Photography for Kids Fosters New Generation of Shooters

Photography for Kids in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania began life as a youth photo camp under the Harrisburg Camera Club in 2008. Sponsored by Canon Professional Services, the 501 C (3) organization is now a program of Jump Street, and is dedicated to teaching children the basics of photography.


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“As part of our community outreach, youth from qualified families earning less than 50% of median income in the region are given an opportunity to attend the photo camps with their tuition fully covered,” explains Charlie Smith, who developed the PFK program. He’s also a profressional photographer and educator. “We also work with local and regional agencies to provide an opportunity for unserved and at-risk youth. The immediate and advanced level program is a college level course geared for the serious student who plan to further their photography studies in higher education, a credited art school or start their own photography biz.”

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David Stoddart on the Vertical Panorama

Everything changed for David Stoddart when he discovered HDR photography. A longtime fan of graphics, digital art, and gaming, Stoddart began a six-month immersion in online video tutorials and books until he felt he understood the art and practice of HDR imagery. Here is his explanation of how he created the following photograph, step by step.

HDR Vertorama Photography, a strange beast, a Vertical Panorama shot made with many bracketed exposures. Here’s one I recently completed, it’s St. Mary’s Church, Huntingfield in Suffolk, U.K.

©David Stoddart

©David Stoddart

I needed some specialist kit and software for this type of shot, as it wasn’t your average photographer’s day out.

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Resources from Jay and Varina

Team Induro members Jay and Varina Patel have put together a great resource of educational articles for photographers. Covering everything from majoring in Art to the nuts and bolts of running a photography business, these articles are not to be missed by photographers interested in furthering their career in the art.

Both Jay and Varina are using the Induro CT113 and the BHL1 Ballhead.

©2013 Varina Patel

©2013 Varina Patel

Don’t miss this vast amount of first-hand knowledge of how to better both your practice and your business. Best of all, they’re free!

See more of Jay Patel and Varina Patel on their sites. Don’t miss their series of Photography eBooks.


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Photo Brigade Hosting Instagram Photo Contest


The Photo Brigade is hosting an Instagram photo contest. The theme is “One is the Loneliest Number.” The top prize to the winner is an Induro CT114.

This week’s Instagram contest theme is “One is the Loneliest Number” and was chosen by this week’s judge, Jeremiah Bogert, photo editor of The L.A. Times. Let your imagination go wild with this week’s theme. Remember to tag your photos #PBInstaCageMatch and submit entries on our Facebook page. Jeremiah’s pick will win an Induro Photo Tripod valued over $250 and a feature on the PhotoBrigade blog! Get your entries in by September 1st! See more here.

Photo Brigade Instagram Photo Contest page on Facebook.

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Bret Edge’s Landscape Photography

Bret Edge has published a blog post about the 25% Instant Rebate on Induro carbon fiber tripods. He also sent us a few great photos of his Induro gear in action, along with comments.

©Bret Edge

©Bret Edge

“I’ve been using my Induro CT213 carbon fiber tripod for six months now and am positively thrilled with its performance,” writes Edge. “It’s everything a tripod used for outdoor photography needs to be: lightweight, sturdy, easy to use and most importantly – reliable. I don’t hesitate to recommend them and right now Induro is offering a 25% instant rebate on their entire line-up of already fairly-priced carbon fiber tripods.”

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New Induro Hi-Hat Video Released

A new video for the Induro Hi-Hat has been released. Featuring cinematographer Richard Patterson, the video details why this is most versatile hi-hat ever made.

“I really like the Induro Hi-Hat for it’s compact size, ease of use, and versatility in the field,” says Patterson. “It’s proven to be a valuable tool on many shoots requiring a low-angle shot or balancing sliders on uneven terrain.”

“The Hi-Hat fits easily in my existing tripod case, and can be mounted on a ladder, a delicate surface, and then I can quickly unlock the ball head of my fluid head and place it right back on top of my regular tripod sticks,” Patterson adds. “Versatility, ease of use, lightweight, and compactness are the four main attributes of the Induro Hi-Hat I rely on most. I wish it was always this simple when buying gear.”

Useful for photo and video projects, the Induro Hi-Hat is available in both 75mm and 100mm versions.

Rick Sammon Recreates Rembrandt

Photographer Rick Sammon has posted a blog story on how he’s reproduced his second Rembrandt portrait. Unlike more gimmicky productions, Sammon has created an inspired homage to the original painting.

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This is the second time Sammon has recreated a Rembrandt. Several years ago he tried his hand at “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” The blog post details how he created both portraits to mimic the gentle light Rembrandt is famous for.

A Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens was used to create the photo. Sammon perched his rig on his Induro CT214 tripod.

Check out more of Rick Sammon’s work by connecting with his site. Find him on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.


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Hi-Hat Spotted on Set of Ian Strange’s SUBURBAN

Ian Strange is a visual artist who’s currently working on a compelling new project entitled SUBURBAN. It involves site specific installations, photography, and video and will be on display in the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia from July 26th through September 15th.

Check out the video above to learn more about the project and to see Induro’s 100mm Hi-Hat at work on set! Riding on a dolly, the tripod holds a RED Epic camera on an OConnor head.

© Ian Strange

© Ian Strange

© Ian Strange

© Ian Strange

All images and quotes in this post are used with permission and ©Ian Strange, all rights reserved; story is ©Induro. Please respect and support photographers’ rights. Feel free to link to this blog post, but please do not replicate or re-post elsewhere without written permission.

Jean-Pierre Lavoie’s Icelandic Panoramas

Jean-Pierre Lavoie is a professional panoramic photographer based in Montreal, Canada. He is a former electronics engineer who switched to full-time photography six years ago. He works actively to promote the art and practice of modern panoramic photography.

Jokulsarlon beach and opening to Atlantic. ©Jean-Pierre Lavoie

Jokulsarlon beach and opening to Atlantic. ©Jean-Pierre Lavoie

Lavoie is also testing and giving technical feedback to the Google team building the new Photo Sphere. Jean-Pierre specializes in creating 360 degree interactive panoramic images for the Web and various clients.

When the city of Detroit recently filed for bankruptcy, some newspapers wrote articles either about or including Lavoie’s interactive virtual tours of the ruins of Detroit. He went there in 2009 for a few days to make a series of images.

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Finding Beauty in the Details in Architectural Photography

© Jose Garrido

© Jose Garrido

Jose Garrido is an architect with a serious photography habit. Photography, for him, is a way of studying the architecture that surrounds us and revealing the beauty that goes into every detail.

“Involution,” above, is a shot of the Metropol Parasol (2005-2011) in Seville, Spain by architect Jürgen Mayer-Hermann. Inspired by the shapes of mushrooms, this fantastical wooden structure houses a museum, market, and public spaces. With such a visually interesting subject, almost any photo is sure to look at least somewhat interesting. Jose, though, uses photography to express his interest in the piece from his perspective as an architect.

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