Dream A Dream (Publish A Book) – Photo Book X302124

Dream A Dream (Publish A Book) - Photo Book X302124

The idea of printing a photo book is always tempting to me.

However the book will just sit there and collect dust afterwards.

May be I should save the trees and let the pictures be stored in the hard drive or just showing them on Flickr … :o(

Have a great weekend!

The following is the original story posted before.

As photographers, I think most of us love to show our pictures in print form instead of just display on computer monitor screen. There are many great ways to show photo works in print form. One is to show large framed prints in a good gallery or museums such as Louvre (like Cartier-Bresson!), Tate Modern or MoMA. Another way is to publish a book.

Nowadays self publishing is very popular. There are so many photo labs and websites offering photo book printing. Still this is very different from the publishing done by a professional fine arts/photography publisher because they have professional designer and editors to make your works presented in the best format, with professional printing and quality paper.

Anyway these are all dreams to a no-name amateur like me. Recently a local photo lab is offering 40% discount on photo book printing and I did a 20-pages book for my B&W pictures. B&W is one of my constant interests. Nobody will publish a book for me and let’s DIY and dream a dream!

Happy Wednesday!

Posted by Harris Hui (in search of light) on 2016-01-22 23:48:00

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M31 and late Perseids

M31 and late Perseids

It is a great night when I get to revisit an old friend, The Great Galaxy in Andromeda, also known as M31. I had no idea there were two meteors streaking in parallel past the target until I got the images on the computer monitor. The bottom one is much fainter but can be seen passing just below Nu Andromedae, the bright blue star near the bottom of the frame. These are remnants of the dust cloud that produces the annual Perseid meteor shower in mid-August. Despite the full moon coinciding with the peak of the Perseids this year, I saw many bright meteors and the tail end of the dust cloud is still producing some. Prince George, BC. Aug 22, 2014.

Posted by jbinpg on 2014-08-24 06:43:12

Tagged: , M31 , Great Galaxy in Andromeda , Andromeda Galaxy , late Perseid meteors , Prince George , BC , Canada

Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, BC, Canada

Long Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, BC, Canada

Summer 2014 at Pacific Rim National Park, Canada

I finally made it to Pacific Rim National Park, and this picture made it clear, Pacific Rim is a destination for photographers. With over 2 million visitors a year, Pacific Rim is one of the best travel destination in Canada for it Coastal Rain Forest, long and easy walking beach, a multitude of coves, islands, and rocks foration, a numerous pathway and trails well maintain, and viewing the sunset on the Pacific Ocean Coast, should be on your bucket list.

I made this shot at Long Beach 10 km North of Uclulet with the full moon in the sky at the same time than the sunset colors, which made this picture out of normal scenery. Long beach is a fabulous place for minimalist photography with the Incinerator Rock, here on the image; witch gives an outstanding subject to this beach picture. The beach is so easy to walk, that it is like walking on concrete. The sand is made with coral and mussels debris, and it is so compact, that you do not leave any foot print when you are taking picture, pretty awesome for wild pictures, especially when you have thousands of travelers passing by your frame during the day, but at sunset, it is a quiet place with only the beach bum surfers hanging around a camp fire on the beach.

Tip of the day

Camera and lenses maintenance:

You have a car, so you have to change your brakes, tire and oil periodically, so your camera and lenses are the same, and need to be updated, clean and possibly fix or change after a while of use. I had learn over the years, that deleting dots in my pictures, and still doing it sometime, is a pain in where you know. So, here the main things you should do for improving your pictures, and I think it is one of the most valuable ways to obtain great picture.

