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Even if flowers and trees aren’t quite ready to blossom, it’s still a good time to start preparing your photography gear for capturing the colors of NYC in bloom. With some helpful tips you can brush up and improve your skills to ensure that every spring tulip, daffodil, apple blossom and cherry blossom receives the attention, recognition and visual celebration is deserves after the long winter.

Gather your tools

If you’re someone who grew tired of shooting snow and dreary skies, it’s time to gather your gear and make sure everything is working properly for spring. Choose and clean your lenses, dig out your tripod, and free up space on your SD card in preparation of setting up for and shooting the perfect spring flower photos. Read more, here: http://bit.ly/1CrMUj8
Even if flowers and trees aren’t quite ready to blossom, it’s a good time to start preparing your photography gear for capturing the colors of NYC in bloom.
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Have you ever searched back through your collected digital images or printed photos and marveled at some of the lucky shots you took? Amazingly, you pressed the shutter button at just the right moment to capture a perfectly-timed photo of your friend in mid-air making an odd face right before jumping into a pool or your pet the moment before it does something that turned out either hilarious and/or disastrous. Perhaps your attempt to capture the sky at sunset or sunrise revealed a peculiar element you didn’t see at the time or you were in the middle of taking a picture when something happened that you wish you could somehow go back in time and change.

Whatever the reason or circumstance, those lucky shots or perfectly timed photos result in images that cover a range of emotions including humor, horror, disbelief, fear, and many more. While some of those photos may contain moments you’d rather forget, others give you a glimpse of what you’re capable of capturing and can inspire you to try to turn luck into skill. Some photographers take the time to plan these seemingly fortuitous pictures while others really are just lucky, but the effort or lack thereof is worth it when it gives glimpses of instants you might otherwise miss. Find more great images like these at Perfectly Timed Photos.Com and bring your own lucky shots to Baboo Digital for enlargements, custom framing, and unique mounting options. See the photos, here: http://bit.ly/1EsPMM6
Have you ever searched back through your collected digital images or printed photos and marveled at some of the lucky shots/perfectly timed photos you took?
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The use of drones to capture amazing photographs and videos continues to grow in popularity, but the history of drones includes far less recreational endeavors. Drones have their origin in military applications as the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, goes back to the 1800’s. Original UAVs were explosive-laden balloons used by the Austrians to attack Venice in 1849. Over the years, their military use increased and evolved as innovative drone technology aided with surveillance and attacks. A drone’s tireless ability to function in a variety of temperatures and terrains via remote control eventually led to the development of commercially available units that became fast favorite pieces of gear for pro and amateur photographers and videographers. Read the rest of the article, here: http://bit.ly/1GBrvXA
The use of drones to capture amazing photographs and videos continues to grow in popularity, but the history of drones includes far less recreational endeavors.
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For Marvel Comic fans, witnessing the 360-degree shot of The Avengers team standing back to back during the battle of New York in The Avengers movie was a momentous, breath-catching cinematic event. At last, all the character introductions during separate movies culminated in that epic shot showing the unstoppable unification of a powerful team. Yet some fans still wonder: what do The Avengers do when they’re not saving the world from an alien invasion? The end of The Avengers movie showed them enjoying some shawarma following their amazing victory, but an inventive photographer has taken that many steps further.

Photographer Edy Hardjo decided to show The Avengers and other superheroes doing everyday activities that reveal their more “human” side. He accomplished this feat using action figures, clever photo editing, and his own quirky imagination. In his photographs, Hardjo blends Marvel and DC superheroes in situations that are anything but world-saving.

Edy Hardjo’s photographs include images portraying Wolverine and Hulk helping Batman fix the Batcycle, Avengers members and Wolverine action figures trying to figure out Instagram on a phone almost as big as they are, and a colorful collection of superheroes playing hopscotch using Thor’s hammer as the stone. See more photos, here: http://bit.ly/1B52G1u
Photographer Edy Hardjo shows The Avengers and other superheroes doing everyday activities that reveal a more “human” side with action figures and photo
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Historical hobbyist John Maloof’s discovery in 2007 proves that you never know what hidden treasures undeveloped negatives possess. At a local auction, Maloof purchased an entire box filled with negatives for $380, having no idea what they would reveal. What he discovered was the work of a previously-unknown, prolific street photographer from the 50’s and 60’s by the name of Vivian Maier.

As Maloof developed the negatives, he realized that the work went beyond simple street photos taken during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Through her images, Vivian Maier preserved the everyday experiences of the people she encountered and she had the creative ability to perceive and capture the soul of the time. Among the negatives were shots of celebrities including Audrey Hepburn and Kirk Douglas. Read more, here: http://bit.ly/1Errsvr
Historical hobbyist John Maloof’s discovery of Vivian Maier's photography in 2007 proves that you never know the hidden treasures undeveloped negatives possess.
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They lurk in closets, attics, basements, and spare rooms and the idea of tackling them makes you cringe. They’re those boxes of loose #photographs, #slides, #negatives and mystery #rolls of undeveloped #film you keep meaning to go through and organize. Thankfully, the task isn’t as insurmountable as you believe. With film development and digital film scanning from Baboo Digital, that collection of images becomes easy to organize, preserve, improve, and share.

