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Talleres de verano / Montevideo 2015

En breve impartiré dos talleres de fotografía de 15 horas, en Montevideo. Las clases teóricas se desarrollarán en la Fundación Unión, con sede frente a la Plaza Independencia. El cupo está limitado a un máximo de 15-18 personas y la realización de cada taller a un número mínimo de inscriptos.
Por mayor información escríbeme desde el formulario de contacto o déjame un comentario. También te puedes descargar los dosPDF’s que encontrarás más abajo, con los contenidos, horarios y precios.

Éste año, mi blog ha sido catalogado como uno de los 25 mejores blogs de fotografía en español. También Profoto, líder mundial en equipos profesionales de flashes de estudio me ha escogido para testear – previo a su lanzamiento mundial – los fantásticos flashes B2.

Los mejores 25 blogs de fotografía en español

Profoto B2 test

¡¡ Las inscripciones ya están abiertas !! Los ex alumnos de alguno de mis cursos ya impartido en la Fundación Unión, tendrán un 10 % de descuento.

Strobist workshop

El objetivo del taller es mostrar las diversas técnicas para el control de la luz con flashes de reportaje. En Marzo de 2006 David Hobby comenzó un blog llamado “Strobist” donde explica éstas técnicas. La revista Time lo ha considerado uno de los mejores blogs del 2010.

Isarrualde Workshops

Taller Strobist.pdf

La Iluminación en el retrato

Dirigido a todos aquellos que quieran expandir sus conocimientos de iluminación aplicados al retrato, tanto sea el retrato de autor o de encargo para medios editoriales (revistas) o publicitarios.

La iluminación en el retrato.pdf



2015 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Camera and Photo Deals

Black Friday is upon us and that means there are some great deals to be had. You can go out and battle the masses for the cheap stuff, or you can check here for savings. Feel free to share the best deals you have found in the comments and we’ll add links as we see them.

VSCO Film Packs $59 VSCO has permanently dropped the prices on their Film packs to basically half price.

Mastin Labs film presets up to 50% off Another popular option for film-like editing presets at up to 40% off

Adobe Creative Cloud Accounts 20% Off Sadly, the Photographer's plan is not on sale, but if you're trying to get the full creative cloud or other apps, it's a solid deal.

Various product discounts at the Lomography store Get some lo-fi photography on for a discount.

Adorama's Black Friday Sale Page The big boys all have a pretty wide variety of sales. Here's the Adorama hub page that collects their deals.

B&H Black Friday sale page Aaaaand the B&H page where they're collecting all of their deals.

There are a few entry-level DSLR bundles going around for a solid price. Here are two of the most popular from Amazon. Canon T5 DSLR two-lens bundle $399

Nikon D3200 DSLR two-lens bundle $399

DJI Drones on sale The Professional and the Standard Phantom drones are both on sale for decent discounts for Black Friday


Reto Semanal 137: Bajo Tierra

Hoy te traigo un reto subterráneo. Literalemente. Tendrás que bajar algunos metros bajo la superficie terrestre para participar, ¿te apetece? ¿Cómo Funciona? (Recordatorio) Cada semana propondré un nuevo reto, se trata de un tema que tendréis que plasmar en una fotografía y subirla a la página de Facebook del blog poniendo en la descripción la palabra clave […]

Este artículo aparece publicado originalmente Reto Semanal 137: Bajo Tierra en Blog del Fotógrafo.


Here’s the Science Behind Those Weird Floaters In Your Eyes

If you look at a blank computer screen or even up at the sky, there's a good chance you'll see some weird floating globs in your field of vision. You can't focus on them and they never stay still, but they're there and they can be really annoying. What are they? Well, the clever animated video above explains just that.

The video also explains the phenomenon where you sometimes see dots of light shooting around in the sky with little dark tails.

If you want a full explanation, you'll have to watch the video because paraphrasing medical jargon is not my specialty, but I can say that floaters in your eye don't mean that you're dying and there's also not gunk on the surface of your eyes.


No Photos, Please: Museum Asks Visitors to Trade Cameras for Pencils

Museum bans cameras, asks patrons to draw artwork

Sketch by Popular Photography Art Director, Jason Beckstead

Lots of museums have banned selfie sticks, and some exhibitions bar cameras altogether. But leave it to Amsterdam’s famous Rijkmuseum to find a better way to get tourists to put stop photographing and spend more quality time with art: Sketch instead.

