Photography Roundup - 6/13
Summary of photo news, the latest contests, and more
Night in Seattle Edit | Glenn5995
It's June and vacation season is upon us! Grab your Baja shorts, Hawaiian shirt, thong sandals, and some sun block: it's time to get out in the sun and take some photos. But before you get out there, check out this week's deals, gear news, and photography resources.
June is a great month to buy camera gear. The sellers know that you're about to take a summer vacation and they want to help you try out a new lens on your trip. Check out some of the deals we've seen so far this month.
- June 2015 US Pentax Lens Deals
- UK and EU Pentax Camera Cash Back
- QS-1 Rebate on Top of Discount
- Pentax K-50 just $295.00
- Stay tuned Tuesday for another exciting deal!
Pentax Forums Roundup
Converging Lines Theme Image | K David
Official Monthly Contest #105 Serenity: Nominating
Nominations are being accepted for the May 2015 official monthly photo contest. Take a few minutes to comment on your favorites. Any comment counts as a nomination! Nominations will close on the 15th and at that time, you'll be able to view and vote on the 15 finalists.
Official Monthly Contest #106 Accepting Entries
Be sure to enter this month's "Converging Lines" contest for a shot at prizes! Submit entries here.
Photo Critique Sub-forum
Ever wondered how your photos stack up? In the Pentax Forums Photo Critique Sub-forum, you can find out. Other members will give you honest but friendly pointers on your images.
Post Processing Challenge #151: Night in Seattle
Night in Seattle | Arizona Dave
If you enjoy learning new tricks to help edit your photos, check out or weekly post processing challenge. Here's a link to the 151st installment: Night in Seattle by Arizona Dave.
- Ilford Direct Positive Paper is back! More details here. It's already on backorder at B&H.
- PhaseOne introduces their full-frame 645 medium-format digital, the PhaseOne XF.
- Pentax demos a potential 4X5 duplicator for the 645 system.
- Pizza Hut is now in the camera business (actually the projector business.)
- Pentax Forums official announcement about the PrioLite system.
We also posted our in-depth review of the HD Pentax-DA 21mm F3.2 Limited lens this week.
Apropos of our second installment of the year-long astronomical photography article series, here are two interesting articles with astronomical photography articles as well as other interesting photography reads.
- Hubble's 50 Most Beautiful Photos
- Michael Benson's Interstellar Imagery
- 22 Of the Most Powerful Photos, Week of June 5
- The Most Important Single Tip for Selling Your Photography
- The Afghan Camera Project (an effort to save a nearly dead form of photography)
Featured Online Photography Resource
The Pleasure of the Pinhole Camera. This is a fun article about pinhole cameras, yes, but it also has a lot of very useful information about how basic photography principles affect imagery. This is a good read that will give you a lot of really interesting information about photography as an art, craft, and science.