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
Show us how forests protect us and how we can protect them. We’d like you to tell us with the aid of one or several photos the benefits forests provide us with and how they protect us. Show us what threats they face and what would happen if they weren’t protected. Show us how they are being protected and how you can protect them.
Awards will be announced at the reception March 7, 2015
Juror – Paul Berlanga
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO EXHIBITION
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join Photocompete on Twitter.LENS 2015 Juried Photography Exhibition
The movement in all forms of dance imaged in the moment by photography is our goal. Momentum: Images of Dance captures the energy and drama of both mediums.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO CONTEST
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography ...“Momentum: Images of Dance” Photography Competition
Theme: I love Italy
a great weekend for 2 people in Tuscany ‘POGGIO ALLE VILLE’ in the beautiful country of Tuscany in Italy
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO COMPETITION
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join Photocompete on Twitter.Photography Contest “I Love Italy”
The contest focuses on celebrating the innocence and joy in a child’s smile. The criteria of the contest therefore is that the entries must be a picture of a smiling child (or children) from anywhere in the world, in any setting ranging from home, school, playground or even the neighbourhood.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO COMPETITION“Click a Smile” Photography Contest 2014
"All You Need is Love", "The Power of Love", "How Deep is your Love?" and "Love is All Around" - just a few examples of popular songs about love. So, love is an important part of our lives - but how can we capture an emotion in an image? Most emotions are shown through a physical response, and love is no different, whether it is making someone a cup of tea, sitting and listening, holding hands, the putting of others’ needs before one’s own, ...Love Story Photo Competition
Open to all types of photography
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join ...The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014
A portrait transmits not only an image, but reveals feelings and helps transmit the state of mind of the person being photographed. This provides a wider vision that a simple exterior vision of the subject. The visual language used in photography in the combination of light and composition, adds subtle complexity and unique features.
1650 Gallery is now accepting submissions for the juried exhibition: FLOWER POWER. Flowers have been a perennial favorite of photographers from Imogen Cunningham to Robert Mapplethorpe and beyond; the beauty, color, form, texture and compositions that nature offers in the form of flowers is unmatched.
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
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
Smarthome cameras, such as the BT Smart Home Cam 100, are becoming increasingly popular. Not just because they allow you to see what your pets get up to when you walk out the door, but they also offer peace of mind for much less money than a 24-hour...BT Smart Home Cam 100 review: The all-seeing eye
Apple has always had a commitment to support the (Product)RED campaign and raise awareness for the fight against Aids worldwide. It has released special iPods and iPhone covers in the past but its latest endeavour is perhaps the most visible yet. For...Angry Birds, Clash of Clans and Monument Valley just a few of the iOS apps adding content for World Aids Day
Robot vacuum cleaners, such as the iRobot Roomba 880, are interesting little gadgets. They are far from cheap, costing the best part of £500, but for that mighty lump of cash they take one of the worst household chores off your hands. The idea behind...iRobot Roomba 880 review: Cleans, so you don't have to
One of the most difficult parts about owning a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus is picking out an equally-new wallpaper. It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, colourful, rich, and preferably all of the above. Thankfully, between...40 of the best iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus wallpapers we've found
The Xbox One is a year old. Do you know what that means? Free game-time, apparently. On 22 November 2013, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in the UK. To celebrate the console's first anniversary, Microsoft has teamed up with Insomniac Games to come up...Xbox Live Gold members can play Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One for free all day Saturday
The holiday shopping season has officially arrived, and so Google has announced an awesome deal that's exclusive to new Chromebook buyers. In an attempt to snag your interest this Christmas, Google has come up with a deal that'll encourage you to spend...Google is giving 1TB of free Google Drive space to new Chromebook buyers
Pebble is on a roll. Despite kicking off the week with handy apps like Domino's Tracker and PayPal, the smartwatch maker has yet another announcement up its sleeve: an update for the Pebble Android app that brings push support for every notification on...Pebble Android app update brings support for full notifications and more languages
Amazon wants to launch an ad-supported, streaming-video service next year, and it'll be different from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership that includes access to an established streaming-video service. According to The New York Post, which cited...Amazon's streaming video service might offer ad-supported option in 2015, separate from Prime
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?
Highly trusted sources said that Olympus will not only announce the new E-M6 in February. There will be also “One more thing”!!!!!!!!
Maybe it’s just me but I hope this is the digital Olympus Trip 35 camera (here on eBay)Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
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It’s Black Friday deal day in Europe too:
the E-M5 superkit (see image on top) will be on Gold Box at 20.00 at Amazon UK viaDL (Click here and than scroll the bar to find it).
the E-PL5 will be on Gold Box at 12.30 at Amazon Germany via DL (Click here and than scroll the bar to find it).
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JVC Shows New 4k Affordable Cameras At InterBee from Matthew Allard ACS on Vimeo.
First look – Panasonic LX100 review and footage (Cinema5D)
+NX1 4k Video vs GH4, LX100, FZ1000 and 5D (SamsungCameraRumors).
My First week with the Panasonic DMC-LX100 (Mirrorlessjourney).
Panasonic FZ1000 4K Photo Mode (Soundimagesplus).
6 reasons why a compact system camera (CSC) is better than a DSLR (DigitalCameraWorld)
Olympus 75mm lens test at DC.watch.
Metz files for insolvency (Photorumors).
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Panasonic US lowered the price of the GH4. You now get it for $1,499 ($200 off) at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), BHphoto (Click here) and Panasonic Store (Click here). There is also a 2 year warranty extension on selected Lumix cameras at Adorama (Click here).
Up to 60% off on SD cards of PNY (Click here) and Transcend (Click here) on Amazon.
Full list of Black Friday deals at Amazon (Click here), BHphoto (Click here), Panasonic Store (Click here) and GetOlympus (Click here).
