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Backpack Basics: Gear for a Day Outdoors

With July coming to an end, summer in the North East is in full swing and what better time to get out and shoot than the present. Whether you are shooting portraits or landscapes, in the daylight or under the stars, sometimes the best way to stay motivated and make sure you are having fun with your photography is to keep things simple. While I don’t go bare-bones with one camera and a lens, if I am out adventuring, chasing a sunset, or on a day trip hiking through the forest, I like to keep my gear minimal. While each piece of equipment has various uses, here is a look into my camera bag and different ways you can use each piece of equipment.

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–07–28 19:29
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The Corner's Best of the Net - Animal Photographers

Today we are featuring: Animals Who Wish They Could Be Photographers to see the rest of this funny series just follow the link or click the photograph below!

If you have not seen our new series “The Corner’s Best of the Net”…here is your chance! A few times a week we post a series of photographs from around the internet to provide you inspiration, a well needed laugh or perhaps encouragement for you to re-ignite your spark for photography.

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–07–28 14:08
Categories: General News

Best Camera Settings for Studio Flash

Using flash as your only light source means that the colour and lighting effects are much more controllable and consistent than they are when using a natural light source such as sunlight. This means that you can confidently pre-set many of the settings on your camera.

Things you can pre-set

When you’re using studio flash as your only light source you have to use manual mode, as none of the automatic exposure modes will work with studio flash. Once you’ve selected manual mode you can also set the shutter speed to the fastest flash sync speed available on your camera.

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–07–27 21:03
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: cameraSettingstudioflashJuly 2015

Best camera settings for night cityscapes and traffic trails

Even though there are sometimes street lights to help you see, it’s difficult to change settings on your camera when shooting cityscapes at night, so pre-setting as many as possible will make it much easier to get great shots

Things you can pre-set

Before you set off on a night shoot in the city you can pre-set many of the settings on your camera. The combination of dark shadows and bright highlights you’ll encounter means that it’s best to set your camera to manual exposure mode, as the automatic modes will struggle to get the correct exposure.

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–07–26 23:58
Categories: Tutorials

The Debate Over Watermarks in Photography

Controlling your image is a valid quest for any photographer, as we all want to protect our brand. Seeing one’s work altered without permission can be frustrating, as can discovering your work on blogs that are void of any credit. The first response for most photographers is to watermark their images, ensuring that their logo or website graces every image that hits the internet. In today’s landscape, is watermarking your photographs the best way to protect them? Let’s review both sides of this debate, and explore the current state of the watermark in photography.

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–07–26 16:28
Categories: Articles

Tripod Buying Guide: Get the Best Bang for Your Buck !

A good tripod is worth its weight in gold — and if you’ve researched tripod prices recently, you might just think that’s what they’re made of. A quality camera support system, consisting of a tripod and a ball head, can easily cost as much as a very good lens.

But to take sharp nature and landscape photos, your camera needs to be properly supported on a tripod. My personal opinion is that the tripod is more important than the camera itself.

Many people (myself included) are scared off by the high cost of a top-quality tripod at first. Yet many of these same people often end up spending more in the long run by purchasing one, two or more inexpensive, flimsy tripods instead of getting a high-quality tripod in the first place.

Posted by JAshley on Sat, 2015–07–25 14:03
Categories: Tutorials
Tags: tripodBuying GuideJuly 2015

The Corner's Best of the Net - Lavender Fields

If you have not seen our new series…here is your chance! A few times a week we post a series of photographs from around the internet to provide you inspiration or perhaps encourage you to re-ignite your spark for photography and help you discover new techniques to expand your skills. Please enjoy the series and be sure to check out future postings of “The Corner’s Best of the Net.”

Today we are featuring: Lavender Fields to see the rest of this beautiful series just follow the link or click the photograph below!

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–07–24 13:22
Categories: General News

ShootProof Sponsors Contest Corner Challenge #117 - Portraits

Photography Corner is proud to team with ShootProof for Contest Corner Challenge #117 - Portrait! (if you have questions or comments, be sure to leave them here in the contest thread).

Start Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 (photos taken before this date are not eligible).

Entries Due By: Saturday, August 15th, 2015 (entries are due in by midnight, and voting will begin the next day).

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–07–24 11:03

Vote for June Photograph of the Month!

Voting for June 2015 Photograph of the Month is almost over, so be sure to vote!

