NIKON RUMORSListed below are several Nikon D800 issues reported by readers. If you have experienced any other problems with your new camera, please describe them them in the comments section. You can see the first issue in the above two images (click for larger view) - the Nikon D800 LCD screen has a green cast on some images. Several [...] Related posts: Nikon D800/D800E user’s manual now available for download Nikon D800 vs. Canon EOS 5D Mark III specs comparison Nikon D800 updates Nikon D800 issues
PHOTOGRAPHY BLOGLand Rover North America has launched on Tumblr with “Five By Five,” an innovative photography project that “reflects a unique approach to the creation and distribution of content”. Read more and comment » Land Rover Launches ‘Five by Five’ Photography Project
PHOTOCOMPETE.COM - CONTESTSCopyright 2011 :: Open photo contests and competitions
Judges: Jon Nicholson and Gordon Innes
How to enter this photo contest
“Yellowstone National Park” themed photography contest – benefitting the Yellowstone Association ...The Sunday Times Travel Photography Competition 2012
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOLA Guest Post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you ever run out of ideas, get stuck in creativity or simply need some guidance when shooting female subjects, you may use following posing samples as a “posing cheat sheet”. Many pro photographers use such a technique when preparing for and during the photo shoot. The poses in this article are selected as initial reference. I would advise to look at the poses together with your subject, especially if she’s inexperienced. During a photo shoot ... 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Female Subjects
PHOTO RUMORSHasselblad X-Pan film camera I received a tip that Hasselblad will introduce a new family of digital cameras this year, probably at Photokina. One of the possibilities is a smaller DSLR type camera. The other rumor is for a digital X-Pan camera, which will use a customized sensor in order to provide the wide panorama format. The sensor will be smaller then the original film double frame (24mm x 65mm) and will probably have 1.5x crop factor. The price will be at the Leica M9 range ($6000-$7000). In ... Rumor: Hasselblad to introduce a new family of digital cameras at Photokina (digital X-Pan?)
PHOTOCOMPETE.COM - CONTESTSCopyright 2011 :: Open photo contests and competitions
The competition consists of three separate Seasons:
GIZMODO CAMERABenchmarks don't always tell the whole story of a gadget or device, but they can be quite handy as support for those gut instincts and intuitions people have while using a device. And in the case of the Nikon D800, whose sensor DxOMark called the best ever after benchmarking it, it will need all the support it can get in its inevitable comparison against the Canon 5D MKIII. More »
STEVE'S DIGICAMSThe Sony World Photography Awards winners for the Open and Youth categories have been announced and the winning pictures are, as you might imagine, quite impressive.
PHOTOCOMPETE.COM - CONTESTSCopyright 2011 :: Open photo contests and competitions
Theme: Landscape - urban, wild or remote
The winners will be announced on the 10 Oct 2012.
How to enter this photo contest
“Yellowstone National Park” themed photography contest – benefitting the Yellowstone Association – open for submissions until 4/30/12 or when 175 entries ...The Lavenderworld Landscape Photography Competition
Enter original artwork depicting sports, athletes, or athletic events.
Theme: What makes a hero?
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join Photocompete ...Red Cross Young Person’s Photo competition
Winners announcement: 28 February 2015.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO ...Monochrome Photography Awards 2014
Winners will be notified by May 24.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO CONTEST
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find ...FOTORAMA Photography Competition
Submit photos of your favorite places around the world.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join Photocompete on Twitter.“Finding Paradise” Travel Photo Contest
The mountains with their impressive dimensions and sometimes intimidating shapes have always caused controversial feelings in human beings. For some they have a rather frightfully monumental effect, other are fascinated and attracted by them. The mountain appears immutable. It is the interplay with the nature, which creates always new perspectives and captivating spectacles. Earth. Water. Air. Fire. The four ...IMS Photo Contest 2014
Enter an image that captures the perfect cleanup scene; be it on your local beach, at your local recycling centre or even around the house.
Winning entrants will be notified on 1st September 2014
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO CONTEST2014 “Clean Britain” Photography Competition
Enter photographs of natural habitats without disturbing the wildlife. On the photos only wild animals can be included, pictures taken of captive animals can not compete in the contest.
Announcement of results: ...TransNatura International Nature Photo Competition
Art never tires of the nude. Photographic fads and styles come and go, but the nude, as a form of artistic expression, always remains fresh. From Alfred Stieglitz to Robert Mapplethorpe, from Edward Weston to Diane Arbus the nude never fails to captivate us. This month 1650 Gallery welcomes your renditions of the photographic nude.
Just posted in DAP is a new study of the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II and 85mm f/1.8, with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G thrown in for good measure. Additional study of the 85mm f/1.2L II is presented, which I think will be of keen interest to anyone considering one or the other lens.
I've just launched a new site on cycling, WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, concentrating primarily on road cycling. I intend to apply the same rigor there as I have to this site and MacPerformanceGuide.com.
I won't generally be cross-posting here from WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, so please follow that site's RSS feed or sign up for alerts on the alerts list.
I expect to have a review sample of the Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS by about February 15th, and I'll be shooting it on my Death Valley photo tour. The Nikon ZF.2 version will not appear until late March or early April.
Naturally, I'll be comparing the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon.
My Zeiss Guide already has some bokeh examples for the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon, and see my September blog entries.
See also my handy list of Zeiss lenses for Canon ...Update on Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS
Reader Tim R writes:
As you may remember I wrote to you about 2 weeks ago commenting on a problem that I was having with a Zeiss 2/35 ZE lens. The issue was with a communication failure between camera (5D mk2) and the lens. The lens was purchased about a year ago and used extensively. I contacted Zeiss about the problem and was advised to send the lens to Zeiss for inspection and repair. Today I received a NEW replacement 2/35. I think that it is important for your readers to appreciate ...Reader appreciates Zeiss USA service and 2 year warranty
Just posted in my 34-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax SMC 67 45mm f/4, which can be used with a lens adapter on the 645D.
Just posted in my 34-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax-A 55mm f/2.8, the older manual focus and metal body version of the 55/2.8.
Just posted in my 32-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax 645D with the Pentax FA 400mm f/5.6 ED IF.
I’ve just launched a new site on cycling, WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, concentrating primarily on road cycling. I intend to apply the same rigor there as I have to this site and MacPerformanceGuide.com.
I won’t generally be cross-posting here from WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, so please follow that site’s RSS feed or sign up for alerts on the alerts list.
I expect to have a review sample of the Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS by about February 15th, and I'll be shooting it on my Death Valley photo tour. The Nikon ZF.2 version will not appear until late March or early April.
Naturally, I'll be comparing the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon.
My Zeiss Guide already has some bokeh examples for the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon, and see my September blog entries.
See also my handy list of Zeiss lenses for Canon ...Update on Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS
Reader Murray O reports:
The other day I was reading an entry of yours about Canon and Nikon QC and its message came to life when I picked up a brand new Nikkor 24/1.4. When I mounted the lens on my D700, the viewfinder was inexplicably dim, and the camera could not focus or do anything else for that matter. When I unmounted the lens and heard a metallic clanging, I peered inside (forgive the poor focus on my point-and-shoot).
This is what leaves the Nikon factory these days, inspected and approved ...Failed aperture blades on new Nikon lens
You may have noticed that this blog hasn't been getting very much love lately, but it's not because we have fallen out of love with photography (that's for sure!) We're phasing out our Typepad usage in order to move all of our new content into Popphoto.com proper. You'll probably still see some links to this blog here and there, but for now, you should check out the Popphoto.com homepage for the newest content, news and all other photography-related awesomeness.
Thanks for reading!
The PopPhoto.com ...PopPhoto Flash is Moving!
Federal Courthouse Photography Settlement
Above is the full text of the settlement.
The US Department of Homeland Security reached a settlement with photographer/videographer Antonio Musumeci, who, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a claim when he was arrested six months ago for documenting a political protest outside of a federal courthouse in Manhattan.
The ACLU claimed that Musumeci was arrested based on a vague and inconsistently enforced regulation. They cited that federal courthouses in other cities like Washington DC and Philadelphia allow photography on their grounds, and that regulation must be unanimously enforced nation-wide. They also claimed that for a public building to ban photography, signs must be posted clearly and visibly throughout the area....Homeland Security Settles Photographer’s Rights Case, Issues New Guidelines to Police
Almost a year ago today, we made a post about a company that was selling wacky inflatable photobooths that were designed by two professional photographers for use at weddings, parties, ect—what could possibly top that? How about an inflatable photo studio. That’s right, an entire studio made of high-grade plastic that inflates to size in 2-3 minutes.
Brian Hedenberg, a commercial fashion photographer from New York City, was fed up with the hassle of trying to book studio space and decided to come up with an alternative to constructing his own studio—hence the I.P.S. (Inflatable Photo Studio) was born....The Highly Affordable, Seemingly Dangerous, Inflatable Photo Studio
Nikon launched a new version of its free photo-sharing/storage Web site, MyPicturetown.com, that includes improved sharing and usability features as well as a new PhotoMovie feature.
Members who have a free account on MyPicturetown.com now have the option to create an audio-slideshow featuring their images using Nikon’s PhotoMovie feature(if you want to create more than one audio-slideshow you must pay the premium for a Gold Account). The new feature let’s user set photos to music for a unique and personalized multimedia experience. Users can also include text and various special effects in their slideshows. Once completed, slideshows can easily be shared via email or social network sites like Facebook....Nikon Launches Revamped Version of its Photo Sharring Site MyPicturetown.com
If there's currently a Samsung NX10 residing in your camera bag, you might want to bust it out and bestow upon it the new firmware that Samsung has just released. The big draw for firmware version 1.20 is that the NX10 will now be compatible with Samsung's i-Function system, which lets you control crucial camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, etc) right from the camera's lens. i-Function was first debuted with the NX100 interchangeable lens compact, which we got some extensive hands-on time with at Photokina.
The NX10 will now work with the new 20-50mm zoom and 20mm prime pancake lenses, which make use of the new Lens Distortion Compensation system. Finally, the new firmware also makes the NX10 compatible with the GPS tracker, which adds geotags to images, complete with city names.
If you want to make the upgrade, you can download it at the Samsung site. Then you can take a moment to thank Samsung for being so awesome and bringing their cool new tech to slightly older models. That's the way it should be.
This is just too cool—Benjamin Lotan, an entrepreneurial Facebooker and a graduate student, started a Web site called PrintingFacebook.com. For $20, Benjamin will print a 20”x40” high-resolution image on quality photo paper featuring every single one of your Facebook friends’ profile pictures.
The size of each friend’s picture depends on the number of friends you have, but Benjamin’s Website claims that whether you have 200 or 2,200 friends, your poster will look great....Website Offers Giant Custom Poster Featuring All Your Facebook Friends
Top:The final product, a green-leather-wrapped, homemade screw-mount reflex camera. Bottom: Denis MO in his workshop fine-tuning the "DM flex."
For past 25 years, the French speaking Denis MO toyed with the idea of building his very own 24x36mm reflex camera, completely from scratch, using nothing but his home workshop. Finally at the age of 42, he felt like he had the technical skills and know-how to make his idea a reality....One Man Builds a Reflex Camera Completely From Scratch, Posts Each Step Along the Way
What do you get when you combine high-speed macro photography, tiny drops of paint and one stereo speaker with a membrane stretched over it? You get Canon’s groundbreaking new Pixma Colour Printers Ad campaign.
Shot by biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill, these beautiful stills and video clips were shot at 5,400 frames a second with a Canon 5D Mark II and an EF 100mm Macro IS USM lens....Canon launches Ad Campaign for Pixma Printers Featuring 'Paint Sound Sculptures'
The Portraits of Love Project—a joint effort put on by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association and Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit group—has put out a call for photographers nationwide who are willing to volunteer their time to shoot family-portraits for deployed military personnel. The portraits will be delivered in time for the holidays to those in active duty. PMDA’s goal is to deliver at least 10,000 portraits....Calling All Studio Photographers, Volunteer for the Portraits of Love Project
For all you Leica enthusiasts out there with large disposable incomes, Leica just announced another super-limited edition M9. Unlike the Leica M9 Titanium that was announced at Photokina a few weeks back—you know, the one that had only 500 units available—the all-new Leica Neiman Marcus Edition M9 will only have a mere 50 units available.
