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Japan’s Cultural and Wild Frontiers

Every photography tour workshop itinerary offered has sunshine and rainbows written into it, but vital elements to any successful itinerary are planning and experience.  And your photo tour workshop leader or any true expedition pro leader will have a back-up plan plus a back-up for the back-up in case of foul weather or if any [Read More]

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Of the Nikon Z9 and other new and upcoming gear

Nikon recently released the first development announcement for their new flagship mirrorless Z9. We don’t know much about it officially, and the rumor mill has somewhat more information (which may or may not be accurate). There is also one official image of the camera, with a disclaimer that its appearance may change prior to launch. [Read More]

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On The Deeper Meaning of Seeing (Rediscover)

“Of Nature itself upon the soul; the sunrise, the haze of autumn, the winter starlight seem interlocutors; the prevailing sense is that of an exposition in poetry; a high discourse, the voice of the speaker seems to breathe as much from the landscape as from his own breast; it is Nature communing with the seer.”  [Read More]

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INTRODUCTION TO FOCUS STACKING USING THE NOVOFLEX CASTEL-MICRO MOTORISED FOCUSING RAIL By Robert Thompson

INTRODUCTION Since the evolution of digital photography, advancements in software development have seen many new techniques and workflow improvements become available. It is now possible with a few clicks of the mouse, to overcome many of the time-consuming processes and issues that were once challenging a few years ago. One of the biggest advances in macro [Read More]

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Hudson Valley Diners By Andrew Paquette

Last March, I was planning a shoot in New York City. The lockdown hit and it was off. Everything was off. Clients were unavailable, or in my case, potential clients, as well as everyone else needed for a shoot. Makeup artists, stylists, models, hairstylists, assistants, studios, and portfolio review events were all suddenly off-limits. The [Read More]

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Lockdown Landscapes

In many ways, the pandemic has brought hardship and even tragedy to all our lives. For me, it also brought creative renewal. At the beginning of 2020, I was in the grip of a creative block and feeling at a dead-end in my landscape photography. I remember receiving advice from photographer/writer Guy Tal at the [Read More]

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Three new cameras and three great photo accessories

Sony and Fujifilm released important new camera bodies the week of January 25, 2021. Both flagships, Sony’s Alpha 1 and Fujifilm’s GFX 100S, are expensive cameras that few of us will buy (although each has a market niche among LuLa readers) – but they show us something about where the market is going. Fujifilm ALSO [Read More]

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“I celebrate life”: Rediscovering Ed van der Elsken’s fearless eye

The daring vision of legendary Dutch street photographer Ed van der Elsken (1925-1990) has been revived in feest, a new book by Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. After acquiring his entire archive in late 2019, the Rijksmuseum and the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam put together this remarkable collection, including many forgotten photographs. A manic spirit suffuses feest, which [Read More]

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Its-all-a-blur (Rediscover)

By Michael Reichmann (Editors Note: Bullfights have been banned (thankfully) almost universally and specifically in the town where this was shot since this was first published.) Rider #3. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. March, 2014 Olympus OM-D E-M1 with Zuiko 50-200mm f/2.8 @ ISO 500 1/10 sec @ f/3.5 This article is about creating impressionistic [Read More]

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EVOLVING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY INTO CINEMATOGRAPHY. Episode 05 – Post Production & Conclusion

 The goal of this educational series is to provide inspiration on how you can successfully transition your photography into cinematography.  Often, when photographers start working with a video camera, they can misplace the voice they’ve worked so hard to develop in photography.  The energy of their typical practice somehow gets lost in the translation to [Read More]

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