Archive for 2008

Last Posting of 2008 !

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Last day to vote for the ColorMunki Pack contest winner.look further down the HOME page for details) OK, Lets Focus on the best of what 2008 had going for it. It’s always easy, what we call low-hanging fruit, to diss the events. But we got this email this AM and it had a pretty good […]

The Worst Paparrazi – Funny or Die Comes Through

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This is too freaking funny. Or we think so anyway. Please be forewarned that there is some adult language in this vid. But it’s funny stuff. World’s Worst Paparazzi – watch more funny videos This should break up your day.

Weekly Giveaway – Oh Yeah, We’ll Do It Again.

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

To close out the year, this week we are offering up one of the most popular giveaways this year : the ThinkTank Photo Urban Disguise 30. [photopress:UD30_1_1.jpg,full,centered] If you want to take it to the streets and be a bit stealth, you have to check this company out. Very smart designers. Working photogs who know […]

Color Munki Pack Contest Finalists: Pick Us A Winner!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

We’d like to thank everyone who sent in an entry for this contest. It’s always hard to figure out a best and fair way to do these things. Honestly, we thought about having prints submitted but you would want to have the prize already to make the best print possible. This way, we get to […]

One More Day, One More Night

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The packages are bro-wrapped ( defined as a best attempt by a dude to wrap a gift) and ready to go. A few last meals with friends before everyone runs off to a break. [photopress:balls.jpg,full,centered]outside Tiffany in BH The cameras are ready, batteries charged and media cards cleared. These are some of the most emotionally […]

Yep. We’re Doing it. Extending the Color Munki Contest Entry Deadline for 3 More Days !

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

This is one heck of an end of year gift pack. Everyone has been running around this holiday and got very busy. And a ton of you have asked for a coupla more days to enter. Done! Check the article for contest requirements, and send in your entries to Just put “Munki” in the […]

Holiday Gift List – Last Minute Goodies!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Been spending a lot of time catching up with friends and have been checking into some other possible gifts which are still possible to get a hold of.[photopress:580401.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:580496.jpg,full,alignright] The Lensbaby Composer with the additional lenses, has been rocking my world for about a week now, with the pinhole camera attachment being the highlight. I […]

The King Is Dead! Long Live The King! Instantly!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Even Andre 3000 couldn’t stop it. (you’ll get it at about 3:45 but it still is a great song.) even if shaking it like a Polaroid picture, didn’t really help the development, just the dancing. In a matter of days, Polaroid instant film will be history. Honestly, it has been unavailable at your local photo […]

Weekly Giveaway – Two Masters Look at America

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Between 1930 and 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans traversed the United States, photographing a country emerging from a great depression and surviving a world war. Though not done in conjunction with, nor consecutively, the resulting collection of images is breathtaking. With distinctive styles of photography from each man, this book, Walker Evans & Henri […]

Daily Holiday Giveaway – Up Against The Wall!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

It’s a good thing to get your photos off the computer and put them out where everyone can see them. And change them at will, easily. Not the digital frame road because we honestly think there is a way to go on those.Oh, it’ll get there, but just not yet. So when we saw this […]

Today’s Holiday Giveaway Gift – Nikon Creative Lighting DVD

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

[photopress:C6BEA6ADAA2648019CE99F284743379D_1.jpg,full,alignright] Here are the details on this excellent DVD, “Nikon School- A Hands on Guide to Creative Lighting”. You know, honestly we are very happy to see the folks from Nikon and Canon starting to step up the plate and create programs that truly show you how to get the most out of the gear […]

Our Holiday Gift List 2008! A Little Late, But You Don’t Have To Be

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Ok, it’s time. Time to check out what you may want to get or give this holiday season. Peace on earth or goodwill towards all mankind would be cool, but….. Most of these items are well under $100. USD, except for the cameras, and the Visionaire book, but you should be able to locate all […]

End of Year Contest – Win A Color Munki!

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Just Added: This is one heck of an end of year gift pack. Everyone has been running around this holiday and got very busy. And a ton of you have asked for a coupla more days to enter. Done! Send in your entries by 12:01 AM, Dec. 25th, and while Santa and Hanukkah Harry go […]

Weekly Giveaway – Alec Soth: The Last Days of W.

Friday, December 12th, 2008

In October, we had the pleasure of interviewing Alec Soth in NYC. At that time he spoke about a new project about to be published in a unique format: Newspaper, entitled The Last Days of W. [photopress:lastdays00.jpg,full,centered] What’s so unique about that? Well, when was the last time you saw a fine art “book” printed […]

Shout Out To Our Peeps!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers who share the cool stuff they run into out there. From Scott G., he turned us onto this just as we were putting the finishing touches on the NEWSLETTER yesterday. (yep, baked fresh weekly) This tilt/shift method of shooting and post production just tweaked our eyes. From Vince Laforet [photopress:tennis.jpg,full,centered] […]

More News From Miami…..

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

OK, uploading all and sifting through the materials to see what makes sense to share. A couple of things I wanted to get right out to you though: D.A.P. book distributors and publishers had a booth at Art Basel, (they are alreday prepping 2009!) where they took care of your artful needs if you didn’t […]

If You Are Not Happy With Your Digital Prints, Remember GIGO

Monday, December 8th, 2008

We can talk for days here about why you should print your photographs. And we have. We know that a lot of folks are somewhat disappointed with the results they get in their digital darkrooms, no matter what printer they are using. There is a reason for that. GIGO. Or “garbage in, garbage out”. If […]

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

For the past couple of months we have been traveling a bit to some very cool cities where the night time defines the character. And when that happens, you want to capture it as you’ve experienced it. Jill Waterman, a photographer and educator based in NYC, has published a book called Night and Low Light […]

Weekly Giveaway – ThinkTank Photo Helps You Get Low On The Radar

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There is nothing like a good shot of street life, with a solid dose of humanity staring you in the face. Sometimes, though, you don’t really want to get all flashy and be swinging that big, shining camera and lens in everyone’s face. Discretion is key on the street. For photographers, anyway. So this week […]

Your Cup WILL Runneth Over, We Promise You.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Nothing like a little, friendly art fair to stimulate the senses and lighten the wallets. How about a gazillion of them all at once ??? Ok, it just feels like that. We’ve been moving around Miami to check out a bunch of them and see if we can spot any trends in the business of […]

Vee Speers – The Birthday Party: Childhood Memories You May Not Have Had

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

One of the most popular galleries at Paris-Photo last month, was the Jackson Gallery of Fine Art. And the biggest draw were the photographs of Vee Speers.Click on the link and take a look at the series. [photopress:Untitled__16.jpg,full,centered]© Vee Speers The beautifully simple, desaturated yet crisp, photographs of children from her Birthday Party series, brought […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Damon Pack

Monday, December 1st, 2008

We’ve been here before and it seems to bring a smile. The Damon Pack comes with: [photopress:P1010197_1.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:thumb_P1010206_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:thumb_P1010201_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:B00062F4LC.01_A1PY46IM1CBEG3._AA200_SCLZZZZZZZ_V38986737__1.jpg,full,alignright]a Lowepro Pouch, a Giottos Mini-Tripod, an official lens cloth (complete in it’s own neoprene carrying case with attaching clip), tattoos, and a surprise. [photopress:DRes_20AW_silver_left_n_1.jpg,full,alignright] Like Crackerjacks. Except no candy coated popcorn, peanuts, but a […]

Make Room For Daddy – The New Nikon D3x! 24.5 MP And Solid!

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

After months of rumors, and a tiny leak this weekend, Nikon has announced the new top of the line addition to the line of Professional DSLRs: D3x. So to start, we have a 24.5 megagpixels FX (full frame) unit with a ship date of well, Dec.. Right around the corner. Coming in at a hefty […]

Nikon CoolPix S60 – A Closer Look

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

As we all run headlong into the holiday season, one thing we’d like to bring you is a little guidance in your gift purchases. Even if the gift is for you. We first saw this camera at PhotoPlus Expo about a month ago, the Nikon CoolPix S60. 10 megapixels, Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, […]

Pogue-O-Matic Shopping Guide – Just In Time For The Holidays

Friday, November 28th, 2008

It’s that time of year when we get ready to publish our holiday gift guide. It’s for you, and for those wanting to gift you. As we were put that list together, this came across the desk from David Pogue. He’s been giving us the straight talk on all kinds of tech and gadgetry since […]

This is not an empty shell.

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

[photopress:MagrittePipe.jpg,thumb,alignright] Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Magritte. Nothing like that. Instead it’s a bit of thanksgiving memory that has a photo of an object as it’s touch point. [photopress:shell2.jpg,full,alignright] When I was a kid, we used to have thanksgiving dinner at out house or […]

Denis Darzacq – Photographer : A Frozen Moment In Freefall

Monday, November 24th, 2008

At Paris-Photo, we walked the lanes aware and ready. With the criteria for showing at the event this year, leaning towards a more modern approach, the senses were primed for a new vision. Denis Darzacq delivered, in showing us a normal place, Hyper Markets (as opposed to Super markets in the US), with everyday shoppers […]

Lets Do Black Friday – Photoinduced Style!

Monday, November 24th, 2008

See bottom of article for just added items to this special Black Friday giveaway. The day after Thanksgiving in the US, always heralds a major sale-a-bration on everything you could possible want for the holidays, gifting wise. The stores have things they call “Door-Busters” where from dawn to about noon, there are special prices on […]

Jim and Millie Casper: Citizens of the Global Photographic World

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

When the plans were being made to travel over to Paris-Photo, all of the ancillary events had to be put into the shed. Whether it was a curatorial tour of a major exhibit, private viewing of a small gallery, and of course..the parties. The one we were told not to miss was hosted by Jim […]

Why So Serious? Go Elf Yourself!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It’s that time of year again, although Christmas stuff coming before US Thanksgiving is always a strange thing (think we first started to see it before Halloween in LA)… BUT, the folks at Office Max have partnered up with JibJab and you can, once again, take your favorite still portrait and make yourself (and others) […]

Sabine Weiss – The Last Discovery Of The Trip

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The day I left Paris left time enough for coffee and a croissant with a loved one, and then a last trip to a Museum that had been closed til Weds. I had 2 more Metro transfers left, 2 hours before the taxi would come, and knew it took 7 mins to get to the […]

Now That’s It’s In Our Hands – Annie Leibowitz At Work : Instant Classic!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

OK, we gave away a copy of the Annie Leibowitz At Work book this week, and we had never seen it, but had high hopes. Well, that particular gamble paid off handsomely. Returning from the trip to Paris with all of it’s photo-goodness, the stack of books waiting on our door step, felt like Christmas […]

Quick Note – Ovatation TV Brings Out Photo Week On Air…Again.

