My Changing View of Samsung After Africa Forum 2012

The paragraph below is simply the introduction from a larger article on sister site SA Review. To get the full article please head over there. A more photographic orientated summary of Samsung Africa Forum 2012 is coming soon. Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Samsung Africa Forum 2012. It was, for me, … Read moreMy Changing View of Samsung After Africa Forum 2012

Photo Decathlon: 4 Days Left to Enter ‘Expressions’ Theme

The deadline for the very first theme – Expressions –  in our Photo Decathlon is just 4 days away (31 March 2012). That means you have only got 4 days left to upload your entries here and stand a chance to win. The Photo Decathlon is only made possible through the fantastic sponsorship offered by … Read morePhoto Decathlon: 4 Days Left to Enter ‘Expressions’ Theme

Warning: Clients Can See You

Warning: Clients Can See You
Warning: Clients Can See You ©Lisa Solonynko

Social media and photography make an awesome coupling.  Getting the word out about your business is easier now than ever.

Every day articles are written encouraging business owners to jump on the social media band wagon, and to use it to its fullest potential.

But, danger lurks if users are not very careful.

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Book Review: Forget Mugshots: 10 steps to better portraits by David Duchemin

Last week we announced the latest release in the Craft & Vision eBook range, “Forget Mugshots”. We asked fashion and portrait photographer, Natalie Field, to review and share her thoughts on it.

Title: Forget Mugshots: 10 steps to better portraits by David Duchemin

Format: eBook

Available at Craft and Vision, www.craftandvision.com

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Press Release: Nikon South Africa Offers 5 Year Warranty on Selected Models

Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 March 2012 – Nikon in South Africa today announces an exclusive five year warranty on Nikon D7000, D5100 and D3100 DSLR bodies. The five year warranty is an initiative by Nikon in South Africa and is valid only on Nikon products distributed by Foto Distributors (Pty) Ltd.

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Stolen Image

The following entry is somewhat lengthier than most entries that are posted on here, but I would urge you to read it through on the basis that at some point in your photographic endeavors, you might be faced with a subject or scenario that forces you to think twice about the choice you make in pressing the shutter. This choice is not about the technicalities of shutter speed, aperture, or ISO settings, but rather an internal combustion of emotional and moral weight. As the title of Joe McNally’s book states: “It all happens the moment it clicks.”

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First Impressions: Sony Alpha A57 (Guest Post by Robbie Aspeling)

This is a guest post by Robbie Aspeling. A fellow photographer and Minolta/Sony shooter from many years.

As happens every now and again, I manage to get my grubby little paws on some new kit. In this case it was the newly announced Sony A57 DSLT (Digital Single Lens Translucent) camera. This is one of the new technology cameras that Sony are now making which have a translucent mirror instead of the traditional DSLR, whose mirror flaps out of the way when an exposure is made. Much has been said about the pros and cons of DSLT technology, but I find that the pros far outweigh any cons. This coming from my using traditional DSLR’s for far longer than I care to remember. Some main differences are that the mirror no longer has to move out of the way when an exposure is made. This gives the ability of a much faster frame per second (fps) vs traditional DSLR’s, as well as having an electronic viewfinder (EVF). The EVF can now show additional information such as the actual value of settings, as well as the real effect of these different settings that the photographer has selected. The live view is direct and covers 100% of the frame. In other words, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get).

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New Craft & Vision eBook: Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps To Better Portraits by David duChemin

The latest Craft & Vision eBook has been announced today written by David duChemin himself. We have a review coming soon but in the mean time here is the announcement of  discount limited time discount offer for “Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps To Better Portraits

Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps To Better Portraits is for every photographer who’s ever wanted to make stronger photographs of people. Written by David duChemin, a photographer whose living and calling for the last 6 years has been creating compelling portraits and people photographs for clients all over the globe, if he could tell you only 10 things to immediately improve your images, these 10 steps or concepts would be at the very top of the list.

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Help me find my Mojo.

 

I have been the lucky winner of a creative block. For some time I have felt that my photography has been stagnating and getting decidedly boring. I know that I don’t stand alone. It is not uncommon for people to feel uninspired. To be honest, I am not sure where I lost my way. It dawned on me the other day that I need to get my act together, find my ‘mojo’, and get back on track.

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