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  • My Most ‘Unique’ Photograph Of Yosemite Valley

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    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:…
  • More Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    Canon Rumors
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    A specification list for the EOS 6D Mark II has come about. It’s pretty much the complete opposite of what we posted a week or so ago. 28MP 6 fps ISO 100 – 102400 (expandable to 204800) new AF system (but not the same as on 5DS) 98% viewfinder coverage Single SD card slot WiFi, [...]
  • Why a Confrontation Between Photographers and Locals Turned Ugly in Appalachia

    Features RSS
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    When citizens in Appalachia confronted out-of-town photographers taking photos without permission, the encounter threatened to turn violent. Photographer and West Virginia native Roger May talks to people involved, and looks at the difficult relationship between photographers and an often stereotyped community. 
  • 5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures

    Digital Photography School
    Kevin Choi
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Long exposure photography makes it possible to show the passage of time in a still photograph. It does this by blurring moving elements and sharpening the static parts. But there is a downside to long exposures – any camera movement blurs the static elements. Here are four simple ways you can prevent unwanted blurring. 1. Use a Good Tripod For very short exposures there are ways to hold yourself and your camera steady, like: How to Reduce Camera Shake – 6 Techniques. However, when you’re taking an exposure of a few seconds, you need something steadier than your hands to hold your…
  • Review: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

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    Canon Rumors
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. Canon marketing has called the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens “The Portable Super Telephoto Lens”. The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens packages impressive image quality in an ultralight and ultra-small [...]
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  • The Day After: Cleaning Up in Baltimore (22 photos)

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:12 am
    On Tuesday, Baltimore residents began to clear the wreckage of rioting and fires that erupted the day before, after the funeral of a 25-year-old black man who died in police custody. Riot police and National Guard troops stood guard on the smoldering streets after protesters after protesters torched cars and buildings and looted stores. Nineteen buildings and 144 vehicles were set on fire, and 202 people were arrested, according to the mayor's office. People around Baltimore formed volunteer clean-up crews on Tuesday to help affected store owners, repair damaged structures, and clean…
  • Images of the Unrest in Baltimore (34 photos)

    27 Apr 2015 | 4:27 pm
    On Monday afternoon the funeral for Freddie Gray took place in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray died last week from spinal injuries suffered while in Baltimore Police custody. After the funeral, against the wishes of the Gray family, some peaceful demonstrations took place, but other protests became violent, devolving into chaotic clashes, and resulting in numerous injuries to police officers, smashed storefronts, burned cars, and widespread looting. Governor Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency, activating the Maryland National Guard, and the scheduled baseball game between the Baltimore…
  • The Ruins of Nepal (34 photos)

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:23 am
    Nepalis started fleeing their devastated capital of Kathmandu on April 27 after Saturday's earthquake killed more than 3,700 people and toppled entire city blocks. The United Nations has launched a massive aid operation, but severed communications and landslides in the Himalayan nation pose formidable challenges. Residents of Kathmandu are in need of almost everything - shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers, and more. People are searching for lost loved ones, sorting through rubble for their belongings, and struggling to meet their families' needs. The earthquake was the…
  • Photos of the Week: 4/18-4/24 (35 photos)

    26 Apr 2015 | 9:22 am
    This week we have images of a Chilean volcano, migrants shipwrecked in the Mediterranean, the "Blue Forest" in Belgium,  Kim Jong Un atop Mt Paektu, the Boston Marathon, Orcas hunting on a Patagonian beach, Saudi attacks on Yemen, tule elk along California's coastline, and much more. A tree stands in a blooming rapeseed field on a spring morning in Vufflens-la-Ville near Lausanne, Switzerland, on April 23, 2015. (Denis Balibouse / Reuters)
  • Nepal After the Earthquake (27 photos)

    25 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    A magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early on Saturday, centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. As many as 3,700 have been killed by the quake and subsequent avalanches triggered in the Himalayas. Historic buildings and temples were destroyed, leaving massive piles of debris in streets as rescue workers and neighbors work to find and help those still trapped beneath rubble. Below are images from the region of the immediate aftermath of one of the most powerful earthquakes to strike Nepal in decades. (Editor's note, some of the images are…
 
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  • Earthquake devastates Nepal

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The recovery and rescue effort continued today as the death toll passed 4,000 and reportedly will climb higher from a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit near Kathmandu on April 25. Nepal’s worst earthquake in 80 years destroyed countless buildings and infrastructure as people struggled to meet basic human needs in the quake’s aftermath. -- By Leanne Burden Seidel and Lloyd YoungNepalese soldiers carry a wounded man to a waiting Indian air force helicopter as they evacuate victims of Saturday’s earthquake from Trishuli Bazar to Kathmandu airport in Nepal on April 27. The death…
  • Remembering Armenia’s losses

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    People around the world this week remembered the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed over a two-year period by the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago. Along with the memorials, protests were held pointing out that the United States and Turkey governments have not yet formally recognized the mass killings as genocide. People attend a commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, on April 24. The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open…
  • Crisis in the Mediterranean

    23 Apr 2015 | 8:38 am
    Hundreds of migrants have perished trying to make the trek through the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year. Just days ago, over 700 hundred are feared dead in a sunken boat disaster off the coast of Libya. Near the Greek Island of the Rhodes, rescued efforts continued, as boats carrying migrants crashed into rocks. With such a huge loss of life, European leaders are forced to respond to this humanitarian crisis as emergency meetings are planned this week. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelA survivor of the boat that overturned off the coast of Libya disembarks from Italian Coast Guard ship Bruno…
  • The 2015 Boston Marathon

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    The running of the world-class Boston Marathon filled the cold and wet streets of the city for the 119th time today. 2013 men’s winner Lelisa Desisa was victorious again this year, two years after he returned his medal to the city in a sign of solidarity after the tragic bombings. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelWellesley College student Cassie Allen cheered on the runners. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
  • Coachella 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    Music fans gathered to hear a wide variety of musical styles at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, held over two weekends in Indio, Calif. More than 100 acts were on the bill of the sold-out event. -- By Lloyd YoungDaniel Kessler of Interpol performs onstage during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 10 in Indio, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images )
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    Digital Photography Review

  • US photographer takes top prize in World Photography Awards

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    American photographer John Moore has won the L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year prize in the World Photography Organization's annual competition. The Getty Images photographer submitted a dramatic and emotional series of pictures telling the story of the Ebola crisis in Liberia's capital Monrovia – a series that was credited with being the first to expose the scale of the problem that country faced and the severity of the epidemic. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile report: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge tops rankings

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    DxOMark has just released test results for Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 Edge and, by extension, the Galaxy S6. Both phones share the same hardware and specifications, including a 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F1.9 lens and optical image stabilization. The S6 Edge's camera performance puts it at the top of DxOMark's mobile rankings - find out why. Read more
  • DxOMark Mobile report added to our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    DxOMark has just released its test results for the Galaxy Note 4, putting it just behind Samsung's Galaxy S6 but above Apple's flagship iPhone 6 Plus. Our comprehensive review of the Note 4 and its 16MP BSI CMOS sensor, F2.2 lens and optical image stabilization has been updated with DxOMark's findings. See how it stacks up against the competition. Read more
  • What's that noise? Shedding some light on the sources of noise

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    How would you react if you were told that the aperture and shutter speed you choose make more difference to image noise than the ISO setting? You might be surprised to discover that a lot of the noise in your images doesn't come from your camera at all: it comes from the light you're capturing. Our own Richard Butler explains. Read more
  • Winds of Change: Shooting changing landscapes

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There are more people taking pictures now than ever before, and as a consequence, some of the world's most beautiful views have been photographed to death. In this article, nature and landscape photographer Erez Marom explains the value of shooting 'changing' landscapes, which offer different perspectives every time you visit - or even from day to day, or minute to minute. Click through to read his article
 
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  • Some Quick Tuesday Photography Stuff

    Scott Kelby
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    7 Beautiful Places to Celebrate Planet Earth I did a post over at CocaCola’s Journey’s website for Earth Day last week on some beautiful places to visit (and shoot, of course), but I didn’t do your average places — I tried to do some places most folks might not consider at first (like Lookout Mountain and Rock City, shown above). If you have a moment, here’s the link.  My Advice for New Photographers I did a short interview over at WPPI’s excellent Rangefinder magazine, and while we talked about a few different topics, one thing we did touch on was some…
  • My First Impressions of The Apple Watch

    Scott Kelby
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    My first impressions of the Apple Watch (after having it three days or so) After I posted a picture on Friday of my Apple Watch over on my Facebook page, some folks were asking what I thought of it. Now that I’ve had it for a few days here’s my initial thoughts after wearing (and playing) with it for the weekend: 1. You do need to read the instructions – it’s not an iPad where everything’s so obvious. 2. It’s more thoughtfully designed than I thought. Some seriously clever design went into making a watch computer easy to use. 3. There are more apps than I…
  • Lightroom Magazine Makes The Jump To Print

    Scott Kelby
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    More big news for photographers who are KelbyOne subscribers Lightroom has become such an important part of so many photographer’s daily workflow that we really wanted to expand the ways we deliver our Lightroom training even further. Adobe’s launch of Lightroom CC this week gave us a perfect opportunity to take what we learned from having produced an app-based version of the magazine last year, and make the jump to print by including it in Photoshop User magazine. KelbyOne annual members get the print edition of Photoshop User, and international members receive the digital version…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    KelbyOne Lightroom CC Learning Center It’s finally here! We here at KelbyOne are excited to announce Adobe’s newest release of the pre-eminent photographic organization and editing program – Lightroom CC. Our Lightroom CC Learning Center is designed to get you up to speed on all of the features of Lightroom CC as quickly as possible. There are 21 videos in all from Scott Kelby, RC Concepcion, Pete Collins, and Mia McCormick – covering everything from major features that were added to detailed changes that have been made to modules that you need to know. Plus you can…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Robert Cornelius!

    Brad Moore
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    My name is Robert Cornelius (as I’m guessing you’ve already gathered from the title of this blog post…), and I’ve been given the honored opportunity to share some of my thoughts with all of you fine people. I’ve been shooting professionally since 2008, but my passion for digital art has been growing since 2003. That’s the year I was first introduced to the majesty of a little program you might have heard of, called … Photoshop. I’ve always been an individual that thrives in any situation that requires tapping into one’s creativity and imagination, but once I…
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  • 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.
  • Flashing Tokyo: Week 2

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    I am continuing flashing Tokyoites with a deadpan look on their face…  I am getting the hang of this and really getting a feel for which backgrounds work well with this.  I really like how the images are coming out. Meet Frederique… Today’s Configuration: Leica M Monochrom with Summicron 28mm f/2.0 a Leica SF 24D Flash. Meet Duncan (aka PDR)…. He is a well know YouTuber in Japan.   I mentioned one of his recent videos in the past.  It’s worth a watch ‘McDonald’s Japan Future F#%k Ups‘.  It’s in Japanese so enable english subtitles……
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Shoot Outstanding Sports Photography – Tips by John Todd

    Nathaniel Chu
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:27 am
    Image by John Todd Watch The Full Video Check out these great photography tips from pro photographer John Todd. John is known for his fantastic sports photographer and he shares his tips on how to produce great images. Get tips on how to draw emotion from your subjects and the different composition angles to get the best sport images. Visit John Todd’s website for more. Be inspired, shoot, and share.   The post Shoot Outstanding Sports Photography – Tips by John Todd appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Joe McNally Shares Tips & His Love For Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    Image by Joe McNally Watch The Full Video Check out our latest episode with professional photographer “the Jackie Chan of photography” Joe McNally. In this raw footage, Joe shares what he is most passionate about in photography and what he relishes most about being behind the camera. In addition, he talks about his famous Hollywood sign photo which features model Michelle Yeoh dangling from a helicopter. Be sure to pay attention to the steps he goes through prior to each shoot and what it takes to get the best shots. More of Joe McNally’s work can be found on his website.
  • How Social Media Can Help Your Photography Career

    Nathaniel Chu
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:09 am
    How Social Media Can Help Your Photography Career The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki You are a good photographer, maybe even great. You’ve dedicated countless time and effort into improving your craft and the most courageous moment of your life may have been the instance you decided to follow your passion and make photography your career. But, even the best photographers fall victim to the role of a starving artist; the key to success is being able to market yourself and your work; that’s where social media comes in. The Art of Social Media is one of 13 books written by…
  • Drones Make Aerial Videography Better

    Ameeta
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Image via Forbes.com DJI, the largest consumer drone manufacturer has unveiled the Phantom 3, the newest consumer drone. The Phantom 3 will be equipped with a better camera and flight controls than other models. The drone will include DJI’s Lightbridge technology which will allow the operator to see what the drone sees when in flight. A three-axis gimbal will hold the camera and provide smooth video, despite wind turbulence. Apart from the drone itself, DJI’s mobile app will also receive some upgrades. The new update will come a flight simulator, and a new director feature that…
  • Jeff Johnson Tips On Travel Photography & Composition

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Image by Jeff Johnson Watch The Full Video Jeff Johnson is a photographer for Patagonia and was also the star of the movie 180 Degrees South. He is always out in the world capturing outstanding photographs from his adventures. On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, he joins Marc and shares his tips for travel photography as well as some of the challenges he faces. A key component in photography is to be able to bring the feel of being in the moment to the audience. Being able to capture an image without disturbing it is key to taking great images. Jeff describes his approach to…
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  • 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!
  • The Latest Tech Trends in Real Estate Photography

    Thomas Hawk
    18 Apr 2015 | 11:37 am
    Earlier this week I was checking out a new listing that Kelly and Marvin Deal with Grubb Company here in Oakland, CA have up for a home for sale in the Oakland Hills. Kelly and Marvin helped mrsth and I buy our home in Piedmont a few years back and are excellent real estate agents if you are looking to buy or sell in the East Bay, especially near Piedmont or Oakland. In looking at the listing, I was struck by how sophisticated real estate photography is getting. I’d seen interactive home tours online before, but with the convergence of things like 360 degree cameras and drone…
  • Priime, The Best iPhone Photo Editor I’ve Ever Used

    Thomas Hawk
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Disclosure, I am an advisor to Priime and have styles included in their style marketplace. Boom. Just a few hours ago Priime went live in the Apple iTunes App Store and already on launch day Apple is featuring it in their best new apps section. What is Priime? Priime is the best mobile phone editor I’ve ever used. I’ve been using it behind the scenes for the past few months and am blown away by how much better it is than anything else out for mobile editing today. The free app features a powerful suite of editing tools allowing you to enhance a lot of the basics around your…
  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

    Thomas Hawk
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    Photograph of the hippest hipster cat around, Mr. Mingus, by hipster Daniel Krieger Writing for TechCrunch, Josh Constine penned a hit piece yesterday announcing the end of Ello. I was disappointed to see TechCrunch, a publication that I long viewed as being supportive of the start up community, using their pulpit to tear one down. Not only do I think Josh got a lot of the story on Ello wrong, but the dramatic tone of his article was unnecessarily disparaging and that is disappointing. I’m not sure how much Josh uses Ello, but I use it every day and it’s currently my favorite…
  • What Ello is to Me

    Thomas Hawk
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:14 pm
    “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” — Steve Jobs Nathan Jurgenson…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • The Desert Rose Begins to Swim

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Desert Rose in a future video I took this photo during a little tutorial video we were shooting while there… so you’ll see more of her soon! Daily Photo – The Desert Rose Begins to Swim This girl was amazing! She was working at the hotel when our whole photo adventure crew entered the Damaraland are of Namibia. She announced herself at lunch as “The Desert Rose” and she was a real piece of work… just hilarious and a total actress. She could also do the whole click-language thing which was a source of endless entertainment! The Desert Rose Begins to Swim…
  • London as Night Closes In

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    How long for light trails? Experiment! There is no right answer… When there is a little bit of ambient light, you may need to go shorter or close down the aperture, as I did here. This one is F/14 at 5 seconds. Not that I knew that ahead of time… I had to experiment. When I did F/4 at 5 seconds, the whole thing was way too bright but the light trail was the right length, so I just darkened it up by increasing the F stop to F/14. Daily Photo – London as Night Closes In Here's one of those really fun long exposure shots that are readily available all over London. This is…
  • A little bit of penguin science

    Trey Ratcliff
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Hardcore HDR The Complete HDR Tutorial is selling great, so thank you so much! There is part of it that includes some of the “Extreme HDR” that you can see in today’s photo below! Daily Photo – A little bit of penguin science Yes, this is a very strange photo; I agree! Remember Captain Scott's hut from a few days ago? This was found in one of the back corners. Parts of the team was there to do science experiments and things of this nature, which I assume included having dead penguins lying about. Everything has been perfectly preserved, and I'm not even sure…
  • Checking into the Burj Al Arab

    Trey Ratcliff
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The Most Expensive Hotel – a Documentary Here’s a documentary about the hotel I took a photo of below. What a place! Daily Photo – Checking into the Burj Al Arab Okay, I didn't actually check-in here, but maybe someday! This is the world's only 7-star hotel and it is absolutely majestic and crazy inside. I didn't even know what was happening with my eyes when I was in there… super-duper-overload! It was all I could do to settle myself to take a photo. This area is right after the revolving doors… I took this photo around 2 AM after Rene and I had…
  • Dave full of Risk

    Trey Ratcliff
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    A lot more Antarctica Photos Coming! I took so many thousands of photos down there. I have a lot more coming this year… I hope you don’t feel overloaded by too much of one theme! Actually, as I blog about these, it gets me more excited all over again, and I can’t wait to go process more photos! Daily Photo – Dave full of Risk This guy's name is Dave Risk. What a completely awesome name! Can you imagine having such a badass name and then just doing stuff like this all over Antarctica? What a stud! Haha this was a fun midnight-ish photowalk we did in Antarctica. I…
 
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  • Photo Taco – Don’t Corrupt Your SD Cards

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jeff Harmon walks through 7 quick tips that can help you avoid corrupting your SD cards. The post Photo Taco – Don’t Corrupt Your SD Cards appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Two Simple Steps to Improve Portrait Photography

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Here is a photography article outlining two VERY simply steps to improving your portrait photography. Have you ever seen a portrait where the subject is lost in the background because everything is in focus? There are times when having a focused background is what one is looking for, of course. Last year I did a shoot with models against graffiti-filled walls and kept the background in focus as it offered an added dimension to the shoot. You may also want to consider this when…
  • Photo Taco – Get More Feedback on Your Photos

    Jeff Harmon
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim Harmer shares some tips on how to get more, high quality feedback on your photos to help you improve as a photographer. The post Photo Taco – Get More Feedback on Your Photos appeared first on Improve Photography.
  • Protecting Your Photography Business w/ Listener Q&A [IP 120]

    Darin Mellor
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:15 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin connect with Jeff Harmon & Nick Page about steps needed to protect your photos and photography business from the bad guys.  Listen in and do not miss out on our tips & tricks to keep your data safe!  The four also answer questions from readers of the Improve Photography Website! What’s in this episode: Improve Photography’s April Photo Contest! – Use #improvephotography on Instagram  by April 30, 2015 for a chance to win a fabulous…
  • Our Top Lightroom & Photoshop Tips & Tricks [PS7]

    Darin Mellor
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Lightroom & Photoshop tips & tricks showdown with Nick Page, Erica Kay, & Darin Mellor!  Find out what happens when we let Nick Page host.  Sit back & enjoy learning & laughing! What’s in this episode: Removing distracting elements from the background using Lr & Ps. Lightroom’s powerful Gradient & Radial Filters for improving the look of your background. Lassoing the mind around Clone Stamping, Layer Masking, & Content-Aware Fill in…
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  • TheFIX 011 – How to Upgrade to Lightroom CC + 6 with David Marx

    Jan
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:12 am
    Photographer David Marx walks through upgrading to Lightroom CC + Lightroom 6 The post TheFIX 011 – How to Upgrade to Lightroom CC + 6 with David Marx appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 409 – Snapseed — the Best Mobile Photography App?

    Bruce
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Google updates it's mobile photo editing application - Snapseed. Is it the best mobile photo editing app? Plus Lensbaby releases a new manual focus lens and Polarr offers a new online photo editing experience. The post TWiP 409 – Snapseed — the Best Mobile Photography App? appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 31: Urbex Special with Mike Boening

    Valerie
    23 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    Urbex photography requires some special care. Detroit photographer Mike Boening gives us tips on how to approach the exciting world of Urbex photography. The post Street Focus 31: Urbex Special with Mike Boening appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 26: Better Photos with Joe Brady

    Rob
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    Joe Brady makes a living helping folks make better photos. This week Joe shares tips and techniques for better travel photography. The post Your Itinerary 26: Better Photos with Joe Brady appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TheFIX 010 – Lightroom CC – Lightroom 6 is here! with Peter Krogh

    Jan
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Hot new features in Lightroom CC - Lightroom 6 with Peter Krogh The post TheFIX 010 – Lightroom CC – Lightroom 6 is here! with Peter Krogh appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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  • Posing pictures thoughtfully

    nkelsh@imaging-resource.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:14 am
      I asked Sarah to put her arm around her sister, Amanda, and then asked both of them to look at the tree in the distance and smile. It was such a silly, fakey moment they both responded naturally—they laughed. I pushed the button. There are various kinds of staged or setup photographs. There are the ones that families treasure and frame and put on Christmas cards. And then there’s the kind that newspaper photographers get fired for. That’s a big range. Newspaper and magazine photographers are photojournalists. That means their... (read more)
  • Coming To America: Hands-on & First Shots with the Panasonic CM1, world’s first 1” sensor smartphone

    nkelsh@imaging-resource.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:50 pm
        First announced back at Photokina 2014 and for the French, German and then UK markets only, the Panasonic CM1 -- the rather ambitious combination of smartphone and a dedicated, large-sensor compact digital camera -- is making its way to the US market later this year. And we've now been able to get both hands-on and first lab shots with one of the first models to hit the US shores!  Camera makers are trying to find ways to tap into the smartphone users' pockets, and the new Panasonic CM1 is a bold new experiment. What sets the... (read more)
  • Say goodbye? Full-frame DSLRs gone by 2025 claims Dr. Rajiv Laroia, imaging startup Light

    nkelsh@imaging-resource.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
        Will full-frame DSLRs be a thing of the past, 10 years hence? "Never" is a perilous word when it comes to technology, but full-frame SLRs gone, really? Ten years certainly seems like a bit of a reach, but that's exactly what Dr. Rajiv Laroia, the Chief Technical Officer of imaging startup company Light predicted, when I spoke with him recently. (I'm sure our readers will weigh in with their own thoughts in the comments below ;-) We told you about Light and their unique multi-lens/sensor camera technology a bit over a week ago,... (read more)
  • Adobe publishes 60 video tutorials to YouTube for Lightroom 6/CC users

    nkelsh@imaging-resource.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:12 am
        With the new releases from Adobe this past week, there is a lot to catch up on. New features, better ways to go about your workflow and more. It can be overwhelming to jump in to, especially if you aren’t coming straight from Lightroom 5 or Adobe Camera Raw 8. No need to worry though, Adobe has your back. Over the weekend, they posted five dozen videos on their YouTube channel giving walkthroughs, tips and tutorials to get through anything and everything Lightroom 6/CC and Adobe Camera Raw 9 can through at you. The videos range... (read more)
  • American Photo Magazine ceases operation as a physical publication

    nkelsh@imaging-resource.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:38 am
        American Photo Magazine has announced it is ceasing operations, effectively making its latest issue its last. Explained in a print out attached to the front of American Photo’s March/April issue, Editor-in-Chief Mariam Leucther explains American Photo’s physical publication’s discontinuation is effective immediately. As for the online version of American Photo, Leucther says it’s still in operation and will be updated regularly. For readers who have a remaining balance on their American Photo subscription, Leucther explains... (read more)
 
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 28 April 2015, Tuesday

    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL of the DAY: Quadcopter with camera and transmitter with monitor: $129.99.   NASA Tracking Lens for Sale There's a 2,540 mm (100-inch) f/8 catadioptric lens for sale on eBay. Obviously the seller has no idea what it's worth; make an offer and see what happens. Warning: he's not including a focussing unit, so you'll need custom machine work to attach a camera, and you'll probably also need a machine shop to make you a plate so you can mount it on your support of choice — but you already know that if you're interested in this lens.   Speakers & Headphones Deal JBL…
  • 27 April 2015, Monday

    26 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Software? People ask what software I use. Simple: I use Phase One Media Pro to see what I have. Nothing else does a better job of letting me see what I shot, and sort, select and pick the images I plan to publish. Once I have my best shots picked in Phase One Media Pro, I drag them into Photoshop CS6 to process and format them as needed, and I'm done. I also use Apple Aperture, but only for my LEICA M9, which is so bad that its JPGs are useless because of their hideous color rendition. For my M9, I have to shoot DNG (raw) and use Aperture to create the colors. I dumped my M240; it was too big…
  • 25 April 2015, Saturday

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM. NEW: Canon 28mm IS Review. An ultra-sharp little gem.   Weekend Report Enough work, time to relax. Elekit TU-8200 Class- A Amplifier. NEW: Elekit TU-8200 Class-A Tube Amplifier Review. Aural ecstasy, perfect for the weekend. I built mine from a kit last month starting Saturday afternoon, and had it complete before church on Sunday morning.   Crown D-75, in walnut case. NEW: Crown D-75 Review. Probably the world's most popular professional studio and remote amplifier ever. This little gem sells for nothing today since studios use powered monitors that…
  • 24 April 2015, Friday

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 STM. NEW: Canon 24-105mm IS STM Review. An inexpensive, super-sharp and lightweight full-frame lens.   One-Day Photoshop Sale Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for Mac and Windows: Only $39.99 after $20 Mail in rebate with free shipping. Only valid until 2:30pm EDT Friday. Backpack Sale Clik Elite Tropfen Backpack For Cameras, Gray: $29.95 (Regular $85!). Free Shipping. Clik Elite makes very, very good things. See my other reviews of them.   Green Headphones! Audio-Technica ATH-M50x in Green with Tascam DR-05 Recorder: $189 (If buying seperately it would cost…
  • 23 April 2015, Thursday

    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Simplifying Compsotion by Bruce Percy. NEW E-BOOK: Bruce Percy's Simplifying Composition.   BRAND NEW: Sony 16-35/2.8 ZA SSM II just announced BRAND NEW: Sony 24-70/2.8 ZA SSM II just announced   BRAND NEW: Pentax K-3 II DSLR just announced Adorama also has it. It has a magnesium-alloy casing, metal chassis, 24 MP, 27-point AF system, 8 FPS and a 4.5 stop IS system. Also has GPS, gyro sensor panning detection and automatic horizon correction.   In Stock: Rokinon 100/2.8 Macro for Nikon. In Stock: Rokinon 100/2.8 Macro for Canon. Personally, I prefer a used Nikon 105/4 or…
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    Strobist

  • 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.
  • On Assignment: Lighting Like Leo

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

  • The KPS T5 Geared Ballhead – Review and Users Report

    Ken Doo
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    In Search of the Elusive White Unicorn Background For photographers, the endless search for the perfect camera bag is evasive.  Finding the right tripod head is not much better. And if you are looking for a geared tripod head with an eye towards using it outside of the studio, the choices are slim indeed. In [Read More] The post The KPS T5 Geared Ballhead – Review and Users Report appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Fifteen Remarks on Composition

    Alain Briot
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein Introduction Having a solid knowledge of composition is one of the most important aspects of creating strong photographs.  In the context of my series of essays on personal vision and style, composition is one of the most important ways of [Read More] The post Fifteen Remarks on Composition appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Lessons From the Hudson River School of Painting

    Robert Rodriguez Jr
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    There are many ways to improve as a landscape and nature photographer, and most involve learning both the art and craft of photography. The internet is overflowing with tips, techniques, how-to’s, and an ever growing list of experts who can show you how to capture an award winning image. Missing from this approach, however, is [Read More] The post Lessons From the Hudson River School of Painting appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review

    Michael Williams
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:35 pm
    The Landscape Photography Workshop Ross Hoddinott & Mark Bauer Ammonite Press www.ammonitepress.com ISBN 978-1-90770-897-8 $24.95 What novice photographer doesn’t want to take a workshop and learn it all? Who among the veteran photographers reading Luminous Landscape sometimes needs a quick refresher on a topic covered in some only half remembered class taken long ago? What [Read More] The post The Landscape Photography Workshop – Book Review appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
  • Precise Digital Exposure

    Anders Loof
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    The Basis Is Per Ansel Adams ETTR gives a correct exposure for optimum color and tonal densities, and the reason was as explained by Michael Reichmann in the article Expose (to the) Right in 2003. Most of us apply ETTR per that method by applying averaged or matrix metering with exposure compensation. Our departure point [Read More] The post Precise Digital Exposure appeared first on Luminous Landscape.
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • Fun Factoid

    Michael Johnston
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Apple's quarterly revenue in China now exceeds the annual revenue of Kodak at its peak..and is roughly twice the entire annual digital camera market. At least if the numbers I found hither and yon are anywhere close to correct. Makes you think.... Mike Original contents copyright 2015 by Michael C. Johnston and/or the bylined author. All Rights Reserved. Links in this post may be to our affiliates; sales through affiliate links may benefit this site. TOP's links! (To see all the comments, click on the "Comments" link below.)Featured Comments from: No featured comments…
  • Asylum of the Birds

    Michael Johnston
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    Roger Ballen's Asylum of the Birds got a lot of attention last year. I haven't see it. (U.K. link.) Roger Ballen, spread from the book Asylum of the Birds Photography is a sprawling province; and sometimes I suspect myself of squeamishness...I seem to keep away from various extremes. There are many of them. Extreme perfectionism; extremes of kitschy schlockiness like Anne Geddes (popular with the public), extremes of status-mongering or of alleged hipness or coolness...all of it gives me the same feeling, not of discomfort, but just the sense that it ain't for me. Extremes of…
  • Random Excellence: Bently Spang

    Michael Johnston
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    Bently Spang, War Shirt #2, Modern Warrior Series, 2003. Mixed-media artwork made of photographs, imitation sinew, 16mm film, velvet, glass beads, metal, and plastic, from the collection of the National Museum of the American Indian Bently Spang is a Northern Cheyenne born on the Crow Indian Reservation in 1960. He has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison and has taught at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spang's work, writes Edie Adelstein, "calls for...the public to become more educated about Native American culture." Mike Original contents copyright…
  • Camera Nightmares and Photographer Dreams

    Michael Johnston
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    I'm sick again, sicker than I've been in a long time, with every "flu-like" symptom known to humankind and maybe a couple more besides...sure feels like a lot going on inside me. I fear sleep when I'm sick, because it's so hard to rest easy—you're congested, you want to cough, everything aches. I keep waking up uncomfortable. I dream uneasily, too. I guess I've been in this business too long, because last night I had the most vivid camera-anxiety dreams I've ever had! I was back on the shores of lake where my family had a house for 100 years, and…
  • Open Mike: The Moment of Divorce

    Michael Johnston
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    On one of my flights recently I sat next to an engineer from Tennessee whose job is to fly to places like Adelaide and Ljubljana to service the industrial fans his company makes. We were sitting in the bulkhead seats—in my case, the last seats available on the plane—and I joked that we were almost in first class. He allowed as how he usually did fly first class because, as a Delta "Million Miler," he's given preferential treatment for any empty first-class seat. He was a private pilot, too, it turned out, who'd been medically disqualified from flying his own four-seat…
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    Nikonians News

  • Last call for London Nikonians Academy workshop

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:41 am
    This is your last week to sign up for Rick Hulbert's Urban and Street Photography workshop in London. He's one of the best in the business and would love to have you attend. He can almost guarantee this workshop will be a highlight of your year.This is a four-day workshop with a maximum enrollment of 10 people, starting May 14th. It is designed to get you to think about concepts in architectural and urban photography that you hadn’t thought of or considered before.
  • Think Tank Photo Anniversary Special

    22 Apr 2015 | 4:20 am
    Our friends at Think Tank Photo, who are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary, just announced a special offer. Whenever you order one of their Urban Disguise Shoulder bags between now and May 15th you will receive a Shoulder Harness V2.0 backpack harness by mail for free.
  • Berger Bros. Camera Special for Nikonians

    21 Apr 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Our friends at Berger Bros. Camera have two new special deals for the Nikonians community. The first is a different approach to flash modifiers from MagMod. Imagine attaching filters and gels to your Speedlight without having to use hook and loop fasteners or adhesives. By now you've probably guessed by the product name, it uses magnets. Want to know more about how this works? Check the MagMod information site for complete information.
  • 15th ANPAT Spring edition concludes -- Get set for Fall edition

    21 Apr 2015 | 11:50 am
    Our ANPAT 15 in the Spring group just wrapped up their photo tour in the Southeast USA. This special spring edition took everyone to the southern marshes, swamps and beaches of the border area between the states of Georgia and Florida. They had a wonderful trip and created thousands of beautiful images. You can check in on their adventure by visiting the ANPAT 15 in the Spring Galleries.
  • New version of mGallery for Android

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Nikonians mGallery, mobile app enabling photography professionals and enthusiasts to showcase their portfolio on the go, has just been upgraded.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • Recreate the Magic of Instant Printing, Now with A Mobile Device and the Polaroid Zip Photoprinter

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    Tweet Now globally available, this pocket-sized device allows consumers to instantly print their photos from today’s most popular smartphones and tablets Polaroid is now enabling consumers to instantly print and share images anywhere, using their mobile device and the Polaroid Zip (Zink Instant Photoprinter). “With summer just around the corner, the Polaroid Zip photoprinter is coming to market at the perfect time of year. Whether it’s a graduation, wedding, summer road trip or just a backyard family barbecue, the summer months are filled with memorable moments just waiting to be…
  • Fusion brings Advanced HDR to iPhone/iPad

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    Tweet East Coast Pixels, Inc. today introduces Fusion 1.0, an advanced HDR app for iOS devices. Fusion creates HDR (high dynamic range) photos by capturing different exposures then combining them into one perfectly exposed photo. The Fusion camera evaluates the scene to compute three exposures and captures them instantaneously. The exposures are analyzed then seamlessly fused together taking the best exposed areas of each one, to create one stunning final image. Concord, Massachusetts – East Coast Pixels, Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Fusion…
  • New Epson UltraChrome HD Pigment Ink Technology Delivers the Highest Print Permanence Ratings Ever Achieved for Epson UltraChrome Inks

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    Tweet All-New Photographic Pigment Ink Technology Featured in Epson SureColor Large-Format Photo Printers Preserves the Legacy of the Print LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 15, 2015 – Epson America, Inc. today achieved a milestone in photographic ink technology and print longevity with preliminary print permanence ratings for its all-new Epson UltraChrome HD pigment ink technology, according to comprehensive tests conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR), the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory. While accelerated display permanence tests are still underway, the…
  • Epson Unveils New SureColor P800 17-Inch Wide Professional Printer

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    Tweet Epson SureColor P800 Features Unique Imaging Technology for Producing Professional Color and Black-and-White Photographic Prints LONG BEACH, Calif. – April 14, 2015 – Epson today announced the highly anticipatedSureColor P800 printer, representing a new benchmark in photographic print quality. Designed for professional use, the SureColor P800 is a full 17-inch wide borderless printer with unique Epson MicroPiezo AMCTM printhead technology. Leveraging an all-new Epson UltraChromeHD eight-color pigment ink set, the SureColor P800 is capable of producing the next generation of color…
  • Epson Brand Marks 40 Years

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Apr 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Tweet - TOKYO, Japan, April 13, 2015 - Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) on June 12, 2015, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Epson brand the company uses on many of its products and services. To commemorate this anniversary, we at Epson aim to show our appreciation to the stakeholders who have supported our brand over the years. We will also take a retrospective look at the meaning of the brand and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to provide our customers with products that surprise and delight. Epson (then Daiwa Kogyo) was founded in 1942. Originally a…
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    Photofocus

  • Upgrade Your Computer! Upgrade Your Performance! Part 2: RAM

    Mykii Liu
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out part one of this article too. I, like many of you, have dealt with technology for quite a long time. If you haven’t dabbled with all this tech, I can understand how confusing (or even difficult) it can be upgrade or a replace an already expensive machine, but let me tell you that now is the time to upgrade! Today, we’re going to supplement some information from all previous parts and talk about some more things to think about when you upgrade. Today’s subject? RAM! Random Access Memory (RAM) This won’t be a step-by-step how-to…
  • Back Up your Lightroom Catalog before Upgrading to Lightroom CC

    Nick Minore
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    When there’s a shiny new program on the market, it’s often easy to install it right away and start using it. The Adobe team did a lot of work reengineering how Lightroom works to improve it’s speed and efficiency, so when you upgrade from Lightroom 5 to Lightroom CC you’ll need to update your catalog. Don’t just click upgrade. Your Lightroom catalog is a vast database that contains all the metadata, organization and edits you’ve done to your photo library. Should something happen when upgrading, you don’t want to take the chance that you might lose something due to a corrupted…
  • Photofocus Podcast April 25, 2015 — Kevin Weinstein, A New Lightroom, and A New Lens from Lensbaby

    Richard Harrington
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    This week’s podcast catches you up three different ways.  First get inspired by photographer Kevin Weinstein as he shares practical advice about being a working photographer.  Then get a quick update on the new Lightroom CC as well as discover what new lens was just released by Lensbaby. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Kevin Weinstein Kevin graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute with a degree in photography and went on to earn a Master’s degree in photojournalism from the top photojournalism school in the…
  • Lightroom CC’s New Brush Feature For The Graduated Filter

    Brian Matiash
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Adobe released Lightroom CC/6 this week much to the delight of its loyal users. I put together a tutorial video that walks through a few of the new features, notably the new Brush tools with the Graduated Filter, auto pano stitching, and some other smaller odds and ends that you may have overlooked. If you have any questions about Lightroom, let me know in the comments section! Brian Matiash is a Portland-based published photographer and author. He is a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery as well as the owner of Matiash, Inc. and the Matiash Shop. To find out more about…
  • Noiseless Pro Review

    Howard Pinsky
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    A look at Noiseless Pro by Macphun – a standalone application that helps you reduce color and luminance noise in your images, and process raw images! Follow Howard Pinsky on Twitter This Post Sponsored by: 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 at ) http://www.ahpw.org/FindIt/ SongFreedom is about artists supporting artists. We’re a music licensing platform with the best music…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Louis Foubare: Fluidity and Unpredictability in Street Photography

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Louis Foubare, born in Tennessee during World War II, worked in international finance for over 35 years all over the globe. He initially discovered photography through his grandmother’s old Kodak rangefinder camera. In college, he turned back to photography after he broke his leg while training for the national skiing team. After his eye sight [...]
  • Jordi Cohen: Act of Faith

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Jordi Cohen, born in Manresa, Spain, is a travel photographer based in Barcelona. With a background in the medical field, he has worked for twenty years in the health sector in Spain, Latin America and Africa. He has exhibited his work throughout Europe and the Americas including the San Diego Art Institute, CEH Manege St. Petersburg, [...]
  • Meet the Leica Meet: Santiago Vanegas, Isle of Skye

    Chance
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Santiago Vanegas, an Atlanta-based photographic artist, who brings an interesting set of aesthetics to his work. He has navigated in and out of two [...]
  • Carlos Victor Causo: Monochromatic Memories

    Chance
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:53 am
    Carlos Victor Causo was born in Cuba and raised in different locations, including Buenos Aires in Argentina and São Paulo in Brazil. After graduating from an American high school abroad, he moved to the United States to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Florida International University. While in college, Causo landed a full-time [...]
  • Stéphané Lavoué: Into the Wild

    Chance
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:50 am
    In Vermont, the written acronym NEK stands for an area known as the Northeast Kingdom. It is a sonorous name whose origin is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and US Senator, who first coined the term in a speech in 1949. They say it was not a preplanned publicity stunt for [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • Learn Cinema Lens Terminology with the Aid of Matt Workman at Cinematography Database

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    For those of us new to cinematography or entering the new world of digital cinematography after being away from making movies for a while (me), there is an ever-present need for good education into essential terminology and concepts. It is rare that complete and contemporary knowledge in ever-evolving fields can be found in book-form whether on paper or in ebook. So we rely on the Web and oftentimes curators who can compile enough content on a subject for it to approach encyclopaedic. Matt Workman at Cinematography Database may be on the way to do that with cinema optics. Cinematography…
  • U.F.Oh Yeah: Great Short with BTS Highlights Canon C100 Mark II

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    In the end, it matters less that the C100 Mark II [B&H | Amazon] did a great job (it did). What makes U.F.Oh Yeah rock – and it does ROCK – are the people. Of course. But you know what? Kudos to Canon for its role in making it happen. This is my favorite short – and favorite behind the scenes follow up – in 2015 thus far. Wonderful humor; technical wizardry; great script, pre-production, makeup, and set design – and a highly competent, collaborative crew having fun – make the entire endeavor a joy to watch. U.F.Oh. Yeah made my day. The short’s producer, Film Riot, has…
  • Skydio: Drones for the Rest of Us

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Skydio’s pedigree and mission are impeccable: co-founders from MIT; a $3 million seed round courtesy of Silicon Valley stalwarts Andreessen Horowitz and Accel Partners; and an ambition to make drones “far easier to control, safer to operate, and more capable.” So how much will it cost, and when can I get one? Wait a minute… I now know what a conflicted Luddite must have felt like back in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s with the rise of the Industrial Revolution. In this third installment of our series “Skynet is Coming, Skynet is Coming,” we pause to take a look at…
  • The Logger’s Lunchbox – the ENG Solution for DSLR/mirrorless NAB 2015

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:56 am
    The Logger’s Lunchbox brings back the “rest of the camera” for ENG shooters. For an electronic news gathering (ENG) type of shooter, the DSLR video revolution was a pain. You “lost” the integration of audio, video, and power being all in one box. We featured the Logger’s Lunchbox kickstarter project last year and it had a lot of great attention and the project was successful on kickstarter. I ended up meeting Hannah and Edward, the project creators, here in St. Louis because they live here to. Had a great lunch last fall and they were very excitedly telling me…
  • NAB 2015: Tiffen Shows Dfx 4, for When Software-Simulated Filters are Just the Thing

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    The Tiffen Company, the Academy Award-winning maker of the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite, demonstrated Dfx version 4 during NAB 2015. Version 4 adds plenty, with support for the OFX format used in Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and other color grading solutions, as well as 12 new visual effects filters, 93 new historical process simulations, and 30 new motion picture film stocks. Dxf 4 now supports Retina displays and gets a big speed boost via GPU acceleration. There are distinct advantages in a company making traditional optical filters then taking up simulating those very same…
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    Camera Dojo

  • The DJI Inspire 1 – The Photographer’s Aerial Platform?

