Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is an entrepreneur, author, and early investor in companies like Pinterest, Uber, and Periscope, and others. He also co-founded Behance in 2006, sold it to Adobe in 2012 and recently became Adobe’s Chief Product Officer.  But more than his list of accomplishments, Scott is a passionate advocate for creativity. He has that rare perspective of the world-class artist and entrepreneur with the ability to communicate VERY clearly about the ups, the downs of the messy middle. … And that just so happens to be the title of his new bestselling book which just dropped last week. In this episode of the Continue reading "Maximizing Creativity + Navigating the Messy Middle with Scott Belsky"

Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This photography project is very cool! Over 100 cameras were given to people to capture footage and photos through the eyes of Toronto’s homeless population.
  • Photography project highlights Toronto homelessness (680 News)
Who else’s favourite season is fall? This article will give you some tips on how to get some better fall photos! Looking for some good books to help you up your image quality? Check out this article that will tell Continue reading "Toronto Photography Project, Fall Photos, Cool Photography Books and More – planetOids – 2018-10-12"

History of Photographyy, Handmade Ultra Large Format Camera, Film Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-10-11

To take a photograph is to take a moment and store it as a memory that will last forever. This article opens up a unique perspective to photography as more than an art, but more of a way to keep memories.
  • Through the Lens: A journey through the History of Photography (Brunswickan)
Film photography was considered to be irrelevant quite a few years ago. But much like records and 80s fashion, it is making a comeback in 2018. This article talks about the increasing demand for darkrooms and the reincarnation of film photography.

The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he is going with the crowd. He co-founded Portland’s unsanctioned underground food movement, was my co-conspirator for Songs for Eating and Drinking, and he recently wrote a powerful book about death that will change the way you view life. Let’s Talk About Death (Over Dinner) is a tactical guide for having the most important conversations with yourself and your loved ones Continue reading "The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb"

Capture on the Go with Lightroom CC by Pollyanna Macchiano

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Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk Day​ is back at it again this year, engaging thousands of photographers around the globe in pursuit of adventure and local photo ops. Before venturing out, you’ll need to pick your gadget of choice. One thing you may not know is that your phone is actually just as powerful as some DSLRs out on the market—especially when you leverage the RAW capture ability of Lightroom mobile’s camera. Have I piqued your interest? Keep reading. Many of you might already be using Lightroom to sort and fine-tune your photos, but with
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Actors Turned Film Directors, Best Architectural Photography, Photobox Instagram Photography Awards and More – planetOids – 2018-10-05

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This is a very interesting article. Read about 11 actors who have directed movies and shows that have turned out very well.
  • 11 Notable Debuts from Actors Turned Directors (Collider)
Directed by Koen Mortier, ‘Un Ange’ is a Canadian film that has received very good reviews. Check out this article that discusses the film and its story.
  • TIFF Review: ‘Un Ange’ Gets Seduced by Its Own Cinematography (Exclaim.ca)
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Here’s Your Last-Minute Tips For Tomorrow’s Photo Walk

It’s here!!! Tomorrow, Saturday, October 6th, 2018 in nearly a thousand cities around the world, my 11th Annual World Wide Photo Walk kicks off, and by tomorrow night collectively we will have taken literally millions of photos. How cool is that!!!! I’m here in Innsbruck, Austria and I’m psyched about leading the local walk here on Saturday. If you haven’t signed up for a walk yet: go here right now – find a walk near you and sign up free! (you can be walking with us tomorrow!). If you’re already signed up to walk, here are SEVEN LAST MINUTE
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Japan’s Rovers, iPad Photography, Lighting of The Nun Film and More – planetOids – 2018-10-02

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Who wants to see some photos that are OUT OF THIS WORLD?! (pun intended). Check out these photos from Japan's rovers!
  • Asteroid Photography From Japan’s 2 Rovers Are Out Of This World (Huffington Post
Who wants some free courses from Apple? These courses teach you how to do some video, photography, music, and more skills for the iPad.
  • Apple releases Everyone Can Create free course on Apple Books, covering iPad photography, music, drawing and video (9to5Mac)
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Action Cinematography, Acting Lessons for Directors, Taking Candid Shots and More – planetOids – 2018-09-28

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) Jimmy Chin is a world-renowned climber, National Geographic photographer, and filmmaker. He recently worked on a film that involved many dangerous shots and actions by himself and his crew. In this article, he discusses some of the dangers they encountered while making the film.
  • ‘Free Solo’ Co-Director and DP Jimmy Chin on the Risks and Rewards of Action Cinematography (Studio Daily)
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Missed Opportunities—Sometimes, You’ve Just Got to Roll with It

