If you live in the DC area, or travel here for the Cherry Blossom Festival, looks like they’ve settled on some dates. This year it looks like between March 26th and March 30th will be the peak times for the cherry blossoms for 2013.
If you’ve got a new Canon 600EX-RT Flash, you might want to check out the Photo Tuts+ website. They just posted a nice article on how to use this new flash from Canon.
The Washington Post has an interview with Norm Hatch. His might not be a name you recognize, but I’m sure you’d recognize a photo he witnessed happen in real life. He was there when Joe Rosenthal, a photographer for the Associated Press, took the famous photograph of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima:
Some pretty cool photos here of swarming starlings at sunset. A swarm of 50,000 birds all moving together in the sky provided an extra added element for photographer Keith Morris. There’s even a video of the birds moving together at the link.
Pretty cool examples of the use of perspective photography here. Perspective photography is when you line up items in the shot so that small items look large and/or large items look small. With some careful planning you can easily do them!
For those of you in the market for a Canon 6D or a 5D Mark III (which there are a LOT of you when I look at the hits I get on my posts of raw samples for the two cameras), ePHOTOzine has posted a comparison between these two cameras. If you are on the fence and looking to upgrade to one of these two bodies, check it out along with my raw sample posts for the cameras (raw samples Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
Just found out about this, it’s already been to New York but is coming to Washington DC and then Houston. The National Gallery of Art is having an exhibit called Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop. It’s a collect of photographs numbering almost 200 that show manipulation before Photoshop was even around. These photos range from the 1840s up to the 1980s. For Washington DC the exhibit will be running from February 17th to May 5th, 2013. Then the exhibit will move to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and be there from July to October 2013. If you are near either museum sounds like it should be an interesting exhibit!