Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Professional Photographers Association of New England (PPANE) Branding and Expanding your Business

Professional Photographers Association of New England (PPANE)

Branding and Expanding your Business

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Join us for an information packed seminar as Trish Logan walks us through Branding and Expanding our Business.  This workshop covers:

  • How to differentiate yourself from the competition
  • The Face you show the world
  • How to add more value to your brand
  • How to produce loyal customers that will return time after time 
  • Growth through Goals Settings
  • Making a 1yr, 3yr, 5yr and even a 10yr plan for your company

  • 05 Jun 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Candace Pratt Photography, Lee, NH
  • 12

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Iceland in Spring: Land of the Midnight Sun – June 2-7

Iceland in Spring: Land of the Midnight Sun – June 2-7
Come photograph Iceland in early June when the weather is mild, the land is lush and the sun never sets (almost). On this six-day adventure we will explore parts of southern and western Iceland, photographing spectacular waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs, dramatic coastlines, geysers, mountains, wild horses and more. The workshop includes hotels, meals, entrance fees, bus and air travel (except international air) and instruction with John Tunney and Tim Vollmer. Offered through the Photography Center of Cape Cod. 

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John Tunney

Posing and Lighting with Portrait Photography Master Hanson Fong

Unique Photo - Photography & Modeling Workshops & Seminars
Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 AM
Unique Photo
123 US HWY 46
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Price: $200.00 per person
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Sensor Cleaning

Save on Sensor Cleanings @ EPL!
Sensor Cleaning

Spring Cleaning Special from your friends at EPL!
 Until the end of April, EPL will clean your sensor for HALF PRICE. Normally $50, just $25

 Usually available while you wait, always a good idea to call ahead and subject to the availability of a technician.

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219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham MA 02451 (617)951-1499 

Atka the Wolf at Peabody

We welcome back Atka, an Arctic wolf who lives at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York. Founded in 1999, the Center promotes the conservation of this often misunderstood species by teaching about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and our role in their protection.

Monday, April 28, 2014


Manhattanhenge is a rare event, occurring only twice a year, in which the setting sun aligns with the east-west streets of the main street grid in Manhattan.  Hayden Planetarium describes it as:
When the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid. A rare and beautiful sight.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Environmental Photographer: Peter Essick

Interview with Environmental Photographer: Peter Essick
A conversation with one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world per Outdoor Photographer magazine. Learn more about his thought process and his new book, which features projects primarily taken on assignment with National Geographic.

Don't forget to also enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Peter's book: Our Beautiful, Fragile World

Friday, April 25, 2014

26 Creative Photos of Water Drops

26 Creative Photos of Water Drops
These absolutely amazing macro photographs feature a tiny elemental thing that can hold
a lot of mystery. Take a moment to enjoy these photographs of water drops. Do you have a
water drop photo you'd like to share? Please add it to the comments section!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wedding & Portrait Photography Tutorials

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Perfect Layers

works with Lightroom, for those of you that don't want "the cloud" or who enjoy the ease of Lightroom but miss the layers feature of photoshop.

Erase Distractions

Perfect Layers allows you to easily erase distractions, retouch, and
create multi-layered files.
Only in the Perfect Photo Suite »

Perfect Effects 8

Add Stunning Effects

Perfect Effects 8 gives you hundreds
of presets and filters for creating
a unique look
Get it in the Perfect Photo Suite
or by itself »

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Lou Jones Speedlight Workshop

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photo Tip of the Month - Maximize your Depth-of-Field with Hyperfocal Distance

Photo Tip of the Month - Maximize your Depth-of-Field with Hyperfocal Distance

Hyperfocal?  That sounds like a growth that you should have surgically removed!  ("Yes, honey.  The doctor said I have a hyperfocal.  The surgery is scheduled for Saturday".)

Well, it's not.  It's actually a neat trick that will give you more depth-of-field than you would get otherwise.

One technique I like to use in landscape photography is to have a strong foreground element.  Hyperfocal distance comes in *very* handy as I try to keep both the foreground and background sharp.

Take a look at the article - and give it a try yourself!

Monday, April 21, 2014

New eBook Loving Landscapes: A Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing

New eBook Loving Landscapes: A Guide to Landscape Photography Workflow and Post-Processing is officially available.

For a limited time you can pick up a copy of this brand new 200+ page eBook for just $19.99 (33% off) with our early-bird special offer.

Order yours here today.

What can you expect in Loving Landscapes?
If you've ever been frustrated that the landscape photos from your camera don't portray the magical scenes you witnessed, then this eBook is for you.
Through its 200 beautiful pages you'll:

  • Transform your dull RAW files into breathtaking images.
  • Discover and learn how to use Lightroom's landscape-friendly tools for maximum impact.
  • Get 10 free handpicked Lightroom presets to use again and again.
  • Learn fun landscape techniques that will extend your creative horizon.
  • Create eye-catching landscape photos with exposure blending techniques.

... and much more.
Loving Landscapes will demystify the landscape photography workflow by sharing almost every landscape post-processing technique, trick and hack that authors Todd and Sarah have accumulated over the past 20 years of photographing nature together.

Make the most out of your next outdoor photography adventure with Loving Landscapes.

You can pick up a copy here. And don't forget as a special early bird you'll also receive a 33% discount, but only if you act quickly.

All the best,
Darren Rowse
Digital Photography School
PS: As with all our eBooks this one comes with our 60-day money back guarantee. But Todd and Sarah have put together one brilliant book, so we're pretty confident you'll won't need it.

Free Photographer’s Guide to Twitter

Free Photographer’s Guide to Twitter

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Workshop and Book Signing with Lou Jones!