Hi all! Apologies for posting a little late today. I’m having some connection issues while I’m on the road, so I’m actually having to write this on my phone—should be interesting to see what autocorrect makes of it! I’m Dave Williams, and I’m a travel photographer and writer from the U.K., but you knew that already, right? I’ve been sharing my current mission over on the KelbyOne Instagram Story, so thanks to those who are keeping up. I’m currently sitting in a petrol station in Kongsvika, way up in the Lofoten area of Norway and about 200 miles
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Black and White Photography, Product Photography, Robotic Arm-and-Camera Module and More – planetOids – 2018-09-25

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) This is a subject that I think many people (including myself) hold strong opinions about. Is Instagram ruining travel photography, or even photography in general? Read what this writer has to say! Black and white photographs possess a unique quality that no coloured photograph can hold. Monochrome can be a stylistic choice, or can be used to better portray a subject and tell a story. This article gives some good tips on improving Continue reading "Black and White Photography, Product Photography, Robotic Arm-and-Camera Module and More – planetOids – 2018-09-25"

Photography Mystery, Instagram Photography, Magicians of Light and More – planetOids – 2018-09-20

Here are a few things we’ve found around the web that are cool. (Curated by Matthew Carew) We live in an age where social media allows us to connect with people around the world through the touch of a button. But what about back in 1991, when social media didn’t exist? This photography enthusiast tells a story about how social media helped him find out more information about the prints that he purchased in 1991 when the internet wasn’t an option.
  • How social media solved a 1970s era Newfoundland photography mystery (CBC)
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Photography Saved My Life

I’m going to start from the beginning. I didn’t have a bad upbringing. My parents worked hard for our family and always provided for me and my sister. They taught us right from wrong, how to be kind, loving and caring. We weren’t rich, but we never ever went without. You know the kind of people who never study for tests, always messing around, but ace their exams? That was me… School was easy for me educationally, but difficult for me socially. I was bullied for my hair color, and I I wasn’t popular by any means. It used to
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Netflix Crime Drama, iPhone Xs Camera Features, Artificial Lighting for Food Photography and More – planetOids – 2018-09-18

If you’ve ever watched the Netflix crime drama, Ozark, you would know that the cinematography is outstanding and does a crucial part in telling the story. This article talks about Ben Kutchen’s job as the cinematographer for this show and his process.
  • ‘Ozark’ Cinematographer Ben Kutchins Wades Into Highly Cinematic, Extremely Dark Realism With Netflix Crime Drama (Deadline)
This article discusses the different factors and choices that go into choosing artificial light for food photography.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing Artificial Light for Food Photography (Fstoppers)
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Tokina FiRIN 20mm F/2.0 FE Product Review

Adam Flores won the grand prize in our Tokina Firin Giveaway. He won both the autofocus and manual focus versions of the The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE lenses. He agreed to do a short review, and frankly, I expected something pretty basic… but Adam went way over the top and produced this awesome review. He's quite the filmmaker. Thank you so much Adam! “Thank you Tokina and thank you planetMitch/planet5D for the work you all do!”
– Adam

Tokina Firin 20mm Review

Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF

The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF (buy on
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Cute Animal Photos, Travel Photography Class, The Cinematographer and More – planetOids – 2018-09-11

Who wants to see some cute and funny photos of animals? WE ALL DO! Check out this awesome article that shows some hilarious and cute photos of animals! For people who travel the world with their cameras and meet hundreds of people that would otherwise be complete strangers, it can be rewarding to meet all different kinds of people. This article talks about what it’s like to do just that, and what it's like to ‘give back' through photography.
  • The photos that change lives (BBC)
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Timelapse Workshops Announces Unique Photography Workshops for 2019

Timelapse Workshops has announced three very unique workshop experiences for 2019 – including a 7-day expert storm chasing photography workshop, a 7-day Lake Powell workshop, and a new 4×4 off-road timelapse & photography workshop in Moab, Utah. New 2019 adventure photography workshops will take you storm chasing, floating on Lake Powell and off-road in Moab, Utah. Moab, UT – August 23, 2018 – Timelapse Workshops has announced their new 2019 adventure photography workshop schedule including a storm chasing time lapse&photography workshop; a 7-day adventure dark-sky workshop on Lake Powell; an advanced night-sky dark-sky time lapse workshop; and an off-the-beaten path
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The coolest little photo accessory you probably didn’t know you already have

If you shoot long exposure photography with your DSLR, this tip is for you, because one of the things you have to deal with (especially with exposures longer than 1-minute) is “light leak.” That’s light that enters your camera through your viewfinder during long exposures and it can totally mess up your shot. So, you need a way to cover that viewfinder completely, and that’s the tip — you probably didn’t realize that you already have an accessory that’s actually made for that very thing — covering your viewfinder to keep out any extraneous light.  Now that you know you
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