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This Is Why Your Photographer Never Sends All The Shots

This Is Why Your Photographer Never Sends All The Shots | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
This Is Why Your Photographer Never Sends All The Shots Photographers usually hear this question often, “Can you send me all the photos from the shoot?” The answer is no and the client may feel...

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I don't know about you, but this photo works for me.

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Stéphane Sayeb's curator insight, February 8, 2013 1:07 PM

ça c'est bien vrai !

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I hope this shuts-up those, "why don't you just slap'em pics on a cd and make us a cheaper deal" dumb non-client kindah funny bunnies out there!!!

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Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends'

Mark Duplass: 'There's no excuse not to make films on weekends with friends' | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
One half of the Duplass brothers used his SXSW keynote speech to promote grassroots film-making and offer a how-to for underground directors
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Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them | Digital Camera World

Metering mode cheat sheet: how they work and when to use them | Digital Camera World | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Our latest photography cheat sheet breaks down what metering mode to use and when. Drag and drop to your desktop to save for reference.
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Hey, there's a new one in there but I can't decide whether it's "Partial metering" or "Centre-Weighted average metering?"

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The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Reviews of more than 25 of the most popular photo competitions worldwide.
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What is your view of these contests?

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A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop

A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with Photoshop | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
A Practical Guide to Creating Superresolution Photos with
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The Question is: How was able to take picture without knowing this technique?  And...why didn't someone tell me about it sooner :)

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6 Things You Don't Know About Apertures, But Probably Should

6 Things You Don't Know About Apertures, But Probably Should | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
One of the first things that we learn when we start taking photographs seriously is that ‘aperture’, the size of the hole in the lens through which light p
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Couple of things in here's a new one for me:

3. Diffraction


"While closing down the diaphragm to create a smaller aperture increases depth of field it also increases the impact of diffraction which softens the image.

Diffraction is the bending of light rays as they pass over the edge of the aperture blades.

These rays don’t converge on the sensor surface and consequently they give a soft image.

The smaller the aperture, the fewer the number of light rays passing through and the greater the proportion of rays being bent.

As a general rule, it’s advisable to not close down a lens aperture to the smallest value available."

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vol.1 What do designers think, and how do they create lenses? | Philosophy | NIKKOR.com

vol.1 What do designers think, and how do they create lenses? | Philosophy | NIKKOR.com | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
NIKKOR is a lens brand for cameras that symbolizes the spirit of Nikon. It is “instrument of light” brand where advanced engineering technology and traditional lens craftsmanship are combined at the highest level. It is the very existence that has always been continuing to push the boundaries of imaging possibility, ever since the early days of camera until today and on to the future.
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More than a fair amount of self-promotion in here, but if you can get past that there are some pearls.


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One of the most difficult aspects of lens design is the fact that for every stop (f/number) lens speed increases, aberration that degrades the image triples. Increasing lens speed from f/4 to f/2, for example, makes achieving a certain level of performance eight times more difficult. As the cost of the lens cannot be eight times higher, designers must always be considering ways to design such lenses with as little increase in cost and weight as possible. For example, even when the number of lens elements increases, or when aspherical lens elements must be added, designers must still achieve a good balance between lens cost, size, and performance. That is, by simply increasing the speed of a lens, its cost and size also increases. However, as lens speed increases, the types of scenes that can be photographed also increase. Therefore, designers want to take on the challenge fast lenses present.

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Details

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close up details of all my art work. paintings and others for veiwers to
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This is a painting. Wow!

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Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light |Photography|

Kerstin Arnemann : The Power of Lines, Shapes and Light |Photography| | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
In my Architecture Photography I avoid showing the viewer a simple game of patterns and lines, but I try to reach the soul of the structure by using light and shade, tonal values and chiaroscuro to emphasize the appeal of structural forms, like for example in my series Musical Architecture and Shape of Sounds.
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If you can't find it here, you can't find it anywhere. 

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Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson

Book Review: The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
“A bible for photographers” - Clement Cheroux Wow— where do I even begin? I would say that “The Decisive Moment” by Cartier-Bresson is one of the most beautiful photo books I have ever handled— and it is a book that brings me extreme joy and happiness (you can see all the photos from

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Watching, waiting and positioning.