Manufactured and available exclusively through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, this brown-ostrich-leather-wrapped M9 will run you a cool $17,500. Included with the camera is a chrome-finished Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens and a copy of Adobe Lightroom 3. As an added bonus, every camera comes hand delivered by a Leica professional that will offer a training/orientation session....Leica Announces $17,500 Limited Edition M9 Neiman Marcus Edition
Download the Nikon COOLPIX AW110 Firmware 1.1.
The COOLPIX AW110 has been replaced by the Nikon ...
Updates included with this release C:1.01 ...Nikon D4S Firmware C:1.01 Released
My ideal is to achieve the ability to produce numberless prints from each negative,
prints all significantly alive, yet indistinguishably alike,
and to be able to circulate them at a price not higher than that of a popular magazine, or even a daily paper.
To gain that ability there has been no choice but to follow the road I have chosen.
Alfred Stieglitz1 - Introduction
Readers of the Luminous Landscape Forum (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49968.0 and http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49443.0) will recall that a question was raised about whether prints from the new Epson 4900 show colour inconstancy (CI), (often wrongly called “metamerism”). CI essentially means that the appearance of a unique hue changes according to differences of the various sources of illumination in which it may be viewed. A famous ...Epson 4900 Printer Review Addendum (Feb 2011)
Regular readers will have noticed that since late December '10 I have been living and working in Mexico, and shooting exclusively with the Panasonic GH2. When I came down to San Miguel in mid-December I knew that I was limited in the kind of equipment that I could bring with me. I intended to shoot documentary stills as well as video, and knew that I would be doing a lot of walking and hiking. This ...Panasonic GH2 Revisited
The weather in California last December was awful. Record rainfall, high winds and all the assorted consequences such as flooding and mud slides. For some reason, the sameness of the weather day in and day out seemed to exacerbate what I call a "photographic funk".
I believe that most photographers periodically experience a lack of creativity. A time when one is either bored ...Does Equipment Affect Creativity
I visited this location several times prior to creating this image. However, each time the light was flat, the sky cloudless and I did not feel inspired to create a photograph.
This particular time things were vastly different. A sandstorm was blowing through the valley and storm clouds were moving rapidly in the sky. I was immediately stunned by the quality of the light: the sand suspended in the air created a soft golden ...#9
I regularly visit the same places over and over again. I do so because I do not tire of visiting these places and because I continue to find new inspiration in these locations.
This approach works for me because these places hold special meaning for me. These are places that I continue to see in a new light each time I visit. These are places that are both complex and challenging to capture in photographs, and each ...#10
A frequently asked question I get is whether or not my images are the result of planning, and if so, how I go about it. The answer is that my photographs are a mixture of planned and found shots – but very often the found images come out of a planned excursion. In this article, I'll share some of the planning techniques and tools that I use to increase my chances of success.Previsualization and Revisiting
There are two ways I go about deciding where to go on a photography trip. This applies both ...Planning Your Photography Trips
PhaseOne IQ Backs
PhaseOne announced their next generation of digital backs, the IQ series , about a week ago.
I had the chance to test a pre-production sample of the IQ 180 back last Thursday. Kevin Raber, Vice President of PhaseOne was kind enough to fly to California with an IQ 180 to spend one day with me putting the back through its paces. Everything that follows is based on my experience during this day of ...Phase One IQ180 – First Impressions
The new Phase One IQ series of backs was announced on January 24, and on January 25 Phase One's VP Kevin Raber and I were interviewed about it live on SMIBS TV. Then on January 27 I published an interview with Leaf's Yair Shahar and Kevin about both company's 80 Megapixel offerings. Following this, on January 31, I published my review of the Leaf Aptus II 12.
A lot of coverage, I know, and some would guess at an ulterior motive. They'd be wrong. It's just that both Leaf and Phase One know how to ...Phase One IQ180 – First Field Report
Jaber Al Azmeh, Wounds
By Christine Bednarz
Damascus-born photographer Jaber Al Azmeh began his latest series during the crucial early stages of the revolutionary movement in Syria. The artist asked those in his social circle to reenact their experiences demonstrating, until clashes between activists and the regime forced him to flee to Doha, Qatar. While in exile, he completed this project of striking red and black photographs, even appearing himself as the subject of a few of the images. MutualArt ...Jaber Al Azmeh: Picturing the Syrian Revolution
Dr. Edwin Land, photo by Co Rentmeester for Life magazine
1972: This cover of Life magazine depicting a Polaroid SX-70 camera, illustrated the feature story Dr. Land’s latest bit of magic about the inventor Dr. Edwin Land and his new instant camera and film.
1986: Eugene Omar Goldbeck, photographer and inventor, San Antonio, Texas
2009: Roy DeCarava, photographer, New York
Candida Höfer, Musée du Louvre, Paris XXI, 2005
Arthur de Ganay is a photography collector of large-format images that investigate the thematics of landscape and architecture. The collection resides on the 3rd floor of an old jam factory in Berlin. Most of the presented artists are from the so-called Düsseldorfer Photoschule that was found by Bernd and Hilla Becher, featuring Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer next to others. The collecton can be viewed only on specific dates. During the ...Visit the Collection of Arthur de Ganay in Berlin
Edward S. Curtis, Qahatika Girl, 1908 from the series The North American Indian.
Headlining Swann Galleries’ fall auction of Fine Photographs & Photobooks is Edward S. Curtis’s opus The North American Indian, a documentation of the customs, manners and rituals of more than 80 Native American tribes west of the Mississippi. The photobook consists of 20 folios on Japan tissue featuring 722 large-format photogravures, and 20 text volumes with more than 1500 small-format photogravures on vellum. Ink numbered ...Swann Galleries to auction complete Set of Edward S. Curtis’s the North American Indian
What is Art? “Art, in its broadest sense, means any activity that is founded on knowledge, practice, perception, imagination and intuition. In a more strict sense, Art can be regarded as the outcome of targeted human activities undertaken without a functional purpose” says the web encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. On the other hand, Art represents skill in a particular subject area, such as photography, but also the creation of a work of art through a craft patiently learned over time. The artefact. If it ...Political and commercial Art
Herb Ritts, Tatjana, Veiled Head, Joshua Tree, 1988 Platinum print Image: 48.3 x 36.8 cm (19 x 14 1/2 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © Herb Ritts Foundation
Herb Ritts is much to market-oriented, to be a real artist. He has produced goods for fashion magazines and tried the subject body images, that sometimes recalls Edward Weston. The art has a characteristic rationality to them, which has made him a celebrated photographer of the rich and beautiful and a creator of fashion sense. Ritt’s ...Herb Ritts: L.A. Style
Herb Ritts, Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu, 1993 Gelatin silver print Image: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts Foundation
Actually, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, presents an exhibition with photographs by Herb Ritts and a catalogue which celebrates him. Herb Ritts produced portraits and editorial fashion for magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone. He also created advertising campaigns for Calvin ...Herb Ritts has never been an Artist
Pictures taken by photographers for themselves are often more exciting than those they are commissioned to do. theprintspace, London will be a home to DayFour Magazine’s exhibition, “Modern Love”, showcasing non-commissioned work from all around the world.
DayFour is a magazine of personal work, mainly by photographers. Like any magazine, it has a variety of contributors, runs collections of (visual) articles, and is printed and published once a year, with each issue built around a different theme. ...Modern Love – Exhibition at theprintspace Gallery, London
According to artprice.com the prices of artworks by Thomas Ruff have gone up by five times during the last 14 years. They reached a peak in 2008 and dropped until now. The number of artworks sold per year at auctions has dropped dramatically during the last five years. 40 percent of the artworks have been sold in the United States, 26 percent in Great Britain and 17 percent in Germany. Collectors in Europe and the United States are interested in artworks by Thomas Ruff, he is not fascinating for ...Prices for Photographs by Thomas Ruff are decreasing
We can be heroes, just for one hour...
Think "GoPro" and images of images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional video for the HD Hero3 Black edition - shown below to showcase what this miniature yet tough and waterproof HD "camcorder" can do in the right hands - was enough to permanently instill those images to the brain.
But that's not all: the HD Hero3 is being used for all sorts of TV and movie production ...GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition
Finally a ?travel zoom' worth the fare?
A good zoom on a travel camera is a great idea, youll get closer to the action, and with cameras like this Exilim, you'll still be able to fit it in your pocket. And, although the original asking price was a hellish ?299, we found the Exilim EX-ZR100 online for a much more competitive ?179 at the time of writing.
So is this portable little shooter worth an investment, or is it something you should avoid at all costs?Generous zoom
While the race for more ...Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Nikon is on the up when it comes to its compact cameras. And if you're looking for a high-end model then the Coolpix P7800 may have already made it onto your shortlist, alongside similar models such as the Canon PowerShot G16. Ultimately similar to the...Nikon Coolpix P7800 review
When it comes to high-end compact cameras there are lots of options out there. Most of those, however, happen to cost a pretty penny. Although the Nikon Coolpix P340 couldn't be called "budget" it does undercut many of its competitors on the price front...Nikon Coolpix P340 review
One glance at the Olympus Stylus 1 and it's hard to ignore how much it looks like a smaller version of the interchangeable lens Olympus OM-D series. Only it's not: this is a high-end compact camera with design cues adopted from the company's top-end interchangeable...Olympus Stylus 1 review
The original Samsung Galaxy Camera was notable because, although it wasn't the first dedicated camera to use the Android operating system as its user interface, it was the first to integrate an up-to-date version of the operating system with great success....Samsung Galaxy Camera 2 review
The prospect of the Panasonic Lumix TZ60 (or ZS40 for our American readers) excited us when we first saw it because it's the latest in the line of what we would consider the very best of the all-round "travel zoom" compact cameras. And if you want something...Panasonic Lumix TZ60 review
We've been using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for a number of months now. This compact system camera has seen us through many different shoots - from personal snaps to product images that you might have seen in some other Pocket-lint reviews - made all the easier...Olympus OM-D E-M1 review
These days choosing a camera around £500 is tricky. You can pick a DSLR like the Nikon D3300, or you could go for a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera, or even a top-spec compact instead. That makes the selection process even harder than ever before....Nikon D3300 review
Holy 50mm! The Mitakon 50 f/0.95 Speedmaster for E-Mount Arrives.
What you see above is serial# 000001 of the brand new Mitakon Speedmaster 50 f/0.95 FULL FRAME lens for Sony E Mount. Yes, the A7 now has a 50 f/0.95 and from a few shots I have seen circulating online this lens looks AMAZING. Holding it, I can tell you that the quality is flat-out amazing. Leica quality in feel. Size wise, it is not so bad and much smaller than say a Leica Noctilux f/0.95. This lens will sell for $799 and start shipping ...Holy 50mm! The Mitakon 50 f/0.95 Speedmaster for E-Mount Arrives.
I’ve got to say that the Canon 50mm 1.2L is the sweetest lens I’ve ever owned. Once understood and great respect for shooting at F1.2 has been given, it returns the love every time! I was in the Sistine Chapel last month and took a shot of the ceiling in near darkness from inside a bag (guards are stopping you talk and shoot) and at F1.2 from 75 ft it managed a super sharp image. Not sure there’s a lens out there that could match that (although I’d like to know if there is?)
Love your ...Daily Inspiration #566 By Robert Minter
Ironwork craft makers
By Sebastien Bridelance
Hi Steeve, Hi Brandon,
My name is Sebastien, I’m french and fond of SteveHuffPhoto.com. I like the way you and your readers share and sharing is also the topic of the little story I would like to tell you.
An event, ‘the european days of crafts’ takes place during the first weekend of April. I would probably miss this but fortunately a friend of mine invite me to visit ironwork craftmakers of his friends. They’re located in Estaires, only few kilometers ...Ironwork craft makers By Sebastien Bridelance
New 55 Film on Kickstarter. Check it out!
