Archive | December, 2009

Basic Stitched Panorama Guidelines

December 31, 2009

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Basic Stitched Panorama Guidelines

The stitched panorama is an excellent tool to have at your disposal for several reasons. Whether you need to boost megapixels or capture a scene beyond your lens’ field of view the following guidelines will help you build a solid workflow. Camera Setup Constant White Balance You may use AWB but before the components are […]

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2009/12/31 Canon & Vimeo Film Contest announced

December 31, 2009

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Canon, Vimeo & Vicent Laforet have announced a unique video contest to be shot exclusively with Video DSLRs. The idea is to come up with your own interpretation of the story behind a single image posted. This is an 8 month contest. Vincent will post his first video on Jan 7th that ends in one […]

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Creating a Great Image – Part I

December 30, 2009

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Creating a Great Image – Part I

Over the next few months, I will share the 12 elements that go into the making of a great image – in the hope that these elements will help you create wonderful images. Element #1 – Capturing a moment or storytelling. As photographers we are storytellers. We are capturing forever a moment in time that […]

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Video Review of the Mongoose M3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head

December 30, 2009

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I recently had to opportunity to test and review the Mongoose M 3.5b Gimbal Tripod Head for super telephoto lenses. The first thing I have to say is that I am very impressed with this compact and lightweight gimbal head. Very lightweight and packs easily. Craftsmanship is superb, and you can tell the folks at […]

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12/29/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Benjamin Padgett

December 29, 2009

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12/29/09 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Benjamin Padgett

We have a cool feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter  Find. Each Tuesday I choose a talented photographer who I find on Twitter. I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on their web site. This week’s find: Benjamin Padgett. Check out his work on his site. This picture is […]

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Twitter Mantras from Twitter Monk

December 29, 2009

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Note from Rick: Hey all, if you are not on twitter, you are missing out on expanding your customer base, on meeting other photographers –  and on having some added fun on the internet. In this post, our Twitter Monk Jack Hollingsworth offers some mantras – which like all mantras, should be in your mind […]

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Keep Your Sock Drawer Straight

December 28, 2009

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Keep Your Sock Drawer Straight

Georgia O’Keefe once stated she could not paint until her sock drawer was straight. And while this is not a housekeeping blog, her comment hold true when it comes to being a better storyteller with video. Knowing where all the parts of your gear live, and the state of their working order, is a huge […]

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Become a Conservation Photographer in 2010

December 28, 2009

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Become a Conservation Photographer in 2010

Note from Rick: I have seen many photographs of sandhill cranes illuminated by beautiful backlighting . . . but this image by Wendy Shattil is one of my favorites. Just think about all the elements that came together for this image: dozens of sandhill cranes on the ground, one sandhill crane coming in for a […]

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Have Fun Photographing During The Holidays

December 24, 2009

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Have Fun Photographing During The Holidays

There is nothing better than having fun with your camera during the holidays. With all the lights, family gatherings, and parties, there isn’t another time of the year more packed with photo opportunities. In my opinion, this is one of the best times to experiment and expand your photo creativity. Once you get those “safe” […]

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Let It Snow, Let it Snow: Top Tips for Cool Snow Shots

December 24, 2009

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Let It Snow, Let it Snow: Top Tips for Cool Snow Shots

Here at DPE we try to accommodate our readers’ (and podcast listeners’) requests. Recently, a reader wanted some tips on shooting in the snow. Well, here you go! Taking pictures in the snow is cool, literally and figuratively speaking. However, snow scenes present certain photographic challenges. So let’s chill out with some cool shooting in […]

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