If you've ever searched the web to determine the proper use of a semicolon, or to figure out the difference between "affect" and "effect," then you've likely encountered Ms. Mignon Fogarty, who is better known as Grammar Girl. What's become a media empire started out as a humble, five-minute grammar podcast. One individual with a microphone, an internet connection and a dream. B&H Insights caught up with Mignon to find out how she got her start, how she developed her network, and what she envisions for the future.
For some photographers, a favorite secret weapon may be a coveted vintage lens, a unique post-production tweak, or an obscure in-camera trick. But if you analyze the work of Stephen Wilkes, the secret arrow in his quiver would likely be a 52,000 pound Condor bucket truck. Recently, I had the pleasure of talking to Stephen about his early mentors in color photography, how an image can carry the subtext of soul, and the ten-foot-wide gorilla in the room—his wildly popular 'Day to Night' series.
Besides boating, kayaking, skiing, surfing and skydiving, the GoPro HERO3 is also popular for capturing footage while scuba diving. This tiny camera has revolutionized the way people shoot video when participating in action sports. It's so popular, that some ski resorts have public editing stations, which allow guests to download and edit their footage before heading home. Likewise, it's now impossible to go on a dive boat anywhere in the world without seeing the GoPro being strapped to divers, along with their fins and tanks.
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Larry Cohen
This week in the news: Olympus announced the new OM-D E-M1 Mirrorless digital camera and two new lenses; Apple revealed the new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s; Leica unveiled the Audi-designed Leica C compact camera; Fujifilm added a 23mm lens to its X-mount lineup; and Zeiss announced a 15-30mm T2.9 compact cine zoom lens.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for September 12, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
The International Center of Photography in New York City has served as a school, research center and museum for artists, students and scholars for over thirty years. It's one of the world's most-extensive and best-equipped schools for photography, and an important institution for the craft itself. A special promotion is currently running, which will save you $50 off of any course (including online courses). Read on to learn more about the ICP, see more images by instructors, get the $50 discount code, and get the details about the open house being held on September 18, 2013.
This week in the news: Sony announced the Alpha a3000 and NEX-5T digital cameras, as well as new lenses and accessories; Pentax introduced five new Limited series lenses and two flashes; the Apple TV received an update which added several new content apps; and the Flickr iOS app and Google+ both got photo-related updates.
This is your B&H Photo Pulse News Roundup for August 30, 2013. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest news as it breaks.
When it comes to romantic seasons, there is only one—fall! The sun dips low and clings to the horizon, and autumn gives way to the coming winter in a final celebration of color. Fall brings all sorts of magic to the photographer. It’s a time of year when, rain or shine, there is great photography at every turn. However, the days of just a red leaf being considered a great photograph are long gone. Embracing and relaying the romance of the season is the challenge.
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