Rediscover and preserve memories

While all of your photos from the last several years are probably #digital images saved on your computer, the images before then are a jumble of media. Some people are diligent about placing all their prints in neatly-organized albums, but in today’s busy world, that practice has become less of a priority and more of a chore. Unfortunately, this means that all of those memories stay tucked forgotten in boxes and possibly suffering damage from heat, cold, and moisture due to improper storage. Avoid losing those pieces of your history by having your prints scanned by Baboo Digital into easily accessible image files. Read the rest of the article, here: http://bit.ly/1L6y8z5
They lurk in closets, attics, basements, and spare rooms and the idea of tackling them makes you cringe. They're boxes of photographs, slides, negatives & film.
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A key element that elevates the images of #photographers is having a good eye for #composition. By applying the basic ideas of quality composition one at a time, you’ll improve your #photography technique and capture impressive images. It’s important to remember as you hone your craft, that it takes persistence, practice, and patience to improve your composition skills. With some essential concepts to help you get started, you’ll soon see the world in a completely new way through the lens of your camera.

Understand your #lenses

While you may have multiple lenses in your gear bag, if you’ve never taken the time to understand their use individually, you’re missing the bigger picture. Spend time learning one lens at a time so you can discover the exact affect they each have on a photo’s appearance. A fixed lens is a good place to start, but a zoom lens can work too if you can set it to a specific focal length. When you use a single focal length without the ability to zoom in and out, you can fully appreciate its characteristic and learn how to apply it during shoots. Read more, here: http://bit.ly/1Nb2qld
A key element that elevates the images of photographers is having an eye for composition. By applying basic composition ideas one at a time, photographs
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Landscapes aren’t all views of green, lush, rolling hills or waves lapping upon a warm, sandy beach. In fact, some of the most interesting landscapes exist within the urban jungles of New York, Boston, and other big cities. Urban landscapes, Manhattan especially, contain just as much drama and dynamic interest as landscapes that are more rural. Add into that the almost constant human presence in urban landscapes and the potential to capture unique and layered images during urban photography is undeniable. Set out on an urban adventure with camera in hand and re-examine the landscape with a new perspective that uncovers the hidden beauty of the city.

Distant Skyline

The best way to photograph a city skyline is by distancing yourself from the city center and finding a location where you can capture the best view of the skyscrapers and bridges. An ideal way to do this in NYC is by taking a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, which not only gives you distance, it also presents the opportunity to capture elements including the water and ferry along with the Manhattan skyline. Nonetheless, take the time to compose your shot so your images don’t appear to be carbon copies of the view seen on every tourist postcard available in gift shops. Experiment with different lenses and look for a new angle. Study the skyline until you find a perspective that isn’t as familiar to residents and visitors. Read the entire article, here: http://bit.ly/1L7qbPs

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Interesting landscapes exist in the urban jungles of cities. Urban landscapes like Manhattan contain as much drama and dynamic interest as rural landscapes.
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To preserve and protect the beauty of your artwork and photographs, you’ve invested in custom framing and mounting and now face the task of displaying your collection in a stylish manner. One of the most effective ways of accomplishing this task is by creating a gallery wall (or two) to serve as an in-home exhibit where you and your guests can enjoy your unique images.

Gather your work

While you diligently frame your favorite artwork and photography, if you don’t hang it right away, you’ve probably stashed it in closets or spare rooms. Pull all of your pieces out of storage and gather them in one place so you can compare the image motifs, colors, and sizes and view the various frame styles you’ve selected for the pieces. Along with your own creations, incorporate paintings, prints, photographs, and even mirrors that you’ve collected from your favorite artists and designers through the years. Mixing your images with those of famous artists lends a true art gallery look to the collection. Mix various size pieces to create depth, interest and to carry the focus along the wall once everything is on display. Don’t worry if your collection seems overwhelming, the idea is to have double the pieces that can over the wall so you can switch things up as you organize the gallery wall. Read the rest of the article, here: http://bit.ly/1DQcmM2
To preserve the beauty of your artwork and photos, you’ve invested in custom framing, mounting or laminating that looks beautiful on an in-home gallery wall.
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Prominent features in commercial advertising, such as posters in movie theaters, lightboxes are highly effective tools because of their visibility and size. That technology has found its way into the photography and art sectors as visual artists use custom LED lightboxes for unique displays. The inserted images are backlit or edge-lit, which creates a dynamic, eye-catching and vibrant effect.

