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- Metering = Spot
- AF mode = AI servo (with back-button focusing can lock AF and use like One-stop AF)
- AF area selection mode = AF point expansion (manual selection) 4 or 8 adjacent
- AF Case 2 = Tracking sensitivity (-1), Acceleration/deceleration tracking (0), AF point switching (0)
- AI Servo 1st image priority = Focus priority
- AI Servo 2nd image priority = Focus priority
- Selectable AF points = 61 points
- AF point display during focus = All (constant)
- VF display illumination = On
- Drive mode = Single-shot (or multiple shot if needed)
- ISO = 100 (or adjust as needed)
- File format = RAW
- Image recording = Record images to multiple card (CF card and SD card for back-up)
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- Canon 5D Mark III Review
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- 05/27/13--22:01: The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo
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- 05/27/13--23:00: Dome of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
- 05/27/13--23:06: Evening Glory... by Amod Sane
- 05/27/13--23:10: May 2013 Microstock Update
- Increasing Quality: Both the Yuri "quit" story, new collections and new agencies have all boasted premium or increased quality images and / or prices.
- Pulling in all directions at once (aka a lack of a trend). Microstock continues to merge into what was called Traditional Stock, to a point where neither business really fits the description from just a few years ago. In fact I'm getting weary of the somewhat unstable tags of Traditional Stock and Macrostock. Microstock is still FAR from being "Mainstream Stock" and arguably never will be; the day that happens it probably won't be open to "anyone with a camera". (from a different point of view microstock became mainstream the day it sold more volume that macro)
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- 05/28/13--00:00: Borobudur temple in a mist from afar by Irawan Subingar
- 05/28/13--00:02: Turbulence by Jorge Maia
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Hi Gang: It’s Tuesday. Here’s what’s up: (1) Thanks Seattle and LA — you guys rocked it! A big thanks to the nearly 1,200 photographers who came out to hang with me for the day at my “Shoot Like a Pro” tour in Seattle and Los Angeles last Thursday and Friday. What fun, gracious crowds weContinue...
On Friday, May 25th 2013, the team roping competition took place with the usual group of Pro Rodeo cowboys in attendance. With almost $20,000 going to the winners the "Big Boys", as well as many others turn out for this annual Memorial Day weekend event. Here are a few photos of the action and personalities.
The Sigma DP3 Merrill delivers a medium format experience with some drawbacks.
I often get asked, is the 5D Mark III really good enough for shooting sports? As a Canon EOS 1D X owner, I know that all it lacks from my pro camera is a faster burst mode and larger battery, so I tell people – heck yeah! This thing is no 5D Mark II with an antiquated AF system, so when one of my readers was sharing his experience with me of shooting the most awesome motorsports venue on the planet – the Nürburgring – I couldn’t resist asking him to guest blog for me.
I’m an avid amateur photographer with a passion for motorsports and have photographed several car races in the US and overseas. However, there was one race I always wanted to go to since seeing photos from Paddy McGrath at SpeedHunters.com, and that is the "24 Hours of Nürburgring". This sports car endurance race is held at the Nordschleife (the Green Hell) and GP circuit of the Nürburgring in Nurburg, Germany. About 200 cars and 500 drivers participate in this race, with each lap about 15.5 miles through the Eifel mountains. The race is attended by about 150,000 fans with most camping on site, which is something to be seen from scaffolding viewing platforms to make-shift buildings. The changing weather conditions, hilly terrain, high catch fencing, and "mud" make photography and getting around the Nordschleife part of the track challenging. But it's worth it, with great photography opportunities. The photos below were mainly shot from spectator viewing areas with a Canon 5D Mark III using a 300mm f2.8L IS II (with or without a 1.4x extender III) or 50mm f/1.2L using shutter priority and the camera settings below. The raw files were exported to the iPad (since this is all I take with me when traveling), with minimal editing using the Photo App, then imported into Pages for this blog posting. Hope the photos capture some of the experience that is the Nürburgring 24 Hours. If you would like to see more photos from this race and other races I've attended please check out my blog at http://dlymotorsportimages.com. Sorry for the short blog, but I'm in the middle of traveling back to the US. Many thanks to Ron for giving me the opportunity to post a guest blog on his website.
Porsche 911 heading down pit lane. Was lucky to get access to the pits during night qualifying with another guest at the hotel I was staying at who had a spare pit pass. This was an experience of a lifetime to be able to go from one pit area to the next and to see the workings of teams in action (50mm, f/2, 1/50, ISO 800)
Lexus LFA speeding down the straight between Tribunes 6 and 7. Shot from top of Tribunes. You can probably guess that this is one my favorite race cars. This car has great lines (300mm, f/7.1, 1/100, ISO 100)
I’d like to thank David Yowe for taking the time to share his excitement for motorsports photography at the coolest racing venue on the planet! You can see more of David’s work at http://dlymotorsportimages.com/.
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There are many ways of doing what we do, and our decision has been to focus on our Art, making the business follow our art and not vice versa. This is a very important decision as it puts our style and our view of the world before the interest of appealing to a wider audience. This decision comes with pro and con, but it tells you something more about Faby and Carlo: it tells you that we want to do our art, we want to lead, not to follow. Leading and experimenting come with a note attached to them, and that note simply says "This may not work". Now, if you are a business person and if you are looking at income and revenue as your main role, this is a risk; however, if your main goal is to make art, you know that the note attached to every experimentation is not a risk, it is a beautiful challenge. In doing art you explore unchartered lands, you produce things that may reshape the way a concept is seen, but you may also produce something which simply does not work. We know that what we do may fail, and this is why we are doing it: because we make art. What are you doing in front of such note attached to your art?
