Array (  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45690 [post_author] => 46732 [post_date] => 2014-12-22 12:19:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-22 17:19:09 [post_content] => If you’ve worked in this business long enough, chances are you have dealt with this issue at least once in your career: What begins as a promising project and business relationship turns into a frustrating, confusing debacle that often ends with the service provider (you!) being hung out to dry. Here are some steps you can take to prevent this from happening, and what to expect when the crap hits the fan.HUGE disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice. If you want that, hire an attorney. My stories and insight below are there to provide ideas, suggestions, and resources to learn more. Of course you should always try to carry yourself with high business standards and professionalism... but eventually you just need to do whatever it takes to get paid and move on. In cases like these, burning bridges doesn't matter, because you'd never want to work for them again anyway.I’ll begin by sharing a short story of getting stiffed once early in my career.About 10 years ago, I was technical director at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, mixing video and graphics feeding big screen displays around the stage. I was hired by a man named Alan Contino for something like $300 a day. I worked 3 full days and never got paid. When I finally got in touch with him, his excuse was: “I never got paid by the guy who hired me, so sorry. I don’t have the money to pay you.” This was a very young, eager version of myself from that job.I didn’t have a contract with him, so I felt that I was rather SOL. I spoke with some of the other contractors from that shoot, and they were planning to take him to court, but I never heard of any actual claims that arose.I had only been freelancing a short time at that point, and this was a wake-up call. I needed to have a signed contract from EVERY SINGLE PERSON I agreed to work for. It seems like a no-brainer now, but when having positive conversations with new clients, or seriously needing the work, I often took people at face value. And that’s how I got burned.So in short, the way to protect yourself or your small business from these unsavory individuals who want to exploit you, is by having them sign a contract. You can Google to find all sorts of contracts, and even download a free one from the guys over at Nimia, but it might be worth it to hire an entertainment lawyer and build a contract that is iron-clad. It won’t be cheap, but losing thousands of dollars because someone didn’t pay or because your contract didn’t have clear enough language will cost even more. Consider it another form of insurance, and write it off as a business expense. A good friend of mine recommends Hertz Schram P.C. for consultation and document drafting for video or photography production.Let’s step back for a moment though. Imagine you have a self-written contract, with decent terms and you feel good about using it in case the worst happens and you need to go to court. This is what I use, and I would perfectly OK going to court with it in hand. I’ll share another story about when someone tried to get around paying me, AFTER they signed my contract.Around 2006 I was hired as a freelance camera operator by Starz Entertainment. They had a producer who was coming into my town, and needed someone to shoot video clips at video gaming tournament. It was a craiglist ad, and after responding, they agreed to my rate (I think it was around $450) for an evening of video shooting and handing over my tapes at the end of the shoot.The shoot went fine, and I made them sign my contract before hitting the road with the work I had done. About a month went by and they had not paid, so I began emailing and calling. Two more months went by, and I finally got through, with excuses about traveling, being ill, and everything else thrown at me. My contract stated that I be paid with 45 days, and it had been twice that by the time I called and left a voicemail to inform them that I would be taking legal action to recover my payment.I lived in Michigan at that time, so I went online and read that for the amount I was seeking, I would need to file a small claims suit. There is a plethora of documentation available on the process of filing these, and it will vary from state to state. One catch I’ve found in several states is that you need to file the claim in the same city or county in which either the claim arose, or where the person you’re filing against works in.Since this was a local job, it was easy for me to drive to the county court and fill out the small claims form. I needed the name and address information for the person I was filing against (which I had since it is part of the information I get on my contract). For a small fee, a certified mailing would be sent out on my behalf. For a bit more, I could pay to have the person served in person. I elected the cheaper route, and after a month, there was no result. I filed again, this time electing to have the person served.I’m not sure if they ever received it or not, as I didn’t get any notice from the court during this entire process. I did however come home one day to a letter that was taped to my front door. It was from the person who owed me money, with a check that was accompanied by a nasty letter about how I over-charged them and they would never work with me again. My guess is that they received the certified letter and decided to just pay me what they owed.Fast forward to this year. I was living in a new state, trying to make contacts and rebuild my client list. I was eager to get work, and accepted some lame projects without a contract simply because I needed them. I was hired by a man I would later regret meeting named Wayne Bowring (another craigslist job, of course) to take event photos at a race in Grand Junction, which is about 4 hours from where I live.Like an idiot, I didn’t send him my contract, but in our emails, the pay details were clearly stated for what simple work I’d be doing. For a measly $140 I agreed to shoot stills for a few hours at this race, and as the weeks went by, I got the run around from this client. Problems with the bank, it’s in the mail, etc. Several months passed.I knew that I could file a small claim, but I’d have to travel back to the site of the shoot in order to do so. Rather than do that, I decided to try everything I could before having to take that course of action. The amount of money was trivial, but it was the principal of the matter. Here are some things I did, and you might want to try before taking the legal step forward, as any one of these might get your non-paying client to stop dragging their feet when it comes to paying you.
