You’re cordially invited to join us for a webinar with professional photographer Ian Spanier on Tuesday, April 17 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT.
Ian’s topic is Talent Will Only Get You So Far. We think you’ll enjoy and learn from this honest and revealing look into the ups and downs of getting into and remaining relevant in the photography business. He’ll cover topics from choosing assignments, to renting versus owning equipment, to utilizing social media.
Ian’s work appears in publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Men’s Journal, Marie Claire, Muscle and Fitness, Field & Stream, Time Out NY, Psychology Today and Los Angeles Magazine.
Grizzlies. Cougars. Bison. Moose. Tigers. Cranes. These are just a
handful of the wild and elusive species captured in the stunning photography of Thomas D. Mangelsen. For 40 years, he has traveled the seven continents photographing the natural world. He was honored with the Conservation Photographer of the Year by Nature’s Best in 2011.
Tom takes an active role in supporting conservation groups such as the Jane Goodall Institute, is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and co-founder of the Cougar Fund.
He has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photo, Legend behind the Lens by Nikon, Outstanding Nature Photographer of the Year by the North American Nature Photographer Association, and given the BBC’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award. Read our profile of this dedicated conservationist, artist and photographer.
Pulitzer Prize winner and celebrity photographer Brian Smith likes to get a sense of the person he’s going to shoot. More than a decade as a newspaper photographer helped him hone his unique portraiture style.
Take a look at our exclusive video profile on Brian as he shares his thoughts on location shooting, approaching public figures, and the art of getting comfortable with the subject.
It’s Free Bag Friday and time for you to throw your lens cap in the ring for a chance to win the Photo Traveler 150 camera/tablet backpack.
Just comment below about how you like to use your tablet (such as an iPad) and camera together. You have until midnight, Sunday, April 1 to enter. We’ll pick a winning comment next week and announce here and on our Facebook page. As always, the give-away is void where prohibited.
The Photo Traveler 150 is a nifty bag. It holds your Compact System Camera gear, or enthusiast DSLR kit. Plus, it has a dedicated pocket to store and protect your tablet computer. Combine that with its handsome urban styling, and you have a winner for casual shooting and computing when out and about.
So let us know how you like to use your camera and tablet together… and good luck!
Derrick is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.
Street shooting is a passion of mine, and I’ve never enjoyed it more than I do today. The convergence of mobile devices, social networking, and a plethora of coffee shops have created a fluid working environment. Using these tools, I can shoot photos, upload them to an iPad, edit my favorite images, publish them online, finish my cup of dark roast, and hit the streets again.
Lowepro is doing its part to facilitate this workflow. They have designed a variety of tablet friendly bags that accommodate my iPad or MacBook Air, basic DSLR gear, and all the gizmos and accessories that I would need for the day.
To give you a better idea of the workflow that I use, here’s a short movie that walks you through the basic steps.
This scenario works great with the iPad 2 or The New iPad, an Apple Camera Connection Kit, and iPhoto for iOS. There are other terrific image editing apps for the iPad, including Filterstorn Pro, Photogene, and Snapseed. Also, you don’t necessarily need a cellular-connected iPad (Verizon or ATT&T) to embrace this workflow. You can use a WiFi-only tablet. But then you are at the mercy of the network that’s available where you’re working.
Regardless of how you design your own urban photography workflow, the end result should be the euphoric sensation that results from having just captured a great image and then seeing it online before your coffee gets cold.
Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.
Greg Gorman’s work documents that peculiar obsession with celebrity. Jeff Bridges, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Deborah Harry, Patrick Dempsey, Iggy Pop. These cultural figures–among numerous others–have been the subject of his timeless artistry. Each shot gives a picture of human nature in its infinite range and is a testament to the individual character. Greg continues to master the art of photography while developing and showcasing a discriminating and unique style in his profession.
Read our profile to learn more. You’ll discover which rock icon sparked Greg’s desire to become a photographer, as well as other fascinating insights he shared with us.
According to Ansel Adams, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer”.
This symbiotic relationship inspires us to design thoughtful, useful and inventive bags for everyone from hardworking pros to eager enthusiasts. We have great respect for those who get out in the world and create pictures.
When you take a moment to share a picture of you—or a friend—with a Lowepro bag, it’s very gratifying for us. And it’s a good way for us to get to know each other.
Take a look at the submissions from photographers and Lowepro fans at the mylowepro community section of our web site. We encourage you to share a moment with all of us: photographers and viewers.
By now you've probably seen the pretty shots of the new DryZone bags. But how do they perform in the field? Check out this trip to Baja...DryZone Waterproof Camera Bags Keep Gear Safe on a Trip to Bajablog.lowepro.comA few people from the creative team at Surfer Magazine took our new DryZone bags down to a remote area of Baja (we’re not disclosing the s […]
Want a sneak peek at the two new DryZone bags (DryZone BP 40L and DryZone DF 20L)? Check out this post from fstoppers - http://fstoppers.com/going-on-an-extreme-photography-adventure-lowepros-new-bag-will-keep-gear-dry […]
Bags for Storage Too - As I'm looking at Larry's photo of his gear neatly stowed in Lowepro bags, it reminds me that older bags make excellent storage for the bodies and lenses that we don't use everyday.Photos of LoweproLove my Lowepro bags... Not in picture is my CompuDayPack and Nova 180. […]
Lowepro at the Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic - a team of photographers donning Lowepro gear spent two days covering the festival for a "moving making workshop." The most favored bags? Flipside 400 AW and the DSLR Video Fastpack 250 AW. Their large capacity but but trim design allowed the shooters to navigate the crowds to get the shots they […]
Traveling light with the Photo Sport Sling...Photos of LoweproWhile in Iceland last week I climbed to the Falljokull ice fall on Vatnajokull Glacier. This was one of those instances where "less was definitely more". The lightweight Photo Sport Sling 100AW was just the ticket. It let me bring a Nikon D800 body, 70-200 f/4 lens and extra foul weather […]
Now that looks like something fun to shoot (and do)!MPEX Photo of the DayMPEX Photo of the Day "Let It Loose" by Grace Toribio June Contest - ADVENTURE http://mpex.com/photo-contest Sponsored by @[22111120128:274:Lowepro]!Check out MPEX's Photo of the Day! Every day a new photo from our current monthly photo competition. […]
Pro shooter Ian Spanier writes, "Small shoot, love my Lowepro pro roller,camera, photoflex lights, and computer all in one case."Twitter / ianspanierphoto: Small shoot, love my @Lowepro ...twitter.com […]