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March 2014 Newsletter

Really excited about three upcoming workshops. Hope to see you there.  Please contact me with questions.

June 22-24, 2014  Mammoth Lakes, Bodie and Mono Lake, California. http://www.mentorseries.com/treks/2014/mammoth-lakes-bodie-mono-lake-ca-2014

June 28-29, 2014 Atlanta Botanical Gardens Workshop http://michaeltraining.com/workshops/abg2014/

September 11-14, 2014 Puerto Rico (Video Emphasis) http://www.mentorseries.com/treks/2014/puerto-rico-video-2014

William Albert Allard is one of the best photographers ever.  This is a great interview: http://petapixel.com/2014/01/24/william-albert-allard-national-geographic-photographer-care/

Syrian Refugees by James Nachtwey: http://lightbox.time.com/2014/01/23/syrian-refugees-by-james-nachtwey/#2

And then gets shot in the leg in Thailand.  http://world.time.com/2014/02/01/american-photojournalist-shot-in-thai-violence/

Rock Photographer Jim Marshall honored at the Grammys. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/01/26/jim-marshall-photographer-grammy-ceremony/

Fascinating stories about Nikkor lenses http://nikkor.com/story/index.html

Terrific Tutorial on photographing the Milky Way.. http://petapixel.com/2014/01/29/picking-great-lens-milky-way-photography/

Sobering interview with photographer Don McCullin:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uixbVTdEJE

Interview with National Geographic Photographer Randy Olson.  http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/30/randy-olson-on-bridging-cultural-differences/

Some amazing photos of remote tribes.  http://www.boredpanda.org/vanishing-tribes-before-they-pass-away-jimmy-nelson/

One man’s race to  preserve a photographer’s work.. http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/02/05/one-mans-race-time-save-another-photographers-legacy/

Were you shocked to see Bob Dylan doing a car commercial during the Super Bowl? What would do you think about Ansel Adams doing one ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp6Ao7-NP_4

ESPN profiles three fabulous football photographers.  http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=10391222

http://inmybag.net  is a pretty cool site revealing the gear that photographers really use.

A similar site is http://Shotkit.com

Disruption and innovation in photography  http://petapixel.com/2014/02/11/disruption-innovation/

Here’s the gear of one Olympic photographer:  http://shuttermuse.com/olympic-photographer-leon-neal-camera-bag/

Here’s what happens when you drop your camera out of a plane.   http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83873365/ 

Find out why the Color Run is pissing off photographers  http://fstoppers.com/the-color-run-counter-sues-college-photographer-after-he-asks-for-compensation-for-image

Beautiful photos of Native American life:  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/rejecting-stereotypes-photographing-real-indians/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

.photography just became available as an upper level domain, like .com.  Might be a good time to register your new domain name with a .photography suffix.  GoDaddy is one of many reliable domain name registrants.   http://fstoppers.com/new-photography-related-domain-names-are-now-available-for-the-general-public

The story behind the dramatic photographs taken by Al Diaz.  http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/dramatic-moment-woman-pulled-over-her-nephew-cpr-082609339–abc-news-topstories.html

Thanks to John Wilder for this tip from the NYT, Where the World’s Greatest Photographers Go to Get Aeway… http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/02/23/magazine/art-of-the-vacation-snap.html#1

Nikon has a new Raw processing software, Capture NX-D, in Beta  http://beta.nikonimglib.com/index.html.en#anc002

…and it looks like it spells the end for Capture NX2  http://www.luminescentphoto.com/blog/2014/02/25/nikon-capture-nx-d-the-end-of-capture-nx-as-we-know-it/

Photographer’s Guide to the First Amendment  https://vimeo.com/87121992

Insights from a National Geographic Editor  http://www.burnmagazine.org/in-the-spotlight/2014/02/photo-tips-2-natgeo-editor-speaks/

