Thursday, September 12, 2013

Creative LIVE's Photo Week: Pulitzer Prize Winner Deanne Fitzmaurice

Exciting news! On September 18th, Think Tank co-founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice will be leading a free, live online workshop during creativeLIVE's Photo Week.

Deanne is one of over 40 instructors creativeLIVE is convening for Photo Week. They include many of the best and brightest photographers working today, streaming on three live channels. It is one of the most ambitious events the photography industry has ever seen. Tune in all week to learn game-changing skills as you interact with creative visionaries in commercial, outdoor, and wedding photography-with special workshops for beginning photographers. This all-access pass inside the photographyindustry will reveal the breadth of possibilities available through your camera lens.

See Deanne's award-winning photography and many career achievements here

So mark your calendar and join us for Deanne's workshop atcreativeLIVE. It's sure to be a valuable and learning opportunity.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunshine State Smackdown! Canes vs. Gators

The gates open at 6:00 AM Saturday for the throng of football fans arriving for the Sunshine State battle at Sun Life Stadium between the University of Florida Gators and the University of Miami Hurricanes.

Unfortunately it will be the last time my two favorite teams will meet for a long time. Miami Herald columnist Linda Robertson calls it “incomprehensible, irresponsible, cowardly and downright party-pooperish”.

Football season is my favorite time of year and this game will be another classic but tonight I’ll be covering the FIU Panthers vs UCF Knights.

Here are few selects from last weeks UM game who defeated the Florida Atlantic University Owls 34-6. 
All the action photos were shot with Canon EOS-1D Mark-IV 16.1 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Image Stabilizer AutoFocus Telephoto Lens using the Peak Design Leash

Duke Johnson on a 53-yard run for a touchdown as he adds up a 
career-high 186-yards in the game. 
All the action photos were shot with Canon EOS-1D Mark-IV 16.1 Megapixels Digital SLR Camera with a Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Image Stabilizer AutoFocus Telephoto Lens and using the Peak Design Leash

Clive Walford on a touchdown reception from quarterback Stephen Morris.
 Miami's Antonio Crawford takes down FAU's Alex Deleon 
Hurricanette dancer performs at half-time

This was shot with a Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body, 22.3 Megapixel and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens and using the Peak Design Leash

Former UM coach Howard Schnellenberger hoists the 1983 Championship trophy during half-time ceremony honoring the National Champion football team

Schnellenberger was shot with a Canon EOS-5D Mark III Digital SLR Camera Body, 22.3 Megapixel and a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens and using the Peak Design Leash

Opinion: While Florida Gators fans are arrogant, Miami Hurricanes own series record

Unlike the fake genteel Southern charm emanating from Gainesville, UM fans are cosmopolitans. And oh by the way, we do own the series record.


What do you call the Gator fan section at Saturday’s UM-UF game?
A full set of teeth.
OK, that was low. But brace yourself nonetheless, Miami: They’re coming. So break out the earplugs to shut out the banjo music. Pinch your nose to block the stench of the moonshine.
Opinion: Miami Hurricanes just a small blip on Florida Gators’ radar

For University of Florida fans, Miami is like the pesky little brother who just won’t go away. Sure, he’s annoying, but we’ve got bigger fish to fry.


We don’t like you, Miami Hurricanes. Really. But we hate so many other people so much more. To the great Gator Nation, you’re sort of like the palmetto bugs scurrying around the kitchen floor after dark: When you force us to acknowledge your presence, we reach for the nearest heavy object to squash you. But we’re really more worried about the tornado (in the form of Nick Saban) blowing off the roof.

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