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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

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

NY Photographer Fred Bonilla remembers the Twin Towers

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

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

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 – 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photojournalism or Photography? Much more than Tomato – Tomahto

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

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

Real World Review – Nikon P7000: A pocket master

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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

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

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

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

Weekly Giveaway: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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

GoPro or Go Home! End of Year Giveaway!

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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

The pro back-up system that simply works: Wiebetech

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

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

And…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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 : 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 […]

Rencontres d’Arles 2010 – A photographers dream recapped

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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

Weekly Giveaway – 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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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

Monday, May 17th, 2010

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

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

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

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

What’s In The Bag? w/ Jim McHugh Part 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 […]

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

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

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

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

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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

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

Monday, April 12th, 2010

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

“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 […]

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

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

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

Oncemany.com: A simple concept made brilliant!

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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

Sit in front of a computer much?

Monday, January 11th, 2010

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

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

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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

Lucia De Giovanni, Photographer – Her Life Project

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

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

“Acts of Photographic Charity” by Fred Bonilla

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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

ThinkTank Photo Helps the Transition With New Multimedia bags

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

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

Neil Leifer – Legendary Sports Photographer

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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

A few minutes with Walter Iooss – Legendary Sports Photographer

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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

Weekly Giveaway – Many Are Called: Walker Evans

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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

Day 3 PhotoPlus Expo – Less Gear, More Luminaries

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

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

Day 2 PhotoPlus Expo: Softer crowds, deeper digging

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

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

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

Monday, October 19th, 2009

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

Photographers in Cinema – “Blow Up”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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

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

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

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

Every event is another opportunity

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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

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

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

In the 2nd part of this special HD video with a DSLR , “What’s in the Bag” segment, photographer Chris Weeks shows you the whole rig set up and ready to go. Plus there is the all important sound tip in there that you can’t miss. Here is the honest truth about a couple of […]

Want to know what you need to shoot HD Video with a DSLR? “What’s In the Bag” with Chris Weeks gives you the inside scoop

Friday, September 25th, 2009

In another installment of “Whats’ In The Bag” photographer Chris Weeks shows us how he’s making the addition and transition to video. As the photo agencies, like AP, Getty and Corbis, are asking their contract and freelance photographers to start adding video coverage to the mix, a whole new animal has raised it’s head. And […]

What’s In The Bag? – This time Chris Weeks shows us the goods

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

A few weeks ago, we ran into a photographer at an event in Hollywood, and since we usually chat up the shooters, this time was no exception. Chris Weeks is a freelance photographer based in LA, who has one of the freshest takes on the standard assignments that occur in a photogs life. Check out […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon School DVD: Understanding Digital Photography

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Oh, we know you’ve already got it down. But I know there isn’t one of us that couldn’t use a little refresher. Or perhaps just a way to explain things to your friends who all look at you as the photo guru. Sure, we’ve seen it. You may just know how to do what you […]

Street Photography: Documenting the Human Condition – Part Two with Chris Weeks

Friday, September 11th, 2009

As promised, here is the second part of the three part series. Note that there are other photographers represented here, Severin Koller, Frank Jackson and Mario Anzuoni, in addition to Chris Weeks, representing their own style of street photography. Enjoy!

Iris Nights at the Annenberg Space For Photography – Thursday Night Lectures Become Part of the Fabric of LA

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

Since they opened in the Spring, the Annenberg Space for Photography has been offering us a chance to hear from working photographers, speaking about their work, and sharing images, both part of our visual collective and some so personal you gain a new insight into the mind behind the camera. What a great way to […]

Weekly Giveaway – In a New York State of Mind: Saul Leiter

Monday, August 31st, 2009

It’s about the summer heat and the winter chill. Photographer Saul Leiter, was able to bring a temperature gauge to his photographs, along with a gritty city feel, that put you there. Whether it was his photographs of a waiter working in the sweltering humidity, or his classic wintry window, that let you experience the […]

DSLR Remote from onOne: a $20 bit of Real Magic

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Seriously. We were working on an article about tethered shooting, when this came along. Tethered shooting; you know, where your camera is USB connected to your computer, and as you shoot, the photographs get displayed on your computer monitor, be it laptop or desktop. Very handy to see what the heck you have, and let […]

Weekly Giveaway – Nikon takes you to lighting school….

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

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

“We are stardust, we are golden”

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Sound a little like a line from a song out of the 60′s? Yep, it is. Woodstock it is, my friends, and on this 40th Anniversary of that event, you cannot miss the images or the tributes. Or how about a movie based on the actual event? Taking Woodstock directed by Ang Lee opens this […]

Weekly Giveaway – Joe McNally’s “Faces of Ground Zero”, OOP

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

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

Emilio Morenatti, POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Seriously Injured in Afghanistan

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

You don’t usually get a chance to meet the photojournalists that cover the atrocities of war. Most of the time they are on the front lines covering the event, or hanging in the local hospitals finding out where the most dangerous areas are. And then going in and getting the most harrowing looking images you […]

Anthropy Arts brings you some of the finest photography documentaries

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

We have the pleasure of watching most of the DVD’s made of biographies of photographers. From the 10 min. quickie hits of the Contacts series to the PBS versions of insights into an artists life, such as the Contacts series Our shelves are filled with a few hundred of these, as we collect what may […]

Oscar Winning, Beautiful and a Talented Photographer : Jessica Lange is honored by the George Eastman House

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

When you hear about an actors passions other than what they are famous for, you may sometimes wonder: is it the fame that legitimizes the other endeavors? Or, in the case of Jessica Lange, can you look at her photographs and be fully objective on their merit ? Quite honestly, we feel that there will […]

Hard Drives will fail. Not if, but when.

