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Olympus E-400

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ThinkCamera (added on 25 May’07)

Olympus E-400 is the world’s smallest and lightest D-SLR camera with 10.0 million pixel CCD featuring dual memory card slots, four thirds compatibility, supersonic Wave Filter – ensuring dust-free photography, 31 scene modes that cover a wide variety of shooting situations, 3 fps with up to five images in RAW buffer, Improved 49 segment digital ESP and spot metering, and 2.5″ LCD Screen.

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Choosing a Tripod for Travel/Nature Photography

Sam Zaydel explains how he chooses tripod for travel/nature photography. He starts the article by writing on the basic function of a tripod and finishes by discussing how much money you should spend on your tripod.

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Photo by Gary Winstanley

In today’s camera market, you will find an endless supply of gear, some useful, some not so, some quality, and some not. This variety makes it harder to find exactly what you need, especially when you are not sure of exactly which features you need and which you can do without. A tripod is an essential part of an arsenal carried by any Travel and Nature photographer. You already know that for sharpest images you need to use a tripod. What you are wondering no doubt is why there is such a significant price range among the different manufacturers of tripods, and whether or not it makes sense for you to make a significant investment in a tripod.

Basic Function of a Tripod

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Add Color to Grayscale Photos

Pantone Huey

The Pantone Huey Monitor Color Calibrator designed for calibrating and profiling all types of monitors – LCD and CRT. Each individual package includes a huey measurement device (emission only colorimeter) with ambient measurement capabilities, and software for monitor calibration.

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Inspiring Photo: The Old Lamplighter

Great lighting and composition.. I also really love the mood in this photograph.

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THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER, originally uploaded by P.A.V, photo.

Suggested by Gerry

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 DSLR

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ ImagingResource (added on 21 May’07)

Panasonic has announced the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 DSLR , a Digital SLR camera with 7.5 MP CCD sensor featuring a live MOS sensor, Supersonic Wave Filter system, a 2.5″ LCD Screen and MEGA O.I.S (Image Stabilisations). The camera is measuring 140 x 87 x 72 mm (5.5 x 3.4 x 2.8 in) and weighing 617 g (1.4 lb) with battery. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1 DSLR will be available from 22nd July 2006 (Japan) and Early September (USA) for MSRP US $1,999 including the Leica D Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm f/2.8-3.5 OIS

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Inspiring Photo: Acompañado de su sombra…

Outstanding control of light, texture, depth and post processing. Marvelous photography.

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Acompañado de su sombra…, originally uploaded by Cloe007.

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Funny Photo: I surrender!

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i surrender!, originally uploaded by varf.

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HDR Imaging Tips

If you are new to HDR photography, and wondering how to get started, Sam Zaydel has written an article that will help to get you on your way to great HDR images.

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HDR and Capturing Photos for HDR Processing

High Dynamic Range images are a fairly recent subject matter. It is fair to say that HDR should be an area of Photography all to itself. In case you, the reader are not familiar with HDR, I will be sure to give a recap. While HDR is primarily photography, I consider it to be a mixed medium art, because of the digital processing which takes place after the images have been captured. An HDR image is of course only as good as the sequence of images captured to produce the final image. There are several considerations that have to be made, before capturing any images for HDR post-processing. Let’s jump into it and address all aspects of capturing a successful set of images for HDR.

What is HDR?

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Inspiring Photo: Flash Near Harbour

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Photo was taken in Vodice, Croatia, Summer 2006.

Flash-near-harbour-02, originally uploaded by strocatam.

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