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

www.michaelschwarz.com
www.michaeltraining.com
www.twoheartscinema.com

 

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