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The folks at Ovation TV (you know, the network that actually cares about the arts?) is running an 8 day programming block with some of the coolest content on photography, called Framed, sponsored by Nikon. Reprinted here is an article on the first go round in June of this year: “On Sunday, it was a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz At Work

Monday, November 17th, 2008

You’ve seen so many of Annie Leibowitz’s photographs in your life, perhaps sometimes without knowing it. Her coverage and depiction of the people of her generation and yours, has created a body of work that speaks to a style of image making she has created all for herself. There have been documentaries, traveling exhibits, and […]

Last Day For PARIS-PHOTO, But Don’t Worry…There Are Plenty of Photos Left To Purchase

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

OK, fine. Maybe you just want to look. Or buy that limited edition book that you will not see anywhere else. We’ve already come across an out of print book that we’re picking up for our weekly giveaway. Think about this these economically challenged times, one of the best places to invest is in […]

2 Days Left for Paris-Photo, But Paris Is Chock Fulla Photography Goodness Right Now.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Sure, Ladurée makes darn fine croissants, and the best macarons ever. [photopress:29_1.jpg,full,centered] But the fine delights for your palette are just smidgin of what you will see here at Paris-Photo, and all around Paris. We took in the Patrick Demarchelier exhibit at the Petit Palais. The concept of organizing this master’s show is genius. Admittedly, […]

Some Breaking Photo News-

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Nope, not the fact that RED is making a 3K modular, still and video camera that will take Canon and Nikon lenses, for under 3000.USD. Not going there just yet. We are at Paris-Photo and we are all about the photographs. Drumroll, please…… [photopress:PF8_1043.jpg,full,centered] Yao Lu Winner of the 2008 BMW – Paris Photo Prize […]

Paris-Photo 2008: Oh, It’s On All Right!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

[photopress:PF8_0766.jpg,full,centered] The preview for this years Paris-Photo Art Fair, starting today at took off yesterday with a huge response from the ever passionate group of photography lovers. [photopress:PF8_0773_2.jpg,full,centered]your credentials,please [photopress:PF8_0837_2.jpg,full,centered] Japan is the honored and featured country this year, with the Japanese galleries seemed centered on one side, near the back quandrant, although work was […]

Lee Miller at the Jeu De Paume – What A Life!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Before you enter the exhibit, you are treated to a film by Jean Cocteau, as he creates multiple personas of Lee Miller, in a rare 1930’s film. You have been set-up to explore this sometimes tragic, many times married, model, photographer, who being inspired by the artists of her time, may have been responsible for […]

Alec Soth – One Of The New Shining Lights In The World Of Fine Art Photography

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Hailing from Minnesota, Alec Soth has become a darling of the global fine art market. [photopress:61zcEje64bL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] But his work is much quieter than all of that. A very unassuming man, his work speaks for itself, whether it comes from the explorations of Sleeping By The Mississippi, or the very personal journey of [photopress:41kxBWtcF3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright]Dog Days Bogata. […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Little Leiter

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Yes, well, what can I say? I’m a fan. And thanks to Steidl, I can order up this reprint, easily. We’ve discussed this work before. Need a reminder? [photopress:447158669_13417e450e_1.jpg,full,centered]© Saul Leiter Here is the book, Early Color [photopress:51JA41H6DTL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] From The Steidl site: “None of Leiter’s contemporaries, with the single and partial exception of Helen Levitt, […]

Leica S2 – First Look At The Sleek, 37.5 Megapixel, Handmade Prototype

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

First introduced at Photokina this year, the Leica-S2, came to the PDN/PhotoPlus Expo, where we were able to get our hands on it. Holy Moley. Even in it’s handmade prototype form (there maybe 2 of these in existence) the brilliant, clean design, made the crowds drool. With a massive sensor and on-board processor, this medium […]

And Now A Word From Dan Milnor, Out At The SmogRanch

Friday, November 7th, 2008

From a most refreshing viewpoint, although SmogRanch may not seem to have anything to do with refreshing, our friend and photographer, Dan Milnor, puts forth his viewpoint. And we dig his writing. He graciously has allowed us to reprint this column, from his site. As he admonishes everyone to read at their own risk, this […]

ThinkTank Photo – How Did They Know What I Was Thinking?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Whenever I travel, the camera bag that comes on board the plane with me is the ThinkTank Airport International. Looks so much like regular luggage, that it ticks off cabbies in NYC who assume I’m going to the airport when I’m only going to the Javits Center. Kinda like that. Now, the gear, including the […]

Quick Link To Check Out

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Photographer Scout Tufankjian has been covering Barack Obama since he began the campaign. This freelance photojournalist has covered history as it was just rewritten Check out her site here.

As History Was Made……

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

…we were at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Some images captured with the Nikon D700, and the 24-70 2.8 lens: [photopress:JCPelection_181.jpg,full,centered]

Lensbaby just Got A Whole Lot Better – The Composer System

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Sure you know about Lensbaby: the tilt/shift lens that fits onto your camera body. Looked kinda like a medical contraption that you would wear like a leg brace with series of pins, rods, a tube and discs. It works great, don’t get me wrong. And the Lensbaby folks made the special unit that was used […]

Canon 5D Mark II – Oh Sure, HD Video Capability, But It’s A Fine DSLR, Too.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

So now we have 2 choices in that HD capable DSLR range. Here is the Canon version, the 5D Mark II, which made a leap ahead of the Nikon D90, going right to 1080P HD video. And it has an external mic input. These cameras have made such an impact in the video world that […]

Weekly Giveaway – Inside and Out

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This week we have some solid teaching materials for you, from Software-Cinema. You see, we like their teaching methods. It’s a straight forward, clear, honest method that we warm up to. They’ve been doing it for years and have a darn good playbook. Plus they attract some of the best pros in the business to […]

Nikon D90 – HD Video Using Real Glass. Now THAT’S News ! (isn’t it?)

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

We know you’ve been hearing about this new entry from Nikon. Shoot HD video with the DSLR in your hands. Seems like a great idea. But we’ll let you know once we shoot some real video with it. Looks great in person, though. And seems easy enough. At the end of the day though, this […]

The Boda Bag – A Real Worker !

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Last week at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC we caught up with the companies putting out some of the best new products for your photographic life. Each day we’ll be bringing you more vids, to show you the gear up close and help you make your buying decisions. Now we didn’t get to everyone, but honestly, […]

Olaf Heine – Leaving The Comfort Zone

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Celebrity photographer Olaf Heine, spoke to us about his first book “Leaving the Comfort Zone” available in the US Nov. 2008, and what that title really means to him. We caught up with him at the Verve Gallery in Los Angeles, where he’ll have an exhibit of some of the selected images. Have a listen […]

A Casualty In Our Digital Midst

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

One thing that we have been seeing lately is a shake-out of digital photographic services. Not that the rest of the global economy is in fine shape either, but truly, the strong survive. We met with some of them at PhotoPlus Expo and we’ll bring that report to later this week. Another stock/archive/selling service for […]

Before They Disappear……..

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

OK, some quick notes on a couple of must see exhibits, that close this week in NYC. I know, I know, we try to talk about things you can access and see even if you are not physically present, and we’ll give you links. However, these 2 shows, especially the Pet Store are awesome in […]

We’ve Just Been Schooled.

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Printed Picture Museum of Modern Art – October 17, 2008–June 1, 2009 [photopress:dotscreen_moma.jpg,full,centered] Taking you from the very beginnings of the printed image, not necessarily photographs, you are presented with images and their magnified details to truly see what makes up that printed page. Whether it’s 0’s and 1’s, or squares, or a dot […]

Day 3 At PDN/PhotoPlus Expo – That’s A Wrap!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

It’s done. For another year. The 25th Anniversary PDN/PhotoPlus Expo ended on Saturday, with a lot of dealers selling out of product. Seems that even with the economic conditions, a new piece of gear seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. And quite honestly, the dealers and manufacturers were giving some pretty good show […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz : Life Through A Lens

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Finally Available! This excellent program was first broadcast on PBS as a companion video to Annie Leibowitz’s recent major traveling exhibition. You will be able to track with this master photographer as she shoots, edits her book, and lives her life. The personal aspects of this program are a rare look inside this powerful, cultural […]

Day 2 At PDN/PhotoPlus Expo

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Another day on the floor, in the meetings rooms, and food courts of the Javits Center in NYC. The PDN/PhotoPlus Expo roared ahead today with what I’ll now call a manageable show. [photopress:TST_0075.jpg,full,centered] Sure, the economic conditions are on everyone’s minds, but there are some tools out there that could make your photographic life better. […]

It’s Only Just Begun…PDN/Photoplus Expo

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Well after Day 1 at PDN/Photoplus, we do have some info. A. Much more manageable, but that also means alot of folks didn’t get booths. B. Perhaps Saturday will bring the crowds. It should. C. Manufacturers are trying to help shooters out and are offering some pretty good deals, so worth your time if you […]

From The Land of Aaron and Rosie – The Love Story Continues

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Yes, as promised, and with the permission of the artists/couple, we bring you another installment of the Aaron And Rosie story. Remember? We told you about this couple who met online via a Flickr 365 days self portraits, and fell in love. It’s an awesome photographic love story that has found followers all over the […]

And The Hits Will Continue to Come…PDN/PhotoPlus Expo Starts in NYC This Week

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This is a great week for photography in NYC. Between the Lucie Awards tonight at Lincoln Center, to major photo auctions, seminars, talks, meet and greets, culminating at PDN/PhotoPlus at the Javits center. And we’ll be joining the festivities a little later this week, bringing you the highlights and a whole slew of new videos. […]

A Little Thing To Make Your Workflow A Little More Pleasant

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

[photopress:Picture_44.png,full,alignright] Not a plug-in, or a secret formula, a piece of gear or some new software. And you already have the gear you need. what we are talking about is a real cool site for music on the internet that will be the background groove while you work away on your editing, cataloging, and general […]

Weekly Giveaway – Saul Leiter Book

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

We brought this to your attention a few weeks ago and we wanted to make sure we secured a copy for you for the weekly giveaway. You see, in the world of photography book publishing, unless there is a huge general market for a book, the printing runs are fairly limited. So it may happen […]

Nikon Gets Into Broadcasting Online – Some Tips with Carson Kressley

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Well, first they had Ashton Kutcher, playing a party dude with his Nikon. [photopress:look_good_in_pictures.jpg,full,alignright] Now they are teaching you some simple tips in photography with Carson Kressley. Remember him? One of the guys from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Now he has a show called “Looking Good Naked”, and we think this is the […]

The “Oscars” Of Photography Takes Place On Monday At Lincoln Center – The Lucie Awards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

For the 6th year in a row, the Lucie Awards will commence on Monday, Oct.20th. For the second year, the famous Lincoln Center will host the event, and the masters of photography will be properly honored. Being surrounded by their peers, and admirers, honorees will be presented the Lucie Statue, a new standard in excellene […]

Weekly Giveaway – Hit The Green Trail With LowePro

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

LowePro is the acknowledged leader in camera bags for the outdoor photographer. Agreed? So when they came out with this “green” backpack, it was no surprise. An environmentally aware company, this CompuPrimus AW has the right credentials: All bags in the series are constructed of 100% post-consumer, recycled Cyclepet® exterior fabric—using the equivalent of at […]

Aaron and Rosie Forever – A Flickr Love Story

Friday, October 10th, 2008

A little romance to start your weekend. What happens when 2 photographers fall in love across an ocean ? You get a visual love story that could only happen with today’s technology. [photopress:2754569187_99602e6a74_b.jpg,full,centered]© Aaron Nace and Rosie Hardy 24-year-old designer and photographer Aaron Nace and 17-year-old student and part-time waitress Rosie Hardy found each other’s […]

Release The Hounds!!!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Or the digital photos. A few weeks ago Debbie Zeitman wrote a great article on sharing photos in a physical fashion. Well, they’re on to us- Yep, all of the manufacturers have realized that sharing your photographs means more than posting them on the web. And they’ve been answering the call with products that are […]

Bring On The Night !