    KerryG
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    There is absolutely an aerial revolution taking place right now as everyone from farmers to photographers are trying to see what benefits they can get when putting a camera platform in the air. Up until recently, you really had two choices, a small system that could carry a GoPro, or a large system for carrying a small DSLR. The big downside of the GoPro is having to correct for the bad fisheye effect of the lens, and the big downside of a larger copter is the $7,000 – $10,000 starting price. With the introduction of the DJI Inspire 1, this has all begun to change. Now, for around…
  • Think Tank Photo Accelerator Phantom 2 Backpack

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

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

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

    KerryG
    3 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Whoa whoa whoa, this is a photography website, why are we doing a review of a quadcopter? Have I lost my marbles and forgot which website I was writing for? Actually, this is going to be photography related as aerial photography and videography is taking off (literally and figuratively) with the new generation of drones that are on the market. In this review we are going to look at one of the most hyped products on the market right now, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+. Yeah, that name is getting pretty long but the system is based on the second generation Phantom platform (hence Phantom 2) and the…
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  • MMIE 598: Who gives the best advice?

    Jennifer Kruger
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    McCurry Marketing Idea Exchange #598 – April 28, 2015 MMIE’s Editor, Don Long, went online in search of a lens, encountered lions and tigers and bears (Oh my!) along the way, leading to an idea: This past December I bought a new camera and a couple of lenses from a very reputable dealer. I’m getting […]
  • On the PMA Podcast: Frank Baillargeon to deliver more market research

    Paul Worthington
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:59 pm
    Frank Baillargeon of F/22 Consulting and Iconic Idaho has enjoyed a long career in the photo industry, and now he’s bringing that experience to help his fellow PMA members. A consultant for many years, he is working with other industry analysts to bring PMA an aggregated resource for the latest market research. In this episode […]
  • Camera helps you drive

    Paul Worthington
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    Garmin says its nüviCam “offers the protection of having an eyewitness that records exactly where and when events occurred.” Billed as a “portable navigation device,” the dash cam continuously records video, and automatically saves the files on impact. “The nüviCam LMTHD goes beyond helping drivers get from Point A to Point B” Garmin says. “The […]
  • Imaging Innovation Updates:

    Paul Worthington
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Touchscreen Biometric Scanners, Crowdsourced Camera Monitoring, Faster Depth Camera, Phones model and measure 3D objects   Faster depth camera Researchers at Northwestern and Columbia University developed a 3D camera that is inexpensive, produces high-quality images, and works in all environments — including outdoors. Modeled after the human eye, the new depth camera only scans parts […]
  • Ricoh refines “the ultimate field camera”

    Paul Worthington
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    With its new Pentax K-3 II, Ricoh Imaging says it is “refining the ultimate field camera.” Improvements include a high-speed AF algorithm, GPS, gyro sensor panning detection, and automatic horizon correction. Also, with the motion-controlled shake reduction, the new pixel shift resolution feature “move the image sensor at single pixel increments, captures 4 separate images, […]
 
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  • Ivy League Headshots of Patrick

    thecheyne
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Patrick made his debut appearance in our 2015 calendar and since then we’ve had several shoots. Here’s some photos from an Ivy League inspired shoot we did recently.
  • A Slice of Danger Promotional Photos

    thecheyne
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    I Had the pleasure of shooting some promotional photos for the new film noir comedy written by my friend Miss Catwings! One part Film Noir, a dash of Drama, add One Hardboiled Detective, One Femme Fatale, blend in an Ensemble of Screwball Suspects, top off with some Crisp Dialogue and a heavy helping of Witty One-Liners, Double-Entendres, Two possible Endings, and you’ve got a tantalizing tale for the tastebuds. A Slice of Danger is a fictional account of a Honolulu, that never was. Set in Chinatown, Hawaii, a rotten city, full of crooked cops, deadly dames, lousy low-lifes, pizza…
  • Decade-hopping with Devin

    thecheyne
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    From my decade-spanning photoshoot with agency model Devin H. From a 1940’s mobster to a 1940’s military man to a 1950’s Motown singer, Devin really shined in all the different styles.
  • Go Green Photo Special

    thecheyne
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:02 am
    March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day, a cornucopia of all shades of green. I love green, but I rarely see it in wardrobe. That’s why I propose this special – book a shoot with me where the central color is green and I’ll do it for 50% OFF! Yes, that’s a $100 savings! How’s that for saving some green?! From an emerald green dress to some jade jewelry — to some retro Hawaii rainbow warrior gear! If your shoot centers around the theme of green, then let’s do it! Here’s the fine print: Wardrobe must be provided by you. Wardrobe must be at least…
  • 2015 Valentine’s Contest Winners

    thecheyne
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Lee’s entry to our valentine’s contest was very sweet. Two hardworking parents who have tons of photos with their children, but rarely just the two of them. Lee writes: Nothing could make things better except for a nice photo (not selfie) of just the two of us! We really don’t have much of just us two as our daughters are in all photos or they are our photographers (you can imagine). Lee and Wade — how they look regularly I felt they deserved the opportunity to dress up and be pampered with photos I chose to do a dramatic series of photos inspired by the film…
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  • Sony Updates Two of Their High-end, A-mount ZEISS Lens Offerings

    William Chambers
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
    Sony has just released two new updated ZEISS series zoom lenses, the Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II and 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II. Both offer improved AF performance and image quality over their predecessors, along with improved weather sealing.  These lenses are aimed at professional photogs and enthusiasts, with suggested retail prices of $2,100 and $2,250 US, respectively. Sony noted that they will be available sometime in June, 2015. See their official press release below for more info. Sony Introduces Two Premium ZEISS® Lenses for α A-mount Camera System Newly Refined…
  • ZEISS Announces Two New Full-Frame Lenses for use with Sony's E-mount Cameras

    William Chambers
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    ZEISS has just released information about two new full-frame lenses designed exclusively for Sony's E-mount system. The 2/25 and 1.8/85 are the first in a new series of lenses offered by ZEISS, dubbed the Batis line, which are aimed at Sony's full-frame Alpha series cameras, like the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R.More details on the new lenses, including hi-res photos, can be found in their official press release below. New Full-Frame Autofocus Lenses from ZEISSZEISS Batis 2/25 and ZEISS Batis 1.8/85 - exclusively designed for Sony's E-mount camerasOBERKOCHEN/Germany, 22/04/2015.The ZEISS Batis…
  • Our Hands On Preview of the New HTC One M9 is Now Live

    William Chambers
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Announced about a month ago, the One M9 is HTC's new flagship smartphone, which boasts a host of convenient and powerful features. These include a 20MP BSI CMOS image sensor for the main camera, a super bright 5.0" Full HD LCD display, HTC BoomSound with Dolby Audio, Android 5.0 (Lollipop) OS with HTC Sense, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, and much more. We were lucky enough to get our hands this new HTC device, and our Content Manger, Michael Palmer, has just finished up his hands on preview; including some sample photos. Be sure to check it out, and stay tuned for our…
  • Just Published: Our Hands On Review of Samsung's Flagship ILC, the NX1

    William Chambers
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Samsung's NX1 is a powerful mirrorless ILC boasting some impressive specifications, like its 28MP APS-C image sensor, 3.0" Super AMOLED tilting touchscreen, 4K HD video capabilities, and built-in wireless options (Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth); which are all packed into a dust and splash resistant body. To see whether or not these stunning features help the camera perform, check out our hands on Samsung NX1 digital camera review.  
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot ELPH 160 Review

    William Chambers
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    Our latest digital camera review is now live. Today we look at one of Canon's more affordable point-n-shoot cameras, the PowerShot ELPH 160. Perfect for those on a tight budget, or as a gift for kids and teens, the ELPH 160 is an ultra-compact camera that can be easily tucked into your pocket. While small, it still packs an 8x optical zoom lens and 20-megapixels of resolution. Sure, it doesn't have Wi-Fi, NFC, or even full 1080p HD video capabilities, but it also doesn't share the expensive price tag that's usually associated with those features. See our hands on Canon PowerShot ELPH 160…
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  • The Daily Edit – Kyle Johnson: AFAR

    Heidi Volpe
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    AFAR Creative Director: Elizabeth Spiridakis Olson Director of Photography: Tara Guertin Photographer: Kyle Johnson   How did you get those amazing aerial shots? I ended up taking a helicopter tour of Kauai, knowing it would be the most amazing way to see and photograph the island from a unique perspective. I specifically found a company that offered a doorless chopper to get the best photos I could. The experience was incredible and terrifying at the same time. I honestly found that looking through my lens made it feel less “real” but every time I would set my camera down I…
  • The Daily Promo – Rebecca Cabage

    Heidi Volpe
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Rebecca Cabage Who printed it? I had them printed at The Paper Chase Press,  they came highly recommended from a long time agent friend. Who designed it? I designed the promos myself. I see you added a touch of gold to the promo. Yes, the gold is to represent honey and it’s thick card stock, so the sides of the cards have gold on them. Who edited the images? I edited the images with the intent of it telling a good story, like an editorial piece would. I wanted a close up of the honeybee so that you could identify with, and personalize the bee. Each image after pulled back a little more…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Michael Danner

    Jonathan Blaustein
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:43 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Life in the 21st Century is a futile attempt to answer a set of unanswerable questions. (I’m sorry for the downer, but it’s true.) We’re faced with existential problems that lack easy, digestible solutions. And yet, we persevere. How do we reconcile the fact that we are not-so-slowly killing the Earth, but many of the radical things we might do to arrest the changes would likely slow our economy? Which would impact our competitiveness as a nation. And perhaps lead to unrest. Of course, many people with the political power to enact change, here in the…
  • Andrew Hetherington Interview

    Jonathan Blaustein
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    Jonathan Blaustein: You’re from Ireland. Is that right? Andrew Hetherington: Correct. Yes. JB: How far does a good accent take you? AH: Good question. It certainly helped get my foot in the door and I have certainly laid it on thick at times to break the ice. Then sprinkle some irony, sarcasm and charm on top for the full Irish effect. One has to use what one has. You know? JB: Don’t hate the playa, hate the game. Right? AH: We wouldn’t say that in Ireland. But…I guess, yeah. JB: (laughing) There’s the sarcasm. I guess. Whatever. AH: Let’s face it. It is partly…
  • Pricing & Negotiating: Studio Portraits for a Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

    Wonderful Machine
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    Jess Dudley, Wonderful Machine Shoot Concept: Studio portraits of 6 professional talent Licensing: Advertising and Collateral use of all images captured, in perpetuity Shoot Days: 1 Photographer: Up-and-coming portrait photographer Agency: Mid-sized, based in NYC Client: Pharmaceutical manufacturer Here’s the estimate: Budget: Usually when I’m quoting on a job, I ask the art buyer if they’ve established a budget for the project. Not that I don’t know what things should cost, but if a client already knows how much money they have to spend, it allows me to…
 
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  • Weekly Nikon news flash #312

    [NR] admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:01 am
    → Nikon and Domke collaborated for a new line of camera bags. Unfortunately available only in Japan for now. → Sony has a new IMX271 24MP APS-C sensor with a maximum rate of 19 fps. Sounds like a good candidate for a pro Nikon DX DSLR camera. Nikon Software version Nik Color Efex Pro version Nikon software is not compatible nik Color Efex Pro 4.0 Capture NX 2.3.0 or later nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 64 Bit version for Capture NX2 Capture NX 2.0.0-2.2.8 nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 for Capture NX2 Capture NX 1.2 or later / Capture NX 2 nik Color Efex Pro 2.0 for Capture NX Capture 4.1 or later nik…
  • Photographing in Iceland – overcoming limitations

    [NR] admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
        Chris from www.amateurnikon.com will share some tips on photographing in Iceland, particularly from the perspective of overcoming limitations (of equipment as well as weather/environment): Although our world is filled with unique, intriguing places, Iceland is arguably a true photographer's paradise. From its sublime mountainous vistas to its active volcanoes, and from its deep blue glacier lagoons to its spectacular rock formations, a photographer will never get bored there. Reynisfjara Beach However, being at a place that is out of the ordinary involves certain aspects one needs to…
  • The latest Nikon patents

    [NR] admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:43 pm
    Nikon filed a patent for a new 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX lens that will probably replace the current 18-55mm models. Nikon also filed a patent for a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system.    Nikon patented an interesting way of hiding the built-in flash in a compact camera.   Nikon also has a patent for a Lytro-like selective focusing RGB sensor. 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: The latest Nikon lens patents The latest Nikon…
  • Nikon Coolpix A camera listed as discontinued in Japan, you can still get it refurbished for $299

    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The Nikon Coolpix A is listed as a "former product" on Nikon Japan, which means that the model is/will be discontinued. Adorama is already sold out of the $299 refurbished Coolpix A, but you can still get one at Cameta Camera (refurbished with 1 year warranty and free shipping): For $15 or $20 more Cameta Camera also has two different Coolpix A kits with some extra accessories B&H currently lists the Coolpix A at $479. Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Nikon…
  • The first Nikon D7200 books

    [NR] admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:20 am
        The first Nikon D7200 books are already listed on Amazon: Amazon US Amazon UK Amazon Germany Amazon France Amazon Japan Amazon Italy Amazon Spain 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: The first Nikon D810 books are already out Nikon D7200 was mentioned on Nikon USA website Nikon D7200 sample images
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  • Review: Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II

    Canon Rumors
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:15 am
    Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. Canon marketing has called the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens “The Portable Super Telephoto Lens”. The Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens packages impressive image quality in an ultralight and ultra-small [...]
  • Deal: Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L $180,000

    Canon Rumors
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    B&H Photo has a steal of a deal on Canon’s legendary EF 1200mm f/5.6L. Snap it up now, it won’t last long at this price. You get free shipping on orders over $99! PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Rare, Super Telephoto Lens Longest Fixed Canon Telephoto Ever Made 2-Degree Angle-of-View Rotating Handle/Tripod Mount collar Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L [...]
  • EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Update, Or Lack Thereof

    Canon Rumors
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    We’re still waiting on the official announcement for the upcoming Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM. We reported earlier this month that would should see the announcement sometime in April, and April is nearing a close. We’ve always found that lens announcements are a moving target and nailing them down is quite difficult. We haven’t heard any more information [...]
  • More Canon EOS 6D Mark II Talk [CR1]

    Canon Rumors
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:31 am
    A specification list for the EOS 6D Mark II has come about. It’s pretty much the complete opposite of what we posted a week or so ago. 28MP 6 fps ISO 100 – 102400 (expandable to 204800) new AF system (but not the same as on 5DS) 98% viewfinder coverage Single SD card slot WiFi, [...]
  • Lee Filters Actively Working on EF 11-24mm f4L Solution

    Canon Rumors
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:10 am
    We’re told that Lee Filter is fairly close to announcing a filter solution for the Canon EF 11-24 f/4L. The solution will be based on the SW150 system that is used on Nikon’s 14-24 f/2.8G lens. We could get an announcement some time before summer. Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM $2999: Adorama | B&H Photo [...]
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    Digital Photography School

  • 5 Tips for Geting Sharper Images When Doing Long Exposures

    Kevin Choi
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Long exposure photography makes it possible to show the passage of time in a still photograph. It does this by blurring moving elements and sharpening the static parts. But there is a downside to long exposures – any camera movement blurs the static elements. Here are four simple ways you can prevent unwanted blurring. 1. Use a Good Tripod For very short exposures there are ways to hold yourself and your camera steady, like: How to Reduce Camera Shake – 6 Techniques. However, when you’re taking an exposure of a few seconds, you need something steadier than your hands to hold your…
  • Putting You Into Your Landscape Photography

    Leanne Cole
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Photographing the landscape is one of the oldest forms of photography, along with others like portrait and street photography. Since the advent of digital photography the possibilities of what can be done seem almost endless. It also means that photography has become more accessible, so with more people taking it up it is becoming harder to be original, and make your images your own. There are ways of creating landscapes that have your style, but it usually means throwing away a lot of what you first learn about photography. Perhaps the only time a photographer is really free to do whatever…
  • How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

    Bruce Wunderlich
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:12 am
    The goal of portrait retouching is to bring out the most naturally pleasing image of the subject. This image is the finished result of Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop. Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the point that the subject’s face looks unnatural? Even many of the software packages available for portrait retouching result in an airbrushed effect to skin tones. What if the detail and color of a portrait could be separated for retouching? Frequency…
  • Why You Should Make Dark Images

    James Maher
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Street scene One of the most unexplored aspects in digital photography is the dark image. With digital, we have built-in light meters, histograms, incredible ISO capabilities, and processing programs, which make it much easier to expose our images brightly in all different lighting situations. This can have the effect of making photographers feel that they need to expose all of their images with a neutral histogram, where you can see the image perfectly well, with some information in the highlights, mid-tones, and shadows. This is often what you want to do, but not always. When you are…
  • 9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

    Gavin Hardcastle
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains that glow hot from the light of the setting sun. Here’s a little time-lapse video I put together using some of my recent lake reflection still shots in Alberta, Canada. Each frame is from a still image shot with a small mirrorless digital camera. Read on to learn the methods I use when trying to capture stunning lake and river reflections in my photography. 1 – Don’t shoot super wide Regardless of whether your…
 
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  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:22 am
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and lenses, 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: April 23 (2015) at 2:34pm ET: two new Sony f2.8 full frame SLR lenses… new Pentax K-3 II DSLR, new Zeiss Batis lenses with built-in OLED…
  • New WordPress Responsive Theme Installed

    1001nc
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:26 pm
    This blog is now using a new WordPress theme, the 2015 Responsive theme. The black menu bar at the top and the Right Sidebar are merged together, and pruned, into the new Left Sidebar. If you are on a Smartphone or Tablet (portrait or smaller screen size), you don’t see the Sidebar content until you press the Menu button (top right corner of your screen – see red highlight screenshot – before pressing the button. The name of the blog in the Left Sidebar is also a shortcut to the Home page. Press or touch that to get to the front page. Adjustments and such will be made over…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    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: April 25 at 7:38pm ET – cleaning out older deals here… + Weekend magazine sale at DiscountMags for $5 per year + Pop Photo or Outdoor Photographer (at the bottom of that page) + up to three years at $5/year for each + new subscribers or existing renewing or gift…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

    1001nc
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:55 pm
    You can find our latest Twitter updates right here or go directly to the @1001noisycamera Twitter account where I struggle to fit everything into 140 characters. Tweets by @1001noisycamera
  • Camera Price Charts Episode IV: Serious Fixed Lens Cameras

    1001nc
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    With 2014 just barely holding on to dear life before it disappears into the history books, we have Episode IV in our Camera Price Charts mini-series, focusing on Serious Fixed Lens cameras, with Prime or Zoom lenses. This covers many but not all cameras with RAW (there are many and more these days, even a few cameraphones support RAW one way or another). In Part #1, we looked at the prices of 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we stopped down to APS-C DSLRs, while in Episode III, we threw away the mirrors for a look at Mirrorless Camera prices. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View…
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  • Pentax K-3 II Digital Camera Review

    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...
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V & DSC-WX500 Digital Camera

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Carry less, shoot more. Two new travel and selfie-friendly cameras from Sony put fabulous holiday photo opportunities in closer reach this winter. The world’s most compact cameras in their class[iv], the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and DSC-WX500, are big on sheer picture quality plus plenty of easy-to-use pro-style functions. Despite sharing a raft of technologies that deliver amazing...
  • Epson Brand Marks 40 Years

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    On June 12, 2015 Epson will mark the 40th anniversary of the Epson brand the company uses on many of its products and services. To commemorate this anniversary, we at Epson aim to show our appreciation to the stakeholders who have supported our brand over the years. We will also take a retrospective look at the meaning of the brand and reaffirm our commitment to continuing to provide our...
 
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  • How to Present Your Fashion Products in the Best Way to Attract Customers

    Virtual Photography
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:18 am
    There are all kinds of businesses who need to show off their clothing or accessories online in a way that will really captivate those who view them, and really make them want to make these unique pieces their own. From independent fashion design houses through to eclectic boutiques, vintage stores, and even hobbyist designers and seamstresses who fancy trying to sell their creations, there are people in all areas of the fashion sector who care about making sure their products look as appealing as possible on the sites where they are advertised or sold. Obviously the most important thing here…
  • How to Use Photography to Create a Digital Ad That Will Grab People’s Attention

    Virtual Photography
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:22 am
    Creating a digital ad today can be tough because there are so many ads that constantly bombard people while they surf the internet and while they’re in public. Your ad needs to rise above the competition and stand out in order to get noticed by people who are too busy to pay attention to most things for more than a second. Otherwise, you’ll be investing your hard-earned money in digital signage that simply doesn’t work. One of the most effective ways to really grab people’s attention with your advertising is by incorporating stunning photography into your digital ads.
  • Top 6 Considerations when Buying a Tripod

    Paul Escott
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    No matter if you are a professional photographer or a beginner, buying a tripod can give you headaches. Whether you want a portable tripod for travel photography, or a sturdier one for studio applications, making the right choice is time-consuming. That is why I will summarize the six most important aspects to keep in mind when buying one, from how much you should spend to what materials you should choose. Why Should You Use a Tripod in the First Place? Beginners might wonder why a tripod is essential in obtaining quality shots. One of the greatest advantages of using it is reduced…
  • 5 Essential Tips for Indian Wedding Photography

    Paul Escott
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    More and more spectacular and complex, Indian wedding photography has become over the years a niche in itself. You might be surprised by the popularity of this wedding theme as not only native-Indians want to add something eye-catching to their once-in-a-lifetime event. Many people all over the world choose the Indian style for their wedding. Wonder why? Well, who has watched at least one Bollywood movie, could see how sophisticated and luxurious everything is. Whether they are made traditionally or according to a more contemporary fashion, Indian weddings will charm you. If you are to add an…
  • How to Get Shallow Depth of Field in Your Photos

    Paul Escott
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:54 am
    In many cases, a shallow depth of field in a portrait is a great way to highlight your subject and to get rid of distractions present in the background. There are several ways in which you can achieve a shallow depth of field in your photos. Here are some tips that will help you with this. 1. Positioning of Subject One simple thing to do in order to get shallow depth of field in your photos is to position the subject as far away from the background as possible. If your subject is standing in front of a wall you will most likely end up with the wall in focus regardless of what you are trying…
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  • Can't get rid of "turn the power off and on again"

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    Took me 180 "taps" (from taps to serious hits on table/shirts/whatever solid). Think it was grains of sand stuck in the machine. It does indeed resurrect the st . . . Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • microSD card and adapter write protection problem

    23 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    FORGET ABOUT TAPING COMEDY. YOU CAN'T SAVE WITHOUT PROPER FIX WHEN MICRO SD CARDS HAVE FILE SYSTEM ERROR. THE PROPER SOLUTION: RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR MICRO SD CARD . . . Category: Camera Phone
  • Netgear Arlo GPL Software / Firmware

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    I just installed a set of Netgear Arlo wireless camera. I noticed that it came with a sheet that specified General Public License (GPL) version 2 and 3. Does a . . . Category: Video Camera
  • Error Code C:31:40

    15 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Smacked my Sony DCR-TRV 120 several times on the bottom, tape side and now it works. The camera had been unusable for several years, but now can be used to tra . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • How to get the FujiFilm Image-Scanner AS-1 Filmscan-it to work with Windows 8

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:51 am
    OK - a real challenge: is there any way to get the AS 1 scanner to work with windows 8?? thanks for any help Kevin Category: Film Camera: APS
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • Pentax K-3 II

    26 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Pentax K-3 II SLR camera : Ricoh Imaging is pleased to announce the launch of the Pentax K-3 II digital SLR camera. The new flagship model of the Pentax K-series delivers exceptionally high-resolution images supported by state-of-the-art technologies including an enhanced shake reduction system - the most highly effective in the K series - and a newly developed super-resolution technology; the Pixel Shift Resolution System. Following in the footsteps of the award winning Pentax K-3, this new camera is designed to be compact and maneuverable, the Pentax K-3 II offers easy operation and a swift…
  • 4K Video recording with the Nikon 1 J5

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:15 am
    Nikon 1 J5 4K video features : From action-packed Full HD footage to colourful 4K travelogues and smooth time-lapse movies, the new Nikon 1 J5 compact system camera is your perfect 4k video partner. Aside from 4K movies, you can shoot Full HD video at 1080/60p and harness the camera’s speed to record exquisite slow-motion (120-fps) HD movie clips. The phenomenally fast Nikon 1 hybrid autofocus system with quick and accurate phase-detection AF ensures smooth video action with precision subject tracking. E-VR (electronic Vibration Reduction) keeps your footage sharp, even when filming at full…
  • Sony 4k Handycam camcorder

    19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Sony FDR-AX33 Handycam camcorder : The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony’s Handycam camcorder range, combining Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation, versatile manual operation and striking 4k video features in a compact body - all at a great price. Building upon the successful introduction of the FDR-AXP33 in early 2015, the Sony FDR-AX33 gives further choice to consumers who are looking to capture their precious memories in 4K. Both Sony camcorders allow easy viewing of content via the supplied HDMI cable on a 4K TV but for those users who wish to share their movies…
  • Sony high zoom compact cameras

    19 Apr 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Sony Cyber-shot high zoom digital cameras : Carry less, shoot more: two new travel-friendly compact cameras from Sony put fabulous holiday photo opportunities in closer reach this summer. The world’s most compact cameras in their class, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 are big on sheer picture quality plus plenty of easy-to-use pro-style functions. Despite sharing a raft of technologies that deliver breathtaking picture quality, the two new Sony high zoom cameras offer a distinct choice for photographers looking for a compact zoom camera. The new Cyber-shot HX90…
  • Olympus Tough TG-4 accessories

    19 Apr 2015 | 3:40 am
    Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 accessories : For anyone with the ambition to take their photography to the next level, the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-4 digital camera is compatible with a large range of specialist accessories, both optical and practical. These will resonate with more adventurous owners such as snowboarders and kite surfers, and especially with advanced divers with the confidence and qualifications to shoot at depths greater than 15 metres. The Olympus Tough accessories range from a Sport Holder for attaching the rugged compact camera to a harness and a variety of converter lenses to…
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    Shutter Sisters

  • 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…
  • behind the book : an interview with daniela bowker

    shutter sisters
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    We got a chance to catch up with Daniela Bowker, editor at Photocritic, and are excited to share her latest book! Shutter Sisters: Tell Us About Your Book. Daniela Bowker:  Social Photography : Make All Your Smartphone Photos One in a Billion (Ilex Press, April 2014) was conceived to help people take and share better smartphone photos. With so many images flooding a plethora of social media sites, the aim is to show people how best to use their smartphone cameras and the gamut of photography-related apps to make photos that people want to look at, and then how to share them appropriately…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Check out the Lightroom CC Launch

    RC Concepcion
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:58 pm
    It has been an awesomely exciting day here at KelbyOne, as for us, news doesn’t get much bigger than this!!! Adobe launched Lightroom CC today, and we had it covered big time! 1. We launched a FREE Lightroom Learning Center, with 20 videos on all the new features, along with Q&As, details and more. Here’s the link..  2. We did THREE live Lightroom CC Webcasts (the fourth is coming up in 15 minutes) at this link (7pm EDT) 3.  GET THIS: B&H Photo made a special deal, just for our viewers, for today and tomorrow. A FULL-YEAR subscription to the Adobe Photography Bundle…
  • Dealing with Exposure Problems (the Highlights and Shadows Sliders) in Lightroom

    Scott Kelby
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    I always think of the Highlights and Shadows sliders as “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Step One: Here, we’ll use that same shot we just used for Auto Tone in the previous technique, since it has a number of exposure problems (I reset it here to the original version). When I took the shot, I let part of the sky…
  • Dynamic Linking Between Premiere and After Effects

    Daniel
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    Daniel helps remove the mystery behind Dynamic Linking, and shows you how easy Dynamic Linking can be between Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Exporting Video With an Alpha Channel from After Effects

    Daniel
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    Daniel describes how to export graphics and video clips with alpha channels in After Effects. Videoblocks.com is a members-only site offering a one-stop shop for stock video, where members can find video, backgrounds, and After Effects projects to meet their project’s needs and demands. In this tutorial, Daniel uses Videoblocks to find master shots of unique city locations, and b-roll clips.
  • Fixing Backlit Photos

    Scott Kelby
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    By Scott Kelby Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers One of the most common digital photography problems is photos where the subject is backlit, so it is almost a black silhouette. I think it’s so common because the human eye adjusts for backlit situations so well that, to our naked eye, everything looks great, but the camera exposes much differently and that shot that looked very balanced when you took it, really looks like what you see below. The Shadows slider (which replaced the Fill Light slider in the Basic panel), does the best job of fixing this…
 
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    Photojojo

  • Deep Thoughts

    Erin
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Ah, depth of field. As photo history geeks, we feel certain in our knowledge that every photographer everywhere has asked the pivotal question: “Hold up, what the deuce is depth of field and why is it important?” Yes, the age-old question. Simply put, depth of field (DoF) is the area of your photograph that is sharp and clear. While your camera can only focus in on a single point, your final image will have an area around that single point that appears to be in focus as well – that is the DoF of that image. DoF is important because it quickly defines your subject. A narrow DoF…
  • Free Pennant Party w/ Every Instant Camera!

    Erin
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Let’s get your pennant party started, hip-hip-huzzah! Today only, we’re giving you a pennant pack FREE when you buy any one of seven incredible instant cameras. If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on buying your favorite instant camera, today is the day! Use the pennants for an impromptu photo booth and pop off prints instantly. Insta-fun, right? Get Your Pennant Party Here! (...)Read the rest of Free Pennant Party w/ Every Instant Camera! (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Shoot Your Own Frozen Flower Photos!

    Taylor
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Spring is upon us. And it’s bringing a ton of flowers. Now the only question is: whatcha gonna do with all those blooming beauties? Ooh, we know! You should freeze ‘em, photograph ‘em, and then marvel at the gorgeous results. Seriously, frozen floral photos are so pretty and unique that it’s almost unfair . So let us show you how to make them with this easy peasy (freezy) tutorial. Freeze Flowers for Stunning Photos Thanks for the inspiration Mo Devlin! (...)Read the rest of Shoot Your Own Frozen Flower Photos! (508 words) © Taylor for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink…
  • Meet PJ:Drew Edition

    laurel
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Name: Drew “DJ DevDad” Johnston What Do You Do Here? I program all the things. Favorite Camera: My trusty Canon T1i with a 28mm f/1.8 lens. Learn Even More About Drew (...)Read the rest of Meet PJ:Drew Edition (82 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • New RainbowMini Instax Film

    laurel
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Somewhere over the rainbow … way up high! Bluebirds fly, and the Instax Film of our dreams is more colorful than ever. The newest Instax Mini Film in our shop features rainbow gradient borders on each print. No two in any pack are the same. Each color only happens, once in a lullaby. So take up your instant cam (or pick up a new one) and start dreaming those dreams that you dare to dream. Follow the Rainbow (or, this link) for Film © laurel for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • 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.
  • Canon EF11-24mm review

    7 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    Canon's new ultrawide zoom lens goes to a wide angle view, previously unavailable in a rectilinear lens. The review looks at what it's good for, and the image quality it produces. The article also addresses just why you might want to use it.
  • Review - BenQ PG2401PT 24" monitor

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    BenQ are a fairly new addition to the makers of high end pro monitors for colour critical applications. This review looks at the PG2401PT and the software for calibrating it, and its hardware calibration, which includes a 14 bit 3D LUT.
 
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  • 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

    Jack Baker
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    A look back at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. Read more and comment »
  • Macphun Noiseless Review

    Amy Davies
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Macphun Noiseless is a brand new noise reduction software app for the Mac. Designed to "flawlessly remove digital noise & make your photos look their best", is Noiseless worth integrating into your workflow? Find out now by reading our Macphun Noiseless review... Read the review »
  • SpiderPro Hand Strap

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Spider Camera Holster today announced the availability of their newest product, the SpiderPro Hand Strap. Read more and comment »
  • Adaptalux Kickstarter Campaign: 4 Days to Go

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    Adaptalux is an adaptable, miniature portable lighting studio designed for macro and product photography. Read more and comment »
  • Official Pentax K-3 II Sample Images

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Ricoh has published seven high-resolution sample photos taken with the new Pentax K-3 II digital SLR camera. Read more and comment »
 
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    CreativePro.com » News

  • The Future of Architecture and Design Book Publishing

    Erica Gamet
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Changes in the book publishing industry is an ongoing and ever-evolving beast, from the way information is presented, to the delivery methods involved. One category of books caught up in the sea change encompasses the architecture and design book publishing world. In May, Designers & Books and The Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in New York, will present a program dealing with the current situation and the future of this specific publishing market. Taking place at Herb Lubalin Study Center, the “What’s About to Happen in Architecture and…
  • Typographics: A Conference for People Who Use Type

    Ilene Strizver
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    Type enthusiasts take note: Typographics, a conference for people who use type, is scheduled for this June 8 to 18 in New York City. Typographics is a conference devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at Cooper Union in New York City as a combined effort of Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center. Cooper Union’s Foundation Building The main forum of the conference will be held on June 12 and 13. It will consist of presentations about graphic design, web design, publication…
  • Quilted Periodic Table of the Elements

    Erica Gamet
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    If you’re a science nut and love to show your geeky side, why let sleeping get in the way of that pride? Cuddle up with the periodic table of elements while you dream of beakers, test tubes, and Bunsen burners. That’s right, you can get the classic classroom chart as an 8-foot by 4-foot toasty warm quilt. This duvet for the brainy crowd springs from the mind of science author and collaborator Theodore Gray. You might know Gray as the guy who created “The Elements, A Visual Exploration” poster and app, or as the co-founder of Wolfram Research. Books and apps are great,…
  • Neue Haas Unica: The Lost Sequel to Univers and Helvetica

    Alan Gilbertson
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:56 am
    Pardon me for waxing enthusiastic. Some things are just too cool to stay calm about. An article that appeared recently on Wired starts like this: IMAGINE IF, DUE to some fluke, The Empire Strikes Back had only been shown in a couple of movie theaters. Imagine it fading into obscurity and existing for decades as nothing more than a cult film, a historical footnote, an object of fascination among serious movie buffs. That’s the story of Haas Unica. I recommend reading the rest of the article, and the background history of Neue Haas Unica on the Linotype website, because from a…
  • Certiport Holds Worldwide Design Competition for Students

    Erica Gamet
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Oh, look! Another design competition! Everyone can just relax, though, because this one is geared towards young emerging designers. And the winners comes home with more than fame and “something for his portfolio.” Certiport, the company that provides test services for Adobe’s certifications (among others), is holding their annual Adobe Certified Associate World Championship competition in Dallas, Texas this year. It’s the final step in a series of competitions held globally to recognize talent among “the next generation of design professionals.” Open to…
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • First Hands on with MIMIC — It’s a Game Changer [ Plus Score a Free MIMIC + MOVI Package ]

    Chase
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Today I’m excited to be the first to share with you a piece of game-changing technology that will help new AND established cinema / video camera operators capture world class moving pictures in the most intuitive, simple way that I’ve ever imagined. And if you read to the bottom of this post, you’ll see I’m giving you a chance to win this gear valued at ~$5000. Over my career in the photo & film industries I’ve had the good fortune to collaborate behind-the-scenes with many of the brightest minds, top brands and most innovative products. Among those I count experiences with…
  • Chasing Photographs (and Adventure) On Location In New Zealand

    Chase
    13 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    One thing that never gets old for me is the adventure of location photography. I thrive on the travel and escaping from one’s day-to-day, the challenges that Mother Nature conjures up and deploys on you at a whim, and the camaraderie of a crew – be it large or small – united on a mission in search of a stunning photo or two. Now combine that “one thing that never gets old” with another – the stunning country that is New Zealand.  This is perhaps the mother of all location shooting – there’s a reason that Peter Jackson chooses this backdrop for all the fantasy…
  • 6 Books Guaranteed to Make You More Creative

    Chase
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:59 am
    One of the most common misconceptions I come across is the belief that once you’ve somehow “made it,” I / one / you don’t hit ruts, bumps, run into blocks, or otherwise get paralyzed by the creative work that needs doing. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. I get thrown for a loop all the time. I’ve found myself off my game at numerous times in my career, getting lost for a bit and struggling to re-capture the clarity that comes with great creative vision, intent, and very hard work. And the same is true of so many of my friends who are at the top of their creative…
  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

    Chase
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    You my dear friends all know the drone photography + cinematography, UMAV’s, quadcopters, whatever the hell you wanna call them is all the rage these days. You don’t need me to tell you that. But even I couldn’t have predicted when I was first playing around with this stuff back in 2008, 09 and 2010 how fast this technology was going to blow up (figuratively). And…well… I’ve gotten to know the fine folks from DJI Global, attended their launch event in SF end of last year…and lo and behold, I last week scored their newest machine–The Inspire…
  • How to Overcome NO & Beat the System — “Dear White People” Director Justin Simien on #cjLIVE Wed Dec 10

    Chase
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:18 pm
    UPDATE: In case you missed it, here’s the re-watch of the incredible episode with Justin Simien, below! OR if you’re hungry for my audio PODCAST here via iTunes or (be sure to subscribe) or download the MP3 file here. Subscribe to keep up with future episodes and take a peek back all previous shows including performances by Macklemore and the Lumineers, insights from Adrian Grenier from Entourage fame, Tim Ferriss and many others. It’s my hope that after watching this you… …are now more inclined to take on a huge creative challenge …can use Justin’s…
 
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    Camera Labs

  • 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!
  • Samsung NX3000 review - budget mirrorless!

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    Samsung's NX3000 is an entry-level mirrorless camera that offers a 21.6 Megapixel APSC sensor, a 3in flip-up screen that's ideal for selfies, 1080p video, Wifi with NFC and the chance to trigger the shutter with a smile or a wink. Compatible with the growing range of NX mount lenses, the NX3000 currently represents very good value, but is up against tough rivals. In Ken's Samsung NX3000 review, he's compared it against models from Olympus and Panasonic which are also aimed at entry-level buyers who take their fare share of selfies. Find out which will suit you best!
  • Panasonic Lumix GM5 review - mini-mirrorless!

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Panasonic's Lumix GM5 is a tiny mirrorless system camera based on the Micro Four Thirds standard - so while it's roughly the same size as a Sony RX100, it actually supports interchangeable lenses. The GM5 builds on the existing GM1 by packing in a small but detailed electronic viewfinder, a hotshoe and a new control dial on the rear that greatly improves ergonomics over the original. As before there's also a touch-screen, Wifi (but no NFC) and 1080p video up to 60p. Find out if this is the small camera for you in my Panasonic Lumix GM5 review!
  • Nikon D5500 review - a step-up from entry-level DSLRs!

    30 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    The Nikon D5500 is an upper entry-level DSLR aimed at photographers looking for a step-up from a budget model without the expense or complication of a higher-end camera. Successor to the D5300, it shares the same 24 Megapixel sensor, 39-point AF, 5fps continuous shooting, 1080/ 50p / 60p video and built-in Wifi. New to the D5500 is a touch-screen (that remains fully articulated), a slightly smaller body and a flat video profile. Is it the right DSLR for you, or is a mid-range mirrorless the answer? Find out in my Nikon D5500 review!
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    Dr.Ozdi

  • 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.
  • Chladná jsou dubnová rána / Still freezing April mornings

    15 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Trochu chladu jsem si vypůjčil z prosincového focení na Mumlavě. Kde bych taky teď hledal rampouchy...zimy už dávno nejsou co bývaly. A nice freezing I took in December at the Mumlava river. Where I would looking for an icicles in April... winters are no longer what they used to be. V posledních měsících to tu trochu zanedbávám. Jiné životní priority, jak to bývá. Alespoň vybírám snímky už z užšího výběru...laskavý návštěvník ocení. Koukám, podle statistik sem v poslední době zavítá víc amíků než normálních lídí. A stovky z nějakýho…
  • Ve věžích / Between empires

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Jarní mlhy jsou hodně nevypočitatelný. Ne že by ty podzimní vypočitatelný byly, ale jarní jsou ještě o trochu nevypočitatelnější.Kousek od Bastei zkoušíme nové výhledy.Je vidět prd. Spring fogs are realy unpredictable. Ok, the autumn fogs are unpredictable too, but the spring ones are more unpredictable.We test new view points few minutes from Bastai. Někdy kolem roku 1993 dorazil do hitparády Mtv šlágr od East17 "House of Love". V klipu se na začátku mihne sprsklej čokl, pak se tam míhají kecky, dlaně a obličeje "repujících" pubertálních "umělců".Ještě…
  • Sedmero kopců / A seven hills

    2 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    I won't go I won't sleep I can't breathe Until you're resting here with me Dido - Here with Me
  • Modré tóny / Blue tones

    21 Mar 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Zima je už v nenávratnu a bláznivé jaro zase blázní. Winter already left and crazy spring is crazy as every year.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • A Lighting Build for a Boxer

    Joe McNally
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:13 am
    We kind of all know where to put the light by now, at least mostly. Well, some of the time, anyway. Basic lighting info is all over the internet, some of it good, some of it bad or just indifferent. It’s pretty ubiquitous, to the point of being monotonous, such as the axiom of “If you move the light closer to your subject it will appear softer.” There’s so much of this out there you might actually begin to think it’s important, like the kind of important that shows up on the nightly newscast. “Earlier today it was reported that a man with a flash into an umbrella was evidently…
  • Paloma!

    Joe McNally
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:00 pm
      You  know you’ve been in the business a long time when startling, talented newcomers cause waves and news, and you photograph their sterling debuts. And then you see them retire. So it is with Paloma Herrerra, who I photographed years ago for a story in LIFE. She was then the “baby ballerina” of ABT, incredibly gifted, and young, and poised for greatness. Below, a portrait, onstage at the Met. Along with Paloma, Julie Kent is also retiring in the next month or so. I only had one chance to photograph her, below, with Marcelo Gomes. Also exiting the stage is the…
  • Goodbye, Danny…

    Joe McNally
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    When I first arrived in NYC, nurturing faint hopes to become a photographer in the Big Apple, Danny Farrell was the dean of NYC press photography, a class act, and much respected. A shooter’s shooter, nobody was tougher when the job was on the line. He delivered. A resplendent generalist who shot it all, his particular genius was on full display at Yankee Stadium, and at the tracks, Belmont and Aqueduct. Baseball and the horses—nobody beat him. He loved pictures, and life. As good as he was, he was also approachable and decent, always up for a laugh and a beer, or maybe even a good…
  • The Boys of Summer, or, Thank Goodness Winter’s Over….

