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
Dance of the rains, picturesque natures capes, gushing streams, eclipses of the mighty moon, clouds creating mystery in the sky, wild forests with their magnificent wildlife, carnivores on the prowl, beautiful animals rarely coming out of the camouflage and so many other once in a lifetime moments - Get ready to capture images which will showcase your creativity, artistry and technical excellence.
Prizes in each ...Expressions: Tumbhi Photography Contest 2013
Each month’s winner will be announced about a week after closing and will be notified by email.
How to enter this photo contest
AX3 - American Aperture ...The “IS THAT YOUR BEST SHOT” Photographic Competition
This contest is to enable both sportsmen and wildlife photographers the opportunity to display photos of turkeys. It is being run in conjunction with a turkey hunting contest in Michigan put on by Alex Perry and Brian Pavlica. The hunting contest being put on by Alex and Brian is called the Mid-Michigan Spring Turkey Long Beard Hunting Tournament. You do not have to be a paricipant in that hunting contest to enter turkey photos in this ...Spring Turkey Long Beard Photography Contest
Theme: Happiness On The Move
Its interpretation is left free to the vision, creativity and sensitivity of the authors who are called to reflect on the theme, moving away from its purely literal meaning and to develop it in its various aspects. The purpose of the International Award ONTHEMOVE is to tell visually all the manifestations of joy and celebration of life. Participants are invited to submit works that develop in an original way the ...ONTHEMOVE International Award
Street photographers are guerrilla documentarians. They capture the world as they see it, using small and forgotten moments to present a larger narrative. Themes of class, age, occupation, or background are brought to life by small stories that evoke our shared humanity. The keen eyes of street photographers see what others take for granted, and depict the richness and variety of our public lives. For Eye on the Street, The Kiernan Gallery seeks ...Kiernan Gallery Photo Exhibition “Eye on the Street”
Calling all amateur and professional photographers alike! The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition challenges you to capture what you consider to be the essence of urban life at any time of day, anywhere in the world. Our theme this year, ”Cities at Work’’, encourages you to portray the life of your chosen town or city. The Urban Photographer of the Year will be the person who, in the eyes of the judges, has best captured the ...CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition
The winners will be notified by e-mail within 28 days of the end of the competition.
How to enter this photo contest
AX3 - American Aperture Awards Photography Competition: PhotoCompete Extended Deadline: June 17 – $15,000 in Awards – Prizes includes $3,500 cash, a Lytro ...PicStop Photography Competition
How to enter this photo exhibition
International Fine Art Photography Competition: ...“Images from a Glass Eye” Photography Contest
We know that you are travellers and that you believe in the concept of travel with purpose. You¹ve told us that the time you spent volunteering, working, or learning abroad was life-changing. Now we want to see it through your lens‹the fun times, the hard times, the once-in-a-lifetimes.
The challenge? Help us see the world differently.
Show us a snippet of that life-changing journey, and tell us why it mattered. Give us a picture of how you are ...Verge Magazine 2013 Photo Challenge
When you’re curious, you’re never bored. There’s always something interesting, or a new inspiration just around the corner. As the late Robert Capa once said “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” To get powerful and impressive photos, you need to be close to the action or scene you are photographing. Replace your fear of the unknown with curiosity and who knows what you’ll discover!
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
Check out all of the Jobu Design L-Brackets here.New Jobu Design L-Brackets In Stock at B&H
Nikon D700 - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon D300* - Windows | Macintosh
Nikon D300s - Windows | Macintosh
* NOTE: Installation instructions for the D300 are identical to the instructions ...
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
You might think that GoPro has the extreme sports camera market stitched up with its Hero range. In fact, the popularity of those cameras has inspired a lot of other manufacturers to produce action cameras that have an amazing range of features. One such...Veho Muvi HD NPNG edition review
The Panasonic Lumix GF6 is far from just a subtle upgrade to the series. Even though there's still no hotshoe or viewfinder - something we doubt will ever make it to the GF-series - it's otherwise just about the most feature-packed entry-level compact...Panasonic Lumix GF6 review
In the search for all-in-one compact camera perfection the Canon's thrown its latest tech into the ring: the PowerShot SX280 HS is the first Canon model to introduce the Digic 6 processing engine. But by resting on the same 20x optical zoom and 12.1-megapixel...Canon PowerShot SX280 HS review
Bijou beauty or mediocre miniaturisation? In truth, there's a bit of both in the PowerShot N, Canon's truly compact compact. On the whole, though, this clever re-imagining of how cameras should look and perform puts the bias strongly towards the former....Canon PowerShot N review
When Canon came to update the EOS 650D DSLR it did something not entirely expected: while the inevitable EOS 700D surfaced, so too did the brand new EOS 100D, a shrunken-down DSLR some 25 per cent smaller and 28 per cent lighter than the aforementioned...Canon EOS 100D review
When we first saw the Sony NEX-6 ahead of its launch towards the end of 2012 we were impressed with how it seemed to encapsulate the very spirit of what, in our view, a compact system camera should be. The NEX-6 is small yet comes complete with a built-in...Sony NEX-6 review
Cameras for outdoor activities are all the rage these days. It's a segment that, while not invented by GoPro, has certainly been popularised by that company. These days though, the uses for rugged technology that can produce great quality pictures while...Panasonic HX-A100 review
Sony NEX-3n & 20 f/2.8 Lens Quick Review by Steve Huff
This is one of the best deals in the mirrorless photo world right now, as of this writing (May 2013). For under $450 you can have an APS-C NEX camera with a decent and compact 16-50 Zoom lens included. Great buy.
This NEX-3n is an older release as it arrived a couple of months ago but I asked Sony to send it to me as this site has a history of reviewing ALL of the NEX cameras and I have had yet to even hold the newest version of the “3″, the ...Sony NEX-3n & 20 f/2.8 Lens Quick Real World Review by Steve Huff
Palouse Workshop Update and Special on “Beauties of Nature” workshop
Hello to all! I have some updates on my Palouse Road Trip as well as my buddies Todd and Jay’s “Beauties of Nature” workshop so for anyone looking to get in one either of these, read on..
PALOUS ROAD TRIP
This is going to be so much fun!! It was sold out, but one guy backed out last week so I now have ONE seat open at $1500 with a private hotel room while we are in Pullman so you will have your own room. You can read details on this ...Palouse Workshop Update and Special on “Beauties of Nature” workshop
“Leaving Your Comfort Zone”
by Brian T Adams
Hello everyone. My fiancée and I recently went on our first trip to New York City. What a fantastically chaotic place. From all the sounds and sights akin to those in the movies to the chaotic guy on the subway yelling to the cosmos some sort of declaration that scared the hell out of everybody, New York was nonstop. And we loved it.
I wanted to seize the opportunity to photograph a new and foreign place. Yet, this time I wanted to do something different. ...“Leaving Your Comfort Zone” by Brian Adams
Leica Majority Shareholder Buys in to Internet Photo Platform i-shot-it.com
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder of Leica Camera AG, has acquired a 25.1% stake in the Internet platform “I-shot-it”. For a small fee, www.i-shot-it.com enables photo-enthusiasts—from amateurs to professionals—to take part in photographic competitions. An independent jury of internationally acclaimed photographers selects the prizewinners and in the open competitions, members of the “I-shot-it” community select the ...Press Release: Leica Majority Shareholder Buys in to Internet Photo Platform i-shot-it.com
More Classic Lenses: Leica 50 1.5 Summarit & the Canon 50 1.2 LTM
1st up, the classic but unique Leica 50 1.5 Summarit
The Leica 50 Summarit has had a weird reputation as an oddball “crazy bokeh” super soft lens and for years I held off on buying one for that very reason. Every time I have seen samples they were crazy soft and without any sharpness to be seen along with almost NO contrast. But at the same time, it had a unique look..almost like the lens was painting the pixels on to the memory card ...More Classic Lenses: Leica 50 1.5 Summarit & the Canon 50 1.2 LTM
Friday Film: The Leica M Monochrom vs Leica M6 on a wedding
By Joeri van der Kloet – see his website HERE
Let me start with explaining what I do for a living. I am a documentary wedding photographer, based in the Netherlands and a little more than two years ago I switched from a DSLR to the M-system. I work with one M9 and one M9-P and a couple of lenses. Being a documentary photographer, my approach to wedding photography is to capture real moments, without interfering in these moments. For me, and ...The Leica M Monochrom vs Leica M6 on a wedding by Joeri van der Kloet
Hi Steve Huff,
My dad showed me your homepage and I really like your mindset and how you work together with your readers. So I thought why not sending you some of my pictures and see if you like them
My name is Miriam Anastasia Ottmann, friends call me Mimi. I am 16 years old and go to highschool. I am German but I live on Salt Spring Island in Canada for half a year. This is a wonderful place to do some of my favorite activities: meeting new people, enjoying the nature and taking pictures. I like ...Daily Inspiration #414 by Miriam Ottman
INSANE Deal of the Day! The Panasonic GX1 for $249 at Amazon, Prime Eligible
WOW!!! This is a giveaway and will not last long. The Panasonic GX1 is being cleared out at Amazon right now for $249. New in box GX1 Micro 4/3 body, $249. This was the main competitor to the E-P3 and while I preferred the Olympus E-P3, the GX1 was considered the comeback camera from the original GF1. If you want one, get it now at $249. They will not last!