Sponsor: LaserSoft Imaging - is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software - both in the area of private and professional usage. The core product SilverFast® manages to regularly come up with advanced technical innovations.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a SilverFast Archive Suite from LaserSoft Imaging. SilverFast Archive Suite is a comprehensive archiving solution for digitizing your images fast and easy. In terms of quality, SilverFast surpasses the results of any manufacturer’s software significantly. The Archive Suite is a package consisting of scanner software and imaging software for a subsequent image optimization. Although SilverFast is designed for professional image editing, handling the software is so easy that even beginners can create brilliant pictures using the intelligent automatic functions and the integrated QuickTime movies. Available for Mac and Windows.If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Browse through the entries in the June 2015 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Saturday, July 18th, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–07–13 17:33
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June 2015 Photograph of the Month sponsored by LaserSoft Imaging

Sponsor: LaserSoft Imaging - is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the field of scanner and digital imaging software - both in the area of private and professional usage. The core product SilverFast® manages to regularly come up with advanced technical innovations.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a SilverFast Archive Suite from LaserSoft Imaging. SilverFast Archive Suite is a comprehensive archiving solution for digitizing your images fast and easy. In terms of quality, SilverFast surpasses the results of any manufacturer’s software significantly. The Archive Suite is a package consisting of scanner software and imaging software for a subsequent image optimization. Although SilverFast is designed for professional image editing, handling the software is so easy that even beginners can create brilliant pictures using the intelligent automatic functions and the integrated QuickTime movies. Available for Mac and Windows.If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–07–06 11:44

KiwiBoy09 Wins Contest Corner Challenge #116

Contest Corner Challenge #116 - The Great Outdoors here are the finally tallies - check out the voting results! Sumeet (Kiwiboy09) won by a large margin!

The contest was sponsored by Stealth Gear If you are looking for professional outdoor photography clothing, photography hides or wildlife watching supplies that can match your experiences as a photographer or outdoor enthusiast then look no further. At Stealth Gear, our products are carefully designed by photographers for photographers, ensuring that our designs are not only purpose specific, but they are hardwearing and affordable.. Since Sumeet is a Premiere Member, he will have receive the Stealth Gear Extreme Jacket and Trousers!

Make sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of Sumeet’s winning photograph, and to congratulate his on his victory!

Posted by JAshley on Sun, 2015–07–05 13:16

Voting Open for Contest Corner Challenge #116 - The Great Outdoors

The voting period for Contest Corner Challenge #116: The Great Outdoors is here! So be sure to check out the entries in the CCC #116: The Great Outdoors.

The sponsor for this is month’s contest is Stealth Gear: If you are looking for professional outdoor photography clothing, photography hides or wildlife watching supplies that can match your experiences as a photographer or outdoor enthusiast then look no further. At Stealth Gear, their products are carefully designed by photographers for photographers, ensuring that our designs are not only purpose specific, but they are hardwearing and affordable.!

Browse through the entries in the CCC#116: The Great Outdoors Photo Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–06–22 13:49

Gems wins SECOND consecutive Photo of the Month Contest!

May 2015 Photograph of the Month here are the finally tallies - check out the voting results! Sabine (Gems) won her Second POTM Contest in a row!

The contest was sponsored by Spider Holster Spider Camera Holster designs and manufactures the most innovative camera carrying solutions. We develop free upper body and “carry & shoot from the hip” camera holster solutions for all photographers.. Since Sabine is a Premiere Member, she will have receive the Spider Holster Pro!

Make sure to drop by the award thread to check out a larger version of Sabine’s winning photograph, and to congratulate her on his second Photograph of the Month victory!

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–06–22 13:10

Premiere Projects

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Premiere Project #197 Voting - The Automobile voting ends June 14th, so be sure to vote!

Premiere Project #198 Submit your entry now! - Children’s Toys submit your entry by Sunday June 21st.

If you are not a Premiere Member , why not become a Premiere Member today?

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–06–12 21:15
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Contest Corner #116 - Great Outdoors Sponsored by Stealth Gear!

Contest Corner Challenge #116 - The Great Outdoors ending soon! (if you have questions or comments, be sure to leave them here in the contest thread).

Start Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (photos taken before this date are not eligible).

Entries Due By: Monday, June 15th, 2015 (entries are due in by midnight, and voting will begin the next day).

