Browsing all posts in November, 2007.

Weekly Linkies: Photography Must-Reads

Here are some excellent reads we’ve come across recently: 60 Sources of Inspiration for Photography Focusing on the Unfocused Photos Think You Can Quit Your Job and Be a Work-at-Home Photographer? High Dynamic Range Tutorial 10 Photoshop Tutorials to Take Your Photography from Good to Great 99 Remarkable Photographers’ Portfolios Why Use a Neutral Density […]

Hewlett-Packard Online Sale

I’ve been a very bad blogger. Jeff’s been doing most of the writing here as of late, and I feel just a wee bit guilty. Let me make amends by pointing you to this HP sale. I just read the press release, and no, we’re not earning from this. They’re offering free shipping for everything […]

Tripod Heads 101

High quality tripods do not come with a tripod head. The reason behind this is that different tripod heads are designed for different applications. Ball and Socket Heads Ball and socket heads are the simplest and most compact tripod heads available. There’s only one knob or lock that controls the full movement of the camera, […]

Back Up Your Work On the Road

If you plan out of town trips for the specific purpose of taking photos, or if you just take a ton of them whenever you go out, then you will definitely need to have some way of backing up your work. Here are some portable storage devices that have built in memory card slots. Simple […]

Canon Releases Firmware Update for EOS 40D

The firmware update (Version 1.0.5) incorporates the following improvements and fixes. When playing back images just after recovering from Auto Power Off, the display now shows the last image played back. During remote shooting, images are now displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor right after they are taken. Corrects a warning message in Korean that […]

Nikon Releases AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the introduction of the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR, a new DX-NIKKOR zoom lens with built-in Silent Wave Motor and Vibration Reduction. This compact, lightweight and affordable 3x zoom NIKKOR lens offers remarkable versatility and covers the essential focal range of 18 to 55mm. AF-S DX […]

How to Create a Slideshow in Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop can be used not only to edit your photos but also to showcase your work to clients and unwitting relatives. The good thing about using Photoshop to present your work is that it displays your photos against a black backdrop and in full screen without any distracting menus. Go under the File menu […]

Keep Your Eyes Open

It’s only natural to keep one eye closed when looking through the viewfinder. It easier to see the subject if your only focused with what you see through your camera. Why then do most professionals keep both eyes open when they take pictures? By keeping both your eyes open, you get a wider field of […]

Sigma Announces 10mm and 4.5mm Fisheye Lenses

Sigma announces the release of two new Fisheye Lenses. The 4.5mm F2.8 EX DC CIRCULAR FISHEYE HSM and the 10mm F2.8 EX DC FISHEYE HSM lens are both for exclusively designed for digital SLRs with an APS-C size sensor. Both lenses use Sigma’s Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) for fast and quiet focusing and allows full […]

How to Straighten Crooked Photos

One of the most common errors that can happen when you handhold your shots is that you can get a crooked photo. In the example below you can see that the photo is tilting to the right. Here is the easiest way to correct this type of problem.Open your photo in Photoshop. Click and hold […]