Amazing time-lapse video of snowflakes  https://vimeo.com/87342468

There have been some incredible photographs coming out of Ukraine, here’s a small collection.. http://kiev.vgorode.ua/news/212594-chtoby-nykohda-ne-zabyt-60-samykh-vpechatliauischykh-foto-protyvostoianyi-v-kyeve

Interesting Q&A on the future of photographers from Susan Meiselas  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/empowering-photographers-to-embrace-an-uncertain-future/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Getty Images will start giving away images for free…  http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/5/5475202/getty-images-made-its-pictures-free-to-use

DxOMark tests a camera with the best sensor ever.  You’ll be shocked at what they found…   http://nofilmschool.com/2014/03/red-dragon-best-camera-sensor-dxomark/?awt_l=7NlOA&awt_m=3bC044k3MUBjwS7

Sadly, Calumet Photo files for bankruptcy: http://voices.suntimes.com/business-2/calumet-photo-files-for-bankruptcy/

A nice tutorial on using a GoPro with a quadcopter.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tnQLPO-8TY

Interesting story if you like wildlife photography  http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/03/13/photographer-face-year-jail-100000-fine-violating-endangered-species-act/?fb_action_ids=10203498591204871&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1431717860405845%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

A really amazing look at colorized historical photos  http://www.tickld.com/x/29-incredible-colorized-historical-photos

The new Nikon V3 looks very cool http://petapixel.com/2014/03/14/pro-photographer-shows-nikon-1-v3s-sports-photography-chops/

Did you remember to check the time on your camera after Daylight Savings Time kicked in?

 

Happy shooting,
Michael

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January 2014 Newsletter

What happened to our October, November and December newsletters?  We moved! I’ve spent the last 3 months packing, unpacking and re-arranging so I took a hiatus from the newsletter.  Now that I’m back I have lots of news from the photo world to share.  I’ve got two workshops coming up in June, that I’m excited to announce.

Bill Durrence and I will be doing another of our popular Atlanta Botanical Garden Workshops on June 28-29.You can read more about here.
I‘ll be doing a Mentor Trek on June 20-22, at Mono Lake and Bodie in California.  Both of these places are spectacular. More info here.

And now the links…….

 

Another photographer fighting misuse of her photographs. http://resourcemagonline.com/2013/09/sara-lewkowiczs-copyright-battle/

 

Photographer Carrie Mae Weems wins a MacArthur Grant: http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Photographer-Carrie–9115.shtml?utm_source=Silverpop&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=42723403&utm_term=96312&utm_content=

 

Breaking Bad fans will enjoy this story about the still photo shoot for the series. http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/08/breaking-bad/

 

Revisiting Minamata. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/revisiting-minamata-and-a-storied-mentor/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

 

And more W. Eugene Smith news.. http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/w-eugene-smiths-big-book-his-way/?_r=2

 

A few minutes with Greg Heisler https://vimeo.com/47043002

 

R.I.P. Bill Eppridge, one of the great photographers of our time.  http://www.pdnonline.com/news/Obituary-Photograph-9192.shtml

and http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/the-moment-a-photographer-became-a-historian/?smid=tw-share&_r=1&

 

What a beautiful set of photographs by Melissa Cacciola  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/the-type-who-takes-her-time/?_r=1

 

Really good advice if you’ve ever thought about becoming a professional photographer http://fstoppers.com/every-photographer-should-read-and-study-this-infographic

 

Somewhat tongue in cheek  http://petapixel.com/2013/10/04/save-big-money-hiring-professional-wedding-photographer/

 

Richard Avedon doc. : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1f3egvLwVE

 

Ever wondered how a RAID could help your photography workflow, this fast talking dude explains RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 0.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE7Bfw9lFfs

 

Here’s the backstory on a great sports photo.  http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304330904579135973520797720

 

Cameraman Fails: http://videos.komando.com/watch/4217/viral-videos-the-best-cameraman-fails?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=tvkim&utm_content=2013-10-11-article-screen-shot-h

 

New York Times Year on Pictures. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/year-in-pictures/?src=se&slide=29YIP-JAN1&name=generic_modal

