Sunday, January 31, 2010

Connecticut PPA Meeting

Come join us at the Connecticut PPA convention next weekend Feb 5, 6, 7, 8. Friday is FREE. The trade show is FREE.



"Free Friday" is the beginning of the 4 day long convention and trade show in Cromwell, CT

You do NOT need to be a member, just register in advance: Convention Schedule and Registration Page

If you attend on Friday and Saturday you can get six speaker for ONLY $99 ($79 for PPA members). What a deal! Come join us for this great lineup.

Used Camera Buyer at the CPPA 2010 Trade Show

The Trade show is FREE
Feb 7, 2010 [Sunday] 10:00AM-3:00PM Trade Show

Used Camera Buyer would like to welcome everyone to the CPPA 2010 Trade Show! Turn your used camera gear into cash! Used Camera Buyer will be attending your CPPA trade show on Feb. 7th with our checkbook. Bring us your used or unwanted camera equipment and we will convert it to CASH.

We make selling it easy. We can also answer any questions that you may have toll free at 866-735-5444 x9 or email quotes@usedcamerabuyer.com.

Used camera buyer will purchase all format film cameras, digital cameras, lenses, flash equipment and more. There’s no need to bring backdrops, props, long roll cameras and darkroom equipment, regrettably we can not purchase these.

This is a perfect opportunity to get the NEW items you want at the show; we can write the check to your vendor. So dust off your Hasselblad, Mamiya, Canon, Nikon and Bronica and bring it to us, UsedCameraBuyer.Com at the show – see ya there!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tim Grey "Photoshop Why and How" Workshop at Light Photographic Workshops

"Photoshop Why and How" Workshop at Light Photographic Workshops

I'm pleased to announce I will be teaching a workshop entitled "Photoshop Why and How" at Light Photographic Workshops in California, March 22-26, 2010. Even better, if you register today (by close of business on Friday, January 22, 2010) you'll receive special "early bird" pricing.


In this workshop I'll help you better understand your images, gain insight into the motivation for a given image and the vision for that image, and then show you how to produce the very best results in Photoshop. In short, if you tend to focus on "how" to apply particular adjustments instead of thinking about the "why" for those adjustments, or if you have ever opened an image and didn't know where to begin, this is the workshop for you.


This workshop will include discussion of a wide variety of issues related to producing the best results for a photographic image, critique of your images in a group environment to help you better understand what is possible and how to best approach a variety of photographic situations, and a hands-on learning experience that will help ensure you leave feeling like a master of Photoshop and the workflow necessary to produce incredible results.
This will be an incredible workshop experience, and I look forward to sharing the experience with you in order to help you realize your photographic vision.
For more information, or to register (today, so you can take advantage of the early bird discount!), go here:
https://www.lightworkshops.com/tim%20_grey_photoshop_why_how_workshop.html

Friday, January 29, 2010

Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback)

Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots (Paperback) $16.49

Product Description
Now that you’ve bought the amazing Canon 50D, you need a book that goes beyond a tour of the camera’s features to show you exactly how to use the 50D to take great pictures. With Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you get the perfect blend of photography instruction and camera reference that will take your images to the next level! Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.Follow along with your friendly and knowledgeable guide, photographer and author Jeff Revell, and you will:• Learn the top ten things you need to know about shooting with the 50D• Use the 50D’s automatic modes to get better shots right away• Move on to the Creative zone, where you have full control over the look and feel of your images• Master the photographic basics of composition, focus, depth of field, and much more• Learn all the best tricks and techniques for getting great action shots, landscapes, and portraits• Find out how to get great shots in low light• Fully grasp all the concepts and techniques as you go, with assignments at the end of every chapterWith Canon 50D: From Snapshots to Great Shots, you’ll learn not only what makes a great shot work—you’ll learn how to get that shot using your 50D. And once you’ve got the shot, show it off!

Join the book’s Flickr group, share your photos, and discuss how you use your 50D to get great shots at www.flickr.com/groups/canon_50dfromsnapshotstogreatshots

About the Author
Jeff Revell has been shooting professionally for more than 25 years, and has a wide range of expertise in everything from landscape to travel to urban photography. Widely known as the photographer behind the popular Photowalk Pro blog (revellphotography.com/blog), Jeff shares inspirational images, hosts lively discussions, and creates tutorials on digital photography techniques. In addition, he leads training classes and hands-on workshops on digital imaging technology around the globe.

Read a review here: Another Book Review: From Snap Shots to Great Shots (Canon 50D)

Andrew Zuckerman's "Bird"

This is GREAT! Wow! I wish that I could have been there for that project! You have to watch these! Lisa

Turning his camera to the world of birds, Andrew Zuckerman has a created a new body of work revealing the vivid colors, textures, and personalities of each subject in extraordinary detail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4D9whjbdyI



There is also a book Bird by Andrew. I just ordered it.

Now as a photographer I just had to look and see HOW he did this. It was obvious from the three catchlights in the eyes (and the white background) that this was some a studio setup ---- but where and how?

BIRD: behind the scenes with Andrew Zuckerman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI8AnndGmQ0 behind the scenes at the National Aviary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMhtAIHybnY

he has done this with other creatures too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwKSWm47zQk

video

Scott Kelby's new book Photo Recipes Live

Photo Recipes Live: Behind the Scenes: Your Guide to Today's Most Popular Lighting Techniques (Paperback)
Product Description
Scott Kelby, author of the best-selling The Digital Photography Book, brings to life his “Photo Recipes” chapter—not just from this book, but from his smash best-selling follow-ups, volumes 2 and 3. In this two-hour video and companion booklet, Scott shows you exactly how it’s all done, from scratch, without holding anything back.If you’ve ever wondered how the pros use natural light, studio light, and even direct daylight to get those amazing shots, you’ll see it all here, live, as it happens. Most of the shoot takes place in an amazing New York City loft photo studio as Scott re-creates the looks he describes in the book, along with some bonus lighting set-ups that aren’t in the book, to create a very special learning experience you won’t find anywhere else.Everything is put together from scratch (from studio shots to location shots to product photography), all while the cameras are rolling—you see it all from the very beginning so you’ll be able to re-create those same looks without spending thousands on expensive high-end equipment. Best of all, Scott explains everything in simple, plain English, just like he’d tell a friend, using the same casual, conversational style that made his series of books a worldwide sensation. If you’ve ever wondered “how they do it,” you’re about to find out in this amazing DVD/book combo that shows how easy this all can be—once you know the secrets.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Al Ward's ActionFx ONLY $20

I have a membership with Al Ward's ActionFx. There are LOTS of brushes, actions, etc. etc. to help enhance your photography. It is well worth the membership ($20 if you act now). Lisa

Al Ward is offering your a Full 1 Year Membership for $20.00. Using the coupon code below will get you the discount and give you access to my entire downloads database, (currently 135,000 downloads) as well as all the new content I'm posting daily. I have an additional 300,000 Photoshop and Elements presets, Digiscrapping embellishents and Photographer tools ready to add as time allows, so it will be well worth your investment.

This offer is good for first time memberships, renewals and extensions to current active memberships.

To take advantage of this, Enter the Coupon Code at the bottom of the sign-up page:
Coupon Code: 6E3526306E http://actionfx.com/amember/signup.php

Photoshop Tools- General Links

Tools for Photographers and Photography

Tools for Web Design Graphics

Tools for Digital Scrapbooking

Tools for Photoshop Customization

Text Effects

Photo Effects

Freebies, News and Updates

Camerapedia

This site is a free-content encyclopedia of camera information, a repository of information about all still camera brands and models. To learn more about this project, read the About Camerapedia.org page.

