The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography – New Book

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography is a new book from photographer Glenn Randall.

“In this book, there are discussions about exposure and composition—providing the best techniques to calculate exposure in even the most challenging lighting conditions. Randall also dives into compositional techniques, moving beyond the basics to discuss color, balance, and depth. He addresses key scientific concepts that impact landscape photography, such as geography, optics, vision, and psychology. Included in these discussions is how he uses contemporary technology to aid in his preparation, as well as coverage of digital capture techniques and post-processing to achieve spectacular landscape photographs.”

The Art, Science, and Craft of Great Landscape Photography retails for $39.95; however, it is currently available for $28.03 on Amazon.com.

 

2014 Camera & Photo Gear Gift Guide

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Welcome to the 2014 edition of Photography Bay’s Photo Gear Holiday Gift Guide.

This guide is set up in categories that describe the general type of cameras – be it a price range or general features.  You can scan the headings until you find the right category for you and your special photographer. We’ve got 3-5 top picks for each category. [Read more…]

Peter Hurley on Jawline and Positioning for Headshots

Here’s another great little video from Peter Hurley talking jawline and positioning for headshots. It’s short at about four minutes, but there are several tips to glean in here. If you want to hear more of Peter Hurley, check out this hour-long video from 2012 on the general topic of headshots.

You can also buy his full class that comes in at an hour and 21 minutes for $29 here on CreativeLive.

Pro Camera, Noob Photographer: Model Takes on a Nikon D3S

This video has been around for a while; however, it is quite a fun watch. In it, Kai from Digital Rev asks a model to switch roles for the day and get behind the camera.

She says that she normally uses a “small digital camera” and the D3S is more than a handful for her at first. Everything from prime lenses to aperture to exposure compensation causes problems for her; however, she seems to take instruction well as Kai patiently guides her with some basic tips.

Again, it’s a fun watch and is another reminder that it’s the photographer that makes the photo, not the camera.

PocketWizard Announces TTL Compatibility for Nikon D810, Canon 70D & More

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PocketWizard has announced an update to its ControlTL firmware for the Canon and Nikon versions of its MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.

Firmware version 3.700 for Nikon includes compatibility with the recently released D810, D610, D4S and other Nikon cameras. Additionally, firmware version 6.700 for Canon now provides TTL compatibility with the Canon 1D X, 6D and T4i as well as other recently released Canon cameras.

More details and download instructions are available here on PocketWizard’s website.

Peter Hurley Headshot Tips

If you don’t know the name, Peter Hurley is the headshot guy. In the above video, Peter shares some of this tips on headshot photography with Frank Doorhof.

If that’s the kind of thing that interests you, I’m reposting this hour-long video from the Google+ Photography Conference back in 2012 below. In it, Peter goes into much greater depth on the art of the headshot. [Read more…]