Panasonic ...$200 off on the Panasonic GH4. And warranty extension on selected Lumix cameras!
Panasonic released that promotional video to introduce the 4K world. Panasonic also says 4K will be norm by 2020.
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It’s super cool that we can have one of our new CAMSLINGER models as a giveaway for your readers! I’m sure many of them would like this new concept of carrying a mirrorless camera (or Superzooms or smaller DSLRs aswell) on the hip or as a sling bag. It’s not a solution to transport large amounts of gear as the bags are on the smaller side, but for daily live when out shooting with smaller gear it will be a very quick and good solution. ...Reminder: Follow, Like and Win one out of 15 bags (camslinger bags / phonebags)!
Sunset over Lake Titicaca
E-M1 + Olympus 40-150 F4-5.6
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It’s Christmas time and if you are going to spend $100 gift card for a present know that you will get a $25 gift card back to spend on cameras at Amazon US (Click here to read all details).
Panasonic US deals:
Leica 15mm f/1.7 lens down to $520 at Amazon US and Bhphoto.
Gh4 for $,1399 only at canadian QuickNdone eBay store (Click here).
$160 off on the FZ1000 at QuickNdone on eBay (Click here)
$150 off on the Panasonic GM1 at Amazon, Adorama and BHphoto. But note that Adorama also gives you an ...
The most viral new announcement at Photokina was the Panasonic CM1. And it’s now for the first time in Stock at Panasonic France and also shipping in Germany via local dealers. The CM1 is a 1-inch sensor smartphone camera. It delivers the best Image Quality on any smartphones yet released.
We don’t know yet when the CM1 will ship in other countries but DC.watch got their hands on an unlocked camera and posted many image samples. Those are their thoughts:
– They found it cool that you can activate ...Panasonic CM1 1-inch smartphone camera review at DC.watch. Shipping in France and Germany!
The Kowa 8.5mm f/2.8 is now shipping in Japan (on eBay). And a very first KOWA 8.5mm/f2.8 review has been posted in Chinese at m43lens.blogspot.hk. These are the reviewers conclusions:
– Vignetting is about 1.5EV at maximum aperture
– Surprisingly very low distortion for such a wide angle lens
– Very good resolution
– a bit of purple fringing a wide aperture
– Has some Astral granular spots
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Hey everyone. I wanted to formally announce that I will no longer be at Kelby Media Group. It’s a small industry and I’ve seen first hand how rumors get around, so I figured I’d make a post about it myself. First let’s go over the top 10 rumors about why I left
10. They don’t have crushed ice in the ice dispenser.
9. The Magic 8-ball told me to.
8. I felt me leaving would help end the Buccaneers pro football team losing streak
7. They only had Coke and not Pepsi products in the vending machines
Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today
So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features:
• They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. ...
Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list:
• Star Ratings
• GPS Data
• Hidden Files
• Color Labels*
• Face Tags*
*Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords.
Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos ...Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer
Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people.
Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. ...Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom
Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web.
First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you ...Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web
It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5.
TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com.
These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ...Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost
Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. ...TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend
Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2).
Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info.
And don’t forget to stop by ...NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!
Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome.
Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here.
Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then ...Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs
A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future.
Well, a few blog readers pointed out ...PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily Athens Bible School claimed the 1A state volleyball championship defeating Meek at Crossplex in Birmingham. Athens Bible’s Holly Persell (3) and Athens Bible’s Loren Gilliam weep for joy after the final point.
I remember as a teenager there was this fad out there related to your biorhythms. I was in high school and I could use my TI-30 calculator to see where my biorhythms were. It was never more than just a fun thing for me. I put no stock into it but it was fun. ...My Totally Gnarly October
Force yourself to see beyond the assignment. I did this shot before a college football game. It isn’t the game but it was something cool I saw and it motivated me.
Now there is a peculiar topic but humor me. Boredom and dissatisfaction are amazingly valuable to a photographer. First, they point to a very important need in your life; the need to change. Second, if you allow them to motivate you rather than depress you they become prime movers in the next step in your career.
Back in the old days ...The Value of Boredom and Dissatisfaction
Cosby’s Angels! I also considered the name, Beauties and the Beast. From left: Tessa Lighty, Anne Halliwell, Rachael Le Goubin and Melanie Nesteruk.
One day, Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “freely you have received, now freely give…” I think about that statement when I write a blog post or have the opportunity to speak to groups in person. It was a special opportunity for me to do some “giving back” as a coach at the Picture Kentucky 2014 photo workshop held this year in Maysville, KY. ...Picture Kentucky 2014
A local high school football practice assignment turns into a moment that gives voice to the old football phrase, “three yards and a cloud of dust.” Looking for moments beyond the assignment enhances the visual quality for the reader/viewer.
Lately I have been giving some extra thought to building an audience. Obviously, newspaper circulation numbers are falling and newspapers are transitioning to more and more web content. Ultimately, printed newspapers will cease to exist and news websites will ...Save The Baby – Toss The Bath Water
Crew members on LST 325 prepare to make port at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama. Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily
As a new high school graduate with no idea what to pursue in college, my mom suggested I try accounting. I took a class in high school and did well but I knew that math and I don’t actually speak the same language and my complete failure in college algebra proved the obvious. The only math I ever liked was geometry. I still like geometry. It is a math that makes sense to me and try ...Geometry, History and Photography
I am a very competitive man and I hate to lose and I hate to fail. I try to keep that beast in the cage because it can be pretty ugly when it gets out and prowls around but the plain fact is I truly hate losing. I begin every assignment with the idea that no one will beat me on this job and it doesn’t matter who else is shooting it. Obviously, I don’t always win and I do fail. In fact, failure is inevitable and learning to deal with failure is very important. If you fail and don’t try anymore ...Pressing Through Failure
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily Worshippers join together for a sunrise service at the No Fences Cowboy Church Easter Sunday morning in Falkville. Cowboys on horseback greet the sunrise and arriving worshippers. This is a case of f8 and be there but it is also a case of seeing something and getting into position to capture it. This is a good example of the old fashioned zoom lens – your feet. Use them to put yourself in a good position.