After I inquired about his address so that I could send him the claim, I got a check in the mail about a week later, without having to go down the legal road. It was a pain, and I didn’t like the somewhat creepy things I was doing to find out information about him and his business, but in the end it got me paid. Unfortunately there are people out there who will just take advantage of others and I for one won't stand for it anymore.If you do need to go down the legal road, check with your state government to see what the proper process is for filing a claim. You will need information on the person you file against, and it might require you to travel to the place you performed the work in.So besides having a contract signed and agreed upon, what precautions do you take to make sure you get paid? I’d love to hear some stories of times when a client didn’t pay, and the recourse you had to take to get what you were owed. [post_title] => What Happens When Your Client Runs Off with Your Images and Doesn’t Pay? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => what-happens-when-your-client-runs-off-with-your-images-and-doesnt-pay [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-22 12:19:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-22 17:19:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45690 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 12 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45668 [post_author] => 40171 [post_date] => 2014-12-22 11:51:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-22 16:51:02 [post_content] => Michael Brown and Eric Garner are two names that have been in the media for months now, whose deaths are viewed by many as wrongful and an example of police brutality. The protests that erupted upon the "not guilty" verdicts of each police officer in question were predictable. After all, these two events aren't the first time American people have felt racial injustice. Just as in the past, the people have taken to the streets, some peacefully, some with a destructive uproar. Mark Brown, a street photographer from NYC, joined the protests to capture the people demonstrating their right to free speech.“For me personally, if I can shoot an image that captures the feeling of the moment, rather than the issue that’s at hand, than that’s what it’s about. It’s never about the actual protest, but, rather, the impact my photograph will have," Brown said adding that the protest "was very organized and clear to see that the people there were passionate. There was a feeling of sadness, and of course, there was some anger and frustration."Interestingly enough, these photographs almost never happened at all. Brown was opposed to shooting the protest at first, reluctant to cover an event that so many others were already capturing. "I normally like my photographs to have subtler message. But the crowd was literally marching back and forth under my window. So I realized it would be stupid not to. I realized how historically important of a moment it was.”All of Brown's photographs are in black and white, not by chance but rather a well thought out decision. “When shooting a protest, it can be difficult to capture an image that isn’t overwhelmed because people are holding signs that say “I can’t breathe,”which are incredibly strong statements in themselves. That’s why I prefer to have them in black and white because it allows the photographs to speak for themselves.”Check out the photos below to get a better glimpse of what's been going on in your streets.[caption id="attachment_45712" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown, "Regardless of right or wrong, black or white, criminal or not criminal, the fact that these people have to feel this way and feel the need to carry a sign is heartbreaking. No matter what side you fall on, how could you not see these images and not feel sad that people feel this way?"[/caption][caption id="attachment_45711" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown, "The image doesn’t allow the viewer to know what the protestors are doing, or what it necessarily means. And that’s okay with me. I don’t want to know. It’s ambiguous."[/caption][caption id="attachment_45704" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45705" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45706" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45707" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45708" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45709" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45710" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption][caption id="attachment_45715" align="alignnone" width="1000"] © Mark Brown[/caption]All photos were used with permission. To see more of Mark's work head over to his site, Vimeo or Facebook. [post_title] => Racial Uproar on the Streets of NYC Captured by Photographer Mark Brown [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => racial-uproar-on-the-streets-of-nyc-captured-by-photographer-mark-brown [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://vimeo.com/115150573 [post_modified] => 2014-12-22 11:51:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-22 16:51:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45668 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45394 [post_author] => 46797 [post_date] => 2014-12-22 10:58:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-22 15:58:24 [post_content] => In this week's featured photographer on Instagram, I spoke with a personal favorite of mine, Chris Burkard. With over 450k followers, he's definitely figured out how to stand out against the masses of the popular social media app. Burkard took the time to speak to me about his love of landscape photography, where his passion derives from, as well as his influences.Tell me about when you first got started in photography.Well, I always found myself traveling to Yosemite and Utah and with such great landscapes, I felt it was only natural to start taking photos.Have you always been a traveler or has photography opened up those doors for you?When I was younger, my parents would take us on camping trips so I'd have to say traveling has always been inherent within me. Photography has certainly allowed me to explore and discover other parts of the world, opening up even more doors of traveling.Tell me about how you got started with Instagram. I found Instagram to be this great network of individuals who were tuned into social media and the engagement revolving around photos. It became a direction extension of myself to communicate with the masses and share my artwork. In a sense, it was a great way to advertise myself as a photographer and get myself known.Who are some of your influences? Do you consider your Instagram feedback to be influential at all to any of your new work?I'm definitely influenced by Ansel Adams, the father of Landscape Photography. As for Instagram feedback, it's crucial to listen to it as it allows me to know what aspects of my photography vibes with my fans and friends. Of course, I won't let my vision become entirely swayed by social media, but it's still good to know what photos people like and don't like.What would you say to someone who's trying to get a foot in the photography business? I'd say the only way to get your foot into the photography business is to actually take your first step. A lot of great photographers never push the boundaries and share their photos, so how can they expect people recognize their work?What can we expect from your upcoming projects?There are always upcoming projects in the back of my head! But at the time being, it's nearing the holidays so I would definitely want to spend some time with family and friends. [post_title] => Chris Burkard is Instagram's Landscape Master [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => chris-burkard-an-successful-instagram-landscape-master [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:20:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:20:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45394 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45702 [post_author] => 46622 [post_date] => 2014-12-19 15:24:17 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-19 20:24:17 [post_content] => Some things just can't be described in words. So I will let this video do some of the explaining for me. This video is considerably less angry than the one I posted recently. But it is no less cool, I can tell you that much. The slow motion capture of the shrimps going through all the different cooking phases is legendary.Not only were they able to catch this going in slow motion, but somehow were able to do it with a very minimal amount of mess. I call that a win where I am from. For those who don't know, slow motion photography naturally captures shots in slow motion. But sometimes it can seem cheesy. In this video, it doesn't at all, and accomplishes the desired effect, which is, I presume, to sell me something (I'm not sure what yet). Regardless of what it is trying to sell, I'm intrigued. The video is mesmerizing. I've watched it at least ten times.Experimenting with food is a fun activity. We did so in our last issue of Resource Magazine. [post_title] => Playing with Food: Shrimp Blaster Captured in Slo-Mo [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => playing-with-food-shrimp-blaster-captured-in-slo-mo [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 12:30:26 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 17:30:26 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45702 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45583 [post_author] => 46622 [post_date] => 2014-12-18 11:22:12 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-18 16:22:12 [post_content] => In honor of our previous cooking issue, we found an inspiring cooking show that will blow your mind. Just in case you were wondering, this is amazing. If a cooking show like this ended up on Food Network, I'd be glued in, because most cooking shows try to treat everyone like they are the next headlining chef, which they most likely aren't. They act with precision, as a golfer does when trying to put for a birdie. I don't have those kind of chops. I cook much like the guy in this video, minus the grunts and screams, and maybe the ax. Maybe.Food is an interesting thing, especially when it comes on a camera through photo and video. They have an ability to change us, and I mean that not just in an existential way, but in an actual physical way. Have you ever looked at a photograph and immediately gotten hungry? Have you ever looked at a glass of cool water and gotten thirsty or felt dehydrated? We here at Resource have an issue devoted to the realm of food.[post_title] => Check Out This Video: Terror Taco's From Sweden [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => check-out-this-video-terror-tacos-from-sweden [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 15:21:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 20:21:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45583 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45540 [post_author] => 31543 [post_date] => 2014-12-17 12:24:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-17 17:24:03 [post_content] => Happy first night of Chanukah! The Festival of Lights. For this week's Tuesday's Tips I thought I should light the lights. Since it 's the first night, I lit the menorah with 1 speedlight.I shot this photograph in my studio in Boston's South End using a single Nikon Speedlight shot through a Rogue Grid with a blue gel. I put a Rogue Flashbender on one side of the grid to further narrow the beam of light from the Speedlight giving me drop off on the light in the foreground. This photo is a mixture of available light and strobe, when deciding on exposure for a photograph I always start my exposure with the element I can not control. In this photograph that element is the light from the candle. I used the camera's light meter, set on spot meter to read the light from the candle. Below you can see what the image looked like with no strobe and with strobe, without the blue gel.The last part of the setup was moving the menorah so I had reflections in the base.The photograph was shot with a Nikon D-800 and a Nikon 105 Macro lens, Rogue grid set, Rogue flash bender, Pocket Wizard TT5 & TT1. The menorah was on a black velvet backdrop. The velvet did not reflect any light, giving me the total black background.
