Aspects of Digital Photography

2015 Fujifilm X-Photographer’s Book | Matt Brandon

Fujifilm is contacting it’s X-Photographers (I assume all of them, but I don’t know for certain) and asking them to submit one image for their 2015 book highlighting their X-Photographers. Honestly, it’s a marketing tool saying, “Look at how good our cameras work in the hands of our X-Photographers!” That’s OK with me, I understand that marketing needs to be done and it provides another nice showcase for many people’s work – a win, win. I was asked by Fujifilm Malaysia to submit one photo. But I have thousands. So which one do I give them? The first step I took was to open up Adobe Lightroom and use it’s nifty library filter feature and select only photos taken with Fujifilm X-series cameras. I then narrowed it down to my 5 star images. From that point it was a matter of just plowing through the 5 stars and finding a few selects. I was able to narrow the first draft to about 23 images…….

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A concise city guide for photographers | Ming Thein

Updated from the 2012 version: my concise city guide for photographers. I’ve added many cities to the list since the first edition, and things have of course changed. This guide is a shortlist of places worth visiting, places to be avoided, and places if you like a challenge… It’s organized by city, in alphabetical order. Name links lead you to any other posts tagged from that location – usually photoessays – to help you get a better idea of what to expect. Certain destinations also have a vicarious travel/photographic guide in the form of a How To See episode – links for those are included, too……..

Source: blog.mingthein.com
 


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RNI Films | Tony Harratt

Some of you may have noticed a little note on Twitter earlier today about RNI Films. If you missed it, I can tell you that the tweet brought to notice a new iOS app and presets very much in competition with VSCO Cam. Let’s look at the app first. It’s very much on a par with other processing apps such as the aforementioned VSCO Cam, Snapseed and a host of others. There’s the usual settings for adjusting images, cropping, brightness, shadows, structure and so forth. It’s in the film simulation area where RNI Films seem to have scored. The app carries a number of film simulations: some slide, some black & white, some instant film and is free with in-app purchases available at around £2.29 a set and the option to “unlock more rich & vibrant slide films by sharing the app on Facebook.” Nothing for us tweeters, sadly! …..

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Fuji X-T1 Graphite Silver

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Is Photoshop a Bad Word? | Bruce Wunderlich

How many times have you posted or shared a dramatic image only to have someone ask, “Did you Photoshop that?” First of all, let’s get one thing straight – Photoshop is not a verb! Photoshop hall of famer Vincent Versace put it this way:

Photoshop is not a verb. It’s a noun. It is the means to an end, not the end itself.”

Photoshop has been taking a lot of heat lately with all the retouched tabloid images of models, who with the help of some clever manipulation, look unbelievably perfect. But Photoshop is not to blame for these exaggerated images. Yes, it is the tool used to create them, but it’s not the culprit. Just because a photographer post-processes images with software such as Photoshop doesn’t mean that the image isn’t showing what the photographer actually saw or felt when they released the shutter. There are many image processing software products available today to post-process your images, but these are considered means of retouching  images. In this article we will refer to Photoshop, but any software being used for post-processing could be included as well…….

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My Photography Workflow With Smugmug, WordPress & The Creative Cloud | Dave Kai Piper

The first thing I want to say is that this blog has taken nearly a year to put together. Not through a lack of will power but mostly as I thought it fair to write a viewpoint after extensively using the set up giving me more time to fine tune the system. This is long blog, I would suggest getting the coffee ready now before starting !! Also… I guess I should be upfront about my relationships with SmugMug & Adobe – I am part of the Community Pro team in the UK and have done a talk for SmugMug at the photography show and do use the affiliate program. However, I all genuineness, I do love the products that these companies provide and this blog is only about how I use them. The workflow is built around 3 key elements , or 3 keyneeds. I want my images where I need them, looking good at all times and safe…….

