Win A Package Of Photo Goodies For Two Buddies

UPDATE: This giveaway is has ended. thanks for playing :) see winner below.

Today we are giving away a sweet package of prizes with Joby and Acme Made. It really is in the spirit of sharing.

Win A Package Of Photo Goodies For Two Buddies

We are giving away a wonderful set of a stylish Acme Made Montgomery Street Backpack and an Acme Made Montgomery Street Kit Bag. A Joby UltraFit Sling Strap (Man or Woman) and a Joby Three-Way Camera Strap. A GorillaPod GripTight & Micro GripTight. And one big GorillaPod Focus with Ballhead X. The package is valued at $460) [Read more…]

How To Capture Motion Trails While Freezing Subjects Using Shutter Drag

I love how Benjamin Von Wong approaches each of his projects with a loads of creativity and enthusiasm. You just know that he’s always trying something new and in his latest project – The Red Mistress, he proves it yet again! Some of the more outstanding photographs from this project are a combination of capturing frozen motions with a combination of continuous light and strobes.

How To Capture Motion Trails While Freezing Subjects Using Shutter Drag

In the following post Ben shares the motivation and technical steps neede to create this kind of photograph. Check it out after the jump!

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DIYP 2012 Gear Guide

DIYP 2012 Gear Guide

In the following page I will outline the gear that I use or otherwise recommend from research and from what I’ve heard from fellow photographers.

Is this a full list? Probably not. Does it represent anything but my personal opinion? Definitely not!

Enjoy the list, I hope you’ll get some ideas for your next gear purchase. [Read more…]

Capturing The American Dream On A Wet Plate Truck

Ian Ruhter is not only a talented photographer, he is also an incredible story teller. If you recall the story, Ian set out on a mission to capture the spirit of America in a way no photographer has done before – In a wet plate camera built inside of a truck.

Today, Ian shares a bit more of his personal story intertwined with four other stories (and portraits) from LA that connect to Ian’s inspirational story.

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10 Days Left To Win Over $6300 Of Photo Gear In Our How I Took It Contest

Heya folks, this is our friendly message to let you know that there are 10 days left to submit entries to our How I Took It Contest. The winner will get an awesome package of photography goodies worth over $6300, including a brand new Nikon D7000 + 18-105mm Lens or a Canon 60D + 18-200mm Lens D7000. 

We’ve had a great run of entries so far which you can find here. The full list of prizes to get you inspired is after the jump.

How I Took It 2012 Contest [Read more…]

Trade Show Booths From Smaller Shows

Last week I attended the Salon De La Photo in Paris. After attending PMA@CES earlier this year it was interesting to see how booths of big companies in a local show compare to similar booths in international shows. (Generally, they are smaller copies of their big brothers :)

Here is the interesting thing, speaking with a few vendors on the floor who attended both Photokina in Germany and the Salon in Paris there seemed to be a conceseus that the salon while being smaller, and French only was way more engaged and crowded.

Trade Show Booths From Smaller Shows

I can see a few factors contributing to that feeling. Maybe it is because the Salon is exhibiting on a smaller floor, so it feels more crowded. Maybe it is because the salon has fewer vendors to share the audience, so each vendor gets more attention. Regardless of the reasons, the show felt pretty busy.

A few weeks back PetaPixel share images of booths from Photokina, I thought it would be fun to compare (Photokina as a snap on lower right of the first photo) [Read more…]

Those Are Not Your Everyday Orbs

Andrew Hall creates light painting orbs like no other I have seen before. And I have seen all kinds of orbs. It almost seems as if they are directed in some way. In fact his orbs are so unique that his work is decorating book covers and featured in magazines.

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I asked Andrew a to tell DIYP readers a little bit about the orbs. The story is quite interesting but the process remains a trade secret for you hackers to explore in the upcoming nights … [Read more…]