Check out the video below on NEW 55 film, a new 4X5 film that is on Kickstarter. It needs your help to get funded so watch the video and check out the kickstarter page HERE to see what it is all about. So far they have $187k of $400k needed to fund with 13 days to go. If you love film, and have a passion for 4X5 then be sure to check it out.
New 55 is a new instant film that produces a positive print and an amazing negative. How cool is that?New 55 Film on Kickstarter. Check it out!
New Leica announcement on Thursday the 24th.
It is getting closer and it is official! On Thursday April 24th Leica will announce something new…and guess what? If you come here on the 24th you may just see way more than you ever expected to see. ;) So come back Thursday morning for a treat. It has been said there is a surprise to this release as well. Guess what? I know the surprise and you will know as well, in full detail on Thursday.New Leica announcement on Thursday the 24th.
I visit your site almost everyday for the last one/two years. Your recent article on GEAR prompted me to write this mail.
I am not a photographer and always thought I took pictures for fun until I read your article. After reading your post , I realize I get pleasure not only from taking pictures but also from getting gears too. I bought 8 camera in the last 4 years. Minus away 2-3 camera as gift to others and one for replacement for a RIP camera, I still own too many cameras. Unlike many who ...Daily Inspiration #565 By KM
I started shooting with a pseudo-rangefinder camera, the Fuji X-Pro1, in 2013, and shed the weight and bulk of my DSLR’s forever. I love and still use the X-Pro1, but I’ve wanted a Leica M6 rangefinder for over 20 years. The problem is, the M6 uses film. Film is wonderful, but it’s no longer convenient, nor is it cheap. True, you can buy a lot of film for the price of a digital Leica M, but don’t forget about the inconvenience of film. Pro photo ...Learning to See Again With the Leica M8 by Craig Litten
When it came to understanding photography, my mindset revolved around the idea that if I purchased a camera with the top specs, my results would turn out like the pros. It was just my innocent ignorance. And whenever I had a question related to gear, I would be delighted to ask one of my friends who majored in photography, to recommend me what I could buy based on my budget; though I knew nothing about what he recommended – I just took his word for it. I was usually drawn to DSLRs, but ...Your camera is the tool, you have the vision By Daniel B
Last winter I enjoyed walking though the early morning fog, trying to capture the grim ambience surrounding me.
Lately I have been shooting Jpeg again, and I’ve discovered that if I pushed the limits of Jpeg in Lightroom, I would achieve a digital crunch that I really liked. The photograph of the house is something I could have shot with my Diana Mini!
I still enjoy shooting my father’s old sony Alpha, especially with the big consumer ...
Hello Brandon & Steve,
These three photographs were taken over the past couple months. Still continuing my trend with my trusty K1000/Super-Takumar 50mm f/1.4. Since you last heard from me, my Photograph A Week mailing list has changed to my new project entitled “Aural Photography”. If you’re curious, please go to my new website:
You can also follow me on Flickr:
-KhunyaDaily Inspiration #563 By Khunya Pan
From around the watercooler
I have heard from a couple of places that the Canon EOS-1D X may be delayed, yet again. The latest we’re hearing is that arrival of the camera body won’t be until June, 2012.
We’ve also heard allocation to stores is based on preorders from CPS members. In other words, CPS members will get to the front of the line for 1D X preorders.
This isn’t confirmed by Canon yet.
crCanon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
Camera Canada has the 5D Mark III bodies in stock and for sale. They are priced at $3679.96, which should get you in range of the US pricing of $3499 after all the conversions and things like that. You’ll get great service from Camera Canada, I deal with them almost weekly.
cr5D Mark III Bodies in Stock at Camera Canada
Most won’t need this one.
Canon has released a firmware update for the EOS-1D Mark IV.
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following change.
Improved Canon ultrawide for full frame?
The world is waiting for Canon to release a top end performing ultra wide lens for full frame cameras. While I think the 17-40 f/4L is a bargain of a workhorse and the 16-35 f/2.8L II is a very solid performer, I think the line is still lacking that standout ultra wide zoom lens. I have heard numerous photographers say they’d pay “anything” for a top notch lens in that segment.
Below are 3 patented optical formulas for new ultrawide angle lenses for Canon. ...Patent: A new 16-35 f/2.8 or Faster Concept?
A Nikonian loves the 5D Mark III
Nikon wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer took the 5D Mark III to a wedding to discover it’s a pretty good camera. It’s a good review, as he does point out a few weaknesses.
Right now, Canon is primarily competing with the Nikon D800. At $500 cheaper and with a high-resolution, high dynamic range sensor, the D800 will be a tempting option for most users. For someone like me who takes more than a quarter million photos a year, the idea of a sensor that ...A Nikonian Reviews the Canon 5D Mark III
The 5D Mark III get support
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.1 release candidate and it now supports the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Other bug fixes were also addressed. Expect to see a final version of Lightroom 4.1 next week.
New Camera Support
The following issues have been fixed in the Lightroom 4.1 release candidate:
I received the following report about PocketWizards and the 5D Mark III. I have not confirmed this myself.
Been using PW products for 8 years now. I currently have a Canon 1D Mark IV, which works great up to 1/800 at the studio with hyper sync, and preordered a 1D X. I just bought a Canon 5D III and won’t sync at shutter speeds higher than 1/160 using Mini TT1 and Paul C. Buff Einstein Flashes fitted with Poceket Wizard Power MC2′s. Any speeds higher than that, it will give u the dark ...5D Mark III & Possible 1D X Issue With PocketWizards
Go Duke… oh wait… March Madness One Day Sale!
From the folks at LensRentals.com…… “Whoa! We’ve got way too much stuff up for sale. Tyler says he is tired of looking at all this equipment looking all sad on the shelf, and wants to see it all go to a new home. So today only, he is offering a special deal: Purchase any item before 4 PM CT today and put the code MADNESS10 in the special instructions box during checkout and we will take 10% off the purchase price after your order has been submitted.” ...
Canon has sent out another invite for April 16, 2012. This will be beyond the .
Could this be the hoped for 4K DSLR Canon has already teased the world with? As some would say, is this what videographers wanted the 5D Mark III to be?
We have heard the 4K DSLR would be announced sooner than later, however it’s rumoured availability would be in the distant future.
The next Cinema EOS product coming on April 16, 2012?
crCanon Invite April 16, 2012 at NAB
No camera these days is going to launch issue free, and a very noticeable one has shown up with the 5D Mark III is used in combination with the EF 200 f/2L IS. The issue being an odd and rather loud noise from the what seems to be the image stabilizer. I have noticed this first hand while using the combination in AI Servo mode.
Others have noticed it, and there’s a thread on the about it.
I will be testing the following lenses tomorrow with the 5D Mark III to see if the issue is isolated ...5D Mark III & Lens Combination Issues?
The “mini OMD” is now in Stock as body only and in kit version at Amazon US (Click here).
Other Olympus US deals reminder:
$100 off on the E-m1 at Amazon (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here), Adorama (Click here with 4% reward) and Bhphoto (Click here with 2% reward).
Ref. E-m1 for $1039 only at GetOlympus (Click here).
Up to $800 savings on PEN or OMD camera camera+lens combos at GetOlympus (Click here).
BestBuy is selling the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $999 on eBay US (Click here).
Over the weekend I got more confirmations from sources saying the GF line up is “on hold” for this year. It’s unclear if there will be ever new GF model in future. This could really be the end of the GF line which started with the great Panasonic GF1 camera (still for sale on Amazon).
I guess Panasonic wants to focus on the more “Premium” GM line instead (which I do own and like a lot!). What do you think…Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this ...(FT5) More confirmations from sources that GF line is “on hold”.
Panasonic just released a new firmware update (Donwload link here) for the brand new Nocticron lens. It improves the “motion picture quality under high sensitivity in use with GH4.“.
You can buy the lens at Amazon US (Click here), Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here). In UK at Wexphotographic (Click here). In Germany at Redcoon (Click here), Technikdirekt (Click here).Firmware update on the Nocticron improves “motion picture quality”.
Celebrity photographer David Bailey: The man behind the (Olympus) camera! (via Imaging Resource).
Panasonic 14-140mm lens review at Photographyblog.
GH4 shooting report at Yodobashi.
15mm shooting report at Yodobashi.
Alex Majoli’s Mad Men set photos shot on an em1 at Lightbox.
about a novice getting great results with a mft camera…(Buchangrant).
Olympus OMD EM1 rear dial issue by Daniel Cheung.
Olympus E-M1 rebates in France (Lepidi).
Jim: I have seen several people asking about the cheap focal ...a little bit of everything…
Olympus US now reduced the price of the E-M1. You can get it for $100 less at Amazon (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here), Adorama (Click here with 4% reward) and Bhphoto (Click here with 2% reward). The refurbished body sells for $1039 only at Amazon (Click here), GetOlympus (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
And if you buy the E-M1 or any other new PEN or OMD camera you can save up to $800 on camera+lens combos at GetOlympus (Click here).
There are many mroe new Olympus deals (like $10 off on ...$100 off on the Olympus E-M1. Up to $800 off on combos.
Panasonic GH4 Sample Images from The Luminous Landscape on Vimeo.
Michael Reichmann from Luminous Landscape (Click here) posted an initial field review of the Panasonic GH4. The first conclusion is:
To summarize the GH4 in a single sentence, I would say that this is a MFT system camera that is fully competitive in terms of features, functionality and image quality with anything currently on the market. It leaves little undelivered for stills work. If a 16MP image size is adequate for your shooting ...Panasonic GH4 field review at Luminous Landscape.
What you see here on top is the teaser launched by Samyang Europe on Facebook. Rumors has it they will show their first AF lens. Well, that rumor is completely wrong. Dicahub posted an interview with Samyang and this is part of the translated content:
Q(=DicaHub): are you working on AF lenses?
A(=Samyang Optics rep.): we aren’t working on AF lenses.
Q: Is it difficult to work on AF lenses of open mounts like Micro Four-thirds or E mounts?
A: Open mounts like E mount also open only basic informations, ...
Aline au parc Montsouris avec le GH4 from Emmanuel Pampuri on Vimeo.
Quality difference there is between a GH4 4K and GX7 AVCHD video at Vimeo (Click here). But it would have been more useful to compare it on the same subject
Panasonic GH4: Fun with VFR; Slow/Fast-Mo in Shibuya, Tokyo (by Akihabara on Youtube).
Andrew: “We got hands on with a gh4 for a few hours and shot this comparison video with all the cameras we could wrangle (gh3, gh4, 7d, 5d3, c100):
BestBuy is selling the Panasonic 12-35mm X lens for $999 on eBay US (Click here). That’s $100 less than in any other major online store!
GH4 in Stock with high extra $$$ to pay on ebay US: auction one and auction two. Don’t buy unlike you are desperate. GH4 will ship this week in all major US online stores
Reminder: This weekend you will get 20% off on Olympus accessories at GetOlympus (Click here). Just use the code “SPRINGACC” when checking out! The rebate runs on very expensive accessories too ...“expensive” GH4 listed on eBay. 12-35mm X for $999 and Olympus accessory deal reminder.
Music Video Camera Shootout GH4, GH3, 5d mark iii, 7D, C100
New New Russar+ M-mount lens at Lomography.
Panasonic 12-32mm pancake zomm tested at Photographyblog.
M.Zuiko 60mm macro for butterfly photography on the Pen E-P5 at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews
LEE filters Little Stopper and HandlePod with the E-P5 for long exposures at Bestmirrorlesscamerareviews
Japanese E-M10 test at Itmedia.
Olympus OMD EM1 Review: Travel Photography by Daniel Cheung.
preliminary brochure for the GH4 at Panasonic.net. ...
Hey everyone. I’ve got a couple of Lightroom news-related items for you today. First off, I just got word that the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine (issue #4) is up on the App Store. If you’ve got an iPad, here’s the link to the free app where you can download the first issue for free. Each issue after that is $4.99. I’ve also included a few screen captures from the app (Cover, Table of Contents and my Editors Note) below.
