Yup, it’s that time of the month again; time to vote for your favourite image submitted for the Monthly Flickr Photography Challenge held in association with Tyson Robichaud! (Time really does fly!) The theme for the month of July was LONG EXPOSURES, as chosen by last month’s winner Giovanni Tabbò (Flickr), whose black and white example image can be seen above. We really loved all your submissions, and were happy to see a variety of subjects and landscapes represented in the photographs. Good job, everyone! :-) Read More
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Inspired Eye Issue 12 is out!
The 12th issue of Inspired Eye has an eclectic mix of photographers with different styles. There is a photo essay about the trek of Shepherds in France, a travel feature about Icescapes by David Mantripp and a mobile photography feature by Dan Cristea. From the interview selection: James Maher has mostly color work from the Big Apple, Maria Kappatou has gritty images from Greece while Gary Battle seeks to define his style.
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Inspired Eye is an online magazine written by photographers for photographers. Unlike most other photography magazines, Don Springer and Olivier Duong’s creation focuses, not on the famous masters of an era long gone, but on working photographers today, the unsung heroes who are shooting, developing, creating, imagining and living out their photographic dreams as we speak. As they state, Inspired Eye is the “photography magazine that [they] wished [they'd] had” back in the day.
The magazine has been designed for photographers of various levels, from beginners looking for inspiration to professional photographers, curious to learn about the techniques of others in their field. Packed with a series of beautiful and very diverse images taken mostly in the street or documentary style, Inspired Eye and the photographers interviewed within its pages will teach you that there is no right way to approach photography. Rather, it shows us that each and every one of us has a unique path to follow in the hunt for personal photographic satisfaction and a distinctive style.
I’m not really what you would call an avid concert goer, but as soon as I heard that one of my favourite groups, the Pet Shop Boys, would be holding a free concert in Turin’s enormous Piazza San Carlo during the Traffic Festival, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I had seen them in concert over ten years ago with my mum in downtown Toronto, and while the experience was unforgettable, from where we were sitting, Neil and Chris appeared to be no more than two tiny moving specks off in the distance.
Camera straps are among the first additional accessories photographers consider for their camera, especially if it is a mirrorless camera. They may want to add some extra vintage flavour to the camera’s design with a nice handmade leather strap, or maybe they’re simply after something more robust. Unfortunately, neck straps that come with your camera are usually very simple. Some even have the brand name of the company splattered in bold lettering at least twice along the belt, which isn’t great for those who want to be more discreet.
What’s more, we as photographers tend to use different straps depending on how we want to carry our camera for a specific shoot. For long travels, you may want a comfortable strap, while for quick street sessions a nice wrist strap will do the job. The limit here is that every time you want to switch the type of strap, you have to go through the uncomfortable process of attaching/detaching them from the traditional lugs (without breaking your nails in the process).
Do you see anything special about the cat portraits below? If not, I won’t be surprised or offended. At first glance, we have a series of simple images of the most photographed animal in the world in its natural home environment. Many of the photos appear to have been taken during the day, with light streaming in through the windows.
Lately I’ve been enjoying Sony’s full-frame pocket powerhouse more and more and have already written about using it as a lightweight travel camera, as well as why I think it’s a great choice for night photography. There’s still a lot left to try and learn, so I was really excited and jumped at the chance when Heather asked me if I would be interested in jotting down my thoughts about how the Sony RX1R performs when it comes to street photography.