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
This world has so many sensational locations to take landscape photos but sometimes it is difficult to find them. Do you know exactly where to take photos in Japan? for example. Submit and share photos of sensational landscape photos that you think other photographers must to visit.
AP is looking for a photograph taken by an AP reader to feature on the cover of this year’s Christmas Special. We want a picture that typifies the season, so it could be a snowy landscape, the northern lights, winter wildlife – in fact, anything that you think best illustrates the festive season. It could be an image that you already have on file or maybe you want to spend time thinking about an idea and then go out to shoot it. Try to avoid ...Amateur Photographer Christmas Cover Competition
In this special edition, the competition has been divided into two clearly differentiated sections: on the one hand Mountain & Adventure; and on the other hand Nature, so the thematic diversity, which increases its presence in each edition, could make that all photos might not compete on equal terms.
We are inviting photographers from around the world for submissions to take part in our first book. We aim to create a collection of work from photographers representing beauty and issues facing communities, places, nature and cultures.
Categories and Prizes:
The winners will be announced in March 2015.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions ...The 2014 Activist Awards
Send us photos of you and your friends having fun at the beach, in the woods, on a mountain or any natural environment you enjoy! Your friends could be from school or college, your family, favourite toy or pets.
HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO CONTEST
Take a look at Photocompete Facebook page. You will find more photography contests and competitions there! Join Photocompete on Twitter.Oasis Competition of Nature Photography 2014
Theme: "Seeing The Land" - Landscape Photography The work can interpret the various conditions of the land of our earth, its beauty, mans impact on it, a mythological view, spiritual feeling or the disruption to it by nature. The work can express any aspect of the land from beauty to science to fiction as a representational or non-representational image.
Just posted in DAP is a new study of the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II and 85mm f/1.8, with the Nikon 85mm f/1.4G thrown in for good measure. Additional study of the 85mm f/1.2L II is presented, which I think will be of keen interest to anyone considering one or the other lens.
I've just launched a new site on cycling, WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, concentrating primarily on road cycling. I intend to apply the same rigor there as I have to this site and MacPerformanceGuide.com.
I won't generally be cross-posting here from WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, so please follow that site's RSS feed or sign up for alerts on the alerts list.
I expect to have a review sample of the Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS by about February 15th, and I'll be shooting it on my Death Valley photo tour. The Nikon ZF.2 version will not appear until late March or early April.
Naturally, I'll be comparing the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon.
My Zeiss Guide already has some bokeh examples for the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon, and see my September blog entries.
See also my handy list of Zeiss lenses for Canon ...Update on Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS
Reader Tim R writes:
As you may remember I wrote to you about 2 weeks ago commenting on a problem that I was having with a Zeiss 2/35 ZE lens. The issue was with a communication failure between camera (5D mk2) and the lens. The lens was purchased about a year ago and used extensively. I contacted Zeiss about the problem and was advised to send the lens to Zeiss for inspection and repair. Today I received a NEW replacement 2/35. I think that it is important for your readers to appreciate ...Reader appreciates Zeiss USA service and 2 year warranty
Just posted in my 34-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax SMC 67 45mm f/4, which can be used with a lens adapter on the 645D.
Just posted in my 34-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax-A 55mm f/2.8, the older manual focus and metal body version of the 55/2.8.
Just posted in my 32-page review of the Pentax 645D in DAP is a test of the Pentax 645D with the Pentax FA 400mm f/5.6 ED IF.
I’ve just launched a new site on cycling, WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, concentrating primarily on road cycling. I intend to apply the same rigor there as I have to this site and MacPerformanceGuide.com.
I won’t generally be cross-posting here from WindInMyFace.diglloyd.com, so please follow that site’s RSS feed or sign up for alerts on the alerts list.
I expect to have a review sample of the Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS by about February 15th, and I'll be shooting it on my Death Valley photo tour. The Nikon ZF.2 version will not appear until late March or early April.
Naturally, I'll be comparing the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon to the Canon 35mm f/1.4L and Zeiss 35mm f/2 Distagon.
My Zeiss Guide already has some bokeh examples for the Zeiss 35/1.4 Distagon, and see my September blog entries.
See also my handy list of Zeiss lenses for Canon ...Update on Zeiss ZE 35mm f/1.4 Distagon for Canon EOS
Reader Murray O reports:
The other day I was reading an entry of yours about Canon and Nikon QC and its message came to life when I picked up a brand new Nikkor 24/1.4. When I mounted the lens on my D700, the viewfinder was inexplicably dim, and the camera could not focus or do anything else for that matter. When I unmounted the lens and heard a metallic clanging, I peered inside (forgive the poor focus on my point-and-shoot).
This is what leaves the Nikon factory these days, inspected and approved ...Failed aperture blades on new Nikon lens
You may have noticed that this blog hasn't been getting very much love lately, but it's not because we have fallen out of love with photography (that's for sure!) We're phasing out our Typepad usage in order to move all of our new content into Popphoto.com proper. You'll probably still see some links to this blog here and there, but for now, you should check out the Popphoto.com homepage for the newest content, news and all other photography-related awesomeness.
Thanks for reading!
The PopPhoto.com ...PopPhoto Flash is Moving!
Federal Courthouse Photography Settlement
Above is the full text of the settlement.
The US Department of Homeland Security reached a settlement with photographer/videographer Antonio Musumeci, who, with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, filed a claim when he was arrested six months ago for documenting a political protest outside of a federal courthouse in Manhattan.
The ACLU claimed that Musumeci was arrested based on a vague and inconsistently enforced regulation. They cited that federal courthouses in other cities like Washington DC and Philadelphia allow photography on their grounds, and that regulation must be unanimously enforced nation-wide. They also claimed that for a public building to ban photography, signs must be posted clearly and visibly throughout the area....Homeland Security Settles Photographer’s Rights Case, Issues New Guidelines to Police
Almost a year ago today, we made a post about a company that was selling wacky inflatable photobooths that were designed by two professional photographers for use at weddings, parties, ect—what could possibly top that? How about an inflatable photo studio. That’s right, an entire studio made of high-grade plastic that inflates to size in 2-3 minutes.
Brian Hedenberg, a commercial fashion photographer from New York City, was fed up with the hassle of trying to book studio space and decided to come up with an alternative to constructing his own studio—hence the I.P.S. (Inflatable Photo Studio) was born....The Highly Affordable, Seemingly Dangerous, Inflatable Photo Studio
Nikon launched a new version of its free photo-sharing/storage Web site, MyPicturetown.com, that includes improved sharing and usability features as well as a new PhotoMovie feature.
Members who have a free account on MyPicturetown.com now have the option to create an audio-slideshow featuring their images using Nikon’s PhotoMovie feature(if you want to create more than one audio-slideshow you must pay the premium for a Gold Account). The new feature let’s user set photos to music for a unique and personalized multimedia experience. Users can also include text and various special effects in their slideshows. Once completed, slideshows can easily be shared via email or social network sites like Facebook....Nikon Launches Revamped Version of its Photo Sharring Site MyPicturetown.com
If there's currently a Samsung NX10 residing in your camera bag, you might want to bust it out and bestow upon it the new firmware that Samsung has just released. The big draw for firmware version 1.20 is that the NX10 will now be compatible with Samsung's i-Function system, which lets you control crucial camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, etc) right from the camera's lens. i-Function was first debuted with the NX100 interchangeable lens compact, which we got some extensive hands-on time with at Photokina.
The NX10 will now work with the new 20-50mm zoom and 20mm prime pancake lenses, which make use of the new Lens Distortion Compensation system. Finally, the new firmware also makes the NX10 compatible with the GPS tracker, which adds geotags to images, complete with city names.
If you want to make the upgrade, you can download it at the Samsung site. Then you can take a moment to thank Samsung for being so awesome and bringing their cool new tech to slightly older models. That's the way it should be.
This is just too cool—Benjamin Lotan, an entrepreneurial Facebooker and a graduate student, started a Web site called PrintingFacebook.com. For $20, Benjamin will print a 20”x40” high-resolution image on quality photo paper featuring every single one of your Facebook friends’ profile pictures.
The size of each friend’s picture depends on the number of friends you have, but Benjamin’s Website claims that whether you have 200 or 2,200 friends, your poster will look great....Website Offers Giant Custom Poster Featuring All Your Facebook Friends
Top:The final product, a green-leather-wrapped, homemade screw-mount reflex camera. Bottom: Denis MO in his workshop fine-tuning the "DM flex."
For past 25 years, the French speaking Denis MO toyed with the idea of building his very own 24x36mm reflex camera, completely from scratch, using nothing but his home workshop. Finally at the age of 42, he felt like he had the technical skills and know-how to make his idea a reality....One Man Builds a Reflex Camera Completely From Scratch, Posts Each Step Along the Way
What do you get when you combine high-speed macro photography, tiny drops of paint and one stereo speaker with a membrane stretched over it? You get Canon’s groundbreaking new Pixma Colour Printers Ad campaign.
Shot by biochemist and photographer Linden Gledhill, these beautiful stills and video clips were shot at 5,400 frames a second with a Canon 5D Mark II and an EF 100mm Macro IS USM lens....Canon launches Ad Campaign for Pixma Printers Featuring 'Paint Sound Sculptures'
The Portraits of Love Project—a joint effort put on by the PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association and Soldiers’ Angels, a non-profit group—has put out a call for photographers nationwide who are willing to volunteer their time to shoot family-portraits for deployed military personnel. The portraits will be delivered in time for the holidays to those in active duty. PMDA’s goal is to deliver at least 10,000 portraits....Calling All Studio Photographers, Volunteer for the Portraits of Love Project
For all you Leica enthusiasts out there with large disposable incomes, Leica just announced another super-limited edition M9. Unlike the Leica M9 Titanium that was announced at Photokina a few weeks back—you know, the one that had only 500 units available—the all-new Leica Neiman Marcus Edition M9 will only have a mere 50 units available.
Manufactured and available exclusively through the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, this brown-ostrich-leather-wrapped M9 will run you a cool $17,500. Included with the camera is a chrome-finished Summicron-M 35mm f/2 ASPH lens and a copy of Adobe Lightroom 3. As an added bonus, every camera comes hand delivered by a Leica professional that will offer a training/orientation session....Leica Announces $17,500 Limited Edition M9 Neiman Marcus Edition
My ideal is to achieve the ability to produce numberless prints from each negative,
prints all significantly alive, yet indistinguishably alike,
and to be able to circulate them at a price not higher than that of a popular magazine, or even a daily paper.
To gain that ability there has been no choice but to follow the road I have chosen.