    Joe McNally
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:36 pm
    This Terminator of a winter finally fades as a memory. It was indeed like a movie monster who wouldn’t die, who rose up again and again, for one last kill or thrill. I’ve still got a pile of filthy ice and snow in the shadows of my driveway. I walk past it gingerly, lest I wake it. The bitter winter, combined with the fact that I couldn’t honestly tell you anything about anyone who starts for the Knicks, has made the crack of a bat and the slap of a ball hitting a glove welcome noises indeed. Prospects of success for NY based baseball are iffy at best this spring, but like the green…
  • A Quick Thing About a Shadow

    Joe McNally
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    Taught last week at SVA, which was fun to do. Katrin Eismann has built a powerhouse program there for all manner of visual storytelling and communication. She asked me to come in and teach PhotoShop, but I elected to talk about lighting instead. :-))) Got a chance to work with a wonderful dancer, Paul Singh. Fortuitously, one of the SVA studios has a door leading to an old fire escape, and an array of very large windows. ‘Tis the ongoing cruelty of Manhattan that such an array of windows never sees direct sun and yields a view of crumbling brick and mortar mere yards away. So, go out on…
 
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    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.
  • What Do You Want

    Jason
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Wednesday to the World! As you may have noticed, CanonBlogger has been a bit silent lately.  I’ve sporadically made some posts of new content here and there, but with such a plethora of other photography blogs, podcasts, and sites… Read more → The post What Do You Want appeared first on Canon Blogger.
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    Endless Years/Snapping Cat

  • 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…
  • Dan & Elmo Trash Photography Podcast November 2014

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

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

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

  • NASA 2,540mm F/8 Lens for Sale on eBay

    Liron Samuels
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Joining the list of cool and rare photography gear for sale on eBay is a gigantic 2,540mm lens, of the kind NASA used to track the Saturn V rocket launch in the Apollo and several other programs. Weighing in at 180 pounds, original case included, you might need a rocket of your own to lug [...]The post NASA 2,540mm F/8 Lens for Sale on eBay appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Fire Wings Light Painting Captured on Smartphone

    Udi Tirosh
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Smartphones are not naturally meant for light painting. Mostly because they (mostly) have small sensors that do not handle long exposures well, and accumulate noise like a TV set on a dead channel. The engineering team at Huawei came up with a clever concept to overcome that limitation and they handle light painting in a very [...]The post Fire Wings Light Painting Captured on Smartphone appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Experimental Philosopher Plans To Take 1000 Year Long Exposure Of Holyoke Mountains

    Tiffany Mueller
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Be sure to mark your calendars, in the year 3015, the world’s longest exposure may or may not exist. In what may be one of the most ambitious photographs taken to date, writer/experimental philosopher/conceptual artist, Jonathon Keats, has designed and constructed a pinhole camera which he says will allow him to take a 1,000 year [...]The post Experimental Philosopher Plans To Take 1000 Year Long Exposure Of Holyoke Mountains appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Comparing 7 Common Light Modifiers

    Robert Mitchell
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:41 pm
    Guest post by Robert Mitchell. Hit the bottom of the post to see his links. When assembling a lighting kit, it’s very difficult to know which modifiers are best for the type of work you want to do, and sometimes you don’t know or are discovering what you want to shoot. There are reflectors, umbrellas, square [...]The post Comparing 7 Common Light Modifiers appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Photojournalist Pushed To Ground; Reuters Reporter Detained During Night Of Unrest In Baltimore

    Tiffany Mueller
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Saturday night, huge crowds of protesters converged on the streets of Baltimore to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a black male who sustained life ending injuries during an arrest made by the Baltimore City Police Department on April 12th. Like many similar protests that have taken place in recent months, the protest began as [...]The post Photojournalist Pushed To Ground; Reuters Reporter Detained During Night Of Unrest In Baltimore appeared first on DIY Photography.
 
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: Animating Layer Styles, Glyn Dewis, and Logo Design – Episode 414

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    In this season finale, Corey has a trick on animating with layer styles. Pete and Corey welcome Glyn Dewis who has a tip on retouching sports physiques. Pete closes out the show with a tip on a cool logo design. GlynDewis.com Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 414 is now playing! Download Episode 414 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Cloud Brush and Classic Photo Trick – Episode 413

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    Pete has a tip on using a cloud brush. Kristina Sherk joins Corey on set for a tip on creating eye dimension within your retouch and she also offers a retouching preset to download from her site sharkpixel.com. Corey has a tip on creating a classic photo effect. sharkpixel.com Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 413 is now playing! Download Episode 413 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click…
  • PhotoshopUser TV: CC Markets SVG Files and Animated Effects – Episode 412

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Corey has a tip on creating animated effects in Photoshop for your video clip. Pete goes more in depth on the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and demonstrates downloading and using .svg files in Photoshop. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 412 is now playing! Download Episode 412 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D Texture Trick and Downloading Brushes from CC Market – Episode 411

    Aaron Westgate
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Corey has a tutorial about a cool, 3D texture trick. Pete addresses the Adobe Creative Cloud Market and shows how to download and use brushes from there. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 411 is now playing! Download Episode 411 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
  • PhotoshopUser TV: Crafting the Image and 3D Reflections – Episode 410

    Aaron Westgate
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:41 am
    Pete has a tip on crafting your image. Corey answers some viewer mail on creating a 3D reflection within your image and how to do it. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech Photoshop User TV Episode 410 is now playing! Download Episode 410 (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)
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    Image Sensors World

  • Thermal Diode Array Technology?

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Consumer grade thermal cameras keep coming. After FLIR One with microbolometric imager, Seek Thermal came with Raytheon microbolometric sensor, and now Hema Imaging is closing a successful Kickstarter campaign.Hema Vision camera utilizes 82x62 Heimann Sensor GmbH thermal sensor based on the new "thermal diode array technology." Hema Imaging writes: "Heimann Sensor GmbH is a developer and manufacturer of thermopile arrays for thermal sensing and other infrared sensors, and leads the world in thermopile array technology and now are the experts in thermal diode array technology."It should be…
  • Sony CCD End-of-Life News

    Vladimir Koifman
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    The post has been deleted by Sony request. Sorry for the confusion.
  • Sony Exmor Generations

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Framos publishes a nice explanation of Sony Exmor generations. Sony uses Exmore trademark for sensors with column-parallel ADC architecture with dual CDS (analog comparator auto-zero and up/down counting in digital domain). Framos infographics below explains the evolution and improvements from 1st to 6th generation of Exmor:
  • Fast and High Resolution 3D Imaging

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    PMA Newsline overviews the Northwestern University Comp Photo Lab work on fast and high resolution 3D depth imaging. The main idea of the paper "MC3D: Motion Contrast 3D Scanning" by Nathan Matsuda and Mohit Gupta, presented on April 24 at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography is to limit the structured light laser scanning by the area where the 2D camera detects a change. That way the static areas are not scanned. A Vimeo video explains the advantages of this approach:
  • STMicro Strikes Go On

    Vladimir Koifman
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Electronics Weekly reports that strikes at ST, Crolles, France, facilities continue. The union is calling for the French government to start an investigation into ST management. Union talk about increasing "brain drain" from ST. Crolles is the location of ST fabs that manufacture image sensors, and also ST pixel design group.
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    Visual Realia

  • 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
  • Meal at First Light

    visualrealia
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    Sunday BrunchWoodberry Kitchen, Baltimore, Marylandhttp://www.facebook.com/WoodberryKitchenhttp://www.woodberrykitchen.com/ 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: Woodberry KitchenBaltimoreMarylandrestauntblack and whitegalleryphotographyfood
  • Minimum Wage Increase: Right for Conservatives?

    visualrealia
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    There are certain political issues that logically break down between the major parties. But the minimum wage? I never understood why conservatives would not be supportive. But apparently the York-Adams County House Republican Delegation isn’t. In a statement following Governor Wolf’s budget proposal, they note, “Saddling them (small businesses) with burdensome tax increases and increasing the minimum wage does not support the job creators that provide employment to middle-class Pennsylvanians.” Perhaps we should ask small business owners. They’ve been asked. - A (national) survey…
  • "Inside Hanover" Event - May 2, 2015

    visualrealia
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    "Inside Hanover" - Saturday, May 2nd, 10 AM - 1 PM Put the date on your calendar and plan on exploring downtown Hanover as spring starts inviting us outside for a walk. It's been two years since the photowalks were put on hiatus, but they're coming back for one camera-optional event. If you're in the area, walk with us and check out the architecture and inside of businesses, churches, landmarks, etc. around town, no camera required. Want to try a photowalk? That's an option, too; come prepared with your cell phone camera, a DSLR or anything between. More info to come, but if you'd like to…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 3 Keyboard Shortcuts for People View

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:18 am
    As a person who does a lot of pictures of people, I am very excited to get into tagging them in People view in Lightroom CC. Here are three shortcuts that I think will speed up that process for you. O and G : The G key will always bring you to Grid view in Lightroom – so we already know that one. The O key will bring you into People view. If you have your people scanning turned off in Activity center, this is the only time that the scanning will take place. Shift O: Once you have a stack of images collected in either the named or unnamed section, you’ll need to name them. You can…
  • Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here’s a quick tip to start off your Monday. If you have a plugin that you would like to stop running in Lightroom CC, it’s as easy as going into the Plugin Manager. Click on File>Plugin Manager and you’ll see a list of running plugins for your system. Highlight the one that you want to stop and click on the Disable button on the right of the window. Now, the plugin is stopped, and no longer available! The post Quick Tip: Turning off a Plugin appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • “The Lightroom Show” Episode #11 is Finally (finally!) Here!

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:02 pm
    So sorry for getting this out so late today — we had a technical glitch that kept this awesome, awesome Lightroom CC episode sitting on a server somewhere, but now it’s free to roam out there on the interwebs. It’s our first episode talking about Lightroom CC, so we cover a bit in this episode (which is slightly longer than our regular episodes). Also, if you watched any of our four live Webinars Tuesday, some of this is going to be stuff you’ve already heard, but we have a few new things thrown in just for good measure. I’m covering the new Panos feature,…
  • If You’re Having Lightroom CC Install Issues

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Hi Gang: This is a quick-fix that’s working for many folks who are having install issues with Lightroom CC, and luckily it’s a really easy. Here’s what to do: STEP ONE: Go to the Creative Cloud App – click on the little Gear icon in the top right corner of window and choose Preferences (as shown above).   STEP TWO: Click the Sign Out button (as shown above). STEP THREE: Sign right back in and that should fix the problem. NOTE: Two more things: (1) You need to sign out/in exactly the way I showed here — from the preferences. Don’t sign out any other way.
  • What the crop? Part 3: body parts

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:01 pm
    When cropping people the general rule is to try to avoid cropping hands, feet and joints. When you crop at those points the image looks unfinished or haphazard, so try to crop between the joints. Here is a run down of cutting up bodies that would have Hannibal salivating. cropping feet = big no no cropping between feet and knees looks more deliberate and acceptable cropping between knees and hips is usually ok too, but notice in this example that the shorts and the lines on the socks create visual tension with the frame. Not the best crop. cropping the hand is usually another no-no cutting…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Real World Review – Lexar HD2 : Multi Reader Just Got Better

    Damon
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:32 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 […]
  • 10 years of ThinkTankPhoto : Best Camera Bags in the Biz

    Damon
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Technical Image Press Association Names Think Tank Photo’s 10th Anniversary Airport International™ LE Classic Rolling Camera Case 2015 “Best Photo Bag” Seems like only yesterday that I was walking the lanes of PhotoPlus Expo in NYC and saw a sea of black bags, with a company name I had never heard of. ThinkTank Photo. Aside […]
  • Lynn Goldsmith : Streets Of NYC @ Morrison Hotel Gallery

    Damon
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:12 pm
    U2, NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1982 ©Lynn Goldsmith/courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery One thing you have to love about New York City is the incredible amount of quality photography at any given time. While Upper East Side has AIPAD right now, Soho, and Morrison Hotel Gallery in particular, has some of the best portraits of […]
  • AIPAD @35: A Return To Photographic Essence

    Damon
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The Park Avenue Armory in NYC is now showing the 35th year of the Association of International Photographic Art Dealers, and this year is spectacular! With a first pass along the perimeter and the lanes, the showing of 89 different dealers photo dealers in this elegant space felt like an overall return to a greater […]
  • Nikon J5 – Update On the Compact Coming Soon

    Damon
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:37 pm
    Nikon has announced the next generation in their mirrorless One series. The J5 is on its way. They know their customers and have continued to deliver a camera that does just what they want. This series has proven to be a star performer in the Asian market but has been a little slower going in […]
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    Tips dan Trik Fotografi

  • Keuntungan media digital untuk fotografi anak

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Media digital memberikan kita keuntungan lebih yakni kita bisa mendapatkan gambar sebanyak banyaknya setelah acara pemotretan selesai. Selain itu kita juga bisa menyunting dan melakukan editing gambar sesuai yang di kehendaki sehingga menghasilkan gambar artistik dan melakukan sortasi terhadap gambar yang tidak terpakai lagi. Salah satu bagian dari kamera DSLR yang telah bertransformasi adalah LCD yang memberikan kita banyak manfaat. LCD Playback Ukuran resolusi LCD sangat penting untuk menunjukkan kepada kita apakah sudah mendapatkan gambar yang baik atau belum dan juga saat memotret mampu…
  • Image Stabilization, aperture, dan shutter speed untuk fotografi anak

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Image stabilization akan memperbaiki blur akibat pergerakan kamera dan mengijinkan kita untuk memotret tanpa menggunakan tripod pada shutter speed yang agak lambat. Dua perusahaan besar canon dan nikon menawarkan fitur ini dengan nama berbeda yakni IS pada canon dan VR/Vibration reduction pada nikon. Aperture Lensa tele memiliki depth of field yang lebih sempit dibanding lensa yang memiliki focal length yang lebih pendek. Semakin dekat jarak kita dengan subjek maka semakin sempit area aperture. Beberapa fotografer professional senang menggunakan bukaan aperture f/8 atau f/11 untuk memberikan…
  • Fokus lensa untuk fotografi anak

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Bagian kepala dan bahu merupakan bagian terpenting yang perlu diperhatikan seorang fotografer. Bagian bahu misalnya jangan sampai terlihat rata seperti dipotret langsung dari arah depan. Posisi bahu yang ideal adalah 45 derajat menghadap ke kamera, sehingga tidak lurus begitu saja. Lain hal dengan kepala, maka area mata perlu tampak tajam dibandingkan dengan area lain diseluruh tubuh. Kita perlu berhati-hati karena bekerja dengan depth of field yang sangat sempit karena bisa jadi titik fokus tidak jatuh di mata melainkan area tubuh yang lain. Disinilah diperlukan pengetahuan lebih tentang…
  • Focal length untuk fotografi anak

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    Kamera DSLR memiliki kemampuan yang istimewa apalagi kamera dengan sensor full frame yang mampu menghasilkan gambar berkualitas yang minim noise. Namun hal yang perlu diingat adalah bukan kamera yang menghasilkan gambar namun visi seorang fotografer yang akan membentuk suatu gambar yang menarik. Kemudahan yang didapat dari berbagai jenis lensa juga menjadi keunggulan yang tidak ditemui pada kamera pocket, dan seperti yang banyak dibahas dalam forum online lensa dengan focal length kisaran 80-130 mm merupakan focal length ideal untuk fotografi portrait apapun termasuk anak. focal length…
  • Pengenalan portrait untuk anak

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Memotret bayi dan anak anak pada dasarnya gampang-gampang susah. Mudah karena si kecil selalu bersama kita dan susahnya mereka susah/belum bisa diatur dan gerakan mereka tidak bisa ditebak. Perubahan mood dapat terjadi kapanpun saat sesi pemotretan entah karena mereka tidak nyaman atau menginginkan sesuatu bahkan tanpa alasan yang jelas. Mudahnya jika kita tidak bisa memotret orang dewasa maka akan kesulitan memotret anak-anak. Sementara orang dewasa dapat mengontrol diri dan lingkungannya, anak kecil tidak. Mereka seringkali ketakutan tanpa alasan yang tidak kita ketahui. Karena hal tersebut…
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    PhotoAbuse

  • A Birdwatching Chimpanzee

    Jeff
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I paid a visit to Lincoln Park Zoo a couple of weeks ago. The weather was the best its been in months and it felt really good to get out and enjoy. This Chimpanzee on the other hand, decided he would just sit in the sun and watch the birds. Making pictures in a zoo […] The post A Birdwatching Chimpanzee appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Late Afternoon – Chicago River

    Jeff
    8 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I never tire of this view of the Chicago River. It’s amazing how the view changes with the light. A while back I made another picture when it was a little darker out and liked that one too. The only problem with that one was the crane from the building going up at Wolf Point. […] The post Late Afternoon – Chicago River appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Bridge – Chicago

    Jeff
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Built in 1922, the Wells Street Bridge connects the North Side of Chicago to the Loop. This is a 2 level bridge with the CTA Brown/Purple line traveling on top and 3 lanes of southbound traffic below. This view is looking east from the Franklin Street bridge. It was late afternoon and the light was […] The post Bridge – Chicago appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Skateboarding in the Park

    Jeff
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hopped on the train again this weekend and headed toward Chicago. Destination: Lincoln Park. Got off the train and headed north on the Brown Line. I thought it might be a nice day to go to the zoo.  A little too late though as I was there for about a half hour and they closed. […] The post Skateboarding in the Park appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Intensity

    Jeff
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    While I don’t know most of the rules when it comes to Water Polo, one thing I do know is that I really like watching it! These kids put everything they have into it and can go from joking around on the deck to pure intensity once in the pool when the whistle blows. This […] The post Intensity appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
 
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • How Can You Improve The Clarity Of The View Through The Windows Of Homes You Shoot?

    larry
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:35 pm
    Robert asked the question: I’m a real estate photographer who uses Enfuse and Lightroom to process my images. I’d like to find a way to improve the views through the windows of houses I shoot and I was wondering if Photoshop Elements 13 might be a good solution. From what I understand, I need to […]
  • Enfuse E-book Now Included With The Enfuse Video Series

    larry
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:06 pm
    We’d like to announce that as of April 22, 2015 we have included Simon Maxwell’s e-book on Enfuse with the Enfuse video series. So you now get both the video series and the e-book for $125 USD. All video subscribers can now download the e-book PDF directly from the page all the videos are on. […]
  • Congratulations Brandon Cooper PFRE April Photographer Of The Month

    larry
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Congratulations to Brandon Cooper, in Fort McMurray Alberta, CA. Brandon is an agent in Fort McMurray. You dazzled the jurors with your master bedroom shot! Here are the results of the jury voting: 61 pts, #31, Brandon Cooper, Fort McMurray, Alberta 22 pts, #29, Ethan Tweedie, Big Island, Hawaii 14 pts, #13, Tony Colangelo, Victoria, BC […]
  • What Do You Think About The New HDR Processing In Lightroom CC/Adobe Camera RAW?

    larry
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:21 pm
    New HDR Processing Is In ACR: A feature of Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6/ACR that is probably getting the most attention is the HDR feature (at least from real estate photographer). First of all, as Julieanne’s video shows this HDR feature is not in Lightroom at all, it’s in Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) 9. This means this feature […]
  • Getting The Best Possible Quality Photos On MLSs and Syndicated Sites

    larry
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Bill in Cleveland says: In Cleveland the MLS is taking photos from the Realtors at 2048 pixels wide then they the MLS knocks them down to 640 pixels for their use but when they send them on to Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com they are sending the 640 resolution and not the 2048 res. I believe it is […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: Rain

    Stella Jost
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:43 am
    Don’t dread the downpour but savor the moment and each little droplet! Scan your archives, make your choice, and tweet it to @Flickr, adding #TwitterTuesday #Rain. We’ll showcase the best ones on the Flickr Blog tomorrow. www.twitter.com/flickr Photo CC-BY from Mike Russell (flic.kr/p/aUc2VR)  
  • Three mothers transform a photographer’s prejudices

    Ryan Fritzsche
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    Before embarking on her series Balancing Acts, photographer Lucy Gray had little respect for ballet as a career. “My perception of ballerinas, as a feminist, was that they were starving themselves for their job, that they were doing what they did for a man that was telling them what to do, that they didn’t want to grow up,” she says. “But,” she adds, “as a photographer, your job is to hunt down your prejudices and get rid of them.” Lucy, a former writer for Elle magazine, had always admired working mothers — her own mother worked while raising her and her four siblings. She…
  • Flickr Friday: The Unexpected Detail selection

    Tatiana Criscione
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    The theme for last week’s #FlickrFriday was #UnexpectedDetail. And we sure didn’t expect so many great pictures! Thank you for your contributions! Here are some of our favorites, and you are welcome to go directly to our Flickr Friday group pool to see all contributions.
  • Flickr Friday: Into The Wild

    Solène
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 am
    Let yourself out of the urban days and embrace the nature a little. Go out of the city and #IntoTheWild. In this week’s Flickr Friday we invite you to take your best shot for this theme #IntoTheWild. We will feature our favorite photos from submissions you share in the Flickr Friday group pool in the Flickr Blog next week. www.flickr.com/groups/flickrfriday/ Photo CC by motograf flic.kr/p/4QsYN2
  • Twitter Tuesday: Panic

    Tatiana Criscione
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    The theme for this week’s #TwitterTuesday was #Panic. But don’t panic! The photos we got were incredible! Here are our selected favorites, and you could see all submissions directly in our Twitter feed.
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    Scott Wyden Imagery

  • When Blown Out Highlights Work

    Scott
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Many times in photographs when an area is so white that there is no detail, the photo is not as attractive. In fact, many times, those blown out highlights don’t work and distract from the main subject of the photo. But sometimes it works. Sometimes blown out highlights add to a photograph. This photograph is of a classic car. I could have easily diffused the light to reduce the highlight. But to me it adds that bit of reality to the photo. Light pouring through the triangle shaped window of an old car. So remember that blown out highlights can work, if done correctly.  
  • Artistic Expressions Photo Contest

    Scott
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m honored to be judging another photo contest at ViewBug.  The topic this time is called Artistic Expressions, and I invite you to join! If you are not a member of ViewBug then please be sure to sign up here. Then when ready you can submit your photo to the Artistic Expressions photo contest by clicking here. The rules for this contest is pretty simple, but can be twisted in any way you can creatively imagine.  Basically you need to show artistic expression within a photograph. It could be a dancer, or someone playing music.  Be creative and have fun with it. The winner will…
  • The Impact of Simplicity

    Scott
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Like the photos I shared the other day, these are very similar. The difference is literally color versus black and white. The color photo was cross processed using a white light balance to bring out some of the creepy blue tones you see in the background. The exposure is also quite dark so you can just barely see the building behind the sign. I did not have a tripod with me, so my exposure could only be so long without going blurry. But I’ll get back there one day and will be prepared for the same subject matter with a fresh take. I was in Vineland for Passover Seder with my in-laws and…
  • WE35 Field Report: The Difference Is Night And Day

    Scott
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The title of this article is meant to be silly and serious at the same time. Being a part of the WE35 research team is so much fun, and allows me to think about photographing in many ways. The photographs you will see here were photographed at two different times of day.  One was around 1:3pm and the other around 8:00pm. The goal was to photograph the same scene during daytime and nighttime. I know the scene here isn’t the most attractive one, but this article and the photos are more about the point, or lesson, to be learned. Look at the daytime photo first. The colors are nice because…
  • Flatiron

    Scott
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Flatiron building in New York City is one of the most iconic buildings in the entire city. It is one that nearly every tourist visits and looks at with such curiosity. And the best part is, it’s not flat. Spoiler alert.. it’s actually a triangle. This photograph was made during one of my many trips into the city.  I was standing at street level, like usual, just waiting for the cloud to move into the right position. I love how the light on one side is so much brighter than the other side. That light really puts the shape of the building into perspective.
 
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • Why Jen Rozenbaum’s Clients Are Shamelessly Feminine

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Jen Rozenbaum is a celebrated New York City boudoir photographer. Thanks to ShootDotEdit, she will be presenting a free webinar on the Art of Posing Women, on April 29th, 2015. A little bit more about Jen – “Jen embraces her femininity while allowing women to embrace their own. In just five years, Jen has found a burgeoning audience in the intimate photography market. She proves that you can own your world if you live fearlessly, think audaciously, and act spontaneously. Jen has been featured in such places such as Good Morning America, AOL, and Entrepreneur Magazine.” Being one…
  • Brooke Shaden: Fine Art Photographer & Philanthropist

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Brooke Shaden is a fine art photographer based in Arizona. Her photographs are dream-like, ethereal and definitely complex in tone. I’ll be the first to admit that each work of art has the capacity to draw you in and hold you hostage. From her own website: “Brooke works to create new worlds within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements. Brooke’s photography questions the definition of what it means to be alive.” Brooke and I got a chance to speak…
  • Why Petronella Lugemwa Rocks Multicultural Weddings

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    I love meeting and getting to know kindred spirits in the photography business. When I photographed South Asian and multicultural weddings, I looked to a few people to inspire me. Knowing that I wasn’t alone as a wedding photographer in a very specific niche was a God-send. I include Petronella among those who kept my spirits alive. So, who is Petronella? Petronella Lugemwa, is a multicultural wedding photographer based in New York. She has a wonderful and diverse background that includes a degree in chemical engineering and a MBA as well. We talked about her beginnings in Uganda and…
  • Learn Scott Robert Lim’s Secrets To Booking A $10k Wedding

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    Scott Robert Lim is quite the talker. But he walks the walk too. He is an internationally recognized photographer who has spent over 15 years photographing weddings. He is also a mentor to many photographers around the world. Lim’s CreativeLive courses are always very popular because he never holds back on teaching. In fact, he told me that these days he sees himself more of a teacher than anything else. So, it didn’t come as a surprise that he was teaching through a free webinar again. This time the topic is something close to Lim’s heart – tips to booking a $10k…
  • Matthew Jordan Smith’s Quest To Find The Next American President

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Matthew Jordan Smith’s repertoire as a commercial and fashion photographer is well known around the world. Yet, he chose to work on a personal project that took him to all 50 states. The project involved visiting with 100 families across the USA. He photographed children outdoors, holding up signs with their ambitions and ideas to lead their country. It’s a project that took him 3 years to complete. After pouring his own resources into the project to start photographing children in America, Smith ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. He now has published a book that is every bit…
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    PixSylated

  • Learning To Use Canon’s 600EX-RT Speedlite

    Syl Arena
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I continue to plow forward on the update to the Speedliter’s Handbook — which includes all the necessary insights on how to operate the 600EX-RT Speedlite. I expect that the new edition will be out by mid-summer. (See it here on Amazon.) In the meantime, here is a laundry list of online resources that I have produced that cover the 600EX-RT system and Speedliting in general. 600EX-RT Specific Mastering The 600EX-RT With Syl Arena — a video presentation that I did for Canon Digital Learning Center The 600EX-RT System — an article/video that I did for the Canon Pro…
  • Do Not Use Lithium Batteries in Speedlites—New Canon Advisory

    Syl Arena
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    While updating the information in my chapter on batteries for the new edition of the Speedliter’s Handbook, I came upon a relatively new service advisory from Canon (December 2014) that advises against the use of lithium batteries in virtually all Speedlites. Canon acknowledges that lithium batteries may become extremely hot when used in Speedlites. This should be considered breaking news for Speedliters. I checked the user manuals for the last five Speedlite introductions and they all say that lithium batteries can be used in the Speedlite. I said a long while back that lithium…
  • Free NYC Seminar, Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites, Sun. Mar 15

    Syl Arena
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    If you are in the NYC-area, I hope that you will join me at the B&H Event Space on Sunday, March 15 for a free seminar—Crafting Great Light With Canon Speedlites. I will provide a complete update to how my workflow has changed since I started with Canon’s 600EX-RT radio Speedlite system. I’ll also cover how Canon’s new cameras continue to make Speedliting easier. Of course, I will also share loads of insights into how I used Speedlites to create shots like the one just below—lit with a single Speedlite and the Strobos grid kit. Thanks to Canon USA for sponsoring this…
  • Personal Work: My First Steps With Trichroic Lighting

    Syl Arena
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:53 pm
    My original vision was to show how separate red, green, and blue lights can be combined to form the secondary colors—cyan, magenta, and yellow. My obsession with color continues. Last night I worked on a photo to open the “Mechanics of Light” chapter in the new Speedliter’s Handbook. My original vision, much along the lines of the photo above, was to demonstrate how separate sources of red, green, and blue light combine to form all of the other colors. In the photo above, you will see that the secondary colors of light—cyan, magenta, and yellow—appear as shadows. For…
  • ‘Speedliter’s Handbook’ Tops 400 Reader Reviews On Amazon! New Edition Coming This Spring.

    Syl Arena
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    I remain humbled by the success of my Speedliter’s Handbook. Recently, the Handbook passed 400 reader reviews on Amazon. That is a stratospheric number for a photography book. Heartfelt thanks go out to every reader who took the time to share their thoughts on the book. When the book was launched four years ago, I never expected it to be embraced by so many shooters. Looking forward…I’ve been hard at work for these past many months on a complete update of the Handbook (as evidenced by my complete lack of posts here on PixSylated since August). The 2nd-edition will be…
 
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • wedding anniversary album

    emilie
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    On Saturday we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary. I surprised J with a wedding album. If you can believe it, we had yet to have one made! Crazy, I know (I can empathize with the cobbler's children not having any shoes).I opted for a flush style 10x10 with a blue linen cover that matched our wedding colors (orange and blue). I still daydream about owning a breathtaking Queensberry, but it's not in our budget at the moment. As I was planning for our anniversary, it became increasingly important that we not wait any longer lusting for the perfect book. It's not about just us anymore, it's…
  • Maine wedding fashion

    emilie
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:43 pm
    It's been such fun to see the new 2016 spring lines coming out of Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. Plunging necklines, attached skirts, daring use of lace and skin. I'm excited to see what new trends our beautiful couples will adopt. Below, a few of our favorite looks from last season.
  • announcing wedding ceremony vows + toasts videography

    nicole
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Having a videographer at your wedding doesn't always mesh with our photojournalistic, fly-on-the-wall approach to capturing your big day. But we totally appreciate how our couples want to enjoy their ceremony and special toasts from a different angle.A photograph speaks a thousand words, but, admittedly, it can't bring back the sound of a loved one's laugh or the hitch in your bridesmaid's breath as she kept happy tears at bay. Those nervous flutters you felt as you exchanged vows will only return anew when you watch them again on your anniversary.This is why we're so excited to announce to…
  • Twin time in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

    denise
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Julia and Dave back in 2012 at Laudholm Farm in Wells.  Since then these two have become parents to twins Whit and Ellie, who are now 8 months old. As a twin myself, I was delighted to go down for a visit to document these two bundles of cuteness in Jamaica Plain. Whit was camera ready from the moment I began, looking right into the lens and hamming it up as I clicked away.  Ellie was a little more cautious, not entirely sure what this stranger was doing in her house.  After a while they both went back to focusing on mom and…
  • 21 Day Fix invitation

    emilie
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Spring is coming (any day now, right?!) and after spring is wedding season! Whether you're getting married, in a wedding, attending a wedding, photographing a wedding, working a wedding or not at all affiliated with weddings (ha!), the warmer weather inspires us all to take a little better care of ourselves.I admit, I've had a terrible time fitting in fitness after having children. Between my two little humans, a husband, a dog, a house, a business and team, there's very little left for me. I used to work out several times a week with a personal trainer pre-kids (shout out to Cindy of Body of…
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    Photography Monthly

  • Photo of the day 28/04/15

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:06 am
    Today's photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Spring Colours by Konstantino Kousis
  • Digital Photography Level 2 with The V&A

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:55 am
    This course for digital SLR camera users is designed for students who have already completed the Level 1 course or those who already have a good understanding of manual camera control and want to improve their camera skills and advance their creative phot
  • Photography: Personal Archives

    28 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Discover what makes a compelling body of work in this creative photography course and establish your own photographic archive hosted by The V&A
  • Compose and Expose: Digital SLR Photography for Beginners

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A practical course for those who are new to photography, learn how to creatively use your camera controls, capture light and colour and edit your photos brought to you by The V&A
  • Photo of the week 24/04/15

    24 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Today's photo of the day and next week's photo of the week chosen from our online gallery is A New Day by Simone Rudolphi.
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    Image Design Blog

  • The new Fabergé Pearl Egg.

    John Simoudis
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    The only way to celebrate Orthodox Easter. Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • Bottega Veneta - Emotion of Sound

    John Simoudis
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    For “Emotion of Sound,” Bottega Veneta gave a group of creatives carte blanche to take ambient noise from its atelier and craft a visual story around it. The film is intended to “emotionally engage and indulge the senses” of Bottega Veneta’s audience.Bottega Veneta keeps art at the forefront of its campaigns, offering different perspectives of its collections through creative partnerships. Each year, for every season of looks, Bottega Veneta offers consumer’s a different perspective with a different guest photographer for the campaign. Starting with the fall/winter 2002-2003…
  • Ralph Gibson at Leica

    John Simoudis
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
    Ralph Gibson - Live at Leitz Park from Leica Camera on Vimeo.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • How to create a compelling presentation.

    John Simoudis
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Yesterday I sat down with a colleague who is thinking of pitching a new project to a couple of companies. He is in the middle of a career change and the last few months he has been undergoing a soul-searching process that is familiar to those who are between projects or positions. He asked me to look at his deck and propose some ways to polish it.My first instinct is to always go through the content of a presentation in its present form and see if it captures my interest. My friend’s concept was intriguing but his verbal explanation of it did not match the content that was written for it so…
  • Danny Macaskill: The Ridge

    John Simoudis
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    An amazing piece of adventure cinematography and daredevil bicycle riding. It will leave you breathless.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
 
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    Graf Nature Photography

  • 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...
  • Immersivity

    Mark
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    After years of trying various earbuds for listening to music, I finally invested in a nice pair of over-ear headphones this year.   It is amazing how much they can...
  • Cold new year morning

    Mark
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    It was quite peaceful out at 6:45 am on the first morning of the new year.   As I drove out to the lake with my camera gear in the...
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    PhotoNaturalist

  • 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…
  • Remember To Update Your Camera’s Clock

    Steve Berardi
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:50 pm
    Yesterday (March 8) was the start of Daylight Saving Time (DST) here in the US, so I thought it’d be a good time to remind everyone to update your camera’s clock. It’s helpful to keep the clock very accurate (down to the second!), so you can better review your photos later. Sometimes the best way to learn is to constantly review old photos and revisit your thought process of creating those images. So, knowing the exact time the image was shot can help you check other things (like where was the sun at that time?). Having an accurate clock also helps you stitch two scenes…
  • 8 Tips For Photographing Sunsets

    Lindsey Graham
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Photo by Lindsey Graham Photographing the sunset is all about catching rich colors, interesting reflections, dazzling highlights, and dark silhouettes that emerge during this golden hour. As the day wanes, the color and light change minute by minute and elicit an enticing sense of addictive urgency. The perfect shot is all about timing and the ever-changing combination of weather patterns, available light, and time of year ensure that every sunset is different. Be sure to stick around once the sun has vanished so you don’t miss a hue; but most importantly, take a minute to enjoy the…
  • How To Use A Photographic Blind

    Jim Braswell
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Shooting from a photographic blind can be very useful, particularly when photographing wary animals. Although I do not routinely use a blind, there are situations where I do. Such as when shooting birds at a feeding station, or at a watering hole. On one occasion, I was photographing songbirds at a watering hole in the south Rio Grande River Valley of Texas, when this Greater Roadrunner showed up: Greater Roadrunner with Grasshopper / Photo by Jim Braswell Why Use a Blind? I have found that using a photographic blind can be very useful. Photographing wary subjects is sometimes only achieved…
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    The Digital Story

  • Is the $122 YONGNUO 35mm F2 Lens Suddenly a Collector's Item?

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    When I first read about the YONGNUO YN35mm F/2 lens for Canon, I thought it was a steal for $122. I immediately ordered one and have been having a blast shooting with it. But now I can only find it for $280. What's up? http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/yongnuo-35mm-an-instant-classic.html
  • "Yongnuo 35mm f-2, Street Shoot Notes, Mobile Compositing" - Podcast 477

    28 Apr 2015 | 8:20 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Hands On with the Yongnuo 35mm f-2.0 lens for Canon, Olympus Camera Grip ECG-2 with Built-In Arca Swiss Plate, SF Street Shooting Workshop Notes, Compositing Photos on a Tablet - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/yongnuo-35mm-bargain-podcast-477.html
  • Shoot Out - Lightroom HDR vs HDR Efex Pro 2

    27 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    How does Lightroom CC stack up against HDR Efex Pro 2 for photo merging? Here's a head to head comparison so you can see for yourself - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/lightroom-hdr-vs-hdr-efex-pro.html
  • Testing HDR Merge in the New Adobe Camera Raw 9

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:05 am
    Here's how to quickly create a high quality HDR image with the latest version of Adobe Camera RAW - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/HDR-merging-with-acr-9.html
  • A Closer Look at VSCO Film 00 Free Starter Pack

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    This free Film Pack from VSCO provides Lightroom users with both TRI-X and Kodak Gold 100 presets, and they are excellent. Here's more about it - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/04/vsco-free-film-pack.html
 
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    Faby and Carlo

  • 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…
  • The pleasure in photographing customers

    Carlo Nicora
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    As Boudoir Photography business, we value our customers’ privacy. They know their images will remain private, and this is a peace of mind for them. To fill our website with relevant images, we therefore employ women. Only some of them are professional models. We are often asked who we like to photograph more, and it is a question with an easy answer: our customers. Without having to think twice, photographing customers is by far more enjoyable for us. Why is that? And how you can make it fun and pleasurable photographing customers? Let us show you. Commitment is the key One of the keys…
  • Dove did it again

    Fabiana Nicora
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Dove managed to inspire us all again with another beautiful advertisement. It is almost unfair calling it commercial because it is so much more than just that. Dove advert is beautiful, inspiring and thought provoking. So yet another time, Dove has managed to be the leader in taking a stand and campaigning for a great cause and be a voice for all women. Dove #choosebeautiful campaign The video starts by showing two entrances and two paths to a building. Over one of them, there is sign with the writing “average”, over the other the sign reads “beautiful”. The real question is Which one…
  • Changes are Good!

    Carlo Nicora
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Changes are one of the things I have never been scared of. I have always thoughts that life is evolving and welcoming changes implies a better adaptation ability. If you fight changes, you will lose. If you welcome changes, you will make you life easier. Changes are the topic of today’s post for many reasons, one of them, as you may have noticed already, is that we have decided to revert last year’s decision to split our blog in two. We changed our mind, we analysed pro and con, reaching a different conclusion today from the one we reached last year. So, we embraced changes one…
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    PhotoDay

  • Gothic Phone Call.

    27 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    .....The Suzzallo Library, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • ...a formal space.

    25 Apr 2015 | 11:08 am
    .....A space in the Allen Library.University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Spring Day Play Day.

    20 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    .....Enjoying the Spring sun, Red Square.The University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, Spring 2015......Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Fuji x100, happy, School, street, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Money !

