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COLLABOR8.2 Recap

COLLABOR8.2 Recap

We want to take a moment to send a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the return of COLLABOR8, our difficult-to-pronounce event for aspiring filmmakers. This year was even bigger than last, and we seriously had an amazing time playing host again. We continue to be impressed by the photo and video community here in Portland and the NW, and are honored that so many of you turned up to our humble event center to have a beer with us and talk about filmmaking. Of course, this event could not have been possible without our incredible panelists, John Waller, Ben Canales, Colin Arisman, Gerry Ellis, and Skye Fitzgerald. Continue Reading

November 2014 Lab Gallery | Misha Ashton-Moore

November 2014 Lab Gallery | Misha Ashton-Moore

Misha Ashton-Moore | Portland, Oregon | www.mishaashton.com

Artist Statement: 

I am a self-taught photographer working with 35mm film. My images are printed exactly as they turn out in an alternative developing process, they are not altered in any way. Instead of using Photoshop, I rely on obscure angles and the film developing process to create a unique and altered image. I find inspiration in the world around me, from ordinary day-to day scenery to broken and dilapidated objects. I am always challenging and pushing myself to progress my art by shooting with a variety of cameras and experimenting with different films and developing processes. My goal is to photograph the world, revealing it to you through my eyes.

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Canon 7D Mark II Review: Old school cool

Canon 7D Mark II Review: Old school cool

Canon’s 7D was more than just a popular camera. Released in the late Cretaceous period (aka 2009), it’s 18MP sensor, 1080p video mode, and 8 frames-per-second continuous shooting were all nothing short of revolutionary on a sub-$2000 machine. It’s sturdy, magnesium body was bulky, but practical for professionals who needed a camera that could take a licking and keep on ticking. All this is to say, there’s a reason the original 7D lasted as long as it did without being replaced. But now, five ages after its release, its time has finally come, as the aptly-named Canon 7D Mark II is officially here. Continue Reading

September 2014 Monthly Photo Contest Winner – Paloma Ayala

September 2014 Monthly Photo Contest Winner – Paloma Ayala

Our Travel-themed photo contest in September was a popular one, with many great entries. There was only one photograph, however, that all three judges agreed on for the winner: Paloma Ayala’s wonderful shot of a busy Istanbul intersection. There is so much going on in this picture that it is almost impossible to look away. While many “busy” photographs are often distracting, failing to find a focus, this one is simply mesmerizing. So read on about how this photo was made, then let your eyes explore the image itself. What can you find? Continue Reading

Survey: Your Next Camera

Survey: Your Next Camera

Okay folks, we’re doing something a little different today. We want to hear from you about what you’re looking for in a camera, so we’ve put together this nifty survey. It shouldn’t take more than a minute or two, and the information will be invaluable to future camera research archaeologists. Actually, it won’t. But, we thought it would at least be kind of fun to take a totally non-scientific approach to assessing the current state of the camera retail market, and what photographers are thinking about when it comes to buying cameras. So without further ado, let’s get to the survey! And if we’ve left anything out, feel free to sound off in the comments. Continue Reading

Staff Pick – CamRanger wireless DSLR camera control

Staff Pick – CamRanger wireless DSLR camera control

CamRanger, because shooting tethered is so 2012.

That’s my personal tagline for CamRanger, the wireless transmitter for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. It’s a pocket-sized box that plugs into your camera and grants you full control over it from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Take pictures, record videos, transfer files, and even use advanced techniques like focus stacking, intervalometer shooting, and HDR—all without having to touch the camera. You can even send files to multiple devices at once, which is great when you have a client on site who wants to preview images. Continue Reading

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