By contributing, you can share your knowledge of camera equipment with everyone. If you would like to add or correct any information on this site, sign up for a user account here (this is simple and free), log in, and click any "edit" link. You can browse the Help section, e.g. to learn how to add images, and play around in the Sandbox, if you'd like to see how the site works before actually making changes.

The company was founded in 1933 with the name Seiki Kōgaku Kenkyūjo (or Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory) by the co-founder Yoshida Gorō and his brother-in-law Uchida Saburō, funded by Mitarai Takeshi, a close friend of Uchida. Its original purpose was to research into the development of quality cameras. In June 1934 they released their first camera, the Kwanon (pronounced kannon), named after the Buddhist bodhisattva of mercy of the same name. The following year the camera's name was changed to the less overtly religious Canon (pronounced kyanon). The company changed its name to Canon Camera in 1947, and to Canon in 1969.

The company was founded in 1917 as Nippon Kōgaku Kōgyō K.K. with the merger of two Japanese optical firms with military connections. The company's first camera lenses were designed in the 1920s by Heinrich Acht, who was invited with a team of German engineers. After the departure of Acht, the lens design department was taken over by Sunayama Kakuya. The first lens mounted on a camera for civil use was the Anytar 12cm f/4.5 made in the early 1930s, renamed Nikkor in 1932.

Shoot the stripes in Bandhavgarh National Park

Its high time to visit Bandhavgarh NP as 4 females raising 12 cubs in tourist zone. Four males and six young females are added bouns. Join me on this exciting tour to the absolute best place here is India for Tigers - amazing grasslands and the rocky terrains gives you best image backgrounds. Our itinerary has been custom planned for the serious wildlife/bird photographer. Accomodations and transport will be very comfortable and professional. Hotels chosen for the trip provide great photo opportunities literally at their doorstep and every room will have seperate watch tower for bird photography in afternoon sessions. Hotel is luxury one with swimming pool , AC rooms, amazing Madhya Pradesh cousines and rich range of wines and spirits. And don't be afraid to bring your all lenses, as we may need smallest one to biggest gun. We will be having 14 safaris in Park and You will not get back home without amazing photos of Tigers, Deers, Wild bores and central India bird species. My word on it.

We will have private vehicles during the entire safari, with only 3 person per Gypsy which otherwise can accomodate six persons , plus one guide and driverBring as much gear as you can. Game viewing is done in open 4x4 vehicles and you will be led by some of the leading guides in Bandhavgarh. Less number of participants makes sure that I will be with you atleast once in morning or evening ride.

Price: US$ 2999 per person ( I bet you won't find better price ) on twin sharing basis. 500 US$ for single supplementIncludes: Hotels, domestic Travel form Jabalpur to Tala and return to Jabalpur in AC SUV , ground transfers, all meals, unlimited bottled mineral water, entry fees of park , Guide fees & tips.

Excludes : Alcoholic Drinks and beverages

Group size: Only 5, so hurry up!

Dates: March 7th to 13th, April 2nd to 8th, April 15th to April 21st, May 2nd to May 8th, May 12th to 18th, May 25th to 31st, June 2nd to June 8th and final June 12th to June 18th JuneSpecial Groups :-

Please shoot an e-mail For full details please e-mail me at barveharshad@yahoo.com , Do visit www.tigersofindia.net for previous years images and you can find lot of them here on BPN in wild life forum

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

iPhone photo contest

Win thousands of dollars in prizes - Celebrity Judges select the winners!

Apple's iPhone is rewriting the rules of mobile imaging. Adorama, a leading photographic and computer reseller, recognizes the power and innovation that the iPhone is contributing to the world of photography.

Utilize the power of your iPhone to share your most inspiring and boundary‐pushing images.
Enter now for your chance to Win!

Take a photo with your iPhone

Use the apps of your choice to edit your photo

Prizes

One - $1,000 Adorama Gift Certificate
Estimated value: $1000.00
The Grand Prize will be awarded to one winner. An Adorama Gift Certificate allows you to choose how much you want to spend. Because no camera/optics dealer offers greater value and selection than Adorama. One Grand Prize winner will be getting a lot with this $1,000.00 gift certificate.

Ten Wacom Tablets
Estimated value: $129.95
The second place prize will be awarded to ten winners: Bamboo Craft Pen & Touch is the perfect tool for unleashing your creativity! Get hands-on with your projects using both pen and Multi-Touch input for your computer. Multi-Touch enables you to navigate and work with your creative assets quickly and easily. The pressure-sensitive pen lets you create your own art, edit photos, add embellishments, and provide apersonal touch with your natural handwriting and doodles.

Fifteen Canon Wireless Printers
Estimated value: $129.95
The third place prize will be awarded to fifteen winners. The Pixma MP560 Inkjet Photo All-In-One Printer lets you easily print from anywhere around the house enjoying incredible 9600 x 2400 maximum color dpi with a minimum color droplet size of 1pl and a individual ink tank system. So, you can print beautiful borderless photos up to 8.5" x 11" or crisp, clean documents and enjoy incredible quality. The Pixma MP560 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One perfectly blends performance and convenience. Its built-in two-sided printing can save you paper and help the environment so you can be efficient and eco-friendly, all at the same time. The new Auto Photo Fix II feature automatically adjusts and helps to correct your photos and you can preview images before you print on its built-in 2.0" LCD. Plus, quickly access and select the function of your choice with the Easy Scroll Wheel. Dual Color Gamut Processing Technology enables your copies to maintain the integrity of the original. For the scanner in you, the Auto Scan Mode automatically recognizes the type of original you are scanning and saves it with the appropriate settings.

Thirty - $100 Adorama Gift Certificates
Estimated value: $100.00
The fourth prize will be awarded to thirty winners. An Adorama Gift Certificate allows you to choose how much you want to spend. Because no camera/optics dealer offers greater value and selection than Adorama. Thirty fourth place winners will be getting a lot with this $100.00 gift certificate.

Twenty-Five $50 Apple App Store Gift Cards
The fifth prize will be awarded to twenty-five winners. The App Store gift card lets you choose from thousands of apps for your iPhone, and get music, movies, and more - all from iTunes.
Gift certificate terms and conditions apply. See apple.com for more details.

200 copies of "The Best Camera" Book
Estimated value: $19.99 The sixth price will be awarded to two-hundred winners.
The Best Camera is the One That's With YouA beacon of creativity with boundless energy, Chase Jarvis is well known as a visionary photographer, director, and social artist. In The Best Camera Is The One That's With You, Chase reimagines, examines, and redefines the intersection of art and popular culture through images shot with his iPhone.

25 copies of "The iPhone Book"
Estimated value: $15.99
The seventh price will be awarded to twenty-five winners.
The iPhone Book, Third Edition with Scott Kelby and Terry White."Most iPhone users are only using 10% of the iPhone's features and many are amazed at the things the iPhone can do by just downloading an app or two." If that sounds familiar to you, no other book out there will get you up-to-speed faster on what can be done with an iPhone than this book."

10 - 26 page 12"x12" Photobooks
Estimated value: $63.00
The eighth prize will be awarded to ten winners.
The AdoramaPix Real Photobook...not just a book with pictures.All the features of high-end albums, including pages amde of real, archival photo paper, 100% lay-flat binding, custom-design hard covers, professional color corrections and more!
Each contestant will be awarded one 12" x 12", 26 page photobook, a $63.00 value.For more details and information about AdoramaPix photobooks visit adoramapix.com.