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:50 pm
    .....The Pac Car Business School.The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.Spring 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
  • Roberts Hall

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:54 pm
    .....Roberts Hall, University of Washington.Seattle, Washington, April 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, School, street, Style, Tourist, travel, Unoversity of Washington
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 31

    Editor
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Great Blue Heron Photographed along Moore Creek, Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal it begins in via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Not a bad setting to enjoy my burger tonight via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Merriam’s Chipmunk Admiring Its Tail Photographed along the Skypark Linear Park & Par Course, Scotts Valley, CA. via moleskp Filter used: Normal Harbingers of Spring via scottwoodphoto Filter used: Normal Mowing sucks, but it’s just a little bit better when this is your back…
  • Free WordPress for Photographers Intro Class in NYC

    Scott
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am happy to share that I am teaching a free class in New York City at the famous B&H Photo Superstore. They have a beautiful event space inside the store, and on May 13th I will be teaching “WordPress for Photographers – An Introduction”. Seats are limited, so please be sure to grab your seat at the B&H event listing. The post Free WordPress for Photographers Intro Class in NYC appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 30

    Editor
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Heermann’s Gull Digging for sand crabs at sunrise. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. via moleskp Filter used: Normal Magestic beauty from the archives. to our Columbus Zoo visit celebrating the grand’s 18th birthday a few years ago. via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar With a voracious appetite this caterpillar prepares to create a chrysalis, and then emerge as a winged creature of beauty. Photographed at Natural Bridges State Beach, Santa Cruz, CA. via scottwoodphoto Filter used:…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 29

    Editor
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    via jentiffan Filter used: Hefe Right spot at the right time. This is when I love camera phones! via jentiffan Filter used: Hefe Fall quest 2014 is on. via noborderlens Filter used: Valencia Feed me Seymore! Hahahaaa via noborderlens Filter used: Normal Officers discussing the inspection. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Neutral density filters aren’t always needed via michaeltavalin Filter used: Normal American White Pelican As early morning mist rose off the water, a migrating flock of these pelicans began hunting for fish. Photographed at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch,…
  • 10 WordPress Actions for Photographers

    Scott
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We thought it would be fun to try something different and make a video with a bunch of cool advice, more actions really, that you can take on your WordPress photo website. So without further wait, here’s the video. To sum up the WordPress actions: Add hidden fields for tracking referral sources Analyze pages and posts for SEO Use correct ALT for images Create an editorial calendar and automate social activities Use friendly permalinks Monitor your website’s uptime Customize your theme Use Universal Analytics Keep your Buffer filled up Use a friendly site URL structure The post 10…
 
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    MCP Actions

  • What Lenses You Should Buy for Portrait and Wedding Photography

    Jodi Friedman
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      * This is a reprint of a popular article from the past that addresses one of the most asked questions on the MCP Facebook Group: “what lens should I use for (insert specialty) photography?”     Of course, there is no right or wrong answer, and there are an exponential number of external factors that play into this decision: what is the space like, how much room will you have, is there enough light, and how many people in the frame, and what type of photography are you doing, just to name a few.  So, we took this to MCP’s Facebook Page and asked users their…
  • Making a Newborn Prop Photo Pop

    MCP Actions
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This Blueprint was created by Blythe Harlan, an MCP Actions customer who showed us how to make this fun newborn photography prop earlier in the week here.  She explains below how she has saved time using our products and she shared an example of how she edits her newborn photos using our products. “I exclusively use MCP actions to edit all of my photos.  My two favorite action sets are Inspire and Newborn Necessities, but I own a lot of other MCP sets that I use often. With two small children, editing has to be quick or it will never get done.  When time is already spread thin, I…
  • 5 Reasons You Should Upgrade to Lightroom 6 / Lightroom CC

    Erin Peloquin
    22 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    This week, Adobe released its latest Lightroom upgrade. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6 is now available as a standalone product. In addition, subscribers to Adobe’s Creative Cloud are now able to download the corresponding upgrade to their Lightroom installations – called Lightroom CC – it is the cloud version of LR 6. This is a great upgrade! Here are the main reasons we think you will LOVE LR 6 / CC: 1. Facial recognition.  This much-requested feature will now make tagging your photos with names quick and automatic. As you can see from the screenshot below, identifying…
  • Make a DIY Box Airplane Prop for Newborn Photography

    MCP Actions
    20 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
      As a hobbyist photographer, I love taking those sweet posed newborn pictures for my friends and family whenever a new bundle of joy arrives.  However, I don’t always have the money to spend on all the adorable props I want. The solution, DIY (do it yourself) props. My most recent DIY is this fun airplane prop made out of a cardboard box. The idea came from Repeat Crafter Me — and showed how to make a cardboard plane for kids to play in.  I took this idea one step further by painting it, using hot glue instead of tape and securing the wings to create a newborn…
  • An Easy Recipe to Edit Close-Up Portrait Images

    Jodi Friedman
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: How to Edit Portraits The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for your work.
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    The Bigger Picture | Smithsonian Institution Archives

  • Preserve It While You Use It: Collections Care in Action

    bennettw
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every year, the American Library Association (ALA) organizes events and initiatives designed to promote preservation-minded activities amongst the general public, known as Preservation Week. According to ALA's website as of 2005, nearly 5 billion items are stored in U.S. museums, archives, and libraries, and while many of them have staff to care for them and are provided for in disaster planning, all are susceptible to damage. In addition to simply advocating for preservation, ALA further "encourages libraries and other institutions to use Preservation Week to connect our communities through…
  • Sneak Peek 4/27/2015

    robym
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:51 am
    Blog Tags: Sneak PeekMammalsBlog Categories: Collections in Focus
  • See Here: 4/24/2015

    Sobersk
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Blog Categories: Collections in FocusBlog Tags: See HereAmerican HistoryEvent
  • Link Love: 4/24/2015

    todam
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    We have a date - The Renwick Gallery will be reopening on November 13, 2015! [via EyeLevel blog, SAAM] Years in the making - Sir Arthur C. Clarke's personal papers are acquired by the National Air and Space Museum Archives. [via AirSpace blog, NASM] Revolutionary war veterans - These are the few that lived long enough to have their portraits taken. [via PetaPixel Your questions are answered about nests and their avian architects. [via Smithsonian Science News Now online from Louisiana State University's Libraries, Special Collections is the collaborative digital collection: Free People of…
  • Thank you, Volunteers!

    kapsalise
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Volunteers have been an integral part of the Smithsonian since the beginning. As our historian Pamela Henson likes to say, we have always relied on the kindness of strangers. Our first Secretary,  Joseph Henry, coordinated a group of about 600 people across North America to send in weather data which he posted on a map in the Smithsonian’s Castle (this program eventually led to the founding of the National Weather Service.) Our second Secretary, Spencer Fullerton Baird, created a network of collecting volunteers who sent biological specimen to the Smithsonian for study and inclusion in its…
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    Photography Tips & Tricks

  • 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…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: PC vs Mac and Panos – Episode 94

    Aaron Westgate
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    RC talks about PC vs. Mac. He also shows viewers how how to stitch images together for a panoramic in Photoshop CC, and he shows off the new Lightroom CC's pano feature. Website to watch: kelbyone.com/trailblazers 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: Tripods, Starbursts, and Waterfalls – Episode 93

    Aaron Westgate
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:47 am
    RC has some tips on how to use tripods. He then answers viewers questions on how to get a sunburst with your landscape photography and how to achieve that milky water effect when photographing waterfalls. Website to watch: PhotoshopWorld.com 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 – Snapseed 2.0 Tips for Making Great Pictures

    Aaron Westgate
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:27 pm
    In this product snapshot - Scott Kelby and RC Concepcion are joined by Nils Kokemohr of Google to debut the release of their updated free app Snapseed 2.0. The guys go through some basic use of the tool as well as a couple of hidden features that will really excite you. For a full 28 lesson class on how to use Snapseed 2.0 make sure you visit http://kelbyone.com/snapseed Get the newest version of Snapseed by Google by visiting iTunes or Google Play (links below) Links from the show Snapseed on Google Play Snapseed on iTunes This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne |…
  • Photography Tips & Tricks: Minimizing Yourself and Registering Focus Point – Episode 92

    Aaron Westgate
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:32 am
    RC's first tip is on not being "that" guy at a performance when taking pictures. He has some tips for minimizing yourself at a show/performance/recital. In the second half of the show, RC shares a tip on registering a focus point to get tack sharp focus of your subject with Canon and Nikon cameras. Website to watch: Candace Bartlett Links Mentioned in the Show Peachpit Book Deal This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | KelbyOne | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel | Athentech
 
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • 17 Quotes By Photographer John Sexton

    johnpaulcaponigro
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Enjoy this collection of quotes by photographer John Sexton. “It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I “listen” to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quite, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening – a time for…
  • 12 Great Photographs By John Sexton

    johnpaulcaponigro
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:55 am
    Watch a documentary on John Sexton here. Find 17 Quotes By John Sexton here. Read an interview with John Sexton here. View more 12 Great Photographs collections here.
  • How To Use The New Facial Recognition Features In Lightroom CC – Julianne Kost

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost shows you how to automatically tag images with faces using Lightroom CC’s new Facial Recognition feature. View more Lightroom videos here. Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.
  • How To Create A Panorama In Camera Raw – Julianne Kost

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost creates a Panorama using the brand new tools in Adobe Camera Raw 9. View more Lightroom videos here. Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.
  • How Create An HDR image In Camera Raw – Julianne Kost

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    Adobe Evangelist Julianne Kost creates a high-dynamic range (HDR) image using the brand new tools in Adobe Camera Raw 9. View more Lightroom videos here. Learn more in my digital photography and digital printing workshops.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Magnificent Send Off!

    Moose
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Sharon and I left for London starting off on our three […] The post Magnificent Send Off! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • 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 DxOMark’s rankings.
  • Becoming a better travel & vacation photographer -- Talk at B&H

    David Cardinal
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:40 pm
     I'll be back at the B&H Event Space in New York to give a talk on how to take better travel & vacation photos on May 27th. It should be a lot of fun, with some great tips, techniques, and of course, images to look at. Thanks to our event sponsor, Datacolor, one lucky attendee will win a FREE Spyder5 PRO -- a $200 value. As always, the event is free, but B&H asks that you register in advance. You can find more information below... Becoming a Better Travel and Vacation Photographer Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Speakers: David Cardinal Event Type: Photography…
  • Adobe ships Lightroom 6: Adds facial recognition, HDR, Panorama, performance

    David Cardinal
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Adobe continues to add value for Adobe Creative Cloud Photo Plan subcribers, and for those who buy Lightroom “a la carte.” The new version of Lightroom is a solid performance upgrade, but also adds some cool new features. You can read my full hands-on review on Extremetech.com, or go ahead and purchase the download version for $149, or pre-order the DVD for $149.  Creative Cloud subscribers should automatically see the option to update in the CC app. TweetButton: Tweet
  • Datacolor Spyder 5: The best desktop color management tool keeps getting better

    David Cardinal
    9 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    There is nothing more frustrating to a photographer than not being able to judge the color of their images. Even black and white images need accurate tonal values. That’s why I’ve long been a proponent of a fully color-managed workflow, providing the best chance that images shown on your monitor will match the way they came out of the camera and the way they look when printed. There are plenty of solutions, but having tried most of them, the one that stands out as a combination of functionality, ease-of-use, and reasonable price. That’s the Spyder line from Datacolor. This week…
  • Nikon updates mirrorless line with new Nikon 1 J5

    David Cardinal
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    There is no doubt that Nikon’s 1-series cameras are cute, fun, and have great features. However, they’ve had a hard time winning against the larger sensor and better image quality of models from other makers – especially Sony. Nikon is working to change that with its newest model – the Nikon 1 J5. The new model has an updated 20.8MP sensor, and improved EXPEED 5A image processing chip. The body has been updated to provide a better grip, raised controls, and a “pebbled” exterior. Price for the Nikon 1 J5 body-only is $497 for pre-order at B&H, with kits including lenses ranging…
 
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    The DAM Book

  • Palm Springs Photo Festival Next Week!

    Peter Krogh
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Palm Springs Photo Festival Faculty diner 2014 I’m headed out again to the wonderful Palm Springs Photo Festival. This is my sixth year as a seminar teacher. And each year, I find it one of the best places to connect with people in the photographic industry. And even more important, it’s a great place to connect with photography itself. Festival diretor Jeff Dunas manages to bring an amazing line-up of photographers, picture editors, and thought leaders together. (Check the list out below!)  It’s both laid back, and really engaging. A place to recharge and get inspired.
  • World Backup Day

    Peter Krogh
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Once again, it’s World Backup Day! While it’s not as fun as Talk Like a Pirate Day, it’s arguably more important. All of us have important digital stuff that we’d hate to lose. So if the lack of a solid backup plan is something that’s bothering you (even a little), take the opportunity to do something about it.  Here are some suggestions. Send in the Clones If all your stuff can fit on one single hard drive, then you’re in luck. You can make a clone of your drive.  A clone is simply a copy of the drive, written out to another hard drive. It’s really…
  • Sustainable Photography in a Disintermediated Era

    Peter Krogh
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Here’s a little more about our panel presentation on Saturday at SXSW. This is an extension of conversations I’ve been having with my three other panelists for years. It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there The Panel Mikkel Aaland is our moderator. I’ve known Mikkel for about 15 years, and we’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of projects together. We’ve both been involved with Adobe and ASMP since the last century.  I was part of the Lightroom Adventure book projects in Iceland and Tasmania that Mikkel created, and Mikkel invited me to the Nordic…
  • SXSW This Week!

    Peter Krogh
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    It’s that time of year again: the annual convergence of tech, content, entertainment, music, film and general weirdness that is South by Southwest, or SXSW. I’ve been going for the last two years, and I find that it’s the most mind-expanding event I attend. This year, I had the pleasure of working with the festival to curate some of the programming. I’ve been working with David Fox, the festival’s archivist to make a day of photography, content and distribution. We’ve got a really interesting day, exploring some of these issues in a multi-faceted way.
  • Cyber Monday 25% off DAM Useful Publications

    Peter Krogh
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    We’re offering our largest ever holiday discount here at DAM Useful. Our Cyber Week deal gets you 25% off all books published by DAM Useful. Order before Dec 7. Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery  $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD $39.95 Sale $29.93 Book and DVD Combo $59.95 Sale $44.96 Multi-Catalog Workflow with Lightroom 5 Electronic Delivery   $34.95  Sale $26.18 DVD  $39.95 Sale $29.93 The DAM Book 2 Electronic Delivery   $19.95  Sale $14.96 Open Roads Open Minds by Steve Uzzell Electronic Delivery  $12.95  Sale $9.71 Book and DVD…
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    Prolost

  • 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…
  • Using the New Film Tools in Magic Bullet Looks

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    Magic Bullet Suite 12 includes the all-new Magic Bullet Film, an easy-to-use effect that gives your footage the real look of motion picture film, thanks to hundreds of feet of 35mm film we shot, processed, scanned, and measured. This film simulation is also included in Magic Bullet Looks, where we broke it into two separate Tools — one for simulating camera negative stocks, and one for print film stocks. You can use these together, or on their own, and optionally in combination with the other powerful Tools in Looks. Here's how.
  • How to Kick the Tires on a Color Corrector

    Stu Maschwitz
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    The 2015 NAB Show starts next week in America’s Release Valve, Las Vegas. I’ll be there for some of it, to catch up with friends and check out the latest gear. NAB is always an opportunity to see some new color correction tools. It’s one of the things I enjoy most about the show. Here are some things I do when I sit down at an unfamiliar color correction system to get a sense of how it operates. First and foremost, I check my gut: Am I daunted or welcomed by the interface (physical and/or on-screen). Does it make me feel powerful, or stupid? Does it feel solid, or like a toy? Do I like…
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    Stone Thrower

  • 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
  • New Work by Kang Kim

    Jamie Zimmermann
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
      Photographer: Kang Kim For more information about Kang 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: blue, butterfly, diamond ring, diamonds, editorial, Fashion, Fashion Photography, jewlery, Kang Kim, lightning, necklace, photography, ring, rings, Spring, Spring Fashion, storm, water
  • Robert Herman Talks About His Latest Project

    glasshouseimages
    7 Mar 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Check out the latest work of Glasshouse Images stock contributor and street photographer Robert Herman. He’ll speak at a book signing on Wednesday March 11, from 6-8 PM at the Kinokuniya Book Store,1073 Avenue of the Americas (Between 40th & 41st St) New York City. On view: March 11- April 10, 2015.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Christina Gandolfo photographs Leonard Dick

    Jamie Zimmermann
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    Christina Gandolfo recently ventured out to the Culver Studios writers room to photograph the Emmy winning Leonard Dick. Leonard is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the story is featured in the March issue of HBS Alumni Bulletin.     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, News Tagged: christina, christina gandolfo, emmy, emmy winner, gandolfo, Harvard, Harvard alumni, Harvard…
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • NAB2015 News – Freefly Brings Us MIMIC, A Game Changing Addition To Remote Camera Operation & The ALTA Drone

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
      In 2013, Freefly Systems changed the game with the MoVI, the worlds most advanced handheld camera stabilization system. Now they’re looking to do the same thing again with MIMIC, a completely new motion tracker for the MoVI Remote Operator. For those who may not be familiar, the Remote Op is the person who remotely controls the camera movement independently of where the MoVI Operator is pointing it. As you can see from the video below, they’ve gone all out to make MIMIC completely intuitive for the operator, regardless of experience – “child’s play”…
  • NAB2015 Schedule

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Apr 2015 | 4:57 am
    NAB2015 is gearing up to be a very interesting event! Here’s my schedule, come and say hi and let me know what you think of Project AIR:   All times are PST Monday April 13th 9.30am Blackmagic Booth 10.30pm Kessler Booth 12pm G Tech Booth 1pm Canon Main Stage 2.15pm G Tech Booth   Tuesday April 14th 1pm Atomos Booth 2pm Canon Talk EDU   Wednesday April 15th 10am Canon Main Stage 2pm Canon Talk EDU  
  • AIR SFO is Live & the AIR Book is now available for pre-sale

    Vincent Laforet
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Project Air – San Francisco BTS February 2015 from Vincent Laforet on Vimeo. I’m proud to announce the publication of the third city of the “AIR” Series:  San Francisco on Storehouse. This has been one of the purest and most exciting projects of my career – this definitely feels like a once in a lifetime experience to me. We are currently in the middle of scheduling a series of shoots in Europe in May thanks to support from G-Technology, and you can expect as series of meetups and events in cities such as Paris, London, Barcelona and a few more – to be…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • 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…
  • Before the Tempest, Yosemite

    Jim Goldstein
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    A final pipe of light hits Half Dome before the clouds burst into rain. Sometimes a short break in the clouds is all you need… along with a lot of patience, a nap in your car, and a notion something might develop out of nothing. All that being said the Sun and the clouds do the hard part in these situations.  While waiting for conditions to unfold the hardest part is fighting the nagging doubt that you made the wrong call on where to shoot.  This self-doubt is particularly potent when you have limited travel time, but at the same time it is what keeps you on your toes as a…
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    The Candid Frame: A Photography Podcast

  • 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.   …
  • TCF Ep. 272 - Ami Vitale

    6 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Ami Vitale’s journey as a photojournalist has taken her to 85 countries. She has witnessed civil unrest, poverty, destruction of life, and unspeakable violence. But she has also experienced surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and she is committed to highlighting the surprising and subtle similarities between cultures. Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Adventure, Geo, Newsweek, Time, and Smithsonian. Her work has garnered multiple awards from prestigious…
  • TCF Ep. 271 - Matt Stuart

    29 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Born in 1974, Matt Stuart was raised in the leafy suburbs of Harrow, North West London. He admits to a less than distinguished school career, but was called upon aged 11 to play a trumpet solo in front of the Queen Mother. Her Majesty’s reaction is not recorded. A little later, in 1986, Matt discovered skateboarding after watching the film “Back to the Future”. Skating occupied his every waking moment until 1994, when he looked up from the half-pipe and noticed that girls had got a lot more interesting. He also indulged in a brief, ill-advised affair with Kung Fu. Matt’s father,…
  • TCF Ep. 270 - John Free

    23 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    John Free is a social documentary/street photographer who lives in Los Angeles. His photographic essays have ranged from railroad tramps in California to automobile abstracts to Paris street life.  John has been inspiring to photographers of all ages of all skill levels for many years through teaching sold-out classes and workshops on street photography in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and London. Part stand-up and part evangelist, he speaks from the heart to inspire new generations of photographers.  He is also involved with several non-profit organizations teaching inner-city kids the…
 
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • 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.
  • Trip Report: 2015 Spring Sandhill Crane Migration in Nebraska

    Derrald
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Every March I head to central Nebraska to witness an amazing sight, the migration of 500,000 Sandhill Cranes. I watch as these graceful and elegant creatures glide effortlessly through the sky. Every dawn they lift off from a 100 mile stretch of the Platte River to feed in the nearby fields. Every dusk they come back to the river. They stay there overnight in the middle of the low running channels, the water an alarm system alerting them to potential predators. Their call is distinctive. One can hear them coming from miles away, their collective chorus signaling a tradition that dates back…
  • March/April of Colorado Life

    Derrald
    6 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Colorado Life – March/April 2015 I apologize for my lack of posts. As is the case with this time of year, I’ve been busy finishing up business items from last year and preparing files for clients for this year. Additionally, I just got back from a short trip to Seattle. Although it was not predominately a photography-related trip, I couldn’t help but take my camera and a few shots. I’ll be posting a few of those next week. In the meantime, today I’m posting the cover of the current issue of Colorado Life. This is an image I took a few years ago in the Sand Dunes…
  • Photo Friday: Cold Water Flowing

    Derrald
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Cold Water Flowing On February 1st eastern Nebraska received measurable snow, something that hasn’t happened very frequently in the last couple of years. Not only was it a good amount, but it was also wet and sticky snow that clung to everything. I ventured out before the wind could blow the snow off the branches and hiked into a winter wonderland at Platte River State Park. I followed the creek for a ways and found a few areas where the water flowed past the snow and ice. I got low to the ground to show the little cascade and used a wide angle to show all the great snow clinging to the…
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    jlmphotos's PhotoBlog

  • Historic Paterson Falls

    jlmphotos
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Here's a great read on the history of this area  Powered by Photoblog.com
  • Blue Hour

    jlmphotos
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:50 am
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  • Moonrise In Motion

    jlmphotos
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Had to get out and photograph something. Drove down to the shore about 45 minutes to capture the sunset, which turned out to be bust, but at least the moonrise was decent enough.  Powered by Photoblog.com
  • Winter Storage

    jlmphotos
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
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  • Abandoned Train Yard in The Rain

    jlmphotos
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • 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.
  • Panasonic Lumix 42.5mm f/1.7 ASPH lens H-HS043E

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:22 pm
    A competitively-priced portrait lens that is small and light enough to be handy for travellers.
  • Sigma dp3 Quattro

    7 Apr 2015 | 9:21 pm
    The latest version of Sigma's Quattro compact camera features a fast medium telephoto lens with 'macro' capabilities.
  • Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar Aspherical II 15mm f/4.5 Lens

    7 Apr 2015 | 4:05 am
    The latest version of a popular, all-manual, super-wide-angle lens provides improved colour reproduction and sharpness.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • 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
  • New Book: Insights From the Creative Path – Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision

    RR Jr
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    I’m really excited to announce that my new book “Insights from the Creative Path: Find Meaning, Fulfill Your Vision” is finally out! It’s a continuation of my first book, Insights from Beyond the Lens, where I take you further along the creative journey I’ve experienced as a landscape photographer. While it does offer some technical information, it’s more about the why than the how. That’s a question that is lacking in today’s world of photography, but can unlock so much of your creative potential. It’s a book I’ve been working on for the past two years and composed…
  • On the Value of Self-Validation

    RR Jr
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hudson River, Beacon, NY / Canon 1ds Mk III, f/8 @ 1/500 sec, ISO 200, 45mm, no filters I’ve been thinking about self-validation a lot lately and how it affects my approach to photography. Validation by others is certainly something I care deeply about. This may seem like a contradiction, but I think both internal and external validation play a critical role for the development of any artist. Without a healthy awareness of how my work is perceived and affects others, I would find it very difficult to put in the time and dedication that makes photography so worthwhile for me. Yet I think…
  • Creative Developing in Lightroom Video – Fog at Sugarloaf

    RR Jr
    3 Apr 2015 | 10:51 am
    Creative photography not only involves the work you do in the field, but also how you approach the processing stage. Your goal should be to let your vision for the image serve as a creative guide from beginning to end, whether that’s a finished file or a fine art print. It’s an approach that I believe yields better results, gives you a much better sense of creative direction, and enables you to use the tools in Lightroom much more effectively. Why to use a tool becomes much more important than how.  Check out my latest screencast where I share my creative approach in processing a…
  • April 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper

    RR Jr
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    The April 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. I’ve also decided to change the format to include more of my standard images instead of the panoramas. Hope you like it! As always, come closer to nature in the Great 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”).
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    Organic Light Pan

  • The Creative Edge…With A Dose of Good Luck!

    Youssef Ismail
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    I know I have been delinquent since October of last year.  I apologize.  My teaching schedule has had me on the ropes for much of that time and even though working with students on some pretty incredible science and engineering projects leading up to the county science fair is creative, its just not the same as losing oneself behind the camera and producing a piece of art that just touches the soul. To remedy my absence and get my creative photographic juices flowing again I decided on heading out to the happiest place on Earth.  No, not Disneyland….but Yosemite!  I could not think…
  • Conjunction Junction…..

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]
  • Altered Photographs

    David Saxe
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    The photograph above is a fake! What I mean is that the fog effect has been added after the fact in Photoshop to make it look like something that has never really happened. The truth is that it was a sunny day in Lisbon, I took the shot, it was boring because nothing was really going […]
  • Lost Stories

    David Saxe
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    I have always considered myself to be a documentary photographer but I never really thought of myself as a journalist. The reason is that I probably would not have been very successful at it because I have frequently experienced looking for one story and ending up with another. In journalism, I think that is considered failure however having never […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • The DigiCase is the Ultimate DIT/DigiTech Case

    nine-volt
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:30 am
    People always ask us what the best way is to customize their DigiCase Pro. We’ve been using the TrekPak dividers with great success. They are easily customizable to create nice compartments under your DigiPlate Pro to store cables, hard drives, a DigiShade Pro, etc. We recommend accessorizing the bottom of your DigiPlate first so you’ll have a better game plan when figuring where your dividers can and can’t go. The TrekPak dividers can be purchased at both B&H and Amazon for $95.
  • CF vs. SD Cards: Which is faster? You’ll be surprised.

    nine-volt
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Our founder, Dana Neibert, just returned from a commercial shoot in which he ran into a problem that he normally doesn’t encounter. Usually, he shoots tethered which for the most part is instantaneous feedback as each image pops up on the screen as he shoots. But last week he shot a job where he was shooting to the CF memory card and shooting about 32GB every 15 minutes at which time each 32GB CF card had to be ingested into a computer so everyone could do a quick review. But waiting for 32GB of images to import while precious daylight was changing was not ideal. He was using the…
  • Put your DigiCase or Pelican case on any stand or tripod

    nine-volt
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    The DigiCaseMount will allow you to mount your DigiCase, Pelican 1510 or Pelican 1490 case to just about any stand or tripod. The DigiCaseMount is made from aircraft grade 6061 aluminum which is both lightweight and extremely strong. The DigiCaseMount is secured to your case with 8 bolts to ensures a tight and secure fit. The wide footprint of the DigiCaseMount along with the 8 securing bolts gives a sturdy and strong base for your case to eliminate slop and flexing. Check it out here.  
  • DigiCameraPlate: Never lose connection again.

    nine-volt
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    The DigiCameraPlate attaches to the bottom of your DSLR and uses a friction system to keep tether cables from pulling out the dainty connectors that most tether cables are equipped with. The friction system is so effective, you can actually carry the camera around by the tether cable. Our founder is a working commercial photographer and regularly lowers ten pound cameras to his assistants from atop ladders, cherry pickers, etc. (they don’t like it—it makes them nervous). Check out the DigiCameraPlate here.
  • Drones: Five things you should know or use

    nine-volt
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    Drones are becoming more and more accessible and affordable. You can go anywhere from a very expensive Freefly Cinestar Octocopter to a very affordable DJI Phantom 2. What most people don’t realize is that now that you are airborne you are an aircraft and are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that a pilot flying a Boeing 787 is. To keep yourself on the right side of the law, a few tips from the APA and aerial photographer Cameron Davidson can be found here.
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    Misha Media Wedding Photography

  • USB Memory Direct Review

    michele
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:58 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 - USB Memory Direct Review Technology is quickly changing before our eyes and we are always trying to keep up with the latest and greatest to give our clients the best experience possible.  Laptops and computers are eliminating the DVD drive so we had to look for a new, reliable alternative.  We chose to use USB Memory Direct because we […] Chicago Wedding…
  • Baby Bennett & Big Brother Carter

    mindy
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Baby Bennett & Big Brother Carter 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 - Baby…
  • Baby Jillian

    mindy
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Baby Jillian 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 - Baby Jillian
  • Baby Julian

    mindy
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Baby Julian 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 - Baby Julian
  • 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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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • 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
  • Weekly Street Photos #29

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    This week's theme: STORE MANNEQUINS I find mannequins to be wonderful objects to juxtapose in photographs. They give a surrealistic touch to what would otherwise be everyday scenes. Here are some examples.  (Click on Photos for better viewing) "Wrong Way" "Live Mannequin"   "Closed"   --All Photos are the exclusive property of Atom Magadia
 
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • 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! ]]
  • How to Personalize Lightroom

    Krishna Mohan
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    If you’re a professional photographer or if you just like the personal touch, why not personalize your Lightroom interface? Here are two separate hacks which make Lightroom look as though it was... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Female Huntsman Spider with Egg Sac

    Krishna Mohan
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    This female huntsman spider also known as common house spider (Heteropoda cf. venatoria), giant crab spider spider, banana spider (due to its occasional appearance in marketed bananas) was sitting on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper

    Krishna Mohan
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:04 am
    Grasshoppers are herbivorous insects. To distinguish them from bush crickets or katydids, they are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers. The one here is Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Lens Blur Filter to Create Depth of Field

    Krishna Mohan
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Shallow depth of field can make the sharp subject stand out from the blurred background. If you want a similar effect when using smaller aperture like f/5.6 or f/8 which usually has larger DOF, you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Images 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
  • Convergance: Canon XC10

    Ross Murphy
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Canon introduces a 4K video/Stills cameraKey specs4K video12mp stills1" CMOS sensorLP-E6 battery (same as 5D and 7D)fixed F2.8-5.6 image stabilized lens equivalent to 27.3-273mm for videos and 24.1-241mm for stills.Rotating grip and tilt LCD MSRP of $2499RossImages In Light
  • Incidental Black and White

    Ross Murphy
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    The Bay Bridge: 5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8 II L Larger ImageIts not always easy to see in black and white, I use my iPhone 6 sometimes for visualizing what a scene may look like in black and white, when I set it to B and W it is a very useful tool for that.The City by the Bay image above was a super high contrast scene that had little color other than the very bright sun, it made an ideal setting for black and white photography. My initial thought was to wait for sunset and shoot a low light scene, but this light presented itself to me, so I walked down the bank until the bridge blocked the sun…
  • Working Yosemite

    Ross Murphy
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:48 pm
     Falling Fire5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger ImageEl Capitan from Pohono trail5D Mk III, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 6 stop ND filterLarger Image The Merced and Cathedral RocksLarger Image I have been to Yosemite 4 times over the last year and have not come away with anything I really like, I hate to get skunked on these trips, but I still get to enjoy the hiking and making friends with other outdoor types. I will keep hitting Yosemite until I've cracked it. Tunnel View5D Mk III, 24-70 f/2.8 L IILarger ImageSome times it takes persistence,  but patience comes in…
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • 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
  • Santa Monica Pier

    Rich Legg
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 15 seconds, f/16, ISO 200
  • DIY Home Remodel

    Rich Legg
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 50-140 f/2.8IS lens – 1/180 second, f/4, ISO 200
  • Looking Back

    Rich Legg
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/240 second, f/14, ISO 200
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • How to #MakeClientsHappy & Land the Job – Advice from Commercial Photog Monte Isom

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    This is Part 1 of 2 from our interview with commercial photographer Monte Isom. With a saturated market of capable photographers, how do commercial clients narrow down the list to choose just one photographerthat’s right for the job? For some advice on how to stand out and be “the chosen one” we talked to New York based commercial photographer, Monte Isom. To our surprise we learned that making your clients happy from the start, before you get hired, has a lot to do with it (oh, and that food can also help seal the deal). Here, Monte, who has shot for brands such as Nike,…
  • Sally Mann on Sally Mann | I Love Photography Ep. 53

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Sally Mann talks about the perils of fame in the same magazine that brought her to national attention, Russian youth love cosplay, and Landon Nordeman photographs feminized Star Wars costumes. Our weekly look at all things photographic with PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi and Sarah Jacobs.   Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:44 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners 3:30 Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photo Website 5:20 Webinar: 8 Tips to Boost Your SEO 6:05 JR’s HUGE New York Times Magazine Cover…
  • Webinar: Boost your SEO – 8 Tips To Get You Started

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and again to start showing up on the first page of Google search results. Fortunately, for those who feel a little lost we’ve broken down easy tips and tricks you can do to build your SEO in our recent guide, SEO for Photographers, and we’re hosting a live webinar with tips from it next week, April 29th at 2pm ET. In this live Google Hangout, Allen Murabayashi will be showing examples of photographer websites with good SEO practice, the inner…
  • Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photography Website?

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    By now, you probably know that Google constantly changes their algorithm in an effort to provide the best, most relevant results. Today, they unleashed a massive algorithmic change to the search results on mobile devices. TechCrunch reports that this could negatively affect 40% of Fortune 500 company’s sites — not to mention millions of others who have yet to switch to mobile-friendly pages. To avoid falling in the same bucket, here’s what you need to know and how it relates to your PhotoShelter website. 1. Mobile is a big deal, that’s why Google is focusing on mobile…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Back to Sucking.

    David
    19 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This weekend I’m off to the northern tip of Vancouver Island to dive in the giant kelp forests with sea lions and octopus. I can’t wait! After a year of taking SCUBA courses and, forgive the pun, immersing myself in a hobby more bewildering than even photography, I am finally taking my cameras into the water and it feels like going back to school. Not back to grade 12, either. Back to grade one. Back to clumsy. Back not to pencils but to crayons. The thick ones. Back to “I don’t know what the hell is going on.” Back to absolute beginner. Back to serial failure. Back to fear and a…
  • On Real Photographers

    David
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:25 am
    My friend, and inspiration, Chris Orwig My first experiences of being part of a group of my peers did not go well. My memories of being in school are mostly filled with my efforts to fit in, and the efforts of others to keep me out. The new kid. The smaller kid. The kid with the funny name. So I come honestly by my desire to see others included. So when I hear people complain that “now everyone has a camera and suddenly everyone’s a photographer” I hear the same old, fear-driven, mean-spirited, zeitgeist of the schoolyard. The same craft, beautiful for it’s democratic nature, that…
  • My Favourite Magazine

    David
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:54 am
    Being its editor-in-chief, it’s hard not to be unashamedly biased about this magazine . Each issue gets better and better and with each one I’m more sure we’re doing something beautiful, something full of value. It’s ad-free, and its circulation is still on the “cult-following” side, which means this is more a labour of love than a good business model but we do it, like we do all our publications, For the Love of the Photograph. I hope this issue brings you insane inspiration.  Keats famously said that education isn’t so much filling a bucket as it…
  • You Matter More

    David
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Feel free to click on this and download the desktop wallpaper version. I should have known better; I should have known that I can’t just say, “we give our cameras way too much credit for their part in the photographic process,” on social media, toss it out over left field without further commentary and not get some yeah-buts and some push-back. My bad. I should have known that there will be those who rush to the defense of technology without hearing what I’m actually saying. So. Ahem. Let me be less brief (and please take this somewhat light-heartedly, no matter how…
  • Come to Kenya with Me

    David
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:56 pm
          In the next 12 months, as far as I can see, there are only 3 opportunities to travel with me and 2 of those – the  Within The Frame Portfolio Series trips to Venice and Jodhpur –  filled up within a day of being announced. The one I have not yet announced is a trip in February 2016 to one of my favourite places on the planet: Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The dates are February 1-11, 2016. We’ll meet in Nairobi and then take a couple days to see Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru before driving through the great Rift Valley to the beautiful grasslands of the Maasai Mara.
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • How to #MakeClientsHappy & Land the Job – Advice from Commercial Photog Monte Isom

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    This is Part 1 of 2 from our interview with commercial photographer Monte Isom. With a saturated market of capable photographers, how do commercial clients narrow down the list to choose just one photographerthat’s right for the job? For some advice on how to stand out and be “the chosen one” we talked to New York based commercial photographer, Monte Isom. To our surprise we learned that making your clients happy from the start, before you get hired, has a lot to do with it (oh, and that food can also help seal the deal). Here, Monte, who has shot for brands such as Nike,…
  • Sally Mann on Sally Mann | I Love Photography Ep. 53

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Sally Mann talks about the perils of fame in the same magazine that brought her to national attention, Russian youth love cosplay, and Landon Nordeman photographs feminized Star Wars costumes. Our weekly look at all things photographic with PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi and Sarah Jacobs.   Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:44 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners 3:30 Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photo Website 5:20 Webinar: 8 Tips to Boost Your SEO 6:05 JR’s HUGE New York Times Magazine Cover…
  • Webinar: Boost your SEO – 8 Tips To Get You Started

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and again to start showing up on the first page of Google search results. Fortunately, for those who feel a little lost we’ve broken down easy tips and tricks you can do to build your SEO in our recent guide, SEO for Photographers, and we’re hosting a live webinar with tips from it next week, April 29th at 2pm ET. In this live Google Hangout, Allen Murabayashi will be showing examples of photographer websites with good SEO practice, the inner…
  • Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photography Website?

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    By now, you probably know that Google constantly changes their algorithm in an effort to provide the best, most relevant results. Today, they unleashed a massive algorithmic change to the search results on mobile devices. TechCrunch reports that this could negatively affect 40% of Fortune 500 company’s sites — not to mention millions of others who have yet to switch to mobile-friendly pages. To avoid falling in the same bucket, here’s what you need to know and how it relates to your PhotoShelter website. 1. Mobile is a big deal, that’s why Google is focusing on mobile…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
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    Photo Attorney

  • 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…
  • Musician’s Photo Release is a Rights Grab

    Carolyn E. Wright
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:45 am
    Meghan Trainor, the popular singer of “All About That Bass,” and her management company, Atom Factory Music, LLC, reportedly are making photographers and videographers sign a Release to get a photo credential at Trainor’s concerts. The Release restricts your taking photos to the first three songs and video recording to the first 90 seconds of the first three songs of the performance. “Photographs” and “Videos” are defined as all of your shots or video taken during that time. Unfortunately, by signing the Release, you exclusively give Trainor the…
  • Federal Lands Photography Rules

    Carolyn E. Wright
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:30 pm
    When photographing on federal lands, it’s helpful to know the rules and carry a copy of them with you in case you are challenged. Here are links to them for your reference: National Park Service Permits and rules are dictated by each park, such as: http://www.nps.gov/grsa/planyourvisit/upload/commercial_photography_guidelines.pdf http://www.nps.gov/goga/planyourvisit/specialparkuses.htm You can find a list of them here: http://www.nps.gov/search/?affiliate=nps&query=photography%20permits Wilderness Areas…
  • Senate Bill Seeks to Require Permitting for Filming on Federal Lands

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:01 pm
    U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 5 a bill entitled the “Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015,” which, if passed, will require a $200 per year permit for any crews of five people or fewer conducting commercial filming on public lands and waterways. In addition to the permit, the film crew must notify the applicable management agency for the federal land at least 48 hours before entering the area. The head of that agency may deny access to a film crew if, in addition to other reasons, “the filming includes the use of…
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Magnificent Send Off!

    Moose
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Sharon and I left for London starting off on our three […] The post Magnificent Send Off! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    MaineSight

  • Iceland, Post #1

    Paul
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Tweet I just returned from my first ever visit to Iceland, a trip I’ve been wanting to take for many years. I had a mixed mission to photograph and run up as many mountains & volcanoes as possible. But, alas, the weather conspired to make real running problematic at best. A day or two prior to my arrival, a blizzard deposited a snow all over the mountains and backroads of southern Iceland, making travel to trailheads via ordinary 4wd not possible. Of course, if you had one of these, you’d be all set: This is the vehicle you need to get around the backcountry in Iceland. As it…
  • Ice, Sun dogs and Parhelic Circle

    Paul
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Tweet It’s been cold this February in Maine—by local accounts, we’ve had more ice in Portland Harbor than has been seen in decades, and the Coast Guard has been using it’s ice breaking ship to keep the harbor navigable. However, “navigable” is relative; smaller boats have not been able to escape the harbor due to the ice buildup, which has now even reached Peaks Island: View looking north along western edge of Peaks Island.   The cold weather means that small animals (such as a recently sighted mink) can even make the trek from Peaks Island to…
  • Portland harbor, Maine

    Paul
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Tweet After a long snowless stretch this winter, Portland Maine has now received over 6 feet of snow, and has been in a deep freeze for some time. This morning Portland Harbor was flooded with ice, and I made this image from the Casco Bay Lines Ferry to Peaks Island.
  • Track Meet at Scarborough Maine

    Paul
    21 May 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Tweet Now that I’ve finished teaching the Spring Semester and am into summer school, I was able to go to my oldest daughter’s track meet, which was held in Scarborough, ME. It was a gorgeous day, not too cold, not too hot. A lot of standing around occurs as events are run by grade level, so I spent my time photographing mostly students from King Middle School. It’s way more interesting to photograph track events now that I feel like I consider myself a runner at this point. The long jump was especially interesting, as the camera affords one a glimpse of each runner’s…
  • Mt. Madison, White Mountains, NH

    Paul
    5 May 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Tweet It’s a little early in the season for proper trail running in the White Mountains, but I decided to try for a Presidential Traverse this past weekend. (The Fastest Known Time (FKT) was set last September by Ben Nephew in a crazy time of 4h 34min; a time I have no hope of achieving) In any case, I started at 5 am with a breakfast of 4 eggs, sour cream, bacon, and a coffee with heavy cream. I then ran to the dock to catch the 6:15 ferry off the island. Gear from my run (Yaktrax in pack). Shoes are the excellent New Balance MT110’s. Then, it was a 2.5 hour drive to Pinkham…
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    SF Digital Studios

  • 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.
  • Business Headshot Photography Open Day

    admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:18 am
      Your image is your brand and how you portray is how people will perceive it. Very often prospective clients can judge someone by their profile headshot photo. A professional headshot will go a long way to enhance your online reputation on social media & business networks like LinkedIn. Your headshot needs to inspire confidence and give you the edge over your competitors. Why You Shouldn’t Use A Selfie! We see a lot of ‘selfies’ being used as a profile & business headshot. We all love selfies and we all want to save some money wherever we can. However, selfies…
  • Cracking Easter Offer

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:08 pm
    We’re excited to launch this amazing Easter offer for your Family Portraits. Saving you a cool £200! Don’t wait too long as this offer will expire on 6 April 2015. All you need to do is book this offer now and use it within 6 months of purchase. That’s it! Buy For Yourself Or As A Gift For Someone With high resolution digital files, you can print photos for yourself, grandparents or family in any size (up to 20×30″), create photo gifts, upload to social media and Here’s how the offer works: Includes your professional portrait photography session at our…
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • 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…
  • DPE Podcast 3.1.15 – An interview with Catherine Hall and Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography

    Juan Pons
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    In this episode we have an interview with editorial and lifestyle photographer Catherine Hall, plus Rick and Juan talk about landscape photography and go head to head providing landscape photo tips. 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…
  • DPE Podcast 02.15.15 – An interview with Chas Glatzer and Rick and Juan discuss creative visualization

    Juan Pons
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    In this episode we have an interview with wildlife photographer and photo workshop instructor Chas Glatzer, plus Rick and Juan talk discuss creative visualization. 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…
 
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • 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,…
  • Bac Ha Market in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Peeking out over the balcony, from my room I can watch the bustling activity taking over the town. Blue tarps cover the streets almost entirely, making shelter for the merchant stalls – this is the Bac Ha Sunday market in Northeast Vietnam. We made it here last night from Ta Phin, the village we stayed near Sapa, with the idea to explore the famous market. Bac Ha is the largest city in the area, and the Sunday market is a magnet for locals and tourists alike. Thousands gather here every Sunday. I’d say this is not just a place…
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    Photography News

  • Abandoned 2015 Photography Competition

    Diana Topan
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:03 am
    Photo: © Josef KissingerApril 27, 2015 /Photography News/ Abandoned buildings are somewhat strangely appealing to people as they arouse our interests and curiosities. There is something terribly intriguing with these deserted structures and their past histories. PictureCompete invites you to submit your best representations of what “Abandoned” means to you.Prizes:• First Place: $250 (USD) Cash Prize• Second Place: $100 (USD) Cash Prize• Third Place: $75 (USD) Cash PrizeFinalists will also receive:• Winner's gallery exhibition• Social media exposure• World Photography Network…
  • Take Your Professional Photo Printing to New Levels With Exciting Surfaces

    Diana Topan
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:43 am
    Just as painters are free to choose a variety of paint mediums and surfaces to create artwork that conveys their unique style and vision, photographers can choose a variety of printing methods and papers to enhance and customize the presentation of their images.Professional photo printing blasts open the possibilities by offering a vast array of papers and surfaces than the typical glossy and matte finishes available through typical photofinishers. Some of the variables from which to include are paper thickness and weight; brightness and acid content and archival status. Because some of these…
  • Photographer Spotlight: Joe Giron

    Diana Topan
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:22 am
    Expert photographers say that the best pictures are those that show action. Subjects that run, eat, fight, and show anything else other than stillness have the potential to become part of a good photo. This is why it’s insanely difficult to find interesting shots inside casinos where most people, especially those at the poker tables, are so absorbed into what they’re doing. Joe GironJoe Giron is one of the professionals who took on the complexity of taking pictures inside casinos and succeeded. It is because of him and his dedication to perfecting his craft that people can enjoy…
  • 2016 Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program - Call for photographers

    Diana Topan
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    March 28, 2015 /Photography News/ Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist in conjunction with the Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.Participants in the residency program are expected to use their month to pursue their own projects: photographing in the area, scanning…
  • 2015 ''Our Future is on the Table!'' photo contest

    Diana Topan
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    March 18, 2015 /Photography News/ Would you like the chance to share your vision of our future with world leaders in Brussels? The six talented finalists of the EDD15 Photo Contest will be invited to attend Europe’s largest development forum, European Development Days 2015 on 3 & 4 June where their photos will be exhibited and they will have the opportunity to meet key actors in development and share their ideas for our future.Each year, the production of food contributes to various strains on the environment, including water shortages, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and pollution.
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Spring Has Arrived!

