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Adobe Lightroom 3.5 – Now Available

September 28, 2011

 

 

Today, Adobe moved Lightroom 3.5 out of RC status and made it officially available.

 

 

It includes the following updates:

  • Additional camera support for over 20 new camera models including the Nikon Coolpix P7100, Olympus E-PL3 and Sony SLT-A77
  • Corrections for issues introduced in previous versions of Lightroom 3
To download the latest version, visit the Adobe Product Download Page
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LINKS: An Inside Look into your Photographer's Brain

September 21, 2011

An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain (from Wedding Photographer 411)

This is a great article from the blog Wedding Photographer 411.  I like it because it’s not written from a snarky point-of-view, but rather from an informative angle.  But in only a few paragraphs it captures the quick decisions we all go through before we press the shutter.

I love the intro:

You look great, you step into the shot and you watch the photographer press the button.  Then he looks at the back of the camera, maybe he grimaces and then he tweaks a bunch of settings in the camera and takes another shot. Then he or she does it again and again and again.  Once satisfied they smile and begin shooting.  When you see the final shot weeks later you LOVE it!  Well here is what had to happen in order to capture that image.  Now remember, some of us make it look effortless but it is no less difficult.  Some or ALL of these things have to happen for every shot!

Check it out…

Original Post HERE

 

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LINKS: An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain

September 21, 2011

An Inside Look into your Photographer’s Brain (from Wedding Photographer 411)

This is a great article from the blog Wedding Photographer 411.  I like it because it’s not written from a snarky point-of-view, but rather from an informative angle.  But in only a few paragraphs it captures the quick decisions we all go through before we press the shutter.

I love the intro:

You look great, you step into the shot and you watch the photographer press the button.  Then he looks at the back of the camera, maybe he grimaces and then he tweaks a bunch of settings in the camera and takes another shot. Then he or she does it again and again and again.  Once satisfied they smile and begin shooting.  When you see the final shot weeks later you LOVE it!  Well here is what had to happen in order to capture that image.  Now remember, some of us make it look effortless but it is no less difficult.  Some or ALL of these things have to happen for every shot!

Check it out…

Original Post HERE

 

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Final Thoughts…

June 22, 2011

A couple hours ago, I posted a forceful, mildly serious but passionate response to an article by Damien Franco.  I don’t back off of a word of it.  I believe what I said and feel proud of standing up for my work and the work of others (I feel a bit bad for some of the language though… I try and only talk that way during football season 🙂 )

But I will say the following.  Damien, without ever knowing it, has been a great help to me for a long time.  He often posts great quotes, articles, examples and work that helps make me a better photographer.  I ought to have been more forthcoming in my acknowledgement of all the GOOD things he does for up-and-coming artists.

His response to the post was classy, appreciative and honest, without being apologetic, which is exactly as it should be:

This!

Yes, this is exactly what a good blog post does. I love that you put your passions to words and I love that you took the time to post a full response.

I love that you defended your love of photography, your addiction, whatever you wanna call it.

BTW – Most of my “people photography” these days is of my kiddos.

I have done, and still do, many “rookie” mistakes in my photography from time to time. Any photographer who says they don’t is either lying to you or to themselves.

Thanks for writing this up!

I appreciate most of all, the interaction with someone today whose work I admire and who spends as much time as he does trying to guide those who share his passion.  Follows his thread… you won’t be sorry.

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RESPONSE: Damien Franco's "Top 10 Signs of a Bad Photographer"

June 22, 2011

This is in response to this article: TOP 10 SIGNS OF A BAD PHOTOGRAPHER

I don’t get bothered by anything. Least of all anything on the internet. Hell… I saw the title of post and was sure we were in for a raucous, tongue-in-cheek, Letterman-style countdown poking fun at everyone one of us who picks up a camera. I love those sorts of things.

Sadly… what actually existed is a arrogant, snarky, article rife with superiority by a guy with 30,000+ twitter followers who seems to have forgotten where he came from (even though he mentions as much in his intro). In short… it plays more like Peyton Manning showing up to a high-school football stadium with his buddies to laugh and point at the little fat kid just trying to get some exercise. The defense of “can’t you take a joke” I’m sure is coming shortly… any yes, I can… but go back and read it… read it from the point of view of someone who admires your work and your talents and see what it’s like from their our point of view.

More after the jump…

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RESPONSE: Damien Franco’s “Top 10 Signs of a Bad Photographer”

June 22, 2011

This is in response to this article: TOP 10 SIGNS OF A BAD PHOTOGRAPHER

I don’t get bothered by anything. Least of all anything on the internet. Hell… I saw the title of post and was sure we were in for a raucous, tongue-in-cheek, Letterman-style countdown poking fun at everyone one of us who picks up a camera. I love those sorts of things.

Sadly… what actually existed is a arrogant, snarky, article rife with superiority by a guy with 30,000+ twitter followers who seems to have forgotten where he came from (even though he mentions as much in his intro). In short… it plays more like Peyton Manning showing up to a high-school football stadium with his buddies to laugh and point at the little fat kid just trying to get some exercise. The defense of “can’t you take a joke” I’m sure is coming shortly… any yes, I can… but go back and read it… read it from the point of view of someone who admires your work and your talents and see what it’s like from their our point of view.

More after the jump…

Read the rest of this entry ?

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LINKS: Stunning Time Lapse “The Mountain” by Terje Sorgjerd

April 18, 2011

Time Lapse photography can be gimmicky and silly.  They often tend to focus more on the nifty fact that one can capture faux-motion using still images (even though that’s really all a non-digital movie camera is) instead of what’s actually in the image — the framing, the color, the look, the emotion.

It’s not that I think most Time Lapse work is bad, so please don’t be offended.  It’s just that I consider myself quite the authority on sub-par Time Lapse work since every piece of Time Lapse work I’ve ever done myself has been exactly that… sub par.  It’s just not my gig… but let me tell you something, when you see a piece that’s done right… a piece that’s composed of individual frames which on their own are works of art… you’ve got something special.

Terje Sorgjerd is one of those guys.  He’s found his niche, and man… it’s breathtaking (and I don’t throw that word around often).

I’ve seen Terje’s work before — his piece from a month ago on the Aurora Borealis was equally stunning, but this piece seems to have hit a chord with the world.  It was featured on the Today Show and is now hitting the front pages of some pretty reputable news sources.  The video is embedded below, with Terje’s commentary quoted after the fact.  Also note the luscious score from Ludovico Einaudi as well.

The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo.

This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3715m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/​g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

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