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Photography Equipment for Sale

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Hello,

I am Mike Dieter, a retired Des Moines commercial photographer.

All of my camera and some lighting equipment has been sold
and now it’s time to give my remaining equipment a new life.

A general list follows:

  1. Tungsten Lighting:  Lowel and Photogenic with case and replacement lamps.
  2. Light stands: Bogen, Calumet, Mole Richardson, Manfrotto.
  3. Calumet Reflector and Diffuser Set: portable & foldable for studio and location with case.
  4. Canon 550EX:  E-TTL Speedlite Set of 3 with case.
  5. Some camera cases:  F64, Lightware & Misc.
  6. Camera Stand Head: Mejestic 1600 Geared Tripod Head.
  7. Boom Arms and Stand set:  Mole Richardson, Tekno Stands, with Soft Case.
  8. Soft Boxes:  4 Photoflex.
  9. Tripod:  Silk Pro with 909 Head and 10” extension for center post.
  10. Speedotron Strobe Set:   Two 2403CX Power Packs,  4  202VF Lights, Air Cases & Extras.
  11. Light Stands:  Bogen Set of 4 with Case.
  12. Zoom Spot Strobe:  Speedotron  2400ws Focusing Spot Light & 16 Gobo set.
  13. Focusing Strobe Spot:  8” Strand Strobe Focusing Spot Light.
  14. Boom Stand:  Bogen 420 Manfrotto 12 ft Heavy Boom Stand with Sand Bag.
  15. Soft Boxes:  Chimera Soft Box Set of 3 with Speed Rings for Speedotron Lights.

All of this equipment is in very good working condition, clean and well cared for by me.

I am the original owner and only user of all of this equipment.

If you have interest in any of the above send me an email and I will send you a complete list with asking prices.

THANK YOU


MIKE DIETER
mdturn@mchsi.com
1-515-229-6680
PLEASE VISIT MY WEB SITE

http://mikedieter.mikedieterphotography.com/

Homecoming Parade Photo Event

The following is an announcement from the University of Iowa Photography Club.


 

7 October 2014 @ 6:57 PM

We’re going to be photographing the homecoming parade this Friday! We will meet at Java House (211 E Washington St) at 5:10 and then go off. Click here for details.

This round of the photo contest will be ending this Sunday! It’s ending early because we’re changing the program. Make sure you submit a photo as well as vote! There are some great pictures up there. You can find the contest on our Facebook page (not the group page). Currently you can only do one submission per person but that will change.

See you guys there!

Xiang

Facebook Event Page

UI Photography Club Facebook Page

UI Photography Club Facebook Group

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Wikipedia Offering Cash for Photos of National Monuments

Wikipedia is having a photo contest as a way to encourage submission of monument photographs. According to the official announcement from Wikipedia:

“The best individual photographers will win cash prizes of $500, $300, and $150. Institutions can also donate their photos; the best institutional collection contributed will win a prize of $1,000! The deadline is September 30 at 11:59 PM EDT.

To register and submit your photos, visit the Summer of Monuments page.

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University of Iowa Website Incorporates Exceptional Engaging Photography

Website Photography Considerations

For websites to be engaging, they must include high quality photography that captivates the site visitor. The University of Iowa has recently moved toward a responsive website design that features a full width 1100×580 ‘slider’ (slideshow) featured image collection. Selected photos from 24 August 2014 are shown below. There are a few things to be pointed out about these images:

  • File Names. The photos themselves don’t have descriptive file names. That’s fine, although when images are copied it’s sometimes better to include some meta data in the file name such as a date, name of photographer, and description — as well as some SEO helpful keywords. Some information has been added to the repostings here.
  • Credit – Retroactive. The photos don’t include any retroactive credit or caption. This is actually helpful for websites with responsive design because you want the text to continue to be a readable size regardless of how the images are being sized. A retroactive credit is one where the photo itself doesn’t contain a credit, but the person using it will add a credit to the photo or in a caption under it.
  • Credit – Proactive. There’s a growing movement of photographers providing royalty free content to higher education and non-profit organizations. The benefit of not watermarking your name or commercial website on your photography is that it has broader use. Sometimes a photographer’s watermark, name, or copyright statement on a photo can be distracting from other content on the site, the site design, or detract from the photo itself. Often photos need to be cropped or constrained to certain dimensions and sizes. In this process, if your name is on the photo, in the lower right area for example, part of it may get cut off.

