Thursday, August 31, 2017

Reed's photography on display at Meier Camera - Midland Daily News

The photography of Laurie Reed is on display through September at Meier Camera Shop, 140 Ashman St. in downtown Midland. Reed is a Canadian-born educator and nature photographer who has taught physics, astronomy and meteorology at Saginaw ...



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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

How to fake realistic background blur in Photoshop in 3 simple steps

Shooting with 200mm f/2, 135mm f/1.8 and 105mm f/1.4 lenses is the dream of many portrait photographers. But such lenses are not inexpensive. We may only have a kit zoom that will never give us the look we really want. But, there are other options. Stop down for sharpness, then simulate that shallow depth of […]

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Small Michigan museum holds massive collection of Edward Curtis' Native American photography - PBS NewsHour

She managed to convince the library board to pay $3,000 — roughly $80,000 today — to purchase 20 volumes from photographer Edward S. Curtis, who was largely unknown at the time. The small town library joined a handful of other subscribers, mostly ...



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Photography, sculptures on display at Northwind Arts Center - Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Northwind Arts Center will feature Harry von Stark's photography and Karsten Boysen's sculptures during the month of September. The exhibit, “Floating Steel/Flying Sparks,” opens at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 701 Water St. and will ...



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Film reversal: How to turn a black-and-white negative into a direct positive

If you need a fun film photography experiment to try out this week/weekend, how about giving black-and-white film reversal a shot? The folks at Branco Ottico decided to give this process a shot—turning multiple black-and-white negatives into rich, direct positive transparencies... just because.

Branco Ottico's Davide Rossi detailed the whole process in a dual-language blog post and the video above. But if your first question is less "how" and more "why," he covers that as well:

Why reverse a black and white film to get a positive one?

Because it is the way to create a direct positve original by the extraordinary richness of detail, because it is unique and made alive by light, because you can make a backlight reveal the shape of an object.

It’s really a very detailed photograph, with fascinating nuances and deep densities, they take your eyes wondering marvelous.

Rossi promises that these direct positive transparencies look "alive" in a way that an inverted scan on a computer screen simply can't. "This is what I see when I shed my eyes in front of a slide created by a big 20x25cm camera," he writes. "Faces that live their own light with such a detailed skin roughness to make you smile because it does not even look alive with the your own eyes."

Rossi was kind enough to share some behind the scenes and final images with us. Check them out for yourself in the galleries below:

Mind you, the process is no walk in the park. Even if you purchase a dedicated black-and-white film reversal kit online, each different film requires a different approach—then again, isn't that what makes this an experiment worthy of the name?

For Rossi, it took 4 days of trial and error to figure out an easy-to-reproduce three-step process that he will soon publish as a followup to this video.

If you want to give the experiment a shot for yourself, check out the video and blog post for yourself, stock your homebrew darkroom, and give it a go this weekend. If you want a bit more guidance, keep an eye on the Branco Ottico site for a detailed breakdown of Rossi's three-step process.

All photos by Davide Rossi/Branco Ottico and used with permission.



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Vienna Arts Society Photography Show Focuses on 'Human Condition' - McLean Connection

“We have a show every August and a photography competition, but this year there so much going on and so many emotions in communities. We want the photographers to be able to pick out whatever they want, a building or asking questions like who lives in ...

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Photography classes by Bob Stephenson to be featured at FG Art Guild - Crossville Chronicle

It is the perfect time of the year to be outside, and photography is a great outdoor activity! But would you like to improve the quality of your picture-taking? Do you want to know more about your camera and how to use it to its optimum? Taking great ...



