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  • New Lightroom Presets for the Holidays!

    Stuck in Customs
    Trey Ratcliff
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    New Bonus Pack for the Holidays! I just released this new set of Lightroom Presets for the Holidays! This pack has 10 of my new favorites… it’s been about half a year since I have released anything, and this stuff has been building up in my Lightroom, so, anyway, here’s a great pack for you! Which presets come in this 2014 Holiday Preset pack? “Abs Underneath” “Candy-Coloured Fishnets” “Game of Stones” “Morning Without Chaos” “Red Planetlight” “Samurai Kiss” “Sandstorm Beyond” “Something Borrowed” “Warmer Fruitpop” “Zenith Noir” Daily…
  • Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra MTF Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

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    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format. His verdict? “Sharp, rectilinear, and clean.” Like many of us Adam Wilt was intrigued to receive news of the Veydra Micro 4/3 Cinema Lenses Kickstarter project back in November. Like fewer of us he wrote an article – New Glass: Veydra Cine Primes for Micro 4/3 – and checked the veracity of this amazing, much needed project and the credentials of its creator, Ryan Avery.
  • MagicPicker Color Wheel Now Even More Magicker

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    Ekwoman
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Anastasiy's MagicPicker plug-in (currently $19) has been re-written from the ground up and re-released as an HTML5-based panel for both Photoshop and Illustrator. Version 4.0 of this plug-in—and its lightweight counterpart, ColorPicker—now fully supports CC 2014 and works with Photoshop and Illustrator going back as far as CS3. The newest version, besides shedding its Flash underpinnings, boasts a new color temperature wheel, allowing for separation of warm and cold color palettes. And seeing the colors as you mix is so much clearer with the…
  • The Ten Best Digital Cameras

    The Online Photographer
    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Always with a thumb clamped on the pulse of the Zeitgeist, herewith TOP's totally idiosyncratic, completely subjective, plausibly deniable, and cheerfully self-incriminating list of Digital Cameras We Love at the cusp of the 2015—the digital cameras we think are the hottest at the moment and the most desirable. (This is a rolling post—check back to see new additions.) 9. Ricoh Pentax K-3: A fan favorite, winner of popularity polls if not critics' choice awards, Ricoh's Pentax K-3 quietly continues on its way as perhaps the best alternative to the Big Two DSLR makers (known collectively as…
  • Two Tips: One for Fuji X-T1 Owners, One for Apple Laptop Buyers

    The Online Photographer
    Michael Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    First of all, a few days ago when we were discussing the Fuji X-T1, a couple of people complained about the write speed. The X-T1 is one of the few cameras on the market configured to take advantage of the new UHS-II high-speed cards. UHS-II cards are significantly more expensive (I wanted four of the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-II cards, but bought just two of the 16GB cards, attempting to have my cake and economize too), but they're much faster—250 MB/sec. write speed compared to 90 MB/sec. write speed for the UHS-I version of the same card, and just 6 MB/sec. for the cheapest SD…
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    In Focus

  • After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, opening fire on the students with automatic weapons and detonating multiple explosive devices. 132 children and nine staff members were killed in the attack, another 120 were injured. All of the gunmen were killed as well, as the attack was brought to an end eight hours later by government forces. The Pakistani Taliban, taking responsibility, claimed the assault on the children was in retaliation for attacks on their own families in North Waziristan, where the Pakistani Army has been carrying…
  • 2014: The Year in Volcanic Activity

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:24 am
    Once again, it has been a particularly eventful year for the world's volcanoes. Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2014, erupting volcanoes included Mount Sinabung, Mount Kelud, and Sangeang Api in Indonesia, Bardarbunga in Iceland, Mount Ontake in Japan, Tungurahua in Ecuador, Pico do Fogo in Cape Verde, Mount Etna and Stromboli in Italy, Pavlof in Alaska, and Kilauea in Hawaii. Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year. [40 photos] Mount Sinabung spews…
  • Photos of the Week: 12/06-12/12

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    This week we have an oil spill in Bangladesh, protests about new pornography laws in London, the Afghan Bruce Lee, the breakup of the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests, the Grand Canyon filled with clouds, a big wave surfer in Nazare, and much more. [35 photos] A polar bear plays with a pylon during celebrations marking its first birthday in an enclosure at Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo in Munich on December 9, 2014. (Reuters/Michaela Rehle)
  • Photos From the Vietnam War: Lost and Found

    11 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    Charlie Haughey was drafted into the US Army in 1967, and served a tour of duty in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry, as a rifleman. While serving as a point-man for a rifle company, Charlie was commissioned to be the new battalion photographer, and ended up shooting nearly 2,000 poignant photos over the course of 13 months while he served with his rifle company. After returning home, he put the negatives in boxes, and didn't return his attention to them for most of his life. In the fall of 2012, a chance encounter in Portland, Oregon, brought the negatives…
  • 2014: The Year in Photos, September-December

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    As the year comes to a close, it's time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2014, a particularly brutal year. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): severe drought in California, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement protests, raging battles and U.S. airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria, victories for same-sex marriage proponents in the U.S., the successful test launch of NASA's new Orion spacecraft, and crash of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. Be sure to see part 1 and part 2 posted earlier. The series…
 
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Think Tank launches Airport Helipak for Phantom Quadcopter

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Camera bag manufacturer Think Tank Photo has announced a backpack designed specifically for photographers using Phantom Quadcopters paired with GoPro cameras. The Airport Helipak is said to accommodate DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision or similar quadcopters with their accessories, along with a 15-inch laptop, small cameras such as GoPros, and personal effects. Read more
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Stumped for a gift for your favorite photographer? Or maybe you came in under budget on your holiday shopping and you have just enough left over for a little something for yourself? Either way, we've got some suggestions. Our holiday gift guides cover gifts in three price categories - $25-100, $100-500, $500 and up - to help you find the right present at the right price. Click through for links to all three guides
  • Canon updates Digital Photo Professional to version 4.1.50

    17 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Canon has updated its Digital Photo Professional 4 (DPP) software to version 4.1.50. The update brings support for a couple of new lenses and several camera models, improvements to multiple functions, and compatibility with 64-bit native environments, among other things. The newest version, says Canon, incorporates feedback from both APS-C and older full-frame owners eager for 'the very latest Raw workflow solution'. Read more
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $25-100

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Photographers are a hard lot to shop for. While it's tempting to pick up a gift card from your local camera shop and call it a day, we've done some digging and come up with photo-related gift ideas for photographers of all skill and aspiration levels. If you're looking for something stocking-sized (and priced) our guide will put a smile on the face of your favorite photographer. 
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    If the photographer in your life is the kind that already has everything, it might be time to pull out all of the stops. From neat new gadgets to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, the gifts in this guide will wow any photographer.
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring Bill Fortney!

    Brad Moore
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Season For Giving Since it is approaching Christmas, you may think this is an blog entry about Christmas gift giving, but it’s actually not!Let me start with a funny story! You may have heard Scott Kelby refer to me as “Bill Fortney – A Man Barely Alive!”  and wondered what that is all about? Well let me give you the back story. I met Scott about a dozen years ago when I worked for Nikon and called on him as a client. We went on to become great friends! My father died at age 66 and I was in my mid to late fifties when I met Scott. I guess I thought with heredity and all I…
  • Help Us Welcome “The New Guy” at KelbyOne, Julio Aguilar

    Scott Kelby
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Hi gang, meet Julio. He’s a little shy in the video above (after all, it’s just his first day), but he’s an awesome guy (we’ve been working with him for about a year – he helps out on complex shoots and assists the instructors that come here with location shoots and stuff while they’re taping classes for KelbyOne). He’s an event/portrait photographer himself, and he’s joining our team full-time as chief editor, fancy-pants blog specialist, and big kahuna of content on the just-launched KelbyOne blog, where you’ll find him every day…
  • Dear “Twitter Clause” – Can I Please Get These Four Things For Christmas? (or at least for 2015)

    Scott Kelby
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    I really like Twitter a bunch. I do. Super Dig it! That being  said, I could totally and utterly “love” Twitter…if somehow for Christmas (or maybe just for 2015) Twitter added these four things that I believe would revolutionize, re-engerize, and just do a lot of awful lot of good all around. Here goes:(1) Stop penalizing me for including a photo with my Tweets You send me emails telling me how awesome it is to add images to my tweets. You show me stats which show that each tweet with a photo is likely to get so many more retweets and favorites, it’s just crazy. But then…
  • Field Report on the New Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II

    Scott Kelby
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    A few weeks back I got a chance to try out a pre-production model of Canon’s new 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 USM II lens shooting on the sidelines for an NFL game (Eagles vs. Titans) up at Lincoln Financial Field in Philly, and I thought I’d deliver a field report here in a quick Q&A format. It’s not a technical look or in-depth review, just my initial thoughts after shooting it for a game. Here ya go:Q. How is the physical size of the lens? A. It’s really close to the size of Canon’s 70-200mm. It’s just a little bit wider but I was surprised to see…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Adobe Photoshop Creativity Seminar with Ben Willmore The last KelbyOne Live seminar of the year is TOMORROW, December 12, in Phoenix with Ben Willmore! If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time. And if you want a chance to go for free, leave a comment here this morning, and we’ll pick a winner this afternoon!DSLR Filmmaking: Camera Motion & Support with Adam Rohrmann Attention aspiring filmmakers! There’s a lot more to camera rigs than just providing support for your camera. In this class our very own filmmaker extraordinaire Adam Rohrmann takes you through…
 
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  • Finding Temples

    Dave
    7 Dec 2014 | 3:46 pm
    One thing I love about living in Japan is finding temples to explore. There are some really amazing temples in Tokyo.   After living here a while you find yourself going back and fourth to the same temples over and over again.  One of my favorite temples to explore is Zojoji.   Zojoji was the site of Tokyo Photo 2013.   It has a few very interesting paths along the side that are full of Jizo statues.  You can read more about them and the history of Zojoji here. Today’s Configuration:  Leica MP with Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and Summicron 28mm f/2.0 and Noctilux 50mm f/0.95.  I love…
  • ShootFukushima

    Dave
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I have finished my ShootFukushima project last week.   If you haven’t gotten a chance to check it out please do.  It comprised of 9 posts of the trip that have been shared more than 4,500 times!  As a photographer is it really good to work on projects sometimes.  I haven’t done this in a while so it was nice to get the chance to get out and work really hard on one project. I have summarized my project with a video: Click HERE to view the embedded video. Here was the ShootFukushima journey: Ouijuku with NHK NHK (Japan’s largest broadcaster) aired a special in Fukushima on…
  • Lunch in the Clouds

    Dave
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:49 am
    My friends Stephen and Laura were in town from Taipei this weekend.  My wife Mayumi and I caught up with them for a long and casual lunch at the New York Grill on the 52th floor of Shinjuku’s Park Hyatt Hotel.    The bar in this restaurant became famous in the 2003 epic movie Lost in Translation.   One of the best ‘Japan’ movies if you haven’t seen it. The restaurant is known for it’s amazing views but the clouds today weren’t having it.    We were surrounded on all sides by clouds without much to see. Today’s Configuration:  Sony A7s with a…
  • The Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1

    Dave
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:48 am
    A few weeks ago Panasonic released the Lumix Smart Camera CM1 in France and Germany and is expanding to the UK.  I was lucky enough to find my way to one.    This is being positioned as a Smart Camera or a Compact Camera with Smartphone Technology.   It is a full Android phone that Panasonic managed to squeeze in a 1-inch 20MP sensor.    It has a Leica branded 10.2mm f2.8 lens. This camera is absolutely fantastic.  I am always taking pictures and it is awesome to be able to so easy to slide the ‘on’ slider for the camera and snap a shot.  I almost always have my phone in…
  • Goshikinuma Lake

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

  • AYP Tips: Using Flash

    Nathaniel Chu
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Watch The Full Video On today’s episode of AYP, we talk about different ways and techniques on using flash to get a natural, non-flash look. We show you different gears you can use to get different results as well as a breakdown on how each tool differs from one another. Key Points The flash itself bounce it off walls control the direction and power of flash Bounce reflector mimics light source larger than the flash softens light source Direct Diffuser similar to bounce reflector but focuses light Dome Diffuser broader light combination of reflector and diffuser Expose for light…
  • How To See Natural Light: Tips From Bambi Cantrell

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Learn from one of the best in the business! We spend some time with Bambi Cantrell and pick her brain about shooting in natural light and achieving dramatic memorable shots. Check out the full video here. The post How To See Natural Light: Tips From Bambi Cantrell appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Blog: Travel Photography (Final)

    Nathaniel Chu
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Blog: Travel Photography (Final) And just like that, two weeks have passed and my journey through Asia has come to a bittersweet end. In case you missed my blogs, I’m just your average amateur photographer trying to continue to advance my photography. I’ve been armed with a Nikon 1 V3 and had to opportunity to take it on a two week journey through different parts of Asia. Looking back now, in just two weeks I went from knowing absolutely nothing about photography, to feeling confident about sharing (some) of my photos with the public. With the help from AYP tips and just sheer…
  • AYP Insider: Natural Light Portraits… At Night?

    Lam Nguyen
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    AYP Insider: Natural Light Portraits at Night? Don’t get me wrong. I love daylight just as much as any other photographer. The sun is my friend and I’ve learned to use it, hone it and shape its light to create some of my best images. Does this mean that you’re only going to pull out your camera during daylight hours? I hope not. For some, it’s about not wanting to use or carry around a flash. Direct flash from the camera is usually too harsh and an off camera flash can be annoying and cumbersome. Even having a diffuser and/or a bounce on your flash means you’re…
  • Blog: Travel Photography (Day 6)

    Nathaniel Chu
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Travel Photography (Day 6) In case you missed my first blog, I’m just your average amateur photographer on a two week journey through Asia. I’ve been given the chance to test the Nikon 1 V3 and after a slight learning curve, I can now say that it is my new best friend (sorry Fido). More on that later. Today is Thanksgiving back in the States, and although the holiday is not celebrated over in the far East, I would like to thank all my family, friends, and of course you, the AYP fans. As I’ve mentioned, I’m not a professional photographer; in fact I would be flattered…
 
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  • We Can't All Be Napoleon Dynamite!

    16 Dec 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Just click this banner and you'll land in the Google+ Hangout for Mind Your Own Business. "I don't have a New Year's resolution. You don't need that crap when you're perfect."Napoleon Dynamite and for those of you who aren't as fine-tuned as Napoleon Dynamite... Every year we all do the same thing - we start thinking about all the things we can do to make next year stronger and more successful. Many of you look at your earnings each year and often, not until you file your taxes, do you even know if this year was better than the last. Then you make resolutions and you enter the new…
  • Weekend Wisdom - "How to Ruin a Business Without Really Trying"

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Just click the banner to listen to the podcast! Click on the book to read more. Ever met somebody and within the first minute you knew you had a lot in common and the potential for a great friendship? Well, meet MJ Gottlieb, who in all honesty, I barely know. I "met" MJ and his partner, Gary Oneil, on Twitter. I started reading their tweets and following the links. Over and over again they'd take me to a source loaded with great advice on business and marketing.Well, we did a few RT's of each other's tweets and I did a little research and was hoping I could talk MJ into doing a podcast. He…
  • Sunday Morning Reflections - Stop Making Excuses!

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    © michaklootwijk - Fotolia It's another typical Sunday morning and I've got a specific goal today with a topic near and dear to all of us. Simply put, stop making excuses! "Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses!" George Washington Carver I was at Polaroid for almost 17 years, Hasselblad for 12 and Rangefinder/WPPI for 7. All along the way I saw the same thing happen when projects didn't work out the way we expected. Whoever owned the majority of the project would proclaim, "...but we learned a lot!" At Polaroid, because everything was…
  • "Shoemaker's" Children Don't Always Need Shoes!

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    Click on the image if you'd like to see more of JB and DeEtte's work. "Shoemaker's children always need shoes!"  It was my mother's favorite expression for years. Here I was, in the photographic industry and she never had enough pictures of her own kids and grandchildren. Well, this morning I got up and started my day with my usual Internet routine when I spotted this image on Facebook.It's from JB and DeEtte Sallee, photographers in Texas and I simply loved it.  In fact, JB did a guest post just a few weeks ago, but here's my point.As photographers you spend all your time working…
  • Dreams, Products, Profitability and Fun

    12 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    © Grasko - Fotolia Okay, so it's a pretty broad title for a blog post, but here's what got me on the topic this morning: "If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?"Robert Townsend This is a very short post this morning and only meant to get everyone thinking about the things things you do to compromise your dreams, your products and sometimes even the services you offer.  Dreams: There's no reason to ever let go of…
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Some Favorite Photos and a New Daily One!

    Trey Ratcliff
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    A trip down memory lane Here are a few favorite photos I thought I might re-share! And, as always, there’s a new Daily Photo at the bottom. Thanks again to everyone that comes to the blog so often… you guys are the best! And thank you for recommending it to your friends too. I hope you’re having a good holiday season! Daily Photo – Lounging at the Fish River Canyon Here's one of the swanky places we stayed at during our Namibian Photo Adventure! It was so incredible… When we weren't out shooting, we were either processing photos, drinking, lounging by…
  • New Lightroom Presets for the Holidays!

    Trey Ratcliff
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    New Bonus Pack for the Holidays! I just released this new set of Lightroom Presets for the Holidays! This pack has 10 of my new favorites… it’s been about half a year since I have released anything, and this stuff has been building up in my Lightroom, so, anyway, here’s a great pack for you! Which presets come in this 2014 Holiday Preset pack? “Abs Underneath” “Candy-Coloured Fishnets” “Game of Stones” “Morning Without Chaos” “Red Planetlight” “Samurai Kiss” “Sandstorm Beyond” “Something Borrowed” “Warmer Fruitpop” “Zenith Noir” Daily…
  • Happy Elephant Family

    Trey Ratcliff
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Part 3 of 3 – Tips for getting the Perfect Reflection Shot And here is the final part; here you actually get to see me edit the final photo! Thinking about Elephants I did not expect the elephants to be my favorite animal while in Africa. But they were! Sometimes I would get close to them and see strange wildness in their eyes. I don’t anthropomorphize animals (read in human emotions), but I do see something else going on in there… something around a different time-sense. I wonder if they are a lot like whales like that. I’ve never swam with whales, but maybe some day…
  • The Tanning Vats and I get Electrocuted

    Trey Ratcliff
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Part 2, now with bonus electrocution! Here’s Part 2 of the video series from yesterday about 3 tips for getting a good reflection shot! I went on a fun hike here in New Zealand to find some cool “reflictions”… you can come along, see a new on-the-road backup solution I am using, see some nervous sheep, see me get electrocuted by a fence – heck it’s got it all haha! Daily Photo – The Tanning Vats This is one of my favorite areas in Fes, Morocco. The whole area is known for their various vats for tanning and curing leather. There are several tanneries…
  • A Mirage in the Desert and 3 Tips for the Perfect Refliction shot

    Trey Ratcliff
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    3 Tips for the Perfect Refliction shot and my new backup solution! Part 1 of 3 I was just out here in New Zealand taking some pretty “refliction” shots (that’s how they say it here!) and using my new WD My Passport Wireless to do backups while in the field. I made a few short videos that shows how I did it all! Enjoy! Daily Photo – A Mirage in the Desert Isn't this a strange and confusing photo? That's why I like it so much! I climbed to the top of this godforsaken dune called “Big Daddy.” It's the biggest dune in the Sossusvlei area and is…
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    Improve Photography

  • 3 Reasons the “Nifty Fifty” Is the Second Thing to Buy

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. A 50mm f/1.8 should be a beginner’s 2nd lens So you’ve picked up your first DSRL along with a kit lens. You’ve been playing with the features, getting to know the camera and the lens. Now you’re starting to think about what to buy next. A lot of advice tells you to invest in lenses, but which one should you start with? If you look into many professional photographer’s bags, you’ll come across the answer—a 50mm prime lens. With all of the choices out there…
  • Years of Doodads In Minutes! Improve Photography’s 100th Episode! [IP100]

    Darin Mellor
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:10 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. We have done it!  Jim & Darin are pleased to bring you the 100th installment of photography geekery!  To celebrate the 100th Episode we decided to talk about notable Doodads of the Week that have helped (and continue to aid) us in Improving our Photography skills. What’s in this episode: Notable Doodads of the Week Jim, Dustin, & Darin have been mentioning to help you Improve your Photography skills! Darin’s first impressions of the Sony A6000.  Is he done…
  • Beginner’s Dilemma #2: Which Card to Buy

    Jeff Harmon
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Will you pin this? With many manufacturers and multiple symbols on SD cards, here is which memory card a beginner should buy! SD or CF Card? The first part of your choice is likely made for you as it depends on which type of slot your camera has.  The majority of cameras have a slot for the physically smaller sized SD cards (pictured to the left) rather than the larger CF cards.  Some of the “professional” cameras only offer the CF card slots, but most of the newer…
  • Canon 7DMII: The Ultimate Hobbyist Body

    Jeff Harmon
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. New flagship crop from Canon is the ultimate hobbyist body After years of rumors, in late 2014 Canon finally refreshed their top-end of their APS-C crop sensor line of camera bodies with the 7D Mark II. Here is why it has the makeup to be the ultimate body for hobbyist photographers. Crop Sensor Many will think I am crazy in suggesting any photographer may actually be happier with a crop sensor (Jim talked about hating the term “crop sensor” in podcast 92 at…
  • New Camera? Now What? – Getting Started with Improve Photography [IP99]

    Darin Mellor
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin discuss what comes next after purchasing that shiny new camera!  The dynamic duo talks about important camera settings to watch for when purchasing new photography gear.  Also, these tips can be helpful in ensuring your existing camera is set up for success. What’s in this episode: What to do when you feel like upgrading your camera and/or lens.  Which to upgrade first & why. A discussion of the important settings photographers need to consider when…
 
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  • TWiP 390 – TWiP’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Bruce
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Frederick Van Johnson, Martin Bailey & Jeffrey Totaro share their holiday gift ideas for photographers. Plus BitTorrent Sync offers a free solution to backup your photos. The post TWiP 390 – TWiP’s Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 12: Streets of the World – Madrid with Levi Shand

    Valerie
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:10 am
    In this Street Of the World segment of Street Focus, I am taking you to Madrid. Levi Shand will be your guide for this adventure! The post Street Focus 12: Streets of the World – Madrid with Levi Shand appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 07: Extreme RV’s with Mike Cohen

    Rob
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Your Itinerary this week is my interview with photographer and RV’er Mike Cohen. When I started this podcast I decided I wanted to have photography enthusiasts on the show in addition to professional photographers. Mike doesn’t make pictures for a living, but I think you’ll find his photography and his travels very interesting. He takes his 4x4 RV to lots of places we would all like to go and photograph. The post Your Itinerary 07: Extreme RV’s with Mike Cohen appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Nikon D750

    Doug
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Although discontinued two years ago, the Nikon D700 was one of the most-loved digital cameras ever made. Six years since the D700 was introduced, Nikon has finally come out with the 24MP D750. The post Nikon D750 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP 389 – The Empire Strikes Back…Again!

    Bruce
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:29 pm
    This week, Valerie Jardin & Evgeny Tchebotarev join Frederick to share their thoughts on Sony's follow up to the a7 - the a7II. Plus Adobe reveals more details on Photoshop streaming & GoPro plans to develop it's own line of drones. The post TWiP 389 – The Empire Strikes Back…Again! appeared first on This Week in Photo.
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Frustrated in your photography? Don’t let ‘The Gap’ get the best of you

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
        As photographers, there will come a time in our careers where we will get in a rut. Whether it’s purely a hobby or your main source of income, eventually you will feel like your work isn’t where it should be. Ira Glass called this ‘The Gap’ – the difference between what you know is good artwork and what you’re creating. As shared in this video, created by Daniel Sax, the key to overcoming that gap is to press forward. Keep producing work, even if you know it isn’t the best.   It’s only through trial and error that you... (read…
  • Camera Deals of the Day: Sony A7R $2,098; Canon 6D $1,499; Canon 5D Mark III $2,799; Refurb Nikon D7100 $700 and much more!

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
        Big holiday savings on cameras, lenses and other photo gear continue to roll in! The deals today include the Sony A7R, Canon DSLRs of all sorts, Nikon full-frame DSLRs (and a super deal on a refurb DX-format DSLR). There's also a variety of other deals on compact cameras, memory cards, tripods, camera bags and more! Check out all the latest deals below and be sure to check back for new deals as they come in! B&H: Sony A7R body $2,098 (compare to $2,298) Includes FREE Oben CT-3451 Carbon Fiber Tripod With BE-113T Ball... (read more)
  • What is ‘focus breathing’ and how does it affect your images?

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
        Have you ever witnessed slight changes in focal length as you bring your subject into focus? Whether or not you knew what to call the phenomenon, you've likely experienced it many times before.  This interesting optical phenomenon is known as 'focus breathing' and in the video below, Matt Granger, formerly known as ThatNikonGuy, offers a brief tutorial. Granger explains the phenomenon and looks at just how dramatic it can be across the ‘Nikon Holy Trinity’: 14–24mm f/2.8, 24–70mm f/2.8 & 70–200mm f/2.8. Granger even…
  • The coolest new camera drone doesn’t fly at all

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
        Meet BuggyCam, an innovative mobile camera platform that uses wheels, not rotors, to capture incredible footage. Developed by the two-man team at Motion Impossible, this remote controlled all-terrain vehicle pairs a highly tunable chassis to a custom V-CON stabilization system to capture incredible stabilized footage from a low point-of-view. BuggyCam can support upwards of 10kg (22lbs), ensuring almost any gear you throw on it will function without issue. As for speed and range, this beast can be tuned to whip around at 40mph... (read more)
  • Canon 24mm f/2.8 STM lens review: Crop-sensor Canon shooters finally get their fantastic, affordable pancake lens

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
        One of Canon's many Photokina announcements was the introduction of a super compact, super lightweight and super affordable wide-angle pancake prime lens for APS-C shooters -- the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM. A couple years ago, Canon introduced the 40mm f/2.8 pancake lens. This thin, lightweight, and budget-friendly optic became very popular, but because it was designed for full-frame DSLRs, the field of view was equivalent to around 64mm when placed on an crop-sensor Canon DSLR.  Now, Canon's APS-C DSLRs, which have become more compact... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 17 December 2014, Wednesday

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S II. NEW: Nikon 300mm f/2.8 AF-S II Review. Nikon's lightest autofocus 300/2.8 ever, and a superb performer.   DEAL: Sennheiser HD 650 headphones for $359.95. If you missed on on Adorama's $315 deal 10 days ago, here's another chance to get the HD 650 for much less than the usual $409. I've got mine that I got from Adorama on my head right now, and they are fantastic. They've been Sennheiser's top model for many years, with only two other consumer models adding fancy cords and packaging to up the price to four digits.   DEAL: Nikon D3 in box for $1,348. This…
  • 16 December 2014, Tuesday

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 7D Mk II and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II Performance. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II High ISO Sample Images. I'm just starting on my formal review, and the good news is that the 7D Mk II is awesome. You may find my Canon 7D Mk II High ISO Sample Images particularly interesting. The 7D Mk II seems as good as last year's full-frame.   A good investment in bad photography Looking at my comparison to other 24mm f/1.4 lenses in my Nikon 24mm f/1.4 review, I was tickled to discover that while all other similar lenses, as well as the Nikon 24/1.4 have dropped in price in the past 5…
  • 14 December 2014, Sunday

    13 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL of the DAY: Nikon D7000 for $499. Amazon, yay! DEAL: Nikon D3200 for $349.99 with free US shipping I don't know this particular dealer, but eBay is always there to help if there are any concerns. See also How to Win at eBay. DEAL: Canon SX50 HS (50x Optical Zoom) with a ton of extras: $349. DEAL: Fujifilm X-A1 with 16-50mm and 50-230mm with case and card: $449! Free US shipping.  
  • 13 December 2014, Saturday

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    DEAL: Nikon D7100 for $699.95 with free shipping. Refurbished.   My 7D Mk II just arrived, and it's incredible. Even the finder is bigger and brighter than I had ever imagined. It's as good as full-frame; and the finder seems to have better data display than the older 5D Mk III and 6D. Stay tuned next week as I tell all. For nature and landscape it's full-frame, but for sports and birding at 10 FPS, the 7D Mk II is the new king.  
  • 12 December 2014, Friday

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    UNDERWATER: Nikon WP-N1 Waterproof Housing for Nikon 1 J1 & J2 for $99. Free US shipping, too! Did you catch that? It usually sells for $747! It's rated for 131 feet/40 meters depth.  
 
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    Strobist

  • 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…
  • The Traveling Photographer_PARIS Has Posted

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

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

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

  • 16 December, 2014 - Photograph America Newsletter

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
      For the last 15 years, I have been purchasing and using the Photograph America Newsletter published by Robert Hitchman.  I got turned onto this publication when I visited Big Bend National Park with some fellow photographers.  His guide was a tremendous help getting us to the best spots.  Every time I took a trip to a National Park or other popular photographic location I would check the big binder of newsletters from Robert. Now all his newsletters are available and fit on a jump drive. The opportunity presented itself a few months ago to visit with Robert and along…
  • 15 December, 2014 - Camera Equipment Of The Year 2014

    14 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
      It’s been an interesting year photography wise with some groundbreaking new products.  The trend is towards mirrorless and the stand out products this year fell into the mirrorless category.  As always Luminous-Landscape has its eye on the hot gear.  Today Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber share their Camera Equipment Of The Year report.  Read what they thought was hot and not as well as disappointments and predictions for the coming year. We have an opening on the second Antarctica Trip in January.  If you are interested in this trip and a special offer…
  • 12 December, 2014 - Special Antarctica Offer and An Article About Color and Human Vision Anomalies

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:23 am
    A few years ago I was traveling with LuLa’s good friend Bill Atkinson.  Over dinner one night we got into a conversation on color and how the human eye and mind see color.  It was quite fascinating not to mention mind boggling.  Bill is one of the industries experts on color. Over the years, we have published stories about Color and Human Vision.  The way the eye sees color is quite fascinating. Today Charles Johnson Sr. shares his article on Observing and Managing Color: Dealing With Human Vision Anomalies.   An interesting read on understanding how we see…
  • 9 December, 2014 - Sony A7 MKII Hands-On Report

    9 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    Some companies (you know who I mean) are slow, stodgy, conservative and cautious. None of these adjectives can be applied to Sony. They are impetious, aggressive, innovative and overall risk takers. If they screw up, as they sometimes do, they simply brush themselves off and forge ahead. With the recently introduced Sony A7 MKII we see a continuing evolution of what was once the NEX brand and is now just Sony's Alpha brand using the new full frame FE mount.  I have had a week to work with the new MKII. With its redesigned body, in-body stabilization and superior autofocus…
  • 7 December, 2014 - The Olympus 40-150mm Lens

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
      It’s a photographers market right now.  Tough decisions must be made as to what gear to purchase.  There is no question the mirrorless revolution is well under way.  We recently reviewed the new Samsung NX1 with some very impressive specs.  The Olympus OMD and Fuji systems have been growing very fast and let’s not forget Sony with the amazing a7 system.  Sony took another step forward this last week and announced the Sony a7 II with some amazing features.  We are now testing a version and we should have a report very soon. So, if you join the…
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    The Online Photographer

  • The Ten Best Digital Cameras

    Michael Johnston
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Always with a thumb clamped on the pulse of the Zeitgeist, herewith TOP's totally idiosyncratic, completely subjective, plausibly deniable, and cheerfully self-incriminating list of Digital Cameras We Love at the cusp of the 2015—the digital cameras we think are the hottest at the moment and the most desirable. (This is a rolling post—check back to see new additions.) 9. Ricoh Pentax K-3: A fan favorite, winner of popularity polls if not critics' choice awards, Ricoh's Pentax K-3 quietly continues on its way as perhaps the best alternative to the Big Two DSLR makers (known collectively as…
  • Two Tips: One for Fuji X-T1 Owners, One for Apple Laptop Buyers

    Michael Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    First of all, a few days ago when we were discussing the Fuji X-T1, a couple of people complained about the write speed. The X-T1 is one of the few cameras on the market configured to take advantage of the new UHS-II high-speed cards. UHS-II cards are significantly more expensive (I wanted four of the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro UHS-II cards, but bought just two of the 16GB cards, attempting to have my cake and economize too), but they're much faster—250 MB/sec. write speed compared to 90 MB/sec. write speed for the UHS-I version of the same card, and just 6 MB/sec. for the cheapest SD…
  • The Classic Messenger Bag

    Michael Johnston
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    New With three days left for free expedited shipping at B&H prior to Christmas, they're offering a great price on the updated version of the all-time classic messenger bag. The Domke F-842 (currently less than half price at $64.99) is a Domke F-802 but with a padded slot added for a 13" laptop and a panel added for securing the bag to the handle of a rolling cart. If you want the laptop too you can get an Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro for $120 off or a mid-2014 Apple 13.3" MacBook Pro laptop with Retina Display for $150 off. My Domke F-802 was a freebie from Kodak in the…
  • The One That Got Away

    Michael Johnston
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    This came up in the preceding days. If there was one at all, what's the one camera you almost bought, but didn't, that you now wish you had? For me it was a beautiful new 5x7 Deardorff displayed at Ferrante-Dege in Cambridge, Mass. It was actually a 4x5 Special with a 5x7 back, I think. I was visiting my mother and stepfather (he taught at the Kennedy School) in the late '80s or early '90s, and I kept getting drawn back into Ferrante's as though by a tractor beam, to gaze longingly at that Deardorff. Here's what it looked like. (And the reason I wanted a 5x7?
  • Last Hour! Last Chance

    Michael Johnston
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    This is the last hour of our current Paul and John Paul Caponigro Print Sale. The sale ends at 5 p.m. New York time—that's 10 p.m. in London, and 7 a.m. Tuesday morning in Tokyo. John Paul will extend it a little bit for West Coasters (and Aussies in Perth). Otherwise this really is the last chance for this work, as the father/son print pair was created for this sale and will be retired permanently when the sale ends...it won't be offered again under any circumstances for any price. It's a great piece—you will love it when you see it. The first six prints have already…
 
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    Nikonians News

  • The 20mm f/1.8G AF-S FX Nikkor Review

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Nikon continues to progress in the design and performance of its lenses as shown here for the newest 20mm lens versus the previous design and the current best Nikon (zoom) lens which can also take a photo at 20mm. It is remarkable, to say the least. Read more and see how it performed in the test.
  • Nikon D750 Initial Impressions - User Review

    7 Dec 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Mike Hagen looks at Nikon's newest DSLR camera and tests it in sports photography and beyond. Look at his observations and what made him say, that "there is so much to like, that I am officially giving it one of my highest camera recommendations ever."
  • New Think Tank backpacks for Nikon systems

    3 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Nikon D5300 systems are now available. The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.
  • Black Friday Offerings from Think Tank Photo

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

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

  • Phase One Delivers A-series cameras — for the Fine Art of Photography

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Tweet COPENHAGEN, December 17, 2014 — Phase One today begins shipping the first A-series medium format camera systems. Blending the best of Phase One and ALPA technology through highly-integrated precision components, these cameras are designed to capture outstanding images with greater ease, convenience, and fun. The three Phase One A-series models include the A250, A260 and A280. They are based on the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body, plus a Phase One medium format IQ2 A-series digital back — the 50 megapixel CMOS-based IQ250; the long-exposure-capable 60 megapixel, full frame…
  • ZEISS Asserts Its Position In Difficult Environment

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    Tweet Revenue and earnings above the previous year – continued high level of expenditure on research and development Revenue increases 19 percent to EUR 4.287 billion EBIT reaches EUR 360 million mark Cautious outlook for fiscal year 2014/15 STUTTGART/Germany, 17/12/2014.In the past 2013/14 fiscal year (ended 30 September 2014) ZEISS has increased both its revenue and earnings: revenue rose to EUR 4.287 billion (last year: EUR 4.190 billion). This equated to an increase of two percent. Negative currency effects adversely impacted the revenue and earnings of ZEISS. Without these effects the…
  • PROGEARX LAUNCHES LINE OF GOPRO ACTION CAMERA ACCESSORIES & MOUNTING SOLUTIONS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:36 am
    Tweet Ultimate in Action Photography with Unique Highs and Lows & 180° POV Photo & Video Angles to Document Your Exciting Outdoor Adventures ProGearX Extends & Mounts Action Cams to Your Head, Poles, Surfboards, Skis, & Bars for Stunning Shots while Kayaking, Biking, Skiing, KiteSurfing, Wake Boarding, & More December 15, 2014 – Park City, UT – ProGearX www.progearx.com, the action camera accessory company developed by iStabilizer, the brand that made the “selfie stick” famous, launched today a new line of GoPro and other action camera mounts and…
  • Samsung NX1 Showcases 4K UHD Capabilities in Short Film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Tweet ‘In a City’ crowd-sourced film shot entirely in 4K UHD on the Samsung NX1, a new premium mirrorless camera Ridgefield Park, N.J. – December 11, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new short film created by renowned actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his open collaborative production company, hitRECord. ‘In a City’ was shot entirely in 4K Ultra HD(UHD) on the Samsung NX1, the new premium mirrorless camera, and depicts diverse perspectives of seven cities from across the globe. The actor and his global team of cinematographers capture the essence…
  • Gadgets: Mylio, a Digital Photo Management Software App, Does It All

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Tweet By Gregg Ellman Twitter.com/greggellman Mylio, a digital photo management software, got its name from “My Life Organized,” according to Kevin Gilbert, memory evangelist for the company. During a phone call he also pointed out that the company recently had a study done and found that 1.3 trillion digital photos will taken worldwide 2015. With that in mind, Gilbert said the premise of gathering, saving, protecting and showing digital images helped create Mylio. After using the software I can say first hand that Mylio does it all. The system syncs your digital photo library…
 
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    Photofocus

  • Upgrading from a Second Generation Drobo to Gen 3

    Rob Sylvan
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Back in 2009 I purchased a (second generation) 4 bay Drobo to use as a local backup solution in my office. At the time I put four 1 TB drives in the unit, turned it on, and it has worked reliably ever since. During that five year span one of the original hard drives in the unit did fail (all hard drives will die), but replacing that one bad drive was as easy as ejecting the old drive and popping in a brand new one. After the Drive Swap… No data was lost. No downtime. It has pretty much been a set-it-and-forget-it type of system. I have this Drobo connected to my Windows 7 desktop…
  • A Clear Understanding of Aspect Ratio for Your Prints

    Pamela Ann Berry
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you plan to print your photos, its essential to know that ratio to crop to.  Otherwise you may end up with unexpected results. What is aspect ratio? Aspect Ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. The most common aspect ratios are 4:3, 3:2 Other aspect ratios, such as 5:3, 5:4, and 1:1 (square format), are used in medium and large format cameras. During one of my first professional photography jobs I was taught to always leave room for crop. When I first started taking pictures of families and groups it was natural to fill the frame.
  • Don’t Miss Today’s Lightroom Hangout with Matt Kloskowski

    Richard Harrington
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    You gotta join us live for today’s Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if you tune in live, you can be entered to win a Creative Cloud subscription from Adobe, as well as some incredible tools from onOne Software (Note: MUST BE TUNED IN LIVE TO WIN). We kick today, Wednesday 12/17, 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific.1:00 pm Eastern. RSVP here and it’ll show your local time. If you’ve ever had a question about Lightroom, you’ve surely benefitted from Matt Kloskowski‘s…
  • Mind Your Own Business: New Year’s Resolutions for Successful Photographers

    Richard Harrington
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Note: We’ve got two hangouts this week — Lightroom is today and Business tomorrow.  Join Skip Cohen and Richard Harrington. They’ll explore practical advice for photographers who are looking for new opportunities in the new year. This is a great chance for anyone hoping to make photograph a career to get some practical free advice. This Google Hangout is interactive and you can post questions to the experts during the event. Don’t miss our next Google Hangout. The event is Thursday, December 18, 2014.  It’s absolutely free to attend thanks…
  • Fast Background Color Change

    Kevin Ames
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Sometimes art directors (or clients) want something that wasn’t included in pre-production. Photography is a creative endeavor. Art directors are creative too. When creativity happens during the shoot it’s time to open the tool kit of fast, simple solutions. Originally… The art director for an article about MAC cosmetics new line of romance novel inspired line of makeup wanted three looks of the same model. The same painted muslin backdrop from C&M Backdrops in Atlanta was to be used to keep the budget in line. Each look would have a different background…
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    The Leica Camera

  • Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 34

    Leica Internet Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 48 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then as a photographer. She has worked extensively for The New York Times and Associated Press. Her photographs have appeared in countless influential publications and have been [...]
  • #LeicaFotopark: Fred Mortagne is Here, Where are You?

