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  • More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R

    Canon Rumors
    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    The first thing people have noticed is the maximum ISO of 6400 for both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. We’re told this is because of a much stronger CFA which will produce much greater color accuracy than anything currently in the Canon lineup. The EOS 5D Mark IV will be the camera geared to sensitivity and lowlight performance and we will see one sometime in 2015. More to come… cr
  • Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Specifications

    Canon Rumors
    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    As first reported here, the Canon EOS 5DS will be coming next week and the specs have leaked. Specifications 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor 5DS R has the low pass filter removed Magnesium Alloy Body Dust and weather sealed Dual DIGIC6 processor ISO Range of 100-6400 5FPS continuous shooting High precision 61-point AF EOS Itr AF “fine detail” added to the Picture Styles 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode Customizable “Quick Control screen” Time-lapse movie Anti-flicker Interval Timer Bulb timer Source: [DCI] cr
  • 37 Ethereal Almost Supernatural Long Exposure Photographs

    Digital Photography School
    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Landscape photographers use a technique involving long exposures to create those milky smooth waterfalls, and misty images of coastlines. But what other ways are long exposures used? Here are a few long exposure photographs that seem almost otherworldly or supernatural in their appearance for you to ponder and enjoy: Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni on 500px Snake on a Train by Brian Donovan on 500px Skipping Rocks by Michael Shainblum on 500px Autumn Swirl by Andrew Kumler on 500px 49 Shades of Grey by Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim on 500px The Proposal by Ryan Buchanan on 500px Children of…
  • 26 January 2015, Monday

    Ken Rockwell's Updates
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 This new lens covers full-frame and comes in mounts for Nikon, for Canon and for Sony / MAXXUM. It has VR for Nikon and IS for Canon, and has instant manual focus override with a SWM/AFS/Ultrasonic AF motor.   Free Canon 6D Canon 6D with printer and paper: $1,339 after rebates Price is $1,989 at checkout. There's a $300 rebate on the 6D, and $350 more on the camera+printer+photo paper bundle. $1,989 - $300 - $350 = $1,339!   Canon 6D with 24-105 L, printer and paper: $1,839 after rebates Price is $2,489 at checkout. There's a $300 rebate on the 6D, and $350…
  • Review - Megamast, photography from 8 metres

    Northlight Images Photography
    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.
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    The Atlantic Photo

  • Photos of the Week: 1/24-1/30 (35 photos)

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    This week we have images of lemurs in China, a Dalek in a pool in the UK, the blizzard that hit the U.S. East Coast, the liberation of Kobani in Syria, a rare megamouth shark, a wine cork portrait of the King and Queen of Spain, a Zanzibari fisherman, and much more. Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, a seaport city in China's Shandong province, on January 27. (China Daily/Reuters)
  • Returning Syrian Kurds Find Recaptured Kobani in Ruins (25 photos)

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    Late last year, after months of assault by ISIS militants, many had given up the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani as lost. The fight continued through the winter, until monitors and spokesmen for the the Kurdish People's Protection Unit announced earlier this week that ISIS forces had been driven from Kobani, and that Kurds now controlled the city once again. The defeat is one of several recent losses ISIS has suffered across Syria and Iraq, as the group's rapid and violent territorial grabs have been stalled and pushed back by local armies and international forces. On January 27, the…
  • On This Day: An Air Battle Over Belgium in 1945 (1 photos)

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Seventy years ago, on January 27, 1945, a German pilot was captured on film after hastily exiting his damaged plane, hurtling through the air, legs outstretched, high above the frigid landscape of Belgium. The German aircraft had just been badly damaged by .50-calibre fire from a P-47 fighter bomber flown by Major James Dalglish, a U.S. pilot in the 354th Fighter Group of the 9th Air Force, from Rome, New York. The air battle took place at the end of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. The German plane exploded shortly after this photograph was…
  • Remembering Auschwitz: 70 Years After Liberation (27 photos)

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:04 am
    Tuesday is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, marking the passage of 70 years since the January 27, 1945, liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers. Auschwitz was a network of concentration camps built and operated in occupied Poland by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. Auschwitz I and nearby Auschwitz II-Birkenau were the extermination camps where an estimated 1.1 million people—mostly Jews from across Europe, but also political opponents, prisoners of war, homosexuals, and Roma—were killed in gas chambers or by systematic starvation, forced labor, disease, or…
  • Photos of the Week: 1/17-1/23 (35 photos)

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
    This week we have scenes of India's preparation for Republic Day, a new image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from ESA's Rosetta spacecraft, continued unrest in eastern Ukraine, a Chinese home-made mechanical horse, a yarmulke made of hair samples (to disguise it), K-Pop hopefuls in Seoul, a volcano that has been creating a new island near Tonga, and much more. An artist from the state of Telangana reacts to the camera as they wait for their turn to perform during a media preview displaying a glimpse of culture of different parts of India, in New Delhi, India, on, January 22. The…
 
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    Big Picture

  • Road to K-pop stardom

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Thousands of Korean children dream of becoming household names like rapper Psy, whose 2012 “Gangnam Style” video was a global YouTube hit, often putting up with punishing schedules in the hope of one day making it big in the music industry. A recent survey of pre-teens showed that 21 percent of respondents wanted to be K-pop (Korean pop) stars when they grow up, the most popular career choice. -- By ReutersMembers of South Korean girl group GFriend watch a recording of their stage performance during a dress rehearsal for "The Show" in Seoul, Jan. 20. (Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters)
  • Massive snowstorm hits Northeast

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:32 pm
    The blizzard of 2015 blasted the region with wind-whipped snow that piled nearly 3-feet high in some places. Piles of snow along the streets of Squantum frame the City of Boston across Dorchester Bay. (Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff)
  • Unrest in Yemen

    23 Jan 2015 | 5:07 pm
    The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week after a Houthi rebel takeover of the country. Thousands demonstrated on Friday as lawmakers wait to convene over the weekend. -- By Leanne Burden SeidelArmy and police officers loyal to the Houthi movement shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration to show support to the movement in Sanaa Jan. 23. Yemen drifted deeper into political limbo on Friday after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned in exasperation at a Houthi rebel takeover of the country, a move that appeared to catch the Iran-backed group off…
  • Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Sea in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. The dangerously low level has been attributed to an imbalance between the amount of incoming and outgoing water. Known also as the Sea of Salt, separating Israel to the west and Jordan to the east, the lake’s surface and shores are 1407 feet below the level making it earth’s lowest elevation on land. The problem of the annual declining rate is due…
  • Bird’s Eye View

    19 Jan 2015 | 3:57 pm
    A change in perspective can make everything look a little different. Patterns emerge, shapes coalesce, and chaos simplifies. Aerial view of a river in Peru's Amazon region of Loreto, September 29, 2014. (ENRIQUE CASTRO-MENDIVIL/REUTERS)
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    Digital Photography Review

  • Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    The Slow Mo Guys do just what their name implies - record slow motion videos. In a new episode they use a Phantom Flex to capture the Canon 7D's mirror box and shutter mechanism being triggered at a variety of shutter speeds. The results are pretty darn cool. See video
  • Phottix launches Indra 500 TTL mains or battery powered studio heads

    30 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Phottix has introduced a new studio flash head that can be powered via the mains in a studio environment or through a portable battery pack when flash is needed in the field. The Phottix Indra 500TTL offers 500 watts of output across eight settings from full power to 1/128th power and, according to Phottix, it can be synchronised with shutter durations as short as 1/8000sec. Read more
  • Last Chance to vote! 2014 Readers' Polls - best product of 2014

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:57 am
    VOTING ENDS MIDNIGHT JAN 31st (Pacific) Late last year we asked you to vote for your favorite products of the 2014 in four categories: best lens, best high-end compact camera, best enthusiast ILC and best high-end ILC. Voting ran through January 20th and the results are in! Click through to see the results of our 2014 readers' polls, and for a chance to vote on the overall winner, which we'll announce next month. 
  • Perfectly Clear App for Android updated to version 4, iOS update to follow

    30 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    Athentech has released the latest version of its auto-enhancement photo editor Perfectly Clear App for Android, bringing it up to version 4. With the latest update users are given several new features for further improving their photographs, as well as new detection algorithms for the Next Generation Beautify feature specifically. Click through for more details
  • DxO OpticsPro 10.2 adds support for Sony A7 II and Panasonic LX100

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    DxO OpticsPro 10.2 is now available, joined by DxO ViewPoint 2.5.2 and DxO FilmPack 5.1. With this trio of updates, photographers will find new support for four more camera models: the Lumix DMC-LX100, Pentax K-S1, Sony A7 II, and the Samsung Galaxy S5. Hundreds of new camera and lens combinations have been added, the user interfaces have been improved, and more. Read more
 
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    Scott Kelby's Photoshop Insider

  • Friday Stuff for Photographers

    Scott Kelby
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Happy Friday, everybody!. Here’s what’s up:One minute and 41-seconds of brilliant advice for photographers We do an “Inspire Me Monday” piece each week on our KelbyOne Facebook page and this week it’s a short 1-minute and 41-second clip taken from our business interview with Dave Black, and his advice to someone who asked him how to handle a portrait shoot with an athlete is just brilliant. Simple, yet so smart. You’ve got it watch it. It’ll be the best minute forty-one you spend today on your photography.If you’re a Wedding or Portrait…
  • It’s Free Stuff Thursday!

    Brad Moore
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    New Lightroom Classes from Scott Kelby Over on KelbyOne, we just released four brand new Lightroom courses from Scott Kelby! Whether you’re wondering why you should start using Lightroom and are curious what the advantages of it are over just using Bridge and Photoshop, a current user who wants to know more about sharpening, a sports photographer looking for the best way to integrate Lightroom into your workflow, or are just looking for some cool layout ideas, Scott has you covered.Leave a comment for your chance to win a free copy of Scott’s Lightroom 5 Book for…
  • It’s Guest Blog Wednesday featuring David Molnar!

    Brad Moore
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    I’ve been afraid to admit this for a while… afraid to say this out loud.But this is a safe place right?For years I felt like a fake. I would be so nervous the night before a shoot that I felt like tomorrow was the day that I was going to come undone.Tomorrow the world will discover that I’m faking this. I’m not really a good photographer. They really shouldn’t pay me for this. I’m not worth anything.I’m pretending to know what I’m doing. When really, I’m scared as hell.You may or may not know this, but I’m a celebrity, music and advertising photographer in Nashville. I…
  • Frozen (the tour)

    Scott Kelby
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:10 am
    I was born and raised in Florida. I was 24-years-old before I ever saw snow in person. Now I’m in Columbus, Ohio where I did my seminar yesterday and I’m making up for lost time. It’s “snow city.” Brrrrrrr!!!!This is Brad. He’s from Knoxville, Tennessee so he’s used to cold weather, and even likes it, but it’s really not fair because his beard generates it’s own heat (just ask the ladies in Columbus).Luckily, we hunkered down indoors yesterday, and we had an awesome group of photographers (over 300+ photographers braved the cold and the…
  • A 2nd Look at Project Luca — The App for Photo Storytelling is Moving Forward

    Scott Kelby
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    OK, it’s not actually a “Photo storytelling app” — it’s a Storytelling app that just happens to be really good for photo-storytelling When I did a “First look” at Project Luca, back in December (here’s the link) there were things I really liked about it (like professionally designed themes, different fonts, a decent level of customization, that it’s app-based, there’s motion options and dissolves, and lots of stuff that makes it great for photographers who want to tell a story).There was also some key stuff I felt was missing… …and I…
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    ShootTokyo

  • Headshots

    Dave
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:21 am
    It has been a long week in Dublin.  I arrived on early Wednesday midday.  I did really well with jetlag until yesterday.  I went out shooting around London and stopped by my hotel late afternoon to freshen up and relax before dinner.  I ended up falling asleep around 4PM and woke up around 12:30 or so.   Taking an 8 hour nap in the afternoon is really not good for your jet lag.   Amateur move… I was starving and there was nothing in my area for dinner.  I ended up finding a pizza place near the bar/nightlife and grabbed a slice of NY style pizza.   Pizza isn’t the best…
  • Dublin

    Dave
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
    I landed in Dublin yesterday and was able to make it through the day without crashing.   The trick to getting over jet lag is not going to sleep when you get there.  I typically try to stay up until 10 or 11PM on the first night.   I ended up falling asleep around 11PM and thought I woke up at midnight.   That is the nightmare of jetlag as the following day will be long and miserable.  I read for a little while and fell back asleep.   It turned out my phone was still on Japan time so I actually work up around 3AM which isn’t bad for a first night of sleep but I feel back asleep…
  • Frankfurt Airport 5AM

    Dave
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:13 am
    My 12 hour flight from Tokyo went very smoothly.   I boarded the flight and like clockwork I was fast asleep before the door even shut.   I slept 9 hours straight.   That is longer than I sleep any night of the week.  I was able to get about half way through my current book American Sniper when I woke up. Empty is the word I would use to describe Frankfurt Airport at 5am.    The airport is an absolute ghost town at this hour.   I prefer red eye flights as you can make most of the day before you leave but you can often land at odd times and 5AM in Frankfurt is one example of that. I…
  • Two for Tuesday

    Dave
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:48 am
    I just finished packing and have a 1am flight to Frankfurt with a connection to Dublin.    I know a lot of people don’t like red eye flights but they really are perfect for me.    I sleep really well on planes.   It is a 12 hour flight to Germany, I have a 5 hour layover and then it’s a 2 hour flight to Dublin.   I can basically sleep most of the flight and it will be midday when I arrive in Dublin.    It’s almost 24 hours door to door with transit to and from the airport. I’ll probably do email and read on the layover.   Hopefully I only sleep half the flight…
  • The mean streets of Jiyugaoka

    Dave
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:55 pm
    I hope everyone’s year is off to a good start.  I can feel mine beginning to pick up after a nice break from travel with a trip to Dublin later this week and London the following.   I am very excited as I have never been to Dublin before and it is a place I have always wanted to visit.   I will have the weekend free to explore Dublin before heading off to London.   I enjoyed exploring London on my last trip to Europe.  If anyone has any suggestions on what to see while there please let me know. After my last few videos on Street Photography Settings for Beginners and Setting up…
 
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    Advancing Your Photography

  • Exclusive Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour

    Nathaniel Chu
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Watch The Full Video We are with Annie Leibovitz as she takes us through her gallery of her life’s most meaningful work. Get an insight into her life and her passion as she shares her stories. For more of Annie Leibovitz’s work, follow her on Tumblr. Be inspired, shoot, and share. Follow us: On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram On Pinterest The post Exclusive Annie Leibovitz Gallery Tour appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera Pt. 2

    Nathaniel Chu
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Image by Ansel Adams Watch The Full Video This week we bring you part two of our exclusive interview with Ansel Adams’ son, Michael. Get a look into the iconic photographer as the man behind the camera. Michael shares with us stories of his father took the photographs that made him arguably the most recognizable name in photography. Watch part one here. The post Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera Pt. 2 appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • AYP Insider: Portrait Of A Lady

    Lam Nguyen
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Portrait of a Lady Image by Lam Nguyen Watching Crystal, my significant other and far better half, fight her physical and psychological battle has been one of the most difficult experiences I’ve ever had to go through. Despite how harrowing this has been for her, she has asked me to document her journey in both photo and prose in the hopes that her conclusions might help others who are battling the same ailments. Image by Lam Nguyen Image by Lam Nguyen Image by Lam Nguyen I drew inspiration and guidance from one of photography’s greatest. Annie Leibovits is best known for her iconic…
  • Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera

    Lam Nguyen
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    Watch The Full Video Ansel Adams is arguably the biggest and most recognizable name in photography. He has given us some of the most defining photos of our generation. We join his son, Michael for some stories about the man and the photographer at one of his most famous stopping grounds, Yosemite. Be inspired, shoot, and share. The post Ansel Adams – The Man Behind The Camera appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.
  • The Inspiration Behind Your Photography

    Nathaniel Chu
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    The Inspiration Behind Your Photography “Whatever it takes to stay inspired is worth it.” – Alan Cohen In a world over-saturated with information, photography tips are a dime a dozen. This post is not a tip or tutorial– partially because it contradicts my opening sentence, but mainly because I’m not qualified to share any tips regarding photography. What I do want to share is what inspired me to start this hobby that so many have already fallen in love with. It began with an internship– an internship that threw me in the midst of a production studio that…
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    Thomas Hawk

  • What TechCrunch Gets Wrong About Ello…

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

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

    Thomas Hawk
    21 Dec 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Look what showed up in the mail yesterday: a beautiful 16 x 20 premium photo mounted from Flickr’s new Wall Art service. The photo is mounted on a one inch board and looks beautiful both on the wall as well as being held my daughter Kate, whose photo I printed. The process of ordering the print was super easy and I was able to order it directly from the Flickr photo page. In addition to ordering your own photos as wall art, there is also a huge library of wall art photos that you can purchase from other photographers on Flickr. Flickr recently revised this fine art program and now…
  • Ello vs. Facebook for Photographers

    Thomas Hawk
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Are you an artist or photographer? Do care about the integrity of your images? Do you dislike ads and sponsored posts shoved in your face? Do you dislike having 99% of your feed filtered out of view for those who follow you? Look at the above and answer this question: where does my photograph of the St. Louis Arch look better, Ello or Facebook? By the way, Ello is not just a social network for photographers. I’ve met some amazing creative writers, thinkers, and purveyors of all sorts of culture there. There are communities there building on things like finance, tech, science, politics,…
  • 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…
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  • Who Are You and Where Are You Going?

    30 Jan 2015 | 6:13 am
    © janecat - Fotolia It's no good running a pig farm badly for thirty years while saying, "Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer." By that time, pigs will be your style.Quentin Crisp On a fairly regular basis I'll hear a photographer comment about the things they don't like about their career choice. It's always the same tone as they look back and say something like, "I really wanted to get into fashion, but..."No matter how long or short a time you've been in business, there's always the opportunity to change paths. Nothing has to be forever. And for those of you who are already…
  • Throwback Thursday - Honduras

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    Anything goes on Throwback Thursday and in the dead of winter, even down here in Sarasota, is a great time to think about the ocean, especially scuba diving.  Meet two of my most favorite dive buddies, Kayce Baker and Bob Rose.Years ago I was headed on a trip and needed a dive buddy. Somebody suggested I talk to Bob. I knew him from seeing him at a few conventions, but had never really spent any time really talking to him. Well, that first trip to Bonaire launched a friendship that's been going non-stop for probably fifteen years or more. Somewhere along the line Kayce got her…
  • Headed to IUSA?

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    Okay, it's a pretty broad title, but here's an update on some of the things going on in Nashville this week on the trade show floor and I want to make sure you know about all of them... Marathon's Got Some Big Surprises They're a new partner at SCU, but even if they weren't on board I'd be telling you to check them out. What they're going to be launching redefines their ability to help you raise the bar on how you show your work. Plus, there are some great promotional offers and each one has its own application in your business.Bella Art Prints,  their new Family Marketing Program…
  • Nobody Has the Right to Step on Your Dreams

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    © Olga Lyubkin - Fotolia "If anybody laughs at your idea view it as a sign of potential success."Jim Rogers In looking for some inspiration to launch my brain this morning, I found the quote above and it simply hit home. I've written before about the importance of feeding your brain with a little motivational reading. Every now and then I love to just wander through a few of the better quote books.The quote above is from "Dance first. Think later." It's by Kathryn & Ross Petras. If you want to find out more about their books, just click on the book to the left and you'll be on the…
  • Mind Your Own Business - Coming Up January 28!

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    Just click on the banner for the link to join us live on January 28!
 
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    Stuck in Customs

  • Flying over Perfect Lakes

    Trey Ratcliff
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Choppy at Over-the-Top If you ever head to Queenstown and want the ultimate chopper experience, be sure to check out Choppy at Over-the-Top. She’s a good friend and an amazing pilot. Also, since she’s a photographer, she knows how to find all the best spots! Nonstop Critiques! We had a really fun critique session a few days ago. We selected a lot of images from Apprentices at The Arcanum and did lots of sharing! Daily Photo – Flying over Perfect Lakes A chopper flight (with Choppy!) from Queenstown to Glenorchy can take you over a few hidden lakes. Here is one of them,…
  • 29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm

    Trey Ratcliff
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Join me for a week of Photography, Yoga, Hiking, Fresh Food, and More! Visit the Workshop page to get all the information! I’ll tell you a little about it here… Come join me in New Zealand at this new fun workshop event here right by my home. All our other ones for 2015 are sold out, and I wanted to mix it up with a combo event like this! You guys know me… I’m quite zen (usually) and generally enjoy the meditative and creative side of photography. If that sounds like the sort of thing that might be up your chi-alley, then maybe we are simpatico! It’s at this…
  • The Incredible Ice Towers of Antarctica

    Trey Ratcliff
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Preparing for the next trips I feel lucky to have spent about three weeks in Antarctica, and I’m also happy to be home! But I’ve got a few cool trips lined up here for Hong Kong, Berlin, and London in the next few weeks. I’ll be taking photos all along the way, of course… my backlog is filling up, but I’ll be sure to share as often as I can. Daily Photo – The Incredible Ice Towers of Antarctica These towers are like nothing I've ever seen. The sea ice comes in slowly to impact on the nearby volcanic island and these incredible shapes begin to form.
  • Frederick Van Johnson

    Trey Ratcliff
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    What’s in Trey’s Bag? Here’s a video that we made soon after I took this photo below. You can see more (and updated stuff!) on my Camera Equipment page! Daily Photo – Frederick Van Johnson Here's my friend Fred. We were walking through the Queenstown Gardens here in New Zealand when I took this photo. It's shot with a Leica 50mm at f/1.4 on a Sony A7r. We started talking about camera gear so much that I almost forgot to take any photos! We had a great time together this week… this was just one of them! Frederick Van Johnson Tweet m Photo Information…
  • Another Sunset in French Polynesia

    Trey Ratcliff
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Using Mirrorless Cameras to view an Eclipse I don’t know why this never occurred to me, but it seems like a fairly obvious thing to do! I mention using my Sony below to do this since you can look directly into the sun, but you’re only seeing an image on the sensor. I should try this with a powerful lens and tripod next time an eclipse rolls around! Daily Photo – Another Sunset in French Polynesia I swear. 95% of the sunsets in this area must look as amazing as this! It is just kind of a photography heaven I think! I've never seen such consistency. Also, since I now live…
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  • Lightroom 6 to Require “Current” OS

    Jeff Harmon
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Last week Adobe published a very brief announcement that as they are working very hard on a major version update to their popular Lightroom product they have made the decision to no longer support “older” operating systems:     In order to leverage the latest operating system features and technologies, Lightroom 6 will require Mac OS X 10.8 or above, or a 64 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. Focusing our work on more modern operating systems and…
  • 3 Keys to Cold Weather Photography

    Mark Franks
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Here are the 3 key things you have to do for cold weather photography Being cold and wet is miserable; don’t let the cold, wind, and rain or snow limit your photography experience. Doing a little research and employing a few simple strategies can keep you comfortable, warm, and dry to capture those frozen landscape shots that less prepared photographers will not get. Three keys to getting it right: Know the conditions for your shoot — what are the average temperatures you are…
  • Calling All Beginners!!! Start Here! HUGE Beginner’s Q&A Episode! [IP106]

    Darin Mellor
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Jim & Darin change things up a bit and niche things down to assist not only those just joining the podcast, but also for those in the beginning stages of photography.   Laser focus is given to breaking things down for newer photographers.   This is a great refresher for the intermediate and seasoned professional as well! What’s in this episode Understanding the ‘Exposure Triangle’ An example of how Night Photography can really assist with learning…
  • Project Workshop – Kick-Start a New Year of Photography

    Rowland Jones
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Looking for a way to kick-start your photography in 2015?  Here are 3 ideas to get you going. It’s January.  You’ve survived the festive excesses, made a few resolutions for what you will, or will not, do during 2015.  Now it’s back to work. Somehow the New Year seems to create a big hole which soaks up all our enthusiasm (or is that just me?!)   So it may well be time for a project, to kick-start your year of photography.  Here are 3 ideas that might help…
  • Insuring and Protecting Your Gear from Theft

    Jeremiah Gilbert
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.   As photographers, we have a tendency to acquire gear and this accumulation can get costly. We also tend to carry a lot of it around with us. Now imagine needing to replace all this gear if it were stolen. Never mind the cost, just imagine the gutted feeling and overwhelming sense of needing to start over. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help protect your gear from theft. Take an Inventory Before you do anything else, take an inventory of what you have in your…
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    TWIP

  • TWiP 397 – White House Drones

    Bruce
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    This week on TWiP, a photographer crash lands his DJI Quadcopter on the White House lawn. Plus Sports Illustrated lays off the remainder of it's staff photographers. The post TWiP 397 – White House Drones appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Street Focus 19: Honor and Dignity with Jamel Shabazz

    Valerie
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:21 am
    Enjoy my conversation with Jamel Shabazz whose work spans decades and has received international recognition through exhibits, books and documentaries. The post Street Focus 19: Honor and Dignity with Jamel Shabazz appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • Your Itinerary 14: Road Photography with Rick Gerrity

    Rob
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Rick Gerrity would rather drive from New Jersey to Las Vegas than fly. His affinity for the open road has shaped his road photography style. The post Your Itinerary 14: Road Photography with Rick Gerrity appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • TWiP Weddings 03: Jason Groupp & WPPI

    Bruce
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    This week on TWiP Weddings - we're joined by the Director of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) - Jason Groupp. Jason and the panel talk about WPPI 2015 in Las Vegas and share their strategies for getting the most out of attending a conference, workshop or trade show. The post TWiP Weddings 03: Jason Groupp & WPPI appeared first on This Week in Photo.
  • The TWiP Manifesto 2015

    Frederick
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    “To inform, excite, educate and inspire photographers and other creative professionals, worldwide.” TWiP Army — THANK YOU! You’ve made these last several years a joy. With TWiP we have a platform to talk to hundreds of thousands loyal fans, great advertisers, and a perfect “excuse” to approach and talk to some of the most famous and talented creative […] The post The TWiP Manifesto 2015 appeared first on This Week in Photo.
 
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    Imaging Resource News Page

  • Our favorite photographers: A conversation with Sony Artisan, Vivienne Gucwa: Part II

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
        We had the chance recently to sit down with Sony Artisan Vivienne Gucwa, a fine art travel photographer and devotee of New York City. In that piece, we got to know a bit of Vivienne and her (inspiring) back-story. This is the second half of that interview, where we talk a bit about Vivienne’s current work, clientele, favorite photos and approach to photography, as well as a bit about the current kit she shoots with. Read on for more about this remarkable young woman and her work, and enjoy some of her ‘fantastical’ photography that... (read more)
  • Fujifilm’s releases interactive website that lets you test out X-mount lenses

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:28 am
        Fujifilm has created an interactive website that lets you test out their entire range of X-mount lenses. By capturing the exact same scene across every lens in their line-up, they’ve built a unique lens simulation guide that lets you take a closer look at what each lens has to offer. All of the photos were taken on a tripod-mounted Fujifilm X-T1. One by one, each lens was attached to the XT–1 and a photo was taken for their maximum aperture at each focal length – zoom lenses were divided up between 3–4 focal lengths. The short... (read more)
  • EyeEm announces two key hires to further develop the world’s best visual search engine

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:29 am
        Photo-sharing platform EyeEm is continuing to double down on search with the addition of two new hires, Sriram J. Sathish, previously of Yahoo, and Harsimrat Sandhawalia, previously a robotics engineer at Carnegie Mellon University. Together, they join Appu Shaji, Head of R&D at EyeEm, to put into hyperdrive the development of the technology behind EyeEm's search engine. Kickstarted by the acquisition of talent from Shaji's computer vision startup sight.io, Sathish and Sandhawalia are helping to more accurately contextualize... (read more)
  • Apple delays release of its Aperture replacement app, set for a late April release

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:03 pm
        Last June Apple confirmed what many had suspected – they were stopping development of Aperture, it’s professional-level photo editing and organization program. The announcement didn’t come as a surprise consider just a few weeks prior they had showed off a new OSX photo organization and editing program called Photos. What many thought was going to be a replacement for only iPhoto turned out to be an all-in-one photo management and editing solution for OSX. No hard date was given on the public release of Photos app, but Apple... (read more)
  • SmartShoot makes searching for photographers easier than ever

    gannon@imaging-resource.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
        When companies look to hire a photographer, there are a handful of logistical issues they must go through. Whether it’s a Fortune 500 cooperation or a small operation around the corner, there are few resources out there that help connect them with just the photographer they’re in need of. Looking to change that is SmartShoot, a company who has built and is growing an online search engine of sorts for photographers and videographers. Founded in 2012, the San Francisco-based startup has worked hard to connect photography talent... (read more)
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    Ken Rockwell's Updates

  • 31 January 2015, Saturday

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon 7D Mk II and EF 35mm f/1.4 L. NEW: Canon 7D Mk II Review. I've had basic information there since it was announced; here now my full review.   Canon 5DS and EF 100mm f/2 USM. NEW: Canon 5DS Review. While all we have are rumors as far as performance goes, I did manage to get my hands on a physical mock-up long enough to get a studio shot of it.   Rebates expiring today Nikon Rebates   Canon Rebates Canon Lens Rebates Canon's rebate form Sony rebates  
  • 30 January 2015, Friday

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Canon EF-s 24mm f/2.8 STM. NEW: Canon 24mm STM Review   NEW: Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Nikon DX. NEW: Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 for Canon APS-C.   Nikon D750 Recall Nikon D750 and 50/1.4G. If you've noticed a weird flare with a brilliant light source along the top of your frame in your D750, Nikon will fix it for free. Nikon's Recall Page says my D750 is among those affected, and I've never seen any problems. I'm not going to bother sending my camera anyplace, although I may send it towards the end of it's warranty since Nikon always gives cameras a cleaning and a once-over before it…
  • 29 January 2015, Dad's Birthday

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Slides or Prints? A reader asks, since his local lab runs both slides (E-6) and prints (C-41), if there's really that much advantage to shooting slides if his main intention is to scan them and using the images digitally? Yes, there are HUGE differences. Slides are like digital: what you see is what you get. With negatives, Heaven only knows what the results will look like, since they have to be scanned or printed before you can see anything. Scanning or printing from negatives can make the image look like any color or exposure as it's converted to a positive. Negatives are good if you're an…
  • 28 January 2015, Wednesday

    27 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Today only: Price drops on SanDisk Solid State Drives.  
  • 26 January 2015, Monday

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    NEW: Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 This new lens covers full-frame and comes in mounts for Nikon, for Canon and for Sony / MAXXUM. It has VR for Nikon and IS for Canon, and has instant manual focus override with a SWM/AFS/Ultrasonic AF motor.   Free Canon 6D Canon 6D with printer and paper: $1,339 after rebates Price is $1,989 at checkout. There's a $300 rebate on the 6D, and $350 more on the camera+printer+photo paper bundle. $1,989 - $300 - $350 = $1,339!   Canon 6D with 24-105 L, printer and paper: $1,839 after rebates Price is $2,489 at checkout. There's a $300 rebate on the 6D, and $350…
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    The Luminous Landscape

  • 31 January, 2015 - Panasonic LX-100

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:14 pm
      Michael reviews the Panasonic LX-100 Panasonic's pocket camera is generally excellent and actually appears to have been designed with photographers in mind. However, it is not without its faults - as a frigid walk along the frozen shoreline of Lake Ontario proved. But equipped with a good lens and 4K video, the LX-100 makes an attractive offering. ...
  • 28 January, 2015 - In an Asian Night Market

    28 Jan 2015 | 5:52 am
          Vancouver street photographer JC Wilson spends time on Summer evenings photographing the ebb & flow of customers and workers in an Asian night market. JC keeps his gear light and simple and goes with the flow. His post production technique gives an unusually compelling look to his black & white photographs. ...
  • 23 January, 2015 - Antarctica and Svalbard

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
      We are very busy prepping for our two back to back Antarctica workshops.  Michael and I are flying to Santiago on Saturday the 23rd and we will not be returning until the 12th of February.  This will be an exciting two trips.  We have two fantastic groups and I am sure as we have found on every trip we have made to Antarctica it will be special.  This will especially be true for myself as I will be getting married on the first trip. We’ll have full details and pictures when we return. Today we announce the northern polar region workshop we will be doing this…
  • 21 January, 2015 - Time For A Change

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
      It’s been a long time coming.  Like a reliable car that continues to get you where you need to go Luminous-Landscape has been there and going for quite sometime. During the last few years though things have been changing with internet content delivery and the old reliable LuLa was just keeping up.  We have been working very hard for a while now and today we want to share a preview of the NEW Luminous-Landscape.    Our latest article Time For A Change will walk you through the new look of the site and what to expect in a few weeks when we launch.  This is…
  • 17 January, 2015 - Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses

    17 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
        The Luminous-Landscape team is about to embark on two back to back Antarctica Photo Adventures.  Micahel and Kevin are working out the logistics for getting their gear to Antarctica as well as what gear to bring.  Today Michael shares with us his new set up for handling his NEW 150-600mmm Tamron lens while on the trip.  Gimbal / Monopod Use With Long Lenses is Michael’s answer.  His article also has a video showing how this set up is used. ...
 
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    The Online Photographer

  • David Bailey Books

    Michael Johnston
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:06 am
    I saw a number of great books on my visit to MoMA, and curiously two of the best were by British photographer David Bailey, who is perhaps the éminence grise among the celebrated stars of the photographic firmament in Great Britain today. Bailey was a leading light of 1960s fashion and culture in Britain and has been an important photographer there ever since. A member (with Terence Donovan and the late Brian Duffy, whose last exhibit we highlighted here) of the famous "black trinity," he was the model for the photographer in the Michelangelo Antonioni movie Blow-Up. Anyone…
  • 'The Plot Thickens'

    Michael Johnston
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Just wanted to mention that The Fraenkel Gallery, one of the finest photography galleries in the country, in San Francisco, which has been publishing beautiful and quirky bespoke photobooks for a number of years, has a new one out. I haven't seen it yet, but all of the Fraenkel books I have seen (or own) are gems. The new one is called The Plot Thickens and commemorates the gallery's 35th year. Fraenkel books—I gather they are all show catalogues—do most resemble curated photo shows, and often combine art photography with enigmatic and ambiguous "found" photographs in…
  • Murder Most Foul

    Michael Johnston
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    My current trip to see S. hasn't proven to be a photographic one, save for a very cool exhibition in Manhattan I'll tell you about presently. But I had to show you this mansion in her little New York State town...the site of the locally notorious "Pine Street murder." The outline of the story as I read about it is that the owners of the house decamped to warmer climates many years ago, and for whatever reason declined to put their former home on the market. As it sat empty year after year, eventually local teenagers found their way inside and began to use the premises for…
  • Random Excellence: Damon Winter

    Michael Johnston
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:31 pm
    Photo by Damon Winter A superb double portrait of actresses Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest by Damon Winter, surely one of the best editorial photographers working right now. Winter, like a pitcher with two great pitches among many good ones, has a strong graphic sense and an acute eye for the telling detail, gifts he can often be seen using to excellent effect in the same pictures. This shot illustrated a New York Times article about the play Rasheeda Speaking. Damon Winter's website is here. See especially the sections entitled "Stories." Mike Original contents copyright 2015…
  • Annie Dillard Sure Can Write (OT)

    Michael Johnston
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Children ten years old wake up and find themselves here, discover themselves to have been here all along; is this sad? They wake like sleepwalkers, in full stride; they wake like people brought back from cardiac arrest or from drowning; in medias res, surrounded by familiar people and objects, equipped with a hundred skills. They know the neighborhood, they can read and write English, they are old hands at the commonplace mysteries, and yet they feel themselves to have just stepped off the boat, just converged with their bodies, just flown down from a trance, to lodge in an eerily familiar…
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    Nikonians News

  • Masters Series workshops schedule adding new cities

    27 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen reports the Academy Masters Series workshops are back with new cities added all around the USA.
  • Review of Nikon’s New AF-S 20mm 1.8 - A Long Overdue Digital Update

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:23 am
    It's been 30 years since Nikon updated its 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle lens and this new version, announced in September along with the Nikon D750 and SB-500 Speedlight, is sharp and capable. This report brings you the sample images gallery to see that for yourself.
  • Fundraising Campaign Wrap-Up

    10 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Nikonians Fundraising Campaign 2014 has officially ended. We would again like to thank all of you for you support.
  • Nikonians Academy adds new instructor

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The newest instructor on the Nikonians Academy roster combines a hefty resume with international experience. Academy Director Mike Hagen welcomes the newest member of the instructor team, Colin Hocking, from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • New eZine apps for iOS and Android available

    5 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Last month Nikonians introduced the new eZine, featuring new design and functionality. From now on you can access new issues not only on desktop, but also through our apps, which got upgraded as well.
 
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    Imaging Insider

  • Big Savings on WPPI Full Platform Passes, Hotel Accommodations, and Exhibitor Products/Services Mean Attendees Get More… For Less!

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:46 am
    Tweet Use Promo Code WPPIfan to Save $30 Off a Full Platform Pass & get Free Access to Expo New York, NY (January 29, 2015) – Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced it is offering a $30 discount on the purchase of Full Platform Passes through February 11th, which includes free access to the 3-day expo at which hundreds of exhibitors feature new products and offer exclusive show discounts.  Attendees can use promo code WPPIfan to get the discount and enjoy all the benefits of a Full Platform Pass including: Access to over 85 Platform classes…
  • Athentech Imaging Inc announces the release of Perfectly Clear App for Android and iPhone/iPad v4

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Tweet Announcing the next generationof Perfectly Clear Mobile Apps V4 photo correction apps for Android and iPhone/iPad feature faster processing,next-generation Beautify, a powerful, intuitive user interface and much more. Las Vegas, NV January 29, 2015 Today, Athentech Imaging Inc announces the releaseof Perfectly Clear App for Android and iPhone/iPad v4, the much-anticipated upgrade to theirphoto correction apps for mobile devices. Both apps include Next Generation Beautify* with new algorithms that automatically detectgender, age, and facial features to apply just the right amount of…
  • PROGEARX ANNOUNCES EXTENDABLE POLE “POV/SELFIE STICK” FOR GOPRO & ACTION CAMERAS

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Tweet   EXTENDS ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY TO OVER 3 FEETFOR 180° POV TELESCOPING ANGLES Made of Aircraft Grade Aluminum – Super Light & Super StrongCaptures Unique Selfies High Up & Down Low for Ultimate Action Photography –Documents Exciting Outdoor Adventures Like a Pro January 22, 2015 – 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 the new ProGearX Extendable Pole “POV/Selfie Stick” for GoPro and other action cameras. The ProGearX Extendable…
  • Lightroom mobile Now Available for Android Phones

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:02 am
    Tweet Adobe today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile for Android phones. Lightroom mobile is a companion app to Lightroom 5 desktop software, available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. First released for iPad and iPhone, Lightroom mobile offers powerful capabilities to edit, organize and share images anywhere and anytime. Built on a powerful cloud sync architecture, Lightroom mobile provides the most efficient way to manage and edit images across desktop, mobile devices and the Web. With Creative Cloud Photography Plan, photographers have access to professional-class photographic…
  • CEA Releases Groundbreaking New Book: Digital Destiny

    imaginginsider@gmail.com (Imaging Insider)
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    Tweet   Answers the fundamental question: “What happens when everything is digital?” Arlington, Va., January 12, 2015 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has released its third book, Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery Publishing). In this provocative new book, which debuted last week at the 2015 International CES and is available for sale nationwide today, author Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CEA’s chief economist, explains why the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning…
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    Photofocus

  • Featured Photo by Susan Koppel

    MelissaNiu
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:25 am
    Thanks to our friends at Drobo, we are thrilled to announce our “Featured Photo Contest.” Every week we will pick a photo that is posted to our Facebook or Google+ communities and feature it on Photofocus! Then each month we’ll open voting from the community.  The top vote getter will win a special prize from our partners at Drobo as well as a profile story here on Photofocus. Today’s featured photo is by the talented Susan Koppel, a “retired” aerospace engineer and flight instructor, living in Reno, Nevada. Getting the Shot I am an animal keeper and photographer…
  • At it’s best, photojournalism is both the mirror and window, a means to enlightenment that connects subject and viewer through the heart, eye and mind of the photojournalist. It’s the photographers responsibility to show truth with the camera.

    photofocusadmin
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    At it’s best, photojournalism is both the mirror and window, a means to enlightenment that connects subject and viewer through the heart, eye and mind of the photojournalist. It’s the photographers responsibility to show truth with the camera. — Tom KennedyFiled under: Inspiration Tagged: Tom Kennedy
  • Using Cropping Overlays in Lightroom

    Richard Harrington
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd). Lightroom offers several different overlays to help with composing your crop.  There is no right way to crop, after all the goals can be the removal of distractions, the changing of emotion, or technical requirement.  But overlays are designed to help with all of these. Available Ratios Grid: The grid overlay works quite well for architectural images.  The horizontal and vertical lines can help with edges as well as straightening an image.  This option will pop-up whenever you…
  • A Primer in Urban Exploration

    Brian Matiash
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    UrbEx and Me Growing up in New York City gave me a very strong appreciation for architecture. After all, I was surrounded by some of the grandest and most densely packed buildings on the planet. However, that appreciation didn’t fully mature until I began immersing myself in photography during my freshman year of college in 1996. Fortunately, Syracuse University, my alma mater, had a wonderful selection of architectural styles on display throughout the vast campus, so my fascination with buildings continued to grow. It wasn’t until later on, when I moved to New England, that I…
  • All Our Books are On Sale for 99¢

    Richard Harrington
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 pm
    How’d you like more than 500 pages of photo education and inspiration for less than $5? Our iBooks and eBooks are on sale for just 99¢ in the United States.  We’ve asked iTunes to price equivalently around the globe. Available for iBooks The sale runs until February 28, 2015. The collection contains text, photos, video, audio, and interactive content. The Basic Beginner’s Guide to Photography Light & Exposure Secrets of HDR 72 Essays on Photography Develop Great Images in Lightroom NOTE: These books require the App iBooks to view.  This currently runs on an iPad.
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    The Leica Camera

  • Claire Yaffa – Thoughts of Poets, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 35

    Leica Internet Team
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:59 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 [...]
  • Andrew Esiebo: Social Identities and Cultural Imaginaries in West Africa Through the Barbershop Lens

    Chance
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    Born in 1978, Andrew Esiebo is an acclaimed Lagos-based photographer whose work has been exhibited and published worldwide. Devoting his photo/multimedia work to urban societal issues, he recently turned his gaze to West African barbershops. Their spaces, styles and practices revealed themselves extremely rich to explore issues such as (male) social identities, collective imaginaries and [...]
  • Craig Semetko: How to Use a Leica M Camera

    Leica Internet Team
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    What makes the Leica M different from SLRs? Watch the above video to discover the capabilities of the Leica M with Craig Semetko, an American photographer based in Los Angeles. Craig’s work includes the books “UNPOSED,” which was released in 2010 and “INDIA UNPOSED” that came out in April 2014. In this video and below, [...]
  • Knut Skjærven: Thank You, Mr. President, For Sending Your Secretary of State

    Leica Internet Team
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    Knut Skjærven met Andrew Eames, Elliott Erwitt, Will McBride, Thomas Hoepker and U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, during 10 days in Berlin. Below, he shares his story. We split up at Checkpoint Charlie. Andrew Eames went right. He needed to go back to the hotel to prepare for an article on the tunnel system [...]
  • Meet the Leica Meet: Gavin Mills, Invisible People

    Chance
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:56 am
    This interview is part of a series in which Olaf Willoughby talks with Leica Meet members about their photographic projects, their stories, goals and learnings along the way. This month’s interview is with Gavin Mills, an international DJ and behind-the-scenes music industry photographer. Gavin’s strength lies in developing a deep rapport with the homeless people [...]
 