Benefits of LED lightboxes

LED lightboxes offer many benefits and advantages over lightboxes that use fluorescent tubes, which are bulky, prone to damage, and add significant weight to the frame. LED lightboxes are thinner, lighter, more energy-efficient, and lower maintenance. It’s also easier to switch out images with LED lightboxes because they are either side-lit or backlit. LED lightboxes are self-contained and available with internal or external power supplies so that all people see are the images and not cumbersome electrical elements. When artists use LED lightboxes to display their images, they gain instant attention and recognition. Read more about light boxes and see more photos, here: http://bit.ly/1JS4OAR
Baboo Digital makes custom lightboxes for use in photography and art to create unique displays with images backlit or edge-lit for a dynamic, eye-catching and
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If the idea of shooting outdoors in weather that ranges from sub-zero wind chills to snow to freezing rain makes you shiver, it’s time to perfect your indoor #photography skills. Knowing how to achieve the perfect #indoorphotography is a talent that serves you well through all seasons. Taking the time to learn all the tips and tricks involved with great indoor photography is worth it when you can utilize your gear no matter the weather.

Know your gear

Understanding the full capabilities of your #camera, #lenses, #flashes, and other gear is vital for obtaining quality indoor photography. Finding the best settings for different lighting, composition, and subject matter involves experimentation and that means taking numerous shots. Don’t be afraid to play around with ISO, shutter speed, exposure, and anything else you can adjust because the more you know about your gear, the less time you waste tinkering during an actual shoot. With #digitalphotography, it’s easy to delete unwanted pictures after you’ve made notes of what works best for each shot you’re trying to achieve. Read the rest of the article, here: http://bit.ly/1EWGqas
If the idea of shooting outdoors in weather that ranges from sub-zero wind chills to freezing rain makes you shiver, it’s time to perfect indoor photography.
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In our Spring 2014 post entitled 5 Must-Shoot Spots in NYC for #Photographers, we discussed some of the most ideal locations in the city for #photography. A large part of what makes locations such as Grand Central Station and St. Patrick’s Cathedral so breathtaking in images is the #architecture of the buildings. Creating intriguing architecture requires collaboration among architects, builders, and engineers and their final artistic “masterpiece” fulfills both form and function in a way never before seen. Executed well, architectural images add a new dimension to the portfolio of both pro and amateur photographers. Capturing the nuances of architectural #design in a photograph is an art form in itself that requires practice and skill.

Time it right

The best time for exterior architectural photography is right before dawn and soon after #sunset. At these times, the sky is full of color and textured that add depth and interest to the shot. This is also when the light on the building is the most even and when the building’s exterior lighting mixes well with the ambient light. During the middle part of the day, the sky can appear washed out and too bright, no matter the weather. Full daylight also creates harsh shadows on buildings that make it challenging to capture the intricate details of the design properly. For interior architectural photography, the right time is determined by what you’re trying to capture in your image, such as afternoon sunlight streaming in through the stained glass windows of a church or the view of the descending sun through the picture window of a skyscraper. Read the rest of the article, here: http://bit.ly/1E4cWY6
Executed well, architectural images add new dimension to the portfolio of pro and amateur photographers. Capturing the nuances of architectural design is art.
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37 W 20th St New York, NY 10011
37 West 20th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10011
(212) 727-2727baboodigital.com
Photo Shop, Picture Frame ShopToday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:30 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:30 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:30 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:30 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday Closed
Opening in 1977 at the height of New York’s photo industry, Baboo, located in Manhatten’s Flatiron Disctrict, continues to service both the photgrapher, advertiser and hobbyist. We provide expert imaging solutions for anything from gallery exhibits to retail signage.
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deepan gill
a month ago
They have high end machinery, most of the times customers coming in have no clue how printing tech works thus are themselves confused as to what they want. Also note, always ask for text print and pay for it as well, supplies are used for test prints. If you work with them, they will work with you and BTW as for Doug if he is still there.
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Jim F
11 months ago
I can't agree with all the bad reviews. I had several good experiences recently with hi-res digital photo printing and mounting. I had one order issue but it was addressed and remedied quickly and to my satisfaction.
Brian Noble
a year ago
Bad.
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4 months ago
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nick korompilas
a month ago
Ordered a bunch of banners and poster prints for NYFW, Very happy with the service, print job and quality of our products. Will use again.
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Sharokh Mirzai
3 years ago
These guys are great! The service they provide is very hands on and I know I can call for any questions I have regarding digital photo printing. They have earned my business.
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SANDEEP PANDEY
a year ago
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3 years ago
TRUST THE BAD RATINGS!!! This place is horrible. They printed my image out so dark it had NO detail. This is after refusing my request to review the print before they mounted it. When I tried to reason with him, the rude owner Kumar Baboo told me: "You dont want to see me get mad. I'm known for this. Get out of my shop." Then he walked away to and refused to talk to me. Unbelievable. I have to contest with my credit card and file a police report. Paid for a print and have nothing to show!!!!
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