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Friday, June 8, 2012

26 Favorite photography sites

Photo related sites that will keep you up to date in Photography


1 - Strobist

If you are a beginner in photography and don't know much about on-camera or off-camera flash light, visit this blog to get more about off-camera flash photography and take your photos to the next level of professionalism with beautiful images.

2 - Smashing Magazine's 50 Superb Photography Techniques

One of the most beautiful inspirational posts on Smashing Magazine

3 - Flickr

A  community-based site that enables user to organize their photos to share with friends and family and groups so users can share photos about similar topics, themes, or concepts.

4 - The Luminous Landscape

Nature and landscape photography vital information, latest news, tips, and tricks and valuable articles on various topics related to landscape photography techniques.

5 - Digital Photography Review

The website for getting reviews about the latest classic cameras and accessories, compare various cameras, and find images and specifications. Easily the best place to research your next camera!

6 - Photoshelter 

I'm using a PhotoShelter website to handle online sales, high resolution file distribution, SEO and more. It's a great way to attract new clients, show my work professionally, and do business with clients online. And I think it might be a great fit for you too. 

 I think you're really going to like what you see, so come join me on PhotoShelter!


7 - Digital Photo Magazine

Information about the latest cameras, accessories and gears  selected for the digital photographer to enable users to understand various terms, tips, and tricks about digital photography.

8 - National Geographic Photography

National Geographic Society has been motivating people to love the planet. Fabulous images taken by experienced photographers and important facts and figures related to all kinds of photography, especially on wildlife and nature.

9 - PDN Pulse

Leading online magazine with the latest news and headlines about photography collected from every possible source and displayed regularly. Users can sign up and become a part of the photographer community.

10 - Bodyscapes

A website of sensual and erotic art of the nude body which gives the impression of landscape. Allan Tager started this project in in 1976, and is still adding new images up to the present.

11 - Photoshop Insider

Scott Kelby is the editor-in-chief of the Photoshop user magazine and the president of NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals). His website is a famous blog regarding tips and comments from professional friends and Photoshop experts.

12 - Rob Galbraith

Website was first launched in 1996 and since then it has been serving photographers with latest products and accessories with in-depth analysis and reviews of the latest technologies related to photography.

13 - Photo Rumors

Update yourself with the news even before it happens Visit Photorumors to find out about the latest gossips and rumors about some of the finest brands in the market. Divided into categories to enable users to easily surf through the ones they are looking for.

14 - Ken Rockwell

Famous photographers website that covers a lot about photography techniques and understanding. Impressive 'how-to' articles are added to the website and it also includes some comprehensive camera and accessory previews to the index.

15 - SmugMug

A place to buy and sell photos an easy and convenient way for photographers to sell their images by presenting it to the online world. Submit your portfolio, photos and links a website on sharing your photos online via twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

16 - Infrared Photography using a Digital Camera

A website covering multiple topics about camera manual settings. It also provides information about infrared photography as the name of the website suggests.

17 - Canon Digital Learning Center

Learning about Canon cameras and accessories..... this website is for you. It is all about Canon learning  and articles on extract maximum information out of Canon Digital Learning Center.

18 - Digital Protalk

David Ziser's blog about photography tips, techniques, and news for digital photography, photoshop and lightroom, visit the top10 section.

19 - Photo Attorney

This website takes care of all the legal issues related to photography. Photo Attorney is the website that will help you understand your rights related to photography as well as specific legal needs that mostly confronts both professional and amateur photographers.

20 -Thom Hogan

This website is completely devoted to Nikon photographic equipment and accessories.  A comprehensive website about Nikon world and fan club.

21 - Red Bubble

A fine supportive community for those interested in creative arts. A marketplace, meeting place and learning place where users will feel comfortable. It is where users can sell their work, and users can buy calendars, canvases, cards, t-shirts, tickets and frame-prints.

21 - Friday Photo School

Photography is incomplete without learning and getting directions from some of the experienced and expert photographers. Online photography TV for those who are looking for video tutorials and lessons. It's a 24-hour channel for photography lovers.

22 - Kodak

Kodak products and services also covers lots of photography-related information, tips, and forums. It also has photo galleries where users can upload their photos and share them with the world.

23 - Basic Digital Photography

Are you new to digital photography and have no idea whatsoever about selecting a camera and clueless on your first step in the field of photography? This Website offers you a step-by-step tutorial to guide you about the world of digital photography and selecting the camera that best suits you.

24 - Photo.Net

This site is the perfect blend of education, art, and community with information about all major camera brands and informative articles about everything from aerial, street and wedding photography as well as interactive user forums and galleries. There are free and paid subscriptions that enable users to create accounts and upload portfolios as well as request critiques from fellow members.

25 - Professional photography magazine

Serving the emerging photographer for more than 100 years. This website covers topics that are faced by amateur and professional photographers to help them pursue their photography career.