Submit your photo here, or email it to adorama@strutta.com

Tell us how you created your photos and what apps were used, and earn a chance at winning one of many exciting prizes!

Want to just vote for an app? No problem, you can still win prizes! Just click here.
Read the contest requirements.

Workshops & Tours Adirondack Photography Institute

Adirondack Photography Institute
Black & White for the Color Photographer with Greg Miller April 16-18 Newburgh, NY
Spring Waterfalls of the Finger Lakes with Mark Bowie and Joe LeFevre June 10-13 Ithaca, NY
Springtime Wildlife Photography with Eric Dresser June 20-23 Inlet, NY
Lake Ontario Basic Digital Photography with Joe LeFevre June 24-27 Oswego, NY
Annual Alumni Workshopwith John Radigan July 18-21 Inlet, NY
Photographing the Night Landscape with Mark Bowie August 1-4 Inlet, NY
Adirondack Waters with Mark Bowie August 15-18 Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Fall in the Mountains with Carl Heilman September 26-29 Lake Placid, NY
A Nature of Possibility RetreatwithJohn RadiganSeptember 26-October 1 Inlet, NY
Adirondack Fall Photo Workshop with Mark Bowie October 3-6 North Creek, NY
The Contemplative Landscape with George DeWolfe October 3-8 Inlet, NY
Fall Color in the Hudson Valley with Greg Miller October 15-17 Newburgh, NY

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT. We offer a 5% discount to those registering by the early registration date for a program.

OTHER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

NOTE - The discounts below may not be combined. However, registrants may combine one of the discounts below with the Early Registration Discount, to qualify for the maximum 10% off.

Alumni DiscountAPI owes a debt of gratitude to our alumni for their continuing support. In recognition of this we offer a 5% discount to individuals who have previously participated in our programs.

Camera Club Discount API recognizes the importance of the many fine camera clubs and membership organizations. After verifying your membership in the organization we will extend a 5% discount to you on the cost of registration. North American Nature Photographers Association; New England Camera Club Council

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies

The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies
Tuesday, January 26 at 8 pm ET/PT on NOVA
Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.

Orange-and-black wings fill the sky as NOVA charts one of nature's most remarkable phenomena: the epic migration of monarch butterflies across North America. NOVA's filmmakers followed monarchs on the wing throughout their extraordinary odyssey. To capture a butterfly's point of view, camera operators used a helicopter, ultralight, and hot-air balloon for aerial views along the butterflies' transcontinental route. "The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies" director Nick de Pencier describes his attempts to fly like a butterfly and other adventures making the film.

Find that and more on the program's companion website.

Watch the program online now.

lens rental company located in Central Connecticut

Want to try before you buy? Need a special lens for a trip, or special shoot?

Let me introduce you to the lens rental company located in Central Connecticut

Wide selection of Nikon, Canon, Sigma and other lenses.

- Local pick-up by appointment

- Available for contact 24/7

- Low rental prices and excellent quality

Governor's Footguard Dog Show Feb 21

Governor's Footguard Dog Show Feb 21 http://www.governorsfootguard.com/dogshow/

Feb, 21, 2010 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
XL Center Exhibition Hall 1 Civic Center Plaza Hartford, CT 06106

An AKC sanctioned all breed, obedience and junior dog show. Public is invited to watch the competition and meet the dog owners and handlers.

ADMISSION: Adults $8

About the Foot Guard Dog Show... Since the 1920’s, the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard Athletic Association has sponsored, with a small number of exceptions, an annual AKC sanctioned dog show. The current format of the show is All Breed, Obedience and Junior Showmanship (AB/O/JSHW). Dogs entered in our show compete for championship points. We generally have around 1200 dogs entered in our show representing all seven groups (Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding) and representing about 140 different breeds. These entrants come from all over the United States and Canada. Our show is held, generally, on the third Sunday in February of the year. We partner with the Elm City Kennel Club, who holds their show the day prior to ours and we use the same venue. For the past several years, that venue has been the XL Center in Hartford, CT. The Hartford Obedience Training Club runs the obedience trials at our show. Our dog show superintendent is MB-F, Inc. of Greensboro, NC, one of the premier dog show producers and managers in the United States. Some of the proceeds of our dog show are used to fund two scholarships that are given to pre-veterinary students at the University of Connecticut; one attending the School of Agriculture and one attending the School of Natural Resources. In addition to our AKC sanctioned show, we also hold a match dog show sometime in late September or early October. This is an informal or ‘practice’ show so no championship points are awarded. Instead, it is an opportunity for dogs and handlers to learn how to show. Our match show is held and the First Company Governor’s Horse Guard reservation in Avon, CT. Questions or comments? Contact us at dogshow@governorsfootguard.com

Monday, January 25, 2010

Macro Boot Camp Presented by Mike Moats

Macro Boot Camp Presented by Mike Moats, an award-winning, published nature photographer specializing in macro photography.
www.tinylandscapes.com

Sponsored by Tamron – Lensbaby – Nik Software – Hunt’s Photo – Helicon Focus – PhotoFlex - Outdoor Photo Gear

This will be an in depth unique three days of learning, fun, and entertainment. It is for the beginner to the advanced photographer wanting to learn more about the macro world in nature.

Where; The Embassy Suites Hotel, Livonia, Michigan (just outside Detroit)

Dates and Times : March 26th 5:00pm – 8:00pm March 27th 9:00am – 5:00pm March 28th 9:00am – 2:00pm

Mike will cover macro lenses, Lensbabies, the best tripods and heads for macro, special macro accessories, stacking images with Helicon Focus, reversing lenses. Composing, and learning how to see the artwork in nature. Learn how to control depth of field. See how to build a collapsible enclosed plexiglas wind shield for shooting flowers. Camera positioning for that perfect background. When and how to use reflectors, diffusers, plamps, focusing rails, and more.

Mike shows his image processing using Photoshop and Nik Software. Bring your camera because Tamron and Lensbaby will be providing lens for you to try out. Mike will have subjects set up for you to shoot. You will have a chance to win door prizes from our sponsors. Sales on many of the products you see at the workshop will be offered in a Hunt’s Photo flyer. Bring some of your macro photos to show each other. The Embassy Hotel will offer special room rates for this event. Lunch on Saturday and Sunday included in the price of the workshop.

Limited to forty participants, so don’t wait to register or you may miss out. If you register and pay before January 1st, you will receive a free PDF of Mike’s e-book, “Running A Successful Nature Photography Business” ($59.00 value).

Cost $149.00 For more information or to register by credit card, call Mike at (586)770-3992.

Or register online at MikeMoatsBooks.com
Mike Moats www.tinylandscapes.com
www.MikeMoatsBooks.com
Macro Boot Camp

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fall Foliage workshop Maine October JOHN PAUL CAPONIGRO

JOHN PAUL CAPONIGRO
Fall Foliage
Oct 15-18

Tuition: $1250 (no lab fee!)
Discounts
Policies
Register Online or call 207-354-0578. Space is limited!
How to Prepare

Class Size: Limited to 12

Limited class size and selective enrollment ensures that topics covered may be adjusted for the needs of the group and participants receive individual attention.

Workshop Overview
Breathtaking is the word for the destinations visited during this week. This is a tour of jewels along the dramatic Maine seacoast while it is flooded with autumnal color. We'll visit Acadia National Park, Pemaquid Point, the Union lakes region, and many tucked away treasures along the the St. George River Valley (including some spots only the locals know about). Harvest season finds the air exhilaratingly crisp setting forest canopies and blueberry fields afire with stunning reds, oranges, and yellows. My private studio will be our home base where demonstrations will take place and from which we will make daily excursions. Reviews of participant's work during the week are conducted in studio, in transit, and on location. Get ready for a non-stop week of making images.

