Archive for August, 2007
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;
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STEP 1: Get gaffer’s tape and foam paper.
Learn how to simulate depth-of-field using Photoshop’s Lens Blur filter
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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.
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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.
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.
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.