Franklin J Ellias
Lives in NoviMI/Mid-West/USA, MI, United States
Works as a Semi-Ret. Fee Based Life & Health Ins. Counselor
Joined on Mar 31, 2004
Yes, that is my car with me behind the wheel at Michigan International Speedway. Started drag and track racing in 1961. Photography as a hobby in 1974...bought a used Leica.
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8 seconds at Brighton pier with Lumix GM1 controlled by wifi with GS4. Image copied with wifi too of… http://t.co/yCZtoG8Rqp
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#Photography news: Photographer pond death mystery: Witness appeal persists (update) http://t.co/XVqp9K6G2Q
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Police continue to appeal for witnesses following the death of photographer Sussie Ahlburg whose body was found in a Hampstead Heath bathing pond in August.
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How do you create successful HDR photos? It’s a question that I’ve gotten from time to time, and before we get started with this post I do want to make clear that there’s no question that HDR photography is one of those never ending battle grounds in the photography world. Much like the Windows vs […]
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Who knew cushions could be this cool! Yes please Santa! @junkfunk Brighton Uk. @ Junkfunk http://t.co/xfsYdlt1oF
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Portfolio reviews and a street photography workshop are among events set to take place at the Leica Store Mayfair from 9-20 December.
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Four members of a 28-strong photography team who were controversially axed by a US newspaper earlier this year are set to be rehired, their union has confirmed.
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One of our forum moderators just shared the behind the scenes lighting & editing of this shot http://t.co/SQbNU76EzB http://t.co/vjWc2BUNx3
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David Peterson set out to do something slightly unusual with this incredible timelapse from the ISS. Rather than just focus on the astonishing view from the station, he also wanted to show the ISS itself, making this incredible vehicle also part of the story. And his new video The World Outside My Window gives us a glimpse not just of planetary vistas and star strewn skies, but also of that little station which supports human life up there. In the YouTube description, Peterson explains: This montage of time-lapse photography...
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Nokia have teamed up for a new photography competition, one specifically aimed at "empowering women around the world through the power of images." And while there might not be a large prize purse at the end, the contest is aimed at aspiring photographers and photojournalists, and the winner will receive training, education, and high-end critiques — alongside the award itself. Dubbed Click for Change, the project wants images of women's empowerment the world over. The photos will be chosen based...
Perfectly timed for the inevitable winter snowstorms, Google has updated Google+'s AutoAwesome editing tool to add a couple of incredibly cheesy animated effects that are both seasonally appropriate and pretty goofy. Now your photos can have lights that twinkle and falling snow added to them. Here's how Google describes the new tools: Just in time for the holidays, we’re rolling out two new ways to make your Google+ photos more awesome, automatically: 1) Twinkle: upload a new photo of something that sparkles (like a...
When people think origami, they tend to imagine small, artfully folded creations. But artist Sipho Mabona wants to do something much bigger and much more exciting. He's planning to make a life-size origami sculpture of the biggest land mammal around — an elephant, and to livestream the entire production. Mabono has taken to Indiegogo to fundraise for the project, which will see him and three assistants folding the elephant out of a 15x15 meter (50x50 feet) sheet over the course of days. He'll also set up a series of video cameras...
Mr. Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager, Digital Imaging Business Group, Sony Corp. A little over three years ago, there was a very visible shift in Sony's camera lineup, starting with the extremely well-received NEX-5. It turns out that one individual has been the driving force behind most of Sony's recent string of successes. And what a string they are -- the RX1, RX1R, RX100 and RX100 II compacts, the smartphone-extending QX series (which are wildly successful, just not so much among the dedicated photo community), the full-frame...
Shopping for a photographer is hard. Glass is expensive, and you're never sure what they'd actually like. Lighting needs vary on the type of photography they do. Memory cards feel impersonal. But what about a really nice camera strap? After all, if they're going to have a hunk of metal and glass hanging from your neck for hours at a time, something stylish and safe would make an excellent purchase. And that's where the folks at A7 come in. A7 (not to be confused with the Sony camera of the same name) are a New York company that...
The story of photographer Steve McCurry’s quest to find the "Afghan Girl", a decades later search to find the iconic cover subject of National Geographic, is the stuff of legend. But another National Geographic photographer has just managed to pull of a similar feat — one that's even more impressive, because the subject can't speak. She's a dolphin. Photographer Flip Nicklin captured an image of a wild spotted dolphin in 1992, a distinctively marked female calf known as Nassau, which was emblazoned on the September 1992 cover of...
In just a few days, an incredible collection of Leica and Nikon gear will go under the auctioneer's hammer, with a December 8 sale through Tamarkin Rare Camera Auctions. Some 317 lots are up for bid, including some extremely rare pieces, like prototype and misprinted Leicas, anniversary boxed sets, Noctilux glass, and more. The two biggest draws in the auction are some of its most interesting. There's a Leica M4-2 Safari Prototype, bedecked in olive green. Apparently Leica was working on safari versions of both the M4-2 and the...
Earlier this year, Metabones wowed with its "Speed Booster" adapters, which managed to let you reduce the effective crop factor of a camera, and also increase the maximum aperture. Now the company has announced another wave of Speed Boosters, this time for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC) and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) — and these will even let you shoot as fast as f/0.74. The pair of Blackmagic cameras both have Micro Four Thirds mounts, but substantially smaller sensors, giving a 2.39x crop factor on the BMCC...
This video's an oldie but a goodie, and some of us here at IR hadn't see this before -- and chances are, that goes for our readers as well. Have you ever wondered what YouTube does with your videos once you've uploaded them? You didn't think they'd just leave them alone, did you. And you'd be right not to. Because apparently, once a video is uploaded to YouTube's servers, it undergoes some further processing before it is made available to the public. But what exactly happens in the time between your upload is done and the video is...
We've just posted our Nikon 58mm f/1.4G lens review, and confess that this lens has left us stratching our heads a little. The Nikon 58mm ƒ/1.4G AF-S Nikkor lens is Nikon's latest fast prime lens and the spiritual successor to the famed Nikon 58mm ƒ/1.2 Nikkor Noct classic Ai manual focus lens. Boasting a slightly slower ƒ/1.4 aperture than its Noct "predecessor," it does keep the same focal length and lens element layout. This new 58mm lens is the latest addition to Nikon's growing collection of normal focal length prime lenses,...
It's previously been rumored, and now it's official: Canon has announced the EOS M2, successor to the EOS M mirrorless camera, in Japan. From what it looks like, though, the camera isn't quite what many have hoped for, keeping the same design philosophy and almost the same body as its predecessor. What's changed is the autofocus, which is now a phase-detection / contrast-detection hybrid and covers 80% of the sensor area using Canon's Hybrid CMOS AF II technology, as seen in the Canon SL1. In addition to that, the M2 gains built-in...
It's often said that photography is the art of painting with light, but have you ever wondered how long your photos would take to create if you had to paint them in a more literal manner? British visual artist Kyle Lambert recently did just that, recreating a photograph of famous Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman entirely by hand. Lambert's portrait is based on an image by New York photographer Scott Gries, and it was made using only an Apple iPad Air tablet, Savage Interactive's Procreate painting app, and his fingertips. The...
One of the main advantages to the GoPro is that it's small and light enough that you can strap it to just about anything, and it won't get in the way. How small and light? Enough so that you can essentially build it an aerodynamic wing, tie in some rope, and create awesome (and vaguely vertigo inducing) footage of you spinning it around your body. At least, that's what Steven Prael did, for the video below. With the help of his dad's workshop, Prael built a relatively simple glider for the GoPro, and then it was just a matter of...
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