Participants may wish to take extra time on the weekends before or after the workshop to visit nearby islands (Monhegan, Vinalhaven, or Isleboro) or continue on to the White Mountains in Vermont.

"I expected pretty much just a tour with guidence available, and was blown away by how much it was about creativity from the inside out, rather than the typical workshop. It was really about us and our process of seeing, looking and creating against a backdrop of fall colors. The exercises were well thought out and built on each other ... this is a workshop that is really head and shoulders above all the other I've been to. "
- Susan Beveridge, Fall Foliage - October, 2008

Content
Digital imaging has been revolutionizing photography and liberating photographers for over a decade. Today the possibilities for photographic image-making appear limitless. The new potentials of digital imaging aren't unlocked in the lab alone. Once you fully understand the possibilities and begin to integrate them into your practice, you will start making photographs in new ways, hopefully even ways all your own.

That's what this week is for. After new working methods and perceptual patterns have been suggested, participants will be encouraged to make new images employing both historical and contemporary methods, searching for an optimal balance tailored for each inpidual. You’ll find a balance that’s best for you. For some this week will be an introduction to the possibilities, for others it will be about tying them all together. It will be a complete immersion for everyone. The most important thing to bring is an open mind.

Freeman Patterson offers excellent advice. List all of the rules of photography. And break them. If you do this, you’ll develop a better understanding of the medium. I recommend you take this advice one step further. List all of your rules of photography. And break them. You’ll either find confirmation that what you’re doing is right for you or you’ll make new breakthroughs.
Daily readings, discussions, demonstrations, and assignments will guide inpidual explorations. Once an optimal image adjustment strategy (including converting images with Camera Raw and sharpening) has been outlined and detailed, I'll demonstrate and you'll learn techniques such as how to expand format, extend depth of field, increase dynamic range, paint with light, use creative focus effects, convert color to black-and-white, and much more.

Participants need a digital camera, portable computer, and Adobe Photoshop. Manufacturer loans may be available. Photographic skills, an open mind, and curiosity are the primary requirements for this week. Students will be required to have only a general understanding of digital imaging, though some experience with Photoshop is recommended. The more you bring to the week, the more you'll take back.

This workshop is right for you if
You want to explore the full potential of photography and your personal vision while making photographs at inspiring locations, receiving feedback on your images as you make them.

Workshop requirements
A basic comfort level with Photoshop is required for all of John Paul's sessions.
DVDs

My DVD series R/Evolution offers excellent resources to help you prepare for my workshops and review core material presented long afterwards. Find out more about my DVDs. Click Here

Tiffen's Steadicam Smoothee is an image stabilizer that will work with the Apple iPhone 3Gs.

Tiffen's Steadicam Smoothee is an image stabilizer that will work with the Apple iPhone 3Gs.
Read the article here: http://www.creativepro.com/article/new-steadicam-makes-iphone-video-rock-solid





Saturday, January 23, 2010

Raising a stink over printer ink

Raising a stink over printer ink
an article in the LA Times...By Steve Everly

"Officials who regulate weights and measures for states are preparing for a showdown with manufacturers over how ink cartridges are labeled."

"Most printer manufacturers, except Kodak, sell the printers at low cost and then earn big profits on the cartridges. The American Consumer Institute in a study in late 2008 said that consumers were being lured into a bad deal by buying the lower-cost printers and then overpaying an estimated $6 billion per year for the cartridges."

read the entire article here: Raising a stink over printer ink

Layer Fundamentals in Photoshop CS4

From DPS

Layer Fundamentals in Photoshop CS4

This photoshop tutorial will explain how and when to use layers for various situations in CS4.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Les Campbell's matting course

Lisa -

Just received this email from Elaine, Les Campbell's assistant, about a new round of print matting and framing classes coming up at Les's home at Sky Meadow. While Les normally does this over 3 Saturday mornings but in the past, he has done it for folks from Connecticut over 1 Saturday morning and the next Saturday morning and part of the afternoon, to cut down on the driving to and from Connecticut. If you want to learn how to mount, mat, and frame your prints, this is an excellent way and place to learn. Besides the class fee, there are charges for the materials used but Les marks these items up only 10% over his costs to keep the total costs down.

Since Les does not have internet access, Elaine requests that folks interested in taking the course email her at her address: darrmorton@charter.net .

Gary

Les and I will be offering Saturday workshops for $30 beginning February 6, 2010. If interested please email me - we can only take four people at a time. Will extend into March if there is demand. Let me know. Elaine

High ISO, Low Noise

High ISO, Low Noise
The Digital Decisive Moment
We’re entering an era of new possibilities, where low-noise and high-ISO digital capture is defining new aesthetics. And it’s not just about low-light shooting.
By William Sawalich

Read the entire article here: http://www.digitalphotopro.com/technique/camera-technique/the-digital-decisive-moment.html

EIGHT BIRDING TOURS UNDER $2000

EIGHT BIRDING TOURS UNDER $2000
Getting the most for your money is on everyone's mind these days.
Check out this selection of Sunrise Birding tours priced UNDER $2000!

ARIZONA HUMMINGBIRD MADNESS, August 2010 -- $1850 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10AZ_hummers/

BRAZIL: GUAPI ASSU BIRD LODGE & REGUA, October 2010 -- $1995 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10BrazilAF/

HUNGARY: KISKUNSAG NATIONAL PARK, May 2010 -- $1695 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10hungary/

NEW YORK STATE SPRING WEEKEND, May 2010 -- $595 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10NYSWeekend/

PANAMA CANOPY TOWER, July 2010 -- $1995 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10Panama/

PANAMA CANOPY LODGE, July 2010 -- $1350 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10Panama/

SPANISH PYRENEES, June 2010 -- $1995 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10pyrenees/
TEXAS, BIG BEND & THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS, April 2010 -- $1995 -- Details at http://www.sunrisebirding.com/10bigbend/

Offering excellent birding opportunities at great value while maintaining the highest standards.
That's what we are all about! For these and other fantastic birding and wildlife tours, go to www.sunrisebirding.com

For the latest news, go to http://www.sunrisebirding.com/news/
Good Birding!

Gina Nichol

“Moon Over Hernandez” An insight into Ansel Adams

“Moon Over Hernandez” An insight into Ansel Adams

The workings of and the insight into this photograph by Ansel’s son, Michael.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wacom Intuos3 9x12 for sale

Tom got a new Wacom for Christmas so we are selling the one that he got for Christmas last year. $225 includes tablet, mouse, pen, driver CD and box. These are selling on ebay for $250 to $330 and on Amazon for $330 to $380

If you use Photoshop or Elements to edit you will LOVE the Wacom. Just try drawing a circle with your mouse! The pen is much more natural in your hand and makes editing MUCH easier! I have a Wacom Cintiq and I have an Intuos3 6x8 for my laptop. Just reply to this email if you would like to buy it from Tom.


http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Intuos3-12-Inch-Tablet-Metallic-Gray/dp/B0003009AI

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

CT-PPA FREE TRADE SHOW at annual convention

The CT-PPA (Connecticut Professional Photographers Association) annual convention is in February.

We have 2 special offers for camera enthusiasts and/or potential CPPA members.

Friday Feb 5th is Free Friday!
3 nationally know speakers presenting their programs.