BUY THE PANASONIC GX1 HERE for $249!
If you want a perfect lens for ...Insane deal of the day – Panasonic GX1 for $249, Amazon Prime
The Classic Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 LTM lens review
click on any image in this review for a larger size image
Ahhh yes. Classic solid brass and chrome lenses from the 1950′s certainly have a charm about them. When you find one, hold one and use one you will indeed say to yourself “they do not make them like this anymore”. While Leica still makes damn finely built lenses today, the prices are so high that I see many shooters priced out of the market. I have friends who save for an entire year just so they ...Vintage Fun: The Classic Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 LTM lens review
Here’s my submission to your Daily Inspiration series!
I recently deleted all of my photos off my Flickr account, sifted through years of photos i have taken on my hard drive and newly edited 16 of them i deem to be my best. They can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/feiningers-cat/
I had quite a severe case of GAS in the last two years but fortunately you can not only buy cams on Amazon but also sell them there. So yeah, I lost quite some money this way but I regard that as a rental ...Daily Inspiration #413 by Feininger’s Cat
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?
If you are going to buy the Metabones here are some links to ...Surprise: First MFT Speed Booster in Stock and shipping!
During the WW2 the US military used the Kodak Aero Ektar 178mm f/2.5 on bombers to photograph German military and industrial facilities. PolygonSandwich blog owner (Click here) made the impossible possible and uses this lens to take pictures with the Panasonic GH2! That is definitely the biggest lens ever used for a digital mirrorless camera. You cna see image samples on his blog. There is also a how to guide if you want to do something like this too.
The lens itself costs around $600 used on eBay ...Look at this: The GH2 using an original WW2 bomber lens!
Imagine you can have a GX1 for $199…no wait..it’s real! You can grab it now at RobertsCamera on eBay US (Click here)! And yes, it’s brand new and with free shipping.Gosh!!! Panasonic GX1 for $199!
Officially Panasonic doens’t offer any special GH3 with X lens kit price. But at leats at BHphoto (Click here) you can get it along a free vertical grip. You save $199. And the canadian store Henry’s (Click here) dropped the price of the GH3 by $100.
More new deals:
GX1 for $239 now at Adorama (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
The 20mm pancake for $335 is back at Amazon (shipment from May 26).
E-Pm1 with 14-42mmII kit lens for $285 at Amazon (Click here).
The current GX1 sells out for $239 only at Adorama (Click here)
Trusted sources confirmed that the new GX1 successor will be announced in late August! It will be the only Panasonic MFT camera announced this autumn. I have been told it will be a high quality, very new designed camera. And one source expressively said…”43rumors people will like it for sure“.
I will leave ant speculation about what it will be to you. I am trying to convice the sources to spill out the specs…
At the moment stores are ...(FT5) Panasonic GX1 successor to be announced in late August (and we will like it!)
Egami (google translation here) spotted the next Olympus Glass patent with built-in camera. The camera features a 1/2.3 inch sensor with 27mm equivalent lens. A while ago I spotted another patent where the Olympus glass actually acts as a sort of viewfinder of compact or mirrorless cameras (Source freepatentsonline):
There is a lot of talk about the Google Glass. And it seems that Olympus only has patented similar devices. But can a small company like Olympus battle against a giant like Google?
P.S.: ...Next Olympus Glass patent…
Today Amazon is accepting preorders on the new Black Lenses and VF-4:
Black Olympus 75mm f/1.8 (Click here). Will ship from June 14.
Black Olympus 45mm f/1.8 (Click here). Will ship from June 14.
Black Olympus 17mm f/1.8 (Click here). Will ship from September 13.
Olympus VF-4 (Click here). Will ship from June 14.
Links to all newly announced Olympus stuff:
E-P5 Black at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto and Samys. In Europe at Amazon Germany, Amazon UK and at Wex UK.
E-P5 White at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto ...
Sony’s United States Patent Application 20130113982) describes a sensor with PDAF
Last year Olympus and Sony signed a partnership that will soon show his first developments in the camera industry. According to trusted sources Olympus will get the new generations of Sony sensors with on sensor phase detection AF for a future high end OMD model. And Sony will use some of the knowledge from Olympus to design a couple of A-mount lenses that will be released in 2014. I think that’s a pretty good news ...(FT4) First Olympus-Sony partnership tech exchange (PDAF sensors for OMD).
Ungraded Blackmagic Pocket CInema Camera – Market from John Brawley Tests on Vimeo.
The Olympus E-M5 design patent at Freepatentsonline.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera test at Focus Numerique.
E-P5, accessories and lens price in france (Lepidi).
New Quenox grip at Enjoyyourcamera.com
Sigma 60mm review at lcap.tistor.com.
20% of all cameras produced today are system cameras (Digitalcamerainfo).
Fabrys: “I just want to share with you my last video shot with the OMD E-M5 in Berlin: https://vimeo.com/66480595“ ...a little bit of everything…
The GX1 has fallen to a new low price record. You can grab it Adorama for $239 both in Black (Click here) and Silver (Click here). It’s $244 at Amazon (Click here) And the X kit sells for $499 at Amazon (Click here). This makes it the most sold mirrorless camera of the weekend (here is the ranking).
Yep, GX2 rumors are coming soonPanasonic GX1 price drops down to $239.
Hey everyone. I’ve got a couple of Lightroom news-related items for you today. First off, I just got word that the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine (issue #4) is up on the App Store. If you’ve got an iPad, here’s the link to the free app where you can download the first issue for free. Each issue after that is $4.99. I’ve also included a few screen captures from the app (Cover, Table of Contents and my Editors Note) below.
Also, Adobe just released an update to Lightroom. We’re at Lightroom 4.4 ...Lightroom 4.4 and Magazine Update
Hey everyone! This post is brought to you by a post-Easter-Sunday-chocolate-sugar-high, so I can make no claims as to it’s accuracy or usefulness But I do think you’ll like these presets. They’re an update to some I released a while back, that went over really well. Basically, it’s a warm sunflare glow effect that makes a nice finishing touch on your outdoor photos.
It’s pretty simple. There’s a “Left Side” version and a “Right Side” version. They both emanate from the upper corner of the photo ...Lightroom Presets – Sunflare Glow Effect
One of the cool things about Lightroom is that it’s got some easy ways to customize the interface and make the program look more like your own. One of those ways is with panel end marks – you know those little graphics below the panels on the left and right side of Lightroom. Check out the video below and I’ll show you how you can make your own graphics and have Lightroom display them, instead of the default ones that it ships with.Lightroom Video – Customizing The Interface With Your Own Graphic
We’ve been getting fantastic reviews of the latest issue of Lightroom Magazine. If you own an iPad and are still on the fence about downloading the magazine, I thought I’d share one of my favorite articles from this issue with you. See, we always get a ton of questions about color management between Photoshop and Lightroom. Last year, I met Joe Brady who’s a total wizard when it comes to this stuff. So we asked him if he’d write an article to help make sense of it all and he did just that. Here’s ...Download A Free Article From Lightroom Magazine – Color Workflow From Lightroom to Photoshop
If You Print From Lightroom Then Watch This Video
Happy Friday! Over on my personal blog at www.MattK.com, I told a little story about how I hadn’t removed some spots/sensor dust/debris in a photo that I had printed. See, when it comes to your web images, it’s really hard to see those little spots. But when you print, all bets are off – those things show up like you wouldn’t believe. While most people would never see them, because they don’t typically walk up and look at your photos from 6 inches, photographers examine photos extremely closely. ...
