If you pay attention to the evolving definition of photography, you know that time lapse has become quite the rage.
This is exemplified by the dozens of photographer-shot videos that a quick web search reveals.
Many of these are repetitions of a theme–slow-panning natural scenes set to soothing instrumental music, but notable exceptions exist.
Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT by photographer Rob Whitworth is one (you can see his work here), and a second notable work that I enjoy is Finding Oregon (I’ll admit to a PNW bias).
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Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2013!
A very quick post to make you aware that an interview I did with oopoomoo (Darwin Wiggett and Sam Chrysanthou) has been posted to Ron Martinson’s photography blog. You can read it here.
We discussed what the use of tilt-shift lenses (they’re serious tilt-shift proponents) has meant for their photography business, and of course their recently published (and totally awesome) eBook The Tilt Shift-Lens Advantage, which I review here and that you can purchase here.
Happy Tuesday, everyone.
As a species we are healthier merely through the awareness that there are places we could go that we have never gone before, that places exist where no other human has trod.
From the Forward of An Honest Silence: A Celebration of Wilderness
David Leland Hyde
In the preface of An Honest Silence: A Celebration of Wilderness, author Greg Russell poses an important question: Do we really need another book about wilderness?
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I recently moved my home office from one room to another and in the process refound “SHIPIT – A little pamphlet for people who can” by Seth Goddin.
On it’s back is a paragraph that I think is beffitting of this Thanksgiving Day:
Stop settling for what’s good enough and start creating art that matters. Stop asking what’s in it for you and start giving gifts that change people. Then, and only then, will you have achieved your potential.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
eBooks have become plentiful, to say the least, and it’s no wonder.
Easy to produce and distribute, great for building brand and community, eBooks done well can drive serious revenue. They’re an important marketing vehicle that has a firm place in the customer journey.
Of course, plenty of eBooks fall into the ‘get what you pay for’ category. You know the ones I mean.
They’re poorly written and edited, and recycle information. Even at the low end of the eBook cost spectrum (those that cost $4 or less) it’s disappointing when your purchase doesn’t meet expectations.
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I write how (mechanically) tilt-shift lenses provide superior image quality and creative control in A Primer on Tilt-Shift Lens Advantages. Tilt-shift lenses are remarkable tools. If you haven’t used one yourself, read the primer to learn more.
Image quality and creative control is only the beginning with tilt-shift, though. These lenses also enable the creation of high-resolution image files (read Use Tilt-Shift to Create High Resolution Photographs and Big Prints), and easy, seamless, high quality panoramas.
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I write how (mechanically) tilt-shift lenses provide superior image quality and creative control in A Primer on Tilt-Shift Lens Advantages. Image quality and creative control is only the beginning with tilt-shift, though. These remarkable tools also enable the creation of easy, seamless, high quality panorama photographs, as well as high-resolution image files for big prints.
By shifting the lens up /down while the camera’s in landscape orientation, or side-to-side in a portrait orientation, photographers can seamlessly capture overlapping frames that combine into image files approximately 90% larger in size than a single file >> READ MORE >>
It’s the photographer, not the camera, I agree. But don’t tell me the tools don’t matter.
When I upgraded to the Canon 5D MKII, I did so because it is a superior tool compared to the 5D, my previous body.
In practice, this has proven true in every way possible, and while the 5DII hasn’t changed what I shoot, it absolutely has influenced how.
My interest in tilt-shift lenses arose from similar circumstances — I sought something superior to what I had — and in all ways possible I have found the Canon TS-E 24 mm II to be just this.
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A few weeks ago, Broken Top smashed me in the face…a rock came off as I stood on a snow slope below the summit pyramid (accessed by a relatively easy tramp up its shoulder), splitting my upper lip in half. Miraculously, beyond a lot of bruising, swelling, and stitches, I kept my teeth. This past weekend I returned to Broken Top to finish what I started.
I’ve been experimenting with night photography lately and created Star Fall Over Broken Top during this return. It’s a composite of about 60 3-minute exposures. Broken Top is illuminated by moonlight (the moon was at about 60%). [read the rest…]