William Eggleston Visits The Today show

William Eggleston is a master photographer, an icon of modern photographic art in the 20th century. And he's still going strong here in the 21st. The Today show recently aired an interview with the 71-year-old photographer, which offers an interesting glimpse into this genius' life and working method. Soft spoken and shy, Eggleston's work revolutionized photography—he took color photography from the realm of snapshots into the fine art world. This nearly five-minute long interview showcases some of his most famous photographs, as well as a glimpse into the approach of this iconic photographer.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/18424824#43223662
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William Eggleston is a master photographer, an icon of modern photographic art in the 20th century. And he's still going strong here in the 21st. The Today show recently aired an interview with the 71-year-old photographer, which offers an interesting glimpse into this genius' life and working method. Soft spoken…

Joplin Photographer Raises Funds For Models

Beauty photographer Brian DeMint is the subject of an upcoming profile in the pages of Digital Photo Pro magazine. He's also based in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by a tornado on May 22nd. Brian and his family were unharmed, but two of his models were not so lucky. Rose Dominguez and Jeniffer Roberts were lucky to survive the tornado. Jeniffer's family home was destroyed, along with all of its contents. Brian has been able to provide some immediate relief with donated clothes and toiletries, but the family is still desperately in need of much more. Rose was injured during the tornado when her car was thrown end over end. Along with minor injuries, she fractured vertebrae in her lower back. Now she is unable to work for at least six weeks, and with no medical insurance the bills are piling up. To help raise funds on behalf of these models, Brian has created a ChipIn page to collect donations. "No amount is too small," Brian writes, "and every penny is sincerely appreciated. We love our girls and want to help them through these most difficult of times." To contribute, please visit Brian's ChipIn page at http://eyeworksmodels.chipin.com/mypages/view/id/08e134fa9a3a6e85
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Beauty photographer Brian DeMint is the subject of an upcoming profile in the pages of Digital Photo Pro magazine. He's also based in Joplin, Missouri, which was devastated by a tornado on May 22nd. Brian and his family were unharmed, but two of his models were not so lucky. Rose…

More Amazing Iceberg Photography

Macro photography requires specialized equipment. Beyond the basics of a macro lens, lighting needs to be addressed as well. Why not just use the sun? Well, sometimes you can, but sometimes when you're up close and personal with a tiny little subject, the camera, lens and your own head combine to make a deep dark shadow that you need to light you way out of. Most folks invest in a ring light for this purpose—a flash that wraps around the front of the lens to provide even illumination for tiny subjects. Some folks don't want to invest in a ringlight, so they invest in a substitute that turns their standard hot-shoe flash into a pseudo-ringlight—like the Orbis ring. If you're neither of these types of people, whether you're a total cheapskate or you get inspired by doing everything yourself from repurposed materials, this is the ideal DIY project for you. First, purchase a can of Pringles potato chips. Then eat all of the contents in one sitting. Then turn the empty can into a hacked together yet surprisingly effective lighting setup for macro photography. Read all about this creation by photographer Steve Kushnir at the DIY Photography blog, then get busy eating and crafting—and making better macro pictures.

http://www.diyphotography.net/super-easy-macro-lighting-using-a-pringles-can
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Macro photography requires specialized equipment. Beyond the basics of a macro lens, lighting needs to be addressed as well. Why not just use the sun? Well, sometimes you can, but sometimes when you're up close and personal with a tiny little subject, the camera, lens and your own head combine…

Eat Your Way To Great Macro Lighting

Macro photography requires specialized equipment. Beyond the basics of a macro lens, lighting needs to be addressed as well. Why not just use the sun? Well, sometimes you can, but sometimes when you're up close and personal with a tiny little subject, the camera, lens and your own head combine to make a deep dark shadow that you need to light you way out of. Most folks invest in a ring light for this purpose—a flash that wraps around the front of the lens to provide even illumination for tiny subjects. Some folks don't want to invest in a ringlight, so they invest in a substitute that turns their standard hot-shoe flash into a pseudo-ringlight—like the Orbis ring. If you're neither of these types of people, whether you're a total cheapskate or you get inspired by doing everything yourself from repurposed materials, this is the ideal DIY project for you. First, purchase a can of Pringles potato chips. Then eat all of the contents in one sitting. Then turn the empty can into a hacked together yet surprisingly effective lighting setup for macro photography. Read all about this creation by photographer Steve Kushnir at the DIY Photography blog, then get busy eating and crafting—and making better macro pictures.

http://www.diyphotography.net/super-easy-macro-lighting-using-a-pringles-can
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Macro photography requires specialized equipment. Beyond the basics of a macro lens, lighting needs to be addressed as well. Why not just use the sun? Well, sometimes you can, but sometimes when you're up close and personal with a tiny little subject, the camera, lens and your own head combine…

Fight For Your Photographer’s Rights

Last week I wrote that we photographers shouldn't be hypocrites. Well now's my chance to remind two die-hard readers, Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson, that they in particular should not be hypocrites either. As creative artists themselves, I had hoped that they would respect the rights of creators. But apparently not. So Ms. Gaga and Ms. Jackson, please don't make photographers sign contracts that transfer the copyrights on the images we create of your concerts directly to you. I understand your need, or perceived need, or plain old desire, to maintain some control over your image and your brand, but come on—these contracts are offensive. "Egregious" was the term used by John Harrington on his Photo Business News & Forum blog. Read all about the hubbub, and what you should be prepared to do about a bad contract when you see one, at Mr. Harrington's wonderful web site—which is a must-read for anyone interested in the business side of the photo business. Then head over to the ASMP web site where they've got a whole section about bad contracts, how to spot them, and what to do about them.

http://asmp.org/tutorials/bad-contract.html
http://photobusinessforum.blogspot.com/2011/03/egregious-demands-by-gaga-and-ms.html
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Last week I wrote that we photographers shouldn't be hypocrites. Well now's my chance to remind two die-hard readers, Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson, that they in particular should not be hypocrites either. As creative artists themselves, I had hoped that they would respect the rights of creators. But apparently…

More Megapixel Madness

Some say the race to make super-high-resolution cameras is dead. The new frontier is better image quality, they say, not massively high-resolution image files. Well to them I have but one thing to say: meet the new 200-megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS. For product and still-life photographers, this camera offers the ultimate resolution available in digital capture. To be clear, the camera achieves that whopping 200-megapixel resolution not through a sensor with 200-million physical pixels on it, but through utilizing multi-shot technology. Six different exposures are made on the 50-megapixel sensor, which physically shifts a distance of 1.5 pixels after each exposure in order to create an overlapping dense pixel map—no gaps in coverage and a whole lot of pixel information combine to create this amazing, super-detailed 200-megapixel image. The camera's not inexpensive, but there is a bit of good news: owners of the H4D-50 can send their cameras in to the manufacturer for a 200-megapixel retrofit. Read all about it at the Hasselblad web site.

http://www.hasselblad.com/products/h-system/h4d-200ms.aspx
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Some say the race to make super-high-resolution cameras is dead. The new frontier is better image quality, they say, not massively high-resolution image files. Well to them I have but one thing to say: meet the new 200-megapixel Hasselblad H4D-200MS. For product and still-life photographers, this camera offers the ultimate…
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