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Eric Karr Photography - BUS: 806.773.7605 | SMS: 806.445.2335

Lubbock's Premier Photographer - Family / Children / Seniors / School / Fashion / Glamor / Sports

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Team Lubbock Models is currently taking model submissions for 2016.

Team Lubbock Models is currently taking model submissions for 2016.
 
* $200.00 Test Shoot Fee Waived
* Male & Female Models Accepted
* 16 – 60 Years of age – Under 18 models need parents permission
* $25.00 per hour per shoot for Team Models
* $125,00 per shoot for Custom Shoots for Team Models
* $500.00 – $1,000.00 on advertising events/gigs/print work
* 30% commission on all stock images sold
* No Nudity permitted
* No Implied Nude permitted
* No Alcohol on sets
* No Smoking on set
 
To apply for Team Lubbock Models simply send a private message here on Facebook – include several candid head and body shots and why you would like to join the team. Spots are limited,
 
Some of the events which we have worked:
 
Accredited BBB Business A+ rating
 
Canon Professional Services
 
National Association of Photoshop Professionals
 
Lowpro Preferred Photographer
 
GUIDEPOST Magazine
USA Today
Hilton Hotels
Fighters Edge Magazine
SCRAPP! Fight Magazine
Shark Fights #14 – Live on HDNet Cage Side
Shark Fights #14 – Viral Marketing Posters
The Ultimate Female Fighter
Big Week of Surprises, Heartbreak, and Disasters in Women’s MMA
Play Like a Girl Sports
Chikara Magazine
Cover of BooYaa.com Modeling New Clothing Line
Eric “BigHead” Davila – MMA – Fight Poster Extreme Challenge
Shark Fights #16 – Weigh Ins – FUEL TV
Shark Fights #16 – Live on FUEL TV Cage Side
Shark Fights #16 – Graham Central Station – After Party
Shark Fights #17 – Weighins – PLUSH Night Club
Shark Fights #17 – Tale of the Tape – HDNet
Shark Fights #17 – Live on HDNet Cage Side
Shark Fights #18 – Featured picture (Ashley) for Fight Promotions
Shark Fights – 21 weighins – Eric Karr – FUEL TV
Cage Side Photographer – FUEL TV
TXMMA.COM – Interview
KFMX – Photographer for Hub City Hotties
Texas Tech Football
Ultimate Warrior Fighting – MMA Fight Poster
Miss Texas USA Pageant Contestant – Desiree Markham
Beyond the Crown: Miss Hub City Aims to Keep Lubbock Healthy
Embassy Suites / Hilton Hotels – Advertising Campaign
Carroll Shelby – Cobra & Mustang Shoots
KFMX.COM Valentines Day Special
Ultimate MMA Magazine – Top 20 Female Fighters – Tara LaRosa
TXMMA.COM – LFC 22
AXS TV
 
Bands/Concerts
 
Sublime
HB Surround Sound
Clint Black
Three Days Grace
SEVENDUST
TRAPT
 
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Eric Karr – Stages of Recovery – New Years Eve Party

To download your picture or pictures from the Stages of Recovery – New Years Eve Party please click on the below link.

Stages of Recover – New Years Eve Party.

 
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Eric Karr – Clair

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Eric Karr – Clair

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Lubbock Senior Pictures – Andi

Published on February 10, 2016 by in Glamour

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Eric Karr – Morgan.

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Eric Karr – Morgan.

Published on February 8, 2016 by in Editorial

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Eric Karr – Stormi

Published on February 3, 2016 by in Fashion

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ZY Optics unveils new Lens Turbo adapters for Micro Four Thirds cameras

Published on January 12, 2016 by in News

Chinese lens maker Zhongyi Optics has added M42, Canon FD and Minolta MD lens adapters to its second-generation Lens Turbo lineup for Micro Four Thirds cameras. Like Metabones' Speedboosters, the adapters shorten the effective focal length, increasing the F-number by one stop and partially negating the crop factor. The 0.726x focal length reduction combines to give a net 1.45x focal length crop, rather than the 2x crop that you'd usually experience on a Micro Four Thirds camera.

