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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

September 3, 2010

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Bad Light? Not for Portraits…

Overcast skies may be bad for landscape photography, but they are great for shooting portraits. When shooting under cloudy skies you’ve got a giant overhead softbox to work with. This creates soft light that wraps around your subject and makes it easy to capture a proper exposure without blown highlights or harsh shadows. This soft […]

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8.31.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Amanda Stevens

August 31, 2010

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8.31.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find: Amanda Stevens

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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Aloha From Maui

August 29, 2010

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Aloha From Maui

Hi All – Juan Pons, Eddie Tapp, Judy Host, Randy Jay Braun, Lou Freeman and yours truly  (all DPE gang members) were honored to be presenters at this week’s 2010 Maui Photo Festival & Workshop. Here are two of my favorite shots, taken at the golden hour “Hula Dancer” shoot on the beach, which was […]

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My Top 10 iPad Apps

August 26, 2010

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My Top 10 iPad Apps

In a completely random order, my top ten iPad apps! Some free, some paid, all used regularly. Got some more? Let’s hear about them in the comments. Square: If you take money, ever, get this. Accept credit card swipes with only a transaction cost. No up front, monthly fees or commitment. The Photographer’s Ephemeris: Great […]

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

August 25, 2010

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Lightning Fast Lightroom Tips – Survey Mode

Don’t forget about the Survey Tool. It is invaluable when selecting from a number of similar images. Highlight all of the images in the batch and hit N. Use the numbers to rank them by stars and hit / to deselect images and knock them out of your Survey window. Bonus: New in Lightroom 3, […]

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10 iPad Observations

August 24, 2010

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10 iPad Observations

After a couple of month’s of use, here are, in no particular order, 10 observations about my iPad. Let me just preface this list by saying I am not a Mac user, I use an Android OS phone and I love my iPad. Getting online anywhere and everywhere is way more important and useful than […]

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Book review: Canon 7D, From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young

August 16, 2010

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Canon 7D, From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole Young on Amazon.com This is Nicole Young’s first book, but you wouldn’t know it unless you read the acknowledgements section of the book. Nicole has done an outstanding job in breaking down in simple and straightforward terms how to get the most out of your Canon […]

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Don’t Leave Home Without a Reflector, Diffuser or Flash – if you plan to photograph people

August 13, 2010

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Don’t Leave Home Without a Reflector, Diffuser or Flash – if you plan to photograph people

Travel photographs © Rick Sammon. Fashion photograph © Vered Koshlano This post started out as just an observation: people all around the world paint their faces. In Brazil (bottom left), the Tarino Indians paint their faces so that when they go into the rain forest, the spirits recognize them and protect them, and help them […]

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Levi’s Stop Motion Eye Candy

July 27, 2010

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If you have not seen it yet, you must check out this new amazing viral video done for Levi’s jeans. But what’s truly cool about the video is that this was done not with fancy computer graphics or trickery, but by using good old fashioned photography. Amazing work, traveling across the country in an RV […]

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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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