With an Instagram campaign, #startdrawing, and live events pegged to an international drawing festival last month, the Rijkmsmuseum went so far as to hang a huge banner over its main entrance depicting a crossed-out camera. In an Instagram post, the museum said it “invites everyone to start drawing in the galleries” in order to “get a closer look at the beauty of the art.”

Much as we love photographing in museums, we’re all for discouraging snapshooters this way. Far too many people seem to experience famous paintings and sculptures only through their own viewfinders instead of savoring them in the moment. And if you really want a decent reproduction to take home, head to the gift shop and buy a postcard!

From: Huffington Post


Regalos Navideños Para Fotógrafos: 18 Ideas Con las Que Acertarás Seguro

Se acercan fechas muy especiales, tanto que nos colma de ilusión el hecho de preparar con mucho mimo los regalos que le haremos a nuestros seres más queridos. Porque fuera de lo que realmente significa la Navidad… seamos sinceros, que al final lo que más nos gusta es llenar las barrigas y abrir regalos, ¿o […]

Este artículo aparece publicado originalmente Regalos Navideños Para Fotógrafos: 18 Ideas Con las Que Acertarás Seguro en Blog del Fotógrafo.

24nov/15Off Tries to Predict When The Sunsets Will Be Good For Photography

When there’s a good sunset happening outside, it’s hard not to know about it, even if you’re trapped in a windowless office. Social media like Instagram and Facebook won’t let a good evening sky go to waste. In fact, earlier this week, NYC-based IG and FB users bombarded the services with pictures of a particularly pretty sunset. Now, a site called is attempting to use science to predict when a sunset is going to be particularly photogenic.

There’s a pretty elaborate outline of the methodologies involved on the site that explains how it measures things like type of cloud cover, temperature, and all that other crucial weather stuff that contributes to an impressive evening sky. Low, dark cloud cover is bad, while small, high clouds are good, for example.

The site apparently accurately predicted last week’s pink light sunset bonanza, so it already has a win under its belt.

Unfortunately, today’s outlook for me has me in the dark blue section of the map, which means I’m in for a severely lackluster sunset along with most of New England.

Click here to see the prediction


2015 Holiday Gift Guide For People Who Love Photography

Giving a gift to a photographer can be a tricky thing. We’re picky about our gear, and those T-shirts with cheesy photography jokes aren’t quite as clever as they might seem. But have no fear! We have carefully curated a list of thoughtful, photo-specific gifts that will put a smile on the face of anyone from the casual shooter to the diehard camera nerd.


2015 Holiday Gift Guide For People Who Love Photography

Giving a gift to a photographer can be a tricky thing. We’re picky about our gear, and those T-shirts with cheesy photography jokes aren’t quite as clever as they might seem. But have no fear! We have carefully curated a list of thoughtful, photo-specific gifts that will put a smile on the face of anyone from the casual shooter to the diehard camera nerd.


Guía Para Comprar el Mejor Flash Para Tu Cámara de Fotos Réflex

Si ya te has hecho con tu cámara réflex ideal, has practicado lo tuyo con ella, te has atrevido a dejar atrás el modo manual, y has hecho tus pinitos en retrato, probablemente hayas pasado de la fase: “El flash se dispara solo y hace lo que le da la gana pero ya me va […]

Este artículo aparece publicado originalmente Guía Para Comprar el Mejor Flash Para Tu Cámara de Fotos Réflex en Blog del Fotógrafo.


Portrait Photography Tip: Peter Hurley Says “Hold Your Sub!” to Look Slimmer in Photos

Watching Peter Hurley work is a thing to behold. When it comes to talking to his portrait photography clients, he’s a tour de force. And while you can’t easily learn to be as charismatic as he is, he’s always pretty forthcoming about his tips and techniques for making people look their best in photos.

The most recent tip is colloquially referred to as “Hold Your Sub,” and it’s a technique for making arms and shoulders look slimmer in a headshot setting. Basically, the subject pretends that he or she is trying to hold onto a giant party sub. In doing so, it brings the elbows in close to the body and pulls back the scapula muscles (found in your upper back), which makes the subject look more narrow, especially compared to the typical “hands-on-hips.” pose.

Peter Hurley Hold Your Sub Posing Technique for Headshot Photography

The results photos actually do show a pretty pronounced difference, even if it only changes the body position a small amount. It’s not, however, a technique that’s always correct for every subject. For instance, I shoot a lot of athletes (male and female) and wide shoulders and upper body is desirable in that circumstance.

Peter Hurley Hold Your Sub Posing Technique for Headshot Photography

Tucking the elbows in like that will also make the rest of the torso appear wider if you’re shooting a full-body or 3/4 portrait because it eliminates the space between the body and the arms.


