Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Now Shipping

Sigma Ships Its 14mm F1.8 Art, 135mm F1.8 Art and 70mm F2.8 MACRO Art Lenses for Sony E-Mount Cameras with Full-Frame Sensors

Via Sigma Press: Ronkonkoma, NY – August 9, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, today announced availability of three of its interchangeable Art prime lenses for Sony E-mount camera systems – Sigma 14mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,599 USD), Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO ($569.00 USD) and Sigma 135mm F1.8 DG HSM ($1,399 USD) – through authorized US retailers. Available
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Underwater Photography, British Documentary Images, Instagram Photographer and More – planetOids – 2018-08-17

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Check out this article to see some amazing photos taken underwater! Some of them are truly breathtaking!
  • Year’s best in underwater photography revealed (CTV News)
Do you take photos that tell stories about health, science or medicine? If so, enter this contest! You could win a cool prize!
  • Wellcome photography prize launched with focus on health (The Guardian)
This article has some really amazing photos in it that also tells interesting stories about Britain!

Landscape photography, Smartphone photography, Colored lights, Visual Hyperstimulation and More – planetOids – 2018-08-14

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This article talks about some of the ways that we are damaging the environment, as well as risking our own lives, to capture photos for social media. It is a very interesting article and I recommend it to everyone!
  • Why we need some perspective on landscape photography in the Instagram age (The Conversation)
Do you want to make your smartphone photos more professional? Well now is the time! For a limited time, this photography tutorial bundle is on sale! Check it
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Worldwide Photo Walk 2018 Q&A

Above: The group shot of the local photo walk I led in Venice, Italy a couple of years ago — such a great group to walk with, which included my brother Jeff (behind me, far right), and Mimo Meidany (far left), and behind him, Italian legend of love, Roby Pisco. Last week we announced my 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ (once again brought to you by our friends at Canon, and produced by KelbyOne), and today I wanted to do a quick Q&A to answer some of the questions that are already pouring in.   Q. When is
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ANNOUNCING MY 11TH ANNUAL “WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK”

It’s here, and you’re invited to join us at my 11th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ brought to you once again by our friends at Canon, and produced by KelbyOne. This Photo Walk is a worldwide phenomenon with photo walks in nearly 1,p00 cities around the globe hosting walks last year. Best of all, besides all the fun and making friends, it all benefits the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Nakuru, Kenya. Above: That’s my awesome crew from the photo walk I led last in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal.  Here are the details: 

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NEW! Lensbaby Sol 45 and Sol 22: Easy As Tilt. Focus. Shoot.

Everyone is always looking for new lenses – especially ones that give special looks. We've featured several planet5D articles on Lensbaby lenses in the past and even interviewed the owner once way back when I was doing regular podcasts. And way back when Barry Andersson and I created one of the first shorts shot on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III called “Incident on Marmont Avenue” we used a LensBaby for the intro titles.

Lensbaby Just Announced!

Sol 45 & Sol 22 f/3.5 Selective Focus Lens | $199.95
Featuring 8.5º of tilt & 2 Bokeh
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Photography Collectors, World War I Photos, Macro Art and More – planetOids – 2018-08-9

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) I am putting this article as the first on this list of articles because I think it is very interesting and everyone should definitely check it out. This article talks about photography being used to better understand the relationships between people. It is very cool! We now live in an age where there are so many different ways to print a photo. But have you ever wondered how photograph collectors print their photos? Do Continue reading "Photography Collectors, World War I Photos, Macro Art and More – planetOids – 2018-08-9"

Morocco Slideshow Video (Podcast 628)

Morocco Video ScreenshotFor this week’s post, I’ve produced a video to showcase Morocco, containing fifty-something images from last year’s Tour & Workshop that I ran. As I’m running over time-wise, as is often the case when I create the music too, I’ve put a small version of the video in the Podcast feed, but the full-sized 4K version is below for you to check out. As usual, the music is a bit rushed, but it should complement the video, so grab a cuppa, turn up your speakers, and sit back for a four-minute tour of Morocco!

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Adorama Deals! Sony Trade-In and Lens Rebates, Olympus, Panasonic and Canon Summer Specials!