Photo Examples

Below are photo examples from the University of Iowa website. They are being used here non-commercially, in the spirit of fair use, for the purpose of promoting the University of Iowa, and for the purpose of driving traffic to the UIOWA website. If anyone has a concern about their use, feel free to contact us. The last photo of a sunset over the UIOWA Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is from the CRWC web page. Click any image for a larger gallery view.

On Iowa Video

Below is a video with glimpses into the On Iowa event.

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Video Profile of Surf Photographer Clark Little

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Video originally published to YouTube on 25 April 2014 by TheInertia.com. On 17 July 2014, NPR had a feature story about Clark Little’s photography.

About

Getting tossed around by shorebreak and slammed into the sand day after day is a rough go; Clark Little wouldn’t have it any other way. In fact, for the North Shore local, it’s all in a good day’s work. But the Waimea addict didn’t grow up snapping shots with his father’s camera like so many photographers do. He instead set out to capture his longtime stomping grounds when his wife came home with a framed photograph of Waimea shorebreak, an image he figured he would be able to easily replicate. Having never owned a camera, he threw a cheap “waterproof” casing over a cheaper point-and-shoot and headed out to the beach. Since that first attempt, Clark has not only emulated his wife’s purchased wall art, but — with a gallery in Haleiwa and international recognition — has become a heavily respected fixture of wave photography.

Special thanks to Tom Servais and Clark Little archives for the gorgeous imagery and Freddy Booth and Peter King for the in-water videos. Check out Clark’s new, 160-page coffee table book, Shorebreak, to see more of his work.

See Clark’s portfolio of beautiful shore break images:

http://www.theinertia.com/surf/clark-little-surf-shorebreak-photos/

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Photographer Request – Conceptual Performance Event

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Summary

I’m looking for a photographer for roughly one hour, this Saturday, July 14th. I am staging a conceptual performance of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and would like live documentation. You will have total creative freedom! Please call me at 207-632-6751. Thanks! Sonja

Event Details

  • Location: This will be a performance in downtown Iowa City.
  • Payment: $30 per hour
  • Deadline: ASAP. Performance is this Saturday.
  • Contact: Sonja Bjelic by email s.bjelic@outlook.com or phone/text 207-632-6751.

Full Frame DSLR: Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD and EF24-105mm IS Lens Kit

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Summary

The Canon 6D is an economical full-frame DSLR camera, ideal for those wanting to move up to a higher quality digital camera.

Kit Purchase Saves Money

The Kit version of the Canon 6D ($2,500 retail / $2,300 sale price) comes with the 6D camera body (valued at $1,900 / $1,700 sale price) and the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens (valued at $1,150.00). Purchased separately, the body and lens would cost $2,850. So, at $2,300, purchasing the kit saves $550.

Available from Amazon and Best Buy

The Canon 6D is available from Amazon and Best Buy as well as other vendors.

Lens Incompatibility

While many Canon lenses will attach to the camera, lenses not designed for a full frame camera will result in vignetting — a circular photo fading to black around the edges. Some reviewers have stated that this is a beneficial and desirable “feature.” However, it reduces the functional use of the camera and lens. The full aperture range is no longer available. So, purchasing the kit as recommended above will get you started with a compatible multi-use lens at a $550 savings. Amazon has a guide to compatible lenses for the Canon 6D.

Telephoto Zoom Lens

A good choice for an additional lens is the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens.

Camera Features – Summary

  • 20.2 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor DSLR and EF24-105mm f4L IS USM Lens
  • 11 Point AF points, 63-zone Dual-Level Metering Sensor
  • Canon iMAGE GATEWAY to Share and Upload Photos Anyhwere on iOS or Android Devices with Free EOS Remote Application
  • Built-in GPS Receiver and Wi-Fi Transmitter
  • Memory Cards: SD/SDHS/SDXC, and Ultra High-Speed (UHS-I) cards

Features – Overview

The EOS 6D DSLR camera is the ideal tool for unlocking your creative vision. It features a 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor, a wide ISO range of 100–25600, expandable to L: 50, H1: 51200, and H2: 102400, for incredible image quality even in low light, and a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor delivers enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed.

