Eyes of the Judges

Camerapixo Magazine Photography Awards 2015
Eyes of the Judges

Camerapixo05aby Réhahn

Camerapixo05bby Javier de la Torre

Camerapixo05cby Panos Vassilopoulos

Camerapixo05dby Carsten Meyerdierks

Camerapixo05eby Sagar Manjarres

Camerapixo05fby Andreas Yunisantoso

Camerapixo05gby Wolf Ademeit

Camerapixo05hby Sergio Murria

Camerapixo05iby Wada Yoshihiko

Camerapixo05jby Lisa-Marie McGinn

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Camerapixo Magazine Photography Awards 2015

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2015 Audubon Photography Awards

Announcing the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards
In association with Nature’s Best Photography.

AudubonMelissaGroo1Grand Prize Winner, by Melissa Groo
Species: Great Egret
Where: Port Richey, FL
Camera: Canon 1D Mark IV with a Canon EF 500mm f/4 IS USM lens and a Skimmer ground pod; 1/800 second at f/4.5; ISO 1600
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AudubonChrisGug2Professional Winner, by Chris Gug
Species: Double-crested Cormorant
Where: Near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Camera: Nikon D800e with a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens and an Aquatica underwater housing; 1/200 second at f/9; ISO 400
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AudubonJasonSavage3Professional Honorable Mention, by Jason Savage
Species: Sandhill Cranes
Where: Lake Helena Wildlife
Management Area, Helena, MT
Camera: Canon 7D with a Canon 500mm f4L IS lens and a 1.4X II teleconverter; 1/1,500 second at f/8; ISO 800
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AudubonConstanceMier4Fine Art Winner, by Constance Mier
Species: Laughing Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Royal Tern
Where: Biscayne Bay Aquatic
Preserve, near Miami, FL
Camera: Sony a700 with a Sony F4-5.6/70-400 G SSM lens; 1/2500 second at f/5.6; ISO 320
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AudubonDonaldWuori5Amateur Winner, by Donald Wuori
Species: Prothonotary Warbler
Where: Audubon Sanctuary at Francis Beidler Forest, Harleyville, SC
Camera: Nikon D2x with a Nikon 200-400 f4 lens; 1/60 second at f4; ISO 400
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AudubonSteveRussell6Amateur Honorable Mention, by Steve Russell
Species: American Flamingo
Where: San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
Camera: Canon 7D with a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II USM lens and a Canon Extender EF 2x III; 1/400 second at f/11, shot at 330mm; ISO 400
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AudubonTimTimmis7Amateur Honorable Mention, by Tim Timmis
Species: Black Skimmer
Where: Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary, near Port Bolivar, TX
Camera: Canon 1DX with a Canon 500mm f4 IS II lens and a Canon 1.4X III teleconverter; 1/500 second at f/8; ISO 1600
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AudubonZacharyWebster8Youth Winner, by Zachary Webster
Species: Painted Bunting
Where: Laguna Seca Ranch, near Edinburg, TX
Camera: Nikon D4S with a Nikon 600mm lens; 1/4000 second at f/8; ISO 1000
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AudubonMaryAngelaLuzader9Fine Art Honorable Mention, by Mary Angela Luzader
Photographer: Mary Angela Luzader
Where:  Venetian Gardens, Leesburg, FL
Camera: Canon EOS 50D with a Canon 100-400mm IS lens; 1/400 second at f/9; ISO 200
“Venetian Gardens is a wonderful place to photograph Purple Gallinules in a natural, parklike habitat. Someone called my attention to this pair chasing and fighting each other. I have never witnessed this behavior, and I was so excited I almost forgot to snap a few shots! When the fight was over, the victor got the girl, and the loser was chased away, with a few less feathers . . . and perhaps a headache!”
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Pamela Anderson stars in an Alfred Hitchcock–inspired PETA ad—photographed by famed artist David LaChapelle

Pamela Anderson Screams: Meat and Dairy Farms Drain Half the Nation’s Water

PamelaAndersonAs California faces water restrictions during a historic drought, Pamela Anderson stars in an Alfred Hitchcock–inspired PETA ad—photographed by famed artist David LaChapelle—to declare that the solution isn’t just shorter showers—it’s also turning off the tap that supplies animal agriculture. She says, “Making a splash for the environment doesn’t just mean shorter showers. Try vegan.”
“Rivers are siphoned off, not just for the animals but also for crops like alfalfa grown to feed animals on factory farms,” says Pam, a PETA honorary director and longtime vegan. “Producing 1 pound of beef uses as much water as about six months’ worth of showers.”
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EOS 7D Mark II firmware Version 1.04 available for download

A new firmware update for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, which incorporates a number of improvements and fixes, is now available for download. The details of the firmware update is shown below…

7dMarkIIEOS 7D Mark II firmware Version 1.04
Firmware update Version 1.04 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

 –   Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s AF function may not operate properly at a focal length of approximately 100mm when used with the EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
–   Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare instances, the reduction of the flicker effect cannot be achieved when in AI servo AF mode, despite the “Anti-flicker shoot” function being set to “Enable”.
–   Fixes a phenomenon in which the Picture Style settings may not be applied to the captured image when the camera is set to custom shooting mode C1, C2 or C3.
–   Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the first still image captured in live view mode may not record the correct date and time.
–   Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, image noise may appear in JPEG images when brightness or contrast is corrected by the Auto Lighting Optimizer function.

firmware available here

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“I didn’t know I needed it, until I saw the quality…”

Quentin Caffier Shoots Fashion with the EOS 5DS
Fashion photographer and Canon Explorer Quentin Caffier is on fashion photography’s fast track. One of Europe’s new breed of busy modern professionals, his recent shoot with a pre-production EOS 5DS has convinced him that – to stay ahead of the curve – he needs every one of those 50.6 Megapixels. CPN caught up with him recently to find out why…

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“I didn’t know I needed it, until I saw the quality…”
Quentin Caffier Photography

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LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph

The photography world is full of seminars, workshops, and exhibitions. But over time, a few events start to stand out from the others as they become more celebrated. One of these events is the annual LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year’s festival has an impressive lineup of artists, including Larry Fink, Alec Soth, David Alan Harvey, Piotr Naskrecki, and more.
NOTE: The photos featured here are a selection of images from the upcoming 2015 festival.

Look3DavidAlanHarvey1A storm descends on a Brooklyn rooftop. David Alan Harvey will be presenting his work on Saturday, June 13.
Photograph by David Alan Harvey

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Look3AlecSoth2Alec Soth will be presenting his work on Friday, June 12.
Photograph by Alec Soth

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Look3LarryFink3Larry Fink will be presenting his extensive body of classic photographs on Thursday, June 11.
Photograph by Larry Fink

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Look3PiotrNaskrecki4Defensive startle display of the peacock katydid from Suriname. Piotr Naskrecki is the 2015 TREES artist. His photographs will be displayed along Charlottesville’s Main Street.
Photograph by Piotr Naskrecki

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Long and Winding Roads

Leading lines are a powerful element in composition. Nothing makes better lines in photos than roads and pathways.
Let’s take a look at a few images using these to create strong compositions. Keep in mind light is also important so it all comes together.

Roads05aDino Marsango Photography

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Roads05bRoberto D’Antoni Photography

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Roads05cPablo Belastegui Photography

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Roads05dRandy Legaspi Photography

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Roads05eRamón Menéndez Covelo Photography

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from: “28 Wondrous Images of Long and Winding Roads”
A Post By: Darlene Hildebrandt

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