Alfred Stieglitz1 - Introduction
Readers of the Luminous Landscape Forum (http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49968.0 and http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=49443.0) will recall that a question was raised about whether prints from the new Epson 4900 show colour inconstancy (CI), (often wrongly called “metamerism”). CI essentially means that the appearance of a unique hue changes according to differences of the various sources of illumination in which it may be viewed. A famous ...Epson 4900 Printer Review Addendum (Feb 2011)
Regular readers will have noticed that since late December '10 I have been living and working in Mexico, and shooting exclusively with the Panasonic GH2. When I came down to San Miguel in mid-December I knew that I was limited in the kind of equipment that I could bring with me. I intended to shoot documentary stills as well as video, and knew that I would be doing a lot of walking and hiking. This ...Panasonic GH2 Revisited
The weather in California last December was awful. Record rainfall, high winds and all the assorted consequences such as flooding and mud slides. For some reason, the sameness of the weather day in and day out seemed to exacerbate what I call a "photographic funk".
I believe that most photographers periodically experience a lack of creativity. A time when one is either bored ...Does Equipment Affect Creativity
I visited this location several times prior to creating this image. However, each time the light was flat, the sky cloudless and I did not feel inspired to create a photograph.
This particular time things were vastly different. A sandstorm was blowing through the valley and storm clouds were moving rapidly in the sky. I was immediately stunned by the quality of the light: the sand suspended in the air created a soft golden ...#9
I regularly visit the same places over and over again. I do so because I do not tire of visiting these places and because I continue to find new inspiration in these locations.
This approach works for me because these places hold special meaning for me. These are places that I continue to see in a new light each time I visit. These are places that are both complex and challenging to capture in photographs, and each ...#10
A frequently asked question I get is whether or not my images are the result of planning, and if so, how I go about it. The answer is that my photographs are a mixture of planned and found shots – but very often the found images come out of a planned excursion. In this article, I'll share some of the planning techniques and tools that I use to increase my chances of success.Previsualization and Revisiting
There are two ways I go about deciding where to go on a photography trip. This applies both ...Planning Your Photography Trips
PhaseOne IQ Backs
PhaseOne announced their next generation of digital backs, the IQ series , about a week ago.
I had the chance to test a pre-production sample of the IQ 180 back last Thursday. Kevin Raber, Vice President of PhaseOne was kind enough to fly to California with an IQ 180 to spend one day with me putting the back through its paces. Everything that follows is based on my experience during this day of ...Phase One IQ180 – First Impressions
The new Phase One IQ series of backs was announced on January 24, and on January 25 Phase One's VP Kevin Raber and I were interviewed about it live on SMIBS TV. Then on January 27 I published an interview with Leaf's Yair Shahar and Kevin about both company's 80 Megapixel offerings. Following this, on January 31, I published my review of the Leaf Aptus II 12.
A lot of coverage, I know, and some would guess at an ulterior motive. They'd be wrong. It's just that both Leaf and Phase One know how to ...Phase One IQ180 – First Field Report
Jaber Al Azmeh, Wounds
By Christine Bednarz
Damascus-born photographer Jaber Al Azmeh began his latest series during the crucial early stages of the revolutionary movement in Syria. The artist asked those in his social circle to reenact their experiences demonstrating, until clashes between activists and the regime forced him to flee to Doha, Qatar. While in exile, he completed this project of striking red and black photographs, even appearing himself as the subject of a few of the images. MutualArt ...Jaber Al Azmeh: Picturing the Syrian Revolution
Dr. Edwin Land, photo by Co Rentmeester for Life magazine
1972: This cover of Life magazine depicting a Polaroid SX-70 camera, illustrated the feature story Dr. Land’s latest bit of magic about the inventor Dr. Edwin Land and his new instant camera and film.
1986: Eugene Omar Goldbeck, photographer and inventor, San Antonio, Texas
2009: Roy DeCarava, photographer, New York
Candida Höfer, Musée du Louvre, Paris XXI, 2005
Arthur de Ganay is a photography collector of large-format images that investigate the thematics of landscape and architecture. The collection resides on the 3rd floor of an old jam factory in Berlin. Most of the presented artists are from the so-called Düsseldorfer Photoschule that was found by Bernd and Hilla Becher, featuring Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer next to others. The collecton can be viewed only on specific dates. During the ...Visit the Collection of Arthur de Ganay in Berlin
Edward S. Curtis, Qahatika Girl, 1908 from the series The North American Indian.
Headlining Swann Galleries’ fall auction of Fine Photographs & Photobooks is Edward S. Curtis’s opus The North American Indian, a documentation of the customs, manners and rituals of more than 80 Native American tribes west of the Mississippi. The photobook consists of 20 folios on Japan tissue featuring 722 large-format photogravures, and 20 text volumes with more than 1500 small-format photogravures on vellum. Ink numbered ...Swann Galleries to auction complete Set of Edward S. Curtis’s the North American Indian
What is Art? “Art, in its broadest sense, means any activity that is founded on knowledge, practice, perception, imagination and intuition. In a more strict sense, Art can be regarded as the outcome of targeted human activities undertaken without a functional purpose” says the web encyclopaedia, Wikipedia. On the other hand, Art represents skill in a particular subject area, such as photography, but also the creation of a work of art through a craft patiently learned over time. The artefact. If it ...Political and commercial Art
Herb Ritts, Tatjana, Veiled Head, Joshua Tree, 1988 Platinum print Image: 48.3 x 36.8 cm (19 x 14 1/2 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles © Herb Ritts Foundation
Herb Ritts is much to market-oriented, to be a real artist. He has produced goods for fashion magazines and tried the subject body images, that sometimes recalls Edward Weston. The art has a characteristic rationality to them, which has made him a celebrated photographer of the rich and beautiful and a creator of fashion sense. Ritt’s ...Herb Ritts: L.A. Style
Herb Ritts, Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu, 1993 Gelatin silver print Image: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Gift of Herb Ritts Foundation © Herb Ritts Foundation
Actually, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, presents an exhibition with photographs by Herb Ritts and a catalogue which celebrates him. Herb Ritts produced portraits and editorial fashion for magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone. He also created advertising campaigns for Calvin ...Herb Ritts has never been an Artist
Pictures taken by photographers for themselves are often more exciting than those they are commissioned to do. theprintspace, London will be a home to DayFour Magazine’s exhibition, “Modern Love”, showcasing non-commissioned work from all around the world.
DayFour is a magazine of personal work, mainly by photographers. Like any magazine, it has a variety of contributors, runs collections of (visual) articles, and is printed and published once a year, with each issue built around a different theme. ...Modern Love – Exhibition at theprintspace Gallery, London
According to artprice.com the prices of artworks by Thomas Ruff have gone up by five times during the last 14 years. They reached a peak in 2008 and dropped until now. The number of artworks sold per year at auctions has dropped dramatically during the last five years. 40 percent of the artworks have been sold in the United States, 26 percent in Great Britain and 17 percent in Germany. Collectors in Europe and the United States are interested in artworks by Thomas Ruff, he is not fascinating for ...Prices for Photographs by Thomas Ruff are decreasing
We can be heroes, just for one hour...
Think "GoPro" and images of images of exuberant bikers, 'boarders, insane wingsuit fliers and speeding race cars tend to spring to mind. The company's promotional video for the HD Hero3 Black edition - shown below to showcase what this miniature yet tough and waterproof HD "camcorder" can do in the right hands - was enough to permanently instill those images to the brain.
But that's not all: the HD Hero3 is being used for all sorts of TV and movie production ...GoPro HD Hero3 Black edition
Finally a ?travel zoom' worth the fare?
A good zoom on a travel camera is a great idea, youll get closer to the action, and with cameras like this Exilim, you'll still be able to fit it in your pocket. And, although the original asking price was a hellish ?299, we found the Exilim EX-ZR100 online for a much more competitive ?179 at the time of writing.
So is this portable little shooter worth an investment, or is it something you should avoid at all costs?Generous zoom
While the race for more ...Casio Exilim EX-ZR100
Let's just get right to it and say that Sunset Overdrive is bonkers - and not always in a good way. It is among the best looking games on the new-generation consoles and pulls off the tricky feat of both borrowing from older games, yet feeling fresh and...Sunset Overdrive review: Frat boy fun
If you're looking for a pair of over-ear headphones to wear at home, but don't want to break the bank, and aren't interested in bass-boosted unnatural listening, then the Audio-Technica M50x are a definite contender. Whether or not the Japanese manufacturer...Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones review: Exemplary over-ear audio
LG has been consistently improving its flagship smartphones over the last few years with its popular G2 and G3 handsets. So it's fair to say there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the LG G4. But at this stage very little has leaked out about...LG G4: What we want and what to expect
Online gadget retailer I Want One of Those is selling a screen protector for iPhone that can also be used to view glasses-free stereoscopic 3D. No, really. The EyeFly 3D screen protector sticks to the front of an iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C or fifth generation...Want to change your iPhone into a glasses-free 3D device? Now you can
Samsung has finally taken heed of the requests of its users and created a full-metal unibody smartphone in two models, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5. The Galaxy A5 and A3 are not only metal but are also slim at 6.7mm and 6.9mm respectively. Aimed at social...Samsung announces slim, full metal Galaxy A3 and A5 smartphones, at last
J.K. Imaging, a licensee of the Kodak PixPro camera brand, is finally shipping the SP360 360-degree digital action camera that it unveiled earlier this year. Pocket-lint had hands-on time with a concept version of the camera in March 2014, and at that...Kodak PixPro SP360 action cam lets you shoot 360-degree views, now available
If you liked the pairing of Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street, than you'll love what's likely going down in Sony's upcoming Steve Jobs movie. Both Variety and The Wrap have reported that Seth Rogen is being...Seth Rogen might play Woz alongside Christian Bale in Steve Jobs movie
If you think paying $600 for a smartphone is too much, wait until you check out these premium handsets. Let's be real: regular 'ole smartphones from Apple and Samsung aren't cheap, but they look like pocket change when compared to the expensive hardware...Best premium luxury smartphones - with price tags that'll make your jaw drop
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?
Panasonic HC-X1000 Camcorder with Amazing 50p/60p 4K at 150Mbps from Nick Driftwood on Vimeo.
Nissin i40 Flash for FourThirds and Sony (Photographyblog).
Patent of the Panasonic 12-35mm lens at Egami.
Olympus Remote Control App Continues to Improve (TheDigitalStory).
Olympus E-M1 and 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 SWD Lens Combination—One Great Match! (Thewanderinglensman).
Full E-PL7 unboxing pics and review at Chiphell.
Metz 64 AF-1 Digital Flash Review (ePhotozine).
Tamron 14-150mm f/3.5-5.8 Di III Sample ...
The Panasonic LX100 is now in Stock at BHphoto (Click here). You also get the Sandisk 64GB SD card for free!