About half-a-mile in an easterly direction, through the village of Coalport, there is another road bridge – this time crossing the original line of the London & North Western Railway (LNWR). Strangely, the parapets of this bridge are stone rather … Continue reading →
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A couple of months between posts always leaves time for a few big stories - no exception here!
There's usually a common thread in these news posts, and in trying to make sense of the last few of months there are a couple of (somewhat vague) common elements to most of the things that have happened:
All that said: The industry has felt like it is tearing apart and at the same time increasing quality while blurring into macrostock for the past 5 years (at least); people have ranted on forums, and dumped agencies, joined new ones, launched their own. So in essence this last few months news has a common thread... It's Microstock Business as Usual.
Yuri Quits Microstock
My first thought is that Yuri Arcurs stopped being a microstock photographer years ago when he became a production company; agreed that as a production company he was selling on microstock sites but the majority of microstockers are not really in the same class (even many of the full time ones).
Secondly, the headline I think is really misleading, Yuri has gone exclusive with Getty (and so iStockphoto), and I don't see it as quitting microstock. I'm not 100% on the details here but looking at his portfolio on iStock I can see 13k images (far less than his full portfolio); looking at the pricing slider, all but around 100 are available at the standard exclusive contributor prices. I'd call that microstock. (There's plenty more of his work which I assume is now only available at a premium price, including perhaps all the new work). Today peopleimages.com is selling xlarge images (3822x3063px) for $5; they seem to be running a special.
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Shutterstock announced plans for a new image collection called Offset. Offset is available via individual image licenses, not via a subscription, from offset.com (currently invitation preview). Shutterstocks existing contributors are not being used as a source for the images, many are sourced according to shutterstock from "dedicated assignment photographers and illustrators who have never licensed their images as stock before". The two sites will operate completely separately.
In the previous news post I mentioned stocksy the new venture from iStock founder Bruce Livingstone, since then the site has launched at stocksy.com. A couple of related blog posts throw a little more light on the site and what it stands for:
Yaymicro added three new partners to their partner program: Pond5, Zoomy and Photokore.
Stockfresh newsletter announced reaching 2 million images plus new search features
Pond5 acquired pixmac allowing them (pond5) to develop their "global marketplace".
Photaki posted some conclusions from the microstock point Malaga conference.
Luis Alvarez took a look at the commoditisation of stock on microstockdiaries
There are just a couple of days left to take advantage of the early bird pricing in addition to the bonus 20% discount for MicrostockExpo using the code "MSI2013" (Early bird ends 31 May)
As a wedding photographer, you know how important that special day is for any engaged couple. They want everything to happen just as they planned: vendors—florist, caterer, DJ or band, limousine service, etc.— arriving when they promised and providing exceptional professional service, perfect weather and no problems. It’s even more important, considering the average cost of a wedding during 2012 was $25,656.
You can show your professionalism and protect your reputation and your clients’ big day by recommending that they purchase a wedding insurance policy.
According to insurance industry data, wedding vendors were the source of most wedding insurance claims, at 24%, with vendor illness or injury, second at 19%. Unfortunately, of all the vendors, most of the claims are a result of problems with the photographer, at 58%. Caterers who close their businesses prior to the wedding are responsible for 21% of problems. DJs account for 11% and wedding planners another 5%. Other claims relate to problems at the venue, 15%, and weather disruptions, 14%.
Undoubtedly, as a professional photographer, you do everything you can to be sure you deliver on the promises you make in your contract with a wedding client; however, a last-minute illness or injury, stolen equipment or a family emergency could cause you to be suddenly unavailable. Recommending wedding insurance shows that you care about your clients, even if the worst should happen. The cost of a few hundred dollars is certainly a worthy investment when weighed against the average cost of a wedding.
Wedding insurance policies may also protect your clients from lost deposits; perishable items, such as food and flowers; unexpected cancellation due to weather; lost or damaged photographs, albums and video media; damaged gifts; and liability claims if a guest is injured due to accident or negligence on the part of vendors or the venue.
Although it won’t be exactly the same as the special day of their dreams, having wedding insurance will allow the couple to re-schedule some or all of the events of their wedding. New photos can be staged with new flower arrangements, renting tuxedos and other items won’t cost any additional money and family and friends can gather at a future reception to celebrate and the enjoy the nuptials that were interrupted or cancelled.
As you know, a wedding photographer depends on word-of-mouth recommendations and referrals. When you caution your clients not just to think about the upside of their wedding, but also the accidents and unforeseen events that could spoil it, and then to protect themselves with wedding insurance, you are being a true professional. If something unfortunate should happen, and you are the source of the problem, then your clients are more likely to tell others that you did everything you could, and that makes you the best photographer for their friends’ weddings too.
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Shot of Borobudur in Sunrise from Punthuk Setumbu Hill. When the weather is sunny, golden orange rays of light would be racing to color the sky and the sun slowly rises from behind of its throne. Nirvana Sunrise nickname for Punthuk Setumbu fells even more attached.Punthuk Setumbi Hill is one of the best spots to watch the Borobudur sunrise from an altitude of 400 m above sea level. The warmth of the sun in the morning reveals the fog blanket that covers Borobudur Temple and wakes it from its place.
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