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Kara Woodward's curator insight, February 19, 1:39 PM

Eric Kim does a great review

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Led Light panel kit for photography

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I have been drooling after some nice led panels for a while now, but just can't justify spending a fortune to buy them. 
These LED panel give a nice s...
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Maybe I can actually build this one, not to keen on the housing.


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Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin nanotech lens

Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin nanotech lens | Through the Lens | Scoop.it

 Most lenses are, by definition, curved. After all, they are named for their resemblance to lentils, and a glass lens made flat is just a window with no special powers. But a new type of lens created at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences(SEAS) turns conventional optics on its head.


A major leap forward from a prototype device demonstrated in 2012, it is an ultra-thin, completely flat optical component made of a glass substrate and tiny, light-concentrating silicon antennas. Light shining on it bends instantaneously, rather than gradually, while passing through. The bending effects can be designed in advance, by an algorithm, and fine-tuned to fit almost any purpose.


With this new invention described today in Science, the Harvard research team has overcome an inherent drawback of a wafer-thin lens: light at different wavelengths (i.e., colors) responds to the surface very differently. Until now, this phenomenon has prevented planar optics from being used with broadband light. Now, instead of treating all wavelengths equally, the researchers have devised a flat lens with antennas that compensate for the wavelength differences and produce a consistent effect—for example, deflecting three beams of different colors by the same angle, or focusing those colors on a single spot.


“What this now means is that complicated effects like color correction, which in a conventional optical system would require light to pass through several thick lenses in sequence, can be achieved in one extremely thin, miniaturized device,” said principal investigator Federico Capasso, the Robert L. Wallace Professor of Applied Physics and Vinton Hayes Senior Research Fellow in Electrical Engineering at Harvard SEAS.


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Less glass is good. I'm so excited, I just can't hide it. 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, February 26, 11:38 PM

Groundbreaking research on flat lenses from Harvard University.  According to the press release, the key to this system is a "completely flat optical component made of glass substrate...(and) a flat lens with an antenna that compensates for the wavelength differences and produces a consistent effort."  Perfect color every time thanks to nanotechnology.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
In 1692 an artist known only as "A. Boogert" sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two,
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Not at all surprising, but makes you think.

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9 Camera Shots All Actors Should Know

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Dipping your toe into film and television? Here are nine basic shots types that all on-camera actors should know!
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Film frame composition from the actor's POV. The explanations work equally well for newbies to film-making.

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Jill Greenberg lighting setup and lighting diagram | Lighting For Photo

Jill Greenberg lighting setup and lighting diagram | Lighting For Photo | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
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I realize the the highlights from both sides of the face is de riguer these days, but I'm not sold on it.

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Digication e-Portfolio :: Erin McGinnis :: Compositional Techniques

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Digication e-Portfolio :: Erin McGinnis by Erin Mcginnis at NAEA.
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Forget a classroom in a book, try a classroom on a page.

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Bringing Focus to Your Images: 5 Hr Hands-on Lighting Workshop with Models

Bringing Focus to Your Images: 5 Hr Hands-on Lighting Workshop with Models | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
What's Going to Happen:

Five hours of slides, demos and instruction with live models


Free lunch


Three hours of playing with the demoed lighting instruments and model photography


What's This All About:
I'm a lighting freak which is why I spend so much time on lighting. Lighting along with composition, perspective, DOF, color and posing are all means of focusing the viewer's attention on what pictorial elements are most important to you, the photographer.
We will use live demos with mo
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This is my personal invitation for this Feb 15th workshop. I've always had an aversion to all slide show events so Studio210 and I thought we try something different. We're not just paying lip-service to hands on...

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Seán Duggan: Using Gray Targets for Night Photography

Seán Duggan: Using Gray Targets for Night Photography | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Using a gray target such as the SpyderCUBE or the SpyderCHECKR 24 as a known reference for a neutral gray can be quite useful for correcting white balance
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Worth a shot, what do you think? Is it worth it?

