Great Reads in Photography: December 26, 2021

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Every Sunday, we organize a collection of easy-to-read articles in no particular order, from analytics to how-tos to photo features. This was not the usual daily coverage. fun!

Photographer sings Christmas song 🎅

Essex, UK, photographer Laindon Christmas scene — BBC

For these complex scenes, you need to take multiple photos and then combine them in a post. © Kevin Jaye

Photographer Kevin Jaye, 50, is certainly using his light painting skills to spread the cheers of digital Christmas in his hometown of Clacton-on-Sea in England and the surrounding Essex County. He shoots local landmarks to convey holiday greetings.

“Light painting is my favorite photography field, so I’m always trying to come up with new ideas. Holidays like Christmas and Halloween always provide inspiration for creating themes and ideas,” Jay said. Says. Peta Pixel. “Most of the work is done in real time and is created in one shot with little editing except for basic modifications.”

The photos of Flint Beach in England were the work of a team of Kevin Jay, Nicki Jay and Terry Spiers and included seven separate photos to create the final image. © Kevin Jaye

“The final photo may consist of several single shots, like a Christmas scene, where several different shots were taken and overlaid in Photoshop,” Jay said. I will add. “It would have taken too long to draw them with a single exposure with the surrounding street lights. If it’s dark enough, it feels more real, so I like to do things in one shot.

“I’m most happy with the light drawing photos because I create scenes instead of the landscapes and portraits I enjoy, but in those areas I’m capturing what’s already there.”

“The snowman shot was a 44 second exposure, first drawing the snowman and then unobtrusive when a friend rolled the steel wool from above,” says Jay. © Kevin Jaye

Read again: They are [Christmas] Light painting photos created using an automatic drone

How to create a holiday portrait with a DIY Christmas tree bokeh filter!

27 photos reminding us that 2021 wasn’t completely terrible – BuzzFeed News

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Pantone Announces 2022 Color of the Year — CNN

Pantone chart
Periwinkle shades are a new edition of Pantone’s color library.Courtesy of the Pantone Color Institute

CNN write in:

On wednesday it is [Pantone] According to the company, Berry Peri, a shade of periwinkle that combines the stable tranquility of blue with the energetic injection of red, has been announced. This is the first time the company has manufactured a color instead of delving into an existing archive, a decision that was a key element of this year’s selection process.

“We now have a very new vision of the world, so it was very important to come up with a new color,” said Reatris AIDSman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a video call.

“It’s literally the happiest and warmest of all blue shades,” she added, explaining the shade. “Thanks to its red tones, it brings a sense of empowering newness, and newness is what we are looking for.”

See the progress of the Canon mirrorless platform — LensRentals

Canon R3 camera
Canon R3, courtesy Canon

Last October marked 3rd Anniversary of Canon EOS R Series cameras and lenses.

“The first announcement that Canon focused on mirrorless platforms has been the subject of much criticism as the EF lens mount has become a staple in both photography and videography.” Lens Rentals. “But since that skepticism, Canon has done a lot of great things to move the RF lens mount forward.”

What I learned from taking pictures of my first wedding – Picture Correct

Legendary Photo: The story behind the seven iconic images of Walter Ios Jr. — DigitalPhotoPro

Sports photographer Walter Iooss Jr. shares the story behind his incredible seven images of the athlete, including Michael Jordan (Slam Dunk) in 1988 and Joe Namath in 1969.

Pay attention to: Walter Iooss Jr. (b. 1943) has photographed Sports Illustrated for 58 years, including more than 300 covers...

Also read: The story behind the iconic photo of Michael Jordan in flight

Lens Wars: Episode V-Petzval Strikeback by Roger Shikhara – Digital Photo Review

Joseph Petzval, 1854.
Joseph Petzval, 1854.

Did Voigtlander rob the lens maker Petzval’s house and steal his lens design and optical manuscript?

Check out the answer as Dr. Roger Shikhara tells the silly story of an old photographic lens maker in his unique style of telling history in the link above.

Daguerreotype camera
Daguerreotype camera, a replica of Voigtlander’s first metal camera from 1841. It is on display at the Tekniska Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Daderot via Wikimedia Commons, CC0

Did you have 48 photos of the sun used to create this image? — Snopes

This photo is a sample of the analemma and is not the actual photo referenced in the article above. Taken from the window of the Bell Labs office in Murray Hill, NJ, 1998-99. English Wikipedia Jfishburn, CC BY-SA 3.0

If you take pictures of the sun many times throughout the year from the same position and at the same time and combine them, you can see that the sun follows almost the same path as in Figure 8. This path or shape is called an “analemma.”

How street style changed in 2021, according to Vogue Runway photographers – –– Vogue

Find the most colorful places in the world — Uswitch

Portovenere old village in the sea at sunset.  Five lands, Cinque Terre, Liguria Italy Europe.
Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy,

This is a list of the 20 most colorful places in the world using color drop ratings, Google search and Instagram hashtags.