- Since I didn't have a contract, I printed and took notes on all correspondence, including creating a summary with key dates and information. I've heard that this sort of documentation can hold up in court, but I could be wrong.
- I contacted other shooters from the event to see if they had been paid. There are strength in numbers, and perhaps someone had a different phone number or address for the client.
- I contacted the agency who hired the person that hired me. If I’m not getting paid, the least I could do is ruin one of their business relationships. (Turns out they were already well aware of the issues with this person and had already dropped them.)
- I researched what steps I’d need to take to file a small claim, and made sure I had all the information needed.
- I called and emailed the client to inform him that I would be taking legal action. (Sometimes the threat of this is enough to make someone take action.)
- I emailed the client and asked him to confirm his address (which I found through internet sleuthing) which he had never given me, so that I could make sure he received the certified mailing with the notice of the suit.
- I found out that his wife was a business partner, so I emailed her as well.
Shalom, May Peace be with everyone this holiday season! [post_title] => This Week's Tips: Happy Chanukah! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => this-weeks-tips-happy-chanukah [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-17 12:24:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-17 17:24:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45540 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 43266 [post_author] => 40905 [post_date] => 2014-12-16 12:00:45 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-16 17:00:45 [post_content] => Photographer and filmmaker Patrick Walsh embarked on a monumental road trip across America. He drove an impressive 3,920 miles (6,800 km) and captured the entire trip with his mobile, from South Dakota’s Badlands to Yosemite National Park.After sharing the first part of his road trip with us, he now recaps the full journey and what he learned . See all photos from his road trip in the album RoadTripxUSA.
By Patrick Walsh The one that got awayI woke up early in the morning, near Yellowstone, and a bull elk was standing ten feet in front of me. It was just a brief moment looking at each other. I leaned up from my sleeping bag, careful not to make any sharp movements, and reached for my phone. The elk got spooked and searched for a quick exit, ultimately plowing its way through the dense forest. It was a brief face-to-face with wildlife and a great start to the day. I guess it was one of those moments only to be experienced.
By Patrick Walsh It's not about the lessonsThis trip reinforced a general maxim: You have one life, live it to the fullest. Appreciate what you have.Follow a sketch, not a planTaking some time off the grid is not tuning out, it is tuning in. Do not rush it. Allow time to explore, be spontaneous and visit places you did not intend to. Talk to locals, they often have really good information. A lot can be done on a small budget. Make sure to gaze at the stars.
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By Patrick Walsh Pack light, be braveCell phone Tripod Solar charger A good pocket knife Cooler and bottle opener
By Patrick Walsh More than a memoryThe Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah. It's a good sense of scale, tiny people enveloped by soaring walls. It also shows how light can change the characteristic of the rock from one side to the other.
By Patrick Walsh
By Patrick Walsh Into the wildI am interested in traveling to South America, particularly for snow climbs, or the volcanoes of Ecuador. Meanwhile, I will be doing more trips in California in the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, coastal areas like Point Lobos, Monterey, Big Sir and down the Pacific Coast Highway.
By Patrick Walsh
By Patrick Walsh
By Patrick Walsh EyeEm on the roadThe EyeEm Community's response has been great! I can gauge from interaction what type of images resonate with people. It's interesting to see what works and what doesn’t - and to have people follow along. Some are even thinking about doing their own trip!
By Patrick Walsh
By Patrick Walsh Coming together to experience the outdoorsI met a lot of great people! The locals were particularly hospitable and very helpful with tips about their area. I visited 14 National Parks and also met a lot of people from many different parts of the world; it is awesome to see so many different people coming together to experience the outdoors.
