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Unlike last week there are only one or two images I don’t like this week. With that said there are some really unique and solid images during this weeks critique.
I am looking for you to send in your 10 best images for a critique. Either put together a photo story or what you think would be your strongest 10 images.
This can cover any type of photography but always make sure your order is how you want it and the images you select are the very best you have.
Here are your TOP 5 images from the Photo of the Month for June 2013. You guys did a great job selecting the top 5 images this month but now its up to you to VOTE for just one. Which image will you be VOTING for this month, be sure to VOTE below.
This months PRIZE is a RODE Video Mic Pro Shotgun Microphone worth $230. A big thank you to the good people at RODE for being this months sponsor.
You have until Midnight on June 30th 2013 to cast your VOTE.
Kicking off photo news this week, Sigma announced that its new 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM lens will arrive in the United States early July for a mere $799, not nearly as much as most people predicted which is always a plus. Here’s what the lens company has to say about it:
“As the market’s first zoom lens to achieve a maximum aperture of F1.8 throughout the entire zoom range, the 18-35mm was created for DSLR cameras with APS-C size sensors, which translates to a focal range of 27-52.5mm on a 35mm camera. This lens will be available early July in Sigma and Canon mounts, with Nikon, Sony and Pentax mounts to follow.”
I got to sit down via SKYPE with a former Chicago Sun Times Photographer to get his side of the story. I wanted to hear from him what it was like to have the entire photo staff cut in the matter of minutes.
As I have come to know, many of the photographers who were fired have been with the paper for more than 20 years. Could you imagine what it must have been like to have such a solid job for so long only to be let go so abruptly.
Al is a fantastic photographer and person, I hope he is able to find a way to continue shooting and creating images.
You can hear the hurt in his voice, it is almost like he lost a loved one and in some ways he did.
If you found this to be an interesting interview one of the other 28 photographers who was fired is a Fro Reader and expressed interest in talking to be.