Michael Shainblum struggles to capture Redwoods majesty

One of my favorite places on Earth!

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It’s easy to get discouraged in Landscape photography when you visit a location over and over, but you can’t seem to get an image. On this journey, we capture the Coastal Redwoods, a location I have struggled to get an image of for 10 years.

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Rodney Lough Jr.: The Freedom of Not Caring What Others Think

16:08 “You have to get to a point where you just don’t care … what anyone else thinks.”

“You know better than anyone else what you like. Don’t give up on that. …when you do get an image it will be created from some place in here (touches his heart), and other people will be able to respond to it as well.”

“I literally walk around and go ‘Huh! That’s beautiful, and I don’t care anyone else thinks it is or not.”

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Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’

Photo Link: Day Dreaming – Rodney Lough Jr.

Thankfully, I was able to visit Rodney Lough Jr.’s three galleries before they all closed. What a glorious experience! How he captured God’s nature is breathtaking! I have found it so sad that people’s interest in nature photography has waned, which is why I parked my camera gear. Continue reading “Rodney Lough, Jr. explains persistence in photographing ‘Day Dreaming’”

Cole Thompson – LET GO OF CARING WHAT OTHER’S THINK – Discovering Your Vision in Landscape Photography

17:30 “The first thing you have to do is just let go. Let go of caring what other people think. Let go of complying. Let go of the rules. Let go of worrying about being criticized. Let go of worrying if the image will be liked or will ever win. … If you’re concerned about all of those external things, vision is not going to be able to happen.”

46 Praise is more dangerous than criticism. It can make you do things you wouldn’t have otherwise.

“…criticism can sting at times that you shake it off, but praise that’s really, it’s actually more dangerous than criticism because it can sway our view of things. And I’ve had my own view of my images swayed by how many likes it gets or how much praise it gets it.”

He only shoots and posts what he really loves. “Don’t produce for ‘likes’ or wins or sales.” “…creating honest work.” Which is “why I never went into photography as a living.” “It’s so freeing to not have to worry about selling.”

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Drifting Through The Night | Startrails Timelapse 4K

Stunning!

I am excited to share my new collection of night sky, startrail timelapses. These trails were created by blending hundreds of long exposure images for each individual timelapse. The intro sequences are a blend of startrail timelapses mixed with regular night sky timelapses to create a singular shooting star effect. This was a super fun passion project to work on over the years, I have a few more time-blended videos to share in the near future!

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“PRINT TALK” ULTIMATE PRINTING! (Episode 1) – Robert Park & Mark Metternich

Nevada Art Printers is the home of Lumichrome prints, which far exceed metal prints in color gamut, and still have the pop — and more longevity!

Metal prints are overrated. Most non-Lumichrome high-end inkjet prints also far exceed metal prints’ color gamut. A large number of metal prints are printed with only a 3 color and 1 black inkset. Whereas, high-end inkjet prints can have as many as 12!

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Real Reasons Why The Camera Market Is Shrinking — Instead of photographing the world, it’s all about me, me, me…

Robin Wong at 10:35, transcribed by myself:

“The content of photography itself has changed. Instead of the photographer taking a photograph of something else, they direct attention back to themselves. … Look at what all your friends are posting. It’s photographs of themselves, selfies, the vacation that they are taking, the food that they are eating, their pet cat….

Everything is about me, me, me, me, me. Photography has become a selfish, self-centric adventure. Photography is no longer about documentation, story telling, or about creating art. It’s all about shooting yourself, shooting your daily life, and trying to show the world how amazing your life is.

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(vid) Landscape Photographer Destroys “Flat Earth!” • It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse – craters and seas shown • High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon • More…

This is GREAT! Serious landscape photographer destroys “flat earth!”

• It is in fact the moon blocking the sun during eclipse. Craters and seas shown.
• The moon does not emanate its own light.
• 15 High clouds get dark from the bottom up as the sun dips below the horizon
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Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…

4:00 “Thanks to everyone who chimed in [and offered advice]. That’s one of the main things I love about the *film* photography community. It tends to be supportive. People want to help each other, explain things to each other, make them better. It’s not super competitive like other parts of the photography community. So I love that. Thanks to everyone who chimed in.” Continue reading “Nick Carver: The *film* photography community tends to be supportive, not super competitive like…”

iPhone 11 Pro Afghan Hound Wind Tunnel Ad

Apple uses a gorgeous Afghan dog to show off the new “ultra wide” lens!

“Ultra wide” really is amazingly superwide at 13mm (35mm equivalent), but the “telephoto” lens is a misnomer. It’s only a standard focal length lens at 52mm. It’s twice the focal length of the “wide” lens, which is 26mm.

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(vid) DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – What Photographers Might Have Missed

I don’t use a cellphone, but if I did…. This is actually the first cellphone that I find interesting as a camera, because it has the superwide 13mm (equiv.) lens, which no compact camera is capable of.

Key points from this video:

Standard lens and selfie camera have 1/2.5 inch sensors.

“Tele” and ultrawide have smaller 1/3.6 sensors.

Pro has a high contrast OLED screen.

Night mode works by taking a long exposure, which the competition doesn’t do, and is shown to often work better. Night mode is only available on the standard lens.

I’ve learned elsewhere that the ultrawide lens also does not have image stabilization or RAW, which the other two lenses do.

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(vid) Civilization – Cityscape Timelapse Hyperlapse 4K — ‘My favorite cityscape timelapses’ in 5 minutes – Michael Shainblum

City timelapses and hyperlapses from around the world. This is a collection of my favorite cityscape timelapses from over the years. The video is a mix of static shots, motion controlled timelapses and manual hyperlapse shots. I really hope you all enjoy the video and thanks so much for watching!

Places featured in the video:

Dubai UAE

New York City, New York

Los Angeles, California

San Francisco, California

Doha, Qatar

Singapore,

Shanghai, China

Hong Kong,

Venice, Italy

Cinque Terre, Italy

Seattle, Washington

and a castle in Scotland.

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(vid) Nick Carver: Photography On Location – New55 Film

I love watching Nick Carver’s videos; though, I’m not currently shooting film (or even digital much right now — though that should change).

This is about trying something new, and gracefully dealing with $15 mistakes. I posted this comment about the bee invasion:

Really enjoyable to watch your experience! Maybe the bees were attracted to the selenium in the chemicals, which is an essential trace mineral that many people are low in. Not sure, but I think it’s the fixer in dark room chemicals that is high in selenium.

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