Archive — March 2012

Adventure Photography by Corey Rich COREY RICH'S ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP (SEPTEMBER 22-27, 2012) One of the most respected outdoor adventure photographers in the world, Corey Rich will be leading a unique adventure photography workshop in the Jackson, Wyoming area again this September 2012. Come and spend a week learning from top adventure photographers and editors while enjoying the outdoor paradise of...
Now the Composer Pro delivers ultra-smooth creative control for photographers with Micro 4/3rds, Sony α NEX and Samsung NX cameras too Lensbaby announces its popular SLR creative effects camera lens, the Composer Pro, is now also available for Micro 4/3rds cameras (including Panasonic LumixTM G Micro System and Olympus PEN®), Sony® α NEX, and Samsung NX cameras. The Composer Pro...
Outdoor Photographer Magazine is widely recognized in the world of outdoor and landscape photography as a "must have" subscription due to its solid content, premier photographs, and news in the industry.  Christopher Robinson, OP's current editor, was kind enough to explain some of the ways to connect with the world of outdoor photography and a bit about his own path...
Photography competitions are a fun way to see what others think of your work and usually give you a shot at winning something, if not a little exposure.  The downside to some of these competitions is that they cost money.  The fees usually go towards the judges of the competitions, but if you do the math, some of the larger...
Contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner, Regan Shea from Hamden, CT.  You didn't think we'd forget about our canon fans did you? After having such a successful giveaway for our all of our Nikon fans with the D800, we couldn't ignore the flood of requests from our Canon fans for something similar... So, today at pictureline we would like...
Royce Bair has been a professional illustrative photographer since 1973, and an international lecturer on photography since 1982. His work has appeared in National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and on the covers of numerous books. As a photographer, writer, and entrepreneur, he has built and sold five photo-related businesses. He and his wife, Linda, are now shooting stock photography while they continue to...
Photographer Jorge Uzon has been a photojournalist for the Agence France-Presse (AFP) from the years of 1996 to 2004, working in Guatemala and then in Mexico City.  He has worked as an independent photographer since then, photographing two major projects: in Bolivia (2006-2008) on social changes since Evo Morales became president and one in Patagonia (2008-2011), on the struggle between...
With the advent of digital imaging--both in capturing and distributing--came the inevitable change in how people consume the events of the world.  The days are dwindling in which the printed newspaper and magazine were the only ways to discover the happenings of society.  The major shift in image distribution has left the world of photojournalism in a strange place.  With...
I am constantly asked the same question that I asked myself ten years ago:  "If I only have enough money to buy one camera and one lens, which combination would bring me the best results?"  The question needs to be answered with a question:  "What do you want to shoot?"  The answer to that is usually quite difficult for someone...
Marc Muench has been a professional landscape and sports photographer for over 20 years. After completing his studies at Pasadena Art Center College of Design in the spring of 1989, Marc immediately began photographing for book publishers such as Graphic Arts Center, Browntrout Publishing and Time Inc.  Soon after, Marc represented Canon Camera in several ad campaigns, as well as...
As simple as it sounds, those who approach their new lens to clean it for the first time may wonder, "Am I going to hurt it?" or "Am I cleaning this the right way?"  There are probably several techniques to clean your lens properly, and I have seen some people go through a spiritual-type ritual to do it, which is...
 Guy Tal is a photographer, writer, instructor, and philosopher who splits his time between all of these things and just living.  I was particularly interested in his interest and skill with publishing his own eBooks, instead of going a traditional route by self-publishing or working with a publisher.  His style and philosophy are refreshing in world of highly competitive photography....
I remember years ago asking a photographer and gallery owner where he did his printing. I didn't know if this was an appropriate question, as many professionals are very reticent about sharing this kind of information. He quickly stated, "West Coast Imaging." The luminance of the images struck me and over the years I have watched West Coast Imaging continue...
New iPad Features Retina Display, A5X Chip, 5 Megapixel iSight Camera & Ultrafast 4G LTE Apple® today introduced the new iPad®, the third generation of its category defining mobile device, featuring a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with quad-core graphics and a 5 megapixel iSight® camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and 1080p HD video....
Wedding photography as a genre makes up a large segment of the photographic industry.  Individuals will often call on a photographer usually at least once in their lives and in a moment when accuracy and ability to deliver are paramount.  The genre also attracts a variety of professionals, advanced amateurs and beginners as photographers feel as if they can approach...
Finally!  Canon and Nikon have announced the cameras that we've all been waiting for.  And while we at pictureline have been thrilled with how the two cameras stack up against one another, there are a few differences that are worth noting, particularly if you're not yet married to one system or another. If you've been following the progression of cameras...
Bryan Peterson has updated his book "Understanding Exposure" (Amphoto, 2011) yet again, and has successfully created a methodology by which a beginning photographer can start to understand the techniques of using the in-camera metering system in a dSLR or film camera.   Overall, this is a perfect book for people who have recently picked up photography or who have advanced...
Innovative Shadow and Highlight Recovery and Enhanced Digital Photography Workflows Mark A Milestone Release Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software for Mac OS and Windows. Lightroom is the essential digital photography workflow solution helping amateur and professional photographers quickly import, manage, enhance and showcase their images. First released as a public beta in...
As part of new series on the blog, we will be asking select photographers to share the insights into how they are pulling off some of their best shots. Many of the professional photographs you see out there are professional because they are made to look easy and natural. Most are not, and require a sound understanding of lighting and...
Speedlite 600EX-RT In addition to the EOS 5D Mark III, Canon is also announcing the first professional Speedlite on the market with a built-in wireless radio transmitter, the new Speedlite 600EX-RT. The new Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT is the flagship model in the Speedlite line, ideal for wedding portrait and photojournalism. Compatible with all EOS Digital SLRs, this new model eliminates...
Featured on the back cover of the March/April 2012 issue of the Zions Bank Community magazine.
On the 25th anniversary of its world-renowned EOS System, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce its latest model, the new EOS 5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera. Positioned between the extremely popular EOS 5D Mark II and Canon's top-of-the-line professional EOS-1D X model, the EOS 5D Mark III delivers superb image quality, thanks to...
Wacom has announced the Intuos5, the next generation lineup of tablets for professional photographers, designers and artists who wish to take their digital content creation to the next level. Superior new features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities for convenience and comfort.  Combined with Wacom's renowned pen...
Renowned Landscape Photographer to Lecture in Salt Lake City The Wasatch Camera Club is pleased to announce David Muench will be visiting the state and making presentations at the club’s PhotoOp 12, Saturday, March 24. David Muench is one of the top ten landscape photographers in the world today. His wealth of knowledge gained from a lifetime of photography makes...
I was more than happy to learn about the new Lowepro Pro Messenger 200 AW camera bag in a Canadian landscape magazine last week.  My biases when I review products lean toward a combination of functionality, aesthetics, and construction.  These three aspects of soft goods make items like camera bags into functional, beautiful, and long-lasting pieces of equipment that are...