The Earth At Night

Here's a pretty pretty beautiful image of the earth, not only because it animates the planet's rotation, but because it's comprised of images of our earth at night. It comes from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, via the Pixiq photo blog. The animation was made of images captured over 22 days in the spring and fall of 2012. The satellite had to make 312 orbits to capture 2.5 terabytes of data, which provided a perfectly clear image of every last little bit of the Earth's surface. It's a beautifully subtle image of dark tones punctuated by occasional bursts of map-defining electric light. Simply gorgeous.

http://www.pixiq.com/article/earth-at-night-from-space-the-big-picture#3GyKVGST0dBIK1ca.99
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Here's a pretty pretty beautiful image of the earth, not only because it animates the planet's rotation, but because it's comprised of images of our earth at night. It comes from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, via the Pixiq photo blog. The animation was made of images captured over…

New Year's Resolutions For Photographers

This new year is still young, and so I think it's fitting to consider your most important new years resolutions for 2013. Not the personal kind, like exercise more and eat less, but the photographic kind—like pushing your creative boundaries to become a better photographer. Tremendous outdoor photographer, blogger and educator Ian Plant has published a list of his personal Top 5 New Year's resolutions for photographers on the OP blog. It's a good place to start when looking for a little bit of creative guidance to get this year off to a great start. 

http://www.outdoorphotographer.com/blog/ian-plant/2013/01/top-5-new-year%E2%80%99s-resolutions-for-photographers.html
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This new year is still young, and so I think it's fitting to consider your most important new years resolutions for 2013. Not the personal kind, like exercise more and eat less, but the photographic kind—like pushing your creative boundaries to become a better photographer. Tremendous outdoor photographer, blogger and…

Best Landscape Advice Of The Year

The Digital Photography School blog frequently has helpful posts for photographers looking to improve their landscape photography. That was certainly the case in 2012, and just the other day DPS recapped its top ten best landscape photography tutorials from last year. The list includes tips for better all around landscapes, as well as specifics such as shooting seascapes, long exposures, and making high-dynamic range sunset images. If you're interested in making better landscape photos in 2013, start with this list of the best landscape tutorials of 2012.

http://digital-photography-school.com/what-everybody-ought-to-know-about-landscape-photography
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The Digital Photography School blog frequently has helpful posts for photographers looking to improve their landscape photography. That was certainly the case in 2012, and just the other day DPS recapped its top ten best landscape photography tutorials from last year. The list includes tips for better all around landscapes,…

New Year, New Metadata

While the new year is still young and you're kicking around the idea of some photography-related new year's resolutions, consider this little tip: update your metadata presets in Photoshop and Lightroom to show 2013 as your copyright year. I did it just the other day (at the same time I updated my catalogs and archived the last remaining bits of 2012). If you're up to speed on Metadata, this serves as a simple reminder. But if you're not yet a convert to the importance of digitally embedding your name, contact information and copyright in your digital image files... Well, you've got the perfect resolution right there to start off the new year. Get your metadata and copyright houses in order in 2013—a great goal for any photographer.

http://www.pixiq.com/article/lrtip-update-your-metadata-preset
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While the new year is still young and you're kicking around the idea of some photography-related new year's resolutions, consider this little tip: update your metadata presets in Photoshop and Lightroom to show 2013 as your copyright year. I did it just the other day (at the same time I…

The Making Of Epochs

Sean Goebel created the beautiful time lapse video piece called Epochs, created over the course of a year in various locations at various times of day and night. And while the result is phenomenal, the lesson is even better: because Goebel used largely borrowed professional gear and homemade motion tracking equipment, he proves that inspiration and creativity trump budget almost every time. And the great blog DIY Photography has redeemed themselves (remember the iPhone ringlight? Oh my!) with a great behind the scenes story full of useful information about how Goebel made his triumphant Epochs video. If you're interested in making your own time lapses, it's a must-read.

http://www.diyphotography.net/the-amazing-epochs-timelapse-with-super-detailed-how-it-was-created
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Sean Goebel created the beautiful time lapse video piece called Epochs, created over the course of a year in various locations at various times of day and night. And while the result is phenomenal, the lesson is even better: because Goebel used largely borrowed professional gear and homemade motion tracking…

Ilford's Film Expansion

It's refreshing to see a traditional darkroom business expanding. While the biggest name in photography for generations, Kodak, is downsizing and selling off all sorts of traditional photo businesses as part of a total restructuring, the company that stood in Kodak's black and white shadow for many years—Ilford—seems to be expanding in the darkroom market. Harman Technology, Ilford's parent company, has invested half a million dollars in building its own factory to produce 35mm film cassettes. Remember them? If not, that's part of the overall issue at work here. While this may not signal any particular resurgence in the use of 35mm film, at least it demonstrates that the company is investing (modestly, but still) in ensuring that 35mm film will remain available for the foreseeable future.

http://www.ilfordphoto.com/pressroom/article.asp?n=155

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It's refreshing to see a traditional darkroom business expanding. While the biggest name in photography for generations, Kodak, is downsizing and selling off all sorts of traditional photo businesses as part of a total restructuring, the company that stood in Kodak's black and white shadow for many years—Ilford—seems to be…
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