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    planet5D

  • 50MP Canon 5DS and 5DR are Real

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    The 5DS and 5DR are interesting both for what they are — and what they aren’t. Of course, we’ll have to wait until next week to get a fuller picture of these new twins, distinguished at this point only by the absence of an anti-aliasing filter in the R. But what will be especially interesting is to see whether or not Canon has spec’d these next generation 5D’s to align more fully with still photography or to up their game in video, too. If the purported ISO range of 100-6400 is any indication, it sends a very strong signal that Canon is refocusing on still photography at the…
  • Can Sony A7s Do Broadcast TV? NBC Promo Shot on Sony A7s & DJI Ronin

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    We first posted about Raphael Rogers’ work in August 2013, when we – along with others — rhapsodized about his sci-fi short BEYOND, shot on a Canon C100. A year later, Raphael contacted us and we posted again, this time about a gorgeous short he’d created with his just-received Sony A7s, AETERNA. More rhapsodizing. Now, he’s just shot and directed a promo for the new NBC series ALLEGIANCE (airing February 5th), and we’re gobsmacked yet again. At 2:18 in the promo for NBC’s latest spy thriller series, a platinum blonde Russian spy tells us how she fell in love with her…
  • Interview with the School Behind Student Film JAGON

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:45 am
    Our recent post on the student film JAGON created a bit of a stir. We thought the story was deeper than just the equipment, and reached out to Der Film Akademie Baden-Würtemmberg, producer of the film, for a follow-up Skype interview. We sat down with Tommi Lechner (Head of Operations) and Guido Lukoschek (Coordinator for International Relations) to learn more about the academy, its mission, its approach, and its relationship with government and industry. Tuition: zero. Zilch. Nada. ZipClick To Tweet It was illuminating — and we liked them both very much (Tommi, Guido — thank…
  • Panasonic Lumix GH4 Firmware Update 2.1 Is Great News for Atomos, HDMI & YAGH Users

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Panasonic has finally released the Lumix GH4 update originally scheduled for mid-December 2014 and it is great news for cinematographers using HDMI output from their GH4 cameras and from YAGH units to the Atomos Shogun recorder with 7-inch monitor. For the rest of us, not so much, though playback of recorded 4K has been improved and a problem with commencing recording of time lapse shots during summer time has been fixed. Those of us hankering for V-Log and hopefully V-Gamut to appear on the GH4 will need to remain hopeful for a bit longer. What are V-Log and V-Gamut? I have yet to find a…
  • Mega Discounts for planet5D Readers at End-of-January SpeedLooks 3D LUT Sale

    planetMitch@planet5D.com (planetMitch)
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    LookLabs, maker of one of the most complete, most feature-rich collections of 3D LUTs for cinematic color grading, has launched an end-of-January 20%-off sale for both its latest LUT collections – Studio Log and Studio Linear. The discount runs until February 2nd inclusive. But that is not all! There is a special added extra just for planet5D readers – an additional discount of 10% to 15% on top of that 20% discount. That means you get 35% off the regular price of SpeedLooks Studio Log and 30% off the regular price of SpeedLooks Linear. How do I get my extra discount? It couldn’t be…
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    PMA Newsline

  • MAC Group purchases HP Marketing, adds new product lines

    Jennifer Kruger
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    MAC Group announced today that it has purchased HP Marketing, expanding its offerings to photographers and filmmakers. The company will take over the distribution of the Gepe, Novoflex, Heliopan and Kaiser product lines effective February 1, 2015.
  • Athentech improves Android image capture

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:01 pm
    As part of it upgrade to its photo correction apps, Athentech Imaging is also providing a significantly improved photo capture function for Android mobile devices. The app will offer full-resolution high-speed burst capture and full-resolution panoramas to “put the power of a DSLR in your pocket,” Athentech says. CEO Brad Malcolm tell us it can […]
  • Microsoft promotes picture storage on OneDrive

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Photos are “some of the most important and special types of files that we create,” Microsoft says. “They help us document our lives and share precious memories with friends and family.” Many people store photos on OneDrive, but “we haven’t really offered our users a great way to experience those photos,” the company admits. That […]
  • PhotoShelter offers photo storage for corporations

    Paul Worthington
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    PhotoShelter says its new business service “offers a best-in class photo library that’s easy to set up, accessible anytime, anywhere, and gives you complete control over the use of your company’s imagery.” “Libris” offers a centralized image database, advanced search, user access control, sharing functions, archiving, and image rights management. Venture Beat reports it’s “kicking […]
  • Photosolutions.pro launches hybrid video system for event/souvenir photographers

    Jennifer Kruger
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Three well-known names in the imaging industry, Will Crockett, Dan Foster, and my own former colleague at PMA, Jeff Frazine, have launched a cool new company in the hybrid photography space, Photosolutions.pro. The startup provides a remote auto-editing and auto-uploading video system for high volume photography applications. The final product is a combination of a […]
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    SDC-Main-Blog

  • Just Published: Our Polaroid Cube FPV Camera Review

    William Chambers
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:08 am
    We've just finished publishing our hands on review of an affordable little FPV camera from the folks at Polaroid. The Cube is a very compact and easy to use action camera, which focuses on size/weight and simplicity. There are no fancy controls, just a single button to power on the camera and control the still and video recording functions. While there are various mounting options, including a waterproof housing, the Cube itself it both shockproof and weatherproof, without any additional accessories. To see how well this camera performed for us, read our hands on Polaroid Cube camera review.
  • Panasonic Announces the GF7, a Selfie-Focused DSLM Camera

    Michael Palmer
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Panasonic has announced the selfie-focused Lumix DMC-GF7, a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) Camera with a 16-megapixel Live-MOS image sensor and Venus Engine image processor, a 3.0-inch touchscreen display that tilts up to 180° for Self Shot Mode, Full 1080/60p HD video recording with Dolby Digital stereo sound, a blazingly fast Contrast AF (Auto Focus) system that exchanges signals between lens and camera at up to 240fps, and built-in Wi-Fi for connecting the camera to compatible iOS or Android devices running the Panasonic Image App.Features like Jump Snap (takes a picture while you…
  • Fujifilm Introduces Five New Cameras

    William Chambers
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Fujifilm has just released five new cameras into the market, which update four of their core camera lines. The new models include two super-zoom S-series cameras with impressive telephoto capabilities (the S9900W and S9800), a Lifeproof XP-series point-n-shoot (the XP80), and two enthusiast X-series cameras (the X-A2 and XQ2). All five models offer Fuji's latest camera technologies, with the focus being on their new 5-axis image stabilization and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity (not available on all five models). To get more information about each new camera, see our previews by following the…
  • GoPro Hints About New Firmware for the HERO4 Black and Silver coming in February

    William Chambers
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:56 am
    GoPro announced during CES 2015 that they are planning to release a firmware update for their HERO4 Black and Silver cameras next month. The firmware is going to add some new features to both still and video modes, with the most notable being the ability to record 2.7K video at 60fps; currently limited to 48fps. This is very appealing to those who use the GoPro HERO 4 for aerial video, where the faster frame rate is often preferred for its smoothness during playback. The update will also add an Auto rotate function (automatically adjusts orientation when the camera is right-side up or upside…
  • Fujifilm Introduces New Weather Resistant Lens for their X-mount Cameras

    William Chambers
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:45 am
    Fuji has just unveiled the new FUJINON XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR X-mount lens at CES 2015. Designed for use with their mirroless X-series ILCs, like the the X-T1 we reviewed in 2014, this new 24-84mm equivalent zoom lens offers a weather-resistant design, coupled with high-quality optics. It boasts a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, includes their Twin Linear AF motor for quiet and fast autofocus, features 3 ED glass elements, and a new Nano-GI coating to help reduce lens flare and ghosting. The lens will start shipping sometime next month (February, 2015), with a suggested retail price of…
 
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    A Photo Editor

  • This Week In Photography Books: Margaret Morton

    Jonathan Blaustein
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Sometimes, you’ve got to mix things up. Even though it’s harder than sticking with what you know. I like easy as much as the next guy, but it CAN make a person complacent. Just look at McDonalds. Why did it become a massive capitalist behemoth? With tens of thousands of locations? Because you only have to be smart enough to walk up to the counter, or drive up to the window, and point at a number. I want combo #2. You could grunt, and it would still work out. If you can string together enough syllables, in proper order, to say, “Combo #2,” and you…
  • The Art of the Personal Project: Ted Catanzaro

    Suzanne Sease
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:13 am
    As a former Art Producer, I have always been drawn to personal projects because they are the sole vision of the photographer and not an extension of an art director, photo editor, or graphic designer. This new column, “The Art of the Personal Project” will feature the personal projects of photographers using the Yodelist marketing database. You can read their blog at http://yodelist.wordpress.com. Projects are discovered online and submissions are not accepted. Today’s featured photographer is: Ted Catanzaro How long have you been shooting? 
I’ve been shooting photos since…
  • The Daily Edit – Bon Appetit: Alex Lau

    Heidi Volpe
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:41 am
    Bon Appetit Creative Director: Alex Grossman Photo Director: Alex Pollack Assistant Photo Editor: Elizabeth Jaime Senior Food Editor: Alison Roman Photographer: Alex Lau (opener only ) Photographer: Jarren Vink (inside spreads )   Is there any interesting backstory to that photo? Funny that you ask. This seemingly simple opener was the subject of huge debate and drama for about three weeks in the office. There was some clash between our editors on what exactly an olive oil fried egg should look like. Some thought that it shouldn’t be too crispy and burnt around the edges, while…
  • For W. Eugene Smith 90% Of The Image Is Done In The Darkroom

    A Photo Editor
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:46 am
    At least fifty percent of the image is done in the darkroom—I think Gene would say ninety percent. The negative has the image, but it can’t produce the image completely, as the photographer saw it—not as Gene saw it. You have to work it over and over with the enlarger, you have to burn it in, you have to hold back areas—this detail down here or over there.” Karales continued, getting more specific about the technique: “Gene always liked to get separations around people, figures, and that was always done with potassium ferrocyanide. It was the contrast that made the prints…
  • This Week In Photography Books: Christopher J Everard

    Jonathan Blaustein
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    by Jonathan Blaustein Have you ever heard of Sasha Grey? Maybe? Maybe not. As it happens, she’s a young actress from California. I first saw her in Steven Soderbergh’s taut little film, “The Girlfriend Experience.” She is lithe, Sasha Grey, with long, fine dark hair, and oil-black eyes. Those eyes are world-weary like Scarlett Johansson’s, but not in that same I-grew-up-in-New-York-so-I’m-smarter-and-cooler-than-you sort of way. Do you know what I mean? She was hard not to watch, Ms. Grey, as she played a very expensive call girl who provided a particular…
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    Nikon Rumors

  • Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens now shipping worldwide

    [NR] admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    The new Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens (more information available here) is now shipping worldwide, including in the US. The lens was scheduled to start shipping on February 5th. You can check in-stock availability at those retailers: Amazon B&H Adorama Best Buy Foto Hans Keuzekamp WEX (UK) Jessops (UK) Here is a quick size and weight comparisons with the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 lens: Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: The new Nikon 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G ED VR DX…
  • What to expect from Nikon for the CP+ show next month

    [NR] admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Time for another "what to expect" post for the CP+ show in Japan in February (12th-15th): Nikon D7200 camera (very good chance, no firm announcement date for now). New Nikon 1 J5 mirrorless camera. New Nikon Coolpix cameras: P610, P900 AW130, S33, S3700, S7000, L840, S9900, L340. With the recent Nikon Coolpix A camera price drop, I will not be surprised if Nikon releases also a new APS-C compact model. One of the new Coolpix cameras could be with a new 1" sensor. New Nikon 24mm f/1.8 lens (not sure about this one). New Nikon 1 lenses - all but one of the 1 Nikkor prototype lenses were…
  • Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens US price announced

    [NR] admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The US price of the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens (Aspherical, IF, APS-C) was officially announced today - B&H just listed the lens as available for pre-order at $599. Shipping will start on March 2, 2015. Additional information on the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens can be found here, some sample images are available here. Adorama and Amazon still have no listings for this lens. 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: Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO…
  • Deal of the day: Refurbished Nikon 1 J1 with 10-30mm lens and camera case for $145

    [NR] admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    It seems that Nikon USA still has some Nikon 1 J1 cameras they need to get rid of: today you can get a refurbished J1 with 10-30mm VR Lens and a case for $145 (with free shipping). Use Visa checkout and coupon code VISAVDAY15. If you want to go underwater, the Nikon WP-N1 waterproof housing for the Nikon 1 J1 is also currently on sale for $96.95 ($650 off). Posted by NikonRumors.com This RSS feed is copyrighted and cannot be republished in any way without permission. Follow [NR] on Facebook and Twitter. Related posts: Deal of the day: refurbished Nikon 1 J3 camera with 10-30mm VR lens for…
  • Nikon Capture NX-D 1.1.0 released

    [NR] admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:38 am
    Today Nikon released Capture NX-D version 1.1.0 software. Download link: Nikon EU | Nikon USA | Global download website Here is the full list of modifications enabled in this version: Modifications that apply to both the Windows and Macintosh versions Support for the D5500, COOLPIX L31 (not released in Japan), COOLPIX L32, COOLPIX S3700, and COOLPIX S2900 (not released in Japan) has been added. When Capture NX-D is used to edit files that were once edited with Capture NX 2, additional adjustment of editing performed with Capture NX 2 is now possible. - However, only items in the Develop…
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    Canon Rumors

  • Where is the EOS 5D Mark IV? [CR2]

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    We reported a few weeks ago that the “5D” line would be split into the 3 cameras, the two 5DS cameras as well as the 5D Mark IV. Today we were told that the 5D Mark IV is indeed coming in 2015 and will focus on being a lowlight event and sports type of camera with good enough image quality for pretty much anything else you throw at it. The camera could also be the next Canon DSLR to get 4K video recording, along with new video features. We haven’t heard anything in regards to an EOS-1D C replacement, which lends some credence to the rumors that the next 5D Mark XX will…
  • Price Drop: Canon EOS-1D C Reduced by $4000

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    As predicted, the Canon EOS-1D C has seen an official price drop in North America and it’s significant. The camera has been reduced in price by $4000 and now retails for $7999. This new pricing will go into effect on Sunday, February 1, 2015. Canon EOS-1D C $7999: Adorama | B&H Photo cr
  • More About the EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    The first thing people have noticed is the maximum ISO of 6400 for both the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R. We’re told this is because of a much stronger CFA which will produce much greater color accuracy than anything currently in the Canon lineup. The EOS 5D Mark IV will be the camera geared to sensitivity and lowlight performance and we will see one sometime in 2015. More to come… cr
  • Canon EOS 5DS & EOS 5DS R Specifications

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:06 am
    As first reported here, the Canon EOS 5DS will be coming next week and the specs have leaked. Specifications 50.6MP full frame CMOS sensor 5DS R has the low pass filter removed Magnesium Alloy Body Dust and weather sealed Dual DIGIC6 processor ISO Range of 100-6400 5FPS continuous shooting High precision 61-point AF EOS Itr AF “fine detail” added to the Picture Styles 1.3x and 1.6x crop shooting mode Customizable “Quick Control screen” Time-lapse movie Anti-flicker Interval Timer Bulb timer Source: [DCI] cr
  • EF 11-24 f/4L USM Specifications

    Canon Rumors
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    The specifications for the long rumoured Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM have finally been revealed. Canon EF 11-24 f/4L USM (Google Translated) Ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for full-size Weather Sealing SWC coating ASC coating Fluorine coating One large diameter grinding aspherical lens, large-diameter glass molded aspherical lens one, glass mold aspherical lens two, one Super UD lens, one UD lens Source: [DCI] cr
 
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    Digital Photography School

  • Weekly Photography Challenge – Long Exposures

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    In this collection of long exposure photographs you can see some great examples of how you can use this technique to produce stunning images. By Stewart Ayrey I teach a night photography class and many times I’ve seen a whole new world of exciting things open up for my students when they learn about long exposures. Of course you can use this technique in the daytime as well, but it is often associated with night photography. On a weekend workshop I lead we go out and photograph the sunset and I MAKE them use tripods, amid much grumbling. Then after the sun goes down they start to pack…
  • 37 Ethereal Almost Supernatural Long Exposure Photographs

    Darlene Hildebrandt
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Landscape photographers use a technique involving long exposures to create those milky smooth waterfalls, and misty images of coastlines. But what other ways are long exposures used? Here are a few long exposure photographs that seem almost otherworldly or supernatural in their appearance for you to ponder and enjoy: Smoking Jungle by Karim Nafatni on 500px Snake on a Train by Brian Donovan on 500px Skipping Rocks by Michael Shainblum on 500px Autumn Swirl by Andrew Kumler on 500px 49 Shades of Grey by Dylan Toh & Marianne Lim on 500px The Proposal by Ryan Buchanan on 500px Children of…
  • The Contest Winners of the Three Tamron Lenses Are…

    Darren Rowse
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    A VERY BIG Thank You to everyone who entered our recent competition to win one of three lenses from our friends and site sponsors at Tamron. Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD Macro and Tamron SP 70-300mm Di VC USD This was not actually a photography competition, per se, but so many of you shared your beautiful photographs, we encourage you all to go back and scroll the comments section for some wonderful photographs and links to reader pages/sites. The response was absolutely AMAZING with over 1,000 entries! In fact, it was so great that we here at Digital Photography School decided, again, to add…
  • 11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

    Anthony Epes
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, but I would argue that it’s far more interesting to photographs cities at dawn. You have so much more to work with – buildings, graffiti, debris, rivers, glass, the odd person, roads, and greenery in the midst of all of this urban-ness. The possibilities to create unique photos are endless. So, if you combine all this intense city landscape with the wonderful and quickly-changing light of dawn, you have an amazing combination.
  • Food Photography – How to Shoot A Beverage With Only Two Lights

    Joel Dryer
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The wonderful thing about food photography is that you can easily turn your apartment, home, or garage into a studio. This image was shot for a local ice cream franchise that offers a different spin on the traditional root beer float. The set was constructed on a coffee table with common household items, and was lit with just two lights. Final image You might be thinking that the featured photo does not look like your normal, every-day root beer float, and you would be right. The ice cream pellets in the float were created by flash freezing ice cream mixed with liquid nitrogen. Because the…
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    1001 Noisy Cameras

  • New Cameras and Lenses in 2015 (only serious or interesting)

    1001nc
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    This reference post is a summary of new cameras and lenses, featuring only serious and/or interesting products (judgment call; please feel free to make a case for/against specific products). Unlike before, this will NOT cover every single freaking camera squirted out of a marketing department’s twisted pretzel logic The exact format will develop over time as very few new products have been announced so far in 2015. Latest Update: Jan 22 at 8:07pm ET: new Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 SLR lens for $1200 New Cameras in 2015 + JAN-19 [MIRR]: Panasonic GF7 (16mp M43, w/12-32 f3.5-5.6, $600) + JAN-15…
  • Five Good Deals (an on-going Latest Deals Summary)

    1001nc
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:41 pm
    This Five Good Deals perma-post is a summary of the latest deals for people checking intermittently (bookmark with the permalink). On the other hand, if you are interested in the latest and time-sensitive deals as they happen, the place to check remains the Camera Deals blog with its full-text RSS feed. Latest Update: Jan 30 at 7:19pm ET + black Olympus XZ-2 compact with RAW orderable again for $217 at Amazon by Amazon itself (limit 2; shipping estimate 2/7/15) + 15% off on nearly 500 clearance items at BuyDig.com with coupon CLOSEOUT15 + sort by highest price to see high-end camera gear +…
  • Latest Updates (from Twitter)

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

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

    1001nc
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:58 pm
    In Episode I of this late 2014 Camera Price Charts mini-series, we took a look at the 35mm Full Frame Cameras. In Episode II, we focused on APS-C DSLRs. In this episode, Episode III, we focus on the wild world of Mirrorless cameras. To see the charts at a bigger size, “View Image” in browser. Methodologie The prices are a consensus price between B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama as of December 30 in 2014. These are new condition with USA warranty prices, from authorized dealers (iffy and unauthorized dealers selling at Amazon are ignored). In the first and second charts, prices are…
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    Photo Business News & Forum

  • Talenthouse: Predatory Parasite on the Creative Community?

    John Harrington
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Talenthouse would like you to believe that they are the “home for all creatives and art lovers.” But it seems that based on their business model and their predatory terms and conditions, Talenthouse exists for one reason: to suck the lifeblood out of the creative community. Talenthouse solicits major corporations to pay fees to Talenthouse to provide those corporations with content sourced from the creative community. To source that content for its clients (Coca Cola (NYSE:KO), Adidas (ETR:AG), Universal (NYSE:GE), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), etc), Talenthouse…
  • The Liability of Bartering for Photographic Services

    John Harrington
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:49 pm
    If I were Shantanu Starick I would be a bit worried about the taxing authorities in my home country right about now. Starick achieved a degree of notoriety for the two years he set as a goal to spend zero actual currency, and instead exchanges his photographic services for good and services in return, hoping to visit all 7 continents. So far? 5 out of 7. One BIG problem? EVERY good and service he received is taxable, and he must pay taxes on them at their fair market value. It gets worse in that he's travelled to several different continents doing this, all of which have taxing authorities…
  • The Pathetic and Paltry Time Magazine Assignment Rate & Rights Grabs

    John Harrington
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    What's good for the goose is clearly not good for the gander. "Purchase" is not "license." According to Time's own website (here) " We license Time Inc.’s peerless content, brands and products to partners in new businesses and emerging markets." DEFINITION: Peerless adjective1. having no equal; matchless; unrivaled. Synonyms:unmatched, unequaled; unique, unsurpassed. * source: Peerless, at Dictionary.com Yet, that "peerless content" which Time wants contributors to produce is not something that they are purchasing like a computer or plane ticket. The software they pay a fee to license from…
  • Dumb Hookers and Photographers

    John Harrington
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    How much money are you losing when you're not paid when the services are rendered, or even on time?There's an old saying: "even the dumbest hooker knows they get paid up-front." Setting aside the disparagement some of the purveyors of the oldest profession in the world, the sentiment of being paid up-front is obviously a time-honed position. Consider this - A common credit card has a 17% interest rate on charges. Why Interest?Q: Why do people charge an interest rate? A: It's "the cost of money." The concept is - if a financial institution loans you money to buy a house, they're not able to…
  • FUSEVISUAL - 5 Questions | 5 Answers | 5 Images

    John Harrington
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    For almost a year now, the website FUSEVISUAL has been doing insightful interviews of a number of photographers from around the world. Recently, I was interviewed (here), and found myself sharing a number of things with my interviewer, Cameron Davidson, I hadn't intended to. I've been following the site for some time, and while some of the photographers I know (Renee Comet, Robert Seale, Seth Resnick, Chris Crumley, and Susana Raab, many I don't. Cameron (whom I have known for many years) takes a surprisingly in-depth look at each of them, and it's refreshing. The concept is simple - 5…
 
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    Digital ProTalk

  • The Biggest and Best Photo Convention In The Midwest! PhotoPro Expo 2015

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

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

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

  • Tips on Indoor Photography

    Paul Escott
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:44 am
    One of the most important features you need to consider when talking about photography is light. Once you have your subject you need to think about light and then about all the other parameters, especially when it comes to indoor photography. In the following article you will find some the best tips on indoor photography that you can start using today. There is not much you can use when you are shooting indoors or au contraire, there is too much. If you consider starting your own business as a professional photographer you must explore everything and see what you are actually good at.
  • Wildlife and Nature Photography Tips

    Paul Escott
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:35 am
    You can never be too cautious when it comes to taking photographs in nature, but you should not let cautiousness get in the way of you and your perfect shot. Try mixing both of them and achieve perfection when it comes to wildlife and nature photography. There are many things you should consider before putting on your backpack, grabbing your camera and just march into your backyard. To come to your aid and help you out on your journey to being a great photographer, here are 8 great tips on wildlife and nature photography. 1. Pick a theme or a topic Image credits You can choose different…
  • How to Take Care of DSLR Camera Lenses

    Paul Escott
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:09 pm
    You should regularly clean the lenses on your DSLR camera. Even though you should be careful when cleaning them, this process is nothing to be afraid of. It is very important to clean the lenses only when it is needed, when they are dirty, don’t develop a habit of doing it every day because this can cause damage to the lenses. Here are some simple advices on how to clean your DSLR camera lenses when you need to. But before we go into any detail on how to clean the lenses on your camera we advise you to purchase a UV or skylight filter and keep it attached on all times on your camera. Other…
  • Best Photography Blogs to Check Out

    Paul Escott
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
    There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to photography. You can never be quite sure if other people will understand you or your work as deeply as you do. However, when people do understand, that is when you can finally call yourself a great photographer. In order to make your story heard through your photographs, here are some of the best photography blogs that you need to check out. These blogs have it all: tips and tricks on photography and technique, reviews for different photography gears and also what gear is suitable for your needs, works and projects of different…
  • 10 Famous Portrait Photographers You Need to Know About

    Paul Escott
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:40 pm
    Human imagination is not always as limitless as we would like so sometimes, the best way to create something unique is by checking out other people’s work. There are no shortcuts when it comes to photography, you need to work hard and practice as much as you can if you want to reach perfection. Portrait photography is not about snapping pictures randomly and see if you managed to get a good picture, it’s about capturing the moment, about bonding with the subject of the photo and surprise real emotion. For your daily dose of inspiration, here are some of the famous Portrait Photographers…
 
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    Camera Hacker: Forums

  • Sony HDR-HC3 Tape Door Won't Close with C:32:11 Error Code

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    Die Tür geschlossen halten und 1,2 mal ordentlich(boden nach unten) am Tisch aufschlagen(ein bißchen mit gefühl) funktioniert tats&# . . . Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • Micro SD card password in Nokia mobile phone

    30 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    hi my name is sam,my memory card is locked and now wants password but i didn't put any can u plz hlp me.my email id is tshehlasm@gamil.com and i'm using nokia . . . Category: Camera Phone
  • RCA Audio/Video Cable Pin-Out

    28 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I thought it would be helpful to provide an update based on my findings. In Novermber 2005, Charlie stated that the displa . . . Category: Hacks
  • Sony DCR-HC38 Driver

    25 Jan 2015 | 3:18 pm
    Please, can you send me the software and drivers of sony dcr hc38 to use wit windows 7? I need rec the mini DV in digital file Category: Video Camera: Sony
  • software disc for vivitar vivicam 55

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    i lost my cd moving and tried to find one online but it is an a foreign language so, therefore i still need help finding a program in english.please it will gla . . . Category: Digital Camera: Vivitar
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    Digital Photography Now

  • Every image, everywhere: Canon’s latest irista updates go live

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland,29 January 2015 – Canon today goes live with exciting new updates to its cloud-based image management service, irista, making it more user-friendly than ever before. The features going live are part of the next development phase of the platform and include an optimised user experience for tablets, as well as the ability to order high quality photo books directly from irista. Alongside the feature updates, Canon also today unveils new pricing for the irista subscription tiers, giving photography enthusiasts increased storage. Feature upgrades – providing…
  • DxO OpticsPro v10.2 and DxO FilmPack v5.1 optimize their tools for a better user experience

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:08 am
    Support for 4 additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II and the Pentax K-S1 Sale on all DxO products through January 31, 2015 January 28, 2015 – DxO announces the immediate availability of DxO OpticsPro v10.2, the latest update to its image-processing software of reference for all demanding photographers, as well as DxO FilmPack v5.1, and DxO ViewPoint v2.5.2. These updates allow all three of DxO’s image processing solutions to support four additional cameras, including the Sony A7 II, and bring many improvements that facilitate the workflow for photographers.
  • Introducing the new Portable Battery or Mains Studio Flash from Phottix

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    Indra 500 TTL The new Phottix Indra 500 TTL is a 500 Watt TTL portable Studio Flash Light featuring High Speed Sync. Under the hood is the ultimate in control, thanks to the built-in, award-winning Phottix Odin TTL Flash Trigger for Canon and Nikon. The Indra500 TTL is the perfect way to unleash your creativity. Use TTL to shoot fast moving events like weddings, shoot on-location, control ambient light with high speed sync and shoot wide-open with shutter speeds up to 1/8000s.
  • Tamron announce price and availability of 15-30mm wide-angle zoom

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Further to Tamron’s recent announcement introducing the SP 15-30mm lens, Tamron have confirmed the suggested retail price will be £949.99 including VAT.
  • Fox Talbot, Baldus, Negre, Fenton - earliest examples of photography on display at James Hyman Gallery, 3 Feb - 6 March

    28 Jan 2015 | 4:37 am
    The Age of Salt: Art, Science and Early Photography 3 February – 6 March 2015 (click to enlarge) James Hyman Gallery, the UK’s leading commercial gallery for vintage 19th and 20th century photography, is pleased to present the latest in a series of monographic and thematic exhibitions addressing photographs from the earliest days of the medium.
 
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    LetsGoDigital English Edition

  • LG G Flex 2 Volcano Red

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Sprint offers LG G Flex 2 Volcano Red : Sprint and LG Electronics announced the upcoming arrival of LG G Flex 2, the next generation of the revolutionary LG G Flex smartphone. When it launches in the first quarter of 2015, Sprint customers will have access to an exclusive color - Volcano Red - and the super-fast speeds of the 2.5GHz LTE network supporting a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other applications requiring high bandwidth. Delivering on LG’s promise of Innovation for a Better Life, LG G Flex2 improves on its predecessor with a sleeker,…
  • iPhone 6 Battery and Solar Case

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Solar’s EnerPlex Battery and Solar Case : Ascent Solar Technologies, a developer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules, integrated into the company's EnerPlex series of consumer products, announced the debut of the Surfr Battery and Solar Case for the Apple iPhone 6. The Surfr Battery and Solar case for the Apple iPhone 6 is the first case to integrate both battery storage as well as solar charging capacity into a sleek, thin and compact case. Enabling more than 10 hours of extra talk time as well as doubled video and audio capacity, the Surfr keeps iPhone users…
  • MicroSD memory cards for 4K video recording

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Kingston MicroSD memory cards for 4K video recording : Kingston Digital, the independent world leader in memory products, announced the microSD UHS-I Speed Class 3 90MB/s read, 80MB/s write card (SDCA3). The Kingston MicroSD flash memory card exceeds the Secure Digital Association’s latest specification release, UHS-1 U3 (Ultra High-Speed Bus, Speed Class 3) rated for 30MB/s read/write. The 90-80MB/s read-write speeds allow sports / adventure enthusiasts and users alike to capture cinema-quality Full HD (1080p), Ultra HD (2160p), 3D and 4K2K videos on high performance small form factor…
  • Seagate Seven portable hard drive

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Seagate Seven 500GB portable hard drive : Seagate, a leader in storage solutions, unveiled a high-design ultra-slim external drive that evokes the legacy form factor of 2.5-inch internal hard drives. The new Seagate Seven drive is the slimmest way to carry 500GB of data, with the name representing the 7mm depth of the 500GB drive. The simplicity of the industrial design of the Seagate Seven pays tribute to the roots of computer storage while simultaneously celebrating the latest advancements in storage innovation. The premium all-metal enclosure highlights the essence of a bare hard drive,…
  • Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 pm
    Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage solutions : Seagate Technology, the pioneer in storage, continues to grow its family of wireless storage solutions with the debut of Seagate Wireless, a 500GB portable wireless drive designed for streaming and offloading of media from mobile devices. The new Seagate Wireless offers more space to carry everything consumers want on their mobile devices and alleviates the challenge of running out of storage space on smartphones and tablets. Seagate Wireless provides a solution to stream your favorite HD video on your Android tablet or smartphone, Apple iPad,…
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    Layers Magazine

  • Using Lightroom’s Highlights & Shadows Sliders to Deal with Exposure Problems

    Scott Kelby
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 Book for Digital Photographers Lightroom’s Highlights and Shadows sliders are the sliders that I always think of as the “problem solvers.” Sometimes the problems are caused by what I did in-camera (I took a shot where I let the highlights get clipped, or I took a shot where my subject is backlit and they are pretty much a silhouette), or these problems happen in Lightroom because of other changes I’ve made with other sliders. Here, we’ll take a look at how to use these two slider to solve a problems like these. STEP ONE: When I took this…
  • Flashpoint CL-500R LED Circular Light

    daniel m. east
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Powerful, Compact LED Creating the right lighting environment for our subjects where there’s no natural light can generate a lot of heat, as well as electrical use from traditional fixtures. With the advent of LED (light emitting diode) lighting, these two issues simply go away. As an excellent addition to their CL-series LED panels, the Flashpoint CL-500R LED Circular Light takes it one step further with super-clean 5600K daylight color for some serious coverage that won’t break the bank. What sets the CL-500R apart, one might ask? It’s surprisingly small and it has a respectable,…
  • JPEGmini Pro

    Erik Vlietinck
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Compress JPEGs without Artifacts Compressing an image, especially a JPEG, to its smallest possible size often introduces ugly artifacts. JPEGmini Pro seeks to avoid that. JPEGmini Pro reduces the file size of JPEG photos while preserving the originals’ resolution and quality. It uses all of your processing cores and can process images of up to 50 megapixels. JPEGmini Pro uses parameters that have been tuned to reduce the file size without affecting perceptual quality and is based on a proprietary compressing algorithm that doesn’t introduce quality loss. It’s a bit like JPEG 2000 or…
  • HP ZBook 15 G2

    daniel m. east
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    Super-Powered Mobile Workstation New hardware is always great, but it can be tough to choose the right laptop when you need a lot of power on the road. If you prefer a Windows platform, the HP ZBook 15 G2 is an excellent choice, plus it offers connectivity options that are out of this world. Under the Windows 7 Professional 64 OS (and a Windows 8.1 Pro license), the ZBook 15 G2 (tested) gets its faster-than-a-speeding-bullet superpowers from an Intel Core i7-4810MQ processor with Intel HD Graphics 4600 (2.8 GHz, up to 3.8 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology), 6-MB cache, and vPro…
  • Glow HexaPop

    Michael Corsentino
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    An Umbrella, Octabox Combo Built for Speed Adorama recently introduced a line of useful and competitively priced light modifiers collectively known as Glow, part of their Flashpoint family of products. We’ll take a look the Flashpoint Glow HexaPop, a cross between a hexagonal octabox and an umbrella, designed specifically for on-the-go, external flash users. Available in both 20″ and 24″ models, the HexaPop is designed to work either on camera with a bracket and cable, or off with a light stand or stick. Owing to a unified, spring-loaded design, the HexaPop can be set up or torn…
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    Photojojo

  • Let It Snow! 4 Tips For Super Snow Photos

    Taylor
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But photographing snow is so delightful! It’s especially delightful when you know how to make the most of that sparkling, snow-covered landscape. Check out our four tips for taking brrr-eautiful snow photos, and in no time you’ll be running around and enjoying the cold stuff as much as the sledders and snow-angel-makers. We guarantee that the gorgeous winter shots you’re going to get are worth leaving the comfort of your heated blanket. (And hey, that blanket will still be waiting for you when you get home!) Catch Snowflakes On Your…
  • Power up as you pedal with Ride-a-long

    Erin
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 You know what would be awesome, other than laundry elves? A biking fairy that magically charges your phone as you ride. The Ride-a-long is your non-magical and very real biking buddy that converts your leg work into juice for your phone. You’ll never have to worry about losing photo power on a ride again! If your device is USB compatible, then it is Ride-a-long compatible. You can even detach the battery pack from your bike and take it with you for a power boost on pedestrian adventures. Clap your hands if you believe in fairies … okay, actually put them…
  • Andrew Darlow: Tail-Wagging Photo Fun with Model Pooches

    Taylor
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Some photos illicit an involuntary “awww!” from nearly everyone who views them. Andrew Darlow’s photos of motivational doggy models fall under that category. His shots of posed pups range from “that’s so adorable” to “that’s so adorable I almost can’t handle it!” We were so excited about Andrew’s photography that we just had to interview him. Click through to read his photo shoot tips and challenges, equipment and wardrobe, even fave phone apps for adding text to photos! Andrew Darlow’s Delightful Doggy Photography (...)Read the rest of…
  • Go-go GoPro Accessories

    Erin
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Go big or go home? Your GoPro is capable of both those things and so much more. You’re gonna go big and beyond with these GoPro Accessories. Four items that’ll elevate, concentrate, protect and stabilize your GoPro shots. See Photojojo’s GoPro Accessories (...)Read the rest of Go-go GoPro Accessories (0 words) © Erin for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits

    Erika
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3 Reason #2654 why instant cameras are the coolest thing since sliced artisanal bread: portraits, baby! Keep these tricks up your sleeve next time you’re photographing your friend/nanna/cat/batman figure to give your portraits a bit of POW! Embrace instant and give your digital camera a rest, like, this instant. Learn How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits (...)Read the rest of How To Take Awesome Instant Portraits (460 words) © Erika for Photojojo, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
 
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    maine wedding photography blog

  • Brides Against Breast Cancer gown sale in Portland

    emilie
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:36 pm
    Do you know about the charity Brides Against Breast Cancer? Oh! It's a lovely organization that receives gently worn wedding dresses and travels around the country selling them to raise money for breast cancer! As you know, breast cancer is a cause near and dear to our own emilie inc. hearts (a portion of all wedding fees are donated to Pink Initiative). I donated a wedding dress or two to BABC in the past so was very excited when I learned they would be making a stop in Portland at the Westin Portland Harborview hotel.I signed up to be the exclusive photographer in their vendor showcase,…
  • baby Lennon

    emilie
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:58 am
    What a wonderful treat to snuggle a brand new warm baby! Sweet Lennon is three weeks young- the first baby born on New Year's Day at Mercy Hospital- and the daughter of Tide Creative's amazing Liz. I spent a little time with baby and mama yesterday morning in their Portland home chatting about all things baby and exploring Lennon's perfectly appointed gray woodland nursery. Congratulations and welcome to motherhood, Liz; you wear it well!
  • 12 steps to preserving (and enjoying!) your personal photos

    emilie
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    Hello and Happy 2015!! If you're anything like me, you've been feeling a primitive need to purge since we bid 2014 adieu. The day after Christmas our tree was out the door and I was on the floor in each of our closets, in cabinets, drawers and bookshelves assessing what we should toss, keep, sell or donate. I likened it on my Facebook status to the middle of the night pregnancy insomnia nesting I suffered both times (speaking of, Happy 4th Birthday today to our sweet William!). Where does this come from? And why do I feel it annually after the holidays and not during the more typical "spring…
  • Willard Beach and Old Port engagement session of Maggie and Brian

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:12 am
    "Less good-byes makes it easier," is what Brian said about his merchant marine schedule of one month on and one month off at home, compared to two weeks on and two weeks off.  A valid point, spoken like a true romantic.  Brian met Maggie in college when both of these native Mainers attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.  Brian is currently working out of New Orleans, so their engagement session was scheduled during his break.  They were hopeful for a snowy shoot, but instead got some wintry wind with some beautiful sun.  We all agreed, this was still enjoyable…
  • winter wedding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and Portland Club

    whitney
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Much of Lindsey and John's relationship has been made stronger by means of a bi-coastal engagement.  Lindsey is at University of Southern California obtaining her PhD and John works at Portside Real Estate Group whose office is in Falmouth.  The two owe their initial meeting thanks to Whole Foods Market in Portland, where they both worked at separate times.  When they actually crossed paths, Lindsey worked in the cafe and served John's coffee everyday for a month before he decided to ask her out on their first date.  Whole Foods is also a big part of her family, so…
 
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    Northlight Images Photography

  • Review - Epson SureColor SC-P600 A3+ printer

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Epson's latest A3+ pigment ink based desktop printer. A lengthy review looking at how it works, its features and how it advances high quality printing. Tested with a wide variety of papers and a lot of prints.
  • Innova Olmec papers - Pearl and metallic finishes

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Looking at three new papers from Innova that include 'metallic' finishes in the style of Kodak's Endura metallic finish paper. Tested on the SC-P600.
  • Review - Setting up the Epson SC-P600

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:16 pm
    An adjunct to our main SC-P600 review that looks at printer initial set-up and installation. Includes wireless connectivity and software installation in more detail than the main review.
  • 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.
 
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    CreativePro.com - News

  • HOW Design Live Turns 25

    Mike Rankin
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Body: Press release HOW Design Live (@HOWbrand - #HOWLive), the biggest, most inspiring, educational and talked-about design event anywhere in the world, is gearing up for its 25th anniversary conference and expo, May 4-8 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. HOW Design Live is where creative professionals in all disciplines come to learn from the brightest minds in the creative industry --- and beyond. It's where creatives can discover new ideas, new sources of inspiration, new skills, new connections with other creative professionals and come face-to-face with brand leaders, big thinkers,…
  • Show Your Instagram Love

    Ekwoman
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: If you're worried that not enough people will see the Walden-filtered picture of your non-fat soy green tea light-on-the-foam latte on Instagram, might I suggest a tattoo of the image? That way, not only can your followers see your adorable kitten bathed in a 1977 red/orange hue, but so can your 80 year-old neighbor who "can't figure out that dang computer." For $14.99—with free worldwide shipping—Picattoo will turn 12 of your most precious Instagram images into temporary tattoos so you can bring your snaps to a decidedly more local audience. With each…
  • Adobe Lightroom Mobile Comes to Android. Sort Of.

    Ekwoman
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: What was that loud rumbling noise I heard last week? That was the collective "Yes!" of Android users as they learned Adobe's mobile version of Lightroom was now available to them. As a long-time Mac user, I remember cheering every time a coveted software title became available on my platform of choice. It's true that the photo-editing app is finally available for the Android platform, but for now it's limited to phones running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and later with at least 8 GB of internal storage. Features are also limited, but are on par with its iOS…
  • Book Explores Emotional Connection with Type

    Ekwoman
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:18 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: In my quest this year to learn and care more about all aspects of typography, I've been studying why some people get so attached to—or turned off by—certain typefaces and font choices. I may never fully connect with those feelings, but I have a new tool to guide me. Sarah Hyndman's Type Taster book explores the emotional connections we (read: y'all) form with type. The 144-page book, to be released in February of this year, takes a look at how type exerts its influence on us as consumers. The limited edition will feature five different covers, each…
  • NASA Creates Retro-Futuristic Travel Posters

    Ekwoman
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Authors: Erica GametBody: With eight new exoplanets recently discovered in the magic "Goldilocks" zone of potential habitability (not too hot, not too cold, etc) comes renewed fervor that we humans may someday colonize other planets. To celebrate that adventurous spirit, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab designed some fun retro-style travel posters. Distributed by the fictitious Exoplanet Travel Bureau, there are three designs, which are all available to download for free. The three posters depict the virtues of traveling to places with names like Kepler-186f, HD 40307g, and Kepler-16b.
 
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    Chase Jarvis Blog

  • VIDEO: Unboxing The New DJI Global Inspire 1 Drone

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

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

  • Snídaně na obláčku / Breakfast between clouds

    29 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Noc v alpské polodivočině byla krapet náročná, ale tohle ráno určitě stojí za tu námahu. Prodýchat se až sem ... a ten klid a ta pohoda!Dám ještě jedno kafko, pak uvidim. Night in the alpine wilderness was a bit challenging, but this morning is certainly worth the effort. Breathe up here ... and the peace and tranquility!So, I'll take one more coffee, then I'll see.
  • Na vlnách / In waves

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Baterky bych potřeboval dobít trochu, prohnat bika čerstvým prašánkem, zafermentovat...snad v únoru.Jo, ten čurbes ve snímku je sníh ze sněžnýho děla.Fotka s pořadovým číslem 1500. Žádný velký umění asi...jako u mě všechno I needed to recharge my life bateries a bit, make a bike trip through fresh powder snow, ferment and relax ... perhaps in February. Yeah, the mess in the pic is snow from snow cannon.Photo post with number 1500. Not great art or ? Like my all
  • Chladná řeka Mumlava / Chilly Mumlava river

    18 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Snad se zima ještě letos vrátí, mám s ní ještě spoustu plánů. Perhaps, the winter will return this season, I have a lot of plans.
  • Fuji X-T1 Wired Remote Release for bulb mode - home made, $3 only

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Vždycky jsem toužil vymyslet něco malého s obrovským významem. Něco jako Krakatit Karla Čapka. Věřili byste tomu?Tak tady to máte: :-) I have always wanted to discover something small with huge value. Something like Krakatit from novelist Karel Capek.Do you believe me?So, here you have it: :-) Fujifilm X-T1 dokáže fotit v režimu BULB. Otočí se voličem a pak už jen stačí držet spoušť na fotoaparátu po celou dobu expozice. To mi asi upadne prst a ještě budu mít rozmazanou fotku. Nebo lze expozici řídit drátěnou dálkovou spouští. Je vícero variant,…
  • pf2015

    31 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Přeji Vám do nového roku dostatek energie si jej užít ! I wish You for the New Year enough energy to enjoy it !
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    Joe McNally's Blog

  • A New Job for RC!