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Black & white film reversal process – how to turn your negatives into film positives

I think in photography the experiment set fire to the passion. There are endless ways to deepen the photographic knowledge, the surprise that can result on an experimental event, is electrifying! In my experiment program I had on the list to deepen my rudimentary attempts to reverse every type and format of black and white […]

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I think in photography the experiment set fire to the passion. There are endless ways to deepen the photographic knowledge, the surprise that can result on an experimental event, is electrifying! In my experiment program I had on the list to deepen my rudimentary attempts to reverse every type and format of black and white […]

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How to Edit Color For Consistency and Create Your Own Style

An important part of developing your own editing style is the way that you color grade your images. Photographer Sean Tucker explains his approach in this 15-minute video, showing how he uses edits his photos while adhering to a consistent color palette.

Tucker says that creating a consistent look and feel to your images helps tie your portfolio together, making it clear that you have control over your photography.

“It means that someone can trust that if they put an image in front of you or a style they want, that you are capable of nailing that on a consistent basis,” he explains.

Tucker runs through some examples from cinematography, showing how a color palette is not just about what colors are used, but also about colors that are removed or dampened. Though cinema is probably more stylized that what you want to achieve with your photo editing, it is a good example of how grading can create a certain look or feel.

Examples of color palettes used in cinema

From 7:20, Tucker shows how he uses HSL sliders and some other minor edits to bring together 4 images that have different colors and tones out of the camera. He uses his preferred mobile editor, Darkroom, but the knowledge can be applied to any program that allows editing of colors.

4 images with different colors and tones, before editing The same images after color edits have been applied to bring some consistency

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Panasonic issues promised GH5 firmware update with a host of unexpected extras

Panasonic has revealed the full extent of its planned feature-boosting firmware update. In addition to the enhancements announced at the camera's launch, it will also add a range of extra features and performance improvements not previously expected. The update is free and will be available at 'the end of September.'

The firmware update gives access to the full range of features set out at the camera's launch as well as making some changes in response to user feedback.

As originally promised, the update adds the following features:

  • 400Mbps All-I compression options in 4K (200Mbps in 1080)*
  • Higher resolution 4:3 video capture for shooting with anamorphic lenses
  • Hybrid Log Gamma shooting mode (HDR TV-ready Log shooting)

Further to these, the company has also added these features:

  • More responsive autofocus, especially in 24p video shooting
  • USB-based tethered shooting option with free Mac/Win software
  • Additional Stabilization mode steadier hand-held video
  • Improvements to 6K and 4K Photo modes*
  • Additional wireless function
  • Bug fixes and minor feature tweaks

The features marked * are the first time a manufacturer has recommended the use of V60 and V90 speed class cards, as their testing suggests even the fastest U3 cards can result in pauses and dropped recording.

We got our hands on an early version of the firmware, and we've updated our full GH5 review with an in-depth look at all of the changes.

For more details about these changes, see our breakdown of the f/w V2.0 features

Press Release

GH5 Firmware Update Version 2.0

Exceptional New Enhancements, Performance and Functionality

Newark, NJ (August 30, 2017) Panasonic today announced the new firmware update Verion.2.0 for DC-GH5 to further enhance its performance. Many enhancements were previously planned but additional modifications were suggested by end users that specialize in both photography and cinematography. This updates is an exceptional upgrade in camera performance to satisfy professional GH5 users.

The new firmware includes following upgrades:

1. Compatibility with "LUMIX Tether" PC software

This new firmware enables GH5 tethered shooting via USB, using “LUMIX Tether” PC software. Users can control the camera by connecting it to a PC via USB. It lets you view the image on a large PC screen while shooting, which is helpful in commercial photoshoots of portraits, products and so on, where continuous confirmation is required. You can use [6K PHOTO] [4K PHOTO] and start and stop video recording with the tethered shooting. It is also possible to choose the folder to save the image files in the PC.

2. Improved auto focus performance

-Auto focus performance for subjects with low contrast in photo shooting is improved.

-Tracking auto focus performance in video recording is improved.

-The customized AF area can be continuously displayed in [Multi AF] and [Custom Multi AF] during live-view.

-The AF area in [Multi AF] can be moved to the other edge (side, top or bottom) when it reaches one edge.

