Archive for June, 2007

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Inspiring Photo: Free falling…

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Free falling…, originally uploaded by CosmicDust.

Flash used: Vivitar 285HV in 1/16 manual power.
Flash was triggered manually from the top with camera in bulb mode.

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Last update: Firmware Update V. 2.0 (added on 17 June’07)

Leica DIGILUX 3 is the first purely digital Leica mirror reflex system camera with exchangeable lenses (DSLR) featuring 7.5 million effective pixel, Image Stabilization, ultrasonic protective filter to protect the camera with its exchangeable lenses against the dreaded dirt on the image sensor due to penetration of dirt and dust particles, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen which has a resolution of 207,000 pixels. The LEICA DIGILUX 3 is supplied with a 1 GB SD card, a mains battery charger, a powerful rechargeable battery and a comprehensive software package (Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (PC)/3.0 (Mac), Quicktime Movie Player ).

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 04.05.07)

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Photo Tip: Off Camera Flash 2

Another Neat video tutorial by David James explaining how to connect your flash to a light/flash stand via a umbrella/flash mount.

Part 1 of the tutorial is available here

Pentax K10D Limited Edition

Pentax UK has recently announced the Pentax K10D Limited Edition camera packages to commemorate the K10D winning the Camera Grand Prix 2007 Award in Japan.


Only 150 cameras will be available in UK and 5000 cameras available worldwide.


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100% Cotton

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100% Cotton, originally uploaded by chezrump

I created the wallpaper created for the backdrop in illustrator, then imported into PS where I added various textures/shading techniques in order to give it that “lived in” appearence.

Suggested by Emma

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Photo Tip: Off Camera Flash

Neat video tutorial by David James explaining how to sync a camera and a remote flash.

Part 2 of the tutorial is available here

Lighting for Portrait Photography Tips

Last update: Part III – Selective Control of Exposure (added on 15 June’07)

Steve Barnes, a professional portrait photographer and co-owner of Hayley Barnes Photography in League City, has written great tips on lighting for portrait photography. He writes about Behavior of Light, Controlling Exposure within the Camera, and Selective Control Exposure;

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Video Tutorial: Aging Effect

Learn the simple way to make your photos look old.

Free Photo Software: HotPixelDetector


Name: HotPixelDetector
Description: HotPixelDetector is a free utility from Lightning Cube Software that can be used to analyse your camera’s CCD sensor to see how much it suffers from this problem. It uses the so-called dark frame technique for accurate hot pixel detection. HotPixelDetector offers several features including saving the detection results to XML or HTML files.
License: Free
File Size: 9.06 MB
Requirements: Windows

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Inspiring Photo: Happy Together

Wonderful Black & White photograph..

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Happy Together, originally uploaded by *eSThER*.

Suggested by Daniela

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