And as posted previously do not forget to check out the immensly long PhotoPlus special deal list at BHphoto (Click here).
SharePanasonic LX100 in Stock at BHphoto (and you get a free SD card too).
There is an immense list of discounted stuff you can see at BHphoto (Click here). This includes many lenses and cameras. Check it out!
ShareBHphoto PhotoPus specials on a massive amount of stuff!
A trusted source told me that Olympus has no plan to launch another XZ camera. Just like Panasonic (with the LX100) Olympus will focus on large sensor fixed lens compact. Previous rumors I got suggested Olympus is working on a sort of digital Olympus Trip 35 camera (here on eBay).
The source didn’t unveil any details about such a future large-sensor compact camera. But Olympus better be hurry because that kind of market-segment is getting saturated soon…
For sources: Sources can send me anonymous ...
DPreview (Click here) added the LX100 shooter experience report:
The LX100 let me shoot at ISO 12,800 and come away with results that impressed me. I’m not suggesting the LX100’s images are as good as those of a Nikon D810, or even the best APS-C camera: it uses a sensor area half that size. The corners can be a bit soft at some focal lengths and there doesn’t seem to be quite as much processing latitude (Raw dynamic range) as the latest sensors from Sony, but the LX100 has let me achieve more ...LX100 shooting report at Dpreview and review at Digitalversus.
BHphoto sent me that image promoting a special “hidden” deal on Sigma and Lensbaby stuff. To get the rebate you have to follow those steps:
1) Click on the links below:
Up to $350 off on Sigma Lenses and Flashes (Click here).
Up to $150 off on Lensbaby (Click here).
Bot links link to ALL lenses also non Panasonic/Olympus mount lenses. So pelase scroll to find what your are looking for!
2) Use promo code “BHPPE14″ in cart to see the rebate!
You should see the savings by then! And the same “trick” ...Special BHphoto rebates on Sigma and Lensbaby stuff!
This is one of the few image samples taken with the great new 10,5mm f/0.95 Voigtlander Nokton lens (listed here at BH). That brezel-shot is very useful to check the bokek quality. Looks very good to me or not? Damn, I am hungry now for both the Nokton and the Brezel:)
A few more image samples can be seen at Voigtlander Facebook page.
These are the other three Nokton f/0.95 lenses:
Nokton 25mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 17.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Nokton 42.5mm f/0.95 (here one Bay).
Share ...First “Brezel shot” with the amazing Nokton 10,5mm lens :)
Image courtesy: Mobile01.
Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens preorders at Amazon, Adorama, Bhphoto, GetOlympus. In Europe at Wex UK, Technikdirekt and Amazon. In Asia at Digitalrev.
Mobile01 posted the full Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens review. You can find plenty of image samples you can download to review for yourself. Here are the reviewers conclusions:
1) Image quality is very high straight from maximum aperture (bets sharpness at f/4.0). 40mm shaprness test image here. 150mm sharpness test image ...Full Olympus 40-150mm PRO lens review at Mobile01.
Advantages of the LUMIX G AF System | Advanced Contrast AF System with DFD Technology
Panasonic GM5 review at Clubsnap.
E-PL7 review at ePhotozine.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (NeoCamera).
Great Olympus pictures on Instagram.
Image list of Olympus camera+lens physical issues at Omuser.
E-PL7 am Sportplatz – und ein neues, altes Video (Pen And Tell).
Jan: “I just finished my review of four Micro Four Thirds standard zoom lenses. You can read the review in my blog (http://www.janundseinekamera.de/micro-four-thirds-standard-zoom-lens-review/) ...A bit of everything…
Lightroom and Photoshop plug-ins are huge these days. Just about every person I run in to uses at least one (if not several). Well, one of my favorites from onOne Software, just got even better. Today they announced their Perfect Photo Suite 9 is available for download. They announced the new version last month at Photoshop World in Vegas, but it’s actually shipping (or downloading) today
So what’s new? I’ll run down the list of my favorite features:
• They’ve really overhauled their Browse module. ...
Last week Adobe released a plug-in for Lightroom 5.6 (obviously Mac only) that let’s you migrate your Aperture (and iPhoto) libraries over to Lightroom. Probably one of the big questions is what exactly does it import. Well, here’s the list:
• Star Ratings
• GPS Data
• Hidden Files
• Color Labels*
• Face Tags*
*Color Labels, Stacks, and Face Tags will be imported as Lightroom keywords.
Another big question is what happens to the adjustments made to your photos ...Adobe Releases the Aperture Importer
Hey everyone! I’m just getting back from my Lightroom seminar in Colorado Springs yesterday. So first off, a big thanks to everyone that came out. I’m continually fortunate to have awesome crowds at every city, and yesterday was no exception. Really engaged, and just a really great group of people.
Next… if you’re an Aperture user looking to make the switch to Lightroom then you’ll be happy to know I’ve got a brand new class up on KelbyOne.com. It’s called “Making the Switch from Aperture to Lightroom”. ...Making the Move from Aperture to Lightroom
Last week I got the chance to teach some Lightroom classes at Adobe Max and I figured I’d give you a quick report on some new stuff that Adobe announced for Lightroom Mobile and the web.
First off, a HUGE thanks to anyone that came out to Adobe Max last week in Los Angeles. The Max conference has a very creative/designer feel to it, and it’s a ton of fun. But it was great to see Lightroom making more of an impact. For example, my Lightroom for New Users class was packed. I think no matter what you ...Some Cool Updates to Lightroom Mobile and the Web
It’s that time of year again. I taught a Lightroom seminar in Michigan last week, and as I drove around I saw people raking leaves (yuck!), and the trees starting to change color (cool!). So I figured it was time to release my Fall Color Presets again for Lightroom 5.
TIP: If you’re looking for some Fall Photography tips, I posted some last week over on my personal landscape photography blog at www.mattk.com.
These presets were created when I first started processing a lot of my fall photos years ...Lightroom 5 Presets: Fall/Autumn Color Boost
Hey everyone and Happy Friday! My friends over at Mpix.com have an incredible 20% off (site wide) deal this weekend (see bottom of post for more details) and I thought I’d pass along a cool printing tip that goes along with Lightroom if you’re printing from a Photo Lab. See, the Print module in Lightroom is by far one of the easiest places to lay out a print. The layers, and masks, etc… that you’d need in Photoshop would take much longer than doing it in Lightroom. In Lightroom it’s basically drag-and-drop. ...TIP: Saving Prints and an Awesome Printing Deal for This Weekend
Hey everyone. I’m a little late on this one, as it happened last week. I had a post ready to go, but then forgot to turn it live (ooops!) Anyway, I know from my Lightroom seminars that a lot of people use Photoshop Elements along with Lightroom. Well, following the last few years trends in late September, Adobe has released a new version of Elements. Now they’re up to Elements 13 (Wow! I started when it was Elements 2).
Here’s a link to Adobe’s website for more info.
And don’t forget to stop by ...NEWS: Photoshop Elements 13 Is Released!
Hey there! I just got back from teaching my Lightroom seminar in Livonia, Michigan yesterday, and had an awesome crowd of about 300 photographers. A big thanks if you came out to the seminar, and it was great to meet so many of you and get such a warm welcome.
Next month (well, next week actually) I’m off to teach some more Lightroom at Adobe Max in LA. I’ve got two classes there and you can find out more about them right here.
Later in the month I’ll be in Colorado Springs on October 22nd and then ...Thanks Michigan! Next Stop – Adobe Max and Colorado Springs
A while back I wrote a post on some features I’d love to see, but I really didn’t think would make it in to Lightroom. Well, one of those features was the ability to show me my focus points. At times, I’ll shoot the same photo but focus in different areas. As a landscape photographer, sometimes I’ll merge a few photos together (focus stacking) to get an ultra sharp photo. Other times, I just use one photo, but knowing where I focussed can help me in the future.
Well, a few blog readers pointed out ...PLUG-IN: Show Focus Point Lightroom Plug-In
Okay, my fall 2014 schedule is locked in for my Lightroom seminar tour and I figured I’d announce the dates and give away a free ticket to each city. If you’ve never attended the seminar before, it’s basically a 1-day Lightroom crash course. Here’s a quote from one of the attendees from last year:
“Matt is absolutely the best instructor in the world, and his Lightroom seminar is the most amazing seminar you’ll ever attend”
– Matt’s Mom (true story, she attended my Ft. Lauderdale seminar last year) ...
Force yourself to see beyond the assignment. I did this shot before a college football game. It isn’t the game but it was something cool I saw and it motivated me.
Now there is a peculiar topic but humor me. Boredom and dissatisfaction are amazingly valuable to a photographer. First, they point to a very important need in your life; the need to change. Second, if you allow them to motivate you rather than depress you they become prime movers in the next step in your career.
Back in the old days ...The Value of Boredom and Dissatisfaction
Cosby’s Angels! I also considered the name, Beauties and the Beast. From left: Tessa Lighty, Anne Halliwell, Rachael Le Goubin and Melanie Nesteruk.
One day, Jesus looked at his disciples and said, “freely you have received, now freely give…” I think about that statement when I write a blog post or have the opportunity to speak to groups in person. It was a special opportunity for me to do some “giving back” as a coach at the Picture Kentucky 2014 photo workshop held this year in Maysville, KY. ...Picture Kentucky 2014
A local high school football practice assignment turns into a moment that gives voice to the old football phrase, “three yards and a cloud of dust.” Looking for moments beyond the assignment enhances the visual quality for the reader/viewer.
Lately I have been giving some extra thought to building an audience. Obviously, newspaper circulation numbers are falling and newspapers are transitioning to more and more web content. Ultimately, printed newspapers will cease to exist and news websites will ...Save The Baby – Toss The Bath Water
Crew members on LST 325 prepare to make port at Ingalls Harbor in Decatur, Alabama. Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily
As a new high school graduate with no idea what to pursue in college, my mom suggested I try accounting. I took a class in high school and did well but I knew that math and I don’t actually speak the same language and my complete failure in college algebra proved the obvious. The only math I ever liked was geometry. I still like geometry. It is a math that makes sense to me and try ...Geometry, History and Photography
I am a very competitive man and I hate to lose and I hate to fail. I try to keep that beast in the cage because it can be pretty ugly when it gets out and prowls around but the plain fact is I truly hate losing. I begin every assignment with the idea that no one will beat me on this job and it doesn’t matter who else is shooting it. Obviously, I don’t always win and I do fail. In fact, failure is inevitable and learning to deal with failure is very important. If you fail and don’t try anymore ...Pressing Through Failure
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily Worshippers join together for a sunrise service at the No Fences Cowboy Church Easter Sunday morning in Falkville. Cowboys on horseback greet the sunrise and arriving worshippers. This is a case of f8 and be there but it is also a case of seeing something and getting into position to capture it. This is a good example of the old fashioned zoom lens – your feet. Use them to put yourself in a good position.