    12 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    Spring has arrived in Texas. The Knockout Rose bushes have exploded!
  • Lottery Winner Getting Bigger by the Day!

    8 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
       If you have been following the progress of our puppy Brodie, you can see from these new photos how big she is getting. Now in her fourth month of life she really developing into a fine young dog. It's been quite a journey from a three week old abandoned pup to her present state for both she and myself. Nurturing a pup that young was extremely time consuming and tedious. To see her today is both rewarding and comforting in that she was raised to a healthy young dog and that she has a good home.Brodie and Brandy
  • Just Hours From Death to Lottery Winner!

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
       Well, that might seem like a stretch, unless your name is Brodie. Just ten weeks ago Brodie was in a bag on the side of a country road, thrown out like trash by the likes of someone who really IS trash. Less than four weeks old at the time, she was certain to never see the light of the next day if not for my wife and a friend who were out for some exercise on that road. Agast that someone could dump an animal like a beer can out the window, she brought the infant pup home. She is doing quite well, thanks to my wife and I, enjoying life, as she should.Brodie and Brandy at play
  • Amateur Radio Equipment

    10 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    A photo of some of the latest in amateur radio gear.....
  • Rescued Puppy Update...

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week we chronicled how my wife found a four week old puppy, in a bag, on the side of a country road. After only four days of care and feeding her appearance has changed to that of what one would hope a young puppy should be.Meet Brodie
 
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  • How to properly set up your Sony A7s for video – a Philip Bloom seminar

    Nino Leitner
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Sony A7s has become the turn-to camera for many smaller run-and-gun purposes due to its size, its video functionality (including proper XAVC S codec, peaking, zebra …) and the incredible low-light performance. In fact, whenever I attend industry meetings like NAB or when I’m giving workshops I’m constantly amazed how omnipresent this camera has become in so little time, after it was introduced about a year ago. It certainly has taken over our cinema5D office here, with every team member using the camera constantly, and me personally owning 2 by now … The market is…
  • Panasonic GH4 Anamorphic Mode in New Firmware v2.2

    Sebastian Wöber
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:34 am
    Panasonic have released firmware v2.2 for the Panasonic GH4 that adds 4:3 anamorphic support at a resolution of 3328 x 2496. The firmware update enables the entire height of the Panasonic GH4 4:3 sensor to record footage with anamorphic lenses or anamorphic adapters. The benefits of this are an increased shallow depth of field, higher resolution and a cool 2.66:1 aspect ratio. This would then need to be cropped slightly if you want a more standard 2.39/2.40:1 ratio. During recording in the GH4 anamorphic mode the HDMI output cannot be used in 8-bit. In 10-bit mode however, the camera…
  • Redrock HĀLO – Automatic Follow Focus Reinvented

    Sebastian Wöber
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    When Redrock Micro presented their affordable wireless follow focus at NAB 2010, who knew they’d take this technology so far: Now, 5 years later, they present an automatic follow focus system, but with a twist that might reinvent the way we use follow focus systems. The Redrock HĀLO is an electronic focusing system that gives you automatic focusing as well as full manual control with a top-view of your scene. They use the same technology that powers autonomous cars to create a real-time map of the scene. Artificial intelligence identifies your subjects (people and objects) and…
  • Cinemartin NEXT – Forget 4K Recorders! It’s a Portable Computer on Your Rig

    Sebastian Wöber
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:04 am
    Cinemartin, based in Spain, is known for Cinec, a PC-based professional transcoding software that can handle HVEC H.265 and ProRes among many other codecs. Now they surprised us with the announcement of their very own 4K recorder! Interestingly the NEXT 4k is actually a full fledged Windows computer that runs their conversion software to record 4K feeds up to 60p. The company advertises their portable computer / 4K recorder as a tool that has many surprising features, like 1TB internal hard-disk, 4 USB ports, and it allows you to edit right on the device, running Adobe Premiere for example…
  • Looking for a Great Sony A7s Battery Solution?

    Johnnie Behiri
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:17 am
    If you are like us, having lots of Canon LP6 batteries lying around and using a Sony A7s camera for your daily work and looking for a better option for a day lasting Sony A7S battery solution, then look no further. IndiPRO Tools is a US based company whose camera powering solutions I’ve been using during the past 4 months to my absolute satisfaction. In the above video, Jaycee from Indipro is showing the following items: IndiPRO Tools POWER POD Quad: This is the one I’m using myself. It sits on top of my shoulder pad as part of my Sony A7s rig.          IndiPRO Tools…
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    The LPV Show

  • 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…
  • Episode 2.18 – Khalik Allah

    Bryan Formhals
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Recorded March 22nd, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn With photography, sometimes all it takes is a handful of photographs for a photographer to capture the imagination of a wide audience. Last year, within the span of a few weeks Khalik Allah started to appear frequently in my streams. I started seeing his photographs in my Tumblr dashboard and had a few emails from trusted people telling me I should check out what he was up to. He passed the Joerg Colberg test. He was named Harlem’s Street Photographer by Time Magazine. His photographs were blogged and reblogged. He…
  • Episode 2.17 – Josh Kesner

    Bryan Formhals
    9 Apr 2015 | 7:38 pm
    Recorded March 14th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Josh Kesner earns his living as a director of photography, and like many of us pursues his photography on the side. He went to RIT at the same time as Tom but they never met until after they graduated. We thought he’d make a good guest because he’s passionate about making candid photographs in public but doesn’t follow much contemporary street photography, unlike Tom and I who have been immersed in the genre for several years. I was mostly interested in some new photographs he’s been making with an anamorphic lens…
  • Episode 2.16 – Anna Yatskevich

    Bryan Formhals
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Recorded February 28th, 2015 at Stockholm Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn Anna Yatskevich goes by jazzaddict on social media, which should give you a good indication about her primary photographic and musical interest. She joined us for the recording of the double header with Yoshi & Tamara  and Olga and Mathieu. When I found out she’s been photographing around some of the jazz clubs in New York, I thought she’d make an interesting guest. Her primary venue for photographing is Smalls in the West Village. I finally made it out with her last month and enjoyed myself, even though…
  • Episode 2.15 – Charlie Johnstone & Corey Presha

    Bryan Formhals
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I met Corey Presha last fall sometime, maybe at the NY Art Book Fair. That was around the time I first heard about SUN, a new publishing company he was apart of along with Bill Sullivan, Charlie Johnstone, Matthew Gamber, Aaron McElroy, Curtis Hamilton and maybe some more people, I’m not exactly sure whose officially apart of it, and that’s one aspect I like about it. I got to talking with Corey about photobooks and ended up meeting Charlie Johnstone at the second photo salon hosted by 10×10. I dig what they’re up to so I invited them onto the show. They seemed like a…
 
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    Photography Life

  • San Francisco at Night

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    San Francisco is such a beautiful city to photograph. Although I have been there for almost two weeks now, my busy and hectic schedule has been preventing me from being able to go out and take pictures. On top of that, late April turned out to be a pretty cold time of the year, with plenty of cloudy days, lots of winds and even some rain. Still, whenever there is a chance for me to get out and take some photos, I always give it a try, even if I come back with nothing.X-T1 + XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 77.3mm, ISO 200, 10/1, f/8.0Tomorrow John Bosley and I will be wrapping up some work and I…
  • Wildlife Photography Tips Part 4 – Photo Selection

    Robert Andersen
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    You have to forgive me; I have been off in my own little world trying to work two jobs so to speak. The most important job is the one that pays the bills and that’s managing my wife’s dental practice, somehow while doing that I am getting ready to attempt some serious selling of my photos at fairs and shows. Wish me luck. I have said it before, a writer I am not, however Photography Life has helped me many times, so I want to give back to the community. Let’s see where this long overdue article leads!I want to try and point out the small nuances of choosing which wildlife photo to…
  • Six Tips for Better Photographs of Plants

    Guest Poster
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Although I am primarily a landscape photographer, I have recently found a great deal of enjoyment in photographing plants, both in botanic gardens and in the wild. Photographing these kinds of smaller scenes feels more meditative than photographing landscapes, as the process often includes slowing down, seeking out details, and taking time to craft photographs of sometimes tiny subjects. Another primary benefit of seeking out these kinds of subjects is their prevalence. Plants like those featured in this post can be found in almost any landscape or garden, which means it can be easy to find…
  • Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Since Fujifilm kicked off its X-series mirrorless cameras in 2012, it has been releasing a number of superb prime and zoom lenses to attract both enthusiasts and professionals to its camera system. Although until recently the Fuji lens line-up included a number of great zoom lenses, there was no professional-grade 24-70mm equivalent (in full-frame) choice available. Fuji changed that by introducing the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR in early 2015 – a high-quality, weather resistant lens with superb optical characteristics and tough construction for the most demanding photographers.
  • San Francisco Photo Walk this Sunday!

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    I am in the beautiful city of San Francisco again and this time I would like to give advanced notice for our upcoming Photo Walk this Sunday, April 26 2015! Although the weather has been pretty miserable so far with cold, foggy days, hopefully things will look better on Sunday weather-wise and we should be able to enjoy a nice evening of shooting. Please note that all Photo Walks we host are free and you are welcome to come and join us for some photography, getting to know each other and talking about all things photography in a restaurant after the walk. As in our previous Photo Walks, you…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • 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 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, with introduction, one chapter and editing by…
  • 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…
  • New Philip Hyde Exhibit, SFO Museum, San Francisco International Airport

    David Leland Hyde
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:29 am
    “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts” Exhibit, SFO Museum Snow On Cinders And Cinder Cone, Nevada, copyright 1962 Philip Hyde. The main publicity photograph chosen for the 2015 SFO Museum show, “Philip Hyde: Mountains And Deserts.” If you are flying into or out of San Francisco International Airport, (SFO) and you are traveling via Southwest, US Airways, Delta, AirTran or Alaska Airlines, you will have the opportunity to see a museum installed exhibition of Philip Hyde’s photographs in Terminal One. The show called, “Philip Hyde: Mountains and Deserts,” will hang…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • A random iPhone apps mashup art project :: My Idol and Waterlogue

    sesame
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    There is a funny Chinese app making the rounds on the internet right now and it is apparently called My Idol. I am taking the internet’s word for it because the app is actually all in Chinese and that is one language (of many) I do not speak. With Gemma’s tween powered technology antenna engaged, […]
  • My latest creation :: An eBook on how to photograph life in natural light…

    sesame
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:23 pm
    For the last few months, I have been devoting every spare moment to writing new eBook for Digital Photography School. While the project went through many different stages, I traveled far and wide from my home in Melbourne to Japan (blog post on that AMAZING adventure coming next week) and back to Australia to go […]
  • Million Paws Walking…

    sesame
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:42 pm
      Brought to you by Nuffnang and RSPCA The other evening I reached out to pet Chilli and her ears went back, while her eyes appeared to enlarge to cartoon proportions. This happens nearly every time. When it’s windy outside, Chilli hides herself under the covers in my bed. She furiously licks our faces when the noise […]
  • Adventures in Geocaching

    sesame
    19 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Lately I have been on the hunt for things that can bring the three kids together for more fun than fighting and in doing so we have rediscovered geocaching!  If you have not heard about it, basically it is a worldwide treasure hunt. All you really need is the app on your smart phone.  Now, we […]
  • Getting them off the screen and onto the wall!

    sesame
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    My photos, that is. It is a case of the shoemaker’s kids going barefoot around here. Obviously I take a lot of photos, but I am terrible at making prints. Often in a flurry of good intentions, I will pull my favourite of favourites and file a copy in an optimistically named folder, Print These. […]
 
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Sunken Meadow Foot Bridge

    Chris Corradino
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am
    This 15 second exposure was taken in late afternoon while the sun was still high in the sky. In addition to the 9 stop ND filter, I used a 2 stop graduated ND to darken the clouds further while still holding detail in the foreground. 
  • Avoiding Creative Potholes

    Chris Corradino
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    Steer clear of "GAS" and other potholes along the road to creative success. Get the full scoop over on the PicsArt blog. 
  • A Week of Windows

    Chris Corradino
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    A number of windows found their way into my work this week. While each one has its own unique characteristics, they're tied together by a common theme. 
  • Experimenting with 9 Stop ND Filter

    Chris Corradino
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    I've been experimenting with "black glass" which is technically a 9 stop neutral density filter. It's not dark on the top and clear on the bottom like a graduated nd would be. This is a round, and very dark tool that can allow you to manipulate the light in some creative ways.  I used it to shoot a 50 second exposure in broad daylight. Normally this would have completely overexposed the scene, but by blocking 9 stops of light, I was able to show the motion of the cattails swaying in the wind.  For the Lighthouse shot, I used a thirty second exposure while the sun was still high in…
  • Out to Simplify

    Chris Corradino
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    I found this simple but charming bouquet at an outdoor table near West 30th street in Manhattan. The shallow depth of field only kept a small portion of the flowers in focus to create the soft aesthetic I was striving for.      Later on that day while walking the High Line, I came across this terrific burst of color set against a black awning.  From lovely flowers to these industrial landscapes, it was quite the shift in subject matter. Still. I found the interaction between man made materials and natural light to be quite a fascinating…
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • A Closer Look: Lightroom CC Auto Pano & Brush tools

    Brian Matiash
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Adobe released Lightroom CC/6 yesterday much to the delight of its loyal users. I put together a tutorial video that walks through a few of the new features, notably the Auto Pano stitching, brush tools with the Graduated Filter, and some other smaller odds and ends that you may have overlooked. If you have any questions about Lightroom, let me know! The post A Closer Look: Lightroom CC Auto Pano & Brush tools appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
  • The Sand Waterfalls of Antelope Canyon North

    Brian Matiash
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:08 am
    While the typical photo one would expect to see from Antelope Canyon North would be of light shafts beaming down, I thought it’d be fun to change things up and share a waterfall… made of sand. The guides who led our group did a really great job of running interference, blocking other people from walking into this particular chamber. They also tossed small buckets of sand onto this ledge, forming an elegant “sandfall”. Have you visited this area before? Did you have a good experience? The post The Sand Waterfalls of Antelope Canyon North appeared first on Brian Matiash…
  • The Grand Canyon Seen in 6 Feet

    Brian Matiash
    11 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    “I don’t care what you say anymore. This is my life.” ~Billy Joel If I were to be critical of myself, I’d say that most of my life has been lived “on rails”, referring to video games that play out on a mostly predetermined track. In a lot of ways, it is sort of fitting because I have a really hard time focusing and maintaining my attention span on anything for more than a few minutes. I went to grade school, high school, college and grad school… wrapping all of that up the way I was “supposed to”. I got a job, meandered through a few more,…
  • The Call of the Aurora

    Brian Matiash
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    It doesn’t matter if you got up at 4AM to catch a flight to Oslo. It still doesn’t matter if you have a multi-hour layover with a delay to catch your connecting flight from Oslo to Harstad. It even doesn’t matter if you have a 3.5 hour drive in a totally unfamiliar place in the pitch black of darkness. None of this matters when the call of the aurora sounds. If you’re lucky enough to be in a location to hear it, and even luckier to see it, you’d betterbe ready to capture it. If you’re truly a photographer, then it’s your job to do so. Camera: Sony a7S…
  • Focus and clarity

    Brian Matiash
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    So something that is very personal about me is that for several years now, I’ve really let myself go in terms of my physique and athleticism. I am very aware that I have no one to blame for this but myself and my lack of will power. You see, when you have near limitless access to a cornucopia of free, delicious, and gourmet foods as I had when I worked at Google, it is very easy to get carried away. Of course, Google also provides a billion ways to stay active and keep in shape… but I must have missed all of those memos. The long story short is that I ended up gaining almost 45lbs…
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • Cherry Blossoms at the Farmingdale State College

    Lily Hydrangea
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I found this nice surprise from my april 2009 archives. I believe I never posted it because I had posted other blossoms earlier that April over here and here. The sunshine and time of day casts a different light on these blooms making them paler by comparison to the vibrant pink blossoms in the links.
  • A Very Sunny Day

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:18 am
    I bet this bird is happy no matter what the weather is. There was a point in time last week where I thought if I woke up to one more grey day I would just go back to bed until the sun came out. Then the sun came out, for like TWO days in a row and it was awesome! Everywhere I went I overheard people talking about how wonderful it was. Someone actually texted me saying how he noticed everyone being cheerier due to the sunny climate.I hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.More about Mourning Doves can be found here.
  • Three More Days Until Spring

    Lily Hydrangea
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    None of these florescent greens have found their way into my backyard yet, these are from last years archives. The days are getting longer. Now all we need is some green then spring shall be complete.Sadly, the Northeast is expecting yet another "wintry mix" by the end of this week. I hope the weather people are wrong.
  • Wintertime Waves at Robert Moses

    Lily Hydrangea
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    I haven't seen waves quite like this in ages. The picture quality isn't the greatest but if you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can perhaps get a sense of how the sea is spraying up as each wave turns and crashes. It was pretty awesome, and cold too.
  • Snow on the Beach

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 pm
    Last weekend I went for a walk on the beach at Robert Moses and this is what I found.
 
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  • Tiny People Massive Landscapes Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots showing people in massive landscapes in this photo contest in collaboration with MyPublisher. With full creative control, you create your photo book using easy-to-use software, complete with customizing features every photographer values. For premium photo albums, the design and construction is done for you, accounting for your style preferences throughout the process. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Space” by NickVenton Congratulations Amateur Winner  “Falling” by cardphoto Congratulations Runner Up…
  • Blast From The Past Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared photos showing subjects that reminds us of the past in this Mystery Photo Contest with chances to win a Epiphanie Stella Shoulder Camera Bag and more. Stay tuned for the upcoming Mystery Photo Contest coming soon. A special thanks to all the photographers that voted for their favorite shots helping us find the following winners: Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Garage Station Light Painting” by mmunksgard “Buick in B&W” by Wayne_Sr “3 2″ by janicecarter_7909 “Slow going” by beamieyoung…
  • Reflections In Nature Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their most stunning images showing reflections in nature in this photo contest in collaboration with Popular Photography Magazine. A special thanks to friend Stan Horaczek for his collaboration as a guest judge. Stan Horaczek is the senior digital editor for Popular Photography and American Photo. Congratulations Grand Jury Winner “Jökulsarlón Glacier Lagoon” by hannahjor “One of the most interesting things about reflections in photography is that they can take a simple scene and create something more abstract. The wonderful…
  • Elegance Photo Contest Winners Announced

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:18 pm
    The judge has made his minds and the winners are in! Thank you to all the photographers that participated in this mystery photo contest with chances to win a Bower 500 mm Telephoto Lens and more. Join the next mystery photo contest: Contrasting Colors Photo Contest A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Morgan Maassen for his collaboration as a guest judge. Morgan has extensive experience with various photographic mediums and was recognized for his talent in 2010 by winning the Follow The Light Foundation Award and securing a position as a staff photographer for Surfer…
  • Community Spotlight: Dive Into The Fairytale World Of LisaGriffin

    Enrique Malfavon
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    Say hello to today’s featured photographer lisagriffin. Lisa is a multi-award winning, Irish photographer who focuses not only on fashion and portraiture but the exploration of self-value, feminine beauty and isolation in todays culture. The imagery falls somewhere between beauty and dream, and through her eyes we are instantly transported to a storybook never been written before. What inspired you to be a photographer? When I was a child I was always encouraged to create. My mother having study art and design in her youth, it seemed fitting that I would take up a craft at some point in…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Great Smoky Mountains and Tamron Lenses

    Ed Heaton
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    By Ed Heaton Greetings, Tamron Image Master Ed Heaton here, sharing a few insights and images from my most recent Great Smoky Mountain Photography Workshop in Tennessee. To give you just a bit of background, I’ve been teaching a workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains now since 2005 and I have to say I am truly impressed every time I visit the park. The wild flowers and overall scenic views are absolutely breathtaking not to mention some of the most pristine rivers on the East Coast. The workshop is five days of nonstop photography. We are up long before sunrise and will be out photographing…
  • Knowing Your Gear Gets The Shot

    Jeff Allen
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
      By Jeff Allen On a recent spring-like Sunday drive, I happened upon the Benson Sculpture Park in Loveland, CO not far from where I live. I love viewing art of all sorts, so I stopped to enjoy the garden and some of the 144 sculptures that are spread throughout the park. There is just about always a camera in the car with me and this day was no exception. After all, you never know when you will see something that inspires image making. Wandering through the 10-acre sculpture park, I enjoyed the variety of sculptures and was inspired to shoot some hand-held and some tripod-mounted images.
  • It's Early, Cold and WORTH IT!

    BellTamronUSA
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 am
     by Jillian Bell Let me start by saying I am not a morning person... You can quote me on this. I spent the last week in northern Minnesota where the daily high reached -5F and had forgotten how crisp and refreshing the air feels, but more importantly had forgotten a great advantage to an extremely cold sunrise. Sun dogs scientific name parhelia, are an atmospheric phenomenon that consists of a pair of bright spots on either side on the sun, created by light interacting with ice crystals in the atmosphere often co-occurring with a luminous ring. (from wikipedia.org) Knowing your environment…
  • Bokeh For Beginners

    Pat Nagle
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:45 am
       By Patrick Nagle Bokeh is a term that has become very popular in the photographic world. It is the way a lens renders out of focus points of light. It may be intimidating to some, but it is actually very simple to do. All we are doing here is shooting with a very shallow depth of field. First you need some points of light; Christmas lights are perfect for this. You then want to put your subject far from your background. The photograher needs to shoot close to the subject that is intended to be in focus. Turn the camera onto Aperture Priority and open up the aperture as wide as possible.
  • “Creating a Sense of Isolation”

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

    Dan Bailey
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    I’ve seen a few posts around the web lately featuring images that are each shot with a single color palette, where one color or color scheme dominates the majority of the image. Here’s one example of what I’m talking about. It’s a … Continue reading → The post Try Creating Photos with a Dominant Color Palette appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • My Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography Book is Now Out!

    Dan Bailey
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:10 pm
    It’s finally here!!! My book, Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography, has been officially published by Focal Press and it’s ready to order. Being my first print book, I feel an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment to see this project come … Continue reading → The post My Outdoor Action and Adventure Photography Book is Now Out! appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
  • Read my Photo Essay, “Knik Glacier Bikepacking”

    Dan Bailey
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    I’ve been posting some teaser images from my recent fat bike adventure out to the Knik Glacier during past couple of blog entires, and I finally published a full photo essay of the trip. Read KNIK GLACIER BIKEPACKING: 3 Dudes, 3 … Continue reading → The post Read my Photo Essay, “Knik Glacier Bikepacking” appeared first on Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog.
 
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  • Bryan

    david alan harvey
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    Bryan Harvey at my house in the afternoon light. I shoot anyone who stops by in that light. Bryan lives two houses down. With my faves Michelle and Lyla. Bryan is my number one advisor. He cuts me no slack. For my own good. Bry is an artist who makes films and designed my book ( based on a true story) to many accolades for design. Soon to be an iBook app. Bryan mostly wishes the surf was up today. He lives for those waves. @bryanharveyfilms
  • Domestic Constellation

    burn magazine
    28 Apr 2015 | 2:47 am
    Domestic Constellation. Katrin Koenning @k_koenning for Burn Diary, Melbourne, Australia.
  • A conversation with Jim Megargee – MV Photo Labs

    burn magazine
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Conversation with Jim Megargee, MV Photo Labs  Co-owner and co-founder Jim Megargee is the master printer and technical consultant at MV Labs. An active documentary photographer, Jim is working on a collection of his life work for exhibition and book form. In 1989 Jim became Annie Leibovitz’s in-house Master printer for four years. He went on to co-found MV Labs with Cornelia in 1993.   David Alan Harvey: How long have we known each other? Jim Megargee: It has been close to 15 years, something like that.  DAH: Yeah, I was going to say at least that.  JM: Maybe 20 actually. …
  • Whoever you are

    burn magazine
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:16 pm
    ‘Whoever you are, go out into the evening, leaving your room, of which you know every bit; your house is the last before the infinite, whoever you are.’ RM Rilke. @k_koenning posting for you this wintery morning from Melbourne, Australia.
  • Area in recovery

    burn magazine
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Another picture from Lake Mountain, a place I visit with every spare minute I have. The area was ravaged by severe bushfires in 2009, and it is still very much in recovery. Katrin Koenning @k_koenning for burndiary, Victoria, Australia.
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  • Carson City Car Show

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:57 am
    On April 23, 2015 I had the privilege of visiting a car show in Carson City, Nevada. The event took place next to the Carson City Capitol Building.To put it mildly, there were a lot of cool cars...which many of I am not posting here because of the space to do so.You can purchase prints, greeting cards, throw pillows through my website my clicking on the links below each photo. (Please do not copy any photo here without my permission....they are copyrighted under International Law!)The Maroon Ford Hot Rod (Link)The Turquoise Hot Rod (Link)The Red & Yellow Hot Rod (Link) Silver Classic…
  • Gifts For Men

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Men can be hard to buy for. But, you can bet that most men and, boys love old cars and trucks!Personally, I attend many cars show where you will find some of the neatest cars imaginable. On the other hand, I have featured some here that you will find only in junk yards or, on farms out in the country!I sell my art through Fine Art America so, under each photo here you will find a link to purchase a print, poster, phone cover, throw pillow of the autos featured on this page.Here are some gift ideas for that man or, boy in your life:Cherry Red Hot Rod (Link)Old Ford Truck (Link)1929 Model A…
  • Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

    1 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    The "Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art" (JSMA) is in Eugene, Oregon...right on the University of Oregon campus! The museum basically features Northwest and Asian art.I don't know any other way to say this, other than it rivals many so-called "big time museums". It not the biggest museum in the world. Yet, it is not small. It is a remarkable place to visit...especially set on a college campus! The U of O should be very proud!The museum was built in 1933 to house a collection of Asian art. It has grown since!Below, is a smattering of art that is on exhibit. You need to visit this fine museum,…
  • Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center

    20 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    The Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center is located in Newport, Oregon. It is is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd.It is a first-class  museum full of maritime educational material and exhibits. Before it was a maritime museum it was Gracie's At Smuggler's Cove...a restaurant and entertainment facility.It has received major renovations since it was Gracie's and continues to grow and grow.Below is just a smattering of what is in the museum. Most interesting for my wife and I were the Japanese Fish Prints or, Gyotaku (Fishing Rubbing). You might want to do a little research on Google about it.
  • Flower Images

    5 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    I have posted an array of flower images on my blog for perusal. Two of my favorite  places to photograph flowers is to go to Schreiner's Iris Gardens and Adleman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon.I find both...well, my wife's flower gardens, to be superb places to photograph various flowers in bloom! I offer prints, posters, greeting cards and more on my Artist Web Site and through Red Bubble. I have placed links on how to purchase them under each photo.Flower ImagesBeautiful Flowers - Iris (link)   Purple Puffs and Iris (link)         …
 
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  • Film Friday - Random San Francisco

    Jessica Mironov
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Film Friday is back! With some random SF pictures, taken a rather long time ago but somehow never shared on the blog. I've been shooting a bit less film lately (possibly because I'm down to my last three rolls and haven't been able to justify buying more until I shoot those, also possibly because of that whole month where my left arm stopped working properly), but I still love it, of course. I don't think I'll ever stop shooting digital for my client work, but equally I don't think I'll ever stop shooting film for my personal work. I like the division; it makes sense to me. And I love medium…
  • San Francisco Engagement Photographer - Killian and Silvestre at Sutro Baths

    Jessica Mironov
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    I love Sutro Baths. I'm not normally one to play favorites (I enjoy a wiiiiiiiide variety of people, situations, and things) but if I were pressed to choose a favorite location to shoot at in San Francisco, I'd probably choose Sutro Baths. There's just such a huge variety of photos to be found there; lots of nooks and crannies to explore and stunning backdrops to make use of. Plus, it's an awesome place for silhouettes, which I just can't seem to get enough of.I met Killian and Silvestre there a couple of weeks ago for their engagement session, and true to form, it was magical. Of course it…
  • Smile SF

    Jessica Mironov
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    One from the long list of shoots I haven't blogged yet! I shot these for a local dentist office a long while ago, Smile SF, combining (maybe for the first time!) my architectural shooting with portraiture. Farah Sefidvash was great to work with as she knew exactly what she wanted, but also listened to my suggestions. For example, I suggested shooting just before dusk to get the best light for the exterior shots.I loved the use of this purple throughout the office! It's calming, but not as expected as blue would be.I love the bright, clean feel of the entryway, with the plants providing just…
  • Caturday is Back!

    Jessica Mironov
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    A few cats and kittens for you this Saturday morning. I've got some engagement sessions to shoot, some coffee to drink, and a whole host of blog posts to start putting together, not to mention some photos to edit (like always). Still, I'm pretty excited that it's the weekend. Have a great one, and enjoy these furry felines while you do.Find more adoptable cats, kittens, dogs, and other small animals at Animal Care and Control San Francisco.*Want to see more cute and furry critters, or schedule a pet portrait session? Visit my website at www.quotidianphotography.com.*
  • A Couple of Portraits

    Jessica Mironov
    12 Mar 2015 | 4:08 pm
    So . . . . blogging. Hmm. Yeah, back to that. I know I've been away awhile (which we can partially blame on laziness, absolutely, and also partly blame on this really weird unexplained medical phenomenon wherein my left elbow basically stopped working mid-January and has only recently gotten semi-back-to-normal and which was not conducive to typing a lot).Anyway, I still love this blog. I still want to be here. I have blogging plans, people! They will happen. I know they will. To start off, here are a couple of mini-portrait sessions that I didn't really think needed their own blog post, but…
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  • On Taking Pictures 156: The Great Men Theory of Art

    Jeffery Saddoris
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:48 pm
    This week marks the end of three years of bringing you OTP every week. We start out the episode discussing your poll responses to last week’s court ruling around photography and privacy. We also talk about the DUFFY documentary and wonder about impact and legacy. Who are your most iconic photographers? Plus, a discussion around the recent Sally Mann essay in the New York Times magazine. Christopher Marley is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-156.mp3 Download MP3 (32.2MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes | RSS Show Notes On Taking…
  • Craft & Vision Podcast: Piet Van den Eynde

    Jeffery Saddoris
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Belgian photographer and Adobe® Certified trainer Piet Van den Eynde is not only one of the most popular Craft & Vision authors, he’s also one of the most prolific. For his latest release, he’s created a fantastic Lightroom preset system and a brand new eBook to help you get up to speed with newly released Lightroom 6. In this episode I’m talking to Piet about post processing and how not to let style trump the substance in your photographs. http://traffic.libsyn.com/craftandvision/cv-podcast-006.mp3 Download MP3 (33.7MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes  |  RSS  …
  • Ainsi (Thus): Jean-Claude Pondevie

    Jeffery Saddoris
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I got a very nice letter from a French photographer named Jean-Claude Pondevie. If the name doesn’t immediately ring a bell for you, you’re not alone. Until last year’s Paris Photo LA, I’d never heard of him either, but he has since become one of my favorite photographers. The chance of discovery is actually one of the great things about Paris Photo; that and the fact that it’s hosted on the Paramount Pictures backlot. Sure, there is an abundance of fantastic work from all of the photographers you’ve likely heard of before—Avedon,…
  • Craft & Vision Podcast: John Keatley

    Jeffery Saddoris
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    John Keatley is not only one of my favorite photographers, he’s also one of my favorite people to talk to about the process of making images. His passion and enthusiasm for the craft is visible not only in his body of work, but also in his willingness to share what he has learned. In this conversation, we talk about shooting what you love, the power of personal stories and some great ways to approach social media. A portfolio of John’s work can be seen in issue 12 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine*. http://traffic.libsyn.com/craftandvision/cv-podcast-005.mp3 Download MP3 (32.3MB)  |…
  • On Taking Pictures 155: It’s All a Barometer

    Jeffery Saddoris
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    This week, we discuss a recent ruling around privacy and art—what that could mean to you not only as a photographer, but also as a citizen. Also, we attempt to weigh in on some ideas around content vs. curation, using a recent MoMA show as an example. Plus, a link to a fantastic documentary that we’ll be discussing in next week’s show. Pentti Sammallahti is our Photographer of the Week. http://fdlyr.co/d/otp/cdn.5by5.tv/audio/broadcasts/otp/2015/otp-155.mp3 Download MP3 (35.6MB)  |  Subscribe on iTunes Show Notes On Taking Pictures G+ Community Assignment: #market Heart –…
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  • San Francisco at Night

    Nasim Mansurov
    25 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    San Francisco is such a beautiful city to photograph. Although I have been there for almost two weeks now, my busy and hectic schedule has been preventing me from being able to go out and take pictures. On top of that, late April turned out to be a pretty cold time of the year, with plenty of cloudy days, lots of winds and even some rain. Still, whenever there is a chance for me to get out and take some photos, I always give it a try, even if I come back with nothing.X-T1 + XF50-140mmF2.8 R LM OIS WR @ 77.3mm, ISO 200, 10/1, f/8.0Tomorrow John Bosley and I will be wrapping up some work and I…
  • Wildlife Photography Tips Part 4 – Photo Selection

    Robert Andersen
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:03 am
    You have to forgive me; I have been off in my own little world trying to work two jobs so to speak. The most important job is the one that pays the bills and that’s managing my wife’s dental practice, somehow while doing that I am getting ready to attempt some serious selling of my photos at fairs and shows. Wish me luck. I have said it before, a writer I am not, however Photography Life has helped me many times, so I want to give back to the community. Let’s see where this long overdue article leads!I want to try and point out the small nuances of choosing which wildlife photo to…
  • Six Tips for Better Photographs of Plants

    Guest Poster
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:05 pm
    Although I am primarily a landscape photographer, I have recently found a great deal of enjoyment in photographing plants, both in botanic gardens and in the wild. Photographing these kinds of smaller scenes feels more meditative than photographing landscapes, as the process often includes slowing down, seeking out details, and taking time to craft photographs of sometimes tiny subjects. Another primary benefit of seeking out these kinds of subjects is their prevalence. Plants like those featured in this post can be found in almost any landscape or garden, which means it can be easy to find…
  • Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    22 Apr 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Since Fujifilm kicked off its X-series mirrorless cameras in 2012, it has been releasing a number of superb prime and zoom lenses to attract both enthusiasts and professionals to its camera system. Although until recently the Fuji lens line-up included a number of great zoom lenses, there was no professional-grade 24-70mm equivalent (in full-frame) choice available. Fuji changed that by introducing the Fujinon XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR in early 2015 – a high-quality, weather resistant lens with superb optical characteristics and tough construction for the most demanding photographers.
  • San Francisco Photo Walk this Sunday!

    Nasim Mansurov
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:43 pm
    I am in the beautiful city of San Francisco again and this time I would like to give advanced notice for our upcoming Photo Walk this Sunday, April 26 2015! Although the weather has been pretty miserable so far with cold, foggy days, hopefully things will look better on Sunday weather-wise and we should be able to enjoy a nice evening of shooting. Please note that all Photo Walks we host are free and you are welcome to come and join us for some photography, getting to know each other and talking about all things photography in a restaurant after the walk. As in our previous Photo Walks, you…
 
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  • 4K Video Flyover of Apple’s New Campus

    Trevor Current
    6 Apr 2015 | 5:55 am
    4K video flyover of the new Apple Campus shot with a Hero4 Black on a Tarot 680Pro Hex. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Get Unlimited Cloud Photo Storage From Amazon

    Trevor Current
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Amazon announced two new "unlimited" storage plans for their Cloud Drive service. The "Unlimited Photos" plan for $11.99 per year (after the 3 month free trial) allows you to store an unlimited amount of photos and 5GB of other files in the cloud. With the "Unlimited Everything" plan for $59.99 per... Click on the headline to read more.
  • Google Wants Your Photography Website to be Mobile-friendly

    Trevor Current
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    Starting April 21, 2015 Google will be expanding the use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact on search results. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Where To Start – Behind My Eyes

    Jim Denham
    18 Mar 2013 | 6:22 am
    How do I get started in photography? That question was a first for me. It required me going back to the beginning, filtering things forward and seeing what was left. After thinking about it a few days, I thought it would make for a great topic here at Current Photographer, so here goes. Click on the headline to read more.
  • Intention To Style – Behind My Eyes

    Jim Denham
    12 Feb 2013 | 7:08 pm
    One of the reasons I was excited to contribute to Current Photographer is that Trevor was willing to let me be a bit more non-specific in the theme of my articles. Even though most of my work in the past had been with HDR Photography, I knew that my passions were moving in other directions and I... Click on the headline to read more.
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    Jasmine Star Photography Blog

  • How, Precisely, Amsterdam Stole My Heart

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:16 pm
    If someone were to tell me there was a place in the world where canals replaced most streets, where bicycles replaced most cars, and cheese shops replaced most restaurants, I wouldn't have believed you. I'd probably think you were describing a city in a fairy tale. That is, until, I visited Amsterdam. And just like in fairy tales, it was magical in every sense of the word. It was a city where it was nearly impossible not to stop and kiss your loved one because--dang--the beauty was too much to bear so you had to close your eyes and melt into their arms because the moment? It had to be…
  • Sneak Peek into my Photography Workshop

    26 Apr 2015 | 8:57 pm
    In the past couple of years, I've been fortunate enough to host photography workshops in Australia, New Zealand, England, Malaysia, and across the US. Today I'm thrilled to show a sneak peek of how things unfold! The ever-amazing Dave Katague of Finely Cut joined me when I taught in Sydney recently, and when we sent this to me, my heart melted into a warm puddle of glitter. He documented me doing what I love and I couldn't be more thankful... To learn more about future workshops, sign up HERE. Hope to meet you soon!© Jasmine Star. This post cannot be republished without permission.
  • The WORKSHOP : Holland

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    I can't believe that just about two weeks ago, JD and I were in Holland...celebrating my birthday, enjoying Easter, eating Dutch food, resisting the urge to wear wooden clogs, and teaching a photography workshop. It was one of those moments in life when I wanted to stop time and relish sight, sound, and taste I could wrap my senses around. I could blab for hours about how in love I am with The Netherlands, but my dearest friends don't want to watch a slideshow of photos or hear my blab about my trip...where is the love?! ;) I was lucky enough to speak at the The European Wedding Congress…
  • Should a Photographer Charge Sales Tax?

    22 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    Dear Jasmine, We started our own photography business last year and we just went through and filed for an LLC. With that being said, I have been reading a lot about charing tax as a photographer. Some people say you don't need to if you aren't physically handing your client a product like and CD or a thumb drive. I don't want to get an awful surprise of owing the IRS a bunch of money at the end of the year without realizing I was setting myself up for that. How much sales tax should a photographer charge to make sure they are covering themselves? Should a photographer charge the tax on top of…
  • 30 Days of Photography...for FREE

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Words can't express how EXCITED I am to return to creativeLIVE next month for what promises to be a great opportunity to learn and thrive. If you're at a place in your business where you need a jolt to shake things up, or if you're just starting in your journey to photography, I'm hosting a 30-Day Photography Course...to be broadcasted for FREE!! For 30 consecutive weekdays, a new 60-minute lesson will be broadcast online via creativeLIVE starting at 9am PST...but will be rebroadcasted throughout the day until 4pm PST to ensure viewership is friendly in most timezones. If you'd like to…
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  • 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…
  • View 354: New York Frozen 2015

    Scott Thomas Photography
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Last month I shared a photograph of Taughannock Falls from January, 2013. This past weekend, I traveled down to Taughannock Falls State Park to see how the waterfall was looking after a record number of days of below normal and often below freezing (32 degrees F/0 degrees C) temperatures. What I found was an astounding amount of ice and snow build up beneath the falls reaching over 50 feet (15 meters) from the surface of the splash pool. Taughannock Falls photographed on March 7, 2015 in Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. Nikon D7100/24-120VR, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV +0.3,…
 
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  • 3 Different Types Of Filters In Digital Cameras

    Brandon
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:29 am
    If you ask a professional photographer regarding what the most important part of a camera is, after Lens? 99 out of 100 would say “Filter”. Filter is a very critical piece of device that is used to protect the lens of a Digital Camera. But its functionality does not just end there. It plays a vital role in improving the quality of a picture as well. There are various kinds of Filters available for use with digital cameras. 3 of the major categories are: Ultraviolet, Polarizing and Infrared. This article will discuss these 3 types of Filters in details. Polarizing:  This is one of the…
  • Long Exposure Tutorial video

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Long-exposure photography or time-exposure photography involves using a long-duration shutter speed to sharply capture the stationary elements of images while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. The paths of moving light sources become clearly visible. When a scene includes both stationary and moving subjects (for example, a fixed street and moving cars or a camera within a car showing a fixed dashboard and moving scenery), a slow shutter speed can cause interesting effects, such as light trails. Long exposures are easiest to accomplish in low-light conditions, but can…
  • Kris Esku photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    25 Apr 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Discover Kris Esku photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured ! Biography My real name is Cristina Dascalescu and I am from Romania. I discovered photography by chance and then I approached it at first more like playing. I wanted to escape reality just as child, and for that I needed a toy, but my camera was not enough. At first, the tablet was my toy; with it I tested the most unusual applications. It was like a drug. I have become addicted to image and color. A whole world exploded in my head. I was dreaming with my eyes opened. My fascination about the mystery and…
  • Vinicio Tassani photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Discover Vinicio Tassani photography work. Feel free to contact us if you want to be featured ! Biography I was born in Venice in 1961 into a photographic film world. My father’s deep passion for photography was both fascinating and infectious, and as a 7-year-old I got my first camera: a Kodak Retinette 1A. As an endlessly curious world wanderer and travel/documentary photographer, my main interest lies in capturing people and landscapes. I have applied the experience of travel photography to the process of portraiture and to the challenge of capturing spontaneous action in live…
  • 50 Quick Photography Tips

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    2 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Here we give you bang for your buck with 50 Quick Photography Tips in less than 15 minutes.  
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  • 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…
  • Washington D.C. Wedding | Georgetown University @ 1789 Restaurant at F. Scott’s

    G.E. Masana
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    I photograph weddings for the world’s sweetest couples. I swear I do. Here’s one of their stories. Kristine is an Equity Research Analyst for a large investment bank, which shall remain nameless.She analyzes things like how much a nuclear submarine costs. Go ahead, ask her.She’ll give you the financing terms too.Zack is an attorney in his own practice.Don’t mess with him. Though if he’s on your side, my god you’ve got yourself a solid ally. They met while attending Georgetown University.HOYA, HOYA SAXA! So the wedding ceremony was there. At Dahlgren Chapel of…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #29 | New York Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Wedding photos that make you chuckle, wedding photos that make you say, “awww.” There are moments during the wedding day often overlooked by other photographers mainly because “they don’t sell.” And I suppose you could say that about a half-revealed face of somebody’s infant in the back row at the wedding ceremony. Yet this was the face that greeted me as I walked into the church. This was the face greeting everyone. I wasn’t thinking of selling mass quantities of 8x10s when I made that photo but I was thinking of capturing the reality of the day for…
  • Wedding Photo of the Week #28 | New York City Wedding Photographer

    G.E. Masana
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    While I was photographing this bride getting her hair done at her family home in Westchester New York for her wedding, I was photographing from behind the hair stylist to get the mirror reflection of the bride when I noticed through my viewfinder that the flower girl was watching me. I thought she added a nice additional layer of dimension to the image plus I liked how her face and the bride’s face juxtaposed each other, thinking that made this wedding photo more interesting as well. I even like how the bride has a mona lisa type smile while the flower girl is a bit more serious looking…
  • Why Do They Want To Keep Your Wedding Photos Boxed Into Their "Mold"?

