Archive for January, 2008

DPReview Launches Lens Reviews

January 29, 2008

Tweet Pre-PMA 2008: Dpreview is pleased to announce the launch of a new section dedicated to testing and reviewing digital SLR lenses. Designed to offer the same class-leading testing standards as its legendary camera reviews, dpreview’s new lens reviews are the result of months of intense research, development and testing, including the development of new […]

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Softlight for your Speedlight

January 27, 2008

Tweet Yesterday evening turned into arts and crafts night. I was starting to go stir crazy from being stuck at home with this cold so I had to do something. The following is the result: I remember in college (long, long time ago) we had these great Mole-Richardson Softlights in one of the studios. And […]

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Back at it

January 27, 2008

Tweet It’s been a busy week and on top of that I’m fighting off a nasty cold. I’ve either been out of the house, or sleeping. Yesterday (Saturday), I finally got to stay home and rest. I took mom’s advice and drank plenty of liquids and ate lots of soup. I’m feeling better (I can […]

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Adobe Lightroom® What's next and what do we want.

January 21, 2008

Tweet If you haven’t seen or tried Adobe Lightroom® you owe it to yourself to check it out. It might just change your RAW workflow forever and you might wonder how you ever lived without it. They have a free 30 day trial available so you can see if you like it (and you probably […]

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Dead Batteries!?!?

January 17, 2008

Tweet 1 Digital SLR 1 Film SLR 1 Digital Point n’ Shoot 3 On Camera Flashes 1 Light/Flash Meter 1 Visible Dust Sensor Cleaner What do all these things have in common? They all live in my camera bag and they all need batteries. That list does not include my car battery, the battery in […]

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New Stuff from Apple

January 15, 2008

Tweet Today Apple® announced a few new products. Two of which might be of interest to photographers. Time Capsule a wireless router and hard drive combination, and a new light and thin notebook the MacBook Air.

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Painting With Light

January 14, 2008

Tweet In the image above I have the model light herself with the flashlight I was originally thinking of posting a how to on the basics of painting with light, but then I thought, “How boring!” I couldn’t bear the thought of subjecting you to images of things being drawn in mid air, or people […]

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Make Your Own Weatherproof Flash Cover

January 7, 2008

Tweet I just posted a video showing how to make a quick weatherproof cover for your flash out of two ziplock type sandwich bags. Here is a link directly to the video.

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Using Your Gray Card

January 4, 2008

Tweet This is the follow up post to “Making Your Own Gray Card”. There are a few methods you can use to obtain your white balance using your gray card: RAW One method for using the gray card is to include the card in a test/reference image, shot in RAW format. You can then continue […]

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Make Your Own Gray Card

January 3, 2008

Tweet Quick introduction to gray cards. White balancing your digital images without a gray card can be hit or miss. Chances are there will be something in the scene that looks gray and using the white balance eyedropper tool in what ever RAW conversion software or photo software you use to click on that gray […]

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