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Moment phone case brings two-stage shutter button to iPhone 6

Moment, a Seattle-based company that is known for its high-quality smartphone accessory lenses has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product idea, the Moment case. The Moment case is a case for the Apple iPhone 6 that offers a two-stage shutter button, allowing you to half-press to lock focus and exposure. Show More Summary

A lightning-fast introduction to lighting

Having taken a look at exposure and composition, it’s time to turn our attention to light and lighting in our short introduction to photography series. Here, we’ve broken down some of the terms that you’re likely to encounter and given you some examples when it comes to natural light. Natural, ambient, and artificial You’ll often […]

Peta Pixel Article on “Professional Photography”

PetaPixel printed my article on changing the brand for […] Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info (Read more...)

How To Use High Speed Photography Gear To Photograph Your Hyperactive Pet

I love dogs. About a month ago we adopted a puppy, we named her Sol. Sol, as most puppies, has a bio-polar personality – Either she is asleep and is perfectly still or she is awake and is perfectly hyperactive. Between those two moods it is incredibly difficult to take a photo of here which is both interesting (i.e. [...]Show More Summary

Conflagration: 1908

Nov. 15, 1908. "Pacific Railroad Depot fire, Los Angeles. Fourth Street between Hill and Broadway." 8x10 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size. Los Angeles Express, Nov. 16, 1908: FIRE DESTROYS L.A.P. BUILDING Flames broke out in the basement of the Los Angeles Pacific building at 314 W. Show More Summary

5 Tips for Getting Fresh Ideas for Macro Photography

Are you seeking some inspiration for getting creative with some new macro photographs? Perhaps you’ve grown tired of taking close-ups of typical macro subjects like flowers and insects. Help is on the way. There is a whole world of macro...Show More Summary

Interview With Franey Miller: How The 19 Year Old Photographer Broke Into The New York City Fashion Scene

When graduating high school, most teenagers have absolutely no idea what they want to do with their lives. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, I always kind of found it unfortunate that, right out of high school, people are expected to declare a major and settle into the same job for the [...]Show More Summary

Skiing, Eating & Drinking at Aspen Highlands

In the age of GoPros, it might seem a little stupid to ski with a Canon 5D camera system and three lenses, especially if you are shooting for yourself and not a commercial client. The excess bulk, the on and off of the backpack, switching lenses in the cold … why bother? I’ve been a skier since I was 12, and a photographer for the last 19 years. Show More Summary

300 Employees Take A Group Photo From Space

Celebrating Israel Space Week, which started on Sunday, employees of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) had a group photo taken from space. The photo, which depicted the company’s initials, was captured by the EROS-B (Earth Remote Observation System-B) satellite from a height of 520km (325 miles). The 300 or so employees had to be at a [...]Show More Summary

Fix-a-Flat: 1937

March 1937. "Migratory agricultural worker family making tire repairs along California highway U.S. 99." Photo by Dorothea Lange for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

Handmade Severed Thumb USB Drive Doubles As A Creative Photography Portfolio

As a professional photographer, it can be hard to make yourself stand out from other photographers, even if your work is really good. There’s just so many photographers out there, it’s easy to fall through the cracks. Sending out a portfolio or album of your work to potential clients just doesn’t cut it anymore. That’s [...]Show More Summary

Triggertrap Mobile : Adding Controls Your Camera Never Had

Every time you upgrade your camera to the latest model, new features are usually found in the menu: Facial Recognition, Panoramic, simple HDR, basic Time Lapse, etc.. But there things that may never be added. Features that are dependent on things like motion and sound sensors. Things that you may have in your smartphone. Like […]

The Endless Elegance Lightroom Film Presets Collection

The Look That You Want & Your Photos Deserve! Now you can give your photos the character, charm and timeless elegance found with film, with the convenience of digital & the simplicity of Lightroom! As digital photography has taken over...Show More Summary

Creative Retouching Essentials In A Day eBook

$74.28 $37.14 Limited time offer! This interactive eBook is for you if you are beginning your journey into the professional Beauty & Portrait photography retouching world. You don’t need to waste your time learning all the tools and panels Photoshop has to offer, if you only want to master or improve your photo retouching skills. Show More Summary

Junior League: 1927

"Cadillac (Flappers, 1927) at de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park." Check out those headlights! 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size.

Google Nexus 6 camera review

The latest in Google's line of showcase devices - the Nexus 6 - was designed and built in cooperation with US company Motorola. The Nexus 6 comes with the same dual-LED ring flash as the Motorola Moto X and a 13MP imaging sensor. However,...Show More Summary

7 Photography Podcasts That are Worth a Listen

There is no shortage of podcasts about photography. They cater for everyone from beginners to experienced amateurs, semi-pros and professionals. A quick search in Google returns so many options it can be a bit overwhelming. It’s impossible...Show More Summary

Digging Out: 1899

"Blizzard '99 - cleaning the streets after New York snowstorm." Photo by Byron. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

How to Choose Which Version of Lightroom to Buy

Buying Lightroom used to be simple. All you had to do was buy the full version of the program, and upgrade (if you wished) every time a new version came out. But ever since Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription service, photographers have been faced with two choices. Show More Summary

Some Genius Tried Flying His DJI Phantom At The White House; Crashes It Into Obama’s Lawn

Anyone who even remotely follows photography related news will know how difficult and trying it has been to get the FAA to establish new guidelines on the flying drones. The current rules allow individuals to fly the unmanned aircraft for recreational purposes; however, there are very strict regulations in place for those wishing to use [...]Show More Summary

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