I was reading a Facebook post the other day from a friend and it ...The Secret To Success
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
It’s easy to forget how much our camera technology and camera habits have changed in the last couple decades. Many of today's children may never feel the need nor desire to ever pick up a dedicated camera. Especially as cameras on devices like the iPhone continue to improve. Their loss. For me there was always an excitment when playing with new camera tech (still is). How many of you remember these little marvels? But that makes these kids’ reactions all the more interesting.Watch Today's Kids React To An Older Film Camera
There's a whole lot of eye candy in the 2015 Warwick Mens Rowing Team Annual Calendar, and while you indulge your guilty pleasures, you can feel good that the proceeds go towards fighting a good cause. Since 2009 the team has been releasing their nude calendar, and once they found out that the majority of their audience came from the LGBT community, they decided to shift the focus of their charity.NSFW: Warwick Men's Rowing Team Gets Naked To Fight Homophobia
The human expression is, for me, the most powerful form of communication we have. We all remember the looks our moms and dads gave us when we did something wrong, or the look on the face of the person we love when we proposed. These looks are just a few of the powerful ways we can communicate with no words, and it’s this that is the holy grail in portrait photography, whether it be stills or video.Investigating the Human Expression
Before you blindly answer this question, you should know that fast memory cards are not only for sport and wildlife photographers. Wedding, event, and portrait photographers all benefit from having cards with fast write speeds to capture that unexpected moment. Even landscape photographers who take far less images can benefit. Cards with fast read speeds can download large image files to computers much faster. Memory card speed is just as important to your camera as it is to you in order to perform ...Is Your Memory Slowing You Down?
Once you have decided who you’re going to sell to and have worked on your portfolio enough to be confident with it, as discussed in Chapter 1, it’s time to get started in the game of marketing. Like any other part of the process, selling your product or service is something that requires planning. Marketing plans for big companies can get really complex, sometimes they can be extensive as a 100 page document, but I’ll try to break it down to the basics. In this chapter you will learn how to think ...The Freelancer's Guide to the Industry - Chapter 2
Two things you can't get enough of: Benedict Cumberbatch and Dan Winters. Cumberbatch stars in The Imitation Game - opening next week - as Alan Turing. Dan Winters photographs him for the cover of TIME. Dan Winters' perfect attention to detail is on full display here - personally building various set pieces and even having an authentic WWII Enigma machine hand-delivered from a museum six hours away.Dan Winters Shoots Benedict Cumberbatch for the Cover of TIME
For years I found myself making excuses as to why I wasn't creating the type of images that I so desperately wanted to make. I didn't have the gear, I didn't have a model, I didn't have access to a studio. At the end of the day, it came down to one simple thing, I never tried.Just Do It - How and Why I Shot the Best Photo of My Career
Samsung’s new flagship model, the NX1, will be available in stores on Monday, November 24, just in time for the holidays. Announced at Photokina in September, the NX1 boasts a 28 megapixel BSI (backside illumination) APS-C sensor with 205 phase detection autofocus points capable of firing 15 frames per second. For more information on the camera, check out Jaron Schneider’s post on the Photokina announcement.The Samsung NX1 Arrives in Stores Just in Time for the Holidays
As an art director, I get hundreds of emails per week from photographers offering their services. When I received an email from Michael Ray, I was truly touched by the images he shot for Flashes of Hope, an organization where photographers go in and do pro-bono shoots at the local Children's hospital. These shots are gifted to the children and their families. I love the part about being able to do something nice for others as a photographer. Not too many professions have the potential of doing that. ...Michael Ray Gives Back with Flashes of Hope
While photographers have been able to upload their RAW files to Google Drive for quite some time, apparently, we’re now one step closer to being able to process those in Photoshop directly through our browsers. An almost two year effort on the part of Adobe and Google has brought Chrome-based Photoshop to fruition. They’ve got a version called Photoshop Streaming that they’ve sent out to educational institutions to test out over the next six months.Photoshop In Your Browser? We're One Step Closer
Sean Kernan is a photographer, teacher and author based in Connecticut. He often teaches at the Maine Media Workshops + College.
We sat down to talk about his new book, Looking Into The Light, which helps photographers resuscitate their sense of discovery and wonder through exercises and practice. It is, as Kernan says, a workshop in a book, so it isn’t something you should read cover to cover in one sitting. It is to be nibbled at and examined in a mindful manner.
These exercises will “let you be ...Sean Kernan, Looking Into The Light: A Workshop-In-A-Book
Dinesh Khanna and I passed each other at a Dayanita Singh lecture, in New Delhi. It was, as you might have expected it, quite a crowded space and I don’t believe we traded more than a few courtesies. Sephi Bergerson, made the introductions because I nudged him to.
So, that’s sort of the background on where and how we met. It was a hurried meeting but it left in me an indelible mark because of the sheer humility Dinesh projected. I was gasping to come up with something remarkable or flattering to ...Dinesh Khanna, Photography & Photographing In India
And, so it begins. Another Thanksgiving day will come and go and you’ll find yourself stuffed with turkey and good cheer come Friday morning. Resist the temptation to run out at 2 in the morning to go shopping for that 43 1/2″ HD Cypersonic OLED television. Do all your shopping in your pajamas like I do starting today. I’ll curate the best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for photographers right here. I would appreciate it if you used my affiliate links on this page to make your time-limited discounted ...Click, Buy & Save On These Black Friday And Cyber Monday Deals
Corwin Hiebert and his boutique business, Taendem Agency, for all practical purposes operates in the shadows. Out of sight to most, though, he and his team are responsible for making sure their clients, all creative people, have thriving businesses so that they can keep doing what they love.
