Archive for November 29, 2011

The Hit List: 13 Things Crucial For Your Success [In Any Field]

Success is each to his or her own, but let’s call it like we see it: when you survey the landscape of your creative world, your industry, your career or hobby–whatever field you’re in– there are several fundamentals to achieving success, regardless of the measure. There are commonalities that are undeniable. So here’s a list of thirteen such things that …

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Your Photo Data Is Safe…Underwater?

That’s right, you read the headline is correct. Over the weekend a diver, Markus Thompson, found a camera at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of British Colubmia. He salvaged the camera, poked around a little bit (determining that the camera had been dropped into the water in August 2010), recovered the data off the

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The Dream of a Dying Albatross: More Powerful Work from Chris Jordan

While I was in Asia last week, I got a update note from my talented, activist photographer friend, Chris Jordan, with a link to the below, powerful, heartwrenching clip… He’s making progress on his feature documentary at midway.

NOTE: this content is emotive and graphic. It shows the last moments–literally the last breaths–of a dying albatross. If this might …

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Black Friday Gadget Guide

I have an upcoming post for the holidays that will involve a few charities as I think that giving back and helping others is one of the best things anyone can do.

Today unfortunately, I’m going to digress into a more materialistic world… on the eve of the day Americans call "Black Friday" where they go to shop ’til they …

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We’re Not Drowning In Photography, We’re Getting Rich

Erik Kessel - Photography in Abundance“I can’t get over the feeling that pictures taken with a camera in a phone that everyone owns [iphone] have no value.” – Excerpt from APhotoEditor, Drowning in Photography

Sorry APE, forgive me for being prescriptive, but you’d better get over that feeling.

Just because “everyone’s doing it” — because there are a lot of photos out there in the …

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Nutritious lunch at the studio today!

Mmmm tasty!


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VISUAL STORIES is live today

I just wanted to make a quick announcement that my book "VISUAL STORIES" is out today.   There is 35% off coupon on Peachpit’s site as well for a short time – use the code "PPE2011" when you check out to get the discount.


Here is a link to the hard copy: Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent

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How To Photograph Aretha Franklin…and How NOT To Sing To Her

Wanna know how to photograph people/celebrities like Aretha Franklin from the guy who has been shooting her covers for the past 7 years? I do too…

Fashion, beauty, and celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith brings his knowledge, vision, and photo techniques this weekend to for a superdope free 3-day online workshop (update: that is LIVE, here, right now…) …

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Lest we Forget. 11/11/11

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
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Canon C300 “Organic” Noise

Two of the most exciting things about the Canon C300 are the sharpness of the image, and also the "organic" or granular structure of the noise pattern the sensor produces.    

As I worked with the footage from "Mobius" with VFX and color correction – I noticed something I had rarely seen coming off a digital sensor.   The …

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