A new 11-point AF including a high-precision center cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity allows focusing in extreme low-light conditions, and with continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps, you are ready to capture fast action. Full HD video with manual exposure control, multiple frame rates, and the benefits of a Full-Frame sensor provides stunning performance and creative flexibility. The built-in Wi-Fi® transmitter allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY#, or upload virtually anywhere from your iOS or Android smartphone* with the free download of the EOS Remote app**.

You can use your smartphone for remote camera control and operation (with the EOS Remote app), or even print your images on a Wi-Fi® compatible printer^. Perfect for travel and nature photography, the built-in GPS## allows location data to be recorded while shooting. Compact, lightweight, brilliant low-light performance, and loaded with easy to use features, the EOS 6D is truly the Full-Frame DSLR camera for everyone.

# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
* Compatible with iOS version 5.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply.
** The EOS Remote app will be available soon. This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
^ DPS over IP certified printer is required.
## In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

Newly designed 20.2 Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS sensor

The EOS 6D features a newly developed Canon Full-Frame 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor for high resolution, perfectly detailed images delivered with incredible speed and performance. A 35.8mm x 23.9mm sensor captures images of 5472 x 3648 pixels with a pixel size of 6.55 µm square for fantastic detail and a superior signal-to-noise ratio, resulting in great images from the start. With no conversion factor, the EOS 6D’s sensor ensures that lenses mounted on the camera will deliver the same angle of view they would on a traditional 35mm camera. Working in tandem with the EOS 6D’s DIGIC 5+ Image Processor, the sensor containing a new photodiode structure delivers ISO sensitivities of 100-25600 (with expanded sensitivities of L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400) and can shoot at up to 4.5 frames per second. Wrapped up in the EOS 6D’s compact and lightweight body, photography with a full-frame sensor has never been so easy and so portable.

14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-25600 (L: 50, H1: 51200, H2: 102400)

The EOS 6D offers 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, delivers high standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. The EOS 6D has a standard range of ISO 100-25600 but thanks to the improved signal-to-noise ratio of the newly designed sensor and powerful noise reduction, the camera can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to ISO 51200 (H1), and even expand to ISO 102400 (H2)! Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS 6D has automatic ISO settings, which can be found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for enhanced noise reduction and exceptional processing speed

For a whole new level of performance, the EOS 6D uses a DIGIC 5+ Image Processor. Working with two 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits, and delivering speeds of up to 4.5 fps (RAW + JPEG), the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor improves data processing performance and features new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions, the DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers real-time compensation for chromatic aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of this processor, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.

High Performance Composing and Focus

The EOS 6D has an entirely new 11-point AF system for fast, accurate AF no matter the situation. With its new centered cross-type AF point with EV -3 sensitivity for improved performance and focus in low light, and a newly developed and bright 21mm eye point viewfinder with 97% coverage, the EOS 6D offers impressive performance in both composition and AF, even in the dimmest lighting situations. Offering not only One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, and AI Focus AF, the EOS 6D’s AI Servo focus can be customized with tracking, acceleration and deceleration tracking sensitivities, and 1st or 2nd image priority adjustments. For even more customization, adjustment levels for the wide-angle and telephoto ends of particular lenses can be entered and recorded into the camera’s memory.

iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layering metering sensor

The EOS 6D features Canon’s multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus Color Luminance) Metering System that integrates the camera’s AF system into its readings. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding the chosen AF point(s), this system delivers accurate results, especially in situations where the light changes quickly. The metering sensor enables evaluative, center weighted, partial and spot metering, plus offers 5-step exposure compensation for perfectly exposed images, every time.

High speed continuous shooting up to 4.5 fps allows you to capture fast action.

With continuous shooting speed up to 4.5 frames per second, the EOS 6D keeps up with the action. It is designed to capture the shots photographers want when shooting rapidly unfolding scenes.

