#TBT – As Real As It Gets: Wyatt Neumann

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

First posted this in May, 2009, Wyatt Neumann, photographer, has recently become a cause celebrate for his photographs of his children posted online. A loving, devoted,father, this series has become a polarizing discussion of artist rights. But he’s a good photographer. Have a look at some of his work before the controversy.The Flickr link is […]

Brad Elterman : a little #TBT in many ways

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This article was first posted in 2009. We’re going to dedicate Thursdays on Photoinduced as Throw Back Thursday, and go into our archives to reintroduce some folks and photography to you. Sure, the concept of paparazzi was popularized in the days of La Dolce Vita. Yes, celebrities have always been sought after for exclusive personal […]

Garry Winogrand at the MET : A traveling show gets new home

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

He was one of the most ironic photographers of our time. Prolific,obsessed,and a social commentator with a fast shooting camera. The show currently at the Metropolitan began at SF MOMA a year ago. And it had a significantly different take away flavor. A master of street photography, Garry Winogrand was an observer of the human […]

iKlip Puts Your Tablet Where You Need It!

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Sure, the case on your iPad lets you prop it up, vertical or horizontal, but you need a surface to set it down on. Or you get to hold it for indeterminate lengths of time. When it’s a matter of sending txts or watching vids, checking email, or heck, even a little shopping, it’s not […]

Olloclip 3-In-1 Macro: Extreme close-up photography in your hand

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I love the Olloclip lenses. There. I said it. There are so many ways to add lenses to that phone in your pocket , and I’ve tried a bunch. Forget the magnets, not a good idea to put one next to your camera. And the cases that have screw in lenses may be good (new […]

Speedlight Ringlights : Right tool for the job

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

There seems to be a holy grail of lighting mods, and the ring light is right up there in the pantheon of  desired tools. The search for best  in class has been an ongoing quest. Nikon D800, 24-70mm-2.8 lens @66mm,ISO 200, 1/125sec @ 4.5 What is it? Essentially, a circle of light surround your lens […]

Coming soon : Sony RX 100 III : Broadcast specs for video in a compact camera

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Well, as sure as the sun will come up every day we know the compact camera you bought last year will be updated this year. Just commit and buy when you need. If you haven’t secured your latest favorite compact, check out what’s coming from Sony in June: The RX 100 III. Maintaining an $800 […]

Nikon 1 gets a 2 Stop Upgrade: J4 and S2 models

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

With the continued success of the Nikon 1 series, they have come out with 2 newer models, the Nikon 1 J4 and Nikon 1 S2, incorporating the learnings from other models in the Nikon family. Designed for the photographer looking for a lightweight solution with the versatility of a DSLR, and for the family shooter […]

SXSW 2014 : Lexar & Expodisc – 2 bits of gear that let me sleep

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

SXSW  is one long, stimulating, eye opening, head expanding, visual treat for the photographer. It does go from the morning hours all around the clock to the wee hours. And want/have to cover it all. When I get back to my hotel room at about 2:30-3:00 AM this is the workstation awaiting me: MacBook Pro […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Sony a6000: Focusing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet! LOOK! Up in the sky! It’s a…

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

…APS-C new camera from Sony! At this point all we can do is drool over the stats: 11FPS! Claiming to be the world’s fastest AF performance at just 0.06 seconds.

Capa in Color : One Step Closer to Real @ ICP

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

The archives of Robert Capa, Master Photojournalist are housed in The International Center of Photography, which was started by his brother Cornell Capa. They have just released a set of images from mid-century that will breath a whole new life into the world of photojournalism from that period. His coverage of World War II across […]

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 […]

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™ […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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:

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.

Sony Goes Full Frame and Mirrorless: 36mp strong

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

It’s been long awaited, and the rumors have been flying about this latest salvo in the mirrorless one-up-manship. Sony had a strong lead with the NEX series, and has now laid out a seemingly brilliant camera in 2 flavors. The Sony Alpha 7 with 24.3 mp and the Sony Alpha 7r with over 36mp! Both […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s 10 PM: Do you know where your camera bag is?

