K5600 Big Eye

by JamesNYCJanuary 20. 2011 22:04
K5600 Big Eye

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The Photographers Survival Guide: How to build a successful business.

by JamesNYCJanuary 18. 2011 23:49
Suzanne Sease & Amanda Sosa Stone speak with 1ProphotoTV.com about their book: The Photographers Survival Guide: How to build a successful business.

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Interview with photographer Lou Benjamin author of: 'The Naked and The Lens'

by JamesNYCJanuary 17. 2011 19:23
Here is an interview with photographer and ICP instructor Lou Benjamin. Lou wrote a great book called: "The Naked and the lens." Beyond the fact that the book features fine art nudes and the discussion of thereof, it is also an incredible photo graphic resource with the amount of information it contains regarding photography, digital photography and digital capture.

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New Firmware for the Leica S2

by JamesNYCJanuary 13. 2011 06:57

A new firmware version for the Leica S2 is available free of charge for all registered S customers in our owners´ area.

Thanks to our close cooperation with professional photographers, we are always well informed about our clients' needs and wishes, as you will see in the improvements of our firmware for the S-system. The new update FW 1.0.0.24 offers a range of interesting and helpful improvements.

From now on, lossless DNG-compression is possible, which reduces the file-sizes and increases the burst-rate capability. Further new features are a new maximum exposure time, shutter speed section in bulb mode and a setting option in highlight and shadow level warning.
Also, there are improvements towards the histogram display, the legibility of the display, memory card compatibility as well as setting option for the memory button. Not least the increase of autofocus precision, which improves the focusing on very small picture details, speaks for the update FW 1.0.0.24. As of now, registered clients can download the update at the Leica owner's area, as a matter of course for free.
TO THE OWNERS´AREA

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The truth about working for free.

by JamesNYCJanuary 12. 2011 15:43

Should I work for free?—a flowchart

This is a great little item that is getting passed along in just about every photo forum and photo related web site and it's well worth passing along here too with credit to it's author Jessica Hische  http://jessicahische.com/spendstoomuchtimeinternetting/

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Leica | Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition

by JamesNYCJanuary 12. 2011 10:41

Invitation to submit entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ photographic competition 

Solms, Germany (January 12, 2011) - Leica Camera AG invites professional photographers to submit entries to the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award,’ an international photography competition. Photographers wishing to take part may submit their entries online from January 15, 2011 to March 1, 2011 at www.leica-oskar-barnack-preis.de. This year, the value of the competition prizes has significantly increased, with the award winner receiving their own piece of Leica history.   

 

For the first time, the winner of the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ will receive a Leica M9 camera and a lens worth 9,500 euros (approximately $12,300) in addition to a cash prize of 5,000 euros (approximately $6,500). For the ‘Newcomer Award,’ open to all (aspiring) professional photographers aged 25 and under, the award has also been increased. The winner will receive a Leica M9 camera and a lens.  

Competition entry conditions: An international jury awards the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ / ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’ to photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between humans and the environment in graphic form in a sequence of up to 12 images. Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between humans and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, unobtrusive and groundbreaking.

 

The competition is a memorial to Oskar Barnack (1879–1936), the inventor of the Leica. From 1914 on, he increasingly used the prototype camera he developed, today known as the Ur-Leica, for photography. The history of photojournalism is closely tied to his invention, as, beginning in 1925, the compact and easily carried Leica cameras were instrumental in enabling entirely new and expressive forms of photography.  

The terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded at www.leica-oskar-barnack-preis.de.

 

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Improving your digital work flow with Lexar media

by JamesNYCJanuary 9. 2011 11:21

Jeff Cable from Lexar shows us how to use SSD drives and Crucial memory to speed up our computers and increase a photographers digital work flow and save time.

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"CMYKilla! Yo"

by JamesNYCJanuary 7. 2011 11:26
This is just what I needed after an evening of Guinness & Patron Anejo

Mad Props to Adobe.

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DIGITAL TECHNICIANS NEEDED

by JamesNYCJanuary 4. 2011 23:54

We are interviewing digital techs with at least 2 years of on set experience for freelance and full time positions. in depth knowledge of Capture One and Leaf are mandatory, experience with other capture software a plus. should have working knowledge of the following camera systems: Hasseblad 555, H-Series with any Phase One back, Canon 1ds-Mark II and Mark III or Nikon D3. must be familiar with Mac OS X, basic color correction, Epson printers, file management techniques, basic computer networking concepts, troubleshooting camera systems and computer hardware.

by email:  info@shootdigital.com
(attach resume in Word or PDF format)

by mail:
shootdigital
23 east fourth street
new york, ny 10003

by fax:  +1 212 353-0367

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Interview with Photographer Lou Jones

by JamesNYCJanuary 3. 2011 18:52
Here is an interview with photographer and ICP instructor Lou Jones. Lou wrote a great book called: "The Naked and the lens." Beyond the fact that the book features fine art nudes and the discussion of thereof, it is also an incredible photo graphic resource with the amount of information it contains regarding photography, digital photography and digital capture.

Part 1

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 2

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 3

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

Part 4

1ProPhotoTV.Com interview with Boston portrait and location photographer Lou Jones.

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Stuff people say

Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar. - Helmut Newton

 

"The Camera does not lie, Post Production and Publishers do". - James-ism 09/06/2013

 

"Papa, ... Music is your love, but Photography is your Religion." - Joya D. Hall-Sullivan | Age 10

 

"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth." - Richard Avedon - 1984

 

 "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

 

"Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar." - Helmut Newton

 

"You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth." - Annie Leibovitz

 

"When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track." - Weegee

 

" The camera is much more than a recording apparatus. It is a medium via which messages reach us from another world." - Orson Welles

 

"Some people's photography is an art. Not mine. Art is a dirty word in photography. All this fine art crap is killing it already." - Helmut Newton

 

"Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more. " - Nikola Tesla

 

"I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable." - Richard Avedon

 

"The first 10 000 shots are the worst." - Helmut Newton

 

“If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.” – Edward Weston

 

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning." - Mahatma Gandhi

 

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

 

"If you want reality take the bus." - David LaChapelle

 

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

 

"When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist." - Robert Mapplethorpe

 

" Great photography is always on the edge of failure." - Garry Winogrand

 

"I don’t think photography has anything remotely to do with the brain. It has to do with eye appeal." - Horst P. Horst

 

"Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work." - William Klein

 

"Avedon claims to have been the best photographer in the '60s - bullshit - Bob Richardson was - despite or because of being insane and strung out on drugs, I managed to do photographs that are considered iconic - being known as the 'photographer's photographer' means I lead and they follow - I'm broke and they are rich." - Bob Richardson

 

"If you're absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success" - Will Smith

 

"Either take the lead or follow behind, just stay the fuck out of my way." - James Sullivan

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