Nick Saglimbeni: Getting it Right in the Camera

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All images by Nick Saglimbeni and Slickforce. Used with permission.

Photographer Nick Saglimbeni moved to Los Angeles to pursue cinematography at the top-ranked USC School of Cinema. Shortly after graduation, Nick opened SlickforceStudio in downtown LA. In December of 2009, after less than 5 years in as a magazine photographer, Nick photographed his 100th magazine cover. That same year, he won the Blackberry Small Business Award for the development of his Mastering Retouching series, which sold out of its initial run in 2010.

Currently, Nick photographs commercial campaigns for companies such as Sears, Skechers, Wacom, Kardashian Kollection, Nuvo and more. His work has been featured on The View, Larry King Live, The Huffington Post, Keeping Up with Kardashians,E! News, The Soup, and countless others. He is heavily involved in the photography of several charity campaigns, including Breast Cancer Charities of America (BCCA), The Epilepsy Foundation, The Humane Society, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

He’s also won numerous awards including Grand Prize at the Sony World Photography Awards, 3 NAPP Grand Prizes, and the Champion Award from NVidia.

And today, he’s giving you some insight into how his mind works when it comes to creating awesome photos like the one above.

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Three Photographers Tell You About Their Creative Processes

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Image by Ben Von Wong

All images in this blog post were used with permission.

Every single photographer has a special creative process that makes them who they are. Think about it: there’s a reason why folks are captivated by the work of Benjamin Von Wong, enthralled by the landscape photography of Varina Patel, and go to Colby Brown to learn how to create photos in the way that he does. What these photographers have in common is that they create images that make them gainfully employed from their photography, and they’re all part of a special workshop taking place in Fiji at the end of October 2015.

We asked these photographers about their creative processes and for tips on how to get the most out of your workflow.

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PhotoKeeper Can Automatically Save All Years of Photos

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There’s this idea that as digital photography progresses, we as photographers won’t have a foolproof way to save and store our images the way that albums and contact sheets saved film. This is why Uconomix Technologies created PhotoKeeper–an online storage platform that is designed to automatically backup your photos without your needing to worry about it all. Its automatic backup feature works with Windows, iOS, Mac and Android devices. And in one convenient spot you can have access to all the backed up photos via a web browser, thumbnail view of all uploaded photos including RAW files. Using their platform, you’ll be able to search through your entire library by EXIF data, date, name, rating, tags and geolocation.

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Photographer Central: The Ultimate Directory for Growing Your Online Presence

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Recently, the folks over at Zenfolio launched a new project called Photographer Central. Aimed at changing the way people search for photographers, this new service has greatly streamlined the search process for clients looking for photographers who specialize in weddings, portraiture, pets, commercial work, and more. You name it, they include it. Since launching in July of this year, Photographer Central already reports 500% growth in daily searches and views of photographer profiles by potential clients.

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored blog post from Photographer Central.

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The New Datacolor SpyderCHECKR® 24: Camera Color Correction for Photo and Video

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Color management in photography and videography extends well beyond display calibration – it includes color control from beginning to end, from capture to final output. In this article, we’ll explore a new tool that helps you ensure that your image capture is well controlled and that your capture device delivers vibrant accurate color – whether you’re using, for example, one camera on set, different cameras in different lighting conditions, or multiple cameras on set at the same time.

Editor’s Note: This is sponsored guest post on behalf of David Saffir for Datacolor.

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5 Tips for Shooting Unforgettable Family Photos

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Find out how to capture spontaneous moments for personality-filled family photos with these five pro tips. Plus, learn essential techniques for blur-free action shots, flattering bounce flash portraits and much more when you enroll in professional photographer Kirk Tuck’s online Craftsy class Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling for just $39.99 now— that’s 50% off for Phoblographer readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by Craftsy.

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7 Days Left to Submit Your Shots to The 2014 EyeEm Awards

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Photographers have just 7 days left to submit their photos to The 2014 EyeEm Awards. As the world’s biggest mobile photography award & exhibition, the EyeEm Awards give you the chance to win a trip to Berlin, get discovered by industry heavyweights and get published and exhibited. Submissions are free of charge.

