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SXSW 2014: First you have to get the gear there!

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

My favorite way to travel gear is ThinkTank Airport International. Period. On this trip, there was a possible video assignment, so I added an Urban Disguise, with a Canon XF100 video camera already built (mic,light,batt,media cards) and ready to go with a wireless lav set-up in the side pouch, and other misc. goodies. yes, I […]

Adobe Lightroom Launches on iPad – Is it ready for takeoff?

Monday, April 7th, 2014

It’s part of the new Holy Grail: How can I work with my images on my faster, stronger, better iPad. I spent hours at the Apple store trying to figure this out. All the apps, all of the dongles, all of the workarounds to maintain a similar workflow with an iPad were possible but clunky. […]

SXSW 2014 – Austin’s Cultural Festival did it again!

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

A combination of Interactive, Film and Music make the SXSW Festival in Austin the best blend of pop culture events you can attend in a ten day period. When you arrive they give you 3 muslin bags with designs signifying each portion of the festival and a guidebook for each. Welcome to Austin! What does […]

Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Nikon continues developing its Nikon 1 Series of mirrorless cameras, with the addition of the V3. Sporting a 12,800 ISO at the top end, 20 frames per second, a new hyper auto-focus, and full 1080/60p HD video functionality, this cold be the only camera your family may need. The all important wi-fi is now built-in, […]

Nikon & Black Rapid enter into a partnership w/ 2 New Straps

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

It’s not often that Nikon partners up. With the wide acceptance of the Black Rapid strap as the gear of choice for a lot of workers,now you can show your yellow and black colors proudly, while saving your neck and shoulders. These new designs will fit the Heavier DSLRS as well as a modified version […]

Handy Photo Editing App: Finger Tip Controls and only $2!

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

What can you get for $2. today? A music video? A small cuppa coffee? A Lottery ticket? How about a pretty dang robust photo editor for your mobile device? I just got a hold of Handy Photo, and as I’m always on the lookout for cool new photo app, this one hit so many marks […]

Morrison Hotel Gallery : All you Need Is Love..and $700.

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

50 years ago, Beatlemania hit the US shores like a tsunami. From the first playing of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” on the local radio stations, to the epic performances on the Ed Sullivan Show, no other music group changed the way we did so many things. Not Elvis, Not Sinatra. And the fascination […]

This is not an empty shell

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

( This article was first posted in 2008. Updated,it still feels the same.) Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Rene Magritte, below Nothing like that. Well, maybe a little borrowed concept for the sake of this post. Instead it’s a bit of memory that has […]

Nikon D4s Flagship gets a long awaited update with 409,600 ISO!!

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Today, Nikon announces the coming of the new D4s, the professionals choice for years, and gets an update. Oh yeah, that 409,600 ISO is not a misprint. Not the biggest secret out there. It was due. But make no mistake: this is a camera for the pros. This is the top of the line Nikon […]

MOMA’s New Chief Curator of Photography Freshens Tradition

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

MOMA is long known for having a love affair with photography, and maintaining one of the most sophisticated palettes, while evolving and promoting the new talent. And now,Quentin Bajac, MOMA’s new chief curator of photography, has a chance to show a fresh vision in curation in one of the temples of photography. A World of […]

Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

How many times have you marveled at the full moon on a clear night, swore you’d get that shot that would have rivaled Melies in personality, and NASA in clarity? You pull out your longest lens (300mm?), get the tripod set, aim and shoot. OK, you change exposure and shoot again. In post you intend […]

Profoto Collapsible Reflectors: Buy your gear one time. Invest in the best.

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

If you know what to use collapsible reflectors for, you may already own at least one. It’s probably a White on one side, Silver on the other, circular, and has a wrist twist to fold it into itself and put away in a circular pouch. Profoto has come out with a line of reflectors that […]

Nikon D3300 and 35mm 1.8 lens Start Off The New Year

Monday, January 6th, 2014

On the heels of the D3200, Nikon has made some upgrades on this popular entry level DSLR that add to a great value package. On a topline, you get ISO range of up to 25,600, a sweet compact size, and the new EXSPEED 4 processor. Oh, right 24.2 megapixels to make full use of the […]

Sony Puts 4K in the Consumers Hand

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Are you ready to start using a video camera dedicated to shooting video? This could be the unit you’ve been waiting for.

This Holiday Season, Remember What You Can Do to Add to the Joy

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Arguably one of the finest scenes in Mad Men, this explanation of the Kodak Carousel could not be infused with more emotion, relate-able imagery, and a marketing pitch so powerful, even one of Don Drapers own team couldn’t stay in the room without exposing his tears.

Autographer: Documenting your POV life

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

“There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed.” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney Earlier this year we first heard of the Autographer, a camera initially designed for Alzheimer patients. The camera, about half the size of a pack of gum, would be worn by a clip on or a lanyard […]

Fred Bonilla : Sharing Your Photo Skills

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Acts Of Photographic Charity 2013 by Fred Bonilla The number one hardcover non-fiction book on the New York Times’ best sellers list the last week of October was not written by well known authors like Doris Kearns Goodwin or Bill O’Reilly. Instead, it was photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New YorkA photo book? Hell, yeah! […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guides wrap it up with #5: The Little Things

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

And the top item on the list is the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 What is it? A very cool shutter release unit that is specific to your camera. Make sure you order the right set for your camera! Trigger your camera by smartphone using the free, downloadable app. Here are the different modes: Timelapse Mode,TimeWarp™ […]

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Software Standards

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Best Software for the Serious Photographer I love Adobe. This is a company dedicated to the image. That’s it, that’s all.  And they listen to the users and build software to serve them best.

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide: Part #3 -What’s on the Bookshelf?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Let’s look at what the photo book world brought out this year. We’re going to go a little light, here, and throw in some classics. Between the covers First of all, a book I just picked up is the Holy Bible. Not what you’re thinking. This beautiful tome, sold out in the UK before it […]

The Places to Shop: Where do you buy all of this stuff???

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

OK, I’m gonna take a short breath, and talk for a moment about the places to shop. Before I go into the gear stores, lets talk about the places that celebrate the still image on a regular basis. Like ICP (International Center of Photography) . With a triple threat, AAA, exhibition hanging on the walls at […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 2! a bit of an iGift Guide

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

(Fast note: Sodacase, listed below is doing a 50% off sale this week!) Chase Jarvis talks about the” best camera is the one that’s with you” And today, that would be your smartphone. You shoot, you post, it’s shared. But now you can dress it up, give it protection and add Apps that gives it […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 1

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Once again, we have put together a list of photo goodies you may want to give, or most likely get this holiday season. It’s a big one, so we’re doing it in parts. We’ll make sure to hit all of the price ranges and hopefully interests. All products have been assessed as best possible by […]

It’s a small community: Nick Ut on Hollywood Blvd

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Always have your camera with you. Seriously. Yes, my smartphone is fine, shares fast, and is in my pocket. On the street these days, I’m carrying a Sony NEX6 with a 16mm lens. After a lunch meeting at the Chinese Theater with an old buddy, who is getting ready to shoot? Pulitzer prize winning photographer […]

Wary of Subscription Based Software? Adobe makes it easier to swallow

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

  Adobe initially launched the Photoshop Photography Program in September to support the needs and workflow of photographers who use CS3 or later. Now, for a limited time, Adobe it is extending this offer to all photographers for $9.99/month as an annual subscription – valid from Nov. 20 (9:00 a.m. PST) through Dec. 2, 2013 […]

Real World Review : Rogue SoftBox for Speedlights

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

The bain of every photographer using speedlights is the rather ugly, harsh light blasting out of the end of them. It needs to be tamed, shaped, many times softened so that your subjects are treated with respect, and beautiful, flattering light. It’s a quest we’ve all been on. Last week I shot an assignment for […]

A cool look at the Nikon Df from Canada, eh!

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

You know, when one of our compadres make a  good video, you have share. Up in Calgary,Canada, there’s snow on the ground but that doesn’t stop Chris Nicholls from walking around and showing of the mew Nikon Df

Look ma, no hands! Profoto B1 changes the lighting game

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Maybe it was the proliferation of speedlight modifiers. Maybe it was the entire wireless control feature of our lives and electronics becoming ubiquitous. Or maybe it was just that photographers needed a high quality, battery powered, lighting system that had TTL and no wires? Heck Speedlight king like Joe McNally has been living life like […]

A classic look gets high octane under the hood: Nikon intros the DF

Monday, November 4th, 2013

it’s been teased, it’s been rumored. And earlier today, it may have leaked out a bit. Multiple commercials have spoke to the heritage and classic lines of Nikon. Today, they have introduced the Nikon DF – looks like the classic F but has the guts and sensor of the D4. Now the D4 is a […]

Sony shows off the Full Frame Mirrorless Alpha 7 & 7r

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

It was the gorilla in the room. On the PhotoPlus Expo show floor, the buzz was all about the new Sony full frame mirrorless cameras. Enter the Alpha 7, and Alpha 7R Unrelenting in their development of product to secure solid footing in the #3 slot of camera manufacturers, the next move up may be […]

Cotton Carrier straps it on , and hands you a comfortable grip

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Sometimes I have a need for a certain device that will help in the way I’m shooting. Living in  a large city, to get the shots you want, you need to be camera ready. I’m talking about camera in hand. Yes, I’ve done the wrap around the hand camera strap maneuver. The Black Rapid is […]

Best of Show PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Light em up!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I walked the lines. pushed , prodded, was explained to, attached, and did visual drive bys. Something had to jump out as the item with purpose, use of tech, design, unique properties. It was not till day 3 of PhotoPlus Expo did it jump out at me, and almost made my wallet jump out with […]

Controling your destiny with Triggertrap now….and in May

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Have you backed much on Kickstarter? I have. Sometimes, it’s uber cool stuff that actually gets made, many times they are late, but as long as they deliver. These folks at TriggerTrap came through. Big time. And they continued to develop till they had an even more affordable camera controller, using , yes, an APP […]

While the gear was going on, the Lucies were getting ready..

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

We found our best of show product and will be posting details shortly. But it was time for a break to look at the people who use the gear to the best advantage. For the 11th year, the Lucie awards, feted the best in the world in the world of photography. The masters and the […]

A 30th Anniversary Bash..And one more day to go! PPE 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

With Instax cameras supplied by Fuji the party got started! Yep, 30th Anniversary of PhotoPlus Expo took a new inclusive tact this year: No extra fee, no traveling, simple vittles but lots and lots of schmoozing. The friends you hadn’t seen, and some yo hadn’t spent enough time with, were at the large hall at […]

We’re walking the floor at PhotoPlus Expo 2013, Eye Wide Open

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

That’s the goods news. A wee bit smaller this year, but the floor still seems packed. I’m shooting videos all day, and will be editing them after the show. Need some sleep, sometime. Anyway, digging for the gold nugget. Looking for that special gleaming new thing that blows the rest away. It’ll be there, and rise […]

The Test Drive – PPE / slid into Panasonic/Flixel Image

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Right after the future talk, we were all treated to a select group of products for a variety of manufacturers. The folks who brought you Triggertrap, have another kickstarter project with some sweet extra features:

Don’t worry, they’re working all night to be ready for you! PPE 2013 Opens 10/24/13

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

When I picked up my press credentials, this was the scene: And the we had the tech experts from the major camera companies, giving us a view into the future, which Scott Kelby promptly shifted into a full up ” change the whole game” discussion, where instead of bigger, better ,faster, it went to things […]

24.2 mp, built-in wi-fi, on board geotagging, the new Nikon 5300 brings it home for a right price

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Right before PhotoPlus EXPO the big guns continue to bring new product to the market place. This new Nikon 5300 seems to take on a lot of attributes from it’s bigger full frame sibling, with massive 24.2 MP, Nikon’s famous 39 point AF system, and advanced scene recognition system.

Hot App, Coming Through! PhotoPlus Expo is Fast Approaching!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

For years we have been attending the best photographic trade fair in the world: PHOTOPLUS EXPO! If you want to see the latest gear, put your hands on it, and shoot away. Come Here. If you want to hear form the masters in the business. Come Here If you want to hang with your fellow photogs […]

Baby steps, but a pretty sweet bundle: Nikon intros the D610

Monday, October 7th, 2013

When Nikon introduced the D600, it seemed to all of us as a perfect second camera, or replacement for the D700, one of the most successful cameras in their history. FX, 100% Viewfinder, dual SD cards, silent shutter modes, smaller, LESS EXPENSIVE. All of the things we wee waiting for. But there was a fly […]

Bill Eppridge: In passing

Friday, October 4th, 2013

We lost another one of the great photojournalists: Bill Eppridge – 1938-2013 Here is a remembrance of him by frequent contributor, Fred Bonilla. It was June 1968 and the cover page of a Life magazine brought home by my father literally changed my life. The magazine was a commemorative edition honoring Robert F. Kennedy after […]

LED lights are flooding the market: LEDZ simplifies the design!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Years ago, Litepanels came on the scene with rheostats,cool to the touch, color balanced lights. Battery or AC, a whole new world of lighting opened up.Pricey, but delivered. Output was the big issue. If you moved too far away from the source, the dropoff was dramatic. I was happy to move away from the hot […]

SanDisk brings compact wi-fi media center/Indie shows Shutterball remote for iPhone

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Tis the season- new technology is starting to get released. Not all is at market yet, but I’m seeing some of the preview designs. You’re gonna like what you see. Last night was another Press Preview in NYC, and it was a good one. Here are just 2 items that caught our eye: Lot’s more […]

Mirrorless is the trend, & Nikon leaps ahead with waterproofing

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Today, Nikon Inc. announced the world’s first waterproof, shockproof interchangeable lens camera1, the Nikon 1 AW1. Say, did you see that flash on top of the camera? Yep, WATERPROOF!!! We are seeing every camera manufacturer make a strong move to the mirrorless camera, with interchangeable lenses. Nikons entry, the 1 series, has already gone through […]

Time to update Lightroom! More Cam Support & a new Smoothness Tool

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Adobe also released Lightroom 5.2, the first major update to the newer version of the image editing and cataloging software. There was no Lightroom 5.1 because of timing complications involving the release of Lightroom and Photoshop, which share the same engine for processing raw-format photos. Lightroom 5.2 adds a new editing tool, a slider called […]

The Software you use everyday got a bit better : LR5

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Its kinda like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, checking your email. Just a natural part of every day. I’m talking about using Adobe Lightroom, now in V.5 There are so many pre-sets available that whenever I upload even the simplest images, like iPhone,I know where it’ll go and how I can retrieve it. It has […]

As phones get bigger, Nikon compact goes the other way

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

With the onset of Phablets, larger screens, mini-tablets as phones, and the camera in your hands getting thin but large, Nikon went the other way. Today they introduced the COOLPIX S02.

Round on the Ends, High in the middle: Sony takes another look at cameras

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

You love your smartphone because it’s small, has apps, and is easy to share your life through it. There are so many choices out there for adding lenses to improve the quality. Olloclip uses 4 element snap-on lenses, and others use a case as a holder for lenses. Sony is about to show the world […]

Good Grippage and a DIY Solution

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention, and sometimes the invention can be less expensive than you thought. Case in point: Problem: a good adjustable stand for an iPad (1). While using a Cam Ranger, a remote operating system for your DSLR, an iPad needs a good place to live to make operation comfortable and […]

“We are drawn to portraits because they are human beings, and we are human beings”

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Take a moment to check out this video by PBS with Matt Hoyle. An short exploration of the history of portraiture though the eye of photographers. Thank you SLR lounge and Ruth Dunn for bringing this to light.

Sony adds to the NEX line, and intros right-priced APS-C camera

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Sony continues it’s march to be one of the big 3 camera manufacturers, with the intro of new models. Say hello to NEX 5T With the NEX series, now considered a classic, they’ve added their “touch to share” feature we first saw at CES last Jan. Improved auto-focus, the kit lens now having built in […]

Fall’s coming, time for some new gear: Canon is first up !

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The Powershot N, introduced earlier this year, gets a digital makeover with the addition of a direct connection to Facebook. Is that where you are sharing most of your photos? Canon’s banking on it. The Canon G series gets a new face with the G16, Product Highlights 12.1 Megapixel 1/1.7″ CMOS Sensor, Canon 5x Optical […]

Bits & Bobs : fast photographic look around

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

ok, lots piling up on the hard drive but things deserve a mention: SodaCase: ever want to custom design a phone case with a photo? I did. and took a photo from the Rain Room Exhibit @MOMA, cropped and resized it, and Sodacase delivered a beautiful iPhone 5 case, WITH a matching microfiber cleaning cloth. […]

Can you hold my iPad ? Crimson can, in a compact, well built stand

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

The road warrior, or those just challenged for space, are always looking for smallest solution to a big problem. The problem today? propping up your iPad to a height you can customize and really work with. Sure the cases have solutions, but we find it hard to get to the optimum height. Enter:Pocket-eAzl™. This tiny, […]

It’s the little things…like a speedlight in your pocket

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Nikon decides to let loose a few new items. Strangely enough, one of them is exactly what I was looking for. While producing on location, my day job, I usually have 2-3 cameras on me. Compact, Mirrorless, and a DSLR. Yeah, I know crazy. But each has a purpose. Anyway, we were wrapping up and […]

The Photo Man – Respect

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Going through the emails this morning, had a great share from Steve Chan. This video by Ben Kitnick, a Vimeo staff pick, started today in a very uplifting way. You may have been to a flea market and see various bins of snapshots, sometimes known as vernacular photography, but basically are the snapshots of lives […]

Nikon Hangout on Facebook: So? What’s the big deal?

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Facebook. Heard of it? OK, as it get’s older, and more useful as well as additive, the photo community has been there since the beginning. Heck, we are happy to have almost 9,000 likes, and growing. Now some of the destinations ask you to throw up your images and wait for comments, Kinda like putting […]

Now, let’s get something for free….

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Our friends at Think Tank Photo just announced a special July offer whereby if you order one of their Speed Convertible hybrid shoulder bags/belt packs or a Change Up V2.0 you will receive your choice of a Little Stuff It! or a R U Hot? modular bag for free. Their three Speed Convertibles—Speed Demon, Speed […]

The best continue to migrate: British Journal of Photography goes digital

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It didn’t just happen yesterday. No doubt the decision came after much discussion. This is an over 155 year photographic magazine. There is noting like holding a hard copy magazine or book in your hand. To see the layers of ink when the page is held at a certain angle, and the intense clarity when […]

Some more treasure from the Saul Leiter Archive

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

He broke onto the scene briefly n 1955 when he was included in an exhibit at MOMA. Then for about 40 years, the name Saul Leiter was fairly obscure from the photography world. In recent years that has taken a 180º turn. I first saw his work at Paris-Photo, a few years back at the […]

It’s all about Curation: That, plus talent and luck!

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

You’ve studied for years. Tuned up your technical skills to a point, where showing the work publicly creates discussion about the content, not the paper its printed on. At some point you chose a stylistic path. Hopefully. Now it’s time to hear from the pros and see how you stack up in the real world. […]

The Standard DAM Gets New Tools

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

It’s time. Lightroom 5.0 is here. I’ve had the Beta,took it for a test drive like a lot of folks, and the question is always: Do I really need the upgrade? Here’s what I have been using and loving: The new healing brush is a huge improvement for precision. Photoshop has always been the best […]

Bits and Bobs – Fast takes on new things

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Sometimes we get all backed up with news we want to share. Many times we post on Facebook or Twitter. Some of you may not follow us there. I had a friend ask me if Photoinduced was still going since he only accessed it through the email blasts. Figuring it all out. So in the […]

ThinkTank Photo: They Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

You know I’m a huge fan of the product line from ThinkTank Photo. One of the main reasons is that their product designs come from the minds of folks that know what a photo/videographer needs. In the real world. In the heat of the shoot. Not just working photographers, but award winning photographers are behind […]

Adorama Lights it Up Hot and Cold at a sweet price point: Is it worth the savings?

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

You know them, and have most likely purchased gear from them : Adorama has been around for years. They have now seen a space in the market that they are looking to fill. Actually a few, but we’re gonna concentrate right now on the lighting market. Let’s look first at the Flashpoint DG600 monolight strobe. […]

Howard Greenberg Gallery explores 1963

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

I don’t usually take a press release verbatim. I don’t usually tout an exhibit before I’ve seen it. When there is a show like this at the Howard Greenberg Gallery, I do both. Mr. Greenberg’s sensitivities are right in line with many of my own in the world of photography. With most of his exhibits […]

Monitor your audio: in-ear or near?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

In a recent post we let you know what we feel is the standard for monitoring your audio, when shooting video: Sony MDR7506 Pro over the ear monitors. Under $100. But we all tend to go for double duty headsets for the video recording. And small.Just so much room in the bag. We want great […]

It’s all in their minds; use a video camera to dig it out!

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

We are image makers, and story tellers. And the story you tell of your own life is a composite of the actions you take, the feelings you have, even how you dress, and the edit you make of all the information to present to the world. Some people are calling it FaceBook. There is another […]

War through the eyes of those who witness and report

Monday, April 15th, 2013

© Sal Veder The horror of war has been presented to us in it’s most naked form since the time of Matthew Brady’s images of the Civil War. The advent of the fairly new art of photography, coupled with the endless amount of bloodshed of the North V South war, gave the public one of […]

AIPAD at the Armory : Classic imagery hung with respect

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I’ll be honest: been trying to get to this AIPAD show for years. Knowing the general tone behind it is the collecting of the finest of vintage photography, it’s an enriching experience to see almost 80 galleries display in an elegant setting such as the Armory. There was a sprinkling of new media and contemporary […]

It’s Finally Done! Jill Greenberg’s End Times has been put out in book form.

Friday, March 29th, 2013

We first saw these images of babies crying at a tucked away gallery in LA. The collection, entitled End Times, is finally available in hardcover. Very controversial, as critics claimed that photographer Jill Greenberg made these babies cry for the photos. Sorry to disappoint the naysayers, but I have actually seen the boxes and boxes […]

Is 1 enough? Is 3 too many?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

We’re talking bags, folks. Camera bags. Gear listing, laid out, thought about, comfort factored, camera bags. The event I was packing for was SXSW with a mix of panel shooting, music, and event coverage. 2 Year ago I ended up shooting a BBQ /Book Signing for Guy Kawasaki! Day/night, interior, exterior; you can pretty well […]

Nikon adds a DX, fixed lens, compact camera to the line-up

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Coming on the heels of D7100 announcement, Nikon continues to push on through with some new compacts and a sweet zoom lens, with the DX users in mind. First up is a curious point and shoot The new CoolPix A Incorporating a large DX sensor, this pocketable camera has a fixed, 28mm equivalent 2.8 lens. […]

The best, new, innovative, photo product we’ve seen!

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

We go to our fair share of photo trade fairs, consumer electronic shows and email blasts upon email blast of new gadgetry promising the path to glory. Or the path to the perfect photo. Sometimes it does feel like the comics I read a kid, with the claims running rampant. Those sea monkeys never did […]

This just in: Pocket Wizard drops price and simplifies

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Just as I was packing a travel bag, this happens. Gotta buy. $99. per unit Pocket Wizard Plus X OK, if you shoot flash off-camera AT ALL, you may already have some of the earlier iterations. Speedlights, monoblocks, full studio flash: why would you be mired in wires? The prices have been a little bit […]

Pocket Rocket : Photoshop upgraded on your smartphone

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Sure, you’re sitting at your local coffee shop, the skinny jeans and droopy wool caps are designing the next cuppa joe. Their pens are poised to rewrite “On The Road”. But you….. You are ready for some digital artistry. Right in the palm of your hand. Yeah, there are apps. Go Ahead. Make my instagram. […]

Sony intros another camera into the NEX line-up: 3N

Monday, February 25th, 2013

In the world of mirrorless cameras, Sony has knocked it outta the park. APS-C has a way of doing that The NEX 5N was the first superstar, and then the 6N and 7N came in to fill the gaps with features, and unfortunately, larger size. There is even a 5R for built in wi-fi. Now […]

Our favorite curator emerges refreshed : Aperture’s New Look

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

It has been a stalwart in my photographic life. The masters celebrated, the true heirs to the throne, the risk takers, the visionaries. Aperture magazine has always been there it seems, with the finest quality printing, Succinct,scholarly, yet accessible articles, and some of the finest books we are lucky enough to have in our community […]

You’ve been patient: Now Nikon pays it off with the new D7100

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The insanely popular Nikon D7000 finally gets an upgrade. Today Nikon announced the new D7100, DX format DSLR. It’s that perfect step-up from the starter DSLR with features borrowed from the Nikon flagship D4. We love when that happens. So here’s what you get: 24.1 mp, a brand new sensor designed for this camera, ExSpeed3 […]

“Daddy, where do exceptional lenses come from?”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Well, they come from a very magical place, where people sometimes wear surgical garb, and are very, very, clean. Nikon Corporation celebrates the 80th anniversary of the launch of its NIKKOR photographic lenses this year In commemoration of NIKKOR’s 80th anniversary, Nikon hopes to strengthen and increase awareness of the historic and reliable NIKKOR brand […]

That’s What It’s All About – By Fred Bonilla

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

One of our regular contributors, Fred Bonilla, brings perspective on his experience on the other side of the counter. In our dealings with our clients and customers, we strive to meet or exceed expectations in delivering our products. And as a photographic equipment salesman, my job is to meet the need to get the proper […]

Nikon’s compact camera gets wi-fi and low prices, While for the pro……

Monday, January 28th, 2013

We all know that the race is on for the camera manufacturers to maintain relevance in the compact camera field. We also know that for the most part, compact cameras actually do take better photographs. So what to do? Make cameras that are at a price point that gives you things like telephoto lenses, larger […]

It’s hip to be square. Canon redefines the shape of compact cameras

Monday, January 28th, 2013

While up at a trade show, there was a little soiree thrown by Canon. Off in quiet section, a photo business analyst, and Ben Thomas from Canon, were examining a camera. Had to peek in and see. It was the new Canon PowerShot “N”. Square, articulated screen, no shutter button, zoom lever. And white. Yes, […]

What has 3 legs, acts like a transformer, and is easy on the wallet? It’s name is Brian

Monday, January 21st, 2013

OK, seriously. We are talking about a tripod. It is the Brian model. Lightweight, carbon fiber legs, one leg comes off to use as a monopod, and lots more. And we did bring it to your attention before. But what we want to point out here is the company that brings us this tripod line, […]

Day 2 @ CES: Press Day = lotsa lines and lots of folks

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Now what that means is that everyone with a press credential goes to a hotel where manufacturers have arranged to present their new news. Alert the media, as the saying goes. And we were alerted. Although there were some crazy waits for key presentations (like Samsung), that were 2.5 hours long! We love ya but, […]

Nikon doesn’t surprise us, but delights us anyway.

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Finally being released in the states, Nikon announced the D5200, with 24.1 mp, DX sensor, and an articulated screen. After months being out in Europe, not sure why the delay to the US, but….. This is a small step up from the D3200, but at a price point of $900. msrp, the extras are well […]

Oh, Sony – You had me at 360º

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The rumors of the compact cameras death have apparently been greatly exagerated. Sony announced today, the new line-up of compact cameras, with something for everyone, in most price ranges. The sweep panoramic feature, which had been featured in parts of the.line, now becomes standard.HOnestly we use it all the time, (as well as the iPhone5 […]

Day one of CES 2013: Viva Las Vegas!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Every year, Las Vegas hosts over 150,000 visitors to check out the latest in tech gear, content production techniques, and in more recent years, content delivery. It’s called CES, or the Consumer Electronic Show.#CES2013 OK, photography has some of the coolest tech gear going, but there are tools that you may not always think about […]

Didn’t get that thing you asked for? Like this guy?

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

The holidays have now come, and although not completely gone, the gifting portion is over.. Still digging through the wrapping paper hoping that thing you wanted may have gotten caught in the fray? Stiff upper lip. It’s time to fend yourself. Here are some ideas: Have a Sony NEX? This item from Fotodiox Pro, WonderBurst […]

Look at the Birdie! Look at the Birdie! Oh, ok, watch the iPhone, watch the iPhone!

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Tis the season to take pictures of the family and remember what precious faces and fun the little ones can be. Getting their attention is Soooooo easy. Especially after all of the excitement, and sugar, and lights, and candy canes, and relatives, and gingerbread man. Yep, it’s a bit of sensory overload, smoothed over with […]

ThinkTankPhoto takes a walk on the wilderness side with MindShift Gear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

With a presence in the world of the photojournalist, street shooter, and travel photographer, the people at ThinkTankPhoto are taking a walk on the wilderness side of the world with a new line of bags dubbed “MindShift Gear” Designed and refined by those who know, a ThinkTank trademark, they have thought of everything an outdoorsy […]

Adobe Elements 11 changes the focus starting with the Home Screen

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Price alert! Amazon listed this combo pack of Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 for $100! Seriously a great deal. Ok, carry on. Ahhhh… We have finally come to a collective consciousness that we shoot sooooo many digital images, it is getting to be a bit unwieldy. Yeah, the enthusiasts and pros are used to […]

The Charitable Camera with Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Every year, one of our readers, Fred Bonilla, graces us with an article on giving back using the power of photography. We always look forward to it, and we hope you do to. Click on the links and watch the videos. The sales have been raging. You probably got what you wanted. Now it’s time […]

More Gift Guide Suggestions: The Main Hardware

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Throughout the year, we have our hands on a variety DSLR’s and, since this is the big ticket item for all of us, we consider carefully all of the features v. cost implications. Now, of course, the lenses will be your major expense. Year to year, they don’t change much, but the handheld computers we […]

2012 Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide : Ahh, the Toys!

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

And when we say toys, we’re not just talking about the Barbie with a video camera embedded in her body, or the Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera , although no doubt there is an exhibit about to mounted using only images from the Fisher Price line. We’re talking about the photo related goods that make a […]

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Pt. 2 – Socks & Slacks?