    Joe McNally
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    News flash of late! RC Concepcion, the mad genius of the internet, the teller of tales, who speaks in a whole variety of internet/computers tongues, is now the Director of Content and Education at KelbyOne. I personally think that title is a little dry, in terms of encircling and describing the ebullient spirit of the man, his penchant for bubble baths, his abilities to turn a dinner napkin into a website, his knack for making impossibly convoluted stories both interesting and, at long last, coherent, and the sheer, explanatory brilliance of his ability to teach even the most arcane and…
  • Winter In New York

    Joe McNally
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    A long time ago, on 7th Avenue. I’m probably jinxing things here, because it hasn’t been too bad a winter in NY–so far. But man, I used to pray for bad weather. I was living in the city, in the Hotel Beacon, old school, back when the city was broke and the west side of Manhattan was rotting right there along with all the unpicked up garbage. My room cost $210 a month, inc. electric. No air conditioning. Cockroaches big enough to kick ass and take names. My take home pay was $109 a week, as I remember. Things were tight. I was just out of school, and I made noise about it to…
  • Off to a Fast Start

    Joe McNally
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:27 am
    The year, that is. The facts of the calendar. The pace. Not me, really. I haven’t accelerated at all. In fact, I might have lost a gear along the way. It’s barely mid-January, and I’m already in danger of being left behind. That’s nothing new. As I showed in my last blog, had a blast at the end of December shooting underwater production for a Kelby class. During that same visit to Tampa, I also shot a light shaping class. Definitely fun. The below was shot with an Acute 2400ws unit outside this abandoned warehouse, some strategically placed holes in the wall, a smoke…
  • A Gift at the End of the Year…

    Joe McNally
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:54 am
    Everybody’s got a bucket list, or something akin to it, I imagine. Photographer’s bucket lists are most likely pretty extensive. It’s not average, almost certainly. (That’s a presumption that any “average” bucket list exists, which is most likely not the case.) But, I guess what I’m saying is that a photog’s list is not just, “I wanna climb Everest!” It’s, “I wanna climb Everest and carry a drone up there and make aerials of the top!” “I wanna meet JLo!” Not enough, perhaps. “I wanna meet JLo and photograph her for the cover of Vogue!” Obviously, there…
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

    Joe McNally
    24 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Into the woods! Fog and rain by us this Christmas. Not at all like the day below, when I made the shot below, of my kids, years ago, just in from the snow. Saw both of them today, all grown up. So much to be thankful for. Home with Annie, made it through another year of making pictures. Best to all for the holidays and the new year. Much to be thankful for, much to look forward to. All best, and, as always, more tk…. The post Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All! appeared first on Joe McNally's Blog.
 
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    DIYPhotography

  • Fuji Made A Website That Lets You Test Drive Their Lenses At All Their Different Apertures

    Tiffany Mueller
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Fuji has made a new interactive website which allows us to take a virtual test drive all of their X-mount lenses and it is pretty awesome. In the first column, you can scroll through until you find a lens you want to test out, then move over to the second column and click on which [...] The post Fuji Made A Website That Lets You Test Drive Their Lenses At All Their Different Apertures appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Humans Of New York Raised Over $1,000,000 To Help Send Kids To College With A Single Photo

    Tiffany Mueller
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    By now, we’ve everyone is pretty much familiar with Humans of New York. The wildly popular project has nearly 12,000,000 followers on Facebook alone. And this month, Brandon Stanton, the man behind it all, is using his project’s widespread popularity for a good cause. After taking a portrait of a Vidal Chastanet, and eight grader [...] The post Humans Of New York Raised Over $1,000,000 To Help Send Kids To College With A Single Photo appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Canon’s 50MP Camera Specs Leaked. Could It Be Lacking Video?

    Liron Samuels
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    The much anticipated specs of Canon’s upcoming megapixel monsters have been leaked and, if correct, the rumors were pretty accurate. The sensor will pack 50.6MP, besting Nikon and Sony’s current 36MP, but did the megapixel race lead to a camera unable of capturing video? Below are the specs, originally posted on Digicame-Info: 50.6MP full frame [...] The post Canon’s 50MP Camera Specs Leaked. Could It Be Lacking Video? appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Adobe Has Filed A Lawsuit Against Forever 21 For Repeatedly Pirating Photoshop

    Tiffany Mueller
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    In a suit filed on January 28th in the California District Court, Adobe has accused the retail clothing company, Forever 21, with pirating software. Adobe alleges Forever 21 has illegally obtained 63 copies of various Adobe products such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Corel and Autodesk have also joined the lawsuit, citing Forever 21 has pirated copies of their [...] The post Adobe Has Filed A Lawsuit Against Forever 21 For Repeatedly Pirating Photoshop appeared first on DIY Photography.
  • Learn How Your DSLR’s Shutter Works In This Video Of A Canon 7D’s Guts Filmed At 10,000 Frames Per Second

    Tiffany Mueller
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Ever wonder what it looks like inside your DSLR when you trigger the shutter? So did the team over at the Slo Mo Guys and, luckily, they have a Phantom to record the action at 10,000 frames per second. In the video below, you can witness what your shutter looks like as it opens and [...] The post Learn How Your DSLR’s Shutter Works In This Video Of A Canon 7D’s Guts Filmed At 10,000 Frames Per Second appeared first on DIY Photography.
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    Photographers' Lounge

  • Featured: 'Rwanda' by Broddan

    Broddan
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    Hi all! I have visited the beautiful country of Rwanda. Here are some pictures I took on my trip. :smile::smile::smile: /Daniel Rwanda-733.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-75.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-745.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-816.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr Rwanda-794.jpg by daniel_brodin, on Flickr
  • Featured: 'The agony and ecstasy of the DP2 Merrill' by lattiboy

    lattiboy
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    (Hilariously, I forgot about my similar post on the DP1 from almost FOUR YEARS AGO!) I finally gave in and got a DP2M. I did the usual "take pictures of your pets and loved ones until they want to murder you" the first day I had it. Using a bounce flash I got some incredible pictures of my annoyed wife and confused dog! Really top-notch, groundbreaking stuff! I had used both the DP1 and the DP2s a few years back. Loved, loved the output, but honestly I wasn't a patient enough photographer to deal with it at the time. We're in the middle of a terrible bout of Seattle weather. Rainy, windy,…
  • Featured: 'Into the... uh... San Diego!' by Gubrz

    Gubrz
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:31 pm
    finally got around to making my blog post of my trip to san diego this xmas - nye heres a few pics, but you can clicky da linky for more with a write up http://www.mrgubrz.com/blog/ omg, featured. now i feel the need to add more pics to the base post! lol Attached Thumbnails                     Attached Images     
  • Tutorial: Add PhotographersLounge Shortcut to Your Phone / Tablet Homescreen

    Amin Sabet
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    We've phased out the mobile app (no longer available in stores), and many members feel that the new version of Tapatalk is a mess. To add a link to your phone or tablet homescreen so that the site can be launched like an app, first decide which version of the site you want to use on your phone / tablet, and make a note of the URL for that site version. URL for full site version: http://www.photographerslounge.org/?styleid=-1 URL for mobile version: http://www.photographerslounge.org/?styleid=57 The next steps depend on what mobile OS you are using. For Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, iPod…
  • Featured: 'Some black and white images from Japan with the DP3M' by Boid

    Boid
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:44 pm
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    Photoshop User TV

  • PhotoshopUser TV: LightRoom Adjustment Brush Setting, 3D Texture Effects – Episode 403

    Nick Abramovitz
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Pete has a tip on using the adjustment brush in LightRoom and what you can achieve by using certain settings from within the adjustment brush. Also, Corey has a tip on creating a 3d wood texture effect. Be sure to check out the new Kelbyone Blog and the Peachpit deal of the week. Peachpit Book Deal Contest form Kelbyone Blog This Week's Sponsors: Wacom | mpix | B&H Photo | Kelby Training | NAPP | onOne Software | Peachpit | Squarespace | Expo Imaging | Intel Photoshop User TV Episode 403 is now playing! Download Episode 403 (In order to download this file directly to your computer,…
  • 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.)
 
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    Image Sensors World

  • Rambus Announces Supply Noise Monitor

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:42 am
    Rambus introduces an interesting IP block, the On-chip Noise Monitor, potentially useful for debugging the on-chip noise problems. The monitor is available in TSMC 40G/LP and GF28HPP/SLP processes and have a noise resolution on 200uV/LSB in bandwidth up to 3-6GHz. LabStation software enables fully automated measurements, post-processing, and data visualization, including noise spectrum:A short Youtube video demos the system:
  • Omnivision to Benefit from Selfie Trend

    Vladimir Koifman
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:26 am
    Barron's: Rosenblatt Securities‘s analyst Brian Blair forecasts:"We believe the most critical trend for OmniVision’s business this year is what we are calling the selfie trend. The basic idea is that front facing cameras on smartphones have generally been VGA – 1MP over the last 5 years. We believe that this is shifting in 2015 to 5MP — 13MP sensors for front-facing cameras. We expect to initially see this at the high end of the market, but we anticipate the trend will quickly filter into mid-tier models as well. We recently saw evidence of this trend at CES with a few models that had…
  • Intel Releases More Details on its F200 RealSense Camera

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Intel publishes more info on its F200 structured light front camera.RealSense F200 cameraThe IR Laser Projector emits a structured pattern of Class 1 infrared light used to determine the dimensional characteristics of objects by the depth camera:Laser projected structured light patterns are quite unusualIntel explains that the right (green) pattern is, in fact, changing at fast speed, so that if one makes a picture of it at 1/30s exposure, it blurs into the left (gray) pattern. EETimes says that the projector emits 16 different patterns.A Youtube video talks about the camera capabilities:
  • ON Semi Videos

    Vladimir Koifman
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    ON Semiconductor publishes a series of short videos showing its image sensor solutions:
  • Yole Updates CMOS Sensor Market Report

    Vladimir Koifman
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Yole Developpment releases an update to its CMOS sensor report with the new market data:"Driven by mobile and automotive applications, the CIS industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2014 - 2020, reaching a market value of US$16.2B by 2020.""Automotive is the big story this year, as car manufacturers like Tesla, Nissan and Ford are showing off their first camera-enabled features. Market traction is particularly impressive, with most CIS players enjoying growth rates of 30% - 50%. But this is only the beginning, with most CIS players looking at this market, total revenue should…
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    Visual Realia

  • "Inside Hanover" Event - May 2, 2015

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

    visualrealia
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Tags: social mediahumorinternetsarcasmmeme
  • Right and Wrong

    visualrealia
    28 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    The controversies regarding the perceptions of an unequal justice system, the deaths of young, minority men and the safety and difficulty of the job and expectations for our police officers continue, as I’m sure they will. My interest the past few weeks has been less on the specifics of the recent news items and more on our reactions, at least as reflected in media, both traditional and in various online social media. As is my usual complaint, we tend to oversimplify issues and insist that there are “right” and “wrong” sides. As is often the case, meaningful discussion isn’t going…
  • Visual Realia on Instagram

    visualrealia
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:41 pm
    If you're an Instagram fan, feel free to follow Visual Realia as user visualrealia. http://instagram.com/visualrealia Many of the posts are food related, often being intermediate steps in making new or interesting recipes. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: instagramsocial mediaphotographyfood
  • ACAC Artist Spotlight

    visualrealia
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Thanks to Lisa from Cadigan Creative for writing the very nice post on some of my photography work on the Adams County Arts Council blog. The piece particulalry focuses on my macro liquid and ice works. Click here to read the post. Artist Copyright - All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist's works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied, or transferred electronically, without prior written permission from the artist. Tags: artphotographyAdams County Arts…
 
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    Lightroom Killer Tips

  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #3

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Welcome back, everybody and we’re here with #3 in my 10-part series. Just a friendly reminder: if you missed, didn’t read or forgot my official disclaimer for this series posted at the beginning of #1, please give it a quick read, so we all stay on the same page. OK, here’s #3: (3) Store all your original photos inside one main folder That folder doesn’t have to be on your computer — it can be on an external hard drive — no problem, and you can have as many sub-folders inside that one main folder as you want, but if you want to have peace, calm, and order in your…
  • Three Things To Use the Option (Alt) Key for In Lightroom

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    Hey everyone – wanted to offer a little tidbit that can make your use in Lightroom a little better when it comes to correcting images.  Should take you all of two minutes. Hold the Option Key and Drag Highlights If you would like a quick way to check out which portions of the image are going to blow out in the highlights area, simply hold down the Option (PC: Alt) key while dragging the highlight slider.  This will show a black overlay of the image – the areas that show up as white are the blown out areas. Option Drag the Shadow Slider When you hold down the Option (PC: Alt) key…
  • Applying a preset to your Importing workflow

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mike Rodriguez polled his students to see what they would like to see in Scott and RC’s upcoming podcasts and I decided to steal one of his ideas… sort of. This is one of those tips that if you have never heard of it may make you curse because of how it can save you a lot of time from doing the same steps over and over again. Screen grab of Mark’s comment to Scott about what to cover of Lightroom Podcast As I was working on this blog post Arnaldo from video who is a good shooter and really working on taking his photography to the next level came in to my office to bug…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #2

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi folks – I’m back with #2, but before we head into this, I just wanted to thank everybody yesterday for heeding the disclaimer warning before they posted comments. We had some good discussions and everybody was civil, so even though I’m not reprinting the entire disclaimer here again today, I hope you’ll still honor it as you did yesterday. Without further ado (yes, that was some “ado”), here’s the 2nd thing I would tell NEW Lightroom users:  #2) Just Use One Catalog Can you create multiple catalogs in Lightroom? Yes. As a new user should you? I…
  • 10 Things I Would Tell New Lightroom Users: #1

    jgilbert@photoshopuser.com (Matt Kloskowski)
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    Hi gang: I’m starting a 10-part series here today where I share some basic advice I would give to new users on how to make their Lightroom life easier. Tip of the hat to my buddy Rob Sylvan who inspired me to write my first version of this concept on my blog back in 2009. SADLY NECESSARY DISCLAIMER: This series is NOT for more advanced users, it’s for new users, so if you’re an advanced user reading this, it will only make you mad because you probably do things very differently than I’m going to suggest. The way you’re doing stuff probably works great for you,…
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    Photoinduced.com

  • Triggertrap Mobile : Adding Controls Your Camera Never Had

    Damon
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Every time you upgrade your camera to the latest model, new features are usually found in the menu: Facial Recognition, Panoramic, simple HDR, basic Time Lapse, etc.. But there things that may never be added. Features that are dependent on things like motion and sound sensors. Things that you may have in your smartphone. Like […]
  • What’s In The Bag? Daniel Milnor Shows How Digital and Analog Live In One Place

    Damon
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t” Peter Paul/1980 Analog or Digital? Seems like an easy question to answer. If you’ve ever used film, you know the difference in the workflow. And the image. It’s a different skill set that will probably be soon relegated to those few willing to put in the […]
  • CES 2015 Notes: Sometimes, you need perspective

    Damon
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    Yes, Photoinduced is all about the image. Sometimes I’d like to share things about the tech world that could affect you down the line. Or give you a viewpoint about the industry that the photo world deals with in different capacity than a PhotoKina or PhotoPlus East. So I go to CES in Las Vegas […]
  • What’s In The Bag? Katy Winn, Fashion Week Photographer, Shares Gold

    Damon
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:03 pm
    It’s been a few years since I’ve met with with Katy Winn, and she shared “What’s in Her Bag”. It’s always a good lesson to see what a working photographer uses to get the job done. Not about endorsements, freebies, or the latest gear that gets written up. It’s about what works. And works. and […]
  • Camera Firmware updates – The Upgrade Variety

    Damon
    18 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    It’s about time. How can you extend the life of your digital camera, and not get stuck in the “computer with lens” upgrade costs? Many companies offer firmware upgrades that will fix problems, and give very minor new features. (Do many of you even do the upgrade?) Fuji released a 27 point firmware upgrade to […]
 
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    The Imaging Buffet

  • A Photo From the Jersey Shore with Commentary by Digital Photo Academy Instructor Bill Blanchard

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Today I’m happy to bring you another image with technical data, thoughts and comments from photographer and instructor at Digital Photo Academy, Bill Blanchard. This time, the subject of the photo is one of my favorite places, the Jersey Shore.  You may recognize the Fun Town Amusement Pier in Seaside Heights, NJ. The entire pier (as well as Casino Pier on the other side of the boardwalk) was heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy (October, 2012) just about nine months after this photo was taken (1/10/2012). Unfortunately, the stately ferris wheel in the photograph was so badly…
  • WPPI 2015 Overview – Show Returns to Las Vegas on 2/28/2015

    imaging@andrewdarlow.com (Andrew Darlow)
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    I’ve been attending photo shows sponsored by photo organizations, publications and other industry groups for over 20 years, and there are a few that really stand out in my mind for the quality of programs and the trade shows that usually accompany them. One of them, the PhotoPlus Expo, happens each Fall in New York City (you can read my review of the 2014 show here), and another fantastic one (Imaging USA) is being held this year in the beginning of February in Nashville, TN. I just received some information about the programming schedule for The Wedding & Portrait Photography…
  • 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…
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    Jeff and Lisa Photography

  • Henrik and Ria’s Wedding

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

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

  • A Fork in the Tracks

    Jeff
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    The proverbial fork in the road tracks. A good friend and I stopped by here recently to make some pictures of the trestles. One thing I learned a long time ago is once you think you have the picture you want, turn around. This is my turn around picture. I don’t drive through here all that […] The post A Fork in the Tracks appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • The Rookery Building

    Jeff
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:11 am
    I had a little time off and finally went on a tour of the Rookery Building in Chicago. I couldn’t tell you how many times I have walked by this building wondering what it looked like inside. I’m glad I finally took a look! Designed by Daniel Burnham and John Root, the building was completed […] The post The Rookery Building appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Jerry the Cat

    Jeff
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
    Meet Jerry the Cat. Jerry is almost 9 years old and has lived with me for almost 2 years now. Jerry the Cat greets people when they come over without fail. He doesn’t mind having his picture taken. And best of all he likes the Blackhawks! What more could you ask for? As far as […] The post Jerry the Cat appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Chicago River – South Branch

    Jeff
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    A view of the south branch of the Chicago River on a cloudy, but pleasant evening in December. I really liked the view but wasn’t all that thrilled with the crane. Not much I can do about that though and hopefully I will make another picture like this once the construction is done on Wolf […] The post Chicago River – South Branch appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
  • Chase Tower

    Jeff
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    In 1965 the Morrison Hotel was demolished, making room for this beauty. Completed in 1969, this building was originally named First National Plaza. The building was renamed Chase Tower in 2005. With a height of 850 feet, this 60 story building is the tallest in Chicago’s Loop. The Chase Tower along with it’s plaza, takes […] The post Chase Tower appeared first on PhotoAbuse.
 
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    Photography For Real Estate

  • How Do You Compete When You are A Beginning Real Estate Photographer

    larry
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:55 pm
    I just got a great question from Jason, a beginning real estate photographer reading my Business of Real Estate Photography e-book: I’m finding that the top listing agents already have professional photographers they are loyal to.  I’m curious  how a newbie, like me, breaks into doing business with this small “top agent” circle. How you […]
  • Frank Breslin Wants To Help You With Your Post-processing

    larry
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:54 pm
    I’ve been talking with Frank Breslin who is a PFRE reader that’s spent a long while in NZ working with Open2view. Frank has relocated to Barcelona, Catalonia, España and is setting up a retouching business. Frank says: I am an experienced professional photographer with over 14 years experience with top international award winner architects and […]
  • Real Estate Photography Terms Of Service Summary

    larry
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:52 pm
    Jason recently posed the question: I am trying to find a sample ‘terms and conditions’ and a ‘contract’ to offer agents. I have seen a couple of posts you have previously added, but the web links are now dead. The old podcast you recommend has also gone. Can you help at all? We’ve discussed the […]
  • You Must Be Selective At Choosing Your Clients To Be Successful

    larry
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Cristophe in Wisconsin recently was complaining that: …when I give them a price they say they can get it done cheaper or do them selfs. My question is what is a good price to charge?… Cristophe’s complaint led me to give him my Pareto Principle lecture. Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto observed in 1906 that 80% […]
  • Shootsac – You May Be Able To Use This

    larry
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:43 pm
    Aubrey pointed out this new piece of gear to me: Have you seen this latest Lens Bag? shootsac.com I just got home from a 2-day conference where the owner of Shootsac was there speaking to us. It’s an incredible product that I think the PFRE blog world would love to hear about! My first reaction […]
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    Flickr Blog

  • Flickr Photo Books now ship globally

    Matthew Roth
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:45 pm
    We are pleased to announce that our Flickr photo book service is now available to users around the world. Flickr is a global brand and we are committed to providing our products and services to users everywhere. To celebrate the launch of global shipping for photo books, we are offering 40% off your purchase. In fact, you can save 40% off both photo books and wall art, now through February 6th, 2015. Use this offer to create a standout Valentine’s Day gift for someone special. Get started here:  https://www.flickr.com/create Need some inspiration? Check out a selection of Staff Picks below…
  • Flickr Friday: #Superman

    Tenz Shih
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Almost everyone dreams of having a superpower that lets us do what others can’t: flying super fast, moving heavy things without toughing them, or maybe just saving the world. There might be real supermen and superwomen in your images, or maybe your imagination has taken you to new heights. Take your best shot for the #Superman theme in the upcoming days, share it to our Flickr Friday group pool by next Friday, and we will feature our favorites on the Flickr Blog right here.
  • Flickr member Hugh O’Conor lands in the National Gallery of Ireland

    Matthew Roth
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    We were so happy to hear that Hugh O’Conor, aka crack jackson jr., was recently shortlisted for the Hennessey Portrait Prize for this amazing image below. As a result, his photo was hung in the National Gallery of Ireland, along with the other finalists of the prize. We asked the Irish-born, Dublin-based photographer to interview with us to share more about his life and his moving photography. Please read on to find out more and be sure to follow him on Flickr to see where his inspiration takes us next. Can you tell us more about how you captured this image? Waiting at a gate in Dublin…
  • Flickr Friday: The Bicycle Selections

    Tenz Shih
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    The theme for #FlickrFriday last week was #Bicycle. Since almost everybody has one, we got an incredible number of submissions, and some are so creative and gorgeous. You showed us how to create the best images with creativity and imagination about the most common thing around us everyday, and we are so proud to have you sharing these photos with us. See our favorites below, and please check out all submissions directly in our Flickr Friday group pool.  
  • Snowmaggedon 2015: New England edition

    Matthew Roth
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    While New York City escaped much of the Snowmageddon from the Blizzard of 2015, New England found itself buried in many feet of snow. Boston and its surroundings were blanketed in white, leading to some great images of people skiing through the streets. Check out some of our favorites from the many photos uploaded to Flickr. helloworldmedia Blizzard 2015: New England bears brunt of storm while NYC spared de helloworldmedia, sur Flickr danieljameslynchNew England Blizzard 2015 de danieljameslynch, sur Flickr
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  • Xiaomi Mi4 Smartphone coming to India on January 28

    Shailendra
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    Xiaomi is all set to launch Mi4 in India and the recent buzz suggests that the device will make its way to India on January 28. This possibility has been confirmed via reports published by The Economic Times to whom, Hugo Barra, Head of International operation for Xiaomi exclusively confirmed that the phone would be indeed launched on 28 January. The report even goes on to claim that the device will be priced between Rs 17,000 to 20,000, making the latest Mi device all the more attractive. Mi4 comes in a 5-inch form factor equipped with Full-HD resolution display combined with one-glass…
  • Google Building Its Driverless Cars in Detroit

    Shailendra
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    Google is teaming up with auto builders in Detroit to build its driverless cars, according to Chris Urmson, director of Self-Driving Cars for Google. The Detroit Free Press reports that the pod-like prototypes first unveiled by Google last May are now “being developed and assembled at a Roush facility.” These are iterated,”more refined” versions of the first prototypes. They now even have working headlights! A new batch of cars will soon be built in Detroit, but then shipped to California for testing. Clearly, the folks at Google are fair-weather motorists. The new…
  • Yu Yureka Mobile Review: The Right One For ‘Yu’

    Shailendra
    17 Jan 2015 | 6:14 am
    It’s a sign of competition when brands tend to replicate your model, primarily because you have succeeded in breaking from the clutter and offer something refreshing. Xiaomi is one such brand; it took India by surprise in 2014 and with Yu Televenture, Micromax wants to try the same formula. Consumer-focused product quality, software integration, better services and giving user an excellent value aspect, this is precisely what Yu wants to achieve with its first-ever device Yureka. And for Rs 8,999 we can’t really see why that would be a problem. What Is It Yu Yureka is the…
  • Micromax reportedly adding apps to its devices without users’ consent

    Shailendra
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:35 am
    Popular Indian mobile manufacturer Micromax has landed into fresh trouble over allegations of secretly adding new applications on smartphones without informing the users. There are several instances of this in the XDA Forums where users have given a detailed account of how this secretly takes place. It is said that apps download on their own even when the device is not on WiFi, costing users their mobile data cap as well. While these are certainly not big apps in terms of size, what Micromax is clearly wrong from an ethics stand point. Users further complain that even if the app is removed,…
  • Say Hello to China’s New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

    Shailendra
    17 Jan 2015 | 1:12 am
    The future of naval warfare will likely include lasers, auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while it may not have a defense against frickin’ lasers, China’s newly unveiled Type 1130 close-in weapon system can make short work of inbound warheads travelling at four times the speed of sound. It reportedly does so by spewing 10,000 rounds per minute-166 rounds per second-perforating any inbound threat well before it can do any damage to the PLA Type 054A frigate that the 1130 has been installed on. According to the Want Daily, a…
 
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  • Making of Love Your Event 2015 Rustic Elegance Wedding Photoshoot

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

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

    Mike
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A quick little slide show as I finish of the edits for Trissy and Joe’s Lehigh Valley wedding. More updates to follow. Especially the reception which was shot at The Events Center at Blue with DJ’s Mike and George from Gruvin’ Enterprises. Definitely check out the Father’s first look and the Bride and Grooms first touch which was shot at the grooms family farm, in this video.
  • Lehigh Valley Wedding Photography |Trissy & Joeseph – finishing up the edits today

    Mike
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
      Snek peek of Trissy and Joe’s Wedding Photography. Shot at a farm in the Lehigh Valley PA 2 out of 3 bridal shows down last one at the Hotel Bethlehem this weekend… Its one of my favorites because 1.) I love the Hotel Bethlehem and its amazing staff,  2.) I love shooting downtown Bethlehem so talking to the Hotel’s couples is always a treat. I will be working like mad today on the edits for Trissy and Joe’s wedding which was shot at the family farm (sneak peek above) and another one of my favorite locations The Events Center at Blue in Bethlehem PA. Michael…
  • Lehigh Valley Bridal Show Giveaway | Wedding Photography – Michael McNett Photography

    Mike
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:36 pm
    We don’t do the discounts and freebies often but when we do we go all out…. No nonsense straight up $1,000 towards your photographic coverage or a free album… you choose. And all you have to do is friend/follow/subscribe to us on social media…. easy right? NOW… snap a creative picture of your engagement ring. You can use filters special effects, put it in a strange location, sky is the limit the more creative the better your chances of winning are. Take this photographic masterpiece and post it in one of the listed social media sites. (Facebook, twitter,…
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  • Top Photos from 2014

    jonesoliver
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    Is it too late for a “2014 Best of” post?  Hopefully this one is only arriving “casually late”.  That said, regardless of your photography experience, I think it’s a good practice to go through your photos periodically and choose a few that you consider to be among the best.  The transition from December to January … Continue reading Top Photos from 2014 →
  • Leavenworth for Christmas

    jonesoliver
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    As it turns out, we had the chance to sneak out of town and spend the Christmas holiday up north near Leavenworth, WA – a logging-town-turn-Bavarian-village nestled in the North Cascades .  While we rented a cabin about 30 minutes from town on Fish Lake (near Wenatchee Lake), we made it into town a couple … Continue reading Leavenworth for Christmas →
  • Merry Christmas!

    jonesoliver
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:44 am
    I just wanted to take a few minutes away from the hustle, bustle, food, and wrapping to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! ———- And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of … Continue reading Merry Christmas! →
  • 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.
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  • Panasonic LUMIX SZ10 Digital Camera Introduced at CES 2015 This Week

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest addition to its much-loved SZ range of compact cameras. The LUMIX SZ10 combines great picture and video quality and a host of fun features in a sleek design that easily fits into a handbag or suit pocket. The camera is designed with socializing in mind and includes various settings to help you take the most memorable pictures with friends and family.
  • Panasonic Introduces the LUMIX ZS45 & ZS50 Premium Compact Cameras

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:43 am
    Panasonic today introduced the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you.
  • Nikon Introduces New 55-200mm VR II and 300mm F/4E ED VR Lens & More at CES 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Nikon Inc. is inviting attendees of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to visit their booth and experience the incredible capabilities of modern imaging; from cutting edge immersive technologies and the newest camera products , to presentations from renowned Nikon professional photographers and videographers. Nikon continues to further cement its commitment to being a world leader in digital imaging with the release of several new products, the Nikon D5500, AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR II lens and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR lens, as well as the exhibition of unique…
  • Nikon Announces D5500 Digital SLR without Optical Low Pass Filter

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    Today, Nikon Inc. announced its latest DX-format DSLR, the Nikon D5500, a lightweight yet powerful camera that offers a robust feature set, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to capture incredible photos and HD video with ease. An ideal entry-level DSLR for the creative photographer ready to take their storytelling to a new level, the D5500 sports an impressive arsenal of imaging technology, including a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor with no optical low-pass filter (OLPF) and a new 3.2-inch Vari-angle touch operation LCD display.
  • Panasonic Introduces Two New Lumix Cameras at CES 2015- Lumix ZS50 and ZS45

    5 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    Panasonic today introduced the latest additions to its LUMIX ZS range of premium compact cameras, the LUMIX ZS50 and LUMIX ZS45. Combining powerful optical zoom, stunning Leica lenses and a host of creative features in a small and sleek design, both cameras allow you to take professional quality photos and videos while travelling light. The cameras’ extensive connectivity options also enable you to share your photos and videos more easily than ever, wherever in the world your adventures take you. The LUMIX ZS50 features a 12.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS sensor, ultra-wide-angle 24mm…
 
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  • Acadia Zen

    Scott
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This zen-like rock formation sits at Otter Cliff, among many others.  After I was done photographing the beautiful seascape I decided to spend some time walking the slippery rocks to photograph the formations. I did not touch any of them, although I’m assuming no one would have really cared. As it turns out, Acadia National Park is full of rock formations, made by visitors. Two of us from the Acadia trip included rock formation photographs in our book. One of the coolest parts about photography is being able to photograph the same scene as other photographers, and having the end…
  • How Photographers Can Slow Down

    Scott
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    In 2014 I started mentoring other photographers in The Arcanum.  Part of the process is critiquing many photographs, and the critiques are done via Google Hangouts, recorded and made available for all Arcanum members to view. During one of the critiques an apprentice asked me about how she could slow down more.  I broke into a rant, and then decided to record a separate video specifically about it. So with that, check out the video here: To recap, here are my recommended easy tricks to slow yourself down while making photographs. Start using manual focus with your lens, instead of auto…
  • Otter Cliff

    Scott
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    One of the stops on the Acadia National Park trip was to Otter Cliffs. Len and Bob, who have been there before, warned us that the rocks get very slippery.  So I decided to wear my heavy-duty boots.  In addition to intense treads, they’re also waterproof (up to a point). I’m glad I went with those boots.  During the changing sun, the tide got higher and higher.  In fact, some of the guys had wet feet afterwords. For this site I went with long exposures because I knew the waves were getting bigger with each other minute. The exposure was long enough to force the water to fog up…
  • Mastin Labs – Film Or Lightroom Presets?

    Scott
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I love making Lightroom presets. I have created them for a few years now. I also love trying other Lightroom presets, which I did not create. I use some from friends, as well as ones made by companies like Get Totally Rad (the Replichrome presets), VSCO, The Photo Frontier and Mastin Labs. Presets, for any photo editing software, should never be used as is. I always tell people who when purchasing my presets, or others. Presets are designed to be inspiration and starting points for you to edit your photographs. Sometimes, presets are designed so perfectly for a purpose that you can’t help…
  • Sunrise at Thunder Hole

    Scott
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    As a photographer who doesn’t make his living off photographic services, I strive to make photographs that I am extremely happy with. Although I offer photography services, It’s not my full-time job. So I do not have to take on new projects or new clients. However, one of my favorite things is when a landscape photograph of mine is hung on someone else’s wall. That, to me, is what I love most. Because to me that means I have created art that others will enjoy. The photograph here was made during sunrise at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park in Maine. It’s a…
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  • Follow The Pumpkin Plan, To Scale Your Photography Business

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:49 am
    It’s January and snowstorm #Colbie just dumped a ton of snow in the north-eastern seaboard. My first inclination is to slide back into the bedsheets and stay there till April. But I have photography businesses to run and that means the hustle is on, 24-7. But does it need to be always on? Is it not conceivable that the photography businesses could continue to grow even without my presence. Oh, sure, I will still be the visionary behind the images, but as you all know being a photographer is different – vastly different – than being in business as a photographer. I can feel this…
  • For Photographers, Is There Any Value In Business Coaching?

    Jasen Arias
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:50 pm
    A few weeks back, Seshu and I started a conversation. He was curious as to my thoughts on business coaching and its value. Was it worth it? What made it worth it? You know just a general conversation. We started to chat about it and before long I ended up visualizing something about running a business that seemed to make sense that it might better explain why I think business coaching is not only important, but the only way for the average person to find success. BUT FIRST!!! Let’s all hop into the conversation with Seshu and I so this all makes a bit more sense. It’s about to get weird.
  • Lara Woolfson, Inspire Interviews: Episode 16

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Lara Woolfson and Kate Harper run Studio Nouveau, a wedding and boudoir studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Studio Nouveau is known for being as colorful and bold as their imagery. Their passion for their work is not only evident in the photos that they take, but also in the lasting relationships they build with their clients. Studio Nouveau’s work has been published in several issues of Boston Wedding Magazine, Conde Nast’s Brides Magazine, and the cover of Seacoast Bride Magazine as well as showcased in such blogs as Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Wedding Bee, Carats &…
  • Kristi Drago-Price, Inspire Interviews: Episode 14

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    Have you ever been curious to learn which images will be accepted for publication from a working photo editor at a wedding magazine? Well, here’s your chance folks! Kristi Drago-Price was the top Photo Editor of BRIDES magazine for over 13 years, lectured at the International Center of Photography, has been quoted in the wedding issue of Photo District News, was a presenter and panel member at PhotoExpo Kristi currently produces photo shoots for freelance clients such as Architectural Digest, Glamour, Self, BRIDES and The Knot all while continuing to advance her own wedding photography…
  • Zach & Jody Gray Will Teach You To Light It Up!

    Seshu | Editor, Curator & Publisher
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Zach and Jody Gray have quickly become industry leaders. They are known for their wedding photography and their ability to teach photographers off-camera lighting and business strategies. In fact, when they were hopping from city to city teaching small groups of eager photographers, I attend one of their workshops. I noticed how particular they were to following a system, even if it was using a tool called the Expo Disc. They are just as meticulous about using off-camera flash. When I started Connecticut Headshots, I turned to their DVDs to learn how to use a simple reflector. I eventually…
 
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  • Ralph Gibson at Leica

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

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

    John Simoudis
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    An amazing piece of adventure cinematography and daredevil bicycle riding. It will leave you breathless.Visit me at: www.simoudis.com
  • The mentor, the master - Harry Pearson, 1937-2014

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

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

    Jim Braswell
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Bald Eagle in Snow / Photo by Jim BraswellIronically, as I write this post, I’m sitting in a motel room in the Colorado Rockies, waiting for the temperatures to warm up. I arrived here a couple of days ago, to shoot the bighorn sheep in the rut. Although I love to shoot nature in the winter, you also need to use common sense. When temperatures are record-breaking lows (like right now), or wind chill advisories are in effect (like right now), it may be best to stay indoors. What makes the frigid temperatures I’m encountering on this trip even more of an issue, is the fact that I…
  • 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…
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    The Digital Story

  • Downtown Havana - January 2015

    28 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    I thought that I should capture a standard street scene in downtown Havana. Who knows what it will look like five years from now? http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/01/downtown-havana-january-2015.html
  • "A Photographer in Cuba" - Digital Photography Podcast 464

    27 Jan 2015 | 11:48 pm
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: I cover the sights, sounds, and people of Cuba from a photographer's perspective - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
  • Traveling Light in Cuba

    26 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    How did the Nimble Photographer fare in Cuba? He's feeling quite invigorated. Here's why - http://thedigitalstory.com/2015/01/traveling-light-in-cuba.html
  • Snapshots from Cuba - Part 1

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
    I've been exploring the streets of Havana, Santa Clara, and Trinidad with my Olympus OM-D E-M10. Here's the first of a series of galleries from Cuba. "Cigar Shop and Tourists, Havana" - Photos by Derrick Story "Street Corner, Trinidad" "Bears on Plaza, Havana" "Yank Tanks" Want to Comment on this Post? You can share your thoughts at the TDS Facebook page, where I'll post this story for discussion....
  • "Raw Plus Jpeg Tricks, South Beach Miami, Cholula" - Photo Podcast 463

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    This week on The Digital Story Photography Podcast: Crazy RAW Plus Jpeg Tricks, South Beach Miami Photo Shoot, Cholula - All of this and more on today's show with Derrick Story.
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  • Big boobs vs small boobs

    Fabiana Nicora
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    There is no question that every woman has got their hang ups, no matter how close she is to own a “perfect” body. There are tons of gorgeous women, mature as well as very young, and the great majority feels insecure about their looks or has body parts they would love to change. One of the most common body parts women are insecure about, is boobs. The issue is that some women that have big boobs would love to have a smaller size, and many with a little chest, would love to have add more cleavage to their décolletage. So who prefers what? The big boobs vs small boobs issue is often an…
  • “No more page 3″ seen by a boudoir photographer

    Fabiana Nicora
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    After more than forty years, page 3 of the famous Sun newspaper has officially stopped topless pictures from being published, so we are going to see no more page 3 babes showing their boobs. Is the “no more page 3″ a real victory for women? Feminists and the topless issue on page 3 After years of protests for what is called a “sexist and outdated” feature of the Sun, some feminist organisations, amongst which “No more page 3” founded by Lucy-Anne Holmes, claim that their real battle will be won when papers will stop completely from publishing women with very little on. The…
  • My 3 New Year resolutions

    Fabiana Nicora
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It is already 2015, and the new year brings a long list of new year resolutions and planning for the year ahead. Every time the new year feels like it is a new beginning, and I am especially glad to welcome it this year. The past 2014 has been a challenging year for many reasons. It has been a year of big changes – both for the good and for the not so good – where I have personally faced and learnt a lot about myself as well as others. I have lost people I love, and met others that have been enriching our life since, I have grown personally and taken baby steps towards a healthier…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 4

    Fabiana Nicora
    7 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    After a long Christmas break, here we are again to continue to discuss some interesting and useful insights about makeup ideas for mature women. So far, we have talked about what changes with age, the importance of primers, foundations, the power of contouring and what to use, eyeshadows, false eyelashes and mascara. It is now the turn to talk about how to obtain beautiful eyebrows. Eyebrows After Cara Delavigne has become a global beauty icon, especially because of her immaculate eyebrows, there is no woman on earth that does not take good care of her eyebrows. I said it before, and I am…
  • Makeup ideas for mature women. Part 3

    Fabiana Nicora
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    As I mentioned before there are tons of makeup ideas around, but not every one is the right one for every age. It is all well and nice to have tutorials made by young women in their 20s and 30s, but you will realise that when you start hitting 35, your skin and your facial features start to change and so should the way you think your makeup. Eyeshadows In my previous posts, I have talked about Clinique as a marvellous brand for skin care and also for foundations. Personally I find their products to be incredibly good, but when it comes to makeup, they are not the best makeup ideas. Their…
 
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    PhotoDay

  • Geometric Napping.

    28 Jan 2015 | 3:36 pm
    .....Paccar Hall, University of Washington Business SchoolSeattle, Washington.Winter, 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2011-2012 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, street, travel
  • The Jayme Biendl Memorial 5K Fun Run 2015

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    .....Dave Sivewright, center, the "Highway 2 Freedom Runner" leads area police officers,runners and walkers at the start of the The Jayme Biendl Memorial 5K Fun Run 2015. Monroe, Washington, January 25, 2015......Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Buy it, Sports, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • The Big Mix Up.

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    .....M & M Antiques, Monroe, Washington.Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Art, Buy it, Design, Fuji x100, Monroe
  • Pattern Recognition #8

    19 Jan 2015 | 12:11 pm
    .....The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.Winter 2015.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Design, Fuji x100, street, Tourist, travel, walking, weather
  • Winter Light...