By Patrick Walsh
By Patrick Walsh
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By Patrick Walsh We are in awe, Patrick! You can see Part 1 of his road trip here, and follow him on EyeEm.To see what other EyeEm Community members are up to, check out these articles. - Fighting Flames. All Eyes On: Max Sullivan - Storytelling through a Smartphone: Tenebrogg in Trieste - Candid Moments in NYC. Fabian Palencia’s Street PhotographyThis post is part of our cooperation with EyeEm, a global community where photographers can shoot, share and discover beautiful images. We’ll regularly feature some of the most outstanding mobile photographers from EyeEm here. [post_title] => The Great American Road Trip: Part II [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => the-great-american-road-trip-part-ii [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://blog.eyeem.com/2014/07/the-great-american-road-trip-all-eyes-on-patrick-walsh/ [post_modified] => 2014-12-16 11:35:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-16 16:35:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=43266 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45375 [post_author] => 46797 [post_date] => 2014-12-15 13:12:10 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-15 18:12:10 [post_content] => With over 200k followers, Gareth Pon has an Instagram feed worth following. If you want to know more about having photographic passions, first person traveling lessons, great influences, and advice to people who are looking for social media success, this is the man to hear it from.When/How did you first get started playing with photography? How did it morph into a passion of yours? "It's interesting actually, before I started using Instagram I was way more interested in motion video rather than stills (I am traditionally a filmmaker). I had a small interest in photography, but never really pursued it as a medium. I had a the right gear and equipment but used it to shoot video and never actually took a photo. When I got my first iPhone I downloaded Instagram and the ease of use compelled me to start shooting again in my city, Johannesburg. The passion really started growing from there and the more I did it the more I loved it. I began organizing insta-meets in Johannesburg and in 2013 ended up starting South Africa's Instagrammers Community (www.instagramers.co.za), this community now grows daily and people all over South Africa are discovering their passion for photography."Are most of your photos taken with an Iphone, DSLR, etc? "I use a mix of devices, it really depends on what I have on me. I try to keep my photos to mobile only, but sometimes I shoot with something different so I can get the shot I want. I will however always edit my photos on a mobile device so I can get the grade that I want."So I see that you travel a lot. Has that always been a passion for you, or has photography opened up those doors for you? "To be honest I never cared much for traveling until I started using Instagram. Seeing the world through the photos of other instagrammers made me realize how much I love traveling! The biggest draw card for me is being able to meet and greet fellow photographers from around the world. It's also great knowing people who have explored their cities because they know all the best spots to take photos.
"My success with photography has definitely opened up a lot of doors for travel and I've gotten loads of opportunities, but I've also been way more intentional about traveling. Almost every decision I make is based on my next trip and where I'll be."
Who would you say are some of your influences, whether it be towards your photography or filmography?
"I guess I learn from people as I go, there are so many amazing photographers that I've found along the way but I've always loved the work of @laurenlemon and @hirozzzz.
"Regarding film my favorite director is Terrence Malick and I also love the work of Salomon Ligthelm."
How did you first get started with Instagram?
"It started with seeing "posted from Instagram" on Facebook and having serious fomo."
Have you gotten any cool jobs or gigs from your Instagram work?
"Yup, the majority of my connections and business leads have come from Instagram. I've done a few tourism trips, created a short film for Apple South Africa, worked with Nike Global, as well as various tourism companies."
What do you have to say to any aspiring photographers who want to use the social media tool for success?
"Social media is such a great way to discover and be discovered. Get personal, be genuine and remember you have a unique story to tell." [post_title] => Instagram Interview: Traveling the Photographic Path with Gareth Pon [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => instagram-interview-traveling-the-photographic-path-with-gareth-pon [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-02-01 12:51:20 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-02-01 17:51:20 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45375 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 2 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45372 [post_author] => 46622 [post_date] => 2014-12-15 12:28:23 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-15 17:28:23 [post_content] => This is a new film trailer from entitled "Singapore Sleeps." It is a solo project that photographer Craig Burrows has been working on for a year. Much of it was shot in a 4K Ultra HD motion time-lapse showreel. There are so many cool shots in this video. For some reason, I'd always thought Singapore had a pastoral, environmental landscape. One that is covered with trees and grass all over the place. If nothing else, video showed me that Singapore has a ton of life to it.For more, check out Burrows' website. [post_title] => Photographer Shows Us Singapore [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => photographer-shows-us-singapore [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-15 15:43:23 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-15 20:43:23 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45372 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45311 [post_author] => 25605 [post_date] => 2014-12-15 10:30:54 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-15 15:30:54 [post_content] => Unbeknownst to most of us in the southern part of Angola, a group of women do their hair in such a unique manner that put modern hair-styling as you know it to shame. This unusual tradition caught the attention of German banker and photographer Mario Gerth while he was traveling around Africa. In the continent that is teeming with most of the world's most distinctive and colorful practices, this method of hair design didn't escaped Mario's camera lens - as he immediately knew it warranted photographic documentation. In doing so he ended up with an eye-popping series of images that depicts the hair of the women belonging to the Mumuhuila and Mucawana tribes.[caption id="attachment_45313" align="aligncenter" width="962"] © Mario Gerth[/caption]As Mario tells in a story that appeared on the Daily Mail, "African hairstyles are ever-changing, yet deeply rooted in a shared past stemming from tribal traditions. Every tribe has its own style, and then within one tribe we can find even more styles - for men, woman, children, for those who have been widowed, and many more. Hairdressing in Africa is always the work of trusted friends or relatives. Hair in the hands of an enemy is believed to become an ingredient in the production of a dangerous 'medicine' that would injure the owner. I found this aspect very interesting."[caption id="attachment_45314" align="aligncenter" width="470"] © Mario Gerth[/caption]Each hairstyle represent the current status of the women. The married women of the Mumuhuila tribe attaches ostrich feather to their heads to express their status, while young girls wear a vikeka necklace starting from puberty age until they get married. Younger girls who just had their first period wear colorful and rich beaded wigs to signify that they are not yet ready for marriage.[caption id="attachment_45315" align="aligncenter" width="838"] © Mario Gerth[/caption]The women's hairstyles are so intricately designed it mirrors a new art form, especially with the way the women sculpt it with mud to produce mesmerizing braided hair with varying shapes and colors. Hundreds of cheerfully colored beads wonderfully blends well with the over-all creativity that has survived thousands of years of tradition. Other materials found everywhere such as shells and buttons are used to add flair and more inventiveness.[caption id="attachment_45316" align="aligncenter" width="470"] © Mario Gerth[/caption]Mario has concentrated deeply into the rich African culture and has come up with other wonderful photography series about its people who continue to live a colorful life and practice senses engaging traditions. His series "African Portraits" wherein he documented tribes from the countries of Ethiopia, Niger, Namibia, Kenya and Mali are a must-see.[caption id="attachment_45317" align="aligncenter" width="470"] © Mario Gerth[/caption]Check out the other images from Mario below and find yourself fascinated by this long lasting and truly extraordinary tradition:[caption id="attachment_45318" align="aligncenter" width="470"] © Mario Gerth[/caption][caption id="attachment_45319" align="aligncenter" width="467"] © Mario Gerth[/caption][caption id="attachment_45320" align="aligncenter" width="557"] © Mario Gerth[/caption][caption id="attachment_45321" align="aligncenter" width="467"] © Mario Gerth[/caption] [post_title] => Stunning Hairstyles of African Women Captured by Photographer [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => stunning-hairstyles-of-african-women-captured-by-photographer [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-15 10:30:54 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-15 15:30:54 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45311 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45346 [post_author] => 46797 [post_date] => 2014-12-12 13:52:26 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-12 18:52:26 [post_content] => Here at resource, we got together with Scott Rankin, well known on Instagram for his breathtaking landscape shots of his hometown in Canada. He has a solid eye for beauty that resonates within his shots and actually makes you want to be outdoorsy. Check out his photos, many of which are framing a tiny human subject, reminding you how small you are compared to mother nature.