 

Picking the perfect monitor.  http://lifehacker.com/how-to-pick-the-perfect-computer-monitor-1489862871?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Incredible photos of rare cultures http://www.culturainquieta.com/es/fotografia/item/3252-antes-de-que-desaparezcan-jimmy-nelson.html

 

Allen Murabayashi’s reasons to love photography  http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/12/reasons-love-photography-2013/?fb_action_ids=10151901789014141&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B183956925133146%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

 

Preston Mack reviews the Cam Ranger: http://prestonmack.blogspot.com/2013/12/cam-ranger-ultimate-camera-control.html?m=1

 

Amazing story of the discovery of 100-year-old negatives: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/12/27/on-ice-100-year-old-negative-discovered-in-antarctic-ice

 

Interactive storytelling from the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/12/30/year-in-interactive-storytelling/

 

Wall Street Journal’s Photos of the year,: http://graphics.wsj.com/Photos-of-the-Year/2013/?mod=e2tw#l=en&o=2&q=&x=&y=&p=216

 

Sadly, AP photographer Dave Martin passed away while shooting the Chik-fil-a Bowl in Atlanta.http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2014/01/01/dave-martin-associated-press-photographer-collapses-dies-chick-fil-a-bowl/4275313/

 

Photographer John Dominis passes at 92 http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2014/01/01/258662653/the-incredible-versatility-of-photographer-john-dominis?utm_content=socialflow&utm_campaign=nprfacebook&utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook

 

A brilliant essay on the future of cameras.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2013/12/goodbye-cameras.html

 

Review on the new Phantom Aerial Drone  http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/technology/personaltech/review-the-phantom-2-vision-photo-drone-from-dji.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140102

 

Two excellent articles on the difference between cinema zooms and still camera zooms.http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/video/hands-reviews/cinema-zoom-lenses?cm_mmc=EML-_-Holiday-ArticleRoundup-_-140107-_-Body_Indepth_Cinema-Zoom-Lenses

 

And this http://blog.datacolor.com/c-david-tobie-dedicated-cinema-lenses-and-your-dslr/

 

Lifehacker’s best photo apps for the iPhone http://lifehacker.com/the-best-photography-apps-for-iphone-2014-edition-1496689753?utm_campaign=socialflow_lifehacker_facebook&utm_source=lifehacker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

 

Good advice for photographers http://www.burnsautoparts.com/blog/2013/12/30/2013-top-ten-list/

 

Moving story of an ordinary photoshoot that turns out extraordinary http://jeremycowart.com/2014/01/john-schneider/

 

A beautiful set of photos of her children… http://www.boredpanda.com/animal-children-photography-elena-shumilova/

 

Incredibly useful cheat sheets on Nikon Camera Accesories:  http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014/01/17/nikon-accessories-a-complete-guide-dslrs-ports-sockets-connectors/#http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2014/01/17/nikon-accessories-a-complete-guide-dslrs-ports-sockets-connectors/%23

 

Sobering study on hard drive reliability: http://techreport.com/news/25940/hard-drive-reliability-study-names-names

 

Akira Kurosawa on moviemaking: http://nofilmschool.com/2013/12/how-to-make-beautiful-movies-from-the-master-akira-kurosawa/
Happy shooting,
Michael

September 2013 Newsletter

September 2013 Newsletter

Things that made my life easier this month:

Beachtek has a couple of new video products that work really well, their Kamkit and MCC-2 audio adapter have been essential tools for me.

Just picked up Nikon’s 60mm Macro lens and really like it a lot.

Been using the Fader variable neutral density filter a lot, to enable a wider aperture, for more shallow depth of field when shooting with flash outside.

Been choosing to use the Tascam DR-40 field recorder a lot more than the Zoom H4N.

The Turbo Scan iPhone app saved my butt many times over the last few months when I couldn’t get to a fax or scanner.

The Wescott Apollo Orb got a lot of use this month as my go-to light modifier.

