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The X-Rite Newsstand for 10/6-10/12


by Jeff Lazell – October 8th, 2014

Welcome to the X-Rite Newsstand a weekly collection of links to great photography content around the web. Posted midweek. We hope this will help you be informed, be inspired, and get you over the mid week hump. Enjoy!


Image Copyright Clay Cook

Six Reasons Why Your Light Is Not Right by Clay Cook

“We’ve all been there, stuck with bad light and fresh out of ideas. I may spend up to an hour pre-lighting before a model or subject steps onto set, I work out the kinks and make sure everything is how it should be. But, despite my best efforts to make it right, every now and then I run out of time and have to wing it. We all have our “go to” lighting scenarios, but when you’re standing in unknown territory, keep the following tips in mind and you just might make it through the storm”. Read More at Fstoppers


Choose Your Environment with Colorup Lamp by Pega D&E

Whether we like it or not, consciously or subconsciously, color plays a strong role in our lives. It is a stimulant with a long history demonstrating how it affects our emotions at any given moment. Combinations of it are used in advertisements to generate impulsive shopping, in paintings to express passion, and in venues to create an atmosphere. ‘Colorup’ is a table lamp by pega D&E that can mimic the hues and shades of anything that surrounds you, giving you the ability to transform your living room into a lounge, a library, or a pizza joint”. Read More at DesignBoom


A New Imaging System Beats the Human Eye 12 Times Over by Michael Byrne

“Researchers at the University of Grenada have come up with a new system that purports to be 12 times more powerful than either the human eye or conventional camera techniques. Their technique, which is described in this week’s edition ofApplied Optics, involves a new light-sensing technology that’s capable of extracting the full color information of a scene (or the pixel of a scene) without the need for filters”. Read More at Vice Motherboard


National Geographic Photo Contest

“As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Last year, we received more than 7,000 entries from over 150 countries, with professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts across the globe participating. Well, it’s that time of year again—send us your best shots in any of these three categories: people, places and nature. Please submit images that accurately reflect the captured moment in time. In other words, keep it real”. Dead line for entries is October 31st Read More at NatGeo


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