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  • Weekly Street Photos #34

    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts
    4 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    This week's theme: ASKALS Before I go on my 3 week vacation (with my kids), I want to leave you with one last set of photos...   When you walk on the streets of Metro-Manila you will surely come across an Askal (short for Asong Kalye: street dog or native mongrel). Often maligned and maltreated (sometimes even butchered as a delicacy), our native 'Dingos' are none the less considered to be
  • How to bounce flash indoors: try this simple technique for portraits at parties

    Digital Camera World
    Jeff Meyer
    26 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Harsh flash can kill the atmosphere at a party, but twisting a flashgun and using its bounce card can give a more natural look. In this bounce flash tutorial we explain everything you need to know to turn harsh flash into soft illumination… The pull-out bounce card found on many modern flashguns is perfect for achieving bright, flattering shots of people indoors when you need to work quickly. If you’re shooting in low light you generally have three options. You could use a tripod and long exposure, increase the ISO to shoot handheld, or add lighting. If you’re taking pictures of…
  • 5 free high resolution mountain sunset photos for your projects.

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    28 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Here are 5 free high resolution stock photos of a  colorful mountain sunset :   You can download the images here Please note the creative commons license and give attribution to www.photographyandvideoblog.com should you use these images.   This work by PhotographyAndVideoBlog.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the … Continue reading 5 free high resolution mountain sunset photos for your projects.
  • Street Focus 36: Streets of the World – Havana, Cuba with Doug Kaye

    TWIP
    Valerie
    28 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    This week I am taking you to Havana in Cuba, and your guide for this photo adventure in photographer Doug Kaye. The post Street Focus 36: Streets of the World – Havana, Cuba with Doug Kaye appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Not every image has to be award-winning

    Have Camera Will Travel
    18 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I gave a talk to first year photography students at James Cook University the other day. It was a chance to hopefully give them a little bit of insight into the workings of the small niche of photography that I work in - namely that of travel editorial and stock photography with a smattering of commercial work here and there.One of the questions I received was something along the lines of do I take lots of images to flesh out an idea before taking the final shot. Yes, yes and majorly yes.The digital camera is like a visual notebook for me. I use it to photograph anything and everything that…
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Scenes From Underground (35 photos)

    28 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    Caves and tunnels have always been part of human life. We've grown more adept at shaping these underground shelters and passages over the millennia, and today we dig for hundreds of reasons. We excavate to find both literal and cultural treasures, digging mines and unearthing archaeological discoveries. We use caverns for stable storage, for entertainment, and for an effective shelter from natural and man-made disasters. And as the planet's surface becomes ever more crowded, and national borders are closed, tunnels provide pathways for our vehicles and for smugglers of every kind.
  • Deadly Storms Hammer Mexico and Texas (33 photos)

    27 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Devastating storms that brought tornadoes and 11 inches of rainfall to the Great Plains, Midwest, and northern Mexico, continue to cause serious flooding in Texas and parts of Oklahoma. The governor of Texas has declared a state of emergency in 24 counties, as rescue and recovery teams work to find those still missing. As many as 18 people have reportedly been killed by the storms. Today the National Weather Service issued more flash-flood warnings in Houston, after hundreds of motorists were stranded on submerged highways on Monday. Residents stand outside their homes and damaged cars after…
  • The Masks We Wear (30 photos)

    26 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement. In turbulent public settings, obscuring one's face can protect an individual from retaliation while evoking fear and uncertainty in others. Donning the mask of a cultural, political, or religious figure can lend that person power and further his or her legacy. Those who wear masks to protect their faces from environmental hazards may also end up sending a message of caution to outside observers. In many cases, though, masks play a more lighthearted role, allowing the wearer to take part in a festival and…
  • Photos of the Week: 5/16-5/22 (35 photos)

    22 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more. Stagehands carry dismantled set pieces from the "Late Show" with David Letterman stage outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, New York, on May 21, 2015, after the taping of his final show. (Stephanie Keith…
  • The Spectacular Seda Monastery (23 photos)

    21 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world. Founded in 1980, the Seda Larung Wuming Tibetan Buddhist Institute consists of a few main buildings and a tens of thousands of small dormitories built on the surrounding hillsides. At any given time, the Institute houses up to 40,000 monks and nuns who come from different schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Gelug, Sakya and Kagyu. Students usually take six years to complete the formal training. Higher levels of training can take 13 years. Seda…
 
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  • Texas flooding

    26 May 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Major rainfall over the past few days has caused severe flooding and property damage in parts of Texas. Houston received more than 10 inches of rain overnight, which closed highways, shut schools, and suspended public transportation. Authorities have reported 11 people killed from the recent storms that hit both Texas and Oklahoma with others still missing. -- By Lloyd YoungSan Marcos firefighter Jay Horton rescues a woman from in flood waters in San Marcos on May 24. Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami,…
  • Oil spill in California

    22 May 2015 | 3:14 pm
    A section of pipeline off Refugio State Beach in California ruptured on Tuesday, spilling about 105,000 gallons of crude oil. Nine miles of the scenic coast are affected and the governor declared a state of emergency. Crews have been cleaning the habitat and helping the wildlife caught in the oil slick all week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelCalifornia mussels and a crab are covered in oil at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif., May 21. More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of…
  • Cities in the clouds

    20 May 2015 | 2:44 pm
    Here is a selection of images the Reuters news agency pulled from its files showing cities shrouded in weather that make them appear to be living among the clouds. -- By Lloyd YoungHeavy fog rolls by early in the morning near the Dubai Marina, United Arab Emirates, on Nov. 21, 2007. (Steve Crisp/Reuters)
  • Turmoil in Burundi

    18 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Since Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he was seeking a third term, protests and violence erupted. The political crisis brought on last week’s attempted coup, and has forced many to flee the country to seek refuge. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA Burundian refugee boy sits inside a mosquito net in his family's makeshift tent room set up by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in a refugee camp in Gashora, Rwanda, May 18. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, more than 105,000 Burndians have fled the country to seek refuge in neighboring…
  • Amtrak derailment

    15 May 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Authorities continue to investigate the scene of a fatal train derailment on a route between Washington and New York last night. The death toll stood at seven Wednesday afternoon with more than 200 injured from the accident that occurred in Philadelphia at a notorious curve on the line. -- By Lloyd YoungEmergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly train derailment on May 13 in Philadelphia. The Amtrak train, headed to New York City, derailed and crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens of others. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Samsung working on slimmer RBW camera sensors

    28 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    Photos from a Samsung presentation have emerged online, providing some insight about the company's upcoming image sensors for mobile devices. It appears Samsung is working on chips that use a RWB (red, white, blue) color filter instead of the conventional RGB pattern. This allegedly improves color fidelity and light sensitivity, allowing for smaller pixels. In turn, this could mean smaller camera modules in future smartphones. Read more
  • Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens launched on Kickstarter

    28 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Lomography has launched its new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens, the second lens it has introduced based on the Petzval optic invented by Joseph Petzval in 1840. This newest Petzval lens features Russian glass optics, is constructed by hand, and is offered in a brass finish. The lens results in photographs with a 'swirly bokeh,' and the strength of the effect can be controlled via a Bokeh Control Ring, a feature not available in Lomography's existing 85mm Petzval. Read more
  • f-stop gear introduces four additions to its Mountain Series of tough terrain bags

    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    f-stop gear, maker of rugged camera bags, has introduced three new models and a refreshed existing model to its Mountain Series. The Ajna, Sukha, Shinn and Tilopa offer increased durability and ripstop Nylon shells for weather-proofing. Read more
  • Leica introduces its first ever F1.4 aperture 28mm lens for the M system

    27 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Leica has announced the forthcoming availability of its fastest ever 28mm lens for the M-system of rangefinder cameras. The Leica Summilux-M 28mm F1.4 ASPH will arrive in stores from June 22nd, and will be priced at £3975/$5950. Read more
  • Nikon to offer free newlywed portraits at New York's City Hall next week

    27 May 2015 | 11:55 am
    Nikon will be offering newlywed portraits for free to couples who marry at the New York City Hall on June 4th and June 5th. Couples married at City Hall will be treated to a free portrait session with pro photographer and Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally, working out of a 20-foot 'Wedding Truck' studio. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    27 May 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Photographing Your Sense of Humor with Joe McNally Do you file away fun photo shoot ideas in your head? Join Joe McNally on location at Weeki Wachee Springs where he gets to finally realize a fantastic photo shoot idea he’s had in mind for a long time. In true Joe McNally fashion he pulls out all the stops to ensure he has the lighting, the crew, and the location to pull off his vision. From preparations the day before to the early morning arrival time, and through the end of the shoot, Joe talks through his concept, the setup, and all of the problems that need to be solved to pull off the…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Kaylee Greer!

    Brad Moore
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Photo by Sam Haddix Hi! I’m Kaylee. And I’m going to tell you something that will knock your socks right off. Ready? I love dogs. And oh my gosh, I wish I could say this in a sort of casual, non-chalant, “Yeah I think dogs are pretty cool, no big deal,” sort of way. But you guys… I mean it. I mean like, in a totally and completely bonafide ‘crazy dog lady’ kind of way. So, it’s kind of embarrassing when I walk down the street and audibly and uncontrollably squeal with delight over every little wiggling, passing pup I see. My friends actually try and deter…
  • It’s “Reprocess Your Old Images” Tuesday

    Scott Kelby
    26 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hope you had a really relaxing Memorial Day weekend. I had a lot of fun going back and doing something this weekend I’ve wanted to do for a while, and that is to go back to some of my original files, and reprocess them from scratch to make new versions that: (a) Reflect what I like today, as my tastes on post-processing have changed (b) Let me use the latest tools and plug-ins (c) Let me experiment more than I had the time to do, probably because I was on a tight deadline …and I’m delighted with the results. Above: Here’s the one I did back in 2012 — note the HDR…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    Scott Kelby
    25 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. This post is dedicated each year to the memory of David Leimbach, (shown above; the brother of our friend and colleague Jeff Leimbach), who died seven years ago in combat in Afghanistan. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day.
  • It’s “Five Trailer Friday!”

    Scott Kelby
    22 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Hi Gang: Today I thought I’d share five trailers for some new classes you might want to check out this Memorial Day weekend over on KelbyOne.com. If you’re not already a member, you can join for $19.99 and watch the full-length versions of ALL of these classes today, (and while you’re there, you can watch any of the about 500+ more online classes on Lighting, Photoshop, Lightroom, Video Editing, and Photography unlimited for the next 30-days!) Here’s the link (but check out these trailers first!): 1. Peter Hurley shows you how to edit down an entire shoot to get you…
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    ShootTokyo

  • A few days in New York City

    Dave
    5 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    I just spent a few days in New York City last week.   I haven’t been here since I took the Jay Maisel Workshop.  That was probably the best week of photography of my life.  A great group of class mates and a great instructor. Half of this trip was work and then I took a few days off to shop and explore the city a little bit.   I was able to hear Bruno Mars play Uptown Funk live.  That is a man who can put an entire room on their feet in 1 second.  I attended an after party where our DJ was SnoopDogg.   As you would expect he makes a fantastic DJ.   I also bumped into Spike Lee…
  • Exploring Tokyo

    Dave
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:56 pm
    I resist playing video games as I know with my personality I will become obsessive about the game and spend far too much time on it.   I have been trying to get/stay in shape lately and I found the perfect game to help me to that.  It’s a Google Game called Ingress.   It’s a mobile game in the sense you need to be mobile to play the game.  You need to get out and explore the city you live in. Being true to form I started play and excessively played the game  The upside is I got to explore a lot of Tokyo I haven’t seen in a while but I also walked 33 kilometers this…
  • Another Convert

    Dave
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    It’s been a while…  I have been super busy with work and trying to dedicate more time for studying Japanese so this is coming at the expense of my ShootTokyo posts.   I am trying to study 1 hour a day and have been pretty good at maintaining that pace for a while now so I am going to continue to focus on that for now.   Giving all I have going on I will likely be able to post about once a week on ShootTokyo. I have a pretty brutal travel schedule coming up.  I’ll be heading to NYC the week after next.  I am taking off a few days at the end to dedicate to photography so…
  • Spring Time in Tokyo

    Dave
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:43 am
    I love spring time in Tokyo.  The weather is not too hot and not too cold.  You can wear a light sweater and a light jacket but the jacket isn’t required.   It was nice to not have a weekend that involved travel so I took the opportunity to get out with my wife Mayumi and check out the cherry blossoms.   They will be in full bloom next weekend but this weekend they are still very beautiful. If you are in Tokyo this week I hope you get a chance to get out and check them out. Today’s Configuration: Leica M9-P with a Summilux 35mm f/1.4 Just a short walk from my house is a street…
  • Mumbai

    Dave
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    I just spent the last week in Mumbai India.   I have made a few trips to India in the past year but I haven’t had much time for photography so wanted to make sure I was able to take some pictures this trip.   The trip was for an event my company was hosting.   It was great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones.   I got to speak on a panel on Social Media with a few friends; Rega Jha the Editor of Buzzfeed India, Model Scherezade Shroff, and Rohan Joshi from the comedy collective AIB.   They are all very funny people so it made for a really fun panel.
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Tips From Top Documentary Photographer – Daniel Milnor

    Nathaniel Chu
    21 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Tips From Top Documentary Photographer – Daniel Milnor Image by Daniel Milnor Watch The Full Video Daniel Milnor is a professional photographer who specializes in documentary photography and creating visual stories. He has been all over the world documenting amazing images through his camera lenses. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, he is back at Silber Studios for another insightful interview about his transition from shooting with film to digital. Find out more about Daniel on his website: https://smogranch.wordpress.com/ Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Tips From…
  • Top 5 Free Must Have iPhone Apps For Photographers

    Nathaniel Chu
    19 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Top 5 Free Must Have iPhone Apps For Photographers Let’s face it, our phones are our lives. It stores most if not all of our photos, contacts, schedules, and whatever else that’s important to us. As a photographer, your phone may be even more important than you can imagine. From apps that let you add quick touch-ups to showing your work to the public, phones are a photographer’s best friend (next to a camera of course). So here is a list of the top 5 free must have iPhone apps for all photographers. 5. PhotoMarkr We all want to put our work out there but there is always…
  • Back To Basics: Neutral Density Filters

    Nathaniel Chu
    14 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    Every wonder how photographers get great shots under harsh settings? The answer may lie in something called neutral density filters. Learn in this week’s episode about how to use one of these to achieve better images and the difference between using one and not using one. The post Back To Basics: Neutral Density Filters appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Dan Gordon WPPI – Photography Lighting Tips

    Nathaniel Chu
    7 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    Image by Dan Gordon Watch the full video Lighting can be one of the most difficult things in photography. Dan Gordon shares some lighting tips so you can learn to “paint lighting” onto your photographs. He’ll also discuss his passion and drive for photography. Be sure to check out more of Gordon’s work on his website: http://www.danielgordonstudio.com Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Dan Gordon WPPI – Photography Lighting Tips appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Tips & Insights On Stock Photography – John Lund

    Nathaniel Chu
    6 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Image by John Lund Watch the full video Did he really put his head into a lion’s mouth? It’s those photos that make you do a double-take and ask yourself if they’re real or Photoshop’d. John Lund is an expert in stock photography and he is the master of blurring the line between reality and fiction. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we sit down with John Lund while he shares his insights on his passion for stock photography. Learn about what he visualizes before each shoot and how you can create new photographic realities. For more on John Lund visit…
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  • More Thoughts on Flickr 4.0

    Thomas Hawk
    23 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Having had a few weeks now to spend significant time exploring Flickr 4.0, I thought I’d write up another more detailed post about my ongoing thoughts on the recent update by Flickr. 1. Autotagging. Autotagging has received a mixed reception by the Flickr community as well as the broader press. Initially a lot of the Flickr diehards have very vocally opposed it. On the one hand, every time Flickr makes any change whatsoever a certain segment of the community will vocally oppose it no matter what the change is. The “who moved my cheese” crowd is strong and vocal at Flickr, so…
  • Consistency in Design

    Thomas Hawk
    14 May 2015 | 6:10 am
    I’m a big fan of the new Flickr. Despite a few bumps along the way, like last weekend’s uploading fiasco, it feels like a new fresher Flickr and I think the fact that people can download their photos now in bulk will be a wonderful way to attract new talent to the site. There are two little things that bug me about Flickr right now though. They are unimportant in the big picture of things, but the compulsive side of me tends to focus on the little things sometimes. The first is the artifacting that takes place around icon that tells you if a photo is favorited or not or commented…
  • Flickr Users Unable to Upload Photos All Weekend Long While Flickr Staffers Take the Weekend Off

    Thomas Hawk
    11 May 2015 | 6:12 am
    Usually I publish photographs to Flickr twice a day, in the morning and in the evening — random batch of 16 photos in the a.m. and in the p.m. This morning I cannot upload a single photo. For the entire weekend I have not been able to batch upload to Flickr at all and have resorted to uploading photos one by one by one with consistent upload failure with each new attempt. If this were happening at Facebook, it would be the top story on Techmeme — but because it’s just Yahoo and Flickr, it doesn’t get that sort of attention. It’s not just me that this is happening…
  • Today’s New Version of Flickr Implements Bulk Downloading of Your Photos — Your Photos Really Do Belong to You

    Thomas Hawk
    7 May 2015 | 9:03 am
    Today Flickr is launching a number of new improvements to their service. I’ll review what they are in this post, but in my mind the most significant change coming today is that Flickr is introducing the ability for you to bulk download your photos from their site. I’ve been critical of Flickr in the past over the inability to easily get your photos back out of the service. While not a silo, Flickr’s never made it exactly easy to get your photos back after you upload them. You’ve always been able to download your photos on a photo by photo basis, but for someone with a…
  • Vintage Cars x Modern Sunsets SF Bay Area Photowalk This Saturday

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Priime is hosting an exclusive photo event + photo walk that starts at a Sports Car Museum in Corte Madera, at the base of Mount Tamalpais, then moves to a fantastic vantage point to shoot above the fog from the top of Mount Tam. The event starts this coming Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 4pm. 4pm – 6pm: food, photos, and photographers 6pm – 8pm: sunset on Mount Tamalpais I’ll be making a few remarks about my own photography at this event, but am mostly just looking forward to hanging out with other photographers. You can RSVP here, but there is limited space! See you there!
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Visiting the Japanese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    27 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Snapchat Article Here’s a new article entitled 8 Travel Bloggers You Should be Following on Snapchat. The Venice Biennale This was my first time to visit and it was not at all what I expected. Honestly, I had no expectations at all, but I knew a bit about it. For those that don’t know, this is like the Olympics of the art world, or like the Grammys, Tonys, or Academy Awards. It happens every two years in Venice. Many countries have their own permanent buildings that sit dormant for most of the time except for these occasional grand exhibitions. Daily Photo – Japanese Pavilion…
  • Robot Trey in Vietnam and Critiquepocalypse!

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    26 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Follow Robot Trey on Snapchat: “TreyRatcliff” Okay, this is probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done. But I keep doing it, so that probably says something about me. I’ve recently been cracking myself up by using Robot Voice to analyze the world around me. It’s kind of addictive and I have several of my friends doing it now too! Haha… Anyway, I’m just now leaving Vietnam, and here are a few 24-hour highlights that I uploaded to YouTube. The way Snapchat works is that I think it stores the latest stuff for 24 hours and then it goes away. You have to hold down your…
  • Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    25 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Interview on Epic Mirrorless I recently did an interview over at Epic Mirrorless all about my switch to mirrorless. Enjoy! Daily Photo – Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai This place made me the most epic gin & tonic ever! First, they only use Hendricks, and second, they infuse it with all sorts of things… they have all kinds of condensers, flames, tubes, hoses, and, well, it all looks like a huge chemistry experiment. It was quite an enjoyable night of taking photos, editing photos, and exploring G&Ts! Hendricks in the Four Seasons Dubai Tweet m Photo Information Date…
  • Bee Harvest Family Time!

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Thanks again Jim Pollard! Thank you, my friend Jim, for taking these photos. Everyone be sure to go out and check JimPollardGoesClick.com to see more of what he does! He says he never really takes family photos like he did with us for the day (his wife Vicky does though). He does weddings, and he’s amazing at them! Bee Harvest Day with the Ratcliffs Here we are on one of the harvest days… I don’t share a lot of family photos, but thought you might like to see! All in all, I think we got about 100 jars of honey! Thanks little bee friends!
  • Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the Beach

    Luke Lakatosh (Stuck in Customs Support)
    23 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Four Seasons in Dubai I’m VERY excited to stay at the Four Seasons in Dubai. I’m not sure when I’m gonna have time to work on any photos, but I’ll do it as soon as I can… I’ve seen some amazing photos, but I hope I can make a few unique ones of my own! Daily Photo – Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the Beach This hotel is so massive that it’s hard to describe. Do you know it’s actually the third tallest hotel in the world? I know, hard to believe! And the top 5 are all in Dubai. Here’s a list of the tallest hotels in the world. Approaching the Burj Al Arab on the…
 
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  • Top 10 w/ Guest Rob Krueger! [IP 125]

    Darin Mellor
    28 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim sits down with Rob Krueger, Jeff Harmon, Nick Page, & Darin Mellor to chat about the importance of picking your ten best shots from the year.  The four challenge themselves & you to do the same with June right around the corner.  Questions about soft photos on a Nikon D800, automotive photography, & more are answered as well! What’s in this episode: Rob Krueger from the Take & Talk Pics Podcast joins us to tackle user questions & offer his…
  • Stop Being a Poser! [PS12]

    Darin Mellor
    28 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Darin, Erica & Nick discuss unique tips & tricks for posing individuals, couples, & families.   The three also talk about our picks of the week & our gratitude for the overwhelming support of our listeners around the world. What’s in this episode: The best tips for posing couples. Learning more about the couple. – Are they romantic, serious, or silly? Capturing their relationship & conveying it with your images. How a little extra guidance can…
  • Photo Taco – 5 Wedding Preparation Tips

    Jeff Harmon
    28 May 2015 | 1:44 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Erica Kay, co-host of the Portrait Sessions podcast, shares 5 tips to prepare for a wedding shoot. The post Photo Taco – 5 Wedding Preparation Tips appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • 13 Steps To Marketing Your Photography on Pinterest

    Jennie Harless
    27 May 2015 | 1:52 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Pinterest may be the best way to market your photography, here are 13 tips to get you going. If you’re a professional photographer, chances are you regularly share your work on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Google+. But have you considered Pinterest? More and more photographers are using this image-based platform to market their photography and build their brand. By pinning photos, videos, and infographics to their digital boards, photographers gain greater…
  • Photo Taco – RAW vs JPEG

    Jeff Harmon
    26 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon compares RAW to JPEG and talks pros and cons The post Photo Taco – RAW vs JPEG appeared first on Improve Photography.
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  • Street Focus 36: Streets of the World – Havana, Cuba with Doug Kaye

    Valerie
    28 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    This week I am taking you to Havana in Cuba, and your guide for this photo adventure in photographer Doug Kaye. The post Street Focus 36: Streets of the World – Havana, Cuba with Doug Kaye appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 31: Travel Gear with Lumoid.com

    Rob
    27 May 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Lumoid.com founder and CEO Aarthi Ramamurtny talks about how she got into the photo gear rental business and how loomed.com makes life easier for travelers. The post Your Itinerary 31: Travel Gear with Lumoid.com appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 413 – Autonomous Photography

    Bruce
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    On this episode of TWiP, Rob Knight is joined by Darlene Hildebrandt & Don Komarechka to talk about Lily - the first shoot & throw camera that will follow you. Plus Canon updates the nifty fifty & Wolfram launches an image identify website. The post TWiP 413 – Autonomous Photography appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Weddings 012: Post-Wedding Workflow

    Bruce
    27 May 2015 | 8:57 am
    Once a wedding has been photographed, the work has just begun. On this episode of TWiP Weddings, we share our tips and strategies for the post-wedding workflow. From downloading and safely backing up our client’s images, to culling, editing, and delivering images to the client, you’ll learn how each of us tackle the tasks that await us after the shooting portion of the job is done. The post TWiP Weddings 012: Post-Wedding Workflow appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 015 – Pinhole Camera Photography with Roddy MacInnes

    Jan
    26 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    Fine art photographer Roddy MacInnes has had a life of adventure. As a wee lad in Scotland, an arctic explorer, and a fine art professor, Roddy has reveled in photography as a way to celebrate life. Roddy shares his view of photography as the mirror with a memory--a tool to help us understand our lives. And he explains the concept and technique behind his pinhole photographs. The post TheFIX 015 – Pinhole Camera Photography with Roddy MacInnes appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Resolution Wars Redux: Pentax K-3 II reignites the Pixel Shift high-res battle!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
        A few months ago, we took readers on an in-depth exploration of the multi-shot, high-resolution mode in the Olympus E-M5 II compact system camera, making comparisons to full-frame and even medium-format models. Now, we're pleased to be able to do the same for the Pentax K-3 II, the first mainstream DSLR to feature similar functionality, as well as bringing you our First Shots from Ricoh's followup to the popular K-3. Ricoh was working on its Pixel Shift Resolution technology well in advance of the E-M5 II's announcement,... (read more)
  • Google’ new Photos app offers better sharing, organization, privacy and unlimited storage – sort of

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Just moments ago, on the stage at Google’s annual I/O conference, Google unveiled Google Photos, the long-anticipated separation of the company’s photo platform from its Google+ social network. Google Photos is an ambitious project from the search tech giant; an attempt to bring together all of your photographs in one place, whether you’ve captured them on your smartphone, mirrorless or DSLR camera. As many anticipated, Google is attempting to steal the thunder away from many competitors, offering free unlimited storage for photos and videos – sort of... (read more)
  • Adobe teases new ‘dehaze’ feature, said to be ‘coming soon to Lightroom CC’

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    28 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    Last October, Adobe teased a new ‘dehaze’ feature — then called ‘defog’ — at its annual Adobe MAX conference. Today, Adobe gives us a new, more thorough, look at the seemingly magical feature that removes (and adds) haze/fog to images. The new feature is said to be ‘coming soon to Lightroom CC,’ according to Adobe. The Dehaze tool will be inside Lightroom’s Develop module as a new slider, ranging from –100 to 100. Similar to how Lightroom’s various sliders work, the ‘dehaze’ tool can increase or decrease the haze…
  • Nikon L840 Image Gallery: See how far just a few hundred dollars can reach in the 855mm eq world

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 May 2015 | 12:58 pm
        If you only have a few hundred dollars to spend, but want a lot of zoom range while still yielding reasonably good image quality, you'll want to take a look at our initial Nikon L840 image gallery. Perhaps you're tired of your smartphone lacking zoom range, or you need a capable zoom companion for the times you don't want to haul out your big rig, but don't want to dip too deeply into your "lens budget" to get there. Whatever your own personal reasons, many of our readers have been looking at the Nikon L840 since its release... (read more)
  • Uptown photos for downtown weddings: Nikon and Joe McNally give New Yorkers free, world-class memories

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    27 May 2015 | 9:33 am
    Next to birth and death, few life events eclipse a wedding. It's no wonder that weddings are such a huge industry here in the US, or that people spend thousands (sometimes tens of thousands) of dollars to have them photographed. Life memories like these are truly priceless. But what if you can't afford to hire a high-end pro photographer to record your nuptials? What if your wedding is just a simple municipal affair, in front of a Justice of the Peace at City Hall? It's no less life-changing than any other, but even a single professional portrait of the two... (read more)
 
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    The Passionate Photographer

  • Today’s Photo – Foggy Coney Island Boardwalk

    Steve Simon
    15 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Taken with Nikon D750 & 58mm f1.4G lens @ f1.4, 1/320th of a second -ISO 3200.  
  • Pictures I Love

    Steve Simon
    13 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Sometimes an image I take resonates with me and I’m not really sure why.  Like many photographers, there are a lot of images that I take that I’m happy with; still many more I wish were better. Occasionally I fall in love with an image. Once that happens, I can never be objective about it. All photographers benefit from good constructive criticism; which I think is essential to our progress as we journey through this passionate pursuit. Normally when I edit, it’s a struggle to pick the best frame since I tend to shoot a lot, looking for that elusive best moment to…
  • Street Photography Workshop NYC May 21-26, 2015 Sold Out and In Progress!

    Steve Simon
    12 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    The Passionate Street Photographer: New York City. An Intensive & Transformational Shooting Experience In The Street Photography Capital Of The World  with Steve Simon Join award-winning street photographer Steve Simon for an unforgettable week of living and breathing photography in one of the world’s most visual cities, New York. This intimate six-day masterclass (limited to ten students) will take you on a visual treasure hunt to some of the most interesting and exciting locations in the Big Apple. We will explore the vibrant, visually rich places and neighborhoods New York is…
  • The Nikkor 58mm f1.4G Lens & Me – A Review

    Steve Simon
    11 May 2015 | 5:47 pm
    I have never been a fan of the so-called “normal” lens…the 50mm. Before the era of kit zoom lenses, the classic 50mm lens would be the lens that comes with an SLR body.. I found its field of view restricting compared to my favorite standard lens of choice, the 35mm. But in recent years I have come to use and love the various 1.4G lenses Nikon has produced. The 24mm 1.4g, 35mm 1.4g, 85mm 1.4G…I skipped the 50mm, I tried, I just never liked it’s angle of view. But when the 58mm 1.4G lens was introduced, I was intriqued. The lens designer Haruo Sato had been thinking about the ideal…
  • Watch the Online Video Course: Street Photography – Candid Portraiture

    Steve Simon
    5 May 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Street photography is an exercise in the art of observation: paying attention to the theater that goes on in every city and town, and capturing moments that tell stories. In this online video course, I hits the streets of New York City to share insights on the art of candid street photography, from gear choices to shooting techniques. I show you how to immerse yourself in the thick of things, overcome your nerves, and adjust your camera to respond as quickly as possible. I had great fun doing this my first Lynda.com course and there’s a few more to come so I’ll keep you posted. In…
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    Strobist

  • Gulf Photo Plus is Coming to the US

    11 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I teach very infrequently now, at most just once or twice a year. That said, without fail I attend Gulf Photo Plus in Dubai every March.It's a great event, with quality instructors and a fantastic group (family?) of people running it. But Dubai is a long way away, to be sure.So three years ago, we worked out a sort of "road version" of GPP. It's a compressed, wall-to-wall weekend that brings a bit of GPP to another city each year. 2013 was in London. 2014 was in Singapore.And 2015 will be in Seattle, Washington in the US. And I am really happy about this. Okay, so technically it's greater…
  • Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

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

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

    27 Feb 2015 | 11:22 am
    For those of you following along with The Traveling Photographer series, Lynda has just posted the New York City episode.This is a city I have visited many times, so we tried to distill this visit down to a small collection of very cool photo experiences. I hope you like it.Lastly, NYC completes the series—for now, anyway. Whether or not it continues will be determined solely by how many views it gets. So thanks in advance for your support.-DH
  • Now Live on Lynda.com: The Traveling Photographer_LONDON

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    For much of 2014, I have been on the road for Lynda.com, producing the series, The Traveling Photographer. The latest episode, on London, has just posted. London is an amazing city, and I think this episode is our best to date.Hard to believe it, but we have now logged over 50,000 miles on this journey. In addition to Hong Kong, Dubai, Paris and London, we have just finished filming the New York City segment, which will be published soon. For more information about the entire series, see this earlier post.
 
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • Panasonic HC-X1000 and Sony FDR AX-100

    Michael Reichmann
    28 May 2015 | 5:01 am
    Is A Proper Camcorder The Better Solution? Background As a longtime journalist in the “imaging” world, it has always been important for me to keep in mind that my readership is highly varied. In the case of The Luminous Landscape we have about 1 million readers each month from more than 100 countries. Their (your) interests cover [Read More] The post Panasonic HC-X1000 and Sony FDR AX-100 appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Waiting Game

    Kevin Raber
    27 May 2015 | 6:28 am
    Patience is not simply the ability to wait it’s how we behave while we’re waiting. Joyce Meyer We live in a society today that wants immediate satisfaction.  If we want something we go to the store and get it or order online and the next day it is delivered to our door.  Thus over the [Read More] The post The Waiting Game appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • My Philosophy

    Alain Briot
    25 May 2015 | 11:26 am
    My Philosophy 1 – Introduction This essay is the first in a series of essays focused on my work.  I thought it best to start the series with a description of my philosophy in regards to art and photography.  The following essays will focus on explaining specific aspects of my work, namely how I approach [Read More] The post My Philosophy appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Looking But Not Seeing

    Olaf Willoughby
    22 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    If you’re reading this, it is highly likely that your photographic journey of a thousand miles has already begun. We are all self-taught to some extent, sponging up information from books, tapping into the huge repository of knowledge on LuLa, checking out the work of other artists we admire and gaining experience through good old-fashioned [Read More] The post Looking But Not Seeing appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • No Guts, No Glory

    Michael Reichmann
    19 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Found Remembrance Rouge River, Ontario. May, 2015 Taken with an iPhone 6+ It’s no secret that the camera industry is in poor health. Sales are down. Each Quarter’s numbers from the major manufacturers in Japan show a continuing erosion in both units sales and profits. A few years ago it was just in the compact camera [Read More] The post No Guts, No Glory appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
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    The Online Photographer

  • Random Snap

    Michael Johnston
    27 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    I've never made friends with a lens as wide as a 21mm-equivalent before, but I sure am having fun with the Fujinon 14mm. I just keep playing with it. It hasn't been off the camera since I got it. Doesn't the green exit sign just make this pic? Another observation: non-Retina MacBooks are darn hard to use for correcting photos. A slight tilt of the screen throws everything off. Why didn't Ctein tell me to get a Retina screen laptop no matter what else I did? Oh, right. He did. Never mind. Mike Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined…
  • Open Mike: Why I Chose Fuji

    Michael Johnston
    26 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    In the Comments a few days ago, Tim Bray asked: I read most of your stuff but don’t recall ever seeing a piece about why, among all the different sizes and shapes and provenances of cameras that pass through your hands, you adopted the Fujifilm, in an era when there are so many alternatives, all good. If you didn’t write such a thing, perhaps you should. The first thing to say is that I don't really think it's important what I choose. It's common on the Internet for people to make a big deal when they switch systems, as though their allegiance was somehow globally…
  • Videos

    Michael Johnston
    25 May 2015 | 6:36 am
    Last Summer my son Zander (or Xander, as he more often spells it now) experimented with making YouTube videos. Here's a quick example. This Summer we're going to try making a few videos for TOP. I already have some ideas. I like the fact that Xander clips right along—he seems to have the knack of not taking any more time than necessary. Since boredom with overlong videos is my major problem with the medium, I appreciate that. We'll make the first one when I return from my current trip...should be fun. Mike(Thanks to Xander) Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C.
  • Camera Stores and Unicorns

    Michael Johnston
    24 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    CameraMall, Ann Arbor Guest Post written by Steve Rosenblum The other day I was driving north on US23 towards Ann Arbor and home. On the right a large billboard flashed by advertising CameraMall, a new camera store in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. I blinked my eyes, turned down the music, and thought that perhaps I had just hallucinated. A new camera store in Ann Arbor? No way! Yesterday I parked my car and walked up Washington Street, behind the legendary Michigan Theater, and, sure enough, there it was—a camera store. I could not have been more surprised if I had seen a knight of the…
  • New Lens

    Michael Johnston
    21 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    I got my second Fuji lens a couple of days ago. I surprised myself a bit. Almost always, historically, I've gotten a moderate wide / normal as my first lens, a moderate tele as my second lens, and then I've planned to get a wide-angle as my third lens. I usually don't actually go that far. The only time I took a metric was years ago, but at that time my lens usage was 80% normal, 15% short tele (mainly portraits), and 5% wide angle. So what I've found is that I can get by without the wide angle. I mind that missing 5% less than I would miss the cash that a nice wide angle…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • A Landscape Shooting Experience: Dream and Nymph Lakes, Rocky Mountain National Park

    27 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read article >>
  • To Clean or Not To Clean: Steps to Sensor Cleaning Made Simple

    22 May 2015 | 1:42 am
    You've seen them in photographs and videos, often hours after a photo shoot when your fresh images are full screen on a large monitor. They appear as circular dark blobs, unnatural discs in an otherwise perfect blue horizon. They are called dust bunnies (or dust mice) and they are the bane of all DSLR owners. At some point during the life cycle of your camera, you’ll have to combat them if you change lenses. This article will show you several ways to tackle this problem. Read article >>
  • Spotlight on Adventure - Jim Stamates leads the way

    19 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    This week we shine the Nikonians Academy faculty spotlight on Jim Stamates. Jim will be leading groups of intrepid shooters to the wildlife hotspots of Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone NP and Alaska in the coming weeks. These shooters will be learning professional field techniques for capturing fleeting wildlife moments from a recognized master in the field  The Grand Teton in the Spring dates are May 25-28, 2015, followed by Yellowstone, June 1-4, 2015.
  • Grand Teton and Yellowstone workshops up next

    12 May 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Spring is the best time to photograph baby animals in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton ecosystems. Our Nikonians Academy resident professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates is leading two separate trips to these National Parks and you are invited to join him. He will host his popular springtime photo adventures in succession at these two parks, starting late this month and his invitation is open to either or both workshops in a row. These field workshops will help you learn the ins and outs of wildlife photography in North America. Join Nikonians Academy with Jim and Kathy Stamates…
  • Spring/summer workshops spotlight on photo adventures

    5 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    The Nikonians Academy spring/summer 2015 workshop series is ready to kick into high gear with fun, educational trips all throughout the North American West. Michael Mariant and Jim Stamates are running these trips and are both experts in their fields. Join them for adventures you'll never forget.
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    Imaging Insider

  • Introducing Pixelmator for iPhone – A World Class Image Editor for iOS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    28 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Tweet Pixelmator Team today releases Pixelmator for iPhone 2.0.1, a world class image editor for iOS. Pixelmator for iPhone is packed with powerful, fast, desktop-class tools for enhancing photos, drawing and painting, as well as for advanced image editing with layers, text, shapes, and more. Pixelmator is built exclusively for iOS 8 and takes full advantage of its latest features and technologies, making Pixelmator fast, intuitive, and very simple for anyone to use. London, United Kingdom – Pixelmator Team today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Pixelmator…
  • olloclip Active Lens for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Clip on Ultra-Wide and Telephoto Lenses to Instantly Capture and Share Your Next Adventure

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    20 May 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Tweet HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 20, 2015 – olloclip® is once again transforming mobile photography and social media with the all-new Active Lens for iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus. Packed with Ultra-Wide and Telephoto lenses, the Active Lens works on both the front and rear-facing cameras and clips on and off the iPhone in seconds – without the need for extra parts like a bulky case or mounting bracket. Shoot further and wider to capture the perfect selfie or any favorite moment quickly and easily. Included are three wearable pendants to keep Active Lens easily accessible on a…
  • olloCase for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – olloclip’s® New Slim, Simple and Protective Case – “olloclip-Ready”

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    20 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Tweet Photos transformed. Case solved. Huntington Beach, Calif.–May 6, 2015–olloclip® introduces the newly designed olloCase®, a slim, protective case for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. olloCase has an innovative design that allows a seamless integration with olloclip photo lenses. As a result, the user can simply attach their favorite lens and take stunning photos and videos with no need to remove or modify the case http://www.olloclip.com/product/iphone6-ollocase/ . “We want olloCase to embody the pure functionality of our olloclip photo lenses— and to eliminate the need for…
  • Samsung Electronics Delivers Even Faster Speeds with the New PRO Plus and EVO Plus Memory Cards 

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    5 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Tweet Launch of Samsung “Plus” lineup provides memory card solutions with faster data transfer speeds*, expanded capacities and 4K UHD support Ridgefield Park NJ – May 5, 2015 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today introduced its latest memory card lineups, PRO Plus and EVO Plus. The two latest product lineups add to Samsung’s SD and microSD card portfolio to now consist of the PRO Plus, PRO, EVO Plus and EVO families, to address the rapidly growing consumer need for advanced multimedia memory solutions.  …
  • Awagami master papermaker, Minoru Fuimori passes away at age 98

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    5 May 2015 | 1:56 am
    Tweet Minoru Fujimori 1916-2015 It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fujimori family and Awagami patriarch, Mr. Minoru Fujimori who died today peacefully at age 98 in the Fujimori family home. 6th generation papermaker, Minoru-sensei had taken over the family business in 1945 determined to continue the tradition of washi papermaking despite the difficult times following the war. His diligence paid off and in 1970, Minoru-san was designated as an Intangible Cultural Property of Tokushima in recognition of his masterful papermaking skills. As the demand for washi began to…
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    Photofocus

  • How I Got the Shot | Negative Fill

    Vanelli
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our friends Lou and Vicki invited fellow Photofocus writer Nick Minore and I to New Jersey to give a seminar on lighting. Nick suggested I teach our “Build it and Shoot” lesson where we select a member from the audience and build a set from the ground up. This is challenging, especially in a room filled with a few hundred people! I stayed focused and this is how I got the shot. Thinking on your feet Before the seminar began, I scoped out the room for potential subjects. I was instantly drawn to our new friend Rob Leigh. He reminded me of Hemingway, the famous writer. I paused for…
  • Create a Headless Man in Photoshop

    Howard Pinsky
    27 May 2015 | 12:30 pm
    In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to create a headless man, and how to add realistic looking clothes to look like the head was never there! This Post Sponsored by: Photoshop World. Learn more in 3 days than you have in 3 years. Photoshop World is the leading conference for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. August 11-13, 2015. Arizona Highways Photo Workshops. For more than 30 years, Arizona Highway Photo Workshops has been committed to helping photographers find inspiring destinations, quality education and spectacular images. Get more information (and enter our contest)…
  • Free Workflow Webinar on Thursday 5/28

    Richard Harrington
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    The week of learning at Photofocus continues with our third webinar this week (don’t miss our Business and Lightroom events). Tomorrow (Thursday, May 28) join Photofocus publisher Rich Harrington for an in-depth look at using Lightroom 6 from Adobe and Tiffen Dfx.  He’ll show you some of his favorite techniques to get the most out of your photos. You can sign up for free here —https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7711567004746112258 Thu, May 28, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT This webinar is the perfect chance to catch up on what’s new with two essential products for…
  • Slideshows and Weddings

    Lisa Robinson
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: If you missed Lisa’s tips for wedding photographers, check out her hangout yesterday. Of all the many things that go well together in this world, slideshows and weddings are one of them. When you can combine emotionally impactful images with emotionally charged music, you have sentimental gold! I often like to create slideshows as surprises for my wedding clients. It is a nice way to say thank you, as well as build trust & appreciation. Websites like SongFreedom.com allow me to pick the best popular music to help me say what I want to say with the show in order…
  • Two Chances to Learn and Two Chances to Win

    Richard Harrington
    26 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    We have two free Google Hangout events this week (you don’t need to be a Google+ member to watch). Mind Your Own Business —Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is today.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks to Adobe. It starts at 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific. Note: We’ll be giving away a copy of the Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers Plan to one lucky winner who’s in attendance.  You must attend the live hangout in order to win. Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington and special guest Lisa Robinson.  Lisa is the owner…
 
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    The Leica Camera

  • Ayman Oghanna: Stepping Over the Line

    Chance
    28 May 2015 | 5:56 am
    The Islamic State (IS) terror militia are hunting down those of other faiths and opposing political views. More than one million people have fled: many ran to the relative security of the Kurdish regions, but maybe not for long. Kurdish State or Islamic State? And who is on which side? Ayman Oghanna portrayed the situation in [...]
  • Robert Wheeler: Recapturing Ernest Hemingway’s “Lost” Paris

    Chance
    27 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Since reading his first Hemingway novel in 1986, Robert Wheeler has been a passionate Hemingway enthusiast. He was deeply moved by the humanistic writings of this great man — a writer capable of transporting his readers to foreign settings and into the hearts and minds of his protagonists. Hemingway and his work inspired Robert Wheeler [...]
  • Van Styles: A View of Los Angeles from Above

    Leica Internet Team
    26 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Van Styles is a New York-born and Los Angeles-raised photographer. His journey into photography started in the 1990s skate scene. What started as him filming his friends skateboarding and learning tricks turned into a hobby and then his career. After years of working with leading skate and street wear brands, Van created a platform for [...]
  • Kiên Hoàng Lê: Mini Bar

    Leica Internet Team
    25 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Photographer Kiên Hoàng Lê went exploring in Tokyo’s entertainment district: meeting night owls and lovers, artists and cross-dressers, outsiders and lonely people – a colorful combination in black-and-white, all centered in a tiny bar. See more of his images in the current issue of LFI, on sale now. Q: Can you explain what this series is about in [...]
  • Jo Fischer: Wheels & Waves

    Leica Internet Team
    22 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Wheels & Waves is the name of a motorbike festival held in Biarritz on the Atlantic coast of France. Though this ‘biker Woodstock’ was still an insider tip three years ago, it has now grown to become a full-scale event. Photographer Jo Fischer from Berlin has put together a book capturing the festival’s early days. [...]
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    planet5D

  • The Gimbal Wars: The Latest Gimbal from CAME-TV is $898

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    28 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    In this installment of our just-named series “The Gimbal Wars” we bring you news of the latest CAME-TV gimbals. Our heads our spinning. I visited China in 2011, where I was both stunned and impressed by what I saw. Call it the wild, wild east. Buildings going up on a scale and pace never seen before in the planet’s history. Willy-nilly capitalism breathtaking in its ubiquity, disregard for constraints of every stripe and brutal commercial Darwinism. Social transformation so rapid that tiny family farm plots – you couldn’t really call them farms — existed side-by-side with…
  • Film School is Changing. Or is It?

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    USC, UCLA and NYU remain at the top of the film school food chain, but even they are changing as other schools like the New York Film Academy or Full Sail have arrived and gained traction. What’s happening? We wrote a while back about der Film Akademie Baden-Württemberg, a German film school where the tuition was zero and the relationship with industry established from the very beginning. This is a very different model from U.S. programs: der Film Akademie is essentially a vocational school. You could argue that Full Sail is the same thing (except Full Sail charges infinitely more, and…
  • Sony Owns a Whopping 40.2% of the Global Image Sensor Market

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    And shows a 40% year-over-year increase in image sensor sales, likely driven by Sony’s deal with Apple to supply the sensor in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. If you don’t already know it, Sony not only powers its own cameras and Apple’s latest iPhones, but Nikon’s latest DSLRs as well. There’s a good reason for this: Sony makes great sensors. You have to wonder if at some point Sony will decide to exit the consumer business and concentrate on B2B only. I’m betting – I’m counting – on them sticking around: with cameras like the a6000 [B&H | Amazon] and a7s [B&H |…
  • Ever want to go Snowboarding in the Clouds? This is AWESOME!

