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Reviewer Favorite Images of 2008 January 15, 2009

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Each SnapVillage reviewer goes through many hundreds of images daily, but we still get excited when we come upon a great image. We’re always on the lookout for good content that is commercially appealing, technically strong, and conceptually engaging. But we’re also a pretty diverse group here and can’t help but be moved by all kinds of interesting imagery.  Now that we’re into the New Year, let’s look for a moment by presenting Snapvillage Reviewer Favorites ’08.  These are highlighted selections from some members of our image review team.

We look forward to seeing more great images in ’09!


Molly’s Pick: 43-00684632

Contributor: CURAphotography

Fashion fairy tale - CURAphotography

“The desaturation of colors and interesting lighting make this whimsical portrait delicate and beautiful.”



Call for Content: Room interiors August 29, 2008

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We’ve had a request from one of our buyers for more shots of room interiors. They need images of full rooms as well as close-ups of tables, etc. The two images above a good examples. These images will also give you a good idea of what they’re looking for.

Full rooms like the one above (especially with some blank wall space!) are particularly good. And of course, please remember to include a property release with all full room shots.

If you’ve got it – upload it! 🙂

– Brian

Top 5 Cameras You Wish You Could Afford August 27, 2008

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1. Hasselblad H3DII-39MS SLR Digital Camera Kit with 80mm Lens

Price: $42,995

If you want to explore every hair follicle, the Hasselblads are the only way to go.  They are a must-have for the top level fashion photographer and for enormously large format prints. We know of two SnapVillage contributors who use Hasselblads: Yuri Arcurs and iofoto. Lucky guys.


2. Seitz 6×17 with D3 Digital Back

Price: $37,667

There is simply no other production camera out there quite like the Seitz 6×17 D3 Digital. At full resolution – it captures an astounding 160 megapixels (21,250 pixels wide by 7,500 pixels high) and can use your existing Linhof-Technica or Fuji large format lenses.

Check out this gallery of amazing examples

3. Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Price: $7,999

The Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III (note the “s”) has a full frame sensor with a whopping 21MP.  It is excellent at low ISOs with the highest resolution around for cameras in its class.

4. Leica M8 10.3MP Digital Rangefinder Camera with .68x Viewfinder (Silver Chrome Body Only)

Price: $5,995

What do you get when you take on of the most legendary series of rangefinders ever made, and cross it with a modern digital sensor?  The Leica M8 digital rangefinder.

Rugged and classic design aside, the 10 megapixel Leica M8 has one important advantage over all other cameras – the ability to use Leica’s famed “M” series optics.

5. Nikon D3

Price: $4,499

The Nikon has a  full frame sensor and the ability to get usable images at an unbelievable ISO 12,800! This makes the D3 unsurpassed for low light shooting. It has well implemented Live View and additional features that make it a great value, even at this price. And you don’t have to take out a second mortgage for this one.


Which one do you want? Do you own one of these? Tell us about it.