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 Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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From Photoshelter:
An in-depth look at over 35 photo contests worldwide!
For the third year running, we’re excited to release The 2016 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests.
We’ve partnered up with the World Photography Organisation to give you a fresh look at more than 35 photo contests worldwide. Get insights on which contests we recommend, a rundown of fees, promised exposure and prizes, plus feedback from past winners.
Get details on photo contests, including:
  • Red Bull Illume Image Quest
  • World Press Photo Contest
  • PDN Photo Annual
  • Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
  • National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year
  • Aperture Portfolio Prize
  • Plus many more!
Also read two exclusive interviews with photographers who won the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards.
Get the Free Guide
Post Date: 11/17/2015 11:47:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
B&H has Microsoft Office Home & Student 2016 for Windows available for $114.95. Regularly $149.95.
Product Highlights
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • OneDrive Cloud Storage
  • Windows Compatible
  • 1-User License, Product Key Code
Category: Microsoft Deals
Post Date: 11/17/2015 11:37:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) DSLR Camera
eBay (via ElectronicsValley) has the Canon EOS 750D (Rebel T6i) DSLR Camera available for $459.99 with free shipping. Compare at $749.00 (Rebel T6i).
Note: This is a grey market item and therefore technically ineligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/17/2015 11:31:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Was 600mm Ever Too Long in Coastal Katmai National Park?
Did I ever find the 600mm angle of view too narrow when photographing bears in Coastal Katmai National Park? Sure, that's why I had the 100-400mm L IS II lens mounted on a second body and ready for immediate use. When I saw action moving closer, I would quickly switch cameras and continue shooting. The gap between 600mm and 400mm usually meant that I could begin using the 100-400 maxed at the 400mm end with plenty of time before I needed to begin zooming out.
But, I didn't always make the right choice. Sometimes, something unexpected happened. When the 600mm choice was wrong, sudden movement taking the bear out of ideal framing was usually the reason. Or, something happened at the border of the frame, such as another bear coming into view. The result was that I have some frames that are cropped too tightly in camera and this was one.
Really, I would never have guessed that a salmon was going to leap out of the water this high while in such a small stream (quite a feat actually) and that the leap would be this far ahead of the bear, but ... the unexpected is certain to happen on occasion.
The too-long focal length problem is not limited to the 600mm focal length. Even full-frame-mounted 100mm was slightly too long for some enormous brown bears that approached very closely (well under 20').
The big question is: "What do you do when your focal length is too long?"
It is far more common to be focal length limited on the long end and recovery in that situation is simple: crop. Though cropping reduces overall image resolution, it is usually better than having an important part of the scene missing.
The solution to being focal length limited on the wide end: shoot a panorama. If you ever find your lens framing a photo framed too tightly, shoot multiple images and merge them into a panorama later.
Planned or Unplanned
Here is the key for wildlife and other action photography: the panorama technique is not limited to very intentionally captured still life/landscape images. Even if you have a subject in motion and can't recreate the original subject pose, a panorama can sometimes be created. A frame with a cut-off in motion subject can be hard to recover, but adding border space to a fully contained subject is often easy.
As immediately as possible after the capture of a frame needing more border, switch the lens to manual focus and the camera to the last-used exposure settings while retaining the selected focal length (easy with a prime lens). If the focus distance and/or focal length changed after the primary photo was captured, do your best to reset them. Then photograph enough additional images to cover the framing that was missing in the original image. Back at the computer, merge the images together in Photoshop or your favorite image editor.
Fortunately in the case of my Katmai National Park brown bear and leaping salmon, I was able to take another frame from the burst and merge the two together. While Brooks Falls is known for salmon leaping toward bears standing at the top of a falls, capturing salmon leaping away from pursuing brown bears was one of my biggest goals in coastal Katmai National Park. When I saw this capture meeting my goal, I knew that the extra time required to piece a panorama together was going to be worth taking.
Apply this technique to your own photo subjects. Did you photograph your kid kicking the winning goal in the soccer match but not leave enough border on one or more sides of the frame? Another frame in the capture sequence may hold that missing border. If not or if you are not sure, capture a couple of additional identical-settings frames to work with later. It may even be possible to go back at a later time or date to recreate the missing portion of the frame (with similar lighting strongly desired).
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr, Google+ and Facebook. Also, if reading from a news feed reader, click through to see the framed image. If you find these tips useful, please share them in your circle of friends!