Also, Adobe just released an update to Lightroom. We’re at Lightroom 4.4 ...Lightroom 4.4 and Magazine Update
Hey everyone! This post is brought to you by a post-Easter-Sunday-chocolate-sugar-high, so I can make no claims as to it’s accuracy or usefulness But I do think you’ll like these presets. They’re an update to some I released a while back, that went over really well. Basically, it’s a warm sunflare glow effect that makes a nice finishing touch on your outdoor photos.
It’s pretty simple. There’s a “Left Side” version and a “Right Side” version. They both emanate from the upper corner of the photo ...Lightroom Presets – Sunflare Glow Effect
One of the cool things about Lightroom is that it’s got some easy ways to customize the interface and make the program look more like your own. One of those ways is with panel end marks – you know those little graphics below the panels on the left and right side of Lightroom. Check out the video below and I’ll show you how you can make your own graphics and have Lightroom display them, instead of the default ones that it ships with.Lightroom Video – Customizing The Interface With Your Own Graphic
We’ve been getting fantastic reviews of the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine. If you own an iPad and are still on the fence about downloading the magazine, I thought I’d share one of my favorite articles from this issue with you. See, we always get a ton of questions about color management between Photoshop and Lightroom. Last year, I met Joe Brady who’s a total wizard when it comes to this stuff. So we asked him if he’d write an article to help make sense of it all and he did just that. Here’s ...Download A Free Article From Lightroom Magazine – Color Workflow From Lightroom to Photoshop
If You Print From Lightroom Then Watch This Video
Happy Friday! Over on my personal blog at www.MattK.com, I told a little story about how I hadn’t removed some spots/sensor dust/debris in a photo that I had printed. See, when it comes to your web images, it’s really hard to see those little spots. But when you print, all bets are off – those things show up like you wouldn’t believe. While most people would never see them, because they don’t typically walk up and look at your photos from 6 inches, photographers examine photos extremely closely. ...
Photoshop World Update
Hi everyone. Just wanted to give a quick Photoshop World update for anyone going (or thinking of going). First, I’m teaching a pre-conference workshop on Photoshop Compositing with the awesome Glyn Dewis. We’ve teamed up for a 4-hour workshop where you’ll get to light, shoot and build your own composites while we’re there with you to help out. Plus, in order for me to get out of writing a huge 40 page workbook for the session, I convinced the powers-that-be to let me give away a free copy of my ...
Happy Monday everyone. I wanted to let you know that our Lightroom Magazine App issue #3 is really close. The magazine is basically done, and will be submitted to the App store this week. After that, it can literally take just a couple of days or up to a couple of weeks depending on how things go. In the meantime, I figured I’d share the cover and table of contents so you could take a look at what’s coming in the issue.
Here’s the link to the app and a free issue (issue #1). Don’t forget, there’s ...Lightroom Magazine Issue 3 Almost Ready!
One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that lots of people still don’t use 3rd party plug-ins, so I set out to try to recreate the effect in Lightroom. After trying a bunch of different combinations I think I came pretty close.
Now, there’s definitely something in the “special sauce” that the plug-in companies use. So if you have the plug-ins (or are thinking of getting one), I’d still ...Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect
Hey everyone. One thing that happens to me when using presets deals with customizing them. See, I’ll be using a preset I’ve downloaded and realize I keep making the same “tweaks” to it every time. Well, instead of wasting the time changing it each time, you’ll see in the video that there’s an easy way to take your custom settings and combine them with the preset itself. Enjoy!Lightroom Video – Updating Your Own Lightroom Presets
Hey everyone. One thing I hear more and more about on my Lightroom seminar tours is that more and more people are using Elements to go along with Lightroom. First off, the feedback I hear is that everyone loves Lightroom. So much so that they don’t want to leave it. But when they want to do some quick cloning or retouching, it seems people are finding Elements fits right in.
Well, I just found out that the folks over at the Photoshop Elements Newsletter are giving away my Photoshop Elements Book ...Get My Elements Book Free When You Sign Up For the Elements Newsletter
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily Desmond Love, Blake Whitt and Johnathan Fletcher celebrate Fletcher’s dramatic, last second shot to win the Northwest Regional final against Vincent High send Tanner to the state final four.
Basketball season for Alabama high schools is winding down. That alone is reason for celebration but it is tournament time and that is reason for double celebration. Regular season basketball can become tedious because we cover so many games. The pictures get a bit repetitive. ...Season Of The Bouncing Ball
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily A referee tries to explain to Austin coach Jake Miles why his player was called for a foul while dunking the ball during the first half of the boys game between cross town rivals Austin High and Decatur High at Calhoun Community College Friday night.
Being a good photographer has relatively little to do with the camera in your hand or the lens mounted to said camera. Being a good photographer comes down to finding moments and capturing them with whatever camera is in ...On Finding Photos
Homes in the McCulley Mill Rd. area are completely destroyed following a strike from an EF5 tornado that cut a path through Lawrence, Morgan and Limestone Counties. Kevin Harrison and his wife Sarabeth hold their children, Mason and Sophie as they emerge from a safe room, the only thing that survived of their house.
Today, assuming you are reading this on February 14, marks two decades for me at The Decatur Daily. Wow! That was never my plan. I grew up in north Alabama and, when I moved to Virginia ...Two Decades In Decatur
This is the twentieth, and final, post of the Twenty Moments News series for 2013.
Walter Jackson Elementary students and teachers compete in a pumpkin seed spitting competition Thursday. Syterius Nickerson puts major league effort into her attempt.
You are already smiling! I like that. What a great way to start off the new year. School assignments are not always this entertaining. In fact, far too many involve children looking at computer screens. This assignment was for a fall festival at one ...Twenty Moments – News – Spittin’ Seeds
This is the twentieth, and final, post in the Twenty Moments Sports series for 2013.
The town of Hartselle loves its baseball. From five year olds through high school, baseball occupies the hallowed ground of youthful dreams. Coach Mike Murphree helps Peter Cosby learn the proper position for catching during the first on the field practice of the year.
We have finally arrived. Twenty Moments concludes today with a special picture. It is special because it is a photo of my son on his first day of ...Twenty Moments – Sports – Baseball Town
This is the nineteenth post in the Twenty Moments News series for 2013.
Two wrecks on Interstate 65 north at the 345 mile marker involved a total of eight vehicles and injured 4 Monday afternoon. A wreck victim is covered in blood as he waits to be transported to the hospital following the crash involving five vehicles.
I hate wrecks on the interstate. Actually, I hate wrecks period. Wrecks on the interstate are, in addition to being wrecks, a logistical nightmare. Many times you don’t know which ...Twenty Moments – News – Bloodied
This is the nineteenth post in the Twenty Moments Sports series for 2013.
A look of pure joy is in Tre Mason’s eyes after he scored a touchdown during Auburn’s 59-42 SEC Championship victory over Missouri. Mason rushed for 304 yards during the game.
We are still fairly close to Christmas and I figured an ‘eyes all aglow’ reference would not be lost on you. Auburn running back Tre Mason set the world on fire during the SEC Championship game against Missouri. He ran for 304 yards and the Auburn offense ...Twenty Moments – Sports – Eyes All Aglow
This is the eighteenth post in the Twenty Moments News series for 2013.
Children peer out the door of the Southern Spirit Cheer Academy as Decatur Police investigate the scene of a shooting in the parking lot at 1905 Central Parkway SW in Decatur Tuesday evening. A man was wounded in the leg in the incident and taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital. The victim was found on the sidewalk in front of the cheer academy and what appeared to be a shell casing was in the parking lot near where the officers are ...Twenty Moments – News – Shooting Scene
This is the eighteenth post in the Twenty Moments Sports series for 2013.
The Auburn Tigers pull off another last second miracle defeating top ranked Alabama 34-28. Fans fill the field and celebrate the amazing, last second victory.
Three photos from the Iron Bowl make the Twenty Moments series this year. Three! Aside from BCS Championships, this is probably the biggest game I have ever covered and I have covered some really big games. The thing is, before the game, no one came up and said, “This ...Twenty Moments – Sports – Crazy Night In Auburn
This is the seventeenth post in the Twenty Moments News series for 2013.
Robert Cawthorn takes his lunch break beneath one of the track hoes his crew is using to help build a new bridge on Danville Rd. near Danville HIgh School. Cawthorn works for Miller and Miller Construction.
July 4th this year will be more famous for the weather than the fireworks. The rain fell so hard for so long it caused severe flooding. I was on vacation at the time and never covered a moment of it. Some roads and bridges ...Twenty Moments – News – Lunch Break
Last week we had a ton of contests for our first ever Fstoppers Workshops in the Bahamas. Each of the 10 instructors gave away free classes to their workshops through a ton of different platforms. Every winner is listed in this full post. If you missed out, don’t worry. LensRentals and four of the instructors are currently giving away an ALL PAID EXPENSE TRIP to our workshop in the Bahamas and it ends in less than 12 hours. Less than 14 entries have been made so your chances of winning are ...All the Winners of Last Week’s Fstoppers Workshops Contests
Andrew Dean from HillBillyGripTruck.com posted his updated video shootout of the Gh4, Gh3, 5d3, 7d, and C100. The results were pretty cool and we were able to get a nice side by side view of quality from each of the cameras as they were all setup to be relatively close in settings. On top of making sure settings were close, all of the cameras shot at the same time in the same exact lighting situation to make sure they were all brought an equal scene to work with. [more]Gh4, Gh3, 5d3, 7d, and C100 Shootout
After yesterday’s post, Lars Steenhoff sent us an updated, side-by-side comparison of video bitrates on the Nikon D800 at 3200 ISO with NikonHacker’s new firmware. Steenhoff comments that the 64Mbps file has more noise as a result of less compression, but cleans up easily in a final file output that is cleaner with just a little noise reduction. For those interested, he has also made the original 64Mbps and 24Mpbs files downloadable on Dropbox, too. [more]Side-by-Side Video Bitrate Comparison on Nikon D800 with NikonHacker Firmware
Michael Ash Smith is a commercial wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographer based out of Barto, PA. As a hybrid photographer, much of Michael’s work is done on 35mm and medium format film with some instant film here and there for special occasions. He recently shared images from a wedding he shot over on the Junebug Weddings blog. The difference? Everything he shot that day was with instant film. [more]Michael Ash Smith Photographs an Entire Wedding on Instant Film
Dutch physicist Arie van’t Riet’s X-ray photography gives us an alternative view of nature, allowing us to glimpse the internal complexity of plants and animals in their natural habitats. Van’t Riet colorizes parts of his photographs in Photoshop to create final products that give viewers a sense of the subjects’ natural colors. [more]X-Ray Photographs Provide a Glimpse into the Complexity of Nature
The Lytro field camera was cute, but completely impractical for anyone who really wanted to take professional imagery. It was a weird rectangle that just never felt like anything more than a toy. Today Lytro intends to change that with the release of their professionally-focused Light Field Camera Illum. It comes with a 30mm-250mm lens equivalent with a constant f/2.0 aperture and will ship starting July 2014 for $1,599. [more]Lytro Finally Introduces a Camera That Creative Professionals Will Want
Today, NikonRumors published a brief story about Nikon’s winnings in the 2014 Red Dot awards. Every year the fellows at Red Dot in Essen, Germany select products in various fields with outstanding design. In the past, Nikon has been awarded Red Dots for their D4, 1-series mirrorless system, and various coolpix cameras. This year Nikon took home three Red Dots for their ACULON T51 binoculars, D5300 APS-C DSLR and, surprisingly, the Df. [more]Despite Form Without Much Function, Nikon Df Wins Red Dot Design Award
As much as I love to use Amazon for buying products, this had me scratching my head. Amazon user Keith Fuller posted his 5 star review on the Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Lens that hasn’t been released. Oh, and he even pointed out that he does not own the lens. He hasn’t even tried it out. NICE! [more]Amazon Customer Seems Awfully Excited for the Sigma 50mm
Yes, Terry Richardson is making the headlines AGAIN. But this time, he seems to have outdone himself from the last few times we have wrote about him. According to Jezebel.com, model Emma Appleton shared a screenshot of a message from Terry Richardson which was offering her a chance to have a featured Vogue shoot in exchange for sex. [more]Model Claims Terry Richardson Asked For Sex In Exchange For Vogue Shoot
To date, Nikon users haven’t enjoyed the benefits of Magic Lantern hacks appreciated by many Canon shooters. However, this is slowly changing as NikonHacker has added firmware hacks for a variety of Nikon DSLRs. Using recent NikonHacker updates, Lars Steenhoff has shared his own 54Mbps sample, albeit without comparisons for the moment. NikonHacker user, LPowell, however, has shared a series bitrate comparison videos with the Nikon D800. [more]Nikon D800 Video Bitrate Comparisons with NikonHacker Firmware
I am thrilled to announce a new partnership between Tiffinbox and Inspire Photo Retreats.