    G.E. Masana
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    And why do they want you to “copy cat” all the other brides? Breaking news: They’ve finally redefined the word “unique” to make it mean “ordinary” and “typical” – when it comes to your wedding photos. I was looking at a popular well known wedding site and they were asking a NYC wedding photographer how a bride can get unique photos of her day. Her professional advice? Find a “really cool graffiti wall.” And, “stand in front of it”. Seriously? Isn’t this graffiti wall thing a shot we’ve ALL seen…
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  • Charleston charm

    Mike Walker
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:18 am
    I had the great opportunity to visit the Charleston, SC area this month. It’s a beautiful location, especially in the spring. The flora is bursting out everywhere and the warming temperatures makes you head straight to the great beaches. The image above was taken under the pier at Folly Beach as the morning sun climbed behind the clouds. A visit to Magnolia Plantation is always a pleasure. The majestic trees create such wonderful graphic images. Getting to shoot with a fun group of photographers (JKPW) made this trip a real delight.
 
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  • Visiting Walker World-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:16 am
    When I was told that the home for my  April photo shoot assignment for SALT magazine was different than most, I had no idea what to expect. I had the opportunity to read the accompanying article by Joel Finsel, so I knew it was going to be a very unique home on the river. Well, unique is understating the magical quality of the home of Allen Walker, known far and wide to many, as Walker World. It sits on the Northeast Cape Fear River, far off the beaten path. Allen has built the home and surrounding structures from salvaged materials and objects. There is no method to his building plan,…
  • Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    For this months issue of Salt Magazine, I photographed a home that was a total makeover and was designed by architect Michael Kersting. I have had the privilege of photographing Michaels work before and this home did not disappoint in any way. The home is located on Harbor Island in Wrightsville Beach and has incredible water views. The neat thing about this project is that the owners decided not to scrape the existing structure, but use as much of the original as possible.  They consulted with the Kersting firm on what was possible and transformed the home into what it is today. It is a…
  • Figure Eight Island Interior Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

    Rick Ricozzi
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:45 am
    I was recently hired to photograph a Figure Eight Island ocean front home that had been completely renovated. The interior designer for the project was Leslie Stachowicz of Peridot Interiors. Leslie’s specialty is residential interior design and she is quite talented. You may view her work by clicking on the above link to her web site. She is also a featured professional on Houzz. I have worked with Leslie before and it is always an enjoyable experience. Plus, it’s always a thrill to see someone who has the passion that Leslie has for her profession. Below are a few photos from…
  • A Certified Passive Home-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

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

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

    John Batdorff
    3 Apr 2015 | 11:25 am
    Staci earns her wings Recently I’ve had a lot of new blog sign-ups, so I want to start of this blog by saying thank you for following! I hope you enjoy! Last week I had the pleasure of sharing my Travel and Street Photography presentation with a great audience at B&H Photo in New York City. The group had a ton of excellent questions, so I thought I would share some of them here along with the video for those of you who couldn’t attend. The link to the video is below, so when you find time check it out, and YouTube Thumbs UP are always appreciated. Q. How do I get faster with my…
  • B&H Photovideo Event Space Presentation

    John Batdorff
    11 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    My 45th Birthday Celebration I’ve been a little derelict in my duties here on the blog. After putting so much energy into my books and eBook (5 in 3 years!) I was feeling like I needed a re-boot.  Last month I turned 45 and took a little time off to recharge. Not that I’m sweating getting older or anything, I just needed to take time to eat cake. Especially that peanut butter chocolate beauty Staci made me. But, now Spring is in the air, Chicago is starting to defrost, and my passion for photography and writing are coming out of hibernation! I’ve got a few blogs planned, the…
  • Spontaneity Breeds Creativity

    John Batdorff
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    Sometimes spontaneity breeds creativity. We can all get stuck in the daily grind, finding ourselves uninspired, and needing a little kick to get our creative wheels turning again. I don’t know about you, but in the midwest this time of year, for me inspiration can prove especially difficult. The skies are low and gray, the streets are gray, and the ground is even gray as we haven’t had much snow. Plus we’ve been traveling a lot and speaking to libraries and camera clubs to promote my newest book, so we’ve been pretty busy. (ISO 320, f/8 @ 1/750th) This past week Staci…
  • How To Back Up Lightroom Presets

    John Batdorff
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    It only takes a few minutes to back up your Lightroom Presets, but it is a an essential process to avoid losing some of your favorite creative editing tools. How to back up your Lightroom Presets You can learn more about building and managing Lightroom Presets with my new video, “Master Lightroom Presets,” available on Amazon or Peachpit.   Related posts: Lightroom Presets make life easier Signature Series Black and White Lightroom Presets Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial
  • Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial

    John Batdorff
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    One of my favorite Adobe Lightroom  tools is the Clarity slider, so I put together a video tutorial on how I use it in my post-processing workflow. Feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions.  Click on the image to play or click Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial.  A Lightroom 5 Clarity Slider Tutorial Related posts: Creatively Applying Auto Adjustments in Lightroom Using Lightroom’s Radial Filter How to straighten an image in Adobe Lightroom
 
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  • 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.
  • How To Make Better Family Photographs – A Free Course

    Dave
    11 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Family. They are the most important people in each of our lives. Time moves incredibly quickly as we watch as our kids, siblings, parents, and grandparents all grow older. It’s a beautiful part of life, and you as a photographer have the ability (and responsibility) to capture those memorable moments of the most important people in the world at a period in time that will never come again. If you’ve ever tried to photograph your kids or family groups, you know exactly how challenging it can be to get that perfect shot before the moment passes. This course gives you essential skills…
  • 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…
  • How To Quickly Master DSLR Camera Exposure

    Dave
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:51 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 ugly 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.” Before we dive into this lesson on Manual Mode, I recommend you to take…
  • FREE Downloadable Guide to Understanding Exposure for Better Photos

    Dave
    18 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Whether you are new to DSLR photography or revisiting the fundamentals of exposure, this supportive guide will show you how to make better photographs using your DSLR. The eGuide: Understanding Exposure for Better Photos Now: Beginner Photography Tutorials is packed with tips and techniques for making better photographs by understanding the fundamentals of exposure. This eBook is valued at $4.99, but FREE TODAY from the fine folks over at Craftsy (our favourite site that provides outstanding education for creatives). Download to your iPhone, Android, tablet, or computer for quick and easy…
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  • How to Photograph Cars For Amazing Shots

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    As with other genres of photography, photographing cars has its own set of “rules”. This doesn’t mean that you need to follow all of them strictly–breaking the rules will sometimes get you the best results. However, if you’re going to break the rules at the right time and in the right way, then you first need to know what those rules are. Photographing cars is akin to photographing people, with the obvious difference being that cars are large chunks of metal, plastic, and rubber engineered to perfection and beyond. Every automobile has its own character, expression, and…
  • This is Why You Should Be Taking Self-Portraits

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Let me first make one thing perfectly clear: when I speak of self-portraiting, I do not refer to the “selfie.” “Selfies” and self-portraits are not interchangeable terms, nor do they measure up to the same level in photography. Now that we’ve got that over with, we can move on. Why Self-Portraits Can Help You Improve Your Photography Well, most beginner photographers don’t have the courage to head out and photograph people at first, so they often practice by using themselves as the model. Acquiring the self-esteem to photograph other people is a totally…
  • How Diffraction Can Affect Your Photos (And What to Do About It)

    Jason Row
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    It is something many a landscape photographer will be aware of, but many others may not. Diffraction is an obscure effect but one we should all be know about. You might have noticed it without really understanding what it is, a slight but perceptible softening of the image quality when using small apertures. You might put it down to poor focus, a bad lens or even camera shake, but very often it is caused by diffraction. Today we are going to take a look at what diffraction is and some potential ways to reduce or avoid it. What is Diffraction? Simplistically, we might assume the light going…
  • Finding and Photographing the Magnificent Snowy Owl

    Sheen Watkins
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Magnificent Snowy Owl. Tundra’s Ghost. The Ghost Owl. These are a few of the names that are used interchangeably when referring to one of the most beautiful birds in the world. This elusive owl is on many birder and photographer’s life list. When you’re fortunate to have one photographic moment with this big beauty, you will definitely want more. A couple of years ago in North America, we experienced an eruption. All of a sudden, in places where you were lucky to see one maybe two in a large geographic range, small groups of owls started to be seen. Locations that had…
  • How a 28mm 1.8G Prime Fits Into Your Photography

    Sheen Watkins
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    This past fall, I purchased Nikon’s 28mm 1.8G at the suggestion of another photographer friend. As I have enjoyed the 85mm and 50mm 1.8G primes, the wider angle perspective would appear to complement these two primes. This lens needed to capture a clear and clean wide angle image that is a ‘what you see is what you get’ versus the linear, vanishing point perspective achieved with my super-wide 14-24mm zoom. My expectations of this lens were the same as other primes, it needed to be lightweight, fast and produce sharp images. How did the 28mm lens shake out? I’ll share…
 
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  • 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…
  • A Tree in the Forest

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus Sometimes I feel like I am a photo-hoarder. I travel, create photographs, and then they just sit and collect virtual dust in my Lightroom catalog. It’s sort of like the old saying: “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If we create a photo and never share it with anyone but ourselves, does it exist? Of course it does, but what’s the point? I create photos for many reasons, partly because it’s a way for me to enjoy and experience things I normally would not if I were…
  • Check Out the New Features in Lightroom CC!

    Nicole S. Young
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    This morning Adobe announced their brand-new version of Lightroom! And I just published an article over on Photofocus that lists the new features, along with some screen-shots to go with it. There are some really great new additions and improvements, including HDR and Panorama merging (all inside of Lightroom!). Click here to Read the Article By the way, for those of you who choose not to subscribe to the Creative Cloud, they are offering a Lightroom 6 standalone version. It has all of the features of Lightroom CC, except the ability to sync online/mobile/cloud/etc. :) Copyright © 2015 -…
  • Lightroom: Importing and Backing Up While Traveling

    Nicole S. Young
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:33 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two to three different locations. After all, I am usually traveling because of photography, either to teach (or attend) workshops, or just trips to build my portfolio and create images to use in my eBooks and tutorials. In other words, losing my photographs while on the road is just not an option. So to keep my assets protected, I make sure that I keep a full copy of the images to the following…
  • Why I Write More eBooks and Fewer Print Books

    Nicole S. Young
    18 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Every so often I will get a question that goes something like this: “Will you be making another print version of your [insert book name here] book?” Or, “Will the [insert eBook name here] eBook be available as a print book?” It’s always a little bit sad when I have to say that “… no, I won’t be revising that book” or “… unfortunately this book is only in eBook/PDF format”. I want to make everyone happy, and don’t enjoy telling my customers that I don’t have what they want. In 2010, I had my very first book…
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  • Use the Gradient tool in Photoshop to enhance the sky

    Matt Bennett
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:19 am
    Gradient tool - before Gradient tool - after The Gradient tool in Photoshop provides a really quick and easy means of enhancing the sky – or indeed any area of an image. Press G on your keyboard to activate it, and ensure that your colour swatches have been reset to the default status of black for the foreground and white for the background. Pressing D on the keyboard should sort this but you can always press X to quickly reverse the foreground and background if needs be. Select the second preset (foreground to transparent) and ensure that the Linear Gradient is selected, which is the…
  • In association with Argos: Spring Seekers Competition

    Philippa Grafton
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
      Now that spring has well and truly sprung, we are looking for some awesome pictures that best capture this time of year. You know the sort of thing; blossoming trees, the odd daffodil or two, maybe even a cute stumbling lamb. Whatever screams ‘spring’ to you, capture and share it on social media (Twitter, G+, Instagram or Pinterest) using the hashtag #springseekers. There is a chance to win a Canon Ixus Compact Camera for several lucky prize winners, there will be one on offer each week (for the next three weeks) for the photo with the most social interaction, but bear in mind your…
  • Get rating with Just A Score

    Philippa Grafton
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
    You’ve probably seen us raving about Just A Score, the app that lets you rate everything. And by everything, we really do mean everything.   For the past week, we’ve been rating pretty much anything that we can think of, from the latest kit and equipment, to the way you stand when you’re trying to find that perfect composition. Take a look below to see what we’re raging and raving about, and download the app yourself to share your opinions!   When someone says, “Your photos are great! You must have a really good camera”…  We gave this a…
  • Observing the Breath by David Hixon

    laurenscott
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:01 am
    This week, we award the Star image title on the DP website to David Hixon for his image Observing the Breath. Monochrome long exposures are not a new photographic technique, yet they never seem to lose their subtle appeal. This particular example has used a 140 second exposure, rendering the water as a dreamy mist. We love the zen-like feeling in this shot. Check out more of David‘s work on his gallery now! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to the Digital Photographer gallery.  You can create your…
  • Winners announced at 2015 Sony World Photography awards

    laurenscott
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:09 am
    The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names Simon Norfolk as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ Landscape Photographer of the Year. Norfolk is a landscape photographer who lives and works in Brighton, UK and he was selected from a staggering 87,000 entries to the Professional competition for a series called “When I Am Laid In Earth”.  The photographer maps with a pyrograph the melting away of the Lewis Glacier on Mt. Kenya. This isn’t the first time Norfolk has has success in the competition, having previously been awarded 1st place in the…
 
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  • 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…
  • Last Copies of Our Fine Art Book

    Lauren Lim
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    We recently went digging into our closet to pull out some more copies of our fine art book – Lobster Island – to send out, and realized that we’re down to the final boxes! Holy smokes! It’s been a pretty amazing sight to see these go off into the mail, sharing our experience documenting lobster fishing in Prince Edward Island. It’s not something we ever thought we’d actually witness – a book of our own, being shared with others. And to say it’s been a rewarding journey is to put it mildly! And now that we’re down to the last copies, we wanted to…
  • 7 Things I Do When I Get Back From A Photography Trip

    Rob Lim
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Do you have a routine for getting back on your feet after an exciting photography adventure? We recently returned from a trip to Kauai, Hawaii and here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple days. 1. Import and Backup Keeping your photos safe is the number one priority! My backup workflow actually starts while we’re still traveling. I’ll save the details of our travel workflow for another post, but basically by the end of the trip I already have all the photos from the trip on a portable hard drive along with a temporary Lightroom catalog that was used during the trip. When we…
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  • Sometimes you can destroy your photography by being a photographer

    IPA
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:28 am
    A selection of memorable quotes from our articles and interviews.Related Posts:Invisible Interview: Raghu Rai, India – Part 2Luck is not in my dictionary: A Conversation with Oscar…The Existentialism of Taiwan’s Master Surrealist ChangVideos: Most Influential Photographers in Asia & Their…20 Most Influential Asian Photographers(Visited 150 times, 153 visits today)
  • KLPA Top 20 Most Memorable Portraits

    IPA
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    Do different cultures and communities see and react to beauty differently or does there exist a universal formula that escapes boundaries? Related Posts:IPA Special Award at KL International Photoawards 2013WYNG Masters Award 2015 Finalists for WASTE Theme AnnouncedA Show of Hands and a Tale Of Two Countries : Notes from theCall for Applications – IPA Workshop Grants for Kuala…Awards 2013 Frequently Asked Questions(Visited 472 times, 473 visits today)
  • The Advertising World Consumes Us, by Ronny Soh

    IPA
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:28 pm
    This series probes into the nature of consumption – the advertising world seduces us with a heady mix of material desires.Related Posts:Photo Essay: LOST, by Gloria WongPhoto Essay: Utilitarian Singapore, by Gareth PhuaPhoto Essay: A Portrait Of Us, by Christine ChungPhoto Essay: Ennui, by Fruhlein Chrys EconarPhoto Essay: Singapore FLAT, by Tham Jing Wen(Visited 224 times, 150 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Sewol, Remembrance and Denial, by Jun Michael Park

    IPA
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    They have been denied. First they were denied access to truthful information. They have become invisible, and their voices, muted.Related Posts:IPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 14: ALEX MASIPhoto Essay: Missing, by Bart ManoguidPhoto Essay: Loud Minority, by Hiroshi YamauchiIPA Photo Book Asia Award 2013 Finalist 6: ALEX MASIPhoto Essay: BLOCKS, by Dustin Shum(Visited 587 times, 44 visits today)
  • Eiffel Chong, Malaysia Misspelled

    IPA
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:05 pm
    These photographs taken in Malaysia are symbols of the failure of progression I feel in this beloved country of mine.Related Posts:Photo Essay: Royal Malaysia Police, by Eiffel ChongInstitutionalised Care, by Eiffel ChongPhoto Essay: Before The World Fell To Pieces, by Eiffel…Join us for IPA KL Photo Weekend, Malaysia from 14th –…IPA Southeast Asia Showcase at Xishuangbanna Foto Festival,…(Visited 1,164 times, 123 visits today)
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  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    28 Apr 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, April 28, 2015TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #36TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #36:  With so much weather pouring through, not…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift, and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, April 27, 2015THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #134HUDSON RIVER #134:   Some #swamps were more obvious than others. While not quite the #Everglades, this is a very respectable swampy…
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. Friday, April…
  • Weekly Post: SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, April 24, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #61SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    23 Apr 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, April 23, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
 
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  • What on earth are AF areas modes?

    rajibmukherjee
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Let me start by making a clarification. This isn’t a discussion about auto-focusing modes or auto-focusing in general. Though, at certain stages of this discussion I will make some impromptu references to the whole business of auto-focusing too. Still, my topic of discussion is and will remain about AF area modes and the veracity of […] The post What on earth are AF areas modes? appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Focal length and Perspective

    rajibmukherjee
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    In this article we shall look at two terms – perspective and focal length and find out how they are related to each other (if at all). We shall also look at the effect that changing the focal length has on certain photographic situations. We shall also look at how you can make creative use […] The post Focal length and Perspective appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • The Benefits of Shooting with Film

    rajibmukherjee
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    The title of this article may sound a bit retro.  Let me clear the air confusion around it lest you might think that I am getting into yet another clichéd comparison between film and digital photography. I am not and the reason is both have their advantages and disadvantages, much like any other comparable technologies […] The post The Benefits of Shooting with Film appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Using the Pop-up Flash on Your Camera

    rajibmukherjee
    9 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    This article, though primarily intended for DSLR users, would be just as useful for any digital camera user with a built-in flash. I will mark out the sections (if any) that are inapplicable for Point & Shoot users. This article deals with the right use of a built-in pop-up flash, the kind that all professional […] The post Using the Pop-up Flash on Your Camera appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
  • Circle of Confusion

    rajibmukherjee
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    In one of my previous articles on this website I have delved about the concept of depth of field (DoF) as well as the parameters that govern DoF. As you can recall, DoF depends on several aspects, chief among those being the aperture value in use. Bigger the aperture, shallower the depth of field and […] The post Circle of Confusion appeared first on PhotographyCourse.net | Learning Made Simple.
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  • How Do I Develop My Own Style?

    27 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    These days everyone seems to be a photographer. In a world of literally millions of photographs posted to social media every day, how can you develop your own style and stand out as a photographer. Well the good news is the answer is pretty simple. The bad news is that it takes a lot of work… well bad news depending on how you look at it. Developing your own style takes practice and dedication, but it also takes dedicating yourself to your own work and shutting out the online noise from time to time. Thanks to Karen for letting me share her question with everyone online.
  • Photography and Chemistry at Greenhill

    24 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Many of you will remember Frank Lopez from the piece I did on him a few months ago. In addition to being an extremely talented photographer, Frank heads up the photography program at Greenhill School in Dallas, TX. Frank has started a new class with his colleague Chad Bittenbender who teaches chemistry. Together they oversee a semester of experimental work from students. All projects start with an idea or concept and then begin a process of learning and experimentation with various chemical processes. The impressive part of all of this is that these are high school students. Most universities…
  • Tina Modotti

    22 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Tina Modotti was born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini in 1896. At the age of 16, she moved from her native Italy to the United States with her father. Modotti soon developed an interest in performing arts and appeared in several plays, operas and silent movies while living in San Francisco. Five years later, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. Modotti became known for playing the femme fatale and in 1920 landed the staring role in The Tiger’s Coat. Tina showed an interest in photography from an early age. Her uncle Pietro Modotti ran a photography studio in Italy…
  • Should I Work For Free?

    18 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Photography can be a funny business and there are times as photographers when we are asked to work for free. Sometimes this is formally called "pro bono" work, but its all the same. I got a question this week from a viewer who asks if its good to do for "exposure". I can tell you that in my 20 year career I've run across this offer of work for "exposure" more times than I'd have liked to. I've got some fairly strong opinions on this as well. You will have to make up your own mind as to what you want to do with your career but hopefully this video will give you a few pointers that might help.
  • Happy 84th Birthday Harold Feinstein

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Harold Feinstein is 84… today. Amazing. Harold has had such an influence on me and on the channel over the last year. Today I want to take a minute and say a few words about what Harold has meant to me and how awesome he is as a teacher, photographer and friend. I’m going to send this video to Harold later today, so PLEASE leave a comment with your birthday wishes here. Feel free to say happy birthday and maybe tell him your favorite image. Be SURE to check out Harold Feinstein’s Blog! http://www.haroldfeinstein.com/blog/
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  • How to #MakeClientsHappy & Land the Job – Advice from Commercial Photog Monte Isom

    Sarah Jacobs
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    This is Part 1 of 2 from our interview with commercial photographer Monte Isom. With a saturated market of capable photographers, how do commercial clients narrow down the list to choose just one photographerthat’s right for the job? For some advice on how to stand out and be “the chosen one” we talked to New York based commercial photographer, Monte Isom. To our surprise we learned that making your clients happy from the start, before you get hired, has a lot to do with it (oh, and that food can also help seal the deal). Here, Monte, who has shot for brands such as Nike,…
  • Sally Mann on Sally Mann | I Love Photography Ep. 53

    Allen Murabayashi
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Sally Mann talks about the perils of fame in the same magazine that brought her to national attention, Russian youth love cosplay, and Landon Nordeman photographs feminized Star Wars costumes. Our weekly look at all things photographic with PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi and Sarah Jacobs.   Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:44 2015 Pulitzer Prize Winners 3:30 Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photo Website 5:20 Webinar: 8 Tips to Boost Your SEO 6:05 JR’s HUGE New York Times Magazine Cover…
  • Webinar: Boost your SEO – 8 Tips To Get You Started

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and again to start showing up on the first page of Google search results. Fortunately, for those who feel a little lost we’ve broken down easy tips and tricks you can do to build your SEO in our recent guide, SEO for Photographers, and we’re hosting a live webinar with tips from it next week, April 29th at 2pm ET. In this live Google Hangout, Allen Murabayashi will be showing examples of photographer websites with good SEO practice, the inner…
  • Will Google’s Mobile Friendly Changes Impact Your Photography Website?

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:02 am
    By now, you probably know that Google constantly changes their algorithm in an effort to provide the best, most relevant results. Today, they unleashed a massive algorithmic change to the search results on mobile devices. TechCrunch reports that this could negatively affect 40% of Fortune 500 company’s sites — not to mention millions of others who have yet to switch to mobile-friendly pages. To avoid falling in the same bucket, here’s what you need to know and how it relates to your PhotoShelter website. 1. Mobile is a big deal, that’s why Google is focusing on mobile…
  • How to #MakeClientsHappy: Communication Is The Key for This Portrait Photographer

    Sarah Jacobs
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:54 am
    Hannah Gough is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. After working with a portrait studio for many years she walked away with a strong sense of what she would need to start her own portrait business. And that’s what she did. Here’s what she does to make her clients happy, and build lasting relationships with each of them. Photo by Hannah Gough PhotoShelter: How have you built lasting relationships with clients? Hannah Gough: This is probably the most important part of my business. Now, 3 years into it, I still find it is the face to face connections and…
 
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  • 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.
  • GPP 2015 #18

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:56 am
    This is a follow-up to the shot I posted yesterday, and while I like the abstract quality of that one I much prefer the almost surreal feel to this one. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 10.08am on 12/3/15 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 20.0mm f/5.0 1/70 aperture priority +0.7 average 1600 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none minor
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    The New Camera

  • Sony A6100 Doesn’t Have 4k Recording ?

    admin
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    According to the latest rumors floating over the web, the A6000 successor name isn’t A7000 or A6000 Mark II, it will be named as Sony A6100… The camera will feature the 24 megapixel CMOS sensor and will record Full HD videos with XAVCS codec support, the rumor surfaced over the web take a look at what Continue reading Sony A6100 Doesn’t Have 4k Recording ?Related Posts:Sony A7000 / A6100 Rumored Specification [Update]Sony A7000 and Affordable 4K Camcorder Expected to Arrive…Sony NEX A7000 Coming in 2015Sony A5100 Image and Major Specification LeakedSony A7000 First…
  • Canon 6D Mark II to Feature 28 Megapixel Fullframe Sensor

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Canon 6D Mark II specification floating over the web, the camera is rumored to feature 28 Megapixel CMOS sensor … that clearly means that Canon 6D Mark II will arrive with a new sensor, take a look at the rumored specification below… Canon 6D Mark II Rumored specification 28MP 6 fps ISO 100 – 102400 (expandable to 204800) new AF Continue reading Canon 6D Mark II to Feature 28 Megapixel Fullframe SensorRelated Posts:Canon 5D Mark IV to feature 28 MP Sensor and 4K Video…Canon 7D Mark 2 Specification [Rumor]Canon 7D Mark II Coming with New Sensor?Canon Upcoming Cameras…
  • Panasonic G7 is Coming Next Month

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:53 am
    According to latest rumors Panasonic G6 successor G7 is rumored to arrive on Mid May 2015.  The upcoming camera is rumored to have moderate upgrade over the core specification and may feature same 16 MP sensor as of its predecessor, we will update you soon as we get any new information. See latest buying Continue reading Panasonic G7 is Coming Next MonthRelated Posts:Panasonic G7 Coming SoonPanasonic 4K Camcorder Coming in April 13, 2015Panasonic GX8 My Feature 4K, Coming in May-June 2015Panasonic GM2 Coming SoonPanasonic Entry Level 4K Mirrorless Camera Coming at CES…
  • Canon 1DX Mark II Early Specification

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:18 pm
    Canon is currently testing the prototypes of Canon 1DX Mark II, according to the latest rumors floating over the web.. all the bodies of Canon 1DX Mark II have higher megapixel count compared to the current 1DX camera… Canon 1DX Mark II Major Specification Higher Megapixel Sensor Advance Autofocus System (compared to the current 61-Point High Density Reticular Continue reading Canon 1DX Mark II Early SpecificationRelated Posts:Canon 6D Mark II Coming in Q1 of 2016Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Specification [Update]Canon 6D Mark II to Feature 28 Megapixel Fullframe SensorCanon 7D Mark II…
  • Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D vs Nikon D7200

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:51 am
    Take a look a the video, Kai from Digital rev and his friends comparing these three prime cameras… I don’t why they included 70D and excluded the Sony A77 II camera, take a look at the video and enjoy Take a look at – Best Lenses of Nikon D7200 Buy Nikon D7200 from Amazon | Amazon UK  Buy Continue reading Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D vs Nikon D7200Related Posts:Nikon D7200 High ISO TestNikon D7200 DXOMark ScoreNikon D7200 vs. Canon 7D Mark IINikon D7200 vs Nikon D7100Nikon D7200 and Nikon J5 also Coming
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Tamrons Travel Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    26 Apr 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Enter the “My Travel Exhibit” photo contest to win one of three Tamron lenses, and be featured in Tamron’s newsletter and website. Eligibility: US only Free to Enter Theme: Travel Photography Submission: Build your 3D virtual exhibit with your best travel shots taken with a Tamron lens. The winning exhibit will be selected based on […]
  • Eagle-Eye Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Theme: Landscapes of Surveillance Submitted photographs should show a surveillance site in Germany, either those suggested in the Resource and Research section or a site based on the photographers’ own research. Instead of pretty landscapes, we call on photographers, artists and the general public to explore and photography the landscapes of surveillance in contemporary Germany. […]
  • TransNatura International Nature Photo Contest

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    The Saint George VADON Association announces the II. TransNatura International Nature Photo Contest. The application is open, amateur as well as professional photographers are invited from all over the world, except the members of the jury and the organizers. The basic requirement is that the recordings have to be made of natural habitats without disturbing […]
  • Participate in the Cityscape photo contest 2015

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Urban and public places and scenes of everyday life. Everybody is on the run. The pace of life never slows down. There is a hectic rhythm full of noise and shouts. Images and situations pass in front of our eyes and disappear within seconds and all these happening around tall, impressive buildings that are part […]
  • Wedphot 2k15 is a wedding photography contest

    admin
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Contest Details Wedphot 2k15 is a wedding photography contest conducted bypeoplematrimony.com. The contest will be conducted in the facebook page of people matrimony. THe contestantsmust mail their entries to the email id wedphot@peoplematrimony.com. THe best entries will be uploaded to the facebook page of people matrimony. THe winner will be the one who gets the […]
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Créer un HDR avec Lightroom

    Celine Manceron
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    On parle souvent de HDR sur Photopassion, que ce soit pour présenter le livre rédigé par Pierre Henry Muller, ou pour vous donner quelques conseils pour réaliser vos HDR. Aujourd’hui, on va aborder la partie traitement, et notamment, la possibilité de réaliser un HDR depuis Lightroom directement. Pour tous les conseils au moment de la réalisation, je vous envoie directement sur l’article : Les 4 réglages indispensable pour réaliser un HDR. Dans cette nouvelle vidéo, nous n’allons parler que de la fonctionnalité offerte dans Lightroom 6, ou CC. Dans cette vidéo,…
  • Le projet : Itinéraires Photo

    Celine Manceron
    25 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Cette semaine est marquée par 2 grands évènements. D’une part la sortie du nouveau Lightroom, de l’autre, le lancement d’un projet autour de la photo et du voyage d’un ami. C’est de ce dernier, qu’on va parler justement. Frédéric, de Virusphoto, notre acolyte du Salon de la Photo, s’est lancé dans un projet un peu fou, très ambitieux et surtout très intéressant. Avec un ami, il a lancé le site « Itinéraires Photo ». Le but est de proposer des guides un peu particulier, et à destination des voyageurs photographes (et…
  • Masterclass : Présentation de Lightroom CC

    Celine Manceron
    23 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Comme promis, voir l’enregistrement de la dernière conférence ! Lors de cette conférence, nous avons pu voir ensemble toutes les évolutions et les nouvelles fonctionnalités proposées par Lightroom CC et Lightroom 6. Les démonstrations concernent : L’importation directement dans les collections La détection de l’horizon de manière automatique La création de Panoramas et d’HDR directement dans Lightroom L’intégration de la musique et la synchronisation avec les images dans Diaporama L’évolution de la partie Galerie en HTML 5 La détection et la…
  • Présentation du nouveau Lightroom CC !

    Celine Manceron
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    18h01, mardi 21 Avril 2015, Adobe annonce la sortie du nouveau Lightroom ! En version « boite », il s’agit désormais de Lightroom 6, et en version « Cloud », il s’agit du nouveau Lightroom CC. Dans cet article, on va parler de toutes les nouveautés de cette version, et aussi (et surtout), des évolutions liées à l’utilisation du cloud, qui devient aujourd’hui, de plus en plus intéressant ! Pour les plus pressés, vous pouvez vous abonner en vous rendant directement sur le site d’Adobe Creative Cloud. Par ailleurs, nous organisons une conférence en ligne…
  • Tuto photo : le filé d’étoiles avec Photoshop 3/3

    Celine Manceron
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Il y a déjà un petit moment, on avait parlé des techniques de prises de vue et de traitement des filés d’étoiles. Le 1er article était consacré à la prise de vue et aux différentes techniques. Le 2eme article évoqué le logiciel Starmax, permettant de monter le filé d’étoiles. Le 3eme article devait être consacré à l’utilisation de Photoshop pour réaliser cette photo. Il n’est jamais trop tard pour faire le test et rédiger cet article ! Pour réaliser le montage de mon filé d’étoiles, j’ai donc utilisé Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. On en…
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  • Earth Day 2015

    Arnie Lee
    21 Apr 2015 | 12:24 pm
    Earth Day 2015 …the health of our planet has taken the back seat for a long while   April 22, 2015 – “Today is the 45th anniversary Earth Day. Earth Day is one of my serious interests. Over the years, I’ve written and rewritten this article several times recounting some my thoughts since this movement was in its infancy.” As signs of Spring slowly appear in my home state of Michigan, April reminds of Earth Day. You might think that frequent news reports should also be reminders of Earth Day. What do these events have in common? severe drought and water…
  • Taking Flight

    Arnie Lee
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:19 pm
    Things With Wings   Like many others, I’ve been fascinated with flight and things that fly. On a recent trip to the parts of the USA where the sun is bright and warm, I had another chance to look skyward. Here’s a short gallery of some of the sitings that caught my eye.     For those who are interested these photos are from Death Valley National Park, Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, McCarran International Airport, Creech AFB, Nellis AFB and Everglades National Park.     Written by: Arnie Lee        
  • CES 2015 – Photo Accessories

    Arnie Lee
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show – Accessories for Photographers   I’ve been attending the Consumer Electronics Show for more than 30 years. This huge expo is the premier showcase for new and innovative products that are slated for homes and businesses this year.   While walking the several miles of aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center, a couple of areas especially caught my attention: 3D printers and drones. You can read my show reports here: 3D Printing Technology and Drones.   But as someone who also has a keen interest in photography, here are a few of the…
  • CES 2015 – The Drones

    Arnie Lee
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Consumer Electronics Show – Drones   For more than 30 years, I’ve started the New Year with a trip to the Consumer Electronics Show. CES is the premier showcase for new and innovative techie products that are in line to hit the store shelves. This year I notice the proliferation of 3D printers and picture-taking drones at the show. Earlier, I wrote a short article about 3D Printing Technology that I saw at CES. There’s plenty of controversy surrounding the use drones for commercial purposes, manufacturers from around the world are gearing up for battle as they try…
  • CES 2015 – 3D Printers

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:51 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show – 3D Tech As I mentioned previously, I started this New Year flying from the cold and snowy Midwest to a warm and sunny Las Vegas to attend the CES 2015 industry event as I have been doing for thirty-something years. I’ve participated at CES on both sides of the aisle. For many years we exhibited our computer software products. For the past several years, I’ve been attending as an industry member. Now I have the opportunity to find out what new gadgets are coming down the tech turnpike. All things 3D have been progressing at an amazing clip for…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • 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.
  • Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island

    Linsey Kelsey
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    October brings magical sunsets to Sanibel Island, Florida. The sky was painted yellow, orange, and pink which reflected off the water, filling the scene with warm luminous light—Perfect for a beachfront ceremony. The ceremony was located at the old Florida Island Inn Resort on Sanilbel Island. Sanibel Island Wedding Photographers | Scott Kelsey Photography The post Romantic Sunset Wedding Sanibel Island appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • 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…
  • March Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:44 pm
    The March wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a mountain in the Grand Canyon illuminated in a sea of shadow. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
  • February Wallpaper Is Ready

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:52 pm
    The February wallpaper is ready for you. It shows a heron in a wetland near Lake Mary in Flagstaff, Arizona. Check it out here http://www.jeffcolburn.com/wallpaper.html Have Fun, Jeff
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    In the Moment: Michael Frye's Landscape Photography Blog

  • A Good Year for Dogwoods

    Michael Frye
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Dogwoods and mist, Yosemite Valley, yesterday afternoon I assumed that the dogwoods in Yosemite would have peaked and started to whither while we were down in Death Valley. But upon our return we heard reports that the dogwoods were still good. Yesterday afternoon was wet and showery, which seemed like perfect conditions for photographing dogwoods, so Claudia and I drove up to Yosemite Valley, and found that yes, the dogwoods were still good – great, in fact. Only one dogwood was clearly past peak, and that tree is always an early bloomer. The rest were rather mixed, with some fully leafed…
  • Nice Curves

    Michael Frye
    24 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Peaks and curvesClaudia and I just finished a night photography workshop in Death Valley and the Trona Pinnacles with our good friend and assistant Robert Eckhardt. It was so much fun, with a great group of people in some wonderful places. We made plenty of nighttime photographs of course, but we also got to spend two mornings in the Mesquite Flat dunes in Death Valley, once while scouting before the workshop, and the second time with the group. Both of these visits followed big wind storms the day before, and the dunes were pristine, with no footprints. I love abstracts, so the dunes are…
  • Knowing Where to Stand

    Michael Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:52 pm
    Blue oaks in fog 2, Sierra Nevada foothills Ansel Adams was quoted as saying, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” I’m sure he said this with tongue slightly in cheek – he knew full well that the art of photography was more complex than that. But he was trying to emphasize the importance of putting the camera in the right spot. Not just in the general vicinity, like “F/8 and be there,” but in exactly the right spot, and not an inch to the left, right, forward, back, up, or down. Compare the two photographs shown here. In the photograph below, I moved…
  • Snow?!

    Michael Frye
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    Clouds and mist from Tunnel View, sunrise, 7:02 a.m. yesterday Some strange white stuff fell in Yosemite Valley Tuesday night. Skies started to clear late Tuesday evening, and it looked like there was a decent chance of seeing an interesting sunrise Wednesday morning, so I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. (it hurts to even write that number), and made the drive up from Mariposa to the valley. Before leaving home I checked the Yosemite road-and-weather phone line. It said that Highway 140 and Yosemite Valley were R2 – chains or four-wheel drive required. That usually means a substantial snowfall,…
  • Early Dogwoods

    Michael Frye
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Dogwood along the Merced River, Yosemite, yesterday afternoon I’ve been helping my mom recover from eye surgery and move into assisted living, so life has been hectic, and I haven’t had much time for photography. But yesterday a rare and much-needed storm came through, and there were signs of clearing in the afternoon, so I took the time to go up to Yosemite Valley. It didn’t clear after all. In fact it rained most of the time I was there, with the rain turning to snow in heavier showers. But rumors of dogwoods blooming turned out to be true. I found one particularly full…
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  • A Literal “Shootout” Among the Nikon D7200 vs Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D

    Eric Reagan
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Kai from DigitalRev is back with another over-the-top camera review. This time he pits the Nikon D7200, Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 70D against each other with an ultimate test (… I use that term loosely) in AF performance by pitting three shooters against each other in a very unique photography challenge. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Hubsan X4 Drone with FPV Camera & Monitor for $129 – Deal Zone

    Eric Reagan
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:40 pm
    B&H has a Hubsan H107D X4 quadcopter with a built-in camera on the drone and a display on the transmitter for first person live viewing for $129.99 (reg. $199.99) as its Deal Zone deal for today only. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • MindShift Gear Releases Action Camera Case System

    Eric Reagan
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:51 pm
    MindShift Gear has announced several new cases designed for carrying and organizing GoPro and other other action cameras and accessories. The new MindShift Gear Action Camera Case System includes 13 cases and bundles for a variety of GoPro configurations. Single camera and multi-camera cases are available. All cases are weather resistant with YKK zippers and rip-stop nylon. The cases, memory card and battery wallets are available at a variety of price points direct on MindShift Gear’s website.
  • Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Lens Available for $180,000

    Eric Reagan
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:37 pm
    B&H has the legendary Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM lens in stock. A single used unit in excellent condition is currently priced at $180,000. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Photography Bay Giveaway: Boinx FotoMagico 4.5

    Eric Reagan
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:05 am
    Have you ever tried creating complex photo slideshows in video editing software? Unless you thoroughly know the ins and outs of the video software, it probably wasn’t a pleasant experience. This week, Photography Bay has teamed with Boinx Software to give away a full license of FotoMagico 4 for Mac OS X, which is a slideshow creation app created by photographers for photographers. FotoMagico 4 allows you to flow your pictures freely into a slideshow and to mix them with movies to impress clients, friends and family. It also allows you to easily import and add video clips and music to…
 
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  • Just for Smiles: Reflective Puddles

    Annabelle Quinn
    27 Apr 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Farmers are leaving more fields fallow after three years of severe drought. Kern County, San Joaquin Valley, California, USA. Peter Bennett/Citizen of the Planet/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ambphotos007711 There’s the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but while we are still in the last week of April, it looks like puddles may be commonly found wherever you might live. Parts of the country have received much needed rain this past month while other areas have even seen snow. But even when snow melts, puddles turn up. Puddles can be a real…
  • Colorific Pictures: Random Reds

    Olivia Morley
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Red popsicles. Westend61 / Larissa Veronesi/Newscom. License this from Newscom.com: westendrf164612 As the most eye-catching hue on the color wheel, red stands out! It’s associated with quite a few emotions and mindsets – it’s color of love, which is why we give our loved ones red roses on Valentines Day. It’s also linked to anger and passion. It’s a stimulating color for animals, and is known to inspire anger, (which is why bullfighters wave a red cape.) Studies show that if we’re surrounded by too much of the color, we’ll end up feeling irritable…
  • Athlete in Focus: Stephen Curry

    Ty Cobb
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry scores against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first half at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013. The Warriors won, 104-93. RAY CHAVEZ/MCT/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive653321 As the teams battle it out on the hardwood in the quest for the NBA championship a debate is still raging off the court of who should win the MVP. As the best player on the best team Stephen Curry is a front runner for MVP in a year with many viable options.    The son of former NBA players Dell Curry, Stephen…
  • Pictures of the Week: World History Archive

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Poster issued for vaccination against smallpox. Illinois WPA Art Project ‘Is your child vaccinated Vaccination prevents smallpox’ Chicago Department of Health. 1939. World History Archive/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: whphotos158902 Well isn’t this fun? Ads telling us to vaccinate our children, save our water, and plant more trees — all from nearly a century ago — and yet, they’re still relevant today. While combing through World History Archive today, in search for some great #flashbackfriday material, I came across these, and…
  • Hot Topics: Baltimore Protests, DEA Chief Resigns, and the NBA Playoffs

    Olivia Morley
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Michael Pulley with his two 4-year-old grandsons watch from a second floor balcony in support of the family as residents return from a march to the Western District of the Baltimore Police following the death of local resident Freddie Gray on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Karl Merton Ferron/TNS/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: krtphotoslive718361 This week, protests erupted in Baltimore after a man died in police custody, the Drug Enforcement Administration chief stepped down, and the NBA playoffs began. See pictures related to these stories and more, then head back to Newscom where…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • The Photo Generation

    pmelcher
    26 Apr 2015 | 12:42 pm
    Regardless of what any teacher might say, there are two ways to become a photographer : take a lot of pictures and look at a lot of pictures. Everything else is secondary. And that is exactly what... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • The rising demand for original content

    pmelcher
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Earlier this week, Mediapost published an article on the rising demand for original content by brands. Citing recent research, the article states that “estimated budgets for producing content... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • Magnificent Send Off!

