Michael Andrew Photography http://www.michaelthemaven.com/ Michael Andrew Photography en-us MIT Offering FREE Online Photojournalism Course http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3313&mit-offering-free-online-photojournalism-course http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3313&mit-offering-free-online-photojournalism-course Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:47:00 GMT
"The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone."
Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering

If you've ever been interested in photojournalism they are offering a FREE introductory course online. You can check it out here. Course materials are downloaded from the site as well.

This is a truly incredible opportunity and if you are interested in photography, especially photojournalism, this is an amazing opportunity.

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How Does Curiosity Get Images Back To Earth? http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3306&how-does-curiosity-get-images-back-to-earth http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3306&how-does-curiosity-get-images-back-to-earth Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:37:00 GMT
So how exactly does Curiosity do this? How long does it take? If you've ever wondered, check out this article. While you're there you can also check out a slideshow of some of Curiosity's images from Mars.


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Tintypes by Photographer Lisa Elmaleh http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3305&tintypes-by-photographer-lisa-elmaleh http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3305&tintypes-by-photographer-lisa-elmaleh Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:36:00 GMT Lisa Elmaleh is a photographer born in Miami but currently living in New York City. In her newest project she spent time in West Virginia photographing the folk musicians of Appalachia.

For her work on the project she's calling 'American Folk' she chose to use the tintype process for making her photos. She was drawn to the process because of it's history. The tintype process was the first type of photography that working class people could afford. She felt the process was conducive to the style and type of photographs she was taking.

She made a portable darkroom in her truck so she could develop her photos on site. Tintypes require development while still wet. The beautiful photographs look they could be from another time. Even the style and clothing of her subjects would suggest the images were taken long ago. However, they are contemporary and quite fascinating.

You can check out her entire portfolio here.




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Unbelievable Macro Close-Up of a Hummingbird by Chris Morgan http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3309&unbelievable-macro-close-up-of-a-hummingbird-by-chris-morgan http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3309&unbelievable-macro-close-up-of-a-hummingbird-by-chris-morgan Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:37:00 GMT Chris Morgan got this shot at a nature preserve in Costa Rica. According to his Flickr profile he lives in the highlands of Scotland and runs a catering business. He uses Canon camera and lenses. You can see his gear list if you follow the link to his profile. If you're a bird watcher you'll love Chris' Flickr album 'Birds'. You can check it out here.



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FREE Photographers Guide to Success on Instagram http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3310&free-photographers-guide-to-success-on-instagram http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3310&free-photographers-guide-to-success-on-instagram Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:21:00 GMT Photoshelter.com is offering a pretty awesome and fairly comprehensive little guide on how to utilize the very best of Instagram to build your photography business and gain followers. It's called the "Photographer's Guide to Instagram". You have to submit your email address and they'll send you a copy. It's a great read. You can sign up and check it out here.


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A7s vs GH4 at 4K HDMI Out Comparison http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3311&a7s-vs-gh4-at-4k-hdmi-out-comparison http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3311&a7s-vs-gh4-at-4k-hdmi-out-comparison Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT Sony a7s to get full 4K HDMI recorded. It was not easy and there are still a lot of problems getting the footage, but suffice it to say the A7s 4K is simply stunning.

I was also able to figure out how to get 10 Bit 4K video out of the Panasonic GH4, which is also impressive, but I can see more artifacts and noise with higher ISOs.

A HUGE thank you to B...H Photo for sponsoring the tests and comparisons I have coming shortly.

This test was done at an ISO of 800, and you will see many mistakes I made but it should still give you a ballpark idea of how the two compare.



We have also already completed the beginners training course for the GH4: GH4 Crash Course Tutorial Training Video

We hope to have the A7s Tutorial Training DVD done by the end of August.

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X-Ray Images of Toys by Brendan Fitzpatrick http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3307&x-ray-images-of-toys-by-brendan-fitzpatrick http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3307&x-ray-images-of-toys-by-brendan-fitzpatrick Sat, 19 Jul 2014 07:38:00 GMT Brendan Fitzpatrick is a commercial photographer who has a portfolio of travel, lifestyle, portrait, and landscape photos. He has another unorthodox project called 'Invisible Light'. The project consists of X-ray images of various objects and creatures. One such series is X-ray images of children's toys.

Seeing the inner intricacy of the little gadgets is completely fascinating. They also really do stand alone as abstract works of art. Brendan's bold colorization of the toys really plays up the imaginative and whimsical expression of the entire series.

If you'd like to check out more by Brendan you can do so here.




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New York Drone User Faces Felony Charges http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3308&new-york-drone-user-faces-felony-charges http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3308&new-york-drone-user-faces-felony-charges Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:15:00 GMT
According to his Facebook Page he was excited about the new medical facility. He was happy to see the previously abandoned building being put to good use. When he took his mom there for a doctors appointment he wanted to get some footage of the facility. He admits he did not ask for permission before taking the footage. He says never expected to be arrested.

You can read his entire post about it here. You can check out the Yahoo article and read the police report here.


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Retouchers Reach Out to Grieving Parents http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3303&retouchers-reach-out-to-grieving-parents http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3303&retouchers-reach-out-to-grieving-parents Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:43:00 GMT
The outpouring of love and support was overwhelming. Retouchers from around the globe submitted their interpretation of the picture and their compassion gave the couple at least some moments of joy during their tragedy.






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Panasonic GH4 Tutorial Training Video | Sports Focusing & Shooting http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3304&panasonic-gh4-tutorial-training-video-sports-focusing-and-shooting http://www.michaelthemaven.com/?postID=3304&panasonic-gh4-tutorial-training-video-sports-focusing-and-shooting Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:27:00 GMT Panasonic GH4 Crash Course Tutorial Training Video(In all there is over 4 hours of great lessons like this one!)

This lesson will show you how to focus, and how to set your Panasonic GH4 up when shooting sports. If you are new to mirrorless cameras, there is a problem with the Electronic View Finder: If you are looking into it for more than several minutes at a time, it can make you dizzy and disoriented (its essentially putting your eyeball a couple inches away form a small monitor). Not healthy. The first few days I had my GH4 I experimented with many different ways to focus and hold the camera, there were a few critical settings in the menu as well, this is what I came up with. It works GREAT!



As of this article, there are no other comprehensive tutorial training videos on the GH4 and my videos are a GREAT way to start:
Click Here to Purchase Michael's Panasonic GH4 Crash Course Tutorial Training Video Download

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