After attending the annual gathering for the last three or four years, I was impressed by how and why the organizers emphasize fostering a community of photographers. Indeed, the very idea of working together came about because it was clear to me that Inspire’s vision matched that of Tiffinbox; to inspire photographers by elevating their craft and business skills through education, practice and honest feedback. ...Announcing A New Partnership With Inspire Photo Retreats
One of the first e-books I bought was Ed Verosky’s on Flash Photography. Soon after he published “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level” and “Taking Your Portraiture To The Next Level II”. Long on value and short on price, these resources gave me the technical know-how to get started in this business.
Early this year, Ed decided he wanted to teach a great many more people. So he started a website, where over the course of a year, you could learn professional photography skills. If you ever wanted ...Learn Professional Photography Skills From Ed Verosky
Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog has helped scores of photographers to get legally legitimate. If you were working without a contract, she can hook you up. If you have a legal question about delivering files or photographing minors, she always has a ready answer on her popular blog.
Recently I had an issue where some of my content from this blog suddenly appeared on another site. I had not given the other website my approval to copy and paste my content. So, I approached Rachel and asked her what I should ...Introducing Rachel Brenke’s The Law Tog & BizRevamp
My first foray into social media (even before it was called that, I believe) was on Twitter. I didn’t know what I was doing. I was a skeptical dabbler.
Now approaching 9000 followers (small compared to some other very popular people), I credit Twitter for being the catalyst for my headshot portrait photography business in Connecticut.
More on how all that worked out another time, but I wanted to let you know that my friends at Photoshelter have launched a new guide on using Twitter that you should ...Get This Free Twitter Guide By Photoshelter
Zack Arias is a name that is now synonymous with learning to use your off-camera studio strobe or speedlight, starting with just one light and one modifier, in manual mode.
Whether you attended one of his workshops (or like me, two of his workshops) in the past or sat and watched and rewatched his first video tutorial called, OneLight Workshop, I am going to bet that you have experienced one or two personal eureka moments about using your flash.
For some of us, his teaching liberated us from the ...OneLight 2.0, A Review Of Zack Arias’ New Off-Camera Lighting Tutorial For All Photographers
When I was in high school, I rather grudgingly went to summer band camp. Don’t laugh, but I was instrumental (no pun intended) in leading our marching band to local championships by playing the … cymbals.
Yep, that was me crashing my cymbals in front of my face, sometimes catching a bit of my lip. Sometimes, I had to carry those heavy cymbals and march backwards, holding them up so that the snare-drummers had their shot at hitting it. Sometimes they missed the cymbals and they hit my fingers instead. ...Why You Should Go To Brand Camp This Summer
Ernesto Bazan eschews the title of “documentary photographer” when I try to describe him before our chat. He prefer to be known as a photographer who creates intimate, personal stories. Looking at his images (see below), you’ll immediately get that about him. For the last 20 or so years, he is committed to telling those stories of the people and the island of Cuba. His work, developed over time is a response more than a reaction. The images, whether they are from Bazan Cuba, Al Campo or his latest ...Publishing Ernesto Bazan’s Isla, The Final Book Of His Cuban Trilogy
I really do enjoy Jamie Swanson’s posts on The Modern Tog. No accident that she was selected as last year’s Tiffinbox Award recipient.
Seeing what she has done with The Modern Tog, I know discount codes or special sales are a rarity (the last time she had any of her products on sale was on Black Friday, last year). It is clear that she values what she offers photographers and the products she has made available to photographers are in my opinion indeed valuable.
For a variety of reasons, Jamie is ...The Modern Tog Flash Sale: Take 25% Off
The internet has done great things to help us market ourselves as photographers, and social media in specific has made it possible for us to reach a large audience even easier. It is a double-edged sword though. While it’s true that you can reach more people now, the same is true for everyone else. The social media space has become very crowded and the perceived barriers to entry in becoming a “photographer” have gone down significantly because of this.Standing Out
How do you stand out marketing ...How Photographers Can Create A Well-Rounded Marketing Plan
I am excited to share how I made the decision to open my studio. It has been a positive experience for me and I am grateful for the response it is receiving from both new and existing clients.
I had run my business, Yellowhale Photography, for many years as an on-location photographer focused on high end, boutique portraiture. I was very proud of what I had accomplished and the growth that my business had made in that time, but as I approached my 10 year anniversary, I found myself considering the ...Opening Your Own Photography Studio? 5 Things To Consider
Michael Zagaris is a legendary rock and sports photographer heaving captured iconic photographs of rock stars — from Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, the Rolling stones, the Who and on and on. He then went on to become the team photographer for the San Francisco 49ers with images of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh to today’s team. Michael passes along his tips and advice for how he gets inside the world he is photographing. Watch and listen then go out and try what he tells you, to advance your own photography ...Rock & sport photography tips from Michael Zagaris
The topic of wedding guests taking photos at the ceremony, has started to gain more and more interest in the last couple of years. I was just getting started in the industry and was second shooting for another photographer the first time I saw a wedding where the guests were NOT allowed to take photos at the ceremony. The minister announced that the bride requested that all cell phones and cameras be turned off. In this particular case, I was a bit turned off myself by the idea. I thought maybe ...Should Your Guests Take Pictures at Your Wedding Ceremony?
The Beatles on Ed Sullivan
Watching the 50th anniversary of the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, I couldn’t help but remember all those images that coincide with the soundtrack of my life that was generated by those 4 amazing artists.
Do you remember Joe Holmes telling me the major inspiration for his photography was born out of the Beatles’ last concert in San Francisco at Candlestick park? I must say this really surprised me: I expected him to tell me it was some sort of fairly conservative element. Instead ...Getting Your Photography Groove on
Five friends are reunited, and Ringo Starr couldn’t be happier. A 50-year-old photographic mystery was solved when five Beatles fans got back together to recreate a classic photo taken by Starr during The Beatles’ first trip to the United States in 1964.
Last week Starr wondered about the identities of the five young fans seen in the picture. The former drummer snapped the picture when their Chevy Impala rolled up next to his limousine when the Fab 4 visited New York City for the first time.
“They’re ...Beatles Fans Recreate Famous 1964 Photo Taken By Ringo Starr
Bill Eppridge stands in front of his work at Photo LA’s 22nd Annual Photographic Art Exposition on January 17, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. Photo: Leslie Nestor Miranda, FilmMagic
Bill Eppridge, a celebrated photojournalist most famous for snapping Senator Robert F. Kennedy as he lay dying from a gunshot wound in 1968, has died at a hospital in Connecticut. He was 75.
Eppridge’s career lasted more than five decades and included stints working for magazines like National Geographic and Sports ...RFK Assassination Photographer Bill Eppridge Dies At 75
Miley Cyrus on the cover of Rolling Stone
Miley Cyrus didn’t always want to be America’s reigning Twerk Queen. In fact, the “Wrecking Ball” singer says she seriously considered going to college to study photography.
In her recent highly-publicized interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Cyrus, 20, says she almost opted to enroll at New York University after finishing her television show Hannah Montana in order to study photography.
She told Rolling Stone, “Once I ended (Hannah Montana), I thought I ...Miley Cyrus Wanted To Study Photography At NYU
Michael De Rubeis’ mugshot.
When it comes to hiring a wedding photographer, never underestimate the power of background research. A man in New Jersey was arrested after playing wedding photographer and bilking thousands from unsuspecting couples, ruining what should have been the happiest day of their lives.
Michael De Rubeis has been charged with six counts of theft by deception and six counts of impersonation after allegedly scamming 38 couples out of nearly $140,000. Arrested in April, De Rubeis ...Fake Wedding Photographer Scams $140,000 From Couples
“Afghan Girl” by Steve McCurry. Credit: National Geographic
Over the last 125 years National Geographic has been host to some of the most iconic images ever taken, and now the magazine is honoring its most celebrated shots with an issue devoted entirely to them.
The October 2013 issue will feature instantly recognizable photographs from the magazine’s past — including National Geographic’s most famous image, Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl.”
The issue also includes a stirring essay from writer and photographer ...National Geographic Celebrates 125 Years With Photography Issue
Dogwoods over the Merced River at sunset, from last springThe last time I was in Yosemite Valley was just over a week ago, and only a few dogwood blossoms had appeared by then. I returned to the valley yesterday, and found that the dogwoods had fully emerged already. This is one of the earliest blooms I can remember, but that’s not terribly surprising with the warm and dry spring we’ve had.
Although the flowers will last a couple of weeks, they’re most photogenic when new and fresh, so they’re near ...Dogwoods Have Arrived
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Tennessee, October 23-26, 2011 with Richard Bernabe and Jerry Greer, Tuition is $1075 per person. The workshop begins at 12 noon on Sunday, October 23 and commences at noon on Wednesday, October 26. The Sunday-Wednesday time frame was chosen this year to help avoid the heavy traffic the Park can sometimes receive during peak foliage.
More information can be found Here: Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photo Workshop
Tremont Autumn, Great Smoky Mountains National ...Announcement: Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photo Workshop (Richard Bernabe)
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Flemming and Charlene from Coffee and Magic have created an awesome contemporary website for me and now I can really promote new and upcoming tutorials and workshops. Get on over and subscribe to be the first to hear about new and amazing offers.
The post I have a new Training Website appeared first on Christian Fletcher Photo Images.I have a new Training Website
Three years ago in January, 2009, I made my first blog post. This post will be my last one on this blog.
It has been a wonderful experience sharing photos, stories and tips about life and learning through the lens. I’ve had photo contests where I gave away lenses and trips and other goodies (how fun!). I’ve had a seriously controversial camera review (Sam and I won’t live that one down… but we do get emails daily totally in agreement with our findings) But best of all I have shared with you the amazing ...The Final Post – 3 Years Later
Charlene at Marina Bay
Since late October 2013, apart from spending March in Copenhagen, I have been living in Singapore. I am here to help and support my love Charlene and her mother, Charlene’s father sadly passed away on Oct 30th last year. After 5 months I can actually order food at the local hawker center (must be done in Singaporean English and loud!) and I am an expert at eating with chopsticks. It is time for the first of many stories from My Singapore Life.
We landed 26th of October and I ...My Singapore Life – Introduction
Hope is all she has. We met this young woman in a small slum area very close to the pontoon bridge in Varanasi. She will give birth in a couple of weeks and hopes that everything will go well.
Some technical information:
- Hasselblad H4D-40
- Hasselbald HC 80mm
- ISO 100
- 1/180 sec
- Elinchrom Ranger Quadra (Li) with 100cm Octa Softbox
- Lee ND filter 0.6
- developed in Phocus
- finished in Photoshop CC
- light assistant: Joshua Pacher
- location scout / translator: Raju ...
An adult eagle feeds a 2-week-old eaglet in George Lepp’s Nesting Bald Eagles Of Smith Rock Oregon video.
In the April issue of OP, we ran the Eagle Eyes article by George Lepp where he detailed how he photographed and recorded a pair of bald eagles over a period of 12 weeks from hatching to fledging. In the article, which you can see here if you missed it in print, Lepp shared how he was able to get this extraordinary collection of photos and he detailed the gear that was required. The project involved ...The Nesting Bald Eagles Of Smith Rock State Park Oregon. A short film by George Lepp.
