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

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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

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

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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

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

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

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

Nikon announces Mirrorless V3 with 20 FPS

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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

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

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

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

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

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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

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

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

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

This is not an empty shell

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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

MOMA’s New Chief Curator of Photography Freshens Tradition

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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

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 […]

Shoot the Moon with New Nikon Compact

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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

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

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

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

Sony Puts 4K in the Consumers Hand

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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

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

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

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

Autographer: Documenting your POV life

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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

Fred Bonilla : Sharing Your Photo Skills

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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

Holiday Gift Guide #4: Software Standards

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Part 1

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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

Real World Review : Rogue SoftBox for Speedlights

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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

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

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

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

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

Friday, November 1st, 2013

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

Best of Show PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Light em up!

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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

Controling your destiny with Triggertrap now….and in May

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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

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 […]

Bill Eppridge: In passing

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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

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

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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

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

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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

Mirrorless is the trend, & Nikon leaps ahead with waterproofing

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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

The Software you use everyday got a bit better : LR5

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

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

As phones get bigger, Nikon compact goes the other way

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

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

Bits & Bobs : fast photographic look around

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

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

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

Monday, August 5th, 2013

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

The Photo Man – Respect

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

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

Now, let’s get something for free….

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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

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

Friday, July 5th, 2013

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

Some more treasure from the Saul Leiter Archive

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

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

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

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

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

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 […]

Monitor your audio: in-ear or near?

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

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

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 […]

War through the eyes of those who witness and report

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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

Not your regular party photo booth: Martin Parr shoots your portrait @Aperture

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Aperture has been creating some very cool events in the past year,(Daido recreates Xerox book) and this one is huge. One of our favorite photographers, Martin Parr, is having an exhibition of work at Aperture Gallery in NYC. The opening day, from 9AM to 6PM, Mr. Parr will be shooting portraits of the attendees against […]

AIPAD at the Armory : Classic imagery hung with respect

Friday, April 5th, 2013

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

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

Friday, March 29th, 2013

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

Is 1 enough? Is 3 too many?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

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

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

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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

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

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

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

This just in: Pocket Wizard drops price and simplifies

Friday, March 1st, 2013

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

Pocket Rocket : Photoshop upgraded on your smartphone

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

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

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

Monday, February 25th, 2013

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

Our favorite curator emerges refreshed : Aperture’s New Look

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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

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

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

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

“Daddy, where do exceptional lenses come from?”

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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

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

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, January 28th, 2013

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

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

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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

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 […]

Day one of CES 2013: Viva Las Vegas!

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

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

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

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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

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

Monday, December 17th, 2012

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

ThinkTankPhoto takes a walk on the wilderness side with MindShift Gear

Monday, December 10th, 2012

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

Adobe Elements 11 changes the focus starting with the Home Screen

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

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

The Charitable Camera with Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

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

More Gift Guide Suggestions: The Main Hardware

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

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

2012 Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide : Ahh, the Toys!

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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

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

Monday, November 19th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

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

Sandy. You broke our hearts.

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

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

Apparently, Nikon isn’t done with 2012 yet

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

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

Samsung NX20: upload quality photos as fast as a smartphone

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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

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

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

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

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

Monday, October 8th, 2012

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

Sony Touch Screen: Anyone else have this problem?

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

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

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

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

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

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

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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

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

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

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

Canon Goes Mirrorless. Are you in?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

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

Taryn Simon: The smartest photographer in the room?

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

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

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 […]

Glad I’ve got some photos, dad.

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

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

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

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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

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

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

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

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

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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

“I Like to Watch” murmured Chance Gardener

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

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

Getty Museum Acquires Fashion Photographs by Hiro

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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

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

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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

Let’s go down to the streets and see what’s up

Monday, May 21st, 2012

The human condition. It’s perhaps our favorite subject matter in the world of photography, and it’s global. There is sense of familiarity and history, cross culturally, when you see a photograph that makes you relate in a deep personal sense. The richest mine for the subject matter of humanity is, of course, the city. Any […]

Does this camera bag make my gut look big?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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

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

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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

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

Monday, May 14th, 2012

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

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

Friday, May 11th, 2012

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

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

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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

Travel easy, travel safe : Think Tank Photo Camera Bags

Monday, May 7th, 2012

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

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

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

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

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

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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

Weekly Giveaway: Exactitudes – The Unique Qualities of Sameness

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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

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

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

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

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

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

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

Weekly Giveaway : Mellow your Harsh with a Fong Lightsphere

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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

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

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

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

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

Monday, April 9th, 2012

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

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

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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

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

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

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

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

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

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

Photoshop brings CS6 Beta free to your desktop!!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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

The Lytro Light Field camera: Freshly Unboxed!

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

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

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

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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

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

Monday, March 5th, 2012

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

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

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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

Canon adds to a sweet spot: the compact camera

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

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

Nikon D800: Will 36.3 MP be enough for you?