EOS HD Video with manual exposure control and multiple frame rates

The EOS 6D captures HD video with a level of sophistication on par with professional movie cameras, offering phenomenal performance on a DSLR. It offers both All-I (UHS-I memory card is required) and IPB compression, supports H.264/MPEG-4 AVC High Profile, and automatically splits files greater than 4GB (FAT specifications) for extended recording without interruption. It offers the option of timecoding during recording only (Rec Run) or at all times (Free Run), useful for multi-camera shoots. It also features improved sound recording adjustment capabilities, offering 64-step volume control accessible through the Quick Control screen during video shooting, as well as a 3.5mm microphone terminal. The CMOS sensor’s drive system significantly increases image processor performance, reducing color artifacts and moiré (a common problem that occurs in scenes with horizontal lines), and ensures that the EOS 6D can record at a number of frame rates up to ISO 25600 in H mode.

All-I. Compresses each frame. Although the file size is larger than IPB, each frame is not affected by the previous and next frames, making it suitable for editing and extracting frames.

IPB. Compresses the movie frame by referencing the previous and next frames. High compression is used, making it suitable for recording long movies.

The simplicity and convenience of Wi-Fi®, built-in.

The new EOS 6D features built-in Wi-Fi®, incorporating cutting edge technology into the camera’s compact and lightweight design. The EOS 6D’s exposure settings such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO, focus, and shutter can be operated wirelessly using an iOS or Android smartphone* with the free Canon EOS Remote app** (available soon). Using a smartphone with the EOS Remote app** installed, shoot remotely from a distance, even in Live View mode, for those difficult-to-capture shots; you can also review images in the EOS 6D without having to take it out of the bag, and easily transfer and save images directly from the camera to a smartphone.

Full DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatibility means easy sharing between the EOS 6D and other DLNA products, like HDTVs, smartphones and more. Still images can even be transferred between two Wi-Fi enabled Canon cameras over a Local Area Network. Images and video can be uploaded instantly to CANON iMAGE GATEWAY# for easy sharing on social networking sites, and photos can even be printed on a Wi-Fi® compatible printer^ without the need for a PC. Remarkably, the EOS 6D gains all of these wireless features without the need for any additional accessories; they’re built right in!

* Compatible with iOS version 5.0 or later and Android devices version 2.3/4.0 or later. Data charges may apply.
** The EOS Remote app will be available soon. This software enables you to upload images to social network services. Before uploading images, please be aware that image files may contain privacy related information such as people and places. If necessary, please delete such information. Canon does not obtain, collect or use such images or any information included in such images through this software.
# One-time registration is required on CANON iMAGE GATEWAY.
^ DPS over IP certified printer is required.

Simple GPS, built right in

Ideal for travel or nature photography, the EOS 6D’s built-in GPS## can record longitude, latitude and altitude data as EXIF data, can track movement at set intervals with its logging function and can even set the camera’s internal clock to local time! When using the logger function on a computer, you will see the exact route you travelled, and the map will show you where and when you took each image.

## In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.

Compact and lightweight body with shutter durability tested up to 100,000 cycles

For photographers on the move, there’s nothing quite like the full-frame performance available with the EOS 6D. It’s designed to be portable, light and simple to operate yet doesn’t compromise the quality one expects from EOS SLRs. With an aluminum alloy and polycarbonate chassis and a magnesium polycarbonate resin exterior, plus a shutter rated to 100,000 cycles, the EOS 6D offers the perfect combination of lightweight and durable materials for reliable operation day after day.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System for improved vibration-based dust removal

The Integrated Cleaning System featured in the EOS 6D delivers great dust removal for clearer images. To prevent dust accumulation, the system removes particles on the surface of the glass filter by vibrating the glass ultrasonically. The particles are then absorbed by an adsorbent at the bottom of the unit; the unit itself is completely sealed for protection against external contaminants, and the front face of the low-pass glass filter is treated with an anti-dust fluorine coating, making it easier to remove damp or sticky dust particles.

3.0-inch TFT LCD Monitor

The EOS 6D’s 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor has 1,040,000 dots, anti-reflective construction and features Canon’s Clear View technology for a bright, sharp display in any number of shooting situations. It’s ideal for reviewing settings and images, as well as for shooting in Live View mode. In Live View, grid lines can be displayed in 9 sections, 24 sections, or 9 sections with diagonals, as can the electronic level, which helps ensure accurate level by displaying roll.