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
    .....Winter sunlight, Red Square, University of Washington, Seattle, WashingtonWinter 2016.....Composed and posted with ecto Made on a Mac ©2010-2015 Jim Scolman.Technorati Tags: Architecture, Art, Design, Fuji x100, street, travel, walking, weather
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    Photocrati

  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 19

    Editor
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Valencia I have a love/hate relationship with this image via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Another afternoon at work…. from via dck_photography Filter used: Amaro building near via gevonservo Filter used: Normal At my newish desk it has been hinted that I’m a bit quiet and people don’t know when I’m there or not. So to let people know I’m in I started putting up a toy a day. A little light hearted fun. This is today’s toy. via moleskp Filter used: Normal Can’t wait for the return of rainy summer days via gevonservo Filter…
  • The Importance Of Keeping WordPress Sites Up To Date

    Scott
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    WordPress is software.  WordPress is also software that is exposed to the Internet. That means that your website is vulnerable to malicious attacks which could utilize software based hacks. That doesn’t mean WordPress is a bad choice for a site’s infrastructure.  Quite the opposite. WordPress is still the best website platform available as it makes your life easy as an end user. There are things you can do, simple things, to protect your website against attacks. We’ve talked about backups and security in the past, but we feel it’s important enough to bring up again.
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 18

    Editor
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    via moleskp Filter used: Normal An old favorite from the archives via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal Engine 4 – Los Angeles, Ca. via edwardconde_ Filter used: Ludwig Something for my office! via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal Birdie Trailer via gevonservo Filter used: Normal break via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Out in the city …. via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Live baking in via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Cheers via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It was a good day in the city today…. via edwardconde_ Filter used: Normal ECHO PARK via edwardconde_ Filter used:…
  • Sharing Content Multiple Times – It’s OK To Do It

    Scott
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A common question among photographers, or any business person for that matter, is about timing and repetition in social media. What I mean is this… People wonder if they should post the same content to social media more than once in a day, in a week, in a month, etc. It comes down to this simple answer: YES. Think about your audience, when they’re online and when they’re not. People have meetings like you have meetings. People aren’t always on the computer or looking at their phones at the exact moment you are That’s why CoSchedule and Buffer both recommend…
  • Photocrati Instagram Weekly Round 17

    Editor
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    via gevonservo Filter used: Normal It’s smegging cold out! via gevonservo Filter used: Inkwell The day is over and I can’t feel my nose. via tjpieper Filter used: Normal Dead pine with via gevonservo Filter used: Normal Time for via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Lo Presti Park via moleskp Filter used: Normal Finally found time earlier this week to sift through all the images from my many visits to at @cincymuseum. So many beautiful scenes to share with everyone as I find my favorites. via scottwyden Filter used: Normal Bar Harbor Bicycle via gevonservo Filter used: Normal…
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    MCP Actions

  • MCP Photo A Day Challenge: February 2015 Themes

    Jodi Friedman
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    While the MCP Photo a Day Challenge is “daily”, we know everyone has busy lives.  So we want you to join in when you can, whether that’s daily, weekly or monthly – and with your SLR or even camera phone.  The more you practice your photography, the better you get — and sometimes when you do use a cell phone, it requires you to work harder to get that same shot.  We are excited to see your images. Check the MCP Instagram daily to see if your image gets featured! We may feature some periodically on The MCP Facebook Page too. Details: Use the topic/theme as a…
  • Save Up to $90 on MCP Actions, Presets and Workshops

    Jodi Friedman
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Our Baby Sale is here. Why “baby”?  Because our three most popular products for photographing and editing newborns and portraits are on sale through Saturday (TWO DAYS ONLY). Save $30 on each of the following: Newborn Necessities Photoshop Actions – Normally $149.99 – with discount just $119.99 Baby Steps Lightroom Presets – Normally $149.99 – with discount just $119.99 MCP Newborn Photography Workshop – Normally $299 – with discount just $269 TO SAVE $30 on each thru 1/31/15, USE THE CODE: mcp-baby-sale The post Save Up to $90 on MCP…
  • 3 Ways to Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom

    Erin Peloquin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Identify and Reduce Blown Highlights in Lightroom Did you know that Lightroom has several ways to tell you whether you have blown highlights in your image? Here’s how. METHOD 1: The first method is to use the Highlight Clipping Warning. To activate it, click on the triangle at the top right corner of your histogram. Clicking on this triangle displays a red overlay everywhere you have blown out pixels.   I keep this overlay on most of the time when I edit. It’s usually not as distracting as it is in the screenshot above. However, you can display this overlay temporarily by…
  • Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way

    Jodi Friedman
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Before and After Step-by-Step Edit: Editing Skin Tones and Eyes the Easy Way The MCP Show and Tell Site is a place for you to share your images edited with MCP products (our Photoshop actions, Lightroom presets, textures and more).  We’ve always shared before and after Blueprints on our main blog, but now, we will sometimes share some favorites from Show and Tell to give these photographers even more exposure.  If you haven’t checked out Show and Tell yet, what are you waiting for?  You’ll learn how other photographers are using our products and see what they can do for…
  • How to Choose Your Next Photography Workshop

    MCP Actions
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s that time of year when many photographers and studios turn their focus on business administration.  The fall and early winter are peak seasons for small studios and the first couple months of the New Year are ideal for housekeeping and professional development. A good number of established professional photographers offer workshops, seminars, styled shoots and other learning opportunities at this time of year as well. How do you choose the best photography workshop for you? How do you avoid disappointment, and worse? These are the tips I provide to my students when they are preparing…
 
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    Echenique dot com

  • Hasselblad Appoints New CEO

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

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

  • Cynicism

    John
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Speakers Corner I must have taken my first photos of Speakers Corner around 1989-90, so I’ve got thousands of negatives and digital files recording what’s supposed to symbolize our tradition of free speech. There was a time when I went quite . . .
  • War crimes

    John
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    Stacy Kravitz‘s series of photographs of re-enactors depicting World War II Germans is interesting partly for her inclusion of herself in the pictures: For three consecutive years, Kranitz participated in nearly weeklong Battle of the Bulge re-enactments at Fort Indiantown Gap in Annville, . . .
  • 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. . . .
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    John Paul Caponigro

  • Check Out PHOTOGRAPH Issue 11

    johnpaulcaponigro
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    “Issue 11 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine celebrates the power of movement, from the strength and elegance of African beasts, to heading across town via public transportation, to the muscular physicality of dancers, to traveling across the country and documenting it all in black and white. Portfolios and interviews feature the work of Ken and Michelle Dyball, who open up about how they find life—and wildlife—on the savannahs of the Maasai Mara; impressionistic photographer Valda Bailey, who found unexpected grace and beauty while riding the No. 8 bus; Thomas David, who took a concept of dust…
  • Alumni David Reinfeld’s New Exhibit Ideograms

    johnpaulcaponigro
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
      David Reinfeld’s new photography exhibit Ideograms opens Jan 29 and runs through Feb 15 at the Piermonts Fine Arts Gallery in Piermont, NY David Reinfeld describes the work in his new exhibit. “Intention,  Randomness, and Meaning. This is the central theme of my upcoming exhibit Ideograms at the Piermont Fine Arts Gallery from Jan 29- Feb 15, 2015.  It is a series of images about all and nothing, the source for finding meaning and inspiration in my life. This latest series of composite images traces back to my first attempt to make a composite photograph at JP’s…
  • 12 Great Photographs By Josef Koudelka

    johnpaulcaponigro
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:55 am
      Here’s a collection of my favorite photographs by Josef Koudelka. Read a collection of quotes by Josef Koudelka here.
  • 15 Quotes By Photographer Josef Koudelka

    johnpaulcaponigro
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Here’s a collection of my favorite quotes by Josef Koudelka. “What matters most to me is to take photographs; to continue taking them and not to repeat myself. To go further, to go as far as I can.” – Josef Koudelka “I am not interested in repetition. I don’t want to reach the point from where I wouldn’t know how to go further. It’s good to set limits for oneself, but there comes a moment when we must destroy what we have constructed.” – Josef Koudelka “If I am dissatisfied, it’s simply because good photos are few and far between. A good…
  • The Gap – Ira Glass On Creative Growth

    johnpaulcaponigro
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Short. Sweet. Simple. True. Find more Creativity Videos here. Browse my Essential List Of Creativity Videos here.
 
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    Cardinal Photo

  • Sony A7 II Field-tested: A pro-friendly upgrade to the full-frame A7

    David Cardinal
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    With its high-performance hybrid focusing system (combining both phase detection and contrast detection in a mirrorless camera) Sony has been breaking down one of the final barriers for mirrorless to take over a bigger chunk of the DSLR market. read more
  • Profiling curved monitors & TVs

    David Cardinal
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:12 pm
    I was struck by the large variety of curved TVs, and some monitors on the floor at CES. Clearly they are positioned to become mainstream this year. However, it might have already occurred to you that they are tricky to profile. I’ve written up some tips for doing it well on Datacolor’s Spyder blog. For those looking for a way to replace two monitors placed side-by-side, the pictured 34” curved Ultra-wide unit from Dell looked gorgeous when I saw it in their suite at CES. It is $1140 at B&H, which sounds like quite a bit, but it is almost 2 monitors worth of monitor! read…
  • Adobe releases Lightroom Mobile for Android: No-brainer for CC subscribers

    David Cardinal
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    Nine months after its initial release for the iPad, Adobe has brought Lightroom Mobile to Android (4.1 Jellybean or later). I’ve been running the pre-release version on both phones and tablets for a few days and it works reliably and is at full-feature-parity with the iOS version. read more
  • Lumix LX100 Field-tested: The Leica you always wanted, for a fraction of the price…

    David Cardinal
    23 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    I’ve always lusted after a Leica Rangefinder camera. They were, and for some still are, the epitome of image quality and style. However, by the time I had enough money to even think seriously about buying one, much of my photography involved wildlife and sports – so my photo budget went to big cameras, bigger lenses, and travel to places where I could find my subjects. So it was with great excitement that I started my fieldtest of Panasonic’s Lumix LX100 with Leica lens… read more
  • Holiday Gift Ideas: Ten Travel Accessories I can’t live without

    David Cardinal
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    We’re getting down to the wire for holiday gifts, and if you’re like me, there are always a couple people that are hard to shop for. So I wanted to pass along my top travel accessories, in case one of them would help fill the bill: read more
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    Prolost

  • Slugline 1.1.0

    Stu Maschwitz
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Slugline 1.1.0 is now available on the Mac App Store. Yes, it's been a while since our last update. We've been busy working on some very cool long-term projects, including some exciting new features for Slugline, but this update fixes a couple of nasty bugs that we just recently cracked. You can read the full list of new fixes and features on the Slugline Blog. If you have yet to try Slugline, here's a brief tutorial showing how simple it can be to write a screenplay in an app with no buttons:
  • Lightroom User Group — Iron Chef Style!

    Stu Maschwitz
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Two years ago, I was the very first presenter at the Bay Area Lightroom User Group. Tuesday, January 27, I'm returning to Adobe's San Francisco offices, Iron Chef style! Adobe's Benjamin Warde explains: Here's how it will work: anyone who wishes may submit a photo ahead of time (details below). I will collect the photos - Stu will not see any of the photos until he's standing up in front of us all at the user group meeting. Then, having just seen the photos for the very first time, he'll flex his Develop module skills by making each of them look as awesome as possible, as quickly as possible.
  • 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…
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    Stone Thrower

  • Martin Adolfsson for Monocle

    Jamie Zimmermann
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    Martin Adolfsson photographed the new Sixty Hotel for Monocle. See more here.     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: Uncategorized Tagged: architectural photography, Architecture, Glasshouse Assignment, hotel, interior design, Interiors, martin Adolfsson, NYC, nyc hotel, vacation
  • Ryan Slack for Bonobos

    Jamie Zimmermann
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Check out Ryan Slack’s photos in the launch of the Bonobos Groom Shop. Ryan lent his signature style to the site featuring all the clothes a groom needs from wedding rehearsal to honeymoon. You can see more on the Bonobos website.   Photographer: Ryan Slack For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.com  Filed under: Assignment Division Tagged: bonobos, Fashion, Fashion Photography, Glasshouse Assignment,…
  • New Work From David Bishop’s Elements Series

    Jamie Zimmermann
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:52 am
        Photographer: David Bishop 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: animals, beatle, Bitter Melon, butterfly, Butterfly in Wheatgrass, cauliflower, Cauliflower and crab, crab, dark, david, David Bishop, delicious, dew, dewy, dramatic lighting david bishop photography, edible flowers, edibles, Floral, flowers, Food, Food Photography, Glasshouse, Glasshouse Assignment,…
  • Ryan Slack for AYR

    Jamie Zimmermann
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Ryan Slack was commissioned to photograph the AYR Denim Winter Lookbook. You can see some of the images around NYC.       Photographer: Ryan Slack For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact: Jamie Zimmermann Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment 212-462-4538 jamie@glasshouseassignment.comFiled under: Assignment Division, News Tagged: Advertising, advertising photography, ayr, denim, Fashion, Fashion Photography, jeans, lookbook, NYC, photography, ryan slack
  • 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
 
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    Vincent Laforet's Blog

  • Playing the “Long Game”

    Vincent Laforet
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:24 pm
      I turned 40 this week… and with that comes a lot of reflection. And truth be told: so far this upcoming decade looks to be PHENOMENAL. Yet with that comes a little responsibility. At least in my opinion. So here goes: There are a lot of readers of this blog. People of all ages, of all income types, and of all backgrounds and interests from all over the world. To date, at least according to Google Analytics nearly 15,000,000 people have visited this blog. Let’s say even 10% of that is true:   Pretty cool.   To that end, I wanted to share only one thing I’ve…
  • NYC ” Night Over” Series next steps…

    Vincent Laforet
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    I didn’t think I’d ever experience anything quite like the launch of “Reverie” in 2008. The “MoVI” short 2 years ago was close, but limited to the world of motion. But this latest series of “Night Over” New York City Photographs that I photographed at a high altitude over the Big Apple may just have eclipsed those those and all of the other things I’ve done… and potentially COMBINED. Simply put – it’s safe to say that these images struck a chord with people from around the world.    My head is definitely still…
  • Gotham 7.5K The Scariest & Most Beautiful Flight of My Career

    Vincent Laforet
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
    Flight over NYC?   Check In a Helicopter with door off?  Check At night?  Check At 7,500 feet?  Wait… what?   This was an incredible adventure – and to be honest self-imposed.  I’d always wanted to see NY from all the way up there.  Well we all catch a glimpse of this view when we land at JFK or LGA – but you can never make clean photos from an airplane’s window seat…  at least not looking down.    And when you’re in a helicopter: the vibrations make it very hard to photograph at night. But with the right preparation, it finally worked this…
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    JMG-Galleries

  • Review: Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Tripod Head

    Jim Goldstein
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    One of the more impressive pieces of gear that I’ve been using as of late is the Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head. I can’t say I’d have ever thought of myself being excited over a tripod head, but Zenelli has made one of the sexiest pieces of equipment I’ve seen and used. As you’d imagine any product that is Carbon Fiber is going to come with a hefty price tag and this gimbal head is no exception, but for those in need of cutting the weight of their gear for remote trips this could be worth the spend. It’s important to note that the fact this…
  • Sunset Over West Maui

    Jim Goldstein
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Sunset light illuminates clouds over west Maui This was taken on a trip a year back atop the peak of Haleakala. While many are lured to this location to see the sunrise one should not miss sunsets either. It’s not everyday you get to sit a top the world and see for up to 30 miles or more in every direction. While driving here with my son he wisely stated, “This volcano is too big!” It is gigantic (10,023 feet above sea level) and amazing even more when you think how far down it goes below the ocean (28,227 feet from the ocean floor). It’s only rivaled by Mauna Kea on…
  • Best Photos of 2014 by JMG-Galleries Blog Readers

    Jim Goldstein
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:05 am
    Adventures with My Son II – Deer Crossing the Merced River If inspiration is what you’re looking for then the following 201 “Best Photos of 2014″ entries should keep you busy for a while. As with years past Best of Photos project entries there is some amazing new talent to discover. I continue to be amazed that this blog project attracts so many talented and passionate photographers. Participants spanned a spectrum of skill levels from hobbyists to professionals and covered a wide variety of genres including landscape, macro, nature, photojournalism, portraiture, event,…
  • Best Photos of 2014 by Jim M. Goldstein

    Jim Goldstein
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    2014 was a very different year for me in that I spent my time in the field focusing nearly 100% on enjoying nature without obsessing on taking photos. My motivation was to give my oldest son (4 years old) the best introduction to the natural world possible.  Everything this year was the same as years past in regard to my pre-planning for ideal photography conditions I just happened to intentionally leave my pro gear at home. To be honest I couldn’t have asked for better results sharing spectacular wildlife & snow conditions in Yosemite  and perfect Milky Way / night sky conditions…
  • The Winner of the Group f.64 Signed Book Giveaway is…

    Jim Goldstein
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Mary Street Alinder Group f.64 Book Signing at the Scott Nichols Gallery Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway of a signed copy of Group f.64. Thanks to the craziness of the holidays I ran slightly behind schedule in making my winner announcement, but it’s finally here. And the winner is… Sid Vedula. Congratulations Sid! Expect your copy of the book in the mail soon. I hope everyone has a fun and healthy holidays. If you haven’t already taken part, be sure to enter Your Best Photos from 2014 in my annual blog project. Copyright Jim M. Goldstein, All Rights Reserved The…
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    David Saffir's Photography and Printing Blog

  • David is planning a jail break . . .

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

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

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

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

  • TCF Ep. 264 - Ugo Cei

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:56 pm
    Ugo Cei is an Italian IT professional that caught the bug of photography and now spends every free minute he has taking photos and uses every business trip or vacation as an opportunity to create new images of foreign cities and natural landscapes.  He loves to travel and show the beauty of the world and its inhabitants to everybody. He believes that this is really an amazing planet we live on and every place and every culture possesses beauty that deserves to be shown.   Resources:   http://blog.ucphoto.me   http://artwolfe.com  …
  • TCF Ep. 263 - Christopher Cushman

    11 Jan 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Christopher Cushman was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Growing up in Detroit in the 60's and 70's gave him a unique perspective on people, which is central to and has informed his work to this day. He received his degree in Design and Illustration from Ferris State University. He began his career in photography during the 80's attracted to portraiture as a means to understand the human condition. Christopher has had showings at galleries in Detroit and at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in Toronto's and has been extensively published. Christopher has specialized in dance photography…
  • TCF Ep. 262 - Nancy Lehrer

    4 Jan 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Nancy Lehrer sets out to capture daily life and interactions. These life events are sometimes celebratory but more often commonplace. They are made up of simple conversations and actions – calling out from a balcony, telling a secret, praying, or just engaging with the neighbors on a warm afternoon. She is an observer, seeking to find and record a bit of culture and community. Nancy Lehrer has been using photography to capture her unique world-view for most of her life. Her earliest photojournalist recognition came at a summer camp at the young age of 10 where, armed with her…
  • 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  …
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    Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston

  • Photo Friday: Quiet Approach

    Derrald
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Quiet Approach Looking back through some old files I found this image I captured of a fox. I was in Grand Lake, Colorado with a hiking buddy of mine and we were heading back to our campsite after having a warm meal in town. We were going to head into the backcountry the next day so we were going to relax and I wasn’t expecting to see anything on the drive back so I didn’t have my camera out. Of course it’s when you’re least prepared that something happens and so it was this day. This fox ran out in front of our car and into a nearby field. I grabbed my camera bag,…
  • Photo Friday: The Lighthouse at Minatare

    Derrald
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    On Lake Minatare On Lake Minatare in the panhandle of western Nebraska there is a lighthouse that doesn’t actually contain a light. The Lake Minatare Lighthouse is one of only seven inland lighthouses in the United States. It was built in the late 1930s by the Veterans Conservation Corps, a New Deal agency that provided jobs to unemployed veterans during the Great Depression. The 55 foot stone structure on a peninsula on the lake today it stands as a symbol of a former age. Last July I went to Lake Minatare to visit the lighthouse and climb to the top. Staircase at Lake Minatare As I…
  • Top 10 Favorite Images from 2014

    Derrald
    1 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    As mentioned in yesterday’s post that included a slideshow of 118 images from 2014, today I’m presenting my favorite images of 2014. With each selection I consider the technical and aesthetic aspects, but also if they hold any special memory or meaning for me. To view my selections from previous years click on the corresponding year: 2012, 2013 To view all the images from this year: 2014 What’s Up? For three days I photographed this parliament of burrowing owls in the Badlands National Park. Cautious but curious and of course cute, I woke up every morning and headed out to…
  • A Slideshow of 118 Photos of 2014

    Derrald
    31 Dec 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Well, it’s New Years Eve and I can’t believe another year has passed by. As I do every year I take some time to review all the images of the past 365 days. I select a batch for a slideshow that best captures my wandering. This year’s selections include North Dakota, North Central Nebraska, Northeast Nebraska, the Sandhill Cranes, Joshua Tree National Park, and more. Please take the time to enjoy this year’s slideshow of 118 photographs, coupled with some soothing jazzy music. Below are 2012 and 2013’s slideshows as well. Tomorrow I’ll be posting my favorite…
  • From Field-Guide Image to Fine Art Photography

    Derrald
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Today’s post is by guest blogger Frank Comisar.  Frank Comisar is the founder of Scenic Aperture and an award winning professional landscape, wildlife, and nature photographer. Frank has been photographing our natural world for over 20 years. Based in Durango, Colorado, Frank travels throughout North America making beautiful images for his gallery and leading photography workshops during which he shares his passion and knowledge of the natural world and digital photography. Influenced by a previous career in Architecture, Frank is a creative and inspiring teacher of photography. As an…
 
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    Photo Review News

  • DxO image processing software updates

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    DxO has announced updates to its popular DxO OpticsPro image-processing software as well as DxO FilmPack and DxO ViewPoint.
  • Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens announced

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:59 pm
    Tamron will complete its trio of fast (f/2.8), professional lenses with the release of the SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A012) lens next month.
  • Firmware update for Samsung NX1 released

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    Samsung has finally released firmware version 1.2 update for the NX1 camera, which was promised at the beginning of this month.
  • Film prices continue to rise

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Kodak Professional in Japan has announced 'price revisions' for film, paper and processing chemistry, effective early next month.
  • New products from RØDE Microphones

    20 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    Australian audio company RØDE Microphones has held the largest simultaneous product launch in the company’s history, including a new fully-digital wireless audio system.
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    Photo Review Reviews

  • Eizo ColorEdge CS240

    27 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    The new entry-level model in Eizo's premier line-up reproduces at least 99% of the Adobe RGB colour space and comes with ColorNavigator 6 calibration software.
  • Datacolor SpyderCheckr 24

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:23 pm
    A simple way to ensure colours are recorded accurately when shooting still pictures and movie clips.
  • Lowepro Pro Trekker 450 AW Camera Backpack

    18 Jan 2015 | 8:11 pm
    A professional 'expedition-style' backpack that can accommodate cameras with fast telephoto lenses attached while providing long-wearing comfort.
  • SpyderLensCal

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:58 pm
    A fast, reliable method of measuring focusing accuracy for modern camera and lens combinations.
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO Lens

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:05 pm
    We test a production unit of the second lens in the Olympus PRO lens category, which covers popular focal lengths for shooting sports and wildlife.
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    Robert Rodriguez Jr Photography

  • Photo Journal: Ice Forms, Hudson River

    RR Jr
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
    Canon 1DS Mk III,  1/40 sec @f/8, ISO 200, 150mm, no filters  The creative process I engage in when I go out to make images is one of the most requested topics on this blog, so I’m happy to share as many experiences as I can. I’ve been super busy working on a few projects lately, so my time to get out has been limited. But I do visit a local marsh on the Hudson River regularly, especially during interesting weather conditions.  It’s a familar location I enjoy returning to again and again. Winter is always an interesting time to photograph in nature, especially if you enjoy the cold…
  • What Is Art For?

    RR Jr
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The School of Life is a great Youtube channel I’ve been enjoying recently, with videos narrated by philosopher and author Alain de Botton, whose books I also recommend. This recent video, “What Is Art For”, raised some great points about the purpose of art.  It especially resonated with me in terms of some of the things I think are vitally important in landscape and nature photography, beauty and emotion.  I was once asked at a presentation to art students if I felt my work promoted an idealized version of the landscape, and therefore ignored or tried to avoid some of…
  • On the Value of Self-Confidence

    RR Jr
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Confidence is one of those things that is easy to understand, yet so elusive and difficult to put into practice. Where do we draw the line between confidence and arrogance for instance? Is confidence a state of mind or a point along the experiences of life? I believe confidence is essential in photography and in every creative endeavor. It holds the key to pushing beyond your self-imposed limits and mental barriers, and opens the door to new and exciting possibilities. As a musician and landscape photographer, it has played a key role in my ability to see beyond fear, ambiguity, and what I…
  • “Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day.”

    RR Jr
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    I heard this great quote on one of my favorite podcasts, the Accidental Creative, and it left me thinking about the path to success and how to achieve it. It certainly rings true for me as a landscape photographer, where success is so dependent on the best investment you can ever make; time in nature.  “Success is never owned, it is rented, and the rent is due every day.” – Rory Vaden
  • January 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper – View from Sugar Loaf

    RR Jr
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:43 am
    The January 2015 Free Desktop Wallpaper is now available for download. New for this year I’m including my favorite quotes with each month’s images to keep you inspired and motivated to be creative, whether you’re an artist or otherwise. Enjoy! As always, come closer to nature 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”…
 
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    David Saxe/Photographs

  • Fuck photography—temporarily

    David Saxe
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    I haven’t been to busy lately. For the past 3 months I have been sort of inactive as a photographer. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it “creative block” because I don’t really believe in it. It’s just that I am busy with other things (moving in to a new house) and thought […]
  • Confessions of a Slob

    David Saxe
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    In my world, there are two kinds of photographers. The first is the deliberate one, the guy who checks every setting twice, focusses very carefully, checks exposure again, and then spends the next two or three minutes framing their shot. One can take a lot of photographs in two minutes. A lot of times, I […]
  • 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 […]
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    Nine-Volt

  • Drones: Five things you should know or use

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

    nine-volt
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:10 am
    USB tethering with your camera has been around for many years. But as fantastic as it is, it comes with it’s share of headaches; corrupt files, dropped connections, slow transfers. The biggest culprit is low voltage in your USB bus. Moving large amounts of data requires some power on the USB bus. When the voltage falls below spec levels, then you will start to experience issues. Sometimes with USB 3.0, when your computer sees the low voltage, it will automatically downgrade your bus speed to USB 2.0 speeds (10x slower) to compensate. We created a 6-port hub/repeater that works either…
  • How to Create Snow in Photoshop

    nine-volt
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Here’s another killer tutorial from Aaron Nace at Phlearn that will come in handy at about this time of year. This video gives you a step-by-step tutorial on adding realistic snow flakes to your image. Check it out in the video below and also head on over to Phlearn’s blog post to read all about it here.
  • DigiCase Transport Case for the DigiPlate Pro System

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

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

  • Weekly Street Photos #27

    31 Jan 2015 | 1:11 am
    This week's theme: MANILA'S HOMELESS - 2 Photographs of the "homeless" (Manila's Homeless, Manila's Urban Aetas), can be offensive to a lot of people. But ever since I started shooting on the actual streets of Metro-Manila, my camera refuses to turn away from a reality that readily greets me anywhere I look.   In the Philippines, a third-world country, you would have to be blind not to
  • Photo Mural Commission - Part 2

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:44 pm
    After shooting flowers in my studio last week, I tweaked and converted my RAW shots in Adobe Lightroom, then proceeded to edit the images in Adobe Photoshop to create the mural's abstract collage files.   Anne (my wife/business partner) and I spent the whole week gathering proposals and bids from a dozen of the Manila's premier digital printers. But we still ended up using our regular large
  • Photo Mural Commission

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    I have been locked up in my studio doing flower photography, so I do not have much to show in terms of "Street" work this week.   Pope Francis arrived yesterday for an official visit and Metro-Manila is on holiday for several days (in anticipation of traffic), which gave me unexpected time-off to begin work on a mural project. The Philippines is a predominantly Catholic nation and the presence
  • Weekly Street Photos #26

    9 Jan 2015 | 9:44 pm
    This week's theme: MANILA'S URBAN AETAS I ended 2014 with street photos of "Manila's Homeless," so I thought to continue that theme at the start of this year to include a special group of vagabonds that sporadically populate Metro-Manila streets, Aetas (aboriginal Filipinos).   The Aetas (Negritos to Spaniards, Itas to Filipinos) are the original indigenous people of Luzon, the northern part
  • Weekly Street Photos #25

    2 Jan 2015 | 11:55 pm
    I am welcoming 2015 with a bang, by starting my "Weekly Street Photo" post early! I had a blast celebrating New Year's Eve partying with my family, but of course with a camera strapped to me the whole time. Manila is firecracker central during this festive time of the year and the whole city is ablaze. I was intoxicated, but I was able to capture a few shots (pun intended) :)) There was a
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    A Blogography of Photography

  • i-Mac 27" Retina 5K vs MacPro - A Performance Analysis

    HighlanderImages
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    I recently bought a new i-Mac 27" with the Retina 5K screen to replace my 6+ year old MacPro which although still going very well I thought it was time for an upgrade. The new i-Mac 27" 5K model appealed to me as a photographer as the screen resolution would be very valuable when editing and post-processing large RAW images.I was interested to benchmark the performance of the new i-Mac against my MacPro and was very pleasantly surprised by the results.Machine SpecificationsThe specifications of the two machines were as follows:MacPro (Early 2008)CPU : 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad Core Intel XeonMemory :…
  • Butchart Gardens - Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

    HighlanderImages
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Butchart Gardens is a group of floral display gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. The gardens receive close to a million visitors each year. The gardens have been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to their international renown.Robert Pim Butchart (1856–1943) began manufacturing Portland cement in 1888 near his birthplace of Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife Jennie Butchart (1866–1950) came to the west coast of Canada because of rich limestone deposits necessary for cement production.In 1904, they…
  • Napa Wine Train - Napa Valley, California

    HighlanderImages
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:15 pm
    The Napa Valley Wine Train provides a relaxing three-hour, thirty-six mile round-trip journey from the historic town of Napa, California, through one of the world's most well known wine valleys to the quaint village of St. Helena, and back.Guests aboard the Wine Train enjoy a freshly prepared lunch or dinner inside a fully restored 1915-1917 Pullman Dining Car or 1952 Vista Dome car as they pass the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley. They also have the option of pre-purchasing a winery tour.The Napa Valley Wine Train's tracks were originally built in the 1860s to bring guests to the hot…
  • Yosemite - Raw Wilderness

    HighlanderImages
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Yosemite National Park in California holds an incredible attraction for landscape photographers so this was very much one of the key highlights of our trip around California. For a photographer, however, it is most frustrating as there is so much beauty in this stunning wilderness you really do not know where to start. You could easily spend many weeks here and still be scratching the surface as regards great shooting locations. Ansel Adams spent a lifetime here documenting the momentous landscapes and I'm sure he felt the same way. In this respect you have to be very selective and focused in…
  • Twin Lakes at Mammoth Lakes, California

    HighlanderImages
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Twin Lakes is a set of connected lakes at the base of the southeastern slope of Mammoth Mountain, in Mono County of eastern California. They are in the eastern Sierra Nevada, and within the Inyo National Forest.Twin Lakes are the lowest lakes in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. On one side of the lake are lava cliffs that were formed by eruptions of Mammoth Mountain. The other side of the lake has the Inyo National Forest's Twin Lakes Campground, and Tamarack Lodge of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.Driving north from Lone Pine towards Yosemite National Park we took a welcome coffee break at Tom's…
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    Krishna Mohan Photography

  • Culex Mosquito

    Krishna Mohan
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:15 am
    Fun part of insect photography is getting bitten by them. Macro photography consumes both considerable amount of time as well as considerable quantity of blood which are donated to these insects.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Moodabidri Kambala 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:44 am
    My home town Moodabidri hosted its 13th annual buffalo race also called Koti Chennaya Jodukere Kambala at Kadalakere Nisargadhama on Saturday January 17th. The Kambala or the buffalo race is unique... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Product Photography Tips

    Krishna Mohan
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    Online world is dominated by images of products for sale. Every magazines, brochures, the web or advertisements you look, they all show products for sale. Products are photographed to entice the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Decorative Silver Orb Spider

    Krishna Mohan
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:40 am
    I found this photo of beautiful Decorative Silver Orb Spider (Leucauge cf. decorata) in my garden. I have used Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM using 36mm Kenko extension... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy New Year 2015

    Krishna Mohan
    31 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    2014 has been a wonderful year for me, especially as a photographer. This year I started a new venture, Creative Focus – an initiative to help aspiring photographers gain a better and concise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Desi Baytan Photography

  • Snow on Mount Baldy

    photoblogger
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Tweet Snow on Mount Baldy When the rain storms came recently,  we knew there was snow on Mount Baldy. Luckily it’s only a short drive away to this mountain getaway. Armed with hot water thermos and hot cocoa, we journeyed to the slopes to enjoy our favorite past time in the snow – sledding. And sure enough it was beautiful up there with clean, crisp air and trees that stood mightily over the snow covered ground. We had an amazing time, met some new friends and I got to take photos to remember it all. The post Snow on Mount Baldy appeared first on Desi Baytan Photography.
  • Palos Verdes Engagement

    photoblogger
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Tweet Palos Verdes Engagement Session with Ilysa and Matt I love this Palos Verdes engagement session I did with Ilysa and Matt. The view from the bluffs of Palos Verdes is to die for. It’s an amazing scene especially when the sun hangs low over the horizon. To start off we photographed at the famed La Venta Inn. This gem of a venue overlooks the Pacific Ocean as well as all of West LA from Redondo to Santa Monica.  And what better way to celebrate an engagement with a bottle of champagne which Matt brought along for their celebratory toast. I can’t begin to describe the…
  • Studio Family Portraits

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

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

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

  • Shooting the Bay Bridge

    Ross Murphy
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Bay Bridge, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/11 Larger ImageBay Bridge, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/11Larger ImageBay Bridge, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II, f/11 Larger ImageIts fun to get up close and wide on Treasure Island, getting to the location is not an easy feat, but worth the effort. Next I'd like to try super wide from the beach. Maybe with the new canon (rumored) 5Ds R and 11-24 f/4. I'm ready for higher resolution. I can print these at 24 x 36 on metal prints, it would be nice to go to the next level, a 50 mp camera would do that.Related Post and Here and…
  • iPhone 6, or the camera you have with you.

    Ross Murphy
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:17 pm
     Shanghai, iPhone 6  Tumwater Canyon, iPhone 6 Lake Wenatchee, iPhone 6 747-400 to Shanghai, iPhone 6I am pretty amazed at the improvements made in iPhone 6, image stabilization, sharpness, micro-contrast, you name it, its improved. It is now to the point I no longer have a need for a pocket camera, it has replaced my PDA, my calculator, my pocket cam, whats next?The biggest improvement is the algorithms used in the local tone mapping, allowing for much better exposures across all image types.If all you have is a phone camera, most modern ones will take decent…
  • Looking for reflections

    Ross Murphy
    11 Jan 2015 | 7:11 pm
    Panther Beach, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8 L II Larger ImageInstead of doing the same old beach shot, look for tide pools and get down low and see if you get a decent reflection. Panther Beach is always a great place to shoot, just north of Santa Cruz, on this return trip I noticed a huge tide pool behind the beach and came away with some interesting images.Ross Images In Light
  • Color or Black and White

    Ross Murphy
    30 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    Larger Image  Larger ImageChoosing when to convert to black and white is not always easy, fortunately its as just a few clicks away in Lightroom. The above shots I took with black and white in mind, images with snow and rock always make for good conversions due to the high contrast. Selecting the B & W tab will give you a quick preview of what your image will look like and then its a matter of processing how you like, the color slider increase or decrease the luminance of their corresponding color in the color image. Try making a virtual copy of the image and then use the…
  • Blue/Red Woman

    Ross Murphy
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Larger ImageLarger ImageLarger Image Marco Cochrane's sculpture "Bliss Dance" was moved from the Black Rock desert where it was erected for Burning Man in 2010 to Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Bliss Dance brings a lot of tourists to Treasure Island to view it and the views of the city.A really well choreographed light show goes on every night, arrays of LED lights surrounding the sculpture and from within, light it up with a multitude of colors and reflections from its mesh surface.Black Rock ArtsRossImages In Light
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    WIRED » Raw File

  • The Freakish Tans and Surprising Friendships of Pro Bodybuilding

    Jordan G. Teicher
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    When you think of bodybuilding, certain images come to mind — shiny, rock-hard abs, too-small bathing suits, and lots and lots of flexing. Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek had never been to a bodybuilding event before, but knew he couldn’t pass up a chance to photograph the World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation’s International Austrian Championships in Vienna. De Koekkoek wanted to see the behind-the-scenes process that turned ordinary men and women into glimmering, pumped up demigods. The post The Freakish Tans and Surprising Friendships of Pro Bodybuilding appeared first on…
  • Inside the Dangerous World of Amateur ‘Ninja’ Gold Miners

    Pete Brook
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Mongolia is in the midst of an epic gold rush spawning the modern equivalent of the forty-niners who rushed to California in 1849. The post Inside the Dangerous World of Amateur ‘Ninja’ Gold Miners appeared first on WIRED.
  • An Artist Copes With a Breakup by Erasing His Ex in Photoshop

    Jakob Schiller
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Breaking up is hard to do. So is falling in love. Matthew Swarts has been pondering this since splitting up with a long-term girlfriend in 2013 and then finding a new one last year. To process the strong, often conflicting emotions that come with these changes, Swart is working on two photo series. In Beth, he manipulates old […] The post An Artist Copes With a Breakup by Erasing His Ex in Photoshop appeared first on WIRED.
  • What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball

    Alyssa Coppelman
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Five times a week, “Bullet Man” Ruben Mariani is shot out of a cannon to entertain the crowds of Circo Mundial, one of Portugal’s largest circuses. Photographer Francisco Salgueiro captured the exciting moment for Circus Life, an ongoing project that goes behind the scenes of Portugal's 25 traveling circuses. The post What Life Is Like as a Human Cannonball appeared first on WIRED.
  • Beautiful, Troubling Photos Show Our Planet as Astronauts See It

    Jakob Schiller
    26 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    The Overview Effect is a phenomenon often experienced by astronauts in outer space. Peering down at the earth from far away, people suddenly see our planet as a tiny, fragile oasis in the void. Our world is no longer the biggest thing in our universe, and those who have experienced this say it’s easy to feel an overwhelming need to […] The post Beautiful, Troubling Photos Show Our Planet as Astronauts See It appeared first on WIRED.
 
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    LeggNet's Digital Capture

  • Rainbow Bridge at Low Tide

    Rich Legg
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:47 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 30 seconds, f/13, ISO 200
  • Image in Use: Wall Street Journal

    Rich Legg
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:53 pm
    Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/travel-tips-how-to-survive-on-the-road-1421817372
  • Odaiba Light Speed

    Rich Legg
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:04 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – .7 second, f/4, ISO 800
  • Tokyo at Night: Remote Mounted FUJI

    Rich Legg
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/7 second, f/4, ISO 1000 I had the opportunity to cruise around a few of Tokyo’s brightest areas on Friday night with my FUJI X-T1 mounted on the outside of our car. Thanks to the willingness of my friend Masao to volunteer his time and car, we were able to capture some pretty cool night shots. I used an external suction cup mount paired with a small sony ball joint to mount the camera on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Even though the mount is extremely secure, I used my Lance Camera Strap attached to the car as a safety tether in…
  • Cruising Ginza

    Rich Legg
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    FUJIFILM X-T1, FUJINON 10-24 f/4IS lens – 1/20 second, f/4.5, ISO 3200
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    Dane Sanders

  • Minding My Own Gaps

    Dane Sanders
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:48 am
    Extending My Habit of Becoming Experiment in 2015 Photo Credit: sleepychinchilla via Compfight cc In January, 2014, I decided I would reverse engineer my life. I made a series of decisions about who I wanted to be a year later – a.k.a. today. It was like hacking new year’s resolutions into next year resolutions. The thinking was that if I got clear on who “that-year-from-now guy” really was, it would be self-evident what I would be doing if I was becoming him. Then, I could just do those things, each day until I had the life a person like that might have. Basic sowing and reaping:…
  • 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…
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    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

  • Beginner with 0.0000014% Keeper Rate in the Southern Ocean; What Can BAA Do for You?

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:12 pm
    What’s Up? I scouted La Jolla this morning, this being Friday, January 30. My very own 100-400 II arrived via Fed-Ex today. I began working on the new exercises prescribed by Melvin Tann. And I had my annual check-up with good friend Cliff Oliver. I meet most of the group tomorrow evening. One participant has [...]
  • Viewpoint: 2 miles

    Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:08 pm
    An Amazing Morning After getting to bed on the late side (for me) after my long east to west travel day I woke up at about 3:30am Pacific time. Still on eastern time, I guess. For surely the first time in 44 years of visiting San Diego, I “slept in.” I felt a tiny bit [...]
 
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015.  Inside, learn how photographers will focus their photo careers this year, including answers to questions like: Which social network will photographers use most to market their work? Which business topics will they hone in on most? What’s the biggest challenge they anticipate? Which…
  • Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Freelance photo editor and photographer Wendy George (pictured above) has been in the business for the past four years – two of which she spent as a full time photo-ed at the Huffington Post, and currently she’s freelancing for iHeartRadio as well as shooting for various publications. While her education from SVA and ICP created a solid base, her career got a kickstart while interning and assisting photographers at iHeartRadio. As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We…
  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
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    David duChemin - World & Humanitarian Photographer, Nomad, Author.

  • PHOTOGRAPH, Issue 11

    David
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    When I met Ken and Michelle Dyball, who created a stunning featured portfolio in the latest issue of PHOTOGRAPH magazine, they were managing a small safari lodge on the Maasai Mara in Kenya. Before we got there we stopped at a hippo kill, to watch the lions eat the massive body. Across from us, a kitted-out Land Cruiser from which some some very long Nikon lenses were emerging. Michelle was taking one shift, photographing a several-day time lapse of the carcass and its return to the earth, while Ken waited for us at the camp. Over the coming days we began to appreciate our hosts for their…
  • See The World Packing List

    David
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    On February 11 we’re releasing SEE THE WORLD: 20 Lessons for Stronger Travel Photographs. As I gear up for it, and start packing for the trip to Kenya that follows hot on its heels (I leave February 15), I thought I’d give you a copy of my own packing list. I’ll drop it down at the bottom of this post so those of you not using Evernote can copy/paste it and adopt it to your own needs. But for those using Evernote, you can download the list and take advantage of the check boxes, etc. I use a new copy each time I travel, spend a moment deleting what I don’t need, and…
  • Talking Money with Zack Arias

    corwin
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:23 pm
    Months ago I wrote a post called Photographers and Money, We Should Talk. The blog post seemed to get a lot of traction and generated a lot of comments and questions. Since then I’ve wanted to get my friend Zack Arias on the line and record a conversation about this stuff, because Zack’s made almost as many mistakes as I have, and has learned from them and spends his days making a living with the thing he loves. He is a man of integrity and, like me, a fan of the amateurs and anyone trying to do this for a living, whether that’s full-time, part-time, or some time in between.
  • Hokkaido Boat Abstracts

    David
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Halfway through this last trip to Hokkaido my brain needed a break from all the white, elegant, graphic stuff. Beautiful, to be sure, but I needed something tangental, something different. In part, I think, I wanted something manmade, probably longed for some colour as well. What I found in the old boat yards, the boats all up on blocks, some for just the winter, some – one sensed – for the rest of their lives, was exactly what I needed. Layers of paint, and fiberglass patches, combined with years of salt water, and the push of waves to create some amazing patterns, colourful…
  • Back from Hokkaido

    David
    18 Jan 2015 | 3:54 pm
    I got in from Japan yesterday and dove headlong into the blur of jetlag. By now I’m pretty good at the auto-pilot chores and the mindless digging out from the pile of things accumulated in my absence. It’s not just jetlag that makes it hard, but the more whole-body confusion that results from longing to be back where I just left while trying to be present here and at the same time plan for the next trip, which is only a month away. Less jet-lag and more nomadic dissonance. Hokkaido was amazing. Last time it was wildlife, this time short lenses and tripods and standing in waves or…
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    PhotoShelter Blog

  • New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015.  Inside, learn how photographers will focus their photo careers this year, including answers to questions like: Which social network will photographers use most to market their work? Which business topics will they hone in on most? What’s the biggest challenge they anticipate? Which…
  • Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Freelance photo editor and photographer Wendy George (pictured above) has been in the business for the past four years – two of which she spent as a full time photo-ed at the Huffington Post, and currently she’s freelancing for iHeartRadio as well as shooting for various publications. While her education from SVA and ICP created a solid base, her career got a kickstart while interning and assisting photographers at iHeartRadio. As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We…
  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
 
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    Photo Attorney

  • ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Releases

    Carolyn E. Wright
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Social time starts at 6:30 PM Where: Creative Circus 812 Lambert Dr NE Room – GALLERY Atlanta, GA Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Releases! Follow Photo Attorney on Twitter for quick updates on the law…
  • Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Congratulations to the Photo Attorney® blog readers who won free packages from Search My Images: 1st Place – Kalliope Amorphous Butterfly – Copyright Kalliope Amorphous 2nd Place – Ron Schmidt Biscuit – Copyright Ron Schmidt 3rd Place – David Oppenheimer Trey – Copyright David Oppenheimer Thanks to all who participated and thanks to Search My Images for the prize packages! Check Photo Attorney on Lynda.com, in the Lynda.com Article Center, and on Twitter!You just finished reading Congratulations to the Winners of the SearchMyImages.com Packages!!
  • Save that Infringement Evidence Now!

