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National Geographic is Hazardous Work

To get a cover for National Geographic is one of the most prestigious honors a photographer can aspire to. What most of us will never understand is what goes into the creation of such a photo. The Photo Society has recently documented some of the unusual hazards of working as a photographer for National Geographic. Read it all here.

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Soft Lenses?

Have you ever wondered if you have a soft lens? Roger Cicala of has written a fantastic (and very technical) article on sharpness variations between lenses, cameras, and auto-focus systems. Check it out here.

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Displaying your Photos on iPad

Your iPad is a great tool for sharing photos with a client over a cappuccino, but if you want to do more than what the built in photo app provides, you might find the task daunting. Here’s a great review from the folks over at DPreview on 8 different iPad apps for displaying your portfolio.

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Nikon Announces SB-910 Speedlight

Nikon has updated its flagship speedlight with better zoom control, a much improved GUI operating system, and better thermal control to keep the flash from overheating.

Read the rest of the story here.

Order one today from BH Photo Video:

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2012 IPS Schedule

IPS PhotoEx
2011 has been a great year for IPS, and we are eagerly looking forward to 2012. While we don’t have all the details nailed down yet, we wanted to let you know when and where we will be next year.

Prizewinning Photography 1 and 2 Workshops

We will be hosting three sets of PWP1 and PWP2 workshops in Manitou Springs, CO and Portland, OR. There will not be any other PWP1 or PWP2 workshops in 2012.

PWP1 | April 9-13, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO
PWP2 | April  16-20, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO

PWP1 | August, 2012 | Portland, OR
PWP2 | August, 2012 | Portland, OR

PWP1 | September 17-21, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO
PWP2 | September 24-28, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO


Portraiture & Lighting Workshops

We will be offering two Portraiture & Lighting workshops led by Benjamin Derkin and Jocelyn Gillson. Both of these workshops will be held in Manitou Springs, CO.

P&L | April 16-20, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO

P&L | September 24-28, 2012 | Manitou Springs, CO



We are really excited to be able to offer 2 outstanding PhotoEx opportunities in 2012. The details are still coming in, but we will be hosting a photo tour of London and Paris in June, and our 7th New Zealand Experience in November. We are working hard to have these events published and open to registration by January 1, 2012.

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