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Sorry, but this is not really new news. Those spinning plates holding your precious data, and yes, I mean photographs, will only really spin for so long. That’s why we are always advocating a good back up plan. As does everyone else in the industry. OK, that’s the info, what are some other methods to […]

Weekly Giveaway – 2 Masters, 1 Book

Monday, July 20th, 2009

This has got to be one of our new favorite books. Photographing America: Henri Cartier-Bresson / Walker Evans is on the coffee table and in 2 days, has been opened about 6 times. Actually, that’s a lot in a short time. Now , this is a book we first found in Paris last fall, while […]

Scott Kelby Photowalk 2009- Chinatown, Los Angeles

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

On Saturday July 18th, 2009 there were 913 separate photowalks taking place globally. What the heck is a photowalk Well, you take a group of like minded folks, photographers in this case, assemble them, and together, you walk along a prescribed path taking photographs, socializing, discussing gear, sharing images, and generally hanging out with a […]

Julius Shulman – 1910-2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

We lost one of the masters on Weds. Night., July 15th, 2009 At 98 years old “One Shot “ Shulman, never stopped. Never stopped shooting, (he photographed the new Annneberg Space for Photography this spring) and never stopped touching the lives of so many people. His subjects were the Modernism architecture of people like Neutra […]

Weekly Giveaway – The Industry Disgrace

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

When you’re carrying around a heavy duty camera and a solid piece of glass on your shoulders all day, you could uses break. Sure it’s cool to declare your camera manufacturer allegiance on the strap, although haven’t you already done that with the camera? It’s time for relief. From 1st hand experience, this Industry Disgrace […]

Annenberg Space for Photography wins again with 2nd exhibit

Friday, July 10th, 2009

“You have to see things other people don’t want to see. You have to do your job” Colin Crawford, Director of Photography Los Angeles Times And that job has been examined and celebrated in the second exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography, the new photographic jewel in the crown of Los Angeles. A joint […]

Weekly Giveaway – This one is easy – “The Americans” by Robert Frank

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Yesterday I did a pre-walk around Chinatown getting ready for the July 18th Global Photowalk. A little Dim Sum, some conversation, and a bit of GPS photowork. I know, a slow Sunday. While downtown, no visit is complete without a walk around some of the available art. And now at MOCA is an exhibit of […]

Always blend your resources, because sometimes Brick & Mortar just works!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

It’s nothing new really. I do shop for a ton of things on-line. But major camera gear, I like to put my hands on and have a brick & mortar store standing behind it. Plus the ease of servicing. With books, it’s usually a different matter. Amazon is always the first choice, as the deal […]

What’s in my bag?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Well, whenever I travel, as in fly, I have to pack tight, light and right. The gear that goes has to be rugged, have a purpose and many times, have some back-up. On this last trip, since stills are always a part of the deal, and video gets packed in there too, a hybrid pack […]

Weekly Giveaway – It gave us those nice, bright colors.

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

“So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away” Paul Simon Yeah, I know, everyone has been referencing this song. Maybe because it’s easy. Mostly because it was true. A good friend of mine was the photographer for a major global advertising account, that shot in every exotic location you could imagine. And every possible light condition […]

And the crowds appeared like magic….

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

..to the 2nd day of screenings and seminars at the Cannes Lions Ad Festival! The crowds came into the Palais to check out the shortlist for the print/ poster/and outdoor awards, and managed to fill the space nicely. People were in at 9:00AM sharp to see who made the cut. this is a fraction of […]

The roar of the Lion, the smell of the gutter bar.

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

OK, day one at the Cannes Lions Ad festival. well, almost day one. Night one is more like it. a favorite watering hole, soon to be overrun by ad folk. You don’t have to work in advertising to know that the ad industry has been affected by the “new” economy, like every one else. But […]

“Forget it, Jake. It’s .. Chinatown”. And we’re going to check it out on a Photowalk

Monday, June 15th, 2009

One of the all time classic lines delivered to Jack Nicholson at the end of the movie “Chinatown”. On July 18th, 2009, we are leading a Photowalk there, joining simultaneous photowalks all over the world. Scott Kelby and NAPP are running this second annual event, and there is a good chance there will be one […]

Weekly Giveaway – Instant Photos! (kind of)

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Last fall, we made a visit to NYC for PhotoPlus Expo and, of course, a stop at the International Center of Photography, or ICP. Always a solid group of photography exhibits under one roof, and this time was no exception. A celebration of the tintype, filled the back room with over 150 images, all captured […]

Some simple, useful tools. Good AND cheap!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Check out what the pros use. Every time we go to an event our eyes are on the photogs to see what they use to get the money. The right stuff. The real deal. the gear. The goods. We ask questions too. And we have found a couple of items that are pretty easy to […]

Weekly Giveaway – You may leave, but don’t forget.

