Archive for October, 2007

Lowepro Announces Cirrus TLZ Series

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Sebastopol, CA – October 18, 2007 – Lowepro, the worldwide leading provider of protective cases and backpacks for imaging and technology products, today unveiled Cirrus TLZ, a new line of top-loading camera bags designed for compact, pro-compact digital cameras and digital SLRs. Designed for even the most discriminating photographer, the Cirrus series provides maximum protection for the latest digital cameras and optimal comfort and accessibility. The Cirrus line of top-loading bags is available in three models: Cirrus TLZ 5, 15, and 25.

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Reader Photo of the Day: Nerja Beach Spain

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Nerja Beach Spain
Miniature of Nerja Beach Spain by Michael

Video Tutorial: Miniature Effect in Photoshop

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Here’s a nice video tutorial on creating a miniature effect using Photoshop. The effect usually works best if it is an aerial view of a city / town / landscapes going off in the distance.

Samsung S85

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Last udpate: Review & Sample Photos @ RegHardware (27 October’07)

The Samsung S85 is a 8.2 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera (announced July 12, 2007) features 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent : 38~190mm), Image Stabilization, Face recognition AF & AE, ISO setting: 50-1600, and a 2.5″ Color TFT LCD. The camera measures 100.3 x 63 x 23.4 mm and weighs Approx. 154g (without batteries and card).

samsung-s85
Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

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Landscape Photography Video Tips

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Some tips for capturing better landscape photos using your point-and-shoot digital camera

Reader Photo of The Day: Karakuli Lake

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Karakuli Lake
Karakuli Lake by Andreas Setiadi

DIY: Photography Light Box for Under $40

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Here’s a tutorial on how you can make a light box or doing still life and product type photography using everyday materials for under $40.

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What you need are (5) White Foam Core Board, (1) Roll of Carpet Tape – Two Sided, (1) Roll of Packing Tape, (3) Yards of Thin White Fabric – nearly sheer, Box Cutter, Scissors, and (3) Pieces of Poster Board.

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Olympus Stylus 770SW

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Last Update: Review by LaptopMag (24 October’07

The Olympus 770SW is an all-terrain point-and-shoot digital camera featuring 7.1 million effective pixels, waterproof to 10m, shockproof against falls from up to 1.5m, Crush proof against loads of up to 100kg and freezeproof to -10 degrees Celsius, 3x optical zoom (35mm equiv: 38-114mm) with digital mage stabilization, and a 2,5″ Hypercrystal LCD screen. The camera is measuring in at 3.6” W x 2.3” H x 0.8” D (91.8mm x 59.2mm x 20.6mm), weighing 155g, and it’s running on Li-Ion battery. The Olympus 770SW will be available in March 2007 with an estimated street price of US$379.99

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

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Photoshop CS3 Tour

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Photoshop Product Manager John Nack showing Photoshop features for Web, video, and photographic work, as well as its new integration with Flash and other applications.

Reader Photo of The Day: Monarch

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Monarch
Monarch by Marianne Venegoni