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Fireworks photo tips

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Just in time for the 4th (in the US) or the 1st (in Canada), Dave Johnson of PC World (syndicated over at Macworld), came up with a very nice basic set of 6 tips on shooting fireworks. To this, I’d like to add a 7th: Practice.

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June 29, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Hello, St. Louis!

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Perfectly hocus-focus

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The magical science of Lytro’s in-camera technology called light field photography aims to bring your photos alive and interactive by being always in perfect focus at any point you want:

The way we communicate visually is evolving rapidly, and people’s expectations are changing in lockstep. Light field cameras offer astonishing capabilities. They allow both the picture taker and the viewer to focus pictures after they’re snapped, shift their perspective of the scene, and even switch seamlessly between 2D and 3D views. With these amazing capabilities, pictures become immersive, interactive visual stories that were never before possible – they become living pictures.

As exciting as adding one more technological capability to the camera may be, such as removing the pesky element of perfectly directed focus (which can be done with Lytro in post-production), it seems this will not be helpful to all. I see this technology as a new tool to help make great photographers take even greater pictures more quickly and more easily. But sadly, this new technology might not be as helpful to all other photographers.

Focus happens to be only one of those things in the entire art and craft of photography, not the only thing. This technology might help get the perfect focus on any part of the picture, but it will not help sharpen the focus of one’s vision.

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June 23, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Hip!

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Hipstamatic is one of the most popular photo apps on the iPhone for a reason: it’s fun. And it manages to churn out interesting-looking images all the time.

[Photo by Dominique James. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.]

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June 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM

A dream city and a dream camera

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Alex Majoli photographs Venice with the Leica M9-P:

Magnum photographer Alex Majoli explored the streets and canals of Venice with the new Leica M9-P. His living, breathing shots present a genuine and authentic look behind the scenes of the famous city. A city filled with traditions. One of which, without a doubt, is the profession of the gondolieri. It is almost impossible to imagine the city of canals and bridges without the typical black gondolas that, even today, are built by hand by highly skilled craftsmen according to a heritage of secrets reaching back over many hundreds of years. Alex Majoli accompanied one of the around 700 gondolieri for several days and captured a sensitive portrait of the gondolier and his city. See the city familiar from thousands of photographs in an entirely new light.

Butch Dalisay: “When you step into Venice for the very first time … you smile, and smile.”

Hmmm … I wonder why?

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June 21, 2011 at 3:49 PM

The convergence of still and video

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David Walker writes for PDN:

“A fashion photographer’s usual pathway to shooting a campaign video for a major fashion clients is a gradual ascent through smaller productions.”

Yes, it’s happening.

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June 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM

iPhone photography

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June 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM

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