Archive | April, 2010

The Big Picture Chronicles the Oil Spill Near Louisiana

April 30, 2010

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As always, The Big Picture gathers up some amazing photography of what will most likely turn out to be the worst environmental disaster in the US. The result of the fire and subsequent sinking of a deepwater oil rig off the coast of the state of Louisiana, this oil spill has reached the shoreline and […]

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Synchronized shooting

April 30, 2010

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Synchronized shooting

There are times when you may end up with two or more sets of images from a single event or photo shoot. Whether it be a DSLR and a point-and-shoot, your camera and a companion’s or two cameras on a BlackRapid DS-R. I will often shoot with two cameras at events when creating a variety […]

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Simply Put: You Must Be Prepared for the Worst

April 29, 2010

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Simply Put: You Must Be Prepared for the Worst

Photographs © Rick Sammon Canon 15mm lens (above). Canon 24-105mm lens (below). Both: Canon 5D Mark II. Today my photography workshop brought us to the Sister’s Meal Festival in a remote area of China. It’s truly an amazing experience: hundreds of women get dressed in heavy silver and cloth outfits and perform a dance in […]

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Dropico an easy way to share your images

April 29, 2010

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Dropico is a new and easy way to share your images on multiple social networking sites from just one interface, and is as simple to use as dragging and dropping. I created this very quick video to show you how easy it is to use. To download and try it for yourself, head on over […]

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4.27.10 Tuesday Talented Twitter Find: Julien Gille

April 29, 2010

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4.27.10 Tuesday Talented Twitter Find: Julien Gille

[Editors Note: Because of a glitch, this post did not make it out until today, when it was supposed to come out on tuesday, Sorry folks!] Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . […]

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The Rebirth of Professional Photography

April 28, 2010

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The Rebirth of Professional Photography

Photographs © Rick Sammon. All rights reserved. Canon 5DMark II. Canon 24-105mm (left); Canon 70-200mm f/4 (right). Of course this post was inspired by Randy’s post: “The Death of Professional Photography? Not!” I could not agree with my friend Randy more! Thanks to new technology – such as the iPhone and iPad – professional and […]

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The Death of Professional Photography? Not!

April 28, 2010

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The Death of Professional Photography? Not!

A recent article in the New York Times practically proclaimed the death of traditional professional photography. (The New York Times, March 29, 2010, “For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path“, Stephanie Clifford) First, I felt offended as I scanned the paragraphs. Then, I decided not to participate in that pessimistic frame of thought. The […]

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A Cool Use of Photoshop’s Transform Feature

April 27, 2010

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A Cool Use of Photoshop’s Transform Feature

Photograph © Rick Sammon. All Rights Reserved. Early one morning while exploring a remote region of The Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, I spotted this scene next to a school: students and their teaching saying a morning prayer before class. I wanted to get the shot and I wanted to get everything in the scene in […]

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HDR + Topaz Adjust = Rockin’ Images

April 26, 2010

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HDR + Topaz Adjust = Rockin’ Images

Photographs © Rick Sammon. All rights reserved. My travel workshop is off to a very remote area of China today. Pictures to come, if we have internet service. Yesterday, we played around with HDR (Photomatix) + Topaz Adjust (Spicify effect) on some of our images. Here is one before-and-after example. Try HDR + Topaz Adjust! […]

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HDR People Pictures

April 26, 2010

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HDR People Pictures

Today, my travel photography workshop brought us to a remote area of China – Guiyang. Shooting HDR, of course. The keys to shooting HDR images that include people: • Ask the person to hold very, very still. • Take several sets of pictures – hopefully to ensure at least one set with no subject movement. […]

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