Aspects of Digital Photography

Photographers see differently than Non-Photographers? The Obsession Experiment | CanonUSA

Professional photographers are obsessed over the details, but we wanted to find out how obsessed. We invited three people to analyze the same print and used eye-tracking technology to trace every eye movement they made. In the end, it was clear, a photographer’s obsession is unmatched. Luckily, there’s a printer that’s equally obsessed – the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.

Result:
The Non-Photographer: 212 eye movements
The Photography Student: 445 eye movements
The Professional: 1,197 eye movements……

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Why Travel? | Eric Kim

I wanted to write you this letter on traveling; my experiences globe-trotting around the world, my motivations, and things I have learned along the way: I remember when I was 18 years old, I never really had much of an interest to travel. I traveled a few times to Korea, but otherwise never left California (besides living in New York a few years when I was a kid). I think my first interest in traveling occurred when I started to get interested in photography. I was 18 years old, I got my first digital point-and-shoot Canon camera, and I went to Korea for a summer. I remember how much fun and excitement I had capturing images on this little device; how I was able to express myself creatively, capture moments of my daily life, and enjoy have fun along the way……

Source: erickimphotography.com

Why Shoot Black and White? | Eric Kim

Black and white is where my heart and soul is. I feel that by shooting in black and white, I can better communicate and convey my emotions, thoughts, and feelings. I feel that black and white is less of an aesthetic, but more of a feeling. You don’t shoot black and white because it is more “artsy”. You shoot black and white because it better communicates how you feel. Colors blind the eye. I have experimented a lot shooting color. I first started off trying to shoot color because I started to get bored with black and white. I wanted more of a challenge. Color seemed to open up new avenues and opportunities…….

Source: erickimphotography.com

28 Lessons I’ve Learned From Life | Eric Kim

I have a very vivid memory as a child: I was around 10-12 years old, and I was in the passenger seat of my mom’s car. We were driving around, got lost, and ended up in some shady neighborhood. My mom saw a guy on the side of the street, and pulled up to him and asked him for directions. At first, I told my mom, “No! Don’t ask that guy for directions, he looks like a thug! Black hoodie, baggy jeans, and he’s black! (as a child I was taught that African-Americans were to be feared). My mom slapped me silly and told me straight-up: “Eric, don’t you ever dare judge people based on their appearances, and whether they are black, white, or asian. They are human beings, and deserve our respect. You receive the energy you give out……

Source: erickimphotography.com

You don’t need a new camera | Faby and Carlo

Just last week, Fuji released their new camera, the X-Pro2. I have read quite few reviews about the new camera, and I believe that it is amazing, but as every camera is released, I am reminded of the GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) and I am reminded of something much more important: you don’t need a new camera to take better photographs! Now that I am mainly involved in building phlow, a new digital newsstand for pictorial magazines, I am much less involved in the day-to-day photo taking, and from time to time I am struggling in finding my path. The X-Pro2 is a lovely new camera I would love to have, but there is something I am reminded every time a new camera is released: I need my photography to get better, not my gear! Nowadays, every new camera is great, but every camera is more than simply “good enough“. I tend to agree with those that says that cameras should not be blamed for bad photos, we need to blame bad photographers! Would you like to know why you don’t need a new camera?……

Source: fabyandcarlo.com

Find out What to Photograph, Not How | Eric Kim

As a photographer, you are nothing but a subject-selector. You are a filter. You take in reality through your eyes, and you determine what you find interesting enough (or important enough) to photograph. Technical details— like aperture, shutter-speed, ISO, etc are all (mostly) done by the camera. Eventually we will reach a day when we will never have to worry about any technical details. However what will still be important 2,000 years from now? What to photograph. What is meaningful to you? I think most of us started off photography quite simply. We might have started taking photos on our smartphones to document family gatherings, or snapshots during travel. We might have picked up photography as a way to express ourselve…….

Source: erickimphotography.com

Podcast #17 – NEWS & See you on the other side | WeShootFuji

This is Episode #17 of the WeShootFuji podcast. It’s hosted by Scott Bourne and Marco Larousse. On this show we are celebrating the birthday of an amazing 1st year of WeShootFuji, breaking some news and talk about some images from the WeShootFuji show #13 Flickr homework……..

You can listen and subscribe for free to the WeShootFuji podcast via iTunes at this link:
https://itun.es/i6LV2yb
 
Or you can listen via web player on Cyber Ears at …
http://www.cyberears.com/index.php/Show/audio/6133

Source: weshootfuji.com

An Introduction to Camera Color Profiles in Your Editing Workflow |
Chris Gampat

Though they’re a staple to the more advanced photo editors among us, Camera Profiles are a little known about feature that many folks don’t know about, understand or use. If you’ve ever looked at your camera’s LCD screen, shot in RAW, and wanted your RAW image to look exactly like the JPEG then you’ve probably also spent a long time trying to match them up perfectly only to get disappointed. It’s tough, but it’s also honestly useless to try it when the camera manufacturer often gives you exactly what you need if you use Adobe Lightroom. In Adobe Lightroom’s Develop panel, you simply go down to the Process area near the bottom, click on profile and scroll through. ……..

Source: www.thephoblographer.com
 


Fuji X-T1

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10 Best Business Resolutions For Photographers | Jenna Martin

Last year I wrote about my 10 Best New Year’s Resolutions for Photographers and I’m happy to say I followed most of them. I even printed my photos, which means there are photos of my husband and new daughter in my house right now as I write this. Fellow photographers I know you know what a big deal this is, so just allow me a moment to bask in the glory of all your collective high fives. *basking…basking…basking…a few more…is that everyone?* Ah yes, thank you. That felt good. But as great as a hypothetical high five feels, it isn’t going to pay the bills. The reality is, no matter how amazing your photos are, if your business is struggling you’re back to the grind of the real world. Back to bartending, back to living with your parents, back to justifying your “hobby” as a legitimate career choice…….

Source: www.diyphotography.net
 


Fujinon XF Lenses

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Software recommendations for the freelancer starting out |
Stanley Leary

As we start a new year many are making new year’s resolutions. This is because we want to start on a good foot going forward. I want to recommend to any photographer thinking of doing freelance to make it a goal of your’s to manage the business side of photography as well if not better than the photography side of the business. fotoBiz X is the best way to manage your business in combination with Quickbooks that I can recommend. The reason I recommend it so highly is because of a few things that for someone starting out needs more than anyone. It costs $299 and is worth the investment. Probably the number one best selling aspect to the software is the templates that are built into the software…..

Source: blog.stanleyleary.com
 


Fujinon XF Lenses

Do you love my work and want to support me? If you’re planning on buying camera gear, you can check out above-noted links. Prices remain the same for you, but a small percentage of your purchase value is valued back to me. Thank you!


 

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