Photoshop World Update
Hi everyone. Just wanted to give a quick Photoshop World update for anyone going (or thinking of going). First, I’m teaching a pre-conference workshop on Photoshop Compositing with the awesome Glyn Dewis. We’ve teamed up for a 4-hour workshop where you’ll get to light, shoot and build your own composites while we’re there with you to help out. Plus, in order for me to get out of writing a huge 40 page workbook for the session, I convinced the powers-that-be to let me give away a free copy of my ...
Happy Monday everyone. I wanted to let you know that our Lightroom Magazine App issue #3 is really close. The magazine is basically done, and will be submitted to the App store this week. After that, it can literally take just a couple of days or up to a couple of weeks depending on how things go. In the meantime, I figured I’d share the cover and table of contents so you could take a look at what’s coming in the issue.
Here’s the link to the app and a free issue (issue #1). Don’t forget, there’s ...Lightroom Magazine Issue 3 Almost Ready!
One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software’s Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as well. But I know that lots of people still don’t use 3rd party plug-ins, so I set out to try to recreate the effect in Lightroom. After trying a bunch of different combinations I think I came pretty close.
Now, there’s definitely something in the “special sauce” that the plug-in companies use. So if you have the plug-ins (or are thinking of getting one), I’d still ...Free Lightroom Presets – Tonal Contrast Effect
Hey everyone. One thing that happens to me when using presets deals with customizing them. See, I’ll be using a preset I’ve downloaded and realize I keep making the same “tweaks” to it every time. Well, instead of wasting the time changing it each time, you’ll see in the video that there’s an easy way to take your custom settings and combine them with the preset itself. Enjoy!Lightroom Video – Updating Your Own Lightroom Presets
Hey everyone. One thing I hear more and more about on my Lightroom seminar tours is that more and more people are using Elements to go along with Lightroom. First off, the feedback I hear is that everyone loves Lightroom. So much so that they don’t want to leave it. But when they want to do some quick cloning or retouching, it seems people are finding Elements fits right in.
Well, I just found out that the folks over at the Photoshop Elements Newsletter are giving away my Photoshop Elements Book ...Get My Elements Book Free When You Sign Up For the Elements Newsletter
Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. The town of Hartselle loves its baseball. From five year olds through high school, baseball occupies the hallowed ground of youthful dreams. Fans gather in pickup trucks outside the outfield fence for a high school playoff game.
I think I wrote some time ago about starting a photo essay shot completely with my iPhone. I have always wanted to do a sports story that takes you from the little leagues to the major leagues. This isn’t really it because I don’t have a major league ...Baseball Town: Creating A Photo Essay
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. UAH professor Kevin Knupp and a team of graduate and post-graduate students chase and study storms. Ryan Wade sets up a data package inside the control van as the team gets ready to launch a weather balloon ahead of a line of thunderstorms.
The final story in our series for the two year commemoration of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes was a really fun story on storm researchers at the University of Alabama Huntsville. Professor Kevin Knupp and his graduate and doctoral ...Chasing Storms With The Pros
I didn’t find out about a baseball assignment until the game was already in the second inning and there was about a 45 minute drive to the field. No matter, it is playoff time in high school baseball and I would at least get there in time for an inning or two. Honestly, getting much out of an inning or two of high school baseball is an indefinite proposition. Sometimes you can shoot a whole game and get nothing. Other times you can shoot an inning and come away very happy.
To make sure you get ...Two Innings of Bliss
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. Justin Adams lost his left leg and his brother Chase when the April 27, 2011 storm struck the Mt. Hope community. Adams was blown from his destroyed him into a swampy area with severe injuries to both legs.
Two years can seem an eternity. Five minutes later it can seem like yesterday. Such is the nature of trauma and grief.
I was surprised when our editors decided to do a two year commemoration of the devastating April 27, 2011 tornadoes but I was all in. For me, this ...Two Years
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. Hartselle High students, teachers and administrators settle into the new high school Monday, April 1, 2013. Nicholle Smith, Will Payne, Kayula Norwood, Mary Filiatrault and Greg Filiatrault enjoy a little first day tailgate in the parking lot before they enter the school.
Life in many small towns revolves around the schools, particularly the high school. Painted on water towers all over the place you see something like, “Welcome To Hartselle, Home of the Tigers.” We ...A New High School
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. Alicia Hunter is a survivor of stage 3B non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She was diagnosed 13 years ago.
Let me begin here by saying unequivocally, I HATE THE STUDIO! There, I got that off my chest. I love shooting portraits but I hate the studio. I am a location lover. Some folks really geek out in a plain, blank room. I don’t. A plain, blank room speaks nothing about the person you are photographing. I want them in their own environment.
That can’t always happen. We did ...Let Your Portraits Speak
There is a wonderful part of the Lord’s prayer that goes like this; “give us this day our daily bread…” Oh no, he is preaching again! Run away, run away! Not really a sermon. Don’t panic. I probably won’t say the “J” word more than once or twice. Settle down. Now, where was I? Oh, yes, daily bread. Which brings me to the idea of keeping it fresh. That prayer that Jesus taught his disciples was actually born out of the old covenant where the priests put fresh bread out daily in the holy place ...Keeping The Bread Fresh
After 24 years as a newspaper photographer it is pretty rare to have an assignment I have never before shot. I went to Huntsville this week to shoot the state finals in wrestling. I don’t think I have ever shot a wrestling meet before. If I have, it was so long ago it was back in the film era. I was so unfamiliar with the sport I was slightly concerned about how to shoot the event.
I decided to go a little early and shoot some matches that were completely irrelevant to our readers. I quickly ...Shooting Something New
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. Trevor Davis smiles as his mom, Jennifer Rainey hugs him at the regional Special Olympics swim meet at the Aquadome Friday, February 15, 2013. The event is a qualifier for the state Special Olympics.
I love special people. I was just like most of you before my wife and I had a son with special needs. Our little boy Reece was born with Down syndrome. In his too-short life he taught me more about love than I had learned in all my years of living. Now, even though Reece ...Putting The Special In Special Olympics
Daily Photo by Gary Cosby Jr. East Limestone student Seth Fowler goes crazy in the stands as he and other fans try to distract a Wenonah free throw shooter during the Northwest Regional Basketball tournament at Wallace State in Hanceville Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
I had my first basketball assignment of the season yesterday and it came at season’s ending. For the first time in my career I did not shoot a single regular season basketball game. I shot regional tournament games yesterday, four in ...February Madness Prep Hoops Style
A long awaited firmware update is available for the Canon 5D MK III (available here). The update brings uncompressed 4:2:2 8 bit video from the HDMI port.
It also improves autofocus capabilites. I'm downloading now.
Sewanee, TNuncompressed video from the Canon 5D MK III firmware update
Joel Sartore, A photographer's life from Joel Sartore on Vimeo.
A great video by my friend Joel Sartore.
A photographers life by Joel Sartore
Getty Emerging Talent Award
To complement our Grants for Editorial Photography program, we offer an opportunity for young photographers to receive mentoring and support through our Emerging Talent Award. Applicants must be under the age of 25 or currently enrolled in a full time photojournalism program (please include a signed letter from a faculty member, confirming this). Winners are added to the Emerging Talent roster on Reportage by Getty Images.
To apply, please email a CV or bio and a website ...Apply Now: Getty Emerging Talent Award
In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography.
The annual $5,000 grant may be used to finance any of a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, research, ...Reminder: Howard Chapnick Grant
The Photocrati Fund offers a $5000 grant to a photographer to undertake an important humanitarian and environmental photography project. Our goal is to identify outstanding photographers and to provide the resources necessary to pursue projects that will have a tangible and positive effect on the world.
The 2013 Photocrati Fund competition will be open from Tuesday January 15, 2013 – Tuesday April 30, 2013. Following that time, the applications will be judged by our panel of distinguished reviewers. The ...Reminder: The 2013 Photocrati Fund
Reminder to apply.
The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation announce the 12th annual Inge Morath Award. The annual award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.
Submissions must be made by April 30, 2013. For guidelines, visit: http://www.ingemorath.org/index.php/2013/01/the-inge-morath-award-2013-guidelines/ ...Reminder: Inge Morath Award 2013
Reminder to apply.
Our mission is to be an efficient and innovative fund raising foundation that helps globally to promote, support and match humanitarian and travel photographers to NGOs and other humanitarian causes that need their story told.