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Maybe if you’re reading this at home, you know exactly where your bag is. But what about the other night when you were covering that event? The manager of the facility told it would be cool to leave your main gear bag over in the corner. No one goes there. And besides, they’d be there […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

We love the smell of CES for 5 days. It smells like….gadgetry

Monday, January 16th, 2012

After days of walking the multiple football field sized halls of the Vegas Convention Center, we were amazed, bored, schmoozed, and honestly delighted at the enormity of it all. Seems we walked about 4-5 miles a day, (yep, all tracked with a FitBit tracker) and along with scheduled meetings, stopped at what caught our eyes. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Delkin speeds up your photo life with these 2 new entries:

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The media cards keep getting faster, and you may ask yourself: Should I stay with the old slower cards? You know, in all of the commotion, I’m not sure if I put a slow card or a fast card into the camera. Do I feel lucky? Well, Do I ? (with apologies to Dirty Harry) […]

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 […]

Lauren Greenfield speaks out on Beauty CULTure

Monday, June 13th, 2011

One of the best documentary photographers and filmmakers working today, Lauren Greenfield has shown us the dichotomy of disparate economic lives in Los Angeles, in Fast Forward, growing up female in Girl Culture, the ravages of dysfunction in Thin, along with a successful body of work in the world of advertising. The current exhibit at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – 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 […]

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? 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? 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, […]

“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 […]

“What’s In the Bag?” w/ Kristian Dowling Part 5: Light hardware

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

This is a first for us, as we get into the pro strobe arena. Kristian Dowling is one of the premier freelance photographers, currently living in Los Angeles, who is known, not only for his event photography, but in addition, beautiful and effective location portraiture. We’re not talking about carrying around a bag of speedlights. […]

“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: 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 […]

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……..

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My card….courtesy of Moo.com. And courtesy = free in this case!

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

The most amazing happened last week while in a card exchange situation. In the midst of everyone trading the little rectangles of info, one of the group got repeated extended studies of their cards. Their Moo.com photo cards. Now, photos on business cards are nothing new, but it has either been printed on a photographic […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Giveaway – “I Can See 3D Now, The Rain Has Gone”

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

One of the biggest tech product categories at the recent Consumer Electronics Show was 3-D TV’s. Every major manufacturer was rolling them out, and each had a slight different take on how you, the viewer, would best like to experience it. Active shutter glasses that ensure that each eye only sees the right or left […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Giveaway – Many Are Called: Walker Evans

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Can’t help it. Every time we go to NYC, the time spent in the subway brings this book, Many Are Called , by Walker Evans, to mind. In a strange way, nothing much seems to have changed, from when this was first photographer in the late 1930′s There are iPods and electronics to keep people […]

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, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Photojojo gets your photos off the computer and into your life

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Actually YOU have to get them into your life, but our good friends at Photojojo have finally taken some of the best of their newsletters and website and put them all in one place: Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas Authors Amit Gupta and Kelly Jensen, the folks behind Photojojo have been emailing […]

“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 […]

Weekly Giveaway – A camera you can wear!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

There has been an incredible amount of press lately on the resurgence of Polaroid film, specifically the SX-70 type, including the reintroduction of the camera. A group called The Impossible Project, has been working diligently to re-introduce the famed film packs and systems. After Polaroid decided to cease production, this group acquired the film making […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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, […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

…for about 2.5 hours on this very solid DVD with Bob Krist and Joe McNally (yep,there he is again), Nikon School Presents A Hands-On Guide to Creative Lighting We love it when the manufacturers take it upon themselves to teach you about the products they sell. No, really. Yes, they are promoting their products, but […]

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. […]

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 […]

Weekly Giveaway – Gorillapod Redux: This time we go bigger!

Monday, August 3rd, 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. ) Thanks for the great response last week on the Gorillapod giveaway. Heck, I just used one this weekend for a shoot to hold a […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3-D comes roaring back on the big screen.

Monday, April 9th, 2007

It’s in all of the papers. 3-D movies are about to become the savior of the theater experience. You see, it’s the only movie experience that you can’t get at home. Well not entirely true. Here is a company with a bunch of 3D movies including one directed by none other than Francis Ford Coppola. […]

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