I was reading a Facebook post the other day from a friend and it ...The Secret To Success
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily Desmond Love, Blake Whitt and Johnathan Fletcher celebrate Fletcher’s dramatic, last second shot to win the Northwest Regional final against Vincent High send Tanner to the state final four.
Basketball season for Alabama high schools is winding down. That alone is reason for celebration but it is tournament time and that is reason for double celebration. Regular season basketball can become tedious because we cover so many games. The pictures get a bit repetitive. ...Season Of The Bouncing Ball
Gary Cosby Jr./Decatur Daily A referee tries to explain to Austin coach Jake Miles why his player was called for a foul while dunking the ball during the first half of the boys game between cross town rivals Austin High and Decatur High at Calhoun Community College Friday night.
Being a good photographer has relatively little to do with the camera in your hand or the lens mounted to said camera. Being a good photographer comes down to finding moments and capturing them with whatever camera is in ...On Finding Photos
Homes in the McCulley Mill Rd. area are completely destroyed following a strike from an EF5 tornado that cut a path through Lawrence, Morgan and Limestone Counties. Kevin Harrison and his wife Sarabeth hold their children, Mason and Sophie as they emerge from a safe room, the only thing that survived of their house.
Today, assuming you are reading this on February 14, marks two decades for me at The Decatur Daily. Wow! That was never my plan. I grew up in north Alabama and, when I moved to Virginia ...Two Decades In Decatur
This is the twentieth, and final, post of the Twenty Moments News series for 2013.
Walter Jackson Elementary students and teachers compete in a pumpkin seed spitting competition Thursday. Syterius Nickerson puts major league effort into her attempt.
You are already smiling! I like that. What a great way to start off the new year. School assignments are not always this entertaining. In fact, far too many involve children looking at computer screens. This assignment was for a fall festival at one ...Twenty Moments – News – Spittin’ Seeds
Chris McKechnie, a cinematographer and editor from Long Beach, California, was recently hired to produce a video for Make-A-Wish America. In it, he documents Chris Gabriel Lavan-Ying: a nine-year-old boy suffering with Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome who wished to become a national park ranger. Yosemite National Park partnered up with Make-A-Wish to help fulfill Gabriel’s wish back in June. This is the completed film that Chris created, and below he discussed with me the technical process of how he created ...Filmmaker Chris McKechnie Explains How He Created an Emotional Video for Make a Wish America
When I first met Anna Rowley while filming Peter Hurley's Illuminating the Face tutorial, it was obviously clear that she had discovered the psychological power behind Peter's headshot directing skills. That day she shared with me her belief that there might be a direct correlation between how a person reacts in front of an intimating camera and how they perform in their workplace. Everything she told me was extremely interesting, so I was pleasantly surprised when Peter texted me this TEDx talk ...Peter Hurley on TEDx: How the Camera Reveals Your Personal Baggage
At the end of any speaking engagement I'm involved in, I usually offer a bit of advice which includes "Don't go into debt over this". If you're just starting out, trying to make a go at a career in photography, you need to focus on learning the craft, mastering your equipment, and trying to build your business to a point where you have a steady and somewhat consistent income. The business of photography is a constant ebb & flow, and if you don't have the intestinal fortitude to endure lean times, ...PhaseOne/Mamiya 0% Financing Promo: Considerations When Financing Gear
It's that time of year! No, not Halloween...It's Photography Trade Show & Convention Season! There are many expo's though out the year, but the two biggest would have to be Emerald Expo's Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) in Feb/March, and PhotoPlus Expo (PPE) in October. The latter starting today! So for those of you returning for another round at the convention center, and especially the first-time attendees, I've put together a short list of tips to make the most of your time ...Five Tips To Make The Most Out Of PhotoPlus Expo
The guys at VSCO - Visual Supply Company - are at it again. Today they released Pack 6 of their wildly succesful Lightroom/ACR/Photoshop-based film emulation presets. They've dubed the set the alternative process collection, which includes films that have been pushed, pulled, and cross-processed stocks.VSCO Pack 6 Announced, Now Available
Our gear is a major investment, and what we use to carry and protect it – our bags and cases – say a lot about us as photographers. I have collected quite a few bags over the years, but I find myself returning to the same one when getting ready for a shoot. My mainstay organizes all of my usual suspects, from my camera to my lenses and memory cards, in just the right way. My equipment, including my bag, has joined me on all of my exploits. My bag of choice isn’t just protection and security for my ...How Would You Describe Your Relationship with Your Bag?
Up next on the TogTools series featuring your very own Fstoppers writers and contributors hosts Jess and Stephen talk with award winning photographer David Bickley. If you are not familiar with the series or David's work be sure to tune in and gain some great knowledge as he talks through starting up, pricing and how some key mistakes taught him valuable lessons in the industry.Segmented Pricing to Negotiate with Clients: TogTools Podcast with Fstoppers David Bickley
In the years I've been in this industry, one of the more pervasive problems I have seen talented people deal with is personal fear: Fear of failure, fear of uncertainty, even fear of success. I think a misconception is that successful people do not experience these fears. They certainly do, but they have learned to overcome them, harness them, and succeed in spite of them.Managing Fear: A Short Film on Conquering Your Demons
The most common request I get via email and social media is "How do you shoot exotic cars with glamour models?". I have actually held two classes on this very subject, both in Houston in 2012 and 2013, but have yet to ever discuss it online anywhere. So, in lieu of a full online class on the subject, I've recently documented how I went about my most recent project in Houston with Chicago model Amanda Paris and a trio of European exotics at Potresse Automotive, and I will discuss a few past projects ...Shooting Glamour Models with Exotic Cars
We see mass evidence of poor goal setting once a year without fail. New Years comes around and people resolve to change their lives in one fashion or another. Why is it that statistically only about 10% of resolutions are ever actually completed? Are the goals impossible? Probably not, most of us don't set goals we know we can't achieve.Becoming a Photopreneur: The Big Secret to Achieving Big Goals
Bryan Caporicci is a Canadian wedding photographer who also publishes the popular Sprouting Photographer blog. Bryan will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. While Bryan and I chat routinely about a great number of things, including my own photography business, it’s always a pleasure to hear how he is conjuring ways of helping other photographers create better businesses for themselves. Catch his Inspire Photo Retreats presentation by registering now.Click ...Bryan Caporicci, Inspire Interviews: Episode 6
We’ve all heard stories of hardcore career photojournalists now-a-days shooting weddings to keep their heads above water. But Mahesh Shantaram, an already established Indian wedding photographer based in Bangalore, did exactly the opposite. Known best for bringing his quirky sense of humour to how weddings are portrayed in India, Mahesh recently made a transition into political photography on the back of the recent Indian general elections. His work as a documentary photographer has been seen around ...Interview With Documentary Photographer, Mahesh Shantaram
Jeff Jochum is a strategic business coach based in Denver, Colorado. But that’s just where he lives. He has clients just about anywhere you can throw a dart. His clients are a good mix of photographers like you and me, and small business owners who are aching to stand apart in a crowded marketplace. Indeed, I am one of his students.
One of the things I have learned from Jeff is about “specialism.” Notice I didn’t say he taught me to be a specialist. There is a difference and you can find out what ...Jeff Jochum On “Specialism” – Why It Should Matter To Photographers
Leah Haydock is a wedding photographer based in New England. She is also presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February 2015, in Portland, Maine. She and I caught up with each other for a quick chat about her background as a photographer and her forthcoming presentation at Inspire Photo Retreats. Catch her presentation by registering now.
For more information about the conference please visit the site. If last year was any indication, registrations will fill up and the conference will be sold out. ...Leah Haydock, Inspire Interviews: Episode 5
Dani Fine Photography is a Northampton, Massachusetts studio that caters to both wedding and portrait clients. Dani Klein-Williams, principal photographer, will be presenting at Inspire Photo Retreats in February.
Like the other interviews in this series (check out 1 – Doug Levy, 2 – Jane Ammon and 3 – The Scobey’s), we scheduled a quick Skype chat about her presentation at Inspire – “Let’s Get Down to Business… Why Sales are Sexy”
Here are a few examples of Dani’s work:
Find out more about Dani Klein-Williams ...Dani Klein-Williams, Inspire Interviews: Episode 4
I have a confession. When I was told about The Scobey’s, I have to admit I didn’t know about their awards, their images or that they had at one time lived very close to me in Connecticut. Now, as Atlanta-based wedding photographers, they are winning hearts and minds for their soft, immersive approach to capturing meaningful moments in a couple’s life.
Now, as busy photographers, I have to also admit that it was very difficult to pin them down for an interview. I was eager to speak with them as I ...The Scobey’s, Inspire Interviews: Episode 3
I am 6’5” tall, weigh around 16 stones and have size 12 feet. When I want to use it I have a voice like a fog horn, I’m naturally fairly clumsy and I have been told that I have a certain “presence” – in a good way I think! I therefore take it as a huge compliment when my wedding clients remark that they hardly noticed me taking photographs at their wedding, that I was discreet and, as one wrote to me “I don’t understand how someone so tall can be so unobtrusive!”
My natural photographic inclination ...How A 6 ft. 5 in. Photographer Blends In At Weddings
I hope all of you have checked out the first episode, where I interviewed New England photographers, Doug Levy. Starting this month and running through October, I’ll be posting short interviews I’ve conducted in partnership with Inspire Photo Retreats. The interviews will be of each of the presenters and some sponsors, to get a better idea of who they are and why they feel attending Inspire Photo Retreats is important to them.
Ok, so for this episode, I spoke with Jane Ammon, a child photographer ...Jane Ammon, Inspire Interviews: Episode 2
I am reading an advance copy of Chris Guillebeau‘s new book, The Happiness of Pursuit. In the first few pages of the book, Chris describes a quest as thus:
– Has a clear goal and a specific end point. – Presents a clear challenge. – Requires sacrifice of some kind. – Often driven by a calling or a sense of mission. – Often requires a series of small steps and incremental progress toward the goal.
My friend and fellow documentary photographer Sephi Bergerson began his quest six years ago to document ...What Does Sephi Bergerson’s 6 Year Quest Look Like?
He is a wedding photographer and educator based in Derry, Northern Ireland who has just launched a series of video courses for photographers called ENGAGE.
Donal Doherty has a vision. And that vision is to help as many photographers as he can with all that he knows about running a successful photography business.