The celebrated author, speaker, teacher, David duChemin is one his clients. From David’s own words we hear about how he is left best to creating images and fully living the life of a creative because the other ...Corwin Hiebert, On Minding Your Photography Business
Spencer Lum is no stranger to Tiffinbox, as he was the 2nd Annual Tiffinbox Award winner. As the principal photographer at 5 West Studios, a Brooklyn, NY based wedding photography business and the blogger behind Ground Glass, Lum is a highly sought after speaker and presenter. He will be at forthcoming Inspire Photo Retreats, in Portland, Maine from February 9 – 11th, 2015.
We sat down to chat about his 2014 presentation (which I missed!) and then explored what he will be speaking about at the 2015 ...Spencer Lum, Inspire Interviews, Episode 8
Ashley & Rich Pizzuti are Boston-based wedding and lifestyle portrait photographers. They are also speakers at the next Inspire Photo Retreats conference, to be held from February 9-11th, 2015.
Like the other interviews in this series, I spoke with them about their background in this business, their presentation on why photographers should use business plans, and what they are most excited about Inspire Photo Retreats. Check out our conversation below:
Here are a few examples of their awesome photography: ...Ashley & Rich Pizzuti, Inspire Interviews: Episode 7
Bryan Caporicci is a Canadian wedding photographer who also publishes the popular Sprouting Photographer blog. Bryan will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. While Bryan and I chat routinely about a great number of things, including my own photography business, it’s always a pleasure to hear how he is conjuring ways of helping other photographers create better businesses for themselves. Catch his Inspire Photo Retreats presentation by registering now.Click ...Bryan Caporicci, Inspire Interviews: Episode 6
We’ve all heard stories of hardcore career photojournalists now-a-days shooting weddings to keep their heads above water. But Mahesh Shantaram, an already established Indian wedding photographer based in Bangalore, did exactly the opposite. Known best for bringing his quirky sense of humour to how weddings are portrayed in India, Mahesh recently made a transition into political photography on the back of the recent Indian general elections. His work as a documentary photographer has been seen around ...Interview With Documentary Photographer, Mahesh Shantaram
Jeff Jochum is a strategic business coach based in Denver, Colorado. But that’s just where he lives. He has clients just about anywhere you can throw a dart. His clients are a good mix of photographers like you and me, and small business owners who are aching to stand apart in a crowded marketplace. Indeed, I am one of his students.
One of the things I have learned from Jeff is about “specialism.” Notice I didn’t say he taught me to be a specialist. There is a difference and you can find out what ...Jeff Jochum On “Specialism” – Why It Should Matter To Photographers
Leah Haydock is a wedding photographer based in New England. She is also presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. She and I caught up with each other for a quick chat about her background as a photographer and her forthcoming presentation at Inspire Photo Retreats. Catch her presentation by registering now.
For more information about the conference please visit the site. If last year was any indication, registrations will fill up and the conference will be sold out. ...Leah Haydock, Inspire Interviews: Episode 5
Watch The Full Video You heard her talk about her creative portrait photography, now you get to see it in action. Brittany Bowen takes us behind the scenes and you get to see the steps it takes to create these dream-like photos in her floating portrait shoot. Brittany Bowen works full time at Google and […]
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Travel Photography (Day 1) As an amateur photographer who is just getting his feet wet in this field, I was armed with a Nikon 1 V3 and a library of AYP photography tips. Then I was off to Asia to test my travel photography skills and, if all goes well, have fun while doing it. […]
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AYP Insider: Street Photography 101 Being a good street photographer requires you to ignore some of your instincts as a human. Taking a good candid photo sometimes requires a level of bravery that is not instinctive for most. Snapping on the street and getting great images means doing things that will take you out of […]
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Creative Dream Photography Tips – Brittany Bowen Watch The Full Video As much as we hope, not everyone is able to book professional models for their photo shoots. Brittany Bowen joins us on Advancing Your Photography to share her tips on getting regular people to feel comfortable with having their photos taken. She also shares […]
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AYP Archives: Unique Photography Techniques Watch The Full Video We bring you another video from the AYP archives. We were in San Francisco with Michael Zagaris, also known as the “Z-man”. Michael has shot some of the most amazing rock and roll photos in his career. He became the band photographer for the Rolling Stones, […]
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Q: How do you take photos indoors with low lighting, without flash? The room is low-lit, but it does have a lamp that has a warm color to it. The lamp isn’t really lighting up what I want to take a picture of, (something across the room). I tried putting my ISO on 3200 but the picture […]
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AYP Pro Tips: Creating A Visual Story – Daniel Milnor Watch the full video We are joined by professional documentary and portrait photographer Daniel Milnor. Dan shares his story on how he started with color photography and transitioned to black and white. In addition, he shares his camera setup for his projects and reveals his secret […]
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Project AYP: The Holidays The holiday season is upon us. We’re all thankful for the things we are fortunate enough to have, and we want images of what this season means to you. Show us real shots from your world, whether it’s showing the festive world you live in, the magic you help create with others, […]
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How to Create a Photography Portfolio Put Your Best Foot Forward Almost a year ago today, I was sitting in front of my computer looking through thousand’s of my photos to find which ones I wanted to put on my website. I finally got my portfolio, it consisted of 117 photographs. I went through all […]
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At the crack of the bat, thousands of fans felt butterflies in their stomachs. Was this going to be it? Did it really happen again? Then the ball flew into the assured glove of San Francisco’s beloved third baseman and the euphoria began. It was time to celebrate again, but the team was a four […]
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Half Dome at sunset from Tunnel View, Yosemite. The dramatic light might grab your attention here, but the interlocking diagonal lines create a cohesive design and a sense of energy.