Monday, October 6th, 2008

When opportunity Knocks..Make Sure Your Camera is Ready. Whether you shoot on the street, or only within your immediate sphere, there are some very cool opportunities to shoot ’em up, coming up. Of course the holidays, as families and friends gather and you can utilize all of the new facial recognition software in some new […]

Your Photographs On TV : Redux – Apple TV Gets An Update

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Ok, you know we have been digging the Apple TV since it came out as a somewhat fulfilled promise of future set-top boxes. [photopress:product_product.jpg,full,centered] (Right. What did he just say?) Basically , you have a box, that, with wi-fi, connects to the internet and your computer(s) to stream all of your music, connect to iTunes […]

Some Quick tips for LA and NYC: This Weekend Only!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Sorry, for the last minute heads up but…… [photopress:gilbert_and_george.jpg,full,centered] Free days at Los Angeles Museums this weekend, 24 of them, and in NYC, Aperture presents Gilbert and George at the Brooklyn Museum. If we were on the East Coast, we’d be there. A Rare opportunity to hear these gentlemen speak. And if you hear about […]

Do you Laugh Or Cry?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I’m thinking laugh out loud. From Director Robert Downey, Sr., a prince,(yes, Iron Mans dad) came this rugged B&W movie about advertising in the late 60’s. Putney Swope. Look at Mad Men now, and this film told the story of the rebellion against that man in the grey flannel suit. Essentially, the only African-American executive […]

Why So Serious? Here’s A Little Candy To Lighten It Up

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

It’s not all fine art and sympathy over here at . Oh,no. Sometimes we stumble across something that is a little goofy, pointless and a totally excellent way to spend a few moments. Take a still photo, any still photo.Upload it to M&M Candylab site. Easily track the key parts like eyes,mouth,nose and ears. […]


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

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Discover Saul Leiter

Monday, September 29th, 2008

“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” Saul […]

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

So says Bette Davis in the classic “All About Eve”. [photopress:BarrelMan_blog.JPG,full,alignright] Well, we are having quite the bumpy night, day, weeks and more to come with this economy. Not just in the states but all over. Can’t wait to see the art that comes from this part of our global history. And luckily you are […]

Show Me The Light

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

It’s not just about the high ISO, or face recognition, or auto focus. Nope. What it IS about is light. Of course that depends on what your definition of is, is. Sorry, just a little Clinton humor. So it’s the addition of light or the subtraction of light that can make a photograph. Yes, we […]

Adobe.TV Has A Ton Of Tasty Snacks for You

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

OK, maybe we buried it at the end, but that wasn’t our intention. We want you to learn. So does Adobe. Here are series of videos on their full line of products and of course, we are highlighting the photographic side of the street. Adobe.TV will give you a fuller preview of the goods BEFORE […]

Many Are Called By Walker Evans – A Look At The Riders Of The Rails

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Being in NYC last week and taking the subway to most places, this book, Many Are Called by Walker Evans, kept coming back to mind. The best way to get around Manhattan, and the thickest concentration of the heartbeat of the city, the subway has a unique dynamic. [photopress:9780300106176.jpg,full,centered] Everyone creates their own space and […]

Rambo 4, Rocky 5, Photoshop CS4 – All Extensions Of A Winner

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Except instead of a tired franchise long removed from it’s premium original, this new version of Photoshop puts more than lipstick on this software.[photopress:ps_cs4_bxshot_3in.jpg,full,centered] Today Adobe announced the new line of creative suites for the professional market, although the advanced amateur will be able to use them all. Photoshop CS4 and CS4 Extended were unveiled […]

Wow! Free Public Space Dedicated to Photography!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

“The Annenberg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest private family foundations, announced today plans to open a new community space dedicated to both digital images and print photography in Los Angeles, California. The Annenberg Space for Photography will open in spring 2009 at 2000 Avenue of the Stars. [photopress:annenbergspaceforphotography_largelogo_lessspace.jpg,full,alignright] Located on the former site of […]

The Happiest Place On Earth Doesn’t Always Have a Mouse And Rides

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Since I was about 5, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, has been a strong visual touchpoint in my life. With a collection of modern art that is unparralled, to exhibitions that have never disappointed. It is always a stop on a trip to New York. As a matter of fact, I keep an […]


Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Museum of Modern Art a shimmer of possibility. Photographs by Paul Graham Feb 4th – May 18th, 2009 11 West 53rd St. NY,NY 10019 Tel: 212-208-9400

Another Step For Canon – The New 5D Mark II Full Frame

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And the parade of new gear continues…. Today Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.[photopress:Canon_5D_Mark_II_flash.gif,full,alignright] [photopress:Canon_5D_mark_II_top.jpg,full,alignright] The successor to the EOS 5D launched in 2005, Canon a full-frame CMOS sensor, HD video capture. In addition to capturing full-HD 16:9 video clips at 1,920×1,080 resolution, the 5D Mark II features a 21.1 megapixel full-frame […]

Hello?…..Hello? Great, I Just Took A Picture Of My Finger!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

As we walk the streets of NYC with our techy iPhone camera in hand, we wonder what else can this phone/ipod/video player/gaming device/ camera do for my photographic life ? [photopress:PJWhite_250px.gif,full,alignright] Our good friends over at Photojojo collaborated with Matt Nuzzaco to go through EVERY photo app currently available on the iPhone App store. From […]

I Feel A Little Naked

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Off in NYC on a business trip, and decided to travel without a DSLR as test. In one of the most visually stimulating cities in the world, the tools have been limited to 2: An iPhone and a Point and Shoot, I know, I know…it’s not like I’m totally stripped. The point and shoot is […]

It’s Time For YOUR “At Bat”

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

What we’re talking about is this weeks giveaway. And the “at bat” is sporty talk for your chance to swing and hit a home run. Getting up to the plate. OK, baseball. You CAN be a contender. By putting your photographs into a hard cover form, you will get them off of the hard drive […]

Is There A Book In You? Blurb Thinks So

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The folks over at Blurb, who make it super easy for you to create a high quality photo book, complete with dust jackets and end flap info, have gone deeper into the realm. Along with the creative support they give you on the site , they have started an offshoot called Photography.Book.Now which is a […]

Remember The Day

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

I know exactly where I was, and what I was doing. Sitting in the home office, very early on the West coast, prepping for calls to the East. First cuppa joe, and turned on the tube. The first tower had been struck. The horrible events that followed will always be burned in my memory, along […]

Weekly Giveaway – Never Can Say Goodbye

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Or, you never HAVE to say goodbye. We mean to your digital files. [photopress:103_product_image_437136666.jpg,full,alignright] This week we have great CD-ROM from the folks at Software-Cinema – Lightroom Workflow:Creating Bulletproof Archives of Digital Photographs OK, not only are you going to learn the optimum way to use Lightroom, but in this CD-ROM, you’ll learn a necessary […]

Like Superman’s Vision, But With More Beauty and Elegance

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Before we tell you about the life threatening danger this man is in for his art, we’ll take a look at the art itself. [photopress:xraydude.jpg,full,centered] Nick Veasey doesn’t use a Nikon. Or a Canon. Or Hasselblad. Not even a view camera. [photopress:rtg_bus.jpg,full,centered] Detail of a full shot of a bus He creates using X-Ray machines. […]

Eugene Richards Wins Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

This just in: The brilliant, compassionate photographer, Eugene Richards will receive $20,000 and collaborative support from Getty Images photo editors as he pursues his documentary photography projects. He began work on “War is Personal” in 2006 as a series of photo and text essays focused on the lives of people in the US who’d been […]

OK, Sherman, Set The WayBack Machine for 1973 – LAFlash!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

OK, first… what the heck is a wayback machine? On the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, 2 characters, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, would travel back in time via the wayback, to learn about history. [photopress:Waybackmachine3.png,full,centered] And LAFlash? [photopress:laflash_poriginal.jpg,full,centered] It was a celebration of Los Angeles style in 1973, told by photographers. Stop laughing. It may be […]

Santa Monica

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Rose Gallery Mark Cohen: True Color Feb. 17th – April 11, @009 2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery G-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 Tel: 310.264.8440

A Perfect Time To Read This Article By Debbie Zeitman

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

As we continue in our theme of sharing,saving and accessing your photographs, we bring you an article, by reader Debbie Zeitman, which hits right on target with us. [photopress:apertue_1.jpg,full,centered] Liberate Your Photos by Debbie Zeitman Digital photography makes it easy to leave your photos locked up in your computer, meticulously backed up and protected, but […]

Art Is In The Eyes of the Beholder..And We Think You’re Holding!

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Yep, we’re talking about your life and every thing in it. Especially the photographs. These are the visual records of your history, and the cultural times you’ve lived in. Whether there are cues from the clothing, the vehicles, the furniture, the hairstyles. [photopress:593px_Family_House_1969.jpg,full,centered] You may not have realized it, but all of these captured moments […]

Oh, Sure…A-List Celebrity, Married to An Incredible Woman, Global Humanitarian.. What Else Ya Got?

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Yep, he’s has a few things going for him. Brad Pitt just added another assignment into his ultra cool life: cover photographer for W. Coming in November. Luckily, he knew the talent so it must have been a lot more comfortable for him. Plus at least one of them was very at ease in front […]

Shhhhhhh…Can We Keep This Between Us?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I’m now about to reveal a secret. A photographic secret. A truly fun secret. A birthday party time secret. You’ve done the prom parties, the costume parties, the dinner parties, the pile-into-a-limo parties and party. Been to most of em. [photopress:bday_party.jpg,full,centered] Try this on for size: a fashion shoot party. Give all of your guests […]

Carrie Bradshaw Is To Shoes, As Photographers Are To……..

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

BAGS! Gear Bags. Working Bags. Ditty Bags. Travels Bags. And rightfully so. Like the we always say, the Right tool for the Right job. Or bag in this case. Photographic bags can look like they have all that you need, space, pockets, dividers support online, in the store, or the videos we present, but it’s […]

Here They Come…Faster Than A Speeding Bullet…Able to Upgrade Your Photos in a Single Bound

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s Canon and Nikon!. With new DSLRs for you to desire, covet, wait for. Not surprised are you? It’s almost time for Photokina, the every 2 year trade show in Cologne, Germany. This is where the manufacturers introduce the latest gear, which may be ready for the coming buying season: […]

While We Wait for the New Shows….

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The galleries are closed. The owners are perhaps dipping their toes in the sand and sea. Like you probably are. The new work is waiting to be hung and viewed, once we all return to our routines. When I was a kid, this last weekend meant the final gasp of vacation, school supplies had to […]

They Are At It Again! Adobe Rolls Out Some New Product For The 93% Crowd

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The folks at Adobe keep coming at us with new, updated products. And the improvements seem to come from user input. You are totally the right people to listen to. They will be making available a new version of Photoshop Elements for the 93% of you (the PC crowd) now on version 7 by the […]

The Good, The Bad, and the Real World Review of RayFlash – Ring Light for Your Portable Flash

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

This one goes out to all of our strobist friends out there. Peace. [photopress:DSC_0242x.jpg,full,alignright] The right tool for the right job. Said it once or twice. Love the great shadowless light that a ring light can give you. Essentially, it’s a circular flash tube whose output is shaped by reflectors, dishes, or shot full frontal. […]

Photosynth: Dizzying 3D Photomerging from Microsoft

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

OK, we love 3D. Truly. And photomerging is one of the most fun things to do when it happens right. there is a certain satisfaction when it appears to be a seamless stitching of multiple images. But this is a whole new animal. Yep it one of those 93% applications ( meaning PC) but check […]

The Summer Wind, Came Blowin In……….

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Can’t believe the summer is gearing down already as the vacationers have left for the last bits of sun worshipping, splashing or just seeing the warm months of relationships outdoors start to wane. Yep, soon all of the still photos of the fun will be headed to the memory banks, and we’ll be there to […]

Didja Watch History Being Made? 8 Gold Medals!!!!!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Do you know who the folks are that are recording it? [photopress:79539181.jpg,full,centered] These are the men and women wearing the khaki Kodak vests, serving as their ID credentials, spending day after day picking the angles, carrying the looooong lenses, moving from venue to venue. Photo Olympians to be sure. But check out these sites to […]

Hey !…Tomato!… Over Here!… Is It True You’re Dating Kolrahbi??

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Every Sunday, I make it down to the local Farmers Market. It happens to be in Brentwood,CA. home of more than 2 celebrities. And some of them happen to go to the market. Hey, they have to feel their peaches for firmness, just like you and me. [photopress:DSC_0076_2.jpg,full,centered] Anyway, part of my shopping experience is […]

Stop The Inky MADNESS!

Monday, August 11th, 2008

It’s been a couple of weeks of technologic challenges. Starting with our main computer deciding to live in triage at the Apple store ( they gave us a new one, still kernel panicing), then the shared printer decided that every time we put a new color cartridge in, what it meant to say was that […]

And Now A Word From……You!