-The start point of AF lock can be set on the live view screen in advance in [AF Tracking].

-The AF area can be moved while the shutter button is half-pressed or while recording in [Burst Mode], [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO].

3. Improved performance in [6K PHOTO] and [4K PHOTO]

-The waiting time to start the next burst shooting sequence after [6K Burst] and [4K Burst] is shortened to less than half the time.

-[Loop Rec] is available in [6K PHOTO]

•Use of Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90 is recommended for [Loop Rec] of [6K PHOTO].

4. An additional ALL-Intra Video Recording mode

-4:2:2,10-bit ALL-Intra video recording mode is added to 4K/FHD video recording.

•Use of SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 60 or higher is recommended for 4K ALL-Intra video recording. Operation is confirmed with Panasonic SD Memory Card with Video Speed Class 90.  

New 4:2:2,10-bit ALL-Intra Recording Mode

Item

System Frequency

Size

Frame Rate

Bit Rate

YUV/bit

Image Compression

C4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

4096x2160

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/30p

3840x2160

29.97p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

3840x2160

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/60p

1920x1080

59.94p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/30p

1920x1080

29.97p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/24p

1920x1080

23.98p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/25p

50.00Hz

(PAL)

3840x2160

25.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/50p

1920x1080

50.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/25p

1920x1080

25.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

C4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

4096x2160

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/ALL-I/400M/24p

3840x2160

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

FHD/ALL-I/200M/24p

1920x1080

24.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

5. 4K HDR video recording

-[HLG] (Hybrid Log Gamma) is added to [Photo Style]. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a mode to reproduce both the brightest and darkest part in an image, making it look just as human eyes see. The camera records video with a designated gamma curve compatible with ITU-R BT.2100, and you can now choose Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) in [Photo Style].

-A low-bit-rate recording mode 4K HEVC for HLG was added. This enables playback on AV equipment compatible with the HEVC compression format, such as Panasonic 4K HDR TVs.

6.Enhancement of the Anamorphic video recording mode

-High-Resolution Anamorphic mode, which enables video recording in 18-mega effective pixels, is added. *Recorded in HEVC

New High-Resolution Anamorphic Mode

*1 "High Resolution Anamorphic Mode" records motion picture with an aspect ratio suited for an anamorphic lens,4:3. The effective picture size for this mode is equivalent to the number of pixels produced by 6K (approx. 6,000 (horizontal) x 3,000 (vertical)) images (approx. 18 megapixels).

Item

System Frequency

Size

Frame Rate

Bit Rate

YUV/bit

Image Compression

6K/A/200M/30p*2

59.94Hz

(NTSC)

4992x3744

29.97p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

6K/A/200M/24p*2

4992x3744

23.98p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/30p

3328x2496

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

4K/A/400M/24p

3328x2496

23.98p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

6K/A/200M/25p*2

50.00Hz

(PAL)

4992x3744

25.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/25p

3328x2496

25.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

ALL-Intra

6K/A/200M/24p*2

24.00Hz

(CINEMA)

4992x3744

24.00p

200 Mbps

4:2:0/10 bit

Long GOP

4K/A/400M/24p

3328x2496

24.00p

400 Mbps

4:2:2/10 bit

All-Intra

*2 High resolution Anamorphic mode

-[Anamorphic Desqueeze Display] was added, which lets you view an enlarged image in Cinescope size while recording with 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.

-[Video Guide Line] is added to display the image in a variety of aspects, such as 2.39:1, 2.35:1, 16:9, and 1:1 while recording video. This can be used not only in Anamorphic mode but also in other video recording modes.

7.Enhancement of Body I.S. (Image Stabilizer)

-[I.S. Lock(video)] is added. This powerfully compensates for handshake when the viewing angle is fixed.

-A new handshake correction mode is added, which provides optimum correction when using 2.0x and 1.33x Anamorphic lens.

