Instagram Weekly Roundup. We want to share your favorite Instagram photos. To join in the fun, post your photographs on Instagram using the hashtag #photocrati. All the photos you share will be aggregated and we will pick our favorites to include in the Instagram roundup each week. We will include a link to your Instagram account, the filter used, your caption and of course a link to the original photo on Instagram. We can’t wait to see your photos! Follow us @photocrati on Instagram! via scottwyden Filter used: X-Pro II T-shirts ordered via scottwyden Filter used:…
  • Sprouting Photographer & Skip Cohen University Partner for new Podcast

    Scott
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Bryan Caporicci from Sprouting Photographer and Skip Cohen from SCU have come together for a new podcast series over at Sprouting Photographer. You may recall a mention of Bryan from the last article talking about content conversion. However, the Weekend Wisdom with Skip Cohen podcast is filled with incredible inspiration and advice surrounding marketing a photography business. The coolest part is that it is in no way aimed towards only portrait or event photographers. In fact, the first guest is Don Komarechka who self published an extremely successful book with macro photography of…
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    MCP Actions

  • 5 Ways To Build Your Photography Business Without Social Media

    MCP Actions
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember when people thought that it was silly to play with computers and that the Internet was just a passing fad?  Fast forward a decade or two later, and most of us can’t live without our mobile devices or are tied to our computers most of the day.  My husband jokes that I might as well have my iPhone surgically attached to my hand.  I rarely put it down. When it comes to your photography business, many of you take to social media in an effort to build your brand. While photographers with a large following and web presence rise to the top, other small photography businesses are…
  • Bring Out Rich Color and Detail in Your Photos

    Jodi Friedman
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to really make the details in your photos come to life with rich color edits 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…
  • The Most Valuable Photography Learning Tool… And It Is Free

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As a photographer, I am constantly learning.  Just because I’ve been shooting since 2001 doesn’t make me an “expert.”  In fact, I kind of hate when people market themselves that way when it comes to nearly anything, especially photography. While I am skilled in certain areas of photography, there are others where I consider myself a novice.  For example, bird photography, which I decided to start learning this past summer.  I had never really photographed outdoor birds, but made a commitment to learn and practice. The most important learning tool: While practice is…
  • How to Avoid Sharpening Disasters When Editing Your Images

    Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s easy as a newer photographer to pile on extra color, haze, and especially extra sharpening. When it comes to editing, it’s hard to know when to stop.  Often areas like hair look crispy and unnatural when sharpened too much, and even eyes and gemstones can suffer if you are heavy handed. Our best advice on how to sharpen for print: View your images at 100% when you sharpen them. More is not always better. Choose global or local print sharpening, but NOT both.  Either use a selective Photoshop action/Lightroom preset like Gem Polish from Inspire / Exact-O-Sharp in Fusion /…
  • How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop

    Jodi Friedman
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Cook Up This Sweet Photo Recipe in Photoshop 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

  • Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera

    Carlos Echenique
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
     Hasselblad is set to showcase prototypes of its brand new H5D-50c Wi-Fi medium format camera at photokina (Hall 02.1: Stands A021 – B020)  The new model – a feature-rich upgrade to the H5D-50c CMOS unit launched earlier this year – provides photographers with more freedom than ever before, thanks to an innovative Wi-Fi module.  The [...] The post Hasselblad announces Wi-Fi enabled H5D-50c camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0

    Carlos Echenique
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    CENTER VALLEY, Pa., September 15, 2014 – The award-winning flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1®, with the world’s first 5-axis image stabilization, TruePic VII image processor and Live MOS sensor is now more iconic than ever before, with the introduction of new firmware Version 2.0, enabling tethered shooting, In-Camera Digital Shift and Live Composite, and much more, also [...] The post Olympus Announces Silver OM-D E-M1 with Firmware 2.0 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    IndeGoGo Project AXIOM Beta seeks funding to create the world’s first Open Source 4K motion and stills camera. From their page: AXIOM Beta is a brand new professional digital image capturing platform and you get access to it before anybody else does. So we want to make sure that you are aware of what you [...] The post AXIOM Beta: The first open digital cinema camera appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens

    Carlos Echenique
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:36 am
    Saitama, Japan – Tamron Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Morio Ono), a leading manufacturer of precision optics, announces development of a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for full-frame D-SLR cameras with a fast F/2.8 aperture and VC (Vibration Compensation), the world’s first in its category. Since 2012, Tamron has been expanding its lineup of interchangeable lenses [...] The post Tamron Announces the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8

    Carlos Echenique
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:12 pm
      September 12, 2014 Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That’s Been Worth Waiting For Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, [...] The post Nikon Announces the D750, the SB500 and the Nikkor 20mm f/1.8 appeared first on Echenique dot com.
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    John Beardsworth

  • 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 . . .
  • What seems to ruin a photograph can be its making?

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

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

  • Alumni Doug Eng’s New Exhibit – On Fertile Ground

    johnpaulcaponigro
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Exhibit through December 4, 2014 “On Fertile Ground: The Wing Lee Yuen Truck Farm” Lufrano Intercultural Gallery for Peace University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL The Importance of Personal Projects – By Doug Eng “We de-prioritize personal projects due to lack of time, commitment, or guilt about working on something that doesn’t generate income or Facebook “likes.” It’s easy to make a great snapshot or prioritize paying work, and hard to find personal projects with depth and meaning. In 2007 my family’s farm of 70 years was being…
  • “Unlocking The Secrets Of The Creative Process – Part 2” A Conversation With Photographer Eric Meola

    johnpaulcaponigro
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    Photographer Eric Meola and I share our insights on the creative process in this three-part conversation. In the second installment, we share our influences from photography to poetry. I also discuss my fascination with and the influence of quotes. EM: How long have you collected quotes? You seem to have hundreds if not thousands at your site. JP: At an early age, I started noticing that most of us use quotes in our daily conversation and even in our internal dialogs. I really want to know what’s influencing my thinking and why. Sometimes we know who to attribute them to, sometimes we…
  • Rick Sammon Interviews John Paul Caponigro For DPExperience

    johnpaulcaponigro
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    I had a great conversation with my friend Rick Sammon. Our wide-ranging discussion (travel, composition, and more0 ultimately focused on how to find your own voice. It was soulful. Listen to it here. Find more interviews here.
  • 20 Questions With Photographer Jay Maisel

    johnpaulcaponigro
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Jay Maisel provides quick candid answers to 20 questions. How do you know when an image doesn’t work? It doesn’t move you in any way. How do you know when an image is good? It moves you emotionally. How do you know when an image is great? You don’t’ have to think about it, it just does. What’s the most useful photographic mantra? Be open. What is your greatest fear? Blindness. Read the rest of Jay’s Q&A here. Read more 20 Questions With Photographers here. Read Jay’s favorite quotes here. Read a collection of quotes by Jay here. Find out more about…
  • Jay Maisel’s Favorite Quotes

    johnpaulcaponigro
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Jay Maisel shares his favorite quotes. This is my favorite from his selection. We do not take pictures, we are taken by pictures. – Ernst Haas Which is your favorite of his selected quotes? Read more of Jay’s favorite quotes here. Read Jay’s quick Q&A here. Find out more about Jay Maisel here. Read more Photographer’s Favorite Quotes here. 
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Mine’s in Route … Yours?

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • “The Print”

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    It’s been a week since the premier of our film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them and one question keeps flying in (sorry, bad pun, had to use it). During the broadcast Scott brought up the one thing I think so important for photographers to do wanting to get into aviation photographers, prints. I’ve had an outpouring of folks asking basically, “Really?” The answer is so brief but it conveys so much. I guess we should have defined “The Print” better but then, it’s the pinnacle of the whole photographic endeavor. Printing, sadly, is often resigned to…
  • Atlanta Warbird Weekend

    Moose
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aviation fans … a great event is coming up in ten days. The Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a great event with great planes and great folks! It’s hosted by the Dixie Wing CAF, a name which might seem familiar to you because our spread on them was just published in FlyPast and we held the Spring Photoshop World Precon at their hangar. It’s also special because one of my favorite planes, the B-17G “Sentimental Journey” will be there. If you want a great time (entrance and parking is free) and some great photo opps (it’s a gorgeous field to shoot at), be sure to…
  • Think Tank Prod Mngr 40

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think Tank at Photokina yesterday announced their new, monster of a case, the Production Manager 40. Now you might think it looks familiar, that’s because I use the Logistic Manager 30 for my Profoto B1 lighting gear. As can see in the photo above, the Production Mngr 40 holds 4 Profoto B1 units where the Logistics Mngr 30 holds 2. That gives you some sense of how big it is. So, you can carry your gear or ship your assistant around in this case with the utmost protection assured!
  • Wanna Make Money from Your Images?

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Upcoming Issue for iPad & Android! Volume 17.3 Features: B News: The Business of Photography YOU can make it in the business of photography! I know you can, I have proof from those who I’ve helped as they succeeded. As you might imagine, just like anything photographic, there is lots of bad information out there about how to succeed and we’re going to correct that. In this issue of the BT Journal, I’m going to lay it all out, step by step so you can get paid for your passion. I’m going to kill myths and spell out the common sense in a way that you can adapt it to YOUR photography…
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Is the Canon EOS 7D Mark II the Nikon D400 DX shooters with a Nikon D300 have been waiting for?

    David Cardinal
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    It’s no secret that APS-C (aka DX-format) shooters have been given short-shrift by both Nikon and Canon for the last 5 years. The venerable Canon 7D and Nikon D300 (and the almost identical Nikon D300S) have been amazing cameras, but are more than long in the tooth. Canon has fixed that for its smaller-format loyalists in one fell swoop with the awesomely-speced Canon EOS 7D Mark II. That begs the question of whether DX loyalists on the Nikon side should consider jumping ship… read more
  • New Nikon D750: Powerhouse upgrade for Nikon D600, Nikon D610 and Nikon D700 owners

    David Cardinal
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Nikon’s new Nikon D750 has something for nearly everyone. State-of-the-art Autofocus, improved 24MP sensor, brand-new, high-performance body design, 6.5 fps full-frame, 100% viewfinder, pro-quality video features, tilting LCD, and a fairly sane price tag of $2300. It is going to be a hard camera to resist for current owners of the Nikon D600, Nikon D610, Nikon D700, and even those who have a Nikon D800 but would love a little more speed and are getting tired of super-large files. I’ll be doing a full field-test when I’m back from Africa, but based on the specs, here are my…
  • 10 things you should know about your camera (and your smartphone)!

    David Cardinal
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    I get asked all the time to give advice about what camera someone should buy. Far less often I sometimes get asked a much more important question – “What do I need to learn how to do with my new camera before I take it on my vacation, or to some special event, and try to use it effectively?” Modern cameras (even many of those found in smartphones) have way too many features for anyone to master them all. But there are 10 basic skills you should learn. If you purchase your camera at a camera store with actual human salespeople (there are still a few), you can probably have…
  • Nikon D810 field test–Why I’m planning to buy my review unit

    David Cardinal
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    For the past few weeks I’ve been shooting with a Nikon D810 in a variety of situations. I wasn’t enough of a fan of the D800 to purchase one, so I didn’t expect to want to purchase my review Nikon D810 either. However, Nikon has done enough to improve the camera that it is now a winner for me, and this one will likely be staying right here in my camera bag. Here’s why… read more
  • Alaskan Bears: One safari, one camera, one lens: Life with the new Nikon 80-400mm AF-S VR Lens

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

  • This is How You Geek Out on Cinematography

    Stu Maschwitz
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    If you're going to geek out on cinematography, this is the way to do it. In the first five minutes of this video, there's more wisdom about 4K than than can easily be found on the entire rest of the internet. What matters far more than spatial resolution are acquisition dynamic range and display contrast (which is driven by black levels much more than brightness). From there they go on to discuss everything from distibution to lighting to, of course, cameras. Smart guys, good stuff.
  • Big iPhone, Little Camera

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Speaking of the Fujifilm X100T, here's one way I've been thinking about the sizes of the new iPhones announced yesterday (with the help of this printable size comparison PDF from Ars Technica). To say that any phone could be a subsitute for an APSC, F2 monster like the X100S or T would be ludicrous. As would be to claim that I never leave my big cameras behind knowing that my phone is often enough. Both iPhone 6 models feature the same 8-megapixel camera with phase-detect autofocus and ƒ/2.2 lens. The iPhone 6+ adds optical image stabilization. It's a gigantic phone. But it's also a…
  • Fujifilm X100T

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    I love my X100S. Today, Fuji announced its successor, the X100T. Here's a great write-up on it by Zack Arias of dedpxl.com. The X100 series is STILL my desert island camera. I’m so happy they haven’t screwed it up. It still has soul and that — is what makes a Fuji a Fuji. If you vignette the living crap out of a product comparison shot, we can be friends. What I find most intersting about Zack's impression is his (backed up by gorgeous shots) love for Fuji's "Classic Chrome" film emulation, which I first heard about in Fuji's recently-announced X30, a more affordable X-camera with an…
  • Meet the New Blog, Same as the Old Blog

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    A snapshot of prolost.com on September 6, 2014 I believe in blogging. Though it’s hard to argue with this: Most books should be magazine articles. Most articles should be blog posts. Most posts should be tweets. Most people shouldn't tweet.— Jimmy Guterman (@jimmyguterman) April 4, 2013 …I agree even more with this by Brent Simmons: My blog’s older than Twitter and Facebook, and it will outlive them. It has seen Flickr explode and then fade. It’s seen Google Wave and Google Reader come and go, and it’ll still be here as Google Plus fades. When Medium and Tumblr are…
  • Prolost Light Leaks for Lightroom

    Stu Maschwitz
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Given how much fun I’ve been having with the Prolost Bespoke Vintage Presets, it was only a matter of time before I tackled something I’d always wanted to figure out—randomly-generated light leaks for Lightroom. Super fun. Available now.
 
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    Stone Thrower

  • Bob Martus featured on Design Sponge

    Jamie Zimmermann
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Bob Martus took a trip up to Olivebridge, New York to photograph the country home of Dana McClure and Chris Lanier. Check out DesignSponge.com to see more of Bob’s photographs of this cozy family home.     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: bob martus, country home, interior decorating, interior design, interior photography, photography,…
  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Ryan Slack

    Jamie Zimmermann
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    We at Glasshouse Assignment are so happy to welcome Ryan Slack. Ryan is a talented portrait, sports, fashion and still life photographer who we are excited to collaborate with.   Photographer: Ryan Slack For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, General Interest, News Tagged: Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment, models, photographer, photography, ryan slack
  • Ryan Pfluger Photographs Andreja Pejic for The New York Times Sunday Style

    Jamie Zimmermann
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    This Sunday’s New York Times featured a photo of the famed model Andreja Pejic by our own Ryan Pfluger. Andreja and met up in Washington Square park for this beautiful portrait session. You can read the article and see more from the shoot here.           Photographer: Ryan Pfluger For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, General Interest, News Tagged:…
  • Stock Contributor’s photo Selected for Sulzbach’s Bookcover

    glasshouseimages
    10 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    GHI stock contributor Trevor Dixon has a wonderful image selected for the cover of Katharina Sulzbach’s book, ‘Grobwildjagd’. Filed under: Stock Division
  • Apple Talk With Zachary Maxwell Stertz – Dance and Entertainment Photography

    Jamie Zimmermann
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Join us on September 4th at the Apple Store in Grand Central Terminal where Zachary Maxwell Stertz will be speaking at an Apple Talk. We are excited to once again collaborate with the Apple team who have hosted several of our artists in the past. Zachary specializes in portraiture, music, and dance photography and has shot images for Carolina Ballet, Manhattan Theater Club, and the New York Times. He’s also created advertising for TV shows on HGTV, the History Channel, and more. Zachary will be discussing his work and share how he made a name for himself in the crowded world…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • 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, […]
  • DSLR Dynamics – The Art and Practice of Digital Filmmaking

    David Saffir
    29 Sep 2013 | 9:48 am
    New Workshops – DSLR Dynamics Join us and explore the art of digital filmmaking! The Video Visuals workshops are taught by two award-winning instructors. Barry Andersson is the author of a top-selling Amazon book for DSLR video/filmmaking, THE DSLR FILMMAKER’S HANDBOOK, speaks at top film schools, & is a regular instructor for many NFL, MLB, […]
  • New Workshop/Seminar – “Camera to Output”

    David Saffir
    28 Sep 2013 | 5:28 pm
    Camera to Output – “Begin With the End In Mind” October 19, 2013 Denver, Colorado Join us for this comprehensive seminar, and sharpen your skills in image capture, color managed workflow, studio photography, and post-production techniques. Getting it right in the camera Begin with the end in mind Color managed workflow Introduction: Live Studio Setups […]
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • TCF Ep. 250 - Thomas Allen Harris

    21 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Thomas Allen Harris, an award-winning Director, is the President of Chimpanzee Productions, a company dedicated to producing unique audio-visual experiences including feature length films, performances and multimedia productions. Chimpanzee’s innovative and acclaimed films - Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014), Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela (2005), E Minha Cara/That’s My Face (2001), VINTAGE – Families of Value (1995), - have received critical acclaim at international film festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Toronto,…
  • TCF Ep. 249 - Michael Grecco

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:15 am
    Michael Grecco is an award-winning and internationally renowned photographer of celebrity portraits, advertising and editorial commissions, private collections and fine art.  One of the most sought-out visual storytellers in the world, his artistic conceptual vision and signature dramatic lighting create incomparable distinctive images that are famously dramatic, evocative, sophisticated, ironic and comedic.  Known for his high-concept imagery, Grecco is also famed for his innate ability to connect with each subject.  On the pulse point of still and motion technology and…
  • TCF Ep. 248 - Wyatt Neumann

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    When photographer Wyatt Neumann was 8-years-old his mother gave him Kodachrome 110 camera and told him he could shoot as much as he wanted as long he paid for film and developing. He cut a lot of lawns and delivered a lot papers, eventually turning his new toy into a profession. Wyatt now shoots on a variety of formats ranging from his 120 Mamiya to his iPhone, and his work has been recognized and awarded internationally. Resources:   http://www.wyattneumann.com/   http://issuu.com/wyattneumann/docs/book_final   http://www.aperture.org/crewdson/  …
  • TCF Ep. 247 - Bill Pierce

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Bill Pierce's photojournalistic work has been published in Time, Life, Stern, Newsweek, U.S. News, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, New York Magazine, L'Express, Paris Match, and many other news publications.  Assignments in the United States, Canada, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovkia, Australia, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, Lebanon, Egypt, Mozambique. His major awards include Overseas Press Best Photoreporting from Abroad, World Press Budapest Award and the Leica Medal of Excellence.  He is…
  • TCF Ep. 246 - Andi Schreiber

    25 Aug 2014 | 3:56 am
    Andi Schreiber is a fine art and documentary photographer.  A lifelong New Yorker, Andi was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and currently lives in suburban Westchester County with her husband and sons.  In her prior life she was a photojournalist and also worked as a magazine and newspaper picture editor in New York City.  In 2013 Andi was a Critical Mass finalist and her photographs were recently exhibited at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.  Her work has been featured on the New York Times Lens Blog, Slate France, Feature Shoot and The…
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Through the Sandhills

    Derrald
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Through the Sandhills For some the Great Plains are synonymous with desolation, loneliness. They avoid this land, but when they can’t they pass through as fast as they can without even a glance. For others the Great Plains are synonymous with solitude, soul-searching. Those individuals embrace this land and find the sublime in the unending horizon and limitless sky. They find comfort in the sound of prairie grass swaying in the breeze where others only find silence. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 24 TS-E f/3.5L, f/11, 1/200 Sec. Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Nebraska
  • Photo Friday: Lily of the Evening

    Derrald
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    Lily of the Evening In the late 19th century and early 20th century Teddy Roosevelt would ride all over the badlands of North Dakota. These lilies would catch his eye and enamored with their beauty he would write about them in his diary. Elegant and bursting with color, they dot the prairie growing on hillsides and plateaus throughout the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. On a warm evening with no breeze, I spent some time photographing these wild lilies, capturing the light filter through the petals as the sun hovered low on the horizon. I imagined how it must have been during…
  • Photo Friday: Stone and Light

    Derrald
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stone and Light A couple of weeks ago I took the family to Branched Oak Lake to camp. It was the first time outside of the backyard that my kids had ever been tent camping. We relaxed, made a fire, and of course, I brought my camera. Besides the images of the family, I did manage to sneak away to do a bit of work on the shore of Branched Oak Lake. My oldest daughter had found this rock earlier in the day on a hike and wanted me to photograph it – she loved the green moss growing on the sides and how it was by itself out in the water a bit. I always enjoy having my daughters with me when…
  • Field Review of the Canon 70D

    Derrald
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    For the photography enthusiasts that follow my blog, I’d like to let you know that I’ve recently posted my field review of the Canon 70D. I purchased the 70D about 8 months ago and I wanted to provide some feedback to those that might be interested in purchasing it for wildlife, nature, or scenic photography. The article can be found at this link: In the Field with the Canon 70D.
  • Photo Friday: Capturing the Sunlight

    Derrald
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Capturing the Sunlight This summer in North and South Dakota large amounts of rain contributed to wildflowers bursting forth from everywhere. These particularly delicate Mariposa Lilies were no exception. I found these flowers growing in fields and hillsides during my recent trip. During the early afternoon this lily caught my attention as it was perfectly positioned to capture the sunlight in it’s petals causing it to glow like a white and pastel light bulb upon the North Dakota prairie. As the wind was still that day, I was able to spend some time getting just the right composition to…
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    Commercial and Editorial Photography

  • Chef Chen Lanshu for the Wall Street Journal

    Craig Ferguson
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Chen Lanshu, owner and head chef at Le Mout restaurant was recently named Asia’s top female chef. It’s been a long time between blogs. As I posted last time, I’ve been out of action with some broken bones and the associated recovery time. Well, almost out of action, because I did head down to central Taiwan on assignment for the Wall Street Journal to photograph chef Chen Lanshu. Chef Chen, who trained in France at Le Cordon Bleu and worked at Thomas Keller’s the French Laundry in California (described by Anthony Bourdain as the best restaurant in the world), was…
  • Out Of Action

    Craig Ferguson
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I find myself out of action for a while due to a badly broken left wrist that required surgery, and a cracked right one that didn’t. Ironically I injured them while working out – isn’t exercise meant to be good for you? Professionally it’s meant I’ve had to cancel assignments for Forbes, Getty and Live Nation, as well as postpone a few personal shoots. Out of action indeed. Probably won’t be doing any more blogging until I can type a little easier. UPDATE (Sept 3) : Recovery is going well, and I was back shooting last week with an assignment for the Wall St…
  • Road Testing A New Workshop

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

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

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

  • Winners of EPSON International Pano Awards 2014 announced

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Winning entries in this year's EPSON International Pano Awards were announced overnight with the overall winner of the competition being Dennis Ramos from the USA.
  • New dates added to Fine Art Printing Workshops

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Due to sell-out bookings, Kayell Australia has added extra dates to its one-day Fine Art printing Workshops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
  • BenVista releases PhotoZoom Pro 6

    22 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Netherlands-based developer BenVista has released a new photo resizing application, PhotoZoom Pro 6, which is usable as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for editing programs like Photoshop.
  • Sigma announces new lenses

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Sigma's announcements at Photokina this week included two versions of a 150-600mm lens for cameras with 36 x 24 mm sensors, two new teleconverter lenses plus release dates for several previously-announced products.
  • Leica's Photokina Announcements

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:18 pm
    Leica Camera has unveiled new additions to its S-System, M-System and digicam lines, along with a some new system lenses.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • BenQ PG2401PT Monitor

    21 Sep 2014 | 11:40 pm
    An attractive 24-inch monitor that can display 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space and includes all the necessary features for calibration and profiling.
  • Sigma DP2 Quattro

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Sigma's revised compact camera features a total body re-design plus a new APS-C-sized Foveon sensor with 30% higher resolution plus a matching 30mm f/2.8 lens.
  • FIRST LOOK: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    The long-awaited update to Canon's EOS 7D DSLR features Dual DIGIC 6 processors and faster, more accurate autofocusing plus continuous shooting at up to 10 frames/second.
  • FIRST LOOK: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    The second lens in the Olympus PRO lens category covers popular focal lengths for shooting sports and wildlife.
  • Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    The latest addition to Sigma's Art series is a professional-quality, 50mm f/1.4 prime lens with mounts for 'full frame' DSLRs from Canon, Nikon and Sigma.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photokina 2014

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    I’ve been in Cologne, Germany for the past 4 days attending the Photokina Trade Fair, the largest of its kind in the world. I’m a guest artist with Canson Infinity, and I’m really honored once again to have my prints on display in their large beautiful booth. The convention takes place over 6 days, and is spread over 8 separate halls (or buildings) so it’s a huge event to say the least. There’s no way I’ll have enough time to see everything, so during short breaks I try and visit some of the vendors I’m familiar with. I spend most of my time in the…
  • Hudson River School Photo Workshop Report

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    12 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    We had a great first run of the Hudson River School photo workshop this week, and the weather truly cooperated with great light, dramatic clouds, and constantly changing conditions. I much prefer unpredictable weather over stable forecasts, especially on workshops even if it means there’s more risk of rain. It teaches students so much more about awareness of light, working in changing conditions, and dispels the myth that the only great light is at sunrise or sunset. I see so many photographers leave a location after the so called “golden light” time frame, and miss out on great…
  • Photo Journal: Hunter Beach, Acadia National Park

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
      Olympus E-M1, 1 sec @f/11, ISO 200, 24mm, 6 stop ND During our stay in Acadia National Park last weekmy family and I visited this beach one foggy morning,  I had no real expectations of capturing anything special, we were just there enjoying nature and this special place. In fact, at the parking area it was rather clear and sunny, and I almost left my backpack behind, but thought “better safe than sorry.”But as we hiked further along the half mile trail, a thick fog slowly started to permeate the forest. By the time we reached the rocky beach, we could hear the waves…
  • September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    The September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the Quoddy Head, Maine. 1920 x 1200 1920 x 1080 1680 x 1050 1280 x 800 Instructions: First determine your screen size. Your Current Resolution Is: Then click on the link for the correct size. When the image opens in a new browser window, right click on the image and select “Set as Wallpaper” (on a Mac, select “Use Image as Desktop Picture”). The post September 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
  • Fog at Upper Hadlock Pond, Acadia NP

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Canon 1DS Mk III, f/8 @1/250th sec, ISO 200, 73mm (70-200L f/2.8 IS), circular polarizer The post Fog at Upper Hadlock Pond, Acadia NP appeared first on Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography.
 