Source: www.diyphotography.net
 


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Editing is an art, not a process | Bruce Percy

I think there is power in the written word. In fact, the decision to use one word or term over another can have profound implications for the way we think. I mention this, because for a long while now, I’ve really grown to dislike the term ‚post-processing‘. I’ll explain why, but before I do, let’s consider what the editing stage of a photograph actually involves. Firstly, I consider the editing stage as interpretive. Just as you chose which composition to shoot and therefore give the viewer a particular angle or story, so to does editing your image give you another level of conveying your story. Often I find that by darkening and brightening areas of the frame, I choose how the reader’s eye should be led through the frame. Secondly, I think of the editing stage very much as an art. I’ve been editing work now for more than 15 years and I still learn new ways to approach editing my work every week I work at it. So to me, not only is it an art, but as art forms go, it is a life long journey of discovery in visual awareness skills, interpretation skills and above all, developing one’s own style. So let’s get down to why I dislike the phrase ‚post-process’……….

Source: www.brucepercy.co.uk

How I Became a Location Independent Travel Photographer |
Elia Locardi

Naomi and I just celebrated our 40th month of being on the road full-time and living a 100% location independent lifestyle. Looking back, it seems like a lifetime ago when we made that crazy decision to sell nearly everything we owned and adopt a life filled with travel photography. In a way, it really was a lifetime ago because we were completely different people back then living very different lives; two people with a dream of what could be, teeming with optimism, but with no real idea of how it would all work out in the end. What most people don’t know is that it was an incredible struggle for us to get to where we are now. Success has not come easily and before we made the decision to become location independent, we had spent a few difficult years trying to cope with an impossible amount of debt, losing nearly everything to the housing crisis and eventually having to file bankruptcy. The video explains that journey and how those hardships ushered in a transformation not only to our lifestyle, but our priorities and a complete shift in our ideas of success. It’s weird to think that we had to lose nearly everything to gain what would become the greatest collection of experiences and memories of our entire lives…….

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Capture One Pro 8 software review | Damien Demolder

If you aren’t familiar with Capture One Pro, it’s a software package designed to perform as a Raw processing application as well as a host for those who like to shoot with a camera tethered to a computer. Created by the Danish company Phase One that also makes medium format backs, cameras and lenses, the application emerged first in the professional studio environment. Now it’s gradually expanding into the enthusiast/consumer arena as it broadens its compatibility with a more encompassing range of cameras and develops a wider range of features that will appeal as more general processing tools. Currently the software can handle Raw files from over 300 cameras, including a decent back catalog from all the major brands. Tethered shooting is reserved for the more modern of the Sony, Nikon and Canon models, with no mirrorless support even for models that are well capable of performing direct output. You can see the full list here. A notable absence from the compatibility list is Hasselblad – perhaps too much of an arch rival in the medium format world……

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André Kertész – Inspiration From Masters Of Photography | 121clicks

André Kertész was one of the finest Hungarian born photographers known for his astounding contribution towards photographic composition and photo essays. During his earlier days in photography,André never gained the apt recognition he was meant to get because of his unorthodox style of photo compositions and framing but today he is known to be one of the masters of photography in the circles of photojournalism. His life is actually divided into 4 periods known as the Initial Hungarian Period, the french period, then the American Period and well towards the end of his life called as the International Period. The French period happened during 1925 when Andre moved to paris and started working for numerous magazines. Later he emigrated to the United States in 1936 due to the threat of World War II and the persecution of Jews by the German was the reason behind it. Towards the final stages of his life, he was very well recognized among fellow artists and his work gained immense acclamations………

Source: 121clicks.com


Leica M Type 240

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We Asked 18 Photographers: Do You Always Get Permission From
People That You Photograph? | Feature Shoot

Ayesha Malik: It depends on the situation. If I am walking around with a small camera or my iPhone, I do not necessarily ask. I value the lightness of that process. Sometimes I will exchange a glance of acknowledgement if I sense a person would prefer that. In my more recent work exploring/documenting Saudi Arabia, I have chosen to actively ask my subjects to be photographed. I do not want them to be stolen moments…..

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Fuji X100T

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