    Moose
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Copyright © Moose Peterson, All Rights Reserved. Moose Peterson's Website Sharon and I left for London starting off on our three […] The post Magnificent Send Off! appeared first on Moose Peterson's Website.
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • FUNDRAISER: People Of The Himalayas

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:53 am
    In April 2015, Nepal was hit hard by a devastating earthquake that brought down buildings and killed and injured thousands of people. Chris Marquardt and Monika Andrae have visited and photographed the people and places of Kathmandu, Patan, Bhakthapur and other areas in and around Nepal from 2009 to 2014. Areas that were hit hard … Continue reading FUNDRAISER: People Of The Himalayas The post FUNDRAISER: People Of The Himalayas appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf680 – Zoom Lens Bicycle Pump

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    24 Apr 2015 | 10:36 am
    IT’S 10 YEARS OF TIPS FROM THE TOP FLOOR!! Dave is curious about sensor dust, how bad it is and what you can do about it. Chris doesn’t really worry too much about dust. Modern cameras do a good job in shaking the dust off the sensor, but if you have something seriously stuck to … Continue reading tfttf680 – Zoom Lens Bicycle Pump The post tfttf680 – Zoom Lens Bicycle Pump appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • 10 Years of Tips from the Top Floor

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Oops, I almost forgot, but I released the very first episode of Tips from the Top Floor on April 18th 2005. Yes! \o/ Happy Birthday to meeeeeee… if you’d like to send a quick greeting, leave a comment, or even better: click the orange tab to the right to record something. The post 10 Years of Tips from the Top Floor appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    Lisa wants to know what filters to take on her trip to Nepal, Kathmandu and the Khumbu valley in the Himalayas. Chris goes over the three most recommended ones: the protective filter, the polarizer and the ND grad filter … and why he’ll leave all three at home. Pauline wonders how she can squeeze as … Continue reading tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable The post tfttf679 – Remarkable, Not Marketable appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Chris talks about Apple’s new Photos app and if it’s fit to replace Apterture (hint: not really) of if it’s even a Lightroom replacement (hint: you’ll have to wait). Also: a deep dive into an interesting thread on the photography subreddit. Show Links: Photos App Q&A on Periscope (you’ll need the Periscope app to watch … Continue reading tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App The post tfttf678 – Apple’s New Photos App appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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    Ron Martinsen's Photography Blog

  • COMPARISON: Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD vs Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L

    27 Apr 2015 | 2:33 am
      Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens When I reviewed the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM the image quality was so good that my wife shocked me by insisting that I buy it. After publishing my review I quickly started to hear from readers that I should also take a look at the Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Lens as some claimed it was just as good for a fraction of the price plus it offered vibration control. I had heard this kind of buzz before after I reviewed the Zeiss Otus 55mm when people told me that the SIGMA 50mm Art Series was nearly as good – and they were right. I like a good…
  • REVIEW: Epson SureColor P600 (Part I of II)

    24 Apr 2015 | 2:09 am
    Epson SureColor P600 Inkjet Printer PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS Max Resolution: 5760 x 1440 dpi Max Printable Area: 13 x 129" Borderless Prints up to 13 x 19" Accepts Roll Media up to 13" Wide 9 UltraChrome HD Pigment-Based Inks Auto-Switching Black Ink Technology Tilting 3.5" Color LCD Touchscreen Advanced Media Handling & Disc Printing USB 2.0, Ethernet, & Wi-Fi Connectivity I’ve finally had a chance to do some initial testing on the all-new P600 and thus far I must say that I’ve been very happy. While it does lack ICC profiles that are as finely tuned as those on legendary printers like…
  • FREE ThinkTankPhoto Shoulder Harness with Urban Disguise bags until May 15th

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:12 pm
    My friends at Think Tank Photo, who are celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary, have announced a special offer.  Whenever you order one of their Urban Disguise Shoulder bags between now and May 15th you will receive a Shoulder Harness V2.0 backpack harness by mail for free.  This harness is pretty cool because it easily converts your shoulder bag into a backpack.  It’s great for freeing up your hands to sprint through airports for flights, for example. To take advantage of this special offer, simply order the Urban Disguise bag of your choice and download and submit the online…
  • MindShift Gear Reviews: House of Cards and Filter Nest & Hive Mini

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    My friends at MindShift Gear make some super durable and lightweight camera bags for hikers, but they also make some great accessories. Even if you are a couch potato, you can appreciate the value in having accessories that help you keep track of your stuff while still being super lightweight. In this article and the video below I discuss some of the accessories I’ve tried and love from my friends at MindShift Gear. Check out the video above to see these products in action, but don’t forget to read the article for a special offer! House of Cards Memory Card Wallet MindShift Gear House of…
  • REVIEW: Nikon D7200 + 18-140mm Lens–The Perfect Camera for Parents?

    15 Apr 2015 | 1:24 am
    Nikon D7200 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm Lens I’ve been a big fan of the Nikon D7xxx series ever since I reviewed the D7000. It’s always been a solid performer, so when I reviewed the D7100 I was considered picking one up for myself. I’m a Canon shooter, so I didn’t need another camera – especially one that couldn’t use my existing lenses, but that’s just how much I liked the predecessor to the Nikon D7200. After some seat time with this camera I’ve discovered that everything that I liked about the predecessor returns plus it gets a EXPEED 4 processor, WiFi & NFC included as…
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    a small work

  • Untitled Dress

    Pamela Viola
    22 Apr 2015 | 1:03 pm
    Another mixed media encaustic painting.© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Untitled 4.16.15

    Pamela Viola
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
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  • House of Jain

    Pamela Viola
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
    I've just returned from a phenomenal encaustic workshopwith Jill Skupin Burkholder.© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
  • Figurative I and II

    Pamela Viola
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:13 am
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  • Midnight Ride

    Pamela Viola
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:56 am
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    PetaPixel

  • How Arranging a Sparkler Exit Almost Cost Me My Career As A Wedding Photographer

    Brian Mullins
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    Warning: This post contains graphic photos and descriptions of a serious injury. As a wedding photographer, there are so many different parts of the day we temporarily pause in being a photographer and magically transform into a seamstress, a planner, a mediator, a therapist and any number of other jobs. We are the only vendor outside of videographers who are with our clients all day. It’s one of the parts of my career that I love — no wedding day is ever the same and I get “re-charged” from the people families I meet. Because of this, I’ve always (in the past) considered…
  • B&H is Selling a Used Canon 1200mm f/5.6L Lens for Just $180,000

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:28 am
    If you’ve been in the market for a Canon 1200mm f/5.6L lens, B&H is currently listing a used one for just $180,000. The lens has a condition rating of 9+, meaning it “shows little or no signs of wear.” Oh, and there’s free shipping for the lens, a lens hood, and a case. The Canon 1200mm f/5.6L is the longest prime lens ever made by Canon. Its minimum focusing distance is just 49.5 feet. B&H has some pretty funny things to say about the lens in the listing’s product description: With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling…
  • Tip: Use a Levels Adjustment Layer in Photoshop to Reveal and Remove Dust Spots

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Photographer Chris Lambeth offers this short and sweet 3-minute tutorial on how you can use a Levels adjustment layer in Photoshop to reveal subtle sensor dust spots in your photos. Dragging the Levels sliders helps make the spots pop out of the image, allowing you to easily select and edit them out in the base image. (via Luce Retouch via Fstoppers)
  • LensPacks: Rear Lens Caps for Your Camera Bag That Attach with Velcro

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    After successfully raising money on Kickstarter to launch its LensRacks gear storage system, Vancouver, Canada-based Ansix Designs is back with another innovative product for lens changes and storage. It’s called LensPacks, and is a velcro based system that lets you fix rear lens caps to the inside of your camera bag. According to Ansix, not having to fumble with your rear lens cap will allow you to change lenses up to 60% faster. Instead of capping your lens before putting it into your bag, you simply insert your lens into your bag and twist it into its fixed LensPacks mount. The…
  • Ten Years of Shooting a Single Alleyway in Norway

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    For his project “In the Alley,” Norwegian photographer Lars Andersen spent ten years visiting one particular alleyway in the city of Tromsø, Norway. In a country filled with unbelievable natural landscapes, Andersen chose to focus his lens on a seemingly mundane urban location to see what he could create. The narrow, graffiti-filled passageway is about 100 feet long and connects one street to another. Andersen calls it “obscure, dark and bizarrely beautiful.” Over the years, the alley has challenged the photographer in seeing and framing photos as people walk through…
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    MyDailyPhotograph.com »

  • Two Panoramic Views of San Diego

    david
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    San Diego, California Skyline – July 12, 2009 and April 21, 2009 Both these were taken in 2009. The top one was shot from Mount Soledad and the second from Coronado Island. Some of you will recognize the bottom one from the vote we had a week ago. It is made of 11 photographs stitched together. You can actually see the people boarding the ferry on the left. Click here, and you can zoom into the photograph to see the amount of detail. Comments and questions here.
  • Philly Skyline

    david
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    From I-95 – April 27, 2011Looking through old photographs I took on this date, I found this gem…
  • Fern Tree

    david
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Santa Monica, California – April 26, 2009
  • Waiting for Sunset

    david
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Santa Monica, California – April 26, 2009 The sunsets in Santa Monica are truly wonderful and the Malibu Hills make an interesting background. In this instance, the silhouettes of the spectators add interesting and engaging graphic elements to the composition.Looking at these photographs reminds me of visiting friends in Santa Monica and the serenity I felt watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. The fresh ocean smell, the breeze and the people. Comments or questions here
  • Wrapped Sunset

    david
    26 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Santa Monica, California – April 26, 2009 Click here to see a sunset composite, Waiting for Sunset, two more shots taken the same evening. Hope you are enjoying the photographs, let me hear from you. Comments? David
 
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The Smartest $84 a Professional Photographer Can Spend on SEO

    Forum Admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    One of the most important components of optimizing your photography studio’s website for local search is claiming and perfecting your major online business listings. In our experience, nothing makes that easier for professional photographers than a service called Moz Local. It’s really pretty simple to use. Just enter your studio’s information into the Moz Local system, and then you’re done. They send out all your studio’s info to the biggest data aggregators on the web. From there, your data goes out to all the major business listings websites, which should then lead to better…
  • Meet Cindy Alvarez of Taste the World Photography

    Forum Admin
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Cindy Alvarez of Taste the World Photography of shares her passion in this short video blog. Cindy has a deep desire to provide an amazing experience during her senior sessions and to make each senior feel like a rock star! Check out these fun commercials we found on her website—this says it all! Click Here to View the Video
  • Spirit Week at H&H Color Lab

    Forum Admin
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Our customer service department occasionally decides to do something just for fun. Remembering the spirit weeks that we used to have in high school during homecoming weeks, we decided to have a spirit week of our own. Monday was Rock Band T-shirt day. We all wore a shirt representing a favorite band or singer. Tuesday, we wore patches for Emma, in support of the daughter of our own Shawn Cantrell as she battles Neuroblastoma. Wednesday was blue day. We all wore blue. Thursday found everyone wearing sports jerseys in honor of their favorite team. Friday was hat day. (I was hoping someone would…
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab — April 2015

    Forum Admin
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    APRIL 2015  As we gear up for the busy spring photography season, we hope you will take a few moments to scan our newsletter. We are featuring many new products, educational opportunities as well as a growing list of photography conventions that we attend. We would also like to draw your attention to our new Family Portrait Mini Session Workshop. If you are already shooting portraits and have been curious about doing mini sessions to supplement your income, we offer a simple, business-in-a-box approach to doing some volume work with portraits. This is a volume work flow model that uses…
  • Curved Metals Boost Portrait Sales

    Forum Admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    The curved metals from H&H Color Lab found their way into our studio. At the time I thought it was a cool product that we could try out, little did I know that it would have a drastic effect on our portrait sales. They were cool, an item that didn’t need a stand or frame. With clean modern edges, and print quality that I have grown to love and expect from H&H Color Lab. Each one was flawless. I set them on my display and didn’t think too much about it. In fact I forgot to update my price sheet to reflect the new item I was selling to my clients!! My next sales consult was a family…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Not The Smokies

    Howard G
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    I have always loved going away to new locations to photograph, either with friends or on a workshop (where I meet new friends.....met quite a few on this last Death Valley one!). Nonetheless, when photographing 'away', there are always only a limited number of days, seasons, light conditions, and times of day in which one can photograph that location.  You can never assemble a true portfolio in the same way that someone who lives nearby can.  No wonder some photographers have chosen to live near iconic photo locales.I have always felt that the place to truly assemble a portfolio in…
  • First Spring Photo - Trees

    Howard G
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:33 am
    It has been a long, hard winter here in Western Pennsylvania.  Certainly not nearly as bad as in some places, but, still, the last two winters have been colder and harsher than any I can remember after living here for 25 years.  So it was with great enthusiasm that I had made plans for the first outdoor photo session in quite some time with several friends .  Well, you can't always win, and even though it was the beginning of April it was still only 34 degrees out there.  But a plan is a plan and we went anyway.I guess I shouldn't be surprised that one of the…
  • Just Jo (Johnson)

    Howard G
    21 Apr 2015 | 1:09 am
    I was truly surprised and delighted when fellow photography workshop participant Jo Johnson, who is a superb photographer in her own right, asked to interview me for her blog.  I had never been interviewed about photography before and it was actually quite a lot of fun and her questions really made me think quite a bit.So I am going to provide a link over to the blog and interview. But here's the thing.....keep reading because Jo's blog is fascinating.  You see, she is something of a history buff as well as a photographer, and she artfully weaves her images and words into…
  • The Demise Of Amsterdam's Snake House

    Howard G
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:14 am
    A few months ago, I wrote two posts about the Snake House in Amsterdam entitled "The Snake House, Amsterdam" and "The Snake House - Follow Up". The Snake House, pictured below, was a building I photographed while visiting Amsterdam, but knew very little about.  It had such a fascinating looking facade that I tried to find out more, and as I wrote in the second post:"It turns out that for many years the Snake House has been inhabited by squatting artists. Now, in Amsterdam, squatting apparently means something a little different than it does in the US. It means living cheaply…
  • Quick Quotes: Minor White, Duane Michals, Nancy Rotenberg

    Howard G
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    Today I have a Quick Quote threefer....three different photographers from two different eras whose quotes, to me, all express the same idea.  That idea, which would be very hard to take issue with, is that in order to make good photographs one has to go much deeper than what is apparent on the surface of any subject:"One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are"Minor White"Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be."Duane Michals"When photographing, go beyond the handshake"Nancy RotenbergSubscribe…
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    Rule of Thirds Photography

  • The “Other” stuff in my bag!

    Kelly
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Top 10 items I often carry in my bag… While it’s common to be asked “What’s in your camera bag?” in terms of what cameras and lenses I’m using there is a whole other side of what’s in my bag that can be and often is quite valuable to have.  Like a good boy scout you want to be prepared. Let’s check out my list: 1) Flash cards – You would be surprised how many people I have met on workshops that suddenly run out of memory in their camera.   Memory cards have to be the cheapest item you’ll ever use in photography yet seem to be the…
  • Lightroom 6 is here!

    Kelly
    21 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    Lighroom 6 release At long last (almost 2 years since LR 5 was released) Adobe has released Photoshop Lightroom 6.0.  This long anticipated release includes: Facial recognition HDR (High Dynamic range processing) Panorama’s New brushes and radial filters More slideshow options Performance enhancements Easier photo sharing Along with the desktop update the mobile app includes: Segmented view Easier rating method Improved crop and copy/paste Visual storytelling with Adobe Voice and Slate Note: To use the mobile app you must be signed up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription model.
  • iPhoto to Lightroom

    Kelly
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:51 am
    Migrating to Lightroom Before you think of upgrading your Mac to the much anticipated OS X 10.10.3 that includes the new Photos app, you may want to consider migrating your photos from iPhoto (Apples photo app) to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  I downloaded a number of photos from my iPhone to iPhoto for this demo.  Once you have upgraded to OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite) you likely will not have access to the old Apple iPhoto app depending on your region (see below). Although this demo is of iPhoto to LR, it’s pretty much the same process for the Apple Aperture app.  Why Apple decided to…
  • The Missed Shot!

    Kelly
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Amazon Rain Forest   The Missed Shot! Ever had one of those days where you are with someone and at the end of the day you are sharing photos and wonder “How did they get that shot? and Why did I miss it?”.  I have to admit when my wife and I are out it happens, however it’s more likely because we have differing artistic views than other reasons.  Nonetheless it happens to all of us at one time or another. The reasons… Your equipment Do you know it?  Are you ready for most anything that may jump out at you?  Do you know how to quickly change from freezing a…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile

    Kelly
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Adobe has released its much anticipated Adobe Lightroom Mobile for the Apple iPad (iPhone to come yet).   Key Features Complete syncing between Lightroom 5.4 (Windows or Mac) and iPad with mobile edits, metadata and collection changes. Automatically import images captured on an iPad and sync back to a Lightroom catalog on the desktop. Work on your images on your iPad even when you don’t have any online connection to your desktop for a  true portable experience. Sync photos between Lightroom 5 and Lightroom mobile; sync. Lightroom for iPad is included in the Photoshop Photography…
 
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    Echo - The Pixpa Blog

  • 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.  …
  • Make Your Website Stand Out Among Other Online Photography Portfolios on the Web

    Pixpa
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    “Working in a professional arena, your portfolio is your career calling card.” While references can impress to a certain extent, you will garner little attention unless you can show to the world how impressive your work history is. And that – in an attractive way. The best way to flaunt your impressive work is through a design portfolio website. It is by all means the easiest and quickest way to showcase your work. It is also an essential component of your photo-business, especially if you’re only just starting a photography business. But while many designers have their own design…
  • In the Spotlight: Minneapolis based Photographer Brandon Lepasti

    Pixpa
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    Brandon Lepasti is a Minneapolis based Portrait photographer. He completed his BFA from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Brandon finds himself particularly attached to snowboarding since childhood, and in turn, snowboard photography. He has been the recipient of the FY 2013 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board along with many other awards and titles. View complete portfolio at brandonlepasti.com. 1. Tell us about the initiation of your career in photography? Did you always want to be a photographer? I was a sponsored snowboarder back in high school. I used to…
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Alaska Shorebird Migration

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:39 am
    Shorebird migration on the Copper River Delta, Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska Now that I’m seeing more migrating birds passing through Seward, I’m getting excited to be heading back over the Cordova this Saturday for the amazing shorebird migration – first time in two years.  Like two years ago, I’ll be helping guide two photo / bird tours while I’m there, one for Discovery Voyages, and one for Cheeseman’s Ecological Tours. Words, and for that matter, photos are unable to do justice to the amazing sight of seeing tens of thousands of shorebirds…
  • Sequoia

    Ron Niebrugge
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:42 am
    The giant Sequoia trees in Sequoia National Park, California. For Arbor Day, how could I go with anything other then one of the most magnificent tries on earth, the giant Sequoias!  Even if I had to dig back in the archives to a trip about 12 years ago.
  • Ice Road Truckers

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:14 am
    A big rig crosses a bridge on the Dalton Highway, Alaska. The Dalton Highway was featured for a number of years of the TV show Ice Road Truckers.  Here is a truck driving that same “highway”, late and night under an aurora sky, as it makes its way towards Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.   This is a combination of two exposures, one for the bright lights of the truck, and a second, much longer one for the aurora.  I exposed the truck for 2.5 seconds at f/1.4 and iso 1600, then once the truck left the frame, I captured a second image with a 6 second exposure.
  • Alice

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Mt Alice, Chugach National Forest, Alaska. It has been a wet month – so when the sun popped out last night, I couldn’t resist photographing the mountains across from our house, even though I have a million photos of them already – now I have a million and one!
  • Adelie

    Ron Niebrugge
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Adelie penguin, Antarctica. I thought I would share another penguin photo from this winter because I can.  I say winter, but it was actually summer down there.
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  • 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,…
  • Initial Hands On: Sony a7II With 5 Axis Image Stabilization

    Colby Brown
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    On November 20th, 2014 Sony surprised the photography world with the announcement of the second generation of the full frame a7 mirrorless camera, known creatively as the a7II, which retails for $1698. While this announcement caught even the Sony rumors sites off guard in terms of timing, the big surprise was that Sony had managed to fit 5 axis in body stabilization into in a small mirrorless body with a full frame sensor, a first for the industry. While Olympus has similar technology for a while, it has mostly been used in its mirco 4/3rds cameras, with great results. Needless to say, when I…
  • The Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month of December, I will giveaway a mix of products from Sony, Wacom, G-Technology, Formatt Hitech, Nik Software, onOne Software and Artifact Uprising. Essentially each week you could win a Sony a6000 or a Wacom Intuos Pro Tablet or a Premium version of onOne Software’s Perfect Suit 9 and more… Contest Rules: Start Date: December 3rd, 2014 End Date: December 31st, 2014…
 
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Sunken Meadow Foot Bridge

    Chris Corradino
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:27 am
    This 15 second exposure was taken in late afternoon while the sun was still high in the sky. In addition to the 9 stop ND filter, I used a 2 stop graduated ND to darken the clouds further while still holding detail in the foreground. 
  • Avoiding Creative Potholes

    Chris Corradino
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:14 am
    Steer clear of "GAS" and other potholes along the road to creative success. Get the full scoop over on the PicsArt blog. 
  • A Week of Windows

    Chris Corradino
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    A number of windows found their way into my work this week. While each one has its own unique characteristics, they're tied together by a common theme. 
  • Experimenting with 9 Stop ND Filter

    Chris Corradino
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:53 am
    I've been experimenting with "black glass" which is technically a 9 stop neutral density filter. It's not dark on the top and clear on the bottom like a graduated nd would be. This is a round, and very dark tool that can allow you to manipulate the light in some creative ways.  I used it to shoot a 50 second exposure in broad daylight. Normally this would have completely overexposed the scene, but by blocking 9 stops of light, I was able to show the motion of the cattails swaying in the wind.  For the Lighthouse shot, I used a thirty second exposure while the sun was still high in…
  • Out to Simplify

    Chris Corradino
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:52 am
    I found this simple but charming bouquet at an outdoor table near West 30th street in Manhattan. The shallow depth of field only kept a small portion of the flowers in focus to create the soft aesthetic I was striving for.      Later on that day while walking the High Line, I came across this terrific burst of color set against a black awning.  From lovely flowers to these industrial landscapes, it was quite the shift in subject matter. Still. I found the interaction between man made materials and natural light to be quite a fascinating…
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  • Arrested in Indonesia, Lighting for Macro Photography and Google Search Changes: Our Top 10 Blogs from 4/20-4/24

    24 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    By Chris HomerIt's Friday, so you know what that means. You guessed it - time for our weekly rundown of our favorite photography blogs from around the web. Enjoy them below!1. Photographers Arrested and Kicked Out of Indonesia for Illegal Photo ShootsWORKING ABROAD: If you ever do photo shoots in foreign countries, you'll want to pay attention to this post. PetaPixel reports on 13 American photographers who were thrown out of Indonesia for not having the proper permits for a photo shoot. Moral of this story? We can't expect clients to respect our copyrights but flagrantly break other…
  • 8 Tips for Pawsitive Photo Sessions

    23 Apr 2015 | 3:04 pm
    By: Lauren WaltersPet photography is a very particular niche... the pets run the show, but a great pet photographer knows how to capture those candid, playful poses to bring the picture to life in front of your eyes. So, Spike and Fluffy, when your parents schedule your next photo session, ask them to follow these tips to make everybody smile!1. Hire someone who specializes in pet photography. He or she should have     experience working with animals and be able to engage them to bring out their unique personality.2. Patience and Flexibility! Pets run the show so a session…
  • It's World Copyright Day! Do You Know Your Copyrights?

    23 Apr 2015 | 9:27 am
    If you had any hesitation there, today's free webinar is for you: Webinar: Are Your Images Protected?  Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3-4 pm ET FREE Lindsey Forson, coordinator, PPA Copyright & Government Affairs Department   Protecting your images isn't something you want to leave to chance. Become more confident about understanding your copyrights and you'll be able to better defend yourself as well as raise awareness with clients and retailers. This is good for the industry and the livelihood of your business!   Consider signing up for the webinar, coinciding with World…
  • From the Desk of The President

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:56 pm
    By Mariah AshleyI would like to officially announce my candidacy for the office of President.(Cheers and Applause)Oh wait a minute; I'm going to need to retract that statement. I'm already the president around here. In fact, I've served two and a half terms.I know it seems pretty important and glamorous, being the most powerful woman in my office and all, but have you ever seen the side-by-sides of the presidents before and after their terms? Ouch! Being President DOES NOT do a body good- check it out. Wrinkles are in fact... bipartisan.Whether you are the President of the United States…
  • 7 Tips for Taking Beautiful Family Photos

    20 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    By: Lauren WaltersFamily photos are one activity many families dread. What's meant to be a fun, memorable event can quickly become a stressful, panic-inducing nightmare. Here are some tips from PPA family portrait photographers to help your family take beautiful photos.1. Find the Right PhotographerIn addition to reviewing a photographer's online portfolio, pricing and policies, also look at their social media pages and customer reviews on third party websites. If you want a large portion of your session to be in black and white, then find a photographer who loves black and white too. If you…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • Feminine Portraiture / Boudoir workshop – May 31, 2015 – Albany, NY

    Neil vN
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    Feminine Portraiture / Boudoir Photography workshop – May 31, 2015 I’m pretty chuffed about this – teaming up with Genine Gullickson, one of the best boudoir photographers I know, we’ll be presenting an all-day workshop in Feminine Portraiture and Boudoir Photography. The workshop will be held in Genine’s studio in Schenectady, NY. And if like me, you don’t quite know where Schenectady is, it is a short hop away from Albany, NY. Date: May 31, 2015 Time: 9am – 6pm Fee: $495 With this workshop 2 experienced models will be available wearing a variety of…
  • scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration

    Neil vN
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:07 pm
    scam: domain name registration / SEO service registration As if the e-mail scams aren’t bad enough, they are now texting photographers with the same scam! But there is another scam that has been going around for years now – but it is so obvious that I doubt many people will fall for it. But just in case anyone has any doubt, or may be a touch too inattentive, this next one is also a scam – fake domain renewals / SEO service registration. If you have a website – and this means everyone – then you have received these emails, warning you to renew your domain.
  • dramatic studio lighting: using the beauty dish as a single light source

    Neil vN
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:35 am
    dramatic studio lighting: using the beauty dish as a single light source I love the forgiving nature of large light modifiers – you don’t have such precision with a huge softbox as you do with a smaller, more contrasty light modifier.  But you also have less opportunity for dramatic light, as you do with smaller light sources. In line with the idea that a smaller light = harder light = dramatic light, I wanted to create a series of portraits that had a darker, moodier feel. Brian Calabrese, a New York portrait photographer friend of mine, met up with me in my studio, and…
  • video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot

    Neil vN
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    video clip: behind the scenes – Profoto B2 review photo shoot For the review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash, I had Erik Colonese shoot a behind-the-scenes video clip while I photographed Anelisa. It’s a fairly long clip because we decided to keep in a lot of my dialogue with Anelisa as I direct her. The video clip also expands on the review with some info on the Profoto B2 Flash (vendor), and I also touch on camera settings and using the flash. As is usual, I want the material on Tangents to be of wider interest, even when it is a review of a specific product. There’s…
  • review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot

    Neil vN
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    review: Profoto B2 Off-Camera Flash – photo shoot Over the years I have used a variety of off-camera lights on location shoots and at weddings, and have worked my way up from Dynalite and Quantum flashes (and speedlights), to the Profoto B1. The Profoto B1 (vendor) has made such a difference for me in the ease of use, the speed of setting up, and the sheer power of 500 W/s of light. I love my B1 flash. For example, here is how I used the Profoto B1 portable flash at a wedding. Profoto has now released the Profoto B2 250 W/s Air TTL Flash, and it comes as two options: Profoto B2…
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  • Art Deco Love | Hyatt Gainey Ranch | Film Photographer | Scottsdale, Arizona

    Melissa
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:37 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. {This is our sneak peek for this super special couple. Such an exciting feeling when you look at your email and the scans from the wedding are ready! Even more exciting is seeing how perfectly developed they are – not one ounce of photoshop or lightroom work (besides exporting the catalog) has been done to these images. Oh the beauty of film. The depth, the beautiful tones – just plain gorgeousness!!!!} Time…
  • The Felch House | Historic Wedding Venue | Phoenix Wedding Photographers

    keith
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:16 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. When the bride first contacted me about her upcoming wedding on Valentine’s Day, 2015 – we seemed to have so much to talk about immediately. Sometimes it is almost surreal that a couple and their wedding photographer can be so much on the same page.  All she had to say was that she had made a dark room for her fiancé in their converted garage and the rest is history. Yes, we spoke about her upcoming wedding and…
  • Shipping Film, It must be Monday | Wedding Film Photographers

    Melissa
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. There is something about counting and packing film up that makes me nervously excited on a Monday morning after a wedding weekend. It reminds me of the same nervous excitement I would have the few times I walked across a suspension bridge as a kid. My hands are actually sweating right now thinking of my little sister running across a suspension bridge dangling a million feet in the air on this little bridge on a family…
  • Bentley Projects Art Gallery | Downtown Phoenix Weddings | Featured Venue

    Melissa
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:42 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. The Bentley Projects in Downtown Phoenix is such a great spot for a wedding. We photographed our first wedding here I think nearly 8 years ago and it was just as cool then as it is now. Maybe it’s the loft like qualities of this historic building or the original details but there is something very special about this event space. (It is also one of the better spots to get married in the summer when outdoor ceremonies…
  • Engagement Session in the Snow | Flagstaff Arizona

    keith
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Snow in Arizona? Yes it actually does snow occasionally in these parts. Arizona is one of those incredible states that affords you the luxury of skiing in the morning and driving south a couple of hours and then playing a round of golf and lounging by the sun soaked pool all in the same day. This super sweet couple really, really wanted an engagement session in the snow. As luck would have it, the weekend they had available…
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  • 04/15: The Swap with Tami.

    Josh Fassbind
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometime in February, I got an email from my friend Tami about this portrait project called The Swap. The brief is pretty straightforward: Team up with another photographer. Arrange two dates. On the first date photographer 1 is the subject of a photograph and photographer 2 is the photographer. On the second date you swap roles. I liked the idea and a few days after the original email, I was set to be Tami’s model. After slipping on some awesome vintage clothes, a blond wig and having my face covered with makeup (which Tami does on her own), I was ready to pose. Needless to say the…
  • Tami of the Valley

    Josh Fassbind
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:18 pm
  • 01/15: Joshua Tree

    Josh Fassbind
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Anka’s birthday is at the end of January and this  year, we celebrated with a two-day road trip to Joshua Tree National Park. It was our first time there and it was amazing! It is so vast and so diverse. You go from rocky hills to plains to boulders… so many photographic opportunities. Next time we go, we’ll probably camp in the park for an even better experience. Oh and you should see the sky at night, stunning!
  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

    Josh Fassbind
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    I spent 4 days in Paris for the New Year with Anka and some close friends. We stayed in the 20th arrondissement (no, Fox News, it is not a “no-go zone”) and it was nice to discover a new neighborhood. It is a working-class and diverse neighborhood and it felt authentic. The great farmer’s market, little cafés and bakeries all contributed to a great experience. Far removed from the touristy Paris I am accustomed to, it was a very nice change. We also visited the Louis Vuitton Foundation designed by architect Frank Gehry and the building is insane! I still like the Walt…
  • 12/14 :: The Mother Road/Monument Valley.

    Josh Fassbind
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    At the end of 2014 Anka and I took a 4-day road trip to Monument Valley and drove, as much as we could, along Route 66. It was a lot of fun and now I really want to drive from L.A. to Chicago.
 
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    Blog - Ben Neumann Photography

  • Camera Sales Declining

    Ben Neumann
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:29 am
    A recent report has surfaced about worldwide camera sales. You can see the report here.  What the report states is that camera sales have been declining the last 3 years including mirrorless cameras. Mirrorless sales are still way behind the traditional DSLR market especially in America. While America receives approx 25% of the worlds total camera shipments, we only receive 9% of the worlds mirrorless cameras. It's starting to make sense why Canon hasn't updated their mirrorless system for the American market. Americans aren't buying mirrorless like Asia and…
  • Canon 5Ds and Canon 5Ds R Update

    Ben Neumann
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    The Canon 50 megapixel cameras are now available for pre order. The product is not scheduled to ship until June, but both Amazon and B&H photo have them listed. I have my pre order in for the 5Ds R. Nikon did the low pass filter experiment with the d800 and the d800e. I think the majority of landscape and fine art photographers are going to go with the 5Ds R. As far as studio and product photography goes, I am not sure what kind of situations those photographers will run into, so the 5Ds might be a better choice. Click the links below to pre order your 5D of choice. Pre…
  • Virgin Islands National Park

    Ben Neumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:33 am
    Virgin Islands National Park is located on the island of St. John in the eastern caribbean. I was there only briefly but was able to explore a bit around the Trunk Bay area. Trunk Bay is the best beach and tropical area I have visited. There is only one other place that comes close and that is the black sand beaches in Waipio valley on the big Island of Hawaii. Trunk Bay has postcard worthy scenery with sugar sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water. During tourist season it's pretty busy but my friends and I didn't have any trouble finding a spot on the beach. The park…
  • Canon 5DS R and the 11-24 mm Lens

    Ben Neumann
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    As many of you probably have heard by now, Canon has announced the Canon 5DS R and the 11-24mm f4 lens. I followed all the hubbub about the release over at Canon Rumors Blog. Here's a great preview from The Digital Picture Blog about the 5Ds R. I have been mulling it over, doing research, and trying to decide what I wanted to do in terms of my photo gear. I have been eagerly awaiting Canons response to the Nikon D810 and Sony's A7R. While the megapixel count is in the medium format realm, the dynamic range is not. According to several Canon interviews, the dynamic range will be the same as…
  • Photography Outlook for 2015

    Ben Neumann
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    With the new year just around the corner what is the photography outlook for 2015 ? Will this be a better year for photographers? What can we expect in terms of technology? Lots of questions to be answered! I will share with you some rumors floating around the web along with some predictions that I have. First lets start off by spreading some rumors. The megapixel war is back in full force. It died down for a little while but once Sony and Nikon (using Sony's sensor) released the 36 megapixel sensors in their lineup, it appears Canon is ready to take it a step further. Rumors have it Canon…
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  • Move along

    Tara R.
    25 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    Standing firm can be pointless when being unmovable means being unfeeling. You can be true to yourself, steadfast in your beliefs, without being unkind. You can be moved to take […]
  • For hire

    Tara R.
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:44 pm
    The reading room reminded Carl of Great Aunt Gertrude’s parlor. On special visits to her house, Gertrude would let him look through the new Sears & Roebuck catalog. Carl would […]
  • Neighborhood Cat Lady

    Tara R.
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Her arcane speech was difficult to follow. It was like trying to decipher a cryptic language, and not just the lexicon of a bygone era. Even the name she used […]
  • Five years ago – Deep Horizon

    Tara R.
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:49 am
    June 6, 2010; originally published at “If Mom Says OK” Today, I wept. The outer edge of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has reached […]
  • Make your own rules

    Tara R.
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Don’t be so loud, someone might hear you Don’t color outside of the lines You’re too big to be a jockey, or an astronaut You don’t have enough grace to […]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Taking The Magic Out of Moments

    website@rmsp.com
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    I’ve always been drawn to photographs that capture moments. When I was first starting out I assumed that creating those photographs consisted either of luck or a high degree of skill. While there might be a tiny amount of luck involved and skill is always nice to have, I think that capturing moments is more about following a simple formula. Whether the moments are dynamic or quiet, understanding and practicing a few simple steps can be the difference between missing the moment and capturing it. Before I walk through the steps I use I want to show two simple images. I’ll use these to…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Billings, MT this Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:54 am
    RMSP will be in Billings on April 25th and 26th 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. Unfortunately I know very little about this state that I live in so I had to rely on Google Maps and Panoramio to see what other people had photographed in the area. Don’t forget that you can make any location feel completely different by going at night! Do you know of great places to photograph in Billings that we didn’t mention?
  • Let’s Get Close Up Part 2: Stability

    website@rmsp.com
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In Part 1 of Let’s Get Close Up, I introduced the extension tube as an easy and inexpensive way to focus closer on your subject with any lens you own. The post discussed how to achieve a 1:1 ratio or life size magnification (that’s close up!) using the appropriate extension tube and focal length combination. Macro lenses, filters and stacking or reversing lenses are other great alternatives, but which ever method you choose as you achieve greater and greater magnification ratios the more stability you need in the whole camera system and in your technique if you want tack sharp images.
  • Want to Win a 2015 RMSP Workshop?

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Of course you do! That’s why you’re reading this! We are proud to have teamed up with the fine folks at PDN to sponsor their latest Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The deadline is April 29 – which is coming right up – so now is the time to get your soon-to-be-winning image submitted. If your photo is selected as the grand prize winner, you could walk away with some cold hard cash, a Tamron lens, any 2015 RMSP Workshop (tuition only; based on availability) a pass to the Telluride Photo Festival and a $500 Adorama gift card. Whether a professional or amateur, you are encouraged…
  • Spirit of the Honu

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Life lessons are not new. In fact, they’ve been around as long as mankind. You know the type of lesson I’m talking about. That occasional jolt of wisdom that strikes like a lightening bolt causing instant and supreme understanding of your own foibles, misunderstandings and shortcomings. When we’re really lucky, along with the understanding we get the insight on how to fix these quirks and characteristics. That’s what happened to me recently while out on a photo shoot. Instant understanding of a familiar foible and the means to fix it. It happened, as I’m sure a great many lessons…
 
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    Neocamera

  • 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.
  • Canon Powershot G7 X Review | Neocamera

    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Premium compact with a large 20 MP 1" CMOS sensor. Stabilized ultra-bright ultra-wide-angle 4.2X optical zoom lens. ISO 125-12800, 1/2000s-250s shutter-speed, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD @ 60 FPS. Dual-controls dials and a tilting 3" LCD.
  • Fuji X100T Review | Neocamera

    15 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The latest classically-styled fixed lens camera from Fuji packs a 16 MP sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF and a bright F/2 fixed 23mm lens. It offers a unique hybrid EVF/OVF with Digital Range Finder in a highly mechanical design.
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    Mike Moats

  • Make Your Own Natural Backgrounds

    Mike Moats
    28 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    Sometimes you have a great subject to shoot but a really cluttered background making it impossible to create an image with a nice blurred background. If this happens to you, just insert a background behind the main subject. See how to create these natural looking backgrounds. Also use them in the house when your shooting flowers. If you like this post share it below through your social media groups. Website, Workshops and E-Books You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To see my processing videos click here
  • 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

    Mike Moats
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    ___________________________________________________________________ 18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/creativity-habits_n_4859769.html __________________________________________________________________ Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Photo Conference 2015 click here Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Places To Shoot

    Mike Moats
    26 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Hot Sam’s Antiques If you are ever about 25 miles south of Minneapolis, check out Hot Sam’s Antiques in rural Lakeville. Awesome place where lots of photographers go to shoot interesting art work created by the owner, and tons of antiques, old cars, old circus trailer, old trucks, and other unusual things. _________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________…
  • 5 things to Consider for Better Macro Photos

    Mike Moats
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:55 am
    5 Things to Consider for Better Photos 1. Finding character. When you are out shooting, go slowly and take the time to study every subject for interesting characteristics. All settings that contain flowers, leaves, trees, and bugs have the potential to reveal elements of character. Character is reflected in an object’s distinctive shape, remarkable lines, exceptional contrast, unusual pattern, unique texture, or special light. Finding character in nature is about creating images that set themselves apart from the ordinary and mundane that most photographers capture. 2. Know your…
  • Macro Photo Conference 2015

    Mike Moats
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:59 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

  • Abandoned House, D Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of old abandoned house on D 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, D Road NW, Douglas County, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Mt Rainier, Washington, 2007

    Steve
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white panoramic photography of a snow-capped Mt Rainier as viewed from Burley Mountain Lookout in Lewis County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white panoramic landscape photography series. Purchase Print The post Mt Rainier, Washington, 2007 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Westport Harbor No. 2, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the marina and harbor at Westport, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white seascape photography series. Purchase Print The post Westport Harbor No. 2, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Evening on the Palouse No. 17, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A photograph of the evening views of the Spring Palouse farm lands in Whitman County near Colfax, Washington as seen from Steptoe Butte State Park. This photo is one of a series of images from my rural landscape photography project titled Evening on the Palouse, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print The post Evening on the Palouse No. 17, Steptoe Butte, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rainbow Falls State Park No. 1, Washington, 2015

    Steve
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A black and white photograph of the South Fork Chehalis River at the Rainbow Falls State park in Lewis County, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white photography project titled Highway 6, Washington, 2015 Purchase Print The post Rainbow Falls State Park No. 1, Washington, 2015 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke

  • Review: HDR in Lightroom 6 – The Dynamic Flaw

    Olaf Bathke
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:17 am
    Comments are welcome!! The big HDR LIE (GHTROOM) Click here to view the embedded video. The post Review: HDR in Lightroom 6 – The Dynamic Flaw appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
  • Where have you been this winter? Probably #there!