With memory card prices continuing to fall I have started buying bigger cards.  The SanDisk 32gb Extreme Pro card is now my primary memory card.

Three new clients that were a joy to work with.

The Paul C. Buff Vagabond Mini Lithium battery, which I used to power some Einstein strobes on 3 outdoor portraits I shot this month.

 

Things that made my life more difficult this month:

My web and email host Fat Cow, who improved their email system so much that it randomly failed to send my emails.  Embarrassing when a client doesn’t get your emails.

 

 Interesting Links:

This guy’s camera collection is out of control.  http://lavidaleica.com/content/think-youve-got-gas

Bruce Davidson interview. http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/08/28/civil-rights-photographer-the-march-on-washington-was-only-a-beginning/

Hilarious Nokia ad spoofs smartphone cameras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vR4LeL0yzE

 

Steve McCurry is profiled for his upcoming book: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/08/30/afghan-girl-photojournalist-steve-mccurry-looks-back-on-his-storied-career.html

 

Amazing underwater photos from a National Geographic Photographer will blow your mind. http://gizmodo.com/5405892/national-geographic-photographer-meets-deadly-leopard-seal

Here’s a world class photographer who only shoots with one lens.http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/04/the-lens-is-standard-the-photos-anything-but/?hp&_r=1&

The importance of registering copyright: http://petapixel.com/2013/09/10/250-million-reasons-register-photo-copyrights/

An old interview with Magnum’s darkroom master.  http://theliteratelens.com/2012/02/17/magnum-and-the-dying-art-of-darkroom-printing/

Vietnam War photos that made a difference: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/vietnam-war-photos-that-made-a-difference/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Twenty years of combat photography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=858V4S_w_xI

George Mitchell getting his due: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24026054?SThisFB

Apple is really pushing the envelope with the new iPhone 5S camera features.  I love that the flash has an adjustable color temperature: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7329/some-thoughts-about-the-iphone-5s-camera-improvements

A year in the life of New York Times Photographer Tyler Hicks: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/at-photoville-hickss-photographic-year/?smid=tw-share&_r=0

Conversation with Nick Nichols and Brent Sirton about their groundbreaking National Geographic story on Lions. http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/18/conversation-with-nick-nichols-and-brent-stirton/

Adobe has wisely created a sub-classification of its onerous Creative Cloud subscription model, this one just for photographers and it’s not a bad deal. http://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2013/09/adobe-introduces-new-photoshop-offer-for-creative-cloud.html

Very nice lighting handbook from Arri. http://www.arri.com/fileadmin/media/arri.com/downloads/Lighting/US_Lighting_Products/lighting_kits/ARRI_Lighting_Handbook_3rd_Edition_March_2012.pdf

Cool behind the scenes on a Duck Dynasty photo shoot.  http://fstoppers.com/see-how-art-streiber-photographed-the-cast-of-duck-dynasty?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+fstoppersfeed+%28fstoppers%29

And this is why you should always carry a camera with you.  http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/witness-to-a-massacre-in-a-nairobi-mall/?smid=tw-share&_r=0

 

Happy shooting,

Michael

August 2013 Newsletter

Things that made my life easier this month:

Nikon D4 with its’ incredible low-light performance.

Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 for it’s amazing sharpness and f/1.4 goodness.

Kessler Pocket Jib for being the most compact and easiest to carry around jib I’ve ever seen.

Edelkrone Slider- for being so compact and easy to use.

Switronix Torch- LED light that goes all night.

GoPro Hero Black- For cool hide-the-camera shots.

Buff Einsteins- Mine broke. Out of warranty.  They sent me a new one anyway.

 

Things that made my life more difficult:

Rode Video Mic Pro- My go to DSLR compact Mic, which insists on having its mount fall apart

Pocket Wizard Flex- My love-hate relationships veered into hate as it failed on an outdoor shoot.

 

 Workshops:

Nikon School Schedule has been announced for 2013-2014. Go to www.nikonschool.com to see the full schedule.