Founded in the USA in 2010, Focus For Humanity is now a Singapore based non profit foundation that supports amateur and professional humanitarian and travel photographers in perfecting their craft through providing a series of workshop grants, scholarships ...Reminder: Focus For Humanity Grant
Anyone who has tried can tell you that lighting cars well is a difficult thing to do. The size of them, the lack of flat surfaces, how reflective they are, and the variety of different materials all make for one of the most trying photographic challenges out there. In this video, renowned automotive photographer Tim Wallace talks with us about the methods that have helped him to become so successful. [more]How To Light a Muscle Car with Tim Wallace
I love movies. Maybe even as much as photography. Being a fan of movies means I am also a fan of movie lists, because they help me to discover films I may not have seen. Also, with my being a mildly OCD photographer, I began thinking about which films relate to photography. There are surprisingly few that I have seen or heard of. So I decided to compile a list of my ten favorites, in ascending order. Note that this list is in no way exhaustive, so please add your suggestions in the comment section ...List: Top Ten Best Movies about Photography
The longer I’ve been a photographer, the more I’ve come to realize that the quality of the camera you own is far less important than how you shoot. The iPhone fashion shoot, now an iconic post on Fstoppers, showed that quality images can be taken without the biggest or latest camera body. While I’ll affirm that shooting professionally shouldn’t be determined by what kind of cameras you have, I think professionalism should be somewhat defined by how many cameras (and lenses) you have. [more]Do You Have Enough Gear to be a Professional?
There haven’t been too many raging deals lately, but if you’re in the market for a new micro four thirds camera, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 has dropped to basically ludicrously low pricing. I’m not even entirely sure how Panasonic is making a profit at this price point. Just a few weeks ago it was listed for $300, but now it’s down to $239. It’s not that the camera is bad either, as reviews have been pretty positive. At this price though, it’s not much of a risk. [more]Panasonic’s DMC-GX1 Micro Four Thirds Camera Price Drops Again: $239
Sigma, hot on the heels of the outstandingly successful 35mm f/1.4 Art lens, has been releasing and announcing new lenses in their Global Vision realignment like crazy. Recently they released the 30mm f/1.4 lens for APS-C cameras, and I had high expectations for it after being told that the president of Sigma was aiming it to meet the performance set by the 35mm. So did it? [more]Fstoppers Reviews the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC HSM Prime Lens
This might be an extreme take on the all-too-common client request of “get it done quickly,” but it serves as an excellent benchmark of what can be done in a short amount of time. Odds are, you won’t ever be asked to do a full post-production retouch in such a short amount of time, but the idea behind what Aaron Nace of PHLEARN is showing here is solid: with the right tools and knowledge you can streamline your workflow with extreme effectiveness. [more]Tackle Exposure, Skin, Eyes, Sharpening & More in This 5 Minute Retouch
In efforts to make Flickr “awesome again,” Yahoo unveiled today their new and re-imagined Flickr with a new design and new features. Some of the major design changes include a new homepage featuring large images posted by your friends, new beautiful profile photosteam and new photo pages. Flickr also announced each user will get 1 Terabyte of storage for free, with the ability to upload hi-res photos, and many of them. [more]Flickr (Finally) Gets Total Design Overhaul, Adds New Features
Food styling can take place in the production kitchen and in front of the camera. How do you know when and where to style your food? The answer will depend on what food you are shooting. For food with long shelf lives, like cupcakes, the dish will generally be camera ready when it leaves the kitchen. If the dish involves a sauce and a variety of garnishes, the styling will occur both in the kitchen and in front of the camera. Here is a behind the scenes look at a dish that involves styling in both ...When and Where To Style Your Food Photography
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams; Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8, Lost, Revolution, Fringe, the upcoming Star Wars movie (the man is everywhere these days,) gives us a peek into his process during a recent sit down interview with the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts.
Abrams discusses the transitions between television to the big screen, balancing hyper-reality with intimacy, why television leaves room for surprises, the best advice he’s ever been given and what advice he would give to ...J.J. Abrams On Filmmaking
Original BBC Article (w/video)
Prof. Miles Padgett and his team of scientists at Glasgow University’s School of in Scotland have created a technology which can generate a 3D image using just four stand-alone pixels by capturing light frequency waves beyond what the human eye can see.
[more]Scientists take 3D Photos with Single Pixel Sensors
Jen Basford is the owner of Seniors Ignite, an organization dedicated to providing next-level senior portrait photography education to photographers to help them grow their business. She also owns 3 girls photography in Edmond, Oklahoma. She is best known for fashion-inspired high school senior portraits and the annual must-see fashion show she puts on for upcoming seniors each spring. Jen is one of the top senior portrait photographers in the Midwest largely due to her out-of-the-box approach to ...3 Marketing Ideas For Senior Portrait Photographers
Joy Vertz, Milwaukee WI, is a photographer who is passionate about the business side. Having started in her basement in 2003 and now running two profitable studios, she has seen (and learned) a lot about what it takes to run a successful, smooth operation. She routinely blogs and educates about pricing, marketing, workflow and process. Joy holds a degree in Studio Art from Lawrence University. Follow Joy on Instagram & Twitter: @joyvertz
In my 10 years in business, one of the most frequently received ...Pricing Perfection: A Video Series By Joy Vertz
Brant Slomovic is a documentary photography based in Toronto. He was recently featured as a Contender in the 2012 Hey, Hot Shot! International Photography Competition and in the Collection at Flak Photo. His current personal projects include Shinny, which details the ubiquity of shinny Hockey in Canadian culture, and Puja, which explores daily rituals of spirituality in Indian life. Please follow Brant on Twitter.
1) You became a documentary photographer after pursuing emergency medicine. First what ...An Interview With Documentary Photographer Brant Slomovic
Jane Shauck is a West Hartford, Connecticut based wedding and commercial photographer. I first met Jane at a Pictage User Group meeting that she hosted. We subsequently saw each other at trade shows and conferences like Mystic Seminars or Inspire Photo Seminars (both in or near Connecticut by the way). Before her husband, Mike, joined her business as a second-shooter, I assisted Jane at a wedding. I was always impressed by how organized she was and how very calm she appeared to be during the entire ...Commercial & Wedding Photographer Jane Shauck, On Sound Financial Planning
If you have read David Jackson’s two mega posts on Tiffinbox, you already know what his photography and lighting workshops are going to be like: Raw and real.
Haven’t read the posts yet? Here you go: An Open Letter To A Photographer and On Chasing Rainbows And Unicorns.
I have had the pleasure to visit his Appleton, Wisconsin studio twice in one year – once to attend his Breaking The Rules workshop and the second time to attend his then new f/what? workshop.
“The Breaking The Rules workshop is essentially ...David Jackson’s Photography & Lighting Workshops On June 10th & 11th, 2013
My name is Mahesh Bhat and I’m a Bangalore based photographer and India is my canvas. I’ve been photographing the life and times of my country and parts of the sub continent for 25 years. I’m an assignment photographer with Getty Images and represented by Global Photo Associates, NYC. I’ve worked with Polaris Images and Agence Vu.
In the last 25 years, the city of Bangalore went from where every place was 15 minutes away from each other to every place is at least an hour from each other. It became ...An Open Invitation To Critique Mahesh Bhat’s Photographs Of Bangalore
Feuza Reis is a wedding photographer, blogger and founder of SEO for Photographer’s Bootcamp “Get Found With Fuse”. This is Feuza’s second guest blog post. Read her first one as well. Follow Feuza on Twitter.
In the last few weeks, some photographers in the community have imparted SEO advice that has made me want to cringe and hide. Not only were there some major mistakes taught, some things mentioned were irresponsible and can get photographers in trouble with Google.
Here are 5 SEO myths photographers ...5 SEO Myths Photographers Should Debunk
Jim Mortram is a documentary photographer. That’s perhaps the easiest way to describe him. The images on his website – Small Town Inertia – gripped me like a vice for their gritty portrayal of lives lived in rural England. I was surprised by how quickly I cared for those people Mortram photographed. There is compassion and clarity in Mortram’s approach and it is a refreshing change from the synthetic and saccharine images we are all subjected to every day. Mortram has published a limited edition ...An Interview With Documentary Photographer Jim Mortram
It’s spring and you want to post new images to your website and create a photography portfolio your clients are going to love. But you don’t know how to go about it. Either you are just starting out in the business or you have been in the photography industry for a while. Either way, your portfolio needs a kickstart. What’s your next step?
Being flummoxed is natural. So, with me, deep breath in. Deep breath out. You still with me? I’ll cut to the chase.
PhotoShelter, again, has published a guide ...Get The Guide To Create A Successful Photography Portfolio
Angela Pointon is an inspirationalist and advocate for professional photographers. She is a monthly columnist for Professional Photographer mag and offers Photo Business Renovations to photographers everywhere. Her brief e-book, “The Art Of A Photo Business: what every photographer wished they knew before starting their photography business” is available for download in all digital formats. Follow Angela on Twitter or Facebook.