One of the keys to learning composition is to think abstractly. As Ian Plant says in his excellent ebook about composition, Visual Flow, “Learning to think abstractly about visual elements is the single most important thing you can do to improve your compositional skills.” The less you think about the subject, and the ...The Power of Diagonals
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)
We are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Christian Fletcher of Western Australia!
Christian says, ‘I was pleasantly shocked to be announced the International Landscape Photographer of the year. When the call came in that I had won, I was thinking it was a prank. Looking at the top 101 images I was blown away by the quality and depth of the work. ‘My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme. I ...
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
Mo in his Tattoo shop in TorC, New Mexico. Picture by me, april 2013.
This is Mo. Mo is a tattoo artist and runs Mo’s Tattoos in the town Truth or Consequences (known to most locals as TorC) in New Mexico. Mo is directly descendant from Geronimo’s sister. Mo once found a mammoth. And thanks to Mo I now have a lizard on my arm.
Back in April 2013 Charlene and I stumbled onto Mo’s Tattoo shop while we were in TorC. We went in, had a long chat with Mo and saw his beautiful artwork. I have for many years ...How I got a tattoo from Geroni-Mo
Behind the rocky karst landscape of Silberen, which is unique in Switzerland as it includes the largest eroded limestone area in the country, are the small Silberen Lakes located.
Some technical information:
– Hasselblad H5D-50c
– Hasselbald HCD 35-90mm
– ISO 100
– 1/180 sec
– developed in Phocus
– finished in Photoshop CC
Switzerland – Rocky Karst Landscape – Silberen Lakes
Hero of the Storm by David Stoecklein
There is an old cowboy saying that goes, “Talk less and say more.” Famed “Wild West” photographer David Stoecklein, who passed away this last Monday, November 11th, spent the majority of his career doing just that. Based out of Idaho, Stoecklein started as a sports and outdoorsman photographer, but it was his love for cowboys, horses and ranching that became his primary focus. As a luminary of Canon’s Explorers of Light since the program began in 1995, the photographer ...Behind The Shot: David Stoecklein – Ketchum, Idaho
Many of you know how much I enjoy the simple pleasures of iPhone photography. It’s uncomplicated, allowing the user to enjoy photographing a fleeting moment without fussing over aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, among other things. As much as I appreciate the sheer simplicity of using a camera that literally requires only one action to make a photo – pressing the shutter button – there are times I wish for a little bit more flexibility.
Along comes Olloclip, an easy to use 4-in-1 clip on ...Gear Review: Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone Lens
Here’s my fun Friday post. At Wings over Houston I had the great opportunity to go inside NASA’s Super Guppy. It’s just an amazing plane that has such an irregular look to it that it makes you scratch your head and ask, “how does it fly?” Seriously it’s funky looking, but it actually has a purpose. It’s one of only 5 ever built and it is the only flying example in the world. It transports big oversize equipment. It can hold a 747 fuselage inside of it! It was originally a 747 redesigned a built to ...The Super Guppy
I think that it’s no surprise to most people that landscape photographers often have to go the extra mile to get their shots, both in a figurative and literal sense. We are in our element wandering around in the dark at ungodly hours in search of the perfect scene in ideal light. Our photos are often accompanied by thrilling ‘hero stories’. We all have our ideas about how we present our images and one of my quirks is making up fanciful titles for them. Personally I tend not to dwell too much on whatever ...An Unexpected Adventure
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
In the last six years, we’ve published over 240 posts here on PhotoNaturalist. With each new post, it gets harder to dig through the older posts and find the ones you might be interested in. It’s one of the most common comments I get from new readers.
So, I thought now was a good time to create a “best of PhotoNaturalist” eBook that contains all of our most popular posts (but only including posts written by me, because I do not have permission to resell other writers’ posts).
The eBook is 108 pages, ...New eBook – 53 Tips For Nature Photography
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
A couple of amazing people that I photographed recently in Los Angeles. April + Keiri have known each other for so long and have been through a lot together. They are warm, kind, and they fit so nicely together. I can not be more lucky to have met them in person and almost instantly became friends – I mean seriously, these people are so very close to perfect. Sometimes, things just happen for a reason and I am ever so happy for these beautiful souls. My approach was just simply to show how they ...Los Angeles Engagement Portrait: April + Keiri
Welcome to my annual BIG Black Friday Sales Post for 2014! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Outside of the trade shows at Imaging USA and WPPI, the BEST sales for photographers are during the Black Friday Sales this weekend!
Every year, I work together with vendors that I know and love to gather up all the details on the Black Friday Sales all in one place, right here! Full of great deals for photographers, videographers, and anyone in a creative business field!
How it all works: Be sure ...The Annual BIG Black Friday List For Photographers – 2014!
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
As the days get shorter and we start to head into the holidays and into a slower season for most of our photography businesses, we know that it is actually a great time to focus on growing your business! We have created a 4 part video series just for you that gives you some powerful solutions for your photography brand so you can start working ON your business instead of just maintaining it.
This first video in this 4 part series focusses on how to Stand Out in a Sea of Photographers and get your ...Growing your Business in the Slow Season | 4-part video series (part 1)
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 Minneapolis everyone!
As I’m looking out my window at the street below with the bustle of the shoppers, the snow gently falling and the twilight of the night sky just breaking through the clouds – it’s hard to believe that I was just in Orange County photographing Jen & Nathan’s Engagement Shoot. Crazy I say!
I recently was introduced to Jen & Nathan from Leah & Linsey with The Double Knot wedding & event planners. If Leah & Linsey sound familiar it’s because I have had the honour ...What Do You Get When You Combine Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour + Canon Camera + Nokia Lumia 1020 + Fullerton Arboretum + An Amazing Couple?
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
Continue reading ‘Party Bus and Limos, are they so different?’ »Party Bus and Limos, are they so different?
