*Congratulations to Giovanni Tabbò, our winner of the June Flickr Photo Blog Challenge, Nature!

Congratulations Giovanni Tabbò!  The winner from a very beautiful grouping of wonderful, nature images.  Visit Giovanni HERE to see more of his images, connect with him and befriend him.  I love that I’ve made so many connections across the world through photography, and I hope to continue to do so.  We’re all a few key strokes away, and there is much beauty to be experienced through another’s lens, so don’t be shy.

Giovanni is now entered into our contest of champions where he will be entered into a 6 month vote from our first 6 monthly winners with the title of ultimate champion, and some free stuff on the line.

Thank you to everyone that entered images on both our Flickr group and Mirorrlessons threads, and thanks to Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons (click here to visit them) for the continued cooperative fun.  Every month, we grow more and more connections within our constantly growing family, so please keep it up!

Stay tuned for this months theme, to follow shortly.

Happy shooting and again, congrats to Giovanni for this well deserved win.

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*Time to vote! Vote for the winner of our fourth monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge; Nature.

1: Untitled by XeXe

2: “Leaf in water” by Sparrow Ulm

3: “Di primo mattino a Parazzuolo” by Giovanni Tabbò

Time to vote for this month’s winner!  Our fourth, dual blog monthly contest is in the books!  Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons as well as myself have chosen our favorites from this month’s submissions, and it was not easy.

Vote for your favorite below.  The voting will be open until July 5th both here and on Heather and Mat’s site HERE (link coming soon), and at that time, the winner of this month’s challenge will be entered in our 6 month winner’s vote for some freebies, and get to choose our theme for next month.

Vote, share, and visit Mirrorlessons.com to vote for your favorite there too.  While you’re at it, click on any of the images above to visit their creators and say hello.

If you’ve not yet, connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr to be a part of the coming challenge themes and a chance to win some cool stuff.

Thanks all and happy shooting,

Tyson

 

*Congratulations to Nuno Quina, our winner for the May Flickr Photo Blog Challenge, Closer!

“Almost” © Nuno Quina

 

Congratulations Nuno!  Another awesome image chosen from a grouping of great shots.  As the winner of our May challenge, Nuno will get to choose our June theme, and as a monthly winner, Nuno has entered as a final contestant for our 6 month giveaway.  Visit Nuno Quina here to say hello, become his friend and see more of his work.

Stay tuned for Nuno’s choice for this month’s theme!

 

*Time to vote! Vote for the winner of our third monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge; Closer.

1. Bee Macro by Art Codron

 

2. A little close… by Alpha Whiskey Photography

3. Almost… by Nuno Quina

Hi All and welcome to our third monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge where our winner gets to choose our next theme and also qualifies for our 6 month giveaway where we’ll pit our 6 monthly winners in a vote for the ultimate champion :)

Vote below, and visit Heather and Mat over at Mirrorlessons to vote there as well.  Get prepared as we’ll have our winner announce the theme for June’s contest in 5 days and you’ll be able to submit your image to our Flickr group threads HERE on TRP and HERE on Mirrorlessons.

Voting lasts through June 5th and June’s challenge will begin shortly thereafter.  Join up with both groups and submit to both threads and in the mean time let us know who your favorite “Closer” image is:

*Monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge #3 – Closer

 

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image © Othman Kammah

April’s winner, Othman Kammah (Click here to Visit and see his photography) has chosen the theme “closer” for this month’s challenge.  All you need to do is to submit your image to the TRP Flickr group thread HERE and the Mirrorlessons Flickr group thread HERE.  The submission threads will close on May 31st at which time Heather, Mat and I will choose our three favorites and put them up for a vote which will run for 5 days.  Once a winner from that vote is determined, they will get to choose the theme for June and we begin again!  The winner this month will join Othman and Marco in a semi annual vote which will see one of the six monthly winners voted on to win our first champions giveaway!

So get close, and get shooting.  Enjoy and I look forward to seeing everyone’s submissions!!!

Happy shooting,

Tyson

*Congratulations to Othman Kammah for winning April’s Flickr Photo Blog Contest!

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“Strings” by Othman Kammah

Thank you to everyone who has voted, and to all who’ve submitted.  With a tight vote, Othman has won our second monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge and will have his image submitted to the winner’s bracket.

Please visit Othman on Flickr HERE, befriend and congratulate him and enjoy his photography.  With each month, our growing network and photographic family expands.  If you’d like to be part of our community, you already are.

