Archive | April, 2010

The Power of Adobe Camera RAW

April 25, 2010

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The Power of Adobe Camera RAW

Photograph © Rick Sammon. All rights reserved. Here is one of my favorite “detail” shots from the Summer Palace in Beijing. Remember, details help to “tell the whole story,” which is what I tell my workshop students. This image start out as the image below. As an experiment, I wanted to see how much detail […]

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A Touch of Topaz Adjust Saves the Day in China

April 24, 2010

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A Touch of Topaz Adjust Saves the Day in China

Photographs © Rick Sammon. All rights reserved. My photo workshop team spent some time at the Forbidden City today. We had a blast photographing the grace and splendor of the massive and opposing city – along with what seemed like three million people. (It was not easy to get shots with no people in the […]

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Wildlife Week: Pre-visualize

April 24, 2010

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Wildlife Week: Pre-visualize

[Editors Note: This week we are having a Wildlife Photography Tip every day here on DPE. Rick is also doing a tip a day on People photography over on his personal blog, make sure to check it out.] You may have noticed that when referring to the process of photographing something I use the verb […]

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Rick on the Road – China, Day 1

April 23, 2010

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Rick on the Road – China, Day 1

Hey Gang, Just a quick note to say “hi” from Beijing. My workshop group shot at the Summer Palace (HDR) today and at the Peking Opera (straight shots) tonight. The Canon 5D Mark II sure is great in low light! These three pictures have something in common. They were taken from a good position/location – […]

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Wildlife Week: Respect Wildlife

April 23, 2010

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Wildlife Week: Respect Wildlife

[Editors Note: This week we are having a Wildlife Photography Tip every day here on DPE. Rick is also doing a tip a day on People photography over on his personal blog, make sure to check it out.] No image, no matter how good, unique or special it may be, is worth stressing, endangering or […]

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Wildlife Week: Patience & Persistence

April 22, 2010

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Wildlife Week: Patience & Persistence

[Editors Note: This week we are having a Wildlife Photography Tip every day here on DPE. Rick is also doing a tip a day on People photography over on his personal blog, make sure to check it out.] If you want to be successful at wildlife photography you need two things; patience and more patience. […]

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Wildlife Week: Habitat

April 21, 2010

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Wildlife Week: Habitat

[Editors Note: This week we are having a Wildlife Photography Tip every day here on DPE. Rick is also doing a tip a day on People photography over on his personal blog, make sure to check it out.] You may have heard me say over and over again that in order to make the best […]

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Lightroom 2.7 and ACR 5.7 Final Versions Released

April 21, 2010

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Adobe has just released the final versions of Lightroom 2.7 and Adobe Camera Raw 5.7. This incremental upgrade add support for the following cameras: Canon EOS 550D (Digital Rebel T2i/ EOS Kiss X4 Digital) Kodak Z981 Leaf Aptus-II 8 Leaf Aptus-II 10R Mamiya DM40 Olympus E-PL1 Panasonic G2 Panasonic G10 Sony A450 Additionally a few […]

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4.20.10 Tuesday’s Talent Twitter Find: Carolyn Fox

April 20, 2010

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4.20.10 Tuesday’s Talent Twitter Find: Carolyn Fox

Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . . . well, talented! I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on his or her web site. This week’s Talented Twitter […]

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Wildlife Week: Connect

April 20, 2010

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Wildlife Week: Connect

[Editors Note: This week we are having a Wildlife Photography Tip every day here on DPE. Rick is also doing a tip a day on People photography over on his personal blog, make sure to check it out.] I don’t often hear many people talk about connecting with your subject when shooting wildlife, after all […]

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