    Olaf Bathke
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    So many photographers have been to Lofoten this winter. A friend of mine was #there. He told me that he met a lot of landscape photographers #there, even popular ones from the US. I met them too although I wasn’t #there! They were not to be overseen on the internet: Short tweet here: “Hey folks I am on my way to Lofoten!” Quick shot there: “See this Instagram on my way to Reine!” And all that great shots on G+: #Lofoten It seems to me that you must have been #there to count yourself a serious landscape or travel photographer. Replace “there” with a trending hashtag on any…
  • nature365 – Jim Brandenburgs newest project

    Olaf Bathke
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:33 am
    My dear friend Jim Brandenburg has launched a new project. It is an “every day project” from the father of all photography and nature related “every day projects” (Chased by the Light is probably the first of that kind) http://nature365.tv If you want further information about his new project listen to this interview with Jim. If you are interested in Jims work at all you can listen to an interview I took 2011 when he was on a visit in Schleswig Holstein. You need big ears like an elephant to listen to this video because of the bad audio quality. But I guess it is…
  • What was? What will be?

    Olaf Bathke
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:47 am
    2014 was a busy year. Lots of things happened. I am feeling so free, never felt so free in my life! Most things aren’t interesting in terms of photography. I won’t share them with you. Except three things: I have grown a beard. I love it! Others love it! So it will stay for a while. I found out that I am not allergic to strawberries after 15 years of avoiding them. It is such a great feeling being able to eat the most delicious fruit in the world again. After a long time of not being able to move I am totally into exercise and sports now. I haven’t felt fitter than before and this…
  • Collecting glas at the beach

    Olaf Bathke
    5 May 2014 | 1:02 pm
    On my last trip to Denmark I discovered a new obsession. While walking at the beach searching for inspiring objects there is plenty of time to fill. Searching for old sanded glas can be so addictive. There is living a nice thought in it: Time, patience and creative thoughts are the ingredients to transform something hurtful into something really beautiful. You can do similar things in photography.   The post Collecting glas at the beach appeared first on Nature Photography - Olaf Bathke.
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Wonka White

    Mark Mizen
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:53 am
    In case you missed the latest news, Pantone has announced a new color, Minion Yellow. Minion Yellow is based on the new upcoming Minions movie, scheduled for release on July 10. It is “an illuminating, energetic, friendly and fun-loving yellow shade that immediately calls out to you.” With Pantone’s inspiration, I would like to announce my new color for 2015. Drum roll, please. My new color is Wonka White. Wonka White is an off white with hints of mud and a touch of grass stain. It is a neutral color that is well suited for today’s environment. Wonka White is clean,…
  • The Invention of Photography

    Mark Mizen
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:44 am
    Who invented photography? The answer isn’t as clear as it might be, since a number of people developed photographic systems in the 1830s and 1840s. Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport’s Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry (2013) describes two early participants in the field, Louis Daguerre and Henry Fox Talbot, mentioning Nicéphore Niépce in passing. Daguerre was the first to describe a practical photographic system so I would give him credit, although technically Talbot may have actually been first, but he kept his work a secret.
  • Lifetouch to Embrace New Capture and Storage Media

    Mark Mizen
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    I received the following press release from Lifetouch today and would like to share it with my readers: April 1, 2015 Lifetouch to Embrace New Capture and Storage Media It is with great pride that we announce that we have signed an agreement with the Eastman Kodak Company to license a high–‐resolution capture device with a large 46mm sensor that also functions as a high–‐density archival storage medium to preserve our customers’ Memories For A Lifetime™. The state–‐of–‐the–‐art material, “File Image Longterm Media™,” will be used in the new…
  • Creative Memories to Embrace Healthy Eating

    Mark Mizen
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Creative Memories Corn, Brussels Sprout, Tomato, and Rutabaga Albums In support of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to reduce childhood obesity, Creative Memories has announced that effective today all albums will be named after vegetables. “We want to encourage healthy eating, and what better way to do that than by selling only vegetable themed products,” said Creative Memories President, Mark Legume. As part of this new sales effort, the Ruby Album will become Tomato, the Moss Album will be Brussels Sprout, and the Yellow Album will be Corn. Sand Shimmer will…
  • Are you a camerist?

    Mark Mizen
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:13 pm
    From the Pembina Pioneer Express in 1898, we know that Alex Harris of Carlisle, North Dakota is a “camerist.” I like that word better than photographer. The Pioneer Express also asks, “…is there not someplace on earth where cameras do not go?” Their answer – “No, nary a place.” If only the Pioneer Express newspaper writers from 1898 could see today’s world with the ever present camera phone.  They would know how truly right they were. Information added April 1, 2015: Our camerist, Alex Harris was born in Canada in January 1866. He…
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    The ProShow Blog

  • How To Make a Mother’s Day Slideshow

    Leslie
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    With Mother’s Day just around the corner — sons, daughters, husbands and Dads brainstorm to come up with the perfect gesture or gift to honor ‘Mom’ on her special day. Although the common greeting card is typically given on this day and certainly not a terrible way to go, you know you can do better! For a gift no woman will refuse and all are guaranteed to love — we recommend making her a simple, personalized slideshow video from the heart. (Maybe throw in a home-cooked breakfast while you‘re at it). A slideshow takes just a few minutes to make, but the sharing experience is…
  • Our Favorite ProShow Slideshow Effects for Mother’s Day

    Amanda
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Looking for ideas on how to make your Mother’s Day slideshow extra special? Browse our favorite instant FX below, selected from both free downloadable styles and also ProShow Effects Packs.                 For a limited time, get 15% OFF all ProShow Effects, plus any new or upgrade purchase of ProShow Gold or ProShow Producer! This special offer expires May 11, 2015. Don’t miss out!  
  • 5 Really Useful Text Macro Shortcuts in ProShow

    Brandon
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Have you ever wanted to display details about an image on the screen while your slideshow plays back? Using Text Macros, this can be done in just a few clicks! In ProShow, Text Macros are shortcuts that make it faster and easier to insert a caption that features details about an image. The most commonly used macro types are the Predefined Macros. You can use these to insert the name of the file, the date the photo was taken, the slide number and so on. Symbol Macros are also quite popular. These come in handy when adding captions that feature a copyright notice, foreign currency values, or…
  • ProShow Output: Flash Drives vs DVD Discs

    Amanda J
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Building slideshows is the hallmark of so many moments in our lives. One of the most important parts of the process is publishing the final product, and the most common medium is DVD. While DVD is a great option for output, there is an alternative you can use that provides high definition, allows you to get creative with your packaging, and makes it much easier to share slideshows – the flash drive. Imagine sharing your slideshow in high definition using a flash drive. Instead of burning a DVD you can publish a video file and copy it onto a flash drive to share with friends, family or…
  • Taking Your Passion for Nature Photography to the Next Level

    Photodex
    14 Apr 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Today’s guest post comes from Roman M. Kurywczak, owner of Roman’ with Roman Photo Tours. As a successful owner of a small nature photography tour company, Roamin’ with Roman Photo Tours, I am often approached by other photographers asking me how they could turn their passion of nature photography into a successful business for themselves. If I had to choose one word, it would be passion. A close second would be dedication with sacrifice rounding out the top three. After all, I am a 12-year overnight success! Passion: The first question I always ask people is: How badly do…
 
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    Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson

  • Web Design Portfolio Re-Design

    StylePeterson
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:49 pm
    A Web Design Portfolio Made Mobile Friendly I invite you to check out our latest web design project. This web design portfolio is our original website that has been online for close to eighteen years. It has seen a major redesign three times in that period. However, this fourth redesign was made necessary by the need to be mobile-friendly (meeting Google’s requirements in the process). We created a design that works fluidly on smartphones, iPhones and tablets, while remaining fully compatible with desktop computers. Click here to visit our newly upgraded Mobile Friendly Web Design…
  • Convey Emotion With Your Website Colors!

    StylePeterson
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    Color gives life and emotion to websites when used artfully. Typically, we learn about complimentary and contrasting colors and the theory of the color wheel at some point in our formal education. However, a true artist, making a short tour of a botanical garden, realizes that these “laws of color” are broken in nature all the time, with very pleasing results. Indeed, those who are observant will find some of the most fascinating applications of unique color palettes in landscapes, and flora and fauna of all types. Our Creator is the Master of Design, and is certainly not limited by the…
  • Mobile Friendly – A Primer

    StylePeterson
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    What Is A Mobile-Friendly Website? A mobile-friendly website is one that displays legible, properly formatted, easy-to-navigate web pages on all mobile web devices such as smartphones, iPhones, iPads and tablets. A mobile-friendly website is developed with the needs and limitations of smartphones and iPhones addressed in a way that provides a pleasant viewing experience. This includes: Mobile friendly websites are legible and easy-to-read on tiny smartphone screens. The default text size is large enough to be read easily by most viewers. Backgrounds are free of distracting patterns and…
  • The Genius of Design

    StylePeterson
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:23 am
    Why Good Design Matters Design plays an essential role in every aspect of our lives. The BBC created a series of fascinating series on the history of design entitled “The Genius of Design.” It is a fascinating look at the role design plays in modern industry and culture. This five part series start with the video embedded below.   The post The Genius of Design appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
  • 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival

    StylePeterson
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    The Annual Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival held annually in Essex County’s Branch Brook Park, Newark, New Jersey, is to my eye one of the natural wonders of the New York City metro area. Hosting more than 4000 cherry blossom trees, this park becomes a spring season wonder that any photographer would not want to miss. The dates for the 2015 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival are April 11, 2015 – April 22, 2015. Be there if you can!   The post 2015 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival appeared first on Mobile-Friendly Web Design Portfolio by StylePeterson.
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    Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ

  • NYC Maternity Photographer | NYC Maternity Photography | Carolina

    Diego Molina
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    How about this beautiful mommy! She picked the most gorgeous outfits for her pregnancy pictures. Being a family photographer has to best job ever, specially when you have the opportunity to take this kind of family portraits at the studio. This expecting Mom, Daughter and Proud Dad came to our maternity photo studio from NYC, which is only a few minutes away. Not only she picked the best maternity clothing for her pictures, but also got a matching dress for her daughter, not to mention the perfect hair and makeup. The post NYC Maternity Photographer | NYC Maternity Photography | Carolina…
  • Long Island Maternity Photographer | Long Island Baby Photographer | Yahina

    Diego Molina
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Talk about beautiful expecting mommies! Yahina came to our studio all the way from Long Island, NY to have her maternity photos done. There is not doubt that when it comes to maternity photo ideas, Etsy is one of the best place to find the perfect outfit for your maternity pictures. Pregnancy portraits are all […] The post Long Island Maternity Photographer | Long Island Baby Photographer | Yahina appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal

    Diego Molina
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Budget Friendly Engagement Proposal Photo Shoot Promotion 1 Hour Engagement Photo Shoot with Outfit Changes and Digital Images from Diego Molina Photography (50% Off) 60-minutes on location photo shoot Personalized engagement photo album 5×7 (20 Pictures) CD with 20 digitals 30-minute studio viewing session Whether you’re in search of a wedding photographer or recently got […] The post Recently Engaged? Save 50% on Your Marriage Proposal appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy

    Diego Molina
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Hoboken maternity photography & family portraits in Pier C Park, Hoboken. NJ. Our professional photography studio specializing in maternity, baby, family, and natural light newborn photography. The post ( Hoboken Maternity Photographer | Hoboben, NJ ) New Mommy appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
  • 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ )

    Diego Molina
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Newborn & family photography in West New York, NJ. Everyone knows that newborn babies are just beautiful and this handsome young infant was no exception. With his adorable petite face and peaceful temperament, his photo session was just perfect. The post 9-day-old Angel ( West New York Newborn Photography | West New York, NJ ) appeared first on Diego Molina Photography ~ New Jersey Newborn Child & Family Photographer NYC, NY & NJ.
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    Image Fusion Studio - Dallas professional photography

  • Shooting Savvy

    Dave
    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

    Dave
    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

    Dave
    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

    Dave
    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…
  • Comp cards are crucial for Models and Actors

    Dave
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    For Models and actors Comp Cards are the single most important piece of marketing material you should have.  Followed closely by professional business cards. A while ago I wrote an article entitled Photographers and their Business cards that has become,  for some,  the standard in  deciding how to approach business card design for photographers (as well as other artists).  Just as business cards are essential for photographers from a marketing AND creditability standpoint comp cards (zed cards) are as if not more important for models and actors because quite frankly, your first…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Weddings at Blair Castle – Emily and Richard Weddings at Blair Castle are always something very special – it’s a venue that is draped in history and grandeur, so we were delighted last year to be invited by Emily and Richard to capture their wedding at this stunning historical Perthshire Wedding Venue. Blair Castle  is set in the deepest Perth countryside right at the foot of the Highlands.   It is steeped in history and is a “must visit” place if ever you are in that neck of the woods.  It is surely one of the best wedding venues in Scotland and as a Scottish…
  • Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik

    Alan Hutchison
    14 Feb 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Wedding of the Year 2014 Winners – Carrie and Nik Wedding of the Year 2014 – Alan Hutchison Photography Well the votes are in and counted and we are delighted to announce that the Winners of our Wedding of the Year 2014 are Carrie and Nik Rankin! Carrie and Nik win a stunning 30” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image from their wedding PLUS their choice of an Ebony+Ivory Portrait Shoot OR a Boudoir Photography Shoot with Morag and her Allure Boudoir Photography Team. From that shoot they will also receive a stunning 20” Acrylic Fine Art Frame of their favourite image…
  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

    Alan Hutchison
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won! VOTE FOR OUR WEDDING OF THE YEAR 2014 – £4500 of prizes to be won! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE WEDDING COUPLE OF 2014 AND ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW Alan Hutchison Photography is proud to present our Wedding Couples of 2014 – Now is the time to select who should win our “Wedding of the Year” award – Which Wedding has the most WOW? – Who rocked their wedding images? – Or quite simply Who threw the best party? THE TOP PRIZE - The Winning Wedding Couple will be named “Wedding of…
  • A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW

    Alan Hutchison
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:48 am
    A Look Back at our 2014 Weddings with WOW Happy New Year! Having just closed off the editing of our last wedding of 2014 I thought it was an appropriate time to highlight our favourite wedding photographs from the 2014 Wedding Season. 2014 was once again a busy year for us at Alan Hutchison Photography, but when we opened our new Photography studio back in 2013, we decided that going forward we would photograph no more than 40 weddings per year. In the end we ended up shooting 42 (although it was really 41 as one of them was a two-day wedding with two different ceremonies – one Hindu…
  • Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this!

    Morag
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Linlithgow Palace Weddings don’t get any better than this! Linlithgow Palace Weddings are always very very special, but we believe Nadia and Gareth pulled off something exceptional for their wedding at this iconic Scottish wedding venue. So think back to August. Yep, I know that’s hard whilst you are perhaps just in from a cold November’s day in Scotland. Well it may seem ages ago, but this Summer was really quite warm by Scottish standards, and quite dry as well. So it was no surprise to be greeted with a glorious August day for Nadia and Gareth’s upcoming nuptials. But bear with us,…
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    LensRentals Blog

  • 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…
  • Infrared Photography: Imaging in a Different Light

    Sarah
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Creative Experimentation As a photographer with an art background and an employee of a company with endless gear options, I am always looking for something to give me a fresh perspective on image making.  On our recent trip to the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Conference+Expo (WPPI) in Las Vegas I took the opportunity to learn more about Infrared photography with the Sony A7s IR modified camera.   715nm IR modified Canon 5D Mark II + 17-40mm f/4 L, Kenny Malone, 2013 What is IR? For those of you who are not familiar with Infrared converted cameras, they are cameras…
  • Tearing Down the Sony 24-70 f/4 ZA OSS Vario Tessar

    Roger Cicala
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:42 am
    Those of you who read our teardowns know that we commonly are tearing down Canon or Nikon mount lenses. The reasons are pretty simple and it basically comes down to the fact that we have a lot more of those lenses. If we have a lot more it's less of a problem to take a couple out of stock for a teardown. Plus, we're more likely to be doing repairs on them in-house so we need to know the layout. Not to mention, since we spend most of our day inside those lenses, we know our way around them pretty well and don't look to stupid when we do a teardown. But people who shoot Sony, or Pentax, or…
  • Sony FE 35 Match-up: Is More, More?

    Sarah
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Time to trash the adapters? Sony has just released a new line of full frame FE lenses that will hopefully eliminate the need to use adapters with lenses from other systems.  We just received the  Sony FE 35mm F/1.4 ZA Distagon which has the largest aperture in the lineup and we couldn't wait to have a look at it. Will this replace the petite FE 35mm F/2.8 ZA Sonnar? Probably not for the photographer who enjoys fitting a camera/lens combo in her purse. For the low light lover, bokeh buff, and adapter averse? Let’s find out. Before I show you fair comparisons of each lens at F/2.8, here…
  • Just the Lenses: Sigma 24 f/1.4 Art Comparison

    Roger Cicala
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Most of you know I've been very impressed with Sigma's new Art lenses. Their 35mm f/1.4 Art I still think is the sharpest 35mm prime lens made. The 50mm f/1.4 Art is also superb. When I heard about the Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art lens, I had some mixed emotions. I was excited that we might get a 24mm lens of similar quality to their 35mm. But the logical side of me thought that perhaps Sigma had bitten off a bit more than they could chew this time. Designing a wide-aperture 24mm lens is much more difficult than designing a fast 35mm lens. Even the best 24mm f/1.4 lenses (I consider the Canon 24mm…
 
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    Art Wolfe » Blog

  • Denver Gates Planetarium Event & Composition Seminar June 5-6

    Art Wolfe
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    In early June I am giving two exciting presentations at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. On Friday, June 5 at 7pm, I will be presenting Earth Is My Witness at the Gates Planetarium. On June 6 at 10am I will be following up with the Art of Composition Seminar at the Ricketson Auditorium. This is my master class where I show insights and techniques that will help your photographic eye and transform your photography. I hope to see you there!
  • Earth Day 2015

    Art Wolfe
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:03 am
    Every day is Earth Day! Here are a few suggestions of ways to celebrate all year: Plant a tree and a garden Walk to work Compost and Recycle even more and reduce trash output Take children out to experience nature Eat more local food & use reusable bags when shopping Volunteer to improve trails and parks and waterways Pledge your “Act of Green” at earthday.org
  • Mark and Bonnie Overgaard’s Excellent (India) Adventure

    Art Wolfe
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
    This trip, which ranged from the color riot that is the Holi Festival in Mathura, to the holy waters and ghats along the Ganges in Varanasi, through the beautiful landscapes and tigers of Bandhavgarh and on to colorful desert settings of Rajasthan, was a terrific experience for us both. Art Wolfe magic was a big part that experience. Art is a funny, engaging and kind human being, as well as an excellent, patient teacher of photography. We would join him again in a heartbeat for more photography travel and hope to do so soon!   See more of Mark and Bonnie’s images HERE.
  • Portland OMSI Planetarium Event & Composition Seminar April 25-26

    Art Wolfe
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    This month I am giving two exciting presentations at Portland’s Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI). The April 25th event is sold out. However, there is still space in the April 26th Art of Composition Seminar. It is my master class where I show insights and techniques that will help your photographic eye and transform your photography.
  • April in Kyoto

    Art Wolfe
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Floating torii gates, cherry and azalea blossoms, ancient temples: the beauty of Kyoto in the springtime is unparalleled.
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    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.
  • Springtime Offerings

    Tim Stanley
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Springtime is a fun time for photographers, if you like flowers that is. I didn’t expect to, but I have acquired an appreciation for the simplicity of flower images.  For a few weeks, my backyard offers up a selection of roses and lilies that make good candidates for the camera. I have to hurry though. A […]The post Springtime Offerings appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • San Antonio Skyline Panorama

    Tim Stanley
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Standing on the Hays Street Bridge, you can see the entire length of the San Antonio skyline. It is not as condensed as some cities, but there is still a lot to see. This pano was taken from nine images, stitched together. The final image of this San Antonio pano is 16,000 pixels wide!The post San Antonio Skyline Panorama appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
  • Landry’s

    Tim Stanley
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    On a recent visit to Galveston, Texas, I spent much of my day in meetings, so I did not have much opportunity for exploring the area. The one evening we did go out, I traveled with a group, but took my camera anyway. Our one and only stop was Landry’s Seafood on the Galveston Seawall. The […]The post Landry’s appeared first on Tim Stanley Photography.
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    SIGMA Blog

  • Insect Macro Photography with the Sigma 150mm F2.8 DG Macro Lens

    Robert O'Toole
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Earlier this year I was lucky to be able escape the winter time temps at home and make a quick getaway to Asia. My stopover is located close to the equator and only has one season, hot and humid, with temps averaging 87 degrees year round with lots of rain. This might sound unpleasant but for insects and plants its just about perfect. The macro photography opportunities in equatorial Asia are almost mind boggling sometimes! The post Insect Macro Photography with the Sigma 150mm F2.8 DG Macro Lens appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Working With Children Video Series: Babies and Toddlers

    Judy Host
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    Sigma Pro Judy Host offers great tips for photographing children, from Maternity through teen years in this new video series. This episode covers babies and toddlers, including sleeping babies, smiling toddlers and more! The post Working With Children Video Series: Babies and Toddlers appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Tips from a Master Photographer:  Inspiration

    Ryan Brown
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Inspiration is everything in photography. Most photographers didn’t get into photography because we loved sitting behind a computer or because we loved sitting in a darkroom. We got into photography because we saw something that inspired us. Whether that was a National Geographic Magazine article that took us first-hand into some remote part of the world or because we grew up next to a father or grandfather that taught us about the craft, there was something that inspired us. The post Tips from a Master Photographer:  Inspiration appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • One Month with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens

    Ryan Brown
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    In the last few weeks I have had the chance to travel with Sigma's 18-35mm F1.8 lens to New Jersey, Las Vegas and Chicago. The lens was put through the tests on a Canon 7D, 50D, and 60D. I was so intrigued by the lens that as a full-frame shooter, I went and found a cropped sensor camera just to use it. It was well worth it. The post One Month with the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 Art lens appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Sigma dp3 Quattro – The first look!

    Ryan Brown
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:10 am
    The Sigma team was in Pasadena, California for the annual Professional Photographers of California for their Pro Photo Expo. The weather was great and the temperature was hot both outside and on the tradeshow floor in the 30-foot Sigma booth. The wonderful model Jennie was on-site for the 3-day show for photographers to try out any of the Sigma lenses or the Sigma dp Quattro cameras. The post The Sigma dp3 Quattro – The first look! appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
 
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    SonyAlphaLab.com

  • Olympus vs Sony – Lab Testing, Low Light Focus, High ISO, and More…

    Jay
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    In this article I’m going to focus on comparing the image quality and focus speed of the Olympus and Sony camera systems in low light lab conditions. This will show us how well each camera works in the lab environment which can be used very effectively! I’m working on getting the A6000 for a more […]
  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Camera – Hands-On First Look and more….

    Jay
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:25 am
    The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Mirrorless Micro Four Thirds Digital Camera showed up from BHPhoto and I have some Hands-On first impressions that I wanted to share with you all. First off, the camera build quality and design is freaking awesome and Sony could learn so much! The Rear LCD screen is far superior […]
  • Sony Camera Reviews – What Are We Really Looking At?

    Jay
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    This photography game we are all playing has been changing faster than my boy Jase’s diapers as of late! We have Sony re-leasing the  A7 II, which is clearly the best bang for the buck full frame camera system on the market today. The Sony A6000 is the one of the most capable APS-C cameras […]
  • So Whats Up?? News, Reviews, Firmware, Deals, and Rumors…

    Jay
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:30 pm
    So it’s been pretty slow here on the main SonyAlphaLab.com website, but the forum has really been kicking some tail with killer photos and many other topics relating to photography. As far as new Sony gear reviews are concerned, I will be getting the four new full frame e-mount lenses that were just announced ASAP. […]
  • Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens Review using Sony A7r

    Jay
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Hi everybody and welcome to SonyAlphaLab 😉 In this Carl Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon T* Lens review I will go over everything you need know using my full frame Sony Alpha A7r in both the lab and real world of course… I also put together a high quality video review which you can see just […]
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • 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…
  • Fotobug - Episode 125 - Jim Sykes

    fotobug
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Welcome to The Fotobug Podcast number 125 featuring Tampa based photographer, Jim Sykes. In recent news, the Lytro CEO announced that the company has raised $50 million in funding and plan to make a strategic into video and virtual reality.  Jim and Fred discuss the ‘viral’ blue and black dress (or is it orange and white?) that was posted on Facebook.  Also, Haje Jan Kamps announced that the Kickstarter project for the Ada device has been cancelled due to higher than expected manufacturing costs.  The current software and PCB circuit board information will be released as open source on…
  • Fotobug - Episode 124 - Vanelli!

    fotobug
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Fred and Jim welcome Vanelli to cohost podcast number 124. In recent news, Nikon has recently shown off the new D810a which is a special version of the D810 modified for astrophotography, Canon is showing off a prototype ultra high-resolution 120MP CMOS sensor, Rumor are circulating about the next GoPro.  In addition, are we headed for a “Digital Dark Age”? Internet pioneer Vint Cerf believes so.  In addition, a small Florida-based photo editing tool business called Seasalt & Co. is causing some big controversy after announcing an upcoming Photoshop Action pack that many…
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    Feature Shoot

  • Photographer Documents Life Inside One of Africa’s Largest Slums

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    A young boy does an acrobatic jump over garbage in the dumpsite of north Mathare. A typical housing complex in the Huruma area of Mathare. Mathare is a slum of 600,000 people living within three square miles on the east end of Nairobi. Photographer Filippo Romano has travelled there six times over the course of two years to document the social complexities of slum life. We speak with him about what he’s learned and his experiences visiting one of Africa’s largest slum. What originally brought you Nairobi and the Mathare Slum? “I started travelling to the Mathare Slum in 2011…
  • Photographer Karl Lundholm Captures the Rush of Waves at Twilight on an Australian Beach

    Ellyn Kail
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    © Karl Lundholm / Offset © Karl Lundholm / Offset © Karl Lundholm / Offset Gothenburg, Sweden-based photographer Karl Lundholm and his girlfriend often fantasized about living overseas in Australia, holding on to what he now calls their “little dream” until they actually made the trip. When he finally arrived on the shores of the Queensland suburb of Coolangatta, the water rose before him, lapping, sparkling and warm, and he dove right in. The photographer’s hometown, he admits, has nothing resembling the massive waves of Australia, and the strangeness of breaking current made them…
  • From Eating Baby Food to Sleeping with a Hair Dryer: Portraits of People Acting Out Their Guilty Pleasures

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Laurie Saulnier. Guilty pleasure: Eating children’s food. I feel guilty because I know it’s weird to do this at 23 years old. Rada Nastai. Guilty pleasure: Sleeping naked with the sound of the hair dryer. I feel guilty sleeping naked with the hairdryer blowing in my face as I know how crazy this sounds. Show me your guilty pleasure. This is how Odeta Catana begins the conversation with her subjects. As a photographer, Catana is interested in bringing these suppressed issues to the surface and capturing moments when we feel simultaneous pleasure and guilt, for her series Guilty…
  • Portraits of Young Men and Women Affected by ‘Iran’s Marriage Crisis’

    Ellyn Kail
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Fateme, 24, student, is working in a engineering firm. Her family lives in Ghazvin. Sonia, 26, is a student and works in a private firm. Her family lives in Tehran. Payam, 27, is a self-employed graphic designer. He lives in Tehran. For Life Alone, Tehran-based photographer Majid Farahani takes an intimate and humanizing glimpse at the decreasing rate of marriage in Iran, focusing his gaze not on the statistics but on the young people whose lives are directly affected by what some are calling the country’s “marriage crisis.” In recent years, explains the photographer, the age at which…
  • Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Apr. 27-May 3)

    Ellyn Kail
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Graciela Iturbide, Our Lady of the Iguanas (Nuestra Señora de la Iguanas), Juchitan, Oaxaca, 1979. Courtesy the artist © Graciela Iturbide. EVENT: An Evening with Graciela Iturbide, International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas , May 1, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 PM Celebrated photographer Graciela Iturbide, the most recent recipient of the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Infinity Award, speaks about her life’s work. Untitled © Robert Frank, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery EXHIBITION: Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida, Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, 9th…
 
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    Storyteller

  • Covering the bicycle race–The Roswell Criterium

    Stanley Leary
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Nikon D750, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, ISO 220, ƒ/14, 1/30 Today I decided just to go and have some fun covering The Roswell Criterium for a wonderful Sunday sunny day after a lot of... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • What would you say if Eugene Smith was on the front row listening?

    Stanley Leary
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:01 pm
    Don Rutledge took this in 1967 inside the Arctic Circle.  People are so comfortable with Don that he is able to be apart of the woodwork.  Don Rutledge was the speaker on the second day of the... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Face Recognition with Lightroom 6

    Stanley Leary
    21 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Click on image to see larger I downloaded Adobe Lightroom 6 and just fell in love with Face Recognition feature. Open a collection and then click on the little face [red arrow pointing to it] and it... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Photographing Women's Soccer

    Stanley Leary
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:04 pm
    Nikon D4, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 1100, ƒ/8, 1/2000 I spent an afternoon shooting a girl's middle school soccer game. These are just a few of the photos from the... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • What gear and where to sit to capture theater productions

    Stanley Leary
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:51 am
    Nikon D750, Sigma 120-300mm ƒ/2.8 DG OS HSM | S, Sigma TC-2001 2x, ISO 12800, ƒ/5.6, 1/200 If you were on the front row of the theater you would not see this photo. The reason is simple. The actor... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    PhotographySILO.com

  • Manfrotto Magic arm is truly magical

    Lawrence
    26 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    WHY THE NAME MAGIC ARM? Manfrotto magic arm is truly magical and I’ll tell you why.  With this  amazingly magical photography accessory, you are able to articulate a piece of metal into different positions and lock into place with a single knob. It’s truly magical to be able to configure this photography accessory to your […] The post Manfrotto Magic arm is truly magical appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – Airport International LE Classic rolling camera bag was named “best photo bag”

    Lawrence
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The folks at Think Tank Photo have done it again with another accolade for one of their bags. It appears that the Airport International (TM) LE Classic which is a limited edition bag in celebration of the founding of Think Tank Photo 10 years ago in a garage was named by the Technical Image Press […] The post Hot off the Press – Airport International LE Classic rolling camera bag was named “best photo bag” appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens

    Lawrence
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:12 pm
    Sigma Corporation of America has done it again by releasing more an more lenses us photographer will soon devour and add to our arsenal of lenses. This time around Sigma announces the pricing and availability of the New 24MM 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens as detailed in the official press release below: Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000149 EndHTML:0000011468 […] The post Hot off the Press – Sigma Corporation Announces Pricing and Availability of New 24mm 1.4 DG HSM Art Lens appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid

    Lawrence
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:17 pm
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: I love collapsible. The lightsphere collapsible snoot means smaller form factor during transport and storage The small form factor of the collapsed snoot is a huge feature for strobist that do not want to bring too much lighting modifiers on location.   The lightsphere collapsible snoot is made well and seem to provide […] The post Lightsphere® Collapsible™ Snoot with PowerGrid appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
  • Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW

    Lawrence
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Hiking anyone? Well that is what it looks like if you have the Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW. Yes,  this bag is beautifully disguised to deceive non-photographers to think the Lowepro Flipside Sport 200L AW is merely a hiking backup but in actuality it is a means to secretly transport your invaluable camera […] The post Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW appeared first on PhotographySILO.com.
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    Photographic Blog

  • 5 Best Digital Underwater Cameras

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:22 am
    Most people often chose to leave their digital cameras at home when heading off to the beach or snorkelling, fearing it may become damaged if it gets wet.Underwater cameras not only ensure you won’t damage the equipment, but that you can take some great snaps of your underwater experience.You will therefore never miss a photographic moment of your child learning to swim, can capture amazing coral reef shots or you can simply take a stunning snapshot in the rain. The options really are endless with a waterproof digital camera. How We Selected the 5 Best Underwater Cameras We have…
  • A Journey to Find the Best Cameras under 500 Dollars!

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:18 am
    Shopping for the best camera under 500 dollars is not an easy job, there are so many cool choices and features that picking a right choice which caters all your needs and fits well within your budget can sometimes be a very daunting task. It’s an undeniable reality that commodities are getting cheaper these days as technology advances is opening the door to versatile products, creating tons of features and benefits for digital cameras and technology in general. Nowadays, you can buy an excellent digital camera under 500 and at this price range, you can get a good digital SLR, a mirrorless…
  • Best Digital Cameras Under $100: The 2015 Guide

    Photographicblog
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Top Digital Cameras Under $100 Due to the massive changes in technology today, you can buy a digital camera under $100 that has amazing quality. Quality of these compact cameras has been on the rise while the prices have been dropping. Brands trying to be competitive continuously add features making these cameras a bargain at pocket friendly prices When looking for the best cameras under $100 these are the ones that made the cut. Sony W800/B   This is the number one bestseller digital camera at the Amazon store and with reason too. It shoots 20.1 MP clear pictures. It’s amazing what…
  • Best Bridge Camera Reviews Guide 2015

    Tony
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:47 am
    Best Bridge Cameras 2015 On a previous post I looked at some of the best compact cameras on the market, today I’ll take a look at some of the best bridge cameras around. Panasonic Lumix FZ200 [easyazon-image align=”center” asin=”B008MB6ZX0″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41PPlwPb6zL.jpg” width=”500″] The FZ200 is my choice for the best bridge camera. It has a 12MP MOS sensor, a x24  Leica developed optical zoom up 25mm to 600mm (equivalent) that’s f/2.8 across the entire…
  • How to Choose the Best Camera for Photography

    Photographicblog
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    Introduction to the Best Photography Cameras Before we get to our camera suggestions, let’s talk a little about what goes into the decision making process. For the scope of this article we are focusing on choosing the best cameras for photography and are not concerned with video features or any other special functionality. When choosing a new camera, the two biggest considerations are usually; Photography Type Budget By “Photography Type” I mean the category or genre of photography you will be shooting. This will usually be labeled as something like portraits, candid,…
 
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    The Photo Argus

  • 35 Helpful Photoshop Post Processing and Photo Editing Tutorials

    Bill Jones
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Photoshop offers unlimited potential to photographers for editing and retouching that can’t be matched by any other software. The downside to Photoshop is that its wealth of tools and functions can make it quite... The post 35 Helpful Photoshop Post Processing and Photo Editing Tutorials appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Specialize In: Sports Photography

    Bill Jones
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Racing cars, diving swimmers, and sliding baseball players can all qualify as subjects for the sports photographer. This means that someone who wants to specialize in this area of work is going to need to be doubly specialized, or be sure that they have the skills to record such a variety of subject matter. The post Specialize In: Sports Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • 32 Beautiful Examples of One Color Dominate Photography

    Bill Jones
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Here are the results from our last challenge, “One Color”. A big thanks for the photographers that submitted, we had an awesome pool of images to chose from. Make sure and let us know... The post 32 Beautiful Examples of One Color Dominate Photography appeared first on The Photo Argus.
  • Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired

    Bill Jones
    7 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    A beautiful meadow or rolling field is truly a special thing. Bathed in the new day sun or the rich evening light, fields can be a very compelling subject for your next photo expedition. The post Field of Dreams – 30 Amazing Photographs to Leave You Inspired appeared first on The Photo Argus.
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    See You Behind the Lens...

  • 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© 2011-14 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…
  • Quote of the Day: People Aren't Against You...

    Richard Stinson
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Quote of the Day for March 29, 2015People aren't against you; they are for themselves.  < Click to Tweet This Quote >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© 2011-14 Dakota Visions Photography, LLC - All rights reserved.
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    ISO 1200 Magazine | Photography Video blog for photographers

  • Wakaliwood: The New Wave of Ultra-Violent Ugandan DIY Action Cinema

    28 Apr 2015 | 10:24 am
    In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action films and Chinese Kung Fu movies with Ugandan culture, Wakaliwood’s films have garnered a cult following not just in in Uganda, but all over the world. Vice spend a day on the set of the next Wakaliwood hit. A Ugandan Filmmaker's Quest to Conquer the Planet
  • Quick Photoshop Secrets: Quickly Remove Chromatic Aberration

    28 Apr 2015 | 9:14 am
    Learn how to quickly remove chromatic aberration in Photoshop. Download the free action and Easy Panel here: http://bit.ly/psppactions Text and video Jimmy McIntyre
  • "How Do I Develop My Own Style?": Turn off the noise by Ted Forbes

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    These days everyone seems to be a photographer. In a world of literally millions of photographs posted to social media every day, how can you develop your own style and stand out as a photographer. Well the good news is the answer is pretty simple. The bad news is that it takes a lot of work… well bad news depending on how you look at it. Developing your own style takes practice and dedication
  • How to get "STRAIGHT" lines in your photos by Jared Polin

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    How many times have you seen someone leaning so far back they look like they are about to fall over? How many times have you seen someone trying to shoot a vertical picture and not only do they turn the camera but they turn their entire head? How many times have you seen someone laying on the ground in an awkward position and you know they wont be getting their line straight? The moral of
  • How Resource Magazine shot their latest cover featuring the ladies of Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

    28 Apr 2015 | 12:48 am
    Resource Magazine spring 2015 issue has dropped! Featuring a cover story with Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz of FOX's hit action sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, this cover was photographed by Natalie Brasington at Quixote Studios (website) in West Hollywood, with wardrobe styling by Natalie Saidi, hair by Diane Dusting and makeup by Spencer Barnes. Read the full post with more infor
 
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    Admiring Light

  • 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…
  • Review: Panasonic Lumix 35-100mm f/4-5.6 OIS

    Jordan Steele
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:22 pm
    This past fall, Panasonic made several announcements in advance of Photokina, but one that flew under the radar a bit was the addition of a very compact 35-100mm f/4-5.6 lens. The new 35-100mm is a slower option that sits alongside the excellent 35-100mm f/2.8 from Panasonic. This new lens, which gives the same field of view as the classic 70-200mm telephoto zooms on 35mm cameras, is exceptionally small, making it an ideal choice for inclusion in super-lightweight travel kits. If you’re like me, though, such a lens is only really a useful option if the optics are good as well.
  • A Mysterious Morning

    Jordan Steele
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:58 am
    Two weeks ago, I got up rather early and went out to take a few photos before work, as I often do.  It was a very dark and somewhat foggy morning, and everything was calm.  The spring greens hadn’t quite sprouted yet, and so I went out knowing I’d be shooting for black and white.  Found this composition near one of the railroad bridges.  If you look carefully, you can see the light from a train crossing the bridge in the distance.  Click to enlarge. Divergence – Fujifilm X-T1 with Fujinon XF 10-24mm @ 10mm, f/5.6, 18s, ISO 200   The post A Mysterious Morning…
  • Review: Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO

    Jordan Steele
    6 Apr 2015 | 6:27 pm
    In late 2013, Olympus released the M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO lens.  It was their first foray into the ‘PRO’ line, which has now been joined by the 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO and will soon add a 7-14mm and a 300mm f/4.  I didn’t get a chance to review the 12-40mm back when it was released, but seized the opportunity when I had the new OM-D E-M5 Mark II in for review.  The 12-40mm f/2.8 has been highly touted by many in the industry, and I was eager to get my hands on the lens and see if it lived up to the strong reputation. Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II with Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 If…
  • Testing the new Fujifilm Firmware Updates

    Jordan Steele
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Fujifilm released several firmware updates today.  There are updates for both the X-T1 and the X100T that fix a few issues.  The X-T1 updates focus on fixing flash not firing if the mechanical+electronic shutter setting is on, even with the shutter speed below sync speed, along with a few other remote and tethering fixes.  The X100T fixes the flash issue above as well as some viewfinder improvements and settings with the conversion lenses. The Fuji X-T1 and XF 10-24mm f/4 both received firmware updates today, along with other XF zooms and the X100T But for me, the most…
 
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  • 7 Reasons Not To Use Numbered Lists in Your Blog Post Titles

    Carl D
    5 Apr 2015 | 5:08 pm
    The northern lights soar above the mountains in arctic Alaska.7 Reasons Not To Use Numbered Lists in Your Blog Post Titles1) Numbered lists are overdone. 2003 is long, long gone.2) Write something worthwhile reading, then you don’t need to use stupid click-bait headings to draw an audience.3) The world has enough spam already.4) Nobody ever actually has the same number of real points as they do numbers in their list; hence, the list inevitably includes a couple of good points, and a bunch of fluff to flesh it out.5) Who actually talks like that?6) It’s lame.CheersCarlThe post 7…
  • Your opinion

    Staff Writer
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:11 pm
    There are two sides to every storywhich, of course, doesn’t necessarily mean both are correct.The post Your opinion appeared first on Skolai Images.
  • Top 13 Secret Reasons You Didn’t Know the 5 Myths that the 3 Top Pros Won’t Tell You The 7 Unkown Locations Why You Need to Click on This LINK to Read More

    Staff Writer
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Aurora borealis photo, over Fireweed Mountain, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, AlaskaHey Folks,It’s true. This post is the key to your success. This article is THE factor that will drive you to become the most popular, most retweeted, most faved, liked, mentioned and copied Photographer of All Time In The World Ever (and we all know how well those retweets and likes will pay your mortgage).We’ll start here1) Filters. Yes, you need them, you need more than you have, and they need to be newer.2) The killer all in one 10-600mm f9.1 zoom is the lens in every…
  • The Maidens – Arrigetch Peaks

    Carl D
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    A black and white imagoes the Maidens, jagged granite peaks in the Arrigetch Peaks of Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Please click on the image above to view a larger version of the photo.Hey Folks,Here’s an image from the Arrigetch Peaks, in Alaska’s far north, the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. It’s quite a hike up to the area, but the area is a stunning locale for photography. And climbing. It may well be one of the most popular climbing areas in the state not road-accessible.The main hiking in Arrigetch Peaks consists of 3…
  • Bald Eagle Silhouette

    Carl D
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    A bald eagle silhouetted against of glowing in the morning sunrise.Hey FolksBack from a couple of weeks in Haines with the eagles and tours. We had a nice time, everyone got some nice images, and the weather wasn’t too bad at all.I shot this one the final morning of the trip.Cheers CarlThe post Bald Eagle Silhouette appeared first on Skolai Images.