Editorial

 

external Hiking For Photographers —Luminous Landscape

Adding backcountry chops to your photography skill set can make you a much better wilderness photographer. Here’s how.

 
Jul 24, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external From DSLR to mirrorless… and back again —Nikon Rumors

When I decided to try out a mirrorless camera I broke my two golden rules of selecting a camera. That was a big mistake, and as a result I’m now going back to a DSLR for a while, but oddly the reasons have little to do with mirrorless technology per se.

In fact after two months with a mirrorless camera I’m more than ever convinced that mirrorless is the future, the big issue for me is when that future begins.

 
Jul 23, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

external Postcards From Borneo: Chasing Orangutans —National Geographic

My boot slips in the mud as I chase down the hill after the orangutan. I duck under thorny rattan vines as I scramble over roots and rocks that jut out of the earth in the most unexpected places. We are chasing after a young female orangutan named Walimah as she charges down the steep slope. We are in Borneo at my mom’s research site where she studies wild orangutans and my dad photographs them for National Geographic.

 
Jul 22, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Are You Up For a Challenge? Try ‘The 6 Minute Dirty Edit’

The video above is called The 6 Minute Dirty Edit Challenge, and it’s an interesting project/dare by photographer Jeff Rojas. The goal is simple: how much retouching can you possibly get done in just six minutes time. Read more…

Surviving in the New Economy

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It’s true. Both Neil Leifer and Walter Iooss worked for free.
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Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

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In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper. Read more…

Making Up for Having a Small Sensor

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The world of photography is filled with true artists, astounding technology, and experts who can help you become the photographer you want to be. There are photographers who just make you shake your head at the brilliance of their imagery, teachers who give back endlessly to the profession they love, and manufacturers who create tools that help us all produce the pictures we want to make.
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I Died Today, by Duke Roberts

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I ate a lot of hamburgers. We had a party.
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Your Kit Lens is An Excellent Lens

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As the saying goes, quality lenses are a lot more important than good bodies when it comes to investing in camera gear. They last longer, retain their value more, and have more utility overall than, say, buying the latest DSLR that will become obsolete in 3 to 5 years. But if you are into photography for the first time, you’ll likely buy an entry level camera that comes bundled with an inferior, even crappy, kit lens. Or is it?

Do you really need quality gear to take good pictures? Spend thousands of dollars on red/golden rings lenses?
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I Was Hidden on This Guy’s Hard Drive for Over 6 Years

This post was originally published on the Joey L. Blog and is being republished here with permission


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It’s been estimated that as many as 880 billion photos will be taken by the close of this year. I’m not quite sure how that statistic could ever be properly calculated, but I think it’s safe to say that with the rise of the digital medium, human beings are taking a s**tload more pictures than ever before.

With all those photos being taken, chances are you and I have at one point accidentally wandered into someone else’s frame. It’s likely, however, that you’ll never really know you’ve photo-bombed someones shot. That’s why I was surprised by a Twitter message that I received out of the blue from a photographer I’ve never met. Read more…