DesignAglow recently posted a question to the photography community on ...Striking Balance: Juggling Life & A Photography Business
Talking Ansel Adams @ Yosemite
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We recently met back up with Bob Holmes and asked him to show us what’s in his bag. He gave us a look inside with some good tips along the way for cleaning dust from your camera’s card slots, packing spare equipment and packing a separate bag for use in the field and more–and catch the outtake at the end!. Thanks to Bob holmes for sharing. Be sure to catch his other videos
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Here’s an interesting look into the life of Allen Ginsberg by a friend of our blog, Eve Pearce. Eve is an avid photographer who likes summer sunsets and writing in cafes. She looked into the life of Ginsberg and discovered that like all of us here, he had a keen interest in photography.
Remembering the Photography of Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg is best known for his poetry and his role as one of the leading figures of the 1950s Beat Generation. His poems brought attention to gay rights, dealt with ...Remembering the Photography of Allen Ginsberg
Alexander Gage has been active in our little corner of the interwebs here at Silber Studios for a long time. He’s a British expat who lives and works in Switzerland. We admire the absolute passion Alex has for photography and wanted to let you know about a project he did over the course of a year that we thought was pretty cool.
For the duration of 2012, Alex participated in his own, self-imposed 52 photography project. The “52/50 Photography Project”, was shot solely using a 50mm lens which Alex ...52/50 : A project by Alexander Gage
What the heck is that thing called a “histogram” and how do you use it anyway?
A histogram is a graph that shows the exposure from pure black on the left, to pure white on the right. It is a tool you can use to see how well your image will be exposed in your camera. One of the secrets of photography is to learn to “see” what your camera sees. Your eye can see a much wider range of light than your camera, so using the histogram can help you see only the range of light that the camera will capture. ...Video Tutorial–How to Use your Camera’s Histogram
We got a chance to talk to the one and only Joe McNally, who’s shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, FORTUNE, Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Joe also happens to be the photographer who shot the first all digital coverage in the history of National Geographic Magazine. He was kind enough to share some of the tricks of the trade that he’s learned over the years.
What should we ask Joe the next time we catch up with him?Joe McNally on things learned during his 30 year journey as a professional photograper
Bambi Cantrell is one of the world’s most decorated and sought after professional photographers of our time. She’s been recognized by everyone from Microsoft to American Photo Magazine and was the first woman to be honored with the prestigious “Golden Eye” award from the Russian Federation of Professional Photographers. Clearly she’s got the technical side of her game in order.
But we feel one of the main reasons why she’s shot for The Estee Lauder Family, legendary basketball player Gary Payton, ...Bambi Cantrell: How to capture !EMOTION! in your photographs
This interview with Camille Seaman is packed with so much goodness. She talks about using natural lighting in shooting subjects as varied as giant icebergs to TIbetans who don’t use lights indoors at all during the day. More importantly what really struck a chord is how WHO a photographer is plays a central role in their work.Natural Lighting Techniques from Camille Seaman
The Dipper is just the best entertainment! They are a panic in feathers 365 as they go about their daily routine. They were once called Water Ouzel but their named was changed which more reflects their basic biology. They are constantly “dipping” as they peer through the water looking for their food under its surface. Add to this mix a fledgling along with double clutching and it’s non-stop fun!
So the photographic challenge is first and foremost the water. The creek is full to the brim with the winter ...The American Dipper & the 800mm – pt2
Dogwoods and reflections along the Merced River, Yosemite NP, CA, USAThe dogwoods put on an exceptional display in Yosemite Valley this year; it seemed like every tree was bursting with blossoms. Participants in my Spring Digital Camera workshop with The Ansel Adams Gallery last week had lots of opportunities to photograph dogwoods, and I was really impressed with some of the compositions they made.
I found time to make the image above one afternoon last week, with dogwoods juxtaposed against reflections ...Spring Continues in Yosemite
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)
Picture: McClures Beach at sunset, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California
Only a few spots still remain for a one-day photographic workshop called Panoramic Point Reyes, which I’ll be teaching in conjunction with the Point Reyes Field Institute, a non-profit educational and experiential partner of the NPS & Point Reyes National Seashore.
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Saturday, May 11 • 1:30PM – 8:30PM • $95 ($90 Members)
Come explore Point Reyes with a very specific photographic ...Point Reyes Panoramic Workshop – May 11, 2013
Think about your dream trip, where would it be? Who would be there? Well my dream trip is coming up in 11 days.
I will be on the best ship afloat the luxurious True North with mate Markie Mark Stothard. http://www.northstarcruises.com.au/
I will be one of the instructors on the PODAS workshop cruising the Kimberley Coast from Broome to Wyndham. With me will be the biggest names in photography in the world right now.
Art Wolfe http://www.artwolfe.com/
Michael Reichmann http://www.luminous-landscape.com/about/critic.shtmlOf ...My Dream Trip
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
Guatemala, February 2013. I walk the streets, haunt the markets, meet people, I stalk the processions, fall over cobblestones, drink copious amount of the world’s best coffee, wolf down Guatemalan food and I try and make a picture here and there. I love this place during the day and I wander relentlessly for hours. After dark this is a different very cold beast altogether as I struggle to stay warm and cheery, anxiously awaiting the return of the sun. My work is done in the sun or dusk light. Doing ...Momentos de Guatemala
The portrait shooting session with Blanca at Dieter Koelbl photo studio in Ravensburg was great fun.
Some technical information:
- Hasselblad H4D-40
- Hasselblad HC 120 II
- ISO 100
- 1/180 sec
- main light / beauty dish
- 2 rim lights with grid
- developed in phocus
Regards, GerryPortrait Shooting Session with Blanca #1
“The Ring of Fire over Horseshoe Bend” by Clinton Melander – Colorado River, Page, Arizona
An annular eclipse is a remarkable event. The moon appears to be encircled by a ring of sunlight, known as the “Ring of Fire”. The term “annular” comes from the Latin word meaning “ring”. This ring effect is caused when the earth’s orbit moves closer to the sun and the apparent size difference looks as though the sun is slightly larger than the moon. If your location on earth happens to be aligned along the ...Behind The Shot: “The Ring of Fire over Horseshoe Bend” – Colorado River, Page, Arizona
There are times when a big, burly tripod just isn’t necessary or even practical. Fortunately, there’s a new tripod on the market by Benro that provides many of the same benefits of a full-size tripod but in a lightweight, compact package: the MeFoto Travel Tripod with Ballhead.
I’ve been using the MeFoto tripod for several months and have found it to be a useful addition to my camera kit. When not in use the legs fold up and around the center column and ballhead to create an extremely compact package ...Gear Review: Benro MeFoto Travel Tripod with Ballhead
The P-47 Thunderbolt, more affectionately known as the Jug by those who piloted it, was one of the heaviest, largest and toughest fighter aircraft that relied on a single radial engine. The Jug was built with heavy armor and a massive offensive capability. With four .50 Caliber machine guns in each wings and able to haul up 2,500 lbs of bombs which is over half of what a B-17 can carry. Although the P-47 was not used in long range bombing attacks, it was used for short range ground attacks. It was ...The Mighty Jug
It’s been a rough month for my body. First there was a back injury, followed by a bout of bronchitis and most recently a knee ligament strain. Fortunately the former two have largely resolved and the latter is on the improve. Enough for me to venture to a coastal location that I consider Australia’s premier destination for seascape photography, Cape Woolamai. Despite my highest regard for this location, it’s been 5 years since my first and only visit to Phillip Island. Early in my career ...Return to the Sea
The mind is an amazing thing. One of the great unknowns when making a photograph is how the viewer will respond. Once the artist has made an exposure and then edited it for presentation, a new life begins for any image shared with others. Each person who looks upon the image brings his or her own mind full of personal and photographic history to the process. When a scenic landscape photograph is shown, we know where the sky is, and where to “stand” in the image. But on the other end of the ...Happy Earth Day / Inner Landscape
The days of shooting black and white film are all but over with the simplicity, ease and diversity that is now offered to photographers like myself. Who can take advantage of digital technology when transforming colour images into amazing black and white ones never possible with the old school method of using B&W film.
Using the colours in our images we are able to control the different black and white tones and contrasts in our photo to customise it to our customer. The beauty of photographing everything ...Black and White Sydney Landscape Photography
Photo by Steve BerardiInfrared (IR) photography doesn’t get much attention, but it can be extremely useful for photographing landscapes in black and white. It’s known for capturing strong contrast between vegetation and the surrounding landscape.
