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The wait is over! After releasing the Canon version of their iPhone remote control app earlier this year, now OnOne Software has released a Nikon version of their app which lets you control your Nikon DSLR wirelessly from your iPhone or iPod Touch. I haven't given it a studio test yet (that's coming next week), but basically what this puppy does is let you take control over your tethered Nikon DSLR, letting you change your f/stop, shutter speed----you can even use LiveView to see what you're camera's seeing (right from your iPhone)----and then use it actually take the photo wirelessly (think about using this when you're shooting the kids!). Anyway, you just gotta love that, technology like this for both Nikon and Canon shooters, is starting to appear. It's $19.99 and you can buy it from the iTunes Store. Way to go OnOne!!!! Here's…

Hi Gang: A friend turned me on to Journeys Unforgettable, and their amazingly unique photographic workshops. Here's the scoop on their next one (which is coming in October) which is going to Zambia & Zimbabwe (and I'm passing this on because NAPP members get $500 off). If you've got a sec; check out the details below (wish I could go!). ------ Join Host Journeys Unforgettable with Special Guest 2008 BBC Wildlife Photographer of The Year: Miguel Lasa and Dana Allen for an Extraordinary Unforgettable Photo Adventure into the Heart of the Wilderness to Zambia & Zimbabwe. Miguel Lasa who was recently featured in the June 2009 Issue of Outdoor Photographer may be a physican by training, but he's a top wildlife photographer by avocation.  Some of his top tips for your best wildlife photo moments are:  Passion & Patience, Understand Animal Behavior, Use a…

I guess it depends on how you look at it. (NOTE: before you post a comment; please read Mike's comments in the next post below, which explains what happened, and why FSU is absolutely not to blame). You all know that on Monday we announced the winner for our "Shoot on The Sidelines with Scott & Mike," contest, and Alex Walker, a really talented amateur sports photographer from Virginia won with an incredible shot of his son taken during a soccer (football) match. You probably also know that a very vocal group of sports photographers were outraged at the fact that we did this contest in the first place. They didn't feel an amateur, no matter how talented, had any place in "their world." They were very bitter, angry, and made it very clear in online forums that having the winner on the sidelines…

Last night my buddy Mike Olivella gave me a shout with his final pick for the winner of our “Shoot on the Sidelines with Scott & Mike” contest. With over 800 entries, it was an incredibly hard choice for Mike to make, but I won’t make you wait….

….the winner is “Alex Walker,” who took the kick-butt winning shot shown below:


Mike said picking the winner was incredibly tough because there were so many great entries. Below are some of Mike’s other favorites from the contest (Mike told me, and I agree; any of these could have easily been the winner, because each one is that good, and you could make a great case for any of them being the winner, but at the end of the day, you can only pick one). I’m glad I didn’t have Mike’s job (I’m still reeling from choosing a winner for the Worldwide Photo Walk. Whew!

Here’s Mike’s other favorites, and although they didn’t win a prize, they certainly deserve some recognition.

the original catch

“The Original Catch”
By First Team Photography

3659210186_d4d378f7a4 Bringing em out with a bang

“Bringing ’em Out With a Bang”
By Steve Hiscock

Just a reminder---today's the deadline for entering the "Shoot on the sidelines contest with Scott & Mike" contest (where we fly you to a Florida State Seminoles game, wine you and dine you, then you shoot on the sides with me and sports photographers Mike Olivella). Get your entries uploaded by midnight tonight, because we're announcing the winner on Monday!!! Here's the link to the video describing the contest, and here's a link to the flickr group and more details. Hope I'll be shooting with you on the sidelines in just a few short weeks!!!! Good luck everybody! :)

Another photo retouching controversy popped into the news this past week over a recent Self magazine cover featuring singer Kelly Clarkson. The article I saw showed the Self cover, and then a shot of Kelly during a recent daytime concert. (An example from People magazine's Web site is shown above, but it's been picked up by about every media outlet now). Here's a link to an article that showed the same two shots I originally saw. The concert shot of Kelly was particularly unflattering, and looking at the two side-by-side makes it pretty obvious the cover photo had been retouched. In fact, Lucy Danziger (the Editor-in-chief at Self) reportedly admitted that the cover shot had indeed been retouched, (like all cover shots of all similar major magazines---it's not a big secret---they all do it). According to the article, here's what Lucy was quoted as…