Talk to the man and he is terribly humble about it. He shuffles through a slew of recent awards quickly, not making a very big deal about them. His focus is on what he can do, based on all ...Donal Doherty Will Teach You To Fully Engage With Your Business
Natural Lighting Tips: Photojournalism – Ed Kashi Watch The Full Video Award-winning photojournalist, Ed Kashi, sits down with Marc this to discuss his unique style of photography and his transition from artificial to natural lighting. Kashi describes his unique style as “candid intimacy” for his approach to long-form visual storytelling. Be sure to watch the […]
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Q: I have a Canon 5D MarkII and a Canon 430EX, I want to fire the flash off camera with shutter speeds higher than 1/200th sec (high speed sync) I don’t need different groups or anything fancy, what flash triggers would you recommend? A: This will be dependent on how fancy you want to get with your controls. […]
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The only thing I love as much as photography is music. As such, I’ve spent a good portion of my life going to shows and festivals, both as a spectator and a photographer. This past weekend, I found myself at the Treasure Island Music Festival. Attendance was a scant 15,000 or so. This may sound […]
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Watch The Full Video On this episode of Advancing Your Photography, we bring you an inspiring travel photography story straight from our friend and professional surf photographer, Chris Burkard. Chris shares with us his journey that started from a simple idea and ended with a #1 selling book entitled The California Surf Project. Chris Burkard […]
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“I love this photo because it is pensive; the older boy is looking out the window. He’s not too keen on the younger baby getting all the attention, but at the same time he wants to break out on his own and not be with mom all the time. He is gazing outside with his […]
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Watch The Full Video Christmas came early for us at Silber Studios! Our friends at B&H sent us a new toy in the form of a Nikon DF. Check out this quick overview of the camera and Marc’s initial reaction to it. Stay tuned for more.
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Watch The Full Video We bring you another exclusive behind the scenes look into a photographer’s world. In this episode, we are with professional photographer Camille Seaman. Camille has been using both digital and film cameras for years; she has been capturing the beauty of natural environments for over a decade. Join us for a […]
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Capturing the perfect surfing photograph requires a combination of immense skill, patience, and dumb luck. Here photographer Chris Burkard fills us in on how he managed to harness all three into one beautiful image. “One of my favorite shots is this one of Nate Tyler doing a sick air in Cayucos, CA., with the fiery sunset in […]
The post How I Got the Shot: Chris Burkard’s Sky-High Surfer appeared first on Advancing Your Photography.How I Got the Shot: Chris Burkard’s Sky-High Surfer
Some people think that the more gear you have the more “professional” you look. Here’s an interesting video where a new photographer has 1 week to learn how to use professional photography gear including studio strobes, a Canon 550D, and some L lenses. This photos are compared to a “professional” photographer and a third party has […]
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Watch The Full Video Marc met with the very talented and prolific photographer Thomas Hawk who lives by the motto: “document, explore, lather, rinse, repeat.” With over 2,000 photo albums on Flickr, Hawk has spent his life capturing the beauty of America. All of his photos are hand crafted and individually finished and processed. He […]
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Late-afternoon sun in an aspen grove, Eastern Sierra. Backlight makes autumn leaves glow, but to avoid lens flare you have to either shade the lens (if the sun is out of the frame), or partially hide the sun behind a tree, as I did here.
Light is a vital aspect of any photograph, and always the first thing I think about when deciding where to go with my camera. The more you understand light, the better your photographs will be.
Any kind of light can work for fall color – under the right circumstances. ...Autumn Light
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, Tennessee, October 23-26, 2011 with Richard Bernabe and Jerry Greer, Tuition is $1075 per person. The workshop begins at 12 noon on Sunday, October 23 and commences at noon on Wednesday, October 26. The Sunday-Wednesday time frame was chosen this year to help avoid the heavy traffic the Park can sometimes receive during peak foliage.
More information can be found Here: Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photo Workshop
Tremont Autumn, Great Smoky Mountains National ...Announcement: Great Smoky Mountains Autumn Photo Workshop (Richard Bernabe)
We are very pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural International Landscape Photographer of the Year is Christian Fletcher of Western Australia!
Christian says, ‘I was pleasantly shocked to be announced the International Landscape Photographer of the year. When the call came in that I had won, I was thinking it was a prank. Looking at the top 101 images I was blown away by the quality and depth of the work. ‘My aim was to produce striking images from the air that had an industrial theme. I ...
Three years ago in January, 2009, I made my first blog post. This post will be my last one on this blog.
It has been a wonderful experience sharing photos, stories and tips about life and learning through the lens. I’ve had photo contests where I gave away lenses and trips and other goodies (how fun!). I’ve had a seriously controversial camera review (Sam and I won’t live that one down… but we do get emails daily totally in agreement with our findings) But best of all I have shared with you the amazing ...The Final Post – 3 Years Later
Victor Parris Mitchell at Crystal Club, Copenhagen – Strøm festival 2014
It is so hot in here even the walls are sweating. But this is no ordinary night at the Crystal Club strip club. Tonight, on the third day of the Strøm festival, the stripper podium holds ghetto house and Dance Mania legend Victor Parris Mitchell. Victor is laying down some seriously dirty and sweaty beats, turning the tiny packed room into a sauna.
The Strøm festival of Copenhagen always chooses highly original venues for the ...Victor Parris Mitchell in a strip club at Strøm festival 2014
Behind the rocky karst landscape of Silberen, which is unique in Switzerland as it includes the largest eroded limestone area in the country, are the small Silberen Lakes located.
Some technical information:
– Hasselblad H5D-50c
– Hasselbald HCD 35-90mm
– ISO 100
– 1/180 sec
– developed in Phocus
– finished in Photoshop CC
Switzerland – Rocky Karst Landscape – Silberen Lakes
A team of photogrpahers collaborated with developers to create the Mylio photo storage platform. Particularly useful for travel photographers who need to edit on the fly, Mylio offers RAW image edit capabilities along with reliable back-up and full library organization.
Check out the full press release below:Introducing Mylio: All your photos. Everything, everywhere, always.
Mylio is an integrated system for organizing, editing, protecting and enjoying a lifetime of photos and videos from any ...New Mylio System Offers Protection, Organization and Editing from Any Device at Any Location
Being nature photographers gives us access to things most people will never see and experiences many will never understand. A brief exchange about such things with two other photographers on twitter led me to ponder on this for a while. I came up with eight things I love about being a nature photographer. I know there are more, and I’m ...Eight Things I Love About Being a Nature Photographer
One of the most beautiful creatures that we saw during the whole trip was the Leopard. It’s so hard to describe how amazing it is to be five feet away from these elegant cats and they just simply don’t care that we were there. We photographed Leopards on fourteen different occasions and saw eight individuals. This female was saw a couple of times and is about seven years old.
Leopards and Lions are very much nocturnal so during the day they just sleep, mostly up in trees. During the dusk and dawn ...The Elegant Leopard
I think that it’s no surprise to most people that landscape photographers often have to go the extra mile to get their shots, both in a figurative and literal sense. We are in our element wandering around in the dark at ungodly hours in search of the perfect scene in ideal light. Our photos are often accompanied by thrilling ‘hero stories’. We all have our ideas about how we present our images and one of my quirks is making up fanciful titles for them. Personally I tend not to dwell too much on whatever ...An Unexpected Adventure
Back in September 2012 Google acquired the popular standalone company Nic Software. Over the years I had installed various types of it’s plug in’s on my range of computers to check it out but every time I just couldn’t justify the price they were asking per plug in, especially when I was happy with my current workflow. But now in March 2013 Google has made available the whole Nic Software plugins for $149. Now it is a case of how can I justify not to buy these plugins, given the discount is some ...Google buys Nik Software offering $149 bundle
When photographing nature, there are many times when a photographic filter on the end of the lens can help improve the image, or give the image a different effect. Such is the case when I captured Maroon Creek (Colorado) with a Neutral Density filter:
Maroon Creek / Photo by Jim Braswell
Kind of like “creativity in a can.” What filters are most useful for shooting nature?Polarizing Filter
The polarizing filter is one of the most common filters that nature photographers use. It works by removing glare ...The Most Useful Filters for Nature Photography
At first glance, this image has a great deal of impact. The Photoshop treatment works with the style of the pose, and the environment. you’ve done a great job of making the subject feel relaxed and that is half the battle. I love the selective focus on the subject, and using a shallow depth of field kept the trees in the background from competing for attention. Good for you and your subject! There is one area you might want to refine just a touch, and that is on the pose. The subject has her ...anhttp://cantrellportrait.com/blog/wp-admin/edit.phpdrew singh Image critique
Wolf and Cheyenne actually lived in the same dorm freshman year at USC, but apparently never crossed paths. It wasn’t until the summer before their senior year that they signed up for Professor Glass’ (who will end up officiating the wedding) nuclear non-proliferation class in which they spent one month in Washington, DC meeting the key players in the NNP world. Eyes met, beers were downed, and love blossomed in our nation’s capital!
Caterer: Cheers Catering Inc
Cake: Sweet Lady Jane
Hairdresser: Sutra ...Rancho Palos Verdes Backyard Wedding
I study maps before I travel anywhere. I have a huge atlas that I take with me on road trips, plus I pick up local maps, and there is always my iPhone. I love maps; seeing the endless possibilities, orienting myself with directions, things I want to see and do.
For as much as I love maps, they are no substitute for reality.
Maps can show me where I’m going, but the best discoveries are unexpected gems right around the corner. When the light is hitting a scene just right and it is truly breathtaking. ...Reality Doesn’t Always Look Like the Map You Have for Your Business
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
The fall season is upon us and there is one thing that stinks about this time of year – business can get slow for LOTS of photographers out there! But, business being slow can be a blessing in disguise, and we are going to show what you should think about doing in the off-season and start planning it NOW!Why an intro video COULD book you more clients, and better clients come Christmas.
We all know that right around and right after Christmas lots of couple’s get engaged, lots of people want family ...Why an Intro Video can book you MORE clients …and how to create one
This has been one of the craziest years of my life. As a wedding photographer based in both Dallas, Texas and Paris, France, I’ve racked up a lot of frequent flyer miles! Running a business that spans the globe and shooting weddings in several different countries has been quite an adventure, and I feel very lucky to have been able to spend so many beautiful wedding days with so many brides and grooms. Being a destination wedding photographer has taken me to some amazing places, and I can’t wait to ...2013 Wedding Photography Year in Review
Katy Gray, our own lucky DWF member, had the opportunity to work with Lowel Light and review one of their products on location. Katy is a wedding photographer based out of Jacksonhole, WY and shoots all sorts of awesome, funky weddings in beautiful locations. Read her review of how the Lowel Light handled on location at one of her shoots:
“I was lucky enough to get a review model of the Lowel GL1 to test at my last few weddings of the year. When the box arrived I ran right upstairs to grab it off ...DWF Member Katy Gray Reviews Lowel GL1 Light
This week’s choice is one of those quirky moments you can only see in a photograph. I guess as a wedding photograph on its own it doesn’t tell us too much about the wedding, but it has a certain appeal alongside all of the other pictures that were taken at this event.
