This is very relevant to both professional and hobbyist photographers. We’ll be watching carefully as the drone issue unfolds and the FAA and local government decide how to deal with them.
© Paul Mozell 2014
Just when I thought I had completed reading everything meaningful about HDR, or High Dynamic Range photography, a book arrived on my desk that addresses the world of black & white photography in the HDR context. I’m a student once again.
© Paul Mozell
This Modern Romance: The Artistry, Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography
Focal Press, New York and London
Stephanie Williams and Christen Vidanovic
198 pages. Price:$29.95 (USD) £18.99 (GBP)
Focal Press, a publisher of books for creatives and imaging experts and hobbyists, has released a title about the business of engagement photography.
Is this a good thing? Your opinion?
(CNN) — Online photo archive Getty Images is opening 35 million images to online publishers to use free of charge, acknowledging that many of its pictures are already being copied anyway.
Editor’s Note: The Griffin is a terrific arts institution located just North of Boston. I’ve also seen the Wilson’s present on several occasions – strongly recommended. Bring the kids!
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm
Location: Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA 01890
Who’s watching you? Find out on Sunday, March 23rd when Eyes On Owls presents a live owl program in conjunction with the Griffin Museum of Photography and sponsored by Digital Silver Imaging and LensProToGo. This program is a hoot for everybody from grade K through adults. All who attend are in for some fun with educational close-up views of these secretive birds of prey.
The abrupt closing of the Calumet Photographic stores in the US can only mean that they were unable to compete with Amazon and perhaps with a few of the megastores in New York. Over the years I bought new equipment, supplies like seamless backdrops and film, rented gear, and bought value-priced store-brand products such as light stands and crates. You just can’t buy everything online. Calumet will be missed.
One of the many blessings of digital photography is the ability to make super-sharp images with an extended depth of field. In this still-life of a vase of fresh daffodils sitting on my dining room table, my goal was to make the image sharp from front to back; something that could not be achieved with one shutter click. The process is known as focus stacking, or image stacking and is derived from methods used in scientific, medical, and industrial photography.
© Paul Mozell 2013
In these days of instant communications, choosing a new digital camera or upgrading an older one can be a challenging task. I’m going to try to make the choice a little easier with a brief glossary of terms and some street-level advice. Perhaps you’ll be better prepared at the height of gift-giving season.
Camera Phone: Even older flip-phones have cameras — albeit of rather poor quality — while the latest generations of phones have cameras and software that produce pretty good images. So, the question stands: “Is the camera phone all you need?” Well, the answer depends on your needs and expectations.
© Paul Mozell 2013
As digital photography continues to evolve, High Dynamic Range or HDR technique keeps pace with the cascade of changes. Until we reach a point where image capture and output devices can reproduce what the human eye can and transmit to our brains, HDR will retain its place in photography. Keeping us on track, Unified Color Technologies has simplified the process of combining a series of bracketed exposures into one harmonious image with ample shadow and highlight detail, minimal noise and subtle color rendition.
In this first example I
This is a wonderful film about photographer Richard Avedon; part of the PBS American Masters Series. I have very little interest in fashion or fashion photography yet I have always found Avedon and his work a source of endless fascination. How he orchestrated his images, worked with people, loved life, and made stunning portraits of the famous and the not-famous among us.
© Paul Mozell
A New Take On the Adventure Photo Backpack
I’ve got camera shoulder bags that look like briefcases; a rolling bag that carries the works; a heavy duty backpack that’s great for a long day on the trail with big glass; an ultra-light daypack that carries one body and just 2 lenses; and many others. And now I’m enjoying the new Lowepro Flipside Sport 20L AW® — an innovative backpack that does it all — carrying a lot, with quick access, and protection for my gear in the great outdoors.