Some discouraged photographers complain and say they can’t get good shots because they don’t have the time or funds to travel to exotic, photogenic places. Sorry to rain on their pity party, but everyone can get decent images without a travel budget. Here are a couple projects you can start on tonight, as soon as it gets dark.
Have you ever wondered what a digital SLR’s fast-firing shutter looks like slowed down? Well, "The Slow Mo Guys" have done just that while filming the inside of a Canon DSLR with a high-speed video camera.
Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this lovely sunset photo by Michel Hersen. Hersen shot this image of on Cannon Beach in Orgeon but, ironically, he captured it with a Nikon. He used a Nikon D7100 and 18-200mm Nikkor lens with a Lee .9 soft graduated neutral density filter.
Another extremely rare, very large, and very expensive lens has gone on sale on eBay. This time it’s a one-of-a-kind, all-black Leica R 600mm, F/5 Apo-Telyt Unicum lens, which had an asking price of $229,999.
Today’s Shutterbug Photo of the Day is this gorgeous travel photo by Frederick Allstetter. Allstetter shot this image of the Duomo di Catania (Cathedral of Catania) in Sicily, Italy with a Sony DSC-RX100 at ISO 1600, f/3.5, 1/20 sec at 13.6mm.
I’m hardly what you’d call a Film Dinosaur. Over 98% of the images I shoot are captured digitally. But, after I recently ran a dozen rolls of Kodak Tri-X 120 through some ancient medium-format roll film cameras, and had it developed, scanned, and printed on Fuji Crystal Archive photographic paper, I’m a much better digital photographer because of it.
DNP has launched a smaller, lighter, and faster flagship DS620A dye-sublimation photo printer for event photographers. The latest addition to DNP’s line of DS Series printers, the DS620A is a compact, pro-grade photo printer and can produce up to 400 prints per hour. Built with an improved thermal print head, the DS620A will also come backed by a three-year Advanced Exchange Warranty from DNP IAM (at the time of purchase).
Kodak Alaris recently announced the winners of the annual KODAK Gallery Elite Award, which honors photographers who are members of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) that have used KODAK PROFESSIONAL Photographic Paper to perfect their art. This is the the 29th anniversary of the award, a culmination of annual state and district awards held throughout the US in conjunction with the PPA print competitions. Kodak Alaris will showcase the four winning images in its booth (#726) at Imaging USA (I-USA)—the annual PPA conference and trade show, Feb. 1-3, 2015.