The dog is the bride and groom’s, and part of the brief they gave me was to make sure I had some pictures of the dog at the drinks reception. I was following the dog around and this image caught my eye. I initially saw the groom’s legs ...
It’s that time of year again….the sun is peeking out more often, the trees are coming into bloom and engagement sessions are being done!
Angela and Chris (whose wedding was this past weekend – more on that soon), braved the always unpredictable March weather with Steve for their session. It was worth it, though, as the sun made an appearance and Vancouver provided the perfect backdrop for their images.
What is only a few short months ago, feels like a lifetime ago to me.
Let me explain a little bit about why I feel like that first…
As you know, I’ve had the honour of being Christin & Christoph’s family photographer in Berlin, Germany. From photographing them in a Romantic Portrait shoot at Graffiti Heaven in Berlin to their totally gorgeous Destination Wedding in Mirow, Germany, to an intimate Family Portrait session when their son; Felix was born – they have all become very close to me in my heart ...I Had The Honour Of Photographing Bernhard & Doris’ Silver Anniversary At The Strandhotel In Mirow Germany!
For those of you who don’t live in Godzone (New Zealand, OK?) Vaughan Smith does the drive time show on New Zealand’s top music station, The Edge. He and Fletch have arguably the funniest radio show in the country and I listen to them every day. So when I saw his album working its way through production I thought I’d grab the opportunity to ask him a few girly questions. Read on, ladies, he’s not just funny, he’s got a soft centre.
• Tell us about how it all began – where did you and Sharde meet, ...Radio Romantic
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we do quite a few indian weddings each year and one of my favorite parts of the ceremony is the baraat, the arrival of the groom and his friends to meet the bride’s family. This is traditionally done on a mare and includes groovin’ indian music payed on dhol (drums) and shehnais (kind of like a buzzy oboe) and the grooms procession dances the entire way. I thought we’d share one of our favorite baraat photographs from last year.
In this shot, you can see the bride awaiting the groom’s arrival in ...The Baraat – Arriving in style at an indian wedding
Styling & Design: Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre | Florals: Kelly Kaufman | Stationery: Feast Art and Calligraphy | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Table Setting: Small Masterpiece and Greta Bean Home | Cake: The Scootabaker | Model: Tatiana from Sirena Models | Hair & Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | Dresses: Samuelle Couture and Sarah Janks
Nautical Shoot – Santa Barbara
Photographers have been asking for a mobile version of Adobe Lightroom pretty much since the first iPad launched four years ago and, for some eager folks, even prior to that. Well, everyone finally got their wish tonight, as Adobe launched the Lightroom mobile app, which lets you edit and organize your images on your iPad. (The company says iPhone and Android versions of the app are also in the works.)
Adobe Launches Lightroom Mobile App for iPad; Here’s Our Hands-On Review
While the Lightroom mobile app is free to download, you need to have one of Adobe’s controversial ...
Are you going to be in the New York City area any time between now and Halloween? If so, head on down to SoHo for a very cool series of photography workshops being put on by Blurb.com for FREE.
Starting Thursday, October 21, the book-making Website will be hosting various speakers, workshops and discussions every day at their temporary space located at 60 Mercer Street in SoHo. The events go until October 31st.
Workshops include topics like: “Compelling Cover Design,” “Handmade Gifts for Booklovers,” ...Blurb to Host Free 11-day-long Photo Book Workshop in NYC
Nikon is excited to announce the Nikon Surf Photo and Movie of the Year are open for entries – part of the annual Australian Surfing Awards. These awards are being run as part of our partnership with Australia’s peak Surfing organisation – Surfing Australia. There are great Nikon prizes on offer for both awards – so make sure you enter!
The 2014 Australian Surfing Awards are open to Australian Citizens and Residents and cover the period between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. The awards recognise ...Announcing the Nikon Surf Photo & Movie of the Year 2014!
Accessible wildlife can range from the insects found in your garden to household pets. Use your local area to your advantage and find out what parks, nature reserves and zoos are nearby. Though it’s easy to find captive animals in wildlife parks that will pose obligingly for the camera, nothing gives you a thrill and sense of achievement quite as much as capturing your own unique image of a truly wild creature in its native habitat.
Continuous shutter speed
Setting your camera to the ...Accessible wildlife photography tips
The Nikon SB-300 is a compact and lightweight Speedlight that is compatible with Nikon FX-format and DX-format digital SLR cameras, as well as Nikon COOLPIX compact digital cameras that support i-TTL flash control. It can be rotated up to 120° for bounce flash photography. This entry-level Speedlight measures approximately 57.4 x 65.4 x 62.3 mm (W x H x D) and weighs approximately 97 grams. The Nikon SB-300 will be available in late August 2013 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of US$149.95.
[Nikon] ...Nikon SB-300 Entry-level Speedlight
December 7, 2010 -- Nik Software today announced that all six Nik Software plug-ins are now fully 64-bit compatible. If you use an end-to-end 64-bit workflow in Adobe Photoshop® CS5, Lightroom®, or Aperture® 3, follow the steps below to update your software. There is no need to download and install the 64-bit versions if you are not using 64-bit host software in a 64-bit workflow.
Download links, version numbers, and original ...Nik Software Releases 64-Bit Versions of all Six Nik Software Plug-ins
Today's photo of the day and next week's photo of the week, chosen from our online gallery is by Marzena Wieczorek.
We loved this shot because of the dramatic sky that has been captured, drawing the viewer's attention immediately. We love the stark contrast between the light and dark clouds and how they blend together centrally in the shot. We also love the way the road runs throughout the shot and how a long shutter-speed has been used to create the water to look smooth.
If you'd like to see your ...Photo of the week 31/10/14
Phase One’s PODAS series is offering a workshop in New Zealand this year. These are intense affairs with each minute packed with photography, travel, lectures, and hand’s on teaching. Each participant has the use of a state of the art IQ180 80 megapixel camera system and access to all of the company’s lenses. If you want to learn about the best medium format has to offer while shooting in a spectacular local, this is a great opportunity. Follow the link to the PODAS website.
http://podas.info/2011/09/11/new-zealand-podas-workshop-announced/ ...Phase One New Zealand Workshop
Each year the Sony World Photography Awards celebrates the very best international contemporary photography.
This is an update to the previous blog, Sony World Photography Awards 2015 For All: Enter Now for Professional, Open, Youth and Cruises Competitions.
Calling all Canadian photographers. Have your best photograph seen by the world in the Sony World Photography Awards National Award competition.
The Sony World Photography Awards are committed to engaging with and supporting talented photographers ...Sony Canada + Sony World Photography Awards: Canada National Award 2015 is Open to All Canadians Until 5 January
Nikon D2Hs and 35/1.8 DX.
NEW: Nikon D2Hs Review.
Nikon doesn't want you to know this, but while consumer landscape and portrait cameras like the D810 and D750 fill-in pretty well for sports shots now and then, frames-per-second always wins, and the D2Hs neatly beats any consumer DSLR for serious sports shooting.
Either of the D2H or D2Hs are fantastic for sports, and sell for about $300 used.
They have been bargains for years, and I finally gave the D2Hs a complete review.
The only gotcha is that pros ...30 October 2014, Halloween
This has to be the most intriguing camera I have seen for some while; ever seen, probably! It looks plain and simple (and in a way that is exactly what it is) but the science behind it is amazing.
I am worried that if I watch the video one more time I am going to pass out. Possibly even slip into a coma. Go watch it and see what you think: www.theinvisiblecamera.comThe Invisible Camera
Attention keen reportage photographers and Panasonic GF1 users disappointed by the GF2, the 15.8Mp Lumix DMC-G3 could be the upgrade camera you've been waiting for
Though the compact-styled GF1 proved very popular as a 'take-everywhere' camera for enthusiast photographers, its replacement, the GF2, left these users nonplussed. This was largely down to the fact that Panasonic simplified the handling, removed several of the direct control buttons (including the mode dial, drive mode switch, AEL and ...Panasonic G3 Video Review
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If you don’t know how your clients find and hire you then how on earth are you going to market to them?Here’s a few ways someone might find a photographer. Through a referral from a friend, college or family member. You might have previously photographed them. Recommendations and reviews from trusted sources both on and offline. Googling. Industry related publications. Shows and exhibitions. The fact of the matter is people will find you through these different ways without you doing very ...Understand how people find you
Now Posted: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) Review:
We’ve wrapped up our review over at CGG of the Canon EOS Rebel T3i, the 18MP advanced entry-level offering that’s bound to be at the top of best-seller lists over the next year. The question is, does it deserve to be? After reviewing the T3i, there’s no question that it is a very well featured camera, more than capable of taking great snappy photos. But providing a final recommendation proved rather tricky for any number of reasons. First the cost…the ...Now Posted: Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) DSLR Camera Review
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 is a bridge camera features 4K QFHD Video Recording at 30 fps. This camera sit on a super-zoom camera class featuring a wide-angle 16x zoom lens equivalent to a focal range of 25-400mm, 20.1MP 1″ High Sensitivity MOS Sensor, 0.39″ 2,359k-Dot OLED Live View Finder, 3.0″ 921k-Dot Free-Angle LCD Monitor, and Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC. The camera also comes with HYBRID O.I.S. 5-Axis Image Stabilization, Light Speed AF with LUMIX DFD Focus, ISO 25600 and 50 fps Continuous ...Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
If you shoot a lot of photos, odds are you already have a workflow for storing and backing them up. People who shoot only occasionally are less likely to keep track ...Making Photos Last
There is no force as powerful as pursuit. It’s a gritty daily grind — but it’s the only way to find out what you’re capable of. Twenty years ago, I ditched medical school and bailed on a PhD in Philosophy to pursue my own calling to become a photographer. Amidst a bunch of head-scratching and doubt from my family and peers, I abandoned a known outcome to dedicate my life to making art. This quest woke me from a sleep state, and has since catapulted me into opportunities I never imagined existed.I ...Comfort Is the Enemy of Purpose: How to Pursue Life-Changing Risk
© Ysbrand Cosijn / Offset
© Ysbrand Cosijn / Offset
Netherlands-based photographer Ysbrand Cosijn uses computer-generated imagery to create spine-chilling landscape photographs that harken back to his passion for eerie cinema and the great outdoors.
Drawing inspiration from film stills found online, Cosijn imbues his images with a sense of suspense and anticipation. Despite the fantastical aspects of his work, he strives to create landscapes that are believable and grounded in reality. He is influenced ...Haunted Houses and Spooky Landscapes by Ysbrand Cosijn
A few weeks ago I wrote about how trying to balance managing and directing with friendship can be a tight-rope walking act.