8.Correction of white balance setting

-When the K (Kelvin) value was changed after adjusting the color temperature with 2-axis white balance compensation, the setting was reset. This bug has been fixed.

9.Improved usability of Time Lapse Shot

-The time to finish shooting and the number of recordable pictures are displayed on the stand-by screen.

10.Improved usability of Power Save LVF

-Power Save LVF can now be used during all stand-by display options.

11.Wireless functions

-The Bluetooth Remote Control function can be used with Image App, which will also be updated at the same timing with the GH5 firmware release.

-If the camera has not completed image transmission when it is turned off, it restarts transmission when it is turned on with the [Auto Transfer] function.

12.Other improvements

-A rating function using a Fn button is available in Playback Zoom and Multi Playback.

-The following functions can be assigned to Fn buttons - [Constant Preview] [6K/4K PHOTO Bulk Saving] [Min. Shtr Speed] [RAW Processing] [Rec/Playback Switch] [Destination Slot] and [Mic Level Adj.].

-The DISP.Button can be locked.

-In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was not able to be reset. This bug has been fixed.

-In Relay Rec, there were cases where the video file number was reset after formatting the SD Memory Card. This bug has been fixed.

-In Backup Rec, there were cases where the file number was not reset even after applying resetting. This bug has been fixed.

-The image quality when applying the following settings is improved: Extended low ISO, [i.Dynamic] (Intelligent D-range Control) and Highlight Shadow.

The new DC-GH5 firmware Version 2.0 is scheduled to be released at the end of September 2017 at the following LUMIX Customer Support website.

LUMIX DC-GH5 Firmware Ver.2.0

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  • "6K PHOTO" is a high-speed burst shooting function that cuts a still image out of a 4:3 or 3:2 video footage with 18-megapixel (approx. 6000 x 3000 effective pixel count) that the 6K image manages.
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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The first fully analogue Instax camera is coming but it’s not made by Fuji

Thanks to companies like Fujifilm and Impossible, instant photos are well and truly back, and they’re here to stay. While the Polaroid concept has always been quite popular, Fuji’s range of Instax cameras & films have proven to be extremely successful. Many photographers I know have one. For behind the scenes snaps, or just fun […]

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Thanks to companies like Fujifilm and Impossible, instant photos are well and truly back, and they’re here to stay. While the Polaroid concept has always been quite popular, Fuji’s range of Instax cameras & films have proven to be extremely successful. Many photographers I know have one. For behind the scenes snaps, or just fun […]

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Moment Lens Version 2 review: This full lens suite brings DSLR photography to the iPhone 7 - Macworld

The quality of photography made possible with an iPhone has significantly grown in quality over the past few years. But there's always room for improvement. Enter Moment's latest system of high quality photographic lenses. After a month of using them ...



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Ten Predictions for the Future of Photography - Fstoppers

It's always exciting to think what will be the next big thing in photography. What new piece of gear will hit the others out of the park and change the game. The argument can be made that the technological advances in sensors have made it harder for ...



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Massive 'plastic monster' art installation engulfs museum visitors

Some artists prefer to work with top-of-the-line elements, but Taiwanese artist Shih Chieh Huang can do wonders with a ubiquitous dollar store material like painter’s plastic. The artist just unveiled a massive “plastic monster” that wraps around the Worcester Art Museum‘s Roman Renaissance Court, engulfing visitors in an inflated labyrinth of human-like entrails.

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The volumnous art installation is entirely made out of a simple roll of painter’s plastic. Using a box fan, Huang breathes life to the pneumatic sculpture, which has a distinctive likeness similar to that of human intestines, “When you see the air trying to squeeze through, it makes you think of the lower intestine,” Huang told Hyper Allergic. “It’s almost like there’s food in there and it’s trying to get it out through the ends.”

