Once again, we received many wonderful images for our monthly photo contest, but we felt Christina Angquico’s vibrant photo perfectly captured the theme of “spring color,” playing off all three primary colors of light in a very bold way. It’s an image that immediately grabs your attention, and has a dynamic balance that keeps your eye moving, from the detail of the foreground flowers, to the silhouettes of the trees, to the white clouds contrasting against the deep blue sky.
Read on for a brief interview with the photographer on how she got the shot. Continue reading
Come into our photo lab to see the incredible wildlife photography of Justin Miller, on display now through the end of the month.
From the artist:
Every one of these photographs was made within Portland’s city limits. Many of these creatures, all of them wild, spend their days physically closer to our daily lives than some of our friends and family. We share the same city, cross the same waterways, and compete for the same resources. With these images I hope to bring that reality closer to our foreground awareness. Whether we see them or not, they frequently see us.
Portland is known for many things, but cycling is on the top of the list. This month, we invite you to submit your favorite cycling photos to our monthly photo contest, accessed, as usual, through our Facebook page. There’s not much to it, other than liking our Facebook page and uploading your image using the “Monthly Photo Contest” app located at the top of our timeline. We are looking for all types of bicycle-related photos; if it has a bike in it, it probably qualifies (motorcycles excluded). You can read all the fancy rules here: http://blog.prophotosupply.com/monthly-photo-contest-rules/.
Benro’s new line of video monopods follow in the wake of the highly successful Manfrotto 561 video monopod. I am a big fan of the Benro A48F monopod, which combines 8.8lbs of load-bearing capacity and a maximum height of nearly 6 feet, with a weight of just 3.5lbs. Unlike the competing Manfrotto model, the Benro features a fluid head which pans at the head (the Manfrotto pans only from the ball joint at the base of the monopod) making it easier to achieve smooth panning shots. At $199.99, it is also less expensive than the Manfrotto. While not as stable as a tripod, a monopod allows run-and-gun videographers to get professional results without sacrificing mobility. It’s perfect for weddings, events, and nature/travel video. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of mine this summer, and that’s why the Benro A48F video monopod is my staff pick for June.
Pro Photo employee Daven using Benro A48F monopod with Canon C300 and cinema prime on the Yuba River in California. (Photo by Daniel Sloan.)
—Daven Mathies, Multimedia Producer