Sponsor: Stealth Gear: If you are looking for professional outdoor photography clothing, photography hides or wildlife watching supplies that can match your experiences as a photographer or outdoor enthusiast then look no further. At Stealth Gear, our products are carefully designed by photographers for photographers, ensuring that our designs are not only purpose specific, but they are hardwearing and affordable.

Posted by JAshley on Fri, 2015–06–12 13:37

Vote for May 2015 Photograph of the Month!

Sponsor: Spider Holster - Spider Camera Holster designs and manufactures the most innovative camera carrying solutions. We develop free upper body and “carry & shoot from the hip” camera holster solutions for all photographers.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Spider Holster Pro from Spider Holster. Spider Holster is all about agility, speeding up workflow, and reducing stress on you, the photographer. Made by photographers and for photographers, the SpiderPro Holster gives you the most comfortable and secure way to carry your camera. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Browse through the entries in the May 2015 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Monday, June 15th, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Mon, 2015–06–08 13:14

Spider Holster Sponsors May Photograph of the Month

Sponsor: Spider Holster - Spider Camera Holster designs and manufactures the most innovative camera carrying solutions. We develop free upper body and “carry & shoot from the hip” camera holster solutions for all photographers.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Spider Holster Pro (Valued at $135) from Spider Holster. The SpiderPro Camera Holster is designed to take the weight of your pro gear away from your upper body and put it at your waist- the most ergonomic place to carry heavy gear. The Holster system lets your camera hang safely at your hip when you’re not shooting, and quick-draw to an active shooting position as soon as you’re ready to catch the shot. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Posted by JAshley on Wed, 2015–05–27 22:26

Only a few days left...Vote for April Photograph of the Month!

Sponsor: Sticky Albums - Creators of a branded custom mobile app for yourself showing off your portfolio, which you can share with potential customers.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Sticky Albums Annual Professional Plan (Valued at $230) from Sticky Albums. Sticky Albums lets photographers book more clients and increase sales by giving them the ability to create custom mobile photo apps for each of their clients. Your clients will love having their face on their very own app, which you can use as a digital business card to get more referrals. They have been mentioned in leading publications such as Click, Digital Photography School, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, and PPA Magazine and recently won a Hot One Award for our brand new Builder. Albums created by our photographer customers have been viewed more than 3 million unique times. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Browse through the entries in the April 2015 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Friday, May 23rd, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Wed, 2015–05–20 21:19

Vote now for April Photograph of the Month!

Sponsor: Sticky Albums - Creators of a branded custom mobile app for yourself showing off your portfolio, which you can share with potential customers.

Prizes: If the winner is a Premiere Member, they will receive a Sticky Albums Annual Professional Plan (Valued at $230) from Sticky Albums. Sticky Albums lets photographers book more clients and increase sales by giving them the ability to create custom mobile photo apps for each of their clients. Your clients will love having their face on their very own app, which you can use as a digital business card to get more referrals. They have been mentioned in leading publications such as Click, Digital Photography School, Professional Photographer, Rangefinder, and PPA Magazine and recently won a Hot One Award for our brand new Builder. Albums created by our photographer customers have been viewed more than 3 million unique times. If the winner is not a Premiere Member, they will receive… nothing, nadda, zip, zilch. Why not become a Premiere Member today?

Browse through the entries in the April 2015 Photograph of the Month Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Friday, May 1st, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Tue, 2015–05–12 12:52

Voting Open for Contest Corner Challenge #115

The voting period for Contest Corner Challenge #115: Fleeting Moments is here! So be sure to check out the entries in the CCC #115: Fleeting Moments Gallery.

The sponsor for this is month’s contest is Peak Design: Their mission is to enable photographers, adventurers and outdoors enthusiasts to better capture the beautiful world around them. They do this by designing and building innovative, thoughtfully composed, ultra-durable products that are easy to use and versatile. The winner will receive the most versatile strap in the World the Peak Design Slide and the only quick-connecting, quick-adjusting camera hand strap ever made the Peak Design Clutch!

Browse through the entries in the CCC#115: Fleeting Moments Photo Gallery, then make your way over to the voting thread to cast your vote before 4:00pm EST on Friday, May 1st, 2015 (9:00pm GMT).

Posted by JAshley on Thu, 2015–04–16 13:13
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