Richard Pilon

177 Flips | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | 3 Following | 38 Followers | @richardpilon | Long distance runner, photographer, engineer, father of five, husband of one.

How to Process B&W Film at Home: An 8-Minute Crash Course by Ilford

If you’ve never tried your hand at black-and-white film photography before but would like to learn the basics of developing your own film at home, …

Using primes or zooms for portraits? Here are pros and cons of both

Choosing prime or zoom lenses is mainly a matter of preference. And what to choose when you’re shooting portraits? Many photographers would rather …

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 8 instead of an iPhone X

Those three phones start at $700, $800, and $1,000, respectively.<p>The most expensive iPhone model, the iPhone X, in many ways represents the future of the iPhone. But it's not for everyone.<p><b>Here are 9 reasons it's worth considering an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus instead of the iPhone X:</b>

Mobile Technology

Airline Laptop Ban Guide For Photographers

Checking your laptop and camera gear on international flights appears likely to become the norm, not the exception.You probably know that the U.S. …

Nature Photography

Amrut Peated Single Malt Whisky Review

<i>By Debbie Shocair</i><i>Rating: A-</i>Amrut Indian Peated Single Malt<i><br>(Credit: Amrut)</i>I have put in a lot of work on Amrut’s Indian single malts, and I’m happy to …

Kavalan - Concertmaster (Review)

In the world of Scotch, port casks are typically reserved for expensive, high-end or older whiskies, presumably in part to do with the difficulty of …

Single Malt Whisky

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Social Media

Street photography! A re-think.

Street photography has never been so popular. Everyone has a camera with them these days, even if it is only a smart phone. Going to work or simply …

Reasons Why I Love Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 Lens

I had a very specific objective to achieve last weekend, to answer a popularly asked question sent by readers via emails as well as in the comment …

Your Guide To Buying an SD Card - 7 Helpful Tips

Buying An SD Card<p>They're just SD cards, right? How hard can it be to buy one?<p>As with many things in photography, the reality is not always as simple …

All You Need to Know About the New Apple iPhone 7 Camera

Today, we finally got to see and hear all the new details on the Apple iPhone 7. Of specific note is the camera on the iPhone 7 Plus: which features …

How to Use Keystone Compensation with the Olympus OM-D E-M1

The Olympus OM-D E-M1 mirrorless camera includes Keystone Compensation that allows photographers to correct for converging lines in-camera.<p>There are …

From Boring to Soaring - Create Your Own Photography Project

Why Invest Time In A Photography Project? Depending On The Nature Of The Project, It Can:<p>Sharpen our fundamental <b>skills</b>,<br>• Force us to expand our <b>creative</b> …

What Will Become of Bill Cunningham's $1 Million Photo Archive?

Bill Cunningham famously detested money.<p>"Money is the cheapest thing," he was known to say. "Liberty is the most expensive.”<p>The documentary "Bill Cunningham New York" detailed his almost monk-like way of life. He ate frugally-priced deli food, wore utilitarian blue smocks meant for janitors, lived …

Bill Cunningham

M.Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 Review: A small yet capable prime from Olympus

A 50mm lens on 35mm format is the closest field of view we can get to the human eye. It is the focal length often found on the ideal kit lens for old …

Portraits Of Women's Backs Put A Twist On The Conventional Nude Photo

“I hope to encourage women to live fully,” Kacy Johnson explained. “To feel complete in their bodies and also in their thoughts and feelings."<p>“It’s rare to stop and look at the backs of objects, even human beings; their details, their movements,” Leticia, pictured above, explained in a statement. …

Stereotypes

Photographer Traveling Cross-Country to Capture Diverse Portraits of Americans in All 50 States

Photographer John Mireles is on an impressive quest to shoot portraits of citizens in all 50 states of America. The ongoing project is titled <i>Neighbors</i>, and it aims to demonstrate the incredible diversity of the country by showcasing people from all different backgrounds in locales between the …

San Diego

Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm F1.8 Review: Street Shooting

<b>Important Notes:</b><p>1. This is a <b>user experience</b> based review.<p>2. All images were shot in RAW and converted directly to JPEG (High Quality) via Olympus …

The Olympus M. Zuiko 17mm f

35mm is perhaps the most versatile focal length in photography. In what seems like a perfect compromise, it is wide enough to include plenty of the …

New Patent: Olympus 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens

Olympus has filed a new patent for 28mm f/1.4 full frame mirrorless lens. Up to now Olympus has five full frame mirrorless lens patents:<p>28mm …

Cameras

How to Properly Shoot a Photo in Portrait Orientation

Do you know how to actually shoot a photo in portrait orientation? You’re probably going to say yes because what you’ve been doing so far has been …

Tips for shooting street portraits

There are many street photographers that will only shoot in a candid fashion. They wish to be invisible, to be unseen, to only capture photographs …

Comparison between the Olympus MZD 25mm f/1.8 and 45mm f/1.8

Posted by<p>Sam Dorado<p>Labels: comparison, em5, environmental portrait, M Zuiko Digital 25mm, M Zuiko Digital 45mm, M. Zuiko Digital, meike extension …

Three Essential Lenses for the Beginning Micro Four Thirds User

The Micro Four Thirds system is all about great image quality in a small package. That was evident pretty much from the start, when Olympus …

Choosing the best Olympus lenses for your M.Zuiko collection (2016)

As of 2016, Micro Four Thirds has the largest number of lenses available for a mirrorless system. Of these lenses, 23 have been produced by Olympus, …

Creating Better Portraits With A Single Flash

Model: Asta Peredes<p>The idea of using one light to create better photos isn’t a new one. It’s one that famed photographer Zack Arias tends to preach, …

Whiskey Review: Redbreast 12 Year Old

<i>Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a free sample to review by the party behind it. The Whiskey Wash, while appreciative of this, did</i> …

Using the Olympus OM-D E-M1 for Head Shot Photography – Interview with Damon Hunter

Welcome to our series of 100 interviews we will be holding with photographers who use mirrorless cameras for their work! “Switching to a smaller … …

Black and White JPEGs: The New Cool Camera Feature?

“Always shoot in RAW” is quite a good statement to live by; but with the incredibly beautiful black and white image renderings that more modern …

Natural History Museum