So, here’s a brief introduction to IR photography and its effects:Benefits and Effects of IR Photography
So, what’s so special about IR photography? Well, it produces some interesting effects, which you might be looking for in one of your images:
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
I wrote the other day about my thoughts on how you see yourself vs how the world sees you. The Dove Real Beauty Sketches campaign videos had me in tears because it resonated with what I hear from women all the time. The things we don’t like about ourselves are often the things that other people don’t even see at all.
I never want to minimize how someone feels about themselves, but I want to show them how the rest of the world sees them.
What has been fascinating to me over the past few days is the ...Beauty is a Matter of Perspective
My good friend David Egan, owner of Chase Court, asked me to photograph the 2013 Baltimore Bride team at his wedding venue in downtown Baltimore. He was so excited. The light was gorgeous and the BMag team wonderful. Thanks to Darla Jean and the Somethin’ or Others band for their afternoon serenade.
Check out Baltimore Bride at this link to listen. Band members: Darla German, Jason Laing, Howard Ehrenfeld, Andrew Dotson and Bill Sutherland. And more thanks to…photographer Cory Donovan, the team from ...Baltimore Bride magazine at Chase Court
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
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This image is from a video series I am creating called In The Raw where I take complicated lighting scenarios and break them down piece by piece and show you EXACTLY how it is done to the smallest detail.
Today, I am going to break down how this shot was done here on the blog and show you some of the tools used and needed in order to create something like this without having to be at this location praying for an awesome sunset. ...Tuesday Tips & Tricks | Personal Shoot Behind the Scenes
A few months have passed since my last update, and during that time, a lot has been going on here at Stacy Reeves Photography. In addition to packing up our lives and moving across the globe to France, we have also set up two amazing new businesses, and we’re thrilled to finally be able to share them with you.
The first is L’Amour de Paris, a blog resource for couples visiting Paris, France and the surrounding area. Through this blog we’ll provide hotel and restaurant recommendations, travel tips, ...The Next Chapter!
If you become the preferred vendor at even one or two venues, those warm leads can keep your calendar booked solid.
Here’s the problem: you’re not the only genius photographer who realizes this potential opportunity. As a result, wedding venues have a long line of photographers willing to all but sell their souls for a chance to get on that preferred vendor list.
If you want to become a venue’s #1 recommended photographer, the first thing you must do is avoid these common mistakes.
Mistake #1 – Choosing ...7 Common Mistakes Photographers Make That Guarantee You’ll Never Make the Preferred Vendor List
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 afternoon from EPHQ everyone! I know I have a totally great Wedding Tip of the Week for you from my good friends and Partner of Esquire Photography; Shelly at Simply Bridal prepared for you tomorrow, but I couldn’t resist sharing this special wedding tip with you today. It’s a wedding tip helping How To Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day choosing the right type of wedding photographer.
Simply Bridal created a list of the shots you much have, this week they’ve (we’ve) broken it down for you ...Wedding Tip From Simply Bridal To Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Wedding Day With The Right Wedding Photographer Choice
One of my portraits is featured in Kodak's newest film brochure!
This film portrait I took on a chilly winter's day in Brooklyn was chosen to promote Kodak's beautiful Portra 160 print film! I'm so honored, and proud to be a part it, as most of you know I continue to love and support beautiful film photography, using it as often as allowed with every project I do.
You may see the whole brochure here
And you may see more images from this shoot last year with Abbi and Luke hereOne of Karen's portraits is featured in Kodak's film brochure!
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
we do quite a few indian weddings each year and one of my favorite parts of the ceremony is the baraat, the arrival of the groom and his friends to meet the bride’s family. This is traditionally done on a mare and includes groovin’ indian music payed on dhol (drums) and shehnais (kind of like a buzzy oboe) and the grooms procession dances the entire way. I thought we’d share one of our favorite baraat photographs from last year.
In this shot, you can see the bride awaiting the groom’s arrival in ...The Baraat – Arriving in style at an indian wedding
We are excited to announce the ability to customer actions and batch process with Action DASHBOARD 4 Pro! Batch processing in Photoshop enables you to apply an action to a group of files all at once rather than doing it individually. This can save a lot of time when applying the same action to say, an entire folder of images. We have created a step by step video to walk you through the process here. Be sure to watch both the “Creating a Custom Action” and “Batch Processing with the Kubota DASHBOARD” ...NEW DASHBOARD 4 Features Released
An odd name to be sure, but Pelican’s new ProGear U160 Half Case Camera Pack is built to take any abuse that life might throw at it. Essentially, the folks at Pelican have added padded dividers to one of their famous hard cases and then built that case into the lower half of a backpack.
The waterproof, crushproof lower section protects your camera and lenses and movable dividers allow customization without picking out foam squares as is required with some other Pelican cases. The upper section looks ...Pelican Introduces The ProGear U160 Half Case Camera Pack
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
Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Varina Patel, Jay Patel, Topher Martini
This week on TWiP, we’re diving into several great stories including:
Varina Patel, Jay Patel, and Topher Martini join Frederick to discuss these topics and more on this week’s episode of TWiP.
After receiving some stunning entries to the ‘Elements’ photography assignment, we’re excited to announce our winners.
We asked you to show us how you’ve captured the ‘Elements’ in your photography. There were a wide range of images submitted, showcasing the Elements – Fire, Water, Earth and Air. The judges had a tough time picking out the winners from some spectacular entries.
Our three winners have each won a voucher to attend a Nikon School Standard Course (Intro to Digital SLR or Intermediate ...Winners Announced for 'Elements' Assignment
From Friday 24th May to Tuesday 28th May, HTC’s ‘Inside Street Football’ exhibition will be on display at Top Office Machines, 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, London.
All the images in the ‘Inside Street Football’ exhibition were taken by Getty photographers in twelve cities across Europe and the Middle East.
The aim of ‘Inside Street Football’ is to explore the different urban spaces in which people first discover their love of football – with the extra twist that all the images were captured using the award-winning ...HTC launches ‘Inside Street Football’ exhibition in London
Korean giant Samsung has unveiled the new MV900F MultiView Smart Camera. Designed for social media freaks, the compact digital camera supports WiFi connectivity, allowing you to easily share your favorite pictures to social networks, save to cloud services, or send email to your friends.
Measuring 98.5mm x 59.9mm x 17.2mm and weighing 132 grams (without battery), the Samsung MV900F also offers a 3.3-inch 180 degree Flip-out display, allowing you to easily capture self-portraits from any angle.
The ...Samsung MV900F MultiView Smart Camera
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
Canadian photographer and dog lover Sarah Bourque wowed us with her pooch pictures which are as honest and simple as they come.
Until relatively recently, Sarah wouldn’t have classed herself as a photographer. Living in Edmonton, Alberta, the 35-year-old made her a living as a toy-maker, creating fabric monsters with the same instant playfulness and appeal later found in the faces of the dogs she photographed. It was only about four years ago, when she and her boyfriend adopted Walter, a mongrel ...Dog days: Sarah Bourque
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
Put Google Glass on a toddler and you have a cute video filmed from the eyes of a toddler. The best part of the video is when he finally announces, “I’m done” and relinquishes the glass back to Dad. But wait until he learns he may soon watch movies and play games on it. He won’t be giving it back then.
Next, we’ll see the Google Glass on a surfer, a skier, climber, … and on lots and lots of dogs, cats and other animals, domesticated and wild. Like I said, many Google Glass videos to come from all ...Get Ready To Be Deluged With Google Glass Videos
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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I just got an email from Scott at Photocrati WordPress Themes yesterday letting me know that my favorite WordPress themes has just purchased my favorite WordPress gallery plugin!NextGEN Gallery has over 5 million total downloads, 3,600 daily downloads and 26,000 weekly downloads. Photocrati know that with numbers like those, the plugin needs some major feature updates. So here are some of their plans: - improving the user interface - adding capabilities to manage galleries from within posts and ...Photocrati acquires WordPress Gallery plugin NextGEN
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 Markus Stamm, published May 2013
Special thanks to Lars Hofmann for providing the lensIntroduction Nikon offers several wide-angle zoom lenses. Most of these target professional users and consequently delivery fery good if not exceptional performance. However, these lenses are also quite expensive and because of that usually not an option for amateurs.