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Ahhh, the sweet smell of commencement! Caps and gowns, mortar boards and diplomas. Politicians, celebrities, and business men address the graduates with pithy, sometimes inspirational, sometimes trite, and usually a coda to a turning point in your life. Or someone you know. And what about the memories of your years? Is it all encapsulated in […]

You knew we’d get here eventually, right?

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

We’re talking about the video portion of our program. The video you make with your still camera. No we’re not going to go to the D90 and Canon Rebel series. Yet. And the 5D MKII will have to wait. Let’s start small. And relatively accessible for the wallet. Add video in your pocket. While we […]

MTV Movie Awards And Nikon. Love that Matrix feel!

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Of course you remember the famous scene of Keanu Reeves in the Matrix, dodging bullets by inhumanly leaning backwards, and you got to study the moment from all 360 degrees. Pretty darn cool. And you know how they did it? Still cameras. A whole bunch of them. And powerful computers, spiffy software, and patience. It […]

Remember that guy Barry that you took photographs of in college? His last name wasn’t Obama, was it?

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Last night at the M+B gallery in Los Angeles a new exhibit opened called BARACK OBAMA: THE FRESHMAN. The photographer, Lisa Jack, a fellow student at Occidental college, photographed our future president at 20. This single roll of film, comprises this show and give a tiny, fleeting, glimpse of the man would make history. © […]

Arts of Privacy – Check The Stacks

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

While attending an event at a local museum, The Hammer, we made sure to get there early to wander around and catch up on the exhibits that we had missed. One in particular struck us, not as much for the art itself, but for the concept. To wit: “The Darker Side of Light: Arts of […]

Pilfered – A Cool New Online Mag With A Provocative Name

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Patrick Hoelck is a well respected commercial photographer, artist and now, film director. He is the creator and captain behind a new online magazine, Pilfered. Now in the world of advertising, photographers and directors are asked to present a visual interpretation of how they would approach a concept or creative brief. This, in addition to […]

Sebastiao Salgado : The Genesis Project

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

This man has a special mission and he is completing it with his photography. Perhaps you are familiar with his work as a documentary photographer and his book “Workers”. You may have just come to know him through his most recent work, “Africa” The intensity of the images included in these tomes is matched by […]

A Working Photographer Shares His Gear and Thoughts – Mark Savage

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

We had the opportunity to meet with photographer Mark Savage awhile back at the Corbis offices in Los Angeles. This passionate shooter shares with you, not only what he uses daily in his profession, but why. And some great insights into the job. So if you are considering this profession, or you’d like to meet […]

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 […]

Willa and David Mamet – Simply Told

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

There is an incredible French restaurant in Santa Monica called “Michaels” Located just off the promenade, this spot has been a classic mainstay in Los Angeles, renown for outstanding culinary delights, with Michael McCarty as your host. We were invited to an exhibit of photographs there, opening tonight. Who knew that this excellent restaurant had […]

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 […]

Vee Speers – The Birthday Party: Childhood Memories You May Not Have Had

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

One of the most popular galleries at Paris-Photo last month, was the Jackson Gallery of Fine Art. And the biggest draw were the photographs of Vee Speers.Click on the link and take a look at the series. [photopress:Untitled__16.jpg,full,centered]© Vee Speers The beautifully simple, desaturated yet crisp, photographs of children from her Birthday Party series, brought […]

Another Step For Canon – The New 5D Mark II Full Frame

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And the parade of new gear continues…. Today Canon introduced the EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.[photopress:Canon_5D_Mark_II_flash.gif,full,alignright] [photopress:Canon_5D_mark_II_top.jpg,full,alignright] The successor to the EOS 5D launched in 2005, Canon a full-frame CMOS sensor, HD video capture. In addition to capturing full-HD 16:9 video clips at 1,920×1,080 resolution, the 5D Mark II features a 21.1 megapixel full-frame […]

I Know, It’s Only Rock N Roll…..

Friday, July 25th, 2008

but I Like it, Like it, Yes I DO ! [photopress:DSC00625.jpg,full,centered] Jim Marshall has photographed some of the most iconic rock and roll images of our time. From the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Hendrix in his classic stance, Janis Joplin in repose avec bottle, Jim Morrison sucking up a smoke, Johnny Cash flipping you off, […]

With a Sense of W. Eugene Smith, Andre Hermann’s Images Will Touch You

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

It’s a bold statement to compare someone to W. Eugene Smith. But when Andre Hermann brought his work to the reviewing table at the Academy of Art, and showed his 10 images, I was emotionally sucker punched. It was not just the situation of the subject, Garrett, it was the way his story was told. […]

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  • Convergences: Selected photographs from the Permanent Collection
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  • Tel: 310-440-7300
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  • July 17th- Aug 29th, 2014
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  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A Selection of Photographs from Life Magazine
  • June 26th-August 29th , 2014
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
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  • Underwater
  • July 11th-August 29th, 2014
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio
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