You Can Turn a Picture Of Your Pet Into a Horrifying/Adorable Piece of 3D Relief Art

Poppet Pet Portrait Reliefs


It’s not uncommon for someone to have a picture of their pets hanging in his or her home, but a Japanese company called Poppet is currently accepting orders for 3D plastic relief images that are equal parts adorable and nightmare fuel.

The images are actually printed onto a plastic substrate and then dedicated artists actually hand-press the textures into the plastic. The result is a portrait that actually protrudes from the frame, so you can, in theory, pet it if you want to be really creepy about tit.

The photo itself doesn’t need to be that fancy to be made into a relief, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. If you order one from Japan, you can expect to pay 12,500 yen, which is just over $100.

Stuff like this is actually becoming more and more prevalent now that 3D modeling is becoming more accessible. This, of course, is a different process than 3D printing, but it’s impressive to see what options are out there in terms of displaying images in a unique way.

From: RocketNews24


Super Slow-Motion Footage of a Fire Tornado Is as Mesmerizing as It Sounds

I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but I love fire as a photography subject. It’s an endless source of unique shapes and color, so you can dial in a fast shutter speed, shoot a lot of photos, and end up with a lot of cool options. That’s the same basic premise employed in this super high-speed footage by the Slow Mo Guys.

The setup is actually pretty simple. They built a fire and surrounded it with box fans that blow air at the pit. As the fans get fired up, the fire stars spinning and reaches skyward, extending into a roughly 10-foot twirling pillar of flame. Then, they point a few Phantom super-slow-motion cameras in its direction.

Fire Tornado in Super Slow-Motion

Because of the high framerate, the shutter speeds are extremely fast, which means every frame is like a nice, sharp abstract image of the fire.

Once we’re to the point where we can churn through thousands of frames per second at 4K resolution (and above), this is the kind of scenario where high-speed video will become a viable alternative to traditional still photography. Sure, you can use burst mode or try to pick the perfect moment to fire the shutter, but this strategy literally gives you almost infinite options.


Las Mejores Cámaras Réflex Digitales (Para Principiantes)

Con las navidades a la vuelta de la esquina, rescato este artículo que se ha convertido en uno de los más populares en todo Blog del Fotógrafo por el interés que aporta.  Si estás apunto de comprar tu próxima cámara de fotos réflex digital entonces no te pierdas este artículo. En él te presentaré las que […]

Este artículo aparece publicado originalmente Las Mejores Cámaras Réflex Digitales (Para Principiantes) en Blog del Fotógrafo.


Lens Test: Zeiss Milvus Planar T* 85mm f/1.4 ZE and Sample Image Gallery

Zeiss 85mm Milvus

The first of Zeiss’s six new full-frame, manual-focus Milvus lenses to run the gauntlet of the Popular Photography Test Lab, this is actually the third 85mm f/1.4 in Zeiss’s current catalog (and the fifth 85mm f/1.4 we’ve tested recently). The other two 85mm Zeiss lenses belong to its premier Otus line and to what the company now calls its Classic line of older lenses. Both the Otus and Milvus lines are improved to meet the imaging demands of high-resolution sensors and 6K video capture.

Like the other recent Zeiss lens families, the new Milvus optics are named for a genus of birds, in this case the raptors that we call kites. These are midsize birds of prey, and, aptly, the Milvus lenses fall midway between the Otus and Classic lines in optical can-do and pricing; the 85mm f/1.4 tested here costs $1,799 (street). This lens boasts a completely new internal design, but on the outside looks like most Zeiss lenses: It’s sleek, massive in size, and beautiful, with an all-metal matte black body. Its reverse-mountable lens shade is lined with black flocking, and its manual focus collar turns smoothly and long for fine (if not fast) focusing.

The lens’s large, crisp barrel markings include subject distance and depth-of-field scales, but that’s about it. Neither the lens maker’s name nor the focal length is displayed on the barrel proper. It’s a beauty.

We’ll compare this Milvus to Zeiss’s Classic and Otus 85mms, as well as the 85mm f/1.4s from Nikon, Sigma, and Sony, and Rokinon.

Unsurprisingly our SQF tests found Excellent-range results for all six of these 85s. That said, Zeiss’s premier Otus performed particularly well, even at maximum apertures, up to a 20x24-inch print size. This new Milvus came in second place, slightly sharper than the Nikon, Rokinon, Sigma, Sony, and Zeiss Classic lenses.

