Goodman One – The Open Source Camera

The Goodman One is an open source camera that I would like to share with anyone with access to a 3D printer. You’d not only have a chance to make it yourself using my assembly instructions, but to further tweak, finetune or even redesign and pass it on as well. I have already designed a rollfilm and sheetfilm back, viewfinders, cold flash mount and a couple of other accessories to attach, but would like to challenge all of you makers out there to go ahead and develop the camera even further.

The Goodman One could therefore be a device that is free yet professional tool allowing creative freedom for any experimental photographer. You can request various files, finetuned printer settings and a detailed notes on both the necessary particles and procedure needed to put the camera together. I truly hope it will reach as many of you out there as humanly possible and will open up new opportunities in the path of photography.

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Goodman One – The Open Source Camera
more at Dora Goodman

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“Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” Ebook

“When most people think of charismatic animals, frogs are not usually the first ones that come to mind. This lack of general appeal can often have negative results when decisions are being made about their conservation. Robin’s ebook is a fantastic “How to get the best photograph!” guide which will enable people who encounter frogs to portray them in an engaging and professional way. Not only is this book incredibly useful for people wanting to get better shots of frogs, but also for people who are interested in photographing wildlife. Frogs are very good subjects for nature and macro photography and this ebook will ensure that people can portray frogs in their true form – as wonderfully endearing, charismatic animals who deserve our full attention to ensure they do not disappear in the near future.” Phil Bishop, Co-Chair, IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group and Chief Scientist, Amphibian Survival Alliance

Designed for researchers and conservationists working with amphibians, the “Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” ebook by Robin Hoskyns, aims to provide an overview of techniques that can be used to create engaging images and demonstrate how these images can be utilized to tell the stories of amphibians and amphibian conservation.

The ebook does not delve too deep into the technicalities of each approach, but will hopefully stimulate further learning for those that wish to take their photography and communication skills to the next level.

Some of the topics covered include: visual storytelling, basic settings, post processing, flash techniques, biosecurity, dealing with the elements, and so much more.

“Photographing Frogs and Other Amphibians” Ebook
get it at Amphibians

3 Free Guides That Will Help You Get the Hang of Exposure in Photography

Exposure is among the first few technical concepts you must master on your way to learning photography. A proper understanding of exposure lays the foundation for achieving good photographic results consistently. If you have struggled to master exposure or haven’t had the chance to learn it yet, here are three free guides from Photzy to help you get started.

1- Quick Guide to Exposure

2- The Why, When and How of Exposure Compensation

3- The Art of Metering and Exposure

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3 Free Guides That Will Help You Get the Hang of Exposure in Photography
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The Ultimate Guide to Night Photography

Night photography immediately solves a huge problem that you confront constantly in photography. That problem is being faced with ordinary scenes that just aren’t very interesting. If you take a picture of a building or a standard street scene during the day, it can be sort of dull. We are all used to seeing shots taken in the middle of the day. That same scene – shot at night – can be a really interesting photograph though.

The actual taking of pictures at night might seem a little bit like magic if you are just getting started. Even those who have been shooting a while may wonder how to get a proper exposure and focus in the dark. Although photographing in the dark certainly has its challenges, in some ways, it is actually easier than photography during the day.

So let’s take a quick look at the essentials of night photography. In particular, we’ll cover the gear you need, how to expose your photos, how to focus at night, great subject matter, and some post-processing tips. Hopefully, this will help open up the world of night photography to you.

Hopefully, this guide will help you get started with night photography. As you get ready for your next outing, just remember a few things:
– The only additional items that are necessary for night photography are a tripod and remote shutter release. Some other helpful items are a flashlight, a lens hood, and an extra battery.
– For exposure, start with moderate ISO (around 400) and aperture (around f/5.6-8) and see where that puts your shutter speed. Adjust from there with an eye toward getting the shutter speed (exposure time) you want.
– Pick a subject that lends itself to night photography. Remember that things look very different at night, so take some test shots.
– Focus your camera by finding or creating areas of contrast and setting the autofocus on those areas. When necessary, switch to manual focus.
– When you get home, edit your images as you wish, but you might try decreasing the Highlights, increasing the Shadows, and pulling down the Blacks slightly.

The Ultimate Guide to Night Photography
A Post By: Jim Hamel
In this, the next installment of our dPS ultimate guides, learn what you need to know to get started doing night photography.

get the guide at Digital Photography School

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Dear Friends and Members! We are totally happy and proud to present you our June magazine (including the selection from this group) today! You can read the magazine for free and get the PDF or even download it here.

Detlef Reich | “Three warm brothers”
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Nhân Ngô | “Rice season is ripe”
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David Stanton | The Ballerina with Kelly Donaghy Mera Fin
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Michael Schnabl | “Dark Desire”
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Kenneth Barker | “Refinery blues, Grangemouth”
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more in: Fine EYE Magazine, Issue #03, June 2018
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