    Carolyn E. Wright
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    Once an infringer realizes that you have discovered the infringement, the infringer will try to get rid of its evidence. You likely will need that information later. Fortunately, you can take several steps to gather evidence of the infringement. Check the tips at Using Internet Tools to Gather Evidence of an Infringement, Part 1, and Using Internet Tools to Gather Evidence of an Infringement – Part 2 for a list of ways to collect the evidence. As mentioned in Part 1 of the blog posts above, the WayBack Machine at archive.org may have archived the infringer’s web page where the…
  • Win a Free Package from SearchMyImages.com

    Carolyn E. Wright
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Want to know who is using your images online? Now there is an easy way to check. Search My Images is an image tracking service that keeps copyright owners informed about where and how their images are being used online. Now you can stop your images from being used without permission or get credit where it is due without wasting your valuable time searching for infringements. Knowing where your images are being used is the first step needed for copyright owners to protect their rights. Whether your photography collection consists of a few hundred images or tens of thousands, Search My…
  • Diary of a Copyright Infringement Lawsuit – 13 (Alternative Dispute Resolution)

    Carolyn E. Wright
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:26 pm
    African Wild Dog After Kill – Copyright Carolyn E. Wright Once you have filed a lawsuit, some federal courts will require the parties to select a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) to try to settle the case without going to trial. For example, in the Central District of California (“CACD”), the Local Rule states: Policy Re Settlement & ADR. It is the policy of the Court to encourage disposition of civil litigation by settlement when such is in the best interest of the parties. The Court favors any reasonable means to accomplish this goal.
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    SF Digital Studios

  • Little Darlings Launches At Tesco

    admin
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    We’re super excited to announce the launch of our brand new product ‘Little Darlings’. Have you noticed that as we get older the years seem to fly by? Yet for young children a year is a relatively large proportion of their lives, and so much changes from one year to the next. This time next year your child will look – and indeed will be – very different from the way they are now! You may actually find it hard to remember back all the little details of exactly how they were just such a short while ago. So why not capture the essence of your child just as they are now in a…
  • Season’s Greetings

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    Wishing You A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year As another year comes to an end, we wish to thank you sincerely for being with us, for your well wishes, support & custom and we very much look forward to 2015!Diary Date As always, we’re bringing new & innovative products and services to you. Just a head’s up for being with us, keep an eye out for our next email where you’ll be the first to find out about our brand new product launch on 9 & 10 Jan 2015. The launch is at Tesco’s Leighton Buzzard.Best Wishes       Farzana & Uzair…
  • 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…
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    ILovePhotoBlogs

  • PHOTOGRAPHY, No.11

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:17 pm
    A Digital Magazine for Creative Photographers Issue 11 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine celebrates the power of movement, from the strength and elegance of African beasts, to heading across town via public transportation, to the muscular physicality of dancers, to traveling across the country and documenting it all in black and white. Click here to visit Craft And Vision. Portfolios and interviews feature the work of Ken and Michelle Dyball, who open up about how they find life—and wildlife—on the savannahs of the Maasai Mara; impressionistic photographer Valda Bailey (interviewed in Episode 2 of…
  • The Endless Elegance Lightroom Film Presets Collection

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:50 pm
    The Look That You Want & Your Photos Deserve! Now you can give your photos the character, charm and timeless elegance found with film, with the convenience of digital & the simplicity of Lightroom! As digital photography has taken over the photography world, many have been left desiring a practical method to emulate the romantic, soft and classic feel associated with film photography.  Although many presets may come close to replicating the look of film – most simply miss the mark. Click here to view more details Over the last 5 years and roughly 500,000 edited images within…
  • Creative Retouching Essentials In A Day eBook

    admin
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    $74.28 $37.14 Limited time offer! This interactive eBook is for you if you are beginning your journey into the professional Beauty & Portrait photography retouching world. You don’t need to waste your time learning all the tools and panels Photoshop has to offer, if you only want to master or improve your photo retouching skills. ENTER PROMO CODE OIP FOR 50% OFF Our eBook will help you to get a clear understanding as to what tools you need to be familiar with, and what to do with them to turn your photographs into works of art. In just three lessons you will know all the necessary…
  • 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 01.15.15 – In this episode we have an interview with Art Wolfe and Rick and Juan talk about wildlife photography

    Juan Pons
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    In this episode we have a VERY special guest, Art Wolfe. Plus Rick and Juan talk about Wildlife photography. 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 01.01.15 – In this episode we have Rob Sheppard; Rick, Juan and Rob talk about their photo classes on Craftsy

    Juan Pons
    1 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    In this episode we have a special guest, Rob Sheppard. Rob is a good friend of both Rick and Juan. During this episode we talk about the classes we each have on Craftsy, and give some of the best tips we provide during our classes. Plus we have discount links on the show notes for our classes on Craftsy. 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…
  • 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…
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    Daniel Korzeniewski Photography

  • Bac Ha Market in Photos | Vietnam

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

    Daniel Korzeniewski
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    As told by Miami Based Travel Photographer Daniel Korzeniewski Vietnam is a country of wonders, and yet there is a magical place of breathtaking beauty and incredible people that surpassed all my expectations during this photo trip. A typical Red Dao home nestled in the middle of the northern mountains, close to Sapa town in the small village of Ta Phin, is where we stayed. Home of the Red Dao and Black Hmong minorities, this is just one of the many hamlets scattered around the region. But first, we needed to get there. The long journey started in Hanoi, with a night train to Lao Cai that…
  • 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…
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    Vincent Mistretta's Blog

  • Signs of the Season

    Vincent Mistretta
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    In all the craziness of the holiday season I was only able to photograph in Manhattan one evening. What I was trying to portray were some images of icons that were taken from a different vantage point. Unfortunately I don’t think my attempts were that good. But thats one of the reasons we keep trying […]
  • New Blog and Website

    Vincent Mistretta
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I have been thinking about updating my blog and website for some time. The main reason was to take advantage of newer technologies that the old blog and website could not utilize. For example I wanted to be able to post larger images which the old blog could not handle. I also wanted to update […]
  • Northern Cardinals in Full Color

    Vincent Mistretta
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Northern Cardinals in this area have been in great form this season. The males have been very dark in color and in relatively good shape (no beak chips) :-). Interestingly I did some research on why the Cardinals at my feeders might be in better shape this year and found an interesting piece of […]
  • Connecticut Trail Days

    Vincent Mistretta
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    This weekend was CT Trail Days. Since the weather was spectacular I thought I would visit a local nature center to celebrate :-). I have to admit that I do not particularly like any of these images, it was just nice to get out, hike for a few hours and make some images. The location […]
  • First Hairy Woodpecker

    Vincent Mistretta
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:30 am
    I don’t know if I have just gotten better at identifying birds, become more observant in my observations or there is a real change in the migrating patterns I am seeing this year. The results however have been pretty meaningful. I have observed several new species (here, here and here) for my neck of the […]
 
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    Photography News

  • Lewis Carroll's haunting photographs of young girls

    Diana Topan
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    Lewis Carroll. Fine Art Photography. Xie Kitchin. 1874January 27, 2015 /Photography News/ Born 183 years ago on 27 January 1832, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer.From today’s perspective, his most notable career is that of writing, as it cemented his pen name in pop culture: Lewis Carroll. But only acknowledging his literary accomplishments would do him a grave injustice.In the days when photography was just starting to establish itself as an art form, Dodgson took notice of the extremely precise and mathematical…
  • In Photos: Post-1870 Sydney Exposed

    Diana Topan
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    January 26, 2015 /Photography News/  Celebrated annually on 26 January, Australia Day (previously known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day) commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.The collection below is a photographic record of the people, places and events of Sydney after 1870, highlighting the history and changing nature of Sydney, Australia's first and largest metropolis. Courtesy of the State Library of New South Wales.[Weatherboard…
  • Top photography links of the week #3 2015

    Diana Topan
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    January 25, 2015 /Photography News/ Send your suggestions for inclusion in our next weekly roundup:Twitter: @PhotoNewsProFacebook: PhotographyN31 Rolls Of Undeveloped Film By Unknown WWII Soldier Discovered And RestoredThese Pin-Up Photos From 'Shameless Photography' Show That Every Body Is GorgeousLife in Lagos: Building the City, One Bucket at a TimeAn Outdoor Photo Exhibition Built Into a Giant Snow Camera and Film SculptureContemporary photography shines at this year's London art fairUp close and personal, learn Macro Photography with PhotoionAfter the bomb: photographs show Japan’s…
  • Up close and personal, learn Macro Photography with Photoion

    Diana Topan
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    January 23, 2015 /Photography News/ Macro photography can be one of the more difficult photography forms. It requires a good grasp of focus and depth of field to make sure that all elements of the subject are properly in focus. Macro photography can be especially useful when photographing products, food, or wildlife. A well composed macro image can both show off a subject in the best light for sales purposes, but also wow the viewer. On the 5th of February, Photoion Photography school will be running a Macro Photography Course; allowing photographers of all skills to learn how to…
  • Top photography links of the week #2 2015

    Diana Topan
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    January 18, 2015 /Photography News/ Send your suggestions for inclusion in our next weekly roundup:Twitter: @PhotoNewsProFacebook: PhotographyNChurches burned in Niger, photographer shot in the chest in Pakistan and violent clashes in Jordan: Muslim world reacts angrily to Charlie Hebdo's 'survivor' editionA Lost Story of Segregated America From LIFE’s First Black PhotographerRemembering John Dillwyn Llewelyn Early Swansea PhotographyThe importance of protecting freelancersThe Most Popular Cameras Of 2014, According To FlickrIn Photos: Remembering Photographer Frances Benjamin JohnstonMike…
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    Carl J Licari photography

  • Amateur Radio Equipment

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

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:33 am
    Last week we chronicled how my wife found a four week old puppy, in a bag, on the side of a country road. After only four days of care and feeding her appearance has changed to that of what one would hope a young puppy should be.Meet Brodie
  • 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.
 
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    cinema5D » News

  • Atomos Shogun Playback Firmware Update Released, Bigger Battery for Shogun Owners

    Nino Leitner
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Atomos started fulfilling preorders of their much-awaited Shogun 4K recorder / monitor in December but the initial release didn’t include playback functionality. They have stuck to their promise and have kept releasing several firmware updates, now finally also introducing this much-awaited essential feature. Check out Atomos CEO Jeromy Young showing the new playback functionality in the video below. The update (firmware version 6.11) can be downloaded on the Atomos site by clicking here. I’m extremely impressed with the extend of the playback functionality, giving you features…
  • Panasonic GH4 Firmware 2.1 Released

    Tim Fok
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Panasonic has released firmware update 2.1 for the GH4 to improve mostly functions related to the HDMI output.  Firmware update 1.1 for the DMW-YACH interface is available also to accommodate these changes. Below is a list of what can be found in Panasonic GH4 firmware 2.1.    Timecode output via HDMI enabled Record Start/Stop signal via HDMI enabled for use with Atomos Recorders (Shogun, Ninja Blade etc.) Native resolution and framerate output via HDMI when recording in Full HD 30/25p Playback performance of recorded 4K improved Timelapse record start time adheres to correct time…
  • A guide to Sony FS7 Rigs and Accessories

    Tim Fok
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sony listened to users and developed something completely new with the FS7, an ergonomic camera. Yet despite their efforts there’s always going to be points for improvements, this article looks at how which manufactures offer what, to make the FS7 a more shooter friendly camera. The Sony has hit the ground running with the FS7, elaborating on the popular and affordable high framerate Sony FS700, adding 4K internal recording, a much stronger XAVC codec and perhaps most surprisingly for Sony, far better ergonomics. A specification list seemingly always comes first with a Sony large…
  • Satirical FS7 Test Video Will Leave You in Tears (Laughing)

    Nino Leitner
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:38 am
    Let’s face it. Most of the community reading this site and certainly the whole team at cinema5D are nerds. Camera nerds. There’s no denying. All too often we torture our friends and loved ones with the latest and greatest tool we acquired, sometimes they even have to star in our camera tests. Truth be told, they couldn’t care less about our weird obsession with technical details. So when I stumbled across this recent “Sony FS7 Test” by Jon Cole on Vimeo, I was almost rolling on the floor laughing. A brilliant reminder on how we shouldn’t take ourselves too…
  • Atomos fixes Shogun blue flash error when recording 4K

    Tim Fok
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Atomos has released a firmware update to fix the Shogun Blue Flash error users were having when recording 4K with the Sony A7S and Panasonic GH4. If you’re an early adopter of the Atomos Shogun 4K workflow, you may be familiar with the above screen grab. The issue has been gaining a bit of momentum online, with many users troubleshooting various hard drive and cable combinations in attempt to locate the problem. After finally having my Shogun and A7S in the same place I was conducting some tests and discovered the phenomenon myself. Atomos has responded very quickly, last week releasing…
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    Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers

  • Robin + Joe | Couple Session

    jasongphoto
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Gina’s... The post Robin + Joe | Couple Session appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Heather + Chris | Engaged

    jasongphoto
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Gina’s... The post Heather + Chris | Engaged appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kali + Jonathan | Married

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Married appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner

    jasongphoto
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Gina’s... The post Kali + Jonathan | Rehearsal Dinner appeared first on Jason+Gina Wedding Photographers.
  • Danielle + Jarrod | Engaged

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

  • Episode 2.7 – James Chororos

    Bryan Formhals
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Photograph by Tom Starkweather Episode 2.7 – James Chororos  “Your own photography is never enough. Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other peoples pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny but that carry with them a reminder of community.” – Robert Adams I like this Robert Adams quote. I’ve been reading Why People Photograph the last few months. It’s a good read, but also incredibly boring at times. I do most of my reading on the internet which really isn’t intellectually or creatively healthy for you, me or…
  • Episode 2.6 – Ken Schles

    Bryan Formhals
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:41 pm
    Episode 2.6 – Ken Schles I have to confess. There are serious gaps in my understanding of photography history. I didn’t study it at school. I’m completely self-taught. I’ve done my best over the years to educate myself, but there’s still plenty I’m missing. That was the case with Invisible City by Ken Schles. It was a name I’d read in a few articles here and there, but I’d never seen it. It was a collectors item. Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to speak with Ken a few times at various gatherings. Those conversations have…
  • Episode 2.5 – Ola Billmont

    Bryan Formhals
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:21 pm
    Episode 2.5 – Ola Billmont  I met Ola Billmont last fall in Los Angeles when I was there for a group show. He was visiting, and within five minutes of meeting him I watched him make candid photographs with his flash just off Hollywood Blvd. This fall he dropped me a line to say he’d be in New York, so we met up for a few drinks where I suggested we record on episode. A few days later on Halloween, we met up at Tom’s place in Bushwick and talked about his photography, gear and Lars Tunebjork’s book Vinter, which is one of my favorites. It was the first time he’d seen the book,…
  • Episode 2.4 – Christaan Felber

    Bryan Formhals
    10 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Episode 2.4 – Christaan Felber Christaan Felber studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology with producer and audio engineer Tom Starkweather. He told me about Chris’ book on boxing and then introduced me to him a few weeks later. I thought he’d make a good guest for the podcast because he self-published his book and also happens to be a hustling freelance photographer in New York City, working for clients like the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, ESPN The Magazine, and Vogue. com.  We met up at Tom’s place in Bushwick and had a nice…
  • Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich

    Bryan Formhals
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    Episode 2.3 – Mathieu Asselin & Olia Yatskevich  As I mentioned last week, we recorded the episode with IPG at the apartment of Mathieu Asselin and Olia Yatskevich in Long Island City as part of a double header. This week, I’m excited to share the conversation I had with Olia and Mathieu who each have a unique perspective on photography and photobooks. Olia is one of the collaborators behind 10×10 Photobooks, and the popular Photobooks group on Facebook. You will have a difficult time finding anyone more passionate and knowledgeable about photobooks than Olia.
 
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    Photography Life

  • Sports Not So Illustrated?

    Bob Vishneski
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Since Sports Illustrated’s (SI) announcement that it would lay off its staff of 6 professional photographers last week, there has been the traditional wailing and gnashing of teeth in the media. The responses have ranged from the stereotypical demonization of capitalism to lamentations for a skill set no longer appreciated. Others predict SI’s demise due to the inevitable (so they claim) decline in the quality of its photos that will result from this decision. You may recall a similar outrage when the Chicago Sun Times laid off its entire staff of full-time photographers.While…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    When Canon announced the 7D Mark II in September of 2014, I got quite intrigued by the camera and really wanted to try it out. Like many others, I have been getting pretty tired of waiting for Nikon’s “Pro DX” refresh to replace the D300S, which came out back in 2009 (almost 6 years ago!), so I wanted to see whether such a tool would still make sense for Nikon to release based on specifications, performance and price. Sporting a high-end autofocus system with 65 cross-type focus points, insanely fast 10 fps continuous shooting speed, dual image processors, -3 EV light…
  • Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L Review

    Gord Aker
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    As the proud owner of a Lowepro Transit Backpack 350AW and a ThinkTank Retrospective 20 messenger bag, you may well be wondering why I felt the need to add yet another bag to the collection. Well, the only answer I have for you is that my relentless search for the mythical “perfect camera bag” continues.I purchased the Tenba Shootout backpack after doing a fair bit of research online and visiting the various camera stores in my neighbourhood. In general, I am very pleased with my purchase. After living with it for a few months, I have a number of thoughts and impressions that will inform…
  • Know Thy Rights: Photography Abroad

    Guest Poster
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    There is nothing more appealing than grabbing your gear, draining the last vestiges of your current account, and heading off to some distant and exotic location. The more conscientious of us may look into the possible dangers to us or our gear and plan accordingly, even going so far as to take a painful premium on our insurance to cover the additional risk. Not only does this provide you with financial security, it gives peace of mind. Personally the latter is a godsend when I find myself in conditions to which I would normally never subject my equipment. Doing so enables me to get shots I…
  • The Perks of Switching Camera Systems

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    The choice of the first camera system is an exciting one. Why would it not be? You get to pick the first camera to buy, the first lens, and you spend so much time reading reviews, forums and asking friends for advice. I know I did – some eight years ago, I was admiring such cameras as the Canon 30D and 40D, and was seriously eyeing the 400D which was then within the budget of a teenager me. Nikon D200 looked out of this world and the then-announced D300 was a camera of dreams. All of these models, now obsolete from a technological standpoint (much like the D700 I now own and love), were…
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    Landscape Photography Blogger

  • Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 21

    David Leland Hyde
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:32 am
    Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log: June 14-September 14, 1971 by Ardis Hyde (Ardis, David and Philip Hyde in Their Camper. Continued from the blog post, “Denali National Park, Alaska Travel Log 20.”) Part 21: Traveling Inside Denali National Park, Alaska. (Formerly McKinley National Park.) Savage River Campground to Mt. Denali, Wonder Lake Campground (Mt. McKinley, Wonder Lake Campground.) Mt. Brooks, Wonder Lake, Alaska Range near Mt. Denali, Denali National Park, Alaska, copyright Philip Hyde 1971. Previous digital image was a Creo flatbed scan of a 10×12 dye transfer vintage…
  • Ed Cooper: Mountaineer, Rock Climber And Large Format Photographer

    David Leland Hyde
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:50 am
    Rock Climber And Mountaineer Ed Cooper Packed A Large Format Camera To The Top Of Many Of North America’s Highest Peaks Now He Speaks Out About His Explorations, First Ascents, Sierra Club Books, Conservation And Philip Hyde’s Contribution Short Bio of Ed Cooper Ed Cooper, author and photographer, working with a newly acquired 5×7 Gundlach Bundschu view camera, top of Mt. Reynolds, Glacier National Park, Washington, copyright Ed Cooper Collection 1964. Ed Cooper is a pioneer mountaineer and fine art photographer who lives in the California wine country. At age 16, he climbed…
  • Best Photographs Of 2014

    David Leland Hyde
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    2014 The Year In Review The Year 2014 was one of my most prolific since I started photographing 39 years ago when my father, American wilderness photographer Philip Hyde, gave me a Pentax K1000… Many people don’t realize that I have two of my own portfolios of images on Philip Hyde.com at the bottom of the dropdown menu after 26 portfolios of drum and flatbed scans of Dad’s classic color transparencies, as well as black and white prints, originally captured on medium and large format film. For a brief background on my travel and adventures in childhood and after read,…
  • 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,…
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    sesame ellis . daily life photo blogging by rachel devine » Blog

  • Ready for the real new year to begin.

    sesame
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:03 pm
    While it has been 2015 for a few weeks now, I am on the countdown to Friday when school starts and I can get back to my work. That is when the real new year begins for me. I have written it here (and on social media) before, but I can’t juggle, multitask or balance. I am not good at whatever the current buzzword is for making mothers feel like they have to do everything across all aspects of their lives, perfectly and simultaneously. My family is unquestionably the love of my life, however I also want and need to do my work. I can’t do both well at the same time. If I try, I…
  • My new job title for 2015, Head of Loss Prevention. A helpful review and giveaway just in time for school!

    sesame
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Brought to you by Nuffnang and Brother I can tell that it is getting close to back to school time, not only by the fact that my kids are climbing the walls with an unfulfilled desire for learning, but because ads for labelling products are popping up everywhere, from online shops to the emails of every parenting site I have ever signed up for. I’m advised to label their shoes, their undies, each and every pencil. Label all the things!  Cute labels are sold everywhere, but since I decided to give my kids names hardly ever never found on pre-printed stickers, I would have to place a…
  • Crazy dream come true.

    sesame
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:47 pm
    I can’t believe I am finally wrapping up my Dubai posts. The entire adventure seems like a dream now that it has been a month that I have been back home. Reflecting on Dubai though, I feel “dream” is a wonderfully appropriate word to describe the city, as well as any opportunity one may have to spend time there. And what better way to send off this whole experience than with the dreamlike tale of my first ever hot air balloon ride. I will begin by confessing that I was terrified of hot air ballooning. How would it feel being suspended in the air with nothing but a giant…
  • 7 real life reasons I run…

    sesame
    11 Jan 2015 | 9:34 pm
    I know there are a lot of articles out there these days on the benefits of running. There are blogs and forums and Facebook groups dedicated to this one form of exercise. You will find wonderful ones filled with advice and inspiration. I’m with them on the health benefits. I have written before about hard work, beauty and the pain around running, but today I am getting real with my reasons. 1) No one touches me or asks me for food or toilet paper or to put a dress on a Polly Pocket. There are no fights to breakup, no rogue sheep in Minecraft to kill…not even the dog can bother me…
  • Experiencing the heart of art in Dubai

    sesame
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Sitting much lower than the skyscraping buildings and decidedly less shiny than a lot of what we saw, lies what I feel is the real beauty of Dubai, Alserkal Avenue. As the centre for arts in the area, this group of unassuming warehouses is home to galleries, a private museum, a community hub with a cinema screening room and my personal favourite spot in the UAE, Gulf Photo Plus. Already encompassing enough varied art spaces to make even NYC jealous, Alserkal Avenue is set to double in size next year making way for more of what is already on offer as well as artists studios. If I learned…
 
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    Unshaken Photography

  • Commercial photography – why is it ignored

    NickW
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Commercial Photography Training   I am always surprised how few people seem interested in commercial photography – it is repeat work, allows you to visit some truly inspiring businesses and add real variety to your work. The days of great big studios charging over inflated prices has gone as so many small businesses realise the value and need for relevant fresh content on their websites. Below is a video of a few images shot at a local public house due to re-open very shortly – http://www.thegoldenfleece-chelmsford.co.uk over the period of a couple of hours. If you want to…
  • 10 Useful points for making the most of your new camera.

    NickW
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    Getting a new camera is always exciting but getting the most from it requires a little help I love a good gadget, I have far more photography kit than I really need but I can’t help myself when the sales or trade shows come along.  Getting a new camera makes me feel like a kid at Christmas – I hope you have felt the same way with your new toy.  Our beginners courses are full in January of excited new photographers all eager to get the most from their camera yet who share the same tales of disappointment and frustration when trying to get to grips with all the buttons and…
  • Getting your camera off fully automatic

    NickW
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Why turn fully automatic off on your camera   For many people a shiny new digital camera – whether that be a neat little compact, fancy looking hybrid or impressive DSLR offers a whole world of opportunity however that new piece of kit also presents a big problem. You open the box peer inside before holding your new gadget and then normally fire off a few shots feeling rather pleased. The big problem then presents itself – what do all the buttons do and what happens if I move away from fully automatic?     We tend to get five types of attendees on our beginners…
  • Think you are cut out to become a professional photographer? Take this quiz

    NickW
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Want to become a professional photographer? Test your potential.   There’s no doubt about it, being a professional photographer is a pretty great way to make a living however as with all things in life it isn’t quite as easy as it seems and it certainly isn’t for everyone.  The majority of photographers I know work for themselves which has both pro’s and con’s about it but I like to think that the pro’s outweigh the cons.  Becoming a pro snapper isn’t any harder than running any other business although the idea of it seems to appeal to a big…
  • How to take great portraits outside (on location)

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

  • Upgrade Your View

    Chris Corradino
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    Florida is well known for its spectacular sunsets, but the colors of sunrise can be just as beautiful. With so many hotels situated right on the beach, or in this case, a lake, you don't even need to change out of your pajamas to get a great shot. Just be sure to ask for a room with a scenic view. These are often available at no extra cost. Instead of waking up to an unsightly parking lot, you can watch the sun spill over the horizon.
  • Blending Into the Scenery

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    These little lizards are about as common in Florida as squirrels are in New York. Rather than photographing it with a macro lens, I pulled back for a wider look at how the creature fits into its environment. 
  • Vortex in Green

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    Don't stare too long or your eyes will play tricks on you. This is a close-up of a fan palm I found at the beautiful Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. More images from that outing soon.
  • When the Snow First Started to Fall

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    People are now saying the storm was overhyped, and that it wasn't "that bad". The pictures show a different story however with near whiteout conditions, and a steady driving snow that made traveling quite treacherous.  With the LIRR declaring a shut down at 11pm, throngs of commuters surged into Penn Station trying to get home. Total accumulations varied by location, with most of Long Island receiving 12-18 inches.
  • Understanding Aperture, Part 2

    Chris Corradino
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    PART 2There's a common misconception amongst photography students who believe sharp photos are solely result of fast shutter speeds. While that is part of the equation, the other equally important consideration is the aperture. By achieving greater depth of field, it's possible to keep the entire subject in focus. If you missed Part 1 of this tutorial, catch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel to be notified of new releases. 
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    Brian Matiash Photography

  • The Journey to Hawi

    Brian Matiash
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:28 pm
    A lot of our days here in Hawaii have actual destinations tacked onto them. We’ll plan to go to Place ‘A’ for sunrise and aim for Place ‘B’ for sunset with some R&R in between. I suspect this MO may sound familiar to a lot of you trekking photographers. After all, a lot of why we go somewhere is to reach an intended destination. Fortunately, yesterday was not one of those days. Well, the sunrise was. We aimed to visit Waipio Valley and that’s what we did. However, later in the afternoon, we jumped into our Wrangler and just drove. No destination set…
  • Sunrise over Waipi’o Valley

    Brian Matiash
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    I’m always happy to be able to check an item off the bucket list and today’s was watching the sun rise over Waipi’o Valley. Well, technically, it rose behind the valley but we don’t need to split hairs over it. Much like yesterday’s sunrise, there was a thick layer of clouds sitting on the horizon, which ended up working in my favor because of the color that they held. Fortunately, there were some nice, billowy clouds further up in the sky that caught most of the golden yellows and oranges. I think I was more excited about the actual drive down to the valley…
  • What’s In My Bag #3 – The Big Island, Hawaii – Jan 2015

    Brian Matiash
    25 Jan 2015 | 5:22 pm
    Alas, when a crazy Black Friday sale by Alaska Airlines presented itself to me, I was immediately curious. So you say that I can fly directly from Portland to Kona for $350 round trip? That definitely warrants a “Book Now” click. This trip will be different than most because it’s the first time that I’ll be putting a pair of Sony Action Cam PoV cameras to use while we trek around the island. I’m hoping to get some unique clips from inside and outside of the Jeep Wrangler that we rented along with coastal time-lapse shots. In any case, I put this video together…
  • Redemption on the Racetrack Playa

    Brian Matiash
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    The last time I visited the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park was in January of 2013. Despite it being utterly obvious to even write, I was a totally different photographer than I am today. I saw things differently, reacted to things differently, and composed things differently. My camera was different and my choice of lens was, too. On top of that, I had to contend with the excitement and novelty that comes with your first time actually stepping foot on the playa and seeing those legendary sailing stones just sitting there. Creativity-wise, it can be overload for photographers.
  • The Catch-22 of the Mesquite Dunes

    Brian Matiash
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:44 pm
    On one hand, I think it’s great that the National Parks Service has made it so easy for even the modestly mobile tourist to park their car and walk up to the beautiful Mesquite Dunes within Death Valley National Park. Standing in the midst of these beautiful formations is something that everyone should experience. However, the downside becomes exceptionally apparent quite quickly, especially in the absence of wind. And thus I find myself in a catch-22. Given that our workshop was held over a holiday weekend, we anticipated for more dense tourism over the weekend and, for the most part,…
 
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    Long Island Daily Photo | Lily Hydrangea

  • A View of the Long Island Sound as seen from Caumsett

    Lily Hydrangea
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Happy belated New Year everyone! I spent a couple of days over the holiday hiking along both the North Shore of Long Island as well as the South.  I shot the scene above, the Monday after Christmas. The scene below was taken from directly behind me. I'm glad I took advantage of the unusually warm weather - especially after today's Arctic like cold.
  • 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.
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    ViewBug Blog

  • Winter Vistas Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their amazing winter vistas photos to the photo contest. We have teamed up with our friends at Macphun to bring you a series of Outside Views Photo Contests. This is the first of six contests in the Outside Views Series. Each contest will have a unique theme based on outside views and will launch every month for the next six months. A big thank you to guest judge Karen Hutton for her collaboration. Karen Hutton can best be described as a ‘multi-medialogist’. As a professional photographer, she is followed by close to 2 million…
  • Top Ten Polar Photography Tips By Inspiring Photographer Joshua Holko

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:04 am
    Whether you’re headed to Antarctica or any other cold location, these tips will help you create amazing images. We are excited to share the top ten polar photography tips by Joshua Holko, Joshua is a fully accredited associate member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP) and was selected to appear in their ‘Look for the Logo’ television campaign highlighting some of Australia’s best photographers. Nature and landscape photographs really require three things in my mind to be successful. Great Subject, Great Composition and Great Light. You…
  • Waterfalls Photo Contest Winners

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    A big thanks to friend and professional photographer Benjamin C Ginsberg for his collaboration in this contest. Benjamin’s selections are awesome and his feedback is very helpfull to all of us! In 2013 Benjamin was honored as a finalist in the Red Bull Illume action and adventure sports photography competition, and his finalist image is currently touring the world as part of the Red Bull Illume Exhibition. In 2014 he was once again honored as a finalist in the Smithsonian Photo Contest, as well as profiled by National Geographic Adventure. His images have been published in local,…
  • Dramatic Shots Photo Contest Finalists!

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos that show a phenomenal use of colors in this photo contest made possible by Nik Collection by Google. Easily create the photos you’ve imagined with six powerful plug-ins for Photoshop®, Lightroom®, or Aperture®. Use U Point® technology to selectively edit just the parts of your photos that need touching up without losing time on complex masks and selections. A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Vincent Perraud for his collaboration as a guest judge: “I taught myself photography at the age of 21…
  • Learn The Story Behind A Winning Photo By Shaneegan

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:16 am
    Here is something we can learn from shaneegan about the techniques and story behind his awarded photo form the Waterfall Photo Contest. My advice for capturing a photo like this would be this; plan your adventure around the light. I had been to the same spot in the middle of the day and the lighting was terrible. It was also important to be there early because this place is crowded during the day. Timing was a big factor in getting my results. Another thing that is important to me when creating photos like this is patience. It takes time to find the right composition, correct exposure, and…
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    *Learn Food Photography and Food Styling*

  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
 
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    Martin Bailey Photography

  • Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure 2015 #2 (Podcast 458)

    Martin Bailey
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Following on from last week, today I walk you through the second half of my Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure, a new tour that I just completed with special guest David duChemin and a group of incredibly talented photographers. Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen: Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. We pick up the trail on January 11, 2015, when we drove back down the west coast of Hokkaido, the northern-most island of Japan, to photograph a small fishing harbour that I’d visited during my 2011…
  • Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure 2015 #1 (Podcast 457)

    Martin Bailey
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:26 pm
    Last week, I completed a 12 day Hokkaido Landscape Photography Adventure with special guest David duChemin and 13 other amazing photographers. This was the first landscape only tour that I’ve done in Hokkaido, and we had a pretty amazing time, so from today I’m going to walk you through a selection of photographs from the tour to give you a taste of what we got up to. 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. Before we start looking at the images, let me give you a little…
  • Saying Hi from Hokkaido (Podcast 456)

    Martin Bailey
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    With a few minutes in my hotel room before dinner, I figured I’d just record a quick message to say hi from Hokkaido on day eight of our first landscape only photography adventure. To hear my message listen with the below audio player, and here are the selection of photos that I mention. I hope you enjoy them. Audio MP3Audio MP3 There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post. I have updated the 2016 tour page too. There may be a few tweaks based on experience from last four days of the tour, but it will go ahead so if you’d like to join us please sign-up…
  • My 2014 Top Ten Photographs (Podcast 455)

    Martin Bailey
    3 Jan 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Following on from last week, when I walked you through my selection process, this week I’m going to tell you a bit about the 10 photographs that I selected as my 2014 Top Ten. 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. Before we jump in and start to walk through my top ten, I’d like to thank all of you that posted a link to your own top selection for the year against last week’s podcast about the select process. It was great seeing your selections, and I encourage anyone…
  • 2014 Top Ten Photographs Selection Process (Podcast 454)

    Martin Bailey
    28 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    With 2014 almost over, and no more shoots planned for this year, I went through my yearly exercise of selecting my top ten photographs, and today I share my selection process with you, as I believe this exercise is something that many of us can benefit from. I’ll be talking a little about each of my final selected ten images in next week’s episode. 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 find it incredibly valuable to select my top ten each year. It gives us a holistic view…
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    Jim Brandenburg

  • JE SUIS CHARLIE

    Brandenburg Gallery
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones of the shooting in Paris today. We have a colleague, Fabrice Nicolino that was shot and severely wounded in the incident. He is an environmental journalist and strong advocate of the wolf. He is a close friend with some members of our NATURE 365 team. He was an unfortunate victim of hate like the wolves he has tried so hard to protect. We wish him well in his recovery efforts. I'm sure his voice will soon ring again as loudly as the wolf howls that echo in the forests of the world.Jim Brandenburg
  • Happy New Year!

    Heidi Brandenburg
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Celebrationwww.nature365.tv  For many of us this is now a time of reflection. As I recount things that have touched my life this past year I am fairly startled, elated. Rarely have I seen such a dramatic swing of events that have caused such huge consequences on my immediate environment and myself. However there was one recent event that now stands out above the others. In later days I will share in this space other events and new exciting projects that I have been involved in this past year. This last day of the year finds me in Western France putting some final touches on a…
  • Pic of the Week (December 26, 2014): DOS 60 Dew Pearls.

    Brandenburg Gallery
    26 Dec 2014 | 7:59 am
    "Spider webs and pearls.......both simply elegant. ~DianneBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 26, 2014): DOS 60 Dew Pearls.Pic of the Week features the images of Jim Brandenburg, as selected weekly by his staff. With each selection, we hope to highlight the depth, breadth, and splendor of his work. Pic of the Week Special PricingPurchase this week's Pic (print, matted, or framed - 8x12" or larger) and receive 30% off during the week it is featured (Dec. 26 - Jan. 01)! Contact the Brandenburg Gallery in Ely, Minnesota (877) 493-8017 to take…
  • 2015 Jim Brandenburg Calendars! NOW $10

    Brandenburg Gallery
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    NOW THESE ARE ALL $10MN Conservation Volunteer- MN Wild Orchids SOLD OUT! Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center $10Sigurd Olson's Listening Point $10You can also contact 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 (December 19, 2014) NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALL

    Brandenburg Gallery
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    "May you have warmth in your tipi, and peace in your heart." (inspired from a native blessing, unknown author)  Holiday Greetings!  ~MilliBrandenburg GalleryRavenwood StudiosPic of the Week (December 19, 2014): NW803 TIPI WINTER SNOWFALLPic 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. 19…
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    Tamron Blog: Angle of View

  • Bokeh For Beginners

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mighty St. Lawrence Voyage & Photo Workshop, June 14-23

    Dan Bailey
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    This summer, I’ll be a featured Expedition Staff Leader as an official Fuji X Photographer aboard the 198-passenger Ocean Endeavor vessel with Adventure Canada on their Mighty St. Lawrence trip, in partnership with the Canadian Geographic Photo Club, Photolife, and Fujifilm. You can join me on this very … Continue reading →
  • Shooting Ultra High Shutter Speeds with the Fuji X-T1

    Dan Bailey
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Last month, Fujifilm released a major firmware update for the X-T1 camera, which added 27 new features. One of the coolest additions is an electronic shutter (ES) option that lets you shoot at ultra high shutter speeds. If you enable the … Continue reading →
  • Read My Cover Story in the New Issue of CLARITY

    Dan Bailey
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:16 pm
    The latest issue of CLARITY: Photography Beyond The Camera is now out, and I’m excited to announce that I’ve got the cover story! Not only does my photo appear on the front of the magazine, the issue contains an 1,800 word feature story … Continue reading →
  • Shooting Winter Landscapes with a Short Telephoto

    Dan Bailey
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    When it comes to shooting landscapes, we often default to wide angles. Yes, the wide lenses do work great for capturing grand scenes in the outdoors, but photography is not about always doing the obvious. If you want to expand … Continue reading →
  • Fuji XF 50-140 f/2.8 Weather Sealed Lens Now Shipping

    Dan Bailey
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Fujifilm has been steadily building a high quality lens system for the X camera system during the past few years. However, so far, what’s been missing from the lineup has been a fast tele zoom. You know, something along the lines of … Continue reading →
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    burn magazine

  • A friend’s taxi

    burn magazine
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Tamara moves her belongings into a friend’s taxi who will drive her to a new communal home around the block. Having to quickly leave where they live is a common occurrence among transwomen for reasons such as poor living conditions, the inability to pay rent or being caught with drugs or alcohol in their rooms. The communal homes in which they live have some of the most expensive rates for downtown Lima.Photo by @davillasana for Burn Dairy, Day 5.#burndiary #transgender #documentary #humanrights
  • Shower Room

    david alan harvey
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:29 am
    Trans shower room. Priscilla. #beachgames #rio#burnmagazine #leica #monochrom
  • Oriana

    burn magazine
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Oriana, a transwoman from my long-term project, heads out for the evening with another woman who lives in the same communal home. Oriana began prostituting at a young age and says she enjoys it because it allows her to be who she wants. The majority of transwomen cannot find work off the streets because of discrimination. Photo by @davillasana for Burn Diary, Day 4. #burndiary #lima #peru #trans #documentary #identity #freedom #humanrights #shadows #nightlight
  • Floating

    david alan harvey
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 am
    #Rio #ipanema #beachgames #burnmagazine
  • Rainbow in Lima

    burn magazine
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:26 am
    From Callao, a port in Lima. Photo by @davillasana for Burn Diary, Day 4. #lima #peru #callao #ships #inrainbows #color #patch #purple #sky
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    My Oregon Photography

  • Aviation Art

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Three years ago or so, I visited the Tillamook Air Museum on the Oregon Coast...paid the admission price and had permission to photograph the aircraft they had on display.I only wish I had documented the different planes that I captured but, I didn't.  What I saw was a first class museum. However, if it isn't tourist season at the coast I suspect that they don't get too many folks going through the place...which is a shame!Anyway, enjoy!Navy PBYWW 2 AircraftArmy BiplaneArmy Biplane  Navy CorsairNavy CorsairWW 2 Japanese AircraftWW 2 AircraftIf you like what you see on my blog,…
  • Hot Rod Cars

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Here we go with some photos of hot rods and some other cool old cars and trucks. OK! Not all are hot rods...but all are cool old cars or trucks!I take great pride in being a little different with my photography...I hope you enjoy it!I sell prints, posters, throw pillows, phone covers, greeting cards through my own personal  photography website at: Thom Zehrfeld Fine Art!Rebull The Hot Rod (Link) This cool hot rod was at the Oregon City, Oregon Car Show. It was a real crowd pleaser, drawing a lot of attention.The Yellow Hot Rod (Link) Another fine automobile featured at the Oregon City,…
  • Coastal Decor That Excites

    11 Jan 2015 | 7:39 am
    Introducing you to my RedBubble Artist Site featuring Coastal Decor! Since I live in Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast I love to photograph what's around me!Not only do I delve into beach and nautical scenes around where I live, I travel to other parts of the beautiful Oregon Coast.I have featured just a few samples of my photography here to give you some ideas if you are seeking  coastal decor. Everything featured here comes in a variety of products to decorate your home or office with. For example: Wall Art, Tote Bags, Throw Pillows, Bedding, Mugs and Travel Cups, Stickers,…
  • Quality Canvas Wall Art

    9 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    I am proudly associated with Fine Art America, a premier online source for buying fine art prints. In fact, I have a personal site with them: Thom Zehrfeld Fine Art ! The very reason I chose to have my site with them is their quality work and exceptional customer service. In this post I would like to introduce their canvas printing facility.If you desire a more professional look to your art you will be rewarded with a canvas print. There is no distracting high gloss sheen to distract details...it will look like a piece of art. And, you can order them in a variety of sizes to fit almost any…
  • Old Car Posters

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:55 am
    Check out these cool posters on my website! I have added links on as to where to buy the following car posters. They are all one of a kind! The prices run from a little over $12.00 through about $60.00 depending on the size. And, of course more depending if you have them framed or whatever. No funny "trick you links"...all links belong to my website at Fine Art America. 1949 Chevy Truck Poster(Link) This is one trick Chevy Pickup! It was located in a suburb of Portland, Oregon. It sits next to a nostalgic Flying A Service Station that is really a motorcycle accessory outlet. But, you would…
 
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    ezprints Blog

  • Rogue FlashBender 2 XL PRO

    ezprints
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Rogue FlashBender 2 XL PRO is a post from: ezprints Blog ExpoImaging has launched the Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro Lighting System. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/NTR_BhyrHX4/story01.htm
  • The Photography Show Super Stage Line-Up Announced

    ezprints
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:01 am
    The Photography Show Super Stage Line-Up Announced is a post from: ezprints Blog The Photography Show, held at the NEC in Birmingham from 21 -24 March, has annoounced its lineup of speakers for the show’s Super Stage theatre. Read more and comment » click below to read the full original post by the authorPhotography Blog – Newshttp://feedproxy.google.com/~r/photographyblog/~3/i2QeMbD-kg4/story01.htm
  • Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps

    ezprints
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Canon 7D mirror box filmed at 10,000fps is a post from: ezprints Blog The Slow Mo Guys do just what their name implies – record slow motion videos. In a new episode they use a Phantom Flex to capture the Canon 7D’s mirror box and shutter mechanism being triggered at a variety of shutter speeds. The results are pretty darn cool. See video click below to read the full original post by the authorArticles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)http://www.dpreview.com/articles/7983095405/canon-7d-mirror-box-filmed-at-10-000fps
  • Humans Of New York Raised Over $1,000,000 To Help Send Kids To College With A Single Photo

    ezprints
    31 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Humans Of New York Raised Over $1,000,000 To Help Send Kids To College With A Single Photo is a post from: ezprints Blog By now, we’ve everyone is pretty much familiar with Humans of New York. The wildly popular project has nearly 12,000,000 followers on Facebook alone. And this month, Brandon Stanton, the man behind it all, is using his project’s widespread popularity for a good cause. After taking a portrait of a Vidal Chastanet, and eight grader [...] The post Humans Of New York Raised Over $ 1,000,000 To Help Send Kids To College With A Single Photo appeared first on DIY…
  • Fuji Made A Website That Lets You Test Drive Their Lenses At All Their Different Apertures

    ezprints
    31 Jan 2015 | 12:25 am
    Fuji Made A Website That Lets You Test Drive Their Lenses At All Their Different Apertures is a post from: ezprints Blog Fuji has made a new interactive website which allows us to take a virtual test drive all of their X-mount lenses and it is pretty awesome. In the first column, you can scroll through until you find a lens you want to test out, then move over to the second column and click on which [...] The post Fuji Made A Website That Lets You Test Drive Their Lenses At All Their Different Apertures appeared first on DIY Photography. click below to read the full original post by the…
 
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  • Sports Not So Illustrated?