For image review, the EOS 6D has a dedicated Magnify/Reduce button. While pressing the button, zooming in or out (up to 10x) is achieved simply by turning the Main Dial. Images can be protected or erased quickly, individually or in batches, and slideshows can be created with some or all images and can be sequenced by date, folders, movies, stills or rating. A feature guide can be accessed for the selected menu, providing detailed reference information whenever needed.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

With its High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode, the EOS 6D can merge 3 images of varying exposure in camera and save them as one final image, capturing a broad range of shadow and highlight detail with stunning tonal range. Adjustable to cover a range of ±3 stops, HDR recording truly expands the parameters of the light and dark detail a camera can actually record, surprising viewers with the range of tones a photograph can accurately recreate.

Multiple Exposure Control

The EOS 6D offers a Multiple Exposure mode for film-like image creation with the convenience of in-camera processing. It offers two different compositing methods for proper exposure and composition: additive or average. Multiple exposure shots from 2 to 9 are stored as one final image and can be taken in both RAW and JPEG shooting modes. A RAW image previously captured by the EOS 6D (3:2 aspect ratio only) can be used as a starting point, and cumulative results can be observed and corrected in real time on the camera’s LCD screen.

Scene Intelligent Auto mode

An enhanced Scene Intelligent Auto mode incorporates a number of Canon technologies to deliver the best possible exposure. Joining Picture Style Auto, Automatic Lighting Optimizer, Automatic White Balance, Autofocus, and Automatic Exposure, Scene Intelligent Auto mode analyzes the image, accounting for faces, colors, brightness, moving objects, contrast, even whether the camera is handheld or on a tripod, and then chooses the exposure and enhancements that bring out the best in any scene or situation.

Special Scene modes

The EOS 6D features a variety of Special Scene modes that achieve high-quality images: Handheld Night Scene and HDR Backlight Control. The Handheld Night Scene mode captures nightscapes with bright highlights and detailed dark areas by shooting and combining four consecutive shots at a shutter speed fast enough to avoid camera shake, making dramatic nighttime photography simple. The HDR Backlight Control mode ensures that backlit subjects are not recorded too dark by shooting three consecutive shots at different exposures (underexposed, correctly exposed and overexposed) and then combining the images; the final result maintains detail in both the shadow and highlight areas, ensuring the backlit subject is properly exposed.

Compatible with SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards, including new Ultra High Speed cards.

The EOS 6D uses popular SD, SDHC, SDXC memory cards, and is even compatible with the newest Ultra High Speed (UHS-I) memory cards. Compact and available in large capacities, SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards are a perfect complement to the portable EOS 6D’s lightweight design.

Peripheral Illumination Correction, Chromatic Aberration Correction, and Distortion Correction

The EOS 6D features a number of corrective tools to accommodate for the particulars of the lens used. Canon’s lens peripheral illumination correction feature corrects light falloff in the corner of the image. Chromatic aberration can be corrected at the time of shooting with the EOS 6D’s Chromatic Aberration Correction tool.

The Distortion Correction feature corrects distortions such as curved lines by correcting for the characteristics of the particular lens used to take the shot, so images that may have been distorted in the captured image appear straight. The camera has correction data for a number of EF lenses preloaded, and new lenses can be added to the camera’s database via EOS Utility. The camera can even distinguish between different lenses of the same model using the serial number (with compatible EF lenses).

Auto Picture Style & Scene Intelligent Auto (A+)

The EOS 6D not only features a number of Canon’s Picture Style settings but also a Picture Style Auto setting that finely controls color tones for every composition based on information from the camera’s EOS Scene Detection System. This can be an effective feature not only in normal scenes, where “standard” punchy contrast will be used, but also in nature and outdoor scenes, where the blues and greens will look more vivid without the need to switch the camera’s Picture Style to Landscape.

In-Camera RAW Processing & JPEG Resize

The EOS 6D features state of the art in-camera RAW processing for quick conversion of RAW files to JPEG with control over size, brightness, WB, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Noise reduction, color space, distortion correction and more. Additionally, the EOS 6D features expanded Quick Control functions during playback like image protect, image rotate, rating, RAW image processing, resize, highlight alert, AF point and image jump, meaning a streamlined workflow can begin in the field.

Comparative Playback

The EOS 6D’s comparative playback mode enables images to be played back two at a time, side by side. A tremendous, in-camera timesaver, comparative playback means images can quickly be enlarged simultaneously to compare focus, blur and noise, and can be individually rated, deleted or locked.

