Browsing all posts in November, 2007.

How to Remove Color Casts in JPEGs

Color casts are usually the result of selecting the wrong white balance when you take a photograph. Of course the easiest way to avoid this is to shoot in RAW so you can easily correct this during post-processing. In case, you shoot with a point-and-shoot that can’t shoot in RAW, or if you just don’t […]

Canon USA Announces New Baby Photo Contest

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., November 13, 2007 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technology, has announced a “New Baby Photo Contest” offering contestants the opportunity to share eligible images of new additions to their family, and possibly win a prize that will help to pay for future education costs. “When a newborn is […]

How to Protect Your Lens

We mentioned in a previous post how lenses have the biggest impact on your image quality. That’s why the good ones cost four times more than your camera itself. Here are some tips on how to protect your investment. Lens CapKeep your lens cap on when you store your camera in your bag. Sure, most […]

How to Take Care of Your Memory Cards

A lot of times, we forget how important our memory cards are and how much care they require. Here are some tips to remember when handling your digital film so you can avoid losing valuable data or getting error messages while you’re on a shoot. • Always reformat you card right after you upload your […]

Child Photography 101

CC Photo by maessiveThings you should know about child photography: + Children make for better portrait subjects than adults. Why? Not only are they completely adorable, they don’t pose. I’ve met enough adults that just won’t relax and stop posing. + Children can smell insincerity. They can smell fear. I used to teach kindergarten, so […]

Portraits: The Other Use of Macro Lenses

We all know that macro lenses are used for close-up work with small subjects. What some do not know is that true macro lenses (those capable of a magnification of 1:1) are also great to use for portraits. Lens QualityMacro lenses are designed to be extremely sharp since it is designed to capture the smallest […]

Epson Releases A New Affordable 4″x6″ Printer

Epson recently released the PictureMate Dash. This compact 4″x6″ printer has a lot of features for those looking for an affordable photo printer. ~ Large 3.6” LCD photo viewer~ Crop, resize and remove red eye – PC-free~ Border-free 4″ x 6″ Photos in as fast as 37 sec~ Photos last 2 – 4 times longer […]

Tips on How to Take Tack Sharp Photos

Here are some tips you can use to get the sharpest images possible from your gear. TripodYeah, yeah, we all know this but admit it, you don’t use it often. I’m guilty of the same thing. It’s hell lugging it around, but it still remains as the most basic tool you can use in getting […]

The Best Photoblogs, Part II

Here are some of my finds today: 365portraits.comCatchy Colors PhotoblogHey Girl, Nice Shot: It Takes More Than a Camera to Go ProPhotografr.com: Photography News and Appreciation Here’s an article on 12 Ways to Make a Black & White Photo. Very informative. I’m a big fan of the Channel Mixer. Jeff and I are FINALLY upgrading […]

Photo Manipulation and Editing

By Tina Vaziri of The Adventures of Tina and Mr. Bee Editing photos is one of my favorite things to do. Photo manipulation can, if done well, correct a myriad of sins that you could not control during the photo shoot. My tool of choice is Photoshop, upgraded to the latest release, but previous versions […]