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  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Redemption August 28, 2015
    JB,Thank you for the pointers and for the nifty observation about earrings. I must confess it turned outthat way since I was focusing on eyes (no pun intended). Once again thank you for your feedback. My wife was tickled pink when I conveyed the feedback from forum, and that shot is something she is very […]
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Redemption August 28, 2015
    Eye level and above gets you both where you want to be. She is lovely. It is plain to see. Again, #1 is the standard. It is a professional shot for both photographer and model.Eyes are sharp. Earrings, not so much. All the better. I never let anyone take my picture. I sympathize with her. […]
    jbtaylor
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Folklorama August 28, 2015
    Great set Valery. Keep'em coming. SuryStatistics: Posted by sury — Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:01 am
    sury
  • Give it Your Best Shot • Re: Redemption August 28, 2015
    Thank you Henry, Valery and JB. JB, In fact, Jaya is very self conscious of her weight and what I am finding is that images with portrait orientation and a bit of negative space above her seem to make her feel better rather than tight crops. In fact I realized that effect while experimenting with […]
    sury
  • Lens Lore • Re: CZ A-mount 24 real CZ 25 FE mount August 28, 2015
    Or another alternative would be to sell my current 16-35 and 24-70 lens and buy the PZ 28-135 lens and a G AF adapter. Currently the PZ is selling for just about $200 more than the new Series 2 16-35 zoom.A bit of a heavier weight solution but probably no more so than a Nikon […]
    peterottaway

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Victorian Photography in Edinburgh

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Today I visited the press preview of Photography: A Victorian Sensation at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. It’s a major exhibition which actually goes beyond the wonderful huge collection of mint condition Daguerreotypes and other early examples, ending with a Nikon D5500 as an example of today’s tech. You can visit this entirely free if you […] . . . → Read More: Victorian Photography in Edinburgh

Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

I’m using my RX10 to report. This camera is my big Sony dilemma. It’s actually all I really need for 95% of my daily work. Well, here we are reporting from photokina 2014, the major trade fair in Cologne. I’m only here for the day and a brief stop in tomorrow morning en route to the […] . . . → Read More: Sony’s BIG system future at photokina

Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

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We shall be sending Frank Doorhof one of our original and rare Alpha Male T-shirts, in black, though I’m not sure we have anything quite large enough to fit him – which goes for his personality too. He’s a great workshop presenter, overcoming technical problems by just cracking on with whatever will work best. At […] . . . → Read More: Frank’s a definite Alpha Male

Sony at CES

With a slew of new products concentrating on 4K TV-video, enhanced SteadyShot HandyCams, and Cyber-Shot models with WiFi and smartphone connectivity, Sony did not release any still photography products in the Alpha or NEX ranges at CES. See the entire press release . . . → Read More: Sony at CES

Sigma’s system revolution

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Sigma Imaging, already one of our favourite lens makers, has announced upgrades and new functions for their entire system which will transform the way it works with all the major camera systems. The new DC 17-70mm f/2.8-4 – DC (APS-C format) lenses have never been given the EX designation, even when they clearly matched the EX […] . . . → Read More: Sigma’s system revolution

Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Whether you like it or not – and some aspects are going to be useful – Sony is rolling out a whole new generation of gear including advances in digital imaging. This is a long statement made at a press conference. It would take a long time to edit it, so here’s their text in […] . . . → Read More: Sony technology statement – new stuff all round

Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th

Gary Friedman, who is well known for his excellent e-books on the Alpha system (new one just out, Alpha 37 and 57) lives on the sunny, foggy, funky coast surrounded by surfing dudes and dudesses, just south of the vast conurbation of Los Angeles. But having several million photo enthusiasts on his doorstep is not enough. […] . . . → Read More: Gary Friedman workshops in UK, September 13-16th