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Canon Powershot SD890/IXUS 970 IS

Last updated:Review & Sample Photos @ TechTree (11 November’08)

The Canon PowerShot SD890/IXUS 970 IS is a 10 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features built-in flash, 5x optical zoom (35mm film equivalent: 37-185mm) with Optical Image Stabilizer, ISO 80-1600, and a 2.5-inch TFT color LCD with wide viewing angle. The camera measures 3.76 x 2.26 x 1.08 in./95.4 x 57.3 x 27.4mm and weighs Approx. 5.47 oz./155g (camera body only).

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

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Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS860) IS

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ LetsGoDigital (11 November’08)

The Canon PowerShot SD870 (IXUS860) IS (announced 22 August’07) is a 8.0 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera features 3.8x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 28-105mm) with optical stabilization, ISO: 80-1600, DIGIC III, and a 3.0″ LCD screen. 3.65 x 2.32 x 1.02 in (92.6 x 58.8 x 25.9mm) and weighs approx 5.50 oz./155g (camera body only).

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

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Photo of The Day: Silhouette

Silhouette
Silhouette by Oksana (profile)

Photo of The Day: Down

Down
Down by Felix Collado (profile)

Nikon Coolpix S520

Last update: Review & Sample Photos @ ePhotozine (07 November’08)

The Nikon Coolpix S520 features 8.1 megapixels CCD sensor, 3x Optical Zoom (35mm equivalent: 37-111mm), Optical VR Image Stabilization, auto Adjusts up to ISO 2000 and a 2.7″ TFT LCD screen. The camera measures 2.09 x 3.7 x 0.89 in (53 x 94 x 22.5 mm) and weighs Approx. 4.1 oz (115 g). (Download Nikon Coolpix S520 Brochure)

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

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Apply Eye Make-up

This photoshop tutorial will show you how you can add eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara to any model easily with Photoshop CS.


Make Up tutorial with Photoshop

Make Up tutorial with Photoshop

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Photo of The Day: Smokin

Smokin
Smokin by Warren Camitan (profile)

Shooting with White Background for Stock Photography

To be serious about stock photography I need white background photos (food shots, everyday objects and things like that). I have a soft box that came with a couple of tungsten lamps. The softbox is 16″ square, open in the front, white sides, and I velcro the background sheet to the inside. I set this up for the first time last night with the lamps aimed through the fabric on either side, and took some test shots. They’re terrible. The background is not white, but pink and shadowy, it looks like an interrogation room, I think the box may be too small to photograph an object as large as Indian corn (one of the things I shot), in short I need advice. If I need more lights how do I “blow out” the background in the box when the box is so small? Should I just forget the box and set up a background drape by itself and fix lights around it? There’s no need to load the test shots here, they look like I shot them with a polaroid camera on a grimy pillowcase in prison.

The tungsten lamps will need to be ditched – they smoke and smell after mere minutes and one doesn’t want to stay on. Cheap.

I need photos with that happy, clean, generic Steven Spielberg white in the background so all you see is that clean, evenly bright white behind the photo subject.

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Shooting with White Background for Stock Photography
Posted by LorettaW on November 6, 2008 at 1:19am in DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES


Photo of The Day: katiechan3

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katiechan3 by Zim Killgore (profile)

Photo of The Day: Country Dreams

Country Dreams
Country Dreams by ST (profile)

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