Post Date: 11/17/2015 10:28:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens
eBay (via AllNewShop) has the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens (review) available for $593.95 with free shipping. Compare at $999.00.
Note: This is likely a grey market item and therefore not technically eligible for a Canon USA warranty.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/17/2015 10:15:39 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon irista
From Canon:
We’ve had lots of feedback about irista, and later this month we’ll bring some big improvements:
Adding new photos to irista will be much quicker.
Zooming through time will be more fun, with our simpler design.
Better organised
Duplicate photos you add will be automatically removed and your photos will always be displayed by the date taken.
Free up space on your phone by automatically saving all your phone’s photos to irista with our iOS and Android apps.
Easily create and share collections with friends, whether they use irista or not.
There’s a sneak peek of the new version here at And some answers to questions here.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/17/2015 8:42:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
APC C25B 10-Outlet Power-Saving Surge Protector and Power Filter
For a limited time, B&H has the APC C25B 10-Outlet Power-Saving Surge Protector and Power Filter available for $19.95 with free shipping. Regularly $59.95.
Product Highlights
  • 10 Total Outlets
  • Phone/Data and Cable Line Protection
  • Protection Indicators
  • Right-Angle Plug
  • 5270 Joules
  • 8' Cord Length
Post Date: 11/17/2015 7:42:18 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic
With the introduction of the Lensbaby Composer II, the original Lensbaby Composer Pro has been reduced to clear out inventory. Now you can get the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Edge 80 Optic for only $299.95 with free expedited shipping. Originally $499.95.
Post Date: 11/17/2015 7:30:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
HGST 6TB Deskstar 3.5
B&H has the HGST 6TB Deskstar 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive available for $269.00 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $299.00.
Product Highlights
  • 6TB Storage Capacity
  • 7200 rpm Rotational Speed
  • 128 MB Cache Memory Buffer
  • 1 Million Hours MTBF
  • 6 Gb/s SATA Interface
Note: HGST hard drives consistently have a very low failure rate which is why I chose them for my own home photo storage needs. [Sean]
Post Date: 11/17/2015 6:30:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens
B&H has the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Lens (White Box) available for $149.00 with free expedited shipping. Compare at $199.00 in retail packaging.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 11/17/2015 5:40:04 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone
B&H has the Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone available for $79.95 with free expedited shipping. Regularly $99.95.
Product Highlights
  • Great for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad
  • Includes Fur Wind-Cover
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
  • Includes Shockmount
  • 3.5mm Mini-Plug Output Connector
  • Power LED
Post Date: 11/17/2015 5:26:01 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 16, 2015
Tamrac G26 and G32 Camera Bags (Charcoal)
From Tamrac/Gura Gear:
Gura Gear is now Tamrac. One vision. One focus. One purpose.
At Gura Gear, we've always had one vision: to carry your photography dreams to the ends of the earth. Gura Gear developed a bit of a reputation for camera bags that are durable, beautiful, functional and capable of traveling to the ends of the earth. We are not interested in resting on our reputation.
To grow and spread our ideas to a wider audience, we bought Tamrac in 2014, a brand with a nearly 40 year heritage and a global network. Now, we've taken the best of Gura Gear and injected it into the all new Tamrac.
Introducing the new Tamrac G-Elite series. Built on Gura Gear's DNA, the all new G32 and G26 introduce tougher, lighter fabrics and new features – like that laptop sleeve you all have been clamoring for – and kept all the things you love like feather light bags that protect your equipment from the overhead compartment all the way to the land rover.
Gura Gear lives on as Tamrac G-Elite. The apex of volume efficient, lightweight camera carrying.
Where is Gura Gear going? The same place it has always gone – to the ends of the earth.
The Tamrac G-Elite bags will be available soon from authorized retailers.
Post Date: 11/16/2015 9:31:50 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
PNY 128GB High Performance MicroSDXC 60MB/s Class 10 UHS-I
Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:55:22 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens
Image quality results have been added to the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens page.
This lens is almost as beautiful as the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 Milvus Lens.
B&H has the Zeiss Milvus 35mm f/2 Lens in Canon mount in stock with the Nikon mount version available for preorder.
Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:28:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Zeiss Milvus 21mm Lens Top View with Hood
Post Date: 11/16/2015 7:23:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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