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Mary Ellen Mark.

It's an absolute tragedy that Mary Ellen Mark has passed away. An incredibly talented photographer with a great many stories.

I saw Mary Ellen's work at The Sony World Photographer of the Year Awards Exhibition in London last year and loved it.

A legend that will be missed, but who's work will continue too grow and develop and be appreciated in the photographic world.

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This video of Mary Ellen Mark on the Capture Channel was the first time I ever came across Her work and i watch it occasionally. Enjoy. 
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Free Hi-Res desktop wallpapers.

So I've made another small series of photographs available as high resolution desktop wallpapers.

They're 2560 on the longest edge, making them ideal for Mac's, but they should resize neatly to windows desktops too.

There are 5 photographs to choose from and they're all made using the #Olympus #OMD E-M1 and M.Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro.

Enjoy!

(If also love your feedback, so please do drop comments etc!)
I've recently been making a series of photographs available to you free as desktop wallpapers. Previous wallpapers include Motor Racing Wallpapers, photographs from Venice. Today I want to share with you photographs of some Dandelions. Yes...Dandelions! Finished in monochrome. Best viewed in full screen (or saved as your desktop wallpaper of course :) ): You can download all of the Hi-Res files in a Zip file right here (9.4Mb), or...
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I make no bones about it - this is very much a photograph inspired by one of my favourites by +Martin Bailey himself! Although it was never my intention to copy Martin's work, I recognise the stark similarities in framing and elements (and subject of course)

I've just moved house to a beautiful little village here in Surrey in the UK and decided to take a little walk with my camera this afternoon. These immaculate little Dandelions were screaming for some Macro love.

I'm very fortunate to have an Authentic, Original Martin Bailey Fine Art Print hanging in my hallway and I was always attracted to 'The Journey Begins' - a stunning mono photograph of a Dandelion Flower. I was definitely channeling some of that photograph whilst shooting today.

If you're interested, this is what it's like to order a Martin Bailey Fine Art Print: http://www.michaelrammell.com/blog/thejourneybegins
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On the way into London for today's street photography walk! I started organising this a few months back and it looks like we're going to have a turnout of about 15 or so people. Looking forward to catching up with some familiar faces and making some new friends!

If you're in London and fancy a walkabout come and join us:
http://www.michaelrammell.com/calendar/london-april-2015
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Great list here from +Valerie Jardin, if you're after a new book to read or podcast to listen to then have a look at some of Valerie's favourites.
Something for every photographer out there.
 
My updated list of favorites!
My favorite photo gear, books, podcasts, and more.
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It's great when a bird is in the right place at the right time, I just wish I'd had a wider depth of field. Then again, I do like the way it forces the focus on the eye.

In case you were wondering:
 - Olympus OM-D E-M1
 - Olympus M.Zukio 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
 - 1/5000th, ISO 200, 120mm, f/2.8

I kept having to move from side to side as I was actually standing behind this guy. He'd look one way and then turn his head another. There were quite a few people around so I think he was a bit on-edge. He's used to being around the public, but it's only just starting to get warm here in the UK so it's the start of the season for many places.

I'll be going to a Birds of Prey day in the next few weeks and can't wait to get more like this.
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Thanks +Martin Bailey. It wasn't 100% intentional if I'm honest. It's shot at f/2.8, which on an MFT body is f/5.6, so I expected a bit more to be in focus, but in fact, because of the sharpness of the eye and the glint, I feel it works.

Haven't photographed wildlife for some time, so was over the moon when they bought this bird out (a serious bird!)
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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark. 
I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Mary Ellen Mark. As a photographer, she was an exceptional talent using her camera to reveal the famous and the invisible with a poignant and beautiful eye. As a human being, she was generous and filled with an amazing compassion, though she didn't suffer fools lightly.
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I make no bones about it - this is very much a photograph inspired by one of my favourites by +Martin Bailey himself! Although it was never my intention to copy Martin's work, I recognise the stark similarities in framing and elements (and subject of course)

I've just moved house to a beautiful little village here in Surrey in the UK and decided to take a little walk with my camera this afternoon. These immaculate little Dandelions were screaming for some Macro love.

I'm very fortunate to have an Authentic, Original Martin Bailey Fine Art Print hanging in my hallway and I was always attracted to 'The Journey Begins' - a stunning mono photograph of a Dandelion Flower. I was definitely channeling some of that photograph whilst shooting today.

If you're interested, this is what it's like to order a Martin Bailey Fine Art Print: http://www.michaelrammell.com/blog/thejourneybegins
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Following a trip to Silverstone to photograph the world endurance championships I've made a selection of my photographs available as hi-resolution desktop wallpapers.

there are Ferrari's, Porsche's, BMW's, Aston Martin's and the Audi R18 e-Tron Quattro.

Have a look, enjoy!

#FIA #WEC #ferrari #porsche #audi #BMW #AstonMartin
I was fortunate enough to be at Silverstone here in the UK a few weeks back to see (and photograph) the cars from the World Endurance Championship race around the track! I didn't get to photograph the race itself, which was on the Sunday, but I was there alongside the track on Saturday as the cars had free-practise and competed in qualifying for the race the next day. I was putting the Olympus OM-D E-M1 through it's paces in preparatio...
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There's an odd myth going around that Micro Four Thirds can't do Shallow Depth of Field. Don't know where that came from!

It's great when a bird is in the right place at the right time, I just wish I'd had a wider depth of field. Then again, I do like the way it forces the focus on the eye.

In case you were wondering:
 - Olympus OM-D E-M1
 - Olympus M.Zukio 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO
 - 1/5000th, ISO 200, 120mm, f/2.8

I kept having to move from side to side as I was actually standing behind this guy. He'd look one way and then turn his head another. There were quite a few people around so I think he was a bit on-edge. He's used to being around the public, but it's only just starting to get warm here in the UK so it's the start of the season for many places.