    Leica Internet Team
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Leica Camera is celebrating the grand opening of Leica Fotopark, the online platform where you can discover, exchange, organize and create! This series examines the photographers who are the first members of the Leica Fotopark community and helped test the platform. Here they share their thoughts and impressions. Fred Mortagne is a self-taught French director [...]
  • Simone Schedoni: Leica Meets Schedoni to Create Unique Items

    Leica Internet Team
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Schedoni s.r.l. is an Italian, Modena-based and family-run company, whose history, skills and experience in working leather to create high-standard goods go back to 1880. After detailing his company’s spirit, evolution and main business, Simone Schedoni, chairman of the firm, discusses how the collaboration with Leica Camera originally came about to design the “Schedoni for [...]
  • Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq: Homage to the Vanishing Ice of Greenland

    Leica Internet Team
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Name: QITITTUT, DANCING ANCESTORS © 2012 Stella Polaris* Ulloriarsuaq/Sven Nieder/Light Ambassadors: Adam Lyberth, Helena Eva Lyberth, Ursilla Poulsen, Tina Lyberth, Juliane Abrahamsen, Anguak Niko Lennert Tech Data: Leica S, Elmarit-S 30 mm, ISO 320, f/3.4, 45 seconds “Only by melting the ice in the heart of Man does Man have a chance to change and [...]
  • Arto Saari: The Fine Art of Airport Skateboarding

    Leica Internet Team
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:49 am
    A professional skateboarder for 15 years, Arto Saari is also a remarkably adept self-taught photographer with an unerring instinct for dynamic composition, capturing high-speed action, and sophisticated use of lighting. Given the unlikely assignment of capturing some of the world’s top skateboarders soaring through the air at Helsinki Airport to promote Finnair, he chose the [...]
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    Thomas Hawk Digital Connection

  • Mophie… the Best thing to happen to the iPhone since the iPhone

    Thomas Hawk
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’m a huge fan of Mophie. I started using the juice pack plus about a year and a half ago and since using it have never once ran out of battery power on my iPhone 5s. Even using it during a long day out shooting, somehow the I always end up making it through an entire day of heavy use. The great thing about the juice pack plus is that it is also a case for your iPhone. I’ve dropped my iPhone a few times and was happy that I had my juice pack plus on it to help protect it. Last week Mophie sent me one of their new powerstation plus charging units. You connect this device up to any…
  • The Controversy Around Flickr Selling Creative Commons Licensed Photos

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

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

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

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

  • Cine Meter II Creator Adam Wilt Takes First Look at Veydra MTF Cine Primes, Pronounces Them Good, True Cine Lenses

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Adam Wilt, software engineer, producer, post-producer and creator of the esteemed Cine Meter II light meter app for iOS devices has received a set of pre-release Veydra prime lenses for the Micro Four Thirds format. His verdict? “Sharp, rectilinear, and clean.” Like many of us Adam Wilt was intrigued to receive news of the Veydra Micro 4/3 Cinema Lenses Kickstarter project back in November. Like fewer of us he wrote an article – New Glass: Veydra Cine Primes for Micro 4/3 – and checked the veracity of this amazing, much needed project and the credentials of its creator, Ryan Avery.
  • Atomos Ninja Star Review

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    planet5D reader Frank Rohmer takes a hands-on look at the Atomos Ninja Star connected to the new Canon 7D Mk II. You know we like the folks over at Atomos, and in fact reviewed the Ninja Star ourselves back in October. Our takeaway? It’s a great piece of kit if it solves the particular issue you have. But in the process — in a wonderful example of “teaching-is-learning” — we learned from you, our dear readers, a thing or two including the fact that while the Star can record in 10 bits, not only do most cameras only output in 8 bits (including not only Canon DSLRs like the 5D…
  • Shogun Showdown: 4K Odyssey 7Q+ Scheduled to Hit the Shelves December 24th

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:50 am
    Within spitting distance of each other on price, convergent design’s Odyssey 7Q+ squares off against Atomos’ Shogun for the title of premier external 4K video recorder. Which one will actually ship first? That may be the ultimate parameter by which people decide to go with the 7Q+ or Shogun. Both are still listed at B&H as pre-order items, though B&H lists the 7Q+ expected availability as December 24, while there is no expected date for the Shogun. Over at Adorama, on the other hand, the Shogun is listed as “out of stock and on backorder,” while the 7Q+ isn’t yet listed.
  • New Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO is Stunning Says Kevin Raber of Luminous Landscape

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    In the absence of a firsthand tryout of crucial new gear, I look to the well-qualified opinions of industry experts. Luminous Landscape’s Kevin Raber is one such. He recently received one of the first M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40- 150mm f/2.8 PRO lenses (Order at B&H Photo Video) to ship. His verdict? “Simply stunning”. I first encountered the 40-150mm f/2.8 at the Olympus stand at a Sydney trade show earlier this year, or rather a dummy version of one. Mock-ups of the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f/2.8 PRO and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 300mm f/4 PRO were on display next to it. At the time I…
  • How To Intensify Your Production Stills with Macphun Intensify Pro & More

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Macphun is one of the unsung heroes of the image editing software business. Their Intensify Pro application recently brought to life some production stills I had all but given up on and now it is an essential component of my kit. Here is why. The folks at Macphun Software have a long pedigree as makers of some of the smartest and most useful image processing software ever,  for longer than Macphun itself has existed as a company. Remember Nik, before it was sold to Google? Nik’s developers came up with some unique products and unique controls within them like their control points…
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    PMA Newsline

  • Compact but costly medium-format camera

    Paul Worthington
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Danish developer Phase One has combined its medium-format sensors with camera and lenses from Swiss camera maker Alpa for a compact but pricey product. Phase One is selling the mirrorless A-series cameras for $47,000 for a 50-megapixel model, with manual controls for shutter speed and aperture, a mechanical shutter, and no autofocus or automatic metering. […]
  • CyberLink, Intel use 3D camera for SFX

    Paul Worthington
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:29 pm
    You can beat your local weatherman’s special video effects on your laptop — providing it’s camera uses Intel’s RealSense, and you’re working with the new YouCam RX software from Taiwan’s CyberLink. The webcam app “utilizes the unique Intel RealSense 3D camera to provide immersive virtual webcam environments,” the company says. It “provided us with an opportunity […]
  • Business Success: Grit and Bear it

    Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    When I was a kid, “Grit” was an advertisement in my comic books for some kind of newsletter with which I could earn big bucks from door-to-door sales. While I somehow resisted that temptation, today we learn from author Paul Stoltz that real Grit can be beneficial to your career and business. – Paul Worthington […]
  • Brownstein, Hanson, McNaught and Wood to receive PMA 2015 Distinguished Service Awards

    Jennifer Kruger
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    I am delighted to announce four outstanding individuals are being honored with the 2015 PMA Distinguished Service Award in recognition for contributions to PMA and to the photo imaging industry as a whole. Recipients of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award are Scott Brownstein of Brownstein & McCabe; Bob Hanson of Harold’s Photo Experts; Nigel McNaught […]
  • Facebook auto-enhances photos

    Paul Worthington
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Who has time to optimally expose every snapshot? Not most phone users, that’s for sure. And now Facebook will automatically enhance your pics posted to its social service. TechCrunch reports the technique is now rolling out to iPhone users, and will come to Android at a later date. “You’ll be able to adjust a slider […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Ultra-Zoom Camera Review

    William Chambers
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    We've been impressed with Canon's SX-series of Ultra-Zoom cameras since the SX10 IS back in 2008, and their latest SX60 HS is no exception. This camera boasts an almost unbelievable optical zoom range of 21mm - 1365mm, which equates to 65x magnification. This is paired with a HS series CMOS image sensor that provides 16-megapixels of resolution, Canon's DIGIC 6 image processing unit, and an Intelligent IS system. This combination allows the SX60 HS to offer improved performance, image quality, and video quality over past models. They've also bundled built-in Wi-Fi, NFC technology, and an…
  • Is GoPro Going to Start Making Drones for Aerial Video?

    William Chambers
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    According to Jack Nicas at The Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes. While no official word from GoPro has been released, Jack's WSJ article mentions that GoPro intends to start selling their own brand of multirotor helicopters (often referred to as 'quads' or 'drones') by late 2015, with a price tag between $500 and $1000. That's quite a range, and even at the latter end they'll be offering a very competitive product in a growing industry. Currently, many aerial photo and video professionals, along with enthusiasts, are using GoPro's HERO cameras on their drones. Companies like DJI and…
  • Just Published: Our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review

    William Chambers
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Our in-depth review of Panasonic's flagship FZ-series super-zoom is now live. The Lumix DMC-FZ1000 continues the traditions laid forth by its predecessors, offering Panasonic's latest technologies, along with stellar performance and quality. Some of its spotlight features include a large 1-inch CMOS image sensor that offers 20.1-megapixels of resolution, a 5-axis optical image stabilization system, 4K HD video at 30fps (along with 1080/60p and 120p), and a fast f/2.8-4.0 16x optical zoom lens. All this is packed into a DSLR-style body, offering a nice large handgrip and lens barrel. To learn…
  • Just Published: Our Samsung NX3000 Compact ILC Review

    William Chambers
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    For those looking for a compact ILC with a retro look, the Samsung NX3000 may be just for you. This mirrorless interchangeable lens camera boasts some appealing features, such as the APS-C sized 20.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, tilting 3.0-inch LCD screen, Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, NX lens mount system, etc. All of this and more is packed into a stylish shell, which is much more compact that your typical DSLR. For all the details on this petite ILC, see our Samsung NX3000 digital camera review.
  • Just Published: Our Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera Review

    William Chambers
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    We've just finished up testing Canon's latest G-series PowerShot, the G7 X. This powerful fixed lens camera offers some impressive specifications, like a 20.2-megpaixel 1-inch CMOS image sensor, DIGIC 6 processor, tilting 3.0-inch touchscreen (with over 1 million pixels), a fast F/1.8 lens, and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology to name a few. While an expensive camera, spotting a suggested retail price of $699, the PowerShot G7 X has a lot to offer; especially if you're looking for some of the best image quality and performance you can receive from a fixed lens, compact digicam. To learn…
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • A Visit To The Getty

    Jonathan Blaustein
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    The phone beeped in the middle of the night. A text. Must have been Dad, I thought, shaking off my dreams. He wakes up at 3:30 in the morning. He must have sent me good wishes on the trip. Jesus Christ, Dad. It’s the middle of the night. Give me a f-cking break. I swatted at the phone to shut it up, and went back to bed. I was due up super-early to head to California, so I was none-too-pleased to have my anxiety-ridden sleep interrupted any further. Parents. When the phone beeped again, this time as an alarm clock, I rolled out of bed at 5. My eyes refused to open, like a recalcitrant…
  • The Daily Edit – More Magazine: Emily Shur

    Heidi Volpe
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:05 am
    More Magazine Creative Director: Debra Bishop Senior Art Director: Jamie Prokell Photo Director: Natasha Lunn Associate Photo Editor: Stephanie Swanicke Assistant Photo Editor: Gabreille Sirkin Photographer: Emily Shur Who did the graphic sign for the first shot did that come from the magazine? Yes the lettering on the sign came from the magazine.This shot was conceived ahead of time because the art director knew he was going to use this image as the opener.The magazine asked me to photograph Nadia (our model) with and without the piece of cardboard she’s holding. Styling and casting…
  • Magnum Photographer Trent Parke

    A Photo Editor
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    via Trent Parke Magnum photographer on Vimeo.
  • This Week In Photography Books: Brad Moore

    Jonathan Blaustein
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein I just flew in from New Orleans, and boy, are my arms tired. (Ba doom boom. Tch.) Sorry. Couldn’t help myself. It flowed out of my fingers, and then, there it was. As ridiculous as that bad joke is, the underlying truth stands. I did just get back from New Orleans. And every bone in my body is aching from the deep exhaustion of ten hours of travel each way, with 26 critiques sandwiched in between. (Plus the amazing parties and such. It’s not a drag, by any means.) Since this column is as much a running commentary on my life as it is a series of book reviews,…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Mark Laita

    Suzanne Sease
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers. http://www.lebook.com/marklaita. Today’s featured photographer is: Mark Laita   How long have you been shooting?  I starting photographing rock bands that would come through Chicago when I was in high school in the late 70’s. I started shooting advertising in the mid…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikon D750 1.01 and D810 1.02 C firmware updates released

    [NR] admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Nikon released new firmware updates for the D750 and D810 DSLR cameras: Nikon D750 firmware C:1.01 (USA | EU) When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting menu, images were sometimes over-exposed. This issue has been resolved. (Enabling auto FP high-speed sync: Select 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) for Custom Setting e1: Flash sync speed) When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera…
  • Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount now in stock

    [NR] admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:30 pm
    The Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* ZF.2 lens for Nikon F mount is now in stock for the first time at B&H and by third party resellers at Amazon. DxOMark labeled the Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 lens as the best performing portrait lens ever tested. Technical information and sample images can be found here. 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: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 Apo Planar T* lens for Nikon F mount officially announced Confirmed: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 is the best…
  • Apparently there are fake Nikon D800E cameras out there

    [NR] admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Nikon Europe issued a service notice regarding fraudulently modified D800 to D800E DSLR cameras. After the D810 announcement, D800/E prices have dropped significantly - if you are buying a used D800E camera, make sure to check the camera model inside the menu - don't trust the outside markings: Notice regarding fraudulent Nikon D800E digital SLR (fraudulently modified D800) cameras We have confirmed that there are cases in which D800E digital SLR cameras were received for repair, only to find that the cameras were actually fraudulently modified D800 cameras whose covers had been replaced…
  • Interesting: Nikon filed a patent for a full frame mirrorless lens

    [NR] admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a new 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame mirrorless lens. I do not remember seeing something similar in the past. Could there be a new FX system on the horizon for 2015? Nikon already had an AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens designed for DSLR cameras that has been discontinued for a while. Two other recent Nikon patents - continuous bracketing shooting with a rotating PL filter: and a solution that can capture visible and infrared light at the same time and use the color information from the visible light to add color information to the infrared light - this will…
  • Nikon D7200 rumored specifications

    [NR] admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Here are the rumored Nikon D7200 specifications: New 24MP APS-C sensor Nikon D750 styled body with a tilting screen Expeed 4 processor MultiCAM 3500DX2 autofocus system 51 AF points Built-in Wi-Fi 6fps Buffer: 16 RAW+JPG Video: 1080p @60 and 720p @120 (not sure about 4k) Video aperture will be adjustable during live view Expected announcement in the first few months of 2015 If those specifications are correct (I am still not sure), the D7200 will not be a professional level camera - just an incremental D7100 update, something like the D750 in a DX format. This still leaves hope for a real…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Deal: X-Rite i1Display Pro $129 at B&H Photo

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    B&H Photo has a 12 hour deal (or while supply lasts) on the X-Rite i1Display Pro. They’re selling it for $129.00 (Save $95 instantly and $25 via mail-in rebate). Every photo enthusiast should have a color calibrated desktop and/or laptop screen. X-Rite i1Display Pro $129 at B&H Photo (Save $95 instantly & $25 via Mail-In Rebate) cr
  • Canon Has Released an Updated Version of its Digital Photo Professional Software

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Canon has released an updated version of its Digital Photo Professional (DPP) software, which now supports – in addition to its current range of full-frame DSLRs – the EOS-1D Mark IV, EOS 70D, EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II, EOS 700D and EOS 100D… Launched in September 2014, Digital Photo Professional 4 was Canon’s first sweeping change to its popular RAW processing software since its original launch. The latest version of DPP – version 4.1.50 – is a response to feedback from owners of older full-frame and APS-C cameras who are looking for the very latest RAW workflow…
  • Review: Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:26 am
    Bryan at the-digital-picture has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. From TDP “As it stands, the Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens is a nice lens overall. The size and weight of this lens are easy to handle for long periods of time and the lens shape is comfortable to use. For a moderate price, the 24-105 STM covers the full frame image circle with very good image quality. The modern STM AF system gets the job done nicely and the image stabilization system makes sure that camera motion blur is not detracting from that image quality. This is…
  • High Megapixel Camera Coming in 2015 [CR3]

    Canon Rumors
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    We have confirmed that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon in 2015 and it will be around 50mp. The camera will not be an EOS-1 style body, so don’t expect the price to be above $4000. We have yet to confirm when in 2015 the camera is coming, as the exact date may be unknown to Canon at the time of writing this. More to come once more is confirmed. Some of what was in this previous post has been confirmed as far as resolution and body style. cr
  • Canon USA Addresses the Gray Market

    Canon Rumors
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    What is Gray Market? Information on Parallel or “Gray Market” Products Canon sells and supports Canon-brand consumer and professional products in the U.S. through Canon U.S.A., which distributes these products through its authorized dealers and distributors. Canon U.S.A. is the only authorized importer of these products in the U.S., and provides industry-leading customer service and support for them. Products distributed by Canon U.S.A. are “localized” to meet the needs of customers in the U.S. market and are engineered to comply with local safety regulations…
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • 15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

    Nancy Young
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. By Alex Eylar Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of interesting ideas, no matter what side of the school desk they are sitting on. One way for photography mentors and teachers to fight this problem is through the use of creative assignments. In this article I’ve put together 15…
  • Using Rain Puddles to Create Unique Reflection Photos

    Nick Fancher
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Implementing water into a shoot ratchets up the drama in the images but also the difficulty in the execution. I equate the learning curve of lighting water to learning how to light metal objects and other reflective surfaces. It’s not a quick learn, so be patient with yourself. Rain puddles are awesome. I bet you never thought to run out after it rained to hunt for decent puddles. But as you can see in the image below, that’s exactly what I was working with. Since the product I was shooting was a cologne bottle, which is rather small, the puddle didn’t need to be very wide…
  • Deal 5: Your Guide to Natural Light Photography for $7 (65% off)

    Darren Rowse
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    On the 5th day of Christmas dPS gave to me… another amazing $7 eBook and bundle option! Yesterday saw our servers pushed to their limit with a $7 USD eBook deal so today we’ve decided to roll our best selling eBooks of all time at that sweet price of… $7. That eBook is… Natural Light: Mastering a Photographer’s Most Powerful Tool by renowned travel photographer Mitchell Kanashkevich. Natural Light is one of the best guides on the market written specifically with beginner to intermediate photographers in mind. Written in easy to understand language, this eBook…
  • Architectural Photography Using Layer Masking to Correct Contrast and White Balance

    Samantha Decker
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    A challenging nighttime scene was overcome with multiple exposures and layer masking. Blending indoors and outdoors in architectural photography can often create a compelling image. Unfortunately, however, it is often fraught with exposure and white balance issues. These issues are compounded at night, when artificial lights inside buildings coupled with the darkness of the night sky create an especially contrasty image with an unattractive colorcast created by the different light sources. Luckily, with multiple exposures and layer masking in Photoshop, you can create a photo that looks a lot…
  • Shooting Motorsports with a Micro Four Thirds Camera

    Ken Lyons
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Can you use micro four thirds or other mirrorless cameras to photograph motorsports? Well, the answer is a resounding YES, but with some caveats. You can certainly make good and interesting images using any camera at a motorsport event. All of the images in this article were made with either a Fujifilm X100S or an Olympus OMD EM-5 and two lenses – the m.Zuiko 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and the m.Zuiko 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II. Planning Perhaps one of the most important things to consider when you intend to photograph motorsports with a micro four thirds camera is the pre-planning you need to do…
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    DigiCamReview.com

  • Nikon D750 Review

    Itai Danan
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:27 pm
    The Nikon D750 just had a review published at Neocamera.This professional DSLR has a 24 megapixels full-frame CMOS sensor paired with a fast EXPEED 4 processor. Its autofocus system features Phase-Detect at 51 points and is sensitive down to -3 EV, making it one of the most sensitive AF systems around. The D750 starts a new line of high-end DSLRs, one which is aimed at videographers and attempts to deliver high-quality for stills and video. It can capture the former at 6.5 FPS and the latter at full 1080p and up to 60 FPS. Just like its siblings, the D750 offers a 100% coverage viewfinder and…
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review

    Itai Danan
    20 May 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The Olympus OM-D E-M1 is the flagship Olympus camera, joining the mirrorless and DSLR lines into a model capable of taking full advantage of Four-Thirds and Micro Four-Thirds lenses. This mirrorless features a revised 16 megapixels CMOS sensor with built-in Phase-Detect AF for use with legacy Zuiko lenses, while it uses ultra-fast Contrast-Detect AF by reading the sensor at 240 Hz when using M.Zuiko lenses. Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review As the top-of-the-line offering, the E-M1 is built to professional standards. Its body includes dual control-dials, a built-in EVF with Eye-Start sensor and is…
  • Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos

    Joshua
    16 Feb 2014 | 2:46 am
    Maginon SZ 24 Sample Photos, a set on Flickr. More information on this budget zoom camera can be found in our previous post on the Maginon SZ 24 – 24x optical zoom camera.
  • Latest Digital Camera Announcements (CP+ edition)

    Joshua
    7 Feb 2014 | 10:06 am
    CP+ is about to happen, and here are the latest digital cameras that have been announced. Nikon Coolpix: P340 – Entry level serious compact, 5x optical zoom, built in Wi-Fi S9600 – 22x optical zoom pocket camera S9700 – 30x optical zoom pocket camera, 3inch screen, manual controls P600 – 60x optical zoom, tilting vari-angle screen P530 – 40x optical zoom AW120 (Waterproof, 18m) S32 (Waterproof, 10m), 13mp Olympus: Stylus Tough TG-850 (Waterproof, 10m), tilting screen for self-portraits Stylus SP-100EE – 50x optical zoom, with dot-sight OM-D E-M10 –…
  • New Digital Cameras – CES 2014

    Joshua
    8 Jan 2014 | 12:56 pm
    It’s currently CES 2014 (Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas), and as expected, numerous new cameras have been announced, here’s a roundup of the new cameras announced: Nikon: D3300 DSLR, 24mp, entry level DSLR with a new compact zoom lens CoolPix L29, 5x zoom L30, 5x zoom L330, 26x zoom, 20mp L830, 34x optical zoom, 16mp S2800, 5x zoom S3600, 8x zoom S5300, 8x zoom S6700, 10x zoom S6800, 12x zoom Samsung: NX30 – 20mp, Mirrorless with tilting EVF and screen Galaxy Camera 2 – Android camera with 21x zoom WB2200F – 60x zoom with dual grip ultra zoom bridge…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • Holidays 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room

    1001nc
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    It is that time of the year once again where we launch our chaotically adorkable Camera Deals Situation Room! This year we are continuing this mega-post throughout the Holiday Shopping Season, until the end of 2014! This is a permanent post that will be updated multiple times and serve as a summary of the madness. Bookmark this page! Or if you prefer, you can check the deals as they happen, one by one, at the Camera Deals blog (with full-text RSS feed). Latest Update: Dec 17 at 9:15pm ET – new additions under Mirrorless and Action Cameras and Software… A great two-step promotion…
  • New Experimental Feature: The Black Friday Camera Deals Situation Room will continue until the end of 2014

    1001nc
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:58 pm
    We have a new experimental feature for 2014! The Black Friday Camera Deals Situation Room will continue throughout the Holiday Season, until the end of 2014! It has now morphed into the Holidays 2014 Camera & Photo Deals Situation Room (permalink to bookmark). It is the same url as before, I just changed the name to convey the message that it continues and it’s not just Black Friday. If you are following the action through RSS, you are covered too. You can get the latest deals play by play using the full-text RSS Feed of the Camera Deals blog. The post New Experimental Feature: The…
  • Fuji X100T Stock Status tracking page

    1001nc
    23 Nov 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Fuji is continuing their Big Sensor Prime line with the all new X100T APS-C fixed lens camera! This post is tracking the stock status of the camera! With the move to WordPress, we are no longer using Javascript widgets for the Stock Status table. It is plain HTML so you can read it on more devices and browsers. You can bookmark this in your browser or your RSS News Reader or your favorite bookmarking service (XMarks, Pinboard, etc). Latest update: December 15, 2014 at 12:20am ET – a week later, supply situation improves a bit, plus we have some freebies at a couple of places… Fuji…
  • Camera Deals in the 2014 Black Friday Circular Ads

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

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

  • ”Gentle Souls”

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

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

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

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

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

    admin808080
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to create snow using photoshop. Related PostsHow to create realistic snow with photoshopHow to create a winter snow scene with photoshopPhotoshop Snow Brush Custom Snow Brush With PhotoshopWinter look / falling snow effect tutorialPhotoshop Fish Eye EffectCreate flaming text with photoshop How To Make A 3D Flag with photoshopPhotoshop Starburst Effect TutorialPhotoshop Spotlight Effect TutorialUnderstanding and Creating Luminance Masks in PhotoshopPhotoshop Retro Lomo Effect TutorialCreating Patterns On Clothing in Photoshop Vivid Sky Effect with…
  • How to Create and Replace a Custom Background in Photoshop

    admin808080
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:17 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to create and replace custom backgrounds in your pictures using photoshop. Related PostsReplace The Sky in Your Images with photoshopCreate rain drops on a window with photoshopHow to create and use a custom dust and smoke brush in photoshopColorful wallpaper background with photoshopHow to Replace a Sky line with Photoshop Custom Snow Brush With PhotoshopCreate a Detailed, Grungy Sports Picture Create a sunset out of a daylight picture.How to create neon lines with photoshopHow to create hair highlights in photoshop when retouching portrait…
  • How to Master the Transform Tool in Photoshop

    admin808080
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:56 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to use the transform tool in photoshop. Related PostsHow to Master the Clone Stamp Tool in PhotoshopAdd Graffiti To Your Image With The Transform Tool In PhotoshopHow to Master Dodging and Burning with 4 Techniques Master motion blur in photoshopHow to use free transform in photoshopHow to transform body shape with photoshopHow to Transform Someone’s Body in PhotoshopHow to use Photoshop’s Lasso ToolHow to use photoshop’s Magic Wand ToolHow to Remove Bags and Blemishes using the Patch Tool in PhotoshopShape Hair Using the Liquify Tool…
  • Improve the quality of your videos using photoshop.

    admin808080
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to use photoshop to improve your video’s quality. Related PostsEdit / improve your videos using photoshop’s camera raw filterHow to Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening in PhotoshopHow to create and use a custom dust and smoke brush in photoshopHow to adjust make up using frequency separation in photoshopHow to transform body shape with photoshopHow to fix missing teeth in photoshopHow to Retouch Lips in PhotoshopAdd a sunset glow with photoshopHow to Retouch Mature Skin in PhotoshopHow to create the Nashville…
  • How to Retouch Mature Skin in Photoshop

    admin808080
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:13 am
    In this video tutorial you will see how to retouch male mature skin using photoshop. Related PostsHow to retouch skin in video footageHow to airbrush skin with photoshopHow to Correct Skin Tones and Stylize Your Photo in PhotoshopHow to Add Skin Texture to a Photo in PhotoshopHow to Correct Red Skin Color in Photoshop QuicklyHow to Effectively Recover Skin Texture from Over-Exposed Areas using Photoshop Clear Skin with photoshop TutorialHow to paint skin in photoshop to add dimension and depth.How to Match Skin Tones in PhotoshopHigh Key White Skin EffectRetouching a sunset with lightroom and…
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  • Samsung NX1 Digital Camera

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

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

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

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

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

    Paul Escott
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    You plan on buying a cool gift for a photographer and you have no idea what to get them? Maybe you don’t know them that well, or if you do, you have no clue about photography and what would make a good gift? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because today we have 10 great gift ideas that any photographer would love to receive this Holiday season. We’ve made it really easy for you to purchase the items, as we’ve linked them to Amazon, so all you need to do is decide on something and follow the link.  Here are 10 great gifts for photographers this Christmas. 10. Macro Extension…
  • 7 Valuable Photography for Beginners Tips

    Paul Escott
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    When it comes to photography and beginners, most want-to-be photographers get lost in the sea of new and complicated words like ISO, exposure, aperture and so on, so here is the point in which we come to your aid. This will be the first guide from a series of articles containing valuable photography tips for beginners and it includes most of the words that are associated with photography and their definition. 1. DSLR, SLR, Point and Shoot cameras This is probably the main question when it comes to photography cameras for beginners: What kind of camera should I choose? Well, a point and shoot…
  • Aperture vs Lightroom: Final Showdown

    Paul Escott
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    As Apple has announced that it is going to cease the development of its photo tool, Apple Aperture, more and more Aperture users are inclined to switch to Adobe Lightroom. When it comes to Aperture vs Lightroom, the silent “war” between the two photography editing tools began almost ten years ago. If you too want a bit of help with finding out what are the differences and similarities between Aperture and Ligthroom and why should you choose any of these two, here are some tips that might help you out. Lightroom vs Aperture: Photo Storage The biggest difference between Lightroom and…
  • 4 Best DSLR Camera Choices for Entry-Level Photographers

    Paul Escott
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    There is a series of factors that have to be taken into consideration when talking about the best DSLR camera choices for beginners, such as price range, features or frequency of use. What is the best DSLR camera for beginners? The answer to that question depends pretty much on what you expect from a DSLR camera and how you can make the camera fit your expectations. If you are an entry-level photographer who feels the need to invest more in his passion for photography, after trying the wide range of point-and-shoot cameras out there, then you probably should invest in a DSLR camera. A DSLR…
  • 4 Great Uses for Black and White Photography

    Paul Escott
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Black and white photography is still one of the most popular techniques of digital photography in the world. If you too love black and white photography more than you do color photography, then you’ve come to the right place. We, too, love black and white photography and our professional photographers are happy to share with you 4 great uses for black and white photography. Erotic Black and White Photography Erotic photography looks absolutely amazing in black and white. A female or male nude body will always look much better when shot in black and white, so we suggest you try giving erotic…
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  • Sony dvd505 E:40:01

    14 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    It happened to me with an HDR-MV1 camera when i select to liinear audio. The cam display the E40:01 during the recording. I was looking for the mean of the code . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • DCR PC5E Error code C 21:00

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:47 am
    Hi people! I took out my PC101E to move film from the cassettes and over to my MacBook and got a couple of tapes done. Then this moisture error appeared and af . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • E:91:01 Error Code on Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55

    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    could someone repeat merco's solution? Category: Digital Camera: Sony
  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    8 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
    SOLVED !! - Here is the fix guys - no banging needed, and it works. Only difference is I used a SMALL amount of WD40 instead of butane gas to spray into the ge . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • HDR-AS15

    7 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Yes, can We do it? Its possible? In AS30 full resolution photo is avaliable... Category: Video Camera: Sony
 
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  • Belkin iPad keyboards

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Belkin iPad Air keyboards : Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, announced availability of its new keyboards for the iPad Air 2, the award-winning QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard and the QODE Ultimate Keyboard. Belkin’s most advanced iPad keyboards to date, both keyboards are designed specifically for the iPad Air 2 and are available exclusively at AT&T and via the Belkin website. "We are excited to be the first retailer to offer the new QODE keyboards this Holiday," said Michael Cowan, accessories business director at AT&T. "Our customers benefit from having two…
  • T-Mobile 4G LTE Family Plan

    10 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    T-Mobile Unlimited 4G LTE Family Plan : T-Mobile is taking a stand for everyone who wants wireless without all the confusion and without limits for themselves and their families - unveiling America’s only family plan with unlimited 4G LTE data for the whole family and a multi-line family discount. Available tomorrow, the new Simple Choice family plan starts at just $100 per month for two people - and it goes all the way up to 10 people for just $40 more per line - when everyone on your plan wants unlimited blazing-fast data on America’s fastest nationwide 4G LTE network. While the old…
  • iPhone 6 Encrypted smartphone

    6 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Apple iPhone 6 Encrypted smartphone : The design and branding pioneers at Brikk are excited to announce the launch of the Lux iPhone 6 Secure. Brikk is a luxury technology-driven brand that is rapidly redefining the meaning of opulence. This smartphone makes encrypted phone calls with no communication record, making it the perfect mobile device for anyone whose correspondence may be the target of interception by third parties. The Lux iPhone 6 Encrypted phone models have built in technology, provided by security firm Kryptall, identical to the technology used to protect telephones used by…
  • Android app shrinks photo files

    5 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    Accusoft Cram Android app : Accusoft announces the release of Cram, an easy-to-use Android app that shrinks JPEG photo files to as little as one-third their original size while retaining the resolution, full display / print dimensions and quality of the original photo. Available now in the Google Play store, Cram is free to install and use for up to 300 photos. For a $1.99 in-app purchase, users may cram an unlimited number of photos. By compressing JPEG files with Cram, Android users can reclaim more than 60% of the storage space those original files occupied, freeing up room for more photos…
  • Sony RX100 III waterproof housing

    1 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Waterproof housing for Sony RX100 III : Fantasea Line proudly announces the release of a new and stylish waterproof housing for the Sony CyberShot RX100 III camera. The housing is now available and accepting orders! The FRX100 III Housing was specifically designed for the Sony RX100 III, thereby providing the most compact, sturdy and ergonomic housing in the market for this camera. The waterproof housing is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labeled controls.
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  • The Great Gear Guide

    shutter sisters
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Remember when we asked you for some of your must-have gear suggestions? Well, we are thrilled to share that the article we were working on is now in print in the December issue of Digital Photo Magazine! You’ll find it on the pages following our monthly column (Point of Focus).  You can pick up a copy at your local newsstand (which can be found at Barnes & Noble if you don’t have a local newsstand). We’re delighted to have had the chance to share selections from Leslie Adams, Holly Clark, Annie Samuels, Kristina Rust, Nancy Lennon, Tracey Clark & Julia Clark.
  • Focusing on EyeTime 2014

    shutter sisters
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Above: Different Shades of the Same Grey by Felicia Simion, EyeTime Future Voices Jury Winner For the past few years Shutter Sisters has had the privilege of helping to support the EyeTime Photo Competition hosted by the Morpholio Project. Tracey Clark was thrilled to be on the jury panel again this year.  She reflects, “It’s always so inspiring to get the opportunity to discover new photographic talent in a contest like EyeTime. Getting the chance to vote on the winners with so many creative and talented judges is such an honor.” Above: Architecture in Limbo by Ben…
  • Everyday People

    shutter sisters
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    A collection of images captured with the Lensbaby LM-10 for the Traveling Lens Project. Above by Tara Romasanta in Alaska Above by Charlie Murdach in New Hampshire Above by Anika Toro in Tennessee Above by Stefanie Zelske in Germany Above by LaShawn Wiltz in Georgia Above by Sarah Vasquez in Washington  
  • Moving Right Along with the Lensbaby LM-10

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

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

    Erik Vlietinck
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    Clean out Your Duplicate Images PhotoSweeper works with Aperture, iPhoto, and Adobe Lightroom libraries and image folders to find duplicates and look-alikes based on time interval or by comparing histograms or pixels. You start the process by having the app create a catalog of your images—I used my collection of more than 6,500. (Note that you can save the catalog for later use.) After cataloging, decide which algorithm you want to use. Duplicates will find only exact duplicates on a byte-per-byte basis. Other methods, which resemble more or less the way you’d compare your photos,…
  • Sigma 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM

    Michael Corsentino
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Quality, Ultra-Telephoto, Full-Frame Lens Sigma continues to innovate with their 150–500mm f/5–6.3 APO DG OS HSM ultra-telephoto lens. While designed for full-frame sensors, it’s equally at home when used with smaller APS-C sensors. That’s a lot of flexibility for one lens. This is a lens that’s not only affordable, but ideal for subject matter as diverse as nature, wildlife, sports, and portraiture where compression trumps wider apertures. Welcome amenities such as optical stabilization (OS), typically reserved for costlier glass, help compensate for camera shake and make it…
  • Snagit 3

    Erik Vlietinck
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:07 am
    Share Image and Video Screen Captures TechSmith has recently overhauled its screen-capture utility, Snagit, and I tested Snagit 3 on the Mac. (The software key will unlock both Mac and Windows versions.) You start by pressing Command (PC: Ctrl)-Shift-C, which launches orange crosshairs. They’re typically drawn to objects such as windows and parts of a webpage, but if you drag them, they’ll act like any selection tool with a pixel size and color-under-cursor loupe to guide you. When you release your mouse, the crosshairs change into a resizable, movable selection rectangle, under which are…
  • Flashpoint Streak Light 180 Ws Flash and Blast Pack

    Michael Mackenzie
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Precision External Flash and Battery Pack The Flashpoint Streak Light 180 is a large, hot-shoe mounted flash powered by the Blast Pack. Streak Light uses a replaceable bulb with a diffusion cover. The Blast Pack is a lithium battery with a shoulder strap, two ports to power two flashes, and an LED battery power readout. Simply mount the Streak Light on your hot shoe, connect the Blast Pack to it with the provided cable, put it over your shoulder, and let the fun begin. While the combination may sound cumbersome, it doesn’t feel overly bulky (if you’re using a flash with external battery…
  • Tonality Pro

    Erik Vlietinck
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    Black-and-White Photo Editor for Mac Tonality Pro is a black-and-white photo editor that can be used as a standalone application or a plug-in to Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, or Apple Aperture. Tonality has a histogram with a 10-zone system strip, the familiar Macphun tools for selective editing, and a large selection of presets. Tonality pro features the usual tools, such as tone adjustments, color filters, a tone curve, and vignette, as well as structure, glow, lens blur, texture overlay, grain, and photo frames effects. I first tested Tonality to see if the presets were any good. I found the…
 
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  • Gift Guide 4Our Last All New Guide of 2014