Earth shadow tints the sky over Thor’s Hammer in pastel shades of blue and pink in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. (Bret Edge)
I first visited Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park in 2005. Melissa and I spent a half day touring the overlooks before unanimously deciding that we were unimpressed and should move on to a more interesting location. In 2012 I was passing by Bryce Canyon on a motorcycle trip when something compelled me to give it another shot. I rode through a summer monsoon storm along ...Photographer’s Guide to Bryce Canyon National Park
Oh boy one of the topics I really don’t like talking about. Until Now. Flash. I can honestly say that I am not a flash person. It’s just extra work and extra stuff to carry. However, I do love those shots that use non natural light properly. Well with the upgrade to the D4 came the upgrade to the SB-900 and combined, along with a very helpful little setting called e4, I’m starting to really have fun with flash. Fun is the key word there. Back using the D3 and SB-800, I wasn’t having fun. It felt ...When to upgrade camera gear?
It’s been an exciting week for nature photographers around the world, but particularly for Australians. Shortlists for the ANZANG and Veolia/BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year were emailed out. In my opinion, the latter remains the pinnacle of prestige in nature photography. Nowhere else do you get to compete against the best of the best, many of them the big name shooters for National Geographic. The great thing is that you yourself do not need to be a notable photographer to be successful. ...Crunch Time
Iceberg Arch, Pléneau Bay, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM,
1/500 second at f/9.5, ISO 400
The post Antarctic Dreams essay in Outdoor Photographer Magazine appeared first on William Neill's Light on the Landscape PhotoBlog.Antarctic Dreams essay in Outdoor Photographer Magazine
Back in September 2012 Google acquired the popular standalone company Nic Software. Over the years I had installed various types of it’s plug in’s on my range of computers to check it out but every time I just couldn’t justify the price they were asking per plug in, especially when I was happy with my current workflow. But now in March 2013 Google has made available the whole Nic Software plugins for $149. Now it is a case of how can I justify not to buy these plugins, given the discount is some ...Google buys Nik Software offering $149 bundle
Sunrise in the Mojave / Photo by Steve BerardiAdding contrast to a landscape photo is one way to make it a more compelling image. When we think of the word “contrast” we usually think about contrasting colors or brightness. But, there’s also another type of contrast that you can capture in your images: subjective contrast.
Here’s a quick look at the different types of contrast and how you can capture them in your images:Color Contrast
The most common way of adding more contrast to your images is ...How To Add Contrast To Landscape Photos
At first glance, this image has a great deal of impact. The Photoshop treatment works with the style of the pose, and the environment. you’ve done a great job of making the subject feel relaxed and that is half the battle. I love the selective focus on the subject, and using a shallow depth of field kept the trees in the background from competing for attention. Good for you and your subject! There is one area you might want to refine just a touch, and that is on the pose. The subject has her ...anhttp://cantrellportrait.com/blog/wp-admin/edit.phpdrew singh Image critique
Brooke and Craig traveled from Michigan to celebrate their December wedding in Chicago. Their morning brunch wedding at Creativo Loft was the kick-off for their New Year's Eve wedding day. Bride Brooke chose blush, silver and gray tones for their powder-snow winter day. The groom's family lives in Ireland, so a small gathering of the bride's side welcomed him to his new family in America.
Despite the chilly temperatures, Wedding Creativo photographer Giorgio and the couple went around to a ...Small Winter Wedding at Creativo Loft
Amy + Varpas have been our client friends for a long time. Ever since their wedding, now their family has grown with three beautiful and awesome kids. This time it was time for their youngest, Celina, to be baptized. I have always had the soft spot for families especially this one. Varpas is a Marine and goes to work months at a time away from his family while Amy holds the fort and juggles between her career and her three kids. She is an amazing mother. You know what I love about this family? ...Celina Baptism
We started our afternoon over lunch, once I found my way through the streets of downtown Napa to meet up with her. Laughing over talk of raising boys and working as photographers. Kathi Cook & I met thanks to photography, and it is our passion for women rediscovering themselves that brought us together. I still remember watching Kathi at her Team-X Fight Club, broadcast from California, talking about helping couples reignite their passion.
Such a beautiful mission. Something that I can see ...Glamour Photographer – Kathi in Napa, California
Super excited to see Matt Adcock make the overall 6th placement for the 2012 Fall Photo Contest for the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP). There are so so so many competing photographers that we admire in this contest!!!
It is such an honor to say that our entire team of 7 photographers placed images, 23 total images with a total of 4 that were top 5 finishersandhellip; amazing work from an amazing team that we are super proud of!!!!
Our very first wedding in Thailand ...Fall 2012 ISPWP Contests Results - del Sol Photography
Today we are back with more Q and A, and today’s question comes from Phylicia Ghee!
“I wish I had a real life mentor to ask questions and go to for guidance, but for now I just have to work with what I have I guess, since I cant afford to go back to school for business. I still get lost in the logistics of bookkeeping, taxes and cash-flow. How did you and Jody learn to tackle, understand and keep track of those financial aspects of your business?”
Finances, taxes and cash flow are all ...5 SIMPLE steps to managing your business finances!
This has been one of the craziest years of my life. As a wedding photographer based in both Dallas, Texas and Paris, France, I’ve racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles! Running a business that spans the globe and shooting weddings in several different countries has been quite an adventure, and I feel very lucky to have been able to spend so many beautiful wedding days with so many brides and grooms. Being a destination wedding photographer has taken me to some amazing places, and I can’t wait to ...2013 Wedding Photography Year in Review
Katy Gray, our own lucky DWF member, had the opportunity to work with Lowel Light and review one of their products on location. Katy is a wedding photographer based out of Jacksonhole, WY and shoots all sorts of awesome, funky weddings in beautiful locations. Read her review of how the Lowel Light handled on location at one of her shoots:
“I was lucky enough to get a review model of the Lowel GL1 to test at my last few weddings of the year. When the box arrived I ran right upstairs to grab it off ...DWF Member Katy Gray Reviews Lowel GL1 Light
This week’s choice is one of those quirky moments you can only see in a photograph. I guess as a wedding photograph on its own it doesn’t tell us too much about the wedding, but it has a certain appeal alongside all of the other pictures that were taken at this event.
The dog is the bride and groom’s, and part of the brief they gave me was to make sure I had some pictures of the dog at the drinks reception. I was following the dog around and this image caught my eye. I initially saw the groom’s legs ...
It’s that time of year again….the sun is peeking out more often, the trees are coming into bloom and engagement sessions are being done!
Angela and Chris (whose wedding was this past weekend – more on that soon), braved the always unpredictable March weather with Steve for their session. It was worth it, though, as the sun made an appearance and Vancouver provided the perfect backdrop for their images.
Good evening from EPHQ everyone! As I’m sure you’ve seen on Twitter & Facebook everything has been going at break neck speeds since my return from photographing Shriradha & David’s destination wedding in India.
Well – my calendar wasn’t enough to slow me down and in between being filmed for WatchHollywood.TV, filmed for Daylight twice & This Week In Google Glass and a ton of advanced marketing & business classes – I’ve had my nose buried behind the monitor hand retouching thousands of photographs ...I’m One Destination Wedding Photographer Honoured To Share Shriradha & David’s Destination Wedding I Photographed In Kolkata India
For those of you who don’t live in Godzone (New Zealand, OK?) Vaughan Smith does the drive time show on New Zealand’s top music station, The Edge. He and Fletch have arguably the funniest radio show in the country and I listen to them every day. So when I saw his album working its way through production I thought I’d grab the opportunity to ask him a few girly questions. Read on, ladies, he’s not just funny, he’s got a soft centre.
• Tell us about how it all began – where did you and Sharde meet, ...Radio Romantic
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we do quite a few indian weddings each year and one of my favorite parts of the ceremony is the baraat, the arrival of the groom and his friends to meet the bride’s family. This is traditionally done on a mare and includes groovin’ indian music payed on dhol (drums) and shehnais (kind of like a buzzy oboe) and the grooms procession dances the entire way. I thought we’d share one of our favorite baraat photographs from last year.
In this shot, you can see the bride awaiting the groom’s arrival in ...The Baraat – Arriving in style at an indian wedding
We have always been a supporter of Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep an organization that provides the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby. “NILMDTS trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring the child’s legacy," from the NILMDTS website.
We are very excited ...Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Fundraiser
Photographers have been asking for a mobile version of Adobe Lightroom pretty much since the first iPad launched four years ago and, for some eager folks, even prior to that. Well, everyone finally got their wish tonight, as Adobe launched the Lightroom mobile app, which lets you edit and organize your images on your iPad. (The company says iPhone and Android versions of the app are also in the works.)
Adobe Launches Lightroom Mobile App for iPad; Here’s Our Hands-On Review
While the Lightroom mobile app is free to download, you need to have one of Adobe’s controversial ...
Are you going to be in the New York City area any time between now and Halloween? If so, head on down to SoHo for a very cool series of photography workshops being put on by Blurb.com for FREE.
Starting Thursday, October 21, the book-making Website will be hosting various speakers, workshops and discussions every day at their temporary space located at 60 Mercer Street in SoHo. The events go until October 31st.
Workshops include topics like: “Compelling Cover Design,” “Handmade Gifts for Booklovers,” ...Blurb to Host Free 11-day-long Photo Book Workshop in NYC
Photo by Levent CimkentliA TWiP book review by Levent Cimkentli
A few years ago the Sony Corporation had publicly stated that they hoped to become a major player in the field of digital photography. This however would mean that they would have to compete head-to-head against the big two camera makers, namely Canon and Nikon. Needless to say, the entrenched user base, high performance and deep range of lenses offered by these two venerable brands has made Sony’s quest an uphill battle, especially ...Sony A7 / A7R: from Snapshots to Great Shots
Nikon is excited to announce the Nikon Surf Photo and Movie of the Year are open for entries – part of the annual Australian Surfing Awards. These awards are being run as part of our partnership with Australia’s peak Surfing organisation – Surfing Australia. There are great Nikon prizes on offer for both awards – so make sure you enter!
The 2014 Australian Surfing Awards are open to Australian Citizens and Residents and cover the period between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The awards recognise ...Announcing the Nikon Surf Photo & Movie of the Year 2014!
The original Lytro camera let you refocus shots after you’d taken them, but it was a small, blocky camera that didn’t handle quite like a conventional camera. Lytro has now released the Lytro Illum, however, which feels much more traditional and comes with a series of updates.
The Lytro Illum lets you adjust focus, perspective and depth of field after you’ve taken the shot and the proprietary software platform enables users to view images in 3D, build custom animations, export images into common formats ...Lytro Illum advances light field technology
The Nikon SB-300 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that is compatible with Nikon FX-format and DX-format digital SLR cameras, as well as Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras that support i-TTL flash control. It can be rotated up to 120° for bounce flash photography. This entry-level Speedlight measures approximately 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 97 grams. The Nikon SB-300 will be available in late August 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of US$149.95.
[Nikon] ...Nikon SB-300 Entry-level Speedlight
December 7, 2010 -- Nik Software today announced that all six Nik Software plug-ins are now fully 64-bit compatible. If you use an end-to-end 64-bit workflow in Adobe Photoshop® CS5, Lightroom®, or Aperture® 3, follow the steps below to update your software. There is no need to download and install the 64-bit versions if you are not using 64-bit host software in a 64-bit workflow.
Download links, version numbers, and original ...Nik Software Releases 64-Bit Versions of all Six Nik Software Plug-ins
Today’s photo of the day, chosen from our online gallery is Dawn at Mayfield by Justin Minns.
We really loved this image because of the great natural lighting the photographer has captured from the sunset. It has created a lovely glow coming off of the land and contrasts really well with the dark clouds on the right hand-side of the image. The use of a low perspective creates the lines of flowers to lead the viewer’s eye to the sky in the background making this the focus.