Sunday Feb 7th is FREE Trade Show Day!
We have free passes to enjoy our vendor trade show on Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Go to the website http://www.ctppa.com/ for more information.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Canon 600mm for sale

I had mentioned that Jim Zipp was selling his canon 600mm F4 IS lens a couple of days ago. He has posted some photos of the lens and photos taken with the lens. http://jimzippphotography.com/Canon600mmForSale/

Canon 600 f4.0 For Sale
Delivered New USA Jan08
B&H price Today $8150
Jim's Price $6150 (includes a LensCoat, a $99 value)

It is in excellent condition

Please email Jim [jimzipp@sbcglobal.net] or stop in the store if you are interested.

Jim Zipp
The Fat Robin Wild Bird and Nature Shop 3000 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06518
http://www.fatrobin.com
203-248-7068
Jim Zipp Bird Photography www.JimZippPhotography.com

TriFlash Bracket

want to take studio type photos but cannot afford those expensive lights? Try this...

TriFlash Bracket




The TriFlash is a unique bracket to allow photographers to attach up to three flash guns on to one light stand. The bracket also features an umbrella socket so the gun(s) can be used with or without a shoot through or reflective umbrella. Whether you are looking for increased overall power or a quicker recycling time with the guns on lower power, the TriFlash will be a valuable addition to your kit.

A new iPhone app for all of you BIRDERS

BirdsEye -- A new iPhone app for all of you BIRDERS

Discover which birds are actually being seen nearby. Get instant access to the local bird life – whether you’re at home or on the road.

Browse the map of 25,000 birding hotspots, and see which birds have been observed at each. You will always know where your best birding opportunities are.

Looking for a special bird? BirdsEye can show you where any one of 847 North American species has been seen recently – and even give you directions.

Record which birds you've seen, and BirdsEye will constantly help you find new life birds.

Lisa's note, what you do not have a lifelist yet??? It's time!

Birdseye will help you find those birds that you are searching for. It uses eBird data to show you on a map where and when a particular species has been reported and gives you directions to the location where it can be found.

Stunning photographs from the VIREO collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences.
Four hours of brilliant bird calls and song from the Macaulay Library of Sound.
Personal insights from field guide author Kenn Kaufman on finding each bird.
Content for 377 additional species is available through the BirdsEye store.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How to Take Great Photos with the Canon D-SLR System

How to Take Great Photos with the Canon D-SLR System (A Lark Photography Book) (Paperback)~ Rob Sheppard
Product Description
This exciting new guide is a must-have for every Canon owner! It’s tailored specifically to working with Canon equipment, and designed to help Canon shooters use their systems more effectively and make informed decisions when purchasing equipment.
Not only will Rob Sheppard teach you how to use every feature and function, along with creative and practical photographic methods, but he also provides easy-to-understand instructions on how to execute these techniques using a variety of Canon cameras.

About the Author
ROB SHEPPARD has had a long-time and nationally recognized commitment to helping photographers connect with digital imaging technology. He was the founding editor of PCPhoto and Outdoor Photographer magazines, and is the author/photographer of over a dozen photo books, including Magic of Digital Nature Photography, the PCPhoto Digital SLR Handbook, and the Epson Complete Guide to Digital Printing. He also writes a column in Outdoor Photographer called “Digital Horizons” and teaches around the country. His photography has been published in many magazines.

NEW Canon 50D with Battery Grip for sale

Len got a 7D for Christmas, but little did his generous wife know that he had just purchased a Canon 50D. So he is selling the new in the box Canon 50D with Battery grip. Email Len if you are interested phylen186@gmail.com

My camera I wish to sell is Canons 50D body only, software, wires, etc. (still in the box) with battery grip (new, in the box) for $1100
Thanks, Len Acuzzo

Yellowstone May 29-June 5th 2010 Workshop

May 29-June 5th 2010 (4 spots left): Late spring in Yellowstone National Park offers the nature photographer a unique opportunity to witness natural events rarely seen. You may be able to observe and photograph wolves and grizzly bears hunting new born elk calves in the lush green meadows of Lamar Valley and the Swan Lake sagebrush flats among other areas within the park. This is a spectacular time of year to visit Yellowstone, before the large crowds of summer arrive. Join award winning long time professional wildlife photographer D. Robert Franz for this special photographic adventure. Robert lives in the Greater Yellowstone Eocsystem and spend a tremendous amount of time in the park, far more than most other tour leaders. Local knowledge is vital in a park as large as Yellowstone.

For more information visit http://www.franzfoto.com/workshops.php?itemid=34
D. Robert Franz
http://www.franzfoto.com
Franzfoto Intstructional Tourshttp://www.franzfoto.com/workshops.php

Inkjet Printing Done Right with Eduardo Angel NYC

Inkjet Printing Done Right with Eduardo Angel

You have the right photo printer, but are you using it the right way? After this seminar, you will be able to make prints at home that look like they came from a custom photo lab. We’ll discuss printer technologies, basic color management and the proper use of the print driver.

You will be thrilled with your end results!

About the Instructor
Eduardo Angel was born and raised in Colombia, spent adolescence traveling to 500 cities in over 30 countries and is now based in Brooklyn, New York. He has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture as well as a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been exhibited and published extensively and among his clients he has the New York Magazine and the Chicago Architectural Foundation. He has experience with studio and location lighting, color management, RAW workflow, wide format printing, and all the major professional digital manipulation and shooting applications.

Fee: $35.00

If this class is filled, please add yourself to the waitlist by clicking the "Register" button and entering your name and email address. We will contact you if there is an opening or additional class offered.

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Calumet New York 22 W. 22nd Street New York, New York 10010
212.989.8500

Capacity: 15 (13 remaining)

CalumetPhoto.com

10% off your camera or lens rental

10% off your camera or lens rental

I have borrowed lenses from them before and they were great! Use them to try out a new lens before deciding to purchase it, to rent a lens that you only need once in a while, etc. Lisa

Use promo code "2010" before checkout to get 10% off your rental. Discount runs through January 31st

Camera Gear Rental

PDN phto annual

PDN wants to see your most compelling, provocative, and emotional work.

Submit your best photos online by January 25.Winners and their work will be featured in the May issue of PDN and on the website; they will be invited to an awards celebration in New York.Photographers can also apply for the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and Maine Media Workshops Scholarship and Prize for New Directions in Creative Photographic Portraiture of $15,000 and a solo exhibition at the Farnsworth Art Museum; and the Marty Forscher Fellowship, which will award cash grants to students and young professionals with a talent for humanistic photography.

Visit pdnphotoannual.com for more information.

How to avoid lens flare

A very different approach by Ron Niebrugge

How to avoid lens flare


"When photographing directly into the sun, especially with zoom lenses, it seems like lens flare is almost impossible to avoid. I thought I would share a little trick that I have used for the last few years for eliminating flare. I capture two images, one that includes the sun and flare, and one where I block the sun and eliminate the flare as you can see above. I then combine the two images using photomerge in Photoshop keeping most of the image on the right except for the portion of the image where you see my fingers."

Sunday, January 17, 2010

CA State Park photography permits

This was posted on NPN by David Cobb

Just spoke with Helene Dervishian, the CA State Parks photography permit coordinator. You must now have a permit to photograph in the CA State Parks if it looks like you're a professional (i.e. nice camera or setting up shots that take time) according to her. Permits vary by county, park, and visit. For a simple still photography permit they are free, but the state review fee is $65 for each (possibly good for up to 6 months) a longer time period costs up to $200. You cannot get a blanket one year CA State Park permit. You must have photography insurance to finish the application. I have all the guidelines and contact information and can email them to you if you're interested. It sounds like photographing in CA state parks is becoming a bureaucratic nightmare. Without a permit, citations will be issued.