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
Styling & Design: Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre | Florals: Kelly Kaufman | Stationery: Feast Art and Calligraphy | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Table Setting: Small Masterpiece and Greta Bean Home | Cake: The Scootabaker | Model: Tatiana from Sirena Models | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Dresses: Samuelle Couture and Sarah Janks
Nautical Shoot – Santa Barbara
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
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!
Explore unconventional light sources – Consider using nontraditional light in your images. Light from the refrigerator, computer screen, traffic lights, night-lights, car headlights, and fire are all great to create beautiful low-light images. Try turning off the main lights in your house and look to capture other, smaller, light sources than shine out in the dark.
Develop narrative themes - Photographers all utilise themes, whether this is a conscious decision or not. For example, innocence, imagination ...10 Creative shooting ideas
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
The ever popular 'Seasonal Snaps' Photo Contest from the New Forest National Park Authority has announced its wonderful winners after a record amount of entries and votes
The winning image (seen above) came from Alan Sutton for his spectacular image of a bellowing stag, entitled, 'The Roar of the Wild'. Alan's image was chosen by the public who voted on 222 photos, with an amazing 4300 votes across the board - great news for The New Forest National Park Authority, who hoped to inspire entrants to ...New Forest Season Snaps Photo Contest Winners Announced!!
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
Image by Sony UK
The new Sony PXW-FS7 is a professional camera made for documentaries, web video, corporate film-makers and more.
Key features of the PXW-FS7 include:
Light, rugged and easy to handle, it’s tailor-made for dependable one-man shooting in challenging environments.
Whether you’re producing documentaries, music videos or corporate productions, you’ll love fabulous 4K images and Sony’s revolutionary ...Sony: Upload Your Mini-documentary for the Chance to Win a Professional Camera PXW-FS7 Until Nov.30, 2014, 23:59 UK Time
NEW: How to develop color slide film at home.
Many thanks to my friend Dr. Tony Santo for sharing this.
Personally I mail my E-6, C-41 and B&W to North Coast Photo, and for our do-it-yourselfers, Dr. Santo has finally done all the research and shared it with us.
You can get all the Jobo gear you need at eBay.
How to Shoot Film.
Why We Love Film.
Film versus Digital, which just like the age-old rock versus disco dilemma, really depends on your own personal taste. You have to ask yourself what you ...24 November 2014, Monday
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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If you don’t know how your clients find and hire you then how on earth are you going to market to them?Here’s a few ways someone might find a photographer. Through a referral from a friend, college or family member. You might have previously photographed them. Recommendations and reviews from trusted sources both on and offline. Googling. Industry related publications. Shows and exhibitions. The fact of the matter is people will find you through these different ways without you doing very ...Understand how people find you
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
Review by Klaus Schroiff, published November 2014Introduction There has been a revival of standard prime lenses in recent years and there's also no shortage of them in the Micro-Four-Thirds system. The Panasonic/Leica Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH comes into mind or the Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95. However, these are rather pricey lenses. In early 2014 Olympus released its first entry into this market segment - the Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8. The lens follows the tradition of the M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 ...Olympus M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC. The camera also comes with HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization, Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus, ISO 25600 and 50 fps Continuous ...Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
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 is no force as powerful as pursuit. It’s a gritty daily grind — but it’s the only way to find out what you’re capable of. Twenty years ago, I ditched medical school and bailed on a PhD in Philosophy to pursue my own calling to become a photographer. Amidst a bunch of head-scratching and doubt from my family and peers, I abandoned a known outcome to dedicate my life to making art. This quest woke me from a sleep state, and has since catapulted me into opportunities I never imagined existed.I ...Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk
Elijah Hurwitz [@elijahsol] / November 22, 23, 24
Søren Drastrup [@sorendrastrup] / November 25, 26, 27
’Tis the season for falling leaves and hot cider, and our latest lineup Guest Instagrammers will show us just how much we have to be grateful for. We’ll begin close to home in Brooklyn with Elijah Hurwitz, who will take us with him for a weekend getaway in Vermont. Next, we’ll fly overseas with Søren Drastrup in Berlin before heading 368 miles North to Munich with Marvin Unger. We’ll then return ...Photographers Elijah Hurwitz, Søren Drastrup, Marvin Unger, Ken Wong, and Mark Makela Take Over Our Instagram
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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Learn more about Meditation here.Headspace – Treat Your Head Right
TAKE NOTE LAST ENTRY on SQUARESPACE!
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
Just returned from a great trip to Yosemite with the Mentor Series. The valley had great fall color, mild weather and no crowds. And I was reminded of a journalism truth…always have your camera ready.
I stepped out of my room one day and ran right into a bobcat. Close enough I could have touched him with my extended Gitzo tripod. I’ve searched for bobcats high and low, found a few, but never had one out in midday right before me. I sprinted back to my room, grabbed my camera and was able to ...
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 ...
Evan Kafka was commissioned to photograph for the new Care Connect and website. Check out the hilarious campaign below.
Click here see the photos in action.
Artist: Evan Kafka
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Three of the remaining four Doolittle Raiders at the Final Toast in Nov. 2013 at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Left to right: Sgt. David Thatcher, Col. Ed Saylor, and Col. Richard Cole.
After photographing the Doolitle Raiders reunions on several occasions, I was very honored when I was asked to photograph the Final Toast ceremony for the Raiders at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, on Nov. 8-9, 2013. I’ve written about the Doolittle Raiders and their historic contributions in WW II ...The Doolittle Raiders Final Toast
One of my favorite things to do while traveling is to record my world using Instagram. Sometimes these images are shot on my Panasonic GH4 and wified to the phone; sometimes I just use my phone. Taking happy snaps and then doing that Instagram filter thing really excites me. Instagram is the quick version of a Photoshop effect and has become so ubiquitous in our society the word is used as a verb or a noun.
