Adorama Goes “Through The Lens”

Adorama's video content producer Salvatore D'Alia says that audience feedback about the show has been great.
By William Sawalich
With its new Internet-based TV show "Through The Lens," photo retailer Adorama aims to focus on the work of talented young photographers. And to do so, it has used an interesting metric: it is seeking out the most popular photographers on Instagram. In the most recent episodes (numbers eight and…

Knobs, Dials And Sliders For Lightroom And Photoshop

For instance, instead of virtually dragging a slider to adjust exposure in Lightroom, Palette allows you to physically adjust an actual slider next to your keyboard to make that same change.
By William Sawalich
Are you looking for a more tactile approach to your digital image editing? Perhaps you should look into Palette. Palette is a system of interchangeable physical buttons, sliders and dials that are connected to your computer and can be mapped to specific controls in Lightroom or Photoshop. For instance, instead…

Samy’s Presents An Evening With Douglas Kirkland

Kirkland will also be demonstrating the new 50-megapixel DSLRs from Canon—the 5DS and the 5DSR.
By William Sawalich
If you're in Southern California—specifically the Westwood area of Los Angeles—I suggest you head over to the Crest Theater tonight at 7pm for an evening with master photographer Douglas Kirkland. For half a century, Kirkland has made iconic celebrity portraits of everyone from Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn to Angelina…

Strobing Surfing

He was able to create what amounts to a studio-lit version of a surfing action shot, and do it with battery powered strobes from about 500 feet away.
By William Sawalich
Michael Clark is an amazing photographer. And thankfully, he's not shy about sharing his knowledge and experiences with the rest of us. He regularly sends out a newsletter in which he tells the stories of his most interesting shoots, and recently he told the story of how he photographed a…

Photographing The New Windows Wallpaper

To some it may look like a computer generated graphic, but in fact it's a photograph.
By William Sawalich
Windows 10 users (of which there are about to be a lot, once the software ships on July 29th) are going to get pretty familiar with a neat new Windows default background image. To some it may look like a computer generated graphic, but in fact it's a photograph. And…

The Most Beautiful Still Life Photography On Instagram?

These still life photographs are absolutely beautiful.
By William Sawalich
You've heard about smartphone photography. But what about art phone photography? That's the term I'm giving to work that really transcends the lowly bounds of the device that was used to make it. And this work by Russian photographer Alya Galinovskaya is truly transcendental. Galinovskaya is the artist behind the…
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