Astounding Passion Project! Abraham Joffe’s ‘Ghosts of the Arctic’ is a Must See

Every time I get an email from Abraham Joffe, I open it immediately because I know I'm going to be impressed and his latest project ‘Ghosts of the Arctic' is an absolute must see. Normally, I post the video at the top, but I think you really should know the background before you watch as it makes it just that much more impressive. And frankly I'm not sure I could bear the kinds of temperatures they experienced in shooting this!

Photographer Joshua Holko: “The product of more than two years of planning Ghosts of the Arctic was filmed exclusively in the

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Canon Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn Mentors 5 Ambitious Shooters And You

Bruce Dorn (Canon Explorer of Light) has created a series of 6 videos for Canon on the ‘creative abilities' of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
My latest Canon video series, “Brucie Interrupted” is now online!! Yay!!! vimeo.com/channels/1270642 Watch and follow along as I interrupt my busy schedule to mentor five ambitious shooters. Join us as we explore and exploit a small sampling of the creative capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. As you'll see, I'm a very busy man with lotsa important stuff to do but I always have time to teach. We had a blast! If
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Crop Sensors vs Full Frame :: Crop Or Crap? A very funny Zach Arias video

I admit I'm a full frame snob… but this video from Zach Arias is hilarious. And I totally understand his point – and I keep saying it over and over, it isn't about the gear, it is about the skills you have as a photographer or filmmaker! That being said, I love my full frame Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and I had a lot more success with my images after I switched from a crop sensor to a full frame… But buy the best camera you can afford and spend more money on lenses than bodies. And shoot as much as
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Canon Switcher: “I Hate The Canon 6D Mark II – Goodbye, Canon”

Following up on the article I did last week on the decline of DSLR and Mirrorless sales, I wanted to get your thoughts on new cameras like the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. I've found plenty of videos like below… people complaining about the Canon EOS 6D Mark II and how Canon isn't listening to users… so they're switching. I guess it is much like the PC vs Mac discussions isn't it? The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Many of us are addicted to new gear. We love new technology and we now seem
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Complete Namibia Tour 2017 Travelogue 4 (Podcast 581)

This week I’m going to share twelve wildlife images from the Etosha National Park with you, as we near the end of our Complete Namibia Tour Travelogue series.
We pick up the trail on day eleven of this epic tour, as we arrive at our lodge. For the next two nights, we are in perhaps one of the best lodges in Namibia. I’ve just been able to secure two nights here for the 2018 tour, which I’m really happy about, as our initial plans only included one night here. As we arrived, one of my guests said “roughing it with
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Tornado Chasing – Capturing Tornados Close Up On A Week Long Chase

tornado chasing with ron rismanEver want to go Tornado Chasing? I do! I haven't managed to make the time or dig up the cash to make it happen, but it is on the bucket list! My friend Ron Risman managed to go on his second tornado chase this year and brought back some great footage. Ron submitted the following guest post (you can too!) A few weeks ago Ron Risman headed up a timelapse storm chasing adventure for alumni of his timelapse photography workshops (TimelapseWorkshops.com). The Adventure took them over 3500 miles in 7 days, and through eight different
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Tornado Chasing – Capturing Tornados Close Up On A Week Long Chase

tornado chasing with ron rismanEver want to go Tornado Chasing? I do! I haven't managed to make the time or dig up the cash to make it happen, but it is on the bucket list! My friend Ron Risman managed to go on his second tornado chase this year and brought back some great footage. Ron submitted the following guest post (you can too!) A few weeks ago Ron Risman headed up a timelapse storm chasing adventure for alumni of his timelapse photography workshops (TimelapseWorkshops.com). The Adventure took them over 3500 miles in 7 days, and through eight different
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DSLR Sales Down – Nobody Is Buying Stand Alone Cameras Any More!

dslr sales downDSLR sales were down in 2016 – but before you put on your “see mirrorless is taking over the world” hat, mirrorless sales were down too (tho they were less down than DSLR sales)! Yesterday, I was thinking about the new Light L16 I've been telling you about (and have a new site covering this incredible new technology called lightRumors) and they're about to start shipping the first production cameras this Friday, and I've been thinking a lot about the future of cameras. And so when I found this video by Mark over at The Photo/Video Show, it really hit home. People
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How to Get Work By Presenting Your Images The Right Way on Social Media

Last week I was very fortunate to have Paris-based photographer and Photoshop/Lightroom expert Serge Ramelli as my guest on ‘The Grid’ and I have to say, he shared some real-world experience and insights about getting work by how you post your images on Social Media that was absolutely just blowing people away! I’ve had people emailing me, tweeting, etc., about this episode and how much insight they gained from what Serge shared. It’s literally money in your pocket if you’ve been trying to sell your work, or get noticed or get hired via social media. Really brilliant stuff. I’ve Continue reading "How to Get Work By Presenting Your Images The Right Way on Social Media"

Laowa Magic Format Converter (MFC), the World’s First Fujifilm GFX Adapter With Optics for Canon/Nikon Full Frame Lenses

This is fascinating to me – if it works, it could be a real boon to using Canon glass on the Fuji GFX

Venus Optics Announces the World’s First Lens Adapter Which Can Enlarge the Image Circle of Full Frame Lenses for Using on Fujifilm GFX-50S

Via Venus Optics Press: Anhui China, May 23, 2017 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the Laowa Magic Format Converter (MFC), the world’s first Fujifilm GFX adapter with optics for Canon/Nikon Full Frame lenses. The patented optics
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How to Take Awesome Photos of Fireworks

Each year, on the Fourth of July we celebrate Independence Day. It’s a day where Americans from all walks of life gather together to enjoy massive fireworks displays as our way of celebrating our independence from Dave Clayton and Glyn Dewis, shown above posing with some random American male model). We celebrate by surrounding ourselves with hot dogs, hamburgers, and mountains of potato chips before settling into a lawn chair with an ice cold beer to watch a glorious fireworks display using fireworks made in China. By the way — they’re “chips.” Not fries. Just sayin’ ;-) Another
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Canon Shutter Counts are BACK! The ShutterCount App Team Found The Counts for Newer Canon Cameras!

ShutterCount app resultsSeveral times over the past 8 years I've reported on the ShutterCount app and the earlier apps that were available to be able to see the number of shutter actuations our cameras have taken. These counts are very important for folks who want to sell their gear or just keep updated on how much they've used their cameras. But, with the release of the Canon EOS 5Ds R, Canon changed the way the shutter counts were stored and all the tools were suddenly ineffective in helping out Canon owners and potential buyers. Cut forward to today when the Shutter Count app team
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