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We Ask Zeiss Your Questions at the PhotoPlus Expo

iLHP will be attending the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City where we will explore 225 of the world’s top camera & optics companies, discover their latest products, and bring back the latest in industry news.

Importantly, we have a private meeting with Zeiss USA to learn about their latest range of products, from the modern classic Loxia primes to their latest Batis range of mirrorless AF lenses. Because you are an integral part of this community, we thought it would be a great opportunity for us to pass along your questions to the head honchos at Zeiss! And they have already graciously agreed!

So from now until Saturday October 24, simply leave us a comment, email us your questions, post on our Facebook wall, or our tweet at our twitter account, and we will try to get your questions answered! We will even include your name and link to your website when we publish the answers. Is there an AF 50mm f/1.4 in the works? Will Zeiss put out a f/2.8 zoom in the 24-70mm or 70-200mm range? We will do our best to get your questions answered.

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For a sneak peak at what the expo is going to be like, check out the intro video above. If you are in the NY area and will be attending the expo, drop us a line, we’d love to meet fellow readers and photographers as well!


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Holiday Photo Contest (Ends on December 25th)

Happy Holidays everyone. Since the Holidays are just around the corner, we at iLHP want to get into the spirit of things by holding a Holiday Photo Contest. It’ll also give us an excuse to go shoot some festive themes ourselves.


The Contest rules are straight forward:

  1. Like our Facebook Page
  2. Post your best Christmas themed photos on our FB page*
  3. Tell your friends and family

2 winners will be announced on December 25th, a People’s Choice Award and an Editor’s Choice Award.

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the photo with the most “Likes.” The Editor’s Choice Award will be awarded to one photo of our choosing.

We will post the winners here. Each winner will win a full feature on iLHP to showcase and promote his or her photography.**

Good luck!


*Photos must be your original work. “Holiday themed” is a broad definition and it will be judge according to a reasonable person standard, which is, whether a reasonable person would feel it is sufficiently… festive. So twinkling Christmas or Hanukkah lights, yes. A portrait of carolers singing in the snow, yes. A red and green Lamborghini next to a decorated tree, yes. An abstract black & white photo of a pair of Santa boots, yes. A selfie of you on a jetski harpooning a marlin, maybe not.  So long as you can defend why it’s festive, it would work.

**Each contest award has no equivalent monetary value.

The Beautiful Greek Model Maya Vulgaropulos

The right model makes or breaks a photo. As I have mentioned before, I believe 75% of the final image comes from the model, 20% from the concept/lighting/makeup (and post processing), and 5% is actually from the photographer. It’s our job as the photographer to not screw up that last 5%. Our responsibility is especially important when shooting a stunning model. I like the way Jonathan Kos-Read puts it when he was shooting a beautiful Ukrainian actress, he said:

I’d had a bit of trouble photographing her – she’s so pretty that it’s difficult to find your place as a photographer, anything you shoot looks great because she looks great, not because you did anything special.

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Maya Vulgaropulos is an Aston model, an extra on AMC’s Mad Men and pursuing a career in film/television production.  I had the pleasure of working with her a few weeks ago in continuation for our Annie Leibovitz series. We shot in a beautiful studio in downtown LA, she wore a gorgeous red dress, and I’m very happy with the results. iLHP had a chance to sit down and talk with her.

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