Photography

50% off on all Craft & Vision photography ebooks – TODAY ONLY!

November 25, 2011
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David duChemin’s Craft & Vision are having some kind of Black Friday / Xmas sale, where they’ve bundled a bunch of their great photography PDF ebooks and selling them at a 50% discount – but only today, and the offer expires at November 25th at 11:59pm PST. Get yours while you still can, or how about […]

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“Beyond Thirds” – A photographer’s Introduction to Creative Composition by Andrew S. Gibson

November 16, 2011
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New eBook Available: BEYOND THIRDS is a captivating and inspiring 38-page eBook about taking composition past the so-called rules. It’s a thoughtful, practical book about the way we build our photographs within the constraint of the frame. Andrew S. Gibson moves past the traditional discussion of thirds by showing how a more holistic approach can […]

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“Making Light 2: Advanced Use of Off-Camera Flash” by Piet van den Eynde

October 20, 2011
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New eBook Available MAKING LIGHT II takes an in-depth look at how to get the most from your off-camera flashes. Piet takes you beyond sync speed and softboxes and gets into the details on working with multiple flashes, modifiers, and triggering systems for both Canon and Nikon. This massive eBook also includes 10 case-studies and […]

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New photo eBook: “The Inspired Eye 3” by David duChemin

September 20, 2011
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Calibrate your Creativity. The Inspired Eye, Volume 3, is about the creative process behind our photography. Technical proficiency is highly over-rated; if you can make a good exposure, and focus the camera, the rest is about your choices, your own creative decisions in making a photograph. Improving your photography happens when you improve the way […]

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New photo eBook: “Making Light – An introduction to off-camera flash”

August 17, 2011
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MAKING LIGHT is all about producing beautiful photographs with your off-camera flash. These practical techniques are specific to one remote flash so you can forget about all the fuss of using tons of equipment. Learn how to fill in harsh shadows, balance ambient light, rescue fading evening light, or substitute for a complete lack of […]

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New photo eBook: “Andes – the print and the process series” by Andrew S. Gibson

August 2, 2011
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Using both film and digital capture, Gibson captures the natural and majestic beauty of places like Machu Picchu; as well as, the rich culture and struggles of the Incas and their mountain lifestyle in a raw and intimate journey that is as much about photography as it is about adventure. Andrew is a gifted teacher […]

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New photo eBook released: “Your Creative Mix” by Corwin Hiebert

July 19, 2011
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Your Creative Mix takes an in-depth look at the value of growing your passion for art, honing your creative skills, and finding new ways to connect and share with likeminded people as a way to grow your photography business. This eBook bridges the gap between creativity and commerce. It focuses on the unique business and […]

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Fuji X100: My First Impressions [UPDATED August 1st 2011]

July 6, 2011
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I’ve been eyeballing the Fuji X100 camera since it was announced late 2010. Initially I thought it was too expensive, considering the limitations such as fixed focal length and fixed lens, meaning you can’t zoom (without using your feet, that is) and you can’t change the lens to anything else, like on DSLR and on […]

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Sony HX9V digital camera – Overview

July 5, 2011
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Sony’s latest range of Cyber-shot digital cameras were released in late April 2011 with the DSC-HX9V at the forefront of these new designs. Much like it’s predecessor the DSC-HX7V, the 9V is designed as a traditional compact camera which boasts some top-end new camera technologies. The appearance of the camera is very similar to the […]

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Photo eBook: “A Deeper Frame” by David duChemin PLUS the Deepest Discount Ever!

June 28, 2011
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David duChemin’s first eBook in over 6 months, A Deeper Frame, is an introduction to the discussion about re-introducing the illusion, or perception, of depth that is removed when the camera flattens the three-dimensional world into two. This insightful and inspirational eBook will help you understand principles that artists have understood for centuries, but that […]

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(micro)STOCK: From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young

June 8, 2011
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New eBook Available: (micro)STOCK: From Passion to Paycheck by Nicole S. Young is a jam-packed guide to producing, managing, and marketing your photographs for digital distribution on the micro-stock market. There is a lot more to stock photography than uploading a bunch of pictures and hoping for the best. Nicole shares her industry experience and […]

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Nikkor 24-120mm f4 (vs Nikkor 18-200mm VR in quick lens sharpness comparison test)

June 6, 2011
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I’ve been a happy user of Nikon’s 1st generation Nikkor 18-200mm VR f3.5-5.6 DX lens since I got it for my Nikon D5000 shortly after I purchased the D5000. However, I quickly learned that a fast prime was a must so I also purchased the Nikkor 35mm f1.8 AF-S, which is an amazing (and cheap) […]