Tell me a little bit about how you got started in photography.
Well I'm not a full time photographer so it's not necessarily a career choice. My interest was prodded by Instagram basically. I just posted a bunch of my photos on the app and that led me to buying a bigger and nicer camera. The first camera I got was a regular DSLR Cannon 60D. It's still the one I still use today, nothing too fancy, but fancy enough for me. I'm still constantly learning how to use it. I've used the iPhone for so long, I figured I needed a new tool.
Who would you say are some of your influences?
I follow a lot of Instagram users that I admire. As far as professional photographers, definitely Edward Burtynsky. His photos are excellent.
You have a reoccurring theme throughout your photos. A beautiful one, where it's breathtaking landscape with one person somewhere in the shot. Is that purposeful in some way?
It is like a reoccurring theme, isn't it? It's mostly for the environment I'm in. There's so much big stuff where I am and I can only work with the square formatting of what Instagram allows. In order for me to try to show that sense of space, I have a small subject to tell the story of how big this space is. It's really just the relationship between the huge picture and the small scaled person in it. I've slowly been weaning off of doing that lately, but I still do some of those every now and then, depending on where I am.
Do you travel a lot for your photos?
A lot of my photos are taken here in Canada. I want to travel, but at this point I've found so many great shots of photos are within city limits but lately I've been traveling more lately. I'm not really an international traveling photographer, but I've been visiting more cities, like Washington.
Does the major feedback you receive from your Instagram influence any future projects at all?
I try to not let it happen too much. There is definitely an aesthetic on Instagram of what people like more than others but it is basically a pretty easy thing to do. If you have a scene with a mountain and a huge lake under it you are almost guaranteed a thousand likes. I don't really find too much of a challenge in that and it doesn't really speak to me photographically. There are other types of photography that I am into like portraiture, and other stuff that is more interesting to learn from. On instagram, it just seems that everyone is pushing for what looks more epic and the more epic it is, the more likes you get and it doesn't necessarily mean you are doing a good job. If you have one photo that gets a million likes, now you are under pressure to make every photo after that just as epic. It's like a sophomore album for a singer whose first album went platinum.
Can you tell me a little about some of the gigs you have gotten from Instagram?
My most recent thing was for a clothing company called Aether Apparel. We went up to British Columbia to a place called Bella Coola. They had about twelve BMW multi-use motorcycles. They made motorcycle and active outdoor gear. I went with a video guy and we went camping for about four days and took a lot of pictures. I've gotten a gig with Travel Alberto, a local travel agency. I traveled with about 8 of my local friends around Alberto. I had a gig with a watch company, a jeans company, I get a bunch of small jobs here and there.
What can we expect from any future projects of yours?
I really want to do more travel gigs. I might so some skiing in early December so that will be kind of cool. You'll probably see a lot of snowy mountain scenes. I'll be in B.C. Interior for christmas so it's going to be mostly snowy pictures that are coming your way. I started a youtube channel with my girlfriend so we're trying to work on videos together. I'm not very good at the video aspect of everything so it adds a little depth into what we do together. If ever I get a chance to get a gig with Tina, that's definitely a bonus.
Tell me a bit about the channel.
My girlfriend and I started it a few months before we told anyone about it. Then when it got to the point where we had about 4 videos, we decided to start sharing them. It's really just something that adds an extra element to what I can offer to a company. If companies are looking for someone, they might want someone who is a bit more seasoned, so I gain some versatility while boosting up my brand for a company's eyes.