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Sure, the holiday seems to be the best time for gifts, and we all love opening the box, wondering what treasure could be inside, shaking it beforehand, gauging the weight, hoping for the new DSLR, happy with the new camera bag. But sometimes it’s just socks and slacks. Yeah, you can use them, and they […]

Welcome to the 2012 Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide! Pt. 1

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

It’s been an interesting year, as innovation in photography took a backseat to improving what was already here. We looked, prodded, handled, shot, and researched a ton this year, and felt that we do have some new tools to share. Conceptually, the same news in technology at large, is the news in photography: Wireless. The […]

Annenberg Space for Photography opens 10th Exhibit! “No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in a Modern World”

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

We’d like to start this notice with a huge round of applause for Wallis Annenberg, who created this amazing space, dedicated to the power of the still image. Nestled behind the entertainment powerhouse agency CAA, in Century City, California, this facility is now opening it’s 10th exhibit to the public. It’s now and has always […]

Tools and Toys: 2012 Holiday Gift Guide coming this week! (a little preview here)

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Whenever we check out a piece of gear, or pick up a photo book, we are pretty discerning. The gear has to be in our hands, so we can check fit and finish, functionality, value, and yes, appearance. The right for the right job, we always say. Now, that doesn’t mean that a cool item […]

Sandy. You broke our hearts.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

As we prepared to bring you a wrap up on the PhotoPlus Expo, a major “superstorm” hit the NYC area. Likened to Hurricane Katrina, for the amount of devastation, SuperStorm Sandy ripped through the tri-state area, taking out power and communication in it’s path. Most of the exhibitors at PPE were stranded as the trasportation […]

Apparently, Nikon isn’t done with 2012 yet

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

It’s been a busy year for the gang at Nikon. Things like the D800, (changing DSLR video shooting), boosting up the FX line-up with the D600. You may have seen the price drop on the Nikon 1 series recently Always a sign of coming change. So in the end, what we have here, is a […]

Samsung NX20: upload quality photos as fast as a smartphone

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The camera industry is trying to figure this one out: with everyone using their smartphones to share photos, and tons of photo apps to tweak the quality, who needs a compact camera? A whole segment of their market is drifting away. Now let’s look top down: the pro market uses wi-fi at events to upload […]

Chuck Close : a consistency of vision, told in a variety of mediums

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The massive Polaroid portraits of Chuck Close were always a trademark in the artists’ early days. One of the few artists invited to shot with the unique, immense, format camera (20×24), his signature tight, facial portraits were a perfect fit for the medium. His paintings continued in his exploration of the detail of the photographic […]

Get your hands on the gear, and your head in the game, PhotoPlus Expo is coming!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

When we first started Photoinduced years ago, we knew PhotoPlus Expo was the first stop for us. As we began the research to build the site, shooting and collecting for years was a plus, but hitting the best trade for photography was key. It truly is the best place ever to see the gear, meet […]

Sony Touch Screen: Anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

The SONY NEX series. It’s become a darling of the serious shooters out there, since not only does have a sweet APS-C sensor, but you can put any number of lenses on there from various manufacturers. And it’s relatively compact. We are partial to the Leica family of lenses to add on. With a focus […]

Unique. One of a Kind. Old School by a new master. Michael Shindler and Photobooth SF

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The biggest cry from the intelligentsia collectors of photography with the advent of digital photography, was the fact that the images could be replicated an infinite amount of times. Of course we all know that, honestly, no artist wants to make unlimited copies of a piece, and even the level of inks in a cartridge […]

Thanks B&H – what a fun (and tasty) place to shop!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Being on assignment in NYC, gives me an opportunity to see first hand the operation that is B&H photo. woah. From the overflowing bowls of ZAZA Kosher candies, to the skilled and knowledgable staff, this is an experience that every photographer should try to have. In this hi-tech medium, they have a system of sales […]

More tales from the road : Speakers you should add to the kit.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Whether you’re editing photo’s, editing video, or just hanging out in your hotel room, nothing makes it feel better than some sweet tunes in the background. Or, with video, you may want to crank it up to make sure you caught all of the audio nuances when you shot. Unfortunately, the built in speakers on […]

Made for the Enthusiast, Strong Enough for a Pro : Nikon D600

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

There have been a flurry of camera announcements this week, plus one little phone. As brands like Sony fully embrace the mirrorless category, touting a DSLR experience, they seem to be cannibalizing their own DSLR line-up. Honestly we’re big fans of the NEX series. Shooting the NEX 5N with a Leica lens, these days. Now […]

Panorama : My, that’s an awfully wide word!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Who made those rules? The frame size of 35mm, 2 1/4″, 4×5, 8×10, 11×14, yes even 110? How about Cinemascope, Vistavision,HD 16×9? We love panoramic. Why? You can tell a different story, move the viewers eye through a landscape. And the landscape doesn’t have to mean Bryce Canyon. How about Brooklyn? There are many ways […]

Apple and the Annenberg: Taking care of me on the road

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

The 15″ MacBook Pro had traveled the world with me. Photoshop, Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Office, and every plug-in reviewed and used, sat on the hard drive, while working files ran back and forth on the external Tough Duo Raid drive. Then things started to change. Slow down. The spinning beachball became an unwanted close […]

Over the shoulder, DSLR holder: Say it with comfort via Custom SLR

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

The camera strap has been shifting from the 2 lugs on the side of a DSLR to the 1/4 20 screw mount on the bottom of the camera. Whether you have gone the Spider belt hook, or the Black Rapid cross chest system, the neck and back have been getting some well deserved relief. Honestly, […]

That’s a whole lotta control, in an itty bitty app: Photo fx by Tiffen

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

A short while ago we wrote about Tiffen’s Dfx effect software for Photoshop, Lightroom, FCP, etc. The incredible array of filters in one package, was not only mind boggling by quantity, but had the advantage of using language in naming filters that we understood. No fako names that were close to what you knew, but […]

It’s here – Nikon introduces the first Android OS camera! And slips in a tiny camera as well

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Well, Nikon has been busy introducing new cameras in the past 6 months, and this new grouping has some unique features that question the new smartphone camera models. We are now seeing the majors getting back the compact camera market with either super tiny models (Nikon S01) or making it easy to share, via Wi-Fi. […]

Nikon puts 14x zoom on a compact, and a compact zoom on the J2

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The Nikon team has been seeing that the general user, wants all their camera needs taken care of in one package. Who doesn’t? Well, they are introducing a new inexpensive, point and shoot, with all that, and even takes AA batteries, so mo matter where you are, you can get batteries. Yep, smartphones are swell, […]

Canon Goes Mirrorless. Are you in?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

With a lean towards the videographer comsumer, Canon enters the market with an 18 mp, APS-C mirrorless camera, with 2 lenses initially and the ability to add on the canon line of lenses. Interesting that it will be released as a kit, first with the new 22mm f/2 lens, rather than a zoom. One other […]

Taryn Simon: The smartest photographer in the room?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

When you first enter the gallery, the massive framed collections of single person portraits, brings you closer. To see, read, understand, get smacked in the emotional gut. Taryn Simon has premiered her new opus, 4 years in the making, at MOMA.Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII On the initial viewing, […]

How do you eat photography?

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

You know what we mean: consume, enjoy, pour over, be moved by, share, emulate, covet, peruse, get influenced through, get angry because of, fall in love, be inspired, communicate with. All of those things. We’re not taking about navel gazing about our own images. C’mon, we all have a love/hate relationship with our personal photos, […]

Baby, You’re a Firework! Now, shoot the picture already!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

And now, please put your hands together for, “Who Shot Rock and Roll”!!!!

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

It sometimes is just a matter of catching the moment of whipping the hair back and forth, but the photographers of rock and roll usually get a chance for more insight into their subjects. Behind the scenes, from the pit, backstage, in recording session, etc., the purveyers of the genre know how to be invisible […]

Glad I’ve got some photos, dad.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

My dad and I never did talk about it much.
That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc..
He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Who DID shoot Rock and Roll?

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Answers to come at the Annenberg Space For Photography! June 23-October 7, 2012. Aren’t you glad we didn’t say “ROCKtober”? With concerts, amazeballs speakers, and a whole lotta rock history, your place to visit this summer is the Annenberg Space for Photography. more to follow…….

Weekly Giveaway: The Dude abides. and shoots.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

We love panoramic photographs. That uncommon space to work with in a still image allows a different story to be told. It challenges you eye to work within a different creative box. Sure, you can do the stitching game and there are some new cameras that will let do it in-camera.Like the Sonys Or go […]

Canon intros T4i, with touch screen, AND new silent focus lenses. OK, we’re listening…..

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Canon updated it’s Txi line of consumer DSLRs today with and interesting twist. The problem with all DSLR’s that use autofocus for video, is that the noise you hear from the lens focusing, kills the usefulness of the on-camera audio track. They are selling this new camera with either a stills lens, OR a movie […]

Nikon puts extra “oopmh” into Nikon 1 series marketing with celebrities

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Nikon adds some marketing muscle to the Nikon 1 Series, with a very cool contest that mixes celebrity, all of us, and a charity into a solid mix of photography. We’ve used the camera and it is sweet. Compact, excellent files, and interchangeble lenses. The menu/button system is incredibly easy to use, or you dig […]

“One of these days I’m gonna get organezized” said Travis Bickle

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

A classic line from Taxi Driver with Robert DeNiro and Jody Foster. How organezized are you? With all of the charging cables, extra batteries, clips, mounts, earbuds, etc. it’s tough to keep track of it all and find the stuff when you need it. After years of using mesh Muji bags, we may have found […]

“I Like to Watch” murmured Chance Gardener

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Thus spoke Peter Sellers character in “Being There” And we hope you like to watch as well. From the archives of Leigh Wiener is a great episode of ” Talk About Pictures “, an Emmy winning show he created, which aired from 1978-1981. Plus an interview from his later years. Very much like what the […]

Getty Museum Acquires Fashion Photographs by Hiro

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The Getty Museum is on a fashion tear. Coming on the heels of the Herb Ritts exhibit (til Aug 26) , and recent Irving Penn retrospectives, this addition of the modern master Hiro, continues to enhance their reputation in the photographic fashion arena. Now let’s see if they will ever do a general fashion photography […]

Wet, Metal, Photos – yeah, we’re talking about Tintypes @PhotoboothSF

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Billing themselves as “The world’s only Tintype and Polaroid portrait studio” Photobooth SF came onto our radar via the interwebs, and a couple of our chief spotters, Kate and Tito, who scan daily for cool stuff. For you. For us. We watched this video: …and we were hooked. Luckily, ever year we go to the […]

Does this camera bag make my gut look big?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

maybe. Or, it could be that it’s time to get in better shape, and let that cross chest bag, glide effortlessly over your svelte frame. Look, whether you are working in a studio and grazing at the craft service table, or shooting on location, and talking to clowns like Jack, or Ronald, or the cute […]

DSC3401_3.jpeg : Is that you Grandma? Adobe may have the answer for you, in Photoshop Elements 10

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

You’ve been shooting like crazy these past years, and thanks to digital, you keep shooting, and shooting, and shooting. Now where was that shot from Thanksgiving, with Grandma, and the pie she is famous for? Seriously. Where is it? With all of the digital files we generate, sometimes people don’t organize the images from the […]

“Great! We’ve got your head shot. Thanks for coming. NEXT!!!”

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

When actors come to a casting session for an audition, the headline above is many times what they hear as they leave. The “head shot” or medium CU photo of a persons face, used to be the exclusive domain of actors or executives. Fine, real estate agents and politicians, too. It’s the visual calling card. […]

Weekly Giveaway: get Wide & Tight with Olloclip

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Sure we’re always looking for that 2.7 million dollar Leica. Or even the $25K model But those will have to wait. It’s a iPhone-y kinda world and we’re just shooting in it. Seriously, the amount of accessories available to shoot with an iPhone are ridonkulous, but, gluttons for punishment that we are, we keep looking […]

Record Exec/Photographer brings a personal view “For The Dance Of The Light”

Monday, May 14th, 2012

When an artist picks up a new medium, there is a freshness to the vision, as a usually revived communicative passion, is reignited. And then there are those that have a creative vision, which is funneled through others, who eventually create with their own eyes. Nancy Berry enjoyed a successful career in the music industry […]

Can’t “Code It and Load It?” Adobe introduces some new tools to make your life a bit easier.

Friday, May 11th, 2012

OK, it’s not going to be a plug and play, no brainer. But if Design is your thing and the visual images and look is what you have control of, this is great news for you. And it’s all part of a bigger picture with the introduction of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Subscription based, you […]

Picture the world together on May 15th. Bring your camera. By Fred Bonilla

Monday, May 7th, 2012

As photographers, we too often concentrate on a somewhat myopic view of our work. We want our results to reflect what we see or what our clients pays us to convey. Once in a while, we shoot just to fool around or to simply capture an event with little thought of what’s captured. But what […]

Travel easy, travel safe : Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Our worldwide traveling companion just expanded the line. For over 3 years, the Airport International from Think Tank Photo has been wheeled through a ton of airports, international and domestic, slipped easily into overhead compartments, and safely carried our most important gear. Aside from the discreet design of the gear,perfect for international travel, these well […]

Add another sweet function to the iPhone: Camera remote PLUS!

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

One of our favorite things to peruse and selectively support are tech and camera related projects on Kickstarter. This site gives folks the opportunity to brings their dreams to the public and crowd source funding. Basically the projects submitted do a pitch video, a write and then have various levels of investment. It is a […]

Weekly Giveaway: A high end filter case, with a click. Stills AND video

Monday, April 30th, 2012

When we say high end, we’re talking most every film stock, grain filter, grads, fulls, etc to give you the range of a full palette of effects. Which also means creative choice. There is artistry in the photo post production world and the Tiffen DFX 3.0 set gives you options like you only imagined. And […]

Weekly Giveaway: Exactitudes – The Unique Qualities of Sameness

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

“I am he, as you are he, as you are me, and we are all together” © Lennon-McCartney – I Am The Walrus The more we try to differentiate ourselves from one another, the more it seems we fit into a group identity. We first encountered this work, Exactitudes, years back at Paris-Photo, in an […]

Who Shot Rock & Roll? Get ready to find out!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

We hope you’ve been loving the Digital Darkroom exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. We just saw a lecture there last week that you have to check out when it comes online. Julie Blackmon did an unvarnished, open, and comfortable lecture on her work, which was one of the best talks we’ve seen in […]

‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky! Happy Earth Day!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Like it or not,as photographers we are adding to electronic landfill everytime we upgrade a camera body, or change cell phones or replace a computer. Sure, we’re not dumping processing chemicals from our personal and pro labs, but there is a big footprint, absolutely . How can we help reduce that carbon footprint? A big […]

Move on up and get rewarded: Nikon upgrades entry level DSLR

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ready to make a move up from your point & shoot. Or should we say, iPhone? You know the deal: shutter lag, missed shots, low-fi quality if you want to make any kind of reasonable enlargement. Yeah, I’ve seen the folks sitting at the print kiosks at the local CVS. They all want higher quality […]

Weekly Giveaway : Mellow your Harsh with a Fong Lightsphere

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

There was such a great response to the last time we gave away the Gary Fong Lightsphere, that we knew that it would come around again. How about a full up kit with a ton of the components that Gary Fong makes? Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post. […]

Canon steps into the 4K playing field : 1D-C and C500

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Everyone has been lulled into thinking that you should own all of your own movie making gear. The democratization of filmmaking took a huge leap with the advent of the HD DSLR, led initially by Canon. As a producer of many years, I’m hear to tell you that most of the real gear is a […]

Real World Review/Traveling Sticks : 3 Legged Thing – What A Lightweight!

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

And we mean that in the best way. Finding a good traveling tripod that does the job, is versatile, steady, lightweight, well built, is a very tough list of requirements. On the road, every bit of gear has to be essential and perhaps, serve more than one function. Weight is an issue, when you are […]

Weekly Giveaway: Francesca Woodman exhibits at the Guggenheim, over 30 years after her death

Monday, April 9th, 2012

We first were made aware of photographer Francesca Woodman about 6 years ago. Her photographs were of scenarios where you were not quite sure what you were looking at, which only made you look more. Her innate sense of surrealism was haunting, as figures sometimes flatten or blend with light and architectural shapes. The tragic […]

A main dish of Herb Ritts, with a rich & satisfying side of Portraits of Reknown

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Ahhh, the Getty! They have stepped up their photographic game once again, with this brilliantly curated exhibit of Herb Ritts: LA Style photography and motion work. This fashion photography master of the last part of the century, gets a full examination from his first portrait, to his magnum opus, fine art images. Curator Paul Martineau, […]

We’re giving away a free photo book: Radical Camera – No Joke

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

We know that April 1st has brought all kinds of pranks online, from home nuclear devices , to tales of celebrity deaths. Even Lomography got into with the announcement of the LomoKino HD version (yeah, they’re all about film and analog so HD never crosses their lips) We’re on the up and up. For years […]

Nothing like a little weight loss before the summer. Thanks, Tether Tools!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Yes, we love our TetherTools set up for tables and bits when we are shooting, you guessed it; tethered. Then in conjunction with this rig, is the Wallee system for iPad mounting. Using Capture One software, and Capture Pilot App, there is an easy way to have your clients view the shoot wirelessly on an […]

Photoshop brings CS6 Beta free to your desktop!!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

“I feel the need, the need for speed” Maverick and Goose: Top Gun These huge beautiful files we’re all making are taxing the system, and we need some processing relief. Who can aid us in this plight? Of course as no surprise, it’s Adobe. Now releasing the Photoshop CS6 Beta to the public! So have […]

The Lytro Light Field camera: Freshly Unboxed!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

( some of the first shots we’ve made can be seen @ (facebook.com/photoinduced) and try it right here: Revolutionary? or a one trick pony. We have high hopes for the overgrown lipstick case of a camera. Choosing the lower end unit, since 1st gen is always a risk, we wanted to be that early adopter […]

Lightroom 4: A fresh sole to a comfortable pair of shoes.

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Years ago we did a side by side with Aperture and Lightroom. Same media card, same images, same everything. The ergonomics of Lightroom just felt right. It worked the way and how we think about our photography. So we stayed. And watched as the versions continued through the years. Still happy. We’re now on V4 […]

Going to SXSW? Want to learn a bit about shooting Music Videos?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

We’re going to be there and hope to see you too! NIKON® AND WARNER MUSIC GROUP REVEAL REMARKABLE ROSTER OF ARTISTS SET TO ROCK SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST® (SXSW) AT UPCOMING THREE-DAY LIVE MUSIC RESIDENCY “THE WARNER SOUND CAPTURED BY NIKON” TO FEATURE DAYTIME AND EVENING SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES BY T.I., SANTIGOLD, B.o.B, fun., KIMBRA, CHUCKIE, ED […]

Yossi Milo: A gallery of firsts.

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

We turned the corner of the next group of gallery displays and were stopped in our tracks: A photograph by Loretta Lux (© image featured below) beamed at us from the temporary walls of the visiting gallery. We have been going to PhotoLA since the beginning and, while loving the vintage and classic images, were […]

And here we go: Canon intros the 5D Mark III

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

And the other shoe has dropped. Canon has released it’s long anticipated follow up to the wildly successful 5D Mark II, which was a game changer in the video world. Featuring Improved Image Quality, a 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, Six fps High-Speed Continuous Shooting and Enhanced HD Video Recording Features LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March […]

Canon adds to a sweet spot: the compact camera

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Canon has always made great compact cameras. Seriously, they have made outstanding suit jacket cameras that shot HD, and even now, the S95 is with me at all times. 2.0 lens and RAW. But they are upping the ante again. They have added 2 Wi-Fi enabled cameras, PowerShot ELPH 530 HS and ELPH 320 HS, […]

Nikon D800: Will 36.3 MP be enough for you?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

The long awaited D800 is launching shortly and the rumors mills will finally be able to check some things off of their lists. Yep, with 36.3 MP, you will now have a studio quality camera in a smaller size than a medium format camera. At an MSRP of about $3000., you’ll save some dough as […]

You need a Wingman, & this sidekick takes care of more than the action

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

There is a new category of video camera that has sprung up in recent years. It’s the sports camera that boasts a tiny footprint and delivers HD video. Put these pups anywhere and you have a point of view like you never had, and always wanted. A few years ago at CES the 2 main […]

Hit em high, hit em low: Nikon intros a slew of new compact cameras

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

At CES 2012, Nikon had some hardware to satisfy all of the attendees. From the D4 flagship to some more affordable photo solutions, soon to be available. Yep, they hit em high, and hit em’ low. The New COOLPIX P510: Setting a Higher Zoom Standard Now this camera has the craziest, longest zoom with some […]

Nikon D4-the new Flagship has major video chops

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The latest top of the line from Nikon brings out the best in HD Video capabilities, while maintaining it’s excellence in the pro still market. With 1080p @ 24,25 and 30FPS being the standard, one of the biggest features on this camera is the ability to export full, uncompressed video out to an external drive. […]

The Fuji X-Pro1 shows it face at CES 2012. And it’s lookin pretty good

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

It was tethered to its perch at the Fuji booth, just waiting for the eager hands to explore it. The rumor mills had been heating up for months, as photographers clamored for a professional digital viewfinder with interchangeable lenses. The Fuji X-Pro1. Perhaps as an alternative to the Leica M9, which ,while at the top […]

Using the tools available:Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

(some images in this article are presented in 3D. If you have Red/Blue anaglyph glasses, please have them ready) Since the beginning, the human condition has been the focus of the Annenberg Space for Photography. And whether you knew it or not, even if the images exhibited were shot on film or not, there was […]

Lightroom 4 hits the Beta testing stage! Jump on in

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

We use this program every day. It is a part of our photographic life. Almost the first stop. So what’s coming? Well…….. *Map tab: Drag and drop geotaggging with maps and privacy settings when you want to keep the location deet secure *New Video workflow: it won’t just file it, you can now work with […]

Canon updates the G Series!

Monday, January 9th, 2012

OK, this just happened. We should have our hands on it this week. Larger sensor and 14 megapixels, and using DIGIC 5, intro’d in the coming 1Dx, is huge. Canon U.S.A. Introduces The Highest Image Quality Powershot Digital Camera, The G1 X LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 9, 2012 – Continuing to revolutionize the digital camera […]

Day One at CES: It’s a start…

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Yes, PMA and CES have combined. More CES that PMA for sure. So at the first preview of things to come this week, we had a full room of electronic goods which we’ll sift through to bring you some interesting things. A company called Dexim, had a very cool iPhone bracket that allowed you to […]

Drum Roll Please…..The New Nikon D4!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

“Speed without accuracy is irrelevant,” said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. On a temperate December NY morning, we signed a piece of paper, agreeing not to reveal what was about to be shown to us. Rumors were flying for months on the next offering from Nikon, including crazy pixel numbers, and upgrades to […]

Changing the view, one backdrop at a time.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

People will ask you to shoot a portrait of them. If they haven’t before, they will. You’re a photographer, right? You know how to do that. Well, there are many answers to that question, but we’ll try to simplify some tools for you to successfully answer the call. If you don’t have a studio space, […]

The Naked iPhone : You better strip down to use the tools

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Last night on the New Years Eve broadcast coverage you could see tons of iPhones shooting away. All neatly tucked into their cases, safe from the bumps and grinds of pockets, bags, and the world. At the same time we are seeing a deluge of accessories, designed to dress up your phone and make it […]

Traveling sticks: tripods for the road – Part 1

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

When you are out of your element, make sure you have the essentials. Or you just may miss something. We’re on assignment out of town and were very thoughtful about the gear we brought along. One was missing: a tripod. As one of the heavier, most unwieldy, pieces of kit you use, it usually gets […]

Fred Bonilla : Acts Of Photographic Charity – 2011

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

In my third annual article for Photoinduced, I’ll be highlighting events and organizations that we can assist with our photographic talents (and spare equipment) for those in economic,emotional and spiritual need this holiday season and also make you aware of 2 sites where you can buy wonderful fine art photography with proceeds going to various […]

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Photo Deals

Monday, November 21st, 2011

We keep hearing about new deals out for the holiday season. They’ll be posted here on this same post as we get them. Ritz has some immediate deals on the new Nikon 1. Think Tank Photo is offering up 11 camera pouches and memory card holders worth almost $300 that you can have added for […]

Final week to see Beauty CULTure @ Annenberg Space for Photography

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

In it’s short time in LA, The Annenberg Space of Photography, is about to come to the end of it’s most popular exhibit, yet. Here is a great place to take those visiting turkey eating friends and relatives. And when you get tired of the mobs at Century City shopping mall, come across the street […]

HO-HO-Holiday Shopping Guide 2011 for the photographer on your list

Monday, November 14th, 2011

OK, maybe the holiday gift is for you. Do you have folks asking you want you may like for the holidays? Maybe there are some things on this list that will give you and them some ideas. We’ve looked at a ton of new goods this year and have tried to sift through em’ all […]

A new look at the BauHaus Photographic Legacy: Lyonel Feininger at the Getty

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

The BauHaus Design School, although open for a relatively short time, 1919-1933, was a swirling collection of artists and designers whose influences are still strongly felt today. Of course, you are familiar with the photographic work of László Moholy-Nagy. As a professor at the BauHaus, his work influenced more that just the students. Lyonel Feininger, […]

Nikon hits the mark in the mirrorless category

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

shot at a Battle of the Bands, shared @ facebook.com/photoinduced What is it? Read on…… Nikon has introduced a completely new system geared for a specific market: the 1 Series. First of all, let’s make an analogy : You probably know people that bought an excellent piece of tech gear that has every possible option, […]

Nikon shares at PhotoPlus Expo 2011: 1 System + more

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Nikon has finally entered the world of mirrorless digital cameras with interchangeable lenses. Enter the Nikon 1 system. Built brand new from the ground up, Nikon has 2 models 2 choose from, a whole new array of lenses, and like they always do, are making an adapter for your other Nikon glass. One of the […]

The Canon EOS 1Dx Flagship Walkthrough with Chuck Westfall

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

Canon product guru, Chuck Westfall, walks us through some of the top features of the coming EOS 1Dx. This top of the line pro unit incorporates ,many of the features shooters have been clamoring like dual controls for ease of use shooting vertical or horizontal and the increased capability of shooting a blazing 12 FPS. […]

Canon goes BIG with Hollywood announcement. Way big.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Sure, you can use your DSLR for your video, but Canon just stepped it up huge with the new C300: Yeah, we’re all about the power of the still image, but when a company like Canon makes a big play like this, you have to get the details. Not the price point of a DSLR […]

Another PhotoPlus Expo in the books. More meat, less filler.

Monday, October 31st, 2011

On the last day of PhotoPlus Expo 2011, a storm blew into NYC like none since 1952 at least. The slushy sleet was filling the streets outside the Javits Center. It didn’t stop the photographers who came to see the latest gear. This year saw a seemingly larger show, with more exhibitors, and higher quality […]

Day One at PhotoPlus Expo : Getting Hands On

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The crowds came out despite the rain today at the Javits Center in NYC. It seemed like there were more booths/exhibitors, and honestly, a lot more quality of gear being shown. Maybe because everyone can get a head start on the goods online, both to see AND to react. Today they came to touch. And […]

Canon Releases EOS 1DX: 3 brains and a high ISO of 204,800

Monday, October 17th, 2011

This just in: Canon U.S.A. Introduces The New Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera, Re-Designed From the Inside Out Featuring a Completely New 61-Point Autofocus, Fast Shooting up to 12 fps, 18-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video Recording and Much More LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in […]

Rock /Celebrity Photographer Hanauer branches out into Botanical subjects

Monday, October 17th, 2011

OK, maybe the branches out was an easy mark, but it’s true. Known for years as one of the best music/celebrity/sport portrait photographers around, Mark Hanauer has found another part of his photographic passion: flowers. From the series Personal Nature © Mark Hanauer We spoke with him as his first fine art exhibit was about […]

The Focused Project: Paying it Forward

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

One Camera • One Click •One Moment – Presenting The “Focused Project” by Fred Bonilla Imagine a project where 200 photographers,both celebrated individuals as well as those who never have shot a roll of film in their lives are participating with the results culminating in print sales,a traveling show and a book. Also imagine that […]

Gripping your iPad : 2 ways to solve the problem

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

By now, the iPad has become a huge boon to all photographers and any image makers. Not only does it act as a lightweight, 10 hour battery life computer, but the apps available that have been designed to make our photographic lives easier is growing daily and we are fully immersed in the system, and […]

Best spots to take a shot: Can you improve on the original?

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

If you’ve ever been to London, a trip to Abbey Road Studios is no doubt in the cards. You may stand at that famous street in front where the 4 Beatles walked across to create the cover of the Abbey Road album. Of course you and your mates/family will recreate that shot hopefully standing in […]

The iPad gets into a fine art gallery: Howard Greenberg leads the way!

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

On our last trip to NYC, we made a stop at one of our favorite buildings in Manhattan: The Fuller Building. Stocked pretty full with some great galleries, a standout for us is the Howard Greenberg Gallery. His sensibility speaks to us in the consistently high grade shows, and yes, we have purchased from them. […]

The Unseen Art of Hadi Salehi – Conversations in 3 parts

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

There have been recent discoveries of photographers work, which during the artists lifetimes, went somewhat unnoticed. Like Vivian Maier, whose vast body of work was uncovered via an estate sale, or the personal work of Saul Leiter, who, although still with us, had found boxes of his old transparencies in recent years, causing a huge […]

A milestone for the Annenberg Space for Photography, and you reap the benefits

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

One of the photographic jewels in Los Angeles is the Annenberg Space for Photography. Funded by the Annenberg Foundation, and led by Wallis Annenberg, this unique edifice is dedicated to the art and power of photography, and remains a free place to visit for all. We have been fans since before they broke ground, and […]

Speed the workflow, by covering your keyboard

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Well, not cover up so you can’t see it! OK, you’ve gotta love CS5 as your best main digital darkroom, right? There are so many tools at your disposal, that it boggles the mind. Sometimes literally. Now if you work in Final Cut Pro, you’ve seen keyboard shortcut covers before. Why go to the drop […]

Shoot film, post digital: Richard Photo Lab gets you there

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

Film is not dead. And it won’t be going away real soon. OK, it may become a more expensive commodity, but it’ll be here. And honestly, I’d like to shoot it now and again. But the labs are disappearing, and those jugs of chemical won’t be living in my house anytime soon. This is a […]

Nikon 1: new mirrolorless camera system built from the ground up!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

The info on a very cool, new camera system from Nikon was released tonight. the Nikon 1 system. They have gone into the mirrorless category. Not just the size, but the features offer capabilities into a sweet spot of the market: The folks who communicate with photos and videos and don’t want to change cameras, […]

Don’t ask me how much, tell me how many

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Always the big question: what to charge for your photographic expertise? We’d like to thank reader Elvis Castillo, for submitting this article on the subject. Let us know what you think! Gimme… gimme… gimme… There’s a lot of buzz going around right now about how much to charge for your photography. Most of that buzz […]

Moby “Destroyed” – Part 2: The roots and the point

Monday, September 19th, 2011

In the second part of the interview, Moby gives you a bit of his photographic history, the gear, the book, the influences, and the point of it all. Enjoy. Plus, he gives some advice for the young photographers. No, this is not about how to start a business, but becoming a better photographer. The exhibit […]

Moby shares his thoughts on photography in Part 1 – Turns out he’s a film guy at heart!

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

We sat down with Moby right before his exhibit was opening in Los Angeles. We promised to talk only about photography, and he was right up for all of that. First memories, initial subjects matters, and an excellent description of the medium. One smart, talented, dude. The conversation was thick & rich, and for that […]

NY Photographer Fred Bonilla remembers the Twin Towers

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

One of our frequent New York contributors, Fred Bonilla, sent us this article: It was 1974 and I was a senior at Seward Park High School in Manhattan. I was with Richard Concepcion who was my sidekick and fellow shutterbug at the time. We would shoot loads of Tri-X film as we traveled around Metropolis, […]

Adobe builds a Carousel: Will it get the Gold Ring?