In our DxO Analyzer 5.3 tests of distortion, all three Zeiss lenses showed the same 0.02% Imperceptible-range distortion. With vignetting, the Milvus matched the Otus—gone at f/2.5—but Zeiss’s Classic 85mm did slightly better: gone at f/2.

In close focusing, the Zeiss Otus and Milvus tested the same at 31 inches, far tighter than the Rokinon at 45.20 inches or the Classic 85mm at 39.75 inches. Nikon pulled down the highest maximum subject magnification at 1:5.87, slightly better than the Milvus’s 1:7.34.

Other differences between the three Zeiss 85mms? We found that they were slight. The Milvus is a bit more modern looking and more ergonomically correct, plus it protects against dust and water spray—traits that the Classic 85mm lacks. Due to its more technically advanced and lighter focusing system, the Otus weighs about three ounces less than the Milvus. Prices jump down from the Otus at $4,490 to the Milvus at $1,799, all the way to the Classic 85mms $1,083. Which is for you? Zeiss, more than any other lens maker, offers so many options that it is difficult to choose!


Distortion: 0.02% (Imperceptible) pincushion

Light falloff: Gone by f/2.5

distance: 31.12 inches

Maximum magnification 
ratio: 1: 7.34


85mm (82.92mm tested), f/1.4 
(n.a. tested*), 11 elements in 9 groups. 
Focus ring turns 270 degrees.

Diagonal view angle: 29 degrees

Weight: 2.82 lbs filter size:: 77mm

Mounts: Canon AF, Nikon AF

Included: Lenshood

Street price: $1799



This Is What Happens When You Use a GoPro to Make a Dog Into a Wedding Videographer

Hiring your friend to shoot your wedding pictures of videos is usually a bad idea unless they're a tried and true pro. Apparently, however, that rule doesn't apply to best friends of the canine variety. This couple mounted a GoPro camera to their dog and let him document their wedding day from his own unique point of view. GoPro even makes a mount specifically for dogs.

The resulting footage is much different than the typical polished video you see after a wedding shoot. Frankly, the whole thing is rather adorable, even if the idea is so sweet it's almost a little cloying. In other encouraging news, you can see someone with a big zoom lens in one of the shots, so it seems that they left the photography duty to an actual pro, which is always a good choice.

From: IHeartDogs


Panasonic Announces New Lumix Camera Firmware With “Post Focus” Feature

When the Lytro camera originally debuted, it’s big draw was that you could select the focal point in an image after it was shot and when you were editing. It used a specific kind of photography that’s not possible with traditional cameras. Now, Panasonic has introduced new firmware for their GX8, G7, and FZ300 cameras that includes a mode called Post Focus, which is designed to achieve a similar effect.

Post Focus is basically an automated version of what’s typically called focus bracketing. Essentially, the camera takes several different photos in rapid succession while the lens travels through its focusing range. So, you’re left with a number of photos taken in sequence, each one with a different section of the photo in focus.

This is actually a pretty common technique used by macro photographers for something called “focus stacking.” Because depth of field gets so shallow when you get close to an object, it can be impossible to get the whole subject sharp when you’re shooting macro. So, several photos are taken with slight differences in focus distance, and then the photos are later combined to make one sharp photo.

Of course, the effect works better if you’re using a tripod, but since it’s taking individual photos, you can do it handheld as well. The downside to handholding is that the actual framing of the picture may change a bit in addition to the focus if you’re not holding the camera perfectly still.

The Firmware is currently available if you want to go download it, and it’s free, which is always nice. I could see using this in a variety of circumstances, actually. For instance, it would be great for shooting over the bride’s shoulder in a wedding “First Look” shot where you want to get the bride in focus and also capture the groom’s reaction to seeing her.


The Zano Drone Ran a Multi-Million Dollar Kickstarter, But Backers May Never Get Their Products

Zano Drone Bankruptcy

I really like Kickstarter. In fact, I’ve backed more projects than I probably should have this year. However, it’s always important to remember that a Kickstarter isn’t quite a real product yet. The Zano Drone, for instance, raised more than 3.5 million dollars, making it the most successful Kickstarter project ever to come out of Europe. Then, the product never really worked.

The promise was a $220 drone that could be controlled using gestures and other advanced features sometimes found in much more advanced crafts. Now, however, the company is “pursuing a creditor’s voluntary liquidation,” which basically means the end of the company.

Ultimately, it’s kind of unclear what happens from here. Ideally, those who ordered one will get their drone—even though it may not deliver on the promises originally made about it—or at least a refund. However, it’s entirely possible that backers could get, well, nothing.

From: PopSci

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