Go follow Scott Rankin on Instagram! [post_title] => Instagram Success: Breathtaking Landscapes by Scott Rankin [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => instagram-success-breathtaking-landscapes-by-scott-rankin [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-31 16:21:00 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-31 21:21:00 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45346 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45228 [post_author] => 30241 [post_date] => 2014-12-11 14:20:58 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-11 19:20:58 [post_content] => Ty Foster is an excellent animal photographer who has completed many great projects featuring various creatures, probably most notably his "Lick" project. The latest photo series he has done was in a collaborative effort with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center featuring livestock and honoring heritage breeds. The Stamford Museum runs the Heckscher Farm that sits on 10 acres of land in Stamford, CT and it is home to farm animals and heritage breed livestock. "Heritage breeds are traditional livestock breeds that were raised by our forefathers," Foster told us. "These are the breeds of a bygone era, before industrial agriculture became a mainstream practice. Together we captured all of these portraits to raise awareness of the dwindling numbers of these heritage breeds and for the farm itself. Some of these heritage breeds that we photographed are on the The Livestock Conservancy Conservation Priority List ; the Randall Cattle, Jacob Sheep, Clydesdale horse, Miniature Sicilian donkeys and the Scottish Highland.""The approach that we took for this project was to capture animals in their normal, everyday environment with full length portraits and then showcase their personality with tighter head shots on a white background," Foster explained. " One hurdle that we encountered was getting the animals to stand and face the way we wanted them to. Some of the animals were used to a lead but the majority had no grasp of verbal commands, except for the horses and the Randall cattle that were much easier to work with. It was a delicate dance of patience, bribing with food and luck to wrangle these animals, but thankfully we had phenomenal help from two of the farm managers, Victoria and Daniel. Another hurdle was that we couldn't come in contact with the Scottish Highland (Petunia) at all, so logistically it became a situation where we set everything up and waited for her to walk into the frame and pray that she looked straight at the camera. Probably the most unnerving part of the entire shoot was being the only one in the paddock with Petunia. Everyone else was on the other side of the fence and the only advice I was given from the managers was, 'well if she starts to charge you, just leave the camera sprint for the fence'. Luckily there was no sprinting involved." Most of the lighting was natural, keeping the setup far more simple than you might imagine. "We wanted to keep it as naturally lit as possible so we added two soft boxes on either side of the animal to provide just a little bit of fill." "A lot of these breeds are, in a way, living history and helped our forefathers and early settlers cultivate the land," Foster said. "There are some organizations out there such as The Livestock Conservancy (not affiliated with this project) whose sole mission is genetic conservation and the promotion of heritage breeds."The complete gallery is available here: Heckscher Farm, and you can see all of Foster's work at his website: www.tyfoster.com [post_title] => Ty Foster's Photo Series Celebrates Livestock Heritage Breeds [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => ty-fosters-photo-series-celebrates-livestock-heritage-breeds [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-11 21:23:59 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-12 02:23:59 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45228 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45023 [post_author] => 47038 [post_date] => 2014-12-10 11:34:19 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-10 16:34:19 [post_content] => Sigma rolled out a beast of a lens earlier this year and I was finally able to take it for a spin at home to see how it would perform outside a conference room floor. The new Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens did not let me down. The build, focus speed, sharpness, versatility and even the price were all determining factors that this lens would be a perfect addition to any photographer looking for the advantage in sports or wildlife photography.Let me preface this review by saying while I enjoy reading lens reviews full of test information and cool graphs showing me the sharpness at different f/stops, this will not be one of those. Instead of shooting with the lens in a controlled environment I thought I would test it out how it would be used in the field. I was especially looking forward to taking it down to the sideline of an NFL game but unfortunately my hometown Arizona Cardinals were out of town both weekends that I had the lens in my possession. I decided to hit up the next best thing; two-hand touch Turkey Bowl pickup football game of the town locals on Thanksgiving morning.[caption id="attachment_45024" align="aligncenter" width="838"] 600mm, f/8.0, 1/2000, ISO 800[/caption]As I mentioned in the introduction, this lens is built like a beast. It is full metal outside construction including the lens hood and tripod collar. It is dust proof and weather tough to protect the 24 lens elements in 16 groups inside the casing. (Here's a great video I found on the lens that illustrates the dust and splash proof feature that I thought was entertaining. Due to privacy settings on the video we couldn't embed it here.) Sigma also coated the front and rear glass with a protective coating to help repel water and fingerprints. It weighs in at a little over 6 lbs and while manageable without a monopod or tripod after an hour of shooting with it outdoors, I was wishing I had brought mine.Two things that are of utmost importance to me while shooting sports is the speed of focus and the optical performance. At a price of just $1,999 I wondered if the Sigma had compromised on either of those.They didn’t.In fact, this lens produced incredibly sharp images through the entire zoom range from center to corner and did so while locking focus using their autofocus technology. Not only was the focus quick and razor sharp but it was also quiet. The lens includes two optical stabilization modes, one for general photography and the second for panning either vertically or horizontally. I can see that second mode would be especially ideal for motorsports though I didn’t get a chance to experiment with it. Optically the only complaint I might have is a slight vignetting in the corners. Fortunately Lightroom has already updated their lens profiles to include the Sigma 150-600mm and so by checking a box that is fixed instantly. Ultimately I would rather take a little bit of vignetting rather than have them sacrifice sharpness in the corners of my photos.