The palace the composer Richard Strauss points as the Holy Grail Castle, is less than 6 kilometers away from my kitchen's window. My 100-400mm lens gives me a good sharp image of it in a clear night, with the white balance adjusted to show the full colours of the fairy-tale palace.
I will never grow tired of photographing from my west facing windows. The sky gives me a new reason almost each new end of the day. A less than interesting view becomes, then, a colorful landscape.
Yesterday I had the last workshop of 2013. I took a group of six persons to a place that I've known for decades. In 1994, some twenty years ago, I defined it as the Water Route, in one article published in Tempo Livre magazine. The Route is still there, but with less water.
After a guide to Iceland, Ron Coscorrosa and Sarah Marino apply the formula to Death Valley, and create one eBook called Desert Paradise: The Landscape Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park. It's a must read eBook, if you want to travel in that direction.
After a guide to photograph waterfalls, Justin Reznick presents a new eBook, The Complete Guide to Gear for the Landscape Photographer, 115 pages of suggestions and some very important information if you want to get home safe after a day photographing landscapes.
The fifth edition of PHOTOGRAPH A Digital Quarterly Magazine for Creative Photographers is out now. This new issue marks the start of a new year for the publication from Craft & Vision. Some 147 pages of photographic visions wait for you. Why not subscribe?
It's never been easier to create beautiful black and white images, with all the shades of grey and multiple tones you want to use, and now it's even cheaper. Until the 19th of November you can buy Topaz B&W Effects with 50% off. Why wait?
Let's say it from the start. This toy costs $2,999.99 for the body and a new 50mm f/1.8G lens. It is not an entry level camera, it drops video and is in fact a high-end camera designed for those that like photography... and have the money to buy such a classic shell with the D4 technology inside.
Jasper Doest, winner of "Creative Visions" of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2013", is the international guest at the 9th OVAR PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEYS, in a program that includes, also, presentations by a group of Portuguese photographers. Visit Ovar and participate on the Photography Journeys.
On the 16th of November, a Saturday, I lead a photo tour to the Lisbon Zoo.It's a safari like tour, where we will have a chance to photograph animals, trying to get the best shots from different species, but the main aim of the tour is to explore patterns in wildlife. This is a FREE photo tour (except for the entrance ticket price), but only to regular participants on my activities which have more than 10 sessions with me.
Photographer Piet Van den Eynde has just launched a new eBook, Lightroom 5 Unmasked A Complete Guidebook to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. As previous eBooks from the author, this is the guide you need if you want to fully understand the program. And it did not take months to launch as happens with books.
MindShift Gear announced that in January 2014 it will release the world’s first rotating day hiker backpack, the rotation180° Panorama,a concept similar to the original rotation180° Pro, but designed for another segment of the public.