26 - Photography Tutorials

All about learning every aspect of photography. Tutorials and articles that cover most aspects of photography, including aperture, exposure settings, post processing, film photography and much more.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I photographed this Interior and exterior using 5 exposures, all bracketed on a tripod, exposures were +1, +2, N, -1, - 2 for each view. I blended the images together from layers in PS3. For anyone with a quick turnaround this is the way to go. Supplemental lighting was minimal so I was able to complete this all by myself. The Interior images were a mixture of tungsten and daylight WB settings. Click on any image to see the complete assignment....

©2012 David Zanzinger, all rights reserved. Federal copyright law prohibits unauthorized reproduction by any means and imposes fines for violation. Call 310-980-5156 for assignments, licensing and more information. Thank you very much. david@zanzinger.com

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Washington D.C. Cherry Blossoms

In 1912, an incredible gift of 3,000 cherry blossom trees was bestowed on Washington, DC by Tokyo, Japan.
Washington, DC’s famed cherry trees grow in three park locations: around the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the grounds of the Washington Monument.
George Mason Memorial, located near the National Mall in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA, 
Washington Monument, Spring, Cherry Blossom trees,  District of Columbia, Tidal Basin

             Jefferson Memorial, Spring, Cherry Blossom trees,  District of Columbia, Tidal Basin
      Spring, Cherry Blossom trees,  District of Columbia, Tidal Basin
 U. S. Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, District of Columbia, USA,  Capital of the United States

©2012 David Zanzinger, all rights reserved. Federal copyright law prohibits unauthorized reproduction by any means and imposes fines for violation. Call 310-980-5156 for assignments, licensing and more information. Thank you very much. david@zanzinger.com

Sunday, March 18, 2012


DESIGNSENSE your home design blog!: DESIGNING YOUR LOFT SPACE: Loft homes are hubs of artists, professionals and even urban families. They offer a wonderful refuge with liberal b...

 Lofts are generally spacious with minimal obstructions in the layout so the furniture pieces to be used should contribute to the openness of the space. They should be in neutral colors to blend with the rustic charm of the interiors or they can create an explosion of colors, surprising the bare white walls and ceiling. Furniture pieces can serve as area dividers for separating interior spaces. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Learn How to Light.

Lighting 101
Intimidated by the idea of off-camera lighting?

Don't be.

We are pretty much starting from scratch, so no worries. The first posts will be about what kind of gear you will need to do the minimalist strobe thing.

When we are done having our way with your wallet (remembering that light gives you far more bang-for-the-buck than does fast glass or the latest digital camera or 300/2.8) we'll move into basic technique. And after that, we'll keep it going with periodical essays and ideas on how to improve (or refresh) your lighting ability.

When you've worked your way through the basics of designing your light kit and learning how to use it, make a point to browse some of the examples in the "On Assignment" section. Those will be updated constantly, too. So keep checking back.

You will likely have some questions along the way. Sadly, it is not possible for me to take the time to personally answer all of the one-to-one lighting questions that pop up. So try to resist asking them in the comments section. The only people reading this behind you are the people who are, well, behind you.

You will find the one-to-one knowledge bank you seek in the Strobist Group on Flickr. There, you can ask away and get the diversity of response that you need. These are the lighting grad students, so to speak. They know this stuff, and are very enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge.

But please do your part and be considerate enough to search the Flickr group threads for relevant keywords in your question first. You are probably not the first person to ask. Or the tenth. Just sayin'.

Most of all, remember to have fun and learn to make some cool light.

For a very nice head start into Lighting 101, take a couple of minutes to watch this informative little slide show.

It is by Paul Duncan, whose site you can see here

Learn How to Light.

Lighting 101 Series
(If you start with the first one, they are linked in order to each successive lesson.)

Two Things Your Flash Needs to Have
Traveling Light
Light Stands
Super Clamps
Ball Bungees
Umbrella Stand Adapters
Synching: PC Cords and Pocket Wizards
Building a Pro PC Cord, Pt. 1
Building a Pro PC Cord, Pt. 2
Soft Light: Umbrellas
Soft Light - Wall/Ceiling Bouncing
Bare-Tube Style Lighting
Hard Light - It's Better Than You Think
Balancing Flash Intensity With Ambient, Pt 1
Balancing Flash Intensity With Ambient, Pt 2
Using Gels to Balance Light Color
Cereal Box Snoots and GoBo's
Textural Lighting for Detail Shots
Cross Lighting
Back Light as Main Light
Headshot in a Corner
Lighting for Glasses
Long-Throw Hard Light
Reverse Engineering Other Shooters' Light
Know The Flash
See The Flash
Be The Flash
Don't Let Good Light Ruin a Photo
Keep a Lighting File

Monday, January 30, 2012

Networks you need to build a presence

The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet

 By Ethan Bloch on Jan 23, 2012  

One in three small businesses are using social media and, as this number grows, a social media presence has become something that customers have come to expect.  But for businesses that have yet to dive in to the social media arena, it can be a little bit overwhelming. How do you know which networks you need to build a presence on and how do they work? A handy-dandy cheat sheet (a.k.a. infographic) showing the ins and outs of the social media ecosystem has become all the rage.