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Field Test: Sony A7R l Brian Smith Pictures

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Six months ago a group of my fellow editorial portrait photographers were emailing each other about what wanted in their dream compact interchangeable lens camera:

“Digital Contax G2 / Minolta CLE”
“I’d like interchangeable lenses”
“Uses my old Leica M glass”
“Full Frame”
“Built-in EVF with live view when shooting video”
“RX1 gets close”

Sony’s newly announced A7R and A7 are the lightest interchangeable lens cameras ever made. They should really hit a sweet spot photographers have been craving...


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Me and Mortensen Photography with the Master

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When I was seventeen and photography was a lot younger I would sometimes see pictures of by a man named William Mortensen in the photography magazines I read. There was nothing else like them…nothing. They looked like paintings but not, and they were like illustrations but not and they were beautiful but made in a way I couldn’t begin to comprehend. I loved them.


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"After a while they disappeared from the publications and I forgot about them but I guess not really because when  I saw one again fifty years later, the surge of emotion that came with recognition took me totally by surprise. I loved them again as strongly as I had as a teenager. I was able to learn, the internet told me parts of the Mortenson’s story , his successes, his fights with Ansel Adams in Camera Craft magazine, his disappearance from photographic history at the hands of Adams and Beaumont Newhall and now  a slow reemergence of him and his work as books were written and his work was republished."


This is quite interesting, photographic history should not erase parts of itself. No one should do it just because they find it "not worthy" of being shown. But then good work emerges from the dungeons to be appreciated by all of us again.

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MIT photography course materials freely available online

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Independent learners and photo course leaders are invited to take advantage of a range of educational materials prepared by professors at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Via the institute’s Open Course Ware (OCW) program, selected reference materials, syllabus structure and lesson plan guidance is published and free to download so that motivated individuals can teach themselves.

Currently materials from twelve courses are available to the public, including ‘Photography and Truth’, ‘Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: Still Images of a World in Motion’, 'Sensing Place: Photography as Inquiry and Introduction to Photography'.

Two further courses, ‘Strobe Project Laboratory’ and ‘Computational Camera and Photography’ have been prepared and will be added to the list shortly.

Luke Freedman Phelan, a department liaison for OCW, told DPReview "MIT launched OCW in 2002, and since that time we have published material from over 2200 MIT courses. All our content is freely accessible and made available under a Creative Commons license. We average close to 3 million unique visitors per month. OCW is a publisher of course materials, but you cannot receive credit, a degree, or certificate upon completion of OCW materials. Similarly, OCW has no registration or enrollment option, and we do not provide interaction or direct contact with MIT faculty, staff, or students."

The amount of material made available for each course varies, but most include reading lists, lesson guidance, assignments and projects, as well as an explanation of what students should hope to achieve by doing the course. Others include exam questions, video lectures and galleries of images taken by students who completed the course at MIT.

To see the list of photography courses go to the course selection page.


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Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R review | Amateur Photographer

Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R review | Amateur Photographer | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
Damien Demolder tests Fujifilm’s new wide-aperture portrait lens for the X series – a lens with a focal length that emulates the legendary 85mm


Verdict:The Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R is an interesting lens and Fuji is sure to do well with it. It is an important focal length for establishing oneself as a serious camera brand, because it is one that ‘serious' photographers will want to use - and it has the kind of gaping wide aperture that gets attention and people talking......
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The Sony A6000 Digital Camera Review. Sony steps it up again! by Steve Huff | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

The Sony A6000 Digital Camera Review. Sony steps it up again! by Steve Huff | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
The Sony A6000 Digital Camera Review by Steve Huff Sony is back once again with a camera that may appear to be just like the previous NEX-6 but takes it

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Many New Sony E-Mount Lenses Coming Soon!

Many New Sony E-Mount Lenses Coming Soon! | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
Very exciting Sony Rumor saying more e-mount lenses coming in September at the Photokina show!

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Juxtapoz Magazine - Klause Kampert's Water Erotica

Juxtapoz Magazine - Klause Kampert's Water Erotica | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
� Based in Dusseldorf, Germany, photographer Klause Kampert's series "Water Creatures" approaches the female body as a fluid extens...

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Does Gear Really Matter? 30 Mind-Blowing Images Taken With Entry-Level Gear

Does Gear Really Matter? 30 Mind-Blowing Images Taken With Entry-Level Gear | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
When someone tells a photographer that “their camera must be really good,” chances are the photographer will respond with an eye roll. The debate surrounding gear verses skill in the photography world is a tired albeit consistent discussion. Let’s not kid ourselves, gear does in fact matter....

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Dreams and Mysteries (14 photos)

Dreams and Mysteries (14 photos) | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
Julie de Waroquier is a gifted photographer based in Lyon, France. Her area of expertise resides in the conceptual, in life portraits, and in the surreal. Within her photographs, there is a tie between the mysterious and the intriguing. "I try to make reality look surreal in my pictures," says Waroquier. "I prefer showing the world as it could be rather than as it is. Photographers such as Tim Walker inspire me a lot in this dreamlike pursuit."Be they realistic or surreal, I try to give all of my shots a poetic and conceptual dimension; I want to create new worlds that may surprise the people who observe them. I try to catch people's universal dreams."Julie de Waroquier

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wedding photographer; based on the Atherton Tableland capturing you life and special memories

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Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary

Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it

Photographer and educator Eliot Dudik has created a remarkable exhibition, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary, that launches the new photography program in the Department of Art & Art History at the College of William & Mary. 


