Travel And Photos: Looking At Light

Few people, including myself, have the luxury of staying in each travel destination long enough to feel that there was nothing more to shoot. To compensate for the brief time spent in any one place, your photographic eye must be constantly scanning the environment for images that offer strong compositions, good lighting and that communicate–without words–the feeling of the culture. monasteryThere are basically two categories of pictures that I focus on for each location. The first is the establishing shot. This could be the skyline of Frankfurt, the Grand Canal in Venice or a wide-angle view of the Pushkar Fair in India. These kinds of pictures quickly identify a place and provide a segue into the rest of the pictures–either in a slide show or a magazine layout. The second category is the detail photography. This could be an intimate… Read on here...

Talking About Hyperspectral Imaging

Imaging remains a key focus of this site, and will be forever. While I’ll grant you that our original focus on photography alone was a solid one, recently, we have decided to expand what we write about here into more esoteric concerns, as well as those concerning personal health. But that does not take away, for sure, our original focus, which remains key to our heart. Today I’d like to look at Hyperspectral Imaging – an area that is seldom talked about in the photography community, but one that has a great number of scientific applications that not only help with business, but with society in general. To explain: hyperspectral imaging basically collects and processes data from across the electromagnetic spectrum in order to analyze a wide variety of things. All of this information is of course not available to… Read on here...

Turbo Storytelling – Writing For Lightning Quick Books!

What used to be considered a fast turnaround has become the norm for today’s writers. Here’s how they’re coping with writing in the lightning age. The definition for what constitutes an instant or “quickie” book has evolved with the advent of less-than-one-minute printers such as IBM’s InfoPrint 4000, services such as Ingram Book Group’s Lightning Print and e-books. As a result, what used to be considered a fast turnaround–four or five months–is now not considered “instant” at all. To Judith Regan, editor and publisher of Regan Books at HarperCollins, an instant book is simply a book with a quick turn-around. “Instant book only means that the process of producing it goes very fast,” she says. “Instant books are things that happen in a weekend, like Ken Starr’s book.” But typically, she concedes, most books with a quick production turnaround are… Read on here...

Paris Exhibit Brings Britain To The French

In a city that prides itself on decorum, it’s not every day that artists huddle around a television cheering a soccer match while guests at the opening of their exhibit in a fancy gallery sip champagne and politely ponder their work. The Chapmans get bizarre!The Chapmans get bizarre! But “Sex and the British,” running through July 15 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in the Marais, is not your average Paris exhibit. It’s the type of show that can touch a raw nerve in even the most unflappable Gaul. “It’s the first time this type of work has been shown in Paris,” claims Max Wigram, co-curator of the show with Norman Rosenthal, the director of London’s Royal Academy of Art. Certainly, the British artists in the show — including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Angus Fairhust, Sarah Lucas, Gilbert & George… Read on here...

Should You Be Worried About A Mole On Your Palm?

goodlookA palm is covered by skin and that makes it an ideal location for a mole to grow. If the mole is not painful and does not bleed when you do your chores, then there is no reason for concern. Hands are the dirtiest part of the body as they touch contaminated surfaces. You should make sure that you wash your hands with soap as often as possible. Hand sanitizers are available in pocket sizes; make sure to carry some with you and sanitize your hands often to prevent infection to the mole. If you are courageous enough, you can get rid of the mole at home. There are suitable creams in the market to remove moles; you will find dermatend reviews online to help you make an informed decision. A mole on the palm can get irritated when doing… Read on here...

Some Great Summer Workout Exercises

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Nikon’s Image System Is The Business

Nature photographer Bill Fortney began shooting for newspapers, then moved on to sports photography, magazine photojournalism and medical photography. But it was when he discovered nature photography in the early 1980s that he became “hooked.” He’s been photographing the great outdoors and teaching nature workshops ever since. His most recent project (with his son Wesley) is a remarkable collection of natural-history landscapes of the U.S. taken from an ultra light airplane at 500 feet, just published in the book America from 500 Feet! Later, he set up Parazz.com, a blog for photographers looking to hone their skills, as well as find out about health subjects. Fortney has been using Nikon gear for more than 30 years. He says, “As a nature photographer, I’m often faced with subjects and light that are fleeting. If you can’t work fast with equipment in… Read on here...