Silent Shooting

The EOS 6D offers a silent, low vibration shooting mode. By slowing down and muting the shutter and mirror reflex action, the camera is capable of handheld, virtually imperceptible operation for discrete shooting in more situations.

Product Description

The Canon 8035B009 EOS 6D Digital SLR Camera with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Standard Zoom Lens provides compatibility and convenience through its design and features. With the DIGIC 5+ image processor and 14-bit A/D conversion, the sensor is capable of recording imagery with expanded sensitivity up to ISO 102400. The processing power affords noise reduction techniques and the ability to record continuous still images up to 4.5fps. Full HD video recording is possible up to 1080/30p in the All I-frame or IPB compression, as well as the standard H.264/MPEG-4 AVC codec. When you record HD video, full manual control over exposure and sound enables you to take complete control over the final appearance of your movies. Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS technologies provide extensive connectivity to the 6D. The included standard zoom lens provides a useful range of focal lengths from wide angle to standard portrait length. It features Image Stabilizer Technology for reduction of camera shake.

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Thanks to Makur Jain for the research that went into selecting the Canon 6D for review.

Snapshot: 2014 – Ames Area Photography Contest

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Deadline

The deadline has been extended to May 1 by midnight!

Juror

Roger Baer, Professor of Graphic Design at Iowa State University and award winning landscape photographer.

Awards

All works chosen by the juror will be exhibited in the Octagon Center for the Arts’ Main and Sweeney Galleries, June 7 – July 12, 2014. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 6, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception at 6pm for First Place ($100), Second ($75), Third ($50), and two Honorable Mentions ($25 each).

2014 Schedule

  • Deadline: EXTENDED TO MAY 1 by midnight
  • May 7 – Notifications of Acceptance
  • May 19 – Drop off work
  • June 7 to July 12 – Open to the public
  • June 6 – Opening Reception
  • July 17 – Local Pick up

Application Forms

Enter using the online entry form or by sending in the paper entry form:

The Fine Print

Eligible​ Photography

Photographers applying for Snapshot:2014 must live within 100 miles of Ames, IA, and be 16 years of age or older. Images in any photographic process (alternative processes, digital, digital manipulations, film, etc.) and any subject (world travels, landscape, portraiture, documentary, still life, nature, sports, etc.) are eligible for submission. Only original works completed after January 1, 2013, and not previously exhibited at the Octagon Center for the Arts are eligible. Works must be no larger than 36” on any side. All works must be framed and have hanging wire installed – no sawtooth hangers or alternative mounting hardware.

Entry Fees

There is a non-refundable entry fee of $20 ($15 for members and students) for the Octagon Center for the Arts’ Snapshot:2014 Exhibit. For $20, artists may submit 1, 2 or 3 artworks. Payment is accepted by check or by credit card via online form or in person at Octagon Gallery Shop.

Online Entry

  1. Fill out online entry form
  2. Upload images using the form. Image files must be titled: ​Lastname_Firstname_EntryTitle_entry#.jpg
  3. Pay by credit card via online form OR by mailing in a check. Make checks payable to Octagon Center for the Arts and write your name and “Snapshot 2014” in the memo field.

Mail Entry

  1. Fill out completed printed brochure. (PDF)
  2. Make checks payable to Octagon Center for the Arts and write your name and “Snapshot 2014” in the memo field.
  3. Include images of artwork in digital format on a compact disc. Compact discs should be labeled with name of artist and title of artwork. Entries will not be returned to the artists. Image files must be titled: Lastname_Firstname_EntryTitle_entry#.jpg

Shipment and Delivery

Hand-deliveries will be accepted May 19, 8am – 5pm. Shipping artwork to and from the Octagon Center for the Arts is the responsibility of the artist. All shipping must be prepaid. Artist may use his/her own shipping company preferences, and is responsible for scheduling delivery and pick up of work. Works must be labeled with title and artist’s name. Shipping cartons must be reusable and within shipping guidelines. Late or damaged works will not be exhibited.

Liability and Sales

Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in this prospectus. The Octagon Center for the Arts will provide insurance for the artworks while on site for 60% of sale price. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide all shipping costs and insurance on works during shipment. Consent to reproduce works photographically will be assumed to be granted unless specifically reserved in writing. The Octagon retains 40% sales commission on all works sold during the course of the exhibition and a 20% commission on all custom works facilitated by the Octagon.

