Archive for August, 2007

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Reader’s Photo: Andromeda Galaxy

Frank sent us this amazing photo of Andromeda Galaxy taken with his
Canon EOS 350D and SkyWatcher 80ED telescope.

Andromeda Galaxy
Each dot of light is as star… Are we alone ?

Photographer’s comments:
“I shot this photo with the Canon EOS 350D and the SkyWatcher 80ED telescope (instead of Canon lenses). So, I shot 36 photos of the galaxy during 300 seconds in RAW, 800iso. I take too five darks (a photo with the hood of the Canon, it’s to see the hot’s pixels). Then, with the free software IRIS, I added these images and subtract the dark to suppress the hot pixels. That’s all. Before, it was very difficult to take a photo of galaxy, nebula etc. But now it’s much easier with the numeric. With a classic camera and with a small telescope, you can take a lot of astro photography photos.”

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Adding Sunlight Video Tutorial

Interesting technique for quickly and easily adding sunlight to your photos using photoshop.

Inspiring Photo: Reflections on Lake Louise

The reflections are simply stunning on this one. It almost looks like a painting!
Suggested by T. Cartwright

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Reflections on Lake Louise, originally uploaded by mveaches.

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Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050

Last Update: Review & Sample Photos @ DCRP (20 August’07)

The Casio Exilim Zoom EX-Z1050 is a stylish & slim point-and-shoot digital camera features 10.1 million effective pixel, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 38-114mm) with Anti Shake DSP. The camera is measuring in at 91.1 x 57.2 x 24.2 mm, weighing 125 g, and it’s running on Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery NP-40 which allows up to 370 shots to be taken when fully charged.
[Full Specifications]

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

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WTD: “A la mode”

A la mode

“A la mode” © 2007 Aaron Johnson

Canon EOS 40D Rumor

Last update – 20 August’07: It’s official! Canon has launched the EOS 40D
Visit our Canon EOS 40D reviews, sample photos, features & specs

19 August’07: Amazon leaks the Canon 40D Specifications, Price & Availability

The US specifications, price and availability for the Canon EOS 40D have been leaked by the biggest online retailer, Amazon.com. They have removed the page now, but you can still see the saved screenshot below;

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It looks like the EOS40D will be available at Amazon on September 10th for US$1,299

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10

Last update: Sample Photos @ Flickr (Added on 19 August’07)

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX10 is a 6.0 MP point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 31.01.07) features 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 35-105mm), f/2.8 Leica DC lens, Intelligent Image Stabilization, ISO setting from 100-3200, and a 2.5″ LCD Screen. The camera measures 94 x 51 x 24 mm (3.7 x 2 x 0.9 in) and weighs 155 g (5.5 oz)

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

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Lightright: Professional Reflector System

LIGHTRIGHT reflector systems are now commercially available and provide precise light control and instant retouching to photographic and video subjects. Package contains five magnetically adjustable reflectors in various sizes. All reflectors have two reversible panels—from sliver, to white. Larger reflective surfaces can be flexed to concentrate or spread reflected light.

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WTD: “Photoshop 911″

Photoshop 911

“Photoshop 911″ © 2007 Aaron Johnson

Free Photo Software: Light Artist 1.5

Light Artist Screenshot
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