A Workshop and Book Signing with Lou Jones!
Speedlights & Speedlites
Reserve your spot Today and take advantage of the discounted special!
Presented by Hunt's Photo.
Hunt's Photo and Video

Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Melrose, MA

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photographing Meerkats

gotta watch the short meerkat video

"A behind the scenes look at my time spent photographing meerkats in Botswana. Meerkats are charming little creatures and it was wonderful to be able to spend some quality time with them! You can see all of the resulting photographs from this project here:"

Meerkats Meerkat portrait, Botswana

Posing and Directing - Bobbi Lane Online Learning

Bobbi Lane
Bobbi Lane
Big announcement! My two hour Posing and Directing Video is now available for download! In honor of tax day and as a special intro, I'm dropping the price to $25! (normally $49) Just click on this link:
The special is good through April 30, so get it now and tell your friends!
Posing and Directing - Lane Online Learning
Have you been challenged by how to pose your subject? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Popular Photography’s Mentor Series to Visit Maine This Spring

Popular Photography’s Mentor Series to Visit Maine This Spring

New York, NY– Popular Photography’s Mentor Series will head to Portland and its surrounding area this May 16-18. The Mentor Series is a travel photography workshop designed for all skill levels, providing photo opportunities with special vantage points while shooting alongside Nikon professional photographers with on-site access to Nikon equipment.

Trekkers will have the opportunity to photograph seaside Portland alongside Nikon Pro Mentors Reed Hoffman and Bill Durrence who will be on hand to offer tips and advice. Attendees will visit Old Orchard Beach and its amusement park and pier, as well as three historic lighthouses.

The itinerary also includes a photo session with fishermen in Great Pond, Cape Elizabeth's largest wetland, along with the opportunity to attend a portrait session with a local lobsterman in a marina setting.

Workshop fee includes in-the-field instruction, entrance fees, presentations, digital review sessions, and transportation to all shooting locations.

For more information and to register visit:

Monday, April 14, 2014

From Film Cameras to Glowing LCDs: Night Photography, with Lance Keimig

From Film Cameras to Glowing LCDs: Night Photography, with Lance Keimig

Keimig's passion for night photography has not only led him to teach the subject, but he is also the author ofNight Photography: Finding Your Way in the Dark, one of the most comprehensive and well-written books on the subject, which he authored in collaboration with another photographer, Scott Martin

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Charles Needle Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush.

Charles Needle
Today, I'm thrilled to announce the release of my first printed book, Impressionistic Photography: A Field Guide to Using Your Camera as a Paintbrush.
The book includes a chapter about long-exposure camera techniques and much more!
To see sample pages and order your copy, visit

Impressionistic Photography, by Charles Needle

Unlock your creative potential and discover how to craft impressionistic-looking photographs using nothing but your digital camera. Award-winning photographer and educator, Charles Needle, guides you through the process of using long-exposure and multiple-exposure techniques to transform everyday scenes into unimaginable visual masterpieces. What’s more, he demonstrates how you can accomplish many of these expressive effects with only a smartphone.
If you’re a photographer seeking to elevate your work beyond literal interpretation, you’ll find Charles’ innovative approach to artistry and teaching refreshing and empowering. This 157-page book features illustrated, step-by-step instructions, as well as more than 100 stunning image examples.Impressionistic Photography will forever change the way you see the world and your camera.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Photo Tiles Show by Denise Saldaña

Photo Tiles Show
Denise Saldaña

I will be displaying my tiles from
April 23rd to May 28th at the
Maritime Center Bldg.
545 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Front Lobby -Please Come Visit

Denise Saldaña Photography

Friday, April 11, 2014

Photoshop free authentic painting webinar

Turn photos into genuine painted pieces of art in your complimentary Photoshop Smudge Brush Painting Webinar.
Get truly painted results without ever leaving Photoshop; much easier to use than dedicated painting programs. Show your customers unique painted photos they will not see anywhere else.
Please review more painted examples and your complimentary webinar dates and times. Please register early, as there are only 50 participants per webinar,
Thank you. Gavin Phillips.

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography

Monday April 14th Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography"

Monday April 14th (7pm) Greg Lessard presents "Communicating Your Inner Spirit Through Photography" at the New Haven Camera Club (Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)

"This is perhaps my most unique and dynamic workshop. I start by offering some thoughts on how to prepare yourself to communicate through photography. Then I show five examples of my images and discuss how I created them and the thought process behind them. I conclude with a slide show of images from the southwest while I play a Native American Flute as musical accompaniment. It is truly a moving experience."

Greg will also be leading a moving water workshop Sunday May 18th at Stepstone Falls in Rhode Island/ Meet at 2pm $40. Please bring a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard to the 4/14 meeting or mail a check for $40, made out to Greg Lessard, to Lisa Cuchara (email me at for my address)

Greg Lessard is a landscape artist with a passion for capturing profound moments in nature. Largely a self-taught photographer, Greg picked up a camera in his early twenties with the simple hope of sharing his discoveries with others. Through years of dedication and devotion to his craft, Greg has become an artist with a unique vision and talent. He is able to engage the viewer and evoke powerful emotional responses with his art.  “What started off with two hand-me-down cameras… has now expanded into almost three rooms of his home. Greg Lessard… is an avid, able photographer whose forte is capturing Mother Nature in her most magical moments. " Greg resides with his beautiful wife Brenda in Eastern Massachusetts, on the shores of Lake Navaho.

“From the grand vista on top of a high mountain at sunset to the minute detail of a sugar maple leaf in fall, my eye explores a myriad of sights and colors. The infinite variety leads my soul to search for solace. While on that journey I often thank God for the glory that He has created. Witnessing His beauty allows me to transcend from the ordinary to a place of peace and harmony. By sharing my artwork, I truly hope that you may also transcend from the mundane and find your solace. Enjoy the journey.”

Winter Reflection - ID: 1530166 © Greg  Lessard

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