An Icon In Modern Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

An Icon In Modern Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

In celebration of women who inspire us, we’re profiling modern American photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Mary Ellen Mark is an icon in modern photography. I remember seeing her photos for the first time and it inspired me to photograph a local homeless shelter in my small college town. She was a great storyteller and champion of the forgotten and ...
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Ultimate Photographers Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Ultimate Photographers Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Unique holiday gifts we love and use from inexpensive accessories to high-tech gadgets! We’ve got you covered with our selection of holiday gifts we love and use every day! You’ll love and use them all year long! SLIK MINI PRO V $29.95 Photographers are always asking themselves? “Should I bring a tripod with me.” They are big, heavy and rarely u...
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Malibu Instameet

Malibu Instameet

Come meet ambassador Tracy Lee Monday, Oct 9th! Slik tripods, Tokina lenses and Hoya filters will be on hand with products to use and goodies to give away. Park on the inland side of PCH as the parking lot closes at sunset. Itinerary: 5:00 pm Meet El Matador beach6:12 pm Sunset7:00 pm Meet for Milky Way7:38 pm Galactic Center visibility begins9...
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Isolating The Moment: Using The IRND Filter

Isolating The Moment: Using The IRND Filter

A group of friends and I decided to photograph the sunset at the Wrights-Ferry Bridge located in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. This was my first time seeing this bridge, and I was instantly impressed by its size and graphical elements. I knew I wanted to isolate the bridge in a black and white presentation helping to eliminate the distraction o...
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Polarizing Filters: What Are They And Why You Should Use Them

Polarizing Filters: What Are They And Why You Should Use Them

What is a polarizing filter and what does it do? A polarizing filter removes light that has been reflected in the scene you are trying to shoot. For example, sun or light glare off a lake or remove glare from a car window. By modifying the reflected light through the polarizing filter it allows a cleaner more contrast shot. You can use a polari...
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International Filter Photo Contest

International Filter Photo Contest

It’s our pleasure to announce that our parent company, Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is holding an International Filter Photo Contest in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of our company. The contest is open to photo entries taken using any filter highlighting the creative possibilities that filters provide.  The filter photo contest will be held t...
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