    Britta
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your house is lit, the tree is up, the stockings are hung, and the boxes are wrapped. But wait, are those boxes and stockings still empty?! Fill ‘em up with photo gear and capture the holiday memories. In our very last gift guide of the year, we’ve got 7 all new gift ideas. See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #4 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Gift Guide 4Our Last All New Guide of 2014 (17 words) © Britta for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Meet the Socialmaticfrom Polaroid

    laurel
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 The camera of the future is here! Well, in the very near future of 2015 it will be. And you can be the first in line to snag one. The Socialmatic from Polaroid is half top-of-the-line digital camera, half instant-photo-printer, and half social-sharing machine. That’s too many halves! All this goodness cannot be constrained by math. This 14MP camera has a big ol’ touchscreen and Android built in. So you can edit using your favorite apps, print your masterpiece and post it online right then and there. There’s even a 2MP selfie-cam on the…
  • Gift Guide 3Seven New Gifts for Photographers

    laurel
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Gifting time is inching closer and we’ve got another bunch of new products to wrap up in paper and bows. From the adorablest backup battery to the magical gizmo we used to light paint those floaty words ^^ up there ^^, these gifts are sure to add a little merry and bright to your holidays. See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #3 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Gift Guide 3Seven New Gifts for Photographers (17 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • 7 Instant Cameras + Free Film with Every One

    laurel
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    “Oh my good gracious.” “How did you know?” “Eeeeeek!” That’s just the kinds of things you should get used to hearing if you put any instant cameras under the tree this year. To make sure your lucky giftees can start shooting on Christmas morning, we’re giving you (and untimately them) a free pack of film with every instant camera in our shop. TODAY ONLY! So hurry up and browse our instant cams below and pick the perfect one for each of your lucky pals. The film’s on us. See All 7 of Our Instant Cameras (and get FREE film) (...)Read the…
  • Woohoo! It’s Gift Guide 2

    laurel
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The tree is up. Ornaments abound. It’s time to pile up the presents underneath it. Well, you’re in luck! This gift guide contains 6 BRAND NEW photo gifts (and stocking stuffers too). See Photojojo’s Gift Guide #2 of 2014 (...)Read the rest of Woohoo! It’s Gift Guide 2 (17 words) © laurel for Photojojo, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
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  • anniversary trip to St. John, USVI

    emilie
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    When we toasted our 5 year wedding anniversary in April, J and I decided spur-of-the-moment to book a trip to St. John, where we were married, to celebrate at the end of the year. Reservations made, we looked forward to this tropical getaway all summer long. It was what helped keep our eyes-on-the-prize when the weeks were long and time spent together as a family seemed too infrequent.Last week was the week! Balancing illness (with an emergency trip to the island health clinic!) and the heart-breaking news of a dear friend's passing while away, we did our best to eek out a week's worth of QT…
  • Brooks-Brewer family portrait at French's Point in Stockton Springs, Maine

    whitney
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:32 pm
    The Brooks and Brooks-Brewer families are the kind of people who greet you with the warmest smile and most open arms.  I loved photographing the Brooks-Brewer side of the family last year, while a little Miss Bristol was in utero.  She finally entered the world six months ago, and over the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I was able to meet her for the "second" time, along with more of the Brooks clan at their private estate in Stockton Springs that hosts weddings and events year-round.  Jessika's mother and father, Bonnie and Bob, and Jessika's younger brother Rob and his…
  • Higgins Beach winter engagement session

    emilie
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Baby, it's cold outside!!Hopestill (Hopie) and college sweetheart Nicholas met me at Higgins Beach where they had their first (surfing) date while attending Colby College. They are marrying in Falmouth next spring, where Hopie grew up, and wanted to be sure these special sands were somehow captured as part of their wedding story.Initially they had proposed a surfing shoot. At sunrise. YES! I'd be game for that! But when the forecast offered numbers nearly in the teens, a bundled up afternoon stroll on the beach with pup Willow seemed a more comfortable alternative.Twenty-five minutes in (or…
  • Henry and Asa in Cape Elizabeth

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

    megan
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I had the pleasure of photographing Annabel, Grace and Olivia for the second year in row. (You can view images from their session last fall here.) It was such fun to see how these girls have grown. Especially at such a young age--Olivia was just one when I photographed her last!--the changes in one year are dramatic. We lucked out with a fairly warm morning so we met up in Central Park for some photos before returning to the apartment. It was definitely a busy little morning now that Olivia is walking and Annabel and Grace are as speedy as ever, but the girls had a great time pushing dolls in…
 
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  • Review - Megamast, photography from 8 metres

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    A portable carbon fibre camera mast that takes your camera up over 8 metres (28 feet) weighs under 7kg. An initial test review looks at elevated photography, using a CamRanger to control camera and mount via an iPad.
  • Article - Testing a new fine art paper

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    After finding a large box of unbranded paper in the print room, Keith outlines his basic testing and profiling process, both for colour ICC profiling and black & white printing.
  • Review - DxO 10.1

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    Detailed review of the latest version of DxO Optics Pro, looking mainly at its RAW file conversion capabilities.
  • Review - Topaz Glow

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    A new image editing plugin from Topaz that offers a wide variety of effects, glows, edge and line based enhancements and artistic effects.
  • Review update - Topaz impression V1.1.1

    7 Nov 2014 | 6:27 am
    An update adds many new preset options and adjustments to the software for creating painting or drawing effects for your images.
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  • Leica V-Lux Typ 114 Sample Images

    Jack Baker
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Ahead of our full review, here are 57 sample images taken with the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) super-zoom camera. The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is a superzoom camera with a 24-400mm zoom range and a large 1-inch CMOS sensor. Read the preview »
  • Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports Review

    Mark Goldstein
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports is a new professional telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras. Offering a bigger zoom ratio and cheaper price than comparable lenses from Nikon and Canon, is this third-party lens worth considering? Read our Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports review to find out... Read the review »
  • Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2015

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Business Forum Imaging Cologne 2015 event, organised by Photo Imaging News and trade magazine International Contact, will take place on 28 and 29 January 2015 in Cologne’s Congress Centre North. Read more and comment »
  • Apple Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.02

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    Apple has posted a Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update. Read more and comment »
  • PicTapGo 2.0 for iOS

    Zoltan Arva-Toth
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Totally Rad has released an update to its PicTapGo app for iOS. Read more and comment »
 
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  • Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part III

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. In this third and final installment of PDN's Notable Books of 2014, the editors highlight Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb, Eugene Richards and Nicolo DeGiorgios.
  • How Photographers Can Brand Themselves For Social Media Work

    15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    As brands and agencies spend more money on social media campaigns, photographers and their reps are altering their strategies to score jobs on platforms like Instagram, Tumblr and Vine. PDN spoke with clients about how they hire photographers for social media jobs and reps on how they're marketing their photographers to get them.
  • Mona Kuhn's book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The colors and landscape of the deserts of California and the American Southwest inspired Mona Kuhn's new book of nude photographs, "Private," and her series "Acido Dorado."
  • Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part II

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014.
  • Notable Photo Books of 2014: Part I

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014.
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  • Last Minute Gift Idea: Styluses from Adonit

    Mike Rankin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Authors: Mike RankinBody: Earlier this month, we published our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Over Part 1 and Part 2, Erica Gamet offered up nearly 50 gift ideas for the creatives on your list, including styluses from Adobe, Lynktec, and Sensu. But if you're still in the market for a stylus or two, check out the offerings from Adonit: Jot Touch and Jot Script. The Jot Touch ($99) offers features familiar to many pro-level styluses, including a fine point tip, programmable shortcut buttons, pressure sensitivity, and palm rejection so you can rest our hand on the screen without…
  • Adobe To Acquire Fotolia: Adds Stock Content Marketplace To Creative Cloud

    Mike Rankin
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    Body: Press Release SAN JOSE, Calif. Dec. 11, 2014 Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Fotolia, a leading marketplace for royalty-free photos, images, graphics and HD video, for approximately $800 million in cash. Fotolia will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud, providing current and future Creative Cloud members with the ability to access and purchase over 34 million images and videos, significantly simplifying and accelerating the design process. The acquisition of Fotolia cements Creative Cloud’s role as…
  • A Repository of Thousands of Free Comics

    Ekwoman
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you're into comics you know that, like many hobbies, it can get very expensive, very quickly. What if you could download 15,000+ comics for free? Well you can. They're just not exactly current and you probably haven't heard of many of them. The Digital Comic Museum offers a large collection of fully-scanned publications from the "Golden Age of Comics" available for free download. The issues on offer all date from before 1959 and notably absent are the big names—the ones even I've heard of like Marvel and DC. The big names have ongoing copyright…
  • Crowdfunding Focus: Playing Cards Designers Will Love

    Ekwoman
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Crowdfunding—raising money for a project or cause from diverse sources via the internet—seems to be the way to bring the next great invention or special interest product to fruition these days. Companies such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo are brimming with the newest ideas and gadgets, just waiting for you, the crowd, to financially back these tiny little seedlings of an idea. Every so often I'll share a few of these with you, highlighting either fully-funded projects, or ones that are nearing the finish line to become a reality. Be sure to tell me what…
  • MagicPicker Color Wheel Now Even More Magicker

    Ekwoman
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: Anastasiy's MagicPicker plug-in (currently $19) has been re-written from the ground up and re-released as an HTML5-based panel for both Photoshop and Illustrator. Version 4.0 of this plug-in—and its lightweight counterpart, ColorPicker—now fully supports CC 2014 and works with Photoshop and Illustrator going back as far as CS3. The newest version, besides shedding its Flash underpinnings, boasts a new color temperature wheel, allowing for separation of warm and cold color palettes. And seeing the colors as you mix is so much clearer with the…
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • 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
    REMINDER: this show is TODAY Wed, Dec 10, at NOON San Francisco time (3pm NYC, 20:00 London) and is broadcast LIVE at http://www.chasejarvis.com/live. Tune in, join the global internet audience + live Q&A w/ Justin Simien. PLUS – I’m giving away a camera today too! Details below – see you soon. __ Years ago as an up & coming photographer, I got so damn sick of hearing NO, sick of hearing what I had to BE and what my work had to LOOK LIKE in order to “make it”. Now years later and after some modest success, I…actually, wait, who am I…
  • Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk

    Chase
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    There is no force as powerful as pursuit. It’s a gritty daily grind — but it’s the only way to find out what you’re capable of. Twenty years ago, I ditched medical school and bailed on a PhD in Philosophy to pursue my own calling to become a photographer. Amidst a bunch of head-scratching and doubt from my family and peers, I abandoned a known outcome to dedicate my life to making art. This quest woke me from a sleep state, and has since catapulted me into opportunities I never imagined existed.I test myself by doing, making and being, NOT by checking off boxes or collecting diplomas.
  • Let’s Hang Out! WIN a Meeting with Me + $500 in Camera Gear + all of CreativeLive Photo Week for Free

    Chase
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    UPDATE: The contest has closed and we have a winner! Steve Groves has been randomly selected – and he scores the 1:1 with yours truly, $500 from Adorama and the entire PhotoWeek 2014 from CreativeLive. Stevo: send an email to production@chasejarvis.com to claim your prize and get that consult scheduled. Everyone else: thank you so much for entering! __ I can point to a handful of in-person meetings that changed the trajectory of my career in photography. It’s with that in mind that I’ll ask if you remember the time one photographer scored a private consultation with yours…
  • Looking for Just 100 Beta Testers — like YOU — for Mylio [New Photo Software]

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

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

  • Odpoledne v Českém Švýcarsku / Evening in the Czech Switzerland

    2 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Východy a západy slunce, nejlépe s mlžnou pokrývkou stoupající z chladných roklí, patří k nejúžasnějším okamžikům v Českém Švýcarsku. Sunrises and sunsets, preferably with a fog rising from the cold gulches, are one of the most amazing moments in the Czech Switzerland.
  • Rudé motivy / Red themes

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

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

    7 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Plující barevné listí se mi proplétá pod nohama, poskočí na peřejích a pak mizí z očí. Colored leaves are sailing between my legs, than jumping little on the rapids and disappearing from sight suddenly.
  • Soumrak nad Kamenicí / Sunset above Kamenice river

    28 Oct 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Poseděl bych, ale musím cvakat než se setmí.Už chvíli mrholí. I would sit, but I must to take a lot of pictures before dark.Gentle drizzling.
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • B&W Challenge….

    Joe McNally
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    Circa, The Church Lady, SNL, NYC. Tri-x. More tk…. The post B&W Challenge…. appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
  • The Gift of Organization

    Joe McNally
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    I’m not much of a computer person. I can use one, and get myself around, but the nuances, controls and finessing of these machines, which is second nature to some, elude me. Organization and knowledge of where things are is important though, as I generate a lot of pictures. So when the folks at Mylio asked me to beta test this new program (the name Mylio stands for “my life is organized”) I jumped at the chance. I was most recently set adrift by Aperture, and for me, PhotoShop and Lightroom are the deep end of the pool. This seemed, dare I say it, simple. In the sense that…
  • B&W Challenge…

    Joe McNally
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
      Have always loved to shoot black and white. Started in the business in newspapers and wires, back in the 70’s, when color was considered an exotic beast. There is this challenge associated with B&W imagery flying around on the internet, and I’ve been nominated for it numerous times. Just haven’t taken it up, given the hectic nature of flying, shooting, running the studio, flying, teaching, assignments, flying…. Lots of miles this year. My Delta account for the year is at 420,000. (I get bonus miles cuz I travel so much and luck into upgrades, but it’s…
  • A Good Picture Editor!

    Joe McNally
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    Today’s blog is over at Jimmy Colton’s estimable Z PhotoJournal. It is high praise to refer to someone as a good picture editor. That means that he or she is possessed of certain qualities.  Among them, and not in any particular order,  would be a deep sympathy for the uncertain craft of being a photographer; an understanding of the near keening need photographers have to engage in their trade, and to tell stories that move people and create understanding; the necessary patience, acumen and diplomacy to be the benevolent bridge between the raging beast of the…
  • The Nebraska Project

    Drew Gurian
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:57 am
    One of the best ways to start a career in photography has traditionally been to get a job as a newspaper/wire service shooter. If one survives the very irreverent dip and dunk process of the daily news game, you arrive at a place photographically where you feel confident shooting just about anything. Because, at a newspaper, that’s what you do. Bill Frakes and Laura Heald just launched an intensely personal, heartfelt project about Bill’s home state, called, simply The Nebraska Project. The directness of the title reflects the place the pictures address—the sparse, beautiful, no frills…
 
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    Canon Blogger

  • Think Negative – not Positive

    Jason
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Sounds odd doesn’t it?  Yet believe it or not, the use of something called negative space can be very powerful in photography.  But what is negative space?  The term is kind of hard to describe in words, but the best…Read more →
  • Creating a Black Background Through Flash

    Jason
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    That’s right – you will be learning today how to create a black background by using your flash.  It kind of sounds counter-intuitive, but it really works!  Trust me!  So, here’s what happens…you take a picture of some knick-knack or…Read more →
  • Tis The Season

    Jason
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:26 am
    With everyone offering Black Friday, Cyber Monday and super savings on a variety of products, it seems only fitting that the 49 Photo TIps Bundle also jump into the fray for the holidays, so, without further ado – for a…Read more →
  • Three Photo Tips

    Jason
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:30 pm
    If you really want to take great pictures, it’s like anything else. You need to practice, practice, and then practice some more. Someone somewhere said it takes 10,000 hours to become really proficient at anything. Whether that’s 10,000 hours of…Read more →
  • Photography and Morality

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

  • Daredevil takes a selfie against The Blue Fire Of Kawah Ijen Volcano

    Udi Tirosh
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Malaysia based photographer and daredevil Keow Wee Loong is known for taking selfies in dangerous locations (just check his profile a few words back), but this one must have been the biggest adventure of them all. Keow Wee Loong snuck his way into the pit of Kawah Gunung Ijen an active volcano in Indonesia to take a most daring selfie [...] The post Daredevil takes a selfie against The Blue Fire Of Kawah Ijen Volcano appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • BPG Image File Format Looks Notably Better, But Can It Replace JPEG?

    Tiffany Mueller
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:40 am
    For so long we have accepted and integrated JPEGs into our digital lives, it’s almost hard to fathom that there could be a better alternative. A new, mysterious file format that not only creates smaller files, but one that makes better looking photos, too. Howerever, Fabrice Bellard has come up with a new format, the [...] The post BPG Image File Format Looks Notably Better, But Can It Replace JPEG? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites

    Tiffany Mueller
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:11 am
    Nikon has issued a press release that warns potential buyers of Nikon D800E’s to use caution when purchasing said cameras from online auction sites and classifieds. The major camera manufacturer says they have received a number of Nikon D800E’s in for repair only to find out they were actually D800′s disguised in a D800E case. [...] The post Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Seung-Hwan Oh Develops Film With Fungi, Results Are Delicious

    Udi Tirosh
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    Developing film is an art form that is slowly fading away. As time goes by, less labs are available for developing film, and as DIGITAL is slowly taking over the last bit image capturing, film rolls are becoming more rare. And while producing art from film and paper was not always as accurate as working [...] The post Seung-Hwan Oh Develops Film With Fungi, Results Are Delicious appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Photostealers, Please Take My Images Or Why It Sucks To Fight Copyright Infringements From Overseas

    Stefan Kohler
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    This is a sad story about image thievery (again), and why I think it is so common on the internet. It is coming from a personal perspective, but I think there is much to be learned from it about how easy stealing images is nowadays and how (despite the law is on our side) it is [...] The post Photostealers, Please Take My Images Or Why It Sucks To Fight Copyright Infringements From Overseas appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge - Featured Articles, Reviews & Posts

  • Important Information Concerning the CCD Sensors of the Leica M9 / M9-P / M Monochrom / M-E

    Lightmancer
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    This just in In some cases, particularly when using the camera models Leica M9, M9-P, M Monochrom or M-E with smaller apertures (5.6-22), effects caused by corrosion of the sensor glass may be encountered. Leica offers a free replacement service for the CCD sensors of cameras affected by this problem as a goodwill arrangement. This goodwill arrangement applies regardless of the age of the camera and also covers sensors that have already been replaced in the past. Customers who have already been charged for the replacement of a sensor affected by this problem will receive a refund. We have now…
  • Featured: "a thousand shapes are at your side": All Hallows Eve in Ashland

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

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

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

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

  • PhotoshopUser TV: 3D X-mas Ball and Patterned X-mas Ornament – Episode 402

    Nick Abramovitz
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:20 am
    Corey has a tip on creating a 3d Christmas ball design. Pete uses the presets package that we sell on Kelbyone to create a cool pattern to make a Christmas ornament with a 3d look-a-like effect. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 402 is now playing! Download Episode 402 (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: Gingerbread Man and Christmas Wrapping Paper – Episode 401

    Nick Abramovitz
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Pete shows the viewers how to make a gingerbread man from scratch, using various 3D effects and textures. Pete demonstrates how to create your very own Christmas wrapping paper using a vector graphic. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Fotolia.com This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 401 is now playing! Download Episode 401 (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: Wacom Tablets and Snow Animation Effect – Episode 400

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

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

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

  • Panning for Motion

    jeff
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:13 pm
    When you think of photographing a fast moving subject the first thing you probably think about is a fast shutter speed. The faster the subject, the faster shutter speed you need. But have you ever gone the other way with it? Remember that when you are photographing an event, you are also telling a story and one great method for telling the story of a fast moving subject is through the use of panning. The pan shot has been around for decades and is ideal for subjects that move directly across your path. It’s not a guaranteed winner every time but with some practice, you can get a shot…
  • DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk

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

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

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

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

  • InVisage Sets a Record for Capital Raised by Any Imaging Company

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:13 pm
    InVisage announces that it has set a new record for capital raised by any imaging company. The company adds China Oceanwide USA Holdings, the US subsidiary of China-based China Oceanwide Holdings Group to its roster of investors. With Oceanwide’s investment, InVisage’s total funding for its latest round has grown to $32.5M. The previous investment round announced in April 2014 has already brought the company's total investment "to more than $100 million." Then, in Oct. 2014, Invisage got a venture loan.“We’re delighted to continue to attract market-driving investors,” says Jess Lee,…
  • SMIC Opens 8-inch Image Sensor Fab in Shenzhen

    Vladimir Koifman
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    PRNewswire: SMIC has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm wafer fab. This fab is the first 8-inch production line to be put into operation in Southern China, and is also the first domestic IC production line to be launched after the 'National Outline of Promoting the Development of IC Industry' was issued this year. According to the plan, by end of this year, the fab will reach an installed capacity of 10,000 wafers per month; by end of 2015 it will reach 20,000 wafers per month, and will continue to expand its capacity further. The wafer production will mainly be devoted to image sensors,…
  • Huawei Presents "Symmetrical Dual Camera Technology"

    Vladimir Koifman
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    GizmoChina: Huawei presents the new Honor 6 Plus mobile phone with dual rear camera. The two 8MP cameras can shot 13MP pictures when combined, or, in low light, provide a sensitivity equivalent to pixel size of 1.98um. The dual camera also supports HDR mode and fast 0.1s AF based on stereo triangulation and features a new DSLR-like ISP integrated onto its HiSilicon Kirin 925 application processor.A Youtube video with English subtitles explains the dual camera features:
  • Image Sensors at ISSCC 2015

    Vladimir Koifman
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    ISSCC 2015 program has 11 image sensor-related papers in 3 sessions, and one image sensing tutorial. T10 tutorial "CMOS Sensors for 3D Imaging" by David Stoppa covers all 3D techniques with an emphasis on ToF imagers.Session 6 "Image Sensors and Displays" contains 5 image sensor papers:A 1/1.7-inch 20Mpixel Back-Illuminated Stacked CMOS Image Sensor for New Imaging ApplicationsA. Suzuki, N. Shimamura, T. Kainuma, N. Kawazu, C. Okada, T. Oka, K. Koiso, A. Masagaki, Y. Yagasaki, S. Gonoi, T. Ichikawa, M. Mizuno, T. Sugioka, T. Morikawa, Y. Inada, and H. WakabayashiSony, Atsugi, JapanSony…
  • Pixart Applies for Water Flow Gesture Control Patent

    Vladimir Koifman
    13 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    Pixart patent application US20140358302 "Apparatus having gesture sensor" by Chung-yuo Wu, Yi-hsien Ko, and Nientse Chen proposes gesture control that can finely change the water flow, rather than a simple on/off IR switch used now:
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • Follow-up to Yesterday’s Lightroom Mobile Post From Lightroom Guru Rob Sylvan

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    [Hi Gang: Yesterday when I did my Lightroom Mobile post, Rob was kind enough to drop in with answers to some questions folks had about how Lightroom Mobile handles the transfer of files, in particular Raw files, and his answers were so helpful that I invited him to dig in a little deeper today with a follow-up post of his own. Many thanks to Rob for taking the time, and for being such an awesome part of the overall Lightroom community. -Scott] Greetings! Scott was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to do a follow up to his post from yesterday where he demonstrated his [link=  for…
  • My Workflow For Using Lightroom Mobile In The Studio

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Morning everybody (and sorry for the late post. I had some technical issues this morning). Anyway, here’s a short video from a live shoot on how I use Lightroom Mobile in my workflow, and in particular (during this live shoot), I show how to set up Lightroom Mobile to not only get the images from your live shoot direct to an iPad (so a client, art director or assistant in the studio can see your best shots as they come in), but I also show how to set it up to where anyone anywhere can follow your shoot live as it happens. It’s really a pretty cool little set-up. Right after I…
  • Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom (mostly new lens profiles)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:04 am
    Adobe has released Lightroom Version 5.7.1 which includes mostly new lens profiles, and support for the new Sony A7 Mark II, plus a minor bug fix. You can download the update here: Mac: (download link) PC: (download link) Best, -Scott The post Adobe Releases Update to Lightroom (mostly new lens profiles) appeared first on Lightroom Killer Tips.
  • Creating Back-screened Images in Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    Back-screening is a popular method of taking a full color image and lightening it so dramatically that you can easily put text over it and have it be clearly readable, or add another smaller inset photo on top of it and have it stand out, etc.. You’ll see this used a lot for the title slide of a slideshow or maybe in a wedding book, or just for an effect. You start in the Develop module but finish in the Print Module where you can save your image as a JPEG and then reimport it and use it anywhere (from a photo book to a print to a slideshow — all in Lightroom). Here’s how: STEP…
  • Awesome Lightroom Tip For Sports Photographers (who use Macs)

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    My workflow for sports photography uses the same two programs that I see most of the other guys working pro games use: Photo Mechanic and Lightroom (or Photoshop). I could do an entire post on why Photo Mechanic is so awesome, but for today’s tip, I just want to focus on one of it’s features and how to use a workaround to get something similar into your Lightroom-Only workflow (for Mac users only — more on why in a moment). First, the Photo Mechanic Feature When you’re covering a pro-game, getting your images up to the wire quickly is absolutely imperative, and so many…
 
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 5 : Bits and Bobs

    Damon
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    You know when someone is into a particular hobby, profession, or basic interest, you struggle to find a gift for them figuring that they already have it, or are about to buy it for themselves? Here’s a few items to fill out your list for the photog on your list. It may just show that […]
  • Your History In Your Future : A personal assignment for the holidays

    Damon
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Ok, the Black Friday Sales are done, The Cyber Monday sales are in the rear view mirror, and fingers crossed, any remnant of turkey is a memory. You could have some new gear and may be wondering: what would be the best way to test it all out? With holidays here, your chances of hanging […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 4 : It’s All In Your Hands – Phone Photography

    Damon
    30 Nov 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hope you had some Black Friday luck in shopping, and are ready for Cyber Monday!Some sweet deal out there, but the current models of things are a bit elusive in those sales. Oh well. Now for the current Gift Guide: We’ve moved past the question about point and shoot cameras V smartphones. Game over. So […]
  • Black Friday Photo Gear Links 2014

    Damon
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Before we continue on our gift guide, there are some items you are already looking into, and there ares some deals you may want to take advantage of tomorrow. Of course there will be Cyber Monday! Some of the places with special Black Friday links all listed: THIS JUST IN!! SAVE $2300 at BH on […]
  • Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

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

  • Tips untuk fotografi wide angle

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:18 am
    Jika kita mendengar tentang fotografi wide angle bisa jadi menganggapnya sebagai salah satu tipe fotografi termudah. Namun berbeda pendapat dengan sebagian fotografer yang justru menganggap sebagai tipe fotografi tersulit untuk mendapatkan gambar excellent. Pernahkah anda membidik sebanyak 30 orang dalam satu frame? Mungkin anda akan berusaha menumpuk mereka, memintanya untuk duduk atau meninggikan bagian belakang sehingga wajah dari setiap individu bisa nampak dengan jelas. Namun hal ini akan cukup menyulitkan jika anda tidak memiliki lensa sudut lebar dan bila bergerak mundur ke belakang…
  • Cara Menggunakan reflektor fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:22 am
    Perbedaan mereka yang pemula dengan yang benar benar ahli ditentukan dari konsistensi mendapatkan gambar berkualitas, entah itu dengan bantuan alat, teknik ataupun visi seorang artis. Seringkali kita menemui situasi minim cahaya atau mungkin sebaliknya cahaya berlebih sehingga tidak sesuai dengan apa yang kita inginkan. Cara terbaik untuk mengkompensasi kekurangan cahaya adalah dengan menggunakan reflektor sebagai alat bantu. Selain reflektor kita juga bisa menggunakan diffuser untuk mendapatkan cahaya yang lembut dan merata. Reflector dan diffuser merupakan alat yang relatif terjangkau,…
  • Cara menggunakan shutter speed dalam fotografi

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Belajar menggunakan shutter speed dengan efektif akan membuat gambar lebih hidup dan mampu mengabadikan pergerakan subjek tanpa blur. Shutter speed merupakan durasi waktu shutter kamera tetap terbuka untuk mengijinkan cahaya memasuki kamera dan ditangkap oleh sensor. Shutter sendiri merupakan komponen kamera yang terbuka saat tombol shutter release ditekan dan akan menutup otomatis sesuai setting durasi. Namun jika kita mensetting dalam bulb mode maka shutter akan tetap terbuka selama shutter release tidak ditekan untuk yang kedua kalinya. Shutter speed ditampilkan melalui LCD kamera dalam…
  • Mendapatkan foto portrait menawan

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:48 pm
    Salah satu cara untuk menangkap ekspresi terbaik seseorang adalah melalui fotografi. Dan bisa dibilang media foto mampu menangkap gambar lebih realistis dibandingkan media lain. Faktor Kepribadian Banyak sekali tutorial yang enyarankan kita untuk memilih lensa dan kamera yang akan kita gunakan. Memang hal tersebut bisa dibilang sangat penting namun bukan faktor utama untuk mendapatkan gambar portrait yang berkualitas. Faktanya adalah fotograferlah yang mampu mendapatkan gambar berkualitas dan peralatan hanya bersifat mendukung. Latihan pertama untuk mendapatkan portrait yang indah adalah…
  • 10 Cara untuk meningkatkan kualitas Gambar untuk pemula

    qdid123@yahoo.com
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Jika anda seorang pemula dalam dunia fotografi mungkin akan mengalami beberapa kesalahan mendasar saat mencoba menghasilkan gambar yang berkualitas. Hal ini tentunya bisa diakibatkan oleh banyak faktor, namun yang paling dominan adalah kurangnya pengetahuan tentang ilmu fotografi. Pada dasarnya dengan kamera DSLR apapun kita bisa menghasilkan gambar yang berkualitas jika mengetahui beberapa cara berikut: - Jangan terpaku pada megapixel Megapixel merupakan angka seberapa besar gambar anda bisa dicetak dikertas. Megapixel tidak akan mempengaruhi kualitas gambar yang dihasilkan, namun kualitas…
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • Composition and Lighting Tip from Digital Photo Academy Instructor Don Peters

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:11 am
    Last month, we started highlighting images, tips and insights from instructors at Digital Photo Academy (DPA). This month, we’re highlighting an image from Photographer Don Peters, one of the 100+ instructors at DPA. Don is based in Chicago as well as Orlando (generally during the winter months). This photo definitely reminds me of the colors I often see when visiting the amazing theme parks located in and around Orlando. photo © Donald Peters, All Rights Reserved (click for a larger version) “My mantra, in my Composition in the Field Classes for DPA, is to look for color, shape,…
  • A Winter Image and Inspirational Thoughts by Photographer and Digital Photo Academy Instructor Frank Siteman

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

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

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

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

  • Mong and Mel’s Montecito Wedding

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hustle and Bustle – Chicago Style

    Jeff
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    With the nice weather we’ve been having lately considering it’s December in Chicago, I’ve been wandering around the downtown area looking for interesting pictures. I think I may have found one here. The previous week we were at the same spot and while I liked the pictures, they didn’t look right to me. I couldn’t […]The post Hustle and Bustle – Chicago Style appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Lake & Wells

    Jeff
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    Cross one off the bucket list. I have had this picture of the intersection of Lake & Wells on my list for over 20 years. I have taken many pictures of it but was never happy with the results until a couple of weeks ago. I chose to go with b&w here to show more […]The post Lake & Wells appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Monroe Street Stop

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

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

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

  • News Of Interest To Real Estate Photographers Flying or Thinking About Flying Drones

    larry
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 pm
    ALPA (Airline Pilots Association) is lobbying congress for transponders on UAS and certified pilots: Captain Chet, a PFRE photographer and qualified ATP (Airline Transport Rating) pilot sent me this link to a recent ALPA press release. Chet commented that: While I applaud the union for taking a stance, this is a bit absurd. Capt Moak is […]
  • Is The White Balance Variation Between Different Flash Brands Significant?

    larry
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Vic asks the question: My question is regarding flashes.  I have four flashes, but three different models.  I have a Canon 430EX II, and old Canon 540EZ and two new YN-560 III’s.  I have triggers for everything and they all work well with my camera.  But, I wonder if you have any experience with white […]
  • PFRE Blog Links To Real Estate Photography Job Opportunities

    larry
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:45 pm
    You will notice that down on the right sidebar there is now a section titled “PFRE Job Opportunities” with a link under it that says “Aspen, CO.” I know, I just said a few weeks ago I wasn’t going to post job opportunities but Michael Brands of Aspen, Colorado showed me a simple way that I […]
  • Should You Use Deferred Payment Strategies For Real Estate Photography

    larry
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Stephen in Spain asked the following question about deferring payment until closing: A client with whom I am about to begin working with, has told me that some photographers in my area agree to invoice the jobs only after the property is sold, and whether I would consider doing the same. My immediate reaction was […]
  • Are Your Clients Pressuring You To Shoot Real Estate On Weekends?

    larry
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Jeff in New Zealand asks: I really enjoy your blog, although many of the rules and things you deal with in the US is different to us in New Zealand it is nice to see the feedback and ideas that flow in the comments. With that in mind, I had this question that might suit […]
 
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    Flickr Blog

  • Twitter Tuesday: The Eyes Selection

    Solène
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:24 am
    We saw so many eyes: brown, blue, green… but above all, you captured fantastic emotions and expressions. You also proposed some intriguing portraits, not all of them human. Some of you showed the reflection on the retina and it was like a mirror of things that surrounded us. Here are our favorites from all of you, and you can go directly to our Twitter Feeds to see all submissions.
  • Twitter Tuesday: Eyes

    Solène
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    Look deep into those eyes, what do you see? Eyes are our natural lenses, capturing the world in a glance, showing us the beauty in the world, between every blink. Show us those pair of lenses surrounding you: they can belong to you, to animals, to an insect, or even to objects, if you look close enough. Share your best #Eyes shot from your Flickr account on Twitter to @flickr for #TwitterTuesday. We’ll showcase the best ones on FlickrBlog tomorrow. twitter.com/flickr —– CC-BY photo from Waferboard https://flic.kr/p/6A5mAD
  • Welcome the Finnish Broadcasting Company Archives to the Commons!

    Matthew Roth
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’re thrilled to welcome The Archives of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle to the Flickr Commons. They maintain the archive collections of Finland’s only public service broadcaster, which was founded in 1926. The collections consist of TV and radio programs, as well as photographs, music recordings and sound effects. The archive cares for, digitizes, and curates the collections, and promotes their reuse in various contexts. The initial batch of photos provided for the Commons consists of images depicting the history of radio broadcasting in Finland from the 1930s to the 1960s.
  • Flickr Friday: To Infinity And Beyond

    Tatiana Criscione
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    The theme for #FlickrFriday this week is #ToInfinityAndBeyond. We have so much to explore. The human kind has a lot yet to understand about the universe outside our stratosphere, and we still have all our oceans to get to know better. And we’re sure you have your own exploring to do: your neighborhood, your city, your country. Go #ToInfinityAndBeyond! Share your best photos on the theme in the #FlickrFriday group before the next Friday, and we will showcase our favorites in Flickrblog.
  • Flickr Friday: The Dogs and Cats Selections

    Tatiana Criscione
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:32 am
    The theme for #FlickrFriday last week was #DogsAndCats. We got a lot of submissions from you, and it was great seeing the friendship between your cute pets. We saw not only your dogs and cats, but also some themed door stoppers and hand shadows. Here are some of our favorites, and we invite you to see all submissions directly in our #FlickrFriday group pool.
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    Southern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by Jay » Southern Light Photography - Emotive, natural and vibrant wedding and family photography by Jay

  • Sydney Wedding Photography – Gardens on Forest – Jess and Joel

    Jay
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:36 pm
    From the intimate garden ceremony at Gardens on Forest, to the reception entrances where Joel’s brother piggybacked in on the Jess’s sister, to the out-of-control photo booth and the sparkler exit, Jess and Joel’s wedding was fun from start to finish. Hair/make-up – Anna Poshe Cake: Yummies Venue: Gardens on Forest Favours: Bomboniere Factory
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Curzon Hall – Revina and Shaminder

    Jay
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:18 pm
    There was never a dull moment at Revina and Shaminder’s big Sikh wedding. From when Shaminder entered the temple (Gurudwara) and had to barter with Revina’s sister to be allowed entry, to the bitter-sweet moments when Shaminder’s dad bound the couple together and when Revina left her home to join the groom’s family, to the dancefloor which was more like a rave than a reception – it was a wedding not to be missed. Hair and Make-up: Fareha Cinematography: Perfect Media
  • Sydney family portrait photography – Welsch

    Jay
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    My good friends Karl and Bec (who are also insanely talented photographers) joined me for an afternoon with their two beautiful kids. We explored the coastline around Cronulla and ended up at a little gem of a place with vast rock flats and unique rock formations which the kids loved playing on. I’ll definitely be back here again for another portrait session!
  • Sydney wedding photography – Doltone House, Mary Immaculate Church – Vicky and Paul

    Jay
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    From Vicky’s handmade gown to the pastel shades of flowers adorning their bridal table, Vicky and Paul’s wedding was one resplendent in style and joyful moments. Following their ceremony at Mary Immaculate Church in Waverley and some photos in the sun at Centennial Park, Vicky, Paul and their guests got down to business with a serious session of Greek dancing. Things then started to get out of hand as the boys started challenging each other to take shots off the dance floor without using their hands (of course) – apparently a tradition (and one I condone whole-heartedly). Hair by…
  • Indian Wedding Photography – Opera Point Marquee, Doltone House – Priyanka and Tejas

    Jay
    2 Jul 2014 | 5:29 pm
    This was a high energy week of dance performances and vibrantly coloured Hindu wedding rituals, set against a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, in celebration of Priyanka and Tejas. The girls’ mehndi by Zenat, hair and make-up by Fareha, cinematography by Moving Presentations, Mandap and decor by Decor-a-shaan.
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    Michael McNett Photography

  • Wedding Album | Cory and Sara – Woodstone Country Club

    Mike
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    So excited to get Cory and Sara’s Album complete from their Woodstone Country Club Wedding This is going to be one of our new out of the box albums with a black and white pallet the 2 images you first see in the slide show are from the inside lid and bottom of the box…. I will post some picts when they arrive here in the studio. if the album above is not there or its acting funky, you can also see it by going to https://albumexposure.com/mcnettimages/public/cory-and-sara
  • NEW PRODUCT: Out of the Box Wedding Albums

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

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

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

    Mike
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This is a Lehigh Valley Wedding photographed at the Club at Morgan Hill in Easton PA that we just completed the album design of, IMO is stunning. The bride got ready at Trendz of Saucon Valley and then got ready at Vintage Resturant at the Club at Morgan Hill where she also had here ceremony as well as the reception. Bradley Wilson and his team at Vintage really knocked my socks of with the food and execution of the day (could sing enough praises)…. Big Kudos to the DJ as well. Kevin Ramaley from Rockin’ Ramaley not only kept the dance floor packed but transformed an already…
 
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    camera 47 : create | repeat

  • Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists

    jonesoliver
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve tried to gather up just about every photo-centric holiday gift list that I’ve found but if there’s a list you think should be added here – just let us know in the comments.  So, without further delay and in no particular order – here’s The 2014 Big List … Continue reading Round Up: The 2014 Big List of Holiday Photography Gift Lists →
  • My Pre-Thanksgiving Post

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

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

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

    jonesoliver
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:59 am
    In-camera, histograms can help you get the best exposure possible  and see quickly if information is lost from over or under exposure.  In post, they can help you fine-tune the image. Here’s a simple example of what correct, over, and under exposure could look like on a histogram. Here it’s balanced. Here the image is … Continue reading Photo 101: Histograms →
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    Cameratown.com Digital Photography News

  • Fantasea Line Introduces Underwatear Housing for the Sony RX100 III Camera

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Fantasea Line proudly announces the release of a new and stylish waterproof housing for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III camera. The housing is now available and accepting orders! The FRX100 III is manufactured to the highest professional standards of function, style and durability. It provides access to all camera essential functions with ergonomically designed and labeled controls. The FRX100 III has been successfully depth tested to 80 meters (240 ft.) and is certified to a maximum depth of 60 meters (200 ft.), which is well beyond the 40 meter (130 ft.) dive limit of most compact housings.
  • Sony Introduces the A7 II, the World’s First Full-Frame Camera with 5-Axis Image Stabilization

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

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

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

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

  • Do Photos Have To Be In Focus To Be Good Or Interesting?

