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Welcome to the very first newsletter. We're still workin' out the kinks here, so thanks for your patience! As always, we welcome your feedback at the Newsletter page!
A New Review
I have a full review up of the Nikon 70-200mm lens. It's a fantastic lens and I highly recommend it for most normal zoom situations. As always, I try to give very practical advice and reviews, and I don't geek out on all the nerdy details. Since I don't want to repeat everything from the review here, I'll just point you to the review along with many sample photos at the Nikon 70-200 Review. Enjoy!
Note that I have not released this officially on the blog yet... I'd like to give Newsletter subscribers at least a 48 hour advance on this sort of thing.
The 70-200mm from across the room...
The Best Tweets and Finds of Recent Net History...
Those of you that follow me on Twitter or Facebook see that I drop a few of these things in per week. People always ask me how I find these things... I don't know... people send me stuff, I filter, and then share the best! These include links to inspirational art, outlandish sites worth a look, or just other things that I found to be cool. [please ignore the poor twitter-grammar]
- Incredible time-lapse photography - Galaxy Over Texas at LINK
- Aaargh! Really cool illustrations of Pirates at LINK
- Something new under the sun... a Movie Poster that moves! A documentary with the RED camera LINK
- Here is some really nice photography of cool tattoos... a good port on Behance: LINK
- A really cool Snail video made with a Canon Rebel LINK Why can't my D3X do video!! Damn you Nikon!
- Fantastic visions of futuristic cities from great artists at LINK
- Here is an amazing photo at Lake Baikal from a Russian friend that I spent time with in Argentina: LINK
- Here is the CREEPIEST photography project you've seen in a while: LINK
- I have an incredible artist friend named Chad Townsend who draws on Chipotle Menus! LINK
- Fantastic Star Wars Disney Weekend posters LINK
- Never seen anything like this - The guy creates art by folding paper... LINK
Upcoming Guest Blogger: Steve Simon
Steve is a great photographer and I'm excited to have him come on the blog and tell us all about his world. He's quite philosophical and his photos have a unique feel to them, so that makes him the kind of guy that I think will resonate with all the deep thinkers that visit here on a regular basis. Look for his guest post at a surprise point in the near future!
Most recently, we had Miss Aniela from the UK as a guest blogger. You can see a pic of her in her skivvies with her head in a box in her Guest Post.
Steve in action with his sweet Nikon and the bubble-icious 12-24mm
My John Teshish Tip for Making Life More Pleasant That Has Nothing to Do with Art
Here is one I found by accident. Do you like the smell of coffee and does it set you at ease? It does me. I bought some coffee from a local coffee shop here (Mozart's on the Lake), and they put the beans in these paper bags, not the Starbucksy industrial-plastic bags. I found that after a day, it made my whole car smell like fresh ground coffee, which is an all-around nice smell to me. So I just left it in there. And so now whenever I give a ride to anyone, they always say, "Man it smells like coffee in here!" To which I say, "Of course, yes. Isn't it nice?" And then, in a John-Cleese-matter-of-fact-way, they always answer, "Well yes, I suppose it is quite nice."
An Amazing Painter
I get occasional emails from other artists who ask to use my photographs as source material for their own art. After getting an email from David Coalburn, I took a look at his work, and I was completely blown away! I thought it might be a cool thing to share with you.
He's worked with a few of my photos, and I will show two below. The first is from a train station in Milan, and he was nice enough to include his "steps along the way". The second is a sketch of one of my older Harley photos. In his honor, I'll include a previously "unpublished" Harley photo for this newsletter's unique offering!
David does indeed sell his work, and he donates both of our shares to charity, which I think is pretty cool. If you want to contact him about buying future works, you can find his Flickr Stream Here.
The Original Milan Train Station Shot
David's Final Product
David's Work in Progress
The Original Harley Shot
David's Incredible Sketch
A Collection of Shots from the Recent Past
As always, if you want to know more about the descriptions, circumstances, and little stories, feel free to jump over to the main blog at StuckInCustoms.com and read your heart out! :)
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If you want to take photos like this or see how I do it, there is a popular HDR Tutorial on the site that gives a simple step-by-step process of my techniques. I get these questions all the time, so I made a little free tutorial for you there!
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