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Great work Eliot Dudik, a great way to celebrate photography.


"Photography at the College of William and Mary is not solely a technology; it is a vehicle of visual expression with a history of nearly two centuries. Our approach to it will therefore embrace its newest potentials and also grow out of its history, its historical techniques and processes, and its historical achievements, to integrate contemporary and future practices of photographic art at a deep level into William and Mary’s liberal arts tradition. This is what it means to call photography a new way, our newest way, of engaging humanistic thought."

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Street Flutists - Street Musicians, 1852

Street Flutists - Street Musicians, 1852 | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
Street Flutists
Street Musicians
Unidentified
ca. 1852
stereo daguerreotype with applied color
Each Image: 6.8 x 5.8 cm
Overall: 8.7 x 16.8 cm
National Origin: France

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All Thumbs: The Lensmate Thumbrest for Fujifilm X100s | The Palinode

All Thumbs: The Lensmate Thumbrest for Fujifilm X100s | The Palinode | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it

Sometimes it's the little things that count? Like the absent-minded touch of a loved one, or a stray beam of sun slipping through thick cloud and illuminating your child as she plays in the park (which is great, because you lost that kid years ago). Or this: It's my new Lensmate thumbrest and I love it so......

 


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Crop or Crap? Zack Arias Tackles The Question Of Full Frame vs Crop Sensors | SLR Lounge

Crop or Crap? Zack Arias Tackles The Question Of Full Frame vs Crop Sensors | SLR Lounge | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it

Zack Arias is one of the biggest names in photography education of recent years. He built his name on the idea that a photographer can use one light to create stunning images. Today, I am sharing a recent video Zack did tackling the age old (haha, not really) question of Full Frame Sensors vs APS-C Sensors. “I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always championed full frame sensors.” Zack states in the description of his video, “At the end of the day, full frame sensors beat APS sized and smaller sensors.” .......


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Full frame is better........ but how much better than the fuji's does it have to get?  I am considering the Sony A7 for adapted lenses but there's that Fuji something that I just love. Maybe with the LR Fuji raw presets..........

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Innes National Park South Australia

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This Easter we went down to visit some relatives that are Park Rangers and happen to be at Innes at the moment. Innes is a fairly small park nestled at the end of the York Peninsular SA. If you look at a map of Australia look at the bottom middle and you will see some peninsulas 1 of witch looks like a leg and foot, well Innes would be the big toe on the foot. There have been a lot of ship wrecks in this area most occurred on the islands but 1 or 2 happened on the peninsular itself. following

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Sony Alpha A7s Sample Photos - Initial Impression and Forum Updates | SonyAlphaLab.com

Sony Alpha A7s Sample Photos - Initial Impression and Forum Updates | SonyAlphaLab.com | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
I've had the Sony Alpha A7s for about two weeks or so now, and I took a lot of sample photos so far using the FE 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss Lens and the Canon EF 135mm f/2 L Lens via the Metabones III Lens Adapter ;) Talk about killer High ISO performance? Incredible is really the word for it and when you can just Willy nilly use ISO 20000 or even 100,000 and still get usable results, the times have officially changed. Yeah, the A7s is a game changer in the High ISO department by a significant margin.You can now hand hold with very little light in the room, and this has never been possible before at a reasonable price. Using my older Sony Nex-6 as a base-line, the High ISO performance has not really improved beyond that and it's been pretty much the same performance on the top end at around ISO 25,600. The lower resolution A7s sensor (12mp) is much better than my A7r 36mp monster as far as high ISO is concerned and dynamic range. The raw files have more highlight and shadow information from what

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Cairns weddings, Gold Coast wedding photography, Palm Cove weddings, Weddings Port Douglas,weddings. http://t.co/GwMEMI7Ips
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Beautiful Photo Narratives Produced with the Wet Collodion Process

Beautiful Photo Narratives Produced with the Wet Collodion Process | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
Self-taught photographer Alex Timmermans has been practicing photography his entire life. Over the course of his career, tons of digital equipment has become readily available. However, the artist finds that he prefers working in traditional photographic techniques—particularly the wet collodion process. Through this approach to photography, Timmermans produces portraits and fine art photographs filled with strange and surreal elements that suggest a variety of interesting narratives.
The Dutch photographer enjoys the very traditional and purposeful approach to photography. It can take a full hour to produce a single composition and there are many uncontrollable elements, including slight differences in chemicals or changing weather, that can result in unexpected surprises. "Seeing a picture changing in the fixer bath—from a negative to a positive—is a magic spectacle which makes it worthwhile to spend so much time and energy on it," explains Timmermans.
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Recent Entries for the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Recent Entries for the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest | Michael Petersen photography | Scoop.it
As the deadline nears for the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, more and more outstanding entries are being submitted every day. Photographers from around the globe are sharing their most remarkable travel moments and adventurous spirit as seen through the eye of their camera lenses.
Since March, we have been sharing with you the many spectacular moments that will certainly make choosing a winner a tough feat for the contest judges. Here, we offer some of the more recent entries which invite viewers to journey to the island of Hawaii, to venture into the wineries of South Australia, to enjoy a magical sunset in San Francisco, and much, much more.
It's not too late to submit the best of your own travel experiences! The contest is accepting entries until June 30 and the grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. 
Above: Divine Makeover Location: Kaveripattinam, Tamilnadu, India
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