    Scott
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    What do you think? There are thousands of photographs from the history of photography that are not in focus.  So why do people get upset when a photograph is out of focus? It really depend on the photo. That’s my opinion at least. Photos don’t have to be perfectly in focus to be interesting. This photo from a NYC subway is soft because I did not want to look like a creepy dude making a photograph of the dude standing that close to me. So I did the fake “looking at my screen” quick framing and capture. The photo is super interesting and a fun “street…
  • Thoughts from Padawans – Kyle Van Etten

    Scott
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I decided to start a series of articles from my apprentices at The Arcanum. It’s a way for them to get their work out there, and at the same time share their thoughts from their experiences learning in The Arcanum. With that said, read on to learn from my apprentice. Kudos to you if you caught the Star Wars reference. – Scott – I have to say since joining The Arcanum and taking on the challenges as I level up, I find myself trying new things constantly, making bolder processing decisions, experimenting, looking things up, figuring out how someone did something, recreating,…
  • My Favorite Photography Podcasts

    Scott
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have had the honor of being a guest on many photography podcasts.  In fact, two of them are by far my favorite podcasts in the photography industry. Every so often photographers ask me what podcasts I recommend.  I never kept a list like that before, so I figured now is a good time to share my favorites. When choosing my favorites I decided to share a business, a technical and a general photography podcast. I hope you enjoy these three as much as I do. Sprouting Photographer is the newest of these three podcasts, but Bryan and Rob do an amazing job interviewing photographers, educating…
  • No Spilled Milk

    Scott
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    It is always a blast to photograph the Lawrence mills.  It is one of those locations that photographers could visit over and over and always see something new to photograph. On the way up to Maine for a big photo trip, we made a pitstop at the mills.  This time I noticed something I somehow missed the last time. On a table was a box of Pasteurized, Homogenized, Standardized Milk.  Directly next to it was a box of soup. Turns out that those two items have been on the table for years.  In fact, my friend Dave Wilson photographed it a couple years ago. One of the beautiful things about…
  • WE35 Research & Presenting Faces in 35

    Scott
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    My friends at The Photo Frontier have a new research project going on called WE35. The goal is to use only a 35mm lens (or equivalent) and to document various things that come up in scenarios. So I decided to take my first project and put it into full effect during Thanksgiving.  I knew I would have about 30 family members and friends that would be willing to let me make funny photos of them.  So that’s what I did. I put my 35mm lens on my Nikon D810, put on a Nikon SB800 flash and a ring light adapter. I have two of them: Ray flash (It broke shortly after buying it, but still works)…
 
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    Texas Landscape Photography

  • The Big Valley – Big Bend’s Pine Canyon, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:53 pm
    The Big Valley – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 35mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 400 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’48” W, 5340.6 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • Steep Ridge – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:44 pm
    There’s something very powerful, almost spiritual, about standing at the base of the tallest peak in Texas. I took this shot from the base of Guadalupe Peak at the entrance to Bone Canyon. Standing at 5200 ft, you’d never guess the peak was more than 3000 feet higher. Man, what a view! Steep Ridge – Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted.
  • Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Pine Canyon Trail – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2014 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 28mm, f/13 for 1/160th of a second at ISO 200 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 29°16’3″ N 103°14’33” W, 5237 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • A Texas Pyramid – Davis Mountains, Texas

    Jeff Lynch
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Texas Pyramid – Davis Mountains Preserve, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens tripod mounted. The exposure was taken at 32mm, f/14 for 1/15th of a second at ISO 100 using Singh-Ray’s warming polarizer filter. Post capture processing was done in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5. GPS Coordinates: 30°33’25” N 104°16’40” W, 5123 ft Follow @jefflynchphotoFiled under:…
  • Punta de la Sierra

    Jeff Lynch
    27 Jan 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Punta de la Sierra, (also known as the Pinnacle Mountains), is five miles northeast of the Johnson Ranch in Big Bend National Park in southern Brewster County. This southernmost portion of the Chisos Mountains rises to an elevation of 4,885 feet above sea level but lies just three miles north of the Rio Grande river. Punta de la Sierra – Big Bend National Park, Texas Copyright © 2013 Jeff Lynch Photography Click on the image above for a larger version. Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III with GP-E2 unit attached, set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM…
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    Views, Reviews & Interviews For Photographers On Tiffinbox

  • David Jackson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 11

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Did you know David Jackson was a police officer before he turned to photography? Did you also know that he has penned two of the most popular blog posts in Tiffinbox history>? Seriously, go read this and read this. Mind blown, right? Dave, as he is known to friends, is a great photographer, teacher of lighting and author. But I have seen up close (visiting him twice in Appleton, Wisconsin), that he is also an incredible father and husband. He is what I would like to grow up to be someday. When you meet him, you’ll be easily charmed by his humor and his very humble attitude to what he…
  • Arielle Doneson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 10

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Arielle Doneson is a wedding photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She prefers to shoot film over digital. That alone should pique your interest in our chat below. Arielle is also going to be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats. It’s in Portland, Maine. I hope you will join us. Spots are limited and they are on track to sell out. I strongly suggest you register for this truly unique conference today. Please take a moment to view and enjoy Arielle’s lovely wedding photography below: Amazing right? Click the graphic below and you’ll be quickly transported to the…
  • Jason Grubb, On Instagram Marketing For Photographers

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Jason Grubb, a wedding photographer in Denver, Colorado has strategically increased his Instagram followers and converted some of them into paying clients. Having a significantly smaller following on that social medial site, I was intrigued to learn more from him. While our chat was short, I trust you will find a ton more useful and actionable information from Jason during his ShootDotEdit webinar on December 3. Find out more here. Oh, and do follow him on Instagram too! Lastly, do take a moment to check out Jason and Gina’s wedding photography below. I also invite you to visit their…
  • Susan Stripling Mautner’s The Dynamic Range For Photogs

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

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

  • ‘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…
  • This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business

    Syl Arena
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:41 am
    Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright for selfie made by a monkey with a stolen camera. [True story–after the pic went viral on the web, the photographer asked Wikipedia to take it down and they refused. Check out the story and see the photo here.]  We also discuss how a newspaper made an appalling mistake by using a photograph from Facebook and cheer on comedian Adam Carolla’s fight…
  • Video Tutorial: Modifying Speedlites with Syl Arena on B&H Prospectives

    Syl Arena
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    In this 13 minute video, I talk about three different reasons to modify Speedlites: Increase the apparent size to create soft light Limit the direction of the light to guide the viewer’s eye Change the color of the flash to blend it in with another light source or to make it stand out for creative effect I also put my favorite Speedlite modifiers into action in a series of headshots of my favorite mensch and fellow Peachpit author Gabriel Biderman— author of Night Photography: From Snapshots To Great Shots. To see a kit with the small mods and gels that I used click here. Also,…
  • Lighting A Western With Canon Speedlites, A Chimera Softbox, And The LumoPro Double Flash Bracket

    Syl Arena
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Fig. 1—Thomas and Jesse James in the saloon at Eaves Movie Ranch south of Santa Fe. Click through for a high-res version. 1/80″, f/8, ISO 800. Canon 5D Mark III, 24–105mm F/4L IS. While teaching my ‘Crafting Dramatic Light’ workshop in Santa Fe last week, I had the good fortune to return to Eaves Movie Ranch with my class. Built in the 1960s for the filming of ‘The Cheyenne Social Club‘ (starring Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones), Eaves continues to operate as a town-sized set for western movies and TV shows. Earlier this summer, ‘Jane…
  • Crafting Dramatic Golden Hour Light With Off-Camera Flash

    Syl Arena
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:30 am
    Fig. 1 – This dramatic light for this shot was made by firing a gelled Speedlite through a louvered window blind. Fig. 2 – Our set was a interior space with wood paneling and large windows. The sky outside was heavily overcast. There are two keys to creating golden hour light with a Speedlite or strobe—gel your flash to create golden light and position it to create long, angled shadows. Both are easy to do with off-camera flash. The first step—creating golden light—actually begins by underexposing the ambient light in the scene. As you can see below in the middle panel…
 
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    Have Camera Will Travel

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How To Prepare For An African Safari Trip (Part II)

    Jack Dausman
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Photo by Jack DausmanLast week, Jack talked about how to prepare for an African safari trip. This week, in part two of his post, he talks about how to capture the moment once you’re there. Early Morning Landscape photographers enjoy the early light of pre-dawn. Be sure to explain this interest to your guide, well in advance, as it will take some extra planning. Game reserves have a lock-down policy against any night time excursions because there are still incidents of poaching. To leave before dawn will require some coordination. Show Your Images to the Guide Let your guide see what…
  • How To Prepare For An African Safari Trip (Part I)

    Jack Dausman
    2 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    Photo by Jack DausmanThe lioness bared her fangs and we took the moment. Click. We had tracked three lions for about an hour in the Kenyan Samburu Game Reserve, waiting until the senior lioness had relaxed near the road. It had required another 20 minutes of patience before she had looked in our direction and grimaced. Safari photography is a unique blend of sports and landscape vision. Animals don’t pose. And, the lighting can’t be set. You have to be prepared for the moment. Sadly, I’ve seen many instances where people have traveled thousands of miles to show up at a game…
  • New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography

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

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

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

  • Highway 101 After the Storm

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    The storm parted about halfway through my trip south to Santa Barbara. I was traveling on Highway 101 near Santa Maria when the light and landscape came together presenting me this irresistible image - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/highway-101-after-the-storm.html
  • Apple Adds 7 Cameras with RAW Compatibility 6.02 Update

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Photographers using Mac OS X Yosemite and Aperture, iPhoto, or Preview have seven new RAW formats available in the latest 6.02 update - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/apple-adds-7-cameras-to-latest-raw-update.html
  • "Canon Takes Aim, Holiday Photo Tips, SizzlPix Winners" - Photo Podcast 458

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Canon Takes Aim at Mirrorless (again!), Holiday Photo Tips, New Polaroid Socialmatic Camera, SizzlPix Winners, BPG?- All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/tds-podcast-458.html
  • Can the Panasonic Lumix Smart Camera CM1 Replace Your Compact?

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    We dream of having everything we want in one package. But the fact of the matter is, it's tough to be a world class smartphone and camera in one tiny device. Does the Panasonic CM1 get us there? http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/replace-your-compact-with-panasonic-cm1.html
  • The Nimble Photographer Store Final Holiday Sale

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:26 pm
    For the next week only, the Urban Explorer Kit is on sale for $24.95 (reduced from $34.95.) - http://thedigitalstory.com/2014/12/urban-explorer-kit-on-sale.html
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    Faby and Carlo

  • Make up ideas for mature women. Part 2

    Fabiana Nicora
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    With time our skin looses its plumpness and elasticity, in fact, it starts sagging and getting lined. When the light hits our faces, it does not find a smooth, tight surface where to land, but an uneven surface, and this creates shadows that give the general appearance of age and tiredness. As said in my previous post, there are plenty of make up ideas that will help us improve our look dramatically. To make the most of what nature has given us, and minimise the signs of time, we need to know how to play with the light to fill those shadows that makes our skin appear tired and aged. And…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 1

    Fabiana Nicora
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Nowadays there are plenty of tutorials on Youtube, not only explaining, but actually showing how to apply makeup. And there are also Pinterest boards where you can find every tip you can imagine on techniques and products that are incredibly useful. However, when it comes to makeup ideas for mature skins, I find there is a bg gap in the knowledge available online. Mature women (40+) are into makeup and beauty as much, and maybe even more, than young girls, and are actually the ones more attentive to spending money on makeup, because they know that to take care of themselves they need to buy…
  • Want to gain confidence? Get naked!

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

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

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

  • The Many Benefits Of A Free Offer

    Scott
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are many benefits of a free offer. By “free offer” I mean something that you, the website owner and photographer, provides to website visitors for free to download. The average photographer does not know what to offer visitors or why, so let’s discuss that for a little. At my website I have two download offers currently. One is a pre-shoot checklist to help photographers and customers plan for a photo session. The other is a long exposure checklist which is useful for anyone looking to try long exposure photography. Both of which need a website visitor to enter their…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 12

    Editor
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Today was my last full day of vacation , it was awesome I can’t wait till I take an actual full week off hehehe Anyhooo there was coffee, good food and great ideas, fantastic day. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal New canvas trio hung via weedobooty Filter used: Normal Haninge-Skå 7:e december via dck_photography Filter used: Normal Looking through my crystal ball via nickpappagallo Filter used: Normal The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 12 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 11

    Editor
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Downhill course Medvědín via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It’s Gotta be safe it says ‘free hugs’ via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Fragile beauty via lubosbruha Filter used: Normal Enchanted in a tower via gevonservo Filter used: Normal The wait …. it’s the Trap The post Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 11 appeared first on Photocrati.
  • How JPEGmini Can Supercharge Your Photography Website

    Scott
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    JPEGmini is a photo optimization technology that reduces the file size of JPEG photos by up to 5X, while preserving the resolution and quality of the original photos. With JPEGmini you can upload your photos faster to your website. This will also help with the loading speed of your website, and with your search engine optimization.  It can even reduce your storage and bandwidth costs. Bascially, JPEGmini really does put your photo on a diet, and in turn can supercharge your photography website. JPEGmini comes in three versions: JPEGmini Lite – Limited to 20 images a day and up to 5x…
  • Photocrati Theme On Sale for 2014 Black Friday

    Scott
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We’re happy to share that today through Monday that the Photocrati Theme is on sale at 50% off. In the United States we are celebrating Thanksgiving, so this is our small way of saying thank you Purchase your subscription to the Photocrati Theme and be grandfathered in at the discounted price. We also have a Black Friday deal going on for our gallery plugins, NextGEN Plus and NextGEN Pro at 40% off. The post Photocrati Theme On Sale for 2014 Black Friday appeared first on Photocrati.
 
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    MCP Actions

  • How to Photograph Christmas Lights

    MCP Actions
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    So you want to photograph Christmas lights and don’t know where to begin? Hopefully your busy season has wrapped up and you are ready to play.  I love the lull of winter for a few different reasons.  Since I’m in Michigan winter means cold and snow and long dark nights.  One great thing about winter is having more time to photograph for myself and my family.  A favorite over the past few winters has been capturing the holiday lights to bring back memories for years to come.  One thing most blog posts on the topic will say is use a tripod (or maybe a bean bag on a car ledge).
  • How to Edit Super Sweet Silhouette Photos

    Jodi Friedman
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    We’re honored to have so many talented photographers who use MCP products.  For a showcase of customers who use our editing tools, visit MCP Show and Tell and join us on the MCP Facebook Group. Below, Pia Rautio, shares how she edited this precious parasol silhouette image three different ways. Comment below and tell us which edited look is your favorite.     Edit 1 – (top right) Light Rose Edit: Enlighten presets (Rich + Urban Bliss + Color Tweaks) & Inspire actions (Base + Bittersweet + Rose Petals + Sweet Dreams + Prom Queen) Edit 2 – (bottom left) Dark…
  • Spread the Cheer with Holiday Gifts for Clients

    MCP Actions
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The holidays are the perfect time to make your clients feel extra special and keep them talking about you all year round. There are many reasons that you should give your clients something special, but for me it is about doing something amazing for them as a ‘Thank You.” If you can take the time to spoil your friends with handwritten notes and Starbucks gift cards, you can take the time to come up with something unique and creative for your clients. Holiday Gifts: Things your customers will love to receive from you. There are many creative gifts for every budget. 1. Ornaments: When…
  • How to Stay Safe and Legal with Photography and Railroads

    MCP Actions
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Train tracks are fun to photograph.  With leading lines and cool textures, many photographers flock to the railroads for senior photos, family portraits, and even artsy images.  There’s many dangers to photographing on the rail lines — and in many cases, you could end up breaking the law.  Here’s what you need to know. I live in West Virginia. We have gorgeous scenery and fall colors people travel miles to see. We offer history, white water rafting, superb biking and hiking…plenty of reasons for people to travel through our state. We are home to coal. We are about…
  • Stack Photoshop Actions for Creamy Hazy Soft Looks

    MCP Actions
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit Photographer: Susan Tuttle Photography Equipment Used: Shot with a Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens Settings: ISO 800, f/5, 1/20 with image stabilization Software: Photoshop MCP set used: Inspire, Newborn Necessities, Eye Doctor   Steps taken to achieve the look: I tend to use many action applications when editing my photos, backing off the opacity slider for subtle effects, building to an end result that really speaks to me. I then make a few final tweaks of my own. It’s autumn in Maine and the temperatures are turning rather chilly. We…
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    Echenique dot com

  • Special Offer from Tiny Prints

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

    Carlos Echenique
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:16 pm
    PHASE ONE PHOTO CONTEST ASKS:SHOW US YOUR IDEA OF “WHAT THE WORLD’S BEST IS MADE OF” Winner gets the use of a Phase One IQ250 camera system for one month COPENHAGEN, December 5, 2014 — Phase One has launched a photo contest that asks entrants to submit one photo illustrating their concept: “What the world’s [...] The post Phase One Photo Contest appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review

    Carlos Echenique
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I have now had the Nikon Df for several months and have travelled quite a bit with it. The Nikon Df is the simplest full-frame Nikon in terms of features, but the design point of this camera is a retro throwback to the “good old days” when cameras took pictures, period. As such, the Nikon [...] The post Nikon Df: the Traveler’s Review appeared first on Echenique dot com.
  • LumeCube Set to Launch on Kickstarter

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

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

  • A not-so-remote quarry

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

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

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

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

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

  • Photoshop’s Match Color May Change The Way You Think & See

    johnpaulcaponigro
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
     How was this effect created? See the illustrations below. Little explored and capable of opening up whole new frontiers in color adjustment, Photoshop’s Match Color is a tool every user should be aware of, even if it’s only to know what’s possible. There are three primary reasons to consider using Match Color. 1  - Match two colors exactly.   (Match the color of one object to another.) 2  - Remove strong color casts.     (It’s great for neutralizing underwater casts.) 3  - Creatively apply the color in one image to another. (This will blow your mind!) A…
  • PHOTOGRAPH Issue 10

    johnpaulcaponigro
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is out and 20% off today. “Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive Charlton, who discusses how his art is influenced by his admiration of the Dutch masters for their use of Chiaroscuro; and Jim Kasson’s Staccato series, borne of the idea to make a short set of exposures at night and reassemble them in…
  • This Unique Father Son Print Edition Closes Today

    johnpaulcaponigro
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    A unique Father/Son Print edition featuring two images Place your order here. Offer ends Monday 12/15 at 5 pm PST. It makes a great Christmas gift! Prints have already started shipping! Plus get a free Two Generations ebook with every print. $495 $44.95 shipping domestic – FedEx $79.95 shipping international - USPS For the second time ever, my father and I are offering a unique print edition featuring two images – one of his and one of mine. My father selected the pair. Both images display our shared love of stone. . I made the print with his supervision. Printed at a…
  • A Unique Father / Son Print

    johnpaulcaponigro
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    A unique Father/Son Print edition featuring two images Place your order here. Offer ends Monday 12/15 at 5 pm EST. It makes a great Christmas gift! Plus get a free Two Generations ebook with every print. $495 $44.95 shipping domestic – FedEx $79.95 shipping international - USPS For the second time ever, my father and I are offering a unique print edition featuring two images – one of his and one of mine. My father selected the pair. Both images display our shared love of stone. . I made the print with his supervision. Printed at a 17″x22″ sheet size on rag paper…
  • Get My Newsletter Insights Tomorrow Free

    johnpaulcaponigro
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Get my enews Insights tomorrow free. The next issue features a specially priced Father/Son Print edition available for 5 days only. Plus discover events, ebooks, galleries, quotes and much more. Sign up for Insights here.
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
  • Panning is Art

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Panning in its most basic form, is moving the film plane in sync with a moving subject. This synchronization nullifies the movement of the subject as far as the camera is concerned so we have effectively, frozen a moving subject. This is a very old technique and for it to be effective, as far as rendering a sharp, frozen moving subject, it must be practiced on a continual basis. I’m talking about a minimum of once a week in order to make it a took in your arsenal that will serve you whenever you need it. This is basic, human, muscle memory training which is what panning boils down to in…
  • Following The Light

    Moose
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Still in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache and this morning was one for the books! Lots to say, lots to post and now time. This was just a happy second in a morning of splendor. Oh, and the lighting … the shadows are created by all the photographers lined up shooting and the crack between them, the shaft of light lighting the Snow Goose.
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    Cardinal Photo

  • The amazing “one-legged” fishermen of Inle Lake, Myanmar (Burma)

    David Cardinal
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Inle Lake in Myanmar is famous for its “one-legged” fishermen. They perform the seemingly impossible feat of rowing (and steering) their small, teak-hulled, wooden boats with one leg wrapped around a single oar while managing to fish with a net at the same time. read more
  • iStabilizer monopod: More than just a 'selfie-stick'

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • DAM Book 3.0 Status

    Peter Krogh
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    We’ve had a number of requests for a status report on The DAM Book 3.0 . Our original intention was to publish the book in electronic form by the end of July. Unfortunately, as they say, life gets in the way. Photo of Dot Krogh by Paul Krogh. People who follow me on Facebook know that my mother died suddenly in May. Since that time, I’ve had to turn my attention to family matters. I’ve had to put a number of projects temporarily on hold to concentrate on planning, details and simply spending time with my family. Those who have gone through this know what I’m…
  • Lightroom *never* fully expires

    Peter Krogh
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    Buried in the recent Adobe Creative Cloud rollout was a revolutionary change to the way Lightroom licensing functions.  When the license expires, the program keeps on working.* This is a radical development. If you’ve been paying attention to the sturm und drang around the Creative Cloud licensing model (here, here, here, here) , this is a mind-blower. First, the * part. Not all functions of Lightroom keep working. The sliders in the Develop module become inactive. Develop will still render the photo, but it won’t let you run the sliders. (You could still use Quick Develop in…
  • Free Webinar Today

    Peter Krogh
    25 Jun 2014 | 10:07 am
    I’ll be doing another webinar today for PhotoShelter (4-5pm, EST June 25, 2014). This one will explore the Storage part of Store, Tag, Create.  Here are some of the topics I’ll cover: Primary storage vs. Backup storage Cloning your drives NAS and the personal cloud Cloud storage services Using SSD for speed, upgrading your current computer Where you’re money should go: drive speeds vs. interface types Hard drive health and safety Best configurations for location work And more!   I’m leaving room in the presentation to take some questions from the audience. Thanks to…
  • iPad and Android Edition of OYP

    Peter Krogh
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Organizing Your Photos with Lightroom 5 is now available for iPad and Android tablet.  Due to very popular demand, we’ve created an EPUB version of the book that will play on a tablet. (Kindle does not yet support embedded video, so we don’t have a Kindle version.) The EPUB version will be free for anyone  who buys the PDF, DVD or PRINT+DVD versions of Organizing Your Photos.  Existing purchasers can request a special code for download. (Note that people who buy the EPUB version can also get a PDF version to play on computer.) Why two versions, PDF and EPUB? We need to have…
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    Prolost

  • Held Prisoner by File Formats

    Stu Maschwitz
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    A few years ago, I started a long-form writing project. Some might call it a “book,” but “books” need to get finished, and this, clearly, was not such a project—otherwise you’d have heard of it. I began the project in Scrivener, an app with a devoted following of which I was a member. Incredibly powerful, and with a multi-document, structured approach designed specifically for book writing, it seemed the perfect choice. Scrivener saves its own file format, called .scriv, which is essentially a folder full of files. The text itself is stored in multiple RTF files, which is an open…
  • Red Giant Year-End Sale

    Stu Maschwitz
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    It only happens once a year, and today's the day! Everything at Red Giant is 40% off.That means Color Suite, with Magic Bullet Looks, Colorista, Mojo, Cosmo and Denoiser is just $360, marked down from $599.Shooter Suite, featuring the indispensable PluralEyes and the awesome new Offload, is just $240, usually $399.The same great deal applies to the Effects Suite and Trapcode Suite of course. There's never a better time to get Magic Bullet. And it's a great time to be using Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista, with the powerful new mask tracking features in After Effects and Premiere. Powerful,…
  • Congratulations on Your Opinion

    Stu Maschwitz
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Here’s a question that literally no one has ever asked, ever: “Hey, do you have an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek?” There’s no need to ask that question, because of course you do. Everyone has an opinion about the lens flares in Star Trek. Or the casting of a new superhero movie. Or, well, anything having to do with movies. Certainly about the new Star Wars teaser. We’re all experts on movies. We love them, we freeze-frame them, and we react to them. And our reactions are our opinions, and our opinions are us. So we feel that they are important. And we are wrong. Drink…
  • Visual Effects are Not the Answer

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

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

  • Bob Martus for People Magazine

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

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

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

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

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

  • Holiday Goodie Shopping Guide for your MōVI

    Vincent Laforet
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:24 pm
    I’ve been shooting a commercial for 2 weeks this pre-holiday season and I’ve really had a chance to put the MōVI through it’s paces once again.   We’ve been flying the MōVI handheld, on roller blades, running around,  on a jib, on a suction cup mounted to a cab, and on an RC car from Freefly Systems called a Tero.   What I can tell you is that I’ve finally got MY system down… it took me awhile but i’ve found my "perfect" formula if you will and I’m happy to share it with you below in the hopes that you fly your MōVIs…
  • If you want to stand out in the filmmaking crowd, focus on the evolution of your CRAFT – not the TOOLS.

    Vincent Laforet
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:13 am
      Many of you may have noticed how somewhat “quiet” this blog has been this year.   I thought I would share some of the reasons why, because I think that they have far reaching implications far beyond this little blog… The simple excuse is that I broke my arm this January, and that I couldn’t write for several months.    I also changed my media consumption habits (both as a result of the injury, as well as to general social media trends) to newer, more immediate and often shorter form ways of communicating, such as Twitter, Instagram…
  • Why the Storehouse App could be a very big deal for Storytellers

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

  • Blog Project: Your Best Photos From 2014

    Jim Goldstein
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:10 am
    Our planet has nearly completed its orbit around the Sun once again and if you’re a regular JMG-Galleries reader that means one thing…  it is time to kick off the 8th annual best photos of the year blog project. This is by far my most popular blog project. Year over year this project has continued to increase in participation with last years participation hitting 328 participants (see Best Photos of 2013,  2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). Around this time of year people start to ask if I’d be running this project again. The answer clearly is always YES! 1. I…
  • Group f.64 Signed Book Giveaway

    Jim Goldstein
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    Mary Street Alinder Group f.64 Book Signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery This past weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Mary Street Alinder during her Group f.64 book signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery. If you’re unfamiliar with Mary Street Alinder she was an assistant to Ansel Adams also wrote Ansel Adams: A Biography. Her latest book chronicles the famous Group f.64 photography movement that included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston. If you’re a fan of photography and the West Coast Photographic Movement then this book, which…
  • Vemödalen vs. Zero to One

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

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

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

  • Join Team Saffir — Help Support David’s Recovery

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

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

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 261 - Karen Hutton

    15 Dec 2014 | 10:39 pm
    Karen Hutton has worked as an actress, a horse trainer, a voice over artist as well as a photographer. Her versatility revolves around her passion for telling stories.  Her life-long love for photography has always been part of her life, but in recent years she has created her own personal space in the photographic community, helping to inspire others with her work and generosity.  Her work is driven by a passion for light. As she says, ‘Life is Light isn’t a tagline. It’s me’.  Resources http://www.karenhuttonphotography.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 260 - David duChemin

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    David duChemin is an assignment photographer based in Vancouver. He has extensive international assignment experience on six continents. David duChemin’s idealism doesn’t seem to be fading any. In fact it looks like it’s settling in for the long haul. He still wants to use his powers for good (and not for evil); he still wants to save the world and be a resource to others who would do the same. As such, his main client work is serving the international NGO community.   Resources:   http://davidduchemin.com   http://craftandvision.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 259 - Frederick Van Johnson

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

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

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

  • 2015 Nebraska Calendar Sale

    Derrald
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    2015 Nebraska Scenic Calendar 2015 Nebraska Scenic Calendar I just received my final shipment and I’m selling my new 2015 Nebraska Calendar for $9.99 plus shipping through my website at http://store.journeyoflight.com/2015nebraskacalendar. There’s still time to pick one up as a gift for the holidays. Be sure to get one while they last!
  • Big Black Friday Sale! – 4 Days of Fine Art Print Deals

    Derrald
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    From today until midnight (Central) on Monday, save 30% on any fine art prints and fotoflots from the Journey Of Light Store! Looking for that unique one-of-a-kind gift? Then look no further. Be sure to use coupon code BlackFriday14 at checkout. Oh, and did I mention that the shipping is FREE as well?
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

  • Late Afternoon On The Water

    jlmphotos
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
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  • Oh Lobster Tree! Oh Lobster Tree!!....

    jlmphotos
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:37 am
    These images are of the famous Rockland Maine Lobster Tree. The "building" of this behemoth is accomplished by volunteers in the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving Weekend lighting event. This is a Rockland tradition going on it's eleventh year. Anyway, new lobster traps are provided by a company that manufacturers them; they are stacked and then zip tied together. Keep in mind each trap is approximately 40 pounds. The garland and lights are added as are the lobster floats. Each lobsterman in town is represented by one float. At the end of the holidays there is a $50.00 raffle that will win…
  • Waiting on The Season

    jlmphotos
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
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  • Moonrise over Nubble Light

    jlmphotos
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Arguably the most gorgeous lighthouse in the state of Maine, or the entire East Coast for that matter.   Powered by Photoblog.com
  • Evening Settles In

    jlmphotos
    29 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Samyang 12mm f/2.8 AS NCS Fish-eye lens

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:47 pm
    An affordably-priced, manual focus fish-eye lens with a 180-degree field of view for DSLR cameras with 36 x 24 mm sensors.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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

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

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

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

  • The Importance of Being Yourself

    RR Jr
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:22 am
    Reaching the Horizon, Maine People often ask me for advice about their careers, their creative pursuits, their goals and strategies for becoming more creative. And especially how to become a better photographer. Given that I am still learning to do this myself, there is one consistent response I give to each and every person. Decide to be yourself. Commit to your vision of whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish. There is so much pressure in our society today to live up to some ideal, value, or other prescribed definition of achievement or success. And there is no shortage of those…
  • Using the Identity Plate in the Lightroom Print Module

    RR Jr
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    One of the features I use extensively when making prints in Adobe Lightroom is the Identity Plate, which allows you to easily place your name or logo on all of your prints. It creates a very professional looking presentation, and also helps promote your name as a photographer. I almost always print my logo at the bottom of every print, even if I’m going to mat and frame it. If the print is ever removed from the frame, my logo is there to verify it was printed by me since I’m the only person with access to the original logo file. And best of all, as the video shows, it’s super easy to do…
  • Video Tutorial: Mounting Prints Onto Gatorfoam Board

    RR Jr
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Have you ever wanted to display your prints in a modern and professional looking way without incurring the cost of traditional framing? How about avoid glass and all of the problems it causes with glare and reflection? And best of all do it yourself at home? I certainly have, and the solution I’ve been using for a few years is Gatorfoam board. Gatorboard, as it’s commonly called, is similar to foam core, but is much stiffer and stronger which is important to avoid warping over time. It’s also available in black which is ideal for a modern and clean look. I buy a version that has a…
  • New 2015 Dates for Digital Fine Art Printing Workshops

    RR Jr
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    One of the things I learned attending several photo conventions this year with Canson Infinity is that more and more photographers are discovering the value in printing their work. And they want to control the process themselves for the creative freedom it provides. I’ve written about it at length before, but suffice to say that it’s the best and only way to truly appreciate your art in a physical, concrete medium. That adds tremendous value to all of the time and effort you’ve already invested in photography, and certainly makes your work stand out from the crowd. The Digital Fine Art…
  • December 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper – Winter Light, Hudson Valley

    RR Jr
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    The December 2014 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. Winter is here, and one of the things I like best about this time of year is the light, and how different it is from the summer months…lower, more directional, and always great in the Hudson Valley. 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…
 
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Paris, 2008

    David Saxe
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:40 am
      A few years ago we were vacationing in Sicily and returned home by way of Paris. We had a three day layover and I was of course looking forward to it. Unfortunately, I had picked up some bug in Sicily and was not at my best. I remembered something my doctor had told me years […]
  • Christmas Pageant, Fort Pierce, FL 2009

    David Saxe
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Who knows why some people like certain photographs? If anyone has an answer, I would like to hear it. One of the things that I love about photography is that it is very personal. Some people love certain images and others will hate the same ones. It really does not matter who the photographer is—famous […]
  • A Visit to Havana: What it has to do with batting averages.

    David Saxe
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    I have been thinking about Cuba lately. I visited there last April and absolutely loved the spirit, the vibes, and the people of that wonderful country. Its time to go back but alas, this year we sold our condo, and bought a house in Florida and things are a bit busy here so it may […]
  • A Boring day in Paradise

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

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

  • Weddings at Brookfield Zoo | Sarah & Mitch

    michele
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Weddings at Brookfield Zoo | Sarah & Mitch   Thank you Sarah & Mitch! xox 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 -…
  • 2014 Holiday Print Sale

    michele
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - 2014 Holiday Print Sale Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  We want to let you know that the wait is over :) The DOORBUSTER SALE that you have been waiting for is finally here!!  Well… not really… but memories always trump a $200 85 inch 4K TV anytime!!! Right?!?!  :) Our Annual Holiday print sale is in full […] Chicago Wedding Photography |…
  • Weddings at Queen of All Saints | Syeda & Mark

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

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

    michele
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:28 am
    Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Lincoln Park Zoo Engagement Photos| Lori & Lorenzo We had so much fun with these two at their engagement session!  Can’t wait for their wedding in 2015! Chicago Wedding Photography | Weddings in Chicago - Chicago wedding photographer - Misha Media Blog featuring Simple, Sassy and Sophisticated Weddings, Lifestyle and Portraits - Chicago Wedding…
 
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    Atomic Vision: Photography Cinema Visual Arts

  • Why I Shoot "Street"

    3 Dec 2014 | 7:07 pm
    My favorite "Street" film camera, a 1960s B&H Dial 35 To go forward, we sometimes have to step back...   That is exactly what I did when I decided to branch out formally into "Street Photography," six months ago. After being involved in the Photographic Arts for more than a third of a century, the practice of taking photographs was beginning to lose its magic. From an amateur hobbyist, I
  • Weekly Street Photos #24

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

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

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

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

  • Art of Smoke Photography

    Krishna Mohan
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    The art of smoke photography is an ethereal technique, through which exquisite strands of mysteriously swirling smoke are captured against a largely black or white colored backdrop, and it is a feat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Halictine bee

    Krishna Mohan
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Honey bees are not the only bee species that are significant for human wellbeing. I found this Halictine bee resting by biting and hanging on to seed cluster of grass. Halictine bees which are also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II Hands-on Review

    Krishna Mohan
    28 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    When the original Canon EOS 7D made it’s début, back in 2009, it offered photography enthusiasts the first ever affordable cropped sensor Camera, with hyper fast burst rates capable camera for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Long-Jawed Orb Weaver – Tetragnatha spider

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

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

  • Studio Family Portraits

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

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

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

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

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

  • Lee Big/Little stopper Filter

    Ross Murphy
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, Lee Big Stopper. F/5.6 at 5 sec.Larger Image5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8 L, Lee 0.9 GND. F/13 at 0.4 sec.Larger Image5D Mk III, EF24-70 f/2.8, Lee Big Stopper. F/11 at 21 sec.Neutral density and polarizing filters are about the only filters really needed any more for landscape photography, there are a few exceptions, but currently these filters dont really have an option that can be done in camera or in post.ND filters allow you to control the amount of light hitting your sensor, along with aperture control, you can allow the right amount of light to do exactly what you…
  • Long Exposure in bright light

    Ross Murphy
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, 35mm, 8 sec at f/16, Lee Big StopperLarger Image Shot mid day with the Lee Big Stopper, 10 stop neutral density filter. I was hoping for faster moving clouds to achieve the look I wanted, but this was a decent start. I will try some more in San Francisco in the next few weeks.Its pretty cool to be able to shoot so slow on such a bright afternoon, it opens new doors and gives one a chance to try some new technique's.The Big Stopper requires the Foundation kit to use. RossImages In Light
  • The Golden Gate

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

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

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

  • The Electrician Who Makes Bolts of ‘Lightning’ in His Basement

    Jordan G. Teicher
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    By day, Jacques Emery is a middle-aged electrician living in Martigny, Switzerland. By night, he descends into his basement, where a kind of magic happens. There amongst a sea of capacitors, resistors, diodes, and coils, he is transformed into something of a mad scientist, experimenting with the strange and beautiful power of electricity. Photographer Olivier […] The post The Electrician Who Makes Bolts of ‘Lightning’ in His Basement appeared first on WIRED.
  • The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food

    Jakob Schiller
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    According to the creation narrative, God made green plants on the third day, an idea that inspired the title of Henrik Spohler‘s project, The Third Day. His series documents industrial agriculture’s obsession with monoculture and large-scale farming across Europe and the US. The title isn’t a religious reference, but instead intended to comment on how we now play creator, conquering and manipulating plants in “unnatural” ways. The post The Surreal Sci-Fi Farms That Grow Most of Our Food appeared first on WIRED.
  • Metagramme Blends Your Recent Instagrams Into One Weird Photo

    Jakob Schiller
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Instagram’s now got more than 300 million users worldwide, and they’re uploading some 70 million photos and videos each day. Trying to imagine what even a fraction of that looks like will make your head explode, Metagramme makes it a little easier. The post Metagramme Blends Your Recent Instagrams Into One Weird Photo appeared first on WIRED.
  • Wish You Were Here: The WIRED Store 2014 Opening Party

    WIRED Staff
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:48 am
    We can hardly believe this year marks the 10th anniversary of our annual Holiday pop-up, the WIRED Store—and there are so many ways to check it out. Starting tomorrow and running through December 21, our Manhattan brick-and-mortar will be open from 11:00AM to 7:00PM daily; you can visit us online; and you can check out […] The post Wish You Were Here: The WIRED Store 2014 Opening Party appeared first on WIRED.
  • What the World’s Worst Email Spammers Might Look Like

    Jenna Garrett
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Mrs. Alesia Atolevna Markina is a Russian widow who wants to leave a suitcase full of cash on your doorstep. Grace Smith is a 24-year-old orphan who needs a husband so she can receive her inheritance. And Fagbemi Lateef is an attorney with $3.5 million he is required to get rid of fast. You are […] The post What the World’s Worst Email Spammers Might Look Like appeared first on WIRED.
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Lens Focal Length Comparison

    Rich Legg
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Here is a comparison I recently created for my studio lighting class. It shows the difference in nine separate lens focal lengths, ranging from 20mm to 200mm, used for a studio portrait. The exposure and camera height remained constant, with the camera moving backward for each subsequently longer focal length to maintain the same eye placement in the image. The difference definitely becomes more subtle above 100mm, with the main difference being the relationship between head and body size. My preference is in the 100-120mm range, which keeps the body size from appearing “too…
  • Intelligun

    Rich Legg
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100
  • Fusion

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

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

    Rich Legg
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:17 am
    iPhone 5S – 1/30 second, f/2.2, ISO 50
 
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    Dane Sanders

  • A Guilt Free Double Dogg Dare on Black Friday

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

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

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

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

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

  • First Blood…

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    What’s Up? I wrote this blog post in the Albatross Hotel on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Along with the rest of my shipmates I boarded the Ortelius on the afternoon of 15 DEC. We get back to dock on the the morning of 9 JAN. There is no wifi on the ship. That means [...]
  • Manual… Av… Tv… Program… Which is The Best Shooting Mode?

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:51 am
    What’s Up? If things go right this blog post should be published sometime on Tuesday morning, either by Peter Kes in Switzerland or by Jim Litzenberg from Indian Lake Estates. Thanks Guys. I will already be aboard the Ortelius heading towards the Falklands. We will be back at the dock to disembark on the [...]
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
  • The Most Expensive Photo in the World (or the Best Marketing Stunt)

    Allen Murabayashi
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The airways and Internet tubes have been filled with news that Peter Lik has sold a black and white photo of Antelope Canyon for a record setting $6.5 million, raising eyebrows amongst many photographers. This tops the previous record holder, Andreas Gursky, by nearly $2.2m. Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II sold for $4.2m – the most expensive (verified) photo ever. As with his 2010 piece, One, the purported sale was to a private collector, and therefore there was no way to verify the claim. Rumors have swirled for years that Lik’s investors “buy” his works at absurd…
 
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • Favourite Things

    David
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Between you and me, sometimes the whole Gear is Good, Vision is Better thing makes me worry that people think I don’t like toys, but if you know me at all, you know that’s just crazy talk. I like stuff. I’ve been accused of having champagne tastes, by no less an authority than my own mother.  So this, not really one of those holiday gift guides – because it’s probably too late anyways, is a short list of some of my favourite stuff from this year. In some way these 11 things just kind of made me a little happier. Once a year I open the floodgates on a discussion…
  • Glory Days

    David
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
      Ethiopia, 2006 It might surprise some of you, and to others be a shocking reminder of how fast time flies, for me to tell you it was only 10 years ago I stepped off the stage as a comedian for the last time and returned to my dream of being a photographer. Comedy, which I did for twelve years and loved with all my being for most of that time, had grown wearying. The laughter of others never got tiring to me, but conjuring it up while playing a character, instead of being just me, without the stage name, without the funny faces, began to take its toll. And so I changed. On a dime, or so it…
  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 10

    David
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    The latest issue of PHOTOGRAPH is, as it always is, gorgeous. Featuring articles, portfolios, and interviews with  some truly talented photographers. Be inspired by the dark art of Brooke Shaden, the surreal black and white architectural work of Susan Burnstine, the colourful impressionistic street photographs of Jim Kasson, and the beautiful Ethiopian portraiture of Clive Charlton, along with articles about visual flow from John Paul Caponigro, photographic rhythm from Michael Frye, and others, like Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Piet van Den Eynde, Adam Blasberg, and me. It’s…
  • Make It Now.

