PhoozL Announces New Music-Themed Photo Contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’

Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces its latest “super-judged” (and first paid-entry) photo contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’. The assignment is to interpret 1960s Classic Rock song titles with your photography. And the judge is Elliott Landy, official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival! How groovy is that? This is PhoozL’s first paid-entry contest ($5), and entrants can upload up to 5 submissions for that one fee. The contest is open for submissions now until March 24 to all logged-in members of, amateur to pro, 18+, worldwide. There are prizes for Top 3 and Honorable Mentions. To see more details and to submit, go to:


Charlottesville, Virginia (February 19, 2013)

– Photography education and entertainment site PhoozL announces its latest “super-judged” (and first paid-entry) photo contest: ‘Show the Song: Spirit of the ‘60s’. The assignment is to interpret 1960s Classic Rock song titles with your photography. And the judge is Elliott Landy, official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival! How groovy is that? This is PhoozL’s first paid-entry contest ($5), and entrants can upload up to 5 submissions for that one fee. The contest is open for submissions now until March 24 to all logged-in members of, amateur to pro, 18+, worldwide. There are prizes for Top 3 and Honorable Mentions. To see more details and to submit, go to:

“We’re very excited to have official Woodstock Festival photographer Elliott Landy judge this contest,” says Harald Johnson, PhoozL’s founder. “Elliott was there to capture the ‘60s rock music scene, so who better to judge our first paid-entry, music-themed challenge.”

About Elliott Landy

Elliott Landy is best known for his iconic photographs of rock musicians and as official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. His photographs have appeared on the covers of such magazines as Rolling Stone, LIFE, and The Saturday Evening Post. Landy’s portraits have also graced the covers of many of the best-known albums of the era, including such classics as Bob Dylan’s “Nashville Skyline,” Van Morrison’s “Moondance,” and The Band’s second album, “The Band.” Elliott still lives in Woodstock, New York. Visit his website at:

About PhoozL

PhoozL® ( provides photo education and entertainment for photographers and photo enthusiasts who want to be challenged and have “phun” while learning more about photography and stretching their creative wings. Photo contests, photo assignments, photo critiques, photo learning, photo sharing and community… it’s all part of PhoozL.

*PhoozL® and Photo IQ® are registered trademarks of Harald Johnson Communications.

Photomatix Pro Coupon Code for 15% Purchase Discount

Photographers using high dynamic range (HDR) techniques to really make their digital images pop can now use a 15% discount coupon for Photomatix Pro, the special offer released today from have announced the release of a 15% discount coupon promotional for their visitors looking to buy the Photomatix Pro processing software to start with HDR. The code is available now to their visitors and can be used immediately for a discounted purchase of the software.


It is not specify how long the coupon will be available and people are encouraged to act now to take advantage of the savings opportunity. Photographers interested in taking advantage of the special offer can:click here for coupon code.

“The Photomatix software is amazing. We use it regularly, we love it, we recommend it. It is a natural starting point for photographers looking to start creating high dynamic range imagery, and we are proud to be able to pass on exclusive savings,” said Kevin Pryce with

According to the website, the software is easy to use, is customizable with a number of value laden plug-ins and helps the digital photographer with:

  • Tone Mapping
  • Exposure Fusion
  • DeGhosting
  • Produce Better Results


The software is a key tool for professionals and enthusiasts according to Mr. Pryce, adding, it is simply the leading HDR software available. Additionally, Photomatix works in conjunction with the widely used Adobe Photoshop.

According to Mr. Pryce, the only significant alternative option HDR Efex Pro by NIK software was purchased Sep. 17 2012, by Google, which has soured the enthusiasm of many photo experts and technology enthusiasts who fear for the fate of the popular processing software since the purchase.

One big plus for their HDR software is that it can be downloaded for free so users can try it and see how powerful it can be. There is no time limitation on the free trial. The saved photos have watermarks, but the watermarks can be removed once a license is purchased.

“My goal is for more talented, creative photo enthusiasts enter the HDR community. When people see what amazing imagery can be achieved, it’s just jaw dropping.” added Mr. Pryce, adding, “My favorite feature are the 1-click presets the software provides which really helps with work flow.”

At this time, Photomatix Pro can be purchased for $99, with the addition of the exclusive 15% discount coupon offered by, entering the world of high dynamic range photography has never been easier.

Visit for available discounts and coupons on the essential software and resources essential to a professional. From taking the shot to processing the image, learn how to avoid amateur mistakes and create amazing digital images like a pro.

To find out more, sign up to be notified for the pre-launch release of the 10 video HDR techniques mini-course, click here to visit:

The Week In Photography 27th January 2012

Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet in the past week about photography:

Turn Your iPad Into a Second Monitor for Free

Here’s what your iPhone needs – a viewfinder

3rd Person View lets you star in your own action videos

iPhone Shutter Remote Wirelessly Takes Photos Up To 30 Feet Away

The Sunnist: D800 IR Monk Praying

Cameras offer advantages even to smartphone owners –

Berlin artist weaves immersive 3D matrix out of UV light

Humorous Portraits of People with Faces Pressed Against Glass

Parthenogenesis On An Ice Moon at 5x
Parthenogenesis On An Ice Moon at 5x

Review of the Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x f2.8 Macro Lens has begun

Yesterday I received a Canon MP-E65mm 1-5x Macro lens for review. This is an unusual lens, in that it focuses from 1x magnification to 5x magnification to a full frame sensor.

