Archive for August, 2007

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Inspiring Photo: Feather Drop

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Feather Drop , originally uploaded by bonsaikiptb.

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DIY: Making a Snoot for Your Flash

Author: Leann Wrightsman

This step-by-step guide will show you how to make a snoot for your flash easily using items you may even have around the house. You can use your snoot to get a nice narrow light pattern, customizable by squeezing the snoot;

© Leann Wrightsman

STEP 1: Get gaffer’s tape and foam paper.
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Depth of Field with Photoshop

Learn how to simulate depth-of-field using Photoshop’s Lens Blur filter

Inspiring Photo: Dog Fight

I just love the sense of motion and ferocity on this one. My fave!
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The Sweet-Natured Golden Retriever…, originally uploaded by Andrew Morrell Photography.

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Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for Four Thirds

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ FourThirdUser (added on 14 August’07)

Sigma has launched the new Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG Macro for Four Thirds lens, a large aperture macro lens enables you to shoot up to 1:1 life size close-ups optimized specially for digital SLR cameras. The lens featuring Super Multi Layer (SML) coating reduces the ghost caused by reflections from the surface of digital image sensors, and a “Focus Limiter Switch” that limits the AF range so improving the speed and accuracy of autofocus.

Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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2007 Fall Workshops @ Adorama

August 14, 2007 – Adorama Camera, Inc., one of New York’s top photo retailers, has just opened registration for the Fall 2007 session at Workshops@Adorama


Started in February 2007, Workshops@Adorama consists of a wide range of hands-on picture-taking classes for snapshooters and enthusiasts, business and technical advice for professional and aspiring photographers, and inspiring presentations by some of the biggest names in the photography world.

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Inspiring Photo: Overhead

Great moment! Great composition! Great Color! The photographer really captured the power and the size of the wave well.
Suggested by D.Leigh

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Overhead, originally uploaded by konaboy.

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Tips for Using Colored Gels on Lights

Author: David W Sussman

I often wonder why more photographers don’t use colored lights for photography. The movie industry has used this technique for many years to give subtle to dramatic effects. The gels I most use are blue and an orange or amber colored gel. Not only are they complimentary colors to each other but simulates natural and man-made lighting we see every night.


One of my favorite and simple uses is to take a blue gel light and bounce it off a white ceiling flooding a room with saturate fill. I then use a spot grid to project a warm beam onto a subject. To enhance the effect gel this spot light with an amber colored gel and instant mood is created.

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Photoshop TV #93

In this episode you’ll learn recreating a billboard ad design using a candy stripe background, a polar coordinates filter and an image of Matt Beer and making an Action that applies a variety of black and white effects to your image and gives you a couple options to choose from.

Inspiring Photo: Roar!

Very good timing!

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Roar!, originally uploaded by ToastyKen

If you’re new to wildlife photography and wanted to improve your animal photos, make sure you read the Ten Tips for Great Animal Photos article by Stephen Oachs

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