    David
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    This moment, this light, in Cape Churchill last week: it didn’t last long. You can photograph it, or let it pass you by. But you may never see it again.  Last week I was sitting in a tundra buggy not photographing polar bears. The bears, driven by a months-long hunger were out on the sea ice, hunting seals. If we’d been there a couple days earlier we’d have had more time with them. But you can’t do anything about the weather, and you never know these things in advance. What you do know, is what’s in front of your face, and that – at least for one day on…
  • A World of Stories

    David
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” — Jawaharlal Nehru A couple months ago an incredibly enthusiastic team of storytellers approached me about getting on board with a new platform they were creating, a place to nurture and tell stories, and when I found that they had even more energy than I have for the telling of passionate, beautiful stories from around this planet, I said yes. Today, Maptia re-launched and I’m inviting you to check it out.
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
  • The Most Expensive Photo in the World (or the Best Marketing Stunt)

    Allen Murabayashi
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The airways and Internet tubes have been filled with news that Peter Lik has sold a black and white photo of Antelope Canyon for a record setting $6.5 million, raising eyebrows amongst many photographers. This tops the previous record holder, Andreas Gursky, by nearly $2.2m. Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II sold for $4.2m – the most expensive (verified) photo ever. As with his 2010 piece, One, the purported sale was to a private collector, and therefore there was no way to verify the claim. Rumors have swirled for years that Lik’s investors “buy” his works at absurd…
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    Photo Attorney

  • Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures Copyright Infringement Damages

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Check the report here: http://blog.pacaoffice.org/?p=2387 Grant Heilman was awarded a total of $127, 087, which included profits and actual damages. Check the Panoramic Images v John Wiley Judgment for $403,500.00, for which 5 of the 6 images at issue were eligible for statutory damages, 4 of those infringements were found to be willful, with the jury awarding maximum damages of $150,000 for 1 of those infringements. Congrats! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Photographer and Stock Agency Each Awarded Six Figures…
  • Determining Hypothetical License Fees When You Wouldn’t Have Licensed the Use

    Carolyn E. Wright
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Many infringers argue that they don’t owe, even at minimum, a license fee for a infringing use because the copyright owner wouldn’t have licensed the use, even if asked for permission in the first place. But that’s not correct. Instead, as the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Oracle v SAP, 12-16944, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (San Francisco): We have never required a plaintiff in a copyright infringement case to show that it would have licensed the infringed material. We decline to impose such a requirement now. A copyright holder…
  • “Unsound” – Must Watch

    Carolyn E. Wright
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    Unsound: extended trailer rough cut from Count Eldridge on Vimeo. Support the project. Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading "Unsound" - Must Watch! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law for photographers!
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    Carolyn E. Wright
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:38 am
  • Forest Service Chief Issues Directive on Photography Permits

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

  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
  • Panning is Art

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Panning in its most basic form, is moving the film plane in sync with a moving subject. This synchronization nullifies the movement of the subject as far as the camera is concerned so we have effectively, frozen a moving subject. This is a very old technique and for it to be effective, as far as rendering a sharp, frozen moving subject, it must be practiced on a continual basis. I’m talking about a minimum of once a week in order to make it a took in your arsenal that will serve you whenever you need it. This is basic, human, muscle memory training which is what panning boils down to in…
  • Following The Light

    Moose
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Still in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache and this morning was one for the books! Lots to say, lots to post and now time. This was just a happy second in a morning of splendor. Oh, and the lighting … the shadows are created by all the photographers lined up shooting and the crack between them, the shaft of light lighting the Snow Goose.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • 5 Top Tips For Business Headshots

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    New Year New Start? What are your hopes and aspirations for 2015? We hope that it is a good year for you and your career, and that this time next year you will be able to look back and celebrate the realisation of your visions and dreams. In this day and age, an effective online presence is essential to get ahead in the business world. Whether you have your own business or are employed by others, you need to ensure that all the information about you online is up to date and positive. We are all aware of the need to guard our digital footprint and avoid inaccurate or unhelpful information…
  • Leighton Buzzard Christmas Light Switch On 2014

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leighton Buzzard came to life with a mixture of music, fireworks and festive fun last weekend. The event was to celebrate the official switch on of the Christmas lights by none other than our local superstar Mr. Frank Bruno. The weekend was organised with a variety of entertainment & activities which included a Christmas Craft market, food court, Santa’s Grotto and live entertainment. Leighton-Linslade Rotary Club provided plenty of Christmas spirit in the lead up to the official light switch on. Here’s a short video of the Christmas Lights switch on by Frank Bruno. Enjoy!
  • Family Portrait Photography

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

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

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

  • Best Digital Cameras of 2014

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:47 pm
    ‘Tis the time of the year to list the best of the best, our top digital cameras selections for your review. To make our list, each camera has to have the certain something which separates it from the crowd. These are the best digital cameras we’ve checked out. Be sure to check back periodically to see if any new models have made our list. see all cameras Best Cheap Digital Camera Sony W800/S 20 MP Digital Camera (Silver or Black) MP Super HAD CCD sensor for beautifully detailed images Sony Lens w/ 5x Optical Zoom Reduced blur with SteadyShot Image stabilization Capture your…
 
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    The Digital Photo Experience

  • DPE Podcast 12.15.14 – In this episode we have two interviews, Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels

    Juan Pons
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    In this episode we have two interviews, first with Liz Quinlisk from X-Rite and with Sebastian Michaels. We also have a special give away from our new sponsor. Make sure to listen to the podcast to find out how to win two f the most popular products from Macphun. 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”…
  • DPE Podcast 12.01.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper

    Juan Pons
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    In this episode Rick and Juan pick their favorite holiday gifts for photographers and we have an interview with Ron Pepper from HDRSoft. Both Rick and Juan love getting and answering your questions. No question is too basic or too advanced, so if you have questions you would like answered, please send them on in and we’ll get to it pretty soon. You can send your questions via email to email hidden; JavaScript is required or click on the “Contact us” button on the top of the http://dpexperience.com website. Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here: DPExperience…
  • DPE Podcast 11.15.14 – In this episode Rick and Juan talk about light and we have two interviews with Rick Friedman and Jim Schmelzer

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

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

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

  • The Road to Halong Bay | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski As I keep processing the photos from the trip to Vietnam, I wanted to share a couple more from the journey to Halong Bay. One of the good things about hiring a private driver in places like this is that you pretty much can stop anywhere you want—and that’s exactly what our group did. After a couple of days in busy Hanoi, I was ready for some landscape action. Halong Bay was phenomenal but I was also eager to see more of the small villages and the people from the countryside. The photos below were made during quick stops for…
  • Think Thank Photo New Perception Backpacks

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:41 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski   Just got some news from Think Thank Photo, their new Perception Backpacks are now available. Designed with the Mirrorless user in mind, the Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15″ laptop and a 10″ tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits…
  • Halong Bay in Photos | Vietnam

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski A refreshing breeze coming from the Gulf of Tokin is the perfect accompaniment to the breathtaking beauty of the over two thousand limestone islands emerging from its emerald waters. This is Halong Bay and I am relaxing and enjoying myself on the top deck of a typical junk boat exploring this mythical place. Halong is also known as “the Bay of Descending Dragons.” According to legend, the gods sent a family of dragons as protectors when Vietnam started to develop into a country and needed protection from invaders. The dragons…
  • F-Stop Tilopa BC Backpack Review

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:21 pm
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski I have to shamelessly admit that I, as are many other photographers, am a camera bag junkie. Maybe the reason behind it is that I was never able to find the perfect fit for my needs. Granted, different situations or travel circumstances may require different type of bags. It’s not the same to go out for a walk in your neighborhood as it is to go on an overseas trip. As I mentioned in one of my prior posts, I am a big believer in going light. During the years I have purchased, used, tested, abused and torn apart all kinds of…
  • Switching to Mirrorless: Embracing Fujifilm X 

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

  • Topaz Glow, a New Vision for Photographers

    9 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Topaz Glow is the new program from Topaz Labs. I tested the beta versions of this new sandbox of visual experiences. Try it too and start by giving this Christmas some extra Glow!
  • Think Tank Photo Releases New Bags

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

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

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

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

    Diana Topan
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Press ReleaseExciting new food photo community launches, where members make money selling photos of their culinary creations.December 17, 2014 London, UK /Photography News/ Freshly launched FudPix.com is a stunning food photography community that provides excellent money making potential for its members. Membership is free and users can earn a bit of extra money by selling their uploaded photos.Accounts on FudPix are easy to set up and image uploads are approved within 24 hours, setting the site apart from many stock photography sites. Once photos have been approved, they are…
  • Free online course: Improving your image - dental photography in practice

    Diana Topan
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    December 17, 2014 /Photography News/ Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography.Starts on January 5, 2015Duration: 4 weeks, 5 hours/weekCertificates availableEducator: Mike SharlandAbout the course:This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the basics of choosing correct equipment and setting it up, to optimum settings, techniques for consistent imaging and the safe storage of images.The course is taught…
  • Photojournalist Luke Somers killed after a failed rescue attempt

    Diana Topan
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    December 6, 2014 /Photography News/ American photojournalist Luke Somers, who was held hostage by al Qaeda in Yemen since 2013, and had appeared in a video appealing for help earlier this week, was killed Saturday after a failed rescue attempt, his sister said.Luke Somers' family appealed in a video to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him. "Luke is only a photojournalist and is not responsible for any actions the US government has taken," his brother said.Lucy Somers said she learned of her brother's death from the FBI. "We ask that all of Luke's family members be…
  • Al-Qaeda threatens to execute photographer Luke Somers

    Diana Topan
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    British-born photographer Luke Somers facing executionDecember 4, 2014 /Photography News/ Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen is threatening to kill British-born American citizen Luke Somers, who was kidnapped in Yemen in September 2013.  The clip begins with a reading in Arabic from Nasser bin Ali al Ansi, an al Qaeda official. It  is aimed at the US government, and it gives Washington three days to meet several demands or "otherwise, the American hostage held by us will meet his inevitable fate".Appearing in the video wearing Western style clothes Luke Somers pleaded for help:"My name…
  • Let Robots Take Care of your Photos

    Diana Topan
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:25 am
    December 3, 2014 /Photography News/ Do you like to share your photos on various online services? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for your Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos into various photo servers and online galleries (such as Flickr, Facebook, 500px), publishes each photo at the best time so that it’s seen by the most viewers, and collects all feedback in one place.“Though it aims for the…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • 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
  • People That Dump Dogs...

    1 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
       We have all heard the stories, but it's not until you witness it with your own eyes do you begin to feel the heartlessness of some people.    Yesterday, while two women were out for a walk on a country road, they happened upon a red pillow case on the side of the road. The pillow case began to move! Much to the shock of the women, a small animal crawled out from inside. What first appeared to be a cat soon took the form of a tiny puppy! They picked up the puppy and brought her home where she is being properly cared for. A vet check revealed the puppy is four weeks old…
  • 1300 Pounds of Fragility

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

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

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

    Tim Fok
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Here’s a Kickstarter campaign that I can see having no problems fulfilling its goal. The MOTA Wireless Charger is a docking station for the Hero 3 and 4 that also charges an additional GoPro battery as well as phones and accessories via USB ports. The neat design of the MOTA Wireless Charger allows you to charge your GoPro by simply docking it in the device. The wireless pad taps into the USB port on your GoPro, and sits between the camera and its casing. This is great for use in the field, saving hassle by alleviating the need to remove the casing to charge your GoPro. The MOTA…
  • Sony FS7 Review – Climbing the Cathedral

    Nino Leitner
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    When I had a chance to check out a very early model of the new Sony FS7 in an exclusive hands-on in London in August (we reported about it before with the hands-on video – click here), I already knew that this camera had the potential to shake up the industry significantly. F5-like quality at half the price, built-in professional 4K (XAVC codec) in a professional shoulder-mount camera for much less than the still extremely popular Canon C300 (still one of my favourite cameras) – in one word: impressive. A few months later, after it has been officially introduced at IBC in…
  • Convergent Design Odyssey 7Q+ adds HDMI to 4K recorder

    Tim Fok
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    Convergent Design has released a recorder that will compete nicely with the Atomos Shogun. The Odyssey 7Q+ is a 4K raw recorder, with the addition of a HDMI input for direct compatibly with cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7S. The Odyssey 7Q is a compact solution combining advanced recording abilities over SDI with a 7.7″ OLED screen for monitoring. The Odyssey 7Q+ offers exactly this, but with a HDMI input also. Check out the below video released by Convergent Design discussing the wide capability of Odyssey 7Q+. The down conversion of a signal is a nice touch; on smaller…
  • Red Giant 40% off everything for 24 hours

    Nino Leitner
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Red Giant, the makers of such indispensable post production software like Pluraleyes, Looks Suite, Colorista II or Trapcode, just started their annual big sale, which traditionally lasts only for 24 hours. That means 40% off everything, which is quite significant. Just head over to Red Giant and use the code “BIGSALE40″ on checkout to pay 40% less. It ends at 8 am PST on Dec 10, 2014. The post Red Giant 40% off everything for 24 hours appeared first on cinema5D.
  • Weekend Viewing: Cinematographer Talk with Roger Deakins, Jeff Cronenweth & many more

    Nino Leitner
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:17 pm
    The Hollywood Reporter has been conducting a series of enlightening roundtable talks with various renowned filmmakers (and various filmmaking professions) for quite a while now. Very much like we are trying in our ON THE COUCH series, THR brings together people who are at the top of their game, talking bluntly about the challenges they face doing their everyday work. The mainstream focuses mainly on directors, so it’s nice to hear from other creators in the complex process of filmmaking. This new roundtable gathered some of our time’s top cinematographers, Roger…
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    The LPV Show

  • Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani

    Bryan Formhals
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Episode 2.2 – Yoshi & Tamara Kametani  Yoshi & Tamara were one of the first guests last season. We had a nice conversation, even though I had no idea what I was doing. This year they contributed to ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ so I ended up working closely with them which allowed me to learn more about their process. The more I’ve learned about their photography, the more I’ve come to respect and admire them as artists.  As collaborators they’re in sync when discussing their projects and ideas, but they each retain their…
  • Episode 2.1 – Eddy Vallante & Tom Starkweather

    Bryan Formhals
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:47 pm
      Episode 2.1 – Tom Starkweather & Eddy Vallante After finishing the first season of the podcast I wasn’t sure I wanted to keep doing it. It was tough for me to listen to myself as I was editing. It’s a very humbling experience. You realize you’re not as articulate as you might think and your biting curse words don’t come off so well when recorded. Fortunately, Eddy Vallante and Tom Starkweather, two guests from the first season, and now two good friends, volunteered to collaborate with me on the production of the podcast. Tom knows audio, so he’s handling that. He…
  • LPV 7

    Bryan Formhals
    7 Nov 2013 | 4:07 pm
  • The LPV Show: Episode 19 – Amelia Coffaro

    Bryan Formhals
    9 Oct 2013 | 5:05 pm
    How beautiful are the cells that make up our bodies? The day of my diagnosis, I had a mammogram, ultrasound, and biopsy, over just a short few hours. For someone who’d really only ever visited the doctor for yearly physicals, I was terrified. Medical language and tools and machinery and their sounds are sometimes scarier than the actual procedure or disease itself. During my biopsy, I remember lying on the table wondering what it looked like “inside a biopsy.” Several weeks later, I had the privilege of meeting my pathologist and my cancer. What seemed so ugly at the time actually…
  • The LPV Show: Episode 18 – Richard Bram

    Bryan Formhals
    16 Sep 2013 | 4:42 pm
    ©Richard Bram Richard Bram is a fixture in the street photography community, and long time member of iN-PUBLiC. I always enjoy listening to his insights about photography and anecdotes from his 25+ years as a photographer. Enjoy! You can listen to it directly through the player below or DOWNLOAD it. Subscribe through RSS or iTunes. ©Richard Bram ©Richard Bram Richard Bram, Financial District, Manhattan July 28, 2013/©Bryan Formhals Related Posts: The LPV Show – Episode 7: A Conversation With Natan Dvir The LPV Show: Episode 14 – Blake Andrews The LPV Show: Episode 12 –…
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  • Nikon Releases Firmware Updates for D750 and D810

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Nikon has just released firmware updates for two of its most recent and highly regarded full-frame cameras, the D750 and D810. Updates for both cameras fix a small number of equally mild issues, but is still worth downloading for best experience during use. Keep reading for details and download links!Nikon D750 Firmware Version C:1.01 DetailsThe new firmware update for Nikon D750 fixes the following issues (quote):When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting…
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro Calibration System Discount at B&H

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    For the next few hours, B&H is offering a huge discount on what is likely among the best screen calibration systems out there – the X-Rite i1Display Pro. It is the system of Nasim’s personal choice and one I am looking to purchase, too. Hopefully, the stock does not run out before I order my copy!X-Rite i1Display ProThe regular price of this device is, as near as makes no difference, $250. And that is quite a lot. However, for the next nine and a half hours, there is a $95 discount. On top of that, B&H is offering a $25 mail-in rebate, which means the price is down to…
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Q&A Session #2

    Romanas Naryškin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I did the first Lightroom Q&A session over a year ago and I think it is about time I do one again. As before, you are welcome to ask any question you like about Lightroom. I very much hope to answer all of them by updating this article. I will run this session for up to a week and update the article regularly with answers. If there are any questions very specific to a certain case, I may answer them in the comments section. Specific, to-the-point questions will be answered in this article, while questions requiring more extensive explanation may be covered in separate articles in the…
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Firmware Update

    Romanas Naryškin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Do you remember the Profoto B1 flash? We had the pleasure of reviewing it a few months ago. If you are into flash photography and need a portable, but powerful light source, I suggest you read that review. Suffice to say it left us thoroughly impressed. And now Profoto decided to add to the already good impression by releasing a firmware update. As if a firmware update for a strobe isn’t peculiar enough, it’s not actually meant to fix any issues (not that there were any, in our experience). Nope. It’s there to add an actual feature, and one strobists will very much…
  • On Comparing Cameras and Sensors

    Iliah Borg
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:09 pm
    It reminds me of Goldoni’s “Servant of Two Masters“; only masters are now more than two and quite often they are not only capricious but they do not know what they want. First, any comparison is open to critics because even in a well-equipped lab it is impossible to repeat the shooting conditions from a year ago, or even from a day before while shooting to compare a newer model to an older one; the criteria for necessary accuracy is not set, or not made public, or not recognized by the community. Second, one single body in the testing opens the door for sample variation…
 
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  • Season’s Greetings! Holiday Gift Certificates Give Long-Term Value

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël! Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Hanukkah! Prospero Año Nuevo! Happy New Year! (This Post Sticks To The Top. Regular Blog Posts Begin Below.) Gift Certificates Receive 20% Off On Archival Prints! Send a <<contact request>> for the 20% Savings. Gift Certificates 20% Off Until January 5, 2015 A Portion Of All Proceeds Go To Clean Energy Research And Other Conservation And Environmental Causes. Holiday Gift Certificates Provide A Lifetime Of Value And Enjoyment With the global influence of Walmart and other supersized retailers, small…
  • Craters Of The Moon Collector’s Greeting Cards

    David Leland Hyde
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    (Regular Blog Posts Begin Below This Holiday Announcement) Now Available While Supplies Last… “Authorized Edition” Collector’s Museum Graphics Greeting Cards Perfect For The Holidays… Of “Lava, Flowers, Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho, 1983″ by Philip Hyde Lava, Flowers, Craters Of The Moon National Monument, Idaho, 1983 by Philip Hyde. Museum Graphics “Authorized Edition” Collector’s Greeting Card. Original printing Museum Graphics Greeting Cards Collector’s Item, out of print. 5X7 Color Cards, blank inside. One…
  • Four New Philip Hyde Authorized Releases From Slickrock With Edward Abbey

    David Leland Hyde
    14 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    Philip Hyde And Edward Abbey First Meet In The Remote Wilderness Of Canyonlands Near Spanish Bottom–Ardis Hyde’s Travel Log The purpose of the now classic book, Slickrock: Endangered Canyons of the Southwest by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde was to help in the conservation efforts to expand Canyonlands National Park and to aid in developing wilderness or national park protection for the Escalante River Canyons. Below read about the section of the project where Philip Hyde photographed the Escalante River and Ernie’s Country in Capitol Reef National Park and The Maze,…
  • The Making Of “Reflection Pool, Escalante River Side Canyon”

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

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

    sesame
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:52 pm
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism Or maybe you want to go from sea to ski? Either way, you can do both in a day because IT’S DUBAI! I have never before been someplace where you can do the best of the extreme weather sports in the same city no matter the date. Imagine staying at a Swiss style chalet where the view from your bedroom window is of the slopes you have been skiing or snowboarding down. Then imagine after breakfast the next day, you decide you feel like warming up on the soft sands of the gulf coast beaches or a dip in the beautiful water. Well, it…
  • Home Again and Inspired

    sesame
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:58 pm
    I came home from this trip so inspired. It wasn’t simply a getaway for bloggers to share what amazing things Dubai has to offer, but also our annual Bloggerati meeting. While I can’t go into details about anything we discussed, I can say that I left this trip with even more confidence in my agency and their vision as well as twenty new blogging tribe members who will help collaborate and inspire to move this industry forward in fantastic ways for not just us and our readers, but all who consider this a career. I’m so proud to be even a small part of these exciting times.
  • Making and completing my bucket list in one day with the Desert Safari Experience in Dubai

    sesame
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism I am not really a bucket list kind of girl. I always thought that it was just because the concept was a bit too morbid for me. I don’t want to think about running out of time to do things, I just want to do them. Now I know that avoiding contemplation of my own mortality wasn’t the reason at all! I just never knew about the things out there worthy to strive for on a list until the other night. Of course I was aware of various travel experiences, but never having gone on one before, I would toss them all into the “too…
  • My Beautiful Temporary Address :: The Address Hotel Dubai Mall

    sesame
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism One of the advantages about documenting this adventure in Dubai with so many bloggers is that we could sample a selection of the hotels that Dubai has to offer! I am staying at The Address Dubai Mall and with its proximity to the largest shopping centre in the world as well as the tallest building on earth, it is a popular spot. So popular that it was completely booked out the day we landed so our rooms were not immediately ready when we arrived. I can see why this would be a top choice for visiting families as the kids club…
  • Exploring in Dubai from the historic old city straight to the top of the tallest building in the world.

    sesame
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    This Bloggerati Getaway is proudly sponsored by Dubai Tourism We landed in Dubai as the sun rose over the desert and hit the ground running. The first order of business was to get settled into our hotels. Because we arrived so early in the morning, I had some free time before my room was ready to go and get a local SIM for my phone. WiFi has been easy to access so far, but since we were going to be spending our first day in old Dubai city, I wasn’t sure it was going to be as readily available. Luckily I am staying at The Address Dubai Mall and as you can imagine from…
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    Chris Corradino Photography

  • Download the 14 Secrets of Great Photography Today

    Chris Corradino
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    After several months of working on my very first eBook, it's now available for download! Get it now for the special introductory price of $3.99! It's delivered in PDF format for maximum compatibility with all of your devices. Buy Now $3.99 'd like to take a moment to share how the idea came to be. I was hired to teach on a cruise and mistakenly thought everyone would be super experienced. As such, I prepared all kinds of uber-technical presentations complete with instruction on histograms, grad ND filters, etc. After boarding the ship and meeting most…
  • Why Did the Photo Lab Crop My Image?

    Chris Corradino
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab.On most DSLRs, an image straight out of the camera appears as a rectangle due to the 2:3 aspect ratio. When enlarged, this translates to an 8x12 print. This creates an issue for those who wish to make a standard 8x10 print. Your image is essentially too large to fit on the paper. As such, the lab has no choice but to cut two inches off of the photo. Those two inches may very well be part of your subject's head, making for undesirable results. The solution: If you are interested in…
  • 4 Tips to Capture the Brilliance of Butterflies

    Chris Corradino
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    From a tightly woven cocoon to its ultimate flying form, the butterfly represents growth and change. To photograph these gems of nature, try this series of 4 special tips and techniques. These apply to just about any type of camera, even a smartphone.
  • Let Your Heart Be Light

    Chris Corradino
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The glow from a building mounted thermometer appeared to read 25 degrees. I pulled the hat down a bit lower, lowered my head further into the scarf and began to walk with purpose. Destination: 30 Rock As I progressed further uptown, the crowds grew thicker. With that, cops, barricades, confused tourists; and the realization that it's Christmas in New York. It is at once pure madness and yet holiday bliss. It's a spectacle most rationale minds would avoid at all costs, but I make an exception to see it each year anyway.  In fact, I've reduced myself to a human sardine several times…
  • New Video: Behind the Forbes Cover Shoot

    Chris Corradino
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    Last week I shared an article detailing what I learned as a Photo Assistant for Forbes. In this new video, you can hear about the event from the perspective of Editor Randall Lane. He talks about the momentous occasion of bringing together the worlds’ philanthropic titans for the cover shoot of Forbes' annual philanthropy issue. 
 
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    The 37th Frame - Celebrating the Best of Photojournalism

  • Beer, Bait & Ammo by Michael Loyd Young (Burn Magazine)

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:29 pm
    A SOUTHERNER…by definition is an American who lives in the south…It’s more than that…from Texas to the Carolina’s the south is a way of life. Visit Burn Magazine to view the full essay or purchase the book!
  • TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2014

    Jeremy Wade Shockley
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:02 am
    Photo YURI KOZYREV—NOOR FOR TIME From the gruesome civil war in Central African Republic to the geopolitical conflict in Ukraine, the devastation in Gaza and the humanitarian crisis in Syria, TIME’s photographers produced some of the most compelling images of the past 12 months. Visit TIME.com to view the full feature! 
  • A Car, a Camera and the Open Road by John Leland

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

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

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

  • The many layers of nature

    Brian Matiash
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    I love the elemental changes that the cold weather of winter brings to nature. It’s something that I never experienced or thought about for most of my life, growing up in Brooklyn. We don’t have mountain ranges or miles upon miles of these trees in the big city. So, when I am able to experience scenes like this one, I try to keep a strong sense of appreciation about how differently my life has materialized thus far. It’s never a negative, mind you… it’s always a good thing. If I had to do it all over again, I would, so long as I’d still be able to have my…
  • Detroit: The City of UrbEx

    Brian Matiash
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    I’m still reeling from the past three days in Detroit. Never in my life have I seen such an extensive and accessible assortment of schools, churches, factories, and hospitals in this concentrated of an area. For the urban explorer, it really is a playground at a large-city scale. In the course of this weekend, we ended up visiting 11 sites, each offering its own sacrifices to the UrbEx lords. Fortunately, we all made it through without incident, except for my knee, which I landed on after climbing onto some loose rock. I’m still going through the collection of photos taken but…
  • What’s In My Bag #1 – Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014

    Brian Matiash
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    I’ve long intended on creating a little video series that covers the gear that I pack for specific trips/shoots along with why I’m packing them. For this first installment of the “What’s in my bag” series, I go over the gear that I’m packing for my first trip to Detroit (which I’m currently on now). The entire trip revolves around shooting abandoned structures and is proving to be a blast so far. I’m looking forward to sharing some editing videos soon! Enjoy! The post What’s In My Bag #1 – Detroit UrbEx Shoot, Dec 2014 appeared first…
  • Some Lensbaby Fun

    Brian Matiash
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:42 am
    When I visited Emerald Falls for the first time the other week, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to put my new Lensbaby Composer Pro w/Edge 80 optic lens to work. It had been so many years since I used a Lensbaby but there has always been something alluring to them. Little did I realize that Lensbaby’s headquarters is situated 10 minutes from where I live in Portland. The folks there were super kind to invite us for a grand tour and even provided me with a Lensbaby fitted with the Sony E-Mount. Upon putting this new lens to use at Emerald Falls, it became quickly apparent…
  • A First Look at the Sony a7II

    Brian Matiash
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:51 pm
    I recorded a quick First Look video at the brand new Sony a7II. My first impressions are that this is a fantastic camera with killer ergonomics and a wonderfully improved AF system. This video covers more of the superficial aspects of the camera, compared against the original a7 and a7R. I’ll have more significant image comparisons ready this weekend once I’ve had an opportunity to extensively use it. The post A First Look at the Sony a7II appeared first on Brian Matiash Photography.
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • My New Wallpaper...Ho Ho Ho

    Lily Hydrangea
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The weird border is part of my television sets frame - I shot this photo from my TV during the tree lighting ceremony. I like the colors and giant snowflake designs projected onto the building behind it. I have much better photos of Rockefeller Center here with this one being my favorite.Have a merry weekend everyone.; )
  • More scenes from Wickenden Street

    Lily Hydrangea
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    I love Wickenden Street in Providence. It still has the cultural buzz of college atmosphere without the crazy vibe of popular frenetic Thayer Street. This holiday decorated door is the entrance to (as well as outside view of) Amy's - a place I never fail to visit whenever I am in Providence.
  • Black Horse in the Rain

    Lily Hydrangea
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This is what today feels like, except with an extra dose of rain.
  • Christmas Cactus and Reflections in Providence

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Almost one year ago to this very day, I shot this Christmas Cactus on Wickenden Street in Providence. Funny sentence eh? I've shared winter orchids form this same florist earlier this year here.If you are experiencing a very rainy and overcast day like I am, maybe this photo will help brighten up your evening.
  • Last Thanksgiving #tbt

    Lily Hydrangea
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    My mom made this for our family and it was delicious. And, is it just me, or does Thanksgiving already feel like a month ago?
 
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    サプリ効果でなるダイエット方法や流れについて

  • ダイエットサプリの点滴

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    認知されているサプリメントの取り入れ方としては、経口で取り入れるつまりカプセルやドリンクなど、直接口から取り入れるタイプのものが多いとされています。特にダイエットに効果を期待できるとされているタイプのものの場合には、効果が期待できるものとして評判が高いものの中には、ドリンクやサプリメントなどのタイプで取り入れておくことが重要視されています。…
  • 目的

    artenthu.com
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:22 pm
    そこで問題となるのが、この「サプリメントの服用による効果」です。どんなに手軽という魅力があっても、実際に効果が見えなければ、そもそも意味をなしません。ではこの点はどうなっているのでしょうか。この点を口コミなど、実際に使用した人の評価で聞いてみると、実にその答えは様々となっています。目的を達成できたという声の一方で、達成できなかったという声もありました。…
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Where I Live Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing the city or town where they live in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Snapfish. Snapfish by HP is the number one online photo service with more than 100 million members in over 22 countries and 2 billion unique photos stored online. Based in San Francisco, our team is committed to giving you the best experience, value and joy with your digital photos. We are your creative partner in making top-quality photo gifts to share your favorite stories, life celebrations, and every day events. We are dedicated…
  • Adore Noir Volume 4 Photo Contest Winners!

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this black and white photo contest made possible by our friends at Adore Noir. Adore Noir is a PDF based fine art photography magazine which celebrates works in black and white. Each bimonthly issue features six photographers ranging from world renowned professionals to those just starting out. A special thanks to all the photographers that helped us find the following winners by voting for their favorite shots! Congratulations People’s Choice “Kirkjufell II” by uyraffy “Runkerry Point” by…
  • Behind The Lens With dka626 – The Falls

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:06 pm
    Here is something we can learn from dka626 about the techniques and story behind this awarded photo. 1. dka626, where did you take this photo? This image was taken in the Perth hills overlooking the valley of Bells Rapids. I was actually heading to the rapids for a sunrise spot but on the approach I saw the mist and decided for a shot from a higher perspective. 2. What time of day? There’s only two times a day for me now if I’m shooting landscape and its not rocket science to work out which times these might be. Golden hour is simply the best for lighting. 25 minutes either side…
  • Express Yourself Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot in this photo contest made possible by our friends at Nuvango. Nuvango is an online art gallery and community with an edge. Beautifully crafted products designed in-house are presented on a interface designed to showcase your art. Discover what thousands of artists are already talking about and create your own profile at Nuvango. A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Jody MacDonald for her collaboration as a guest judge. Jody MacDonald is an award winning adventure sport and documentary photographer.
  • Covers Photo Contest Vol 15 Winners!

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in this volume 15 of the Covers Photo Contest series. The gallery is one of the most outstanding collections we’ve had; this is a result of the participants submitting one of their favorite photos – we could not agree more with the participant’s opinions. All of these photos are amazing in their own way and be sure to browse the gallery to get inspired by a wide variety of true pieces of art. A special thanks to all the photographers that collaborated by voting for their favorite photos! Congratulations People’s Choice…
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Shooting for Stitched Panoramas & Avoiding Parallax Shift (Podcast 452)

    Martin Bailey
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    Today I’m going to walk you through a few tips for shooting images to later stitch together to create high resolution panorama photographs. We’re going to cover two methods for finding the No Parallax Point which helps with avoiding parallax shift, as well as looking at some easier methods of shooting that also work great. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Today’s episode is actually an adapted version of a topic I cover in detail in my Striking Landscapes eBook…
  • Craft & Vision PHOTOGRAPH No.10 Now Available!

    Martin Bailey
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    The Craft & Vision Magazine PHOTOGRAPH No.10 has just been released! Pairing darkness and beauty to create light, Issue 10 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine is filled with images and articles that represent the link between obscurity and transparency; just the right light can create new ways of seeing. Portfolios and interviews feature the work of cover girl Brooke Shaden, whose self-portraits exude a brooding melancholy in a light and whimsical way; the incredible Susan Burnstine, who modifies all of her cameras to best tell the stories of her dreams and nightmares; the portraits of Clive…
  • Quality of Light with Darlene Hildebrandt (Podcast 451)

    Martin Bailey
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:44 am
    Today we bring you a great conversation with photographer and educator Darlene Hildebrandt, with lots of advice on the quality of light, making the most of shooting with natural light, and some great off-camera flash tips as well. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. Darlene Hildebrandt Here are a few bullet points from our conversation, but you need to listen to get the rest this week. Darlene shares a little about her background and education in photography  We…
  • Productive Respites and Floral Fun (Podcast 450)

    Martin Bailey
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:48 pm
    When it’s not possible to get far away from home to a beautiful location, I love to just take a walk in the park with my Macro lens, and have some floral fun. Today I’m going to walk you through a few photos from a recent walk, and talk about how I take some of my flower shots to another level. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. I’ve already talked about my black and white flower shots in the past, but today in addition to walking through my thought processes and a…
  • Oirase Mountain Stream 2014 Travelogue (Podcast 449)

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

  • Pic of the Week (December 12, 2014): Day 50 Nuthatch Tail

    Brandenburg Gallery
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    "In this photo I can feel all the differences in textures that make up this little guy, a favorite at my bird feeders." ~MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 12, 2014): Day 50 Nuthatch TailPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 12 - Dec. 18)! Contact…
  • Pic of the Week (Dec. 5, 2014): M473 White Weasel

    Marcia Mahoney
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    "Not only is this first color image of Jim's fun, to me it mirrors the playful and inquisitive nature of both teenagers." ~DianeBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 5, 2014): M473 White WeaselPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 5 - Dec. 11)! Contact…
  • 2015 Jim Brandenburg Calendars! Limited Supply.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:42 am
    MN Conservation Volunteer- MN Wild Orchids $18Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center $18.95Sigurd Olson's Listening Point $15Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to purchase any of Jim's beautiful calendars before we run out. 
  • Pic of the Week: Horse and Sleigh

    Marcia Mahoney
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    "Over the river and through the woods."~ MilliBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (November 28, 2014): M573 Horse and SleighPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Nov. 28 - Dec. 4)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take advantage of this…
  • Pic of the Week: Frosted Grass Sparkles

    Marcia Mahoney
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
     "This is the perfect illustration of mornings this time of year in the north country. These beautiful golden sparkles brought the story of Rumplestiltskin to my mind, the miller's daughter having to spin straw into gold.  That is what has happened here.  Jim has spun frosted grass into translucent gold and silver."~ MarciaBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (November 21, 2014): NW679 Frosted Grass SparklesPic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and…
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    Dan Bailey's Adventure Photography Blog

  • Digital Photography School 12 Days of Christmas Sale

    Dan Bailey
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    It’s that time again, kids!! Every year, Digital Photography School does a really fun 12 Days of Christmas Sale, and the 2014 version is now underway! Every day they offer a significant discount on one of their photography eBooks or video tutorials, which they … Continue reading →
  • Check Out These Huge Cyber Photography Deals

    Dan Bailey
    1 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    Cyber Monday is officially underway, and while I would never condone getting up early and standing in line at the big box store, saving lots of money is usually a pretty good thing, especially if you can do it from the … Continue reading →
  • Save 30% on My Behind The Action eBook

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

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

    Dan Bailey
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Cameras are cool, but it’s the glass that really counts. After all, lenses are main reason you buy into any camera system. As much as you love your current DSLR or mirrorless body, in a few years, you’ll no doubt be using the … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • Komorebi

    .me.
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    My last post as Burn Diary contributor, and I’m taking a wee bit liberty with this one. It’s a recent scan of a picture I made for my ongoing personal series, Komorebi. This week has been great, and I’d like to thank @kayaleeberne, @diegorlando, and @davidalanharvey for the opportunities, help and generosity. Thank you, Instagramers, for your views and kind words. And a special thank you to dear Uncle Sohrab, for his continual kindness and friendship, for which I’m ever grateful. @zhaosheila for @burndiary
  • Bar stool

    david alan harvey
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Bar stool, London.
  • Pillow

    david alan harvey
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Just arrived London. My room pillow. Shoreditch.
  • London

    david alan harvey
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
      I just arrived London and my room view. From Shoreditch.
  • A gloomy day

    .me.
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:07 am
    Today’s been a gloomy day in Shanghai. Now, finally, nightfall. @zhaosheila for @burndiary
 
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Cool Bayfronts

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you have been good all your life and kind to others, as a reward, may you end up on the Historic Bayfront in Newport, Oregon. It's that cool!This is not a travel blog but, I can tell you that the Bayfront, with all its restaurants and shops, is one of many cool places in Newport  to spend your family vacation. You can spend hours and hours there but, there is also the Nye Beach District, Yaquina Outstanding Natural Area, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center, NOAA, and if all else fails...spend all your time on pristine beaches surfing, sun bathing,…
  • Best Vacation Spots | Newport, Oregon

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Maybe I'm partial, since I live in Newport, Oregon that, just maybe it's one of the best vacation spots on the Oregon Coast. There is a lot to do and there are some great accommodations to be had!Probably the best know attractions in Newport are the "Oregon Coast Aquarium" and the "Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center". Both are located in South Beach across the Yaquina Bay Bridge.  You can easily spend a day, or even two exploring both. Then there is the Nye Beach District!However, the focus here is on the Historic Bayfront Area which houses multiple cool restaurants, shops, fish…
  • Street Scenes

    6 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    One of the great things about being a photographer is to go down a street in any town and capture interesting things about the town with your camera.Silverton, Oregon is one of those places that is cool to photograph. It has a lot to offer...it's a quaint place with friendly people and, far enough away from any big city as to get influenced by any hustle bustle!The first photo is of the "Red Bench" antique store. A must place to visit when you go to Silverton! Great antiques at reasonable prices. The Red BenchThe Red BenchSilver Creek runs through town and here you are viewing the backside of…
  • A Little Fishing On The Siletz River

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

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

  • Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites

    ezprints
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:19 pm
    Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites is a post from: ezprints Blog Nikon has issued a press release that warns potential buyers of Nikon D800E’s to use caution when purchasing said cameras from online auction sites and classifieds. The major camera manufacturer says they have received a number of Nikon D800E’s in for repair only to find out they were actually D800′s disguised in a D800E case. [...] The post Nikon Cautions Buyers As Multiple Fake Nikon D800E Cameras Surface On Online Auction Sites appeared first on DIY…
  • Leica V-Lux Typ 114 Sample Images

    ezprints
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Leica V-Lux Typ 114 Sample Images is a post from: ezprints Blog Ahead of our full review, here are 57 sample images taken with the Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) super-zoom camera. The Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) is a superzoom camera with a 24-400mm zoom range and a large 1-inch CMOS sensor. Read the preview » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/lR6P3E6KiDQ/story01.htm
  • Win 1 Of 12 Essential Photography Tools From Douglas Software!

    ezprints
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Win 1 Of 12 Essential Photography Tools From Douglas Software! is a post from: ezprints Blog Douglas Software have 12 photography tools to give away in today’s prize draw. click below to read the full original post by the authorePHOTOzinehttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ephotozine/~3/uhPdkjiXtjk/win-1-of-12-essential-photography-tools-from-douglas-software–26588
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guides

    ezprints
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    2014 Holiday Gift Guides is a post from: ezprints Blog Stumped for a gift for your favorite photographer? Or maybe you came in under budget on your holiday shopping and you have just enough left over for a little something for yourself? Either way, we’ve got some suggestions. Our holiday gift guides cover gifts in three price categories - $ 25-100, $ 100-500, $ 500 and up – to help you find the right present at the right price. Click through for links to all three guides click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review…
  • 15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

    ezprints
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity is a post from: ezprints Blog Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of talented photographers have a wonderful opportunity to reveal themselves not only as artists, but also as teachers. Like all creatives, photographers can sometimes experience creative block or a lack of […] The post 15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity by Nancy Young appeared first on Digital Photography School. click below to read the full original post by the…
 
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    Quotidian Photography by Jessica

  • Sneak Peek - Marin and Eric

    Jessica Mironov
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:18 pm
    A few photos from a recent wedding that I can't wait to share with you.*Want to have me photograph your wedding? Contact me for more details!*
  • Happy Guinea Pig Saturday!