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Last week we did the weekly giveaway a little differently. [photopress:simplesave3.jpg,full,alignright] Along with giving product to the correctly numbered reply, we asked you to tell us why the item, in this case, HP SimpleSave DVD’s, would be a good thing for you to get. Well, the response was terrific, and we wish there was enough […]

Weekly Giveaway – China: Is That Big Enough?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Let’s continue to take a look at this expansive country and culture. This time we come from a photojournalistic point of view in this massive volume from Taschen; China-Portrait of a Country by 88 Chinese photographers. [photopress:51Q7kkJ0JBL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] With visual tracking of history, this 424 page volume gives you a taste of the years of change […]

“With These 5 Rings, I Thee Wed” – 08.08.08

Friday, August 8th, 2008

[photopress:fe54cc343543532ae8223d438f2539e9_getty_81972990cpzex101_olympic.jpg,full,centered]© Getty images Get ready to be married to the media. The TV, Internet, Magazine, Newspaper coverage for the Olympics , starting with the opening ceremonies later today, will be like you’re living with it 24/7. And the good part, is all of the classic photographs that have yet to be taken. Just imagine being […]

What’s In The Bag? Mark Savage: Photographer

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

We bring you another in this series of working pro photographers, sharing their secrets of the tools of the trade. [photopress:MS_port.jpg,full,centered] This time, Mark Savage from Corbis, shows us his simple set-up, that works like a charm, and gets the job done. Plus, his portable lighting gear may make you rethink your options. He loves […]

Dummy Up And Save Energy

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

This one is for all of you Strobists out there who can’t get enough power with the battery set up they are using. So here is what we’re talking about. If you will be shooting for an extended period of time, like an event, and need to rely on your portable flash for light, you […]

I Know It’s Here…Somewhere..I’m Sure Of It….

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

But first let me tear through all of the gear and see EXACTLY where I left it. So maybe it’s time to get a bit more organized. After finding files in various hard drives (hard drive crash, computer replaced, almost have everything back where it should be) we’re ready to tackle the hard goods in […]

Weekly Giveaway – It Doesn’t Get Much Easier Than This – HP SimpleSave

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

How about this : you have all of your digital photos and video files stored somewhere on your computer. You’ve been meaning to back them up, as you start getting some error messages on your screen. Something is wrong with your computer and the repair techs say to wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall […]

You Suck At Photoshop….now THIS is funny!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Just took a look at this series from My Damn Channel. If you like your Photoshop lessons with a bit of backstory (fresh divorcee ) from the instructor, a lot of attitude, but some real lessons, You have to check this out. They are up to 13 lessons, with your teacher Donnie, who seems right […]

I’m Getting Married In The Morning….

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

…..and the photographs will be FREE! [photopress:strong_teasers07.jpg,full,centered] That is the idea by some very smart wedding photographers at PRINT. [photopress:print_logo_blog.jpg,thumb,alignright] To introduce a new photographer to their company, they have asked for couples planning nuptials to submit their story. Kinda like what the TODAY show did with couples this year. Here are the entry regs: […]

Brescia, Italy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Gallery Paciarte Contemporary Araki “Polaroid” Vs Womanliness Groupshow April 23rd – May 23rd 2009 Via C. Cattaneo 20/b 25121 Brescia – Italy Tel. Fax +39 030 2906352

Lightroom Just Got Tastier; Now Available in 2.0

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Tastier and more productive. By far. We have been fans of Lightroom since it came out ,for a lot of reasons, but mainly the way it fit in our workflow. It was the most natural, integrated, asset management software for photographers. Like all things, it grew up. The last update gave you additional tools with […]

Weekly Giveaway – Fire Up The DVD Players!

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Whether you are taking a staycation or hitting the road this summer, this giveaway has 3 chances of delivering something to you. [photopress:VW445_150.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:73_product_image_2120129690_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:512VssvxJGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] * Inspiration with a DVD from ICP on Henri Cartier- Bresson, taken from a lecture he gave in the 70’s, with his photographs to follow you through * Education with […]

You Say It’s Your Birthday!

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Well it’s my birthday too, yeah. But today is a different kinda day for me. I prefer to give gifts instead of receive them. It’s an important day in my photographic life and this is why: When I was about 8, there was a softcover book on the bookshelf in the hall, between the 2 […]

I Know, It’s Only Rock N Roll…..

Friday, July 25th, 2008

but I Like it, Like it, Yes I DO ! [photopress:DSC00625.jpg,full,centered] Jim Marshall has photographed some of the most iconic rock and roll images of our time. From the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Hendrix in his classic stance, Janis Joplin in repose avec bottle, Jim Morrison sucking up a smoke, Johnny Cash flipping you off, […]

And We Have A Winner in iPhone Contest!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

We would like to thank everyone who posted some excellent photography for the contest. The amount of work, thought, and time put into them was evident and made the judging that much tougher. And speaking of the judging we’d like to thank all of our creative friends in the ad world who helped us in […]

Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Duncan Miller Gallery Henri Dauman, Florence Guere – Sharp Contrast Sept. 18 – Oct.25th,2008 10959 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Tel: 310.838.2440

Kernel Panic Has Nothing To Do With Orville Redenbacher

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I only wish it did. Instead, kernel panic is what happens when your computer has major issues. As in time to bring it into the shop. Like you better hope you have everything backed up. Been chatting that “Back-Up” stuff here for awhile and before taking in the sick friend, read MacPro, triple backed up […]

Real World Review – Boda Bag: Work Fast And Light

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

We’ve said it before: the right tool for the right job. If you have ever had to shoot an event like a wedding, party,business gathering, celebrities, and wanted to be compact, change lenses fast to make sure you got the shot, the BODA lens bag is a great choice. We’ve discussed other bags in this […]

August Sander and His Unfinished Visual Symphony

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The Getty Museum has, once again, brought out gold from its massive photography collection. This time it’s from the German Portraitist, August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century From the early 1900’s to before WWII he traveled his view camera from city to farmland posing his subjects with appropriate wardrobe and accoutrement to show respect […]

Weekly Giveaway – Out Of The Red, Into The Scene

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Only 3 weeks until the Summer Olympics opens in Beijing. The coverage will start to inundate the airwaves, website, and every other screen. [photopress:412TRNF41HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] So we wanted to take another look at the photography scene there, and in this case Out Of The Red. In a country with over 1.4 billion people, the diversity and […]

Living In A 3D World…Aren’t We Doing That Already??

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Oh Sure-[photopress:Krystlerocker.gif,full,alignright] There is some 3D-ness out now in the movies, the latest being Journey to the Center of the Earth, with more coming, but let’s give props to the 3 Dimensional photos that you may have had as a kid. Only viewable on this little item, The Viewmaster. It is STILL the coolest thing […]

Real World Review: The Nikon D300 – Still Great After All This Time

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

[photopress:D300_18_70_front34l.jpg,full,centered] Wait…didn’t this just come out…….? The Nikon D300 has been in our hands now for a couple of months. Of course Nikon just announced the D700. Not so many months later. But thankfully, it was added to the line, and not a replacement. So consider this outstanding camera, the D300, and relish the fact […]

Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Sometimes the beholder has paid some huge money for it. Not just being flippant, but the art market depends on the collectors to set the tone for value. When Andreas Gursky’s diptych of the 99cent stores sold for over 3.3 million dollars, a new height was reached for the sale of a photograph by a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Inspiration and Discovery

Monday, July 14th, 2008

[photopress:640_cover.jpg,full,alignright] Well, you have to get those 2 things from this book, PHOTOart: Photography In The 21st Century. And we are sure you will. 120 artists, 520 pages, glossaries, and brilliant observations and reviews of each photographers work. Aperture has done it again with this look at the current group of artists leading the way […]

Corbis Opens MOFAA – A Virtual Museum

Monday, July 14th, 2008

It sounds like a great idea. MOFAA.ORG : Museum of Art for the Arts. The stock photo houses that have been gobbling up all of the rights for some of the greatest photographic images in history, give something back to the community. The ability to see these photographs, at least online. Here is the full […]

Aperture is Truly “Book Smart”

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

With a long time reputation for producing some of the best tomes in photography, including the brilliant magazine, Aperture has produced another volume of photographic importance. [photopress:640_cover.jpg,full,alignright] PHOTOart compiles a collection of brief introductions to 120 of the most important up and coming artists. OK, here are the layout highlights: by giving each photographer their […]

If You’re Gonna Lie……..

Friday, July 11th, 2008

…at least do a good job of it. [photopress:0709_lede_IRAN.jpg,full,centered] In the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse) [photopress:ledemissiles2.jpg,full,centered] the […]

iPhone App Store Opens – With A Bunch of Photo Specific Downloads

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Tomorrow will see the second coming of the iPhone. Year 2 of this historic phone. We’ll see how it all goes, as some people feel it’ll be life changing. Every other competitor is looking to be the “iPhone killer”. One of the big things that is the Apps store with new applications to add to […]

Hmmmm..Does This Article Make My Blog Look Fat ?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Sure, we’re getting some more crazy stuff in today. But it’s not just to fill the page. This stuff is funny. And photographic. As the summer progresses and we all hit the social events, ( re : parties, gatherings, BBQ’s, beach days, etc.) everyone has a digital camera and has no problem recording the events […]

OK Everybody, Settle down..Theres enough sales for everybody: The Democratization Of Stock Photos

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

A few weeks ago we let you know about PhotoShelter’s new push in the stock photo world with Shoot The Day! They have done their homework and found out what the people who buy the photographs really need. And we’re talking about the subject matter. Then The big boys come in like Corbis with SnapVillage, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Just for Fun

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I know, we go all kinds of places on this site, from simple photo related gadgets, to heavy emotional exhibits, pro gear reviews, and DVDs that can help teach you to be a better photographer. Educate, Inspire and Entertain. That’s what we ultimately hope to do. But this week, the giveaway is all about fun. […]

So you Wanna Play The Stock Market?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Sure, the stock photography market can be a lucrative key to the residual lock. the gift that keeps on giving. Yep, it’s the photographs that are kept on file with numerous selling agents and are sold for reuse to advertisers.They save money by not hiring a shooter to go out and specifically capture a subject […]

A Few Extra Things for The Traveling Photographer

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Even if you are prone to a staycation, there are still times you will packing the gear and heading out. Here are a couple of things that always make their way into my traveling camera bag. Just some additional tools that have made my photographic life easier. I’ll admit it. My sense of direction could […]

We Would Like To Play

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

[photopress:banner.jpg,full,centered] So began the Wii advertising campaign before it became one of the most coveted gaming devices for the rest of us. Like Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us. ( anyone?..Beuller?…Beuller?…) And now finally there is a photography game that is totally cool. I know, my age is just about 12 , but […]

Shooting Fireworks – Some Tips Other Than “Don’t Hold Them In Your Hand”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

If History Has Taught Us Anything…….

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

[photopress:10c762e89da0a866c1074110._AA240_.L.jpg,full,alignright]”Just Take It In Little Bits At A Time”. That’s was the formula for getting the most out of a book called “The Keepers Of The Light” . Sitting at a luncheon on the Riviera, I was introduced to a man who knew things. Photographic things. Image things. And we talked. He told me of […]

This Just In: Nikon Announces New Camera In The Line-Up / D700

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

[photopress:D700_24_120_front.jpg,full,centered] So halfway between the D300 and the D3, Nikon brings the D700. Size wise comparable to the D300 but has the amazing ISO range of the D3 (up to 25,000!) Full Frame sensor : FX (23.9 x 36mm) and cropped DX Still a 12.1 megapixel unit, but you know by now that its all […]

Ovation TV – Our New Best Friend

Monday, June 30th, 2008

On Sunday, it was a bit hot here in Los Angeles, making it was a good day to read and maybe catch up on some TV. Flipping around the channels, we searched for some content that would hold at least SOME interest. Spain had already won. and then, “woah” [photopress:23193_1177709159.jpg,full,alignright] Ovation TV had an all […]

Weekly Giveaway – How About A Free Camera ?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Special word for today’s giveaway is “HOLGA”. Shocking, I know.. Details below. [photopress:31A1SCJZZ4L_1._SL500_AA200_.jpg,full,alignright] Of course you’ve heard about the Holga. Just the coolest low tech film camera around. And since it’s all plastic, a lightweight wonder also. There is a cult built around this camera and if you’ve never put your hands on one, here […]

Artsy or Fartsy ? You Be The Judge !