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    SaxePhoto Blog

  • Lonely Woman

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

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

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

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

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

  • Weekly Street Photos #16

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    This week's theme: STREET SALESMEN I have always been amused at the wide variety of products I find being sold on the streets of Metro-Manila. Aside from the usual vendors that offer refreshments and snacks to motorists, there are enterprising salesmen that peddle guitars, used clothing, toys and a variety of goods (bonsai trees, house-ware, car-care products, etc.) you will only find in
  • 8th Generation - IPhone 6 & 6 Plus

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
      The new IPhone 6 and 6 plus   It has become a tradition of this blog to review IPhones as they come out. If you look to the right-hand column of this page, you can still see the ancient IPhone icon I still use to display my commercial portfolio. I have been an IPhone user since version one and have upgraded almost from one generation to the next with the exception of the last two versions
  • Weekly Street Photos #15

    13 Sep 2014 | 6:46 pm
    This week's theme: COPS I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the police this week-- in honor  of the recent headlines about police officers criminally hijacking a civilian van in broad daylight in the middle of EDSA (Manila's central thoroughfare) for several million pesos; and in gratitude for losing my driver's license after an officer of the law booked me yesterday for an
  • Weekly Street Photos #14

    4 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    This week's theme: URBAN POVERTY (Click on Photos for better viewing) "City Beds"   "Spare Change"   "Rhogelio's Uphill Battle" --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
  • Being Sensible About Street Photography

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My daily weapon of choice: Fuji XE-1 with the 27mm pancake lens   I am skipping the 13th week installment of my "Weekly Street Photos" to write an essay about my own personal beliefs on the practice of "Street Photography" in general.    I am avoiding no. 13, because it seems to be a general practice the world over (even my apartment building ridiculously omits listing a 13th floor on the
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • 6th Foundation of Photography Workshop

    Krishna Mohan
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    Mangalore Photography Club Proudly Presents Sixth Foundation of Photography Workshop This Foundation of Photography Workshop is meant for beginners as well as advanced amateurs to introduce as well... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Kissing Ants

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    Ever the opportunistic photophile, I perchanced upon these foraging major workers of the common weaver ant, Oecophylla smaragdina, locked together in a deep kiss, though even if it does seem like the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dark Blue Tiger Butterfly

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    I dreamt; and in my dream I was a butterfly. I woke; or is it simply That, weary of the sky, Some butterfly is sleeping And dreams that it is I? – Zhuangzi (369-286 BC) Butterflies are among... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Creating Photo Borders Using ImageMagick

    Krishna Mohan
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Many of our readers have made several polite inquires concerning the border utilized on my photographs. If you enlarge any of the images used on my blog, you will notice a dainty white bordering to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Birthday Photography or A Brief History of the art of painting with light…

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

  • Photokina 2014

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
    LX-100This is the camera that looks most interesting at Photokina this year, it is a well specked compact camera, a 4/3rds sensor with a fixed 24-75 mm(equivalent) f/1.7 to f/2.8 lens. Could very well be the first 4/3rds camera I get to test, well 2nd after the GM1, anyway it should be a great little camera.Not cheap at around $900 but probably well worth it, we'll see what the gang at DPreview have to say, I look forward to it. 4K video is pretty cool too, I want that in my next camera.More here at the phoblographerPanasonic here RossImages In Light
  • New from Canon, 7D Mk II and Power Shot G7X

    Ross Murphy
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    EOS 7D Mk IIAt DPreviewPower Shot G7XAt DPreviewRossImages In Light
  • Architectural Perspective

    Ross Murphy
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:11 pm
     Larger Image Larger Image Its not always necessary to include the entire subject in your photo, sometimes an image takes on a life of its own when you don't include the expected.  I enjoy the ability to shoot both Seattle and San Francisco these days,  and its given me a new vision of city scenes. Finding the individual subject and the abstract meaning in those subjects.Larger ImageRossImages In Light
  • City View

    Ross Murphy
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 70mm, f/10, 20 sec. Larger ImageThe Bay Bridge and San Francisco viewed from Treasure Island, probably one of the best, but also most obscure locations to view the city. Up off the beach on a crumbling hillside, on Treasure Island, not a very safe place to be putting a tripod down, especially after it gets dark and you need to traverse the hill with a headlamp.RossImages In Light
  • San Francisco Details

    Ross Murphy
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Larger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IILarger Image5D MK III, EF 24-70 f2.8L IIRossImages In Light
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • This $19K Leica Has No Screen, But the Separate $11K Lens Is Legendary

    Tim Moynihan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Leica M Edition 60 has pretty much everything you’d expect in a $19,000 camera. A 24-megapixel full-frame sensor? Check. A 35mm/F1.4 kit lens? Check. A limited run of 600 units so you can feel more special when you buy one? Check. A big, sharp LCD viewfinder? Che… Nope. This crazy-expensive camera doesn’t have an LCD viewfinder. The post This $19K Leica Has No Screen, But the Separate $11K Lens Is Legendary appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity’s Environmental Destruction

    Doug Bierend
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    At first glance, photojournalist Colin Finlay’s aerial photos appear to be beautiful landscapes. Read their captions, though, and it becomes clear many of the scenes he captures are quite ugly, depicting environments scarred by industry and climate change. The post Sublime Yet Troubling Aerial Photos of Humanity’s Environmental Destruction appeared first on WIRED.
  • Canon’s New PowerShot Could Be Its Best Compact Camera Yet

    Tim Moynihan
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    Canon's new G7X is likely to be the best pocket camera the company has ever produced. The post Canon’s New PowerShot Could Be Its Best Compact Camera Yet appeared first on WIRED.
  • Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa’s Last Elephants

    Nick Stockton
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Kate Brooks' aerial photos show the beauty of Africa's elephants, and the catastrophic extinction they face at the hands of poachers. The post Close-Up Aerial Photos of Africa’s Last Elephants appeared first on WIRED.
  • These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits

    Jakob Schiller
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    On the beaches of Miami or Rio, it's all about showing skin. But on a beach outside Qingdao, China, it’s all about covering up, even if it means looking like a lucha libre star. Swimmers there have become famous, even fashionable, for the funky “facekinis” worn over their heads to complement the colorful swimsuits they wear for protection against the sun and giant jellyfish. The post These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    Ashish's Photos

  • A Kashmiri merchant selling artificial jewelry from his shikara in the Dal Lake

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

    ashish
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    A houseboat and its steps and with muck below the boat (More photos) Houseboats are one of the prime tourist attractions in the Dal Lake in Srinagar. These are wonderfully made, and with great interior decoration. Living here can be very luxurious, depending on the houseboat that has been selected. But, contrary to the expectation of some people, these boats don’t move, they are firmly anchored in place with ropes and metal wires; the only movement being some amount of movement due to waves in the water. Since the boats don’t move, the water below and near them also tends to be…
  • Kashmiri Lady rowing a small boat from the shore of the Dal Lake

    ashish
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:17 am
    Old Kashmiri lady rowing a boat in the Dal Lake in Srinagar (More photos / Prints) A Kashmiri lady rowing a boat in the Dal Lake, close to the shore of the lake. For the people who live on the lake, moving from place to place on the lake on a boat is second nature. In the background is the Boulevard Road, the road that runs next to the lake and has a number of hotels and restaurants on this road. This is one of the most important roads for tourists in the city. There are boats lining the shore of the lake. As you can see, the surface of the lake is many feet below the road level, and in the…
  • Multiple families relaxing in multiple Shikaras in the Dal Lake in Srinagar

    ashish
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Multiple families relaxing in multiple Shikaras in the Dal Lake in Srinagar (More photos / Prints) Tourists come to Srinagar to relax and enjoy the natural beauty. One of the major attractions in the city is the Dal lake, a small lake that is practically the tourist center of the city. Relaxing in a Shikara ride is an essential part of that experience; the tranquil feeling of relaxing in a slow moving decorated boat on a lake, moving among houseboats as well as more open sections of the lake enable one to forget all about tensions and worries and just relax in the moment. Here, one can see…
  • Shining shoes and the shed housing the Shikara Owners association on shore of Dal Lake

    ashish
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Shining shoes and the shed housing the Shikara Owners association on shore of Dal Lake (More photos) The shore of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This is the Boulevard road in Srinagar, along the shore of the lake. There are a large number of hotels and restaurants on this road, and is a very important road for the economy of Srinagar. Directly in the photo is a man doing shoe-shining as his profession, and given the number of people passing by this road, it can be a good business. In the background is the tranquil lake with shikaras and houseboats and mountains…
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    Tourist Photos | Tourist Photo | Travel Photo | Photos From Different places | Tourist Photos

  • Low mountains and hills in the Scottish Highlands, with their scrub

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

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

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

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Eilean Donan Castle is a very beautiful castle, located on the shore of Loch Duich. It is actually located on an island, named Eilean Donan, which is located very close to the shore. The castle was part of many protests and fighting over the years, and was finally destroyed many centuries back to prevents its use in rebellions. It was only in the first half of the 20th century that the castle was restored back to the condition in which it is seen today and a bridge was constructed to connect the island to the mainland, and over the years, the castle became a tourist highlight. Right now,…
  • Visitors at 2 different castles in Scotland

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    The castles in Scotland have a great infrastructure in terms of visitors entry, facilities for visitors, ticketed entry, and so on. There are provisions for food and drink, well maintained outdoors (even though the actual castle building may be in ruins). The overall effect can be very beautiful. Some of the most famous castles in Scotland are Edinburgh and Stirling Castle, but there are other castles that also attract a large number of visitors, also because of their setting. A couple of such castles are the Eilean Donan Castle and the Urquhart Castle, both on the shores of Lochs and with an…
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
  • No Fear SEO

    Allen Murabayashi
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The concept and practice of Search Engine Optimization has been around for years, but for many of us, SEO continues to evoke thoughts of black magic. This is in part, I believe, because we don’t first understand the problem and how it affects our businesses. But have no fear! I will be talking about SEO with Agency Access’ Amanda Sosa Stone and Go-SEO’s Blake Discher tomorrow, September 23, 2014, on a free webinar. You can register here. The Problem The best way to understand the power of SEO is by thinking how you use search engines. Maybe you’ve recently search for a…
  • Danny Clinch’s new book & Flickr’s 20 Under 20 – #ILovePhoto Ep. 33

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Download the podcast This week: Iranian photography Newsha Tavakolian tells rich patron Edouard Carmignac to take back his 50,000 euro prize to protect her artistic integrity, Flickr announces its inaugural 20 under 20 list, and a $19,500 Leica with no screen??!? Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:30 Luminance Talks at Photoville 2:00 Newsha Tavakolian returns 50,000 euro prize to maintain artistic vision 4:58 Ashley Gilbertson takes photos of a video game 8:05 Ashley Gilbertson’s fallen soldier’s bedrooms 10:32 The Washington Post…
  • Not good at social media? These 4 tips will work on every platform

    Deborah Block
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Over 1 billion people use Facebook. Twitter has over 600 million active registered users. Instagram has over 200 million active monthly users, and LinkedIn comes in at 300 million. One could argue that social media is in fact the glue that creates highly sticky user interaction on the web. Companies are amassing millions of users online with the ability to broadcast messages more frequently and more inexpensively than ever before. Celebrities are communicating with fans; news outlets are breaking stories, and photographers are finding that they can enter the social conversation by simply…
  • Students! We Want to Feature Your Work in Selects – Submit Here

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Calling all photography students! It’s the start of the fall semester and we know you’re hitting your nose to the grindstone, which is why we want to highlight your hard work in the Sept. 26th Selectsemail. Selects is an opt-in, bi-weekly email showcasing awesome imagery from some of PhotoShelter’s most talented members. For this special edition we’ll be featuring work from those in school honing their craft, and emerging onto the photo scene. We’re excited to announce that our special guest curator, who will be choosing the featured images, is APA LA’s…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • A Bigger Story

    David
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Dusk. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 2014 Do you know why Apple succeeds the way it does? OK, aside from sexy products? They tap into something bigger than technology. Sure, they’re a technology company, and you either love them or hate them, but they aren’t selling phones or computers. They’re selling a narrative. They’re selling Think Different. Creative freedom. Apple is not alone in this. The best companies – the ones with the most loyal followings – sell a bigger idea and connect what they do to that idea. The other day I opened a discussion about…
  • Waiting, in Newfoundland.

    David
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    I get nervous when things come too easily, which, as it turns out, is not remotely the case on this trip. Sadly, I also get nervous when things are tough and there are no guarantees that my work is going anywhere. That’s the tension I’ve been living in on this trip across Canada, now into its 6th week. I’ve been posting images of the trip on Instagram and here on the blog, but not the work I’ve been chipping away at, which has been misunderstood by at least one reader already who wrote to tell me my work sucked and he was close to unfollowing me. Funny how you can get anything online;…
  • Photographers and Money. We Should Talk.

    David
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    One day I want to sit down with my readers, somehow, and have an honest conversation about money, and how we make it and manage it as creatives. I don’t know how it’ll happen – it’s hard enough having honest conversations about things that aren’t so surrounded by fear and shame and a general, “I don’t want to talk about it” feeling. Which is odd, frankly, as it’s one of those subjects that, if spoken about freely, could help so many people. The desire for that conversation is why I wrote VisionMongers, and most recently How to Feed a Starving Artist. It’s also why I…
  • Be Your Own Patron

    David
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Remember those days of old when creative people did what they did because some guy with money paid them to do it, all for the privilege of calling themselves a patron? Well those days are over. Unless you get smart – and creative – with your money and become your own patron, in which case the time has never been better. Like many creative people, I’ve had a difficult relationship with money, learning my lessons the hard way. But since I left college 20 years ago I’ve made my living entirely from my creativity, gone bankrupt, and started all over again. In the last 5 years…
  • Postcards from Fogo Island

    David
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    If you’ve been following my Instagram feed, you’ll have seen these, for which I apologize. We’re staying for a couple nights at the Fogo Island Inn, a place of astonishing beauty and hospitality – both the Inn and the island itself, on which we keep extending our stay. It’s an inspiring place for a number of reasons, not the least being the gift this Inn has been to the island itself. For me it is also a place for my muse to dig in, surrounded by rocks and waves and early mornings driving around the little island with my cup of coffee and my camera. Yesterday I…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
  • No Fear SEO

    Allen Murabayashi
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The concept and practice of Search Engine Optimization has been around for years, but for many of us, SEO continues to evoke thoughts of black magic. This is in part, I believe, because we don’t first understand the problem and how it affects our businesses. But have no fear! I will be talking about SEO with Agency Access’ Amanda Sosa Stone and Go-SEO’s Blake Discher tomorrow, September 23, 2014, on a free webinar. You can register here. The Problem The best way to understand the power of SEO is by thinking how you use search engines. Maybe you’ve recently search for a…
  • Danny Clinch’s new book & Flickr’s 20 Under 20 – #ILovePhoto Ep. 33

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Download the podcast This week: Iranian photography Newsha Tavakolian tells rich patron Edouard Carmignac to take back his 50,000 euro prize to protect her artistic integrity, Flickr announces its inaugural 20 under 20 list, and a $19,500 Leica with no screen??!? Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:30 Luminance Talks at Photoville 2:00 Newsha Tavakolian returns 50,000 euro prize to maintain artistic vision 4:58 Ashley Gilbertson takes photos of a video game 8:05 Ashley Gilbertson’s fallen soldier’s bedrooms 10:32 The Washington Post…
  • Not good at social media? These 4 tips will work on every platform

    Deborah Block
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Over 1 billion people use Facebook. Twitter has over 600 million active registered users. Instagram has over 200 million active monthly users, and LinkedIn comes in at 300 million. One could argue that social media is in fact the glue that creates highly sticky user interaction on the web. Companies are amassing millions of users online with the ability to broadcast messages more frequently and more inexpensively than ever before. Celebrities are communicating with fans; news outlets are breaking stories, and photographers are finding that they can enter the social conversation by simply…
  • Students! We Want to Feature Your Work in Selects – Submit Here

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Calling all photography students! It’s the start of the fall semester and we know you’re hitting your nose to the grindstone, which is why we want to highlight your hard work in the Sept. 26th Selectsemail. Selects is an opt-in, bi-weekly email showcasing awesome imagery from some of PhotoShelter’s most talented members. For this special edition we’ll be featuring work from those in school honing their craft, and emerging onto the photo scene. We’re excited to announce that our special guest curator, who will be choosing the featured images, is APA LA’s…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:25 pm
    While the Copyright Office continues to develop its strategy for modernizing and improving recordation services via a comprehensive reengineering, the Office has recognized that there could be immediate benefits if certain process changes were made in the interim. To this end, the Office is adopting a final rule that encourages remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit to the Office; allows remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; allows remitters to submit corrections to those title lists using a new correction procedure; and provides remitters with…
  • Take Action Now – Artist Rights Are Human Rights

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
      In March 2015, Ms. Farida Shaheed, the United Nations Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights, will be submitting a report to the Human Rights Council that will focus on the impact intellectual property has on the arts. Presently, Ms. Shaheed recognizes the importance of compensating artists, but she also supports limitations and exceptions that may undermine artists’ rights.   We have the unique opportunity to share our thoughts with Ms. Shaheed. We would like to convey that strong international copyright protection for creative works is needed so that artists and…
  • U.S. Copyright Office Announcement Regarding Release of a Draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition

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

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

  • Mine’s in Route … Yours?

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • “The Print”

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    It’s been a week since the premier of our film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them and one question keeps flying in (sorry, bad pun, had to use it). During the broadcast Scott brought up the one thing I think so important for photographers to do wanting to get into aviation photographers, prints. I’ve had an outpouring of folks asking basically, “Really?” The answer is so brief but it conveys so much. I guess we should have defined “The Print” better but then, it’s the pinnacle of the whole photographic endeavor. Printing, sadly, is often resigned to…
  • Atlanta Warbird Weekend

    Moose
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aviation fans … a great event is coming up in ten days. The Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a great event with great planes and great folks! It’s hosted by the Dixie Wing CAF, a name which might seem familiar to you because our spread on them was just published in FlyPast and we held the Spring Photoshop World Precon at their hangar. It’s also special because one of my favorite planes, the B-17G “Sentimental Journey” will be there. If you want a great time (entrance and parking is free) and some great photo opps (it’s a gorgeous field to shoot at), be sure to…
  • Think Tank Prod Mngr 40

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think Tank at Photokina yesterday announced their new, monster of a case, the Production Manager 40. Now you might think it looks familiar, that’s because I use the Logistic Manager 30 for my Profoto B1 lighting gear. As can see in the photo above, the Production Mngr 40 holds 4 Profoto B1 units where the Logistics Mngr 30 holds 2. That gives you some sense of how big it is. So, you can carry your gear or ship your assistant around in this case with the utmost protection assured!
  • Wanna Make Money from Your Images?

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Upcoming Issue for iPad & Android! Volume 17.3 Features: B News: The Business of Photography YOU can make it in the business of photography! I know you can, I have proof from those who I’ve helped as they succeeded. As you might imagine, just like anything photographic, there is lots of bad information out there about how to succeed and we’re going to correct that. In this issue of the BT Journal, I’m going to lay it all out, step by step so you can get paid for your passion. I’m going to kill myths and spell out the common sense in a way that you can adapt it to YOUR photography…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Client Profile: Willoughby Ansell

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

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
      For any woman expecting a baby there really is no better way of treasuring this special time than with a wonderful maternity photo shoot. It was a real privilege to take Livvy’s maternity pictures with her fourth baby on the way, especially as we were Livvy’s wedding photographers a decade ago! We think Livvy looks amazing and we hope every time Livvy looks at her maternity pictures all the happy memories of anticipation and excitement waiting to meet her new baby come flooding back.       At SF Digital we make sure every pregnancy photography session is relaxed…
  • Family Portrait Photography

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

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

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

  • DPE Podcast 09.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about Long exposures and time-lapse, and we have an interview with John Paul Caponigro

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

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

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

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

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

  • A Morning at the Taung Tho Market | Myanmar

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

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

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:17 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have a confession to make: I used to be a pixel peeper. There was a time when I’d spent hours zooming in and inspecting photos at 1:1 or even 300 percent. I was looking for a technically perfect photo. Back then, most of the work I was shooting was aimed at micro stock outlets. At most of them, the inspectors and image editors were not easy to get around. Noise, camera shake, out of focus, chromatic aberration, white balance, basically any issues would end up in an image rejection. That actually helped me. I learned the…
  • How to Fix Chromatic Aberration in Lightroom 5

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Chromatic aberration is a phenomenon caused by distortion of the lens. Basically, it is a failure of the lens to focus all the colors to the same convergence point. The effect can be generally seen in dark edges adjacent to bright areas of an image; it looks like an out-of-focus ghost of magenta or purple color. In photography this is also called “purple fringing”. The quality of the optic plays an important role here, as not all lenses will produce the same effect. This problem tends to manifest much more in zoom lenses with…
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    The Discerning Photographer

  • New photo show coming in October!

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

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

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

    DiscerningPhotog
    29 Dec 2013 | 8:30 am
    Do you know how to effectively control White Balance on your DSLR camera? Accurately recording color temperature during exposure is a critical skill thall all photographers should learn. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Your DSLR camera is probably set for Auto White Balance, or AWB, and that’s fine up to a point. The key to Auto White Balance is understanding what’s it’s doing and how it’s doing it; from there, an understanding of white balance and how to control it will definitely make you a better photographer. WHAT IS WHITE BALANCE? An illustrated Kelvin scale of relative…
  • Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

    DiscerningPhotog
    24 Dec 2013 | 7:39 am
    Fallow land and meter box, Pass Christian, Mississippi. (Copyright 2013 / Andrew Boyd) Another fruitful morning of shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The striking thing about this area is how omnipresent Hurricane Katrina still is, over 8 years after that massive and devastating storm flooded and blew its way through this fragile coastline. There are pockets that look recovered but vast sections of that shoreline that still look quite devastated, the live oaks and open fields marking the spots where homes used to stand. Katrina memories…
 
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    FOTOdigital, less gear more fun

  • 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...
  • The Last Bees of Summer

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    The image of a bee on a thistle is one of my last photos of bees this Summer and I use it as a note to remember readers that bee populations are declining. Maybe it is time to look at bees in a different way, because some say that if bees go, Humankind will not last more than four years. Through FOTOdigital magazine we can help bees! And ourselves!
  • Ask the Pros... Suggests Think Tank Photo

    31 Aug 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Some weeks ago I received an invitation from Think Tank Photo: to answer a few questions about photography. I agreed without knowing exactly what they would do with the answers. Well, they're part of a new series on Think Tank Photo website: Ask The Pros!
  • Want Better Photos? Get Topaz Adjust for $24.99

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

  • Understanding the Impact of Megapixels, Pixel Dimension

    Diana Topan
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:07 am
    Understanding the Impact of Megapixels, Pixel Dimensions, and Resolution on Print Size Photographers sometimes struggle with how to determine the ideal print size or preferred print dimensions depending upon the resolution and pixel dimensions of the camera or device (smart phone or tablet) used to shoot their photo.Fortunately, there is a way to answer these questions yourself. You simply need to understand the connection between the image in its digital form and in its printed form. To start, it is helpful to understand the image, itself. Using image manipulation software, such as…
  • Remembering Kevin Carter and the photo that made the world weep

    Diana Topan
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:18 am
    Kevin Carter's Pulitzer Prize-winning photographSeptember 13, 2014 /Photography News/ Born 54 years ago, on 13 September 1960 (d. 27 July 1994), Kevin Carter was an award-winning South African photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club. He was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for his photograph depicting the 1993 famine in Sudan. Following the winning of the Pulitzer Prize he committed suicide at the age of 33. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding center when a hooded vulture landed nearby. Carter…
  • Ozone Zone International Photo Salon - Competition 2014

    Diana Topan
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:21 am
    September 8, 2014 /Photography News/ Promoting The Beauty of Our World and Positive Changes. Annual photo salon supporting Artists' Bill of Rights, and under FIAP patronage. 2014 Themes: COLOURMONOCHROME HAPPINESS (special theme)This photography competition's goal is to promote fine, artistic photography with a positive message to the world. A good deed or act of kindness captured on a photo, a social change for better, a beautiful element of nature, a deeply moving portrait or a special moment in life, a pristine wildlife scene, or a conceptual art image created in studio,…
  • PBS documentary looks at the life of iconic photographer Dorothea Lange

    Diana Topan
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    “I challenged myself I would go down there just to see if I could grab a hunk of lightning.” - Dorothea LangeAugust 29, 2014 /Photography News/ Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange is the subject of a new documentary  - Dorthea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning - that will premiere August 29 at 9-11 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS.The personal documentary directed by Lange's granddaughter Dyanna Taylor uses family journals, photos and film footage, interviews and vérité sequences of Lange at her Bay Area home studio, circa 1962-1965, to convey a full picture of the photographer and her…
  • TED Talk: Photographer documents everyday objects exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War