If you’d like to see your ...Photo of the day 22/04/14
Phase One’s PODAS series is offering a workshop in New Zealand this year. These are intense affairs with each minute packed with photography, travel, lectures, and hand’s on teaching. Each participant has the use of a state of the art IQ180 80 megapixel camera system and access to all of the company’s lenses. If you want to learn about the best medium format has to offer while shooting in a spectacular local, this is a great opportunity. Follow the link to the PODAS website.
http://podas.info/2011/09/11/new-zealand-podas-workshop-announced/ ...Phase One New Zealand Workshop
This video presents “Earth Day 2014 Promo.”
NASA: #GlobalSelfie Sign for Earth Day 2014
NASA invites you — and everyone else on the planet — to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency’s #GlobalSelfie event. ...Celebrate Earth Day 2014: NASA’s #GlobalSelfie Event + Celebratory Events in Canada
This has to be the most intriguing camera I have seen for some while; ever seen, probably! It looks plain and simple (and in a way that is exactly what it is) but the science behind it is amazing.
I am worried that if I watch the video one more time I am going to pass out. Possibly even slip into a coma. Go watch it and see what you think: www.theinvisiblecamera.comThe Invisible Camera
Attention keen reportage photographers and Panasonic GF1 users disappointed by the GF2, the 15.8Mp Lumix DMC-G3 could be the upgrade camera you've been waiting for
Though the compact-styled GF1 proved very popular as a 'take-everywhere' camera for enthusiast photographers, its replacement, the GF2, left these users nonplussed. This was largely down to the fact that Panasonic simplified the handling, removed several of the direct control buttons (including the mode dial, drive mode switch, AEL and ...Panasonic G3 Video Review
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It’s been a long time since I posted on this blog, in fact it’s been over two years since I posted the last of my daily articles. A lot has happened in the time, I might have got wiser, I certainly got older but I’m still a full time working photographer who loves to share ideas and discover new and interesting things.
I’m not entirely sure why I decided to begin blogging here again. Perhaps I have more to say, perhaps there’s more to say or perhaps I just miss it. >
The post The blog re-awakens appeared ...The blog re-awakens
Now Posted: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) Review:
We’ve wrapped up our review over at CGG of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, the 18MP advanced entry-level offering that’s bound to be at the top of best-seller lists over the next year. The question is, does it deserve to be? After reviewing the T3i, there’s no question that it is a very well featured camera, more than capable of taking great snappy photos. But providing a final recommendation proved rather tricky for any number of reasons. First the cost…the ...Now Posted: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) DSLR Camera Review
Canon EOS 1200D is a new DSLR camera for entry-level class. There isn’t a huge upgrade over its predecessor, the 1100D. The 1200D offers 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor to capture still image and Full HD 1080p Video recording. It has 3-inch LCD Screen, 100-6400 ISO, 9-Point Autofocus System, 3 fps Continuous Shooting, Scene Intelligent Auto Mode, and Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses. The camera is sold $549.00 including the EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens.
If you shoot a lot of photos, odds are you already have a workflow for storing and backing them up. People who shoot only occasionally are less likely to keep track ...Making Photos Last
UPDATE: Hey everyone = Brené is in da house! After a bout w bronchitis, she’s now healthy as ever and she’s in our studio for #cjLIVE this Wednesday, April 9th at 10am Seattle time (1:00pm NYC time or 18:00 London). Boooommmmm!! Save the date and tell your friends.
I can say with clarity that the most defining moments of creative/professional success for me have required overtly pouring my most honest, imperfect, afraid, guts-and-all parts of myself into my work. In short – those successes were ...
Kate Upton, shot for the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Iooss has shot over 10 covers of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, the first one being in 1973.
What’s in your camera bag?
My gear is Canon. I carry 1 EOS 1D, 1 EOS 5D, 24-105 zoom f4, 50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.2, 1 extra camera battery, 1 card reader, 1 hard drive, 4 Sandisk cards, a lens tissue, swim goggles and golf glove for my two favorite pastimes, and mints for safe breath.
What’s in your bag that’s specific to the type of work you ...What’s In Your Camera Bag?: Sports Illustrated Photographer Walter Iooss
A few weeks ago I wrote about how trying to balance managing and directing with friendship can be a tight-rope walking act.
In this post I wanted to talk about something that is seldom discussed by people on the hiring end of the equation, i.e. from the perspective of a producer/director/DPs etc, I wanted to highlight how certain personality traits can very often trump talent when a crew is assembled.
Simply put: Talent and/or skill are extremely important in any field, and notably in the film and ...Can personality trump talent when selecting crew?
To my readers:
I am pleased to tell you that I have merged my blog into my updated website. On my new homepage you will see the three most recent blog posts, as well as being able to navigate through the blog categories directly at any time. You will also easily find “PLANNING AHEAD: Industry Events of Note” as its own category, as well as my event calendar “MVS ON THE ROAD” prominently featured on the new website. Click here now:www.mvswanson.com
I’m sure you will find the new combined blog AND ...MVS MARKETING BLOG MOVED to www.mvswanson.com!
What with all the recent hoopla surrounding the World Cup I spent most of the few weeks before the tournament started working on a feature for ESPN the Magazine titled ‘How Soccer Explains the Sports World’ with six well known athletes who played football/soccer in their youth but have since gone on to excel at other sports. The concept was simple enough; to shoot the athletes with youth soccer teams; the catch being that they would be wearing the uniform/kit of the sport that they play now and the ...ESPN: How soccer explains the world
Our adventure to Bolivia in 2011 is continuing to get some great press. Here is a online story in Backline Magazine which is just an all backcountry publication. The printed version should be out in December. This online version has an interview with Giulia Monego, Dave Rosenbarger and myself about backcountry skiing. Check out the story here.Bolivia
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There were many surprises on our recent DPD workshop in Iceland. Anticipating auroras we encountered heavy weather, which we expertly dodged with resourcefulness of our hosts at Focus On Nature.
In the images I made during this week I found something old and something new. I revisited a few old themes – reflections and ripples. I connected new themes – contrails and tire tracks. But the bird’s eye views we ...Contact Sheet – Iceland 2014
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We've created a new site that should launch early next week. The blog will be integrated into the site so I'll no longer be using squarespace. Everything will be housed under www.fishfotography.com
Here is a sneak peak at the new site. It's got some cool additions. Downloadable pdf, archive site, integrated blog, optimized mobile site etc.New Blog Address and site
Part of any travel portfolio are city and town images of places you visit. Cityscapes are often iconic reminders of where your shoot is taking place, and quickly set the stage for other supporting images in your story. Think about how many iconic skylines you know…..New York, London, Paris, Seattle, Rio, Moscow…the list is long. There are two important things I try to do when photographing city scapes. First, shoot at twilight. Twilight shooting allows you to capture both sky and city lights in ...Travel Tip #5; Shoot cities at twilight.
The industry standard for digital capture software will be getting a new release: Capture One 7.1.3 in the next few weeks.
Capture One V. 7.1.3 is a minor release of Capture One including new cameras, stability improvements and performance improvements over Capture One 7.1.2
This new release of Capture One will come in three versions: Express, Pro and DB. As a beta version it will run in the PRO mode
Canon - 1Dc - 100D - 700D
Nikon - 1 S1 - 1 J3 - Coolpix A
Leica - X Vario
Samsung - NX300 ...
Digital agency HUGE, Inc. commissioned Bob Martus to photograph President Cheese products for the launch of their new website, Art of Cheese. Head on over to the beautifully-designed website to find some recipes for their delicious cheeses!
Photographer: Bob Martus
Prop Stylist: Christopher White
Food Stylist: Michelle Gatton
For more information about any of the Glasshouse photographers or for portfolio requests, please contact:
Associate Photo Rep, Glasshouse Assignment
212-462-4538 firstname.lastname@example.org ...Bob Martus Shoots President Cheese for HUGE
Glamorous job? Not always…most of my days are spent sitting in front of a computer, not frolicking in the pool shooting Miss USA.
I get a call almost every week from various photographers: old photojournalism colleagues leaving their newspaper staff jobs (sometimes voluntarily, sometimes not…), college students nearing graduation, assistants who are ready to strike out on their own, and sometimes, advanced amateurs in other careers who I’ve met at a workshop. All of them want the same thing….”we ...The Definitive Guide to Starting a Successful Photography Business
Hi All, So I decided to take a booth at the upstart art fair, Photo Independent, across from Paris Photo next weekend, April 25th through the 27th. I will be showing a body of personal work, The Urban Landscapes Project, which are panoramic images that chronicle my travels around the world while on assignment. The images are colorful and graphic and received rave reviews at Photo LA in January. Please come to the Raleigh Studio Hollywood, 5300 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038, I will ...Showing at the Photo Independent Art Fair April 25th – 27th
by Liz Ream
Five years ago, American Seargent Ryan Dickinson returned home from Afghanistan for a visit after being deployed for nine months. He was met at the airport by a large, joyous group of his family and friends as well as 50+ other people whom he had never met. These 50+ people formed two long lines on either side of a walkway, with a canopy of American flags for Ryan to walk through. Last September, when Ryan’s life was taken by another soldier at Texas’ Fort Hood, these people were again ...Portraits of Honor, Dignity & Respect
Photograph by Christina Craft
Christina: This was probably the only time I’ve ever witnessed such torrential rain for a portrait session. Amanda & Greg were good sports, but it was a cold day (almost at freezing) and we needed to run for cover. The Tapas Bar restaurant in downtown Victoria, British Columbia was kind enough to give us shelter on their patio. It had a glass wall and I saw the raindrops making neat patterns. I set up an off-camera flash and went outside (protecting my gear with an umbrella) ...the story behind: out of the rain
Instagram of George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros sitting in the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)
I spent my weekend shooting two day baseball games in Oakland under glorious Bay Area sunshine as the Oakland A’s hosted the Houston Astros. Besides having the great opportunity to shoot the game I love in awesome weather there was something special about this weekend for me. I was able ...George Springer brings hope to Houston
Today we’re going to look at the new Silverada Pearlescent Metallic Canvas from Breathing Color. As you’ll see, Breathing Color continues to outdo themselves when it comes to bringing the fine art printing community and industry exactly what they need to create top class prints easier and better than ever before.
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This episode is brought to you by Squarespace, ...Breathing Color Silverada Metallic Canvas Review (Podcast 418)
Grilled Seared Scallops
The green part is finely cut deep fried seaweed – and the little cubes around the base are crouton. At the base of the scallop is the scallopini potato cut.
We were quite happily seated in the corner right beside the window so plenty of lights for taking a photo. The corner wall also acted like a big reflector on the opposite site – you can see that ...Grilled Seared Scallops at Orso Bayside
Weird little Icelandic gnome…and friend of Damn Ugly Photography…Ryan Karazija is finishing up the second Low Roar album and he’s got a Pledge Music page up and running to him with the costs. If any of you remember how amazing the first album was, then you’ll probably wanna get in line for his new music. I don’t need to go on and on about how talented Ryan is…I’ve said it all before…but he always manages to take my breath away with his musical ability, his lyrical phrasing, and how he can turn your ...Low Roar Of The Day
I’ve had few questions lately about my work flow for working an image for printing and over this past weekend I prep’d an image so I thought I’d go through a few steps.
This was taken early in the morning before sunrise and shows how using HDR can pull out a picture that only a few years ago would have been almost imposable. This is a of 5 images merged together with Photomatix and cleaned up a bit in Photoshop. The plane is lit from the outside hangar lights off to the left and the clouds were ...Ready to Print
The short film Baja was recently awarded the 2013 Stan Waterman Award for Excellence in Underwater Videography, a part of the Beneath the Sea (BTS) imaging contest. The filmmaker describes his project as being:
"Finally completed after a year of hard work and dedication, it was made to show and share with you the amazing and beautiful creatures that inhabit its waters. These beauties are still there, but most threatened. Many fish stocks have been depleted due to uncontrolled illegal fishing worldwide, ...Baja by Eric Higuera
Woman reading at Providence CentreNikon D300s, Nikon 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 @ 120mm
I just finished a weekend workshop called Photography Fundamentals with a great group of people. We had a great weekend of weather which allowed the students to get outside and photograph on the beautiful grounds of the Providence Centre, the new home for my Burwell School of Photography. After the workshop was over I spent some time reviewing ...June Update
I have been thinking a bit about why we photograph. I think a little self-awareness here can help one find better and more soul-satisfying photography. A lot of photography is chasing, and I am tired of that, both from my work and what I see of others – chasing what other photographers are doing, chasing what is hot (from gear to software), chasing competitions, chasing camera club approval, chasing goals that come from our past and are not relevant today, and so it goes.