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

A little Catcher in the Rye reference, but it relates to this new product from Adobe. The just announced Carousel image management system essentially lets you put ALL of your jpeg images into a subscriber based cloud and lets you access this complete library via multiple means: iPhone, iPad, laptop or desktop. Simple concept, right? […]

ThinkTank never stops looking at your bags

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the products from ThinkTankPhoto. It’s not just because they are all nice folks. They just happen to produce, what we feel are some of the smartest, well built, products on the market for the working and enthusiast photographer. And practice Kaizan. From the Pixel Pocket Rocket Media wallet, […]

Photographers: Get ready to do some service for those who serve

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Local Studio Photographers Encouraged to Help Deliver 10,000 Family Portraits to Deployed Military Personnel in Time for the Holidays; Online Registration for Participation Begins September 1 Woodbury, NY, August 29, 2011 – The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), a respected photo industry organization that brings together some of the most renowned brand names in […]

Weekly Giveaway : Faces of Ground Zero by Joe McNally and Rudolph Guliani

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You may know Joe McNally from his speedlight adventures on the Strobist, or teaching his methods for getting some great photo journalistic shots. Quite honestly, our first encounter with Mr. McNally’s work was an exhibit at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles of his massive over life sized, Polaroid portraits of the Faces of Ground […]

Nikon keeps bringing in the troops: Shoot overhead, under water, and show em’ in the dark

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Well, you can’t be shocked as the manufacturers have always been updating their compact cameras around this time of year. We’ll try to help separate what to pay attention to, and what to maybe skip for right now, just in case your current pocket models are in good working order. Wait til you see the […]

How Pro will you go? Tethered shooting primer: Part 1

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

While shooting a model a while back, we found that the constant looking, or “chimping” at the LCD was a distraction, both for us and the talent. Couldn’t help it. In the days of film, you shot a bunch of polaroids to confirm your strobes were firing and lighting the way you wanted them to. […]

Want to use DSLR lenses on your iPhone: Cough up about $250!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Our friends at Photojojo sent us a lovely email today, informing us that since we were special friends, we could pre-order this cool new lens adaptor for the iPhone: check it: and broken out (the housing, the middle tube, and your lens) Go to the Photojojo site and check out some of the snaps using […]

6 Blind men,an elephant and the House of Lam

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Their is a very old story, originating in India, that tells a tale of 6 blind men put into a room with an elephant, and when they come out, are asked to describe what an elephant is like. The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who […]

Where were we….Oh,right-traveling with gear!

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

We told you last week about the Cannes Lions Festival in France, which just ended on Saturday. All of the ways we communicate with each other, and sell products, were celebrated and honored. And toasted to, we will admit. Nowhere else but the Riviera will we drink Rose OK, not such a tough conference when […]

The Big Book of photographs: World Record?

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

At the Cannes Lion ad festival, marketing folks from all over the world gather to attend seminars, award the best work, mingle, party, and share. In the midst of all this, CanneAlso Here is the concept: Designed by The Brand Union and Lambie-Nairn, and helped brought to life by Getty Images and Clear Channel, the […]

Glad I’ve got some photos, dad.

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

(This article was originally posted last year, and still holds true.) My dad and I never did talk about it much. That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc.. He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though. Photography was […]

Weekly Giveaway : As we try to change it up……

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

…….this weeks giveaway will be posted on our Facebook page at about 9:00 AM, PST, 6/15/11. Sure, the question for the secret word to enter with, will still be in this weeks free Newsletter. We’re just trying to mix it up a bit. And perhaps see where you prefer to go for a little photoinduced-ness. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Packs small, Plays big: about 32 gb big

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Yep, that is a 32GB flash drive. And a dime. Soon we’ll be using flash drives in all of our desktops and laptops, of course, but these little wonders are helping us move and share materials, like nothing else. Especially things that fit on a keychain. This is no doubt, the smallest drive we’ve seen […]

Weekly Giveaway – A place to put them all.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Yep, we’re keeping it simple this week. With all of the media cards we get – faster, bigger, smaller, waterproof, we need a place to keep them safe AND know just where they are. We depend on ThinkTank Pocket Pixel Rocket and the Pee Wee PIxel Rocket. Well built, protects your cards, the clip hook […]

Cuba at The Getty The Revolution wasn’t televised, It was photographed.

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Dipping into their incredible stash of Walker Evans photographs, the Getty Museum begins their most current exhibit, A Revolutionary Project: Cuba from Walker Evans to Now, May 17–October 2, 2011. The Evans’ images have a mixture of a tale to tell, as they document a country by way of it’s people. Some of the images […]

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make your photographic life easier

Monday, May 30th, 2011

We talk about a lot of photographic goods here and the main products have their jobs and we let you know when they have performed admirably or not. Just as having a DSLR, lens and CF card may not be all you need to get the shots you want (filters,straps, cases, chargers, tripods, monopods, card […]

Weekly Giveaway – Surprise time!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Tomorrow morning, those of you who have subscribed to the free weekly Newsletter, will get a surprise Weds. morning. We’ve been giving away some pretty darn good items in the past months, and this week will be no different. Trust us. You’re gonna like it. Not a subscriber? Click here and sign up Along with […]

Now THIS is an interesting contest! Still photos, Ron Howard, a movie and Canon

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

We see photo contests all of the time, and are asked to help spread the word to keep up the entries. Happy to do so, as we always feel it is a win-win situation between a photographer getting exposure (ouch) and perhaps some prizes, and the contest folks raising some funds. Heck, we did it […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography brings Beauty CULTure, warts and all, to Los Angeles

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Understanding, and accepting, the ugly side of beauty is a balancing act in society. But how do you define beauty in the first place? Do you admire the beauty of others, or covet it? Has a genetic life bonus given you a different line to stand in through life? Or is it a constant questioning […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s light this candle! Or let Joe McNally show you how.

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Probably a good idea to let one of the masters of the speedlight give you his version of lighting first. Even if you think you got it all down, Joe McNally has some lessons for you that you need. We all need em. And if you just bring your speedlight out for some flash on […]

Honey, I Shrunk the RAID!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Like a broken record sometimes, we get into the concept of backing up your digital life. A couple of months ago we talked to you about the new RAID system we are using, with Wiebetech from CRU-Data-port. It is working out great and is now the office backup system. But we’re not always in the […]

Weekly Giveaway – The cube root of a camera bag line.

Monday, May 9th, 2011

This time we’re talking Tenba, and the line is their Shootout series. As the starter in the series, you find plenty of pockets, smoove surfaces, adjustable panels to make you feel like, once packed, you didn’t forget anything. As you move up the line, maybe add a body and a lens or 2, but with […]

The round Oatmeal box was fine, but Jo Babcock steps it up a notch. Or 5.

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Have you ever made your own pinhole camera? Based on some very sound physics, you may have used a Quaker Oats round container, punched a tiny hole in the side, places a sheet of film in there, and made your own pinhole camera. Yes? No? Well, if you are reading this you probably know what […]

Weekly Giveaway : Diane Arbus-Revelations

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Her work continues to resonate with the world, nearly 40 years after she left it. With her particular view of the world, she celebrated the outcasts, the different ones. We’re never sure which biography to believe, but the path of her life was very clear with her imagery. In the most recent exhibit of her […]

Look Ma! No Hands! OK, maybe hands, but No Wires!

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Since the advent of Pocket Wizards, the photographers life, especially with strobes, has become a less cluttered one. In our early training days, everything was wired and the best you could do was have a slave on a strobe bank unit, so multiples could be tripped simultaneously. The Wein company in CA had some great […]

8MP, HDR, Zoom Lens, HD Video, and can you hold for a sec? Another call coming in…..

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

We’re just about there. When Sony announced that they would be supplying the next gen iPhone with an 8MP camera, how many camera manufacturers said “Gulp” ? Forget those Wi-Fi SD cards or other transmission solutions, the smart phones in your hands now are just screaming ahead and getting better.

Patrick Hoelck checks into the Polaroid Hotel, and leaves his door slightly ajar.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Multi talented artist Patrick Hoelck has produced a new book of his work, all consisting of Polaroids, from the SX70 family of formats. Initially raising money to fund the project on Kickstarter, the donations surpassed the necessary dollars to get the project funded. He’s got a lot of fans. Within an opening statement, primarily authored […]

Weekly Giveaway : Elliot Erwitt-Personal Best. If you’re in NYC, you may get it signed.

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The master of the ironic photograph, Elliott Erwitt, will be honored with a major exhibit at the International Center Of Photography. A member of the prestigious Magnum group for many years, he is this years recipient of the ICP Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award. We are proud to have met the man and shot a video […]

Fly like a G12: Canon’s pocket rocket

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Like the Far East East Movement’s song about the non-existent G6 that doesn’t exist, this standard bearer by Canon, is pretty fly. Part of a long line-up of mid-size cameras, meant to cover the range between the point and shoot and DSLR, or perhaps the professional, walkabout camera the G series has come to the […]

Putting your iPad on a pedestal. OK, Maybe just a stage.

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

If you have one, you love it, no doubt. We’re only on the iPad 1st gen. We have used this for digital slating of video shoots, reading Photoshop User with hot links, sending invoices, tracking expenses, watching movies on the plane and hotel via streaming Netflix, manage our 4 email accounts, check into the tweetdeck, […]

Just Shoot Me! Adrian Grenier’s documentary on a Teenage Paparazzo finally avail on DVD!

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

OK, my daughter loves him as Vinnie Chase on “Entourage”. I think he is also a pretty fine documentary director. We’re fans, and for both achievements. So,what happens when a celebrity turns the cameras on a paparazzo? After being chased, stalked, ambushed and assaulted, how about turning the tables and getting a camera crew to […]

Nikon 5100 : It’s 102k in the dark!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

And by 102, we mean 102,400 ISO. So you just about shoot in the dark. Crazy right? Yep, crazy like a fox! Remember when the D3s came out and we shot in the dark? Pretty Much, anyway? An ISO that high was not a cheap proposition. Well, they’re doing it again, those Nikon folks,this time […]

Weekly Giveaway – Since we’re in a Rock & Roll frame of mind….

Monday, March 28th, 2011

After a solid time of shooting, then sharing some rock photography of ours, you deserve to see some of the finest there has been. Subjective of course, but this body of work, that was first an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, has been identified as one of the best overall collections of the genre: And […]

Sometimes, there are ways to be a bit stealth on the street, and long on the scene

Monday, March 28th, 2011

What the heck do we mean by that? We’ll put 20 secs. on the clock and see what you come up with. OK, actually what it means is that there are times that you can be all good, press credentials in order, cameras tagged officially, but you may want to go in a little quieter. […]

What’s in OUR Bag? SXSW lets us use all of it!

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Now, let’s take a look at an event shooting bag. One of the best things for a shooter at SXSW is the fact that it is a 10 day event filled with opportunities: From the music, Simon LeBon of Duran Duran © Damon Webster

Weekly Giveaway : A little help from our friends…

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

The tragic earthquake in Japan last week, brought a shudder to us all as the video of the devastation began to air on every news outlet. Unless you have been incommunicado since then, you have been exposed to power of mother nature not only with the shifting of the earths plates but the tsunami that […]

And We’re Off to One of Our Favorite Events to Cover All Year: SXSW!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Austin,Texas, with a triple scoop of Interactive, Film And Music events. Seminars, performances, networking, parties. it’s got it all. South By SouthWest has got to be one of the best all around festivals happening today, bar none. The finest minds in the interactive and social media space, combine with some of the finest content creators […]

Weekly Giveaway :”Our True Intent Is All For Your Delight”

Monday, March 7th, 2011

One of our favorite phrases of all time. Also a line from Shakespeare. And it is from the motto of a beautiful book images of the UK based family holiday spot, Butlins. Told in over 55 large format images, photographer John Hinde, may have been capturing, what he felt, was the essence of the place […]

Chinatown and Cameras: Getting Streetwise with Chris Weeks

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

It started with Dim Sum and two tables filled with photographers, bringing out the hardware and discussing why they were there. One of our favorite event photographers and a master of street photography, Chris Weeks, assembled a couple of his fellow shooters, to teach a select group of photographers the secrets of the street:

Weekly Giveaway : Gary Fong and the Full Monty

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

There was such a great response to the last time we gave away the Gary Fong Lightsphere, that we knew that it would come around again. How about a full up kit with a ton of the components that Gary Fong makes? Details on how to enter to win at the end of this post. […]

Weekly Giveaway: Save time/money at the airport

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

This may be the most non-camera related item we’ve ever given away, but trust us on this: we use it ALL the time. As airlines charge you for everything imaginable (including blankets and pillows) the worst part for us, are the baggage charges: $25 for the first and $35 for the second. Ouch. But the […]

Photojournalism or Photography? Much more than Tomato – Tomahto

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Reader Fred Bonilla has written a few articles that we’ve posted here, and we always welcome his thoughtful perspective. Enhancing The Truth Or Manipulating The Truth by Fred Bonilla A few months ago, I wrote a blogpost for Photoinduced asking if the phrase “digital photography” is redundant or should it be left intact to distinct […]

Weekly Giveaway: A sweet tool, that fits on your keychain

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Have you ever had to move a large batch of files from one computer to another? Not quite “hard drive” large, but maybe a set of images you’ve been working on and need to change workstations? Or perhaps your portfolio looks great on that screen, if they could only get a solid wi-fi signal. We’ve […]

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

OK, maybe you have to have a decent sized pocket, but the size and overall weight , are a deciding factor when you pick up a camera before leaving the office. (or home) For years, we’ve depended on the tiny compact cameras for the suit jacket. But the quality just wasn’t quite cutting it. When […]

The Annenberg and ILCP come together, right now, over you. And the earth.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

You know we are huge fans of the Annenberg Space for Photography, and it’s with good reason: Dedicated to the photographic exploration of the human condition, this architectural gem in the city of angels, continues to illustrate their mission, not just with exhibits and a lecture series, but on-line content that everyone worldwide can enjoy. […]

Nikon drops 8 new coolpix cameras, including the P300 f1.8 lens

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

“It’s the time, of the season for lo-o-v-ing” Zombies And apparently, also the time of the season for the top 2 manufacturers to release a plethora of new compact cameras. Including this one with a F/1.8 lens: Today, Nikon Inc. announced the new COOLPIX P300, Nikon’s first compact digital camera to feature a super-fast Wide-Angle […]

Weekly Giveaway : No need to be harsh, soften the blow with this.

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

You have possibly seen this item attached to speedlights at various events. Or maybe read about it in your fave photo mag/blog. Yep, you know the thing that looks like a food containers from the deli counter? And most likely was the inspiration for the bit of kit that has become a staple in many […]

Weekly Giveaway: How about a nice, hot, steaming, cuppa, Nikon ?

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Turnabout is fair play. At least that’s what we were always taught. So when we decided to giveaway a 70-200MM Canon lens mug, we had to follow it with a Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 cup. Just to be fair. We could say, “it keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold”, but you probably already figured […]

Real World Review: Our new traveling companion – Urban Disguise 50

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Yep, your storage unit/ garage/closet may be filled with various camera bags collected through the years, and it becomes like Goldilocks and the 3 bears x 100. This one is too small, this one is too big, and this one is just right. The truth is that they are all just right, but each one […]

Art Los Angeles Contemporary: and the fair trifecta completes!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

The month of January in Los Angeles became a triple art fair extravaganza for the collectors, observers and scene-sters. The last one in the series, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, stayed true to it’s name, and never blended eras. So, with all of the contemporary pieces here, we […]

A blog becomes a career: The Sartorialist

Monday, January 24th, 2011

I first heard about this blog from my daughter who followed it religiously. And the man has made a photographic career from this. Well done, sir. enjoy this on your Monday.

Weekly Giveaway: Drink to me only with thine eyes, and this time make it Canon!

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

You’re on a shoot and there’s no liquids around. What will you do? Reach into your camera bag and pull out this Canon EF Collector Mug. A darn fine replica of the 70-200mm 2.8 classic lens from Canon, this one is lined with a stainless steel thermos interior suitable for hot or cold drinks. Just […]

CS5: Sounds like a cop show, but works like a champ

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

There are a few constants in the world of photography: Light, optics, and Photoshop. Not the boldest statement we’ve ever made, but it’s true. The top notch darkroom of today is on your computer and it’s called Adobe Photoshop CS5. Now we touch this program daily, and it is the end game of our workflow. […]

LA Art Show: How about unseen Cartier-Bresson photographs!

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

It’s a full on month of art fairs in Los Angeles, and after PhotoLA we figured, what else could we see? Plenty. So let’s start with rarely seen and never before printed photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Presented by Peter Fetterman Gallery of Santa Monica, this collection of work has some surprising good work and some […]

Need someone to finance your photo project ? They may be reading this right now.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

This is the big stumbling block for many fine artists and photojournalists who have something to say, but not the dough to finance the project. And usually that means the money to make prints for the exhibit, design and publish the book, and generally the expenses the financial freedom to pursue the project in the […]

Weekly Giveaway: We found some gold to share with you

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

PhotoLA has one more day to go, but we feel like our mining for gold is complete for now. You probably didn’t know it, but we were also looking for some gold to pass on to you, in a real tangible sense. So we went shopping. It’s not that Edward Weston print for $120K. Nor […]

We came, we searched, we found. PhotoLA gold.

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

At first blush, we like to just get an overall vibe of a event. Opening night, we let you know that there were fewer dealers and no breakout stars. But then we knew we had to go digging for gold. And we found some. At the Skotia Gallery out of Santa Fe, we found Kelsy […]

PhotoLA is now on: Search for the buried treasure and win!

Friday, January 14th, 2011

The 20th edition of PhotoLA has opened in Santa Monica with a few changes and lots that is very much the same. We do love the event as it’s one of the only art fairs during the year to concentrate solely on photography in this area. OK, THE only one. Almost 60 dealers from all […]

Weekly Giveaway: Color Me Eggleston

Monday, January 10th, 2011

A little bit of an Elmo like headline, but the work of William Eggleston heralded an acceptance of color photography in the fine art world, like no other body of work before. Currently on exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the book we have for our giveaway this week, has been held […]

CES 2011 – Gaga, Gaming, Tablets, & 3D TV: Connect the Dots!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

So the word is that this year’s CES had almost 150,000 attendees! We’ve only gone for 4 years and this was insane with bodies. Good for Vegas, bad for making meetings. We’re going to give a full photo run down, (already been posting some on our Facebook page) after a brief comment. This is the […]

Clyde Butcher: Fine Art photographer – working wet and walking swamps

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

The Annenberg Space for Photography has a current exhibit entitled ” Extreme Exposure: A Journey to Some of Earth’s Most Dangerous Environments”. You know we are huge fans of this unique photographic experience in Los Angeles, and once you go and see all of the offering we know you will be too. And for those […]

Instant Giveaway! Save your neck and back. It’s a Disgrace!

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

And by disgrace, we mean an The Industry Disgrace , by Crumpler! We just came back from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, touted as the worlds largest trade show, and after days and days of walking the football field sized halls, struggling to find a seat to sit and eat, and of course […]

“Daddy, where do memory cards come from?” From a very clean place.

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

These tiny little nuggets of data storage, that keep dropping in price, must be tough to make, right? You betcha! The folks over at Lexar clued us into the video on the making of their chips for media cards and flash drives. Although I feel like I should be wearing a cardigan, and welcoming you […]

3D & Cameras & Tablets, oh My! CES 2011 brings on the new gear for the new year!

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Seems like we just went thorugh the barrage of picking up what’s new in the electronics world fro the holidays, when right around the corner comes CES in Las Vegas. That’s the Consumer Electronics Show. What does that mean to you as a photographer?

Noise makers, bubbles, confetti on the floor. Time for “Photo-A-Day” 2011 to start!

Friday, December 31st, 2010

…..and maybe share your efforts from 2010! Sure, for a lot of us, the camera is another appendage and a photo a day is just a matter of course. But will you define a time to make the image, like every morning before going to work? or maybe picking a subject matter this year? For […]

We have some giveaways, right here. Just a matter of speed.

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

And a big thank you to everyone one out there reading this. Your support every day, week, month and year, keeps us writing more and hopefully helping, informing, and perhaps entertaining you a bit as we go. So, we like to give stuff to you as a small thank you. Photo stuff. Like a copy […]

The photo tool we didn’t think we needed.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Lots of new photo products come our way throughout the year, and when this one arrived, the SpyderLensCal Lens Calibration Systemwe made a call to the company. It went something like this: “Really? Our lenses are tack sharp and why on earth would we need something like this? And for $60.??? Fine. We’ll try it […]

Just a little time lapse share

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

It’s an amazing thing to scan the passage of time in a time lapse manner. And what better subject to show a change than a person. Specifically in this case, a child. thanks to reader Len K., of Sparta NJ for sharing this with us. And if you have anything that grows, you may want […]

The Joy, The Sorrow, The Power of the Still Image

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Driving around Los Angeles for this years holidays was, for the most part, a fun deal. Before the rains hit. Living here for many years, each building is a kind of a landmark and flips the switch on various memories that can play back as a movie, and become just as fleeting. As the car […]

The Gifts That Time Forgot!!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

Well, maybe it’s just the gifts that we forgot. As we slide through the holiday season, we look again at the items we reach for all of the time, or noted when we saw them and just slipped away as they came crashing into us like a hot kiss on the end of a wet […]

Weekly Giveaway: Ho,Ho,HO! Lomo Christmas everyone!

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

It’s been one heck of a year everyone, and we’re down to our last 2 official giveaways of the year. This is one huge package from the land of Lomography! As much as we discuss all digital, there is a ton of love for the analog world. We are a bit partial to the Holga. […]

The Modern Classic Canon Powershot G series gets a minor update

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

And when we say minor, let’s talk upgraded video to 720p and a stereo mic instead of just mono. But then we take a closer look and the new and improved stabilization system of the Canon G12 , coupled with the 4.2 frames per second, now places this series smack in the realm of action […]

Weekly Giveaway : 3 volumes of Scott Kelby Goodness

Monday, December 13th, 2010

We’re down to our last 3 giveaways for the year, which will culminate in the biggie at the very end: The GoPro HD Helmut Hero! This week we’re giving away one of the faves from the past year, Scott Kelby’s Digital Photography Boxed Set, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Whether this is for you or […]

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? This time with the Olympus PEN camera

Monday, December 13th, 2010

OK, dragged that reference outta some cinema history, BUT it’s true. You’ve heard from the majors and their incredible HD capabilities, and it’s time you heard from another major, Olympus. After looking at the full field, Director Of Photography Dean Semler, ASC, went with the Olympus PEN series for some of the most dramatic footage […]

Lensbaby jumps into the Micro 4/3′s arena

Monday, December 13th, 2010

One of the most loved systems of add-on lenses for photography, Lensbaby, showed off 2 of their new products at PhotoPlus Expo in Oct. and they’ve decided to take care of the folks in the 4/3′s arena. OK, decided not just because it was there but because the physical properties of some of the cameras […]

Sling-O-Matic: not for slicing & dicing. A shoulder saving bag from ThinkTank Photo

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We’re not gonna lie. Photoinduced.com is a HUGE fan of the products coming out of the ThinkTank folks. Designed by photographers who know what you need, and the builds are crazy good. Attention to detail,high quality construction, and always the right tool for the right job. From the street shooter series, Urban Disguise, to the […]

Lexar and Crucial give you the gift of time

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Last year we saw the Lexar 600x speed CF card do it’s thing with a read/write speed that was blazing. Now let’s see a real time demo on how to speed up the workflow part of it all with Solid State hard drives, plus a back-up thumb drive that is literally about the size of […]

Hold Steady and Light Me Up : Some cool products from Gorillapod

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

You know we love this company, Joby Gorillapod, for the line up of adjustable tripods. these things are always in our kit bag, help put cameras and lights exactly where there are meant to be positioned. Well, they have a new line-up of tools that every photographer can use: LED flashlights. Not only have they […]

Gary Fong: He’s not just about LightSpheres these days

Friday, December 10th, 2010

At PhotoPlus Expo this year, one of the mainstays, Gary Fong, did not have a booth. In the past, there have been lines of folks waiting to hand over the dough for his products, which have become standards in the industry. That famous white bowl that slips over the speedlights head to soften everyone’s light, […]

GoPro or Go Home! End of Year Giveaway!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Oh, sure we usually bring you the best in DSLRs and Point & Shoots, but our big end of year giveaway is a more unique offering this year. The GoPro HD Helmet HERO Camera first came on our radar last year at CES, and the concept of a quality, tiny, mountable camera that shot HD […]

Weekly Giveaway : Do the Locomotion with Eadweard Muybridge

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

OK, that was a cheap connection between a Motown hit single and the motion study work of Eadweard Muybridge. Love em both, however. Anyway, when the Tate Museum opened their exhibit of Eadweard Muybridge’s work recently, we immediately went to the site and hoped to see some of the great videos that the Tate has […]

The pro back-up system that simply works: Wiebetech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

You know that we are all over the back-up way of life. And you need a solid work-flow to make sure that there are multiple copies. Ever had a hard drive crash? No? You will. All of the manufacturers know hard drives don’t last forever. There is something called MTBF, and it’s not just is […]

Bits & Bobs : A Fast, Mini, Look Around the photo world

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Just some fast notes on photo things we’ve seen in the past week. New product: Joby Gorillamobile. This item takes care of a few of our needs in one handy set-up. First of all, it includes the much needed bumper for our iPhone, insuring better reception. Being a bumper, it keeps the phone pretty slim. […]

And now a word from one of our readers…….

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Fred Bonilla has contributed to these pages in the past, and these projects he is involved in, Do1Thing, as well as Help Portrait, has a special meaning around this time of year. “Acts of Photographic Charity -2010 by Fred Bonilla” Last year at this time, I wrote an article that showcased the charitable efforts of […]

Delkin Devices multiplies your charging options, plus the Fat Gecko gets all sticky with it

Monday, November 29th, 2010

You know, it’s not all lenses and cameras. The things need juice, power, jolts, current, energy, batts. Yep, without the volts, these things are pointless. When we travel, there are regularly 3 things that always need charging in a photographic way: DSLRs, point and shoots, and speedlights. Yes, the phone, image viewer, laptop, iPod also […]

Cyber What? Sure, we have a special deal for you today: FREE!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Unless you really want to catch up on some of our previous articles or perhaps view some of the videos we’ve made for you. But if you like to get up when the sun is warm, we have some giveaways for you right here, right now. 2 T-Shirts, one per winner, limited sizes. (if you’ve […]

Weekly Giveaway – Not what you thought it would be……

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Sure, after posting our Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: The Books, you would imagine the likely candidate for this weeks giveaway would be some beautiful cool book, picked from the selection of ideas that we suggested you get for others. Right? That would be easy and predictable. So in our zigging, when they zag life, […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2010 – Part 2: Between the Covers

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Sure, the gear is cool but it’s about what you create with those tools of the medium. Sometimes they end up in books We love photo books. As so much of our other reading material has gone digital, there is still a great thing about seeing a photo book on paper, in your hands. For […]

Our own little Black Friday Giveaway, and you get to stay home!

Friday, November 26th, 2010

It”s crazy, right? People got up to be at department stores at 3:00 AM to get a few good deals, on some electronics that may be out of date, or in such limited quantities that if you aren’t the first in line , it’s not coming home with you. We’re on our 2nd cuppa coffee […]

Weekly Giveaway: How about a Triple Feature in your house!

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Just a little find from a time looooong ago. Whatever the folks are eating in this would probably cost about $50. now. At the end of this article we’ll share the Simpson’s version of this classic mantra. Which brings us to this weeks giveaway: Photographers in the movies! Shooters have been depicted in the movies […]

The 2010 Holiday Gift Guide is here! Well, the first part, anyway.

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

We’re starting to close in on the end of the year and the holidays are fast approaching. Not news, but we saw that a couple of woman have been camping out since last week for the Best Buy Black Friday sale. They wanted to be the first ones in the nation to start the countdown. […]

Should We Drop “Digital” from Digital Photography? by Fred Bonilla

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

One of our readers, Fred Bonilla, feels that we should examine the new semantics. What do you think? Anyone who took part in PhotoPlus in New York last month is surely aware of Chase Jarvis (He gave the keynote address at The Javits Center on The New Creativity and the Social Art of Photography) . […]

Weekly Giveaway : Say “Cheese” 4 x fast – American Photobooth

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Most of us have climbed into one of these tiny booths, closed the curtain and for 4 timed exposures, made a series of faces that would last forever. On the pier, at a fair, in a mall, and now on your iPhone, we have been taking these simple, fun shots in the privacy of the […]

Bend it like..well…Flashbenders! See these lightshapers in action!

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Rogue FlashBenders light shaping tools. Sure, we’ve talked about em, given some away, and had some nice still photos. To really understand some of the best uses, it takes a live demo to see what you can get. At PhotoPlus Expo 2010, photographer David Guy Maynard set up camp at the Expoimaging booth to give […]

Bits & Bobs : A fast look around

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Here are just some quick notes on things we’ve seen, as we work on longer form articles on some. Exhibits- In NYC, we finally saw the Mexican Suitcase show, at ICP, with images lost since 1939. While not the famous,iconic images from the photographers, of particular note for us was the layout of contact sheets […]

Sony’s gone mirrorless and 3D in these new rigs

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The photo world seems to be going to this mid-size, interchangeable lens, compact camera category with each manufacturer having their own take on it. Sony has the NEX3 and the NEX5 which use a mirrorless system, that should cut some of the shutter lag inherent in these units. With an articulating LCD screen, for helping […]

Canon shows off the EOS 60D and Powershot S95 at PPE

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The beauty of these kind of trade shows that are open to the public is that you can actually touch gear that you may be considering purchasing, instead of relying on an online image. Don’t get us wrong: here we all are online. We do recommend going to these if you have the opportunity, though. […]

Weekly Giveaway: Let’s have some fun with the WHOLE group!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

And now, for something completely different……. Sure, we giveaway great photo books, gear and DVD’s to help you learn more about your craft, but how about something that is just fun? And interactive in the best sense of the word? It’s the time of year when we all gather with friends, family and co-workers, and […]

And…Action! New videos of the latest gear coming your way: Nikon is first up!

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 has come and gone, but we are bringing you some video highlights in the next little while. We checked out a ton of gear and try to make sure that we bring forward only the best of the show. Sure, we probably missed a bunch, and your faves you’ve read about may […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 has left the building! Let’s take another look around:

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

It was a shorter walk around the floor but that just makes us think there could be hidden gems we could miss. Oh, we know stuff was missed, but what can you do? Shoot video, which is what we did. Many of the products will be featured in upcoming videos on photoinduced.com, giving you a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Weegee: The Hits!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Everytime we come to the beautiful city of NYC, the work of this photographer always seeps into our mindset at some point. Arthur “Weegee” Fellig captured the city that sometimes could only be revealed by the bright pop of flashbulb. And original tabloid shooter, his work was a raw look at the city that never […]

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 – Form AND Substance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

It seemed to go quick, but maybe because we were in constant motion. The times we did stop were pretty rich, as the event producers and many manufacturers were putting out some solid photographic training professionals. We are huge supporters of the companies that are as interested in teaching you about photography as they are […]

Day 1 at PhotoPlus Expo – “If you build it, they will come”

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

And they did. Lots of folks on a beautiful summery day in NYC. There were bunches of cool things to see, and the crowd didn’t seem to mind that most hot news had been announced pre-show. Putting your hands onto the gear you may buy is still the best way to decide on a purchase. […]

PhotoPlus Expo: 2010 and we’ll be fast posting!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Yes, it’s here again!- the US photo trade show, PhotoPlus Expo with some amazing seminars to compliment the new gear to see on the Javits Center floor. We’ll be there starting this morning, to bring you some news from what may be coming up in the word of tools to make your photo life a […]

Weekly Giveaway – A moveable feast of light

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

In this case, you provide the feast of light, we’ll help you move it! It’s all about how you shape the light. Plenty of Speedlights will give you the raw output you need , but that light can be pretty gross just pouring out of the top of those things. You need to shape it, […]

Bits and Bobs: Some fast takes on the week in photography

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Hmmmm… with so many things coming at us in the photo world, who has time to get a sense of it all? Well, we’ll try to keep you as up to date as possible, with a solid sifting through the info being pumped out at us all. Look, we also check site when we are […]

Weekly Giveaway – Engaged Observers : Documentary Photography Since the Sixties

Monday, October 18th, 2010

We’d like to offer this book again as a giveaway this week, since the exhibit will be closing in a few weeks, and for those who never got the chance to see it. The catalog of the show has so much more that what is on the walls, that we think it’s part of the […]

It wasn’t love at first sight, but then….The Olympus PEN E-P2

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The current rage of 4/3 sensor, mirrorless cameras first came onto our radar with the Olympus E-P1. One of the judges for a photo contest we ran, Let’s Do Lunch!, was Lou Manna, an Olympus Visionary photographer. You know, every camera company has a roster of professional who use their gear and show you how […]

Like checking your oil, it may be time to check your focus

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

It’s a maintenance thing we usually don’t check till there is an issue. Thankfully in a car, a light will come on letting you know you’ve been neglecting the life blood fluid flowing through the veins in your vehicle. Not so with our gear. No lights, no warning, unless you start to notice some visual […]

Weekly Giveaway – Rock Steady in the Small World!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Of course you could have guessed that this was coming: We are big fans of the Joby Gorillapod lineup and have already been using the new video model for some experimental stuff. With a GOPRO HD, we’ve been doing a bunch of time lapse photography, while leaving our main cameras and tripods ready to shoot. […]

HP 8440w Laptop – Built like tank, and speed like we need.