After each session you should:

Clean the exterior of your camera

Clean the inside sensor of your camera with a Flat Q-Tips (you will found these cleaners items in a photography store, it is a flat Q-tips, and if you can buy a glass magnifier for the inside camera cleaning, worth the move for a great cleaning)
Clean all lenses, water is the only thing you will use and on clean clothes (best cleaning clothes are the ones for eye glasses), no paper towel, or you will have a hard time to remove all the fibers in and out your equipment. (Please, do not use Windex or glasses cleaner, you will blur the lenses and the mirror). Finish the cleaning outside the equipment with a hair brush or Dry Air in can (The one we use for cleaning keyboard, never spray air inside the equipment or you will push the dust in inaccessible corner of the camera,), do not use air compressor, air compressor have small particles of rust or dust inside the tank and ose, and it can scratch your glasses and mirror.

Reorganize your bag pack, and always put your stuff at the same place, you will have speed on site with this process.
The inside motor will have to be replace after 50 000 flick or more depending on your warranty or camera manual. This motor after a certain amount of shot, will start bugging you on site, and will crash in the worst moment.

Always format you memory card, you want have space for the next photo session.

Update your camera on the website of your camera brand, not on a mysterious and suspicious website. Plug your camera on your computer and update the software inside it, which will help you to be up to date with the technology for working on your favorite photo editor software.

Update your editor software with your new equipment, it will correct automatically default in you upload your new photos.

Warning

Do not attempt to open a lenses (I did it before, and it is made in sterile environment, because in the air, there is always dust, and when you open it, you bring more dust). It is preferable to send your lens to the brand company of your lens for a cleanup, and do not trust a jobber who will tell you that he can do it for less money. (It remember me when I had my first house and I hired three of my friend for a renovation, it had cost me more to fix it, then it could cost me with a professional)

Thank guys, I saw this morning on my email, that I had more than 300 emails about my photography. For me, it is great, it is keeping me busy to reply, and also learn more about photography when I a passing by your website. Do not forget, each time you use your photography equipment, keep it clean and up to date, and it will last for a long time but also will be ready to shoot great pictures at any moments. Cheers!

Copyright ©Robert Bellefleur, Rambler Photography. All my images are protected under international author’s copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.

Posted by Rambler Photography on 2015-02-15 17:28:10

Tagged: , Art , Art Gallery , BC , British Columbia , Camera , Canada , Canon , Collection , Fine Art Photography , Image , Incinarator Rock , Light Painting , Long Beach , Pacific Rim National Park , Photograph , Photoshop , Picture , Rambler Photography , Robert Bellefleur , Sunset , Tofino , Vancouver Island , Wilderness

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2013-11-08 19:44:27

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , bc , building , buildings , canada , d600 , downtown , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 19:06:29

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-07 00:51:39

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , SPN-31 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown

Street Fashion

Street Fashion

Amanda L @amandalomonaco at 365Project.org challenged me this week to: "try your hand at some candid street photography".

This is my first response. I tried a few others today, but didn’t think them worthy of picture of the day, let alone challenge worthy. But, I did like this one.

This was my last day renting the Rokinon 14mm ultrawide lens, firing it on my Nikon D600. I am ecstatic about my new Artic Butterfly sensor cleaner; it removed almost every spec of dust on the first try. No dust clean up on this shot at all!

As a bonus, for some wonderful unknown reason, my Nikon D600 is now recording all the exposure information into the EXIF data, so I have that on record for each of these shots. My first shots on this non-CPU didn’t do that, even after setting up the lens parameters in the non-CPU configuration screen.

Such a decent shot, even all the way to ISO 1250. Very little noise reduction done, and even that was very well behaved in the new Adobe Camera Raw 7.3 final release candidate, under Lightroom’s control.

Shot for 1/40 second at f/11, ISO 1250 on my Nikon D600, using the 14mm Rokinon ultrawide manaul focus lens.

Posted by Cameron Knowlton on 2012-12-05 07:35:40

Tagged: , street , photography , ultra , wide , angle , Get-Pushed-20 , bc , building , canada , d600 , fashion , model , nikon , potd , reflection , reflections , rokinon , ultrawide , victoria , wideangle , window , street photography , SPN-31 , architectural , architecture , buildings , downtown