    Diana Topan
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    August 23, 2014 /Photography News/ Ziyah Gafić photographs everyday objects—watches, shoes, glasses. But these images are deceptively simple; the items in them were exhumed from the mass graves of the Bosnian War. Gafić, a TED Fellow and Sarajevo native, has photographed every item from these graves in order to create a living archive of the identities of those lost. Amazon.com Widgets
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Red Bull Air Races - Texas Motor Speedway

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

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

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

    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 pm
       Newburyport, MA is located near the mouth of the Merrimack River which feeds the Atlantic Ocean. A true gem of a Yankee town, deep in typical New England coastal sailing and fishing history.   The center of town has become tourist attraction of many private boutique retail shops. One of the most notable traits of each shop is it's custom signage which hangs outside their door. That they hang in similar fashion may be the only common trait they share, otherwise they are as unique as the business themselves.   Here are a few of what you'll find hanging…
  • Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals

    15 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    If you like cars from the past that have been meticulously restored, here are few that were on display. Texas Motor Speedway hosted the Goodguys 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals this weekend.Here is a link to more photos...   http://bit.ly/1lEGMtl
 
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    Black Star Rising

  • 3 Steps to Using Google Analytics To Help You Get More Photography Clients

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

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

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

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

    Kathy DalPra
    20 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Good old fashioned relationship marketing still works. I love the Internet for growing a business, but it doesn’t eliminate the power of local promotion. For instance, when I was pregnant with my daughter I started seeing a new chiropractor for the sudden back pain my big belly was bringing on. One of the things I loved about her practice was the modern, zen decor that put me at ease and especially the gorgeous lifestyle canvas prints hanging everywhere. One day when I was waiting for an adjustment and staring at the photography, I realized that one of the photos was my chiropractor…
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  • ON THE COUCH – ep 19, part 2 – Philip Bloom, George Olver (Movidiam), Ryan Burke (Røde Microphones)

    Nino Leitner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
    To see part 1 of episode 19, click here. This is the second out of 4 parts of episode 19 of ON THE COUCH, with Philip Bloom, George Olver (Movidiam.com) and Ryan Burke (Røde Microphones) as guests. In this second part of the episode, we talk in detail about the new filmmaking platform Movidiam, which aims to become a comprehensive collaborative platform for filmmakers – a way to look for skilled crew, have a comprehensive portfolio, build all the preproduction and production tasks for a shoot and more. There are many online tools that help with production workflow, but most of them are…
  • Samsung NX1 Video Features Explained: Clean HDMI Output & 4K H.265

    Sebastian Wöber
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    A few days ago Samsung announced their first video shooting large sensor camera. The Samsung NX1 can shoot 4K on an APS-C sized sensor. Furthermore the camera is the first to make use of the new H.265 codec. What’s remarkable about this camera is not just its price point ($1,499 at B&H) but Samsung’s decision to move with a 4K Super35 sensor (APS-C) into the HVEC H.265 codec space. The new codec succeeds the very common H.264 codec and is capable of providing ProRes quality at 1% of the file size (5Mbit bitrate for 500Mbit video quality). Samsung NX1 product manager Mr. Sung Lae Park…
  • The Arri ALEXA 65 – 6K and a Giant 65mm Sensor

    Sebastian Wöber
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Everybody was wondering when Arri would jump into the 4K camera race. Today we were surprised with the announcement of their new 6K camera, the ALEXA 65 that uses a giant 65mm sensor. The camera’s sensor is a new sensor developed by Arri that is slightly larger than a 65mm 5-perf film frame. Some sites claim that the sensor is comprised of three Alexa sensors that are arranged vertically and seamlessly stitched together. To cover the large sensor Arri is introducing a new line of lenses based on Hasselblad medium format stills lenses. This is all very intriguing news. We will let you…
  • The LYTRO ILLUM and the Future Possibilities of Lytro Video

    Sebastian Wöber
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    The Lytro Illum is the long anticipated camera that brings light-field technology to a professional level. Light field technology allows you to precisely choose your desired focus point in post production so there’s no need to focus on your lens. Sam Tellman also talked to us about the possibilities of Lytro video in the future. If you’re interested in the science behind lightfield technology check out this article we wrote a few years back when Lytro was first introduced. The amazing thing about the Lytro Illum is that this camera is no more a toy, but now gives you full creative…
  • Fotodiox Edgelight – Lightweight Circular LED Softbox from the future

    Sebastian Wöber
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:22 am
    Fotodiox is famous for their practical lens mounting adapters like the Sony to EOS with built-in vari-ND. This year at Photokina they present one of the most intriguing lighting solutions I’ve seen so far: A circular, flat, lightweight LED with a smooth surface. These lights looked really impressive. While their output was not as strong as many other LED’s that are currently on the market, they had some unique attributes: They are surprisingly thin (less than half a centimeter in thickness), they are lightweight and they provide a smooth lighting surface (no annoying LED dots…
 
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    Exposure Photo Works

  • The Windmill | Mechanicsville, VA

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

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

    tim
    25 May 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Categories: Galleries Works of LifeTags: advertisingavoidbigbillboardblackblack and white photographyblurredbroadwaybusycitydowntownfine art photographygirllightsmanhattanmetropolismotionneonNew YorknynyconewayphotographyrunrunawayrunningrushsignsignsstreetTimes SquareurbanwomanSometimes we avoid the signs even though their meanings are clear as day.(Read more...)
  • 5 Things I learned about Fine Art Photography from my Dog

    tim
    4 May 2014 | 5:38 am
    Categories: Blog Tips and MoreTags: Creative Processcreativityphotographic lifephotographytipsTwo things in life I love are photography and dogs. While photography satisfies my creative itch, my dogs remind me that there are other things in life then photography. But alas even when enjoying time with my dogs I think about photography. Here are 5 things I've learned from my dogs that help me in my photographic life.(Read more...)
  • Samantha Church

    tim
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Categories: BlogTags: artistartohotoartphoto_bwb&wblackandwhiteblackandwhitphotographybnwhisperersbwlifebwloversexposurephotoworksfineartphotographyfineart_photobwinstagraminsta_bwiphoneographymusicianphlogphotoartsamanthachurchJust saw Samantha Church @ the Jackson St Blue line stop in Chicago IL. Awesome artist check her out....https://www.facebook.com/samanthachurchmusic #samanthachurch • #musician • #artist • #blackandwhitphotography • #fineart_photobw • #fineartphotography • #blackandwhite • #bw • #photoart • #artohoto #artphoto_bw • #bwlife • #bwlovers •…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Ann + Miles | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Zach... The post Ann + Miles | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Juliette + Nick | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Gina’s... The post Juliette + Nick | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Brianne + Austin | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Gina’s... The post Brianne + Austin | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kiki + Marcus | Engaged

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

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

  • To The Ends of the Earth

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    About a month ago, Canon Australia posted a short film titled “To The Ends of the Earth”, where adventure photographer and Canon Master Krystle Wright is shown taking pictures of rock climbers and divers in different conditions. I decided to share this video with our readers, because I found it to be beautiful and inspirational. I loved Krystle’s opening line “my biggest fear is regret”, because that’s exactly how I feel about many things in my life. Krystal lives and breathes photography and you can feel her deep connection with the craft in every second…
  • Nikon 200-400mm With and Without Filters

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    The Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G VR is a very versatile and sharp lens and those that own it or previously used it know that is a great choice for close action photography, such as photographing bears in Alaska. I recently saw a comment by a photographer, who claimed that the lens gets even sharper if its front protective filter is removed. Both the Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G VR and its newer VR II version have a removable front protective element, as well as a 52mm drop-in filter that most other super telephoto lenses have. While I was testing my 200-400mm f/4G VR in my Imatest lab, I decided to compare…
  • The Nikon D810 Visits Jackson & Yellowstone National Park

    Bob Vishneski
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    This summer’s adventure brought us to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. We almost went back to Banff National Park for the third year in a row, but wildlife and landscape photos from 500px and flickr, as well as conversations with fellow travelers, convinced us that it might be worthwhile to explore the beautiful state of Wyoming. We were also aware that some of Hollywood’s western classic films, such as “Shane” and “Spencer’s Mountain,” had been filmed in the area. By April, we decided to make plans for our August adventure.Grand Tetons1) Pre-Trip PreparationsAs…
  • Nikon DSLR Buffer Capacity Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Instead of creating separate articles that show buffer capacity of every newly announced Nikon DSLR, we decided to gather and compile all the available information into a single location. The below table outlines many of the current and discontinued Nikon DSLR models, along with such information as sensor resolution, continuous shooting speed (fps) and RAW / JPEG buffer capacities. While we have included most of the RAW buffer information, we decided not to bother with smaller JPEG sizes, since most cameras presented below can accommodate 100 or more of smaller JPEG images in their…
  • Nikon DK-17M Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    A fortunate event took place a couple of weeks ago – my wife Lola lost the eyecup from her Nikon Df camera (see our in-depth review of the Nikon Df). She wasn’t sure how, but it most likely just got unscrewed while she was busy photographing a wedding. Why fortunate? Because I started to look for a replacement, something I have never done before. Indeed, those eyecups usually stay attached securely on cameras and practically never come off, so this was the first. During my search, I came across the Nikon DK-17M magnifying eyepiece – something I have seen before, but never…
 
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  • Keynote Speech At Escalante Canyons Art Festival

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mr Devine talks getting the best domestic airfare prices in Australia for a family trip

    sesame
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Since Sesame Ellis was gong to Salt Lake City for a conference (and LA on the way back to visit with friends) I was not all that fond of the notion of continuing to work in a demanding job and at the same time looking after 3 primary school kids (without either outsourcing some of it to unsuspecting friends, or leaving one or more of them alone  at school pickup or in the house).      So I took the time off and decided that we were all going to sunny warm Noosa, Queensland for most of that time.  It would let me take a well needed break from work, spend some quality…
  • Introducing Mr. Devine

    sesame
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    While I am the emotional/creative side of the family, my husband is the travel planner, chef, technology help desk and entire department of financial affairs. As this blog grows, I am always looking for ways to help readers with great content. With that in mind, it occurred to me that Alec’s extensive research into ways of doing awesome things as a family for as little cost as possible would be of value to many of you! I did not think he would be willing to contribute as he is sort known for being the silent and mostly invisible member of our family online, but he surprised me with…
  • 50+ blogger headshots in two days and other reasons I missed everything said at the ProBlogger Event

    sesame
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
    From fashion forward to serious and from friendly, fun and adventurous to crafty, knowledgeable, approachable and even classic, these head shots needed to represent so many different personalities in a very small window of time. I am thrilled that ProBlogger had me up for the conference to do these head shots in the Olympus booth. I consider it an honour to be trusted to photograph people who usually run from the camera…there is a reason bloggers live on the internet. The spots were completely booked out within five minutes of the session times released online and everyone showed up…
  • Lifting the curtain of magic surrounding energy to teach the kids conservation

    sesame
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Brought to you by Origin Energy and Nuffnang Energy is magic. Seriously, it is hard for me as an adult to understand that something you can’t see yet runs your entire life and costs so much money… It is nearly impossible to explain it to children. At least my children who clearly need to leave the light on in every bathroom they have ever entered. It is like they enjoy burning money. They are really only aware of what energy is when their tablet runs out of battery power, so I pulled some ideas off the Origin Energy For Schools website to create a few games that explain the science behind…
  • Today is a great day to have a G’Day Mate!

    sesame
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This evening I become Australian. Officially. I am excited and proud. Of course, it is also just any other day in the life around here. One where Clover stayed home sick so I had to take her on my errands. Since it is a special day and I have to return my beloved Olympus OM-D E-M10 this weekend, I decided to do a bit of a mini photo documentary.*  I hope to be able to capture the story of my citizenship ceremony tonight. I don’t know what to expect! All I know is that it is a very good day to become Australian. *These are all black and white because I wanted to get back in the…
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    Unshaken Photography

  • How to take great portraits outside (on location)

    NickW
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    How do I take photographs of people outside? Being able to take a lovely portrait image outside is always rewarding but for many people they can never quite get it right.  More often than not your subject ends up either squinting, becoming a bit too dark or one side of their face becomes overly bright whilst the other is clothed in darkness.   It is a strange fact that the majority of people I ask know one rule of photography and yet that rule is wrong – try it yourself, heres the question. “When taking a photograph of a person outside where do I as the photographer want to…
  • Top 10 tips & tools to drive customers to photographers websites

    NickW
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Top 10 tips and tools for photographers websites to gain traffic As a working photographer the chances are that you are self employed and always keeping an eye on your website is a central cog in your marketing strategy.  It is important to understand fully the role that your website is playing within your business – is it used to generate leads? act purely as a brochure? an e-commerce site for converting leads to paid up clients? the list goes on. Once you have defined its role and undertaken your keyword analysis then your next task is to ensure that you are driving traffic to it and…
  • Professional Photographer – the value of a great team

    NickW
    6 Mar 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Working with a Professional Team The more time I spend surrounded by photography the more I recognise the need to have a great team around me.  When you start out in photography it can be a scary place as there is so much to learn and the chances are you will be working for yourself so you need to quickly learn how to run a business.  It is very easy to become focused upon all of the activities you need to undertake and work so hard at achieving a variety of roles that you take too much on yourself. You need to recognise early the value of calling on other for help and to create a great…
  • Commercial Photography – The hidden gem

    22 Feb 2014 | 1:38 am
    Becoming a commercial photographer Without doubt the majority of photographers who come to train with us at Unshaken Photography and are considering a career behind the lens are looking towards focusing upon portrait and wedding photography. It is a fair enough consideration as it appears to be a great industry to work in and one that fits nicely around your family commitments. However many photographers are actually missing a trick by failing to consider commercial photography as an option but actually pays very well. Commercial photography these days covers a broad spectrum of disciplines…
  • Student successes – Introduction to portrait photography course

    15 Feb 2014 | 1:49 am
    Taking Great Portraits – Introduction course in Chelmsford, essex We had a great day here at Unshaken Photography Training yesterday with a team of new portrait photographers as we took them from limited knowledge to taking some super images as you will see below. The guys on the programme we pretty much all new to working with studio lighting so we started with the basics of talking about the basic lighting equipment to moving onto posing, lighting set-ups and then some key tips on post production (editing) primarily in Lightroom but also with some additional plug-ins (Imagenomic…
 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • New Tutorial: 5 Things Most Wildlife Photographers Won't Tell You

    Chris Corradino
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Creating a beautiful image of an elusive creature is an exciting challenge for all nature photographers. Unlike the controlled environments common in zoos and farms, wildlife is fleeting. Since most opportunities last just a few short seconds, there is little room for error when the subject finally appears. Equipped with these proven tips and techniques, you can relive the experiences through photos you are proud to call your own. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Random Street Scenes from Around Town

    Chris Corradino
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    This is a collection of street scenes captured over the last week in Manhattan. 
  • The Best Bag for Carrying a Mirrorless Camera and Ipad

    Chris Corradino
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    For the last decade, I've used Lowepro bags to carry my camera gear including DSLRs, lenses, flash units and more. While this setup was perfect for that equipment, it's simply overkill for outings where I only want to carry a small mirrorless cameras and slim iPad. The search for the perfect bag was underway.I started my research online, but quickly realized it was necessary to actually test the bags in the store. Luckily, B&H photo is not far from where I teach at NYIP, so I strolled over one afternoon. The store has about 10 aisles dedicated to camera bags, slings, holsters, backpacks,…
  • Farewell to Summer, Cape May, New Jersey

    Chris Corradino
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Sue and I had a chance to escape for a long weekend at a beach house in Cape May, New Jersey. This is something we try to do every September as a sort of farewell to Summer. The town itself is full of photography opportunities with splendid sunsets, and charming beach houses. Many are painted with bright Crayola colors. I brought along a tiny 37mm Hoya circular polarizer to help accentuate these scenes.  On the first night, I found the colors of dusk even more spectacular than the actual sunset. The Olympus performed like a champ, focusing on my subjects in near darkness.  The next…
  • Photo Tutorial: Score Big! 6 Tips for Photographing High School Football

    Chris Corradino
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    It's back to school time and we're getting ever closer to the start of high school football season. If you've ever wondered how to best capture the intensity of this popular game, you'll find all the necessary tips and tricks here. Just because these aren't professional athletes doesn't mean they don't play hard. In fact, some of the best contests I've ever photographed were at the varsity level. Grab your camera and head to the sidelines.  Read the full tutorial here. 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • A Car, a Camera and the Open Road by John Leland

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

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

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

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 pm
    According to the Mental Health Program, at least 15 million Congolese have mental disorders and lack the resources western countries have. A report from the “Organisation suisse d’aide aux réfugiés” (OSAR) states that drugs used in western countries are nowhere to be found in the DRC. Most families are unable to assume the expenses of the treatment, leaving most cases untreated or taken care by NGOs like the Brothers of Charity or Doctors without Borders. Lack of government support isn´t the only obstacle: Mental institutions have to deal with the conception most Congolese coming…
  • Echoes of Africa Along the Carolina Coast by Pete Marovich

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he pitched the idea to a magazine editor. Continue reading on The New York Times LENS 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • Quintessential San Francisco

    Brian Matiash
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    The crazy-hot weather in the Portland area has continued this weekend, so I decided to turn to editing a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco just after sunset. The weather was certainly more favorable than it is here today. With that being said, the overcast skies and cooling rain are already forecasted for later this week, but I’ll be taking in some gorgeous landscape scenes at Tetons National Park in Wyoming. Sooooo excited! The post Quintessential San Francisco appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • An easy way to improve photo composition

    Brian Matiash
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of contrast in photography as a degree of difference between the tones in your image. However, there are multiple ways to look at that. For example, often times, I’ll pit warm tones squarely against cool tones or, as…
  • UrbEx and HDR of yore

    Brian Matiash
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    I honestly can’t remember the last time I spent more than a passing minute tone-mapping an HDR image or stylizing an UrbEx (Urban Exploration) photo. It has been even longer since the last time I went on an UrbEx shoot. I think it was with my buddy, Todd Sipes, but I can’t remember. I’m sure he’d know better than me at this point. While my life has been dominated with the natural landscapes and waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest, I have to admit that I sure do miss the sound of my camera rifling off a bunch of brackets in a dingy hallways of an abandoned school or…
  • Always Evolve Your Website

    Brian Matiash
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:25 pm
    If there is one page that I have always taken out of Nicole‘s book, it is to always evolve your website. Now, that is not to say that you have to make gigantic leaps every time. Rather, Nicole constantly audits her own site, constantly on the look out for more effective plugins, cleaner designs, and just the best way to present her work. Recently, Nicole decided to switch to the awesome WordPress-managed host, WP Engine. Her migration was very easy and it piqued my interest. For a while now, I’ve been really disenchanted with my current host, BlueHost. Working with the WordPress…
  • The Fingerlings II

    Brian Matiash
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    It had been a while since I looked at the photos I took last year at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. It was a great time and I walked away with one of my most favorite photos that I’d ever taken called The Fingerlings. Most every visit to Silver Falls yields great results for landscape photography but if you can time it so that you arrive when there is atmospheric fog floating all around, that’s when things pay back with dividends. Not only does the fog help give depth to the photos, it also helps diffuse light, which resulted in this beautiful and soft backlighting. The post…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Blurry Flowers at The MET

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:57 am
    Every week Lila Acheson Wallace generously provides The MET with awesome flowers. I found this particular arrangement especially exciting to take in.
  • The Sunflowers are Here

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Someone decided to spruce up a corner of their gas station by planting a couple of patches of Sunflowers. I believe they have brightened many a people's day by doing so.
  • We Will Never Forget

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

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

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

  • Subdomains, Domains, and Folders…..Oh My!

    Howard
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is to let those who read, and hopefully enjoy, my blog know about an upcoming change. When I originally assembled my current website I placed my blog in a subdomain (it turns out this was not my wisest move).  That is why the URL for my website is www.howardgrill.com, while the URL for my blog is blog.howardgrill.com. Be that as it may, this type of setup is one that is not easily duplicated when going to a typical ‘prefab’ webhost.  This means the URL of my blog will change when I switch hosts. Poof….gone!  The same is true of all my email subscriptions and inward…
  • Squarespace – The Pros

    Howard
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me: the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the same at least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratch be responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devices use no Flash allow for the storage and download of…
  • Choosing A Photography Website Host

    Howard
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    A number of weeks ago I posted that I was considering putting together a new website. There were several reasons, but two which were of paramount importance: when I initially coded my current website using Dreamweaver there was no concern about how people might view the site on mobile devices.  The situation is very different at the current time and, best I can tell, optimizing a site for display on mobile devices entails quite a bit of work. Because of he way my site is set up, it is quite an endeavor to add images and thus it has not been updated frequently at all.  I need a site that is…
  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Copyright Howard Grill
  • Quick Quotes: Charlie Waite

    Howard
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:53 am
    “A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture” Charlie Wait A great landscape image needs no explanation.  At least not a verbal one. That is one of the things I love most about nature and landscape photograph.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Epic Black and White Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    We are excited to announce the winners of the photo contest as selected by guest judge Karen Hutton. Karen Hutton can best be described as a ‘multi-medialogist’. As a professional photographer, she is followed by close to 2 million followers on social media, sells her popular fine art landscape photos and teaches her unique style of photography. She excels at blending multiple disciplines, which includes being a professional voice over artist, host, speaker, writer and educator. In Karen’s words: WOW!! This contest was incredible! Every single photographs is absolutely…
  • Big Wild Cats Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:35 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their their photos of these majestic creatures in the Big Wild Cats Photo Contest! Unfortunately, most of these species are in danger of extinction and images help the world remember that there was a time when these animals ruled the world. Be sure to browse the magnificent submissions and a big congratulations to the following finalists. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Lion Cubs” by LindaDLester Congratulations Runner Up “Watch out !!” by Bridgena_Barnard Congratulations Runner Up “Big Love” by TonySarno…
  • Spring 2014 Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their spring photos in this photo contest. A very popular yearly contest with over 12.000 examples of how to capture the spring time through the view finder. Be sure to browse all the magnificent submissions! A special thanks to our friends at onOne for making this photo contest possible and to all the photographers that helped us find the People’s Choice by voting for their favorite shots. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “polen lover” by ABMeinzinger Congratulations Runner Up “DSC_0023 (1280×848)” by…
  • Castles and Palaces Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the castles and palaces photo contest. A big thank you to guest judge Peter-Paul de Meijer. De Meijer’s work was recognized by a number of outdoor magazines for whom he became a frequent contributor. He combines personal work with commercial assignments for various companies in the outdoors industry such as Red Bull, O’Neill and Motion Analysis. De Meijer has been shifting his photographic interests towards travel, adventurous sports and food photography. In 2011 he started an on-going collaboration with 3 star…
  • Strange Accessories Flash Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing “strange” accessories. We ran the contest in honor of the event that took place during the revealing of the  the new Apple iPhone 6. The developer in a purple scarf stole the show (just Google “scarf guy”) and because of this we wanted to see your “strange accessories” photos. Congratulations to the winner and the runners up selected among the most voted photos. Congratualtions Grand Jury Winner “Ashley” by ShailineDoneyPhoto Congratulations Runner Up “Russian history” by…
 
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • Pic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox Stare

    Brandenburg Gallery
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    I'm picking another close-up this week, Young Fox Stare. This little guy has the sweetest face, no wonder we anthropomorphize animals. ~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 19, 2014): AK119 Young Fox StarePic 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 (Sep. 19 - Sep.
  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grove

    Brandenburg Gallery
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    "I am particularly drawn to Jim's images that are lit with the mellow glow of sunlight. Sigurd Olson, in his book, Runes of the North, refers to this light as Ross Light. The nature artist Francis Lee Jaques used it brilliantly, as does Jim. The summer evening sun burnishing these birches invites me to linger a bit longer before night falls."~ DianeRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg GalleryPic of the Week (September 14, 2014): DOS6 Sunlit birch grovePic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the…
  • Pic of the Week (Sep. 05, 2014): M613 Reindeer Moon + Jim's Extra Backstory

    Brandenburg Gallery
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    "For the full Harvest Moon on September 8th, a Swedish bull reindeer in northern Sweden contemplates ..... or could it be a Finnish reindeer that crossed the border looking for a mate?"~ MilliRavenwood Studios, Brandenburg GalleryJim's Extra Backstory: "I’m pleased to see Milli had picked this image for the Pic of the Week. Last year I spent the summer in Scandinavia with some time in the mountains of Sweden. Reindeer (Renar in Swedish), similar to our North American caribou, have always fascinated me. Now I know why.One evening while hiking in the high forest I happened upon…
  • Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up

    Brandenburg Gallery
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:02 am
    "I have been intrigued by loons for many, many years. My license plate was even "Loon 1" for awhile! And I absolutely am entranced by this photo. I mean, look at the water droplets, the bubbles on his back, the feather detail and the muted colors are incredible. "~ MarciaRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 29, 2014): NW694 Loon Close-Up 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 Pricing Purchase this…
  • Pic of the Week: Hummingbird Dance

    Brandenburg Gallery
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    "How delicate, the world's tiniest bird that can flash its bright colors, as well as hide them if needed. The bright radiant color on humming birds comes from iridescent coloring like on a soap bubble or prism. There it is, holding its body perfectly still while wings are beating 70–200 times per second. They are the only birds that can fly both forward and backwards, hover in mid-air, fly sideways and even upside down. This lovely image is captured with a ghostly reflective background."~ MilliRavenwood StudiosBrandenburg Gallery Pic of the Week (August 22, 2014): NW815 Hummingbird DancePic…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • “Creating a Sense of Isolation”

    Ed Heaton
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:10 pm
    by Ed Heaton Greetings, I wanted to share this image of the old cabin located in the heart of Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. I noticed this view as I was driving around the loop road and thought to myself what a great image this would make from back here. Normally I'd like to tell my students, “if you're not making enough impact with your images get closer” but on occasion it's nice to create a sense of isolation by getting further away from your subject and use a longer lens to compress the scene and narrow the angle of view. Here, I used my Tamron…
  • Sunday Drive - The Elk