Related: PlasticWaste Labyrinth is a stunning look inside our plastic waste problem

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Photograph by Christopher Snow Hopkins for Hyperallergic

The installation is the latest piece in Huang’s “Organic Concept,” series where he brings uses a variety of cheap materials to create life-like sculptures. In addition to the inflated sculpture, the artist’s bioluminescent kinetic sculptures are also on display in the museum. Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang is a series of glowing marine cyborgs that Huang has created using Tupperware, LED automotive headlights, polyethylene terephthalate bottles, and various everyday materials.

The exhibition will be on display at the Worcester Art Museum through November 12.

+ Shih Chieh Huang

+ Worcester Art Museum

Via Hyper Allergic

Photography by Kim Noonan via Worcester Art Museum

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Here are 10 business ideas from inspiring young entrepreneurs pitching products in a parking lot

Chirag VedullapalliChirag Vedullapalli, 16, helped to organize the Seattle Children’s Business Fair at the Crossroads Bellevue Farmers Market on Tuesday. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

A weekly farmers market at the Crossroads shopping center in Bellevue, Wash., attracted a bunch of extra vendors on Tuesday as several dozen young entrepreneurs showcased their offerings at a children’s business fair.

Squeezed in among the usual booths featuring fruits and vegetables, snow cones and wood fired pizza were kids ages 5 to 18 selling everything from pet supplies and jewelry to paintings, photographs, beauty products, toys and more merchandise they crafted themselves. Some of the booths simply offered games as an attraction and others peddled services such as dog walking.

The fair has been put on in numerous cities across the country and is the creation of Acton, which runs Academy schools and an MBA program. Chirag Vedullapalli, a 16-year-old junior at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Wash., helped to organize the Crossroads version through an organization he founded called Creative Children for Charity.

On Tuesday, Vedullapalli and a number of teen volunteers worked the parking lot full of tents where the fair was set up. While he has his own appreciation for nonprofit work, Vedullapalli said lots of kids just want to start a business and “make a lot of money.”

“I’m so excited for this event,” said Vedullapalli, whose entrepreneurial parents run a company called Meylah, which helps small businesses get online. “It’s a really cool opportunity and platform for kids, to take their hobbies and interests and see if it’s a viable business idea.”

Matt Williams, the founder and CEO of Pro.com, who was previously CEO at Digg and a manager at Amazon, knows a thing or two about running a business. So, his three kids were all taking part in the fair.

“All of the kids have created their own little businesses in the past, trying to sell different things,” Williams said. “I was a kid entrepreneur at age 6, 7 and 8, creating businesses in our home. I created a bank, except my bank didn’t pay you interest, it charged you interest for holding your money. Different kind of bank!

Williams said it was especially fun to see each of his kids create profit and loss statements by adding what they spent on materials and what they would have to sell into spreadsheets.

The fair, which was also a competition, was running all afternoon on Tuesday and would feature awards at the end of the day, including best pitch, best product, best booth presentation and a people’s choice award — voted on by customers who shopped the fair.

Check out a sampling of some of the kids GeekWire met and the businesses we heard about:

Kid business fairRaj and Veer Khandpur. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Raj and Veer Khandpur, 7-year-old twin brothers, were selling small boxes of candy made to look like sushi. They had sashimi candy and spider rolls alongside California and Philly rolls, which were both popular items on Tuesday.

“We love candy and we love sushi, so we combined them to make candy sushi,” Raj. said

Kid business fairAurora Evanoff. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Aurora Evanoff, 11, a sixth grader at Islander Middle School on Mercer Island, was running Aurora’s Pet Shop, where she was selling handmade cat and dog toys and treats as well as monogrammed food and water bowls.

“My pet shop only sells reusable, recyclable or compostable items and they are meant to keep your pet happy and healthy for a long time,” said Aurora, who was giving 10 percent of her proceeds to the Humane Society of Seattle. “All of them are pet tested and pet approved.”

She should know — she has a cat, dog, fish and soon a parakeet at home. Ten percent of proceeds were going to the Humane Society of Seattle.