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    A guest post! We just got this submission from Kyle Coats about this incredible “Snowboarding in the clouds” video he and his team shot for Happy Socks: Hey Mitch, Love your site. We decided to shoot with the RED epic and the RED dragon so that we could get higher frame rates for: Some speed ramps, and help with stabilization (not sure how windy it was going to be up 6,000 ft in the clouds) also a lot of room for color in post and the higher dynamic range. We love working with GoPros because of their versatility. We attached them on the board and helmet in order to capture angles…
  • Under the Covers of Apple’s iOS 8 Time-Lapse

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    26 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    In this installment of our new series “Rise of the Planet of the Apps” we go under the covers of Apple’s iOS 8 time-lapse feature to learn why it’s so darned good. As the balance between hardware and software in photography and filmmaking continues to shift toward software (think: in-body lens correction or post-production workflow unimagined by most a generation ago), the lowly, built-in-but-underestimated iPhone Camera app shipping with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is the perfect example of why this is happening. The guys over at Studio Neat (thank you!) analyzed Apple’s iOS 8…
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 27 May 2015, Wednesday

    26 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    RIP Mary Ellen Mark Among the world's best street photographers of all time, she passed away here in Manhattan on Monday. She didn't stand far away and sneak photos, or stick with the easy subjects; she got in close and got to know the people. That's what a photographer does.   Street Photography A reader asked for a lens suggestion for street photography, but he already had exactly what he needed: the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 DX. You have to get close to get good pictures. Photos of strangers from afar are boring. The worst street photos are those taken secretly. You have to get up to the…
  • 25 May 2015, Memorial Day

    24 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A thousand thanks to each of the hundreds of thousands Americans who've given their lives defending the enduring freedom that we all enjoy today.  
  • 23 May 2015, Saturday

    22 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/4E VR PF. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/4E VR PF Review. World's lightest 300mm; easy to carry all day in a fanny pack or around my neck, and it works great!   NEW: Why Tubes Sound Better.  
  • 22 May 2015, Friday

    21 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    New: Sigma 150-600mm for Canon.  
  • 21 May 2015, Thursday

    20 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Club Meeting: San Diego Photo Club. Free presentation by Roy Toft in Pacific Beach. See you there!   Lightroom Made Easy My friend Phil Steele just updated his "Lightroom Made Easy" course for Lightroom 6/CC. His courses are the best I've seen: clean, clear, to the point and very helpful. Even better, I got him to offer you 15% off the course! It's now just $39, and if you don't like it, he has a 60-day money-back guarantee. You can't miss! Check it out.   Lowepro Bag News & Deals NEW: Lowepro Runner Series bags. Deals, all with free US shipping: Lowepro Nova Sport 17L…
 
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    PMA Newsline

  • Today Show spotlights MailPix’ photo pillows

    Paul Worthington
    27 May 2015 | 5:33 pm
    MailPix continues to come up with different photo-personalized products — and ways to market them. The print provider got its latest wares on The Today Show this week, offering 75 percent off the customized photo burlap pillows for a limited time. The result? Before the day was half-over, it “had already become the largest day […]
  • Try capturing a “Panoselfie”

    Paul Worthington
    27 May 2015 | 5:29 pm
    Is the much-maligned selfie better when it’s wider? That’s the idea behind the “panoselfie” — get more of the environment in your shot, so it’s not just a distorted close-up of your own ugly mug. “They’re fun and look great,” writes MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey, “letting you fit both large groups and giant landscapes into […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Saving and organizing your photos

    Paul Worthington
    26 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
      According to the Association of Personal Photo Organizers, almost two trillion printed photos still languish in boxes and containers, rich with stories and traditions waiting to be shared and enjoyed. 1 Trillion more are taken every year. Cathi Nelson founded APPO as an answer to the growing need for assistance for organizing an influx […]
  • MMIE 602: Choose the right photographer as class teacher

    Jennifer Kruger
    26 May 2015 | 12:41 pm
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #602 – May 26, 2015 Brian Mundy, Octane Creative Media, Philips Ranch, Calif. Brian Mundy was part of the focus of last week’s MMIE because he was the speaker at an event at Paul’s Photo in Torrance, Calif. Combine that with his long-time connection with DIMA, and you’ve got someone with […]
  • Online storage revitalizes old photos, takes no rights

    Paul Worthington
    25 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    The industry often talks about the Yeas and Nays of various storage methods; two recent articles also show some strong pros and cons. VentureBeat editor-in-chief Dylan Tweney writes of uploading all 24,280 of his family’s photos to Google Drive, and how “what happened next blew my mind.” The photo collections dates back “over a decade, back […]
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  • World's Largest Photo - a 365 Gigapixel Image of Mont Blanc

    William Chambers
    28 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    What is a "large" image? For some of us, that's an image produced by the 8- to 36-megapixel cameras that we use for every day photography. For many purposes, a 5-megapixel (or even smaller) photo is fine for the smaller print sizes we'd commonly use, or for posting photos on the web to share them with others. But, if you want to see the world's largest image, take a look at a new Panorama of Europe's Mount Blanc (Europe's tallest mountain in the Alps, and the 11th tallest mountain in the world) on a special web site about it here: http://www.in2white.com/ Italian Photographer Phillip Biengini…
  • A Hands On Look at the New Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7

    William Chambers
    27 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    One of our senior reviewers, Josh Fate, was able to get some hands on time with the new Lumix DMC-G7 at a special Panasonic event over this past holiday weekend. They flew him out to Indianapolis for the 2015 Indy 500, giving him and others access to the new G7 and a variety of Micro Four Thirds lenses. He put together a brief writeup about the trip over at Steve's Darkroom, which includes some of the photos he took. Be sure to check it out!   Hands on with the Panasonic Lumix G7 at the Indy 500
  • Just Published: Our Fujifilm X-A2 Compact ILC Review

    William Chambers
    26 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    For those looking to upgrade from their point-n-shoot to a more powerful, yet still easy to use camera, you'll want to check out our most recent hands on review of Fuji's X-A2 ILC. This powerful camera sports their X-mount lens system, an APS-C sized CMOS image sensor with 16-megapixels, a 3" tilting LCD, and built-in Wi-Fi; all packed into a compact shell that measures just over 1.5" (body only). While this camera is loaded with powerful features, it still offers several user-friendly exposure options to help novice users who are used to their point-n-shoot camera. To see how well this ILC…
  • Nikon releases Firmware v1.1 for the Coolpix P610, and "C" v1.02 for the D750

    William Chambers
    22 May 2015 | 8:16 am
    Nikon has released two new Firmware Updates, including Firmware Version 1.1 for the Coolpix P610, and "C" Version Firmware 1.02 for the D750. "C" Version Firmware 1.01 for the Nikon D750Nikon does not go into detail about the specific fixes included in the new D750 "C" Firmware Version 1.02 Update, except for stating this in a section listing changes from the previous Version 1.01 release.  Camera operation is now more reliable. It's common for manufacturers to fix problems and increase reliability without listing all of the specific details about them. So, D750 owners may want to apply…
  • Nikon Heartography featuring Grizzler, the Canine Photographer

    William Chambers
    21 May 2015 | 9:26 am
    Have you ever seen photos taken by a dog? If not, stay tuned. Nikon has launched a marketing campaign called Heartography asking "What if emotions could take photographs?". They go on to say "Photos can capture the world's beauty within a single frame, and photographers translate what they feel into what others can see. With a device that reacts to increased heart rates, we can literally connect emotions to every photo." To demonstrate the Heartography concept, Nikon developed a system that includes a special elastic collar that detects heart rate, then transmits it via Bluetooth to a special…
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    A Photo Editor

  • The Art of the Personal Project: Jazzmine Beaulieu

    Suzanne Sease
    28 May 2015 | 7:26 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Jazzmine Beaulieu How long have you been shooting? 5 years professionally Are you…
  • Mary Ellen Mark – You Will Never Forgive Yourself For Not Doing Something You Believed In If You Don’t Do It Now

    A Photo Editor
    28 May 2015 | 7:09 am
  • The Daily Promo – Sarah Lim

    Heidi Volpe
    27 May 2015 | 6:54 am
      Sarah Lim Who printed it? Who designed it? Who edited it? The promo was printed, designed, edited, cut, glued and assembled 100% by me. I’m a maker of sorts (which is why I like to brand myself as a “Picture Maker”) and I hand make many of my own props and sets for shoots. If there’s something I’m looking for but I can’t buy it anywhere, I’ll just make it. I’ve done anything from cooking, sewing, building, screen printing, painting, hot-gluing – you name it, I have probably done it for a shoot or in life. I like working with my hands,…
  • The Daily Edit – Genome: Samuel Solomon

    Heidi Volpe
    26 May 2015 | 6:29 am
    Food as Medicine: Photographer:Adam Voorhes Editor: Rhonda Reinhart The Family Condition Photographer: Randal Ford Casting and wardrobe: Lauren Smith Ford Retouch: Gigantic Squid Editor: Rhonda Reinhart What is Personalized Medicine Photographer: Adam Voorhes Editor-in-Chief: Eric Celeste Designer: Caleb Bennett Genome Creative Director: Samuel Solomon Editor-in-Chief: Eric Celeste Heidi: How did this job come about for you? Samuel: Years ago, I worked with Genome’s founding Editorial Director, Eric Celeste, while at American Airlines’ inflight, American Way. We always had a great…
  • Sandro Miller Interview

    Jonathan Blaustein
    25 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: Given the thickness of your Chicago accent, and the plethora of sports photos on your website, I have to ask… what do you think about Derrick Rose’s game-winning shot the other night? Sandro Miller: The shot was absolutely, off-the-charts amazing. But unfortunately, the man down in Cleveland, Lebron James, answered right back yesterday. With the exact same shot, but from the side. Both shots were amazing, but Derrick’s was just off-the-charts. He’s a killer basketball player. What I loved most about it was when he got into the arms of (Joachim) Noah,…
 
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    Nikon Rumors

  • New Petzval 58mm Bokeh Control Art lens for Nikon F mount from Lomography

    [NR] admin
    28 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Lomography are introducing the world’s first Petzval 58mm Bokeh Control Art lens on Kickstarter. The $100,000 funding goal was reached in less than 3 hours. For now the lens is available only on Kickstarter. Shipping is currently planned for December 2015. Lomography already has a Petzval 85mm lens ($599). Specifications: Focal Length: 58mm Aperture: Waterhouse aperture stops, f/1.9, f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16 Image Circle: 44mm Field of View: 41 degrees Lens Mounting Profile: Canon EF and Nikon F Electronic Contacts: No Closest Focusing Distance: 0.6m Focusing Mechanism: Gear…
  • Nikon released NEF Codec 1.27.0 and Distortion Control 2.009 updates

    [NR] admin
    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Nikon released NEF Codec version 1.27.0 and Distortion Control Data version 2.009. What’s new in Nikon NEF Codec version 1.27.0: The codec now supports NEF (RAW) photos shot with the D810A and Nikon 1 J5. Fixed issue in which NEF (RAW) images could no longer be displayed after file info had been edited in the “Details” tab of the Explorer “Properties” window. No addition information was provided for the Distortion Control 2.009. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Nikon got a wedding studio truck

    [NR] admin
    27 May 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Nikon and Joe McNally converted a truck into a fully functional photo studio and will offer newlywed couples free portraits outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau on June 4 and June 5, 2015. Additional information can be found on Joe McNally’s blog. Here is the full press release: The "Nikon Wedding Truck Studio" Rolls Into New York City With World-Renowned Photographer Joe McNally at the Wheel As Part of Nikon’s “I AM Generation Image” Campaign, Nikon Will Offer Free Newlywed Portraits Outside of the NYC Marriage Bureau Captured by Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally MELVILLE, NY – On…
  • Deal of the day: Nikon D4 for $2,995.95

    [NR] admin
    27 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    Adorama currently has refurbished Nikon D4 cameras for $2,995.95 with free shipping (lowest price so far). This deal is available on their website and on their eBay store. Only 3 units were left at the time of this post. The cameras are refurbished by Nikon USA and come with 90 days USA warranty. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon D800 camera for $1,779 Deal of the day: refurbished Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens for $15,000…
  • Nikon Capture NX-D 1.2.1, ViewNX-i 1.0.1 and Picture Control Utility 2.1.1 released with support for the D810A camera

    [NR] admin
    27 May 2015 | 7:21 am
    Nikon released new versions of Capture NX-D, ViewNX-i and Picture Control Utility 2 - all three products now support the D810A camera. Here are the download links: Products Version Capture NX-D Ver.1.2.1 ViewNX-i Ver.1.0.1 Picture Control Utility 2 Ver.2.1.1 Change log: Capture NX-D 1.2.1 RAW photos taken with the D810a are now supported. Fixed issue with changes made in ViewNX 2 and other Nikon applications sometimes not being visible when the images were previewed in Capture NX-D. Fixed issue with Capture NX-D occasionally being unable to open images edited in Capture NX 2. ViewNX-i…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Deal: Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $1999

    Canon Rumors
    28 May 2015 | 11:41 am
    GetItDigital (99.6% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $1999 (Reg $2499) via ebay. PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 22.3 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DIGIC 5+ Image Processor 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 61-Point High Density Reticular AF Native ISO 25600, Extended to ISO 102400 [...]
  • Full Frame Astrophotography DSLR Coming [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    We’re told that Canon will release their first full frame DSLR geared to astrophotography some time in 2016. It is unknown which camera will get the conversion to an “a” model. This would follow the APS-C astrophotography DSLRs from the past, the EOS 20Da and the EOS 60Da. Nikon is about to release the D810a, which [...]
  • Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

    Canon Rumors
    28 May 2015 | 2:37 am
    TOKYO, May 28, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR [...]
  • Patent: Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC

    Canon Rumors
    27 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    A patent for a Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC has appeared. Is Tamron following Sigma and getting into the quality prime market, but with Vibration Correction (Image Stabilization)? Canon’s 85mm offerings, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II and EF 85mm f/1.8 could probably both use a refresh, though we haven’t heard anything about either in a very [...]
  • DPReview: Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

    Canon Rumors
    27 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    DPReview has added lab reports to their first impressions for the brand new EOS Rebel T6s & EOS Rebel T6i. Summary The new Rebels bring solid image quality improvements to the popular line. Increased resolution (24MP, up from 18MP) makes the T6s and T6i competitive against most APS-C offerings from competitors, and a weak anti-aliasing [...]
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    Digital Photography School

  • Understanding Light for Better Portrait Photography

    Gary Lun
    28 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    A solid understanding of light can make you stand out from an average photographer. In fact, in portrait photography, light is even more important than the subject and location. This is because without the proper use of light, you can ruin the shot, even with the best looking subject, at the most awesome location in the world! In this article, I’m going to break down the understanding of Light for you into six simple terms. Once you understand and apply these concepts, you will immediately notice the improvement of quality in your portrait photographs. The six principles of light are:…
  • Learn How to Setup Studio Lighting in 15 Minutes

    John McIntire
    28 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Do you find studio lighting daunting? Understandable. When I got my first set of lights I played with it for half an hour. Intimidated and confused, I shoved it back in the box where it stayed for six months. Don’t worry though, mastering exposure with studio strobes is easy; in fact it’s probably one of the easiest of the photographic skill sets. By following this tutorial, you can go from no experience with studio lighting, to getting a correct exposure on your first frame, without the aid of expensive and unnecessary light meters. This isn’t a crash course in complicated…
  • 5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

    Gina Milicia
    27 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    All images ©Gina Milicia “Every Artist was first an Amateur”- Ralph Waldo Emerson If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s market is flooded with tertiary courses, books, workshops, websites, podcasts and online courses that didn’t exist as little as ten years ago. When I began my career 25 years ago, there were only a few options. You could learn photography at a university or technical college, you could complete an apprenticeship or internship with…
  • 4 Ways to Make Your Photos Stand Out with the Clarity Slider

    Jim Hamel
    27 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    You want your photos to be as sharp as possible. Of course, there is no substitute for good technique in the capture phase, but you would like to add something in the post-processing to make the pictures clearer and sharper. You may already be adding sharpening, but how to add that extra crispness to make your pictures pop? The answer is clarity. This article will show you how to add that to your photos. What Exactly Is Clarity? What is clarity? Clarity is a local contrast increase that focuses on the mi-tones of the image. If differs from sharpness, because whereas increasing sharpness…
  • 5 Macro Photography Tricks to Make Your Images Stand Out

    Alex Morrison
    26 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day for the next 7 days. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss any!  In the world of macro photography, most of discussions seem to surround the technical aspects of this photographic art form. Amongst my colleagues, lens choice comes up a lot, along with the use of a flash, extension rings, and bellows. Dynamic and creative macro photographs. I’d like to switch gears away from the technical, and share some of my tricks to help you creatively enhance your…
 
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    1001 NOISY CAMERAS

  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

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

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

    1001nc
    17 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and new lenses [these two links jump DIRECTLY to the new gear listings below)], featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: May 18 (2015) at 3:52pm ET: new Panasonic G7… new Fuji X-T10 and 90/2 lens… New…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

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

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

  • Mary Ellen Mark, Influential Photographer, Passes away at 75

    John Harrington
    26 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    During the 2008 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark as a part of a broader package on the artists presenting at the Festival. In honor of her death, below is the brief segment as a standalone video of a highly regarded photographer called by some inpirational, a humanist photographer, a photojournalist and a documentarian: Mary Ellen Mark interview segment from the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph from John Harrington on Vimeo. During the 2008 Look3 Festival of the Photograph, we interviewed Mary Ellen Mark about her work. Here is the segment, which ran within a…
  • VIDEO: Getty Images Losing Ground in Mid-Stock Business as CEO Steps Down

    John Harrington
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    With the news of Getty CEO Jonathan Klein stepping down to take on the role of Chairman (as reported here) Klein will have little to celebrate as the storied company itself celebrates 20 years in business this week. Neither do the photographers whose work is in the Getty Images archives, and who see this announcement - where Klein is Chairman without CEO authority, effectively not much to do - as a last ditch effort to survive, so they are not celebrating either. (Comments, if any, after the Jump)Please post your comments by clicking the link below. If you've got questions, please pose them…
  • Staff vs. Independent - Why Staff Photographer Jobs are Declining and What to Do About It

    John Harrington
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    There has been much ado in recent years about the overall decline in the number of staff photographer positions at newspapers, yet an anecdotal observation of these same newspapers shows they are publishing the same number of photographs in print, and even more images are being consumed online.  The dire declines in circulation of a newspaper is irrelevant to the number of photos used, it's the same paper (save for the instances where there's also a reduction in page count) just fewer copies are printed. So why are staff photography jobs being slashed practically everywhere you turn?It's…
  • Getty Images’ Downward Spiral Approaches Judgment Day

    John Harrington
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A catastrophe of cataclysmic proportions for Getty Images (a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group, NASDAQ: CG) is on the horizon. Below are some historical insights, and a break down of the latest Bloomberg reports on Getty. First though, here’s a very simple comparison that will illustrate the state of Getty’s bank accounts and loans:If you owe so much money to others that you can’t even afford to pay the interest accrued on the loan, and there are no promises of large cash influxes in the near future, no one will loan you the money to pay your monthly interest expense, let alone pay down…
  • [UPDATED} - Peter Lik - Master Marketer and Successful Entrepreneur

    John Harrington
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Peter Lik's "Ghost", which is the color version of his one-off "Phantom." ©Peter Lik Say what you will about photographer Peter Lik, but you don't have 15 art galleries and a Chief Financial Officer and then belong anywhere but in the category of "successful businessman." An interesting article in the New York Times about Lik - Peter Lik’s Recipe for Success: Sell Prints. Print Money. somehow gave fodder for Artnet News to opine "New York Times Exposes Peter Lik Photography Fraud". Now, where do they get "fraud" in the NYT article? Questions? Sure. Fraud? That remains…
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    Digital ProTalk

  • 27 May 2015 | 9:49 am

    David Ziser
    27 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Good Morning Everybody,Just doing a quick check in with everyone. I have to tell you, life is good. LaDawn and I are back in Mexico for two more weeks enjoying the magnificent sunrises and sunsets, sand, and sea breezes. We've been here since April 15, 2015! It’s been a great trip again this year with friends and family stopping by throughout our stay. The image below is our terrace view about every morning – breathtaking!I head back home temporarily this weekend to photograph an event for some of my very favorite clients  – a B’nai Mitzvah of two very beautiful young…
  • My Brand New Apps Are Ready To Go At Only $1.99 each!

    David Ziser
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Good Morning Everybody, I know I’ve been laying low for a while but  I’m writing today to get the news out about my brand new $1.99 Photography Apps! Here is the backstory. Last year, my good friend and great photographer Rick Sammon,  asked me to be part of his Mobile Masters Group and twisted my arm to produce three wedding apps [link]. Rick is really an App Master.  I finally completed the project and they look great! Read the rest of the story on the very first set of David Ziser Apps [link] below. You're going to love them My Brand New Apps Are Ready To Go At Only…
  • The Biggest and Best Photo Convention In The Midwest! PhotoPro Expo 2015

    David Ziser
    3 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    Good Morning Everybody, Things have been crazy as usual around the Ziser home front/studio after all of our travels this past fall.  I’m still wanting to update everyone with from our travels  but time sure seems to be in short supply. Sound familiar to anyone else?  PhotoPro Expo 2015 Right Around The Corner One of the reasons is the fact that PhotoPro Expo 2015 kicks off in just a few more weeks – January 22 – 26, 2015. And…. We’ve been hustling our “you know what's “ off for the last few months pulling together all the details to make this year’s show…
  • ”Gentle Souls”

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

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

  • 5 free high resolution snow photos for your projects

    admin808080
    28 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Here are 5  free high resolution snow photos for your projects : You can download the images here Please note the creative commons license and give attribution to www.photographyandvideoblog.com should you use these images. This work by PhotographyAndVideoBlog.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license … Continue reading 5 free high resolution snow photos for your projects
  • 5 free high resolution mountain sunset photos for your projects.

    admin808080
    28 May 2015 | 5:50 am
    Here are 5 free high resolution stock photos of a  colorful mountain sunset :   You can download the images here Please note the creative commons license and give attribution to www.photographyandvideoblog.com should you use these images.   This work by PhotographyAndVideoBlog.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Permissions beyond the … Continue reading 5 free high resolution mountain sunset photos for your projects.
  • After Effects Green Screen Compositing Tutorial

    admin808080
    28 May 2015 | 2:03 am
    In this video tutorial you’ll see how to add dynamic effects to green screen footage when compositing in after effects, working with a dynamic background, flares and  added elements.
  • How to recover highlight details with photoshop using the Apply Image command.

    admin808080
    27 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    How to recover highlight details with photoshop using the Apply Image command. – Open your image and add a curves adjustment layer by going to Layer —> new adjustment layer —> curves. – Drag the curve down and darken your image – you can adjust the amount later. With your curves adjustment layer selected, go … Continue reading How to recover highlight details with photoshop using the Apply Image command.
  • How to Add Transitions and Audio to Video in Photoshop

    admin808080
    22 May 2015 | 4:17 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to add transitions and audio to your videos in Photoshop.
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  • Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

    1 May 2015 | 12:04 am
    Leica Camera AG, Wetzlar, is taking the next step forward in its successful digital black-and-white photography concept for the Leica M rangefinder camera system and presents the new Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246). With improved performance and features and a newly developed black-and-white sensor, the camera by far exceeds the high standards set by its...
  • Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF6 Digital Camera Review

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    In short, the Panasonic Lumix G DMC-GF6K digital single lens mirrorless camera looks, feels and performs well above its price tag. Adopting functionality from it's predecessors, inspiration from DSLR cameras and lending user-friendly technology standards found in smart phones the GF6 is a camera Panasonic have obviously worked hard on putting together. Offering...
  • Pentax K-3 II Digital Camera

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    Expanding on the K-3 legacy, the newly released K-3 II adds GPS functionality, improved Shake-Reduction (SR) technology, high speed AF and built-in ASTROTRACER. Ricoh Imaging is proud to introduce the Pentax K-3 II Digital SLR; refining the ultimate field camera. Developed as the successor to the award winning Pentax K-3, the new K-3 II shares its predecessor’s magnesium alloy casing, metal chassis...
  • Fujifilm Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR Lens

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    Fujifilm’s new Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR fast aperture wide-angle lens offers stunning optical performance, high image quality in low light conditions, and bokeh-rich macro photography with the minimum working distance of 15cm. Due for release in Australia in late May 2015, the lightweight 375 gram Fujinon XF16mm F1.4 R WR is the fifth addition to Fujifilm’s line-up of fast aperture lenses. It comes...
  • Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Olympus Imaging Australia has today announced the Stylus Tough TG-4 compact digital camera, the new flagship model in its acclaimed “Tough” range of ruggedised digital compacts. The waterproof, dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and freezeproof Stylus Tough TG-4 significantly improves underwater imaging with Underwater High Dynamic Range (UW HDR) shooting...
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    Virtual Photography Studio

  • Photography Contests You Must Enter in 2015

    Paul Escott
    26 May 2015 | 2:46 am
    Whether you are an amateur or a professional, participating in photography contests is a great chance to gain both popularity and valuable experience. Check out our list of photographic competitions in 2015, send them your best shots and win some amazing prizes.   National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is an annual competition gathering best travel photos from around the world. If you have amazing travel experiences to share, this is the right competition for you. Visit Traveler Photo Contest Official Page to have a look at the latest…
  • Top 10 Fashion Photographers

    Paul Escott
    25 May 2015 | 2:44 am
    Both intriguing and gutty, fashion photographers have challenged the concept of beauty over generations and continue to redefine visual art in the fashion industry. Here at Virtual Photography Studio we want to bring into the open the work of successful professional photographers from various niches and places around the globe. After starting with a top selection of travel photographers, here are 10 fashion photographers worth knowing about. Name: Alessio Bolzoni Location: Italy Bio: Born in Crema, in 1979, Alessio Bolzoni is an Italian fashion and editorial photographer whose work has been…
  • 4 Mobile Technology Devices You Can’t Live Without

    Virtual Photography
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Love your music and can’t get enough high-tech gadgets to enjoy your music on the go? Here are some must-haves for enjoying your playlists while out and about: Bowers-Wilkins P3 Headphones While some brands of headphones like Beats by Dre, Apple and Bose have gathered a cult following based on name recognition alone, serious audiophiles know you’ve got to get off the beaten path for top-quality ear gear. The Bower-Wilkins P3 headphones are light and portable with unmatched sound quality. They fold up easily to fit in a pocket. The fabric ear covering is constructed from memory foam,…
  • Brighten Your Wedding Photography: Editing Tips

    Paul Escott
    19 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    Now that you have enjoyed your photo shooting with the happy couple and are left with gigabytes of photos to edit, you probably think of the insane workflow required to deliver your final result. All you need is a great, easy-to-follow plan, which involves great time management and creativity. We have already taken care of the first aspect and we will share with you the 10 efficient steps to a victorious editing process.   Step 1: Photography is Storytelling If you imagine editing photos is a ‘post-production’ process, you are wrong, my friend. Before getting started you should have…
  • How to Boost Your Photography Business: Top 5 Resources

    Paul Escott
    18 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Do you want to improve your marketing skills and boost your photography business? Here are just a few amazingly cheap resources you can benefit of to enhance your business performance. Top 5 Resources to Boost Your Business Performance We often associate marketing resources with complicated strategies and methods that can be developed and applied only by specialists who have a thorough knowledge in the field. There’s nothing more false, especially when it comes to individuals who build up a business driven by passion and determination. Yes, we know you are the artist and your customer…
 
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  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    27 May 2015 | 12:52 am
    I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-W30 for my pocket. Same problem occured during Paris journey from Turkey. We traditionally solve problems with radio, cd player etc . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony DSC-H300 lens has a mind of its own

    25 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    I have a SONY DSC-H300 and the lens seems to have a mind of its own and it wont let me take pictures or record enything i banged it on the table twice and i nee . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Firmware for Kodak DX4530

    25 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    I have an old unused camera Kodak DX4530, I am in need of firmware (Latest possible version. The firm ware is no more available on Kodak website or any where el . . . Category: Digital Camera: Kodak
  • Nexxtech 2516516 Driver

    21 May 2015 | 10:57 pm
    ^ 2015 and still works for windows 8, awesome Category: WebCam
  • Canon Mark III "busy" when connected to USB

    19 May 2015 | 8:10 am
    I'm having an issue if I switch on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III when it's connected to my computer via USB: the camera doesn't respond to any button and the color d . . . Category: Digital Camera: Canon
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    Shutter Sisters

  • Wrapping Up #GiftingGrace Beautifully

    Tracey Clark
    1 May 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We are beyond grateful for all of you and the incredibly heartfelt and gorgeous images and lovely #giftinggrace dedications that came through during the past month. Needless to say, we’re wrapping up feeling truly touched and deeply inspired! Thank you so much to Stampington and Company for generously being a part of this outpouring of grace and for supporting Shutter Sisters in this way. Sharing the beauty of Bella Grace Magazine means so much! As for the winners of this final week of #GiftingGrace, here they are: giftinggrace by @kjhp gifting grace by @paulateach gifting grace by…
  • The Beauty and Bounty of #GiftingGrace

    shutter sisters
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    As we celebrate another week of #GiftingGrace, we are featuring our 5 weekly recipients of Bella Grace Magazine. Such fun to give and receive, isn’t it? We are deeply moved by all the images that are being dedicated in our photo sharing circle. It makes our hearts swell with gratitude. Here are a few true beauties! GiftingGrace by SusanBlanda GiftingGrace by DeepRiverStudio GiftingGrace by annabelle_roa GiftingGrace by ann_thedreamery GiftingGrace by RunnerKimHall We have another week left to share our grace-inspired images with those we want to encourage and inspire! Read all about it…
  • #GiftingGrace with Bella Grace Magazine for Week 2

    shutter sisters
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    Another lovely week full of beautiful images and sweet photo dedications of #GiftingGrace. These gorgeous shots are perfect examples of how  grace can be found in the often quiet and unexpected places.  Thanks to Bella Grace Magazine for gifting these 5 ladies copies of the latest issue. #GiftingGrace by Mallien GiftingGrace by Thirty2flavors GiftingGrace by SiobhanWolf GiftingGrace by LindsayCrandall GiftingGrace by CarmenMariez We’ve still got a few more weeks to celebrate this photo sharing circle so be sure to submit your images by using the #giftinggrace &…
  • #GiftingGrace and Receiving Bella Grace

    shutter sisters
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Thank you all for participating in our #GiftingGrace photo sharing circle this week. We are excited to share images from this week’s 5 chosen recipients of the latest issue of Bella Grace Magazine. It’s a treasure, for sure. As are these lovely shots. #GiftingGrace image by @anniestril #GiftingGrace image by @soonie_2 #GiftingGrace image by @believinginhope #GiftingGrace image by @lolafalola #GiftingGrace image by @nerdeyeopen We encourage you to join in the #GiftingGrace goodness by sharing your own grace-inspired images and dedicating them to special people in your life!
  • Announcing #GiftingGrace : Inspired by Bella Grace Magazine

    shutter sisters
    6 Apr 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Oh, April! What a glorious month you are; ushering out the bare and chilly winter while welcoming in the slow and sure warmth of spring. At this threshold of the new season we look forward to more than just a change in the weather, we long to discover and experience all things fresh, new and beautiful. With every glimpse of sunny sky, every sprig that shoots up and every blossom that begins to bud, we can feel the gifts being bestowed upon us; hope, promise and grace. We, here at Shutter Sisters, can think of no better way to celebrate this transformative and tender turn of the seasons than…
 
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    Layers Magazine

  • Creating a Lower 3rd Graphic with Premiere, Part 3

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

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

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

    Daniel
    15 May 2015 | 7:54 am
    Get organized, work fluidly (yeah, not the words most video creatives want to hear) Simple steps to keep you on track using markers in Adobe Premiere.
  • Setting Your White Point and Black Point

    Scott Kelby
    5 May 2015 | 11:35 am
    CREDIT: SCOTT KELBY One way to get the most out of your image editing is to expand the tonal range of your photo by setting your white point and black point (this is something Photoshop users have done for many years using Photoshop’s Levels control). We do this using the Whites and Blacks sliders. We increase the whites as far as we can without clipping the highlights, and increase the blacks as far as we can without clipping the deepest shadows too much (although, I personally don’t mind a little shadow clipping), which expands the tonal range big time. Step One: Here’s the original…
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    Photojojo

  • Must-Have Gear forSummertime Photography

    Taylor
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Goodbye tests and 8:00 a.m. classes. School’s out and summer’s in! To help you prepare for all those fun-in-the-sun photo ops coming up, we put together a handy list of essential summer photo gear. From umbrellas to lens filters, you’ll be ready to snap pics whether you’re poolside or in the middle of that long-awaited camping trip. Slap on some sunscreen and let’s go! FUNdamental Items for Summer Photos (...)Read the rest of Must-Have Gear forSummertime Photography (874 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Your Hunk-a, Hunk-a Burning Questions Answered Here

    Erin
    26 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Meet our stellar customer service team. They’re chock-full of information about all of our shop goodies (also great at telling jokes!) We picked their brains about some of our most popular products in order to answer your most FAQs. Don’t see your question? Shoot them an E-mail, they love chatting! CS FAQ ASAP (...)Read the rest of Your Hunk-a, Hunk-a Burning Questions Answered Here (988 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Ideas for Photo Fun With Water & Food Coloring

    Taylor
    21 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    “Wow! Oh my gosh! Cool!” This is what your friends will say when they see your gorgeous photos of food coloring in water. These shots are not only incredible but surprisingly easy! And with our setup tips and ideas you’re gonna get the most vibrant and unique results possible. Just don’t get so mesmerized by all those dancing colors that you forget to take the shot! Make Photo Magic with Food Coloring (...)Read the rest of Ideas for Photo Fun With Water & Food Coloring (630 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us…
  • Gramming for Good

    Erin
    19 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Your Instagram presence is a superpower just waiting for that perfect opportunity to shine in selfless acts of kindness. Welcome to your Hero moment. Gramming for Good is a new project that matches up talented ‘grammers with non-profit organizations, so you can use your visual power for good. Sign up to participate here. Gramming for Good will match you up with a non-profit organization that suits your style and interests. Take over their account for a week, donate old gems from your photo collection, or spark a long-term collaboration and extend your impact. If you’re in the Bay Area,…
  • Your Light Problems, Illuminated at Last

    Erin
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    We’ve gathered up your most pressing light issues and found the perfect solutions for them. Dare we say we shed light on the situation? Oh yeah, we totally dare. Check out all the products you’ll ever need for light perfection and our best tutorials for shooting in tricksy light. You’ve got the ‘light’ stuff now baby! Choose the “Light”! (...)Read the rest of Your Light Problems, Illuminated at Last (291 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Canon Software updated

    13 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    New versions of DPP and EOS utility at 5Ds / 5Ds R support
  • Review - Spyder5 Elite monitor calibrator

    2 May 2015 | 5:55 am
    The Spyder 5 Elite monitor calibrator features a new colorimeter design, giving improved performance. The Elite version includes projector calibration and a wide range of profiling options and measurement data.
  • Review - Epson SC-P800

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:38 am
    Epson have just announced the P800, a 9 ink 17" printer, that follows on from the SP3880. It adds a roll paper option, and uses the new UltraChrome HD ink set. Keith has been testing the new printer, and has a full in depth review.
  • Why don't my prints match my screen?

    10 Apr 2015 | 2:37 am
    Updated article looks at why your prints still don't match your screen, and some of what you can do - first published nearly 10 years ago, the same principles hold true today.
  • Review - Piccure+

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    Piccure Plus is an image sharpening plugin and application that can correct for some aspects of lens softness and camera shake. It's not fast but can bring a degree of sharpness and clarity to images that can make even expensive lenses look appreciably better.
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    Photography Blog

  • Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens Goes on Kickstarter

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 May 2015 | 8:15 am
    Two years after the introduction of their first Petzval lens, Lomography have launched a new Kickstarter project to help fund the commercialisation of their latest product, the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens. Read more and comment »
  • Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates its 10-year Anniversary

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Canon will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the introduction of their EOS 5D series of DSLR cameras this fall. Read more and comment »
  • Synology DS1515+ Review

    Mark Goldstein
    28 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    The Synology DS1515+ is a 5-bay NAS drive aimed at photographers and small studios. In our Synology DS1515+ review, we try to make sense of over 10 years of photos and files scattered across multiple locations - carry on reading to find out if the DS1515+ was a help or a hindrance... Read the review »
  • Olympus Announce “Test & Wow” Programme

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Olympus have announced a free new opportunity for photographers to test their cameras and lenses. Read more and comment »
  • Westcott Ice Light 2 Now Available in the UK

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 May 2015 | 1:05 am
    The Westcott Ice Light 2 LED light is now available in the UK. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com » News

  • Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Kickstarter Project

    Erica Gamet
    25 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I’ve been known to fall down the rabbit hole of Kickstarter projects, and this past week I chased many a white rabbit. This time, however, I climbed back out not with a strange feeling from drinking out of bottles labeled “DRINK ME,” but with a rare gem. I stumbled upon the Hermann Zapf Sketchbook Project. Zapf—master calligrapher and creator of renowned typefaces such as Palatino, Optima, and Zapfino—is directly involved in this project to reproduce some of his sketchbooks, which include examples of his calligraphic skill, pencil sketches, and watercolor paintings. To…
  • Albert Einstein Font on Kickstarter

    Erica Gamet
    18 May 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Kickstarter, like other successful crowdsourcing sites, is a weird and wonderful place. I find myself wanting to back projects for wacky inventions and gadgets that fill a need I didn’t even know I had. However, it’s also a great place to find cool things that fit in your everyday life, whether personal or professional. The Albert Einstein Font Kickstarter campaign just might fall into both categories. Dreamed up by dancer Elizabeth Waterhouse and brought to life by typographer Harald Geisler, the font is being created based on the beautiful handwriting of one of the world’s…
  • Free Stuff: Exclusive Vecteezy Assets for CreativePro.com Readers

    Erica Gamet
    12 May 2015 | 4:11 am
    Here’s something special for all you lovely CreativePro.com readers, courtesy of our friends at Vecteezy: an exclusive pack of 44 attractive Web icons! Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, the icon pack features flat icons in white on a gray background, but since they’re vectors, you can customize them as needed. With icons for such web staples as mail, calendars, photos, news, and security, the pack includes several file formats: PNG, PSD, EPS and, of course AI. Vecteezy is part of the Eezy network of sites that offer free and premium assets for…
  • Quirky Ads Tout Improved Bikeshare Program

    Erica Gamet
    4 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    May is National Bike Month, and things are ramping up where I live, so I’m having a hard time sitting inside and writing. As I suffer quietly for my art, I’ll have to make do with my late-night rides and be content with looking at cycling-inspired design. One such campaign that caught my eye recently comes from La Comunidad/The Community agency. The collection of posters, subway cards, billboards, and magazine ads promotes EcoBici, Buenos Aires’ automated bikeshare program. Billed with the tagline, “Never Stop Riding,” the fun hand-drawn graphics tout the 24/7…
  • Alphabet of Typography

    Erica Gamet
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Recently I’ve been trying to up my typography game—mostly to impress my type-loving friends. Being late to this game I often feel overwhelmed, so lately I’ve been trying to learn in quick visual snippets. Knowing my love of infographics, one kind-hearted typophile recently sent me a link to Pop Chart Lab’s “Alphabet of Typography” poster, which fits perfectly into my new streamlined approach. Its simple representation of the alphabet actually contains a wellspring information for the newbie or veteran of type, including myriad parts of letterforms from…
 
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    Camera Labs

  • Panasonic Lumix 30mm f2.8 - affordable macro lens for MFT

    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Panasonic's Lumix G 30mm f2.8 is an affordable Macro lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers a 60mm field-of-view that makes it an ideal general-purpose prime lens, but the key selling point is its ability to focus close-enough to deliver 1:1 magnification. Impressively the Micro Four Thirds system already has two existing macro options, each employing longer focal lengths, so in my Lumix 30mm Macro review I've taken an in-depth look at this latest option to see if it's the model for you!
  • Panasonic Lumix SZ8 - budget compact

    4 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Lumix SZ8 is Panasonic's entry-level super-zoom compact, offering a 12x optical zoom, 16 Megapixel sensor, 3in screen and Wifi, making it a step-up from the cheapest models at little extra cost. The Lumix SZ10 may be newer, but offers little more than a selfie-screen over the earlier SZ8, which has subsequently found itself discounted to tempting price points. Ken checks it out in his Lumix SZ8 review!
  • Canon EOS M3 review - Canon's best mirrorless yet!

    30 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Canon's EOS M3 is the company's third mirrorless camera. It employs a brand new 24 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Hybrid CMOS III AF for more faster and more confident continuous AF. The 3in touchscreen angles down by 45 degrees or all the way up to face the subject for selfies or filming pieces to camera. There's no built-in viewfinder, but you can slide an optional EVF accessory onto the hotshoe, or exploit Canon's Speedlite flashguns. There's also a popup flash, 1080p video at 24, 25 or 30p with manual control over exposures, a microphone input and Wifi with NFC. Has Canon cracked the…
  • Olympus E-PL7 review - vintage style, modern mirrorless!

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    The Olympus PEN E-PL7 is a mid-range mirrorless camera aimed at those who want a step-up in quality and control over a point-and-shoot or smartphone. It has 16 Megapixels, built-in stabilization that works with any lens you attach, Wifi, and a screen which folds down by 180 degrees for selfies or filming pieces to camera. With its decent specification and retro styling the E-PL7 is undoubtedly an attractive camera, but is it your best bet at this end of the market? Ken compared it against the Lumix GF7 and Samsung NX3000 in his Olympus E-PL7 review!
  • Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f1.7 review - compact but high quality lens!

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:35 am
    Panasonic's Lumix G 42.5mm f1.7 is a short telephoto lens for the Micro Four Thirds system. Mounted on an Olympus or Panasonic body, it delivers an 85mm field-of-view that's ideal for portraits, but a close focusing distance also lets it double-up for surprisingly good macro work. Find out how it compares to the popular Olympus 45mm f1.8 for sharpness, bokeh, starbursts and more in my Panasonic Lumix G 42.5mm f1.7 review!
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • Suché vřesoví / Dry heather

    23 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hustý vánek olizuje větvičky vřesu, kapky rosy se na nich co chvíli zatřpytí a pak sjedou kamsi hluboko po stěně skály dolů... Wet breeze licks twigs of heather, dewdrops on them glitters suddenly and than slip somewhere deep down by the rocks wall ...
  • Věž plavčíka / Lifeguard tower

    17 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Opuštěné přírodní koupaliště za městem Abandoned natural swimming pool behind the town
  • Mladé březoví / Young birch leaves

    14 May 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Jak se nám tu ten rosný bod, slabá oblačnost a ranní mlhy vybarvily, že? How nice colors the dew point, thin clouds and morning fog cold have?
  • Jahody se smetanou / Strawberries and cream

    3 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dole někde ječí kuna, kolem řvou ptáci, až píská v uších. Svítání dnes nešetří barvami. An marten is yelling somewhere bellow and birds are screaming around that ringing in my ears. Daybreak is painting today with all colors.
  • Nepříliš Suchá Kamenice / Not too dry Sucha Kamenice river

    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Když korytem Suché Kamenice teče voda, je to malý zázrak. Přes mechem pokryté balvany přetéká průzračná voda, v tůňkách klokotá.Koryto je po většinu roku suché, nebo skoro suché. Po rychlém tání namnoze nenápadný čůrek přesouvá metráky písku i tunové balvany dolů k Labi. When in dry riverbed ov Sucha Kamenice river a streams of water flows, it's little wonder. Over mossy boulders flowing clear water and gurgling in small pools.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • The Wedding Truck!

    Joe McNally
    27 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    I have photographed many weddings, grandiose and ornate, as well as small and simple. I’ve shot high-society nuptials in great halls, and shot backyard barbecue ‘n beer hitchings. I’ve shot ‘em for money, and done ‘em for free. I’ve shot them as a friend, as a journalist, and as the official, hired wedding photog. I’ve shot them wearing a tux, and wearing a photo vest. Now, it appears, I will shoot them in the back of a truck. When my friends Gene and Olivia got married at City Hall in NYC, it was a wonderful day, and an eye opener. So many people getting married! As I said…
  • Scenes from a Scout

    Joe McNally
    25 May 2015 | 3:38 am
    Scouting in Beijing, surely when taking a look at national monuments or important cultural sites, generally means walking—a lot. Cranked over seven miles yesterday. More tk today. Each step is valuable, even though I have been to each of these sites many times. You go back to look again, because you just never know. You relentlessly search for an edge for your client. Something different just might be out there that would complement the job at hand. Along the way, at almost every step, there are wonderful diversions. No matter how many times I’ve been here, difference is everywhere,…
  • Q&A: Volume Two

    Joe McNally
    22 May 2015 | 3:18 am
    1.  It seems like you’re always traveling.  Do you ever get some down time?  What do you like to do when you’re at home and you don’t have to work for a few days?  Does not working drive you crazy? I do travel a great deal. It’s the life I bargained for many years ago. My dad helped me get a student credential to the 1974 Democratic National Convention, and I was awestruck. I was surrounded by veteran shooters, wire guys, and they were all conversing. “Yeah, I got this then the Olympics, then the campaign trail then the Inaugural. I’m on the road…
  • Back to China

    Joe McNally
    19 May 2015 | 3:06 am
    Returning to Beijing this week, one of the more resolutely fascinating cities I have ever been to. Been there many times, though it is far too large, too energetic, and too rapidly tilting and shifting for me to claim to know it well. Like a runway fashion model who quickly strips off behind the curtains and then reappears onstage in a blink as a totally different creation, Beijing is continuously surprising. I am fortunate to have great clients there, and they have assigned me to many a wonderful wander with a camera. Shot the above in 1987 at ShiChaHai, the legendary birthplace of many an…
  • A Quick Lighting Build in Times Square

    Joe McNally
    12 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    Ah, the crossroads of the world, Times Square, New York City. Neon blares, thespians tread on venerably historic stages, with fashions, movies, and the cult of celebrity all shining brightly outside. It’s really the only place I’ve been where your shutter speeds at night need to be faster than they are on some days. It’s a whirlygig of lit up pop culture, where in the space of a half a block or so, you can quite literally bump into hundreds of rushing people, and likely hear about a dozen different languages, intermingled with the usual, distinctively gruff New Yorkese. And…
 
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    Canon Blogger

  • Favorite Black and White Conversion Methods

    Jason
    18 May 2015 | 6:53 am
    As you can tell from the header adjustments, a new eBook is coming out in a few weeks, and I would like to devote a bit of it to some user generated thoughts, so now’s your chance – tell me,… Read more → The post Favorite Black and White Conversion Methods appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • 98 Ways to Improve Your Photography!