[caption id="attachment_45025" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Both images shot at 600mm, f/8.0, 1/3200, ISO 800[/caption]The lens is about 12 inches long and when the barrel is extended to reach the full 600mm, it adds an additional 4 inches of length. (Did I already mention it’s a beast?) Fortunately it does include a built-in tripod collar, so you won’t leave home without it (and wouldn't want to). One nice feature of the collar is that it can be rotated easily 90 degrees so you can change from shooting horizontal to vertical in just a few seconds. The zoom on the lens can be either adjusted by turning the zoom ring or using the push/pull function. When pointing the lens up or down there is zoom creep as one would expect but Sigma added a cool feature to combat it. They included a lock switch on the zoom so that you can lock the focal distance at any of distances listed in white on the lens. I kept mine at 600mm most of the time while using it. When locked I experienced no creeping with the lens pointed up or down.The lens is highly customizable using the Sigma USB Dock and Sigma Optimization Pro Software. In addition to updating lens firmware and adjust focus parameters you can also customize AF speed, focus limiter and OS function. This is a neat function that Sigma has been including in all their newer lenses and I appreciate knowing that throughout the entire range of the lens I can calibrate the focus to be razor sharp.[caption id="attachment_45029" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Photo of my sister-in-law reading a book at the park. Notice how at 600mm the text on the book is razor sharp and easy to read. f/6.3, 1/6400, ISO 1600[/caption]It is worth seeing the photo of my sister-in-law reading the book shot at 600mm to see how sharp the lens is so I have uploaded it in full resolution here. You can read the every word she is reading.I believe it’s worth noting that there were two different Sigma 150-600 lenses released on the same date. The one I got my hands on was the Sport lens which is known to perform optically better, be a heavier more sturdy build and weather sealed. The Sport lens runs just $1,999. The other model labeled their Contemporary is their even less expensive sibling. I have not had a chance to handle or shoot with the Contemporary version of this lens so I can’t tell you much about it but I wanted to mention it so you don’t run out there and pick up a Sigma 150-600 at a deep discount from the $1,999 price and find out later you didn’t get the Sports model I have been talking about. The lens is available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts.For those who love the MTF charts... I included them below. The Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM Sports lens exceeded my expectations. The build was solid and heavy but still manageable even hand-held. The imaging performance and focus was impressive. The lens was brimming with all of Sigma’s latest technologies and customizations including the useful zoom lock and advanced image stabilization. If I could ask for perfection, the only two things I would change about the lens would be the slight image vignetting that was noticeable in the images and an internal zooming lens. That said, I can understand that an internal zoom lens would have made this lens substantially larger so there would be a drawback to that of course. As a photographer that has shot on the sidelines of NFL games, I can see this super telephoto lens as being a game-changer and something that would give me significant advantage to get images at 600mm or even close at 150mm if the action comes to me along the sideline. In four words, this lens really delivers.Pros:
- Build Quality
- Fast & Quiet Focus Motor
- Great Sharpness Throughout
- Ability for Customizations
- Price Point
We give the Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 Sport Lens a very high 4 out of 5 stars thanks to it's solid beefy build and high performance focus motor. The glass is of superb quality and it reflects in the sharpness of your photos. Lastly the price for what you are getting is competitive. The only negative was the weight and the size of it. Well that and the fact that all the parents were staring me down at the park when I was shooting photos of my kids. Pretty certain I was labeled in the minds of a few as the new neighborhood creeper. [post_title] => Review: Optically The Sigma 150-600mm Sports Lens Really Delivers [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => review-optically-the-sigma-150-600mm-sports-lens-really-delivers [to_ping] => [pinged] => http://vimeo.com/106290197 [post_modified] => 2014-12-10 11:34:19 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-10 16:34:19 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45023 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 4 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 45115 [post_author] => 40171 [post_date] => 2014-12-10 11:23:18 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-10 16:23:18 [post_content] => Peter Lik, a fine art and landscape photographer from Australia, has sold his photograph "Phantom" to a private collector in Las Vegas for a whopping $6.5 million. This means Lik now holds the position for the most expensive photograph to ever be sold. Andreas Gursky originally held that title for "Rhein II", which sold for $4.3 million."Phantom" was taken in Antelope Canyon, Arizona; it's a black and white representation of "Ghost". As if the sale of "Phatom" wasn't a huge enough accolade, Lik also sold "Illusions" and "Eternal Moods" for $2.4 million and $1.1, respectively, for a total sale of $10 million. Not bad for a day's work. Furthermore, Lik sold his photograph, "One" in 2011 for $1 million.Would you pay $6.5 for "Phantom"?[caption id="attachment_45119" align="alignnone" width="838"] "Phantom" ©Peter Lik[/caption] [post_title] => Peter Lik's $6.5 Million Photo "Phantom" Breaks World Record [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => peter-liks-6-5-million-photo-phantom-breaks-world-record [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-10 11:23:18 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-10 16:23:18 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=45115 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 44886 [post_author] => 41878 [post_date] => 2014-12-09 14:12:25 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-12-09 19:12:25 [post_content] => It's that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us and the struggle is real; navigating the madhouse of B&H with little money and the numb realization of not knowing what to buy is a brutal experience we wouldn't wish upon our worst enemy. Luckily, the Resource staff has got our readers covered with a hand-crafted, online list of stocking stuffers any right-minded photographer would be drooling over—all without breaking the bank.1. HolgaGlo135BC Glows in the Dark Camera (Infra Red) ($54.99) This 30th Anniversary Limited Edition HolgaGlo uses 35mm film, a hot shoe flash sync and zone focus system to produce dreamy, vignetted photos great for personal use or fine-art projects. Did we mention it glows in the dark? 'Nuff said.2. GoPoleReach 14-40" Extension Pole for GoPro HERO Cameras ($54.99) The GoPole extension pole features a GoPro three-prong mounting interface with a non-slip rubber grip and removable clip that allows for a GoPro Wi-Fi remote to be attached. A perfect companion to that GoPro HERO you've been meaning to buy.3. CanonPowerShot ELPH 150 IS Digital Camera ($99.99) A formidable point-and-shoot under $100, the Canon PowerShot ELPH 150 uses a 20 megapixel sensor and 10x optical zoom capable of capturing 720p HD video. Its Intelligent Image Stabilization feature ain't bad, either.4. Olympus9mm f/8.0 Fisheye Body Cap Lens ($99) Olyumpus' body cap, fisheye lens combination is a unique product that both protects your lens and gives you the ability to shoot ultra-wide angles. Weighing in at only 1.1 ounces, this body cap is impressive indeed.5. Manfrotto496RC2 Compact Ball Head with RC2 Quick Release ($86.50) Made of die-cast aluminum, Manfrotto's 496RC2 Compact Ball Head can support up to 13.2 pounds and is capable of precise positioning. With its +/- 90 degree tilt, 360 degree panning system and Quick Release safety system, this ball head is a great buy for under $100.6. AppleLightning to SD Card Camera Reader ($28.94) This nifty gadget allows you to quickly transfer photo and video from your digital camera to