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

We were asked recently to take a look at the HP 8440w workstation and, although we are MAC users, figured we have to check out what 93% of the world is using. Not sure what the norm may be, but this workstation laptop, the HP 8440w, is a huge step up from what we thought […]

Weekly Giveaway – Jill Greenberg gets all Simian on ya

Monday, October 4th, 2010

We are huge fans of Jill Greenberg. We really are. From the first time we saw her End Times series of babies in their truly end time photos, she had us. A very controversial portfolio of images, as the babies were crying. Those who weren’t parents thought, perhaps, she made them cry for the photo. […]

Gorillapod Video gets your Spidey sense tingling!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Many things are passing through the transom these days, but when this little unit came in, complete with magnetic feet, we couldn’t wait to place it onto something in a Spiderman type pose. The Gorillapod Video Tripod‘s size is small, but the usefulness is mighty. As long as you pay attention to weight. Point and […]

You don’t have to be a packhorse to get the job done!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The Lens Drop Bag. It may seem like a somewhat new category of camera bags to many folks, but working pros, especially the event shooters, have been forever on the hunt for this holy grail of camera bags. The situation is this: You’re walking around with your cameras out and ready and may just need […]

Adrian Grenier v. Teenage Paparazzo : A Parasocial Event

Monday, September 27th, 2010

“you can sell your privacy, but you can never buy it back again.” – Bob Dylan A quote sitting on the Teenage Paparazzo home page site. When the hunted engage the hunters, do they get a clearer understanding of the dynamic? “Why chase me? Why all of the cameras? ” Really? is that a question? […]

Weekly Giveaway -This’ll keep you busy for awhile : The Complete National Geographic

Monday, September 27th, 2010

National Geographic- a classic brand that connotes high quality photography and insightful writing. For over 120 years, this society and magazine have represented the pinnacle in any photojournalists or documentarians career. Translating cultures, nature, and viewpoints in a palatable, yet scholarly manner, this periodical is a gateway to the world for many. Years ago, I […]

1 box, 2 OS – Photoshop Elements 9 shakes hands with MAC/WIN at the same time

Monday, September 20th, 2010

OK, that has been going on before. But in the same box?? At the same time? Yep, Adobe has the latest Photoshop Elements 9 coming your way and both OS are supported in the same package. And perhaps even bigger news is the Premiere video edit software is available in MAC as well. But we’ll […]

Weekly Giveaway : forget the glass, this Canon lens keeps hot things hot

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

We told you awhile back that the Canon lovers would be taken care of. And so it is. We finally got in our shipment of Canon lens mugs, 1:1 replica stainless steel travel mugs. This week it’s the 24-105 f/4 complete with box, lid and even a switchable ON/OFF and AF/MF button. Whether this is […]

Nikon keeps the new gear coming as the D7000 joins the D90 in HD Video land

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

We knew there would be a lot of announcements before Photokina, but this has been crazy! Nikon continues with the new D7000, taking it’s place between the D90 and the D300s, with….wait for it…..FULL TIME AUTO FOCUS in Movie mode! First of all the new D7000: 1080p HD, 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, FULL TIME auto […]

Hit em High, Hit em Low: Nikon releases 2 new fast primes, and one easy to get at Speedlight

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

They have been very busy, those people at Nikon. In the past few months they have released an incredible about of new product. Today, they announce 2 new prime lenses: 35mm f/1.4 G and and a 200mm f/2 lens with VRII. Both have Nano Crystal Coating for reduced lens flare, with great Bokeh, and use […]

Samsung advances their mirrorless line-up in the new middle ground camera wars

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Get ready for the parade of these new middle ground size camera systems, sometimes dubbed EVIL or 4/3 (due to sensor size) And you know what? We love a parade! This is a great category of camera size as it’s the Goldilocks and the 3 Bears syndrome: is this point and shoot to small? Is […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Industry Disgrace that makes you feel good!

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Thank you every camera manufacturer for giving us all camera straps when we buy a body. No, really. Thanks. It holds the camera right, and lets people know, “Hey, I’m a _______user” Sure, it’s all fun and games till someone wears the camera on their shoulder for a full day. Not so much fun, then. […]

Foolography Unleashed: It knows where you are…..

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Not in a big brother kind of way, but in a geotagging manner. We have been fans of geotagging photographs for years and have watched the industry grow with great enthusiasm. Our fave came out of the UK in the form of GeoPic II, and one of the beauties of that system, was that you […]

Nikon keeps the new gear train rolling with new Coolpix models

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Man, things are moving fast. We were just about to post a review on the Nikon S8000, when along comes this revise, the S8100. With this latest model, you now get 1080p HD movie recording, and well as stereo sound recording. As the megapixels wars subside, the manufacturers realized the if the sensor is small, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time to hit the books: Annie Leibowitz style

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Ah yes, summertime becomes a memory and school is back in session. Not for all of us, though. Full time work may be more like it, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. Ever, it seems. Annie Leibowitz is acknowledged as the world most famous photographer, although this past year, her name has been in […]

Measure Twice, Buy Once – The Compact Boom Arm

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

We are always trying to find the most weight, and size efficient gear for the work we do. In an interview situation, our light of choice is LED for speed and weight, and the stands we use to point them also have to be in the same mode. For awhile now, we have used Manfrotto […]

Steve Poster, ASC on HD-DSLRs: Commentary from the real world

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Steven Poster ASC is the National President, International Cinematographers Union, IATSE Local 600. We’ve known Steven for awhile and have had the discussion re: HD DSLR’s many times. Now that he has used them in a real world situation, his perspective is invaluable. Digital Single Lens Reflex Cameras Used To Capture High Def Video. First […]

This just in: The best photo editing software just got a bit better – LR3.2

Monday, August 30th, 2010

I thought you would like to know that Adobe today announced the Lightroom 3.2 and Camera Raw 6.2 updates are available for immediate download on Adobe.com. The updates, originally posted as release candidates on Adobe Labs, extend raw file support to 16 new popular camera models including the Canon EOS 60D and Sony Alpha NEX-5, […]

Weekly Giveaway : These are a few of my favorite things….

Monday, August 30th, 2010

As we drift into the last week of summer vacation (was there a vacation?), it’s a good time to take it a bit slower, get ready for the 3 day weekend, and make sure the cameras are geared up and ready to capture some of the life of the inevitable gatherings. Friends, family, and your […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography is in a sharing mood, and you win!

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

We’re pretty lucky here in Los Angeles to have a beautiful space dedicated to photography, complete with diverse imagery, mainly focusing on the human condition. Annenberg Space for Photography For almost 2 years we have watched this photographic jewel in this city continue to get polished. Many promises were made, and community engagement projects have […]

Weekly Giveaway: We’ll be brief…..

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Packing for a quick shoot, on a short hop, to Baghdad by the bay. Yep, San Francisco, not far, but far enough to pack light for an overnight stay with some image taking in the day. Of course what’s in our bag? The Lexar Dual-Slot USB 2.0 Card Reader Fast, one USB port used and […]

Come for the Zoom, Stay for the Prime!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

One of our favorite travel lenses in recent years was the Nikon 18-200 DX zoom. It had the range: close up, telephoto, compact enough and made packing light on simple travel trips easy. There was a drawback in the first version, with the weight of the glass sometimes letting the zoom extend when vertical. They […]

Nikon finally Gets 1080P, and Brings Auto Focus in Movie Mode with it! A DSLR First!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

It took em’ awhile but they finally did it, and made a ground breaking entry with it. The just announced Nikon D3100 , has all of the ergonomic excellence of a Nikon, takes a full compliment of DX lenses, and lists for about $700. with an 18-55 mm lens. Coming in at 14.2 megapixels, if […]

Weekly Giveaway: Bend It, Shape It, Anyway You Want It- Rogue Flashbender

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Sometimes when we review a product and we like what it does so much, we do what we can to get one in your hands. This is the newest addition to the bag: Rogue FlashBender Small Positionable Reflector Yes, it’s a mouthful but, it does the job. We love simple tools that work. This is […]

Nikon projects into the future! OK, maybe just on a wall, but it’s pretty cool in V2

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Last years hit at the holidays was the Nikon S1000pj. Seriously, everywhere we went, it gathered a crowd. Very social camera, as no longer did people have to look at a tiny screen maybe a couple a people at a time, at best. We would project the shots just taken at a party on a […]

One of the Jazz Greats is gone: Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Photographer Herman Leonard March 6, 1923 – August 14, 2010 © 2010 Jim McHugh We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Herman Leonard yesterday, Saturday, August 14, 2010. Herman was a rare human being, always giving and compassionate. It goes without saying Herman was a great photographer and artist, who loved Jazz music […]

Going Rogue! Shaping your light with ease!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Ok, we all know that a direct flash is a pretty ugly light, and you have to soften it somehow. The tough part is when you are using a speedlight, maybe at an event, and need light spreading . The ceiling maybe too high to do you any good, and the walls may have a […]

Weekly Giveaway : A lens that keeps hot things hot, and cold things cold

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

How does it know? It seems to be all the rage, as you have seen a ton of new travel mugs look like something else. Like a Nikon 24-70 2.8 Lens, or a Canon 24-105 Lens, looking just like a perfect receptacle for a hot cuppa joe. Kinda like this: So we were curious and […]

Taryn Simon – Observing hidden and unfamiliar things

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

She has been here for awhile, and we have been totally unfamiliar with her work until recently. Her work explores the things you may not know. As it gets laid out in her book, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, there are things and places that are hidden in plain site, so to […]

Come, walk with me – Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2010 celebrates record attendance!

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

It’s a solitary medium we have chosen. Not everyone has the Annie Leibowitz staff, or army, or even a cadre of digital techs to compliment the archivists, set designers, stylists, make-up artists, re-touchers, etc. We’d think it’s safe to say that most of us are working solo in the photographic arts. Shoot, process, print or […]

Rencontres d’Arles 2010 – A photographers dream recapped

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

There is a dream that every fine art photographer has. To go to the famed city of Arles,France in the summer, and be surrounded by the finest in the world of photography: the finest work, events, talks, people, and celebration of the art. And for the few who travel to have their work critiqued so […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby to the Rescue!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

(things got crazy yesterday so the NEWSLETTER will come out on THURSDAY ( 7/29) this week and, entries have to be in by SATURDAY (7/31) this week only!) This past Saturday, we led one of the global Kelby PhotoWalks here in Los Angeles, and will be posting some notes on that this week. along with […]

Weekly Giveaway – The best card wallet around: ThinkTank Photo’s Pixel Pocket Rocket

Monday, July 19th, 2010

It’s the real deal. Or they are the real deal. Yep, the designers at ThinkTank Photo know what you need and how to make it. The little plastic cases the cards came in, are stacked, for some reason, between the 2 monitors on the desktop. We have now tossed to the back of the shelf, […]

Does this bag make my gear look fat? ThinkTank Photo has a new retro line-up for you

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

It’s true. Photographers are always looking for that perfect bag. Well, as no camera will give you everything you want or need, neither will one bag. We do have our faves for each type of assignment, or walkabout. The people at ThinkTank Photo have come up with another line of backs called the Retrospective line, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s lighten things up a bit, Ok?

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

This summer has seen some incredible exhibits go up, based on the power of the still image, capturing the human condition in war, poverty, over population, revolution, avarice, self indulgence, and more. We humans can be pretty ugly sometimes, and the camera can capture it all, especially in the hands of an artist who has […]

360º and more: Real World Review on the Spinner camera from Lomography

Monday, July 12th, 2010

When we first held the Spinner 360º in our hands, it had all of the earmarks of a classic product from the world of Lomography. Simple design, solid construction, and a unique perspective We had seen panoramic cameras,and had tricked out 35mm film cameras with a special Minolta hard matte for that special pana-look. But […]

Photo props delivered hot to your door, in 30 mins or less. Domino’s ask for your photos!

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

We see a lot of photo contests cross our desks, and they all have their theme and merits. Are you looking fro exposure, prizes, a place to put your image? Maybe you just need some confirmation that someone other than you and your computer screen think there is merit in your photographs. Whatever the reason, […]

Weekly Giveaway: It doesn’t matter who married who in this summertime book

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

This is not the book, you’ll take to beach and SPF’d and sandy. You will want to sit down with a nice cool drink, and begin to pore through the pages of this new publication from the Getty Museum. Maybe a quite afternoon on a porch, or in your favorite reading spot. It’s not the […]

“Engaged Observers” At The Getty : The photographic essays that change your mind

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

The human condition can be a brutal thing. Or a thing of beauty. There is a poetic manner in which photojournalists approach their subjects, and tell you the story. When you can look beyond the single image, usually highlighted for titillation or shock, there is a deep river of thought and story to be told […]

Living in a Powder Keg and Giving off Sparks: Shooting Fireworks!

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

POYi at the Annenberg: The power of the still photo, is still celebrated

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

It’s days like this that make us glad to be on the West Coast. To start with, one of our fave photo institutions in Los Angeles, the Annenberg Space for Photography, once again hosted the Pictures of the Year, international exhibition ( or POYi). For 2 days, many of the winners gave talks at the […]

Weekly Giveaway – Ready to hit the trail? Lowepro’s got a bag for that!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The good weather is back in North America and that means a lot of you are ready to hit the hiking trail, and get those images that have been hiding from you all winter. This week we have something that should help you out there. The Lowepro CompuPrimus AW.. The CompuPrimus AW is designed for […]

Ohhh, My Aching Back!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

For as many years as I can remember, cameras and gear bags have hung from my shoulders. Years of weight. Strong shoulders now. But…… After a long day of shooting, you need some kind of relief. And I’m not talking about talking the cameras from your shoulder/neck. Bag manufacturers are on the constant hunt for […]

Thanks, Dad!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

My dad and I never did talk about it much. That whole thing about being a dad, what you should know, best ways to bring up a child, teaching, discipline, etc.. He had plenty to talk about on every other subject, though. Photography was something we could connect on, since when he was a young […]

Teenage Paparazzo – How to make more money than a paper route at 13

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The ethical question comes up all the time: privacy/celebrity/ and the inquiring minds that want to know. YOU want to know. NO? Well someone out there does, because the business of the paparazzi and all celebrity gossip is selling better than ever online, TV and yes, still in print. Adrian Grenier, from Entourage, directs his […]

Academy of Art in SF has a bumper crop of solid talent this year

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Every Spring we are lucky to be asked up to the Academy of Art to review the photo depts. students portfolios and give whatever bits of advice we can to help the photographers get to their next level of success. The room is filled with luminaries from the world of photography, who can truly give […]

Time Magazine has a new version of the iPad Magazine, so get your skill sets in order!

Monday, June 14th, 2010

It truly is a game changer for the publishing world. The iPad has shown a new potential depth to magazines, with an interactive experience in your hands like no other. Of course, every manufacturer is now racing to release their tablet PC’s so get ready. Can you say Zune? But what does it mean to […]

Weekly Giveaway – A book, to help you make a book, to help you win lots of money

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Does $25,000 USD sound like a good grand prize to you? OK, it all May be a little confusing but here is the breakdown. The good folks at Blurb.com have graciously offered to give 5 of you a free copy of the book: How to Make a Gorgeous Photo Book. Since that is the business […]

Negotiating rates: A quick lesson in the wrong way from Mark Focus

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The economy seems to be coming back a bit and so your photo business opportunities should be, also. One mistake people tend to make when offering services is to understand where you bottom really is. Negotiating is fine and more people are becoming accustomed to that these days. But don’t let it get this far: […]

“You spin me right round baby, right round”: Lomo intros a new camera!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Ok, maybe a jinky ref. to an 80′s song, but it’s true. Lomography has just added a new camera to their ranks: The Spinner 360! And it takes pictures ..well…in 360 degrees. Using film, this new model has a pull ring to activate the spin, and you decide the direction and style. Here is an […]

Tommy, can you hear me ? Canon’s 7D built in Mic

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It is no surprise, I’m sure, that the built in mics on most cameras of any sort, leave a bit to be desired. Not only are they struggling to capture audio through these tiny holes drilled into the camera body, but they are so close to your fingers working their magic on the sleek camera […]

The Latest – Lightroom 3: Yeah, you’re gonna want it.

Monday, June 7th, 2010

When you are working with a company whose sole mission is to make your images better, and your work flow more productive, each product revision deserves your close attention and consideration. And Adobe has been very, very busy as of late. Photoshop CS5 has just been released and we’re working on highlights review for you, […]

Weekly Giveaway : Let’s hear it for the dad’s!

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

In an effort to give you a good heads up, and time to either make or shop for your Father Days’ gift, we’re going to give you some suggestions. AND give something away that you can totally re-gift for Dad. It all kinda starts here: It’s a Kodak commercial I produced not long ago, directed […]

Real World Reviews: Fast, Steady and Sharp – Pick 3

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

As many of you are transitioning to the HD DSLR’s, the world of motion and sound has either opened up a new horizon or, just maybe, made you realize how much you need to know how to get quality images in that world. (Maybe that’s why there is a film business with unions and trained […]

Lomography comes to Los Angeles! Gallery/Store/Workshops

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The worldwide, dare we say, cult of Lomography has made a new home in Los Angeles. Joining the other gallery/stores in 12 locations around the world, the good photogs of the City of Angels cam now hang their hat at the new space on 7998 Santa Monica Blvd. With every product that you may have […]

What’s In The Bag? w/Frazer Harrison: Wrap it up!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

In this 3rd and last installment with Frazer Harrison, Getty Images photographer, he goes deeper into the bag and walks you through some of the tools he uses daily to do his photographic job. We did a video of him a few years ago when he was a Canon guy, and now that he has […]

Weekly Giveaway – Viewbooks gets you on the right path

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

In our continuing efforts to give you some insight on how the world of photography looks through a working professionals eyes, via our Whats’ In The Bag? series of videos, subscribers to the free NEWSLETTER, know that we are trying to put some tools in your hands to help you get into that world yourself. […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Frazer Harrison – Lights and lenses

Friday, May 21st, 2010

In this next installment with Frazer Harrison, he gets deeper into the bag with some amazing tips on speedlights, batteries, lenses and more. Get a bit of reality from a working pro, who, when we taped this, was getting ready for a weekend of Oscar events. He’s the real deal, and lets you know what […]

What’s in The Bag? w/ Frazer Harrison Part 1: Telling it like it is

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Getty Images photographer, Frazer Harrison, makes his living with what’s in his bag. He knows what works and what doesn’t work. Plus he wants to let you know his opinion. This is why we dig Frazer. He is an immensely talented shooter, working all of the major Hollywood events like the Oscars, Golden Globes, Spirit […]

What’s in The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Pt. 5 – The studio

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

As we come to the last segment in the series with Jim McHugh, he gives us a look around his work environment. Not where he shoots, but where he makes the images. His history, including a photo album from his childhood, old cameras and a lifetime of memorabilia, are filling the nooks and crannies of […]

What’s In The Bag? w/Jim McHugh Part 4 – A little history

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

As we’ve been chatting with Jim McHugh about his process, the gear, and some of the work, it;s probably a good time to get a bit inside his head and also find out where he came from. How do you decide to become a fine art photographer anyway? Is there a certain path you should […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Part 3: the Hockney Connection

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

In this segment we begin to explore more of what’s in the life, than what kind of gear is used, although in this crazy photographic world , it all somehow ties together. Jim McHugh has a long standing relationship with David Hockney, as you can see from this early portrait and some of the others […]

Weekly giveaway – Elliott Erwitt and a bit of Flip O Rama

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Yes, you know this classic photographers work. Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt’s body of work puts him in the pantheon of the master of the 20th century This iconic, ironic photographer has been making his comments on the world we live in with the right amount of humor for many years. Heck, he did a book […]

The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn : Now on at Ovation !!

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Set your DVR’s! Our fave channel to watch is Ovation , one of the last broadcast places to get only art and culture on your TV, has always put together some great weeks of photography programming. This week is no exception. Along with a solid schedule of some previous offerings, they have the US premiere […]

What’s In The Bag? w /Jim McHugh: Part 2- The process

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

In this next segment with Jim McHugh, you get a chance to see how he works the magic. Folks have been curious about the Speed Graphic Cameras he showed off in the last vid, and how he got to the print stage. polaroid film and digital processing?? What the……..??? Well, wonder no more. Part 2 […]

LIFE Mobile- incredibly fun app that is a “must get”!

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

OK, you may know from some of our posts both here and on our various social media sites, that we are huge fans of the now defunct publication LIFE MAGAZINE. But let us rephrase: is is no longer IN PRINT!. It, and the archives it owns, are alive and well online and in this insane […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh-Fine Art photographer

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

We’ll take a lightly different turn with the What’s In The Bag? series this time, as we feature Jim McHugh, fine art photographer. Ohm, he started as a magazine shooter, and all of that experience led him to where he happily resides now: firmly ensconced in the world of fine art and galleries. In this […]

What’s In The Bag? KR- How he got started and how your path can get set

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We have been enjoying bring you this latest series of What’s In The Bag? with Kristian Dowling. He has generously been sharing tips, gear ideas and showing what he uses to get the money. In this segment, he lays out a path. The path he took. And advice as to what your path can be, […]

What’s In The Bag? Mr. Dowling has some Manual advice for you in Part 8

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

As we shot this series, Kristian Dowling was very passionate about what he used and how he shot. He also wanted to make a special point about taking your camera out of auto and shooting manual. The best way, since basically, your camera’s meter reads reflected light, and not ambient. He’ll explain it all to […]

What’s In The Bag? w/ Kristian Dowling Pt. 7 : Bigger than a bread basket

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

In this most current installment of “What’s In The Bag”, freelance photographer Kristian Dowling, brings out the big guns. Although firepower is not what these lighting modifiers are about. Rather, it’s the way they mold and shape the light for larger area. And since you may have good sense of how Kristian works by now, […]

Still Time to get your MOPLA on LA!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

April showers bring…well, a ton of photographic activity in Los Angeles. One of the most passionate supporters, collectors, gallery owners, and creator of the LUCiE awards. Mr Hossein Farmani, has created a month long celebration of the photographic arts in Los Angeles, called MOPLA. Executive producer Cat Jimenez and her team, have once again put […]

World Press Disqualifies Winner: What do you think?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

As we trumpet the arrival of Adobe Photoshop CS5, should the registration come with an affidavit promising that the user will only produce images for good? Here comes that blurry line again, in the age of accessible image manipulation. The World Press Photo organization had announced the winners of this years best photographs, earlier this […]

Say hello to your new friend: Photoshop CS5

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Here is the press release: (yes, there is a new tool called Puppet Warp) Some of the BOLD lines are our finger pointing. Milestone Release Celebrates 20 Years of Unrivaled Image Editing and Innovation SAN JOSE, Calif., — April 12, 2010 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended […]

Weekly Giveaway – Quelle Surprise: Henri Cartier-Bresson / The Modern Century

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Sure, you could see this coming. The way we spoke about the exhibit and the accompanying book, it should come as no surprise. It was a very easy choice picking this book, to offer to you this week. Of course we are talking about Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century , by Peter Galassi. And since […]

Henri Cartier-Bresson At MOMA: On first blush

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

“I prowl the streets all day feeling very strung-up and I’m ready to pounce, determined to trap life, to preserve life in the act of living” Henri Cartier-Bresson If the phrase “The Decisive Moment” means anything to you, then the name Henri Cartier-Bresson probably ranks high in your photographic lexicon. One of the most influential […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling – Part 6: Bend it, Shape it, Anyway you want it

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

In this segment, Kristian Dowling, shows some of the way to modify your light. Bend it, soften it, spread it, shape it, and even color tone it to get the shadows and illumination just where you want it. He is highly skilled and an artist in the location lighting techniques, used to create some of […]

Weekly Giveaway – A quarterly look at the photographic arts we love : Aperture Magazine

Monday, April 5th, 2010

We do this from time to time. A little swing back to the point of it all. The beauty and power of a still image Sure, we love our tools and we want to learn the best way to use them in order to achieve the creative goals we envision. There will be many more […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling: this time we see the cameras

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

This time Kristian Dowling gets to the meat of the matter: Out comes the hardware-Nikon D3 and Nikon D3s. He’ll tell you why these cameras are his choice, plus this time you get a close look at the bag itself, a ThinkTank Airport Security V.20. And now part, Part 4 with Kristian Dowling, Coming soon, […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling: Part 3 – show us the light

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

OK, it’s kind a Part 2, and lenses are kinda part 3 but don’t let that distract you from the great info that Kristian continues to share in the next installment. He’ll show you his techniques for off camera flash as well as the gear needed to effectively do it. The light, the power,a nd […]

“What’s In The Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling: this time, he gets into the glass

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

In this video, Part 2 in a series of, well…more, Kristian gets into the lenses and gear he uses for events, parties, portraits, all just working out of his bag. Details on the why and how each lens is used, in a simple straight forward manner, Kristian Dowling gives you the working photographers perspective on […]

“What’s In The Bag” : Kristian Dowling, freelance photographer, shows us what gets the job done

Monday, March 29th, 2010

We’re back again with a new series of vids of photographers sharing with you the gear they use, and more importantly, why they use it. This photographer, Kristian Dowling, was of special interest to us as he not only shoots existing light or speedlit shots, he is expert in the use of strobes and light […]

Weekly Giveaway – Black Rapid:the new way to carry your camera

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

It seems to be all the rage. Photographers are carrying their cameras NOT by the camera strap, but by a knob screwed into the tripod socket, which is attached to a sliding strap. Check this out unit from Black Rapid: Now when we first saw this, it seemed a little crazy to be hanging about […]

Revisiting an old photograph

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Sometimes you get to go back to a place you knew before. Perhaps you made a photograph of a building, a cityscape, a person. Then when you come back, it still evokes the memory but it’s changed. Kinda like high School Reunions At SXSW, I was able to experience that in a very strange way. […]

Nikon gets some skin in the social media game at SXSW 2010

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Doesn’t quite feel like it was less than a week ago that SXSW in Austin, Texas ended. One of the best 10 day festivals of Interactive, Film and Music, incorporating seminars, screenings, performances and some of the best collisions of the people working in social media and every form of entertainment today. We spent a […]

Annenberg Space for Photography Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Water: Our Thirsty World Exhibit

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Crazy, right? The year has flown by, and this photographic addition to the Los Angeles Landscape, has been serving our community with free lectures, slide shows, seminars and exhibits, all housed in a very cool space in Century City. The Annenberg Space for Photography’s latest show has them teamed up with another powerhouse, National Geographic […]

Are you ready? Photoshop CS5 Content Fill – Magic? maybe.

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We have been doing some beta-testing with the new CS5 but this video will give you a sweet taste of what’s coming. it just keeps getting better……..

In Memoriam – Jim Marshall: one of the greatest music photographers that ever lived

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Sad news today- Jim Marshall, legendary music photographer passed away last night in NYC. He was 74. © Damon Webster Jim Marshall at Duncan Miller Gallery for the Woodstock 40th Anniversary exhibit. Known as a hard core pro, there is a story about him (well, many no doubt) coming on to the stage during an […]

Congratulations to the Winners of the Let’s do Lunch! Photo Contest

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

We’d like to thank everyone that submitted photos for this contest and special thanks to our sponsors and judges, that guided us along the way. The GRAND PRIZE winning photo came from Katya Evdokimova: © Katya Evdokimova We are in touch with the Food Bank in London that Ms. Evdokimova asked the donation be made […]

SXSW:10 days of non-stop life happening in front of our cameras

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

True, we have been a bit lax in getting our posts out to the site, due to 10 days of non stop shooting in Austin, Texas. We want to give the behind the scenes info on what goes on at the hottest festival around, in our opinion, SXSW. With 3 sections, somewhat overlapping, categories of […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby AGAIN??? Heck, Yeah!

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

We couldn’t resist offering this set again. You came out in force to get this so in fairness, we had to do it one more time (at least!) We’ve been on an educational binge lately. The tools at our disposal in the digital world of photography are truly mind boggling. The computer that you call […]

SXSW welcomes the world. Or it just feels like that.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Huge crowds began pouring into Austin ,Texas today for the SXSW festival. Covering Interactive, Film and Music, of course the first folks we meet on the plane are Philip Bloom and his fiance Sara, both photographers, but Philip is here to do 2 presentations on shooting with HD DSLRs . So it was a lively […]

Delkin now protects you from irritating wetness

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

What we really mean to say is that Delkin products ( the Archival Gold DVD, Fat Gekko people) has come up with a few things to make your life on or near water a little better. At PMA a couple week ago, they were showing off a waterproof bag, the Jellyfish, for your smartphone or […]

Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally shows you the light

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

The Hot Shoe Diaries is written by Joe McNally and may be the best handbook on using speedlights out there. (Not to be confused with Red Shoe Diaries, an adult series on HBO in the 90′s hosted by David Duchovny) While you may not use the bagful of flashes that Mr. McNally uses, he will […]

Analog gets Animated

Monday, March 8th, 2010

We do love it when friends of photoinduced share some cool stuff that they find. Shout out to Zac R. for this excellent animated short he found on Vimeo Digital Analogue from ftjelly on Vimeo. “Since the introduction of digital technology the relationship between camera and photographer has altered dramatically. Speed and accessibility have come […]

Lensbaby keeps adding to the repertoire: Now you can be a total Control Freak

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

The fans of this product are legion. For 6 years now, the Lensbaby movement has been strong as enthusiasts around the globe, attach the focal plane adjusters to their camera bodies, and shift your eye to put you just where they want you to be. It has evolved through the years, going from a system […]

Fuji fills an analog void

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

When Polaroid decided to end the instant film production, they crushed the hearts of many an aficionado of the instant grat arts. The world was going all digital, so who would want an instant print? Lots of folks. So Fuji moved in and took up the charge. They now produce all of the pro instant […]

Gorillapods put your gear just where you want it

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We love to show you the kind of gear that we think is a must have in some part of your life. Packed into our camera bag, there is always at least 1 Joby Gorillapod. Why? When we need an extra hand to hold the speedlight, or we want to be in the video too, […]

Olympus PEN series – That 4/3 sensor deal seems to be working

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

There is a new category for digital cameras that Olympus has been at the forefront of in design and acceptance in the marketplace. The PEN series of cameras uses a 4/3 sensor, which allows you to keep a pretty compact profile while getting a high quality image. We showed you a full up demo from […]

Weekly Giveaway – Naneu Lima :You can never have too many camera bags

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Oh, it’s almost like figuring our which camera and lens to choose. Which bag to carry your gear in. Is it an event with quick lens changes? Stealthy urban street shooting? Simple auto transport, shipping, flying, and about 100 other specific needs. It’s always an internal conversation. And a constant search. We got turned onto […]

PMA 2010..and Action! Let the videos commence!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Up the aisles, down the aisles, across to the next exhibit hall, and up the aisles, down the aisles. Rinse and repeat. That’s kinda what we do when we go to a photographic trade show. There are the major things to see that there may have been pre-buzz on, or things that we hope to […]

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby explains it all

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

We’ve been on an educational binge lately. The tools at our disposal in the digital world of photography are truly mind boggling. The computer that you call a camera, has so much capability that most of us never unleash, you may be missing some creative tools in your kit. You have to get that secret […]

PMA – Day 2: The hunting and gathering continues….