When Gorbachev resigned, AP photographers took historic shots – AP

Liu Heung Shing worked as the Associated Press’s Moscow Photography Chief from 1990 to 1993. Liu and his AP colleagues won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1992 for recording the collapse of the Soviet Union.

This week’s photo

Do they still run a red payphone booth in the UK?

Hover over the photo to see the answer.

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This week’s quiz

1.) I saw the 2021 release Sony A1 This brings the maximum speed of still images to Canon EOS R3 This also captures at a rate of up to 30fps. The Nikon Z9, You can record the maximum that came soon after
a. ) 60fps
b. ) 120fps
c. ) 125fps

2.) F stop
a. ) The diameter of the opening divided by the focal length of the lens
b. ) The focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the opening
c. ) The width of the front element divided by the width of the rear element

3.) Canon RF100mm f / 2.8 macro The lens is 1.4x life-size and can close the focus.That means you can fill the frame with the object it is
a. ) 17x25mm
b. ) 24x36mm
c. ) 12x18mm


1. ) (B.) 120fps. This is for full AF / AE, but only at 11 megapixels, not the full resolution of 45.7 megapixels.

2. ) (B.) The focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the opening

3. ) (A.) 17x25mm or 0.67×1 inch, approx.

Why I like this photo – Al Bello

Horse racing
Elmont, NY – June 10: Jockey John Velazques joins the patch during the 149th Belmont Stakes run at Belmont Park on June 10, 2017 in Elmont, NY. (Photo by Albero / Getty Images)

I like this photo because it happened by accident. I was filming the 149th Belmont Stakes in 2017 and had some remote cameras under the rails along the finish line area. My first goal was to take a picture of the winning horse and jockey as they crossed the finish line.

I took a picture of the winner and everything went well, but then when I looked at all the frames, the horse in the last place named Patch was perfectly framed and backlit with the hooves behind another horse. And the dirt was flying everywhere, and I noticed that the drama was added to the photo. The patch was a sentimental favorite as he lost one eye due to the infection but continued to race that day.

He continued his decent career after this race. This is the photo you want to get, but it doesn’t really happen often. I remember being very excited when I saw this photo. I was even more excited when I saw which horse it was.

Prior to the race, I plugged in some remote cameras along with a hard line attached to the foot pedal. At the end of the race, when the horse crossed the finish line, I stepped on the foot pedal and at the same time took a picture with a handheld camera.

Remote cameras are always secondary to handhelds. No matter how much you prepare and set up, check and recheck the remotes throughout the day of the race, there is a bit of risk in using them, as something can go wrong. For example, the camera may be shorted due to rain, the frame may be out of timing, the winning horse may end completely outside the frame, or it may be out of focus.

I think I was lucky to be able to take this shot, but I think I made my own luck in preparation for it. A lot of work has been added to this photo and I’m glad it worked.

When a big race begins and the horses come all at once, it’s very exciting and at the same time very tense. And you want to take a good shot of the winning horse with your remote control. The remote challenge can be the amount of gear needed to set up the entire track, especially if you need to access the remote during a race. You must always be vigilant so that you do not interfere with or get in the way of the race. It is very dangerous if you are not careful.

Al Bello He is a linebacker for HS and college football teams, and towards the end of college he took a photography class. In 1993 Bello gained a position as a junior photographer All sports A photography agency that became part of Getty Images in 1998. Bello was the Chief Sports Photographer in North America at Getty from 2004 to 2019. In 2020 he changed his role at Getty and is now a special sports correspondent who wants to do more sports photography projects and help develop up-and-coming sports photographers. He will cover the 14th Olympic Games in Beijing, China this winter.

This Week’s Quote – Edward Burtynsky

Saltpan # 18, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2016 © Edward Burtynsky, 2021 Sony World Photo Awards

The photo above is from an outstanding contribution to the photography of the Sony World Photography Awards given to Edward Burtynsky in 2021.

Digital photography and Photoshop make it very easy for people to take pictures. This is a medium through which many mundane things can pass. * – Edward Burtynsky

*Parent, August 21, 2008.

Edward Burtynsky (B. 1955) is a Canadian photographer known for his large format photographs of industrial landscapes taken over 40 years. Early exposure to the site and images of his hometown of General Motors helped to formulate the development of his photographic work. His images investigate the collective effects we have on the surface of the planet as species, an examination of the human system we have imposed on the natural landscape.

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About the author: Phil Mistry is a photographer and teacher based in Atlanta, Georgia.He was one of the first digital camera classes in New York City International Center for Photography In the 90’s. He was the director and teacher of the Digital Days Workshop for Sony / Popular Photography.You can reach him here..

Image credit: All photos credited and used with the permission of the photographer or agency. Part of the header photo via WebSphere, Kevin Jay in the middle horizontal (bottom) snowman.

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