Archive for July, 2006

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Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 36

In this episode you will learn how to make a realistic, watery reflection of a building using transform and the warp filter, create a flock of birds using a custom brush, and a retouching tip for making a model’s nose appear smaller

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Photoshop Tutorial: Color Isolation

This easy photoshop tutorial will explain how you get isolated colors in a B&W photograph. I’m going to use this cute little fellow from Batu Caves, Malaysia.

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Canon National Park Photo Contest

Canon USA is hosting a photo contest for non-professional photographers who are living in the States. If you have not earned 51% or more of your annual income by taking, selling or marketing photographs, whether as an employee or a freelance photographer, during the last three (3) years, you should head for the nearest scenic National Park with your photo gears ASAP ;)

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Prizes are including a mouth-watering Canon EOS 5D DSLR with EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, PIXMA Pro9500, and One year membership to Photoworkshop.com for the first winner; EOS 30D with EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM kit, PIXMA Pro9500, and Six month membership to Photoworkshop.com for the second winner; EOS Digital Rebel XT with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, PIXMA Pro9000, and Six month membership to Photoworkshop.com will go to the third winner.

Contest rules and submission form are available at
http://www.photoworkshop.com/canon/nationalparks/index.htm

Video Tutorial: Photoshop TV Episode 35

In this episode you will learn how to how to turn a photo into an illustration using the pen tool, changing an object’s background while keeping natural shadows, make a realistic studio background for your photo’s model using Channels, order Kodak Prints with Bridge and Photoshop Services, and a tip for presenting and selling your photos online using Bridge and PhotoManager.

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Amazing Pictures of a Rainbow & Lightning Together

DailyMail has published these amazing photographs of a Rainbow and Lightning sharing the sky together over Fort Smith, in the Southern state Arkansas.

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Canon Launches EOS Discovery

Canon UK has launched the EOS Discovery Demonstration – a series of free shows aimed at photography enthusiasts. The series is hosted by renowned celebrity and music photographer Andy Earl and other photography experts, it’s designed to inspire participants about photography and develop their knowledge of the EOS SLR camera system.

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You can register your name at http://www.canon.co.uk/eosdiscovery/

>> PRESS RELEASE

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HP Photosmart R927 – Review @ PCMag

PCMag has recently published a review of the HP Photosmart R927, an 8-megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera equipped with 3x optical zoom and 2.5-inch LCD screen.

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“Beginners will appreciate the many hand-holding options the R927 offers. If you need assistance with the camera’s functions or wish to learn some shortcuts, the Screen Help should come in handy. You can get to it from the Menu button and by scrolling to the Help section at the end. “

>> HP Photosmart R927 Latest Price

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Understanding Fujifilm’s Face Detection Technology

VALHALLA, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–July 12, 2006–The advanced Face Detection Technology system built into Fujifilm’s new FinePix S6000fd digital camera is based on the Image Intelligence technology found in Fujifilm’s Frontier Digital Lab Systems, used by photofinishers to produce large volumes of top-quality photo prints. Face Detection is a selectable option the camera user can turn on whenever human subjects are the focal point of a picture

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Once Face Detection is activated, it automatically identifies faces in the scene and prioritizes them in as little as 0.05 seconds. It simultaneously displays a green rectangle around the top-priority face, and a white one around other faces before the picture is taken. Using this information, the FinePix S6000fd is able to focus more precisely on the main subjects and execute the best possible exposure.

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Digital Camera Buying Guide by CreativePro

CreativePro have completed the last part of their Digital Camera Buying Guide series which would help you to choose the best digital camera for your need.

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Part 1: Budget, SLR vs. point-and-shoot, and resolution; This very first installment of their guide has a detailed discussion of all of the issues and considerations you need to make when hunting for a digital camera.

Part 2: Exposure controls (program modes, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, and ISO); After considering cost, category, and resolution, now it’s the time to look at the exposure control of your next digital camera. Here they try to answer common questions such as how much manual control do you want? Is automatic white balance important? And does film speed matter in a film-less camera?

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PhotoSite Launches PhotoSafe

PRESS RELEASE

PhotoSite Launches PhotoSafe to Provide Secure Online Photo Storage

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2006 – Online photo-sharing service PhotoSite announced today that it has launched a new product called PhotoSafe to give members the ability to conveniently and securely store their digital photos online.

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While an increasing number of people store images on computer hard drives, CDs and removable media, thinking that it’s the best way to keep them safe, the reality is that those images can still be at risk.

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