Kid business fairSabina Gozez. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Sabina Gomez is a 14-year-old home-schooled ninth grader from Mount Vernon, Wash., and she stood before a table of skin care products

“They’re made from all-organic food-grade material, which is really nice, because the things I use are coconut oil, bees wax and cocoa butter and the cool thing is those things helps protect your skin, improve skin tone and elasticity. They also help with the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal thing.”

She was offering four scents in small tins for $8 each: Cocoa, Relax & Dream, Rosemary & Peppermint, and Lavendar.

Kid business fairIsaac Hsu. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Isaac Hsu is a sixth grader at Rose Hill Middle School in Redmond, Wash. At 11 years old, he says he’s been an artist for about a year, and he was offering his work under the name Panda.

His spray paint and stencil designs featured, among other things, panda bears (his favorite), the Space Needle, an octopus and more.

Kid business fairCassia Williams. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Cassia Williams, 12, is a seventh grader at Lakeside School in Seattle and got into photography when she was about 9-years-old and has been taking pictures ever since. She takes most of her photos on a Canon Rebel T5, and on Tuesday she stood among images large and small featuring everything from sunsets and Seattle’s waterfront to the Space Needle and close-ups of flowers.

Last week she traveled to Oregon to see the solar eclipse, and she had dramatic photos to prove it.

“I took one of them when it was in totality and the other one I took with a filter that my dad made out of a piece of cardboard and sock,” Cassia said.

Kid business fairMareya Williams. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Mareya Williams is 6 years old and headed to first grade.

“I make bird treat cookies and slime and treasure hunt in a jar,” said the multi-faceted entrepreneur, who’d clearly made the most use of a bag of bird seed among those participating in the event.

Kid business fairKellan Williams. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Kellan Williams, 9, was selling guesses. He had jars full of candy and participants were welcome to try to put a number on jelly beans for a chance to win the jar — or a giant stuffed bear. Everyone who played was also allowed to spin a wheel which offered consolation prizes, such as a bottle of water, which was not a bad deal on a hot day in the middle of a parking lot.

“It’s really fun and I get to have money,” Kellan said about why he liked running his own business.

Kid business fairSwaraag Sistla, Swadesh Sistla, Ishan Vig. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Swaraag Sistla, 9, and his brother Swadesh Sistla, 12, go to Open Window School in Bellevue and Ishan Vig, 14, attends Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash. The three boys were decked out in white shirts and red bow ties to attract customers to their booth with a good cause.

“We’re taking products made by impoverished women living in Guatemala and selling them in the U.S.,” Swadesh said, pointing to water bottle holders and coin purses knitted together using pull tabs off of aluminum cans. “All of the proceeds are going to Seattle Children’s Hospital. So, we’re both helping the locals in Seattle and we’re helping the people in Guatemala who made these.”

Swadesh, who was very well versed in the efforts being made by Seattle Children’s to combat pediatric cancer, said, “We thought we were supporting the right causes” and added that their brand of social entrepreneurish went beyond making pocket money, as they were also accepting any and all donations for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Swaraag said that being a young entrepreneur “was a good start to build a foundation upon for years to come.”

Kid business fairDarbi West. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Darbi West, an 11-year-old sixth grader, traveled from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to take part in the fair. Dressed in a white lab coat, Darbi was selling organic lip balm that she said keeps lips healthy and hydrated all day.

“I use hemp oil, shea butter and bees wax and then essential oils,” Darbi said, adding that the peppermint flavor was selling best and that she has plans to make lotion.

She gets her ingredients off Amazon — a company that she said she’d like her business to be as big as someday.

Kid business fairIzzie Fatland and Claire King. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Business partners Izzie Fatland and Claire King are both 12-year-old seventh graders at Tyee Middle School in Bellevue and they run Eclecticism Squared. They were selling jewelry, stationery, heating pads and decorative scrolls.