    Bob Vishneski
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Since Sports Illustrated’s (SI) announcement that it would lay off its staff of 6 professional photographers last week, there has been the traditional wailing and gnashing of teeth in the media. The responses have ranged from the stereotypical demonization of capitalism to lamentations for a skill set no longer appreciated. Others predict SI’s demise due to the inevitable (so they claim) decline in the quality of its photos that will result from this decision. You may recall a similar outrage when the Chicago Sun Times laid off its entire staff of full-time photographers.While…
  • Canon 7D Mark II Review

    Nasim Mansurov
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    When Canon announced the 7D Mark II in September of 2014, I got quite intrigued by the camera and really wanted to try it out. Like many others, I have been getting pretty tired of waiting for Nikon’s “Pro DX” refresh to replace the D300S, which came out back in 2009 (almost 6 years ago!), so I wanted to see whether such a tool would still make sense for Nikon to release based on specifications, performance and price. Sporting a high-end autofocus system with 65 cross-type focus points, insanely fast 10 fps continuous shooting speed, dual image processors, -3 EV light…
  • Tenba Shootout Backpack 24L Review

    Gord Aker
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    As the proud owner of a Lowepro Transit Backpack 350AW and a ThinkTank Retrospective 20 messenger bag, you may well be wondering why I felt the need to add yet another bag to the collection. Well, the only answer I have for you is that my relentless search for the mythical “perfect camera bag” continues.I purchased the Tenba Shootout backpack after doing a fair bit of research online and visiting the various camera stores in my neighbourhood. In general, I am very pleased with my purchase. After living with it for a few months, I have a number of thoughts and impressions that will inform…
  • Know Thy Rights: Photography Abroad

    Guest Poster
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    There is nothing more appealing than grabbing your gear, draining the last vestiges of your current account, and heading off to some distant and exotic location. The more conscientious of us may look into the possible dangers to us or our gear and plan accordingly, even going so far as to take a painful premium on our insurance to cover the additional risk. Not only does this provide you with financial security, it gives peace of mind. Personally the latter is a godsend when I find myself in conditions to which I would normally never subject my equipment. Doing so enables me to get shots I…
  • The Perks of Switching Camera Systems

    Romanas Naryškin
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    The choice of the first camera system is an exciting one. Why would it not be? You get to pick the first camera to buy, the first lens, and you spend so much time reading reviews, forums and asking friends for advice. I know I did – some eight years ago, I was admiring such cameras as the Canon 30D and 40D, and was seriously eyeing the 400D which was then within the budget of a teenager me. Nikon D200 looked out of this world and the then-announced D300 was a camera of dreams. All of these models, now obsolete from a technological standpoint (much like the D700 I now own and love), were…
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  • FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW RUGGED AND LONG ZOOM CAMERAS

    17 Jan 2015 | 1:04 pm
    FinePix XP80 is Fujifilm’s toughest camera yet for extreme weather protection, while S9900W is the perfect long zoom do-everythingWi-FicameraValhalla, N.Y.January 15, 2015FUJIFILM North America Corporationtoday announced thenew FinePix XP80the latest addition to the best-selling FUJIFILM XP-series. The new FinePix XP80 rugged digital camera is waterproof to 50ft./15m, shockproof from 5.8ft./1.75m, freezeproof to 14°F-10C and dustproofIt features a 16.4MP CMOS sensor with a 28-140mm 5x optical zoom lensWi-Ficonnectivity for one touch transfers to smartphones and tablets, and captures full…
  • Release Announcement Industrial-Vision Fixed Focal Lens for 3.1µm Pixel Pitch Imager Supporting Distinguished High Performance 1.1" 50mm F/1.8(Model M111FM50)

    17 Jan 2015 | 12:15 pm
    January 13, 2015 - Tamron Co., Ltd., Saitama, Japan (President & CEO: Morio Ono), specialized manufacturer of optics and one of the leading companies in the security/surveillance equipment industry announces the launch of a new 50mm F/1.8 fixed focal lens in 1.1" format tuned for a pixel pitch of 3.1㎛.   Development Concept Cameras with Mega-pixel sensors for an array of industrial applications, including production equipment, chip mounters, various test apparatus, machining centers and the like, are migrating towards even higher pixel counts of late. Tamron offers an extensive…
  • Canon U.S.A. Announces hdAlbum, a New Service for Creating High-Quality Photo Albums

    17 Jan 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Customizable Photo Books Printed on Canon DreamLabo 5000 Offer Vivid Colors and High-Detail Imagery MELVILLE, N.Y., January 6, 2015 - Dedicated to preserving memories, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum, a new premium and professional lay-flat photo album service that allows professional photographers and consumers to create customizable photo albums. Printed exclusively on the Canon DreamLabo 5000, hdAlbum enables users to share memories from special events, vacations and life's special moments with family and friends in a memorable keepsake.
  • Inspired Photos with Flair, Ready to Share: New Nikon D5500 DSLR Helps Creatively Capture the Moments that Matter

    17 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Alongside the Compact and Versatile Nikon D5500, Nikon Announces the Expansion of Legendary NIKKOR Lens Lineup with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II Zoom and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR Telephoto LensesJanuary 5, 2015 - MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced its latest DX-format DSLR, the Nikon D5500, a lightweight yet powerful camera that offers a robust feature set, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to capture incredible photos and HD video with ease. An ideal entry-level DSLR for the creative photographer ready to take their storytelling to a new level, the…
  • Hasselblad appoints a new CEO

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:43 am
    Hasselblad Group has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Perry Oosting - an established member of the Hasselblad Supervisory Board - takes the helm following the completion of former CEO Ian Rawcliffe's interim CEO assignment. Mr Oosting brings over 25 years of experience in brand, product, marketing and sales-management to the company and has worked for iconic global brands such as Bulgari, Prada and Gucci. As a former CEO of luxury mobile phone manufacturer VERTU he achieved substantial revenue growth and profit - and prepared the company for a…
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  • Listen + Hear Client Requests

    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was hoping that you could help me with a reoccurring problem that I am running into with my clients. After the contract is signed and the wedding day is over a few of my clients have split up unfortunately. Within a week after the wedding day. I have had two brides ask me not to post or share their images on my Facebook business page. It is hard not to share and promote your hard work but at the same time it's such an emotional time for the couple. I would love your advice on what to do as a photographer and business owner. Sincerely, Emotional vs Entrepreneur Dear Emotional…
  • Dia De Los Muertos Wedding Inspiration

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:16 pm
    A few months ago, I traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for a lovely few days to shoot at the Saguaro Hotel. It commissioned the ever-talented Amanda Auer of In the Now to design a wedding with its brightly-colored hotel as a backdrop and inspiration. The second of the two weddings on property (you can see the first one HERE) was a technicolor take on a wedding day inspired with Dia De Los Muertos flair. It's not every day a bride wears a black wedding dress, so it was fun to photograph a new take on unique wedding decor! Many thanks to the amazing team who brought it to life... Venue: Saguaro Hotel…
  • Cinderblocks

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:30 pm
    There are some days when getting out of bed feels like cinder blocks are attached to my chest. Days when I overthink overthinking. Before my feet land on the wood floor, I've checked and rechecked my mental To Do list. In the darkness before sunrise, I write down my tasks for the day with a steaming cup of tea at my side. The dog meanders over and lays at my feet for his morning belly rub. Hours later, just when I think I have the time and space to really get work done, my husband stands in the doorway of my office and smiles. He says if we leave now we can eat lunch in the rain, covered by…
  • How to Work Around Church Wedding Coordinators

    25 Jan 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Dear Jasmine, I was recently caught in a situation where I had to make an ethical vs. moral decision. I photographed a wedding at a church, but upon my arrival run-down by the church coordinator and informed I was not allowed to be in the front OR sides of the church, but had to stay behind the last row of people, AND not move! The bride seemed really disappointed, but she told me to do what I needed to do to get the pictures I wanted to get. So, I broke the rules. I stayed at my station up until the bride and her father entered the sanctuary, and then I discretely moved up to the very front…
  • Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Wedding : Ferrah+Ali

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:39 pm
    In a dark and crowded room, he saw her smile light up mid-laugh. Ferrah tossed her head to the side, her long black hair falling over her shoulders, and he knew--right then--he had to talk to her. That conversation in a dark and crowded room in Hollywood changed the trajectory of their lives. Over time, she invited him on trips to shop for red-soled shoes...and he introduced her to the merits of Taco Tuesdays. She shared with him her love of Tom Ford...he took her to Lakers games. The polarities of their taste acted like a magnetic force, drawing them close in unexpected ways. Two years…
 
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  • Focus on Epcot Photowalk

    Scott Thomas Photography
    16 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Bet you can not guess who is going to Walt Disney World next month. Then, again, I bet you can. Focus on Epcot Photowalk While there, I have planned an All Ears Photowalk called Focus on Epcot.  The focus (pun intended) will be on these three photographic subjects: Hyperfocal Distance or Hyperfocus Selective Focus Using a Circular Polarizing Filter The Photowalk will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 9:30AM to 11:30AM. Meeting location will be outside the Nikon Camera Center in Epcot. The location is across from Spaceship Earth on the right side as you walk in from the Future World…
  • New York Frozen

    Scott Thomas Photography
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York on a cold January day in 2013. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 200, EV 0, 28mm Focal Length, Intensify Pro I was asked recently to share My Special Place and explain why. This is what I said: Off all the special places I love to spend time at and photograph, Taughannock Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York has become my most favorite.  The stunning natural beauty and the forces which created it always give me pause.  It is a place I travel to when I am in need of inspiration or peace anytime of the year. This week’s weather in…
  • View 352: Disney in Motion

    Scott Thomas Photography
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Starting out 2015 with a couple of my favorite photos from my two trips to Walt Disney World last year. Not surprisingly to some of you, they both involve capturing motion in a still image. This first one I was not sure I could pull it off. For the details, follow this link for my post on the All Ears Picture This! blog. Riding the Astro Obiter in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Nikon D700/24-120VR, 1/10s, f/22, ISO 200, EV 0, 24mm Focal Length. This next one I was more confident I would get the image I was going for. Again, click this All Ears Picture…
  • Best of Views Infinitum 2014

    Scott Thomas Photography
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    2014 proved to be a challenging year for my photo blog. Due to circumstances, I was not able to get out and shoot as much as I have in the past. I still managed to capture some good images and today I want to share with you my ten best. As in the past, they are in chronological order. I leave it up to you to select your favorites from the list. Click the links to visit the original blog post for each photograph. View Infinitum’s Ten Best Photographs for 2014 Professional sports are ever changing. For instance, soon after I photographed this photo of Syracuse Crunch Dana Tyrell scoring a…
  • View 351: Christmas 2014

    Scott Thomas Photography
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cinderella Castle in Dream Lights. Next month will begin my 7th year of blogging. While my frequency over the last couple of years has lessened, I will continue to post photos through 2015. To All of You…. Merry Christmas and a  Happy New Year!
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  • What Kind of Camera Should You Take Traveling ? – Infographic

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    When traveling you want to balance portability, cost, battery life, size, and many other factors when looking for a camera. We break it down for you. Created by https://www….el-camera/
  • HDR photography basics

    Jason Wickens
    17 Jan 2015 | 12:16 am
    If you were to stop 100 people in the street and ask them if they knew what HDR photography was, only a handful at most would have even heard of it. The technique is not readily used outside of photography circles and although many people will have seen an HDR image, most will not have heard the term. Put simply, HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. What this processing technique does is essentially expand the dynamic range of a photograph after it has been taken, using specialist software such as Adobe Photoshop, HDRsoft or HDR EFEX Pro. By turning a regular picture into an HDR image we can…
  • Beautiful Leica M3 photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Thumbnail photography is  All rights reserved by chenresig All photography below are copyrighted by their authors – Click on photos to see each license. Beautiful Leica M3 photos By TommyOshima By patrickjoust By potopoto53age ByTelenous Bychenresig BySalmonpink By ww__ By orenrcohen
  • Beautiful intimate photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    Intimate Photos An intimate relationship is an interpersonal relationship that involves physical or emotional intimacy. Physical intimacy is characterized by romantic or passionate sex and attachment, or sexual activity. The term is also sometimes used euphemistically for a sexual relationship. Intimate relationships play a central role in the overall human experience. Humans have a general desire to belong and to love which is usually satisfied within an intimate relationship. Intimate relationships involve physical and sexual attraction between people, liking…
  • je suis charlie best photos

    Jean-Michel Leclercq
    10 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Thumbnail photo : Claude Truong-Ngoc / Wikimedia Commons – cc-by-sa-3.0 [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons The voices of some of France’s best satirists went silent when masked gunmen stormed the office of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. Many people  pay tribute to the victims of the attack at the Paris magazine. We’re compiling some of the best pictures we’ve come across here — if you’ve seen one you think we should put up, let us know in the comments. All pictures are CC – Click on each to see licence
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    NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA

  • This is what love looks like – Engagement Portraits in Central Park, NYC

    G.E. Masana
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    I’m in Central Park in New York City, I’m photographing engaged couples, it’s a beautiful day. All around me are photographers photographing engaged couples. Just as I am. Well, maybe not quite exactly just as I am. They’re all doing a “look at me and smile” routine. To my left and to my right I see couples standing there, looking at their photographers and smiling. The photographers are directing the couples. “Stand there. Look at me. And smile.” “Now stand over there… look at me and smile.” I see this over and over again and…
  • Philadelphia Wedding Planner features this NYC Wedding Photographer!

    G.E. Masana
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    I came across Philadelphia Wedding Planner Wendy Hartigan and her heart really seems to be in the right place for this wedding business we’re in… she’s devoted to thinking beyond the box and delivering an exceptional experience to her bridal clients. That’s what I’d look for in a wedding planner! When a recent blog post of mine detailing why I photograph weddings the way I do crossed her path, she immediately contacted me to tell me how my sentiments touched her. Without hesitation she asked for permission to re-post my piece on her blog, and I, without…
  • Brooklake Country Club Wedding {Florham New Jersey Wedding Photographer}

    G.E. Masana
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:37 am
    The post Brooklake Country Club Wedding {Florham New Jersey Wedding Photographer} appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Jericho Terrace Wedding

    G.E. Masana
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    The post Jericho Terrace Wedding appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
  • Old Field Club Wedding, East Setauket NY

    G.E. Masana
    26 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    Anthropologie wedding dress. Dried leaves in lieu of flowers. Dresses homemade of lace and cotton. A fingerprint tree for guests to mark, an artist friend made painted rocks.A rustic wedding at the Old Field Club. The post Old Field Club Wedding, East Setauket NY appeared first on NYC Wedding Photographer G.E. MASANA.
 
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  • Relaunching DMBLGiT (and DMBLGiT Feb 2015)

    Neel
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Finally! its here. DMBLGiT is relaunching this month. DMBLGiT – short for Does My Blog Look Good in This, is a community run food photography contest that was established in 2005 – 10 years ago. In 2014, LFP “acquired” this food photography contest from Andrew who was running this contest for several years. This is one of its kind contest that is hosted by different food bloggers every month and is judged by outstanding food photographers who love DMBLGiT. This February we are bringing DMBLGiT back to life. In February, LFP will be hosting the contest. Yes!
  • Ever Had Your Food Photo Stolen?

    Neel
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:13 am
    In last few weeks, we’ve come across an astounding number of food photographers who have had their food photos stolen. Big magazines have done it. Big hotel chains are stealing food photos. Even famous chefs have used food photos without permission and not compensated food photographers. We at LFP HQ would like to help you share the stories with fellow food photographers. Here’s how to do it. Can you help us by doing two things? 1. Share the Experience On this page, in the comments below tell us: Have you or someone you know had this happen to you? Has your food photos been…
  • How to Win $325 Giveaway of Food Bloggers Bundle

    Neel
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    It’s Here. Our biggest giveaway so far. We are giving away $325 worth of giveaway. This includes food blogging pro program, Print Books on Food Photography, Food Styling and Writing, 8 eBooks on Food Photography and 10-Week Training on Food Photography. All this to one person who will enter the giveaway (and play the game smartly ) Here’s what’s included in more detail: What’s included: Let’s look at details of what’s included as part of this giveaway. Giveaway Item #1 – 6-month subscription to Food Blogger Pro What is Food Blogger Pro? Food Blogger…
  • What’s Cooking at LFP HQ

    Neel
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    It’s been about a month since the Free Food Photography Course 30 Days to Better Food Photos ended. It has been more than three years since we first started this food photography course.. and every year, participants have send so much love our way that here at LFP HQ we’ve been overwhelmed. Several thousand people have “graduated” from this 30 Day course and it’s just been amazing to watch “students” get better. Wanna know what’s coming up next? Read on to know more (including about $325 giveaway)… Time to Celebrate There is so much to…
  • How to Use Direction and Quality of Light to Enhance Your Food Photos

    Neel
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Today we have Taylor Mathis from photographing FOOD series to show us how to use light direction correctly and enhance your food photos. Taylor is a food photographer from Charlotte, NC and will show you the concepts with simple subjects. Take it away Taylor. I’m going to show you how lighting direction and lighting quality can have a great impact on the look of your image. To keep the emphasis on the differences in lighting setups, I’m using honey and greek yogurt as my props. For this shot, I want to keep it simple. Just the honey, a glass jar, and a wooden honey dipper. The…
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    Rick Ricozzi Photography Blog

  • Harbor Island, Wrightsville Beach Makeover-NC Interiors, Real Estate and Architectural Photographer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dave
    26 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    If you bought or received any new photography gear this Holiday Season, this is for you. Whether you’re a true beginner with a pocket sized camera, or a seasoned professional with years of experience, the 14 Secrets of Great Photography were designed to power you to the next level. Despite what the manufacturers want you to believe, creativity can’t be withdrawn from an ATM machine. Strip away all of the marketing hype, instant rebates, and sales pitch propaganda, and you are left with a light gathering box. To create compelling art, we must train our mind, not the machine. BUY NOW!
  • How to: No-Flash Lifestyle Portrait Technique

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

    Dave
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    It’s almost Halloween and time to carve those pumpkins. I love pumpkin-carving; have since I was a kid. This year I wanted to avoid the mess of pumpkin-guts and come up with something fun for grown-ups – digital pumpkin carving in Photoshop! The process is extremely simple. First, download the free Photoshop action here. Give yourself a good excuse to visit your local pumpkin patch to take some photographs of pumpkins (or grab one from the web). Fire up Photoshop, and let the fun begin. Load your pumpkin photograph in Photoshop, and start the action. When prompted, draw your pumpkin face…
  • How to Shoot Ghostly Halloween Photos – In-Camera

    Dave
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:08 am
    Halloween is the perfect time of year for experimenting with your photography. With all of spookiness, jack-o-lanterns, decorations, and our subject for this tutorial – ghosts! Of course we’re not chasing down real ghosts to photograph (that’s another topic all together), rather, we’ll show you how you can take a ghostly photo of your little ones, and it will all be done in-camera! This is one of those techniques that is highly effective and actually quite simple to achieve. The important point to remember is that you will want to shoot this type of shot in either a dark…
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    Light Stalking

  • 6 Reasons Why There is Blur in Your Photos And How You Can Avoid It

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    No matter how good a photographer you are, blurry photographs will happen. It’s an undeniable fact of every photographer’s life. Professional photographers understand how and why blurry pictures occur, and do everything in their power to keep it in check. Beginners need to remember a couple of things to avoid blurry photos. At the moment, the only thing that you need to know is that blur is created by motion or by optics. Let’s look at why blurry images occur and the solution in each case. 1. Motion Blur Due to Camera Shake This is the most common way to get a blurry picture,…
  • Don’t Let Your Camera Ruin Your Photography

    Jason D. Little
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    New cameras are great. Whether you’re a beginner about to purchase your first “serious” camera, or an enthusiast or pro looking to make a significant body upgrade, getting a new camera is exciting. Some people will put endless hours of research into their prospective camera, while others are pretty sure what they want from the moment a new camera is introduced to the market. And then you wait. And wait. You wait with bated breath, for what seems to be an eternity, for your friendly delivery person to leave you with the coveted brown box containing your expensive new toy. You unbox it…
  • Free Photography Software for Your Image-Editing Needs

    Dzvonko Petrovski
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    There’s no denying the fact that in photography, the software necessary to process the images can cost more than an entry level DSLR camera. It’s because of this prohibitive cost that many opt for freeware solutions, at least during the learning process. Indeed, much of the software we use for photo-editing has decent freeware alternative. Each has its own sets of pros and cons, but can fulfill most of your requirements. Here are some examples of good and useful free software for photographers. 1. GIMP for Image Manipulation GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It…
  • How to Make Sure Your Photos are Everything You Envisioned Them to Be

    Jason D. Little
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    One of the reasons people become consumed by their creative endeavors is due to an overwhelming desire to overcome a challenge. Any challenge worth confronting will, once defeated, yield an appreciable sense of personal satisfaction. But such challenges are also, to varying degrees, frustrating — you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, but making it there is the hard part. Something that new photographers commonly struggle with (though this is hardly limited to just beginners) is translating the pictures they conjure in their mind’s eye to match the images that come out of their…
  • 30 Links to Inspiring Photography Articles and Amazing Photos

    Toad Hollow Photography
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s been another terrific week in the world of photography with many talented artists sharing photographs and articles exhibiting the finest in the field today.  Toad Hollow Photography has been busy all week looking for links to the best tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting blogs to share here with everyone, and we really hope you enjoy these links as much as the Toad did himself in bringing this list to you. Photo by Zexsen Xie Tutorials Long Exposure Tutorial: Learn to Capture Silky Smooth Motion Shots – this terrific tutorial covers all the key…
 
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    Nicolesy

  • Q&A: Why Does Lightroom Not Recognize My Camera Files?

    Nicole S. Young
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:44 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus. Question: I just got a new camera, but Lightroom (or Photoshop) does not recognize or support my files. How do I fix this? Answer: Many camera manufacturers use proprietary files for their RAW files, such as .CR2 (Canon), .NEF (Nikon), and so on. Lightroom and Photoshop are built to read these file types, but need to be updated for each camera model that is created. For example, if you are currently using Lightroom 5 and buy a brand-new Canon camera, in order to process the RAW files you will need to wait until Adobe has updated Adobe Camera…
  • Explore the Elements Photo Contest!

    Nicole S. Young
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    Earth, Water, Fire, and Air Explore the Elements is a contest that invites bloggers (that’s you!) to showcase the images you’ve captured on your travels. There are four categories (Earth, Water, Fire and Air) and the challenge is to submit photos that capture the essence of each of these elements. There is no stipulation on how long you’ve been blogging, so bloggers new and old are welcome to take part. While it isn’t compulsory to submit an image for each of the four elements, you’ve got more chance of winning one of the prizes on offer if you do submit a photograph for each…
  • Posting Instagram Images Directly to Twitter

    Nicole S. Young
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
     This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com Back in the day, Instagram photos used to show up in our Twitter feed. That changed several months after Instagram was bought out by Facebook in April of 2012, and images were no longer appearing in the stream. Instead, if a photo is shared through Twitter, it is linked to the photo on Instagram instead of being embedded into your tweet. Instagram is the number one way that I (and millions of other people) share mobile photos. For those of us with linked Twitter accounts, the bottom line is that more people are less likely to see the…
  • Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers)

    Nicole S. Young
    10 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    This article was originally posted on Photofocus.com In this video, I show how to use some of the new masking features inside of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 using Perfect Layers. Click HERE to download a free 30-day trial of onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9! Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) The post Layer Masking in onOne’s Perfect Photo Suite 9 (Perfect Layers) appeared first on Nicolesy.
  • How I Find Inspiration [Video]

    Nicole S. Young
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Here’s a shortened version of my “How I Find Inspiration” video that I recently posted over on Patreon. Enjoy! Go here to learn more: Nicolesy on Patreon Copyright © 2014 - Nicolesy, Inc. (All Rights Reserved) The post How I Find Inspiration [Video] appeared first on Nicolesy.
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    Eva Photo Studio

  • Vinoy and Museum of Fine Arts wedding | St. Petersburg wedding photographer

    EPS
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Video slideshow of a recent wedding we photographed. Bride and groom got ready at the gorgeous Vinoy Hotel. The ceremony and reception took place at the wonderful St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The post Vinoy and Museum of Fine Arts wedding | St. Petersburg wedding photographer appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Recognized as top Tampa wedding photographers for fifth year in a row!!

    EPS
    17 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    We are truly honored to have been voted as one of the best Tampa wedding photographers for the fifth year in a row!! This is a tremendous honor and one that we could achieve without all of the awesome couples that we work with and who trust us to capture their precious wedding day memories. It has been an amazing experience being able to be a part of such an important part of their lives. We have had so much fun photographing their engagement sessions and their beautiful weddings. We want to thank ALL OF OUR PAST couples for all of their wonderful reviews and allowing us the honor of being…
  • Tampa trash the dress session | Tampa wedding photographers | Eva Photo Studio

    EPS
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    We love our job!! Not long ago we did the funnest type of session, when our brides get back in their wedding dress for a really fun photo shoot. Just look at the following video to get an idea of how much fun this session was! The post Tampa trash the dress session | Tampa wedding photographers | Eva Photo Studio appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Tampa newborn photographer| 8 day old baby girl| newborn session in studio

    EPS
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    The post Tampa newborn photographer| 8 day old baby girl| newborn session in studio appeared first on Eva Photo Studio - Tampa wedding photographers.
  • Hyde Park Presbyterian Church wedding | Jackson’s Bistro wedding | Tampa wedding photographers

    EPS
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    The following are just a few of our favorites images from the wedding of Crystal and Dominic. This wonderful couple got ready at the The Westin Tampa Harbour Island Hotel. This is a beautiful hotel located next to the water on Harbour Island in Tampa, Florida. After getting dressed, everyone headed over to the beautiful Hyde Park Presbyterian Church located in the quaint Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa. As experienced Tampa wedding photographers, we really love photographing church ceremonies. The tradition of the ceremonies and the beautiful church setting is always gorgeous. The ceremony…
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    Digital Photography - Photography Tips, Advice & Camera Reviews | Digital Photographer Magazine

  • Tamron announces release date for ultra wide-angle zoom

    laurenscott
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    Further to Tamron’s recent announcement, the company has announced availability and pricing for its much-anticipated 15-30mm F/2.8 stabilized wide angle zoom. The lens comprises 18 elements in 13 groups, uses a unique double lens hood design, and it’s set for availability from 16 February in Canon and Nikon mounts, with Sony to follow later. It also seems attractively priced for a fast, wide-angle zoom for full-frame, especially when you consider the inclusion of Tamron’s VC image stabilisation.   The official press release - Photographers will be able to capture the…
  • Race To The Finish by John Stager

    laurenscott
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Race to the Finish by  John Stager has been awarded the title of star image on the DP website this week.  We’re still in the midst of Winter and feeling a bit chilly, but this quick-action shot captured our special attention. John has used a quick shutter of 1/1600 sec to freeze the motion of the running sled dogs, and done well to expose for the snowy scene. 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 us…
  • Sony World Photography Awards launch new mobile phone award for 2015

    Matt Bennett
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:02 am
    (c) Anthony Lepinay Amateur and professional photographers alike have been using their smartphones in increasing numbers in recent years, so it’s fitting that The World Photography Organisation has today launched a new award dedicated to mobile photography at the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards. To enter, you simply need to submit a photo captured on a mobile phone that answers the brief ‘you get out of life what you put in. Push past the obvious and see the inspiration all around you. Discover the extraordinary by using your mobile phone to view the world through a different…
  • Call for submissions! Apply for the Istanbul Photo Awards for a chance to win $8,000

    philippagrafton
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:12 am
    A combined amount $58,000 will be awarded to the winners in four categories and one special prize. Applications to participate in the Istanbul Photo Awards are available via www.istanbulphotoawards.com until 28 February 2015. The jury of the contest will be composed of world-renowned editors, publishers and photojournalists. TIME’s photo editor Alice Gabriner, Stern’s photo editor Heral Menk, director of Getty Images Georgies Dekeerle, AFP’s photo distribution director Michel Scotto, the World Press Photo awardwinners Guillaume Herbaut and Yuri Kozirev, war reporter Patrick Chauvel,…
  • Rhino Week – starts Monday 26th Jan

    Matt Bennett
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:40 am
    Rhino poaching Do you despise atrocities like this? We certainly do. As you may or may not know, our sister title World of Animals donates 10% of its profits to Ol Pejeta conservancy in Africa to help fight illegal rhino poaching. The campaign kicked off in May 2014 and it’s called #SaveRhinosNow It’s a cause they feel very close to and support with ongoing online and print coverage. Recently, Ol Pejeta has been hit hard by the decrease in tourism trade due to Ebola. World of Animals wants to help bring more publicity to the cause by launching Rhino Week. This Monday, 26th…
 
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    Photography Concentrate

  • I’m (Slowly) Becoming More Productive. Here’s How.

    Lauren Lim
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    There’s a problem with the word productive (a word that everyone is very obsessed with these days). It just means creating. To be really productive means you are simply creating a lot. The real value lies in being efficiently productive.  At the beginning of our photography business we were exceptionally productive. We shot over 30 weddings in the first summer, and even more portrait sessions, and took care of every step of the process ourselves. But we weren’t efficient. We worked all day, every day. We barely had time for friends and family, let alone time for ourselves.
  • Film Woes – A Shot From The Archives

    Rob Lim
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Recently I mentioned that one of my goals for 2015 is organizing our archive of images. I was browsing through some film shots, and found this photo of a woman with a hat. I loved the texture and contrast! For a couple years I was really interested in shooting film and experimented with 35mm, medium format, large format, and instant film. I did some of my own developing, and did all my own scanning. Like many photographers I really like the aesthetic film offers. I also enjoy the deliberative process of shooting film as opposed to digital. This isn’t to say that shooting digital…
  • Hackintoshes, SoftRAID and RAID 5

    Rob Lim
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    One of my first goals for the new year was to reorganize our computer setup. Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on to get us ready for another year of photography. For a couple years now we’ve used Hackintoshes (custom built computers that can run the Mac operating system) as our photography workstation computers. We made the switch to Hackintoshes because at the time Apple hadn’t updated their Mac Pro line in over two years, and with a Hackintosh you can build something with similar power for a fraction of the price that Apple charges. Fast forward to today and Apple…
  • Our 10 Favourite Posts of 2014

    Lauren Lim
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    We know it can be hard to keep up with every post we put out. So this year, we’ve compiled the best articles of the year, letting you catch up on the good stuff, easily. In the first part of this series, we shared the 10 most popular posts of the year, plus the lowdown on the latest tutorials we’ve released. Today, we’re revealing our 10 personal favourites – the ones that get us misty-eyed, make us think, and deliver a serious dose of awesomeness. We’ll also hook you up with our annual review lists from the past three years – that’s four years of wisdom and…
  • Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014!

    Lauren Lim
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    2014 was a busy year here at Photography Concentrate – we published tons of new articles, went on adventures big and small, and released four brand new tutorials. If you didn’t manage to follow along regularly, not to worry. Over the next few days, we’ll be sharing the best content from the past year. To kick it off, we’re going BIG, with the posts you guys loved the most (as determined through our super-scientific method of counting up comments and social shares). Plus, we’ll give you the lowdown on our newest tutorials, so you can start your year off by seriously…
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    Invisible Ph t grapher Asia (IPA) | 亞洲隱形攝影師

  • Photo Essay: God Gave Us A Couch, by Yang Shuhuai 杨抒怀

    IPA
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    In November 2013, Xiaokang Magazine, affiliated with the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, conducted a survey called “Annual Mood of 2013”.Related Posts:Participate in our Asia Photography Rates SurveyReflections of Soul: The Works of Yang YanKang, ChinaLu Nan’s Trilogy of Men: China’s Catholicism…Spotlight: Wang Fuchun’s Chinese People on the Train,…Spotlight: Jian Gao, Red Fragments(Visited 150 times, 152 visits today)
  • A Photographer is one who stakes everything on looking

    IPA
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:33 am
    A wonderful piece from Shomei Tomatsu in his book 'Chewing Gum and Chocolate' that shares some insight into his sensibilities and approach to photography.Related Posts:Spotlight: Shomei Tomatsu (1930 – 2012)20 Most Influential Asian PhotographersVideos: Most Influential Photographers in Asia & Their…30 Most Influential Photographers in AsiaDialogue in the Dark – Photographing without sight(Visited 378 times, 378 visits today)
  • WYNG Masters Award 2015 Finalists for WASTE Theme Announced

    IPA
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:15 pm
    Hong Kong's WYNG Masters Award have just announced the finalists to their 2015 Award with the theme 'WASTE'.Related Posts:Nominating ‘Consumption’ in Asia for Prix PictetIPA Street Photography Asia Award 2013 Finalist 11: PAUL…Hong Kong Photo Book Awards – Call For SubmissionsPhoto Essay: Showdown in Hong Kong, by Lam Yik FeiHong Kong Flora – Michael Wolf on Hong Kong vernacular…(Visited 235 times, 235 visits today)
  • Photo Essay: Dear Love, by Salma Abedin Prithi

    IPA
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Dear Love is a set of portraits where people stood with or without the beloved ones in front of my camera, and wrote their feelings around the photographs. Related Posts:Photo Essay: Dear Japanese | Children of the War, by Miyuki…Photo Essay: The Pink Choice, by Maika ElanPhoto Essay: Dear Hanoi, by Geloy ConcepcionGetting Personal with Sohrab Hura – An interview with…Pitching Photo Stories: Notes from the Twentyfifteen.sg +50…(Visited 534 times, 534 visits today)
  • Kosuke Okahara: A Photographer Comes Full Circle

    Alisha Sett
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    ‘Ibasyo’ is roughly defined as the physical and emotional place where a person can exist, a location or a state of mind, where a person feels comfortable or at peace.Related Posts:Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 5: Knowing when a…My 1st Photo Book: Notes by Rony ZakariaQ&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 10: Bookmaking and…Q&A with Webbs & Chickey Part 3: MotivationPhoto Essay: Vanishing Existence, by Kosuke Okahara(Visited 896 times, 493 visits today)
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    Richard Davis Photography

  • Lady Be Good – Day 4, April 8, 1943

    Richard Davis
    24 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my series of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good. Toner’s Diary: THURSDAY, April 8, 1943 Hit Sand Dunes, very miserable, good wind but continuous blowing of sand, everybody now very weak. thought Sam & Moore were all gone. LaMotte eyes are gone, everyone else’s eyes are bad. Still going N.W. Ripslinger’s Diary: THURSDAY, April 8, 1943 Tired all out. We can hardly walk. Our 4th day out. A…
  • Lady be Good – Day 3, April 7, 1943

    Richard Davis
    28 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.Continuing with my sequence of posts on the story of the Lady Be Good, having baled out early in the morning of April 5, 1943, eight of the nine member crew were attempting to walk back to their base at Soluch, unaware they had baled out around 400 miles away. Toner’s Diary: WEDNESDAY, April 7, 1943 Same routine, every one getting weak, can’t get very far, prayers all the time, again P.M. very warm, hell.
  • Lady Be Good – Day 2, April 6, 1943

    Richard Davis
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.For the second day, the eight members of the crew of the Lady Be Good that had formed up after bailing out continued their trek across the featureless gravel plain. Since the markers they left show a steady bearing they must have had a compass. The only real way to maintain a heading while walking in such a featureless area is to pick a rock ahead of you, walk to it, then look at your compass and pick another rock, over and…
  • Lady Be Good – Day 1, April 5, 1943

    Richard Davis
    5 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.With the aircraft almost out of fuel and just flying on one engine, the crew of the Lady Be Good baled out into the night sky. Since they were probably thinking they were still over the sea, finding themselves landing on the desert floor must have been quite a shock. Co-pilot Robert F. Toner and Tech. Sgt. Harold J. Ripslinger both kept diaries. Their diaries indicate they jumped at around 2:00 am on April 5, 1943. With a top…
  • Lady Be Good – The Story Begins

    Richard Davis
    4 Apr 2014 | 10:55 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.Since I recently posted some detail shots of the Lady Be Good some of my readers have asked to see more of my images so, since today, April 4, is the 51st anniversary of the raid that started the mystery I’ve decided to post a number of photos over the next few days. Several of the photos I will post are not mine so will not be click-able. where I’ve been able to find attribution I will give it. Lady Be Good…
 
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    A Life Well-Lived

  • Weekly Post: CHINA Travels Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

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

    LittleBearProd
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Friday, January 30, 2015SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #49SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #49…
  • Weekly Post: SUZHOU, 1985-to the present by RobertGlennKetchum

    LittleBearProd
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn KetchumDuring the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.Thursday, January 29, 2015Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present,…
  • Weekly Post: SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

    LittleBearProd
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn KetchumThe city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery practiced by generational families for 3,000 years. My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story. ~Robert Glenn KetchumThursday, January 29, 2015Silk Road - Embroideries #106SILK ROAD #106:   Another #focus of the #embroiderers' attention was rendering the prominent #tree trunk “from nature”, as opposed to just using random #stitches to “fill-it-in.” Zhang had…
  • Weekly Post: TATSHESHINI: Saving a River Wild

    LittleBearProd
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    TATSHENSHINI:  Saving a River Wild by Robert Glenn KetchumIn 1990, I was invited on a 10-day float down the Tatshenshini, a huge river system flowing from Western Canada to the Pacific Ocean that literally divides two of North America's largest national parks, Canada's Kluane National Park and Alaska's Glacier Bay National Park. A gold mine was being proposed mid-river. I broke the story in LIFE magazine. There were many other articles and a book. The mine was never developed and the river is now a wilderness corridor. This is a conservation SUCCESS story!Wednesday, January 28,…
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    Digital Photography Courses

  • Shooting with a Single Lens (Choosing Your Gear)

    rajibmukherjee
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    When I was a beginner, a casual conversation with a pro photographer once opened my eyes to the possibilities of shooting great images with a single lens. I always believed that with a DSLR you need at least two lenses on you at all times. “So what would you do if you forget the other […]
  • 4 Essential Tips for Outdoor Portraits (Backlit Secrets)

    rajibmukherjee
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Shooting images outdoors and in the open, you really have two basic ways to use the ambient light. Either shoot front lit, meaning, the light hits the subject from front, or shoot backlit, in which case the subject is lit from behind. Front lit scenes are usually brighter and more contrasty than backlit scenes, but […]
  • Understanding Flash Shutter Speed Sync | Tips & Tricks

    rajibmukherjee
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    Ask a pro photographer and he would always insist that you don’t use the on-camera flash. He would give you a number of reasons for not doing that to convince you to buy an external flash and use that off-camera. Simply put, off-camera flash gives much better results than an off-camera flash. However this also […]
  • Street Photography | Five Secrets to Success

    rajibmukherjee
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Street photography is a very exciting genre of photography. Exciting because you will never get tired of shooting photos on the streets. When I first heard about street photography, though, I wondered how on earth could someone point his camera towards a complete stranger and take a snap? Much as I wanted to try street […]
  • Wedding Photography Lighting – 5 Essential Tips You Must Know

    rajibmukherjee
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:16 am
    The thing that most wedding photographers find difficult to deal with when actually photographing weddings is the lighting. No two weddings are the same and no two of them have the same lighting. Their’ always a mix of fluorescent and tungsten and natural light which makes it that much more difficult to balance and use […]
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    The Art of Photography

  • Sony a7S / Next Book Challenge

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I've got a few things to share with you today… First up is the new Sony a7S mirrorless camera that I've been working with! I've got a series of videos I'm working on for the show coming up that require a camera that will perform really well in low light. I went with the a7S because its built to handle low light applications extremely well. Its a full frame camera at 12 mega pixels. This may not seem like much, but it makes it possible for better low light performance having fewer pixels on the sensor. Also amazing are the color profiles - particularly the S-Log2 which I explain in the…
  • Frank Lopez - A Documentary

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Frank Lopez is an American, experimental photographer who works across a variety of alternative process methods including pinhole and wet plate collodion. Lopez is also a teacher and works with students across a range of photography processes including digital, sabattier, cyanotype, wet plate and silver gelatin. Lopez has spent extensive time across China, Vietnam and Korea producing street photography and cultural images made with a pinhole camera. His latest work represents graffiti art and "slap tags". These images are created with a hybrid process of digital and wet plate. The process…
  • Documentary Preview

    22 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Hey everyone - just wanted to do a quick update on the Harold Feinstein documentary and to announce a film I'm going to be releasing on Sunday on Frank Lopez. Frank is an old friend of mine and an excellent photographer. I finished a 15 minute film on him this week that will be the show on Sunday. I'm really excited about this as Frank is a seriously talented photographer. The film is going to concentrate on a pinhole series he did in Vietnam, China and Korea and also a newer series he's done on graffiti art that combines iPhone and Wet plate. You have to see him do this as its incredible! So…
  • Michael Kenna

    19 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Michael Kenna was born in north west England in 1953. At an early age he found interest in his surroundings spending time alone as he says “living in his imagination” at the park, railway station and the church. Kenna has since forged a photographic style that embraces a Buddhist level of patience and simplicity. He's one of the more important contemporary photographers as he represents a new school of landscape photography, building on the Ansel Adams tradition but with a new life. http://theartofphotography.tv/episodes/michael-kenna http://twitter.com/tedforbes…
  • Sebastião Salgado

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:33 pm
    Sebastião Salgado was born in Brazil on February 8, 1944. He grew up on a farm with his seven sisters. Salgado originally pursued a career in economics graduating with his masters degree from the University of São Paulo. After beginning his doctorate, he moved to London and worked as an economist for the International Coffee Organization. Around the age of 26, he began to develop an interest in photography. It didn’t take long to develop his skill and within several years he decided to pursue a second career as a photo journalist. In 1979 he joined Magnum Photos of which he was a member…
 
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    Photography Business Insights & Tips

  • New Guide: The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    In our third annual survey, hear from nearly 7,500 professional photographers and enthusiasts who share their top photo business goals for 2015. From plans to invest money, market their work and find inspiration, plus challenges they anticipate, get the full lowdown in The Photographer’s Outlook on 2015.  Inside, learn how photographers will focus their photo careers this year, including answers to questions like: Which social network will photographers use most to market their work? Which business topics will they hone in on most? What’s the biggest challenge they anticipate? Which…
  • Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

    Sarah Jacobs
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:40 am
    Freelance photo editor and photographer Wendy George (pictured above) has been in the business for the past four years – two of which she spent as a full time photo-ed at the Huffington Post, and currently she’s freelancing for iHeartRadio as well as shooting for various publications. While her education from SVA and ICP created a solid base, her career got a kickstart while interning and assisting photographers at iHeartRadio. As a photo editor, Wendy is constantly getting approached by photographers looking for work – but not everyone goes about it the right way. We…
  • Selects #29: Vacation

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Whether vacation for you means experiencing a new culture for the first time, relaxing in the sun for a few days, or even kayaking your way to a clear head, sometimes we all deserve a good break. It goes without saying that we loved poring over the amazing vacation shots submitted via Lattice for this 29th Selects, our opt-in email that showcases PhotoShelter talent. You can see our top picks in the Selects email, here. Photo by Tomas Tyner Want to be featured in the next Selects? We’re looking for images of love for our Valentines Day themed edition going out Feb. 13, 2015. Submit via…
  • New Member Shout Outs: January Edition

    Sarah Jacobs
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re starting off 2015 strong with a new batch of PhotoShelter members who are sharing their fantastic work on our templates. Below are a few members that caught our eye with their strong work, nifty logos and use of our Beam templates. Moe Kafer Moe Kafer’s Element homepage Name/Site: Moe Kafer PhotoShelter template: Element Member since: Dec. 19, 2014 Location: London Specialty and background: Moe is a food photographer who captures not only the dishes, but the people, scenery and culture surrounding it.  Working both in-studio and on-location in London and around the world,…
  • My Pretend Photo School

    Allen Murabayashi
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:02 pm
    It can be instructive to look across different creative industries to see how non-photographers are dealing with rapid change in society. We have written before about The Top 10 Things Photographers Wished They Learned in Photo School and What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School – education is so vital to our individual and national success that we will continue to revisit the topic with relative frequency. As a music major, I was intrigued to read Ivan Trevino’s My Pretend Music School,  and found many parallels that could be extended to the photo industry.
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    c h r o m a s i a

  • Venice Carnival 2014 #10

    djn1@chromasia.com
    17 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    After snivelling around the house for the last couple of weeks with man-flu I thought it was about time I posted something, and as I'm heading off to the Venice Carnival again next month I thought this was a good choice.
  • shenzhen #4

    djn1@chromasia.com
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    When I first started photoblogging, way back in 2004, I posted pretty much every image that I was reasonably pleased with. In recent years I've been more selective, to the point where I have at least 150 images sitting on my hard drive that I can't decide whether to post. They aren't any worse than my previous images, so it's not a quality issue, I just can't decide whether they're worth posting. I don't think they're any worse than any of my previous images, so it's not a quality issue: more a case of not being sure what they say. Which, in turn, reflects a lack of direction in my…
  • Merry Christmas 2014

    djn1@chromasia.com
    23 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    I'm not sure why, but this feels like a good image for the time of year, so here's wishing you all a great Christmas and a Happy New Year :)
  • beneath the sky

    djn1@chromasia.com
    22 Dec 2014 | 10:37 am
    Another quiet image today. capturedcameralensfocal lengthapertureshutter speedshooting modeexposure biasmetering modeISOflashimage qualityRAW converterimage editorplugins (etc)cropped? 11,48am on 16/12/14 Fujifilm X-T1 XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS 10mm f/8.0 1/7 aperture priority +0.3 average 200 no RAW Camera Raw Photoshop CC (2014) none 16x9
  • Dubai little planet #3

    djn1@chromasia.com
    20 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    Here's another (pseudo) 'little planet' from Dubai, shot from the rooftop bar of the Four Points by Sheraton on Sheik Zayed Road.
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    The New Camera

  • More Detailed Specification of Canon 5Ds Camera

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:20 pm
    After the initial leaked specification, few more details surfaced over the web, The ISO of 5Ds can be expanded upto 12800 and finally we confirmed that the AF system is same as of Canon 5D Mark III Detailed Specifications… 50.6MP full-size CMOS sensor (53MP total count) Regular sensitivity ISO 100-6400, expand to 12800 High precision 61-point AF, 41 cross type No headphone Continue reading More Detailed Specification of Canon 5Ds CameraRelated Posts:Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R Image and Specification LeakedCanon 7D Mark II Rumored Specification [Update]Canon X70 DSLR Major Specification…
  • Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R Image and Specification Leaked

    admin
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Finally Canon high megapixel monster images leaked today, both the models are expected to announce on next week. The upcoming camera will feature a 50.6MP FF CMOS sensor, with the help Dual DIGIC6 image processor the  ISO sensitivity can be boost upto 6400 and you get continuous shooting speed of 5fps, the camera will feature high Continue reading Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R Image and Specification LeakedRelated Posts:Canon 7D Mark II image and Full Specification LeakedCanon 7D Mark II Full Specification LeakedCanon 750D / T6i Rumored SpecificationCanon Confirms Development of High Resolution…
  • Sony and Canon – Sensor Partnership Rumor

