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Spiritual Falls by Nick Nieto

Photographer of the Day: Nick Nieto

Category: Nature Photographer: Nick Nieto Title: Spiritual Falls What a lush, evocative image! Nieto masterfully uses to a slow shutter to capture the waterfall as a series of silky ribbons.

Goldfinches feeding before the snowstorm by Ric Rus

Photographer of the Day: Ric Rus

Category: Nature Photographer: Ric Rus Title: Goldfinches feeding before the snowstorm Overall execution is spot on, but that is not why I chose this image. In a word, dynamic. If

A Fresh Winter's Morning by Murray Fox

Photographer of The Day: Murray Fox

Category: Nature Photographer: Murray Fox Title: A Fresh Winter’s Morning Too often, when we think of nature photography, we think only of wild places. Here Fox captures a wonderful, early

Flow by Paul Krippler

Photographer of the Day: Paul Krippler

Category: Nature Photographer: Paul Krippler Title: Flow At times, the best way to put nature in focus is to contrast it against machinery. Krippler does so with great effect in

Pine Siskin on My Balcony by Marcel Theriault‎

Photographer of the Day: Marcel Theriault

Category: Nature Photographer: Marcel Theriault Title: Pine Siskin on My Balcony Simple is often powerful and so it is with this image. First, it is well-executed. The Pine Siskin is

Rocks by Chris Utano

Photographer of the Day: Chris Utano

Category: Nature Photographer: Chris Utano Title: Rocks I am a sucker for a well-composed shot of a shoreline. As a nature photographer, it has all the elements: land, sea and

NAB Convention Floor

What to Look For At NAB 2016

It is that time of year again. NAB is just around the corner. My inbox and social media have already been flooded with official announcements and “unofficial” leaks. What am I excited to see on the show floor? There is a lot to cover, so let’s dive in.

Guadalupe Serenity by Mary Hulett

Photographer of the Day: Mary Hulett

Category: Nature Photographer: Mary Hulett Title: Guadalupe Serenity There is much to like about Guadalupe Serenity, starting the use of the water as a leading line, which pulls the viewer

Offbeat with Joel Robison

It’s not every day that a person’s work transports one to another time or place. Rarer still is the photo that makes one feel like they are peeking in on another, magical world; so it is with the photography of Joel Robison.

Old Soul - Copyright 2015 Doug Daulton

Staying Safe Around Wild Horses

Recently, I was reminded that most folks have no idea how to behave around horses. Too often, people assume they are gentle, docile creatures and many are. But, wild or domesticated, horses are half-ton animals who are built to bolt and, if needed, defend themselves with extreme prejudice.

OFFLOAD from Red Giant Software

OFFLOAD = Peace of Mind

Even when power and workspace are readily available, backing up footage can be a real pain. Technically, the process is deceptively simple; just drag and drop your footage from your CF or SD card to your external hard drive. When the first copy is done, repeat the process with the another external drive. Surely, the process is so simple that software could not possibly improve it. Right? Wrong!

4K Grid (wikipedia)

4K. What’s all the Hubub, Bub?

Over the last eighteen months, Panasonic, Sony, GoPro, Canon and Apple have brought new 4K cameras to market. With this in mind, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. Let’s see if we can shed some light on that issue.

Chinstrap Penguin Walking - © 2015 Clemens Vanderwerf

Offbeat with Clemens Vanderwerf

It is not often one finds someone willing to traipse around the chilly Alaskan countryside, looking for moose. But, that is precisely what I found when I met Clemens Vanderwerf last spring. At that point, I knew I had met a kindred spirit; someone I wanted to shoot with again and someone I wanted to talk to more about our craft.

GoPro Periscope Integration

GoPro + Periscope = DroneCast

Yesterday, GoPro and Periscope announced a new integration that allows GoPro owners to connect their cameras to the Periscope app. On the surface, this might seem a bit frivolous; it is anything but.

Nikon Key Mission

Nikon Challenges GoPro With 360/VR Capture

GoPro created the action camera segment. Many others followed but, with the exception of Sony, all have met with limited success. With today’s announcement at CES, Nikon enters the fray and brings something entirely new to the table … 360 degree video.

Copyright 2015 Joels Grimes

Offbeat with Joel Grimes

Joel Grimes’ work is instantly recognizable. From powerful, dynamic posing, to a rich, yet desaturated, HDR look, to masterful compositing which is both surreal and firmly grounded in reality, his photography is iconic. His work has such intensity that, when I met Joel a few years back, expected him to be equally intense and, perhaps, aloof. Instead, Joel is easy-going, approachable and generous with his time and knowledge.

Copyright 2015 - Matthew Callahan

Galactic Warfighters: Much More Than Toys

A little over year ago, I stumbled across an amazing image on Facebook that someone was passing off as a production still from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Knowing how closely J.J. Abrams protects his mystery box, I was dubious and started digging. That search lead me to Matthew Callahan and the toy photography project that would come to be known as Galactic Warfighters.

"DJI Inspire 1 Drone" by DFSBDE

Like It Or Not, All Drones Must Be Registered

Today, the FAA formally announced plans for the registration of small unmanned aircraft (UAS), better known as “drones”. Reaction to the FAA plan has been mixed. Many understand the need; some see it as unnecessary governmental intrusion, especially hobbyist pilots.

Triptik Studio by Jeremy Cowart

Benchmark: DIY Rolling Studio Gear Rack

Lately, I have been researching studio configurations. Jeremy Cowart’s Triptik Studio Walkthrough got the juices flowing; especially the rolling backdrop that doubles as storage for bounces, flags and other gear.

Clear: Securely Wipe Old Drives

You have rebuilt your photo archive. Now, you have a collection of hard drives, USB drives and CF/SD card that need to be addressed. To start, decide which drives stay and which should go.

Enter to win a new camera, post-processing software and more!

It’s our birthday, and we want to celebrate with you! Check out our 21st birthday contest and enter to win a new camera, Drobo 8D, X-Rite calibration tools, XPozer prints, Skylum software and more!

Plus, by entering you’re automatically eligible to win one of our monthly prizes. This month we’re giving away a software bundle with Luminar 4, Aurora HDR and Plotagraph!