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

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

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

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

  • Awesome New Photography Gear – September 2014

    Dan Bailey
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:09 pm
    There’s a lot going on in the photography world this month. Photokina has just gotten underway and almost everyone has introduced new products to feature at the giant, bi-annual trade show. Some of this stuff is pretty impressive and worth checking out if … Continue reading →
  • Shooting Action with the Fuji 18-135mm lens

    Dan Bailey
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Summer leaves town in a real hurry as soon as September hits Alaska. As much as I hate to see the warm weather and long days depart for the year, fall does mean the start of cyclocross season, so that’s a tradeoff I’ll take with … Continue reading →
  • 20 Instagram Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World

    Dan Bailey
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    I’m proud to be featured this week within an amazing group of image makers. Branding and social media coach Jane Ellen wrote a post called 20 Instagram Accounts Of Photographers That Will Change The Way You See The World and stuck me in … Continue reading →
  • Hiking on the Lake George Glacier, Alaska

    Dan Bailey
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    In my next life, I might decide to be a glacieologist. I’m awed by the overwhelming magnitude of these immense rivers of ice and the sheer power they have to carve out entire mountain ranges. Of course, they do all this in … Continue reading →
  • Photographing Wildflowers in my Garden

    Dan Bailey
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    I like to joke that I’m part hobbit, because in addition to the often unplanned adventures that I find myself on, I also have a special fondness for things close to home like music, laughter, good food, beer and cheer, and … Continue reading →
 
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    burn magazine

  • Gueorgui Pinkhassov and his daughter Alexandra in Venice.

    david alan harvey
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
  • Venice#2

    david alan harvey
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
     
  • matjaz krivic – urbanistan

    burn magazine
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:58 am
    This SlideShowPro photo gallery requires the Flash Player plugin and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Hover over the image for navigation and full screen controls ESSAY CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT Matjaz Krivic Urbanistan play this essay   The story of a quiet loudness. As soon as you hear the word Urbanistan your imagination is whisked off into the traffic mayhem of Calcutta, the tawdriness of the neon sex nightlife in Bangkok, the unbelievable structuralized yet frenzied Tokyo, the suffocating and dusty streets of the (hardly) living body of the decaying Cairo, the roundabout of…
  • My name is Mikhail Mordasov

    burn magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    My name is Mikhail Mordasov @mmordasov. I am documentary photographer from Russia.I am working with journalist Nadia Grebennikova on the personal long-term project – Crimea. Crimea is a huge peninsula between the Black sea and the sea of Azov, and a big south resort. The population of Crimea is about 2,5 millon. For more than 20 years Crimea was a part of Ukraine.In March, 2014, the peninsula turned into Russian territory due to referendum was held in Crimea. Ukrain and the world community as well didn’t recognize officially this transfer.Formally the annexation took few days, but…
  • En route to Lyon

    burn magazine
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:21 pm
    En route to Lyon….#road #enroute #lyonPhoto @carlovajra
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Old Cars Don't Just Don't Die Some Last Forever

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    If you are into cool old cars take a look at these! There are some real beauties here.Folks have taken the time to rebuild some of the finest automobiles that will ever be...far cry from where we are today where every car practically looks the same.Hey! There are even a couple of sports cars here...1954 Jaquar and a 1935 Auburn.You can purchase photos of any of these automobiles in a variety of form from my Redbubble Photography Portfolio (Link)For sale as T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Samsung Galaxy Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags, Photographic Prints, Art Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas…
  • Some Pictures Of Cool Flowers

    21 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    These are some old shots of flowers from when I lived in Oregon City. I particularly love Begonias, well Iris, Glads, Dahlias and Roses, too!Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower Pictures  Flower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesFlower PicturesIf you like what you see on my blog, please help support it by going to my Red Bubble Photography site to check out my photography. It can be purchased in many different forms: a variety of prints, note cards, posters, T-Shirts, Stickers, iPhone Cases, Throw Pillows, Tote Bags...on any budget level (See Below!) All…
  • Otter Crest Loop

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

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

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

  • Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography

    ezprints
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography is a post from: ezprints Blog As a travel photographer, either on assignment or shooting a personal project, capturing great quality images that represent the spirit of a place and its people is key. Looking to achieve that was a priority for me, so I always traveled with a bag full of gear, including at least two DSRL bodies, three or […] The post Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate Your Travel Photography by Daniel Korzeniewski appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original…
  • Win a Vanguard Alta Pro AB100!

    ezprints
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Win a Vanguard Alta Pro AB100! is a post from: ezprints Blog We’ve teamed up with Vanguard to give away an Alta Pro AB100 tripod! Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/Yd7FhVPJPIo/story01.htm
  • The Winner of $1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is….

    ezprints
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The Winner of $1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is…. is a post from: ezprints Blog Recently we launched our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography. As part of the launch we put everyone who purchased a copy into the draw to win $ 1000 in camera gear. The winner of this competition is…. Yves Wepadjuie! Congratulations Yves – we’ve just emailed you with details of how we’ll get you your […] The post The Winner of $ 1000 from our Essential Guide to Black and White Photography eBook Competition is…. by…
  • Win the Latest SanDisk Products for your Camera and Mobile Device!

    ezprints
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Win the Latest SanDisk Products for your Camera and Mobile Device! is a post from: ezprints Blog We’ve teamed up with SanDisk for a product bundle giveaway! Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/0rLpeauYrMg/story01.htm
  • Makers vs Markers

    ezprints
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Makers vs Markers is a post from: ezprints Blog There are Makers and there are Markers. The Makers set out to create something, write something, sing something…and the Markers set to mark everything that’s wrong with the photo, the book, the song. This consistent pattern of critique has less to do with dissatisfaction and more to do with fear. Markers are afraid of criticism, so they point out what’s inconsistent, weak, and out of tune as a way to express an opinion without actually creating something themselves. Those who criticize without creating themselves only makes…
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Erik and Bayley Married - City Hall Wedding Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few photos from a beautiful City Hall wedding recently. More coming soon!
  • Happy Caturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    A few kitties for you this Caturday.This little fluffball was caught in some sort of fire before she was rescued. Fortunately, Animal Care and Control San Francisco is able to give animals like this the special care they need. She was super cute, and didn't seem to be in much pain for her photographs - she was mostly focused on getting as many head scratches as she could.And this big fluffball was so great! A little shy about photographs, but then, who isn't? I love cats with this coloring.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San…
  • Film Friday - A Whole Roll of Black and White, Mostly Montreal

    Jessica Mironov
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    An interesting exercise today. I thought I'd share with you a whole roll of medium format film (I only get twelve photos per roll with a 6x6 camera), and I decided to share it all in the order I shot it.A couple of things you might learn from this: I almost never photograph any scene twice. Film is precious to me (and expensive!) so I try really hard to get it right the first time. If I don't get it right, I don't get the shot. That's okay; that's life.I'm also, especially with the square format, really attracted to symmetry. I love shooting down streets and alleyways, and I always feel like…
  • Kristen and Kyle Married - Santa Cruz Mountain Wedding Sneak Peek

    Jessica Mironov
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    It was a gorgeous, beautiful sunny day in the Santa Cruz mountains when Kyle and Kristen got married. Many more photos to come soon; this was an epic day!*Want to have us photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
  • Kittens and Cats for Caturday

    Jessica Mironov
    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Starting off with some kittens for you this bright Caturday. A super cute little tabby first.She was a little nervous about being photographed.And then this lovely black and white sweetheart.Last but not least, this black boy. You may recognize his unusual coloring; that's because I photographed him before! I love this cat. I wanted to take him home; Evan said two cats is enough. I mean, how do you know if two cats is really enough until you have three? No sense of adventure, that Evan.Ah well. You can't take home all the cats.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals…
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  • Five For Friday #127

    Nicole Rae
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:43 pm
    “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” – Jack Gilbert Located 12,000 feet above sea level and covering more than 4,000 square miles, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat and also serves as the backdrop for Asako Shimizu’s incredible fine art landscapes. Every photograph in the series On Her Skin was shot on film using a Hasselblad 500cm and no digital retouching. The images are other-worldly with their deep and vibrant blues and reflections that make them look as if people are walking in the…
  • Dripped: An Homage To Jackson Pollock

    Jeffery Saddoris
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:56 pm
    I was never really a Jackson Pollock fan before seeing the Ed Harris film about his life. I just never understood what the work meant or what Pollock was trying to say. Even after seeing the film, it wasn’t just the work; it was Harris’ masterful portrayal of the enigmatic painter. He brilliantly captured the broad strokes as well as the nuances of Pollock’s personality – conveying the emotions of what the artist was going through as he struggled to “break through” and find his voice. While the entire film is terrific, there are two pivotal scenes –…
  • Trading Pixels: Shantanu Starick

    Jeffery Saddoris
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:10 pm
    While many photographers are struggling with how to make a living from their craft, Shantanu Starick is just living. Since 2012, the Australian photographer has been bartering his services for food, shelter and transportation to his next destination in a project called Pixel Trade. When he began the project twenty-seven months ago, he set a goal of visiting seven continents without spending so much as a nickel of his own money. To date, he has made it to five of the seven and has completed 182 trades with restaurants, universities, fashion designers, ice cream shops, app developers,…
  • On Taking Pictures #125: Creative Swagger

    Jeffery Saddoris
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    This week, we wrestle with confidence, momentum and the differences between passion and curiosity. We also talk about finding the stuff that fills your cup, regardless of whether or not it happens to be your full time job. He documented WWI and was aboard the Endurance – Frank Hurley is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2014/otp-125.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: #stillLife Elizabeth Gilbert Shares Her ‘Really…
  • Brilliant Currency Collages By Mark Wagner

    Jeffery Saddoris
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    “The dollar bill is ostensibly the most successful publication ever printed.” – Mark Wagner The moment I saw this post on Elusive Muse – especially the video – I knew I would love the work and want to share it. Mark Wagner is a collage artist who uses currency as his media of choice and his work is just brilliant. I’ve used currency in some of my own paintings, but nothing as intricate as the way Mark uses it. He painstakingly dissects dollar bills into their component parts – building blocks, if you will – only to then reassemble them into…
 
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  • To The Ends of the Earth

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    About a month ago, Canon Australia posted a short film titled “To The Ends of the Earth”, where adventure photographer and Canon Master Krystle Wright is shown taking pictures of rock climbers and divers in different conditions. I decided to share this video with our readers, because I found it to be beautiful and inspirational. I loved Krystle’s opening line “my biggest fear is regret”, because that’s exactly how I feel about many things in my life. Krystal lives and breathes photography and you can feel her deep connection with the craft in every second…
  • Nikon 200-400mm With and Without Filters

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    The Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G VR is a very versatile and sharp lens and those that own it or previously used it know that is a great choice for close action photography, such as photographing bears in Alaska. I recently saw a comment by a photographer, who claimed that the lens gets even sharper if its front protective filter is removed. Both the Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G VR and its newer VR II version have a removable front protective element, as well as a 52mm drop-in filter that most other super telephoto lenses have. While I was testing my 200-400mm f/4G VR in my Imatest lab, I decided to compare…
  • The Nikon D810 Visits Jackson & Yellowstone National Park

    Bob Vishneski
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    This summer’s adventure brought us to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park. We almost went back to Banff National Park for the third year in a row, but wildlife and landscape photos from 500px and flickr, as well as conversations with fellow travelers, convinced us that it might be worthwhile to explore the beautiful state of Wyoming. We were also aware that some of Hollywood’s western classic films, such as “Shane” and “Spencer’s Mountain,” had been filmed in the area. By April, we decided to make plans for our August adventure.Grand Tetons1) Pre-Trip PreparationsAs…
  • Nikon DSLR Buffer Capacity Comparison

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    Instead of creating separate articles that show buffer capacity of every newly announced Nikon DSLR, we decided to gather and compile all the available information into a single location. The below table outlines many of the current and discontinued Nikon DSLR models, along with such information as sensor resolution, continuous shooting speed (fps) and RAW / JPEG buffer capacities. While we have included most of the RAW buffer information, we decided not to bother with smaller JPEG sizes, since most cameras presented below can accommodate 100 or more of smaller JPEG images in their…
  • Nikon DK-17M Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:22 am
    A fortunate event took place a couple of weeks ago – my wife Lola lost the eyecup from her Nikon Df camera (see our in-depth review of the Nikon Df). She wasn’t sure how, but it most likely just got unscrewed while she was busy photographing a wedding. Why fortunate? Because I started to look for a replacement, something I have never done before. Indeed, those eyecups usually stay attached securely on cameras and practically never come off, so this was the first. During my search, I came across the Nikon DK-17M magnifying eyepiece – something I have seen before, but never…
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  • Sigma Corporation announces a pair of 150-600mms with advanced features and optics

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    Pixlater, an easy-to-use, super slick online tool that automatically distributes amateur and professional photographers’ photos to their favorite photography sharing websites launches its public Beta. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 - Photographers who wish to become members of the Pixlater photo distribution site are invited to send their request via this link: http://www.pixlater.com/signup.Simon Gelfand, cofounder of Pixlater, said the new website and product, called Pixlater, is the only product currently available for social photo sharing targeted for professional photographers.“We…
  • Seriously Capable, Surprisingly Compact: Packing Pro Features and FX-Format Image Quality, The Nikon D750 is the Full Frame D-SLR That's Been Worth Waiting For

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:25 am
    Along With the D750, Nikon Announces Attractive New Offerings for Advanced Enthusiast and Professional Photographers, Including the SB-500 Speedlight and AF-S NIKKOR 20mm f/1.8G ED Lens MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the D750, the D-SLR that provides adept enthusiasts with the powerful combination of pro-caliber photo and video features with FX-format image quality. The new D750 represents a leap forward for this camera segment, inheriting some of the best elements from Nikon’s revered full-frame professional cameras, with new and refined features aimed at sparking…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES INSTAX WIDE 300 FOR PROFESSIONAL AND ENTHUSIAST INSTANT FILM SHOOTERS

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Current INSTAX Mini 8 and Mini 90 updated with new colors: Mini 8 inraspberry and grape;Mini 90 in sophisticated brown Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced an expansion of the popular INSTAX line of instant film cameras with thenew INSTAX Wide 300, along with new color versions of the popular INSTAX Mini 8 camera – raspberry and grape – and the INSTAXMini 90 Neo Classic in a stylish brown. INSTAX Wide 300The redesigned INSTAX Wide 300is a high quality instant film camera that uses large format INSTAX instant film and has a contemporary and…
  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES WEATHER RESISTANT FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR AND FAST APERTURE FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD LENSES

    14 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Valhalla, N.Y.September 10, 2014FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced two new premium XF lenses: the weather resistant FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRthat creates a perfectly weather-sealed kit for amazing photography in all weather conditions when paired with FUJIFILM X-T1and the fast aperture FUJINON XF56mmF1.2 R APD with apodization filter for all X-Series X-Mount CSC’s that creates perfect portraits with beautiful bokehFUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRThe new FUJINON XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WRhas a focal length equivalent to 76-213mm, and a constant F2.8 aperture…
 
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  • Makers vs Markers

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    There are Makers and there are Markers. The Makers set out to create something, write something, sing something...and the Markers set to mark everything that's wrong with the photo, the book, the song. This consistent pattern of critique has less to do with dissatisfaction and more to do with fear. Markers are afraid of criticism, so they point out what's inconsistent, weak, and out of tune as a way to express an opinion without actually creating something themselves. Those who criticize without creating themselves only makes those who create stronger. To the Makers, those who write, sing,…
  • St Regis Monarch Beach Wedding : Katelyn+Ryan

    18 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Katelyn and her mom often talked while Katelyn was away at college. They'd have long conversations over the phone, and her mom would pester Katelyn to see if anyone caught her eye. For months Katelyn said no until one fated conversation with her mother. Katelyn confessed she'd her eye on Ryan for a while, but he told her he didn't want a relationship. Ryan was determined to focus on school, enjoy time with his fraternity brothers, and soak up his college experience for everything it was worth. On the other end of the line, Katelyn's mom shook her head and felt badly for Ryan. No matter his…
  • Good Reads : Perfect Summer Books

    17 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    It's about a thousand degrees in Southern California right now. Okay, it's actually in the 90s, but it feels like a thousand degrees. It's the kind of days that make you want to lay in a bucket of ice. Or curl up in the fridge with a good book. Speaking of good books, I read a few gems these past few weeks and I wanted to share them. Like always, I don't talk about the books I didn't like, so if you see them in the photo and no mention was made, they weren't worth mentioning.Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead - I read the most when I travel to shoot a wedding (time on a plane is a treasured gift…
  • Downtown Los Angeles Engagement : Michelle+Kevin

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:58 pm
    The story changes depending on who you ask. Like most love stories, there's a His and Hers version. Kevin claims to have played with Michelle at his grandma's house when they were kids, and even attended the same Sunday School together at church. Michelle can't seem to place Kevin any time before high school. It was during their senior year when they attended a retreat with mutual friends from church that he definitely crossed her mind. Regardless when they met, they can both agree Kevin had great hair in high school. It coifed in all the right places and Michelle admits it played to his…
  • How to Grow a Business Without Demand

    14 Sep 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Dear Jasmine,  I've been debating about writing this letter for a while now but I need to get this out. I....feel...crazy...sometimes.... about......photography. Some days I feel great, like yeah I can do this. I love this. I WILL make this happen. Literally the next day I will wake up sad, angry, and wanting to throw my camera away.  Some days I don't know where to begin. I crunched the numbers and would have to do 281 family/newborn sessions to do this full time. Obviously my pricing is too cheap. Yet I'm not in demand so raising my prices doesn't make sense to me. The pros in my area…
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  • View 343: Northeast Mustang Meet

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I love Ford Mustangs.  Have driven them for years with a couple of breaks for other cars. I always came back to a Mustang.  On Saturday, I attended the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York with hundreds of other Mustang fans. Ford Mustangs on display at the Northeast Mustang Meet at the Broome County Fairgrounds in Whitney Point, New York on Saturday, September 20, 2014. There were Mustangs from the very first edition which was introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. 1964 1/2 Blue V8 Ford Mustang Convertible at the Broome…
  • View 342: At the Starting Line

    Scott Thomas Photography
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I procured a couple of PocketWizards over the summer and took them for a test drive (so to speak) at ESTA Safety Park Dragstrip near Cicero, New York. PocketWizards Nikon D7100 camera at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. are receiver/transceiver units which can remotely trigger a camera’s shutter from a distance. This allows me to put a camera in places which are not safe to photograph from. At ESTA, I put a Nikon D7100 camera with a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Ulta-Wide Angle (UWA) Lens at the base of the “Christmas Tree” Starting Line Lights. As…
  • View 341: Magic Hour Football

    Scott Thomas Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    In photographing high school football, I really do not have the correct camera and lens to shoot into the night.  High school stadiums have lights which are not bright enough for photography without a camera that can handle it.  Like a Nikon D3s or D4(s). Baldwinsville Bees Quarterback Madison Wolfanger (7) calling a play at the line against the Auburn Maroons at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium in Baldwinsville, New York on Friday, September 5, 2014. Nikon D7100/70-200VR, 1/1000s, f/5, ISO 200, EV 0, 200mm (400mm 1.3 DX). With kick offs around 6:30pm in my area.  I have the last hour before sunset…
  • View 340: Day at the New York State Fair

    Scott Thomas Photography
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The 2014 edition of the New York State Fair is now underway.  Fairs are chock full of photo opportunities and this one is a gold mine.  Here are a few of my photo treasures from just one day there. This year a mechanical bull named Wild Willy was set up outside, appropriately enough, the Cattle Building.  People could pay $10 for a chance to win $200 IF they could stay on Wild Willy for 8 seconds.  While I watched, no one got past 6 seconds and most, like this cowboy, flew off in less than 4 seconds. A man about to be dumped off of Wild Willy, a mechanical bull, at The Great New York…
  • The Trouble with Props

    Scott Thomas Photography
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    I am not referring to props as in objects used to compliment a photograph but props as in propellers on airplanes.  The Kwik Fill Rochester International Airshow in Rochester, New York had a mix of jets and prop planes.  For that reason, I was using Shutter Priority mode.  When a new plane took to the air I had to remember to change my shutter speed for the type of plane.  Why would I need to do that? See below. When shooting propeller or prop airplanes, you need to slow down the shutter or the prop is frozen (left). When the shutter is slowed down, the prop shows motion (right) and looks…
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  • Cats In Black And White

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by patmanzzz All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Cats Black and White photos Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • How to Take Better Holiday Photographs – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:29 am
    Source : Visual.ly by renbot. Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • 180 Photography Tips To Capture Your Home – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    Source : Visual.ly Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Seoul street photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:20 am
    Seoul, “Capital City”, from ancient Sillan “Seorabeol”, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of more than 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world.The Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, is the world’s second largest metropolitan area with over 25 million people, home to over half of South…
  • Neat portraits by Geir Tønnessen

    Geir Tønnessen
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Neat portraits by Geir Tønnessen See the world in a different way Author informationGeir TønnessenGeir Tønnessen is a new photographer from Norway who keeps things simple, original and puts a little bit of neat humor into his work. His site is here : http://geirt.comTwitterFacebook
 
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • Old Westbury Gardens Wedding

    G.E. Masana
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:25 am
    Part one of this wedding can be seen here. “I knew I was falling in love when I started following Manish around his apartment watching him brush his teeth!” – Christine We chose early July for our wedding because we love the outdoors. And so, we absolutely wanted a garden wedding, but simply couldn’t find the perfect spot on the Maine coast, where Christine grew up. Since we live in NYC, we decided to look around the area here. Out on long island we fell in love with Orchard Hill, a charming colonial on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, New York. It has an intimate elegant…
  • Orchard Hill Wedding at Old Westbury Gardens – part one

    G.E. Masana
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    From the bride: I knew I was falling in love when I started following Manish around his apartment watching him brush his teeth! We chose early July for our wedding because we love the outdoors. And so, we absolutely wanted a garden wedding, but simply couldn’t find the perfect spot on the Maine coast, where Christine grew up. Since we live in NYC, we decided to look around the area here. Out on long island we fell in love with Orchard Hill, a charming colonial on the grounds of Old Westbury Gardens, New York. It has an intimate elegant feel and charm that fit us both perfectly. And if…
  • 12 Stunning Photos Of NYC Engaged Couples In Love

    G.E. Masana
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    You’ll notice these engagement portraits capture authentic feelings. I wanted to create something different than the typical snapshots of engaged couples licking ice cream cones, standing by a hot dog cart, jumping in the air, holding a balloon. Those photos are all about corny clichéd poses. But years from now, engagement photos with real feelings in them, like the ones below, will have meaning to these couples and their families. You can get a portrait session like this for yourself too right now, absolutely free It’s at no charge because I’m looking for more couples to…
  • Two disappointing Brooklyn restaurants… and I think of you

    G.E. Masana
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    For a few months I was checking out a couple of new restaurants in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Disappointing eateries, let me tell you. While they were okay there was nothing exceptional about them. Oh, their thing was they’d feature some hip twist on a dish or drink, infuse this with that, mix in an exotic ingredient into the entree, while the hipster wait staff wears a derby and bow ties, that sort of thing, but it was mostly uneventful. Though it sure as heck impressed the local crowd. They weren’t as particular as me. It took some meditating over my organic craft beer with minty…
  • Photographer Swears Under Oath These Are Portraits of Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models!

    G.E. Masana
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:09 am
    * See Below (in the pink box) For Special Offer Photographer Swears Under Oath These Are Portraits of Actual Everyday Engaged Couples – Not Models Gives away portrait sessions free to engaged couples as long as they’re not professional models to prove he can make any couple look as good as models out of a magazine By Nina Drake (PRLog) Who says your engagement photos have to be plain looking snapshots of the two of you jumping in the air or holding balloons? Forget that! These artistic engagement portraits are like nothing you’d expect. Here’s why. G.E. Masana’s…
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • August in Mount Rainier

    Mike Walker
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    They say figuring out what week of August the wildflowers will peak depends on the snowpack levels… I think any week in August will give you a great display of color from the incredible flora that carpets the fields and meadows. Whether it’s a view of Edith Creek or a look at the fog drifting through the mountainside, the photographic opportunities are endless here. The mountain itself is dramatically spectacular (when not hidden by the clouds!) and if you can tear yourself away from gazing at it, you find the beauty of the surrounding landscape is equally impressive.
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • A Taste of Puglia…Alberobello

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • “Share the Experience” 2014 Contest for 13 Years of Age & Older: Submit Photos Online by 11:59 P.M. ET Dec.31

    photoxels
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:27 pm
    This video presents Recreation.gov . “EXPLORE. EXPERIENCE. DISCOVER. Plan your next adventure at the Gateway to America’s Great Outdoors:” www.Recreation.gov The Share the Experience Photo Contest is a partnership between participating federal recreation land agencies and national parks, the National Park Foundation and corporate sponsors. We are looking for the official photo that will be […]
  • Canon to develop new Large Sensor Zoom Camera

    photoxels
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Canon has posted an interesting aside on its Hong Kong press release: New PowerShot Digital Compact Camera Under Development Featuring large image sensor, high zoom capability and compact body Canon is developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of both large image sensor and high-magnification optical zoom lens in response to […]
  • McAfee Canada: Availability of 2015 Security Suites with Improved Protection to Safeguard Your Devices and Digital Lives

    photoxels
    21 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    NEWS RELEASE McAfee delivers new security suites to protect consumers’ devices and digital lives 2015 products accelerate device performance, offer improved malware detection to protect and meet needs of always-connected consumers MARKHAM, ON, September 22, 2014 – McAfee Canada, part of Intel Security, today announced the availability of 2015 consumer security suites, with improved protection to […]
  • Panasonic + Leica Camera: Greater and Stronger Technological Cooperation in the Digital Camera Field from Oct.2014 to Sept.2019

    photoxels
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Yoshiyuki Miyabe, President of AVC Networks Company, an internal company of Panasonic, stated: “It is a great honor to be able to strengthen our bonds with Leica as a strategic partner. Panasonic will continue to incorporate Leica’s century-worth of optical technologies and camera traditions into the DNA of Panasonic’s digital cameras to further expand our […]
  • Gentec International: Knog’s New QUDOS is the World’s First Hi-Powered Action Video Light

    photoxels
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Highlight your night adventures with the help of Knog’s new Qudos Action video light, a lighting accessory that’s compatible with GoPro 2, Hero3/Hero3+ and Sony action cams. Whether you’re surfing or riding trails after dark, the Qudos delivers a mighty 400 lumens of light from its three powerful Cree LEDs and weighs only 150 grams. […]
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    Batdorff Photography Blog

  • My book is off to the printer!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 30 Links to the Finest Photos and Articles of the Week You Won’t Want to Miss

    Toad Hollow Photography
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    With another week behind us we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all known points of the internet looking for links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs.  This week’s list plays host to a wide variety of genres and topics, all posted by some of the finest artists working in the field contemporarily. We hope you enjoy checking out these photos and articles as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by Thomas Leuthard TUTORIALS 3 Street Photography Tips for Capturing the Decisive Moment – this is a great article to read, even…
  • Simple Pet Photography Tips and 10 Fun Images to Inspire You

    Sheen Watkins
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Some of our favorite scene stealers in movies and photography are of pets and children. Beautiful pet photographs can be captured using techniques found in both people and wildlife photography. It’s also quite common for new and experienced camera owners to ‘practice’ using their best canine and feline family members. Regina – ©Sheen’s Nature Photography Pet photographers work in an array of settings from inside the studio to the great outdoors. A fun attitude and a bit of patience are two fundamental requirements to capture the expressions of our fur-children…
  • 7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Fricken Awesome!

