Archive | July, 2010

Canon releases firmware update for Canon EOS 7D

July 22, 2010

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Canon has just released new firmware for the Canon EOS-7D. This new update fixes 4 minor issues with the camera: Fixes a phenomenon in which the set aperture moves when shooting movies in manual exposure mode using some Canon lenses (such as macro lenses). Fixes the AF point-selection behavior of the C.Fn III-7 (Manual AF […]

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It Never Hurts to Ask

July 22, 2010

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It Never Hurts to Ask

This just in: a guest post from one of our PhotoFest Japan attendees, Eric Armstrong. Thanks Eric for sending  us the nice article – and the great photos! Take it away! Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending PhotoFest Japan 2010 in the Akihabara “Electric Town” District of Tokyo, Japan. Rick Sammon was one […]

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Creating a Time Lapse Movie

July 21, 2010

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Creating a Time Lapse Movie

A great tool to have in your kit for creative or documentary purposes is time lapse. Time lapse photography is essentially capturing multiple images over a relatively long period of time and then playing them back over a relatively short period. Whether shooting a sunset, a boat trip, a soccer game, or a dessicating piece […]

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7.20.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: David Pearson

July 20, 2010

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7.20.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: David Pearson

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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DNG on DPE & PNG

July 20, 2010

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DNG on DPE & PNG

Hey Gang, As you know, Juan and I are here to help and listen. Well, recently, we received an email from one of our loyal podcast listeners, Gene McCullagh, who disagreed with both of us on the DNG format – the format to which I converted my RAW files while teaching a workshop a few […]

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Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

July 20, 2010

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Noise Reduction in Lightroom 3

By now many of you using Lightroom have either upgraded or at least tried the demo. There are many new and wonderful features, but the one that has given me perhaps the most bang for my buck is the vastly improved noise reduction. Previously, we could certainly take an image into Photoshop or even a […]

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From PhotoFest Japan – Different Vantage Point

July 19, 2010

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Rick, Hal & Juan where in Japan for PhotoFest Japan, and we had a blast and we very much enjoying teaching and learning from all the participants. While we were there, we took the opportunity to record a number of photo tips for you on video. Enjoy! In this segment, Rick talks about the importance […]

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See the Light – Capture the Light

July 19, 2010

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See the Light – Capture the Light

Here is a very quick tip: See the light. Look for the direction of light (above: back light), the contrast range in a scene (above: medium), and the color of light (above: warm). In the opening shot for this post, back light, which created beautiful rim light, makes the shot more than snapshot. The back […]

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Jump Into Creative Outdoor Lighting

July 18, 2010

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Jump Into Creative Outdoor Lighting

Here’s the first installment in a series I plan to post on quick lighting tips. Let us know if you want to see more stuff on lighting –  indoors and out. These pictures were taken by Vered Koshlano, the co-author of my book, Studio and On-Location Lighting Secrets. In the top photograph, a remote flash, […]

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And the Winner of Our Maui Photo Festival Contest is….

July 16, 2010

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And the Winner of Our Maui Photo Festival Contest is….

We are very excited to announce the winner of our Maui Photo Festival contest: April Danielle. April is an avid photographer who is very eager to learn and is extremely excited at the opportunity to spend a five days learning at such a spectacular location. Rick and I are very much looking forward to meeting […]

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