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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

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

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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

Photo’s so good, you’ll want to steal em’: Wyatt Neumann’s “DEEDS ARE GREATER THAN WORDS”

Monday, January 30th, 2012

One of favorite new photographers tells a tale of the US, with a Hunter S. Thompson ferocity, and a deep rooted love of the inhabitants. Wyatt Neumann lives the life he captures, and, while tempered in recent years with the birth of his children, the intensity continues to flow through his photography. Sometimes it’s the […]

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

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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

Using the tools available:Digital Darkroom at the Annenberg

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

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

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 […]

Drum Roll Please…..The New Nikon D4!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

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

Changing the view, one backdrop at a time.

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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

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

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

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

Traveling sticks: tripods for the road – Part 1

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

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

Fred Bonilla : Acts Of Photographic Charity – 2011

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

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

Final week to see Beauty CULTure @ Annenberg Space for Photography

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

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

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

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

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

Nikon hits the mark in the mirrorless category

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

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

The Canon EOS 1Dx Flagship Walkthrough with Chuck Westfall

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

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

Day One at PhotoPlus Expo : Getting Hands On

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

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

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

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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

Rock /Celebrity Photographer Hanauer branches out into Botanical subjects

Monday, October 17th, 2011

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

The Focused Project: Paying it Forward

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

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

Gripping your iPad : 2 ways to solve the problem

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

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

The Unseen Art of Hadi Salehi – Conversations in 3 parts

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

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

Speed the workflow, by covering your keyboard

Monday, September 26th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

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

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

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

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

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

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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

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

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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

Moby shares his life on tour: the yin and the yang

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

You know Moby. World renown musician. Sold over 20 million records. (albums? collections?) Did you know he is also a photographer? Not the kinda of photographer rock star, been taking digital snaps for the past coupla years, but a real shooter who started shooting film on a Nikon F at age 11. We had no […]

NY Photographer Fred Bonilla remembers the Twin Towers

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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

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

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

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

ThinkTank never stops looking at your bags

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

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

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

Monday, August 29th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

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

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) […]

6 Blind men,an elephant and the House of Lam

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

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

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 – Packs small, Plays big: about 32 gb big

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway – A place to put them all.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

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

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

Monday, May 30th, 2011

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

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

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

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

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

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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

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

Monday, May 16th, 2011

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

Honey, I Shrunk the RAID!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

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

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

Monday, May 9th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway : Diane Arbus-Revelations

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

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

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

Monday, April 25th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

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

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

Monday, April 18th, 2011

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

Fly like a G12: Canon’s pocket rocket

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

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

Nikon 5100 : It’s 102k in the dark!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

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

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

Monday, March 28th, 2011

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

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 […]

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

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway : Gary Fong and the Full Monty

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway: Save time/money at the airport

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

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

Photojournalism or Photography? Much more than Tomato – Tomahto

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

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

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

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

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

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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

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

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

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

Art Los Angeles Contemporary: and the fair trifecta completes!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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

A blog becomes a career: The Sartorialist

Monday, January 24th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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

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

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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

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

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

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

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

Monday, January 17th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway: We found some gold to share with you

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

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

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

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

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

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

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway: Color Me Eggleston

Monday, January 10th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

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

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

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

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

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

Friday, December 31st, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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

The photo tool we didn’t think we needed.

Monday, December 27th, 2010

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

Just a little time lapse share

Saturday, December 25th, 2010

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

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

Friday, December 24th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

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

The Modern Classic Canon Powershot G series gets a minor update

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway : 3 volumes of Scott Kelby Goodness

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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

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

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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

Lensbaby jumps into the Micro 4/3′s arena

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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

Lexar and Crucial give you the gift of time

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

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

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

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

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

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

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway : Do the Locomotion with Eadweard Muybridge

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

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

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

Monday, November 29th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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

Holiday Gift Guide 2010 – Part 2: Between the Covers

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

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

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

Friday, November 26th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

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

Bits & Bobs : A fast look around

Monday, November 15th, 2010

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

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

Friday, November 12th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

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

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

Monday, November 8th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Weegee: The Hits!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

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

PhotoPlus Expo 2010 – Form AND Substance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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

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

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – A moveable feast of light

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

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

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

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Engaged Observers : Documentary Photography Since the Sixties

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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

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

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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

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

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Rock Steady in the Small World!

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Jill Greenberg gets all Simian on ya

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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

Gorillapod Video gets your Spidey sense tingling!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

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

Adrian Grenier v. Teenage Paparazzo : A Parasocial Event

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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

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

Monday, September 27th, 2010

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

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

Monday, September 20th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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

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

Monday, September 13th, 2010

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

Foolography Unleashed: It knows where you are…..

Monday, September 13th, 2010

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

Nikon keeps the new gear train rolling with new Coolpix models

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

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

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

Monday, September 6th, 2010

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

Measure Twice, Buy Once – The Compact Boom Arm

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

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

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

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

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

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

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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

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

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway: We’ll be brief…..