More information can be found here: http://www.film.ca.gov/ContactUs/index.html here: http://www.largeformatphotography.info/photo-permits/ and here: http://www.film.ca.gov/Permits/index.html

Helene Dervishian specifically stated still photography with a SLR camera, and that permit review is $65 (permit is free). I know people who were warned that they would be cited if they didn't stop taking photographs. Some places are more agressive than others I guess.

The Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera includes an inkless printer equipped with ZINK technology.

The Polaroid PoGo instant digital camera includes an inkless printer equipped with ZINK technology. http://www.creativepro.com/article/new-polaroid-digital-camera-has-built-printer

The first Polaroid branded ZINK-enabled product, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is a pocket-sized mobile printer that creates ZINK prints wirelessly from a Bluetooth®-enabled camera phone or via USB with a PictBridge-enabled digital camera and is available worldwide.

Read the rest of the article and see the photos here

101 Photoshop Tips in 5

101 Photoshop Tips in 5

Deke McClelland's uncensored, unregulated, and frankly unwise videos on the topics of computer graphics, digital imaging, and the unending realm of creative manipulations.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

600mm lens for sale

Jim Zipp just upgraded and bought the new Canon 800mm Lens.

That means that he is his 24 month old Canon 600 (USA). We went over and saw it and it is in excellent condition. It has had a lenscoat on it since it was a newborn! LOL

New from B&H they are $8050. He is selling it for $6000, including the lenscoat.

Please email Jim [jimzipp@sbcglobal.net] or stop in the store if you are interested.

Jim Zipp
The Fat Robin Wild Bird and Nature Shop
3000 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT 06518
http://www.fatrobin.com
203-248-7068

Jim Zipp Bird Photography www.JimZippPhotography.com

Welcome to Photography COURSE NYC

NEW! Welcome to Photography

You asked for it, you got it: a short course on all the basics! Geared towards beginning photographers, this class explains everything from camera operation to printing options. Topics include ISO, shutter speeds and aperture settings, fill flash, composition techniques, lens selection, and more. These principles will help you gain better control of your photography and creative vision. Bring your camera and your questions.Skill level: BeginnerFee: $35

Please note that most classes require a 48-hour notice for a 100% refund. Those valued at $100 or more require a 7-day notice for a full refund. If this class is filled, please add yourself to the waitlist by clicking the "Register" button and entering your name and email address. We will contact you if there is an opening or additional class offered.

When:
Saturday, January 30, 2010 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
OR
Saturday, March 6, 2010 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Calumet New York 22 W. 22nd Street New York, New York 10010
212.989.8500

Capacity: 15 (9 remaining)

CalumetPhoto.com

20th Annual Winter Carnivale

Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 21, 2010 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The 20th Annual Winter Carnivale, Art Gallery Opening Receptions and Ice Carving Competition in Chester Center

To give you an idea here is the 2009 line-up. Stay tuned for the 2010 information as they finalize it. http://www.visit-chester.com/major_annual_events/Winter_Carnivale.html

Chester Winter Carnivale Sunday, February 15th 2009. Please join us on Sunday, February 15th, as Chester celebrates its 19th Annual Winter Carnivale from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in Chester center rain, snow or shine. Free. There will be food by local restaurants and the Chester Rotary, and street performers in the town center. The ice carving competition will take place from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the parking lot behind 4 Water Street with judging shortly after. Spectators may vote for their favorite sculpture to win the "People's Choice Award." The "Chilly Chili Cook Off" will be held at the Chester Hose Company Fire House, 6 High Street, from 11:00 am to 1:00 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the Chester Hose Company. Attendees can purchase tickets at the door for $4.00, which allows them to taste all the wonderful chili and vote for their favorite. And last but not least, festively decorated tractors will parade up and down Main Street beginning at 2:00 p.m. at North Quarter Park, in the highly anticipated Chester Tractor Parade. Tractors can be dangerous. Please keep children on the sidewalks. Prize offered for best decorated tractor. Parking is available at the Maple Street and Water Street lots.http://www.visit-chester.com/ or call Leif Nilsson at 860-526-2077 for more information.Click Here to Register For the Ice Carving Competition!

From NEW YORK: Take I-95 north to exit 69 for route 9 north, drive to exit 6, at the bottom of the off ramp, make a right then drive one mile to center of town. Park anywhere.

From Springfield, MA. / Hartford, CT. Take I-91 south to route 9 south drive to exit 6, then make a left at the bottom of the exit, drive one mile to the center of town. Park anywhere.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Epson P-6000 Multimedia Picture Viewer $100 Rebate

Epson P-6000 Multimedia Picture Viewer$100 Rebate for a Limited Time
Put a screen and a card reader on a portable hard drive, and you have a pretty special device—one that can store and review shots wherever you are.
Epson's P-6000 Multimedia Viewer is just that useful gadget.
Fill a memory card while shooting, and plug it in to the P-6000. You can transfer images to the unit's 80GB hard drive in a snap—a great strategy for backing-up or freeing space on memory cards. As you zoom and pan through your photos, you'll be able to confirm image quality accurately: the P-6000's 4" screen displays over 16.7 million colors.
Since the viewer weighs just a pound and is under 6" wide, it conveniently fits into a shoulder bag with the rest of your gear.
And with a $100 mail-in rebate available through March 31, the P-6000 is a convenient fit in your equipment budget too.
Start Storing on the Go with the Epson P-6000 »
Get Details on the $100 P-6000 Mail-in Rebate »

29th Annual CT Flower & Garden Show Hartford Feb 18-21

Feb 18-21 "The Spice of Life" 29th Annual CT Flower & Garden Show Hartford
Peter Piccone: Enhancing Your Habitat for Songbirds & Butterflies 3:30 PM Friday
Michael Corcoran: Birdscaping: Native Plants for Our Native Birds 3:30 PM Saturday

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Canon's enormous 5200mm F/14 DSLR lens

I found this on pop-photo http://flash.popphoto.com/blog/2010/01/canons-enormous-5200mm-f14-dslr-lens-.html

Canon's enormous 5200mm F/14 DSLR lens -- this 5200mm is more than 6-feet long and weighs about 220-pounds. Minimum focus distance? 120 meters, which is just a shade under 400 feet.



See the video too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRq18WpQZC0&feature=player_embedded

The Slanted Lens Lighting Series™, volume 1!

GET FREE DVD

The Slanted Lens Lighting Series™, volume 1! Produced by: Jay P. Morgan for PHOTOFLEX®

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPBilqtHgqA&feature=player_embedded

Planning on getting (or giving) a new HD camera over the holidays? Here’s a great tutorial that will walk you through all the set ups for the new generation of Canon® and Nikon® DSLR cameras with HD video.

Produced by renowned commercial photographer Jay P. Morgan, whose client list includes such names as NBC, CBS Records, Showtime, Warner Bros., Orion and Columbia Pictures shares easy and insightful tips on how to get your camera to perform to get the shot you want. Regardless of your ability level.

Set in a Normal Rockwell meets Gary Larson story line, this will probably be the most entertaining tutorial you’ve ever taken. You’ll almost forget you’re learning! Check out the DVD trailer and request your FREE DVD today while supplies last.