There is an affordable Nikon wide zoom, though, the Nikkor AF-D 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5. Unfortunately, this lens looks a little outdated ...Nikkor AF-S 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 G ED (FX) review
Getting a hard time of choosing which Camera Lenses to buy for Nikon D600?
DxOMark have tested lenses that provide the best result for Nikon D600, there are:Best ultra-wide angle prime lenses Reviews for Nikon D600
1. Carl Zeiss Distagon T 21mm f/2.8 ZF2
2. Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
3. Sigma 20mm f/1.8 EX DG ASP RF
4. Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon T* ZF.2
5. Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
6. Carl Zeiss Distagon T 18mm f/3.5 ZF2
7. Sigma 14mm f/2.8 EX Aspherical HSMBest wide angle prime lenses ...Best lenses for Nikon D600
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
In my last chasejarvisTECH piece you got a peek at the gear I packed away for the 19,000 foot climb up Kilimanjaro for the Summit on the Summit. There were more than a few comments on how much “stuff” went with me. It’s all relative I suppose, but when you get down to it that was a fairly bare-bone operation for a job that still yielded high-end results.
As you see in this next installment, we had to make do without some of the other gear that we would have loved to have had along the way but left ...chasejarvisTECH: How To Build a Pro Cine-Boom on a Shoestring [literally]
Photographers, if you’re looking to improve your online presence with a uniquely designed portfolio, Squarespace is a simple and creative platform to do so. The templates are 100% customizable and now allow you to manage and sell products online with their recently released feature, Squarespace Commerce.
The style of product presentation is customizable and items can be sorted across the entire store by stock level, price, or title. Payments are accepted via Stripe, which is securely integrated with ...Thinking of Setting Up an Online Print Store? Squarespace Has You Covered. (*Sponsored)
That ONE shot you missed… the one you will never forgive yourself for missing… you know the one?
Yeah – the one that you never forget, even though it never happened…
Outside of "killing your babies" in filmmaking parlance (translation: editing out your favorite / gorgeous shots in favor of what’s best for the edit/flow of a piece), the shots you missed are always the hardest to distance yourself from – as a director, or as a photographer come to think of it.
Well there was such a shot we never got ...Two Pretty Amazing shots with the MōVI and the RED Epic Infra Red in 5K
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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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
How cool is it to get featured by industry giant Profoto? I can tell you, it’s totally super cool. I use Profoto gear every single day because it is the backbone of my lighting work. I also write about it quite a bit. Anyway, I’m honored and it was a lot of fun. They run a great blog. Please go check out my bit ->
and make sure to bookmark them for the future ->
I’ve got some stuff brewing ...Share: Some Profoto Love
As much as I like to shoot on location, there are times when the location just won’t work. Dull green walls, tacky wall paper, bright windows…the list is long. To fix these issues, I have to either move or set up some backdrop to eliminate the nastiness. Try setting up a seamless backdrop yourself on the 4th floor of a building. First you carry the stand up, then another shuttle with the paper, then another load for sandbags, don’t want the stand knocking out your subject. I’m convinced this ...Lastolite Urban Collapsible Backgrounds
So it's time for the last 6 pages of the editorial shoot for Utah Valley Bride magazine. I hope your week has been good so far? Personally I've been spending a total of 5 hours in the dentist chair, and then in pain most of the rest of the time :-)
Photography is forever a very fun profession, always new things to learn, always room for improvment.
This is my very favorite of the 18 pages, I coached the groom before we shot, did a few practise runs. He was so good at taking direction and having the ...Editorial Bridal Magazine Shoot Part 3 of 3
Kang Kim shot for Food Network Magazine’s May 2013 issue. In celebration of Mother’s Day, Kang photographed delicious blueberry muffins for the magazine, along with a unique selection of Spring inspired foods (such as our favorite American classic, the fried egg!). FNM Photo Director Alice Albert and Food Stylist Karen Evans helped produce the creative concepts and beautiful styling for the shoot. To view more of Kang’s work for FNM’s May issue, check out the print edition. To see more work from ...Kang Kim Shoots for Food Network Magazine
Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford with his 2012 Art Car “Mr. Green.”
Art Cars are a unique Houston institution, and I was fortunate during a recent assignment for Texas Co-Op Power to work on a story featuring the Houston Art Car Museum, and a colorful character named “Scrapdaddy.”
Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford is the Leonardo da Vinci of the Art Car world. Not merely content to cover classic cars with hot glue gun affixed collections of things, Bradford actually is a unique combination of artist, welder, ...Houston Art Car Parade legend Mark “Scrapdaddy” Bradford
It’s not every day that you become a part of history. Which is exactly what happened when Rick Smolan – creator of the epic series Day in the Life of America – asked me to shoot his greatest content to date: The Human Face of Big Data.
This global crowdsourced media project reveals humanity’s quest to collect, analyze, triangulate, and visualize vast amounts of data in real time.
Heralded by The New York Times, Wired, and The Wall Street Journal as “visceral” and “emotional” “that captures a virtual ...Avatars, The Future, and Big Data: My Largest Group Shot Ever, Sort of…
by Maria Luci
There isn’t a show that gets the Wonderful Machine office buzzing more than AMC’s The Walking Dead. So when I came across some recent Dead images on Harold Daniels’s website, I was beyond excited. I immediately contacted Harold to get the scoop on this zombie-filled shoot.
It turns out, the job wasn’t for an entertainment magazine spread or promotional items for the show. Instead, Harold was assigned this shoot by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, for their Georgia Travel ...Shooting The Dead
Photograph by Christina Craft
Christina: This was probably the only time I’ve ever witnessed such torrential rain for a portrait session. Amanda & Greg were good sports, but it was a cold day (almost at freezing) and we needed to run for cover. The Tapas Bar restaurant in downtown Victoria, British Columbia was kind enough to give us shelter on their patio. It had a glass wall and I saw the raindrops making neat patterns. I set up an off-camera flash and went outside (protecting my gear with an umbrella) ...the story behind: out of the rain
Instagram of Declan Murphy of the Hot Rods posing for a portrait in the dugout during their game against the Mud Hens at Boyle Park in Mill Valley, CA on May 10, 2013. (Photo by Brad Mangin)
Last week I had an amazing opportunity to shoot pictures of baseball players giving it their all as they played an intense game of ball under glorious late-afternoon sunshine in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Was I shooting the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park? Nope. Was I shooting the Oakland A’s at ...Thank you Mill Valley Little Leaguers!
Having finally uploaded my favorite shots from my visit to South Georgia and Antarctica to my portfolios site, today I’m going to talk about some of my favorites from South Georgia, and tell you a little about that wonderful place.
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In November and December 2012, I was working with Aurora Expeditions, teaching photography to a small group of passengers on three ...Amazing South Georgia 2012 (Podcast 368)
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
Tacoma Rail Cars Abstracts May 2013 – Images by Art Wolfe
Sunday was my last day in town before heading off to Borneo and Australia for the next couple of weeks. I had a great time teaching a workshop to a wonderful group on Saturday here in Seattle, thank you to all who attended. A couple of good friends and I drove around the ship yards in Tacoma and Seattle looking to see what sort of “found art” we might come across… something gritty, with an edge to it is what was on the agenda today. It was ...Tacoma Railyards
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
This Sanderling flock flight image was created with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM zoom lens (hand held at 145mm) and the Canon EOS-5D Mark III. ISO 400. (Should have been ISO 50.) Evaluative ...BIRDS AS ART BULLETIN #440
Finally, my fully interactive and multimedia photo e-book, Reports from the Wild, for the iPad is out and available. And it will only cost you $2.99! You can find it here = Reports from the Wild - Rob Sheppard.
This truly has been a journey, and one that has helped me grow as a photographer, naturalist, writer and communicator. Plus, I had to learn a lot about photo e-books along the way. I know that not all of you have iPads, and one thing on my list of projects to do is to create a pdf version of ...Reports from the Wild
Click on the “Picture of the Week” button on the NBP website to view this image sent in by Aslam Shaikh of Mumbai, India. www.naturesbestphotography.com
Location: Rajasthan, India
Camera: Nikon D700; 55mm; 1/2500 sec at ƒ/11; ISO 200.
The image appears on our website from Tuesday, May 13, until Monday, May 20, 2013. No use without permission of photographer © Aslam Shaikh.
Ikelite has released a new accessory today—a Fiber Optic Coiled Cord.
The cord is made from multi-core fiber optic cable for optimum signal transmission and built-in strain relief. It is compatible with the company’s new Manta strobe, as well as Sea & Sea and Olympus-type connectors.
The product is now available for $80 and more info can be found on the Ikelite product page.