“It’s fun to have somebody to work together with and share ideas with and figure out the best way to do things,” Claire said. “And we can help each other if we get stressed out and we don’t have enough time to finish.”



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Atlantic City, Pleasantville youth graduate photography - Shore News Today

Two of Pearson's sons, Dominique Drake and Jamarion Jones, were part of the Coalition for a Safe Community's photography program, a seven-week class for Atlantic City and Pleasantville youth where they could learn about and focus on photography.



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Suncoast Professional Photography focuses on the business world - Bradenton Herald

Soon, she joined Suncoast Professional Photography, which focuses on photography for businesses, everything from a product to food to a facility, as well as services or staff members. The company recently was named a finalist in the Manatee Chamber of ...



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Burberry to Launch "Here We Are" Photography Exhibition - Hollywood Reporter

Burberry is introducing a new photography exhibition, titled "Here We Are," that will open during London Fashion Week. The exhibition, which explores "the British way of life and character," will be displayed over three floors at the fashion house's ...
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Registration opens Wednesday for free guided photography workshop - Twin Falls Times-News

TWIN FALLS — You'll want to register as soon as possible for this popular photography workshop that takes participants into City of Rocks National Reserve and Castle Rocks State Park. Fall Photography Workshop and Safari is free and open to both ...



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HiOptic Photography's Great American Eclipse - Astronomy Magazine

At 1:27pm, a totality lasting 2 minutes 39.5 seconds began, and HiOptic Photography was there to catch it. Below, you can view the final video compilation of the results, which combined a full frame DSLR camera with a vehicle-mounted mast to capture ...



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Notting Hill carnival – sensational street photography - The Guardian

... tragedy and the recent terrorist attacks Londoners have experienced. As a result, people were even more determined to exude positivity and togetherness. This is an essential part of carnival's character, and something I hope my street photography ...

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'Women in Photography' explores diverse possibilities of familiar medium - Seattle Times

Janet Neuhauser's 30-minute pinhole exposure, “Road 2470: Olympic National Forest,” is part of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art's “Women in Photography” show. (Courtesy of Janet Neuhauser and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art) (See caption for credit).



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Shacklett's Photography Turns 80 - Celebration on Friday and Saturday - Wgnsradio

On a July day in 1935, Richard Claude Shacklett walked into Leo Ferrell's Photography shop and asked if there was anything he could do. Mr. Ferrell offered him a job processing roll film. Sometime between 1936 and 37, at the age of 16, Shacklett became ...



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Lomo’Instant Square: The First Analog Instant Cam for Instax Square Film

Lomography has just announced the Lomo’Instant Square, the world’s first fully analog instant camera that shoots Instax Square film. Fuji’s SQ10 square format camera is a hybrid camera that mixes film and digital.

The camera has a compact foldable design that uses bellows, paying tribute to some of the popular cameras that were used in the history of photography. It features a 95mm glass lens (45mm equivalent in 35mm terms) that’s paired with a zone focusing system for easy focusing.

There’s also an advanced automatic mode that handles settings ranging from shutter speed (which does 8s to 1/250 in auto mode) and flash output.

Other features include unlimited multiple exposures, two apertures (f/10 and f/22), exposure compensation (+1/-1), a bulb mode for long exposure photos, motorized film ejection, a built-in flash with a guide number of 9 (m), a tripod mount, a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m (~2.62ft), a 10s self timer, an infrared remote control, and a self timer.

Here are some sample photos shot using the Lomo’Instant Square:

Lomography has launched this camera through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, which has already blown past the $100,000 goal. The Lomo’Instant Square will come in 5 flavors: black, white, brown leather, red leather, and a colorful look that’s exclusive to Kickstarter backers. There will be a $199 price tag hanging on these cameras when they hit store shelves, but Kickstarter backers can snag one for as little as $129.