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    According to latest articles published over the web, Sony will add dual-pixel CMOS AF technology to its Sensor, specially for Canon only… In other words, and according to the source, Canon and Sony will agree on a patent exchange to produce a 53MP sensor for Canon’s upcoming high resolution DSLRs. This sensor would keep the Exmor Continue reading Sony and Canon – Sensor Partnership RumorRelated Posts:Canon 5D Mark IV and 6D Mark II Rumor UpdateCanon 7D Mark II to have 5D Mark III AF System [Rumor]What to expect from Canon ?Canon Upcoming Cameras 2015Canon 7D Mark II Full…
  • Olympus E-M5 II Camera Leaked Images, Specification and Price

    admin
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    The to be announced Olympus E-M5 II camera images leaked today, take a look at the rumored specification, The Olympus E-M5 II camera specification Magnesium alloy body Dust and water and low temperature resistance 16MP sensor Image processing engine TruePic VII 5-axis camera shake correction Video full HD60p, 24fps also possible (highest bit rate: 77Mbps) 3″ 1.04 million dot vari-angle touchscreen LCD 2.36 million dot EVF Built-in Continue reading Olympus E-M5 II Camera Leaked Images, Specification and PriceRelated Posts:Olympus XZ-10 Specification LeakedOlympus XZ-2 Images…
  • Canon EOS M3 Rumored Specification

    admin
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:38 am
    According to canonwatch website, the New Canon EOS M3 is rumored to be announced on Feb 6, 2015, take a look at the rumored specification below… Canon EOS M3 rumored specification 24.2MP sensor Dual Pixel CMOS AF III Automatic shooting modes ISO 100-12,800 range 7 fps NFC Optional EVF I don’t say this specification is true or false, but the specification look similar to Continue reading Canon EOS M3 Rumored SpecificationRelated Posts:Sony and Canon – Sensor Partnership RumorCanon 750D / T6i Rumored SpecificationCanon 7D Mark II Rumored Specification [Update]Canon 7D Mark II…
 
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    PHOTO CONTEST INFORMATION

  • The Trust Women Photo Award

    abhishek
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    Photographers and photojournalists are invited to submit images capturing the lives and stories of remarkable women around the world, who are achieving incredible things in their communities. Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide. Entry Fee: Free Prizes: Out of the 10 finalists one selected photographer will receive: The prestigious Trust Women Photo Award A showcase of their […]
  • ABSTRACTS Photography Contest 2015

    abhishek
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 pm
    It is a world of “anything goes”, where the elements of light, shadow, texture, color and line combine to form images of emotional power or visual beauty, stark contrasts or subtle shades of tonality — the world of ABSTRACTS. It is a world without boundaries, real or imagined? as unlimited as the photographer’s imagination. This […]
  • Travel photography contest Aisa 2015

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Travel photography contest Aisa is conduction a new travel photography contest that is open for both professional and amateur travel photographers who have traveled in Asia. This photo contest aims to highlight the vibrancy of the people, places, food and festivals in Asia. Our aim is to reach out to the large amateur and professional […]
  • Participate in the Exhibitions Without Walls 2015

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:48 pm
    We often get emails asking us what types of images would be best to submit for a particular theme. Our response is one of “Use your imagination and creativity.” Well this competition has no restrictions and doesn’t require interpretation. It is all about submitting what you think is some of your best work, nothing more. […]
  • Travel Become You Photo Contest 2015

    admin
    17 Jan 2015 | 5:54 pm
    Eligibility: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, and Canada, at least 25 years of age Free to Enter Categories: People and potraits Nature and wildlife History and culture Private guided moments Prizes: One lucky Grand Prize Winner will receive a once-in-a-lifetime 5* safari for 2 through Tanzania 4 lucky winners will […]
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    Montana Smith Photo Blog

  • Capturing the Best Christmas Photo

    Montana
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    The turkey with pork and apricot stuffing is roasted. Gifts of live video camera drone, mobile workstation, 3D printing pen, electric pepper grinder, personalized mixtape pillow and musical wine glasses are wrapped. The tree is decorated with garlands, ribbons, nutcrackers, snowflakes, strands of lights and topped with holly leaves and berries. Singapore wine delivery is ordered. The man of the house is forced into a Santa suit. All that’s missing is beautiful photos for the memory and here are some Christmas photography tips and ideas:   Preparation Pack the camera, the batteries, the…
  • Tips for Portrait Photography

    Montana
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:46 am
    A year ended and another year began, and hopefully this will be a wonderful year of joy and happiness, fun and travel for the readers of this article. To make the year better, here are some photography tips for you to capture your upcoming fond memories of 2015:   Focus on the eyes Sometimes when you lovingly watch your significant other gently blows the florets off the dandelion, it melts your heart and you just have to get a picture of that. Although eye contact is not always recommendable in a portrait, sharp eyes definitely are. This can be achieved either by manually selecting an AF…
  • 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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    Blog Photopassion : Guillaume Manceron

  • J’étais Porte de Vincennes

    Celine Manceron
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Dans cet article, dans ce témoignage, il y a des chances que nombre d’entre vous, s’y retrouvent… Ce jour là, ce fameux vendredi 9 Janvier 2015, j’étais Porte de Vincennes… Comme tous les jours d’ailleurs… et comme beaucoup de parisiens ou de franciliens qui travaillent autour… Ce jour là, ces images, ce lieu devenu lieu de recueillement, je n’avais pas envie d’en parler, ni de le photographier… Mais finalement, j’en ai peut-être besoin. Besoin pour accepter ce drame… besoin pour essayer de comprendre……
  • Conférence : comment choisir son matériel photo

    Celine Manceron
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:17 am
    Je vous propose de retrouver l’enregistrement de la dernière conférence en ligne : comment choisir son matériel photo ! Choisir son matériel photo, cela peut sembler bien compliqué ! Réflex ? Hybride ? Et quel objectif choisir ? Pourquoi une telle différence de prix entre les objectifs ? Que signifie VR ou même IS ? Objectif + Boitier, c’est bien, mais quels sont les accessoires indispensables également ? Quand on commence en photo, on se pose tous ce genre de questions. On est perdu au milieu de la jungle des abréviations, les vendeurs essaient de nous conseiller,…
  • Reportage Photo – Barcelone

    Celine Manceron
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:31 am
    Il y a 2 ans, une vague de froid s’est abattu sur la France… Je ne sais pas si vous vous souvenez, d’un seul coup, il a neigé sur Paris, et les aéroports se sont retrouvés bloqués ! Je m’en souviens très bien, car on revenant de Barcelone, et on repartait de Venise… donc nos vols avaient été très impactés par la neige ! Il y a donc 2 ans, nous sommes parti à Barcelone. Cela faisait un moment qu’on avait envie de découvrir cette ville, et pour plusieurs raisons : Ville jeune et dynamique En plein hiver, on avait envie de voir un peu de soleil…
  • Trucs et astuces en photographie

    Celine Manceron
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:02 am
    Au mois de Décembre, nous avons publié une série de 25 trucs et astuces en photo. Les conseils portent notamment sur la préparation du sac, la prise de vue, le transport, le traitement et divers conseils. Afin de vous y retrouver facilement, je vous propose aujourd’hui, tous les liens organisés par grandes thématiques. Préparation et Matériel Préparez votre sac la veille Ne partez pas trop chargé Avoir du stock de cartes mémoire, batterie Paramétrez votre appareil photo avant Réglez les fuseaux horaire Pensez au papier Prise de vue Le mauvais temps n’existe pas Utilisez les…
  • Journal d’un photographe – Interface d’Optics Pro 10

    Celine Manceron
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Après vous avoir présenté mon projet de tester DXO Optics Pro 10, et surtout, après l’installation, il est temps de passer à la décomposition et à la présentation de l’interface. Dans le prochain article, on parlera du traitement, et je vous réserve même une surprise Au niveau de l’interface, on distingue très vite deux grandes rubriques : la partie ORGANISER et la partie PERSONNALISER ! Dans ma tête, je pense donc immédiatement que dans ORGANISER, je vais retrouver mon arborescence, mes dossiers, mes regroupements et effectuer mon catalogage… et que dans…
 
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    Stay Focused

  • CES 2015

    Arnie Lee
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:28 pm
    The Consumer Electronics Show If you don’t count the time that my father took me to the CES in New York City during the 60’s, I’ve been consistently attending the annual Consumer Electronics Show each January. Other than the one or two shows that I’ve missed since 1982, I’ve been able to leave the cold and snow of Michigan to spend a few days in the warmth and sun of southern Nevada. For most of these past 33 years I attended CES as an exhibitor. As a publisher in the computer industry, we used CES to promote and market our lines of software and books. Awhile…
  • 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 places where we could see and touch a multitude of flying machines. My favorite time was strolling 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 – Sony ActionCam

    Arnie Lee
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:53 pm
    For Movies on the Move For several years now, GoPro has demonstrated the overwhelming popularity of action videos. They have built an empire of a business around its brand. Sony’s HDR-AS100V and newer, yet slightly smaller HDR-AZ1 cameras are the center of their video system for recording action in the field. Both units pack lots of features into a very compact space: 1080p with image stabilization, stereo sound, high speed recording, 170-degree view, interval recoding, and WiFi and NFC equipped and GPS (AS100V only). They are ruggedized and are waterproof, shockproof, dustproof and…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 – Masterpix

    Arnie Lee
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Corning’s Gorilla Glass Photos As I was browsing the aisles, I came across a booth with a display of many brilliant photos. I learned that all of these photos were printed directly on glass. Most people recognize the Corning brand. What they may not know is that Corning is the maker of Gorilla Glass. It’s the strong, scratch-resistant surface has made it the standard fare for an overwhelming number of mobile phones. Corning rep Katie Greene showed me this photo (of a gorilla, no less) and explained the multi-step process of turning an image into a Masterpix photo. First a primer…
  • PhotoPlus Expo 2014 – Epson P600

    Arnie Lee
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:50 pm
    High Quality Desktop Printer I’m an ardent believer that it’s better to get your photographs off of your hard drive and into print. About ten years ago, we had a 13″ wide printer to handle some of our smaller photographs. However, after it died following a long and generous life, we chose not to replace it. Since then we’ve been using a variety of photofinishers to reproduce our photographs. After strolling by the Epson booth and seeing some of their impressive photograph displays, I talked to one of their customer representatives and am now considering their new…
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    Florida Wedding Photographer

  • Barefoot Beach Wedding

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

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

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

  • How to Shade Your Lens

    Michael Frye
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    Ponderosa pines in mist, El Capitan Meadow, YosemiteNatural light comes in an infinite variety of beautiful flavors. I love them all, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be backlight, because it consistently delivers some of the most interesting images. All of the photographs from my last two posts, the ones from above the fog layer, were made with the camera pointing toward the sun. The photograph above, one I haven’t posted here before, captures a moment when backlit mist rose into the pines in Yosemite’s El Capitan Meadow. This next image, voted my most top…
  • Oceans of Fog: Part Two

    Michael Frye
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Sunrise above a fog layer, Sierra Nevada foothills, Thursday morning; focal length was 75mmAs I mentioned in my last post, the fog display on Thursday morning might have been even better than Wednesday morning. It didn’t look very promising at first. There was no fog at our house, and none in Mariposa either, so I knew Mt. Bullion wouldn’t work. Claudia was with me this time, and we decided to take a back road out into the lower foothills. At one point we crested a ridge, and there, below us, was the sea of fog. Again I was fortunate to find a good viewpoint looking toward the…
  • Oceans of Fog: Part One

    Michael Frye
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Fog and southern Sierra peaks from Mt. Bullion at sunrise, Mariposa County, Wednesday morningAfter the episode of dense fog in the Central Valley that I mentioned in my last post, the fog lifted into what meteorologists call a stratus deck last week – essentially a layer of fog that’s slightly above ground level. From the Central Valley the stratus deck would look like a low overcast. If you were to drive out of the valley into the Sierra, you’d climb into the clouds, and into a layer of fog, and then eventually get above the fog and into sunshine. And if you could find a hill…
  • Oaks in the Mist

    Michael Frye
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:52 pm
    Oak, sun, and fog, Sierra Nevada foothillsAs regular readers know, I love fog. It’s a little like snow in the way it can transform an ordinary landscape into something dreamlike. We’ve had a lot of interesting fog around here lately. Last week the fog was very dense in the Central Valley, sometimes persisting all day rather than burning off in the afternoon. One morning we made an early trip into the lower foothills of Mariposa County, an area with rolling, grassy hills and scattered oaks (I’ve posted images from there before). I was hoping that the fog would be thick enough…
  • Wildlife Landscapes

    Michael Frye
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Sandhill cranes, fog, and the setting moon, San Joaquin Valley, CAAlthough I specialize in photographing landscapes these days, I also enjoy photographing the masses of migrating birds that spend the winter in California’s Central Valley. And while I won’t pass up an opportunity to capture a close-up wildlife portrait, most of the time I’m trying to include some of the animals’ habitat. I’m really attempting to photograph landscapes with birds in them, and, as with other landscapes, use the light, weather, and moment to convey a mood. Last Tuesday morning Claudia…
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    Newscom FocalPoint

  • Politics in Pictures: Sonia Sotomayor

    Annabelle Quinn
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Sonia Sotomayor testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her nomination to be a Supreme Court Judge, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 16 July 2009. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic to be nominated to the highest court in the United States. MICHAEL REYNOLDS/EPA/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: epaphotosthree879638 She is the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice and the third female to join the highest court in the United States. Since her swearing in, back in 2009, Sotomayor has done things a little differently than her fellow Justices – including…
  • Celebrity Picture Profile: Uzo Aduba

    Annabelle Quinn
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Celebrity arrivals at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, CA.. .Pictured: Uzo Aduba. @Parisa/Splash News/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: spnphotosfive889141 She’s one of the break out stars of Orange is the New Black, and her critical acclaim is getting her big awards. Uzo Aduba plays Crazy Eyes on the hit Netflix series which will be entering it’s third season this year. And it was just this past week that she was honored with a big win for her role. Since staring as Crazy Eyes, Aduba has been nominated for for several awards and has won the…
  • Editors’ Picks: Gluta the Dog, Tom Brady, & Winter Storm Juno

    Jessica A. Pechmann
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Her smile is infectious, check out her adorable grin on her Tumblr page, http://gluta.tumblr.com/ looking at the images it’s hard to believe that rescue dog Gluta had a rather unfortunate start to life as an abandoned dog wandering the streets of Thailand. CB2/ZOB/Sorasart Wisetsin/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: wennoddpix074201 Getting noticed all around the world, Gluta the rescue dog from Thailand, is one smiley pup! Enough to get you through the week, Gluta is an undeniably photogenic dog. She loves to dress up and show off on her very own tumblr page! Newscom gets…
  • Around the World: Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Ty Cobb
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Woman in the outdoor hot pool of the spa resort. Eye Ubiquitous/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: euphotos025314 Colorado is home to some of the best skiing in the world. This winter is a special winter for Colorado’s oldest continually operating ski area, Steamboat Springs which is celebrating 100 years of skiing. It was Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian skier, who introduced the sporting aspect of skiing to the area and opened up the first ski hill. Skiing still brings in a lot of visitors to the city it has grown into a city with a lot to see and do all year round.    Howelsen…
  • Athletes in Focus: Tom Brady

    Ty Cobb
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:42 pm
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) before a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN. Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire DAL/Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire/Newscom. License this image from Newscom.com: iconphotosfour034669 After 15 years in the NFL, six Super Bowl appearances, three Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and two NFL regular season MVPs (plus a smoking hot wife) it would be easy to think Tom Brady has always had everything, but the truth is Brady has overcome so many challenges during his career. The…
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    Thoughts of a Bohemian

  • Shutterstock buys Rex for $33 Million

    pmelcher
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:47 am
    North America woke up with the news that golden boy photo agency Shutterstock acquired no less than 2 companies in what seems as one swoop. One, in the music category, the other, in the photo... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
  • Buying an audience

    pmelcher
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:29 am
    Ever so often, the topic of the value of a photograph emerges from the bowels of online conversations. Very quickly, the conversation ends with the undisputed point that a photo should at least cover... everything you ever wanted to know about photography
 
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    Photography Tips from the Top Floor

  • tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Chris talks about Donegal, Ireland, about speeding up Lightroom on the new 5k iMac and Sonny Portacio of Pocketlenses.com joins the show to talk about shooting with your smartphone. Show Links: Support the show on Patreon Workshop: Darjeeling First Flush – May 2015 Workshop: Donegal Dreamscapes – September 2015 Pocket Lenses – by Sonny Portacio … Continue reading tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own The post tfttf668 – The Smallest Camera You Own appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • Darjeeling First Flush – Tea-Themed Photo Tour/Workshop

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    While getting ready for the Iceland tour (starting in 3 days), I’m also in the process of arranging details with our Indian tour operator for the May 2015 Darjeeling First Flush photo tour. Important: we have TWO seats left for the tour. You can find more information about the tour here. This is the only … Continue reading Darjeeling First Flush – Tea-Themed Photo Tour/Workshop The post Darjeeling First Flush – Tea-Themed Photo Tour/Workshop appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:52 pm
    Finally the detailed version of how to tell visual stories. Chris has been experimenting and now added a second layer to his Lightroom workflow, not just boiling down photos to the best of the best, but also sorting them into stories that can include pictures from all quality levels. He then uses Storehouse to put … Continue reading tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling The post tfttf667 – Visual Storytelling appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Chris talks about visual storytelling, selfie-sticks (yes, again), finding the right macro lens (or faking it) and finally: how to do manual exposure the right way? Follow along with his walk-through to learn something today. The Oatmeal: Should you buy a selfie stick? Russian Space Selfie – NO STICK INVOLVED! (Video) iMore show 439: Ally’s … Continue reading tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick The post tfttf666 – Manual Macro Selfie Stick appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
  • tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography

    chris@chrismarquardt.com (Chris Marquardt)
    9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Well.. isn’t it all photography? Doesn’t it feel kinda wrong to look down on those who shoot with a smartphone? And honestly, we’re doing it all, aren’t we? Is it any less serious than shooting with a big DSLR? Chris discusses this and more questions. Also: Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick… Show Links: 22 … Continue reading tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography The post tfttf665 – Hit Me With Your Selfie Stick – Smartphone Photography appeared first on Photography Tips from the Top Floor.
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  • Hawkitecture with the Sony a6000–Seattle Skies Are Lit With Blue & Green

    30 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    f/4.5 @ 70 mm, 1/20, ISO 3200, No FlashMake no mistake, the 12th man’s presence can be felt anywhere in Seattle right now Seattle is lit with blue and green colors everywhere this week in what is being referred to as “Hawkitecture” as it prepares for its second straight Super Bowl. Even if you aren’t a Seahawks fan, I thought some of you would appreciate this different view of Seattle that I captured while reviewing the Sony a6000. f/4 @ 20 mm, 1/6, ISO 800, No Flash, HandheldEntering the land of the 12th Man All of the shots featured are unedited a6000 shots that were taken using…
  • Top 10 Things To Improve Your Photography

    27 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Follow these tips to start making better photographs I’ve been blogging about Photography since 2008. During that time I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to review well over a thousand different products – some of which have been for the blog and some have been products I purchased personally. During my journey I’ve learned a lot, so what follows are the 10 most valuable things I’ve learned since I first became a photographer in 1984 with my Canon Rebel AE-1. What follows here are the tips I would give my family and friends if they came to me today asking for advice on how they could…
  • REVIEW: Sony a6000 & 16-70mm (Part I of II)–Real World Photos

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
    Sony Alpha a6000 with 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Lens PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS 24.3MP APS-C Exmor APS HD CMOS Sensor BIONZ X Image Processor Tru-Finder 0.39" 1,440k-Dot OLED EVF 3.0" 921k-Dot Xtra Fine Tilting LCD Full HD 1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC Fast Hybrid AF & 179 Phase-Detect Points Up to 11 fps Shooting and ISO 25600 Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash Hands On Thoughts Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera Body The Sony a6000 has been out for a while, but I have had a bunch of requests to review this camera so I finally broke down and did it.
  • COMPARISON: Variable Neutral Density Filters (Singh-Ray, B+W, Hoya, Tiffen & Bower)

    23 Jan 2015 | 6:01 am
      B+W, Bower, Hoya, Singh-Ray & Tiffen VariND  Filters After a lot of work behind the scenes, I’m happy to bring to you the first big comparison article of the year. This is a great line up of variable neutral density filters ranging in price from $55 to $340 at the time this article was written. Read on to find out which is the best and if the bargain filters are just as good as the pricey competition. What is a Variable Neutral Density Filter? Mountain stream photo that hangs in my home was taken with a Neutral Density Filterprinted on Satin Cloth Gallery Wrap Elite by…
  • At the Zoo with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II–Unedited Photos

    21 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens I’m still reviewing the new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens, but I must admit that I’m loving every minute of it! What a great lens! Yes, I’d love to own the amazing Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS with 1.4X Extender, but it’s just way out of my budget. The good news is that this lens is a pretty good compromise and a hell of a lot closer in performance than I expected! Sadly the weather hasn’t cooperated, so I haven’t had an available day to shoot when the weather was nice. In fact, for this day at the zoo the weather was about as…
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  • Downton I

    Pamela Viola
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:37 pm
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  • Winged Flight

    Pamela Viola
    19 Jan 2015 | 7:32 am
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  • Head North

    Pamela Viola
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
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    Pamela Viola
    14 Jan 2015 | 11:33 am
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  • Circle Game 1 and 2

    Pamela Viola
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:19 pm
    New abstract diptych© 2015 Pamela H. Viola  Subscribe in a reader
 
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  • Photographer Brandon Stanton Raises $1 Million+ for Brooklyn School Through Portraits

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York has become one of the most influential photo projects in the world since it launched back in November 2010. Tens of millions of people follow Stanton as he shoots portraits of people on the street and shares the images online with their stories. Here’s a great example of how powerful his photos have become: a single photo posted earlier this month has raised more than $1 million for a school in Brooklyn to help send students to college. It all started when Stanton ran into a 13-year-old student named Vidal. When asked about who had…
  • Shooting Aston Martins from a Minivan at 120MPH on the Daytona Speedway

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Here’s an interesting 1-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how the racing team The Racer’s Group (TRG) recently did a photo shoot that involved two Aston Martins zipping around the Daytona International Speedway. The shoot involved 6 people, two Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 racecars worth about $750,000 each, and a van rental policy from Enterprise Rent-a-Car. TRG Chief Communications Officer Jason Myers drove the minivan around the track at speeds of up to 120 miles per hour while team photographer Brian Cleary pointed his camera out the back of the open vehicle. Cleary…
  • ‘Cloud Bursting’ Service Can Ensure Sunny Wedding Photos for $150,000

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Want to ensure sunshine for bright and happy outdoor wedding photographs? All you need is $150,000. A UK-based company has begun offering a “cloud bursting” service that can 100% guarantee fair weather for your wedding day and photographs. Oliver’s Travels, a luxury travel and rental service, has begun offering the service for prospective brides and grooms who are interested in a sunny destination wedding at certain venues in France (the company is planning on expanding availability to the UK and Italy if the concept “takes off”). For a fee starting at £100,000…
  • The Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone,” Says the FAA

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:28 am
    If you’re anywhere near the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona this Sunday while the Super Bowl is going on, you should keep your camera drone stored away. The FAA is warning the public that the Super Bowl is a “No Drone Zone”: fly your drone anywhere within 30 miles of the stadium during the game and you’re breaking the law. Here’s the short 15-second public service announcement released this week by the FAA: “Don’t spoil the game, leave your drone at home,” the agency says. Gizmodo created a map showing what a 30-mile radius…
  • Leaked Photo and Specs of the Canon 11-24mm f/4L Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

    <a href='http://petapixel.com/author/michaelczhang/'>Michael Zhang</a>
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:23 am
    Another photo of the soon-to-be-announced Canon 11-24mm lens has leaked onto the Internet. This lens was first outed back in September 2014 when a different photo popped up briefly online before being taken down. In case you missed it the first time, here’s that first photo that shows the bulbous front element of the lens: The latest leak was published today over at digicam-info. Features will reportedly include: dust and water resistance, Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for reducing ghosting and flare, fluorine anti-smear coating for easier cleaning.
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  • Rush Hour Glare

    david
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Rush Hour Glare – Philadelphia – January 30, 2008 The original was shot in January 2008, an interesting composition with a great sunset. But here, thanks to Steve Kushner, we have an enhanced interpretation of the photograph. It brings out the essence of the image. Steve was an old friend and a brilliant artist. I love creative collaboration. You can listen to a conversational Podcast with him and me here.
  • Sundown Traffic

    david
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Center City, Philadelphia – January 30, 2008 Shot on this date, six years ago. Time seems to stand still, traffic-jam style.
  • Rushing River

    david
    30 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Virgin River, Zion National Park, Utah – January 30, 2009 Shot at 1/5th of a second, hand-held, to show water motion.
  • Meet the Neighbors

    david
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    Across the street from Jeff’s house – Virgin, Utah – January 30, 2009
  • Ranch Below Cathedral Rock

    david
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    Zion National Park – January 30, 2009
 
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    The Right Blue

  • Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta)

    BNS
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Colony of Colorful Sea Whips (Ellisella ceratophyta), Bunaken Island, Indonesiaby B. N. SullivanDespite its appearance, this is not a plant.  It is a colony of Sea Whips -- a type of soft coral.  This colorful species, Ellisella ceratophyta, occurs in many locations throughout the Indo-Pacific region.  I photographed this example at Indonesia's Bunaken Island.Sea Whips are Octocorals.  That is, their polyps have eight tentacles.  Like most Octocorals, they feed at night by extending their feathery tentacles to catch tiny bits of nutrients from the surrounding water.
  • The Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)

    BNS
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)by B. N. SullivanWe were on a night dive in the Turks and Caicos Islands when we came across this crab.  It is a Channel Clinging Crab (Mithrax spinosissimus), the largest species of Caribbean reef crab.How big is he?  We estimated that this crab's carapace measured about 15 cm (6 inches) across.  If you could measure across its spread-legged footprint, however, it would easily be over to 30 cm (12 inches).We were scanning around with our lights across a sandy area off the coast of West Caicos, when we saw this crab gallumphing…
  • Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?

    BNS
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Pregnant Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus)by B. N. SullivanSomeone we know saw a TV program about sharks, and learned that while some shark species lay eggs, others give live birth.  He asked us, "Have you ever seen a pregnant shark?"Yes, occasionally we have seen pregnant sharks, and I even managed to photograph one.  Above is a photo of a pregnant White Tip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus) that I took at Sipadan Island, off the coast of Borneo.  She looks like she is about ready to pop!This species is known to breed in the Autumn and Winter.  The gestation period is…
  • Happy Holidays from The Right Blue!

    BNS
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus) and Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus), with polyps extendedby B. N. SullivanWe chose this image for our holiday post because we thought it looked festive. We hope you agree.The photo, taken during a night dive off  Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands, shows a stand of Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) with its polyps extended for feeding.  Nestled cozily in the coral is a kind of Polychaete worm called the Christmas Tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus).  The worm burrows into coral and secretes a calcareous tube in…
  • 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…
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    H&H Color Lab

  • The Photoshop Playbook

    Forum Admin
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:51 am
    As a new user to Photoshop, opening the application can be extremely intimidating. I remember the first time I opened Photoshop and thought “Now What?” Reading the help didn’t help much. It explained what each tool did, but rarely gave me an example of when I would use it. For example, I wanted to know how to do an eye swap. Well, that can involve the marquee tool. Copying, Pasting, Using Masks, Transforming and possibly levels or curves to make it happen. That was a lot of reading to do in help and it didn’t tell me how to put each of those steps together. Well, a lot has changed…
  • 115 Professional Photographers to Follow on Instagram

    Forum Admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Never before in human history have we been able to so easily access the work of the world’s greatest living artists. If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than these 115 amazing photographers on Instagram. punkodelish – 376k Followers bradleycastaneda – 50k Followers withhearts – 440k Followers victorofvalencia – 8k Followers chrisburkard – 529k Followers jonathan360 – 22k Followers roblutter – 51k Followers benjaminheath – 700k Followers michaelmatti – 45k Followers nicanorgarcia – 626k Followers garethpon…
  • “The Connection” From H&H Color Lab, January 2015

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    6 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
  • Can You Guess Where the Most Photos Were Taken in 2014?

    Forum Admin
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:37 am
    Instagram just released the 10 most common geotagged locations photographs were taken using its app this year. Take a look! The 10 Most Common Photography Locations on Instagram in 2014 Disneyland in Anaheim, California Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California Times Square in New York, New York Photo by chensiyuan Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand Photo by Mark Fischer Gorky Park in Moscow, Russia Photo by A.Savin Musée du Louvre in Paris, France Photo by Hteink.min Red Square in Moscow, Russia Madison Square Garden in New York, New York Yankee Stadium in New York, New York…
  • Solving the Problems of Classroom Composites

    Forum Admin
    24 Dec 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the world of school photography schools expect their school photographer to provide service items. One of these items is class composites. hhschools has the innovative automated class composite product that quickly, easily and cost effectively helps the photographer create these complex class composites automatically!  It is the only system like it in the world that provides simple, fast and inexpensive class composites. Schools need their composites to show: School administrators Principles Teachers Students grouped per class Attractive clean design Custom Graphics, backgrounds and…
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    Blog - Howard Grill Photography

  • Using A Texture To Add Warmth

    Howard G
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Some time back I had posted an image of the interior of The First Presbyterian Church Of Pittsburgh, along with a short story about how I came to be able to photograph the interior of the church that day. I always liked that picture of the interior, but in that same post I also showed a photo of the beautiful exterior doors of the church.....however, I never really felt that the photo of the doors was quite right.  It just didn't pull out the deep warm hues and the depth of the wood of the imposing doors.In the past, I had tried several things to try to achieve the effect I felt the…
  • The Atwood-Higgins House

    Howard G
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:48 am
    A few years back, I had the opportunity to go on a photography workshop in Provincetown, Massachusetts.  One of the places we photographed was the Atwood-Higgins house.  I was drawn to the texture in the wood and old peeling paint on the outside of the house.  But the door was the best part.  The door had the texture, the peeling paint, the color, and the great heart shaped placard on the door with the angled handle.  You have to photograph what you are drawn to!  The door of the Atwood-Higgins house in Provincetown, MA© Howard Grill   Subscribe to…
  • Quick Quotes: Robert Adams

    Howard G
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:47 am
    "No place is boring if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film."Robert AdamsI always enjoy quotes that relate to the fact that you don't have to go on expensive, exotic journies to remote places in order to make interesting photographs.  I suppose that is why I enjoy photos of the "Intimate Landscape" so much......because they can be found almost anywhere. Subscribe to Motivation Photo Blog by Email
  • Spider Rock: Canyon de Chelly

    Howard G
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:55 am
    Back in 2005 I went on a photo workshop which included a brief stay at Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona. During one of the evenings we photographed Spider Rock, an amazing structure that is over 800 feet high and the formation of which is said to have started over 230 million years ago. To see this site within the Canyon is truly awe inspiring, in a way that words can not truly express (at least not with my ability to use them).  My understanding is that in Navajo lore Spider Woman was a deity-like figure who assisted the Navajo in many ways and whose home was said to be on the…
  • The Geometry Series III

    Howard G
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    I previously posted some thoughts I had about assembling my "geometry" series.  This would be a series of images that are based on simple found geometric lines. The first and second entries that started the series are here and here.And now I have the third in the series:  Geometric circles formed by the wall of a grain elevator.© Howard Grill  For this image I used a telephoto lens to seemingly 'compress' the distance between the two grain silos. Because of the focal length and the distance between the two silos, even at f16 both silos were unable to be rendered…
 
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    International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers

  • Best Wedding Photography of 2014 – ISPWP 1st Place Contest Winning Images

    Joe Milton
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:18 am
    The ISPWP holds a members-only wedding photography contest four times a year. Each contest has 20 different categories, so over the four quarterly contests that adds up to 80 First Place winners for the entire year. Here is a look back at ALL 80 1st place winning images published in 2014. 1st PLACE | ALL ABOUT LIGHT | WINTER 2013 Chris Huang | We-Sweet Photography | Taipei, Taiwan 1st PLACE | BRIDAL PARTY PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Matous Duchek | Matous Duchek | Prague, Czech Republic 1st PLACE | BRIDE AND GROOM PORTRAIT | WINTER 2013 Galina Nabatnikova | GRANINPHOTO.RU | Moscow, Russia 1st…
  • Real Wedding | Germany | Germany Wedding Photographer Georgii Shugol

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Georgii Shugol, Germany Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: St Petersburg, Russia Wedding Date: February 16, 2013 Client Names: Maria and Vasiliy Real Wedding Description Beautiful winter wedding of Mary and Vasiliy, in St. Petersburg Russia. On the street it was – 20C degrees. It was cold, but love makes everything warmer. photos ©Georgii Shugol Wedding Photographer Contact Information Georgii Shugol | Germany Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Shugol | Email: ggshoogol@gmail.com | Phone: +79817374812 Wedding Photographer…
  • Real Wedding | Baia Mare, Romania | Romania Wedding Photographer Rares ION

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    Wedding Photographer: Rares ION, Baia Mare, Romania Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: June 30, 2014 Client Names: Alina and Razvan Real Wedding Description Alina and Razvan are kindred spirits. They are so positive and if you are near them you can feel the positive status going straight to your heart. Their wedding took place in Alina’s native town, Baia Mare (Romania), a nice and quiet city you should visit sometime. The orthodox ceremony was held in a small church, and before, the Mayor himself has performed the marriage…
  • Real Wedding | Umbria, Italy | Italy Wedding Photographer Andrea Tappo

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 11:12 am
    Wedding Photographer: Andrea Tappo, Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Castello di Montignano Wedding Date: September 14, 2014 Client Names: Nour and Emad Real Wedding Description Nour and Emad came from Beirut and decided to get married in Italy. Castello di Montignano was the location chosen for their intimate wedding, and the ceremony was beautiful. photos ©Andrea Tappo Wedding Photographer Contact Information Andrea Tappo | Umbria, Italy Wedding Photographer, ISPWP Member Website: Andrea Tappo Fotografo di Matrimoni | Email:…
  • Real Wedding | Arcachon, France | France Wedding Photographer DavidOne

    ispwp
    2 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Wedding Photographer: DavidOne, Arcachon, France Wedding Photographer Ceremony and Reception Location: Villa la Tosca, Arcachon Wedding Date: June 06, 2014 Client Names: Aurore and Romain Real Wedding Description Aurore and Romain are a young Parisian couple. They wanted to have their wedding in a beautiful region of France : Bassin d’Arcachon. They rented a villa (illa la Tosca) which is just in front of a beach … A beautiful sunny day, with a ceremony in the garden … and a beautiful light appears in the evening – it gives us the opportunity to make some…
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    Larry Lourcey Photography

  • Imaging USA 2015

    Larry
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    ImagingUSA is right around the corner!   For those who don’t know, ImagingUSA is the once-a-year photography extravaganza, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America. This thing is HUGE with loads of great educational programs and a mind-blowing trade show.  If you are anywhere near Nashville, this is can’t-miss.  If you aren’t near Nashville, you should GET to Nashville.  It is THAT cool! Senior Program As if things weren’t exciting enough, I will have the great honor of being on of the speakers at this year’s convention.  I’m doing a program…
  • 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…
 
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  • How Effective is Forskolin for Weight Loss?

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:27 pm
    Forskolin is an herbal extract from an Indian plant called Coleus forskohlii. Forskolin plant belongs to the mint family. It has been there since ancient time and has been used to treat various types of diseases ranging from hypertension, eczema, asthma, congestive heart failure, angina and psoriasis. Forskohlin have been a subject to the modern research before concluding that it can assist in weight management. Here we are going to discuss on how effective is forskolin for weight loss? Its weight loss benefits have made the herb a subject of interest. Its effectiveness on weight loss is…
  • How to Set Weight Loss Goals for 2015

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Most people find it difficult to set weight loss goals. The goals are often based on a desire to go back to a previous weight or a number an individual considers ideal. But this is not always the best approach. You have to think about the reasons why you want to lose weight before you can begin to set goals. Some people want to lose weight to improve their health while others want to boost their self image. Once you have an idea about your objectives, you can set realistic goals. Goal Standards The goals have to be tangible, realistic, attainable, measurable, and specific. Your initial step…
  • Are supplements effective for weight loss?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    Almost 70% of the Americans, who are 20 years or more, are found to use weight loss supplements. Lack of regular exercise or tendency to maintain good figure are the commonly found problems for these people in USA. The reasons of increasing health problems among Americans are unhealthy diet and negligence to exercises. As per USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, if one wants to keep good health, he/she has to monitor fat intake & calorie, maintain healthy life style and stay active. Weight loss resources & their effectiveness There are many weight loss resources and dieting…
  • Best Dietary Supplements for Women

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    19 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    If you’re trying to lose weight, you may be interested in trying a dietary supplement. While there are many dietary supplements on the market, they’re certainly not all created equal. However, if you’re interested in learning more about the best diet supplements for women, try one of these top choices. Cellular D4 Thermal Shock This is a dietary supplement that has been nominated several times for being one of the best fat and weight loss products on the market today. With this supplement, you’ll find a potent mix of ingredients designed to boost your metabolism while…
  • How To Avoid Ineffective Diet Supplements

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    18 Nov 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Diet supplements have been very valuable to those who either want to lose weight, pack up some muscles or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle. They have made it convenient for individuals to supply themselves with nutrients that are essential for the body without having to spend money on tons of food that takes a lot of time and energy to prepare. Also, supplements are known to speed up the fitness progress of an individual. With the benefits that they offer, diet supplements can almost be considered as necessities for those who want to get back in good shape. Avoid Ineffective Diet…
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  • Antarctic Humpback

    Ron Niebrugge
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Humpback whales, Hope Bay, Antarctica. This was an exciting morning – we had two humpback whales just swimming and resting around and underneath my Zodiac  They were doing the same thing with Joe’s boat that you see pictured here – it was a thrill!   The only bummer – I had left the little card out of my GoPro.    This was in Hope Bay, Antarctica.
  • Arizona Spring

    Ron Niebrugge
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:59 am
    Wildflowers from March, 2010, one of the last years for wildflowers, Tonto National Forest, near Phoenix, Arizona. Well that two weeks at home sure went fast!  We are now in Arizona picking up our RV then will head to Anza-Borrego.  We picked an expensive time to pass through Phoenix with a big golf tournament and even bigger football game taking place in the area this week. It has rained off and on through out the first evening adding more rain to what has been a decent year for precipitation.  It has been a few years since we have had decent desert wildflowers, maybe this year will…
  • Rockhopper Penguin

    Ron Niebrugge
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:40 am
    Rockhopper Penguin, New Island, Falklands. Close-up of a rockhopper penguin.  Although they look awkward, it is amazing just how adapt these penguins are at hoping around steep, rocky terrain.  I could watch them for hours – and did! Canon 5D Mark III, 70-200 f/2.8 with 2x converter at 335mm.  Exposure;  ISO 640, f/9 1/640th of a second.
  • leopard seal

    Ron Niebrugge
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Leopard seal, Antarctica. We were fortunate enough to see and spend time with lots of leopard seals this year in Antarctica.  They are intimidating looking animals!
  • Maui Photos

    Ron Niebrugge
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Jogging at sunset at Mai Poina ‘Oe La’u Beach Park, Maui, Hawaii We are a bit behind on our website updates, but Janine worked hard while I was in Antarctica and was able to update our section of Maui Photos on our website from our wonderful time spent there just over a year ago.  
 