This is a manual focus lens that does not focus to infinity. It is exclusively for macro.


To start the testing process I grabbed some samples from our rock and crystal collection and started shooting. The results are in the gallery below. You’ll see more of these as testing continues and then read the full review once I am finished.

Lexar Multi-Card 25-In-1 Memory Card Reader Review

I’ve been using the new Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 card reader for image transfer. It is a multi-card reader because you can access multiple cards simultaneously and you can do card to card transfers.

Being USB 3.0 the transfers are fast (depending on the memory card) and very reliable. I’ve had no issues at all with the unit while I’ve been using it.


The Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader leverages SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology to offer high-speed file transfers with a USB interface read speed of up to 500MB/s, and is up to five times faster than USB 2.0.* The reader also features a convenient pop-up design mechanism to protect the card slots when the reader is not in use and comes with a USB 3.0 cable cord. A blue LED activity light lets users know when data is being transferred.

The Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader supports the following memory cards formats:

  • CompactFlash slot: Reads CompactFlash® Type I and Type II
  • Secure Digital slot: SD™, SDHC™, SDXC™, miniSD™, miniSDHC™, MMC™, MMCplus™, and RS-MMC™
  • Mobile slot: microSD™, microSDHC™, and Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™)
  • Memory Stick slot: Memory Stick™, Memory Stick (with MagicGate™), Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo (with MagicGate), Memory Stick PRO Duo Mark2, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo™, and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo “HX”
  • xD-Picture Card slot: xD-Picture Card™, xD-Picture Card Type-M, xD-Picture Card Type-M+, and xD-Picture Card Type-H


The Lexar Multi-Card 25-in-1 USB 3.0 Reader comes with a one-year limited warranty,  is compatible with both PC and Mac® systems.

Definitely worth buying, it is compact enough for use on the go and also works fine with a desktop setup. Highly recommended.


An Infrared Portrait Of The University of Melbourne

I’ve been the last two days at the University of Melbourne for a documentary film making course, and in my spare time I shot some infrared images of the university. Here is a selection of them.

They were taken with my converted for IR Canon 350D using a 720nm IR filter in the body and minimal processing (and no dust spotting, so if you see some, I just haven’t got to them yet :).


The Week In Photography 20th January 2013

Here’s what caught my attention about photography, video and art in the past week:

10 Zero Budget Filmmaking Tips

Your Basic Filmmaking Kit & Crew: A 3-Level Guide

Video Codecs: What to know – Filmmaking Tutorial

8 Honest Behind-The-Scenes Movie Making Documentaries

Alt Script: Four Ways to Control Your Script’s Budget Without Compromising the Film

Sundance Partners With Reelhouse To Turn Filmmakers Into Self-Distribution Pros

Lightroom Magazine for iPad

Video Lighting Tips from Grips and Gaffers–7322.shtml

Metabones – Metabones and Caldwell Photographic Introduce Speed Booster

Object of Desire: CineMoco

HD video camera glasses: hands-free videography

Vanguard unveil new products at C.E.S show, Las Vegas

American Cinematographer Podcast on Shooting Deadfall

Pentax launches MX-1 enthusiast-level compact

Nikon announces S1 and J3 1-Series cameras

Could Final Cut Pro X Be the NLE of the Future?

Lomography Lets You Scan Your Images Via Your Phone; Cool Demo Video Will Make You Swoon

Drobo Mini 4-Bay Storage Array – Mini Review


Promote Your Photography And Video Work With Video On A Card

Printings In Motion is the force behind Spreengs, greeting cards with a built-in screen that you can download a video to by using USB from any computer.


While Spreengs is their retail operation, Printings In Motion have their own website and deal with companies to produce customised products, such as interactive brochures and more.



I can think of any number of uses for these, from an unusual portfolio mailout giveaway to something to offer to your clients if you are a wedding photographer/videographer, for instance.

The Week In Photography 14th January 2013

Here’s what caught my attention on the Internet in the past week about photography:

The Best of 2012 on iPh0! | iPhoneogenic: iPhoneography | Mobile Photography

How To Prep For Sundance And Become An Indie Sensation | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce

Panasonic unveils HX-A100 Wearable Camcorder

Ricoh’s 360-degree, one shot panoramic camera prototype

Brand new Fujifilm cameras exposed at CES 2013

Canon redesigns the compact camera with the square(ish) Powershot N

Corning introduces laser fiber optic USB cable

Grand Prize Winner, and also Winner – Nature | See National Geographic’s Photo Of The Year Winners | Co.Create: Creativity \ Culture \ Commerce

Beautiful Microscopic Images Of Fly Brains, Crustacean Claws, And Slime | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

29 New Inspiring Responsive Designs On The Web