    Jason
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Imagine if you could get nearly 100 ways to improve your photography in one central resource?  Yup, in one place.  You could download it to your computer, save it to your iPad, iPhone, Android, tablet, or whatever way you prefer… Read more → The post 98 Ways to Improve Your Photography! appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • 3 Reasons to Shoot Photography Every Day

    Jason
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    We all have reasons to get out of practicing, but it’s never a good idea to keep at the basics.  Shooting every day can sound like a daunting task, and people have asked me why it’s important to do this… Read more → The post 3 Reasons to Shoot Photography Every Day appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • Photography Reflections

    Jason
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Photography Reflections After last week’s post where I asked for your thoughts, a number of readers have voted for more articles.  This is great insight, and thanks to everyone who stopped in to vote.  It gave me a lot to… Read more → The post Photography Reflections appeared first on Canon Blogger.
  • The Truth About Photographic Talent

    Jason
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I just got an email last night from a reader that really struck a chord for me, and hearkens back to the early days of the blog – when I had the time, energy, in addition to my passion for… Read more → The post The Truth About Photographic Talent appeared first on Canon Blogger.
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • Gadgets:: Organize and transfer content with SanDisk 3.0 Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0

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

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman The SkylinkNet alarm system kit is nothing fancy but it’s easy to setup and works well for a simple home security system. Like any other smart-home system, it has to be connected to a home Internet system and works with an iPhone or Android smartphone (not included). What is included in the kit is an Internet Hub, motion sensor, key chain remote and a pair of window/door sensors. Where you connect the sensors is your choice, there’s no right or wrong. The kit is designed to start off with the basics and then add on from there. Window, door or…
  • Gadgets:: Ring Video Doorbell, OWC Thunderbolt Dock 2

    admin
    21 May 2015 | 12:12 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman Once the Ring Video Doorbell button is pressed, a one-way video is activated along with two-way audio so you can see and talk to who’s at your entry way. Access the audio and video on a smartphone or tablet from anywhere you have Wi-Fi Internet access. The most appealing feature, but far from the only one is the built-in camera lens, is the lens. It provides 180-degrees of wide-angle view of the doorbell area. Everything you need for the simple installation is included. It takes only a few minutes from start to finish, assuming your Wi-fi signal…
  • Gadgets :: April 20, 2015

    admin
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman - #greggellman @greggellman   If you forgot to turn on your sprinklers while you are out of town, or it rained overnight but you left for work without turning them off, neither is a problem to control with the Orbit 12-Station Indoor/Outdoor Irrigation Timer. The system is the second accessory I’ve tried from Lowe’s to work with the IRIS wireless smartphone system (the first was the smart garage door controller). First, a little about the Iris/smartphone system; it has add-on’s to control alarms, security cameras, thermostats and even electric pet doors. Each must…
  • Gadgets :: April 6, 2015

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:15 pm
    By Gregg Ellman #greggellman @greggellman The Panoramic Pod has the line “picture perfect panoramas every time!” on the front of its box and after just one try I can confirm that statement is accurate. Cell phones produce great images – but only if you hold the phone steady and horizontal for wide shots. The Panoramic Pod takes care of the later. It takes 25 seconds to take the image with excellent image quality and just a little longer than that to set it up. All you do is place the included tripod on a flat surface, attach the pod, attach your phone, and wind the spring-loaded (no…
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    DIYPhotography

  • Canon Rumored to Be Working on a Full Frame Astrophotography Camera

    Liron Samuels
    28 May 2015 | 10:27 am
    Not wanting to leave the astrophotography market to Nikon’s upcoming D810A, Canon is said to be working on its own dedicated full frame camera. When the D810A was announced Nikon said it will start shipping in late May, so any day now, but its Canon competitor is expected to be released only in 2016. Could [...] The post Canon Rumored to Be Working on a Full Frame Astrophotography Camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • The Miggo AGUA – a storm-proof, quick-draw camera bag

    Allen Mowery
    28 May 2015 | 9:52 am
    As some of your faithful followers may know, I like camera bags.  I also like to make them water-resistant. My family and I do a lot of outdoor activities, from hiking and exploring to paddling and camping, often encountering less-than-ideal weather conditions. For those of us who like to take our cameras into extreme weather, [...] The post The Miggo AGUA – a storm-proof, quick-draw camera bag appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • DaVinci Resolve 12 may be the answer for budget filmmakers

    Allen Mowery
    28 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    DaVinci Resolve has been renown for its color grading capabilities for while, and they made me one happy freeloader when they started offering a pared-down version of their software at no cost. But, one major thing DaVinci lacked was the total control of a non-lineal editor. Now, with the upcoming release of DaVinci Resolve 12, [...] The post DaVinci Resolve 12 may be the answer for budget filmmakers appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • New 58mm Petzval lens touts bokeh control, classic shininess

    Allen Mowery
    28 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    Lomography made a big splash when they released a 21st-century version of the famed Petzval lens last year. Now, 175 years after it was first invented by Joseph Petzval, Lomography is planning to launch a 58mm version of the lens with a built-in bokeh control ring. This ring, according to Lomography, will allow you to [...] The post New 58mm Petzval lens touts bokeh control, classic shininess appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • A Sneak Peek at Lightroom CC’s Upcoming Dehaze Tool

    Liron Samuels
    28 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    Lightroom CC was announced just over a month ago, and Adobe is already offering a sneak peek of a yet-to-be-released feature that could become a landscape photographer’s best friend. Adobe Evangelist Terry White walks viewers through the new dehaze slider, showing just how incredibly effective it is, but also how other photographers can use it [...] The post A Sneak Peek at Lightroom CC’s Upcoming Dehaze Tool appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Google Presents VR Shooting Setup with 16 Cameras

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 May 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Google presents 16-GoPro-cameras JUMP setup for shooting VR video at its I/O conference:Cnet video shows how it works:
  • Pelican Imaging Expands into Array of Different Cameras

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 May 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Up to now, Pelican Imaging camera components in the array had the same FOV and viewing direction. Its new patent application US20150146029 "Array Camera Configurations Incorporating Multiple Constituent Array Cameras" by Kartik Venkataraman and Jacques Duparré, presents integration of "a plurality of constituent array cameras, where each constituent array camera has a distinct field of view and/or a distinct viewing direction." The main advantage of that is implementation of zoom feature:Now it becomes fairly similar to Corephotonics and Linx Imaging proposals.
  • Ximea on Hyperspectral Imaging

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 May 2015 | 12:31 pm
    German machine vision camera vendor Ximea CEO Max Larin discusses hyperspectral imagers approaches and applications in this Youtube video:
  • Sony 2015 IR Day

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 May 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Sony has held a 2015 Investor Relations Day today. Device Segment presentation by Tomoyuki Suzuki, Executive Deputy President and Corporate Executive Officer responsible for the Device business, has a lot of info on Sony image sensor business:
  • Samsung Presents 1um RWB Pixels

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 May 2015 | 1:05 pm
    PhoneArena quotes Chinese-language MyDrivers.com posting pictures from Samsung image sensor seminar. Samsung presents its 1um RWB color patterned sensors, said to provide much better low light sensitivity:
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    Visual Realia

  • Hanover's "Caged" Lion

    visualrealia
    10 May 2015 | 10:33 am
    Herman Miller, architect for Hanover’s well-known Sheppard and Myers homes, was also the architect for the grand, four column PNC Bank found in the first block of Carlisle Street, just a few footsteps away from our square. Traffic, both by car and foot, passes by this building daily, with very few knowing about Hanover’s “caged” lion. Originally known as the home of Hanover Saving Fund Society, the institution was chartered on April 14, 1835, by “Matthias N. Forney, Henry Meyers, Peter Muller, Henry C. Wampler, David Diehl, Daniel Barnitz, William Bair, Daniel P. Lange, Peter…
  • Hanover Map

    visualrealia
    8 May 2015 | 5:54 pm
    The interactive Inside Hanover map will now have a permanent home here on the Visual Realia site on the Hanover page, accessible in the navigation bar at the top of every page. Feel free to interact with the map on the page, or click on the red push-pin icon at the top left corner of the map to open it in a larger format. Tags: HanoverInside Hanovermap
  • Inside Hanover Draws a Crowd

    visualrealia
    3 May 2015 | 4:10 pm
    May 2nd's Inside Hanover event was a popular choice, judging by our crowd of photowalkers and invitations to visit the inside of over 50 downtown Hanover locations. Read more on our main VR Photowalks page by clicking here. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: Inside…
  • Inside Hanover Details Posted

    visualrealia
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    Details for the May 2nd Inside Hanover event are posted on the main VR Photowalks page. Click the link at the top of this page, or visit it directly by clicking here. See you there!  Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: HanoverInside Hanoverphotowalkvrphotowalks
  • Hanover Prints at the Frame Shop and Gallery

    visualrealia
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:30 pm
    Visual Realia prints by Andrew Smith are available for vieiwng and purchase at Hanover's Frame Shop and Gallery, located at 22 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA. Prints are availabel both framed and unframed, and are produced individually by the artist using archival inks.http://frameshopandgalleryhanover.com/https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frame-Shop-and-Gallery/160737473954254 Tags: photographyprint
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 7

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    I was going to do 10 of these, but I realized I could do a whole bunch more, so I’m just going to cut my series off here at Part 7. Then on Friday, I’ll compile and list my favorites from your suggestions (and it’s going to be hard to narrow those down, because you guys have come up with some great ideas!). OK, on to the last in my series: #7: We need a better way to import graphics If you can think of a program that makes it clunkier to work with an imported graphic, I’d like to know what it is, because importing a graphic using The Identity Plate Editor, where you…
  • A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    25 May 2015 | 6:09 am
    Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and our offices are closed as we honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our country. Just a humble word of thanks to the dedicated men and women of our armed services and to all those who came before them who laid down their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy each day. Here’s wishing you all a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day. All my best, -Scott The post A Day To Honor Our Nation’s Fallen Soldiers appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 6

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    22 May 2015 | 1:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody. OK, this one is a simple fix, but I think it would speed a lot of folks workflow who use the Lens Connection panel (I use it almost daily, and numerous times a day — for me, this is one super-important panel). Here we go for #6 on my list: #6: Simplify the Lens Correction Panel Don’t take stuff away. Don’t hide it. Just don’t make us toggle back and forth between FOUR different tabs within one panel. With that many tabs it’s like its own mini-program within a program. There’s no reason these can’t be simplified into just two…
  • Playing around in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    One of the best ways to learn about something is to play around with it. Lightroom CC has added some new features including merge to panorama. Now we will probably all try out how it works the regular way, but I like to ask the “what if” questions and see what kind of trouble I can get into. This is often where I can find out how far I can push a feature or get unexpected results that lead me in new directions of inspiration. So I have three pictures that were taken in the same place as folks walked by and I wanted to see how Lightroom would handle them if I tried to merge them as…
  • What I’d Love To See Next in Lightroom…Part 5

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    19 May 2015 | 4:09 am
    I mentioned this one here back in January, as a two-part feature request and I’m delighted that one of these actually made it into Lightroom CC, but the other one didn’t, so I still wanted to include it in my top 10 list. The feature (well, it’s more like a tweak or a fix) that did make it in has to do with Collection Sets. I noted back in January that when you create a New Collection Set, you leave the images you were working on, and it takes you to the blank gray screen you see below. To do pretty much anything you had to navigate back to the images you were working on…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • ThinkTank Photo Offers You A Little Freebie

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

    Damon
    12 May 2015 | 5:21 am
    Yes, there a few major systems out there that give you access to pay systems without using a physical credit card. I don’t now about you, but for the most part, it’s a lot faster to use the physical card. And most transit systems require you to swipe the magnetic strip to enter. As much […]
  • Domke Bags: Have Your Video Gear Ready To Roll

    Damon
    9 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    Domke Camera bags have quite a legacy in the world of photojournalism. Well built, designed for the working pro, with easy access to gear, while protecting the goods. They’ve now have been updated and re-introduced to a new audience.The line is called Next Generation Problem>>>>>>Solution While going to events to shoot video coverage or an […]
  • Real World Review – Lexar HD2 : Multi Reader Just Got Better

    Damon
    2 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    When Lexar introduced the Workflow Tower last year, I took it to SXSW for a real world review. Basically you have a 4 slot unit, where you can interchange the card reading modules, depending on your media, and have them all download concurrently to a folder, or consecutively to Lightroom. This was a dream come […]
  • Lightroom 6 Beefs Up the Options : Time to Subscribe?

    Damon
    2 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    I love Adobe because they are a company dedicated to the digital image across the board. The gold standard, the one to go to. And of course after the Apple Final Cut Pro X miss-step, Premiere is becoming a go-to pro edit system. Lightroom 5 has been working great. Last year when they moved any […]
 
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Belajar fotografi dari Joe Mc Nally Bagian 3 

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 May 2015 | 10:50 pm
      Berikut adalah beberapa tips lanjutan yang telah dibagikan fotografer professional oleh Joe Mc Nally  1. Dekati subjek Jangan sungkan untuk mendekati subjek, namun kita perlu menjaga sopan santun, dan jangan menodongkan kamera bila mereka belum bisa menerimanya. Menerima dalam arti menerima kita sebagai seorang fotografer dan juga kamera. Gambar yang diambil dari jarak dekat cenderung lebih baik dan detail dapat lebih ditonjolkan. 2. Gunakan Mode Black white dan monochrome Kedua mode ini memang tidak menonjolkan warna namun dengan ketiadaan warna tersebut detail dan kontras akan lebih…
  • Belajar fotografi dari Joe Mc Nally bagian 2

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    24 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    Joe MC Nally merupakan fotografer berpengalaman kelas dunia yang telah berkarir selama 30 tahun lebih. Beliau juga aktif mengajar dalam seminar-seminar fotografi. Dalam beberapa kesempatan beliau juga mensharingkan pengalaman unik dan berharga yang banyak menjadi panutan fotografer dan berikut adalah beberapa tips pencahayaan yang akan bermanfaat : 1. Jadilah fotografer yang gigih. Pegang teguh keyakinan anda dan selalu belajar kreatif. Kadang apa yang kita fikirkan memang tidak sama dengan orang lain, namun selama anda yakin maka pertahankan dan buatlah karya terbaik sesuai keinginan anda.
  • Belajar fotografi portrait dari Joe McNally

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    22 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Joe Mc Nally merupakan fotografer Internasioanl yang telah berkarir selama 30 tahun dan pernah bertugas ke lebih dari 50 negara. Joe McNally juga merupakan fotografer untuk majalah ternama seperti Mens Journal, Entertainment Weekly, New York, Fortune, Newsweek, TIME dan masih banyak lagi. Pria ini juga telah 23 tahun menjadi kontributor untuk National Geographic, dan karyanya banyak menjadi cover serta mendapatkan publikasi internasional. Joe juga menjadi satu dari 100 fotografer paling berpengaruh menurut American Photo dan menjadi satu dari 30 tokoh paling berpengaruh dalam dunia fotografi…
  • Balajar menggunakan Cahaya alami untuk fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    21 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Walaupun kita mengenal berbagai macam cahaya buatan namun cahaya alami merupakan cahaya paling baik untuk fotografi. Saat kita berada diluar ruangan akan sangat mudah mendapatkan cahaya berlimpat, namun dilain sisi saat cuaca hujan atau mendung kita akan kesulitan mendapatkan cahaya alami didalam rumah. Pada dasarnya kita hanya membutuhkan beberapa tips sederhana untuk memaksimalkan cahaya alami didalam ruangan, sehingga mampu membangun kesan dramatis, memainkan shadow, maupun bermain dengan area gelap. Berikut adalah beberapa tipsnya: 1. Kenali lingkungan dan kenali cahaya Seperti banyak…
  • Belajar 100 rahasia fotografi dari Eric Kim

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    19 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Dalam artikel ini Erik Kim, fotografer jalanan professional sekaligus trainer kelas-kelas  fotografi akan mengulas berbagai tips fotografi yang merupakan pengalaman sang fotografer selama berkarir di dunia fotografi, dan tips tersebut tentunya akan menjai informasi yang sangat berguna untuk kita pelajari, antara lain : – Seseorang yang memiliki kamera dan lensa mahal bukan berarti mereka seorang fotografer yang handal – Selalu gunakan file RAW – Editing gambar juga merupakan bagian dari seni fotografi – Rule of third bekerja hampir disetiap kondisi bahkan mencapai 99%…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Ralph and Paula’s Wedding

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

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

    Lisa
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:31 am
    Jeff and I love shooting Day After sessions. These are post-wedding shoots that typically happen a few days or even weeks after the couple’s wedding. There’s a level of comfort and ease there, and a carefree excitement that comes with having the wedding preparations completely behind them now, and being giddy newlyweds who are madly in love. We met up with Mark and Melissa in Kyoto just a week after their wedding, and it was perfect. Japan has always been special to us since the first time we went there for a wedding back in 2012 with our then 4 month old son. Going back was every…
  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

    Lisa
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:36 am
    Starting 2015 on this blog with Henrik and Ria’s crazy fun wedding. You might remember them from their Hong Kong engagement shoot last year. Been looking forward to this wedding for a long time, and boy, it did not disappoint. Ria is so warm, friendly, and genuinely nice, it’s hard not to love her off the bat. And she is one of the chillest brides we have ever had. Jeff and I have been shooting weddings for six years now. We’ve come a long way from me crying at every single wedding we shoot because I got carried away by all the emotions in the room. Hahaha. But I teared up…
  • Isabelle

    Lisa
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    I always say that more than just pretty pictures, I want grit, honesty, and rawness. Photographs that make me look twice, not to marvel at how elaborately they were orchestrated, but because they were real, because I found some measure of stillness in them, and because they moved me. My husband took this portrait the other day, and I can’t get it out of my head. This was Isa hours before her wedding.
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    PhotoAbuse

  • Burnham Harbor 5/23/15

    Jeff
    26 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Dock D in Burnham Harbor. This was around 8am on a beautiful Saturday morning. The post Burnham Harbor 5/23/15 appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • North Avenue Beach

    Jeff
    24 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    After another long cold winter, North Avenue Beach is looking pretty good! This picture is from a couple of months ago when we had a great spring day. Soon it will be packed with people. This is a great beach to visit as there is always something going on there. But then again, any beach […] The post North Avenue Beach appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Robin Family

    Jeff
    14 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This is a Robin nest in a tree right off my balcony. You gotta love it when a photo op this nice is so close to home! I have been watching this nest since it was built. So has Jerry the Cat. They picked a perfect spot too. Far enough out on the branch so […] The post The Robin Family appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Osage Orange Trees

    Jeff
    12 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    This is part of a row of Osage Orange trees that I see often on my walks. These are some pretty old ones and have a lot of personality. They also make great trees for nests I have noticed. Farmers used to use these as fences back in the day and would use the branches […] The post Osage Orange Trees appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Great Horned Owl Family

    Jeff
    10 May 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I like Spring. Everything waking up after a long winter is fun to see. For some reason, I haven’t been walking the trails that much lately. I still enjoy it. Just don’t do it as often. One thing is for sure though. I always stop by the “Owl Basket”. The Owl Basket, located in the […] The post The Great Horned Owl Family appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
 
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • Is A 22 mm Wide-Angle Lens Wide Enough For Real Estate Photography?

    larry
    27 May 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Gene says: I am a Realtor with an Olympus E-500 digital camera and interested in taking interior photos. There are two lens you recommend. The 7-14mm f4 and the 11-22mm f2.8. Big price difference between the two. Is there a big different in the photos and is it noticeable? I am not a pro but […]
  • Does The New Merge to HDR Feature In Lightroom Replace LR/Enfuse

    larry
    26 May 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Dwayne asked the following: I have used Photoshop from it’s first edition. Now I have the new Photoshop CC along with Lightroom CC. I’ve never used Lightroom before but have seen a lot about Enfuse. My question is: now that LR has it’s own “Merge to HDR”, do I really need LR/Enfuse? The LR version […]
  • Congratulations Anders Carlson – PFRE Photographer Of The Month May 2015

    larry
    24 May 2015 | 8:53 pm
    Congratulations to Anders Carlson of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.  The jury just finished voting on the entries and the competition this month was very close. The top four entrants were all within just a few points of each other. This is Anders’ third win. He won in both May of 2012 and May of 2013, all three […]
  • What Do You Use To Edit Real Estate Property Video?

    larry
    21 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Charlie says: I’ve been using Final Cut 7 for years and love it. But now that I’m upgrading my cameras and computer to handle better footage, I’m entertaining new software that can handle the footage. I would love to see an update of the poll you did in 2011 of what video editors real estate […]
  • Real Estate Property Websites and Flyers

    larry
    20 May 2015 | 8:55 pm
    Dan recently asked the following question about property sites and flyers: I wanted to find out what RE Photographers charge for property websites and/or flyers. I’d like to be competitive but I also don’t want to work for peanuts. I’m thinking something like $100 for websites and $$ (I have no idea) for flyer design? […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • Welcome the University of Victoria Libraries to the Flickr Commons

    Leticia Roncero
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are very happy to welcome the University of Victoria Libraries (UVic) to the Flickr Commons. The institution is located in Victoria, British Columbia, on the west coast of Canada, and works to support learning, teaching, and research for both the campus and broader community. Within the library Special Collections and University Archives, the University collects, preserves, and makes accessible a collection of rare and unique materials, including archives, rare books, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, oral histories, objects, and artwork. The University of Victoria Libraries’…
  • Red|White|Blue

    Leticia Roncero
    27 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    To celebrate Memorial Day weekend, the Flickr Curation team created a gallery with some of our favorite photos for the theme of red, white and blue. Here we bring you some samples. To see the whole selection, visit the Red|White|Blue gallery on Flickr and feel free to add your own favorites in the comments!
  • Twitter Tuesday: the Frames selection

    Solène
    27 May 2015 | 1:41 am
    The #TwitterTuesday theme we announced yesterday was #Frames. We’ve got different, terrific and tremendous submissions. You have so much imagination, thank you all! Stay tuned for our next #TwitterTuesday challenge! Here are our best loved ones from all your contributions in our Twitter feed. Take a look, fave and share them if you love them too.
  • Twitter Tuesday: Frames

    Solène
    26 May 2015 | 12:57 am
    So many things can be framed: a picture, a painting, our lives, work. Scan your archives, make your choice, and tweet it to @Flickr, adding #TwitterTuesday #Frames. We’ll showcase the best ones on the Flickr Blog tomorrow. www.twitter.com/flickr Photo CC-BY from Rodrigo Baptista flic.kr/p/5YZQoJ
  • Patty Maher’s surreal world

    Leticia Roncero
    22 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    When Patty Maher was a seventh grade student, her art teacher advised her to stop pursuing art in school because she had “no real artistic talent.” Today, this Canadian photographer has more than eight thousand followers on Flickr and a strong portfolio of self-portrait and fine-art photography. She discovered this passion five years ago, while building a list of things in life she should try. “Photography was the second thing on the list. The first was collage making,” she said. “As it turns out, I’m not a great collage maker. Once I got to photography, I fell in love and never…
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • IFTTT Weddings – Getting the most out of your wedding hashtags

    Mike
    15 May 2015 | 11:09 am
    It seems like everyone is using hashtags for their wedding. You see signs at the reception for #MrMrsSmith2015 and notes on seating  placards telling people to use #MikeSheri2015. Its a great idea. Everyone has a phone now in their pocket and with in seconds they are tweeting them, instagraming them and uploading them to Facebook or what ever social media they find important. The question is how can a couple take advantage of all this new found photography? You could try to search and scour the internet and individually download each image… But thats tedious, time-consuming and you…
  • HOW TO VIVALOO – Creating Save the Date Cards with Vivaloo

    Mike
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:54 am
      OK so lets actually talk about some practical applications for Vivaloo, because just saying the possibilities are endless (while true) is also kinda lame, lets just dive into some possibilities and look at how you an start implementing Vivaloo immediately. ***But first download the app from the iOS app store search “Vivaloo” if your on an android device my apologies you will have the app soon. Open the app and type in the vivakey “DrewVivian” turn on the sound to your device and then keep reading. First Lets look at how we can spice up a pre-existing product.
  • How To Vivaloo – Part 1 Designing for Vivaloo

    Mike
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:32 pm
    For photographers just discovering the Vivaloo app for the first time it can be a mind-blowing experience. The sheer power of this technology and what it means for both photography studio as well as clients is staggering. NO REALLY… IT CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! If you’re like me, you want to jump in and start seeing just how far you can push the app so that you can create the best photographic and cinematographic experience for your clients. (this is the part where the needle on the record makes that  Scrrrrcccckkkk sound and I talk in a serious voice) first take a moment before you…
  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

    Mike
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    One of the best things about all the participants in LoveYourEvent.com is that we all live, breath, sleep weddings. Beyond the business and work that goes into what all these wedding vendors do is a unrelenting passion for creating amazing and one of a kind weddings here in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Here is a behind the scenes short film from Abominable Productions that shows the making of our 2015 magazine shoot for the theme Rustic Elegance. Love Your Event 2015 Photo Shoot from Abominable Productions Abominable did an amazing job shooting this and I would also like to thank the…
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography | Julie and Devon – Beginning the Wedding Album Design – Stroudsmoor

    Mike
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    Had an appointment with Julie and Devon to get thier Wedding Album started. They had to reschedule but I was pulling up the images to prep and remembered how excited I was to start the design for the book. This wedding was shot entirely at the Stroudsmoor and the ceremony and reception were at the Terraview location. Lauren Bennet from Lauren’s Make Up Designs make an appearance in this slide show too. It was a great Halloween wedding and Ill be posting some of the album once that gets further along. for those that don’t know we do all of our own design work for the albums…
 
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • #AskScottWyden – Sell Photos With WordPress or a Turnkey Solution?

    Scott
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today’s #AskScottWyden is a really interesting one, and one that I wind up answering on nearly a daily basis. So I’m delighted to share this answer publicly for the world to see. Kevin asked, “I am an amateur photographer. I am recently semi-retired and want to pursue a more focused approach to photography. I want to attempt to sell my work. I am curious if you have any tips on where to start. I know you like WordPress. I looked into them for my web presence, but it appears to be a more technical set up than I have experience. I Google searched top websites to sell photos.
  • Faith in Stone

    Scott
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m not a religious person. But I do believe in something higher than humans out there. I do believe in traditions. And I do respect religion.   My wife and I recently had a Hebrew naming ceremony for our daughter Layla. Instead of joining a temple and hold it there, we asked a Chabad Rabbi to come to her party and do an informal, more laid back ceremony. The Rabbi invited our family to attend a Saturday morning service at the Chabad House, so we did. It was a nice experience, and what we believe is a start of a new tradition in our family.  Namely, informal ceremonies that are…
  • #AskScottWyden – Seeing Unicorns

    Scott
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today’s question may not appear photography related, but just you wait! Justin asked, “Have you ever seen a unicorn?” In the video you will see my answer to this question. I want also point out that Justin was with me on the adventure I mention. So when he asked me the question, jokingly, I had to answer for real. So what’s a unicorn? A unicorn is the photograph that defines your trip, your vacation, your session or your adventure. It is that iconic photo you will always remember. There really are unicorns. See what #ChasingUnicorns means in this #AskScottWydenClick To…
  • Spike

    Scott
    19 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Whenever I walk around the streets of a city I always look up. I have to. Because if I don’t I will miss opportunities like this one. Meet Spike, a building which I happily named due to its protruding sign and lights. New York City is filled with buildings like this.  Buildings that when you look up, make you smile with photographic glory. Other cities are as well. So be sure to look up next time you’re walking around. Look up!
  • CoSchedule – Your WordPress Editorial Calendar

    Scott
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    CoSchedule is your WordPress editorial calendar for content and social media sharing. The software is not free, but it’s also not too expensive. For about $100 a year you can easily manage your content within WordPress or even outside of WordPress. This includes posting to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus Pages, LinkedIn and Tumblr.  CoSchedule also connects to Buffer which opens the doors for more opportunities. Some of the advantages of CoSchedule are as follows: You can easily schedule your social media messages before you even publish your blog posts. That helps you plan ahead to…
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    Texas Landscape Photography

  • Downdraft – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    18 May 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Downdraft – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 67mm, f/16 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°41’9″ N 104°3’19” W, 6271.0 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography Tagged: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Canon, Canon…
  • Landscapes of the Davis Mountains

    Jeff Lynch
    16 May 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Books Now Available on Blurb I have moved my book sales to Blurb and my previous two books, Hill Country Landscapes, released in 2009 and Landscapes of the Texas Plains & Canyons, released in 2010, can now be purchased directly from their web site, along with my latest book, Landscapes of the Davis Mountains. My love affair with the Davis Mountains began with a short trip to the area in 2011 to cover the recent wildfires that ravaged the region. This seemingly random event opened my eyes to one of the most beautiful and majestic regions in our state and an area that calls to me like a…
  • The Dark of Night – Davis Mountains, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    3 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    The Dark of Night – Davis Mountains, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 21mm, f/4 for 13 seconds at ISO 3200. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°42’19” N 104°12’49” W, 6007.5 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography Tagged: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, Canon, Canon EOS 5D Mark…
  • Straight & Narrow – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    2 May 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Straight and Narrow – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 55mm, f/16 for 1/20th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°43’9″ N 104°11’16” W, 5869.4 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • Windows – Davis Mountains State Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Windows – Davis Mountains State Park, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/16 for 1.6 seconds at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°35’57” N 103°54’25” W, 5324.5 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under: Photography…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Discover How Mary & Justin Marantz Love Shooting In Tough Situations

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    22 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Mary & Justin Marantz are wedding photographers based in New Haven, Connecticut with clients who span the globe. They are also active educators and mentors to many photographers. Skip Cohen loves to refer to their gorgeous website and work, so I am going to send you there to take a quick peek. When you come back, do me a favor and comment below, a word or two that best describes their website. I am curious to know what you came up with. To say the Marantz are busy would be an understatement. I am not quite sure how they are able to do it all – photographing weddings, running a…
  • Looking Ahead With The Presidents Of The Professional Photographers Of America

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    21 May 2015 | 10:35 am
    In advance of his presentation at the monthly CTPPA meeting, I spoke with Professional Photographers of America‘s (PPA) national president, Michael Timmons on a range of topics about the PPA and how it serves photographers. I also spoke briefly with Tina Timmons, about her role in leading PPA Charities. Find out about a wide array of opportunities that await you where your business and a charity can partner up and help each other out. Learn more about the CTPPA gathering on May 27th with Michael and Tina Timmons. It runs from 2 pm to 10 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Cromwell,…
  • The Youngrens Will Teach You To Discover Your Ideal Client

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    18 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    The Youngrens, that’s Erin and Jeff, based in San Diego, California are industry leaders, presenters and mentors to many photographers. You may remember that a few months back, I interviewed them about why it is important for photographers, especially wedding photographers, to blog for their business websites. If you missed their free webinar hosted by ShootDotEdit, you can still check it out here. Just fill in your info and you’ll be spirited into the replay section of the ShootDotEdit website. One more thing, the Youngrens also have a free six-week course on effective blogging.
  • Unsung: Celebrating Heroes And Extraordinary Lives Across India

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 May 2015 | 11:17 am
    I am typically skeptical of sequels, especially with summer blockbusters looming ahead. But there is one sequel that I feel truly hits the mark and that’s Mahesh Bhat’s book, Unsung – Extraordinary Lives. Learn more about Unsung here. Unsung was started by Mahesh Bhat in 2004 and it eventually became a book in 2007. Back in April 2008, I wrote a short review to the first Unsung book. The first book chronicled the lives of nine unsung heroes from all over India. It sold 6500 books and it raised $150,000 towards the various projects these heroes were spearheading. Mahesh has given…
  • New SEO Cookbook & Course Launches Today! Which Recipes Will You Use?

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    11 May 2015 | 5:59 am
    A few days back, I sat through a webinar. Yes, a webinar on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), that inevitably led the presenter to pitch me a SEO course for $497. The Situation It was a wonderful presentation except for one problem: the presenter didn’t really speak to me and my business directly. She had no knowledge of the photography world and what I need as a photographer. I naturally began to tune out. Now, if she had addressed my concerns head on, I would have likely dropped my credit card and bought the full-blown course. Don’t get me wrong. She is extremely good at what…
 
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • weekday wedding in Georgetown, Maine

    emilie
    27 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    These two met online, had their first date in a coffee shop in New York City, and married in the sand in Maine on a weekday afternoon. Ruth and Guanhua kicked off my regular wedding season with the most fun (kites!), relaxed (shoes off!), intimate (27 people!) celebration. I loved every minute of their tenderness, their playfulness and their spontaneity. Cheers to a beautiful life for the newlyweds, and an incredible season ahead! photography: Emilie, emilie inc. photography • ceremony: private residence, Georgetown, Maine • dinner: Grey Havens Inn, Georgetown • officiant: Connie Mills,…
  • venue spotlight: newagen seaside inn

    nicole
    27 May 2015 | 12:03 pm
    An hour and a half drive away from Portland, in Southport, Maine, is the coastal Newagen Seaside Inn. We absolutely love its breathtaking views and picture-perfect scenery: the vintage bicycles, the boathouse, the oceanfront dock and sunset path. There's no shortage of beautiful spots for your wedding portraits at Newagen.If you're considering a weekend-long celebration with friends and family, there's room for everyone at its darling rooms and cottages (most of which have ocean views), and the 20-acre estate is just minutes from Boothbay Harbor.photography: emilie inc.
  • baby Austin

    emilie
    27 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    The little bend in his hair, the fold in his knees, the way he nuzzles his humans. It's so sweet, so subtle. And fleeting! I can bet this little guy Austin already looks different than when we had this session in Hollis, New Hampshire, earlier this month. It was a pleasure to skip down to my hometown and capture a high school friend in his childhood home now raising his own family. Congratulations, Marc and Jen!
  • Roots Workshop 2016 registration open

    emilie
    20 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Wahoo!! It feels incredible to announce that registration for Roots 2016 is now open! We'll return to French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine, for the first week of next May. Take a spin around our new website and pass the word along to friends who may be interested! We hope to see you May 1-6, 2016 in Maine!
  • Day in the Life photography Q&A

    nicole
    19 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Yesterday we shared images from a Day in the Life session Emilie photographed. It's exactly what it sounds like: photographing a full day from start to finish. Inspired by both the studio's annual Day in the Life project each fall and Emilie's favorite "behind the scenes" assignments while working at USA Today, this style of photography really resonates with Emilie's heart-centric approach and also as a mom herself. Her calm, kind personality coupled with her exceptional ability to see moments and compose a frame quickly make her a natural for following a busy family about their day.Below, we…
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    Have Camera Will Travel

  • Not every image has to be award-winning

    18 May 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I gave a talk to first year photography students at James Cook University the other day. It was a chance to hopefully give them a little bit of insight into the workings of the small niche of photography that I work in - namely that of travel editorial and stock photography with a smattering of commercial work here and there.One of the questions I received was something along the lines of do I take lots of images to flesh out an idea before taking the final shot. Yes, yes and majorly yes.The digital camera is like a visual notebook for me. I use it to photograph anything and everything that…
  • We are all different, yet all the same.

    1 Mar 2015 | 6:46 pm
    That was the title of a speech I made as an exchange student in Japan way back in 1989. To be honest I can't really remember what I talked about but I do remember I won a brand new Walkman and a very expensive Bizenyaki pottery vase s it must have been pretty good. The guy who won quoted Martin Luther King. But I digress.It has been a common theme throughout my life and work. The fact that, at the core of it, we all basically want the same thing. To be happy, surrounded by family and friends and to live our lives in peace. It's easy to cast dispersions about another people or country when you…
  • Let me help you sort your images out.

    19 Feb 2015 | 5:34 pm
    I have a really exciting announcement to make. Well at least I'm excited about it, and so are the clients that I've worked with so far. An expansion of my business into a slightly different, but totally related area.For those of you who don't know, I've been a photographer for close to 15 years now. Which means that I have a lot of pictures. I mean a truly astounding amount of images on both film and digital format. Now for most assignment photographers work involves shooting a job, sending the images to the client and then forgetting about it. The images get stored on some hard drive, backed…
  • What does a professional photographer do?

    11 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    I was having a conversation with a friend the other day and he made an interesting comment. We were talking about the business of photography (he's not a photographer or involved in the industry at all) and he made the remark that it must be hard to sell services as a professional when cameras are so good these days that anybody can take a fantastic photo. Ouch.But you know what? Cameras are really good these days. Fast autofocus, brilliant exposure metering and even the ability to change things up in post-processing afterwards if you want. So what is it exactly that a professional does…
  • Big Megapixel jealousy?

    4 Feb 2015 | 8:27 pm
    So the word is out. We Canon shooters may soon be able to stop feeling inferior to our Nikon brethren with their 36 Megapixel D810. Rumour has it that Canon is about to release a whopping big 50MP beast, which brings up some interesting questions.Firstly who needs 50MP? I can see how all those glorious pixels would come in handy if you shoot and print huge prints. I'm afraid I can't remember the last time I printed a picture (although my clients use them in print regularly). So I guess that crosses me off that list.I could also see it coming in handy if you're shooting wildlife and your…
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    Photography Monthly

  • Photography Symposium Set to Shine

    28 May 2015 | 3:14 am
    To mark the beginning of a three-year partnership with Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios (NNOS), award-winning Norwich-based retailer Wex Photographic is holding its inaugural Photography Symposium which will take place on 7th June at The Forum.
  • Photo of the day 27/05/15

    27 May 2015 | 10:01 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Buddy by Brandi Thompson.
  • Advice on photographing teenagers

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    When it comes to shooting teens, Kate Hopewell-Smith tries to find a solution to the importance of image
  • Photo of the day 26/05/15

    26 May 2015 | 10:02 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Two Walkers by Nicola Kirk.
  • Nature Photography and the Law

    26 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    How do we stand legally when it comes to photographing the flora and fauna that we find in the British countryside? SIMON BOOTH gives us a whistle stop tour of nature photography and the law
 
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • A Tale of Two Packages

    Mark
    5 May 2015 | 7:52 pm
    It isn’t often that I write here to gripe about specific products or services, but an issue hit me recently that really touched upon one of my pet peeves (as...
  • Impressions of place

    Mark
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:08 pm
    I found myself at a new location this past weekend instead of visiting a spot I hadn’t been to in awhile.  While I initially wanted to visit Seven Ponds Nature...
  • Earth Day 2015

    Mark
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:05 pm
    It’s late at night, Earth Day 2015 is coming to a close, and I thought I would be remiss if I failed to jot down some thoughts about it.  ...
  • Fresh and Responsible

    Mark
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    After putting off updates to my WordPress theme for so long, I finally plowed through it today.  While still a work in progress, I at least got it to a...
  • My own Ice Land

    Mark
    14 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Anyone in the nature photography community knows that Iceland is one of the hottest go-to destinations right now.   New workshops seem to be popping up everywhere, following a bit of...
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • Benefits of Using a Flash Extender

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

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

    Steve Berardi
    30 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Photo by Steve BerardiThese days, most photographers share their images on the web (for many good reasons). But, before posting images online, there’s a few things you should do to prepare them: #1 – Convert color space to sRGB Color spaces are a complex topic, but to ensure the colors in your images look consistently across a wide range of screens, it’s important to convert your images to the sRGB color space before posting them online. This is the most compatible color space across all devices. Your images may already be in the sRGB color space, but many cameras export images in…
  • Free eBook on Landscape Photography From Anne McKinnell!

    Steve Berardi
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Landscape photography is one of the most difficult types of nature photography. Since there’s so much going on in a landscape image, it’s hard to always be aware of everything and this leads to a lot of common mistakes. Well, we’re in luck, because Anne McKinnell released an excellent eBook this week: 22 Landscape Photography Mistakes (And How To Avoid Them). It’s an extremely straight-forward guide to improving your landscape photos. And, best of all, it’s completely free! Get the eBook here! The eBook covers a bunch of common mistakes, such as crooked horizons, cluttered…
  • Completing Your Vision in Post-Processing

    Vic Berardi
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Red-tailed Hawk / Photo by Vic BerardiNote from the editor (Steve): After reading this great post by my Dad, please check out his new blog, where he’s writing about his travels, his passion for hawks, and other thoughts on life. That term “vision”—what does it mean? For me it’s simple. When I get home from a day of shooting, I review all my photos. I intentionally look for the images that stood out when I first saw them through my viewfinder. However, I usually get confusingly disappointed when I realize the camera didn’t capture the scene exactly the way I “saw” it—or…
 
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    The Digital Story

  • Up and Running with Photos for OS X - New lynda Title

    28 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Want to learn the ins and outs of Apple's latest photo management software, then take a look at my Up and Running with Photos for OS X title, just released by lynda.com. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/photos-for-os-x-training.html
  • Half Off Subscription Offer

    27 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    There are only a few days left to celebrate National Photo Month, which means that the special offer for c't Digital Photography Magazine ends soon - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/half-off-subscription.html
  • Lightroom CC Makes Graduated Screens More Useful

    26 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    Thanks to the new Filter Brush in Lightroom CC, graduated screens are now far more practical for landscape work - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/lightroom-filter-brush.html
  • "Dropbox, Straps 'n Things, Epson P600" - Photo Podcast 481

    26 May 2015 | 7:20 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Dropbox and Carousel for Photographers, Wrist Strap vs. Neck Strap, Do You Have DSL-ARM? Epson P600 Review - all of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/dropbox-photo-podcast-481.html
  • Workshop: Moving from Aperture to Lightroom or Photos

    24 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Still trying to figure out how to move on from Aperture? We can help - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/05/workshop-for-aperture-migration.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • A gorgeous tomboy and the magic red lipstick

    Fabiana Nicora
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Not long ago, Carlo and I photographed one of our many fabulous clients. To protect her privacy, I will call her Eloise, and I would love to share her story with you. When she came to our studio, Eloise was, like many other women that come to us, completely unaware of her beauty or the effect that her presence had on others. She was, in fact, shy and a bit nervous when we started talking about her with a very enthusiastic friend of hers that came with her at the photo session. Eloise came to the studio wearing jeans and a plain t-shirt. She had no make up at all and her hair was in a casual…
  • 2 simple tricks that will change your idea of marketing

    Fabiana Nicora
    11 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Marketing is about manipulation and convincing people to buy something they do not need. This is what I have personally believed for a long time. I also thought that being in the creative industry, people will just come and buy from me because they love my pictures. None of these ideas are actually true. Marketing is the single most important tool of any business, from the local shops around the corner to the big companies such as Apple. For all of us, it is a question of either doing marketing, or going out of business. But there is so much resistance around marketing because we see it as a…
  • 3 easy tips to be a cool parent

    Fabiana Nicora
    6 May 2015 | 10:30 pm
    When I finally admitted out loud that I wanted a child, I could barely believe myself. Carlo wanted a child since I can remember, but I was the one not feeling “ready”. I have always loved children, but I wanted to be a cool untie. All of the sudden, there I was, having to admit to myself that I wanted a baby. And so I decided I would have done my best to become a cool parent. Breaking the chain Both my parents had to wear many hats at the same time during my childhood and good part of my adult life. They had a demanding family business to run while living and working with my…
  • 5 ways to do price shopping with competition

    Carlo Nicora
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Let’s face reality: if you want to know how to price yourself, you MUST know how much your competition charge and there is no better way that price shopping for it. Of course you will charge differently, and I am sure your photographs are going to be different, but knowing where to start is an advantage right? Of course it is. In this blog post we will teach you how to spy on your competitors, as price shopping is an art. In some price shopping can be a more important art than your photography itself! Without further ado, let’s explore the 5 best ways of price shopping to get your…
  • Have you got the travel bug?

    Fabiana Nicora
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Yes, I’ve got the travel bug. I found out about this expression when this year I happened to travel around the world, both for work and pleasure, and actually getting addicted to it. What is the travel bug? Imagine being on a golden sandy beach. The only noise you can hear is the calming and soothing sound of the sea. Imagine feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin. Imagine listening to the giggles of your children playing happily nearby on the shore. Everything seems and feels like a dream. This is the actual feeling you have when you are on holiday. Of course, this is partly a lie. In…
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    PhotoDay

  • Fashion...

    25 May 2015 | 10:59 am
    ........seen on the gallery floor.University of Washington Henry Gallery.Seatttle, Washington, Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Design, Fuji x100, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...with the Goddess.

    22 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    .....In a hallway at the Art School.University of Washington.Spring 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...Art School, End of the Hall.

    20 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    .....A room at the end of a hall.Art School, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Pano, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel
  • ...the painting studio.

    18 May 2015 | 3:33 pm
    .....Art School painting studio.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington.Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Fuji x100, Pano, School, street, Style, travel
  • ...Seattle light Rail Construction Site...

    14 May 2015 | 5:23 pm
    .....The Seattle Light Rail Construction Site.The University District, Seattle, Washington.Spring, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Pano, street, Style, travel, Unoversity of Washington
 
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    Photocrati

  • How Baby Photographers Can Connect With OB/GYN Offices

    Scott
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A really interesting topic came up in a Facebook group that I thought was well worth sharing with Photocrati customers. The question was basically asking how to market a business through an OB/GYN office. What’s the best approach? Before I get into some advice, I thought I’d also mention that this same approach can be done for a pediatric office. Photography Marketing w/ OB/GYN First thing I would recommend is to create drop cards that can be placed on a counter, or side table in the waiting room.  Pick up a bunch of acrylic stands for the cards from a Staples or similar type of…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 35

    Editor
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Amaro Yesterday gave me a horrible case of via gevonservo Filter used: Ludwig ‘ Not my car’ via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Great Egret with Breeding Plumes Photographed at the Palo Alto Bay Wetlands Preserve, Palo Alto, CA. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Press Conference thingie via ponycargirlnyc Filter used: Normal Happy Friday, here’s a photo (from Long Beach.) via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Got my fingers crossed for a nice sunset tonight via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Bushtit (Male) Photographed at Natural Bridges…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 34

    Editor
    15 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Great Egret in the San Lorenzo River Photographed along the river in Santa Cruz, CA. via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal On the way to Bryce canyon last weekend- perfect puffy clouds via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Sorry for posting so late, but captured this shot this morning. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal In the river via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Red-Shouldered Hawk (Immature) Photographed at Neary Lagoon Wildlife Refuge, Santa Cruz, CA. via moleskp Filter used: Normal “Earth laughs in flowers.” ~ Ralph Waldo…
  • How To Use Google’s Search Analytics in Webmaster Tools

    Scott
    12 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Google recently updated their Webmaster Tools with a new feature called Search Analytics. Basically the new feature (currently in beta) allows you to see how your content is ranking based on search keywords. From there you can drill down into various search formats like web versus images, or by location or time frame and so on. The actually results are displayed by the search query, and filtered by: Click count Click through rate Impressions Rank position I explored the new search analytics features to show you how useful it is for your website. Now please head over to your Webmaster Tools…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 33

    Editor
    8 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Anna’s Hummingbird (Male) Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal On the rails again via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal A shot from the ghost town Bordeaux, WA via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Why no, I don’t think it looks silly at all. I think they look great together. #80-200 via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal What could possible go wrong? via gevonservo Filter used: Normal A quick & breakfast via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal White-Crowned…
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    MCP Actions

  • How to Create a Panoramic Wrapped Picture

    MCP Actions
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Recently, one of my friends shared with me a picture on Facebook that was labeled “Taking a Panoramic Picture while Rolling Down a Hill”.  It was of a gorgeous picture, supposedly taken with an iPhone while rolling down a hill.  She “challenged” me to see if I could do it, or more specifically, if my husband could do it.  I immediately accepted – but I wasn’t about to roll down a hill!  I pulled out my laptop, fired up Photoshop and let the editing begin! Step 1 – Take or Create a Panoramic Picture For this tutorial, I’ll be creating a…
  • Add Dimension and Color to Your Images In Less than a Minute

    Jodi Friedman
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Beautiful color and pop – super fast: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and with a few swipes of a brush preset, you can customize the look further.   Here’s our quick edit for this image using MCP Enlighten Presets. ** Buy Here ** Click 1: Awake (gives it the overall pop and color) Click 2: Deepen (to add depth and contrast) Clicks 3-5: Pop Blue, Green, Yellow (lifted the colors in the background most notably) Click 6-7: Decrease Orange, Red (helped with her skin tones) Brushes…
  • How to Take Better Photos By Finding and Using Light in Your Home

    MCP Actions
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    When most of us start photographing, we start off using natural light.  Some photographers take the step to add flash or strobe into their photos; this is what I use much of the time on the business side of my photography.  But the bottom line is that light is light, and it has the same qualities whether it’s being created by you or created by nature or your home environment. This year I’m doing my own 365 project (taking one photo every single day).  More than half of the photos I’ve taken so far have been in my home, and in the whole project, I’ve only taken two…
  • 4 Seconds to a More Vibrant Image

    Jodi Friedman
    15 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Our 4 second edit – vibrant color images: Nothing is quicker in editing that using Lightroom and presets.  In a few clicks you can transform the look of your images, and you can even sync the edit with similar photos.   Here’s our 4 second, 4 click edit for this image using MCP Quick Clicks Collection – Buy Here. Click 1: Tic-Tac-Toe preset Click 2: Fill Flash preset Click 3: Booster Shot preset Click 4: Burnt Edges preset No painting, no masking, no trouble. Just a more vibrant look with lots of details in the truck.   Photo credit: Angie Monson – thanks…
  • Nature Photographers Will Love This Lens

    Jodi Friedman
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tamron USA, a MCP Blog Sponsor, recently introduced a new wide-angle lens. It looks amazing for nature photography, architectural photography, and real-estate photography. It could be a fun lens for weddings too.   This summer we will be giving one of these lenses away to one of our readers. Would you like to win one? What types of images would you use it for?               Ken Hubbard, a professional nature photographer, has used this lens quite a bit and had this to say about the Tamron SP 15-30mm F/2.8 Di VC USD : “One of the most important lenses…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Arte Di Mano Case for Leica M240 + Grip

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

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

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

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

    Carlos Echenique
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:35 pm
    Did you know that this Sunday is the busiest holiday card shopping day of the year? It is…but you don’t have to wait until Sunday to take advantage of an amazing offer from Tiny Prints. For 24 hours only, you can get 40% off your order of ANY size plus get free shipping! Here’s how [...] The post Special Offer from Tiny Prints appeared first on Echenique dot com.
 