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Honestly, we have not been in this trade show deal for many years. With the economy the way it is, manufacturers get very picky as to where the will meet the press and the buyers to show the latest offerings or tease the upcoming products. PMA has traditionally been one of the major shows to […]

We Moo’d, Sony’d, ThinkTanked, Fuji’d around a little, Got Hugged by a Gorilla(pod), had a little Delkin, and learned something brand new

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

You can’t ask for more from photo trade show, really. Not only did we get to see some cool new gear, we were made privy to a new product from HP that will protect artists, dealers an collectors. Too cool for school. The day began with Sony announcing a brand new small format camera with […]

PMA – Kicks off this weekend. Fresh gear anyone?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

PMA is staring tomorrow in Anaheim, and they gave us a little peek into what we may be seeing from some of the photographic manufacturers. The HoodLoupe used on many new HD DSLR rigs, got some attention from the press. We’ll be taking a closer look at the Fuji instant cameras. Everyone’s favorite, Moo cards, […]

Lomography lands in LA for some good, clean, photographic fun

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Last Thursday night, the world of analog photography grew exponentially in Hollywood. The global fans of the world of LOMO will rejoice with this new west coast flagship of the plastic camera kings. When you want to slow it down a bit, shoot some film, and take a bit of a risk, in your photography, […]

Happy Birthday, Photoshop! After 20 years you just keep getting better

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

You know in the world of digital imaging, 20 years is pretty much unheard of. In that time, we’ve seen many major software developers come and go. The dot.com bust, came and went. But the people at Adobe, continue to constantly improve and deliver on what is the standard for our industry. Photoshop. Twenty years […]

And the winners are……..!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our biggest photo contest yet, Let’s Do Lunch! There were entries from all over the world and winners from all over the world. The winners are: Grand Prize: Katya Evdokimova of London, England 1st Place Winners: Friends and Family – Dan Komoda of East Windsor, NJ Down […]

Museums VS. Galleries: and the difference is…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

A few weeks ago we attended a series of photography exhibit openings, with each having a distinctly different flavor. One had the au courant provocative series of large color images, another gallery featured a historical bent, with black and white images of US history. Both of these shows came with a price list, and books […]

Yep, he did it! Oncemany.com comes through daily

Monday, February 15th, 2010

A short while back, we told about this artist selling off every day in the calendar year to you and you alone. You can buy a day, add a concept, stir in a bit of background and Shane Rich will cook you up a heaping plate of photographic goodness promoting…whatever the heck you WANT! Your […]

Lens cap: $3., Working Polaroid SX-70: $35., Free ELVIS cards thrown in the deal? Priceless!

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Who knew. Well, we used to know. Every month in the Pasadena Elks Lodge, all kinds of used gear photography dealers gather and lay out their wares on long tables. What do they have ? All kinds of camera goods in all kinds of conditions. Brand new, used, VERY used, and that exact thing you […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school: Redux!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

…for about 2.5 hours on this very solid DVD with Bob Krist and Joe McNally , Nikon School Presents A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting Sometimes we have items that are so popular we have to give them away again. This is one of those things. We love it when the manufacturers take it upon […]

Real World Review – Naneu U220 Roller bag: A One Photographer Road Show

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Give your shoulders a break. The camera bag manufacturers have heard your backs aching, and want to give you some relief. Nope, not an assistant to carry your gear, but bags to make things a little easier. Roller Bags. Most of the major brands have been entering this field for awhile, but today we’re going […]

Do you have enough Flair?

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Like the modern classic movie “Office Space” we’ve got plenty of photo flair to show our enthusiasm for photography. Jennifer Aniston’s character in that film didn’t want to add more flair to her uniform, so she took another road. © 20th Century Fox We have been collecting/been given, a ton of the stuff, flair, through […]

Weekly Giveaway – It’s Tool Time with Joby Gorillapods!

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Sure, we’ve been getting a little bookish lately on the giveaway front, so it’s time to get into the old tool box. Love the books because, at the end of the day, the image is what it’s all about. You need the gear to get there though. And every tool box has a variety of […]

Redrock Micro: Focus, people, Focus!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Ahh that shiny new HD DSLR is warming up in your hands, and you know you’ll be able to shoot some killer video. What could be so hard? You know how to pick up a camera, suss the right exposure ( or go auto), and then let the auto focus do it’s magic and Voila! […]

Tell us a story, Alex Prager

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Week-end is the final chapter in a trilogy created by Alex Prager, now showing at M+B Gallery in Los Angeles, simultaneously showing at the Yancy Richardson Gallery in NYC photographer Alex Prager with her photograph Wendy, 2009 behind her. As in the other photographs in the trilogy, The Big Valley and Polyester, Ms. Prager has […]

St. Valentine’s Day: Just a little bit of emotional pressure

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Well, the most emotionally charged, personal connection filled, holiday is almost here. St. Valentine’s Day. The pressure to express your love for another is never greater than on this day. But what is the right way to do that? These classic candy hearts, with their messages of love, have recently been updated to include “Text […]

Excuse me, my eyes are down HERE! The Nikon D5000 lets you put em’ where you want em’

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Yes, the beauty of an articulated LCD screen is being able to keep your eyes where you want them, and let the camera stretch to get the shot you want. Every time we shoot and event, there is always an opportunity for an over-the-crowd shot to the stage or main subject, like a wedding. Of […]

A photography book for $400,000. Can I Have 2?

Monday, January 18th, 2010

And the Fair has left the city…..Short and sweet. PhotoLA has left the city til next year. A good time had by all, and some new discoveries made. Like how you can spend $400,000 on a photography book. 21st Editions, long renown for making the highest quality short run, limited edition photography books ( we […]

Weekly Giveaway -” The kid with the camera eye” : Norman Rockwell

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Norman Rockwell has long been considered the quintessential illustrator of American mythology through the first part of the last century. His depiction of everyday characters and commonplace situations, delivered an insight into a mid reality, becoming more than a caricature , yet not quite a documentary style photograph. The use of a slightly more intense […]

Sometimes you just don’t need the Ferrari: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

And when we say Ferrari, we mean Adobe Photoshop CS4. It is the industry standard that has such an incredible tool box, there is really no reason to use other software. Of course, there are some bits that you’ll want to plug-in to enhance the experience and the options. onOne and NIK have some of […]

Like any good Fair, it brings out the community

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Whether it’s a county fair, state fair, or in this case a photo fair, one of our favorite parts is that the community comes out. Not out of the woodwork, but comes out to share in a common interest. At the county fair there may be funnel cakes, the worlds biggest squash, fried twinkies, and […]

The Fair has come to town! PhotoLA is back for the 19th edition!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Many years ago, PhotoLA was held at the local auction house, Butterfields & Butterfields, up on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. Opening night was dedicated to raising money for a charitable cause, and photo aficionados from around the city gathered, to see what the dealers from all over the world had brought to town. It almost […]

Oncemany.com: A simple concept made brilliant!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

We are always looking for great ideas from photographers to share with you, and this one just started the new year off right. Taking the concept of a Photo-A-Day for 365 days, photographer Shane Rich not only plussed it but made it a business. 365 Day photography Project feeds Starving Artist And the way he […]

Sit in front of a computer much?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

One of the more surprising exhibitors at CES was the Herman Miller design company. Amongst all of the gadgets and gizmos, 3D TV’s, E -reader/slates, phones, and power devices, was a chair. And a desk What a brilliant call to show off the latest items. We all spend many, many hours in a chair, sitting […]

CES 2010 – You’re a photographer: What the heck does a tech trade show mean to you?

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

It is known as the world largest electronic showcase in the world. The word is that 110,000 attendees made it this year with over 330 new exhibitors. It’s a trade show where manufacturers preview new technology soon to be available in the marketplace, or prototypical items coming down the road. Perhaps way down the road. […]

CES 2010: Introducing a new Creative director at Polaroid – Lady Gaga!

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

From a company that has been on the brink of disaster, with scandal rocking it to its’ core, thanks to the shenanigans of Tom Petters, to a decision to stop making it’s most popular product, instant film, Polaroid appears to have a made a Hail Mary play hiring Lady Gaga to become a creative director. […]

The odds are pretty good….

Monday, January 4th, 2010

…that you could be a winner in the Let’s Do Lunch! photo contest! There some solid entries, but we are looking for a lot more to not only give away some amazing prizes (HP laptop, printer Nikon DSLR, Adobe software, ThinkTank Camera bags, Color Munki calibration device, custom Blurb book, and much more), but to […]

Weekly Giveaway – Less Time In Post, More Time Pressing the Shutter: Xrite ColorChecker Passport

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Look familiar? It should. We gave one of these away in Oct. and we are happy to start off the new year with another one. There is no excuse not to get the true color of your photographs. At least as your starting point. Tweak away as you like once you get the basics. How […]

Random New Years stuff

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Hope you all had a safe and happy New Years ! Did many of you bring your cameras to the celebrations? Can we see? Here are a couple of things shared with us through the various posts we’ve received, and friends on old Facebook: Magnum Photos had some images of New Years aftermaths. Hopefully, you […]

Oh, what a year it was…. Fine….. NEXT!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Say goodbye to 2009. And not a moment to soon. It’s been a wild ride with the new economy firmly in place. With wretched excess getting forcibly kicked to the curb and the rest of the population firmly ensconced in the best new ways to communicate all of that, it has been a full year. […]

Weekly Giveaway – Aperture Magazine: A thing of beauty 4x a year

Monday, December 28th, 2009

As we see the year and decade end, we’d like to plant some new thoughts for 2K10 (will that be the term?) If we continue to look outside of ourselves, and explore the world of photography around us, perhaps our work by the end of next year will have grown. It’s one of our barometers […]

In Praise of Print

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Ok, We know you are reading this online. And by now you may have visited about 4-5 of your favorite sites to get some top line info. Maybe you even watched a short tutorial on the latest Photoshop technique. We did. But then we are going to a local restaurant for lunch. The perfect place […]

And right before Santa hits the road…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Santa Monica Promendade © Damon Webster We wish all of you a safe and happy Christmas (yes, we said the word). You may be spending your last day in the office today, or maybe you’re getting that 1:00 PM close tomorrow , but whatever you’re doing, we wish you all the best. Our big wheels […]

Real World Review – Road Trip! Hard Drives to go

Monday, December 21st, 2009

We do a fair bit of road time, and nothing says lovin like setting up a mini edit suite in your hotel room. Mmmmmmm… Nobody upgrades their laptops that often, so the speed with which you work with assets will vary. One of the major tools we carry on the road are hard drives. Usually […]

Weekly Giveaway : HP MediaSmart EX490 Server- Now that’s a BIG way to end the year!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

You know we are all about backing up your ever increasing digital life over here, at photoinduced.com And as we find ourselves in either a home or office with everyone needing/wanting to access similar files, the concept of a server is moving away from business into your personal life. Imagine an entire house of computers […]

View from the Smogranch with Daniel Milnor – This time, he’s in NYC

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Here is another post from one of our fave photo writers, Daniel Milnor. Not only an incredible photographer, his viewpoint has just the right amount of cynicism to suit us. This time out, he’s in the Big Apple. While we were checking out gear, he was checking the streets. I was in New York and […]

Lucia De Giovanni, Photographer – Her Life Project

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

One thing we will be starting to do here is highlight the work of some of our readers. This article about Lucia De Giovanni came to us and felt like a great place to start. It was written by Linda Rubright, and with her permission, we reprint it here: I write this from the coffee […]

4 Years ago Photoinduced.com went live. Look how we’ve grown. Thank you!

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I woke up on a Jan. 1, 2005 and wrote the first 5 pages of what would become photoinduced.com. There were many more components than you see here, including a broadcast component, and original programing, but the essence is here. Our good friends at the Barbarian group, did the original design of the site and […]

Real World Review : Nikon 1000PJ – Part 1

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

What is one of the most important reasons to have a point and shoot camera is to conveniently be able to capture the random moments in your life, as well as notable events, parties, etc. The next part is to share the image, by either “chimping” ( the term used when everyone ohhhs, and ahhs […]

Weekly Giveaway – Stay mobile, my friends

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

And by that we mean that you should be able to transport your files between the places you travel, even when it’s just between your home and office. Sure, that includes when your home IS your office. One thing that always travels with us is a jump drive. Known by many names: thumb drive, USB […]

Sun-Sniper Camera Strap: A whole new way to carry your camera

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The question is – did we need another way? The old over-the-shoulder, camera strap connected at 2 points to the body, seemed to work. And with a great padded camera strap, longs days, and heavy lenses, were more bearable. At the last trade show we hit, there were at least 3 different options for carrying […]

Weekly Giveaway – Who Shot Rock & Roll? It’s all here

Monday, December 7th, 2009

( the answer for the weekly giveaway of 3/24/2010 is : TINA TURNER) Currently at the Brooklyn Museum, this full accounting of the photographic record of Rock & Roll hangs in all it’s glory. But you know how we like to share stuff that the whole group can enjoy. We can tell you about an […]

Lowepro Camera Bags take you outside and carry a heavy load

Monday, December 7th, 2009

There are a myriad of camera bag manufacturers to choose from, and we all get to our favorites. Although crossing the brand lines based on specific needs, is really they way we go. For the outdoorsy photog, the ones who backpack their way into a setting, Lowepro has been the leader for many years. The […]

“Acts of Photographic Charity” by Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

One of our regular readers, Fred Bonilla, asked if we could post this item. At first we agreed in concept, but weren’t sure how folks that were not in the best of circumstances would react to having a portrait made. When things aren’t great, people may feel they are not looking their best and don’t […]

Olympus PEN EP-1; Packs Small and Plays Big – Lou Manna shows you how

Friday, December 4th, 2009

OK, you’ve looked at the DSLR’s and the standard point & shoots. If you have some deep pockets, even the Leica family of jewels. This camera, the Olympus PEN E-P1 , has perhaps started it’s own category: compact body with interchangeable lenses. And it shoots HD video with cd quality stereo sound. By using a […]

Nikon D5000: Variable Angle LCD, HD DSLR, 12.3 MP and the right price

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

One thing that we always do at an event is take an overhead crowd shot. Usually, it becomes a an approximation of framing, based on experience, and well, blind luck. The Nikon D5000 has taken care of that with the articulated screen. No, it’s not the first camera to do that, but the first one […]

Canon 7D-1080P, 24FPS, and 12,800 max ISO. Oh yeah, it takes still photos, too

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

The race continues on. Or is it a competition? Every new DSLR coming down the pike, is all about the video improvements, although it usually helps the still side of the equation, also. Whichever way you look at it, the customer wins. Canon introduced this new 7D, and took care of some of the issues […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2009 – MultiMedia Version: This time it Moves!

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Just when you thought it was safe to ask for a lens, a camera bag, or maybe a speedlight for the holidays, along comes the multimedia explosion. The choices out there for capturing multi media content are massive, but you knew that. The gear suggestions we are putting on the list are relatively affordable, and […]

Weekly Giveaway – onOne Plug-in Suite: Plenty of tools all in one package

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

We’re going to start the Dec. giveaways big! First up is a great package of plug-ins for Photoshop, from onOne Software: Plug-In Suite 4 : Professional Edition We are huge fans of this company (they made the DSLR Remote Control for the iPhone) and have packaged a solid group of programs that will make your […]

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2009 – Let’s get ready to ruuuummble!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Sure , it’s been a ..different kind of a year. Fine, we won’t sugar coat it: it’s been darn rugged. The new economy is getting old, and we are spinning twice as fast for half as much. Well, almost. There is still this time of year though, that encourages you to spend some of that […]

This is not an empty shell : Redux

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

( This article was first posted on Nov. 27th 2008. It still feels the same.) [photopress:MagrittePipe.jpg,thumb,alignright] Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Magritte. Nothing like that. Instead it’s a bit of thanksgiving memory that has a photo of an object as it’s touch point. [photopress:shell2.jpg,full,alignright] […]

Stack it, Support it, Light it – Manfrotto and Bogen Imaging have some pretty cool tools

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

When you are getting a little more serious about your photography, you’ll need some gear that, hopefully, you only buy once. Bogen Imaging, who handles a bunch of premier brands in the US was at PhotoPlus Expo showing off some new items, and some new company acquisitions. If you have had to transport or store […]

Weekly Giveaway – Lou Manna tips the tricks on food photography

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

You may have wondered how all of the food on ads, recipes, menus and product labels look so good. Well, we’d like to say there’s an app for that. But there isn’t. It takes a knowledge of photography, coupled with the tips of the pros. We’re talking about the pros that shoot food for a […]

Deane Fitzmaurice on transitioning to Multimedia

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Multimedia has become the bucket phrase to describe the addition of audio and video to the photojournalist’s skill sets. The gear is out there, and as a still photographer, it’s up to you to decide whether or not to embrace of of it. Deanne Fitzmaurice is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, and co-founder of ThinkTank […]

ThinkTank Photo Helps the Transition With New Multimedia bags

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Are you ready to give multimedia a shot? You know, are you a still photographer adding motion and sound into your mix ? Assignment shooters are coming into a time where they are being required to do just that. Lets, see…. you’ll need some microphones, a digital audio, recorder, good headphones, you DSLR, and a […]

Photo Miami – Let’s Take a Fresh Look at Things

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

In a few weeks, Art Basel will be taking over the scene in Miami, and photography will, once again, get it’s own special fair amongst the many pavilions dotting the South Beach scene. After sales of art have plummeted in this new world economy, every dealer is looking for that bit of upswing that seems […]

Neil Leifer – Legendary Sports Photographer

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Yeah, we know. Looks like a similar title to the last one. Well, when you have 2 masters together in one place, you want to give them equal billing. Tonight there will be a gala opening for the show Sport: Iooss and Leifer at The Annenberg Space for Photography, and it opens to the public […]

A few minutes with Walter Iooss – Legendary Sports Photographer

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Yesterday at the Annenberg Space for Photography, we were given a preview of the new exhibit Sport: Iooss and Leifer. And luckily, the two photographic masters were on hand to chat a little bit about their life and work. © Walter Iooss Michael Phelps, Balitmore, MD, 2004 The first video chat we’ll present is with […]

Canon 1D Mark IV – Latest HD/ DSLR entry making news

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Only about a year after the 5D made a major mark in the HD/DSLR world, thanks in part to Vince Laforet, the folks at Canon seem to be accessing all of their video knowledge from their other divisions and implanting them into their newest DSLR’s. You have to remember that these DSLRS are still very […]

Gary Fong Lights Sphere Vers. 3 – Simpler, Collapsable, Still Good

Monday, November 9th, 2009

A few years ago, we attended an event where the photog had this funny white contraption on the front of their flash that looked like a DIY food container/light modifier. Should it hold my potato salad or shape my light? Food or Flash? It turns out it was the 1st version of the Gary Fong […]

Lou Manna: Food Photographer and Judge in the Let’s Do Lunch! Photo Contest

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

We keep adding some very big stuff to the Grand Prize in the Let’s Do Lunch! photo contest. So far there is a Nikon D5000 DSLR Camera w/18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens , HP Notebook PC (model to be named shortly), HP Photosmart Premium TouchSmart Web All-in-One Printer , Think Tank Photo Airport International camera bag, […]

A now, a word from our friend at the Smogranch : Daniel Milnor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

We dig the perspective of our friend Daniel Milnor, from the Smogranch. Here is another offering, he has graciously let us share with you: The Portfolio Review Bruce Davidson looks at work, Palm Springs Photo Festival© Daniel Milnor 2009 Get ready to give confession. Get ready to spill your guts. Get ready for intense pleasure […]

“Shake it like a Polaroid Picture” may be coming back in style

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

When the Polaroid Land camera was first around, you had to peel apart the print from the developing chemicals, and coat the B&W shots with a preservative liquid. You really did need to shake it, to dry the coating. Ok, maybe you didn’t HAVE to, but you did it, anyway. And a part of popular […]

Nikon D3s: And now, a look at it on video.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Here is another chance to look at the new Nikon D3s at PhotoPlus Expo 2009 We had it in our hands a coupla weeks ago and wish we still had it. Click here for some of the sample images from our shoot. Nothing like a little youtube video to make us nostalgic for that night […]

Feel the Need For Speed? Lexar has new 600x media cards for you!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Ahhh, nothing like saving all of that money on film, not to mention the processing. And all of the DSLRs have such huge file sizes that your photographs can go poster size, no problem. Using those media cards again and again, has saved you untold thousands,right? May have even changed how you shoot. Those cards […]

Shot in the Dark: Now possible with the new Nikon D3s / Real World Review – Part 1

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The other night in NYC, Nikon took a bunch of us over to a secret location to have a few hours with the new Nikon D3s. As we had a bite to eat in Mid-Town Manhattan, they kept the “test facility” identity under wraps. We walked onto the street and only a few blocks from […]

Day 3 PhotoPlus Expo – Less Gear, More Luminaries

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

Well, the floor was bit less crowded today, but the seminars, keynote, and booth presentations were pretty well filled. PhotoPlus Expo 2009 was coming to a close. Business still seemed brisk as people were people all of the items they may have been checking out the previous coupla days. We also made some last stops […]

Day 2 PhotoPlus Expo: Softer crowds, deeper digging

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Been another day at the Javits Center and have doing a huge amount of video taping of the new products to get you a front row seat for all of the new photo goods we could get to. Honestly, they are some long days, the dogs are barking so we’ll be posting some pics for […]

Day 1 at PhotoPlus Expo 2009: Crazy busy on the trade show floor

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Beautiful day in NYC and we heard it was in the 70s! Nice. Of course we were inside all day at the Javits center checking out some of the newest gear. And we weren’t alone. By the size of the crowd at PhotoPlus Expo, and the lines at any dealers booth that was selling, and […]

Go ahead, tell the nice people what you’d like!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

And we mean it. Adobe Lightroom is releasing their latest public Beta version, 3, and they want to know what you’d like. They are calling this a medium-rare version, as they’d like to give the folks that use this program a bit of time to be heard and get the tools they really want in […]

Weekly Giveaway – Thomas Allen puts the pieces together in a whole new way.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Photographer Thomas Allen prefers to see things just as he likes, not as he finds them. Of course he gets some help from classically illustrated pulp novels. It’s unique process, as he lives far from a city in Michigan, scouring through online book stores to see where the proper visual elements may come from. He […]

Street Smarts- “What’s in the bag?” with Chris Weeks showing how to pack light

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

The last in the current series of videos with LA based freelance photographer Chris Weeks. This time he shows you what he carries when he is doing his more personal work, away from the world of assignments. He packs small, but mighty. Check it out: We’d like to thank Chris for all of the solid […]

” Let’s Do Lunch! Photo Contest ” Win Prizes and Feed People

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

How many times have you had a great lunch and figured, it looked so good, maybe you’d like to share a photo of that. Or perhaps the meal had a certain importance because of where you were or who you were with? We want to see those photos. And perhaps help you get published. And […]

Nikon D3s – Fast/Quiet/ HD Video/Crazy High ISO : We’ll Take it!

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

The rumor mills have been swirling, as everyone in the photo world has been waiting for Nikon to make it’s 800 lb gorilla move into a pro DSLR with HD Video capability. Well, it just entered the room. The Nikon D3s with an incredible ISO capability that carries over from stills AND video (how about […]

Weekly Giveaway – Who Doesn’t Like Choices?

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Everybody likes to have a choice. This week we’ll be offering the the winning entry, their choice of 4 pretty cool photo prizes. Sure, we have a gift box, where we gather goods through the year that we think you may dig. Of course, new stuff always catches our eye, and opportunities arise where we […]

Photoshop.com Mobile – Yes, It’s an App.

Monday, October 12th, 2009

We knew that eventually, the big companies would be here. Lots of great smaller developers are creating some amazing mobile software for photographers. We applaud them and download them. You do know that you don’t have to suffer through the ATT phone misery, right? With a stand alone iTouch you can download apps to your […]

The Summer Project – You Have to Plan Early

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Sure, it may say “Summer” and you think you have a lot of time, but this stuff is planned far in advance. The Foley Gallery has this great concept for a Summer exhibition. The deadline is supposed to be o Oct. 15th, but we just spoke with the organizer and they will be able to […]

Photographers in Cinema – “Blow Up”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

When I was kid, the concept of becoming a fashion photographer seemed pretty cool. Not so much the Funny Face/Avedon type, but the slightly grittier version. Photograph beautiful women, cool cars, party time? C’mon, I was raised in an apartment building in New Jersey. There were minor and hard to find glimpses of that life […]

Weekly Giveaway – XRite ColorChecker Passport: Yeah, you want this.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

There is no excuse not to get the true color of your photographs. At least as your starting point. How about we help make it easier for you? This weeks giveaway is an XRite ColorChecker Passport, one of the best tools we’ve seen to get the job done. Easy to carry, can be used in […]

Every event is another opportunity

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

That’s just how I look at it. Whenever people are gathering, you have an opportunity to have your camera out and be working on your skills, figuring out things on the camera, experimenting with techniques, and perhaps honing your skills in approaching folks with a camera. You can call it street photography, photojournalism, or whatever […]

Weekly Giveaway – Irving Penn could be coming to your house!

Monday, September 28th, 2009

We mean of course, in the form of a catalog of the recent show now appearing at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. A short bit ago, we wrote about the exhibit, and felt that it is proof of realization of a promise made to the photo and fine art community, years ago. They are […]

“What’s In the Bag”- HD video with DSLR: The Full Monty!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

In the 2nd part of this special HD video with a DSLR , “What’s in the Bag” segment, photographer Chris Weeks shows you the whole rig set up and ready to go. Plus there is the all important sound tip in there that you can’t miss. Here is the honest truth about a couple of […]

Want to know what you need to shoot HD Video with a DSLR? “What’s In the Bag” with Chris Weeks gives you the inside scoop

Friday, September 25th, 2009

In another installment of “Whats’ In The Bag” photographer Chris Weeks shows us how he’s making the addition and transition to video. As the photo agencies, like AP, Getty and Corbis, are asking their contract and freelance photographers to start adding video coverage to the mix, a whole new animal has raised it’s head. And […]

What’s In The Bag? – This time Chris Weeks shows us the goods

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

A few weeks ago, we ran into a photographer at an event in Hollywood, and since we usually chat up the shooters, this time was no exception. Chris Weeks is a freelance photographer based in LA, who has one of the freshest takes on the standard assignments that occur in a photogs life. Check out […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon Capture NX2: Look Ma, No layers!

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

You know we love choices. It all about finding the right tool for you. Go to the brick and mortar stores to see how a camera feels in your hand, hit the trade expos if you can. And download the trial versions of software and try them on for size. Like this software, Nikon Capture […]

Real World Review – XRite ColorChecker Passport -This Goes Right in the Bag !

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

(This just in: Xrite is holding a free webinar on the best way to use the ColorChecker passport. 2 times to sign up for and it’s free. We love it when manufacturers help you use their products! See you Online!) It’s about workflow. And the right color. How do you know it’s the right color? […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon School DVD: Understanding Digital Photography

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Oh, we know you’ve already got it down. But I know there isn’t one of us that couldn’t use a little refresher. Or perhaps just a way to explain things to your friends who all look at you as the photo guru. Sure, we’ve seen it. You may just know how to do what you […]

We Found Some Real Gold! TV show from the early 80′s – “Talk About Pictures”

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

And of course you can imagine what it’s all about. In a simple Interview format, ala Charlie Rose, Life Photographer Leigh Wiener and photo enthusiast and perennial sidekick, George Fenneman, interviewed photographers and talked about their work for 130 episodes of an Emmy Award winning program. While on a set, we met the son of […]

Part Three – Come for the Finale, Stay for the Credits

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

We’d like to thank Chris Weeks for giving us the opportunity to share this very cool series with you. At the end of this video you’ll see the credits for the series. Always a good thing. And we’ll be giving you a closer look at the gear he uses, and find out why, in our […]

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part Two with Chris Weeks

Friday, September 11th, 2009

As promised, here is the second part of the three part series. Note that there are other photographers represented here, Severin Koller, Frank Jackson and Mario Anzuoni, in addition to Chris Weeks, representing their own style of street photography. Enjoy!

Weekly Giveaway – Family of Man – Needs to be in your library.