The vision behind the 2014 EyeEm Awards is to give up-and-coming talents the chance to showcase their work and get discovered by some of photography’s most influential people. Jury members such as fashion photographer Rankin, former VII photo agency lead Stephen Mayes, Huffington Post’s photo director Anna Dickson, TIME Lightbox editor Olivier Laurent or The Phoblographer’s Editor in Chief, Chris Gampat, will judge entries and select the shortlist and winners.

The Awards consist of 10 categories that cover subjects as diverse as portrait, fashion, landscape, architecture or street photography, as well as more experimental styles such as visual storytelling and mobile post-processing. Submissions can be taken with any camera, but shots must be uploaded through the EyeEm app.

You can contribute your photos until August 1st. Head over to awards.eyeem.com for the details and get started by downloading EyeEm on your iPhone or Android phone.

About EyeEm: EyeEm is a thriving global photography community and marketplace designed for the photographer in all of us.

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by EyeEm.

8 Secrets to Standout Family Wedding Photography + Craftsy Photo Class Giveaway

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Shoot spectacular wedding day photos with eight strategies for working with a large group. Then, learn everything you need to know to take charge of a hectic wedding shoot and capture the polished family photos of your client’s dreams. Enter now for your chance to win expert photographer Neil van Niekerk’s online Craftsy class Wedding Photography: Posing the Family (a $59.99 value!) — a special offer for The Phoblographer readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by Craftsy

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7 Tips for Better Photos Fast: FREE Guide to Depth of Field & Aperture from Craftsy

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Shoot compelling photos with dramatic effect using these seven tips for conquering depth of field and aperture. Plus, instantly download Craftsy’s FREE Guide to Depth of Field & Aperture here for helpful tips on aperture, and a visual view of each f-setting on your camera and how it impacts depth of field.

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by Craftsy.

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6 Tips for Shooting Professional-Quality Portraits & A Special Offer

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Instantly improve your portraits with six tips for using an on-camera speedlight. Then, learn everything you need to know to harness light for stunning portraits both indoors and outside from award-winning photographer Neil Van Niekerk. Sign up for the online Craftsy class Portraits with an On-Camera Speedlight for 50% off now — a special limited-time offer for ThePhoblographer readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post from Craftsy

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5 Tricks for Shooting the Best Flower Photos + Special Photography Class Giveaway

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Beautiful photos await you right outside your doorstep! Enjoy five tricks that will make your floral photography stand out. Then, learn even more essential exposure, focus and macro techniques for shooting captivating floral photography when you enter for your chance to win the online Craftsy class Photographing Flowers (a $59.99 value!) with macro-photography expert Harold Davis—an exclusive offer for The Phoblographer readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post from Craftsy

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5 Tricks for Stunning Landscape Shots & an Online Photo Class Giveaway

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Capture superior landscape photos during sunrise, midday and sundown with seven tips from award-winning photographer Rick Sammon, who has traveled to and photographed almost 100 countries. Plus, enter for your chance win Rick’s online Craftsy class Landscape Photography: Shooting From Dusk to Dawn here (a $59.99 value!)—an exclusive offer for The Phoblographer’s readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post from Craftsy 

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In-Studio Portraits: 5 Tricks For Success & Online Class Giveaway!

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Capture the superior in-studio portraits that will set your work apart with five tips from pro Kirk Tuck, who has photographed President Bill Clinton and Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger. Plus, enter for your chance win Kirk’s online Craftsy class Studio Portrait Lighting here (a $59.99 value!)—an exclusive offer for PhoBlographer readers!

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by Craftsy.

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High Speed Photography Made Simple

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Image by Tim Nicol Photography

 

High-speed photography is one of the activities you can start by adding very little investment on top of your basic photography equipment. NeroTrigger offers the functionality you need as a compact size gadget with seamless operation. It actually offers much more by combining light and sound sensors in six different modes.

Editor’s Note: This is a sponsored post by Nero Trigger. 

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5 Tips for Shooting Better Family Photos, Plus a FREE Online Photo Class!

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Discover five essential strategies to get the best family portraits every time, with these tips from author and professional photographer Kirk Tuck. See how to set up a studio in your garage, pose large family groups, employ the best digital editing strategies and more.

Then, learn essential skills for capturing memorable family photos in Kirk’s online Craftsy class, Professional Family Portraits when you sign up FREE today!

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