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Two Calabria Photo Tours Open for Registration!
Two Calabria Photo Tours Open for Registration!
Registeraion opens on February 15 for two photo tours in the Calabria region of Italy.  Calabria is in the southern most part of Italy, "the toe of the boot." I first traveled to this region in 2018 and I immediately fell in love with the landscapes, medieval villages, olive groves,...
Out of Chicago LIVE! 2024 February 9-11
Out of Chicago LIVE! 2024 February 9-11
3 Day Event and 5 FREE Pre-Event Webinars! Hi, everyone,  Some of the best-run, highest quality photo events I've ever been involved with have been done by the Out of Chicago team.  The upcoming 3-day paid weekend event, Out of Chicago LIVE! is amazing! But did you know there are...
Macro Control: Getting Close with the iPhone 15 Pro Max
Macro Control: Getting Close with the iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple introduced Macro Control with the iPhone 13 and it’s improved each year since. It's convenient to be able to go from photographing landscapes or portraits to making macros with the touch of a button. No changing lenses like we do with a big camera and no need for an accessory lens...
Part 2: Black & White Photographers from Whom We Can Learn
Editors Note: This blog post is Part 2 of a two part series.  In Part 1, Exploring the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Films: A Watch List for Contemporary Black and White Photographers, I suggested Classic black and white films as a source of inspiration and influence for...
On Calabria's Ionian Coast, Paulo Pignataro Leads a Double Life!
On Calabria's Ionian Coast, Paulo Pignataro Leads a Double Life!
Paulo Pignataro in the Calabria region of Italy leads a double life. In one life he is the new mayor of the medieval village of Terravecchia, in the Calabria region of Italy, and his mission is to breathe new life into the historic community. In his other life, the one that has been his...
Accessories for iPhone Infrared Photography
Accessories for iPhone Infrared Photography
iPhone 15 Pro Max, Moment Filter Mount, 720nm IR Filter Since starting to make iPhone infrared photos about three years ago, I’ve gotten lots of questions about the best accessories for attaching an IR filter to the iPhone. Over the years we’ve tried many different methods and...
Black Friday Discounts on My Favorite Tools
Black Friday Discounts on My Favorite Tools
When I like a product, I use it, teach about it, and share it. For some I’m an affiliate representative, which means if I share a product and you make a purchase, I earn a small commission. Know that I only rep the products I love and use daily! This being that time of year, many of the...
A Dozen Reasons Why Your iPhone Could Be Your Main Camera!
A Dozen Reasons Why Your iPhone Could Be Your Main Camera!
iPhone 15 Pro Max, Portrait Mode   In the 13 years I've been photographing with the iPhone I've gotten use to comments like these. Did you make a version of this photo with your real camera, too? Do you have a real camera, too? Oh, so that's just an iPhone...
Part 1. Exploring the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Films: A Watch List for Contemporary Black and White Photographers
Part 1. Exploring the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Films: A Watch List for Contemporary Black and White Photographers
As a photograher who got his start in photojournalism in the 1970s, black and white photography is the medium upon which I cut my photography teeth. Black and white photography was my first love and maybe that's why I appreciate it so much today. But what is it about black and white photographs...
Infrared Camera Conversion - September 4, 2023
Infrared Camera Conversion - September 4, 2023
Infrared Camera Conversion Years ago in college, I fell in love with the surreal look of infrared photography. Infrared was a way to transform a common scene into a magical and fantastical alternate reality where blue skies turned black, green leaves and grass turned white, and clouds...
Lush Landscapes of The Palouse
Lush Landscapes of The Palouse
Returning to The Palouse last month was especially sweet since it was the first trip there since the spring of 2019 and after postponing workshops in 2020 and 2021.  Traveling to photograph in different parts of the world is always an adventure, but few places I've photographed inspire and...
Create Long Exposure Images with Live Mode in the Native Camera While Handholding Your iPhone
Create Long Exposure Images with Live Mode in the Native Camera While Handholding Your iPhone
Until recently making long exposures of moving water like the ones in this blog could only be done with a "big" camera, a tripod, and often, a neutral density filter to limit the light during a long exposure. No more! All of the images on this page were made handholding various iPhones and using...
Are You Inadvertently Degrading Your iPhone Images?
Are You Inadvertently Degrading Your iPhone Images?
To say the iPhone has come a long way since my first iPhone 4 in 2010, is a colossal understatement! Today's iPhone cameras produce a 12mp image (or more when we shoot RAW or create panoramas), can make long exposures without a tripod or neutral density filter, and can achieve a shallow depth...
Steve Koppel's Images and Philosophy an Inspiration to Photographers, Others
Steve Koppel's Images and Philosophy an Inspiration to Photographers, Others
Daydream, © Steven Koppel Photographer, Steven Koppel, lives on the Brewster Flats on Cape Cod, one of the most beautiful places on the Cape and, some would argue, in the world. Steve's images make a strong case for the latter! Steve has combined his passion for photography with his love...

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