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • One Lens for Multiple Archives: A Pan-Institutional Survey of Born Digital Holdings

    ferranter
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    In just a handful of decades, our society has gone from hearing about the impending miracles of the digital age to daily lives permeated with digital culture. As a result, digital objects have become part of the Smithsonian’s historical record with its digital archives managed and preserved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA).  Rarely do born digital holdings arrive carefully set to the side with documentation about what is on the storage media and with a backup or copy. At the Archives today, one out of three accessions will contain born digital material, most commonly found…
  • Women in Science Wednesday: Dr. Annette Aiello

    kapsalise
    27 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Blog Tags: Women in Science WednesdayScienceBlog Categories: Smithsonian History
  • James Smithson and “The Duchess”: The Sotheby’s Sale of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe’s Property

    Anonymous
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Heather Ewing, Research Associate; author of "The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian"Today and Thursday in London, Sotheby's is holding an auction of exceptional "property and precious objects" from the estate of Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe, who died last year at the age of 99. In an effort to channel Downton Abbey, Sotheby's is calling the auction "The Duchess." Cue the lavish promo video with soundtrack and the requisite trawl through a dusty attic filled with vintage monogrammed trunks. Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe had an incredibly…
  • "Torch" PDFs now Available in Search

    whitesella
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A little under a year ago, we rolled out a new search for our site which is powered by the Google Search Appliance. The goal of implementing this new search was to make our content and collections more accessible, to make discovery easier, and to generally improve the user experience. Work towards that goal didn't end a year ago. Over the summer of 2014, work by our staff began on making PDFs of the Smithsonian staff newsletter, The Torch, text-searchable. Because these PDFs can be read by our Google Search Appliance's bots, their content can be indexed. This means that our site search will…
  • Link Love: 5/22/2015

    todam
    22 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    That thing must weigh a ton! A vault door will great visitors to the new Numismatics Gallery at the National Museum of American History. [via O Say Can You See? blog, NMAH] Putting the pieces together - A curator's journey to find pieces of the history of the Art and Technology Program of 1967-1971 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The program was an initiative that paired artists with corporations in the areas of aerospace, entertainment, scientific research, and other industries. [via Unframed blog, LACMA] Ever evolving - Lessons in research instruction from the Biodiversity…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • Photography Tips & Tricks: First Look – Edelkrone Slider Plus

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

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

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

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

    Aaron Westgate
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    RC welcomes portrait, editorial, and commercial photographer Tamara Lackey on to the set of Photography Tips & Tricks for a demo of Mylio and how she uses it, not only as an organizational and backup tool in her photography business workflow, but also as a robust editor. She explains how she can edit her photos in just a short amount of time in Mylio's editor and also send a photo from Mylio to Adobe Photoshop, do her edits, and send it back to Mylio. Say hello to Mylio: the next generation photo management system. Links from the show Mylio.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H…
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Alumnus Michael J Quinn’s New Print Portfolio

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    I have been honing my photographic skills over the last several years. Making strides in composition, story telling and mechanics of photography, I still lacked some finer processing skills and the art of printing. I decided that a Print is the ultimate goal of a photographer. There is just something very tangible, very permanent about a print. Anybody can flick though a series of images on an electronic device. But actually taking the time to make a print, matting, framing ,hung on wall and lit well -takes considerable more effort. It also then requires more contemplation by the audience. I…
  • 27 Quotes By Photographer Gary Winogrand

    johnpaulcaponigro
    26 May 2015 | 9:15 am
    Enj0y this collection of quotes by photographer Gary Winogrand. “Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” – Garry Winogrand “The photo is a thing in itself. And that’s what still photography is all about.” – Garry Winogrand “I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.” – Garry Winogrand “I have a burning desire to see what things look like photographed by me.” – Garry Winogrand “Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges…
  • 12 Great Photographs By Photographer Gary Winogrand

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 May 2015 | 8:55 am
      View more 12 Great Photographs By Great Photographers collections here. Read Quotes by Gary Winogrand here. View a documentary on Gary Winogrand here.
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Soul Of Creativity

    johnpaulcaponigro
    23 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator) shares his thoughts on creativity. View more in The Essential Collection Of Creativity Videos.
  • 41 Quotes On Mystery

    johnpaulcaponigro
    21 May 2015 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes on mystery. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong “The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.” ― Anaïs Nin “As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.” – Albert Schweitzer “Mysteries abound where most we seek for answers.” – Ray Bradbury “Without mysteries, life would be very dull indeed. What would be left to strive for if everything…
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Photo Summit Live!

    Moose
    28 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Oh YA … I’m talking critters this weekend i […] The post Photo Summit Live! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Front Page

  • Travel photography lesson 1: Learning your camera

    David Cardinal
    23 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Before you go on a trip – whether it is a family vacation, adventure travel, or one focused on photography – it is important to know how to use your camera before you go. While reading the manual is always helpful – if you can make it through the hundreds of pages – it doesn’t let you focus on the key features you’re likely to need most. We’ve picked out ten of the most important sets of skills you should try to learn before you go. Some may not apply to you, so feel free to pick and choose, but the list will at least give you a starting point:
  • New value-price wildlife lens champion: Tamron 150-600mm zoom field-tested

    David Cardinal
    20 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Wildlife photographers have some amazing, and amazingly expensive, lens options from Canon and Nikon, but for many the huge price tags – not to mention large size and weight -- make them impractical. Instead, they have needed to compromise image quality to meet their budget. Fortunately, modern manufacturing techniques and lens design software improvements have continued to improve the quality of third-party value-priced lenses. The first of this new breed is the Tamron 150-600mm lens that I field tested in Texas during my workshops this month...
  • A magic trick you can hold in your hand: Celluon PicoPro portable projector field-tested

    David Cardinal
    18 May 2015 | 8:45 am
    Every once in a while I review a product that seems like a magic trick. Right now that is the Celluon Pico Pro projector.
  • How startup Light plans to put a DSLR replacement in your smartphone

    David Cardinal
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    I was able to spend the morning recently with one of the most innovative startups in the camera market – Light. It is using an array of small sensors to mimic the performance and image quality you’d typically find in a much larger and more expensive package – like a DSLR. The technology spans optics, industrial design, electronics, and computer science. Here’s my take on how they plan on making it happen  
  • Sony RX100 III Field-tested: Is it still the best overall point and shoot on the market?

    David Cardinal
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    When Sony introduced the original RX100, it was a ground-breaking use of a 1-inch sensor in a point and shoot. I hesitate to call it a compact camera, as it is pretty beefy for most pockets. But for those who wanted excellent image quality without needing an interchangeable lens, it was a breath of fresh air. Sony has continued to beef up the RX100 product family, with the Mark III version adding some important features like an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). However, image quality has hardly changed over the intervening years, moving up only 1 point – from 66 to 67 in…
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    Prolost

  • How to Create the “LUT Look,” and Still More Tutorials

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

    Stu Maschwitz
    29 Apr 2015 | 1:42 pm
    That's me holding Jarred Land's custom forged carbon fiber 8K VistaVision Weapon. This year I combined my love of Las Vegas and crowds, and attended the NAB Show. I tweeted up a storm during the show, and collected all that noise on Storify — but I also wanted to summarize my impressions here. Blackmagic Design URSA MiniThe URSA Mini is not “mini,” it’s the right size. The new EVF seems very nice. pic.twitter.com/gxEs4732SN— Stu Maschwitz (@5tu) April 13, 2015 When Blackmagic Design announced the URSA at last year’s NAB Show, I joked that they had finally created a…
  • Red Giant Spring Sale, and More Tutorials

    Stu Maschwitz
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    For the next 24 hours, everything at redgiant.com is on sale for 25% off with coupon code SPRING25. That includes Magic Bullet Suite 12, as well as Trapcode, PluralEyes, and Universe. Even the awesome and already-affordable Offload. Red Giant has steadily been posting Magic Bullet tutorials each day since NAB. First up is a quick overview of the new Shadows/Highlights Tool in Magic Bullet Looks 3.0. Next is a short and sweet look at handy keyboard shortcuts in Looks: In Magic Bullet Looks 3.0, we made it a ton easier to organize and manage your Looks presets. Here’s how: The sale ends…
  • Daily Tutorials Leading Up to the Red Giant Spring Sale

    Stu Maschwitz
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:38 am
    Red Giant has been releasing a new tutorial each day leading up to their Spring Sale on April 28. I've gathered the most recent ones here. First up is one I've wanted to do for a long time. We so often see keyers demonstrated as at way to change the color of an object in the frame. But you can also use a keyer to design a customized, powerful color adjustment. Here I show a couple of examples in Colorista III, including creating a saturation control that doesn't affect skin tones. Magic Bulet Looks 3.0 includes a new Color Space Tool that makes it easy to work with any kind of footage, from…
  • Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom, Version 2.0

    Stu Maschwitz
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Seattle, Washington, shot on Sony a7S and processed with the new Blockbuster Cyan and Blockbuster Hues presets. Adobe has just released Lightroom CC (AKA Lightroom 6), featuring facial recognition, HDR and panorama merging, and GPU-accelerated editing. There are also updates to Lightroom mobile for iOS and Android. They are great updates, and I'll have more to say about them in the future. But today I have an announcement of my own: The release of version 2.0 of my Prolost Graduated Presets for Lightroom. This is the first major upgrade to my unique workflow presets that allow you to make…
 
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    Stone Thrower

  • Glasshouse Assignment Welcomes Clinton Perry

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

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

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

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

    glasshouseimages
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Julene Bair’s new novel, The Ogallala Road, features an image from Glasshouse stock contributor Elisabet Zeilon.  Filed under: Stock Division Tagged: Elisabet Zeilon, Julene Bair, photography, publishing, stock photography, The Ogallala Road
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Project AIR Workflow

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

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

    Vincent Laforet
    7 May 2015 | 2:32 pm
      OK!   So something that’s pretty darn exciting and exceptional is happening Monday.  We’re taking over Times Square for close to an hour!   To be precise, we have access to two iconic digital spectaculars:  the billboards on the Nasdaq and Reuters towers right in the heart of Times Square.   I WANT YOU TO BE A PART OF THIS UNIQUE EVENT –   it’s also a way for to be part of something that’s quite incredibly rare… Check out yesterday’s dry run with some of my content from AIR content  (laforetAIR.com) as you can see… I was somewhat dumbfounded as…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Remembering Rebecca Jackrel: Wildlife Photographer and Friend

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

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

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

    Jim Goldstein
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    Whether you find yourself in a creative rut or you’re looking to improve your creative mojo I highly recommend viewing this presentation on Creativity by John Cleese. I guarantee devoting 36 minutes to view this will be worth your while. Enjoy! Can’t watch videos where you are? Here is the transcription of his presentation Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese The post Wisdom on Creativity Worth Viewing by John Cleese appeared first on JMG-Galleries - Landscape, Nature & Travel Photography.
  • My Most Unique Photo of Yosemite Yet

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    After spending days researching one of my favorite photo locations on Flickr, Instagram and 500px and then tracking down the almost exact location through shared camera GPS data I drove 5 1/2 hours to capture this amazing Yosemite view that is destined to be a centerpiece of my landscape portfolio. Just when I thought I was the only person who might have thought of capturing this unique vantage point I ran into my friend Colleen Miniuk-Sperry as I was leaving. Apart from some brief small talk as I left, my friend Colleen took my spot in the photographer lineup (after all it was standing room…
 
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • The Big Fight Continues . . .

    csaffir
    2 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    No, not the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, but David Saffir’s fight to recover fully from a major stroke. By Cynthia Saffir As many of David’s friends, colleagues and readers know, David has been fighting the biggest challenge of his life the past 5 months.  David suffered a major stroke at the beginning of last November. […]
  • David is planning a jail break . . .

    csaffir
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    As many of you know, David suffered a major stroke in early November, which left his left side paralyzed. Since spending a month in the hospital, David has been in a residential rehabilitation home where he has been working hard toward recovery. I am thrilled to be able to report that he is regaining more […]
  • Join Team Saffir — Help Support David’s Recovery

    csaffir
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Charter members of Team Saffir   C. David Tobie’s November 18th post told about the stroke my brother and well-known photographer, David Saffir, suffered in early November, and the fundraising drive David Tobie, Ken Sklute and Michael Ritzer started to help David and his wife Sue cover their extraordinary medical and related expenses (his related to the stroke […]
  • The Tables have Turned, and now David Saffir Needs Your Assistance

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 277 - Niko J. Kallianiotis

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

    18 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography.  This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Westerbeck   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821227262?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0821227262&linkCode=xm2&tag=thecanfra-20   http://natandvir.com   http://streetphotography2015.com   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com    
  • TCF Ep. 275 - Colin Westerbeck Pt. 1

    3 May 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Colin Westerbeck is a writer, curator, and teacher of the history of photography. He is also the co-author along with Joel Meyerowitz of Bystander: A History of Street Photography.  This special two-part interview which delves into an in-depth conversation of street photography then and now.    Resources:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Westerbeck   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0821227262/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=0821227262&link_code=as3&tag=thecanfra-20&linkId=XC3EZJEVDOWGMWCL   http://photobizx.com/candid-frame-listeners/  …
  • TCF Ep. 274 - Jenna Close

    19 Apr 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Jenna Close is half of the duo P2. She and her partner Jon got their start shooting for the alternative energy industry and have now branched into still and motion projects for industrial and advertising clients. They’ve worked for some fun people like NBC San Diego, Sierra Club, Beta Engineering and The Cincinnati Zoo.  Jon and Jenna were early adopters of remote controlled aerial photography, they particularly enjoy making composite images and they spend a fair amount of time on their surfboards. Jenna is currently a director on the national board of the American Society of Media…
  • TCF Ep. 273 - Blake Andrews

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Blake Andrews is a street photographer who is a member of the street photography collective In-Public. Based in the American Northwest, his invidiual images and personal projects strive to move beyond the rigidity of genre and to express something unique and personal with a camera.    Resources:   http://blakeandrewsphoto.com   http://www.in-public.com/BlakeAndrews   http://ibarionex.net/thecandidframe/   info@thecandidframe.com   Discover what a Squarespace website can do for your web presence.   …
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Idyllic Tarn

    Derrald
    22 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Idyllic Tarn A small tarn on the top of Rocky Mountain National Park near the tundra reflects the puffy clouds and blue sky above and the mountains in the distance. I enjoyed a beautiful sunset here on a cool July evening, content to watch the sun go down on what seemed like the top of the world. Technical Details: Canon 5D Mark II, 17 f/4L TS-E, f/13, 1/60 sec. Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
  • Photo Friday: Spring at Schramm

    Derrald
    15 May 2015 | 11:18 am
    Keeping Them Safe and Warm Spring is my favorite time of the year at Schramm State Recreation Area in eastern Nebraska. During the end of April and the beginning of May the goslings have just been born and are waddling around the ponds. The bright bleeding hearts are blooming near the hatchery museum and everything is greening up. The park is full of life and it’s a great time to take a hike through the forest. Technical Details: Canon 7D Mark II, 500 f/4l II + 1.4tc Pile Up Hearts on Fire Out for a Swim Curious One
  • Trip Report: Crystal Cove State Park, California

    Derrald
    1 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    I had another quick trip which took me to the west coast again, this time to the California coast. Determined to get some ocean shots, I spent two evenings down at Crystal Cove State Park near Laguna Beach. Being the first time since 2006 that I photographed the ocean I was not disappointed by the conditions. I managed to stay fairly dry the first night, but on the second I was drenched from the waist down by a wave I miscalculated. I saved the camera gear, however! Glorious Finale By the Sea Rhythmic Twilight Final Daylight on the Pacific Coast Technical Details: Canon 70D, 10-22 ef-s Lens,…
  • Some of My Favorite Spring Images

    Derrald
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Pyramid Lake Sunrise Beautiful Pyramid Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. I captured this image on a still morning in the spring of 2007. Just before I captured this image a beaver went across the lake just before me momentarily disrupting the reflection. It was just him and me on that cool morning. Agate’s Angry Sunset On a stormy May evening I sat atop this rocky outcropping at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument in western Nebraska. I got rained on several times as I waited out this storm hoping it would clear near sunset. Nature did not disappoint. Springtime…
  • Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show – April 11th and 12th

    Derrald
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:13 am
    Be sure to join me and all the other great artists at the Mahoney State Park Platte River Art Show on April 11th and 12th at the Lodge. I’m excited to display many of my newest works from the past year as well as some old favorites. I look forward to seeing everyone there! Mahoney State Park is off I-80 exit 426 between Omaha and Lincoln.
 
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Samsung Portable SSD T1 Storage Drive

    21 May 2015 | 12:58 am
    Fast transfer speeds and secure storage in a versatile and robust USB 3.0 device that slips easily into a pocket.
  • Datacolor Spyder5 Elite

    5 May 2015 | 5:14 pm
    An update to Datacolor's popular Spyder4 colorimeter with a redesigned 7-detector optical engine that delivers improvements to tonal response.
  • Canon EOS M3

    30 Apr 2015 | 12:51 am
    An update to Canon's original CSC with higher resolution, improved autofocusing and a tilting LCD tough-enabled monitor that can be used for 'selfies'.
  • Nikon D7200

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:19 am
    A very modest update to the D7100 with improved low light focusing, a larger buffer memory and built in Wi-Fi with NFC.
  • Epson SureColor SC-P600

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Epson's latest A3+ enthusiast-to-professional printer adds touch-screen controls plus improved power efficiency to the company's pigment photo printer line-up.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Working on Personal Vision

    RR Jr
    27 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Olympus E-M1,  f/8@ 1/320 sec, ISO 200, 40mm, no filters Patterns, textures, and colors are everywhere in the southwest, often in the smallest of details. While I love the grand landscape, there’s a personal satisfaction I get from noticing the essence of a location. How can a story be told with a color, or a shape, or ultimately what Jay Maisel calls “gesture?” One way is to contrast the details with the grand, experiencing “awe” at nature’s beauty and simplicity. That challenges the viewer of your images to observe the world in a new way, and may elicit the same emotions in…
  • Photo Journal: Spring Trees, Smoky Mountains

    RR Jr
    12 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    Olympus E-M1, f/5.6 @ 1/400sec, 50mm, ISO 640, no filters  It’s been a busy spring so far with workshops in the Smoky Mountains and the Hudson Valley, and I leave to Moab, Utah tomorrow for another workshop in the southwest. My time for writing has been in short supply. But I do have a new series of articles coming up very soon addressing composition, printing, books I’m reading, and other useful information I hope inspires you in your photography. I also want to thank those who have purchased my latest book, Insights from the Creative Path, the response has been amazing, it has sold…
  • Observations On The Making of Images

    RR Jr
    5 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I’ve just returned from the Great Smoky Mountains where I had the privilege of leading a 5-day workshop. It was a great learning experience for all, and we enjoyed great camaraderie and a shared passion for nature and the art of photography. I’ve been noticing some trends over the past year or two that were very evident to me last week and thought would be worth sharing and exploring further. The Mirrorless Age The first is the transition from conventional DSLRs to mirrorless cameras. On this particular workshop, half of the students were using mirrorless exclusively, and another student…
  • May 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    RR Jr
    2 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    The May 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. As always, come closer to nature in the Smoky Mountains. 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”).
  • Spring Clouds, Hudson River

    RR Jr
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Olympus OM-D E-M1, f/8 @ 1/200 sec, ISO 200, 4 images stitched in Lightroom 6 “Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.” – Michael Kenna
 
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Venice Beach, CA

    David Saxe
    28 May 2015 | 6:16 am
    It’s often funny what one sees when walking about. Sometimes I walk out the door and think about what I want to see and as always I am disapointed because I will never find it. I know expectations can be fatal but I slip into it much too often. The best times are when I leave […]
  • Florida State Fair, 2014

    David Saxe
    14 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Filed under: Color, Photograph
  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT! (part 2)

    David Saxe
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    My last post was about subtly taking pictures of people without their permission. This is not the first time I wrote about it and when I have, it usually evokes arguments on both sides. In fact some of them are quite vocal, accusing me of being sneaky, and “invading people’s privacy”. Absolute bullshit! If one […]
  • You’re Supposed to Ask, You Know—NOT!

    David Saxe
    5 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    Last week, I attended PrideFest in Lake Worth Florida. I usually do it because its a lot of fun, I have no problem getting people to have their picture taken, and it usually results in a couple of great shots. This year was a bit different though. I decided to just photograph the Gay Pride […]
  • Its over…or is it?

    David Saxe
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    Sometimes I get depressed. I feel I have taken my last photograph and there is nothing left to do. Its a good thing, I have been around because I know from many past experiences that this is just a passing phase. Like everything else in life, this too will pass. Most creative people have experiences […]
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • Waldorf Astoria Chicago Weddings | Shaena & James

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

    mindy
    11 May 2015 | 9:30 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Amanda & Joe xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott

    mindy
    8 May 2015 | 9:04 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Lincoln Park Engagement Session | Cassidy & Elliott xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
  • chicago maternity photos | alicia

    michele
    6 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago maternity photos | alicia Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - chicago maternity photos | alicia
  • Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike

    mindy
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago Newberry Library Weddings | Kelly & Mike xoxo Michele & Andy Join us on FACEBOOK! Contact :: Twitter :: Misha Media :: Pinterest Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in…
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    Joe Marquez - The Smoking Camera: Recently Added Galleries and Collections

  • Sigma Merrill DP1 Dp2 Dp3 Photography

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Sigma Merril dp1m, dp2m and dp3m in New York, California and Hawaii. Street and travel photography with this mini powerhouse of a camera.
  • Tokyo, Japan

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Photography of Tokyo with Nikon Df, V3 and Coolpix A cameras.
  • Nikon V3 Test Photographs

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Testing the Nikon V3 with the 10-30PD, 30-110, 10, 18.5 and 32/1.2 lens in Hawaii and Tokyo, Japan. Also using the Ft1 adapter and 70-200 f4 lens. Recently picked up the 70-300CX for surfing, bif, and anything else requiring 810mm of reach.
  • Supermoon Silhouette Photoshoot Project

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A one month project to capture silhouette images in front of the last Supermoon of 2014. Photographed with Nikon V3 and 600mm lens to effectively get 1620mm of reach. Project included models, cosplayers, ballerinas, dancers, performers, yoga instructor and more.
  • Nikon Df

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Testing the Nikon Df in Hawaii and Los Angeles with the Nikon 58mm and 24mm lens.
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Weekly Street Photos #34

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

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

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

    10 Apr 2015 | 3:33 pm
    This week's theme: EASTER SUNDAY Easter Sunday is a big day of celebration for Filipino families. Most traditional (elderly) Filipino Catholics literally believe that Jesus gets "reborn in spirit" each year on Easter, a spiritual regeneration parallel to the physical cycle of death and rebirth we find in nature.   I remember my grandfather being a member of a select group of initiates 
  • Weekly Street Photos #30

    4 Apr 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: HOLY WEEK Aside from Christmas, Holy Week is the most important period in this country's yearly Religious Calendar.  Being the third largest Catholic country in the world (after Brazil and Mexico), with more than 80% of the population baptized within the Faith, the whole country comes into a stand-still from Holy Wednesday until Easter Sunday. Everyone is on holiday-- most
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Stratiomyidae Soldier Fly

    Krishna Mohan
    22 May 2015 | 3:09 am
    I found this soldier fly resting on a leaf in my backyard. I was using Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. The Canon Speedlite 580EX II, I was using was fitted with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Eggs and Lightroom Bugs

    Krishna Mohan
    15 May 2015 | 3:19 am
    These clump of eggs belong to Lasiocampidae family of moth, most probably Metanastria species. The moths are commonly called Lappet moths. It was laid on the blackberry shrub in my garden. I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Stitching Giant Lappet Caterpillar

    Krishna Mohan
    8 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Giant lappet caterpillar (Lebeda species) is a huge caterpillar belonging to Lasiocampidae family of moths, was resting on trunk of Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) Tree. At 128 mm in length, it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • My New Redesigned Blog

    Krishna Mohan
    1 May 2015 | 12:01 am
    If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ve probably noticed things are looking a little bit different today. It’s not just you. Last night, I gave this blog a pretty drastic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Indian Palm Bob

    Krishna Mohan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    This Indian Palm Bob was captured during my review of Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens Review which was published earlier here. I was testing the close-up performance of my Canon EF 300mm... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Images In Light

  • iPhone 6 - Images

    Ross Murphy
    20 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    Metal and SkyI continue to be impressed with the iPhone 6's image quality, here is one out of camera using the Noir process. One taken through colored glass and one of angles and shapes. I don't miss hauling around that back up camera any more.  Through Rose Colored GlassHigh WireI can get very creative if I have a camera with me all the time, the iPhone allows me to do that.RossImages In Light  
  • Garrapata Beach

    Ross Murphy
    13 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L II, Lee Big Stopper, f/11 Garrapata Beach Adding to my series, Coastal California. Garrapata Beach, just on the north end of  Big Sur,  a beautiful and more remote beach on the California coast, by remote I mean not crowded at 7:00am on the weekend.The start of one of the most rugged and beautiful locations on the West coast, Garrapata is just south of Carmel, Big Sure stretches south roughly 90 miles and 20 miles inland. Many photographers have spent their lives documenting this area, with spectacular results.Being new to the area I hope to capture…
  • Latest Canon software

    Ross Murphy
    13 May 2015 | 8:10 am
     Download here under the software tabDigital Photo Professional 4.2.31, adds support for 5DS, HDR, compositing......RossImages In Light
  • Lightroom 6 features

    Ross Murphy
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW HDRCourtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 Hidden Gems Courtesy Adobe: Lightroom 6 RAW PanoramasPurchase the stand alone upgrade version here Get more tutorials from Adobe hereRossImages In Light
  • Yosemite Dogwood Bloom

    Ross Murphy
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:03 am
    Image: 5D Mk III, EF 70-200 f4 L IS, 160mm, f5.6, 1/250 sec, hand held, on the tree.Larger ImageThe Dogwoods are blooming in Yosemite valley as of 4/18/2015, by the hundreds, a great time to visit, they should be working their way in to higher elevations over the next week, still time to go and see this beautiful spectacle.Glacier Point also opened early this year due to low snow pack. RossImages In Light
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Bryce Canyon Amphitheater

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

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

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

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

    Rich Legg
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/30 second, f/4, ISO 200
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • My Palouse Gear Bag: Heavy on Wide Angle and Fisheye Lenses

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    What’s Up? I met denise at MSP. We flew to GEG, rented a car on the way to the IPT hotel, and scouted on our way down. We will be leaving at 4am tomorrow to photograph sunrise. This blog post, the 140th in a row, took about 2 hours to prepare. It was published at [...]
  • Basic Pano Creation Errors by Yours Truly… And Bosque IPTs Heating Up

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    27 May 2015 | 1:47 am
    What’s Up? I got most of my packing done on Tuesday and headed into town for a check-up with Dr. Holmes. All good. Set the alarm for 3:00am this morning but woke at 2:50. As I type at 4:31am we are in the car. Jim is dropping me at MCO. I fly from Orlando to [...]
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • The MOMENT Giveaway

    David
    25 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Your chance to win 2 lenses from Moment Lens Co., and a signed copy of The Visual Toolbox Last year one of my favourite new bits of gear was (still is) the wide-angle lens for my iPhone, from Moment Lens Co. They have two lenses for mobile phones – one gets you 2x wider, and the other 2x tighter – and the quality is excellent, which is what gets me excited. For my taste the iPhone lens (you can use Moment on a ton of different phones) is not wide enough for the kind of feel I want in my photographs, and a little too wide for what I like in my portraits. But the Moment lenses…
  • New Ideas, New Directions

    David
    22 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    Today is one of those days. And this is one of those rambling posts. Feel free to skip it if you’re looking for something with a single coherent point that’s easy to follow. We’ve just said goodbye to my mother at the airport and I’m settled on the couch in our new place in Victoria, surrounded by light and birdsong outside, books and notebooks surround me on the inside. I’m on the couch with a head cold so I’m doing my best to look pathetic and generate the odd sympathetic look from Cynthia. My head is filled, not only with this cold, but with ideas. Today is a day for catching…
  • We Should Talk (SOLD OUT).

    David
    20 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Pour the coffee; let’s talk. (Before you read this and get excited, I need you to know it sold out. All the spaces were booked within 24 hours. Thank you so much for your confidence in me, I’m grateful and humbled and can’t wait to get working with you. If you missed it, we’ll be doing it again, just not too soon.) It seems to me that once you read all the books and realize you’re reading the same stuff over and over again, you’ve outgrown that means of learning. Then what? An obvious next step might be image critique, but from whom? Guidance about your work is only as…
  • Surprise! C&V Birthday Sale.

    David
    12 May 2015 | 3:43 pm
    There are three things you need to know about surprise parties. One: they happen when you least expect them (or they should. Let’s face it, few people can really keep a secret and they’re not much fun, therefore not the kind of person you want to throw a party for you). Two: there will be gifts! Three: OK, there’s really only two things you need to know. Did I mention the gifts? Craft & Vision turns 6 years old this year, which means, according to the Internet’s collective wisdom on parenting, she’ll be uncoordinated and gawky but able to ride a bicycle. The perfect combination.
  • Enough.

    David
    8 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Bull Kelp, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia When I dropped into the waters of Queen Charlotte Strait a couple weeks ago it was a bit of a graduation for me. I’ve spent a year working towards it. Four different SCUBA certifications, a lot of reading, research, and far too much dreaming about the photographs I hoped I would make. And there was the gear. Figuring out housings and strobes and which part connected to what other piece. But I finally had it all together. So when, in the days before the trip I forced the lens port in a direction it didn’t want to go, and loosened it in…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • Drone Photography and the Law

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

    Carolyn E. Wright
    6 May 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Join Photo Attorney®, Leslie Burns, for the APA | SD presentation: “Everything You Need to Know About eCO Registration* (*but were afraid to ask)” on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm) at the Riverdale Studios, 6314 Riverdale Street, San Diego, CA 92120. Leslie will walk you, step-by-step, through the process to register your copyrights using the eCO system. Learn more and register on the APA | SD website. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Everything You Need to…
  • U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Index of Fair Use Decisions in Support of U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator

    Carolyn E. Wright
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante today announced the launch of the U.S. Copyright Office’s Fair Use Index, which is designed to provide the public with searchable summaries of major fair use decisions. The Index was undertaken in support of the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement prepared by the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator within the Executive Office of the President. Although not a substitute for legal advice, the Index is searchable by court and subject matter and provides a helpful starting point for those wishing to better…
  • Register of Copyrights to Testify at April 29 House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Copyright Review

    Carolyn E. Wright
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Register of Copyrights Maria A. Pallante will testify before the House Judiciary Committee onWednesday, April 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (ET), in a hearing entitled “The Register’s Perspective on Copyright Review.” The Register, who was the first witness in the congressional review process in 2013, returns as the 100th witness and will share the recommendations of the Copyright Office on possible amendments to the law and discuss recent policy initiatives. She will also respond to questions regarding modernization of the Copyright Office. The Register’s testimony will be webcast on…
  • Copyright Office Issues a Notice of Inquiry on Photographs, Graphic Artworks, and Illustrations

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    The U.S. Copyright Office has published a Federal Register notice requesting written comments on how certain visual works, particularly photographs, graphic artworks, and illustrations, are monetized, enforced, and registered under the Copyright Act. The Office is specifically interested in the current marketplace for these visual works, as well as observations regarding the real or potential obstacles that these authors and, as applicable, their licensees or other representatives face when navigating the digital landscape. Photographers, graphic artists, and illustrators have expressed a…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Photo Summit Live!

    Moose
    28 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Oh YA … I’m talking critters this weekend i […] The post Photo Summit Live! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Leighton Buzzard May Day Fayre

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

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

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

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 3:55 am
      The Leighton-Linslade Carnival Court for 2015 have been selected. This year’s Carnival Queen is Holly Porter, who will be supported by Princesses Lottie Bates & Eva Patterson. The runners-up were Myan Dixon and Georgia Miller. The judging team included mayor Ray Berry, Jenni Reid (Pierre Cochon), our own Farzana Kharawala, Gennaro Borrelli (A Touch of Class Hair & Beauty) & Christine Munford (Town Council’s Honorary Burgess). Great prizes were offered by local businesses which included a portrait session from us, flowers by Gingerlily, goodie bag by Tesco…
  • Breathtaking Wildlife Video

    admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    This is one of the best wildlife photography video we’ve come across. Simply stunning! Norwegian wildlife photographer Asgeir Helgestad captures the beauty and soul of the natural world as part of the RED Collective series: Bringing visionaries into focus. Asgeir’s work can be seen at http://www.articlight.com.
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 5.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions, and we have an interview with Jill Enfield

    Juan Pons
    15 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions, plus we have an interview with fine art photographer Jill Enfield Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
  • DPE Podcast 5.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about Lightroom CC, the new Canon 100-400, Canon 7D mkII, and we have an interview with Eric Moore from the Telluride Photo Festival

    Juan Pons
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan talk about the newly released Lightroom CC, Juan discusses his experience with the the new Canon 100-400 mkII and Canon 7D mkII while on his workshop in Alaska. We also have an interview with Eric Moore of the Telluride Photo Festival. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact…
  • DPE Podcast 4.15.15 – Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact

    Juan Pons
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss making images with impact. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes so you don’t miss a single episode. You guys have…
  • DPE Podcast 4.1.15 – Rick and Juan talk about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference

    Juan Pons
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan discuss about the best lenses to use in different shooting situations and we have an interview with Chris Smith founder of the Out of Chicago Photo Conference. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 3.15.15 – Rick and Juan answer your questions and we discuss the end of landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan answer your questions and we also discuss the end of landscape photography as we know it. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience Podcast on iTunes…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Venice in Photos | Italy

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

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:57 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Flying through the Himalayan range for a sharp descent into the Paro airport is something you often hear or read about, but it wasn’t until I experienced it myself that I realized why this is one of the most spectacular landings in the world. The short runway is located in a deep valley and surrounded by peaks as high as 18,000 feet. The sensation and sight of flying so close to the mountains is pretty wonderful; at points you almost feel you could touch them. The Land of the Thunder Dragon is as unique and evocative as the…
  • Fuji X-T1 Twins Go to Iceland 

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski It was a tough decision, but I finally made up my mind – after all, I am preaching “Carry Less – Photograph More: Elevate your Travel Photography” – and so, in a couple of days I’ll be jumping on a plane to Iceland with just two Fuji X-T1 bodies and Fujinon lenses. I know I declared a full switch to Fuji not too long ago for travel photography, but this one was different. This will be my first time in Iceland and I am really looking forward to it; I’ll be wandering around the ring and mainly making landscape photos.
  • Vietnam in Photos | The Book

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I just finished putting together a book with all the photos and stories from the Vietnam trip. I had an amazing experience and every time I look at the photos, it brings back unforgettable memories. Honestly speaking, I want to go back, badly. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serendipity and stunning landscape of the northern mountains, I just want to spend more time in the country, and I´ll probably do it pretty soon. The book has over 90 beautiful photographs of Vietnam. It includes Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and Bac Ha,…
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • CAME-Single – Large One-Handed Gimbal Stabilizer

    Tim Fok
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    CAME-TV has announced a new compact gimbal. The CAME-Single is their smallest stabilizer to date, designed for single hand use and cameras up to 1kg. The gimbal stabilizer has been revolutionary in the filmmaking industry. Whilst a handful of features and price points separate each one, the design of them is generally quite similar; a crossbar with handle and under slung 3-motored carriage. The CAME-Single shakes things up; it’s one of the few to utilize a single-handed approach. One handle with the camera carriage and motors residing above; this makes the CAME-Single very lightweight…
  • AJA Cion Price Drops by $4,000 – What Just Happened?

    Sebastian Wöber
    27 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    What just happened? The AJA Cion just became one of the most affordable large sensor cameras around. With its price dropping from $9,000 to $5,000 this is one of the most significant camera price drops we’ve ever seen. In fact for a camera that started shipping roughly 2 months ago this is quite unbelievable! What’s the reason for this huge price-drop? With internal 4K recording in ProRes at up to 60fps the AJA Cion offers a powerful package in terms of technical specifications. The price-drop might be caused by the recent announcement of the Blackmagic URSA Mini which uses the…
  • SmallHD 501 HDMI Only Monitor Announced

    Tim Fok
    27 May 2015 | 1:58 am
    A couple of months ago SmallHD announced the 502, a new super lightweight 1080p 5″ monitor. Today they’ve introduced a HDMI only version, the 501. Check out our article on the 502 here, a compact and lightweight monitor, ideal for small mirrorless cameras and gimbal devices due to its 1lbs form factor. The 501 promises nearly all features of the 502; 1080p screen, LUT support, vast exposure and focus aids, plus compatibility with the new Sidefinder accessory (turns the compact monitor into a high resolution viewfinder). The difference? The 501 is HDMI only. The 502 packs a lot…
  • Yeair! is the World’s First Fuel Quad Copter – Now Catching Fire on Kickstarter

    Sebastian Wöber
    26 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    With the news of crazy new drone inventions coming from Kickstarter just this morning, here’s another one that we might want to take more seriously. Yeair! is the first fuel quad copter that runs with 4 miniature combustion engines and impresses us with some intriguing features. Yeair! promises more airtime, more payload and more speed than other quad copters. yeair! combines the reliabilty of electric engines with the power of a combustion engine • 60 min. max. airtime • up to 5 kg payload • up to 100 km / h top speed 5kg payload sounds crazy strong for a 1400€ drone.
  • Meet Aexo and Sprite, New Rugged Camera Drones That Look Like Something Else Entirely

    Nino Leitner
    26 May 2015 | 5:05 am
    It’s 2015 and it seems like you can’t play with the cool kids anymore if you haven’t built your own camera drone or gimbal and started your own Kickstarter project. Here we go, in come two new multicopter projects looking for crowd funding. The first of them is the Aexo, which encapsulates the rotors in something that looks like a pizza box, protecting it against crashing within an instant when touching anything like a tree, rock, or … human. The other one is called Sprite and looks like a flying … tube. Or something. It’s a completely different concept…
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.23 – Magali Duzant

    Bryan Formhals
    21 May 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Recorded May 9, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn I have very little memory of how any photographer first comes across my streams on the internet. It usually starts with a photograph on Tumblr, or sometimes it’s an interview, which was the the case of Magali Duzant. In her interview with Bird, she talks about growing up in New York City, heading to Pittsburgh for school, taking a residency in San Francisco and then finally moving back to New York to pursue a career as an artist. Her Live Stream Sunset project intrigued me because it’s one of those projects that would be…
  • Episode 2.22 – Brett A. Davis

    Bryan Formhals
    14 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Recorded May 1, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn  A few weeks ago I walked over to 10×10’s Shashin Zine Fest in Long Island City. Outside the gallery, I ran into Yoshi, who introduced me to Brett A. Davis. Almost immediately, Yoshi said “You should have Brett on the podcast.” That’s a strong endorsement. Over the evening Tom and I chatted with Brett, and learned that he’s been working on an “ongoing photo/audio project documenting the culture of Catholic Sisters in the United States.” He’s also photographing the cats of Bushwick. I didn’t need much…
  • Episode 2.21 – Gus Powell

    Bryan Formhals
    7 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Recorded April 9th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When I first discovered Gus Powell’s photographs on iN-PUBLIC several years ago I was immediately attracted to his sensibility as a photographer. He was making the type of candid photographs in public places that I wanted to emulate. I tried and tried, but there’s only one Gus Powell. We’d corresponded over email after I wrote a piece in LPV Magazine a few years, and bumped into each other a few times at photo events. The last time was at an Aperture opening a few months ago where I invited him onto the show. His…
  • Episode 2.20 – Sophie Barbasch

    Bryan Formhals
    2 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    Recorded April 5th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn A few months ago I saw Sophie Barbasch’s Fault Line photographs on Lenscratch, and in the weeks after that they started to appear regularly on my Tumblr dashboard. I took a look at her website and was intrigued by the variety of projects she’s produced, particularly her monthly photobook series. For two years, she’s produced an original photobook which she has published through Blurb. Naturally this made a her a good candidate for the show. We were lucky she agreed to chat with us to share some insights into her…
  • Episode 2.19 – Paul Kwiatkowski

    Bryan Formhals
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:50 pm
    Recorded March 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn When your first book receives critical praise from the likes of Ira Glass and Alec Soth, it’s probably safe to say you’ve created something worthy of attention. I met Paul Kwiatkowski when he sent me a pitch for a feature in LPV Magazine. What ended up being published was Kid Tested, Mother Approved which later made it into his book, And Everyday Was Overcast. When he finished up the book he sent me a PDF which I read on my iPad while flying to Minneapolis. It was one of those rare occasions when a piece of art…
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    Photography Life

  • A Practical Approach to Landscape Photography on Vacation

    Guest Poster
    26 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    My name is Ori Cohen, I am a semi-serious photographer, and a computer science PhD student. Last year my wife and I traveled to Switzerland, so I packed a Sony NEX-7, a Sony 16mm f/2.8, a Minolta 24mm f/2.8 attached to an LA-EA4, and a Haida ND1000 filter.I am sure everyone will have taken a vacation to a new country at some point in their life. I usually prepare a very tight schedule of the places we would like to visit each day, and we usually run from place to place in order to see them all. There is a big downside to that, you don’t have enough time for ‘controlled’ landscape…
  • Venus Optics KX800 Macro Flash Review

    Spencer Cox
    24 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    Macro photographers tend to struggle with two crucial variables when lighting their subjects. First, high-magnification macro photography usually involves apertures between f/16 and f/32. To use an aperture this small, you need a high-powered flash — especially if you want to use a diffuser. The second major issue is that many macro photographers work with just one on-camera flash, meaning that the lighting can appear flat and dull, even when diffused. So, when Venus Optics announced their alien-looking KX800 dual flash, I was excited to see that they had put considerable effort into…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part One

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    23 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    It is the month of May and spring has finally taken over from winter in New England. With the woods turning green again, color has returned to the landscape. Most of the creeks and brooks that crisscross the region and give rise to hundreds of waterfalls are flowing reasonably well. Together this combination of silver and fluorescent (almost) green highlights the effervescence of spring and I, together with a friend, decided to explore this juxtaposition one weekend at a time.Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park, ConnecticutNikon F100 with Velvia 50, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. 2.5 seconds, f/11,…
  • “Dotlens” will Turn any Smartphone into a Microscope

    Francois Malan
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Macro photography opens up tiny worlds that your eye could never see unaided. Now, scientists at the University of Houston have shown a way to make an 3-cent disposable macro lens that turns your smartphone into a moderately powerful microscope. These researchers have started a kickstarter project, and with more than 2 weeks to go they have already far exceeded their modest funding goal of $5000 !An impression of how a “dotlens” could look when attached to a typical smartphone camera’s lensPurpose-built macro lenses like the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro…
  • Reporting from Sri Lanka

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Although I have only been here for two days and I am now on my way back to Jordan to join my family, I had no idea that Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country! We drove 800 kilometers, saw the craziest roads and drivers (those mean bus drivers!), met some wonderful people and ate the tastiest exotic fruits. What an experience – I already cannot wait to come back! Here is a photo of a waterfall that I captured along the way when driving towards Nuwara Eliya:NIKON D750 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 50, 5/1, f/11.0I know that we have a number of readers from Sri Lanka and I want to apologize…
 
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • New Grand Canyon Battle: Tusayan Development

    David Leland Hyde
    19 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    New Threat To Grand Canyon: Mega Mall at Tusayan Just Outside Southern Boundary of National Park New David Leland Hyde Photograph: Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Time Is Running Out: See Petition Below to Take Action Now to Stop Development That Will Alter Grand Canyon National Park Forever Clearing Sunset Near Vista Encontada, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, copyright 2014 by David Leland Hyde. I rushed to get to this unnamed stop after photographing Point Imperial with the sun still above the horizon. I set up my camera and tripod…
  • New Releases: Philip Hyde Signature Desert Landscapes

    David Leland Hyde
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    New Releases: The History Behind Philip Hyde Desert Icons Archival Chromogenic Prints from Large Format Film Evening Light On West Mitten Butte, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, Utah-Arizona, copyright 1963 Philip Hyde. From Navajo Wildlands in the Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series. (Click on the image to see it large.) Philip Hyde began photographing the desert Southwest with large format film in 1951. At that time, he used primarily black and white film, but did expose some large format color transparencies too. The Sierra Club book, This Is Dinosaur: Echo Park and It’s Magic Rivers,…
  • My Most ‘Unique’ Photograph Of Yosemite Valley

    David Leland Hyde
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:04 pm
    My Most Amazing Photo of Yosemite Yet Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California Always. Do. Your. Home. Work…? Tunnel View, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California. Sky objects appear by special licensing permission from far out friends of Steven Spielberg. (Click on the image to see large.)         For many months I have been researching Yosemite National Park photo locations on Flickr, Instagram, 500px, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Luminous Landscape, Outdoor Photographer Locations, and how can I forget:…
  • Living The Good Life 4

    David Leland Hyde
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Living the Good Life, Part Four Failure In Carmel (Continued from the blog post, “Living The Good Life 3.”)   “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” ~ Robert F. Kennedy “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”  ~ Jack Canfield About This Blog Post Series: “Living The Good Life” Riffle Through Woods, Plumas County, Northern Sierra, California (Vertical Version) copyright 1983 by Philip Hyde. This view of Indian Creek is from the roof of the Hyde home they named Rough Rock. It is essentially the same view the Hydes watched…
  • Monday Blog Blog: Mark Graf Up Close, On Ice Or Underwater

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Mark Graf: Notes From The Woods PhotoBlog Lessons On How To Make Captivating Nature Photographs Almost Anywhere Coral Reef, Little Cayman, Caribbean Sea, Nikon D700, Nauticam underwater housing, dual Inon Z240 strobes. “This photograph represents a lot of what I enjoy about the underwater world. Everything you see is animal life. Animals familiar, and some very foreign to land dwellers. All of which make the ocean a fascinating place to explore, and deserving of our attention to preserve the highly complex chain of life that exists within it.” (Click on image to enlarge.) (What…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • Moments of Japanese gratefulness.

    sesame
    20 May 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Exploring Japan with Olympus and how I haven't picked up another camera in a year...
  • Sunday was for the dogs. Lots and lots of dogs!

    sesame
    17 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Melbourne turned on the beautiful weather on Sunday for the 20th Melbourne Million Paws Walk. Gemma, Chilli and I left the rest of the family home in their jammies as we headed out early to do the 5km track around Albert Park Lake, grab some coffee and pick up a brand new harness for the […]
  • Olive you.

    sesame
    16 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    And this guy loves olives.        Do your kids love certain foods over all others? Kieran could live on capsicum, olives, feta, grapes and sunflower seeds. And chocolate… I mean, he is a kid.
  • Yesterday and the good luck fairy.

    sesame
    13 May 2015 | 6:47 pm
    I had an appointment with the skin cancer clinic. Before anyone gets worried, I will let you know that I am fine. I feel a lot of relief saying that as I had been holding my worries in for a while. There were two spots on my back that had been bothering me for months as […]
  • Home studio and attitude makeover

    sesame
    12 May 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Home studio make over under way and plans for a communal blogging hub at Sesame Ellis HQ.
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • TV Appearance - Discussing the World's Largest Photo

    Chris Corradino
    28 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I was asked to share my thoughts on the world's largest photo, a 365 GB panorama of Mont Blanc. The segment aired on Al Jazeera America on 5/27/2015. Check out the full clip below. 
  • Happy Memorial Day 2015

    Chris Corradino
    25 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    A special thanks to all the men and women who have helped us reach such great heights. Your service is appreciated, and your sacrifices are never forgotten. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Thunderbirds Over Jones Beach, 2015 Airshow

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    While shooting the wider B&W scenes with the 12-40mm lens, I was also working with a 400mm on my Canon 6D for these tighter shots of the Thunderbirds. This collection was from the practice day, and they put on one of the best performances I've seen in quite some time. 
  • More Black and White Airshow Images from the OMD EM1

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    Friday was the practice day at the Jones Beach Airshow not only for the performers, but photographers as well. With the threat of rain bringing dark clouds it wasn't an ideal day for those looking to tan. The moodiness however, was ideal for black and white images. All of these images were captured on the Olympus OMD EM1 with the 12-40mm f2.8. Since it's not a big zoom, I purposely worked to incorporate more of the atmosphere and environment. The theme was "little plane, big sky". This ended up bringing a whole new dimension to the results. 
  • Look to the Skies!

