The Joy of B&W Portraits
August 4, 2010 – 1:07 am | Open Comments

Portraits are all around. We are literally bombarded with photographic images on a daily basis. And yet, “Great Portraits” are few and far between and great portrait artists are even harder to find.
Great portraits have two things in common. First …

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Nikon Focuses On Exceptional Image Quality

July 18, 2011 – 9:30 am | Comments Open
Nikon Focuses On Exceptional Image Quality

Nikon Inc. announced the new AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II lens which delivers optical excellence and stunning image quality for professional photographers.

Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols New iPad App
July 8, 2011 – 7:43 am | Comments Open
Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols New iPad App

In a world gone digital and absolutely crazy about iPads, Loweprofessional Michael ‘Nick’ Nichols has launched his very first app. One of the photographers at the forefront in utilizing this new technology, he’s gone as far as to re…

Anticipated Wide Angle NIKKOR Lenses Released
July 7, 2011 – 9:14 am | Comments Open
Anticipated Wide Angle NIKKOR Lenses Released

The Ultra-Wide 16-35mm f/4 VR and Ultra-Fast 24mm f/1.4 Lenses Provide Photographers With New Perspectives and Creative Versatility MELVILLE, N.Y. (Feb. 8, 2010) – Nikon Inc. today announced two new lenses for professional and enthusiast photographers that epitomize NIKKOR leadership in optical excellence. The highly anticipated AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED lens is engineered to […]

3 FREE Must Have Photo Programs
June 23, 2011 – 4:29 pm | Comments Open
3 FREE Must Have Photo Programs

You Don’t Need Expensive Programs To Create Great Work
Many times photographers think they need the most “cutting edge” or expensive technology to be successful. It’s true that good equipment can help a good photographer be his best… “but” a good …

Community Image Gallery
June 11, 2011 – 1:36 am | Comments Open
Community Image Gallery

Share a great “found” image, an “image of interest” or possibly your latest work on on the Lightchasers Community Image Gallery.
note: Recommended image size 900 x 600 px.All images will be moderated and added to the after approval. Pornographic and …

Urban Jungle – Class Recap 4.9.11
April 23, 2011 – 9:49 pm | Comments Open
Urban Jungle  – Class Recap 4.9.11

Lightchasers Urban Jungle Photography Class Recap
It was a crisp clear day in April when the Lightchasers gathered at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle Washington. They gathered to discuss techniques used when photographing wildlife, even when in a controlled …

Long Exposure and Light – f64 Image Journal
February 19, 2011 – 11:31 pm | Comments Open
Long Exposure and Light – f64 Image Journal

Photographers Need To Understand How Digital Cameras See Light

When working with students I often point to a tree and ask them “what color is that?” Most of the time I get the answer “green,” but of course that isn’t really …

Painting Photos With Light
January 22, 2011 – 3:10 pm | Comments Open
Painting Photos With Light

Anne Michelle

Simple Steps to Creating Amazing “Light Painted” Images
Light painting is done when you place yourself in a dark room and leave you shutter open for an extended period of time. This has the effect of capturing any light placed …

Shipping Container Camera – Visual Creativity
December 30, 2010 – 12:35 am | Comments Open
Shipping Container Camera – Visual Creativity

Amazing blue shipping container camera!
This huge camera has been made out of a shipping container and a wireless link to a nearby screen!

About Visual Creativity – This growing Lightchasers collection of found videos represents “must see” visual journeys occurring all …

Macro Photography – Visual Creativity
December 21, 2010 – 12:30 am | Comments Open
Macro Photography – Visual Creativity

Jascha Viehl a photographer from Germany photographs macro scenes from varying perspectives. His work coupled with music does inspire and move.
Canon 400D
Germany, USA, Sweden, Belgium

About Visual Creativity – This growing Lightchasers collection of found videos represents “must see” visual …

Eye Candy – f64 Image Journal
December 20, 2010 – 10:31 pm | Comments Open
Eye Candy – f64 Image Journal

Making Images That Simply Bring Joy
A photographer I once knew would always ask, when an image was shown to him, “what are you trying to say with this image?” It’s a good question and one that every photographer should ask …

Animal Photography Attacks
December 13, 2010 – 10:01 pm | Comments Open
Animal Photography Attacks

I was on on assignment photographing a large heard of elk in the late afternoon. A huge bull was standing magestically 15 feet away behind a 6 foot fence. I was thrilled that he was so close and began tripping …

Living My Life Faster – Visual Creativity
November 30, 2010 – 1:41 pm | Comments Open
Living My Life Faster – Visual Creativity

Photography has the ability to freeze a moment in time and cause the viewer to truly “look” at an image but in this amazing video by JK Keller we are treated to time  as an aesthetic.
JK has spent more than …

Documenting Life Through Photography
November 20, 2010 – 7:23 pm | Comments Open
Documenting Life Through Photography

Documentary photography differs from journalism. As a rule, journalism tries to tell a story in one image while Documentary photography tells that story with multiple images.
Though both can be equally difficult to master, documentary photography is the one skill that …

Amazing 360 Panoramic of London
November 20, 2010 – 12:07 am | Comments Open
Amazing 360 Panoramic of London

This amazing 360 Panoramic Photo of London was created by Jeffrey Martin and is a staggering 80 gigapixels or 80 billion pixels in size. Shot over a period of three days from the top the Centre Point building in London, …

What If Your Camera Saw What You Couldn’t?
November 18, 2010 – 9:12 pm | Comments Open
What If Your Camera Saw What You Couldn’t?

In central Australia, the rocks of Kata-Tjuta intrigue visitors. But what’s behind the pair? It’s Christopher Reynolds.
Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal brought the story of a New York University photography professor who has set off all sorts of academic debates …

One Year In 40 Seconds – Visual Creativity
November 17, 2010 – 10:38 pm | Comments Open
One Year In 40 Seconds – Visual Creativity

This stop motion video by Eirik Solheim features images and audio taken from the same exact location over the period of one year.
The video affords the viewer an amazing glimpse of time as it passes us by. By compiling the images in …

Wolf vs Pig – Visual Creativity
November 13, 2010 – 11:22 am | Comments Open
Wolf vs Pig – Visual Creativity

This amazing stop motion video features the on-going work of Takeuchi Taijin.
To say that this is one of the most amazing pieces of stop motion photography I have every experiaced would be putting things mildly.
Take a look at Wolf vs Pig …

Perfect Photography – f64 Image Journal
November 12, 2010 – 10:08 am | Comments Open
Perfect Photography – f64 Image Journal

Photography, at it’s most basic, is a desire to capture a moment in time and to do so in a way that captures the “perfection” of that moment. The “perfect” Image. Many photographers are driven by the overwhelming “need” to …

Beauty of the Abandoned
October 31, 2010 – 3:55 pm | Comments Open
Beauty of the Abandoned

Never underestimate the beauty of the abandoned, left behind or forgotten. To the eye of a Photographer what one calls abandoned a Photographer may call art. Places like these can offer a unique glimpse into what it means to be …

Timelapse Montage – Visual Creativity
October 28, 2010 – 9:09 am | Comments Open
Timelapse Montage – Visual Creativity

This truly wonderful Video Montage shows some amazing visual work by Mike Flores of North County San Diego. It truly displays the majesty of the visual medium.
The video was shot with a Canon 5D MKII and various lenses, including the …