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Adventure of a Lifetime: Summit Adventure Workshop 2021

The 2021 Adventure workshop was incredible for faculty and students alike! The instructors are at the top of their field and were thrilled to be working with such enthusiastic and talented students. The students blew us away with their incredible imagery and only got better day after day! Check out some of the highlights below! …

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Blinded by the Light: 2021 Lighting Workshop Recap

We had a fantastic time at the 2021 Lighting Workshop in Denver, CO! A group of students with varying levels of experience gathered in the heart of downtown with four outstanding instructors: JC Carey, Matt Hernandez, Taylor Ballantyne, and Dave Black. They learned the art of lighting, skills to improve their lighting technique, how light …

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Roundup: 5 Documentaries to Watch this Weekend

Get inspired, learn something new, and be entertained this weekend with these five documentaries by Summit Instructors! https://youtu.be/0I_yaiyzvrc 1) Nigerians Fight to Protect the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal – Pangolins are believed to be the most trafficked mammals in the world. As the four Asian species of pangolins have dwindled, poachers are increasingly turning to …

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day Summit Community! We at Summit are thrilled to take this opportunity to celebrate the Earth and reflect on ways we can be more sustainable. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate the incredible group of Summit Instructors who have dedicated their lives to conservation. We all know the power that visual …

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Summit Peru 2018 Recap

In November 2018 Summit traveled deep into the Peruvian Amazon on a phenomenal photography worksop. Here’s a sneak peak at the grand adventure we had.   Summit Peru 2019 is open for registration- Click Here for info  

Tuesday Video Tips: Image Sensors Explained

Let’s be honest, you don’t really know how the image sensor in your camera works – but that’s okay because most people don’t! Not to fear, the great people over at Techquickie made a quick video, Image Sensors Explained, explaining how image sensors really work and the differences between different types of image sensors like CCD and …

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Nikon Announces 3 New Lenses: 28mm f/1.4 prime, DX 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6 wide angle, and 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5 fisheye

Nikon has just unveiled three new NIKKOR lenses that are sure to cause a stir in the “small focal length community.” Introducing the AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.4E ED, AF-P DX NIKKOR 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, and AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED. The 28mm prime lens is part of NIKKOR’s Gold Ring Series, the 10-20mm wide angle …

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126-year-old statue destroyed

126-Year-Old Statue Destroyed by Selfie-Taking 24-Year-Old

A selfie-taking 24-year-old in Portugal is in the news after toppling and destroying a 126-year-old statue while trying to take a selfie. Hopefully he got the last picture of the statue intact… The statue in question was one of child-king Dom Sebastiao and it was sitting atop a pedestal in Rossio railway station in Lisbon for …

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Kickstarter Campaign to Replace Ads with Pictures of Cats

The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service, or C.A.T.S., just launched an absolutely hilarious and ridiculous Kickstarter campaign that aims to replace every single ad in a London subway station with a picture of cats. No, really. With a goal of $33,076 and 213 backers so far, this campaign is as real as it gets. As the Kickstarter campaign …

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Animation Created With Old Photos From Early 1900’s

Photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia created a stunning short film called “The Old New World” in which old black and white photos from the early 1900’s were animated and brought to life. It is a “photo-based animation project,” that offers a “travel back in time with a little steampunk time machine,” Zakharov says. “The …

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One Bag to Rule Them All: The Think Tank Production Manager 50

Think Tank Photo makes some of the absolute best camera bags in the business, bags that can not only hold your camera body and lenses but also your lighting equipment, batteries, tripods, cables and just about everything you’ll need on a photo shoot. Think Tank Photo’s newest bag, the Production Manager 50, is surely no exception …

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On the Trail of Ansel Adams: Shooting Yosemite El Capitan

Join Serge Remelli in his video “On the Trail of Ansel Adams: Shooting Yosemite El Capitan” as he follows the trail Ansel Adams took through Yosemite National Park. Remelli discusses what type of lenses and locations Adams used for his iconic shots as Remelli tries to imitate them. Remelli also shows so fun editing tricks for …

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Lord & Taylor Settles with FTC over deceptive marketing via paid Instagram posts

Lord & Taylor Settles With FTC Over Paid Instagram Posts

Department store chain Lord & Taylor is one of many companies to come under attack for the increasing prevalence of “native advertising,” or paid ads that are passed off as editorial content. The company has settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission that it used deceptive marketing with its paid advertising on Instagram. The FTC’s complaint …

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Thieves Steal Wedding Photos, Photographer Begs For Them Back

BOSTON – A wedding photographer whose equipment was stolen out of her car following a Saturday night wedding has lost all of the photos of her client’s most important, special day. Francielle Santo, who runs a photography business, is now offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of her memory cards containing her clients’ …

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Lee’s Super Stopper 15-Stop ND Filter Turns a 2 Sec Exposure Into 17 Hours

Super Stopper 15-Stop ND Filter Turns a 2 Sec Exposure Into 17 Hours

Lee Filters is adding a new neutral density filer to it’s lineup called the Super Stopper. The Super Stopper limits the amount of light that hits your camera’s sensor by 15 stops, meaning that an ordinary 2-second exposure would take over 17 hours to expose through the filer. The new Super Stopper filter joins the …

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B&H Sued by US Government

B&H Sued by US Gov’t for Discrimination, Calls Claims “Bizarre”

It’s been a rough stretch for B&H Photo Video. The last couple months have not been good to B&H Photo Video, one of the largest photography retailers in the world. A few months ago, the company was hit with accusations of mistreatment and discrimination and even saw its workers protest and unionize. But now things …

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Police in riot gear watch protesters in Ferguson, Mo. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. On Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, a white police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, in the St. Louis suburb. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Federal Judge: Photographing Police Not Always Protected by 1st Amendment

Last Friday, a federal judge ruled that photographing and filming police officers is not always protected by the First Amendment.  The two cases that brought about the dramatic ruling were Fields vs. City of Philadelphia and Geraci vs. City of Philadelphia, which both involved citizens being detained for photographing police officers. Federal District Court Judge …

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NPPA Board Appoints Brad Smith, Chelsea Matiash

Summit Instructor Brad Smith Appointed to NPPA Board of Directors

  Our long-time sports workshop instructor Brad Smith was one of two new members appointed to NPPA’s board of directors by NPPA President Melissa Lyttle. Smith and visual journalist Chelsea Matiash have agreed to terms to fill two of the NPPA’s three appointed board seats. The third presidentially-appointed board member, Danese Kenon, agreed to remain …

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Infographic: How to Become a Pro Photographer

The photography industry continues to evolve and adapt to todays technologies and societal norms, but how does that affect the aspiring professional photographer? On one hand, photography equipment and resources have become cheaper and more accessible. On the other hand, the ubiquitousness of the pocket camera (the smartphone) has raised the standards and expectations for …

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‘4D’ Portrait Captured by 53 GoPro Cameras

Photos/Video by TimeSlice Films. Shooting a portrait on a still-camera will produce a two-dimensional image. Whether you are the Peter Hurley of portraits or a rookie, your picture will come out as a “flat,” two-dimensional image. That is in contrast to what happens when you stitch several two-dimensional images together to create a three-dimensional portrait. In …

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