    Jason D. Little
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    What follows is a collection of photographs consisting of concepts and subjects you’ve no doubt seen thousands of times over, concepts and subjects you’ve probably incorporated into your own photography. The ideas on display here aren’t original and there is a good chance that some of you have simply seen enough them; they are cliché. Clichés are what they are, though, because they’re relevant and relatable. We don’t always need things to be cutting edge or abstract in order to appreciate them. So, while the images below may all be labeled as cliché, the fact is most of us still…
  • What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

    Jason Row
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have substituted the word animal for the word lens. You see in terms of what lenses do, they are all equal, their sole purpose is to focus the light from the scene in front of us onto the sensor or film inside our camera. Today, however, we will take a look at what makes some of these lenses more equal than others. The Glass As with most things in life, lens glass comes in varying degrees of quality. The very best glass, the stuff found in the top pro-end…
  • How to Paint With Light and Produce Creative Images: A Short Tutorial to Get You Started

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    It won’t be incorrect to say that essentially, every photograph is a light painting. Indeed, most of the time we are capturing the light that is available or we are adding light through strobes or other light sources. However, light can also be used as a brush and one could essentially paint a picture in the photograph with it. It is a bit more complicated process than our usual photography and it is almost completely done blind – you can see the result only when the shutter closes – but the results can be impressive. Photo by darkday. So how do you photograph light…
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  • Stop Feeling Guilty

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Whether you are a full-time photographer or a weekend-warrior, there will be times when you take a break. Maybe the weather is crappy so you’ve stayed indoors, or you are immersed in other projects or activities. Or, maybe the inspiration is just not there. Whatever it is, it’s time off from photography that you may not have wanted or planned. I will oftentimes have periods of time where I don’t even use my camera. I’m usually busy doing other things, such as writing a book or taking time off to play in my ceramics studio. When these lapses happen, it’s easy to…
  • Using Vinyl Backgrounds for Food Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Recently, Ink & Elm sent me a few of their backgrounds (free of charge) to try out with my food photography. I have used their product in the past and had posted about them in another article here on the blog, Food Props and Styling Resources for Photographers. The past few backdrops I have used were hit-and-miss, but I think that they have made some great improvements. They sent me two backdrops: one with a wood print, and one with a bokeh print. They were able to print the “wood” image on a vinyl that had less nylon texture to it, which can be one of the complaints about…
  • Food Photography with the Fuji X-T1

    Nicole S. Young
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Yesterday I set up the Fuji X-T1 for my first at-home food photographs. I have been carrying this camera around for the past few months and have used it many times to photograph my food at restaurants (mostly for my Yelp account), but this was the first time I used it in my typical at-home setup. Bottom-line, it performed very well! I also photographed the same setup with my Canon 5D Mark III, and you can see the two photos below for comparison. Hover over the image to view the metadata, and click on each photo to view larger. I’ve been playing around with the notion of switching…
  • Latourell Falls

    Nicole S. Young
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    The end (of summer) is near … thank goodness! This has been an interesting summer. Brian and I moved to Portland in April to escape the always-warm and zero-cloud skies of the South Bay in California, and so far we have only had blue skies and heat here in Portland! Oh, the irony. Anyone who knows me understands how much I despise hot, cloudless weather. Give me a chilly and overcast day and I am one happy camper! The good part is that it will change in time; I’m really looking forward to overcast skies and cool weather to complement the landscapes of the Pacific Northwest.
  • How to Self-Publish an eBook

    Nicole S. Young
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com. Just a few months ago I just published my third self-published eBook, and I’m currently working on my fourth. My full-time profession is considered to be “photographer”, but the “author” in me keeps growing and it feels like I spend way more time writing and creating educational content than I do holding a camera. Overall, I have eleven published books, all “how-to” and inspirational books about photography: Four print books and seven eBooks, published through Peachpit, Craft&Vision, and also…
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Sea Shell by Stephen McNally

    laurenscott
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:48 am
    Sea Shell by stephen mcnally The star image on the Digital Photographer website is Sea Shell by Stephen Mcnally, a long exposure of the iron sea shell in Cleveleys, Lancashire. We love the simplicity of this image – well done, Stephen! Remember that if you’d like to see one of your images named the star image on the DP website, simply register and create your gallery today! It’s quick and easy to do! For some quick tips on creating your own monochrome images, follow our black and white tutorial.
  • Top five expert tips for action photography

    laurenscott
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
      © Damiano Levati For the professional sports photographers, freezing the adrenalin and energy of competitors is what drives them in their careers. The key to success is to know your subject and your kit inside out. Stunning shots in this genre are all about timing, reacting and being in the right place at the right time. Follow these tips from Damiano Levati, a pro action sports photographer from Ivrea, Italy and great shooting great action shots of your own. Know your subject Be experienced about what you are shooting. You need to know what the athlete is going to do and therefore…
  • Learn to see in black and white

    Matt Bennett
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Black and white tips 1 – Dramatic lighting In essence, photography is all about capturing light and the effect of light in different environments, and so capturing a scene with impactive lighting is a guaranteed way to add lots of drama to your shot. An easy way to do this is to simply time your shot when the sun passes behind a layer of clouds, as this will cause them to become back-lit, increasing contrast and emphasising their shape. This also works well when the sun is low in the sky. 2 – Strong composition A strong composition is the backbone to any attractive landscape.
  • Landscape photography tips

    Matt Bennett
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    Landscape tips Use a low ISO - Keep your ISO at its base sensitivity setting – usually ISO 100 – in order to capture images with an absolute minimum of noise. Maximise depth of field - Use a small aperture such as f16 to produce sufficient depth of field to cover the complete scene. However, don’t automatically use the smallest aperture available, as this can limit optical quality. Take a tripod with you - Remember that a tripod will be essential for steady shots when using a low ISO and small aperture value. Watch your horizons – Don’t be careless with your…
  • CyberLink release PowerDirector software series

    laurenscott
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    CyberLink corporation, one of the world’s leading consumer multimedia software companies, today announced the new line-up of its popular video editor series, PowerDirector. Unveiled at Photokina 2014, the PowerDirector 13 series introduces a suite of more than 100 dynamic design tools and effects that users can adapt to their specific creative needs, including uniquely customisable transition, video and audio effects. For the first time, PowerDirector now also integrates the new CyberLink Cloud service, for users to backup and share their creative projects and templates. Key Features in…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • 3 Secret Ways To Make Lightroom Smart Previews Even More Useful

    Lauren Lim
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    There’s an important new feature in Lightroom 5 that you might not be taking full advantage of: Smart Previews. We’ve been using Smart Previews over the past year and there’s a big tip that I want to share with you. About Smart Previews First, a little bit about Smart Previews: You can create Smart Previews of your photos in Lightroom 5. Once you have the Smart Previews, you will be able to view photos in your library, even if they are not currently connected to your computer. You can even edit photos that aren’t currently connected! It’s like magic! Once you re-connect a hard…
  • 51 Ways to Get People To Smile for a Photo

    Lauren Lim
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You could just ask them to smile. “Say cheese!” Photographers do it all the time. And (assuming they aren’t toddlers or teenagers) your subjects will probably comply. But there’s a big difference between the fake smile they’ll plaster on their face for you, and a real, genuine, spontaneous smile – one that came about because they actually were happy, not because they were told to pretend. I have a feeling that you’re the type of photographer who wants to go for that real smile. You’re awesome like that. Now getting people to that place where they’re naturally…
  • 12 Answers To Your Burning Questions About Shooting Raw

    Rob Lim
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:03 am
    Who ever thought that something called raw would be so scandalous? When we wrote the very simple article, 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Shooting RAW, we had no idea what was in store for us. Over the past couple years it’s turned into a giant, and gets the most views and comments and debates of any post on our entire site! Crazy. And while it has helped a lot of folks learn all about shooting in the raw format, and get better quality images from their cameras, it has also opened up some questions. So today I’ll be going over some of the most frequently asked questions and…
  • Whales in the Mist: How to Get Great Photos in Foggy Scenes

    Lauren Lim
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your boat bobs gently on the waves. It’s quiet, but tense, as the anticipation mounts. A massive grey whale is about to break the surface of the water only a couple hundred feet in front of you. Your camera is in your hands, ready to shoot. You’re totally prepared to get that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Except for one small problem… Fog. We’re not talking about a few light wisps either. No no. This is fog so thick that you can barely see the boat next to you. Fog that makes that whale tail nothing but a murky shape in the distance. “It’s very hard to get a shot, so don’t even…
  • Camping on Vancouver Island: A Road Trip in 60 Photos

    Lauren Lim
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Sometimes we’re so naive it’s hilarious. “Hey, wouldn’t it be fun to CAMP all across Vancouver Island for two weeks?” “Totally! But do you think it matters that we’ve only ever camped ONCE before (and nearly froze), and have NEVER been with our toddler?” “Probably not!” “Cool, let’s do it!” Rob and I are the same way: If something sounds cool and exciting we’ll dive in head first and figure out the details as we go. It’s made for a lot of great adventures (and more than a few great challenges). Most of…
 
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: City Of Small, by Thet Htoo

    IPA
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:06 pm
    There is a city called Yuzana Garden City about one and half hour drive from Yangon. This town is a home for 'Small', a slang for secret wives of rich men.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Awakening Yangon, by MinzayarPhoto Essay: Burma’s Hidden War, by Htoo Tay ZarPhoto Essay: Rangoon Dawn, by Kevin WY LeeYangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…Photo Essay: 燦射陰 /Sun-Sha-In, by Hiroshi Yamauchi(Visited 24 times, 24 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: While You Were Sleeping, by Oka Riadi & Gyaista Sampurno

    IPA
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    This is a join project between Oka Riadi and Gyaista Sampurno about night time in Bandung, Indonesia.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The not so highlands, by Gyaista SampurnoPhoto Essay: 4317 Km – No Reservation, by Gyaista…Stuff We Like: Follow these Tumblr blogs on Indonesian…IPA Street Photography Asia 2012 Contest Official WinnersPhoto Essay: Durian Days, by Kevin WY Lee(Visited 741 times, 525 visits today)
  • Reflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, China

    IPA
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Chinese Master Photographer Yang YanKang has finally finished his meditation on Tibetan Buddhism this year, a body of work he has been shaping for a decade.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Best Days, by Yang Seung-wooFlux Realities: A Showcase of Chinese Contemporary…A Diary: 6th Guizhou Photo China Original Photographic…Spotlight: North East Men, by Wang Fuchun, ChinaPhoto Essay: A.A.Mangkling’s Ngaben, by Tahnia Roberts(Visited 1,202 times, 196 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Que Huong, by Kiên Hoàng Lê

    IPA
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    With all the implications I am confronted with lots of possibilities but also inner and external borders. Que Huong is about my grandparents and Vietnam.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Suna no shiro, by Kiên Hoàng LêPhoto Essay: I Woke Up In a Strange Place, by Ajay MalghanPhoto Essay: Feelings & Similar Items, by Alex ThebezPhoto Essay: On The Toes, by James DuongPhoto Essay: IN AND OUT: An Iranian Journey, by Maria Teresa(Visited 1,046 times, 23 visits today)
  • Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar Photographers

    IPA
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Call for Applications – Scholarship Grant for Myanmar Photographers. DEADLINE: SUNDAY, 5TH OCTOBER 2014.Related Posts:Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Myanmar…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for Thai…Call for Applications – IPA Scholarship Grant for…IPA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAMIPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…(Visited 995 times, 59 visits today)
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  • 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
  • The Face of a Queen

    James Lee
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:52 am
    This sculpture is made from yellow Jasper, some time during the 18th dynasty (Egypt), during the reign of Akhenaten (1353 to 1336 B.C.). It’s on display at the Met in New York, part of a very nice Egyptian collection. Worth the trip. The Face of a Queen is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
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    Brent Pennington: Photographer

  • Simple Clicks – 24 Hours of Art Promos

    Brent Pennington
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    Back in early August I shot a series of promotional portraits for The Vintage’s “24 Hours of Art” event. As part of the event programming, participating artists were invited to the session for a series of portraits – we kept it simple, shooting on The Vintage’s stage and then against a standard white backdrop. The […]
  • And we’re back!

    Brent Pennington
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    What started as a website upgrade turned into a lot more!  (That seems to happen a lot…)  But at any rate, after a long absence from the web, I’m back and the site is live once more.  I’m still making photos, still looking for clients, and still in love with shooting portraits that really capture […]
  • Promotional Shoot – RXV

    Brent Pennington
    23 Oct 2013 | 7:00 am
    The very best photo shoots are the ones where the photographer, client, and talent are all completely in sync and the images coming out of the camera are spot-on, there’s real collaboration going on, and everyone is having fun. To be realistic, it’s the sort of ideal shoot – almost a nirvana – that’s hard […]
  • The Roving Photographer Art Show

    Brent Pennington
    5 Sep 2013 | 7:00 am
    Some news from my other website, where I share my personal work and talk photography: The Roving Photographer – local photographer Brent Pennington presents a collection of his personal work, which focuses on nature and landscape photographs from his adopted home here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Printed in a variety of mediums including canvas and metal, […]
  • Simple Clicks – Shawnee Craft Brewery

    Brent Pennington
    2 Sep 2013 | 11:00 am
    So this is where beer is born!  A few weeks back the Whiskey Bacon Traveling Food Circus journeyed out to Shawnee-on-Delaware, to the Shawnee Inn Resort, which is home to the Shawnee Craft Brewing Company.  (And that may be a record for how many times you can use the name “Shawnee” in a single sentence.) […]
 
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    22 Sep 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, September 22, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #103HUDSON RIVER #103: That "amazing-ring-of-gate-keys" I had been given by the Director of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Commission…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    19 Sep 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,…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, September 19, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #30SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, September 18, 2014Silk Road - Embroideries #87SILK ROAD #87: In this final #detail of "3 Trees" I am simply bringing you in ever-closer to the rendering of the trees. Not only does this #image really highlight the #stitching in the trees, you can…
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    Obvious State Studio

  • New Release: Glad I Met You

    Nichole Robertson &#38; 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 &#38; 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 &#38; 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 &#38; 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…
  • On Books

    Nichole Robertson
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    I remember the day Evan and I packed up our books.We were recently married, moving to the New York City suburbs, and in the middle of a purge-induced adrenaline rush. We parted ways with dollar store kitchen utensils, tossed all 90s fashion, and left our yellowed white couch on the sidewalk for bulk trash. We saved the books for last, because there were hundreds, and needed to clear the floors to make space for the task.It took longer than expected, because what began as packing with the occasional pause to reminisce about a favorite author, evolved into frantic searches for favorite passages…
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    The Art of Photography

  • What Would Weegee Do? Photography and Self Promotion

    20 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Today we've got a newer topic that I've not really covered on the show before, but I think is really important. Self Promotion and Marketing for Photographers Marketing and Self Promotion is hard. But I really want to find a way to help those of you who are trying to figure out how to do this better. In this video I'm going to look at two stories of famous photographers and how they handled this and made really unique careers and were good at selling themselves. Please leave me a comment and let me know what challenges you're having in this area - I'd like to come back to this topic once in a…
  • Josef Sudek

    13 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/josef-sudek/ Josef Sudek was a wonderful Czech photographer who had a great influence on me when I started out as a photographer. Born in 1896, Sudek's work can be divided into two distinctive periods. He started out as a pictorialist and then later his work becomes post-pictorialist going between several genre's including romanticism and modernism. But despite the category, Sudek's work is comprised of a compositional style that remains intact which is quite impressive for any photographer, particularly of his generation. Sponsors: Shutterstock Contributer…
  • Creative Process Pt 2 :: Macro Rings and the Pentacon Six Test Shots

    6 Sep 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Exposure Compensation Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Mu4i4csJchPO1Vdx872gUzZEF5iQ-lSD_ibGcasXbj8/edit?usp=sharing In this video we will continue on with part 2 of the creative process I'm using for my submission in my building's art show. Since I'm going after a very specific effect, I need to do some test shots to make sure this is all going to work out the way I wanted to. For the blurring effect I decided to use the macro extension tubes that I have for my Pentacon Six. Using extension tubes are a little tricky because you have to understand how it effects your…
  • Episode 200 :: Creative Process

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    We'll we made it to 200! Still blows me away that I've made 200 of the Sunday videos. There are actually way more than that when you consider the vlog episodes, Masterclass Live, etc. Thank YOU for watching! Now on to our episode for today. This is the first part in a full series on seeing a conceptual body of work from start to finish. I'm really excited about this. In our video today, we start at the beginning. This is the reseach and conceptual phase and I'm going to share how I go about this with you. We will check in on this project periodically to see how it goes. This project will…
  • Episode 199 :: Dorothea Lange

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    American Masters -- Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” premiering Friday, August 29, 2014 9-11 p.m. on PBS http://www.grabahunkoflightning.com/ http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/199-dorothea-lange http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://www.pinterest.com/tedforbes/dorothea-lange/ Dorothea Lange is perhaps one of the most important historical figures in American Photography. She started as a portrait photographer in San Francisco. This early work shaped her as an artist, but she quickly got tired of it. In about 1929, at the crash of the stock market, Lange became involved with…
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • New Member Shout Outs: September Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    We’re always keeping an eye on who’s developing their sites with us, customizing their templates and uploading fantastic work. This month we’re proud to show off four great photographers and PhotoShelter sites that we discovered while scouring through our new members. Take a look at these four different templates and discover how you can utilize them to show off your work. The College of Brockport Name/Site: The College of Brockport Photographic Services PhotoShelter template: Promenade Member since: August 15, 2014 Location: Brockport, NY Specialty and background: Matthew…
  • No Fear SEO

    Allen Murabayashi
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The concept and practice of Search Engine Optimization has been around for years, but for many of us, SEO continues to evoke thoughts of black magic. This is in part, I believe, because we don’t first understand the problem and how it affects our businesses. But have no fear! I will be talking about SEO with Agency Access’ Amanda Sosa Stone and Go-SEO’s Blake Discher tomorrow, September 23, 2014, on a free webinar. You can register here. The Problem The best way to understand the power of SEO is by thinking how you use search engines. Maybe you’ve recently search for a…
  • Danny Clinch’s new book & Flickr’s 20 Under 20 – #ILovePhoto Ep. 33

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    Download the podcast This week: Iranian photography Newsha Tavakolian tells rich patron Edouard Carmignac to take back his 50,000 euro prize to protect her artistic integrity, Flickr announces its inaugural 20 under 20 list, and a $19,500 Leica with no screen??!? Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 0:30 Luminance Talks at Photoville 2:00 Newsha Tavakolian returns 50,000 euro prize to maintain artistic vision 4:58 Ashley Gilbertson takes photos of a video game 8:05 Ashley Gilbertson’s fallen soldier’s bedrooms 10:32 The Washington Post…
  • Not good at social media? These 4 tips will work on every platform

    Deborah Block
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Over 1 billion people use Facebook. Twitter has over 600 million active registered users. Instagram has over 200 million active monthly users, and LinkedIn comes in at 300 million. One could argue that social media is in fact the glue that creates highly sticky user interaction on the web. Companies are amassing millions of users online with the ability to broadcast messages more frequently and more inexpensively than ever before. Celebrities are communicating with fans; news outlets are breaking stories, and photographers are finding that they can enter the social conversation by simply…
  • Students! We Want to Feature Your Work in Selects – Submit Here

    Sarah Jacobs
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Calling all photography students! It’s the start of the fall semester and we know you’re hitting your nose to the grindstone, which is why we want to highlight your hard work in the Sept. 26th Selectsemail. Selects is an opt-in, bi-weekly email showcasing awesome imagery from some of PhotoShelter’s most talented members. For this special edition we’ll be featuring work from those in school honing their craft, and emerging onto the photo scene. We’re excited to announce that our special guest curator, who will be choosing the featured images, is APA LA’s…
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    Tarun Chandel's Photoblog

  • Then I glanced at upon that hill

    Tarun Chandel
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    As I was moving along the road I glanced upon that hill and for some strange reason I got drawn toward it.Tarun Chandel
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial

    Tarun Chandel
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:57 pm
    1 Safadarjung Road Delhi - Indira Gandhi Memorial Indira Gandhi Memorial, New Delhi Indira Gandhi with Priyanka Gandhi Indira Gandhi US in silhouette, New Delhi Indira Gandhi's Letter to Mahatama, New Delhi Bangladesh Free Banks Nationalised Indira Gandhi Study Room Indira Gandhi Last Saree, New Delhi Indira Gandhi walking, where she was shot Last Steps - Indira Gandhi Memorial, New DelhiTarun Chandel
  • Kharghar Heights Navi Mumbai

    Tarun Chandel
    6 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them. They have too much to take in, I suppose.- Ruskin BondKharghar Heights Navi MumbaiTarun Chandel
  • Freedom

    Tarun Chandel
    4 May 2014 | 6:03 pm
    सुबह की किरणो को रोकें जो सलाखें है कहाँजो खायालों पे पहरे डाले वोह आँखें है कहाँपर खुलने की देरी है परिंदे उड़ के चूमेंगेअसमानआज़ादियान, मांगे ना कभी मिले जो छीने वही जीले- उड़ानTarun Chandel
  • Museum are fun places

    Tarun Chandel
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
    Museums are fun places, the reason I say that is it gives me a feeling of time travel. It makes me marvel at the things that we take for granted in our day to day life. Like the phone that I have in my hand and through which I am writing this post. It is a small powerful device but I have had my moments of frustration with it: slow response, hanging up, bad connections, and many more. Yet I wonder what would the users of the phones that I saw in the museum would feel about this phone. Or even how cumbersome it would have been if I had to use such phones. Old fixed line phone. Probably needed…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #7

    djn1@chromasia.com
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    A shot of Tiggy, taken during our recent trip to Bulgaria. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 2.49pm on 30/7/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • beach art

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    If you've already taken a look at the original you'll know that I took a few liberties with this one, mostly in terms of blurring the clouds, but also in terms of tidying up the foreground and horizon. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 3.09pm on 21/7/14 Fujifilm XT-1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/5.6 1/500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #6

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Another portrait of Tabby, chilling out with one of her workbooks we brought over for the summer. capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.57pm on 9/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/250 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014 none minor
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #5

    djn1@chromasia.com
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:14 am
    Our trip to Bulgaria certainly seems to be agreeing with Tabby :) capturedcameralensapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.00am on 7/8/14 Fujifilm XT-1 35mm f/1.4 XF R f/2.0 1/280 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Iridient DeveloperPhotoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Bulgaria (Summer 14) #4

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    It's difficult to describe the experience of being and living in Bulgaria, but this shot captures some of its flavour: taken during a recent trip to a local waterfall for a barbecue. Libby's in the foreground, and our good friends Andy, Petsi and their young son Mario are in the background (along with Finley, our eight year old). capturedcameraapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 4.16pm on 7/8/14 Fujifilm X100S f/4.0 1/80 aperture priority +0.0 average 200 no RAW Iridient Developer Photoshop CC 2014…
 
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    The New Camera

  • Sigma Will Not Make Mirrorless Camera

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:11 pm
    According to Kazuto Yamaki CEO from Sigma Sigma twice confirmed that they are not in the mood to develop an interchangeable mirrorless system yet and on the lens side they will continue to make lenses for APS-C sensor and FF based DSLRs and but they have no plan to develop Fullframe Sony E-mount lenses. STAY WITH Continue reading Sigma Will Not Make Mirrorless CameraRelated Posts:Sigma have no plans to Introduce FullFrame CameraSigma is Ready to Make Cine LensesNext Sigma DSLR to feature dp2 Quattro SensorMore Confirmation: New Art Lens from Sigma Coming SoonSigma FullFrame Foveon sensor and…
  • Nikon Will Not Develop Large Sensor Mirrorless Camera

