The Challenge of Cheap Cameras  

As we move into Photo Assignments I want to suggest getting creative with old cameras. Modern cameras offer most photographers more options than they will ever use. A GREAT photographer should be able to create GREAT images on any camera. This is where creative thinking comes into play. The limitations of dated equipment force you to change your approach. It often spawns creativity. The Amateur Photographer's Handbook :: http://amzn.to/2eaMrv2

Photographer Sketchbooks  

PHOTOGRAPHER SKETCHBOOKS In the last video I introduced the idea of Photo Assignments. I want to talk about the sketchbook or journal concept a little more. Josef Koudelka :: Nationality Doubtful http://amzn.to/2e62JsW Photographer Sketchbooks http://amzn.to/2efWqzH Keri Smith :: Wreck This Journal http://amzn.to/2e61V7n Subscribe for more videos! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theartofphotography

Introducing :: Photography Assignments  

Photo Assignments is a thing. Photo Assignments is a monthly opportunity to challenge your creative thinking and approach to the photographs you make. Photo Assignments are a free photography course.

Photography Compretitions :: Are They Worth It?  

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONS :: ARE THEY WORTH IT? I got an email with a frequently asked question about photography competitions. Are they worth the time and money? I’ve got some thoughts to share with everyone on this. Black and White Magazine: http://www.bandwmag.com/ Communication Arts: http://www.commarts.com/

Sony RX100 V Preview :: What To Expect  

Sony announced the new RX100 V compact camera last week. I have been a huge fan of the series having owned the Mark III and the Mark IV and have been using them for the last few years. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V :: https://goo.gl/73y9r0 Major improvements are announced with the autofocus speed and tracking as well as other improvements to 4k video and HFR slow motion shooting.

Color Photography of Jacques-Henri Lartigue  

Jacques Henri Lartigue is one of the great photographers of the 20th century – known for his whimsical, action based black and white work. Many people are not as familiar with his color photography. Beautiful and engaging, it is very different than the Lartigue we’re familiar with. Book: Lartigue, Life In Color – http://amzn.to/2d4yFej Lartigue’s color photography was done during 2 different periods. The first was his use of Autochrome plates from 1911-1926. Autochrome had a specific look used by photographers such as Heinrich Kuen. Lartigue went back to color a second time in the mid 1950’s with film as by this time he was shooting 35mm with his Leica’s and 120 format with his Rolleiflex. The work from this period is absolutely wonderful and rivals many of his contemporaries doing color work at the mid-century such as Saul Leiter.

Epic Boosted Board Fail  

Yeah, I ate it riding Sara Dietschy's Boosted Board. But otherwise it was a great trip to NYC! In fact, the Boosted Board was sheer fun all the way to the pavement. Check out: Eric Rossi https://www.youtube.com/user/EricRossi25 Sara Dietschy https://www.youtube.com/c/saradietschy K&M Camera http://kmcamera.com/

Launch Event :: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV  

Sponsored by Canon :: Canon invited me to the Canon 5D Mark IV Launch Event at the Whitney Museum of American Art! Canon worked with 4 photographers who were given the 5D Mark IV and 24 hours to make something. The resulting photographs and video were released at the event as the first images made on the Canon 5D Mk IV. I also had an opportunity to talk to Technical Specialist Drew MacCallum about some of his favorite aspects of the 5D Mark IV including touch screen focus, burst rates, 4K video recording, why the chose to do a cropped 4k and the Motion JPEG codec. Featured Photographers: Roberto Valenzuela Jendra Jarnagin Sue Bryce Alex Strohl Also special guest appearances by Tony and Chelsea Northrup https://www.youtube.com/user/VistaClues

The Canon 5D Mark IV is Here  

The Canon 5D Mark IV was announced today. This has certainly been a much anticipated release. So now that we have the specs how does the 5D Mk IV stack up? Lets talk about that. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV available September 8, 2016 Find it at B&H: http://goo.gl/bT2ilZ

Hey! I'm Back!!  

Well, I'm back - sorry about the delay… its been busy around here trying to finish a few projects. I have some things to share with you as we get back into the normal schedule! Book: The Radical Camera: http://amzn.to/2bjgT7q Sony RX10 Mark III: http://goo.gl/DFsMyh Panasonic Lumix GX8: http://goo.gl/hrBebH

The Photo Assignment  

I am considering adding the idea of regular photography assignments as part of the videos that I make here. This would give you the chance as a photographer to react to the ideas that we talk about on the show. But I need your feedback first – is this something you would find useful or fun to do? Let me know in the comments!

Is Photography Storytelling?  

The term “storytelling” gets applied to a lot of things. As it used to be commonly associated with literature now seems applicable to a wider range of tasks. In this video I want to open the conversation with a question. Is photography storytelling? Featuring Ansel Adams, W Eugene Smith, Richard Avedon and Duane Michals

Vivian Maier :: Lost And Found  

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the Arlington Museum of Art to see their exhibition Vivian Maier :: Lost And Found, Street Photography 1950-1970. Vivian Maier at the Arlington Museum of Art DVD: Finding Vivian Maier http://amzn.to/29p6bbN Books: Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found http://amzn.to/29ocTzR Vivian Maier: Street Photographer http://amzn.to/29p5Upk

How To Use Luts In Video Editing  

LUT is an acronym for “Look Up Table” – these are used frequently in color grading. These are files you can load in to your editor and apply to your footage to achieve certain looks to your footage – commonly these emulate various film stocks. Links: Some free LUTS to start with https://www.groundcontrolcolor.com/free-luts.html http://juanmelara.com.au/print-film-emulation-luts-for-download/ ImpulZ Luts from Ground Control http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/impulz/ DaVinci Resolve from BlackMagic Design https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve

Remembering Dave Heath (1931-2016)  

This last week saw the passing of another major figure in the photography world. Dave Heath passed away on his birthday, June 27 at the age of 85. Book: Multitude, Solitude http://amzn.to/29c3Hvd

Likes and Followers  

Don’t hate the game! Social Media is essential if you want to get your work out. These are some thoughts on how to get it to work for you. Check out Gary Vaynerchuk – https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVaynerchuk Tyler Sharp – https://www.instagram.com/tylersharpphoto/?hl=en

Recreating Famous Photos  

Catherine Balet :: Looking For the Masters In Ricardo’s Golden Shoes Special thanks to my friend Thierry for sending me this wonderful book. Check out his Paris gallery! Galerie Thierry Bigaignon http://www.thierrybigaignon.com/ Catherine Balet http://www.catherinebalet.com/ Looking For the Masters in Ricardo’s Golden Shoes Amazon – http://amzn.to/29d2pCe

Too Many Cameras?  

Just a few quick thoughts about cameras that are being produced today. I’ve got 2 Panasonic cameras I’m working on reviews for. Both are great but essential features are inconsistent camera to camera. This happens with Sony and many others as well… let me know your thoughts. Am I the only one who gets annoyed with this? Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 http://goo.gl/Tsxdvx Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 http://goo.gl/GuHrSq

Is Commercial Photography Creative?  

Open for discussion. Creative thinking is probably more valuable to commercial work than in the art world, but it can be harder to execute. Disclaimer – I’m NOT a commercial photographer. I have friends that are and that’s the extent of my experience. I make videos about photography for YouTube. If that makes you mad then get over it.

Photography Is Like Sushi  

Photography and sushi you say? Its about craft and dedication. Ralph Gibson http://www.ralphgibson.com/ Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/search/jiro%20dreams%20of%20sushi

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