A good friend of mine, Chuck ...Welcome to My World
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2014 Windland Smith Rice International Awards is NOW open.
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Start an entry page early to be judged first! You will have until May 1, 2014, to complete your uploads. For each entry fee of $25 US dollars, you may enter a total of 20 images. You may start as many entry pages as you like for $25 each. Entries are judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. Follow the guidelines, rules, and categories listed on: www.NaturesBestPhotography.com ...
Winter is arguably one of the prettiest times to be an outdoor photographer; winter white can transform an otherwise lifeless brown landscape into a magical wonderland. However, winter is also one of the most challenging times to be outdoors shooting. Frankly the biggest limiting factor in winter photography is personal comfort (for me anyway, I’m a wus). If you’re not comfortable you won’t be free to think and see creatively and certainly won’t want to stay out for the sweet light. Here is some ...Winter Photography: Be Prepared, Be Successful
On Monday, April 28th, 2014, from 6-8pm, I’ll be giving a presentation at the Teton County Library Auditorium, Side B, about light pollution stemming from the town of Jackson. I’ve written about light pollution before, but in writing that blog post, I’ve learned quite a bit more about the effects, solutions, and even goals to achieve by minimizing its effects. In addition, I was also invited onto the board of Wyoming Stargazing, ...Maintaining the Dark Skies of Jackson Hole
I have been doing 1-on-1 sessions for quite a few years now, and the best feedback I have received from past participants is a willingness to spend more time in my studio past 1 day, without breaking the bank. Well, here is my plan for the rest of 2013 with this feedback in mind.
I am going to host a series of 3-day Fine Art Photo Processing Sessions in my studio in Houston. Each session will be limited to only 2 or ...Fine Art Photo Processing Sessions! New Dates Added [12 March update]
Whether you are thinking of moving from a Nikon to a Canon or Pentax to Sony, there are a few things you should take into consideration when contemplating the move to a new camera system. As someone who goes from camera to camera for work reasons, I have some first-hand knowledge on what it takes to make the move.
First off, you should really do your homework and consider why it is that you want to move. Are you looking for features that your brand doesn’t offer or are you just growing bored with ...Making the DSLR Switch
With apologies to various rock legends for ripping off their song title, that’s how I felt after shooting a concert yesterday with a review . I wanted to stress the low-light shooting capability of the camera, so I deliberately brought a slower zoom (my really handy ). That allowed me to be a little more maneuverable in the crowd, but forced me to bump my ISO way up. I picked ISO 25600 (I probably could have survived with half that, but I wanted to really push the envelope). In any case, the delivered ...It’s not heavy, it’s my Nikon D4S
When it comes to investing in Photoshop actions, I have three criteria: First, they have to do something substantially different than actions I already use; second, they need to allow me to customize their looks; and third, the actions should work synergistically, building on one another as part of a complete workflow solution.
The Florabella Collection meets each of these demands, and then some. In this collection, Tennessee-based photographer Shana Rae Rosengarten has created ...Florabella Collection
Dear faithful MacCreate readers,
MacCreate has had a wonderful seven-year run, launching in 2005 as AUN (Aperture User’s Network), and eventually growing into the multi-facetted MacCreate site you know and love today. However this growth, which currently covers the entire Mac ecosystem and requires additional staff, hardware and logistics, has proven to be unsustainable.It is time to change again, to return to our roots, and to return our focus on Aperture.
Two years ago, my friend Joseph Linaschke, ...MacCreate and ApertureExpert Join Forces
I spent yesterday looking into conversion services, which is all pretty overwhelming for someone like me...who's never taken a class. So I have what might be a dumb question to put to the infinite wisdom of the TOP Commentariat Cloud Crowd:
If I were to change blogging services, is there any reason why I have to migrate this site to the new service at all?
I mean, I didn't last time. I just started the blog over again on TypePad. The old Blogger blog just stayed there and continued attracting traffic...with ...Dumb Question? (More Blog Notes)
DOWNLOAD CLARITY Vol. 3
We are pleased to announce the release of CLARITY Volume Three: Photography Beyond the Camera. Volume Three dives deep into natural lighting and how to work with available light on-location, how to translate compositional elements into more evocative photographs, the 14 secrets of great photography (and these ain’t your typical “follow the rule-of-thirds” or “straight horizons” type of stuff!), what to do when your vision and results just don’t line up, the 3 important factors ...Now Available: CLARITY (Volume Three) Photography eBook
In the midst of some difficult times professionally – being laid off and thrust out into the job market again – I was contacted by a number of my faithful readers with ideas and opportunities to take on some small projects here and there to help out as things were tight.
Of particular note, I’d like to thank Tim Collins of Second Shootr who has contracted me to write a series of guest articles for the blog over there. Also, Friend-of-the-Blog Chris Stern asked me to design the logo for his new blog ...Portfolio Reviews
How to photograph Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay is a favorite getaway destination for the stressed-out San Francisco Bay area workforce. The town and its surrounding area offer everything you could possibly want to spend a few cheerful hours between weeks of crushing work. Fine dining, local attractions, organic produce, shopping, surfing, rich colorful nature and spectacular beach scenery are some of the more popular things people come for. Among all this buzzling activity, you will still be able to find solitude on the trails. ...
http://www.roshsillars.com/Podcast/roshsillarspodcast286.mp3 ...Is a new internet wild west coming?: Podcast 286
Are you one of those photographers looking for ideas or just one who needs some inspiration? If so, then I have help for you: Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis. Written in his typical thorough and meticulous way, this latest book of Harold’s is a merger between two of his loves, photography and flowers. And the wonderful thing about flower photography for you is that it can be done almost anywhere—inside your home, in your backyard, at a botanical garden, ...Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
This week in the news: Sony announced the new Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera (and several other photographic things); Canon announced the new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS Rebel T5 DSLR, (and several other photographic things); Sigma announced the dp Quattro compact camera; Blackmagic shipped the Production Camera 4K and dropped its price by $1000; and Roland announced the Aira series.
This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 14, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it important to understand how it affects your photography?
What is Dynamic Range?
Well, let’s start with the fact that all audio and visual sensing devices have a dynamic range. That includes our very own eyes and ears. In visual terms, dynamic range is the ratio between the minimum and maximum light levels that a particular sensor can measure. In the case ...6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos
Marketing is the art of supplying products to people when you know their buying preferences. It’s an easy sell, unless you don’t know what they want.
GettyImages.com has solved the problem. The company owns millions of photos. They have figured out how to turn their massive old-school photo agency into a giant Internet advertising network.
Getty Images (soon to be called by a different name), has devised a method of learning the preferences of a social site, blog, website or an individual. A lot of ...How Getty’s Free Images Will Overtake The Direct Marketing World
Here’s a really thoughtful photograph and blog post.Photography Websites and Blogs
I love photography puns. Developing a Photoshop Workflow!
Here’s a great article on composition and verticle lines.
Even if you know how to light a subject with 15 strobe lights and 7 reflectors sometimes it pays to keep it simple.
Here’s some great insight into concert photography.
If you have an Android phone here are some helpful photography apps.
Screen shot from Tony Sweet's iPhone course on the iPad
Well, it’s a combination of reasons. First, I think there are TOO many podcasts out there these days vying for what little time we photographers have. I felt that mine was becoming just one of many instead of something unique. Plus, I had a LOT of other things interfere – some family health issues, work on a series of iPad and iPhone apps (yes, some of this could be valuable for photographers) and then an idea that I have.
If you’ve been a regular ...Why no podcasts in awhile?
We all have a story about the photograph that got away. A photo that would have been incredible if only…
Photographs Not Taken is a collection of short essays written by photographers about the photos they didn’t make. It’s a rare book about photography that doesn’t contain a single photo! Instead it shares powerful stories about a situation all photographers face.
The book itself is quick to read, and each essay is only a page or two long, so it was easy to pick it up for a few minutes a day (and ...Book Report: Photographs Not Taken
Getting feedback from customers, setting up surveys for market research is something every photographer should do for their business. The reality is most don’t use this powerful medium to enhance their services, products, prices and to engage with their clients. The 2 main reasons is that one doesn’t know how to start and secondly most think it involves buying expensive software to be able to do that.
Well the good news is that you can easily get started for free using Google Docs. We use Google ...How to create Customer Feedback Surveys
I’m joining the Fstoppers and nine other photographers in the Bahamas to teach 5 days of amazing workshops. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss.Why? Well here are my top 10 reasons:1. Amazing Instructors
I can’t believe I’m teaching alongside these photographers. I’m teaching four workshops: Studio Lighting 101, Studio Lighting: Beyond The Basics, Speedlights 101, and Kickstart Your Creativity. But these aren’t the only choices. You can mix and match your workshops and create a program that’s ...Top 10 Reasons to Join Me In The Bahamas
Adding Magic To Flat Light
Natural light photographers often advocate placing your subject in open shade. When compared to the harsh shadows of midday sun, the benefit of open shade is that the shadows are very soft because the light comes at your subject from a wide range of angles across the dome of the sky. The downside to open shade is that the low contrast of the light (the difference between the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows) creates an image that lacks texture and depth. Fortunately, a single Speedlite ...
Last week Nikon released their D600 entry level Full Frame DSLR. Today, we hear Canon’s response with the launch of the 6D. It looks to be a strong rival to the D600 with a full frame sensor and a lower-than-expected price. Delving into the specs though, it’s clear that Canon’s real intention for the 6D is to replace it’s very own 5D Mark II.The Specs
Canon’s 6D boasts a full frame, 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. It holds a rather underwhelming 11 AF points and the impressive DIGIC 5+ Image processor. ...Canon’s new 6D Full Frame SLR. The Complete Rundown.
Meet the Instax Printer, the simplest way to instantly print pics from your phone. We’re sure you two will hit it off splendidly.
With a free app and just a few taps on your phone your new BFF makes it easy to turn any photo onto a real live Instax mini print!
Crop, edit and filter first … then, tap tap, you’re printing.
We might be moving a little fast here, but the Instax Printer makes a great addition to a wedding photobooth too.
Grab Your Own Portable Instax Printer ...The Instax Printer:From Phone Pix to Prints in Seconds
With 1000s of titles published every month, magazines are the most accessible market available to budding freelance photographers – here are our tips for success
Think of a subject and chances are there’s at least one magazine title in print that deals with it. Photography, gardening, canoeing, caravanning, walking, camping, fitness, food, wildlife – the list goes on and on. Despite the shift from print publishing to digital, these magazines still have a voracious appetite for photographs – they couldn’t ...Freelance photography tips: magazine publishing
If you shoot a lot of photos, odds are you already have a workflow for storing and backing them up. People who shoot only occasionally are less likely to keep track ...Making Photos Last
There’s a sad truth to art museums that’s not often talked about: sometimes, things just disappear. Over time, countless works of art have gone missing for one reason or another, whether it’s damage, theft, poor stewardship, natural disaster, or the tragic effects of war. For every hundred or thousand paintings or sculptures, there’s one that’s been lost to the ages. Some exist in reproductions or sketches, but some are gone for good. This list is just a small sample of those works of art that ...20 Works of Art Missing or Destroyed
A few weeks ago, we posted about the absolutely amazing Fstoppers Bahamas Workshop and many of you asked if we’d be giving away a ticket. There were a few contests out there earlier this year, but those ended and the lucky winners are currently trying to figure out what to wear for their trip. For those of you who didn’t win, or missed the previous contests, here is your last chance.
You can win an all expense paid trip to the Fstoppers Bahamas workshop that covers your flight, hotel, 4 classes, and ...Christmas in April: Win an all Expense Paid Trip to the Bahamas!