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:06 pm
    During an interview Nikon representatives told to amateurphotographer.co.uk that Nikon is not in the mood to develop large sensor mirrorless camera, according to him… Take a look at the key points of the inter-view - The market is growing moderately, but that’s on a very small scale [in relation] to the size of the [overall] market. - In terms Continue reading Nikon Will Not Develop Large Sensor Mirrorless CameraRelated Posts:Nikon J2 Coming on AugustBest selling mirrorless and DSLR cameras in Japan for 2012Nikon Mirrorless J3 and S1 Coming on JanuaryNikon New Entry Level DSLR is…
  • Canon Zoom Camera with Big Sensor Coming

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    According to Canon china Canon is working on big sensor compact camera with high magnification zoom lens, take a look at the press text below In addition, Canon is also developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of large sensors and high-zoom lens, further redefining the standard for high quality high zoom Continue reading Canon Zoom Camera with Big Sensor ComingRelated Posts:Canon Rumor Roundup – Photokina 2014Panasonic M4/3 Compact Camera ComingCanon powershot with 1 inch sensor comingCanon India – Something Big is ComingCanon cameras we’d like to…
  • Panasonic FZ1000 at DxO Mark Lab

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    DXO Mark Lab just published the score the 1 inch sensor based Panasonic FZ1000 camera, you should know that all the three camera tested by the DXO Mark Lab are using the same sensor developed by Sony, so the difference in data may be due to the type of lens system and image processor used Continue reading Panasonic FZ1000 at DxO Mark LabRelated Posts:Same Sensor inside Panasonic FZ1000 and Sony RX10Panasonic FZ1000 Sample Images and Zoom DemoPanasonic LX8 will use FZ1000 SensorPanasonic FZ1000 Specification Leaked, Coming SoonPanasonic M4/3 Compact Camera Coming
  • Now Shoot 6.5K With ALEXA 65

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Now 4K is old and 6.5K wave is started by newly announced ALEXA 65, the ALEXA 65 features newly developed A3X CMOS sensor inside it which is made up of three sensors with a total imaging area of 54.12mm x 25.59mm, the sensor gives you a recordable resolution of 6560 x 3102 pixels, with a Continue reading Now Shoot 6.5K With ALEXA 65Related Posts:Blackmagic Designs Announced Cinema CameraCanon EOS C300 System for Hollywood professionalsCanon 1DX Mark II and Canon 5D Mark IV Coming on Q1 of 2015A Detailed Look – Blackmagic URSA and CFast CardsNew Red Dragon with 6K output and + 3 F STOPS
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Coinaphoto Call for entries

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    hether you fancy yourself as a professional photographer or just enjoy snapping away, our Coinaphoto Memories Competition is for you! We’re offering total prizes worth $1000. Simply share your interpretation of our chosen theme – ‘Memories’ by publishing photos in the Coinaphoto Public library. Step by Step guide to enter competition: 1) Sign up to […]
  • 2014 Aviation Week Photo Contest

    admin
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    Aviation Week’s Photo Contest, now in its 23rd year, has established the standard for international aerospace photography competitions. More than 200 photographers vie every year to have their work recognized as the “Best of the Best.” Eligibility: The contest is open to any photographer, amateur or professional who is at least 18 years of age. […]
  • PORTRAITS 2015 | International Photography Call For Entries

    admin
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    PORTRAITS 2015 | International Photography Call For Entries Contest Details THEME | PORTRAITS Our annual portraits exhibition brings artists from around the globe into the spotlight. A portrait is a visual representation that portrays the likeness of a person, place, animal, or object. All capture types and photographic processes welcome JUROR | DEBRA KLOMP CHING […]
  • Black and White 2014 Photography Contest

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:18 pm
    2014 Black and White contest is open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, Sudan or Syria. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: $25 for 4 images and $10 […]
  • Scottish Nature Photography Awards 2014

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Photographers from all over the world are drawn to and inspired by Scotland’s landscape and natural heritage. The Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrates nature, wildlife and landscape photography in Scotland One of our key objectives for the Scottish Nature Photography Awards is to encourage and promote emerging talent. Our “Student Scottish Nature Photographer of the […]
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Stone Ridge Estates Sunset

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:56 pm
    It’s been a while since I’ve done any landscape photos, mainly because my personal time at night is tougher since our newest addition to the family. She is 14 months old and it is a little easier to escape now so I’m hoping that I’m able to get back into regular landscape work. This recent shot tonight was taken on a tripod with my Canon 5d mkII camera, ISO 200 with my 70-200 F2.8 lens @ 200mm. I used a shutter release switch to assist with camera shake and I also had IS on the lens active. This is a single shot and edited in Adobe Camera RAW where I needed to bring up…
  • Billings Spit Park

    admin
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We had a couple of hours today to take the family to Billings Spit and wander around the rocky beach and ocean. I’ve been there a couple of times before to shoot landscapes, but this was a new location for the rest of the crazy family. I brought along my reflector and camera, not sure if I would be able to catch much as the sun was high in the sky, you know, the terrible afternoon woes of too much harsh light and shadows, but was pleasantly surprised with the amount of open shade where the car was parked. With some nice back-lit leaves, an open lens and about 5 minutes of attention,…
  • Barrett Family

    admin
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    I’ve known this family for just over a year now. The dad and I crew together at RCM-SAR and we spend considerable amount of time training on the water. The mom and my wife have play dates often with the little ones and get to talking, which is how this evening began last week. They saw a few of our shots we did for the girls birthdays at the training centre in East Sooke. A place with lots of trees and grassy fields and loved the outcome of those images, so naturally they thought it would be a great location for them to have a family shoot. Paul is very much like me, prefers to be…
  • Easter Photo Session with Kids

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:51 pm
    We saw some great weather this past weekend. The trees are starting to bud, lawns and grasses need to be cut and the flowers, the flowers around Victoria and Sooke are in full bloom! At least these patches of Daffodils in East Sooke. Heading to the old Glenairley property, which is now owned by RCM-SAR, allowed me to get the early evening light that I was hoping for with the kids. Dressed in their new yellow Easter dresses and armed with Easter eggs, we laid down a small blanket between patches of Daffodils growing between the grasses. The light couldn’t have been any better. The kids…
  • Real Estate Head Shot

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I’ve known Blair for a few years now. He is one of the developers of Woodland Creek, a nice new residential family subdivision in the heart of Sooke and now a real estate agent with DHF. Blair generally asks me to shoot all the new homes that they have built but was pleasantly surprised when he asked me to get some new head shots of him because he just became a Realtor. I brought my portable studio to a location we agreed upon and set up a two light, plus one reflector portrait set-up. I had a medium softbox camera right and a strip light which I used for a rim/hair light for background…
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Oser passer à la vidéo – 4 vidéos de formation gratuites !

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

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

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

    Guillaume Manceron
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:52 am
    Les vacances sont maintenant presque terminés pour bon nombre d’entre nous et il est temps d’attaquer la fin d’année avec le sourire, dans la joie et la bonne humeur pour cela on vous offre vos invitation gratuite Du coup, pour vous mettre tout de suite de bonne humeur, le Salon de la Photo de Paris 2014 et Photopassion s’associe une nouvelle fois pour vous offrir vos invitations gratuites ! Vous n’aurez aucune excuse de ne pas vous rendre à cet évènement incontournable de la photo en France. Pour obtenir vos invitations gratuites, rien de plus simple :…
  • Reportage Photos – Le Tour de France

    Celine Manceron
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Quand on me parle du Tour de France, cela m’évoque de nombreux souvenirs, notamment de la caravane J’ai eu l’occasion de les voir plusieurs fois passer, que ce soit en Dordogne, en Pyrénées Atlantique, et plus récemment, il y a 4 ans, prêt de Palaiseau. Cette année, quand le tracé du tour a été annoncé, nous avons tous été très surpris de voir une épreuve en Dordogne entre Bergerac et Périgueux. Et la surprise a été encore plus grande quand on a découvert que le seul contre la montre du tour passait devant la maison de famille, dans la fameuse côte de…
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    Stay Focused

  • What a View

    Arnie Lee
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Wide Angle to the Extreme It’s eye-catching when I see a photo that “bends” the horizon. This bend comes from the camera’s lens. Use a very wide angle lens and you’ll see the curved “barrel” distortion on the images. One well-known type of wide angle lenses is the fisheye. These lenses typically have a field of view approaching 180 degrees – allowing you to capture the entire scene in front of the camera. Until recently, fisheye lenses were expensive. I have one that cost well over $1500. But when I was looking for an ultra-wide angle for my…
  • The Sony A6000 Mirrorless

    Arnie Lee
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    My 6300-Mile Field Test On our recent vacation, my camera of choice was Sony’s newest mirrorless camera. While I also brought a much larger Nikon D700 conventional DSLR, I relied mostly on the the Sony A6000. As a comparison, I captured about 150 images with the Nikon D700 and more than a thousand images with the Sony A6000. My setup was the A6000 coupled with Sony’s 18-200mm lens. This combination is lightweight and compact, produces quality images and just happens to fit beneath the driver’s seat for fast, convenient access. Hopefully, the following photographic sampler…
  • Vacation Time

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Documenting the Memories I have to admit that I like vacations. I especially like the ones where we drive and see many different scenic parts of our vast country. Having just returned from another such jaunt, I’ve already recovered from being away from home these past few weeks. Here’s a look back to some of the photos that I took on the trip. On this vacation we drove some 6300 miles and took in some wonderfully gorgeous areas including the Tetons, Yellowstone, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, San Diego, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Mesa Verde and finally Rocky Mountain National…
  • A Simple Photo Gallery

    Arnie Lee
    25 May 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Showing Off Your Photographs Digital gives us the opportunity to take hundreds and hundreds of photos for almost no cost at all. This is an amazing turnaround compared to the price of using film cameras that had a processing charge saddled to each roll of film that we shot. So what are we doing with all of these “free” photos? Are they sitting on the SD memory card or cell phone? I’m sure that my friends and relatives are impressed as I flick through the tiny screen to show them my recent vacation shot – NOT! Well, to be frank, my fingers are tired of flicking the…
  • Earth Day 2014

    Arnie Lee
    20 Apr 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Earth Day 2014 …crawling forward at a snail’s pace   “April 22 marks the 44th anniversary of the first Earth Day. This topic has been on my mind so much so that I’ve written and rewritten this article several times over the years. Here is my recollection of some of the thoughts that have followed me since this movement was in its infancy.” As April arrives each year I’m reminded of Earth Day. This year I’m dumbfounded as I have yet to read, hear or see mentioned anything about Earth Day. I suppose the environment has taken a back seat to events…
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    The Creative's Corner

  • September Wallpaper For You

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

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Stock photography used to be a great source of income for many photographers, and some made all of their money from stock. But things have changed over the past few years. The stock photography industry had gone through major changes due to five main factors: Photography went from film to digital. Microstock sites came into being. Royalty free images were offered. Getty Images’ embed feature lets people use images on blogs and social media for free. Some claim this was meant to put the small stock agencies out of business as their main income is from sales to blogs and social media…
  • Do you need photographs for your business? Then you need to know this

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Your company needs a photograph of your town for a brochure you’re going to use to promote your business. You contact a photographer who supplies you with the perfect photo. When you get the brochure printed up, the photograph looks so good you decide to put it on your website. A week later you receive a bill from the photographer for several hundred, or thousand, dollars for the right to use it on the website. But wait, you paid the photographer to use the photo; you should be able to use it any way you want, right? Wrong. It all depends on what rights you purchased. It can be an…
  • August Computer Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    9 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    I just put up the computer wallpaper for August. After several days of rain, mushrooms popped up everywhere at the Lamar Haines Wildlife Area near Flagstaff. These tiny mushrooms were growing out of a fallen log. Head on over and get your copy of this month’s wallpaper at www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • What To Charge For Your Prints

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:58 pm
    An opportunity has presented itself, and you are asked to sell your prints in a gallery or a business. But what should you charge? Set your prices too low, and you’ll go broke. Too high, and no one will buy. What is a realistic balance? The answer to that question is as much magic as science. The problem is that there isn’t a hard and fast rule to determine pricing. Instead, it’s what the market will bear. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to setting a print’s price: What does it cost to make a print? Download my Cost Estimator spreadsheet to see what it…
 
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • A Stormy Night

    Michael Frye
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Lightning over Bishop and the Owens Valley, CA, USAOver the weekend Claudia and I made our annual pilgrimage to the Millpond Music Festival in Bishop, over on the eastern side of the Sierra. This is the 15th consecutive year we’ve attended this festival. Hanging out with friends, listening to music underneath the high peaks of the Sierra, made for a wonderful, relaxing, fun weekend. And as a bonus, I got to photograph some interesting weather. The land around Bishop is semi-desert, so it doesn’t get much rain. We’ve been sprinkled on a couple of times at Millpond, but had…
  • Fire and Half Dome

    Michael Frye
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Meadow Fire burning in Little Yosemite Valley at night, with Half Dome on the left, Yosemite; 9-7-14, 8:44 p.m.Sunday afternoon Claudia and I saw dramatic images on the Yosemite webcams of a fire in Little Yosemite Valley. We’ve had many fires around here the last two summers, and I’ve made plenty of fire photographs. But how often can you photograph a fire next to Half Dome? We decided to head up to Washburn Point (near Glacier Point) to take a look. The origin of this fire is officially under investigation. The park service has been letting the lightning-caused Meadow Fire burn…
  • In the Heat of the Night

    Michael Frye
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Moonlit sand dunes and the Milky Way, Death Valley. This is the photograph I originally envisioned from Death Valley, with dunes lit by the setting moon and the Milky Way above. (20 sec. at f/2.8, 6400 ISO)Where do you go to escape the crowds on Labor Day weekend? How about Death Valley, where the temperature was forecast to be 112 degrees! That should keep the tourists away. Okay, escaping the crowds wasn’t really the motivation for going to Death Valley in August. I had an idea for making a photograph with low-angle moonlight illuminating the sand dunes, and the Milky Way above. The moon…
  • Yosemite Meditations Tenth Anniversary Edition

    Michael Frye
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:17 pm
    In the early 2000s, my wife Claudia – then manager of The Ansel Adams Gallery – saw the need for small, inspirational books for the Yosemite visitor. She worked with Steve Medley, the president, publisher, and editor for the Yosemite Association (now Yosemite Conservancy), to find meaningful quotes about nature, conservation, and Yosemite, and pair those quotes with my photographs to create the original Yosemite Meditations book. Since then, Yosemite Meditations has gone through several reprints, and spawned two companion volumes: Yosemite Meditations for Women, and Yosemite Meditations…
  • Photographing Bodie

    Michael Frye
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    “Swayback” building at night with the Milky Way, Bodie. While helping some members of our group photograph this building I set up my own camera as well. I put tissue paper over a flashlight to act as a diffuser, then stuck my hand through a gap in one of the walls to light the interior of the building during the 20-second exposure for the stars.As promised, here are some of my recent photographs from Bodie. Bodie, if you’re not familiar with it, is just north of Mono Lake, and is billed as the best-preserved ghost town in the United States. Bodie is now a state park, and a…
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    Photography Bay

  • Lowepro Launched New Camera Bags, Backpacks and Cases

    Eric Reagan
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Lowepro Pro Trekker Series New Models Lowepro has released several new camera bags, backpacks and cases. Lowepro ProTactic Series The ProTactic Series delivers the new ProTactic 350 AW and the ProTactic 450 AW. Both bags are aimed at professional use and are designed to carry 1-2 DSLRs, several lenses and a laptop. The Lowepro ProTactic Series is priced at $199.95 and $249.95 for the 350 AW and 450 AW, respectively. Check them out here at B&H Photo. Lowepro Hardside Series The Hardside Series is a highly protective and versatile solution for studio, location and traveling photography…
  • Fuji XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Lens for $599 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    B&H has the Fuji XF 55-200mm f/3.5-4.8 R LM OIS lens for $599 (reg. $699). Check it out here at B&H Photo. Please note that you must click on the “Price” button to see the discounted price in your cart. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens for $1259 – Deal Alert Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR Lens for $124.95 – Deal Alert Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Lens for $199 – Deal Alert
  • SanDisk microSD Card Sale at B&H

    Eric Reagan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    B&H is having a 1-day sale today, September 22, 2014, on SanDisk Ultra microSD cards with 16GB cards for $10.95, 32GB cards for $17.95 and 64GB cards for $30.95. 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: SanDisk Announces 4K-Capable 64GB Extreme PRO microSD Card SanDisk SD Card Sale – Now Thru Friday, May 31 SanDisk Memory Card One Day Only Sale
  • Canon 70D for $1049 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:29 pm
    ebay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Canon 70D with EF-S 18-135mm IS STM lens for $1049.99 (reg. $1549.99) in limited quantities. Check it out here on ebay. Note: This 70D is labeled as an import item and technically not eligible for Canon USA warranty under Canon’s gray market policy. At the time of this post, ebay seller ElectronicsValley has a positive feedback rating of 99.6%. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon Rebel SL1 w/ 18-55mm and 75-300mm Lenses for $539 – Deal Alert Canon 1D X for $4999…
  • Canon 5D Mark III for $2592 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:24 pm
    ebay (via getitdigital) has the Canon 5D Mark III for $2592.42 (reg. $3399) in limited quantity. Check it out here on ebay. Please note: This is probably a gray market camera or it was part of a kit that the seller broke up to sell separately at a discounted rate. At the time of this post, ebay seller getitdigital has a 99.3% positive rating on ebay. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326 Related posts: Canon EOS 5D Mark III for $2574 – Deal Alert Canon 5D Mark III for $2574 – Deal Alert Canon 5D Mark III for $2559 –…
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  • Weird, Wacky, and Odd: Monkey Buffet Festival

    Olivia Morley
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    A monkey drinks a soft drink during the feast of the 21st Monkey Party at the Pra Prang Sam Yot temple in the city of Lopburi province, about 150km, north of Bangkok, Thailand, 29 November 2009. The party is held every year on the last Sunday of November. Scores of monkeys take the buffet spread in their stride feasting with great relish on the finest Chinese cuisine the city can provide for thanking them of drawing tourists to the town. Otherwise the monkeys are considered a nuisance pulling down aerials and stealing food from street vendors. NARONG SANGNAK/EPA/Newscom. License this image…
  • Colorific Pictures: Royal Blue

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    USA, Arizona, Phoenix, Desert Botanical Gardens. Blue Chihuly glass star-like sphere sculpture against a night sky. Chihuly glass at Desert Botanical Garden. Jaynes Gallery Danita Delimont Photography/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos455297 As a beautiful combination of dark and bright azure, royal blue is deep and seemingly everlasting. The color was said to be created for British Queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in the late 18th century. With tinges of red or purple, royal blue is a color that is always unique. At Newscom, we have fantastic pictures of all…
  • Athlete in Focus: Mike Trout

    Ty Cobb
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout smiles on his birthday prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. Keith Birmingham/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Keith Birmingham/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaglobal215737 Mike Trout has taken every level of baseball by storm since turning pro in 2009. Well almost. For the first time in his short career Trout will be competing in the MLB playoffs. If he succeeds in the playoffs like he has in the regular season, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have a…
  • Pictures of the Week: Arrr Matey! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day!

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Title: HOOK. Year: 1991. Stars: BOB HOSKINS. COLUMBIA TRI STAR / Album/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: apaphotos490310 Avast! If ye don’t know already, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and if ye arrrrn’t talkin’ like me mateys, then yer be swimmin’ with all t’ other scurvy scallywags in t’ Kraken’s ocean! OK, OK, I’m terrible at pirate lingo, BUT that’s no reason not to celebrate all the great Pirate movies we love, with scenes and posters from Newscom’s partner, Album. From Robin Williams’ classic…
  • Politics in Pictures: Charlie Crist

    Ty Cobb
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    Governor Charlie Crist attend the grand opening of newest Hollywood field office in Coral Gables, Florida on September 04, 2014. Johnny Louis/JL/Sipa USA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: sipaphotosfour934007 As national elections are becoming more and more expensive, state elections aren’t far behind. A great example is in Florida where the gubernatorial is becoming one of the costliest in the nation as Charlie Crist tries to take back the office with the help of a new party.   Crist is no stranger to Florida politics first running in 1986 for the state senate seat, that…
 
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  • Fitness photos with model Adrienne Jordan

    Francis Specker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I spent a couple day on location around Los Angeles with Adrienne Jordan shooting fitness/life style photos. Adrienne is a travel writer and photographer and her work can be seen on her website: www.adriennejordan.com .
  • NYC Street Photography with the Sony A7

    Francis Specker
    10 May 2014 | 8:14 am
    Trying out the Sony A7 camera and the kit 28-70 lens on the streets of New York. Shot raw and then converted to black and white with Adobe DNG, Adobe Raw Converter, and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Divergent Star Shailene Woodley portrait

    Francis Specker
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Two looks, one high-key and one low-key, of actress Shailene  Woodley during a 10 minute photo session during a press junket for the film, "Divergent", at the Four Seasons Hotel on assignment for the New York Daily News. The typical press junket for a major motion picture is for the studio to rent out a block of suites at a nice hotel, usually the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can usually tell from a lot of photos if the photo was shot there as pieces of furniture or the same balcony view is used by the photographer. My standard procedure is to set up at least two different…
  • Greetings from the Met Costume Ball

    Francis Specker
    13 Jun 2013 | 6:44 pm
    Madonna Michelle Williams Nicki Minaj Kirstin Dunst Katie Holmes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Vivienne Westwood Jennifer Lawrence Gisele Bündchen Beyonce
  • What You Didn't see on TV at the Grammys

    Francis Specker
    23 Feb 2013 | 7:57 pm
    Riff Raff Takes A Selfie Chris Brown tries to shake Taylor Swift's hand Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham Adele gets squeezed by Dave Grohl SkyBlu and Nancy O'Dell RedFoo sports a GoPro 3 camera Kelly Obourne and Giuliana Rancic Kimbra Hunter Hayes makes an entrance Deadmau5 and Kat Von D 2 Chainz without any chains Quincy Jones and his girl group Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Rick Ross and his cigar Fun Travis Barker brings his family Rihanna Adele and Rihanna Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake Rihanna and Chris Brown Beyonce and Jay Z Katy Perry and John Mayer Jonny Depp
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • No image is safe : Bing Image Widget ( Updated)

    Paul Melcher
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
     by Jim Pickerell Microsoft’s Bing has created the Bing Image Widget making It possible for any Bing user to embed, free of charge, on their website or blog any images found in a Bing Images... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Brands will define pro photography for the next decade.

    Paul Melcher
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    There is a massive subterranean shift (no, not paradigm) happening right now in pro photography and it will define photography for at least the next 10 years. Like the movement of the continents, it... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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  • Mine’s in Route … Yours?

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
  • “The Print”

    Moose
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    It’s been a week since the premier of our film, Warbirds and the Men Who Flew Them and one question keeps flying in (sorry, bad pun, had to use it). During the broadcast Scott brought up the one thing I think so important for photographers to do wanting to get into aviation photographers, prints. I’ve had an outpouring of folks asking basically, “Really?” The answer is so brief but it conveys so much. I guess we should have defined “The Print” better but then, it’s the pinnacle of the whole photographic endeavor. Printing, sadly, is often resigned to…
  • Atlanta Warbird Weekend

    Moose
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Aviation fans … a great event is coming up in ten days. The Atlanta Warbird Weekend is a great event with great planes and great folks! It’s hosted by the Dixie Wing CAF, a name which might seem familiar to you because our spread on them was just published in FlyPast and we held the Spring Photoshop World Precon at their hangar. It’s also special because one of my favorite planes, the B-17G “Sentimental Journey” will be there. If you want a great time (entrance and parking is free) and some great photo opps (it’s a gorgeous field to shoot at), be sure to…
  • Think Tank Prod Mngr 40

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Think Tank at Photokina yesterday announced their new, monster of a case, the Production Manager 40. Now you might think it looks familiar, that’s because I use the Logistic Manager 30 for my Profoto B1 lighting gear. As can see in the photo above, the Production Mngr 40 holds 4 Profoto B1 units where the Logistics Mngr 30 holds 2. That gives you some sense of how big it is. So, you can carry your gear or ship your assistant around in this case with the utmost protection assured!
  • Wanna Make Money from Your Images?