    Jessica Mironov
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    I know it doesn't sound quite as good as Caturday, but these guinea pigs were really too cute not to share, even if they don't create a good portmanteau with any day of the week.We had two pairs of pigs, each a mother/daughter set, and all very cute.Guinea pigs love snuggles too.And who doesn't love a good guinea pig bum shot?For the second pair, we brought out some lettuce. And now I don't think I ever want to photograph a guinea pig without lettuce. I think you'll see why.Lady and the Tramp!Lettuce tug of war.Where did all the lettuce go?Look! There's some. I must grab it.Yum. Find…
  • Some Recent Shoots . . . Coming Soon on the Blog!

    Jessica Mironov
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:12 pm
    I know this blog has been awfully quiet, but that's because I've been busy with some really fun shoots that I can't wait to share with you! More updates soon, I promise!*Want to have me photograph you? Contact me for more details!*
  • Happy Caturday!

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

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

  • Fleur de Paradis

    3 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Fleur de ParadisFleur de Paradisfleur de paradis by Imagineerz!My Google+ profile https://plus.google.com/u/0/104819731733524270102/
  • flower [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: flower
  • shell [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: shell
  • fleur de paradis [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    imagineerz posted a photo: fleur de paradis
  • Matariki [Flickr]

    imagineerz
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    imagineerz posted a photo: Matariki - Maori New Year
 
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    Photography Life

  • Nikon Releases Firmware Updates for D750 and D810

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Nikon has just released firmware updates for two of its most recent and highly regarded full-frame cameras, the D750 and D810. Updates for both cameras fix a small number of equally mild issues, but is still worth downloading for best experience during use. Keep reading for details and download links!Nikon D750 Firmware Version C:1.01 DetailsThe new firmware update for Nikon D750 fixes the following issues (quote):When shooting with an optional Speedlight and Auto FP high-speed sync enabled with On selected for ISO sensitivity settings > Auto ISO sensitivity control in the photo shooting…
  • X-Rite i1Display Pro Calibration System Discount at B&H

    Romanas Naryškin
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:19 am
    For the next few hours, B&H is offering a huge discount on what is likely among the best screen calibration systems out there – the X-Rite i1Display Pro. It is the system of Nasim’s personal choice and one I am looking to purchase, too. Hopefully, the stock does not run out before I order my copy!X-Rite i1Display ProThe regular price of this device is, as near as makes no difference, $250. And that is quite a lot. However, for the next nine and a half hours, there is a $95 discount. On top of that, B&H is offering a $25 mail-in rebate, which means the price is down to…
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Q&A Session #2

    Romanas Naryškin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    I did the first Lightroom Q&A session over a year ago and I think it is about time I do one again. As before, you are welcome to ask any question you like about Lightroom. I very much hope to answer all of them by updating this article. I will run this session for up to a week and update the article regularly with answers. If there are any questions very specific to a certain case, I may answer them in the comments section. Specific, to-the-point questions will be answered in this article, while questions requiring more extensive explanation may be covered in separate articles in the…
  • Profoto B1 500 AirTTL Firmware Update

    Romanas Naryškin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Do you remember the Profoto B1 flash? We had the pleasure of reviewing it a few months ago. If you are into flash photography and need a portable, but powerful light source, I suggest you read that review. Suffice to say it left us thoroughly impressed. And now Profoto decided to add to the already good impression by releasing a firmware update. As if a firmware update for a strobe isn’t peculiar enough, it’s not actually meant to fix any issues (not that there were any, in our experience). Nope. It’s there to add an actual feature, and one strobists will very much…
  • On Comparing Cameras and Sensors

    Iliah Borg
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:09 pm
    It reminds me of Goldoni’s “Servant of Two Masters“; only masters are now more than two and quite often they are not only capricious but they do not know what they want. First, any comparison is open to critics because even in a well-equipped lab it is impossible to repeat the shooting conditions from a year ago, or even from a day before while shooting to compare a newer model to an older one; the criteria for necessary accuracy is not set, or not made public, or not recognized by the community. Second, one single body in the testing opens the door for sample variation…
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    Photo Infos

  • Latest Hasselblad lenses set to star in future Hollywood blockbusters

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Some of the world's leading cinematographers mingled with key Hollywood figures at a packed Los Angeles theatre venue last night (Dec 9) for the launch of latest cutting edge camera technology that will be used to make future big screen blockbusters. Film-makers were invited to 'test drive' the new ARRI Rental ALEXA 65 camera system, which comes complete with specially adapted Hasselblad HC lenses. ARRI says the new system (available from January) comprises camera, lenses and a complete image workflow, and has been developed to capture images of 'staggering intensity and definition'. Said…
  • Professional Photographers of America Offers Additional Business Benefits

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:53 am
    Adds Allied Business Network to Membership Perks ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) has added the Allied Business Network (ABN) to its roster of membership discounts. “We understand photographers got into the business because of the pictures,” said Kristen Hartman, PPA director of member value and experience. “Photographers are artists, and that’s what they want to focus on. PPA is proud to offer these perks and savings to our members to help them save some money and focus on what they love.” The Allied Business Network benefit can…
  • Fujifilm Announces Macro Tubes and Launch Timing for New Firmware Updates

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Major firmware update and PC Tethered Shooting Software planned for FUJIFILM X-T1; updates coming for FUJIFILM X-E2, X-E1, X-Pro1 and X30 Valhalla N.Y., November 20, 2014 – WEBWIRE – FUJIFILM North America Corporation today announced two new Macro Extension Tubes for the award-winning line of X-Series interchangeable lens cameras; plus a launch date for a major firmware update and PC Tethered Shooting Software HS-V5 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver and X-T1 Black cameras. New firmware updates that deliver additional features and enhanced controls will also be available for the…
  • Canon Introduces The World's Longest 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-Format Single-Sensor Cameras

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

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

  • All Because of You

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:58 pm
    I walked into the tea house off Rush Street in Chicago, my hair windblown and my nose red from the cold. I scanned the tables and she yelled behind the counter, he's sitting by the fireplace! I smiled at her and raised a gloved hand in appreciation. I walked over to you and you helped me out of my coat and told me to toast my hands by the fire. You grabbed my hand and we walked to the counter to place our drink order. Before you paid, the girl with the dreadlocks behind the counter said, he waited for you...he told me he'd order when you arrived because a warm drink without you isn't the…
  • When Doing Business, Always Have a Contract

    14 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have recently booked a wedding for December 27th, since the bride has asked us we have been trying to meet with her in person to sign our contract and discuss the big day. One problem is she hasn't been returning our messages/calls, it's getting uncomfortably close to the wedding and still little to no contact. I wouldn't mind so much if this is happened at a different time of the year, but we are cutting down our time with family at Christmas for this wedding. What should I do? Sincerely, No Contact, No Contract Dear NCNC, There's two ways to handle this situation: 1. if…
  • What Questions Should I Ask a Wedding Photographer?

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    So often I see articles in bridal magazines or on wedding planning websites instructing what questions a bride should ask before hiring a wedding photographer. I understand they're meant to help, but most of them omit truly revealing components to what wedding photographers aspire to achieve. For example, here are a few questions I came across in a recent article regarding Meeting with Your Wedding Photographer...     Is it okay for other people to take photos while you're taking photos?     What do you wear to a wedding?     Do you have my wedding date…
  • Family Ties

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    The older I get, the more I realize things I should've realized decades ago. Don't respond when you're angry...never leave the house without saying I Love You...wear new underwear on your birthday...basically, all the things my mother told me a thousand times before, but I refused to pay attention. My mother would yell reminders as we ran out the door on the way to basketball practice or whisper them as she kissed us goodnight. Whenever possible, she'd indoctrinate her five children with familial ideology that boiled down one thing: love your siblings, always. All these years later--in spite…
  • Filing for a DBA, LLC + Taking a Paycheck

    7 Dec 2014 | 7:33 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I have no clue where to start with how to pay myself out of the business. I finally figured out that I need to do the DBA, LLC, tax ID (not that I've figured out that exactly yet)... If I need to talk to an accountant, tax person or WHAT. You know, the stuff you don't learn when you decide to get a degree in art photography... I can't find anything in my research! Please help! Sincerely, All Sorts of Confused Dear All Sorts of Confused, You asked a few questions that could result in hundreds of blog posts, but I'd love to offer a few things that I've learned along the way.
 
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    Views Infinitum

  • View 350: Frozen Dome Classic

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

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

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

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

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

  • Essential Tips for Cold-Weather Photography – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    Don’t take your camera out into the cold without proper preparation! This infographic and its accompanying article will tell you the essential tips you need to know to protect yourself and your gear. Source Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
  • Robots for your Photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:32 am
    A new start-up Robots for your Photos is coming up with a new service for photographers. It makes every photographer’s life much easier by making the sharing of his/her photos online as simple as possible. Do you like to share your photos on various online services ? And what about uploading every single photo over and over again ? I bet you’re not crazy about that, and neither is Tomas Hellebrand. Which is why he has come up with Robots for your Photos, a new service for photographers that takes care of the boring tasks: uploads photos into various photo servers and online…
  • 10 Beautiful Christmas photography

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    13 Dec 2014 | 12:36 am
    Thumbnail picture is under CC license by christmasstockimages.com Beautiful Christmas Photography Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmaesse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual commemoration of the birth ofJesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by billions of peoplearound the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide. Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians, and is…
  • 10 beautiful photography of French Castles

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:35 am
    French Castles A�castle�(from�Latin�castellum) is a type of�fortified�structure built in�Europe�and the�Middle East�during theMiddle Ages�by�nobility. Scholars debate the scope of the word�castle, but usually consider it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a�palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was a public defence�– though there are many similarities among these types of construction. Usage of the term has varied…
  • When to Use JPEG, GIF, and PNG – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    If you’d like to know exactly which is the perfect image filetype to use for which images, and save a lot of space and bandwidth in the process while maintaining a quality image, check out the handy reference below for the facts. Source: WhoIsHostingThis.com Author informationJean-Michel LeclercqPhotographer from Paris - France You can see his work on his Portfolio : http://photos.jmleclercq.comTwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedIn
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • These are engagement portraits? Oh yes they are.

    G.E. Masana
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    One look at these and you might think they’re from a magazine or a fashion spread. Look, they’re simply two people deeply in love. I don’t tell couples to “look more adoringly at each other” or “tell her you love her.” When photographers do that routine, the couples play act and it looks fake because it’s on command. I want real feelings in my engagement portraits. You can’t get natural expressions where people are flush with passion in the look on their faces if you play act. They have to be immersed in their feelings for each other. Look and see. What you’re seeing here…
  • What does love look like?

    G.E. Masana
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    When people are deeply in love, it shows. They can’t help but show it. Their expressions happen naturally. There’s a spark that happens. That’s the moment I want in my camera. You can’t pose love. The post What does love look like? appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • The most passionate engagement portraits you’ll probably ever see

    G.E. Masana
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    One of the things I’ve discovered about love in my journeys as a historian and documentarian of people in love, is: Love Comes In Degrees Not everyone in love loves equally. Some love more. Some love less. When it’s more, it can reach a boiling point where passion for their partner is as hot as it can be. But not everyone has that depth, that degree of passion. This couple did. It so shows in the portraits I created of them. Why? Because. I have people get into their emotions. They feel it. They live their love in front of my camera. In my portraits you see the passion they feel in their…
  • Wedding Photograph Of The Week {New York Wedding Photographer}

    G.E. Masana
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    When wedding blogs and bridal magazines publish photos of my wedding photography, their interest is in depicting the wedding details such as flowers, colors, jewelry and items of that nature. I do photograph those as they are important and part of the wedding, yet to me, wedding photography is about depicting the moments. The day after the wedding, everything becomes history. Your history. We visit the wedding day again and again via the photos because of the day’s meaning, because it was of significance in our lives and a day everyone who has meaning to you all came together to…
  • I photograph the world’s nicest engaged couples

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

  • Death Valley fall workshop

    Mike Walker
    30 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Had a fun workshop in Death Valley National Park. November is such a great time to visit, the temperatures are in the 70’s and the days are shorter so the sunrises are later and the sunsets come earlier. Photographing the Mesquite Flat sand dunes is always a special treat and something I could do everyday. The shapes, colors and textures are ever changing as the sunlight creates dramatic graphic patterns. Since sunset comes a little earlier, the group had several opportunities to shoot the night sky. Death Valley is one of the darkest places in the U.S. and the number of stars that you…
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    Italy Wedding Photographer | Rochelle Cheever

  • Amore a Venezia

    Rochelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    Australian couple, Julie and Brian were friends that fell in love on a trip to Asia. During their slow romance Julie became enamored with Brian’s witty sense of humor and gentlemanly charm. He admired her massive heart and in hopes of holding on to it Brian popped the question “mi vuoi sposare” (will you marry me). The Italian words would soon continue as their enthusiasm for travel prompted them to plan another abroad adventure for their wedding in Venice, Italy and make it part of a three month trip abroad to Europe. The occasion’s theme was to represent them as a couple, fun and…
  • Wedding Photography Ravello Italy

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Happy2WB Stills Shoot-NC Photographer

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

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

  • Death Valley 2014

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

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

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

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

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

  • 11 Stocking Stuffers Under $50 for Photographers

    Sheen Watkins
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Just a few days left before it’s December 25th. Hopefully all of your online, cyber, mall shopping is done and gifts are already under your tree. If you need a few more stocking stuffer items for photographers in your family, these last minute gift ideas will go directly to their camera bag for use throughout the year.

 These gifts are available at several online stores (Amazon.com, B&H and company direct too). If you’re running out of shipping time, these stocking stuffers will more than likely be available in your local camera retailer too.

 By the way, a few of…
  • 30 Awesome Photography Links to Dial Up Your Inspiration Quotient

    Toad Hollow Photography
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone.  This week’s list features a wide variety of topics and images, created by some of the best artists working in the field today.  We truly hope you enjoy checking out these links as much as the Toad did in bringing this list to you. Photo by João Lavinha Tutorials How To Shoot Motorcycles Using Only One Speedlight – this tutorial takes us through the intricate steps of…
  • 15 Outstanding Examples of Photographic Minimalism

    Jason D. Little
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Less is more. It has become a rather trite expression, but that doesn’t make it any less true. There are times when creative works benefit by being constructed from only the bare essentials, no extraneous stuff. No distractions. Minimalism, or the use of stripped-down design elements, is about, as comedian Bob Newhart once declared, “saying the most with the least.” It’s not always necessary to fill the frame in order to make an interesting photograph. To be sure, minimalism is wide open to interpretive flourishes; macro, negative space, and abstract photography can also be…
  • What You Need to Know Before Buying Your First Serious Camera

    Jason Row
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    The rise of cameraphones has had two significant effects on photography. First it has dramatically increased the number of images that we are taking and, secondly, it has changed the way many people first get into, what we might call, proper photography. Before, most people that took a step up to an SLR or a DSLR, did so from a compact camera. These days they are much more likely to be doing it from a smartphone. Because of this, entering the word of the serious camera may seem quite daunting to the first time buyer so, with apologies to our many experienced members, today we are going to…
  • How to Use Lightroom’s Lens Correction Controls

    Jason Row
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    All lenses distort. Most have some degree of barrel distortion as well as pin cushioning. They often also have other issues such as chromatic aberration and vignetting. Modern day lenses keep these issues well controlled but can never eliminate them entirely. For this reason we have lens correction software. Until recently this software often took the form of standalone apps or plugin for Photoshop. Nowadays, however, most higher end software will have lens correction built in. Today we are going to take a look at one of the most powerful of the built-in tools, Lightroom’s Lens Corrections.
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  • Don’t Ignore the Ordinary

    Nicole S. Young
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:20 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus. Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic natural formation, such as Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, or a particular event or classic scene, it’s always good to come home with your own version of those sought-after photographs. While theses photographs are great, it can be easy to have blinders on to everything else. Just because you are in a National park to photograph a handful of major landmarks does not mean…
  • Frozen Hot Chocolate: Behind the Scenes

    Nicole S. Young
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Not long ago, I attended IFBC in Seattle. As a food photographer, food conferences are a great place to learn about the industry and network with other food bloggers. I don’t necessarily consider myself a “typical” food blogger, since I focus more on photography and don’t do recipe creation. However, since I photograph and enjoy good food, I do have a lot in common with many of the attendees. During the conference, we were given a Ninja® Kitchen demo by Devin Alexander, showing us their new blender — the Nutri Ninja Auto-IQ. This post is not an advertisement for the…
  • The Basics of Long Exposure Water Photography

    Nicole S. Young
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph something that was moving and make it amazingly beautiful! The main thing that pulled me in was blurring water; I was able to transform splashing, fast-moving water into a cotton-candy wonderland. Creating photographs like these is relatively simple, you just need a few pieces of basic equipment to make it happen. Basically,…
  • My “Top 10″ Favorite Photography Blogs

    Nicole S. Young
    5 Dec 2014 | 7:16 am
    This article was originally published on Photofocus.com Updated as of 11-30-2014 I’ve been following a lot of photography blogs and websites for many years. The vast amount of information about photography on the Internet today is one of the main ways that I was able to learn more about digital photography and post-processing, and it just keeps getting better. So, if you’re looking for some good content to add to your RSS reader (such as Feedly, my personal favorite), then here is an excellent list to get you started. By the way, these are listed in no particular order  ……
  • New eBook & Tutorials: Step by Step with onOne Software

    Nicole S. Young
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I just released a brand-new eBook and tutorials set: Step by Step with onOne Software! I have been working diligently on this project for the past few months and it feels SOOO good to finally release it into the wild. Click here to take a look and view the product details. I know that many onOne pre-order customers already got their copy (if not, please contact onOne and they should be able to help you out). For those of you who did not get in on that promotion then I still have a good deal for you below! ONE WEEK ONLY — SAVE 25%! Get 25% OFF “Step by Step with onOne…
 
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • The Phoenix & The Serpent by Ollie Taylor

    laurenscott
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    The Phoenix & The Serpent by Ollie Taylor has been awarded the title of star image on the DP website this week. It was taken at Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, UK, using 21 images stitched together at 3 different degree angles using a panoramic head. We love the vibrancy of this starscape, and the clever stitching that’s taken place in post-processing. Well done, Ollie! Don’t forget, to be in with a chance of getting your images selected as our pic of the week, upload regularly to the Digital Photographer gallery.  You can create your own gallery profile by registering online with…
  • The Power of Photography

    laurenscott
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:59 am
    Since its inception, photography has been a way to inspire others, and to send a strong message. PhotoVoice is a charity based in the UK that uses photography to bring about positive social change, and they believe in a world in which nobody is denied the right to speak out and be heard. CEO of the charity, Tom Elkins told us why he thinks photography is such a powerful medium to inspire change. “Photography is accessible and immediate, both for those who are taking photographs, and also for those who are viewing them. This makes it a really powerful way to convey a lot of information,…
  • Consider your travel photos

    laurenscott
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:02 am
    Beat the rush Get up early and capture stunning locations tourist free While the tourists and other travellers are still asleep, make the most of the early morning light. This is best one hour after sunrise, depending of course where you are on the globe. Not only is this the perfect time to capture that wonderful warm, golden glow of the ‘magic hour’, but also remember that villages and cities at this time of day are much quieter. This allows you to focus on your composition, instead of avoiding people getting in your shots. Use filters When photographing landscapes, filters are almost…
  • A better photo is second only to learning a new language

    laurenscott
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    Most photographers will tell you that you can never stop honing your skills, and learning new techniques to improve your photography. Research into photo habits, by online learning company lynda.com, reveals that understanding how to take a better photograph is second to learning a new language on the list of skills Brits want to learn. The lynda.com study also highlighted that most of us (64%) now use smartphones or tablets to take photographs, and this surge in mobile photography is driving the desire for many to improve their photos. 92% wish they could take better photos if only they…
  • Consider composition

    laurenscott
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:19 am
    Composition is one of the most important elements of your image-making, but it can often be overlooked when you’re caught up in the moment. Don’t forget that what you do in post-processing, such as cropping, can also be a part of composition, and take a look at these quick tips for a refresher. Take your time. Spend a while studying the object you’re going to photograph, and view it from various angles to decide what the most interesting or relevant viewpoint is. Go upside-down. It can sometimes be easier to compose a shot by upturning the screen or camera. This will detract…
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    Photography Concentrate

  • Gift Idea: Photography Tutorials!

    Lauren Lim
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    Got a photography lover in your life? Give them the gift of a knowledge! It never goes out of style, and there are no batteries required. ;) All of our 11 photography tutorials can be purchased as a gift code, making it super fast and easy for you to give a present that will be sure to get a big high five! Just click here to head to our gift code page where you can get all the details on how to get and give your gift code, and choose the tutorial that your lucky shutterbug will love. There’s something there for any level of photographer. So head on over, check it out, and don’t…
  • Congrats to the Black Friday Giveaway Winners!

    Lauren Lim
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Their names have been up on the giveaway page for a while now, but we wanted to take a quick moment here to congratulate our winners in our Black Friday Giveaway! The Grand Prize went to Eddie M. and he’s enjoying his new Sony a5100 camera! Second Prize went to Shelby B. and we hope she has a blast with her new GoPro Hero! And Third Prize went to Melody B. and she’s putting her Fuji Instax to good use and taking adorable shots of her family! A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway and grabbed a tutorial for a sweet deal! We hope you have a wonderful…
  • Infographic: 36 Ways to Make Money as a Photographer

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

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

    Lauren Lim
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    Whew! That’s a long title, but it’s because we’ve been working for a long (long) time to get these two free new resources launched! See, we’ve realized that finding camera gear that suits your needs can be tough. Really tough. So we wanted to help! And today we’re super excited to announce the release of two pages designed to help you find the right gear… In The Ultimate Guide to Buying a New Camera you’ll find all the information you need to decide what kind of gear is right for you – including the differences between types of cameras, what…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Curatorial Note: We Are Farmers Exhibition, by Ore Huiying

    Kevin WY Lee
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    Huiying's 'We Are Farmers' is indeed a peep into the little known lives of one of Singapore's few remaining farming families. One may also see it as a small epic of founding generations and legacies, as embodied by Huiying's Grandma, the reluctant protagonist.Related Posts:Getting Personal – 8 Photo Essays on Family in AsiaPhoto Essay: Xayabouri Dam, by Ore HuiyingPLUG & PLAY 3 @ IPA Gallery: Female…Photo Essay: Bay Of Dreams, by Kevin WY LeeMoST Artists explores FAMILY ties in Bangkok, Thailand(Visited 40 times, 42 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Yes Madam, Sorry Ah Sir, by Paul Yeung

    IPA
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Following my concern on collective behavior of common people, I direct my camera lens to the group possessing power: The Police. Honghongers like to call policemen as “Ah Sir” and policewomen as “Madam”. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Royal Malaysia Police, by Eiffel ChongPhoto Essay: Life Between Signals, by Sailendra KharelPhoto Essay: Punks in the Police Camp School, by Chaideer…IPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Showcase: Street Photo Thailand Collective(Visited 1,430 times, 1,436 visits today)
  • Journeys by IPA Workshop Alumni: River Moon, by Dương Hài Cốt

    IPA
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    We spotlight some new work produced by members of the IPA Workshop Alumni, each exploring their new journey in photography. River Moon is a series by Vietnamese photographer Dương Hài Cốt.Related Posts:Young Photographers and their first Projects in VietnamSpotlight: Journeys by IPA Workshop AlumniBefore Tết – Street Photography in Hanoi from the IPA…Join us for IPA PHOTO CAMP HANOI, Vietnam | 16th – 19th…Photographer Spotlight: Hai Thanh, Vietnam(Visited 219 times, 219 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: The Innocent, by Zhang Lijie

    IPA
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:43 pm
    According to international statistics, about eight to fifteen out of a thousand people are autistic, but the numbers are rising. There are more than one million autistic children in China. Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Rare, by Zhang LijiePhotobook: Midnight Tweedle, Zhang LijiePhoto Essay: Sichuan Orphans: Five years on, by Sam WongReflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, ChinaJourneys by IPA Workshop Alumni: Hannah Reyes + Peera…(Visited 454 times, 454 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Best In Show, by Karan Vaid

    IPA
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    The average person may consider a dog show to be a glorified beauty pageant for dogs and on the whole a quirky and rather superfluous affair. In fact most dog shows in India look, sound and smell the same.Related Posts:Photo Essay: The Magical Streets Of Raghu Rai’s IndiaPhoto Essay: Kolkata’s Street Dog Doctor, by Kaushik…Photo Essay: Growing up in Kashmir, by Karan VaidIPA Photo Essay Asia Award 2013 Finalist 6: CHIARA GOIAPhoto Essay: I Woke Up In a Strange Place, by Ajay Malghan(Visited 308 times, 190 visits today)
 
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • James Brandon Black Friday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:07 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. The James Brandon Black Friday deal is now live over at http://rdavispho.to/jamesbrandonblackfriday2014 which takes you right to his store. No coupons are needed – the discounted prices are right there on the items! For the next five days you can get 50% off everything in the store – Video courses, eBooks, Lightroom presets and more! The post James Brandon Black Friday Deal! appeared first on Richard Davis…
  • onOne Software Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal!

    Richard Davis
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:18 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. onOne Software have announced their Black Friday – Cyber Monday deals are now live. Get up to 50% off most of their products! Check it out at http://rdavispho.to/ononeblackfriday2014. You don’t need a coupon code. Just follow the links and the discount is automatically given at checkout. The post onOne Software Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal! appeared first on Richard Davis Photography.
  • Topaz Collection Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deal!

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

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

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

  • Simple Clicks – Joey

    Brent Pennington
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
      Thought we’d step back in time this week and look at an older photo of mine that has persisted as a favorite over the years.  This was taken of my cousin-to-be, Joey, during a photography meet-up that I organized in 2010.  A bunch of photographers, most of us friends from an online community, met […]
  • Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Weekly Post: NO PEBBLE MINE: Pictures from Ground Zero by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn KetchumThank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.Wednesday, December 17, 2014 NO PEBBLE MINE #118, Pictures from Ground Zero:NO PEBBLE MINE #118, Pictures from Ground Zero:  The previous post shows the #headwater of the #Chilikadrotna #River from…
  • Weekly Post: TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    TRACY ARM WILDERNESS - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time by Robert Glenn KetchumTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (#Wilderness), this new blog focuses on a wilderness area in the #Tongass rainforest of southeast Alaska. This is the tale of a 10-day kayak trip - a testament to WHY wilderness is important, by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Tuesday, December 16, 2014TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #17TRACY ARM Wilderness - An Alaskan Kayak "Trip" Through Time, #17:  Not unexpectedly, the familiar sound of…
  • Weekly Post: THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:30 am
    THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS by Robert Glenn KetchumThis is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!Monday, December 15, 2014THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #115HUDSON RIVER #115:  OK! I promise. This is the last picture of “nothing.” Just another wiggly day in front of my ground glass.
  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, December 12, 2014SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #42SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #42…
 
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • 6 Hacks for Amazing Black & White Photographs

    Digital Photography
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    For some black and white photography is a romantic reminder of the bygone days. For others it is very much alive. For many of you reading this, black and white photography was the original medium of expression, powerful shades of grey that captured life as we know it. There is a bit of nostalgia involved […]
  • Photo Editing Workflow Tutorial

    Usnea Lebendig
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:49 am
    If you’ve been practicing photography for a while now, you’ve probably developed some system for post-processing your images. Of course, it’s always great to get the shot perfect in-camera, but since that doesn’t always happen, having a straightforward, streamlined post-processing workflow can save both time and headaches.  The exact workflow process will vary from photographer […]
  • Flashback to the 80’s: A Timewarp Like No Other

    Digital Photography
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Malls in the 80’s were the epicenter of American culture. A social gathering place as much as a vehicle for shopping, people flocked to the mall for music, fashion, food, and people watching. Photographer Michael Galinsky has uncovered his own personal wormhole to this unique time in our country. It was the height of consumerism in […]
  • Top 5 Photo Editing Tools (Absolutely Free)

    Usnea Lebendig
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:25 am
    These days, even the most basic digital cameras can produce great photos – ones you feel happy instantly sharing. Yet once in while you might also need to tweak something – remove red-eye, correct the white balance, crop and/or level the horizon. Adobe Photoshop still remains, of course, the gold standard for editing programs, but […]
  • Top Camera Black Friday Deals

    Usnea Lebendig
    28 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
      If you’re wondering where the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday DSLR camera sales are, check out the following links.  Standards like B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon, and BestBuy are all offering their holiday finest, and even Sigma’s getting into the picture with a sale on their third-party lenses (available at participating retailers).  And, as seems to […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Harold Feinstein Teaser :: Is Photography Art?

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Well its been a big week. I've been in Boston working with Harold Feinstein on what turned out to be almost 4 hours of video interviews with this amazing photographer. We're quickly turning this into a retrospective documentary on Harold Feinstein's life and work. He's an amazing man who's had one of the most amazing careers a photographer could ask for spanning nearly 70 years. Today I'm going to give you a teaser just so you have an idea of how cool this project is going to be when its done. On one of the days I was interviewing Harold, the news broke of Peter Lik's photograph that sold for…
  • My Travel Rig :: Video Gear, Cameras and Lighting

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    By the time you're seeing this - I've been on location in Boston doing the new video documentary. I made this video to document what all I have in my travel rig. Breakdown as follows: Cameras - Sony FS100 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/ez6c Canon 5D Mk III :: http://theartofphotography.tv/fiwn Sony NEX 6 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/jpcw Sony NEX 5 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/33fw Audio - Tascam DR-60D :: http://theartofphotography.tv/l7j7 Sony PCM D50 :: http://theartofphotography.tv/pgg1 Sony Lav Mic - ECM 77b :: http://theartofphotography.tv/olzs Lighting - 2x Ikan IB500 LED…
  • Ferrania Package!

    10 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/announcement-finally http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes A quick update as I'm heading out the door to go to Boston. I got an awesome package from Ferrania in the mail today! Anne and Dave were nice enough to send me one of the new effe t-shirts and a stack of cards - really cool! You can get them yourself if you'd like - check out their website: http://www.filmferrania.it/store/ A few other mini documentaries I've made in the past: Jim Hodges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIdx_cHxrSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFOctOzyY2M…
  • Harold Feinstein

    6 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Harold Feinstein represents one of the great American street photographers of the 20th Century. With a career that's now spanned over almost 70 years, Harold is probably best known for his images of Coney Island. In this video we'll take a look at a life of Harold's work and his importance in the history of photography. And even better - I'll be flying up to Boston next week to spend several days with Harold as we make our first documentary film! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter if you'd like to see behind the scenes updates! http://instagram.com/tedforbes http://twitter.com/tedforbes…
  • Book Giveaways and An Announcement Finally!

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/announcement-finally http://twitter.com/tedforbes http://pinterest.com/tedforbes Quick video today - remember to enter the Twitter book giveaway! Our current theme is botanicals. Submit on Twitter using hashtag #AOPBG Also I'll be flying to Boston this week to start a film on Harold Feinstein! This has been months in the making and I'm really excited to share this with you finally!!!
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    Picaspot.com

  • Saguaro National Park

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    On the west side of Tucson just outside Old Tucson Studios
  • Vyborg Castle

    27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In front of the center of Vyborg you can't mis it
  • Vyborg Castle

    27 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In front of the center of Vyborg you can't mis it
  • Budapest

    20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    Picture is taken on a boad trip on Donau
  • Christina Lake

    20 Oct 2012 | 12:00 am
    In British columbia, a small village Christina, drive north thru Castlegear, you find the spot when the road turns left, you will have a parkingplace on the left side of the road
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • 52 Reasons to Love Photography

    Allen Murabayashi
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Our annual round-up isn’t just about great photography, but also about culturally significant phenomena related to photography. Photography is a language that’s created everyday by billions of people around the world. Three years later, I can still declare that I Love Photography! 1. Because You Can Print Them On Marshmallows Have you ever wondered what a photo *tastes* like? The answer, apparently, is marshmallow when you print your Instagram photos via Boomf. If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can always buy a dozen from Eleni’s like these we had printed of…
  • The Year in Selfies 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    The selfie represents one of the most culturally significant developments in photography of the 21st century. Once designated as the by-product of a narcissistic personality, the selfie and its myriad of niches has transcended this traditional definition. Whether humorous, ironic or serious, the selfie is a mainstay of photographic culture around the world. Here is the world of selfies in 2014. JANUARY The year started off strong for the selfie after The Oxford Dictionaries named it Word of the Year 2013 noting its rapid rise and the number of portmanteaus that entered the mainstream (e.g.
  • Peter Lik Sells the World’s Most Expensive Photo | I Love Photography | Ep. 42 | Dec. 11, 2014

    Allen Murabayashi
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Download the podcast This week we talk about the most expensive photo in the world, and what it all means. Plus 10 predictions about body cameras, and really fun Santa portraits. Our weekly look at all things photographic with Sarah Jacobs and PhotoShelter co-founder Allen Murabayashi. Get the podcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephoto Watch the broadcast: http://bit.ly/ilovephotoyt 1:11 Peter Lik allegedly sells a photo for $6.5m 7:45 Gary Fong defends photographer in Poon/Tang case 11:19 Matthew Leifeit’s images of people looking up. Good idea, poor execution 15:15 Wait Watchers successfully…
  • New Guide: The Inspiration Handbook – 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers

    Sarah Jacobs
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    It’s our last guide of the year! And it’s one you’ll want to keep in your back pocket.In The Inspiration Handbook: 50 Tips from 50 Photography Trailblazers, award-winning photographers, recognized photo editors, and leading industry experts share their best advice to make 2015 a knockout year. Get insights on all the key aspects of building and running your photo business, including: Growing your photo business Marketing your photography Mastering social media Embracing personal projects Understanding your finances Getting hired You’ll hear from some of the most influential names in…
  • The Most Expensive Photo in the World (or the Best Marketing Stunt)

    Allen Murabayashi
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The airways and Internet tubes have been filled with news that Peter Lik has sold a black and white photo of Antelope Canyon for a record setting $6.5 million, raising eyebrows amongst many photographers. This tops the previous record holder, Andreas Gursky, by nearly $2.2m. Andreas Gursky’s Rhine II sold for $4.2m – the most expensive (verified) photo ever. As with his 2010 piece, One, the purported sale was to a private collector, and therefore there was no way to verify the claim. Rumors have swirled for years that Lik’s investors “buy” his works at absurd…
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • untitled #177

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    I could watch the sea for a very long time. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.47pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/8 1/160 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 2x1
  • a shaded beach

    djn1@chromasia.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
    I still have a couple of (pseudo) 'little planets' to post but I thought I'd put this one up first. As you'll see if you take a look at the original I didn't quite nail it in one shot, but I'm happy with the final result. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 1.19pm on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 24mm f/8 1/120 aperture priority +0.7 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no (but 2 images combined)
  • Dubai little planet #2

    djn1@chromasia.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If you'll pardon the pun, here's a slightly different spin on the 'little planet' idea: one constructed from a mirrored copy of an image shot in the Business Bay area of Dubai.
  • Dubai little planet #1

    djn1@chromasia.com
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:39 am
    Little Planets are normally constructed from 360 degree panoramas but I thought I'd have a go at producing some from single images. This is the first, produced from a shot taken from the Park Regis hotel in Dubai. As always, let me know what you think.
  • mark

    djn1@chromasia.com
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The feet seemed like a good idea at the time :) capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 12.45pm on 17/11/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 17.4mm f/8 1/80 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none no
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    The New Camera

  • Panasonic Entry Level 4K Mirrorless Camera Coming at CES 2015

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:10 am
    According to the latest rumors Panasonic will going to announce a entry level mirrorless camera with a option to record 4K video, the affordable camera may be announced at CP+ show 2015,  but we don’t any confirmation about the specification or the arrival date of the camera yet. The other entry level camera that also rumored Continue reading Panasonic Entry Level 4K Mirrorless Camera Coming at CES 2015Related Posts:Fuji X-M2 or X-A2 Coming in Q1 of 2015Canon New Products Coming SoonNikon Camera Coming in 2015Fuji Mirrorless Camera Coming in June 2013Fujifilm Entry Level Mirrorless…
  • Fuji X100T High ISO Test with Ricoh GR, X100S, Coolpix A and LX100

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    Take a look at the Fuji X100T high ISO test with different popular cameras, the Fuji X100T sensor is however not new and it is same as of X100S sensor, take a look at the High ISO test below and share your thoughts with us Fujifilm X100T vs Rich GR, the X100T is showing bit realistic Continue reading Fuji X100T High ISO Test with Ricoh GR, X100S, Coolpix A and LX100Related Posts:Fuji X100T vs Fuji X100SConfirmed: Fuji X100T ComingFuji X100T Coming on SoonFujifilm Rumor Roundup – Photokina 2014More Images of Fujifilm X100T Surfaced
  • Canon to use Sony Sensor in Upcoming DSLR

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    Canon recently used the Sony made 1 inch sensor in recently announced Canon powershot G1X camera, But Why Canon used a Sony made Sensor in its Pro Compact camera ? The answer camera directly from Masaya Maeda – Managing Director and Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operations at Canon he said “We select the best Continue reading Canon to use Sony Sensor in Upcoming DSLRRelated Posts:Canon to use Sony Multilayer SensorCanon G7 X Sensor is Not Made by CanonCanon Working on New Mirrorless System CameraCanon 4K Compact Camcorder Coming SoonCanon G17 Rumor Update
  • Nikon D7200 to Feature 51 Points AF System

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Latest specification surfaced over the web is bit different from the previous one, the upcoming camera will features possibly a newly developed 24 MP APS–C sensor and a 51 points AF system (Nikon D7100 also features a 51 point AF system), Nikon D7200 Major Leaked Specification New 24MP APS-C sensor Nikon D750 styled body with a tilting screen Expeed Continue reading Nikon D7200 to Feature 51 Points AF SystemRelated Posts:Nikon D7200 vs Nikon D7100 – Rumored Specification…Nikon D7200 Leaked SpecificationNikon D800S Coming on June 2014Nikon D750 Full Specification LeakedNikon…
  • Nikon working on a Fullframe Mirrorless Camera

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:58 pm
    According to the latest patent document surfaced over the web via egami, Nikon is working on a fullframe mirrorless lens (that’s what I catch after reading translated text from Japanese, Maybe I am wrong…), the lens covers a optical range of 28-80mm and also features built-in optical Image stabilization [VR]. see the translated text below via Continue reading Nikon working on a Fullframe Mirrorless CameraRelated Posts:Nikon Working on a Medium Format CameraNikon 135mm F1.8 Lens patentNikon Lens Patent: 16-35mm F2.8 VRTamron 50mm F1.8 Lens PatentPatent – Nikon 1 10-145mm Lens
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • Your Favourite – Photo Contest December 2014

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Share your favorite images before December 31th, 2014, Send us your images related to “Favorite images ” Theme. The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Winners will be featured at the Aperture Light Website. The Contest is Open to all and free to enter. Eligibility: 18+ Free to Enter Prizes: Winner Will […]
  • Photo of the Year contest 2014 – 2015

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:55 pm
    This year we are excited to welcome Outdoor Project as our new organizing partner. As last year’s Professional Category sponsor, Outdoor Project will work with Friends of Outdoor School to run the contest. Their passion for promoting environmental education and using inspiring photography to get people outside is the perfect fit. The contest closes February […]
  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Now in its 50th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography. The competition is co-owned by two UK institutions that pride themselves on revealing and championing the diversity of life on Earth – the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. There is a major […]
  • World Press Photo 2015

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:41 pm
    For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, so the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions. All […]
  • December 2014 Photo Contest – New Camera

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Participate in the ongoing contest at thenewcamera.com, you can upload your images at Flickr group or send us via email if you don’t have a flickr account, please upload your images under #portrait , #HDR , #landscape , #anythinggoes , #newcamera , #blackandwhite and #wedding Eligibility: Worldwide Entry Fee Free to Enter Categories to enter […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Baby Grows Up Too Fast

    Montana
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Earlier this year, I was absolutely impressed when I got to see a 4 minute video of a girl named Lotte, which included her portraits since she was born up to 14 years old. Her dad decided to capture short moments of her while growing up and put them together in this impressive video, which I consider nothing shorter than genius. The video was given as a gift, and I am sure it is going to remain the most valuable gift Lotte has ever received – I know it would be for me, definitely. The dad, Hofmeester, claims that he did the same for his son, Vince, and he does that because it is a great way…
  • Capturing the Moment in Wedding

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

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

  • Genevieve and family photo session at Royal Roads

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

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

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:49 pm
    We’ve been busy with Christmas Mini Sessions in our small studio, which is fantastic. This allows us to give clients what they need with small kids and not have to worry about it being cold or raining. And a Christmas theme to boot. Grandparents love these types of photos. Here is another Christmas mini session that we shot over the weekend. They had a lot of fun and so did we. This was shot by my wife, Seana. Great captures of these cute kids! Limited sessions available until Dec. 24th. Book your session today by contact me at jason@vandervalk.ca
  • Mickey family photo session in East Sooke Park

    admin
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Sometimes you get families that just like to have fun. Ones that just go with the flow, laugh, joke, play around. Well, this was one of them. And it was a lot of fun hanging with them in Aylard Farm in East Sooke Park. We had some really nice back lighting for our session starting late in the afternoon. Everyone brought their smiles with them and some funny faces, but we worked through this full family session and the results are wonderful. It was just one of those sunsets tucking behind the large trees that made this light magical. Dad and son, talking about how this would be a great wide…
  • Holiday Studio Mini Sessions

    admin
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:51 pm
    Over the last few weeks myself and my wife, Seana, have been working very hard at creating a space for an indoor studio in our garage and we are finally there, ready to open the door to everyone to help preserve your special memories. And what better time then a themed Christmas themed shoot?! We are offering 20 minute sessions for your family from now until Dec. 24th. What do you get? 20 minute session for up to 3 people (contact us if you have more) 5 high resolution digital images. You can do what you want with them. Print them, email them, share them and love them Your photos will be sent…
 
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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • Comment bien préparer son sac photo

    Celine Manceron
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    Au cours du mois de décembre, nous avons organisé, Guillaume et moi, 3 conférences en ligne et totalement gratuites afin de vous aider dans la réalisation de vos photos des fêtes de fin d’année. La première concernait le sac photo, et la composition du sac photo. Suite à de nombreuses demandes de votre part (des personnes présentes et absentes), nous avons enregistré la session, et nous vous la mettons à disposition ! Vous pouvez donc dès maintenant, voir et revoir tous nos conseils sur préparer un sac photo.  En synthèse, ce qu’il y a à retenir dans la composition…
  • Observez le monde qui vous entoure

    Celine Manceron
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Savez vous que vous n’avez pas besoin de faire 3 000km pour prendre des photos ? Savez vous également que vous n’avez pas besoin de planifier une journée « photo » pour en faire ? On oublie trop souvent, en tant que photographe, qu’on peut faire de la photo tout le temps, et partout ! Et surtout, dès qu’on sort de chez soit (bon, même en restant chez soit). Le matin, quand vous prenez le métro, le vélo (attention tout de même), le tram, le train… Dès que vous faites un pas dans la rue, vous pouvez vous trouver nez à nez…
  • Faîtes des photos de touriste

    Celine Manceron
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    Je me connais, j’ai un gros défaut… Je ne sais pas faire des photos de touriste. Donc quand on part en vacances, en voyage, je vais toujours chercher à faire les photos en vue d’un livre photo, d’un reportage sur Photopassion, ou d’une publication sur mon site, mais j’oublie souvent le côté souvenir, et photo de touriste… et c’est un tord. Car, oui, les photos artistiques, c’est bien pour son book ! Les reportages également ! Mais garder également des photos des personnes avec qui on a partagé ces moments, de notre famille,…
  • Pensez au papier !

