Aspects of Digital Photography

A Brief Review of Formatt Hitech Filters for Mirrorless | Jason Row

My recent move to a mirrorless system using Fuji X series cameras has been a smooth and enjoyable transition. One of the items of kit I had decided to get for the new system was a square filter system. The king of the squares is, of course Lee and they have recently introduced their new mirrorless filter system, Seven5. As befits the quality of Lee, the Seven5 is an expensive piece of kit so I went looking to see if there were any cheaper alternatives. The obvious candidate was the Cokin A series, recently rebadged for mirrorless but in my experience, the quality of their filters tends to be poor and they acrylic seems to scratch very easily. I did, however with a little more research come across a small British company producing good quality square filter systems. Like Lee, Formatt HiTech have a background in cinema lighting filters and have used their knowledge to apply it to photographic filters. They have also recently created a small square filter system for mirrorless based on their 67mm filters……..

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Formatt Hitech Filter

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Lightroom CC & the Ghosts of Aperture | Patrick La Roque

So Lightroom CC is out. Yes, CC not 6; although there is or will be a 6. Which will be the same… I think. Frankly, it’s confusing as hell and I’m pretty sure it’s Adobe’s way of slowly getting folks psychologically ready for the inevitable total cloud switch. But, having hopped on board the Photography Plan last year I guess I can’t really bitch about it anymore. And unless the prices change, I still believe the arguments that made me decide to subscribe still hold true. I’ll be honest with you, I’m ambivalent about this release. Not because there aren’t nice additions and fixes but because I can’t help but find it lacking in imagination, given Adobe’s immense ressources. And because even at version 6, the reality is that it still trails behind the now defunct Aperture in way too many departments, even as it adds “new” Aperture inspired features. So while I started writing this post as a short overview of what was new in CC, it devolved into a re-examination of the application as a whole—something I haven’t done publicly in a long time……

Source: www.laroquephoto.com
 


Lightroom CC

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How to Fix Light Leaks in Long Exposure Photography | Kevin Choi

If you have experimented with long exposure photography, you may have seen light leakage issues in your images. For the uninitiated – your camera is a light tight body that is intended to allow light from one end only, and that’s the front of the lens. Light only enters when you press the shutter release. Normally, your camera wouldn’t allow light to enter through any other opening in the camera. However, unless you have a badly manufactured camera, there is typically only one source that could potentially harm your images, and that’s your camera’s viewfinder. Let’s talk about what you can do to mitigate light leaks during those long exposures…..

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Black and White photography post processing techniques in the
digital age | Joel Tjintjelaar

People familiar with my black and white post processing workflow may conclude that the technique I utilise for black and white post processing isn’t that advanced and are merely tricks to obtain a visual effect. It’s just partly true, yes, the techniques aren’t very advanced at all but no, they’re not just tricks to obtain a specific visual effect. The method I developed for myself, called iterative selective gradient masking 2.0 (iSGM2.0) and use in practice, originate from the fundamental notion that I can’t and won’t let myself be restricted in my artistic expressions by what is seemingly possible with the tools everyone knows for black and white photography post processing: Photoshop, Lightroom and plug-ins like Silver Efex Pro 2 and Topaz to name just a few……..

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Photography is Creativity | Faby and Carlo

I strongly believe that Photography is Creativity. There is so much behind the scene of a photography business that too many times we forgot why we are in this race. We often forgot who we serve and how. Let me refresh the most important part of why photography is creativity. You are hired, and paid, to capture photos of your customers. If you want to be different from anyone else, and being booked for it, you need to be different. Photography is Creativity because you are booked for your style, your approach. These are your unique selling point. When has it been the last time you stopped your flow of work and looked around to see if you become a clerk for your business or if you are still the photographer you sell yourself for? I do it from time to time. Too often I realize I am the first and not the second. And that sucks! What make our business different from a simple office clerk? After all we spend countless hours behind our computers. As Neil Gaiman once said “I became someone who professionally replies to emails“. It is our art that makes us different and unique, the way we see and capture the world. Photography is Creativity because without it we would be photo booth. This is why is so important to find our own voice. To find it and to use it……

Source: fabyandcarlo.com
 


Fujifilm X-T1 & Accessories

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The 20 most Influential Street Photographers according to the
Streethunters.net Readers | Streethunters

Two weeks ago we asked for your help to find the 20 most influential contemporary Street Photographers and the feedback we received was amazing. The comments just kept flying in and we are so grateful for that overwhelming participation. You recommended many Street Photographers out of which a list of 75 names was finally made. We think that this has been the first crowdsourced list of Street Photographers ever made and you all made it………

Source: www.streethunters.net
 


Fujifilm X100T & Accessories

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Interview with street and documentary photographer Marco Larousse |
Mirrorlessons

This week’s interview is with Marco Larousse, a street, documentary and fine art photography from Hamburg in Germany who shoots both digital and film. An official Fujifilm X Photographer, he has been using the X100 series since the first model appeared on the market. He also runs a blog called Fuji X-Files where he documents his experiences with X series cameras…..

Source: www.mirrorlessons.com
 


Fujifilm X100s

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Top 5 Ways For Improving Food Photography Composition |
We Eat Together

Hey everyone we’re giving away a free 3 part Guide To Better Composition here http://bit.ly/Nx6LGW that will spice up your food photos. Hosted by Skyler Burt from http://weeattogether.com In this tutorial, Skyler walks you through the basics of improving food photography composition. He takes you through the different camera angles and some styling techniques that will get you making those jaw-dropping, mouth-watering images……..

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Understanding the Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom |
Digital-Photography-School

One of the most common questions I hear from people just starting out in photography is, “What program should I use to edit my photos?”. There are many free options such as iPhoto, Picasa, GIMP, and other commercial programs such as AfterShot Pro and Pixelmator but the most popular programs are Photoshop and Lightroom. That question is usually followed by another, which seems quite logical, “What’s the difference between Photoshop and Lightroom?”. While the two programs do share many similarities, and are both widely used by the photographic community, they each serve a unique purpose and are quite different in some very major ways. Understanding what makes them similar, as well as different, can help you make an informed choice when selecting the right software for your needs……
 
Source: digital-photography-school.com

9 Photography Composition Tips (featuring Steve McCurry) |
The Cooperative of Photography

 
In the latest COOPH video, we demonstrate 9 photography composition rules with the work of the great Steve McCurry. The legendary photographer also provides a few thoughts about photography composition which you can find at the end of the video!

Source: www.cooph.com

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