    Chris Corradino
    22 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    I'll be at Jones Beach most of the weekend, enjoying the Air Show as I do each year. This time, I'm adding the OMD EM1 to my camera bag along with the Canon 6D. This shot of the Geico Skytypers was captured at the "practice day" using the EM1 with the 12-40mm lens. Converted to B&W in LR. I'll have more to say about the performance of this setup along with many more images in the days to come. Check back soon and enjoy the weekend! 
 
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  • Experiencing the Falls Creek Waterfall

    Brian Matiash
    21 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    Getting to Falls Creek Falls involves a very healthy 1.7 mile (one-way) hike that starts off pretty moderately and then becomes a steady and ongoing incline for about 2/3 of the trip. While the majority of the trail has you set relatively far and above Falls Creek but there are a handful of areas where the main trail deviates closer to it. Along the way are some really nice features including wood-carved directional signs and a particularly green rock scree covered in moss. However, the main attraction lies at the end of the trail. That’s where you can experience the beautiful,…
  • Visually preparing for the shoot

    Brian Matiash
    17 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    My good bud, Colby Brown, is visiting the area for about 10 days and is staying with us, which is actually good because it gave Nicole and me the kick in the butt that we needed to finish setting up the guest bedroom in our basement. Today is our first outing and we’re taking Colby to one of our favorite waterfalls in Washington, Panther Creek Falls. It has been quite a while since I’d photographed this area and when that happens, I find it very useful to put a bit of preparation in to help get the creative juices flowing. The preparation process usually involves me searching my…
  • Time: Photography’s Greatest Variable

    Brian Matiash
    15 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    It’s sorta funny to me now that I think about it some more. A few months back, when I found myself exploring the coast of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, I actually lamented about photographing the same places day after day. “Oh, we’re going to Haukland Beach again?!,” was muttered more than a few times. And to a small extent, you couldn’t fault me and I’d assume that you may have said something similar because when you’re there, in the thick of it, you want variety. Time is ticking away and you’re in it to get maximum photographic value and…
  • 3 Tips On Photographing Lower Antelope Canyon

    Brian Matiash
    12 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew I would have to return and ensure ample time to properly survey the area with my camera. Fortunately, that opportunity presented itself a little over a year later, when I returned to the undulating and confined spaces of this marvelous slot canyon in early April 2015 There are several ways you can…
  • Finding Inspiration Within The Ordinary

    Brian Matiash
    11 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    I suspect that more than a few of you will be able to relate to this story and that is exactly why I want to share it. I was in a pretty gnarly funk this past Saturday. That tends to happen whenever I find myself having to be creative on a deadline and the ol’ muse just isn’t cooperating. I just couldn’t get into a groove and it quickly became apparent that nothing productive was going to happen. So, I did something that I really wish I’d do more often—I grabbed my camera with one lens, jumped in the Jeep and made my way to downtown Portland. I had no agenda and no…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • This Morning's Magic Hour

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

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

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

    Lily Hydrangea
    7 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A glorious spring day with a little #tbt for good measure!
  • Still Life with Samantha

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 May 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Priscilla's cousin.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Night Lights Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 9:37 am
    A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Terry White for his participation as a guest judge. Terry has been with Adobe for over 18 years and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line. In his current position, he leads the charge of getting customers excited and educated about Adobe Creative Cloud products and services. Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Reine” by francescorusso Congratulations Runner Up “car fire mayhem” by kylejohnson Congratulations Runner Up “Milky Way Arc”…
  • People Watching People Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing people looking at other people in this photo contest with chances to win a Fujifilm Instax Camera and more. A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Alex Coghe for his collaboration as a guest judge. Alex Coghe is an established Italian editor , writer and photojournalist currently based in Mexico City whose professional activity ranges from fashion and erotic photography to events, working on assignment for prestigious international brands. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “The game” by…
  • 50 Astronomy Photos You Cannot Miss: View The Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing stars in the night sky in this photo contest with chances to win a Professional SLR Camera Tripod and more. Here are a few quick tips for the next time you have your camera handy and you can see the stars: 1. Use apps to point the orientation and time of the Milky Way within your desired location. 2. Use a location where the horizon is as dark as possible. 3. Make sure how you mount your gear (tripod head/l bracket/plate) make it rock solid to avoid movement. Read more tips. A special thanks to friend and professional…
  • Foto Digital Volume 4 Photo Contest Finalists Announced

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos showing their best abilities as a photographer in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Fotodigital. FOTOdigital is a photography website and magazine founded by writer and photographer Jose Antunes, under the motto “Less Gear, More Fun”. The original name was for a printed photography magazine, in Portuguese, published from 2001 until 2009. The original website, in Portuguese, run from 2008 until early 2013. The actual website (www.fotodigital-online.com) is in English. In February 2013 the first issue of…
  • 36 Scary Shots From The 1000 Phobias Photo Contest Finalists

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing your worst phobia in this limited photo contest with chances to win a High Definition AF Wide Angle Lens – 58MM, designed for Digital & Video Cameras with 58mm size lens filter. Stay tuned for the upcoming limited photo contests! A special thanks to the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the following winners: “Emerald Boa” by garyrhook “Coulrophobia” by cevert “Eastern Garter Snake” by tracymunson “Fly on, 500.mt up! Shanghai, China,…
 
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Full Review of the New Rugged Fuji X-T10 Camera

    Dan Bailey
    19 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Last week, I posted my review of the new firmware update for the Fuji X-T1 which dramatically improves the camera’s autofocus system. I need to fess up, though. I wasn’t just trying out the new firmware, I’ve actually been testing … Continue reading → The post Full Review of the New Rugged Fuji X-T10 Camera appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Fuji Announces Major X-T1 Firmware Update and Vastly Improved AF

    Dan Bailey
    11 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    X-T1 drivers, take note. Today, Fujifilm announced a brand new firmware update that dramatically increased autofocus performance of an already awesome camera. We’re talking game changer update. I’ve been using a beta version of the firmware for the past week, … Continue reading → The post Fuji Announces Major X-T1 Firmware Update and Vastly Improved AF appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • First Look at the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens

    Dan Bailey
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    In all my years with SLR and DSLR cameras, I never owed a traditional 35mm lens. Despite its legendary status with street photographers and photojournalists, that focal length never quite felt right for me. It was either too wide, or not quite wide enough. … Continue reading → The post First Look at the Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4 R Lens appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • I’m on TV! Watch an Interview with Me on KTVA Anchorage

    Dan Bailey
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    My lifelong dream of becoming a TV star finally came true. Yesterday I made an appearance on KTVA’s Daybreak morning show in Anchorage yesterday to talk about my brand new book, Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, which was published earlier … Continue reading → The post I’m on TV! Watch an Interview with Me on KTVA Anchorage appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • The End of an Era – I Just Sold All of My DSLR Gear

    Dan Bailey
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    The other day, I walked into my local camera store and traded in all of my Nikon DSLR gear. Gone. Just like that. Almost 20 years of history, now exactly that: Just history. I never thought this day would come, and … Continue reading → The post The End of an Era – I Just Sold All of My DSLR Gear appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
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    burn magazine

  • Buddahs

    burn magazine
    28 May 2015 | 2:01 am
    I came from the only predominant Catholic nation in Southeast Asia, sticking out like a sore thumb. Around us are countries that have temples, Buddhas, and shrines with colours and culture that are alive with discourses on life and philosophy. In the Philippines we have malls, foreign brands, and hollywood. I am Jes Aznar @jeszmann posting on burndiary for the week as I travel to Nepal. #nepal #philipines #strangefruit
  • Alleys

    burn magazine
    27 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Strange, I like alleyways a lot, even if I’m claustrophobic. I hate being inside an airplane especially on a long haul flight. But in alleys I can see, feel, smell, touch, and even taste life. Jes Aznar @jeszmann here posting on the diary for the week. #nepal #alley #kathmandu #life
  • The blur

    burn magazine
    27 May 2015 | 5:56 pm
    “Why are you taking pictures?” My 10 year old son asks. With his inquiring eyes slightly squinting and a stern look on his face. For a moment I paused, searching for a more specific answer. Perhaps a much simpler one. Its funny how it is hard to answer a simple question with a simple answer. At the back of your mind you know you understood the complexities of your answer but in reality it cab always be dealt with simplicity. The more you try to focus on one object, there is a big chance on losing the most important one in the blur. This is Jes Aznar @jeszmann posting for the diary…
  • Tripureshnor VDC

    burn magazine
    27 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Today is about heat and dust, and perseverance. I travelled more than 150 kilometers to the northwestern town of Tripureshnor VDC. I have never seen an earrhquake devastation of this magnitude before. It seems as like every corner and every household in this country is affected. But spirits are high and people do their best to rebuild. The day is also about perspective. These kinds of experiences help put yourself and your own thinking in its place in the bigger picture of this world. I am Jes Aznar @jeszmann posting for the diary while in Nepal. #nepal #nepalquake #diary #perspective…
  • marta berens – dream chapter

    burn magazine
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 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 Marta Berens Dream Chapter play this essay   This is the Dream Chapter of my Fairytale story: “It is out of reality that the most peculiar tale of all is born. (…) Some call me the Elder Granny, others’ the Dryad, but my real name is Memory. It is I who sits on a tree that keeps on growing, and growing, it is I who reminisces and tells stories.”* This fairy tale is like a spell cast in an…
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    Fotoblur - A Creative Photography Community.

  • Morning in The Forest by Anuchit Sundarakiti

    28 May 2015 | 12:35 am
  • Zero-gravity Dream - II by JUNG-CHAN LIAO (Bellona)

    28 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    2014 PX3, 2 Silver Awards (AD-Beauty, AD-Fashion); 1 Bronze Award (Press-Fashion-PJ) 2014 ND Awards, Bronze Star Award, (AD-Beauty) 2014 Moscow International Foto Awards '14 Competition, MIFA, Honorable Mention Award (PRO) 2013 IPA (International Photography Awards), 2 Honorable Mentions This series was taken underwater, with illumination composed of 6 artificial lights used for movie shooting . It took a lot of efforts to make experiments on the lighting effect. To make differentiation from the often seen commercial advertisements taken underwater, I try to display them in an aesthetic way.
  • The low sun runner by Bruno Flour

    28 May 2015 | 12:34 am
    Thanks a lot for your visit and comments!
  • Crystal Angel... by Andy Dyso

    28 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    ==> CLICK to embrace full impact.. Thank-you for your support & comments and I appreciate your promotions... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEA6V0ZJ4TE&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=Ambient Spheria - Otjánbird Pt. II
  • Zebra by Thanakorn chai Telan

    28 May 2015 | 12:33 am
    Robin Guthrie &Harold Budd - Mysterious Skin :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUzyIrVbj0w Please accept my apology for not having been commenting , been super busy lately. Thank you my friends for viewing and support.
 
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    Faded & Blurred

  • Five Takeaways From Casey Neistat’s Daily Vlog

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

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

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

    Jeffery Saddoris
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Over this past weekend, I attended Paris Photo LA on the Paramount Pictures backlot. It’s the third time I’ve been to the show in as many years and in that time, it’s become the one show that I really look forward to. The fair has a fantastic cross-section of what’s happening in photography, with the work of icons like Richard Avedon and William Eggleston hanging alongside a host of relative newcomers who you may or may not have heard of. I’ve also been lucky enough to have some great experiences that have transcended the work on display. For example, in 2013, I…
  • On Taking Pictures 158: The Mayor of Fujitown

    Jeffery Saddoris
    5 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    This week, standout work from last weekend’s Paris Photo LA and some observations on the growing trend of really big prints and really banal subject matter. Also, abstraction and alternative processes in mainstream photography. Plus, a revision on the “through the window” debacle from a few weeks ago. Scottish photographer Bill Anderson is our PotW. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-158.mp3 Download MP3 (36.1MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures – Google+ : Assignment: #abstraction Welcome to Paris Photo Los Angeles –…
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    Snapfactory

  • Playing with FinalCut Pro X

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

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

    Mark Wallace
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:15 pm
    In this episode Mark walks you through the process of calibrating your computer monitor using X-Rite color management tools.
  • 48 Hour Photoshoot

    Mark Wallace
    12 Feb 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Years ago I became acquainted with the work of Mona Kuhn. Her work is stunning, but what I found most interesting was her process. Mona frequently develops friendships with her subjects and photographs them over days, weeks, even months. Making photos in this fashion allows her to capture moments that are more intimate and natural. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try. A few years ago I began experimenting with my process. I hired the same models regularly to try to facilitate a more comfortable working relationship. I booked longer sessions. I booked sessions on back to back days.
  • The Many Looks of the 1 Light Portrait

    Mark Wallace
    31 Jan 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Join Profoto and Mark Wallace on February 19, 1pm EST and learn about the many looks that can be achieved using a 1-light set-up. It is all about light shaping. Sign up today and join us for this free webinar. The webinar takes place on February 19 at 7PM CET (10AM Los Angeles, 1PM New York, 6PM London, 7PM Paris, +2AM Beijing, +3AM Tokyo, +5AM Sydney).
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    Photography Life

  • A Practical Approach to Landscape Photography on Vacation

    Guest Poster
    26 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    My name is Ori Cohen, I am a semi-serious photographer, and a computer science PhD student. Last year my wife and I traveled to Switzerland, so I packed a Sony NEX-7, a Sony 16mm f/2.8, a Minolta 24mm f/2.8 attached to an LA-EA4, and a Haida ND1000 filter.I am sure everyone will have taken a vacation to a new country at some point in their life. I usually prepare a very tight schedule of the places we would like to visit each day, and we usually run from place to place in order to see them all. There is a big downside to that, you don’t have enough time for ‘controlled’ landscape…
  • Venus Optics KX800 Macro Flash Review

    Spencer Cox
    24 May 2015 | 12:46 am
    Macro photographers tend to struggle with two crucial variables when lighting their subjects. First, high-magnification macro photography usually involves apertures between f/16 and f/32. To use an aperture this small, you need a high-powered flash — especially if you want to use a diffuser. The second major issue is that many macro photographers work with just one on-camera flash, meaning that the lighting can appear flat and dull, even when diffused. So, when Venus Optics announced their alien-looking KX800 dual flash, I was excited to see that they had put considerable effort into…
  • Waterfalls of New England – Part One

    Vaibhav Tripathi
    23 May 2015 | 12:13 am
    It is the month of May and spring has finally taken over from winter in New England. With the woods turning green again, color has returned to the landscape. Most of the creeks and brooks that crisscross the region and give rise to hundreds of waterfalls are flowing reasonably well. Together this combination of silver and fluorescent (almost) green highlights the effervescence of spring and I, together with a friend, decided to explore this juxtaposition one weekend at a time.Kent Falls, Kent Falls State Park, ConnecticutNikon F100 with Velvia 50, Nikkor 24-120mm f/4. 2.5 seconds, f/11,…
  • “Dotlens” will Turn any Smartphone into a Microscope

    Francois Malan
    22 May 2015 | 4:36 am
    Macro photography opens up tiny worlds that your eye could never see unaided. Now, scientists at the University of Houston have shown a way to make an 3-cent disposable macro lens that turns your smartphone into a moderately powerful microscope. These researchers have started a kickstarter project, and with more than 2 weeks to go they have already far exceeded their modest funding goal of $5000 !An impression of how a “dotlens” could look when attached to a typical smartphone camera’s lensPurpose-built macro lenses like the Nikon 105mm f/2.8 and the Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro…
  • Reporting from Sri Lanka

    Nasim Mansurov
    19 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Although I have only been here for two days and I am now on my way back to Jordan to join my family, I had no idea that Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country! We drove 800 kilometers, saw the craziest roads and drivers (those mean bus drivers!), met some wonderful people and ate the tastiest exotic fruits. What an experience – I already cannot wait to come back! Here is a photo of a waterfall that I captured along the way when driving towards Nuwara Eliya:NIKON D750 + 24mm f/1.4 @ 24mm, ISO 50, 5/1, f/11.0I know that we have a number of readers from Sri Lanka and I want to apologize…
 
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  • It Felt Like Swimming in Honey

    26 May 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Every family is a little bit weird. My family, however, is a little bit weird a lot of the time. For most my life, I wished my family possessed the same qualities I saw television families posses. Unlike sitcom families, our dinner table was usually a circus of a crying kid, my dad sitting shirtless at the head, my sister trying to sing like Christina Aguilera, and a steaming pile of tortillas. All I wanted was a quiet, fully-clothed meal where we passed bread rolls, not a plate of beans. What I've come to realize is that there's no such thing as normal and as long as love abounds, a circus…
  • Orange County Engagement Photos : Breanne+Mike

    25 May 2015 | 11:11 pm
    It was a new job, but when Breanne breezed through the front doors, she was ready. Breanne sat at the front desk and started a new phase in her life, but little did she know the changes she was about to encounter were far bigger than she imagined. Breanne's friend worked at the same company and introduced Breanne to her co-workers, but there was a guy who stood out. It could've been Mike's height, or his casual smile, but the thing Breanne remembers most was Mike's willingness to to help. Whenever she had a question, Mike would answer. He found himself needing more items from the front desk…
  • Those Who Want to be Part of My Journey

    22 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    This past week I've been thinking a lot about competition, namely, why so many creatives see running a business like a win/lose scenario. It's easy to get caught up looking to others and comparing your successes/failures as if there was only a limited amount of opportunities for growth. It's tempting to get down about not booking a client, but I try to think of it as another opportunity to find the right fit for my business. I believe that if I don't book a certain bride, it means one of two things: 1. I wasn't going to make her happy; or 2. She wasn't going to make me happy. In either of…
  • How to Shoot with Intention

    20 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    For two whole days, I'll be teaching online about Shooting with Intention. You can find the lessons broadcasted today (Shooting for Editorial and Romantic Photos) and tomorrow (Shooting for Fun and Natural Photos). Feel free to CLICK HERE for the broadcast and follow along as we focus on creating wedding photography businesses we are proud of.In a nutshell, when I first started my business, I struggled SO much with posing a couple. I didn't know what to say, and even though I studied a million poses in advance, my mind would go blank the minute I started the shoot. What I slowly learned is…
  • Be So Good

    19 May 2015 | 12:55 am
    Sometimes I point people out and tell JD I'd hire them. The conversation is always the same, almost like a tired vaudeville routine delivered to an audience of drunks. We both know I run a photography studio, but we casually dream about creating another business in the future. *** {Jasmine points to a girl who just dropped off steaming cappuccinos} Jasmine: Her, yes, I'd hire her for my future, pretend business. JD: But you don't even know what that business is... Jasmine: True, but when the time comes, I want my business filled with people like her. JD: Well, when your future, pretend…
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  • View 359: Walt, the Loch West Monster

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

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

    Scott Thomas Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    On April 10, 1955, the National Basketball Association (NBA) finals went to a seventh game. The location was the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, New York. Built less than four years prior, it was to host the biggest sporting event in its young history. The teams playing the game were the Syracuse Nationals and the Fort Wayne Pistons. Each team had won their three games on home courts. As it turns out, the seventh game was no different but it went down to the final seconds and a comeback by the Nationals who were down by 17 points in the third quarter. Members of the 1955 NBA…
  • View 356: Flying Pucks

    Scott Thomas Photography
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    When photographing ice hockey games, I try and get the puck in the frame. Lately, the puck has been acting like a prima donna. Always trying to hog the shot over the players. The puck flies right at the author when Adirondack Flames goalie Brad Thiessen (39) fired the puck around the boards against the Syracuse Crunch at the War Memorial Arena in Syracuse, New York on Friday, March 13, 2015. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/800s, f/4, ISO 2800, EV +1.7, 24mm Focal Length. In the above photo, I am safely behind the safety glass at this end of the OnCenter War Memorial Arena ice surface. On the other…
  • View 355: Springtime for Oswego

    Scott Thomas Photography
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    A couple enjoy a meal from Rudy’s Lakeside next to ice locked Lake Ontario near Oswego. New York. Nikon D750/24-120VR, 1/80s, f/16, ISO 100, EV +0.3, 63mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro. At a balmy 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4.4C) with sunny skies yesterday, cabin fevered people did not mind eating outside next to tons of ice and snow at Rudy’s Lakeside near Oswego, New York. After the coldest February on record, March has been unseasonably cold, too. The ice on Lake Ontario still goes right to the horizon in all directions. Ice and snow on Lake Ontario as seen from Rudy’s…
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  • Discover AGUA by Miggo – Kickstarter campaign

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    28 May 2015 | 9:21 am
    Discover The Photography Blog A revolutionary quick-draw storm-proof camera-carrier I present you the new Kickstarter campaign by Miggo. Feel free to joint it. It’s a fantastic idea to work on a PX3 camera carrier ! I have just receive an Aqua (thanks alona !) and i am going to test it in many weather conditions. Come back in few weeks for a complete review. New Kickstarter campaign by Miggo A year after the Kickstarter campaign of the first “miggo”- the revolutionary camera carrier that swept thousands of enthusiastic supporters – the dynamic young company returns again to…
  • Robots for Photos – Get an invitation to the beta !

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    27 May 2015 | 7:47 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Upload photo once, publish it everywhere New service for photographers makes sharing photos easier. Do you like to share your photos on various online services? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos for you into various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px). With Robots for Photos you upload each photo…
  • Gsusce Photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    26 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    Discover The Photography Blog Discover Gsusce photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured too ! Biography Jesús Cañas Escudero, under the pseudonym Gsusce, is a autodidact Author who was born in Linares, Andalusia, Spain. He started in photography in 2012. In that year, he founded, with other authors, the “Group f/8 Photography”, a collective where he develops his main activity at photography. His photography is evolving, and now he is going to search for the human beingand his imprint on the stage of this world, looking at its own identity. Reality and fantasy,…
  • So you wanna be a photographer ? – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    26 May 2015 | 1:46 am
    Discover The Photography Blog The infographic, provided by Fotoseeds, is helpful to professionals and coming professionals, alike.  It is not meant to be dissuasive, but offer insight and advice on how to build a successful career for yourself and keep the industry striving and lucrative for future photographers.
  • Optimal Image Sizes to Share on Social Media Cheat Sheet – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    24 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Discover The Photography Blog We all know that content is king. However, content with images is like a world-leader, sitting on a throne of viral content. Images are critical to content, but it’s important to make sure they’rethe right size for where you’re sharing. Content with images and pictures is shared exponentially more than content without pictures – however, you need to make sure your image fits the site you’re sharing it on. This infographic covers image recommendations for sites such as Facebook, Google +, Instagram, Twitter, and many more. Source…
 
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  • Brooklake Country Club Wedding Photos | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    22 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    First, a small disclaimer: Whenever I post wedding photos taken at any wedding venue, such as this one at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham, NJ, I invariably get people searching the internet for photos of the venue and come to my site and I always feel they’re expecting to see photos detailing the venue. But it’s a wedding. I like to post images of people immersed in one of the most significant, emotional days of their lives and the resulting candids containing interactions and portraits. The post Brooklake Country Club Wedding Photos | New York City Wedding Photographer…
  • The Memory is Bigger than the Moment | NYC Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    13 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wedding celebrations are all about relationships, and not just that between the bride and groom. My take is that it’s largely about relationships between parents and children. Whether the children are young or older, it doesn’t matter. There’s the bride and groom perhaps with their children. There’s the parents of the bride and groom with their children (the bride and groom). The grandparents with their children (the bride and groom’s parents), and children’s children (the bride and groom). Any way you turn, the wedding story features the relationships of…
  • These Engagement Portraits Look Like Models From VOGUE Magazine, But…

    G.E. Masana
    13 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    …These are portraits of everyday engaged couples, not models. Announcing a Portrait Session Giveaway for couples who’d love to have an artistic portrait truly capturing their feelings – not cookie-cutter poses – looking like it came out of a magazine, even if they’re not models. Photographers, as a rule, usually make people assume unnatural and stiff poses. They have people “play act” for the camera. That results in forced smiles and stereotypical pictures. So the question is: Do you want ordinary pictures – or extraordinary ones? Here’s…
  • Best Wedding Photographers in NYC

    G.E. Masana
    4 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    The Best Wedding Photographers in NYC have all gotten to where they are, I believe, not merely from talent and skill, but lots and lots of dedication to their specific vision. And that, my friends, involves much thought. Thought given to the how and why of making one photographer’s wedding photography vision different and more compelling than another’s – for the ultimate benefit of the bride and groom. So what is it that makes one photographer more compelling than another? It may be in their ability to reach beyond the status quo with their wedding photos and deliver on…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #30 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    While photographing this wedding at the Glen Island Harbour Club, which is a waterfront wedding banquet facility in Westchester, New York, we had an angle of sun that lent the right lighting for this groom’s chiseled features. Lighting and composition provide the visual appeal of photography. Yet it’s the bride’s sense of sheer comfort we see in her face as she’s embraced in her husband’s arms that I think brings to this image its emotional appeal. Without emotions, a wedding photo only shows us the thing we’re looking at. The post Wedding Photo of the Week…
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    Mike Walker Photography

  • Spring in the Smokies

    Mike Walker
    8 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Springtime in the Smokies is always a great time to photograph. During the recent JKPW workshop, we had perfect conditions. The streams were flowing, the green color of the trees was brilliant and the temperatures were pleasant. Even on top of Clingman’s Dome, the winds were still for a wonderful sunrise. This year we photographed Sparks Lane, in the Cades Cove area, from the opposite direction as seen in most photographs of this well known road. It is just as nice in both directions.
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  • Preview: Muslim Wedding Hever Castle Kent

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

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

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

    Jay Hoque
    23 Dec 2012 | 8:07 am
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Well, I was supposed to write a blog post about how 2012 has been, but being ill for... The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year (2012) appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
  • Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting – Shanaz and Atiq

    Jay Hoque
    19 Nov 2012 | 10:44 am
    Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting Colindale – Shanaz and Atiq This is likely to be the last post of the year, so I thought Shanaz... The post Wedding Reception – Cavendish Banqueting – Shanaz and Atiq appeared first on J.Hoque Photography | Asian Wedding Photographer London. Written by Jay Hoque.
 
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  • Understanding DLSR Exposure in Just 10-Minutes

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

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

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

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

    Dave
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:15 am
    DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 5 Volume Five is our biggest release yet, including over 30 minutes of video content! In this edition we explore portrait lighting patterns using both flash and natural lighting, the role of the digital darkroom with respect to lighting decisions, and how to make amazing winter photographs while keeping your gear safe. We also have a compelling piece on one photographer’s transition from digital to film and how it can ignite an even deeper passion for the craft. Readers will also learn post-processing techniques in Lightroom for sharpening and noise reduction, and…
 
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  • What is a Picture-Perfect Wildlife Photograph?

    Sheen Watkins
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    What makes a picture-perfect wildlife photograph? In many wildlife and nature photography articles (including mine), there are tips on getting tack sharp images. Most of these start with getting the eye in clear focus. There’s the other important elements that we mindfully consider such as the ‘rule of thirds’, the right depth of field, exposure. Is it too shallow or is there not enough detail in focus? Or conversely, is there too much depth that distracts from the subject. Is the photograph really about the subject, or is it about the moment? So many things to consider as…
  • How to Make the Mundane Look Good in Photography

    Jason Row
    27 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    We often think of photography in two ways, photographing things that are beautiful, or documenting reality, which is often the anthesis to beautiful. However it’s quite possible and indeed very rewarding to try and make mundane, everyday scenes look beautiful. Today we are going to look at some ideas for elevating the mundane to the photogenic. Work with the Light Light is our raison d’être. A beautiful scene can look mundane in poor light, but conversely an everyday boring view can come alive in the right light. Of course the best times of day to bring an image alive are the golden…
  • Review: Rhino EVO Slider And Motion Control

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Needless to say, I was pretty pumped to hear Rhino was releasing a motorized slider system and asked us over at Lightstalking to test it out and share our honest opinions about our experience with it. I wasn’t sure what to all expect in the beta model they agreed to send over, as their Kickstarter shows an assortment of different options. What I ended up receiving was the 24″ Rhino Slider EVO Carbon (4 lbs w/15lb load capacity) and the motion controller. There was also an user manual, which, refreshingly, was almost unnecessary as the setup and operation is incredibly obvious.
  • The 5 Keys to Doing Large Photography Projects

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Not long ago, a few friends of mine and I started a small video production in order to try out the success of this business in our country. We needed to make two videos about fitness and bodybuilding, giving it an artistic touch. So we planned and executed the job in one day (18 hours of work), but it required lots of planning in order for everything to go smoothly. Having done that, and having participated in a few other projects of larger magnitude, I can say that large projects (which demand a lot of man-hours and individual participants) often require that more than one product…
  • Lighthouse Photography: Inspiring Images of The Navigators, Guardians and Greeters

    Sheen Watkins
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Lighthouses are a beacon for their role in history. Their many stories inspired painters, writers and photographers who want to share their beauty, mystique and history. They have served as navigational aids for centuries. Lighthouses marked treacherous coastlines, provided safe entries into harbors and sent warnings out to sea. Initial lighthouses were fires built on hilltops, followed by platforms. Lighting sources were wood, coal, and later oils, kerosene followed by acetylene gas. Lenses were used to direct the light source across the distance. The first Fresnel lens used in a lighthouse…
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  • Improve Your Landscape Photographs with These Ten Tips

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

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

    Nicole S. Young
    11 May 2015 | 10:18 am
    Enter your email below to download "Light Stories II" for FREE: EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. I’m super excited to announce the release of my newest project, Light Stories II! In 2012 I self-published my very first eBook, Light Stories. My goal in writing that book was to teach myself the art of self-publishing, including how to do basic design and layout in order to create a beautiful publication. Since then I have self-published four other eBooks, and my career as an educator and entrepreneur has grown exponentially. Putting…
  • The Return to Gorton Creek

    Nicole S. Young
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Buy a print of this image This past weekend I went to Gorton Creek with an awesome group of photographer friends. Nick Wrzesinski, the amazing bearded man from SmugMug, was in town, so we treated him to an exceptional outing of moss, waterfalls, and some pretty decent (and death-defying) hiking. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t death-defying, but hiking up the side of a waterfall sure isn’t a walk in the park. Gorton Creek is one of those locations that I could visit over and over again. In fact, this trip was my third or fourth time here in the last six months. There is a gorgeous…
  • How to Easily Manage HDR Files in Lightroom CC

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:29 am
    If you are a Lightroom user, you probably are aware that Lightroom has recently been updated (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new version is the ability to merge HDR images inside of Lightroom, without having to use Photoshop or another HDR processing app. I photograph a lot of landscapes, and have plenty of bracketed series that have never been touched. Photographing hundreds of images on any given outing typically means that one or two are shared, and the rest end up collecting virtual dust inside of Lightroom. However, with the new Lightroom HDR Merge…
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  • Villa Adriana Tampa weddings| Tampa wedding vendors | Tampa wedding photographer

    EPS
    25 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    Beautiful bridal event held at the gorgeous Villa Adriana estate in Tampa, Florida. Villa Adriana makes a wonderful location for any wedding. The mansion itself is very elegant and allows for some very dramatic and beautiful photo opportunities. The pool and expansive grounds overlook an amazing lake view which again makes for very beautiful backdrops to the wedding ceremony or formals. For weddings you can put up a tent next to the house for your reception. The amazing tent on this day was magically lit up in a variety of changing colors after the sunset which looked amazing. The tent was…
  • Ever After Estate wedding|Clermont wedding |Orlando wedding photographer

    EPS
    18 May 2015 | 6:45 am
    The post Ever After Estate wedding|Clermont wedding |Orlando wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Tampa newborn photographer|8 days old baby girl|Newborn session in studio|

    EPS
    14 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    The post Tampa newborn photographer|8 days old baby girl|Newborn session in studio| appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Karnes Stables wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    13 May 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Beautiful wedding at the Karnes Stables in Odessa, Florida. As experienced Tampa wedding photographers, we regularly photograph lots of great locations. We love Karnes Stables weddings because there are lots of great photo opportunities there! Also, the staff is incredibly helpful and nice. Check out the images below to see what a beautiful wedding this was and what a great location this is. The post Karnes Stables wedding | Tampa wedding photographers appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Honeymoon Island Bridal Session | Sarasota wedding photographer

    EPS
    12 May 2015 | 4:37 pm
    The post Honeymoon Island Bridal Session | Sarasota wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
 
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  • Sponsor’s message: Win a Billingham 335 camera kitbag in Kamkit’s photo competition

    Philippa Grafton
    28 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    Win a Billingham camera kitbag Fancy winning a brilliant Billingham 335 camera kitbag worth £299? Submit your best seasonal picture in Kamkit’s competition to be in with a chance to win – just visit the Kamkit website and follow the instructions to enter. How does Spring strike you? Kamkit are looking for pictures that best capture the season the way you see it – from the regal and majestic to the subtle and nuanced. The competition is open to UK participants only and all entries will be judged by a panel including at least one independent professional photographer. Good luck, get…
  • Panasonic LUMIX G7 hands-on first look

    amysquibb
    22 May 2015 | 7:09 am
    The Panasonic LUMIX G7 is a versatile camera Following up from the LUMIX G6 launch just over two years ago, Panasonic has announced its successor the LUMIX G7, a mid-range, 16MP CSC aimed at enthusiasts. It sits below the GH4 in the line-up, but just like this model, the focus is very much on 4K. The three 4K shooting modes each have their own benefits, but the S/S mode is useful for longer periods of shooting 4K functionality Using the 4K mode you can shoot at 30fps, but file sizes drop to 8MP (a perfectly usable value for smaller prints and web use). Stills can be extracted from these video…
  • 7 Tips for Light Painting

    Matt Bennett
    21 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    Light Painting Tip 1: Plan your trips beforehand. Ideally visit sites in daylight to get a good sense about not only the subject matter but also the sort of safety issues and other challenges a particular landscape may throw up at you, once it gets dark. Tip 2: Keep it simple. Apart from basic necessities such as water, clothing, food etc I carry just one camera, one zoom lens (24-70mm) one medium weight tripod, and a small bag of torches. The more you carry into the bush at night the more things you will drop, break, lose or fall over. Tip 3: Think About Stray Light. Always be aware of stray…
  • Let Lastolite take care of your photographic needs over the wedding season

    Philippa Grafton
    20 May 2015 | 6:59 am
    Wedding season is upon us and to take on something as big and complicated as a wedding you need to be properly geared up. Having the right equipment is vital to achieving well-composed and well-lit images that portray people at their best. Lastolite can provide you with everything needed to make sure that you get the best pictures and memories of the day. A reflector is a must-have accessory – if the sun is behind your subject than a well-placed reflector can prove to be more effective than a flashgun. Reflectors can also be very controllable light sources. Replacing the need for a…
  • Hand colouring effect in Photoshop

    Matt Bennett
    19 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    Before After Step 1 Click on the ‘Create a new layer’ button at the bottom of the Layers palette to create a blank layer above your main image. Double-click the colour swatches at the bottom of the Tools palette and from the Color Picker dialogue box select a suitable skin tone. Step 1 Step 2 Change the blending mode of Layer 1 to Color. Press ‘B’ on the keyboard to activate the brush tool and ‘paint’ over the areas of the image that you want to add colour to. You will probably want to lower the opacity of the layer to about approximately 40-60%. Step 2…
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  • Meet Oliver!

    Lauren Lim
    27 May 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Things here on the site have been a bit quiet for a very good reason – this new little guy! He made his fashionably late appearance last week and we are all settling into our new life as a family of four. It’s quite the juggling act! But everyone is happy, and healthy and the house is relatively tidy, so I think we’re doing well so far! While we haven’t been posting here enough, trust me that lots is going on behind the scenes! We have an awesome new tutorial to share with you very soon, we’ve been shooting a LOT (including a photo-first for Rob), and have lots…
  • New Guide: Smartphone Photography 101!

    Rob Lim
    15 May 2015 | 3:05 pm
    A new guide hits the site today! Smartphone Photography 101! Smartphones have become a ubiquitous presence in our lives and have completely transformed photography. It’s now easier than ever to capture your life and immediately share it with the world through your smartphone. If you’re interested in taking better photos with your phone, this humongous guide is the perfect place to start. Here’s a quick overview of what’s covered: Why You Need to Be Shooting with Your Phone Choosing a Phone Getting Started Smartphone Photography Tips Editing On A Smartphone Sharing Your…
  • 6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

    Rob Lim
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC) was just announced (click here to find out what’s new!). I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release – pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. And I have to be honest: I’m disappointed. Here’s what’s up. From where I stand, it seems like significant development on Lightroom has stalled. Lightroom 6 is a fairly incremental update from Lightroom 5. Yes, there are some new features (like HDR, pano merge, GPU performance boost, facial recognition, etc.), but none of them are particularly innovative. Add to that the fact…
  • What You Need To Know About Lightroom 6 (aka Lightroom CC)

    Rob Lim
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Lightroom 6 (also called Lightroom CC) was just announced this morning (Tuesday April 21, 2015). It’s available as a standalone product (Lightroom 6), as well as a part of the Adobe Creative Cloud program (Lightroom CC). Here’s what you need to know about this latest version of Lightroom. New Features In Lightroom 6 1. HDR Merge Lightroom can now combine multiple photos taken at different exposures, to create a single High Dynamic Range (HDR) image. The resulting HDR image is saved as a DNG file which can still be edited just like the original raw files. Adobe claims this HDR merge…
  • How To Take Your Own Family Portraits

    Rob Lim
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are times when it’s really handy to take a group self-portrait, and with a few simple tips, it’s easy to do too! Over the years we’ve done quite a few self-portrait sessions, when we travel or for things like holiday cards. We even photographed our own wedding! (But that’s a story for another post…) Through it all we’ve learned how to get great results, and make the whole process easier and more fun. So in this post I’ll share how we went about taking some family self-portraits during a recent vacation to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai, and some tips…
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  • The Good Day, Bad Day, Every Day Streets of Tavepong Pratoomwong

    IPA
    26 May 2015 | 12:17 am
    A best of selection of photographs from rising Thai Street Photography talent Tavepong Pratoomwong.Related Posts:IPA partners EyeEm Awards 2014. Submit your Entries by 1st…BANGKOK Street Photography, by IPA Workshop August 2012Of Winds & Whispers: Street Photography from the IPA…Showcase: Street Photo Thailand CollectiveBangkok Unposed & Unveiled(Visited 547 times, 547 visits today)
  • Call For Applications: Scholarship Grant – IPA Mentorship Program JULY 2015

    IPA
    25 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    We are offering 1 Scholarship Grant for the JULY 2015 Edition of the IPA Mentorship Program. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, 12TH JUNE 2015. Related Posts:Call For Applications: Scholarship Grant – IPA Mentorship…IPA Mentorship Program September: Scholarship Grant – CallIPA Mentorship ProgramIPA Mentorship Program July: Scholarship Grant – Call For…IPA Mentorship Program: Scholarship Grant – Call For…(Visited 151 times, 151 visits today)
  • “Don’t call me a legendary photographer.” An interview with Eric Peris

    Yen Nie Yong
    16 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Eric is what many consider to be a godfather in Malaysian photography, and has sat on the regional selection panel of the Joop Swart Masterclass by the World Press Photo since 1995. Related Posts:Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 2Sebastião Salgado : The Power and Privilege of PhotographyPhotographing GriefInvisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 3Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle(Visited 1,210 times, 349 visits today)
  • Experimental Analog Photography from the IPA Workshop

    IPA
    11 May 2015 | 6:52 pm
    A selection of multiple exposure photographs from the IPA Experimental Analog Photo Workshop with Maika Elan held on 9th – 10th May 2015.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Street Photography Hong Kong, by IPA Workshop…Join us for IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI, Vietnam | 16th – 19th…Photo Essay: Presence of Absence, by Shahria SharminStreet Photography Asia, by IPA Workshop Participants July…Yangon Haiku: Street Photography from the IPA Myanmar…(Visited 458 times, 54 visits today)
  • Caleb Ming, Plot

    IPA
    10 May 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Plot is a documentary project about land spaces in Singapore. It is a photographic record of plots of open land that remain untouched in the republic.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Work In Progress – Dhaka, by Suvra Kanti DasPhoto Essay: SS24 Departed: A Year On, by Darren SohTwentyFifteen 06/20: Singapore 1925 – 2025 by Robert Zhao…Photo Essay: Home Store-ies: The Other Room, by Zinkie AwPhoto Essay: China’s Rat Tribe, by Sim Chi Yin(Visited 496 times, 39 visits today)
 
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  • Sinew and Wood

    James Lee
    17 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Typically when I take a photo at a museum, I’ll also take a shot of the placard describing the exhibit. Not so for this ten-stringed instrument… but I love the intricate woodwork, so I decided to share it anyways.   Sinew and Wood is brought to you by j.ronald.lee - photography / journal
  • Happy Halloween, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

    Richard Davis
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Dawn at Badwater, Death Valley Dawn at Badwater A few wisps of cloud hung in the air to the North but to the South there was zip, nada, nothing; just a clear, blue, cloudless sky. Sunrise on the valley floor was approaching, heralded by the golden glow slowly creeping down the side of Telescope Peak and the Panamint Range off to my right. This pre-sunrise hour was silent but for the crunch of the salt underfoot and the…
  • Badwater at Dawn

    Richard Davis
    4 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Salt Polygons at Badwater Basin, Death Valley Badwater. The name says all you need to know about the place, Badwater. According to the GPS on this image, the elevation here is -275.6 feet. That’s 275 feet below sea level! The lowest point in North America is about 10 miles behind my right shoulder, a whole 6.4 feet lower still. Being the lowest point, any water that does fall in this part of the desert runs into Death…
  • Better Black and White Photos with Topaz

    Richard Davis
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Yamaha with Vance&Hines Silencer, Topaz Black and White Effects This is a short article on better black and white photos with Topaz Black and White Effects. Why Black and White? We live in a world of color so why black and white photos? Perhaps it’s because the older among us grew up with them in the newspapers and with black and white TVs. Maybe it’s because so many images are color these days that black and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 8, April 12, 1943

    Richard Davis
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is the last in my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No help yet, very (unreadable) cold nite. Ripslinger’s Diary: MONDAY, April 12, 1943 No entry made. Monday April 12 was the last day that Toner made an entry in his diary and it was a single sentence. According to Walker, Toner’s diary was found in the pocket of a rolled up set of flight coveralls.
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    A Life Well-Lived

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

    LittleBearProd
    28 May 2015 | 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, May 28, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 May 2015 | 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, May 28, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #123SILK ROAD #123:   So, here are 2 of the 4 panels of “Emperor Kangxi’s Inspection Tour of Southern China.” What you are looking at is about 10-1/2-feet long, and 2-feet tall, all stitched with human…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    27 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, May 27,…
  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    27 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, May 27, 2015 NO PEBBLE MINE #141, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #141, Pictures from Ground Zero:   The combination of warmth, good snacks, and a long lens final took hold of me…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    26 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, May 26, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #40TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #40:  As we paddled around the rocky promontory and…
 
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    The Art of Photography

  • Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015)

    26 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Mary Ellen Mark left us on May 25, 2015. But her legacy and work not only left an enormous impact on the world of photography, but they changed the way we see. They changed how we see people. I haven't done a proper biography on Mary Ellen Mark for the show yet. She passed away this week - this is my homage to who I think is one of the most important and influential photojournalists of the 20th century. Everybody Street: Mary Ellen Mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AwZxnDrWCc Harold Feinstein Tribute to Mary Ellen Mark http://www.haroldfeinstein.com/remembering-mary-ellen-mark-1940-2015/
  • Stand Development Darkroom Guide

    23 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Stand Developing is a film developing process that involves placing film in a tank of highly diluted developer and letting it “stand” for long periods of time with little or no agitation. Traditionally, stand development was done with glycin based developers and the negative was laid flat in a developing tray. Over the years, other methods have emerged, adapting the technique to roll film types. This video is sponsored by Lynda.com - for a free 10 day trial of unlimited access, visit http://lynda.com/aop
  • Richard Pousette-Dart and Saul Leiter

    18 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Richard Pousette-Dart was an American artist who worked in different mediums including painting, sculpture and photography. He was part of the New York school of Abstract Expressionism the late 1940’s. Saul Leiter became close friends with Richard and his wife Evelyn and they became very close on a personal and artistic level. As Saul was initially a painter with an interest in photography, Pousette-Dart offered to lend Saul a Leica which he accepted. It was through the encouragement of Richard and W. Eugene Smith that Saul went on to develop his talents as a photographer. Book:…
  • Should I Get A Degree In Photography?