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

That’s all we have to say. The Family Of Man is a classic book covering the most well attended photographic exhibition EVAH! 256 photographers globally ,contributed to this show curated by Edward Steichen, considering the human condition. Birth to death, everything in between, cross cultural. There is a reason this book of the 1955 MOMA […]

Iris Nights at the Annenberg Space For Photography – Thursday Night Lectures Become Part of the Fabric of LA

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Since they opened in the Spring, the Annenberg Space for Photography has been offering us a chance to hear from working photographers, speaking about their work, and sharing images, both part of our visual collective and some so personal you gain a new insight into the mind behind the camera. What a great way to […]

Real World Review – Lowepro Toploader Pro 75

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

The real world this camera bag lives in and our would are, honestly 2 different things. What we mean is that Lowepro, who is truly the leader in outdoor, backpacking camera bags, and has been for many years, has produced a bag that lives best on the trail, in our opinion. Lowepro Toploader Pro 75 […]

Weekly Giveaway – In a New York State of Mind: Saul Leiter

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It’s about the summer heat and the winter chill. Photographer Saul Leiter, was able to bring a temperature gauge to his photographs, along with a gritty city feel, that put you there. Whether it was his photographs of a waiter working in the sweltering humidity, or his classic wintry window, that let you experience the […]

DSLR Remote from onOne: a $20 bit of Real Magic

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Seriously. We were working on an article about tethered shooting, when this came along. Tethered shooting; you know, where your camera is USB connected to your computer, and as you shoot, the photographs get displayed on your computer monitor, be it laptop or desktop. Very handy to see what the heck you have, and let […]

Collision,Convergence/ Po-TAY-toh, Po-TAH-toh, It all comes down to the same thing

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

You will be spending more money. Oh yeah, sounds great, right? As still cameras gain acceptance as HD video cameras, you really have to look at the whole picture (sorry) and what that means to you in gear purchases, coming your way. This collision or convergence of mediums, will affect you shooters out there. HO, […]

“We are stardust, we are golden”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Sound a little like a line from a song out of the 60′s? Yep, it is. Woodstock it is, my friends, and on this 40th Anniversary of that event, you cannot miss the images or the tributes. Or how about a movie based on the actual event? Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee opens this […]

Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally’s “Faces of Ground Zero”, OOP

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

You may know Joe McNally from his speedlight adventures on the Strobist, or teaching his methods for getting some great photojournalistic shots. Quite honestly, our first encounter with Mr. McNally’s work was an exhibit at the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles of his massive over life sized, Polaroid portraits of the Faces of Ground Zero. […]

Emilio Morenatti, POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Seriously Injured in Afghanistan

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

You don’t usually get a chance to meet the photojournalists that cover the atrocities of war. Most of the time they are on the front lines covering the event, or hanging in the local hospitals finding out where the most dangerous areas are. And then going in and getting the most harrowing looking images you […]

Weekly Giveaway – Keith Carter Documentary by Anthropy Arts

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

This one was actually a surprise entry, as we already had another item ready for you, but the good folks at Anthropy Arts felt one of you should have a free copy of the Keith Carter DVD. We like that. So, we’ve told you a bit about this item and the rest of the series, […]

Anthropy Arts brings you some of the finest photography documentaries

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

We have the pleasure of watching most of the DVD’s made of biographies of photographers. From the 10 min. quickie hits of the Contacts series to the PBS versions of insights into an artists life, such as the Contacts series Our shelves are filled with a few hundred of these, as we collect what may […]

Oscar Winning, Beautiful and a Talented Photographer : Jessica Lange is honored by the George Eastman House

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

When you hear about an actors passions other than what they are famous for, you may sometimes wonder: is it the fame that legitimizes the other endeavors? Or, in the case of Jessica Lange, can you look at her photographs and be fully objective on their merit ? Quite honestly, we feel that there will […]

Real World Review – Crumpler 8 Million Dollar Home

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Can we say they have the coolest camera gear website? Sure, we can, Because they do. And the recent revise makes it easy for you to check out their products in all kinds of ways. Now we’ve said it before: most photogs have a variety of camera bags based on the need of the shoot. […]

NIkon introduces new point and shoots. How about a touch screen and a projector built right into your camera??

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

OK, these guys at Nikon have been very, very busy. We had the DSLR’s announced last week, and now this new line-up of Coolpix point and shoots. And some pretty amazing cameras, with features we did not expect. First up is the S1000pj, and the pj doesn’t stand for pajamas. We were blown away when […]

Hard Drives will fail. Not if, but when.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Sorry, but this is not really new news. Those spinning plates holding your precious data, and yes, I mean photographs, will only really spin for so long. That’s why we are always advocating a good back up plan. As does everyone else in the industry. OK, that’s the info, what are some other methods to […]

Nikon Releases info on D300s and introduces a new Model in the line-up, the D3000, *PLUS*, new 70-200mm FX Lens + the 18-200 mm DX gets a slight revise!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Ready? Here we go with some topline on some Nikon new releases!- First up, there is an update on the D300 now called the D300s with HD video capabilities, plus external audio recording, AND auto focus in video mode. Utilizes that awesome Nikon 51 point focus system. Dual card slots (CF and SD) allows you […]

Weekend Wanderings

Monday, July 27th, 2009

Summer time usually brings a galleries “permanent collection” out from storage, as many folks aren’t staying inside looking and purchasing art. But there are always some gem events out there that get you out of the flip-flops, and shift your mind set. This weekend in Los Angeles, there were 2 events that we attended on […]

Weekly Giveaway / Real World Review- Gorillapods that have to be in your bag.

Friday, July 24th, 2009

( At the end of the article we have a special 20% discount code for you if you’d like to go ahead and purchase one of these from the manufacturer. ) You have seen these devices, we’re sure. Interconnected ball joints, topped with a platform that lets you connect almost anything; heads, cameras, flash units, […]

Weekly Giveaway – 2 Masters, 1 Book

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This has got to be one of our new favorite books. Photographing America: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans is on the coffee table and in 2 days, has been opened about 6 times. Actually, that’s a lot in a short time. Now , this is a book we first found in Paris last fall, while […]

Scott Kelby Photowalk 2009- Chinatown, Los Angeles

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

On Saturday July 18th, 2009 there were 913 separate photowalks taking place globally. What the heck is a photowalk Well, you take a group of like minded folks, photographers in this case, assemble them, and together, you walk along a prescribed path taking photographs, socializing, discussing gear, sharing images, and generally hanging out with a […]

Canon D10 – Real World Review : Don’t be Afraid Of The Water!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

We recently put our hands on the latest entry into the Canon Point and Shoot line-up, the PowerShot D10 12.1 MP Waterproof Digital Camera . Touting underwater capabilities, plus cold weather resistance, and a bit of a shockproof housing, they had our attention. Since summertime is here, the first line of fun is the pool. […]

Julius Shulman – 1910-2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

We lost one of the masters on Weds. Night., July 15th, 2009 At 98 years old “One Shot “ Shulman, never stopped. Never stopped shooting, (he photographed the new Annneberg Space for Photography this spring) and never stopped touching the lives of so many people. His subjects were the Modernism architecture of people like Neutra […]

Free, for lack of a better word, is Good! Reeaaly Good.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Good morning. Welcome to your free software Weds. For 24 Hours Only, Light Crafts Offers Consumers the Gift of Aurora for Free Palo Alto, Calif. – July 15, 2009 – Light Crafts today announced several updates to Aurora, its powerfully simple photo editing, organizing, sharing and storing software, including the addition of two photo editing […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Industry Disgrace

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

When you’re carrying around a heavy duty camera and a solid piece of glass on your shoulders all day, you could uses break. Sure it’s cool to declare your camera manufacturer allegiance on the strap, although haven’t you already done that with the camera? It’s time for relief. From 1st hand experience, this Industry Disgrace […]

Annenberg Space for Photography wins again with 2nd exhibit

Friday, July 10th, 2009

“You have to see things other people don’t want to see. You have to do your job” Colin Crawford, Director of Photography Los Angeles Times And that job has been examined and celebrated in the second exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the new photographic jewel in the crown of Los Angeles. A joint […]

Weekly Giveaway – This one is easy – “The Americans” by Robert Frank

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Yesterday I did a pre-walk around Chinatown getting ready for the July 18th Global Photowalk. A little Dim Sum, some conversation, and a bit of GPS photowork. I know, a slow Sunday. While downtown, no visit is complete without a walk around some of the available art. And now at MOCA is an exhibit of […]

Shooting Fireworks – Some Tips Other Than “Don’t Hold Them In Your Hand”

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

Always blend your resources, because sometimes Brick & Mortar just works!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

It’s nothing new really. I do shop for a ton of things on-line. But major camera gear, I like to put my hands on and have a brick & mortar store standing behind it. Plus the ease of servicing. With books, it’s usually a different matter. Amazon is always the first choice, as the deal […]

What’s in my bag?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Well, whenever I travel, as in fly, I have to pack tight, light and right. The gear that goes has to be rugged, have a purpose and many times, have some back-up. On this last trip, since stills are always a part of the deal, and video gets packed in there too, a hybrid pack […]

Weekly Giveaway – It gave us those nice, bright colors.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

“So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away” Paul Simon Yeah, I know, everyone has been referencing this song. Maybe because it’s easy. Mostly because it was true. A good friend of mine was the photographer for a major global advertising account, that shot in every exotic location you could imagine. And every possible light condition […]

Drawing to a close…

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

It has been an amazing week of screening work, checking it online, powerful seminars with the smartest people on the planet, and seeing our friends from previous years, at the 2009 Cannes Lions Advertising Festival. Toss that all together onto the Riviera, and you have a pretty solid festival. Even with the numbers down both […]

Day 3 at the Cannes Lions Ad Fest

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Well , we are seeing the crowds beat a steady rhythm around the Palais (fancy term for the convention center) flocking to, and exiting, the seminars en masse. And you can see the seminars for yourself, for free, @ canneslions.com. A first for this event. And you should take advantage of it, just for the […]

And the crowds appeared like magic….

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

..to the 2nd day of screenings and seminars at the Cannes Lions Ad Festival! The crowds came into the Palais to check out the shortlist for the print/ poster/and outdoor awards, and managed to fill the space nicely. People were in at 9:00AM sharp to see who made the cut. this is a fraction of […]

Into every life, a little rain must fall…..

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

……or least into Cannes. It’s been pouring for a few hours here, but not many of the delegates got wet. Why? Well, for one thing, attendance is trimmed way back this year, at the Cannes Lions Adfest 2009. I heard almost 40% . And the entries are also down for the most part, but the […]

This may sound crazy, but……

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

We have found that some of our readers have traveled through the site but many don’t know how deep we go. And we keep trying to hear what you like and deliver. So we created this video, kinda walking into the site and checking the reources. Sure, share it with your friends and fellow photogs. […]

The roar of the Lion, the smell of the gutter bar.

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

OK, day one at the Cannes Lions Ad festival. well, almost day one. Night one is more like it. a favorite watering hole, soon to be overrun by ad folk. You don’t have to work in advertising to know that the ad industry has been affected by the “new” economy, like every one else. But […]

Weekly Giveaway- You want Naked Hollywood or Naked Bugs? It’s all 3D to us!

Friday, June 19th, 2009

You may have realized by now if you are a regular reader here, that we love 3D. Remember this article? All kinds. Stereopticons, Lenticular, Anaglyph, film, still, with special glasses, without special glasses, fried, sauteed, or steamed. And Hollywood does too. They know that one of the premium theater experiences that you cannot get at […]

“Forget it, Jake. It’s .. Chinatown”. And we’re going to check it out on a Photowalk

Monday, June 15th, 2009

One of the all time classic lines delivered to Jack Nicholson at the end of the movie “Chinatown”. On July 18th, 2009, we are leading a Photowalk there, joining simultaneous photowalks all over the world. Scott Kelby and NAPP are running this second annual event, and there is a good chance there will be one […]

Weekly Giveaway – Instant Photos! (kind of)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Last fall, we made a visit to NYC for PhotoPlus Expo and, of course, a stop at the International Center of Photography, or ICP. Always a solid group of photography exhibits under one roof, and this time was no exception. A celebration of the tintype, filled the back room with over 150 images, all captured […]

Some simple, useful tools. Good AND cheap!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Check out what the pros use. Every time we go to an event our eyes are on the photogs to see what they use to get the money. The right stuff. The real deal. the gear. The goods. We ask questions too. And we have found a couple of items that are pretty easy to […]

“Side by Side” by Debbie Zeitman

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

One of our frequent contributors, Debbie Zeitman, has a global proposition for you: read on: © Debbie Zeitman We often come to Photoinduced to learn of great gadgets and read insightful reviews, to have our eyes nudged to others’ work for awe and inspiration and to learn behind-the-scene tricks. But how about a little kick […]

And now, a word from the SmogRanch

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Another installment from one of our favorite writers/photographers, Daniel Milnor “Polaroids” fake of course. So a few weeks ago I wrote a long post about tilt-shift lenses and how I thought they were basically a gimmick that made just about any image look good. I never posted the post, but I’m still thinking about it. […]

The Suit Jacket Camera, Real World Review – The Easy Way

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

We told you what the goal was here: find a good enough point and shoot camera, to carry in a suit jacket. So bulky, or sticky-outy (technical term meaning “protruding from the main camera body” ) lenses need not apply. Whether you are out with your buddies, or at an more elegant affair. Or maybe […]

Weekly Giveaway – You may leave, but don’t forget.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Ahhh, the sweet smell of commencement! Caps and gowns, mortar boards and diplomas. Politicians, celebrities, and business men address the graduates with pithy, sometimes inspirational, sometimes trite, and usually a coda to a turning point in your life. Or someone you know. And what about the memories of your years? Is it all encapsulated in […]

You knew we’d get here eventually, right?

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

We’re talking about the video portion of our program. The video you make with your still camera. No we’re not going to go to the D90 and Canon Rebel series. Yet. And the 5D MKII will have to wait. Let’s start small. And relatively accessible for the wallet. Add video in your pocket. While we […]

Weekly Giveaway – Back it up, baby!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

If you are lying there, comfortable in the knowledge that all of your digital life is safely tucked away on your hard drive, in it’s little folder, juts waiting for you to access it, it’s time to WAKE UP! OK, sure, you have an external hard drive back up with ALL of your photos and […]

MTV Movie Awards And Nikon. Love that Matrix feel!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Of course you remember the famous scene of Keanu Reeves in the Matrix, dodging bullets by inhumanly leaning backwards, and you got to study the moment from all 360 degrees. Pretty darn cool. And you know how they did it? Still cameras. A whole bunch of them. And powerful computers, spiffy software, and patience. It […]

Remember that guy Barry that you took photographs of in college? His last name wasn’t Obama, was it?

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Last night at the M+B gallery in Los Angeles a new exhibit opened called BARACK OBAMA: THE FRESHMAN. The photographer, Lisa Jack, a fellow student at Occidental college, photographed our future president at 20. This single roll of film, comprises this show and give a tiny, fleeting, glimpse of the man would make history. © […]

Who’s Next?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Every year I fly up to the Academy of Art to join a group of professionals in reviewing the photographic graduating class’s portfolios. We sit in a room and it is a bit like speed dating: the director of the program puts each student with a different reviewer, and shortly thereafter, calls time and they […]

Arts of Privacy – Check The Stacks

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

While attending an event at a local museum, The Hammer, we made sure to get there early to wander around and catch up on the exhibits that we had missed. One in particular struck us, not as much for the art itself, but for the concept. To wit: “The Darker Side of Light: Arts of […]

Pilfered – A Cool New Online Mag With A Provocative Name

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Patrick Hoelck is a well respected commercial photographer, artist and now, film director. He is the creator and captain behind a new online magazine, Pilfered. Now in the world of advertising, photographers and directors are asked to present a visual interpretation of how they would approach a concept or creative brief. This, in addition to […]

“Animalizer” and “Me So Holy” – Some New iPhone Photo Apps

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Let’s walk over to the fun side of town. That place where you can take your snaps and play around with them right on your phone. Yep, the movie hasn’t started yet, or the doctor is making you wait way too long, and you want to be productive. Or creative. Or not go to Facebook […]

Hol-ga! Hol-ga! Hol-ga!

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Somehow I’m always reminded of the scene from Animal House when they get ready to have a Toga party. It’s a chant for sure, except instead of getting wasted and wearing sheets, we’re talking about the cult classic Holga cameras. These little plastic cameras have garnered the most amazing following with Flickr sites, fan clubs, […]

Sebastiao Salgado : The Genesis Project

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This man has a special mission and he is completing it with his photography. Perhaps you are familiar with his work as a documentary photographer and his book “Workers”. You may have just come to know him through his most recent work, “Africa” The intensity of the images included in these tomes is matched by […]

M is for the Many Things She Gave Me

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

This article is being reprinted from a posting last year. Today, as it’s Mother day, I felt it was a fitting post in her honor. And remember to honor your mother, in what ever way you see fit.

Brad Elterman – Like It Was Yesterday

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Back in the 70′s, the hot culture in Los Angeles was full of music, celebrities, parties, and wannabe’s. Wait….whats different? OK, not much. However, photographers get to archive and represent for their time. If they are good, they can tell a story of what it was like “back then”. He calls himself a paparazzo, but […]

Small, Discreet, And Worthy

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

We are on a hunt. Oh, sure, we love the DSLR and the glass. Huge files, big zoom, lotta sensor, and technology that can shoot an assignment using algorithms used to make mathematicians weep, in the firm grip of your hands. mmmmmmmm…… But life won’t always let you bring that tool into play. Circumstances may […]

As Real As It Gets: Wyatt Neumann

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

We met this guy over cocktails in the south of France and knew from his incredible energy, he had a definite point of view of the world. A very intense one. In the night heat of the June coast of the Riviera, you could easily sense that this photographer/director, was just about to burst out […]

Can You Be Taught To See?

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

As a photography student at Ryerson in Toronto, one of our textbooks was John Szarkowski’s “Looking At Photographs”. C’mon. I know what I see, and how I feel about it. Either I am affected or not. I look at photographs all the time. Right? Au contrere, this arrogant, young, student found out. Grasshopper needed a […]

From Our Friend At The Old SmogRanch

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

He calls them rants, or musings, or a personal perspective. We just dig the voice. Just Hangin w/ Daniel Milnor So I volunteered today, most of the day, over at the somewhat local darkroom. I planned on printing a little, just playing around with split toning, which I THINK I have an idea how to […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Wonderful World of Color!

Monday, April 27th, 2009

And we’re talking about some rich color. Tri-Color, Pigment Printing. Known as Carbro prints, these vivid images were made popular by a very few photogs. The expense for each print was a prohibitive $150. per. Of course, that was in the 1920′s. In my college days, studying the various print processes was part of the […]

Smart AND Cool: Crumpler Camera Bags Add A Few New Notes

Monday, April 27th, 2009

At the last major gathering of photographic manufacturers in Vegas, we checked in with the folks at Crumpler, to see how they may have improved on the cool factor of their well made camera bags. They did it with a couple swift moves. First of all, they have a sweet velcro “silencer” that has now […]

Squeeze As Much As You Can Out Of The Experience

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Actually , you should be doing that with every part of your life, but today lets just talk about the slightly sedate experience of visiting a museum. Oh, sure, you walk around, maybe get a “gut hit” from a few pieces, or recognize work from advertising that promoted the show. A little snack, a visit […]

It IS Easy Being Green!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Sorry Kermit, but we have to disagree with your famous lament about how hard it is to be green. There are too many ways to be aware and do our part for the planet. And if you’re reading this, chances are you are already doing it, by choosing photography as your medium of choice. With […]

Weekly Giveaway – It’s Brand New And We’re Giving Away 10!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Today, a company called Light Crafts, introduced a new online photo editing system, called Aurora. Now this company also has a product called Light Zone, aimed at the pro and pro-sumer, but this new deal has got some features that will make your social networking life look a little bit better. o Visual photo editing: […]

It’s Kinda Like Working Out: You’ll Know When You Need To Do It

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Nobody likes to find repeated marks on their digital photos. You know, maybe the sky has some weird pattern of small cloud puffs that could have been made by a sky writer…but weren’t? And there is a reason most manufacturers of DSLR, on all levels of their lines, have some sort of sensor cleaner built […]

A History Passed Down

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Laura Oles is one of our favorite writers in photography. Although we have posted articles before to her page on this site, we didn’t want you to have to search for this one. Your Living Library By Laura Oles There are few things that can touch the soul more deeply than gazing at a picture […]

Lowepro Updates to 2 Solid Designs

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Last month at PMA, we met with a TON of manufactures and have just been sifting through all of the info to pass on to you. And the video. Look, we know that before you can make a solid purchase, you want all of the info. Take a look around the item. Kick the tires, […]

FYI- Nikon Has A New DSLR Baby – D5000

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

OK, just announced yesterday was the new D5000 by Nikon, with over 12 megapixels, face recognition, HD video record at 720p, @ 24 FPS, an ISO range of 100-6400 ( using Hi and Lo settings), some pretty in-camera retouch features including a soft filter effect , which promises to soften a scene or just a […]

The Streets Belonged To Her – Helen Levitt: 1913 – 2009

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Helen Levitt, one of the best street shooters we’ll ever see, passed away a couple of weeks ago at the age of 95. And it didn’t seem like she ever stopped shooting in her long life. You’ve no doubt seen some of her work. Perhaps this shot of kids in their Halloween costumes. New York, […]

Don’t Play With Your Food…Shoot It!

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Ah yes, the sweet, manufactured colors of the delectable Easter candies, called Peeps. Shaped like abstract baby chicks or simplified rabbits, these sugar encrusted, basket fillers, have made their way into the collective unconscious. We have even seen a TV documentary on the making of Peeps. Not really a food, but a filler. Once you’ve […]

The Annenberg Space for Photography’s Thursday Night Specials Continue!

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Yes, the hottest new place for photography in LA, Annenberg Space for Photography, just opened on March 27th, with 11 photographers from Los Angeles, featured. It’s free, parking is way cheap ($1.00 for evening events, $3.50 during the day) and not only is there a brilliantly curated standing exhibit, there is a study area with […]

Photographs of Photographers With Their Iconic Photographs: Tim Mantoani -Behind Photographs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

That is kind of the concept behind this beautifully shot series of 20×24 polaroid photographs. Tim Mantoani has gathered the current biggest names in fine art, photojournalism, commercial, sports, nature, music and everything else, and had them pose with thier most iconic images. Douglas Kirkland posing with the photo of him with his Marilyn Monroe […]

Weekly Giveaway – Tool for the Strobist

Monday, April 6th, 2009

A couple of weeks ago, we showed you some items from David Honl’s line of light shapers, distributed by expoimaging. Basically for those using speedlights, which is basically ALL of us at some point, you really want to use the light in a better way perhaps, than just opening up the floodgates. Sure, you can […]

Month of Photography Los Angeles Projects A Solid Run

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Last Saturday night the folks behind the Lucie Awards, the Oscars of Photography, debuted their latest love letter to photography: MOPLA, or Month of Photography in Los Angeles. With 2 galleries exhibiting work, B+ spinning ,and libations flowing long and strong, the celebration got a solid turnout at Bergamot Station, with the crowds maneuvering to […]

Thank you all. We were named #40 in the Top 100 Photo Sites in USA TODAY article!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

This site has always strived to build a community, share what we’ve seen, and review what we’ve found in the world of photography. [photopress:WEB100_badge2.jpg,full,alignright] On Friday, there was an article in USA Today, linking to a list of the top sites in photography. Our ranking of #40 in a field of 100 of some of […]

There’s Must Be A Pony In Here, Somewhere!

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

There once was a young boy, who was so upbeat and optimistic and everything, it actually had his parents very concerned. What would happen to him as he grew up and started to engage with the bleak realities of the real world? Would he be prepared to deal with the truth of the ups and […]

And The Wars Continue…..

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Megapixel Madness! Is 12 Enough? by Fred Bonilla While the PMA show in Vegas yielded some nice gear goodies, as Photoinduced highlighted last month, It seems that the biggest news made there was a seemingly innocuous statement made by Olympus’ Akira Watanabe, their head of SLR planning. Mr. Watanabe In gearing up for the future […]

Gear That Works – ThinkTank Comes Up With Smart Gear, At The Right Price

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Those guys in black are doing it one more time, with gear for those of us that may shoot on location. Or out of the studio. Or anywhere you can set up your computer. This is the Pixel SunScreen V2. Folding light and flat as a round reflector, this pop up workspace has been designed […]

Weekly Giveaway – Flash Drive With Cool Factor : Magic * Luck * Friendship

Friday, March 27th, 2009

While cruising around the trade show floor at SXSW last week, we came upon one of the coolest tools we’ve seen in awhile. We all have to carry around a flash drive, whether we need to transfer files from one computer to another, or perhaps carry around a presentation in your pocket. (Don’t go there, […]

The Annenberg Space For Photography Is Days Away

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We are very happy that the Annenberg Foundation loves photography. A lot. They have created this unique new space in Los Angeles, the Annnenberg Space for Photography, that has gone way beyond a simple exhibition building. [photopress:annenberg_8.jpg,full,centered] Of course what they have done with 10,000 sq is amazing. What could have become a simple box, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Let’s Take A Moment to Back-Up

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

[photopress:kq455aa_300.jpg.jpeg,full,alignright]Springtime is here and it’s time to clean-up, clear out, and make room for the new. Isn’t it? All of those photographs you have locked away somewhere on your computer, maybe hidden in unknown folders with cryptic DSC-100 type codes. Yeah, we all have them. OK, take a deep breath, and get ready to fix […]

A Toast To The Cadre Of Photographers Covering SXSW

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

At every major event you can see them laden down with the bags of gear, strobe frames, wrists and necks full of badges, laminates, and passes. Even the cameras had their own tags [photopress:_1507.jpg,full,centered] When you are watching music, they get the 1st row access (at least for 3 songs), at the conferences, they are […]

The Techies Fly Out And The Skinny Jeans Fly In

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Austin is now seeing the changing of the guard: The Interactive portion of SXSW has ended, [photopress:_SXS1987.jpg,full,centered] Hooking up in the Blogger Lounge [photopress:_SXS1971.jpg,full,centered] Chris Anderson, writer of the Long Tail the film continues, [photopress:_SXS1754.jpg,full,centered] Robert Rodriguez filled the room with indie filmmakers [photopress:_SXS1820.jpg,full,centered] Rose McGowan with happy fan As in all film festivals, though, […]

Can I Get That Blended, Please?

Monday, March 16th, 2009

The visual media has been fully ramped during SXSW this week. We have seen more image capturing devices in one place in ever before. But where do all the images go? Shared with friends on a social networking platform, emailed, print pubs, or maybe just on a site like this. This is becoming the norm. […]

SXSW Is Being Transmitted By Every Means Possible!

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Seriously, we have seen more folks twittering, shooting stills, rocking Flip Mino’s, emailing, texting, and yep, good old fashioned pen to paper, getting the word out about the events at SXSW. And we’ll admit that, although we have been tweeting, the posts have been slower. The days have been starting at 10 AM and downloading […]

The Latest Holgas Are In!!!

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Last week in Las Vegas, FS Distribution was showing plastic cameras amidst all of the latest technological photographic products. Stuck out in the crowd like crazy. Good crazy. We were drawn to it like a moth to a flame. C’mon who out here hasn’t used a Holga? [photopress:holgawood.gif,full,centered] Really? You, over there? Dang! Well, there […]

It Ain’t Bringing Sexy Back (yeah!), But It May Save your Digital Life – HP MediaSmart Home Server

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Nope, its not that new super-fast 1.2 lens you’ve been hankering for. Nor the newest 31.0 megapixel DSLR, making it’s way down the pipe. Heck, it’s not even that sweet lighting set-up that folds into a backpack, and creates a full-up fashion studio on location. This is for your protection. And sharing. And family harmony. […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Travel Pack

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Not just any travel pack! The official photoinduced.com travel pack including a Lowepro 20 AW camera pouch, official photoinduced.com lens cloth, one classic Moleskine ruled reporter notebook, a Cross Ion Metal pen (about 3.5 inches long) with 6 colored inks, and a Giottos mini tripod. Just about all can fit in the pouch. The tripod […]

Delkin Shows Off A Little at PMA 2009

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Our friends at Delkin were winning awards and showing off some pretty cool goods at PMA this time around. The ImageRouter lets you upload 4 cards per unit at one time (they can be daisy-chained we heard), and has special software for the PC folks, allowing you to back-up, burn and file your images as […]

Honl Light Modifiers and RayFlash Ringlight – A Video Demo

Monday, March 9th, 2009

While we trooped the floors of a slightly smaller PMA last week, there were a ton of products to still check out and we’ll be giving you a look at some of what we felt was the best of the bunch. Coincidentally, David Honl, photographer & inventor, was on our flight to Vegas and we […]

PMA 2009 – Done and Done!

Friday, March 6th, 2009

Our time in Vegas came to a close today. We left with some tired feet, but with a TON of video of new products you should know about. Plus some real-world reviews are on their way, in the coming weeks. [photopress:_60.jpg,full,centered] There was an added event, which is where this photo was taken. More later […]

PMA -2009: Day 1 (or is it 2?)

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

OK, it’s the first official day of the PMA photography event, complete with 2 floors of booths, displays, teaching seminars, and schmoozing. Yesterday was all of the sneak previews. [photopress:_DSC0079.jpg,full,centered] There we some meetings we had showing coming products that we can’t say a word about yet, some with products that are just about to […]

PMA – 2009: Gonna Get All Gear-y On Ya For A Little Bit

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Hanging in Las Vegas for a few days, checking out what new equipment may be coming down the line for us. PMA or Photographic Marketing Association’s yearly convention is taking place at the LV Convention center, bringing out most of the major manufacturers to debut new products and show some prototypes for the pro/retail and […]

Weekly Giveaway – What’s In Your House?

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

If you read here now and again, you’ll know that we have a strong love for photographic projects that gives us an insight into the human condition. Sometimes it’s on a comparative basis between cultures, sometimes it’s a common footprint, and sometimes it’s just a matter of seeing what is there. From Family of Man, […]

Nikon DTown Starts New Video Series – Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski

Friday, February 27th, 2009

It’s about time. The good folks at Nikon have done it right this round, nabbing the best selling Photoshop guys to help explain some great camera tips. Even though it’s Nikon-centric, anyone will get some good info here. [photopress:dtown1.jpg,full,centered] Especially dug the Live View use for White Balance. The manufacturers are getting it together these […]

Tweet? Yeah, We Do That.

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

[photopress:twitter.jpg,full,alignright] Yep, although we’ve been twittering for a while, the jury may still be out on how much you folks dig it. So next week, when we are in Las Vegas at PMA, looking at all of the new camera gear and software, there will be write-ups, videos, and photos, but this time we will […]

“Annie Leibovitz pawns copyright to life’s work to pay debts” Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Well, maybe if you don’t win the giveaway this week you should buy Annies books and DVD’s. A lot of them. “Last autumn, the noted photographer famed for her iconic images of Hollywood and Washington personalities, borrowed $15.5m (£10.8m) from Art Capital Group, a Manhattan lender. Leibovitz secured the loan partly against properties she owns […]

A Working Photographer Shares His Gear and Thoughts – Mark Savage

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

We had the opportunity to meet with photographer Mark Savage awhile back at the Corbis offices in Los Angeles. This passionate shooter shares with you, not only what he uses daily in his profession, but why. And some great insights into the job. So if you are considering this profession, or you’d like to meet […]

New Site Sketches from the Annenberg Space for Photography

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

As we await the opening of this very cool new edition to the landscape of Photography in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2009, they are few things we can show you. However, below are 2 views the artists rendering of the interior space. Check that lens iris ceiling. [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_1_.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_Opposite_Side.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:MOPLA_logo_home.jpg,full,alignright] Time to book your […]

Frazer Harrison – On The Red Carpet

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Tonight, the stars will be seen by million of people around the world, whether they are nominated for an Oscar or not. But before they get to their seats, before the cameras zoom into their faces to catch the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat, they will run the gauntlet of the Red […]

Brad Elterman – Paparazzo, Back In The Day

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Sure, the concept of paparazzi was popularized in the days of La Dolce Vita. Yes, celebrities have always been sought after for exclusive personal photos, although never to the extent the paps go after them now. Celebrity magazines have been around since…..well, since Hollywood began. We’re not back that far (yet) but only to the […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Annie Pack

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

That’s right. This week we have 2 great goodies to give away. You have let us know how much you admire this photographer and the work she does. And what better way to truly understand what goes into her work, than these 2 items. Here’s what we’ve said about them in previous postings: At Work, […]

Willa and David Mamet – Simply Told

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

There is an incredible French restaurant in Santa Monica called “Michaels” Located just off the promenade, this spot has been a classic mainstay in Los Angeles, renown for outstanding culinary delights, with Michael McCarty as your host. We were invited to an exhibit of photographs there, opening tonight. Who knew that this excellent restaurant had […]

The Reigning Master of Celebrity Photography – Annie Leibowitz

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Sure there are others, but Annie Leibowitz is the undisputed, reigning leader in the world of celebrity portraits. From her years shooting the creme de la creme in rock & roll, to her mastery capturing the essence of the most powerful people in the world, she is the best we have right now. And we […]

George Hurrell – Defining Hollywood Glamour

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

[photopress:various_3.jpg,full,centered] Photo Studio Set recreation, using George Hurrell’s original Camera The glamour of the screen actors from the beginning of the cinema in Hollywood, will be remembered not only by their immense bodies of work, but the photographs of George Hurrell. Shooting on an 8×10 view camera, he captured all of the romance of the […]

Hollywood and Photography – Joined At The Hip

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Whether it is for promotion, idolization, or an off the cuff capture of the private life of celebrities, photography and Hollywood go together like…well, peanut butter and jelly. In the studio, on the set, or on the street, photographers are here to help the public get a glimpse into lives of those we may think […]

Century City, California

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Annenberg Space For Photography L8S ANG3LES March 27th – June 20, 2009 2000 Avenue of the Stars, #10 Century City, CA. 90067 Tel: 213.403.3000

It’s Coming and It’s Gonna Be HUGE!

