Today, Nikon has announced an update to their lens line as well as a new DSLR, the D3100. Most prominently, the D3100 features full-time auto focus modes while recording video. The lenses include an update to the aging 85mm F1.4 and the new 24-120mm F4 VR ED targeted towards professionals.
Tomorrow night, the staff of The Phoblographer and loads of other people will be getting together to have a meetup. There are loads of networking events out there in the technology industry, but not many for photographers. I’m looking to unite us all once a month, every third Thursday. We’re meeting at Stone Creek (140 East 27th between 3rd and Lexington) from 6pm to 10pm (maybe later). Come have a drink with us. We’ve got the front couch area to ourselves. Here are the details from the event:
It was a Dog Day of summer, somewhere between 95 and 100 degrees on July 24,2010. Scott Kelby’s Third Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, which could almost be considered a photographers holiday, was at hand. A bright sunny and brutal day for photography. Two of the things i carried, trying to keep the load light, were the EasyTag GPS Device and Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro Lens, both devices, being used together, for more field testing.
Today, Canon announced the release of the new Canon 7D Studio Version, which they coin as, “Ideal for professional school and event photographers which features four levels of ‘locking’ camera controls for studio environments.” On top of this is a new barcode system that links up with the image files put out by the camera by embedding the information into the EXIF data. Be sure to check out our review of the Canon 7Dand some work we did with wireless flash control. Additionally, check out how it did against the Nikon D300sin our head on review. According to the release, “The new EOS 7DSV (Studio Version) Barcode Kit (EOS 7DSV and WFT-E5A with firmware change) will carry an estimated selling price of $ $2599. The EOS 7DSV (Studio Version) Body Only will carry an estimated selling price of $1829.”
It’s pleasing to work with a product, Easy Tag from EasyTagger Canada , that I in fact had a need that works. I ‘m a traveling geek, moving through places, space and time, some locations weird and unique, other locations normal but great places to shoot. When I produce images of these places I’ve always wanted GPS coordinates to share the locations, so that others could find or I could know exactly where they were. The Easy Tag is a decent and reasonably priced answer.
I just got an email with an image detailing with what to me, is one of the most complete and organized wedding image checklists I’ve ever seen. Take a look for yourself and learn from it. If you want to get more into weddings, our buddies over at Snapknot.com can help to promote you, but you can also check out our intro. Another tips that I can add is this: don’t use a Rebel for wedding photography. As you can see that wedding photographer got completely steamrolled. Instead, check out our equipment list. I typically bring all this to a wedding.
School is back in session, and now is the time to learn all that you can about photography. As a tips writer for years, I’ve shared a lot of knowledge on ThePhoblographer, and as part of our Back-to-School week, let’s take a look back at all the tips and tricks we’ve offered.
So this Thursday, the staff of The Phoblographer and loads of other people will be getting together to have a meetup. There are loads of networking events out there in the technology industry, but not many for photographers. I’m looking to unite us all once a month, every third Thursday. Here are the details from the event:
Woof woof! Dogs are our constant companies and have been since the Stone Age. We love them, care for them, walk them, play with them, and in return they give us great affection and protection. They are our best friends and though their lifespans are typically short, we always remember them. Here’s how to capture the looks and personality of your dog.
If you’re a reader of this blog, or you’ve followed my work for a while, you probably know of the dark secret in my time as a photographer. When I was right out of college, I had an extremely brief tenure with an agency as a celebrity photographer. One of my gigs was shooting Julia Roberts on the set of Eat, Pray Love which is now in theaters. The photos in this story were shot a year ago in Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn in New York where part of the movie was filmed. Though not my worst gig, it was a huge learning experience and began to solidify my exit from celebrity photography.