    16 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    How important is a photography degree from a university? This question comes up quite frequently and is certainly controversial these days. The decision to pursue a college degree is very serious. Its a major life commitment, a time commitment and a serious financial commitment. You will have to decide what the right thing is for you. You need to think it through and do some soul searching to figure this out. But since you've asked, I will weigh in with my personal thoughts and advice.
  • Introducing Contrast

    14 May 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Contrast is a new project that I'm going to be introducing to the show in the next few weeks. Its going to be an online magazine website that features up and coming photographers that are doing some amazing work. Stay tuned over the next week as we'll start putting all of this together. Contrast will be powered by Squarespace and a special thanks to them for their support. For a free trail visit http://squarespace.com and for 10% off your first order, use offer code AOP
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  • Will the Big Meh Lead to an Artistic Renaissance?

    Allen Murabayashi
    27 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    On the Op/Ed pages of The New York Times, Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman described “The Big Meh” – the productivity paradox whereby the incredible technological development of the Information Age has yielded only modest economic results. Entrepreneur Peter Thiel famously complained, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” Therein lies the rub. You can only move data so quickly before the economic benefit becomes dubious at best (think high frequency traders). More social networks, more Wikipedia pages, more efficient ride hailing –…
  • Richard Prince is a Jerk

    Allen Murabayashi
    26 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    There are many people who have studied and understand the art world better than me. But there is one thing that I’m sure of: Richard Prince is a jerk. I say this for two reasons. First, I haven’t read anything that suggests he has the self-awareness and intellectual rigor that is bestowed upon him by fawning critics. The pro-Prince camp suggests that he is purposely stretching the concepts of intellectual property ownership, but I counter that he is intellectually lazy. (And even if he had the mental prowess of Socrates, it would make his “art” all the more…
  • New Member Shout Outs: May Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of our favorite things is seeing new PhotoShelter members set up their sites quickly and upload their fantastic work. This month we’ve already stumbled upon four new members who are utilizing our sites to showcase their varying styles – from safaris, to engagement sessions in Cheshire, UK – we get to see it all. Take a peek below at how these new members are displaying their portfolios with us. Lulu & Duck Photography Lulu & Duck’s Sonnet homepage Name/Site: Lulu & Duck Photography PhotoShelter template: Sonnet Member since: May 5, 2015…
  • Directing Video – The Photographer’s Perspective

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 May 2015 | 7:10 am
    Michael Grecco fell in love with photography as a kid during summer camp. Like most analog photographers, he was enthralled by the magic of watching a print develop in a tray in the dark. He began pouring over the Time Life photography books from his local library, and discovering and studying his heros, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and Bruce Davidson. Later, he decided to switch gears and go to film school, “I figured I couldn’t learn any more about photography, how silly of me! Instead I would learn about moving images,” he tells us. This was a completely new experience where Michael…
  • Did Photography Change Your Life? Let it Change the Lives of Others.

    Allen Murabayashi
    19 May 2015 | 10:52 am
    For many photographers, there is a seminal moment in their past when photography captured their imagination. I had a 110 film camera when I was very young, but for me things changed when a neighbor gathered a few kids together on a Saturday morning and showed us how to use a light meter and a SLR camera. The love affair was, well, instant. My trusty Olympus OM-4 in 7th grade. I immediately understood that my Instamatic camera was barely scratching the surface of what photography was and could be. Suddenly, I was exposed to apertures, shutter speeds, ISO and the mathematical connections…
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  • baby sitting

    djn1@chromasia.com
    9 May 2015 | 11:34 am
    When Tiggy (5) and Tabby (8) asked Rhowan to look after their "babies" I suspect they hoped she'd take the job a bit more seriously :-) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 5.15pm on 9/5/15 Fujifilm X-T1 FF 58 + KIPON Baveyes 0.7x optic reducer 58mm f/1.5 (or thereabouts) 1/10500 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor + rotation
  • Masirah Island 2015 #12

    djn1@chromasia.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    I'm not entirely sure what this is but we found it on one of the beaches on Masirah Island. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.30pm on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR 16mm f/11 1/300 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 yes RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • Masirah Island 2015 #11

    djn1@chromasia.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Here's another shot from Masirah Island (Oman), taken on a kite surfing beach towards the south of the island. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11.23am on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR 140mm f/4.0 1/2900 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera RAW Photoshop CC (2014) none no
  • Masirah Island 2015 #10

    djn1@chromasia.com
    25 Apr 2015 | 9:47 am
    Here's another shot from my recent trip to Masirah Island, an abandoned structure on one of its many quiet beaches. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.42pm on 15/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10.0mm f/16.0 1/210 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
  • I will play with soil!

    djn1@chromasia.com
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    I still have a few shots from Dubai and Oman to post but thought I'd put this one up first. It's an old image, shot in 2009, and features Tabby, our youngest but one daughter. It was taken when we were still living in Bulgaria, just after she discovered the ash pile from our wood stove. This wasn't the last time she decided to play in it, but it was one of the better photographs of the resulting mess. I have no idea why I haven't posted it before - there must have been something I didn't like about it - but I couldn't come up with any good reason not to post it now.
 
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    The New Camera

  • Sony A7R II Early Rumored Specification

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    As the announcement date is coming closer bit more details about the Sony A7R II camera coming above the surface, take a look at the early rumored specification… Sony A7R II Rumored Specification 36.4MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization Fast AF system (no more info available) The camera is expected to arrive along with Sony A7000 Continue reading Sony A7R II Early Rumored SpecificationRelated Posts:Sony A7000 First Specification LeakedSony A77 MII Leaked SpecificationSony A7000 / A6100 Rumored Specification [Update]Sony A79 Specification RumorSony A6100…
  • Canon to Announce Fullframe Astrophotography DSLR

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 7:34 am
    According to rumor mills Canon is working on Fullframe astrophotography DSLR in 2016, Canon already have APS-C models dedicated for astro photography..such as Canon EOS 20Da and 60Da [Amazon], but at this moment no fullframe DSLR is available for astrophotography, Keep in mind that  we don’t know which current fullframe model will be re-branded with Continue reading Canon to Announce Fullframe Astrophotography DSLRRelated Posts:Nikon First Astrophotography DSLR ComingNikon to Soon Announce Nikon D810A and Other Coolpix…Canon Working on 50+ MP Fullframe CameraCanon Confirms…
  • Pentax K-3 II Manual Available Online for Download

    admin
    28 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    The Pentax K-3 II semi-pro DSLR, the DSLR was announced on Apr 22, 2015 and finally instruction manual is now available for download. You can download Pentax K-3 II user’s manual as pdf file from here. Take a look at the specification of Pentax K-3 II camera. 24.35 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor PRIME III Image Processor Anti-Aliasing Filter Simulator 3.2″ Continue reading Pentax K-3 II Manual Available Online for DownloadRelated Posts:Pentax K-3 Leaked ImagePentax K-3 DSLR Specification LeakedPentax K-3 Sample ImagePentax K-S1 Detailed Specification Leaked, Coming on Aug 28Pentax K-3 surfaced…
  • Alert: Canon 5Ds / 5DsR Shipping to Start from 1st Week of June, 2015

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 8:06 am
    Canon 5DS / 5DSR shipping will start from June 05, 2015. The shipment will delivered on a first come first serve basis. If you need pre-order 5Ds/5Ds R, just follow the links below: Canon 5DS – Amazon US | | B&H Canon 5DS R – Amazon US | | B&H Related Posts:Nikon D4s Shipping StartedNikon V2 available for pre-order at AmazonCanon 5DS and 5DS R Available for Pre-orderCanon 5DS R High ISO TestCanon 5D Mark IV Rumor Update
  • Court Rules Against Canon in Patent Infringement Fight

    admin
    27 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    Canon lost the battle of Patent infringement against Intellectual Ventures, the Intellectual Ventures claimed that these two sensors [“Method of making a semiconductor image sensor” and US6,023,081 “Semiconductor image sensor.“] used by Canon are developed by them. By Memorandum Opinion entered by The Honorable Sue L. Robinson in Intellectual Ventures I, LLC, et al. v. Canon Continue reading Court Rules Against Canon in Patent Infringement FightRelated Posts:Polaroid iM1836 Killed by NikonCanon and Microsoft Patent Cross-Licensing AgreementNikon Patent – Nikon…
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Frame My Proudest Moment Contest 2015

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:35 pm
    Submit a photo of a Proud Moment showcasing the emotion behind that memorable moment along with a description. Some examples of a Proud Moment might be a graduation, military, academic, personal or career achievement. Twelve Finalists will be selected by Church Hill Classics to compete in a 1-week public voting round. For more rules and […]
  • Nera di Verzasca Call for Entries

    abhishek
    25 May 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Both analogical (scanned from negative or slide) and digital images are allowed. Participants must own the original files. In order to confirm your registration you must enter a title and a short description for the group of photos. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+ Entry Fee: 20.00 Swiss Francs Theme: Open Prizes:  1st place  2’000 SWISS FRANCS […]
  • The Europol Law Enforcement Photography Competition

    abhishek
    25 May 2015 | 8:14 pm
    The annual Europol law enforcement photo competition is back, giving talented photographers the chance to showcase their outstanding images and win a trip to Holland! This international competition invites talented photographers to capture the essence of the challenging and rewarding work of law enforcement personnel. Police, border and customs guards, SWAT teams and more can […]
  • Embracing Our Differences Photography Award

    abhishek
    24 May 2015 | 7:06 pm
    once again the contest is back with a bang, the contest is open to all and free to enter, the theme of the contest is “enriching lives through diversity” Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and effect change around the world.  Embracing Our […]
  • ULI Northwest Photo Contest 2015

    abhishek
    24 May 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Participate in the ongoing photography contest, the contest is open to all and free to enter and the deadline of the contest is 8 July. As urban populations evolve, questions of access become critical to everyone. Mobility, affordability, technological bandwidth and natural resource capacity are just some of the main issues facing the public realm. […]
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    van der Valk Photography » Blog

  • Cake Smash Session in Sooke

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

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

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

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    This photo session was booked quite some time ago and we’ve been talking back and forth about time, weather and high hopes that we were going to pull this off before Christmas. This time of year can be so unpredictable but the weather gods were on our side and we had a spectacular full family photo session at Royal Roads on their beautiful property. The sun was setting just behind the trees and the gardens were open. The nooks and crannies of the property are vast and there are tons of areas to explore and sit. Another awesome session done and clients very happy. Busting out the seams…
  • More Christmas mini studio sessions in Sooke

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Just a few more Christmas mini sessions that we’ve been shooting this past weekend in our new studio. We’re loving all the people we are getting and the results are really well received. Thank you all for booking with us. Seana, my wife, has been shooting these and has been really busy. I’ve been focusing on the outdoor sessions with clients, which we’ve been very busy with as well. To book your mini session, running from now until Dec. 24th, please email me at jason@vandervalk.ca
 
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    photographybanzai.com

  • Anime Central 2015 Photos

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

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

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

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

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

  • Le renouveau de Reportages Photos

    Celine Manceron
    28 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    Quand on a commencé l’aventure Photopassion, on a découvert assez rapidement un site concurrent et ami : Reportages Photos, qui a régulièrement parlé de nos sorties. Malheureusement, après un tragique accident, l’un des fondateurs, David, nous a quitté, et le site est resté en jachère. Depuis le mois de Mai, c’est avec plaisir que nous avons vu les réseaux sociaux de Reportages Photos s’animer de nouveau, et nous attendions avec impatience le lancement de la nouvelle version du site. C’est chose faite aujourd’hui, avec deux beaux cadeaux en prime…
  • Lightroom : comment récupérer une photo sous-exposée

    Celine Manceron
    26 May 2015 | 12:39 am
    Quelque soit le mode où on est : Ouverture, Vitesse, ou manuel, il arrive souvent de réaliser des photos sous exposées ou surexposées. C’est peut être dû à votre appareil photo (cela peut arriver quand on est en mode ouverture ou vitesse), ou alors, que vos réglages sont tout simplement mal fait… Voilà pourquoi, il est conseillé de prérégler son appareil photo avant ou de penser à toujours le rerégler quand on change de lumière. Bref, avoir une photo surexposée ou sousexposée, ce n’est pas une catastrophe, loin de là. Si elle n’est pas complètement…
  • 5 techniques pour mettre à l’aise vos sujets et réussir vos portraits

    Guillaume Manceron
    20 May 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Dernièrement, nous avons eu l’occasion de vous poser plusieurs questions sur la photographie de portrait et vous avez été vraiment nombreux à avoir répondu aux questions. Céline et moi-même tenions à vous remercier et rendez-vous dans quelques semaines pour un mega surprise qui, on l’espère, va vous faire plaisir. Dans l’article d’aujourd’hui je vais vous donner 5 astuces pour être à l’aise et forcément mettre à l’aise vos modèles ou vos sujets et réaliser de beaux portraits :D. 1. Zen tu resteras avec toi même. Souvent, quand je…
  • Comment utiliser un filtre ND

    Celine Manceron
    18 May 2015 | 11:47 pm
    On a parlé dans un précédent article des différents articles, avec notamment les filtres polarisant, les filtres infrarouges et aussi des filtres ND. Aujourd’hui, c’est l’occasion de voir plus en détail ces derniers. Pour rappel, les filtres ND, sont des filtres gris, qui permettent obscurcir la photo, et donc d’augmenter le temps d’exposition de la photo. Cela permet donc de montrer du mouvement même en plein jour, de donner un effet laiteux à une cascade. Dans cette vidéo, je vous présente comment fixer le filtre, quelles étapes respecter pour…
  • Livre : les secrets du Cadrage Photo

    Celine Manceron
    15 May 2015 | 12:50 am
    Eyrolles propose un nouveau livre dans sa collection « les secrets de ». Cette fois, le livre concerne le cadrage photo et plus particulièrement le paysage, le portrait et le reportage. Concernant le livre, j’aime beaucoup ce format : en couleur, sur papier glacé, un peu plus grand que du A5. Les photos ont beaucoup de place à l’intérieur et l’auteur en propose beaucoup en exemple, cela tombe bien. On trouve 4 grandes parties dans le livre consacrée au cadrage : Construire une photo La composition : règles et repères En pratique Images expliquées. Pas de chapitre cette fois…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Winter Haven Florida Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    The post Winter Haven Florida Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Spring Sanibel Island Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    The post Spring Sanibel Island Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Island Inn Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Island Inn Wedding Sanibel Wedding Photographer Island Inn Wedding Page The post Island Inn Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Barefoot Beach Wedding

    Linsey Kelsey
    17 Jan 2015 | 8:32 am
    Weddings by Beach Promises, LLC The post Barefoot Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Bowditch Point Park Engagement Photography

    Linsey Kelsey
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
      Fort Myers Engagement Photographers   Nothing short of AMAZING!   posted 2014-12-15 When I started looking for photographers to take our engagement photos Scott Kelsey Photography was one of the first ones I looked at and kept going back time and time again. After I contacted them, I received a super prompt and thorough response; I knew I found the photographers for us! They were extremely helpful in deciding where to shoot, what time, how many outfits, and many other details! They even made a shared Pinterest board of some types of poses I wanted to capture during our shoot.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • What Software I Use Instead Of Photoshop

    admin
    23 May 2015 | 10:02 pm
    When Adobe created their rental program (Creative Cloud) it really rubbed me the wrong way. I didn’t like the idea of making a monthly payment, I just wanted to pay for it once and forget it. What really bothered me was that if I missed one payment, or couldn’t get online for a month, I wouldn’t be able to access my Photoshopped images. I don’t want to worry about not being able to use my images. For that reason, I started looking for alternatives to Photoshop. I quickly found out that many others were looking for alternatives too, based on the popularity of my…
  • Your May Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    4 May 2015 | 10:55 pm
    The May wallpaper is up. You can see the old Jerome High School, and an amazing view of the Verde Valley with Sedona in the distance. Get your copy here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival

    admin
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Hi All, Last month we made our annual trek to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Yes, we go in costume. While there we get to catch up with friends who work at the Faire and see our favorite performers. We had a great time, and took lots of photographs. I hope you enjoy these photos. Have Fun, Jeff (Click on a picture to make it larger.) Adam Crack and his fire whip. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Twig the Fairy with a fairy in training. Twig the Fairy. Zinnia, a fairy that works with Twig. Vulture from the Birds of Prey show. Dancer from The Jamila Lotus Dance Carnivale. Miguel of The…
  • April Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The April wallpaper is up. It shows a Hummingbird Moth. Cool little critters that fly and hover like hummingbirds. Get your copy here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • The Lightning Bug – Lightning Trigger

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    About six months ago I bought a Lightning Bug lightning trigger and I love it. I wanted one to make my lightning photography easier and safer. No more leaving the shutter open for countless 30-second exposures to hopefully get something. No going out and taking 100 shots to get 3 photographs of lightning. It’s great. The Lightning Bug attaches to a camera’s hot shoe, and then it watches not for lighting, but the burst of infrared that precedes a lightning bolt. Point it towards a storm, choose your settings and just wait for the shutter to fire. Your camera will capture the bolt…
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • Misty Morning

    Michael Frye
    24 May 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Pines, sunbeams, and mist, Cook’s Meadow, 6:13 a.m. Yosemite got some rain yesterday. In fact we’ve had a lot of unsettled weather this month, with frequent showers in the afternoon, especially in the high country. Tioga Pass opened May 4th, but has since closed and reopened several times due to snow. The total precipitation hasn’t amounted to much, but every bit helps, and we’ve even had enough rain here in the foothills to keep the grass from turning brown – at least in some places. I haven’t had much time to get up to the park and photograph the weather, but…
  • The Lowly Normal Lens

    Michael Frye
    14 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Rainbow over Negit Island, Mono Lake, California. Although I made other compositions of this scene with longer lenses, I liked the slightly wider perspective created by a normal 50mm lens, because it allowed me to include some of the blue sky. The “normal” lens doesn’t get much love. Longer and shorter focal lengths seem more attractive, because they create unusual perspectives. As I wrote in this recent post, wide-angle lenses stretch space and make things look farther apart, sometimes creating a sense of depth, while telephoto lenses compress space and makes objects look…
  • Star Trails Over Manly Beacon

    Michael Frye
    10 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Manly Beacon at night with star trails, Death Valley NP, CA, USA Manly Beacon is Death Valley’s most iconic feature, seen in millions of photographs from Zabriskie Point, including the image on the cover of the park map and brochure. So naturally I thought it would be fun to light it up at night. One evening during our recent trip to Death Valley, Claudia and I, accompanied by our friend Robert Eckhardt, started down the Golden Canyon Trail from Zabriskie Point, carrying my powerful (3200 lumens), battery-powered spotlight, and radios for communication. Robert and I wanted a lower…
  • Sand Dune and the Milky Way

    Michael Frye
    3 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Sand dune and the Milky Way at night, Death Valley National Park One night during our Death Valley workshop we went out to the sand dunes. After some searching, I found this wonderful dune with it’s rippled foreground textures. Lighting it was a group project; we all set up our cameras, and took turns lighting the dune from the left and the right, trying to find the right angles to highlight those ripples. Then we set our interval timers to record star trails – and took naps on the sand while we waited for the star-trail sequences to finish. After that the Milky Way was in the right…
  • Lightroom 6: First Impressions

    Michael Frye
    30 Apr 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Swirling mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite. The new HDR Merge in Lightroom 6/CC did a great job with this high-contrast scene, producing a natural-looking result, and doing it with a completely non-destructive workflow. After months of rumors, last week Adobe finally released Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC. When I saw the list of new features, I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I was hoping for improvements to Lightroom’s retouching tools, and to the Adjustment Brush. It would be nice to add a curve to only part of an image, for example, and the Auto Mask function of the Adjustment Brush…
 
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    Photography Bay

  • Nikon D7200 Memory Card Speed Test

    Eric Reagan
    28 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The Nikon D7200 accepts most modern SD cards, including SDHC and SDXC cards, and takes advantage the speed boost from UHS-I (Ultra-High Speed Type I bus) cards. For a broader explanation of SD card types and designations, see my prior article Demystifying SD Cards. Below, I have tested a few different memory cards in the Nikon D7200 to demonstrate the positive effects of buying a more capable memory card and to highlight some specifications of particular cards that might make them a better fit for the D7200 and similar cameras. The performance chart below should be pretty self-explanatory…
  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Now In Stock

    Eric Reagan
    28 May 2015 | 11:37 am
    B&H has the new Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens in stock and how shipping. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Canon is Celebrating 10 Years of the EOS 5D Line

    Eric Reagan
    28 May 2015 | 7:33 am
    On August 22 this year, the original Canon EOS 5D will turn 10 years old. Leading up to the official 10-year anniversary date, Canon has kicked off a bit of an anniversary celebration of the Canon 5D line. At the time it was announced, Canon slotted the original 5D 12.8MP full frame camera in between its prosumer EOS 20D model (at 8.2MP) and the high-end professional EOS 1Ds Mark II (16.7MP).   The Canon 5D turned out to not only define a new product line for Canon but it created entirely new DSLR category in which it has intensely competed with Nikon over the past decade. The 5D was…
  • GoPro Officially Announces Plans to Make a Drone

    Eric Reagan
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    After rumors teased a GoPro quadcopter was in the works, GoPro CEO Nick Woodman announced yesterday at the Code Conference that the company is officially making a quadcopter. Here’s Nick Woodman of @GoPro announcing the company is making a quadcopter. #CodeCon pic.twitter.com/YK1YDvktP6 — Re/code (@Recode) May 28, 2015 The GoPro drone is planned for an official launch in the first half of 2016 and will be a consumer device. Prior reports indicated GoPro’s quadcopter would be priced between $500 and $1,000, which should put it in line with other products in the consumer space…
  • SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CF Card for $99 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    27 May 2015 | 9:18 pm
    B&H has the SanDisk 64GB Extreme Pro CF card for $99.95 (reg. $126.95) through May 30, 2015. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Hot Topics: Rick Santorum, Nebraska, and FIFA Indictments

    Olivia Morley
    28 May 2015 | 2:02 pm
    May 1, 2015 – Columbia, SC, United States of America – Former Senator Rick Santorum addresses a crowd gathered for the 48th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner on May 1, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The event honored Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and was attended by several presidential candidates. Richard Ellis/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaglobal510415 This week, Rick Santorum announced that he’ll be entering the 2016 presidential race, Nebraska abolished the death penalty, and 14 FIFA officials were indicted. See…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Alexandra Daddario

    Annabelle Quinn
    28 May 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Sep 4, 2014 – Venice, Italy – ALEXANDRA DADDARIO attends ‘Burying the Ex’ premiere during Venice Film Festival. Andrea Raffin/ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaamericaseleven515021 She’s a fairly unknown actress who is about to star in a big blockbuster film alongside action star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. So it’s safe to assume that her career quite potentially will be launched into the spotlight. The movie she’s staring in is San Andreas, the kind of film that is perfect to kick off the summer with. Daddario is…
  • Around the World: Yoho National Park

    Olivia Morley
    27 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    Westend61 / Kerstin Bittner/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: westendrf186581 Yoho National Park contains some of the greatest scenery of the Canadian Rockies. The park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Yoho is easily reached by car, but most tourists prefer to hike into its dense woods or reach its trails by train. The park, which was established in 1886, is one of Canada’s astounding 46 national parks. Among the area’s greatest highlights are Emerald Lake, which is renowned for its clear water; Takakkaw Falls…
  • Guest Blog: May Exposures from Minden

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    27 May 2015 | 11:23 am
    Black Spruce (Picea mariana) trees and cumulus clouds in autumn, Denali National Park, Alaska. Yva Momatiuk & John Eastcott/ Minden Pictures/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: minphotos042207 Editor’s Note: Today for our featured guest blog we’re highlighting pictures from our partners at Minden Pictures. Take a look below, and come back to Newscom for to see a larger selection of their images. We upload thousands of images each month to our website that are fresh, interesting and compelling. For our clients who feature a double page spread in their magazines, special…
  • Editors’ Picks: Memorial Day, Midwest Super Storms, and Taking a Tumble

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    26 May 2015 | 8:03 pm
    On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, of Hertford, 4, of Hertford, North Carolina stands next to the headstone of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on 25 May 2015. PETE MAROVICH/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epalive678911 Not everyone celebrates Memorial Day with BBQs and boating. Most of the country actually does take time to remember their fallen heroes — the men, women, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, who have fought for their country. See more…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Photo Summit Live!

    Moose
    28 May 2015 | 9:08 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Oh YA … I’m talking critters this weekend i […] The post Photo Summit Live! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf684 – The Q&A Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Let Chris take you to the rim of a live volcano as he interviews PHow hard is it to focus your camera at night? Or on a white sheet of paper? Find out how to find or create the required contrast to help your camera do it. Or switch to manual mode and use a … Continue reading tfttf684 – The Q&A Episode The post tfttf684 – The Q&A Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf683 – The Angry Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    As Monika prepares her next episode of Monis Motivklingel (her photography podcast in German) Chris talks to her about the topic of this episode: anger in photography. Marcus wonders how to price his photography and it’s a bit more involved than one might imagine. You’ll have to think about your cost of doing business, the … Continue reading tfttf683 – The Angry Episode The post tfttf683 – The Angry Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    14 May 2015 | 1:12 am
    Warning: this episode might be a little bit morbid. Chris talks to his guest lawyer Mike Diamond about what happens to your digital photos when you die, especially if most of your photos live in the cloud. It’s harder than you think to retrieve digital assets from Yahoo, Facebook or others if they don’t belong … Continue reading tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode The post tfttf682 – The Morbid Episode appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    This episode explores if there’s such a thing as “photoshopped to death” – Chris opens up his top secret before and after comparisons, the Nepal fundraiser has made over $10k and that’s just because of you (THANK YOU!!!) Chris will also do an unplanned surprise visit to the Kingdom of Bhutan, the fundraiser ebook will … Continue reading tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death The post tfttf681 – Photoshopped To Death appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    8 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    We crossed $12,000 in sales of our fundraiser ebook People of the Himalayas! I can’t even begin to express how much your help means to us. Together with these pictures, we received the following message from our friend Chhokpa who was part of the help effort to bring food supplies to the people of the … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000 The post FUNDRAISER: Next milestone: $12,000 appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • Topaz Labs Simplify 30% Discount for May 2015

    22 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    One of the easiest ways to take an interesting photo and make it much more fun is to use Topaz Labs Simplify. I’ve always got lots of oohs and ahhs from the audience when I demonstrate what it can do, yet when I talk to people they sometimes misunderstand some of its valuable uses beyond the obvious. I touch on some of the points in my review where I use it to remove background distractions, and I point out that this isn’t a one trick pony. Here are a few common but interesting examples of how to wow your viewers by making great photos so much more exciting: Special Offer Details CLICK…
  • REVIEW: Canon Rebel T6s/760D with 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens (Part I of II)

    21 May 2015 | 1:39 am
    Canon EOS Rebel T6s DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens The Canon T6s/760D is probably the most advanced and exciting Rebel series camera I have ever used. It has all the ease of use and advanced features of a typical Rebel, but it takes it to the next level by adding the top of camera LCD that is typically reserved for the next step up (70D at the time this was written): Top View with LCD not found on the T6i The T6s adds the following features not found on the T6i: A top LCD panel (shown above) which experienced photographers will appreciate HDR movies – this seems to…
  • Elinchrom Price Drop on Kits

    14 May 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Elinchrom has slashed prices on some of its kits that make now one of the deals they’ve offered this year. Check it out: Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4 2-Light To Go Kit with Stands and Bags only $849 Elinchrom BRX 500/500 2-Light To Go Set with Bag only $1414!!! Elinchrom ELC Pro HD 1000/1000 To Go 2 Light Kit Adorama has some exclusive deals with Elinchrom too – check out their sales prices here. Other articles you may enjoy If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy these: Home Studio on a Budget Ron’s Lighting Setup  Elinchrom Quadra Ringflash Imagenomic Portraiture Discount…
  • REVIEW: Spider Camera Holster & Spider Monkey vs BlackRapid Straps

    14 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System For a few years people have been asking me to Spider Camera Holster series of products, but with so many products to review I’ve never got around to it. I’d also been very happy with my BlackRapid products so I didn’t see the point. This past March in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to finally get to see this product in action and I was impressed. With all of the good things I had heard about it in the past I decided it was time to finally give a try for myself. Here’s a little video of my first impressions of both the elegantly…
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Glow (discount offer)

    11 May 2015 | 1:28 am
    For years Nik Software was an innovation leader in photo editing, but ever since they were bought out by Google not much has changed. In that time Topaz Labs has really stepped forward with a fantastic line of products featuring outstanding innovation their newest products like Impression and now Glow. Like many Topaz products which offer unique effects not found by the other major products in the photo editing industry, Glow has some really cool things I haven’t seen before. In fact, I’d couldn’t replicate most of the filters manually in Photoshop as there seems to be some nice…
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    a small work

  • Hillyer Art Space - Big Event Tomorrow - Thursday 5.28.2015

    Pamela Viola
    27 May 2015 | 12:55 pm
    http://hillyerartspace.tumblr.com/post/120021404808/wednesdays-pulse15-highlighted-artist-is-pamela© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Blue Potatoes

    Pamela Viola
    27 May 2015 | 10:48 am
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  • soft

    Pamela Viola
    21 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    Doodling today, exploring softness.© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • wood and bone

    Pamela Viola
    12 May 2015 | 7:25 am
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  • Featured on the blog of Lori Weitzner

    Pamela Viola
    8 May 2015 | 1:38 pm
    How wonderful indeed to reconnect with old friends!Thank you Lori for featuring me on your blog today!© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
 
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    PetaPixel

  • The Lumigraphe Lets You Shoot Smartphone Camera Obscura Shots On the Go

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaela/'>Michael Archambault</a>
    28 May 2015 | 1:25 pm
    If you have ever dreamed of taking photographs through a camera obscura, then we have some great news for you! Former fashion photographer and inventor Valmont Achalme has designed the Lumigraphe, “a camera obscura for your smartphone”. The project is currently on Kickstarter seeking $49,276 with the promise of helping you capture “beautiful effects” starting around $100. Achalme has created a product that he promises will “have a distinct look defined by beautiful color saturation and a soft, dream-like focus.” Essentially, the Lumigraphe is a camera obscura that your phone…
  • Google Photos Offers Free and Unlimited Storage and Sharing of Your Memories

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 May 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Google today announced its new and long awaited Photos service, a standalone service that’s separate from Google+. It’s “a single, private place to keep a lifetime of memories, and access them from any device,” Google says. In short, Google wants to be the place that stores your digital memories safely for the rest of your life and the place from which you share your memories with others. The new Photos service lets you store unlimited, high-quality photos and videos for free. The free storage covers photos of up to 16MP in original resolution and videos of up to 1080p…
  • Happy Birthday, 5D! Canon’s Groundbreaking DSLR Line Turns 10 Today

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaela/'>Michael Archambault</a>
    28 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    In the world of photography, every once in a while an anniversary comes around that is worth recognizing. Today, Canon is celebrating the ten-year anniversary of its EOS 5D camera line, which was originally announced on August 22nd, 2005. The original 5D represented a significant evolution in the digital photography market by lowering the bar of entry for photographers interested in full-frame DSLR cameras. When the EOS 5D was announced in 2005 with its 12.8 MP full-frame sensor, standard-sized body, and low price point (at the time) of $3,300, it was all but guaranteed to shake things up.
  • Scientist Sits on a Whale Carcass to Photograph Great White Sharks Up Close

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 May 2015 | 11:21 am
    How far would you go for the perfect wildlife photo? Would you sit on a rotting whale carcass in the midst of great white shark feeding frenzy? Well, that’s exactly what one scientist photographer does in the clip above, which aired back in 2008 on the Discovery Channel. As the narrator says, the 10-meter-long whale carcass was found washed up on a public beach in South Africa. Unsure of what to do, scientists decided to tow the giant mass of flesh out to sea. On the second morning, after sharks had eaten away all the blubber from the carcass, one scientist decided to jump at the…
  • The Lomography Petzval 58 is the First Petzval Bokeh Control Lens

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 May 2015 | 10:07 am
    Back in 2013, Lomography resurrected the 19th century Petzval lens for Canon and Nikon DSLRs, creating a modern 85mm version of the classic portrait lens. Today, the company one-upped itself by announcing a followup, the new Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art lens. It looks like this new lens is going to be a home run: the company reached its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter in just 3 hours after announcing this lens. This new 58mm f/1.9 lens is “the world’s first Petzval bokeh control lens.” A new “Bokeh Control Ring” allows you to adjust the strength of the swirly bokeh…
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  • Black Headed Seagull

    david
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ocean City, New Jersey - May 28, 2010 I know some of you don’t like birds, particularly seagulls, you know who you are… but I’m an equal opportunity photographer. In Philly we have a lot of seagulls, even inland mall parking lots. But we don’t have this black-headed variety, at least I have never seen one here. We went down to the Jersey Shore to visit friends. A trip down to the bay yielded this photograph. Hope the rest of you like it! David
  • Heart of Flower

    david
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Diego, California - May 27, 2011
  • Flower

    david
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Diego, California - May 27, 2011 Strange flower? Do you know what it is?
  • Walking the Dog

    david
    26 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Palisades Park - Santa Monica, California - May 26, 2009 Another “follow pan” like the one last week, Peace on a Bicycle See how the feet and tail are moving?
  • Willy Penn from the 37th Floor

    david
    25 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Center City, Philadelphia - May 25, 2010 Atop Philadelphia City Hall stands a statue of William Penn, the city founder and original proprietor of the then-British colony of Pennsylvania (meaning "Penn’s Woods").For many decades, a "gentlemen’s agreement" stated that the Philadelphia Art Commission would approve no building in the city which would rise above the statue’s hat. This ended in March 1987, when a modern steel-and-glassskyscraper, One Liberty Place, opened three blocks away. One Liberty Place is taller than City Hall by 397 feet (121 m), rising…
 
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  • Shutterfest 2015 Photography Contest

    Forum Admin
    26 May 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Four weeks ago I attended Sal Cincotta’s Shutterfest photography convention in St. Louis, Missouri. I was there to teach three different workshops to students from all around the world. This was only the second year Shutterfest has been held and they had 2,000 photographers show up for it. It was truly an awesome experience with a high-energy vibe that would not quit. Photographers and models were shooting non-stop around the Union Station Hotel – where the event was held. There were fashion shoots in the hallways, studio lights set up in the lobby and teams of shooters outside…
  • 15 Fictional Photographers that Can Help Inspire Your Work

    Forum Admin
    21 May 2015 | 5:30 pm
    There are countless books and documentaries about “how to” become a great photographer. Works that inspire us and help us to excel at our craft. Don’t discount the impact of fiction on the profession though. For every one person inspired by Ansel Adams, another has caught the photography bug from reading about Jimmy Olson and his adventures with Superman. Just because they aren’t real, doesn’t mean fictional photographers can’t teach us a thing or two about taking great photographs. Austin Powers Does any character capture the pure passion and exuberance that being a professional…
  • Meet Terry and Leslie Dunlap of Dunlap Photography

    Forum Admin
    15 May 2015 | 1:51 pm
    We caught up with Terry and Leslie Dunlap from Dunlap Photography at SYNC this year. You will enjoy this interview with this father daughter duo! Click Here to View the Video
  • “The Connection” Newsletter – May 2015

    Forum Admin
    5 May 2015 | 12:35 pm
    MAY 2015  Take your families out of the studio for a little down time at the beach. Bruce Hudson captured this wonderful, multi-generational family photo. Taking families to locales that are special to them automatically creates a relaxed environment, where expressions are more natural and nerves are less frayed. We dare you to think outside the box for your next location shoot. Do you have ideas on some unique locations for family photography? Please forward them to us. We would love to share them!  Speaking of family, our NEW Family Portrait Program is now in place. Take a look on our…
  • New Products! Leather Cuffs, Strappy Bracelets, and Vintage Wooden Boxes

    Guest
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    — My Favorite New Photo Products from H&H Color Lab! — Wedding and Portrait photography has never been just about creating breathtaking images. While the photographs themselves are a huge component, they must be incorporated into your client’s life in some way. We live in a time where electronic devices are at our fingertips, and some think delivering digital images is enough, but our world isn’t quite as electronic as we think. Every home has painted walls that beg for artwork, coffee tables are made for books and albums to be displayed, and clothing made of fabric comes…
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  • Exhibition in Bad Cannstatt

    18 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    The German & American Artist Group invites you to its next exhibition, which opens on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 pm. The show is at the historical town hall in Bad Cannstatt (Marktplatz 2, 70372 Stuttgart) and runs through June 9.Here are the pictures I'll be showing. They are from a series of pictures taken from the ground up, looking at nature as an ant might.Poppies and Corn Flowers (60 x 60 cm on canvas)Mainau (60 x 80 cm on canvas)Strawberries (60 x 60 cm on canvas)
  • Using a fish-eye lens for events

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 3Just because a fish-eye lens distorts the scene in front of it, that is no reason to shy away from using it at events. On the contrary! I've even used it on my second camera at weddings. It turns out I'm not the only one. Gene Ho gave an interesting talk on just that subject at B&H Photo in 2012. The physics of the glass enlarges whatever is closest to it, thus emphasizing it.The great thing about using a super wide angle lens is that you can get really close. At an event such as a wedding or, as below, at an antique automobile show where people expect for…
  • Using a fish-eye lens for architectural photography

    26 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    The fish-eye experience, Part 2In Part 1 of this series, we saw some of the fun you can have with a fish-eye lens and learned what you have to watch out for when using one.As with any architectural photography, the lines and light are the main elements and should be kept in mind at all times. When using a fish-eye lens, however, your lines often turn into curves, especially on the edges of your frame. In the photograph below you can see how the lines of the spiral staircase actually complement the curvature of the framing window, as do the round-back chairs in the café.Café in downtown…
  • Getting closer

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    The fish-eye experience, Part 1Getting the big picture at the weekly market in TübingenI'm not the first one to write about the fun you can have with fish-eye lenses. But this is the first time I've written about it to this extent.In June 2012 I bought a Walimex Pro 3.5/8mm Fisheye for Sony and have used it on the Sony A77 and A7 since then. It is an APS-C lens, so on the full-frame A7 you have to set the camera to capture the photo on the smaller sweet spot on the sensor. Otherwise, you get this:The shadows cast by an APS-C lens on a full-frame sensorThe shadowy fringe around the…
  • Landscape photography

    28 Oct 2014 | 7:25 am
    If you are lucky enough to live where this is the view from your window, landscape photography might just be for you.Sunrise over the Grabkapelle of RotenbergHowever, that was not the case with me. I guess I like nature as much as the next person, but the hustle and bustle of the city streets with all the interesting people attracted me even more. So my landscapes over the past few years tended to look more like this:Then I went to the Netherlands for a vacation. Anticipating good light and interesting landscapes, I was pleased to learn that the Dutch don't disappoint.From sunrise at the…
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  • Mausoleum Door

    Howard G
    26 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    A couple posts back I wrote about my starting to take photos in some of the historic cemeteries near my home.  One of the things that have really caught my eye walking in some of these cemeteries are the mausoleums.  More specifically, the mausoleum doors.  They are incredibly rich in texture, patina, and simple, yet elegant, carvings and handles.  Doors like this one are hard to walk by without making a photo.   Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Hocking Hills, Upper Falls, Old Man's Cave

    Howard G
    21 May 2015 | 1:36 am
    A few weeks back, I went with two of my 'photo buddies' to discover a new location....a place we had never photographed.  An adventure, if you will.  The fun part was that it was going to be a long weekend and though it wasn't what one could call 'nearby' it also wasn't all that far away. At four hours by car it was not going to be an unreasonable idea to go back during another season if it ended up being a location we really liked.And so off we went to Ohio's Hocking Hills, a conglomeration of five parks right next to each other.  It turned out to be a great trip and a…
  • More From The Unfocused Series

    Howard G
    18 May 2015 | 1:19 am
    This image.....this series....well, it may not be for everyone.  In fact, it may not be for anyone (but me).  What I try to convey with these purposefully unfocused images is the feel of a place or object in its rawest form, The shapes, the color, the weather....even the smell.  The feeling you would get if you closed your eyes or squinted in the bright sun and took it all in without really looking. I attempt to do that by presenting color, shape, and lines without the detail to pull the mind away from the generalized experience. Pink Trees, Unfocused Series     ©…
  • Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh

    Howard G
    13 May 2015 | 1:07 am
    I live not too far away from two local historic cemeteries and a short car ride from a third. Though I have always found them to be interesting, I always hesitated to make photographs walking through them.  I guess it always made me a bit uncomfortable because I wasn't sure if it was disrespectful in any way. Then a friend of mine (you know who you are) explained some things to me that convinced me that it really was OK as long as the photos were respectful.....maybe even a positive for those that have passed by bringing their existence to light again.And so I gingerly started…
  • Quick Quotes: Jay Maisel

    Howard G
    10 May 2015 | 1:09 am
    "You should be learning to photograph like nobody else does. If you waste your time trying to photograph like somebody else you're following in somebody's footsteps, you don't know where you're going to go, and you're going to get lost.  Find your own footsteps"Jay MaiselI love this quote by Jay Maisel that I heard him say during a video shot with Scott Kelby.  During the hour and a half video they walk the streets of New York photographing and talking about Maisel's approach to photography.  During the walk many 'pearls of wisdom' were spoken!Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog…
 
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  • In the Spotlight – Fashion Designer Shruti Singla

    Pixpa
    15 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    Shruti Singla is Chandigarh based fashion designer. After graduating from NIFT university in 2011, Shruti begun her journey as a designer and there was no looking back since. She specializes mainly in trousseau and custom made garments. The look she creates is elaborate, with loads of fusion from the West in terms of cuts, fits and trims. Her signature style includes playing with a number of color pallets. The brand, “Shruti S” that she has created is synonymous to highly luxurious Indian couture and culture. Read on to know more about her journey. View website   Shruti S…
  • Welcome Aboard – April Edition

    Pixpa
    8 May 2015 | 5:11 am
    A set of good clicks, a dash of creativity and a creative Muse are the sure essentials for an ideal portfolio. Your portfolio is a reflection of your professional personality with your personal touch. Here’re our top customers from last month who certainly prove that creativity has no bounds. Have a look at these beautiful portfolio websites created using Pixpa.   Name: Pramod Saha Pramod Saha Photography Pixpa site: http://www.pramodsaha.com/ On the Map: Balasore, India What we loved about Pramod: Colourful, Ecstatic and Captivating. Pramod’s photographs just seize the right…
  • In the Spotlight: Canada based Photographer Marcel Dee

    Pixpa
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    Marcel Dee is a young photographer based out of Canada. Marcel studied Creative Photography from Humber College in Toronto, and graduated in 2010. He mostly shot portraits and fashion there. Photography has been a passion for Marcel since childhood, which is reflected in his awe-inspiring shots. Apart from photography, Marcel has a strong inclination towards technology as well. He talks about his work and portfolio in a recent klatsch with us. Check out his complete portfolio at Marceldeephotography.com. Marcel Dee Photography 1. You started photographing your family since you were six. Tell…
  • Honing your Pixpa Website for Local SEO

    Pixpa
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    Even after having a creatively designed portfolio website, your business may not have caught a spark in the real world. There are as the old saying goes, many a slip twixt the cup and lip. And one of the most common slip, which many small business owners tend to ignore is that of SEO. In the current Information age, when browsing on the the internet is at a lightning speed,  ranking high on search engines is not merely a best practice but an imperative enterprise! For a small business, it is primary to rank highly in local searches. Here’re the quick tips to make your business a star in…
  • In the Spotlight: Philadelphia based Photographer Timothy Valshtein

    Pixpa
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    Timothy Valshtein is the “creative engine” behind High Wire Photography and is based out of Philadelphia. Timothy has inherited a command over photography from his father and has his inclination to photography rooting back to his childhood. He is currently pursuing his masters in psychological sciences along with photography. Timothy particularly delights in Street Photography but is ready to take up all genres of photography. In a recent interview with Pixpa, Tim shares his journey and experiences as a photographer. To view his complete portfolio, visit Highwirephoto.com.  …
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  • Indian Paintbrush

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    Indian Paintbrush, Zion National Park, Utah. We are home from a fun, but interesting trip.  Fun as we saw lots of beautiful country and did a couple of wonderful backpacking trips.  Interesting as in the weather.  Our past trips during that time of year to the same areas often featured highs in the 90’s.  I teased my buddy Patrick a bit for bringing a down jacket, but in the end, I regretted not having mine.  This year we had more rain, cold weather and even snow then we would have back home of the Alaska Coast!  Pretty crazy, but it did lead to some unique photo opps!
  • Observation Point

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 May 2015 | 9:20 am
    Observation Point, Zion National Park, Utah. Back from a killer backpacking trip on the East Rim that began with a hike to the top of Observation Point seen here. I knew the view from Observation Point would be amazing since you look down on Angel’s Landing – but had know idea how beautiful the trail would be – it is an awesome trail! Here are more photos from Zion from earlier trips.  
  • Zion Narrows

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    The Narrows, Zion National Park, Utah. Yesterday in the Narrows.  Hard to visit Zion without taking a hike up this beautiful canyon.
  • Grand Canyon National Park

    Ron Niebrugge
    19 May 2015 | 8:41 am
    Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Another recent image from the Grand Canyon.
  • Grand Canyon Elk

    Ron Niebrugge
    16 May 2015 | 10:12 am
    Elk, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Even the elk seem to recognize the importance of staying hydrated at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.
 
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  • A Photographers Guide to Visiting Christmas Island

    Colby Brown
    6 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    As a professional travel photographer, there is no shortage of incredible locations around the world that I am fortunate to get the opportunity to explore and experience first hand. From climbing mountain peaks in the Himalayas to swimming with sharks in the Galapagos to watching active volcanoes in Iceland. However, for the longest time the remote and wild island paradise of Christmas Island had been on my bucket list. Why? Let’s just say that if Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands had a baby….the result would be Christmas Island. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Sunrise over the…
  • Gear Review: A Photographer’s Take on The LG G4

    Colby Brown
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    When it comes to choosing the right smartphone, there is no shortage of options. Between IOS, Android and Windows Phone you literally have hundreds of phones to pick from at any given point in time. However when it comes to quality mobile phone photography and the cameras inside these devices, there really are only a few companies to look at if you want to capture quality images. While the iPhone has been the benchmark for mobile photography for years and Nokia came out with the 41 MP beast of a camera in the Nokia 1020 for Windows Phone a few years ago, it has been Android that I have…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony a6000

    Colby Brown
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:58 pm
    With the digital mirrorless revolution is in full swing with the photo industry, many photographers (pros and aspiring photographers alike) are moving away from their bulky and heavy DSLR bodies and lenses. While many people were interested in the thought of going mirrorless when it first hit the scene a few years ago, the truth was that mirrorless technology couldn’t compete with the offerings of a DSLR at the time. Fast forward to today, and things are much different story. Sony a6000 in use in Iceland Now days many mirrorless cameras not only match DSLRs in terms of image quality…
  • Gear Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

    Colby Brown
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last week, Wacom announced the 13.3″ Cintiq Companion 2, which is essentially the 2nd generation in their line of powerful and portable tablets. Built with digital artists, photographers and graphic designers in mind, these devices not only come with a pen stylus and 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, but they run full versions of Windows 8.1, allowing you to install and take full advantage of Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign and any other application you can run on a Windows laptop or desktop machine. While I will save my soap…
  • A Year in Reflection – 2014

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought with it. 2014 was certainly full of both. Light at the End of the Rainbow – Lower Yosemite Falls Travel Like most full time travel photographers, I spend a good portion of the year on the road, but this year was a bit different. While I was probably gone for the same amount of time as usual (4-5 months in total), I didn’t visit a ton of different locations. In fact,…
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  • TV Appearance - Discussing the World's Largest Photo

    Chris Corradino
    28 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    I was asked to share my thoughts on the world's largest photo, a 365 GB panorama of Mont Blanc. The segment aired on Al Jazeera America on 5/27/2015. Check out the full clip below. 
  • Happy Memorial Day 2015

    Chris Corradino
    25 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    A special thanks to all the men and women who have helped us reach such great heights. Your service is appreciated, and your sacrifices are never forgotten. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Thunderbirds Over Jones Beach, 2015 Airshow

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    While shooting the wider B&W scenes with the 12-40mm lens, I was also working with a 400mm on my Canon 6D for these tighter shots of the Thunderbirds. This collection was from the practice day, and they put on one of the best performances I've seen in quite some time. 
  • More Black and White Airshow Images from the OMD EM1

    Chris Corradino
    23 May 2015 | 2:20 am
    Friday was the practice day at the Jones Beach Airshow not only for the performers, but photographers as well. With the threat of rain bringing dark clouds it wasn't an ideal day for those looking to tan. The moodiness however, was ideal for black and white images. All of these images were captured on the Olympus OMD EM1 with the 12-40mm f2.8. Since it's not a big zoom, I purposely worked to incorporate more of the atmosphere and environment. The theme was "little plane, big sky". This ended up bringing a whole new dimension to the results. 
  • Look to the Skies!