In this post I wanted to talk about something that is seldom discussed by people on the hiring end of the equation, i.e. from the perspective of a producer/director/DPs etc, I wanted to highlight how certain personality traits can very often trump talent when a crew is assembled.
Simply put: Talent and/or skill are extremely important in any field, and notably in the film and ...Can personality trump talent when selecting crew?
To my readers:
I am pleased to tell you that I have merged my blog into my updated website. On my new homepage you will see the three most recent blog posts, as well as being able to navigate through the blog categories directly at any time. You will also easily find “PLANNING AHEAD: Industry Events of Note” as its own category, as well as my event calendar “MVS ON THE ROAD” prominently featured on the new website. Click here now:www.mvswanson.com
I’m sure you will find the new combined blog AND ...MVS MARKETING BLOG MOVED to www.mvswanson.com!
What with all the recent hoopla surrounding the World Cup I spent most of the few weeks before the tournament started working on a feature for ESPN the Magazine titled ‘How Soccer Explains the Sports World’ with six well known athletes who played football/soccer in their youth but have since gone on to excel at other sports. The concept was simple enough; to shoot the athletes with youth soccer teams; the catch being that they would be wearing the uniform/kit of the sport that they play now and the ...ESPN: How soccer explains the world
Our adventure to Bolivia in 2011 is continuing to get some great press. Here is a online story in Backline Magazine which is just an all backcountry publication. The printed version should be out in December. This online version has an interview with Giulia Monego, Dave Rosenbarger and myself about backcountry skiing. Check out the story here.Bolivia
While Maine’s Acadia National Park is one of the most visited parks in the nation, most visitors don’t make it up to the lesser known Schoodic peninsula (about an hour and half away from Bar Harbor by road, less by boat).
During my Fall Foliage workshop we immersed ourselves in this enchanting location for two days, staying at the Schoodic Institute.
Now that you’ve ...Exploring Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park
TAKE NOTE LAST ENTRY on SQUARESPACE!
We've created a new site that should launch early next week. The blog will be integrated into the site so I'll no longer be using squarespace. Everything will be housed under www.fishfotography.com
Here is a sneak peak at the new site. It's got some cool additions. Downloadable pdf, archive site, integrated blog, optimized mobile site etc.New Blog Address and site
Clamshell lighting is very popular for beauty lighting, and with good reason. Models appear luminescent and glowing, and shadows are minimal if visible at all. One way of producing clamshell lighting is using a large soft box above your model, and a reflector below your model to bounce the light back up. But not all reflectors are the same. I use a Lastolite Trilite Reflector for my clamshell lighting.
The Trilite is made up of 3 separate reflectors (silver or white) that bounce light back onto ...Lastolite TriLite Reflector
The industry standard for digital capture software will be getting a new release: Capture One 7.1.3 in the next few weeks.
Capture One V. 7.1.3 is a minor release of Capture One including new cameras, stability improvements and performance improvements over Capture One 7.1.2
This new release of Capture One will come in three versions: Express, Pro and DB. As a beta version it will run in the PRO mode
Canon - 1Dc - 100D - 700D
Nikon - 1 S1 - 1 J3 - Coolpix A
Leica - X Vario
Samsung - NX300 ...
“The Design and Craft of Digital Environments”
Cary Ng is a digital artist specializing in CGI and 3D Illustration
for Advertising and Design Visualization. He is also adjunct faculty
at Parsons and FIT.
Cary will discuss his creative process for building CG Environments.
He will focus on the tools and techniques used to build everything
from architectural scenes with buildings and cityscapes to digital
nature scenes full of trees and rocks.
Apple Store Grand Central Terminal
7pm November 6th
Artist: Cary ...Apple Talk with digital artist Cary Ng
Photo by Bernat Armangué / Associated Press
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to speak again at the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar Nov. 13-15, 2014. I’ll be doing a couple of workshop sessions on lighting on Friday Nov. 14.
I attended the event in 1992 as a young photographer at my first real newspaper job, and also spoke there previously in 2004. It’s a real treat to be invited back to such an awesome event. The staff that puts on the workshop (all great photographers in their own right) ...Robert Seale on faculty of 2014 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
One of my favorite things to do in the world is to take my daughter, Sophia, on vacation with me. It’s our ‘father-daughter’ thing to do and every year we go to Europe on a food excursion. You see, I taught Sophia to cook, as our ‘father-daughter’ activity when she was 9.
I showed her how to use a knife properly, explained about spices and how they change at different points in the cooking process, reductions, etc. I taught her everything I know about food types, which was Chinese, Thai, Japanese, ...What I did on my Summer Vacation, an Instagram Story
by Liz Ream
Ahh, Halloween again. Some win, some lose. If you thrive on theatrics, it’s a dream come true for which you prepare by thinking up the most unique/creative costume and visiting the nearest craft shop to lavishly deck out your five dollar thrift store gems. (Because no way you’ll be caught in a store-bought costume … DIY or nothing.)
Others of you may drag yourself to the annual Halloween block party, grudgingly donned in a cheap super hero costume (or, if you’re feeling really creative, ...Happy Halloween!
Cartier. Photo by Nigel Cox for Saks Fifth Avenue.
De Grisogono. Photo by Nigel Cox for Saks Fifth Avenue.
Pomellato. Photo by Nigel Cox for Saks Fifth Avenue.
Vhernier. Photo by Nigel Cox for Saks Fifth Avenue.
Robert Procop. Photo by Nigel Cox for Saks Fifth Avenue.
Photograph by Christina Craft
Christina: This was probably the only time I’ve ever witnessed such torrential rain for a portrait session. Amanda & Greg were good sports, but it was a cold day (almost at freezing) and we needed to run for cover. The Tapas Bar restaurant in downtown Victoria, British Columbia was kind enough to give us shelter on their patio. It had a glass wall and I saw the raindrops making neat patterns. I set up an off-camera flash and went outside (protecting my gear with an umbrella) ...the story behind: out of the rain
Jake Peavy #22 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with the World Series Trophy in the clubhouse after defeat the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos)
Holy shit. The San Francisco Giants can now claim to be a legitimate dynasty after beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 tonight in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, claiming their third World Series title in five years. For ...2014 World Series: Game 7
Lately I’ve been thinking about where we are on our photographic journeys, and wondering if we ever really come out of beta. They say it takes 10,000 hours to really master something, but does that mean that you have to hide in a closet until you’ve done your time? Hell no! Let’s get our work out there, and learn from that experience too.
Use this audio player if you’d prefer to listen:Audio MP3Audio MP3
There are also download and subscription options at the end of the post.
This episode is brought ...Are You Still in Beta? (Podcast 429)
Grilled Seared Scallops
The green part is finely cut deep fried seaweed – and the little cubes around the base are crouton. At the base of the scallop is the scallopini potato cut.
We were quite happily seated in the corner right beside the window so plenty of lights for taking a photo. The corner wall also acted like a big reflector on the opposite site – you can see that ...Grilled Seared Scallops at Orso Bayside
Enrico Ferorelli…my friend, my mentor and one of the smartest and sweetest men I’ve ever known…died this morning.
I worked as his assistant from 1983 through 1987. We traveled the World shooting Kings, Presidents, Athletes, Musicians, Scientists and Celebrities. Enrico, more than any other photographer I worked with, made me the photographer…and man…I am today.
I am lost. And I will miss him forever.
My dance card is full at PhotoPlus International + Expo at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. If you are attending, join me at the following booths & presentations:
Friday, October 31:
1:00pm: Gura Gear Booth
2:45-3:45pm Epson Booth
4:30-6:30pm Human Canvas Master Class sponsored by Leica
Saturday, November 1:
11:30-12:30pm Leica Booth
12:30-1:30 Mylio Booth
2:00-4:00pm Earth Is My Witness sponsored by Leica
For more information on the expo, visit www.photoplusexpo.com
Join Me at PhotoPlus Expo
Had the opurtunity to do a little air-2-air with two aircraft, a Christian Eagle and a Cessna Skylane. It’s always a thrill to listen to the pre-flight breifing and then watch the shoot play out. The only guarantee is that the light and the sky conditions will continue to change throughout the flight.
It was a fun afternoon, many thanks to the pilots who made this possible!
Nikon D4s, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR LensAt your 8:00
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
One of the keys to always improving as a photographer is very simply … to shoot! I don’t think this is something just for the beginning photographer, either. I consider photographing that goes beyond simply getting a great shot is important for all of us. I had a workshop many years ago with the great photographer, Ernst Haas.
He said that it was important for all of us as photographers to keep doing the equivalent of the pianist’s finger exercises. He noted that no concert pianist only played when ...Visual Exercise Is Good For You!
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2014 Windland Smith Rice International Awards is NOW open.
Click Here to go to the entry form.
Start an entry page early to be judged first! You will have until May 1, 2014, to complete your uploads. For each entry fee of $25 US dollars, you may enter a total of 20 images. You may start as many entry pages as you like for $25 each. Entries are judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit. Follow the guidelines, rules, and categories listed on: www.NaturesBestPhotography.com ...
Winter is arguably one of the prettiest times to be an outdoor photographer; winter white can transform an otherwise lifeless brown landscape into a magical wonderland. However, winter is also one of the most challenging times to be outdoors shooting. Frankly the biggest limiting factor in winter photography is personal comfort (for me anyway, I’m a wus). If you’re not comfortable you won’t be free to think and see creatively and certainly won’t want to stay out for the sweet light. Here is some ...Winter Photography: Be Prepared, Be Successful
I’m currently catching up my connected life in Moab, Utah where I’m having a delicious sandwich at Pantele’s Desert Deli (thanks for the recommendation, Bret!), downloading photos, and going through emails. Thus far, the trip has been great! My only regret is not getting a quick interview from a guy named Steven that I met in Dinosaur National Monument when he told me about someone going door-to-door in Grand Juction, ...Southern WY Along 191 and Dinosaur National Monument
Isle of Skye, Scotland: A B&W and Color Master Class
March 23-29, 2015
Scotland’s Isle of Skye is a dramatic island off of the west coast of Scotland. Skye has extremes: craggy rocks that merge with the sea and highlands with steep cliffs and spires that rise above the surrounding land and sea. The Isle of Skye combines beaches, rock formations, lochs and waterfalls all in one location. This workshop will concentrate on better b&w photography, however we will also work in color when those moments ...Isle of Skye, Scotland Workshop Announcement
This year marked the seventh anniversary of the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk and the seventh time I have hosted a walk (eight if you count the two I hosted the first year). Each year I try and find interesting locations. This year I revisited a previous location but with a twist. I had hosted a photowalk on the Mall in Washington DC a couple of years ago and decided I would go back to the same spot but this time it would be an after-dark event. As it turns out, the choice of going at night was ...DC After Dark – Another Great Worldwide Photowalk
Like most of you, I’m always a bit skeptical of third party lenses until I get to give them a good workout. The need for a fast, but not insanely large, zoom for my recent gorilla trekking experience led me to the (newish) . The specs – lighter and smaller than the Nikon version, with Vibration Compensation included – were appealing. By themselves, that wouldn’t have convinced me to try it. Coupled with its off the charts performance when tested by DxOMark with the Nikon D800e (as close as test ...Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 DI VC Zoom lens: It’s a Keeper!