Click here to request your copy today (use promotional code JPPHFX and pay just $4.95 for shipping/US addresses only) and learn some tricks from the master. Available in English and Spanish versions. It’s also a great addition to any photographic gift this holiday season.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Capture the Possibilities" May 23, 2010 George D. Lepp seminar

"Capture the Possibilities" George D. Lepp seminar May 23, 2010

In the age of digital, photography is still the same—but everything’s different! Exciting new equipment, capture techniques, and software programs are redefining the field by overcoming the limitations previously set by film and expanding the possibilities for expression of every photographer’s creative vision.Today’s digital photography involves mastering the inter-related processes of image capture and optimization. How we approach each subject determines the range of possibility for its portrayal, so get it right from the start. As George will demonstrate, there are no limits! You’ll learn how to create magnificent panoramas (even macro panoramas) and high-resolution “gigaramas,” maximize your options with expanded ISO, photograph lightning in the daytime, get unlimited depth of field for landscape and macro applications, and achieve perfect exposure with HDR composites or multiple-processing of a single image. And it’s time to embrace action—and stop action—with time-lapse movies created with your DSLR and the high-resolution video capabilities of many of the new cameras. It’s a whole new approach made easy with your familiar lenses and simple, efficient editing software!In this seminar, George Lepp will share his many creative approaches to landscape, macro, and wildlife subjects to help you get every shoot right from the very beginning. Illustrated by George’s masterful imagery and seasoned with wit, this program is a must-see for nature and outdoor photographers who are ready to embrace all the possibilities of digital capture and composition. You’ll be inspired and energized, and ready to get better results and more enjoyment from your photography!

DATE: May 23, 2010

SEMINAR SCHEDULE Check-In: 8:00-9:00 Seminar: 9:00-12:00 Lunch: 12:00-1:00 Seminar: 1:00-4:00

LOCATION: Rome Commons Ballroom; South Campus University of Connecticut626 Gilbert Road Ext.Storrs, CT 06269

DIRECTIONS

ADMISSION: $49.00 (Includes morning coffee/danish and lunch) Each person must register individually but you may pay for more than one person at the same time.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

CLICK HERE TO PAY

"Trophy Texas Whitetails" Nature Photography Workshop

"Trophy Texas Whitetails" Nature Photography Workshop
Big Bucks and Much, Much, More!

Join Outdoor Photo Workshops for our “Trophy Texas Whitetails” photography workshop. We have been given exclusive access to photograph trophy class Texas White-tailed Bucks on a private ranch near San Antonio, Texas, where we will have unparalleled opportunities to photograph these incredible animals, while providing an in-depth photography education experience as well!. For those keeping score, these bucks average between 140 and 170, think magazine cover monster bucks! In addition to whitetail bucks there are tons of other photo opportunities, including does and fawns, Texas birds, and more. We have four solid days of photography on the ranch, giving you plenty of opportunities to get those cover shots you are dreaming of, so join us this fall for the amazing Whitetail Bucks of Texas!

Click Here to see photos taken by past participants on this workshop!

About Us - OPW offers you the best in outdoor adventure and nature photography workshops, helping you improve your photography and make great images in a fun and relaxed setting. We believe in a laid back atmosphere where we can all have a good time, while making sure you get the photo instruction you need, and the photos you dream of. Please review the details for this workshop below and feel free to email or call us with any questions.

Location – Seguin, TX
Dates – October 29th - November 2nd, 2010
Photography Skill Level - Any, Beginner to Pro Activity Level - Low.

We will be photographing wildlife at a variety of locations on the ranch, there will be some light walking and long periods of sitting in blinds while photographing

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Digital Printing A-Z presented by Andy Biggs and Moab Paper

Digital Printing A-Z presented by Andy Biggs and Moab Paper

Topics covered: ICC Profiles, demystifying color management (dos and don’ts), how to choose inkjet papers, types of printers and building the ideal digital print studio. About the

Instructor: Andy Biggs is an avid adventurer, conservationist, teacher, and outdoor photographer whose photography celebrates the African landscape and its rich wildlife, people, and culture. In 2008, Banana Republic used 13 his photographs as the cornerstone of their Urban Safari campaign. Biggs was also the winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the “Wild Places” category in 2008.

Fee: $20 (can be used towards Moab purchase)

Please note that most classes require a 48-hour notice for a 100% refund. Those valued at $100 or more require a 7-day notice for a full refund. If this class is filled, please add yourself to the waitlist by clicking the "Register" button and entering your name and email address. We will contact you if there is an opening or additional class offered.

When: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: Calumet New York
22 W. 22nd Street
New York, New York 10010
212.989.8500

Capacity: 30 (8 remaining)

CalumetPhoto.com

Hummingbirds: Magic in the AirVideo: Full Episode

If you missed it Sunday night the whole episode is on the web: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/hummingbirds-magic-in-the-air/video-full-episode/5475/

Hummingbirds: Magic in the AirVideo: Full Episode

Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet. Their unique flying abilities give them unmatched maneuverability, but at the cost of a supercharged metabolism that keeps them on the edge of survival. Hummingbirds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now high-speed video lets us enter their world.

Mark Picard Wildlife Photography

Mark Picard Wildlife Photography

I just know if I am not organized things will fall off my radar. So, I start by making sure all submission deadlines, speaking engagements and workshop dates are filled in on my calendar. Of course, I call my tax man to schedule my tax preparation but then I do something I bet few of you do.

Using my camera's image metadata from the previous year I fill in probable dates for photo opportunities in my area. I find this information really useful. If there was a week that I photographed Horned Larks and Snow Buntings in the flood plains of the CT River I want to remember to check out those same fields this year. The same goes for my Winter trips to Salisbury Beach north of Boston for Snowy Owls, Merlin and Crossbills.

Peak wildflower blooms for Bloodroot, Trillium, Columbine, all the Spring ephemerals, are dates I do not want to miss. Heck, I can tell you within a day or two when Black Squirrels will show up in my yard, for about a month, leaving it the rest of the year to just the Grays. You get the idea. Knowing the most likely place and time to capture a particular subject is a big part of wildlife photography.

I think that is why people who have taken my workshops come back again and again. They know my workshops are planned for the best opportunities to capture stellar wildlife images. Now in their 6th year, these workshops offer an unparalleled opportunity to photograph the Katahdin Region of Maine including its spectacular landscapes and magnificent Moose. As a result of the big move, I will be offering expanded workshop opportunities. Still focused on the most dynamic times of year, both my Spring and Fall group workshops will allow participants more flexibility in choosing a time that best matches their schedule.

June (Spring in the North Woods of Maine) and now July provide opportunities to photograph a world coming to life after a long Winter. Moose feed heavily in the ponds this time of year, often times along side their cinnamon colored calves. Bull Moose antlers are covered in velvet and can grow as much as an inch a day. Picturesque indigenous wildflowers, rushing waterways, boreal birds and other fauna also provide inspiration and opportunities to learn new skills.

September and October workshops coincide with the Moose Rut and spectacular Fall color that the Region is noted for. Now those 35 pound calves from Spring have grown a bit weighing about 400 pounds. The massive Bull's antlers are finished growing, the velvet having been shed for the mating season. This is the time to capture these magnificent creatures in courtship and mating behavior with a backdrop of Fall color.

YOU ARE INVITED to attend my upcoming presentations of
"The Challenges of Wildlife Photography"
a digital slide presentation featuring New England flora and fauna. All events are free and the public is invited.