    Chris Corradino
    22 May 2015 | 2:37 pm
    I'll be at Jones Beach most of the weekend, enjoying the Air Show as I do each year. This time, I'm adding the OMD EM1 to my camera bag along with the Canon 6D. This shot of the Geico Skytypers was captured at the "practice day" using the EM1 with the 12-40mm lens. Converted to B&W in LR. I'll have more to say about the performance of this setup along with many more images in the days to come. Check back soon and enjoy the weekend! 
 
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  • See the Difference Resource: Senior Portrait Quiz

    28 May 2015 | 8:28 am
    By Sarah AckermanAs a professional senior photographer, it can be difficult to explain the differences between you and the school portrait photographer. PPA's here to help with that! Here is the latest addition to your See the Difference resources. You'll see how you can use this Senior's Quiz  to help your potential clients find their senior style and superlative! To direct them to the quiz and feel free to use this short video on why it's important they define their style and use you, a PPA photographer!For more See the Difference resources, visit today!Sarah Ackerman is known…
  • Top May Posts on theLoop

    28 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    By Sarah AckermanSummer is just around the corner! Check out the top conversations on theLoop and join in!Corporate Head ShotsInterested in expanding into the profitable world of corporate headshots? Or have you already made the jump and love it? Then this is an excellent thread for you! Discuss pricing, final products and everything in between!How Much to Charge for Editorial Use?How much should you charge for editorial use of your images? If you have experience in pricing it out, hop on this awesome thread! Or if you're looking to get into the editorial market, this can provide some solid…
  • Scam Alerts, Drone Legislation and 44 Ways to Improve Your Photography: Top 11 Blog Posts from 5/16-5/22

    22 May 2015 | 12:23 pm
    By Sarah AckermanThis week we're embracing improvement! Check out our top eleven blogs to help you be more. And, yes! There is a bonus blog this week!1. 4 Scams That Target PhotographersSCAM ALERT: Arm yourself with knowledge against these four scams that seem to be running rampant in the photography industry! The folks at PhotoShelter bring you the top four scams they've seen, including fake photo contests and fake photo assignments! Read on and Be More Protected!2. Free E-Book: How to Overcome Photographer's BlockINSPIRATION: If you've ever suffered from a lack of motivation, direction or…
  • PPA Studio Makeover: Krista Newbill Update #1

    20 May 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We're back with an update on Krista Newbill's Studio Makeover. Check out the previous post on the project overview if you need a refresher, and take a look at Wes Roberts' first update from last month. Below is an update on what Krista has been doing with her team of PPA mentors, the early progress she's made along with some of the obstacles she's facing. Some of it surely applies to some of you and your business... maybe you can consider applying similar changes to Be More Profitable too? The Financials Krista first came to PPA for help with her business back in 2012. At that time her…
  • Update: Drone Legislation Proposed in Washington

    19 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    By Lindsey ForsonCommercial use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, continues to be a hot issue on Capitol Hill. While we anxiously await the FAA's approval on new regulations for small UAS operations, things continue to move forward. Last week, Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey) and Senator John Hoeven (North Dakota) introduced the Commercial UAS Modernization Act (download it here: 265083514-UAS-Modernization-Act-of-2015.pdf) to the U.S. Senate. This legislation has not yet become law and would not replace the forthcoming rule from the FAA, but it…
 
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  • engagement photo sessions: posing, lighting & context

    Neil vN
    26 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    engagement photo sessions: posing, lighting & context I love this photo! I also like how it came together. This was within minutes of meeting DaWeon and Toban for their engagement photo session in Philadelphia. We had only chatted on Skype before. Embarrassingly enough, I arrived late to the meeting place for their engagement session through my misunderstanding about the address. No excuses there. But it did mean I had to work fast – the setting sun was lighting up the Philadelphia skyline, and I had to nail a series of photos very quickly. DaWeon and Toban had said they wanted…
  • topics for photography workshops?

    Neil vN
    25 May 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Photography 105 – how to be successful in your photography business When days are dark, these slivers of light shine extra bright. Yes, I received a check for $1.05 … clearly I need to raise my prices … or something. (Actually I have no idea why this company would just throw more money at me.) Seriously though – the reason for this blog post is that I want to put in a proposal again to speak at WPPI 2016 in Las Vegas. (WPPI takes place March 05 – 09 next year.) The previous four occasions where I presented a masterclass at WPPI, the topics had been about…
  • flash photography tutorial: balancing flash and ambient exposure

    Neil vN
    22 May 2015 | 7:38 pm
    flash photography tutorial: balancing flash and ambient exposure This topic – balancing flash and ambient exposure – seems to one that many newer photographers struggle with. The big hurdle seems to be the basic starting point – how do you decide on the exposure for each? I’d like to explore this topic a bit with this post.  The trigger for this was a question that someone emailed me regarding an image in one of my books on flash photography. Instead of answering the question directly, I thought that a wider answer might be more illuminating. We’re still on that…
  • creative portraits on location – allow opportunities to happen

    Neil vN
    18 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    creative portraits on location – allow opportunities to happen There was an interesting challenge for me during a recent individual photography workshop in NYC – Don (who arranged the workshop), already knew the essentials of lighting techniques, and said what he really wanted was insight into the way that I see a photo before I take it.  How do I know something will work or not. Don was particularly impressed with the series of photos of Anelisa that I shot for the review of the Profoto B2 Flash. The shallow depth-of-field images was a particular draw-card. Serendipity…
  • recap: flash photography workshop – New Jersey / NJ

    Neil vN
    17 May 2015 | 8:37 pm
    recap: flash photography workshop – New Jersey / NJ (2015) The format of the flash photography workshops that I present, are constantly evolving. Gradual changes as I adapt the program to be fluent. Always with the ideal that anyone who attends will see a marked improvement in their understanding and use of flash, and on-location lighting. I wanted to give a glimpse again of one of these workshops – in this case an Individual Workshop attended by two photographers, with Adrienne as our model. The tempo of the workshop is nice and relaxed, giving everyone time to shoot and practice,…
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  • Suggested Reading – MAY 2015 Part 01

    John Michael
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A NEW FEATURE – Suggested Reading In an effort to provide some quality reading for the audience out there,  there will be going forward a regular suggested reading for further enrichment beyond the content on these pages…  the first installment focuses on fitness.   It’ s not too late to get ready for summer here […] The post Suggested Reading – MAY 2015 Part 01 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1

    John Michael
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    HERE THEY GROW AGAIN … One of my favorite museums since 2006 has been the National Museum of the Marine Corps located just outside the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Virginia.  It’s a short ride down the interstate from the Washington DC area and the spire of the museum building is always beckoning to visit […] The post National Museum of the Marine Corps Expansion – Part 1 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865

    John Michael
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:04 am
    It was one hundred and fifty years ago that the Smithsonian castle was in flames due to a fire that began as a result of a faulty installation of a flue.   The Smithsonian has offered a comprehensive account of the fire and the Mary Henry the daughter of  Joseph Henry, (who was the first Secretary […] The post Smithsonian Castle in Flames – 24 JAN 1865 appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • Improvement

    John Michael
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
     Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are  unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain  bound. – James Allen The post Improvement appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
  • LOVE

    John Michael
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Love means to look at yourself The way one looks at distant things For you are only one thing among many.” – Czeslaw Milosz The post LOVE appeared first on Photography by John Michael.
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  • Yellow slick

    Tara R.
    27 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    I tried telling people that the bruises were from my clumsiness, or that I merely bruised easily. No one believed me. The tiny, evenly spaced, purple ovals, the exact shape […]
  • Window cracked

    Tara R.
    26 May 2015 | 5:07 pm
    They say that I am broken, like the window in my old truck. Cracked, shattered, fractured into so many pieces I will never be whole again. But, they are wrong. […]
  • A force of nature

    Tara R.
    25 May 2015 | 3:06 pm
    “Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.” ~ Samuel Johnson When every thing is taken from us, when our lives are […]
  • Mother Nature’s song

    Tara R.
    24 May 2015 | 6:15 pm
    I want to turn the whole thing upside down I’ll find the things they say just can’t be found I’ll share this love I find with everyone We’ll sing and […]
  • Memorial Day Weekend

    Tara R.
    23 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    I was up bright and early Saturday morning. Well, early… not so bright. I was awake before sunrise. I had a date with 2,000 other early birds for the 30th […]
 
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • EXPERT ADVICE: HOW TO BUILD YOUR WEB PRESENCE

    website@rmsp.com
    22 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    To bring a new voice, a valuable perspective, and great advice for all photographers to our blog, we have teamed up with the fine folks at Wonderful Machine.  Once a month, a blogger from the WM team will be contributing to this expert advice column. To kick things off with this newfound partnership, Alex Rudinski contributed this article on building your web presence.     Years ago, simply having a good website was enough for a photographer. Updating your site once every year was okay, and it basically existed as a digital version of your print portfolio. It was not the primary…
  • From Birds to Bugs – Guest Article by Steve Russell

    website@rmsp.com
    19 May 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Spring has sprung and as the weather transitions to warmer and sunnier, I am transitioning from photographing birds to shooting mostly bugs. It’s not all or nothing – there are still birds to shoot, mostly babies – but there are way, WAY more bugs than birds out there now that the sun has come out. In the past month the baby great blue herons, Canada geese and mallard ducks showed themselves in local parks. But the bugs are slowly taking center stage for me: the butterfly that landed peacefully on the top of my knob-less hiking pole/monopod after I’d unsuccessfully chased it for 15…
  • Using Lightrooms New Photo Merge to HDR

    website@rmsp.com
    12 May 2015 | 10:48 am
    Like many photographers, I am super excited to find about the news of the new Photo Merge>HDR capability in the latest release of Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® CC. Adobe has designed an especially simple and effective HDR process that takes advantage of Lightroom’s ability to tone map HDR files. In the past we selected our images and exported them to Photoshop to merge the files into an HDR image. Next we would re-import the HDR file into Lightroom and use the powerful Develop module to translate the file into visible tonalities. Now, we can accomplish the whole task with Lightroom…
  • Colin Ruggiero Wins Audience Award

    website@rmsp.com
    4 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    We are pleased beyond belief to share some cool news today. Colin Ruggiero, who teaches in the Advanced Intensive course in our Career Training program, recently won the Audience Awards’ Real Montana competition. His winning video, simply titled Montana, is a one-minute long timelapse showcase of some of the beauty and “epicness” of the state we call home. Along with the bragging rights that go along with winning a competition like this, Colin also will get a cool $10,000 for taking top honors … in addition to $2,500 for for being a finalist. We are on cloud 9 with…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Birmingham, AL This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    RMSP will be in Birmingham on May 9th and 10th as part of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events program. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. To scout from Missoula, we used Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. And don’t forget that you can make any location feel completely new by going at…
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    Neocamera

  • Fuji XQ2 Review | Neocamera

    21 May 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Ultra-Compact Fuji premium camera. 12 MP 2/3" X-Trans CMOS II sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF. Ultra-Bright F/1.8 wide-angle 4X optical-zoom. Dual control-dials, 3" LCD and built-in WiFi.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review | Neocamera

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Unique premium compact with 12 MP effective multi-aspect resolution and ultra-wide ultra-bright 24-75mm F/1.7-2.8 lens. 11 FPS Drive and 4K Ultra-HD video at 30 FPS. Plenty of direct controls plus a built-in 2.8 MP EVF with Eye-Start sensor, a 3" LCD and WiFi.
  • Nikon D7200 Review | Neocamera

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    New Nikon flagship APS-C DSLR with a revised 24 MP CMOS sensor without anti-alias filter. 6 FPS with deep buffer and 1080p @ 60 FPS video capture. Dual control-dials, 100% coverage viewfinder and WiFi in a weather-sealed body.
  • Mirrorless Camera Buying Guide - 2015 Edition | Neocamera

    11 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Our detailed mirrorless digital camera buying guide, fully updated for 2015. This is the best and more current mirrorless guide!
  • Nikon D5500 Review | Neocamera

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Compact entry-level DSLR with a 24 MP APS-C sensor without anti-alias filter. 5 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS. A 3.2" 1 MP rotating touchscreen LCD plus built-in WiFi.
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    Photo Enrichment Programs

  • Biking Around Hoi An, Vietnam

    RalphVelasco
    10 May 2015 | 3:28 am
      Riding Bikes Around Hoi An, Vietnam   Enjoying a bike ride around the outskirts of Hoi An, Vietnam.   One of the things I love to do with my groups is to get them out into the countryside.  Here, on a recent scouting trip to Vietnam, we rented bikes and rode into the outskirts of Hoi An, which is also known as the City of Lanterns.   Man working with his water buffalo, near Hoi An, Vietnam.   It’s so interesting the everyday scenes of life that can be encountered, and photographed, on these trips, just by pulling over as these opportunities present…
  • Ralph Velasco Introduces Mexico’s Copper Canyon

    RalphVelasco
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:26 am
      An Introduction to Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Ralph Velasco     Enjoy this short video of Ralph introducing one of the great train rides of the world through Mexico’s Copper Canyon. Believe it or not, “El Chepe,” as it’s known, is the only passenger train in all of Mexico. And consider joining Ralph this August 7 – 16, 2015, for a small group cultural tour of Mexico’s Copper Canyon.  There you’ll experience the natural wonders of lakes, waterfalls and gorgeous landscapes, along with the Tarahumara people and their extremely…
  • Podcast Interview with Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Podcast

    RalphVelasco
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
      Mike Howard interviews Ralph Velasco on the jpeg2RAW Photography Podcast     Ralph was recently interviewed on jpeg2RAW, which is a photography podcast hosted by amateur photographer Mike Howard.  Mike asked some really great questions which garnered some interesting insights from Ralph. Simply click the image above to listen to the show.
  • Travel Photography Tips: Interview on 1000TravelTips.com

    RalphVelasco
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    Travel Photography Tips from Ralph Velasco     While at the Travel & Adventure Show in Long Beach I was asked to provide some basic travel photography tips for the up and coming website 1000TravelTips.com.  In the interview we discuss tips for taking better selfies (hey, they asked!), suggested apps that I use and more. Click the image or link above to have a listen, it’s just about 9 minutes long.
  • Announcing Our Newest Tour – Vietnam: North to South

    RalphVelasco
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
        Vietnam: North to South with Ralph Velasco   November 29 – December 12, 2015   I’m really proud to announce our newest tour, Vietnam: North to South.  This is a trip that I really enjoyed scouting in December 2014.  I spent a lot of time photographing and experiencing the best of what Vietnam has to offer, but as usual, only including what I think the demographic of people who typically join my tours would enjoy.   Woman tending to her wares in Ha Noi, Vietnam.   We’ll start in the north, in the capital city of Ha Noi, a bustling city…
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Long Focal Length Lenses For Frogs

    Mike Moats
    27 May 2015 | 3:36 am
    For shooting frogs in ponds the best focal length would be a telephoto macro lens in the 180mm range or a zoom lens that will reach out to the 270mm or 300mm range.. The images you see here would have been impossible to capture with a short focal length macro lens. To fill the frame with the frog you would have to be right in the frogs face if using a short focal length macro lens, which would be hard to accomplish in these wet muddy conditions and to close for comfort for the frog. I got a frog in my viewfinder.
  • Places to Shoot

    Mike Moats
    26 May 2015 | 2:08 am
    If you are ever passing through the St Augustine, Florida, go about 10 to 15 miles south and check out a nice park called Washington Oaks Garden Park. Got there early for some nice backlighting from the sun. Lots of Palms, Giant Bird Of Paradise, and other cool plants. ____________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________…
  • Photo Contests

    Mike Moats
    24 May 2015 | 2:12 am
    Some people like the idea of photo contests and some don’t. Personally I think photo contests are fine and I’ve entered in quite a few with some being local and some international. I have been fortunate to win places in many of the contests, and I think it helps you to see how your images are stacking up to the other photographers. Judging a contest is very difficult and subjective, many people will tend to feel their images were better then the winning images. That’s something you have to deal with when submitting to contests, that you may feel that the judging picked the…
  • Combine Topaz and Nik

    Mike Moats
    22 May 2015 | 2:14 am
    Combining Topaz Simpilfy4 and Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro.   _________________________________________________________________ I started off working with some of the programs in Topaz Simplify 4. This program can transform your photo into a variety artistic styles including paintings, sketches and cartoon line drawings. I especially like the variety oil painting filters. I used one of the oil painting filter to give this image a soft painted look on the needles, which I liked. __________________________________________________________________ Next step I went into my Nik…
  • Only a few openings left for the Macro Photo Conference

    Mike Moats
    21 May 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Macro Photo Conference 2015 __________________________________ Sponsored by Tamron and Hunt’s Photo _________________________________ Speakers Mike Moats – Michigan http://www.tinylandscapes.com Charles Needle – Washington http://www.charlesneedlephoto.com Kathleen Clemons – Maine http://www.kathleenclemonsphotography.com John Barclay – Pennsylvania http://www.johnbarclayphotography.com Clay Bolt – South Carolina www.claybolt.com Mollie Isaacs – Virgina http://www.awakethelight.com Lisa Curchara – Connecticut http://www.breaphotos.com Jillian…
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Pacific Crest Trail, Meadow Pass, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) as it passes Forest Road 118 near Meadow Pass in the Central Washington Cascades. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest nature and landscape photography project titled Autumn in Washington State, 2013 Purchase Print The post Pacific Crest Trail, Meadow Pass, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • International Harvester Cabover Farm Truck, 2011

    Steve
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of an old International Harvester Cabover farm truck along Weaver Road in Kittitas County near Ellensburg, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State rural photography series. Purchase Print The post International Harvester Cabover Farm Truck, 2011 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Incoming Storm, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    25 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of a the clouds of a mid-summer thunder storm as it approaches the Kittitas Valley near Ellensburg, Washington. Rays from the setting sun shine over the dark clouds. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Incoming Storm, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Abandoned House, Q Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    24 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of old abandoned house on Q Road NW in rural Douglas County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white rural photography project titled Rural Decay, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print The post Abandoned House, Q Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Forest Trail, Fort Townsend State Park, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    23 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white nature photograph of a forest trail at Fort Townsend State Park near Port Townsed, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest / Washington State black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Forest Trail, Fort Townsend State Park, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
 
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake - Not all treks have to be difficult

    27 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    Serolsar is a beautiful lake situated in middle of dense forest around Jalori Pass of Kullu District. I have been to this lake twice and have seen 2 different colors of the lake, but I still want to visit it again. And probably during winters. This Photo Journey shares more about this trek from Jalori Pass to Serolsar Lake, along with some tips & other things to do around this place. READ MORE =>>
  • Craving to visit Firdaus (Naukuchiatal) to beat the heat || Summer vacation planning

    25 May 2015 | 8:46 pm
    It's been more than 2 years that I visited Firdaus in Naukuchiatal and now that summers are here, I am craving a visit to this beautiful place in the hills. Recently I have shared about some of the offbeat hill stations in North India and in Kumaon region, I like Naukuchiatal the best. And Firdaus is one of the main reasons why I love this hill station so much. This Photo Journey shares more about the place and interesting things to do/explore around it. READ MORE =>>
  • In Kerala, you get more than 10 things to eat even when you order 2

    24 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    Last winter, Vibha and I visted North Kerala. This was first time for me in Kerala while it was second time for Vibha. Earlier she had explored south Kerala which is most popular among tourists. During this trip, we had decided to try only Kerala food and avoid anything which we usually eat in Delhi or North India. This exploration made us try varied stuff and our decision of staying in Home-stays made this trip even more exciting. This Photo Journey shares more about food of Kerala. READ MORE =>>
  • Lovleen Mishra - One of the brilliant Indian Theatre Aritsts

    24 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    This year, International Bharat Rang Mahotsav in Delhi also planned to show 'Kambakht Bulkul Aurat' play which is directed by Naseeruddin Shah. This play has some of the finest theatre artists and one of them was Loveleen. Every artist did a solo show and shared a story by acting different roles. I was super impressed with acting of Loveleen Mishra. There were different emotions in the beautiful story she enacted. READ MORE =>>
  • Caltrain journey from San Francisco to San Jose || California Diaries

    21 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    In the month of February this year, I visited California for official purpose. I was staying in San Francisco and for 2 of the days I had to visit San Jose. So Caltrain was the recommended option to commute.  This Photo Journey is sharing about the Caltrain journey, some recommendations and experiences I had.READ MORE =>>
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    All About Images Blog

  • Please Selfie Responsibly

    Mark Mizen
    27 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    The selfie stick is a dangerous, destructive device. In the wrong hands, the selfie stick can wreak havoc, creating chaos everywhere. We have Pizza Hut to thank for this public service announcement: Please share this announcement with all of your friends and remember to practice safe selfie.  
  • Wonka Wants a New Camera

    Mark Mizen
    26 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Cameras are going to the dogs. Nikon has designed a new dog camera. When this new camera becomes available, it will take a photo whenever Wonka becomes excited and his heart rate increases. I am expecting photos of every bicyclist, jogger, school bus, and motorcycle that passes in front of our house since these are the things that excite Wonka. Wonka’s only request is for Nikon to add a selfie mode so that he can capture images that appeal to his sense of vanity.
  • Forever LIVE!

    Mark Mizen
    21 May 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Now is the time to make plans to attend Forever LIVE! It takes place September 24-27 in Atlanta, and I will be speaking, along with Nick Kelsh, Tory Johnson, Glen Meakem, and others. Discounted pricing expires May 31. See www.showclix.com/event/ForeverLIVE to register.
  • North Korea Shrinks Nuclear Weopons

    Mark Mizen
    21 May 2015 | 8:04 am
    North Korea’s new miniature nuclear weapon on parade with the older full-size version In a followup report to the recent announcement that North Korea has used Photoshop to launch missiles from submarines, we have now learned that North Korea has applied its Photoshop capability to miniaturize nuclear weapons. “With Photoshop we can have any size nuclear weapon we want,” exclaimed an excited Kim Jong Un. To create miniature nuclear weapons, North Korea was reported to have applied a 10% scaling factor through Photoshop’s Image Size command. “The possibilities are…
  • North Korea Photoshop War

    Mark Mizen
    20 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    North Korea continues to fight its wars with Photoshop, rather than military weapons. Most recently, North Korea used photo editing technology to launch missiles from submarines. What I would like to know is whether or not the U.S. and its allies are maintaining Photoshop parity, and if they are, where are our faked military photos? After all, if North Korea can use Photoshop to create its armed forces we should be able to do the same thing and save money in the process. Photoshop technology would allow our military to implement new strategic defenses. First, we would have the NFL Missile,…
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    The ProShow Blog

  • Downloading Free FX and Content in ProShow 7

    Brandon
    27 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    One of the new features in ProShow 7 is the Download Effects and Content feature which provides you with a wide variety of free styles, transitions, menus, templates, wizard themes, creative kits, masks, backgrounds, and borders that can be easily downloaded + installed right from with in the program. This content is free to use by all ProShow users. With the Download Effects + Content feature you can instantly download effects and content directly into ProShow 7 with the click of a button. You will always have the latest set of free effects as soon as they are released to the public. In…
  • Creating and Embedding HTML 5 Video with ProShow 7

    Brandon
    26 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
    New in ProShow 7 is the ability to publish your slideshows to HTML5 video and easily embed your videos on your website or blog without any special plug-ins. HTML5 video is a relatively new standard that has really come into its own over the last few years. New to the HTML spec, you can now add a ‘video’ tag that tells the browser to embed a video on your site or blog. HTML5 is not a video format, but more an extension to HTML, combined with browser support, to allow you to embed a video on a webpage or blog without a special plug-in to play the video. Lets take a look at some of…
  • Using the Music Library in ProShow 7

    Brandon
    22 May 2015 | 6:58 am
    ProShow 7 offers a convenient, built-in music library, making it easier than ever to find the perfect soundtracks for your slideshows. Pick from 200+ songs and dozens of popular sound effects, all hand-picked to fit virtually every type of slideshow and licensed for personal and commercial use. Accessing + Browsing the Music Library To access the library, click on the Music Library icon located in the top toolbar of ProShow 7. On the left side of the Music Library window you’ll find navigation tabs that will help you browse all of the available tracks. Click one of the tabs located in…
  • ProShow 7 is Here: Take a Look at What’s New!

    Photodex
    20 May 2015 | 8:59 am
    We are so excited to announce the release of ProShow 7! Discover a new dimension of convenience and exciting possibilities for bringing your shows to life, including built-in music, free FX & content, new publishing options & more – right at your fingertips. Explore all of what’s new and try it free today > New Features in ProShow 7 Include: Music Library For the first time ever, ProShow 7 includes hundreds of royalty-free songs and dozens of sound FX, licensed for commercial & personal use and instantly available to use in your slideshows! Browse the built-in music…
  • Our Favorite ProShow Effects for Graduation Slideshows

    Amanda
    19 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Working on a graduation slideshow for a client or loved one? We’ve rounded up our favorite ProShow effects that will make your graduation slideshows extra special. Try adding a fun floating caps transition to your show or use an animated timeline effect to tell the life story of your graduate. Browse our favorite instant FX below, selected from both free downloadable styles and also ProShow Effects Packs.             Make a Graduation Slideshow with ProShow ProShow is the perfect tool for making a graduation slideshow. You can easily mix photos, videos and…
 
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    Photographer Marketing Tips Social Media Pricing Guide SEO

  • Starbucks: Expansion to Italy?

    Lawrence
    24 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Why isn’t Starbucks in Italy? Before I can answer that question, let’s first examine Italy’s coffee culture. For those who know me, I love Starbucks, Apple, and Google. To satisfy my curiosity, I like to research my fancied brands. Let’s see … Italy’s Coffee Culture Italians take great pride in their coffee culture. It makes a lot of sense considering that the espresso machine was invented and patented in Italy in 1884 by Angelo Moriondo. With this in mind, the coffee market in Italy was a mature one with “penetration reaching almost 100%.” According to…
  • How to Calculate Your Break-Even Point

    Lawrence
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:49 pm
    One of the most important tools in business is to calculate how fast you can break even [every year]. Basically, it means that you have to sell X-number of items before you can start turning a profit. This is different than ROI or ROIC. This helps you: identify realistic goals clarify target audience set reasonable prices target cost reductions In a nutshell, the formula is as follows: Below, I’ll list examples of fixed costs and variable costs. Break-Even Example Let’s imagine that you sell coffee. Your company’s fixed costs (per year), including salaries, is $100,000. The…
  • How to Calculate Sales Volume (Weighted Average)

    Lawrence
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:24 am
    It’s common perception that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients. This was popularized by the Pareto Principle (also known as Pareto Efficiency). There’s also another belief that 90% of the web content is produced by 10% of users (“1% Internet Culture Rule”), which is what Google Local Guides hopes to achieve. However, is there a way to empirically verify this? Certainly! Example + Tutorial I fabricated a scenario below. You can adjust the numbers to fit your needs. The goal is to calculate the weighted average. Weighted Average Explained Imagine that…
  • Building Loyal Followers

    Lawrence
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Recently, a small business owner asked me whether she should give away thank-you gifts for referrals. My response was outright no. I do believe in thank-you cards, but gifts should be spontaneous, such as, “I saw this item and thought of you!” The reason is because of the habit loop. If the reward is extrinsic (quantifiable), would referrals stop coming if, but not limited to: you stop giving gifts a competitor gives better gifts When it comes to competitive strategy, your goal is to create entrenched value. Entrenched value is having a competitive advantage (e.g., inimitability /…
  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
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    Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography

  • Headshot Photography session with Nick

    Daveb
    11 May 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Had an outstanding Headshot session with Nick.  He is a budding actor and a Whovian. Here are a few of the shots .   The post Headshot Photography session with Nick appeared first on Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography.
  • Shooting Savvy

    Daveb
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Recently,  I came across an image created by a pretty famous photographer that I really liked a lot. I liked it so much that I wanted to put my own spin on his concept and create something cool for the photoblog. The concept was simple enough a model on a dark background with a blindfold over eyes. I did not like the concept of the blindfold because it seemed to carry too much emotional baggage. So instead of that idea,  I decided to use a piece of lace. That conveyed me a whole different mood and feel. I really liked the way that concept was coming together. The next part of the…
  • Arkansas Personal Rights Protection Act

    Daveb
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    Here we go. Of the rails again. I don’t normally take to this blog to write about wholly political issues. I have tried to make this blog and website in general really about great photography and help to give photographers, both professional and hobbyists some ideas and tips from my experience that will help them expand their understanding of this great field that I am privileged to be a part of. But now is the time that I feel as a professional photographer the need to really speak out in the strongest possible terms about something that a state government is attempting to hoist on…
  • MY Popular Images at 500PX.com

    Daveb
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    500PX (Said as 500Pixels for the uninitiated) is a photosharing site rather like flickr that I belong to.  500px has an algorithm in place to allow recently uploaded photos of a high standard to be displayed at the forefront of the site. Views, likes and favorites all contribute to a photo’s rating or ‘Pulse’. The higher the Pulse the more likely it is to get to the “Popular” page and the higher the chance it has of being seen by other users. This is a great place to see other photographers work,  and to see that sometimes I can actually get to play on the…
  • Building Websites for Photographers

    Daveb
    6 Mar 2015 | 9:17 am
    One topic comes up all of the time is the question of websites for photographers and how the photographer goes about getting online. This is especially critical for new photographers trying to enter the business. Even veteran photographers are always looking for a way to build effective, engaging, and business enhancing websites. The answer always comes up in discussions about photographer websites is to contact one of the template site hosting companies that cater to photographers. There are many of them out there some are better than others but for the most part those sites, while making…
 
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    LensRentals Blog

  • May 12th - Customer Service Closing Early

    Lensrentals
    12 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    On May 7th, our customer service manager, Sharon Perez, passed away unexpectedly. Sharon was a wonderful friend and co-worker for the past 4 1/2 years. She was an integral part of our Lensrentals family and she will be sorely missed by all of us. Out of respect for our friend Sharon, and to allow her co-workers to attend her memorial service, our customer service department will be closing at 12:00 PM CT today. If you need our assistance, please call us before this time. We will have staff monitoring email throughout the afternoon but our response times will be slower than normal.
  • Canon Announces T6 Sensor Recall

    Roger Cicala
    9 May 2015 | 9:23 am
    I want to give credit to Canon for so quickly handling the problem we first reported with some T6 sensors. We announced the problem on April 30th, and within 10 days Canon had determined which cameras were affected (those with Serial Numbers beginning with "01 or "02") and issued a product alert. Let me add that most cameras in the affected SN range do NOT have the problem. Some cameras have a mark in the battery door that identifies them as not possibly affected. Credit for image, Canon, USA. http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer?pageKeyCode=prdAdvDetail&docId=0901e02480f0bcb2…
  • Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Resolution Test

    Roger Cicala
    4 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    We got a pre-release set of Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 G OSS Macro lenses in for preliminary testing last week, and I was kind of excited about this lens for a couple of reasons. First it simply gives me a nice short telephoto prime option that has been lacking in the lineup (although the Zeiss 85mm Batis lens will be coming along fairly soon). Second, it gives me a true macro lens at the focal length I prefer. Image Courtesy Sony, USA   I hoped that the combination of a good macro lens with the A7r sensor would turn out to be a winner. We used our Imatest lab to compare Sony 90mm f/2.8 G OSS…
  • Canon T6 Sensor Issue

    Roger Cicala
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    NOTE: As of May 8th, Canon has issued a recall of affected units. My hat is off to them for superb Customer Care. I didn't dream it could be done this quickly.  Roger   Every once in a while we notice something, because of the large quantities of cameras and lenses we buy, that we think people should be aware of. This particular issue won't affect our renters; we've sent the affected cameras back. It may not affect very many people at all, since this is from a relatively small sample size. But I still think it worth mentioning. The bottom line is that 4 of the Canon T6s and 2 of the T6i…
  • The Best Products of NAB 2015

    Zach Sutton
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    This past week, I had the unique opportunity to go to the National Association of Broadcasters' trade show, more commonly known as NAB. To say NAB is massive, is a gross understatement; with over 100 thousand people in attendance, and over 1 million square feet in booths and other showrooms, NAB is one of the largest expos and trade shows in Las Vegas. LensRentals was there to see all the new products as they were announced, as well as supply gear for Post Production World - an educational function held within the NAB trade show. Given the size of NAB, it's nearly impossible to see everything…
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Bare Essentials: Master of Photography Collectors Edition

    Art Wolfe
    27 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Read my interview in the latest edition of Bare Essentials The tools may change, but the skill of a master storyteller is timeless. Technology has changed our communications in unimagined ways—allowing us to capture a story as it unfolds, using innovations of creative wizardry, portable, affordable, advanced in every measure. And the ubiquitous nature of our digital era means anyone, anywhere can be a storyteller. But, there is more to this ancient craft than simply point-and-shoot. To evoke sentiment, inspire change, and unveil hidden truths about a subject, one must master certain skills.
  • Denver Doings

    Art Wolfe
    24 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    I will be presenting Earth Is My Witness at the Gates Planetarium at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) on Friday, June 5th. On the following day I will be giving my Art of Composition Seminar at the DMNS Ricketson Auditorium. Consider these for a Father’s Day gift or a graduation present! “Without hesitation it was the best photography workshop I have ever attended. By best I mean he combines the finest qualities of artist, photographer and teacher (including the ability to entertain), which is a rare combination today.” —Laurie N.
  • Free Shipping Memorial Day Weekend!

    Art Wolfe
    22 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Order any product on the store and receive free shipping! This can be a significant savings when ordering many of Art Wolfe’s books—Earth Is My Witness alone weighs in at 9 lbs! Use coupon code memorialsale; offer good within the USA through Midnight May 25th.
  • Yes on Initiative 1401: Save Animals Facing Extinction

    Art Wolfe
    20 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Illegal poaching and wildlife trafficking is the fourth largest transnational crime behind weapon, drug, and human trafficking, and funds other types of violence and criminal organizations across the globe. Passing I-1401 will help reduce that violence. In addition, many of the animals protected by I-1401 are killed for medicinal use despite no real evidence of the efficacy of these expensive treatments. While New York and New Jersey have passed laws to protect elephants and rhinos, I-1401 will prohibit and strengthen the penalties for the sale, purchase and distribution of products made from…
  • New Earth Is My Witness Events, Web Page & More!

    Art Wolfe
    18 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    I have launched a new page for all things Earth Is My Witness related! witness.artwolfe.com You will find information on the presentations and seminars surrounding the book. The next one coming up is at the Gates Planetarium in Denver, on June 5th with an Art of Composition seminar the following day on June 6th. Recently Earth Is My Witness won three major awards: 2015 Silver IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Nature & Environment 2015 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards 2015 Independent Publisher Award gold medal in the photography category But this is the biggest thrill of…
 
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    Tim Stanley Photography

  • Fluffy Petals

    Tim Stanley
    27 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Some flowers are soft and some flowers are bold. I enjoy shooting flowers and it never grows old. Okay, I’m sorry about the campy poetry. Now you know why I’m not a writer. I do find it fun to shoot floral close-ups though that bring out the detail of these pretty subjects.  The post Fluffy Petals appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Snake Bite

    Tim Stanley
    26 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    One of the coolest cars to come from Dodge has been the Viper. It’s one of those cars I have admired from a distance. That is, I’m no expert on the series and its features, but have always liked the appeal of the vehicle. This beautiful example pulled in to the end of the line at […]The post Snake Bite appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Mission Concepción Pano

    Tim Stanley
    30 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mission Concepcion, in San Antonio, Texas, looks pretty much as it did in the mid-1700s. It is still in use for worship today, which makes it all that more special. Though it may not be as large or elaborate as newer churches, the feeling of holiness still prevails in this traditional setting.    The post Mission Concepción Pano appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Chase Tower Observation Deck

    Tim Stanley
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Not working downtown, I rarely have an opportunity to enjoy a view of downtown from other than street level. I recently learned about the Chase Tower’s observation deck on the 60th floor, with a great view of the western side of Houston. Since it’s only open during regular business hours on weekdays, it takes a […]The post Chase Tower Observation Deck appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Yellow Iris

    Tim Stanley
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Continuing with my garden theme, this yellow iris was just down the fence from my roses. The yellow petals were so bright, I waited for a cloudy moment, so the details would show up better. This small iris is a pretty flower, but many times it can look wilty (is that really a word, wilty?) or can look […]The post Yellow Iris appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Boudoir Photography Session 1: How to Take a Good Bed Posing Photo

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the first episode, Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum provides great advice on how to take a good bed posing photo with […] The post Boudoir Photography Session 1: How to Take a Good Bed Posing Photo appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Boudoir Photography Session: Introduction

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Introducing a new educational video series from Sigma Pro Jen Rozenbaum about almost everything there is to know about boudoir photography! Jen is here to provide instruction on posing, lighting, wardrobe, shooting any woman in any scenario and many more! The post Boudoir Photography Session: Introduction appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Sigma 150-600mm Sports On the North Shore of Oahu

    Robert O'Toole
    12 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Hawaii and the north shore of Oahu has to be one of the greatest places on the planet for the size consistency and quality of the surf. In December I was lucky to be there with the Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Sports for a chance to shoot one of the first real swells of the 2014-2015 winter. The lens is really is one of the best lenses I have ever used in Hawaii. Handheld or on a tripod this lens performs. Check out some of my favorite images from this trip below. If you have any questions or comments be sure to share 'em in the comments section. The post The Sigma 150-600mm Sports…
  • Creating Sports Banners

    Steve Chesler
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Walking in to the gym at our local high school, you can’t help but notice the two 20 foot wide by 6 foot tall vinyl banners of both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams. I’ve received numerous comments on them including one person who said, “As soon as I entered the gym, I knew it was a ‘Chesler’ image.” It’s a marketing jackpot that pays for itself over and over in exposure to other teams and high school seniors for their portrait sessions. In this blog post I will go over how I got the job, how I shot it, how I created it and the sales I made from it. The post Creating…
  • Richard Bagdonas: May’s Sigma SuperFan

    Sigma
    2 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We are pleased to announce Richard Bagdonis, of Jacksonville, Florida as our May #SigmaSuperFan. The post Richard Bagdonas: May’s Sigma SuperFan appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens – Lab Testing – SEL24240

    Jay
    23 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    I wanted to show you all what the new FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS Lens is capable of in the Lab, so this morning I got up before everybody else and took some test photos in both Raw and Jpeg Quality. I wanted to show you the SEL24240 lens distortion in particular when shooting raw and […]
  • Testing Sony FE 28mm Lens and Both Conversion lenses

    Jay
    17 May 2015 | 8:26 am
    In this really quick video I will show you exactly what the Sony FE 28mm f/2 Lens looks like with both 21mm f/2.8 wide angle and 16mmm f/3.5 Fisheye conversion lenses, while filming in 1080/24p with my full frame Sony A7r. I went down to the green bridge for this test because it offers a […]
  • UnBoxing The New Lenses and A Few 24-240mm Sample Photos

    Jay
    15 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Hello again everybody and in this quick article I will share the unboxing video of all the new gear including: Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens,  FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS lens, FE 28mm f/2 lens plus the 21mm Ultra-Wide Conversion Lens and the  16mm Fisheye Conversion Lens. I also managed to take a few sample […]
  • New Reviews! Touit 50mm Macro, FE 24-240mm Lens, FE 28mm f/2 Lens and more…

    Jay
    12 May 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Hi everybody and we have some new gear on the way for the next wave of reviews! Up this month will be the very highly anticipated Zeiss Touit 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens which I have been wanting to review for some time! Next we have the new extremely light weight and affordable FE 28mm f/2 […]
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review – Compared To Sony…

    Jay
    9 May 2015 | 3:22 am
    In this Review I’m going to cover the new Olympus OM-D EM-5 Mark II Micro 4/3rds Mirrorless Camera in detail as it relates to the Sony mirrorless cameras. After all, this is SonyAlphaLab, and I want to give you a taste of what the competition is up to. In this case Olympus with their killer […]
 
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 130 - Light Painting Basics

    fotobug
    17 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast number 130!  In recent news, Canon releases an advisory regarding sensor defects on the Rebel T6i/T6s, Wyoming law makers pass a really, really dumb law that could have a very serious effect on photographers, MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that will allow cameras to remove glass reflections from your images, and former students from the robotics lab at UC Berkley are coming out with Lily, a UAV that will follow and videotape (or photograph) holding a special puck - a super selfie! Also - May 29th is the last day to take advantage of Adobe’s…
  • Fotobug - Episode 129 - Macro Light Painting

    fotobug
    3 May 2015 | 11:30 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug podcast 129!  In recent news, Apple has acquired camera technology company Linx for $20 million, Ricoh established an initiative to salvage, clean scan and return photographic prints found in the area devastated by the March 2011 earthquake in Japan.  Adobe just released a Creative Cloud version of Lightroom, and if you want a really big lens, there is a NASA lens available right now on eBay.  For more details and more recent news items, be sure to listen to the entire podcast! Jim and Fred also do a review of the original Lytro cameras!  If you have one and would…
  • Fotobug - Episode 128 - The ABCs of B&W

    fotobug
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    This has been a busy couple of weeks - the first annual Tampa Bay Photo Shootout is now history and we have some behind the scenes video and an interview with Jillian from Tamron! In recent news, the Colorado legislature has introduced a new bill that, if signed into law, will prevent law enforcement officers from interfering with citizens who are photographing or recording police activity while Texas wants to penalize photographers who  film or photograph police within 15 feet of an incident. Lensbaby has introduced a new portrait lens that produces a velvety image. In UAV news, DJI has…
  • Fotobug - Episode 127 - Iceland 2015

    fotobug
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    Spring is finally here and Fred and Jim head out to the local state park at Honeymoon Island to tape the most recent podcast!  In recent news, instant film company Impossible has released a Generation 2.0 film called B&W 2.0 and claims it is sharper and clearer than previous versions, a Poloroid camera repair company has just introduced its own instant camera called the Mint, Amazon just announced a new cloud storage service for photographers that allows unlimited storage for $12 a year, GoPro just stopped their daily “Everything we Make” give away and have been awarded a grant for a…
  • Fotobug - Episode 126 - Introduction to UAVs

    fotobug
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Welcome to podcast number 126.  In recent news, World Press Photo has stripped Giovanni Troilo of his prize for indicating the winning photo was taken elsewhere than indicated, a team at Harvard School of Engineering has developed a method for making flat lenses that could dramatically reduce the size and weight of camera lenses in the future, a new platform called Defrozo has launched on Kickstarter offering photographers online services needed to market and run a photography business, and the developers behind Facetune have created a new app called Enlight, a general purpose image editor…
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    Feature Shoot

  • Beguiling Photos Capture the Beauty of Antarctica’s Icebergs

    Ellyn Kail
    28 May 2015 | 11:00 am
    In Antarctica, says London-based photographer Anna Vlasova, snow comes in more shades than white, coloring ancient icebergs in pastel shades of blue and green. Seventy percent of the planet’s water is held precariously within these floating monoliths, bodies of frozen fluid that can tower as high as our lofty skyscrapers and extend well below sea level, where they are blanketed in a fuzzy layer of ice algae. For The Character of Snow, Vlasova tells the story of these enigmatical and volatile bodies, glancing back thousands of years to a time when they roamed the seas, uninhibited and…
  • Father Documents His Daughters’ Childhood in a Remote Village in Australia

    Ellyn Kail
    28 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    “We live in a paradise,” says photographer Sam Harris of the tiny southwestern Australian village that he, his wife Yael, and his two daughters, Uma and Yali, have come to call home. In 2002, the family, composed at that time of mother, father, and three-year-old Uma, left behind the hustle and bustle of London in search of a life spent close to nature. After backpacking through Thailand, India, and Australia, they nested in a forest near the town of Balingup with the newly arrived infant Yali, amongst the wild kangaroos and surrounded by the chuckling birdsong of Kookaburras. In the…
  • Our Latest Group Show Features 72 Fiery Photos of Redheads

    Ellyn Kail
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    © Julie de Waroquier © Masha Svyatogor © Michelle Marshall For our latest group show, we invited you to submit your photographs of redheads. Judged by Keren Sachs, Director of Content Development for Offset, a new collection of high-end stock photography and illustration from artists around the globe, the images selected for this collection capture the elusive and indefinable beauty of auburn hair. Since the days of Medieval Europe, redheads in art have walked a murky line between the human realm and the divine. Where red hair was once perceived as an unerasable mark of black magic and…
  • 10 NYC-Based Photographers Will Discuss ‘Subcultures’ at The BlowUp #2 Event

    Alison Zavos
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    © Deidre Schoo Looking at photographs of subcultures is often as alluring as becoming a part of one. When captured well, a portrait of an exclusive society can enlighten us about its secrets while concealing just enough to keep us intrigued. For the second edition of The BlowUp, a new quarterly event by Feature Shoot, we’re inviting ten NYC-based photographers to disclose the stories behind some of their most gripping images of subcultures. The event will take place on June 26, 2015, from 6:30-9:00 PM, at ROOT, New York City. The second BlowUp will welcome photographers who have straddled…
  • The 2015 NYC SALT Annual Photography Gallery Show

    Ellyn Kail
    27 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    Since it was established in 2008 by editorial photographer Alicia Hansen, NYC SALT has quickly become the birthplace of some of the city’s finest young artists. The non-profit organization is devoted to empowering underprivileged teenagers through the art of photography, offering places to sixteen students in residence per year, with an astonishing college acceptance rate of 100%. This year marks the arrival of NYC SALT’s first class of college graduates, each of them first generation. The 2015 NYC SALT Annual Photography Gallery Show promises more than 200 prints drawn from the…
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    Storyteller

  • How to deliver photos to clients

    Stanley Leary
    28 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    I talked on an earlier blog about me switching from CD/DVD as a deliverable to USB. It also talks about where I ordered my custom USB jump drives. Here is that post. The key when working with... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Nikon D4 Video Settings

    Stanley Leary
    27 May 2015 | 5:20 am
    This is based on my experience and others may have other suggestions that might contradict my comments. When shooting video on your Nikon D4 there are a few settings I recommend. When this becomes... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Memorial Day remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces

    Stanley Leary
    25 May 2015 | 1:29 pm
    ON THE BEACH: The first wave of Marines takes cover behind the sand dunes on Saipan beach, during the World War II invasion of Marianas Islands. The soldier kneeling in the sand at far right is Carl... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Getting the Iconic travel photo

    Stanley Leary
    19 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    3 photos stitched together, Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/9, 15 sec Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 100, ƒ/7.1, 20 sec When I am traveling... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Scanning old negatives

    Stanley Leary
    18 May 2015 | 2:49 pm
    Pentax K1000 & Pentax 135mm lens, Kodak Tri-X  [April 7, 1982] My daughter is really loving theater and this made me want to pull out some photos I shot during college at East Carolina... Just snippet go to article for more.
 