    Celine Manceron
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 am
    On ne va pas parler photo, ou appareil photo aujourd’hui… ou très peu… Mais, ne vous inquiétez pas, on va bien rester dans la monde de la photo. Malheureusement aujourd’hui, on fait un peu trop confiance en nos ordinateurs / smartphones… Résultat des courses, tout notre répertoire de contact est sur notre téléphone… Mais aussi nos mails, nos adresses… Le problème, c’est qu’est ce qu’il se passe quand vous n’avez plus de batterie ? quand vous n’avez plus accès à la 3G/4G ? ou si on vous vole tout simplement votre…
  • Cachez votre matériel photo

    Celine Manceron
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    L’inconvénient avec la photo, et avec les réflex.hybrides, c’est que le matériel est incombrant… et donc qu’il est voyant. Résultat des courses, on attire vite les voleurs ! Pendant les prises de vue :  Pendant les prises de vue, on a notre matériel autour du cou, ou attachez à une lanière, ou harnais… Le problème, c’est que sur les lanières des marques, il est inscrit en gros la marque, et le nom de l’appareil photo ! Bref, on peut difficilement faire plus discret. Pour ne pas attirer l’attention des voleurs, je vous conseille déjà…
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    Stay Focused

  • Flying Museums

    Arnie Lee
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:36 am
    Warbirds up Close For more than a 15 years in one of my previous careers, our company was immersed in the world of flight simulation. One of the most enjoyable parts of the job was attend the many aviation air shows and events. Yearly we would trek to Florida, California, New York and Wisconsin to name a few place where we could see and touch a multitude of flying machines. My favorite time was to stroll along side the many historic aircraft from World War II. Here’s an up close look at of some of the warbird aircraft that we eagerly visited but from a slightly different viewpoint than…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014

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

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • Wedding Reception Table Details

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

    Linsey Kelsey
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Fort Myers Beach Engagement Please read this wonderful review that Sam sent us on instagram… The post Fort Myers Beach Engagement Photography appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
  • Naples Beach Wedding

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:20 pm
    The post Naples Beach Wedding appeared first on Florida Wedding Photographer - Fort Myers, Naples, Sanibel Island.
 
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    The Creative's Corner

  • My New and Exciting Photography

    admin
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    There’s something new and exciting with my photography. While I’ll continue to do all the nature and landscape photography that you’re familiar with, I’ve been wanting to do more. I want to create images from my imagination, using both my photography and drawing skills. I’ve spent the last several months coming up with 4 self-assignment “topics” and roughed out several pieces in each one. These pieces of art will explore some interesting areas, and they will all be limited editions of 10. Here’s my first creation from my Door series, called…
  • Have A Happy, And Slightly Twisted, Holiday Season.

    admin
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Following are some of my favorite Holiday music videos. You’ll find the entire spectrum from traditional to shall we say, unique. I hope you enjoy them. There are two new performers this year whose music really brightens up my Holidays. The first is Lindsey Sterling, an amazing hip-hop violinist with some great moves. Listen to her perform Celtic Carol, What Child Is This and Silent Night. The other performer is Pentatonix, an acappella group whose voices blend beautifully. List to their versions of Carol Of The Bells and That’s Christmas To Me. I’ve always been a big fan of…
  • Get December’s Computer Wallpaper

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    My December wallpaper is ready for you. It’s a picture of Sedona, Arizona after a snow storm. It’s not uncommon for the snow to melt by noon the day after a storm. Get your copy at http://www.JeffColburn.com Have Fun, Jeff
  • How to survive as a professional photographer

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

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

  • Cloud Sculptures

    Michael Frye
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Cloud formations, approaching storm, Mariposa, ThursdayIt was windy last Thursday as the big storm was approaching. Walking from my office toward the house I noticed some unusual clouds to the southwest. I didn’t make it to the house; I grabbed my camera bag and tripod, climbed the small hill behind my office, and spent the next half hour photographing clouds. The clouds overhead were dark, but I could see clear skies to the southwest. The light from that clear patch created a beautiful golden glow on the underside of the clouds, as if it were sunset, even though it was just past noon.
  • Finding Rhythm

    Michael Frye
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Curious deer, YosemiteWe all know that music has rhythm. Speech has rhythm too: the cadence of words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs gives language its order and structure, and makes it easier to understand. We don’t usually think of photographs as having rhythm, but they do – or, at least, good ones do. Most effective photographs have some kind of repetition, a pattern that helps give the image cohesion and rhythm. The tenth issue of Photograph digital magazine just came out, and it includes an article of mine called “Finding Rhythm.” I’ve been thinking a lot about…
  • Another Storm on the Way

    Michael Frye
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Clearing storm from Tunnel View, January 2012A powerful storm is forecast to reach California soon. It could be the strongest storm here since 2008, with lots of rain, high-elevation snow, and potentially damaging winds. Yosemite could get two to three inches of rain, with a couple feet of snow above 8,000 feet. Areas further north could get even more. Meteorologists are talking about potential flooding in some places, and mudslides in burned areas. Is this the start of a wet winter? It’s too early to tell, but we’re certainly due for one. There are two more storms forecast for…
  • Moon Above Half Dome

    Michael Frye
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Moon rising above Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Thursday eveningLast Thursday evening the moon was due to rise in an interesting spot. I checked PhotoPills and The Photographer’s Ephemeris, and it looked like you’d see the nearly-full moon rise right over Half Dome if you were standing at Tunnel View. But I wasn’t sure the moon would be visible, as there were a lot of clouds. On Tuesday and Wednesday most of California had received a good soaking – the biggest storm the state has seen in two years. Yosemite Valley got about 1.4 inches of rain, and a foot or two of snow…
  • Moonbeams Over Yosemite Valley

    Michael Frye
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Moon setting on a misty night, El Capitan Meadow, YosemiteSunday night at around 11 o’clock I was, naturally, thinking about going to bed. But I decided to check the satellite images online to see if it might be worth getting up early. The skies had been overcast in the afternoon, with some light showers. Now the satellite images showed skies clearing. It occurred to me to check the moon. I knew the moon was waxing (getting closer to full every day), but wasn’t sure exactly what stage it was in. Looking at PhotoPills told me the moon was at 71% (about three-quarters full), and due…
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    Photography Bay

  • X-Rite i1Display Pro for $129 – Deal Zone

    Eric Reagan
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    B&H has the X-Rite i1Display Pro calibration and profiling system for $129 (reg. $249) after rebates as its Deal Zone deal for today only. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
  • Instagram Adds 5 New Filters

    Eric Reagan
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Instagram released an update yesterday that added 5 new filters to the available selection. The new filters include: Sluber, Crema, Ludwig, Aden and Perpetua. Additionally, you can now rearrange your filters and even hide filters that you don’t use very often. Just tap and hold the filter to be able to hide or move it. If you want to bring hidden filters back then tap the Manage icon at the end of the row. The updated version is available now through the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay.
  • Canon 5D Mark III & PIXMA PRO-100 for $2449 – Deal Alert

    Eric Reagan
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    B&H has the Canon 5D Mark III with the PIXMA PRO-100 printer for $2449 after mail-in rebates. The deal also includes a free SanDisk 32GB SDHC card, Canon camera bag, Watson LP-E6 spare battery and a 50 sheet pack of Canon SG-201 13″ x 19″ photo paper, along with free expedited shipping for delivery in time for Christmas. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Sony A58 Kit for $398 + Free $50 B&H Gift Card

    Eric Reagan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:02 pm
    B&H has the Sony A58 kit with 18-55mm lens for $398 (reg. $598) with a free $50 gift card, a Ruggard camera bag and a SanDisk 16GB SDHC card. It also has free expedited shipping so it still has time to arrive before Christmas. Check it out here at B&H Photo. Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
  • Mac Holiday Deals

    Eric Reagan
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    B&H has several deals on Apple Mac Desktops, ranging from $150 off the Mac Mini, $200 off the iMac 5K Retina model and up to $800 off the Mac Pro. The iMac 5K Retina model is also among the sale items. Check them out via the links below. Mac Mini up to $150 off iMac 5K Retina model for $200 off Mac Pro up to $800 off Copyright/DMCA Notice: The RSS entry was originally published on Photography Bay. RSSID#794326
 
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • December Red Carpet Images

    Annabelle Quinn
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:41 pm
    London, UK. Evangeline Lilly at World Premiere of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ at Odeon Leicester Square, London on December 1st 2014. Keith Mayhew/Landmark Media. Landmark Media/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: lmphotos159510 There have been a lot of big blockbuster movie releases this December. Which means that there have been a lot of glamorous red carpet premieres. All of our favorite celebs have been photographed at these events, and we here at Newscom want to share a few with you. From Benedict Cumberbatch on the red carpet for The Hobbit: The…
  • Athlete in Focus: Alex Ovechkin

    Ty Cobb
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) during the NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC Arena. The Washington Capitals defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Andy Martin Jr./ZUMA Press/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: zumaglobal354602 It’s that time of the year again where the NHL is preparing to take their game back outdoors. This year the game goes to Washington where the Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals will host Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks. Behind the leadership of Ovechkin the Capitals will look to buck the…
  • Around the World: Cayman Islands

    Ty Cobb
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    View of Rum Point, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Robin Hill / DanitaDelimont.com “Danita Delimont Photography”/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ddpphotos096952 Prior to the global financial crisis the Cayman Islands had become known as an oasis for off-shore banking – but that is not all the islands have to offer. The Caymans are home to some amazing beaches that are perfect for anyone looking to thaw out from the winter cold on a quick getaway in the sun.   Located in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba, the British territory is made up of three islands,…
  • Editors’ Picks: Provinces of Spain, Sydney Hostage Crisis, & March Against Police Violence

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    CASTILLA-LEON. Provincia de Burgos. Spain. Album / Juan Carlos Cantero / Prisma/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: apaart517049 What could be better than spending some time looking at beautiful pictures of far off lands? Yes, take some time to daydream today! Our partners at Album, have just sent us some really great pictures from all over the world, including these provinces of Spain, so don’t miss them. And, of course, since they are really fantastic pictures, we couldn’t leave of few of them out of our Editors’ Picks this week. So enjoy! Newscom gets between…
  • Weird, Wacky and Odd: The Pantomime Horse Race

    Annabelle Quinn
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The 5th Annual London Pantomime Horse Race Pundit for Panto! John McCririck Returns For London’s Greatest Horse Race! INDIA ROPER-EVANS/Photoshot/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: ptsphotoshottwo651747 It may not be as dignified as the Royal Ascot, but it sure seems a heck of a lot more fun. The London Pantomime Horse Race had its fifth event this past weekend. The theme was Sci-fi and lets just say that the weirdness of a pantomime horse race got even more odd when you add Darth Vader into the mix… So ten horses (aka, two people in costume), and the occasional zebra…
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  • Going Mirrorless Covering Cyclocross Racing in Los Angeles

    Francis Specker
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    A lot of photographer talk about ditching their Canon or Nikon DSLRs for something lighter and compact like the new mirrorless cameras. When I ask them if they will, they usually say they are trying out one as a third camera, but not their main camera. The sports shooters have an even lower adoption rate of mirrorless tech, they need super fast focusing and specialty lenses. I have a different perspective. I started out shooting with manual focus lenses and a camera that maybe shot five frames a second. We covered pro sports for the wire services with black and white film a darkroom and an…
  • Fitness photos with model Adrienne Jordan

    Francis Specker
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I spent a couple day on location around Los Angeles with Adrienne Jordan shooting fitness/life style photos. Adrienne is a travel writer and photographer and her work can be seen on her website: www.adriennejordan.com .
  • NYC Street Photography with the Sony A7

    Francis Specker
    10 May 2014 | 8:14 am
    Trying out the Sony A7 camera and the kit 28-70 lens on the streets of New York. Shot raw and then converted to black and white with Adobe DNG, Adobe Raw Converter, and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Divergent Star Shailene Woodley portrait

    Francis Specker
    19 Mar 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Two looks, one high-key and one low-key, of actress Shailene  Woodley during a 10 minute photo session during a press junket for the film, "Divergent", at the Four Seasons Hotel on assignment for the New York Daily News. The typical press junket for a major motion picture is for the studio to rent out a block of suites at a nice hotel, usually the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can usually tell from a lot of photos if the photo was shot there as pieces of furniture or the same balcony view is used by the photographer. My standard procedure is to set up at least two different…
  • Greetings from the Met Costume Ball

    Francis Specker
    13 Jun 2013 | 6:44 pm
    Madonna Michelle Williams Nicki Minaj Kirstin Dunst Katie Holmes Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Katy Perry Miley Cyrus Vivienne Westwood Jennifer Lawrence Gisele Bündchen Beyonce
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  • What is a photograph ?

    pmelcher
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    As I was doing some research for a long-term project, I realized that as we look and take  photographs everyday, multiple times a day, we never really define what it is.  A dictionary definition of... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Fixing the copyright problem: The cost of Ego

    pmelcher
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    We cannot achieve anything significant by ourselves. As much as we would love to, it is impossible to succeed without the help of others. Yet, over and over, we try with the same predictable outcome.... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Moose Peterson's Website

  • D810 / D750 Firmware Updates

    Moose
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Nikon Firmware update D810 C:1.02 / D750 C:1.01 firmware updates D810 C:1.02 *When playback zoom was applied to an image displayed in the camera monitor (image display enlarged) while the memory card access lamp was still lit immediately after capture, the image was not correctly displayed. This issue has been resolved. *When menus were displayed with the camera connected to a 4K-compatible TV via HDMI, display in both the camera monitor and on the TV was not correct. This issue has been resolved. *Noise that could sometimes be heard when Custom Setting d1: Beep was set to any option other…
  • My Grand Mobile Experiment

    Moose
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    My normal method of posting a blog is to use 15.4″ MacBook Retina and an Action to prep images and post using WordPress and wireless internet. In this day and age of wireless image delivery to a mobile device, I wanted to see if shooting with the Nikon V3, Nikon WMU app, iPad and PS Express (to finish images), if I could shoot, process, and post while on the plane. Why? One, because I love a challenge. Two, God forbid, but in this world of ours, I might have to do it someday really fast. Lastly, I wanted to see if I could actually do it. I don’t know why these ideas come in my…
  • As Big As Your Heart

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    How big of a camera do you need? How big of a lens should you have in your bag? How big should the pixel count be that you work with? These questions find there way to my inbox it seems hourly with fews of my answers pleasing those asking. This simple click from a Nikon 1 V3 is of as big a subject as they come but has big impact only because its as big as your heart!
  • Panning is Art

    Moose
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Panning in its most basic form, is moving the film plane in sync with a moving subject. This synchronization nullifies the movement of the subject as far as the camera is concerned so we have effectively, frozen a moving subject. This is a very old technique and for it to be effective, as far as rendering a sharp, frozen moving subject, it must be practiced on a continual basis. I’m talking about a minimum of once a week in order to make it a took in your arsenal that will serve you whenever you need it. This is basic, human, muscle memory training which is what panning boils down to in…
  • Following The Light

    Moose
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Still in New Mexico at Bosque del Apache and this morning was one for the books! Lots to say, lots to post and now time. This was just a happy second in a morning of splendor. Oh, and the lighting … the shadows are created by all the photographers lined up shooting and the crack between them, the shaft of light lighting the Snow Goose.
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:46 am
    Today we’ll hear feedback about Ethiopia from Nina, Michael from Sydney helps Chris with his English (yes, he blanked out on “udder”) and John has a question about the legalities of street photography. Chris tries to find some answers on … Continued The post tfttf661 – Permission Or Forgiveness? On The Legalities Of Street Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Chris tells about his Ethiopian adventure, about how divers the culture, history, people and landscapes are, about how colorful this country is and how little tourism he encountered while traveling Addis Ababa, Dire Dawa, the Danakil desert, the salt flats … Continued The post tfttf660 – A Living, Breathing, Burping Organism appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf659 – Deep Sky Photography

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

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

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Sometimes it’s not just you who gets in a slump about photography, it can be entire groups. Kyle asks the question how to keep his photography club from coming and going like so many before. Also: let’s meet our bovine … Continued The post tfttf658 – Fanning The Flame And A Bovine Intervention appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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  • REVIEW: Canon 7D Mark II – Oh No, Not Again!

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    Canon 7D Mark II There’s a reason why you’ve never seen a Canon 7D review on this blog – I thought the sensor on that camera was complete garbage. Now, the 7D wasn’t all bad as it was a very nice camera body with the best AF system I had seen from Canon – at the time it had been released. However, I spent time doing my first bookshelf shots with that camera and was so underwhelmed by what I saw that I didn’t think it was worth losing sleep (during my 11:00 PM – 4:00 AM blogging hours back then) to write an article about it. To all my readers who purchased 7D’s, I apologize for…
  • Photography Holiday Gift Deals & Ideas 2014

    13 Dec 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Here’s Christmas Deals Newsletter for this week (best deals of the year) and you can sign up for my deals newsletter to stay up on deals during the rest of the year when I don’t post them to the blog. Here’s more gift ideas for last minute shoppers: B&H Holiday Shopping Ideas - 2014 The best one day only deals can also be found via the B&H Deal Zone  This time of year I get lots of emails from spouses asking me what should they get for their photographer junkie who seems to have it all. Well, any photographer will tell you that there’s no way to have it all so there’s…
  • Think Tank Photo Annual Holiday Deals - 2014

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    Perception Backpacks Think Tank Photo just announced that its new Perception backpacks for Mirrorless systems are now available.  The Perception series comes in two colors, black and taupe, and three sizes.  The smallest size, The Perception Tablet™, accommodates a Mirrorless system and an iPad Mini. The largest size, the Perception Pro™, holds a 15" laptop and a 10" tablet, plus one Mirrorless body or small DSLR with a small to medium zoom attached (lens hood reversed).  Plus, the largest size fits four to five more lenses or a large GoPro® kit. My 2nd Brain - 30% Off In…
  • REVIEW: Topaz Labs Glow (discount offer)

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    For years Nik Software was an innovation leader in photo editing, but ever since they were bought out by Google not much has changed. In that time Topaz Labs has really stepped forward with a fantastic line of products featuring outstanding innovation their newest products like Impression and now Glow. Like many Topaz products which offer unique effects not found by the other major products in the photo editing industry, Glow has some really cool things I haven’t seen before. In fact, I’d couldn’t replicate most of the filters manually in Photoshop as there seems to be some nice…
  • Ron’s Photography Gear Recommendations–2014 (UPDATED: Dec 10, 2014)

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bugs and flowers macro shots are often what get most people seeking something more than their cell phone Last year one of my readers asked me to draw a line in the sand and create a page where I list out my honest to goodness recommendations of what gear I’d recommend to a close friend or family member. While there are a lot of great products and various circumstances which dictate why one product might be better than another, I’m going to base this article off what I would buy if I were spending my own money at full retail price on myself or a close family member. If you are offended by…
 
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  • Lady Blue

    Pamela Viola
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
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    Pamela Viola
    28 Nov 2014 | 7:34 am
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  • My Top 10 Tips for a Brand New Photographer, From a Slightly-Not-So Brand New One

    Tom Overend
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Hello. My name’s Tom. After two years of tinkering around with DSLR photography, I believe that I may have passed an important milestone and successfully made the transition from amateur to enthusiast. I am by no means great, but I am aware of how great I’m not, which I’m told is a significant step. I’d like to share a few tips that I’ve learned. I think a lot of the advice that gets passed around on the Web is between amateurs and seasoned professionals, so there’s an inevitable gulf in empathy. I guess what I wanted to do was help out those who are brand-spanking new to the…
  • Snapchat Quietly Acquired a Company That Makes Stealthy Camera Glasses

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Reporters all over the world are digging for nuggets in documents that were leaked in Sony’s hacking. Here’s one of the interesting finds: back in March, Snapchat secretly purchased a company that builds stealthy camera glasses. Business Insider reports that the documents show an acquisition price of $15 million ($11M in cash and $4M in stock) for the startup company called Vergence Labs. The company is behind a product called Epiphany Eyewear, which sells a stylish frame with a camera built in. The frames allow users to begin recording 720p video footage by pressing a button on…
  • High Megapixel Canon DSLR Will Arrive in 2015, Will Likely Cost Less Than $4,000

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Canon will be launching a new high megapixel DSLR sometime in 2015. The camera will reportedly offer a resolution of somewhere around 50 megapixels, and the body shape will not be of the EOS-1 style with a built-in vertical grip. This latest information comes from Canon Rumors, which writes that, due to the body shape of the camera, we will likely see a sub-$4,000 price tag on the camera. This report confirms the rumored launch year and resolution, but there are other details that have not been confirmed yet. One of the big ones is that the new camera will mark the start of a new camera line…
  • Focus Breathing: When Focusing Your Lens Changes Your Composition

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Here’s a term that most of you have probably experienced before, but some of you may never have heard before. It’s called “focus breathing” (or simply “breathing“), and it refers to the shift in angle of view that often occurs when you focus a lens. If you’ve ever carefully composed a shot, refocused, and then discovered that your composition changed, you’ve been a victim of focus breathing. In the video above, photographer Matt Granger offers an explanation of the term and a demonstration of its effects using the “holy trinity” of…
  • Samsung Camera Ads Imagine Famous Self-Portrait Paintings as the Result of Selfies

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Samsung has launched a clever new marketing campaign to promote its tiny NX Mini mirrorless camera. The ads imagine a few famous self-portrait paintings as a result of selfies captured with the company’s camera. But the camera’s 3-inch flip-up LCD screen and interchangeable lenses are too good to be used for “selfies,” the ad says. It’s for “self-portraits.” The ads show the creation of self-portraits by Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, and Albrecht Dürer. (via Ads Of the World via Photoblog.hk)
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  • New Abstract Photograph: Invaluable Lessons

    Nat Coalson
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph (negative) made in Seville, Spain. Features white outlines of rectangles against a black background. A large teal, horizontal strip dominates the lower third of the composition. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Also available as handpainted, mixed media Original on canvas. Contact us for a custom quotation. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Indigo Rhythms

    Nat Coalson
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Zadar, Croatia features rich, saturated hues of red, magenta and purple, contrasting against deep blue and black. The slim, vertical orientation displays dynamic energy created by strong diagonal lines and rhythmic translucent bars. Fine art prints are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Balloons

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph features soft circular shapes in yellow and turquoise. Fine art prints available in any size and any material. Contact us for pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • New Abstract Photograph: Interplanetary Traveler

    Nat Coalson
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Abstract photograph made in Paris, France. Horizontal image features a rough white square set against a textured field of deep browns and blacks, with diagonal lines and studded with blue specks. Fine art reproductions are available in any size and on any material. Also available as mixed media Original on canvas, hand embellished with acrylic. Contact us for custom pricing. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.
  • Designer Spotlight: Kevin Grima, Harrison

    Nat Coalson
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    Kevin Grima, Harrison I recently had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with the work of Kevin Grima, a lead interior designer with Harrison. I love his work on the interiors for the Windmill Hotel. (See more Windmill photos here.) Harrison is an international design firm headquartered in the UK with offices in the US. From the Harrison web site: “Established in 1990, Harrison has the critical mass, skills base and flexibility to develop highly individual and successful hospitality retail designs as well as international branded offers with a broad scale rollout programme. Yo! Sushi…
 
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  • Foggy Arkansas Motel

    david
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Streetlight in fog, Interstate 30 – Benton, Arkansas – December 17, 2008 – 11:26 AM
  • Thorny Focus

    david
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thorny Focus – Backyard Rosebush – December 16, 2007 Here’s that rose bush again from another angle. Notice how the water droplet acts like a lens and brings background leaves into sharp focus. Droplets are cool! For those that have not seen the Sphere of Hydro Influence posted on June 10, here’s a direct link … http://www.MyDailyPhotograph.com/#sphere
  • Museum Over the Schuylkill

    david
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Philadelphia Art Museum and Waterworks at 3:41 AM, December 4, 2008
  • Good Morning, Rocky Statue

    david
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Friday’s daily photograph included the famous Art Museum steps. This controversial “figure”, brought to you by the city with the 45 foot clothespin sculpture, was originally on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was a gift from Silvester Stallone after the filming of his movie Remember the scene where he runs up the famous steps? It was proclaimed by the Art Commission as a movie prop and not “true” art and moved to the stadium. Then finally in 2006, it was returned to this location on the lawn of the Art Museum. There is a full history of the statue…
  • Zephyr with Night Skyline

    david
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our trusty Mercury Zephr was my vehicle of choice for this shoot. I included it in this shot, as it did a great job of transporting me on this crisp AM on December 4, 2008.
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  • It's a Pipefish, but which Pipefish?

    BNS
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Unidentified Pipefish, Fukui Point, Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanNature photographers sometimes find it difficult to positively identify a creature they have photographed in the wild.  Certainly those of us who began taking pictures of critters in pre-Google days had (and still have) shelves full of reference books that we pored over, looking for photos or descriptions of animals we were trying to identify.  Nowadays, the task is made easier due to the wealth of online materials, searchable databases, and so on.  Still, many online photos are misidentified, so the…
  • Hold that pose, little crab!

    BNS
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Yellowline Arrow Crab, getting situated on a spongeA Yellowline Arrow Crab strikes a poseby B. N. SullivanThis series of photos depicts a Yellowline Arrow Crab (Stenorhyncus seticornis), a common Caribbean species.  With its distinctive pointy-headed spidery shape, bulging eyes, yellow knees and tiny purple claws, it is an interesting photo subject.  As we approached this individual, it skittered onto a bright orange sponge -- also quite photogenic.But crabs are not always the best photo models. In this instance, the crab first struggled to get situated on the sponge, as if it…
  • Bearded Scorpionfish: A Name That Suits

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

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

    BNS
    2 Nov 2014 | 11:19 am
    Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), basking at Puako, Hawaiiby B. N. SullivanImagine that you are in Hawaii, walking along near the edge of the ocean.  You come upon a sight like that in the photo at the top of this page -- a sea turtle lying on the sand or on the rocks.  You may notice that its carapace is dry, indicating that it has been out of the water for awhile. You may feel alarmed, wondering if it is stranded.  You think: Maybe a wave washed it ashore and it doesn't know how to get back into the ocean. Or perhaps it crawled out of the water intending to nest, but got…
 
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  • Plot a Plan for Prosperity in 2015

    Forum Admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    January – The beginning of the New Year is burgeoning with fresh opportunity (and one of the slower months for business). Now is the perfect time to put plans in place to step into 2015 with a sure foot. Here are 8 easy ideas to improve your photography business in 2015. What You Can Do Right Now! Call your clients. Extended families are getting together, so reach out to clients today and offer to shoot a special friend and family session. Who knows when the clan will be together again? Put some urgency in the mix, set a deadline to book the business, and deliver a small gift when they…
  • 25 Amazing Songs About Photography

    Forum Admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In Ghostbusters, they say to never cross the streams. When it comes to artistic expression though, every stream can be beautifully mixed together to push each medium forward. In this case, the arts of photography and music cross paths to bring words and pictures to life in our minds. Songs, like photographs, can transport you back in time to fond memories of growing up, or help you reflect on the life of a lost loved one. Or sometimes, they may just make you want to “shake it like a Polaroid picture.” Either way, when photography and music mix, we all win. Camera by Matt and Kim Camera by…
  • Here Comes the Sun: January Show Roundup

    Forum Admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The holiday hustle is in full swing, but at H&H Color Lab we’re gearing up for the bustle of a very busy conference season. With more than 20 shows, expositions, and conferences on the books, you’ll find us wherever you are … or where you’d rather be. And who wouldn’t want to be in Florida in January? Join us January 13-16 in Orlando at SPI, where the focus is The Art and Business of Photography. Jeff Gump, Ty and Shannon Fisher are presenting and we’re hosting a fabulous closing party, all at the Wyndham Disney Resort. Next, we head west to the Florida panhandle for SYNC 2015…
  • Five Amazing Christmas Gift Ideas That Will Blow Your Clients Away

    Forum Admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Thanksgiving is now behind us and with Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to hang a wreath on the front door and spread holiday cheer! This is also a perfect time of year to surprise your favorite clients with a little something special. After all, everyone loves a good surprise!   Here are 5 gift ideas that can be ordered from H&H Color Lab in a cinch and mailed out before Christmas. Metal Christmas Ornaments H&H Color Lab has an amazing selection of metal Christmas Ornaments that can be customized with your client’s images on one side and your studio logo on the other.
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab, December 2014

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    3 Dec 2014 | 12:50 pm
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  • Getting closer

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

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

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    I have been asked by Uta Lenk to write something on my blog about my art and to request the same of three further blogging friends. This is known as a blog hop, she tells me. So I'll look for the best three bloggers to pass the torch to once I've warmed up to this task.So here are the questions and the brief answers.1. What am I working on?Several things. Everything and nothing.Several things: still life photography, our vacation photos, renewing my interest in street photography (long story, soon to appear on my other blog, "1000 Awful Things"), continuing my documentation of Stuttgart…
  • Opening night!

    24 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Photo by James PalikI didn't know there was such a thing as post-show blues, but a friend sent me this blog post a few days after my show opened. Now that I've taken the exhibition down, yes, I do feel a bit blue.However, the show was very well received and opening night was a blast. Friederike Schulte, the director of the Carl-Schurz-Haus, was very gracious in inviting me to show my work there. Her introduction on opening night pointed out my close association with the institute, where I taught for over a decade.                   …
  • Construction without consensus

    12 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Certainly everyone in Stuttgart and most people who read the news in Germany is aware of the controversy around the plans to bury the train station in the city.The documentary film maker Gary Hustwit highlighted the problems in Urbanized (2011). In the part about Stuttgart 21 the main arguments for and against the project are brought to light. At the end of this section there is some footage about the major protest from September 30, 2010, which shocked not only the citizens of this rich and peaceful city but also people around the globe. How did it come to this?The project has torn up…
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  • Geometry II

    Howard G
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    A few months back, I posted a photo which I had made because of its dependence on simple lines and shapes as well as simple tonal contrasts.  In short, I was drawn to the fact that the image seemed to rely solely on geometry.  In the back of my mind, I have had the idea to do a series of these types of photographs.  In fact, some of the images are already taken and just waiting to be processed.This image represents the second one in my "Geometry" series.  Well, I guess if there are two then that definitely makes it is a series!  I will be…
  • Abstract

    Howard G
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:54 am
    I love abstract images and wish I took the opportunity to make more of them, or at least process the ones that I have taken.  With that thought in mind, I went back to process one that I have been meaning to work on since I took it last summer. Of course, abstracts are not at all about what the actual object is but, rather, about what it makes you feel and think.  That said, I know that after I take a bit of time to 'take in' an abstract photo I often wonder what it really was a picture of....not because it affects the image in any way but just out of…
  • New eBook - Photographs And Poems

    Howard G
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:26 am
    The Floral Forms eBook I am pleased to announce that I have recently completed another eBook! The Floral Forms eBook is a book of photographs and poetry that is a collaboration between myself and and writer/poet Michelle Levasseur. I 'met’ Michelle and discovered her poetry on Google Plus. She wrote poems to accompany her photographs. Her words added meaning to her images, peeling away their outer context and enhancing them. I was a fan of her poetry and she was a fan of my photography. We commented on each oth­er’s work. A collaboration seemed appropriate. One of the…
  • Old Truck In The Palouse

    Howard G
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:19 am
    A photo for the weekend. This image is from my trip to the Palouse and brings back memories of a wonderful day spent with great people and terrific instructors.  The Palouse is not only about rolling hills and abstract landscapes.  It is also about old cars and trucks as well as wide open skies. An old truck in a 'car and truck graveyard' in The Palouse Copyright Howard Grill My webhost seems to be having trouble accepting blog comments from SOME Safari and Internet Explorer browsers. If you try to make a comment on this post and are unable to please feel free to send me the comment…
  • 528 In Moraine State Park.......Yet Another Mood

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

  • Real Wedding | Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois | Illinois Wedding Photographer Mark Romine

    ispwp
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:52 am
    Wedding Photographer: Mark Romine, Illinois, Illinois Wedding Photographer Ceremony Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois Reception Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Illinois Wedding Date: July 26, 2014 Client Names: Liz and Lee Real Wedding Description Originally Liz and Lee had planned to have a lovely outside wedding on the terrace of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center building. But the weather decided not to cooperate and a torrential downpour began about fifteen minutes before the ceremony was to start. This was one of those, it rained ‘cats and dogs’ storms.
  • Barbara Zanon Wins 2 Silver Medals at IPA 2014

    Joe Milton
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:26 pm
    ISPWP Member Barbara Zanon Wins 2 Silver Medals at IPA 2014 Congratulations to ISPWP Member Barbara Zanon! A panel of high-level (some names: David Clarke, Tate, Susan Baraz, Stacy Baker of The New York Times, Alison Castle of Taschen, Phil Coomes editor at the BBC, Juan Curto of Camera Obscura, Ken Geiger and Todd James of National Geographic Rob Haggart, Kristina Hicks of Saatchi + Saatchi, Sofia Lahti, Liz Lapp, Frank Maresca, Lesley Martin of Aperture Foundation, Paul Moakley photo editors of TIME, Mick Moore of Britsh Journal of Photography, M.Norseng of Esquire, of C.Newman Telegraph…
  • ISPWP Fall 2014 Wedding Photography Contest Results

    Joe Milton
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    The ISPWP is proud to announce the results of the Fall 2014 Wedding Photography Contest. Photo by Fer Juaristi | Riviera Maya, Mexico Wedding Photographer VIEW THE CONTEST RESULTS Congratulations to all ISPWP members who entered the contest and many thanks to our judges and prize providers. Look for an announcement soon for the Winter 2014 contest.
  • ISPWP Member Spotlight – Ben B. Nguyen

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:47 pm
    For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Seattle wedding photographer Ben B. Nguyen of Made Media Photography. Ben B. Nguyen Bio Hi my name is Ben B. Nguyen! Don’t you hate buying a CD and there’s only one song that you like on there? Well I’m a Seattle Wedding Photographer that treats every wedding as if I’m creating a great music album, one that you can listen to in a loop and never be tired of it. I pull in various forms of photography styles to artistically depict every bride and grooms special day. Combine that with a little creativity and amazing knack to make my…
  • How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits

    Joe Milton
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:59 pm
    Today’s guest article is from Alexandre Paskanoi of Alt Wedding Studio. He is a Montreal, Quebec Wedding Photographer How to Choose Your Wedding Location for Bride and Groom Portraits By Alexandre Paskanoi, Montreal Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member One of the questions that couples often ask me is what would be the best location for the “Couple Pictures” or “Bride and Groom Portraits” on the day of their wedding. I offer many different options which will of course depend on a bride’s and groom’s personal preference, the theme of their wedding and what place they…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Off The Record: Mamma Mia!