I will be teaching in New York, Hartford, Atlanta, Orlando, Raleigh, Chicago, Palm Beach, DC, Boston. Come out and take the class or at least stop by to say hello.

 In the News:

ThinkTank Photo has a great video series called “About a Photograph”

http://blog.thinktankphoto.com/about-a-photograph/?utm_source=newsletter-subscribers&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=monthly-newsletter&utm_source=July+2013&utm_campaign=May+15%2C+2013+newsletter&utm_medium=email

 

Maybe the stupidest trash the dress session ever.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2365764/Smile-youre-The-moment-brides-wedding-gown-goes-flames-dramatic-Trash-The-Dress-photo-shoot.html

 

Have you seen the photo of this guy on fire? Not what you think it is….  http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/07/17/pkg-photographer-talks-about-viral-lava-volcano-photo.khnl.html

 

Last chance to purchase the definitive volume on the making of “film”:  http://www.makingkodakfilm.com

 

Ron Vesey talks about all the work that went into making the White Sox team picture. http://vesphoto.net/2010/taking-the-white-sox-team-photo-behind-the-scenes-insight-on-my-tips-tricks-and-lighting-techniques/

 

Interesting article on wedding photography  http://petapixel.com/2013/07/17/unplugged-and-crowdsourced-the-new-age-of-wedding-photography/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

 

Fascinating article on photojournalism in the age of Instagram. http://www.motherjones.com/media/2013/07/bending-the-frame-fred-ritchin-photojournalism-instagram?

 

Wonderful footage of Niagara Falls shot with a Phantom quadcopter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfoLYTKObiU#at=59

 

David Gilkey on photographing war: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/07/22/202736337/looking-back-to-move-forward-13-years-of-photographing-afghanistan?utm_source=npr&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=20130722

 

Collection of photographers pushing the boundaries of time-lapse imagery. http://petapixel.com/2013/07/24/5-people-doing-time-lapse-photography-right/

 

Instagram secrets of pro photographer Brad Mangin  http://blog.photoshelter.com/2013/07/instagram-secrets-from-a-pro-sports-photographer/

 

April Saul Interview  https://nppa.org/page/photo-journal-april-saul

 

Excuses people use when they steal photos  http://petapixel.com/2013/08/03/10-bogus-excuses-people-use-when-they-steal-photos-from-the-web/

 

Interesting new cloud storage for photographers called Stream Nation.  http://twoeight.co/blog/stream-nation-may-solve-the-problem-of-cloud-storage-for-photographers.

 

Touching blog by a laid-off newspaper photographer  http://maddiemcgarvey.com/2013-08-02

 

Amazing quality still images from a video camera http://filmmakermagazine.com/75331-stunning-first-images-and-video-from-the-red-epic-dragon/

 

A new look at some old photos http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/a-new-look-at-walk-evanss-american-photographs/?_r=1

 

Can’t resist this timelapse  https://vimeo.com/shainblum/mirror

 

Looking to add a drone to your toolkit? Better learn how to fly it first. http://petapixel.com/2013/08/16/photographer-flies-his-drone-camera-into-the-grooms-head-during-a-bridal-shoot/

 

Nikon now has a blog covering use of their cameras for video  http://cinema.nikonusa.com/blog/

 

This amazing piece of video from National Geographic utilized remote and robotic cameras. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/serengeti-lion/index.html

 

Really interesting article on the “Decisive Moment” http://petapixel.com/2013/08/12/the-decisive-moment-and-the-human-brain/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

 

Interview with author Marvin Hiferman on ihs new book “Photography Changes Everything”  http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/08/raw-meet-marvin-heiferman/

 

Behind the scenes at a Seattle Times Photo shoot.  http://seattletimes.com/html/picturethis/2021683279_thehandsoftheseahawks.html#.UhmQ6QwlBGQ.facebook

 

Some great tips on traveling with gear from the folks at StillMotion. http://stillmotionblog.com/2013/08/26/ultimate-travel-guide/

 