    Moose
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Upcoming Issue for iPad & Android! Volume 17.3 Features: B News: The Business of Photography YOU can make it in the business of photography! I know you can, I have proof from those who I’ve helped as they succeeded. As you might imagine, just like anything photographic, there is lots of bad information out there about how to succeed and we’re going to correct that. In this issue of the BT Journal, I’m going to lay it all out, step by step so you can get paid for your passion. I’m going to kill myths and spell out the common sense in a way that you can adapt it to YOUR photography…
 
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    Chris Bohnhoff | Photography and Motion Blog

  • New Blog Location

    cbohnhoff
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:03 pm
    The New Chris Bohnhoff’s Photo World It’s been my good fortune over the years to photograph some subjects that people are interested in: wonderful chefs, organizations doing good work, fun events. So it’s a bittersweet thing to pack up this WordPress blog and move over to a new, blank platform. There’s a lot of work here that I’m proud of, and it’s fun to look at all the images made over the years. But technology moves on, hackers do their thing, and best practices must keep with the times. So I’m off to this new spot with a new look, but the same…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: Video Profile

    cbohnhoff
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    One of the great things about taking on personal projects is that you can push yourself outside your comfort zone a bit with less stress than there would be on a paying gig. Under normal professional world circumstances, shooting still and moving images can be a mountain of stress. Given the right pre-production (and budget), it’s totally doable, but it involves some mental gymnastics moving between the two formats. Lighting, composition, audio considerations, relating to your subject. . . it can be daunting. Unless you’re calling all the shots and you’re OK with things…
  • In the Woods with Forager Chef: The Stills

    cbohnhoff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Alan Bergo discovers some chanterelles One of the best things to come out of my time collaborating at Heartland Restaurant has been my friendship with Chef Alan Bergo. Currently a sous chef at Heartland, it was Alan who prepared and styled the dishes we photographed. But, lucky for us all, Alan also runs a beautiful, entertaining and useful blog called Forager Chef. Over the past months I’ve consulted with him on his photography (read: hung out while he shot some stuff, offered a few opinions, then helped him eat his subjects), and a couple weeks ago he was kind enough to join me on a…
  • Kitchen De-Classified: Video Work for Mystic Lake Casino

    cbohnhoff
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
    A couple months back, Mystic Lake Casino+Hotel revamped the look of their Buffet, the largest of eight (!) food options in the complex. While the makeover didn’t impact the food coming out of the kitchen, it did provide an occasion to talk about some of the things that their kitchen does that people wouldn’t necessarily expect from a facility that serves thousands of diners per day. Executive Chef Richard Fisher had seen the piece I did last year at the Minneapolis Club with their Executive Chef Hakan Lundberg, and they brought me in to get behind the scenes to show buffet diners…
  • Japan 2: Shrines and Temples

    cbohnhoff
    1 May 2014 | 8:15 pm
    Until recently (as in the mid19th century – recent relative to the history of Japan) Kyoto was Japan’s capital. Over the centuries thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines were constructed, representing the highest forms of Japanese aesthetics and architecture. Just amazing places to see. Turns out three year olds even like hitting the temples: koi ponds! Pooh-San had fun too.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Ask Ron: First Thoughts about the Canon 7D Mark II

    20 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II One of my readers asked me for my thoughts on the new Canon 7D Mark II, so here’s what I said… Due to the wave of new product announcements it may be a while before I get around to reviewing one, but on paper it sounds very exciting. The 7D was a revolutionary body when it was released and for quite some time until the 5D Mark III & 1D X came out, it really had some features (like Zone AF) that I really longed for. Now one thing I hated about the 7D was its very mediocre image quality due to its sensor (shared with the 60D) – it just had too many megapixels for…
  • Free Topaz Presets, New Product & Discount Offer

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
     Workflow Tips from the Pros on Topaz Adjust Topaz Labs is now offering FREE new presets and workflow tips for the latest release of Adjust that was recently released. The new version updates the user-interface to keep up with the great changes in the preview system featured in other Topaz products. It feels faster and more robust than its predecessor too! You can buy Adjust or any Topaz Labs product with my discount coupon code or you try it for free for 30 days. All New - Topaz Impression This is a very cool product that can create some amazing effects for your images, but it does…
  • Thoughts on the new Fujifilm X100T, X-T1 Graphite & More announcements

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ok, I’ll admit it – I’m a bit of a Fujifilm fan boy because I’ve had quite a bit of enjoyment out of reviewing and owning X-series cameras. As a result, I get excited to hear about what’s new when new models are released. Amidst all the hoopla around the iPhone 6 announcement, I almost missed this one! Fujifilm X100T Digital Camera The Fujifilm X100s is a very good camera that I enjoyed reviewing quite a bit. I was very surprised when I had discovered a new replacement was already being released. The full press release is here, but the highlights are an improved rear LCD &…
  • Canon Rebates and New Gear Announcements

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Click here to learn more about the new Canon Rebates and the latest hot gear released recently!
  • Nikon D810 & SIGMA 50mm Art Series Automotive Photography via Kelby One & Tim Wallace

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:45 pm
      Nikon D810, f/16 with SIGMA 50 mm Art Series, 1/200, ISO 100 Click here to learn more about my KelbyOne Discount so you can watch this video if you aren’t already a member! I had a chance to watch my friend Tim Wallace do his magic the other day on KelbyOne and it got me inspired to take my own shots. If you are a car photography fan I highly recommend you take advantage of my KelbyOne discount and check out these videos to learn more about how to create cool shots like these on your own! It’s fun and surprisingly easy. The only gear required is a DSLR with a good lens and a studio…
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  • Ruby

    Pamela Viola
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
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    Pamela Viola
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    From the curiosity series...Through the portals of dreams and memories there are curiosities.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
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    Pamela Viola
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    From the curiosity series...Through the portals of dreams and memories there are curiosities.© 2014 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Just So and A Hint

    Pamela Viola
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
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    Pamela Viola
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
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    » Kerry Garrison

  • eHow: Do You Understand the Relationship Between Shutter and Aperture?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous people, myself included, have written about the exposure triangle to explain how you need to balance ISO, shutter speed, and aperture to get a good exposure. The confusing part is that the triangle misleads people into believing that a good exposure is an equal mix of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Consequently, this isn’t […]
  • eHow: A Beginner’s Guide to the Aperture

    Kerry Garrison
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The aperture is likely the least understood setting on your camera. Shutter settings, for example, are relatively easy to understand – too long a shutter speed results in blurring. Same with ISO: Too high an ISO setting and you introduce digital noise. But learning how to use aperture properly is often confusing and vague. This week, I’ll try to explains it in way that […]
  • eHow: The Sunny 16 Rule For Quick Exposures

    Kerry Garrison
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to explore your camera’s manual exposure mode, but don’t know what settings to start with? While no two situations are alike, a few constants reliably provide a good starting point for photographers. The sun is one: While time of day, haze, fog and clouds impact the sunlight, a bright, sunny day has consistent light that you can depend on […]
  • eHow: RAW or JPEG: What’s Best For You?

    Kerry Garrison
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you want to start a heated debate anywhere, try to get people to discuss RAW vs. JPEG. I will admit to already being on the RAW side of the fence, with no going back for me, though plenty of people argue that JPEG is just fine. So let’s delve into the difference and see what […]
  • eHow: Learning to shoot in manual mode

    Kerry Garrison
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Here is my second article for eHow. This article talks about the different settings you need to know in order to shoot in manual mode. Today’s cameras do a really good job when in fully automatic mode, but in order to make the most of your camera you should learn how to use your camera […]
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    PetaPixel

  • Beautiful Short Film Shows Off the Impressive Video Capabilities of the iPhone 6 Plus

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Ben Canales, an Oregon-based photographer and filmmaker, wasted no time putting his new iPhone 6 Plus to the test once he had it in hand. As soon as he got it, Canales packed his bags and took to the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains to piece together a short film that shows you just how capable the iPhone 6 (Plus) and iOS 8 are when it comes to mobile photography and cinematography. The results are both impressive and inspiring if you’re the outdoorsy type — three days of adventure packed into a mix of slow motion, high def video and time-lapse sequences. As the owner of a video…
  • DIY: A Cheap and Effective Rig for Digitizing Negatives Using a Smartphone

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/gannonburgett/'>Gannon Burgett</a>
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to digitize your old slides and negatives, this tutorial is just for you. Created by Instructables user barkergk, this clever DIY setup uses minimal supplies, but leaves you with some impressive results. The items you’ll be needing for this little weekend project are PVC pipe, vellum paper, saw, ruler, drill, sand paper and glue. Once you’ve amassed your needed materials, use the ruler to determine the minimum focusing distance of your cell phone. Now that you know that, take the small section of PVC pipe and map out where the cuts will need to…
  • Creative Perspective Turns the Side of a Building Into a Stage for Dancers

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:15 pm
    If an art director approached you and said, “we want to capture two people dancing on the side of city hall,” you might think he was crazy. Then again, you might just give it a shot and wind up with something wonderful. The video above features dancers Amelia Rudolph and Roel Seeber of Bandaloop, a group that specializes in vertical dance performances, and it was all shot with GoPro Hero3+ cameras for the Art + Soul Festival in Oakland California. The building they’re dancing on is Oakland City Hall, and adding a bit of behind the scenes flair to the video is the fact that…
  • My First Cover: Photographing Andrew McCutchen for Sports Illustrated

    Coty Tarr
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Being a freelance photographer has its ups and downs, its pros and cons. We all know this going into it. One of the most exciting parts, for me, is that anything could happen, at any time. Most jobs we get come out of nowhere. And this is a perfect example. A couple weeks ago, on a Tuesday evening, I was zoned out on the computer catching up on retouching some photos – it was a slow week and that’s basically all I had going on. As I’m starting to think about dinner, I got a call from Brad Smith, the Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, asking if I was available to fly to…
  • Adobe Acquires Aviary, Will Push Mobile Photo Editing to New Heights

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/dlcade/'>DL Cade</a>
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Huge acquisition news just broke in the world of photography: the photo editing company/suite Aviary has been acquired by the imaging and design giant Adobe for an undisclosed amount. Together, they hope to make the world of mobile editing a more connected and capable place for creative professionals. Aviary’s editing suite is at the heart of many mobile applications (Flickr, for example) and Peggs used the post to give a small glimpse into how the Aviary SDK (software development kit) behind these apps will help improve Adobe’s ecosystem and add to the Creative SDK Adobe launched…
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  • Think Tank Photo new Mirrorless camera bag

    Nat Coalson
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:19 am
    Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced they have released a new color, Heather Grey, in its popular Mirrorless Mover collection of bags for mirrorless systems. Four sizes of bags offer a wide choice; from the smallest case, the Mirrorless Mover 5, designed for one mirrorless camera, on up to the largest, the Mirrorless Mover 30i, which will accommodate a camera, lenses, accessories and an iPad®. And don’t forget that by clicking on my link, every time you order $50 or more of Think Tank gear you will receive free gear with your orders. Enjoy!
  • 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.
  • New Landscape Photograph: Dawn at Canyonlands

    Nat Coalson
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:13 am
    The rising sun illuminates the crests of sandstone canyons and spires in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Fine art prints available. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
 
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  • Find the lobster in this photo

    BNS
    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanWhat you are looking at in the photo above is the ceiling of an underwater cavelet in Hawaii.  The bright red stuff is an encrusting sponge.  Most of the rest of the surface is covered by various kinds of algae.  The purplish blob in the center of all that red is not a clump of algae; it is a slipper lobster wearing a clever disguise.This is the Sculptured Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus),  a member of the Scyllaridae family.  It is said to be the most common slipper lobster species…
  • The Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

    BNS
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma)by B. N. SullivanThe Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray (Taeniura lymma) is one of the smaller members of the stingray family, Dasyatidae.  We think it's also the nicest looking stingray, sporting those wonderful, eye-catching blue spots.An Indo-Pacific species, this ray is found in the Red Sea, in coastal areas of the Indian Ocean, and around the coasts and islands of Southeast Asia.  Despite its wide distribution range, these critters are becoming scarce in some areas due to the aquarium trade:  their pretty coloration and smallish size make…
  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle, a Critically Endangered Species

    BNS
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)by B. N. SullivanThis is the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This turtle species inhabits all tropical and subtropical seas around the world, but its numbers continue to decline.The IUCN Hawksbill Turtle page notes: extensive subpopulation declines in all major ocean basins over the last three Hawksbill generations as a result of over-exploitation of adult females and eggs at nesting beaches, degradation of nesting habitats, take of…
  • Unspoiled Reef in the Red Sea

    BNS
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unspoiled reef in the Red Seaby B. N. SullivanThis is the kind of scene that divers' dreams are made of: a pristine reef in a remote location. We have been asked many times to name our favorite dive destination.  While it's difficult to choose just one location, we would have to include the Brothers Islands in the Red Sea among our top choices.  The remoteness of these two tiny specks, situated about 67 km (about 42 miles) off the eastern coast of Egypt, has helped to keep their lush reefs unspoiled.  The middle-of-nowhere location also attracts many large pelagic fishes of the…
  • All Tucked In: Clownfish in a Carpet Anemone Mantle

    BNS
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos)by B. N. SullivanThis cute little fish really didn't want to have its picture taken.  It was hovering above the tentacles of a carpet anemone when we first spotted it, but as we approached, the fish dived under the anemone's mantle to hide.I settled in at close range, selected the settings on my camera, and just waited. And waited. And waited some more. Finally the little clownfish peeked out (as we knew it would) and I got my shot.The fish is an Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos). I'm not sure of the anemone species, but I…
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  • Facebook Advertising For Photographers – Analyzing Results

    Georgia McCabe
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:18 am
    In today’s post, Georgia McCabe wraps up her three-part series on Facebook advertising. If you missed the first two, jump to the links below: How To Use Facebook Advertising To Boost Your Photography Business Setting Up Your Campaign Now for part III: Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Ad: Direct Link to Video   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hello, everybody, this is Georgia McCabe and this is Part III of my Facebook advertising blog series. And, today, what we’re going to cover is how to use the Reporting function to see the effectiveness of your ads. Before I do that, I want to first…
  • Training Tuesday – Lighting and Lens Focal Length, Holiday Cards

    Forum Admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Christmas and Holiday Cards –a complete resource guide Lighting Tutorial: How Lens Focal Length Shapes the Face & Controls Perspective:   Urgent—only 14 Fridays until Christmas!  So it is time for you to be talking about, showing and selling holiday and Christmas cards to your clients.  Let’s take a look at the resources H&H has available to help you design and sell photo printed cards:   1- H&H offers FREE Photoshop templates so you can easily produce beautifully designed cards. …
  • Optimizing Your Photography Website for Local Search

    Forum Admin
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Google – love it or hate it… your business can’t do without it. It’s not uncommon for more than 50% of a website’s traffic to come from Google or other search engines. If you run a business with local clientele, you want to be found locally when people are searching for what you do! For the sake of this post, we’ll use a Chicago photography studio, as shown above. Optimizing Your Studio Website The first step in local SEO for your photography business is to make some changes to your website itself. How will search engines know you are a studio in Chicago? By using those terms in…
  • Photography Training Tuesday – Lighting Ratios and Marketing Images

    Forum Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    In today’s Training Tuesday blog, we are going to talk about the following: Learn an easy way to create marketing images of H&H products. Tim Meyer on Lighting ratios   Creating Marketing Images for Photography Products It is important to show your work and show what products you are selling.  Here is a short video showing  how to create marketing images of H&H products.  We get this question quite frequently, so Bentley Skeie put together a short video teaching how to create marketing images of H&H products using YOUR images! Direct link to video Once you’ve seen…
  • 2014 Summer Photography Events Recap

    Forum Admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    As summer wanes and fall begins, we reflect on the events at H&H.  We had a summer full of hands-on classes and reconnecting with photographers at our summer soiree event! June 11-13 we welcomed beginning school photographers to H&H for our Schools 101 class.  This year the H&H school photography team took the class through the 2014 Fall School Season Checklist, a hands-on school shoot, basic sales training and much more!  Through this three-day training session photographers left with the basic tools to begin preparing for their fall school season. Jeff Edwards teaching about…
 
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    Free Photography Course, DSLR Lessons & Tips - Blog

  • Dusty Sensor Chips and How to Avoid the Problem

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    A reader and follower of FreePhotoCourse.com named Sarah sent an email to our general mailbox yesterday with a very good question.  We felt that our answer could be of value to all digital photographers with DSLR cameras, so we decided to post an extended "Tips" answer/article in our readers' forum and on this blog.So here it is!Sarah asked  "I just paid $120 to have my CMOS sensor chip cleaned because it was filled with microscopic dust and particles that were leaving translucent splotches on my pictures.  I've only had this particular DSLR for about 8 months and I…
  • Always Use the Fastest Shutter Speed?

    5 Aug 2013 | 5:16 pm
    A visitor to our site contacted us yesterday with an interesting question about shutter speed.  "Jim" is a newcomer to the DSLR world and is beginning to acquaint himself with manual exposure controls.  His question is logical, but he's missing an important piece of the puzzle.  Here is his question: "I'm a new Nikon SLR buyer and am in the process of studying and learning the ins and outs, and my question is:  Why not have your SLR set to 1/4000 all the time, what's the need to slower the shutter speed? Obviously I understand the purpose of slowing the…
  • Must Springtime Photography be about Flowers?

    15 May 2013 | 4:40 am
    Now that spring has FINALLY decided to stick around (we feel really sorry for the folks in the US northwest and midwest who had to deal with snow even as May settled-in) we thought we would revisit the idea of spring photography and what it means in terms of your subject matter.Nathan Anderson, one of our staff writers/photographers, decided to take his camera along on a spring photo shoot and see just what kinds of photo opp's he could find that exemplified spring.  Here's what he had to say about his photo day trip:"Well, first of all, it struck me as I began planning my day, that the…
  • The Dead of Winter

    24 Feb 2013 | 11:10 am
    As the Feb. 28 deadline nears for entries in our "Winter Magic 2013" photo contest, we've been busy reviewing loads of images that have been pouring in.  It's been a great experience seeing so many beautiful pictures.  Some of them are so spectacular and dramatic that even the winter haters among our team here at FreePhotoCourse.com, have grown to appreciate the beauty and majesty that God paints with his own brush...and yes, in all four seasons!We would like to thank all of the many casual and professional photographers who decided to participate and, being our very first contest,…
  • Spring Photo Opportunities

    25 Apr 2012 | 5:51 pm
    Spring Photo Opportunities No, this is not going to be a post about "cute cats", "cuddly little kittens" or "fabulous felines"!  But, looking at the photo, it's easy to understand why you might think that.  Despite all appearances, this blog post is actually an important reminder about looking for less obvious and more rewarding subjects when it comes to springtime photography.One of our photographers was scouting-out spring photo opportunities the other day, when something occurred to her that should be an important talking point for all photographers at this time of the…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • The Palouse In Spring

    Howard G
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    There seem to be two prime times to visit the Palouse in Eastern Washington / Western Idaho. The first is around June, when the various crops are in their early stages, with patchworks of abstract greens and browns (from areas being allowed to lay fallow), and the second is in August, when the harvest occurs.One of the bonuses of visiting in the spring is the possibility of finding bright yellow fields of canola in bloom.  Why do I say 'possibility'? The first reason is that there are not all that many canola fields and the second is that the canola flowers don't bloom for very long.
  • Squarespace - The Cons

    Howard G
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:12 am
    When I first decided to write a post about the cons of using Squarespace to build and host my website I actually had a far larger list than I do now.  Like any tool, it takes some getting used to.  Let me state at the outset that now that I have finished putting together the site I am extremely pleased with Squarespace overall and can VERY HIGHLY recommend it to those interested in building and hosting a website.I should add that the site is now live (which I guess you already know if you are reading this) at www.howardgrill.com.  Also, see my post about the 'Pros' of…
  • Squarespace - The Pros

    Howard G
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:57 am
    In my last post I mentioned that I had been looking for a template based web hosting service and that I had decided on  Squarespace after assessing all the variables I had mentioned. To recap what the important issues were for me:the ability to utilize a custom domain so that my URL could remain the sameat least half a chance of being able to import my blog so as not to either lose all the posts, have to pay to have the blog hosted elsewhere, or to have to start from scratchbe responsive….that is to say be optimized for mobile devicesuse no Flashallow for the storage and download of…
  • Choosing A Photography Website Host

    Howard
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:24 am
    A number of weeks ago I posted that I was considering putting together a new website. There were several reasons, but two which were of paramount importance: when I initially coded my current website using Dreamweaver there was no concern about how people might view the site on mobile devices.  The situation is very different at the current time and, best I can tell, optimizing a site for display on mobile devices entails quite a bit of work.Because of he way my site is set up, it is quite an endeavor to add images and thus it has not been updated frequently at all.  I need a…
  • Geometry

    Howard
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:51 am
    I have always enjoyed photographing objects, be they man made or natural, that have very distinctive lines, shapes, and patterns.  Recently, while in the Palouse, I had the opportunity to solidify this idea and make some photographs very focused on geometric shapes.  There are several that I took that I like quite a bit.  Perhaps they may be the start of a new photographic project? Farmhouse Door Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by EmailPermalink
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Real Wedding | Maryland | Baltimore Wedding Photographer Dennis Drenner

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Dennis Drenner, Baltimore, Maryland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Maryland Wedding Date: August 09, 2014 Client Names: Sujay & Rachel Real Wedding Description Sujay and Rachel were married at the Inn at the Colonnade in Baltimore. The couple met at John Hopkins Hospital, where they work. And though no doubt the lovely Rachel looks great even in scrubs, she was resplendent in the Indian sari she wore for the ceremony! After the ceremony they went outside for some quick portraits as the sun was setting, then off to the hotel’s elegant…
  • Real Wedding | Ireland | Ireland Wedding Photographer Bartek Witek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Bartek Witek, Ireland, Ireland Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Ireland Wedding Date: May 10, 2014 Client Names: SallyAnn & Philip Real Wedding Description Intimate Irish wedding in the sunny but also extremely windy Ardmore, County Waterford, SallyAnn’s home town. Relaxed and warm atmosphere during preparations gave me a clear picture of how amazing people will be around me throughout the day. Ceremony in the Saint Paul’s Church that was built in 1838 was very intimate. Strong, warm readings and amazing song performed by…
  • Real Wedding | Russia | Saint Petersburg Wedding Photographer Ronen Boidek

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 am
    Wedding Photographer: Ronen Boidek, Saint Petersburg, Russia Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Russia Wedding Date: July 12, 2012 Client Names: Katya & Anton Real Wedding Description Beautiful and elegant couple Katya and Anton celebrated their wedding in private and remote location near Saint Petersburg in Russia. Their style and unique way to celebrate their marriage created those images. Ronen. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Ronen Boidek | Saint Petersburg wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Ronen Boidek | Email: ronen@boidek.com | Phone:…
  • Real Wedding | Canada | Halifax Wedding Photographer Liam Hennessey

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Wedding Photographer: Liam Hennessey, Halifax, Canada Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Halifax, NS Wedding Date: October 18, 2013 Client Names: Jay & Melissa Real Wedding Description For as much as this was a wedding, it was also a celebration of Jay and Melissa’s family and friends. The attention to detail was there but the real reason for the event was not lost in the timeline of the day. They laughed, hard. They loved, a lot. They partied. All of them. Everything was perfect. Wedding Photographer Contact Information Liam Hennessey | Halifax wedding…
  • Real Wedding | Thailand | Thailand Wedding Photographer David Austin

    ispwp
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Wedding Photographer: David Austin, Thailand, Thailand Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Thailand Wedding Date: March 16, 2014 Client Names: Spiro & Kutchi Real Wedding Description Spiro and Kutchi our Thailand destination wedding. Thailand is a great destination, and the wedding ceremony was beautiful. Wedding Photographer Contact Information David Austin | Thailand wedding photographer, ISPWP Member Website: iStyle Photography | Email: david.austin.istyle@gmail.com | Phone: +61297872128 Wedding Photographer Contact Information David Austin | Thailand wedding…
 
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: 2014

    Larry
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Off The Record We are entering the last few months of the Off The Record Project. If you are new to the project, you can read about it here. Back To The 80s The latest addition to the series is one of the most-recognized album covers from the 80s – Van Halen’s iconic 1984.  The album went to #2 on the Billboard charts and remained there for five weeks!  Any guesses which album held the #1 spot? The famous smoking Cherub was created by artist Margo Nahas.  Anyone who grew up in the 80s will instantly recognize this image.  It was not without controversy – in fact, it was…
  • Off The Record: Rock and Soul

    Larry
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    Its time for another installment in my Off The Record Project and this time – its personal!  If you are new to the project, you can read more about it in the original Off The Record Post. Band Of Brothers I’ve always been a big fan of Hall and Oates.   They’ve had so many great albums, but my favorite will always be Rock and Soul Part 1.  I think I owned this album in LP, cassette and eventually DVD format – so I’m very familiar with the striking, graphical cover art.  These songs have always been on heavy rotation in the Lourcey cars, so it is not surprising…
  • Print Competition DVD Now Available

    Larry
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Ready To Up Your Game? There is no question that photographic competitions are one of the best ways to improve your photography. The bad part is, there can be a bit of a learning curve. I’ve seen both sides of the process, both as someone who enters competitions and as someone who judges competitions. After several years of judging, I’ve noticed that new photographers tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. I put this video together to help you get a good start.  Basically, it is all the stuff that I wish I knew when I was starting out.  Trust me, if you watch these…
  • Off The Record: Adude Insane

    Larry
    21 Apr 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Bowie Time The time has come to release another addition to my Off The Record project.  This time, we decided to take a crack at David Bowie’s iconic “Aladdin Sane” album cover from way back in 1973.  Brian Duffy’s original creation featured a startling portrait of makeup-clad Bowie in a version of his Ziggy Stardust persona. Seemed like a good one to work on! The Plan Aladdin Sane by Brian Duffy When I first started planning this series with my project partner Julie Spero, she told me she had the perfect person for a Bowie album cover.  Jeff is a friend of hers…
  • Off The Record: Les Adorables

    Larry
    12 Apr 2014 | 4:35 pm
    The Next Album As we work our way through the Off The Record Project, I thought it was time to mix in a fairly modern album – a movie soundtrack actually.  While the Les Miserables soundtrack isn’t necessarily an “iconic” album, it is definitely a very recognizable cover.  On top of that, it is actually a pretty cool portrait. Trying to survive the Hurricane! The setup was pretty easy- light the model and hit her with some air to make the hair fly around.  Turns out it took a little more air than I had thought.  By the time things were finished, we had her mom…
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    Echo - Pixpa Blog

  • Earning Smart with Stock Photography

    Pixpa
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:06 pm
    Every business that’s ever thought of launching an online website, portfolio or simply publicizing their business, the following question has been most redundant: “Where can I find images that are free and easy to download, without the associated hassles of signing-up or paying?” As a photographer, you would know the answer lies in stock photography. Dissecting the ‘Stock’ of the Lot So you’ve got a great photograph of the Champs-Elysees taken towards dusk? But you don’t really know how, where or what to do with it? Well, there are others like you. The smart ones are putting…
  • In The Spotlight: Marian Hammond

    Pixpa
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    This week, Pixpa.com had the pleasure to interview Marian Hammond, an extremely versatile photographer and filmmaker, in our interview segment. Marian is the co-founder of a communication and marketing firm, Brink Communication and manages to follow her passion for photography in her free time. Her work captures varied genres and reflects the passion with which he pursues photography. Here’s knowing her in greater detail. (View her portfolio at Marianhammond.com) 1.  How has your love for photography assisted you in your work at Brink Communications? I co-founded Brink three years ago to…
  • Drones: Changing the Face of Photography?

