Archive for March, 2007

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Video Tutorial: Removing “Pet Eyes”


This video tutorial will show you how to erase ‘Pet eyes’

MonsterPod

Everyone..Meet MonsterPod, a tripod without legs which will stick to 1,000 objects and counting. It’s really good for situations where you don’t have a stable place for a tripod.

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The secret is in its patent pending “viscoelastic morphing polymer base” molds, grips and sticks to metal, wood, plastic, veneer, marble, Formica, cement, block, steel, brick, glass, tile, enamel, sheet rock, rocks and trees. The MonsterPod will support nearly all compact digital cameras. Nearly 90% of all compact digital cameras manufactured today weigh less than 10 oz. (300 grams) and can be supported.

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Video Tutorial: Basic Sharpening

This video tutorial is looking at how Photoshop produces the sharpening effect, as well as how the Sharpen, Sharpen Edges, Sharpen More and the Unsharp Mask filters work.

Nikon Coolpix S7c

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 19 March’07)

Nikon Coolpix S7c is a 7.1 effective megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 3x Optical Zoom (35-105mm) Zoom-Nikkor ED lens with electronic VR (image stabilization), 24 MB of internal memory, ‘D-Lighting’ exposure control, built-in Wi-Fi antenna and 3 inch LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 100.5 x 60 x 21 mm (4.0 x 2.4 x 0.8 in), weighing at 140 g (4.9 oz) and running on Rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL8.

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Nikon Coolpix S7c Hottest Deals

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DIY: Infrared Filter For Digital Camera

This video tutorial will show you how to make an infrared filter for your digital camera out of bits and pieces such as cardboard rolls, electrical tape, and some black processed photographic film (old negatives). The video also shows you how to test your camera for IR capability, suggests some of the settings you should use, and shows some IR photographs.

DIY: Studio Backdrop Mount for $10

Reedzilla has posted a nice step-by-step guide on how to make a quick, effective photography studio backdrop mount for around $10.

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Supplies needed:
(1) 10′ length of 1.25″ PVC pipe. $4
(1) 1.25″ PVC coupling. $0.50
(2) 1.25″ PVC endcaps (optional). $0.67 ea
(4-6) links of smallish chain. I used #12 jackchain which I had lying around so this was free, or you can buy a package of it for around $5
(2) 1/8″ S-hooks. $1.99 for a pack of 6
(2) small eyescrews (the eyes of the ones I used are around 0.5″). $0.99 for a box of 6
(2) large eyescrews (the eyes of the ones I used are around 1″). $0.99 for a box of 2


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Nikon Coolpix L6

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 16 March’07)

Nikon Coolpix L6 is a slim & lightweight point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 24.08.06) featuring 6.0 effective megapixels, 3.1x optical zoom (equivalent to 38 mm – 116 mm), 15 scene modes, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring 91 x 61 x 26 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 1 in), weighing around 175 g (6.2 oz) and running on 2 AA batteries. The Nikon Coolpix L6 should be available from September 2006 for around $200 USD.

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Nikon Coolpix L6 Latest Price

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Casio Exilim EX-Z1000

Last Updated: Review & Sample Photos @ Megapixel (added on 16 Marc’07)

Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 (announced on 26.04.06) is the world’s first 10.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera powered by a large 1/1.8 inch format, high resolution CCD. The camera featuring a 3x optical zoom, and a 2.8-inch LCD screen. It’s measuring 3.62″ (W) x 2.30″ (H) x .88″ (D), weighing approximately 4.9 oz and running on Rechargeable lithium ion battery (NP-40). The Casio Exilim EX-Z1000 is expected to be available in June 2006 at an MSRP of $399.

Casio Exilim Z1000

Casio EXILIM EX-Z1000 Latest Price

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Casio Exilim EX-Z65

The Casio Exilim EX-Z65 is a slim point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 14 March’07) features 6.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm), and a 2.7″ LCD Screen. The camera is measuring in at 95.4×60.6×19.6, weighing 122g and it’s running on Li-Ion rechargeable battery.

Casio Exilim EX-Z65 Review Roundup & Sample Photos

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DIY: Make Your Own Monopod for $11

C4l3b has posted a step-by-step guide on how to make a 11 dollar collapsable monopod.

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Here’s a list of stuff that you’d need to buy;

” 2 pipes, 1 joiner, 2 end caps, 1 1/4 inch bolt, long enough to go through an end cap and thread into the camera. 3 nuts to secure the bolt, 1 huge washer to help steady the camera when connected. My total was 10$ something.”

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