My images are all personal. At times they are life achievements and events going on around ...My Dream…for a Brilliant Campaign
by Melissa Ginsiorsky
The last time I wrote about Hillary Maybery, I’d designed her a new Wordmark and some killer business cards. Hillary had decided to make the jump from wedding to commercial photography, so now that we had her logo sorted out, it was time to get her commercial portfolio up and running on a new site. Hillary signed on with me for a Web Template Customization and for a Web Edit with Sean Stone.
Hillary’s new wordmark fused hand-lettering with a watercolor wash.
We decided that aPhotoFolio’s ...Design & Photo Editing: Hillary Maybery’s Marvelous New Website
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
Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Trophy in the clubhouse after defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)
Holy shit. The San Francisco Giants can now claim to be a legitimate dynasty after beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 tonight in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, claiming their third World Series title in five years. For ...2014 World Series: Game 7
Lately I’ve been thinking about where we are on our photographic journeys, and wondering if we ever really come out of beta. They say it takes 10,000 hours to really master something, but does that mean that you have to hide in a closet until you’ve done your time? Hell no! Let’s get our work out there, and learn from that experience too.
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This episode is brought ...Are You Still in Beta? (Podcast 429)
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
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Even considering that I’ve had the good fortune to photograph some pretty impressive people over the years, when Ronnie Weil called from the Wall Street Journal and offered up John Cleese, it really knocked the wind outta me. People toss around the word ‘iconic’ a lot, but John Cleese is a true ICON. What he and the rest of the Pythons did to comedy in the early 70′s forever changed how people laughed. He is a manic genius who…to quote a famous Monty Python sketch…is ...And Now For Something Completely Different: John Cleese
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
Do you remember Hannibal from the campy TV show, The A-Team? He always used to say, "I love it when a plan comes together."
I love it when some gear comes together to help me do something that I has having trouble doing. For me, the best way to deal with gear has always been to look at what I want to do and what is keeping me from doing that. I want gear that fits my needs.
A need I had was dealing with close-up work when shooting in dense vegetation, with any sort of telephoto focal length, and especially ...Monopod for Close-Ups and Macro
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2014 Windland Smith Rice International Awards is NOW open.
Click Here to go to the entry form.
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
I’m currently catching up my connected life in Moab, Utah where I’m having a delicious sandwich at Pantele’s Desert Deli (thanks for the recommendation, Bret!), downloading photos, and going through emails. Thus far, the trip has been great! My only regret is not getting a quick interview from a guy named Steven that I met in Dinosaur National Monument when he told me about someone going door-to-door in Grand Juction, ...Southern WY Along 191 and Dinosaur National Monument
Isle of Skye, Scotland: A B&W and Color Master Class
March 23-29, 2015
Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a dramatic island off of the west coast of Scotland. Skye has extremes: craggy rocks that merge with the sea and highlands with steep cliffs and spires that rise above the surrounding land and sea. The Isle of Skye combines beaches, rock formations, lochs and waterfalls all in one location. This workshop will concentrate on better b&w photography, however we will also work in color when those moments ...Isle of Skye, Scotland Workshop Announcement
This year marked the seventh anniversary of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk and the seventh time I have hosted a walk (eight if you count the two I hosted the first year). Each year I try and find interesting locations. This year I revisited a previous location but with a twist. I had hosted a photowalk on the Mall in Washington DC a couple of years ago and decided I would go back to the same spot but this time it would be an after-dark event. As it turns out, the choice of going at night was ...DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk
There is no doubt that the biggest market for the novel iStabilizer "monopod" for your smartphone (or small point and shoot) will be taking better selfies. Getting the camera away from your face, and not having to hold your arm at an awkward angle is a big win. But as a photographer, I was also intrigued by the possibilities it offered for getting shots from unusual perspectives….
High-End Compact Flash Unit
Elinchrom President Chris Whittle put it best when he explained, “We set out to make a unit that would not only change the way a photographer works but also the way they think. We believe the ELC combines everything a photographer needs with everything a photographer wants, plus the consistency and reliability that you expect from Elinchrom.”
What is it exactly that makes the new ELC Pro HD heads so compelling? Begin with three exciting new shooting modes that will change ...Elinchrom ELC Pro HD
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
If you haven’t heard of Serge Ramelli, prepare to be thoroughly entertained. Serge is full of knowledge, inspiration, and charisma to boot. It’s hard NOT to learn something from him. Serge posts two video tutorials every week on YouTube, and is definitely worth subscribing to if you do any processing work in Lightroom.
In the following video, Serge demonstrates his technique for shooting portraits into the sun, with no flash. Using the power of Lightroom to squeeze every last pixel out of a RAW file, ...How to: No-Flash Lifestyle Portrait Technique
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. ...
Photographers face a 100 mile per hour wind straight at their head the day they say, I’m a professional. It’s easy to make money in photography, opportunities are everywhere. That is one reason why so many people follow their passion and become professionals. Unfortunately, it’s hard to make money consistently, earn regular assignments that will pay all your bills and deliver the lifestyle you deserve. You must be at the top of your game to become one of the top ten percent of photographers who ...3 things photographers should avoid
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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If you have created even one photo with a digital camera you are already aware that what you see is almost never what you get. This is due to several factors. First of all, the lens can geometrically affect the field of view because it mostly differs from the field of view our eyes have. But that is the least of a problem. Biggest difference is in the contrast, more precisely in the difference between the shadows and highlights.Camera vs. Eye
Camera sensors, whether they are CCD or CMOS, aren’t ...A Beginner’s Guide to Dynamic Range (Plus Useful HDR Photography Tips)
As an artist, it’s natural to want your prospects to appreciate the quality of your work. After all, you’ve put a lot of energy into perfecting your craft. It’s also the reason you feel justified in charging top rates.
But what do you do when prospects just don’t seem to have a clue about what makes a photograph good? What if they can’t tell the difference between amateur work and elite, professional work?