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

The Annenberg Space For Photography will open in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2009!! ok….what the heck is it? Just the biggest photographic arts news for Los Angeles EVER! Basically , a new photographic exhibition, seminar, workshop, lecture space funded by the Annenberg Foundation with a mission statement that says simply: ” to celebrate photography […]

Happy V-Day!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Ahhhhh, chocolates, love, roses, the slow walk, the fast ride, and all of the things to give your mate that special knowledge that someone cares. Take pictures, capture the day, moment, or the light falling on your loved one. The light that makes your heart beat faster when it finds your special subject. [photopress:decompression.jpg,full,centered]© DWebster […]

Weekly Giveaway – An Intimate Knowledge

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A few weeks ago we spoke to you about photographer Ted Orland, and his first exhibit in Los Angeles. But there is so much more to this man. [photopress:art_fear.gif,thumb,alignright] As a writer and teacher and teacher, he has taken an honest approach to the life of an artist in such books as Art & Fear, […]

If I Apply The “Buns Of Steel” DVD Directly To My Butt, Will I Get Buns of Steel?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

We asked a friend of ours recently, how he learned Photoshop. We always knew him as a writer, entrepreneur, and banker. Really. His answer was simple really: he did the lessons, put in the work. Used the tutorials, followed the directions. Sure, eventuallyhe supplanted all of this with a membership to NAPP, including Photoshop mag, […]

Real World Review – iPhoto 09′

Monday, February 9th, 2009

You have to wonder what would make you want to blindly upgrade to iPhoto 09′ if you are perfectly happy with the previous version. Sure, it’s part of new version of iLife 09′, including iMovie, iWeb, and GarageBand. OK, getting a lesson on the guitar from Sting on “Roxanne” for $5.00 is pretty darn cool […]

Weekly Giveaway – Time To Cut The Cord

Friday, February 6th, 2009

And when we say cord, we mean the ethernet cable. Sure there is only one DSL, or cable line coming in your office or home,and if you haven’t gone wireless yet, this week we’ll help make that happen. Knowing that 2/3 of you are on a PC we’ll go right to the best all around […]

And The Dynasty Continues……….

Friday, February 6th, 2009

In the world of photography, we really don’t have a lot of familial passing of the art. However, the Weston family has shown that their 3 generations of photographers have maintained the dedication and fine artistry of the patriarchal master himself, Edward Weston. In this first time exhibition at the Duncan Miller Gallery, Kim Weston, […]

Your Photography Can Help Raise Awareness

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

The following is an article submitted by one of our readers, Fred Bonilla. We know that a lot of folks need your help, and ask for it every day. This organization is asking you to use your skills as a photographer to help the cause. 1 Thing, 1 Cause, 1 Change – The Bold Agenda […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Flame of Recognition: Edward Weston

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

The Daybooks of Edward Weston was an inspirational book in my teens, and made me want to hit into the wild with a view camera, lunch and the sweet wait for the right light. It never happened. I grew older and reread the books and realized what they held was not a call to action, […]

Best Camera App for the iPhone – C’mon with 500 million downloads SOMEONE out there has one, right?

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

We know that a lot of you have an iPhone. Sure, even those that insist that the Blackberry rocks your world, you have to admit that the iPhone is one heck of piece of……… tech. And with every passing day, there are more applications that we photographers will find useful. Or just fricking fun. Here […]

Atlanta

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Jackson Fine Art Masato Seto – Binran & Picnic April 3rd – May 30th, 2009 3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave Atlanta, Georgia 404.233.3739

The 3rd In The Series with Harry How: Sports Photographer

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

If you look close today on the Super Bowl you may see Harry How working hard. Here is the 3rd video in the series, where he gives a bit of sage advice : Cheers!

Super Bowl Special Contiues with Harry How: Sports Photographer/ What’s In The Bag ? Part 2

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Here we go for a deeper look into Harry Hows camera bag. Today we’ll see what our YouTube version looks like for you. Come back tomorrow where we revisit the last video in Harry’s videos. Happy Friday!

Just In Time For Super Bowl – Another Look into Sports Photog Harry How’s Camera Bag – Part 1

Thursday, January 29th, 2009

You may not see him on the field but he’ll be there. Harry How from Getty Images is one of the premier sports photographers out there. We were lucky enough to spend some time with him awhile back and see just what kind of gear he uses. And why. There is a 3 part series […]

A Pretty Sweet Deal!

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

The folks at ThinkTank Photo have made a nice offer for Photoinduced.com readers, and their friends: If you are going to purchase a bag from them with a value over $50, you will get a free goodie from them:[photopress:prod_photo_LC50.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:prod_photo_ATOS.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:prod_photo_LDI.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:prod_photo_BB.jpg,full,alignright] The freebies are the Lens Changer 50, Lens Drop In, All the Other […]

Weekly Giveaway – Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Power

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

THIS JUST IN! Delkin is offering you folks a special discount on this charger if you can’t wait to see if you get one in the weekly giveaway. Enter “INDUCED” at checkout on their website to get a 15% discount on the charger (and all plates & accessories) through Feb 5th at midnight. And if […]

ArtLA Opened Last Night In Santa Monica And We Found The Best Deal In Art

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

[photopress:ArtLA_2.jpg,full,centered] Last night ArtLA held it’s opening gala. [photopress:ArtLA_32.jpg,full,centered]the paparazzi making sure they got the A-List celebs coming in to look/buy. When you go to these events, the real treat is being able to see an incredible amount of work, at one time. Well, you probably shouldn’t do it all at one time, or you’ll […]

It’s a Cycle Alright, Thankfully, Not A Vicious One

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

It goes a little like this: Concept the shot, shoot it, digitize, print, look around, see all of the other art out there, be impressed, be critical, rethink your process (or feel darn good about it) get inspired to create more, concept…and so on. Now of course that is the basic version, your process may […]

A Day In History Like Never Before

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Truly, in my lifetime, there has never been such a groundswell of support, hope, and respect for an incoming American President. From the election night, to the inaugural events, Baraka Obama has entered into a time in the US, where we are in some of our darkest moments, yet the positive light shown this man […]

Offical White House Photographer Has Been Named – Pete Souza

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Pete Souza is now going to be documenting the next 4 years of President Barack Obama’s life. No stranger to the Presidential assignment, he previously photographed 2 books on President Reagan during his terms. [photopress:51YRYab4wdL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] His book, “The Rise of Barack Obama”, made it to the New York Times Bestseller list, after being released in […]

Real World Review – Nikon P6000: It Knows Where You’ve Been

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Not in a creepy way, but in a geotagging way. [photopress:REG_1301_1.jpg,full,centered] Yep, the new Nikon P6000[photopress:P6000_left_gps.jpg,full,alignright] has built in GPS, so your photos will have the Longitude, and Latitude, embedded in the EXIF file of your photo. Basically if you open your work in Lightroom, or soon in iPhoto, you will see a line for […]

Just A Little Sunday Video From OVATION TV – Eve Arnold and Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Here in the U.S., Ovation TV is a channel that has taken over where A&E has left off: programming all about art. And that means photography in that mix. Along with weeks of photography based content marathons, they also have been producing some original content. Here is a clip from their channel looking at the […]

Los Angeles

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Fahey/Klein Gallery JULIE BLACKMON – DOMESTIC VACATIONS Jan. 22nd – March 7th, 2009 148 North La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90036 Tel: 323.934.2250

Weekly Giveaway – “Birth of a Statesman: Barack Obama”

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

On Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 history will be made in the United States. As Barack Obama is sworn in as the first African-American President, the country and world will be waiting and watching as their hopes for the future are laid at the feet of the new architect of the leader of the free world. […]

This Just In-Plane Crash in Hudson River, NYC – US AIR 1549

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

And this fast thinking Twitterer took a photo and posted it. Within minutes. US AIR 1549 [photopress:f.jpg,full,centered] © JKrums / Janis Krums One of the best news photos in awhile. Terrorism has not been blamed. Flock of Birds are being blamed. Everyone safe. whew.

Real World Review – Canon G10 – A Weighty Decision In The Point And Shoot World

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The Canon G10. It’s the point & shoot that most pros go for. Sure, while sporting this camera, newly released, the eyes opened and shooters were curious.”Wow, you GOT one!” Yep, your fellow shooters will acknowledge the purchase with a solid nod of approval. Check. But lets get down to the camera and what it […]

Weekly Giveaway – “Like A Hot Kiss On The End Of A Warm Fist”

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

With a huge shout out to Firesign Theater and Nick Danger, the above line delivers a fitting entry into the world of Pulp Fiction. [photopress:586_cover_1.jpg,full,alignright] This week we have a very cool collection of photographs by Thomas Allen titled “Uncovered”. By taking the detective pulp novels of the 50s, and extracting the images from the […]

Buried Treasure At Bergamot Station- Ted Orland at the Terra Galleria

Monday, January 12th, 2009

While the main event in photography this past weekend in Los Angeles was PhotoLA, there were other things to discover. Over at Bergamot Station, one of our prime venues filled with a TON of galleries (park once, hit a bunch of galleries), there is a new gallery called Terra Galleria Artworks. Slightly hidden at one […]

The Extras or: What Else Ya Got?

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

[photopress:front_door.jpg,full,centered]front entrance to the exhibition hall At every art fair, the rest of visual community at large steps up to the plate and takes advantage of the extra dedicated people, already in an “arty” mindset. The galleries and organizations in the city or town, step up to the plate and bring out some special programs […]

Let’s Go Down “Sparrow Lane” With Holly Andres

Friday, January 9th, 2009

There are, of course, some standouts at PhotoLA that caught our attention. When you see this much work, things separate in your memory and rise. One of these was the work from artist Holly Andres, currently on exhibit at the DNJ Gallery in Los Angeles [photopress:handres_b_04.jpg,full,centered] © Holly Andres What drew us to this work […]

PhotoLA – It’s Open For Business, Perusal, Mingling, Enjoyment

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

[photopress:photolaoutside.jpg,full,centered] For the 18th year, Stephen Cohen brought PhotoLA to Los Angeles, proving again to the world that there is a strong support of the photographic arts in the land of LA. [photopress:cohen2.jpg,full,centered] Stephen Cohen With a solid range of images and book selections, the overall fair seems to lean toward the classical realm of […]

Take Me to The Fair – PhotoLA Returns to LA

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Well, Santa Monica actually. [photopress:photola_logo.gif,full,alignright] The 18th installment of this excellent international photo fair , PhotoLA, comes to the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, starting Jan. 9-11th. In this relatively new venue for the exposition, they have gathered photographic art dealers from around the world to display and yes sell, their wares. As collectors ourselves […]

Thats Right Apple, We DO Want To Know Where We Were!

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

With the announcement of the new iLife 09 on Tuesday, a new feature was introduced to iPhoto: GEOTAGGING!!! [photopress:overlay_organize_04_20090106.jpg,full,centered] Called “Places” this is how they describe it: “iPhoto helps you explore your travel photos with a new feature called Places. This feature uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or the camera on iPhone to categorize photos […]

The Iconographic Bettie Page

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

These days we celebrate the models of our time that strut their stuff in Victorias Secrets lingerie or the itsiest- bitsiest of bikinis adorning the cover of every magazine from Sports Illustrated, to most fitness magazines. Sure, from talk shows, reality shows, and every kind of entertainment press coverage possible. But let’s take a moment […]

Santa Monica

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Gallery Luisotti John Divola Jan. 3 – March 7, 2009 2525 Michigan Ave, Bldg A2 Santa Monica, California 90404 Tel: (310) 453-0043

We’re Going To Try Something A Little Different…..

Monday, January 5th, 2009

As we head into the new year, perhaps a little sprucing up is in order here at Photoinduced. Or some re-arranging at the very least. So here’s a little something we’re going to add to the HOME page: video previews. Yeah we know. There are almost 85 of them on the VIDEO SHORTS page. From […]

Weekly Giveaway – Lets Start the New Year Off With A Little Organization

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

Forget Spring Cleaning. If you had a few free moments during the winter holiday, you must have checked out your photo files. Either looking for that special shot to send an old friend, putting together those family photos to book up and make your holiday gift, or maybe just adding all of the new ones […]

It’s Big and Instant, But Can It Replace The Master ?

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I’m looking lovingly at the collection of Polaroids: The converted 110A’s, Pola Back for a Hassleblad, coupla SX-70′s, and a Spectra. Back in the day, these beauties could tell me what the strobe lighting would look like before the film was processed, or maybe put a shot of an actress onto a contract in an […]

And D’ Winner is …….

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

Thank you for all of your entries and votes for the ColorMunki Pack contest!. As you can see by some the votes on the site, plus a huge amount of email votes we received, the overwhelming winner is: D. “I love visiting your site because it puts my mind in a world where my imagination […]

Last Posting of 2008 !

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Last day to vote for the ColorMunki Pack contest winner.look further down the HOME page for details) OK, Lets Focus on the best of what 2008 had going for it. It’s always easy, what we call low-hanging fruit, to diss the events. But we got this email this AM and it had a pretty good […]

The Worst Paparrazi – Funny or Die Comes Through

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This is too freaking funny. Or we think so anyway. Please be forewarned that there is some adult language in this vid. But it’s funny stuff. World’s Worst Paparazzi – watch more funny videos This should break up your day.

Weekly Giveaway – Oh Yeah, We’ll Do It Again.

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

To close out the year, this week we are offering up one of the most popular giveaways this year : the ThinkTank Photo Urban Disguise 30. [photopress:UD30_1_1.jpg,full,centered] If you want to take it to the streets and be a bit stealth, you have to check this company out. Very smart designers. Working photogs who know […]

Color Munki Pack Contest Finalists: Pick Us A Winner!

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

We’d like to thank everyone who sent in an entry for this contest. It’s always hard to figure out a best and fair way to do these things. Honestly, we thought about having prints submitted but you would want to have the prize already to make the best print possible. This way, we get to […]

One More Day, One More Night

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

The packages are bro-wrapped ( defined as a best attempt by a dude to wrap a gift) and ready to go. A few last meals with friends before everyone runs off to a break. [photopress:balls.jpg,full,centered]outside Tiffany in BH The cameras are ready, batteries charged and media cards cleared. These are some of the most emotionally […]

Yep. We’re Doing it. Extending the Color Munki Contest Entry Deadline for 3 More Days !

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

This is one heck of an end of year gift pack. Everyone has been running around this holiday and got very busy. And a ton of you have asked for a coupla more days to enter. Done! Check the article for contest requirements, and send in your entries to info@photoinduced.com. Just put “Munki” in the […]

Holiday Gift List – Last Minute Goodies!

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Been spending a lot of time catching up with friends and have been checking into some other possible gifts which are still possible to get a hold of.[photopress:580401.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:580496.jpg,full,alignright] The Lensbaby Composer with the additional lenses, has been rocking my world for about a week now, with the pinhole camera attachment being the highlight. I […]

The King Is Dead! Long Live The King! Instantly!

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Even Andre 3000 couldn’t stop it. (you’ll get it at about 3:45 but it still is a great song.) even if shaking it like a Polaroid picture, didn’t really help the development, just the dancing. In a matter of days, Polaroid instant film will be history. Honestly, it has been unavailable at your local photo […]

Weekly Giveaway – Two Masters Look at America

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Between 1930 and 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Walker Evans traversed the United States, photographing a country emerging from a great depression and surviving a world war. Though not done in conjunction with, nor consecutively, the resulting collection of images is breathtaking. With distinctive styles of photography from each man, this book, Walker Evans & Henri […]

Daily Holiday Giveaway – Up Against The Wall!

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

It’s a good thing to get your photos off the computer and put them out where everyone can see them. And change them at will, easily. Not the digital frame road because we honestly think there is a way to go on those.Oh, it’ll get there, but just not yet. So when we saw this […]

Today’s Holiday Giveaway Gift – Nikon Creative Lighting DVD

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

[photopress:C6BEA6ADAA2648019CE99F284743379D_1.jpg,full,alignright] Here are the details on this excellent DVD, “Nikon School- A Hands on Guide to Creative Lighting”. You know, honestly we are very happy to see the folks from Nikon and Canon starting to step up the plate and create programs that truly show you how to get the most out of the gear […]

Our Holiday Gift List 2008! A Little Late, But You Don’t Have To Be

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Ok, it’s time. Time to check out what you may want to get or give this holiday season. Peace on earth or goodwill towards all mankind would be cool, but….. Most of these items are well under $100. USD, except for the cameras, and the Visionaire book, but you should be able to locate all […]

End of Year Contest – Win A Color Munki!

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

Just Added: This is one heck of an end of year gift pack. Everyone has been running around this holiday and got very busy. And a ton of you have asked for a coupla more days to enter. Done! Send in your entries by 12:01 AM, Dec. 25th, and while Santa and Hanukkah Harry go […]

Weekly Giveaway – Alec Soth: The Last Days of W.

Friday, December 12th, 2008

In October, we had the pleasure of interviewing Alec Soth in NYC. At that time he spoke about a new project about to be published in a unique format: Newspaper, entitled The Last Days of W. [photopress:lastdays00.jpg,full,centered] What’s so unique about that? Well, when was the last time you saw a fine art “book” printed […]

Shout Out To Our Peeps!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Thanks to our eagle-eyed readers who share the cool stuff they run into out there. From Scott G., he turned us onto this just as we were putting the finishing touches on the NEWSLETTER yesterday. (yep, baked fresh weekly) This tilt/shift method of shooting and post production just tweaked our eyes. From Vince Laforet [photopress:tennis.jpg,full,centered] […]

More News From Miami…..

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

OK, uploading all and sifting through the materials to see what makes sense to share. A couple of things I wanted to get right out to you though: D.A.P. book distributors and publishers had a booth at Art Basel, (they are alreday prepping 2009!) where they took care of your artful needs if you didn’t […]

If You Are Not Happy With Your Digital Prints, Remember GIGO

Monday, December 8th, 2008

We can talk for days here about why you should print your photographs. And we have. We know that a lot of folks are somewhat disappointed with the results they get in their digital darkrooms, no matter what printer they are using. There is a reason for that. GIGO. Or “garbage in, garbage out”. If […]

Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

For the past couple of months we have been traveling a bit to some very cool cities where the night time defines the character. And when that happens, you want to capture it as you’ve experienced it. Jill Waterman, a photographer and educator based in NYC, has published a book called Night and Low Light […]

Weekly Giveaway – ThinkTank Photo Helps You Get Low On The Radar

Friday, December 5th, 2008

There is nothing like a good shot of street life, with a solid dose of humanity staring you in the face. Sometimes, though, you don’t really want to get all flashy and be swinging that big, shining camera and lens in everyone’s face. Discretion is key on the street. For photographers, anyway. So this week […]

Your Cup WILL Runneth Over, We Promise You.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Nothing like a little, friendly art fair to stimulate the senses and lighten the wallets. How about a gazillion of them all at once ??? Ok, it just feels like that. We’ve been moving around Miami to check out a bunch of them and see if we can spot any trends in the business of […]

Vee Speers – The Birthday Party: Childhood Memories You May Not Have Had

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

One of the most popular galleries at Paris-Photo last month, was the Jackson Gallery of Fine Art. And the biggest draw were the photographs of Vee Speers.Click on the link and take a look at the series. [photopress:Untitled__16.jpg,full,centered]© Vee Speers The beautifully simple, desaturated yet crisp, photographs of children from her Birthday Party series, brought […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Damon Pack

Monday, December 1st, 2008

We’ve been here before and it seems to bring a smile. The Damon Pack comes with: [photopress:P1010197_1.jpg,full,centered] [photopress:thumb_P1010206_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:thumb_P1010201_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:B00062F4LC.01_A1PY46IM1CBEG3._AA200_SCLZZZZZZZ_V38986737__1.jpg,full,alignright]a Lowepro Pouch, a Giottos Mini-Tripod, an official Photoinduced.com lens cloth (complete in it’s own neoprene carrying case with attaching clip), tattoos, and a surprise. [photopress:DRes_20AW_silver_left_n_1.jpg,full,alignright] Like Crackerjacks. Except no candy coated popcorn, peanuts, but a […]

Make Room For Daddy – The New Nikon D3x! 24.5 MP And Solid!

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

After months of rumors, and a tiny leak this weekend, Nikon has announced the new top of the line addition to the line of Professional DSLRs: D3x. So to start, we have a 24.5 megagpixels FX (full frame) unit with a ship date of well, Dec.. Right around the corner. Coming in at a hefty […]

Nikon CoolPix S60 – A Closer Look

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

As we all run headlong into the holiday season, one thing we’d like to bring you is a little guidance in your gift purchases. Even if the gift is for you. We first saw this camera at PhotoPlus Expo about a month ago, the Nikon CoolPix S60. 10 megapixels, Image Stabilizer, Face Detection, Smile Detection, […]

Pogue-O-Matic Shopping Guide – Just In Time For The Holidays

Friday, November 28th, 2008

It’s that time of year when we get ready to publish our holiday gift guide. It’s for you, and for those wanting to gift you. As we were put that list together, this came across the desk from David Pogue. He’s been giving us the straight talk on all kinds of tech and gadgetry since […]

This is not an empty shell.

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

[photopress:MagrittePipe.jpg,thumb,alignright] Not like “This is not a pipe” (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) the famous painting by Magritte. Nothing like that. Instead it’s a bit of thanksgiving memory that has a photo of an object as it’s touch point. [photopress:shell2.jpg,full,alignright] When I was a kid, we used to have thanksgiving dinner at out house or […]

Denis Darzacq – Photographer : A Frozen Moment In Freefall

Monday, November 24th, 2008

At Paris-Photo, we walked the lanes aware and ready. With the criteria for showing at the event this year, leaning towards a more modern approach, the senses were primed for a new vision. Denis Darzacq delivered, in showing us a normal place, Hyper Markets (as opposed to Super markets in the US), with everyday shoppers […]

Lets Do Black Friday – Photoinduced Style!

Monday, November 24th, 2008

See bottom of article for just added items to this special Black Friday giveaway. The day after Thanksgiving in the US, always heralds a major sale-a-bration on everything you could possible want for the holidays, gifting wise. The stores have things they call “Door-Busters” where from dawn to about noon, there are special prices on […]

Jim and Millie Casper: Citizens of the Global Photographic World

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

When the plans were being made to travel over to Paris-Photo, all of the ancillary events had to be put into the shed. Whether it was a curatorial tour of a major exhibit, private viewing of a small gallery, and of course..the parties. The one we were told not to miss was hosted by Jim […]

Why So Serious? Go Elf Yourself!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

It’s that time of year again, although Christmas stuff coming before US Thanksgiving is always a strange thing (think we first started to see it before Halloween in LA)… BUT, the folks at Office Max have partnered up with JibJab and you can, once again, take your favorite still portrait and make yourself (and others) […]

Sabine Weiss – The Last Discovery Of The Trip

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The day I left Paris left time enough for coffee and a croissant with a loved one, and then a last trip to a Museum that had been closed til Weds. I had 2 more Metro transfers left, 2 hours before the taxi would come, and knew it took 7 mins to get to the […]

Now That’s It’s In Our Hands – Annie Leibowitz At Work : Instant Classic!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

OK, we gave away a copy of the Annie Leibowitz At Work book this week, and we had never seen it, but had high hopes. Well, that particular gamble paid off handsomely. Returning from the trip to Paris with all of it’s photo-goodness, the stack of books waiting on our door step, felt like Christmas […]

Quick Note – Ovatation TV Brings Out Photo Week On Air…Again.

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The folks at Ovation TV (you know, the network that actually cares about the arts?) is running an 8 day programming block with some of the coolest content on photography, called Framed, sponsored by Nikon. Reprinted here is an article on the first go round in June of this year: “On Sunday, it was a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz At Work

Monday, November 17th, 2008

You’ve seen so many of Annie Leibowitz’s photographs in your life, perhaps sometimes without knowing it. Her coverage and depiction of the people of her generation and yours, has created a body of work that speaks to a style of image making she has created all for herself. There have been documentaries, traveling exhibits, and […]

Last Day For PARIS-PHOTO, But Don’t Worry…There Are Plenty of Photos Left To Purchase

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

OK, fine. Maybe you just want to look. Or buy that limited edition book that you will not see anywhere else. We’ve already come across an out of print book that we’re picking up for our weekly giveaway. Think about this though..in these economically challenged times, one of the best places to invest is in […]

2 Days Left for Paris-Photo, But Paris Is Chock Fulla Photography Goodness Right Now.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Sure, Ladurée makes darn fine croissants, and the best macarons ever. [photopress:29_1.jpg,full,centered] But the fine delights for your palette are just smidgin of what you will see here at Paris-Photo, and all around Paris. We took in the Patrick Demarchelier exhibit at the Petit Palais. The concept of organizing this master’s show is genius. Admittedly, […]

Some Breaking Photo News-

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Nope, not the fact that RED is making a 3K modular, still and video camera that will take Canon and Nikon lenses, for under 3000.USD. Not going there just yet. We are at Paris-Photo and we are all about the photographs. Drumroll, please…… [photopress:PF8_1043.jpg,full,centered] Yao Lu Winner of the 2008 BMW – Paris Photo Prize […]

Paris-Photo 2008: Oh, It’s On All Right!

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

[photopress:PF8_0766.jpg,full,centered] The preview for this years Paris-Photo Art Fair, starting today at took off yesterday with a huge response from the ever passionate group of photography lovers. [photopress:PF8_0773_2.jpg,full,centered]your credentials,please [photopress:PF8_0837_2.jpg,full,centered] Japan is the honored and featured country this year, with the Japanese galleries seemed centered on one side, near the back quandrant, although work was […]

Lee Miller at the Jeu De Paume – What A Life!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Before you enter the exhibit, you are treated to a film by Jean Cocteau, as he creates multiple personas of Lee Miller, in a rare 1930′s film. You have been set-up to explore this sometimes tragic, many times married, model, photographer, who being inspired by the artists of her time, may have been responsible for […]

Alec Soth – One Of The New Shining Lights In The World Of Fine Art Photography

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Hailing from Minnesota, Alec Soth has become a darling of the global fine art market. [photopress:61zcEje64bL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] But his work is much quieter than all of that. A very unassuming man, his work speaks for itself, whether it comes from the explorations of Sleeping By The Mississippi, or the very personal journey of [photopress:41kxBWtcF3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright]Dog Days Bogata. […]

Weekly Giveaway – A Little Leiter

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

Yes, well, what can I say? I’m a fan. And thanks to Steidl, I can order up this reprint, easily. We’ve discussed this work before. Need a reminder? [photopress:447158669_13417e450e_1.jpg,full,centered]© Saul Leiter Here is the book, Early Color [photopress:51JA41H6DTL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] From The Steidl site: “None of Leiter’s contemporaries, with the single and partial exception of Helen Levitt, […]

Leica S2 – First Look At The Sleek, 37.5 Megapixel, Handmade Prototype

Sunday, November 9th, 2008

First introduced at Photokina this year, the Leica-S2, came to the PDN/PhotoPlus Expo, where we were able to get our hands on it. Holy Moley. Even in it’s handmade prototype form (there maybe 2 of these in existence) the brilliant, clean design, made the crowds drool. With a massive sensor and on-board processor, this medium […]

And Now A Word From Dan Milnor, Out At The SmogRanch

Friday, November 7th, 2008

From a most refreshing viewpoint, although SmogRanch may not seem to have anything to do with refreshing, our friend and photographer, Dan Milnor, puts forth his viewpoint. And we dig his writing. He graciously has allowed us to reprint this column, from his site. As he admonishes everyone to read at their own risk, this […]

ThinkTank Photo – How Did They Know What I Was Thinking?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Whenever I travel, the camera bag that comes on board the plane with me is the ThinkTank Airport International. Looks so much like regular luggage, that it ticks off cabbies in NYC who assume I’m going to the airport when I’m only going to the Javits Center. Kinda like that. Now, the gear, including the […]

Quick Link To Check Out

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Photographer Scout Tufankjian has been covering Barack Obama since he began the campaign. This freelance photojournalist has covered history as it was just rewritten Check out her site here.

As History Was Made……

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

…we were at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Some images captured with the Nikon D700, and the 24-70 2.8 lens: [photopress:JCPelection_181.jpg,full,centered]

Lensbaby just Got A Whole Lot Better – The Composer System

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Sure you know about Lensbaby: the tilt/shift lens that fits onto your camera body. Looked kinda like a medical contraption that you would wear like a leg brace with series of pins, rods, a tube and discs. It works great, don’t get me wrong. And the Lensbaby folks made the special unit that was used […]

Canon 5D Mark II – Oh Sure, HD Video Capability, But It’s A Fine DSLR, Too.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

So now we have 2 choices in that HD capable DSLR range. Here is the Canon version, the 5D Mark II, which made a leap ahead of the Nikon D90, going right to 1080P HD video. And it has an external mic input. These cameras have made such an impact in the video world that […]

Weekly Giveaway – Inside and Out

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

This week we have some solid teaching materials for you, from Software-Cinema. You see, we like their teaching methods. It’s a straight forward, clear, honest method that we warm up to. They’ve been doing it for years and have a darn good playbook. Plus they attract some of the best pros in the business to […]

Nikon D90 – HD Video Using Real Glass. Now THAT’S News ! (isn’t it?)

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

We know you’ve been hearing about this new entry from Nikon. Shoot HD video with the DSLR in your hands. Seems like a great idea. But we’ll let you know once we shoot some real video with it. Looks great in person, though. And seems easy enough. At the end of the day though, this […]

The Boda Bag – A Real Worker !

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Last week at PhotoPlus Expo in NYC we caught up with the companies putting out some of the best new products for your photographic life. Each day we’ll be bringing you more vids, to show you the gear up close and help you make your buying decisions. Now we didn’t get to everyone, but honestly, […]

Olaf Heine – Leaving The Comfort Zone

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Celebrity photographer Olaf Heine, spoke to us about his first book “Leaving the Comfort Zone” available in the US Nov. 2008, and what that title really means to him. We caught up with him at the Verve Gallery in Los Angeles, where he’ll have an exhibit of some of the selected images. Have a listen […]

A Casualty In Our Digital Midst

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

One thing that we have been seeing lately is a shake-out of digital photographic services. Not that the rest of the global economy is in fine shape either, but truly, the strong survive. We met with some of them at PhotoPlus Expo and we’ll bring that report to later this week. Another stock/archive/selling service for […]

Before They Disappear……..