a variety of Apple products, including iPad Air, iPad 4th generation or iPad mini. Insert your SD card, and viola!7. X-RiteColorChecker Passport ($99.00) X-Rite's Color Checker Passport provides three photographic targets for in-camera white balancing and visual color controls. The included software allows profile adjustments to be applied to a large number of photos at once, saving an incredible amount of time for the photographer.8. Wolverine Super F2D 4-in-1 Film to Digital Converter ($94.95) This impressive standalone film scanner takes 35mm, 110, 126, and Super 8 film types and turns it into 20MP images in just three seconds. With its 2.4" color LCD screen, TV-out jack for viewing purposes and the ability to work with negatives, this gadget makes for one seriously cool stocking stuffer.9. One year Individual Subscription to CrashPlan ($59.99)CrashPlan's one year individual plan gives you the ability to back up to other computers and hard drives with a 448-bit file encryption and minute-by-minute backups. Other perks include unlimited online storage and a CrashPlan mobile app.10. JobyGripTight Gorillapod Stand for Smartphones ($15.83) Joby GripTight's smartphone stand is a versatile stabilizer platform for phones between 2.1 and 2.8" wide, and is considered a great tool for the capture of high-quality photos and videos. Go go gadget, go!11. RevoSR-1000 Shoulder Support Rig & Support Strap ($87.50) Revo's Shoulder Support Rig and Shoulder Strap duo supports up to 5.5 pounds and is meant for small to medium-sized cameras, such as DSLRs. Aimed at providing "run and gun" support to photographers, this combination set is a great gift for those who are dealing with stabilization issues.12. ExpoImagingExpoDisc 2.0 77mm White Balance Filter ($39.95) The ExpoDisk 2.0 uses a 18% light transmission to produce corrected exposure and white-balance settings, saving an incredible amount of time in post-production. Attach this filter to a 77mm thread or simply hold it up in front of a smaller-sized lens for the same effect.13. ObenTS-200 Tripod Strap with Two Quick-Release Loops ($29.95) This fully-adjusted TS-200 tripod strap includes two quick-release loops for a securing a tripod's head and legs. Backed by a one-year warranty, the TS-200 strap provides photographers on-the-go with an efficient way to set-up and break-down without breaking a sweat.14. VelloThree-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level ($21.50) This psychedelic-esque bubble level was designed to align cameras in three dimensions—talk about taking it up a notch. Mount it on your hot shoe and put all your worries to rest.15. VelloFreeWave Plus Wireless Remote Shutter Release - 2.4GHz (for Canon) ($59.95) Perfect for macro, wildlife or long exposures, Vello FreeWave's wireless remote shutter release trips your camera's shutter in situations where the less movement there is, the better. With a range up to 100 meters and sixteen possible channels, this remote shutter is a great option for under $100.16. LomographyFisheye Baby 110 Film Camera (Bauhaus Edition) ($49.99) This eye-catching Lomography camera uses analog 110 film and a 13mm fisheye lens to produce quality analog photos with deep vignetting. Simply put, it's a fun, quirky camera that promotes creativity and limitless possibilities, not to mention bragging rights among all your jealous friends.17. LenspenSensorKlear Loupe Kit ($49.99) This is the sensor cleaning kit used by NASA on the International Space Station. There is nothing more left to say.18. Manfrotto681B Heavy Duty Pro Monopod ($79.88) A high-quality monopod can make a great addition to a photographer's gear. Manfrotto's heavy duty monopod is a superb buy for under $100, including flip-lock levers, a large head platform and maximum height of 63".19. DinkumSystems ActionPod PRO (10")($40.45) Dinkum Systems' ActionPod PRO allows you to mount your device on surfaces up to 2" thick with a large spring clamp that "makes camera placement painless and uncomplicated". It's long arm allows micro-adjustments and helps you set up shots in very little time at all. Sounds good to us!20. Manfrotto454 Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate - Supports 17.7 lbs (8kg) ($87.00) Manfrotto's Micrometric Positioning Sliding Plate is great gift for those interested in macro photography or other ultra-fine positioning work.21. VelloAuto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS ($79.95) This Auto Extension Tube Set for Canon EOS lenses provides three extension tubes of lengths of 13mm, 21mm and 31mm to give your lens the ability to focus closer than normal. These little gems can be used individually or combined to create a more magnified effect.22. OP/TECHUSA Fold-Over Pouch #303 ($11.95) Made from rugged neoprene, this pouch is able to store a small lens, adapter or other accessory from dust, dirt and rain. And it's darn cute, too.23. PearstoneArticulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit ($55.00) Available exclusively from B&H, Pearstone's Articulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit has the ability to fit on any shoe mount with an articulating arm that has an extension range of 8.3"; a very valuable piece of equipment to have when shooting in tight spaces.24. GenarayLED-5300 120 LED Dimmable Compact On-Camera Light ($69.95) This on-camera LED light is a great buy under $100, delivering a 640 lux brightness at three feet with a 5600K daylight color temperature. Its accessories include a warming filter, slide diffuser and thread adapter for SONY AIS shoe mount.25. SanDisk32GB SDHC Memory Card Extreme Pro Class 10 UHS-I ($44.95) SD cards are essential, so why not go for one of the most highly-regarded brands in the business? SanDisk's Extreme Pro 32 GB card is rated UHS class 1 with a maximum read speed of 95 MB/s and maximum write speed of 90 MB/s. The card also comes with highly-regarded RescuePRO data recovery software.26. RevoQuad Skate Dolly, Smartphone Mount, and Articulating Arm Kit ($81.89) One of our favorites, this Revo Quad skate dolly looks like it could be one hell of a toy to play with. This four-wheel dolly has a weight capacity of twenty-five pounds and can support up to three articulating arms to mount whatever light-weight camera or accessory you desire. Yes, please.27. VuPointSolutions Photo Cube Compact Photo Printer ($79.99) Vu Point Solution has created something that can print photos from Apple products as well as Android devices—without a computer, that is.28. PromoteSystems Promote GPS-90 ($99.00) Promote System's GPS device for Nikon can attach to your camera's hot shoe and geotag your photos without the need for computer processing. It's incredibly power-efficient and charges straight from the camera instead of using batteries.29. XShotPocket Xshot ($20.26) This telescopic camera extender from XShot takes selfie photography to a whole new level. Collapsing to 6.5", it's small enough to fit in your pocket and a sure-fire way to wow all your friends.30. olloclip4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6/6 Plus ($79.99) Another Resource favorite, olloclip's 4-in-1 photo lens for iPhone 6 and 6-plus includes a wide angle, fisheye, 10x and 15x macro lenses to enhance the iPhone's already-impressive camera. Well played.For more photo stocking stuffer inspiration, visit B&H's website here. [post_title] => 30 Photography Stocking Stuffers Under $100 [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 30-photography-stocking-stuffers-under-100 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-12-09 16:18:03 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-12-09 21:18:03 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://resourcemagonline.com/?p=44886 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 1 [filter] => raw ))
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