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • Peak Design Slide

    Lawrence
    26 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Looks like a normal strap with the exception of the ingenious patented Anchor Link ® connection that allows for easy attachment and detachment of the camera. If you are one of the many kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/peak-design/slide-and-clutch-versatile-camera-sling-and-hand-s/description backers, then you know the Peak Design Slide is far from a normal camera strap. Upon initial examination, […] The post Peak Design Slide appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com

    Lawrence
    16 May 2015 | 12:59 am
    As all of you photographers know, the days of being only a photographer has long past with the introduction of video built into today’s modern DSLRS. I must say that I am a happy adapter into this new service offering of Cinema at http://www.LawrenceAtienza.com. With the most recent boom in drones in the world of […] The post lily camera hands on live demo with PhotographySILO.com appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Nova off camera flash for iPhone

    Lawrence
    13 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Pure amazement that a flash is now available for  iPhones. We are no longer bound by the ugly on camera flash of our iPhones. I love how there is flexibility to change the white balance from cool to warm. The Nova app is easy to use. The test button is similar to the […] The post Nova off camera flash for iPhone appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12

    Lawrence
    12 May 2015 | 9:00 am
    A few days ago, I was fortunate enough to meet Antoine, the CEO of Lily for a media preview of Lily. Even though it was just a prototype, I must say that I am thoroughly impressed with it’s potential for use in not only in a personal capacity while out on the beach surfing or […] The post Hot off the Press – “Throw-and-Shoot” Camera, Lily, Debuts Available for Pre-Order on May 12 appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – MindShift Gear Adds Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™ to product offering

    Lawrence
    9 May 2015 | 2:16 am
    Hey peeps. As you have probably seen around the interwebs, the folks at Mindshift Gear the sister company of our beloved think tank photo added a new bag to their award winning Rotating Backpacks with the Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™.  If you are familiar with the Mindshift Gear rotation180°® Professional Deluxe, then you’ll know that […] The post Hot off the Press – MindShift Gear Adds Higher Volume rotation180°® Horizon™ to product offering appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
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    Photographic Blog

  • Top 15 Photography Blogs to follow in 2015

    PhotographicBlog
    17 May 2015 | 7:24 pm
      I am an avid (some say rabid) amatuer photographer for many years now.  I love to travel the world and explore thru the lens of my camera.  However there are places I will probably never visit and pictures I will never have the opportunity to capture, I turn to the internet to satisfy for phototgraphic hunger when I’m home between trips and shoots. There are thousands of phtograpic blogs and sites out there – and like anyone I have more than my share of favorites that send me daily tips and top photos.. In order to help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of my…
  • The Best Underwater Digital Cameras Under $500

    PhotographicBlog
    29 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    Are you looking for the best underwater camera on the market but are on a tight budget? Well, we’re offering the three best underwater digital cameras under $500. So, whether you’re looking to spend £150 or more, take a look at our top waterproof camera picks.  What is the Best Camera to Buy? The best camera will be determined by your needs. Whilst you might be looking for durable underwater camera housing to survive arduous conditions, another person might simply be in need of a stylish piece of equipment to take on a sunny holiday. So, don’t just scan the following…
  • The Top 10 Camera Bags

    Oli
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    With the amount of money that you spend on your camera and lenses, you definitely don’t want to skimp on a decent bag to carry your equipment. A good camera bag will provide plenty of protection for the equipment inside incase of knocks. It will need various compartments to house different equipment / lenses and your “extras” like memory cards and spare batteries. For this reason, some frequent travellers actually opt for a piece of carry on luggage to transport their camera. The camera should be easily accessible so you can remove it quickly if required and a comfortable…
  • Amazing Photos

    Tony
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    Amazing photos Here’s some amazing, quirky and interesting photos taken from all over the world. Lavender field A real ‘angry bird’ Kilchurn castle, Scotland There’s always one that wants to ruin the shot! New Zealand ‘The milkyway as seen from Mars’ Taken with the Hubble telescope…..amazing clarity! How do you do! They know how to have fun in Brazil! NewYork at twilight scary! …sounds about right! Great photo of a Fox neat capture! Dragonfly covered in dew what you lookin’ at? Lightning out to sea Tiger shark The Palouse region,…
  • The Top 20 High Quality Camera Tripods over $200

    Oli
    29 Apr 2015 | 8:08 am
    We have looked at camera tripods before on PhotographicBlog when we looked at the top 20 under $150, in today’s post we’re going to be looking at slightly higher end ones which cost over $200. These are sorted by popularity according to Amazon.com. Featured image is Tripod Anyone by Christina Ann VanMeter 1. Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber 3 Section Tripod Developed to meet the needs of the most demanding professionals and photography enthusiasts who want the best in terms of performance and quality, the new 055CX PRO3 carbon tripods are extremely versatile and feature an…
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    The Photo Argus

  • Urban Black & White Photography By Cyrille Druart

    Argus
    27 May 2015 | 11:40 am
    Cyrille Druart is a photographer from Paris who, at an early age, developed an interest in art. After experimenting with various fields of interest and attending design school, he started to focus more on photography. Cyrille’s love of the city and work in architecture has led him to traveling and wandering randomly through the big […] The post Urban Black & White Photography By Cyrille Druart appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • The Best National Parks For Landscape Photography

    Marc Andre
    26 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    National parks provide some of the most iconic views and beautiful landscapes. As a result, the parks are a tremendous resource for photographers as well as tourists. But with so many parks it can be quite difficult to choose which ones you want to visit. In this article we’ll take a look at 7 of […] The post The Best National Parks For Landscape Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 55 Beautiful Macro Flower Pictures

    Argus
    25 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    Macro photography is about shooting objects up close. Flowers are popular subjects that provide lots of detail, have a variety of shapes and colors, work well with lighting, and they generally are very beautiful and pleasing to look at which provides a photographer with a lot to work with when making great images. If you’re […] The post 55 Beautiful Macro Flower Pictures appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Proof Like a Pro: Online or In-Person Photo Proofing?

    Nancy Young
    22 May 2015 | 6:27 am
    After you have set up the photo session, taken the pictures and edited them, the next step is showing the work to your client. Essentially, photo proofing is a process when a photographer views the photographs he/she has taken with the client, to give the client the opportunity to choose the best shots from a […] The post Proof Like a Pro: Online or In-Person Photo Proofing? appeared first on The Photo Argus.
 
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    See You Behind the Lens...

  • How to Design the Perfect Business Logo [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    2 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A business logo is more than just a pretty graphic. It is the representation of an entire brand, a symbol that determines how people feel and react about your company. So what ingredients make up a tasty, irresistible logo? This infographic from Company Folders will provide you with ideas that a successful logo design must have.How to Design the Perfect Business LogoJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens... Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S -…
  • Ultimate Guide to Creating Visually Appealing Content [Infographic]

    Richard Stinson
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Why is visually appealing content so important? Our answer would be that the social media engagement, backlinks, and increased views keep our website continually higher ranked on search engine as well as increased overall readership. Key pieces to keeping the website (and our business) running.Want to learn how to create more visually appealing content? Then check out this great infographic put together by the folks over at QuickSprout.Courtesy of: Quick SproutJoin us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next…
  • New! Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 Update Available Today

    Richard Stinson
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    For a list of the technical details and new feature list, see below:Browse EnhancementsPersistent Thumbnail Cache: Stores thumbnails are previews on disk so that when you go back to folder a second time it loads much faster. You can control the size and location in the preferences.Improved Detail View: Our goal was to reduce or eliminate seeing pixelated previews in Detail View. It now generates a larger preview up front so you will see less pixelated previews. It also reads ahead and behind so that when you move between images there is no pixelation. It also continues to process thumbnails…
  • Quote of the Day: A Mind Stretched...

    Richard Stinson
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:32 pm
    A mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimensions.-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.Join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ , Twitter, or sneak a peek at our photography on Dakota Visions Photography, LLC. Until next time, we'll see you behind the lens...Subscribe to See You Behind the Lens...by Richard S - Dakota Visions Photography, LLC© 2011-15 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
  • Perfect Photo Suite 9.5 - Coming Soon!

    Richard Stinson
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Not yet, but just around the corner (in around two weeks), Perfect Photo Suite 9.5, an updated version to Perfect Photo Suite 9 will be available for owners to download – FOR FREE. So, how will we notify Suite 9 owners once it’s posted? We will do the following:Email registered users the day 9.5 is posted to our siteAuto update feature built into the app will prompt you to download the update once it’s postedYou can also get it here at any time after the post dateIncluded in this latest update are many significant performance and feature improvements.Key Enhancements in Perfect Photo…
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015)

    28 May 2015 | 6:32 am
    Mary Ellen Mark left us on May 25, 2015. But her legacy and work not only left an enormous impact on the world of photography, but they changed the way we see. They changed how we see people. I haven't done a proper biography on Mary Ellen Mark for the show yet. She passed away this week - this is my homage to who I think is one of the most important and influential photojournalists of the
  • 5 tips to be a better Instagramer by Kanye's wedding photographer Conor McDonnell

    27 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Conor McDonnell's top tips for Instagram success: Number 1 - lighting Un vídeo publicado por Sophia Chalmer (@sophiachalmer) el 28 de Abr de 2015 a la(s) 4:36 PDT A month ago Conor McDonnell shared his little secrets on Instagram with CNN on this post cnn.com. This could be a good opportunity to learn with the best if you would like to increase your followers with 5 tips, no? The
  • The photographer behind the most liked photo ever on Instagram: Conor McDonnell photographs to Casey Neistat

    27 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Today Casey Neistat has in his studio in NYC a special guest, the photographer behind the most liked photo ever on Instagram with 2,5 million of likes: Conor McDonnell. A year ago today Kim posted my photo. It's still the most liked photo ever on Instagram a year later. Mental Una foto publicada por Conor McDonnell (@conormcdphoto) el 27 de May de 2015 a la(s) 4:22 PDT Conor taken
  • Guest Post: Know Your Subject - A Critical Element

    27 May 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Many people think that professional photography is all about having the right equipment and an "eye" for framing the picture. While both of those might be true, there is another aspect that is probably the most difficult to master - understanding the subject. What gives excellent photography true depth is when the photographer has a concept of what the final result should say about the
  • A animated GIF to understand Douglas Sonders´ Post Production Process On This Car Ad

    27 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    I put together this GIF file animating my post production process on this recent advertising campaign I shot for Jaguar and Land Rover USA. Hope you like it! -said Douglas Sonders on his blog -  You can learn about the entire photoshoot process watchin the video o reading the full post that Douglas wrote for  fstoppers.com | Thanks Douglas for your help. <!-- End BuySellAds Zone Code
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    Admiring Light

  • Review: Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Sonnar T*

    Jordan Steele
    20 May 2015 | 6:38 pm
    The Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar has been around since the beginning of Sony’s full frame E-Mount launch, and a lot of people consider it an outstanding lens.  I thought about not doing an FE 55mm f/1.8 review, as it’s been out for a while, but after using the lens over the past two weeks, I simply have to share my thoughts and feelings on this lens. Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8 Sonnar on the Sony A7 II Construction and Handling The FE 55mm f/1.8 shares the same all-metal construction that is found on essentially all the Sony Zeiss lenses.  The smooth aluminum barrel has no creaks…
  • Review: Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Distagon T*

    Jordan Steele
    12 May 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Sony’s been fleshing out their full frame FE lens lineup for E-Mount fairly quickly over the past year and a half, as the total FE system is now up to 11 native AF lenses.  One of the newest lenses to hit the street is aimed squarely at the professional and enthusiast with the no-compromises Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon.  In stark contrast to the slower and significantly smaller Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 Sonnar, released at the launch of the FE line, the 35mm f/1.4 is a huge lens with a large aperture, and promises top-flight image quality.  With a $1,600 US price tag to go along with the large…
  • Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 vs. Fuji XF 23mm f/1.4

    Jordan Steele
    8 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    Ok, so this is one of those comparisons that really isn’t particularly fair.  You’ve got a $1,600 Zeiss prime up against a $900 Fuji prime, and the test bed cameras aren’t the same resolution.  There are lots of problems with testing like this, but I’m going to do it anyway.  Why?  It’s fun!  Today I’m comparing the Sony Zeiss FE 35mm f/1.4 (reviewed here), mounted on the Sony A7 II and the Fujinon XF 23mm f/1.4 (reviewed here), mounted on the Fuji X-T1.  Both of these lenses have approximately the same field of view, and they both have the same fast…
  • Using the Sony A7 II as a Digital Canon FD Camera

    Jordan Steele
    3 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    I’ve written in the past about adapting old manual focus lenses to mirrorless cameras, something that I think that most everyone should try out from time to time. With the release of Sony’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, using old manual focus lenses becomes even easier, as these lenses were designed for a 35mm frame, and so the native fields of view are intact.  With the release of the Sony A7 Mark II (reviewed here), using adapted lenses becomes even more exciting, as these old lenses suddenly become image stabilized lenses. My Canon FD system with the A7 II – 24mm f/2.8,…
  • Waterfall Season

    Jordan Steele
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Spring is in the air, and the world is turning green once again.  Spring is also the time when many waterfalls tend to run at their fullest, so now is an ideal time for photographing waterfalls. I’ve taken advantage of some of the flow already, though a few weeks more will bring brighter and more lush vegetation surrounding these lovely natural features. If you haven’t tried your hand at shooting waterfalls, or are looking for some help in getting the most out your waterfall photos, here are some important things to keep in mind. A Tripod is a Must It may seem obvious, but…
 
 
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    Michal Dzierza

  • The coolest place I’ve visited in a while

    Michal Dzierza
    21 May 2015 | 2:06 am
    I was surprised how expensive Mr Toppers in Tottenham Court Road has become. I haven’t been to a barber since I decided to cut my own hair. Or what remains of it. At Fred’s barber shop in Dubuque, Iowa, it’s $11 for adults and $10 for seniors and children. Cheaper than Mr Toppers. And probably more charming too. I came across Fred’s shop while at the Julien Dubuque Film Festival where a film I directed had its premiere. I was walking around Dubuque trying to get over my jetlag and hoping to find a subject for a mini-documentary I could shoot using my iPhone 6, the only…
  • Dan Rubin: Curiosity & Opportunity

    Michal Dzierza
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    How can being curious help your career? This is the main question behind our video series called Curiosity & Opportunity, I’ve co-created with Ian Sanders (iansanders.com). In episode three, shot entirely on an iPhone 6, we meet Dan Rubin, photographer, designer, creative director, for whom the iPhone has become one of the tools of the trade. Dan has a gigantic following on Instagram and Twitter, he travels the world extensively and can often be seen and heard as a speaker at various conferences on creativity, photography or mobile journalism. The smartphone, along with a range of…
  • My London street photography – 2015 so far

    Michal Dzierza
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Here I was, thinking that I have no time for street photography and that film production has overtaken my life completely. But a quick rummage through my 2015 files (unbelievable how quickly they pile up) made me realise it’s actually not been as bad as I thought. True, I haven’t done many ‘dedicated’ street projects in the past 6 weeks, but I’ve still managed to get a few ok-ish shots. So here are my 2015 London street favourites so far. OK, while strictly speaking not a street shot, this is one of my favourites. Taken at Heathrow Terminal 5. This one was…
  • X-ray Audio – illegal music on the bone

    Michal Dzierza
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
    We copy legally available music illegally all the time and think nothing of it. But things were different some 60-70 years ago in Soviet Russia where the term ‘legally available music’ referred to music that wasn’t prohibited by the state censor. And a lot of it was. Back then those who copied music didn’t do it because they were too stingy to splash out on the latest Ella Fitzgerald or Elvis Presley record. No. They simply didn’t have access to those records. Some music was banned – mostly Western, but also that by some unruly domestic crooners…
  • Curiosity & Opportunity: Jane ni Dhulchaointi

    Michal Dzierza
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    Last year I started an occasional video series with Ian Sanders called Curiosity & Opportunity. We want to find out how various creators, entrepreneurs and explorers use curiosity in their professional lives. Does curiosity create more opportunities for them or does it not matter at all? You can see our first interview with James Victore and read more about the project here. This time we spoke to Jane ni Dhulchaointi, founder and CEO of London-based company called Sugru (Irish for ‘play’). You might have used Sugru at home, you might have seen it in the wild, or you might be…
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    Tim Skipper Photography

  • The City: A Film Noir Series Inspired by Sin City

    Tim Skipper Photography
    26 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    They say we are the product of our environment. If that is true then I am a mixture of comics, movies, games, and tv shows ranging from comedy to science fiction/horror, with a few romance stories thrown in for good measure. Add to that a strong and strict southern upbringing and there is no telling what will come out of my head on any given day. A few weeks ago what rolled out was a desire to shoot a film noir styled shoot in the style of Sin City. If you are not familiar with Sin City it is a very gritty comic book series by creator/writer and artist Frank Miller. Two major motion pictures…
  • How I Would Photograph A Baby…NOT!!

    Tim Skipper Photography
    7 May 2015 | 2:00 am
    Ok, this is creepy. I was on location a few days back and found this doll laying in a pile of limbs near a ditch. Its amazing to me that a doll which is typically associated with cute little girls playing house can by virtue of condition become something dark and ominous. I suppose we can thank Hollywood and a long list of horror films for our connection with “creepy” toys and horror. I took the doll with me (which creeped out the model, my wife, and my son) to save as prop for a future date. I know that come Halloween I will do something with a “ghost” theme so having…
  • Portraits for Business Website

    Tim Skipper Photography
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:10 pm
    I’m not the guy you call for average. I don’t see the world through the average eyes and I don’t have average dreams. That’s not bragging. It just is. I’m not average and in reality you probably are not either. As for business owner and entrepreneur Tony Rush not average is not what he wanted. Tony wanted new images for redesign of his business website. He asked for images that were more like a musician than a business man. He didn’t want average and since I don’t do average I was more than happy to help him put it together. We shot in the first half…
  • Photographing Rapper Artist Poet

    Tim Skipper Photography
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:44 am
    Last month I was commissioned to photograph Chris Hutcherson who uses the artist name Poet. Chris is a indie artist who is working on his first release of his music to iTunes. For the release he needed professional pictures for his iTunes account, website, and press kit. After getting the date booked I started working on where we would shoot. Chris had told me he wanted an urban feel to the images so I started scouting around our local downtown area. As I was working on finding the location I remembered that a few years ago I had gotten the opportunity to photograph an abandoned hospital. I…
  • Army Aviation Center for Business Alabama Magazine

    Tim Skipper Photography
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Its great to get an assignment it is even better when they call you back. While I was in Nashville a few weeks back I got an email from Nedra at Business Alabama Magazine about doing another shoot for them. This time it was an article on technology and credit unions and I was to photograph Bobby Michael, the president & CEO of Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union and Thomas Struan, the senior vice president of information services. As with most briefs it was well brief in what the editor wanted. It was simply photograph the subjects and show something with technology. I reached out…
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    Digital Camera World

  • 6 reasons you should upgrade your lens, not your camera

    Marcus Hawkins
    28 May 2015 | 1:33 am
    Should I upgrade my camera body or buy a better lens instead? It’s a classic question photographers ask themselves – or, more likely, post on a photography forum. In the days of film cameras, the answer was more clear-cut: choose a new lens over a new camera. After all, the camera was essentially a box designed to hold a roll of film. You could get dramatically different looks and an upgrade in quality by simply changing the film and lens. With digital cameras, the choice between upgrading the camera or lens is not so easy. Improvements in sensor design – not to mention the choice of…
  • How to bounce flash indoors: try this simple technique for portraits at parties

    Jeff Meyer
    26 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Harsh flash can kill the atmosphere at a party, but twisting a flashgun and using its bounce card can give a more natural look. In this bounce flash tutorial we explain everything you need to know to turn harsh flash into soft illumination… The pull-out bounce card found on many modern flashguns is perfect for achieving bright, flattering shots of people indoors when you need to work quickly. If you’re shooting in low light you generally have three options. You could use a tripod and long exposure, increase the ISO to shoot handheld, or add lighting. If you’re taking pictures of…
  • Tutorial downloads for Digital Camera 165

    Digital Camera World
    26 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Get start files for the June 2015 issue’s Digital Darkroom tutorials, plus files to accompany the Weddings and HDR ebooks included with this issue In Digital Camera 165, on sale from Friday 22nd May, our new Digital Darkroom section helps you develop your image-editing skills, with guides for Lightroom and Photoshop. Where indicated in the tutorials, start files are available to help you practise the techniques shown. You can download the start files here. Digital Darkroom start files Download the start files (ZIP, 57.5MB) BONUS! The Weddings Photoshop Guide ebook included with this issue…
  • The best camera money can buy? 6 top DSLRs go head to head

    Digital Camera World
    25 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    What’s the best camera body that money can buy? We test a veritable wish list of cameras, in pursuit of perfection. The contenders 1. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, £2,250 / $2,500 An easily manageable sub-1kg body that packs a 22.3MP sensor, Digic 5+ processor, 6fps shooting and an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 50–102,400. 2. Canon EOS 1D X, £4,850 / $6,000 The full-size 1D X is an 18.1MP camera with dual Digic 5+ processors, continuous shooting at up to 14fps, and an expanded sensitivity range of ISO 50–204,800. 3. Nikon D810, £2,400 / $3,000 Nikon’s comfortably sized D810 goes…
  • Manual focus for the 21st century: live view, electronic viewfinders and focus peaking explained

    Angela Nicholson
    24 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Even with the most advanced autofocus (AF) system there are times when it just can’t get the subject sharp or when its better to focus manually. With macro photography, for example, many camera seem determined to focus much further away than the subject, so it’s best to turn off the AF system and do the job yourself. Autofocus systems can also struggle when there are objects between the camera and the subject, foreground vegetation can be a real problem in wildlife photography for instance. In principle, manual focusing is simple. You just look through the viewfinder and rotate…
 
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    121clicks.com

  • Hang Son Doong – Mind-blowing Photos of Largest Cave on the Earth

    Admin
    28 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Hang Son Doong (Mountain River cave) is the biggest cave in the world. Located near the Laos–Vietnam border. Inside is a large, fast-flowing subterranean river. It was formed in Carboniferous/Permian limestone. According to the Limberts, the cave is five times larger than Phong Nha Cave, a nearby cave previously considered the biggest cave in Vietnam. The biggest chamber of Hang Son Doong is more than 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) high and 150 metres (490 ft) wide. With these dimensions, Hang Son Doong overtook Deer Cave in Malaysia in 2009 to take the title of the…
  • Bangladesh Photographer Pronov Ghosh Captures The Soulful Portraits of Cultural People

    Admin
    26 May 2015 | 9:40 am
    Portrait photography according to me is the toughest sector in photography. It is very dificult to capture the proper emotion in an indiviual face. Taking portraits during my travel has always been a challenge, & it has been a very good experience for me so far. Being one of the toughest field in photography, portrait photography is also one of the popular field of photography. Through out my travels, I have tried taking pictures of people whose cultures are almost dying. Through those pictures I try showing how much colors & emotions are present in those peoples culture.
  • Photography Straight From the Heart – Nikon’s Doggy Camera Mount That’s Triggered by Heart Rate

    Admin
    25 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    This is unbelievable. See how this dog take pictures of things that touch them emotionally. Watch how Grizzler became a canine photographer with Nikon’s help. With a device developed to turn emotions into photographs, see how they managed to capture how one dog perceives the world by using his heart rate as a trigger for the camera. More Info: Nikon Asia (h/t: Petapixel, Boredpanda) The mount system features two sides: the heart rate collar and the special camera case. The collar is worn around the dog’s neck, monitor’s its heart rate, and constantly sends the number to the camera case…
  • Undoubtedly, This will be the most beautiful gesture to nature any photographer can do

    Admin
    25 May 2015 | 7:39 am
    This is the most unbelievable yet highly natural photographs of eternal landscapes you must have come across in recent times. Some breathtaking pictures of natural beauty captured by these photographers makes me go in awe and search for words to just describe the richness. Undoubtedly, this will be the best 5 minutes you will spend today towards appreciating nature and its crafty presentation. Take a look for yourself and just get lost into the deep beauty of nature. All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these…
  • Old and Vintage Photos of Kids Show That Children Haven’t Changed Much

    Admin
    24 May 2015 | 7:29 am
    Such pure innocence and playfulness in each and every photograph here. Taken from the old archives of history these pictures shows us what doesnt change over the period of time era over era, Yes its the raw beauty of kids and their uncluttered mind with full of godly qualities and innocence. There is no thirst for fame or greed for money, all they need at this tender age is love and joy. Take a look at these photographs and rejoice the childhood days. (h/t: Boredpanda) Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959 Source   Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WwII Source   Best Friends…
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    Hyryz Blog

  • Shiloh Ranch, Memorial Day part 2, May 2015

    Ryan
    27 May 2015 | 11:52 pm
    Couple more shots from the long weekend at Shiloh Ranch over Memorial Day weekend.
  • Memorial Day Weekend, Shiloh Ranch, May 2015

    Ryan
    25 May 2015 | 11:32 pm
    Traveled south to spend Memorial Day Weekend with family on the ranch. Great couple days of relaxing, riding, and taking lots of pictures. Super fun time.
  • The Dogters…, May 2015

    Ryan
    19 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    These are the Dogters in their natural habitats of couch snoozing and kitchen patrolling.
  • The Farm, May 2015

    Ryan
    14 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    The new comer on the farm getting stuck in at dinner time.
  • Whistler trip, April 2015

    Ryan
    12 May 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Work sent me up to Whistler B.C. to take part in creation of some marketing assets and while there we got a good chance to look around. Took a few pictures on our return back to Van before heading back to California. Taken near Squamish…. cant remember the valley name but our buddy that lives […]
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    Garrett Chinn Photography

  • How To Choose A New Camera When You’re New To Photography

    garrett
    14 May 2015 | 7:24 am
    Photography is becoming more and more popular these days as picture taking is slowing becoming earlier. So, how does one go about choosing a new camera to set started in photography? In this post, I highlight some of the considerations to make when looking to purchase a new camera.  One of the major things to consider when buying a new camera is the price. Cameras nowadays can vary from around $400 to $4,000 for a DSLR. I recommend starting off with at a lower price myself but if you can afford a higher price camera it might be a better option for depending on the features you are looking…
  • Local Zoo Photos

    garrett
    4 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    A while ago, I went to my local zoo and took these photos. Hope you enjoy them. 
  • How To Stop People From Stealing Your Photos

    garrett
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:07 pm
    For photographers our photos are what make or break our photography business, they are how we pay our bills. To find out that someone is stealing your photos and using them without your permission, not only hurts your wallet, but your self-esteem as well. In this post, I will highlight ways to help you prevent your photos from being misused by image thieves.  One way to help stop people from misusing your images is by putting a visible watermark on your photo. A visible watermark shows people that you are the copyright owner. One of the downsides, however, is that watermarks if used…
  • Why You Need To BackUp Your Photos Today And Two Easy Steps To Do So!

    garrett
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    As people, we are visual creatures, we love seeing photos of our kids, family, pets, and other topics. Imagine what would happen if we suddenly lost those memories; the windows to our lives. Wouldn’t we be devastated? In this post, I highlight the importance of backing up your images and how to go about doing so. Sadly the reality is that most people do not take the time to back up their precious memories to multiple locations. Why you need to Back Up Your Photos Like aforementioned, photos are more than just pretty picture where are a part of who we are. They are a way to…
  • How I Make Totally Black Backgrounds In Lightroom Video Tutorial.

    garrett
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    If you see some of my photos on 500px.com, you will notice that many of them are on a black background. However, they were shot outside with a regular background. This video shows how I converted them to black and white and made the new background all black.
 
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    Photobrook Photography

  • I've only gone and entered my first half marathon!

    1 May 2015 | 4:47 am
    Yes your reading that right I've decided that it's time to enter my first ever half marathon!Just 5 months ago on a cold December morning my sister came down to Cornwall for a visit and insisted that I tried out a local Park Run event. Struggling around the course through breathless running and lots of walking I managed to just about get around the 5km course.Fast forward just 5 months and the fact that it's only a few weeks to my 30th birthday I'm having a mini life crisis and I've decided that it's about time I challenged myself and decided to attempt something a lot harder. I've just…
  • Park Run number 15

    27 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Saturday morning saw me attend my 15th Park Run at Lanhydrock and I can honestly say that they don't get any easier!On Friday night straight from work I went for a surf and spent the evening paddling around in the ocean watching glimpses of the sun setting between the grey clouds. It was a lovely evening as the weather wasn't great and this had meant that the beach was quiet and as the waves were considerably smaller than the previous few days of EPIC conditions it was ideal for a learner surfer like myself. Once I had used up every ounce of energy it was time to leave the beach, get…
  • Park Run number 14

    26 Apr 2015 | 12:43 am
    At the end of March I attended a Park Run where everything hurt. It started with a little groin niggle to a painful knee to a painful calf but the 5km course was harder and more painful then ever to get around.With three weeks off running, lots of stretching and a trip to Brighton and Essex later I'm back in Cornwall and back to my local Park Run.As I hadn't run for three weeks, and was worried about doing more damage to my knee I decided that I would go to Park Run but would take it easy.I started off gentle and plodded through the down hill section of the course and so far things were good,…
  • Things to do before i'm 30!

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:38 am
    I'm having a mid life crisis, or maybe a mini life crisis as in less than two months I will be turning 30! Thirty, the big three zero. It doesn't matter how I say it, it doesn't sound any less daunting that I'm soon to be over the hill. I've always been the younger one in my group of friends and the youngest colleague in my career but that is all changing.I'm freaking out, there's so much i've yet to achieve in life, I don't feel like I have amounted to anything of interest in the thirty years of being on the planet. I'm not married, I don't have children, I'm certainly not a millionaire. I'm…
  • Landslide in Newquay doesn't stop local surfers

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    On the 5th of February nearly two months ago there was a land slide in Newquay. The road and access to Gt Western Beach now blocked by tonnes of debris, soil, rock and brickwork.However two months on the council have yet to visit the beach and repair the crumbling cliff and have simply blocked access from the top and bottom of the beach.However if you are a surfer and the waves are looking good at the beach you are likely to still want to surf at this spot. Like several surfers seen in the images below, they clamber over the fences with their boards, over the pile of land slipped material and…
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    Resource Magazine

  • Introducing Google Photos, Totally Separate from Google+ with Unlimited Storage… & Free

    Jaron Schneider
    28 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Google has unveiled Google Photos today at I/O 2015, a totally independent way to store all your photos with no limits. That’s right, it’s not connected to Google+ (thank goodness) and it also works on videos. According to VentureBeat, “Google is declaring that Google Photos lets you backup and store ‘unlimited, high-quality photos and videos, for free.’ All of Google’s various photo offerings had storage limits based on your Google account (Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+).”That’s right, unlimited and free.Aside from the already impressive free…
  • Steel Wool, a Whisk, a Dog Leash & a Firefighter: How to Make Steel Wool Photos

    Jaron Schneider
    28 May 2015 | 11:10 am
    JOBY has started a new project called JOBY Labs, a, in their own words, “new video series where we tackle photography and video trends and explore the fun side of Photo & Video. Follow along as we learn, have fun, and get a bit crazy with our cameras.” The first thing the team tackles is Steel Wool photography, which can be crazy dangerous but at the same time can yield some impressive results.Just don’t do it in a dry corn field.[Via JOBY Labs] 
  • F-Stop Gear Has a Totally New Adventure Backpack Lineup That Looks Spectacular

    Jaron Schneider
    28 May 2015 | 9:59 am
    F-Stop Gear, makers of some of the most inventive adventure packs out there, have just revealed their 2015 backpack collection. After a few hiccups with their website (which appears to have crashed thanks to a huge influx of traffic), we were treated to their four new bag designs: the Ajna, Tilopa, Sukha and Shinn. All the bags below are built with a totally redesigned exterior that is super water resistant, making rain covers pretty unnecessary. That same material is also super-tough, allowing it to survive brushes with the environment and avoid tears.The entire Mountain Series lineup…
  • Sneak Peek at New Lightroom Feature: Dehaze

    Jaron Schneider
    28 May 2015 | 8:07 am
    Last year at Adobe MAX, it appears we got a lot of looks at features that were coming a lot sooner than we were led to believe. One such feature was “Dehaze,” a way to remove something like fog or mist from a photo to recover color and restore clarity to an image. It appears to already exist in at least an Alpha stage at Adobe, as they are already showing it in action here.It appears Adobe is making a giant push to make more features available than they have in the past, as the number of “ideas” we saw in 2013 vs 2014 were about the same, but the percentage of those…
  • Take Your Own Private Aerial Tour the Mesmerizing, “A Drone in Italy”

    Mike Wilkinson
    28 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    Travel Photographer Elia Locardi has been making incredible landscape images for years, capturing some of the most picturesque cities and environments that one can find in this world. He often finds himself searching out unique vantage points for his images, and that can require some tricky terrain navigation or even hill climbing. On a project in Iceland, he started experimenting with using the Phantom 2, and by the time Elia left to head off to his next destination, he could easily see how the integration of these aerial systems could influence his work and style.This is the video that was…
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    John Kobeck

  • Some “new” images from my archives

    johnkobeck
    24 May 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Not sure if I ever published these. Shot a few years ago using medium format film, an old German Clack camera and multiple exposures. Mostly on 6th ave New York City.
  • Contemporary Fine Art Night Landscapes

    johnkobeck
    3 May 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Some night landscapes from a recent trip to Missouri
  • The Outtakes

    johnkobeck
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:57 pm
    I have been going through my catalog of images and noticing that I have accumulated quite a bit of outtakes over the years. These are images that were never used or published. At the time they seemed reasonable as outtakes, … Continue reading →
  • Boots on a kitchen floor

    johnkobeck
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
  • Sad Tree

    johnkobeck
    5 Apr 2015 | 6:14 pm
 
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    South Carolina Photographer in Columbia SC - Sean Rayford: Blog

  • "Seizure-inducing pedal tornado...¿music? from Columbia, SC"

    26 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
      Alex Strickland, vocalist of Abacus (and Bathe) spent ten days on tour in March 2014 alongside Sein zum Tode to SXSW and back. “The highlight of that tour was seeing everyone in every room react to Sein zum Tode – from their first note. It was awesome. The best example of that was sitting in one of the shittiest shows that we played – Birmingham, Alabama. There was like ten people there plus the bands. No one had ever heard of either one of our bands, Sein zum Tode sets up and David's drum set is massive. So people are like, 'What the fuck is going to…
  • Queen of Sheba meets Swamp Metal in Soda City West

    24 May 2015 | 1:23 pm
      Kicking off the Memorial Day weekend on Friday night in West Columbia, it seemed there was little more personality rearing it's head in the neighborhood. Mark Plessinger brought the second installment of the Shamelessly Hot Salon Series to his newly relocated Frame of Mind home on State Street - and New Brookland continued to bring the noise with a triumphant return of Savannah's monsters of swamp metal - Black Tusk. Performers pictured: Bella Agogo, Armitage Shanks, Russell Bruner, Black Tusk and Carolyn      
  • Behind the Scenes: "Walmart Parking Lot" by Can't Kids

    22 May 2015 | 9:06 am
      Among other things, Bono is terrified of a vacuuming werewolf. Or at least that's what I gathered from the ET Anderson frontman Tyler Morris after the final scenes of a new Can't Kids  video, for a ditty called “Walmart Parking Lot.” Playing the role of a character named Bono, Morris faces a barrage of horrifics after walking through his front door. “In the living room, I was being attacked by all my greatest fears that I thought would go away if I shut my eyes but they didn't leave, so I was forced to accept them."     Gibbes DeLoach…
  • 'A flute with no holes is not a flute, And a doughnut with no hole is a Danish.'

    20 May 2015 | 9:00 am
      Model: Shannon Watson Make-up: Lindsey Vidal Hair Stylist: Topher Carnes Yoga Instructor: Brenda Ingbretsen-Way  
  • Soda City Stand Up: Portraits of Columbia, SC Comedians

    19 May 2015 | 8:29 am
      "CAN YOU PICK IT UP?" I shouted from across an overgrown parking lot on Sunday evening at Columbia comedian Joe Coughlin. I had pretty good faith that Joe could pick it up and we'd make a better photograph because of it. Sure enough and despite being filled with mosquito water, Joe picked up the post and tossed it into the the evening air. Here are the results with my portrait session with local comedians Zack Kennedy, Adam Cook, John Gibson and and Joe Coughlin. If you are interested in finding more out about the local comedy scene, you can check out the following…
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  • Call of the sea

    Anurag Jain
    23 May 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The sea stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul. Wyland Walking down the steps of Bambolim Beach Resort, Goa, Adi shrieked at the first glimpse of the sea. His pace quicken as my sister frantically chased after him to calm down and go slow. Clothes flew off his body while […]
  • The girl on the balcão

    Anurag Jain
    11 Apr 2015 | 12:41 am
    One Saturday morning (few months back) Anuja and I decided to go to Bodega Café, located at the Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts at Altinho. I had been to this place a few times and love the huge old Portuguese house, the gallery which showcases some excellent work of art, and courtyard, the ambiance, and […]
  • The girl and the machine

    Anurag Jain
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:46 pm
    “Whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, clearly never owned a bike” The beast of a machine stood there, looking all mean, showing off its biceps as sunlight reflected its chrome black and steel body. The roar of engine made one proud. As Tanya sat on the bike, the lady and machine become one. The […]
  • Expressions

    Anurag Jain
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Facial expressions and body language are giveaway, I might lie by my words, but my expressions might not. Clicking snaps of people is interactive and fun. Asking them to be natural in front of the camera is tough at time, and the best way to loosen up is to try an expressions series. It sets […]
  • The lady and a mirror

    Anurag Jain
    27 Apr 2014 | 6:49 pm
    It’s late in the evening She’s wondering what clothes to wear She puts on her make up And brushes her long blonde? er.. black hair And then she asks me Do I look alright And I say yes, you look wonderful tonight Eric Clapton in his song “Wonderful tonight” Admit it. Whenever we see a mirror […]
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  • Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall

    FlixelPix
    19 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Sticking to our ‘minimum of one hike per month’ policy, May saw a walk from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall located about halfway up Slieve Donard. Bloody Bridge is said to have been given the name following a massacre that occured in the area in 1641 but in more recent centuries the area is better known for being a key route to the Brandy Pad, famous for the trade of illegal brandy which was smuggled at the dead of night to the small town of Hilltown. Today, thankfully it is a much more peaceful affair. It is approximately a five kilometre walk from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall. It…
  • Outdoor Photography : Rugged Storage

    FlixelPix
    7 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    When shooting landscape images over a period of a few days, one of my biggest anxieties comes from protecting my Lightroom image library especially when out on the rougher terrains. Horror stories of corrupted memory cards, computer failure and lost luggage have driven me to change my memory cards periodically during a trip and to back-up to two hard drives when the opportunities arise. What I Pack I tend to travel as light as I can, I pack two cameras, the Fujifilm X-T1 with 14mm, 23mm and 10-24mm lenses and of course the Fujifilm X100T camera. In addition I pack four memory cards that I…
  • Slieve Donard via Glen River

    FlixelPix
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The sunny easter holidays attracted a large throng of people to the summits of the Mourne Mountains in County Down. The weather was a stark change from the Slieve Binnian walk the week before and instead of full weather gear, sunscreen was the order of the day. Setting off from Donard carpark we made our way though Donard forest alongside the Glen river. Once through the dense forest (about 10-15minutes walk) the views open up towards the saddle and are something to behold. The walk is quite a challenge and WalkNI list it as a level 5 walk, it can be quite tricky in places as the inclines…
  • Slieve Binnian Lough

    FlixelPix
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:26 pm
    It was a wet, windy and cold day but we decided to embark on a walk up Sliabh Binnian and through to the Ben Crom reservoir. We did debate whether the weather was really suitable for such a hike but we had three alternative routes planned if things began to get unsafe. We headed up from the Carrick Little carpark through to the style and Mourne wall. Walking along the wall towards the top of Binnian saw a change in the weather with the winds really beginning to pick up and so we detoured past Binnian Lough and down through the valley. The Binnian Lough looked daunting as we passed through the…
  • Europe & Black Star Riders

    FlixelPix
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Swedish rock legends ‘Europe’ recently visited Belfast’s famous Ulster Hall co-headlining with the brilliant ‘Black Star Riders’ who are fronted by Belfast’s very own Ricky Warwick. Playing to packed capacity the Belfast crowd were treated to a night of guitar fuelled rock. Belfast was the second night of a European tour hot on the heels of Europe’s 10th studio album “War of Kings”. Europe’s place as a legendary classic rock band was platinum-stamped early in their career, having enjoyed an explosive period of worldwide success in the…
 
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  • April’s Stand Out SEEN

    jen basford
    25 May 2015 | 7:55 am
    April’s Stand Out SEEN EntourageThe April Stand Out SEEN The Top 10 Winners from April’s Monthly Challenge Photography: Renee Bowen The Top 10 winners from April’s Challenge have been published and featured on the We Are The SEEN site.  You’ll find these images in the Stand Out SEEN section. April’s Themed Shooting Challenge was based on the upcoming movie, Entourage, which is being released this summer.  The movie is based on the HBO show Entourage about Vincent Chase, a hot young actor in Hollywood and his inner circle from Queens, NY, that he’s brought…
  • SEEN Together

    jen basford
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    SEEN Together Chicago PopUp SEENSEEN Together Community, Creativity and Collaboration – The invaluable benefits of in-person meetups. By: Jen Basford For small business owners, being able to network with like-minded people is invaluable, especially for many photographers who work solo. Connections and relationships are vital to our business and personal success. It’s hard to put into words the value of being part of a community and having a group of people with similar interests who can relate to our ups and downs, help us with business challenges and who push and inspire us…
  • Automating Your Finances

    Nancy Nardi
    10 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Automating Your Finances Comparing the best accounting solutions for creative and service businesses. Having the right systems in place can free up time to focus on growing your business and the creative stuff we love to do. A few months ago I compared the best studio management systems to help with automating your marketing, clients and managing your business. I touched on financial tracking briefly and today I’m going to compare the best accounting and financial management solutions. Bookkeeping work can be tedious, especially if you have to manually enter expenses. I prefer to automate…
  • Land Of The Free: May Shooting Challenge

    jen basford
    5 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Land Of The Free: May Shooting Challenge The Monthly Shooting Challenges are all about helping you grow and be more creative in your senior business.  We were blown away with all of the incredible submissions we received for March and April’s challenges, and hearing how this has helped each photographer in their business has been nothing short of inspiring. In case you missed them, you can check out the Top 10 Stand Out SEEN submissions from March’s Challenge, Go Your Own Way here. The May Challenge focuses on the cultural expression of ‘America.’  From fashion to music, and sports…
  • The March Stand Out SEEN

    jen basford
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The March Stand Out SEEN Go Your Own WayThe March Stand Out SEEN The Top 10 winners from March’s Monthly Challenge Photography: Renee Bowen Last month we announced our first Monthly Themed Shooting Challenge, Go Your Own Way. The focus was on creating editorial images with the boho hippie feel of the 60s and 70s – an era that was all about independence, expression, empowerment, and an ever-present search for truth and identity. I’m thrilled that we received so many great image submissions from our Seniors Ignite We Are The SEEN members!  We love the variety of images we…
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  • A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words, Or Is It? Photos Without Words May Be (Almost) Meaningless

    Nigel Merrick
    11 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    Today, I want to explore the commonly-held idea that a picture is worth a thousand words, together with the widespread notion that professional photography can somehow sell itself (for example, in the difficult arena of selling fine art photography online). As photographers, it’s so easy (and tempting) to imagine potential customers falling in love with your work at first sight. It’s a romantic idea, born from our belief in the power of the photographic image to capture, convey, or elicit emotion to the extent that our photographs will easily move someone enough for them to hire…
  • Why Chasing Search Engine Rankings With Questionable SEO Is A Huge Waste Of Your Valuable Time

    Nigel Merrick
    4 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    Today, I’m going to talk about some things a lot of folks might not agree with, which really need to be said, about the state of search engine optimization today and how it relates to the professional photographer. Specifically, I’m very concerned about why so many of you are wasting so much of your valuable time – time you can never get back – chasing after higher search engine rankings with SEO techniques that are questionable at best. Seriously, wouldn’t you rather invest your time in creating amazing photography for your clients? Why even bother with SEO, as…
  • Josh Rossi: The World Of Commercial Advertising Photography

    Nigel Merrick
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Welcome to episode 69 of the Photography Marketing Masters podcast. There’s a fun show in store for you today, as I talk with Josh Rossi about his experiences in the commercial advertising photography business. To many of us, the world of commercial advertising photography sounds mysterious, exciting, challenging, or even downright scary, and I’ve often wondered what it would be like to work in what looks like a fast-paced, ruthless, business arena. But is it really like that? And what does it take to get into the business, let alone become successful as a commercial advertising…
  • Jeffrey Shaw: How Creativity, Clarity, Focus, And Authenticity Impact Your Success

    Nigel Merrick
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Welcome to episode 68 of the Photography Marketing Masters podcast, and we’ve got a great show for you today, as I talk with Jeffrey Shaw about success in the photography business, and some of the factors that have a big impact on that. Quick question for you: “How important is “success” to you in your business?” I would imagine it’s right up there at the top of the list – otherwise, why be in business to begin with, right? But have you ever stopped to think about the factors that have the biggest impact on your eventual success or failure as a…
  • Vanessa Joy: Creating A Boutique Wedding Photography Experience

    Nigel Merrick
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Welcome to episode 63 of the Photography Marketing Masters podcast, and we’ve got a great show for you today, as I talk all about creating a boutique wedding photography experience with Vanessa Joy. One of the biggest mistakes new photographers often make when they get into wedding photography is not charging enough for their services, and trying to compete with the established wedding photographers in their area on price. Apart from the fact that “practicing” your wedding photography skills on real weddings is not a good idea, the key to success is that it’s all about…
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  • 50 top photo tips #16 – Format your memory card

    John
    27 May 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Unless you have a mobile back-up device then the first thing that you need to do when you get home from a photoshoot is to import all of your photographs to your computer – preferably creating a back-up set as you do so. Lightroom makes this very easy to do with just one click. You can find out how in my tutorial Importing images. Once you are sure that images have been successfully imported (don’t forget to check that they are all there) then clean all the images off the memory card so that it is ready for the next time. It is much, much better to use your camera to do this…
  • La Vie en Bleu album from 24th May added

    John
    26 May