I'll be going to a Birds of Prey day in the next few weeks and can't wait to get more like this.
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If you're thinking about investing in some photography training this year, or even next year, then i would recommend you look no further than +Martin Bailey's amazing workshops.

Destinations include Japan, Iceland and Namibia and all of the subjects and that those places entail. from Snow Monkeys to Sand Dunes, from red Crowned Cranes to Martin's own Chofu Studio. You'll get to see some incredible wildlife and learn from one of the photography industries best educators.

Take a look today.

#photography #iceland #japan #namibia #wildlife #landscapes
Hi Michael, Having just completed three amazing winter tours here in Japan, we're now looking forward to a number of incredible upcoming tours and workshops, so I thought I'd send out a quick update to fill you in on the details.
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The Olympus 40-150mm ED f/2.8 PRO Review

My own migration to Olympus hinged on this very lens being as good as it is. Without a quality Olympus lens to challenge the 70-200's I wasn't prepared to move. My Canon 70-200L f/2.8 IS USM ii was the jewel of my kit bag. It was the one thing I'd save from my house if it were on fire (photographically speaking that is).

After testing the Olympus 40-150 f/2.8 at the Olympus Image Space last year I had seen enough to convince me it was capable. When I bought it and used it for an engagement shoot and some portraits, the Canon 70-200 was sold immediately.

Here's my review of the Olympus 40-150mm ED f/2.8 PRO, criticims and all. In this post I talk about the size compared to DSLR lenses, the build quality and of course the optics

http://bit.ly/Olympus40-150review
More and more professional photographers are making the switch to mirrorless cameras than ever before. With cameras such as the Olympus OM-D E-M1 being sturdy and built to take on the rigors of professional assignments, yet considerably smaller and lighter than DSLR's, photographers are reaping the benefits of such systems. However, it's one thing for the camera body itself to be up to the task - but what about the lenses? One must...
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All-Olympus Wedding, Portrait and Street Photographer known mostly as the Host & Producer of The Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast.
Introduction

Hi there, I'm Michael Rammell.

Let's start with the highlights:

Now for the biography part:

Michael has built the successful and popular Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast from scratch. The Podcast and the supporting community aims to aid photographers looking to turn their photographic passions into profitable businesses. The show pulls in hundreds of listeners each week with a mixture of round-table discussions and interviews with leading industry experts who offer advice on going pro and share their stories of when they transitioned. The show regularly features the very people it's looking to support on their journey. Guests such as Valerie Jardin, Andrew HellmichFrank Doorhoff and David DuChemin have all made appearances.

Michael has appeared on a number of popular Photography Podcasts including the excellent Photobiz Xposed Podcast with Andrew Hellmich and the thought-provoking and engaging Photography 121 Podcast with Stephen Cotterell. Michael is also a very active moderator on the Martin Bailey Photography Google+ Community

As a professional Photographer Michael remains a registered member of The Guild Of Photographers

Social Media Links & Websites (i'm all over the internet):

Weddings & Portraits: www.rammellphotography.com
Street Photography and Blog: www.michaelrammell.com
Ready Steady Pro: www.readysteadypro.co.uk

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  • Ready Steady Pro Photography Podcast
    Host & Producer, 2013 - present
    Ready Steady Pro - the Podcast for Photographers Turning Pro. Each week I sit down with a guest or a group of guests and discuss all matters photography. Mostly this podcast is about the business of photography, including Sales, Marketing, Pricing and much more. We talk inspiration, Social Media, dealing with clients and of course we chat craft and gear too!
  • RammellStudios.co.uk
    Head Shot Photographer, 2012 - present
    Head Shots for Actors & Musicians
  • RammellPhotography.com
    Photographer, 2009 - present
    Wedding Photographer based in Berkshire, serving the UK.
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Question #32: About Switching from JPEG to RAW
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Q: "How to do it simply. I have resisted because I did not want to have to work on each and every photo." Joan H. A: First what is a RAW fil

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Hello and welcome to Photomatte Imaging! The home of Matthew Robinson, a Staffordshire Wedding Photographer based near Lichfield.I am availa

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TWiP 319 - The Reincarnation of SmugMug - This Week in Photo
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TWiP's newest ViewBug photo contest: “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Lyrics”. We provide you with a song, you listen to it and interpret the

5 Reasons Why Not to Become a Professional Photographer - The Phoblographer
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In this blog post, we talk about why you shouldn't become a professional photographer. Read more at the Phoblographer.

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Hi all and welcome to post 35! This post was supposed to be a review of OnOne Software's Perfect Photo Suite 7 , but I haven't been able to

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One of my favorite effects in Photoshop plug-ins is the Tonal Contrast effect. onOne Software's Perfect Effects has it, and Nik has it as we

Some predator you are... by Michael Rammell
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The Africa Lion. In the wild these things are fierce, but I couldn't help but get the feeling that the killer instinct is lost when they're

Rich attempts to ride the London to Brighton (56 miles)
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Photo portfolio of Elena Khazina on 500px.

Fotoblur Magazine Issue 13 | Spring 2012 - Get your photos published!
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Want to get your photos published? Fotoblur is looking for photo contributors for Fotoblur Magazine, Issue 13 | Spring 2012.

What a catch! by Geoffrey Baker
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A Puffin with it's catch of Sandeels photographed on Skomer Island in West Wales UK. Hand held

The Month that was Feb 2013
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Well February was another awesome month for photo shoots. We kicked of the month with the 'Woman on the Street' photo shoot with Hayley & Ch