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Digital Macro

Photographer Rishad Mistri invites the Two Minute Review to take a look at the unique capabilities of the digital macro on a simple Canon PowerShot digital camera.  Because of the size of the lens and the way that it compresses space, small objects take on a strange perspective different than what you would get with a traditional macro lens.  Watch the video to see more!

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Earthly Eden

Kevin Russ might just live in paradise.

Bleached by the sun, blessed by the rain and fed on the holy creative spirit, his painterly shots of people and places on America’s West Coast evoke mystical feelings of faded eternal beauty.

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Smile Like You Mean It

We close out our month-long Canon T3i/600D obsession with three gorgeous portraits from Spanish photographer Maria Jose Perez.  Maria utilizes several tools to give her shots a wistful vintage feel: sun flare, bleaching out colors in post, wardrobe, and perhaps most importantly, a great feel for people that comes through in the expressions on her models.

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Different photographers excel in different areas.  This is often most apparent at the outset of a photographer’s career, when his or her influences and inspirations are exceptionally pronounced.  Marcel Rainer, an Austrian photographer on the cusp of turning twenty, has an eye for color.  Whether shooting nature or still life, people or places, day or night, Rainer is always attuned to the power and meaning of color.  Like all of our January 2012 featured photographers, Rainer shoots on a Canon T3i/600D.

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Self Portraiture

Photographer Monica Felix on the art and craft of self-portraiture.

After graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, Rìo Piedras Campus with a B.A. in Communications in 2006, Monica became formally employed in the world of advertising at Arco.  Parallel to her work as an account executive she developed her personal projects, like photography, art videos, theater and photomontages. In 2007, she moved to New York City to study photography at Pratt Institute. The experience opened up the search process of the main themes that Félix explores in her conceptual work. Artists like Annie Leibowitz, Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Gregory Crewdson, David LaChapelle and Fabian Vergara are key references in Félix’s images, who has looked to establish dialogues with their works, as well as stepping back to develop her own commentary from her life experiences. Currently, she works as an independent photographer in New York City and Puerto Rico.

See more of Monica’s work, including fashion, editorial, fine art portraiture, weddings, and more at http://www.monicafelix.com

Special thanks to the Grace Hotel, New York.

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Lost and Found

Markus Thompson found this Canon 1000D in the Pacific Ocean, where it had been underwater for one year.   The SD card in the camera still works and now Markus is using Google+ to look for the owner.  Here’s his original post:

For Sale: Canon EOS 1000D
Description: only used underwater once, in the Pacific Ocean, for approximately one year.

Actual story: found off the end of a wharf in Deep Bay, BC while I was diving on a job for the harbour. I removed the SD card, cleaned it up, stuck it in a card reader and after being underwater in a corroding camera since August 2010 – it works! Approximately 50 pictures on the card from a family vacation. If you know a fire fighter from British Columbia whose team won the Pacific Regional Firefit competition, has a lovely wife and (now) 2 year old daughter – let me know. I would love to get them their vacation photos 🙂

There are other clues on within the pictures – I think we should be able to track them down (not sure he’ll want the camera back tho).

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