Nice piece on sports photography:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/videogallery/77165653/Video-Photographing-sports-from-Payton-to-Jordan

 

Happy shooting

-Michael

July Newsletter

July Newsletter

My latest video is a promo for Atlanta wedding photographer Katie Carter of Blackbird Photography. http://vimeo.com/70443212

Copy is a new Dropbox like file sharing service that looks promsing.  https://copy.com?r=dvfOhL

A very nice collection of TED talks by photographers..
http://www.ted.com/playlists/72/close_up_and_personal.html

Great behind the scenes blog from a Sports Illustrated cover by Robert Seale.. http://www.robertsealeblog.com/sports-illustrated-cover-shoot-with-san-antonio-spurs-big-three/

Happy to see Jim Graham featured on the Nikon Learn & Explore site http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Learn-And-Explore/Article/hdxlebqs/turning-point.html

In light of Adobe’s switch to a subscription based pricing plan for Photoshop, this announcement about Lightzone software becoming open source and free is very, very interesting… http://pdnpulse.com/2013/07/lightzone-image-editing-software-re-released-as-free-and-open-source.html

I busted a gut watching this www.youtube.com/watch?v=niyTIbiV19A&sns=em

A really good essay on mediocre photography http://www.jmg-galleries.com/blog/2013/06/25/day-judging-stopped-mediocrity-photography/

Wonderful series of photographs from Bruce Davidson: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobooth/2013/07/slide-show-bruce-davidson-civil-rights-photos.html?mobify=0#slide_ss_0=1

Excellent blog on protecting your gear from theft.
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2013/06/protecting-yourself-from-gear-theft

Legendary Photo Editor Bob Gilka passes away. http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/26/emperor-of-the-image-remembering-national-geographics-robert-gilka/

Wonderful BBC documentary on Vivian Maier  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ZKYhtSHmg

Google is running an interesting beta that allows you to upload a full hard drive’s worht of data to the lcoud for $80.  http://nofilmschool.com/2013/06/google-upload-media-cloud/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+nofilmschool+%28nofilmschool%29

This Nikon symphony is too funny… https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=497hoS_kvjM#at=14

The New York Times takes a look at Adobe’s Creative Cloud concept  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/technology/personaltech/photoshop-cc-turns-software-into-a-monthly-rental.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

Somebody crashed a drone into photographer Joey L’s apartment http://instagram.com/p/bKomGvv_vM/

Royal Canvas will turn your photos into canvas prints. http://www.royalcanvas.com

Good read on Photographers’ Rights  http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/know-your-rights-photographers

Fascinating series of food photographs.  http://www.artfido.com/blog/photographic-series-showing-what-200-calories-looks-like-in-different-foods/

The Death of Photography has been greatly exaggerated.  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/the-death-of-photography-has-been-greatly-exaggerated/

Mind blown: http://www.wimp.com/powerquadcopters/

List of Films about Photography
http://petapixel.com/2013/07/01/the-big-fat-list-of-documentaries-about-photography/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

DMCA Tutorial: What you need to know when someone steals your photos.
http://petapixel.com/2013/07/10/using-the-dmca-to-stop-the-copyright-infringement-of-your-photos/

Really creative photo essay on cultural differences in America.http://www.thephotomag.com/2013/05/created-equal-stunning-photo-series.html?m=1

 

Happy shooting,

Michael A. Schwarz

 

 

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Great talk by Sebastiao Salgado
http://blog.ted.com/2013/05/01/sebastiao-salgado-a-gallery-of-spectacular-photographs/

Photo Cheat Sheets
http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/cheetsheets-for-photographers/?fb_action_ids=10152788542280591&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%2210152788542280591%22%3A458129964265807%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210152788542280591%22%3A%22og.likes%22%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

Adobe is moving the Creative Suite to the Cloud
http://hdslrshooter.com/hdslrshooteradmin/adobe-announces-complete-shift-to-creative-cloud/