Return of Work

Exhibited hand-delivered work must be picked up on July 17, 8am – 5pm, unless other arrangements are made. Shipped works will be crated and ready for shipping by July 19. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide postage and insurance to and from the exhibit, and to schedule delivery and pick up of the work. Nothing may be shipped Cash on Delivery. Any work left at the Octagon Center for the Arts after August 1, 2014 will be assumed a donation for the Silent Art Auction Fundraiser held in November.

Contact

Octagon Center for the Arts
427 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5331 #221
www.octagonarts.org

Amazing Smartphone Camera Upgrade to 20.4 Megapixel and 30x Zoom

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Imagine being able to upgrade your iPhone or Android phone to take high quality pictures with 20.4 megapixels and a 30x zoom lens.

The lens pictured above is the Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens. Unfortunately, it costs about $500 retail and has only a 3.6X optical Zoom. It also lacks many of the features you’d expect from a basic point and click camera.

However, the Sony DSC-HX50V (shown below) is about $300 and offers 20.4 megapixel resolution as well as a 30X optical zoom that can provide high quality 60X digital images. It has a WiFi connection that works with the free Sony PlayMemories app to view and copy images as well as provide full control over the camera. The app is available for Android and iPhone, and Windows. So, it’s like having a detachable camera viewfinder and wireless shutter control. You can get the camera at Costco for about $270 on sale. This is the best of all worlds. Point and shoot size, weight, and ease of use, with Smartphone advanced image editing and social network sharing.

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Now Hiring: University of Iowa Full-Time Photographer/Videographer

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Introduction

We’ve all witnessed the fusion of photography and videography in recent years. Increasingly the same tripods, lighting, and DSLR cameras used for still images are being used for video, and many of the same principles of lighting and composition apply to video as well as photography. Media projects often require still images and motion video. So, companies are increasingly hiring people who can fill the role of photographer and videographer. If you have an equal fluency in photography as well as videography, you may be interested in the full-time job opening at the University of Iowa described below.

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Source: Below is an excerpt from the University of Iowa Job Listing found here: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/63980

Job Summary

  • The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS), Dean’s Office, has an opening for a Creative Media Specialist. This position will function as a photographer and videographer tasked with creating and managing visual/multimedia communications for CLAS and its departments and programs.

Type of Position

Regular: A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university. Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.

Job Duties

  • Media Production
  • Project and Production Management
  • Supervision/Leadership

Note to Applicant

  • The qualifications for this job posting are described as competencies or the behaviors needed to be successful in performing the duties of the position at a defined proficiency level/standard. The proficiency level required for each qualification is included.
  • Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications.

Proficiency Levels are Defined as:

  • Basic Application – Uses basic understanding of the field to perform job duties; may need some guidance on job duties; applies learning to recommend options to address unusual situations.
  • Working Experience – Successfully completes diverse tasks of the job; applies and enhances knowledge and skill in both usual and unusual issues; needs minimal guidance in addressing unusual situations.
  • Extensive Experience – Performs without assistance; recognized as a resource to others; able to translate complex nuances to others; able to improve processes; focus on broad issues.
  • Expert/Leader – Seen as an expert and/or leader; guides, troubleshoots; has strategic focus; applies knowledge and skill across or in leading multiple projects/orgs; demonstrates knowledge of trends in field; leads in developing new processes.
  • For more information about competencies, visit: http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/classcomp/prof/competencies.html

Education Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, cinema, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience Required

  • 1-3 years of experience in professional videography/photography production and digital asset management.
  • Extensive proficiency with, and knowledge of current and emerging trends in, photographic and video equipment used in all stages of production for print and online use.
  • Demonstrated creativity in photography and video, employed in the service of advancing key strategic messaging points, as demonstrated at an extensive proficiency level.
  • Extensive knowledge of online platforms for photography and video. Ability to produce in a variety of formats.
  • Working knowledge of photo/video editing software, e.g., Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Adobe Bridge.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Working ability to juggle numerous tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Working experience with UI, or other higher-education institution, policies and procedures.
  • Basic experience with journalism.

Click here to learn more or apply.

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