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What is inspiration, where does it come from? This is an interesting question, sometimes it comes from places we understand and other times it surprises you. When you least expect it, on a day where many things are going the wrong way it presents itself.
What is it about inspiration that can totally wash away all the fear and worry to leave you ready to do something great? Is it biological, is the brain doing something to our body to make a sudden change in our mood? Did a switch go off where one second you’re down and the other you’re inspired to do something great?
Could it be a smile from a random person or a note from someone unexpected? Is it love or the idea that love may be out there somewhere that keeps you striving for more? Is it love for a person or a feeling that rushes over you?
I just saw this on Gizmodo and I WANT, but only if it comes in a NIKON Version.
But if it does not come in Nikon I would still consider having a bunch of these in my loft. This is one lens that I wouldnt mind having be a little soft.
You are looking at spending $800 per chair if you are interested.
You can get yours right here.
Ian Ruhter is what I would call a visionary photographer. I don’t use that term lightly, he has found something he loves and he has gone head first into it. He has created something very unique that makes him stand head above others in a noisy world of photographers.
That is what it takes, do something you love but don’t be afraid to be different. Will you succeed, not always but you pick yourself back up and try again. When you finally do succeed there is no other feeling better.
I an is back with another video chronicling his trip to Seattle with his big blue van to meet with Chase Jarvis. Chase is interviewed during “When Dreams Collide” and speaks some really true words. Really take a listen to what he says about being told he will never become a full time photographer. Listen to the sacrifice his wife made to allow him to follow his dream.
What do you have to loose, your dreams are meant to become a reality, its just a matter of figurring out how to make it all happen.
“In the process of preparing the time machine, I had no idea this would become one of the most extraordinary journeys to date. It would propel me into the future where I meet Chase Jarvis, one of the greatest photographers of all time. It would then send me back in time to meet with my old friend, Peter Line, the best snowboarder of this era.
All of a sudden I found myself in the present, making a picture of Ishmael Butler from the Diggable Planets. I had travelled the way you would in a dream, taking me backward into the future. A future where you paint with silver and light.”
Sigma just announced a first of its kind lens, the 18-35 F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens. What is so unique about this lens is that fact that it has a fixed aperture of F1.8 all the way threw its zoom range. This lens is only for APS-C sensor cameras which means it is not meant for a full frame camera.
The 35mm equivalent of this lens is 27mm-52.5mm at F1.8. This lens will be available for Nikon, Canon and Sigma mounts.
There has not been a priced announced yet which leaves me with some questions. Will this lens be over $1,000 or will it be less? If it is not much less than a grand I can not see to many beginners purchasing it. The reason I say this is that many beginners just spent a lot on a camera body and don’t yet understand the importance that the glass plays.
I am not sure how well it will sell as many pros have ventured into full frame at this point. If the price is right I could see this being the new must have lens though for all APS-C sized sensors.
When this lens is officially released with more information on pricing I will be sure to bring you a full review from Allens Camera.
Here are your Top 50 from the April Photo of the month where the theme was “Flowers”. This is the largest selection of images I have chosen for a VOTE DOWN as I am now calling it. I think there were a ton of incredible flower shots submitted. I was hoping to see a few more that were not just pictures of flowers or straight forward about flows but it is what it is.
So heres the deal, it is up to you to pick your favorite images and VOTE for up to five. If you only like one then only VOTE for one but you have the option of voting for more.
You have until SUnday April 21st to cast your five votes at which point the top 5 vote getters will be matched up to determine who will be the Photo of the Month for April.