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

That’s the question that Rob Schwartz, Executive Creative Director of TBWA\Chiat\Day asks you. Oh sure, by day he is the creative compass for one of the most iconic advertising agencies in the world. So he sees thousands of images, professionally, But with this series of photographs, he asks you, the viewer, to comment on images […]

Nokia N95 in Cannes – High Tech High Fives Low Tech

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

And when we say low, we mean the coolest, plastic film camera you’ve ever seen: The Holga! The folks at Nokia contracted with the mastermind behind HolgaMods, a site dedicated to tweaking these plastic wonders into a (slightly) more sophisticated camera. The modified N95’s are here. [photopress:tripodmount_1.gif,full,centered] And what brought this meeting of the minds […]

Making Peace With Digital by Deborah Zeitman

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

[photopress:Billy_Martin_fight.jpg,full,centered] Billy Martin breaking up a fight © Debbie Zeitman I’m no technophobe. In fact, I’m quite the opposite. I know my way around a computer quite well. I’ve edited many a movie on digital systems, gracefully and gleefully transitioning from film, trim bins, and splicing tape to computer monitors and files and all the […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Classic Book By Robert Frank

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

[photopress:TAm.jpg,full,centered] Recently we told you about the reprinting of this visual journey through the United States by Robert Frank in the 50’s. It was such a departure from the photographic styles of the time, that he couldn’t find a publisher in the states. In Paris, there was a company that took a shot and brought […]

And I see Joey, and Bobby, and David, and Frankie, and all the kids in Adland

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

[photopress:DSC00594.JPG,full,centered] As the week of the Cannes lions fest draws to a close and the beaches prepare to return to some sense of normalcy, the time of celebrating the work in the advertising business gets ready to leave the south of France. The awards, the parties, the dinners,the parties, the dancing , the parties, the […]

VERY Smart Phone – The Nokia N95 W/ Additional Lenses

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

[photopress:nokian951.jpg,full,centered] And the folks at Nokia are very smart for putting this multi-use tool in the hands of the attendees of the Cannes Lions Ad festival. [photopress:nokian952x.jpg,full,centered] As I was walking around the festival, there was a new camera in a lot of hands. The first thing to notice was the incredibly thin body. Then […]

This is Big – “Shoot! the Day : July 20th 2008”

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Who knew? With all of the stock photo prices dropping, and as the big suppliers keep buying up the small upstarts, the market has changed dramatically. The folks at Photoshelter , known for being a photographers online sales service, are poised to make a strong logical move in this world, and they did their homework. […]

Off To The Side, In The Back, Top Of Mind – Act Responsible Comes to The Lions..Again!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

After coming to the Lions festival for many years, for some reason this is the first year that ACT has come onto my radar. It’s a separate, yet supported exhibition of public service advertising. Including many who couldn’t afford to pay the submissions fee for the Lions competition. Why this year? Maybe this year the […]

It Took Awhile, But We’re Here….

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

After a canceled flight, some rescheduling, and many marginal meals, we’re finally i Cannes at the Lions Ad Fest which kicks off today. The entry was excellent, meeting a friend at the airport and sharing a cab into town. Best part was all of the luggage arrived. Whew.( have had 25% failure rate on that […]

Weekly Giveaway – Draw Me A Picture….

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Of course we just did a review, so it’s only fitting that we send one of this excellent tool, complete with bundled software for you. [photopress:bamboofun.jpg,full,centered] The Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet. We’ve discussed some of the cool working features of this pen/tablet/wireless mouse combo, and a bit of the software you get: Photoshop Elements, Corel […]

And We’re OFF! Packing Right, Packing Tight

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

The gear is back in the bag for another hand carried adventure to Europe. [photopress:cannes2008x.jpg,full,alignright] Back to the Cote D’azur for the biggest, baddest, advertising festival in the world: The Cannes Lions!. We’re going to this full out, massive event to find out what the current trends in photography are in the world of marketing. […]

Wacom Bamboo Fun – Start Using A Pen On Your Photos…Really

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

(big brass,timpani drum accompanied music in the background) When You want to take Your photography to the Next Level, and prove to everyone what a post production digital master you are , YOU need the…… [photopress:516teBCJLGL._SS400_.jpg,full,centered] Wait..slow down…when you want to have some fun and start working on your photos in a new intuitive way, […]

Dads, Grads and Everyone Else on Your Gift List This Month

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

I just paid 4.70 for a gallon of gas, $5 for a dozen eggs, and the rising costs show no sign of abatement. (I know our friends outside of the NA continent have been paying waaaaayy more for gas for years. We’re just getting sticker shock now. And every day a new number.) OK, Fine. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Sally Mann “What Remains” DVD

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

It’s Saturday morning in Los Angeles. The heat is rising outside and Hillary Clinton has just quit the presidential campaign. But inside, I’ve been moved and mesmerized by the next weekly giveaway: [photopress:mann_at_twelve_dec_06.jpg,full,centered] © At Twelve – Sally Mann What Remains: The Life and Work Of Sally Mann is one of the best documentaries on […]

Some Snacks for Everyone – Software Cinema Shares Photoshop Tips

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

[photopress:sc_logo_2.gif,full,alignright]We’ve just uploaded some new Photoshop training samples for you to check out on the VIDEO page. Just go to the Software Cinema tab and you’ll see the first set of new Photoshop CS3 training tips by Jim DiVitale. These folks have been training photographers for years in digital imaging and lighting and we just […]

When You’re Ready To Move Up in Your Digital Life

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Snaps are fun. Love my camera phone. And my point and shoot. Sure, I still use iPhoto and love it. But so many of my photographs can be made better with some extra care. Heck, in the wet darkroom days exposure, paper choice and burning and dodging did all that. I’m working it all dry […]

The Butterfly Emerged..With A Ton Of Wattage! Jas Rydell:Fashion Photographer

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

There is not enough times in our lives to do the things that truly feed the creative passion within us, with no strings attached. You create because it’s a need. Even if you put massive hours and blood, sweat, and tears in, it’s never work. It should be your joy. Going to college and studying […]

Weekly Giveaway – Picture This……

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Heres the scene: you’ve just attended a wedding or graduation and you may just have the perfect shot of the event. One of the coolest ways to share that shot is this book “ America at Home “ with THAT photo on the cover. Is that something you might be interested in? [photopress:friends_l.jpg,full,alignright] We shared […]

With a Sense of W. Eugene Smith, Andre Hermann’s Images Will Touch You

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

It’s a bold statement to compare someone to W. Eugene Smith. But when Andre Hermann brought his work to the reviewing table at the Academy of Art, and showed his 10 images, I was emotionally sucker punched. It was not just the situation of the subject, Garrett, it was the way his story was told. […]

And The Millennials Shall Lead Us…….

Monday, May 26th, 2008

…..or at least show us a new vision. Every year around this time, a group of us travel to the Academy of Art in SF to review, recruit, and advise the students who are taking their firsts steps into the pro world. Most have graduated but many are in their mid college experience. I’ve been […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Whickey And Cox…yep, that’s what we said.

Monday, May 26th, 2008

The good folks at Crumpler have come up with another fine item in their bag line. And of course it also includes a cool name: The Whickey and Cox– we think it’s a reference to a pub of some sort. Think I’ve visited that one. Twice, even. And when you’re looking for a nicely discreet, […]

Cornell Capa – Founder of the International Center Of Photography : 1908-2008

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

On Friday, at the age of 90, Cornell Capa, photographer, visionary, passed away. [photopress:PAR251408.jpg,full,centered] What he leaves is a unique legacy that celebrates photography on every level. [photopress:23370773.JPG,full,centered] Argentines cheering the arrival of naval troops who would complete the overthrow of Juan Peron, Buenos Aires, 1955. A photojournalist by trade, he founded the ICP in […]

iPhone Photo Contest Deadline EXTENDED til July 2nd!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

[photopress:win-1_r1a_1.gif,full,alignright] Yep, we decided to extend the deadline to allow for the newest iPhone to be announced and be shipping. Oh yeah, and let more entries come in. Remember we have some of the best creative directors and art directors in world looking at this and voting. So be there, be strong and bring your […]

Creative Living by Deborah Zeitman

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

[photopress:ocean_summer.jpg,full,centered] Mentors. Inspiration. All the things that keep us alive as creative people. One entered my life during my freshman year of college. I’d played with a camera and learned darkroom basics during high school, but here I was striving to learn more. In walked Ted Orland, visiting professor, trailed by a long, healthy resume, […]

I Spy With My Little Eye, Something I Want To Buy

Monday, May 19th, 2008

[photopress:pistore2.jpg,full,centered] Portion of the store As you look around and realize that the financial landscape is shifting rapidly, and not in the right direction , The purchases you make are researched, recommended and of great value. We all hope. And we’re here to help. With real world reviews, and by sifting through all of […]

Weekly Giveaway – Hooray For Hollywood ! George Hurrell in Santa Monica

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

[photopress:various_3.jpg,full,centered] Photo Studio Set recreation, using Georg Hurrells original Camera at the California Heritage Museum The glamour of the screen actors from the beginning of the cinema in Hollywood, will be remembered not only by their immense bodies of work, but the photographs of George Hurrell. Shooting on an 8×10 view camera, he captured all […]

Remember that Great Book YOU Shot The Cover For ?

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

[photopress:51fA_6yG5KL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] If you don’t remember, check your files. And you chose the photo, too. Maybe this will be a book you’ll keep for 50 years. The cover will be all yours. OK, here’s how it will happen: Years back there was a series of books called “Day in The Life of…….Australia America, Canada, Spain and […]

A Little Yin, A Little Yang

Monday, May 12th, 2008

I love candy. Yep, love it like crazy. And sometimes, although we also crave the tools discussed here, (we all need them, to do what we love) sometimes the gear check is like candy. Love the stuff. That is why I always need to balance the indulgence of those things with the point to it […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time to Hit The Streets…(with discretion)

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

It’s not Grand Theft Auto, but you should be aware of all things around you when you’re shooting on the street. No need to advertise that you have thousands of dollars worth of gear hanging on your shoulder. Of course your camera may give it away, but if want to be a little less conspicuous, […]

Who’s Zooming Who? Consider The Primes.

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Prime lenses were the way to go for years. The thought used to be that a zoom lens was cheating a bit, or using a piece of glass that wasn’t quite up to snuff. Sure, there were a few lenses that were in consideration like the 80-200 2.8 lens first introduced in 1978. Not a […]

Luck and Spirit by Deborah Zeitman

Friday, May 9th, 2008

[photopress:rodcarewprintx.jpg,full,centered] © Deborah Zeitman As a youth I was bold and brave, fearless in a way only innocence can allow. At nineteen-years-old, I eagerly walked into the Los Angeles Bureau of the Associated Press with a meager portfolio of black and whites and asked to work as a freelance photographer for the summer. The Bureau […]

Hey, Who Are You Calling A Pinhole????..What?……ohhhhhhhhh.

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

[photopress:Camera1.mid.jpg,full,alignright] We mean Pinhole Cameras. Low tech camera gear at its finest. And the good folks at Corbis want you to give it a shot. (ouch,sorry about that.) They had a company design some very cool cameras for you to DIY with, till the cows come home. With full instructions on construction and shooting, you […]

This Just In: The Orphan Bill Threatens Copyright for Visual Artists

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Just came into the in-box. Not sure why so long but…… check this out, all of you who create any visual art in the US. And for those around the world, pay close attention. Please copy and paste the URL’s in the letter for more info From the APA: “Today at 2pm EST The House […]

Daniel Milnor – Love That Blog

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

[photopress:lovethatbobdvd01.jpg,full,alignright] As opposed to Love That Bob – the series about the madcap adventures of a studio photographer. All kidding aside, while traveling through this wonderful world of photography, we have met some of the coolest folks. Last fall, while walking the streets of Paris attending Paris-Photo, a happenstance meeting with Amy K. from Canon, […]

On The Site Today Only – FREE GIFTS FOR MOM! – REVISED AS OF 4:43 PM PST

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Wow! that was fast. BY 8:17 AM all 3 books were spoken for. Congrats to Sean, Brian and Paul. All 3 were posted by noon, priority, and please let us know if they make it on time . And if you’d still like to get mom a copy of this book, click on the link […]

Weekly Giveaway – Here’s a Shocker

Monday, May 5th, 2008

While at the Gregory Crewdson lecture at the Hammer Museum last week, we got a signed copy of his new book Beneath The Roses for you. This is a large one with plates measuring 14.5″x 9.5″ and the overall book dimensions of 16.3 x 11.7. [photopress:crewdsonbook.jpg,full,centered] We only mention size because that is a hallmark […]

Gregory Crewdson – The Big Picture !