Ordinary to Extraordinary in a Flash
The Light Blaster (a.k.a. the Blaster) is an exciting new strobe-based image projector with unlimited creative possibilities. Working together with your existing handheld flash and the SLR lens of your choice, the Blaster projects an instant image or pattern wherever you want it. With the Light Blaster, it’s easy to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in a flash!
Using your own 35mm slides or a collection of awesome Creative Kit transparencies available from ...Light Blaster
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
It’s almost Halloween and time to carve those pumpkins. I love pumpkin-carving; have since I was a kid. This year I wanted to avoid the mess of pumpkin-guts and come up with something fun for grown-ups – digital pumpkin carving in Photoshop!
The process is extremely simple. First, download the free Photoshop action here. Give yourself a good excuse to visit your local pumpkin patch to take some photographs of pumpkins (or grab one from the web). Fire up Photoshop, and let the fun begin.
Load your pumpkin ...Digital Pumpkin-Carving: Free Photoshop Action
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. ...
Photo by Xiaofan Luo
Face it, there will always be photographers who are professional photographers because they love photography. They don’t need nor care about the money. You will never win this race. It’s time to stop competing with cheap photography and raise your prices.
Everyday someone picks up a camera, creates an image and decides they could make money in photography. Maybe someone gave them a few dollars and a light went off. They can pay a few bills and earn some mad money taking pictures. ...3 reasons photographers should charge more money
Are you one of those photographers looking for ideas or just one who needs some inspiration? If so, then I have help for you: Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis. Written in his typical thorough and meticulous way, this latest book of Harold’s is a merger between two of his loves, photography and flowers. And the wonderful thing about flower photography for you is that it can be done almost anywhere—inside your home, in your backyard, at a botanical garden, ...Photographing Flowers: Exploring Macro Worlds with Harold Davis
This week in the news: Sony announced the new Alpha A6000 mirrorless camera (and several other photographic things); Canon announced the new PowerShot G1 X Mark II, EOS Rebel T5 DSLR, (and several other photographic things); Sigma announced the dp Quattro compact camera; Blackmagic shipped the Production Camera 4K and dropped its price by $1000; and Roland announced the Aira series.
This is your B&H Gear News Roundup for February 14, 2014. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
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Night time photography is surprisingly similar to daytime photography in the sense that it’s all about finding the right light. Obviously, things are considerably more challenging at night, and while it may appear your opportunities are severely limited once the sun dips below the horizon, you should think in terms of having a different set of opportunities rather than having fewer of them. Night scenes possess a unique aesthetic — the night can transform a familiar location into something strange, ...6 Ways to Make the Most of Night Time Photography
As an artist, it’s natural to want your prospects to appreciate the quality of your work. After all, you’ve put a lot of energy into perfecting your craft. It’s also the reason you feel justified in charging top rates.
But what do you do when prospects just don’t seem to have a clue about what makes a photograph good? What if they can’t tell the difference between amateur work and elite, professional work?
The reality is, if you’re selling to the public and not to editors, the vast majority of your ...How to Get Website Visitors to Call You When They Can’t Tell The Difference Between Your Work and an Amateur’s
Here’s a really thoughtful photograph and blog post.Photography Websites and Blogs
I love photography puns. Developing a Photoshop Workflow!
Here’s a great article on composition and verticle lines.
Even if you know how to light a subject with 15 strobe lights and 7 reflectors sometimes it pays to keep it simple.
Here’s some great insight into concert photography.
If you have an Android phone here are some helpful photography apps.
We all have a story about the photograph that got away. A photo that would have been incredible if only…
Photographs Not Taken is a collection of short essays written by photographers about the photos they didn’t make. It’s a rare book about photography that doesn’t contain a single photo! Instead it shares powerful stories about a situation all photographers face.
The book itself is quick to read, and each essay is only a page or two long, so it was easy to pick it up for a few minutes a day (and ...Book Report: Photographs Not Taken
Getting feedback from customers, setting up surveys for market research is something every photographer should do for their business. The reality is most don’t use this powerful medium to enhance their services, products, prices and to engage with their clients. The 2 main reasons is that one doesn’t know how to start and secondly most think it involves buying expensive software to be able to do that.
Well the good news is that you can easily get started for free using Google Docs. We use Google ...How to create Customer Feedback Surveys
The Where To Start Chart is a tools designed to help beginning photographers navigate the settings on their camera. The chart is an interactive PDF file with links to hours of free photography tutorials. If you get to a spot and are unsure what something means, just click the box to watch a video about that topic.The Where To Start Chart
Recently I joined Frederick Van Johnson and Dan Ablan on This Week In Photo for another rousing conversation about the world of photography. Among the issues we discuss on TWiP 373 is the question of who owns the copyright for selfie made by a monkey with a stolen camera. [True story--after the pic went viral on the web, the photographer asked Wikipedia to take it down and they refused. Check out the story and see the photo here.] We also discuss how a newspaper made an appalling mistake by using ...This Week In Photo 373: Monkey Business
Last week Nikon released their D600 entry level Full Frame DSLR. Today, we hear Canon’s response with the launch of the 6D. It looks to be a strong rival to the D600 with a full frame sensor and a lower-than-expected price. Delving into the specs though, it’s clear that Canon’s real intention for the 6D is to replace it’s very own 5D Mark II.The Specs
Canon’s 6D boasts a full frame, 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor. It holds a rather underwhelming 11 AF points and the impressive DIGIC 5+ Image processor. ...Canon’s new 6D Full Frame SLR. The Complete Rundown.
Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, oh my!
It’s that spooky time of year again. And if you’re anything like us, you love a good scary story—especially if it’s about photography.
We’ve put together a list of 13 chilling TV show episodes all about cameras, the mysterious people who use them, and the creepy things they capture.
To prepare for this awesome scare-a-thon, have plenty of snacks and a blanket to hide under.
Grab your popcorn and hit play!
Read the rest of Boo! Creepy Camera TV Episodes (816 ...
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
PhotoPlus Expo (PPE), the annual gathering of photographers in the great city of New York happens around the end of October every year and surprisingly, this is my first year attending it. For years, I followed the show from the comfort of my home, sitting in front of my computer, checking out various photography blogs, drooling over all the latest and greatest gear being shown off after I got out of work. When I was asked to attend the show with some of my fellow writers from SLR Lounge, I have ...Photo Plus Expo 2014 Impressions | More Than Just Gear
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I know I keep beating this HDR drum, but it’s a good beat.
After 2 months of dealing with health crud, I recently had to shoot in wicked harsh lighting conditions. These days were not perfectly sunny blue sky days, but rather what I refer to as “White Haze”. I say that because it is almost like a white sky with a hint of cyan. Bad air, atmosphere issues, whatever you want to blame it on, the air quality has been terrible during this severe drought along the Emerald Coast ...HDR for Real Estate and Architecture
Well, I just got back from an amazing trip through New Zealand and for everyone out there, I suggest you add it to your bucket list! It’s visually stunning with immense natural diversity to make any photographer fall in awe.
Here’s the gear we left with:
DJI Phantom 2 drone
2 x GoPro Hero 3
2 x iPhone 5S
1 x iPhone 4S
2 x Nikon SB-800s
The tricky part was to fit the Phantom 2 in a carry-on but once that problem was solved, we were golden.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
And ...My New Zealand Photographic Adventure!
Greetings Photoble readers! If you’ve been a reader of this blog over the past year then you know that Maris and his team of talented writers have done a terrific job of creating a top notch destination for photography tips, tricks and reviews.
While Maris is moving on to focus on other projects, the same team of writers will remain. We at Bumblejax.com are excited to take the reigns and take Photoble.com to the next level. We’re still in the transition process, so haven’t begun brainstorming ...Bumblejax Acquires Photoble: New Owner, But Same Great Content
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
We are excited to bring you another installment of our Inspiring Photography Studios series. This month, we invited Crystal Satriano of Crystal Satriano Photography to share her beautiful new studio space with us.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my brand new studio. I am a portrait and wedding photographer in based out of Moscow, PA. It’s a very tiny town. Our nearest city is Scranton, PA (hello Office fans). I decided to take a leap and open my first studio space very early on in my business. ...Inspiring Photography Studio Tour with Crystal Satriano Photography
Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography
A lot of my work involves traveling to foreign countries and living in remote places. My job is to become invisible and get close to people and wildlife, so I can bring their stories to life. It’s no different being in my home state of Montana than it is being in a country ten thousand miles away. For me, the intimate moments always matter the most.
Photography has been my passport to meeting people, learning, and experiencing new cultures. I want to talk about the ...Top 10 Rules of Travel Photography
Welcome to part 3 of this series on using the Web module in Lightroom 4 to create a serious website.
In Part 1, I showed that the Web module as it’s supplied with Lightroom is simply not capable of doing the job for a professional or serious amateur photographer.
Part 2 I looked at a plugin solution — The Turning Gate’s CE2 system — and I discussed the various parts that make it up and my early experiences of using it.
Here in Part 3, I’m going to depart a bit from my usual style of relating an ‘as ...Using the Lightroom 4 Web module – Part 3
I recently wrote a post 13 Ways To Make Sure 2013 Doesn’t Suck For Your Photography Business. I’ve been doing a lot internal planning with my own business for 2013, and I used that post as a trigger for all of you to start thinking about what you want the New Year to bring into your own lives. In order to stick with that theme, I’ve decided to run a “13 Days Of Photography” feature throughout December to help provide you with a ton of ideas and tips on things you can do for your own business starting ...11 Mistakes To Avoid As A Small Business Owner
More on the Subject of Blinkies
I've received a lot of feedback and questions since my most cameras are capable of. As with many good things, blinkies aren't quite perfect. And you have to know your camera to understand what it is trying to tell you.
One frequent topic of questions relates to the source of the blinking highlight display. You might think that this would depend on the image file mode you are shooting in, but this isn't so. Whether you are shooting in Raw, JPEG only, or Raw + JPEG, the ...More on the Subject of Blinkies