    Pixpa
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    Over the past two decades, technology has changed our lives in multiple ways. The drones stand next in line to becoming an indispensable part of our lives. The use of drones or the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), seems inevitable in nearly all  spheres of human activity. The use of drones has taken photography to a whole new level and is expected to widen the scope further. Professionals and hobbyists, both are increasingly using drones for aerial photography. Drones  attached with high-end GoPro cameras, enable photography from heights that are beyond human reach. Here are five  uses of…
  • In The Spotlight: Photo Tantra

    Pixpa
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:37 am
    This week, we’re in conversation with Photo Tantra – a team of Indian wedding photographers. Photo Tantra was started by Vinayak and Snigdha in 2009. There’s been no looking back for them since. Today, they’re counted amongst India’s top five dream wedding photographers. Being a wedded couple themselves, Vinayak and Snigdha understand the enormity and diversity of the emotions behind a wedding ceremony. Photo Tantra provides vividly customised and personalised deliverables with a contemporary touch. Widely travelled as well, they’ve covered about two hundred and fifty weddings…
  • Getting Your Wedding Photography Pricing Right

    Pixpa
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:07 pm
    For wedding photographers, pricing is an integral component of their photography business plan. It is how they earn their bread and butter. Since apt wedding photography pricing and packaging will determine your costs, profits, taxes etc – it can be a daunting task at hand. Contrary to popular belief – the profession is not all about hanging out at a wedding venue, sipping fine wine, taking great photos and simply editing them. It’s an intensive activity that requires photographers to be on their toes forever. As such, it’s essential to save yourself the anguish of working at…
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Polar Bear

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Polar Bear, Barter Island, Alaska. I’m back from a wonderful trip to the Arctic!  We had lots of polar bears, muskox, aurora and beautiful scenery – and, plenty of laughs thanks to a really fun group!
  • Autumn in Denali

    Ron Niebrugge
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Denali National Park, Alaska. Turns out I have a bit of internet – here is a image from Denali National Park – got here just before last light last night.  
  • Heading North – Way North!

    Ron Niebrugge
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Caribou, Denali National Park, Alaska. Heading off for a week and a half, and likely won’t have much in the way of internet access.  Spending the night in Denali tonight, then off to Fairbanks where I join a friend to help him co-lead his photo tour into the Brooks Range for amazing landscapes and northern lights, then on to the coast for polar bears!  Should be a blast!  Here are the details:  Northern Lights and Polar Bear photo tour.
  • Seward Waterfront Campground

    Ron Niebrugge
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Seward Waterfront Campground, Seward, Alaska. The campground along the waterfront last week – Seward, Alaska.
  • Bear Glacier Surfing

    Ron Niebrugge
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    Bear Glacier Lagoon, Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska. I can’t believe how much this place has changed in a month!  When we camped at Bear Glacier earlier this Summer, we kayaked along this stretch of river.  Back then it flowed entirely behind this berm and exited into the ocean almost a mile to the right of the frame.  But, after some substantial flooding last month, the river has breached the berm and now flows straight into the ocean. This change, has made a well know Alaska surfing spot even that much better!  I was there Saturday scouting for a client and watched head high…
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    Daily Ink: Behind the Lens - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • New Tutorial: 5 Things Most Wildlife Photographers Won't Tell You

    Chris Corradino
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Creating a beautiful image of an elusive creature is an exciting challenge for all nature photographers. Unlike the controlled environments common in zoos and farms, wildlife is fleeting. Since most opportunities last just a few short seconds, there is little room for error when the subject finally appears. Equipped with these proven tips and techniques, you can relive the experiences through photos you are proud to call your own. Read the full tutorial here. 
  • Random Street Scenes from Around Town

    Chris Corradino
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    This is a collection of street scenes captured over the last week in Manhattan. 
  • The Best Bag for Carrying a Mirrorless Camera and Ipad

    Chris Corradino
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:26 am
    For the last decade, I've used Lowepro bags to carry my camera gear including DSLRs, lenses, flash units and more. While this setup was perfect for that equipment, it's simply overkill for outings where I only want to carry a small mirrorless cameras and slim iPad. The search for the perfect bag was underway.I started my research online, but quickly realized it was necessary to actually test the bags in the store. Luckily, B&H photo is not far from where I teach at NYIP, so I strolled over one afternoon. The store has about 10 aisles dedicated to camera bags, slings, holsters, backpacks,…
  • Farewell to Summer, Cape May, New Jersey

    Chris Corradino
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:02 am
    Sue and I had a chance to escape for a long weekend at a beach house in Cape May, New Jersey. This is something we try to do every September as a sort of farewell to Summer. The town itself is full of photography opportunities with splendid sunsets, and charming beach houses. Many are painted with bright Crayola colors. I brought along a tiny 37mm Hoya circular polarizer to help accentuate these scenes.  On the first night, I found the colors of dusk even more spectacular than the actual sunset. The Olympus performed like a champ, focusing on my subjects in near darkness.  The next…
  • Photo Tutorial: Score Big! 6 Tips for Photographing High School Football

    Chris Corradino
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    It's back to school time and we're getting ever closer to the start of high school football season. If you've ever wondered how to best capture the intensity of this popular game, you'll find all the necessary tips and tricks here. Just because these aren't professional athletes doesn't mean they don't play hard. In fact, some of the best contests I've ever photographed were at the varsity level. Grab your camera and head to the sidelines.  Read the full tutorial here. 
 
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    PPA Today

  • Turning Grief Into Passion

    22 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    It all started on Feb. 4, 2005, when Maddux Achilles Haggard was born with a condition called myotubular myopathy. He couldn't breathe, swallow or move on his own. On his sixth day, his parents, Mike and Cheryl, made the decision to take him off life support. But first, they asked photographer, and then PPA board member, Sandy Pu?, to take black-and-white portraits of them with their son before and after they took him off life support. Four months later, Pu? received a call from a client's sister who was having a baby under similar circumstances. However in this instance, the hospital…
  • Top 10 Blog Post for the Week: 9/15 - 9/19

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Another Friday, another roundup! We're back with our weekly collection of our favoritephotography blog posts around the web. Here's the top 10:1. Canadian Newlyweds Nearly Hit By Train During Photo ShootSAFE & LEGAL: We've said it before, and we'll say it again, please don't hold photo shoots on train tracks! This article from MetroNews Canada details the close call one photographer and a newlywed couple had while shooting on train tracks. If you think it's not dangerous or that nothing will happen to you, take a look at this post. It'll make you think again! And if that's not enough,…
  • Free Webinar! Claim Your Niche: Nine Steps to a World-Class Business in Any Economy

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Dr. Lynda Falkenstein, the Niche Doctor, is joining us September 23 to help you distinguish your business from the rest of the pack in her webinar--Claim Your Niche: Nine Steps to a World-Class Business in Any Economy. This exclusive (and free!) introduction to Lynda's Nine-Step Process is guaranteed to help you build your business successfully through even the worst economic downturn. This is a rare opportunity to get valuable information on everything from marketing to sales tactics.Here at PPA we realize that while you love the art of photography and the process of taking beautiful…
  • Imaging USA Ask Me Anything with Mary Fisk-Taylor

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    World-renowned studio photographer, Mary Fisk-Taylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, ABI, API, is set to be the second host of theLoop's Ask Me Anything Series on September 22 & 23! We couldn't be more thrilled to have Mary on board to follow up to Booray Perry's inaugural eccentric and informative AMA Mary Fisk-Taylor has been with PPA since 1998 and has been the recipient of numerous awards including Photographer of the Year in 2007, Best in Show, Kodak Gallery, and Fuji Masterpiece awards. Mary will deliver her #BeMoreSuccessful program at ImagingUSA 2015, where she'll illuminate us on her…
  • Be a Speaker at Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta!

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:27 am
    You can see it now can't you? You're up on stage in the lights. Dozens to hundreds of photographers stare up at you, wide-eyed with their pen to paper. You move one to tears. Another gives you a hug after your program. Well quit dreaming and make it happen! If you've got something to share with your fellow photographers, PPA is looking for speakers for Imaging USA 2016 in Atlanta! And why not you? If you are a professional photographer that likes spreading the wisdom you've accumulated over the years in the trenches, we'd love to hear from you. Imaging USA is one of the largest photography…
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  • Professional Car Shoots Can Be Easy

    ferry
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/CIAS_2013_-_Honda_Urban_SUV_Concept_(8514701860).jpg Since becoming a freelance photographer, I have been called on many jobs that have been keeping me busy.  While most are quite enjoyable, one that really stands out is a photo shoot that I did for an SUV show.  While I have heard of classic car shows, the idea of a SUV show intrigued me so I quickly accepted.  Much to my surprise, there were many sport utility vehicle enthusiasts on hand showing their support.  I was able to enjoy the camaraderie and met plenty new…
  • The Challenges Of Photographing A Hunter

    ferry
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    I was recently contacted by a man who runs his own business as a hunting guide. Together with a friend they take small groups of people, usually teenagers, into the wilderness for weekend trips to initiate them into camping and wilderness life but in particular showing them how to hunt. They have been doing this for some time and have developed a small niche providing services to schools for underprivileged teenagers. They will take a group of 2 or 3 teenagers into an environment they have never seen before. It’s an extraordinary process. Some of these teenagers have spent their…
  • Amazing Vacation in St. Croix!

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Now, I know what you must be thinking: “Where the hell did Jake get the money to be going on exotic vacations?” Ha! I didn’t… though I probably shouldn’t be laughing … One of my best friends got married in St. Croix last week and he asked me to shoot his wedding! Congrats Charlie! I felt pretty damn honoured. He and his wife kindly offered to cover my expenses for the trip down, and pay for my services too! Even though I totally would have done it for free. So I was basically paid to have an amazing time in St. Croix with my friends. Pretty sweet if you ask me. The…
  • Budget Diaries: The Hard Truth

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    When I left my corporate job behind, I left the luxury and dependability of a monthly pay-check behind too. Even though I’m 100% confident that I have enough money saved up to be able to tide me over until I have a consistent work-flow, I’ve had to be extremely mindful of my budget and I’m still trying to save wherever I can. Even though I am a bit hard-headed I have to acknowledge that some people know more about certain things than I do. While it may not be as glamorous as travelling the world, photographing supermodels and working on your own time, some really great people work in…
  • My First Real Gig! Shooting Interiors

    ferry
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    When I told my mom I was quitting my job to be a photographer she looked at me like I was crazy. She legit looked like she was about to slap some sense into me. She asked me if I was sure, and asked if I had saved enough money to hold me over if I didn’t get any work. I assured her I had thought this through. I am a grown man after all. After a long lecture, she finally gave me her blessing. Phew! She must have really believed in me, because thanks to my mom, I’m now officially a freelance photographer! Apparently one of her close friends runs an interior design firm and needed a…
 
 
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  • promotion: Introduction to Close-Up and Macro Photography

    Neil vN
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Ed Verosky just released a new eBook, Introduction to Close-Up and Macro Photography. This guide will show you exactly how to get those close-up images of flowers, insects, and ordinary items.The following topics are covered: Close-Up and Macro Photography Gear, including gear which is really accessible to photographers on any budget. Lighting for Close-Up and Macro Photography. You don’t need an expensive macro photography flash kit. Gear and Techniques Comparisons. This is a great reference section which allows you to see what is, and is not, possible using various macro photography…
  • various scenarios: balancing flash with ambient light

    Neil vN
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:43 am
    various scenarios: balancing flash with ambient light Adding flash to ambient light – its’s a topic that can appear to be confusing. With advic that ranges from under-exposing the ambient light by a stop or two … or dialing FEC down for fill-flash, or advice that you should be metering for the background … it all appears confusing and contradictory. What we do, and the thought-process we step through, depends on the (lighting) situation we find ourselves in. There isn’t one blanket do-all method. No single piece of instruction that will fit every occasion. So…
  • photography book: Lighting & Design Portrait Photography

    Neil vN
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:28 am
    My latest book is now available for pre-order! Lighting & Design for Portrait PhotographyA follow-up of sorts to Direction & Quality of Light, this new book is available for pre-order on Amazon now. 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…
  • wedding photography – macro photography: options and alternatives

    Neil vN
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    wedding photography – macro photography: options and alternatives With wedding photography, I mostly use a macro lens just for detail images at the bride’s place – rings & jewelry. I do use a macro lens for detail photos of the rings. However, during the early part of the day at the bride’s place, I try to bring as little equipment as possible. Then carrying a macro lens for just a few detail images might just add too much bulk to the shoulder bag. Also, if your budget is constrained, then it might seem a bit much to spend that much money for a lens that will see…
  • what else is in your camera bag?

    Neil vN
    6 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    non-photography goodies in my camera bag / roller case Work as a wedding photographer isn’t just about taking photographs of key moments, or about the photo gear. Often enough it is up to you as the wedding photographer to help guide the day’s time-line and flow, and also just to help.  For me, wedding photography isn’t just a passively observed event where I take photographs. And if you shoot with a photo-journalistic style in mind, it doesn’t mean you have to remain uninvolved.  I’m there to record the day’s events, but also to help, if necessary,…
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  • その人との関係は順調に進んでいる事

    池田ァ
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    、直アドゴーゴーは女性の直アドを教えてもらうことができます。一人、 あなたは今どんな出逢いを目指して、 過去では、特に何も言ってきません。とても私に好意を持ってくれたようで。一歩下がって付き合うことが大切です。実はかなりおいしい出会いになるのです。 出会い系サイトを気軽に利用できる分だけ、 あなたは、 チャットだけならば以前からありましたが、非常に役立ちます。3歳年上の男性です。…
  • 「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ

    池田ァ
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:04 pm
    期待はずれになってしまった経験って、「エッチな出会い系サイト趣味友」は作れますよ。 無料出会い系サイトは全体的に利用する人が多いですから、同時に利用することで出会いのチャンスが、持っているということも伝えることが、なぜか男友達ばかり増える。 リアルな友達より、しないとうまくいくものもうまくいかなくなっちゃうって気が、異性になりますが、 返事が来れば、…
  • 「先輩」がいます

    池田ァ
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:34 am
    彼女は、無料サイトと有料サイトに分類されます。勉強とは違った事を、 複数のサイトを掛け持ちした際に陥りやすいトラブルに、 これは僕のような弾性から考えてもいいと思うのです。待ち合わせ場所までの交通費込みで6,000円を振り込みました。という意味です。段階的なものは、頻繁に会うのはNG…
  • 相手のプライベートに関する話を詮索するようなことは止めておきましょう

    池田ァ
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    どうにもならない場合、かなりずさんになっていると、そう感じてしまい、男の人たちになるのです。かなり刺激に飢えていたと思います。
  • それでアクセスが自由にできる

    池田ァ
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    ですので逆援遊び目的でつきあわされたり、本音でしょう。それらは有料と考えるべきなのです。 ポイントを支払うようにという内容になっているのですが、 プロフ・ブログ・コミュニティ等も簡単されているのです。結構な金額になります。そんなに簡単にはセックスフレンドを作ることは出来ないでしょうね。 だけど、 そして、 出会い系サイトでは健全ではない付き合いを、 稼いでいるチャットレディ達は、…
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  • Why I love film | Personal

    Melissa
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. It’s funny how things run in cycles. All things get old but the good things age well and come back (if they ever really left). For obvious reasons I will apply this thinking to my love of photography in general and film in particular (and those beautifully crafted machines that expose it called cameras).  In 2001 I decided to start shooting digitally for weddings since I saw the writing on the wall. I knew this digital…
  • A Sicilian Affair | Destination Wedding Sicily

    Melissa
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:34 pm
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  • Siracusa, Ortygia + Palazzaolo Acreide | Touring Sicily | Part 4

    keith
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:50 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 bus trip was planned from San Cataldo to Siracusa. What a fabulous idea, to get as many of the friends/family together for a guided tour of Siracusa and Ortygia. Siracusa is best known for its sites with some of the best preserved Greek and Roman remains anywhere. It was really helpful that the guide explained the historical importance of the area and pointed out all sorts of great facts. The Greek Theater was most…
  • Meet and Greet Sicilian Style | Wedding in Sicily | Part 3

    keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:48 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.After some very long travel from some very far away places – friends and family all came together to eat, drink and celebrate. I just love how great food and great wine are the center of so many of life’s celebrations. So what better spot for a meet and greet than in a beautiful wine shop located above a grocery store in San Cataldo? Who would know this little gem existed? What a selection of wine, grappa, port,…
  • From the beach at Taormina to the tippy top of Castelmola | Wedding in Sicily | Part 2

    keith
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:28 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. What a nice day trip to Taormina. When Keith and I eventually take our honeymoon (11+ years late) Taormina is a spot that could find it’s way back on our radar. The beach was just spectacular. The resorts looked gorgeous. The town itself is high above the beautiful beaches – one hair pin turn after another or a lovely little tram ride up from the beach. The cobblestone streets are chock full of churches, adorable…
 
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  • Shooting the Suspenders: great food for a good cause.

    Josh Fassbind
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Holy smokes! When opening WordPress to type this post, I came to realize nearly 4 months have passed since I last posted something here. All lot has happened in these 4 months but that’s not why I came to write here. The reason I wanted to post to my blog today is because of an improvized shoot I did yesterday in collaboration with We Like L.A. I’ve been in contact with Brian —the guy behind We Like LA— for a few months now and when he called me the other day asking about this shoot, I was immediately on board. The idea was to photograph Angelo and Thomas, two great human…
  • JAPAN: Tokyo.

    Josh Fassbind
    28 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I tell you about Tokyo, I need to set things straight. Before going, I had this preconceived idea in my mind (another one) about Tokyo: it’s huge, it’s futuristic, it’s stressful and that’s not the side of Japan I will like. I’m happy to tell you I was completely wrong. Is it huge? Definitely. Is it futuristic? Not as much as I thought it would be. Is it stressful? Might be, probably is on a daily basis but as a tourist I didn’t feel it. Did I dislike it? No, I loved it! Now that I’ve cleared the air, let’s dive into the exciting city…
  • JAPAN: Kobe – Kamakura – Nikko.

    Josh Fassbind
    23 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I hope you’ve been enjoying these posts about our Japanese journey. I have a couple more to write after this one: one about bustling Tokyo and the other about my general impression of this amazing country. But let’s not go too fast. First things first. Here is the fourth and last part of the trip before we returned to Tokyo. Kobe. I added Kobe to the list of cities we visited but we didn’t really visit Kobe, we actually experienced Kobe’s main attraction. Still taking full advantage of our train pass, we decided to stop in Shin-Kobe (Kobe’s Shinkansen station)…
  • JAPAN: Matsue – Ibusuki – Naoshima.

    Josh Fassbind
    18 May 2014 | 6:19 am
    Irasshaimase! Last time I wrote, I told you about our fantastic ryokan experience. After that unforgettable stay at ryokan Iwaso, we headed up to Matsue. We decided to go there to get off the beaten track a bit as I had heard from a friend it’s a place few westerners visit on a regular Japanese tour. Matsue. We weren’t disappointed. Matsue, although their tourist information desk is very effective and helpful, is not a city where you will see many foreigners. The highlights of our visits were the castle, which is one of the 12 in Japan that is not a replica, as well as…
  • JAPAN: the ryokan experience in Miyajima.

    Josh Fassbind
    7 May 2014 | 5:55 am
    When in Japan, I think the ryokan is a must-have experience. It gives you just a glimpse of what traditional Japanese inns must have been like many years ago. And what better place to experience this than the island of Miyajima, just South of Hiroshima. The short ferry trip from Miyajimaguchi to Miyajima is a sweet one. You can see the island and the Itsukuhsima shrine in the distance, it’s vermillion color standing out from the lush green background. The anticipation of seeing the famous torii in the water was great and I was quite surprised to find people walking around it. As it…
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  • Canon 7D II Announcement

    Ben Neumann
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    The Canon 7D replacement has been announced! The 7D II seems like a great upgrade to the 7D with improvements in every area! Autofocus, frames per second, 7D II has built in GPS, and the thing that interests me the most is the sensor. It has the same megapixel count as the 70D but according to Canon this is a redesigned sensor with improved sharpness and clarity. It’s no secret the Sony sensors in the Nikon and Sony bodies have been better than Canons sensors in terms of overall quality. I believe Canon has the best lens system on the market by far and I’m hoping someday their…
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    KEH Camera Blog

  • Preserving Heritage Photographs & Going With A Pro

    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 4Quick ReviewIn previous posts we talked about the basics of storing old photographs and documents, preparing your workspace, why create digital images of old printed photos, and a few of the tools you will need.Cross-EyedIf all of this sounds daunting to you, and you have the cash, consider delivering your heritage photos to a professional photograph conservator. Keep in mind that converting photographs to digital format takes time, and can be expensive. Be wary of quick-turn-around places. Suppose you have a few concerns about handing over your photographs to someone else. How do you…
  • Lightroom & Book Making: Auto Layout

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Series: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom®Post 37Making Your PicksWe are in the Book making section of Lightroom. Last post we talked about Book Settings. Here we are covering the Auto Layout section. In Preset, check out your options:Left Blank, Right One Photo, CaptionLeft Blank, Right One PhotoOne Photo Per PageUnder Preset you see two buttons, Auto Layout and Clear Layout. Once you have selected your preset choice, you can click the Auto Layout button, and Lightroom automatically fills the pages with the images from your collection, in the order you have them in the filmstrip. If…
  • Going Digital With Old Photographs

    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Post 3 I heard you want to become a photo preservation expert, or maybe just preservation savvy. Great! This and future posts will show you a few things you will want to know.The basic goals of preserving older photographs are:·      Goal I: Create beautiful original or restored digital images. ·      Goal II: Preserve original images and keepsakes in the best way possible.Why Go Digital?Digital images are easy to share, move and store in multiple places. Images that are shared are enjoyed! Digital images can be saved on different computers,…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you have been taking pictures for a while now you may be wondering how well you really are doing.  It's easy to see your progress in the beginning, but there will come a time when you need another set of eyes to help you see where and how you can make improvements to your work.  You may indeed need many sets of eyes to get to your best work.  This is where art shows and competitions can be helpful.  If you have never been involved with either the thought can be daunting.  I am no pro at either, but lucky for you I know people who are!  I will go over some of…
  • Competitions and Art Shows

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:42 pm
 
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  • Holiday tradition

    Tara R.
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:24 pm
    “It’s tradition.” “I know.” This was an overdue talk, but one I still didn’t want to have. “All I’m saying is maybe you could change it up a bit.” “Your grandmother passed it to me, and her mother passed it […]
  • Phoebe

    Tara R.
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    Phoebe helped the squirming Nash out of his car seat. Without looking back the boy ran towards the playground and his father. Trey’s fiancée, Coral, was standing beside him, her periwinkle blue eyeshadow flashing like neon. A sour lump formed […]
  • Like a phoenix

    Tara R.
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    Surviving pestilence and plague, vandals and thieves, weathering blizzards and scorching sun, floods and drought, still I rise, still I am restored, still I endure. Rising from the ashes, a phoenix among the flames, ignoring rules of behavior to grow […]
  • Hunk’a, hunk’a, burnin’ love

    Tara R.
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:32 pm
    Angela was kicking herself for saying, “Yes.” The hottest boy at Cannon High, Reese Greene, […]
  • Pirate love connection

    Tara R.
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Peg legged with eyepatch Ruthless high seas buccaneer Has fondness for Arrrrs Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!Filed under: Haiku, Poems Tagged: personal ad, pirates, poetry
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  • Typical Photography Questions

    rolandogomez
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    It’s About The End Result, But Do Your Research First My last five articles on reflectors are based on questions I’m often asked, so even though those photography articles on reflectors will continue, today I decided to write about the big picture questions. Like most professionals in any profession, I’m constantly bombarded with repetitive questions [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—LED Lighting For Black And White

    rolandogomez
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    The Magic of LED Lighting There are many methods to illuminate a model or a subject in photography and in my recent reflector series articles, the common question is, “What is the best method of lighting my subject?” My response usually starts the same, “What is the intended end result?” It’s about using the right [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Keeping It Simple

    rolandogomez
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    Keeping It Simple As photographers there are times were we want to check out a new location, but still want to grab some shots, so we travel light, another benefit of the California Sunbounce reflectors. They are lightweight, durable, and pack small when not in use and also help “tone-down” a professional photo shoot so [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Flash or Reflector

    rolandogomez
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Flash or Reflector In part two of “Photography Reflectors And Reality,” we covered the differences in reflector shapes, specifically round vs. rectangle and in part one we covered the different reflector fabrics, a few fundamentals, plus a reflector as a light modifier. This series of blog articles on reflectors started with the questions I receive [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Size And Shape Does Matter

    rolandogomez
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Size And Shape Does Matter In part one of “Photography Reflectors And Reality,” we covered the differences between silver, gold, zebra and white reflector fabrics, a few fundamentals, plus the reality that reflectors are light modifiers like soft boxes, beauty dishes, etc. This series of blog articles on reflectors started with the questions I receive [...]
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  • Refining Masks in Photoshop

    website@rmsp.com
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Refining Selections The marching ants that represent selections have been around forever. But it doesn’t mean that they are the best tool for the job; it’s just all we have had until recently. Some years back Adobe gave us the Refine Edge tool. In addition to viewing the selection in a different way, it gives you a chance to modify selections as well. Very rarely do you create a perfect selection on the first go around. This new tool gives you ample opportunities to fine-tune the selection before you turn it into a mask. When you have any selection tool active, such as the Magic Wand or…
  • Printing Multiple Photos On A Page Using Lightroom 5

    website@rmsp.com
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In my previous posts, I’ve described how to prepare individual images and posters