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

No, we’re not trying to be cute nor clever, but Gregory Crewdsons’ photographs are huge (5 ft. x 7.5 ft) images and for once, there is a reason other than a current trend for the massive size. [photopress:process080407_560.jpg,full,centered] © Gregory Crewdson – Beneath The Roses His tableaus, currently on view at the Gagosian Gallery in […]

And Now The Final “What’s In The Bag ?” With Harry How, Sports Photographer

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

In this 3rd installment of Harry Hows’ series, a secret specialty lens starts it off, then he wraps it all up and gives you the finishing touches on how he puts it all together. And why. Plus you get a full recap of every piece of gear he showed you in the previous vids, all […]

Very Cool Site – Maybe THIS is what you can give Mom !

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

Heck, she gave you life, you can at least give her some goodies on this hallmark holiday. Flowers, candy, gift ceryificates, brunch, a photo book…all good choices. But take a look at this site called Youngme-Nowme: [photopress:2442383664_a731c33a3f_b.jpg,full,centered] For years, I have had this strange habit of looking at people and imagining what they may have […]

“What’s In The Bag ?” Part 2 with Harry How, Sports Photographer

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

In this segment, Harry How of Getty Images, starts to dig in his bag and show you all of the gear he carries for an assignment and, more importantly, why he carries certain tools. Of course some gigs will call for some variations, but if he has to get to the job, right off the […]

Harry How – Getty Images Sports Photographer – Part 1 of His “What’s in The Bag”

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

We met with Harry How, sports photographer to see what kind of gear is in HIS camera bag. Wow. He held nothing back as we went deep into his rolling bag, to see all of the “right stuff” And he shared some insight with us that is great advice for those wanting to get into […]

Annie Leibowitz Photographs Miley Cyrus – Already The Apologies Are Flying In

Monday, April 28th, 2008

When Miley Cyrus was being photographed by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair recently, there were some photos made that presented the 15 year old pop star in a more revealing vein. No extreme exposure except for her naked back, but the tone of the image appears to be sexual in nature. Or is it? Although […]

Weekly Giveaway – Good Day Sunshine!

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Around the corner from our apartment in Passaic, NJ, there was a store that was a called a “5 & 10”. So named for the cost of the items they carried. Everything from toys, housewares, and some hardware. A mini department store. Now, I never found the 5 cent items, except candy, but there were […]

Pictures Of War – “Standard Operating Procedure” from Errol Morris

Friday, April 25th, 2008

From the time of Matthew Brady, photographs of the horrors of war have beseiged those not in attendance to share and remind us of a view of that reality. Whether it’s a battlefield strewn with the remains of the valiant of the Civil War, or the images from the Vietnam war of the child fleeing […]

Something Old, Something New, Something Signed, Something….Green?

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

On the old front (well, not too old) the limited edition Stephen Shore placemats are being shipped to Nancy C. from Nova Scotia. A very cool way to dress up you table. Or hang on your wall. The signed Larry Fink book went pretty darn quick this week and Yvonne F. of Houston, Texas will […]

Looking At Life Through Rose Colored Glasses РRos̩, Actually.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Photographer Brian Belefant, who has already had one excellent career as an advertising creative director, has revealed even more of his talents through his work posted on the site, Elixir Lens. What he has done is taken some very primary advertising credos, stating that the DNA of a message should relate to the product that […]

Just In Time For Earth Day : Digital Photography – the Truly Green Visual Medium?

Monday, April 21st, 2008

( this article was originally published here in Dec. 07. Some minor changes, but the concept is intact.) Not this green: [photopress:300px_Kermit2005.jpg,full,centered] Or this green: [photopress:images.jpeg,full,centered] But this green: [photopress:24trut.2.600.jpg,full,centered] Think about it: the media cards we use recycle the images, computers don’t add fluorocarbons, the batteries for the digital cameras are rechargeable.Most consumers use […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time To Make A Little More Room On The Bookshelf

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

The photograph tells the story. Everytime. It’s not the articles, musings, reviews. They may help explain a modus operandi, a back story, a behind-the-scenes look. Last week at the Hammer museum in Westwood California, Larry Fink regaled us with the tales of his life. We learned about the town he lives in, his politics, his […]

Like Rumble in the Jungle, The Crowd Was HUGE !

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

[photopress:M_B_Bingham_Evite.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:ali5.jpg,full,centered] Howard L Bingham’s coverage of the fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire captured almost 34 years ago, is currently on exhibit at the M&B Gallery in Los Angeles. [photopress:ali1.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:ali4.jpg,full,centered] The over 60 images Black & White and color tell the story of this this unique event, and I would […]

It’s Not Fireworks But….

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Thanks to everyone who sent in emails for the daily giveaways! It’s your support that’s keeps things like that coming. And today for our final Daily Giveaway (for now at least) we have a pretty full package for one lucky reader: [photopress:ray_1.jpg,full,centered] © Man Ray 1. Copy of the book Family of Man – just […]

2 More Daily Giveaways To Go!

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Yesterday , it was Mel H. from Georgia who had the fast hands this morning on the Elements DVD’s from Software-Cinema. Well done sir, well done. Today, Thursday, April 17th, we have another excellent book for the collection: Sylvia Plachy : Goings On About Town [photopress:584_cover.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:584_5.jpg,full,centered]© Sylvia Plachy. So let’s see…how shall we do […]

“My Father Died And We Got Irving” – Larry Fink

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

Not 2 minutes into Larry Finks lecture, he delivered that line accompanied by a photo of his mom and Irving. It was laid out deadpan. Comedy? Satire? Lecture structure? Whatever, it worked and got the crowd to loosen a bit. And as he further described his photographs you understood what he meant when he said […]

Don’t Be Afraid…..Photoshop Elements Is Your Friend

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

If you are just getting started in the digital world of photo manipulation, or could uses a little refresher course, today may be your lucky day. [photopress:81_product_image_584399168.jpg,thumb,alignright] [photopress:76_product_image_1586108196_2.jpg,thumb,alignright] Wednesday’s Daily Giveaway are 2 discs from Software-Cinema.One of the premiere training companies has , for years put out a full roster of easy to digest, learning […]

Good Way to Get Into The Week

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

And we have a winner on the Bundle bag from Crumpler. This time it’s Bunny B from Malaysia- Congratulations! [photopress:61j8uX18bhL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] And todays, Tuesday April 18th, Daily Giveaway is a book that’s been getting a lot of attention lately: A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers by Hillary Carlip It’s by a photographer who […]

Kevin Connolly : A Whole New View

Monday, April 14th, 2008

We all have our favorite angles to shoot from. Sometimes feet spread apart, elbow braced arms keeping a tight grip on the camera. Sometimes on a tripod, locking in an exact placement of lens, allowing the subject to reveal in front of it. Or do you grab a shot from the hip. Pull it up […]

Pack it Right and Pack it Tight : Crumpler Bags

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Just because it was the first day of the week, in this week of daily giveaways, we gave away 2 of the Taschen books. Congrats to both And it was a sunny day in Southern California. Classic, really. Today we have a great kit bag made by Crumpler: The Bundle. [photopress:b231_o10224_ai1671.jpg,full,centered] As you start to […]

Weekly Giveaway – Everyone Eats At Our House!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

As we continue our week of daily giveaways, we have a very special weekly giveaway, just for the folks who subscribe to the NEWSLETTER. [photopress:G526_600.jpg,full,centered] The good folks at the International Center of Photography (thanks Gigi) wanted one of you to get this very unique collection of photographs from Stephen Shore. From an edition of […]

Another Day, Another Giveaway..and Another Winner!

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

I know it may feel like we have nothing to report right now and are working on some very cool articles that will be posted soon. Like a video review of the Nikon D300 after working with it for a few months in real world settings. It may feel like that right now, but the […]

To Quote Keanu Reeves : ” Woah “

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

[photopress:book-cover_1.jpg,full,alignright] And in a flash, it was gone. Yesterdays daily giveaway item (Giottos Mini Tripod) went SOOOOO fast. Congrats to Steve M of Milton Vermont! Today we have a book: Digital Photography for Busy Woman by Laura Oles, a must have easy to digest, primer on all of the basics in digital photography. Not just […]

Of COURSE We Have Winners !

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Starting the weekend off with a little good news. Congratulations to Gary W. of Ohio, who will be looking at more color correct images shortly with the Spyder2express color calibration device, and to Andreas K of Germany, currently making some space on the bookshelf for Personal Exposures – Eliott Erwitt. And you know what we […]

American Idol Gives Back, and Dang it, So Do We !

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

OK, for some, American Idol is a guilty pleasure, for others it’s a completely manipulated and manipulative realty show. Whatever. Folks all over seem to have an opinion on the contestants. And once a year they give back with a charity show. Well, we’re not that big but we still want to do our part. […]

In the Moment or After the Thrill ?

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Which part of the story are you telling? After the fact? [photopress:hawaii_mon_11.jpg,full,centered]© Damon Webster That lilikoi pie was awfully good. Emphasis on was. Or that decisive click of the shutter occurring in the peak of the moment? [photopress:53_zamri.jpg,full,centered] Did you see that? and no photoshop? Was the photographer waiting for the dolphin because it had […]

Shining a Light on Aline Smithson

Monday, April 7th, 2008

[photopress:6.jpg,full,centered] © Aline Smithson I met Aline Smithson, quite randomly, a few weeks ago, while waiting to hear a photographers panel at the local museum. We exchanged business cards, promising to check out each others websites. Wow. Very cool work, that was very easy to digest. There is an approachable and comfortable sense to her […]

The Things We Do For Love

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

[photopress:513QN4BZ8SL._SL500_AA280_.jpg,full,alignright] While reading the latest issue of Creativity, there was a prefect ending to the issue with Last Word by Renny Gleeson. He is the Global Director, Digital Strategies for Wieden & Kennedy one of the most consistently creative and breakthrough advertising agencies in the world. The discussion wrapped around the subtitle of “Advertising is […]

Weekly Giveaway – I Think It’s Time We Had That Little Talk……

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

It’s about your color. Your Monitor color. Your Print color. [photopress:PC.CLV.S2E100.JPG,full,centered] We’ve been walking all around the issue forever, but it’s about time to face it. Since you may be dealing with the full on digital world at this point, even if you shoot film, you will be calibrating your monitor. And your printer. Yep, […]

First Look at ADOBE Lightroom BETA – Real World Testing Part 1

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Started to go through the new Lightroom Beta and here’s what we have so far: After shooting an assignment yesterday, came back loaded up the images into Lightroom with the backups going to a test folder. And then…… [photopress:lrdetailsharp.jpg,full,centered] While the load-in was pretty much the same, the Develop feature had something that is very […]

This Just In: Adobe Releases Lightroom 2.0 in Beta!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Those folks at Adobe are full of new stuff. And this is another one that’s free (for a test drive, anyway). [photopress:51BSa3UbCmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg,full,alignright] SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 2, 2008 – Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0 beta, a public preview of new and improved functionality to be delivered in the next […]

A Priest, A Rabbi and a Photographer walk into a bar……..