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  • Gear Review: Wacom Cintiq Companion 2

    Colby Brown
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas last week, Wacom announced the 13.3″ Cintiq Companion 2, which is essentially the 2nd generation in their line of powerful and portable tablets. Built with digital artists, photographers and graphic designers … Continued
  • A Year in Reflection – 2014

    Colby Brown
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:11 pm
    It is that time of year again when many of us not only look forward to new beginnings and making resolutions for the next 12 months, but also look back on the challenges and successes that the previous year brought … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
  • The Colby Brown Holiday Giveaway

    Colby Brown
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:10 am
    It is that time of year again and I have a pretty spectacular giveaway this time around. I have reached out to a variety of my partners and sponsors and have put together something special. Each week through the month … Continued
  • 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 … Continued
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  • Upgrade Your View

    Chris Corradino
    31 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    Florida is well known for its spectacular sunsets, but the colors of sunrise can be just as beautiful. With so many hotels situated right on the beach, or in this case, a lake, you don't even need to change out of your pajamas to get a great shot. Just be sure to ask for a room with a scenic view. These are often available at no extra cost. Instead of waking up to an unsightly parking lot, you can watch the sun spill over the horizon.
  • Blending Into the Scenery

    Chris Corradino
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:04 am
    These little lizards are about as common in Florida as squirrels are in New York. Rather than photographing it with a macro lens, I pulled back for a wider look at how the creature fits into its environment. 
  • Vortex in Green

    Chris Corradino
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:50 am
    Don't stare too long or your eyes will play tricks on you. This is a close-up of a fan palm I found at the beautiful Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg. More images from that outing soon.
  • When the Snow First Started to Fall

    Chris Corradino
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:39 am
    People are now saying the storm was overhyped, and that it wasn't "that bad". The pictures show a different story however with near whiteout conditions, and a steady driving snow that made traveling quite treacherous.  With the LIRR declaring a shut down at 11pm, throngs of commuters surged into Penn Station trying to get home. Total accumulations varied by location, with most of Long Island receiving 12-18 inches.
  • Understanding Aperture, Part 2

    Chris Corradino
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    PART 2There's a common misconception amongst photography students who believe sharp photos are solely result of fast shutter speeds. While that is part of the equation, the other equally important consideration is the aperture. By achieving greater depth of field, it's possible to keep the entire subject in focus. If you missed Part 1 of this tutorial, catch it here and be sure to subscribe to my channel to be notified of new releases. 
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  • The Birth of Rock and Roll : Photographs from the collection of Jim Linderman plus a conversation with Joe Bonomo

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    The Birth of Rock and Roll is now available for pre-ordering on Amazon.  I received a copy and it turned out beautiful.  A coffee table book, and a book about music unlike any you have seen.My vintage photographs were handled beautifully by the fine folks at the publisher DUST-TO-DIGITAL and the design by award-winning Martin Venezky and his Appetite Engineers shop is fantastic.  Historian, essayist and music-writer Joe Bonomo contributes elegant prose.  160 pages and when they are laid open, each is 19" x 12" of striking jumping' and jivin' humanity!  I am proud…
  • Annual I'm Not at the Outsider Art Fair Post Famous Residences by Basil Merrett

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    My annual "I'm not at the Outsider Art Fair" series continues, here with works depicting famous residences by British eccentric and cypher Basil Merritt circa 1950.  I'd be there if I could, but I hate to fly.A few other posts in my unstructured and informal Outsider Art series are shown HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE   More or less.  Additional works by Basil Merrett are HERE.
  • Boy Preachers Boy Evangelists Boy Wonders and "your Al Sharptons" Photo Essay

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Lavin Burcham, the boy who had oil poured on his hands (olive oil…so says the bible) leads off our tribute here to miniature mouths for the Lord!  Boy Preachers are cool…it keeps them from being bad at least until they grow up.  Whenever you hear a talking head on Fox rail against "Your Al Sharptons…"  that's what they are talking about.  Boy Preachers!All these boy preachers have been profiled on the Old Time Religion Blog (which you should follow) except for Reverend Al.  Do you know why Fox hates  Al Sharpton?  Because other than the Brawley…
  • Little Women of Frank Wendt Vaudeville's Hoofers and Sweethearts Book

    25 Jan 2015 | 8:51 am
    At the turn of the century, thousands of young girls without the benefit of child labor laws traveled and performed nightly in the vaudeville and burlesque theaters of America.  Photographer Frank Wendt took their photographs.   They appear in the book HOOFERS AND SWEETHEARTS: THE LITTLE WOMEN OF FRANK WENDT. Hoofers and Sweethearts: The Little Women of Frank Wendt by Vintage Photographs from the Collection of Jim Linderman |
  • Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Duck Folk Art Sculpture

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:15 am
    Vintage Ventriloquist Dummy Duck Folk Art Sculpture circa 1950 Collection Jim LindermanBOOKS AND INSTANT PDF DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE HERE
 
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  • Marketing Yourself, Layoffs, and Mixed Media: Our Top 10 Favorite Blog Posts from 1/ 25-29

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:48 am
    By: Lauren Walters Ready to take the plunge into Imaging USA? First, stay up to date with what's happening in the world of photography. Read our top ten favorite blog posts and use them as conversation starters at the convention! 1.       5 Tips for Successfully Marketing Yourself at an Industry Trade Show PERSONAL BRAND: Headed to Imaging USA next week? Get a head start! Learn how to market yourself successfully for when you're walking around at the Expo. The first step is to plan, plan, and plan again! 2.       Why Sports…
  • Imaging USA Kickstart Scholarship Winners Gear Up for the Show

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    By John Owens Back in the fall, PPA launched the second annual PPA Kickstart Scholarship. Our four lucky PPA members are already in Nashville for their pre-convention classes--completely on the house! The winners were given the opportunity to choose between a full-day of hands on classes or a two-day Studio Management Services workshop. We chatted with each of our winners last month, and their excitement was evident. Each will be attending their first Imaging USA. Here are some highlights from the conversations:
  • See The Difference: Photographing High School Seniors

    28 Jan 2015 | 6:03 am
    By Chris Homer At PPA, we often hear that one of the biggest challenges facing professional photographers is the amount of competition out there from amateurs. It's important to educate your clients on the difference between a pro and an amateur, and why your likelihood of being happy with the results is so much higher if you hire a PPA photographer! PPA has a bunch of resources to help you  educate your clients. This high school seniors video is one of the latest additions to a library of resources PPA photographers can access to help market themselves and help clients and…
  • Happy as a Pig in a Peach Orchard

    27 Jan 2015 | 4:28 pm
    By Mariah Ashley I'm sitting here in Massachusetts with a blizzard bearing down on my house and all I can think is, This better not mess up my plans to go to Imaging USA in Nashville on Friday! It's colder than a frosted frog here so in the spirit of Nashville, I'm passing the time researching country and western idioms. What I've discovered is that we're pretty boring here in New England, at least in terms of color phrases. You know, one of the best things you can do when visiting a new place is to learn some local lingo. I've included a bunch in this post so that you can fit in too. You're…
  • Northeast Photographic Competition Open For Submissions

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    The Northeast District competition is now open! And since you're all hunkered down for this snowstorm, you've got time to do some editing and send in those images. Hopefully you'll be shoveled out by then, but Image submissions will be accepted until March 6. Your entered works will be judged March 13-14 in Columbus, Ohio. PPA urges our members to enter photographic competition to push yourselves to be more. You'll improve your craft and confidence in the process. "Once photographers get over the initial fear of competition, most keep entering year after year and become better…
 
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  • an informal portrait with the 85mm lens

    Neil vN
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:42 pm
    an informal portrait with the 85mm lens – Sarah S. Like pretty much every photo geek that I know of, I carry a camera with me wherever I go, for my personal photography. Now when the photography isn’t for an actual planned shoot or professional shoot, but just for fun walk-about – then the choice of gear somehow becomes more involved. What lens should I take – wide, normal or tele. Fixed or zoom. The bulk and weight become considerations – you don’t want to schlep around too much gear. Creativity and motivation quickly dissipate when your back and feet…
  • review & contest: Bolt VB-22 bare-bulb flash

    Neil vN
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:03 pm
    review: Bolt VB-22 barebulb flash These are good times for photographers who love using off-camera flash. There are more and more options coming out for us to choose from and use. B&H has rebranded their own version of a popular series of flashguns. The Bolt VB-22 bare-bulb flash (B&H) looks like the Cheetah Light CL-360, and the Godox Witstro AD360, and the Neewer AD-360. They all seem to have similar spec. So if you’ve been browsing for any of those options, B&H has the Bolt VB-22 flash at a competitive price. For the photo at the top, I had my camera set to 1/200 @…
  • book review: Creative Flash Photography, by Tilo Gockel

    Neil vN
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:11 am
    book review: Creative Flash Photography, by Tilo Gockel Tilo Gockel (website: FotoPraxis), is a German photographer who some might remember from guest articles that has appeared on Tangents. His article on innovative product photography on a budget – Diver’s Chronograph, was particularly impressive when you compare the results with the home setup. You might also know Tilo from various impressive posts in the Strobist group on Facebook. Prolific and innovative. The subtitle of this book is the best description of what you’d find inside: Great Lighting with Small Flashes: 40 Flash…
  • promotion – lingerie guide for boudoir photographers

    Neil vN
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:28 pm
    promotion – Jennifer Rozenbaum’s lingerie guide for boudoir photographers Jennifer Rozenbaum has released an 80-page guide teaching boudoir photographers about lingerie, accessories, tips and tricks to help them relate to their clients better. In addition it includes a 6 page cheat sheet that the photographers can customize with their own logos and images to present to their clients. It also includes a customizable check list for client use. First, you learn about all different types of lingerie. You’ll learn the difference between a bustier and a corset. Which type of bra…
  • high-speed flash sync (HSS) with the Profoto B1 portable flash

    Neil vN
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:20 pm
    high-speed flash sync (HSS) with the Profoto B1 portable flash The already impressive Profoto B1 500 W/s AirTTL flash (vendor) became even more awesome in Dec 2014 when high-speed flash sync (HSS) capability was added through a firmware update. The photo above was taken at 1/2000 @ f/1.4 @ 100 ISO. I wanted that super-shallow depth-of-field, and I wanted the light to be more flattering than you’d get from a bare speedlight. In this case, I used a Profoto RFi 1’×3′ softbox with the Profoto B1. (I kept both baffles on the softbox.) The summary: it works! But there are a…
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  • Surprise Finish Line Marriage Proposal | PF Chang Rock n Roll Maration | Phoenix, AZ

    Melissa
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. What a romantic. I love that this Mr. decided to do a finish line proposal and have it documented! How awesome is that? He wanted to tell the story of her day. The early morning start to the PF Chang Rock n Roll Marathon. And of course the big Finish. A finish line proposal. How amazing??? And the best part, she didn’t even know we were there – until of course the very end. Finishing a marathon to me is a huge…
  • Bentley Projects | Downtown Phoenix Venues | Wedding Photography

    Melissa
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:38 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here. “I like you much (most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” EE Cummings When we met this couple I guess close to a year ago,  you could tell immediately how genuinely in love they were with each other. So natural. So real. You knew that they were head over heels for each other but you also knew right away how important they were to each other and how…
  • Wedding Selfies | Phoenix Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    1 Jan 2015 | 12:45 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. I love group selfies at weddings. What are these even called??? There isn’t a wedding we attend that we can’t get at least one of these fun shots! Needless to say brides weren’t doing this 15 or so years ago when we started our business!!!
  • Cheers to Love | Wedding Engagement Photography

    Melissa
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:03 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. Last post before the New Year! A recap of some engagement sessions from this past year.  So glad there is no shortage of couple’s in love! We were fortunate enough to cross the country and cross the ocean to document some pretty special couples head over heels in love. In case you didn’t guess, we love what we do!
  • Our Wedding Stories 2014 | Film Wedding Photographer

    Melissa
    30 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    NOTE: the images in this feed have been downsized or removed for copyright reasons. To see them in their unmodified state, please view the original post by clicking here.This is our first time posting a year in review post. My goal is to show a complete wedding through the eyes of multiple weddings photographed this year. Not every wedding is represented and not every situation but this is a snapshot of the key elements that make up a wedding day. From the chaos of getting ready, to the calm of the ceremony, to the party after – every wedding is unique and this compilation is just a…
 
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  • 01/15 :: Paris: 72 hours and a new year.

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

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

    Josh Fassbind
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Holy smokes! When opening WordPress to type this post, I came to realize nearly 4 months have passed since I last posted something here. All lot has happened in these 4 months but that’s not why I came to write here. The reason I wanted to post to my blog today is because of an improvized shoot I did yesterday in collaboration with We Like L.A. I’ve been in contact with Brian —the guy behind We Like LA— for a few months now and when he called me the other day asking about this shoot, I was immediately on board. The idea was to photograph Angelo and Thomas, two great human…
  • JAPAN: Tokyo.

    Josh Fassbind
    28 May 2014 | 6:21 am
    Before I tell you about Tokyo, I need to set things straight. Before going, I had this preconceived idea in my mind (another one) about Tokyo: it’s huge, it’s futuristic, it’s stressful and that’s not the side of Japan I will like. I’m happy to tell you I was completely wrong. Is it huge? Definitely. Is it futuristic? Not as much as I thought it would be. Is it stressful? Might be, probably is on a daily basis but as a tourist I didn’t feel it. Did I dislike it? No, I loved it! Now that I’ve cleared the air, let’s dive into the exciting city…
  • JAPAN: Kobe – Kamakura – Nikko.

    Josh Fassbind
    23 May 2014 | 6:09 am
    I hope you’ve been enjoying these posts about our Japanese journey. I have a couple more to write after this one: one about bustling Tokyo and the other about my general impression of this amazing country. But let’s not go too fast. First things first. Here is the fourth and last part of the trip before we returned to Tokyo. Kobe. I added Kobe to the list of cities we visited but we didn’t really visit Kobe, we actually experienced Kobe’s main attraction. Still taking full advantage of our train pass, we decided to stop in Shin-Kobe (Kobe’s Shinkansen station)…
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  • These Photos Will Make You Wish The Vulgar Chef Was Catering Your Superbowl Party

    Tara Mastroeni
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:53 pm
    The key to any successful Superbowl party is the food menu. Of course, you need tons of all-American finger foods and more than enough alcoholic options to go around. But, why have the same beer and wings that everyone else is doing? Let The Vulgar Chef, who’s famous for his unique edible mashups and NSFW tutorials, inspire you to think outside the pizza box. Pizza is boring, have this scrumptious mac and cheese doughnut instead (Source: Instagram/The Vulgar Chef) These beauties are essentially pre-cooked mac & cheese frozen into ring molds, dipped in an egg wash, and breaded in…
  • Photographer Captures Stunning Footage Of NASA’s Rocket Launch Into The Northern Lights (VIDEO)

    Natalie Krawczyk
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    As a part of NASA’s Auroral Spatial Structures Probe mission, the space agency and students from Utah State University have successfully launched a suborbital sounding rocket into the Northern Lights in Alaska. The rocket carried six probes that separated from the rocket and acted as “space buoys” to collect measurements of the aurora borealis. Scientists hope the information they collect will help them gain a better understanding of the disturbances in the upper atmosphere. Ronn Murray, known for his brilliant photos of auroras, was able to capture the entire event on…
  • Missy Elliott To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Still Can’t Save Us From Katy Perry

    Sophy Ziss
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:52 am
    Former Christian music artist Katy Hudson, otherwise known as the lady-shaped clump of pink cotton candy and old confetti Katy Perry, has long been scheduled as part of the Super Bowl that you are planning to mute. But in a desperate bid to convince you to keep your T.V. volume up, NBC is adding someone legitimately awesome to the bill: Missy Elliott. Why? Oh, god, Missy Elliott, why would you agree to this!? (Source: Tumblr) Look, we have nothing against the Super Bowl. In fact, we’d consider ourselves pretty pumped for it, despite the ultra lameness of the competing teams. However,…
  • Let Love Bloom With This Sweet DIY Cupcake Bouquet (VIDEO)

    Tara Mastroeni
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Now that Valentine’s Day is almost here, it’s common to see flowers, candy, and cards everywhere. But, if we’re being honest, they’re a little bit of a boring giftIf you want to step outside the box this year, give this DIY cupcake bouquet a try. YouTuber celiskarlaenglish shows us how to create an adorable and edible take on everyone’s favorite floral arrangement. To make this, you’ll need… (Source: Youtube/celiskarlaenglish) … a vase, a round styrofoam ball (that is correctly sized to sit inside the vase), cupcakes, icing, two shades of…
  • 10 Reasons Why Adopting A Rescue Dog Is The Best Decision You’ll Ever Make (PHOTOS)

    Kate Parker
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:19 am
    Scooter used to live in a garage. Buddy was found in a shelter in rural North Georgia. Now, they both live with myself, my husband and our two completely in love girls outside Atlanta. Our dogs are our family. As I write this, they are both nestled next to me in bed. Lucky me.  Lucky them. We don’t like to think about the two years that Scooter wasn’t with us or the six months that Buddy wasn’t, but we can see how it affects our boys. Buddy didn’t know how to walk up or down the stairs. After three years with us, Scooter still fights anxiety and steals food. These…
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  • Out of my depth

    Tara R.
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    I lie in the fine, sandy silt, looking up through the depths of shimmering, spring water. Ripples create an abstract image of broken colors in the sky, and I pretend I […]
  • Deep space

    Tara R.
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:02 pm
    “We have determined the radiant point of the Anguseid meteor shower.” Dr. Bayer’s announcement was drowned out by the cheers of the other observatory astronomers, save for Ish Echlin, who […]
  • As the spirits move you

    Tara R.
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:04 am
    The story so far… King Rája languished in a hammock lashed between two stanchions buried deep into the sand. Attendants held fans over the royal, shielding him and his wizard […]
  • Beware the warts of March

    Tara R.
    27 Jan 2015 | 11:40 am
    The heavy rains had finally subsided, but the run off left deep pools of muddy water in rutted furrows at the edges of the battleground. As the sun reached its […]
  • Express yourself

    Tara R.
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Create Words laid out in measured stanzas Swinging and pirouetting lyrics Tall tales of anthropomorphic heroes, mythological villains Love stories bending time and space Create Dancing fingers bringing forth ethereal music Voices […]
 
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  • Photographing (almost) 40 Super Bowls

    website@rmsp.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For many years, our Summer Intensive students have been fortunate enough to have sports photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Peter Read Miller pay them a visit to talk about his career and show off some of his (many) standout images. Having been a Sports Illustrated photographer for most of his career, Peter is no stranger to photographing the biggest events in sports, including the Super Bowl. I was fortunate enough to catch up with Peter via email this week to ask him a few questions about this weekend’s Super Bowl and to get a few “behind the scenes” tidbits about…
  • Getting Unstuck in Photography Takes Commitment

    website@rmsp.com
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Disclaimer: This is not an instructional post. This is merely a freeform rantathon about the creative process (by the way, all grammar rules have been thrown out the window in support of stream of consciousness and if you haven’t tried it, by all means do because it’s really fun!). Any views or opinions presented in this post are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Rocky Mountain School of Photography. That being said… Is there anyone else out there feeling ‘stuck’ with their photography? Maybe you think of ideas to shoot, but don’t do it…maybe you…
  • Winter Photography Tips

    website@rmsp.com
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Undisturbed, peaceful and beautifully white, winter is a season like no other. From the smallest ice crystal to the great expanse of a snow-covered field, winter’s cold is the visual architect for an endlessly evolving storyline. For photographers it is a pure white canvas for contemplation and creativity. Winter is a wonderland! It can also be pretty darn chilly and one the biggest reasons many photographers choose to stay inside. Comfort is the key to success and working camera equipment is too. Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for even the coldest days of winter, so you can…
  • Digital Imaging Workflow

    website@rmsp.com
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:01 pm
    One of the most important skills for the modern photographer to have is a solid workflow that takes them through all the steps from capture to output. Because many people are intimidated by the computer, they will easily become lost and lose sight of the goal they had when they began editing a set of images. A workflow prevents this by helping the photographer stay on track and keeping them from wandering into uncharted territory when editing images. To me, the whole reason to develop a solid workflow is speed. Because editing can take up the majority of your working time as a professional…
  • 10 Places to Photograph in Atlanta This Weekend

    website@rmsp.com
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    RMSP will be in Atlanta on January 24-25 for the first of our 2015 Photo Weekend Events. After a day or two spent learning how to improve your photography skills, there’s nothing more exciting than heading out to put those skills to the test. We thought it would be a fun idea to do a little e-scouting in Atlanta from Montana and give a few suggestions of places to photograph once classes are over. We’ve tried to keep the locations near the Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory, where the event will be taking place. However, there were a couple of places that looked great and…
 
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  • Colorful Lines

    Mike Moats
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:14 am
    I like to look for colorful subjects, and also lines. I was at the CTC Auto Ranch in Texas and found this group of hood piled on top of each other. The lines and colors made a nice image.   ___________________________________________________________ Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Photo Conference Schedule

    Mike Moats
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Here is a list of the photo conferences I will be speaking at for 2015.  Hope to meet up with some of my followers. __________________________________ Florida Camera Club Counsel 2015 Conference. Fort Myers, FL.  March 6-8. http://f3c.org/conference/overview/ __________________________________ Seven Ponds Nature Camera Club Photo Expo.  Dryden, MI.  June 6. __________________________________ Out Of Chicago Photo Expo. Chicago, IL.  June 26-28. http://outofchicago.com/registration-for-the-2015-out-of-chicago-photography-conference-is-now-open/ __________________________________ SWMCCC…
  • Macro Boot Camp Repeats Half Off Price

    Mike Moats
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:59 am
    I’ve had photographers tell me they would like to attend a Macro Boot Camp for a second time, but don’t want to pay another $199.  So if you have attended one of my Macro Boot Camps in the past, I will offer this one time deal of half off at $99.  You will have to email to sign up for this special price, macrogeekmike@yahoo.com Here are the boot camps that still have openings. Holiday Inn, Monroeville, near Pittsburgh,PA, Feb.6,7,8, Cost $199 Hampton Inn, Sterling Hts, near Detroit,MI, March 13,14,15, Cost $199 Hampton Inn, Brevard, near Asheville,NC, March 20,21,22, Cost $199…
  • Bubble Photography

    Mike Moats
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:34 am
    Here is an interesting post at Pop Photo on bubble photography http://www.popphoto.com/how-to/2012/09/how-to-capture-effervescent-subjects ___________________________________________________________ Share through social media, click links at bottom of this article. Website, Workshops and E-Books Macro Courses Online Click Here You can buy my images from a select group at GreatBigCanvas.com To save 15% on Topaz products click here Like my Facebook Page
  • Western Caribbean Destination Workshop Criuse

    Mike Moats
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
        Join pro photographers Vanelli, Vincent Versace, an me for this cool photo workshop cruise.
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    Steve G. Bisig Photography

  • Burned Forest, Lone Frank Pass, Washington, 2009

    Steve
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    A photograph of a burned forest with new growth along FS-3820 near Lone Frank Pass, Okanogan National Forest, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest landscape photography series. Purchase Print web | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Burned Forest, Lone Frank Pass, Washington, 2009 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Lyre River No. 10, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013

    Steve
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Lyre River No. 10, Olympic Peninsula, Washington A black and white, long exposure photograph of the Lyre River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white nature photography project titled Lyre River, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Lyre River No. 10, Olympic Peninsula, Washington, 2013 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Late Fall Snowy Abstract, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012

    Steve
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    An abstract photograph of a snowy forest using Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), Taneum Canyon, Kittitas County, Washington. Part of my Pacific Northwest abstract nature photography series. Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Late Fall Snowy Abstract, Kittitas County, Washington, 2012 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Pilings, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014

    Steve
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:03 am
    A black and white photograph of old dock pilings from the Dickman Mill on the Puget Sound, Ruston Way, Tacoma, Washington. One of a collection of photographs from my photography project Foggy Morning on the Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014 Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Pilings, Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington, 2014 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
  • Rusty Coal Mining Equipment No. 8, Black Diamond, Washington, 2009

    Steve
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:17 am
    A black and white photograph of old rusty coal mining equipment in Black Diamond, Washington. This photo is one of a series of images from my Pacific Northwest black and white industrial photography project titled Rusty Coal Mining Equipment Purchase Print web | gallery | instagram | tumblr | twitter | google+ | facebook | pinterest The post Rusty Coal Mining Equipment No. 8, Black Diamond, Washington, 2009 appeared first on Steve G. Bisig Photography.
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  • Arvind Kejriwal has already won !

    30 Jan 2015 | 10:35 am
    It has become a regular practice to debate about BJP vs AAP in Delhi and most of the times, emotional arguments are passed during this conversation. And instead of constructive arguments mostly criticism becomes the primary tool to prove why BJP or AAP is right party to make government in Delhi. It's very unfortunate that well educated people talk like cynics. For me Arvind Kejriwal is already a winner. The biggest signal is the act of bringing Kiran Bedi as CM candidate by BJP. Do you think that BJP would have taken this step without AAP in political scenario. I think never. Most of the…
  • How to Allow Floating Documents/Files/Windows in Full Edit Mode of Adobe Photoshop Elements

    30 Jan 2015 | 8:35 am
    (An old post migrated from other blog) I knew that 10th version of Adobe Photoshop Elements allows us to float different photograph-windows in workspace, but it took a while for me to figure it out. First I tried to drag a document/window from tiled view, by assuming that drag will allow me to float a particular photo-window. But drag was not allowed. Then I went through options in View and Windows menu, but again failed to locate any option. During this I noticed some disabled options under View Menu. It never came to my mind that floating of files/documents is controlled through…
  • The Great Indian Chai Experience - Mithai at Sultan's Battery in Wayanad

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:02 pm
    It was Christmas, January 25 2014. And we were on our way from Delhi to Wayanad. We had had two chai/coffee experiences since the morning. You can read about them here and here. And now we were headed to our homestay in Meenangadi, Wayanad. We were travelling in a local bus, which we had been able to catch with the help of a gentelman, Rajesh, we had met on the plane, who happened to be headed in the same direction as us. So when we got down at Sultan's Battery in Wayanad, from where we were supposed to catch an autorickshaw or a taxi to Meenangadi, he called an autowallah who was known…
  • Virupaksha Temple in Hampi, Karnataka (South India)

    28 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Hampi is one of the most popular tourist places in India now and it's popularity is increasing with every day. It's one of the most popular weekend destination for folks living in Bengaluru. It's around 350 kilometers from Bangalore and also situated in Karnataka state in southern India. Virupaksha Temple is one of the parts of the group of Monuments at Hampi. Hampi is also a designated UNESCO  World Heritage Site . Virupaksha is a form of Shiva  and has other temples dedicated to him, notably at the Group of Monuments at Pattadakal. READ MORE =>>
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    VJ's Travelling Camera
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:44 am
    VJ's Travelling Camera posted a photo:
 
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  • An Isolated Invention

    Mark Mizen
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:39 am
    Xerography had practically no foundation in previous scientific work. Chet [Carlson] put together a rather odd lot of phenomena, each of which was relatively obscure in itself and none of which had previously been related in anyone’s thinking . The result was the biggest thing in imaging since the coming of photography itself. Furthermore, he did it entirely without the help of a favorable scientific climate. As you know, there are dozens of instances of simultaneous discovery down through scientific history, but no one came anywhere near being simultaneous with Chet. John Brooks,…
  • In the Beginning

    Mark Mizen
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:47 pm
    In the beginning there was handwriting and it was useful. It was however limited. Rooms of scribes were required to copy even a single manuscript. Books were restricted to the very wealthy and the average person existed in ignorance. Next there was the printing press. It was also useful. It required specialized training to produce large quantities of printed material. The printing press brought books to everyone. Knowledge flourished. Finally, there was the photocopier and it was very useful. It brought the ability to reproduce printed material in any quantity. For a few pennies, anyone could…
  • The Ultimate Camera

    Mark Mizen
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:38 am
    A rendering of the LSST camera, whose development is being led by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Construction has begun on the world’s largest camera, a 3200 Megapixel behemoth that will be located in Chile. The camera, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope or LSST will also function as a telescope, acquiring 30 terabytes of data per night, with a total of about 60 petabytes over ten years. This amount of data is equivalent to taking 800,000 photos every night with an eight mexapixel camera. Building the $390 million LSST is expected to take about five years. The LSST camera will…
  • Fujifilm Enters Megapixel Wars with New Selfie Cam

    Mark Mizen
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    With its latest camera, Fujifilm is taking on the industry megapixel leader Sigma and their 46 megapixel cameras. Fujifilm’s new digital camera, the X-A2 has fewer megapixels but the megapixels are selfie megapixels, which according to Fujifilm are at least three times more valuable. After all, the most important function of any camera is to take photos of the camera’s owner. Using this formula, the 16 megapixel X-A2 is equivalent to a 48 megapixel non-selfie camera, beating Sigma by two megapixels. To qualify as a selfie camera, Fujifilm has included a a display that tilts…
  • The Limits of Crayola

    Mark Mizen
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Crayola’s Law states that the number of colors of crayons doubles every 28 years and most people are able to distinguish about 1 million colors. These two facts mean that the number of crayons will exceed the number of recognizable colors around the year 2362. If you are one of those rare individuals with tetrachromacy then you are safe until between 2530 and 2558. By the way, in 2362 a box of crayons will weigh 5.4 tons. For more information on Crayola crayons see List of Crayola crayon colors.
 
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  • 3 Most Important Financial Factors in Business

    Lawrence
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:22 am
    The goal of every business is to make money. I know. However, how do you accurately measure profitability? Recently, I came upon a book that explained these axioms very nicely. It’s called The Goal – An Process of Ongoing Improvement. It is a fun novel with embedded strategies about business and operational constraints. Net Profit It’s not as simple as how many small businesses operate their finances (money in minus money out = profit). Wrong. There are many other factors to consider, such as depreciation, discount rate, cost of goods sold, and so forth. While this is a good…
  • Better Marketing or Better Product First?

    Lawrence
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:11 am
    I’ve heard constant debates in the photography industry on whether it is more important to first: have good gear in order to take great pictures or to have good marketing in order to have positive cash flow Unfortunately, these are all decisions of bootstrapped businesses. I’ll tell you that right off the bat that having your bottom line covered is the best approach. You wouldn’t be pressured to act a certain way if money wasn’t an issue. However, I know that that isn’t always the case. Can You Sell Ice to Eskimos? In the sales and marketing world, it’s a…
  • How Many Packages Should You Have?

    Lawrence
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    Someone wrote to me about the “ideal” number of packages. As always, it depends. Should you have a la carte, one, two, three, four, or more packages? All businesses (including photographers) need to make the choice so obvious that there’s minimal loss aversion. There’s no right answer. Everybody’s situation is different. Here’s an example of even two packages! Granted that you like soda and want to supplement your meal with a fizzy drink. I could make it very convincing to upgrade if I wanted to. Which would you order? 12 oz soda — $1.50 24 oz soda —…
  • Push Promotion and Pull In More Business

    Lawrence
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    I know that small businesses believe in “organic” marketing, such as word of mouth or social media. In reality, those are still forms of a specialized promotion — “push” marketing. Well, there are three possible forms! Even if you have the best product or service, no one would know if you don’t “push” or promote your goods — walk the walk, talk the talk, and talk the walk At the same time, you always have to have a pulse on consumers’ needs and wants, so that you could create products around them — “pull” Lastly, you can…
  • Are You Incentivizing Your Customers?

    Lawrence
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:34 am
    A couple of weeks ago, my fiancée and I attended a Google City Experts party and danced for the very first time! In front of people! It was electrifying. For over a decade, we huddled in the corner with other wallflowers, usually snacking on hors d’oeuvres. Not at this party … I have to give our boogying skills and confidence credit to dance lessons. The idea of learning to dance never crossed my mind until a Groupon deal appeared in my inbox. I seized the opportunity for four private classes and one group hoedown. Now, we are both mildly proficient with waltz, foxtrot, rumba,…
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  • Photoblog-Taking a walk

    Dave
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sometimes for me getting away and enjoying my favorite hobby is just necessary. A professional photographer is always thinking about the next images that he is going to create for a client .  For me that getting away time is going somewhere and , well, taking some pictures. Photography for the sake of Photography I find relaxing .  Just a guy and his Nikon. No clients involved and no expectation of creating “marketable” work. Just some images for the Photoblog Yesterday was one of those days.  I just needed away. Away from the computer. Away from the demands of running a…
  • Dusk Photography @ Viridan Arlington, Tx

    Dave
    18 Jan 2015 | 5:06 pm
    While photographing another project recently I veered to take a few moments doing something I really enjoy. Night Photography and Architectural Photography has been a passion of mine for some time and it is good when I can spend some alone time a capture a few frames . Since this was personal work I could concentrate on a couple of things that I normally would not play with as a normal part of a client package. Each image in the set is a True HDR (High Dynamic Range) image. That means it is a composite of several images that extends the tonal range of the image. In addition, there was some…
  • Photoblog: Iguana Cuddles

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    A rework of the famous Iguana Cuddles image Over at 500PX  I have been reworking and updating a few of my more well known images. I wanted to add this one to the photoblog because I really love this photograph Iguana Cuddles is an image that I shot along with a series of other images in Honduras. Those other images can be found here . I decided to rework this one a tad to bring out some of the natural color that was in the Photograph. I think that the more intense color is a real enhancement to the beauty that   was in the original . This print is for sale in a number of different formats…
  • Photoblog – 2 Artists meet

    Dave
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:55 pm
    So a photographer met a painter on the street…  Stop me if you have heard this one before. So here’s what happened. I was driving up to the studio with the idea of getting some materials ready for the move next week and noticed a guy painting the block that the studio is on.  In many parts of town but this is the Historic Near Southside.  One thing that this neighborhood has is artists.  Of course,  artists like to play in the street at times .  It is just something that an artist does – I have been caught at this once or twice myself. And, of course,  when a…
  • 5 Things that Grind my Photographic Gears

    Dave
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:18 pm
    I am a photographer.  This is what I do.  This is what I LOVE to do.  I think that it is the most amazing thing in the world to make a living shelping  around my Nikon  and creating great images. But when I am not doing Portrait photography or taking product pictures I spend time observing my photographic community.  The other professional photographers that are out here making a living doing what they love.  Often times I see repeating themes that simply (as the great philosopher Peter Griffin put it) Grinds my Gears.  These are themes that I see so much over and over I have to think…
 
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    Scottish Wedding Photographer Alan Hutchison Photography

  • Vote for our Wedding of the Year 2014 – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

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

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

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

    Morag
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Glenmore House Delights for this Music Themed Wedding Claire and Lewis’ wedding introduced us to a beautiful exclusive little hotel about 3 miles from our doorstep that we didn’t even know existed – Glenmore House Alloa.  The couple were getting married at St Mungo’s in Alloa and were then moving to Alloa Town Hall for their wedding reception. Now, local wedding photographers will know that there are no ideal places for wedding photography at the town hall, so when Claire and Lewis were doing their wedding planning, they very sensibly chose the stunning Glenmore House…
  • Fasque House Wedding – If Carlsberg created romantic weddings!

    Alan Hutchison
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Fasque House Wedding – If Carlsberg created romantic weddings! If Carlsberg were ever involved in creating the most romantic wedding, I am sure they would have had a hand in this Fasque House Wedding featuring our Bride and Groom, Gillian and Jamie. You see Jamie is probably the most romantic Groom I have ever met – he’s also a bit of a Star Wars geek, but fortunately that only affected the table names (no light sabre’s at this wedding!). What Jamie did for his bride will astound you (and might even have you greetin’ a wee bit ;-) ) Let’s start with…
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  • Oh Boy!

    Justshootingmemories
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Oh Boy!
  • Peacock Lights

    Justshootingmemories
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Peacock Lights
  • The Purple Iris

    Justshootingmemories
    17 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: The Purple Iris
  • The Little Dragonfly

    Justshootingmemories
    16 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: The Little Dragonfly
  • Hay and a Tower

    Justshootingmemories
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s Photo: Hay and a Tower
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  • More Canon 400m DO II Comparisons

    Roger Cicala
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:41 am
      In an earlier post we were most impressed with how much better the new Canon 400mm f/4 IS DO II resolved compared to the original version. I mentioned that we hadn't been able to get many copies and didn't have time to do any other comparisons right then, but that we would do more as soon as we could. We still haven't gotten many copies, but we did get a little time, so I did the two comparisons that had been most requested: the 400mm DO II against Canon's 400mm f/5.6 L and against the Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS II with 1.4x TC III. We still haven't received any of the other couple of dozen…
  • Cotton. Sidney Cotton.

    Roger Cicala
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:09 am
    "He caused a lot of trouble over here, you know."  A librarian at the Royal Aeronautical Society, when asked for references on Sydney Cotton. It's been a while since I did a history article. I love writing about the true "characters" of photography, and to be honest, I hadn't stumbled across anyone that really interested me for a while. But while I was writing an article about the most decorated photoreconnaissance flight in history, I kept running across the name Sydney Cotton, who was considered the father of aerial reconnaissance. A little research revealed he was a fascinating character…
  • A Thinner Sensor Stack

    Roger Cicala
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    A few months ago, before my hiatus from blogging, we did a series of articles showing the effect that a thick sensor stack (the glass above the sensor) had when we use adapted lenses designed for a thin sensor stack. The first one was mostly about theory, the second about when it was likely to actually be noticeable, and the third gave a general summary of when you might expect problems. All of that theory and prediction is good and useful. The articles generated a fair amount of discussion about removing filter stacks on cameras so that they would perform better with legacy or film lenses…
  • A Brief 400mm Comparison

    Roger Cicala
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens, replacing the original version that's had a very long, successful run. Not quite so much excitement was generated by the release of the 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens. It too replaces a long running lens, but one that has been considered more of a niche lens. (I'll admit, though, it's been one of my favorite niches. I used the 400 DO a lot over the years.) Most surprisingly, neither lens was released at a huge price increase. The new DO II lists for $6900,…
  • Christmas Special - Save 25% on Rentals

    Lensrentals
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Do your holiday plans or New Year's resolutions involve photography?  If you've been excitedly waiting to use a certain piece of gear, now is the best time to try something for the first time.  Use promo code HOLIDAYS to save 25% off any rental this season from December 23rd to January 2nd. Orders must have a delivery date between 12/23/14-1/2/15 Can not be combined with any other offers Limit- 2 rental orders per person
 
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  • El Arte de la Fotografía

    Art Wolfe
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:21 am
    The Art of the Photograph is now available in Spanish! Published by Anaya Multimedia      
  • The Ngorongoro Crater

    Art Wolfe
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    No trip to east Africa is complete without a visit to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. It is the largest unfilled, inactive volcanic caldera in the world. Various hominids have lived here for 3 million years and currently about 25000 large mammals from rhinos to hippos to zebras make this area home.
  • Can One Person Really Make A Difference?

    Art Wolfe
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Can one person really make a difference? Rachel Carson did – she wrote the book Silent Spring just over 50 years ago in 1962 which woke up the American public to the fact that we were killing off our wildlife at an alarming rate – with many on the brink of extinction. Despite the claims and disinformation of the chemicals companies she laid out the scientific proof that DDT was responsible for the decline in birds of prey. Her book and public awareness ultimately lead to the Endangered Species Act signed into law in 1973. Each of the animals in this album would have been extinct…
  • Talking Photography 2014 at Curious Animal

    Art Wolfe
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:01 am
    Curious Animal is an online magazine for Adventure Travel, Photography, Music, Books, Big Issues and Ideas from around the world. Graeme Green interviewed me for a couple of pieces on Curious Animal. Apparently they had the pleasure of talking to many of the world’s best photographers, from Steve McCurry to Soren Solkaer, who spend their time traveling the world photographing everything from sharks to rock stars. I discussed disappearing cultures… Roger Ballen on the art of the strange… Chris Hadfield on photographing the Earth from space… Here are some of their thoughts on…
  • Yellowstone in Winter

    Art Wolfe
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Yellowstone National Park is spectacular in the winter. We stayed at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge, one of the few lodges open in the winter. From there we explored the Norris Geyser Basin via snowcoach, passed all the while by snowmobilers, who now are restricted to roads and use significantly quieter engines. As always the wildlife is varied and accessible, but what I liked photographing were the landscapes, especially the pine forests that burned back in the late 1980s. Their regimented geometry was softened by the falling snow.
 
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  • LENS EXPLORATION: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM

    Kevin Ames
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    What’s bright, gives wonderful, round bokeh and is perfect for portraits, sports, street and product photography? Give up? It’s Sigma’s 85mm […]The post LENS EXPLORATION: 85mm F1.4 DG HSM appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – Exposure: Photographing Your Beau in the Snow

    David FitzSimmons
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    The temps here in Ohio have dropped to below freezing, and a beautiful blanket of snow covers the ground—the perfect […]The post How to Photograph Your Dog: 7 – Exposure: Photographing Your Beau in the Snow appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • The Four Crucial Shots for Boudoir Photography

    Jennifer Rozenbaum
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Over and over again I am asked how to get boudoir images that are a guaranteed sell. For me, it’s […]The post The Four Crucial Shots for Boudoir Photography appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Around the World with Sigma Lenses

    Sigma
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    One Photographer’s Experience Using Sigma Lenses in Istanbul, Brussels, and Paris, Part I By Eduardo Angel I have recently returned […]The post Around the World with Sigma Lenses appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
  • Choices, Decisions, and Results: Sigma Lenses for Video

    Sigma
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    One Photographer’s Experience Using Sigma Lenses for video in Istanbul, Brussels, and Paris by Eduardo Angel.The post Choices, Decisions, and Results: Sigma Lenses for Video appeared first on SIGMA Blog.
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    Fotobug - Elusive Image Photography

  • Fotobug - Episode 122 - How To: Macro/Closeup photography 101

    fotobug
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for checking out The Fotobug podcast #122! In recent news, more about the issues with Nikon’s D750 flare issues.  First, the camera appeared to be pulled from retailers shelves for a short time, then Nikon stated that all effected cameras would be repaired for free, in addition they released detailed instructions on how to handle the issue and return the camera if necessary.  Canon too has a problem with PowerShot SX280 HS and S120 units among others where the battery contact may have an issue.  Also, Canon wants to increase domestic production in Japan up to 60% due to the…
  • Fotobug - Episode 121 - Ask Tim Grey!

    fotobug
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the first Fotobug podcast of 2015!  Co-hosting on this episode is our friend, Tim Grey! In recent news, Nikon has released a statement to reassure users of the D750 that it is working on measures to address the flare issues some users have been reporting, Toshiba introduced the FlashAir III wireless SD card, realtor Douglas Trudeau has been issued an OK from the FAA to use a Phantom UAV for taking commercial real estate photos, and digital storage brand G-Technology has announced a collection of new G-Drive models that can withstand a 6 foot fall to a carpeted concrete floor. Fred…
  • Fotobug - Episode 120 - OPW Birds of Prey Workshop

    fotobug
    28 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to the final podcast of 2014!  In recent news, the world’s most expensive photograph just sold for $6.5 million dollars.  It is a photo of a slot canyon photographed by fine arts photographer Peter Lik.  In other news, Adobe has acquired Fotolia and will offer it to it’s Creative Cloud customers as well as a stand-alone service. Could JPG be replaced as an image standard?  Well, BPG is a new format that wants to be the next JPG.  It is a 14-bit  format that currently can only be read by a javascript encoder, but has a lot of advantages over the current JPG format. Since the…
  • Fotobug - Episode 119 - Photography by Marilyn Parver

    fotobug
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Thanks for checking out Podcast 119!! In recent news, there is a Kickstarter project from the former Triggertrap CFO to create a high speed flash from LED lights that is capable of a flash duration of 1/2,000,000 sec at the cost of a regular flash gun! (http://tinyurl.com/kz9szmj) Another Kickstarter project, CamsFormer, seeks to create a smart phone app to control a camera or flash unit.  Michael Reichmann (http://www.luminous-landscape.com) is looking to give out grants to photographers to enable them to finish books, projects, or other merit-based projects.  Tune into the podcast for…
  • Fotobug - Episode 118 - Camera Axe - Projectile module

    fotobug
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Welcome to podcast number 118 which is a continuation of podcast 113.  Fred and Jim use the Camera Axe and Projectile module to trigger a flash from a pellet gun and shoot some more crackers, balloons and even potatoes! In addition, they use a Sony NEX-5 in addition to a Canon 5D III to prove the camera isn’t that important in high speed photography,  The light comes from a single 580 MKII flash triggered by the Camera Axe.  The flash is dialed down to a factor of 1/128 in order to produce a flash around 20,000 of a second.  The results can be amazing! More information on the Camera Axe…
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    Feature Shoot

  • The Best Links of the Week (January 26-30)

    Alison Zavos
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    From highbrow to lowbrow (and everything in between), this is what we found of interest in photo-land this week. Ira Glass gives creatives the best pep talk ever [Omeleto] ’20 Unbelievable Photos of Pollution in China’ [DeMilked ‘Divers get caught in a whale’s poopnado, says it feels like swimming in chocolate milk’ [Lost At E Minor] ‘One Company’s Kidnapping Video Payday’ [The Daily Beast] We can’t stop looking at Miss Universe 2015 contestants in costume [Imgur] Joel Meyerowitz moves to France, starts a blog [Street Shootr] ‘What…
  • Call for Submissions: Photos of Babies

    Ellyn Kail
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:13 am
    © Alessandro Rocchi / Offset We’ve all been babies at one point, and yet there’s something about them—their smallness, their roundness, their curiosity about the world around them—that continues to fascinate us well into adulthood. As a subject, babies have the power to turn almost anyone into a photographer, even if it’s just for the purposes of a family scrapbook. Babies are both universal and otherworldly, familiar and mysterious, making them a treasure trove of material for the amateur and professional photographer alike. Now, we’re looking for your photographs of babies. Our…
  • Photos of Cell Phone Towers Ridiculously Disguised as Trees

    Emma Kisiel
    30 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    In his series Invasive Species, South African photographer Dillon Marsh catalogues some of the cell phone towers disguised as trees that exist in his native Cape Town. Bizarre and humorous to see in person, the ridiculous fake trees are even more laughable in a whole collection. They are isolated and centered in square compositions, drawing even more attention to the fact that they obviously don’t fit in in the natural landscape. From Marsh’s statement: “In 1996 a palm tree appeared almost overnight in a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. This was supposedly one of the…
  • Spiritual Offerings of Food Photographed On the Streets of Thailand

    Kayla Chobotiuk
    30 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    In traditional Thai culture, believers will put offerings of food or gifts out as a means of thanks or respect. Bangkok based photographer Akkara Naktamna has always noticed these humble displays on the street corner or in front of a spiritual place, but it wasn’t until later in life did he began to take an interest in them. With the swift modernization of society in Bangkok there seems to be a departure from this tradition. His series The Spiritual Offering captures this practice of hope and faith. Each spiritual offering is reflective of a way of life and an indication of the various…
  • A Look at London’s Elderly Population Through Images of Their Kitchen Sinks

    Kat Kiernan
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    In many cultures, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home. As a traditional setting for mealtime gatherings, most homes, though they may differ vastly from one another in size, location, and style, share the connective thread of a place to prepare a meal. London-based photographer Claude Savona has a keen interest in the effect that material possessions have on our identities. What began as a documentation of London’s elderly population in their homes, morphed into a typology of kitchen sinks. Savona says he, “found a space which was mundane and overlooked,” and was fascinated…
 
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    Storyteller

  • A week of photographic communications class in Kailua-Kona Hawaii

    Stanley Leary
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:34 am
    Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 400, ƒ/2.8, 30 sec Today I wrap up a week long training of young photographers from nine different nations who were part of the School of Photographic Communication at the... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Photography isn't all about sunshine

    Stanley Leary
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Fujifilm X-E2, Fujinon 18-55mm, ISO 1250, ƒ/6.4, 1/500 I love sunrises and sunsets as much as anyone else. To me they signify new beginnings and bring such a sense of hope and peace. Fujifilm... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Great photos are about a visual pause

    Stanley Leary
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 100, ƒ/14, 1/320 I am reminded as I took in some tourist sights on The Big Island of Hawaii how a photograph is similar to these friends who have decided to have a picnic on... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • Making tourist shots around The Big Island of Hawaii more interesting

    Stanley Leary
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:37 am
    Nikon D4, 14-24mm, ISO 100, ƒ/8, 30 sec I just drove up tonight to Mauna Kea and took a few photos. Here is one where I used my cell phone's LED light to light paint the branch in front of me. Here... Just snippet go to article for more.
  • In a photography crisis– Who ya gonna call?

    Stanley Leary
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:43 am
    Every once in a while I injure my lower back.  Years ago I bought an inversion table similar to the one you see here. Five minutes in the morning and five minutes in the evening hanging about like... Just snippet go to article for more.
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    ED VEROSKY

  • Photoshop Retouching Tutorials

    Ed Verosky
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:24 am
    In this video, I quickly demonstrate several steps in a retouching workflow developed by Julia Kuzmenko McKim, a professional photographer and retouching expert.  Here, I'm using two of her popular eBooks as references, both of which I recommend if you're new to retouching.  You can order them here: Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day (New)...