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Photographer Chronicles His 5,000-Mile Motorcycle Trip to the Literal ‘End of the Road’

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When everything you’ve come to know and love in life gets turned upside down, sometimes the greatest remedy is to just escape into a photographic adventure. And that’s exactly what photographer Sebastiaan de With did after getting divorced and losing his job.

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6 of the Best iPhone 6/Plus 240fps Slow Motion Video Examples Released So Far

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When Apple announced the iPhone 6 and 6+, one of the more interesting features added to the new devices was the ability to capture video at 240fps when shooting at 720 resolution.

Now, with many of the 10+ million devices preordered already in the hands of consumers, we’ve compiled our six favorite videos that showcase all 240 frames at work. From wine being poured majestically into a clear glass, to a dog not-so-majestically shaking off, you’ve got a few mesmerizing minutes ahead of you. Read more…

external Travel Photography In Morocco: How To Capture A Sense of Light, Place —Huffington Post

When you travel, it is important to time and adapt your itinerary to light and place, emphasizing more on the right kind of photography in a specific place at the right time of day than on simply layering photography as a pastime over a standard tour.

 
Sep 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

CineStill Is Breaking Into Medium Format with 800Tungsten 120 Color Negative Film

CineStill is a company whose sole goal is to bring motion picture film into the world of still photography by adapting it to properly work inside 35mm cassettes. And despite having two 35mm varieties already, 800Tungsten and bwXX, the CineStill team is looking to up its offerings in a very exciting way.

CineStill is using the popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to bring 800Tungsten film into the world of medium format stills photography. Read more…

Review: Can Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Beat Out Sony’s RX100 Series?

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Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II and G16, but Sony proved astutely there was a huge demand for a quality compact that could slip into a pocket.

When Canon was busy building old-school destroyers, Sony designed a sleek modern frigate in the form of the RX100 with a 1” sensor. It took Canon two years to respond, but they finally launched a compact with but one purpose – to regain the throne of best compact from Sony. Read more…

external What’s Your Niche: Bill Ingalls, NASA Senior Photographer —PDN

The sexy stuff is only 10 percent of it. A lot of people walk in the door and can’t wait to go to a launch, but I have to tell them, “You’re going to shoot some passport photos, you’re going to do some grip-and-grins, you’re going to do awards ceremonies,” and I still do those things to this day. That’s what pays the bills, and we’re lucky we get to shoot this other stuff that keeps us jazzed.

 
Sep 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

PSA: Why You Need to Be Careful When Placing a ‘Preorder’ with PayPal

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There are a lot of reasons people use PayPal to pay for things online. It’s convenient, it’s (or at least it should be) secure, and the option is available on pretty much any site where you can buy things. But there are also cons, not the least of which being that pre-ordering things with PayPal can be a risky and dangerous game to play. Read more…

How to Photograph People When You Travel

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People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, usually with a language barrier, can be a daunting prospect. And how do you take a portrait that is creative and meaningful rather than just a simple snapshot of the person? I have developed approaches and techniques over the years to help become confident as a travel portrait photographer. Read more…

external Drones Will Transform Sports Photography — Once the FAA Gets Out of the Way —Wired

For more than 50 years, the dramatic shot from a blimp floating high overhead has sent a clear message to TV viewers: You are watching a big-time event. Now, a new generation of photographers with drones is ready to bring that same technology to all levels of sports while giving audiences a perspective they’ve never seen before.

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But there’s a problem. Fly a drone over a sporting event and you may be running afoul of Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

 
Sep 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · 1 Comment »

Wedding Photographer Uses Herd of Grazing Deer as Magical Portrait Backdrop

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Photographer Ian Christmann was shooting a wedding this past weekend when an unusual photo opportunity arose. He managed to capture a magical portrait of the newlyweds standing in front of a herd of deer.
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