These three adapters join ZY Optics' existing Lens Turbo Version II adapters for Canon EF and Nikon G lenses. Among the adapters' four optical elements is an extra-low dispersion element, and all three offer stainless steel mounts and metal bodies.

All three adapters are available directly from ZY Optics for $149 USD.

 
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DxOMark Mobile report: BlackBerry Priv

Published on January 12, 2016 by in News

The Blackberry Priv combines Google's Android operating system with BlackBerry's security features and a slider form factor with hardware qwerty-keyboard. In the camera module an 18MP sensor works together with a Schneider Kreuznach designed lens and optical image stabilization. The camera is capable of recording 4K video and there is also a dual-tone LED flash. DxOMark recently published its test results, placing the BlackBerry Priv into a joint eleventh place in its smartphone rankings, on the same level as Apple's iPhone 6s.

 
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First Impressions: Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 300mm F/4 IS PRO Telephoto Lens

Published on January 12, 2016 by in News

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I spent most of my time at CES 2016 cooped up in convention centers, press rooms, and hotels-turned-offices, but one night did afford me the chance to head out into the desert for a chance to shoot with Olympus’s new 300mm super telephoto lens.

The shooting conditions were, um, less than optimal with surprisingly cold temperatures, strong winds, and heavy rains. While it wasn’t the most luxurious shoot, it certainly seemed like as good an opportunity as any to test out a new weather-sealed lens that’s meant for the outdoors.

What is it? The lens is—as the name suggests—one of the professional offerings from Olympus. It comes with a $2,499 retail price tag, but it also has aggressive weather-proofing to make it appealing to sports and nature photographers. It has built-in IS, which works with the in-body IS, which allows it to make some rather impressive claims about just how stable it really is (more on this later).

Performance I actually started incorporating a very long lens into my pro kit this summer, so my appreciation for long telephoto lenses like this is currently at an all-time high. The very first thing that you notice when you start using the lens is how light it is. At 2.5 pounds (roughly), it honestly feels a lot like using a 24-70mm lens on a traditional DSLR. Competing full-frame 600mm lenses check in well over seven-pounds (and also cost $11,000+) so that was a very clear advantage.

The autofocus is silent and very snappy. I did notice a little bit of hunting for focus, but that’s a common thing with a focal length this long and the fact that there were particles of rain flying through the air between me and my subjects certainly wasn’t helping in that regard.

The manual focus ring has an intentionally long turning radius so you can make fine adjustments during the focusing process. You engage the manual focus simply by pulling back on the ring and clicking it into a second position, which I have always liked because you don’t have to take your hand out of position or your eye off of the viewfinder to hit a switch.

Optics Evaluating optical performance is the job of our famous testing lab, so I’ll leave the serious evaluation for later. However, first impressions are very good, at least to my eyeballs. We were shooting in some legitimately difficult lighting conditions, so it’s hard to tell if some effects came from rain drops on the lens or from the optics themselves. Overall, though, I was more than satisfied in terms of sharpness and detail resolution.

One thing I did notice was that the hokeh seems a little harsh when high-contrast elements come into play. This is something I’d like to evaluate in a much wider variety of circumstances, but it was something I noticed rather immediately.

Build This is honestly one of the biggest pluses I noticed about the 300mm F/4. The lens hood is an integral part of the lens, sliding out to protect the front element. It took me a minute to figure out how it actually worked, but once it was in place, it feels solid. In fact, the whole package feels really solid. I took in the pouring rain with it mounted to an OM-D E-M1 for about an hour and it didn’t flinch.

Stabilization This probably could have gone into the performance category, but I wanted to single out just how good I found the stabilization to be. Because it has built-in IS, it can work in concert with the IS system that exists at the sensor level in cameras like the OM-D E-M1. Olympus claims up to six stops of shake reduction. The shot above was taken at 1/10th of a second, handheld with an effective 600mm lens. If you zoom in all the way to the pixel level, you can tell it’s not absolutely perfect, but considering I was extremely cold and have shaky hands by nature, it’s pretty darn impressive.

Overall I’m looking forward to spending more time with this lens, but my first impressions are extremely solid. Look for a more thorough review in a future issue of Popular Photography.

 
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