Category: Pro photo

5 best online backup tools

Following our previous article about online backup for the photographer’s files (which ended up with a recommendation of Mozy Backup), it could be noticed that Lifehacker published an article on a similar subject (but in more general terms) and recommends the following 5 tools: CrashPlan (Windows/Mac/Linux/Open Solaris, Basic [No online storage] Free, Premium [Unlimited] $4.50…

World Powers Photos

Pendant la session d’ouverture des Nations Unies en septembre dernier à New York, Platon, photographe pour le New Yorker et connu pour quelques portraits réussis de Poutine par exemple, a installé un studio dans l’immeuble des Nations Unis pour y photographier les grands de ce monde qui passaient là. Il a maintenant rassemblé ces photographies…

Sports photography

Shooting good pictures of sports events is challenging at best. Rob Miracle is offering good advice about sports photography, grouped in several important categories: Location, Location, Location! The Decisive Moment Required Equipment Depth of Field — Isolating the subject Focus Composition Know your Sport, Know your Players Freezing Action Shots Giving the illusion of movement…

Could I get your photo for free?

This is a question more common than you would think. And this is the worst situation for a pro-photographer: All these people who would want the artwork fro nothing. And would we dare discuss/bargain/complain/negotiate the same way with some other professions? YouTube link

HDR Imaging applied to Paleontological specimen photography

If you are interested in HDR (High Dynamic Range) imaging, it may be fun to look at a scientific paper from Jessica M. Theodor and Robin S. Furr, in Palaeontologia Electronica. There, scientists interested in the best possible representation of paleontological specimens describe how to use HDR photography when taking scientific pictures. Source: Palaeontologia Electronica

Photojournalism

You are a photojournalist, you want to become a photojournalist, you are curious about the life and methods of photojournalism pros? You could well be interested to visit the following web sites: American Photojournalist (for photojournalists, by photojournalists): Featured photos, featured photographers, and news. Lightstalkers is written for the these photographers, journalists who will recognize…

Cameras delayed for fear of recession

Crisis, recession, deflation, financial crush, layoffs are all words that we hear about on a daily basis. Whatever you feel/think about them, there is a reality: the consumers are buying less. This is as true for photo hardware and software as for the other markets (maybe it’s worse for cars…) Now, this has a clear…