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
Predatory animals have the unfortunate consequence of being sensationalized as ruthless, vicious killers lurking behind countless trees and bushes. Their threat is consistently exaggerated in television and movies, while systematically ingraining a sense of wraith and mercilessness in the minds of would-be victims. Grizzly bears especially are often stereotyped as abusing their size and power upon ...Understanding the Misunderstood Grizzly Bear
Google recently invited me to give a talk on my African wildlife photography, my photo safari business and how I transformed my former life as a software consultant into what I do today. I called my presentation From Silicon Valley to the Serengeti. Enjoy!Talks At Google - From Silicon Valley to the Serengeti
This isn’t the first time I have held a photowalk in Orlando, but it’s the first time that it has been an Official Photoshop World Event. That’s right, this isn’t just your run of the mill photo walk. This is a private (free) photowalk on April 16th for anyone who signs up now for Photoshop World. That’s right, sign up for Photoshop World and you can join me and my buddy, Pete – The Photoshop Guy - Collins for a private photowalk around Lake Eola and then hang out and grab a bite afterwards and chill ...Join Me and Pete Collins for a Special Photowalk in Downtown Orlando
What better way to first experience Google Glass than at Google I/O. You can see my writeup about my learning to be a “glasshole” on Extremetech, as well as my slideshow of images from the conference itself. Some were taken with Glass, but despite how amazing the 5MP, 720p video, camera in Glass is, it’s not going to be replacing your DSLR anytime soon. It does offer a great way to shoot first person instructional videos.My first experiences with Google Glass
Users coming from InDesign will see much different behavior when using text wraps in Illustrator. Jeff Witchel goes through the wrap options, including how to first create a wrap, explaining what the invert wrap option does, and showing users how important stacking order is when working with wraps.Text Wraps in Adobe Illustrator
Dear faithful MacCreate readers,
MacCreate has had a wonderful seven-year run, launching in 2005 as AUN (Aperture User’s Network), and eventually growing into the multi-facetted MacCreate site you know and love today. However this growth, which currently covers the entire Mac ecosystem and requires additional staff, hardware and logistics, has proven to be unsustainable.It is time to change again, to return to our roots, and to return our focus on Aperture.
Two years ago, my friend Joseph Linaschke, ...MacCreate and ApertureExpert Join Forces
I've used Photoshop for 20 years, more or less. I've upgraded every two or three versions. Each time I do, it's like going into my house after someone sneaked in and rearranged everything, sometimes subtly, sometimes not...taking a few familiar things away and leaving a few new things. It's mostly familiar, it's just that lots of things aren't quite where I left them, and I don't quite know where to go look. It always takes me a while to groove my practices with a new version. Sometimes it's a bit ...The End of the Photoshop Era
Our photo assignment themes are all about helping photographers to improve their craft and broaden their creative scope. By participating in these assignments, you will gain experience in practicing photography “rules”, composition, camera techniques, and many other creative exercises specifically designed to help you see differently. Break our of your own creative shells, and let’s have some fun!Your Photography Assignment:
Assignment #6 Theme: Textured Photos
Timeframe: Apr 12th to Apr 26th, 2013 ...
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. ...
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
David Burnett has been an award-winning photojournalist for more than four decades. He has been named one of the "100 Most-Important People in Photography" by American Photo magazine, and is a founding member of Contact Press Images, the New York-based photojournalism agency.
David was generous enough to answer a few questions about his work and career.
read moreInterview With Photojournalism Legend David Burnett
Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don’t know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips to get you started on the path to compelling photographs. They are appropriate for all skill levels of photographers and can be adapted to just about any style of photography, too.
I remember reading a few years back about the largest-known living organism in the world. Located under the Oregon forest, it is a 2,200-year-old fungus whose fruits, otherwise known as mushrooms, peek out here and there. Probably because of their unappealing nature, fungi are poorly known, and it is estimated that millions of yet-unclassified species exist. What has been recently discovered is that they seem to operate as a network inside the forest, communicating information from tree to tree via ...A Photo Agency Managed by the Crowd
Here’s a really thoughtful photograph and blog post.Photography Websites and Blogs
I love photography puns. Developing a Photoshop Workflow!
Here’s a great article on composition and verticle lines.
Even if you know how to light a subject with 15 strobe lights and 7 reflectors sometimes it pays to keep it simple.
Here’s some great insight into concert photography.
If you have an Android phone here are some helpful photography apps.
Screen shot from Tony Sweet's iPhone course on the iPad
Well, it’s a combination of reasons. First, I think there are TOO many podcasts out there these days vying for what little time we photographers have. I felt that mine was becoming just one of many instead of something unique. Plus, I had a LOT of other things interfere – some family health issues, work on a series of iPad and iPhone apps (yes, some of this could be valuable for photographers) and then an idea that I have.
If you’ve been a regular ...Why no podcasts in awhile?
We all have a story about the photograph that got away. A photo that would have been incredible if only…
Photographs Not Taken is a collection of short essays written by photographers about the photos they didn’t make. It’s a rare book about photography that doesn’t contain a single photo! Instead it shares powerful stories about a situation all photographers face.
The book itself is quick to read, and each essay is only a page or two long, so it was easy to pick it up for a few minutes a day (and ...Book Report: Photographs Not Taken
If you are new to wedding photography and have just started or about to start your wedding photography business, you will need to be produce high quality bridal portraits. Ideally, these ought to be shot where the bride is getting ready, however, this is not the case as things do run late and you need to leave the bride and go to the church or the hotel where the ceremony is going to take place.
Quite often, you might get a few minutes to shoot the bridal photos (if you are lucky!). These portraits ...Simple Bridal Portraits
In this episode, Mark answers one of his most popular questions – how do I get a white background? Mark will demonstrate how to get that crisp, shadowless background with Speedlights, as well as with only one light.
The key to this technique is understanding the Inverse Squre Law and where to position both the light and your subject.
Gear used in this video
A guest blog for PixSylated by Peter Read Miller, Canon Explorer of Light
Last summer, while on assignment for Sports Illustrated at the London Olympics, I was one of the lucky handful of photographers who were given a pre-production version of Canon’s EF 200-400mm f4L IS USM Lens with Internal 1.4x Extender to shoot during the games.
I used the lens almost every day and had photos published in both the print and online versions of Sports Illustrated —as well as in SI’s super cool “Live from London” ...Guest Blog—Peter Read Miller: Hands-On With the Canon 200-400mm at the London Olympics
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.
You’ve run through this fire drill a million times over: first, you grab the family cat, then your family photos.
Sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way. While many are grateful to survive a natural disaster, they’re still left devastated from the loss of everything they own.
The worst of it might just be the loss of irreplacable family photos.
Operation Photo Rescue is a league of photographers and graphic designers who set out to help survivors get their treasured memories back.
OPR’s first mission ...How to Use Photography to Help in Natural Disasters — Operation Photo Rescue
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
I don’t know about you but I always love to watch behind the scenes videos. In this video we get to see what was going on behind the scenes at this Vogue Australia cover shoot featuring model Candice Swanepoel. Go ahead and watch the video and then we can sort of try and break down some of what is going on to increase the learning potential.The Breakdown
The shot below gives us a pretty good look at one of the lighting setups used in the shoot. It appears that they were using flags to block what ...Behind the Scenes of the latest Vogue Australia Cover Shoot
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May 1, 2013 — Marion, IA
Since 1917, Porter’s Camera stores have been serving photographers across the country, including fine folks just like you. It has been my personal pleasure to help write this last chapter with you. We’ve come to a crossroads where the evolution of how consumers find their consumables doesn’t neccessarily match our tried-and-true business model. For decades, our customers fondly flipped through the folds of our oversized mail ...Porter’s Camera Web Store Liquidation Sale!
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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
The photographic capabilities of the iPhone are unparalleled. With a variety of apps available to tweak photos and add filters, the ability to capture amazing shots in now literally in the hands of each and every iPhone user. Our mobiles travel everywhere we do, presenting us with the chance to take incredible photos whenever the opportunity arrives.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the right shot. Of course, a little information goes a long way, and there are a number of approaches we can take to improve ...
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
In one of my recent articles I talked about the beginning of the digital age and the consequences it brought to our understanding of photography. With all its greatness, with all the speed and quality and versatility, it became irreplaceable in our everyday lives and businesses. Along with that, however, digital photography also brought up a few problems, likely the biggest of which was the growing interest in new technologies rather than photography itself. This problem seemed to push the very goal ...Mamiya RZ67 Pro Review