Long Lost Camera Finds Its Way Home

Here is a heartwarming story of the return of a long lost love. Lindsay Scallion went diving in Hawaii back in 2007 when she lost her camera in rough water. She assumed it was lost forever, and it should have been. It was definitely lost, but it turns out it would improbably be found six years later. The camera drifted to the coast of Taiwan, where it was found by an employee of China Airlines. The airline helped track down Lindsay and return her camera to her, from which she was able to retrieve the still functioning memory card and view her photos from her trip. Read about it and see a few pictures at http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/03/26/camera-lost-in-ocean-reunited-with-owner.
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Here is a heartwarming story of the return of a long lost love. Lindsay Scallion went diving in Hawaii back in 2007 when she lost her camera in rough water. She assumed it was lost forever, and it should have been. It was definitely lost, but it turns out it…

Nik Software Suite Deeply Discounted

Last fall Google bought Nik software and promptly pulled support for the desktop version of Nik's popular Snapseed editing software. That got folks talking, and worrying, that maybe Google was going to turn the Nik suite of photography plugins into something impractical for serious desktop post-processing work. So last week when the company announced the Nik Collection by Google, a whole lot of photographers breathed a collective sigh of relief. Then they gasped and said, "Check out that new low price!" So now for one low payment of $149, one can purchase the entire suite of Nik software plugins—plugins that together cost more than $500 around this time last year. Read all about it at the DPReview Connect blog. 

http://connect.dpreview.com/post/4452357456/google-nik-software-plugins
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Last fall Google bought Nik software and promptly pulled support for the desktop version of Nik's popular Snapseed editing software. That got folks talking, and worrying, that maybe Google was going to turn the Nik suite of photography plugins into something impractical for serious desktop post-processing work. So last week…

The Decline Of Analog Photography, In Pictures

Prepare yourself for a bit of photographic depression, or a least for a seriously wistful moment remembering a recently bygone era. It's the long lost era of film photography, which vanished right before our eyes in a matter of just a few years. The last few, in fact, which saw everything from Polaroid's shuttering to the bankruptcy and reorganization of Kodak into a company that no longer manufactures much in the way of the traditional photographic supplies that made it a corporate superpower for most of the 20th century. It's baffling to me, and I'm not some old timer who doesn't know his way around a computer. I am, however, old enough to remember learning photography in a darkened room. So it is likely that I am the ideal target market for photographer Robert Burley's new book, "The Disappearance of Darkness: Photography at the end of the analog era." It's a beautiful book filled with painful photographs of soon-to-be obsolete photo studios, labs and darkrooms. It's a must see for any "old school" photographer, or for any young bucks who might have an interest in what making pictures used to look like.

http://www.featureshoot.com/2013/03/the-decline-of-analog-photography-seen-through-pictures
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Prepare yourself for a bit of photographic depression, or a least for a seriously wistful moment remembering a recently bygone era. It's the long lost era of film photography, which vanished right before our eyes in a matter of just a few years. The last few, in fact, which saw…

Learn The Intricacies Of Time Lapse Photography

Do you marvel when you see a particularly successful time lapse video? I do. And I think it's astounding how these compilations of hundreds or thousands of still images accomplish something that neither straight photography nor strait videography can. Namely, it's a wonderful way of showing change over time, and that's something equal parts informative and beautiful. Admire them as I do, I've never really experimented with making my own time lapses. Sure, I get the basics—shoot lots of photos and compile them together—but that's about where it ends for me. Thankfully, for the very meager sum of only $5, I can now download Dave Delnea's ebook, "Time Lapse: An introduction to still photographs in motion." This looks to be a definitive guide for photographers who, like me, know they want to give time lapse a try but simply haven't got an idea where to start. Consider it a solid foundation for your time lapse education. Read more and download the ebook via the Pixiq blog.

http://www.pixiq.com/article/timelapse-photographs-in-motion
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Do you marvel when you see a particularly successful time lapse video? I do. And I think it's astounding how these compilations of hundreds or thousands of still images accomplish something that neither straight photography nor strait videography can. Namely, it's a wonderful way of showing change over time, and…

Behind The Scenes With An Animal Photographer

I love the work of photographer Sharon Montrose, and I'd love to have her job, too. She's a tremendously talented photographer (full disclosure: she's a friend of a friend, but I promise that's not why I love her work. It's just why I'm aware of it.) who has made a name for herself photographing animals in her L.A. studio. And more recently, she's made her whole career photographing them to sell prints via her web site, The Animal Print Shop. For a glimpse at her work, and an interesting look behind the scenes of her process (on a day when she has what appears to be a baby llama in her studio), check out this great little story at the Cup of Jo blog.

http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/2013/03/q-with-animal-photographer-sharon.html
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I love the work of photographer Sharon Montrose, and I'd love to have her job, too. She's a tremendously talented photographer (full disclosure: she's a friend of a friend, but I promise that's not why I love her work. It's just why I'm aware of it.) who has made a…

The Problem With Pulling Stills From Video

This great DSLR video tutorial from The Slanted Lens touches on a topic that's always been possible, but as video image quality improves it's sure to become an increasingly popular request. It's about pulling still images from videos—which is a great idea in theory, but this video explains why in practice it's not as useful as you might think. More than that, though, I think this video serves as a great primer about video shutter speeds, how they affect motion, and how that affects the finished look of a video—or a still photo. It all makes perfect sense, when you think about it: slow shutter speeds plus moving subjects create blur. And while blur is usually not helpful in stills, it's often necessary to convey motion in video. A great tutorial, and a great explanation, all rolled into one.

http://fstoppers.com/the-pros-and-cons-of-pulling-images-from-video
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This great DSLR video tutorial from The Slanted Lens touches on a topic that's always been possible, but as video image quality improves it's sure to become an increasingly popular request. It's about pulling still images from videos—which is a great idea in theory, but this video explains why in…
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