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Atlantic City, Pleasantville youth graduate photography program to capture community - Press of Atlantic City

Daryl Cochran's flowers displayed at the 4th Coalition for a Safe Community Summer Photography Graduation inside the NoyesArts Garage of Stockton University in Atlantic City on Friday. August 25, 2017 (Craig Matthews / Staff Photographer).



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Ryan Longnecker on Creating Meaningful Stock Photography - PDN Online

“For me, the hope is always that my work will lead people toward wanting to take care of each other and the planet more,” says outdoor and travel photographer Ryan Longnecker. The Los Angles-based shooter spends much of his time traveling to capture ...



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10 Tours to Turn Travelers Into Photographers - New York Times

An increasing number of travel companies and hotels today offer learning excursions and tours aimed at aspiring photographers, spanning a few hours to a few weeks. Janine Yu, an adviser at the New York City-based travel company Indagare, said that ...



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Canon finally unleashes 85mm f/1.4L IS, EOS M100 mirrorless, and three new tilt-shift macro lenses

A bunch of new gear announcements from Canon today. First up, the EOS M100 mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized 24.2MP sensor and EF-M lens mount. There’s three new tilt shift macro lenses at 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. A new MT-26EX-RT twin macro flash is also being launched along with the new glass. But the biggest […]

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Canon finally unleashes 85mm f/1.4L IS, EOS M100 mirrorless, and three new tilt-shift macro lenses

A bunch of new gear announcements from Canon today. First up, the EOS M100 mirrorless camera with an APS-C sized 24.2MP sensor and EF-M lens mount. There’s three new tilt shift macro lenses at 50mm, 90mm and 135mm. A new MT-26EX-RT twin macro flash is also being launched along with the new glass. But the biggest […]

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Light glides softly inside this cylindrical modern church in the Czech Republic

A beautiful modern church that looks like a sculptural work of art has popped up in a Czech village. Brno-based studio Atelier Štěpán designed the Church of St Wenceslas that combines inspiration from the historic rotundas built in the 10th century with contemporary and minimalist styles. The church has become the new focal point for Sazovice, a village that had sought a new church since before World War II.

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Church of St Wenceslas by Atelier Stepan, Sazovice church, Church of St Wenceslas, contemporary church, rotunda modern, minimalist church design, bronze altar

The Church of St Wenceslas was carefully placed at the heart of Sazovice to “amplify the spiritual sense of the church.” Instead of a rectangular form, the architects opted for a simple cylinder that’s roughly the same size and proportions as the old rotunda at Prague’s famous St. Wenceslas Chapel. The newly built church in Sazovice also contains relics of the saint.

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The architects wrote: “My aim was to dematerialize the building. When you observe the volume, you feel the lightness made by design principle of tapering the walls into tiny lines. It’s like cutting a paper cylinder and exploring its possibilities. I created the windows by pushing and pulling the cuts and letting the light glide softly on the walls. The church invites us inside and provides a sense of quietness and peace. You can experience being alone with God if you want. The interior is very personal and it’s better to come and live it out.”

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Church of St Wenceslas by Atelier Stepan, Sazovice church, Church of St Wenceslas, contemporary church, rotunda modern, minimalist church design, bronze altar

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Unlike its richly decorated predecessors, the Church of St Wenceslas is deliberately minimalist in order to create a meditative environment. The white exterior is made of reinforced concrete covered in plaster while the interior features light colored timber pews, furnishings, and ceiling. The altar takes on a sculptural appearance with its shiny bronze shell crafted with an organic shape. A variety of window sizes and shapes punctuate the curved walls and roof to let in glimpses of the outdoors and natural light.

+ Atelier Štěpán

Photography by Jakub Skokan and Martin Tůma – BoysPlayNice

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Church of St Wenceslas by Atelier Stepan, Sazovice church, Church of St Wenceslas, contemporary church, rotunda modern, minimalist church design, bronze altar

Church of St Wenceslas by Atelier Stepan, Sazovice church, Church of St Wenceslas, contemporary church, rotunda modern, minimalist church design, bronze altar



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