    Larry
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    OFF THE RECORD:  Mamma Mia! This one has been in the work for months!  I’ve been photographing Skyler her whole life and wanted to include her in the series, we just kept running into obstacles.  We couldn’t decide on a cover, then couldn’t locate the right dress.  Finally, the stars aligned and we were able to recreate the cover of the Mamma Mia broadway soundtrack.  The album itself isn’t super well-known, but the fact that the image has loomed over Times Square for so many years certainly inches it closer to iconic status. The Original The original album cover…
  • Off The Record: Wife Scratch Fever

    Larry
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:46 pm
    OTR- Nugent Style For this installment of the Off The Record Project, we are going all the way back to 1977 for the third album by guitarist/singer/songwriter Ted Nugent.  Cat Scratch Fever was a big hit for Nugent, going multi-platinum.  His crazed look helped to make the album cover very memorable. The Original The original album actually has a wrap-around cover – with the cover image continuing on the back of the album- but more on that later. The photo was a very basic setup.  Just find a guy with crazy hair and an even crazier expression.  The simple grey background helps to…
  • Off The Record: Donnadele

    Larry
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    Getting Modern Welcome back for another addition to the Off The Record Project.  We’ve been doing a bunch of older album covers lately.  This is probably due to the fact that the 80s produced so many iconic cover images.  For this one, however, we decided to get a little more modern, with an homage to Adele’s classic “21″ album cover.  Let’s take a look at how things unfolded…   The Original Adele’s “21″ cover is a great one for the project because it is very recognizable and it is a wonderful, old-school portrait.  A classic…
  • Off The Record: Mommy Crue

    Larry
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:57 am
    The Age of Glam Metal The 80s were know for a lot of things, but “heavy metal bands with big hair” would certainly be high on the list.  For this addition to the Off The Record Project, we decided to explore the work of one of the biggest hair bands of the 80s – Motley Crue. Released in 1983, the band’s second album “Shout at the Devil” made it all the way to #17 on the Billboard charts. The album cover, however, was even MORE memorable. When someone proposed the cover for my project, I knew it was one that had to be done! The Original The original Motley…
  • Off The Record: Control

    Larry
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Janet’s Control For the next installment of the Off The Record project, we are staying in the 80s for another memorable album cover- Janet Jackson’s “Control”.  The album went to #1 in 1986 and sported a very memorable red cover.  It even ranked #28 in Rolling Stone Magazines “Top 100 Albums of the 80s”. We decided it would be a great addition to the project and enlisted Suyin to help us out. The Original The cover features Janet in a black outfit – complete with 80s shoulder pads.  Her hair is piled up high and swept to the side.  I loved the…
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    David's Simple Photography

  • Best Deals on Photography Gadgets This 2014 Holiday Season

    David L. Tong
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:41 am
    End of the year is the best time for photography equipment, and here are some of the best stocking stuffers online, check them out! They’re not from all categories, but they’re the ones that are flying off the shelves this season. Cameras Samsung NX300M Sony Alpha a7II Canon EOS 7D Mark II Fujifilm X100T Mobile […] Check the Full Post
  • Moshe Zusman Shares Wedding Photography Lighting Tips

    David L. Tong
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    A professional wedding photographer’s ability to use off-camera flash in challenging wedding assignments cannot be discounted. Available light and large apertures can only help us so much and it’s important to have a solid off-camera lighting gameplan in your back pocket. Check the Full Post
 
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    Niebrugge Images Photo Blog

  • Back to Antarctica!

    Ron Niebrugge
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Antarctica sunset. On a plane across country right now, soon I’ll be back in Antarctica! I won’t have internet for the next 30 days, so enjoy the holidays! See you in a month! I have also pretty much disable comments since last year spammers had a hey day once they realized I wasn’t here to man the ship.  
  • Anza-Borrego Photo Workshop

    Ron Niebrugge
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. The last two years have been very dry, but a heavy rain in August, a little rain last week, and possibly more this week give me hope for some wildflowers this year!  Although, even without wildflowers, there is still plenty to see and photograph. I have been doing a couple weekend workshops a year in Anza-Borrego for many years.  This year I may only do one, and there are only two spots left, so if you are interested, give us a call or email.  Here are far more details:  http://www.wildnatureimages.com/Photo-Tours/Anza-Borrego-Photo-Workshop.htm…
  • Bohemian Waxwing Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Bohemian Waxwing, Seward Alaska. Took a quick break yesterday while packing for Antarctica to photograph these beautiful birds in the backyard – they were everywhere! Pine Grosbeak, Seward, Alaska
  • Black Bear Photo

    Ron Niebrugge
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:23 am
    Black bear at the Neets Bay Hatchery,Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska. I post lots of photos of Brown / Grizzly bears, but black bears are awesome too!  This was from this past July from my bear and whale tour at Neets Bay, Tongass National Forest, near Ketchikan, Alaska.
  • Polar Bear Photo Tours

    Ron Niebrugge
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Polar Bear, Alaska. Next year (2015) I’m going to do two Arctic Alaska / Polar Bear Photo Tours for Hugh Rose.  I’m going to co-guide with Hugh on a trip from September 11 to the 21st just like I did last year.  This is a great trip that includes time in the Brooks Range for landscapes and Northern Lights, along with time on the North Slope, and of course, time with polar bears! But, I’m also excited to be doing a new trip for Hugh – this one I’ll be guiding by myself and it will include only 5 guests.  It is earlier to coincide with the amazing Fall colors in…
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    Colby Brown Photography » Blog

  • 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 has similar technology for a while, it has mostly been used in its mirco 4/3rds cameras, with great results. Needless to say,…
  • The Colby Brown 2014 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…
  • So You Want to Become a Travel Photographer?

    Colby Brown
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    While we live in a day and age where camera gear is more affordable than ever, photo editing applications are much more accessible and social media platforms have connected each of us with more and more people from around the globe, many photographers still struggle with the idea of working professionally as a photographer. When it comes to travel photography specifically, things are even more complicated. While travel photographers have to learn the craft of photography just as a wedding or stock photographer, they also have to balance the notion of the cost of travel as well. After-all,…
  • An In-Depth Review of the Sony FE 16-35 f/4 OSS Wide Angle Lens

    Colby Brown
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:26 pm
    While Sony has continued to take the photo industry by storm with their a7 series of full frame mirror-less cameras, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the FE lens mount lineup to grow. At the top of that list was one of the only holes in Sony’s mostly incredibly impressive lens options for their a7 cameras…namely a native wide angle lens option. Like many Sony converts, I wanted a wide angle lens that was not only light weight and portable, but that didn’t sacrifice in build quality, functionality or image quality. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait long. On…
  • Sony Announces New Professional Services Program to Rival CPS and NPS

    Colby Brown
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    As a professional photographer that spends much of his time on the road working in extreme environments, I have found the use of a Professional Services Program to be integral to my various photography businesses over the years. As a Canon shooter previously, there were many times when I had to take advantage of CPS (Canon Professional Services) to help me fix a broken lens, expedite my shipping and turn around a repair in short order (within a few business days) because I was leaving for another project or marketing campaign. When I became a Sony Ambassador and solely began using Sony camera…
 
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    Daily Ink: Leave Your Mark - Chris Corradino Photography LLC

  • Download the 14 Secrets of Great Photography Today

    Chris Corradino
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    After several months of working on my very first eBook, it's now available for download! Get it now for the special introductory price of $3.99! It's delivered in PDF format for maximum compatibility with all of your devices. Buy Now $3.99 'd like to take a moment to share how the idea came to be. I was hired to teach on a cruise and mistakenly thought everyone would be super experienced. As such, I prepared all kinds of uber-technical presentations complete with instruction on histograms, grad ND filters, etc. After boarding the ship and meeting most…
  • Why Did the Photo Lab Crop My Image?

    Chris Corradino
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    If your printed photos look different from the version on your computer, the culprit may not be the lab.On most DSLRs, an image straight out of the camera appears as a rectangle due to the 2:3 aspect ratio. When enlarged, this translates to an 8x12 print. This creates an issue for those who wish to make a standard 8x10 print. Your image is essentially too large to fit on the paper. As such, the lab has no choice but to cut two inches off of the photo. Those two inches may very well be part of your subject's head, making for undesirable results. The solution: If you are interested in…
  • 4 Tips to Capture the Brilliance of Butterflies

    Chris Corradino
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    From a tightly woven cocoon to its ultimate flying form, the butterfly represents growth and change. To photograph these gems of nature, try this series of 4 special tips and techniques. These apply to just about any type of camera, even a smartphone.
  • Let Your Heart Be Light

    Chris Corradino
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    The glow from a building mounted thermometer appeared to read 25 degrees. I pulled the hat down a bit lower, lowered my head further into the scarf and began to walk with purpose. Destination: 30 Rock As I progressed further uptown, the crowds grew thicker. With that, cops, barricades, confused tourists; and the realization that it's Christmas in New York. It is at once pure madness and yet holiday bliss. It's a spectacle most rationale minds would avoid at all costs, but I make an exception to see it each year anyway.  In fact, I've reduced myself to a human sardine several times…
  • New Video: Behind the Forbes Cover Shoot

    Chris Corradino
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    Last week I shared an article detailing what I learned as a Photo Assistant for Forbes. In this new video, you can hear about the event from the perspective of Editor Randall Lane. He talks about the momentous occasion of bringing together the worlds’ philanthropic titans for the cover shoot of Forbes' annual philanthropy issue. 
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    Dull Tool Dim Bulb

  • A Folk Art Collection of Wee Men

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:04 am
    A Folk Art Collection of Wee Men with a penny to illustrate size...of the men.
  • The Clark Brothers of Chautaugua County Present a "Washer Woman" on Parade

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    For a time, the Clark Brothers pharmacy was the largest drug store in Chautaugua County.  Needless to say, according to the History of Chautaugua County by John Phillips Downs, "Politically, Mr. Clark is a staunch Republican..."  Who is playing the part of the washer woman is unknown.Real Photo Postcard circa 1900 collection Jim Linderman
  • Antique Folk Art FREE AIR Sign circa 1930? Petroliana and gasbag comments from Fox News

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    CLICK TO ENLARGEAn antique folk art FREE AIR sign, original paint, 30 inches long.  Inflating your tires correctly, it is generally agreed, can same some 3% of the gasoline used by your car, not to mention helping your automobile to run properly.  Multiply that by the number of cars.  Simple, right?Not when it comes to the President of the United States, who the gas bags of wind at Fox News have told lies about ever since he took office.   Why?  Big Petroleum, Big Business and Big Deceit.  Above clip from Fox News website 2008.  Antique Sign…
  • Nine Mysterious 19th Century Folk Art Pin Prick Hands on Paper with Orange Rubbings

    10 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    Strange folk art pin prick rubbings of hands, both notable figures and fictional characters.  Bizarre parlor game?  Collection Jim Linderman
  • Puppet Family Antique Folk Art Sculpture

    8 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    Folk Art hand carved puppet family.  Circa 1930?  Collection Jim LindermanBooks, ebooks and instant PDF downloads by the author available HERE
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    PPA Today

  • Bridget's New Year's Resolution Checklist

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    By Bridget Jackson, CPA, PPA Business manager As you look to 2015, it's important to assess where you've been and where you want to go. It's impossible to achieve your goals if you don't have a plan to get there. Here are 6 things you can do in 2015 to meet your financial goals:
  • Peter Lik's Record-Setting Photograph, Astronaut Photography and Dramatic Lighting: Top Blog Posts 12/8 - 12/12

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:23 am
    By Chris HomerWe're back at it again with our favorite photography posts of the week. Take a look and see what you can use to improve your photography business. And forget the naysayers, photography is anything but dead. Check these out: 1. The Portrait Era is Over!INSPIRATION: How many times have you heard another photographer complain that people no longer want wall portraits, just digital files? Well, this post from the Million Dollar Photographer points out how that simply isn't true! If you've had this feeling before, check it out and see why you shouldn't give up on these timeless…
  • Blurred Lines: Mixing Business with Friendship

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:41 pm
    How my business partner has been driving me around, driving me crazy, and driving our business forward for ten years. By Mariah AshleyYou know your job is fun when your clients provide you with a golf cart for tooling around and snapping their destination wedding. Anytime there is a golf cart involved, work is a good time, right? The only problem that could arise in this scenario is if there are two Snap Girls and only one golf cart. Oooh, instant conflict! What to do? Who will hold the keys to the chariot? Do we flip a coin? Draw straws? Joust? No we do not. Trish drives. It does not need to…
  • 10 Questions with Carl Caylor, Imaging USA Speaker

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    If there's one thing we can guarantee about Imaging USA 2015, it's that this year's speaker lineup is probably the best ever. Last time we highlighted Steve Kozak and found out, amongst other things, that he's a Johnny Cash man at heart. This week we're back with Carl Caylor, M.Photog.Cr., CPP and his class, Hands On Photography: Natural Light Portraiture. In this week's interview with Carl, you'll get why he dove into natural light, where he draws his artistic inspiration from, and who he believes let the dogs out. Why do you love natural light so much? I like natural light because…
  • Little Rock, Print Competitions and Questions To Stop Asking: Our Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 12/1-5

    5 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    The first full week in December is in the books - how are you holding up? If you need a little "you time" settle in with these 10 great blog posts from around the web!1. Print Competition 101: How To Get Started - the WhereCOMPETE: We get it; photographic competitions can be tough and intimidating. But they are also extremely rewarding, educational and you'll make more friends than you'll know what to do with. Christine Walsh-Newton shares where you can get your start and why it's so important. 2. Photo ThrowDown: Little Rock Part IIREALITY TV: In our favorite photography series of all…
 
 
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    Tangents Blog

  • best & worst photography purchases of 2014

    Neil vN
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:23 pm
    your best & worst photography purchases of 2014 Looking back every year, I’m sure you too are happy with some of your purchases you made in photography, whether gear or software or website related. Purchases that you love and made a difference to you as a photographer. But similarly there are also those purchases you regret. What was I thinking? I should’ve done my homework? In the past I’ve bought some spur-of-the-moment bad decisions. It is especially easy to get swept away at photography trade shows. But I’ve gotten better at it, especially unnecessary…
  • lighting and design: (de)-constructing a photograph

    Neil vN
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:15 pm
    lighting and design in photography: (de)-constructing an image For me, Design in photography relates to the way an image is constructed at the time of shooting. Composition and content. Lighting. Every element which forms part of a successful and eye-catching photograph. Some of the elements in the photograph are pre-visualized, some of it a kind of serendipity that is then expanded on at the time. Some of it might only be understood afterwards in looking at the photograph. My latest book, Lighting and Design for Portrait Photography, looks at exactly that thought-process…
  • review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4 … vs Canon and Nikon

    Neil vN
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    review: Zeiss Otus 85mm f/1.4  vs  Canon and Nikon Even when taking photography only slightly seriously, you’ll have come up against the legendary name, Zeiss. Renowned for innovations in optical designs that helped shape the history of photography, the Zeiss brand name is also synonymous with precision engineered lenses and impeccable attention to build quality. With all that behind them, Zeiss has released a new range called Otus. The first lens is a Zeiss Otus 55mm f/1.4 (vendor) which Zeiss describes with phrases such as “the absolute measure of perfection”…
  • Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips

    Neil vN
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    Boudoir Photography tutorial: five top-selling images & quick posing tips Posing women in boudoir portraits is both an art form and a learned skill. Women are by nature sensitive about perceived body flaws. Expert posing aimed at highlighting her favorite features (and downplaying others) can make or break her experience and love of her photos—and ultimately your sale. Petra Herrmann, an exceptional boudoir photographer, based in Kansas City, has the guest spot here with a few of her top-selling poses with some quick posing tips you can try out during your next boudoir session.
  • high-ISO bounce flash photography (part 2)

    Neil vN
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:47 pm
    high-ISO bounce flash photography The last wedding of the year just behind me, I want to use one of my favorite images to touch again on the recent topic of high-ISO bounce flash with on-camera speedlight. I want to show that the results aren’t a fluke – but that with a consistent approach to bounce flash photography, you can get consistent results. However, since we shoot under various scenario changes, we have to adapt a bit. The venue was this hotel reception room with massively high ceilings … but with the walls closer by. Easy enough to bounce on-camera flash off.
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    keith pitts photography

  • Secret Garden Wedding | South Mountain Phoenix | Film Photography

    Melissa
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. At last a sneak peek from one of our favorite weddings this year! I have a longer post coming down the road when I share more of the images from this beautiful wedding. But let me leave you with these adjectives: eclectic, sincere, fun, colorful. laughter, original, gorgeous, real. I have so much more to say. Love these two. Stay tuned for more beautiful images from this recent wedding at The Secret Garden in Phoenix.
  • Love just does things | Westin La Paloma Tucson, Arizona | Wedding

    Melissa
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. We do not choose who we love, but rather our souls choose for us. – n.r.h. I think that is so true. There is just something about knowing when you have found the right person. It isn’t a choice but a destiny. This couple could not exemplify more that their souls made a pretty solid decision. Head over heals in love! It’s hard to not love love when you see happiness like this. Just beautiful. This is the…
  • Destination Wedding | Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

    Melissa
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:05 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Intimate destination weddings for Canadian couples at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale – a beautiful trend. Not surprising since it is starting to get cold in other parts of North America but the weather is just starting to get perfect here. October is a really nice time of the year for a wedding in Arizona. The bride and groom plus a handful of their closest friends and family in this picture perfect desert…
  • Segner Ranch Wedding |Part 2 Film | Private Residence Sedona / Oak Canyon Creek Arizona

    Melissa
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:41 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. Generally I am of the school of thought that less is more. But sometimes you just have to share more because you have to. This is one of those times. Here are the highlights from Keith’s photos of a recent wedding at Segner Ranch in Sedona. A variety of film cameras were used – but his two rangefinders did most of the heavy lifting. Thank you to all the amazing vendors that made S + D day so perfect. This was…
  • Tucson a Destination of Sorts | Westin La Paloma Wedding

    Melissa
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. A sneak peek from of our second photographer – a recent wedding at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. (yes, yes, yes there are some digital images taken during the wedding day – hard not to because we want to be able to share a little tiny something with our couples while we patiently await their film to be processed at a fabulous lab.) Can’t wait to share everything with this super special couple.
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    Nature Photography Blog

  • Holiday Gift Guide For Nature Photographers 2014

    Ben Neumann
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    Every year I publish a Holiday Gift Guide for nature photographers. If you’re looking to find some special presents for the photographer in your life, here’s my list of must have gifts for the 2014 holiday season. Wacom Tablet – The Wacom tablet is for the photographer that likes to edit. I love to edit and to me it’s all part of the creative process. Wacom makes several tablets but by far the most popular is the medium sized Intuos Pro. There’s a learning curve but once you master it you’ll wonder why you never had one before. A GoPro –…
 
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    Thin spiral notebook

  • Storm’s a’comin’

    Tara R.
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:08 am
    The shrieking grew shriller as the volume went higher. Coffee mugs rattled on tables, utensils skipped across plate rim, and nerves frayed along tired edges. A blur of pink blew […]
  • Based on a true story

    Tara R.
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Dr. Gleason found himself in an all too familiar spot – standing with a family representative, studying a patient through an observation porthole of a sterile hospital room door. The subject was a middle-aged mother of two. She was brought in […]
  • Lights of the Christmas tree

    Tara R.
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    “The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven . . .” ~ Hans Christian Andersen Before the last of the […]
  • Green with envy

    Tara R.
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:18 am
    Walking on cloud nine Green and crunchy cumulus My reptile heavenFiled under: Haiku, Photography, Poems Tagged: deer moss, lizard, nature, poetry, reptile
  • More than black and white

    Tara R.
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:33 pm
    “You really don’t have a good poker face.” “Is my frustration that obvious?” “Only a neon sign would more glaring.” “Being open-minded doesn’t mean you’re only open to the current mob mentality of what’s right and wrong.” “Have you tried […]
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    Lens Diaries

  • Photography Reflectors — Subtractive Lighting

    rolandogomez
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Black Reflector In the beginning of the “Photography Reflectors” series of articles, we talked about several fabrics used with the California Sunbounce system of reflectors, silver, white, gold and zebra. Most photographers usually think about these types of reflector fabrics, but seasoned veteran photographers also know the importance of black fabric reflectors. Black reflectors [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—The Golden Rule

    rolandogomez
    9 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    It’s About Using The Right Tool While many will describe my photographic style as warm, and some will even state that I often rely on warming gels and white-balance, I for one will tell you I only use these more warming techniques when I practice photographing women whether it’s fashion, glamour, beauty or fine art [...]
  • Photography Reflectors—Recreating North Light

    rolandogomez
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:04 am
    As Early As The Renaissance Era In the previous six articles about photography reflectors we’ve covered many topics, but now we’ll focus on using a reflector to create “north light.” No, you don’t have to point your reflector from a northern angle to your subject to gain this effect, but it helps to know the [...]
  • Lighting & Cameras, Paradigm Shifts In Photography

    rolandogomez
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s Happening Now, Don’t Get Left Behind In my last article, Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras, you became aware of how the Pacific Ocean drowned my Canon DSLR camera during one of my recent Maui photography workshops. If you read the entire article, thank you, and that means you found out that in my search for [...]
  • Mirrorless Madness Professional Cameras

    rolandogomez
    13 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    A New Paradigm Shift In Photography Back in April during our Maui photography workshop I did something a photographer should never do, I turned my back to the ocean while I adjusted my portable Hensel flash system for one of our photographers. Within seconds, the Pacific Ocean decided it would devour my Canon 5D Mark [...]
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    Rocky Mountain School of Photography » Blog

  • Double Vision Part 2: Faking It!

    website@rmsp.com
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Okay, so now you know all about using in-camera double exposures to get that ethereal quality in your macro shots. But maybe your camera doesn’t have that feature or maybe you’ve got a bunch of macro shots that you took before you knew about the double exposure technique. How can you create double exposures after the fact? If you’re using Adobe Photoshop or Elements you can create the same beautiful result in just a few simple steps. In this post I’m really just going to cover the Photoshop technique because there are a few more steps. For those using Elements, Adobe has automated…
  • Double Vision Part 1: Making Your Macro Shots Stand Out

    website@rmsp.com
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Stop for a second and picture a good macro shot in your mind. What does it look like? More importantly, what does it feel like? Seriously, do it, I can wait…… Okay, so you need some inspiration? Here are a couple of images that might help you along. Now, the answers will be different for different people but the following list of words covers the most common answers I’ve heard from my students over the last 12 years. Color     Blur     Detail     Softness     Ethereal     Seeing what your eye can’t Not all of the words may have been on your list because we all…
  • B and H Photo – Video – Pro Audio and Canon U.S.A. – Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers

    website@rmsp.com
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Our friends at B&H and Canon U.S.A. are holding a fantastic photo contest for photography students and emerging photographers (less than 5 years in the industry.) They are calling it the Explore Creatively: A Photo Contest for Students & Emerging Photographers.  What makes it so fantastic? Well, take a look at the judges, for example: Peter Read Miller, Drew Gurian, Elinor Carruci and Vincent Laforet. WOW!       There are four categories for this: Portrait Landscape/Nature/Wilderness Sports/Adventure Still Life Truly something for everybody. And take a look at these…
  • A Tale of a Stolen Photo

    website@rmsp.com
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:06 am
    written by Beau Johnston. I made a conscious decision, when I started writing and photography, that if I wanted to make a name for myself I would need to have an online presence. Websites, blogs, and social media are great tools for getting your work out and in front of the masses. By leveraging these tools, I have acknowledged the risk of having my photography used, without my permission, in everything from personal blogs to advertising. I have tried (nearly) everything I can think of to prevent individuals from stealing my work. I have used right-click protection, small jpegs, and…
  • Help Portrait 2014 at RMSP

    website@rmsp.com
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    As many photographers around the world know, December 6 marks the day of the international movement known as Help-Portrait. This last Saturday in Missoula, Rocky Mountain School of Photography played host to Missoula’s installment of Help Portrait. Thanks to the many volunteer photographers from the community, as well as hair stylists, make up artists and supporters, the day was a complete success. Singles, couples, kids, parents, and grandparents all stopped by to have their photo taken and ended up leaving with a free framed portrait to hang onto forever. We were beyond happy to host…
 
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    Neocamera

  • Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review | Neocamera

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Fujinon XF50-140mm F/2.8R LM OIS WR Review added to the Fuji X-T1 Photographer Experience. This is the top-of-the-line X-mount lens with constant maximum aperture in a weathersealed and freezeproof body with built-in optical image-stabilization.
  • Fuji X-T1 Graphite Hands-On | Neocamera

    6 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The Graphite Edition of the excellent Fuji X-T1 adds an ultra-fast electronic-shutter with 1/32000s maximum speed and a number of improvements in a new smooth and highly durable finish.
  • Nikon D750 Review | Neocamera

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The first video-optimized full-frame DSLR features a 24 MP CMOS sensor with ISO 50 - 51200 range, 6.5 FPS and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, with stereo sound and AF-tracking. A 100% coverage viewfinder and large 3.2" tilting LCD with 1.2MP allow precise framing.
  • Best Digital Cameras of 2014 | Neocamera

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The best digital cameras of 2014, selected among each class and for various types of photography.
  • Nikon 1 J4 Review | Neocamera

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    The smallest Nikon mirrorless packs an 18 MP high-speed CMOS sensor capable of 60 FPS drive and full 1080p HD video at 60 FPS, plus slow-motion video up to 1200 FPS.
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    The Photo Canvas Blog

  • 2014 Order Deadlines for Christmas Delivery

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Need gifts for Dec. 24? Find out when to order to ensure they’re delivered in time… It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Lights twinkling, children wishing, cookies baking and shoppers stressing! Don't be a casualty of the season; during the month of December a week can fly by faster than you can say Elf on the Shelf! We came up with a handy dandy graphic so you can find your state (international customers, we've got you covered, read on!) – and then see at a glance what your shipping choices are and the absolute last date to order for each. Remember: Express = more costly,…
  • Wild Wednesday: Red-Eyed Tree Frog

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to Wild Wednesday! This series showcases the best of the extra-exciting canvases from our APC customers! Whether the subject is untamed nature, a thrilling extreme sports shot or an intense portrait, they're captured on camera by a photographer, and captured on canvas by the APC team. If it's WILD, it must be Wednesday! Photo: Richard Green – “Red-Eyed Tree Frog” Canvas: 39" x 26" Thick Gallery Wrap with Gloss Finish “I have always loved these frogs with their bright colors and big red eyes, that getting an image was at the top of my ‘must have» list while participating in…
  • In the Limelight: Lou Newman

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    This is “In the Limelight,” our blog series that takes a closer look at some stunning canvas prints and the photographers behind them. Our “Limelight Questionnaire” gets to the who, what, when and why, while the photographers tell us in their own words what they want us to know about the shot. You’ll get information and inspiration In the Limelight!   "Wing Stretch" 24x36 Thick Gallery Wrap © Lou Newman Lilac-breasted Roller, Tanzania, East Africa, 2013. My lens mount was resting on a bean bag on the roof of a Toyota Land Rover and I was concentrating on the bird, hoping to…
  • In the Limelight: Nick Nieto

    12 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is “In the Limelight,” our blog series that takes a closer look at some stunning canvas prints and the photographers behind them. Our “Limelight Questionnaire” gets to the who, what, when and why, while the photographers tell us in their own words what they want us to know about the shot. You’ll get information and inspiration In the Limelight! "The Amazing Eiffel Tower" 42 x 28 Thick Gallery Wrap © Nick Nieto "Probably one of the most memorable images I've ever taken was this one of the Eiffel Tower. Ever since visiting Paris on my honeymoon I fell in love with the city and…
  • Wild Wednesday: Anole Lizard

    4 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Welcome to Wild Wednesday! This series showcases the best of the extra-exciting canvases from our APC customers! Whether the subject is untamed nature, a thrilling extreme sports shot or an intense portrait, they're captured on camera by a photographer, and captured on canvas by the APC team. If it's WILD, it must be Wednesday! Photo: John Hintz – “Going Down” Canvas: 38" x 38" Thick Gallery Wrap with Gloss Finish "This photo was taken on my lanai. It was the anole lizard's bright yellow/green color (most of them you see are brown) and perfectly vertical pose that caught my eye. Poor…
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    Ralph Velasco

  • Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else

    RalphVelasco
    14 Dec 2014 | 7:46 pm
      Photo Tips: Challenge Yourself, or Someone Else 5-Day Black and White Challenge   Recently I accepted my friend and photography student Abby Krim’s 5-day black and white challenge that had been going around Facebook for the last few weeks, and so over the course of 5 days I posted a black and white image from somewhere in the world, as well as the story behind it, which had also been part of the “assignment.” I really enjoy posting images that I’ve made in the many wonderful places I’ve had the honor of visiting, and I’ve had many people tell me that they…
  • Summary of All 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users

    RalphVelasco
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:45 pm
      Summary of the Complete 52 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   As promised, here is a compilation of all 52 categories of a shot list as found in the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ll use this information as the basis for creating and customizing your own shot lists. What other categories can you think of?   Essaouira, Morocco Abstracts An abstract image, the subject of which may be by definition unrecognizable, can still allude to something unique about the place you’re shooting.     Cappadocia, Turkey Aerials Take advantage of…
  • The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 4

    RalphVelasco
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:52 pm
      The Final 13 Categories of a Shot List from the My Shot Lists for Travel app for Non-iOS Users   Part 4   And here’s the final installment of 13 categories of a shot list from the My Shot Lists for Travel app.  I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a insider’s look at the app, especially if you’re not an iOS device user. Coming soon will be a complete summary of all 52 categories.   Chefchaouen, Morocco Shopping Admiring colorful and interesting displays is another form of recreation for those interested in retail therapy, or just gathering items for…
  • 13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 3

    RalphVelasco
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:33 pm
      13 Additional Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 3   Here are 13 additional categories of a shot list:   LANGUAGE – Chefchaouen, Morocco Language Look for opportunities to show the local language or languages being used in your destination.   MAN-MADE WONDERS – Near Paro, Bhutan Man-Made Wonders The ingenuity of humans is remarkable, so when you stumble upon an example of how engineering has overcome the seemingly impossible, illustrate that. MARKETS – Casablanca, Morocco Markets Seek opportunities to document the action and myriad…
  • 13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users – Part 2

    RalphVelasco
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
      13 More Categories of a Shot List for Non-iOS Users   Part 2   As promised, here are 13 more categories of a shot list:   FLAGS – Havana, Cuba Flags Time and again, national pride is expressed by the simple display of a country’s flag. Look for city, state and regional examples, as well.     FLORA – Near Essaouira, Morocco Flora If there’s a particular tree, flower or other plant that’s found only at or near your destination, you’ll undoubtedly want to represent it on your shot list.     FROM THE WATER  – Joklsarlon,…
 
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    Trapped Light

  • Beside an Apartment Entrance

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:50 pm
  • Wedding Photo in Paris

    3 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
    A Chinese couple posing for wedding photo when enjoying merry-go-round near the Eiffel tower in Paris.
  • Swedish Saleswoman

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    A Swedish saleswoman in Stockholm christmas market
  • Christmas is Coming

    17 Nov 2014 | 11:20 pm
    Champs-Élysées boulevard Paris
  • Berlin Wall

    10 Nov 2014 | 12:52 am
    People watch arts on a part of Berlin wall called East Side Gallery. It is a 1.3 km long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin on Mühlenstraße.
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    flipturn

  • Text prompt poem.

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:47 pm
    The mail The key for you want to make The little compartment with someone The middle below the key for you in an hour The TCS building The key for Student Disability Center for Student Disability Center for Student Disability Center for Student Disability Center for Student Disability Center for you in an A great The key for student disability center for you doing me an hour The key for you want to cook and draw pictures A headache A new one by now if you want to your badge in the bookseller Amazon Marketplace My class and live with a family to hurt myself Live with me up after Up from…
  • I just wanna have sex and read books and draw/paint pictures and live with someone who likes to cook...

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:38 pm
    I just wanna have sex and read books and draw/paint pictures and live with someone who likes to cook and clean together. This is the dream.
  • Photo

    15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
  • Text prompt poems.

    14 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The world is horrible My Bill Balance And depression We should work out all this angst and depression Like how are really want My body the gym the world is anyone interested in my body and weeks of gross white guys being Your students aren’t too The gym the gym the gym the gym the gym the gym the gym the gym The bookseller Amazon Marketplace We should work on CTS I’m alone Like how are really hard at school for Next Door Really hard at UC Davis Financial Aid Office And it’s Can finally hang Good care of my body and weeks of myself and depression In coming In nature Just on…
  • I really want to learn how to box or something. God dammit. I need a way to work out all this angst...

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:48 pm
    I really want to learn how to box or something. God dammit. I need a way to work out all this angst and depression. I’m fucking angry. The world is horrible. And I’m alone.
 
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    Mike Moats

  • Lensbaby Sales

    Mike Moats
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    Here are some recent deals for Lensbaby Products. ________________________________ Circular Fisheye http://store.lensbaby.com/circular-fisheye-5-8mm-f-3-5/ ________________________________ Composer Pro System Kit. http://store.lensbaby.com/composer-pro-system-kit/ ________________________________ Holiday Gift Guide http://lensbaby.com/gift  
  • Follow Up To Camera Clubs and Workshops

    Mike Moats
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    So yesterday I had tons of feedback on my blog, facebook, emails, about my post on camera clubs that are not willing to pass on info about workshops in their area to members. One person said that I was a business and I’m just complaining because I can’t get free advertising from the clubs.  Camera clubs talk about and promote all the latest gear, software, photo books, and they don’t ask for a single dime from those manufacturers for promoting their products. But for some reason they look at the workshop leader as getting free advertisement when they mention a workshop, You…
  • Don’t Understand Some Camera Clubs

    Mike Moats
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    My understanding of a camera club is that all it’s members come together, meet, and share information that helps each photographer grow into better photographers. The members do this by passing on their knowledge to the lesser experienced photographers, through speakers that come in for meetings and present on what they know, and through competitions and critiques that also help photographers to grow. When I set up a workshop in different parts of the country, typically major cities with large populations, I will contact the local area camera clubs letting them know to let their members…
  • Macro Workshop – Pittsburgh Area

    Mike Moats
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Macro Boot Camp  – Holiday Inn, Monroeville, near Pittsburgh,PA, Feb.6,7,8, Cost $199 The “MACRO BOOT CAMPS” are three days of in depth learning, fun, and entertainment. You will need a camera, macro lens, tripod, as you will be shooting in the classroom. It is for the beginner to the intermediate photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature. Times for the Macro Boot Camps, Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 2:00pm Covered in the Macro Boot Camp: The Best, Cameras / Lenses / Tripods / Heads / Accessories. Controlling…
  • Having Fun On The Beach

    Mike Moats
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:51 am
    I can’t take credit for this idea as I got it from my photog friend Ken Robb. Ken had a great shot of a starfish that he bought at a shell shop and then took it down to the beach and photographed it as the water rushed over it. So when I was in St Augustine, Florida, I bought lots of shells from the local shell shops and took this starfish down to the beach to shoot this image of the water as it flowed over the starfish. Set my f/stop to f/32 to slow down the shutter speed and give the water a little softness. Not as nice as the shot Ken made, but not bad.
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Behind the Scenes: Forest Road 73 / Sun Top Lookout Trip Report

    Steve
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Instead of heading out with the family for shopping, late in the morning I packed up the dog and camera gear into the Landcruiser and headed for the hills. I had no real plan on where I was going to drive to until I reached Enumclaw (where I texted my family my itinerary). Since this could possibly could be the last day before the entire area is shut down because of snow, I decided to do a little exploring up off Forest Road 73 (off State Route 410 above Greenwater, Washington). At the SnoPark parking area, there was a sign stating that the road was washed out 13 miles ahead. With this…
  • Barge Hall No. 7, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    Barge Hall, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington A black and white photograph of Barge Hall at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my black and white urban photography project titled Barge Hall, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012 Purchase Print The post Barge Hall No. 7, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington, 2008

    Steve
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington On June 4, 2008, near record low tides on Washington state’s Puget Sound allowed for the rare glimpse of marine life and old industrial structures normally underwater. This black and white photograph of barnacles growing on an old dock piling was taken along Tacoma’s waterfront along Ruston Way. Image 080604-5077. Part of my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography series. Purchase Print The post Barnacles at Low Tide, Tacoma, Washington, 2008 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Gas Works No. 8, Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Gas Works No. 8, Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington A black and white photograph of the old industrial machinery at Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington. Image 140301-1796. This photo is one of a series of images from my on-going Work in Progress (WIP), Pacific Northwest black and white industrial photography project titled Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington Purchase Print The post Gas Works No. 8, Gas Works Park, Seattle, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Sunset on Morro Bay No. 5, Morro Bay State Park, California, 2014

    Steve
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Sunset on Morro Bay No. 5, Morro Bay State Park, California A photograph of the Autumn evening skies over the water at Morro Bay State Park, California. Image 141015-5523. This photo is one of a series of images from my nature and nature photography project captured along the California coast titled Sunset on Morro Bay, Morro Bay State Park, California, 2014 Purchase Print The post Sunset on Morro Bay No. 5, Morro Bay State Park, California, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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    PHOTO JOURNEY

  • Travelling with kids is more fun and it makes you more responsible traveller & better planner

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Travelling solo, or with friends or even with your partner is completely different than travelling with kids. So far I have travelled solo most of the times and recently started travelling with my nephew and niece. This exposed me to different experiences. Here I would be sharing the way things which changes and some of the tips for folks who plan to travel with kids. And I am sure that many of the readers, who have kids, can add to this.READ MORE =>>
  • Folk dancers from Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh - Kullvi Nati

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Himalayan State of India has various forms of folks dance. They vary from one region of Himachal to another. As an example the dance forms of Kullu valley is different from Kinnaur and Shimla. We met this group on our way to Rohtang pass. This is a 8 years old photograph which I found in my old Hard-drive and thought of sharing today.READ MORE =>>
  • Chauli ki Jali, Mukteshwar - One of the best rock climbing places for amateurs

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Mukteshwar is located in Uttrakhand state of India and Chauli ki Jali is very exciting place for adventure lovers. I also had an exceptional experience of rock climbing at same place 5 years back. We were in Mukteshwar for a weekend trip and got to know about a place which has a huge rock standing still on a hill and facing a deep valley. It was called as Chauli ki Jali, which looks awesome Mukteshwar temple. READ MORE =>>
  • Jatoli Shiva Temple surrounded by beautiful hills of Solan in Himachal Pradesh, India

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Few weeks back I visited Shimla for some work and spent one day with a school friend in Solan. Since hills around Jatoli Shiva Temple are favorites of my friend, he planned a visit to the temple and spend some time together in peace. This Photo Journey share some of the photographs of trek to Jatoli Temple and the beautiful campus surrounded by hills.READ MORE =>>
  • Kullu, Manali & Rohtang Pass - perfect destination for nature lovers

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    If you are planning a trip to Manali, Rohtang Pass, Kullu, Manikaran or Lahual Spiti, which Photo Journey will give you some glimpses of landscapes you can expect along with some tips on planning the trip. Which includes modes of transportation, right places to stay and things to do around this region. Manali used to be one of my regular destination 8 years back and almost every year I was there during summers as well as winters. READ MORE =>>
 
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    All About Images Blog

  • Smartphone Voter Protection Act

    Mark Mizen
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Iowa Department of Transportation Buoyed by gains in the recent election, the Republican Party has introduced the Smartphone Voter Protection Act. This act takes advantage of technology recently developed in Iowa to allow smartphones to display secure ID credentials. It represents the latest in voter security and will require all voters to display a smartphone before voting in national elections. In discussing the new act, U.S. Representative James Crow declared the Smartphone Voter Protection Act to be completely consistent with voter ID laws that have been passed in many states. He…
  • Our Memories for Life Album Straps Now Photo Safe

    Mark Mizen
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:13 am
    Earlier this year, this blog published test results showing that the strap in Our Memories for Life (OMFL) albums was not photo safe and consequently their “100% photo-safe” claim was not correct. According