The reality is, if you’re selling to the public and not to editors, the vast majority of your ...How to Get Website Visitors to Call You When They Can’t Tell The Difference Between Your Work and an Amateur’s
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.
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
The Where To Start Chart is a tools designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just click the box to watch a video about that topic.The Where To Start Chart
Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright for selfie made by a monkey with a stolen camera. [True story--after the pic went viral on the web, the photographer asked Wikipedia to take it down and they refused. Check out the story and see the photo here.] We also discuss how a newspaper made an appalling mistake by using ...This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business
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.
Want seriously impressive seasonal decor?
Some lo-fi black and white Engineer Prints may be just what you’re looking for!
They’re super BIG (3 feet x 4 feet!) but lightweight and therefore perfect for decorating/crafting.
So check out our five ideas on how to use your prints around the house this holiday season. They’ll look amazing whether you keep them larger than life or cut ‘em down in size.
5 Ways Your Prints Can Spread Cheer This Season
p.s. Know a friend ...5 Festive Ways to Craft Your Engineer Prints
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
Let’s face it, carrying your camera gear on your shoulders (via a strap) can be – quite literally – a pain, even with smaller lightweight gear. One of the best alternatives to carrying your gear on your shoulders is moving it to your hips, and one product for doing this is the Spyder Holster Black Widow Holster system.
The Black Widow is a smaller, budget alternative to the full-sized Spyder Holster that is designed specifically to be of benefit to people with mirrorless or small SLR cameras. I met ...Spyder Holster’s Black Widow | Your Shoulders Will Thank You For This
Cyber Monday December 1st
A SPECIAL OFFER for PANORAMA PHOTOGRAPHERS
Check out 360Cities.net wherever you find yourself on December 1st and take advantage of our special offer, which we’ll be announcing on December 1st. You’ll need to act fast as it is only a one day offer valid for as long as it is December 1st somewhere on our planet.
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I know I keep beating this HDR drum, but it’s a good beat.
After 2 months of dealing with health crud, I recently had to shoot in wicked harsh lighting conditions. These days were not perfectly sunny blue sky days, but rather what I refer to as “White Haze”. I say that because it is almost like a white sky with a hint of cyan. Bad air, atmosphere issues, whatever you want to blame it on, the air quality has been terrible during this severe drought along the Emerald Coast ...HDR for Real Estate and Architecture
Well, I just got back from an amazing trip through New Zealand and for everyone out there, I suggest you add it to your bucket list! It’s visually stunning with immense natural diversity to make any photographer fall in awe.
Here’s the gear we left with:
DJI Phantom 2 drone
2 x GoPro Hero 3
2 x iPhone 5S
1 x iPhone 4S
2 x Nikon SB-800s
The tricky part was to fit the Phantom 2 in a carry-on but once that problem was solved, we were golden.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
And ...My New Zealand Photographic Adventure!
Greetings Photoble readers! If you’ve been a reader of this blog over the past year then you know that Maris and his team of talented writers have done a terrific job of creating a top notch destination for photography tips, tricks and reviews.
While Maris is moving on to focus on other projects, the same team of writers will remain. We at Bumblejax.com are excited to take the reigns and take Photoble.com to the next level. We’re still in the transition process, so haven’t begun brainstorming ...Bumblejax Acquires Photoble: New Owner, But Same Great Content
There are many famous dishes in the world, claimed by several nations to be historically theirs. Some nations go further by telling that this or that dish symbolizes their national identity. Down the road we will be dealing with many such recipes. In this blog I am not intended to fuel this sort of disputes, rather I view all recipes as world heritage and of course I will try to trace the historical origin to give rightful credit to claiming sides. Today I present to your judgment one version of ...Red Borscht Recipe
I Heart Faces wouldn’t be possible without you, so each week we hope to make someone’s day by featuring one of YOUR photos in our “Beautiful Photo of the Week” column. Congrats to Bridgett Shepherd Photography for being chosen as our Beautiful Photo of the Week!
We love the little cuties captured in this photo! Happy Thanksgiving!–> Be sure to visit Bridgett’s website or Facebook page to say hello and cheer on a fellow I Heart Faces community member! Thank you!
We asked our Facebook Community ...Beautiful Photo of the Week
Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography
A lot of my work involves traveling to foreign countries and living in remote places. My job is to become invisible and get close to people and wildlife, so I can bring their stories to life. It’s no different being in my home state of Montana than it is being in a country ten thousand miles away. For me, the intimate moments always matter the most.
Photography has been my passport to meeting people, learning, and experiencing new cultures. I want to talk about the ...Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography
Welcome to part 3 of this series on using the Web module in Lightroom 4 to create a serious website.
In Part 1, I showed that the Web module as it’s supplied with Lightroom is simply not capable of doing the job for a professional or serious amateur photographer.
Part 2 I looked at a plugin solution — The Turning Gate’s CE2 system — and I discussed the various parts that make it up and my early experiences of using it.
Here in Part 3, I’m going to depart a bit from my usual style of relating an ‘as ...Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3
I recently wrote a post 13 Ways To Make Sure 2013 Doesn’t Suck For Your Photography Business. I’ve been doing a lot internal planning with my own business for 2013, and I used that post as a trigger for all of you to start thinking about what you want the New Year to bring into your own lives. In order to stick with that theme, I’ve decided to run a “13 Days Of Photography” feature throughout December to help provide you with a ton of ideas and tips on things you can do for your own business starting ...11 Mistakes To Avoid As A Small Business Owner
What's in a File Name?
It would obviously be difficult for your camera to name an image "mt rainier sunrise" or "uncle joe's birthday party" but is _DSC5409.NEF or IMG_1234.JPG really the best we can do?
As with many things, this mess has its roots in bureaucracy. Back in the dim prehistory of digital imaging, the Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (or JEITIA) produced a standard known as "" (or DCF). This gave us the folder name DCIM which stands for "Digital Camera ...What's in a File Name?