Othman will get to choose our next theme so please stay tuned.  Thanks as always to Heather and Mat at Mirrorlessons.com for the coordinated effort and stay tuned on Flickr in both the TRP (here) and ML (here) groups to add submissions to this month’s challenge.

We have decided to do a giveaway after 6 months where we will all vote for our overall favorite from the 6 monthly winners, so you have 4 more chances :)

Cheers and happy shooting everyone!

Tyson

*Monthly Flickr Photo Blog Challenge #2 – Music

Music

Photo © Marco Bozzato

Welcome to the second monthly flickr photo blog challenge!  Marco Bozzato, the winner of last month’s challenge has chosen the theme “Music” which will lay the foundation from which we can build out submissions.  You have until April 30th to submit your musical image to the following Flickr group threads:

 

TRP Photoblography

Mirrorlessons

If you’re not a member of either (or both) group(s), please join us, submit your image and prepare to vote.  Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons, as well as myself will each choose our favorite from all submissions and on the first of May, we will open up a vote on both of our blogs to allow everyone, and all readers to vote from May 1st through May 5th.  The image and photographer with the most votes will get showcased on both blogs and gets to choose the theme for the month of May.  We had dozens of images submitted for the first challenge, and I’d love to see this continue to grow.  The larger we can build this community both inside and outside of flickr, the larger an audience and family we will have to interact with, learn from and build upon.

So, get your camera out, and get creative.  The only rule is that the image needs to be related to music, and while not an official rule, we like the idea of newly taken images so that we can use these monthly challenges to spur creativity from the ground up.

If you’re not signed up to receive new updates, you can enter your email at the top right of the screen which will merely sign you up to get emailed when new articles are posted, nothing more.  I’ve thought about going into pharmaceuticals or trying to become Nigerian royalty, then looking for eager investors to help separate me from my royal billions, but at this point, I’m so far behind on just keeping the blog up so you’ll only receive relevant emails to photography.  Sorry about that.

Let’s get to it!

Happy shooting,

 

Tyson

*Congratulations to Marco Bozzato for winning our first Flickr Photo Blog Post

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Congratulations to Marco (see more from him HERE) for compiling over half of the overall votes between the poll here and on Mirrorlessons (click HERE to visit Mat and Heather)!  Stay tuned to find out Marco’s choice on our Flickr Photo Blog Challenge topic for April.  To sign up to receive posts as they go live, enter your email at the top right of the page, find me on Facebook here, or Twitter here and find the TRP Flickr group HERE and the Mirrorlessons Flickr group HERE!  It’s all about family, friends and community and I’m very excited that we’re continuing to grow ours.  If you didn’t see the recent eye enhancement tutorial featuring Heather from Mirrorlessons, check it out HERE.

Thanks to all for the continued collaboration, support and conversation.  I look forward to seeing where we can all continue to take this.

 

Take care and happy shooting,

 

Tyson

*Vote now for the winner of our first Flickr Photo Blog Challenge!

Confession time?

“Confession Time?” by Alex O’Neal (clocks-and-clouds on flickr Click HERE to see more of his images)

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“Lux – Arco” by Fernando Pereira (Nando.uy on flickr Click HERE to see more of his images)

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“Magia” by Marco Bozzato (MarcoBozzato on flickr Click HERE to see more of his images)

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their images in our very first joint Flickr Photo Challenge!  Heather and Mat from Mirrorlessons as well as myself have chosen the three we feel did best to tackle the theme of “one light” and you can now vote below.

The poll will be open until this coming Saturday the 5th at which point the photo with the most votes between this poll and the comment thread poll HERE on Mirrorlessons will get to choose our next challenge topic.  Be sure to visit both polls and vote for your favorite!  Click the images above to see more work from each of these photogs, and thank you again to everyone that participated.  I can’t wait to see the next challenge topic.

 

Let Alex, Fernando and Marco know what you think in the comments!

 

Great first month to all!

 

Happy shooting,

 

Tyson

 

*HDR 101, Part 2 – Processing Dynamic Range

My final result

We’ve been out capturing dynamically diverse scenes in Part 1 of the HDR 101 series, now we get them onto the computer and realize that there are a variety of ways to achieve our vision.  From free-ware to thousands of dollars worth of software, there are options.  Some are better than others, and some offer a better bang for the buck (in my opinion).  Regardless, most all HDR software out there will offer you a free trial, so you can decide which works better for your vision.  That said, here are a couple techniques using Photoshop, Everimaging HDR, and a very popular HDR software, Photomatix, along with discount codes if you choose to purchase :)  Read on for more…

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