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

……..And the photographer says … the photographer says ……… I got nothing. Seriously. Nothing. Why are there no jokes about photographers? Well, there are a couple but they are terrible. Is it something we said? Or did? While lawyers enjoy a plethora of comedy junctures, we photographers have to be satisfied with the “Say Cheese” […]

Bidding for Justice : By Fred Bonilla

Monday, March 31st, 2008

[photopress:2008_benefit_website_plain_.jpg,full,alignright] inMotion’s Annual Photography Auction and benefit is coming up on April 2nd at the Waldolf Astoria. Mark your calendar. The proceeds benefit inMotion, an organization that is celebrating 15 years of providing free legal services to women and children in domestic crisis. [photopress:Erwitt_150dpi_rgb.jpg,full,centered] © Elliott Erwitt What caught my eye were the amazing images […]

FotoNation – “Here, Let Me Fix That For You”

Monday, March 31st, 2008

In 2 out of 3 point and shoot digital cameras, Fotonation has a bit of DNA. The coolest thing is that they are making the digital photography lives of the mainstream “point and shooters” into a foolproof world. At least from a technical aspect. Quietly at first, they introduced Face Tracker technology, which sees your […]

Photoshop for FREE. Yep, That’s What We Said

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Today Adobe launched Photoshop Express beta. Online photo editing for FREE. Heck, they’re giving it away. Sample screen: [photopress:pexpress_main.jpg,full,centered] Now, we’ve taken a look around and it’s pretty cool.[photopress:pexpress_menu.jpg,full,alignright] It does have a lot of the same features you may be using now in Picassa or iPhoto. But this product may not be aimed at […]

Winners? Of COURSE We Have Winners!

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Been some busy times here at But we’ve been catching up with the giveaways and winners and wanted to pass all of that along to you. So…Casey P. from Anchorage, Alaska just received a signed copy of Close Up by Martin Shoeller. The XShot camera rod/pole extender PLUS mini tripod and lens cloth goes […]

M is for the many things she gave me…….

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

O is for the other things she gave me T is for the Tons of things she gave me H is for HOW many things she gave me E is for EVERYTHING she gave me R is for the REST of the things she gave me…. Put them all together and that spells……… mother. [photopress:37_tulips_beautiful_flowers_desktopwallpaper_l.jpg,full,centered]Her […]

Weekly Giveaway – “Ohhh, I’m A Traveling Man, Yes, I’m A Traveling Maaan…”

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

I know you can tell how bad I sing JUST by the headline here. Cheers to Ricky Nelson for that classic song. [photopress:prod_photo_AINT.jpg,full,alignright] But what it does mean is that we have one of the best giveaways we’ve done here. And it is a cornerstone part of our new series on Photo Road Warriors. ( […]

I Don’t Want Your Love, I Just Need Your POWER! Part 1: Photo Road Warriors

Monday, March 17th, 2008

And by power, we mean battery power: juice, volts, extra life, batts, etc. Since we are all out there shooting flashes, running digital cameras, using flashlights, editing on the laptops, and cranking on the phone we are using batteries. And hopefully rechargeable ones. Most of the items we list mainly use rechargeables as can the […]

It’s Getting Warmer Outside! Time To Take Your Cameras For A Walk!

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Yep, except for those of you in the land of wonder, the land down under, spring is coming. And you’ll be out and about making the photographs you been thinking about while stuck inside. Rick Sammon is one of the best general market photography teachers out there, plus one of the nicest guys you could […]

OK, NOW We’re digging the EYE-FI SD Card a bit more

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

[photopress:51cBxrk_q4L._AA280_.jpg,full,alignright] You may have heard of this: The Eye-Fi card: a 2gig SD card with Wi-Fi and can upload from any hotspot, to, at last count, 20 different sharing and printing services as diverse as Wal-Mart, Facebook, and Shutterfly. You shoot, it uploads automatically, without the card ever leaving the camera. Very cool. The thing […]

Three Photographers From Britain – Nothing But Class

Monday, March 10th, 2008

[photopress:01.jpg,full,centered] © Chris Killip / Helen with Hula-Hoop, Seacoal Beach, Lynemouth, Northumberland, 1983 Courtesy of the artist and RoseGallery [photopress:LON29325.jpg,full,centered] © Martin Parr / Bristol Grammer School, 1988 Courtesy of the artist and RoseGallery [photopress:44.jpg,full,centered]© Graham Smith / Bennetts Corner (Giro Corner), South Bank, Middlesbrough, 1982 Courtesy of the artist and RoseGallery Last weekend a […]

Calidad Y Claridad – The Fine Work of En Foco : By Fred Bonilla

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

[photopress:lipspartedwithlowerteeth.jpg,full,centered] © Myra Greene En Foco is an organization of Latino, African, Asian ,Native American and Pacific Islander photographers based out of Bronx, N.Y. Founded in 1974, En Foco has offered a forum to a group that have been woefully underrepresented in the fine art photography community and have helped many artists to receive proper […]

Weekly Giveaway – Signed Book Of Photographs

Friday, March 7th, 2008

[photopress:image1.jpg,full,centered] I told that we picked something up for at the exhibit last night. Now, it’s Martin Shoellers book of celebrity photographs, called Close Up ,which is pretty cool in itself, as the Female Bodybuilders has yet to be published in book form. But check these out: [photopress:ChristopherWalken_1.jpg,full,centered]© Martin Schoeller – Christopher Walken [photopress:MS_Blanchett_Cate_2006.jpg,full,centered] © […]

MARTIN SCHOELLER – Up Close and Personal…and REALLY BIG!

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

At the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills last night, Martin Schoeller, opened an exhibit of a massive collection collection of new work. He is known for his close-up celebrity portraits that expose not only every pore but are lit to bring an animated life to each stars’ eyes, which have this amazing quality of following […]

Katy Winn – Photojournalist and Entertainment Photographer : Part 2

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

This time we go in a little deeper in the camera bag, and see some of the needed bits for a pro on the job. You also get a great perspective on women photographers working these gigs. With a real world message to women in the profession or thinking about it, Katy Winn gives support […]

Katy Winn – Photojournalist and Entertainment Photographer : Part 1

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

One of the cool things about this next video is that it’s the first time we’ve interviewed a female photographer. Nothing intentional, but glad we did. And for our female readers, apologies for taking this long. To the dudes: you needed another perspective. Katy Winn is a news and entertainment photographer who works Fashion Week […]

On The Red Carpet: Inside The Photographers Camera Bag, Part 2 with Frazer Harrison

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

We’re back with Part 2 and going a little deeper into the bag. Great, real world tips that the working photographer or the newbie needs to know. How to prolong the life of your flash, fixing things on the fly, what to bring to the job and why. As a Getty Images assignment photographer, he […]

On The Red Carpet: Inside The Photographers Camera Bag with Frazer Harrison, Part 1

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Last weekend in LA, it was the super bowl of celebrity events: The Oscars. And that meant that Frazer Harrison of Getty Images was working his tail off. Plus he shot the Independent Spirit Awards, the indie Oscars, the day before. Busy, busy ,busy. But we were able to catch up with him after the […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Little Fun in Your Camera Bag

Friday, February 29th, 2008

[photopress:06.jpg,full,centered] A few weeks ago we told you about this little goodie that was just plain fun. The XShot is a great idea that puts you into your point and shoot shots. ( remember , this will support the weight of a point and shot, but not a DSLR) I’ve had a bunch of family […]

The Answer is “Wizard of OZ” plus…..

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

and because I messed up the lyrics ( by Yip Harburg ) SO bad, the freebie has to go the first person who called me out: J. Ed B. of North Chili, NY. A surprise pack will be coming out to you. [photopress:wizard_of_oz.jpg,full,alignright] ( for those of you who have no idea what we’re talking […]

Reader Spotlight : Mahesh Shantaram – independent art/documentary photographer

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

What makes this site cool for us, is all of you. Without “u” there would be just “s” OK, that was awful. Sorry. But we appreciate the work that some of you share with us. This week we’d like to shine a light on one of our longtime readers and a contributor to the gallery, […]

You Just Never Know…..

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Always have your camera with you. A camera/the camera/some camera. Things go by pretty fast and you never know what’s going to happen. [photopress:hawaii_mon_35.jpg,full,centered] © Damon Webster – All Rights Reserved There was a time when the technology got too much for me. Before digital. I put down the Nikons. The great lenses. The best […]

Rainy Days and Sundays Always ………keep me busy.

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Sundays are always a good midpoint that kind of organzies for me. A day to review all of the work and life from the week before, and a time to set out the plans for the week ahead. Now this review includes going through any mail, magazines, and papers that didn’t appear critical. Just a […]

In the Toolbox – JustRite Camera Bracket

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Out here in Los Angeles there is a Prophoto Expo this weekend, through Monday, where you can see some of the local companies such as Samy’s Camera and the big boys like Canon and Kodak and LensBabies showing off their new goods. And of course show specials if you’re looking to buy We took a […]

Coffee, Tea …And Some Great Photography : Brian Finke And “FLIGHT ATTENDANTS”

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

(This is the first article from one of our reader/writers, Fred Bonilla) [photopress:_Flight_Attendants_Book_Coverx.jpg,full,centered] I became aware of Brian Finke and his work in several fronts. As a customer of mine at K&M Camera in Tribeca, we spoke of his choice of subject matters (bodybuilders, high school football players and cheerleaders and such) that reflected a […]

Pruning The Garden

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

After almost a year in existence, we have decided to get rid of the FORUM. With a daily need to prune and get rid of all of the pornographic spam, and no real entries in the photo categories, it’s time to use that digital real estate for something that we can all use. But what […]

Weekly Giveaway – 5 Million Dollar Home!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Yep, that’s what Crumpler calls this camera bag. Always a cool name, always a great product. [photopress:The_5_Million_Dollar_Home_camera_2.jpg,full,centered] (gear pictured not included.) When you don’t want your camera bag to look like a camera bag to the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t getting excellent protection, functionality, and everything you want. Including […]

See What’s Inside A Paparazzi: Not the Bag, The Man

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I know we’ve had a bit of a run of paparazzi material this past week. You see their work on the news and entertainment sites all of the time and, other than Britney Spears’ photog boyfriend, you really don’t know much about them. Here is some time spent with Henry Flores, working paparazzi, co-owner of […]

Thick and Rich – A Book that Answers All of Your Questions.

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Well, most of them anyway. A book arrived the other day for review,Light and Lens: Photography In the Digital Age by Robert Hirsch , An appropriate title for a photography book, but such a wide open brief. [photopress:light_and_lens.jpg,full,centered] A major surprise, as I’ve sat down with this book about 4 times in the past 2 […]

Good, Fast, and Cheap…Pick 2

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Well, it’s all cheap. So it comes down to good or fast. Right now we have low res youtube vids that load fast. We’re looking at posting the higher quality vids from the VIDEO page, on the HOME page with the articles. Love us our YouTube, and all of the videos will be available there […]

From the Land Of Wonder, The Land Down Under : Crumpler Bags

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

(Remember: visit the our VIDEO page for ALL of our current videos) Lot’s of choices out there for your camera bag needs. And each job, or outing calls for something different. Many times, for the street shooter the goal is to NOT look like you have thousands of dollars worth of gear. Crumpler Bags fit […]

Isn’t it about time for some photographic fun??

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

You bet it is. After going to all of these trade shows, we see some of the latest, greatest tools to make your photographic life better. Sometimes there is a product that is just fun. And I mean for everyone. You, and the people you are photographing. Forget Soap-On-A Rope: How about Camera-On-A-Stick ? Only […]

OK, What’s In The Bag?

Friday, February 15th, 2008

When we met with the folks from BuzzFoto, Henry Flores and Brad Elterman, they sat down with us and gave us the straight story on a lot of things paparazzi. Today we’ll look inside the paparazzi’s camera bag. It’s not often you get a chance to see a real working photographers gear choices. From digital […]

Palo Alto

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

ModernBook Gallery land/sea plus Time Between Us April 3 – May 31, 2009 494 University Avenue Palo Alto, California, 94301 Tel: (650) 327-6325

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz : A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Simple. Sweet. And to the point. No more Nose cups. First of all, lets congratulate the winners of yesterdays giveaway: Robert O. of Youngstown,Ohio and Kim G. Of West Springfield, Mass, timed it just right. They’ll be able to look into a cultural phenomenon tucked between 2 hardcovers in Photobooth. And a couple of folks […]

Brad Elterman – Teenage Paparazzi

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

You saw the photos yesterday. You saw them last night. The paparazzi are everywhere. And why? Because someone is looking at the photos. Actually millions are. It’s a business that would not exist if there were not customers. Back in the day – the 70’s- it was different scene. Oh sure, hedonistic and wild. maybe […]

Weekly Giveaway – Photobooth:by Babette Hines

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Well, we are always learning what you like. And what not so much.The Bag Pack and the Diane Arbus book were gone in 65 minutes. the Nose cups? never hit 20. Ah well.Winners listed at the end of this article.Plus the Material World book winners. One of the favorite giveaway items. [photopress:1568983816.01._SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1115782955_.jpg,full,centered]. Do you remember […]

“Fine Art Paparazzi Photographs” Gallery Show In LA – World Wide Debut!

