Canon 7D Mark 2 raw files win10

I don’t know how or why, but after some updates this last couple of days, I can now view actual thumbnails of my 7D2 raw files in windows explorer on Windows 10. I’m not sure if it was an adobe update (which iirc was a week or two ago) or this recent round of Win10 updates. Having been on mini vacay kinda fuzzed up my memory.

So, if you still can’t see your Canon 7D2 raw file thumbnails in windows explorer check if you’re up to date on your software (Adobe and Windows).

Results from 63rd SIPA

My results from the 63rd Singapore International Photo Awards 2016. Another 2 certificates of acceptance. At least these two accepted photos are different from the accepted photos at the Art Reflection Photo Exhibition

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Photographic Society of Sri Lanka

Photographic Society of Sri Lanka‘s international photography competition, open for entries. Details HERE.

FIAP, RPS, GPU, ICS patronage. Good Luck!

Results: Art Reflection Photo Exhibition

The results are out! Check it out HERE.

Squad of fighter jets thundering down.

Squad of fighter jets thundering down.

This is the first time I entered a FIAP, PSA, GPU recognized competition. I entered 3 categories (4 images each). My results were one acceptance in Open Color category and one acceptance in the Travel Category. Goose egg in the Open Monochrome.

Mixed emotions for me right now. First competition, positive results! Didn’t win an award but got some recognition. I realize that I need to work on my “photo sense” I think. My least favorite photo of the bunch was accepted (I almost didn’t submit it) and my most favorite wasn’t accepted.

Reflections FIAP 2016

Reflections FIAP 2016

Challenge Accepted. Fire under chair status: RAGING ! If you’re interested in Fiap, PSA, GPU competitions as well, you can check our listing here. If you know of any please drop us a note and we’ll add it to the list.

Emerging Talent Awards – Lensculture

Check this out:

“We invite you to enter our 4th annual Emerging Talent Awards, which are dedicated to discovering the best emerging photographers from all over the world. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.”


Free Photography Course

Lectures on Digital Photography: How cameras work, and how to take good pictures using them. Here’s the site.

Taught by Marc Levoy, Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Stanford, and Principal Engineer at Google.

Course description

“An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography. We will also survey the history of photography, look at the work of famous photographers, and talk about composing strong photographs.”

Articles as seen on Petapixel and Phoblographer.

Modular camera for Motorola Moto Z

Popular Photography has an article that details Motorola’s team up with Hasselblad to come up with a camera modular add on for the Moto Z Smartphone. Read more on this in the article by HERE.

View Motorola’s marketing of it HERE. To learn about Hasselblad, visit their website

Of course there are other variants for other phones as noted by Popular Photography,  such as:

Sony Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100

The DxO One Is a Supercharged iPhone Camera

Looks interesting!

Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0

WOW! I thought ThinkTank Photo’s Naked ShapeShifter was cool. This bag by MindShift Gear, Moose Peterson MP-1 V2.0, looks awesome…maybe even better for what I have in mind for my gear than the TTP Naked Shapeshifter!

I can’t wait to check this out, even though it is on the pricier side.