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Nikon 70-200mm lens thermos bottle [review]

May 16, 2011
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Last year I reviewed the Nikon 24-70mm lens thermo cup, which I think was pretty cool (and I still use it sometimes when I’m out and about). This time I got something even better to review;  a Nikon 70-200mm thermos lens bottle from LensMug.net, a 1:1 model of the real Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Specifications: […]

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“Extreme Perspectives” – An Introduction to Mountain Photography

May 12, 2011
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A new ebook has just been released by my favorit photography & ebook website, Craft & Vision. Extreme Perspectives, An Introduction to Mountain Photography by Alexandre Buisse is a collection of amazing stories and beautiful photographs from some of the most breathtaking and remote places in the world. This ebook will inspire and excite photographers […]

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New eBook available: The Power of B&W in Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A Masterclass)

April 12, 2011
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The Power of Black & White in Adobe Lightroom & Beyond (A Masterclass) by Piet Van den Eynde is an exceptional course on creating black and white photographs in Adobe Lightroom. For the emerging photographer, digital black and white seems like it’s simply a mouse-click away but the process to create exceptional monochrome images requires […]

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“The Evocative Image” – A Photographer’s Guide to Capturing Mood

February 24, 2011
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A new ebook has just been released by Craft & Vision, titled The Evocative Image, written by Andrew S. Gibson. The Evocative Image is an inspiring introduction to the processes and techniques specific to making photographs that express what we feel. With great examples, creative exercises, and insightful comments Gibson offers up his unique perspective […]

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Review: Kata “Reflex-C” Camera Strap

February 15, 2011
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You’d be surprised how hard it is to review a camera strap. I mean, it’s a strap. It holds your camera. What else is there? Actually, there’s more to it than that, and if you’re still shooting with your branded original camera strap, I’ll let you in on a secret: It sucks and it was […]

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New eBook from Craft & Vision: Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wigget

January 18, 2011
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Winter in the Canadian Rockies by Darwin Wiggett is the newest ebook to be added to the Craft & Vision library and the latest in The Print & The Process Series. Darwin captures the spirit of Canada’s most striking mountain range in this monograph of breath-taking landscapes. Photographers of all levels, and geographic persuasion, will […]

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Photography: What’s drawing the eye (visual mass)?

December 15, 2010
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If you like taking pictures, then you’d probably prefer taking pictures that people like to look at as well. Sometimes we get lucky and capture a great shot, but often it takes a little bit of thought or planning to get it just right. Remember, don’t just take pictures – make them! One thing you, […]

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readySTEADY – A much cheaper alternative to a Steadicam for stable video recordings [review]

November 21, 2010
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The readySTEADY is one of those little “why didn’t I think of that?”-devices that’s very simple but can do a really good job. What readySTEADY does, is it helps you to stabilize your video recordings – if your camera is something like a Flip, Vado, Kodak Playsport, Sony Webbie or just about any other small […]

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Review: Nikon Lens Cup (24-70mm, 1:1, zoomable)

November 8, 2010
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Hmm, a lens cup. How to review a lens cup. Well, it’s a cup. You can keep hot or cold drinks in it as well as drink from it. I guess that’s about it. But if you want more information… Canon lens cups have been around for quite some time now, though I doubt they […]

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Sony HX5V – First Impressions (Quick Review With Video & Photo Samples)

August 7, 2010
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This is just a short “first impressions” review of the Sony Cybershot HX5V digital camera with GPS. I’m not going to go much into details and technical analysis, there are many other photo review blogs out there doing a much better job at that, than I would probably ever be able to do. Here’s a […]

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Nikon D5000 DSLR Review – 6 Months After Purchase

July 14, 2010
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It’s been more than six months since I purchased my first Digital SLR camera, the Nikon D5000, a camera that recently won the reddot design award 2010. If you’re looking for in-depth Nikon D5000 reviews, check out these great ressources. They do a much better job at reviewing cameras, than I would ever be able […]

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Nikon Coolpix S1000pj – World’s First Camera With Built-In Projector

August 6, 2009

Thanks to its built-in projector, Nikon Coolpix S1000pj is a technological innovation at the front of the rest of the photo industry. The projector allow users to share images with friends and family in a new way without using any additional equipment and without having a ton of people around the camera’s LCD screen. Coolpix […]

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