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The Art of Photography have produced an interesting video providing an overview of abstract photography, concentrating on a number of the main photographers from the past 100 years or so. It's an interesting watch, and worth having a look if you'd like to find out a bit more about various abstract photography techniques.
 
Fujifilm have recently announced their latest bridge camera, the FinePix S8400W. Boating a 44x optical zoom and wifi connectivity, it's certainly an interesting candidate if you're looking to update your current camera. It's a 16 megapixel camera, offering 1080i video recording at 60 frames per second and an ISO range of 100-12800.Expect a release date around May 2013.
 
Plan on traveling and visiting the Windy City soon? Chicago, like many big cities, is full of vibrant life and ongoing activities. Whether it's day or night, overcast or sunny, one can always obtain wonderful photography from the normal tourist areas or in Chicago's secrets nooks and crannies. Here is a miniscule look from the thousands of locations that are great spots to get fantastic photography. Here is a list of specific places that are mention in this blog. They are all in the area most commonly referred to as The Loop: Millenium Park, Wrigley Building, Tribune Building, Water Tower Plaza, Chicago River. And Michigan Lake's water front. Most of them are within three miles of the heart of the city. Just remember to open your eyes and always look for color to get the best shots...
 
To be able to photograph the Northern Lights, a bit of planning is required. In fact, the Northern Lights are only visible in the "Auroral Oval" at high latitudes around the Polar Circles, and where there is no light pollution, far from the big cities. Some well known areas for photographing the Northern Lights include Lapland and the north of Scandinavia, Alaska and Iceland. It's more difficult to find a good spot in the Southern hemisphere around the Antarctic Circle. In the Southern hemisphere the Southern Lights are called the Aurora Australis.
 
With today's economy, getting into any field is challenging regardless if you have a college degree or not. In just the span of five years, the job market's been flooded with employees with a lot of the same skill sets. This makes finding a creative career a challenge. So, how can one break into the Photography Industry? Whether you're an amateur or have just graduated from high school or college/university, here are some key ideas on how to get started working as a Photographer and hopefully continuing on to steady work.
 
Canon this month announced the launch of their latest batch of digital SLR cameras, namely the Canon 100D and Canon 700D (or if you're in the states, the Canon SL1 and Canon T5i) The Canon 100D hails to be the 'world's smallest digital SLR camera' with an 18 megapixel sensor, 3 inch touch screen and 1080p video recording capability. The Canon 700D is the successorto the Canon 650D.
 
Pop photo run a monthly photography competition where the best shot wins a princely $300. As they mention on their competition page, there are no category restrictions, just submit a cracking photo. The deadline is May 1st so get entering.