Archive for March, 2007

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Candlelight Photography Tips

Ziv Haparnas has written some nice tips and tricks on Candlelight Photography;

candlelight photography tips

Candles are a unique light source. Using candlelight to light a scene can result in breathtaking photos. Candlelight temperature is different than flash, daylight or regular bulb light. Using candlelight is hard and requires experience. This article will provide you some basic ideas to start experimenting with.

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Comic Strips: WTD – “Homeland Insecurity”

Homeland Insecurity

“Homeland Insecurity” © 2007 Aaron Johnson

Free Lens Hoods

Need some lens hoods? Paul Mutton has provided free lens hoods at his website. The site offers PDF documents that can be printed and cut out to make lens hoods for a variety of 35mm and digital SLR camera lenses. These hoods are not just free but they even fold back up to make them easier to carry around.


What you need to do is just look up your Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina lens, then download and open the PDF documents available, print it out at 100% size, cut and curled it up to form a circular hood shape and slap it on.

Microstock Photography Keywording Tips

Ellen Boughn has finished the second part of her keywording tips for Microstock Photography at Dreamstime;

keywording tips

“Overall Impression. First, get a general overall impression of the image and note the words that come first to mind:
• What does the image “say” to you?
• What is the image about?
• What is in the foreground?
• What is the biggest element?
• Which element has the most impact?
• What is the major element regardless of how much of the overall image it physically takes up?
• Ask yourself why would someone want to download the image. This may differ from why you made the picture. “


Think Tank Photo Announces New Range of Camera Bags

Think Tank Photo announces The Urban Disguise™, new range of camera shoulder bags designed for DSLRs which allow you to travel in style and protect your valuable equipment without attracting attention to yourself as a photographer. It comes in five sizes, so that you can carry anything from a small DSLR (e.g., a Canon Rebel XTI, XT or a Nikon D40, 50, 80) in the Digital Holster 10 to a pro-size DSLR (e.g., a Canon 1D Mark II, III or a Nikon D2Xs, D2Hs) in the Digital Holster 50.



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Sony CyberShot DSC-T50

Last Update: Review by DigitalTrends (added on 27 March’07)

Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 is a point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 7.2 megapixel CCD sensor, 3x Optical Zoom lens, Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization, and 3″ touch-screen displays. The camera will be available from October 2006 with the price of US$500

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Sony CyberShot DSC-T50 Latest Price

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Free Photo Software: Album Shaper

Album Shaper screenshot

Name: Album Shaper
Description: Album Shaper is the most friendly, easy to use, open source application for organizing, annotating, framing, enhancing, stylizing, and sharing your digital photos. Album Shaper embraces open formats like XML, JPEG, and XSLT, while supporting Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix users who speak a multitude of languages around the world.
License: Free
File Size: 6.30 MB
Requirements: Windows 98 | ME | 2000 | XP | Vista | Apple-MAC | Linux

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Becoming a Professional Photographer

Blair Howard, chief creative officer and instructor of digital photography at AIOPonline, answers to the question: Can You Really Become a Professional Photographer?


Well, the answer is two-fold:

First: Yes, you can, but it’s not easy to break into the field unless know some insider secrets, and how to shoot images that will sell.

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Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ DigitalCameraInfo (added on 27 March’07)

The Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR is a specialized version of Fuji’s S3 Pro digital SLR. The S3 Pro UVIR is capable of taking photographs in the Ultra Violet and InfraRed parts of the light spectrum. This feature is mainly used for uncovering otherwise invisible evidence such as gun shot residue, blood stains and burned writing. Although not initially intended for use in general photography, the FinePix S3 Pro UVIR could be used by photo artists for special effects infrared imagery

Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro UVIR Latest Price

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 27.03.07)

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Video Tutorial: Changing Colors In Fabrics

Learn how to use blending modes, opacity slider to change colors on a selected fabric, dress, blouse, etc

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