Archive for March, 2008

Samsung i70

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Last updated: Review & Sample Photos @ ePhotozine (30 March’08)

The Samsung i70 is a slim point-and-shoot digital camera (announced 08.01.07) featuring 7.2 million effective pixels, 3x optical zoom lens (36 – 109mm), Face Recognition AF & AE, ASR (Advanced Shake Reduction) system, multimedia/mp3 player, cool phone-like sliding cover, and a 3.0-inch TFT LCD screen. The Samsung i70 is measuring in only at 104 x 63.6 x 24.8 mm , weighing 172 g and it’s running on 2x AA alkaline or NiMH battery.

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Check Availability


Nikon Coolpix P50

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ThinkCamera (30 March’08)

The Nikon Coolpix P50 is an 8.1-megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3.6x Optical Wide-Angle Zoom (35mm film equivalent: 28-102mm), Optical Viewfinder, ISO sensitivity: 64-2000 and a 2.4″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 94.5 x 66 x 44 mm and it weighs approx 160 g.

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


Olympus SP-560 UZ

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Last update: Review by CNET (30 March’08)

Olympus SP-560 UZ is a 8 Megapixels point-and-shoot digital camera features a huge 18x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 27-486mm) with dual image stabilization, ISO 50-6200 (equivalent), and a 2.5” (6.4cm) LCD with Backlight Boost Button. The camera measures 4.6″W x 3.1″H x 3.1″D (116mm x 78.5mm x 78mm) and weighs 12.9oz (365g) without batteries and media card. (Full Specs)

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


Download Free Photo Software: FaceFilter Studio

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

face-filter-studio screenshot
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Free Photoshop: Adobe Launches Photoshop Express

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Adobe has recently launched the Photoshop Express site where members can upload their images and then edit them online. Many features such as Adobe’s simplified set of point-and-click controls for red-eye removal, cropping, exposure, saturation and other functions are available from the site. Users can also group images into Web albums and post them to popular social networking sites.


PRESS RELEASE: Free Online Software Brings Adobe Photoshop Technology to Anyone Taking Digital Photos


Ricoh Caplio GX100

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ LuminousLandscape (27 March’07)

The Ricoh Caplio GX100 (announced 28.03.07) is the successor to the Ricoh Caplio GX8 point-and-shoot digital camera. The camera features 10.01 million effective pixels, 3x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 24-72mm), Image stabilization, 2.5″ LCD display, and a removable electronic viewfinder. The camera is measuring in at 112 x 58 x 25 mm (4.4 x 2.3 x1.0 in), weighing 220g (7.8oz) and will be available at the end of April 2007 at £399.99 inc vat.

Ricoh Caplio GX100
Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info


Ricoh Caplio R7

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ (27 March’07)

The Ricoh Caplio R7 features 28mm to 200mm wide-angle & zoom Lens in a Ultra Slim 20.6mm wide body, High-resolution 8.15 megapixel CCD, CCD-shift image stabilization, ISO range from 64 to 1600, and a 2.7 inch transparent amorphous silicon TFT LCD. The camera measures 99.6 x 55 x 23.3 mm (3.9 x 2.2 x 0.9 in) and weighs 135 g (4.8 oz). (Download Brochure)

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


Removing Freckles

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

In this tutorial we’re going to show you how you can remove freckles easily and quikcly using gaussian blur and history brush.

Here are the before and after photos;

removing freckles

Step 1.)
Once you have opened your image, duplicate your background layer by choosing ‘layer>duplicate layer’ or simply drag your background layer to ‘create new layer’ button in the layer pallete.


Photography Lighting Kit

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Video of corporate/industrial photographer David Tejada’s small location lighting kit.

Creating Realistic 3D Flag

Friday, March 21st, 2008

This tutorial will show you how you can use displacement maps for placing many kinds of design onto many different surfaces. I’m going to map a 2d flag image using a photograph of some crumpled silk to create a realistic 3D flag;

displacement map tutorial

Step 1.) Open your fabric and your flag image in photoshop. Apply gaussian blur to your fabric photograph (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur) and experiment with the radius to hide the detail of the fabric and keeping only the folds.