Photography For People In Hospice Care

N 2009, Amanda Reseburg's grandmother died after a long battle with cancer. In the stress of those final days, Reseburg hadn't thought to take photographs of her grandmother and her family together. Later, I regretted that. It's a great opportunity to make images and so often overlooked, says the portrait and wedding photographer from her business in Milwaukee. We capture maternity, birth, milestones in children's lives, weddings all these things at the beginning of life, but not the end of...

Lensbaby Composer Pro And Sweet

I was excited to hear about the newest Lensbaby offerings, the Sweet 35 optic and the new Composer Pro. I love the creativity my earlier Lensbaby lenses afford, so I was eager to test the new ones. The Composer Pro is an upgraded version of the award-winning 2008 Composer lens. That versatile lens was the first Lensbaby with a ball-and-socket configuration, which allows you to simply tilt the lens to the desired angle and focus with the outside focus ring. The Composer Pro's ball-joint...

Introducing Chromaluxe Aluminum Photo Art Panels

ChromaLuxe is the only name to look for when you want to display your very best. Turn any image into high definition wall art using ChromaLuxe Aluminum Photo Art Panels. This technology creates a dramatic and vibrant image that is durable, scratch resistant and UV resistant. Don't hide your image behind glass get the very best from ChromaLuxe Aluminum Photo Art Panels. Get your next Aluminum Photo Art Panel from any of these Premier Labs ChromaLuxe is a Registered Trademark of Universal Woods,...

By Allen Murabayashi

DOES YOUR SITE NEED A MAKEOVER TAKE OUR QUIZ. It may have been awhile since you updated your company's website. Internet technology has advanced rapidly in the last five years, and so has the design aesthetic, so best not delay. Why redesign Updating the look of your site is a perfectly legitimate reason to undertake a redesign, but there's even more at stake. A better design can help you convert users into buyers at a higher rate. A good design steers users to do what you want them to do,...

New Form 1099 Requirement Overturned By Congress

After nearly a year, Congress has overturned Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA . This provision would have required extensive Form 1099 reporting for all business-to-business transactions that exceeded 600. Photographers and small business owners everywhere can rest easier knowing that this burdensome tax reporting will not take effect at the end of the year, says David Trust, PPA chief executive officer. The reversal of this harmful tax provision would not...

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LIVING THE DREAM BY KIMBERLY WYLIE, M.PHOTOG. In her monthly column, Kimberly Wylie discusses the business of photography, how the model is changing, and how photographers can adapt. Wylie left her career as a successful financial analystfor her dream job, photography. She joined Professional Photographers of America and took advantage of the association's Studio Management Services, and embraced the culture of learning, mentoring and teaching others. Wylie now has a 3,500-square-foot studio in...

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Einstein 640 Monolight

47 What I like William Branson 48 Internet Website design by Allen Murabayashi 52 Pro review Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 v.2 monolight 56 Pro review Lensbaby Composer Pro and Sweet 35 60 Lighting Westcott Window Light Kit Plus 70 Roundup Primo props by Robyn L. Pollman ON THE COVER Allison Parker sees a field of opportunity in the bloom time of the Texas blue-bonnets. Families like this one flock to her exuberant outdoor sessions every spring. Parker shoots with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and...

Leah Castellini

Leah Castellini

Sigma Corporation of America 15 Fleetwood Ct. Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 631 585-1144 USA 4 Yr. Service Protection kit on location, you'll have to assemble it only once. Use caution when assembling and disassembling the light fixtures the florescent lights are fragile and need careful handling, and they cost 45 apiece. Considering the time it takes to assemble the lights and soft box fixtures, I'd say the kit is unsuitable for location shoots. If you do plan to take the kit on location, the cap...

Paul C Buff Einstein 640 V2

Einstein 640

Physicist Freeman Dyson says three of the characteristics of art are uniqueness, beauty and unexpectedness, and because the Paul C. Buff Einstein 640 v.2 expands our ability to make unique and beautiful images that reveal unexpected details, it is a revolutionary tool for photographic artists. Before the original Einstein was introduced early last year, if you wanted extremely short duration flash with constant color characteristics, you could choose between small but smart hot-shoe flash or...

Jim Nardone

Micro Lens Pattern

Jim Nardone, M.Photog., of Studio 360 Photography in Powell, Ohio, created Simple Beauty as a personal project to adorn his family room wall. He exposed the image for 1 100 second at f 11 with a Nikon D3 camera and Nikkor 105mm f 2.8 G IF-ED AF-S VR Micro lens. A 250WS Westcott Spiderlite TD5 with a 24x32-inch Westcott soft box served as the main lighting, with a second 250WS Spiderlite TD5 and 24x32-inch Westcott soft box for fill. Nardone performed only minor retouching and sharpening in...

Madonna Lovett Repeta

Madonna Lovett Repeta

While changing the set during a portrait session, Madonna Lovett Repeta of Photography by Madonna in Bedford, N.H., capitalized on her subject's less than enthusiastic response. She exposed I AM Smiling for 1 125 second at f 9, ISO 200 with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera and Canon 70-200mm f 2.8 L IS USM EF lens. A 500WS Photogenic Powerlight 1250DR with 4x6-foot Aurora soft box and 29x28-inch Lastolite for Westcott Monte Illuminator in silver white provided the main lighting, backed up by a...