Friday, February 18, 2011

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex (video)

Locked in a Vegas Hotel Room with a Phantom Flex

Violating the laws of nature. Playing God. Capturing stuff we are not supposed to see. Potentially opening up a wormhole in the fabric of time.

These are a few of the things I think about while shooting with a Phantom High Speed Digital Cinema camera. The above video is a bunch of test footage I shot to get familiar with the new "Flex" version. I shot inside my Las Vegas Palms Casino hotel room between the hours of 2am and 6am. If you had a Phantom in your bedroom, you would stay up too!

This past weekend, I worked in Las Vegas for FOX shooting the World Championships of Ping Pong (WCPP). Yea, Ping Pong.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Digital Eye: Shooting Snow

The Digital Eye: Shooting Snow


The days are getting longer and the sun brighter, but you still have time to get out there and photograph the frigid Yukon wonders.

Winter brings unique challenges in capturing this splendour effectively - challenges you can overcome.

Your mind and eye adapt to each portion of the landscape as you gaze over the vista before you.

Not so for your digital camera.

Norm Hamilton is a freelance writer and photographer in Whitehorse. Learn more at

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Covering Strife: What Not to Bring to Tahrir Square

What Not to Bring to Tahrir Square:
No matter how many precautions journalists take in Egypt, it is mostly about luck.


It is rare that the most important piece of equipment in your bag is the bag itself, even more rare for that bag to be a black plastic trash sack slung over your shoulder as you walk past pro-government thugs on a bridge over the River Nile. The trash bag's purpose, of course, is to conceal your large nylon camera bag, which is likely to get you grabbed off the street by the aforementioned thugs.

Sometimes the hardest part of a story is getting there. Sometimes it is getting around. Sometimes it is obstructive intelligence agencies and soldiers. Sometimes it is lawlessness, sometimes overattentive law enforcement. Sometimes it is lack of transport, poor communications, power blackouts, accreditation difficulties or a hostile local population.......

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Yanik's Photo School YouTube videos and blog

Yanik's Photo School is Yanik's personal blog with the mandate to teach fellow passionate photographers as much as possible through tutorials, tips, tricks, reviews and interviews.

Yanik Chauvin

About Me:
My name is Yanik Chauvin, professional photographer and photography teacher.

I enjoy working with publishing houses that focus on educational books and materials.
Nature photography is a pure pleasure and is a big part of what I capture.
I also have a passion for massage therapy and created TouchPhotography specializing in massage therapy fine art prints and stock images.

My professional journey gave me to opportunity to be a judge at the prestigious International Photography Competition hosted by the Canadian Association for Photographic Art.

I invite you to check out my BLOG at: for regular tips and tutorials on anything related to photography.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

2011 Getty Images Grants for Good competition is now open

Call for Entries: The 2011 Getty Images Grants for Good competition is now open. Proposals from photographers and creative agencies, to create compelling new imagery for nonprofits they support, are due by March 1.

We proudly support photographers and communications professionals who use imagery to promote positive change in our world. To that end, we've launched our Grants for Good.

Nonprofits need imagery to tell their stories effectively, which is why our Grants for Good provide two grants of $15,000 annually, to cover photographer, filmmaker and agency costs as they create compelling new imagery for the nonprofit of their choice.

Grants recipients may use the entire award to offset shoot expenses, or choose to donate all or part of it directly to their charity and contribute their own time and resources. The photographer and the nonprofit as well as the communications agency involved will be showcased to the media and to our customers..

Feel free to contact us with questions about our Grants for Good at

Read more about the requirements at