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How Do You Earn Trust? A Photojournalist Tells His Story

A few weeks ago, in a recent planetMitch newsletter I talked about trust and how difficult it is to gain and maintain. Bill Sparks was one of the many who wrote back and commented about my concerns. His reply was so poignant and hits right to the core of what we often have to do as photographers/ filmmakers and story tellers. I asked if I could republish his words and gratefully he said yes. There's also a link to the published article. Thanks Bill! ===
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Save 40% on Gear Rental Insurance with KitSplit Instant Insurance

I've told you about Kitsplit before because it is great idea. The problem of course is getting the word out and getting more people to know about it. Mainly, they're very active in New York and Los Angeles. But since I live in St. Louis, I'm still trying to get people to use it. In fact, I had my first rental of my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV just a few weeks ago. And it was seamless and easy. Cash in my pocket. Of course, one of the concerns is insurance and KitSplit just announced a 40% discount! Introducing KitSplit Instant Insurance
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A Better Way to HDR; Photo Walk Leader Update; Gallery Opening, and I’m Coming To DC in 11 Days (Whew!)

Happy Monday, everybody. Here’s what’s up: HERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT LIGHTROOM’S HDR YOU’LL WANT TO KNOW…
I made this discovery recently, and it’s about how to get MUCH sharper, more color accurate realistic HDR images if you start in Lightroom, then jump over to Photoshop just briefly, where you change one simple setting — it makes all the difference in the world. I did a short video about it over on my Lightroom blog — LightroomKillerTips.com — this is really helpful if you make realistic HDR images. LEADERS OF LAST YEAR’S WORLDWIDE PHOTO WALK…
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Image Manipulation, Aerial Photographs for Tile Collection, Death of Photography, and More – planetOids – 2018-08-3

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) I think many people can relate to this article, as it talks about a subject that is often brought up and questioned: How much Photoshop is too much? With the ability to paste a dinosaur into a simple shot of a city in seconds, can these powers be abused and over-used? This article talks about this, and explains what a photographer did when her Photoshop use was in question.

Join Me in Beautiful Rome, Italy For a Hands-on Travel Photography Workshop

This is your invitation to come to beautiful Rome, Italy and join me and Italian photography expert (and KelbyOne Instructor) Mimo Meidany for an unforgettable four-day travel photography workshop — “The Classic Beauty of Rome” in one of the most fascinating cities on the planet. First, watch this short video: Get ready for an unforgettable hands-on travel photography workshop in one of the most historical and photogenic cities in the world, — beautiful Rome, Italy. The city of statues, fountains, and piazzas will be your home for four delightful days of creating captivating images, learning important camera techniques, composition, long Continue reading "Join Me in Beautiful Rome, Italy For a Hands-on Travel Photography Workshop"

planetOids – 2018-08-1 – Photography Chaos, Best Lenses for Food photography, Switching from Nikon to Sony and More

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew.) This sunflower farm has been forced to close early due to major traffic jams caused by people trying to get pictures of the sunflowers! Photography chaos forces Ontario sunflower farm to close early (DailyHive) This article by Adorama talks about some of the best lenses for food photography!

Gregory Heisler on Embracing Your Own Uniqueness

You know Gregory Heisler, or at the very least, you’ve seen his work. Gregory is a prolific photographer best known for his 70 cover portraits for TIME Magazine and has graced the pages of Life, Esquire, Fortune, GQ, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The New York Times Magazine. We recently had the pleasure of hosting Gregory in our CreativeLive studios to present his talk on embracing one’s own uniqueness. Now, I attend a lot of keynotes, speeches, and presentations. Not often do I stand in the audience yelling “PREACH!” like I was during Gregory’s presentation. His thoughts on prioritizing the Continue reading "Gregory Heisler on Embracing Your Own Uniqueness"

planetOids – 2018-07-27 – Drone Awards, Light and Leica, Photography Degree and More

Here are a few things we've found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew.) Want to see some amazing photos taken by drones? Check out these photos from the 2018 Drone Awards!
  • Stunning aerial photography from the 2018 Drone Awards (The Telegraph)
Ray Collins is an experienced photographer who has teamed up with publications such as National Geographic, Vogue, and more. This article discusses Collins’ history and showcases some of the amazing photos that he has capture.
  • Interview: Photographer Spends 10 Years Capturing the Visual Symphony of Waves (My Modern Met)
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Nikon Soon to Announce Launch into the Full Frame Mirrorless Market

Making sure Sony [Note: Sony Alpha a7 III with Special Price Available at Adorama] doesn’t get all the excitement and publicity around the full frame mirrorless camera movement, Nikon’s European team released a teaser video for their coming addition to the market. The theme of the video can surely be interpreted as “color without light,” subtly hinting at an emphasis on low-light capabilities. You can watch the video here:

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What we think we know about the imminent release of the Nikon full frame mirrorless line is that two cameras will be announced, a 25MP camera
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