Monday, February 11th, 2008

You know it’s not all hose downs, and dog packs (paparazzi terms). The photos you see very day and night splashed all over the media are also representing a symbiotic relationship; The entertainment industry and the paparazzi. There has been a marriage (business wise) of two of these photographers from slightly different eras, to form […]

The end of the Polaroid instant photo????…oh,wait….we have digital cameras…never mind.

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

It’s almost over. [photopress:polaroid.jpg,full,alignright] Dr. Edwin Land gave us a huge gift: The Polaroid instant photo. Endemic of our societal needs for “I want it now!, this interactive, yes I said it, immediate photo sharing may have been at the forefront of social networking. By being able to replay the moment in a minute with […]

Now, Where Were We….Oh, Right Here!

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

[photopress:TST_0209.jpg,full,centered] © 2008 Damon Webster / Lunch in LA Series click on the photo to get the location So in our continuing search for the best geotagging systems, we spoke with some folks from Geotate in Las Vegas, who have developed technology which will now be in the next gen of point and shoot cameras. […]

Santa Monica

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Peter Fetterman Gallery George Tice: American Photographer Feb. 21st – April 30th, 2009 2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery A-7 Santa Monica, CA 90404 Tel: 310-453-6463

NIkon is on a Roll..Here’s Some New Glass.

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

. These new lenses promise to bring the famed Nikon lens line up to date and leave room for the future. Quite honestly, there has been one lens in the Canon line that we love to death, because of what it can do. The 24 mm tilt/shift lens gives us perspective control like nothing else. […]

A Place for Everything and Everything In It’s Place – Part 1: Lowepro

Friday, February 8th, 2008

The right tool for the right job. The right lens for the right shot. And of course the right bag to put it all in. Sure, I’ll admit that the number of bags sitting around here almost equal the number of camera bodies. Well…maybe not that many. But it IS critical to have the right […]

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

[photopress:xin_38202050613247651759829.jpg,full,centered] © Xinhua Photo Happy New Year in the Year of the Rat! Officially it starts Feb. 7th, 2008. To help celebrate, let’s look at some of the things going on in the world of Chinese photography. Start making your travel plans. FotoFest 2008 – Photography from China, 1934 – 2008 Photography from China, 1934 […]

A Look At Fashion Week From 2 Ft. Square

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

[photopress:Frazer_79507390.jpg,full,centered] © 2008 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Oh, sure everyone around the world is digging on the latest designers work, letting us know what to wear in the next year. The models, the tents, runways and celebrities. Very glamorous. Heck, what will I do with my Chuck Taylors? Let’s take a look at the photographers bringing […]

Weekly Giveaway – EEENY, MEENY, MINEY, MO…

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

With all of the photo news getting posted, we are a little late in getting this up. BUT…..if you are a NEWSLETTER subscriber, you’ll get all of the info and details on getting these goodies. All free, all of the time.Comes every Weds. @ 9:00 PST so it’s a good time to sign up. And […]

PMA 2008 – Wacom Cintiq: Put Pen to Monitor And Work Right On Your Photo

Monday, February 4th, 2008

If you work in Photoshop or Corel, hopefully you’ve discovered how much easier it is to work on a tablet with a Wacom Pen. If you haven’t, check out this very cool way to work right on a monitor screen. It’s the latest addition to the Cintiq family. Remember: to watch this video bigger and […]

PMA 2008 – Let The Videos Begin! Nikon D60 to Start

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Back home in LA, and starting to edit all of material we shot in Las Vegas at the photography trade show, PMA. First up we have a look at the Nikon D60, 10.2 megapixel DX-Format DSLR which will be shipping in March. Some of the features come from the learning on the new D300 and […]

PMA Day 2…Rolling,Rolling,Rolling, Keep Those Doggies Rolling….

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

[photopress:PMA_0161.JPG,full,centered] view from the walk back to the hotel from the trade show floor. And those dogs HAVE been rolling. Or Walking. We are almost at that point of the show where our dogs are barking. Walking the length of a football field many times over in a day, can make you extra glad you […]

PMA Day 1.5: Many, Many Things……Some Awesome, Some HoHum

Friday, February 1st, 2008

It’s kind of non-stop here and we keep sifting through to see what may make a difference to your photographic life. Here we go: [photopress:ArtixScan_M1_Holders.jpg,full,centered] If you are considering scanning all of your old negs, so they can be on hard media, Nikon owns the field with their Coolscan line, but Microtek has a great […]

What’s New, Pussycat ?? Whooaa, whoooaa, wohhhohhh. (Thanks Tom Jones) PMA Day One.

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Yeah, so what is new ? Right, that’s why we’re here. Day one at the photo show of the year. Just to be clear though, there are 2 shows of this type every year. PhotoPlus Expo held in NYC in the fall, invites the public in to see, try and sometimes buy the latest in […]

Real World Review – Wanna have some fun? Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 for Windows

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Whaaatttt? Yes, even though we usually work in MAC, for the sake of this review we moved over to the Windows side of town. The XP side to be precise. Enough of that. We have used Photoshop Elements for a long time, whether is came as part of a software bundle, or out of curiosity, […]


Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Hasted Hunt James Mollison – The Disciples & James and Other Apes June 12 – August 16, 2008 529 West 20th Street, 3rd Floor NY,NY 10011 Tel: 212-627-0006

Weekly Giveaway – Living in the Material World

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Actually the title of one of my favorite George Harrison songs. A light tune with a serious message. But there is a slightly more serious anthropological bent here in this weeks choice of giveaway. As we have, perhaps, sufficiently distanced ourselves from the indulgences of the holiday season, and the world economy helps give us […]

Straight Sundancing – Jeff Vespa : Official Photographer for the Festival

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

[photopress:Sundance08_FArrell010735a.jpg,full,centered] Colin Farell ©2008 Jeff Vespa/WireImage For the past 10 days you have been inundated with paparazzi shots of all of the celebrities at the biggest, most important, independent film festival ever. SUNDANCE. (click here for the winners) They all go, but not everyone is in a film. And not everyone sees films. Some go […]

Real World Review – ShootSac Camera Bag

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Every time we go to a photo trade show, it truly is a lot of fun checking out all of the new and in- progress products coming to you soon. It does feel a bit like American Idol sometimes though, as you see all of the crazy inventions, that are fun to look at, but […]

Hands and Packages Across the Water

Friday, January 25th, 2008

[photopress:gifts_wishlist.jpg,full,alignright] Whew! That seemed to work. We have our two winners for last weeks giveaway: From North America- Danelle J. of Delray Beach, Florida will be getting the UNCOVERED book by Thomas Allen, And Eric M. of Busselton ,West Australia adds the Family of Man to his bookshelf. Two winners on the opposite sides of […]

Some Street Smarts

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Here is a video from a series called MagRack we found tripping around YouTube. [photopress:517B49GQR1L._AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] Some of the comments were right on the money. Great tips, but the genius of Joel Meyerowitz’s work is not evident in the video. From his color imagery of the life at the shore to his huge collection of photographs […]

From the Gallery Page – Luca Lacche: In His Own Words

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

There are many great photographers to discover on the GALLERY Page, and we intend to highlight one a week in the next while for you. One of the latest postings caught our eye the other day: Luca Lacche. There is a dreamlike quality that allows the viewer to share the experience and bring their thoughts […]

psssst…wanna buy about 3.5 million stock images?? Getty Images Goes On The Block

Monday, January 21st, 2008

[photopress:logo_Getty_black.gif,full,alignright] The year is not starting out good for the stock photo business. Getty Images is putting it’s massive collection on the block according to The New York Times. (sure, go ahead and register to read the article. It’s free.) As UGC (user generated content) became the tools of advertising art directors everywhere, the bottom […]

The Best Photos of The Year..And One From the Past: Martin Luther King

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Today in the USA, we honor Martin Luther King. An activist for peace, he was a beacon in a turbulent era, who was taken too soon. [photopress:KingPhoto.jpg,full,centered] Here he is delivering his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Complete text and video of that speech here. Now, thanks to the photojournalists then, we have this […]

Winners – We’ll Try Something New Next Week

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Ok dokey, lot’s of great response to the weekly giveaway. And we have gone through the emails to find the winners. So…… Nicole D.of Berkely Heights, NJ – Margaret Bourke-White book from ICP Katie F. of Shakopee, MN -Teach Me Easy DVD set from Software-Cinema Diane T. of Lakeside,Ca – Digital Photography For Busy Women […]

Something Else to Check Out This Weekend in LA :

Friday, January 18th, 2008

[photopress:KN_39135_1.jpg,full,centered] ©Nadav Kander, London, GB David Lynch At the Farmani Gallery currently, Dr. Bannon of the George Eastman House has curated a show picking the best from the IPA winners last year. [photopress:farmaniprinter.jpg,full,centered] Richard Jackson (pictured above) of Hance Partners Professional Darkroom of Flagstaff , printed all of the work in the show using Ilfordchrome […]

Celebrity Apprentice – Pitching Kodak and A Free DIY Project!

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

[photopress:DonaldTrumpMask1.jpg,full,centered] ( click photo to get your own full size mask ) Interesting stuff on the reality TV circuit on Thursday night. Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump’s gathering of C and D list celebs battling it out weekly for a chance to donate money to their favorite charity. That last bit is the good part. The […]

Announcing our Second Photo Contest – This Time for an iPhone!- Deadline Extended!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Hi All- We have just extended the deadline for the iPhone till July 2, 2008 to allow for the latest and greatest iPhone to be unveiled. The winner will get the newest model. The ways we share our digital photos is increasing everyday. Trite statement? Perhaps. But it’s true. Digital picture keychains are sold at […]

A Little Breather and a Look at the Stacks

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

A few years ago, I saw a series of photographs in a LIFE magazine annual. A dad had taken a photograph of he and his daughter at the shore. every year till she grew into a woman. The camera to subject distance was the same. The changes as she grew up and he grew older, […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Veritable Cornucopia !

Monday, January 14th, 2008

First of all Congratulations to Benny B. of Meridian Id., last weeks winner, who will be getting a copy of Class Picture by Dawoud Bey, published by Aperture. This week, we have a BUNCH of different items for you. [photopress:hearthtreasuresblessingscornucopia.jpg,thumb,alignright]

On Closer Look…..

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

OK, had a chance to walk through PhotoLA with fresh eyes today, and a more leisurely up and down, side to side, approach to cover the fair. [photopress:photola_mom_8.jpg,full,centered] @ Jeong Yoon 2006/2007 (click the photo for more) Overall, yes, there are a few great new artists seen for the first time here. However, the majority […]

PhotoLA 2008 Opens Today! From the Gear to The Goods!

Friday, January 11th, 2008

From a techy gear show at CES to a beautiful display of vision. Ahhhhhh. PhotoLA brings you a full roster of great photography dealers under one roof. And a very cool way to continue the new year. Honoring Julius Shulman,legendary architectural photographer [photopress:oz_casestudy22.jpg,full,centered] Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960 Pierre Koenig, Architect © Julius […]

CES – To See What We Could See

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

[photopress:CES_2008_flash.jpg,full,centered] Oh sure, it sounds glamorous. Walking the length of a football field about 20 times, being greeted by product spiders enticing you to step into their web and hear the product pitch