Scott Kelby’s perspective on Adobe’s Creative Cloud
http://scottkelby.com/2013/my-take-on-adobes-announcements-yesterday-at-the-max-conference/

Hitler’s perspective  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=67Iw9q2X9cU

CNet’s take: http://m.cnet.com/news/how-greedy-is-adobes-creative-cloud-subscription-not-very/57583370

Pretty good FAQ on Adobe’s Creative Cloud scheme.  http://www.onlinevideo.net/2013/05/the-adobe-creative-cloud-faq/

Chart explaining Creative Commons Licensing
http://petapixel.com/2013/04/28/a-flowchart-for-figuring-out-which-creative-commons-license-you-should-use/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PetaPixel+%28PetaPixel%29

This new documentary on New York’s street photographers should be really good.
http://www.nowness.com/day/2013/5/5

Interesting analysis of a controversial World Press Photo Winner. Is it fake?
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/155617-how-the-2013-world-press-photo-of-the-year-was-faked-with-photoshop

Or is it not fake.. nppa.org/news/world-press-photo-verifies-paul-hansens-winning-picture

Photographer says it is real: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/05/14/world-press-photo-of-the-year-2013-paul-hansen-denies-claims-gaza-burial-faked-photoshop-pictures_n_3271504.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

These tips might be useful next time you find yourself on the International Space Station. Tripod not needed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yFp9pndbSKM

A conversation with Ansel Adams https://vimeo.com/50887734

Peter Belanger on photographing for Apple
http://theverge.com/2013/5/8/4311868/the-illusion-of-simplicity-photographer-peter-belanger-on-shooting

Sarcasm is my middle name, so I gotta love these.
http://www.demilked.com/sarcastic-posters-for-photographers-shoppe-designs/

DXO Mark has some interesting lens tests here. They call it the best lenses for the Nikon D600…  http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/The-best-lenses-for-your-Nikon-D600/General-Overview

Nikon released firmware updates for the D700, D300 and D300S
http://nikonrumors.com/2013/05/21/nikon-released-firmware-updates-for-the-nikon-d300-d300s-d700-and-p7700-cameras.aspx/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NikonRumors+%28NikonRumors.com%29

The latest attack on photography comes from airlines
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/05/15/184290151/take-your-seat-the-no-photography-sign-is-lit

Dramatic photos and story from Sue Ogrocki in Oklahoma: http://lightbox.time.com/2013/05/21/moments-of-hope-in-oklahoma-one-photographers-story/#4

The inventor of the digital camera talks about the first model. The pictures were stored on cassette tape!  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/digital-camera-inventor-kodak-bankruptcy_n_3315622.html

Great stories from the National Geographic  http://petapixel.com/2013/05/06/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-10-best-national-geographic-photos-of-2009/

I laughed pretty hard at this story of Photoshop literalism in China: http://www.thesouptv.com/latest/tumblr-tuesdays-genius-in-a-bottle/421381?cmpid=sn-111021-facebook-na-soup

Finding copyright infringement with a click… http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202602403691&slreturn=20130504152520

Great slideshow from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12618167

James Estrin’s excellent Lens Blog for the New York Times can now beadded to the New York Times App’s Sections List.  Here’s how:For iPad/iPhone users:
1) Open the app and click on “Sections”
2) Click on the “+” icon in the upper right corner
3) Click on the “Blogs” tab
4) Scroll down to “Lens,” check the box and click “Done”
5) Go back to “Sections” and Lens will now have been added to your list

A great Photoshop prank.. http://gizmodo.com/prankster-photoshops-people-into-ads-while-they-wait-fo-511927575

Interview with Pulitzer Prize winning photographer John White after the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun-Times was laid-off http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/photojournalist-john-h-white-layoffs-35-years-chicago-sun-times

And commentary by Steven Colbert:  http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/426877/june-05-2013/photojournalists-vs–iphones

Happy shooting,

Michael A. Schwarz, Atlanta Photographer
Digital Photography Training and Consulting
Two Hearts Cinema

 


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