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

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

Come for the Zoom, Stay for the Prime!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

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

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

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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

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

Monday, August 16th, 2010

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

Going Rogue! Shaping your light with ease!

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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

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

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

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

Taryn Simon – Observing hidden and unfamiliar things

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

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

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

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Scott Kelby to the Rescue!

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

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

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

Monday, July 19th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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

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

Monday, July 12th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

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

Ohhh, My Aching Back!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

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

Thanks, Dad!

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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

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

Monday, June 14th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

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

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

Friday, June 11th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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

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

Monday, June 7th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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

Lomography comes to Los Angeles! Gallery/Store/Workshops

Monday, May 31st, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Viewbooks gets you on the right path

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

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

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

Friday, May 21st, 2010

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

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

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – ????????

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

And when we say “??????” what we mean is that the weekly giveaway item will be posted in the weekly NEWSLETTER. We feel that those that are up for getting our quick weekly update, should maybe get something in return. In this case the opportunity to receive some cool bit of photo-ness from. A book, […]

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

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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

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

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

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

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

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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

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

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway : We did a little shopping for you in NYC

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Nothing will stop us from a good museum gift shop. And there is truly no better photo gift shop and book store than the one at ICP in NYC. We always see some new photo things that are either gifts for you, gifts for us, or gifts for any photo buddy. And since we were […]

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

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

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

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

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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

Still Time to get your MOPLA on LA!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

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

World Press Disqualifies Winner: What do you think?

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

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

Say hello to your new friend: Photoshop CS5

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

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

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

Monday, April 5th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

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

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

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

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

Revisiting an old photograph

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

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

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

Friday, March 26th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

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

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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

Delkin now protects you from irritating wetness

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally shows you the light

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

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

Analog gets Animated

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

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

Fuji fills an analog void

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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

Gorillapods put your gear just where you want it

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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

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

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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

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 […]

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

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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

PMA – Kicks off this weekend. Fresh gear anyone?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

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

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

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

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

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

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

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

Museums VS. Galleries: and the difference is…

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

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

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

Monday, February 15th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

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

Do you have enough Flair?

Monday, February 8th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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

An intimate look at history, courtesy of David Hume Kennerly

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

For a photojournalist, the question is never about can they get the access to the get shot. That is the job. They’ll be there. It’s what they do once they get there. In the 60′s and 70′s Southeast Asia was the horrific theater for war, and photojournalists were on the front lines, providing the most […]

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 […]

Like any good Fair, it brings out the community

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

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

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

Friday, January 15th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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

Random New Years stuff

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

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

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

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

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

And right before Santa hits the road…

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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

Real World Review – Road Trip! Hard Drives to go

Monday, December 21st, 2009

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

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

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

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

Weekly Giveaway – Stay mobile, my friends

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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

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

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

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

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

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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

Lowepro Camera Bags take you outside and carry a heavy load

Monday, December 7th, 2009

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

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

Friday, December 4th, 2009

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

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

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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

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

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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

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

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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

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 […]

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 […]

New Site Sketches from the Annenberg Space for Photography

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

As we await the opening of this very cool new edition to the landscape of Photography in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2009, they are few things we can show you. However, below are 2 views the artists rendering of the interior space. Check that lens iris ceiling. [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_1_.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:Rendering_of_Digital_Gallery_Opposite_Side.JPG,full,centered] [photopress:MOPLA_logo_home.jpg,full,alignright] Time to book your […]

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 […]

It’s Coming and It’s Gonna Be HUGE!

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

The Annenberg Space For Photography will open in Los Angeles on March 27th, 2009!! ok….what the heck is it? Just the biggest photographic arts news for Los Angeles EVER! Basically , a new photographic exhibition, seminar, workshop, lecture space funded by the Annenberg Foundation with a mission statement that says simply: ” to celebrate photography […]

Happy V-Day!

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Ahhhhh, chocolates, love, roses, the slow walk, the fast ride, and all of the things to give your mate that special knowledge that someone cares. Take pictures, capture the day, moment, or the light falling on your loved one. The light that makes your heart beat faster when it finds your special subject. [photopress:decompression.jpg,full,centered]© DWebster […]

Weekly Giveaway – An Intimate Knowledge

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

A few weeks ago we spoke to you about photographer Ted Orland, and his first exhibit in Los Angeles. But there is so much more to this man. [photopress:art_fear.gif,thumb,alignright] As a writer and teacher and teacher, he has taken an honest approach to the life of an artist in such books as Art & Fear, […]

And The Dynasty Continues……….

Friday, February 6th, 2009

In the world of photography, we really don’t have a lot of familial passing of the art. However, the Weston family has shown that their 3 generations of photographers have maintained the dedication and fine artistry of the patriarchal master himself, Edward Weston. In this first time exhibition at the Duncan Miller Gallery, Kim Weston, […]

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 […]

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