Springfield Naturalist Club
Time: 7:30PM Wednesday, January 20th
Location: Science Workshop Room, Springfield Science Museum

Springfield Photographic Society
Time: 7:00PM Wednesday, January 27th
Location: Reed's Landing Retirement Community, 807 Wilbraham Rd. Springfield, MA

Best of 2009

Best of 2009 Photos
Best Photos of 2009 – Jim M. Goldstein JMG-Galleries
Best of 2009 Photo Set – Heikki Salmi
Top 10 2009 – Chris Moore Exploring Light Photography
Best of 2009 – Wat Chedi Luang FocusPocus
Best of 2009 – Dave Wilson News and Views
Five For Friday – Favorites of 2009 - Craig Ferguson Images Cultural Photography
Best Photos of 2009 – David Cleland Flixelpix
Best Photos 2009 – Chuq Von Rospach chuqui 3.0
2009 Favorites – G Dan Mitchell G Dan Mitchell Photography
Best of 2009 – Roberta Murray Uncommon Depth
My Year in PicturesJon McCormack Photography
Top 10 Photos of 2009 – Steven Bourelle SierraVisions
2009: Year in Review – Stephen Zacharias
2009 – A Photographic Year in Review – David Taylor Sixtyone North
Best Photos of 2009Tony Rath Photography
Top 10 of 2009Steve Cole Photography Blog
my top ten shots of 2009Tom Varden
Best of 2009 – Mario Batalla
My Top 10 Photos from 2009Justin Korn [dot] com
Best of 2009 – Inge Fernau Magical Glow Photography
My Favorite Photos From 2009 – Brian Auer Epic Edits
Best Photos From 2009Janis Janums Photography
Best of 2009 – Tim Parkin Still Developing
2009 Retrospective – Jan Klier AllKlier Photography
Best of 2009 – Jenni Brehm Changing Perspectives
2009 in Pictures – Hitesh Sawlani A Visual Treat
Year 2009 in pictures – Minna Kinnunen The Quiet Picture
2009 in front of my LensMarcin Retecki Photography
Best of 2009 – Peter Carr Vanilla Days
Best of 2009 – Dave Reichert
My top favourites from 2009 – Ricky Law
Best of 2009 – Joshua Beckman PhotoVandal
2009 Top Ten – Jessica Sweeney Quotidian Photography
My favourite shots in 2009 – Catalin Marin Momentary Awe
Best Photos of 2009 – Suzy Walker Reef Beasties
My Best of 2009! – Michelle Johnson My Two Seasons
The Best of 2009Photographic Phantasy: Photography by Samantha Genier
Best of Photos Part I-IV - Chuck Goolsbee
Statue of Liberty 2009 – Scott Dunn
My Favorite Photos of 2009 – Ed Rosack Central Florida Photo Ops
Best Photos from 2009Jim Wheeler
Year in Review 2009 – Laurie Ballesteros Photine
Favorites of the Year – Ken Trout Lunch is Optional
Year 2009 in Korwel photography – Iza Korwel Korwel Photography
Best of 2009Uschi Gerschner Photography
Top Five Images from 2009 and Keeping It NewMike Cavaroc
Wrapping up 2009Ivan Makarov Photography
Favourite Nine from 2009 – Todd Metcalfe Daily Grind Photography
Favorite Images of 2009! – Allison Pluda Seneca Creek Photography
Best photos of 2009: Non Portrait Pictures – Julie Provost Julie Loves Photography
2009 in 12 beelden – Jeroen Mentens FaunaFlora.org
Reflections on images of 2009 – Mark Graf Graf Nature & Wildlife Photography
An End of Year Retrospective for 2009 – Derrald Farnsworth-Livingston Journey of Light Photography
Top Ten Photos Of 2009 – Jed Link Mr. & Mrs. Link
YEAR IN REVIEW – TOP 5′S OF 2009 – Matt Graham
Ten Best for 2009 – Dan Baumbach
Top 10 Photographs For 2009 - Seung Kye Lee – fine art landscape photography
My 10 Favorite photos of 2009 – Alex Budak Unpopped Collar
Best Photos of 2009Dave Hammaker Photography
My Best Photos of 2009 – D. Travis North Shutter Photo
Favourite Pictures of 2009 – Janne Moren Janne in Osaka
My Best Photos of 2009 – Michael Spivak Developing The Fixer
2009 Favourite – Marc Hodges sevennine
NZ Opera: Macbeth behind the scenesAlexia Sinclair
The Best of ‘09 – Porter Watkins
Respect - Paul (Slimeface) Tarin
Best Images for 2009 – Giovanni Russello GRGalleries
Happy 2010 / Best of 2009William Neill Photography
Top 10 Photos of 2009Digital Kloc Photography
Best Photos of 2009Dave Schumaker
Best of 2009 – G. Kaltenbrun gZphotoGraphs
Favourite landscape photographs from 2009 – Jonathan Martin-DeMoor Silvicola borealis Images
Top 5 of 2009 - Jim Maher Jim Maher Photoworks
Favourites 2009Chris Gin
Best Photographs of 2009: Globetrotting – Justin Shifrin J. Stuart Studios
Best 10 of 2009 – Duffy Knox The View Through My Glass
Best of 2009 – Rian Castillo Digitized Chaos
Best of 2009Rick Goldwasser
Best of 2009 – Jeremy Brooks
My best from 2009Massimo Belloni
Favorites of 2009Pat Ulrich Photography
Best Photos of 2009 – Nick Fuller JadeGreenImage
Best of 2009 – Stig Nygaard Rockland
My Fave 5 from 2009 – Greg Russell Russell
Best Images of 2009Peter Cox Photography
My Favourite Photos of 2009 – Daniel Loshak
Favorite photo – Lacey Smith Lace’s Photography
2009 Year in Pictures - Lane Hartwell The Post and Review
Ten More from 2009 - Ann Torrence
Best of 2009Ken Snyder
Best of 2009 – Simon Ponder Simon Says
TOP Photos of 2009 - Gary Crabbe Enlightened Images
2009 Top 10 – Steven Scherbinski Randomness
Looking back, looking forward - Kevin Ebi Living Wilderness Nature Photography
Best of 2009 – Todd Heckert Great Lakes Exposure
MY BEST PHOTOS of 2009Sean Willis Photography
Best Photos of 2009 – Andre Maltais Maltphoto
Top 9 of 2009! – Jenna Stirling
2009 in review, the photo version - Sam Bloomberg-Rissman Photography
Favorite Photos from 2009 – Ron Niebrugge Niebrugge Images
Niner for Zero Niner before Zero Niner of Zero Ten - Jay Goodrich Photography
Best of 2009 – Prajit Ravindran
Photos of 2009 + Flickr Set- Carl Donohue Skolai Images
Top 12, 2009 – John Fujimagari
Top 10 Photos of 2009 – Mike Criss
2009 IN REVIEW – Kriz Cpec kRiZ cPEc Photo Blog
My Favorite Photos of 2009 – Greg Lato latoga photography
Best of 2009 – Andree Oulmann On Linden Way
10 Favorite Pictures of 2009 – Chris Williams Hidden Light Photography
Your Best Photos From 2009 – Gurbir Singh Brar Fotovala
Landscape Photography My Best of 2009 – Steve Sieren
Best of 2009 – Torsten Curdt
Best of 2009 – Stefan Neuweger addicted2pixels
Image Picks from 2009Neil Corman Photography
Jahresrückblick (fotografisch) – Steffen Goethling Lens-Flare.de
Best Photos of 2009 – Mike Reys pl?dys
My Best Photos from 2009 – Terri Jacobson Greyhound Gardens
My best photos of 2009 – Bryan Villarin All Narfed Up
Best of 2009 – Heidi Donat
Best of 2009 – Pedja Pavlicic
Best of 2009 – Matthew Sallee IAmMatt
Top 10 of 2009 - Steve Cole Photography Blog