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

OK, some quick notes on a couple of must see exhibits, that close this week in NYC. I know, I know, we try to talk about things you can access and see even if you are not physically present, and we’ll give you links. However, these 2 shows, especially the Pet Store are awesome in […]

We’ve Just Been Schooled.

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

The Printed Picture Museum of Modern Art – October 17, 2008–June 1, 2009 [photopress:dotscreen_moma.jpg,full,centered] Taking you from the very beginnings of the printed image, not necessarily photographs, you are presented with images and their magnified details to truly see what makes up that printed page. Whether it’s 0′s and 1′s, or squares, or a dot […]

Day 3 At PDN/PhotoPlus Expo – That’s A Wrap!

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

It’s done. For another year. The 25th Anniversary PDN/PhotoPlus Expo ended on Saturday, with a lot of dealers selling out of product. Seems that even with the economic conditions, a new piece of gear seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. And quite honestly, the dealers and manufacturers were giving some pretty good show […]

Weekly Giveaway – Annie Leibowitz : Life Through A Lens

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Finally Available! This excellent program was first broadcast on PBS as a companion video to Annie Leibowitz’s recent major traveling exhibition. You will be able to track with this master photographer as she shoots, edits her book, and lives her life. The personal aspects of this program are a rare look inside this powerful, cultural […]

Day 2 At PDN/PhotoPlus Expo

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Another day on the floor, in the meetings rooms, and food courts of the Javits Center in NYC. The PDN/PhotoPlus Expo roared ahead today with what I’ll now call a manageable show. [photopress:TST_0075.jpg,full,centered] Sure, the economic conditions are on everyone’s minds, but there are some tools out there that could make your photographic life better. […]

It’s Only Just Begun…PDN/Photoplus Expo

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Well after Day 1 at PDN/Photoplus, we do have some info. A. Much more manageable, but that also means alot of folks didn’t get booths. B. Perhaps Saturday will bring the crowds. It should. C. Manufacturers are trying to help shooters out and are offering some pretty good deals, so worth your time if you […]

From The Land of Aaron and Rosie – The Love Story Continues

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Yes, as promised, and with the permission of the artists/couple, we bring you another installment of the Aaron And Rosie story. Remember? We told you about this couple who met online via a Flickr 365 days self portraits, and fell in love. It’s an awesome photographic love story that has found followers all over the […]

And The Hits Will Continue to Come…PDN/PhotoPlus Expo Starts in NYC This Week

Monday, October 20th, 2008

This is a great week for photography in NYC. Between the Lucie Awards tonight at Lincoln Center, to major photo auctions, seminars, talks, meet and greets, culminating at PDN/PhotoPlus at the Javits center. And we’ll be joining the festivities a little later this week, bringing you the highlights and a whole slew of new videos. […]

A Little Thing To Make Your Workflow A Little More Pleasant

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

[photopress:Picture_44.png,full,alignright] Not a plug-in, or a secret formula, a piece of gear or some new software. And you already have the gear you need. what we are talking about is a real cool site for music on the internet that will be the background groove while you work away on your editing, cataloging, and general […]

Weekly Giveaway – Saul Leiter Book

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

We brought this to your attention a few weeks ago and we wanted to make sure we secured a copy for you for the weekly giveaway. You see, in the world of photography book publishing, unless there is a huge general market for a book, the printing runs are fairly limited. So it may happen […]

Nikon Gets Into Broadcasting Online – Some Tips with Carson Kressley

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Well, first they had Ashton Kutcher, playing a party dude with his Nikon. [photopress:look_good_in_pictures.jpg,full,alignright] Now they are teaching you some simple tips in photography with Carson Kressley. Remember him? One of the guys from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Now he has a show called “Looking Good Naked”, and we think this is the […]

The “Oscars” Of Photography Takes Place On Monday At Lincoln Center – The Lucie Awards

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

For the 6th year in a row, the Lucie Awards will commence on Monday, Oct.20th. For the second year, the famous Lincoln Center will host the event, and the masters of photography will be properly honored. Being surrounded by their peers, and admirers, honorees will be presented the Lucie Statue, a new standard in excellene […]

Weekly Giveaway – Hit The Green Trail With LowePro

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

LowePro is the acknowledged leader in camera bags for the outdoor photographer. Agreed? So when they came out with this “green” backpack, it was no surprise. An environmentally aware company, this CompuPrimus AW has the right credentials: All bags in the series are constructed of 100% post-consumer, recycled Cyclepet® exterior fabric—using the equivalent of at […]

Aaron and Rosie Forever – A Flickr Love Story

Friday, October 10th, 2008

A little romance to start your weekend. What happens when 2 photographers fall in love across an ocean ? You get a visual love story that could only happen with today’s technology. [photopress:2754569187_99602e6a74_b.jpg,full,centered]© Aaron Nace and Rosie Hardy 24-year-old designer and photographer Aaron Nace and 17-year-old student and part-time waitress Rosie Hardy found each other’s […]

Release The Hounds!!!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Or the digital photos. A few weeks ago Debbie Zeitman wrote a great article on sharing photos in a physical fashion. Well, they’re on to us- Yep, all of the manufacturers have realized that sharing your photographs means more than posting them on the web. And they’ve been answering the call with products that are […]

Bring On The Night !

Monday, October 6th, 2008

When opportunity Knocks..Make Sure Your Camera is Ready. Whether you shoot on the street, or only within your immediate sphere, there are some very cool opportunities to shoot ‘em up, coming up. Of course the holidays, as families and friends gather and you can utilize all of the new facial recognition software in some new […]

Your Photographs On TV : Redux – Apple TV Gets An Update

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Ok, you know we have been digging the Apple TV since it came out as a somewhat fulfilled promise of future set-top boxes. [photopress:product_product.jpg,full,centered] (Right. What did he just say?) Basically , you have a box, that, with wi-fi, connects to the internet and your computer(s) to stream all of your music, connect to iTunes […]

Some Quick tips for LA and NYC: This Weekend Only!

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

Sorry, for the last minute heads up but…… [photopress:gilbert_and_george.jpg,full,centered] Free days at Los Angeles Museums this weekend, 24 of them, and in NYC, Aperture presents Gilbert and George at the Brooklyn Museum. If we were on the East Coast, we’d be there. A Rare opportunity to hear these gentlemen speak. And if you hear about […]

Do you Laugh Or Cry?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

I’m thinking laugh out loud. From Director Robert Downey, Sr., a prince,(yes, Iron Mans dad) came this rugged B&W movie about advertising in the late 60′s. Putney Swope. Look at Mad Men now, and this film told the story of the rebellion against that man in the grey flannel suit. Essentially, the only African-American executive […]

Why So Serious? Here’s A Little Candy To Lighten It Up

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

It’s not all fine art and sympathy over here at Photoinduced.com . Oh,no. Sometimes we stumble across something that is a little goofy, pointless and a totally excellent way to spend a few moments. Take a still photo, any still photo.Upload it to M&M Candylab site. Easily track the key parts like eyes,mouth,nose and ears. […]

Paris

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Galerie Camera Obscura Denis Dailleux

Discover Saul Leiter

Monday, September 29th, 2008

“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently. I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.” Saul […]

Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

So says Bette Davis in the classic “All About Eve”. [photopress:BarrelMan_blog.JPG,full,alignright] Well, we are having quite the bumpy night, day, weeks and more to come with this economy. Not just in the states but all over. Can’t wait to see the art that comes from this part of our global history. And luckily you are […]

Show Me The Light

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

It’s not just about the high ISO, or face recognition, or auto focus. Nope. What it IS about is light. Of course that depends on what your definition of is, is. Sorry, just a little Clinton humor. So it’s the addition of light or the subtraction of light that can make a photograph. Yes, we […]

Adobe.TV Has A Ton Of Tasty Snacks for You

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

OK, maybe we buried it at the end, but that wasn’t our intention. We want you to learn. So does Adobe. Here are series of videos on their full line of products and of course, we are highlighting the photographic side of the street. Adobe.TV will give you a fuller preview of the goods BEFORE […]

Many Are Called By Walker Evans – A Look At The Riders Of The Rails

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Being in NYC last week and taking the subway to most places, this book, Many Are Called by Walker Evans, kept coming back to mind. The best way to get around Manhattan, and the thickest concentration of the heartbeat of the city, the subway has a unique dynamic. [photopress:9780300106176.jpg,full,centered] Everyone creates their own space and […]

Rambo 4, Rocky 5, Photoshop CS4 – All Extensions Of A Winner

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Except instead of a tired franchise long removed from it’s premium original, this new version of Photoshop puts more than lipstick on this software.[photopress:ps_cs4_bxshot_3in.jpg,full,centered] Today Adobe announced the new line of creative suites for the professional market, although the advanced amateur will be able to use them all. Photoshop CS4 and CS4 Extended were unveiled […]

Wow! Free Public Space Dedicated to Photography!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

“The Annenberg Foundation, one of the nation’s largest private family foundations, announced today plans to open a new community space dedicated to both digital images and print photography in Los Angeles, California. The Annenberg Space for Photography will open in spring 2009 at 2000 Avenue of the Stars. [photopress:annenbergspaceforphotography_largelogo_lessspace.jpg,full,alignright] Located on the former site of […]

The Happiest Place On Earth Doesn’t Always Have a Mouse And Rides

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Since I was about 5, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art in NYC, has been a strong visual touchpoint in my life. With a collection of modern art that is unparralled, to exhibitions that have never disappointed. It is always a stop on a trip to New York. As a matter of fact, I keep an […]

NYC

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Museum of Modern Art a shimmer of possibility. Photographs by Paul Graham Feb 4th – May 18th, 2009 11 West 53rd St. NY,NY 10019 Tel: 212-208-9400

Another Step For Canon – The New 5D Mark II Full Frame

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And the parade of new gear continues…. Today Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.[photopress:Canon_5D_Mark_II_flash.gif,full,alignright] [photopress:Canon_5D_mark_II_top.jpg,full,alignright] The successor to the EOS 5D launched in 2005, Canon a full-frame CMOS sensor, HD video capture. In addition to capturing full-HD 16:9 video clips at 1,920×1,080 resolution, the 5D Mark II features a 21.1 megapixel full-frame […]

Hello?…..Hello? Great, I Just Took A Picture Of My Finger!

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

As we walk the streets of NYC with our techy iPhone camera in hand, we wonder what else can this phone/ipod/video player/gaming device/ camera do for my photographic life ? [photopress:PJWhite_250px.gif,full,alignright] Our good friends over at Photojojo collaborated with Matt Nuzzaco to go through EVERY photo app currently available on the iPhone App store. From […]

I Feel A Little Naked

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Off in NYC on a business trip, and decided to travel without a DSLR as test. In one of the most visually stimulating cities in the world, the tools have been limited to 2: An iPhone and a Point and Shoot, I know, I know…it’s not like I’m totally stripped. The point and shoot is […]

It’s Time For YOUR “At Bat”

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

What we’re talking about is this weeks giveaway. And the “at bat” is sporty talk for your chance to swing and hit a home run. Getting up to the plate. OK, baseball. You CAN be a contender. By putting your photographs into a hard cover form, you will get them off of the hard drive […]

Is There A Book In You? Blurb Thinks So

Friday, September 12th, 2008

The folks over at Blurb, who make it super easy for you to create a high quality photo book, complete with dust jackets and end flap info, have gone deeper into the realm. Along with the creative support they give you on the site , they have started an offshoot called Photography.Book.Now which is a […]

Remember The Day

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

I know exactly where I was, and what I was doing. Sitting in the home office, very early on the West coast, prepping for calls to the East. First cuppa joe, and turned on the tube. The first tower had been struck. The horrible events that followed will always be burned in my memory, along […]

Weekly Giveaway – Never Can Say Goodbye

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Or, you never HAVE to say goodbye. We mean to your digital files. [photopress:103_product_image_437136666.jpg,full,alignright] This week we have great CD-ROM from the folks at Software-Cinema – Lightroom Workflow:Creating Bulletproof Archives of Digital Photographs OK, not only are you going to learn the optimum way to use Lightroom, but in this CD-ROM, you’ll learn a necessary […]

Like Superman’s Vision, But With More Beauty and Elegance

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Before we tell you about the life threatening danger this man is in for his art, we’ll take a look at the art itself. [photopress:xraydude.jpg,full,centered] Nick Veasey doesn’t use a Nikon. Or a Canon. Or Hasselblad. Not even a view camera. [photopress:rtg_bus.jpg,full,centered] Detail of a full shot of a bus He creates using X-Ray machines. […]

Eugene Richards Wins Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

This just in: The brilliant, compassionate photographer, Eugene Richards will receive $20,000 and collaborative support from Getty Images photo editors as he pursues his documentary photography projects. He began work on “War is Personal” in 2006 as a series of photo and text essays focused on the lives of people in the US who’d been […]

OK, Sherman, Set The WayBack Machine for 1973 – LAFlash!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

OK, first… what the heck is a wayback machine? On the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, 2 characters, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, would travel back in time via the wayback, to learn about history. [photopress:Waybackmachine3.png,full,centered] And LAFlash? [photopress:laflash_poriginal.jpg,full,centered] It was a celebration of Los Angeles style in 1973, told by photographers. Stop laughing. It may be […]

Santa Monica

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Rose Gallery Mark Cohen: True Color Feb. 17th – April 11, @009 2525 Michigan Ave. Gallery G-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404 Tel: 310.264.8440

A Perfect Time To Read This Article By Debbie Zeitman

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

As we continue in our theme of sharing,saving and accessing your photographs, we bring you an article, by reader Debbie Zeitman, which hits right on target with us. [photopress:apertue_1.jpg,full,centered] Liberate Your Photos by Debbie Zeitman Digital photography makes it easy to leave your photos locked up in your computer, meticulously backed up and protected, but […]

Art Is In The Eyes of the Beholder..And We Think You’re Holding!

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Yep, we’re talking about your life and every thing in it. Especially the photographs. These are the visual records of your history, and the cultural times you’ve lived in. Whether there are cues from the clothing, the vehicles, the furniture, the hairstyles. [photopress:593px_Family_House_1969.jpg,full,centered] You may not have realized it, but all of these captured moments […]

Oh, Sure…A-List Celebrity, Married to An Incredible Woman, Global Humanitarian.. What Else Ya Got?

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Yep, he’s has a few things going for him. Brad Pitt just added another assignment into his ultra cool life: cover photographer for W. Coming in November. Luckily, he knew the talent so it must have been a lot more comfortable for him. Plus at least one of them was very at ease in front […]

Shhhhhhh…Can We Keep This Between Us?

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I’m now about to reveal a secret. A photographic secret. A truly fun secret. A birthday party time secret. You’ve done the prom parties, the costume parties, the dinner parties, the pile-into-a-limo parties and party. Been to most of em. [photopress:bday_party.jpg,full,centered] Try this on for size: a fashion shoot party. Give all of your guests […]

Carrie Bradshaw Is To Shoes, As Photographers Are To……..

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

BAGS! Gear Bags. Working Bags. Ditty Bags. Travels Bags. And rightfully so. Like the we always say, the Right tool for the Right job. Or bag in this case. Photographic bags can look like they have all that you need, space, pockets, dividers support online, in the store, or the videos we present, but it’s […]

Here They Come…Faster Than A Speeding Bullet…Able to Upgrade Your Photos in a Single Bound

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Look! Up in the Sky! It’s Canon and Nikon!. With new DSLRs for you to desire, covet, wait for. Not surprised are you? It’s almost time for Photokina, the every 2 year trade show in Cologne, Germany. This is where the manufacturers introduce the latest gear, which may be ready for the coming buying season: […]

While We Wait for the New Shows….

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The galleries are closed. The owners are perhaps dipping their toes in the sand and sea. Like you probably are. The new work is waiting to be hung and viewed, once we all return to our routines. When I was a kid, this last weekend meant the final gasp of vacation, school supplies had to […]

They Are At It Again! Adobe Rolls Out Some New Product For The 93% Crowd

Monday, August 25th, 2008

The folks at Adobe keep coming at us with new, updated products. And the improvements seem to come from user input. You are totally the right people to listen to. They will be making available a new version of Photoshop Elements for the 93% of you (the PC crowd) now on version 7 by the […]

The Good, The Bad, and the Real World Review of RayFlash – Ring Light for Your Portable Flash

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

This one goes out to all of our strobist friends out there. Peace. [photopress:DSC_0242x.jpg,full,alignright] The right tool for the right job. Said it once or twice. Love the great shadowless light that a ring light can give you. Essentially, it’s a circular flash tube whose output is shaped by reflectors, dishes, or shot full frontal. […]

Photosynth: Dizzying 3D Photomerging from Microsoft

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

OK, we love 3D. Truly. And photomerging is one of the most fun things to do when it happens right. there is a certain satisfaction when it appears to be a seamless stitching of multiple images. But this is a whole new animal. Yep it one of those 93% applications ( meaning PC) but check […]

The Summer Wind, Came Blowin In……….

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Can’t believe the summer is gearing down already as the vacationers have left for the last bits of sun worshipping, splashing or just seeing the warm months of relationships outdoors start to wane. Yep, soon all of the still photos of the fun will be headed to the memory banks, and we’ll be there to […]

Didja Watch History Being Made? 8 Gold Medals!!!!!

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Do you know who the folks are that are recording it? [photopress:79539181.jpg,full,centered] These are the men and women wearing the khaki Kodak vests, serving as their ID credentials, spending day after day picking the angles, carrying the looooong lenses, moving from venue to venue. Photo Olympians to be sure. But check out these sites to […]

Hey !…Tomato!… Over Here!… Is It True You’re Dating Kolrahbi??

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Every Sunday, I make it down to the local Farmers Market. It happens to be in Brentwood,CA. home of more than 2 celebrities. And some of them happen to go to the market. Hey, they have to feel their peaches for firmness, just like you and me. [photopress:DSC_0076_2.jpg,full,centered] Anyway, part of my shopping experience is […]

Stop The Inky MADNESS!

Monday, August 11th, 2008

It’s been a couple of weeks of technologic challenges. Starting with our main computer deciding to live in triage at the Apple store ( they gave us a new one, still kernel panicing), then the shared printer decided that every time we put a new color cartridge in, what it meant to say was that […]

And Now A Word From……You!

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Last week we did the weekly giveaway a little differently. [photopress:simplesave3.jpg,full,alignright] Along with giving product to the correctly numbered reply, we asked you to tell us why the item, in this case, HP SimpleSave DVD’s, would be a good thing for you to get. Well, the response was terrific, and we wish there was enough […]

Weekly Giveaway – China: Is That Big Enough?

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Let’s continue to take a look at this expansive country and culture. This time we come from a photojournalistic point of view in this massive volume from Taschen; China-Portrait of a Country by 88 Chinese photographers. [photopress:51Q7kkJ0JBL._SS500_.jpg,full,centered] With visual tracking of history, this 424 page volume gives you a taste of the years of change […]

“With These 5 Rings, I Thee Wed” – 08.08.08

Friday, August 8th, 2008

[photopress:fe54cc343543532ae8223d438f2539e9_getty_81972990cpzex101_olympic.jpg,full,centered]© Getty images Get ready to be married to the media. The TV, Internet, Magazine, Newspaper coverage for the Olympics , starting with the opening ceremonies later today, will be like you’re living with it 24/7. And the good part, is all of the classic photographs that have yet to be taken. Just imagine being […]

What’s In The Bag? Mark Savage: Photographer

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

We bring you another in this series of working pro photographers, sharing their secrets of the tools of the trade. [photopress:MS_port.jpg,full,centered] This time, Mark Savage from Corbis, shows us his simple set-up, that works like a charm, and gets the job done. Plus, his portable lighting gear may make you rethink your options. He loves […]

Dummy Up And Save Energy

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

This one is for all of you Strobists out there who can’t get enough power with the battery set up they are using. So here is what we’re talking about. If you will be shooting for an extended period of time, like an event, and need to rely on your portable flash for light, you […]

I Know It’s Here…Somewhere..I’m Sure Of It….

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

But first let me tear through all of the gear and see EXACTLY where I left it. So maybe it’s time to get a bit more organized. After finding files in various hard drives (hard drive crash, computer replaced, almost have everything back where it should be) we’re ready to tackle the hard goods in […]

Weekly Giveaway – It Doesn’t Get Much Easier Than This – HP SimpleSave

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

How about this : you have all of your digital photos and video files stored somewhere on your computer. You’ve been meaning to back them up, as you start getting some error messages on your screen. Something is wrong with your computer and the repair techs say to wipe the hard drive clean and reinstall […]

You Suck At Photoshop….now THIS is funny!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

Just took a look at this series from My Damn Channel. If you like your Photoshop lessons with a bit of backstory (fresh divorcee ) from the instructor, a lot of attitude, but some real lessons, You have to check this out. They are up to 13 lessons, with your teacher Donnie, who seems right […]

I’m Getting Married In The Morning….

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

…..and the photographs will be FREE! [photopress:strong_teasers07.jpg,full,centered] That is the idea by some very smart wedding photographers at PRINT. [photopress:print_logo_blog.jpg,thumb,alignright] To introduce a new photographer to their company, they have asked for couples planning nuptials to submit their story. Kinda like what the TODAY show did with couples this year. Here are the entry regs: […]

Brescia, Italy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Gallery Paciarte Contemporary Araki “Polaroid” Vs Womanliness Groupshow April 23rd – May 23rd 2009 Via C. Cattaneo 20/b 25121 Brescia – Italy Tel. Fax +39 030 2906352

Lightroom Just Got Tastier; Now Available in 2.0

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Tastier and more productive. By far. We have been fans of Lightroom since it came out ,for a lot of reasons, but mainly the way it fit in our workflow. It was the most natural, integrated, asset management software for photographers. Like all things, it grew up. The last update gave you additional tools with […]

Weekly Giveaway – Fire Up The DVD Players!

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Whether you are taking a staycation or hitting the road this summer, this giveaway has 3 chances of delivering something to you. [photopress:VW445_150.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:73_product_image_2120129690_1.jpg,full,alignright] [photopress:512VssvxJGL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] * Inspiration with a DVD from ICP on Henri Cartier- Bresson, taken from a lecture he gave in the 70′s, with his photographs to follow you through * Education with […]

You Say It’s Your Birthday!

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

Well it’s my birthday too, yeah. But today is a different kinda day for me. I prefer to give gifts instead of receive them. It’s an important day in my photographic life and this is why: When I was about 8, there was a softcover book on the bookshelf in the hall, between the 2 […]

I Know, It’s Only Rock N Roll…..

Friday, July 25th, 2008

but I Like it, Like it, Yes I DO ! [photopress:DSC00625.jpg,full,centered] Jim Marshall has photographed some of the most iconic rock and roll images of our time. From the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Hendrix in his classic stance, Janis Joplin in repose avec bottle, Jim Morrison sucking up a smoke, Johnny Cash flipping you off, […]

And We Have A Winner in iPhone Contest!

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

We would like to thank everyone who posted some excellent photography for the contest. The amount of work, thought, and time put into them was evident and made the judging that much tougher. And speaking of the judging we’d like to thank all of our creative friends in the ad world who helped us in […]

Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Duncan Miller Gallery Henri Dauman, Florence Guere – Sharp Contrast Sept. 18 – Oct.25th,2008 10959 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90034 Tel: 310.838.2440

Kernel Panic Has Nothing To Do With Orville Redenbacher

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I only wish it did. Instead, kernel panic is what happens when your computer has major issues. As in time to bring it into the shop. Like you better hope you have everything backed up. Been chatting that “Back-Up” stuff here for awhile and before taking in the sick friend, read MacPro, triple backed up […]

Real World Review – Boda Bag: Work Fast And Light

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

We’ve said it before: the right tool for the right job. If you have ever had to shoot an event like a wedding, party,business gathering, celebrities, and wanted to be compact, change lenses fast to make sure you got the shot, the BODA lens bag is a great choice. We’ve discussed other bags in this […]

August Sander and His Unfinished Visual Symphony

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The Getty Museum has, once again, brought out gold from its massive photography collection. This time it’s from the German Portraitist, August Sander: People of the Twentieth Century From the early 1900′s to before WWII he traveled his view camera from city to farmland posing his subjects with appropriate wardrobe and accoutrement to show respect […]

Weekly Giveaway – Out Of The Red, Into The Scene

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

Only 3 weeks until the Summer Olympics opens in Beijing. The coverage will start to inundate the airwaves, website, and every other screen. [photopress:412TRNF41HL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] So we wanted to take another look at the photography scene there, and in this case Out Of The Red. In a country with over 1.4 billion people, the diversity and […]

Living In A 3D World…Aren’t We Doing That Already??

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Oh Sure-[photopress:Krystlerocker.gif,full,alignright] There is some 3D-ness out now in the movies, the latest being Journey to the Center of the Earth, with more coming, but let’s give props to the 3 Dimensional photos that you may have had as a kid. Only viewable on this little item, The Viewmaster. It is STILL the coolest thing […]

Real World Review: The Nikon D300 – Still Great After All This Time

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

[photopress:D300_18_70_front34l.jpg,full,centered] Wait…didn’t this just come out…….? The Nikon D300 has been in our hands now for a couple of months. Of course Nikon just announced the D700. Not so many months later. But thankfully, it was added to the line, and not a replacement. So consider this outstanding camera, the D300, and relish the fact […]

Art Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Sometimes the beholder has paid some huge money for it. Not just being flippant, but the art market depends on the collectors to set the tone for value. When Andreas Gursky’s diptych of the 99cent stores sold for over 3.3 million dollars, a new height was reached for the sale of a photograph by a […]

Weekly Giveaway – Inspiration and Discovery

Monday, July 14th, 2008

[photopress:640_cover.jpg,full,alignright] Well, you have to get those 2 things from this book, PHOTOart: Photography In The 21st Century. And we are sure you will. 120 artists, 520 pages, glossaries, and brilliant observations and reviews of each photographers work. Aperture has done it again with this look at the current group of artists leading the way […]

Corbis Opens MOFAA – A Virtual Museum

Monday, July 14th, 2008

It sounds like a great idea. MOFAA.ORG : Museum of Art for the Arts. The stock photo houses that have been gobbling up all of the rights for some of the greatest photographic images in history, give something back to the community. The ability to see these photographs, at least online. Here is the full […]

Aperture is Truly “Book Smart”

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

With a long time reputation for producing some of the best tomes in photography, including the brilliant magazine, Aperture has produced another volume of photographic importance. [photopress:640_cover.jpg,full,alignright] PHOTOart compiles a collection of brief introductions to 120 of the most important up and coming artists. OK, here are the layout highlights: by giving each photographer their […]

If You’re Gonna Lie……..

Friday, July 11th, 2008

…at least do a good job of it. [photopress:0709_lede_IRAN.jpg,full,centered] In the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse) [photopress:ledemissiles2.jpg,full,centered] the […]

iPhone App Store Opens – With A Bunch of Photo Specific Downloads

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Tomorrow will see the second coming of the iPhone. Year 2 of this historic phone. We’ll see how it all goes, as some people feel it’ll be life changing. Every other competitor is looking to be the “iPhone killer”. One of the big things that is the Apps store with new applications to add to […]

Hmmmm..Does This Article Make My Blog Look Fat ?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Sure, we’re getting some more crazy stuff in today. But it’s not just to fill the page. This stuff is funny. And photographic. As the summer progresses and we all hit the social events, ( re : parties, gatherings, BBQ’s, beach days, etc.) everyone has a digital camera and has no problem recording the events […]

OK Everybody, Settle down..Theres enough sales for everybody: The Democratization Of Stock Photos

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

A few weeks ago we let you know about PhotoShelter’s new push in the stock photo world with Shoot The Day! They have done their homework and found out what the people who buy the photographs really need. And we’re talking about the subject matter. Then The big boys come in like Corbis with SnapVillage, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Just for Fun

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

I know, we go all kinds of places on this site, from simple photo related gadgets, to heavy emotional exhibits, pro gear reviews, and DVDs that can help teach you to be a better photographer. Educate, Inspire and Entertain. That’s what we ultimately hope to do. But this week, the giveaway is all about fun. […]

So you Wanna Play The Stock Market?

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Sure, the stock photography market can be a lucrative key to the residual lock. the gift that keeps on giving. Yep, it’s the photographs that are kept on file with numerous selling agents and are sold for reuse to advertisers.They save money by not hiring a shooter to go out and specifically capture a subject […]

A Few Extra Things for The Traveling Photographer

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Even if you are prone to a staycation, there are still times you will packing the gear and heading out. Here are a couple of things that always make their way into my traveling camera bag. Just some additional tools that have made my photographic life easier. I’ll admit it. My sense of direction could […]

We Would Like To Play

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

[photopress:banner.jpg,full,centered] So began the Wii advertising campaign before it became one of the most coveted gaming devices for the rest of us. Like Festivus, the holiday for the rest of us. ( anyone?..Beuller?…Beuller?…) And now finally there is a photography game that is totally cool. I know, my age is just about 12 , but […]

Shooting Fireworks – Some Tips Other Than “Don’t Hold Them In Your Hand”

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

(This is a previously published article, but the fireworks haven’t changed, so it should all still hold true.) What is it about fireworks that draws us close, cause us to emit uncontrollable ooohs and ahhhhs, and brings a group experience unlike any other? That shared , almost primal feeling of amazement at seeing those colored […]

If History Has Taught Us Anything…….

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

[photopress:10c762e89da0a866c1074110._AA240_.L.jpg,full,alignright]“Just Take It In Little Bits At A Time”. That’s was the formula for getting the most out of a book called “The Keepers Of The Light” . Sitting at a luncheon on the Riviera, I was introduced to a man who knew things. Photographic things. Image things. And we talked. He told me of […]

This Just In: Nikon Announces New Camera In The Line-Up / D700

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

[photopress:D700_24_120_front.jpg,full,centered] So halfway between the D300 and the D3, Nikon brings the D700. Size wise comparable to the D300 but has the amazing ISO range of the D3 (up to 25,000!) Full Frame sensor : FX (23.9 x 36mm) and cropped DX Still a 12.1 megapixel unit, but you know by now that its all […]

Ovation TV – Our New Best Friend

Monday, June 30th, 2008

On Sunday, it was a bit hot here in Los Angeles, making it was a good day to read and maybe catch up on some TV. Flipping around the channels, we searched for some content that would hold at least SOME interest. Spain had already won. and then, “woah” [photopress:23193_1177709159.jpg,full,alignright] Ovation TV had an all […]

Weekly Giveaway – How About A Free Camera ?

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Special word for today’s giveaway is “HOLGA”. Shocking, I know.. Details below. [photopress:31A1SCJZZ4L_1._SL500_AA200_.jpg,full,alignright] Of course you’ve heard about the Holga. Just the coolest low tech film camera around. And since it’s all plastic, a lightweight wonder also. There is a cult built around this camera and if you’ve never put your hands on one, here […]