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RØDE STUNS Filmmakers – Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics

RØDE STUNS Filmmakers – Launches Stunning Wireless System, New Shotgun Mics | Through the Lens | Scoop.it

Microphone maker RØDE wowed a wildly cheering audience in a heavily-attended event in San Diego this evening with not one, not two, not three but four new products including the Australian company’s very first dip into the waves of wireless microphones.RØDE launched the amazing new RØDELink wire... http://blog.planet5d.com/2015/01/rode-stuns-filmmakers-launches-stunning-wireless-system-new-shotgun-mics/


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I really hate this sort of inflated copy--when was the last time you were stunned by a product announcement-- but if their products turn out to work and are less expensive, more power to Rode.

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Are You Equipment Obsessed? Do You Get Lens Envy?

Are You Equipment Obsessed?  Do You Get Lens Envy? | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
Can An Obsession with Equipment Get In The Way Of Creative Photography? We live in strangely dualistic times when it comes to photography. On the one hand, more and more people are taking perfectly acceptable pictures with smartphones, and wouldn’t know an aperture blade from a hole in the ground. At the other extreme, enthusiast photographers who want to get technical have never had it so good; full-frame SLRs are falling in price and although their lenses still cost a...

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Well, I don't get lens envy, but I do haul around a lot of "stuff" principally because I use mostly prime lenses.

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MyPhotoSchool's curator insight, January 21, 2:19 AM

If you are looking for a cure, look no further. Take 2 minutes to read this article and find out that technique and gear are a means to an end – i.e. creative pictures – not an end in themselves.

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DIY Boom Pole (The Crappie Boom is one of the best on YouTube) - YouTube

Welcome to the DIY Camera Guy Channel Don't let the name fool you, The Crappie Boom Pole is one of the best quality DIY Boom Pole Projects on YouTube. It is ...
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Hey, this appears to work except it would be nice if you could thread the XLR through the inside of the pipe.

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History Buff, Buy Our Movie: Indie Film Team Tries the Direct Approach

History Buff, Buy Our Movie: Indie Film Team Tries the Direct Approach | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
A new film set in World War II, “Against the Sun,” is marketing itself in a way Hollywood has been slow to embrace: targeted digital sales to narrowly defined purchaser pools.
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"It then became a question of penetrating digital social networks that bind the likeliest buyers..." What do you do with a marketing budget of $2 million plus. 

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Festival Screening Course

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Sunday 1st February 2015 - Places Avalable
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I don't know if there's anything here, but let me know if there's anything to this that's useful.

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Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women – Part I - Digital Photography School

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses to Get You Started with Photographing Women – Part I - Digital Photography School | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
This is the first in a series of Posing Guide posts by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App See below for links to the full series of posing guides including for kids, men, couples, weddings and more. Check out our new Portrait Posing eBook and Portrait Posing Printables for more advice and posing ideas. If you …
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Triangles and body framing. Triangles and body framing.

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Studio 210 Lighting Seminar w. Donald Schwartz | Facebook

Studio 210 Lighting Seminar w. Donald Schwartz | Facebook | Through the Lens | Scoop.it
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Hi:

It's a workshop and shoot with models. Play with lighting instruments after the workshop is over. ds

The lighting instruments:

Westcott Spiderlite TD5 Fixture and softbox

Smith-Victor Flow-110 Dimmable Flouorescent 2-Lamp Bank With Barndoors

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Family
Salton Sea, California

Salton Sea is an amazingly bizarre place. If you…

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Family
Salton Sea, California

Salton Sea is an amazingly bizarre place. If you manage to make abstraction of the surrounding ruins, the factories, the… - Romain Guy – Google+
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I question if I can add any insight to this one other than center frame, lower third.


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"Some travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot. Upon their arrival, the villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the hungry travelers. Then the travelers go to a stream and fill the pot with water, drop a large stone in it, and place it over a fire. One of the villagers becomes curious and asks what they are doing?. The travelers answer that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful, although it still needs a little bit of garnish to improve the flavor, which they are missing. The villager does not mind parting with a few carrots to help them out, so that gets added to the soup. Another villager walks by, inquiring about the pot, and the travelers again mention their stone soup which has not reached its full potential yet. The villager hands them a little bit of seasoning to help them out. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by all." Wikipedia

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